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Legislators step up pace of move to rural broadband Plan would transfer money from state fund that subsidizes phone service BY JAMES ANDERSON ASSOCIATED PRESS

Elizabeth High School Performing Arts is presenting “The Drowsy Chaperone,” in which a die-hard theater fan plays a record of his favorite musical, the (fictional) 1928 hit “The Drowsy Chaperone,” and the lively musical comedy

comes to life onstage. Performances will take place on at 7 p.m. Feb. 22, 23 and 24, plus a 2 p.m. performance on Feb. 24, in the Elizabeth High School cafetorium. Tickets will be available through a cast member or at the door.

ring, character shoes, and ripped jeans; on him, wingtip shoes and a T-shirt. Just weeks before opening night, Elizabeth High School students did their first full runthrough of “The Drowsy Chaperone.” While the narrator, played by Michael Brend, played a recording

of his favorite old-timey musical, the extras sat around and did homework or chatted quietly. In an era rife with bullying and young suicides, this group turned out to be ripe with love and support. Between songs, one kid takes off

Colorado’s Republican-led state Senate gave initial approval Feb. 7 to a bill that would expedite the construction of high-speed broadband service in rural areas by taking money from a state fund that has long subsidized rural telephone service. Rural broadband is a top session priority for lawmakers and for Gov. John Hickenlooper, who acknowledge that Colorado’s eastern plains, Western Slope and many mountain towns have missed out on the economic boom that is centered in metropolitan Denver. Republican Sens. Don Coram of Montrose and Jerry Sonnenberg of Sterling argue their bill will boost economic development and curb depopulation of rural Colorado by providing jobs in an economy that runs on broadband. Also co-sponsoring the bill are Democratic House Speaker Crisanta Duran and House Majority Leader KC Becker. Beneficiaries are many: Cattle ranchers and feeders who must sell their goods in real-time markets; pupils with online homework; patients who live hours away from hospitals and aroundthe-clock care centers; small towns seeking grants to revitalize their main streets; and even sportsmen who must get their hunting licenses online. “Broadband is what will level the

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Elizabeth High School students rehearse “The Drowsy Chaperone.”

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Troupe pulls together for stage show Cast members form tight bond as they prepare for ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ BY JULIE A. TAYLOR SPECIAL TO COLORADO COMMUNITY MEDIA

A kitchen scene, a wobbly door set into a drywall structure, and a comfy chair and record player embellished the cafetorium stage, but the spotlights stayed dark. Teens dotted the stage wearing bits of costume mixed with school clothes — on her, a giant wedding

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Canned soup/ food drive collects 1,000 items STAFF REPORT

The first community service project of the Ranchland Republican Women — a canned soup drive for National Soup Month — was a success, with 1,000 items gathered for area food banks. The month-long drive collected mostly canned soup, but also brought in other canned food, boxed and dry food goods and some household items. All items have been delivered or are on their way to area food banks. Through the process, the Ranchland Republican Women learned that the food banks in Elbert and Simla have closed. However, a new food bank has now opened in Simla. Two well-established food banks operate in Elizabeth, along with one in Kiowa and one in Parker. “The project was a wonderful reminder of how, with just a little planning and a little effort, a community can be inspired to rally together with a positive spirit and do something good to help others,” said Marlene Groves, president of Ranchland Republican Women, in a news release. For information on the Republican women’s group, go to www.RanchlandRepublicanWomen.org. For anyone willing to make periodic or regular donations, or for those who might need a little help, below are the Elbert County food banks that received food items: • ELIZABETH FOOD BANK, 381 S. Banner St., Elizabeth (affiliated with the Elizabeth Presbyterian Church). Call 303-646-4825. • HELPING HANDS OF HARVEST, 826 S. Elbert St., Elizabeth (affiliated with Harvest Bible Church. Call 303646-3699. • KIOWA CREEK COMMUNITY CHURCH, 231 Cheyenne St., Kiowa. Call 303-621-2376. • PINECREST COMMUNITY CHURCH, 7165 N. Delbert Road, Parker. Call 720-851-2300. • SIMLA SHARES, 513 Caribou St., Simla. Call 719-340-0630.

THINGS TO DO Pat Dorsey Fly Tying Seminar: 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15 at Orvis Park Meadows, 8433 Park Meadows Center Drive, Lone Tree. Led by guide, author and Blue Quill Angler co-owner Pat Dorsey, of Parker. Presentation is based on Dorsey’s best-selling book “Tying and Fishing Tailwater Flies.” Learn to tie is favorite guide flies for the South Platte and techniques for how to rig and fish them. Call 303-768-9600. Knights of Columbus Lenten Fish Fry: 4-6:30 p.m. Fridays in Lent (no service on Good Friday) at Ave Maria Catholic Church, 9056 E. Parker Road, Parker. Dates are Feb. 16, Feb. 23, March 2, March 9, March 16 and March 23. Fried fish, baked fish or nuggets served with cole slaw, fried or baked potato, mac and cheese and dinner rolls. Iced tea, lemonade and coffee are free. Takeout and drive-through also available. Cost is $29 for a family; individual process are $10 for ages 13 and older, $5 for ages 5-12, and free for ages 4 and younger. Homemade desserts also sold. Brains on Steroids Variety Show: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16 at Theatre of Dreams, 735 Park St., Castle Rock. Three acts: the Dream Masterz, the Zip Code Man and the Psychic Soulmates Anthem and Aria. Reservations required. Call 303-660-6799 or go to http:// tickets.amazingshows.com. Lifetree Café Discussion Group: 5-6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19 (Does God Have a Plan For You? One Woman’s Quest to Save 300 Babies); Feb. 26 (Finding the Family I Never Knew: A Story of Separation, Adoption and Reunion) at DAZBOG, 202 Wilcox St., Castle Rock. Call 303-814-0142. Go to LifetreeCafe.com. Outback Express: public transit service provided by the East Central Council of Local Governments; 24-hour notice appreciated. Call Kay Campbell, 719- 541-4275, or 800-8250208 for reservations. Go to http://outbackexpress.tripod.com. Schedule: Tuesday, Feb. 20, Kiowa, Elizabeth and Elbert to Parker or Colorado Springs; Thursday, Feb. 22, Simla and Matheson to Limon. Learn About Outdoor Photography: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21 at the Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock. Tips and info for taking great photos outdoors. Covers all camera types. Ages 50-plus. Registration is required at 303-791-7323 or DCL.org. Robotics: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21 at the Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock. American Association of University Women program, presented by Pat Smith, Olli instructor. Go to douglascounty-co.aauw.

net. Contact Beryl Jacobson at 303-6888088 or berylmjacobson@gmail.com. Buddhism: 1-2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22 at the Castle Rock Senior Center, 2323 Woodlands Blvd., Castle Rock. Join Active Minds for an examination of the origins, teachings, beliefs and practices of Buddhism. Call 303-6889498 to RSVP. Grow Your Nonprofit: 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23 at the Parker Library, 20105 E. Mainstreet. Get familiar with library resources for finding funding, marketing opportunities and more for nonprofits. For adults. Registration is required at 303-791-7323 or DCL.org. Schoolhouse Grand Reopening: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 24 at The Schoolhouse, 19650 Mainstreet, Parker. See the newly remodeled space and enjoy crafts, music, cake, tours and more. Free. STEM Conference for Girls: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 at the University of Colorado, Boulder Engineering Center. For girls in 6th, 7th and 8th grades. Expanding Your Horizons attendees will learn about careers involving engineering, math, science and technology through a day of hands-on workshops. An adult program running at the same time focuses on strategies for supporting girls’ academic success and paying for college. Register at www.expandingyourhorizons.org/ conferences/Boulder. Christopher Cross: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25 at the PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker. Go to http://parkerarts.org/2019/ Shows-Events Purely Paleo: Science Behind the Paleo Diet: 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 3 at the PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker. Explore the pure science behind the paleo diet and discover why what’s old is new again, and just so happens to empower health along the way. Call 303-805-6800 or email PACEedu@ parkeronline.edu. Genetic Counseling: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 7 at the PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker. Melissa Gilstrap, genetic services coordinator at Parker Adventist Hospital, will talk about the importance of family health history, how to document that history and how to use the information for health care and genetic testing. She also will discuss genetic counseling and genetic tests. Call 303-805-6800 or email PACEedu@ parkeronline.edu. Part of the Parker Arts Adult Lecture Series.

Kids Consignment Sale: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 10 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 500 Fairgrounds Drive, Castle Rock. Expecting moms and moms with babies younger than 6 months are invited to the new moms presale beginning at 9 a.m. Go to www. mothersofmultiples.com for free admissions pass and other details. Lessons and Lemonade: 9:30-11 a.m. or 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Saturday, March 10 (Color Field Painting with Jo Ann Nelson and Judy Pendleton) at Hobby Lobby, Colo. 83 and Mainstreet in Parker. For ages 9-14. Registration required; go to www.parkerartistguild. com/classes/youth. Free Legal Clinic: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 13 at the Elizabeth Public Library, 651 W. Beverly St., Elizabeth. Clinic is for parties who have no attorney. Volunteer attorneys will answer questions, help fill out forms and explain the process and procedure for all areas of civil litigation, including family law, property law, probate law, collections, appeals, landlordtenant law, small claims, veterans’ issues, and civil protection orders. Walk-ins welcome; everyone helped on first-come, first-served basis. Additional 2018 dates are April 10, May 8, June 12, July 10, Aug. 14, Sept. 11, Oct. 9, Nov. 13 and Dec. 11. The Power of Story: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 4 at PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker. Nanette Fimian Randall, of Memoirs by Design, presents program with topics including becoming a storyteller; sharing memories and making them last; remembering our special storytellers; and learning that life has something to teach us still. Go to parkerarts.org. Fermentation: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 2 at PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker. Hear Dr. Andrew Hawkins, a Ph.D. trained microbiologist, teach you about all the good stuff fermentation can do as well as how microbes help us live a happier, healthier, and fuller life. Go to parkerarts.org. Elizabeth Library Book Sale: gently used books for children and adults for sale in the book sale room at the Elizabeth Library. Stocked by Friends of he Elizabeth Library. All donations from book sales benefit the Elizabeth Library. 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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his wingtip shoes, and puts on roller skates. Their rich, round voices serenaded the empty room without microphones, from lungs that are still growing, and Jillian Williams talked about life with her castmates. “This is the thing that keeps us going,” said the 16-year-old junior. Earlier this year, Williams walked into practice to find the audio/visual club filming a segment called “How hard is it being a performing arts kid?” When posed the question, she suddenly felt overwhelmed by her parents’ upcoming divorce, and her schedule stacked with advanced placement classes, paired with early mornings rolling into evening extracurriculars. “I was going through a lot, so I just broke down in tears,” she said. The entire group hugged her. Talking about that moment, and thinking of her group parting as they neared the end of their high school journeys, Williams teared up again. She said that without them, “I think I would be a completely different person.” Brend, a 17-year-old senior,

February 15, 2018F said, “I go through my day, and no matter what happened, I can go be with my best friends.” Extras started talking about old productions they did together, and showed each other pictures on smartphones. Rehearsal ended, parents came to pick up their kids, and other kids asked their friends for rides home. Almost everyone filtered out, but Brend and a few other kids kept going over lines and songs, laughing and dancing together. After scaring everyone with his newfound ability to jump up the stairs two at a time, the kid wearing roller skates switched over to tap shoes. Jennifer Barclay, the theater director, pulled on her own tap shoes, and took him through the dance break. Barclay, a redheaded woman with a rosy smile and upbeat attitude, is clearly respected and well-loved by this young troupe. Her light spirit comes in bold contrast to how seriously she takes her position. After teaching all day, she directed rehearsal, which was set to end at 6 p.m., but she stayed late. “I would rather they remain 100 percent confident, even if that means they need to run through 20 times,” Barclay said. After the extra run-

Jillian Williams and Michael Brend pose as the Queen and King of Hearts in last fall’s performance of Alice in Wonderland. COURTESY PHOTO throughs, Barclay went home to sew costumes and make marketing materials. “This group is the best group I’ve ever had,” Barclay said. “They’re the only reason I stay here.” The band director, Alexander Gonzalez, also felt the pinch of too few hands paired with the desire to challenge his students. He normally provides a live band for these productions, but his pianist joined the

cast, and he didn’t have the necessary number of trumpeters. His solution, which the band kids loved, was to pre-record every track. “Grace, I hope you know how great you are up there,” Barclay called out to one of the lead characters, who was coming off the stage an hour after practice officially ended. The girl blushed and dismissed her kind words. During casting, Barclay offended some of the older per-

forming arts kids by giving a good role to a freshman. Though uncomfortable at the time, she said everyone’s egos have now healed. “I ask them everyday to show me their emotions. They don’t know how to turn them off sometimes,” said Barclay, taking the heat for the casting kerfuffle. “Because they’re dramatic, they’re very vocal.” But that also illuminates how close these kids are. “Sometimes we fight, but it’s like family,” Brend said. “I’ve known some of these people since kindergarten.” Barclay hopes this upcoming musical will attract a decent crowd even though it’s not as familiar as “The Little Mermaid.” She chose “The Drowsy Chaperone,” removing all of the adult themes before giving the kids their scripts, because she felt the performers deserved a bigger challenge. Toward the end of the night, the props and scenery, which were hand-built and painted by the cast, somehow appeared sturdier and charming. With the tap number over, the kid with all the shoe changes took off his tap shoes and slipped into a comfortably worn pair of cowboy boots, pulled down his cowboy hat, and left for the night.

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Cardinals fifth at wrestling regional tournament Four Elizabeth grapplers earn state berths BY BY TOM MUNDS TMUNDS@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

The Elizabeth team scored 127 points to finish fifth and several Cardinals advanced to state at the Class 3A Region 3 wrestling tournament held Feb. 9 and 10 at Englewood High School. The regional field included 12 teams and about 125 wrestlers. It is an important date on the wrestling schedule because the wrestlers who place in the top four in each of the 14 weight divisions earn berths at the state tournament, which will be held Feb. 15-17 at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Before the tournament, Cardinals coach Robert Chaves said Elizabeth is a fairly young team with only one senior on the varsity roster. “We are pretty young, but the way the kids worked and improved has really impressed our coaching staff and we are a very competitive team,” he said. A large crowd of fans representing all 12 teams took their seats in the Englewood Field House, so throughout the tournament the wall echoed with the cheers of supporters and the advice coaches shouted to the wrestlers on the mat. When all the matches were completed and the team scores were tallied,

Elizabeth’s Kris Kramer listen to his coach as he battles Luke Morrissey of Eagle Valley in the 113-pound championship match finals Feb. 10 at the Class 3A Region 3 Wrestling Tournament. Morrissey won the match, but as second in regionals, Kramer earned the right to compete in the state wrestling tournament Feb. 15-17 at the Pepsi Center in Denver. PHOTOS BY TOM MUNDS Moffat County won the team title with 251 points and Elizabeth finished fifth with 123 points, just behind Steamboat Springs’ 127 points. Four Cardinal wrestlers finished in the top four in their weight division and qualified to wrestle at state. Two Elizabeth athletes, Kris Kramer at 113 pounds and Abe Leonard at 170 pounds, took runner-up honors in their weight divisions. Brewer Winkle was third at 135 pounds and Will Erzen

finished fourth at 120 pounds. Each advances to state. Leonard, a junior, said qualifying for state has been his goal since he wrestled at state last year but didn’t place. “The championship match tonight was tough and Klimper from Moffat County was probably the toughest opponent I have faced all season,” he said. “I didn’t win the regional championship but it has been a good season for me. I am stronger and I moved to 170.

Abe Leonard, Elizabeth’s 170-pounder, prepares to do battle with Mikinzie Klimper of Moffatt County in their weight class championship match during the Class 3A Region 3 Regional Wrestling Tournament at Englewood High School. I have more energy and I feel it is the right weight for me. Now, I look forward to doing my best to place at state.” Leonard said he plays football and he feels wrestling helps him be a better football player. “Wrestling helps me be a better tackler and helps with agility, quickness and how to use leverage,” he said. “I am thinking about playing rugby in the spring. My brother played rugby and urged me to play. But I may pass on rugby because I want to wrestle freestyle in the spring and summer.”


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Idea of moving land-management headquarters to West gains support Some experts see value of agency having roots in national’s capital BY DAN ELLIOTT ASSOCIATED PRESS

From its headquarters in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Bureau of Land Management oversees some of the nation’s most prized natural resources: vast expanses of public lands rich in oil, gas, coal, grazing for livestock, habitat for wildlife, hunting ranges, fishing streams and hiking trails. But more than 99 percent of that land is in 12 Western states, hundreds of miles from the nation’s capital. Some Western politicians — both Republicans and Democrats — are asking why the bureau’s headquarters

isn’t in the West as well. “You’re dealing with an agency that basically has no business in Washington, D.C.,” said Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardner, who introduced a bill to move the headquarters to any of those dozen states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington or Wyoming. The Bureau of Land Management manages a combined 385,000 square miles (997,000 square kilometers) in those states. Colorado Republican Rep. Scott Tipton introduced a similar measure in the House, and three Democrats signed up as co-sponsors: Reps. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, Jared Polis of Colorado and Ed Perlmutter of Colorado. Some Westerners have long argued federal land managers should be closer to the land they oversee, saying Washington doesn’t understand the

region. Now they have a powerful ally in Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, a Montanan who is leading President Donald Trump’s charge to roll back environmental regulations and encourage energy development on public land. Zinke said in September he wants to move much of the Interior Department’s decision-making to the West, including the Bureau of Land Management, which is part of the agency. The Washington Post reported last month Zinke’s plan includes dividing his department’s regions along river systems and other natural features instead of state borders, and using them to restructure oversight. A big part of the bureau’s job is to lease drilling, mining and grazing rights on public land to private companies and individuals. That puts it at the center of a heated national debate over how those lands should be man-

aged, and by whom. Some recent disputes: • Much of Bears Ears National Monument in Utah, created by President Barack Obama and greatly reduced by Trump, is on Bureau of Land Management land. • Rancher Cliven Bundy’s long battle against federal control of public land, which culminated in a 2014 armed standoff in Nevada, began on bureau acreage. • More than 50,000 square miles (123,000 square kilometers) of Bureau of Land Management land in the West is at the heart of a debate among conservationists, ranchers and energy companies over how much protection to give the shrinking population of the greater sage grouse, a grounddwelling bird. SEE BLM, P7

This little piece of trash leaves a ton of damage. When you notice a piece of trash, please stop and dispose of it properly. What isn’t collected today is picked up in the next rainstorm and sent directly into the nearest creek. From the moment this small piece of trash enters our waterways, it is responsible for so much damage. With your help, we can make a difference in keeping our water clean. Local stormwater agencies are teaming together to bring you this message. We take this so seriously that we posted this ad rather than send you more garbage in the mail. One thing is clear: our creeks, rivers and lakes depend on you.

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Bureau manages huge areas The bureau manages more public land than any other federal agency, ranging from about 1 square mile (3 square kilometers) in Virginia to nearly 113,000 square miles (293,000 square kilometers) in Alaska. That doesn’t include national parks or national forests, which are managed by other agencies. It has about 9,000 employees, with fewer than 400 in Washington. The rest are scattered among 140 state, district or field offices. “The larger issue is that states and counties that are predominated by public lands are deeply affected by decisions made by BLM,” said Kathleen Sgamma, president of the Western Energy Alliance in Denver, which represents the oil and gas industry. “So it makes sense (for the headquarters) to be in a state where there are a high

percentage of public lands.” Few say moving the bureau’s headquarters would tilt its decision-making toward commercial use or preservation and recreation. But some environmental groups question whether it would produce real benefits. Aaron Weiss, media director for the Center for Western Priorities, said Zinke has been limiting opportunities for local comment on national monuments and BLM planning, and moving the headquarters to the West wouldn’t reverse that. Weiss also suggested Zinke could use a headquarters move as a cover to get rid of employees he considers disloyal. “We absolutely question his motives,” Weiss said. Zinke’s spokeswoman, Heather Swift, said Weiss’s claims are false. More than 2 million people submitted comments during the Interior Department review of Bears Ears and other national monuments, and Zinke held more than 60 meetings with local people, she said.

Presidents Day Douglas County offices will be closed Monday, February 19 for Presidents Day. Many county services are available online at www. douglas.co.us

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Business Personal Property Tax Declarations due by April 15 2018 Business Personal Property Tax Declarations may be filed online at www.DouglasFilesOnline.org Business owners who own or lease business personal property with a total market value greater than $7,400, must report the property to the County Assessor. For more information visit www.douglas.co.us/assessor

Neighbors helping Neighbors If your new year’s resolution involves finding ways to serve others, Neighbor Network has some recommendations that may be just what you’re looking for – and close to home. To volunteer please fill out an application at www.dcneighbornetwork.org or call 303-814-4300.

Volunteer sought for part-time Veterans Service Officer position The Douglas County Office of Veterans Affairs has a parttime opening for a veteran to assist fellow veterans and their dependents with beneifts and services. Those interested may fill out an online application by February 23, 2018. Visit www.douglas.co.us and search for Veterans Service Office.

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VOICES When death took a stranger, it claimed a much-needed friend

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didn’t know Zackari Parrish. Not at all. I know I have needed men and women like him QUIET my entire life. Not DESPERATION because of the fact that he was a good deputy, but because he was someone with a good heart, and a bright light in a world that often goes deeply cruel on me. (I’m writing this in first person for a reason.) Craig Marshall I read about the Smith 5K run/walk at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, and saw a picture of Parrish’s wife and read what she said and sat there on the couch and cried. By some design that I cannot explain, there have been just enough good exam-

ples in my life against the other kind, of which there are many (too many). People do unthinkable things to people. Now and then, in the middle of it, someone appears, like Parrish, and reminds me that life is worth living. There are times when I have thought otherwise. The morning I watched the Murrah Federal Building fall, and heard there was a daycare full of kids in it. What happened in Los Angeles, my Los Angeles, after the Rodney King verdict. The Turpin kids. I have had my own moments with the Douglas County Sheriff ’s Office. Back in my own darker days. Every single man and woman I met was kind to me. “Jack,” wherever you are, thanks for being compassionate to a drunk. In some countries, all I see is hate and evil and genocide, and there are no Parrishes, or if there are, they are swiftly punished or executed.

Syria now. Cambodia once. Uganda. I wish there were more good people in America than there are. Our freedoms come with a gift card for the bad guys. I’ll take it over repression. I read that Parrish “used humor to de-escalate tense situations.” I do the same thing, only I am the tense situation. I don’t mean I am over here on pins and needles. I mean that life’s curve balls and sliders get to me, and that’s when I contact Mark, or watch W. C. Fields or read Steve Martin. Mark can turn almost any word into something else, just like Groucho, or take a couple of words and turn them into a brilliant, surreal, non-sequitur, like Steven Wright. I have a number of saved movies, and before I turn off the lights at night, I watch 10 minutes of one that I may have seen a hundred times. I don’t want to go to sleep — or try to go to sleep —with the news of the day

on my mind. I watch the same scene in “Sullivan’s Travels” over and over. Joel McCrea meets Veronica Lake in an “owl wagon” in Los Angeles at sunrise. I love that scene. (Even though I know what later happened to Lake. She was only 50 when she died. I have the same disease.) It sounds like Parrish had some of my father in him. Dad had a sense of humor, and he was my buffer, between my mother and me. When I began to look at it objectively, I realized that Dad could have left our messy little family. His life would have improved. He didn’t. Thanks, Zackari Parrish. I didn’t know you, but I needed you. Craig Marshall Smith is an artist, educator and Highlands Ranch resident. He can be reached at craigmarshallsmith@comcast.net.

Working on fulfilling dreams with hope and encouragement “I’m working on a dream, though it can feel so far away, I’m working on a dream, our love will make it real someday, I’m working on a dream though it can feel so far away, I’m working on a dream, and our love will make it real someday.” - Bruce WINNING Springsteen, “Working on a Dream” WORDS Sometimes our dreams can feel so far away, can’t they? Sometimes they feel so far away we almost feel like giving up. Almost. But we don’t quit, we don’t walk away, and we don’t give up. And one Michael Norton of the reasons we persist and pursue our dreams with vigor and conviction is because we are surrounded by the hope and encouragement of others whose love will help us make them come true someday. “The doors of hope swing widest on the hinges of encouragement.” - Zig Ziglar It is so true, isn’t it? And whether or not we have others in our life who lift us up, and fuel our hope with encourage-

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way that we are constantly encouraging one another. It is just too easy to go negative on someone or something. It is too easy to find the faults in a project or program. It’s only easy to go negative if we don’t live with and work with the full armor of hope and encouragement. How’s this for a question to ask your family, your company, or your organization: “Are we living and working with the spirit of hope and encouragement?” Now be truthful in your own response here as well, “Is my family, my business, or my organization living with the spirit of hope and encouragement?” How would you answer this question? How would others answer the question about you, your family, or your company? Would they see people who are life-lifters and encouragers, or would they see and feel a vibe of negativity? As Bruce Springsteen wrote in his song above, “Working on a Dream,” the way we achieve our goals and realize our dreams is when our love makes it real someday. We all have dreams, our family members have dreams, our friends have dreams, our associates and co-workers have dreams. Our job, our responsibility to one another is to lift each other up, and open those doors of hope with positive encouragement

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and love. Anyone can go negative, that’s easy. But it is the difference-makers in life who fill their families, their communities, and this world with hope and encouragement. We all know someone very close to us who is working on a dream, don’t we? A dream to be cancer-free, a dream to beat addiction or have a loved one find sobriety, a dream to find a new job, a dream to start a new business, a dream for happy and healthy children, a dream of a loving and flourishing relationship, a dream of peace, and so many other dreams and goals. Let’s help them, let’s lift them up, let’s let our hope, encouragement, and love make it all real someday. So how about you? Are you working on a dream? Do you know someone who is? Are you filling them with hope, encouragement, and love? I would really love to hear your sources of motivation and inspiration at gotonorton@gmail. com. And when we let the doors of hope swing open wide on the hinges of encouragement and love, it really will be a better than good week. Michael Norton is a resident of Castle Rock, the president of the Zig Ziglar Corporate Training Solutions Team, a strategic consultant and a business and personal coach.

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A look at what causes market volatility and how to deal with it

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he shortest month of the year has brought the most negative volatility we have seen on Wall Street since 2012*, as of this writing. Usually, once we get past January, based on the old adage, “as January goes, so goes the year,” many investors breathe a sigh of relief. But not so fast. Maybe all of those voices of caution you have been hearing for over a year are starting to make sense. This may be a good opportunity to remind our readers of what causes volatility and how to best navigate it going forward. Investors’ reaction to the first market pullback since the Brexit vote in June 2016 has been widespread. We have heard everything from, “Isn’t it about time?” to “Are we headed into recession?” The answer to both, in my opinion, is no. Markets don’t correct because of the calendar, and we are in the middle of a slow growth cycle, nowhere near the end of expansion. Let’s tackle the first one regarding the length of time we have been in recovery with virtually no volatility. When you look at the fundamentals of how stocks are priced it is clear to me that the upward trend is a response to double-digit corporate earnings and the potential for worldwide economic growth. Even though this recovery has been the longest on record, time in recovery is not a predictor of when it will end. The U.S. recovery has been slow due to the impact of global economies climbing back to good health. When our recession ended in 2009,

Europe was still two years away from dealing with possible defaults on debt in Greece and almost seven years away from the potential demise FINANCIAL the Eurozone. It STRATEGIES of would be mid-2017 before the elections in Europe after the Brexit indicated other countries were not going to vote in favor of leaving the European Union and follow the lead from the UK. Then the efPatricia Kummer fects of the work of the European Central Bank (ECB) could take hold and create enough liquidity to stabilize the Union. Meanwhile the United States is tightening the money supply through rising interest rates. This caused a reaction from China in early 2016 when they devalued their currency, the yuan, throwing our markets into a brief downturn. Since then we have been enjoying nice upward trends with the rest of the world following suit. So that is a short primer on why the recovery is taking so long. Now, how does that help us determine when we would head into recession again? It is important to understand where we are in the economic expansion cycle before we can determine how fast this cycle will come to an end. According to Fritz Meyer, economist, “Bull markets end when the yield curve inverts. That’s not hap-

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pened, and it may not happen anytime soon. The economy is strong. But key fundamentals are changing.” He goes on to state that this change brings opportunity. According to William Greiner, CFA and chief investment strategist with Mariner Wealth Advisors, the market drawdown is being driven by three main fears: rising inflation; higher interest rates; and fear that the Fed may make a mistake. Any one of these could cause continued market volatility and we are currently facing all three. Consumers have been spoiled by low inflation and investors have come to expect continued increases in their investment accounts. Both of these conditions are showing signs of aging. It is important to align yourself with a good strategy for navigating the changes in taxes, economic expansion, the rise of inflation and

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Film gathering aims to inform, inspire in 12th year Colorado Environmental Film Festival brings together creators from all over world BY CLARKE READER CREADER@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

There’s no accounting for the twists and turns that bring creative people together, but the first meeting of filmmakers Haley Thompson and Tomas Zuccareno was all too fitting, in light of the work they would end up doing together — they meet at The Local Food Convergence in Aspen back in early 2016. “We both wanted to make a movie about the next generation of farming, and sustainable and healthy food,” Zuccareno remembers. “We both recognized there was a problem in the farming communities we came from — that young people weren’t getting the support they needed to do this important work.” Now, after two years of filming and editing, the pair are ready for the world premiere of their first film, “How We Grow,” which will take place at the 12th annual Colorado Environmental Film Festival. The festival runs from Feb. 22 through 24 at Golden’s American Mountaineering Center, 710 10th St. About 56 films will be shown, some shorts and others closer to feature length, all of which are aimed at raising awareness of interconnected ecological, social and economic themes. International and local filmmakers will be represented. “Colorado is such a great place to host a festival like this, not only because of how active residents are, but because so many people are invested in protecting the environment,” said Nicole Bickford, festival director. “We want to show films that bring light to environmental issues, but also offer solutions and hope for the future.” The free opening night event, beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 22, will include a reception featuring light appetizers, drinks, opportunities to interact with local businesses and a special silent auction benefiting CEFF programs. Afterward, there will be a screening of the film “Chasing Coral” and awards ceremony, hosted by local activist and filmmaker (and former mayor of Golden) Jacob Smith. Over the following days, films on a variety of subjects — ranging from deforestation and ocean health to wolves and, in the case of Jane Zelikova’s film, “End of Snow,” the effects of climate change on snowpack in the Western United States — will be shown. It premieres during the 7 to 9 p.m. session on Feb. 24. “The film follows me, a climate change scientist, as I go on a journey to learn how snowpack is changing in the West and what changes we can expect in the future,” Zelikova explained. “The idea came from my own research on the impacts of dust

Danny Ledonne’s “Growing VEGI” takes a look at the San Luis Valley’s Valley Educational Gardens Initiative. VEGI works with schools and community programs to address the root causes of hunger and food insecurity by cultivating a relationship with nourishing foods from the soil up. The film will be shown at the Colorado Environmental Film Festival during the 4 to 6 p.m. session on Feb. 23. COURTESY PHOTOS

IF YOU GO WHAT: Colorado Environmental Film Festival WHERE: American Mountaineering Center 710 10th St., Golden WHEN: Feb. 22 through 24 COST: Tickets range in price from $8 per person for a single film screening session to $50 per person for access to all film screening sessions all three days of the festival. TICKETS: www.ceff.net on snowpack in the Snowy Range mountains in Wyoming.” Many filmmakers, like Thompson and Zuccareno, will be on hand for their screenings, and available for discussions and meetings afterwards. In “How We Grow,” which premieres at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 23, Thompson and Zuccareno take a look at ambitious young farmers building community around locally grown food in the Roaring Fork Valley of Western Colorado. It examines the characters and systems of farming through the themes of education, legislation, community, food access and micro-finance — in order to tell the story of how these farmers are able to create resilient food systems. “There’s a lot stacked against these farmers and their communities,” Thompson said. “We hope the response to the film is that people are inspired to get their hands in the dirt and start working.” For Zelikova, film is a way to bring the global challenge of climate change to people in a realistic, moving way. Stories help people connect to ideas and inspire them to tackle

Jane Zelikova’s film, “End of Snow,” explores the effects of climate change on snowpack in the western U.S., and will be shown at the Colorado Environmental Film Festival during the 7 to 9 p.m. session on Feb. 24. challenges, she added. “As much as it feels overwhelming, there are solutions we can implement today, solutions that don’t require a breakthrough invention or new technology,” she said. “These solutions come from people who want to be good stewards of their land and manage in a sustainable way, in the process helping fight climate change.” It would be easy for the films shown in the festival to be all doom and gloom, but Bickford said that’s why CEFF focuses on films that inspire, as well as inform. “We’ve found that a festival atmosphere like this is great, because people really love to gather and talk about solutions after they see these kinds of movies,” she said. “We want people to walk away empowered and know that they want to get involved.”

The Colorado Environmental Film Festival is returning to Golden for its 12th year. This year, there will be 56 movies screened, all of which tackle important environmental issues.


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Castle Rock Senior Activity Center: Provides services to local seniors Need: Volunteer drivers to take seniors to Need appointments, the grocery store, pharmacies and more. Contact: Steph Schroeder, 303-688-9498 Colorado Humane Society: Handles animal abuse and neglect cases Need: Volunteers to care for pregnant cats, dogs and their litters, as well as homes for cats and dogs that require socializing or that are recovering from surgery or injuries. Contact: Teresa Broaddus, 303-961-3925 Court Appointed Special Advocates: Works with abused and neglected children in Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert and Lincoln counties Need: Advocates for children, to get to know, speak up for and ensure their best interests in court Contact: 303-695-1882 or www.adv4children.org. Douglas/Elbert Task Force: Provides assistance to people in Douglas and Elbert counties who are in serious economic need, at risk of homelessness or in similar crisis. Need: Volunteers to assist in the food bank, client services and the thrift store Treasures on Park Street. Contact: Marion Dahlem, 303-688-1114, ext. 32 Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center: Cares for homeless horses and other equines.

Need: Volunteers to work with horses and other opportunities. Requirements: Must be 16 years old, pass a background check, and be able to commit to at least three hours a week for three months. Other Information: Two-hour orientation provides an overview of the services provided, learn about the volunteer opportunities, take a tour of the center, and talk with staff and volunteers. Contact: 303-751-5772 or go to www.ddfl. org. Elbert County Sheriff’s Posse: Supports the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office and the Office of Emergency Management with detentions support, patrol, administrative duties, event security, emergency services support, and call-outs as need arises. Need: With proper training and clearances, volunteers help with patrol, fingerprinting, records keeping, community event security services, disaster response and management (wildfire, tornado, blizzard, flood, disaster relief, etc.). Requirements: Must be 21 years of age or older; retired individuals are great. Must complete a employment application, pass a background check, and complete interviews. After being sworn in, in the first three months of membership, complete a minimum of 45 hours of orientation and training curriculum. After this 90-day probationary period, members must log a minimum of 10 hours of month and attend monthly training meetings. Persons ages 15-20, may join the Elbert County Sheriffs Explorer POST that is associated with the Posse. Contact: David Peontek at djp1911@msn.com or 303-646-5456. Go to http://www.elbertcountysheriff.com/posse.html; print out and complete an employment application

and turn it into the Elbert County Sheriff ’s Office in Kiowa, “Attn: David Peontek.” Girl Scouts of Colorado: Youth organization for girls Need: Troop leaders, office support, administrative help and more Age requirement: Men and women, 18 and older Contact: www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org, inquiry@gscolorado.org or 1-877-404-5708 Hospice at Home Need: Volunteers help patients and their families with respite care, videotaping, massage and other tasks. Home study training is available. Contact 303-698-6404 Hospice of Covenant Care: Nonprofit, faithbased hospice Need: Volunteers to support patients and families Contact: 303-731-8039 Meals on Wheels: Delivers meals to residents in Englewood, southern Jefferson County and western Arapahoe County Need: Drivers to deliver meals; volunteers to help prepare, box and label meals Requirements: Must dedicate one to two hours a week Contact: Phil or Mary at 303-798-7642 (from 8 a.m. to noon Mondays through Fridays) Neighbor Network: Nonprofit that helps older adults stay independent. Serves all of Douglas County Need: Volunteers who can provide transportation, light housekeeping, handyman and companion services to seniors. Requirements: Must be at least 21 years old and have a valid driver’s license and auto

insurance. Contact: 303-814-4300, neighbornetwork@ douglas.co.us or dcneighbornetwork.org. Parker Senior Center: Provides services to local seniors. Need: Volunteer drivers to take seniors to the center for a hot meal, to appointments, to the grocery store, and more. Contact: Louise West at 303-841-5370. PeopleFirst Hospice: Denver hospice Need: Volunteers to provide companionship to hospice patients and their families. Contact: Rachel Wang at 303-546-7921 Red Cross: Supports the elderly, international causes and social services Need: Volunteers to provide support Contact: 303-607-4768 or 303-266-7855 Sunset Hospice: Provides end-of-life support Need: Volunteer training is from 6-10 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesdays; they also meet from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every first and third Saturday Contact: Jami Martin at 303-693-2105 The Right Step Inc.: Therapeutic horseback riding program for children and adults with disabilities. Based in Littleton. Need: Volunteers to help with horses before, during and after lessons, as well as to walk alongside clients as they ride to help keep them securely on their horses. Volunteers also needed to help with administrative tasks and fundraising. Requirements: Volunteers who help with lessons must be at least 14 years old and attend a three-hour training session. Contact: volunteercoordinator@therightstepinc.org or go to www.therightstepinc.org.


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Book is bucolic look back at buddy bear

olly Arnold Kinney, who grew up in the Morrison adobe replica of Bent’s Fort and now operates The Fort Restaurant, has written a picture book about her special childhood buddy — Sissy Bear, who was rescued SONYA’S by the Arnolds and lived at the Fort from SAMPLER 1963-1982, enchanting many guests at the restaurant. Kinney recalls napping with the cub and how it “kissed’ visitors and loved the family’s German shepherd, Lobo. The book includes photos and by ChrisSonya Ellingboe illustrations tine Wald. The author will read a story, sign books and talk at 6-7 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Denver Woman’s Press Club, 1325 Logan St., Denver. Free admission. Free parking in a lot north of the press club. Guests welcome, 303-839-1519, dwpconline.org. Based on Shakespeare Colorado Ballet’s performance of “Romeo and Juliet” runs Feb. 16 to 25 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts at 14th and Champa streets downtown, with choreography by Derek Deane, former artistic director of the English National Ballet and music by Sergei

Eye of the Camera “Eye of the Camera,” presented annually by Littleton’s Fine Arts Board, will be exhibited Feb. 16-March 25 at the Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton. The 2018 juror is Gary Reed of Reed Art and Imaging, who selected images exhibited and will announce winners on Feb. 16. 303-795-3950, littletongov.org/museum.

Sissy, an orphaned bear cub, was adopted by the Arnold family and lived at the Fort Restaurant from 1963 to 1982. Holly Arnold Kinney has written a book about her furry friend, “Sissy Bear at the Fort,” which she will introduce at the Denver women’s Press Club at a public event on Feb. 22. COURTESY PHOTO Prokovief, performed by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. Tickets range from $30 to $155. 303-837-8888, ext. 2. Coloradoballet.org. Day camp “Colorado Wildlife” is the topic for a Presidents Day Nature Camp at South Platte Park in Littleton for 6- to 10-yearolds, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 19. Cost: $29/district resident, $39/nonresidents, #674060. sspr.org, 303-798-5131. (Limited enrollment.)

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Ceramists at college Arapahoe Community College at 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive in Littleton will host a Ceramics Workshop with Julia Galloway, professor of ceramics at the University of Montana, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 24-25 at the ACC Art and Design Center. She will demonstrate making utilitarian potterywheel-thrown and hand-built, as well as surface design using slips and resist. Cost: $150/$100 ACC students and programs. RSVP. Coordinator: Katie Caron — katie.caron@arapahoe.edu, 303-797-5948. Proceeds will benefit ACC

Springer to be discussed “John Springer’s Life and His Connection with the Cattlemen’s Beef Association” will be Barb Wilkinson’s topic for the Highlands Ranch Historical Society, held at the Highlands Ranch Mansion, 9950 E. Gateway Drive, Highlands Ranch, on Feb. 19. Springer was a past owner of the Mansion and prominent Colorado businessman. Come early — tours of the Mansion start at 6.p.m. and the talk starts at 7 p.m. Please pre-register: programs@ thehrhs.org. Free to members, a $2 donation suggested for non-members. Next: Legendary Ladies on March 19.

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Rd., Centennial. Join Joey Kellner’s monthly Bird Walk from 8-12 on Feb. 24 at Chatfield State Park. Billed as a “fairly easy” hike. No fee, but a state parks pass is required. Denveraudubon. org/events. 303-973-9530. Goodbye to library fines The Arapahoe Library District has implemented a “no fine” policy for patrons, which also waives all existing overdue fines for items returned. (A replacement cost will be assessed for items not returned within 30 days of due date.) Arapahoelibraries.org, 303-LIBRARY. MOA Design and Build Applications will be accepted through March 30 for this summer’s Design and Build Art Apprenticeships at the Museum Outdoor Arts in Englewood. Open to graduates and graduate-bound art majors, with a summer-long studio experience and stipend. See moaonline. org. Orchestra performance “Great Music from the Movies” will be the Littleton Symphony Orchestra’s program at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23, at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton. “Red Violin,” “Schindler’s List,” “2001: A Space Odyssey,” Harry Potter” and more films provide soundtracks for the concert. Tickets: littletonsymphony.org, 303-933-6824.

CORE gallery Jeanette Chinelli’s “Reinventing the Chair” and Terrilynn Moore’s “Working from the Guff: Soul Searching Compositions” are exhibited through Feb. 19 at CORE Gallery, 900 Santa Fe Drive, Denver. Hours: noon to 6 p.m. Thursday; 12-9 p.m. Friday; noon-6 Saturday; 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Reception noon-5 p.m. Feb. 16. Coreartspace.com; 303-297-8428. Black Cube A recent addition to Englewood’s art community, Black Cube’s Executive Director Cortney Lane Stell is curator of “10 x,” celebrating of 10 years of Artist in Residence program at RedLine, 2350 Arapahoe St., Denver, with works by about 85 artists. Open through April 1. Admission free. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. Redlineart.org; 303296-4448.

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CLUBS LEGO Master Brickster: 3:45 p.m. Thursdays at the Kiowa Library. Build LEGO stuff together. Call 303-621-2111 or go to pplibraries. org. Mystery Book Club: 9:30 a.m. the first Saturday of each month at the Simla Public Library. The group enjoys talking about a variety of mystery authors and titles. We also periodically host a Colorado author during our meetings. Everyone may join us, and registration is not required. Visit the Simla Branch of the Elbert County Library District at 504 Washington Avenue, call 719-541-2573, or email farabe@elbertcountylibrary.org. Outback Express: public transit service provided by the East Central Council of Local Governments. To ensure a seat is available, 24-hour notice appreciated. Call Kay Campbell, 719- 541-4275, or 800-825-0208 for reservations. Go to http://outbackexpress. tripod.com. Outback Express runs from Simla and Matheson to Colorado Springs on the first and third Monday of each month; from Simla and Matheson to Limon on the fourth Thursday of each month; from Kiowa, Elizabeth and Elbert to Parker or Colorado Springs on the first and third Tuesday of each month; from Elizabeth to Colorado Springs or Parker on the second Tuesday of each month. Good Samaritan Nursing Home Residents may ride the bus on the second Thursday of each month. Overeaters Anonymous: 10-11 a.m. and from 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays in the Sedalia Room at New Hope Presbyterian Church, 2100 Meadows Parkway, Castle Rock. Parker-Franktown-Elizabeth Paper Crafting Club: regular meetings on various weekday evenings and weekends at 7786 Prairie Lake Trail, Parker (in the Pinery). Open to anyone interested in card making and scrapbooking. Contact Alison Collins at 720-212-4788 or find us online at http:// www.meetup.com/Parker-FranktownElizabeth-Paper-Crafting-Club/ Ranchland Republican Women: 7 p.m. third Monday of each month at the Elizabeth

Library, 651 Beverly St. Membership is open to Republicans only. Dues are $25 for a full F voting member (women only) and $10 for a non-voting member (can be women or V men). For a membership application and other information, go to www.RanchlandRepublianWomen.org. Seniors Meet: 11 a.m. Mondays at the Elizabeth Senior Center, 823 S. Banner St. Bring a dish for potluck on the first Monday of each month. Other Mondays, bring a sack lunch. Bingo, games and socializing. New leadership. Call Agnes at 303-883-7881 or Carol at 303-646-3425. Simla Open Mic Night: 6:30 p.m. Fridays at the Simla Library. Share poetry, music, dance, comedy or painting (inter alios), or just come and watch.3333 Sky Cliff Center Caregiver Support Group: 10-11:30 a.m. the third Tuesday of each month at 4600 E. Highway 86, Castle Rock. Caregiving for adults can be challenging at times, and you’re not alone. For information, or to let the center know if you’re coming, call 303-814-2863 or email skycliffctr@skycliff.org. Go to www.skycliff. org Sky Cliff Center Stroke Support Group: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the second and last Wednesday of each month at Christlife Community Church, 5451 E. Highway 86, Franktown (lunch provided). Also, 10-11:30 a.m. the third Wednesday of each month at Sky Ridge Medical Center, 10101 Ridge Gate Parkway, Lone Tree. Call Sky Cliff Center at 303-814-2863. Teen Tuesday: 5 p.m. Tuesdays at the Elbert Library. Play card and video games. Call 303-648-3533 or go to pplibraries.org. Therapeutic riding: Promise Ranch Therapeutic Riding in Parker offers free therapeutic riding for developmentally disabled adults and children. Scholarship money is available for Douglas County residents to provide 10 therapeutic riding lessons. Call 303-841-5007 or visit www.promiseranchtherapeuticriding.com. SEE CLUBS, P17

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Women’s Divorce Workshop: 8:30 a.m. to noon the fourth Saturday of each month at Southeast Christian Church, 9650 Jordan Road, Parker. Check in from 8-8:30 a.m. Register online at www.divorceworkshopdenver.com. Legal, financial and social issues of divorce. Volunteer presenters include an attorney, mediator, therapist and wealth manager. Discussion items include co-parenting, child support, family coping, tax consequences, property division, hostile spouses and more. Contact 303-210-2607 or info@divorceworkshopdenver.com.

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VFW Post 10649: 8:30 a.m. the first Saturday of every month at 24325 Main St., Elbert. Go to http://www.vfwpost10649.org. Contact Alan Beebe at 303-435-2560 for questions. VFW Post 4266: 7 p.m. the third Monday of every month at the Pinery Fire Station, Community Room Lower Level, 8170 N. Hillcrest Way, Parker. Serving veterans of foreign wars in Parker, Castle Pines and Castle Rock areas. Go to www.vfwpost4266.org. P.O. Box 4266, Parker, CO 80134. On Facebook at VFW Post 4266, Parker.

AA If you want to drink, that’s your business. If you want to stop, that’s ours. More than 1,000 AA meetings are offered in the Denver area every week. If you think you may have a problem with alcohol, come see us. To find a meeting near you, call 303-322-4440, or go to www.daccaa.org.

Waste Not Wednesdays: 4:15 p.m. Wednesdays, at Simla Library. Kids craft and learn with repurposed stuff. Call 719-541-2573 or go to pplibraries.org.

Affordable Colleges Online: guidebook includes a collection of scholarships for women, including due dates and award amounts; insight into the financial aid application process; and other funding opportunities, such as industry-specific scholarships and funding for special groups. Go to http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/ womens-guide-paying-for-college/

Widowed Men and Women of America, a nonprofit organization of the state based in Denver, has more than 5o0 members. The group sponsors social events for members to make new friends and have fun with people who have shared life experiences. Members live in the Denver metro area and surrounding communities. Members are encouraged to visit different links to find the best fit for their interests. Contact Dorothy at 303-794-7547 or Les at 303-797-1209, or go to www.widowedamerica.org.

Camping Singles: 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month. Membership ranges from 40s to 60-plus. 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. Contact campingsingles@gmail.com

What’s up Wednesdays: 4 p.m. Wednesdays at the Elbert Library; 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Kiowa Library. Free STEAM activities for kids and parents. Call 303-648-3533 (Elbert) or 303-621-2111 (Kiowa) or go to pplibraries.org.

and Wednesdays at Plum Creek Golf Club, 331 Players Club Drive, Castle Rock. Friendly, ACBL-sanctioned duplicate games. For assistance in finding a bridge partner, call Georgiana Butler at 303-810-8504. Go to www.castlerockbridge.com. Chess: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at the Simla Library. All skill levels and ages welcome. Call 719-541-2573. Douglas-Elbert County Music Teachers’ Association: 9 a.m. every first Thursday at Parker Bible Church, between Jordan and Chambers on Mainstreet. All area music teachers are welcome. Call Lucie Washburn, 303-814-3479.

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Elbert County Sheriff’s Posse: a nonprofit volunteer organization that is part of the Elbert County Sheriff ’s Office. As volunteers we support the Elbert County Sheriff ’s Office, all law enforcement in our county, and the community at large. Go to http://www. elbertcountysheriff.com/posse.html, or contact Dave Peontek at 303-646-5456. Elizabeth American Legion, Post 82: a veteran’s association supporting veterans, their families and the community, meets the first Monday of every month (except when the first Monday is a holiday, in which case the meeting is the second Monday) at the Legion Post Hall at South Banner Street and Elm Street in Elizabeth. Social hour begins at 5:30 and the regular business meeting starts at 6:30. Friday Afternoon Club meets from 5-7 p.m. every Friday and Veterans Coffee Club meets every Wednesday from 8-11 a.m. for social time with other veterans. All Veterans are invited to all meetings, we’d like to see you. Website: aml82.org.

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Public Notices PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice To Creditors

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Mark W. Henline, Deceased Case Number: 17 PR 9

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 Elbert County, Colorado on or before June 1, 2018, or the claims may be forever barred.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of NORMAN HENRY HAPPEL, Deceased Case Number: 2017PR30048

All persons having claims against the abovenamed estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Elbert County, Colorado on or before JUNE 30, 2018, or the claims may be forever barred. ROBERT E. WELLS, ESQ., #35706 Attorney to the Personal Representative 9565 S. KINGSTON COURT, SUITE 100 ENGLEWOOD, CO 80112 Legal Notice No.: 23530 First Publication: February 1, 2018 Last Publication: February 15, 2018 Publisher: The Elbert County News

Notice To Creditors

Margaret M. Henline Personal Representative c/o RCS 10375 Park Meadows Drive, Suite 150 Lone Tree, Colorado 80124 Legal Notice No: 23525 First Publication: February 1, 2018 Last Publication: February 15, 2018 Publisher: Elbert County News

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Max Dale Haas, a/k/a Max D. Haas, a/k/a Max Haas, a/k/a M. Dale Haas, a/k/a Dale Haas, Deceased Case Number: 2018PR30000

DISTRICT COURT, ELBERT COUNTY, STATE OF COLORADO CIVIL ACTION NO. 2017CV30052, Division/Courtroom 1

All persons having claims against the abovenamed estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Elbert County, Colorado, 750 Ute Avenue, P.O. Box 232, Kiowa, Colorado 80117 on or before June 4, 2018, or the claims may be forever barred.

SPRING VALLEY MASTER ASSOCIATION, INC, a Colorado non-profit corporation, Plaintiff, v. PHILLIP BURR ULLOM, et al., Defendant(s).

DeLores Kay Haas, Personal Representative c/o Kathryn T. James, Esq. Folkestad Fazekas Barrick & Patoile, P.C. 18 South Wilcox Street, Suite 200 Castle Rock, Colorado 80104

RE: Sheriff’s Sale of Real Property pursuant to Court Order and §38-38-101 et seq., C.R.S.

Legal Notice No.: 23531 First Publication: February 1, 2018 Last Publication: February 15, 2018 Publisher: The Elbert County News PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Mark W. Henline, Deceased Case Number: 17 PR 9

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RE: Sheriff’s Sale of Real Property pursuant to Court Order and §38-38-101 et seq., C.R.S.

NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:

This is to advise you that a Sheriff’s sale proceeding has been commenced through the office of the undersigned Sheriff pursuant to an Order re: Verified Motion for Default Judgment and Decree of Foreclosure dated November 22, 2017, and §38-38-101 et seq., C.R.S., by Spring Valley Ranch Master Association, Inc., the current holder and owner of a statutory lien recorded on against the real property located at 42395 Forest Oaks Dr., Elizabeth, CO 80107, CO, in the County of Elbert, State of Colorado. The foreclosure is based on an Order for Default Judgment which establishes a lien for the benefit of Spring Valley Ranch Master Association, Inc. WHICH LIEN BEING FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN ON THE SUBJECT PROPERTY AND IMPROVEMENTS.

This is to advise you that a Sheriff’s sale proceeding has been commenced through the office of the undersigned Sheriff pursuant to an Order re: Verified Motion for Default Judgment and Decree of Foreclosure dated November 22, 2017, and §38-38-101 et seq., C.R.S., by Spring Valley Ranch Master Association, Inc., the current holder and owner of a statutory lien recorded on against the real property located at 42395 Forest Oaks Dr., Elizabeth, CO 80107, CO, in the County of Elbert, State of Colorado. The foreclosure is based on an Order for Default Judgment which establishes a lien for the benefit of Spring Valley Ranch Master Association, Inc. WHICH LIEN BEING FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN ON THE SUBJECT PROPERTY AND IMPROVEMENTS.

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Judgment is in the amount of $5,522.54. legally described as follows, to wit: Lot 31, Section 33 Township 6 Range 64 Subdivision Spring Valley Ranch Phase 2, County of Elbert, State of Colorado also known by street and number as 42395 Forest Oaks Dr., Elizabeth, CO 80107 (the “Property”). You and each of you are hereby notified that a Sheriff's Sale of the referenced property is to be conducted by the Elbert County Sheriff's Office, State of Colorado at 10:00 O’clock .A.M., on the 5th day of April 2018, at the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, 751 Ute Avenue, Kiowa, CO 80117, phone number 303 621-2027. 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. BIDDERS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE CASH OR CERTIFIED FUNDS TO COVER THEIR HIGHEST BID AT TIME OF SALE. CERTIFIED F U N D S A R E P A Y A B L E T O : E L B E RT COUNTY COURT You may have an interest in the real property being foreclosed, or have certain rights or suffer certain liabilities or loss of your interest in the subject property as a result of said foreclosure. 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. Further, you are advised that the parties liable thereon, the owner of the property described above, or those with an interest in the subject property, may take appropriate and timely action under Colorado statutes. In order to be entitled to take advantage of any rights provided for under Colorado law, you must strictly comply and adhere to the provisions of the law. Colorado statutes merely set forth the applicable portions of Colorado statutory law relating to curative and redemption rights; therefore, you should read and review all the applicable statutes and laws in order to determine the requisite procedures and provisions which control your rights in the subject property.

subject property as a result of said foreclosure. 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. Further, you are advised that the parties liable thereon, the owner of the property described above, or those with an interest in the subject property, may take appropriate and timely action under Colorado statutes. In order to be entitled to take advantage of any rights provided for under Colorado law, you must Public Notice strictly comply and adhere to the provisions of the law. Colorado statutes merely set forth the NOTICE OF PURCHASE OF MINERAL To advertise your public notices call 303-566-4100 applicable portions of Colorado statutory law reRIGHTS AT TAX LIEN SALE lating to curative and redemption rights; thereAND OF APPLICATION FOR fore, you should read and review all the applicISSUANCE OF TREASURER'S DEED able statutes and laws in order to determine the requisite procedures and provisions which conTo Every Person in Actual Possession or trol your rights in the subject property. Occupancy of the hereinafter Described Land, Lot or Premises, and to the Person in Whose IF THE BORROWER BELIEVES THAT A Name the same was Taxed or Specially AsLENDER OR SERVICER HAS VIOLATED THE sessed, and to all Persons having Interest of Title of Record in or to the said Premises and To REQUIREMENTS FOR A SINGLE POINT OF Whom It May Concern, and more especially to: CONTACT IN SECTION 38-38-103.1 OR THE PROHIBITION ON DUAL TRACKING IN SECMyrna J Terry TION 38-38-103.2, THE BORROWER MAY 1012 Richmond FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE COLORADO Yukon, OK 73099 ATTORNEY GENERAL, THE FEDERAL CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BURAU You and each of you are hereby notified that on (CFBP), OR BOTH. THE FILING OF A COMthe 14th day of September 2009, the then PLAINT WILL NOT STOP THE FORECLOSCounty Treasurer of Elbert County, in the State URE PROCESS. of Colorado, sold at public tax lien sale to Elbert County the following described mineral rights Colorado Attorney General situate in the County of Elbert, State of Color1300 Broadway, 10th Floor ado, to-wit: Denver, Colorado 80203 (800) 222-4444 www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov Section: 11 Township: 10 Range: 61 Section 2 Township: 10 Range: 61Subdivision: Federal Consumer Financial SEVERED MINERALS NW4: 11 10 61 160 A Protection Bureau 1/48 INTEREST 3.333 MRA E2NE4; S2NW4; P.O. Box 4503 E2W4: 2 10 61 240 A 1/384 INTEREST .624 Iowa City, Iowa 52244 MRA SE4: 2 10 61 160 A 1/384 INTEREST (855) 411-2372 .417 A MINERAL RIGHT ACRES 4.374 www.consumerfinance.gov Certificate Number: 2008-90123 All telephone inquiries for information should be directed to the office of the undersigned Sheriff and said County Treasurer issued a certificate of at (303) 621-2027. The name, address and telepurchase therefore to Elbert County. phone number of the attorney representing the legal owner of the above described lien is: That said tax lien sale was made to satisfy the delinquent mineral rights (and special assessTammy M. Alcock, Esq. ment) taxes assessed against said mineral Alcock Law Group, PC rights for the year 2008; 19751 E Mainstreet, Suite 210 That said mineral rights was taxed or specially Parker, CO 80138 assessed in the name(s) of Myrna J Terry for (303) 993-5400 said year 2008; Dated: January 9, 2018 Shayne Heap, Sheriff That on the 28th day of September 2017, said Elbert County, State of Colorado Elbert County assigned said certificate of purBy: Sheriff Shayne Heap chase to HAI Consulting, Inc.; Legal Notice No.: 23912 That said HAI Consulting, Inc. on the 5th day of First Publication: 02/08/2018 December 2017, the present holder of said certiLast Publication: 03/08/2018 ficate (who) has made request upon the TreasPublished In: The Elbert County News urer of said County for a deed to said mineral rights; Public Notice That a Treasurer's Deed will be issued for said NOTICE OF PURCHASE OF MINERAL mineral rights to HAI Consulting, Inc. on the 18th RIGHTS AT TAX LIEN SALE day of June 2018, unless the same has been reAND OF APPLICATION FOR deemed; ISSUANCE OF TREASURER'S DEED Said mineral rights may be redeemed from said To Every Person in Actual Possession or sale at any time prior to the actual execution of Occupancy of the hereinafter Described Land, said Treasurer's Deed. Lot or Premises, and to the Person in Whose Name the same was Taxed or Specially AsThis Notice of Purchase has also been pubsessed, and to all Persons having Interest of lished in Colorado Community Media on FebruTitle of Record in or to the said Premises and To ary 1, 2018, February 8, 2018 and February 15, Whom It May Concern, and more especially to: 2018.

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IF THE BORROWER BELIEVES THAT A LENDER OR SERVICER HAS VIOLATED THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT IN SECTION 38-38-103.1 OR THE PROHIBITION ON DUAL TRACKING IN SECJudgment is in the amount of $5,522.54. TION 38-38-103.2, THE BORROWER MAY Myrna J Terry FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE COLORADO Witness my hand this 1012 Richmond legally described as follows, to wit: ATTORNEY GENERAL, THE FEDERAL CON18th day of January 2018 Yukon, OK 73099 Lot 31, Section 33 Township 6 Range 64 SubdiMargaret M. Henline SUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BURAU Richard Pettitt, Public Notice vision Spring Valley Ranch Phase 2, County of Personal Representative Treasurer of Elbert County, Colorado (CFBP), OR BOTH. THE FILING OF A COMYou and each of you are hereby notified that on Elbert, State of Colorado c/o RCS PLAINT WILL NOT STOP THE FORECLOSElbert County The countywide average percentage of salary that is paid in addition to regular salary as fringe benefits in 19.96%. the 14th day of September 2009, the then 10375 Park Meadows Drive, Suite 150 Government Bi-Annual Salary Publication per C.R.S. 30-25-111. Legal Notice No.: 23918 URE PROCESS. also Salary known Paid by streetFYand number County Treasurer County, in the State Lone Tree,Department Colorado 80124 First Publication: 20of Elbert Road & Bridge Road Grader Operator February 1, 2018 $37,709 10 as 42395 Sheriff’s Office Detentions Specialist $18,000 Fund Name Employee Title Gross 2017 Forest Oaks Dr., Elizabeth, CO 80107 of Colorado, sold at public tax lien sale to Elbert Last Publication: Colorado Attorney General 20 Road & Bridge Road Grader Operator February 15, 2018 $39,901 10 Sheriff’s Office Detentions Specialist $33,000 10 Administration County Manager $22,098 (the “Property”). County the following described mineral rights Legal No: 23525 Publisher: The Elbert County News $42,542 1300 Broadway, 10th Floor 20 Road & Bridge Road Grader Operator 10 Sheriff’s Office Executive Assistant to the Sheriff $50,000 10 Notice Assessor Chief Data Analyst $72,500 situate in the County of Elbert, State of ColorFirst February 1, 2018 Denver, Colorado 80203 20 Road & Bridge Road Grader Operator $3,520 10 Sheriff’s Office Investigations $41,667 10 Publication: Assessor Assessment Technician $38,833 You and each of you are hereby notified that a ado, to-wit: Last Publication: February 15, 2018 (800) 222-4444 20 Road & Bridge Road Grader Operator $36,546 10 is toSheriff’s Office Investigator $44,000 10 Assessor Assessment Technician $7,011 property Sheriff's Sale of the referenced be Publisher: Elbert County News Assessment Technician www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov 20 Road & Bridge Road Grader Operator $15,963 10 Sheriff’s Office Investigator Sergeant $51,833 10 Assessor $5,103 conducted by the Elbert County Sheriff's Office, Section: 11 Township: 10 Range: 61 Section & Bridge Road Grader Operator $35,545 10 onSheriff’s Office Investigator Lieutenant $60,000 1020 10 Assessor Assessment Technician $35,000 State of Colorado at 10:00 O’clock .A.M., the 2 Township: Range:Road 61Subdivision: Federal Consumer Financial 20 Road Bridge Road Grader Operator $36,327 10 Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputy $24,551 MINERALS 10 Assessor Assessor $49,700 5th day of April 2018, at the Elbert County SherSEVERED NW4:&11 10 61 160 A Protection Bureau 20 Road & Bridge Road Grader Operator $45,987 Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputy $42,667 10 Assessor Deputy Assessor iff’s Office, 751 Ute Avenue, $48,787Kiowa,10 CO 80117, 1/48 INTEREST 3.333 MRA E2NE4; S2NW4; P.O. Box 4503 20 Road &INTEREST Bridge Road Grader Operator $4,958 10 sale,Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputy $40,000 10 Assessor GIS Specialist/AG Inspector $41,746At which phone number 303 621-2027. the E2W4: 2 10 61 240 A 1/384 .624 Iowa City, Iowa 52244 20 Road & Bridge Road Grader Operator $15,963 10 Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputy $39,027 10 Attorney County Attorney $35,417 above described real property and improveMRA SE4: 2 10 61 160 A 1/384 INTEREST (855) 411-2372 20 Road & Bridge Superintendent $58,042 10 bidder. Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputy $39,333 10 Board of County ments thereon will be sold to the highest .417 A MINERAL RIGHT ACRES 4.374 www.consumerfinance.gov 20 Road & Bridge Truck Driver $36,624 Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputy $48,000 Commissioners Commissioner, District 1 $64,610 Plaintiff makes no warranty relating10 to title, pos20 2008-90123 Road & Bridge Truck Driver $44,730 $48,000 10 Board of County session, or quiet enjoyment in and10 to said Sheriff’s Office real Certificate Number: All telephone Patrol Deputy inquiries for information should be 20 Road & Bridge Truck Driver $11,332 10 Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputy $7,513 Commissioners Commissioner, District 2 property in connection$64,610 with this sale. directed to the office of the undersigned Sheriff 20 Road & Bridge Truck Driver $16,998 10 Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputy $45,640 10 Board of County and said County Treasurer issued a certificate of at (303) 621-2027. The name, address and tele20 to Elbert Road & Bridge Truck Driver $33,996 10 CASH Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputy $3,756 Commissioners Commissioner, District 3 $64,610 TO HAVE BIDDERS ARE REQUIRED purchase therefore County. phone number of the attorney representing the 20 Road & Bridge Truck Driver $36,327 10 THEIR Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputy $32,997 10 Building Division Administrator $51,015 OR CERTIFIED FUNDS TO COVER legal owner of the above described lien is: 20sale was Road & Bridge Truck Driver $26,804 Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputy $21,499 10 Building Division Chief Building Official $59,724 HIGHEST BID AT TIME OF SALE.10 CERTIFIED That said tax lien made to satisfy the 20 Road & Bridge Truck Driver $3,487 10 Sheriff’s Office Patrol Lieutenant $58,750 10 Clerk & Recorder Asst. Treasurer/Deputy to Public FUNDS ARE PAYABLE TO: ELBERT delinquent mineral rights (and special assessTammy M. Alcock, Esq. 20 Road & Bridge Truck Driver $38,306 10 Sheriff’s Office Patrol Lieutenant $61,980 Trustee/Elections Clerk C O U N T Y C O U R T $31,083 ment) taxes assessed against said mineral Alcock Law Group, PC 20 2008; Road & Bridge Truck Driver $34,726 10 Sheriff’s Office Patrol Sergeant $39,000 10 Clerk & Recorder Clerk and Recorder $49,700 rights for the year 19751 E Mainstreet, Suite 210 20 Road & Bridge Truck Driver $4,304 10 property Sheriff’s Office Patrol Sergeant $51,998 10 Clerk & Recorder Deputy Clerk/Recorder $38,400 You may have an interest in the real Parker, CO 80138 20rights Road & Bridge Truck Driver $35,015 10 or suffer Sheriff’s Office Patrol Sergeant $51,833 10 Clerk & Recorder Motor Vehicle Specialist $36,393 That said mineral was taxed or specially being foreclosed, or have certain rights (303) 993-5400 Road & Bridge Truck Driver $33,996 10 Professional Standards $50,000 10 Clerk & Recorder Motor Vehicle Specialist $28,946 assessed in the20 name(s) of Myrna J Terry for certain liabilities or loss of your interest inSheriff’s Office the Road & Bridge Truck Driver $44,205 Sheriff’s Office PT- Administrative Staff 10 Clerk & Recorder Motor Vehicle Specialist said $6,949 year 2008;20 subject property as a $36,393 result of said10 foreclosure. Dated: January 9, 2018 Shayne Heap, Sheriff 20 Road & Bridge-Fleet Fleet Manager $39,568 Sheriff’s Office $14,350 10 Clerk & Recorder Motor Vehicle Specialist $2,658 to a10 If the sale date is continued later date, Elbert County,PT Cook State of Colorado Mechanic $14,820 10 to Cure Sheriff’s Office PT Detentions Deputy $18,052 10 Clerk & Recorder Motor Vehicle Specialist $2,513 of Intent That on the 28th20 day of Road & Bridge-Fleet September 2017, said the deadline to file a Notice By: Sheriff Shayne Heap 20 Road & Bridge-Fleet Mechanic $40,872 10 alsoSheriff’s Office PT Victim Advocate $2,847 10 Coroner Coroner $22,100 Elbert County assigned said certificate of purby those parties entitled to cure may be chase to HAI Consulting, Inc.; extended. Further, you are advised the 20 Road & Bridge-Fleet Mechanic $3,276 10 thatSheriff’s Office Sheriff $66,600 10 Coroner Deputy Coroner $20,000 Legal Notice No.: 23912 parties liable thereon, $37,889 the owner of 10 the property 35 Public Trustee Public Trustee $12,500 Sheriff’s Office Undersheriff $63,663 10 CSU Extension Support Staff First Publication: 02/08/2018 described above, or those with an interest inSheriff’s Office the That said HAI Consulting, Inc. on the 5th day of 40 Sheriff’s Office Detentions Deputy $40,000 10 Victim’s Advocate Coordinator $42,496 10 CSU Extension Support Staff $37,889 Last Publication: 03/08/2018 take appropriate and December the present holder of said certiSheriff’s Office Detentions Deputy $40,000 10 Surveyor $2,2002017,40 10 Elections Elections Manager subject property, may $36,393 Published In: Surveyor The Elbert County News ficate$40,000 (who) has40 made request upon the TreasSheriff’s Office Detentions Specialist $15,000 10 In order Treasurer Assistant Treasurer/Deputy to Public Trustee 10 Facilities Facilities Manager timely action under Colorado $51,218 statutes. to be entitled to take advantage of urer$49,000 of said County a deed to said mineral 40 for Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputy $36,748 10any rights Treasurer Deputy Treasurer/Deputy to Public Trustee 10 Facilities Maintenance Technician $2,833 provided for under Colorado rights; 40 Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputy $44,754 10you must Treasurer Treasurer $49,700 10 Facilities Maintenance Technician $44,928 law, strictly comply and adhere to the provisions of Health 50 Human Services Administrative Assistant $35,762 15 Public Interim Director of Public Health $6,885 10 Facilities Maintenance Technician $9,667 merely 15 set forthPublic the Health That$5,949 a Treasurer's will beServices issued for said 50 DeedHuman Assistance Programs Manager $50,886 PT Administrative Assistant 10 Finance Finance Specialist the law. Colorado statutes $54,501 applicable portions of Colorado re- Health mineral rights to 50 HAI Consulting, Inc. on the 18th Human Services Assistance Programs Manager $56,877 15 lawPublic PT Environmental Health Specialist $41,178 10 Human Resources Human Resources Specialist $51,000 statutory lating to curative and redemption rights; thereday$43,000 of June 2018, the same has been re50unlessHuman Services Caseworker $10,391 20 Road & Bridge Administrative Assistant 10 IT IT Administrative Assistant $3,403 fore, you should read and review all the applicdeemed; 50 Human Services Caseworker $39,571 20 Road & Bridge Administrative Assistant $1,134 10 IT IT Director $75,000 able statutes and laws$52,000 in order to determine the 50 Human Services Caseworker $40,527 20 Road & Bridge Crew Lead/Road Grader $41,225 10 OEM OEM Director requisite procedures and provisions20which conSaid mineral rights be redeemed from said 50 may Human Services Child Support Specialist $43,443 Road & Bridge Driveway Inspector/Signs $29,057 10 Planning Division Administrative Assistant $28,314 trol your rights in the subject sale at any time 50 prior to Human the actual execution of Services Director of Health and Human Services $95,033 20 Road & Bridge Foreman $42,744 10 Planning Division CDS Director $60,485property. said Treasurer's50 Deed. Human Services Eligibility Tech $38,538 20 Road & Bridge Foreman $39,395 10 Sheriff’s Office Administrative Staff $43,622 BELIEVES A & Bridge 50 Human Services Eligibility Tech $33,761 20 THAT Road Foreman $43,056 10 Sheriff’s Office Administrative Staff IF THE BORROWER $39,000 HAS VIOLATED THE This Notice of Purchase has also been pub50 Human Services Eligibility Tech $32,929 20 Road & Bridge Foreman $42,744 10 Sheriff’s Office Administrative Staff LENDER OR SERVICER $39,000 REQUIREMENTS FOR A SINGLE20POINTRoad OF & Bridge lished in Colorado on Febru50 Community HumanMedia Services Finance Manager $55,802 Public Works Director $35,533 10 Sheriff’s Office Assistant Victim’s Advocate $7,804 38-38-103.1 ary$43,767 1, 2018, February 8,Human 2018 and February 15, 50 Services Protective Services Administrator $71,276 20 OR THE Road & Bridge Road Grader Operator 10 Sheriff’s Office Detentions Corporal CONTACT IN SECTION $49,750 TRACKING 2018. 50 Human Services Supervisor $55,802 20 IN SECRoad & Bridge Road Grader Operator $18,305 10 Sheriff’s Office Detentions Deputy PROHIBITION ON DUAL $39,998 THE BORROWER MAY 50 Human Services Supervisor $58,566 20 Road & Bridge Road Grader Operator $39,270 10 Sheriff’s Office Detentions Deputy TION 38-38-103.2, $52,799 WITH THE COLORADO Witness my hand this 20 Road & Bridge Road Grader Operator $39,100 10 Sheriff’s Office Detentions Deputy FILE A COMPLAINT $40,000 ATTORNEY GENERAL, THE FEDERAL CON18th day of January 2018 20 Road & Bridge Road Grader Operator $52,200 10 Sheriff’s Office Detentions Lieutenant $64,000 Legal Notice No.: 24003 Last Publication: February 15, 2018 SUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BURAU Richard Pettitt, 20 Road & Bridge Road Grader Operator $20,321 10 Sheriff’s Office Detentions Sergeant $52,939 First Publication: February 15, 2018 Publisher: Elbert County News Treasurer of Elbert County, Colorado (CFBP), OR BOTH. THE FILING OF A COM20 Road & Bridge Road Grader Operator $37,692 10 Sheriff’s Office Detentions Sergeant $51,833 PLAINT WILL NOT STOP THE FORECLOS-

All persons having claims against the abovenamed estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Elbert County, Colorado on or before June 1, 2018, or the claims may be forever barred.

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Elbert County

Legal Notice No.: 23918 First Publication: February 1, 2018

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rights;

February 15, 2018

That a Treasurer's Deed will be issued for said mineral rights to HAI Consulting, Inc. on the 18th day of June 2018, unless the same has been redeemed;

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Said mineral rights may be redeemed from said sale at any time prior to the actual execution of said Treasurer's Deed.

This Notice of Purchase has also been published in Colorado Community Media on February 1, 2018, February 8, 2018 and February 15, 2018. Witness my hand this 18th day of January 2018 Richard Pettitt, Treasurer of Elbert County, Colorado Legal Notice No.: 23918 First Publication: February 1, 2018 Last Publication: February 15, 2018 Publisher: The Elbert County News Public Notice NOTICE OF PURCHASE OF MINERAL RIGHTS AT TAX LIEN SALE AND OF APPLICATION FOR ISSUANCE OF TREASURER'S DEED

To Every Person in Actual Possession or Occupancy of the hereinafter Described Land, Lot or Premises, and to the Person in Whose Name the same was Taxed or Specially Assessed, and to all Persons having Interest of Title of Record in or to the said Premises and To Whom It May Concern, and more especially to: Harold J Woodard 3410 N El Paso B 14 Colorado Springs, CO 80907

You and each of you are hereby notified that on the 14th day of September 2009, the then County Treasurer of Elbert County, in the State of Colorado, sold at public tax lien sale to Elbert County the following described mineral rights situate in the County of Elbert, State of Colorado, to-wit:

Section: 21 Township: 9 Range: 61Subdivision: SEVERED MINERALS E2NE4-NE4SE4 21 9 61 120 ACRES 1/50 INTEREST 2.4 NET ACRES ALL 22 9 61 640 ACRES 1/50 INTEREST 12.8 NET ACRES MINERAL RIGHTS Certificate Number: 2008-89012

ACRES 1/20 INTEREST 8 NET ACRES MINERAL RIGHTS TAX SALE CERT: 20040151 TAX Year2003, TAX SALE CERT: 20020190 TAX Year2002, TAX SALE CERT: 20040151 TAX Year 2003

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Certificate Number: 2008-23456

and said County Treasurer issued a certificate of purchase therefore to Elbert County. That said tax lien sale was made to satisfy the delinquent property (and special assessment) taxes assessed against said property for the year 2008; That said property was taxed or specially assessed in the name(s) of Betty Zentz for said year 2008; That on the 28th day of September 2017, said Elbert County assigned said certificate of purchase to HAI Consulting, Inc.; That said HAI Consulting, Inc. on the 5th day of December 2017, the present holder of said certificate (who) has made request upon the Treasurer of said County for a deed to said property; That a Treasurer's Deed will be issued for said property to HAI Consulting, Inc. on the 18th day of June 2018, unless the same has been redeemed; Said property may be redeemed from said sale at any time prior to the actual execution of said Treasurer's Deed. This Notice of Purchase has also been published in Colorado Community Media on February 1, 2018, February 8, 2018 and February 15, 2018. Witness my hand this 18th day of January 2018 Richard Pettitt, Treasurer of Elbert County, Colorado Legal Notice No.: 23920 First Publication: February 1, 2018 Last Publication: February 15, 2018 Publisher: The Elbert County News Public Notice NOTICE OF PURCHASE OF MINERAL RIGHTS AT TAX LIEN SALE AND OF APPLICATION FOR ISSUANCE OF TREASURER'S DEED

That said tax lien sale was made to satisfy the delinquent mineral rights (and special assessment) taxes assessed against said mineral rights for the year 2008;

To Every Person in Actual Possession or Occupancy of the hereinafter Described Land, Lot or Premises, and to the Person in Whose Name the same was Taxed or Specially Assessed, and to all Persons having Interest of Title of Record in or to the said Premises and To Whom It May Concern, and more especially to:

That said mineral rights was taxed or specially assessed in the name(s) of Harold J Woodard for said year 2008;

Dorothy A. Gravelie 11319 NW Quince Coon Rapids, MN 55433

That on the 28th day of September 2017, said Elbert County assigned said certificate of purchase to HAI Consulting, Inc.;

You and each of you are hereby notified that on the 15th day of November 1993, the then County Treasurer of Elbert County, in the State of Colorado, sold at public tax lien sale to Elbert County the following described mineral rights situate in the County of Elbert, State of Colorado, to-wit:

and said County Treasurer issued a certificate of purchase therefore to Elbert County.

That said HAI Consulting, Inc. on the 5th day of December 2017, the present holder of said certificate (who) has made request upon the Treasurer of said County for a deed to said mineral rights; That a Treasurer's Deed will be issued for said mineral rights to HAI Consulting, Inc. on the 18th day of June 2018, unless the same has been redeemed;

Said mineral rights may be redeemed from said sale at any time prior to the actual execution of said Treasurer's Deed.

This Notice of Purchase has also been published in Colorado Community Media on February 1, 2018, February 8, 2018 and February 15, 2018. Witness my hand this 18th day of January 2018 Richard Pettitt, Treasurer of Elbert County, Colorado Legal Notice No.: 23919 First Publication: February 1, 2018 Last Publication: February 15, 2018 Publisher: The Elbert County News Public Notice NOTICE OF PURCHASE OF PROPERTY AT TAX LIEN SALE AND OF APPLICATION FOR ISSUANCE OF TREASURER'S DEED To Every Person in Actual Possession or Occupancy of the hereinafter Described Land, Lot or Premises, and to the Person in Whose Name the same was Taxed or Specially Assessed, and to all Persons having Interest of Title of Record in or to the said Premises and To Whom It May Concern, and more especially to: Betty Zentz PO Box 566 Ramona, CA 92065-0566 You and each of you are hereby notified that on the 14th day of September 2009, the then County Treasurer of Elbert County, in the State of Colorado, sold at public tax lien sale to Elbert County the following described property situate in the County of Elbert, State of Colorado, to-wit: Section: 34 Township: 8 Range: 60Subdivision: SEVERED MINERALS NE4: 34 8 60 160 ACRES 1/20 INTEREST 8 NET ACRES MINERAL RIGHTS TAX SALE CERT: 20040151 TAX Year2003, TAX SALE CERT: 20020190 TAX Year2002, TAX SALE CERT: 20040151 TAX Year 2003 Certificate Number: 2008-23456 and said County Treasurer issued a certificate of purchase therefore to Elbert County.

Section: 21 Township: 7 Range: 64 SW4SE4 1/6 INTEREST 6.67 NET ACRES MINERAL RIGHTS Subdivision: SERERED MINERALS Certificate Number: 1992-13612-1 and said County Treasurer issued a certificate of purchase therefore to Elbert County. That said tax lien sale was made to satisfy the delinquent mineral rights (and special assessment) taxes assessed against said mineral rights for the year 1992; That said mineral rights was taxed or specially assessed in the name(s) of Dorothy A. Gravelie for said year 1992; That on the 28th day of September 2017, said Elbert County assigned said certificate of purchase to HAI Consulting, Inc.; That said HAI Consulting, Inc. on the 5th day of December 2017, the present holder of said certificate (who) has made request upon the Treasurer of said County for a deed to said mineral rights; That a Treasurer's Deed will be issued for said mineral rights to HAI Consulting, Inc. on the 18th day of June 2018, unless the same has been redeemed; Said mineral rights may be redeemed from said sale at any time prior to the actual execution of said Treasurer's Deed. This Notice of Purchase has also been published in Colorado Community Media on February 1, 2018, February 8, 2018 and February 15, 2018. Witness my hand this 18th day of January 2018 Richard Pettitt, Treasurer of Elbert County, Colorado Legal Notice No.: 23921 First Publication: February 1, 2018 Last Publication: February 15, 2018 Publisher: The Elbert County News Public Notice NOTICE OF PURCHASE OF MINERAL RIGHTS AT TAX LIEN SALE AND OF APPLICATION FOR ISSUANCE OF TREASURER'S DEED To Every Person in Actual Possession or Occupancy of the hereinafter Described Land, Lot or Premises, and to the Person in Whose Name the same was Taxed or Specially Assessed, and to all Persons having Interest of Title of Record in or to the said Premises and To Whom It May

NOTICE OF PURCHASE OF MINERAL RIGHTS AT TAX LIEN SALE AND OF APPLICATION FOR ISSUANCE OF TREASURER'S DEED

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To Every Person in Actual Possession or Occupancy of the hereinafter Described Land, Lot or Premises, and to the Person in Whose Name the same was Taxed or Specially Assessed, and to all Persons having Interest of Title of Record in or to the said Premises and To Whom It May Concern, and more especially to: Harold Woodard 3410 N El Paso B 14 Colorado Springs, CO 80907 You and each of you are hereby notified that on the 14th day of September 2009, the then County Treasurer of Elbert County, in the State of Colorado, sold at public tax lien sale to Elbert County the following described mineral rights situate in the County of Elbert, State of Colorado, to-wit: Section: 14 Township: 9 Range: 61Subdivision: SEVERED MINERALS ALL 14 9 61 640 ACRES 1/40 INTEREST 16 NET ACRES E2SW4-N2SE4 24 9 61 160 ACRES 1/20 INTEREST 8 NET ACRES MINERAL RIGHTS Certificate Number: 2008-78901 and said County Treasurer issued a certificate of purchase therefore to Elbert County. That said tax lien sale was made to satisfy the delinquent mineral rights (and special assessment) taxes assessed against said mineral rights for the year 2008; That said mineral rights was taxed or specially assessed in the name(s) of Harold Woodard for said year 2008; That on the 28th day of September 2017, said Elbert County assigned said certificate of purchase to HAI Consulting, Inc.; That said HAI Consulting, Inc. on the 5th day of December 2017, the present holder of said certificate (who) has made request upon the Treasurer of said County for a deed to said mineral rights; That a Treasurer's Deed will be issued for said mineral rights to HAI Consulting, Inc. on the 18th day of June 2018, unless the same has been redeemed; Said mineral rights may be redeemed from said sale at any time prior to the actual execution of said Treasurer's Deed. This Notice of Purchase has also been published in Colorado Community Media on February 1, 2018, February 8, 2018 and February 15, 2018. Witness my hand this 18th day of January 2018 Richard Pettitt, Treasurer of Elbert County, Colorado Legal Notice No.: 23922 First Publication: February 1, 2018 Last Publication: February 15, 2018 Publisher: The Elbert County News Public Notice NOTICE OF PURCHASE OF MINERAL RIGHTS AT TAX LIEN SALE AND OF APPLICATION FOR ISSUANCE OF TREASURER'S DEED To Every Person in Actual Possession or Occupancy of the hereinafter Described Land, Lot or Premises, and to the Person in Whose Name the same was Taxed or Specially Assessed, and to all Persons having Interest of Title of Record in or to the said Premises and To Whom It May Concern, and more especially to: Joseph F Grant and Mary Jane Elliott 5050 Ocean Beach Blvd 506 Cocoa Beach, FL 32931-3784 You and each of you are hereby notified that on the 14th day of September 2009, the then County Treasurer of Elbert County, in the State of Colorado, sold at public tax lien sale to Elbert County the following described mineral rights situate in the County of Elbert, State of Colorado, to-wit: Section:12 Township: 8 Range: 65Subdivision: SEVERED MINERALS PAR IN SE4SE4 12 8 65 DESC B344 P205 .934 ACRES ALL MINERAL RIGHTS TAX SALE CERT: 20020182 TAX YEAR 2002 Certificate Number: 2008-12345 and said County Treasurer issued a certificate of purchase therefore to Elbert County. That said tax lien sale was made to satisfy the delinquent mineral rights (and special assessment) taxes assessed against said mineral rights for the year 2008; That said mineral rights was taxed or specially assessed in the name(s) of Joseph F Grant and Mary Jane Elliott for said year 2008; That on the 28th day of September 2017, said Elbert County assigned said certificate of purchase to HAI Consulting, Inc.; That said HAI Consulting, Inc. on the 5th day of December 2017, the present holder of said certificate (who) has made request upon the Treasurer of said County for a deed to said mineral rights; That a Treasurer's Deed will be issued for said mineral rights to HAI Consulting, Inc. on the 18th day of June 2018, unless the same has been redeemed; Said mineral rights may be redeemed from said sale at any time prior to the actual execution of

December 2017, the present holder of said certificate (who) has made request upon the Treasurer of said County for a deed to said mineral rights; That a Treasurer's Deed will be issued for said mineral rights to HAI Consulting, Inc. on the 18th day of June 2018, unless the same has been redeemed;

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Said mineral rights may be redeemed from said sale at any time prior to the actual execution of said Treasurer's Deed. This Notice of Purchase has also been published in Colorado Community Media on February 1, 2018, February 8, 2018 and February 15, 2018. Witness my hand this 18th day of January 2018 Richard Pettitt, Treasurer of Elbert County, Colorado Legal Notice No.: 23923 First Publication: February 1, 2018 Last Publication: February 15, 2018 Publisher: The Elbert County News

City and County Public Notice District Court Elbert County, Colorado 751 Ute Avenue P.O. Box 232 Kiowa, Colorado 80117 In the Matter of the Petition of: Mark and Brenda Terreault (name of person seeking to adopt) For the Adoption of a Child Case Number: 17 JA 13 Division: 1 * Courtroom: 1 NOTICE OF HEARING To: Travers Proulx Pursuant to ยง19-5-208, C.R.S., you are hereby notified that the above-named Petitioner(s) has/have filed in this Court a verified Petition seeking to adopt a child. If applicable, 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 April 20, 2018, at 10:00 a.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 Petitioner. Legal Notice No.: 24002 First Publication: February 8, 2018 Last Publication: March 8, 2018 Publisher: The Elbert County News Public Notice CALL FOR NOMINATIONS TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, and particularly to the electors of the Spring Valley Metropolitan District Nos. 1, 2, 3 & 4 of Elbert County, Colorado. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 1-13.5-501, C.R.S., that an election will be held on May 8, 2018, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. At that time three (3) Directors will be elected to serve 4-year. Self-Nomination and Acceptance Forms are available and can be obtained from Lisa A. Johnson, the Designated Election Official for the Spring Valley Metropolitan District Nos. 1, 2, 3 & 4 c/o Special District Management Services, Inc., 141 Union Blvd., Suite 150, Lakewood, Colorado 80228, (303) 987-0835. The Self-Nomination and Acceptance Form or letter is to be submitted to the Designated Election Official not later than 3:00 p.m. on March 2, 2018, sixty-seven (67) days prior to the regular election. A Self-Nomination and Acceptance Form that is not sufficient may be amended once at any time prior to the normal close of business on March 2, 2018. Affidavits of Intent to be a Write-In Candidate must be submitted to the Designated Election Official by the close of business on March 5, 2018, sixty-four (64) days prior to the regular election. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, pursuant to Section 1-13.5-1002, C.R.S., that applications for absentee or mail-in ballots may be filed with from Lisa A. Johnson, the Designated Election Official of the District, c/o Special District Management Services, Inc., 141 Union Blvd., Suite 150, Lakewood, Colorado 80228, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., until the close of business on the Tuesday immediately preceding the regular election (Tuesday, May 1, 2018). SPRING VALLEY METROPOLITAN DISTRICT NO. 1, 2 , 3 & 4 By: /s/ Lisa A. Johnson Designated Election Official Legal Notice No.: 24004 First Publication: February 15, 2018 Last Publication: February 15, 2018 Publisher: The Elbert County News Public Notice CALL FOR NOMINATIONS ELIZABETH FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, and particularly, to the eligible electors of the Elizabeth Fire Protection District ("District"), Elbert County, Colorado. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a polling place election will be held on Tuesday, May 8, 2018,

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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS ELIZABETH FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, and particularly, to the eligible electors of the Elizabeth Fire Protection District ("District"), Elbert County, Colorado.

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a polling place election will be held on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. At that time, 2 eligible elector(s) will be elected to serve a four-year term each on the Board of Directors.

In order to be a candidate for one of the Board of Director positions, a qualified individual must submit a Self-Nomination and Acceptance Form. Self-Nomination and Acceptance Forms are available from Gay Kriz, Designated Election Official of the District, at the contact information below: Name Gay Kriz Address: 155 W. Kiowa Avenue, Elizabeth, Co. 80107 Phone: 303-646-3800 Email: gkz@elizabethfire.com Business hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Self-Nomination and Acceptance Form must be returned to the Designated Election Official by close of business on Friday, March 2, 2018. A Self-Nomination and Acceptance Form that is not sufficient may be amended once at any time before close of business on Friday, March 2, 2018. Earlier submittal is encouraged as the deadline will not permit correcting a form that is deemed insufficient.

An Affidavit Of Intent To Be A Write-In Candidate must be submitted to the Designated Election Official by the close of business on Monday, March 5, 2018.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that applications for an absentee ballot may be filed with the Designated Election Official at the contact information above, no later than the close of business on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Further information regarding applications for absentee ballots also may be obtained from the Designated Election Official. ELIZABETH FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT /s/Gay Kriz, Designated Election Official Legal Notice No.: 24005 First Publication: February 15, 2018 Last Publication: February 15, 2018 Publisher: The Elbert County News Public Notice NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING For Re-zoning and Minor Development Case Number RZ-17-0010 & MD-17-0041

Notice is hereby given that the property located east of the intersection of County Road 5 and Sage Circle shall be considered for a Re-zoning and Minor Development, pursuant to the Elbert County Regulations. Further information concerning this proposal may be obtained by calling the CDS department office at (303) 6213185.

The hearing is to be held before the Planning Commission on the 5th day of March, 2018, in the Elbert County Commissioners Board Room, 215 Comanche Street, Kiowa, Colorado at 7:00PM, or soon thereafter as possible. And The hearing is to be held before the Board of County Commissioners on the 28th day of March, 2018, in the Elbert County Commissioners Board Room, 215 Comanche Street, Kiowa, Colorado at 1:00PM, or soon thereafter as possible. Contact Elbert County Community Development Services for more information: 303-6213185.

The affected property as being described as an 81.7-acre tract of land situated in the Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter and the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 23, Township 7 South, Range 65 West of the 6th Principal Meridian, Elbert County, Colorado. Legal Notice No.: 24006 First Publication: February 15, 2018 Last Publication: February 15, 2018 Publisher: The Elbert County News Public Notice NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING For ROW Vacation Quail Hills VC-18-0009

Notice is hereby given that the Quail Hills Subdivision property shall be considered for a ROW Vacation, pursuant to the Elbert County Regulations. Further information concerning this proposal may be obtained by calling the CDS department office at (303) 621-3185.

The hearing is to be held before the Board of County Commissioners on the 28th day of March, 2018, in the Elbert County Commissioners Board Room, 215 Comanche Street, Kiowa, Colorado at 1:00 PM, or soon thereafter as possible. Contact Elbert County Community Development Services for more information: 303-6213185.

The affected property as located approximately 687-ft east of the County Roads 5 & Sage Circle intersection. More specifically parts of the Sage Circle right-of-way adjacent to Lots 1-4, Quail Hills Minor Residential Development Plat, Rec. No. 564643. Legal Notice No.: 24007 First Publication: February 15, 2018 Last Publication: February 15, 2018 Publisher: The Elbert County News

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