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School district explores tax measure Bond, mill levy could end up on November 2017 ballot BY MIKE DIFERDINANDO MDIFERDINANDO@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

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Thousands gather for Castle Rock’s 80th annual ‘Lighting of the Star’ P5 TROOPER KILLED ON I-25: Cody Donahue was hit by a truck while working a separate crash P4

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The Douglas County Board of Education will gauge interest in a possible tax measure aimed at generating more money to address capital needs across the district. At the Nov. 15 board meeting, the board directed the District Accountability Committee, Fiscal Oversight Committee, Long Range Planning Committee and Student Advisory Committee to raise awareness about the district’s ongoing capital needs and fiscal challenges, and to explore potential solutions, including potential mill and bond issues. “If and when the board decides to make a request to the taxpayers for a tax increase, it needs to be done with support from across the entire community and with a clear understanding of what the needs are and what the impacts of any measure passing or failing might be on our students and staff,” school board vice president Judith Reynolds said. “Support for any action must rise from the community and not be driven by the board.” Before making a decision, Reynolds said she would weigh several factors, including the state of the economy, the amount of state funding and feedback and recommendations from the subcommittee. SEE BOND, P7

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Retired postal service employee, grandmother, home-school teacher 20 years in Castle Rock We came here from Sedalia. When we moved to Sedalia it was 1990-ish and Castle Rock was barely a light on the horizon. Walmart was where Safeway is and the library was over by Walmart. So it was a very small town, no traffic. We’re thinking about moving to someplace smaller. I do like the small-town feel. That was the main reason we moved here and it’s losing that. It’s turning more into a suburb. Our friends, our family are here. Our church, so I enjoy that. I do like the convenience of having some things closer, but it’s kind of a short-lived pleasure when you get out into the traffic. Working for the postal service I’m retired. I worked for the postal service 33 years. I was an analyst, a cusomter service programs analyst. I looked at retail sale, which is the front counter of the post office. I did that for probably 10, 15 years. I started out as a what was an lSM, a letter-sorting machine clerk, worked my way up. A special opportunity I homeschool my granddaughter. She is 9, almost 10. I didn’t homeschool my kids, I was working. I think it’s the one-on-one attention that you can get and give. I think that helps with, you know, any student has strong areas and weak areas. The strength, you can recognize it. And the weak areas, you can concentrate on it and you don’t have to try to keep up with the other 30 kids in your class, or

Breakfast with Santa Enjoy a morning of shopping and hot pancakes on Dec. 2. From 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., The Outlets at Castle Rock will serve free pancakes and host children’s activities. Santa will be available to mingle with families. The event is free and located at 5050 Factory Shops Blvd. For more information visit www.outletsatcastlerock.com.

Pamela Brown enjoys home-schooling her granddaughter and is retired from the postal service. JESSICA GIBBS

be bored on the subject that you’re good at. It’s just a blessing for me. it just so much time with her. Most people are so busy that they don’t have time to spend with their kids and I’ve been there, so I really appreciate this. My mantra Put God first in your life. I think it helps us get through life and it gives us peace in times when it doesn’t look like anyone could have peace, and it gives you strength to get through life because everybody faces challenges. I think He gives you wisdom and a love for other people. If you have suggestions for My Name Is..., contact Jessica Gibbs at jgibbs@coloradocommunitymedia.com

County detentions earns award In November, the Douglas County Detentions Division earned its second reaccreditation by the largest correctional association in the world, American Correctional Association. Maintaining accreditation through the association helps to ensure best practices. An audit includes assessments of administration and management, facility safety and offender programs. The association also assesses issues and concerns that may affect the quality of life in the facility such as staff training, programs and overall strengths and weaknesses of the agency. “It is important that we continue to evaluate our policy and procedures to ensure that we are managing our detentions division in the most practical way possible while also ensuring the safety and security of our inmates and staff,” Sheriff Tony Spurlock said. “The reaccreditation process enforces that evaluation and guides us in areas that need improvement.” The next audit for the Douglas County Sheriff ’s Office will be in 2019.

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For the second time in a little more than a year, a Colorado State Patrol trooper was struck and killed by a passing vehicle while investigating a separate accident on Interstate 25 in Douglas County. Trooper Cody Donahue, 34, was killed while investigating a propertydamage accident near Castle Rock the afternoon of Nov. 25, according to the state patrol. Authorities say a Denver man struck Donahue with his vehicle. Noe Gamez-Ruiz, 41, was arrested and faces charges of careless driving resulting in death, a misdemeanor, and failure to yield the right of way to an emergency vehicle, a traffic infraction, the Douglas County Sheriff ’s Office stated in a news release. Gamez-Ruiz posted $500 bond early the morning of Nov. 26 and was released from the Douglas County Detention Facility. Donahue, an 11-year patrol veteran, husband and father of two, was asDonahue signed to the Castle Rock state patrol office. “He certainly will be missed as a trooper and an individual, to say the least,” Trooper Josh Lewis with the state patrol said. “Today was a sad day Gamez-Ruiz for the Colorado State Patrol,” a state patrol news release said. “The Colorado State Patrol is asking for thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.” At approximately 1:50 p.m. Nov. 25, Donahue, who lived in Parker, was working near I-25 and Tomah Road when he was struck by a commercial vehicle, Lewis said. Donahue was investigating a non-injury accident on northbound I-25 south of Castle Rock, according to the state patrol. The passing vehicle — identified by the sheriff ’s office as a box truck belonging to U.S. Foods — struck him while he was out of his vehicle. Donahue had been working the scene of the crash with another state trooper, Matthew Normandin, and both troopers were on the side of the roadway in marked cars with their patrol lights on, according to an arrest affidavit. Normandin, who was sitting in his vehicle, told investigators he saw Donahue “standing at about the middle of the wrecked vehicle.” He then saw a truck “cross the solid white fog line” and hit Donahue, the affidavit says. Normandin said he immediately knew

HOW TO HELP A memorial fund has been set up on gofundme.com to assist the family of Trooper Cody Donahue. “It is an unimaginable tragedy for our whole family, but especially for his wife and two young daughters,” the page says. “Please consider donating money to help his family through this difficult time. Our hearts are broken.” More than $50,000 had been raised as of the morning of Nov. 28. To donate, go to www.gofundme.com/codydonahue-memorial-fund

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS SET A funeral for Trooper Cody Donahue is scheduled for 11 a.m. Dec. 2. at Denver First Church of the Nazarene, 3800 East Hampden Ave. in Cherry Hills Village. Donahue, 34, of Parker, is remembered as a loving husband, father, son, brother and friend to many more, according to an obituary posted to the website of funeral home Ellis Family Services. A native of Grand Forks, North Dakota, Donahue was studying engineering at the University of North Dakota when he met his wife, Velma Dusper. The couple moved to Denver and had two daughters, ages 10 and 7. There, Donahue began an 11-year career with the Colorado State Patrol.

“Cody was extremely hard working, honorable and genuinely kind. He was so honest he even gave his own wife a ticket,” the obituary states. “Cody is our angel and his death has left a hole that cannot be filled.” In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Flying Wheels Foundation, 15055 South Golden Road, Golden. The organization provides temporary financial assistance for officers and their families who have been injured or killed in the line of duty. For more information, go to www. flyingwheelsfoundation.com. Donahue was dead. Gamez-Ruiz pulled over and remained on scene until emergency personnel arrived, according to the sheriff ’s office. Authorities reviewed video from Gamez-Ruiz’s truck and from Donahue’s patrol car and determined Gamez-Ruiz was about 100 feet ahead of the vehicle in the next lane over but did not change lanes, the affidavit says. The suspect took a voluntary blood test, but neither alcohol nor drugs are suspected as being a factor in the crash, a sheriff ’s office spokesman said. Donahue was the third state patrol trooper killed in the past 18 months. SEE TROOPER, P21


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Castle Rock’s Starlighting is tradition for community Crowd of 20,000 gathers for growing — but still hometown — affair BY JESSICA GIBBS JGIBBS@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

Fireworks shot into the sky from atop “the Rock” in Castle Rock, and below, Kendall Zellmer, 5, and her sister Claire, 3, peered up from their parents’ shoulders. It was the family’s first time attending the town’s annual Starlighting event. Jesse and Brittany Zellmer moved with their daughters to Castle Rock in June. They arrived downtown about an hour earlier to look at Christmas lights and explore the activities, Brittany said. And, to wade their way through all the people. “I think it’s awesome,” she said. “It does have so many family friendly activities.” Castle Rock’s 80th annual “Lighting of the Star,” sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, swept through the town Nov. 19. The chamber estimates at least 20,000 people attended, up from last year’s attendance of 17,500. “It’s kind of the Castle Rock signature event,” chamber President Pam Ridler said. “Being the 80th Starlighting, I think was a great thing for the community.” Although it’s a growing affair, the Starlighting is still a hometown, family-oriented festival, she said. This year’s activities included hot

chocolate, food, vendors, live music and a visit from Santa. When the star illuminated the night, people cheered and raised fists in the air before watching fireworks set off from atop the Rock. With such high attendance, parking was scarce. Eventgoers walked long-distances and shuttled in from locations such as the county fairgrounds. Brittany Zellmer and her family were some who opted for the shuttle. “I can’t believe this many people are here,” she said. Watching fireworks not far away from the Zellmers were Raven Bernier, 17, and Cole Gonzalez, 17. Gonzalez attends Douglas County High School and makes the event an annual tradition. “Try to go every year,” he said. “I do think it’s unique in the community.” Gonzalez talked Bernier, who lives in Parker, into joining him. Bernier said she’d been to the Starlighting two years ago, but didn’t remember fireworks as part of the event. It ended up being her favorite part. The night was beautiful, Riddler said. The weather cooperated, the town was decorated in more lights than usual and the event celebrated the history of Castle Rock. And Ridler’s favorite part was demonstrated by people like the Zellmers and Gonzalez. “I think the beautiful thing about the Starlighting is hearing the stories from families,” Ridler said, “telling us that this is a tradition of their families.”

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Jesse Zellmer and wife, Brittany, hold daughers Claire, 3, and Kendall, 5, as fireworks go off during the annual starlighting in Castle Rock. PHOTOS BY JESSICA GIBBS

A 3-year-old Casey gets a lift from dad, Kyle Shanley, amid the crowds at Castle Rock’s starlighting event.


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County program aims to prevent domestic homicides

Local law enforcement implements new program to reduce deaths in domestic violence cases BY JESSICA GIBBS JGIBBS@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

In 2015, law enforcement agencies in Douglas County responded to nearly 800 domestic-related calls. “If that seems startling,” Castle Rock Police Chief Jack Cauley said at a Nov. 16 news conference, “please keep in mind that it is believed that domestic violence is underreported by about 70 percent.” So Castle Rock police — in partnership with departments in Parker, Lone Tree, the Douglas County Sheriff ’s Office and The Crisis Center, a shelter and resource center in Douglas County — have implemented a new program to prevent domestic homicides. The Lethality Assessment Program was developed by the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence using research from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. It evaluates shared characteristics among victims of homicide or attempted homicide and trains officers to spot those while on duty. Thirty states have implemented the program, but this is the first in Colorado. The departments have already trained 400 officers, and the sessions are now part of routine training before an officer is sworn in for duty. And early data shows the program is effective, Cauley said. Since Aug. 1, approximately 128 lethality assessments were conducted in Douglas County. More than half of those identified people at high risk of being killed by their partner. “What we are learning is it becomes very impactful for a police officer to sit with a victim of domestic violence and tell them that you are in high danger of being killed by your domestic partner,” Cauley said. “That’s a very powerful statement to hear from law enforcement.” In the year before a homicide, more than 44 percent of abusers were arrested and approximately 33 percent of victims contacted police, according to the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence. In contrast, only 4 percent of abused homicide victims used a hotline or shelter in the year before their death. Although the program’s goal is to prevent homicides, 18th Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler said the training also could prevent other crimes associated with domestic violence. Those might include sexual assault or child abuse. “It’s not every day that law enforcement gets together with these great partnerships and rolls out a tool that doesn’t exist to help prosecution,” Brauchler said. “It doesn’t exist to increase penalties against anyone. It exists, in essence, to cut down on the number of cases that my office prosecutes.”

WHAT LEADERS ARE SAYING “The Parker Police Department is committed to being an active partner in the Lethality Assessment Program initiative in our area. Policing at its root is based on protecting and serving crime victims. This program is the embodiment of those principles for victims of domestic violence. The Parker Police Department, along with our criminal justice partners in Douglas County, are dedicated to this important, evidence-based and progressive program.” — Parker Police Chief David King Parker police responded to 105 domesticrelated calls in 2014 and 114 calls in 2015. Parker police file a case report for every domestic-violence call they respond to. • • • “The LAP program gives the opportunity for officers responding to intimate-partner crimes to better understand some of the dynamics associated within the relationship. The questions asked can (help) the officer determine the threat level and once understood, the officer can begin empowering the victim through providing honest feedback and offering immediate resources to help the victim.” — Lone Tree Police Department Interim Chief Ron Pinson In 2015, Brauchler’s office received 636 misdemeanor and felony domestic violence cases from law enforcement agencies. Not all were prosecuted.

DOUGLAS COUNTY CRISIS CENTER For a 24-hour crisis hotline, call 303-6888484 or 888-247-7472 (toll-free).

For more information about domesticviolence services — such as emergency How the program shelter, legal advocacy works and therapy — call The Lethality 303-688-1094, or visit Assessment Pro- www.thecrisiscenter. gram provides org. a two-hour training process that teaches local law enforcement officers to better assess when the life of a domestic violence victim is at high risk — whether the relationship could become homicidal. The intervention is important, Castle Rock Police Cmdr. Jason Lyons said, because a victim is not always aware she or he is in a deadly situation. In approximately 30 percent of homicide or attempted homicide cases, it was the first act of violence experienced by the victim, according to the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence. Under the program, officers who re-

Lone Tree police responded to 65 domestic violence calls in 2014 and 53 in 2015. This is only the number of calls, and not reflective of the number of cases for Lone Tree. • • • “The Lethality Assessment Program is another tool that all law enforcement officers in Douglas County have to try and make a determination during a difficult time for victims of domestic violence who are faced with difficult circumstances and give them resources so their dangerous situation will hopefully not become worse.” — Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock Unincorporated Douglas County saw 448 domestic violence cases in 2015 and 353 in 2014. Cases do not reflect the number of domestic-related calls that officers received. The sheriff’s office only keeps statistics for the number of cases filed. • • • In Castle Rock, police responded to 113 domestic-violence cases in 2014 and 165 domestic-violence cases in 2015.

DOMESTIC ABUSE IN THE U.S. • In the United States, an average of 20 people are physically abused by intimate partners every minute. This equates to more than 10 million abuse cases annually. • 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been physically abused by an intimate partner. • On a typical day, domestic violence hotlines nationwide receive approximately 20,800 calls. • Only 34 percent of people who are injured by intimate partners receive medical care for their injuries. • Domestic violence is most common among women between the ages of 18 and 24. • Every nine seconds in the United States, a woman is assaulted or beaten. Source: National Coalition Against Domestic Violence spond to domestic calls would screen a suspected victim of domestic violence by asking 11 questions that relate to behavior, threats against life and use of weapons.

STAFF REPORT

Domestic violence can take many forms. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence reports that abusers use tactics such as isolation, degradation, manipulation, stalking, physical abuse, threats and punishment. But it doesn’t always happen at the onset of a relationship. In the early stages, an abuser may be charming, successful, well-liked and supportive. Over time, behavior becomes controlling. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence says victims’ prolonged exposure to cycles of loving behavior followed by periods of abuse can leave them feeling trapped or even believing they are to blame for the situation. “Domestic violence is some of the most complicated, confounding crime that law enforcement encounters — not just the men and women on the street but even in the courtrooms,” 18th Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler said. “The dynamics that are involved touch people in their hearts. They’re emotional. They make people make decisions that seem contrary to common sense sometimes.” Some reasons victims stay in abusive relationships include: • The victim fears the abuser’s violent behavior will escalate if they try to leave. • The abuser has threatened to kill the victim, their loved ones, pets or themselves. • The victim loves their abuser and believes they will change. • The abuser has threatened to take the victim’s children if they leave. • The victim is financially dependent on the abuser. • The victim’s religious or cultural beliefs prohibit them from leaving the abuser. • The victim has low self-esteem and believes they are to blame for the abuse. • The victim has nowhere to go if they leave. Source: National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

SEE TRAINING, P21

THE LETHALITY ASSESSMENT: While still on the scene of a domestic-related call, Douglas County law enforcement officers are trained through the Lethality Assessment Prorgram to ask the following 11 questions. This helps determine if a victim is at high risk of being killed by his or her partner.

Why do people stay in abusive relationships?

1. Has he/she ever used a weapon against you or threatened you with a weapon? 2. Has he/she threatened to kill you or your children? 3. Do you think he/she might try to kill you?

4. Does he/she have a gun or can he/she get one easily? 5. Has he/she ever tried to choke you?

being married? 8. Is he/she unemployed? 9. Has he/she ever tried to kill himself/herself?

6. Is he/she violently or constantly jealous or does he/she control most of your daily activities?

10. Do you have a child that he/she knows is not his/hers?

7. Have you left him/her or separated after living together or

11. Does he/she follow or spy on you or leave threatening messages?


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BOND: Douglas County School Board to gauge interest in tax measure FROM PAGE 1

Board member Wendy Vogel agreed that gathering widespread support would be critical to any new tax measure. “I would support whatever our community thinks is appropriate,” Vogel said. “ In my view, this isn’t a matter of what I would support, rather what the majority would support. After all, knowing my bias, I would most likely personally support a much larger tax increase than the majority of Douglas County voters, so my decisions need to be based on their wishes.” The board encouraged the groups to include community members not currently associated with the committees to expand the reach of their efforts into the larger Douglas County community. It asked for an update in May to assess feedback and consider community support for pursuing a mill or bond issue as early as the November 2017 election. Bonds defeated in past The community voted down a $200 million bond in 2011 that would have gone toward building three new schools in Castle Rock and Parker and a $29 million mill levy override that would have provided funding for instructional expenses and pay for performance for teachers. In 2008, Douglas County rejected a $395 million bond and a $17 million mill levy override to support building new schools, improving student achievement, recruiting and retaining the workforce and improving the district’s technological advances in the face of expanded enrollment. “Unfortunately, the board has not been able to agree on a tax measure that would allow the community to decide if it is time to support well over $320 million in funding to meet maintenance and growth needs,” board member Anne-Marie Lemieux said. “We also have a significant deficit in teacher pay with average salaries of over $10,000 less than surrounding districts while we are suffering from a statewide teacher shortage.” By not passing a tax measure to help provide more funding, Lemieux said the district has put itself at a disadvantage in recent years. “Since Douglas County voters have not passed a bond or MLO (mill levy overrride) to support public education since 2006,” she said, “it has become increasingly difficult to compete with other districts as well as provide well-maintained schools that offer a variety of programming our students need.”

Importance of support Jason Virdin of Douglas County Parents said that while u the group would support a tax

HOW SCHOOL TAX MEASURES ON 2016 BALLOT FARED: BONDS Adams 12 Five Star $350 million, passed

MILL LEVY OVERRIDES Cherry Creek $23.9 million, passed

Cherry Creek $250 million, passed

Denver Public Schools $56.6 million, passed

Denver Public Schools $572 million, passed

Englewood $1.5 million, passed

Englewood $97.5 million, passed

Jefferson County $33 million, failed

Jefferson County $535 million, failed

Thompson School District $11 million, failed

Thompson School District $288 million, failed measure, members also have concerns about how a divided board could come to an agreement. “DCSD is currently facing an unprecedented level of capital needs with no source of funding. If we believed there was a good chance of a bond measure passing, we would support the question being placed on the ballot,” Virdin said. “However, we do not believe the community will support a bond question with the current division on the board of education and the lack of trust in the majority board directors. We would prefer the board table any discussion of a bond until these underlying issues are resolved.” The group Taxpayers For Public Education said it would support a carefully constructed measure that would be specifically directed to take care of two very pressing issues within the district: capital needs and teacher compensation. However, it would not support an initiative without a statement of transparency and accountability from the district and the school board. “We need to take care of these dire capital needs and make sure we help stem the tide of highly effective teachers leaving the district with a much-needed compensation increase,” Taxpayers for Public Education said in an email. “But, to make sure taxpayer dollars are used wisely, we need the board to pledge to be transparent in how dollars are spent, and not re-direct that money, as they have in the past, to programs that offer little value to students, teachers and the community.” During the recent election, the Jefferson County School District failed to pass a $33 million mill levy override that would have gone toward attracting and retaining teachers and hiring more mental health staff and a $535 million bond proposal that would have funneled money into building new schools and improving and repairing aging ones. The outcome in Jefferson County raises questions about the feasibility of a tax measure passing in Douglas County. “The outcome of the election in Jefferson County this fall

Source: Colorado School Finance Project

‘The community at large has to have confidence that any tax increase is needed and will be used wisely.’ Judith Reynolds, school board vice president

reiterates to me how important widespread community support is for any measure,” Reynolds said. “The community at large has to have confidence that any tax increase is needed and will be used wisely.” Vogel agreed that the failure to pass a measure in Jefferson County could be repeated in Douglas. “It is concerning to me that both the Jeffco and Thompson (Loveland) school districts failed to pass their tax increases,” Vogel said, “as both have been hit hard with reforms like Douglas County.” Board member David Ray said only once action has been taken to ensure that every available dollar is being spent at the student level, is it appropriate to ask taxpayers for assistance. “I don’t know all the circumstances in Jeffco with regards to why voters did not pass their recent ballot initiatives,” Ray said. “However, they are in a similar position as Douglas County, where trust in the school board is in the process of being rebuilt. Hopefully, our community will continue to see our actions where spending is focused on learners, as opposed to district-level initiatives.”

Capital needs are ongoing issue for the district STAFF REPORT

A bond measure to pay for capital needs in Douglas County schools was first proposed by the district’s Long Range Planning Committee in 2015, after an intensive community survey and report that determined the need was critical. The Long Range Planning Committee — a group of community members and parents charged by the district with studying its capital needs — put the price tag at $275.1 million for current and future projects over five years. The committee identified major areas of need as facility reinvestment at $133.6 million, technology at $53 million and new construction to accommodate growth at $38.8 million. Among the committee’s findings: • By 2040, the number of students projected to be enrolled is estimated to reach 128,000 — nearly double the current enrollment, according to the Long Range Planning Committee’s Master Capital Plan. • Twenty-seven schools in the district were built before 1996 and have had some capital reinvestment, including replacement of worn-out systems, but are again in need of improvements. • Of the $53 million in capital needs for technology identified by the committee, about $18 million would go toward replacing aging hardware like computers in classrooms. Data from 2014 showed capital needs were growing at the rate of $25 million to $35 million annually. To help pay for these needs, the planning committee proposed a $200 million bond measure. In 2014, the board voted not to put the measure on the ballot, saying Douglas County residents — already overburdened and paying a disproportionate share of taxes — were unlikely to approve a local funding question. Board members again passed on putting tax measures on the ballot in 2015 and 2016, saying it feared lack of broad community support. In 2015, then-Board of Education President Kevin Larsen said the board did have its eye on growth and was planning for it, saying the district had been diligent in addressing maintenance needs of its buildings as issues arose. Larsen also said charter schools had helped absorb some of the district’s growth. But the planning committee has strongly encourged a tax measure, saying the fixas-needed approach is not sustainable long term. The committee’s projections also take into account the county’s growing population and possible need for more classrooms and schools. Previously, the board had been made up of seven members who were in agreement about not wanting to introduce a new tax measure. However, the election in 2015 of David Ray, Anne-Marie Lemieux and Wendy Vogel opened the door to the idea. All three have voiced support for some form of new tax measure to help address the district’s capital needs.


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Owners of the dwelling can return within a couple days, fire chief says BY JESSICA GIBBS JGIBBS@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

At about 10 a.m. on Oct. 31, David Krupla walked past his front door, glanced through the window and saw hazmat crews, police cars, a fire truck and an ambulance at the end of his drive. Needless to say, he said, “it was kind of disconcerting to see that.” That was the beginning of an investigation that uncovered dangerous chemicals at 455 Prestwick Way in Castle Rock’s Plum Creek neighborhood, just down the street from Krupla’s home, and led to intermittent evacuations of neighbors’ houses as police and firefighters worked to ensure the safety of the home and street. The home was cleared of all dangerous materials on Nov. 23, the day before Thanksgiving. Fire Chief Art Morales did not want to delay the cleanup until after the holiday to give neighbors peace of mind. “So if kids are kicking the ball on Thanksgiving and it goes in the yard, they’ll be good,” he said. The home, which had been condemned, is now safe and the owners can return within a couple days. The chemicals at 455 Prestwick Way, which law enforcement has not identified, were discovered when police went to the home on an unrelated call the morning of Oct 31. Law enforcement officials did say all the chemicals were legally purchased, but were dangerous when mixed together or improperly stored. A chemical contractor has worked with local law enforcement to identify and remove hazardous chemicals from the residence. Materials safe for

transport had been removed earlier. Those that remained Nov. 23 needed specialty equipment and bomb squad supervision. The chemical removal process was tedious, Morales said. “Imagine if you had a dresser that had 100 bottles of things on the top,” he said. “Ninety-eight of them are fairly safe to handle, but two of those bottles, if you clank them together they’ll explode.” Lt. Tommy Barrella with the Douglas County bomb squad previously said legally purchased chemicals were found throughout the home in a variety of containers — some open, some closed, some full, some half-full. He estimated 20 containers were in the home. The strategy on Nov. 23, Morales said, was to remove the dangerous chemicals one by one. After entering the home, the Douglas County bomb unit placed each chemical in an individual bucket and took the bucket outside. There, a cask waited. An automatic arm on the cask picked up the bucket and set it inside so crews didn’t have to personally risk doing so. Crews transported the chemicals to a remote quarry for disposal. Because pure sodium was also found in the home — and when exposed to oxygen and water can cause a fire — eight surrounding homes were evacuated for the final cleanup stages during the morning of Nov. 23. Families were expected to be able to return later that day. Other chemical mixtures were found in the home as well. The chemical removal was completed before 11 a.m. Krupla and his family were evacuated overnight Oct. 31 when the investigation began. His family, including his in-laws, stayed in a hotel and tried to make it a fun event. He evaded the Nov. 23 evacuations, which brought relief. “I was relieved also that they’re ... wrapping it up,” he said.

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The events of Nov. 23 were the final cleanup stage from a chemical investigation that began Halloween morning at 455 Prestwick Way in Castle Rock’s Plum Creek neighborhood. Castle Rock police arrested two 16-year-old boys at about 2 a.m. Oct. 31 for suspicious behavior unrelated to the chemical investigation. Just after 8 a.m., officers were alerting one of the juvenile’s parents about the arrest when they noticed suspicious chemicals in the home. Castle Rock Fire and Rescue was called to investigate, followed by the Douglas County bomb squad. The FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives joined the investigation later in the day. Just after 8 p.m. on Oc.t 31, authori-

ties detonated two explosive materials found in the home. Authorities would not release the names of the juveniles because of their age. Their case has been turned over to the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s office. The boys were charged as juveniles. One was charged with possession of an explosive or incendiary device and possession of a handgun. The other was charged with two counts of sexual exploitation of a child and possession of a handgun. A spokeswoman from the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s office could not confirm if charges have been added or changed, if the boys are still in custody or what their bond is. Castle Rock Fire and Rescue condemned the home until it could be remediated.


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CLUBS Editor’s note: To add or update a club listing, e-mail calendar@coloradocommunitymedia. com. Political Douglas County Democrats executive committee meets at 7 p.m. the second Monday of every month at various sites. Contact Mike Jones at 720-509-9048 or email info@ DouglasDemocrats.org. Social-discussion meetings take place in Highlands Ranch, Castle Rock, Parker, Lone Tree and Roxborough. Visit douglasdemocrats.org and click on calendar for more information. Douglas County Libertarian Development Group meets at 6 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at the Rio Grande Restaurant, 9535 Park Meadows Drive. Go to LPDG.org. The group also has a very active Facebook page. In addition, we are also recognized by the State Libertarian party. Contact Wayne Harlos at 303-229-3435. Douglas County Republican Party meets on second Saturday each month. Visit www. dcgop.org or call 303-730-0100. Douglas County Republican Women meets at 11 a.m. the third Wednesday each month at the Lone Tree Golf and Hotel. Call Marsha Haeflein at 303-841-4318 or visit www.dcgop.org or www.dcrw.org. Douglas County Young Republicans meets the last Monday of the month. Call Brett Olkowski at 303-257-5275 or e-mail brettnbrew@aol.com for more information. Highlands Ranch, Roxborough, and Lone Tree Democrats meet at 7 p.m. the Thursday of every month for topical speakers and lively discussion at the James H. LaRue Library, 9292 S. Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch. Visit www.douglasdemocrats.org for more information. Parker Democrats meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month for discussion of timely topics, led by knowledgeable speakers, at the South Metro Fire Station 45, 16801 Northgate Drive, Parker. Visit www.douglasdemocrats.org for information. Professional American Business Women’s Association Top of the Rockies Chapter of Douglas County meets every third Tuesday. New members are welcome. Call Bev Phillips at 303-841-2080 or visit www.abwa.org. AAUW (American Association of University Women), founded in 1881, is the oldest women’s organization in the United States. It has a mission of promoting equity for women and girls through advocacy, education and research. Scholarships are provided to Douglas County women who are in college, and cash awards are presented to senior girls from Douglas County high schools who have an interest in the areas of science, technology, engineering or math (STEM). Meetings are in Castle Rock the third Wednesday of the month, at various times and locations. Go to douglascounty-co. aauw.net. Contact Beryl Jacobson at 303-6888088 or berylmjacobson@gmail.com. BNI Castle Rock Business Leaders chapter meets from 7:30-9 a.m. Wednesdays at the Castle Rock Recreation Center, 2301 Woodlands Blvd. Call 303-993-9973 with any questions or visit www.BNIColorado.com. BNI Connections (www.thebniconnections. com) invites business owners to attend its meeting held each Tuesday, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.

at the Lone Tree Recreation Center, 10249 Ridgegate Circle. There is no charge to attend a meeting as a guest. Please visit www.thebniconnections.com or contact Jack Rafferty, 303-414-2363 or jrafferty@hmbrown.com. Douglas-Elbert County Music Teachers’ Association meets at 9 a.m. every first Thursday at Parker Bible Church, between Jordan and Chambers on Main Street. All area music teachers are welcome. Call Lucie Washburn, 303-814-3479. Castle Rock Writers meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m. one Monday each month at the Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock. The group features established writers such as Mary Taylor Young, Pam McCutcheon, Terry Whalin, Annie Dawid, and Anne Randolph in leading workshops relevant to new and advanced writers. For exact dates each month and workshop topics, go to www.castlerockwriters.com. Bring paper or a fully-charged laptop. RSVPs to castlerockwriters@gmail. com appreciated, or call Alice Aldridge-Dennis at 303-521-8615.

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The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe County has two meetings per month. No unit meetings are in June through August, but the two unit meetings per month will begin again in September on second Monday evenings and second Thursday mornings. Call 303798-2939. The group is open to residents of Douglas County. Recreation Bicycle Douglas County is a bicycle advocacy group working to promote safe and fun cycling in Douglas County through education, awareness and collaboration. Our vision is Douglas County will become one of the safest places to ride a bicycle for transportation and recreation. We utilize monthly e-news to share information about planning efforts, improvements, and opportunities for volunteers. Contact Judy at 303-470-8431 or info@bicycledouglascounty.org. Visit www.bicycledouglascounty.org. Backgammon Club meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of the month at Forever Yours Studio, 504 N. Perry, Castle Rock. Call Terry Johnson at 303-814-0140. Camping Singles is a group of Colorado single adults who enjoy camping, fishing, hiking, swimming, biking, sightseeing, photography, the camaraderie of others, and starry nights around the camp fire. We usually camp in designated forest service or state park campgrounds within 2 to 5 hours of Denver. We welcome all single adults. Our membership ranges from the 40s to 60-plus. We usually meet at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month. For specific meeting information, contact campingsingles@gmail.com Castle Rock Bridge Club plays a friendly, ACBL-sanctioned duplicate game at 1 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday at Plum Creek Golf Club, 331 Players Club Drive, Castle Rock. For assistance in finding a bridge partner, call Georgiana Butler at 303-810-8504. Go to www.castlerockbridge.com. Castle Rock Coders is a group for all ages and all skill levels that will meet every other Saturday, beginning April 16, at the Philip S. Miller Library in Castle Rock. Bring your laptop and spend some time collaborating with other amateur programmers during this informal drop-in program. The facilitator has 20+ years of experience in software development. Contact Jane Smith at jsmith@dclibraries.org SEE CLUBS, P28

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Decline in dementia rate might hit wall as elderly population increases MORE INFORMATION ONLINE:

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New research documents another decline in dementia rates but experts say the rising numbers of older Americans may halt that trend unless better ways are found to keep brains healthy. The study released Nov. 21 shows the rate of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias in adults aged 65 and up dropped to about 9 percent in 2012 from nearly 12 percent in 2000, continuing a decline noted in earlier research. Older adults with the most schooling had the lowest dementia rates, and the average education

level increased during the study years. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, which can also be caused by strokes, Parkinson’s disease and other conditions. Led by University of Michigan researchers, the study was published in JAMA Internal Medicine. The National Institute on Aging paid for the research.

Study looked at thousands Researchers analyzed nationally representative government surveys of about 10,500 older adults in both years, including some living in nursing homes. They were interviewed and given mental tests by phone or in person; spouses or relatives responded for those impaired by dementia or other illness. The dementia rate declined amid a rise in diabetes and heart disease. Both increase risks for Alzheimer’s and other dementias, but the researchers say better treatment for both diseases may explain the results. Obesity rates also increased, while dementia was most common

among underweight adults. Previous research has shown weight loss may precede dementia by several years and that late-life obesity may be healthier than being underweight. But a journal editorial says more research is needed to determine whether excess pounds in older age somehow protect the brain. Prevalence increases with age Dementia was most common in the oldest adults; in 2012 almost 30 percent of adults aged 85 and up were afflicted versus just 3 percent of those 65-74. The number of adults aged 85 and older is rapidly rising and is expected to triple by mid-century.

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South Suburban Parks and Recreation creates blueprint for the future BY KYLE HARDING KHARDING@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

Nearly six decades into its existence, the South Suburban Parks and Recreation District is developing its first master plan, guiding the future of parks, trails, open space and public recreation in the area. “We’re really looking at the blueprint for the next five to 10 years of the district,” Amanda Jeter, of planning firm Design Workshop, said at a Nov. 17 meeting at the Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel. District Executive Director Rob Hanna called the plan a guiding document for South Suburban’s near future. “It creates the pathway for what we’re

going to spend our money on,” he said. Design Workshop and the district are drafting the plan, a version of which should be completed and available for public review early next year. The plan will lay out priorities for maintaining and upgrading facilities and partnering with other entities on projects. South Suburban encompasses 74 parks and more than 2,000 acres of open space, as well as more than 100 miles of trails and four recreation centers across Littleton, Centennial, Lone Tree, Sheridan, Columbine Valley, Bow Mar and unincorporated areas of Arapahoe, Douglas and Jefferson counties. Through focus groups and a mail survey, Jeter said the district has found

more support for maintaining current properties than for acquiring new ones. “Most agree on taking better care of what we have,” she said. Different communities in the district have different priorities, though. Lone Tree residents expressed equal support for maintaining current assets and acquiring new ones, with high levels of support for a new outdoor pool, off-leash dog parks and a new recreation center. “Sheridan has much different demographics and community needs than places like Lone Tree or Centennial,” Jeter said, noting that Sheridan residents were more likely to list multi-use athletic fields as an important asset. “No one has unlimited resources, so

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VOICES Motivating thoughts can be the spark for a successful comeback

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ave you ever found yourself way behind on a project? I mean really much further away from where you needed to be in order to get something completed by a certain day or time? The pressure mounts as the deadline draws closer, and with every minute or day that passes we almost feel like we are too far behind to close the gap and get it done. And then something happens, and that something is the comeback. We stand up, stretch our legs and arms, shake out the dazed and confused cloud in our heads, pour a cup of coffee and get busy, making up ground as we move closer to our goal or target. And with a big “whew” and sigh of

relief, maybe even catching our breath for a minute or two, we can enjoy our comeback and take satisfaction in our accomplishment. We see this play out every week in sports don’t we? Whether it is a team or an individual that has to rally and come from behind to win, it’s an incredible event to watch. And I don’t know about you, but the bigger the gap or larger the lead, the more I start rooting for the comeback to happen, even if I find myself rooting against my own team or player. I just love a comeback. And here we are approaching the end of the year. Although we have watched comebacks happen all around us and in many sports, many of us still face challenges and are up

against tight deadlines, quotas, and still have a need to finish the year in order to meet and exceed our expectations. Now I want you to think with me for just a moment. Think about the words that might be used in a locker room or in a board room, or at a sales meeting to inspire the team or group to come from behind and claim victory. We might hear words like: dig deep; get fired up; tough it out; drive; passion; purpose; resolve; commitment; luck; momentum or a shift in momentum; teamwork; get your head in the game; there is still time on the clock; we can do this. SEE NORTON, P13

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ith the holidays upon us, one of the greatest gifts for grandparents is the gift of travel. Whether you are planning to visit grandchildren or taking a family excursion abroad, it is important to plan ahead to accommodate your needs. According to Orbitz.com, Denver International Airport will be the nation’s sixth-busiest airport over the Christmas holiday travel season (travel between December 22-28). Here are eight tips to help you travel with ease, regardless of whether you are traveling with a companion

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orry. You will be unable to join me on my spiritual path. A professional asked me, “Where are you going on your journey? I said, “After I leave here I am headed to the groQUIET store. DESPERATION cery Mangoes, if they’re ripe.” She said that wasn’t what she meant. It was then that I realized that I am, more Craig Marshall or less, a paSmith perweight. An acrylic one, with a real scorpion inside. You won’t be able to sit cross-legged in front of me, and obtain any useful knowledge, unless it’s about blackand-white films or doo-wop. You will never be able to meet me in some remote location, sit in a tent with no air flow, and hear profound

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thoughts about life. On. This. Mortal. Coil. A friend of mind, who went through Naropa University (“Transform yourself. Transform the world.”) in Boulder, moved to Hawaii so that she could massage feet. I have never had a foot massage. I have never had a back massage. I have never had a massage-massage. I told the professional that perhaps I am on a spiritual journey and don’t even know it. Maybe we all are. Sure, I have inhaled at sunset beneath a cloudless sky, and contemplated things, but that’s as far as it’s gone. I read about a woman who teaches yoga. Specifically, something called Kundalini yoga. I thought all yoga was alike. Namely, you get some cool pants and a cool mat, and then you turn into a pretzel. A cool barefooted guy walks among his group, making gestures with his hands, just like SEE SMITH, P13

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SMITH: A simple wish: the ability to cross the street without being run over FROM PAGE 12

those women on “The Price is Right,” only slower and more poetically. Kundalini yoga isn’t like that. “It derives its name through a focus on awakening kundalini energy through regular practice of meditation, pranayama, chanting mantra and yoga asana” (Wikipedia). Oh. Then I had to look up “pranayama.” It has something to do with breath control. The dog and I pant in the summer,

but I don’t think that counts. What all of this amounts to is that there is another entire population that does not include me. The closest I get to belonging to any group, is rooting for my alma mater. That’s it. I am not inclined to discovering The Spirit, or finding the Principles of Life. I simply want to walk across the street to the mailbox without being run over. “The modern man should take it from the navel upwards to the middle of the eyebrows. This is called Sakti-Chala.”

I rarely quote the Bible, but this is a good one, from Proverbs. “A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing personal opinion.” That’s me. I am the fool on the hill. My life is very, very limited. This, writing, is 25 percent of it. Painting is another 25 percent. The other two-thirds are none of your business. Kundalini yoga “aims to cultivate the creative spiritual potential of a human to uphold values, speak truth, and focus on compassion and consciousness

needed to serve and heal others.” That’s very impressive. Yoga is an old discipline from India. Unfortunately, the news that often comes out of India is completely contrary to everything else that yoga sits for. I will stick with walking the dog, and humming “Blue Moon.” They get me through. Craig Marshall Smith is an artist, educator and Highlands Ranch resident. He can be reached at craigmarshallsmith@ comcast.net.

NORTON: There is still time to catch up on projects and goals that matter FROM PAGE 12

So if you are finding yourself behind in the game or if you have fallen behind on projects, timelines, sales goals, or anything else, just remember that there is still time on the clock, and you can do this. One of the phrases listed above always resonates with me a little more than the others, “Get your head in the game.” I love this because for me whenever I feel like I am behind or pressured to perform, I start to get too distracted as I think about ways to catch up or come from behind to win. I generate too many ideas and experience too many feelings and just don’t have enough focus. As soon as I

remind myself to find that focus, seek clarity, I can begin executing and getting done what needs to get done. And in that focus and clarity, I create space for those other words like passion, purpose and momentum to take root in my subconscious, and then I am off to the races and definitely on my way to a comeback. How about you? Where are you as the end of the year approaches? Are you far ahead of your plan and able to coast to victory or are you in need of a come-from-behind win before the end of the year? Either way I would love to hear all about it at gotonorton@gmail. com. And when we remember that there is still time on the clock, and that

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el is the easiest and most efficient. Try to find routes that are more direct and require less travel time. For example, you may want to avoid layovers, but if the trip you are planning does require a layover to get to the final destination, be sure to allow ample time to reach the connecting flight. 3. Request assistance in advance. If you or your spouse has physical limitations, or other medical needs that require minor assistance, call the airline in advance to request disabled seating, assistive devices, or to get help carrying your luggage. You can also request pre-boarding, if needed, when checking in for your flight. 4. Ensure the destination is prepared. Call the hotels and tourist destinations you plan on visiting to ensure they can accommodate your needs. If you are traveling to visit family or friends, call to ensure that they understand your needs and are prepared to accommodate them. Giving them time to prepare will ensure you are comfortable and safe during your visit. 5. Print documents and make copies. Prepare a travel folder and include a full itinerary, along with copies of airplane or bus tickets, hotel reservations, and photocopies of important documents such as a passport or physician’s note. If you are traveling alone,

bring a duplicate folder in case one is misplaced. 6. Identify emergency contacts. Designate two or three people as emergency contacts and inform them of your travel plans. Send them ticket information and a full itinerary in advance so they are prepared if they are needed. If you are traveling to meet family and friends, send them a travel itinerary so that they know when to expect you. 7. Pack the important things. It is a good idea to pack light and ensure that you pack the essentials, including any medication or medical devices that you will need on your trip. Create a document outlining what time medications should be taken, and ask staff or family to remind you when it is time to take them. Traveling takes you out of your routine and it is important that you not miss any of your medications. 8. Protect belongings. In crowded places, such as airports and train stations, it’s easy to become the target of a thief. Decrease your chances of being robbed by switching out your purse for a money belt that can be worn under a shirt or by using a travel wallet on a neck cord that can be concealed under your coat. David Peck is the president of Home Care Assistance of Douglas County. He can be reached by email at dpeck@homecareassistance.com.

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OBITUARIES KUCERA

Richard Franklin Kucera 7/18/1925 - 11/18/2016

Richard Franklin Kucera was born in Tribune, Kansas on July 18, 1925. He was the second son of Frank and Bertha Kucera. He participated in his family’s business in Western Kansas. He married Dorris Marie Venturi in 1946. They soon established their own ranching/ farming operation in Eastern Colorado, which flourished for some 60 years. To their union was born four daughters, Rochelle, Karson, Kendel and Ryan. CLEMENTS

During the last 35 years of his life he enjoyed his winters on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. Upon retirement in 2006, he moved to the Castle Rock area. Survived by his wife of 70 years, their four daughters, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was a gentleman and a gentle man. No service to be held at this time. See www. olingerandrews. com

Janice Clements

11/22/1942 - 11/27/2016

Janice passed away peacefully on Sunday. She is survived by her husband Joe of 53 years, 3 children, Barbara Lincoln, John and David, their spouses and 8 grandchildren. Visitation will be Friday, December 2, 4-7 pm at Olinger Andrews Chapel in Castle Rock. Funeral service ORR

is Saturday, December 3, 10 am at Emmaus Anglican Church, 995 N. Ridge Road, Castle Rock. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Francis Center, Denver or Douglas/Elbert Task Force, Castle Rock. Please visit olingerandrews.com for remembrances.

Stephanie Orr 2/17/1922 - 11/18/2016

Stephanie is survived by sons Steven Golec , Richard Golec , daughter Karen Foos and sister Mary Koczuch , six grand-children, twelve great-grand-

children, and one great-great grandchild. Preceding her in death was her husband, Edward, son, Johnnie, and three grand-children.

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Entrepreneur, 19, opens first cafe in Castle Rock Vitality Bowls opened on Nov. 17 at the Promenade

Vitality Bowls’ specialty acai bowls range in price from $6 to $13.

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He’s 19 years old. He owns his own franchise location — and he’s looking to own more. Zak Solis of Sedalia has stepped into the food industry by opening a Vitality Bowls franchise location in Castle Rock. In June that was still a dream, but with the financial help of his parents it opened in full swing Nov. 17. “I was excited,” Zak said. Vitality Bowls, a superfood café, strives to provide a quick and healthy dining option. The café specializes in making acai bowls, but the menu also offers a coffee bar, smoothies, juices, soups, salads and paninis. Vitality Bowl’s dishes don’t incorporate ingredient such fillers as ice, frozen yogurt, added sugar or artificial preservatives. A couple unexpected things happened for Zak’s opening day. First, his mother Ninfa Cabello said, doors opened two hours ahead of schedule. Starting time was set for 10 a.m., but people were at the door by 8 a.m. Zak, a calm and go-with-the-flow character, let them in. Second, Nov. 17 brought Castle Rock’s first snowfall, but luckily it

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didn’t keep people away. Before 9 a.m. the Solis’ had given out the 50 free bowls they’d reserved for the first customers. Jeanette Schwecke of Castle Rock and her husband Tim took their four children to Vitality Bowl’s grand opening for lunch. Tim was unexpectedly called away to a meeting, but Jeanette enjoyed the menu’s “nutty bowl” while the children ate paninis. “It’s really, really good,” Jeanette said. “It has a lot of good flavor.” The nutty bowl is a blend of acai, almond milk, apple juice, peanut butter, bananas, strawberries and flax seed. It’s topped with granola, almonds, honey and banana slices. Jeanette’s only complaint was how cold the bowl was, which surprised her, she said. On a wintery day, she

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Cherry Creek neighborhood. Zak always had his own way of thinking, Cabello said. He first began cooking for himself at age 9. “My parents taught me how to cook eggs so I didn’t have to wake them up in the morning,” he joked. In reality, Zak said, he simply has a passion for food. By 16, he concocted plans to run

a food truck. He spent his free time dreaming up menu ideas and propositioning his parents for the financial help to open one. “My whole thing was like, ‘Can you finish your homework first?’ ” Cabello said with a laugh. The food truck didn’t pan out, but in the meantime, Zak cooked in a variety of kitchens. He started working for McDonald’s at 14, and then graduated to the Bear Dance golf course’s bar and grill.

That led to a pizzeria in Sedalia before he tried his hand at fine dining in a Castle Rock Italian restaurant. “He just has a passion for it,” Cabello said. “He doesn’t see it as a chore.” All his work experiences, Zak said, are an effort to reach culinary school and open his own restaurant. Those dreams are still alive, but before school or his own restaurant, Zak said he wants to gain more work experience in the industry. He’s appreciative that the franchise

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owners are flexible with him because of his age. And, he’s looking to expand with the company. Zak and his father, Sael, have discussed where their next Vitality Bowls location should be. Right now, Parker and Highlands Ranch are in the running. He hopes to open one of them in the next year and eventually a third location. “Everything,” Zak said, “is good right now.”


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Stan Brown, right, and Mustafa, a Kazakhstani fruit farmer, show off some of the apples they have grown. Brown, who lives in Castle Rock, manages a program teaching orchard management techniques to farmers in the Central Asian country. COURTESY PHOTO

Putting From agriculture to health care, professionals use their skills to assist others BY KYLE HARDING KHARDING@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

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ince the late 1990s, Stan Brown and his wife, Tami, have been teaching Kazakhstani farmers to grow apples and other fruit trees. The Browns live in Castle Rock now, but they lived full-time in Kazakhstan until 2010. Stan returns to the Central Asian country several times a year as the project manager for the orchard management training program they founded there with the help of IDEAS, a Littleton-based nonprofit group for which Tami is director of international operations. They also run a for-profit tree nursery there. “It’s training poor farmers how to improve their lives,” Stan said. Kazakhstan is not the only country where IDEAS operates — and agriculture is far from the only field it has professionals in. IDEAS has more than 100 people doing long-term assignments in 14 countries, including Thailand, Jordan, India and Egypt, while another 20 to 40 per year go on short-term trips. Their projects range from nursing to dentistry to teaching and information technology. “Our mission is to demonstrate love in tangible ways,” says Sarah Rymer, director of communications and recruiting for IDEAS. “Our specific niche is professional skillsets.” By IRS standards, IDEAS is not a faith-based charity, Rymer said, but most of the group’s work is in partnership with local entities that are. Vol-

faith work to

SKILLS-BASED VOLUNTEERING The Council for International Development calls skills-based volunteering “experteering.” “In increasing numbers, professionals are turning to travel and international service as a way to diversify their experience and help them start careers in the global development sector,” the New Zealandbased organization’s website says. The group urges would-be volunteers to find projects

that match their professional skills. For IDEAS, a Littleton-based nonprofit organization, those skills run the gamut from lab technicians to doctors and dentists in the health care field, to agriculture with mechanics, irrigation technicians, agricultural cost accountants and agricultural engineers. According to Sarah Rymer, director of communications and recruiting for

unteers sign a statement of faith and are mostly Christian. However, Rymer said, IDEAS does not evangelize. “We are not traditional missionaries,” she said. Birthplace of apples Kazakhstan has a rich history of fruit tree cultivation — in fact, the first apples were cultivated there. When the Browns moved there, however, the country’s orchards were in disrepair and its farmers had fallen behind on modern techniques. “The agriculture had fallen into a very sad state because of the economic collapse of the Soviet Union,” Stan said. After taking a survey trip to the country, the orchard project was born. “We had observed that the geography was very similar to eastern Washington,” Stan said. Washington is the leading appleproducing state in the U.S., growing

IDEAS, teachers are the most in-demand career for the group and Jordan is the country with the most demand. Though IDEAS volunteers are mainly Christian, Rymer said that they don’t go overseas to spread their faith. “It’s truly being an accountant or a teacher or a nurse,” she said. IDEAS can be found online at www.ideasworld.org.

10 to 12 billion a year, mostly in the rural central and eastern portions of the state, according to the Washington Apple Commission. “It’s been very encouraging to see the fruit industry there take on modern elements and be productive,” Stan said of Kazakhstan. Children of missionaries, the Browns were both raised abroad, Stan in Pakistan and Tammy in Kenya. They met at Wheaton College in Illinois and have paired their professional skills with religious beliefs to work in developing countries for decades, with Stan working in business development and Tammy in public health. Before Kazakhstan, they lived in Turkey. The biggest obstacle to getting westerners to work in Kazakhstan is a perception that it might be a dangerous or undesirable place to live, Stan said. “Because it has ‘stan’ in its name, people think ‘Pakistan, Afghanistan, war,’” he said.

However, he said the country is modern and has a lot to offer. “It’s a beautiful country with beautiful mountains,” he said. “When people over there ask us what Colorado is like, we say ‘it’s a lot like here.’ ” A family affair Stan and Tami’s daughter and sonin-law, Lauren and Shledon Nest, also work for IDEAS, as health care professionals in Thailand. Lauren, a nurse by training, grew up mainly in Kazakhstan, while her parents worked there. Now, she and Sheldon, a son of Colombian immigrants who was raised in New Jersey, administer a program that trains people from the Karen ethnic group in rural parts of Thailand to be health care professionals. “I never would have imagined myself working with Karen people,” Sheldon said via email. “But when I learned of this opportunity I jumped at the chance to be a part of something that has lasting impact.” Lauren and Sheldon met at Liberty University, a Christian school in Virginia, where Lauren received a nursing degree and Sheldon earned a degree in health promotion. Sheldon went on to get a master’s degree in public health from Colorado School of Public Health while Lauren worked as an emergency room nurse in Fort Collins. The Nests have been in the city of Chiang Mai, in the northern part of Thailand, for more than a year now, and their daughter was born there eight months ago. They believe they were meant to help there, Lauren said in an email: “We believe that God has called us to use our professional skills to work with individuals and communities that are marginalized and have very little access to quality health care.”


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Venue brings beautiful lights to holiday nights

Hudson Gardens, at 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive in Littleton, is transformed into a magical spot to visit through New Year’s Eve, with thousands of lights that twinkle and invite a visitor to walk along curving paths, through a lighted tunnel and beside the reflective Sonya Ellingboe pond. Meet Santa and enjoy hot cocoa — and music — as you wander. Hours: 5 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16 through 24, 26 through 31. Tickets: $9 adult/$7 member/$7 military/$6 child ages 4-12/free 3 and under. (Altitude Tickets or at the door.) Free parking. Hudsongardens.org.

original items in every medium, in the Main and Upper Galleries. In addition, The ACES sale and show features works by instructors and students in the center’s studio art classes in the Upper Gallery.

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‘Free for Kids’ program The Denver Art Museum has added two-year support from Bellco for its Free For Kids (18 and under) general admission to the museum. Since trustee Scott Reiman initiated the program in March 2015, school visits have increased more than 50 percent. A related mural by local artists Jaime Molina and Pedro Barrios is also funded by Bellco at 1515 Market St. (1515 Restaurant) in Denver. Information: denverartmuseum.org. (Special exhibits such as the current ‘Star Wars’ one cost extra.)

The blue and crystal glittering trees at Hudson Gardens are near the pond and reflect in the water during “A Hudson Christmas.” COURTESY PHOTO gift to the community. All are in the Waring Theatre, Littleton campus: • Dec. 6, 7 p.m. — ACC Choir, directed by Ron Kientz • Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m. — ACC Jazz Ensemble, directed by Cecil Lewis • Dec. 12, 7 p.m. — ACC String Orchestra, directed by Rene Knetsch Denver Potters Association The Denver Potters Association Winter Show and Sale will be Dec. 1-4 at Sixth Avenue United Church, 3250 E. Sixth Ave., Denver. Potter Anita Garfein of Littleton will exhibit her work. Hours: 3-7 p.m. Dec. 1; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 2; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 3; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 4.

‘Nutcracker’ ballet The Littleton Youth Ballet’s annual performance of “The Nutcracker” will be presented at Colorado Heights University Theatre, 3001 S. Federal Blvd. Performances: 7 p.m. Dec. 2; 2 p.m. Dec. 3 and Noon and 4 p.m. Dec. 4. Tickets: 303-794-6694, littletonyouthballet.org/the-nutcracker.

Holiday jazz performances The Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra will perform its Christmas show twice, with vocalist Heidi Schmidt: Dec. 4, 3 p.m. at Rialto Theatre in Loveland, 228 E. Fourth St. (970-962-2120) or Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m. at Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway. Tickets: $20/$25/$30, 303-987-7845, Lakewood.org/Tickets.

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Nature photographs Photographers are invited by the Audubon Nature Center to participate in the fifth annual “Share the View” International Nature Photography Competition. See denveraudubon. contestvenue.com. (Proceeds benefit the education program.) Winning images will be displayed by the Mile High Wildlife Photography Club in January at University of Colorado South Campus (formerly the Wildlife Experience.) Silly stuff The Ultimate Christmas Show will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 10 at PACE Center, by “the fruitcakes of the Reduced Shakespeare Company,” who will give us an irreverent but heartwarming trip through the holidays. PACEtickets@parkeronline.org.

Arapahoe Philharmonic “Miracles of the Season” is the holiday-themed concert by the Arapahoe Philharmonic, to be presented at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at South Suburban Christian Church, 7275 S. Broadway, Littleton. Haydn’s “Miracle Symphony” will be featured. Tickets: Arapahoe-phil. org or 303-781-1892.


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‘A Krumpus Story’ puts silliness on Denver stage Buntport production is based on tales from Bavaria, Austria

IF YOU GO “A KRUMPUS STORY” plays Dec. 1 to 18 at Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St., Denver Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays; 7 p.m. Sundays. Tickets $14, go to eventbrite.com and search for A Krumpus Story.

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Four theater professionals got together, as a writing collective, and wrote a play about quantum theory, which was not successful, said member Leigh Miller of Centennial. Then one of the group moved to New York

Krumpus Story,” which will play Dec. 1 to 18 at Buntport Theater in Denver. A successful Kickstarter campaign, supported by “65 people who contributed to a project they’d never seen,” allowed the collaborative to proceed. “This will be one more distinctly Denver product — Denver’s newest holiday tradition — the only Krumpus story,” Miller says. “We had seen the holiday fare — and found an opportunity for an updated story that honored the spirit of Christmas, rather than stories.” It will be a farce, completed to some extent by Monday-night phone conversations, since Sam is currently a second-year graduate student in Austin, Texas.

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figure is becoming more popular in the U.S. as well, according to online information available. (And creepy illustrations!) Krumpus, who carries a bundle of willow switches, arrives with St. Nicholas in advance of Christmas, to check on children’s behavior. He may leave a switch as a warning, if there’s some question, Miller said. On Dec. 6, children put shoes outside the door at night and in the morning, they find treats — or switches. “An enforcement of justice on those who have been naughty!” Miller said, adding that his 4- and 7-year-old sons put their shoes out

on the appropriate evening. “If you’re bad, you get coal. If worse, you are flogged with a willow branch, if still worse, dragged to eternity,” he said with a chuckle. “`A Krumpus Story’ is a silly farce, where Santa is the naughty one!” Miller is directing and producing the play — and “being the front office,” he said. His cast includes Michael Morgan, Iona Leighton, Austin Carroll, Jim Hitzke and Rachel White. They are rehearsing in Denver at an old Denver Center Theatre property. The local literary and theater community here has been very generous with time and space, helping with editing and other

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It resembles the symbol for infinity: a sideways “S” that Kara Goucher, Molly Huddle and other elite U.S. athletes suddenly are sporting on biceps, wrists and shins. The tattoos are temporary. But the campaign they represent is an all-out attempt to permanently purge competitive athletics of doping. “People are getting the impression that everyone’s dirty,” Goucher, a top-ranked marathoner based in Boulder, told The Associated Press.

“We need to build the sport back up in a positive light.” That’s the goal of the Clean Sport Collective, a new anti-doping initiative making a splash on social media. It launched this month with an aggressive campaign on Facebook, Twitter and other platforms. Olympians and amateurs alike have been publicly pledging to live, train and compete “clean” — totally free of banned performance-enhancing drugs — and taking selfies aimed at both inspiring and shaming trackand-field competitors, swimmers, cyclists, triathletes and others. Significantly, their bully pulpit is getting a boost from the corporate world: Brooks Running, Oiselle, Skechers and other companies have signed on as partners. Shanna Sparks Burnette, a former Division I collegiate runner, co-founded the Collective to get the focus off the cheaters and back onto

athletes committed to drug-free achievement, whether at an Olympics or a local 5K. “We really wanted to make a positive impact and change the narrative to celebrate the brands and all of the amazing and inspiring people who are doing it the right way,” she said. “The mentality is `win at all costs — do whatever you can do to get ahead.’ As a society of people, we need to not do that to each other.” It’s been an especially tough year on the doping front. Russia’s track and field federation remains barred from international competition, and all but one member of the team was forced to sit out the Rio Olympics after independent investigators appointed by the World Anti-Doping Agency issued a damning report into widespread use of banned substances. Kenya, too, has been caught up in dozens of offenses implicating

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dopers who robbed clean athletes of winnings and glory. Last month, former Chicago and Boston Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo had her doping ban doubled to four years and was stripped of her Boston title from 2014, when she’d been hailed as a hero for winning the iconic race’s first running since the deadly 2013 finish line bombings. Huddle, a two-time Olympian, said it’s gotten to the point where she wonders about some of the runners who outkick her in international competition. “Sports are supposed to be inspiring to people watching them, but there’s so much cynicism implanted now,” said Huddle, who wore the Collective’s tattoo on the back of her hand while finishing third at this month’s TCS New York City Marathon, her debut at the 26.2-mile distance. The upstate New York native, who now lives and trains in Providence, Rhode Island, is calling for a onestrike-you’re-out approach to the doping scourge — a lifetime ban, not just a brief suspension, for those who test positive once for a banned substance. “That would put the fear in the back of an athlete’s mind: `What if I get caught?’” she said. “Right now there’s just not enough risk.” The Clean Sport Collective means business. Pro athletes who take the pledge promise to donate $25,000 to the nonprofit if they ever test positive. Those opting for the extra step of certification have to get bloodwork and a “biological passport” that attests they’re drug-free. Corporate partners, likewise, commit to sponsor and invest in clean athletes only. And athletes of all abilities are using the hashtag #cleansportco to post about their vows. To Kevin Rutherford, CEO of Nuun Life, a Seattle-based sports hydration and energy company, that makes sense for both the finish line and the bottom line. “There are very few brands that are saying something outwardly. I just think we’ve got to take a stand and say we won’t stand for it — we’ll only work with clean athletes,” he said. “There’s been scandal after scandal. It’s talked about, it hits the headlines, and then it goes away. How do we make it a conversation, a movement? How do we make doping the smoking of sports?” Jesse Williams, global sports marketing manager at Brooks Running, said contracts for the elite athletes he sponsors all contain a clause forbidding the use of performanceenhancing drugs. “If we don’t hold our athletes to the highest standard, we’re not moving the sport forward,” he said. “If there’s no punishment for the crime, what’s the incentive to stop doing it?” Huddle hopes the sport can clean up its act. “Amazing still does exist,” she said, “and clean athletes are still getting it done.”


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Trooper Jaimie Jursevics was struck and killed Nov. 15, 2015 by a drunken driver on I-25 in Castle Rock. Retired Army Col. Eric Peter Henderson, who

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Castle Rock nonprofit offers alternative PTSD treatments Free acupuncture clinics available to veterans and their caretakers BY JESSICA GIBBS JGIBBS@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

Air Force veteran Jake Jacobs recently sat in a dimmed, incensefilled room as Marty Albring of Four Directions Wellness Foundation poked needles into his ears. By the time she finished, it looked as though an orange porcupine had attached to each side of Jacobs’ head. The approximate 1-inch needles with orange tips protruded like quills from his ears in every direction. Although Jacobs at first didn’t like the thought of all those needles, he now receives regular acupuncture treatments from Albring at the Castle Rock center. Despite the appearance, the needles don’t hurt, he said, and the relaxation effects of the auricular acupuncture he receives help control the symptoms of his autoimmune disease. Jacobs undergoes the therapy to curb nerve pain. But he’s recruiting area veterans to try Albring’s acupunture for many reasons — particularly in the hopes of treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. The nonprofit has begun to offer free, twice-monthly clinics for veterans to try the alternative treatment method. It’s aimed at veterans suffering from PTSD, but the therapy can treat them and their caretakers for a number of conditions, Albring said. Those include anxiety, depression or illnesses like Jacobs’. The next clinic will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Dec. 22 at Albring’s office, 405 S. Wilcox St., Suite 301. She prefers people pre-register online at www.4dwf. org so they can track anticipated attendance levels. Jacobs, a Parker resident, was assigned to a base in southern Australia from 1981 to 1986. He was diagnosed with idiopathic sensory-motor polyneuropathy in 2012. “Idio means unknown cause,” Albring said. “Big long words to basically say they don’t know,” Jacobs said.

Marty Albring, executive director of the Four Directions Wellness Foundation in Castle Rock, performs acupuncture therapy on Jake Jacobs of Parker. JESSICA GIBBS

ACUPUNCTURE MAY HELP WITH PTSD According to the National Center for PTSD of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the use of complementary or alternative mental heath treatments is widespread. “Complementary and alternative medicine,” referred to as CAM therapies, are treatments that are not standard to Western medicine. Complementary treatments are those used in conjunction with conventional methods, and alternative refers to those used in place of conventional treatments. Examples of CAM treatments include acupuncture, medita-

tion, relaxation and yoga. Evidence surrounding the benefits of alternative PTSD treatments is limited. Research available suggests that some approaches can be beneficial, and the VA is supporting more research into alternative and complementary PTSD treatments. Acupuncture may help those with PTSD, according to a pilot study conducted in 2007 by the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science and Family and Geriatric Medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

The illness affects sensory and motor nerves of the peripheral nervous system, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine, but no cause is known. Symptoms include pain in the hands and feet, weakening of the muscles and trouble with balance or walking. Jacobs sought alternative treatment methods, he said, when his doctors with the Department of Veterans Af-

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The study found that those treated by acupuncture over a 12-week period saw similar results to those who received group cognitive-behavioral therapy. Cognitive-behavioral therapy is based on the idea that changing negative thinking and behavior will improve a person’s emotions and behavior, according to the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders. The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health cautioned that the study is preliminary research and examined a small group of 73 participants.

fairs told him they’d done what they could for his progressing disease. “The two things that seem to be a staple in giving me some effort of relief is the acupuncture and the neuromassages,” he said. Jacobs has tried a slew of experimental medications and alternative treatments. The medications are hit and miss. The neuromuscular massages help, as does acupuncture in providing temporary relief, he said. To show his gratitude, Jacobs has helped Albring and her husband, John Anderson, who serves on the nonprofit’s board of directors, with technical support for Four Directions Wellness Foundation website. Jacobs has also put the word out with local American Legion chapters, the VA and various veterans groups. Four Directions Wellness Foundation received its nonprofit classification in June and models its services after Acupuncturists Without Borders, Albring said. The organization brings acupuncture to areas hit by natural disasters, human conflict, poverty or social injustice. Albring began practicing in Castle Rock during the 1990s. She took her work to Georgia for 12 years and then

VETERANS ACUPUNCTURE CLINIC DATES Four Directions Wellness Foundation is located at 405 S. Wilcox St. in Castle Rock. Its free clinics are open to veterans from any era who served during times of war or during peacetime. The next clinic will be from 4 p.m to 6 p.m on Dec. 22. Clinics will occur twice a month beginning in 2017. Those dates are not yet available. Follow www.4dwf.org for updates and to register for clinics. For more information, call 720-550-6804 or email Marty Albring at marty@4dwf.org.

returned approximately three years ago. She is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and licensed in Colorado and Georgia. Many treatments considered alternative in the Unites States are conventional in other countries. Acupuncture, for example, is used in traditional Chinese medicine but not standard practice in the U.S. When Jacobs first came to Four Direction Wellness Foundation, he had a list of more than 20 primary and supplemental medications, including morphine. Through the help of acupuncture, Jacobs said, he’s whittled that down to about nine medications he hopes to evenually discontinue. Albring strongly believes in the benefits of acupuncture. It helps on a holistic level, she said, by balancing the body and bringing relief on a mental and emotional level. Jacobs has been her inspiration to begin helping veterans, she said — they have nothing to lose by trying acupuncture. “It can’t do harm,” Albring said. “It can only balance the body or do nothing.”


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Katherine McNeill, a local Douglas county artist best known for her vibrant oil landscape paintings with subjects including aspen trees, majestic mountains and floral still life’s inspired by the beauty of Colorado and her travels is retiring after 40 years. Katherine, a member of the Society of Portrait Artists of America has enjoyed a career of making everything she works on a masterpiece to behold. Losing yourself in her realistic paintings, one can almost feel and smell the mountain air. Having a beautiful, mystical feeling to them once in awhile you will even discover an angel hidden ever so delicately in the trees or maybe even discretely in the clouds. Mainly a self taught artist, Katherine studied briefly under such notables as Quang Ho, Joseph Boehler, Loyd Thorsten, and Mickey McGuire. Katherine paints with a very heavy pallet knife to create a threedimensional look to her paintings. Katherine has collectors Nationally and Internationally. As part of her retirement, Katherine is offering a unique opportunity to own one of her original paintings at a fraction of what they sell for in galleries. For a limited time only she is offering private appointments in her studio. Appointments can be made by calling 303.688.9117.

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winter driving AAA says: ‘If you really don’t have to go out, don’t’ BY ALEX DEWIND | ADEWIND@COLORADOCOMMUNITY

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inter weather made its debut in recent weeks — better late than never — temporarily causing slick roads and blurred visibility. As the season enters full swing, travel experts advise motorists to drive with caution and adjust their vehicles for upcoming weather. “The Douglas County Sheriff ’s Office takes our roadway safety serious,” said Douglas County Traffic Sgt. Chris Washburn. “Your safety and the safety of your loved ones depends on your full attention to your driving.” Below are five tips from traffic experts to ensure safe travels this winter. Slow down Maneuvering on ice and snow requires slower speeds. In an email correspondence, Washburn advised: “Increase your following distance and decrease your speed to allow more stopping room.” The American Automobile Association agrees. “The normal dry-pavement following distance of three to four seconds should be increased to eight to 10 seconds,” AAA’s Winter Driving

Tip webpage says. “This increased margin of safety will provide the longer distance needed if you have to stop.” AAA also tells motorists to accelerate and decelerate slowly. Applying gas gradually is the “best method for regaining traction and avoiding skids.” Everything — including accelerating, stopping and turning — takes longer on snow-covered roads than on dry pavement, AAA says.

Check the dashboard Dashboard warning lights and measurements go hand in hand with safe driving. A few quick tips from Washburn include: keep the windshield washer full, keep the gas tank above half, and use your wind-

shield wipers and headlights when needed. AAA adds that motorists should make sure their tires are inflated, avoid using the parking brake in rainy or snowy weather, and refrain from using cruise control on any slippery surface.

Pay attention In 2013, 3,154 nationally people were killed in crashes involving a distracted driver — which includes activities such as texting or eating — and 424,000 people were injured in crashes involving a distracted driver, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Washburn asks drivers to “put the

cell phone down and please concentrate on safe driving habits.” Colorado law bans the use of cell phones while driving for motorists under 18 and texting for all motorists. AAA recommends that motorists avoid driving while fatigued. “Getting the proper amount of rest before taking on winter-weather tasks reduces driving risks,” the webpage says.

Make a winter safety kit A motorist traveling in winter conditions should make a winter safety kit and keep it in his or her car, Washburn recommends. The kit should include, at minimum, blankets, non-perishable

food, water and a flashlight. For long-distance winter trips, AAA says motorists should also include a cellular phone with AAA’s number, blankets, gloves, hats and any needed medication.

In case of emergency In Colorado, many escape to the mountains for the weekend to ski or snowboard. Motorists should be prepared if weather conditions escalate while driving. “If you are stranded or stuck on a winter road, only run your car periodically to keep warm,” Washburn said. “Stay with your vehicle and don’t attempt to walk through a major storm. Help will arrive to you if you stay with

your vehicle.” Motorists also should keep windows cracked while the motor is running to avoid carbon monoxide buildup in the vehicle, he said. Finally, when it comes to winter driving, AAA says: “Stay home. If you really don’t have to go out, don’t. Even if you can drive well in the snow, not everyone else can. Don’t tempt fate: If you don’t have somewhere you have to be, watch the snow from indoors.”


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Rocky Vista students test medical skills in the wild Firefighters provide orienteering course that gives students real-world practice in outdoors BY TOM SKELLEY TSKELLEY@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

Many Coloradans take to the trails to enjoy fall colors and get some exercise before winter’s arrival, but a recent trip to the great outdoors was serious business for students at Rocky Vista University. During the first week of November, a handful of students in the school’s Rural and Wilderness Medicine honors program participated in an orienteering course in Castlewood Canyon with members of the South Metro Fire Rescue Authority and the Franktown Fire Protection District. Students in the program intend to become physicians who may find themselves in remote or dangerous areas during their careers. And the course trains students to locate and treat medical emergencies with minimal equipment and maximum difficulty. “It was great practice and a fantastic learning experience,” secondyear student McKenna Abercrombie said. “I unexpectedly became a `forest OB/GYN.’ ”

Staffers from South Metro Fire Rescue assist Rocky Vista University students as they transport a volunteer with a simulated injury to safety in November at Castlewood Canyon.

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teering. It reminds me that all of the studying is worth it.” Ryan Shelton, a lieutenant with the South Metro training division, said this was the first time the authority trained in such an exercise with Rocky Vista students. He agreed with Haverty’s assessment that realistic practice of the skills learned in class will translate to better results once they are literally in the field. “Rocky Vista is on the right path to putting them on the course they’re going to work in,” Shelton said. “The next time we see them, we’ll be calling them doctor.”

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Castle Rock saw its first snowfall Nov. 17, getting about 2 inches of snow. Here, white blankets Festival Park and its holiday decorations. JESSICA GIBBS

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ brings holiday feeling to Lone Tree 1940s-style radio play offers sweet look back BY SONYA ELLINGBOE SELLINGBOE@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

“It’s an iconic and important story,” said actor Jamie Horton as he looked forward to “a season inhabiting the character of George Bailey. I care a lot about it and am very fond of the piece — it’s really special as a live radio play …” Horton, currently an associate professor of drama at Dartmouth Horton College in Hanover, New Hampshire, performed with the Denver Center Theatre Company for its first 23 years and was a much-loved figure in the Denver theater community. He has returned regularly over the holidays to perform with Stories on Stage and in an annual Christmas reading at the Tattered Cover Book Store (Dec. 12 this year.) This season, he will perform as George Bailey in Lone Tree Arts Center’s production of “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play,” which runs Dec. 8-18. The play, adapted by Joe Landry from the 1946 movie that starred Jimmy Stewart as Bailey, will be directed by Randal Mylar, who also worked at DCTC in earlier years and helmed last year’s “Explorer’s Club” at Lone Tree, as well as other productions. It will be presented as a live, 1940s-

IF YOU GO “IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE,” directed by Randal Mylar and starring Jamie Horton as George Bailey, will play Dec. 8 to 18 at Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. PERFORMANCES: EVENINGS — Dec. 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18; afternoons — Dec. 10, 11, 15, 17, 18. TICKETS: $35-$65. 720-509-1000, Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., or at lonetreeartscenter.org. era radio broadcast, complete with an applause sign, commercial jingles and on-stage sound effects. A cast that includes Randy Moore, Stephanie Cozart, Mark Rubald, Michael Santo, Randy S. Pierre, Lisbeth Splawn and others will take on multiple roles as a few dozen characters. Bailey’s story unfolds one Christmas Eve as he reflects on his life and considers suicide. His guardian angel appears to show him good scenes from his past life and how it might have been had he not lived … “It’s a lovely story,” Horton said. “The idea of having a chance to see how much one’s life means has special meaning to me.” He has not played this role before — although it seems like a natural for him. We spoke with Horton in New Hampshire, which is near where he and his wife, Nancy, met in high school, he said. In a sense, he has two homes: New England and Colorado … He spoke fondly of “flying into Denver and seeing the mountains again.” And he’ll be spending time with old friends, on and off stage. Rehearsals started Nov. 22.

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Castle Rock Local History Museum is open from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Located at 420 Elbert St. Call 303-814-3164 or e-mail crmuseum@comcast.net and visit www. castlerockmuseum.org Castle Rock Historical Society presents a historical presentation on the second Thursday of each month at the Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock. Refreshments are served at 6:30 p.m. and the presentation is at 7 p.m. Visit castlerockhistoricalsociety.org Castle Rock Orchestra is a fun, stress-free community orchestra open to all adults. Rehearsals are Sundays from 2-4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Castle Rock, 1200 South St. Visit castlerockorchestra.org or call 303408-0980. Requesting more string players. Castle Rock Quilt Club meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at New Hope Presbyterian Church, Castle Rock. A meet and greet social begins at 6 p.m. All

December 1, 2016D persons interested in quilting are encouraged to attend. Visit www.crqc.org for information. Castle Pines Table Tennis Club is a group of men playing competitive table tennis in a member’s basement. We play every two weeks on a weekday evening for two hours and typically play doubles so more members can participate. Very informal, no dues. If interested, contact Joe at crsooner@comcast.net. Christian Literature Book Club. Join a group of adults and teens who are interested in reading and discussing Christian literature. The club meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Philip S. Miller Library in Castle Rock. For further information, contact Jane Smith at 303-688-7712 or send an email to jsmith@ dclibraries.org Cherokee Ranch and Castle Foundation offers photography hikes, afternoon tea times, naturalist talks and castle tours. The castle also can be rented for special events. Call 303688-5555 ext. 11 during business hours. Cycle Club meets at 9 a.m. Saturdays in the parking lot of Southeast Christian Church. Tour the streets of Parker, Elizabeth and Castle

Rock. Call John at 720-842-5520. Douglas County Elks Lodge 2873 meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of every month at the Douglas County Fairgrounds & Events Center, Kirk Hall, 500 Fairgrounds Drive, Castle Rock. The lodge is actively seeking a permanent venue in the Castle Rock area. All “Stray Elks” are invited to attend and to be involved in the growth and activities of this new social and community service organization. Call 303-9410135 or e-mail swgilbert@comcast.net. Drop-in Classes Drop-in and learn a craft, home improvement skill or what to read next at Saturday Surprise, at 10 a.m. every Saturday at the Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock. No registration is required; information at 303-791-7323 or DouglasCountyLibraries.org. Dulcimer Club and Acoustic Slow Jam of Castle Rock meets at 2 p.m. on the fourth Sunday of every month at the Philip S. Miller Library. Beginners will play during the first hour. Some dulcimers to loan. Music/tab provided. No fees/just fun. Contact Jesse at 303-6889199 or jesse5551@msn.com. Duplicate Bridge If you enjoy duplicate bridge, come join us for an ACBL sanctioned open game at 12:30 p.m. every Monday at the Lone Tree Recreation Center. Please arrive by 12:15. All are welcome; it’s a fragrance-free environment. A free question-and-answer session from 11 a.m. to noon covers bidding boxes, hand records, losing trick count, conventions, rules of duplicate bridge and more. Cost is $1.50 for South Suburban Park and Recreation District residents; $1.75 for non-residents. Reservations required. Call Sue Bauer at 303-641-3534. Greater Castle Rock Art Guild is open to all, and meetings are the second Wednesday of every month at 314 Wilcox St., Castle Rock. Workshops and classes are available to members and non-members of all ages and skill levels. Visit www.gcrag.com for information. High Prairie Bee Club invites anyone interested in keeping or encouraging honey bees to join our new group. The High Prairie Bee Club will meet the first Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the South Metro Fire Station No. 43 on North Pinery Parkway. All levels of interest and bee-keeping experience are welcome. For details e-mail wldbilh4u@ yahoo.com Meadows Ladies Golf League invites new members for the 2012 golf season. Join the Meadows Ladies Golf 9-hole League this spring and have a scheduled time to play through the summer with our friendly, fun loving group of ladies. All ability levels welcome. We play on Tuesday mornings at the Meadows Golf Course located off Simms Street in Littleton. Early tee times are available for working women and later times for others. Membership is $80 per year for new members, which includes the Golf Handicap and Information Network fees. Contact Linda Swain at 303-798-4424, or l.swain00@gmail.com or Sherry Assmus at 303-972-4201, slbassmus@aol.com for information. OPOCS Singles Club, ages 55-plus, meets all around the metro area. Meet new friends. Sign up and receive a monthly newsletter that lists all monthly activities. Contact JoAnn Cunningham, membership chair, 303-751-5195, or Mary Riney, president, 303-985-8937. Prayer Shawl Group of Castle Rock meets at various times. Contact Sandy at sandyt3388@ aol.com for information on upcoming meetings.

Salty Dog Sailing Club If you love to sail or want to try, if you don’t have a boat, if you have a boat but don’t sail enough because you cannot find a crew, the Salty Dog Sailing Club is for you. The club meets the second Thursday of the month. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. with the business meeting commencing at 7 p.m. Go to www.saltydog.org for meeting locations and directions.

SilverSneakers Fitness, Silver&Fit at ACC The Arapahoe Community College fitness center offers the SilverSneakers Fitness and Silver&Fit programs for seniors in the south metro Denver area. For more information about health and fitness options at ACC, call 303-797-5850 S Thursday Evening Book Club. Members meet p for a lively discussion of the book selection b for the month. See the library website www. p douglascountylibraries.org for a list of the book s e selections for this year. The club meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at the Philip S. Miller Library in Castle Rock. Drop-ins t are welcome. Contact Jane Smith at 303-688- c 7712 or send an email to jsmith@dclibraries.org.K s Service Castle Rock Civitan Club provides networking, d w fellowship and community service, emphasizing help to people with developmental disabilities. Group meets at noon the first and b third Tuesdays at 680 Atchison Way, #500, t Castle Rock; and at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday J in June, July and August at Centennial Park, R Gilbert and South streets, Castle Rock. Go to e http://castlerock.civitan.net or call Bernie or a d Linda Funk, 303-663-1721. o Modern Woodmen Youth Service Club has monthly activities and participates in vol- t unteer projects that benefit our community. e Participating children undertake countless M educational, service and beautification projects for the betterment of our local community. Contact Shane Bauman at 303-5484810 or email Shane.Bauman@mwarep.org. Ridgeline Wranglers trail maintenance group meets one Saturday a month to help maintain and improve the soft surface trails at Ridgeline Open Space in the Meadows. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the trailhead parking lot off of Coachline Road. Outings are completed by 11:30 a.m. Outings are scheduled for Saturdays April 12, May 10, July 19, Aug. 16, Sept. 27 and Oct. 25. The June outing will be in celebration of National Trails Day with a Community Work Day at Memmen Ridge Open Space at from 8:30 a.m. to noon). Contact Lisa Sorbo at 303-814-7456 or lsorbo@ crgov.com. Women’s Crisis and Family Outreach Center groups offer help for people affected by domestic violence. Call 303-688-8484 Social The AARP Douglas County Chapter meets at 12:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the Castle Rock Senior Center, 2323 N. Woodlands Blvd. AWANA Club at Creekside Bible Church meets from 4-5:30 p.m. Sundays at 2180 S. I-25, Castle Rock. Call 303-688-3745. AWANA Club at Sedalia Elementary meets at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Sedalia Elementary for kindergarten to sixth grade. Call Phil Smith at 303-688-9638. Beta Sigma Phi, Preceptor Gamma Theta Chapter, meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays in members’ homes. Contact Sandy Pearl at 720-851-0482 for info.


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Parker ‘speak-easy’ serves South African fare Restaurant draws from beyond metro area with comfort food BY TOM SKELLEY TSKELLEY@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

During the time of apartheid in South Africa, when discriminative policy forbade blacks from operating bars or selling alcohol, “shebeens” popped up throughout rural townships, giving locals a place to commiserate, eat and drink. “They were a makeshift bar/-restaurant basically,” said Angus Hicks, co-owner and head chef of Jozi’s Kitchen and Shebeen, “kind of like a speak-easy.” Secrecy was key to survival for traditional shebeens, but Hicks is hoping word about his new venture gets out. In early September, Hicks, his brother John and Denver restaurateurs Omar and Nadia Malik opened Jozi’s in the plaza at 10971 S. Parker Road. The restaurant’s décor celebrates South African culture just as the menu features what Hicks describes as his homeland’s version of “comfort food.” New patrons can’t help but notice the South African-themed ambience, featuring pictures of Nelson Mandela and the music of Lady-

Sous chef Gentry Smith gets cooking at Jozi’s Kitchen and Shebeen on Nov. 11. Smith says customers are surprised at how familiar the menu items taste depsite their exotic names. TOM SKELLEY smith Black Mambazo. It doesn’t take long before they notice the exotic lingo on the menu, either. Items with names like chakalaka,

bunny chow and monkey gland sauce — a gingery barbecue glaze that, according to Hicks, contains no monkeys or glands — stand out. Even the name “Jozi” is an homage to the South

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Littleton Youth Ballet ‘Nutcracker’: 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 and Saturday, Dec. 3; 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3; and noon and 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 at Colorado Heights University, 3001 S. Federal Blvd., Denver. Contact Littleton Youth Ballet at 303-794-6694 or go to http://www.littletonyouthballet. org/the-nutcracker. The Nutcracker Ballet: 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at The Oriental Theater, 7373 E. Fremont Drive, Centennial. Presented by Golden Dance Arts. Go to http:// www.goldendancearts.com Youth Theater Auditions: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, at Spotlight Performing Arts Center, 6328 E. County Line Road, Highlands Ranch. Ages 6-18; show is “Alice in Wonderland, The Full-Length Musical.” Class meets from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesdays; performance is in April. Go to www.spotlightperformers.com or call 720-44-DANCE for information and tuition rates. A Christmas Story, The Musical: through Friday, Dec. 30 at Town Hall Arts Center. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, with a 2 p.m. show on Saturday, Nov. 26 and 7:30 p.m. shows Wednesday, Dec. 12 ad Dec. 28. Tickets available at the Town Hall box office, online at townhallartscenter.org or by calling 303794-2787 ext. 213.

MUSIC/CONCERTS

Colorado Wind Ensemble Outdoor Exposure: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 9203 S. University Blvd., Highlands Ranch. Featuring photographer John Fielder Go to http://www. coloradowindensemble.org/event/ outdoor-exposurewith-photographer-john-fielder/ Live! With the Colorado Celtic Harp Society: 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 at Lone Tree Library, 10055 Library Way. No registration required; call 303791-7323 or go to DCL.org. Smithtonians Handbell Choir: 2-3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. Hear seasonal favorites. Call 303-795-3961. Advent Recitals: noon Wednesdays at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 9201 S. University Blvd.,

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this week’s TOP FIVE Holiday Celebration at the Mansion: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 at the Highlands Ranch Mansion, 9950 E. Gateway Road. Horse drawn hay rides, Santa visits, music, vendors and reindeer games. Self-guided tours and a Candyland-themed scavenger hunt. Free event parking at Cherry Hills Community Church, 3900 Grace Blvd., Highlands Ranch. Shuttle buses begin at 9:45 a.m. No event parking at the mansion. Call 303-791-0430. Go to http://highlandsranchmansion.com/ Community Fundraiser/ Women’s Self-Defense Class: 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 at Deep Space Event Center, 11020 S. Pikes Peak Drive, Parker. Dragon Hearts Martial Arts teaches self-defense, and all proceeds go to the Open the Doors fund for Parker’s new community center. Go to growcommunitycenter.org.

Highlands Ranch. Enjoy light soup lunch; $4 donation requested. Contact Mark Zwilling at 303 794-2683 or mzwilling@gostandrew.com. Recital schedule: St. Andrew Sisters, Dec. 7; Jubilee Handbell Choir, Dec. 14; Kay Coryell, Dec. 21. Reunited at Christmas Dinner Concert: 7:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 9201 S. University Blvd., Highlands Ranch. Dinner served at 6 p.m. Tickets for sale at www. gostandrew.com. Contact Mark Zwilling at 303 794-2683 or mzwilling@gostandrew.com Arapahoe Philharmonic ‘Miracle of the Season’: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at South Suburban Christian Church, 7275 S. Broadway, Littleton. Maestro Devin Patrick Hughes will give a brief talk at 6:45 p.m. Tickets available at www. arapahoe-phil.org or by calling 303-7811892. Christmas with the Young Voices of Colorado: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9 at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton. Presented by the Littleton Symphony Orchestra, along with Young Voices of Colorado. Tickets available at the Gorsett Violin Shop, 8100 S. Quebec St., and at www.littletonsymphony.org. Call 303-933-6824.

‘A Figgy Pudding Party’: 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 and Sunday, Dec. 4, at New Hope Presbyterian Church, 3737 New Hope Way, Castle Rock. An evening of holiday music and desserts. Tickets required; contact 303-688-4259 or kathygabrielse@msn.com. Call 303-660-0057 or go to www.newhopepres.org for information. History of Denver’s Union Station: 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at the Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock. Presented by author Rhonda Beck. Refreshments served at 6:45 p.m. Contact 303-814-3164, museum@castlerockhistoricalsociety. org or www.castlerockhistoricalsociety.org. Admission is free. Winter Wonderland Holiday Open House: 3-6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9 at Arc Arapahoe & Douglas Counties, 6538 S. Racine Circle, Centennial. Dinner, music, games. Networking opportunity for service providers, teachers, parents. Meet new board members.

Cherry Creek Chorale ‘Gloria!’: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9 and Saturday, Dec. 10 at Bethany Lutheran Church, 500 E. Hampden Ave., Cherry Hills Village. Go to http://www.cherrycreekchorale. org. Tidings from Bethlehem Christmas Concert: 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9 and Saturday, Dec. 10, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church, 10150 E. Belleview Ave., Englewood. Go to http://cherrycreekpres.org/christmas/. Santa Visit: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, in his little red house at the corner of Broadway and Plaza Drive. Santa visits are free and open to all. Park at the Highlands Ranch Metro District parking lot at 62 Plaza Drive, and walk around the building to see Santa. For the safety of those attending and cars driving by, please do not park on Plaza Drive. Call 303-791-0430. Lone Tree Arts Center Guild Holiday Party: a celebration and thank you to guild members on Saturday, Dec. 10. To join the guild, or for information on the holiday party, contact Tonya at 303-489-5533 or info@lonetreeartscenterguild.org. Snowball Dinner Dance Showcase, Am Jam: 4-8 pm. Sunday, Dec. 11, at Adventures in Dance, 1500 W. Littleton Blvd., Littleton. Enjoy professional show and dance ballroom, Latin, salsa, swing and tango to your favorite DJ tunes. Call 720-276-0562 or go to https:// www.adventuresindance.com/ event/dancing-with-the-monstars-dinner-dance-showcase/.

ART

SoSu Artist Collective Pop Up Gallery and Market: opening celebration from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2; pop-ups open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3-4 at 6905 S. Broadway. Loose and Fun Pastel Painting Workshop: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at First Presbyterian Church, 1609 W. Littleton Blvd., Littleton. Led by Fort Collings artist Diane Edwards. Go to http:// www.heritage-guild.com/currentworkshops.html. Contact Mary Kay Jacobus, mkstudio@comcast. net or 303-594-4667.

EVENTS

Light Up the Holidays Christmas party: 5:30-10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at Valley Country Club, 14601 Country Club Drive, Centennial. Plated dinner, entertainment and more. The Founding Chapter of the Denver Metro Breakfast Club event. Call Bernadette Julich, 303862-7912 to RSVP and for information. Tree Lighting and Holiday Kickoff: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. Hot chocolate bar, hot cider and cookies. Event takes place before center’s production of “The Nutcracker Suite.” Go to www. lonetreeartscenter.org.

An Evening of Help and Hope: 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 at Cielo at Castle Pines, 485 W. Happy Canyon Road. Benefit for the Douglas/Elbert Task Force. Silent, live auctions, wine wall, games, food and drinks. Tickets and information at www.detaskforce. org or call Carolyn at 303-6881114 ext. 14. Festival of Trees: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 at Cimarron Middle School, 12130 Canterberry Parkway, Parker. More than 40 themed trees available to win. Go to https://sites.google.com/a/ dcsdk12.org/cimarron-middleschool/home. George C. Evans American Legion Post 103: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at Buck Recreation Center, 2004 W. Powers Ave., Littleton. General meeting will address the upcoming oratorical contest and other 2017 activities. HRCA Holiday House Decorating Contest: submit photos with online form by 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8. Map showing location of each site will be posted; residents visit and vote for their favorites from Dec. 10-14. Winners announced Dec. 17. Go to http://HRCAonline. org/contest for submission form and more information. A Hudson Christmas: 5-8 p.m. select days through Saturday, Dec. 31 at Hudson Gardens and Event Center, 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. Go to www.hudsongardens.org. Tickets available at AltitudeTickets.com.

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Commitment Day 5k Run/Festival: 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 1 around the neighborhoods of Life Time Fitness in Parker. All levels and abilities welcome. Go to http:// www.commitmentday.com/colorado/parker-aurora/ for registration. Discounted registration through Nov. 30. Contact Heather Crosby at hcrosby@lifetimefitness.com.

Editor’s note: Calendar submissions must be received by noon Wednesday for publication the following week. Send listings to calendar@coloradocommunitymedia.com. No attachments, please. Listings are free and run on a space-available basis.


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The Centura Health Emergency and Urgent Care Meridian, located at 9949 S. Oswego St. in unincorporated Douglas County, welcomes patients on Nov. 15. The building combines primary care, pediatrics, medical imaging and an emergency and urgent care department all in one facility. TOM SKELLEY

One-stop health care shop opens in northern Douglas County Facility combines ER, urgent care and primary care in one place BY TOM SKELLEY TSKELLEY@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

Symptomatic south metro residents unsure about whether they should visit an emergency room or an urgent care clinic now have another option that combines the benefits of both: Centura Health Emergency and Urgent Care recently opened at 9949 S. Oswego Street just east of I-25, complementing the primary care offices in the building. Located in northern Douglas County, the building is a joint venture between Centura Health and the Larkin Group, a Texas company known for its chain of successful free-standing ER clinics. “We treat everything here,” the center’s nurse manager, Dean Feller, said. “When a patient comes in, we take them to an examination room and the nurse and physician will know what’s wrong… We prefer to downgrade rather than escalate.” Another advantage to the facility is, should a patient come in with a life-threatening injury, he or she can be stabilized, sent to Sky Ridge or Parker Adventist hospitals and admitted directly without going through a separate registration process.

Check-in times at the ER and urgent care are shorter than at most area hospitals. According to Muntz, the facility tracks the time patients spend at the clinic, and times between when patients arrive and get a room was four minutes in October, with a “door-to-doctor” time of eight minutes. Another advantage to the facility is the “one-stop shop” convenience of having urgent care and emergency care under one roof, Muntz said. If patients comes into the emergency room and their injuries are found to be less serious than first thought, they can be de-escalated to urgent care rooms rather than sent to another facility. Likewise, patients in a primary care, pediatric or women’s care visit in the south wing of the building don’t need to go somewhere else for X-rays or MRIs. The atmosphere at Meridian is different from a typical ER, a point of pride for Sarah Muntz, marketing manager for Larkin. Wall art from Colorado artists compliments the softly-colored accent walls and comfortable furniture in exam and waiting rooms. “The overall feel of the building contributes to a good feeling for the patient,” Muntz said. “We wanted to make it feel welcoming, not sterile. The flooring’s not all linoleum squares.” Patient volumes have exceeded expectations, said Debra Carpenter, south Denver group director for Centura Health, noting that the

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‘SPEAK-EASY’: South African specialties set this Parker eatery apart from the rest FROM PAGE 29

“First-timers are typically blown away,” sous chef Gentry Smith said. “The names of the food give people pause, but then they try it and they realize it’s more familiar than they thought.” The unique names and combination of exotic ingredients is a result of more than 400 years of foreign rule, Hicks said. Different empires came and went throughout Africa’s history, each bringing their favorite foods with them. The English brought curry, the Dutch brought sausage and the French simmered stews in cast-iron braiis, the large pots seen used in the restaurant’s logo. Malaysian, Portuguese and Indian influences helped shape the blend of sweet and savory flavors that characterize Jozi’s hearty fare. Response from the Parker community has been positive,

Hicks said, but word-of-mouth has expanded the restaurant’s customer base beyond the Denver-metro area. “A lot of saffers come in from all over Colorado,” Hicks said, explaining that “saffer” is slang for a South African citizen. “Some of them even cry.” Lisa and Farzad Farshad of Aurora are Yelpers, not saffers, but they were glad they gave Jozi’s a try and said they’d be back to try out more of the restaurant’s unique dishes. “I don’t think we really had any expectations,” Farzad said. “We like to try different things.” Sarah Hinckley, a longtime friend of Hicks’ who works at Jozi’s, said the Farshads aren’t the only satisfied customers she’s served lately. “I’ve never worked in a restaurant where I’ve picked up so many clean plates,” she said.

Angus Hicks, co-owner and head chef of Jozi’s Kitchen and Shebeen, unboxes South African delicacies in the restaurant’s retail section. Hicks hopes to expand the section into a market to offer traditional favorites to South African and local customers. TOM SKELLEY

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Valor to play familiar foe for title Brogan’s field goal gives Eagles semifinal victory over Creek

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Freshman kicker Brian Brogan made sure Valor Christian took care of business in the Class 5A semifinals. Brogan kicked a 28-yard field goal on the final play of the game to lift Valor to a 10-7 victory over Cherry Creek on Nov. 26 at the Stutler Bowl, propelling the Eagles to their eighth straight state championship game. Brogan had missed a 35-yard attempt in the second quarter but was clutch when it counted most. “I could feel my heart kind of dropping and this was kind of a must-do kind of kick,” Brogan said. “I just went on the field, put my head down and drove through it.” Defending champion Valor Christian (10-3) will be seeking its seventh title in three different classifications when the Eagles challenge another familiar foe in Pomona (12-1) in the championship game, which will be at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. Pomona, runner-up to the Eagles in the state title game last season, defeated Regis Jesuit, 24-7, in the other semifinal game. Valor used a fumble recovery to set up a late drive to come from behind to edge the Panthers 29-26 in the 2015 state title game after the Panthers had won an early season contest last season. Pomona once again downed the Eagles 23-16 in a regular-season encounter earlier this season. “They’ll probably talk about revenge about how we won the state championship game last year,” Valor Christian coach Rod Sherman said. “We’re not going to talk about revenge from our earlier game. We want to come out and play as hard as we can. God gave us one more week with

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Valor Christian’s Luke McCaffrey (2) leaps to pull in the interception away from Cherry Creek’s Nick Williams (10). The Eagles prevailed over Cherry Creek by the score of 10-7 on Nov. 26 at the Stutler Bowl in the 5A state semifinal. PAUL DISALVO our team and we want to enjoy that. “Hopefully we will be battle tested after the Creek game and be ready.” Sherman was quick to emphasize to his team, which got off to a slow start this season, that this is different than the seven other state title game appearances. “This feels as good going into the championship game as I can ever remember because of how we battled through some tough times this year,” Sherman said. “At 1-3, you remind the kids to stay on course and that

allowed us to teach them the lessons using the analogy that in marriages these days it seems like when the going gets tough society says ‘go find a new wife.’ What scripture tells us is to dig deep, stay the course and continue to grow. “Who knows what will happen next week. I hope our kids will be able to look back and say there was joy in the process and there was success in the journey.” SEE FOOTBALL, P47

KEEPING SCORE WITH... JP MARINARO What is your favorite movie? My favorite movie is “The Lord of The Rings” trilogy because I enjoy an action/ thriller that keeps me on the edge of my seat every time. What is your favorite pre-competition meal? Over-easy eggs on toast because I just like eggs. Why do you participate in sports? I participate in sports for the challenge to win and beat the other opponent and also because I love competition.

What is your favorite type of music and who is your favorite artist? My favorite favorite types of music are rap and classic rock. My favorite band is Led Zeppelin. What is your favorite subject in school? My favorite subject in school is biology because I love learning more about the world we live in. Do you have any pre-competition superstitions or rituals? I do. My pre-game ritual is when I get into the car, I put on my music and look out the window until I get to the rink, then we go out for team warmups once we are all at the rink.

KEEPING SCORE WITH... is a Q&A with high school athletes in the south metro area. Email sports writer Jim Benton at jbenton@coloradocommunitymedia.com if you or some you know would llike to participate.

ittleton High School will honor the memory of former standout basketball player Brooks Thompson at its home-opening game between the Lions and Kennedy at 4 p.m. Dec. 3. Thompson, who helped Littleton win OVERTIME the 1987 and 1989 4A state championships, died June 9 at the age of 45 from multiple organ failure. Thompson’s wife, Michelle, mother Sue, brother Chip and aunt Jan will be at the game for the Jim Benton halftime tribute that will have a commemorative Littleton jersey unveiled. Ron Vlasin, Thompson’s coach, will take part in the halftime ceremony. Thompson averaged 28.5 points and nine assists a game as a senior and was the 1989 Colorado High School player of the year. Thompson played college basketball at Texas A&M and Oklahoma State. He played for four National Basketball Association teams, including the Denver Nuggets, and was head coach at the University of Texas at San Antonio from 2006 until March of 2016. “It’s a privilege for our team, our school and our whole community to have a chance to honor Brooks Thompson and his family,” said current Lions boys basketball coach Ryan Fletcher. “His contributions as an athlete and person are an inspiration to our current players and the entire Littleton family.”

Running strong Mountain Vista’s girls cross country team finished second to Broomfield in the Class 5A state cross country meet in October. However, the Vista girls haven’t stopped running. Competing under the moniker of the Vista Nation Cross Country Club, the girls captured the Nike Cross National Southwest Regional team title Nov. 19 at Grande Sports Academy in Casa Grande, Arizona, and qualified to race in the Nike Cross Nationals Dec. 3 in Portland, Oregon. Vista Nation beat favored Desert Vista by 12 points in the regionals while Broomfield finished third. Six of the seven Vista girls who took part in the state meet ran in Arizona, with freshman Sarah O’Sullivan leading the charge. She was 15th overall with a time of 18:17, but was fourth among the runners competing for the team title. Freshman Jenna Fitzsimmons was seventh and Caroline Eck, recovering from a lower-leg injury, was ninth among the athletes in the team competition. “Hard to say what our chances are SEE BENTON, P40


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at the nationals with so many great teams,” coach Jonathan Dalby said. “A top-10 finish in the U.S. is certainly a goal. We are super excited for the kids and eager to see how they will do against the nation’s best. “It would have been easy for them to give in after being second at state, but these are resilient kids.” All-State volleyball, gymnastics CHSAANow.com released its all-state teams for volleyball and gymnastics, which included several area athletes. Melissa Evans from Highlands Ranch, Rock Canyon’s Skylar Lane, Alyssa Oswald of Mountain Vista and Jasmine Schmidt of Chaparral

were named to the Class 5A first team. Evans was tabbed player of the year. Ali Travis and Sam Weber of Holy Family were first-team 4A selections. Brooke Weins of Pomona was the Class 5A gymnast of the year and the Panthers’ Tracey Boychuk was coach of the year. Joining Weins on the first team were Kaylie Berens of Pomona, Lakewood’s Amber Bell and Kesley Boychuk of Pomona. Jim Benton is a sports writer for Colorado Community Media. He has been covering sports in the Denver area since 1968. He can be reached at jbenton@coloradocommunitymedia. com or at 303-566-4083.

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Seven members of league volleyball champion Rock Canyon have been named all-Continental League and the Jaguars’ Angela NylundHanson has been named league coach of the year. First team all-league selections were: Setter: Skylar Lane, Sr., Rock Canyon; Lauren Lowry, Jr., Castle View; Ava Larkin, Sr., Chaparral Outside hitter: Keeley Davis, Jr., Rock Canyon; Melissa Evans, Sr., Highlands Ranch; Kelsie Milkowski, Jr., Highlands Ranch; Katie Turner, Sr., Legend; Kate Menz, Jr., Castle View; Makenna Davis, Sr., Chapar-

ral; Alyssa Oswald, Sr., Mountain Vista Middle hitter: Lacey Zadra, Sr., Rock Canyon; Hannah Haveman, Sr., Legend; Amanda Keller, Jr., Mountain Vista; Skyler Clements, Sr., Mountain Vista Right side hitter: Harley Freeseman, Sr., Rock Canyon; Jasmine Schmidt, Sr., Chaparral Defensive specialist: Kendall Hanak, Sr., Rock Canyon; Riley Bradbury, Sr., Rock Canyon Libero: Leanne Lowry, Fr., Castle View; Reven Bradbury, Sr., Rock Canyon; Sam Novak, Jr., Mountain Vista At Large: Madi Kimble, Sr., ThunderRidge; Annie Ell, Sr., Mountain Vista; Taylor Kassel, Sr., Ponderosa


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Parker NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2016-0242

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To Whom It May Concern: On 9/26/2016 8:51:00 AM the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County.

To Whom It May Concern: On 9/14/2016 10:25:00 AM the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County.

Original Grantor: KYLE R SMITH AND JANEL G. SMITH Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR PRIMARY RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE, INC. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 3/28/2012 Recording Date of DOT: 3/30/2012 Reception No. of DOT: 2012023460 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $263,155.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $243,114.80

Original Grantor: GERALD KIRKENDOLL AND NICOLE KIRKENDOLL Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR PINNACLE MORTGAGE GROUP INC., ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 9/10/2010 Recording Date of DOT: 9/17/2010 Reception No. of DOT: 2010059484 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $226,943.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $224,614.50

Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: the failure to make timely payments required under said Deed of Trust and the Evidence of Debt secured thereby.

Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Borrower's failure to make timely payments as required under the Evidence of Debt and Deed of Trust.

THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN.

THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN.

The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust.

The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust.

Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 17, BLOCK 9, STROH RANCH FILING NO. 12, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 18062 Callabra Avenue, Parker, CO 80134 NOTICE OF SALE

The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust.

THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. 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.

If you believe that your lender or servicer has failed to provide a single point of contact (38-38-103.1 CRS) or they are still pursuing foreclosure even though you have submitted a completed loss mitigation application or you have been offered and have accepted a loss mitigation option (38-38-103.2 CRS), you may file a complaint with the Colorado Attorney General (720-508-6006) or the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (855411-2372) or both. However, the filing of a complaint in and of itself will not stop the foreclosure process. First Publication: 11/24/2016 Last Publication: 12/22/2016 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 9/26/2016 CHRISTINE DUFFY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee

The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: JOAN OLSON Colorado Registration #: 28078 7700 E. ARAPAHOE ROAD, SUITE 230, CENTENNIAL, COLORADO 80112 Phone #: (303) 952-6906 Fax #: Attorney File #: CO-16-742850-LL

*YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website : http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No. 2016-0242 First Publication: 11/24/2016 Last Publication: 12/22/2016 Publisher: Douglas County News Press

Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 137, ACRES GREEN FILING NO. 4, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 172 Pegasus Dr, Littleton, CO 80124 NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at the Public Trustee's office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)' heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys' fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. 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. If you believe that your lender or servicer has failed to provide a single point of contact (38-38-103.1 CRS) or they are still pursuing foreclosure even though you have submitted a completed loss mitigation application or you have been offered and have accepted a loss mitigation option (38-38-103.2 CRS), you may file a complaint with the Colorado Attorney General (720-508-6006) or the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (855411-2372) or both. However, the filing of a complaint in and of itself will not stop the foreclosure process. First Publication: 11/10/2016 Last Publication: 12/8/2016 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 9/16/2016 CHRISTINE DUFFY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: NICHOLAS H. SANTARELLI Colorado Registration #: 46592 9800 S. MERIDIAN BLVD. SUITE 400, ENGLEWOOD, COLORADO 80112 Phone #: (303) 706-9990 Fax #: Attorney File #: 16-012764 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2016-0239 First Publication: 11/10/2016 Last Publication: 12/8/2016 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Parker NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2016-0243

To Whom It May Concern: On 9/26/2016 9:00:00 AM the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: TYLER P. DAVIS Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR FPF WHOLESALE, A DIVISION OF STEARNS LENDING, INC. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: LAKEVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 7/29/2011 Recording Date of DOT: 8/2/2011 Reception No. of DOT: 2011046257 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $221,467.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $202,975.61 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and/or other violations of the terms thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust.

Public Trustees

Parker NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2016-0244 To Whom It May Concern: On 9/26/2016 10:56:00 AM the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: GREGORY L. BROWN Original Beneficiary: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 8/31/2015 Recording Date of DOT: 9/9/2015 Reception No. of DOT: 2015065245 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $117,100.94 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $116,080.66 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Borrower's failure to make timely payments as required under the Evidence of Debt and Deed of Trust.

Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Borrower's failure to make timely payments as required under the Evidence of Debt and Deed of Trust.

THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN.

THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN.

The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust.

The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust.

Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 14, BLOCK 1, TOWN AND COUNTRY VILLAGE SUBDIVISION, FILING NO. 1, ACCORDING TO THE RECORDED PLAT THEREOF, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO.

Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 130, BLOCK 1, RED HAWK FILING NO. 1, LOT 1, BLOCK 8- 4TH AMENDMENT, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO.

Which has the address of: 10747 Longs Way, Parker, CO 80138

Which has the address of: 17036 East Wiley Place, Parker, CO 80134

The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust.

NOTICE OF SALE

THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. 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. If you believe that your lender or servicer has failed to provide a single point of contact (38-38-103.1 CRS) or they are still pursuing foreclosure even though you have submitted a completed loss mitigation application or you have been offered and have accepted a loss mitigation option (38-38-103.2 CRS), you may file a complaint with the Colorado Attorney General (720-508-6006) or the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (855411-2372) or both. However, the filing of a complaint in and of itself will not stop the foreclosure process. First Publication: 11/24/2016 Last Publication: 12/22/2016 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 9/26/2016 CHRISTINE DUFFY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: SCOTT TOEBBEN Colorado Registration #: 19011 216 16TH STREET SUITE 1210, DENVER, COLORADO 80202 Phone #: (720) 259-6714 Fax #: (720) 259-6709 Attorney File #: 16CO00443-1 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website : http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2016-0243 First Publication: 11/24/2016 Last Publication: 12/22/2016 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Parker NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2016-0244 To Whom It May Concern: On 9/26/2016 10:56:00 AM the undersigned Public Trustee

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To Whom It May Concern: On 9/26/2016 10:57:00 AM the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County.

Original Grantor: ANDREW J LEINER Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR THE CORNERSTONE MORTGAGE COMPANY, ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: CITIBANK NA Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 9/14/2006 Recording Date of DOT: 9/26/2006 Reception No. of DOT: 2006082866 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $33,176.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $29,511.70

Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 6, BLOCK 6, CLARKE FARMS SUBDIVISION NO. 3, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO.

The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust.

Castle Rock NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2016-0245

NOTICE OF SALE

THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. 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. If you believe that your lender or servicer has failed to provide a single point of contact (38-38-103.1 CRS) or they are still pursuing foreclosure even though you have submitted a completed loss mitigation application or you have been offered and have accepted a loss mitigation option (38-38-103.2 CRS), you may file a complaint with the Colorado Attorney General (720-508-6006) or the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (855411-2372) or both. However, the filing of a complaint in and of itself will not stop the foreclosure process. First Publication: 11/24/2016 Last Publication: 12/22/2016 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 9/26/2016 CHRISTINE DUFFY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: DAVID R DOUGHTY Colorado Registration #: 40042 9800 S. MERIDIAN BLVD. SUITE 400, ENGLEWOOD, COLORADO 80112 Phone #: (303) 706-9990 Fax #: Attorney File #: 16-012850 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website : http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2016-0244 First Publication: 11/24/2016 Last Publication: 12/22/2016 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Castle Rock NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2016-0245 To Whom It May Concern: On 9/26/2016 10:57:00 AM the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County.

Which has the address of: 1535 Bennet Mountain Road, Castle Rock, CO 80109 NOTICE OF SALE

The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust.

THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. 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.

If you believe that your lender or servicer has failed to provide a single point of contact (38-38-103.1 CRS) or they are still pursuing foreclosure even though you have submitted a completed loss mitigation application or you have been offered and have accepted a loss mitigation option (38-38-103.2 CRS), you may file a complaint with the Colorado Attorney General (720-508-6006) or the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (855411-2372) or both. However, the filing of a complaint in and of itself will not stop the foreclosure process. First Publication: 11/24/2016 Last Publication: 12/22/2016 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 9/26/2016 CHRISTINE DUFFY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee

The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: SHEILA J FINN Colorado Registration #: 36637 9800 S. MERIDIAN BLVD. SUITE 400, ENGLEWOOD, COLORADO 80112 Phone #: (303) 706-9990 Fax #: Attorney File #: 16-012820

*YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website : http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2016-0245 First Publication: 11/24/2016 Last Publication: 12/22/2016 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Castle Rock NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2016-0247

To Whom It May Concern: On 9/26/2016 10:57:00 AM the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County.

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Castle Rock NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2016-0247

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To Whom It May Concern: On 9/26/2016 10:57:00 AM the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County.

Original Grantor: JANETTE V. AMEN AND ROBERT W. AMEN Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR NEW LINE MORTGAGE, DIV. OF REPUBLIC MORTGAGE HOME LOANS, LLC Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: WEST COAST SERVICING, INC. Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 2/3/2005 Recording Date of DOT: 2/23/2005 Reception No. of DOT: 2005015766 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $34,000.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $35,622.17

Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: the failure to make timely payments required under said Deed of Trust and the Evidence of Debt secured thereby. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN.

The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust.

Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 16, BLOCK 7, THE MEADOWS, FILING NO. 5, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 4905 Buena Vista Boulevard, Castle Rock, CO 80109 NOTICE OF SALE

The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust.

THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. 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.

If you believe that your lender or servicer has failed to provide a single point of contact (38-38-103.1 CRS) or they are still pursuing foreclosure even though you have submitted a completed loss mitigation application or you have been offered and have accepted a loss mitigation option (38-38-103.2 CRS), you may file a complaint with the Colorado Attorney General (720-508-6006) or the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (855411-2372) or both. However, the filing of a complaint in and of itself will not stop the foreclosure process. First Publication: 11/24/2016 Last Publication: 12/22/2016 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 9/26/2016 CHRISTINE DUFFY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee

The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: JOAN OLSON Colorado Registration #: 28078 7700 E. ARAPAHOE ROAD, SUITE 230, CENTENNIAL, COLORADO 80112 Phone #: (303) 952-6906 Fax #: Attorney File #: CO-16-740261-JS

*YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website : http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2016-0247 First Publication: 11/24/2016 Last Publication: 12/22/2016 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Parker NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2016-0249 To Whom It May Concern: On 9/26/2016 11:32:00 AM the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: TRENT JAMES ARGUELLO AND STEPHANIE ANN ARGUELLO Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER, BANK OF ENGLAND Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 9/21/2010 Recording Date of DOT: 10/5/2010 Reception No. of DOT: 2010065002** DOT Recorded in Douglas County.

TRENT JAMES ARGUELLO AND STEPHANIE ANN ARGUELLO Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER, BANK OF ENGLAND Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 9/21/2010 Recording Date of DOT: 10/5/2010 Reception No. of DOT: 2010065002** DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $343,292.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $345,881.63

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$39,000.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $35,688.15

The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust.

Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to make payments pursuant to the terms of a Promissory Note.

Legal Description of Real Property: A parcel of land lying within Section 8, Township 9 South, Range 66 West of the Sixth Principal Meridian, Douglas County, State of Colorado, being more particularly described as follows: NOTE: For the purpose of this description the bearings are based on the EastWest Centerline of said Section 8 bearing North 89°18'20" East, 2645.00 feet. Monumented by a 3 1/4" aluminum cap on pipe at the West Quarter Corner and 2 1/2" aluminum cap on 30" pipe at the Center Quarter of said Section 8. Commencing at the West Quarter Corner of said Section 8; Thence North 00°00'41" West, 1180.49 feet, along the Westerly line of said Section 8 to the True Point of Beginning; Thence continuing North 00°00'41" West, 150.00 feet, along said Westerly line to the Northerly line of the South Half of the Northwest Quarter of said Section 8; Thence North 89°32'00" East, 2636.11 feet, along said Northerly line to the Northeast Corner of the South Half of the Northwest Quarter of said Section 8; Thence North 89°32'18" East, 1312.68 feet, along the Northerly line of the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter to the Northeast Corner of the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of said Section 8; Thence South 00°18'19" East, 1314.92 feet, along the Easterly line of the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of said Section 8 to a point on the East-West Centerline of said Section 8; Thence South 00°17'54" East, 1320.35 feet, along the Easterly line of the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of said Section 8 to a point on the Northerly line of the South Half of the Southeast Quarter of said Section 8; Thence North 89°54'49" East, 497.78 feet, along said Northerly line to a found monument; Thence North 88°15'01" East, 200.84 feet, continuing along said Northerly line to a point on the Westerly line of an ingress egress easement as described in Book 759 at Page 605 of the Douglas County records; Thence South 17°57'46" East, 131.08 feet, along said Westerly line; Thence South 39°10'59" West, 273.94 feet, continuing along said Westerly line; Thence South 89°54'49" West, 714.15 feet; Thence North 00°17'54" West, 1650.07 feet; Thence North 00°18'19" West, 915.22 feet; Thence South 89°32'18" West, 1161.88 feet; Thence North 00°25'12" West, 250.00 feet; Thence South 89°32'00" West, 2637.18 feet, to the Point of Beginning; County of Douglas, State of Colorado.

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THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust.

Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay monthly installments due Note Holder.

Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 2, BLOCK 4, FOUNDERS VILLAGE FILING NO. 3, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO

**THIS LOAN HAS BEEN MODIFIED THROUGH A LOAN MODIFICATION AGREEMENT DATED 9/8/14.

Which has the address of: 4946 East Barrington Avenue, Castle Rock, CO 80104

THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 10, BLOCK 3, HIDDEN RIVER SUBDIVISION FILING NO.12, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 11832 Horseshoe Lane, Parker, CO 80138 NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. 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. If you believe that your lender or servicer has failed to provide a single point of contact (38-38-103.1 CRS) or they are still pursuing foreclosure even though you have submitted a completed loss mitigation application or you have been offered and have accepted a loss mitigation option (38-38-103.2 CRS), you may file a complaint with the Colorado Attorney General (720-508-6006) or the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (855411-2372) or both. However, the filing of a complaint in and of itself will not stop the foreclosure process. First Publication: 11/24/2016 Last Publication: 12/22/2016 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 9/26/2016 CHRISTINE DUFFY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: JOLENE GUIGNET Colorado Registration #: 46144 355 UNION BOULEVARD SUITE 250, LAKEWOOD, COLORADO 80228 Phone #: (303) 274-0155 Fax #: (303) 274-0159 Attorney File #: 16-049-29508 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website : http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2016-0249 First Publication: 11/24/2016 Last Publication: 12/22/2016 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Castle Rock NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2016-0248 To Whom It May Concern: On 9/26/2016 11:32:00 AM the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: EMMA C. BRADSHAW Original Beneficiary: FIRST FRANKLIN, A DIVISION OF NAT CITY BANK OF IN Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: UNITED GUARANTY RESIDENTIAL INSURANCE COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 7/22/2005 Recording Date of DOT: 7/25/2005 Reception No. of DOT: 2005068167 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $39,000.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $35,688.15 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to make payments pursuant to the terms of a Promissory Note. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN.

NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. 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. If you believe that your lender or servicer has failed to provide a single point of contact (38-38-103.1 CRS) or they are still pursuing foreclosure even though you have submitted a completed loss mitigation application or you have been offered and have accepted a loss mitigation option (38-38-103.2 CRS), you may file a complaint with the Colorado Attorney General (720-508-6006) or the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (855411-2372) or both. However, the filing of a complaint in and of itself will not stop the foreclosure process. First Publication: 11/24/2016 Last Publication: 12/22/2016 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 9/26/2016 CHRISTINE DUFFY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: HARRY L. SIMON Colorado Registration #: 7942 10200 EAST GIRARD AVENUE BUILDING B, SUITE 120, DENVER, COLORADO Phone #: (303) 758-6601 Fax #: Attorney File #: BRADSHAW *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on t he Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2016-0248 First Publication: 11/24/2016 Last Publication: 12/22/2016 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Castle Rock NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2016-0165 To Whom It May Concern: On 6/22/2016 6:52:00 AM the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: KATHLEEN C NEEL AND MARK H NEEL Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR PRINCIPAL RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE, INC., ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 11/4/2002 Recording Date of DOT: 11/12/2002 Reception No. of DOT: 2002120009 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $300,000.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $233,948.55 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: the failure to make timely payments as required under the Deed of Trust. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: A parcel of land lying within Section 8, Township 9 South, Range 66 West of the Sixth Principal Meridian, Douglas County, State of Colorado, being more particularly described as follows: NOTE: For the purpose of this description the bearings are based on the EastWest Centerline of said Section 8 bearing

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Which has the address of: 5275 Garton Rd, Castle Rock, CO 80104 NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. 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. If you believe that your lender or servicer has failed to provide a single point of contact (38-38-103.1 CRS) or they are still pursuing foreclosure even though you have submitted a completed loss mitigation application or you have been offered and have accepted a loss mitigation option (38-38-103.2 CRS), you may file a complaint with the Colorado Attorney General (720-508-6006) or the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (855411-2372) or both. However, the filing of a complaint in and of itself will not stop the foreclosure process. First Publication: 12/1/2016 Last Publication: 12/29/2016 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 6/22/2016 CHRISTINE DUFFY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: NICHOLAS H. SANTARELLI Colorado Registration #: 46592 9800 S. MERIDIAN BLVD. SUITE 400, ENGLEWOOD, COLORADO 80112 Phone #: (303) 706-9990 Fax #: Attorney File #: 16-012024 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website : http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2016-0165 First Publication: 12/1/2016 Last Publication: 12/29/2016 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Castle Rock NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2016-0237 To Whom It May Concern: On 9/12/2016 10:47:00 AM the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County.

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Castle Rock NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2016-0237

Public Trustees

To Whom It May Concern: On 9/12/2016 10:47:00 AM the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County.

Original Grantor: GEORGE R. FATH AND BARBARA R. MAIERHOFER Original Beneficiary: WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 10/20/2003 Recording Date of DOT: 10/29/2003 Reception No. of DOT: 2003156480 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $975,925.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $934,287.60

Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failed to make the monthly mortgage payments as required by the terms of the Note and Deed of Trust.

THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN.

The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust.

Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 34A, BLOCK 4, ROMAR WEST 1ST AMENDMENT, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO.

Which has the address of: 12495 Ventana Mesa Circle, Castle Rock, CO 80104 NOTICE OF SALE

The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust.

THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. 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.

If you believe that your lender or servicer has failed to provide a single point of contact (38-38-103.1 CRS) or they are still pursuing foreclosure even though you have submitted a completed loss mitigation application or you have been offered and have accepted a loss mitigation option (38-38-103.2 CRS), you may file a complaint with the Colorado Attorney General (720-508-6006) or the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (855411-2372) or both. However, the filing of a complaint in and of itself will not stop the foreclosure process. First Publication: 11/10/2016 Last Publication: 12/8/2016 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 9/16/2016 CHRISTINE DUFFY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee

The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: SUSAN HENDRICK Colorado Registration #: 33196 9745 EAST HAMPDEN AVE SUITE 400, DENVER, COLORADO 80231 Phone #: (303) 353-2965 Fax #: Attorney File #: CO160262

*YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2016-0237 First Publication: 11/10/2016 Last Publication: 12/8/2016 Publisher: Douglas County News Press

Name Changes Public Notice County Court Douglas County, Colorado * 4000 Justice Way, Castle Rock, Colorado 80109 In the Matter of the Petition of: Parent/ Petitioner: Lisa Choi For Minor Child: Annabel Dahmi Kum To Change the Child’s Name to: Annabel Dahmi Kaey Case Number: 2016 CV 87 NOTICE TO NON-CUSTODIAL PARENT BY PUBLICATION Notice to: Song II Kum, non custodial parent. Date: December 20, 2016 Time: 8:00 a.m. Location: Douglas County Court, Div. 5 4000 Justice Way,

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Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name

Number: 2016 CV 87 6Case December 1, 2016

NOTICE TO NON-CUSTODIAL PARENT BY PUBLICATION

Notice to: Song II Kum, non custodial parent.

Name Changes

Date: December 20, 2016 Time: 8:00 a.m. Location: Douglas County Court, Div. 5 4000 Justice Way, Castle Rock, Colorado 80109 For the purpose of requesting a change of name for Annabel Dahmi Kum. Legal Notice No.: 930053 First Publication: November 3, 2016 Last Publication: December 1, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press

Public notice is given on October 13 , 2016 that a Petition for a Change of Name of a minor child has been filed with the Douglas County Court.

Name Changes

The Petition requests that the name of Torrey Bravan FitzRandolph be changed to Torrey Vail FitzRandolph Case No.: 2016 C 428 Cheryl A. Layne, Clerk of Court By: Mary Woods, Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 930194 First Publication: November 17, 2016 Last Publication: December 1, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name

Public Notice County Court Douglas County, Colorado * 4000 Justice Way, Castle Rock, Colorado 80109 In the Matter of the Petition of: Parent/ Petitioner: Lisa Higdon For Minor Child: Alexa Moon Flock To Change the Child’s Name to: Alexa Moon Higdon Case Number: 16 CV 20 NOTICE TO NON-CUSTODIAL PARENT BY PUBLICATION Notice to: Christopher Michael Flock, non custodial parent. Notice is given that a hearing is scheduled as follows: Date: January 6, 2017 Time: 9:00 a.m. Location: 1400 Justice Way Courtroom 4 Castle Rock, Colorado 80109 For the purpose of requesting a change of name for Alexa Moon Flock. At this hearing the Court may enter an order changing the name of the minor child. To support or voice objection to the proposed name change, you must appear at the hearing. Date: August 18, 2016 Legal Notice No.: 930128 First Publication: November 3, 2016 Last Publication: December 1, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press

Public notice is given on October 31, 2016 that a Petition for a Change of Name of an adult has been filed with the Douglas County Court. The Petition requests that the name of Justin Tyler Acquavella be changed to Luna Elora Acquavella Case No.: 16 C 450 Cheryl A. Layne, Clerk of Court By: Branna Brakke, Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 930213 First Publication: November 17, 2016 Last Publication: December 1, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on November 1, 2016 that a Petition for a Change of Name of a minor child has been filed with the Douglas County Court. The Petition requests that the name of Addilynne Anne Perlick be changed to Addilynne Anne Amen Case No.: 16 C 440 By: Judge Legal Notice No: 930220 First Publication: November 17, 2016 Last Publication: December 1, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press PUBLIC NOTICE

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Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name

County Court Douglas County, Colorado * 4000 Justice Way, Castle Rock, Colorado 80109

Public notice is given on November 1, 2016 that a Petition for a Change of Name of a minor child has been filed with the Douglas County Court.

In the Matter of the Petition of: Parent/ Petitioner: Lisa Higdon For Minor Child: Zoey Star Flock To Change the Child’s Name to: Zoey Star Higdon Case Number: 16 CV 19 NOTICE TO NON-CUSTODIAL PARENT BY PUBLICATION Notice to: Christopher Michael Flock, non custodial parent. Notice is given that a hearing is scheduled as follows: Date: January 6, 2017 Time: 9:00 a.m. Location: 1400 Justice Way Courtroom 4 Castle Rock, Colorado 80109 For the purpose of requesting a change of name for Zoey Star Flock. At this hearing the Court may enter an order changing the name of the minor child. To support or voice objection to the proposed name change, you must appear at the hearing. Date: August 18, 2016 Legal Notice No.: 930129 First Publication: November 3, 2016 Last Publication: December 1, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on October 24, 2016 that a Petition for a Change of Name of an adult has been filed with the Douglas County Court. The Petition requests that the name of Drew Harris Zimmerman be changed to Kiera Harper Zimmerman. Case No.: 2016 CV 31056 Cheryl A. Layne, Clerk of Court By: J Delgado, Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 930181 First Publication: November 17, 2016 Last Publication: December 1, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name

Public notice is given on October 13 , 2016 that a Petition for a Change of Name of a minor child has been filed with the Douglas County Court.

The Petition requests that the name of Sylar Anson Perlick be changed to Sylar Anson Amen Case No.: 16 C 441 By: Judge Legal Notice No: 930221 First Publication: November 17, 2016 Last Publication: December 1, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on October 27, 2016 that a Petition for a Change of Name of an adult has been filed with the Douglas County Court. The Petition requests that the name of Nancy Carin Stern-Jude be changed to Nancy Carin Stern Case No.: 16 C 437 Cheryl A. Layne, Clerk of Court By: S. Harbour, Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 930240 First Publication: November 24, 2016 Last Publication: December 8, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press

Notice To Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Ronn Erik Peterson, a/k/a Ronn Eric Peterson, a/k/a Ronn E. Peterson, a/k/a Ronn Peterson, Deceased Case Number: 2016 PR 030391 All persons having claims against the abovenamed estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the Douglas County District Court, located at 4000 Justice Way, Suite 2009, Castle Rock, Colorado 80109 on or before March 20, 2017, or the claims may be forever barred. Stacy J. Bailey, Personal Representative c/o Kathryn T. James, Esq. Folkestad Fazekas Barrick & Patoile, P.C. 18 South Wilcox Street, Suite 200 Castle Rock, Colorado 80104 Legal Notice No.: 930218 First Publication: November 17, 2016 Last Publication: December 1, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Dolores Kay Vernon, Deceased Case Number: 2016 PR 30183 PUBLIC NOTICE Notice To Creditors

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Donna Sue Roquemore , Deceased Case Number: 2016PR30418 All persons having claims against the abovenamed estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Douglas County, Colorado on or before March 17, 2017, or the claims may be forever barred. Richard R. Roquemore Personal Representative 2124 North 21st Street Grand Junction CO 81501 Legal Notice No.: 930223 First Publication: November 17, 2016 Last Publication: December 1, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of ILA JUNE VILLALOVOS, Deceased Case Number: 16PR30306 All persons having claims against the abovenamed estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to DOUGLAS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 4000 JUSTICE WAY, SUITE 2009, CASTLE ROCK, CO 80109, (720) 437-6200 on or before MARCH 31, 2017, or the claims may be forever barred. /s/ Bonnie Bowles BONNIE BOWLES, Attorney for Co-Personal Representatives 3461 Ringsby Court, Suite 215 Denver, CO 80216 Legal Notice No.: 930291 First Publication: December 1, 2016 Last Publication: December 15, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on October 28, 2016 that a Petition for a Change of Name of an adult has been filed with the Douglas County Court. The Petition requests that the name of Bette Nell Campbell be changed to Bette Nell Stookesberry Case No.: 16 C 444 Clerk of Court By: Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 930195 First Publication: November 17, 2016 Last Publication: December 1, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of William Lawrence Cavanaugh, aka William L. Cavanaugh, aka William Cavanaugh, aka Wm. L. Cavanaugh, aka Wm Cavanaugh, Deceased Case Number: 16 PR 143 All persons having claims against the abovenamed estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Douglas County, Colorado on or before April 1, 2017, or the claims may be forever barred. W. Michael Cavanaugh Mark P. Cavanaugh, Philip J. Cavanaugh Co-Personal Representatives PO Box 545, Kittredge, Colorado 80457 720-231-4757 Legal Notice No: 930238 First Publication: November 24, 2016 Last Publication: December 8, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Anne M. McCollum, aka Anne Marie McCollum, aka Anne McCollum, aka Anne M. Hahn, aka Anne Marie Hahn, and Anne Hahn, Deceased Case Number: 2016 PR 30414 All persons having claims against the abovenamed estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Douglas County, Colorado on or before March 24, 2017 or the claims may be forever barred. James Hahn Personal Representative 12445 Kane Alexander Drive Huntersville, NC 28078 Legal Notice No: 930253 First Publication: November 24, 2016 Last Publication: December 8, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Dolores Kay Vernon, Deceased Case Number: 2016 PR 30183

The Petition requests that the name of Torrey Bravan FitzRandolph be changed to Torrey Vail FitzRandolph Case No.: 2016 C 428

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Donna Sue Roquemore , Deceased Case Number: 2016PR30418

All persons having claims against the abovenamed estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Douglas County, Colorado on or before April 3, 2017 or the claims may be forever barred.

Cheryl A. Layne, Clerk of Court

All persons having claims against the above-

Kaylene Polhemus

PUBLIC NOTICE

All persons having claims against the abovenamed estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Douglas County, Colorado on or before April 3, 2017 or the claims may be forever barred.

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Kaylene Polhemus Personal Representative 7362 Rainbow Creek Road Sedalia, Colorado 80135 Legal Notice No: 930284 First Publication: December 1, 2016 Last Publication: December 15, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Elizabeth Colbert, aka Elizabeth H. Colbert, aka Elizabeth Hake Colbert, aka Libby Colbert, and Elizabeth Hake, Deceased Case Number: 2016 PR 30421 All persons having claims against the abovenamed estate are required to present them to the Co-Personal Representatives or to the District Court of Douglas County, Colorado on or before April 1, 2017 or the claims may be forever barred. Thomas A. Colbert Co-Personal Representative 2800 S. University Blvd., Unit 98 Denver, Colorado 80210-6072 Kathryn A. Colbert Co-Personal Representative 121 Holmes Gulch Way Bailey, Colorado 80421-2117 Legal Notice No: 930314 First Publication: December 1, 2016 Last Publication: December 15, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press

Misc. Private Legals PUBLIC NOTICE A Notice from Pinnacle Chiropractic & Spinal Rehab Center in Highlands Ranch, Colorado: The state of Colorado has a retention period for medical records of seven years past the last encounter date. Minor's medical records are kept for the period of minority plus two years (i.e. 18 years minus the age of the minor at the time of their last encounter plus 2 years) or 7 years from the date of their last encounter; whichever is later. All Pinnacle Chiropractic & Spinal Rehab Center records with a last encounter date of December 1, 2009 or previous will be destroyed on February 1, 2017. Anyone wishing to request their original medical records must contact Pinnacle Chiropractic & Spinal Rehab Center by January 30, 2017. Please call 303.683.5060 to obtain a request form to retrieve your records Legal Notice No.: 930272 First Publication: December 1, 2016 Last Publication: December 1, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press Public Notice DISTRICT COURT, DOUGLAS COUNTY, COLORADO 4000 Justice Way, Castle Rock, CO 80109 Plaintiff(s): SUGARMILL CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC. Defendant(s): HATFIELD COMMON TRUST; HIGHLANDS RANCH COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC.; and DIANE HOLBERT as the Douglas County Treasurer MOELLER GRAF, P.C. David J. Graf, #26070 Timothy M. Moeller, #31150 Eric R. McLennan, #34468 K. Christian Webert, #43739 Address: 385 Inverness Parkway, Suite 200 Englewood, Colorado 80112 Phone Number: (720) 279-2568 Case No.: 16CV30584 * Division: 5 SUMMONS [BY PUBLICATION] THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANT(S): You are hereby summoned and required to appear and defend against the claims of the complaint filed with the court in this action, by filing with the clerk of this court an answer or other response. You are required to file your answer or other response within thirty-five (35) days after the service of this summons upon you. Service of this summons shall be complete on the day of the last publication. A copy of the complaint may be obtained from the clerk of the court. If you fail to file your answer or other response to the complaint in writing within thirty-five (35) days after the date of the last publication, judgment by default may be rendered against you by the court for the relief demanded in the complaint without further notice. This is an action for judicial foreclosure under C.R.C.P. Rule 105 and damages seeking to foreclose a statutory lien on the following property: Condominium Unit 7-D, Sugarmill Condominiums - Phase 1, in accordance with and subject to the Subassociation Declaration for Sugarmill

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days after the date of the last publication, judgment by default may be rendered against you by the court for the relief demanded in the complaint without further notice.

This is an action for judicial foreclosure under C.R.C.P. Rule 105 and damages seeking to foreclose a statutory lien on the following property:

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Condominium Unit 7-D, Sugarmill Condominiums - Phase 1, in accordance with and subject to the Subassociation Declaration for Sugarmill Condominium Association, Inc. of Highlands Ranch Community Association, Inc. recorded on August 01, 1984 in Book 532 at page 345, and Condominium Map recorded on August 01, 1984, under Reception No. 332781, County of Douglas, State of Colorado. Dated October 20, 2016 MOELLER GRAF, P.C. /s/ K. Christian Webert, #43739 Legal Notice No.: 930058 First Publication: November 3, 2016 Last Publication: December 1, 2016 Published in the Douglas County News-Press. PUBLIC NOTICE District Court, Douglas County, Colorado 4000 Justice Way Castle Rock, Colorado 80109 IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION OF: JOSELYN CARRIZALES and JEFFREY CARRIZALES (name of person(s) seeking to adopt) FOR THE ADOPTION OF A CHILD Attorney or Party Without Attorney (Name and Address): Hillary D. Lipton, P.C. 899 Logan Street, Suite 203 Denver, Colorado 80203 Phone Number: 303-830-8023 E-mail: hdlipton@gmail.com FAX Number: 303-837-0311 Atty. Reg. #: 21943 Case Number: 16JA24 Division: 7 NOTICE OF HEARING To: Jimmy George Dominic Atencio, III Address Unknown

Pursuant to §19-5-208, C.R.S., you are hereby notified that the above-named Petitioners have filed in this Court a verified Petition seeking to adopt a child.

An Affidavit of Abandonment has been filed alleging that you have abandoned the child for a period of one year or more and/or have failed without cause to provide reasonable support for the child for one year or more.

You are further notified that an Adoption hearing is set on January 20, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in the court location identified above.

You are further notified that if you fail to appear for said hearing, the Court may terminate your parental rights and grant the adoption as sought by the Petitioners. Respectfully submitted, HILLARY D. LIPTON, P.C. Hillary D. Lipton, #21943 Legal Notice No.: 930145 First Publication: November 10, 2016 Last Publication: December 8, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press PUBLIC NOTICE DISTRICT COURT, DOUGLAS COUNTY, COLORADO Court Address: 4000 Justice Way, Suite 2009 Castle Rock, CO 80109 Plaintiff(s): STONEGATE VILLAGE OWNERS OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.

Defendant(s): JOHN O KUFFOUR; DELIA S. CLARK; DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR LONG BEACH MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2005-2; LONG BEACH MORTGAGE COMPANY; DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY - INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE; CHRISTINE DUFFY, DOUGLAS COUNTY PUBLIC TRUSTEE; AND OCCUPANT Attorney for Plaintiff(s): Name: Richard W. Johnston, Esq. Gary H. Tobey, Esq. Address: Tobey & Johnston, P.C. 6855 South Havana Street, Suite 275 Centennial, CO 80112-3813 Phone Number: (303) 799-8600 Fax Number: (303) 799-6977 E-mail: rjohnston@tobeyjohnston.com gtobey@tobeyjohnston.com Atty. Reg. #: 19823 & 1093 Case Number: 16CV30510 Div.: 1 SUMMONS THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO TO DEFENDANT(S) NAMED ABOVE:

You are summoned and required to file with the Clerk of this Court an answer or other response to the attached Complaint within twenty-one (21) days after this summons is served on you in the State of Colorado, or within thirty-five (35) days after this summons is served on you outside the State of Colorado, or within sixty-three (63) days after this summons is served upon the United States or one of its agencies.

If you fail to file your answer or other response to the Complaint in writing within the applicable time period, judgment by default may be entered against you by the Court for the relief demanded in the Complaint, without any further notice to you. The following documents are also served with this Summons: Complaint in Foreclosure, District Civil Case Cover Sheet and Notice of Commencement of Action (Lis Pendens).

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is served on you.

If you fail to file your answer or other response to the Complaint in writing within the applicable time period, judgment by default may be entered against you by the Court for the relief demanded in the Complaint, without any further notice to you.

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If you were served outside of the State of Colorado or you were served by publication, and you decide to enter a Response to the attached Petition, you must file a Response with the clerk of this Court within 35 days after this Summons is served on you.

The following documents are also served with this Summons: Complaint in Foreclosure, District Civil Case Cover Sheet and Notice of Commencement of Action (Lis Pendens).

You may be required to pay a filing fee with your Response. The Response form (JDF 1103) can be found at www.courts.state.co.us by clicking on the “Self Help/Forms” tab.

DATE: May 26, 2016 TOBEY & JOHNSTON, P.C. By: /s/* Richard W. Johnston *Original signature on file at the office of Tobey & Johnston, P.C.

After 91 days from the date of service or publication, the Court may enter a decree affecting your marital status, distribution of property and debts, issues involving children such as child support, allocation of parental responsibilities (decision making and parenting time), maintenance (spousal support), attorney fees, and costs to the extent the Court has jurisdiction.

Legal Notice No.: 930176 First Publication: November 10, 2016 Last Publication: December 8, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press PUBLIC NOTICE DISTRICT COURT, DOUGLAS COUNTY, STATE OF COLORADO CIVIL ACTION NO. 2016CV30230, Division/Courtroom 5 Sale No. 2016-00002193

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL PROPERTY

USAA FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK, Plaintiff, v. DOUGLAS L. BASH, AMERICAN EXPRESS CENTURION BANK, NAVY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, DEPT. OF THE TREASURY – INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, WAKEFIELD & ASSOCIATES, INC., and CAVALRY SPV II, LLC, Defendant(s).

Regarding: Lot 6, Block 4, Stonegate Filing No. 6B, County of Douglas, State of Colorado;

Also known as: 16362 Bluebonnet Drive, Parker, Colorado 80134-3502. TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS, Please take notice:

You and each of you are hereby notified that a Sheriff's Sale of the referenced property is to be conducted by the Civil Division of the Sheriff's Office of Douglas County, Colorado at 10:00 a.m., on the 20th day of January, 2017, at 4000 Justice Way, Suite 2213, Castle Rock, CO 80109, phone number 303-814-7089. At which sale, the above described real property and improvements thereon will be sold to the highest bidder. Plaintiff makes no warranty relating to title, possession, or quiet enjoyment in and to said real property in connection with this sale. All bidders will be required to have in their possession cash or certified funds at least equal to the amount of the judgment creditor’s bid. Please telephone 303-814-7089 prior to the sale to ascertain the amount of this bid. The highest and best bidder will have one hour following the sale to tender the full amount of their bid, or they will be deemed to have withdrawn their bid.

BIDDERS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE CASH OR CERTIFIED FUNDS SUFFICIENT TO COVER THEIR HIGHEST BID AT THE TIME OF SALE.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LIEN BEING FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN ON THE SUBJECT PROPERTY. Judgment is in the amount of $53,424.20

All telephone inquiries for information should be directed to the office of the undersigned Sheriff at 303-814-7089. The name, address and telephone number of the attorney representing the legal owner of the above described lien is Jeremiah B. Hayes #34002 Taherzadeh, PLLC, 5001 Spring Valley Road, Suite 1020W, Dallas, Texas 75244 (469) 729-6800 Tony G. Spurlock Sheriff of Douglas County, Colorado By: Ron Hanavan, Deputy Legal Notice No.: 930197 First Publication: December 1, 2016 Last Publication: December 29, 2016 Published In: The Douglas County News-Press PUBLIC NOTICE District Court, Douglas County, Colorado Court Address: 4000 Justice Way Castle Rock, CO 80109 In re the Marriage of: Petitioner: Anthony Mayo Griffin and Respondent: Karen Ann Ewenson Attorney: Paul Arnold, Esq. 4610 South Ulster Street, Suite 150 Denver, CO 80237 ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER Phone Number: 303-290-8265 FAX Number: 303-346-8369 Atty. Reg. #: 30977 Case Number: 16 DR 427: Division: 8 SUMMONS FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE To the Respondent named above, this Summons serves as a notice to appear in this case. If you were served in the State of Colorado and you decide to enter a Response to the attached Petition, you must file a Response with the clerk of this Court within 21 days after this Summons is served on you.

If you were served outside of the State of Colorado or you were served by publication, and you decide to enter a Response to the attached Petition, you must file a Response with the clerk of this Court within 35 days after this Summons is served on you.

You may be required to pay a filing fee with your Response. The Response form (JDF 1103) can be found at www.courts.state.co.us by clicking on the “Self Help/Forms” tab.

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If you fail to file a Response or enter your appearance in this case, any or all of the matters above, or any related matters, which come before this Court, may be decided without further notice to you. This is an action to obtain a decree of Dissolution of Marriage or Legal Separation as more fully described in the attached Petition, and if you have children, for orders regarding the children of the marriage. Notice: Colorado Revised Statutes §14-10-107 provides that upon the filing of a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage or Legal Separation by the Petitioner and Co-Petitioner or upon personal service of the Petition and Summons on the Respondent, or upon waiver and acceptance of service by the Respondent, an automatic temporary injunction shall be in effect against both parties until the Final Decree is entered or the Petition is dismissed, or until further Order of the Court. Either party may apply to the Court for further temporary orders, an expanded temporary injunction, or modification or revocation under §14-10-108, C.R.S. or any other appropriate statute. A request for genetic tests shall not prejudice the requesting party in matters concerning allocation of parental responsibilities pursuant to section 14-10-124 (1.5), C.R.S. If genetic tests are not obtained before a legal establishment of paternity and submitted into evidence before the entry of the legal final decree of dissolution, the genetic tests may not be allowed into evidence at a later date. Automatic Temporary Injunction-By Order of the Court, You and Your Spouse are: 1. Restrained from transferring, encumbering, concealing, or in any way disposing of, without the consent of the other party or an Order of the Court, any marital property, except in the usual course of business or for the necessities of life, and requiring each party to notify the other party of any proposed extraordinary expenditures and to account to the Court for all extraordinary expenditures made after the injunction is in effect; 2. Enjoined from molesting or disturbing the peace of the other party; 3. Restrained from removing the minor children of the parties, if any, from the State without the consent of the other party or an Order of the Court; and 4. Restrained without at least 14 days' advance notification and the written consent of the other party or an Order of the Court, from canceling, modifying, terminating, or allowing to lapse for nonpayment of premiums, any policy of health insurance, homeowner's or renter's insurance, or automobile insurance that provides coverage to either of the parties or the minor children or any policy of life insurance that names either of the parties or the minor children as a beneficiary. Dated: November 3, 2016. /s/ Kathy A. Howell, Deputy Clerk By: Paul Arnold, Esq., Attorney for Petitioner Legal Notice No.: 930177 First Publication: November 10, 2016 Last Publication: December 8, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press PUBLIC NOTICE The following vehicles are available for inspection/sale. 1978 Lincoln Continental VIN # 648486 A&D Towing Recovery Inc 1970 S Valentia St., Denver, CO 80231 PUC # T-03962 Call for appointment to view 303-929-2088 Legal Notice No.: 930312 First Publication: December 1, 2016 Last Publication: December 1, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press PUBLIC NOTICE DISTRICT COURT, DOUGLAS COUNTY, STATE OF COLORADO CIVIL ACTION NO. 2015CV030610, Division/Courtroom 3 SHERIFF’S SALE NO. 2016-00002241 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL PROPERTY Ridgegate West Village Community Association, Inc., Plaintiff v. CHRISTI BLANCHARD; JP MORGAN CHASE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION; DOUGLAS COUNTY PUBLIC TRUSTEE Defendant. Regarding: Lot 69, Ridgegate - Section 15 Filing No. 6, County of Douglas, State of Colorado Also known as: 9295 Kornbrust Circle, Lone Tree, CO 80124 TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS,

CHRISTI BLANCHARD; JP MORGAN CHASE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION; DOUGLAS COUNTY PUBLIC TRUSTEE Defendant. Regarding: Lot 69, Ridgegate - Section 15 Filing No. 6, County of Douglas, State of Colorado

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Also known as: 9295 Kornbrust Circle, Lone Tree, CO 80124 TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS, Please take notice: You and each of you are hereby notified that a Sheriff's Sale of the referenced property is to be conducted by the Civil Division of the Sheriff's Office of Douglas County, Colorado at 10:00 A.M., on the 19th day January, 2017, at 4000 Justice Way, Suite 2213, Castle Rock, CO 80109, phone number 303-663-7703. At which sale, the above described real property and improvements thereon will be sold to the highest bidder. Plaintiff makes no warranty relating to title, possession, or quiet enjoyment in and to said real property in connection with this sale. All bidders will be required to have in their possession cash or certified funds at least equal to the amount of the judgment creditor’s bid. Please telephone 303-663-7703 prior to the sale to ascertain the amount of this bid. The highest and best bidder will have one hour following the sale to tender the full amount of their bid, or they will be deemed to have withdrawn their bid. BIDDERS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE CASH OR CERTIFIED FUNDS SUFFICIENT TO COVER THE INITIAL BID AT THE TIME OF SALE. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LIEN BEING FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN ON THE SUBJECT PROPERTY. Judgment is in the amount of $ 8,502.02. All telephone inquiries for information should be directed to the office of the undersigned Sheriff at 303-663-7703. The name, address and telephone number of the attorney representing the legal owner of the above described lien is Hal R. Kyles, Esq., ORTEN CAVANAGH & HOLMES, LLC 1445 Market Street, Suite 350 Denver, CO 80202 (720) 221-9780. Tony G. Spurlock Sheriff of Douglas County, Colorado By: Robert Rotherham, Deputy Legal Notice No.: 930249 First Publication: December 1, 2016 Last Publication: December 29, 2016 Published In: The Douglas County News-Press PUBLIC NOTICE District Court Douglas County, Colorado 4000 Justice Way Castle Rock, CO 80109 THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO In the Interest of: Janeen N. Calderon, Child, 02/27/2008 Date of Birth UPON THE PETITION OF: Michael Norton, Petitioner AND CONCERNING: John Doe, Mike Almaguer and Tony Mousa, Respondents Attorney for Petitioners Jeri S Williams 900 Castleton Rd #210 Castle Rock, CO 80109 Phone: (303) 688-8436 E-mail: jwilliams@castlerockattorney.net Atty. Reg. #: 19677 Case Number: 16JA41 * Division 7 AMENDED NOTICE OF ADOPTION PROCEEDING AND SUMMONS TO RESPOND PURSUANT TO §19-5-105(5), C.R.S. To the above named Respondent(s), John Doe, Mike Almaguer and Tony Mousa Pursuant to § 19-5-208, C.R.S. You are hereby notified that a Verified Petition for Adoption has been filed in this Court. You may obtain a copy at the Law Office of Jeri Williams at the above address by appointment. Your failure to file a Response, or to appear, within 35 days, and, in the case of an alleged father, your failure to file a claim of paternity under Article 4 of Title 19, C.R.S., within 35 days, if a claim has not previously been filed, may likely result in termination of your parental or your alleged parental rights to the minor child. You are further notified that a Termination of Parental Rights and Adoption hearing is set on January 20th, 2017 at 2:30pm in the court location identified above. You are further notified that if you fail to appear for said hearing, the Court may terminate your parental rights and grant the adoption as sought by the Petitioners. Date: October 24, 2016 /s/ Jeri S Williams Attorney for Petitioners Legal Notice No: 930110 First Publication: November 3, 2016 Last Publication: December 1, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press

Government Legals PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF VACANCY ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF LANTERNS METROPOLITAN DISTRICT NO. 1 TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, and particularly to the electors of the Lanterns Metropolitan District No. 1 of Douglas County, Colorado. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF VACANCY ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF LANTERNS METROPOLITAN DISTRICT NO. 1

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TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, and particularly to the electors of the Lanterns Metropolitan District No. 1 of Douglas County, Colorado. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 32-1-808, C.R.S., that vacancies currently exist on the Board of Directors of the Lanterns Metropolitan District No. 1 (“District”). Any qualified, eligible elector of the District interested in filling such vacancy and serving on the board of directors should file a Letter of Interest with the board of directors of the District on or before the close of business Sunday, December 11, 2016 at the District Management office.

submitted to the Meridian Village Metropolitan District Nos. 1 and 2 ("Districts"). Such proposed budgets will be considered at a joint meeting and public hearing of the Boards of Directors of the Districts to be held at the offices of CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, 8390 East Crescent Parkway, Suite 500, Greenwood Village, Colorado, at 9:00 a.m. on December 13, 2016.

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NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that an amendment to the 2016 budgets of the Districts may also be considered at the above-referenced meeting and public hearing of the Boards of Directors of the Districts.

A copy of the proposed 2017 budgets and the amended 2016 budgets, if required, are available for public inspection at the offices of CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, 8390 East Crescent Parkway, Suite 500, Greenwood Village, Colorado. Any interested elector within the Districts may, at any time prior to final adoption of the 2017 budgets and the amended 2016 budgets, file or register any objections thereto.

Forms of Letters of Interest are available and can be obtained from the Lanterns Metropolitan District No. 1, c/o Lisa Jacoby, Special District Management Services, Inc., 141 Union Boulevard, Suite 150, Lakewood, CO 80228, (303) 987-0835.

Dated November 16, 2016 MERIDIAN VILLAGE METROPOLITAN DISTRICT NOS. 1 & 2

LANTERNS METROPOLITAN DISTRICT NO. 1

By: /s/ Peter Culshaw, President

By: /s/ Lisa A. Jacoby, Secretary

Legal Notice No.: 930265 First Publication: December 1, 2016 Last Publication: December 1, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press

Legal Notice No.: 930306 First Publication: December 1, 2016 Last Publication: December 1, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT Town of Castle Rock, Colorado Date: 09 November 2016

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE AS TO PROPOSED BUDGET AND NOTICE CONCERNING BUDGET AMENDMENT

Notice is hereby given that The Town of Castle Rock intends to start processing the Final Payment to the above-named contractor on December 13, 2016, provided no claims are received.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the proposed budgets for the ensuing year of 2017 have been submitted to the Meridian Metropolitan District, South Meridian Metropolitan District, and North Meridian Metropolitan District (collectively, the "Districts"). Such proposed budgets will be considered at a combined meeting and public hearing of the Boards of Directors of the Districts to be held at the offices of CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, 8390 East Crescent Parkway, Suite 500, Greenwood Village, Colorado, at 9:00 a.m. on December 13, 2016.

Any person or firm having debts against the Contractor must file a proper written notice with Josh Hansen, Project Manager, Town of Castle Rock, 175 Kellogg Court, Castle Rock, Colorado 80109, on or before December 12, 2016.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that amendments to the 2016 budgets of the Districts may also be considered at the above-referenced meeting and public hearing of the Boards of Directors of the Districts.

TOWN OF CASTLE ROCK By: Josh Hansen, P.E. Project Manager

Copies of the proposed 2017 budgets and the amended 2016 budgets, if required, are available for public inspection at the offices of CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, 8390 East Crescent Parkway, Suite 500, Greenwood Village, Colorado. Any interested elector within the Districts may, at any time prior to final adoption of the 2017 budgets and the amended 2016 budgets, file or register any objections thereto.

Project Title: Town of Castle Rock – Utilities Parking Lot Pavement Contractor: PLM Asphalt and Concrete Inc. 3313 Moline Street, Aurora CO 80010

Legal Notice No.: 930214 First Publication: November 24, 2016 Last Publication: December 1, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE AS TO PROPOSED 2017 BUDGET AND HEARING AND NOTICE AS TO AMENDED 2016 BUDGET AND HEARING HERITAGE HILLS METROPOLITAN DISTRICT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a proposed budget has been submitted to the HERITAGE HILLS METROPOLITAN DISTRICT for the ensuing year of 2017. A copy of such proposed budget has been filed in the office of CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, 8390 E. Crescent Parkway, Suite 500, Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111, where same is open for public inspection. Such proposed budget will be considered at a hearing at the regular meeting of the Heritage Hills Metropolitan District to be held at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at the Heritage Hills Clubhouse, 9201 Heritage Hills Parkway, in Lone Tree, Colorado. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that an amended budget has been submitted to the HERITAGE HILLS METROPOLITAN DISTRICT for the year of 2016. A copy of such amended budget has been filed in the office of CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, 8390 E. Crescent Parkway, Suite 500, Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111, where same is open for public inspection. Such amended budget will be considered at a hearing at the regular meeting of the Heritage Hills Metropolitan District to be held at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at the Heritage Hills Clubhouse, 9201 Heritage Hills Parkway, in Lone Tree, Colorado. Any interested elector within the Heritage Hills Metropolitan District may inspect the proposed 2017 budget and 2016 amended budget, and file or register any objections at any time prior to the final adoption of the 2017 budget and 2016 amended budget. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS: HERITAGE HILLS METROPOLITAN DISTRICT By: Denise Denslow, District Manager Legal Notice No.: 930230 First Publication: December 1, 2016 Last Publication: December 1, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE AS TO PROPOSED BUDGET AND NOTICE CONCERNING BUDGET AMENDMENT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the proposed budgets for the ensuing year of 2017 have been submitted to the Meridian Village Metropolitan District Nos. 1 and 2 ("Districts"). Such proposed budgets will be considered at a joint meeting and public hearing of the Boards of Directors of the Districts to be held at the offices of CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, 8390 East Crescent Parkway, Suite 500, Greenwood Village, Colorado, at 9:00 a.m. on December 13, 2016. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that an amendment to the 2016 budgets of the Districts may also be considered at the above-referenced

Dated November 16, 2016.

MERIDIAN METROPOLITAN DISTRICT NORTH MERIDIAN METROPOLITAN DISTRICT SOUTH MERIDIAN METROPOLITAN DISTRICT By: /s/ Peter Culshaw, President Legal Notice No.: 930266 First Publication: December 1, 2016 Last Publication: December 1, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF CONTRACTORS SETTLEMENT COUNTY OF DOUGLAS STATE OF COLORADO

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to Section 38-26-107, C.R.S., as amended, that on December 23, 2016 final settlement will be made by the County of Douglas, State of Colorado, for and on account of a contract between Douglas County and Lawrence Construction Company, Inc. for the Columbine Open Space Bridge Replacement Project, Douglas County Project Number CI 2012-017 in Douglas County; and that any person, co-partnership, association or corporation that has an unpaid claim against said Lawrence Construction Company, Inc. for or on account of the furnishing of labor, materials, team hire, sustenance, provisions, provender or other supplies used or consumed by such contractor or any of his subcontractors in or about the performance of said work, or that supplied rental machinery, tools, or equipment to the extent used in the prosecution of said work, may at any time up to and including said time of such final settlement on said December 23, 2016, file a verified statement of the amount due and unpaid on account of such claim with the Board of County Commissioners, c/o Public Works Engineering Director, with a copy to the Project Engineer, Neil Sarno, Department of Public Works Engineering, Philip S. Miller Building, 100 Third Street, Suite 220, Castle Rock, CO 80104. Failure on the part of claimant to file such statement prior to such final settlement will relieve said County of Douglas from all and any liability for such claimant's claim.

The Board of Douglas County Commissioners of the County of Douglas, Colorado, By: Frederick H. Koch, P.E., Public Works Engineering Director. Legal Notice No.: 930269 First Publication: November 24, 2016 Last Publication: December 1, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF FINAL PAYMENT

Notice is hereby given that at 8:00 a.m. on December 7, 2016 the High Prairie Farms Metropolitan of Douglas County, Colorado will make final payment to Colorado Lining Inter-

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Notice is hereby given that at 8:00 a.m. on December 7, 2016 the High Prairie Farms Metropolitan of Douglas County, Colorado will make final payment to Colorado Lining International, 1062 Singing Hills Road, Parker, Colorado 80138 for all work done by said Contractor(s) in construction for work on HPFMD Pond Rehabilitation HPFMD P02-16 within High Prairie Farms Metropolitan District, County of Douglas, State of Colorado.

Any person, co-partnership, association or corporation that has furnished labor, materials, team hire, sustenance, provisions, provender or other supplies used or consumed by such contractor or his subcontractors, in or about the performance of the work contracted to be done or that supplies rental machinery, tools, or equipment to the extent used in the prosecution of the work, and whose claim therefore has not been paid by the contractors or their subcontractors, at any time up to and including the time of final settlement for the work contracted to be done, is required to file a verified statement of the amount due and unpaid, and an account of such claim, to the High Prairie Farms Metropolitan District, c/o CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP., 8390 East Crescent Parkway, Suite 500, Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111, on or before the date and time hereinabove shown for final payment. Failure on the part of any claimant to file such verified statement of claim prior to such final settlement will release High Prairie Farms Metropolitan District, its directors, officers, agents, and employees, of and from any and all liability for such claim. HIGH PRAIRIE FARMS METROPOLITAN DISTRICT By: /s/ Susan Elkins District Counsel Legal Notice No.: 930270 First Publication: November 24, 2016 Last Publication: December 1, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PROPOSED BUDGET MEETING

Notice is hereby given that a proposed budget has been submitted to West Douglas County Fire Protection District for the ensuing year of 2017. A copy of this proposed budget has been posted at West Douglas County Fire Protection District # 4, Office Annex (4037 Platte Avenue Sedalia) where it is open to public inspection. This proposed budget will be considered at a public meeting of the Board of Directors to be held at West Douglas County Fire Protection District Station # 4 on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 6:30 PM. Any taxpayer within the District may, at any time before finial adoption of the budget, file or register any objection thereto. WEST DOUGLAS COUNTY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT By: /s/ Tom Miller President Board of Directors November 18, 2016 Legal Notice No.: 930285 First Publication: December 1, 2016 Last Publication: December 1, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROPOSED 2017 BUDGET AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON THE AMENDED 2016 BUDGET NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a proposed 2017 budget has been submitted to the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the COTTONWOOD HIGHLANDS METROPOLITAN DISTRICT NO. 2 (the “District”). A copy of the proposed budget is on file in the office of CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP, 8390 E. Crescent Parkway, Suite 500, Greenwood Village, Colorado, where the same is open for public inspection. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that an amendment to the 2016 budget may be submitted to the District. A copy of the proposed amended budget, if any, will be on file in the office of CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP, where the same will be open for public inspection. Such proposed budget and amended budget will be considered at a public hearing during a meeting of the District to be held at 12460 1st Street, Eastlake, Colorado, on Monday, December 5, 2016, at 10:30 A.M. Any interested elector of the District may file any objections to the proposed budget or amended budget at any time prior to final adoption of the budget and amended budget by the governing body of the District. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS: COTTONWOOD HIGHLANDS METROPOLITAN DISTRICT NO. 2 /s/ WHITE BEAR ANKELE TANAKA & WALDRON Attorneys at Law Legal Notice No.: 930287 First Publication: December 1, 2016 Last Publication: December 1, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON EXCLUSIONOF PROPERTY (CWSD Parcels, HRMD Parcels, Shea Parcels)

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON EXCLUSIONOF PROPERTY (CWSD Parcels, HRMD Parcels, Shea Parcels)

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all interested persons that Petitions for Exclusion of Property (the “Petitions”) have been or are expected to be filed with the Board of Directors of Mirabelle Metropolitan District No. 1, Douglas County, Colorado (the “District”). The Petition requests that the property described below be excluded from the District. The Petition shall be heard at a public meeting on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 3:00 p.m., at 1805 Shea Center Drive, Suite 450, Highlands Ranch, Colorado. The names and addresses of the Petitioners and a general description of the property to be excluded are as follows: Centennial Water and Sanitation District 62 W. Plaza Drive Highlands Ranch, CO 80129 General Description of Property: Approximately 26.6 acres of property south of C-470 and east of South Santa Fe Drive; and Lot 10, Replat of Highlands Ranch Filing No. 2; and Approximately 35 acres of property south of Plaza Drive between Lucent Boulevard and South Santa Fe Drive Highlands Ranch Metropolitan District 62 W. Plaza Drive Highlands Ranch, CO 80128 General Description of the Property: Approximately 54 acres of property south of Town Center Drive and east of South Santa Fe Drive, commonly known as Redstone Community Park Approximately 1.6 acres of property south of Plaza Drive between Lucent Boulevard and South Santa Fe Drive Shea Homes Limited Partnership 1805 Shea Center Drive, Suite 450 Highlands Ranch, CO 80129 General Description of the Property: Approximately 5.154 acres of property southeast of Ashwood Place and southwest of Grizzly Gulch NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN to all interested persons that they shall appear at the public meeting and show cause in writing why such Petition should not be granted.

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all interested persons that Petitions for Inclusion of Property (the “Petitions”) have been or are expected to be filed with the Board of Directors of Cottonwood Highlands Metropolitan District No. 1, Town of Parker, Douglas County, Colorado (the “District”). The Petitions request that the properties described below be included into the District. The Petitions shall be heard at a public meeting on Friday, December 2, 2016, at 2:00 p.m., at 9781 S. Meridian Boulevard, #120, Englewood, Colorado. The names and addresses of the Petitioners and a description of the properties to be included are as follows: Petitioner: Compark Land Company, a Colorado corporation. Principal Business Address: 1223 North Rock Road, Building H, Suite 100, Wichita, KS 672061271. Colorado Address: c/o MPV Compark Management, LLC 290 Fillmore Street, Suite #2, Denver, CO 80206. General Description of Property: Compark Village Filing No. 3, amendment No. 2, Tract B (an area immediately to the northeast of E-470 and S. Chambers Road intersection and south of Cottonwood Drive (future and proposed). Petitioner: Parkwood East LLC et.al. Business Address: 12460 1st Street, Eastlake, Colorado 80614 General Description of the Property: Tract A, Cottonwood Filing No. 4 (an area north of E470, east of S. Chambers Road intersection and south of Cottonwood Drive (future and proposed)). NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN to all interested persons that they shall appear at the public meeting and show cause in writing why such Petition should not be granted. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF COTTONWOOD HIGHLANDS METROPOLITAN DISTRICT NO. 1, TOWN OF PARKER, DOUGLAS COUNTY

BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF MIRABELLE METROPOLITAN DISTRICT NO. 1.

By: WHITE BEAR ANKELE TANAKA & WALDRON Attorneys at Law General Counsel to the District

By: WHITE BEAR ANKELE TANAKA & WALDRON Attorneys at Law General Counsel to the District

Legal Notice No.: 930290 First Publication: December 1, 2016 Last Publication: December 1, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press

Legal Notice No.: 930286 First Publication: December 1, 2016 Last Publication: December 1, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE THE PLANNING COMMISSION AND THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS A public hearing will be held on Monday, December 19, 2016, at 7:30 pm, and on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at 2:30pm in the Commissioners’ Hearing Room, 100 Third Street, Castle Rock, CO, for a change in zoning from Agricultural One to Large Rural Residential. The subject property is located approximately ¼ of a mile from the intersection of Lake Gulch Road and Crystal Valley Parkway. For more information call Douglas County Planning at 303-6607460. File No./Name: ZR2016-026/1433 Lake Gulch Road Legal Notice No.: 930288 First Publication: December 1, 2016 Last Publication: December 1, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press PUBLIC NOTICE AS TO PROPOSED BUDGET NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the public hearing on the proposed 2016 Budget for the Plum Creek Water Reclamation Authority will be held at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 28, 2016, at the Administration Building of the Authority at, 4255 North Highway 85, in Castle Rock, Colorado at which time and place the said Budget will be considered for adoption. Any interested elector of the Town of Castle Rock, Castle Pines Metropolitan District, or Castle Pines North Metropolitan District may inspect the proposed Budget at the above address, and may file any objections thereto at any time prior to the final adoption of the budget. Dated: November 21, 2016 BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS PLUM CREEK WATER RECLAMATION AUTHORITY By: -s- Mark Marlowe, President Legal Notice No.: 930289 First Publication: December 1, 2016 Last Publication: December 1, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON INCLUSION (Compark Village Filing No. 3 and Cottonwood Filing No. 4)

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE AS TO PROPOSED 2017 BUDGETS RAMPART RANGE METROPOLITAN DISTRICT NOS. 1, 2 & 7 DOUGLAS COUNTY, COLORADO NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to Sections 29-1-108 and 109, C.R.S., that proposed budgets have been submitted to the Boards of Directors of the Rampart Range Metropolitan District Nos. 1, 2 & 7 (the “Districts”) for the ensuing year of 2017. Copies of the proposed 2017 budgets are on file in the office of the Districts’ Accountant, 8390 E. Crescent Parkway, Suite 500, Greenwood Village, Colorado, where same are available for public inspection. Such proposed 2017 budgets will be considered at a special meeting to be held on December 9, 2016 16 at 10:00 a.m. at the offices of Coventry Development, 10270 Commonwealth Street, Suite B, Lone Tree, Colorado. Any interested elector within the Districts may, at any time prior to the final adoption of the 2017 budgets inspect the 2017 budgets and file or register any objections thereto. RAMPART RANGE METROPOLITAN DISTRICT NOS. 1, 2 & 7 /s/ Denise Denslow, District Manager Legal Notice No.: 930294 First Publication: December 1, 2016 Last Publication: December 1, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press PUBLIC NOTICE INVITATION FOR BID (IFB) #055-16 PUBLICATION OF COMBINED NOTICES OF SALE and RIGHT TO CURE & REDEEM FOR THE DOUGLAS COUNTY PUBLIC TRUSTEE The Purchasing Division of Douglas County Government, hereinafter referred to as the County, respectfully requests bids from qualified newspapers for the publication of combined notices of sale and right to cure & redeem for the Public Trustee’s Office. All publications will be on an as-needed basis, for the period of one (1) year, beginning approximately January 1, 2017 to and including December 31, 2017. The IFB documents may be reviewed and/or printed from the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System website at www.rockymountainbidsystem.com. IFB documents are not available for purchase from Douglas County Government and can only be accessed from the above-mentioned website. While the IFB documents are available electronically, Douglas County cannot accept electronic bid responses. Two (2) copies of your IFB response shall be submitted in a sealed envelope plainly marked “IFB No. 055-16, Publication of Combined Notices of Sale and Right to Cure & Redeem for the Douglas County Public Trustee”. Electronic

tem.com. IFB documents are not available for purchase from Douglas County Government and can only be accessed from the above-mentioned website. While the IFB documents are available electronically, Douglas County cannot accept electronic bid responses.

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Two (2) copies of your IFB response shall be submitted in a sealed envelope plainly marked “IFB No. 055-16, Publication of Combined Notices of Sale and Right to Cure & Redeem for the Douglas County Public Trustee”. Electronic and/or faxed bid responses will not be accepted. Bids will be received until 3:00 p.m., on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 by the Douglas County Finance Department, Purchasing Division, 100 Third Street, Suite 130, Castle Rock, Colorado 80104. Bids will not be considered which are received after the time stated, and any bids so received will be returned unopened. Douglas County Government reserves the right to reject any and all bids, to waive formalities, informalities, or irregularities contained in a said bid and furthermore, to award a contract for items herein, either in whole or in part, if it is deemed to be in the best interest of the County to do so. Additionally, we reserve the right to negotiate optional items/services with the successful bidder. Please direct any questions concerning this IFB to Carolyn Riggs, Purchasing Supervisor, 303660-7434, criggs@douglas.co.us, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Legal Notice No.: 930295 First Publication: December 1, 2016 Last Publication: December 1, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press Public Notice NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROPOSED 2017 BUDGET AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON THE AMENDED 2016 BUDGET NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a proposed 2017 budget has been submitted to the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the MIRABELLE METROPOLITAN DISTRICT NO. 1 (the “District”). A copy of the proposed budget is on file in the office of CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, 8390 E. Crescent Parkway, Suite 500, Greenwood Village, Colorado, where the same is open for public inspection. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that an amendment to the 2016 budget has been submitted to the District. A copy of the proposed amended budget is on file in the office of CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, 8390 E. Crescent Parkway, Suite 500, Greenwood Village, Colorado, where the same is open for public inspection. Such proposed budget and amended budget will be considered at a public hearing during a meeting of the District to be held at 1805 Shea Center Drive, Suite 450, Highlands Ranch, Colorado, on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 3:00 P.M. Any interested elector of the District may file any objections to the proposed budget or amended budget at any time prior to final adoption of the budget and amended budget by the governing body of the District. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS: MIRABELLE METROPOLITAN DISTRICT NO. 1 /s/ WHITE BEAR ANKELE TANAKA & WALDRON Attorneys at Law Legal Notice No.: 930296 First Publication: December 1, 2016 Last Publication: December 1, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS A public hearing will be held on December 19, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. before the Douglas County Planning Commission and on January 10, 2017, at 2:30 p.m. before the Douglas County Board of County Commissioners in the Commissioners’ Hearing Room, 100 Third Street, Castle Rock, CO. The hearing is for proposed amendments to the Douglas County Zoning Resolution (DCZR) regarding Variance Standards and Procedures and Appeal Standards and Procedures. The proposed amendments affect the following DCZR Sections: Section 26 – Variance Standards and Procedures Section 26A – Appeal Standards and Procedures For more specific information, call Eric Pavlinek, Douglas County Planning, at 303-660-7460 regarding file #DR2016-010. Legal Notice No.: 930297 First Publication: December 1, 2016 Last Publication: December 1, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF HEARING ON A RESOLUTION PROPOSING THE INCLUSION OF REAL PROPERTY INTO THE SOUTHWEST METROPOLITAN WATER AND SANITATION DISTRICT AND CALLING FOR AN ELECTION TO BE CONDUCTED WITHIN THE AREA PROPOSED FOR INCLUSION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all interested persons, including any municipality or county that may be able to provide water and sanitation service to the hereinafter described area, that on November 18, 2016, the Board of Directors of the Southwest Metropolitan Water and Sanitation District (“District”) adopted Resolution 2016-11-6A proposing the inclusion of the hereinafter described area (“Property”) into the boundaries of the District. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that the Board of Directors of the District will conduct a

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all interested persons, including any municipality or county that may be able to provide water and sanitation service to the hereinafter described area, that on November 18, 2016, the Board of Directors of the Southwest Metropolitan Water and Sanitation District (“District”) adopted Resolution 2016-11-6A proposing the inclusion of the hereinafter described area (“Property”) into the boundaries of the District.

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NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that the Board of Directors of the District will conduct a public hearing on Friday, December 16, 2016 at the Southwest Metropolitan Water and Sanitation District office located at 8739 West Coal Mine Avenue, Littleton, Colorado 80123, to consider adoption of Resolution 201611-6B, which proposes the inclusion of the Property and the taking of all necessary actions to cause the District Court of Jefferson County, Colorado to direct that the question of inclusion of the Property be submitted to the eligible electors of the Property for inclusion.

The Property proposed for inclusion is located in the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado, consists of The Overlook Plateau Subdivision, as recorded on February 5, 2014 in Plat Book 445 at Page 9 of the records of the Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder, and is described by metes and bounds as follows:

A TRACT OF LAND, BEING A PORTION OF THE NORTH ONE-HALF OF SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 68 WEST OF THE 6TH PRINCIPLE MERIDIAN, CITY OF LITTLETON, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS;

COMMENCING AT THE NORTH EAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 31 AND CONSIDERING THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 31 TO BEAR SOUTH 89°59’28” WEST AND BEING MONUMENTED AS FOLLOWS:

NORTH EAST CORNER OF SECTION 31, FOUND CDOT TYPE 3A MONUMENT IN PVC RANGE BOX, NORTH WEST CORNER OF SECTION 31, FOUND 3 ¼” ALUMINUM CAP IN DENVER RANGE BOX, THENCE SOUTH 89°59’28” WEST, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SECTION 31 A DISTANCE OF 2267.54 FEET; THENCE, SOUTH 00°00’00” WEST, 54.00 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTH RIGHTOF-WAY LINE OF WEST MINERAL AVENUE AS DESCRIBED AND RECORDED IN BOOK 5308, PAGE 392 OF ARAPAHOE COUNTY RECORDS; THENCE, SOUTH 25°51’57” EAST, A DISTANCE OF 53.29 FEET; THENCE, SOUTH 23°58’03” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 13.57 FEET, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE, SOUTH 23°58’03” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 418.43 FEET; THENCE, SOUTH 02°32’00” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 300.07 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89°59’55” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 122.29 FEET; THENCE, NORTH 00°01’12” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 148.59 FEET; THENCE, NORTH 89°56’06” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 118.98 FEET; THENCE, NORTH 00°01’23” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 324.71 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89°59’55” EAST, A DISTANCE OF 310.00 FEET; THENCE, NORTH 24°06’04” EAST, A DISTANCE OF 80.72 FEET TO A NON-TANGENT CURVE TO THE LEFT; THENCE ALONG THE ARC OF SAID NONTANGENT CURVE, HAVING A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 74°56’17”, A RADIUS OF 50.00 FEET, AND A LENGTH OF 65.40 FEET, WHOSE CHORD BEARS NORTH 23°31’41” EAST A DISTANCE OF 60.83 FEET, TO A POINT OF NON-TANGENCY; THENCE, NORTH 23°48’17” EAST, A DISTANCE OF 86.60 FEET; THENCE, NORTH 89°58’03” EAST A DISTANCE OF 22.49 FEET, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. CONTAINING 111748 SQ. FT. OR 2.565 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO.

All interested persons who may object to the inclusion of the Property into the District may appear at said hearing to show cause in writing why such Resolution 2016-11-6B should not be adopted and an election on the question of inclusion conducted within the area proposed for inclusion. The failure of any person in the District to file a written objection shall be taken as an ascent on his or her part to the inclusion of the Property described in this Notice. By order of the Board of Directors of the Southwest Metropolitan Water and Sanitation District. Dated this 22nd day November, 2016. SOUTHWEST METROPOLITAN WATER AND SANITATION DISTRICT By: /s/ Anthony M. Dursey, President Legal Notice No.: 930298 First Publication: December 1, 2016 Last Publication: December 1, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE AS TO PROPOSED BUDGET AND NOTICE CONCERNING BUDGET AMENDMENT

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the proposed budget for the ensuing year of 2017 has been submitted to the Castle Rock Fire Protection District ("District"). Such proposed budget will be considered at a meeting and public hearing of the Board of Directors of the District to be held at Ridgeline Community Church, 555 Heritage Ave., Castle Rock, Colorado 80104, at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, December 5, 2016.

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District ("District"). Such proposed budget will be considered at a meeting and public hearing of the Board of Directors of the District to be held at Ridgeline Community Church, 555 Heritage Ave., Castle Rock, Colorado 80104, at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, December 5, 2016.

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NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that an amendment to the 2016 budget of the District may also be considered at the above-referenced meeting and public hearing of the Board of Directors of the District. A copy of the proposed 2017 budget and the amended 2016 budget, if required, are available for public inspection at the offices of Spencer Fane LLP, 1700 Lincoln Street, Ste. 2000, Denver, Colorado 80203. Any interested elector within the District may, at any time prior to final adoption of the 2017 budget and the amended 2016 budget, file or register any objections thereto. Dated: November 22, 2016 CASTLE ROCK FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT By: /s/ Larry W. Berkowitz, Attorney for the District

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Legal Notice No.: 930299 First Publication: December 1, 2016 Last Publication: December 1, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press

Without public notices, the government wouldn’t have to say anything else.

Public notices are a community’s window into the government. From zoning regulations to local budgets, governments have used local newspapers to inform citizens of its actions as an essential part of your right to know. You know where to look, when to look and what to look for to be involved as a citizen. Local newspapers provide you with the information you need to get involved.

Notices are meant to be noticed. Read your public notices and get involved! PUBLIC NOTICE Invitation to Bid Castle Pines Town Center Infrastructure – Surface Improvements NPVMD #1 Bid Package No. 8

Sealed bids will be received by the North Pine Vistas Metropolitan District No. 1 at 9801 E. Easter Avenue, Centennial, CO 80112 on or before 2:00 PM, Wednesday December 21st, 2016. There will be a pre-bid meeting at this same address on December 13, 2016 at 2:00 PM. The work consists of subgrade prep, concrete curb, gutter & sidewalk, A/C paving, and striping & signage for the Castle Pines Town Center Infrastructure. Contact Brandon Jones at bjones@rickengineering.com or 303-565-8028 to obtain bid documents. Legal Notice No.: 930302 First Publication: December 1, 2016 Last Publication: December 1, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press

Government Legals PUBLIC NOTICE Invitation to Bid Castle Pines Town Center Infrastructure – Water & Sanitary Sewer Improvements NPVMD #1 Bid Package No. 9 Sealed bids will be received by the North Pine Vistas Metropolitan District No. 1 at 9801 E. Easter Avenue, Centennial, CO 80112 on or before 2:00 PM, Wednesday December 21st, 2016. There will be a pre-bid meeting at this same address on December 13, 2016 at 2:00 PM. The work consists of gravity sewer, potable water main, trench drain, water services, and sewer laterals, for the construction of the Castle Pines Town Center Infrastructure Improvements. Contact Brandon Jones at bjones@rickengineering.com or 303-537-8028 to obtain bid documents. Legal Notice No.: 930303 First Publication: December 1, 2016 Last Publication: December 1, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press Public Notice Notice is hereby given, that a proposed budget has been submitted to the Silver Heights Water and Sanitation District for the ensuing year of 2017. A copy of such budget has been filed in the office of Richard Rasmussen, 1172 Harvey Street, Castle Rock, Co 80108, where the same is open for public inspection. This proposed budget will be considered at a meeting of the Silver Heights Water and Sanitation District to be held at the Silver Heights Water and Sanitation District office, 1027 Harvey Street, Silver Heights, Castle Rock, Colorado on December 8, 2016, at 7:00 PM. Any interested elector within such Silver Heights Water and Sanitation District may inspect the proposed budget and file or register any objections thereto at any time prior to the adoption of the budget. Legal Notice No.: 930304 First Publication: December 1, 2016 Last Publication: December 1, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press PUBLIC NOTICE Per the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, Silver Heights Water & Sanitation District has notified all the customers by mail because a homeowner in the lead & copper sampling group failed to follow correct collection directions provided by the CDPHE and took the water sample from an outside water tap not approved for drinking water. This resulted in a higher than normal lead level reading. Another sample has been scheduled to correct this problem. Notice Provided by: Dennis Schubert Legal Notice No.: 930305 First Publication: December 1, 2016 Last Publication: December 1, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF OPEN MEETING FOR HEARING ON PETITION FOR INCLUSION OF ADDITIONAL REAL PROPERTY WITHIN THE SOUTH METRO FIRE RESCUE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all interested persons that a Petition for Inclusion of additional real property has been filed with the Board of Directors of the South Metro Fire Rescue Fire Protection District. The Board of Directors has fixed Tuesday, the 13th day of December, 2016, at the hour of 6:00 p.m., at 9195 E. Mineral Avenue, Centennial, Colorado 80112, as the date, time and place of an open meeting at which such Petition shall be heard.

NOTICE OF OPEN MEETING FOR HEARING ON PETITION FOR INCLUSION OF ADDITIONAL REAL PROPERTY WITHIN THE SOUTH METRO FIRE RESCUE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all interested persons that a Petition for Inclusion of additional real property has been filed with the Board of Directors of the South Metro Fire Rescue Fire Protection District. The Board of Directors has fixed Tuesday, the 13th day of December, 2016, at the hour of 6:00 p.m., at 9195 E. Mineral Avenue, Centennial, Colorado 80112, as the date, time and place of an open meeting at which such Petition shall be heard. The name and address of the Petitioners and the property descriptions are: Petitioner: Meritage Homes of Colorado, Inc. 6892 S. Yosemite Court, Suite 1-201 Centennial, CO 80112 Property Description: A PARCEL OF LAND LOCATED WITHIN THE FINAL PLAT OF TRAIL'S EDGE AS RECORDED AT RECEPTION NO. D6112312 IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK AND RECORDER OF THE COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. LOTS 1-195, BLOCK 1, INCLUSIVE TOGETHER WITH TRACTS A THRU T, BLOCK 1, INCLUSIVE LYING WITHIN THE FINAL PLAT OF TRAIL'S EDGE AS RECORDED AT RECEPTION NO. D6112312 CITY OF CENTENNIAL, ARAPAHOE COUNTY, STATE OF COLORADO. CONTAINING 1,565,235 SQUARE FEET OR 35.93 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. Petitioner: Jordan Road Properties, LLC 7400 E. Crestline Cr., Suite 150 Greenwood Village, CO 80111 Property Description: A PARCEL OF LAND LOCATED WITHIN THE FINAL PLAT OF TRAIL'S EDGE AS RECORDED AT RECEPTION NO. D6112312 IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK AND RECORDER OF THE COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. LOT 1, BLOCK 2 THE FINAL PLAT A PARCEL OF LAND LOCATED WITHIN THE FINAL PLAT OF TRAIL'S EDGE AS RECORDED AT RECEPTION NO. D6112312 IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK AND RECORDER OF THE COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. LOT1, BLOCK 2 THE FINAL PLAT OF TRAIL'S EDGE AS RECORDED AT RECEPTION NO. D6112312 CITY OF CENTENNIAL, ARAPAHOE COUNTY, STATE OF COLORADO. CONTAINING 1,100,247 SQUARE FEET OR 25.26 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. The properties are also known as Parcel No. 2073-32-3-00-008. All interested parties may appear at such hearing to show cause in writing why such Petition should not be granted. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE SOUTH METRO FIRE RESCUE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT. SOUTH METRO FIRE RESCUE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT By: /s/ Ronda Scholting, Secretary Legal Notice No.: 930300 First Publication: December 1, 2016 Last Publication: December 1, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press PUBLIC NOTICE ORDINANCE NO. 1.492

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ORDINANCE NO. 9.260 PUBLIC NOTICE Government Legals ORDINANCE NO. 1.492

A Bill for an Ordinance Stating the Intent of the Town of Parker to Acquire Real Property for the Purpose Of Constructing and Improving Cottonwood Drive, a Town Roadway, Through the Utilization of the Town's Power of Eminent Domain, and Directing the Town's Staff and Town Attorney to Notify All Persons Affected Thereby of the Above-Stated Intent of the Town, and Thereafter to Comply with all Pertinent Provisions of C.R.S. § 38-1-101, et seq., Relating to Good Faith Negotiations The Town of Parker Council adopted this Ordinance on November 21, 2016.

A Bill for an Ordinance to Approve the Intergovernmental Agreement By and Between the E-470 Public Highway Authority and Town of Parker Regarding the Extension of the Existing E-470 Trail

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The Town of Parker Council adopted this Ordinance on November 21, 2016.

The full text of the ordinance is available for public inspection and acquisition in the office of the Town Clerk, 20120 East Mainstreet, Parker, Colorado. Carol Baumgartner, CMC, Town Clerk Legal Notice No.: 930311 First Publication: December 1, 2016 Last Publication: December 1, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press

The full text of the ordinance is available for public inspection and acquisition in the office of the Town Clerk, 20120 East Mainstreet, Parker, Colorado. Carol Baumgartner, CMC, Town Clerk Legal Notice No.: 930308 First Publication: December 1, 2016 Last Publication: December 1, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press PUBLIC NOTICE ORDINANCE NO. 3.01.107.2 A Bill for an Ordinance to Amend Section 13.04.290 of the Parker Municipal Code Concerning Group Homes and Group Home Residential Facilities The Town of Parker Council adopted this Ordinance on November 21, 2016. The full text of the ordinance is available for public inspection and acquisition in the office of the Town Clerk, 20120 East Mainstreet, Parker, Colorado. Carol Baumgartner, CMC, Town Clerk Legal Notice No.: 930309 First Publication: December 1, 2016 Last Publication: December 1, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press

Public Notice NOTICE AS TO PROPOSED BUDGET

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the proposed budget for the ensuing year of 2017 has been submitted to the Chambers Highpoint Metropolitan District Nos. 1-2 ("District"). Such proposed budget will be considered at a special meeting and public hearing of the Board of Directors of the District to be held at 4600 S. Ulster Street, 14th Floor, Denver, Colorado, at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, December 12, 2016.

A copy of the proposed 2017 budget is available for public inspection at the offices of 1700 Lincoln Street, Suite 2000, Denver, Colorado. Any interested elector within the District may, at any time prior to final adoption of the 2017 budget file or register any objections thereto. Dated: December 1, 2016 CHAMBERS HIGHPOINT METROPOLITAN DISTRICT NOS. 1-2 By: /s/ Elizabeth Dauer, Esq. Legal Notice No.: 930313 First Publication: December 1, 2016 Last Publication: December 1, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE

Proposed Budget

ORDINANCE NO. 5.28.20

Notice is hereby given that a proposed budget has been submitted to the Castle Pines Metropolitan District for the ensuing year of 2017.

A Bill for an Ordinance Amending Chapter 5.02 of the Parker Municipal Code to Establish a New Liquor License Type; and Creating a New Section 5.02.810 and 5.02.820 to Allow Transfers of Retail Liquor Store and Liquor-Licensed Drugstore Licenses The Town of Parker Council adopted this Ordinance on November 21, 2016. The full text of the ordinance is available for public inspection and acquisition in the office of the Town Clerk, 20120 East Mainstreet, Parker, Colorado. Carol Baumgartner, CMC, Town Clerk Legal Notice No.: 930310 First Publication: December 1, 2016 Last Publication: December 1, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press PUBLIC NOTICE ORDINANCE NO. 9.260 A Bill for an Ordinance to Approve the Intergovernmental Agreement By and Between the E-470 Public Highway Authority and Town of Parker Regarding the Extension of the Existing E-470 Trail

A copy of such proposed budget has been filed in the office of the District, 5880 Country Club Drive, in Castle Rock, Colorado, where same is open for public inspection.

Such proposed budget will be considered at a regular meeting of the Castle Pines Metropolitan District Board of Directors to be held in the board room at the District’s office, 5880 Country Club Drive, Castle Rock, Colorado, on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 7:30 a.m.

Any interested elector within Castle Pines Metropolitan District may inspect the proposed budget and file or register any objections thereto at any time prior to the final adoption of the budget. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS: CASTLE PINES METROPOLITAN DISTRICT By: -s- Dick Munday Secretary to the Board of Directors Legal Notice No: 930239 First Publication: November 24, 2016 Last Publication: December 1, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press

Public Knowledge = Notices Community The name and address of the Petitioners and the property descriptions are:

Petitioner: Meritage Homes of Colorado, Inc. 6892 S. Yosemite Court, Suite 1-201 Centennial, CO 80112

Property Description: A PARCEL OF LAND LOCATED WITHIN THE FINAL PLAT OF TRAIL'S EDGE AS RECORDED AT RECEPTION NO. D6112312 IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK AND RECORDER OF THE COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. LOTS 1-195, BLOCK 1, INCLUSIVE TOGETHER WITH TRACTS A THRU T, BLOCK 1, INCLUSIVE LYING WITHIN THE FINAL PLAT OF TRAIL'S EDGE AS RECORDED AT RECEPTION NO. D6112312 CITY OF CENTENNIAL, ARAPAHOE COUNTY, STATE OF COLORADO. CONTAINING 1,565,235 SQUARE FEET OR 35.93 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. Petitioner: Jordan Road Properties, LLC 7400 E. Crestline Cr., Suite 150 Greenwood Village, CO 80111

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Property Description: A PARCEL OF LAND LOCATED WITHIN THE FINAL PLAT OF TRAIL'S EDGE AS RECORDED AT RECEPTION NO. D6112312 IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK AND RECORDER OF THE COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. LOT 1, BLOCK 2 THE FINAL PLAT A PARCEL OF LAND LOCATED WITHIN THE FINAL PLAT OF TRAIL'S EDGE AS RECORDED AT RECEPTION NO. D6112312 IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK

A Bill for an Ordinance Stating the Intent of the Town of Parker to Acquire Real Property for the Purpose Of Constructing and Improving Cottonwood Drive, a Town Roadway, Through the Utilization of the Town's Power of Eminent Domain, and Directing the Town's Staff and Town Attorney to Notify All Persons Affected Thereby of the Above-Stated Intent of the Town, and Thereafter to Comply with all Pertinent Provisions of C.R.S. § 38-1-101, et seq., Relating to Good Faith Negotiations The Town of Parker Council adopted this Ordinance on November 21, 2016.

The full text of the ordinance is available for public inspection and acquisition in the office of the Town Clerk, 20120 East Mainstreet, Parker, Colorado.

Carol Baumgartner, CMC, Town Clerk Legal Notice No.: 930308 First Publication: December 1, 2016 Last Publication: December 1, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press

The Town of Parker Council adopted this Ordinance on November 21, 2016.

The full text of the ordinance is available for public inspection and acquisition in the office of the Town Clerk, 20120 East Mainstreet, Parker, Colorado.

Carol Baumgartner, CMC, Town Clerk Legal Notice No.: 930311 First Publication: December 1, 2016 Last Publication: December 1, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press

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FOOTBALL: Defending champs seeking seventh title in three different classifications FROM PAGE 27

Senior quarterback Dylan McCaffrey remembers last season’s finale against the Panthers. “It was a great game last year,” he said. “I’m looking forward to a rematch. We played them earlier this season, they are a great team and they got us. It should be a great fight. We’re a completely different team and I know they have gotten a lot better as well.” Senior defensive lineman Ben Kozan will join his older brother Alex, who is now playing at Auburn, as a repeat state championship participant and said the Eagles take nothing for granted in getting to title games. “I feel like people think we keep going every year, but it’s a different team every year,” he said. The Eagles, who beat Creek earlier in the season and in last season’s state semifinals, couldn’t put away the Bruins until the final play of the game in which neither offense could gain momentum. Creek finished with a 288-258 edge in

total yardage. “They probably deserved to win the game as much as we did but we were able to make one more play,” Sherman said. The Eagles made two key plays with the game tied 7-7 in the fourth quarter. Christian Elliss blocked a potential go-ahead 25-yard field goal by Mac Willis with 8:45 remaining in the game. “This is our legacy and this is what we leave behind,” Elliss said. “Being able to play Pomona is going to be really fun.” Valor got its chance to play Pomona after taking possession at the Creek 45yard line with two minutes remaining in regulation. The Eagles, helped by a 14-yard scramble by Dylan McCaffrey and a 16-yard run by sophomore Luke McCaffrey, set up Brogan for the gamewinning field goal. Dylan McCaffrey completed 17-of-25 passes for 104 yards and rushed for 27 yards. His brother Luke caught seven passes for 36 yards, rushed twice for 17 yards and intercepted two passes.

TALE OF THE TAPE The following is a breakdown of how Valor Christian and Pomona compare. The teams will clash at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 3 for the Class 5A state championship at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.

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Valor Christian’s Christian Elliss rolls out to try to pick up yardage. The Eagles prevailed over Cherry Creek by the score of 10-7 on Nov. 26 at the Stutler Bowl in a 5A state semifinal. PAUL DISALVO

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Pomona

10-3

Record

12-1

Third

Playoff Seeding

First

38.8

Points per game

35.8

17.4

Points allowed per game

12.8

186.3

Rushing yards per game

194.7

245.4

Passing yards per game

163.4

431.7

Total yards per game

358.1

273.4

Yards allowed per game

224.6

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