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January 9, 2014 Douglas County, Colorado | Volume 27, Issue 8 A publication of

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School board member resigns Justin Williams cites desire to spend more time with family By Jane Reuter

jreuter@coloradocommunitymedia.com Douglas County School Board Member Justin Williams stepped down from his post Jan. 6, saying he wants to fulfill a new year’s resolution to spend more time with his family. Williams had filed with the Colorado Secretary of State as a candidate for House District 44, but said he is not moving forward with that effort. “I am in the process of withdrawing my

filing to run for that seat,” he wrote in an email. “I am not running. I need to be a dad, something I have some room for improvement in.” The seat presently is held by Chris Holbert, who is running for the District 30 Senate seat, currently occupied by Ted Harvey. In a news release issued by the Douglas County School District, Williams said, “I have served on the board for over six years and have really enjoyed being a part of such a wonderful school district with excellent people. “It is time to spend my time focusing on my primary role as a husband and a

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father to my five children. I am very proud of the work we have accomplished and will always cherish it.” Williams, who represents the Parker area in District F, was first elected to the board in 2007. He was re-elected in 2011, and his second term was set to expire in November

2015. School board president Kevin Larsen, also quoted in the email, said the process to replace Williams will begin after the board formally accepts Williams’ resignation during its Jan. 21 meeting.

“Our first priority is to thank Justin for his service, his passion, and his unwavering commitment to DCSD,” wrote Larsen. “We regret that he will be unable to complete his term. “At our next meeting, the board will discuss a resolution to outline the process for replacing director Williams. I expect that we will set forth a process that includes an application and interview.” Williams, an executive with the Denver branch of the technology company Long View Systems, did not return calls requesting further comment. Douglas County Commissioner Jack Hilbert also has filed as a candidate for House District 44.

A case of Denver déjà vu? Last year’s battles will surface again this legislative session By Vic Vela

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Suzanne Greene, executive director of the Douglas/Elbert Task Force, stands in the middle of a renovation project that will add a private area to receive clients, among other improvements to the task force’s building. Photo by Virginia Grantier

It started in a garage and grew Douglas/Elbert Task Force to celebrate 30 years with concert By Virginia Grantier

vgrantier @coloradocommunitymedia.com A Castle Rock woman, knowing some local families were struggling financially, started collecting items in her garage to distribute to people who needed them. Mela Rudolph knew the families well enough that she often knew just what they needed and would deliver the items to them, said Connie Huydts, 82, who started helping Rudolph soon after Rudolph started her garage project. That was about 30 years ago. Rudolph

and a couple of Rudolph’s friends, such as Minnie Hoffmann, who got involved with the effort, have died. But Huydts is still around. And she’s still volunteering for the organization Rudolph started, which is now called the Douglas/Elbert Task Force, located in a former church building on Park Street. Huydts will be one of several people and organizations honored — the first recipients of the new Rudolph Award — when the task force celebrates its 30th anniversary Feb. 16 with a concert featuring Firefall, a Colorado-based band formed in the 1970s. Firefall had a string of hits and is known for its philanthropic efforts, said Joe Roos, the task force’s part-time director of philanthropy. Concert proceeds will go to help fund a $425,000 renovation project for the task force’s building on Park Street.

Huydts said she got involved in about 1983 because she, a Franktown resident, was in Castle Rock one day when she saw Rudolph and a pickup of things. She found out what Rudolph did and how she was preparing that day to move the growing operation from her garage to a small building located in the 100 block of South Wilcox Street behind the Castle Rock Motel. And she found out Rudolph needed helping moving, and she pitched in, and then never stopped pitching in. “I’m no stranger to helping,” said Huydts, who grew up in Littleton during Great Depression years. “It was bred into me.” She said her dad, employed as a machinist farmed on a neighbor’s land in his spare time and gave away vegetables to people who needed them. Her mom Garage continues on Page 11

Going into this year’s legislative session, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle insist that their next 120 days of work will focus on jobs and the economy. But the reality is that Democrats and Republicans will spend a good portion of their time refighting old battles inside the Capitol. Polarizing issues from last year’s session — rural energy mandates; oil and gas industry regulations; election reform; and, yes, gun control — will be debated again. It’s enough to make Yogi Berra proud, because a good portion of this year’s session will seem like deja vu all over again. “When you look at the outcry from the last session, there are some things that need to be looked at again,” said Senate Minority Leader Bill Cadman, R-Colorado Springs. “And we will have an opportunity to fix them.” Republicans will sponsor bills that seek to undo a Democrat-sponsored gun control package that was placed into law following last year’s session. The package led to new laws that created universal background checks on gun sales; limited the amount of ammunition that a highcapacity magazine can hold; and restricted domestic violence offenders’ access to guns. But Democratic leaders aren’t interested in having the same gun debates from last session, ones that led to emotionallycharged testimony and marathon committee hearings and floor votes. “We’re ready to move forward in Colorado and solve the problems that people are telling us we need to solve,” said House Speaker Mark Ferrandino, D-Denver. “We don’t need to rehash the same fights we fought over last year.” Battles continues on Page 11

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Son takes family to uncharted territory Neil DiLorenzo lays the brown folder on the kitchen table. As he tells the tale and to better illustrate his point, he pulls out a map, a list of coordinates, a copy of an email, a log of emergency numbers. The thick file holds a literal paper trail, meticulously plotted, of his son’s extraordinary expedition in unsettled lands far away, a trip of self-discovery taken like pilgrims of old, on foot, alone, depending on the kindness of strangers for food and shelter. And, in this day of immediate and unceasing communication, no cell phone or laptop, therefore — for the most part — no connection to family or friends. “It did hit me, several weeks into it — he’s homeless,” Neil says. “I saw a homeless man and thought, `That’s my son,’ except he’s in a foreign land.” They call it Donovan’s Journey. But make no mistake: It’s Neil and Michelle DiLorenzo’s journey, too, one more in the life of parents, this one lived daily with a worry that hunkers in their hearts, even as they celebrate the unique courage of their child’s unusual quest. Neil: “We don’t really understand why he’s doing this.” Michelle: “It’s something that’s calling him.” Neil: “I think he felt he had to do this to discover himself, to see if he could live without the support of anyone.” For Donovan DiLorenzo, 42, the oldest of Neil and Michelle’s four children, an early career path seemed clear: Make money, lots of it. And as a marketing account executive working for top ad agencies, he was close to earning his first million before 9-11. But the devastating calamity shook him and rearranged his priorities. After researching urban school districts across the country, he decided to teach in the Ninth Ward in New Orleans, a predominantly African-American neighborhood struggling with deep poverty. He earned a master’s in education while teaching there. As Katrina bore down, he delivered two carloads of Ninth Ward residents to his sister’s home in Arkansas for safety, and later re-

located them to Dallas — he still keeps in touch with the families. After Katrina, he gutted flooded homes, cooked in community kitchens and distributed supplies and information to victims. In 2006, he joined the Peace Corps and spent 28 months teaching in Malawi in southeast Africa, one of the world’s leastdeveloped countries. He returned to New Orleans, teaching in a charter school, while also housing and supporting several immigrants from Malawi. “He doesn’t have anything,” Neil says, “but he gives everything he has.” Last summer, Donovan decided to act on a new dream — a pilgrimage through the Middle East and India with the possibility of writing a book about those experiences. To prepare, he gave away all his possessions, including his cell phone and laptop. He mailed books and mementos to his parents’ Highlands Ranch home. He kept one change of clothes, a sleeping bag, a tent and his bike and began cycling to Colorado. For three weeks, Neil and Michelle didn’t know where he was, or how he was. “It was,” says Michelle, who texts her children good morning every day, “awful.” One afternoon, they spotted him riding down the street. “He looked like the UPS man,” Neil says. But Donovan’s test run had proved successful. Planning began for the big journey. “We really wanted him to buy a cell phone,” Neil says. “He refused. He didn’t want to be able to communicate with anyone.”

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A friend told Neil about a lightweight GPS tracker that fits in the palm of a hand. “You’re not talking to us,” Neil told Donovan. “You’re not really communicating. At least, as long as the coordinates are moving, we’ll know you’re alive.” So, Donovan agreed. Every three days, he would activate the GPS device. Neil would plot the latitude and longitude on maps and be able to follow his route. The outgoing, friendly boy who loved sports but not hiking or being outdoors, and who often took three showers a day because he was a bit of a clean freak, strapped on Teva sandals, determined to push his boundaries even further. He boarded an airplane for Jordan Aug. 26. “This journey is really a pilgrimage of sorts,” he wrote before he left on a website set up by family to track his travels. “I’ll walk a good portion of my travels such that the journey is slower by nature, giving me more time to think, write and connect with others . . . . As in a traditional pilgrimage, I step out without many resources and see how life unfolds. Not expecting this to very easy, but meaningful.” He had enough money and a credit card to buy local clothing and necessary border and travel documents. The first night in Amman, he spent in a hotel. And then, he was on his way. The first three weeks, Neil and Michelle slept two to three hours a night. Neil developed a routine, checking email as soon as he woke to see if the GPS tracker had sent coordinates, then heading down to the kitchen for coffee with Michelle. One of the earliest locations came through Sept. 2. Neil spreads the map of Jordan, Syria and Israel on the table. His finger jabs the location he has circled in black marker. “He was trying to cross the King Hussein bridge. . . which made me nervous because he’s going from Jordan to Israel . . . ” On Sept. 6, another set of coordinates arrived. They put Donovan just south of the Sea of Galilee. “He’s two, three miles from the Syrian

border,” Neil says. “Within a day of that, Obama said we’re going to declare war. For all I knew, he knew nothing of the problem. . . . (A friend in Egypt) said he’s got to get out of there; he’s got to get a gas mask. We were just totally petrified.” Michelle misses being able to talk to Donovan every day. “I am very nervous . . . that has been really, really hard not knowing where he’s at,” she says. But “you have to let them do their own thing.” Sometimes, finding the locations doesn’t alleviate the worry. Neil folds open another map, a topographical one that seems to depict mountains and no roads. “When I see him in the middle of nowhere, like this,” he says, “it makes me even more concerned.” But Neil has become an expert map finder. What seems like mountains on one map turns out to be hills with a dirt road on another. Neil’s maps trace Donovan’s journey with careful precision. He circles the coordinate locations in black marker and writes the date, then highlights the route in yellow. Occasional emails from Donovan are carefully tagged and posted onto the website, donovansjourney.com, so that family and friends can follow, too. Neil posts information on Facebook, as well. Donovan has journaled three stories about his trip so far, also on the website. He writes about sleepless nights in the open listening to packs of wild dogs outside of Nazareth, the spontaneous kindness of strangers inviting him to tea and conversation, playing with children near the Dead Sea. After walking 661 miles through the Middle East, including a brief stay in Egypt with a friend during which he was able to call Neil and Michelle, Donovan is now walking through India. Inadequate computer and satellite networks have prevented the GPS tracker from sending coordinates. “I worry more about him getting sick Healey continues on Page 9


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Local team excels at Robot Olympiad Research facility possible in Douglas County By Hannah Garcia

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Coffman helps veterans in Paralympics Bill extends adaptive sports program through 2015 Staff report The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed Rep. Mike Coffman’s Veterans Paralympics Act, authorizing the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to operate its adaptive sports program through 2015. “This is about more than simply giving veterans a chance to play sports,” said Coffman, R-Aurora. “It’s about giving them the chance to regain a small part of what they sacrificed on the battlefield.” Currently, the VA operates this program in a partnership with the U.S. Olympic Committee that funds grants to a host of adaptive sports programs for disabled veterans across the country. Evan Stratton, who went to Littleton and Heritage high schools, is one of those veterans. In July 2009, Stratton was deployed in Iraq when enemy forces using grenades ambushed him and his team. Stratton was struck by shrapnel, suffered a traumatic

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Library to be renamed for LaRue Staff report

“Highlands Ranch Library” no longer exists — the name, that is. The library, at 9292 Ridgeline Blvd., is being renamed the James H. LaRue Branch, after Jamie LaRue, who is retiring. His last day is Jan. 17, after almost 23 years of service as library director. The Douglas County Libraries’ board of trustees passed a resolution to honor him that way — and LaRue, upon hearing about the name change, was reportedly touched, according to a news release from Amber DeBerry, the libraries associate director of community relations.

LaRue said recently he’s pretty sure he doesn’t deserve the honor, “but I accept it on behalf of the many, many people who also played a big role in the establishment of the Highlands Ranch Branch,” acLaRue cording to the news release. LaRue told staff he grew up in an age of mistrust of public institutions and that “it has been his great pleasure to work with a board and staff who have built an institution the community can be proud of, one whose leadership is recognized worldwide.”

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Judge’s ruling may impact foundation allegations Attorney for nonprofit says 2013 review showed organization in compliance By Jane Reuter

jreuter@coloradocommunitymedia.com Three Douglas County residents who believe the Douglas County Educational Foundation violated its nonprofit status say a Denver judge’s recent ruling against the school district adds teeth to their allegations. An attorney for the DCEF says the organization did not cross any such lines. The foundation is the Douglas County School District’s nonprofit fundraising arm. Administrative Law Judge Hollyce Farrell ruled Dec. 24 that DCSD violated the state’s Fair Campaign Practices Act by using district funds to pay for a September 2013 report complimenting its reforms. Half of the money used to pay for Rick Hess’ white paper, “The Most Interesting School District in America?” came from

DCSD, the other half from the DCEF. The DCEF also paid $50,000 to former U.S. Secretary of Education Bill Bennett for a speech and separate white paper. In both, Bennett praised the reform efforts. Farrell found insufficient evidence to conclude public funds were used when the DCEF paid for the Bennett report. However, her ruling in the case filed by unsuccessful school board candidate Julie Keim concluded, “Dr. Bennett’s report was an endorsement for the district’s reform agenda, and was intended to influence the outcome of the board election.” Bennett’s paper refers to the current district leaders’ “unanimous control of the board,” and its ability to “proceed full speed ahead virtually unfettered by opposition.” Hess’ paper includes a section on “electing a reform board” and profiles of current board members. “DougCo is a compelling illustration of how a unified board majority can fuel rapid, ambitious reform,” he wrote. Meg Masten, Susan Arnold and Bob Kaser — a former DCEF chairman — filed complaints with the Internal Revenue Ser-

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vice alleging improper behavior by the district’s nonprofit fundraising arm. Masten and Arnold, whose filings allege the DCEF engaged in political campaigning as well as deceptive and improper fundraising practices by the foundation, said Farrell’s ruling bolsters their cases. “We absolutely feel it gives some added strength to the complaints we filed,” Arnold said. She and Masten recently filed the new information with the IRS, adding to their original complaints. But DCEF attorney Jon Anderson said his law firm performed an independent review of the foundation’s legal compliance in 2013. “Our review included consideration of the Dr. William Bennett report,” Anderson wrote in a Jan. 3 email. “We found that the Bennett report did not qualify as political activity under any of the IRS guideline factors. Our review concluded with a finding that DCEF is in full compliance with Internal Revenue Service regulations and applicable guidelines. According to the Internal Revenue Service, 501 (c) (3) organizations like the

DCEF “are absolutely prohibited from directly or indirectly participating” in any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office. Additionally, the IRS states that “voter education or registration activities with evidence of bias that … have the effect of favoring a candidate or group of candidates will constitute prohibited participation or intervention.” That prohibition applies to verbal and written public statements, and could cost the offending organization its nonprofit status. The president of the Colorado Nonprofit Association, Renny Fagen, said he was not familiar enough with the issues in Douglas County to comment specifically. But he said loss of nonprofit status for campaign violations “would be uncommon.” According to the National Council of Nonprofits, “Loss of tax-exemption could have disastrous consequences for a nonprofit organization,” including the requirement to pay corporate income tax, potential back taxes and penalties and inability for donors to receive tax deductions.

Marijuana, driving can lead to DUI Motorists must submit to test if officer suspects impairment Staff report State officials are reminding the public that just because marijuana is now legal, driving under its influence is decidedly illegal. “From the perspective of law enforcement, the legalization of recreational marijuana hasn’t changed the DUI law. If you drive high, you will get a DUI,” said Col. Scott Hernandez, chief of the Colorado State Patrol. “Officers are trained to detect impairment of all substances, including marijuana.” All police officers are trained to detect when someone is drunk or high, and many are specially trained drug-recognition experts. Littleton Police Cmdr. Trent Cooper says nothing will change for local departments. “Amendment 64 doesn’t change anything for us, currently, in terms of enforcement of DUID,” he said. “Basically, an officer would have to suspect impairment, then conduct the standard DUID investigation.” Colorado requires all drivers to consent to a chemical test if a police officer has reasonable grounds to believe they are driving under the influence. Consequences of refusing the test include the immediate suspension of your driver’s license for a year, classification as a “persistent drunk driver,”

mandatory ignition interlock for two years and alcohol education and therapy classes as specified by law. It’s also illegal to consume or display marijuana on any public roadway or to have it in an open container in your car, as with alcohol. The state has established the legal limit for THC, the psychoactive component of marijuana, at five nanograms per milliliter of blood. “There are some who do not feel that marijuana can impair driving, but it does,” said Darrell Lingk, director of CDOT’s Office of Transportation Safety. “Marijuana affects reaction time, short-term memory, hand-eye coordination, concentration and perception of time and distance.” According to the Colorado Judicial Branch, there were 24,742 DUI and DWAI cases filed in 2012 throughout the state of Colorado. If convicted, the offender is required to undergo an alcohol and drug evaluation. Out of 23,519 evaluations in 2012, marijuana was involved in 1,045. “We’re trying to gather as many facts as possible about marijuana-impaired driving to give us a baseline on the current situation in Colorado to better inform and educate the public on this issue,” said Amy Ford, director of communications at CDOT. “Recreational marijuana is a new liberty afforded to Coloradans 21 years old and older, and we urge people to be responsible by not driving impaired.” For more information, visit www.HeatIsOnColorado.com.

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Laughter, light and forgiveness fill arena Celebration of Claire Davis’ life draws thousands By Jennifer Smith

jsmith@coloradocommunitymedia.com “Oh my gosh, Karl, what are you doing?” Those are the words that Claire Davis’ anguished father says were her last, spoken in the split second before Karl Pierson shot her in the head. “Claire tried to shine her light on his darkness,” said Michael Davis as he addressed the thousands of people who attended the celebration of Claire’s life, held at the National Western Stock Show arena on Jan. 1. Claire’s mother, Desiree, stood by his side as the room rose in a standing ovation. Although first responders rushed Claire from Arapahoe High School to the operating room within 30 minutes of the shooting on Dec. 13, she lapsed into a coma from which she would never emerge. She died on Dec. 21. Friends and family hope the entire community will take her final words forward as it tries to heal from yet another tragedy. “Before we say or do something, we should reflect and ask ourselves that last question,” said Pastor Steve Poos-Benson of Columbine United Church. “Ask ourselves what is it we are doing, and what is it we are doing to one another?” Michael Davis asked that Claire’s legacy be the light with which she filled the lives of all who knew her. “My wife and I forgive Karl Pierson,” he said. “Karl is no longer with us. It is no longer our responsibility to judge. As each of us must do someday, Karl must face infinity alone.” He said Claire would want everyone to forgive Pierson, and would want all who mourn her to keep love alive and light in their lives. “Make love more important than hate, desperation and fear,” he said. Light and laughter seemed to fill every crevice of Claire’s life. Her boyfriend, Alex Chapman, let her say how important those things were to her in her own words, by read-

Mourners light up the night with candles at the end of the celebration of the life of Claire Davis at the National Western Stock Show Complex on Jan. 1. Photo by Jennifer Smith ing a letter she wrote as part Rescue Station 15, who to give of a college application. rushed Claire to Littleton “I think laughter makes Adventist Hospital. The Davis family has established people real,” she wrote. “I But it was the people who a fund in Claire’s name that will be love to laugh and smile and, knew Claire who brought her used to support mental-health and more importantly, to make to life for those who didn’t. anti-violence causes in the comothers laugh and smile.” They told tales of screammunity. Chapman recalled how ing at teen-idol concerts, Arapahoe High School Commuhe knew she was special the giggling for hours on end, nity Fund minute he laid eyes on her. making friendship bracelets, The Denver Foundation Philanthropic Services “I looked at her and I said, drinking milkshakes and 55 Madison Street, Eighth Floor `Wow, she would be sometalking about boys. Denver, Colo. 80206-5423 one amazing to be with,’” “Almost every moment www.denverfoundation.org he said. “… I love Claire so I spent with Claire we were 720-974-2602 much, and I always will.” laughing,” said Mary Strauss, Several well-known a friend since middle school. names attended the event “Over the years she taught — U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, Gov. John Hick- me so much, but most importantly, how to enlooper and Olympian and Centennial resi- love someone more than you love yourself.” dent Missy Franklin all spoke, and Claire’s faRebecca Johnson, Claire’s riding coach vorite band, One Direction, sent their regrets. for seven years, said Claire was a fierce comArapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson petitor on her horse, Graphite Gran Grannus, was recognized with a standing ovation, and but rode with grace under pressure and true praise went out to all the first responders, class. including Deputy James Englert, the school“Above all else, she was kind, and the horsresource officer who got to the scene within es knew that, and they loved her,” said Johnseconds, and firefighters from Littleton Fire son, who nicknamed Claire “Fluffy Rainbow

School door ‘was supposed to be locked’ Officials detail latest in Arapahoe High shooting investigation By George Lurie

glurie @coloradocommunitymedia.com The gunman gained access to the school through an exterior door that was routinely propped open on most school days, according to the latest details from the investigation into the shooting at Arapahoe High School. “That door was supposed to be locked,” Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said during a Dec. 30 press briefing. “Unfortunately, it wasn’t.” When asked if a locked exterior door may have kept the Dec. 13 shooting from taking place, the sheriff replied: “I don’t believe that would have prevented this evil act. He would have found a way to enter the school.” Never once saying the name of the 18-year-old gunman, Robinson repeatedly referred to Karl Pierson as “the murderer” and said on the day he entered the school with a shotgun, 125 shotgun shells, a machete and three Molotov cocktails, Pierson had “an absolute focus on doing the maximum amount of harm.” One new detail the sheriff revealed at the briefing: On the morning of the shooting, Pierson “went bowling, alone.” Claire Davis, the 17-year-old student who was shot point blank by Pierson and later died, “was exactly where she had a right to be” on the day of the shooting, Robinson said. “Claire was preparing herself for her future.” Robinson credited James Englert, the sheriff’s deputy stationed at the high school as the school resource officer, with preventing additional bloodshed

by responding immediately to the shots fired — “running to the thunder, exactly what our deputies are trained to do.” Robinson confirmed that Pierson fired five shots and set fire to a library bookshelf before taking his own life with a sixth shot in the back of the school library. “We are confident the murderer knew Deputy Englert and the (unarmed) school security officer [Rod Mauler] were approaching,” Robinson said. “Less than a minute and 20 seconds [elapsed] between the murderer entering the school and lying dead in the back of the library.” Robinson called Englert “a hero” and said the deputy will be back on duty at the high school beginning Jan. 6. “We think of James as a sheriff’s deputy,” said Robinson. “The students and staff at Arapahoe think of him as a Warrior.” The sheriff also praised school custodian Fabian Llerenas for his role in immediately alerting school officials of “an active shooter situation.” At the start of the hour-long press briefing, held at the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office on East Broncos Parkway in Centennial, Centennial Mayor Cathy Noon, District Attorney George Brauchler and several federal and state law enforcement officials also issued brief statements. “First and foremost, our hearts go out to the Davis family, whose loss has profoundly touched our community,” Noon said. “Centennial is a family community — families of first responders, families of schools, businesses, neighborhoods and churches. On Dec. 13, those families came together in a big way to support each other and provide Arapahoe High School with comfort, support and safety.” Noon thanked the sheriff’s office and neighboring first responders who, she said, “handled the situation quickly and professionally.”

The mayor also thanked the many businesses surrounding the high school for “providing socks, blankets, food, or whatever was needed as students and families rushed from the school.” Brauchler said a total of 12 search warrants had been executed so far in the investigation and anticipated more would be issued. “This one hits close to home for me,” the Highlands Ranch resident said. “Arapahoe High is awfully close to where I live.” Saying it was “far too early in the process” for definitive answers, Robinson said that investigators still believe Pierson acted “on his own.” “We continue to conduct extensive and detailed interviews, including with members of the murderer’s family,” Robinson said. Robinson revealed that in addition to going bowling, Pierson bought additional rounds of ammunition the morning of Dec. 13. “He entered the school at approximately 12:34 p.m. and immediately fired a shotgun blast down an empty hallway,” the sheriff said. Robinson confirmed Pierson’s second shot hit Davis. After entering the library, Pierson fired another shot into the empty office of librarian and debate coach Tracy Murphy, Robinson said. Pierson, a member of the debate team, had threatened Murphy after a disagreement with the coach in September. Robinson confirmed the incident had been reported to law enforcement authorities. The day before the shooting occurred, Robinson had announced his plans to retire on Jan. 31. Saying he “will not arbitrarily put a timeline” on finishing the investigation, Robinson did confirm that he still plans to retire in early 2014. “This investigation will not be concluded on my watch,” he said.”

Child.” “She left me an improved woman and a better coach,” she said. “Claire was my friend, and I loved her, and I know that love was returned.” Near the end of the ceremony, Johnson walked the horse out and retired the saddle of his fallen rider, presenting it to Claire’s mother. Poos-Benson sent the mourners home with a message to be vigilant in working to end the violence. “You need to go find the Karl Piersons in our community, and ask those Karls, `What are you doing? Where are you? We need you to be a part of us,’” he said. “You need to make sure that Karl gets help.” Claire’s parents and older brother, Alexander, thanked the community for its incredible support throughout their unimaginable ordeal. “She knew what it meant to have a friend and to be a friend,” said her father. “She was learning to find her bliss. The world was a better place with her in it, but we are coming to accept that it was time for us to return the gift to the giver.”


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Recreational rollout brings uncertainty Green Wednesday rung in and checked out, and various news reports recounted a rough estimate of $1 million taken in at local marijuana shops. The rollout of recreational marijuana on Jan. 1 was accurately described as mellow. Those who were happy to purchase legally at long last had no resemblance to revved up sports fans celebrating a championship. Instead they had satisfied grins and walked calmly. While many locals have poo-pooed the idea that Colorado will become the country’s Amsterdam, we cringed when national news reports suddenly seemed to entertain the perspective. That is not how we see Colorado. We know there is much work to be done and much to iron out with recreational marijuana. In our circles, many of those who are not thrilled with the passage of Amendment 64, have con-

our view ceded they are pleased law enforcement will not spend as much time with minor marijuana violations any longer. But it’s a consolation in a mix of concerns. Those who support the passage say they are relieved to finally have the legal right to do something that is not that harmful and does have some medicinal benefits. They say it’s the American way of individual freedom to have the choice, and point out that the taxes collected will further benefit the state. While there are countless legal and procedural wrinkles to iron out, we urge a focus on health and safety as a high prior-

letters to the editor illegal behavior needs accountability

I just cut a Box Top for Education out of a cereal box to earn a few cents for my children’s school. It is mid-year, so I expect to get a second request for school supplies soon, too. Meanwhile, the district office continues to waste money on advancing their political agenda, while breaking the law in the process. The Douglas County School District has just been found guilty of violating the Fair Campaign Practices Act by hiring a consultant to write a favorable report about the district, then disseminating it to 85,000 people as if it was an independently written report, thereby influencing voters. Not only was that illegal, but it cost taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars that should be spent in our classrooms. The district paid for the writing of the report, then paid outside legal counsel to defend their illegal act. Now they are promising to appeal, which will cost thousands more in legal fees, in addition to the hours spent by district personnel obtaining the report and defending their actions. I am disgusted that our school district would stoop to dishonest behavior to win an election and waste taxpayer dollars in the process, instead of concentrating on educating our children and providing them the tools they need to learn. Responsibility, honesty, and respect are some of the character traits my children’s school strives to instill in its students. I would expect to see those traits in the people in charge of the schools. All district officials who were involved in this deceit should lose their jobs. As taxpayers, they work for us and need to be held accountable.

in meaningful ways. In addition, if the school board truly wanted to unite us as a community, they would not hold so much of their meetings in private council. If the school board truly wanted to unite us as a community, they would focus on the children in our community, not on personal political agendas. Unfortunately, the new school board has done none of that. They say they want to unite us. I say: Prove it. Christina Marriott Highlands Ranch

if you don’t have something nice to say Re: Michael Norton’s Jan. 2 column:

Mr. Norton, One of the phrases in your column, “If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all” brought back a memory from a stand-up comedian who appeared on the Ed Sullivan show back in the early 1960s. Her name was Moms Mabley. She was talking about a nasty uncle who had recently passed away. She was commenting on how he was not a very nice person and then she suddenly stopped and said, “You know what they say. If you can’t say something good about a person, then you shouldn’t say anything at all. Well, he’s dead…good.” I have no idea why I remember that. Good article on flattery, Michael. Michael H. Kennedy Centennial

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The day after the election the newly elected school board members promised they would try to reunite our community. Unfortunately, their actions thus far prove otherwise. Tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars have now been spent on legal fees to defend the school board’s misuse of taxpayer dollars in the November campaign. All of this money should have gone to classrooms. The school board has vowed to appeal this decision — which will cost more taxpayer dollars. If the school board truly wanted to unite us as a community, they would stop squandering our money on lawyers, campaigns, outside interests, or anything else that does not directly help the students in our community and put that money back where it belongs: In the classroom. If the school board truly wanted to unite us as a community, they would immediately stop any further legal action and instead listen to parents and their concerns, and then try to alleviate them

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ity. Now that marijuana has entered the realm of legal drugs, we look forward to more and more detailed research to outline the pros and cons of marijuana use. Our friend Joe Citizen can break it down to say that marijuana is more or less harmful than tobacco and alcohol — an exercise with questionable value. Marijuana categorically falls in the potentially harmful column. The bottom lines are that smoking is smoking, and people who smoke marijuana draw the smoke deeply into their lungs. Moreover, marijuana affects driving ability. And to say it plain, all three choices can bring great harm to teens in the throes of brain development and finding their way in the world. As surely as secondhand smoke will be more prevalent, it follows that with marijuana — with its new legal status — will often more easily fall into the hands of the

young teens. So we ask that smokers smoke smart, all adults walk straight lines, and parents take further steps by talking and educating their children. A drug is a drug, so children should be encouraged to keep their “just say no” mindsets. We are concerned. How will Colorado fare? Will this recreational diversion be a drag on the state’s reputation in clean energy and quest to improve its education system? Will the state strike the right balance? Will we work well with our neighboring states? It will take a while for the best research to be distilled and crafted into spiffy, pithy messages along the lines of no smoking warnings we have experienced through the years. Messages that make the sobering dangers clear — just as the warnings about tobacco have done — is a wideopen public service opportunity.

Huh? Just turn down that bass The car next to you at the red light is throbbing with bass. What do you do? Do you throb with bass too? Not me. I don’t want to wind up like Pete Townsend and have to say “Huh?” for the rest of my life. There’s really not much you can do. You risk a lot if your give him the finger or even glare. Chances are it’s someone under 21 whose insurance rates have been climbing after a series of motoring incidents. The five and a half years he spent in high school were far out. And mom and dad never said a word to him about civility. Our highways are very democratic. You have as much right to them if you are a dolt as you do if you are on your way to give a lecture to a graduate seminar at DU. You may be the pick of the pack at home or at work, but in between, on the streets, you are just another motorist. We already have a lane for high occupancy vehicles. (Which, by the way, means two. Does that sound like high occupancy to you?) I think it would be wonderful if we could further distinguish motoring lanes. For example: a high-IQ occupancy lane. How about a lane for anyone who doesn’t wear his pants lower than his underwear? A lane just for UCLA alumni would be fine with me. A lane for anyone who doesn’t talk with their hands. A lane for anyone who doesn’t pull their soup. A lane for anyone who knows that a medium-sized cumulus cloud weighs about the same as 80 elephants. The dog and I are sitting there at the light today, next to AC/DC. I wondered if he knows that Angus Young is a big Louis

Armstrong fan. Probably not. It’s rarely a girl. It’s never someone my age. Unless they throbbed the bass when they were much younger, and maybe now they do have to crank it too. A Zen Buddhist friend of mine would say, “Sometimes the best thing to do is nothing.” I try to keep that in mind, especially when AC/DC turns into Aerosmith. I wonder if he knows that Joe Perry manufactures condiments. Probably not. It might make a difference if the music were any good, but it never is. It’s never Django Reinhart. It’s never Miles Davis. It’s never Chopin. It’s always Motorhead. Every time this happens I feel a little older. I look in the rear view mirror and see my life back there, back when I might have had the Yardbirds turned up. What if a kid in the car next to me were listening to “Heart Full of Soul”? Maybe I would give him a pass. I don’t like bass to begin with. I zero it out in my car and in my home. If I want a pounding sensation in my head, I’ll just use a rubber mallet. Driving around in an automobile, ball cap on backwards, music loud, has to Smith continues on Page 9

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Washington can learn from Colorado For many Americans, 2013 was an eventful year. For Coloradans, it tested our resilience, our courage and our willpower. We fought the most destructive wildfire in our history (Black Forest), as well one of the largest (West Fork), only to be hit by unprecedented flooding less than three months later. Meanwhile, farmers in the southeastern corner of our state endured months of unending drought that has crippled their harvests and threatened their livelihood. And as the year came to a close another high school was left rattled by senseless and horrible violence. Coloradans, as usual, showed their mettle and have come together in every corner of the state to support one another, recover, rebuild, and carry on. Unfortunately, the same isn’t true of Congress. The first session of the 113th Congress has been called one of the least effective in the history of the United States. Partisan gridlock has halted progress on a variety of issues critical to Colorado’s success, including immigration, education, and a national food and farming policy. Most frustrating was the manufac-

tured government shutdown that left thousands without a paycheck and reduced our gross domestic product by $24 billion. But in true Colorado fashion, our delegation — Democrats and Republicans — found ways to work together and put Colorado first. While we didn’t agree on every issue, in times of crisis we worked across the aisle to make sure federal resources were available for rescue, recovery and rebuilding efforts. As of early December, we secured more than $136 million in grants and low-interest loans to help Coloradans in areas affected by the floods. We also secured nearly $20 million in Emergency Watershed Pro-

tection Funding to fund watershed conservation and erosion prevention for communities recovering from the High Park and Waldo Canyon Fires. The delegation also pushed Congress to maintain the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program that helps our local communities offset losses in property taxes due to nontaxable federal land. PILT payments help counties provide critical services, such as police, fire protection, emergency response, and infrastructure. And we worked with the Natural Resources Conservation Service to preserve funding for the USDA’s Snow Survey and Water Supply Forecasting Program. It measures Colorado’s snowpack, providing essential information for water managers who must know how much water they can expect in the coming months. For avid hikers in southern Colorado, we were able to trim bureaucracy to help “officially” legalize the Manitou Incline for public use. Now thousands of outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy the pleasure of surmounting this popular and legendary vertical mile trail.

Big issues wait for us in this new year. Among them, we need to pass a Farm Bill to provide Colorado’s farmers and ranchers with the security, stability, and resources they need to continue providing food, fuel and fiber for the country. We need to fix our broken immigration system to secure or borders, strengthen our economy and create a path forward for immigrants living in the shadows. And we need to develop a bipartisan budget plan that materially reduces the deficit and puts our country on a more sustainable fiscal path. If Washington can learn from the example Colorado has set, we will have the opportunity get back to work for the American people and to begin to meet the challenges facing our nation. My new year’s resolution is to remain committed to working with any Republican or Democrat who wants to find thoughtful, innovative solutions that will ensure our competitiveness and leadership in the 21st century. Democrat Michael Bennet has represented Colorado in the U.S. Senate since 2009.

Focus on hearing with your heart and be sincere So last week I talked about the importance of speaking kindly and lovingly to one another, sincere flattery, and being intentional in our effort to show how we truly feel. That was the “speaking” part, but what happens when it comes to listening to what is being said to us, and actually hearing it? Too often I witness a game of verbal ping-pong. You know the game where one person offers a compliment and the recipient feels like they must say something nice in return. And then the game begins, a back-and-forth, to-and-fro endless string of niceties shared with one another. If truly sincere, it is a loving and awesome display to watch. If it is just chatter, I hate to be the bearer of the bad and obvious news, the insincerity is very clear to everyone around, including the two people in the game. Let’s challenge the thinking a little bit here. What if, and I am just saying what if, the person who receives the first compliment and listens with their ears, lets it settle in, and truly hears it with their heart? Perhaps what might have started as a cordial conversation just to say something nice, could actually turn into a meaningful discussion between two or more people where everyone feels good about the outcome.

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and if he gets sick what is he going to do,” Michelle says. “I pray every day that he doesn’t get sick.” “It’s the unknown,” Neil says, “and how is he going to handle it.” Through scarce emails, they knew Donovan had traveled in December to a wellknown ashram in Puttaparthi to meditate and study awhile. “He’s right here,” Neil says, pointing to the town north of Bangalore. “I feel he’s in a safer place. The only negative is I don’t hear from him every three days.” Despite the worry, their son’s adventure leaves them in awe. “I envy what he’s doing,” says Neil, an avid hiker. “I wish I would have thought of something like this. . . . ” “I feel he has a calling and we’re behind him the whole way — we will support him always,” Michelle says. “I just wish he’d be home.”

Something good can come from everything and every encounter. The problem is that too often we want to rush in and compete in the conversation and feel it necessary to say something nice back to the other person. What if we were a little more patient in our response? What if we listened with our ears and heard it, really heard it with our hearts? We just might realize that the other person has said something profound and is truly trying to be sincere and nice. When we rush right back into it with our own compliment, we may even hurt their feelings as they feel like we didn’t take the time to appreciate what it is that they actually said. Listening with our ears and hearing with our hearts really are two different things. When we only listen with our ears

we sometimes rush to judgment or feel the need to start the volley of verbal pingpong. When we hear with our hearts, we are looking at the other person beyond what it is we see at face value. And we look for ways to thank them, maybe even ask more questions about their compliment or their intentions. Flattery will get you everywhere, sincere flattery that is. And when we learn to hear with our hearts for the positive attitude, good-natured intentions, and sincere compliment we will begin to enjoy a much healthier relationship with all of those around us. And for those of you who just have a hard time accepting a compliment, this is definitely the advice for you. Listen with your ears, but slow down and hear things

with your heart. You will come to accept accolades and praises with much greater ease. So in 2014 let’s focus on speaking loving, kind, and sincere sentiments to one another, and at the same time, let’s focus on hearing those very same kind and loving words with our hearts and not just our ears. I would love to hear all about your commitment to make 2014 a year of speaking kind words and hearing with your hearts at gotonorton@gmail.com, because when you apply both to your life, each and every week will be a better than good week. Michael Norton is a resident of Highlands Ranch, the former president of the Zig Ziglar Corp. and the CEO/founder of www. candogo.com.

and I pulled into the same parking lot and walked to the same store. I said, “You like that Black Sabbath, don’t you?” He just said, “Huh?” Craig Marshall Smith is an artist, educator and Highlands Ranch resident. He can be reached at craigmarshallsmith@ comcast.net.

On Jan. 3, Neil checked his email to find a priceless New Year’s gift — a message from Donovan, the first since Dec. 20. “The path has changed a bit,” Donovan wrote. “I feel the need to pay respects to Gandhi and the Dalai Lama.” He is headed to their ashrams. Although he mentioned possibly returning to Colorado in May and that he had experienced some “tenuous times,” he also noted he wanted to spend three months working with Mother Teresa’s Sisters of Charity in Calcutta. “Obviously, as things unfold, he wants to do more and more things,” Neil says, “but it’s kind of hard to see what he will do for sure.” So, Michelle and Neil wait. It’s all they can do. “He is,” Michelle says, “always in my prayers and in my mind.” Ann Macari Healey’s column about people, places and issues of everyday life appears every other week. She can be reached at ahealey@coloradocommunitymedia.com or 303-566-4110.

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Organ donors always needed Donation benefits all involved By Jennifer Smith

jsmith@coloradocommunitymedia.com If Joseph Gutierrez could give thanks this holiday season for the best gift he ever got, this is what he would say: “Thanks for having a son or daughter who was selfless in becoming a donor, because it helped save my life and my arm.” And if Carol Hutchinson-Stepp could accept such thanks, she would say: “It feels really wonderful to know that there’s still a part of our son here that’s alive. Not being able to see those eyes is a tragedy, but those eyes allowed two other people to see. … Hopefully whoever has his eyes are seeing birds for the first time, or their children for the time, through his eyes.” Roxborough resident Gutierrez and Littleton resident Hutchinson-Stepp don’t know each other, and neither of them know who their words should go to. But they both know that organ donation benefits both the recipient and the families of the deceased. Hutchinson-Stepp’s 25-year-old stepson, C. Jay, died in February 2012 of congestive heart failure. It was completely unexpected, as the fun-loving young man was rarely sick. “We saw him in January for the Super Bowl,” she remembers. “We had no idea he was that sick. “He died Feb. 29, so the anniversary of his death is only every four years. Even in death, he did it his own way. The tears still come, and they probably always will. He lived his own life and had his own path, and we’re proud of him for that.” She says when the family realized he had made the “very adult, grown-up decision” to be an organ donor, they knew they had to honor that choice. Though the disease had ravaged much of his body, his corneas were able to give the gift of sight to two people. In November 2011, Gutierrez began having trouble with his left arm. It was swollen

C. Jay Stepp, stepmom Carole and dad Charlie spend a day at Elitch’s during happier times, before C. Jay’s unexpected death. Courtesy photo and painful, and he thought he had a torn rotator cuff. An MRI revealed something much worse — a giant-cell tumor. Although benign, such tumors can metastasize into the lungs. His had begun to eat away at the bone in his upper arm, and doctors found it necessary to replace it with a donor humerus. The tumor has come back twice, necessitating two more surgeries, but his new bone has weathered the storm. “You kind of feel sorry for yourself when you’re in a situation like mine, but then you hear the donor families’ stories and you think, `You know what? You don’t have it

so bad.’ At least they were able to save my arm,” said Gutierrez, who is retired from his long-time career as an Englewood postal carrier. He’s gotten the opportunity to meet many donors’ families through volunteering with Donor Alliance, the Limb Preservation Foundation and AlloSource, a large tissue-processing company in Centennial. That involvement garnered him a spot on the “Gift of Life” float two years running in both Denver’s Parade of Lights and the Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena, Calif. “It’s been a real rewarding experience,” he said. “Even though I’ve had three opera-

tions on my arm, I’ve gotten to meet some really fantastic people.” Waving to the crowds with his left arm is a challenge, however, because he can only lift it about chest high. “I do as much as I can within my limitations,” said Gutierrez, 65, an avid outdoorsman. “It’s like I have one and a half arms.” According to Donor Alliance, there are more than 2,200 people in Colorado waiting for an organ transplant, though 67 percent of Coloradans who have registered to be donors. To join them, visit DonateLifeColorado.org or call 303-329-4747. For more information, visit www.DonorAlliance.org.


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would cook extra supper and have the kids take it to neighbors she knew needed a hot meal. Huydts said in Rudolph’s new space behind the motel, they had clothing, like socks for a nickel a pair, but didn’t have food to offer or enough cash to help people pay rent, like the task force tries to do now. At one point, to keep the struggling operation going, Rudolph, Huydts and a couple of others, donated $150 each — which she said equated to about $1,000 each at that time. The task force has since moved a couple more times to bigger spaces — and the budget has changed. Roos said the task force now has a $1.6 million annual budget — and 200 unpaid volunteers as well as two paid full-time staff members, Suzanne Greene, executive director, and Christie Sbarra, store manager, and 10 paid part-time staff members. Roos said about 10 percent of the budget covers administration costs and that they serve 16,000 clients every year. “The vast majority goes directly to clients,” he said, about the task force’s services which can include helping to pay rent and utilities and providing food, clothing and household items. He said the task force’s thrift shop generates about 25 percent of the revenues for

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But Democrats won’t have much a choice. Besides gun legislation, Cadman said that his party will introduce bills that seek “fixes” to an election reform bill last session, one that created same-day voter registration in Colorado. Also, look for a bill from House Republicans that would scale back legislation signed into law last year, which doubled the renewable-energy mandate for rural electric cooperatives. “Since it passed, the passion from the people in rural Colorado about how it’s going to be detrimental to them has not let up,” said House Minority Leader Brian DelGrosso, R-Loveland. “If the rural peoples’ voice is wanting to be beard, I hope that Ferrandino and his crew will at least take a look at that.” The House GOP will introduce a slate of bills that would reduce regulations on small businesses and will focus on helping economies in rural communities, DelGrosso said. DelGrosso said that last year’s session was more “left-centric” than what Coloradans had bargained for. He said that voters’ resentment over major pieces of Democrat-sponsored legislation was apparent during the recall election losses by Senate President John Morse of Colorado Springs and Angela Giron of Pueblo. Evie Hudak of Westminster resigned rather than face her own recall attempt. “I think some of the gun debate obviously started that, but I think overall the folks that were voting in the recall election were like, ‘I don’t think the people representing us were focusing on us,’” DelGrosso said. Ferrandino rejects that assertion. He said that gun background checks are working and that the voices among Colorado’s rural community are being heard. The House speaker pointed to legislation passed last year that provided grants to help rural communities diversify their economies and a separate bill that created a health and social services center inside Bent County’s Fort Lyon Correctional Facil-

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the task force’s budget. But donations are crucial. For those who want to donate, the best way is cash, he said. For every $1 donated, the task force can buy $3.69 worth of food from the Food Bank of the Rockies. He said the task force’s mission is to be a “first responder… helping neighbors whose lives are turned upside get back on track.” Concert proceeds will help fund the $425,000 renovation of the task force’s 17,000-square-foot building, the former Church of the Rock building at 1638 Park St. The project includes turning part of the building’s 4,000-square-feet of unfinished space into a more private area to receive clients, and creating more finished space to accept donations. Other improvements include adding a sprinkler system in the building, a new heating and air conditioning system, new awnings, installation and new windows. Firefall’s original lead singer and guitarist, Jock Bartley, recently toured the task force’s facility so he could see what they’re singing for, Roos said. Roos said they’re holding the concert in February because the task force “is the best love story in Douglas and Elbert counties.” The four-hour event will start at 3 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Douglas Events Center at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 500 Fairgrounds Drive, Castle Rock. General admission tickets are $36.50. To buy tickets go to modtickets.com/ detaskforce.

ity. Ferrandino also reminded his Republican colleagues that debate was never cut off last year, on any issue. “I’ve made a concerted effort to make sure everybody has a voice,” the House speaker said. “Just because you don’t get your way doesn’t mean your voice isn’t being heard. While it’s a good talking point for the other side, the facts don’t support that assertion.” Ferrandino said that the first priority of the House will be to work on flood and wildfire legislation, which should come with strong bipartisan support. Senate President Morgan Carroll, D-Aurora, said the first bill out the Senate aims to curb escalating college tuition costs that are “crippling a generation of opportunity for kids.” Carroll also previewed legislation that seeks reduce the financial burden on parents for child care costs. Carroll said that she expects legislation on oil and gas industry regulations. She said there is “a good chance” that the Senate will pass legislation that died last year, which would raise fines on companies for toxic spills. Carroll is not naïve to the new reality in the Senate. Because of the recall election efforts, her party’s majority has been reduced to a single vote. She is hopeful that Senate Republicans will support many Democratic bills, but acknowledges that some battles will be difficult. “The 18-17 vote really matters,” she said. Carroll hopes the two sides can move beyond partisan politics this session. “The people really are sick of bickering,” she said. “They’re sick of partisan mudslinging. They’re tired of excuses. They frankly don’t want to hear it. They don’t want to know who is to blame for what; they just want us to get the job done.” Meanwhile, Cadman insists that his party isn’t over-estimating Coloradans’ “outcry” from last year, by trying to undo laws that are already on the books. “We’re not proposing legislation based on reactions,” he said. “We are proposing legislation based on fixing the things we think (Democrats) did wrong. So it’s not a popularity contest. This about doing what we feel is right and, frankly, correcting what we feel was wrong. Period.”

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The rider guides the horses through a ring of fire during the Wild West Show at a recent year’s National Western Stock Show. The National Western opens Jan. 11 for its 2014 run and will include livestock judging and sales, rodeos and the Wild West Show that is patterned after the shows put on by Buffalo Bill Cody. Courtesy photo

National Western ready to roll Rodeo, livestock judging, special events come to Denver By Tom Munds

tmunds@coloradocommunitymedia.com Pro football’s biggest game is in February, but the National Western Stock Show, billed as the “Super Bowl of Livestock Shows and Sales,” comes to Denver Jan. 11-26. There are judging competitions for horses, cattle, sheep, swine, goats, llamas, bison, yaks, poultry and rabbits. Since space is fairly limited, animals are constantly moving in and out of the complex so that more than 15,000 head of livestock can take part in the judging competitions and sales In addition to the livestock judging competitions, there also are numerous livestock sales where millions of dollars change hands as thousands of animals are sold to new owners. While livestock activities go on almost constantly, the stock show’s daily schedule also may include rodeos, displays and entertainment. The fact there is something for almost everyone attracts hundreds of thousands of men, women and children through the turnstiles. Last year’s attendance was more the 628,000. The multitude of livestock judging and sales plus more than 50 special events are held at a variety of locations. While the rodeo

performances are in the held in the Denver Coliseum, the majority of livestock show and sale activities plus some special events like Super Dogs are centered at the National Western Stock Show Arena and the pens in the nearby stockyards. The 16-day National Western Stock Show is Colorado’s largest trade show with more than 350 vendors scheduled to be on the grounds this year. Many of the vendors will be located in the three-level Hall of Education near 46th Avenue. Another venue is the Events Center and Paddock located at the north end of the National Western complex. These venues are the location for most horse show events and specialty acts like a Night of Dancing Horses and the Wild West show. Parking is free but a general admission ticket is required to get into the stock show. The ticket entitles the holder to visit the trade show, displays, stock shows and auctions. Ticket prices vary from $13 to $19 for anyone 12 and up. Tickets for children 3 to 11 years old are $2 to $3, depending on the day. Children under 3 get in free. The general admission ticket also is good for visits to the Children’s Ranchland and petting farm, which are open daily on the third floor of the Expo Hall. In addition, there are a variety of activities at the new Ames Activity Pavilion including stick horse rodeos, kids pedal-tractor pulls, horseshoe pitching and dummy roping

contests. The pavilion is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the daily activity lists are posted on the website, www.nationalwestern.com, where you can also find out more about ticket prices. There about 50 special events that require admission tickets that range in price from $8 to $100 each. Each ticket includes a National Western admission ticket. Among the events on the entertainment schedule are two Mexican Rodeo Extravaganzas, three Professional Bull Riders events, two Wild West shows, the Grand Prix horse jumping show, two SuperDogs shows and the Martin Luther King Jr. African-American Heritage Rodeo. There are also 23 rodeo performances during first stop of the year for members of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. Each performance will include a full schedule of traditional rodeo competitions plus there will be specialty acts booked to perform during breaks between rodeo events. At the other end of the National Western complex, the Events Center will be equally busy as the site of equestrian events that include daily schedule of riding and performance competitions. The Events Center is also the site of the Wild West Show, an event fashioned after the turn-of-the-century performances produced by Buffalo Bill Cody and other specialty events.

Contemporary twists to familiar tale ‘Aida’ is on stage at the Aurora Fox By Sonya Ellingboe

sellingboe @coloradocommunitymedia.com “Aida,” the musical by Elton John and Tim Rice, based on Verdi’s opera, has a fine score, a somewhat complicated storyline and contemporary touches to the often-told love triangle story. Ignite Theatre presents it through Jan. 19 at the Aurora Fox, where Egyptian artifacts loaned by the Denver Museum of Nature and Science add atmosphere to the lobby. Director Keith Rabin’s staging of this familiar tale about Radames, the Egyptian army captain, Aida, the Nubian Princess and Amneris the daughter of the Pharoah, opens in the Egyptian exhibit of a contemporary museum. Two young people visiting the

most of the time and there are exhibit, become intrigued with several that stand out: “My each other and a statue of a feif you go Strongest Suit,” “Elaborate male pharaoh, Amneris, comes “Aida” plays through Lives,” “A Step Too Far.” to life to sing “Every Story is a Jan. 19 at the Aurora The story brings Radames, Love Story.” Fox Main Stage, 9900 who is betrothed to the PharThe original couple reapE. Colfax Ave., Aurora. oah’s Daughter, Amneris, back pears as Radames (Alejandro Performances: 7:30 p.m. from the war against Nubia. Roldan) appears with his solFridays, Saturdays; 2:30 Among the captives is Princess diers and a group of captured p.m. Sundays. Tickets: Aida, with whom he falls in Nubian women, including Aida $27/$19/$15. 720-362love in a relationship that goes (Olivia James), while Amneris 2697, ignitetheatre.com against his father’s plans for him, (Lindsey Falduto) phases right as well as the wishes of Aida’s across centuries, still singing. father and of course, the ailing These lead actors have strong, well-trained voices but initially the sound Pharoah. Aida’s fellow Nubian captives want system was not functioning adequately on her to lead them, while she is focused on Raopening night and music by the band al- dames — which will surely not end well. The threat of death hovers as music and most drowned them out at times. By Act II, the balance improved and we assume it will dance tell the familiar tale. The choreography is perhaps beyond the skills of some cast be further fine-tuned. When there is a Tony Award-winning members and not entirely successful. Cosscore, one wants to enjoy it evenly through- tumes are colorful and deliver the images to out a performance. Rice’s lyrics work well carry the story on a simple stage set.

Don’t blame it on LeBron James, but the Denver Nuggets lost to him and his Miami Heat team on his birthday Dec. 30. Sugarmill, the new bakery owned by celebrated local chef Troy Guard, crafted a birthday cake for the Miami Heat superstar. It was a red velvet masterpiece, which apparently gave him and his team good luck, much to our chagrin. Oh well, we’ll be good sports and wish James a very belated happy 29th birthday!

Tropical Smoothie grows

Tropical Smoothie Café, known for its healthy food with a tropical twist, entered the Colorado market in October 2013 with the opening of its café in the Denver Tech Center at 5332 DTC Blvd., Greenwood Village. The second café opened on Nov. 29 at the Streets at SouthGlenn, 6955 S. York St., Centennial. A third location will open in early 2014 in the Centennial Promenade on County Line Road. Husband and wife franchisee team, Michelle and Kriss Shriver, currently own and operate three cafés in Nevada and the “Franchisee of the Year” winners recently bought the rights for the franchise in Colorado. Tropical Smoothie Café should prove to be a welcome newcomer to the “leanest state in the nation.” The smoothies are made from real fruit and natural sugar. The menu includes toasted wraps, bistro sandwiches, grilled flatbreads and gourmet salads made fresh-to-order. All nutritional information is displayed on the café’s countertops so that customers know what they are ordering. While Tropical Smoothie Café is a national franchise, the Shrivers’ focus is local. “We are passionate about education and plan on holding ongoing fundraisers for schools. We are also dedicated to raising money for and promoting awareness of Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), a rare skin disorder that causes extreme skin fragility. We were so happy to be able to use our recent grand opening as a way to shed some light on this little known disease.” At the opening, the Shrivers presented a check for $3,000 to Children’s Hospital Colorado’s EB Clinic, which was accepted by Krystle Martinez, whose 4-year-old son, Darren, has the disease and attends the CHC’s EB Clinic.

Steal of a steak deal

Start the new year with a three-course, prime rib dinner at Fleming’s at 191 Inverness Drive West in unincorporated Arapahoe County. The awesome restaurant is offering a prime rib dinner for $29.95 on Sundays through Feb. 2. More information at 303768-0827.

Ride your bike, have a bite

A new restaurant in Longmont that is an ode to cyclists, CyclHOPS, opened on New Year’s Eve. Brought to you from the owners of Oskar Blues Brewery, CyclHOPS is billing itself as a combination bike shop and taqueria. CyclHOPS is located at 600 S. Airport Road in the Meadow View Shopping Center in Longmont. Its hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; 10 a.m. Parker continues on Page 16


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‘Mr. Larry’ picked as top library volunteer Retired teacher, 74, honored by Colorado Association of Libraries By Virginia Grantier

vgrantier@coloradocommunitymedia. com He was working his way through his first year of college at a Greeley sugar beet plant, when the tower he was standing on collapsed and he fell about 20 feet onto concrete and broke his back. Larry Shriner, 74, of Highlands Ranch, who wasn’t supposed to be able to walk again, did. But the chronic pain doesn’t stop and to this day he relies on a walker to get around. He said in a recent interview, as he sat in his living room, more than 55 years after his accident, that the pain at that moment was about a “6 or 7” on a scale of 10, even though he’d spent the morning with doctors getting various pain-relief treatments. But there are times when something completely stops the pain. “I don’t have pain when I’m working with kids,” he said and his eyes filled. “I focus on the kids.” Shriner, a retired Denver Public Schools teacher who taught — mainly sixth grade — for more than 30 years, decided after his wife, Marian, died that to help with his grief, and to help his community, he’d volunteer at the Highlands Ranch Library. After seven years of volunteering, “Mr. Larry,” as the kids call him, has been given a state-wide award, honored recently as the 2013 Colorado Association of Libraries’ volunteer of the year. He’s still volunteering, but instead of reading to kids three times a week, it’s once a week. He had a heart attack in July 2013 and then surgery, where three stents had to be put in because of blocked arteries. “I think he’s so inspiring,” said Kim McClintock, branch volunteer coordinator at Highlands Ranch and Roxborough library branches, who nominated Shriner. She said he takes all the adversity that

life throws at him and instead on internalizing it, reflects it out “in a positive way.” When Shriner decided to volunteer, he told the library staff he wanted to read to the kids, but they told him only the librarians can do that. He was kind of floored. He told them he had taught for 30 years and had a master’s degree. They told him the library had a program, Book Start, which sends volunteers out to preschools and home daycares to introduce kids to literature. So while he took the necessary training hours to do that he sorted books and did other tasks. He now volunteers for Book Start and also plans and gets involved in various programs including family book clubs such as the father-son book club — and the Page to Stage Productions where children’s original stories are made into stage productions. Shriner grew up in northwest Denver when there were still trolley/street cars and kids could be out without parental supervision, riding their bikes everywhere. They knew it was time to come home when the streetlights started coming on, he said. His art teacher at North High School said he’d be a great teacher and he went on to college in Greeley, but then there was the accident. After a month, still in a body cast, he returned to college, but got depressed because of the level of pain he was dealing with and dropped out. He ended up working in Denver for Ben Veldkamp, now deceased, who started the chain of Veldkamp Flowers florist shops. Eventually, Veldkamp told Shriner he could work for him during the summers, but that Shriner should be back in college. “I thanked him many times for that,” Shriner said, about Veldkamp’s role in his eventually going back to college, at University of Denver. He later taught in downtown Denver schools, such as Columbine Elementary School near Denver’s City Park, and was there when President John F. Kennedy was killed. He described the school as being

Larry Shriner, 74, of Highlands Ranch, a retired Denver Public Schools teacher, was recently named the state’s Colorado Association of Libraries’ volunteer of the year. Photo by Virginia Grantier in chaos as the students wailed and cried upon hearing the news. Most of the kids were African-American and “President Kennedy was beloved in the black community,” he said. When his students nominated him for a teaching award in 1991, they explained it was because he encouraged them to become their own person, he related.

When he was assigned to the discipline room, during a stint at Denver’s Kepner Middle School, he recalls that students would walk in and be so glad it was him there. “You’ll listen to us. No one else listens to us.” “It keeps me going, working with kids,” he said. “It’s a reason to get up in the morning.”

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Visit ‘Eagles on Holiday’ Families interested in nature will want to include Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge in their weekend expeditions. The address is 6550 Gateway Road, Commerce City and hours are 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Sundays, with the Visitor’s Center open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays to Sundays. A nine-mile Wildlife Drive auto tour route is open daily (except federal holidays) and takes visitors through the bison pasture, wetlands, prairies and wooded areas. On Feb. 22, from 1 to 3 p.m., “Eagles on Holiday” will be featured in a auditorium presentation plus visit to their winter habitat, where as many as 40 birds spend the winter. The program is free, but registration is required. Call 303-289-0930. For more information, see fws.gov/rockymountainarsenal.

Camera competition The Littleton Fine Arts Board invites photographers to enter the 48th annual Eye of the Camera Competition and Exhibit, to be held Feb. 21 to March 30 at the Littleton Museum. Details available at CallForEntry. org. Deadline for submission: Jan. 24. The juror will be Jeffery Rupp, jrdenver.com.

Soukup’s solo show Painter Jill Soukup. who was the 2012 juror for the Lone Tree Arts Show, has a solo

show, “Incongruity= Harmony” at Saks Galleries, 3019 E. 2nd Ave., Cherry Creek. It will hang Jan. 10-31 and will feature both animals and cityscapes. The opening reception will be 5 to 8 p.m. Jan. 10.

Writers invited The Parker Writers Group will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. on Jan. 12 at the Parker Library. All writers are welcome. The topic will be “Create a Hook and Perfect Pitch for your Project, with a Q &A session on how to get published. Bring your pitch for feedback.

Stories on Stage “Way Out West” is the title for the next edition of Stories on Stage, at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at Su Teatro Cultural and performing Arts Center, 721 Santa Fe Drive, Denver. Readers include Adrian Egof reading Connie Willis’ “New Hat;” Brian Shea

This bald eagle was photographed recently at South Platte Park by Maureen Ravnik of Littleton. and Alison Watrous reading “Hart and Boot” by Tim Pratt and Steven Cole Hughes reading “The House on Sand Creek” by Thomas McGuane. Tickets cost $28, 303-494-0523, storiesonstage.org.

But what does it mean? The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, 1485 Delgany St., Denver, will offer two sessions of “Art Fitness Training,” designed

South Metro Denver SBDC Announces Winners and Graduates of Fall 2013 Leading Edge™ Strategic Planning Series by Natalie Harden, South Metro Denver SBDC The South Metro Denver Small Business Development Center (SBDC) graduated its most recent Leading Edge™ Strategic Planning Series for Entrepreneurs and Start-up participants on December 4th. The graduation ceremony was held at the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce, where participants have been spending one evening a week for the past twelve weeks gaining instruction on how to write a comprehensive business plan. In attendance were Darrell Schulte, President of the Colorado Business Bank Littleton Branch; John Brackney, President/CEO of the South Metro Denver Chamber; and Marcia McGilley, Executive Director of the South Metro Denver SBDC. Colorado Business Bank is the corporate sponsor of the Leading Edge Strategic Planning Series Program. Twelve participants participated in the course and were awarded with certificates recognizing their accomplishment. At the end of the course, participants were invited to submit their business plans into a class competition, with three winners being chosen and announced at the graduation ceremony. Jon Ewoniuk of Stash won first place and was awarded $300; Cindy Weist of Western States Sales won second place and received $200; and Andra Lewis of Blush and Birch won third place and was awarded $100. “The twelve participants spent a great deal of time and energy in researching, writing and creating their business plans. We applaud their accomplishment. Our instructor Stefanie Dalgar of Dalgar Communications, LLC, guided the participants through the coursework with ease and expertise allowing existing and start-up entrepreneurs to contribute

South Metro Denver Chamber Hosts Annual Legislative Reception On Wednesday, December 18, 2013 the South Metro Denver Chamber hosted its annual legislative reception. The event, held in the atrium at Columbia College’s Aurora campus, was attended by more than 50 business leaders from the south metro area and 7 state legislators. The program began with a toast delivered by Andrew Graham, owner of Clinic Service. Senators Linda Newell (D-Littleton) and David Balmer (R-Centennial) joined Representatives Angela Williams (D-Denver), Chris Holbert (R-Parker), Polly Lawrence (R-Roxborough), Daniel Kagan (D-Cherry Hills / Englewood), and Spencer Swalm (R-Centennial) to provide a recap of the 2013 legislative session and a preview of the 2014 legislative session. Major themes included job creation and easing the burden on small businesses. John Brackney, President & CEO of the South Metro Denver Chamber applauded the legislators’ bipartisan tone. “We were all encouraged to see how much these legislators respect each other and we urge them to work together throughout the session for the benefit of our state.” Jeff Wasden, the Chamber’s Vice-Chair of Public Affairs echoed those sentiments and expressed the gratitude of the business community for the legislators’ service to South Metro Denver. Carol Braverman, co-owner of Mountaintop Acupuncture, enjoyed both the presenters and those present: “[It was] so interesting to hear each legislator’s achievements and upcoming agendas, and the attendees were equally engaging.” The Chamber thanks the event’s presenting sponsor Clinic Service, venue sponsor Columbia College, and catering sponsor Sava Catering. For more information on the Chamber’s public policy activities and future politically oriented events such as our Chamber Day at the Capitol on February 26th, join the South Metro Denver Business Leaders for Responsible Government at www.meetup.com/business-leaders-forresponsible-government or contact the Chamber Director of Public Policy, Patrick Pratt, at 303-795-0142.

to teach anyone to appreciate even the most difficult contemporary art. Track A is 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Fridays, Jan. 10, 24, Feb. 7 and will visit MCA Denver, Clyfford Still Museum and Robischon Gallery. Track B, on Fridays Feb. 28, March 14 and 28 will meet at MCA Denver, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Arts and Redline Gallery. Registration is required: $75 ($60 members), 303-298-7554.

Calendar of Events

For a complete calendar of South Metro Denver Chamber events or more information, visit our web site at www.bestchamber.com or call 303-795-0142. Thursday, January 9th: Women in Leadership: Open House Forum with Chamber Board Members WhippleWood Conference Center at the Chamber, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Centennial

Leading Edge graduates demonstrate their enthusiasm for the program. (l to r) Julie Melville, Stefanie Dalgar, Cindy Weist, Andra Lewis, Wade Owen, Charles Tamale.

to the growth of our South Metro economy,” said McGilley. To learn more about the Leading Edge™ Strategic Planning Series, visit smallbusinessdenver.com or call 303-795-0142. The South Metro Denver Small Business Development Center is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The Support given by the U.S. Small Business Administration through such funding does not constitute an express or implied endorsement of any of the co-sponsors’ or participants’ opinions products or services. The Colorado SBDC is a partnership between the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, the U.S. Small Business Administration, Colorado’s institutions of higher education, and local development organizations.

Friday, January 10th: Economic Development Group Breakfast: Current Development Projects in South Metro Denver WhippleWood Conference Center at the Chamber, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Centennial Greater Littleton Youth Initiative WhippleWood Conference Center at the Chamber, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Centennial Monday, January 13th: STEM-EC: Science Technology Engineering Math in South Metro Denver WhippleWood Conference Center at the Chamber, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Centennial Tuesday, January 14th: Business Bible Study Chamber Library, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Centennial Business After Hours hosted by Volcano Restaurant 10440 E. Arapahoe Rd., Centennial Wednesday, January 15th: STEM-EC: Douglas County Schools Site Visit Location TBD PowerPoint Dynamic Design Tricks Mission Critical Systems-DTC, 7384 S. Alton Way, Suite 201, Centennial Southwest Metro Business Alliance: Business Best Practices The Peak Wellness Center, 6612 S. Ward St., Littleton Thursday, January 16th: Health & Wellness Initiative Board of Advisors WhippleWood Conference Center at the Chamber, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Centennial Health & Wellness Initiative: Health Care Reform - The Freight Train is Here! WhippleWood Conference Center at the Chamber, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Centennial Quarterly Meetup for Profit: Building Business Using Social Marketing WhippleWood Conference Center at the Chamber, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Centennial

Chamber President & CEO John Brackney speaks to the crowd at the Annual Legislative Reception. (l to r): Rep. Spencer Swalm, Rep. Daniel Kagan, John Brackney, Rep. Polly Lawrence (behind Brackney), Rep. Chris Holbert, Rep. Angela Williams, Senator David Balmer, Senator Linda Newell, Jeff Wasden.

Friday, January 17th: Social Marketing for Business: Generating New Leads WhippleWood Conference Center at the Chamber, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Centennial


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Book details life of adventure, despite cancer Castle Rock author describes how he and wife lived good life By Virginia Grantier

vgrantier@coloradocommunitymedia. com They were both 14, high school freshmen in Wauseon, Ohio, when they first dated, then reconnected in college, and ended up being married for almost 30 years — and for the majority of those years, Ron Richards’ wife had cancer. And one of their children had emotional and medical problems. And at one point Richards had cancer. But the Castle Rock resident said recently that through it all it was mainly a life of adventure and positiveness and optimism, even though there was adversity — because he and his wife, Sara Richards, were determined that’s what it would be. And so they made it that way. And now he’s written a book about it and will give a short talk at a 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 18 local-authors showcase at Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St. Sara died in 2005. But before she did, she gave Ron an assignment to write a book about their life together — how adversity “doesn’t have to bring you down,” he recalled she said to him. “We’ve had so many wonderful adventures, despite the challenges and issues we’ve faced,” she told him. “People need to know that. We have to help them understand that living with those challenges doesn’t mean you have to lead a life filled with negativity. I have no doubt that you’re the best person to tell our story.” Richards — a former sportswriter who moved on to public relations and sporting-

events planning for major brewing companies — now has his own communications business in the home he shares with his second wife and stepdaughter. But he also decided recently to take on writing the book, finally, which he titled, “Dodging Dandelions.” Richards, 61, called it that because of what a doctor said after Sara was first diagnosed with breast cancer and they asked the doctor about her prognosis. He told them that after finding a dandelion in a yard, you can dig it out or use chemicals, but that chances are “as time goes by, more dandelions will appear … I would be surprised if you weren’t always fighting off dandelions.” Richards said that after dating in high school they went separate ways — he to the University of Toledo and she to Colorado State University. But they decided they didn’t want to be apart and so he eventually transferred to CSU and completed a journalism degree. They married in 1975 and had a son in 1981 and she was first diagnosed with cancer in 1983. He remembers what Sara — whom he describes as a pragmatic, exceptionally resilient person who’d been raised on a dairy farm — said after the first diagnosis of cancer. “We won’t let this ruin our lives…And we won’t let it run our lives, either. I’ll do what I have to fight it but I will not let cancer control our lives,” she told him. He said they often used humor — like calling a Friday night trip to the hospital a “date.” After she had a mastectomy, they moved to Albuquerque for work, eventually moved back to Colorado and adopted a daughter. Then Ron Richards accepted a job in

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Ron Richards, 61, of Castle Rock, talks about a book he wrote recently, “Dodging Dandelions,” that describes how he and his first wife, Sara, continued to live an adventurous, positive life despite many years of cancer. Photo by Virginia Grantier Wisconsin, doing sports marketing for Miller Brewing Co. She was to join him at the end of the school year. But in 1989, more cancer, a lump in the chest area, had to be removed and then there was radiation. Then he moved on to a new job in Detroit, where Sara in 1999 had another round of cancer, this time tumors in the liver. In 2000, it was his turn — kidney cancer. Then in 2001, a tumor was discovered in Sara’s brain. At one point, the couple had a whole

THINGS TO DO JAN. 9

SPONTANEOUS SNOW fun Register online to be added to our list for those ages 8-12 looking for a spontaneous snow day of fun. As soon as the snow starts flying, park rangers will schedule and host an event that will teach you about wildlife, making a snow shelter, and playing snow games. Hot cocoa will be provided. To be placed on the Snow Fun e-mail list, register at www.highlandsranch.org. Payment will be due after a date has been set. Call 303-791-2710. Fee: Resident $10, nonresident $12.

SUPPORT GROUP The Prostate Cancer Support Group meets from 7-8:30 p.m. Jan. 9 in the Fireside Room at Cherry Hills Community Church, 3900 Grace Blvd., Highlands Ranch. This gathering is open to men who have undergone treatment or have yet to do so. Join us as we share our experiences with prostate cancer. All discussions are confidential. Visit chcc. org/care. JAN. 9 TO FEB. 28  ART EXHIBIT The Paint Box Guild of Littleton will have an exhibit from Jan. 9 to Feb. 28 at Highlands Ranch Library, 9292 Ridgeline Blvd. Media included are oil, watercolor, pastel and mixed.  Library hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. JAN. 11 COFFEE TASTING The Highlands Ranch Community Association will have its annual coffee tasting with Starbucks to raise money for its scholarship fund. This year’s event will focus on how to properly use a French Press and to pair various coffees with the right food. The coffee tasting is from 9:30-11 a.m. Jan. 11 at the Eastridge Recreation Center, 9848 University Blvd., Highlands Ranch. Tickets are $10 in advance, $13 day of and can be purchased online at http://hrcaonline.org/hrcainfo/calendarhrca/tabid/275/ctl/viewdetail/mid/1302/ itemid/5844/d/20140111/Coffee-Tasting.aspx  JAN. 11 SIGNS LEFT behind Many animals are still active during the winter. Take an easy stroll around Fly’n B Park and look for tracks, scat and other animal signs left behind. Program is from 9-10 a.m. Jan. 11 at Fly’n B Park, 2910 W. Plaza Drive, Highlands Ranch. Registration

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year to travel and see friends because Richards’ employer at the time — Championship Auto Racing Teams, an Indy Car racing sanctioning organization in Detroit — gave him a year’s salary and benefits, and a directive to enjoy the time and use it as the retirement that he and Sara would never be able to have. To attend Richards’ talk, go to the following link to register: http://host. evanced.info/douglas/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=80738.

required. Go to www.highlandsranch.org or call 303-791-2710. Fee: Resident $10, nonresident $12. Program appropriate for all ages/families

JAN. 14 DIVORCE SEMINAR St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 9203 S. University Blvd., Highlands Ranch, presents a 10-week seminar “Rebuilding When Your Relationship Ends,” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays starting Jan. 14. The seminar promotes healing for those who are going through a divorce or the ending of a love relationship. It offers education, support and optional social activities. Cost is $175 for the 10-week class and complimentary child care is provided with prior registration. To register, or for information, email Beth Walker at bethdwalker@gmail.com. JAN. 14 SUPPORT GROUP If you have recently learned that your child is gay, you may have a lot of questions. PFLAG: Parents, Families, Friends of Lesbians, Gays, Gender - Support meets from 7-8:45 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Highlands Ranch Library, 9292 Ridgeline Blvd. We offer support as well as a speaker or video.  Everything is confidential and all are welcome.  If you have questions or want more detail, contact us at info@pflaghighlandsranch.org. JAN. 18 AUDITIONS KIWANIS Club of Castle Rock will have auditions for the 10th annual Stars of Tomorrow talent contest from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. Applications and a $10 entrant fee are due by Jan. 18. Applications and details can be found at www.kiwanisatcastlerock.org. The final competition is at 6:30 p.m. March 14 at the Lone Tree Arts Center. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www. lonetreeartscenter.org, by calling 720-509-1000 or at the door.

wiches and includes two patties, two slices of American cheese, three bacon strips, and a big hunk of mac & cheese. This is not kosher, but it is very delicious.” Note: Burger Radio is a food truck that promises “high-frequency grub” with announcements of where the truck is through Facebook, Twitter and its website (www.burgerradio. com). • Most Reliable Burger: The Three Corners Larkburger at Larkburger, Denver “Shown at this year’s Denver Burger Battle, a patty sits among bacon, crispy jalapeños, masa-crusted tomato, and Tillamook cheddar. Bacon and jalapeños seem to be the only things we can count on these days. Thanks, guys.” Larkburger has more than a dozen Colorado locations, including downtown Denver, Washington Park, Arvada, Boulder, Greenwood Village,

Littleton and Broomfield. A new location is coming to Centennial soon. For more information, visit www.larkburger.com. Check out the entire list at: www. thrillist.com/eat/nation/best-burgers-of-2013-the-year-s-best-burgersthrillist-nation

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“Let’s kick 2013 to the curb! Bring on 2014 and here’s wishing a happy new year to all of you!” Penny Parker’s “Mile High Life” column gives insights into the best events, restaurants, businesses, parties and people throughout the metro area. Parker also writes for Blacktie-Colorado.com. You can subscribe and read her columns (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) at www.blacktie-colorado.com/ pennyparker. She can be reached at penny@blacktie-llc.com or at 303-6195209.


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Moore’s paintings presented at PACE Exhibit includes artist’s personal process By Sonya Ellingboe

sellingboe@coloradocommunitymedia. com Colorado native Jay Moore, a nationally recognized artist, has made Parker his home for the past 16 years, with a studio and gallery in downtown Parker. His solo exhibit “Close to Home” will run Jan. 11 to March 8 in the Bellco Credit Union Gallery at the PACE Center. He travels through the West in IF YOU GO search of beautiful locations and plans “Close to Home,” a trip around them, paintings by Jay selecting a season of Moore of Parker, runs the year and time of Jan. 11 to March 8 day that suit him for at the PACE Center, a particular site. He 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., will do small graphite Parker. An opening sketches over three or reception is planned four days, determinfrom 5 to 8 p.m. ing the composition, Jan. 17. then plein air color sketches, journal entries about weather, etc. and photographs that eventually lead to a final finished large oil painting-or several- created in the studio, such as “Autumn Brilliance,” the largest painting in this show. For his new exhibit, Moore has drawn

“On to Greener Pastures” by Jay Moore is exhibited Jan 11 through March 8 at the PACE Center. Courtesy photo on scenes in the Parker area and chosen to illustrate his personal process from start to finish, including field sketches, color studies, journals, field paint boxes. He will also illustrate the creative process for a series of 16 copper plate etchings — a 600-year-old art form. All 16 prints will

be exhibited. Moore attended the Colorado Institute of Art and studied at Art Students League of Denver, then worked as a designer and illustrator for decades. His work has been featured in 25 different publications. His painting “Hazard Creek, Backlit” was pur-

chased by the Denver Art Museum for its permanent collection and the pioneer Museum of Colorado Springs owns three paintings. Lockheed Martin and Cherry Hills Country Club have recently commissioned large paintings and rock `n’ roll musician Joe Cocker has collected his work.

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Arapahoe returns home, grabs victory Unbeaten Warriors deal Mountain Vista first loss By Jim Benton

jbenton@coloradocommunitymedia. com Brendan Till was happy to see the familiar surroundings of the Sitting Eagle gym and made sure the Arapahoe boys basketball team had a successful homecoming. Till scored a game-high 26 points, including 10 in the critical fourth quarter, as seventh-ranked Arapahoe defeated No. 5 Mountain Vista 63-55 in a Jan. 4 non-league showdown between two unbeaten teams. It was the first time the Warriors had been in the Arapahoe gym for 23 days since the Dec. 13 shooting tragedy. “I had the flow going,” said Till. “It was good to be back ... We were playing in front of our own fans and we had a great turnout. Just being home was a big deal. It was a step back to normalcy.” Since the shooting, Arapahoe had been practicing at nearby Lifetime Fitness. “We had not been on this court since Dec. 12,” explained Warriors coach Dan Snyder. “That’s really hard. Lifetime could not have been more wonderful and gracious and we really appreciate it but it’s not the same as practicing here. We were on a court with two hoops instead of six hoops. So as far as running a practice and stations and stuff like that, you can’t do it. “I’m proud of the kids because of their resiliency. I made the comment that we’re fortunate to be practicing anywhere. So we’re not going to complain about the circumstances. … We’re really happy to be back in our own building. Regardless of the situation of the last few weeks, the energy level of this group is really good.” Down 49-48 with 4:40 to play in the game, Arapahoe outscored the Golden Eagles 15-6. The Warriors, guilty of seven turnovers in the first quarter, had just 10 the rest of the way and employed a zone defense down the stretch which seemed to baffle Mountain Vista, which came into the game scoring 85.1 points per game. “We had great energy,” said Till. “Turn-

overs definitely caused some problems in the first half. We crashed the boards offensively and defensively. I don’t think we had a single offensive rebound in the first half. So it was aggressive intensity on both sides that won the game.” Till, a 6-foot-2 senior, scored nine of Arapahoe’s first 11 points in the fourth quarter that started with the game tied at 44-all. He finished with a free throw to account for the Warriors’ eight-point triumph. “He had a tremendous game,” said Snyder. “He can score in a lot of different ways. He’s really a good shooter and he sees the court really well. That allows him to go to the right spot at the right time so it’s more than just being a good shooter.” Arapahoe sank five of six free throws in the final 1:08 to stall any possible Mountain Vista comeback. The Warriors went 14 for 16 at the foul line for the game. “I was happy with how well we executed in the fourth quarter and obviously we hit some shots,” added Snyder. “The zone seemed to work. They were hurting us so bad getting to the basket against our manto-man. In the scouting we had done, they are so good in transition, they shoot a ton of layups every game.” In addition to Till, Corbin Atwell scored 16 points while James Dalrymple and Ethan Brunhofer each had eight for the Warriors. Graham Smith had 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead Mountain Vista, which committed 19 turnovers including six in the final quarter. The Golden Eagles missed five 3-point attempts in the final 35 seconds. Mountain Vista’s leading scorer Jake Pemberton had only five points with all of them coming in the first half. “Arapahoe is a good team,” said Mountain Vista coach Bob Wood. “They were aggressive on defense and we didn’t execute very well against (their zone). “Inside of four minutes if you turn the ball over five or six times, you are not going to win the game. A lot of them were forced turnovers. We were trying to force the ball where it’s not open instead of executing and getting something. ... We played poorly.” Warriors continues on Page 19

Arapahoe’s Corbin Atwell (10) shoots over Mountain Vista’s Brady Subart (23) on Jan. 4. Atwell had 16 points in the game as the Warriors won the game 63-55. Photo by Paul DiSalvo

JAGUArS opEN 2014 WItH WIN New coach pleased with senior leadership By Tom Munds

tmunds@coloradocommunitymedia. com Becky Mudd’s Rock Canyon squad granted the coach’s wish for a win to start out 2014, as the Jaguars outscored Denver East, 60-53, in non-league girls basketball action on Jan. 4 “We were playing well before the break and need to play well today,” Mudd said before the game, emphasizing her wish for a W. The victory raises Rock Canyon’s record to 5-2 and the game was just the second loss of the season for Denver East. The Jaguars now return to regular practice sessions as they prepare for five road games in a row — Rampart on Jan. 10, Palmer on Jan. 11, Thomas Jefferson on Jan. 13, Ponderosa on Jan. 17 and Mountain Vista on Jan. 21. The Jaguars next home game is a league contest Jan. 28 against Legend. The Rock Canyon-Denver East game was a fast-paced contest from the opening tipoff until the final buzzer. The teams traded baskets early but the Jaguars went on a six-point run late in the period to take a 13-9 lead by the end of the first quarter. Denver East pushed the ball hard at every opportunity, looking for fast-break opportunities. However, the Angels usually

Coach Becky Mudd points out where she wants a player to move during Rock Canyon’s Jan. 4 girls basketball game against Denver East. This is Mudd’s 20th season coaching girls basketball but her first year as head coach and her first year at Rock Canyon. Photo by Tom Munds found Rock Canyon defenders cutting off the lanes to the hoop. Rock Canyon’s balanced inside-outside attack helped the team extend its lead to 46-35 by the end of the third quarter en route to the 60-53 win. The Jaguars also used their height advantage to block nine shots and pull down a total of 44 rebounds. Lexy Thorderson paced the Jaguar attack with a double double, scoring 31 points that included hitting five threepointers and pulling down 12 rebounds.

Morgan Roos added eight points and blocked six shots while teammate Kendall Koslosky scored six points and had nine rebounds. Kendall Smith was the team assist leader with six. “I think you could tell we were a little rusty after the holiday break but we pushed through and got the win,” Thorderson said after the game. “I just shoot when I am open and that includes when I am open for three-pointers. I like the long shots but I also like to drive to the basket because

there is a chance I’ll make the shot, get fouled and it’ll be a three-point play for us that way.” The senior played other sports earlier in her prep career but this year is focusing only on basketball as she will play at San Diego State University next year. “I need to work on my ball handling skills and my inside post game,” she said. “I do pretty well defensively but I can always improve there and I can get better in being in the right spot to get the rebounds.” Mudd took over the head coaching spot this season and said she is lucky to have four talented seniors to anchor her team in Thorderson, Roos, Koslosky and Erin McClarie. “The seniors are the core of our team plus we have talented juniors to fill the remainder of the spots on the roster,” the coach said. “We play pretty good offense and our defense is solid. So far, good defense has helped keep us in games as we have been able to keep the opponents contained.” A Denver Christian High School graduate, Mudd attended Calvin College (Mich.) and, after graduation, coached one year at Mullen before returning to her alma mater. She spent 18 years there as an assistant before taking over at Rock Canyon this season. “The team was 18-7 last year and, for the most part, they play the type of basketball I coach,” she said of her new squad. “I want the girls to have more discipline on offense. I tell them to take good care of the basketball as they look for the open shot.”


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Arapahoe (7-0) opened play in the tough Centennial League Jan. 8 against Cherry Creek and travels to Smoky Hill for a game Jan. 10. “Of the top 10 teams in the rankings, five are in our league and a couple are just outside of the top 10,” pointed out Snyder. “I’ve seen all the teams in our league and I can say without a doubt this is the strongest the league has been from top to bottom since I’ve been coaching. Mountain Vista (8-1), meanwhile, played at Fountain Fort Carson Jan. 7 and hosted Montbello Jan. 8. “I guess the Arapahoe loss sends a message,” confessed Wood. “Sometimes you think that you are better than you are. Hopefully this will help us. You hope you learn from mistakes and get better. We’ve got a lot of good teams yet to play.”

Let us ceLebrate with you In a matchup of Class 5A heavyweights, Arapahoe High defeated Mountain Vista 63-55 on Jan. 4 in the Warriors’ first game at home since the Dec. 13 shooting at the school. Here, Mountain Vista’s Graham Smith (25) grabs a rebound. For more coverage, turn to Page 17. Photo by Paul DiSalvo

Broncos revenge tour starts now Time for Denver to excorsize demons this playoff run By By Vic Vela

vvela@ourcoloradonews.com Remember the Ravens. I know it’s a new year and Auld Lang Syne asks us to contemplate whether “old acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind.” But, as Broncos fans, we would be in a delusional state of denial if we were to sweep under the rug what happened to our beloved Orange and Blue around this time last year. Sorry for the buzz kill, Broncos Country, but do you remember what it felt like to see the ball that Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tuck booted into the frigid and rarified Denver air last January, as it sailed through the uprights at Invesco Field at Mile High? If you don’t, you were either passed out drunk or are lying. I remember it like it was yesterday: Defeated and deflated after an exhausting four-hour game, I collapsed in my couch and stared at the TV, asking myself, ‘Did that really just happen?’ When I awoke the next morning, I experienced a serene glimmer of hope that what had happened was just a bad dream. Alas, it wasn’t. The incomprehensible loss was painful — and it was one that Broncos fans have experienced before. In 1997, the Broncos were offensively loaded and were championship material when an upstart Jacksonville Jaguars team came into Denver and

shocked the world. To be sure, the Broncos have done their part to try to erase those memories. They rebounded from the Jaguars loss to win back-to-back Super Bowls. And this year, Peyton Manning has broken more records than were destroyed during the 1979 Disco Demolition Night promotion in Chicago. But for rabid sports fans like me, nothing short of winning or a lobotomy can erase bad memories. And I’m not talking about regular season wins; those mean nothing. Everything that happened from September through December was just an extension of the Broncos’ preseason schedule. Only January and February matters in this town. This weekend, the Broncos welcome the San Diego Chargers to Denver, and with them arrives the hated Philip Rivers. No one outside of San Diego likes Rivers. And as adorable as his on-field three-year-old-like temper tantrums might be to Chargers fans, we here in Denver simply loathe the guy. It would be nice to punish the Chargers for embarrassing us at home a few weeks ago. Vegas isn’t giving the Bolts much of a chance, positioning Denver as 10 point favorites. But the Broncos were laying heavy betting timber to the Ravens, as well.

And just like the Ravens, the Chargers are playing well at the right time and are coming into the Mile High City on a hot streak, with nothing to lose. The Broncos - loaded with perhaps the greatest arsenal of offensive talent in league history and an aging Hall of Fame quarterback — absolutely must beat the Chargers this weekend. We cannot lose to Philip Rivers. And we cannot lose at home in the first round of the playoffs — again. Is Denver the best team in the AFC? Yes. Is Denver the best team in football? One can make a strong argument. But the best team doesn’t always win in January. Do I think Denver will win the Super Bowl this year? Yes. But that necessarily means that we must not lose Sunday. The Broncos’ combined record this season against the other three remaining AFC playoff teams is 1-3. The Revenge Tour starts now. Remember what San Diego did to us at home a few weeks back. Remember that Philip Rivers is utterly obnoxious. Remember what it felt like to see Peyton Manning lose during his emotional return to Indianapolis this year. Remember Tom Brady. Remember being up 24-0 to the Patriots before suffering a miserable loss. But, above all: Remember the Ravens. Aside from sports-column writing, Vic Vela covers the Legislature for Colorado Community Media. Vic can be reached at vvela@ourcoloradonews. com or follow him on Twitter: @VicVela1.

Valor Christian running back Christian McCaffrey, the Colorado Community Media’s Offensive Player of the Year, was selected as the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame’s boys High School Athlete of the Year for 2013. McCaffrey will be honored at the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame’s banquet April 17 at the Denver Marriott City Center. The two-time Colorado Gatorade player of the year rushed for 1,858 yards last season, averaging 11.83 yards per carry and scored 27 touchdowns. He caught 39 passes for 721 yards and 16 TDs. He finished with 46 touchdowns to lead the state. McCaffrey, who has committed to play football at Stanford, is second all-time in career Colorado history with 848 points, 141 touchdowns and 47 TD receptions. The 5-foot-11, 190-pound senior who also plays basketball and runs track is the all-

time state career leader with 8,456 all-purpose yards. The Colorado Sports Hall of Fame selection committee also recognized Valor’s football team for winning five consecutive state championships and to ThunderRidge football and baseball standout Brody Westmoreland.

Ochitwa wins twice

Annie Ochitwa of ThunderRidge won two individual events and Cherry Creek came in second in the Coaches Invite swimming meet Dec. 21 at Veterans’ Memorial Aquatic Center in Thornton. Ochitwa won the 50 freestyle with a time of 23.52 seconds and was first in the 100 freestyle, finishing in 51:69. Creek amassed 238 points to finish second behind Fairview. Heritage was fourth, ThunderRidge seventh and Mountain Vista ninth in the team standings.

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Donated HRCA hunt a success Devin Reeder, 18, bags his first elk By Chris Michlewicz

cmichlewicz@coloradocommunitymedia.com It took a series of above-and-beyond actions for Devin Reeder to set his sights on a prize bull elk. The recent high school graduate from West Virginia even had to make the difficult switch to lefty before firing a .306 rifle at an elk during a guided hunt in Highlands Ranch’s Backcountry Wilderness Area. Reeder, normally a right-handed shot, was working on doctors’ orders; hunting was listed as one of the activities to avoid after oncologists installed a port on his right side to inject chemotherapy drugs. The 18-year-old was diagnosed in March with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare bone cancer that is known to affect teens. He woke up on New Year’s Eve 2012 with severe back pain and it took three months to determine the cause. Blood transfusions and chemotherapy and radiation treatments have taken a physical toll, but they weren’t enough to keep Reeder away from Colorado. When asked which activity he’d most like to do, Reeder mentioned an elk hunt out west. In spite of their warning about hunting, it was the same doctors at the Morgantown, W.V. hospital who connected Reeder with Hunt of a Lifetime, a national nonprofit that organizes expeditions for kids with life-

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threatening illnesses. It was a chance meeting between Mark Giebel, the Highlands Ranch Community Association’s Backcountry Wilderness Area supervisor, and Mike Yeary — a longtime volunteer with Hunt of a Lifetime — that helped make it happen. During a sportsman’s expo last year, Giebel offered the possibility of hosting a hunt in the backcountry. Reeder’s name soon came up and a hunt was scheduled to occur just before his final chemo treatment in December. Reeder’s first trip to Colorado with his dad, Jon, and 17-year-old brother, Chad, didn’t disappoint, although the trio, along with Giebel, had to brave subzero temperatures when they set out in the morning. Reeder says it was around noon when they first caught a glimpse of two elk bedded down in the brush. His adrenaline skyrocketed, he said. “I wasn’t shaking too bad, then it started when Mark gave the go-ahead,” Reeder said. When he fired from 150 yards out, with his left eye to the scope, another dozen elk that were hidden by the foliage darted in every direction. Initially unsure of which one was hit, they tracked the wounded animal for three hours Dec. 9 before ending the hunt. He’d bagged a bull with five points on each antler. “He was very excited and happy,” Jon Reeder said. “We all were. It’s something you never forget.” Giebel said it was an emotional week, but “extremely fulfilling” for everyone involved, and he’s glad that the HRCA could

HRCA Backcountry Wilderness Area Supervisor Mark Giebel and Devin Reeder, 18, pose with the elk that Devin shot in the Backcountry Wilderness Area in early December. Courtesy photo contribute in some way, even if it was simply donating staff time and the hunting grounds. “They have been through so much over the past year, I was happy to be able to provide a few days of happiness and smiles for Devin and his family,” Giebel said. The Highlands Ranch Law Enforcement Foundation found out about Reeder’s hunt and made sure he got in some shooting lessons beforehand at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office’s training facility off Santa Fe Drive. It’s a good thing, as he was still new to

shooting left-handed. Hunt of a Lifetime, a Pennsylvaniabased group, paid for airfare, lodging, transportation and even provided the rifle. The first hunt in partnership with the HRCA went “absolutely fantastic,” Yeary said, and Giebel deserves a large amount of credit for its success. “It worked out great,” Yeary said. “We’ve already had a discussion about more in the future.” The elk meat was scheduled to arrive at the Reeder’s home Jan. 2.

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Abiding Word Lutheran Church

Trinity Lutheran Church & School

Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors.

Sunday Worship 8:00 & 10:45 a.m.

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Sunday Worship 10:30 Grace is on the NE Corner of Santa 4825 North Crowfoot Valley Rd. Fe Dr. & Highlands Ranch Pkwy. (Across from Murdochs) Castle Rock • canyonscc.org 303-663-5751 303-798-8485 A place for you

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Sunday Worship - 10:00am Bible Study immediately following Wednesday Bible Study - 7:30pm Currently meeting at: 9220 Kimmer Drive, Suite 200 Lone Tree 80124 303-688-9506 www.LoneTreeCoC.com

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First Presbyterian Church of Littleton

Parker evangelical Presbyterian church

9030 Miller road Parker, Co 80138 303-841-2125 www.pepc.org

Pastor Mark Brewer

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Community Church of Religious Science Sunday services held in the historic Ruth Memorial Chapel

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1609 W. Littleton Blvd. (303) 798-1389 • www.fpcl.org

4391 E Mainstreet, Parker, CO 80134 Office (303) 841-3836

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Public welcome.

Weaving Truth and Relevance into Relationships and Life

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Sunday 8am, 9:30am, 11am Sunday School 9:15am

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8391 S. Burnley Ct., Highlands Ranch

Lone Tree

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United Church Of Christ Parker Hilltop 10926 E. Democrat Rd. Parker, CO • 10am Worship www.uccparkerhilltop.org 303-841-2808

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Education Hour: Sunday 9:15am Joyful Mission Preschool 303-841-3770 7051 East Parker Hills Ct. • Parker, CO 303-841-3739 www.joylutheran-parker.org


January 9, 2014

Public Trustees PUBLIC NOTICE Highlands Ranch NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0687 To Whom It May Concern: On 11/5/2013 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: JOHN M ORR Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR CHERRY CREEK MORTGAGE CO., INC. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 3/26/2009 Recording Date of DOT: 3/31/2009 Reception No. of DOT: 2009022754 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $308,717.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $295,734.09 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and other violations of the terms thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY LOCATED IN DOUGLAS COUNTY, COLORADO: LOT 96 HIGHLANDS RANCH #98-A Which has the address of: 9936 Spring Hill Lane, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129 NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 1/2/2014 Last Publication: 1/30/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 11/7/2013 GEORGE J KENNEDY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: JOAN OLSON Colorado Registration #: 28078 1199 BANNOCK STREET , DENVER, COLORADO 80204 Phone #: (303) 813-1177 Fax #: (303) 813-1107 Attorney File #: 1269.22472 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No. 2013-0687 First Publication: 1/2/2014 Last Publication: 1/30/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Littleton AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0467 To Whom It May Concern: On 7/10/2013 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: AUDREY MOON Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR AMERICAN BROKERS CONDUIT Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR BANC OF AMERICA FUNDING CORPORATION 2007-1 Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 10/18/2006 Recording Date of DOT: 10/25/2006 Reception No. of DOT: 2006092103 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $356,000.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $337,730.19 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and other violations of the terms thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 65, HIGHLANDS RANCH FILING NO. 97 E, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 806 East Huntington Drive, Littleton, CO 80126 NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 29, 2014, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 12/12/2013 Last Publication: 1/9/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 12/3/2013

deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 65, HIGHLANDS RANCH FILING NO. 97 E, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 806 East Huntington Drive, Littleton, CO 80126 NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 29, 2014, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 12/12/2013 Last Publication: 1/9/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 12/3/2013 GEORGE J KENNEDY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: CYNTHIA LOWERY-GRABER Colorado Registration #: 34145 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2201, DENVER, COLORADO 80202 Phone #: (303) 865-1400 Fax #: (303) 865-1410 Attorney File #: 13-04758 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/

Public Trustees

Legal Notice No.: 2013-0467 First Publication: 12/12/2013 Last Publication: 1/9/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Highlands Ranch NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0660 To Whom It May Concern: On 10/23/2013 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: JOHN F BOOTH AND CHRISTINE O BOOTH Original Beneficiary: OPTION ONE MORTGAGE CORPORATION Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR SOUNDVIEW HOME LOAN TRUST 2006-OPT5, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-OPT5 Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 4/4/2006 Recording Date of DOT: 4/11/2006 Reception No. of DOT: 2006030136 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $552,900.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $593,774.24 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and other violations of the terms thereof.***Home Affordable Modification Agreement effective December 1, 2010 THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 304, HIGHLANDS RANCH FILING NO 134A, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO Which has the address of: 2487 Greensborough Dr, Highlands Ranch, CO 801292225 NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 12/19/2013 Last Publication: 1/16/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 10/24/2013 GEORGE J KENNEDY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: JENNIFER H TRACHTE Colorado Registration #: 40391 1199 BANNOCK STREET , DENVER, COLORADO 80204 Phone #: (303) 813-1177 Fax #: (303) 813-1107 Attorney File #: 4500.00076 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ a Legal Notice No.: 2013-0660 First Publication: 12/19/2013 Last Publication: 1/16/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Highlands Ranch NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0664 To Whom It May Concern: On 10/23/2013 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: DEAHN J. COOK Original Beneficiary: GENWORTH FINANCIAL HOME EQUITY ACCESS, INC., FORMERLY KNOWN AS LIBERTY REVERSE MORTGAGE, INC. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: GENWORTH FINANCIAL HOME EQUITY ACCESS, INC., FORMERLY KNOWN AS LIBERTY REVERSE MORTGAGE, INC. Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 4/17/2009 Recording Date of DOT: 4/24/2009 Reception No. of DOT: 2009029232 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $495,000.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $259,810.13 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and other violations of the terms thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 12, HIGHLANDS RANCH - FILING NO. 93-A, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO

Original Grantor: DEAHN J. COOK Original Beneficiary: GENWORTH FINANCIAL HOME EQUITY ACCESS, INC., FORMERLY KNOWN AS LIBERTY REVERSE MORTGAGE, INC. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: GENWORTH FINANCIAL HOME EQUITY ACCESS, INC., FORMERLY KNOWN AS LIBERTY REVERSE MORTGAGE, INC. Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 4/17/2009 Recording Date of DOT: 4/24/2009 Reception No. of DOT: 2009029232 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $495,000.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $259,810.13 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and other violations of the terms thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 12, HIGHLANDS RANCH - FILING NO. 93-A, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO Which has the address of: 9715 Wedgewood Dr, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126

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NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 12/19/2013 Last Publication: 1/16/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 10/24/2013 GEORGE J KENNEDY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: KIMBERLY L. MARTINEZ Colorado Registration #: 40351 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2201, DENVER, COLORADO 80202 Phone #: (303) 865-1400 Fax #: (303) 865-1410 Attorney File #: 13-00568 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2013-0664 First Publication: 12/19/2013 Last Publication: 1/16/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Littleton NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0671 To Whom It May Concern: On 10/23/2013 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: KENNETH DAVIDSON Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR AMERICA'S WHOLESALE LENDER Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 7/19/2005 Recording Date of DOT: 7/22/2005 Reception No. of DOT: 2005067600 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $228,720.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $228,669.89 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and other violations of the terms thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 301 HIGHLANDS RANCH, FILING NO. 120-C, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 10067 Broome Way, Littleton, CO 80130 NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 12/19/2013 Last Publication: 1/16/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 10/24/2013 GEORGE J KENNEDY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: CYNTHIA LOWERY-GRABER Colorado Registration #: 34145 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2201, DENVER, COLORADO 80202 Phone #: (303) 865-1400 Fax #: (303) 865-1410 Attorney File #: 09-25608R *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2013-0671 First Publication: 12/19/2013 Last Publication: 1/16/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Highlands Ranch NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0672 To Whom It May Concern: On 10/25/2013 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: KERI KNEEVERS O r i g i n a l B e n e f i c i a r y : A M E R I C A 'S WHOLESALE LENDER Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BANK ONE, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF CWABS MASTER

tion No. 9560424 in the Office of the Clerk and Recorder of Douglas County, Colorado, County of Douglas, State of Colorado. Which has the address of: 8415 Pebble Creek Way Unit 204 , Highlands Ranch, CO 80126

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PUBLIC NOTICE Highlands Ranch NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0672 To Whom It May Concern: On 10/25/2013 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: KERI KNEEVERS Original Beneficiary: AMERICA'S WHOLESALE LENDER Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BANK ONE, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF CWABS MASTER TRUST, REVOLVING HOME EQ. LOAN ASSET BACKED NOTES, SERIES 2003C Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 2/21/2003 Recording Date of DOT: 2/26/2003 Reception No. of DOT: 2003024663 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $206,000.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $205,367.94 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and other violations of the terms thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 23, BLOCK 4, HIGHLANDS RANCH FILING NO. 23, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 1448 E. Sunnyside Street, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126

Public Trustees

NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 12/19/2013 Last Publication: 1/16/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 10/30/2013 GEORGE J KENNEDY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: WAYNE E VADEN Colorado Registration #: 21026 PO BOX 18997 , DENVER, COLORADO 80218 Phone #: (303) 377-2933 Fax #: (303) 377-2934 Attorney File #: 13-081-05295 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2013-0672 First Publication: 12/19/2013 Last Publication: 1/16/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Highlands Ranch NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0675 To Whom It May Concern: On 10/25/2013 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: DAVID M MOONEY Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR SOUTHSTAR FUNDING Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR LUMINENT MORTGAGE TRUST 2006-3, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-3 Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 2/10/2006 Recording Date of DOT: 2/22/2006 Reception No. of DOT: 2006014739 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $124,800.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $126,214.96 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and other violations of the terms thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: Building No. 26, Unit 204, Canyon Ranch Condominiums, in accordance with and subject to the Declaration for Canyon Ranch Condominium Association, Inc., recorded on December 19, 1995 in Book 1307 at Page 260, Annexation recorded September 25, 1996 in Book 1372 at Page 1048 and the Condominium Map recorded on December 19, 1995 at Reception No. 9560424 in the Office of the Clerk and Recorder of Douglas County, Colorado, County of Douglas, State of Colorado. Which has the address of: 8415 Pebble Creek Way Unit 204 , Highlands Ranch, CO 80126 NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 12/19/2013 Last Publication: 1/16/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 10/30/2013

NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 12/19/2013 Last Publication: 1/16/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 10/30/2013 GEORGE J KENNEDY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: KIMBERLY L. MARTINEZ Colorado Registration #: 40351 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2201, DENVER, COLORADO 80202 Phone #: (303) 865-1400 Fax #: (303) 865-1410 Attorney File #: 13-06828 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/

Public Trustees

Legal Notice No.: 2013-0675 First Publication: 12/19/2013 Last Publication: 1/16/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Littleton NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0684 To Whom It May Concern: On 10/29/2013 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: KIMBERLY ANN MITCHELL Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR AMERICAN FINANCING CORPORATION, A CORPORATION Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 4/8/2011 Recording Date of DOT: 4/22/2011 Reception No. of DOT: 2011025571 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $286,309.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $279,732.63 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and other violations of the terms thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 32, PROVINCE CENTER-FILING NO. 1C, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 8748 Redwing Avenue, Littleton, CO 80126 NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 12/26/2013 Last Publication: 1/23/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 10/30/2013 GEORGE J KENNEDY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: CYNTHIA LOWERY-GRABER Colorado Registration #: 34145 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2201, DENVER, COLORADO 80202 Phone #: (303) 865-1400 Fax #: (303) 865-1410 Attorney File #: 13-05392R *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2013-0684 First Publication: 12/26/2013 Last Publication: 1/23/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Littleton NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0692 To Whom It May Concern: On 10/29/2013 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: MICHELLE A PHIPPS Original Beneficiary: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 11/24/2009 Recording Date of DOT: 11/30/2009 Reception No. of DOT: 2009090406 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $209,096.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $197,829.30 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and other violations of the terms thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 31, PROVINCE CENTER - FILING NO. 1G, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 8870 Pochard St, Littleton, CO 80126 NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in

WELLS FARGO BANK, NA Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 11/24/2009 Recording Date of DOT: 11/30/2009 Reception No. of DOT: 2009090406 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $209,096.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $197,829.30 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and other violations of the terms thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 31, PROVINCE CENTER - FILING NO. 1G, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 8870 Pochard St, Littleton, CO 80126

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NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 12/26/2013 Last Publication: 1/23/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 10/30/2013 GEORGE J KENNEDY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: MONICA KADRMAS Colorado Registration #: 34904 1199 BANNOCK STREET , DENVER, COLORADO 80204 Phone #: (303) 813-1177 Fax #: (303) 813-1107 Attorney File #: 9105.06252 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2013-0692 First Publication: 12/26/2013 Last Publication: 1/23/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Highlands Ranch NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0697 To Whom It May Concern: On 11/1/2013 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: LOUANNA V. CRUZ Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER, CHERRY CREEK MORTGAGE CO., INC. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: RAND O M P R O P E R TI E S A C Q U I S I TI O N CORP III Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 3/30/2001 Recording Date of DOT: 4/10/2001 Reception No. of DOT: 01030057 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $212,005.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $180,762.75 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: A VIOLATION OF THE CONVENANTS OF SAID DEED OF TRUST, NAMELY THE FAILURE TO MAKE PAYMENTS ON SAID INDEBTEDNES S WHEN THE SAME WERE DUE AND OWING THE FAILURE TO PAYOFF THE INDEBTEDNESS UPON FINAL MATURITY OF THE PROMISSORY NOTE. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 75, HIGHLANDS RANCH FILING 118-F, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 10062 S Savannah Sparrow Court, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129 NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 12/26/2013 Last Publication: 1/23/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 11/1/2013 GEORGE J KENNEDY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: TONI DALE Colorado Registration #: 30580 355 UNION BOULEVARD SUITE 250, LAKEWOOD, COLORADO 80228 Phone #: (303) 274-0155 Fax #: (303) 274-0159 Attorney File #: 13-939-25467 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2013-0697 First Publication: 12/26/2013 Last Publication: 1/23/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Highlands Ranch NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0698 To Whom It May Concern: On 11/1/2013 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: MICHAEL G. REX AND CORRINE T. REX Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR AMERICA'S MORTGAGE, LLC Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 1/15/2010 Recording Date of DOT: 1/27/2010 Reception No. of DOT: 2010005148 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of


ing to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: MICHAEL G. REX AND CORRINE T. REX Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR AMERICA'S MORTGAGE, LLC Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 1/15/2010 Recording Date of DOT: 1/27/2010 Reception No. of DOT: 2010005148 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $210,000.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $199,861.28 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and other violations of the terms thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 260, HIGHLANDS RANCH FILING NO. 122-Y, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 4366 Ivycrest Point, Highlands Ranch, CO 80130

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NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 12/26/2013 Last Publication: 1/23/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 11/1/2013 GEORGE J KENNEDY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: CYNTHIA LOWERY-GRABER Colorado Registration #: 34145 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2201, DENVER, COLORADO 80202 Phone #: (303) 865-1400 Fax #: (303) 865-1410 Attorney File #: 13-07209 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2013-0698 First Publication: 12/26/2013 Last Publication: 1/23/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Littleton NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0701 To Whom It May Concern: On 11/1/2013 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: DELLA DARLENE JONES Original Beneficiary: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 8/19/2011 Recording Date of DOT: 8/25/2011 Reception No. of DOT: 2011051673 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $173,591.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $182,771.33 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and other violations of the terms thereof.***Loan Modification Agreement made on March 01, 2013 THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 108, ROXBOROUGH VILLAGE FILING NO. 16-A, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 9571 Bighorn Way, Littleton, CO 80125 NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 12/26/2013 Last Publication: 1/23/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 11/1/2013 GEORGE J KENNEDY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: JENNIFER H TRACHTE Colorado Registration #: 40391 1199 BANNOCK STREET , DENVER, COLORADO 80204 Phone #: (303) 813-1177 Fax #: (303) 813-1107 Attorney File #: 9104.00399 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2013-0701 First Publication: 12/26/2013 Last Publication: 1/23/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Littleton NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0705 To Whom It May Concern: On 11/8/2013 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: KEVIN CHRISTIANSEN AND DANETTE M CHRISTIANSEN Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR RYLAND MORTGAGE COMPANY, AN OHIO CORPORATION Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.

To Whom It May Concern: On 11/8/2013 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: KEVIN CHRISTIANSEN AND DANETTE M CHRISTIANSEN Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR RYLAND MORTGAGE COMPANY, AN OHIO CORPORATION Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 10/9/2003 Recording Date of DOT: 10/23/2003 Reception No. of DOT: 2003154320 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $260,400.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $236,524.16 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and other violations of the terms thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 65 CHATFIELD FARMS FILING NO. 1-A, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 10225 Kimberwick Drive, Littleton, CO 80125

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NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 1/2/2014 Last Publication: 1/30/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 11/12/2013 GEORGE J KENNEDY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: CYNTHIA LOWERY-GRABER Colorado Registration #: 34145 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2201, DENVER, COLORADO 80202 Phone #: (303) 865-1400 Fax #: (303) 865-1410 Attorney File #: 13-07120 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2013-0705 First Publication: 1/2/2014 Last Publication: 1/30/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Highlands Ranch NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0709 To Whom It May Concern: On 11/12/2013 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: FITZ ANGLIN JR Original Beneficiary: WORLD SAVINGS BANK, FSB Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 9/7/2007 Recording Date of DOT: 9/17/2007 Reception No. of DOT: 2007074071 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $228,800.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $219,712.27 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and other violations of the terms thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 287, HIGHLANDS RANCH FILING NO. 122-G COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 10316 Hunterwood Way, Highlands Ranch, CO 80130 NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 1/9/2014 Last Publication: 2/6/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 11/12/2013 GEORGE J KENNEDY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: JENNIFER H TRACHTE Colorado Registration #: 40391 1199 BANNOCK STREET , DENVER, COLORADO 80204 Phone #: (303) 813-1177 Fax #: (303) 813-1107 Attorney File #: 5600.58813 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2013-0709 First Publication: 1/9/2014 Last Publication: 2/6/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Highlands Ranch NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0710 To Whom It May Concern: On 11/12/2013 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: MICHAEL L WAGNER AND MARGARET WAGNER Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE BANK, FSB Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: BANK

22 To Whom It May Concern: On 11/12/2013 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: MICHAEL L WAGNER AND MARGARET WAGNER Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE BANK, FSB Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 7/14/2008 Recording Date of DOT: 7/18/2008 Reception No. of DOT: 2008051022 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $360,800.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $360,800.00 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and other violations of the terms thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 7, HIGHLANDS RANCH FILING NO. 100-C, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 8852 Forrest Drive, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126

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NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 1/9/2014 Last Publication: 2/6/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 11/12/2013 GEORGE J KENNEDY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: JOAN OLSON Colorado Registration #: 28078 1199 BANNOCK STREET , DENVER, COLORADO 80204 Phone #: (303) 813-1177 Fax #: (303) 813-1107 Attorney File #: 1269.22477 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2013-0710 First Publication: 1/9/2014 Last Publication: 2/6/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Highlands Ranch NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0711 To Whom It May Concern: On 11/12/2013 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: DAN GOULART Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR AIR ACADEMY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: COLORADO HOUSING AND FINANCE AUTHORITY Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 10/15/2009 Recording Date of DOT: 11/16/2009 Reception No. of DOT: 2009087140 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $291,620.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $278,781.13 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: the failure to timely make payments as required under the Deed of Trust. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 69, HIGHLANDS RANCH FILING NO. 120-C, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 9629 Adelaide Cir, Highlands Ranch, CO 80130-6814 NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 1/9/2014 Last Publication: 2/6/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 11/12/2013 GEORGE J KENNEDY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: DAVID R DOUGHTY Colorado Registration #: 40042 9800 S. MERIDIAN BLVD. SUITE 400, ENGLEWOOD, COLORADO 80112 Phone #: (303) 706-9990 Fax #: Attorney File #: 31153 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2013-0711 First Publication: 1/9/2014 Last Publication: 2/6/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Littleton NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0712 To Whom It May Concern: On 11/12/2013 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: HOLLY D MYERS Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR AMERICAN MORTGAGE NETWORK, INC., A

To Whom It May Concern: On 11/12/2013 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: HOLLY D MYERS Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR AMERICAN MORTGAGE NETWORK, INC., A DELAWARE CORPORATION Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 9/23/2003 Recording Date of DOT: 9/24/2003 Reception No. of DOT: 2003142039 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $211,678.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $215,782.80 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and other violations of the terms thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 76, HIGHLANDS RANCH-FILNG NO.67-B, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 6355 E Nassau Court, Littleton, CO 80130

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NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 1/9/2014 Last Publication: 2/6/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 11/12/2013 GEORGE J KENNEDY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: CYNTHIA LOWERY-GRABER Colorado Registration #: 34145 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2201, DENVER, COLORADO 80202 Phone #: (303) 865-1400 Fax #: (303) 865-1410 Attorney File #: 13-07274 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2013-0712 First Publication: 1/9/2014 Last Publication: 2/6/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Highlands Ranch NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0715 To Whom It May Concern: On 11/14/2013 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: JULIE H WEBER AND SCOTT M WEBER Original Beneficiary: RED ROCKS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: RED ROCKS CREDIT UNION Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 6/7/2003 Recording Date of DOT: 6/24/2003 Reception No. of DOT: 2003093707 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $50,000.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $43,578.60 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: 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 of the terms thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 89, HIGHLANDS RANCH FILING NO. 113-C, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 223 W Phillips Peak, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129 NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 1/9/2014 Last Publication: 2/6/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 11/14/2013 GEORGE J KENNEDY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: CYNTHIA LOWERY-GRABER Colorado Registration #: 34145 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2201, DENVER, COLORADO 80202 Phone #: (303) 865-1400 Fax #: (303) 865-1410 Attorney File #: 13-00586 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2013-0715 First Publication: 1/9/2014 Last Publication: 2/6/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Highlands Ranch NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0713 To Whom It May Concern: On 11/13/2013 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: LINDA M SARACE Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,

GEORGE J KENNEDY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: HOLLY DECKER Colorado Registration #: 32647 355 UNION BOULEVARD SUITE 250, LAKEWOOD, COLORADO 80228 Phone #: (303) 274-0155 Fax #: (303) 274-0159 Attorney File #: 13-910-25464 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/

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To Whom It May Concern: On 11/13/2013 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: LINDA M SARACE Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE BANK, FSB Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 7/26/2008 Recording Date of DOT: 8/7/2008 Reception No. of DOT: 2008055728 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $230,850.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $230,008.43 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: the failure to timely make payments as required under the Deed of Trust. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED REAL PROPERTY SITUATE IN THE COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO, TO-WIT: LOT 79, HIGHLANDS RANCH FILING NO. 118-F, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. MORE COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1112 SAVANNAH SPARROW DR., HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO 80129. BEING THE SAME PREMISES AS CONVEYED IN DEED FROM CHARLIE KNAPP AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF ELIZABETH DESIREE MONTALBANO, ALSO KNOWN AS ELIZAB ETH D . MON TALBAN O AN D LIZ MONTALBANO, DECREASED RECORDED 6/4/2004 IN DOCUMENT NUMBER 2004057604 IN SAID COUNTY AND STATE. Which has the address of: 1112 Savannah Sparrow Drive , Highlands Ranch, CO 80129-5628

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NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 1/9/2014 Last Publication: 2/6/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 11/14/2013 GEORGE J KENNEDY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: SHEILA J FINN Colorado Registration #: 36637 9800 S. MERIDIAN BLVD. SUITE 400, ENGLEWOOD, COLORADO 80112 Phone #: (303) 706-9990 Fax #: Attorney File #: 31069 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2013-0713 First Publication: 1/9/2014 Last Publication: 2/6/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Highlands Ranch NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0718 To Whom It May Concern: On 11/14/2013 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: GARY L HENDRICKS AND LUCY A HENDRICKS Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER, GREENPOINT MORTGAGE FUNDING, INC. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF BANC OF AMERICA FUNDING CORPORATION, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-B Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 2/8/2005 Recording Date of DOT: 2/15/2005 Reception No. of DOT: 2005013499 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $352,000.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $349,175.60 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay monthly installments due Note Holder. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 104, HIGHLANDS RANCH FILING NO. 117-D, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 10026 S Keenan St, Highlands Ranch, CO 80130-0000 NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 1/9/2014 Last Publication: 2/6/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 11/14/2013 GEORGE J KENNEDY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: HOLLY DECKER Colorado Registration #: 32647 355 UNION BOULEVARD SUITE 250, LAKEWOOD, COLORADO 80228 Phone #: (303) 274-0155 Fax #: (303) 274-0159 Attorney File #: 13-910-25464 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrust-

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Legal Notice No.: 2013-0718 First Publication: 1/9/2014 Last Publication: 2/6/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Littleton NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0721 To Whom It May Concern: On 11/15/2013 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: SCOTT M WEBER AND JULIE H WEBER Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR PROVIDENT FUNDING ASSOCIATES, L.P. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: PROVIDENT FUNDING ASSOCIATES, L.P. Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 3/26/2008 Recording Date of DOT: 4/15/2008 Reception No. of DOT: 2008026691 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $277,500.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $249,859.50 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: 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 of the terms thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 89, HIGHLANDS RANCH FILING NO. 113-C COUNTY OF DOUGLAS STATE OF COLORADO Which has the address of: 223 West Phillips Peak, Littleton, CO 80129 NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 1/9/2014 Last Publication: 2/6/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 11/18/2013 GEORGE J KENNEDY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: CYNTHIA LOWERY-GRABER Colorado Registration #: 34145 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2201, DENVER, COLORADO 80202 Phone #: (303) 865-1400 Fax #: (303) 865-1410 Attorney File #: 11-01578R *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2013-0721 First Publication: 1/9/2014 Last Publication: 2/6/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Littleton NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0724 To Whom It May Concern: On 11/15/2013 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: ERIC STEPHEN GONZALES Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR FIRST OPTION LENDING, LLC Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: COLORADO HOUSING AND FINANCE AUTHORITY Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 10/3/2012 Recording Date of DOT: 10/9/2012 Reception No. of DOT: 2012075987 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $209,142.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $208,538.32 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: the failure to timely make payments as required under the Deed of Trust. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 230, ROXBOROUGH VILLAGE, FILING NO. 16-A COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO Which has the address of: 7575 Brown Bear Way, Littleton, CO 80125 NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 1/9/2014 Last Publication: 2/6/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 11/18/2013 GEORGE J KENNEDY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: DAVID R DOUGHTY Colorado Registration #: 40042 9800 S. MERIDIAN BLVD. 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The Department of Human Services of Douglas County Government, hereinafter referred to as the County, respectfully requests proposals from responsible and qualified attorneys or legal firms to provide legal services related to child welfare work that includes representation at court, administrative hearings, and possibly jury trials. Individuals or firms may reply, and must be prepared to begin working in February or March 2014.

The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 1/9/2014 Last Publication: 2/6/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 11/18/2013 GEORGE J KENNEDY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: DAVID R DOUGHTY Colorado Registration #: 40042 9800 S. MERIDIAN BLVD. SUITE 400, ENGLEWOOD, COLORADO 80112 Phone #: (303) 706-9990 Fax #: Attorney File #: 31164 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/

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Legal Notice No.: 2013-0724 First Publication: 1/9/2014 Last Publication: 2/6/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press

Government Legals Public Notice NOTICE OF PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE AT TAX LIEN SALE AND OF APPLICATION FOR ISSUANCE OF TREASURER’S DEED To Every Person in Actual Possession or Occupancy of the hereinafter Described Land, Lot or Premises, and to the Person in Whose Name the Same was Taxed or Specially Assessed, and to all Persons having an Interest or Title of Record in or to the said Premises and To Whom It May Concern, and more especially to: OCCUPANT - Brandon Carter as Assistant Secretary c/o Federal National Mortgage Association, aka Fannie Mae – Federal National Mortgage Association., aka Fannie Mae - Matthew Schlaepfer as an individual and as Attorney in Fact for Phillip Schlaepfer - Matthew Schlaepfer Phillip Schlaepfer - Phillip Schlaepfer and Matthew Schlaepfer - Phillip Schlaepfer by Matthew Schlaepfer as Attorney in Fact c/o Phillip Schlaepfer - Phillip Schlaepfer by Matthew Schlaepfer as Attorney in Fact c/o Matthew Schlaepfer - Ralph Vomaske You and each of you are hereby notified that on the 21st day of October 2010 the then County Treasurer of the County of Douglas, in the State of Colorado, sold at public tax lien sale to Ralph Vomaske the following described real estate situate in the County of Douglas, State of Colorado, to wit: LOT 19 BLK 4 THE PINERY #4 0.35 AM/L and said County Treasurer issued a certificate of purchase therefore to Ralph Vomaske. That said tax lien sale was made to satisfy the delinquent taxes assessed against said real estate for the year 2009; That said real estate was taxed or specially assessed in the name(s) of Phillip Schlaepfer for said year 2009. That a Treasurer’s Deed will be issued for said real estate to the said Ralph Vomaske at1:00 o’clock P.M., on the 24th day of April 2014, unless the same has been redeemed. Said property may be redeemed from said sale at any time prior to the actual execution of said Treasurer’s Deed. Witness my hand this 27th day of December 2013.

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The initial agreement, issued as a result of this RFP, will be for calendar year 2014, beginning approximately February 24, 2014, to and including December 31, 2014. All proposed fees shall be firm and fixed for the initial contract period. The County shall have an option to renew this agreement for two (2) additional periods of one (1) year each, with the same terms and conditions. The renewal option is to be exercised no later than thirty (30) days prior to November 1, 2014. This agreement and/or extension to the original period of a subject agreement shall be contingent upon annual funding being appropriated, budgeted and otherwise made available for such purposes and subject to the County’s unanimous satisfaction with the services received during the preceding agreement period.

and said County Treasurer issued a certificate of purchase therefore to Ralph Vomaske. That said tax lien sale was made to satisfy the delinquent taxes assessed against said real estate for the year 2009; That said real estate was taxed or specially assessed in the name(s) of Phillip Schlaepfer for said year 2009. That a Treasurer’s Deed will be issued for said real estate to the said Ralph Vomaske at1:00 o’clock P.M., on the 24th day of April 2014, unless the same has been redeemed. Said property may be redeemed from said sale at any time prior to the actual execution of said Treasurer’s Deed. Witness my hand this 27th day of December 2013.

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/s/ Diane A. Holbert County Treasurer of Douglas County Legal Notice No.: 924690 First Publication: January 9, 2014 Last Publication: January 23, 2014 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press Public Notice REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) #006-14 CHILD WELFARE LEGAL SERVICES The Department of Human Services of Douglas County Government, hereinafter referred to as the County, respectfully requests proposals from responsible and qualified attorneys or legal firms to provide legal services related to child welfare work that includes representation at court, administrative hearings, and possibly jury trials. Individuals or firms may reply, and must be prepared to begin working in February or March 2014. The initial agreement, issued as a result of this RFP, will be for calendar year 2014, beginning approximately February 24, 2014, to and including December 31, 2014. All proposed fees shall be firm and fixed for the initial contract period. The County shall have an option to renew this agreement for two (2) additional periods of one (1) year each, with the same terms and conditions. The renewal option is to be exercised no later than thirty (30) days prior to November 1, 2014. This agreement and/or extension to the original period of a subject agreement shall be contingent upon annual funding being appropriated, budgeted and otherwise made available for such purposes and subject to the County’s unanimous satisfaction with the services received during the preceding agreement period. The RFP documents may be reviewed and/or printed from the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System website at www.rockymountainbidsystem.com. RFP documents are not available for purchase from Douglas County Government and can only be accessed from the abovementioned website. Proposal responses will be received until 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 30, 2014 by Douglas County Government, Finance Department, Purchasing Division, 100 Third Street, Suite 130, Castle Rock, Colorado 80104. The copies of your proposal response shall be submitted in a sealed envelope, plainly marked “Request for Proposal (RFP) #006-14, Child Welfare Legal Services” and mailed or hand-carried to the address shown above prior to the due date and time. Electronic/faxed proposals will not be accepted. Proposals will not be considered which are received after the time stated, and any proposals

The RFP documents may be reviewed and/or printed from the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System website at www.rockymountainbidsystem.com. RFP documents are not available for purchase from Douglas County Government and can only be accessed from the abovementioned website. Proposal responses will be received until 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 30, 2014 by Douglas County Government, Finance Department, Purchasing Division, 100 Third Street, Suite 130, Castle Rock, Colorado 80104. The copies of your proposal response shall be submitted in a sealed envelope, plainly marked “Request for Proposal (RFP) #006-14, Child Welfare Legal Services” and mailed or hand-carried to the address shown above prior to the due date and time. Electronic/faxed proposals will not be accepted. Proposals will not be considered which are received after the time stated, and any proposals so received will be returned unopened.

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Douglas County Government reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, to waive formalities, informalities, or irregularities contained in a said proposal and furthermore, to award a contract for items herein, either in whole or in part, if it is deemed to be in the best interest of the County to do so. Additionally, we reserve the right to negotiate optional items and/or services with the successful firm. Please direct any questions concerning this RFP to Carolyn Riggs, Purchasing Supervisor at 303-660-7434 or criggs@douglas.co.us, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Legal Notice No.: 924693 First publication: January 9, 2014 Last publication: January 9, 2014 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press Public Notice INVITATION FOR BID (IFB) NO. 003-14 BAYOU GULCH OPEN SPACE PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE PROJECT The Division of Open Space and Natural Resources of Douglas County Government, hereinafter referred to as the County, respectfully requests bids from responsible and qualified firms for the provision of the installation of a bridge over Cherry Creek for the Bayou Gulch trail connector, as specified. The IFB documents may be reviewed and/or printed from the Rocky Mountain EPurchasing System website at www.rockymountainbidsystem.com. IFB documents are not available for purchase from Douglas County Government and can only be accessed from the above-mentioned website. While the IFB documents are available electronically, Douglas County cannot accept electronic bid responses. ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2014 @ 1:30 PM THERE WILL BE A MANDATORY PRE-BID MEETING RELATED TO THIS PROJECT. THE MANDATORY PRE-BID MEETING WILL ALLOW ALL INTERESTED PARTIES THE OPPORTUNITY TO VIEW THE JOB SITE AND DISCUSS THE PROJECT DETAILS. THE MANDATORY PRE-BID MEETING WILL BE HELD AT BAYOU GULCH REGIONAL PARK (PASSIVE AREA), 4728 FOX SPARROW ROAD, PARKER, COLORADO 80134. Three (3) copies of the bid response shall be submitted in a sealed envelope plainly marked “IFB No. 003-14, Bayou Gulch Open Space Pedestrian Bridge Project” and mailed or hand-carried to the address

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ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2014 @ 1:30 PM THERE WILL BE A MANDATORY PRE-BID MEETING RELATED TO THIS PROJECT. THE MANDATORY PRE-BID MEETING WILL ALLOW ALL INTERESTED PARTIES THE OPPORTUNITY TO VIEW THE JOB SITE AND DISCUSS THE PROJECT DETAILS. THE MANDATORY PRE-BID MEETING WILL BE HELD AT BAYOU GULCH REGIONAL PARK (PASSIVE AREA), 4728 FOX SPARROW ROAD, PARKER, COLORADO 80134.

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Three (3) copies of the bid response shall be submitted in a sealed envelope plainly marked “IFB No. 003-14, Bayou Gulch Open Space Pedestrian Bridge Project” and mailed or hand-carried to the address shown above prior to the due date and time. Electronic and/or faxed bid responses will not be accepted. Bids will be received until 11:00 am, on Thursday, January 30, 2014 by the Douglas County Finance Department, 100 Third Street, Suite 130, Castle Rock, Colorado 80104. Bids will not be considered which are received after the time stated, and any bids so received will be returned unopened. Douglas County Government reserves the right to reject any and all bids, to waive formalities, informalities, or irregularities contained in a said bid and furthermore, to award a contract for items herein, either in whole or in part, if it is deemed to be in the best interest of the County to do so. Additionally, we reserve the right to negotiate optional items/services with the successful bidder. Please direct any questions concerning this IFB to Carolyn Riggs, Purchasing Supervisor, 303-660-7434, criggs@douglas.co.us, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Legal Notice No.: 924696 First Publication: January 9, 2014 Last Publication: January 9, 2014 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press Public Notice REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ) NO. 002-14 LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES The Division of Parks, Trails, and Building Grounds of the Community Development Department of Douglas County Government, hereinafter referred to as the County, respectfully requests responses from responsible and qualified individuals/firms to assist the County, on an as-needed basis, for professional services related to landscape architectural services. Individual projects/services will be discussed, negotiated, and issued as required throughout the 2014 calendar year. The goal of the County, through this RFQ, is to assemble a list of several qualified individuals/firms that can be utilized, as needed. The agreement(s) with the individuals/firms, as a result of this RFQ, shall be considered Blanket Purchase Agreements. The Blanket Purchase Agreement authorizes, but does not obligate, the County to utilize any minimum or maximum, dollar amount or quantity of services from any specific individual or firm. The RFQ documents may be reviewed and/or printed from the Rocky Mountain EPurchasing System website at www.rockymountainbidsystem.com. The RFQ docu-

BORN THIS WEEK: You love to search for knowlIndividual projects/services will be discussed, negotiated, and issued edge and share it with others. You would make an as required throughout the 2014 calendar especially fine teacher. year. The goal of the County, through this RFQ, is to assemble a list of several qualified individuals/firms that can be utilized, as needed. The agreement(s) with the individuals/firms, as a result of this RFQ, shall be considered Blanket Purchase Agreements. The Blanket Purchase Agreement authorizes, but does not obligate, the County to utilize any minimum or maximum, dollar amount or quantity of services from any specific individual or firm.

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The RFQ documents may be reviewed and/or printed from the Rocky Mountain EPurchasing System website at www.rockymountainbidsystem.com. The RFQ documents are not available for purchase from Douglas County Government and can only be accessed from the above-mentioned website. RFQ responses will be received until 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 6, 2014 by Douglas County Government, Finance Department, Purchasing Division, 100 Third Street, Suite 130, Castle Rock, Colorado 80104. Three (3) copies of your RFQ response shall be submitted in a sealed envelope, plainly marked “RFQ No. 002-14, Landscape Architectural Services” and mailed or hand-carried to the address shown above prior to the due date and time. Electronic/faxed responses will not be accepted. RFQ responses will not be considered which are received after the time stated, and any responses so received will be returned unopened. Douglas County Government reserves the right to reject any and all responses, to waive formalities, informalities, or irregularities contained in a said response and furthermore, to award a contract for items herein, either in whole or in part, if it is deemed to be in the best interest of the County to do so. Additionally, we reserve the right to negotiate optional items and/or services with the successful firm. Please direct any questions concerning this RFQ to Carolyn Riggs, Purchasing Supervisor at 303-660-7434 or criggs@douglas.co.us, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Legal Notice No.: 924697 First Publication: January 9, 2014 Last Publication: January 9, 2014 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press Public Notice REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) #004-14 ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN SERVICES FOR THE DOUGLAS COUNTY FLEET SERVICES VEHICLE MAINTENANCE FACILITY PROJECT The Department of Facilities, Fleet & Emergency Support Services of Douglas County Government, hereinafter referred to as the County, respectfully requests proposals from responsible and qualified firms for the provision of Architectural Design Services related to the Douglas County Fleet Services Vehicle Maintenance Facility project at 3030 North Industrial Way, Castle Rock, Colorado 80109. ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2014 @ 10:00 A.M., THERE WILL BE A MANDATORY SITE VISIT RELATED TO THIS PROJECT. THE MANDATORY SITE VISIT WILL ALLOW ALL POTENTIAL RESPONDENTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO

© 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. proposals from responsible and qualified firms for the provision of Architectural Design Services related to the Douglas County Fleet Services Vehicle Maintenance Facility project at 3030 North Industrial Way, Castle Rock, Colorado 80109.

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ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2014 @ 10:00 A.M., THERE WILL BE A MANDATORY SITE VISIT RELATED TO THIS PROJECT. THE MANDATORY SITE VISIT WILL ALLOW ALL POTENTIAL RESPONDENTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO VIEW THE WORK SITE AND DISCUSS THE PROJECT DETAILS. THE MANDATORY SITE VISIT WILL BEGIN AT THE DOUGLAS COUNTY FLEET SERVICES BUILDING, 3030 NORTH INDUSTRIAL WAY, CASTLE ROCK, COLORADO 80109. PLEASE CALL 303-6607445 FOR DIRECTIONS, IF NEEDED. ONLY THOSE PROSPECTIVE FIRMS THAT ATTEND THE MANDATORY SITE VISIT WILL BE ALLOWED TO SUBMIT AN RFP RESPONSE ON THIS PROJECT. The RFP documents may be reviewed and/or printed from the Rocky Mountain EPurchasing System website at www.rockymountainbidsystem.com. RFP documents are not available for purchase from Douglas County Government and can only be accessed from the above-mentioned website. Proposal responses will be received until 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 by Douglas County Government, Finance Department, Purchasing Division, 100 Third Street, Suite 130, Castle Rock, Colorado 80104. The copies of your proposal response shall be submitted in a sealed envelope, plainly marked “Request for Proposal (RFP) #004-14, Architectural Design Services, Fleet Services” and mailed or hand-carried to the address shown above prior to the due date and time. Electronic/faxed proposals will not be accepted. Proposals will not be considered which are received after the time stated, and any proposals so received will be returned unopened. Douglas County Government reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, to waive formalities, informalities, or irregularities contained in a said proposal and furthermore, to award a contract for items herein, either in whole or in part, if it is deemed to be in the best interest of the County to do so. Additionally, we reserve the right to negotiate optional items and/or services with the successful firm. Please direct any questions concerning this RFP to Carolyn Riggs, Purchasing Supervisor at 303-660-7434 or criggs@douglas.co.us, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Legal Notice No.: 924698 First Publication: January 9, 2014 Last Publication: January 9, 2014 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press


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The Arvada Chorale gives voice to classical and popular music! For more than 35 years, the Chorale has presented performances of Jazz, Broadway, Latin, Celtic, and Holiday music! The Arvada Chorale is holding auditions in January for our March 2014 “Made in America” concert. All vocal parts needed. Be among the first to audition with our new artistic director, Steven Burchard. The process is easy! Just email info@arvadachorale.org or call 720-432-9341 to schedule an audition. For more information regarding the January auditions, please see our website. Thank you! www.arvadachorale.org

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28 Highlands Ranch Herald

January 9, 2014

KNOWLEDGE IS THE ULTIMATE

PREVENTATIVE

MEDICINE. University of Colorado Hospital is excited to bring you a helpful and informative seminar series at the Lone Tree Health Center. Get your questions answered and learn more about your health from the University of Colorado School of Medicine physicians, right here in your neighborhood. UPCOMING SEMINARS INCLUDE: WHY ARE MY HANDS NUMB? A discussion on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

LOL WITH CONFIDENCE: Learn what’s available for Female Bladder control

Presented by: John Froelich, MD Assistant Professor, Orthopedics University of Colorado School of Medicine

Presented by: Kathleen Connell, MD and Tyler Muffly, MD Associate Professor and Assistant Professor, Women’s Pelvic Health and Surgery University of Colorado School of Medicine

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 6:00 – 7:00pm Why do I drop things and my hands go numb? Learn the answers to these and many other questions related to carpal tunnel syndrome. Cost: Free CLASSES OFFERED AT: Lone Tree Health Center 9548 Park Meadows Drive Lone Tree, CO 80124 TO REGISTER GO TO: WWW.UCH.EDU/LONETREE Or call Amy Hurley at 720-553-1127 or 720-848-2200

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 6:00 – 7:30pm Learn why it’s NEVER normal to have bladder control issues. Find out what options are available if more advanced treatment is needed. Cost: Free


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