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Englewood gets good report on schools School district’s progress reflected in state’s ratings By Tom Munds tmunds@coloradocommunitymedia.com

Isabella Jeffery, a third-grader, took advantage of the opportunity to decorate a pumpkin as she and her family attended the Oct. 13 Charles Hay World School Harvest Festival. Students, faculty members and parents tend a large community garden, and the school celebrates the harvest with the annual festival. Photos by Tom Munds

Festival celebrates harvest Food and music focus on bounty from the gardens

By Tom Munds tmunds@coloradocommunitymedia.com The Charles Hay World School’s Oct. 13 Harvest Festival lived up to its name with decorations, festival music and tables groaning under the weight of all the food parents and students prepared from items harvested from gardens. People picked up plates and bowls and moved down the length of the food tables. There was a wide variety of raw vegetables, about 20 choices of hot dishes, plus an array of dessert food. Diners could choose from familiar items like the big pot of tomato soup and large crock pots of chili or potato soup. But some of the dishes were also different — like the Asian pumpkin spice soup made by Angel Forester, mother of a Hay second-grader. “I have an Asian cookbook and the recipe looked interesting,” she said. “My mother had pumpkins in her garden that were just the right size for our soup, that my daughter helped me make. I really like the taste. It is a little different but it is really good.” Not far away, Heather Anderson was stirring her organic garden vegie soup. “We have 10 or 12 different vegetables, plus some herbs and spices in the soup, and all those vegetables either came from the Hay garden or from our garden at home,” she said. “This was a team effort as just about every thirdgrader helped make it happen. Some of the children chopped vegetables, some

Charles Hay World School first-graders sing John Denver’s “Garden Song” as part of the entertainment during the school’s Oct 13 harvest festival. peeled vegetables and some snapped beans. It was a ton of fun for me and I think it was fun for the kids. They can be proud because we made a really good soup.” Second-grader Jackson Bruyere chopped potatoes for the soup. “It was fun because I like to cook,” he said. “My favorite thing to cook is chicken and noodles.” There were desserts, too, like the apple pie Christie McNeill made. “All my apples came from my neighbor’s tree,” she said. “It was so much fun to make this dish for tonight because this is such an awesome event.” The tables around the gymnasium quickly filled. Keri Brockenstette said the tomato soup was delicious. She smiled and said her son helped make the soup and that probably made it taste a little better. “This is such a fun event,” she said.

The Englewood School District received encouraging news when the state released its preliminary school performance framework report. “We feel the report shows we are moving in the right direction,” Superintendent Wendy Rubin said at an Oct. 6 town hall meeting. “The district was not in good shape in 2010, but five years of focused work has helped us improve. Of course, there is still work to do so we want to stay focused.” The state’s school performance framework is described as a way to provide a snapshot of a district’s or a school’s level of academic achievement, growth, growth gaps and post-secondary readiness. Four ratings are possible. A district rated turnaround or priority improvement is on the clock with five years to move up to an improvement rating. Two other possible ratings are improvement and performance. In the recent report, the framework listed the Englewood School District as improvement, a rating that could possibly move to performance in January’s final framework. Charles Hay and Clayton elementaries were rated as improvement. Cherrelyn moved up from priority improvement to improvement, but was only nine-tenths of a point away from the score necessary to receive performance. The district is asking reconsideration to move the rating to performance based on the growth of students in kindergarten, first and second grades in reading. Bishop was rated as performance and Grades continues on Page 9

Heather Anderson stirs organic garden vegetable soup that she and students made for the festival. “I am happy the Hay Harvest Festival is so popular with the families. I will say I was a little surprised so many people cooked food for tonight. It is great.”

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Business panel looks at effect of SCFD funding By Sonya Ellingboe sellingboe@coloradocommunitymedia.com

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The Colorado Business Committee for the Arts has issued its most recent report, called “Economic Activity Study of the Metro Denver Culture” which reports on statistics from activities completed in 2015. Results were compiled from reports by 100 percent of the 264 grantee organizations, large and small, that received funding from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District — or SCFD — in 2015. “As a state, Colorado ranks top in the country for classical music concert, dance and theater performances and art museum attendance. The Denver metro area is also ranked high nationally for performing and visual arts attendance. With an emphasis on accessibility, free attendance went up 3 percent from 2013,” the report says. In September, the SCFD Board of Directors approved distribution of $7,649,204 to 246 Tier III organizations in seven metro Denver counties: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson. The money is being distributed this month — Arapahoe got $1,589,604 on Oct. 13 and Douglas got $630,257 on Oct. 24. Funds are based on collection of one cent of sales tax on a $10 sale in the seven counties.

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academic performance ratings earlier this month. LPS is the only district in the Denver metro area to earn the state’s top rating all six times it has been offered, according to the district. Final series of High Line Canal open houses The final series of open house meetings on the future of the High Line Canal are this week in Denver, Centennial and Aurora. The High Line Canal Conservancy will showcase its draft vision plan for the canal and trail. The meetings are 4-8 p.m. on Oct. 19 at Dry Dock Brewing Company North Dock at 2801 Tower Roard in Aurora, 2-5 p.m. on Oct. 20 at Eisenhower Recreation Center at 4300 E. Dartmouth Ave. in Denver and 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 20 at Goodson Recreation Center in Centennial.


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Pumpkins of all shapes, sizes and colors fill the yard of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church for the annual Pumpkin Patch of Centennial, open daily from 10 a.m. to dusk until Oct. 31. Photos by Alex DeWind

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Election workers fight to protect integrity of ballot Arapahoe, Douglas officials dismiss warnings of electioneering, hacking By Tom Skelley tskelley@coloradocommunitymedia.com As Colorado voters begin receiving ballots and the 2016 election cycle winds down, claims of potential electioneering by the Republican presidential candidate are causing some to question the integrity of the election system. Donald Trump has made statements throughout his campaign suggesting he could only lose certain states if the election is “rigged,” and called on supporters to go to polling stations to “watch” other voters. On Oct. 15, he went further, tweeting that the 2016 presidential race “looks like a rigged election.” But Douglas County Election Manager Sheri Davis is having none of that. “He’s a novice to the election process,” she said of Trump. “He doesn’t have a full grasp of the process or he wouldn’t say that.” Davis and Douglas County Clerk and Recorder Merlin Klotz explained that the entire electoral process is closely monitored by bipartisan teams of election judges. Care is taken in hiring and staff management to match up Republican and Democratic partners every step of the way, from the time ballots are drafted to the time each vote is recorded. “We’ve got both Rs and Ds conducting the election,” Klotz said, “Everybody coming into the process has their own interests, but the process offsets that interest.” Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder Matt Crane concurred with Klotz. “Nothing is a one-person operation,” Crane said, adding that every square inch of Arapahoe County’s election buildings are monitored by security cameras. Concerns about vote tampering tend to “bubble up” in presidential election cycles, but Crane said transparency is key to allaying those fears.

“We aren’t dismissive of those concerns — it’s good to remind us to go back and validate the process,” Crane said. “We try to be as open and transparent as possible to knock down the rumors and myths that are out there.” While Trump is raising doubts about the electoral system, the Obama administration has accused Russian hackers of trying to influence the election. Recent breaches of Democratic databases have seen the unauthorized release of emails and party members’ personal information, and the FBI is still investigating the breaches. Whether or not those claims turn out to be true, Davis said hackers can’t change a ballot once it’s cast. “There’s no hacking,” Davis insisted. “The vote-counting system is a stand-alone system” and isn’t connected to the internet. As for Trump’s recruitment of election “watchers,” Crane and Davis both stressed that the process is open to observation, as long as people follow the rules. “You can’t just show up,” Davis said. Campaign members, the press and election volunteers can be certified from election services to monitor polling stations, but individuals without authorization from the department aren’t legally permitted within 100 feet of the building. “They’re certainly welcome to (observe), but we would recommend them brushing up on election law first,” Crane said. “It’s important to know what’s legal and what isn’t.” Crane added that he’s been working with law enforcement to prepare for any scenarios of voter intimidation. “If we get a report that there’s any intimidation going on, we will be out there very quickly,” he said. “We’re preparing for any eventuality.” Klotz and Davis said the Douglas County election team also has been working closely with local police to protect voters, inside or outside the 100-foot perimeter. But they wouldn’t reveal their strategy. “We have our plans,” Klotz said, smiling.

MORE INFORMATION Residents who wish to become an election monitor must be certified to do so. Only members of the press or party, candidate and issue representatives are eligible to become monitors. In Arapahoe County, citizens wishing to become election judges can go to ArapahoeVotes.com/apply. Positions are still available at some Aurora polling stations. Anyone interested in becoming a poll monitor can go to the site and click on the 2016 General Election tab for information and requirements. Information is also available at 303-795-4511. Douglas County is no longer seeking election judges. Clerk and Recorder Merlin Klotz recommends citizens interested in monitoring polling stations call the elections office at 303-660-7444, and to do so well in advance of Nov. 8 to provide sufficient time to go through the

process. Voters who wish to learn more about the mail-in voting process in Douglas County can watch the “The Life of a Ballot” video at douglas.co.us/elections. Voters in Arapahoe and Douglas Counties can find more about voting registration, deadlines and general information at: • Arapahoe County: ArapahoeVotes.com • Douglas County: DouglasVotes.com Klotz stressed the importance of mailing or dropping off ballots as early as possible. Douglas County processes approximately 20,000 ballots per day with an expected return of 200,000 ballots. “If we receive 40 percent of those on the last two days, it could be late in the week before we get the full results,” Klotz said.

‘NO EVIDENCE’ OF RIGGING CLAIMS Since Donald Trump’s unsubstantiated claims of election rigging last weekend, national politicians, including Trump’s running mate Gov. Mike Pence, have downplayed or dismissed the claims. On Oct. 17, Colorado Secretary of State spokesperson Lynn Bartels weighed in, and she didn’t mince words. “Donald Trump has been tweeting about elections being rigged, but he offers no evidence of such,” Bartels said in an email to local media outlets. “I follow Donald Trump on Twitter and I don’t recall him saying the polling places and the elections were rigged

when he was winning one primary election after another.” Bartels pointed out that the allegations also fail to take into account the security of mailballot systems like those used in Colorado, Oregon and Washington. “He claims that the elections also are being rigged at many `polling places.’ Colorado is a mail-ballot state. In 2014, only 5 percent of the votes came from a Voter Service and Polling Center. The other 95 percent came from mail ballots. The county clerks have extensive checks and balances in place in scanning the mail ballots.”

Colorado Secretary of State says election process secure Wayne Williams discusses ballot questions and election process

By Kyle Harding kharding@coloradocommunitymedia.com Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams appeared at Arapahoe Community College to give an overview of the various initiatives on the Nov. 8 ballot as well as the election process itself — and assured the audience their vote counts. The Colorado Springs Republican told voters they shouldn’t worry much about Russian hacks of the election system, at least not in Colorado. “None of the tabulation systems are connected to the internet,” he said, noting that ballots are kept in a locked room under video surveillance and with tamper-evident seals. About 95 percent of Colorado voters vote by mail using a paper ballot. Furthermore, 18 counties, including Arapahoe County, use

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From patient to survivor Highlands Ranch woman heeds genetic clues to beat breast cancer

By Tom Skelley tskelley@coloradocommunitymedia.com Rae Atherton isn’t a procrastinator. After learning both of her older sisters had been diagnosed with cancer, Atherton got tested in 2009 for BRCA 1 and 2, genetic mutations that show an increased likelihood of developing cancer. She scheduled annual mammograms and MRIs, with an appointment for one test or the other every six months. “I’m a proactive person, not reactive person,” the Highlands Ranch Realtor said. She had taken the initiative, and a string of negative test results reassured her. But a phone call in August 2015 informed Atherton a tumor had been

found in her breast, leaving her almost at a loss for words. “I said it out loud — ‘I’m not supposed to be in this club,’ ” Atherton said. “I was in shock — there’s no doubt about it. But I don’t let things sit, I was on it.” A month after that call, Atherton had surgery to remove the initial tumor, along with two smaller ones discovered during the procedure. In October 2015, she began radiation treatment. She underwent another BRCA test, again relieved to find she had no trace of the gene. The 2015 panel, known as the MyRISK panel, was more advanced than the screening just six years earlier, checking for 25 genetic mutations that could lead to a higher risk of a variety of cancers. “The test was incredibly improved,” she said. “The 2009 test was like a piece of the pie, but with the 2015 test I got the whole pie. The information Genetics continues on Page 13

Dr. Christine Rogness, left, and Rae Atherton reunite in front of the “Hope Tree” sculpture at Parker Adventist Hospital on Oct. 6. Patients beginning treatment write a prayer or wish on a piece of paper and stuff them into a knothole on the sculpture. Photo by Tom Skelley

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Fourth-graders at Centennial Academy of Fine Arts in Littleton were given thesauruses by the Littleton Rotary Club as an extension of the Dictionary Project. Photos by Kyle Harding

Centennial Academy of Fine Arts fourth-grade students Cadence Campbell, left, and Ryann Giblin show off their new thesauruses that were given to them by the Littleton Rotary Club on Oct. 13.

Students learn new words, life skills Rotary continues tradition of giving dictionaries to third-graders, thesauruses to fourth-graders By Kyle Harding kharding@coloradocommunitymedia.com The Dictionary Project has provided dictionaries to third-graders for more than 20 years. But Littleton Rotary Club and Centennial Academy of Fine Arts take it a step further by also giving students thesauruses as fourth-graders. Rotary member Dennis Brovarone spent the morning of Oct. 13 handing out 90 or so of the books to students at the school. The fourth-graders immediately wrote their names on the thesauruses, claiming them for their own, then began looking up new words. Instead of using “said,”

they could use “exclaimed” or “groaned,” they told teacher Stacey Helbig. “You can say better stuff,” student Emily Groff said. While the dictionaries help the third-graders learn the definitions of words, the fourth-graders use the thesauruses to find new words they can use. “It really is essential for creative writing,” Brovarone said. Knowing antonyms and synonyms is important for fourth-graders, teacher Beth Hartzell said. “This is where we start to perfect the craft of writing,” she said. “The thesauruses help that because students can really narrow down word choice.” Although fourth-graders all have Chromebook computers, Brovarone said there is still a place for a physical thesaurus. “Actually having something to hold that they can put their name on makes it more special than if it was on a screen,” he said. The roots of the Dictionary Project date to 1992,

when a Savannah, Georgia, woman named Annie Plummer handed out 50 dictionaries to students at a school near her home. The idea spread to South Carolina and the Dictionary Project nonprofit organization was formed in 1995. Since then, more than 18 million dictionaries have been handed out in all 50 states with help of groups like the Rotary Club. Centennial has more or less been adopted by the Littleton Rotary Club, Brovarone said. He volunteers to read with third- and fourth-graders every Thursday, and the club also supports a program to provide groceries for families of students on the free or reduced-cost lunch program. Despite the prevalence of technology in today’s students’ lives, Hartzell said her students use printed books and she teaches them the value of skill such as reading a map, noting that mobile applications may not always be available. “We’re big on physical books here,” she said.

Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere Volunteers staff event to help raise money for Cherrelyn Elementary By Tom Munds tmunds@coloradocommunitymedia.com A student dressed as a pumpkin and another holding a pumpkin stood on a sidewalk recently, hoping to attract potential customers to visit Cherrelyn Elementary School’s pumpkin patch in an open area in the 4600 block of South Broadway. Pumpkins of different sizes lined the patch. Also displayed were a variety of handmade wreaths and other fall-themed decorations. “We set up the pumpkin patch last week and business has been very good,” Sara Andrew said as she staffed the patch Oct. 16. “We have sold about two-thirds

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Englewood High School moved from priority improvement in 2013 to improvement in 2014 to performance in this framework. Englewood Leadership Academy was rated performance and Englewood Middle School priority performance. There has been no rating for Colorado’s Finest High School of Choice because alternative school

of our pumpkins. We are thinking we will complete the sale by bringing the trailer to Cherrelyn and setting up to sell the pumpkins after school.” Three students helped Andrew work the patch. Business was slow, so Riley DeNorch donned a pumpkin costume and Riley Thomas picked up a pumpkin and moved to the curb, where they danced and waved to drivers passing by. Louise Carter, an Englewood Leadership Academy student, also was a patch volunteer. She had a ghost-like creature on a stick that she waved. Their efforts were spirited, but no one stopped by. So, at about 3 p.m., the pumpkins and the decorations were loaded into the trailer and the patch closed up for 2016. This is the second year Cherrelyn has set up the pumpkin patch along Broadway. Andrew said it is successful and plans are to have the patch back in place next October.

frameworks have not yet been released. Assistant Superintendent Patty Hanrahan said later that the state changed its rating system in 2014. Prior to that, there were a current rating and a three-year rating. “This is the first performance framework we have received since 2014,” she said. “The framework we received is preliminary and can be subject to change before the framework is finalized in January. We have requests for reconsiderations that, if approved, could change some of Englewood’s ratings.”

Riley Thomas holds a pumpkin, Riley DeNorch is dressed as a pumpkin and Louise Carter waves a ghost on a stick urging drivers to stop by the Cherrelyn Elementary School pumpkin patch Oct. 16 and take home a pumpkin. This is the second year for the Cherrelyn pumpkin patch and plans are to have in the same location in the 4600 block of South Broadway next year. Photo by Tom Munds

City imposes burn ban Fire marshal’s directive prohibits all open outdoor fires Staff report The Englewood Fire Marshal’s office issued a ban on all outdoor fires effective Oct. 17. The ban applies to outdoor fires that include, but aren’t limited to, campfires, chimineas (outdoor clay fireplaces), fire pits, fires in outdoor wood-burning stoves and

burning trash or debris. The ban doesn’t apply to liquid-fueled gas stoves, small charcoal or gas grills, or permitted public fireworks displays licensed by the marshal. Conviction of violation of the outdoor burning ban could result in a fine of up to $1,000. The ban notice also stated it is illegal to have, store, sell or shoot off fireworks in Englewood without a fire marshal permit. For additional questions about the ban, call the fire marshal’s office at 303-762-2475.


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Study suggests limit on human life span 115 may be outer edge of what is possible

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Just how long can people live? New research suggests there may be a limit to our life span — one that’s hard to extend without some sort of breakthrough that fixes all age-related problems. The record for the world’s oldest person is 122 years and the odds of shattering that record are slim, according to an analysis published Oct. 5 in the journal Nature. “It seems extremely difficult if not impossible to break through that ceiling due to the complexity of the aging process,” one of the researchers, Jan Vijg, a geneticist at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, said in an email. Life expectancies in many countries have risen dramatically because of improvements in medical care and sanitation in the last century. The maximum age of death has also increased, leading some to believe that there’s no boundary to how long people can live. In the new study, researchers analyzed mortality data from a global database. They found that while there have been strides in reducing deaths among certain groups — children, women during childbirth and the elderly — the rate of improvement was slower for those over 100 years old.

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Next they examined how old centenarians were when they died. The record holder is Jeanne Calment, of France, who lived until 122 years old. Since her death in 1997, no one has broken her record. The researchers calculated the odds of someone reaching 125 years in a given year are less than 1 in 10,000. They think the human life span more likely maxes out at 115 years. Some aging specialists said the study doesn’t take into account advances that have been made in extending the life span — and health — of certain laboratory animals including mice, worms and flies through genetic manipulation and other techniques. The goal is to eventually find treatments that might slow the aging process in humans and keep them healthier longer. “We can greatly extend the life spans of many different types of animals. I don’t think humans are an exception,” said David Sinclair, a geneticist at Harvard Medical

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cer should consider getting the BRCA test, Rogness said, as well as women who don’t know their family’s complete medical history. “There are families where people didn’t really talk about it… There are also women who were adopted, or people whose parents died in a car crash when they were three,” Rogness said. “These are real cases that are out there.” “A good first step” for women concerned about their chance of developing breast cancer is a discussion with their doctor, Rogness said.

is so much better and complete.” Dr. Christine Rogness, medical director at Parker Adventist’s Cancer Center, said most health care systems, including all Adventist hospitals in the region, have recognized the importance of genetic screening and now offer the service. Women with a family history of can-

Primary care physicians typically recommend a genetic counselor if they feel their patient is at risk. Even if a patient has no sign of cancer, the BRCA gene can be passed to a patient’s children. Awareness of the gene improves the chance that cancer will be detected and treated early in such a case. A trusted doctor is also important to help women through the “breast cancer journey,” Rogness’ term for the process of diagnosis, treatment and recovery. “There’s really no other way to describe it,” Rogness said. “It’s really important for women to

understand that most women survive breast cancer,” Rogness said, adding that more than 80 percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer beat the disease. As a woman who has taken that journey, Atherton said she will always be grateful she took action to detect her cancer early. She’ll also remember what a nurse told her as she left her last radiation treatment. “You are no longer a cancer patient,” Atherton said. “You’re a cancer survivor.”

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You have seen the advertisements on television, or heard them on the radio, and have probably seen them propagated on social media. “Vote Yes on Amendment (X),” or “Vote No on Amendment (Y).” Frankly there are more promotions asking us to vote “Yes” or “No” on an amendment than there is any substance to the amendment or the promotion. And I am sure many of you, like me, sit and wonder about what “Yes” and “No” really means in this year’s election. When I saw that latest ads asking for support or not to support Amendment 103 and 104 I kind of gave up on trying to remember how many amendments I can possibly keep track of, let alone make an intelligent vote for. So let’s put the amendments and the election behind us if we can for just a moment, or a day, or a month or a year or so. Sorry, I had another “Yikes” moment. But if we can put it all behind us and think about what we say “Yes” to and what we say “No” to for just a minute, we can probably save ourselves some time and certainly some angst. We can even become more productive and more at peace with all that we are doing and all that we are thinking about. Once again, I am not the first person to

share this advice nor will I be the last. As a matter of fact, I was recently reminded of this incredible advice by a very close friend of mine during a recent discussion. The advice is this, “Learn to say `No’ more often, so that you can say `Yes’ to the most Michael Norton important things and people in your WINNING life.” Seems so simple WORDS right? Yet so many of us want to be liked or seek approval that we will say “Yes” to everything and never leave ourselves enough time for anything. Again, not the first person to tell you this, and probably will never be the last. But repetition is the mother or father of either invention or success, and both are awesome. So hopefully you will hear it again and again and again from someone or everyone. Just think about this with me for a minute, what have you been saying “Yes” to that has caused you stress, drama, or has

forced you into being less productive than you could be? For me, it’s too many things, too many ideas, too many new business opportunities, and just too many “asks.” Saying “No” is hard for many of us. But we have to learn to say “No” so that we can say “Yes” to what is most important in our lives and the lives of those family and friends closest to us. This is not selfish, it is just reality. Saying “No,” by the way, is like batting practice. The more attempts or swings that you get, the more comfortable you will become at saying “No.” Just like a baseball player becomes more comfortable at the plate. They know which pitch to say “No” to and which pitch they can take a swing at. Saying “No” is hard. Saying “Yes” is easy. “Yes” is what people want to hear. So how about you? If you are struggling with learning what to say “Yes” to or what to say “No” to, I would love to hear all about it at gotonorton@gmail.com. And when we can learn to say “No” to the unimportant and say “Yes” to the important, it really will be a better than good week. Michael Norton is a resident of Castle Rock, the former president of the Zig Ziglar Corporation, a strategic consultant and a business and personal coach.

Sustainable growth looks like trend The presidential election is in a few weeks and many investors are uneasy. There are just a few weeks left of campaign ads and next month there will be a new president announced. The stock market, howPatricia Kummer ever, seems more concerned about FINANCIAL earnings STRATEGIES corporate and interest rates. At least as of this writing. Historical research on stock market performance during election years turned out to be a big yawn. It may be best summed up by an international bank stating: “Absent recessions, there isn’t much of an election cycle.” During previous election years, the financial markets move in the direction the economic news of the day dictates, Kummer continues on Page 15

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR Vote no on Amendment 71 This amendment, while well-intentioned, is primarily a stealth attack on TABOR. If enacted, Amendment 71 would allow a repeal of TABOR (and any other existing initiated amendments such as term limits) by only 51 percent of voters, whereas any new constitutional change would require 55 percent approval. Clearly a double standard. Amendment 71’s requirement to have 2 percent of registered voters in each Senate District is a bar so high that only extremely wealthy individuals could jump over it. Yes, our current process for citizen-initiated amendments could use some modification, but 71 goes too far and is basically a Trojan horse for big government spenders who don’t like the reasonable spending limits required by TABOR. Fred Hammer Lone Tree

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I don’t feel good about this, but I don’t think I have a choice — in more ways than one. I have decided not to vote. Oh, I am going to vote. Just not for a president. I am fatigued, disgusted and disillusioned. I refuse to vote for the lesser of two anvils. And I’m tired of Hannity and Coo-

per and Blitzer and Kelly. It’s my ultimate responsibility, isn’t it? I am not doing my duty. Theodore Hesburgh said, “Voting is a civic sacrament.” I’m glad all over that this isn’t my first voting opportunity. I’d have a political hangover for years, and

might not want to vote again. I have seen some genuine fools come and go, and some of them were elected. Nothing like this, though. I know what it means. I cannot complain about the outcome. Like the song (“Crazy”) goes, “It wasn’t because I didn’t know enough, I just knew too much.” Standing in front of their sycophants, who look like they are standing behind someone decent and profound, and listening to them yap about Miss Universe, I decided that I was done. All beauty pageants are imbecilic to begin with. For one of them to be a moment this deep into a presidential campaign stinks from here to Venezuela. I am no one’s role model except my own. I learned about right and wrong from the right man. My father. What would he say? Pop was a Republican. We stopped talking about politics. It was Smith continues on Page 15

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not who is in office. There have been slight downturns when a sitting president cannot run, which is the case in 2016. There are indications that financial markets prefer there to be two parties between the White House and Congress, not a single party in control. Markets like economic growth and dislike uncertainty. Once the new president is determined and some of the uncertainty falls away, then we are back to what the economy dictates as potential for economic growth. Since 1928, the Standard & Poor’s 500 — a widely watched benchmark of U.S. large-cap companies — has dropped in presidential election years that don’t include an incumbent seeking re-election, notes Stephen Suttmeier, research analyst at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research. By contrast, in years when the sitting president is up for re-election, the S&P 500 has averaged returns of 12.6 percent. The average for all years from 1928 through 2014 is 7.5 percent. Most analysts agree, we are not headed into recession and the general positive trend of the markets could very well continue barring extreme cases such as terrorism, or total misses of hitting economic growth targets for China. Therefore, let’s review our current and potential economic situation, as that is where the focus will be within a few weeks after the election.

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the only thing we couldn’t agree upon. But I believe he would understand why I had chosen not to vote. Maybe not right away, but eventually. I cannot vote for anyone who is not as decent as my father. How’s that? There must be someone out there who

Since 1928, the Standard & Poor’s 500 — a widely watched benchmark of U.S. large-cap companies — has dropped in presidential election years that don’t include an incumbent seeking re-election, notes Stephen Suttmeier, research analyst at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research. By contrast, in years when the sitting president is up for re-election, the S&P 500 has averaged returns of 12.6 percent. The average for all years from 1928 through 2014 is 7.5 percent. The positives are: Economic growth in the 2-3 percent GDP range. The most substantial since the Great Recession of 2008-9. Unemployment has fallen from 10 percent to 5 percent and appears sustainable at these levels. Housing values have risen beyond the pre-credit crisis and in some cities have begun leveling off. Wages will likely increase gradually as growth pushes businesses to expand and fewer qualified workers are available. Inflation has been gradually ticking up. This is listed as a positive, in that if the goal is to get back to “normal” monetary policy, this could indicate potential growth going forward. Too much inflation, of course, is bad when it dampers economic growth. However, the current situation of very nominal increases of under onehalf of 1 percent is perceived as healthy. Corporate earnings are improving,

which in turn will help bring valuations in line. The negatives are: The age of the bull market, although the market increases since the end of Quantitative Easing has been reasonably slower. World market conditions, namely high debt and slow growth and aging demographics. Commodities continue to struggle under slower growth and large supplies despite some recent increases in oil prices. The effects of long-term low interest rate environment on fixed income portfolio holdings. Market volatility based on instant news worldwide. These knee-jerk reactions create background noise that may cause investors to abandon their long-term strategy. In summary, it is important for investors to stay focused on their strategy. It could be just as dangerous to miss an

will talk without stabbing the air with a forefinger to make a too-loud point about something they promise to do, first thing, as soon as they are elected, and then rub their hands together like Oil Can Harry after tying someone to the railroad tracks. It’s been vulgar and coarse for two years now. I would sooner vote for my mail carrier, or Vin Scully. Eight years ago, I stood in line for three hours to vote. It means a lot to me. If you think I am taking the easy way out this time, I’m not.

I sweated this out. “Maybe one of them will become presidential.” I have been hearing that. That’s crazy too. It’s like saying a GP will become a brain surgeon, if you just hand him a brain. One way or another, we’ll all get by. There are plenty of other things to think about. Washington is very far away when your best friend is fighting a heroin addiction, or you’re out of work, or your marriage is disintegrating.

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I don’t recommend what I am about not to do. Like I said, I am not a model for anyone, or a final arbiter of anything. I can’t look at either one of them without something else. It comes with some resignation in it, about the realities of existence, and perhaps it comes with aging. It’s sadness. Craig Marshall Smith is an artist, educator and Highlands Ranch resident. He can be reached at craigmarshallsmith@ comcast.net.

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opportunity as it is to miss a market correction. It is fully expected that the markets could pull back 10-15 percent just due to the run-up we have had since 2009. Again, this would likely be based on an interest rate increase, earnings forecast or global issues. Of course an unexpected natural disaster, terrorist attacks or other non-financial issues could easily push the markets over until everything is sorted out. Rarely in history does a presidential election drive market returns, especially if there is perceived economic growth potential. Investors may look to benefit from the explosion of new cloud technology, health-care changes and anything related to the $15 trillion industry called the baby boomers. The level of uncertainty of either candidate’s agenda will get the media riled up and could certainly cause some additional volatility in the near term. However, in the larger scheme of things, economic prosperity is what investors want, and the economy looks to be on a trend toward sustainable and reasonable growth.

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Supernatural sleuths pursue ghosts Paranormal investigators explore things that go bump in the night

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By Tom Skelley tskelley@coloradocommunitymedia.com Even when she was by herself, Luana Kurz always knew she really wasn’t. “I never felt alone at nighttime,” she said. As a child Kurz didn’t want to believe in ghosts, despite mounting evidence that her family shared their home with other, invisible tenants. Candles blew out on their own. Cabinet doors, closed when the family went to bed, were open in the morning. Lying in bed one night when she was 17, Kurz received a visit from her grandfather. “I was lying on my side, I couldn’t move, and I felt cold,” Kurz said. “I felt a hand patting me, and I looked down and saw his hand, and I just felt his peace.” She remained in bed, motionless, until her father knocked on her door. “About an hour later, the phone rang and my father came to my room,” Kurz said. “He said ‘I just want to tell you that your grandpa died about an hour ago.’ ” Englewood resident Michelle Mayer always had a feeling her childhood home in Rochester, New York, was haunted, but her parents wouldn’t talk about her suspicions. When she moved to her own apartment in 1987, she didn’t suspect there were ghosts in the building. She knew. Lights turned themselves on and off. The phone rang spontaneously. She watched plates float around her kitchen. “I’d be cooking and the dish I was about to put the food on would move from one side of the sink to the other,” Mayer, 45, said. At 10 years old in Michigan, LeeAnna Jonas and two friends played with a Ouija board, hoping for a spooky thrill. They ended up screaming and running from the basement. “We all looked up and saw an apparition of a woman sitting in a rocking chair, with a baby in one arm and a knife in her other hand,” the 54-year-old Littleton resident said. “I always knew it was there,” Jonas said. “I just didn’t know how to find out for sure.” Now she knows. Jonas, Mayer and Kurz all spend their nights probing the noises, apparitions and other unexplained phenomena that keep others up at night. They offer their services for free, to maintain objectivity and propriety. “It’s kind of unethical to have a scared homeowner and charge them for your help,” Kurz said. “We’re out there to learn, we’re out there to help,” Jonas added. “The living and the dead.” ‘They reach out to you’ Kurz, 40, leads Colorado Shadow Investigations, a team of 10 to 12 people who feel connected to the afterlife and look for traces of it in the metro area. The team has performed approximately 200 investigations since its 2010 inception, relying on a combination of intuition and technology. The goal, Kurz said, is research rather than finding hard proof. “When I started out I just wanted to find that one piece of evidence, to prove it to the scientific community,” Kurz said, but the more she looked for evidence, the more elusive it became. “You can’t repeat results like you do with scientific research,” she said. “You can’t make an apparition walk the same way down a hallway.” As she got more seasoned, Kurz relied less on her tools than her senses. After more than 200 cases, she said her abilities have sharpened to the point that she can see, smell and hear ghosts, as well as sense their moods. She said the spirits she meets are almost always playful and positive. “Eventually I learned to open up,” she

Colorado Shadow Investigations at the Lumber Baron Inn By Tom Skelley tskelley@coloradocommunitymedia.com

Michelle Mayer, head of Full Moon Explorations, takes a stroll through Littleton Cemetery on Oct. 6. Mayer says paranormal investigations don’t require equipment beyond a camera and an audio recorder. Photo by Tom Skelley A 2005 photo taken by Michelle Mayer shows rising mists at the Central City Masonic cemetery. A formation in the center, somewhat skeletal in appearance, appears to be rising from a headstone. Courtesy photo said. “When they know you can communicate, they reach out to you.” “Reaching out” has never been a problem for Jonas, who says she and her partners at Spirit Realm Investigative Project “always find something” on the 50-plus investigations they’ve conducted. A bigger problem, she said, is getting a ghost to back off. On her first investigation with partner Lolli Hughes, the duo explored a historic warehouse in Central City. The building’s original owner was reputed to have traveled to Haiti to dabble in voodoo in the early 1900s. Jonas said he brought something back with him, something that attacked Hughes. “She said it felt like something was squeezing her spine,” Jonas said. “We had to get her out of the building as soon as possible.” Like Kurz, Mayer said she’s performed more than 200 investigations, but hasn’t had any violent interactions with spirits. “I haven’t had any that were what I’d call scary. Creepy, I’d say maybe 1 percent. Grumpy, which I define as having an attitude but harmless, I’d say about 20 percent,” she said. “The only time I’ve ever screamed was in Cañon City.” Mayer and her team, Full Moon Explo-

rations, were touring the former women’s prison, notorious for the restless spirits of former inmates. Wrapping things up for the night, she picked up her laptop. “There was a cockroach about four inches long under it,” she said. Opening minds, not changing them Mayer welcomes skeptics to accompany her group on investigations. She lets them use audio recorders and cameras she provides so they know the information hasn’t been manipulated. Still, she says, not everyone can be convinced that spirits walk among them. “I won’t say we’ve turned a lot of skeptics into believers,” Mayer said, “but maybe we’ve opened their minds up.” The peaceful connection Kurz feels to the afterlife is reason enough to continue her work. Whatever others think of it, she said, isn’t her concern. “For me, this has opened up another world,” Kurz said. “I don’t worry about other people’s opinions.” All three women added that while they are happy to share their findings, convincing skeptics isn’t part of the job. They leave that to others. “They won’t believe it,” Jonas said, “until it happens to them.”

The Valentine Suite in Denver’s Lumber Baron Inn is still and dimly lit on Oct. 4, as Kurz and partners Rob and April Schmidt attempt to contact a pair of local celebrities. The building, now a bed and breakfast, was a run-down apartment building on Oct. 12, 1970, when Cara Lee Knoche and her friend Marianne Weaver were murdered there. The murder was never solved and, in the years since the murder, several encounters with the girls have been documented by other visitors, tenants and owners. “Hello to anyone who’s here right now,” Kurz says. Rob places a Rem pod, a device that lights up in response to electromagnetic energy, on the room’s bed. Everyone introduces themselves as Kurz turns on a Spirit Box, an AM radio frequency scanner that amplifies the sounds it picks up. Some of the noises come from radio towers, but some, the investigators say, come from beyond. “Seth and Steve, are you with us?” Kurz asks, referring to two ghosts she says have accompanied them on investigations over the years. The Spirit Box buzzes as it keeps scanning, like a radio with a dial that never stops turning. Speakers attached to the box emit snippets of words. A sound that could be “Seth” pops out amid the other word fragments, moments later a hard “e” sound that sounds like “Steve” is heard. For more than an hour, Kurz and Schmidt ask Cara Lee and Marianne to speak up or touch the REM pod and light it up. But if the girls are in the room tonight, they aren’t feeling friendly. A trip the ballroom upstairs yields similar results, though Rob saw a shadow pass across a grid of laserprojected light on the wall. Eventually, the team packs up in deference to the inn’s paying guests. Kurz and April discuss theories for the unusually uneventful evening. Maybe the girls, who saw their share of reporters pass through Knoche’s apartment after it became a crime scene, were reluctant to appear in front of another one. Or maybe, they suggest, the girls just weren’t in the mood. “They’re just like us, really,” April says. “Sometimes we don’t feel like talking either.”

An Ovilus, such as this one used by LeeAnna Jonas, amplifies and deciphers supernatural voices. Courtesy photo


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Contestants strive to be cut above the rest Meat cutters show their skills at ice arena in first competition round By Alex DeWind adewind@coloradocommunity The more than 30 men and women — from Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming and South Dakota — at South Suburban Ice Arena last week weren’t wearing ice skates. Instead they were bundled up and stationed in front of a table with slabs of meat and kitchenware. The first round of the Texas Roadhouse National Meat Cutting Competition, created in 2001 to recognize the restaurant’s meat cutters, was held Oct. 11 at the Littleton ice venue. Texas Roadhouse has locations throughout the state and is known for its American cuisine, including steak, hand-made sides and rolls. The restaurant’s meat cutters are similar to butchers, said Rob Pesa, Texas Roadhouse product coach. “It is a skill,” Pesa said. “Unfortunately, it’s a lost art.” At the event, each participant was given 25-30 pounds of beef — including one sirloin, one tenderloin and one ribeye — to cut in 60 minutes in the 38-degree ice rink. Meat cutters were judged on quality, speed and yield. Five advanced to the semi-finals round, which is scheduled for March in Orlando, Florida. The winner of the national competition will pocket $20,000 and be recognized as Meat Cutter of the Year. Edgar Pantoga, a 13-year-old from Aurora, watched his mother from the stands. She was one of two women in the competition. “It’s cool because not many girls do

All eyes on the cutting table at the first round of the Texas Roadhouse National Meat Cutting Competition on Oct. 11 at South Suburban Ice Arena, 6580 S. Vine St. Six of about 30 meat cutters will advance to the final round for a chance to win $20,000. Photo by Alex DeWind it,” he said. “There are a lot of boys out there.” The profession isn’t easy. Meat cutters are on their feet from seven to eight hours a day in a 35-degree walk-in cooler, Pesa said. They are responsible for hand-cutting every steak served at their local Texas Roadhouse. “It’s a very difficult environment,” he

‘Swan Lake’ features dancer set to retire at season’s end Principal dancer Maria Mosina, as Odette, partners with Alexei Tyukov in selected performances of “Swan Lake” at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Denver Performing Arts Complex. Mosina has announced Sonya Ellingboe that she’ll retire SONYA’S at the end of this season and turn to SAMPLER teaching younger dancers. The set and costumes are elegant and a live orchestra accompanies the dancers with Tchaikovsky’s lyrical score. A real treat! Remaining performances: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20, Oct. 21, Oct. 22; 2 p.m. Oct. 23. Coloradoballet. org, 303-837-8888, ext. 2. ‘It Can’t Happen Here’ — or can it? On Oct. 23 at 5 p.m. Curious Theatre, 1080 Acoma St., Denver, will join theaters across the nation in a free reading performance of a new adaptation of “It Can’t Happen Here,” based on Sinclair Lewis’ satirical novel (1935). Written during the rise of fascism in Europe, it tells a story of a demagogue who becomes president of the United States by promising to make the country great again. In 1936, theaters across the U.S. opened the play on the same night and this will be an 80th anniversary commemoration. The new adaptation is written by Berkeley Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Tony Taccone. Free, but RSVP is required at curioustheatre.org/ cant-happen. Salida Circus Spooky fun and Halloween acts will be performed by the Salida Circus at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. All ages. Free refreshments. 303-795-3961.

‘Play-in’ presented The Arapahoe Philharmonic will present a “play-in” for high school orchestra and band students in Arapahoe and Douglas counties, as well as avocational adult musicians in the community, at Chaparral High School, 15655 Brookstone Drive, Parker. The school is hosting this full day orchestral experience. Participants will spend the day rehearsing the first movement of Beethoven’s “Fifth Symphony” and Sibelius’ “Finlandia.” The community is invited to a free 30-minute performance at 6:30 p.m. Devin Patrick Hughes is music director of the Arapahoe Philharmonic. Arapahoephil.org, 303-781-1892. Denver Lyric Opera Guild DLOG’s next Opera on Tuesday meeting will be at 11 a.m. on Nov. 1 at Pinehurst Country Club, 6255 W. Quincy Ave., Denver. The program will feature DU’s Lamont School of Music. Reservations by Oct. 27. ($40). Pay on dlog website, denverlyricoperaguild.org or send check to: Linda Young, 934 S. Cove Way, Denver, CO 80210. Guests welcome. ACC Foundation “Grapes and Hops to Grads” will be hosted by Arapahoe Community College Foundation from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 10 at the Mike Ward Automotive Maserati Showroom, 1850 Lucent Court in Highlands Ranch. Sample from more than 45 different wines and craft beers from LIDO Wine Merchants. Proceeds will support the ACC Foundation. Tickets cost $45/person; $75/couple. ACC employees, alumni and students may purchase tickets for $35: bit.ly/ ACCgrapes. Information: foundation@ arapahoe.edu, 303-797-5881. Parker Symphony Dvorak’s “New World Symphony” will be featured in the Parker Symphony’s concert at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at the PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker. Tickets: $27: parkerarts.org.

said. “Finding the right people to do it is hard.” South Suburban Parks and Recreation has hosted the event at its ice arena, 6580 S. Vine St., for five years. The cool temperature keeps the meat from spoiling. “It’s fun,” said Dirk Doty, recreation coordinator. “Something different.”

THE WINNERS Camerino Segura, of Thornton Jose Salas, of Parker Jose Reyes, of Northfield Angel Devora, of Fort Collins Cesar Cisneros, of Albuquerque, New Mexico

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‘The Last Romance’ is operatic achievement Love story benefits from strong script, skilled actors

IF YOU GO “The Last Romance” plays through Oct. 30 at the beautiful Shaver-Ramsey Gallery, 2414 East Third Ave., Denver, produced by Cherry Creek Theatre Company. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 6:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $35/$30, cherrycreektheatre.com, 303800-6578.

By Sonya Ellingboe sellingboe@coloradocommunitymedia.com “It takes a cast with a certain amount of experience to tell this story,” said director Robert Michael Sanders in his director’s notes for “The Last Romance.” “These people on stage have just that. They have all lived a life, loved, lost and tried again.” With Joe DiPietro’s well-crafted, sweet but not saccharine script and skilled actors, only a suggestion of a set is needed — a bench and projected picture of a surrounding park carry most of the action. The part of a young man, played by a

man with operatic voice who introduces scenes with a familiar aria, is a novel touch and ties the scenes together in a most pleasant way, since octogenarian Ralph Bellini (the excellent Joey Wishnia) had hoped for a career in opera and continues to love it. He has walked to the dog

park in the hopes of meeting an attractive woman he’d spotted earlier with her Chihuahua. Enter Carol Reynolds (Martha Harmon Pardee), who talks to an unseen Peaches, running among furry friends. We meet Peaches (a well-behaved Rocky Balboa Van De Sanders, who is also experienced on the stage) in Act II. Carol seems reserved and brittle until Ralph makes her laugh. He wants to share his love of opera as the pair fall in love. Sanders, an experienced actor and director has paced the story just right. The other actor in this tale is Ralph’s sister, Rose Tagliantelle (Deb Curtis), who is loud, bossy and funny as she worries — and is jealous that her widower brother/ housemate is interested in Carol. No one wants to be left alone …

National Geographic filmmaker to visit Bryan Smith set for two appearances at Lone Tree By Sonya Ellingboe sellingboe@colorado communitymedia.com Adventurer, explorer, conservationist and extreme filmmaker Bryan Smith is based out of Squamish, British Columbia. When he heard that a hydroelectric dam was planned for his beloved Ashlu River in B.C.’s Cedar Sky Corridor, with swift waters deep canyons and giant trees, he responded with a film, “49 Megawatts” which explored the controversy over British Columbia’s river-based energy production. From there, his career has taken him across the world in search of adventure in difficult and remote locations. He is skilled at creating innovative solutions in order to capture dizzying images, despite

IF YOU GO Lone Tree Arts Center is located at 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. Bryan Smith of National Geographic will speak at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 and 10 a.m. Nov. 16. Tickets: 15th/$28-$54; 16th $18, select seats (many are reserved for school groups), lonetreeartscenter.org, 720-509-1000. (While there, allow time to visit the annual art show.)

the risks to crew and himself. Smith will speak and share films about his excursions on Nov. 15 (7:30 p.m.) and Nov. 16 (10 a.m.) at the Lone Tree Arts Center, a part of the Center’s National Geographic Series. In 2010, he won a National Geographic Expedition Grant for

his work in Kamchatka, Russia, a dramatic peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Okhotsk, with 20 climate zones and 260 volcanoes (many active). Grizzlies, hordes of mosquitos and other predators lived there. National Geographic shows he shot include “Alaska Wing Men,” “Explorer,” “Nat Geo Amazing” and “Monster Fish.” And he has become a most engaging storyteller. An experienced kayaker, he has visited rivers in India, Peru and Russia. Recently, he has traveled the world searching for freshwater giants for the National Geographic WILD Series, “Monster Fish.” And he filmed and directed a special, “The Man Who Can Fly,” documenting experiments in humanpowered flight. Audiences are guaranteed an exciting trip to beyond and back again.

Sadly, this is Cherry Creek Theatre’s last production at the Shaver-Ramsey Gallery, since the venue has been sold. The company’s new home, which they assure the audience is “only five minutes from here,” will be at the Mizel Arts and Culture Center, 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver, where there will be “real theater seats and lots of free parking.” The 2017 season will include “Red, Hot and Cole,” “The Baby Dance” and “Beau Jest.” Performances will be on Thursdays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are on sale now. See cherrycreektheater.org.

CURTAIN TIME Suspense “Wait until Dark” by Frederick Knott, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher, plays through Nov. 5 at the Avenue Theater, 417 E. 17th Ave., Denver. This thriller opened on Broadway 50 years ago and Hatcher has placed it in a new setting, Greenwich Village at the end of World War II. John Ashton directs. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and some Sundays. Tickets, avenuetheater.com, 303-321-5925. A woman walks into a bar … “Stella and Lou” by Bruce Graham plays Oct. 28 through Nov. 27 at Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora. Directed by Lorraine Scott. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $22-$30. 303-856-7830, vintagetheatre.com. For the kids “Junie B. Jones: The Musical” by Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich plays through Dec. 20 at the Arvada Center Children’s Theatre, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. It is adapted from the “Junie B. Jones” series of books by Barbara Park and directed by David and Julie Payne. Plays in the Main Stage through Oct. 29, 11 a.m. and noon on many days and in the Black Box Theatre at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. November and December. See arvadacenter.org for dates and times or call 720-898-7200.

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YOUR ELECTION GUIDE • Candidates in state and congressional races share their views • Ballot initiatives target many issues • Find out what you need to know about voter and ballot information • Check out maps of election districts and facts about party registration by county

Voters to decide on minimum wage increase Single-payer health care, aid in dying and primary elections are among ballot issues By Kyle Harding kharding@coloradocommunitymedia.com Small business owner Janelle Sullivan believes Colorado’s minimum wage should be raised but says a proposed increase on this year’s ballot goes too far. “It’s too much, too fast,” said Sullivan, who has owned Hot Pots Studio on Main Street in Littleton since 2003. But Patty Kupfer, campaign manager at Colorado Families for a Fair Wage, said her group worked with small businesses before settling on the phased-in $12-per-hour goal, believing it will have minimal impact on employment levels and prices of goods and services. “There were tough conversations around that,” she said, acknowledging that many activ-

ists wanted to push for a $15 wage floor. Amendment 70, one of nine statewide ballot questions, would incrementally raise the minimum wage to $12 per hour by January 2020, with continuing increases to adjust for cost of living. It would initially raise it from the current $8.31 per hour to $9.30 on Jan. 1, with 90-cent increases on Jan. 1 of 2018, 2019 and 2020. The wage would continue to be adjusted annually based on the consumer price index for the state. The minimum wage for tipped workers is $3.02 below the minimum wage. That would stay the same, meaning the minimum wage for tipped workers would rise to $8.98 in 2020. The current minimum wage of $8.31 amounts to about $17,000 per year for full-time workers. It has risen from $6.85 since 2006 to account for increases in the Consumer Price Index. The wage hike has drawn opposition from chamber of commerce groups and restaurant Ballot continues on Page 20

METRO AREA TO VOTE ON RENEWING SCFD Voters in the seven-county Denver metro area are faced with the choice of whether to renew the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, which levies a 0.1 percent sales tax across the area to support cultural facilities. Originally approved in 1988, the SCFD was renewed in 1994 and 2004. It is scheduled to expire on June 30, 2018. A renewal would extend it until June 30, 2030. The area includes Denver, Arapahoe, Douglas, Jefferson, Adams, Broomfield and Boulder counties. Government agencies and nonprofit organizations within

the district whose primary purpose is “to provide for the enlightenment and entertainment of the public through the production, presentation, exhibition, advancement or preservation of art, music, theatre, dance, zoology, botany, cultural history or natural history” can apply for funding from the district. More than 300 organizations throughout the area receive funding from the district. Recipients include:

Center • Englewood Cultural Arts Center Association • Heritage Fine Arts Guild of Arapahoe County • South Suburban Parks and Recreation Culture and Enrichment Division • Highlands Ranch Concert Band • Lone Tree Arts Center • Golden History Museums

• Arapahoe Philharmonic

• Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

• Littleton Symphony Orchestra

• Westminster Historical Society

• Hudson Gardens and Events

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1st Congressional District

Diana DeGette Party: Democrat About DeGette: The incumbent, a lifelong resident of Denver, served as a lawyer before entering politics in the early 1990s. She served two terms in the Colorado state House before being elected to Congress. More information: michael@degette.com; 202-641-7551; degette.com

Darrell Dinges Party: Libertarian About Dinges: The longtime Denver resident is a Professional Engineer in highway design and construction with degrees from University of Alaska-Fairbanks and the Colorado School of Mines. He was a Libertarian candidate for Colorado state Senate in 2014. More information: freedbird@hotmail.com; dinges16.com; facebook.com/COcd1

Casper Stockham Party: Republican About Stockham: The Aurora resident has not held office but has decades of experience in management-level direct marketing, design and implementation of compensation plans and other business experience. His academic background includes studies in business management. More information: casperforcolorado@gmail. com; 720 257-9461; casperforcolorado.com

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and hotel organizations, as well as some small businesses. Sullivan employs three to five part-time workers at any given time who are paid between $10 and $13 per hour. Although some of her employees make above what the proposed minimum wage would be, there would be a secondary effect, she believes, leading to her higher-paid employees wanting to be paid more as well. She often employs students on a temporary basis and said she may not be able to hire as many workers if the wage rises. Economist Eric Fruits, in an analysis prepared for freeenterprise think tank Common Sense Policy Roundtable, wrote that the increase would decrease employment by 2 percent by 2020. However, an analysis by two University of Denver faculty members, economist Jack Strauss and graduate school of social

October 20, 2016

Why should voters choose you for this office?

How can the two What can be done to major parties better improve the nation’s work together to health care system? ensure progress in Washington?

What is your position on immigration reform?

How will the result of the presidential race affect your ability to represent your district?

I’ve been standing up for the values of the 1st Congressional District and making long-lasting and significant reforms. I won meaningful advances in renewable energy against Republican opposition. I am driving Congress to modernize health care by paving the way for critical embryonic stem cell research. And, as a tireless advocate for women’s rights, I stopped anti-choice extremists from defunding Planned Parenthood.

As I’ve done time and time again with colleagues across the aisle, it’s important for the two parties to find common ground. On my landmark biomedical research legislation, 21st Century Cures, I worked with Fred Upton, a Republican from Michigan, to find common ground. Together, we crafted a bill that enjoys overwhelming bipartisan support while providing much-needed funds and regulatory innovation to our biomedical research operations.

As ranking member of the Investigatory subcommittee for the House Energy and Commerce Committee, I share responsibility for the committee that should be working to improve the Affordable Care Act. We should determine exactly what hasn’t worked and what we can do to improve the bill. The ACA has expanded health care and provided much-needed relief for millions of Americans, but it isn’t perfect, and in the next Congress, my subcommittee will lead the charge on important fixes.

We need comprehensive immigration reform. The president is right to take executive action while the Republicans block meaningful reforms, but DACA and DAPA are just stopgap measures; we must ensure that the immigration system works for everyone and is fair to Americans who have been in this country for decades.

My constituents deserve the same support from me and my office, regardless of the person or party in power. I work hard to provide services and introduce and sponsor legislation that improves the lives of my constituents, and I’ll continue to fight for their values regardless of who our president is.

As a professional engineer, with over 30 years of experience in roadway design and construction, I will bring a new perspective to Congress. Engineers have a “get the job done” attitude, and when I am sent to Washington, D.C., I will work to get the country back on the correct path. I will work to make America truly the land of the free and a place that is fair to all people.

The Democratic Party is overly liberal, and the Republican Party is too conservative. They are both too entrenched in their own views to work together. That’s why now is the time to consider other parties, like the Libertarian Party. Congress needs to focus on the nation’s most pressing needs and not bicker over divisive social issues.

We need more competition and accountability in the medical industry. Health care has become big business in this country, and skews the rules and laws to their benefit. We need to review lawsuits related to medical missteps and not make medical lawsuits a form of winning the lottery. Maybe new radical ideas, like if a medical procedure does not work, the patient does not have to pay for it.

In industries like agriculture and construction, America needs immigrant labor. We cannot bring in every person that wants to come to America. For people in Mexico and Central America, I would set locations in these countries where a person could apply for a worker permit, student entry and visitor pass to come to America. This pass would be good for a year, and could be renewed. If people violate the terms, they will be requested to return home.

If Gary Johnson, Libertarian candidate, wins the presidency, that will be great. I will work with him to get America’s budget in line, reduce government control over people’s lives, and restore economic freedom. If I am elected I will work with whoever the president is and do what is good for the American people.

I have a heart to help and a PLAN to help the people in need in our great city. I am NOT a politician, I am a businessman who knows how to get things done.

They cannot. What we have in D.C. are corrupt individuals on both sides of the aisle who are ONLY interested in their next campaign donation. What we need in D.C. are individuals who are there to serve and not be served.

1) Give consumers more control of their health care. 2) Allow for the sale of heath care services across state lines. 3) Get government out of the system wherever and whenever possible. 4) Remove the health care tax on the American citizens.

1) Secure the border. 2) Decrease the time it takes to become a legal citizen. 3) Provide a reasonable path for those here now to remain IF they comply with the law. 4) Remove sanctuary incentives for people to be here illegally.

work professor Jennifer Greenfield, disputes this, citing a 2015 paper that found a minimal effect on employment rates from rising minimum wages over 15 years. Here’s a look at the eight additional questions that made the ballot: Amendment 69: ColoradoCare Amendment 69 would establish a statewide single-payer health care system called ColoradoCare. The system would be funded by new income taxes of 3.33 percent on employees and 6.67 percent on employers. It would be governed by a 21-member elected board of trustees. The election procedure will be determined by an interim 15-member board appointed by state legislative leadership and the governor. Parker activist Richard Turnquist was one of the early opponents of Amendment 69, registering the Committee to Stop Colorado Care in November 2015. “It represents a massive increase in government and in our state income tax burden,” he said.

Turnquist is also skeptical of the quality of single-payer health care. The Colorado Medical Society board of directors also voted to oppose ColoradoCare, citing “complexity (and) uncertainty.” The measure has also split the left, with NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado coming out against it in June, citing concerns the state constitution ban on public funding for abortion would limit access to it. Morgan Carroll, the Democratic challenger to incumbent Mike Coffman in the 6th Congressional District, also declined to support ColoradoCare, saying rising health care costs must be solved at the national level. Democratic House District 38 hopeful Robert Bowen is one of a handful of candidates in the state actively supporting Amendment 69. “I think it’s something we ought to be doing, and it’s in the party platform,” he said. Bowen said he believes the system would actually decrease health costs for businesses but he

said the health insurance industry wields a lot of power in the state. Proposition 106: Aid in dying Proposition 106 would allow a terminally-ill person with a prognosis of six months or less to live to self-administer aid-in-dying medication. The proposition would create the Colorado End-of-Life Options Act. In order to obtain the medication, the patient’s terminal prognosis must have been confirmed by his or her primary physician as well as a consulting physician, and the patient must be determined to be mentally capable, voluntarily express a wish to receive the medication and be a Colorado resident 18 or older. The measure also makes it a felony to tamper with a request for aid-in-dying medication or knowingly coerce a terminallyill person to request it, and also prohibits insurers from issuing policies with conditions about whether people can request the medication. Littleton clinical social worker Libby Bortz, who used to teach

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biomedical ethics, said she strongly favors the act, an opinion formed by her experience working with terminally ill people. “We are able to help our pets when they’re suffering,” she said. “Why we can’t help a human being is beyond me.” The Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian University has opposed the measure, saying it doesn’t have necessary safeguards. “It opens the door for insurance companies and government to be invloved in everybody’s end-of-life decisions,” Director Jeff Hunt said. Hunt said he and the Centennial Institute also oppose assisted suicide on philosphical grounds. If Proposition 106 passes, Colorado would join Oregon, Washington, Vermont, Montana and California as states that allow terminally-ill people to end their lives. Only Oregon and Washington passed those laws by ballot initiative. Ballot continues on Page 28


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6th Congressional District

Why should voters choose you for this office?

How can the two What can be done to major parties better improve the nation’s work together to health care system? ensure progress in Washington?

What is your position on immigration reform?

How will the result of the presidential race affect your ability to represent your district?

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In the 12 years that I’ve worked in the state Legislature, I’ve fought to pass common-sense, bipartisan reforms like providing housing and job training for veterans and our service members, capping skyrocketing tuition hikes at our universities, and passing tough lobbying and campaign finance reforms to keep unaccountable money out of our politics. Washington today is broken — and we need leaders who will work across the aisle to get real results for our families.

When I was state Senate president, I sat down every one of my 34 senate colleagues and pledged to find one area of common ground that we could work on. It wasn’t always easy, but I’m proud to say that we did it — those conversations resulted in real, meaningful changes for Coloradans. Unfortunately, that bipartisan spirit doesn’t exist in Washington today — and politicians like Mike Coffman have contributed to that dysfunction.

This is a country of immigrants, and I think it’s clear to everyone, Republican and Democrat alike, that our current system is broken. We need comprehensive immigration reform now — families across this country are being torn apart, doing great damage to our communities and to our economy. Any reform deal should include a pathway to citizenship and the DREAM Act.

I am laser-focused on winning and representing the best interests of the 6th Congressional District. While I don’t agree with Hillary Clinton on everything, it’s clear that Donald Trump is completely unqualified to serve as commander-in-chief. But we also need to realize that Donald Trump didn’t appear out of thin air — he is the product of extremists in Congress who have been peddling the same hateful, radical rhetoric long before Donald Trump decided to run.

I grew up in this district. I attended public school in this district. I understand, first hand, the challenges and the opportunities afforded us. I have and will stand up to Washington and fight for you — for a stronger economy, to cut onerous regulations on small business, for lower taxes so families can keep more of what they earn, and I will fight to keep us safe. I understand the need to maintain a strong military but also to cut wasteful Pentagon spending.

I believe we must adObamacare isn’t workOur duty is not merely ing. The bottom line, bro- here to three principles: the preservation of we must secure our borken promises, penalties, political power but the ders, grow our economy preservation of peace and rules and red tape have and keep families freedom. Our duty should made health insurance together. I also believe we be to country first. I have more expensive and worse for Coloradans. My need to reform our legal record of standing up to immigration system to opponent has advocated the leadership of both be a skills-based system for a health care system parties when it’s called and make the process that would be MORE for and reaching across less cumbersome and expensive than Obamthe aisle on a range of issues to do what is best for acare. She has supported more supportive of those Colorado and the nation. astronomical tax increas- who want to come to es to fund a single-payer, this country to live the For example, I was the American dream. I supCanadian-style system. first Republican to coWe absolutely disagree on port a legal status but not sponsor and support the a special path to citizenthis point. More governPregnant Workers Fairship for the adults who ment is NOT the answer. ness Act, legislation that LARIMER We need to start over and knowingly violated our prevents discrimination immigration laws. I have against pregnant women implement reforms that been and will continue to are patient-centered and in the workplace. be an outspoken propofocus on reducing costs Fort Collins nent for reform and improving quality.

I’m a Marine. And for me, our country always comes first. Whoever wins, my duty is to you. So if Donald Trump’s the president, I’ll stand up to him — plain and simple. And if Hillary Clinton wins, I’ll hold her administration accountable — every day. My job is simple — work hard and serve you.

What’s clear is that Coloradans are still spending too much money for too little health care. I believe that if you are sick, you should be able to see a doctor. That’s why we need to empower Medicare and Medicaid to negotiate drug prices — one of the highest drivers of skyrocketing health care prices.

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Morgan Carroll

Party: Democrat About Carroll: The Aurora resident, a disability attorney, has served in the state Senate since being elected in 2008. Prior to that, she served in the state House from 2004-08. More information: info@carrollforcolorado.com; www.carrollforcolorado.com

Mike Coffman Party: Republican About Coffman: The incumbent, an Aurora resident, was first elected to the U.S. House in 2008. The U.S. Army and Marine Corps veteran previously served as Colorado’s state treasurer and secretary of state. More information: mike@coffmanforcongress. com; www.coffmanforcongress.com JACKSON

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State Senate District 26

Nancy Doty Party: Republican About Doty: The Littleton resident has been an Arapahoe County commissioner since 2013. A certified public accountant, she previously served as chief financial officer for Gov. Bill Owens and as the Arapahoe County clerk and recorder. More information: nancy@nancyadoty.com; nancyadoty.com

Daniel Kagan Party: Democrat About Kagan: The Cherry Hills Village resident has served in the state House of Representatives since 2009. Before entering politics, he worked under civilian contract to the U.S. Naval Academy as a flight instructor, then worked as a lawyer and businessman. More information: 720-519-1319; repkagan@gmail.com; www.dankagan.com

State House District 27

Tom Sullivan Party: Democrat About Sullivan: The 25-year resident of what is now Centennial graduated from Metropolitan State of Denver with a B.A. in journalism and accounting. He served three years in the Air Force and is now retired with 30 years of federal service in the United States Postal Service. More information: sullivanforcolorado.com; 720-217-2764; tom@sullivanforcolorado.com

Jack Tate Party: Republican About Tate: The incumbent is a 12-year Centennial resident who previously represented state House District 37. He is a longtime small business owner with 25 years of experience as a project manager, engineer, and financial manager who holds degrees including an MBA and M.S. from the University of Colorado. More information: 720-295-9243; jtate@ jacktate.org; www.JackTate.org

October 20, 2016

Why should voters choose you for this office?

Describe an accomplishment that best illustrates your effectiveness as a leader.

How can the two major parties better work together to ensure progress at the Capitol?

What can be done to ensure the metro area’s transportation system will be able to keep up with the growing population?

What issue most deserves more attention during the 2017 session than it saw in 2016?

I love Colorado and am committed to helping our citizens reach their potential. The first step in achieving this goal is to get government out of the way. With public- and private-sector experience, I have first-hand awareness how government can hamper businesses from succeeding. As a Capitol outsider, I am the only candidate in this race capable of bringing a fresh perspective to serving the interests of Arapahoe County instead of a party agenda.

I was elected Arapahoe clerk and recorder in a 2004 recall election following a public scandal involving my predecessor. I was recognized for successfully restoring credibility, order, efficiency and morale to an office with 117 employees. For the next nine years, I successfully oversaw numerous elections in Arapahoe County. During the recent recession, I was instrumental in preparing and managing a balanced budget while providing excellent customer service to the residents of Arapahoe County.

No other candidate in this race can claim to work as successfully as I have with Democrats on the key issues of importance to Arapahoe County and Colorado. Rather than fight for the needs of the Republican caucus, I will always keep the priorities of all Coloradans top of mind. What’s required to achieve bipartisanship is by electing Capitol outsiders with greater perspective on the needs of all Coloradans.

Infrastructure is in a crisis condition in Colorado and we must look at every reasonable solution available just to maintain the existing system, not expanding it. Other than reprioritizing general fund monies, some sources of revenue could include tolls, bond proceeds, and vehicle miles traveled fees. Any idea must be put to a vote of the people to determine if there is the necessary voter support to invest in infrastructure.

Many Coloradans are struggling to find a home they can afford. Our first priority is to remove the legal barriers that prevent homebuilders from increasing the supply of new homes without fear of a lawsuit. We must bring down the cost to own or rent a home — for young couples wishing to purchase their first home or older couples wishing to downsize. The Legislature failed us by doing nothing to fix the problem.

I’ve worked blue-collar and white-collar jobs, served our military as a civilian contractor, run a business, taken on powerful special interests as a legislator, and repeatedly brought people together to find compromise. I was born to World War II refugees, and labored long and hard to earn American citizenship, so I cherish the freedoms and opportunities that we enjoy here. I want to spend my remaining years doing everything I can to protect them.

In 2013, Department of Corrections Chief Tom Clements was assassinated by a man recently released on parole. The killer had been released on the wrong date, directly from solitary confinement, and was supposedly under intensive supervision. Our parole system had failed us. I convened hearings of the Judiciary Committee, which I chair, collaborated closely with Republican Rep. Bob Gardner and together we crafted and passed a bipartisan, sweeping reform of the parole system.

My most far-reaching contributions have been accomplished in a bipartisan fashion, by crafting legislation with my Republican colleagues, and garnering wide support for the solutions we create together. I always start by listening to interested citizens, and the measures I help to pass vastly benefit from that public input. That style of legislating may have been lost in Washington, but it’s still possible to work that way here in Colorado.

Re-categorize the Hospital Provider Fee. Hospitals pay the fee to the state, the state procures a dollar-for-dollar Medicaid match from the federal government, and the hospitals get more than their money back because they treat fewer uninsured patients. That’s why hospitals support it. If we re-categorize that fee as a TABOR enterprise, hospitals would still get exactly the same benefit, but we’d free up many millions for transportation/education without increasing taxes at all.

The concerns I most frequently hear at the door are: quality of our K-12 schools; roads not coping with the population growth; affordability of college; rents becoming out of reach; scarcity of affordable first homes; wages and salaries not growing enough. As state revenues naturally rise with the growing economy, it’s crucial that, without tax increases, we address these matters, and we can. The most deserving? Coping with the multi-faceted negative effects of population growth.

Why should voters choose you for this office?

Describe an accomplishment that best illustrates your effectiveness as a leader.

How can the two major parties better work together to ensure progress at the Capitol?

What can be done to ensure the metro area’s transportation system will be able to keep up with the growing population?

What issue most deserves more attention during the 2017 session than it saw in 2016?

I want voters in this district to see me as a person just like them. One who has lived here, worked here, and raised their families here. I want to share my experiences in life with them and do all I can to give them the same chances that I had. We have enough lawyers, business owners and career politicians in government. It’s time we elected some regular people who will fight for change.

My son Alex was murdered in the Aurora theater on 7/20/2012. I have been out in front on all the issues surrounding that day since. I have done my best to attend any meeting or discussion where that issue has been discussed. I have testified at our state Capitol. I have met with elected officials in Colorado as well as going to D.C. to talk to them. All this I have done while trying to cope with the grief of my son being murdered.

We must all be reminded to work in the moment. We need to do what is right for our communities, not just worry about our next election or our next vote. Actions taken at the state Capitol affect Coloradans every day, and what we do must reflect the trust we have been given by the voters. I have made it a priority on my campaign to put people above partisanship and talk to all voters.

It is my understanding that when the hospital provider fee is moved to an enterprise, that money would be used for education and roads. We need to be mindful of our growing population and continue to promote, and fully fund, forms of public transportation to ease traffic flow. We need to listen to the recommendations about city planning from the cities and speak to stakeholders about where more transit is needed.

Earning paid family leave I believe is a must. It’s hard to understand when a person must choose between their job and their family during a time of sickness or tragedy. Having a union job like I did allowed me to take the time I needed after our tragedy without the worries of where the next paycheck is coming from.

After 25 years in business and as a family man, I have learned an important lesson. Whether I’m meeting with a CFO in a boardroom, working with a construction professional on a jobsite, or helping my wife with her business or our family, I am not the guy with all the answers. Instead, I’m the one who can listen, understand, and work hard to discover those answers and solve problems.

I was recently recognized by the University of Colorado for my continuous support of higher education. That support included hard work to lower costs to students and families. Last session, I carried the bill which removed certain unnecessary constraints and regulations which impaired the university. CU President Bruce Benson noted, “Sen. Jack Tate demonstrated real leadership [with] legislation this past session that will allow us to operate more efficiently and effectively, saving millions of dollars.”

Centennial citizens can take some comfort in knowing that any partisan bickering that’s currently happening here is not as bad as in Washington. That said, we must continue to improve the dialogue and debate about the important issues facing Coloradans. A focus on quantitative reasoning brings honesty and agreement into the discussion before emotional arguments and political narratives take hold. That approach, with commonsense Western values, has helped me in my work for Colorado.

I will work hard to ensure that our highways and bridges get the attention that they need. With the surging population, we can no longer neglect infrastructure as a priority. After all, that is a core function of state government. I will continue to support legislation that will authorize the state to bond over $3 billion in revenue for critical transportation projects for Coloradans. A lack of adequate infrastructure hurts jobs and the economy.

Construction litigation reform. Currently, most construction activity in the area is for apartments, while rising home costs are squeezing Colorado’s middle class out of the south metro area. By removing unfair obstacles to creating housing supply, we can encourage responsible and affordable home development so that our families can realize their goals of continued home ownership and economic prosperity. Studies have consistently shown that the net worth of homeowners over time significantly outpaces that of renters.


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State House District 3

Jeff Bridges Party: Democrat About Bridges: The lifetime Greenwood Village resident has a Master of Divinity degree from Harvard, has served on the boards of Colorado Conservation Voters and New Era Colorado and was associate vice president at Union Theological Seminary. He has not held public office, but he handled military and small business policy for Ken Salazar in the U.S. Senate. More information: 303-358-5551; jeff@ bridgesforcolorado.com; bridgesforcolorado.com

Katy Brown Party: Republican About Brown: The 21-year Colorado resident has lived the past 12 years in Cherry Hills Village, where she has served on the city council since 2012. The MIT-trained computer scientist and engineer began her own web development company in 1999, and she has more than 60 years of cumulative volunteer board experience serving the community. More information: katy@BrownFor.CO; 303860-0262; www.BrownFor.CO

State House District 44

Why should voters choose you for this office?

Describe an accomplishment that best illustrates your effectiveness as a leader.

How can the two major parties better work together to ensure progress at the Capitol?

What can be done to ensure the metro area’s transportation system will be able to keep up with the growing population?

What issue most deserves more attention during the 2017 session than it saw in 2016?

We need a major change in our politics and a fresh perspective in our government. I have a valuescentered approach to finding common ground and the experience to effectively make a government that actually works. I’m also the only candidate who was raised with our Colorado values. I attended Colorado public schools from kindergarten through graduation from Arapahoe High School. I was formed by our community here. No one else in this race can say that.

Throughout my career, the best things I’ve done have been by bringing people together, across parties, across ideologies, and even across faiths. When I worked for Ken Salazar in the US Senate we got a letter from a Coloradan serving in Iraq whose friend was killed by an IED. I brought together top Democrats and Republicans to pass legislation that’s still saving military lives.

Our leaders should talk less and listen more. Our legislators need to be able to reach across the aisle to find solutions. Building common ground starts with listening to each other. On this campaign I’ve had thousands of conversations with folks at their doors, and folks can always call me on my cell at 303-3585551. In the legislature I’ll continue to listen to my constituents and colleagues and take those stories with me to build an even better Colorado.

The influx of people moving to Colorado means infrastructure concerns must be addressed immediately. We’re building too few homes and investing too little in our roads. I support an accounting fix to our state budget involving the hospital provider fee that would free up hundreds of millions of dollars under the TABOR cap — without raising taxes. We need to fund infrastructure improvements for our roads, water, and other utilities to sustain a healthy community and productive economy.

The Denver Post reported that this last legislative session was the most partisan and least productive in our state’s history. Issues like construction defect laws and the hospital provider fee were held up because of party, not policy reasons. This is not how government should work. In the Legislature I’ll stand my ground and I’ll also find common ground, so that together we can build an even better Colorado.

I am a real person, with real experience, who can represent real people, and make a real difference. As a small business owner, I have a practical understanding of how to build a strong economy. As an elected official, I understand the difference between personal agendas and public policy. As a dedicated volunteer, I am motivated to serve my community. And, as a wife of 20 years and mother of two young children, I can appreciate the challenges facing Colorado families.

With 17 years as a business owner and more than 60 years of volunteer leadership experience, I have repeatedly demonstrated my effectiveness by growing organizations, improving efficiency, and bringing new approaches to persistent challenges. One specific example is my success as an entrepreneur. As the leader of the company, I set the direction, recruited a spectacular team, and then empowered them to do their jobs; everyone on the team benefited from the success of the company.

Parties don’t work together, people do. Legislators need to think of each other less as members of political parties and more as colleagues on the same team. Anyone who has held a job knows that we manage to work with people of different backgrounds, beliefs and political parties every day at the office. Why is that lost when the office is the State Capitol? I am committed to putting people above politics both in serving my constituents and in working with other legislators.

We have not significantly invested in our roads for over a decade … and it shows. We need to maintain and improve our roads, invest in transit systems to relieve congestion, and modernize our transportation system to improve efficiency and safety. We need to prioritize transportation funding from existing revenues because infrastructure is an essential service of government and because improving transportation provides returns through economic growth. We need to renew the TRANS bonds to help fund the tremendous backlog of projects.

The 2016 legislative session started with three main issues: the hospital provider fee, transportation funding, and construction defects reform. Despite introducing 685 bills, and passing 387 bills, the session ended with no resolution to those key issues. I believe the Legislature should focus more attention on addressing critical issues rather than hundreds of incremental bills. In addition to the issues held over from last year, I feel that education funding and mental health services are critical issues that deserve attention in 2017.

Why should voters choose you for this office?

Describe an accomplishment that best illustrates your effectiveness as a leader.

How can the two major parties better work together to ensure progress at the Capitol?

What can be done to ensure the metro area’s transportation system will be able to keep up with the growing population?

What issue most deserves more attention during the 2017 session than it saw in 2016?

I want to work for the good of the community — health-care issues, responsible gun safety, equal rights.

I was one of five elected directors at Hi-Desert Medical Center hospital for over 30 years and fought for women’s health services and prenatal care for residents, opening prenatal and OB unit and recruiting physicians for the area.

We need to work on plans needed for the good of the residents not special interests — work together with all for affordable education and access to care for all residents.

Continue to work on transit system for Colorado with trains and repair roads.

The TABOR amendment needs to be voted down in order for our community to receive all needed funds for projects. Transportation is a need for all residents to commute to work in downtown and throughout the community for those without transportation. All parties need to work together for the good of Colorado.

I have spent my career defending businesses and employers from government bureaucracy and over-regulation. As a result, I have a deep understanding of how government must be reformed. Government does not create jobs, and government is not the solution to our problems. Economic growth and jobs come from the private sector. I will continue to work hard to make sure that our laws are clear and regulate business in a thoughtful, measured and reasonable way.

I am focused on tackling problems with new and innovative solutions. Our educational system seems to assume that all students will attend college. They don’t. Moreover, even after a four-year degree, many of our students are graduating without marketable skills. This past legislative session, I led a bipartisan effort to pass House Bill 1288, which focuses on reforming education through a publicprivate partnership, moving us toward apprenticeships and core competencies in established and emerging industries.

The most important thing we do every legislative session is pass the budget. However, outside of the sixmember Joint Budget Committee, this process does not receive the attention it deserves. We will work together in a more constructive fashion if we spend more time focusing on the state’s budget priorities and less time on partisan wedge issues that divide us.

We have a great transportation system for 3.5 million people. However, 5 million people now live in Colorado. We can no longer neglect this. Obviously, funding has been a challenge. Senate Bill 210, sponsored last session by House Minority Leader Brian DelGrosso, would have put a question on the November ballot asking voters to authorize the state to bond $3.5 billion in revenue for transportation projects throughout Colorado. I supported this bill and would support similar legislation next session.

We must reform Colorado’s construction defect litigation laws. Condominium construction has been severely limited in our state due to current law, which makes litigation the weapon of first resort against builders. This litigious climate has resulted in much higher insurance rates and deterred the construction of multi-family homes. The overwhelming percentage of housing construction is now in the apartment sector, where we see skyrocketing rents. To grow effectively, we must make affordable housing a priority.

Carol Barrett Party: Democrat About Barrett: A resident of Centennial since 2011, Barrett previously held elected office as a director of Hi-Desert Medical Center, located in Southern California, for more than 30 years. She received her pharmacy debree from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, and has been a pharmacist and business owner for more than 40 years. More information: www.barrettforcolorado. com; 720-296-7855

Cole Wist Party: Republican About Wist: The incumbent is a 19-year resident of Centennial who received his law degree from Georgetown University and has 27 years of litigation experience in state and federal courts. In his practice, he represents employers in labor and employment matters, focusing on workplace safety and health and industrial crisis management. More information: wist.cole@gmail.com; www.colewist.com


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State House District 38

October 20, 2016

Why should voters choose you for this office?

Describe an accomplishment that best illustrates your effectiveness as a leader.

How can the two major parties better work together to ensure progress at the Capitol?

What can be done to ensure the metro area’s transportation system will be able to keep up with the growing population?

What issue most deserves more attention during the 2017 session than it saw in 2016?

Party: Republican About Beckman: The 30-year Littleton resident has a degree from Colorado State University-Pueblo and a certification from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. She served on Littleton City Council and as an Arapahoe County commissioner, then was director of administrative solutions in the Colorado Department of Human Services. More information: electsusanbeckman@comcast. net; www.electsusanbeckman.com

I have a proven track record of being accountable to the community, of being frugal with taxpayers’ money, and of making things happen that others said could not be done. I want to take to the state Legislature the lessons that I learned while serving as an Arapahoe County commissioner about stewardship of your tax dollars and responsive government service. I will continue my track record of fiscal responsibility, innovative thinking and tireless work ethic to protect our quality of life.

The Parker and Arapahoe Intersection was one of the most congested intersections in the state of Colorado. When the Colorado Department of Transportation informed Arapahoe County that it would be 30 years until needed improvements occurred, an innovative approach was needed. I led the effort to force prioritization by working with our congressional delegation, regional and city leaders. The strong coalition was successful, CDOT agreed to reprioritize and fund this project and a new $51 million-dollar interchange was constructed.

I love the quote “If you don’t know where you’re going any road will do” and it sure rings true in the Colorado Legislature with 500 disconnected draft bills introduced every year. Both parties would benefit from focusing on Colorado-specific problems. Time set aside before the legislative session begins for mutual strategic planning and prioritization would identify issues, guide legislation and direct the governor’s budget. This basic proven organizational effectiveness tool would be a good place to start.

It is wrong that a $27 billion-dollar state budget was adopted this year with less than $200 million for road construction projects. We cannot sit by and watch our transportation infrastructure deteriorate. A dedicated funding stream is needed to implement a strategic and well-communicated transportation initiative that would accelerate future federal transportation dollars on specific road projects across the state. This has been done in prior administrations with great accountability and success.

Reducing overregulation and over-legislating. With over 500 pieces of legislation introduced each year, every year, significant compliance requirements, additional red tape and burdensome regulations are passed down to individuals, local communities and business. I have seen what burdensome regulation does to local government and businesses. It leaves a trail of lost time, lost opportunities and lost revenue in its wake. Colorado needs strategic reform to reduce unnecessary and unfunded mandates for local government and businesses.

Robert Bowen

I am answering the call for change. My opponent offers more of the same; I will be an agent of change. I spent my career as business owner creating jobs; my opponent is a career politician. I do not take special interest money and I owe lobbyists no favors.

I served six years as state representative in the 1980s, in the minority party. I worked across the aisle and passed many pieces of important legislation that changed our community. My proudest achievement was passing legislation that resulted in RTD building the light rail system. Prior to my bill, no one was seriously discussing mass transit in Denver, let alone doing anything.

When I served, we listened to each other; we socialized with each other; we went to dinner. We still disagreed on issues, but our default position was compromise. We found common ground. That is how I, as a Democrat in a Republican Legislature, passed major bills. If elected, I will always listen and always seek compromise, like I did before.

It is dishonest to say we can fix our transportation system without money. We need to put together a statewide plan with specific projects and ask the voters for that money. That money must only be used on those projects, and when they are built, the tax must be automatically repealed. This takes leadership and guts. I led this way on light rail and I can do it again.

Honestly, there is more than one. Almost all the ignored issues including education, high tuition, roads, mental illness, addiction, and the homeless revolve around the lack of money and courage to deal with them. The biggest failure was not putting together a plan voters can trust and asking them for the money. As a result, we fall further behind each year, and the costs go up. We need change, not more of the same.

Susan Beckman

Party: Democrat About Bowen: The Colorado native has lived in Centennial for four years and is a retired business owner/ manager with a background in construction, real estate development and recycling. He holds a degree from Metro State and previously served as the state representative for House District 4 from 1982 to 1988. More information: Robert@bowen4colorado.com; 303-908-0187; Bowen4Colorado.com

Englewood questions focus on police, schools, marijuana By David Gilbert Special to Colorado Community Media Englewood voters’ ballots this year will be dominated by conflicting marijuana-related measures. One effort seeks to permit the retail sale of marijuana; another seeks to prohibit it. Another pair of measures addresses taxing retail marijuana, in case retail sales are approved: One of those measures would allow the city to quickly increase taxes on marijuana; another would require marijuana tax increases to occur more slowly. The remaining ballot measures regard improvements to city and school district infrastructure: One bond issue, if approved, would increase property taxes to pay back a loan to build a new police station, and another would increase property taxes to replace Englewood’s aging elementary schools. Finally, a mill levy override would increase property taxes to add money to the school district’s operating fund. Here’s a detailed look at each issue: Ballot Question 301 If approved, Ballot Question 301 would prohibit commercial cultivation, manufacturing and sale of recreational marijuana. Medical marijuana would not be affected. Recreational marijuana sales are already banned in Englewood by action of the city council, but the existing ban could be overturned by future councils. Ballot Question 301 would prohibit recreational sales even if future city councils wanted to allow such sales. Such a ban could only be overturned by another popular vote. Ballot Question 301 is the result of a citizen initiative, spearheaded

by Donna Macdonald and Peggy Bogaard-Lapp, the latter of whom lives on the same block as the yet-to-be-completed Trees medical marijuana dispensary in southwest Englewood, which was approved in 2014 despite opposition by neighbors. A similar petition by Macdonald and Bogaard-Lapp sought to prohibit medical marijuana sales in the city and shut down the four facilities approved by the city for sales or cultivation. That effort failed. Ballot Question 302 The result of another citizen initiative, Ballot Question 302 would allow recreational marijuana shops in Englewood, subject to regulation and licensing conditions set forth in the initiative petition. If this ballot question becomes law, until 2019 the city could only approve applications for recreational sales at the medical marijuana facilities the city has already approved. After that, the city could approve recreational marijuana shops in other locations, provided they conformed with zoning regulations. The measure would allow hours of operation from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., which could not be shortened by the city council. The measure was brought forth by Tim Brown, who says he will operate the as-yet-unfinished Trees dispensary in southwest Englewood, and Bruce Carter. Both listed their addresses on the petition as rental mailboxes at the UPS Store on Hampden Avenue. A website touting the measure, responsibleenglewood.org, is registered through Domains By Proxy, which obscures the name of the website’s registrant.

Ballot Questions 301 and 302, opposing and supporting recreational marijuana sales, are in direct conflict. If both pass, the measure that receives the most votes will prevail. Ballot Issue 300 A sister initiative to Ballot Question 302, Ballot Issue 300 seeks to regulate how recreational marijuana could be taxed in Englewood. If recreational marijuana sales were approved, Ballot Issue 300 would mandate an initial 3.5 percent sales tax on retail weed, which could not be increased before 2018. After that, the tax rate could only increase by 1.5 percent per year, up to a cap of 15 percent. The measure’s language specifies that revenues collected would be used to fund local law enforcement, educational programs, and the city’s general fund. Ballot Issue 2B A competing measure against Ballot Issue 300, Issue 2B seeks a different tax structure for revenue collected from recreational marijuana sales. Issue 2B, proposed by the city council, mandates an initial 3.5 percent sales tax rate on recreational marijuana, but allows the city to increase or decrease the tax rate at will without voter approval, up to a cap of 15 percent. Ballot Issue 2C The city’s police station is outdated, inadequate and in need of replacement, according to police and city officials. Ballot Issue 2C would increase property taxes by $2 per month per $100,000 of assessed property value to repay debt that would be created when the city sells approximately $27 million in bonds to finance the building of

a new police headquarters. The current police headquarters, built in 1972, has a number of problems, say city officials. The roof leaks, forcing staff to cover their desks and computers with plastic sheeting during rainstorms. The facility has six holding cells, of which two have been converted into evidence storage. The remaining four are often overcrowded. The parking lot is unsecured, leaving vehicles susceptible to vandalism and damage. A mailer sent out by the Englewood Police Department in September says the city’s police face greater challenges than when the building was built, owing to an increase in population density, as well as “meth labs, illegal marijuana grow operations, white supremacists, and a proliferation of weapons on the street.” The city hopes to begin building a new police station — possibly adjacent to the current station — as early as next year, with construction wrapping up in 2018. The measure would generate around $2.2 million a year toward paying back the loan, with a total anticipated repayment cost of $47.9 million. Ballot Issue 3E Citing the success of the 2011 bond issue that replaced the old Englewood High School with a new facility, the Englewood School District is now looking to replace its four aging elementary schools and one preschool. The school bond issue would allow the district to sell $97.5 million in bonds, funded by a property tax increase of $4.58 per month per $100,000 of assessed property value. The money would pay to build

new schools on the sites of the current buildings. The schools, each at least 60 years old, are rife with problems, according to district officials: insufficient fire suppression systems, noncompliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and obsolete HVAC systems. They say complete rebuilds are more cost-effective than lengthy piecemeal renovations.

Ballot Issue 3D Englewood Schools are also seeking a mill levy override to add $1.5 million to the district’s annual operations budget, which the district says would “augment safety and security, attract and retain highly qualified teachers, support staff and leaders, maintain current instructional technology resources, and maintain district facilities and grounds.” The mill levy override would increase property taxes by $2.08 per month per $100,000 of property value. Limitations imposed by the TABOR amendment and Amendment 23 have hampered school funding in Colorado, and state funding of districts has withered in recent years. Although marijuana tax revenues are widely believed to go toward school operations budgets, they do not: Instead, marijuana revenues go toward a grant fund to pay for school construction in impoverished and rural districts. Marijuana tax revenues provide tens of millions of dollars towards the grant fund, but school construction needs across the state are in the tens of billions of dollars. If the police bond, school bond and mill levy override were all approved, property taxes on a $300,000 home would increase by about $300 a year.


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State board of Education, District 6

Rebecca McClellan Party: Democrat About McClellan: The Centennial resident has worked in banking and is a former small business owner. She served on the Centennial City Council for eight years, with a term as mayor pro tem. More information: Rebecca@ McClellanforColorado.com; 303-956-2845; www.McClellanforColorado.com

Debora Scheffel Party: Republican About Scheffel: The incumbent, a Parker resident, has worked in education for three decades, starting her career as a teacher. She has worked as a professor and was appointed dean of the school of education at Colorado Christian University in 2013. More information: debora.scheffel@gmail. com;https: debscheffel.com; www.facebook. com/deborascheffelforstateboard

Why should voters choose you for this office?

Describe an accomplishment that best illustrates your effectiveness as a leader.

What is the biggest problem faced by public K-12 education in Colorado and how would you help solve it?

What is your stance on the proliferation of charter schools in Colorado?

Is there too much standardized testing of Colorado students?

If elected, I will be the only member of the state board of education with a child in public school. I am a longtime supporter of public education, serving as council liaison to public schools while a city councilmember and mayor pro tem. I believe every child deserves the kind of highquality public education my children are receiving so they can be well prepared for college or career.

While serving as city council liaison to the Cherry Creek School District, I worked with state legislators to develop and pass measures to improve school funding. I worked with Bicycle Colorado to deliver Safe Routes to Schools to our local schools. I’m proud to have supported our school resource officers for campus safety. Collaborating with partners to accomplish better outcomes for students is essential, and I am a proven collaborator.

Our greatest challenge is to ensure that every child in Colorado has access to the resources they need to become well prepared for college or career. I will be a strong advocate for smarter public education funding — especially increasing transparency, reducing administrative bloat and routing our tax dollars to the classroom, where they belong. Great schools are essential to a strong economy. I want to see every part of Colorado enjoy great schools and the high-wage jobs that follow.

I support local neighborhood public schools. While most chartering decisions are made at the local level, the state board of education has judicial review for appeals. Local input, including the input of local elected school board members, is important to consider when weighing an appeal. Rubber stamping questionable applications against the will of local stakeholders is a practice I would reverse in this seat. Tax credits or vouchers for private schools can also drain resources from our neighborhood schools, and I do not support these costly schemes.

Steps to reduce standardized testing have helped, and we must remain responsive to students, parents, teachers and community members regarding the impact of standardized testing on the learning process. I support the hub and spoke committees as they work to provide input for Colorado’s interpretation of ESSA. I am a public school parent who will listen to public input as we work to ensure that every child can become well prepared for college or career.

As a teacher and teacher of teachers, I know firsthand how important it is to provide support for teachers, staff and school leaders and how important it is for parents to be able to guide the public education of their students. I have a track record of working collaboratively to find solutions that provide communities the flexibility to meet their needs. I work hard to make sure we have a transparent accountable system.

Developing new regulations and laws that help keep students’ and staffs’ personally identifiable information safe and confidential are among the accomplishments that demonstrate my effectiveness as a leader. I worked with groups of parents, CDE’s staff, district staffs, legislators and fellow board members to create tougher regulations and new laws to protect data. This required tenacity, persistence, subtle persuasion and sometimes toughness, to bring people together to develop creative solutions, all essential leadership skills.

The biggest problem facing K-12 education is the variety of issues we face. From federal intrusion, to teachers needing resources and flexibility to meet the needs of their students, to adequate allocation of resources, to special interest groups trying to influence public education, the issues vary widely. This is why I am a strong supporter of local control and will work hard to support local communities developing solutions that work for their students, families and staff.

Every student’s needs are unique and we cannot afford to have a one-sizefits-all public education system. We must make sure there are options so that students have access to the public education solution that meets their needs. So I support community driven choices that provide highquality options for students and are accountable to the same standards as neighborhood schools.

Yes, Colorado students spend too much time taking standardized tests. I worked with my fellow board members to reduce testing time required by the state. Despite this, schools, districts, colleges and the armed services all require various standardized tests. In addition, students often face a variety of assessments to determine placement and or identify skills that need reinforcement. I will continue to work to reduce testing burdens so students spend more time learning.

For Clinton or Trump, the end might come early October is shaping up as the pivotal month, not November By Julie Pace and Hope Yen Associated Press

Each night, Hillary Clinton’s data experts head to a conference room on the 11th floor of her Brooklyn, New York, headquarters, to start counting votes. y The sessions in the “early voter boiler room,” as it’s been dubbed by campaign aides, stretch into the early hours of the morning. The team pores over turnout ,patterns in states where advance voting is already underway, projects how many votes Clinton and Republican Donald Trump have already received, and updates crucial targeting lists of the voters she still needs. For Clinton, October is when she’s likely to win or lose the election, not Nov. 8. This week, Clinton’s campaign hopes to have a solid enough sample of the early vote to know whether the Democrat is on track to win the White House. “Many battleground states are already voting so every day is Election Day,’’ said Matt Dover, Clinton’s voter analytics director. In several competitive states, including nNorth Carolina, Iowa, Colorado, Florida and Nevada, at least 45 percent of the total vote is expected to come in early. Initial metrics show good news for Clinton in North Carolina, a must-win state for Trump. There are modestly positive signs for the Republican in Iowa, but that’s a state the Democrat can likely afford to lose. The Republican National Committee, which oversees early voting and turnout operations for Trump, is also encouraging

supporters to take advantage of opportunities to cast ballots before Nov. 8. The party has significantly stepped up its analytics and voter targeting operations since being outmatched by Democrats in the past two presidential elections, but the 2016 race is the first test of its strength in a national election. Despite improvements, the RNC system was always intended to be a complement to whatever operations the eventual GOP nominee brought to the table. Trump arrived in the general election with intense enthusiasm among his core supporters but few ways to harness it into trackable voter data. Unlike Clinton, whose travel schedule is being built around voter registration deadlines and the start of early voting in key states, Trump’s battleground stops haven’t been pegged to those benchmarks. However, there is a noticeably more robust registration effort at Trump rallies and the candidate himself is making explicit early voting appeals to supporters. “Get those ballots in because the only

way this is going to be taken away (is) if we’re foolish or if we let people take it away from us,’’ Trump said Oct. 3 during a rally in Colorado. “I hate to interrupt my speech with these minor details but they’re very important, right?’’ Republicans traditionally do well initially with mail-in absentee balloting before Democrats surpass them during in-person early voting. That makes the start of in-person voting a key indicator as to whether core Democratic constituencies, such as young people and nonwhites, show up. “For me, voting early is a matter of convenience, and if I don’t do it I’m unlikely to vote at all,’’ said Joseph Wozniak, 23, of Macon, Georgia. A recent college graduate who declined to say who he is supporting in the election, Wozniak is working on early vote efforts for the nonpartisan organization Democracy Works. Thirty-seven states allow voting with little restriction before Election Day, either in person or via mail. As of this week, 34 of those states, including Colorado, are voting.

Iowa was the first of the battlegrounds to start in-person voting in late September. Of the 39,435 people who have cast ballots, 58 percent were Democrats and 25 percent were Republicans — but that was much closer than in 2012. In North Carolina, buoyed by strong voter interest, Clinton appears to hold an edge with Democratic ballots submitted so far currently leading Republican ones, 40 percent to 35 percent. At this point in 2012, Republicans had opened a wide lead over Democrats in ballots, due in part to strong support among older whites. For 2016, Clinton officials pointed in particular to a 13 percent increase in African-American and a 40 percent jump in Latino mail-in ballot requests. To them, it’s a hopeful sign that non-whites and young people will be engaged this election, part of a shift in campaign strategy to more strongly mobilize less reliable, sporadic voters first. Similarly in Florida, absentee balloting began only Oct. 4, but already more than 2.5 million people — nearly onethird of the total number of votes cast in 2012 — have requested ballots. In-person voting doesn’t begin until Oct. 24, so state Democrats are now strongly urging voters to vote by mail — including in a letter from President Barack Obama paid for by the party. “In Florida, voting is easier than ever because now you can vote by mail,’’ he writes. “It’s the fastest and most convenient way to make your voice heard.’’ In Obama’s historic 2008 race, he ran up such big early voting advantages in four battlegrounds — Colorado, Florida, Iowa and North Carolina — that his rival, John McCain, couldn’t catch up, despite winning the Election Day vote in those states, according to Associated Press data.


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PARTY REGISTRATION BY COUNTY

The following is a look at the active-voter registration figures in some Denver metro area counties and in Colorado as of Oct. 3: COUNTY

DEMOCRATIC PARTY

REPUBLICAN PARTY

LIBERTARIAN PARTY

GREEN PARTY

AMERICAN CONSTITUTION

UNAFFILIATED

TOTAL

ADAMS

81,026

57,721

2,218

580

777

81,780

224,152

ARAPAHOE

116,539

103,333

3,614

896

807

119,473

344,746

DENVER

188,286

55,969

4,417

1,786

990

127,042

378,602

DOUGLAS

41,664

94,011

2,289

355

318

64,168

202,818

ELBERT

2,239

9,659

146

23

50

5,064

17,181

JEFFERSON

112,784

113,403

3,931

1,079

750

133,396

365,400

STATE

998,845

992,944

34,125

10,284

8,715

1,080,438

3,125,919

Source: Colorado Secretary of State’s website: www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/VoterRegNumbers/VoterRegNumbers.html

Know how and where to vote in Arapahoe County Staff report Ballots were sent by mail earlier this week, beginning Oct. 17, to Arapahoe County residents registered to vote in the Nov. 8 general election. Voters can return their ballot by mail, drop it off at one of several locations or vote in person. Regardless of voting method, ballots must be received by 7 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 8. Voters can update their registration at www.govotecolorado.com up to Oct. 31 to receive a ballot by mail. After that date, ballots are not mailed and voters will need to go to a voter service and polling center to update their registration and request a ballot. The following drop-off locations in Littleton, Centennial and Englewood are available 24 hours a day from Oct. 17 through Nov. 7 and until 7 p.m. Nov. 8: • Arapahoe County Administration Building, 5334 S. Prince St., Littleton • Arapahoe County Elections Facility, 5251 S. Federal Blvd., Littleton • Clerk & Recorder Centennial Branch, 6954 S. Lima St., Centennial • City of Centennial, 13133 E. Arapahoe Rd., Centennial • Smoky Hill Library, 5430 S. Biscay

ACTIVE VOTERS VERSUS REGISTERED VOTERS Arapahoe County has more than 400,000 registered voters, with about 333,000 of them listed as active voters. What’s the difference? “Active voters used to be people who voted on a regular basis,” said county Clerk and Recorder Matt Crane. “If you didn’t vote in a general election, then you were moved to inactive, and after missing two more general elections then you would be canceled.” House Bill 1303, signed into law in 2013,

Circle, Centennial • Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway, Englewood The following location will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays beginning Oct. 24 and will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 8: • Southglenn Library, 6972 S. Vine St., Centennial In addition, the following drop-off locations in Littleton and Centennial will be open on Nov. 5, 7 and 8.

changed that, and also authorized same-day voter registration. “An active voter is anybody newly registered, anybody who votes or has any activity in our office, or who hasn’t moved,” Crane said. “If you’re inactive now, it’s most likely because you’ve either moved or we’ve gotten a return mail from the address.” Crane said people who have moved should go to www.govotecolorado.com to update their registration.

• Cherry Creek Public Schools Instructional Support Facility, 5416 S. Riviera Way, Centennial • St. Mary Catholic Church, 6853 S. Prince St., Littleton • St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 8035 S. Quebec St., Centennial While most voting in Colorado and in Arapahoe County is done by mail, residents can also choose to cast their ballot in person. Voting — as well as registering to vote, updating voter registration, replacing a ballot and dropping off a bal-

lot — can be done at one of several voter service and polling centers. Six centers in Littleton, Centennial and Englewood will be open from Oct. 24 through Nov. 8. All of those centers are at locations mentioned above: the county elections facility, the county administration building, the Clerk & Recorder Centennial Branch, Smoky Hill Library, Southglenn Library and Englewood Civic Center. These will be open on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Three additional centers will be open on Nov. 5, 7 and 8. They will be located at the Cherry Creek Public Schools Instructional Support Facility, St. Mary Catholic Church and St. Thomas More Catholic Church. They will be open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 5, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 7 and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 8. For a full list of Arapahoe County drop-off and polling locations and more election information, visit www.arapahoevotes.com. Voters can also sign up at the same web address for Ballot Track, which will tell them when their ballot has been mailed as well as when it has been received and counted.

STATE SENATE DISTRICTS IN ARAPAHOE COUNTY

STATE HOUSE DISTRICTS IN WESTERN ARAPAHOE COUNTY

Source: Colorado Secretary of State’ s Office


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THIS WEEK’S

TOP 5

THINGS TO DO THEATER/FILM

Auto Shop of Horrors Castle Rock filmmaker Tim Gallagher and the Douglas County Veteran’s Monument Foundation present the premiere of Auto Shop of Horrors followed by a concert from local band Over The Castle. Program runs from 7-10:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at Kirk Hall at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Tickets are available at 1 Stop Tire and Auto or online from ShiningLightEvents.com. Go to Facebook.com/AutoShopOfHorrors. Film is rated TV-14 DV. Feel free to come in Halloween costume; no full masks please. Food and drinks available.

MUSIC/CONCERTS

Live! With Peter Fletcher Enjoy an evening of classical guitar performed by Peter Fletcher at Live! With Peter Fletcher at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Lone Tree Library, 10055 Library Way. Fletcher will perform selections of classical masterworks, including Paganini’s dazzling “Caprice No. 24,” the ever-popular “Cordoba” by Spanish composer Isaac Albeniz, and Bach’s monumental “Lute Suite No. 3,” among other arrangements. Registration is required at 303-791-7323 or DouglasCountyLibraries.org. Arapahoe Philharmonic Play-In The Arapahoe Philharmonic presents a play-in for high school orchestra and band students in Arapahoe and Douglas counties, as well as for avocational adult musicians in the community, to play side-by-side with Arapahoe Philharmonic musicians. The full-day play-in is Sunday, Oct. 23 at Chaparral High School, 15655 Brookstone Drive, Parker. Participants will spend the day rehearsing the first movement of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and Sibelius’s Finlandia. The community is invited to a free 30-minute performance at 6:30 p.m. No tickets are required.

Hoofin’ It Through the Hollows 5K Bring the family out for a 5K run/walk Halloween celebration at 5:45 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 at deKoevend Park, 6315 S. University Blvd., Centennial. Dress in your Halloween best for a chance to win various costume contests. Stay after for s’more roasting and beer garden for ages 21-plus. Register at bitly.com/hoofin-it-ssprd. Community Shred Event Help reduce your chances of becoming a victim of identity theft at a community shred event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 22, at Public Service Credit Union, 9990 Park Meadows Drive, Lone Tree. Bring all your unwanted documents and watch them get shredded. Shred trucks on site. All residents welcome; no membership required. Refreshments offered. A complimentary seminar by the Hughes Law Firm also is offered from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Quilt Sale, Boutique The Ave Maria Mission Quilters plans its Quilt Sale and Boutique from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 and from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23 at Ave Maria Catholic Church, 9056 E. Parker Road in Parker. A beautiful selection of quilts, table runners/ toppers, home accessories and children’s items will be available for sale. Proceeds enable the Quilters to make and donate quilts to various charities and are also distributed to various community organizations as well as the Hands of Hope Ministries.

Festival Choir Join the Festival Choir at St. Andrew United Methodist for a short-term choral experience. Rehearsals are from 7:15-8:15 p.m. Wednesdays from Oct. 26 to Dec. 14 at the church, 9203 S. University Blvd., Highlands Ranch. Performances will be Dec. 16-17. Be part of the Christmas immersion concerts with full professional orchestra, handbells and narration. Contact Mark Zwilling at 303-7942683 or mzwilling@gostandrew.com

Prescription Drug Take Back Safely dispose of unused, unwanted or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. In Highlands Ranch, bring items from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Highlands Ranch Substation, 9250 Zotos Drive. Call 303-791-0430. FIND MORE THINGS TO DO ONLINE ColoradoCommunityMedia.com/events

Pancakes to Support Those That Support You A benefit pancake breakfast for Detective Dan Brite and the Douglas County Fallen Officer Fund is planned from 7-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Millhouse at Philip S. Miller Park in Castle Rock. Call 303-887-2741. Bowlero Grand Opening Bowlero Lone Tree plans a grand opening celebration from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at 9255 Kimmer Drive, Lone Tree (formerly Brunswick Zone). This family-friendly event is hosted by Demaryius Thomas of the Denver Broncos. All guests will receive a free game of bowling, show rental and a $5 arcade card. Bowlero is a high-end, award-winning concept that puts a retro-modern spin on classic bowling fun. U.S. Citizenship Class Learn what is necessary to become a U.S. citizen and complete the necessary application paperwork. Class takes place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 22 and again Saturday, Oct. 29, at Douglas County Libraries in Parker, 20105 E. Mainstreet. You’ll learn U.S. history, government, and other information in preparation for passing the interview, and can watch citizenship interviews. A representative from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will answer questions. Registration for the class of your choice is required at 303-791-7323 or DCL.org. Writer Series: Talk to a Publisher Are you writing a book? Talk to a publishing expert at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, at Douglas County Libraries in Parker, 20105 E. Mainstreet. Conundrum Press publisher Caleb J. Seeling will be the guest speaker. This is the second installment in DCL’s Writer Series, which covers writing, editing/ publishing, and finding a literary agent. Registration is required at 303-7917323 or DCL.org. Tech Together Adults can get help with understanding and using their new Kindle Fire, Android tablet, smartwatch or other new technology at Tech Together at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at Douglas County Libraries in Parker, 20105 E. Mainstreet. Highly skilled librarians will provide one-on-one assistance. Registration is required at 303-791-7323 or DCL.org.

Special Needs Halloween Dance The Highlands Ranch Community Association therapeutic recreation program is hosting a night of fun, food, prizes and dancing for people ages 16 and up. Join us for some ghoulish games, fearsome fun and frightening food. Don’t forget your costume. Dance is from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at the Recreation Center at Southridge, Wildcat Auditorium. Call 303-471-7043 or go to www.hrcaonline. org/tr.

Local Candidate Forum The Arc Arapahoe & Douglas Counties and Developmental Pathways will host a candidates’ forum for state representatives and senators running for office in Arapahoe and Douglas counties. The purpose of the event is to introduce the public to candidates in their respective districts and to provide them with the opportunity to engage in conversation about topics that affect individuals with disabilities. Event is planned from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the Family Resource Pavilion, 9700 E. Easter Lane, Centennial. Forum is free and open to the public.

Halloween Sounds Douglas Elbert Music Teachers students will sing and play piano and other instruments during the Halloween Sounds concert at noon, 2, 4 and 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 at Parker Bible Church, 4391 Mainstreet, Parker. Beginning to advanced students will be playing songs in costumes and are guaranteed to be haunting. Call Ann Riggs at 303-841-2976.

Let’s Talk About Books Book lovers can join in a fun evening of book talks featuring the Tattered Cover’s lead book buyer Cathy Lange. Talk is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at Douglas County Libraries in Lone Tree, 10055 Library Way. Get a fresh book list, with refreshments and door prizes to boot. Registration is required at 303-791-7323 or DCL.org.

EVENTS

HEALTH

SouthGlenn Spooky Streets The Streets at SouthGlenn plans its annual Spooky Streets event from 4:307:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21 in and around Commons Park. Event features the Pumpkin Parade decorating and carving contest, special family entertainment, candy and other family-friendly surprises and activities. Admission is free. Call 303-771-4004 or go to www.shopsouthglenn.com for information. Calling All Book Lovers Need a new book list? Join Book Lovers at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at the James H. LaRue Library, 9292 Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch, for a fun presentation by library staff and a special guest via Skype, Virginia Stanley of Harper Collins. Door prizes will be given out and refreshments served. Registration is required at 303-791-7323 or DouglasCountyLibraries.org. What’s Right About Your Writing Castle Rock Writers Conference 2016: What’s Right about Your Writing! is planned from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at 3737 New Hope Way, Castle Rock. Twenty amazing faculty members, agent pitches, and more. Go to www.castlerockwriters.com for information and to register. For more information, contact director Alice Aldridge-Dennis, 303-521-8615. Great Pumpkin Haul

Colorado Haunted History Littleton author Ann Westerberg will take you on a trip through the most infamous haunted places of our state. Program runs from 2-3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, at Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. Hear about ghostly encounters at the GrantHumphries Mansion, the Brown Palace Hotel, Union Station, Cheesman Park, the Denver Botanic Gardens, Springer Castle in Highlands Ranch, the Buckhorn Exchange and more. Westerberg will also talk about her family’s encounter with ghosts in Manitou Springs. Ann Westerberg is the author of “Colorado Ghost Tours: Haunted History & Encounters with the Afterlife.” Call 303795-3961.

October 20, 2016

Pick out a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch and carry it over, under and through a variety of obstacles during the fifth Great Pumpkin Haul. Mini pumpkins are provided, and families can participate in the event together. A free pumpkin bootcamp, led by Orange Theory Fitness, allows participants to use their pumpkins in a full body workout. The Great Pumpkin Haul begins at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 at Chatfield Botanic Gardens. Post Haul participants enjoy a fall festival, which includes seasonal brews, hot apple cider, food trucks, a Pumpkin yoga class to stretch out, hay rides, a free kids’ course and discounted tickets to the annual corn maze. Details about the event available at www. thegreatpumpkinhaul.com. Proceeds benefit Camp Como, a Christian-based nonprofit that organizes adventures and camps to get kids outside and active. Go to www.campcomo.com. History Walk Join the Castle Rock Historical Society on Saturday, Oct. 22, as we walk leisurely for about 40 minutes stopping at about a dozen selected gave sites to hear brief stories of the deceased. The tour will include historical society members portraying some of our local people in history. Cedar Hill was founded in 1875 and is the only cemetery in Castle Rock. It contains the remains of pioneers significant in the early history of Castle Rock and Douglas County. The historic section of the cemetery contains numerous unique stones and markers that represent the culture and lifestyles of various Douglas County families. Meet at the Cedar Hill Cemetery; tour starts at 4:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served following the tour. Contact the Castle Rock Museum at 303-814-3164, museum@castlerockhistoricalsociety.org, www.castlerockhistoricalsociety.org. Tour is free. Online, Social Media Safety A free seminar for parents about keeping kids safe online and with social media is scheduled from 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Mountain View Christian Church, 40 E. Highlands Ranch Parkway, Highlands Ranch. Go to mountainviewfamily.org.

Healthy Gut Healthy Body Did you know that the health inside your gut affects everything else? Sometimes the gut is called the second brain. Learn ways to heal and feel your best through fermented foods, probiotics, stomach acid, tackling hidden food allergies and more. Come to a free seminar and take health into your own hands. It all begins in the gut. Program is led by Trisha Ackerman, holistic nutritionist, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 at the Parker Library, 20105 Mainstreet. Contact Trisha@Nutrition4supportandWellness.com. Healthy Back Seminar HealthyPeople.Gov reports Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on low back pain. Learn how to reduce the risk of developing back problems at a Healthy Back seminar from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3 at Life Care Center of Stonegate, at 15720 Garden Plaza Drive, Parker. Seminar will include resources and a demonstration of stretches and exercises. RSVP by Oct. 26 at 303-805-2085, ext. 4520. Alzheimer’s Symposium A full day of training and education for health care professionals and families who provide care for persons with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia is planned for Monday, Oct. 31, at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center. The program also offers a limited number of individuals a chance to enroll for a virtual dementia tour, which enables the individual to experience some of the physical and mental challenges faced by those with dementia. For information, go to www.alz.org/co or call 800-272-3900. Head•Strong Sport Psychology A workshop for 11- to 14-year-old athletes designed to build confidence and develop resiliency through mental skills training is offered from 4:30-6 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 3 at the Creekside II Clubhouse, 6087 S. Quebec St., Centennial. Contact 720-724-4548 or drkatebennett@gmail.com. Go to www.livetrainthrive.com. Find 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.

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English Learners Practice your English is a club that allows adults from all language backgrounds to practice lively, informal conversations in English on every day topics. For all levels of English learners. Discussion topics vary, and conversation group is facilitated. Group meets at 10:30 a.m. Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. at the James H. LaRue Library, 9292 Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch. No registration is required; information at 303-791-7323 or DouglasCountyLibraries.org. 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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OPOCS SINGLES CLUB-55 PLUS A CIRCLE OF FRIENDS Social hours monthly 4-6pm Lakewood 3 Margaritas 2nd Tuesday of the month Guest Hostess Carol @ 303-389-7707 Lakewood Chad's 4th Tuesday of the month Hostess Darlene @ 303-233-4099 4th Thursday Denver - Baker Street Pub 8101 East Bellview Host Harold @ 303-693-3464 For more info and monthly newsletter call JoAnn membership chairman or Mary President @ 303-985-8937 Want To Purchase minerals and other oil/gas interests. Send details to: P.O. Box 13557 Denver, CO 80201

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9th Annual Craft Fair Friday, October 28th, 10am-4pm & Saturday, October 29th, 9am3pm 11355 Sheridan Blvd., Westminster Suggested admission is nonperishable food for the Growing Home Food Pantry. Café and Cookie Walk available to support our Nursery & Children’s Ministries.

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SPORTS

LOCAL

Leaves, leagues may change, but results stay same

Senior quarterback Chase Hansen rolls out to deliver a pass during the 4A Plains League game against Gateway on Oct. 14 at Littleton Public Schools Stadium. Hansen threw three touchdown passes in the Eagles’ 40-6 victory. Photo by Jim Benton

Heritage rolls to easy win Eagles remain unbeaten in Plains League By Jim Benton jbenton@colorado communitymedia.com Heritage used four quarterbacks in the second half of its Oct. 14 game against Gateway, but the Eagles do not have a quarterback controversy. Coach Tyler Knoblock had the opportunity to clear his bench with the 40-point mercy rule and a running clock enforced early in the third quarter, as the Eagles cruised to a 40-6 Class 4A Plains League victory over the Olympians at Littleton Public Schools Stadium. “It’s nice when you can get some of those guys who don’t get a lot of playing time in the game,” said Knoblock. “It makes you happy to be a football coach.” The win improved the Eagles’ league record to 2-0 and 5-2 overall.

Key moments Senior quarterback Chase Hanson hit tight end John Carlson with a 7-yard touchdown pass with 4:41 left in the first quarter to start the rout. Key players/statistics Hanson threw three touchdown passes, two to Hanson, before the starters went to the sidelines when the Eagles reached the 40-point margin with 9:54 left in the third quarter. Tyler Zoesch, who game into the game as the league’s rushing leader, had a 5-yard touchdown run. Josh Martin added a 28-yard sprint for a touchdown. Mitchell Debban caught a 44-yard TD strike from Hanson and Caleb Tompson wrapped up the Eagles scoring with a 4-yard TD run. Gateway gambled five times to gain first downs on fourth-down plays but converted only one. They said it “We did not overlook them

because we know Gateway has great athletes,” said Hanson. “The defense did a great job holding them down, stopping them on big fourth downs, and the big boys up front let us open up the passing game a little bit.” Carlson was called for holding on Heritage’s first series, which nullified a long run by Martin. But that was only time Heritage was forced to punt. “Offensively, we clicked and we looked really good,” said Carlson. “It was an all-around great game, and we’re getting ready for a dogfight next week.” Knoblock couldn’t keep from looking ahead after the Eagles grabbed a 33-0 halftime lead. “I was really proud to come out and have a first half like we did,” he said. “We have a big contest next week. We’ve already been working to make preparations on a couple things we might use in a couple of league contests we have left.”

Fall is the time for change. Leaves on trees change color and fall off. And this past week, I’ve had to change the climatecontrol system in the car from air conditioning during the warmth of the afternoon to the heat in the evening to take off the chill. There has also been a change with the new league alignments in high school football. The idea was to dissolve leagues like the Centennial and 5A Jefferson County that seemed to always have some of the state’s best teams playing against each other week after week during the conference schedule. There was an occasional lopsided victory, which can’t be avoided no matter which teams are playing in which leagues. Those blowouts have not been eliminated in the new alignments. Jim Benton Hopefully, games will get OVERTIME more competitive, but the good teams will continue to be good no matter the alignment or the name of the league. In the seven new Class 5A leagues, the average margin of victory during the first week of conference play was 26.9 points with five games decided by more than 40 points. Games were a little closer in the second week of 5A conference play with a one-point decision, three four- point victories and a five-point margin, but those were offset by a 55-point blowout and three 40-plus-point lopsided games. The average margin of victory was 23.8 points in the second week of league games. Class 4A has also seen its share of routs. Take the Plains League for example. The average margin of victory in the first two weeks is 39.5. These new leagues will remain in 2017 for the second year of the cycle before the conferences will again be changed in the waterfall format that snakes schools into leagues based on two-year Ratings Performance Index rankings, which are generated by a computer. Sometimes change is good, but maybe more geographical reasoning needs to be included in the league realignments. Consider this: At the start of the football game between home standing Legend and Poudre from Fort Collins on Oct. 13, there were 51 people in the visitors’ bleachers at Echo Park Stadium in Parker. RPI standings If you don’t understand how the RPI standings in football are compiled, there is a formula but most of the time it’s easier just to look up the standings at chsaanow.com/rpi In the seven 5A and 4A leagues, the league champions automatically gain a spot in the 16team playoffs with the other teams being selected via RPI.

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why I love it and continue to play.

KEEPING SCORE WITH... HANNAH STANLEY Junior softball player hool ThunderRidge High Sc

Why do you participate in sports? I participate in sports mainly for my love of the game. However, the friendships and bonds I have made through the sport are a big factor in

Do you have any pre-competition superstitions or rituals? I always put my uniform on in the same order, and before an at-bat, I always put my left batting glove on first. What are your plans for after high school graduation? After I graduate high school, I hope to play softball in college and study medicine. “Keeping Score With…” is a Q&A with high school athletes in the south metro area. Email Colorado Community Media sports writer Jim Benton at jbenton @coloradocommunitymedia.com if you or someone you know would like to participate.

 James Logan, cross country, senior, Arapahoe: He won the Continental League cross country championship with a time of 15 minutes, 52 seconds on Oct. 13 at DeKoevend Park in Centennial.  Shae Henley, cross country, freshman, ThunderRidge: She was crowned the Continental League’s girls cross country champion on Oct. 12 at Green Lake Park in Denver with a winning time of 18:40.00.  Robby Hill, tennis, senior, Cherry Creek: Hill wrapped up the Class 5A No. 2 singles title with a grueling 6-7, 7-5, 6-4 win over Denver East’s Charlie Franks on Oct. 15 at the Gates Tennis Center in Denver.  Jack Kane, football, senior, Castle View:

Kane was in on 17 tackles, including one for a sack and two for losses in the Sabercats’ 28-27 overtime victory over Rocky Mountain on Oct. 14  William Willis, football, senior, Lutheran: Willis had another big passing game, going 24-of-35 for 311 yards and two touchdowns in the Lions’ 31-13 triumph over Evergreen. In the past two games, Willis has thrown for 559 yards. Colorado Community Media selects five athletes from high schools in the south metro area each week as “Standout Performers.” Preference is given to athletes making their debut on the list. To nominate an athlete, contact Jim Benton at jbenton@coloradocommunitymedia.com


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Peg Smith pushes toward the finish line and is the first Heritage girl to complete the race at the Oct. 13 Continental League Cross Country Meet. Smith posted a time of 20:30 as she finished 23rd in the field of 76 runners entered in the girls varsity race. Smith’s performance helped the Eagles to finish sixth in the team standings. Photo by Tom Munds

Eagles run well at league meet Boys, girls race together at 5K cross country event By Tom Munds tmunds@colorado communitymedia.com The young Heritage team’s runners turned in good performances by running close together in the field, as the girls finished sixth and the boys finishing ninth at the Oct. 13 Continental League Cross Country Meet held at the Lowry Sports Complex. Eagles coach Brian Runyon said Heritage boys and girls team are both young which is a good sign for the future of cross country. “We had about 80 athletes out for the team this season and that is a good for the future of Heritage cross country,” he said. “We have freshmen and sophomores on the varsity, plus our young kids who run JV and open races are learning the sport. We expect a good performance this year and even stronger teams in the future.” Runyon said the girls team has run well this season. He said their strength is that the Eagles run races together as a group. The team lived up to the prediction as they finished sixth at the league meet with 162 team points, just one point behind fifth-place Highlands Ranch. Peg Smith led the Eagles team to the finish line as she placed 23rd with a time of 20:30. She was followed across the line by the next four teammates who scored team points for the Eagles — Mia Henderson, 29th, Ramona Gress , 30th, Laurette Selleck, 39th and Madison Castro 41st. Smith’s time was only 43 seconds faster than Castro’s time of 21:13. Runyon said the boys team is made up of freshmen and sophomores who have been bumped up to varsity and are holding their own. “Unfortunately, we are a little short-handed today as the two runners who led us last week won’t run today so they can

rest up and be ready for regionals,” he said. The boys team finished ninth with 188 points as the Eagles were grouped together at the finish line. Max Tenbraak was the first Heritage runner to finish the race as he placed 27th in the field of 77 runners with a time of 17:34. The other runners who scored team points for the Eagles were Marred Holt (31st), Simeon Ehm (36th), Cory Kennedy (38th) and Cole Van Vleet (56th). Cross country is a team sport as well as an individual sport. Each runner pushed hard to finish as high in the individual standings as possible

because team scores are based on how runners place in the field. The first runner across the finish line earns one team point and the 10th runner earns 10 points. At the league meet, a team could enter up to seven runners but only the points from the first five finishers count for the team score. Mountain Vista won the girls team title with 27 points and Rock Canyon was second with 69 points. The order was reversed in the boys race as Rock Canyon won the team title with 32 points and Mountain Vista was second with 52 points.

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Ethan Hillis returns a forehand during his No. 1 singles match at the Oct. 15 state boys tennis championship. The Cherry Creek senior won the state title by defeating Dawid Kijak of Overland 6-0, 6-1. The Hillis win helped the Bruins win their sixth team championship in a row. Photo by Tom Munds

Bruins win another state crown Cherry Creek captures sixth straight state boys tennis team title By Tom Munds tmunds@colorado communitymedia.com For the sixth consecutive year and the 42nd time in 45 years, Cherry Creek claimed the state boys team title. Going into the final day of the tournament on Oct. 15, the title race was tight with four teams — the Bruins, Denver East, Regis and Fairview — in contention for the championship. But the Bruins pulled ahead of the field to stay with wins at No. 1 singles and the third-place finish at No. 1 doubles with a win over the Denver East team. Cherry Creek staked its claim to the gold trophy early as Ethan Hillis defeat-

ed Dawid Kijak of Overland in straight sets, 6-0, 6-1, in a match that took about 45 minutes. Hillis said he was looking forward to the state championship match because he finished second at state as a sophomore and didn’t play high school tennis as a junior. “I felt very good coming into today’s match,” he said after his win. “I was very happy to get this win and complete an undefeated season.” The Bruin senior went out of state to play tennis in preparation for the match. “I went and played in a division 4 amateur youth tennis tournament and I feel that helped get me ready for today,” he said. “I feel my strength on the court is my consistent play — and the fact I don’t have any weak areas in my game.” Kijak had a lot of momentum coming into the

championship but Hillis said he was ready to play his game. “Winning the state title is a great feeling,” Hillis said. “On a scale of one to 10 it is an 8 1/2 or a nine.” Jack Alexander of Heritage was the only other player from an area team to advance to the final day’s action as he played for third place at No. 2 singles against Ethan Schacht of Fairview. Alexander lost the first set 7-5, but regained his composure and won the next two sets, 6-1, 6-1. “Today was a tough one,” he said after the match. “After that first-set loss, I got the nervousness under control, I got my strokes going and I was more aggressive.” He said having his former coach, friends and families cheering for him helped give him an energy boost for the second set and helped him overcome

the fact he was tired going into the final set. “I was at state last year and didn’t do as well as I did this year,” he said. “It felt great to get back to state. Finishing third is one of the better days of my entire life.” Seven Bruins singles players or doubles teams competed for first or third place on the final day, attesting to the team’s depth and strength. Cherry Creek won six of the seven final day’s matches. Bruins champions were Ethan Hillis, no. 1 singles, Jack Hill, No. 2 singles, Stone Heyman and Nick Eidler, No. 3 doubles, and Zach Smith and Nick Svichara, No. 4 doubles. Cherry Creek’s third-place finishers included Jacob Bendalin and Ben Murray, No. 1 doubles, and Sam Angell and Drew Hill, No. 2 doubles.

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The top five teams in the Class 5A RPI standings, in order, compiled Oct. 16 are Regis Jesuit, Valor Christian, Grandview, Mullen and Cherry Creek. Mountain Vista is 15, ThunderRidge 16 and Legend 17, but there are still three weeks of action remaining and many changes will be forthcoming. Highlands Ranch standout transfers Leilah Vigil, the leading scorer for the Highlands Ranch girls basketball team the past two seasons, has transferred to Grandview High in Aurora. The junior will be playing with Grandview senior standout Michaela Onyenwere after the Colorado High School Activities Association deemed Vigil will have full eligibility since the transfer was viewed as a bona fide family move. Jim Benton is a sports writer for Colorado Community Media. He can be reached at jbenton@coloradocommunitymedia.com.


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Name of Record Owner as evidenced on the Notice of Election and Demand or other person entitled Johri L. Kasliwal and Kushal Kasliwal Address of Record Owner as evidenced on the recorded instrument evidencing the owner's interest 140 E. Highline Circle, #202, Littleton, CO 80122 Recording Date of Deed of Trust January 08, 1999 Recording Information A9004382 Recording Date of Notice of Election and Demand March 16, 2016 Recording Information of Notice of Election and Demand D6026427

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 SECTION 38-38-103.2, THE BORROWER MAY FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE Colorado Attorney General COLORADO ATTORNEY GENERAL, To advertise your public1300 notices call 303-566-4100 Broadway, 10th Floor THE FEDERAL CONSUMER FINANDenver, Colorado 80203 CIAL PROTECTION BUREAU (CFPB), OR BOTH. THE FILING OF A COM(800) 222-4444 PLAINT WILL NOT STOP THE FOREwww.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov CLOSURE PROCESS. Federal Consumer Financial Colorado Attorney General Protection Bureau 1300 Broadway, 10th Floor P.O. Box 4503 Denver, Colorado 80203 Iowa City, Iowa 52244 (800) 222-4444 (855) 411-2372 www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov www.consumerfinance.gov

Public Notices To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust:

COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 0466-2016

Public Trustees COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 0452-2016 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On July 29, 2016, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Arapahoe records. Original Grantor(s) LINDA R. CALKINS Original Beneficiary(ies) BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION (“FANNIE MAE”), A CORPORATION ORGANIZED AND EXISTING UNDER THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Date of Deed of Trust February 24, 2003 County of Recording Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust March 04, 2003 Recording Information (Reception No. and/or Book/Page No.) B3047595 Original Principal Amount $144,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $112,086.65 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT 126, THE KNOLLS WEST FILING N O . 1 , C O U N T Y O F A R A P A H O E, STATE OF COLORADO Also known by street and number as: 7097 S KNOLLS WAY, CENTENNIAL, CO 80122. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 11/16/2016, at the East Hearing Room, County Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado, 80120, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)' heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys' fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 9/22/2016 Last Publication: 10/20/2016 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; 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 SECTION 38-38-103.2, THE BORROWER MAY FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE COLORADO ATTORNEY GENERAL, THE FEDERAL CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU (CFPB), OR BOTH. THE FILING OF A COMPLAINT WILL NOT STOP THE FORECLOSURE PROCESS. Colorado Attorney General 1300 Broadway, 10th Floor Denver, Colorado 80203 (800) 222-4444 www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau P.O. Box 4503 Iowa City, Iowa 52244 (855) 411-2372 www.consumerfinance.gov DATE: 07/29/2016 Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: Holly Ryan #32647 Toni M. Owan #30580 Jolene Guignet #46144 Medved Dale Decker & Deere, LLC 355 Union Blvd., Suite 250, Lakewood, CO 80228 (303) 274-0155 Attorney File # 16-914-29393 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. ©Public Trustees' Association of Colorado Revised 1/2015 Legal Notice NO.: 0452-2016 First Publication: 9/22/2016 Last Publication: 10/20/2016 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 0466-2016 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust:

On August 5, 2016, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Arapahoe records.

To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust:

Public Trustees

On August 5, 2016, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Arapahoe records. Original Grantor(s) Michael Gentala Original Beneficiary(ies) Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., acting solely as nominee for First Option Lending. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt Franklin American Mortgage Company Date of Deed of Trust May 01, 2014 County of Recording Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust May 07, 2014 Recording Information (Reception No. and/or Book/Page No.) D4037886 Original Principal Amount $235,850.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $230,523.00 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT 19, BLOCK 19, SOUTHGLENN FOURTH FILING, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO Also known by street and number as: 6715 S Gilpin Cir E, Centennial, CO 80122. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 12/07/2016, at the East Hearing Room, County Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado, 80120, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)' heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys' fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 10/13/2016 Last Publication: 11/10/2016 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; 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 SECTION 38-38-103.2, THE BORROWER MAY FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE COLORADO ATTORNEY GENERAL, THE FEDERAL CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU (CFPB), OR BOTH. THE FILING OF A COMPLAINT WILL NOT STOP THE FORECLOSURE PROCESS. Colorado Attorney General 1300 Broadway, 10th Floor Denver, Colorado 80203 (800) 222-4444 www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau P.O. Box 4503 Iowa City, Iowa 52244 (855) 411-2372 www.consumerfinance.gov DATE: 08/05/2016 Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee

On August 12, 2016, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Arapahoe records.

Original Grantor(s) Kendra T. Carlson and Jason T. Papini Original Beneficiary(ies) Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. acting solely as nominee for Quicken Loans Inc Current Holder of Evidence of Debt JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Date of Deed of Trust March 06, 2008 County of Recording Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust March 11, 2008 Recording Information (Reception No. and/or Book/Page No.) B8028395 Original Principal Amount $185,850.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $179,438.56

Public Trustees

Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT 16, BLOCK 1, SOUTHPARK SUBDIVISION FILING NO.3, ACCORDING TO THE RECORDED PLAT THEREOF, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 7705 S CURTICE WAY D, LITTLETON, CO 80120. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 12/14/2016, at the East Hearing Room, County Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado, 80120, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)' heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys' fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 10/20/2016 Last Publication: 11/17/2016 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; 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 SECTION 38-38-103.2, THE BORROWER MAY FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE COLORADO ATTORNEY GENERAL, THE FEDERAL CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU (CFPB), OR BOTH. THE FILING OF A COMPLAINT WILL NOT STOP THE FORECLOSURE PROCESS. Colorado Attorney General 1300 Broadway, 10th Floor Denver, Colorado 80203 (800) 222-4444 www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau P.O. Box 4503 Iowa City, Iowa 52244 (855) 411-2372 www.consumerfinance.gov DATE: 08/12/2016 Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is:

The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is:

Susan Hendrick #33196 Marcello G. Rojas #46396 Klatt, Augustine, Sayer, Treinen & Rastede, P.C. 9745 E. Hampden Ave., Suite 400, Denver, CO 80231 (303) 353-2965 Attorney File # CO150305

Lauren Tew #45041 Randall Chin #31149 Monica Kadrmas #34904 Weldon Phillips #31827

The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose.

Barrett, Frappier & Weisserman, LLP 1199 Bannock Street, Denver, CO 80204 (303) 350-3711 Attorney File # 3850.100264,F01

©Public Trustees' Association of Colorado Revised 1/2015

The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. ©Public Trustees' Association of Colorado Revised 1/2015 Legal Notice NO.: 0466-2016 First Publication: 10/13/2016 Last Publication: 11/10/2016 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 0477-2016 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On August 12, 2016, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Arapahoe records. Original Grantor(s) Kendra T. Carlson and Jason T. Papini Original Beneficiary(ies) Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. acting solely as nominee for Quicken Loans Inc Current Holder of Evidence of Debt JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Date of Deed of Trust March 06, 2008

Legal Notice NO.: 0477-2016 Legal Notice NO.: 0477-2016 First Publication: 10/20/2016 Last Publication: 11/17/2016 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED OVERBID FUNDS CRS 38-38-111(2.5b)(3a,b,d)(5) PUBLIC TRUSTEE SALE NO. 0188-2016 To: Record Owner of the property as of the recording of the Notice of Election and Demand or other person entitled. You are advised that there are overbid funds due you. This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust and Notice of Election and Demand: Name of Record Owner as evidenced on the Notice of Election and Demand or other person entitled Johri L. Kasliwal and Kushal Kasliwal Address of Record Owner as evidenced on the recorded instrument evidencing the owner's interest 140 E. Highline Circle, #202, Littleton, CO 80122 Recording Date of Deed of Trust January 08, 1999 Recording Information A9004382 Recording Date of Notice of Election and Demand March 16, 2016 Recording Information of Notice of Election and Demand D6026427

Notices

advised that there are overbid funds due you. This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust and Notice of Election and Demand:

Public Trustees

Legal Description of Property Please see the attached Exhibit A for the legal description. Street Address of Property 140 E. Highline Circle, #202, Littleton, CO 80122 NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED OVERBID FUNDS I sold at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on 7/20/16, at the East Hearing Room, County Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado, 80120, to the highest and best bidder for cash, the real property described above. An overbid was realized from the sale and, unless the funds are claimed by the owner or other persons entitled thereto within six months from the date of sale, the funds due to you will be transferred to the general fund of the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado, or to the State Treasurer as part of the "Unclaimed Property Act", pursuant to Colorado law. First Publication: 10/20/16 Last Publication: 11/17/16 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent Date: 9/26/16 Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Diana Springfield, Chief Deputy, for Public Trustee 0188-2016 Exhibit A CONDOMINIUM UNIT NO. 140-202, HIGHLINE MEADOWS CONDOMINIUMS, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE DECLARATION RECORDED OCTOBER 25, 1978 IN BOOK 2873, PAGE 367 AND CONDOMINIUM MAP RECORDED ON OCTOBER 25, 1978 AS RECEPTION NO. 1786266, IN BOOK 36 AT PAGES 31 AND 32, ARAPAHOE COUNTY RECORDS, TOGETHER WITH THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE THE FOLLOWING COMMON ELEMENTS: PARKING SPACE 70, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 0445-2016 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On July 26, 2016, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Arapahoe records. Original Grantor(s) Danielle McNulty Original Beneficiary(ies) Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Guild Mortgage Company, a California Corporation Current Holder of Evidence of Debt Guild Mortgage Company, a California Corporation Date of Deed of Trust January 31, 2012 County of Recording Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust February 08, 2012 Recording Information (Reception No. and/or Book/Page No.) D2014736 Original Principal Amount $302,141.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $277,898.29 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT 15, BLOCK 6, THE HIGHLANDS 460, FILING NO. 4, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO Also known by street and number as: 3776 E Phillips Circle, Centennial, CO 80122. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 11/16/2016, at the East Hearing Room, County Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado, 80120, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)' heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys' fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 9/22/2016 Last Publication: 10/20/2016 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; 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 SECTION 38-38-103.2, THE BORROWER MAY FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE COLORADO ATTORNEY GENERAL, THE FEDERAL CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU (CFPB), OR BOTH. THE FILING OF A COMPLAINT WILL NOT STOP THE FORECLOSURE PROCESS. Colorado Attorney General 1300 Broadway, 10th Floor Denver, Colorado 80203 (800) 222-4444 www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov

Public Trustees

Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau P.O. Box 4503 Iowa City, Iowa 52244 (855) 411-2372 www.consumerfinance.gov DATE: 07/26/2016 Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: Eve Grina #43658 Jennifer Cruseturner #44452 Jennifer Rogers #34682 Holly Shilliday #24423 Joan Olson #28078 Erin Robson #46557 Courtney Wright #45482 McCarthy & Holthus LLP 7700 E Arapahoe Road, Suite 230, Centennial, CO 80112 (877) 369-6122 Attorney File # CO 16-740666-JS The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. ©Public Trustees' Association of Colorado Revised 1/2015 Legal Notice NO.: 0445-2016 First Publication: 9/22/2016 Last Publication: 10/20/2016 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 0473-2016 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On August 10, 2016, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Arapahoe records. Original Grantor(s) Portfolio Real Estate Englewood, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company Original Beneficiary(ies) CIBC Inc., A Delaware corporation Current Holder of Evidence of Debt Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as trustee for the registered holders of J.P. Morgan Chase Commerical Mortgage Securities Trust 2006-CIBC16, Commercial Mortgage Pass-Throught Certificates, Series 2006CIBC16 Date of Deed of Trust May 23, 2006 County of Recording Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust June 05, 2006 Recording Information (Reception No. and/or Book/Page No.) B6083326 Original Principal Amount $86,680,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $6,800,000.00 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. See Exhibit A Also known by street and number as: 12876 E Adam Aircraft Cir, Englewood, CO 80112. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 12/07/2016, at the East Hearing Room, County Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado, 80120, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)' heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys' fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 10/13/2016 Last Publication: 11/10/2016 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; 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 SECTION 38-38-103.2, THE BORROWER MAY FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE COLORADO ATTORNEY GENERAL, THE FEDERAL CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU (CFPB), OR BOTH. THE FILING OF A COMPLAINT WILL NOT STOP THE FORECLOSURE PROCESS. Colorado Attorney General 1300 Broadway, 10th Floor Denver, Colorado 80203 (800) 222-4444 www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau P.O. Box 4503 Iowa City, Iowa 52244 (855) 411-2372 www.consumerfinance.gov

ATED THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT IN SECTION 38-38-103.1 OR THE PROHIBITION ON DUAL TRACKING IN SECTION 38-38-103.2, THE BORROWER MAY FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE COLORADO ATTORNEY GENERAL, THE FEDERAL CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU (CFPB), OR BOTH. THE FILING OF A COMPLAINT WILL NOT STOP THE FORECLOSURE PROCESS.

October 20, 2016

Public Trustees

DATE: 08/10/2016 Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is:

Craig M.J. Allely #17546 Perkins Coie 1900 Sixteenth Street, Suite 1400, Denver, CO 80202-5255 (303) 2912300 Attorney File # Portfolio Real Estate

The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. ©Public Trustees' Association of Colorado Revised 1/2015 EXHIBIT A Legal Description Adam Aircraft 12876 East Jamison Circle Englewood, Colorado

Lot 2, Block 1, Dove Valley Business Park Subdivision Filing No. 11, according to the plat thereof recorded April 28, 2000 Under Reception No. B0049738, Plat Book 178 at Pages 7 and 8, County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado (the “Real Estate”)

TOGETHER WITH all of Borrower’s estate, right, title and interest in, to and under any and all of the following described property, whether now owned or hereafter acquired (collectively, the “Property”):

A. The Real Estate, together with all of the easements, rights, privileges, franchises, tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances now or hereafter thereunto belonging or in any way appertaining and all of the estate, right, title, interest, claim and demand whatsoever of Borrower therein or thereto, either at law or in equity, in possession or in expectancy, now or hereafter acquired;

B. All structures, buildings and improvements of every kind and description now or at any time hereafter located or placed on the Real Estate (the “Improvements”);

C. All furniture, furnishings, fixtures, goods, equipment, inventory or personal property owned by Borrower and now or hereafter located on, attached to or used in and about the Improvements, including, but not limited to, all machines, engines, boilers, dynamos, elevators, stokers, tanks, cabinets, awnings, screens, shades, blinds, carpets, draperies, lawn mowers, and all appliances, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, lighting, ventilating, refrigerating, disposal and incinerating equipment, and all fixtures and appurtenances thereto, and such other goods and chattels and personal property owned by Borrower as are now or hereafter used or furnished in operating the Improvements, or the activities conducted therein, and all building materials and equipment hereafter situated on or about the Real Estate or Improvements, and to the extent assignable, all warranties and guaranties relating thereto, and all additions thereto and substitutions and replacements therefor (exclusive of any of the foregoing owned or leased by tenants of space in the Improvements) (hereinafter, all of the foregoing items described in this paragraph C, collectively, the “Equipment”);

D. All easements, rights-of-way, strips and gores of land, vaults, streets, ways, alleys, passages, sewer rights, air rights and other development rights now or hereafter located on the Real Estate or under or above the same or any part or parcel thereof, and all estates, rights, titles, interests, tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances, reversions and remainders whatsoever, in any way belonging, relating or appertaining to the Real Estate and/or Improvements or any part thereof, or which hereafter shall in any way belong, relate or be appurtenant thereto, whether now owned or hereafter acquired by Borrower;

E. All water, ditches, wells, reservoirs and drains and all water, ditch, well, reservoir and drainage rights which are appurtenant to, located on, under or above or used in connection with the Real Estate or the Improvements, or any part thereof, whether now existing or hereafter created or acquired;

F. All minerals, crops, timber, trees, shrubs, flowers and landscaping features now or hereafter located on, under or above the Real Estate;

G. All leases (including, without limitation, oil, gas and mineral leases), subleases, licenses, concessions and occupancy agreements of all or any part of the Real Estate or the Improvements now or hereafter entered into and any guaranty thereof (each, a “Lease” and collectively, the “Leases”) and all rents, royalties, issues, profits, revenue, income, claims, judgments, awards, settlements and other benefits (collectively, the “Rents and Profits”) of the Real Estate or the Improvements, now or hereafter arising from the use or enjoyment of all or any portion thereof or from any present or future Lease or other agreement pertaining thereto or arising from any of the Contracts (as hereinafter defined) or any of the General Intangibles (as hereinafter defined) and, subject to the rights of the tenants and all applicable legal requirements, all cash or securities (including, without limitation, any letter of credit or cash security deposit) deposited to secure performance by the tenants, lessees, subtenants, sublessees or licensees, as applicable, of their obligations under any such Leases, whether said cash or securities are to be held until the expiration of the terms of said Leases or applied to one or more of the installments of rent coming due prior to the expiration of said terms;

H. To the extent assignable, all contracts and agreements now or hereafter entered into relating to the ownership or operation or management of the Real Estate or the Improvements or any portion of either of them (collectively, the “Contracts”), including, without limitation, management agreements, franchise agreements, co-tenancy agreements, service contracts, maintenance contracts, equipment leases, personal property leases and any contracts or documents relating to construction on any

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H. To the extent assignable, all contracts

and agreements or hereafter entered October 20,now 2016 into relating to the ownership or operation

or management of the Real Estate or the Improvements or any portion of either of them (collectively, the “Contracts”), including, without limitation, management agreements, franchise agreements, co-tenancy agreements, service contracts, maintenance contracts, equipment leases, personal property leases and any contracts or documents relating to construction on any part of the Real Estate or the Improvements (including plans, drawings, surveys, tests, reports, bonds and governmental approvals) or to the management or operation of any part of the Real Estate or the Improvements and any and all warranties and guaranties relating to the Real Estate or the Improvements or any fixtures, equipment or personal property owned by Borrower and located on and/or used in connection with the Property, together with all revenue, income and other benefits thereof and all claims, judgments, awards and settlements arising thereunder;

Public Trustees

I. All present and future monetary deposits given to any public or private utility with respect to utility services furnished to any part of the Real Estate or the Improvements; J. All present and future funds, accounts, instruments, accounts receivable, documents, causes of action, claims, general intangibles to the extent assignable, (including, without limitation, trademarks, trade names, servicemarks and symbols now or hereafter used in connection with any part of the Real Estate or the Improvements, all names by which the Real Estate or the Improvements may be operated or known, all rights to carry on business under such names, and all rights, interest and privileges which Borrower has or may have as developer or declarant under any covenants, restrictions or declarations now or hereafter relating to the Real Estate or the Improvements) and all notes or chattel paper now or hereafter arising from or by virtue of any transactions related to the Real Estate or the Improvements (collectively, the “General Intangibles”); L. All water taps, sewer taps, certificates of occupancy, permits, licenses, franchises, certificates, consents, approvals and other rights and privileges now or hereafter obtained in connection with the Real Estate or the Improvements and, to the extent assignable, all present and future warranties and guaranties relating to the Improvements or to any equipment, fixtures, furniture, furnishings, personal property or components of any of the foregoing now or hereafter located or installed on the Real Estate or the Improvements; M. All building materials, supplies and equipment now or hereafter placed on the Real Estate or in the Improvements and all architectural renderings, models, drawings, plans, specifications, studies and data now or hereafter relating to the Real Estate or the Improvements; N. Any insurance policies or binders now or hereafter relating to the Property including any unearned premiums thereon; O. All proceeds, products, substitutions and accessions (including claims and demands therefor) of the conversion, voluntary or involuntary, of any of the foregoing into cash or liquidated claims, including, without limitation, proceeds of insurance and condemnation awards and proceeds of refunds of any Taxes or Other Charges (as defined in the Deed of Trust described in the attached Notice of Election and Demand for Sale by Public Trustee); and P. All other or greater rights and interests of every nature in the Real Estate or the Improvements and in the possession or use thereof and income therefrom, whether now owned or hereafter acquired by Borrower. Legal Notice NO.: 0473-2016 First Publication: 10/13/2016 Last Publication: 11/10/2016 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent

Name Changes Public Notice County Court, Arapahoe County, Colorado 1790 W. Littleton Blvd. Littleton, Colorado 80120 In the Matter of the Petition of: Parent/ Petitioner: Keonni Guerue For Minor Child: Millio Miramontes To Change the Child’s Name to: Millio Ala’Kai Guerue Case Number: 16 C 100812 NOTICE TO NON-CUSTODIAL PARENT BY PUBLICATION Notice to: Calef Miramontes, non-custodial parent. Notice is given that a hearing is scheduled as follows: Date: November 22, 2016 Time: 9:00 a.m. Location: 1790 W. Littleton Blvd. Littleton, Colorado 80120 For the purpose of requesting a change of name for Millio Ala’Kai Guerue At this hearing the Court may enter an order changing the name of the minor child. To support or voice objection to the proposed name change, you must appear at the hearing. Date: September 22, 2016 Legal Notice No.: 58052 First Publication: October 6, 2016 Last Publication: November 3, 2016 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on August 16, 2016 that a Petition for a Change of Name of an adult has been filed with the Arapahoe County Court. The petition requests that the name of Sandra Michelle Jerdetski be changed to Sasha Michelle Jerdetski Case No.: 16 C 100685 Cheryl Lane By: Kim Boswell, Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 58051 First Publication: October 6, 2016 Last Publication: October 20, 2016 Publisher: Littleton Independent Public Notice County Court Arapahoe County, Colorado 1790 W. Littleton Blvd. Littleton, Colorado 80120 In the Matter of the Petition of: Parent/ Petitioner: Cory Hodge For Minor Child: Jyah Lee Andrew Lee Wiley To Change the Child’s Name to: Jyah Lee Andrew Hodge

County Court Arapahoe County, Colorado 1790 W. Littleton Blvd. Littleton, Colorado 80120

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In the Matter of the Petition of: Parent/ Petitioner: Cory Hodge For Minor Child: Jyah Lee Andrew Lee Wiley To Change the Child’s Name to: Jyah Lee Andrew Hodge Case Number: 16 C 100826

NOTICE TO NON-CUSTODIAL PARENT BY PUBLICATION Notice to: Derrick Lee Wiley, non custodial parent. Notice is given that a hearing is scheduled as follows: Date: November 17, 2016 Time: 9:00 a.m. Location: Arapahoe County Court 1790 W. Littleton Blvd. Division A Littleton, Colorado 80120 For the purpose of requesting a change of name for Jyah Lee Andrew Lee Wiley At this hearing the Court may enter an order changing the name of the minor child. To support or voice objection to the proposed name change, you must appear at the hearing. Date: October 4, 2016 Legal Notice No.: 58079 First Publication: October 13, 2016 Last Publication: November 10, 2016 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on September 29, 2016 that a Petition for a Change of Name of an adult has been filed with the Arapahoe County District Court. The petition requests that the name of Brandon Jeffrey Slapper be changed to Brandon Jeffrey Armstrong Case No.: 2016 CV 32368 By: Charles M. Pratt District Court Judge Legal Notice No: 58083 First Publication: October 13, 2016 Last Publication: October 27, 2016 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on September 15, 2016 that a Petition for a Change of Name of an adult has been filed with the Arapahoe County Court. The petition requests that the name of Natalja Davidova be changed to Natalia Davidova Case No.: 16 C 100780 Cheryl Layne By: Laura Larson, Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 58095 First Publication: October 20, 2016 Last Publication: November 3, 2016 Publisher: Littleton Independent

Notice To Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Eileen L. Hawlk, Deceased Case Number: 2016PR30883 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before February 6, 2017, or the claims may be forever barred. S. Blake Harris 1610 Wynkoop St., Suite 550 Denver, CO 80202 Legal Notice No.: 58053 First Publication: October 6, 2016 Last Publication: October 20, 2016 Publisher: Littleton Independent Public Notice NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Barbara Jean Marts, a.k.a. Barbara J. Marts, a.k.a. Barbara Marts, Deceased Case Number: 16PR30931 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before February 7, 2017, or the claims may be forever barred. Nancy Canady Personal Representative c/o Sigler Law Offices, LLC 13949 W Colfax #195 Lakewood, CO 80401 Legal Notice No.: 58070 First Publication: October 6, 2016 Last Publication: October 20, 2016 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of David Grove Cox, Deceased Case Number: 16PR417 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before February 13, 2017, or the claims may be forever barred. Thomas B. Cox Personal Representative 5688 Fernhurst Drive NW Hackensack, MN 56452 Legal Notice No.: 58074 First Publication: October 13, 2016 Last Publication: October 27, 2016 Publisher: Littleton Independent Public Notice NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of MILDRED SWANZY LONGTAIN, a/k/a MILDRED S. LONGTAIN, a/k/a MILDRED LONGTAIN, Deceased Case Number: 2016 PR 30898 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before February 20, 2017, or the claims may be forever barred. Carol Brzeczek Personal Representative 2000 W. Arapahoe Road Littleton, Colorado 80120 Legal Notice No.: 58114 First Publication: October 20, 2016 Last Publication: November 3, 2016 Publisher: Littleton Independent

20, 2017, or the claims may be forever barred.

OF COLORADO TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS:

Carol Brzeczek Personal Representative 2000 W. Arapahoe Road Littleton, Colorado 80120

YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to file with the Clerk of this Court an answer or other response to the attached Complaint. If service of the Summons and Complaint was made upon you within the State of Colorado, you are required to file your answer or other response within 21 days after such service upon you. If service of the Summons and Complaint was made upon you outside of the State of Colorado or by publication, you are required to file your answer or other response within 35 days after such service upon you. If you were served by publication, service shall be complete on the last day of publication. Your answer or counterclaim must be accompanied with the applicable filing fee.

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Legal Notice No.: 58114 First Publication: October 20, 2016 Last Publication: November 3, 2016 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Margaret Elizabeth Mathre, Deceased Case Number: 2016 PR 395 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before February 6, 2017 or the claims may be forever barred. Douglas W. Mathre Personal Representative 1714 S. Estrella Avenue Loveland, Colorado 80537 Legal Notice No: 58050 First Publication: October 6, 2016 Last Publication: October 20, 2016 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Lorraine Mary Maez, Deceased Case Number: 2016 PR 030874 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before February 7, 2017 or the claims may be forever barred. Andrea Marie Hunt Personal Representative c/o Legacy Law Partners, PLLC 1750 Humboldt Street, Suite 100 Denver, Colorado 80218 Legal Notice No: 58056 First Publication: October 6, 2016 Last Publication: October 20, 2016 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Wynema T. Buehler, Deceased Case Number: N/A All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal on or before February 13, 2017 or the claims may be forever barred. Douglas A. Buehler Personal Representative 4325 SW 30th Street Topeka, KS 66614 Legal Notice No: 58081 First Publication: October 13, 2016 Last Publication: October 27, 2016 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of John William Lewis, aka John W. Lewis, aka John Lewis, Deceased Case Number: 2016 PR 30952 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before February 20, 2017 or the claims may be forever barred. Lauren McCarty Personal Representative 7209 S. Vine Street Centennial, Colorado 80122 Legal Notice No: 58097 First Publication: October 20, 2016 Last Publication: November 3, 2016 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Earl C. Hirsch, aka Earl Hirsch, Deceased Case Number: 2016 PR 30936 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before February 21, 2017 or the claims may be forever barred. Timothy Hirsch Personal Representative 718 Laurel Avenue Wilmette, IL 60091 Legal Notice No: 58113 First Publication: October 20, 2016 Last Publication: November 3, 2016 Publisher: Littleton Independent

Misc. Private Legals PUBLIC NOTICE DISTRICT COURT, ARAPAHOE COUNTY, STATE OF COLORADO 7325 S. Potomac Street, Centennial, CO 80112 Court Phone: 303-649-6355 Plaintiff: MURPHY CREEK METROPOLITAN DISTRICT NOS. 1-4 v. Defendant(s): SHIRLEAN SANDERS; PRINCIPAL RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE, INC.; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.; PUBLIC SERVICE CREDIT UNION; MIDLAND CREDIT MANAGEMENT, INC.; CAPITAL ONE BANK USA, NA; MURPHY CREEK MASTER ASSOCIATION, INC.; LVNV FUNDING LLC; FIRST FINANCIAL INVESTMENT FUND V, LLC; and THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE OF ARAPAHOE COUNTY, STATE OF COLORADO Attorney: Heather L. Hartung Firm: White Bear Ankele Tanaka & Waldron Address: 2154 E. Commons Avenue, Ste. 2000 Centennial, Colorado 80122 Phone: 303.858.1800 E-mail: hhartung@wbapc.com Atty. Reg. No. 39142 Our File No. 391.0024 Case Number: 2016CV032042 Division: 204 SUMMONS THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to file with the Clerk of this Court an answer or other response to the attached Complaint. If service of the Summons and Complaint was made upon you within the State of Colorado, you are required to file your answer or other response within 21 days after such service upon you. If service of the Summons and Complaint was

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If you fail to file your answer or other response to the Complaint in writing within the applicable time period, the Court may enter judgment by default against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint without further notice. Dated: August 24, 2016 WHITE BEAR ANKELE TANAKA & WALDRON Original signature of Heather L. Hartung is on file with the law offices of White Bear Ankele Tanaka & Waldron pursuant to C.R.C.P. 121 §1-26(7). /s/ Heather L. Hartung Heather L. Hartung, No. 39142 Attorneys for Plaintiff Legal Notice No.: 58085 First Publication: October 13, 2016 Last Publication: November 10, 2016 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE Arapahoe County District Court Civil Action No. 2015CV329664, Div. 202 (Plaintiff) Lyn Meadows Association, a Colorado nonprofit corporation (Defendant(s) Stanford Eugene Cooper aka Stanford E. Cooper, III, aka Stanford Cooper aka Stan Cooper; Tracie Jean Cooper aka Tracie J. Cooper aka Tracie Cooper fka Tracie Jean Cheatum; Bank of America, N.A.; Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; James L. Aab; Alpine Credit Inc.; Stellar Recovery Inc.; Cynthia Mares, The Arapahoe County Public Trustee NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: RE: Sheriff’s Sale of Real Property pursuant to Court Order and §38-38-101 et seq., C.R.S. 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: Amended Order Granting Verified Motion for Default Judgment and Entry of Decree of Foreclosure, dated May 27, 2016, and §38-38-101 et seq., C.R.S., by the Lyn Meadows Condominium Association, the current holder and owner of a statutory lien against the real property located in the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado for the benefit of Lyn Meadows Condominium Association. WHICH LIEN BEING FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN ON THE SUBJECT PROPERTY AND IMPROVEMENTS legally described as follows, to wit: Lot 11, Block 1, Lyn Meadows Subdivision, 2nd Filing, County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado Also known as: 11823 E. Canal Dr., Aurora, Colorado. The Sheriff’s sale has been scheduled to occur at 10:00 a.m. on December 1, 2016 at the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office, 13101 E. Broncos Pkwy., Centennial, CO 80112. **BIDDERS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE CASH OR CERTIFIED FUNDS SUFFICIENT TO COVER THEIR HIGHEST BID AT TIME OF SALE.** All telephone inquiries for information should be directed to the Civil Unit at the office of the undersigned Sheriff at 720874-3851. The name, address and telephone number of the attorney representing the legal owner of the above described lien is: Tammy M. Alcock, Esq. Nixon | Shefrin | Hensen | Ogburn, P.C. 5619 DTC Parkway, Suite 1200 Greenwood Village, CO 80111 (303) 773-3500 Dated: August 30, 2016 David C. Walcher, Sheriff Arapahoe County, Colorado By: Deputy Sheriff Legal Notice No.: 57978 First Publication Date: October 6, 2016 Last Publication Date: November 3, 2016 Published in Littleton Independent 2550 W. Main St., Littleton, CO 80120 PUBLIC NOTICE DISTRICT COURT ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO Arapahoe County District Court 7325 S. Potomac St Centennial, CO 80112 303-649-6355 Case No.: 2016CV031765 Division: 204 Plaintiff: SECOND APPLETREE EAST CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, a Colorado nonprofit corporation v. Defendants: DIAMOND PORTER; STONEPINE INVESTMENTS LLC; ENRICO D DAVID; ALPINE CREDIT, INC.; INTEGRAL RECOVERIES, INC.; THE OFFICE OF THE ARAPAHOE COUNTY PUBLIC TRUSTEE, as ARAPAHOE Public Trustee Attorneys for Plaintiff: Orten Cavanagh & Holmes, LLC Hal R. Kyles, #23891 Kelly K. McQueeney, #45175 1445 Market Street, Suite 350 Denver, CO 80202 (720) 221-9780 Matter ID #1980.039 SUMMONS [BY PUBLICATION] THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANTS: You are hereby summoned and required to appear and defend against the claims of the complaint filed with the court in this action, by filing with the clerk of this court an answer or other response. You are required to file your answer or other response within 35 days after the service of this Summons upon you. Service of this summons shall be complete on the day of the last publication. A copy of the complaint may be obtained from the clerk of the court. If you fail to file your answer or other response to the complaint in writing within 35 days after the date of the last publication, judgment by default may be rendered against you by the court for the relief demanded in the complaint without further

this Summons upon you. Service of this summons shall be complete on the day of the last publication. A copy of the complaint may be obtained from the clerk of the court.

Summons is served on you.

The Independent • The Herald 41 You may be required to pay a filing fee

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If you fail to file your answer or other response to the complaint in writing within 35 days after the date of the last publication, judgment by default may be rendered against you by the court for the relief demanded in the complaint without further notice. This is an action of foreclosure pursuant to Rule 105, C.R.C.P. to the real property situate in Arapahoe County, Colorado more particularly described as Condominium Unit 5, in Condominium Building X, the Second Appletree East Condominiums, Arapahoe County Colorado according to the condominium map for the 2nd Appletree East Condominiums - Phase III recorded June 11, 1981 in Book 51 at Pages 21-26, in the records of the office of the Clerk and Recorder of Arapahoe County, Colorado and as defined and described in the condominium declaration for the Second Appletree East Condominiums recorded July 28, 1980 in Book 3252 at Page 654 and the First Amendment to the Condominium Declaration recorded December 30, 1980 in Book 3342 at Page 588 and the supplement thereto recorded June 11, 1981 in Book 3428 at Page 713, County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado. Dated: September 23, 2016. ORTEN CAVANAGH & HOLMES, LLC By: /s/Hal R. Kyles Hal R. Kyles, #23891 Legal Notice No.: 57979 First Publication: October 6, 2016 Last Publication: November 3, 2016 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE DISTRICT COURT, ARAPAHOE COUNTY, STATE OF COLORADO CIVIL ACTION NO. 2016CV030498 DIVISION NO. 14 COMBINED NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE Plaintiff: EMBARCADERO CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., a Colorado nonprofit corporation v. Defendants: FARASH ELMARAGANI; OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC; MIDLAND CREDIT MANAGEMENT, INC.; WAKEFIELD AND ASSOCIATES, INC.; THE OFFICE OF THE ARAPAHOE COUNTY PUBLIC TRUSTEE, as ARAPAHOE Public Trustee Regarding: Condominium Unit No. F, Building 45, Embarcadero in Willowridge Condominiums, in accordance with the Declaration recorded on July 14, 1982 in Book 3661 at Page 145, Fourth Supplement to Declaration recorded on April 1, 1983 in Book 3828 at Page 498, the Condominium Map recorded on July 14, 1982 in Book 57 at Page 40 and the Fourth Supplement to the Condominium Map recorded April 1, 1983 in Book 62 at Page 76 through 78 of the Arapahoe County Records, Together with the exclusive right to use the following Limited Common Elements: Garage Space Number(s) F45 Also known and numbered as: 12543 E Pacific Cir, #F, Aurora, CO 80014 TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS, Please take notice: You and each of you are hereby notified that a Sheriff's Sale of the referenced property is to be conducted by the Civil Unit of the Sheriff's Office of Arapahoe County, Colorado at 10:00 A.M., on the 8th day of December, 2016, at 13101 E. Broncos Pkwy, Centennial, CO 80112; phone number (720)874-3935. 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.

with your Response. The Response form (JDF 1270) can be found at www.courts.state.co.us by clicking on the “Self Help/Forms” tab.

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The Complaint requests that the Court enter an Order affecting your ownership rights to the real property located at 15001 E. Gunnison Place, Aurora, CO 80012, attorney fees, and costs to the extent the Court has jurisdiction.

If you fail to file a Response in this case, any or all of the matters above, or any related matters which come before this Court, may be decided without any further notice to you.

This is an action to Quiet Title as more fully described in the attached Complaint. Date: 09/21/2016 /s/ Yoav Sicker Yoav Sicker, #46784 Easy Legal of Colorado 3845 Wadsworth Blvd. Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 P: (303) 422-1277 Attorney for Plaintiff Legal Notice No.: 58038 First Publication: September 29, 2016 Last Publication: October 27, 2016 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE DISTRICT COURT, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, COLORADO 7325 South Potomac Street Centennial, Colorado 80112 In re: the Matter of the Petition of: ARDIST HILL IV, for the adoption of a child. Attorney for Petitioner: Name: Joseph H. Antolinez, Esq. ANTOLINEZ MILLER, LLC 6834 South University Blvd., #461 Centennial, Colorado 80122 Phone: (303) 322-7749 Atty Reg: 25737 Case Number: 16 JA 101 Division: 14 NOTICE OF FINAL ADOPTION HEARING TO: CHARLES SIMPSON You are hereby notified that the above named Petitioner has 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 a Final Adoption Hearing is set on the 18th day of November, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. in Division 14 of the Arapahoe County District Court located at 7325 South Potomac Street, Centennial, Colorado 80112.

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. Respectfully submitted, ANTOLINEZ MILLER, LLC /s/ Joseph H. Antolinez Joseph H. Antolinez, #25737 Attorney for Petitioner Legal Notice No.: 58084 First Publication: October 13, 2016 Last Publication: November 10, 2016 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE District Court Arapahoe County, Colorado 7325 South Potomac Street Centennial, CO 80112 In the Matter of the Petition of: JOSEPH PACHECO (name of person seeking to adopt)

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

For the Adoption of a Child Case Number: 2016JA149 Division: 24

Further, for the purpose of paying off, curing default or redemption, as provided by statute, intent must be directed to or conducted at the above address of the Civil Unit of the Sheriff’s Office of Arapahoe County, Colorado.

To: Birth father of Alexa Lynn Luers (Full Name of Parent).

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LIEN BEING FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN ON THE SUBJECT PROPERTY. DATED in Colorado this 8th day of September, 2016. David C. Walcher Sheriff of Arapahoe County, Colorado By: Sgt. James Osborn Deputy Sheriff ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF: ORTEN CAVANAGH & HOLMES, LLC 1445 Market Street, Suite 350 Denver, CO 80202 Legal Notice No.: 58015 First Publication: October 13, 2016 Last Publication: November 10, 2016 Published In: Littleton Independent 2550 W. Main St., Littleton, CO 80120 Public Notice DISTRICT COURT, ARAPAHOE COUNTY, COLORADO 7325 S. Potomac Street Centennial, CO 80112 Plaintiff: VALERIE S. TELCK fka VALERIE S. JONES v. Defendant: DAVID CARL JONES Case Number: 16CV32111 Attorney for Plaintiff: Yoav Sicker, #46784 Easy Legal of Colorado 3845 Wadsworth Blvd. Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 P: (303) 422-1277 F: (303) 432-2577 info@easylegalcolorado.com SUMMONS To the Respondent named above: This Summons serves as a notice to appear in this case. If you were served in the State of Colorado and if you wish to respond to the Complaint, you must file your Response with the clerk of this Court within 21 days after this Summons is served on you. If you were served outside of the State of Colorado or you were served by publication, and you wish to respond to the Petition, you must file your Response with the clerk of this Court within 35 days after this Summons is served on you. You may be required to pay a filing fee with your Response. The Response form (JDF 1270) can be found at www.courts.state.co.us by clicking on the “Self Help/Forms” tab. The Complaint requests that the Court enter an Order affecting your ownership rights to the real property located at 15001 E. Gunnison Place, Aurora, CO 80012, at-

NOTICE OF HEARING

Pursuant to §19-5-208, 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 November 21, 2016 at 8:00 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(s). Legal Notice No.: 58103 First Publication: October 20, 2016 Last Publication: November 17, 2016 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE

NOTICE is hereby given by Aspect Technologies, Inc. (the “Corporation”), a Delaware corporation authorized to do business in Colorado, that it will sell its remaining asset which consists of shares owned in its wholly-owned subsidiary, Aspect Solar Pte., Ltd., a Singapore entity, at a public sale to the highest bidder for the purpose of dissolution of the Corporation. The sale will be conducted by Dickensheet & Associate, Inc., 1501 W. Wesley Avenue, Denver, Colorado 80223, phone: (303) 934-8322, as follows: Auction Date and Time Online auction bidding will begin on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at 2:00 p.m., Mountain Time.

Online auction bidding will have a staggered bid ending time on Thursday, October 27, 2016, at 2:00 p.m., Mountain Time. Web Address for Online Bidding

Online auction bidding may be accessed through www.Dickensheet.com and www.hibid.com. Terms of Sale

The terms of sale shall be: 1. Cash bids are required with full payment by successful bidder at conclusion of online auction bidding. 2. Any shareholder of the Corporation reserves the right to participate in the online auction bidding. 3. At conclusion of the online auction bidding, an appropriate assignment will be executed and delivered by the Corporation transferring all of its rights in the subject shares to the successful bidder 4. THE SUBJECT SHARES ARE BEING

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2. Any shareholder of the Corporation reserves the right to participate in the online auction bidding. 3. At conclusion of the online auction bidding, an appropriate assignment will be executed and delivered by the Corporation transferring all of its rights in the subject shares to the successful bidder 4. THE SUBJECT SHARES ARE BEING BE SOLD WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION OF ANY KIND AS TO THE STATUS OR CONDITION OF THE SUBSIDIARY, ASPECT SOLAR PTE. LTD.

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CASE NO. 2015CV032484 DIV. 204

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Plaintiff: THE SUNRIDGE PATIO HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, a Colorado non-profit corporation vs. Defendant: KAYLA LAKE

Government Legals COMBINED NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE

Government Legals

This is to advise you that a Sheriff sale proceeding has been commenced through the office of the undersigned Sheriff pursuant to the Arapahoe County District Court’s ORDER RE: REVISED VERIFIED MOTION FOR DEFAULT JUDGMENT AND DECREE OF FORECLOSURE dated June 6, 2016, and C.R.S. §38-38101 et seq., by The Sunridge Patio Homeowners Association (“Association”), the current holder of a statutory lien. The judicial foreclosure is based on a default under the Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions of Sunridge Patio Homes, recorded with the Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder on April 14, 1978, at Reception No. 1726081, book 2757, and page 768, as amended (“Declaration”). The Declaration, as recorded, establishes a lien for the benefit of The Sunridge Patio Homeowners Association, WHICH LIEN BEING FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN ON THE SUBJECT PROPERTY AND IMPROVEMENTS legally described as follows:

Public Notice

LOT 10 BLK 4 SUNRIDGE SUB 2nd FLAG PARCEL #1975-07-4-07-010, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO

Further Information Persons desiring further information concerning the online auction may contact Dickensheet & Associates, Inc. as noted above or access its website: www.Dickensheet.com. For further information concerning the shares of the Singapore subsidiary being sold, please contact Esmond Goei, the Corporation's CEO, at (303) 931-2175.

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DATED at Arapahoe County, Colorado, this 4th day of August, 2016. David C. Walcher Sheriff of Arapahoe County, Colorado By: Sgt. James Osborn Deputy Sheriff Legal Notice No.:58125 First Publication: October 20, 2016 Last Publication: October 20, 2016 Publisher: The Englewood Herald and the Littleton Independent Legal Notice No.:58131 First Publication: October 20, 2016 Last Publication: October 20, 2016 Publisher: The Englewood Herald and the Littleton Independent

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Legal Notice No.:58133 First Publication: October 20, 2016 Last Publication: October 20, 2016 Publisher: The Englewood Herald and the Littleton Independent

PUBLIC NOTICE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations for Arapahoe County, Colorado and Incorporated Areas The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has issued a Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), and where applicable, Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report, reflecting proposed flood hazard determinations within Arapahoe County, Colorado and Incorporated Areas. These flood hazard determinations may include the addition or modification of Base Flood Elevations, base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area boundaries or zone designations, or the regulatory floodway. Technical information or comments are solicited on the proposed flood hazard determinations shown on the preliminary FIRM and/or FIS report for Arapahoe County, Colorado and Incorporated Area. These flood hazard determinations are the basis for the floodplain management measures that your community is required to either adopt or show evidence of being already in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program. However, before these determinations are effective for floodplain management purposes, you will be provided an opportunity to appeal the proposed information. For information on the statutory 90-day period provided for appeals, as well as a complete listing of the communities affected and the locations where copies of the FIRM are available for review, please visit FEMA’s website at www.fema.gov/plan/prevent/fhm/bfe, or call the FEMA Map Information eXchange (FMIX) toll free at 1-877-FEMA MAP (1-877-336-2627).

Legal Notice No.:58126 First Publication: October 20, 2016 Last Publication: October 20, 2016 Publisher: The Englewood Herald and the Littleton Independent

PUBLIC NOTICES

The Sheriff’s sale has been scheduled to occur at 10:00 A.M., on the 17th day of November, 2016, at the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office Administration Building, located at 13101 East Broncos Parkway in Centennial; telephone number 720-874-3935. At the sale, the Sheriff will sell the above described real property and improvements thereon to the highest bidder. Plaintiff makes no warranty relating to title, possession, or quiet enjoyment in or to said real property in connection with this sale.

The name, address, and telephone number of the attorney representing the Plaintiff is: Travis B. Keenan, #41354, Vial Fotheringham, LLP, 12600 W. Colfax Ave. Ste. C200, Lakewood, CO 80215; telephone: 720-943-8811.

Legal Notice No.:58123 First Publication: October 20, 2016 Last Publication: October 20, 2016 Publisher: The Englewood Herald and the Littleton Independent

It’s your right to know what the city and county governments are changing and proposing. ~~~ See the ordinances on these legal pages. ~~~ Read the public notices and be informed!

The Property being foreclosed is all of the property encumbered by the Association’s lien. 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.

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

OLSON

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Also known by street and number as 68 S. Eagle Circle, Aurora, CO 80012

Legal Notice No.: 58089 First Publication: October 13, 2016 Last Publication: October 20, 2016 Publisher: Littleton Independent

When government takes action, it uses local newspapers to notify you. Reading your public notices is the best way to find out what is happening in your community and how it affects you. If you don’t read public notices, you never know what you might miss.

Notices are meant to be noticed. Read your public notices and get involved!

Legal Notice No.: 57866 First Publication: September 22, 2016 Last Publication: October 20, 2016 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING SOUTH-EAST ENGLEWOOD WATER DISTRICT ARAPAHOE COUNTY, COLORADO NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to §29-1-106, C.R.S., as amended, that a proposed Budget has been submitted to the Board of Directors of the South-East Englewood Water District, Arapahoe County, Colorado (“District”), for calendar year 2017. A copy of said proposed Budget, which includes a summary of fund balances, revenues and expenditures of the District, is available for public inspection between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the office of the District’s legal counsel, Collins Cockrel & Cole, located at 390 Union Boulevard, Suite 400, Denver, Colorado 80228, and at the administrative offices of the South Suburban Park and Recreation District, 6631 South University Boulevard, Centennial, Colorado 80121. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Board of Directors of the South-East Englewood Water District will consider the adoption of the proposed 2017 Budget at a public hearing to be conducted during a regular meeting of the District’s Board of Directors to be held on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 7:30 a.m. that will be held in the administrative offices of the South Suburban Park and Recreation District, 6631 South University Boulevard, Centennial, Colorado 80121. Any interested elector of the South-East Englewood Water District may inspect the proposed Budget for 2017 and file or register any objections or comments thereto at any time prior to the final adoption of said Budget. Dated this 6th day of October, 2016. SOUTH-EAST ENGLEWOOD WATER DISTRICT By: /s/ John Ballantine, Secretary Legal Notice No.: 58104 First Publication: October 20, 2016 Last Publication: October 20, 2016 Publisher: Littleton Independent

PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE

An ordinance of the City of Littleton, Colorado, on first reading to be known as the "Annual Appropriation Bill" for all municipal purposes of the City of Littleton, Counties of Arapahoe, Douglas, and Jefferson, State of Colorado, for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2017 and ending December 31, 2017. with a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. on November 1 , 2016, at the Littleton Center, 2255 West Berry Avenue in the Council Chamber

NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING SHERIDAN SANITATION DISTRICT NO. 1

Legal Notice No.: 58096 First Publication: October 20, 2016 Last Publication: October 20, 2016 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE DISTRICT COURT COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE STATE OF COLORADO CASE NO. 2015CV032484 DIV. 204 Plaintiff: THE SUNRIDGE PATIO HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, a Colorado non-profit corporation vs. Defendant: KAYLA LAKE COMBINED NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to §29-1-106, C.R.S., as amended, that a proposed Budget has been submitted to the Board of Directors of the Sheridan Sanitation District No. 1, Arapahoe County, Colorado, for calendar year 2017. A copy of said proposed Budget is on file in the office of Collins, Cockrel & Cole PC, 390 Union Boulevard, Suite 400, Denver, Colorado 80228, where the same is available for inspection by the public Monday through Friday during normal business hours, (i.e., 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Board of Directors of the Sheridan Sanitation District No. 1 will consider the adoption of the proposed 2017 Budget at a public hearing to be conducted during a regular meeting of the District’s Board of Directors to be held at 3767 S. Grove Street, Sheridan, Colorado on Friday, November 11, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. Any interested elector of the Sheridan Sanitation District No. 1 may inspect the proposed Budget for 2017 and file or register any objections or comments thereto at any time prior to the final adoption of said Budget.

public hearing to be conducted during a regular meeting of the District’s Board of Directors to be held at 3767 S. Grove Street, Sheridan, Colorado on Friday, November 11, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.

October 20, 2016

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Any interested elector of the Sheridan Sanitation District No. 1 may inspect the proposed Budget for 2017 and file or register any objections or comments thereto at any time prior to the final adoption of said Budget. Dated this 6th day of October, 2016. SHERIDAN SANITATION DISTRICT NO. 1 By: /s/ Theresa S. Martinez, President Legal Notice No.: 58105 First Publication: October 20, 2016 Last Publication: October 20, 2016 Publisher: Littleton Independent and the Englewood Herald PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING PLATTE CANYON WATER AND SANITATION DISTRICT ARAPAHOE AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES, COLORADO

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to §29-1-106, C.R.S., as amended, that a proposed Budget has been submitted to the Board of Directors of the Platte Canyon Water and Sanitation District, Arapahoe and Jefferson Counties, Colorado (“District”), for calendar year 2017. A copy of said proposed Budget, which includes a summary of fund balances, revenues and expenditures of the District, is available for public inspection between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the District office located at 8739 W. Coal Mine Ave., Littleton, CO 80123.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Board of Directors of the Platte Canyon Water and Sanitation District will consider the adoption of the proposed Budget at a public hearing to be conducted during a regular meeting of the District’s Board of Directors to be held on Friday, November 18, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. at the District office located at 8739 W. Coal Mine Ave., Littleton, CO 80123. Any interested elector of the Platte Canyon Water and Sanitation District may inspect the proposed Budget for 2017 and file or register any objections or comments thereto at any time prior to the final adoption of said Budget. Dated this 11th day of October, 2016. PLATTE CANYON WATER AND SANITATION DISTRICT By: /s/ Patrick Fitzgerald District Manager Legal Notice No.: 58106 First Publication: October 20, 2016 Last Publication: October 20, 2016 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING SOUTHWEST METROPOLITAN WATER AND SANITATION DISTRICT ARAPAHOE, DOUGLAS AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES, COLORADO

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to §29-1-106, C.R.S., as amended, that a proposed Budget has been submitted to the Board of Directors of the Southwest Metropolitan Water and Sanitation District, Arapahoe, Douglas and Jefferson Counties, Colorado (“District”), for calendar year 2017. A copy of said proposed Budget, which includes a summary of fund balances, revenues and expenditures of the District, is available for public inspection between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the District office located at 8739 W. Coal Mine Ave., Littleton, CO 80123.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Board of Directors of the Southwest Metropolitan Water and Sanitation District will consider the adoption of the proposed Budget at a public hearing to be conducted during a regular meeting of the District’s Board of Directors to be held on Friday, November 18, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. at the District office located at 8739 W. Coal Mine Ave., Littleton, CO 80123.

Any interested elector of the Southwest Metropolitan Water and Sanitation District may inspect the proposed Budget for 2017 and file or register any objections or comments thereto at any time prior to the final adoption of said Budget. Dated this 11th day of October, 2016. SOUTHWEST METROPOLITAN WATER AND SANITATION DISTRICT By: /s/ Patrick Fitzgerald District Manager Legal Notice No.: 58107 First Publication: October 20, 2016 Last Publication: October 20, 2016 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE

Cellco Partnership and its controlled affiliates doing business as Verizon Wireless (Verizon Wireless) proposes to collocate wireless communications antennas at a top height of 37 feet on a 25-foot building roof-top at the approx. vicinity of 4160 South Broadway, Englewood, Arapahoe County, CO 80113. Public comments regarding potential effects from this site on historic properties may be submitted within 30 days from the date of this publication to: Trileaf Corp, Sara, s.spagnolo@trileaf.com, 10845 Olive Blvd, Suite 260, St. Louis, MO 63141, 314-997-6111. Legal Notice No.: 58110 First Publication: October 20, 2016 Last Publication: October 20, 2016 Publisher: The Englewood Herald and the Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF SHERIDAN NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE

On the 10th day of October, 2016, the City Council of the City of Sheridan, Colorado, approved on final reading the following Ordinance: ORDINANCE NO. 9-2016 SERIES OF 2016

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SHERIDAN, COLORADO, APPROVING THE 3533 W. MANSFIELD STREET REZONING APPLICATION AND OFFICIAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN

Copies of aforesaid Ordinance are available for public inspection in the office of the City Clerk, City of Sheridan, 4101 South Federal Blvd., Sheridan, Colorado. Legal Notice No.: 58111 First Publication: October 20, 2016 Last Publication: October 20, 2016 Publisher: The Englewood Herald and the Littleton Independent

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held on Wednesday, 2016 The Independent • TheNovember Herald9, 43 at 5:00 p.m. at Centennial Lutheran

October 20, 2016 Public Notice

Government Legals Public Notice DISTRICT COURT, ARAPAHOE COUNTY, COLORADO 7325 S. Potomac Street Centennial, CO 80112 Telephone: (303) 649-6355 PETITIONER: IRON WORKS VILLAGE METROPOLITAN DISTRICT Attorneys for Petitioner: Names: K. Sean Allen, Esq. Megan J. Murphy, Esq. Address: WHITE BEAR ANKELE TANAKA & WALDRON Attorneys at Law 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 2000 Centennial, CO 80122 Phone: (303) 858-1800 Fax: (303) 858-1801 Email: sallen@wbapc.com mmurphy@wbapc.com Atty. Reg. #: 30955 47464 Case Number: 2016CV32404 NOTICE OF HEARING ON PETITION FOR ORGANIZATION PURSUANT TO § 32-1-304, C.R.S. IRON WORKS VILLAGE METROPOLITAN DISTRICT Pursuant to an Order of the District Court in and for Arapahoe County, Colorado (the “District Court”) on the 7th day of October, 2016, notice is hereby given that there was filed in the District Court on the 4th day of October, 2016, a Petition for Organization (the “Petition”) of Iron Works Village Metropolitan District (the “District”), pursuant to and in accordance with the provisions of §§ 32-1-301, et seq., C.R.S. The purposes of the proposed District are as follows: To provide a part or all of various public improvements necessary and appropriate for the use and benefit of all anticipated inhabitants and taxpayers of the District and to provide all services set forth in § 32-1-1004, C.R.S., subject to the limitations set forth in the Service Plan. The boundaries of the proposed District and a general description of the land contained within those boundaries are as follows: Approximately 8.47 acres East of South Santa Fe Drive, North of W. Bates Avenue, and South of West Yale Avenue. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that, pursuant to § 32-1-304, C.R.S., by an Order of the District Court, a public hearing on the Petition (the “Hearing”) has been set for the hour of 8:30 a.m. in Division 202, in the Arapahoe County District Court on Thursday, November 3, 2016. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that, anytime after the filing of the Petition of the proposed District, but no later than ten (10) days before the Hearing, the owner of any real property within the proposed District may file a petition with the District Court stating reasons why said property should not be included therein and requesting that said real property be excluded therefrom.

Legal Notice No.: 58134 First Publication: October 20, 2016 Last Publication: October 20, 2016

Publisher: Englewood Herald and the Littleton Independent

Deputy Clerk, Clerk of the District Court Arapahoe County Legal Notice No.: 58113 First Publication: October 20, 2016 Last Publication: October 20, 2016 Publisher: The Englewood Herald and the Littleton Independent Public Notice NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING ASPEN GROVE BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT CITY OF LITTLETON, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, COLORADO NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to § 29-1-106, C.R.S., as amended, a proposed Budget has been submitted to the Board of Directors of the Aspen Grove Business Improvement District, City of Littleton, County of Arapahoe, Colorado, for calendar year 2017. A copy of said Budget is on file in the offices of Collins Cockrel & Cole, located at 390 Union Boulevard, Suite 400, Denver, Colorado 80228, where the same is available for inspection by the public Monday through Friday, during normal business hours (i.e., 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). A copy of said proposed Budget is also on file in the office of the City Clerk of the City of Littleton, Colorado, located at 2255 West Berry Avenue, Littleton, Colorado 80120, where the same is available for inspection during normal business hours.

Church located at 3595 W. Belleview Ave., Englewood, CO 80110.

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Any interested elector of the Valley Sanitation District may inspect the proposed Budget for 2017 and file or register any objections or comments thereto at any time prior to the final adoption of said Budget. Dated this 13th day of October, 2016. VALLEY SANITATION DISTRICT By: /s/ Patricia Harris District Manager Legal Notice No.: 58116 First Publication: October 20, 2016 Last Publication: October 20, 2016 Publisher: The Englewood Herald Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE TOWN OF COLUMBINE VALLEY NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing on the proposed amendment to the 2016 Budget for the Town of Columbine Valley, Colorado will be held at the Columbine Valley Town Hall, 2 Middlefield Road, Columbine Valley, CO on November 7, 2016 at 6:00 PM.

Prior to the Public Hearing, the amended Budget will be available for inspection during regular office hours, in the Town Office, 2 Middlefield Road, Columbine Valley, CO. Any interested elector of the Town of Columbine Valley may file an objection to the proposed Budget at any time prior to the final adoption of the Budget by the Town Board of Trustees. The Town Trustees will consider the adoption of the amended Budget at their meeting on December 14, 2016. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, TOWN OF COLUMBINE VALLEY /s/ J.D. McCrumb, Town Clerk Legal Notice No.: 58117 First Publication: October 20, 2016 Last Publication: October 20, 2016 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE TOWN OF COLUMBINE VALLEY NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing on the proposed 2017 Budget for the Town of Columbine Valley, Colorado will be held at the Columbine Valley Town Hall, 2 Middlefield Road, Columbine Valley, CO on November 7, 2016 at 6:15 PM or as soon as possible thereafter as the agenda of the Board of Trustees permits.

All spending agencies have submitted their requests to the Town and the proposed Budget for 2017 has been prepared. Prior to the Public Hearing, the Budget will be available for inspection during regular office hours, in the Town Office, 2 Middlefield Road, Columbine Valley, CO. Any interested elector of the Town of Columbine Valley may file an objection to the proposed Budget at any time prior to the final adoption of the Budget by the Town Board of Trustees. The Town Trustees will consider the adoption of the proposed Budget at their meeting on December 14, 2016. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, TOWN OF COLUMBINE VALLEY /s/ J.D. McCrumb, Town Clerk Legal Notice No.: 58118 First Publication: October 20, 2016 Last Publication: October 20, 2016 Publisher: Littleton Independent

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NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Board of Directors of the Aspen Grove Business Improvement District will consider the adoption of the proposed 2017 Budget at a public hearing to be conducted during a special meeting of the Board of Directors to be held in the offices of Collins Cockrel & Cole, 390 Union Boulevard, Suite 400, Denver, Colorado 80228, on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. Any interested elector of the Aspen Grove Business Improvement District may inspect the proposed Budget for 2017 and file or register any objections thereto at any time prior to the final adoption of the Budget. Dated this 12th day of October, 2016. ASPEN GROVE BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT By: /s/ Barret Bradley President Legal Notice No.: 58115 First Publication: October 20, 2016 Last Publication: October 20, 2016 Publisher: Littleton Independent Public Notice NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING VALLEY SANITATION DISTRICT ARAPAHOE AND DENVER COUNTIES, COLORADO NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to §29-1-106, C.R.S., as amended, that a proposed Budget has been submitted to the Board of Directors of the Valley Sanitation District, Arapahoe and Denver Counties, Colorado (“District”), for calendar year 2017. A copy of said proposed Budget, which includes a summary of fund balances, revenues and expenditures of the District, is available for public inspection between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the District office located at 8739 W. Coal Mine Ave., Littleton, CO 80123. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Board of Directors of the Valley Sanitation District will consider the adoption of the proposed Budget at a public hearing to be conducted during a regular meeting of the District’s Board of Directors to be held on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. at Centennial Lutheran Church located at 3595 W. Belleview Ave., Englewood, CO 80110. Any interested elector of the Valley Sanitation District may inspect the proposed Budget for 2017 and file or register any objections or comments thereto at any time prior to the final adoption of said

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October 20, 2016

Attention, 8th graders: LPS high schools welcome the Class of 2021! You are invited to attend: Heritage High School Freshman Showcase HHS Theater Tues., Nov. 1, 2016 6 p.m. Arapahoe High School Freshman Showcase Sitting Eagle Gym Mon., Dec. 14, 2016 6 p.m.

Littleton High School Lion Pride Preview and International Baccalaureate Program Info. LHS Theater Thurs., Nov. 3, 2016 6:30 p.m.

All interested high school students are welcome to attend these events!

AWARD-WINNING HIGH SCHOOLS: - Nationally recognized for academic excellence - 90% of graduates plan to attend college or post secondary education - College Preparatory, Advanced Placement, Concurrent Enrollment, Career and Technical Education, Comprehensive Electives

- National Merit Scholars, Presidential Scholars, Boettcher Scholars, Military Academy Appointments every year - Highly competitive in athletics, STEM, and performing arts

- Class of 2016 earned $52 million in college scholarships

Littleton Public Schools

All three high schools are currently accepting applications for out-of-district students.

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