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Elbert County

August 1, 2013

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Elbert County, Colorado • Volume 118, Issue 27

County approves pipeline Public coffers will get boost from natural-gas project By Deborah Grigsby

Chase Atkinson unleashes a lasso around a calf during the ribbon roping contest July 27 at the Elbert County Fair. The goal of the contest is for the rider to snare the calf while a teammate on foot attempts to grab a red ribbon from the animal’s tail. More Elbert County Fair photos on page 5. Photos by Deborah Grigsby

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Looking a bit surprised, this young goat doesn’t seem to be pleased with Grace Adams’ handiwork with a rope. Massey, along with several others, took part in the junior goat tying competition July 27 at the Elbert County Fair Youth Rodeo.

Rabbits, youth rodeo open nine-day 4-H extravaganza By Deborah Grigsby The 2013 Elbert County Fair is underway, promising more than a week of exciting activities for just about anything with feet, paws or hooves. The annual nine-day event is considered among the top events for local 4-H organizations, featuring the county’s best in a variety of categories including dogs, sheep, swine, poultry and beef. Among the largest opening weekend events was the rabbit show, with local expert and rabbit judge Mary Brewer estimating the number of entries between 300 and 400. But then again, it’s hard to have just one rabbit.

Parent Brian Allen of Elizabeth says the 4-H rabbit program, although time-consuming, has been a good investment. “It’s really become a family project,” he said. “We’ve traveled to places like Texas and Kentucky for competitions and so it’s kind of become our family vacation time.” Allen’s daughter, 18-year-old Brianna, says the rabbits have helped her build time and financial management skills she thinks she’ll need as she starts nursing school. Dierson Bankert, 12, and her younger sister Annika, 9, are showing rabbits for the first time in their 4-H careers. They agree the job takes some time, but the rewards are worth the effort. Future rodeo heavy-hitters also helped kick off the fair on July 27 with the annual youth rodeo competition, featuring team roping, ribbon roping and goat tying. Many of the animals shown at the fair will go to the fair’s market auction. There,


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Although Elbert County hasn’t worked the bugs out of its oil and gas documents yet, that didn’t stop the Board of County Commissioners from approving a new natural gas pipeline that will cut through the county, starting this month. In a July 24 unanimous decision, the BOCC approved a special use permit for Houston-based Front Range Pipeline LLC to construct and install a 16-inch-diameter steel pipeline that will carry liquid natural gas from Greeley to Skellytown, Texas, northeast of Amarillo. The decision is also expected to carry a sizable amount of cash back to the county coffers. According to the application, anticipated first-year revenues from the pipeline, payable to the county, will be somewhere near $126,000. Approximately $74,000 would go to the general fund, $47,000 would go into roads and bridges, and the remaining portion will bolster social services and county retirement funds. The pipeline will enter the county near the northwest corner and travel in a southeast pattern for 36 miles, exiting into El Paso County. The pipeline would then again clip the southwest corner of Elbert County before entering Lincoln County. “Construction is expected to be completed within six months,” said Carolyn Parkinson of Community Devolvement Services. “But if what they are doing in El Paso County is any indication, it will be much quicker. They are moving at about two miles per day.” The total project includes the pipeline as well as two mainline valves that will be located at or near the intersections of County Roads 194 and 29, and County Roads 94 and 77. A pumping station will be built two miles north of Kiowa on Kiowa Bennett Road. According to Parkinson, the applicant has acquired all necessary easements, primarily from private property owners. Most of the property identified is zoned for agriculture. Water for the project — about 4.8 million gallons of it — will be provided through a combination of efforts. “Water for dust mitigation will be Pipeline continues on Page 7

about the pipeline Even the rabbits seemed to get into the spirit of things at the 2013 Elbert County Fair. Along with a robust rabbit competition, the fair hosted its annual youth rodeo. local farmers and ranchers will bid on prize-winning critters. “It’s really a great way to support the kids,” said Mage Royston, a 4-H parent. “Many of the kids rely on the money they make from the market to fund their next year in 4-H.” The fair runs through Aug. 4 with a variety of events and exhibitions each day including an ice cream eating contest, a pet costume competition, bucking horse futurity, live music and a parade. For more information on the fair or a schedule of events, visit www.elbertcounty

Applicant: Front Range Pipeline LLC, 1100 Louisiana St., Suite 1000, Houston, TX 77002, 713-381-6500 Contents: Liquid natural gas Diameter: 16 inches Construction: Steel Length: Total length is 395 miles. Runs from Greeley to Skellytown, Texas. Approximately 36 miles within Elbert County. Main valves: Two mainline valves will be located at or near the intersections of County Roads 194 and 29, and County Roads 94 and 77. Pump station: One pump station will be located two miles north of Kiowa on Kiowa Bennett Road. Geography: Will cross primarily agriculturally zoned property. Depth: Buried a minimum of 48 inches below surface, 60 inches below bottom of roadside ditches on public right of way. Work hours: Monday-Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Work will be conducted only during daylight hours. Source: Elbert County


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Elbert School has bonus for library I’m excited about two school building projects happening in Elbert County. Both the Big Sandy School District and Elbert School District were the recipients of BEST grants from the state that allowed them to construct new schools in our county. Citizens in both communities approved bonds to provide the rest of the funding for construction, and they have been tracking the progress through community information sessions and watching the buildings go up. Big Sandy School in Simla broke ground last year and is nearing completion — the grand opening and ribbon cutting is scheduled for Aug. 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. I got a tour of the new facility last month, and I think the 300 students who attend this K-12 school will be excited with their new school. The new Big Sandy School will be across the street from the Simla Public Library on Washington Street — we anticipate

welcoming many students at the library after school. The staff at the Simla library has had a front-seat view of the construction progress and will be among the first to cheer when the doors open. Elbert School just broke ground on their building this spring, with completion anticipated in the fall of 2014. A K-12 school serving approximately 200 students, the new school is being built on the same campus as the current school. I have to admit,

I’m a little more excited about this project, because it means that the Elbert County Library District gets a new library too! The library at the Elbert School serves as a school library when school is in session; for 12 hours every week it serves as a public library. This partnership began in 2004, and it has been well-received ever since, giving the residents in Elbert a local library instead of having to drive to the next closest library in Kiowa or Elizabeth. We are pleased that this partnership will continue in the new school. The new library is the same size, but it will have an attached computer lab/idea room that will be available for the public to use. The computer lab/idea room is connected to the library by a garage door, and the door can be opened when additional space is needed. We will get new shelving for our collection, and there will be additional, new, seating. The library will be on the second floor

of the new school and face south, with five large windows providing a great view of the town of Elbert. The hallway on the rear side of the library overlooks the gym, and library visitors will be able to watch the action below. The library can be reached through the main entrance of the school and patrons can choose to use the stairs or an elevator. People visiting the Elbert Library this summer have been asking about the new facility and are eagerly anticipating its completion. The Elbert Library is open during construction this summer on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Kari May lives in Elizabeth and is the director of the Elbert County Library District. She can be contacted through the library at Visit the library at

so much inside the news this week Good times. It’s county-fair time of year, and in addition to Elbert County’s own, the folks in Douglas County are getting ready for their summertime gathering. Page 7

Theater tradition. The Phamaly company is staging the beloved classic musical “Fiddler on the Roof.” Page 8

Numbers climb. Amid the Solheim Cup hoopla, there is debate over why statistics for women golfers have improved. Page 11

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Exchange students need host families Educational program connects homes, hearts By Deborah Grigsby Host families are needed for foreign exchange students starting high school in the Elbert County area this fall. Elbert County Library Director Kari May, who is the local Council for Educational Travel coordinator, said the program offers a world of education for both the students and those who choose to welcome them. “It’s great to be able to open your home and your heart to someone from a different country,” May said. “You can show them all about your country and your family; it’s a wonderful expe-

how to take part For more information on hosting a student for the 2013-14 school year, contact: Kari May, 970-3360007 or visit rience.” May, who has hosted several students herself, said potential host families shouldn’t worry. “The students are screened, they come with their own spending money and all have excellent English-language skills,” she said. “They also pay for their own airfare.” Host families are expected to house students for the duration of the school year. May said families are asked to provide nourishing meals, clean living quarters and safe transportation to

and from school, either by car or to the bus. The Council for Educational Travel is a nonprofit, global exchange organization that connects students and families from different cultures in hopes of fostering compassion and understanding. “I’ve actually been able to visit some of my students in their home county,” May said. “And it’s an amazing experience.” Students arriving for the new school year may include students from Korea, Poland, Germany and the Netherlands. Those interested in hosting families may obtain an application directly from May or from the organization’s website. A background investigation and reference check are required.

Fighting crime

District Attorney George Brauchler of the 18th Judicial District, standing at the lectern, helps the FBI Denver Division and members of the executive board of the Rocky Mountain Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory celebrate earning international accreditation. The RMRCFL examines computer evidence for law-enforcement agencies throughout Colorado and Wyoming. The FBI provides the facility, equipment and training. “The services provided here are no longer ‘nice-to-haves,’ but critical to 21st-century policing,” said Douglas County Sheriff David Weaver, far left, co-chairman of the RMRCFL executive board. Courtesy photo

elbert county news in a hurry Aviary tour scheduled

Come tour the Gabriel Foundation’s aviary at 1 p.m. Aug. 4. Located at 39520 County Road 13 in Elizabeth, the nonprofit parrot welfare organization, licensed by the state of Colorado, promotes educational outreach, conservation, rescue and rehabilitation of parrots. Tours are by reservation only, and the fees of $10 for adults and $5 for children 8-18 directly benefit the birds. To learn more about the foundation, additional tours or adoption, go online to

Library book sale set

Join Friends of the Library for their big book sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 8-10 at the Elizabeth Public Library, 651 W. Beverly St. There will be thousands of books for sale, all at bargain prices. Proceeds benefit many of the library programs throughout the year. For questions or additional information about the sale please, call the Elizabeth Library at 303-646-3416.

Music fest seeks volunteers

The 2013 Elizabeth Community Music and Art Festival needs volunteers to help with parking, set-up and teardown, VIP and sponsor recruiting, and guest services. All volunteers receive complimentary access to the VIP tent, a $45 value. The festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 17 at Casey Jones Park, 4189 Highway 86 in Elizabeth. General admission is $5 and children under 12 are free. Seating for musical performances is on a first-come, firstserved basis. For more information, contact Ed Robinson at

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Harvey behind anti-Clinton super PAC Republican politician sure that former secretary of state will be 2016 nominee By Ryan Boldrey

rboldrey@ourcoloradonews. com Colorado state Sen. Ted Harvey has been named the honorary chairman for a national super PAC that went public this past week and has its sights set on stopping a run to the White House for potential Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. “Hillary will be the nominee,” Harvey said, Harvey when asked about targeting her more than three years before the 2016 election. “I don’t have any doubt that will be the case. “The Republican Party has always waited until the last minute to try to define themselves and their opponents and you have seen the results of that over the last several election cycles. We wanted to make sure that was not going

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had a very good week of fundraising in its first week of going public with appearances on Fox News, CNN and a story in the Washington Times. The group launched its first anti-Clinton YouTube video July 24 on its website, www., reaching more than 100,000 people by email, Harvey said. The video had topped 31,000 views by Colorado Community Media’s July 26 deadline. Commercials and radio spots are not expected for a while from the group, as Harvey said they plan to keep their efforts focused on social media. When asked about whom he saw running against Clinton in 2016 if she indeed is the nominee for the Democratic Party, he said he was focused solely on stopping Clinton. “I am confident that the Republican Party will put up a great nominee in 2016 and will be able to be very competitive against Hillary Clinton, because of the efforts of organizations like the Stop Hillary PAC,” he said. Calls for comment to Mike Jones, Douglas County Democratic Party Chairman, as well as Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet were not returned prior to deadline.


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to be the case when it comes to Hillary Clinton. We wanted to start early.” The Highlands Ranch Republican said that Clinton is making all the moves typical of a national candidate, and that PACs are sprouting up in support of a Clinton campaign already. The only other candidates that he and fellow Republicans working on the Stop Hillary PAC are concerned with, Harvey said, are those she endorses. “Any candidate that she endorses, we will be there to tell the voters who that person is and counteract anything that Hillary Clinton and her campaign do across this country,” he said. “Wherever she is, we will be. “We are going to continue to remind the citizens of the United States who Hillary Clinton is and what her background is; her whole history of misleading the American public, whether it was her personal or public behavior, her efforts with the Rose Law Firm, whether it was Whitewater or whether it was Benghazi.” The organization, “Stop Hillary PAC,” officially filed with the Federal Election Commission in May, but has kept things quiet until now. According to Harvey, the PAC

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Hundreds of rabbits were on hand for the 2013 Elbert County Fair. Some rabbits, like this brown and white spotted specimen, simply saw the annual county event as just another opportunity to take a relaxing nap.

A fast-hoofed calf makes a loop around the rodeo arena at the Elbert County Fairgrounds on July 27 after evading a rope during the ribbon ropingc ompetition.

Fair to more-than-middlin’ PHOTOS BY DEBORAH GRIGSBY The 2013 Elbert County Fair is underway at the county fairgrounds in Kiowa. The annual community event celebrates the county’s best in agriculture and livestock, as well as its deep ties with its local 4-H Youth Development Program. The fair runs through Aug. 4 and offers a variety of events and exhibitions each day, including an ice cream eating contest, a pet costume competition, bucking horse futurity, live music and a parade.

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Program digging deeper into public policy An additional in-depth view on a tough question is always valuable. That’s the result we are hoping for following the announcement last week of an economic measurement initiative backed by several regional entities and tasked to be conducted by the Business Research Division of the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Leeds School of Business. The school will run the program on behalf of main funding sponsors the Metro Denver Economic Development Corp., the Denver South Economic Development Partnership and the Common Sense Policy Roundtable. This econometric model developed by Regional Economic Models Inc., or REMI, promises to break out costs, benefits, positives and negatives of state issues in greater detail for lawmakers, business leaders and

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in turn the public. The first project will take on Initiative 22 — expected to be on the ballot in November — which is a great choice. Gov. John Hickenlooper has already given an initial nod to Initiative 22, the type of tax measure that usually needs a push from the sitting governor to have a shot. The initiative asks voters to increase the state income tax rate from 4.63 to 5 percent for those making an income of $75,000 or

letter to the editor Volunteers needed for event to help homeless

Thank you for the positive article by Ann Macari Healey on the Christ in the City Missionaries. I have worked as a volunteer food coordinator with this organization since 2012. They are indeed a remarkable group of young adults making a positive impact on many lives. We would like to invite your readers to

join us in preparing and serving 300 homeless for the next Second Saturday Event on Aug. 10. Middle school and high school students will earn service hours for their participation. Please visit: www.signup for details. Barb Monark Lone Tree

Life puts dents in preconceptions I always keep a few apologies handy. Learning how and when to apologize is very important. I’ve said something or I’ve done something I’ve regretted more times than I want to count. But I did just that one night. I made a list of my major lapses, and there have been some humdingers. Usually I had a partner, an accomplice, but I never blamed him. He has a Russian name, Smirnoff. I was told never to ruin a good apology with a bad excuse. I try to follow that advice, but sometimes I have to apologize for my apology. Emails are not always the best way to say you’re sorry. Sometimes it’s an email that gets me in trouble in the first place. I can be too abrupt, too facetious, too unkind. And the instant that I click “send” I want a redaction that I can’t have. Some of us don’t apologize. Tough guys don’t apologize because it’s a sign of weakness. Did you hear the words “I’m sorry” or “I regret” during the James “Whitey” Bulger trial? I have apologized over and over, made amends or attempted to, and it makes me feel a little better. But I hate the fact that I can be a jerk. I don’t need to express my opinion whenever I have one. But I do. Having an opinion column puts me on guard about perceived offenses. There might be something to write about. I am sandwiched by renters, and the houses have been rented countless times since I’ve lived in mine. My property is groomed. The yards next door haven’t been groomed since Missy Franklin was born, and the homeowners association knows my voice. (Note: The current renters are exceptions.) Everyone doesn’t have the time or money to groom a yard, or the health or the energy. I just started driving with Meals For Wheels. I’m doing it for a number of reasons. I need to get out of the house, because isolating is not healthy for someone like me. And I need to be reminded about what’s important. I was offered Route 7, which takes me around parts of Englewood I have never

seen before. Many of the homes look tired, and the homeowners look tired too — but they are doing the best they can. Yards and porches are littered. Things are left where they were last used, and that may have been weeks, months, or years. Doors open when I knock with a meal, and a smiling face looks at me. There is always a smiling face, and the old grouch smiles right back. I know I might be the only human being they talk with on Fridays. Many of them have devoted dogs. Bless our dogs, right? I don’t know any of them, but I can see biographical details everywhere, like military decals and affectionately arranged flower beds. Most of their yards need makeovers. I would have been on the phone if I lived next to them. But not now. When I hand them a meal I see a graying life at the train station, with a ticket for the next destination. I might be looking at a World War II veteran or a greatgrandmother no one cares about anymore except relatives, maybe. All but a few live alone. I live alone. It’s easy for me to see myself in them, someday. One woman has animal shelter eyes. I can’t get them out of my mind. I told her to “Behave this weekend, and I will see you next Friday.” She broke into a smile, and so did I. The yards next door to me look fine. I’m sorry I felt otherwise. I plan to write about Route 7 again. I’ve said this before: I’m still learning. Craig Marshall Smith is an artist, educator and Highlands Ranch resident. He can be reached at craigmarshallsmith@comcast. net

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less and 5.9 percent for income above that amount. Under the measure, the Legislature has put forth a plan to infuse the state with about $950 million for education. We are starting to see many questions generated about what the real impacts will be and where the money will actually go. So we are very pleased to see this economic model launched in time for this momentous decision. Typically in coverage of these major measures, we come across various evaluations, but too often the information comes from parties with clear interests — in extremes that can extend from hardened opposition to increased taxes to open arms for all funding for education. Kevin McCasky, president and CEO at Jefferson County Economic Develop-

ment Corporation, is among those who welcomes the added analysis. He said that while the state does well breaking out the expenditures behind major policy changes, the full fiscal impacts are not as clear. In addition to producing more complete analysis, he said the econometric model will be neutral, not colored by political frameworks. We have been reminded that the econometric model is a tool, but at first look it appears to be a very good one. Our hope is that this new analysis offers a valuable breakout that covers key factors quickly and clearly in a way that cuts to the core of issues more quickly. Further we hope to see the process have an impact in the vetting process for public policy in formative stages.

Figure out what it is you want Do you remember the pop song by the Spice Girls, “Tell me what you want, what you really really want, I’ll tell you what I want, what I really really want”? And then the lyrics are repeated several times. Have you ever been asked, “What is it that you really want?” Or maybe you have even asked yourself, “What is it that I want the most in life?” Does your answer change based on either situation? I often find that we tend to be more guarded when answering the question about what we want when asked by another person, and much more honest and deep when we look ourselves in the mirror and answer ourselves when no one else is around. Do we want material things? Do we want money? Do we want love? What is the thing we want most in this life? After 40 years of research, The Zig Ziglar Organization netted the list down to eight things that people really really want: To be happy, to be healthy, to be reasonably prosperous (and some people would like to be unreasonably prosperous), to have security, true friends, peace, solid family relationships and hope. Think about it, would you trade your happiness, health, prosperity, security, friendship, peace, family relationships and hope for a second or third home, a new car, jewelry, a good time, or even a great time? And does there absolutely have to be one or the other? I am a big proponent of “and” not “or,” and believe if we strive for the things we want without compromising our character or integrity we can have all of the material things we desire as well as all of the more important things that money will not buy. One of the things that I really really want in life is peace. And this is one of the reasons I really love living here in Colorado. There is such a fantastic sense of peace when hiking in the mountains, walking in our open spaces, skiing on through the trees or in a secluded or quiet area on the hill. Sure, skiing requires equipment, prop-

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er clothing and a ski pass, but hiking and walking bring me peace with absolutely no investment from me other than my time. Our sunrises and sunsets observed each morning and evening bring me peace and hope, and once again without any cost. I set goals and pursue dreams. And when I look at the list of eight things that we all want, at some level I recognize that I am doing OK in several areas but still need to develop and grow in others. I would encourage you to write the list of these eight topic, Happy, Healthy, Reasonably Prosperous, Secure, Friendship, Peace, Family Relationships and Hope. Next to each one just simply put a check mark next to the ones you feel you are doing well in and an asterisk next to the ones you want to see yourself develop. Once we have reached an acceptable level in all eight areas, we can enjoy all of the things this life offers in every aspect of our lives. And it always amazes me that when someone shares with me that they have strengthened each of these areas, that some of their material desires and other things simply fall into place too. How are you doing in these eight categories? I would love to hear all about it at and together let’s make this a better than good week. Michael Norton, a resident of Highlands Ranch, is the former president of the Zig Ziglar organization and CEO and founder of

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August 1, 2013

bucks, barrels into town y Rodeo Family-friendly events run for four-night stretch

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Dust off the hats and shine up the boots. It’s rodeo time. More than 30,000 people are expected to ono- pass through the gates of the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo Aug. 8-11, and it’s a it pe good bet that many will stop by the arenas le at the Douglas County Fairgrounds to take in some rodeo action. y Rodeo-related events are planned all re four nights of the fair, including an opene to vet- ing-night Professional Rodeo Cowboys Astive sociation championship at 7 p.m. featuring 12 to 15 bull riders. Each nightly performance will feature bareback riding, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping and team roping, and will rodeo conclude with bull start times riding. It’s those rough stock events Aug. 8 – 7 p.m. that keep Todd Aug. 9 – 7:30 p.m. Spencer, chairman Aug. 10 – 6:30 p.m. of the fair’s board Aug. 11 – 1 p.m. of directors, coming back each year. “It’s always fun to watch a 150-pound guy trying to ride a 2,000-pound snorting animal,” said Spencer, who has served on the board since 2000. Of course, the man-against-beast concept is scaled down with events like the nd kid-oriented chicken scramble or mutton y no bustin’, which has little ones clinging for me. dear life to a frisky sheep. Children are also h invited to participate in a stick-horse rodeo and at 9 a.m. Aug. 11. . The “Where Country Comes to Town”



at hat I eed enght Sheriff ’s office likely smily to seek criminal charges one e By Chris Michlewicz an ee

The Douglas County Fair and Rodeo features rodeo events each night Aug. 8-11, including professional bull riding on opening night. theme of the 2013 fair and rodeo — ironic because of the event’s storied, 95-year history in a county originally built on a tradition of ranching and equestrian sports — is meant to encourage more recent arrivals to “experience all that Douglas County has to offer,” Spencer said. “Douglas County is getting more and more urbanized, so we’re bringing country to town when the rodeo and fair comes to Castle Rock,” he said, before encouraging attendees to wear Western outfits. The crowds grow every year and organizers have expanded a reserved seating area in the outdoor arena to accommodate more

‘Stranger’ reports bogus, police say

Authorities with different police agene cies say three recent reports of strangers apof proaching women and children are all false. t The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and hat Parker Police Department said their invesey tigators have determined that the reports that made between July 16 and July 23 are not er credible. Now two of those who made the claims face criminal charges, including tfalse reporting to authorities. t at The sheriff’s office issued an alert July et’s 19 out of “concern for public safety” after two women reported incidents in Highlands Ranch. One woman said a Hispanic s male approached her July 16 near her home g in the Northridge Park area of Highlands der Ranch and asked her to go with him. When she refused, she said, he got in a white van and quickly drove away. Three days later, another woman said a “dark-skinned man” put his arm around her waist in a parking lot at the Taco Bell at Blakeland Drive at Highway 85, just outside Highlands Ranch. She said she pushed him away and he left in a white van. The Parker police responded July 23 to a call of a man in a white van approaching two young children in Jola Park in Clarke Farms and offering them candy. That report was also found to be untrue, with officials saying two hours after an alert was issued that the “information may not be as credible as initially presumed.” Sgt. Andy Coleman, public information officer for the Parker police, said the department is not considering criminal charges because the false report came from an 8-year-old girl. He defended against

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criticism the department received on Facebook for disseminating what turned out to be false information, calling the situation a “Catch-22.” “We want to get it out to everybody as soon as possible when we get a report like that,” Coleman said. “The downside is when someone is lying and providing a false report. But if we ever waited, I think people would be upset if we didn’t provide that information.” The sheriff’s office had encouraged residents to immediately call in suspicious activity involving a Hispanic male in a white van to its Major Case Tip Line. The DCSO says “it is likely charges will be recommended” to the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office for the calls. False reporting, a Class 3 misdemeanor, is punishable by up to 6 months in jail and a $750 fine. Ron Hanavan, spokesman for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, said the erroneous reports are “resource-taxing” and cause a “breach of the peace of the community.” “It can be very disturbing to the public. It puts them on edge and makes them feel uncomfortable, especially when we’re notifying them,” Hanavan said. He noted that the two Highlands Ranch reports were “distinctly different” and the women did not know each other, nor were they aware of one another’s reports. It was when the second report involving similar circumstances came in that the sheriff’s office informed the public of a possible threat. Hanavan declined to comment on how investigators determined the stories were untrue, only saying there were “multiple detectives” assigned to the cases. He said that the DCSO generally does not release information about false reports until an arrest is made, but that the department wanted to “put the public at ease” instead of waiting a few weeks. pipe system with water to inspect for leaks, as well as to certify the vessel for certain pressure ratings. Known as the Front Range Pipeline, the project connects to the larger Texas Express, a 20-inch-diameter mainline that spans the Lone Star State for 580 miles, from Skellytown to Mont Belvieu, Texas, near the Gulf of Mexico. Where possible, the pipeline will run parallel to existing utility easements.

Classic Western entertainment is on hand at the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo, held each year at the county fairgrounds in Castle Rock. Courtesy photos by Brian Q Gauck guests. They will likely need it, as rodeo tickets are expected to sell out. Each night will feature a special ceremony honoring different groups. The Patriot Rodeo will get underway at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9 and honor members of the United States military. Active-duty personnel and veterans will receive discounted entry. The following evening, during the busy Saturday night rodeo, fair officials will honor longtime board member Bob Thomas, who passed away less than a month after last

year’s fair and rodeo, and dedicated volunteer Allen Bader. The Sunday afternoon rodeo, for which tickets will cost only $5, is being billed as the “Tough Enough to Wear Pink Rodeo” and is a grassroots cowboy campaign to fight breast cancer. “It’s going to be another big Sunday,” Spencer said. For more information, tickets and a full schedule of rodeo events, visit http://www.

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Mansion has jazz on tap Favorite Denver singer Lannie Garrett and her Errand Boys of Rhythm Quintet will return to perform in Jazz at the Mansion from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 15. The Highlands Ranch Mansion’s lawn will be the location unless the weather turns bad — in which case a move to the carriage house is planned. Gates will open at 4:30 p.m. and mansion tours will be available for ticket holders. A selection of wines and beers will be available, as will gourmet picnic dinners (cash only). The program will include songs from the great American songbook by Gershwin, Arlen, Bachrach, Beatles and more. Tickets cost $32 in advance and $40 at the door if available. They are available at any HRCA recreation center or online at tickets. Bags will be checked at the gate. No outside alcohol or glass allowed.

Call for artists

The 20th Annual Lone Tree Art Exhibition and Sale has issued a call for entry, with a deadline of Sept. 15. Artists may submit up to three images on CAfé ( by Sept. 15. Categories include oil, pastel, water media, mixed media and sculpture. An entry fee of $35 can be submitted online or mailed to: Art Exhibition, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, CO 80124. A notice saying “Invited” or “Not invited” will be sent by email on Sept. 27. The juror is Katherine Smith-Warren, artist and teacher. Show dates: Nov. 16 to Jan. 5. For more information, see

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The Littleton Jazz Festival, scheduled for Aug. 16 at Town Hall Arts Center, is sold out.

New at MOA

Sophia Hummel performs as the fiddler and Leslie Wilburn as her son, also a fiddler, in Phamaly’s “Fiddler on the Roof.” Hummel has a specially adapted bow because her right arm was amputated at the elbow. Courtesy illustration

Phamaly company revisits a classic Beloved ‘Fiddler’ comes to downtown Denver By Sonya Ellingboe


ince “Fiddler on the Roof” first was produced on Broadway in 1964, it has been so popular that its music and story of human strengths have become part of our cultural fabric: “Tradition,” “Sunrise, Sunset,” “To Life …” Theater companies around the world produce it and audiences come with children and grandchildren to see it over and over, reliving a piece of history for many families with Russian ancestors. Phamaly, a theater company for actors with physical, emotional and cognitive disabilities, has chosen it as the 2013 summer musical production and delivers a lovely, well-paced musical through Aug. 11 at Denver Center for the Performing Arts, with fine voices and nice staging, directed

If you go “Fiddler on the Roof” plays through Aug. 11 at the Space Theatre, Denver Performing Arts Complex. Presented by Phamaly, with performances at 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $30/$34, 303-893-4100, or the Denver Center ticket office.

by Steve Wilson. Choreographed by Debbie Stark, with musical direction by Donna Debreceni, it speaks to spirit and strength. Russian painter Marc Chagall’s “The Fiddler” and other like images in his work are cited as inspiration in an online history of the musical, based on Sholem Aleichem’s story, “Tevye’s Daughters” or “Tevye the Milkman.” Of special note in this production are mother and son fiddlers: Sophia Hummel, a student at San Francisco Conservatory, plays with a special bowing device because her right arm is amputated below the elbow, and 11-year-old Leslie Wilburn, concertmaster in the Denver Young Artists

Orchestra, is polished and assured as he appears more frequently than is usual in “Fiddler” productions. Mark Disette is playing Tevye a second time for Phamaly, and portrays the milkman’s mixture of stubbornness and good humor skillfully. We can relate to this traditional Papa with stubborn daughters — and Rachel Van Scoy, Kenzie Kilroy and Lindsay Palmer as the marriageable daughters are charming and determined. Kathleen Traylor, an original Phamaly member, plays the conservative mother/ wife Golde and Ashley Kelashian takes over the stage when she appears as the village matchmaker Yente. The “Tevye’s Dream” sequence is especially imaginative, with Grandma Fruma in a flying wheelchair. This is an ideal play for a family outing with all but the littlest people. It offers a fine production of a story everyone should know, with clever staging and a lively band — and an introduction to some very courageous performers.

“Art Abstracted” will be exhibited at the Museum Outdoor Arts from Aug. 3 to Oct. 19 and has three components: MOA’s Design and Build Interns, 12 in number, will create installations designed around the abstract environments created by forces of nature. Sally Stockhold will exhibit fine art photographs. Boulder abstract painter Virginia Maitland will exhibit her large paintings in the atrium gallery. An opening reception for all three exhibitions will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Aug. 3. Indoor gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays to Thursdays; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. 303-8060444,

Love to sing?

The Castle Rock Chorale will hold auditions from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 13 at New Hope Presbyterian Church, 3737 New Hope Way, Castle Rock. The group performs throughout Douglas County and the metro area. Artistic director is Beryl Fanslow, supported by pianist Arielle Wilson. Rehearsals are at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, August through May. A holiday concert with the Lone Tree Symphony and Smithtonian Handbell Ensemble is planned. Email

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Elbert County News 9

August 1, 2013

Local author wins Colorado Book Award Anthology had roots in Columbine High tragedy

‘Everyone on the globe will experience or know someone

By Sonya Ellingboe

who has experienced

sellingboe@ourcoloradonews. com On June 21, Carolyn Mears of Littleton was presented with the 2013 Colorado Book Award for Anthology for her 2012 book, “Reclaiming School in the Aftermath of Trauma: Advice Based on Experiences” (Palgrave Macmillan). The awards ceremonies were held in Aspen. The annual Colorado Book Awards, in a number of categories, are given by The Colorado Center for the Book, a program of the Colorado Humanities, affiliated with the Library of Congress Center for the Book in Washington, D.C. The organization, a nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has an office in Greenwood Village and supports literary, cultural and historical programs throughout the state. Mears’ experiences began on April 20, 1999. Her younger son was a student at Columbine High School when the shooting tragedy happened. “Severely exposed to violence one should never have to,” she said, he ended up hiding in a closet with others. There were about three hours of “that unknowing piece — was he alive?” “That’s the beginning. There was no preparation for schools, teachers, counselors ... Thinking things will go back to how it used

a traumatic event.’ Carolyn Mears

Carolyn Mears of Littleton won the 2013 Colorado Book Award for her anthology “Reclaiming School in the Aftermath of Trauma: Advice Based on Experiences.” Courtesy photo to be is a myth — for kids, teachers, parents, community. It was a shattering of what we thought our world was.” As an educator, Mears determined to return to school and embarked on an award-winning Ph.D. thesis project, published as “Experiences of Columbine Parents in Finding the Way to Tomorrow.” A network began that reached across the world. “But when I speak, I speak as a Columbine mom. I trust people who

have lived the experience.” She developed a research method. She had inquiries from around the world about “what did the teachers do?” It was back to the drawing board. She needed to go beyond being a Columbine mom. A federal grant was available to aid in research for Mears, who is a dissertation adviser and adjunct faculty at the University of Denver’s Morgridge College of Education and is a member of the Trau-

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ma Certification Board of the DU Graduate School of Social Work. She is called on to speak nationally and internationally about such topics as trauma response and recovery after school shootings, safe school environments, leadership in times of crisis and narrative research. “Everyone on the globe will experience or know someone who has experienced a traumatic event,” Mears said. For her 12-chapter anthol-

ogy, she connected with people at Virginia Tech over the shooting there; the Lusher Charter School in New Orleans about Hurricane Katrina experiences; the New York Law School, near the World Trade Center, about 9/11; and the Joleka Center School in Finland, where there was a school shooting in 2007. She interviewed in some cases and included writing by others. Mears asked: “Tell me briefly your story/experience. What did you find helpful?” There were more than 100 interviews and she used her material from Columbine parents. “I really wanted to be sure their voices came through — I don’t own their life experience nor their words. It’s important that people are not victimized.” “It’s a tough read,” she says of her anthology. However, “it’s a book not of sorrow, but of hope.” Readers can find a list of other 2013 Colorado book award winners by going online to, then clicking on a link on the “News/Media” page.


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August 1, 2013

Book, paper fair ‘Sweeney Todd’ set for PACE draws bibliophiles By Sonya Ellingboe

‘Antiques Roadshow’ expert to be on hand

If you go The Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair will run Aug. 2 (5 to 9 p.m.) and Aug. 3 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) at the Denver Merchandise Mart, I-25 and 58th Avenue. Parking is free. Tickets: $12 Aug. 2-3; $6 Aug. 3 only. Information: rmaba. org, 720-234-7829.

By Sonya Ellingboe Book lovers will want to head north to the Denver Merchandise Mart to see rare books and paper ephemera exhibited for sale by more than 80 well-recognized dealers from across the nation, including several from our south suburban area. A look at the Rocky Mountain Antiquarian Booksellers Association (RMABA) website will find a list of the many dealers and specialties. (A contemporary definition for ephemera: all types of paper documents, both printed and handwritten, produced for a specific purpose and normally intended for disposal.) Veteran bookseller Lois Harvey of West Side Books in the Highland neighborhood is chairman. The 29th Annual Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair is said to be the largest such event between Chicago and the West Coast. It runs from 5 to 9 p.m. Aug. 2 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 3, with a theme of “To Have and To Hold,” which means special presentations on creating collections and caring for them. “The Art of Collecting” will be offered at

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6:30 p.m. Aug. 2 by Chris Lane, the print and map expert for the PBS program “Antiques Roadshow.” At 11 a.m. Aug. 3, “Caring for Your Collection” will be presented by a panel of experts on textiles, paintings, antique prints, historic objects, books and paper. At 1 p.m., Karen Jones will present demonstrations on basic book care and handling and answer questions about collection care. South area dealers include: Bluebird Books, 8201 S. Santa Fe Drive #245, Littleton, at Booth 31. Eric Mayer specializes in classic fiction and literature, books about birds and Modern Library Editions. Ephemera Catalog, owned by Carol and Bill Mobley, 4447 S. Acoma St., Englewood, will be at Booth 69 with postcards, photos, Colorado and general ephemera — one of the largest collections in the U.S. Recollection Gallery, owned by Ken and Shirley Donner, 6542 Trappers Trail Ave., Parker, at Booth 75, will show illustrated children’s books and postcards.

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Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name

Superior Court County of Trinity State of California

DISTRICT COURT, ELBERT COUNTY, STATE OF COLORADO Court Address: 751 Ute St., Kiowa CO 80117 Case No.: 2012CV260

Public notice is given on May 24, 2013 that a Petition for a Change of Name of a minor child has been filed with the Elbert County Court. The Petition requests that the name of Elsbeth Michelle Kellar be changed to Elsbeth Michelle Marquez. Case No.: 13 C 21

Case # 06JU053A CITATION TO APPEAR To Phillip Barbian and to all persons claiming to be the father or mother of the child, Jasmine Barbian, you are hereby cited to appear on 8/30/13 at 9:00 am in Dept. 1 of the Superior Court of Trinity County, located at 11 Court St. Weaverville, California. Your appearance is required pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code § 294(f)(7).

Plaintiff: JP Morgan Chase Bank National Bank, successor by merger to Chase Home Finance LLC v. Defendants: Donald W. Combs; Brenda K. Combs; Elsie Combs, and Phil Ashburn, Heirs and Assigns of William Combs; deceased, The Public Trustee For The County of Elbert, State of Colorado; LVNV Funding LLC; and All Unknown Persons, Heirs and Assigns Who Claim Any Interest in the Subject matter of This Action

Classic Acts presents Stephen Sondheim’s popular musical, “Sweeney Todd,” on Aug. 9, 10 and 11 at the PACE Center in Parker. Each year, Classic Acts, a resident children’s theater for the PACE Center, presents an adult/teen mentoring program, producing a well-known play with a cast of professional and community adult actors and some in their late teens. This tale of the Demon Barber of Fleet Street tells of a barber who is unjustly sent to prison in Australia by an unscrupulous judge who desires Todd’s wife and raises his daughter.

Todd, bent on revenge, schemes with Mrs. Lovett to kill people and bake them in meat pies to sell in If you go Mrs. Lovett’s shop. Daid Kincan“Sweeney Todd” by non plays Todd Stephen Sondheim is and Leslie Bennett performed by Classic Acts plays Mrs. Lovett of Parker on Aug. 9, 10, 11 in the production at the PACE Center, 20000 directed by David Pikes Peak Ave. Parker. Truhler, with Sam Performances: 7:30 p.m. Sartore as music Friday and Saturday; director. Other cast 2 p.m. Saturday and members include Sunday. Tickets: $18.50, Anna Lansdon,By J $21.50/$24.50. pacecenZack Nick, Robertjben teronline, 303-805-6800. Larson, David Bove, Jason Hickman and M Ryan Fletcher. Golf

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University Blvd., Gallery The Public of Trust, dated 2, 2002, recordedsaid hours: 11 a.m. toJanuary 6 p.m. Tuesdays Trustee For The County of Elbert, State of on March 18, 2002 at Book 626, PageLPGA Centennial. Darlene Kuhn’s artwork will Colorado; LVNV Funding LLC; and All Un351, at Reception No. 415983, Elbert through Fridays; noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays; known Persons, and Assigns Who County, Colorado, and (the Deed ofdurin be at Lone Tree Recreation Center, 10249Heirs until 8 matter p.m.offirstTrust”). and third You areFridays. summoned 303-294and required Claim Any Interest in the Subject Ridgegate Circle, Lone Tree. This Action to is filefree. with the clerk of this Court an an-on th 5207. Admissionswer or other response to the ComplaintTher She paints in abstract expressionist style. seeking a complete adjudication of the Attorneys for Plaintiffs: rights of all parties to this action with re-ning FRANKE GREENHOUSE LLP spect to the property referenced in the Charles Greenhouse, #10506 “W Deed of Trust which is located in the KITTREDGE BUILDING PUBLIC NOTICE County of Elbert, State of Colorado, com-bette 511 – 16th Street, Suite 610 monly known as 41028 Thunder Hill Road, Denver, CO 80202 DISTRICT COURT, ELBERT Parker, CO 80138, and legally describedwom (303) 623-4500 COUNTY, STATE OF COLORADO as follows: Court Address: 751 Ute St., Kiowa CO LOT 30, THUNDER HILL, COUNTY OFsame 80117 ELBERT, STATE OF COLORADO. (thewoul SUMMONS Case No.: 2012CV260 "Property"). The People of the State of Colorado Plaintiff: JP Morgan Chase Bank D And For a decree that the Deed of Trust, To: Heirs and Assigns of William Combs; National Bank, successor by merger to is a valid, first priority mortgage encum-playe deceased; and All Unknown Persons, Chase Home Finance LLC bering 100% of the interest in the Prop-retiri Heirs and Assigns Who Claim Any Inv. Defendants: Donald W. Combs; erty; For a decree that pursuant to the terest in the Subject matter of This Action. Brenda K. Combs; Elsie Combs, and doctrine of equitable subrogation, that theof op Phil Ashburn, Heirs and Assigns of WilDeed of Trust is a valid Deed of Trust with Plaintiff brings its claims by way of a Deed “I liam Combs; deceased, The Public priority relating back to the date the prior of Trust, dated January 2, 2002, recorded Trustee For The County of Elbert, State of and paid-off deed of trust was recorded; Arono on March 18, 2002 at Book 626, Page Colorado; LVNV Funding LLC; and All Undecree that the Deed of Trust be re351, at Reception No. 415983, Elbert known Persons, Heirs and Assigns Who formed to include William Combs as aWrig County, Colorado, and (the Deed of Trust”). You are summoned and required Claim Any Interest in the Subject matter of grantor under the Deed of Trust; and For to file with the clerk of this Court an anThis Action such other and further relief as the Court“I do swer or other response to the Complaint may deem just and proper. Misc. Private Legals Misc. 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The People of the State of Colorado Th plaint, without any further notice to you. And For a decree that the Deed of Trust, To: Heirs and Assigns of William Combs; For t Dated this 2nd day of July, 2013 is a valid, first priority mortgage encumdeceased; and All Unknown Persons, bering 100% of the interest in the PropHeirs and Assigns Who Claim Any Inavera FRANKE GREENHOUSE LLP erty; For a decree that pursuant to the terest in the Subject matter of This Action. erage Charles Greenhouse, #10506 doctrine of equitable subrogation, that the


Deed of Trust is a valid Deed of Trust with Plaintiff brings its claims by way of a Deed priority relating back to the date the prior of Trust, dated January 2, 2002, recorded and paid-off deed of trust was recorded; A on March 18, 2002 at Book 626, Page decree that the Deed of Trust be re351, at Reception No. 415983, Elbert formed to include William Combs as a County, Colorado, and (the Deed of Trust”). You are summoned and required Legal Notice No.: 927698 grantor under the Deed of Trust; and For to file with the clerk of this Court an anFirst Publication: July 11, 2013 such other and further relief as the Court swer or other response to the Complaint Last Publication: August 1, 2013 Legal Notice No: 927720 may deem just and proper. seeking a complete adjudication of the First Publication: July 18, 2013 Publisher: The Elbert County News Attorneys for Plaintiffs: rights of all parties to this action with reFRANKE GREENHOUSE LLP Last Publication: August 1, 2013 Such answer or other response to the spect to the property referenced in the Publisher: Elbert County News Charles Greenhouse, #10506 Complaint must be filed within thirty Deed of Trust which is located in the KITTREDGE BUILDING five (35) days after this Summons is served on you by publication. County of Elbert, State of Colorado, com511 – 16th Street, Suite 610 monly known as 41028 Thunder Hill Road, Denver, CO 80202 If you fail to file your answer or other reParker, CO 80138, and legally described (303) 623-4500 Public Notice sponse to the Complaint in writing within as follows: the applicable time period, judgment by LOT 30, THUNDER HILL, COUNTY OF *Employee pay column to included but not limited to: Salary only and 211 S/O $5,140.00 810 Public Works Blade Operator $3,162.12 default may be entered against you by the ELBERT, STATE OF COLORADO. (the SUMMONSLieutenant may include vacation payout and earnings to remain in compliance with 211 S/O Deputy $3,724.00 Truck Driver court for the relief demanded$2,894.72 in the Com"Property"). 810 Public Works The People of the State of Colorado Federal Wage and Hour Division Guidelines* 211 S/O Victim Advocate Coordinator $4,507.50 810 Public Works Foreman $4,181.49 plaint, without any further notice to you. 211 S/O Undersheriff $5,667.88 810 Public Works Public Works Director $6,416.67 And For a decree that the Deed of Trust, To: Heirs and Assigns of William Combs; GeNeral FuNd 010 211 S/O $4,411.57 810priority Public mortgage Works Executive Assistant $4,166.67 Dated this 2nd day of July, 2013 is a valid, first encumdeceased;Sergeant and All Unknown Persons, 211 S/O $5,165.02 Public Worksin the PropForeman $4,181.49 bering 100%810 of the interest Heirs and Lieutenant Assigns Who Claim Any IndePT. JOB TITle JuNe 2013 Salary 211 S/O Administrative Assistant $3,625.00 810 Public Truck Driver $2,895.36 FRANKE GREENHOUSE LLP erty; For a decree thatWorks pursuant to the terest in the Subject matter of This Action. 011 Commissioners Commissioner for District #2 $4,141.67 211 S/O Administrative Assistant $3,635.18 810 Public Works Assistant Foreman/Blade Operator Charles Greenhouse, #10506$3,513.88 doctrine of equitable subrogation, that the KITTREDGE BUILDING Deed of Trust810 is aPublic valid Works Deed of Trust with Plaintiff brings its claims by way of a Deed 011 Commissioners Commissioner for District #1 $4,141.67 211 S/O Deputy $3,724.00 Blade Operator $3,079.44 511 – 16th Street, Suite 610 $2,895.36 priority relating toWorks the date the prior of Trust, dated January 2, 2002, recorded 011 Commissioners Commissioner for District #3 $4,141.67 211 S/O Deputy $3,915.43 810back Public Truck Driver Denver, CO 80202 and paid-off deed of trust was recorded;Sign A Installer/Driveway on March Corporal 18, 2002 at Book 626, Page 012 HR Employee Relations Assistant $3,333.33 211 S/O $3,724.00 810 Public Works Inspector $3,160.56 (303) 623-4500 decree that 810 thePublic DeedWorks of Trust be re351, at Reception No. 415983, Elbert 014 Clerk to the Board Clerk to the BOCC $3,032.75 211 S/O Cook $1,330.00 Blade Operator $3,227.64 formed to include William a Driver/Operator County, Colorado, and (the Deed of 017 IT Director of Information Technology $6,250.00 211 S/O Deputy $4,101.25 810 Public WorksCombs asTruck $3,166.80 Trust”). You are summoned and required Legal Notice No.: 927700 grantor under the Deed of Trust; and For 017 IT Information Systems Specialist $4,015.44 211 S/O Deputy $3,666.66 810 Public Works Blade Operator $3,475.68 to file withDeputy the clerk of this Court an anFirst Publication: July 11, 2013 such other and 018 Finance Payroll Specialist $4,166.67 211 S/O $3,333.33 810further Public relief Worksas the Court Mechanic $3,318.12 swer or other response to the Complaint Last Publication: August 8, 2013 may deem just proper. 018 Finance Finance Officer $6,125.00 211 S/O Deputy $3,666.66 810and Public Works Assistant Foreman/Dozer Operator $3,500.00 seeking a Deputy complete adjudication of the Publisher: The Elbert County$2,833.33 News 020 Clerk & Recording County Clerk $4,141.67 211 S/O $3,724.00 810 Public Works Truck Driver/Construction rights of allDeputy parties to this action with reSuch answer810 orPublic otherWorks response to the 020 Clerk & Recording Elections Manager $3,032.75 211 S/O $4,399.93 Administrative Clerk $2,891.98 spect to the property referenced in the Complaint must be filed within thirty 020 Clerk & Recording Motor Vehicle Specialist $2,512.82 211 S/O Deputy $1,805.16 810 Public Works Truck Driver/ Operator $2,886.00 Deed of Trust five (35) days Summons Blade is 020 Clerk & Recording Recording Specialist $2,590.54 211 S/O Deputywhich is located in the $3,333.33 810after Publicthis Works Operator $3,647.28 served on you by publication. County of Elbert, of Colorado, com020 Clerk & Recording Motor Vehicle Specialist $1,521.45 213 Coroner Deputy State Coroner $1,666.67 810 Public Works Loader Operator $3,138.72 monly known as 41028 Thunder Hill Road, 020 Clerk & Recording Motor Vehicle Specialist $2,512.82 213 Coroner County Coroner $1,841.67 810 Public Works Blade Operator $3,163.48 If you fail to file Parker, COEmergency 80138, and legally described 020 Clerk & Recording a $3,557.60 273 OEM Management Director $4,583.33 810 your Publicanswer Works or other reTruck Driver/Sign Man $3,137.16 sponse to the Complaint in writing within as follows: 021 County Attorney Attorney to the Board of 280 CDS Building Inspector $3,686.28 810 Public Works Blade Operator $2,895.36 the applicable period, by Operator LOT 30, THUNDER HILL, COUNTY OF County Commissioners (BOCC) $6,250.00 280 CDS Senior Planner $4,065.25 810time Public Worksjudgment Blade $3,647.28 default may be entered against you by the ELBERT, STATE OF COLORADO. (the 030 Treasurer Chief Deputy Treasurer $4,083.33 280 CDS Administrative Assistant $2,918.33 810 Public Works Truck Driver/ Operator $2,832.96 court for the relief demanded "Property"). 030 Treasurer Assistant Treasurer $3,333.33 280 CDS Planning Director $6,146.67 810 Public Works in the ComBlade Operator $3,722.16 plaint, without810 any further notice to you.Blade Operator/Truck Driver 030 Treasurer County Treasurer $4,141.67 280 CDS Planner 1 $3,261.67 Public Works $3,611.40 And For a decree that the Deed of Trust, 030/040 Treasurer/Assessor Assistant Treasurer/Assistant Assessor $2,916.67 515 CSU County 4-H Department Specialist $3,110.64 Dated this 2nd day of July, 2013 is a valid, County first priority mortgage encum035 Public Trustee Public Trustee $3,125.00 515 CSU Extension Office Manager $3,157.44 lea FuNd 040 bering 100% of theHelp interest in the Prop040 Assessor GIS Specialist $3,478.80 515 CSU Summer $425.00 dePT. JOB TITle JuNe 2013 Salary FRANKE LLP decree that pursuant to the 040 Assessor Chief Appraiser $3,978.00 520 Fairgrounds erty; For aFairgrounds Part-Time Custodian $957.00 GREENHOUSE 040 LEA Deputy $3,724.00 Charles Greenhouse, equitable subrogation, that the 040 Assessor Appraiser $2,812.68 520 Fairgrounds doctrine of Fairgrounds Manager $3,276.00 040 LEA #10506 Sergeant $4,041.67 KITTREDGE BUILDING is a Surveyor valid Deed of Trust with 040 Assessor County Assessor $4,141.67 701 Surveyor Deed of Trust County $183.33 511 – 16th Street, Suite 610 priority relating back to the date the prior 040 Assessor Administrative Title Clerk HumaN SvcS 050 Denver, CO 80202 and paid-offHealTH deed of FuNd trust was & Receptionist $3,627.00 015 recorded; A dePT. JOB TITle JuNe 2013 Salary (303) 623-4500 decree that the Deed of Trust be re040 Assessor Appraiser $2,812.68 dePT. JOB TITle JuNe 2013 Salary 415 Human Services Income Maintenance Technician $3,151.20 include Director WilliamofCombs 060 Maintenance Maintenance Supervisor $3,744.00 411 Public Healthformed to Assistant Helath as a $5,031.00 415 Human Services Income Maintenance Technician $3,151.20 Legal Notice No.: 927700Services the Deed Health of Trust; and For 060 Maintenance Lead Maintenance Specialist $3,143.40 412 Enviromentalgrantor Health under Environmental Specialist $3,756.48 415 Human CW Case Worker III Ongoing $3,375.00 First Publication: 11,Services 2013 such other and further relief as the Court 211 S/O Deputy Investigator $3,724.00 415 July Human CW Case Worker III Ongoing $3,375.00 Last Publication: August 8, 2013 may deem just and proper. 211 S/O Deputy $3,724.00 PuBlIc WOrkS FuNd 020 415 Human Services AP Supervisor $4,382.97 Publisher: The Elbert County News 211 S/O Sergeant $4,458.33 dePT. 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with m in ell in hop. canTodd nnett ovett ction David Sam music cast clude don,By Jim Benton Bove, and Many of the elite players from the Ladies Professional Golf Association and Ladies European Tour will be heading to Parker for the Solheim Cup later this month. The biennial, prestigious match-play tournament pits 12 U.S.-born ickieprofessionals against 12 European counterparts. n ex- Colorado golf fans will see accurate drives, pinpoint apationproach shots and clutch putts during the event, which will be held Aug. 13-18 at the Colorado Golf Club. The statistics show these players are hitting longer and scoring lower than ever before. But are the elite women of today really more skilled that the top players of yesteryear? hibit That’s a debatable topic, because golf balls and equipisual ment keep improving and make it easier for those golfers who have correct swing techniques to flirt with or better Unipar. earch “Overall, more women are playing the game globally,” king. said 59-year-old Denver resident Hollis Stacy, who won 18 days LPGA tournaments and collected four victories in majors days; during her 26-year career. “The same scores are winning -294on the LPGA and European tours. Golf is more competitive. There are more people shooting those low scores and winning. “What happened in the game is the equipment is much better. The skill levels have remained the same. We had women on the tour drive the ball 270 yards. If we had the same equipment and balls the players have now, the drives would be in the 300s.” Donna H. White, an LPGA teaching professional who played 15 seasons on the tour and won three events before retiring in 1992, claims today’s players are taking advantage of opportunities. “I am quite confident given the ball of today and agronomic grooming of fairways and greens that Mickey Wright’s scoring average would be 67 or better,” said White. “I don’t think players today are any more skilled. I believe they have been exposed to greater opportunities than mine or previous generations.” Wright won 82 tournaments in 14 years on the LPGA Tour, including four U.S. Women’s Opens and three LPGA Championships. She retired from the tour in 1969 and won four consecutive Vare Trophies, the award that goes to the player with the lowest scoring average. The lowest scoring average for Wright was 72.46 in 1960. For the past 16 seasons, the LPGA’s Vare winner has had an average of 70.21 or lower. In fact, no winner has had an average higher than 71 since 1977.

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Stats on upswing in women’s golf Solheim Cup puts spotlight on improvements in sport

Paula Creamer, who is expected to be part of the U.S. Solheim Cup team, is part of the new wave of top women in professional golf. Shutterstock photo White credits better competitive exposure, technology and fitness for the improved statistics for current professionals. “My era was the first to benefit from Title IX,” explained White. “Beth Daniel, Nancy Lopez and myself were able to attend college and gain invaluable competitive experience prior to joining the tour. Today kids can play in a tournament starting at age 4 every weekend. Tour players before me had to join the tour to compete. I couldn’t play soccer or baseball in my era. Today girls can play any sport they want. The skills and competitive maturity transfers nicely to golf. “The ball is the most influential technology advancement. Also video analysis. Health and fitness was always important to me. I ran and trained but few of my fellow tour players would join me. Then in the early-mid ‘80s , the health boom happened and we had fitness vans on tour weekly.” Mike Scanlan, LPGA Director of Media Communications, didn’t have the chance to watch some of the LPGA’s

former standouts. “Whether or not players on the LPGA today are better than those in past generations is a subjective question,” he said. “I think the depth of the LPGA is certainly greater than it’s ever been thanks in large part to the growth of the game globally. Scoring averages are between one and two strokes better than they were in 1980, but advancements in technology must factor into that debate. Whether you look at 1950, 1980 or today, the best players in the world are playing on the LPGA.” Janet Moore, a five-time Colorado stroke play champion who spends part of the year in Illinois as Wheaton College’s women’s golf coach, has watched women’s golf and the skills of players grow in the state. “I’ve seen golf in Colorado grow over the years and I’ve seen the caliber of play improve greatly,” said Moore. “It seems like the juniors are getting younger and younger and Golf continues on Page 12

Speedway creates good memories for racers Dragster drivers share stories of happy times at Bandimere

moPAr milE high nATionAlS rESulTS

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Special to Colorado Community Media Johnny Gray, a drag racer who competes in Funny Car, has a very recent moment that he said will last a long time in his memories of Morrison’s Bandimere Speedway. And, it involves Larry Crisp, John Bandimere’s sonin-law, who was injured in June in a track cleaning incident on the drag strip. “What stands out for me is being here at 9:50 p.m. and seeing Larry out there working,” said Gray, who drives a 2013 Charger and hails from Artesia, N.M. “And, all this after his accident this summer here at the track. You can race all over the country and never see a family member working this late to get things done and to have the facility in such top shape.” Gray and other drivers were in town for the National Hot Rod Association’s Mopar Mile High Nationals, held July 19-21 at Bandimere Speedway. Gray qualified in the number 10 position with a speed of 304.74 mph and a :04.1-second pass up the track. As it turned out, it was not the best of days for Gray in the elimination rounds. He was defeated by Robert Hight of Yorba Linda, Calif., in the first round, with Hight making his winning pass at 4.213 seconds, 299 mph. “The Mile Highs are a special race for me and a special track,” Gray said. “It’s just one of the favorite tracks for all of us. I once held

Coloradan Sondi Abbott, from Elizabeth, leaves the line in her Top Dragster on July 20 at Bandimere Speedway. Courtesy photo by Patrick Glenn the track records here in both alcohol dragster and alcohol funny car, fine memories. This will be my last full year, but I’m not getting out of racing. I’ve driven five different classes here at Bandimere in my career. It’s humble to race here and I will always have fond memories.” Top Fuel Dragster driver Brandon Bernstein has yet to win at Bandimere, but his father, Kenny, had some pretty good days on the side of the mountain. Dad came

through to win Mile High titles in 1981, 1985 and 1987. Brandon has two finals at Bandimere and has garnered 20 wins through his youthful career. “When I was younger I went with dad to the races as soon as school was out,” said Bernstein, from Brownsburg, Ind. “Being at Bandimere was always a big for us and we always like to be ready for the Sunday final Racers continues on Page 12

PROFESSIONAL Pro Stock Motorcycle — Champion: Shawn Gann. Runner-up: Hector Arana Jr. Top qualifier: Adam Arana. Pro Stock — Champion: Allen Johnson. Runner-up: V. Gaines. Top qualifier: Johnson. Funny Car — Champion: Cruz Pedregon. Runnerup: Bob Tasca III. Top qualifier: Pedregon. Top Fuel — Champion: Spencer Massey. Runner-up: Bob Vandergriff. Top qualifier: Steve Torrence. SPORTSMAN Super Comp — Champion: Chris Bombard, Watkins. Runner-up: Lindsey Cramsey, Morrison. Top qualifier: Cody Perkins, Buffdale, Utah. Super Gas — Champion: Trevor Larson, Starbuck, Minn. Runner-up: Robert Powledge, Raton, N.M. Top qualifier: Scott Strausheim, Parker. Comp Eliminator — Champion: Todd Patterson, Augusta, Kan. Runner-up: Clint Sallee, Glendive, Mont. Top qualifier: Alan Ellis, Mapleton, Utah. Super Stock — Champion: Dan Fletcher, Churchville, N.Y. Runner-up: Justin Lamb, Henderson, Nev. Top qualifier: Larry Schmidt, Grand Island, Neb. Stock Eliminator — Champion: Justin Lamb, Henderson, Nev. Runner-up: Jeff Cunningham, Marquette, Kan. Top qualifier: Todd Patterson, Augusta, Kan. Top Sportsman — Champion: Jim White, Haysville, Kan. Runner-up: Greg Lair, Canyon, Texas. Top qualifier: Mark Lowell, Eagle. Top Dragster — Champion: Jeff Koron, Hays, Kan. Runner-up: Phil Unruh, McPherson, Kan. Top qualifier: Rob McKinley Jr., Conroe, Texas.


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better and better. That’s very exciting. “I started playing when I was 10. I played because my family played. From what I’ve seen, the game has grown and the interest has grown for young girls. The caliber of play has improved. Just in the high school ranks now you need three or four good players to do well. It has changed quite a bit. I played on my boys high school team. They didn’t have a girls team. I went to Wheat Ridge High School and they let me play on the boys team.” Colorado Women’s Golf Association Executive Director Robin Jervey noted enhanced play in Colorado tournaments. “We run 10 state championships, and looking at who plays in the championship flights of those events, the handicaps of the elite players have been going down,” said Jervey. “And there is more depth.” Globalization of the LPGA tour, better equipment and the tour’s attempt to pro-


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runs. This is such a great track and the Bandimere family has always been special to us.” Bernstein certainly had hopes to come on strong and was feeling better after coming off an injury. He struggled a bit and eventually qualified 13th (:04.108 seconds, 251.49 mph).

mote physically attractive players has made women’s golf more appealing, and events like the Solheim Cup may spark a desire for more women to start playing. “I know when the Women’s Open came to Cherry Hills in 2005, they had record crowds,” said Jervey. “It only had to help interest in the women’s game because it got people excited to see people of that skill level right in their own backyard. Both the CGA and CWGA have been offering discounts to our members to purchase tickets to the Solheim Cup. “People going to the Solheim Cup get to participate in something that probably won’t come to Colorado again. The Ryder Cup and Solheim Cup move around quite a bit. With it going overseas and back every two years, there’s a slim chance it would wind up in Colorado again, or if it does, it will be a long time from now. People should take advantage of this opportunity.” Moore agrees. “I would think having a prestigious event like the Solheim Cup in Colorado would certainly make a positive impact on the golfing community in general,” she said. “I think it would spur interest.”

“I’ve been feeling great,” Bernstein said prior to the Bandimere competition. “But there has been some numbness in my foot. I think I can get back into the points race and we’re ready to meet the challenge.” Bernstein opened his competition with a 3.949-second pass at 307.16 mph, upsetting No. 4 qualifier Khalid alBalooshi from Brownsburg. However, his day ended in the quarterfinals when he was defeated by Shawn Langdon, who also lives in Brownsburg (4.090/270.81 to 4.895/157.88).

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