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January 30, 2014 Douglas County, Colorado | Volume 27, Issue 11 A publication of

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Wildfire legislation rolled out Key recommendations by governor’s task force absent By Vic Vela

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The home crowd cheers after Bailey Roby makes a layup.

Bailey Roby makes a layup late in the fourth quarter in Highlands Ranch on Jan. 24.

Bailey Roby practices shooting three-pointers during halftime. The Roby family had to pick up the special blue padding on his prosthetics the same day as the game “otherwise he wouldn’t be able to play,” according to his mother. Photos by Hannah Garcia

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Player with prosthetic legs ruled ineligible to play By Hannah Garcia

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ith the last few minutes trickling off the clock, it was a layup by Mountain Vista senior Bailey Roby that made the crowd erupt in cheers. “I’m usually a three-man,” said Roby, referencing his prolific ability to make his shots beyond the perimeter. A bittersweet moment, and possibly the last chance the teen will have to score in his high school career. Born with just three toes on each foot, Roby had both legs amputated as a baby. He was fit with his first pair of prosthetic legs at age 3. Now, wearing a pair of Ossur Flex-Run legs — similar to those of South African Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius — Roby is caught up in a tangle of red tape that will likely bar his entrance into another game this year. The Golden Eagles improved to 14-1 after routing the Littleton Lions 80-49. And although Roby’s two points may not have won the Jan. 24 game, he still earned the loudest applause of the night following his entrance into the game with mere

minutes left in the last quarter. Supporters hugged and patted Roby on the back, offering congratulations and condolences. “Bailey has been involved in Mountain Vista basketball one way or another for the last four years,” said Pat McCabe, Mountain Vista’s athletic director. Last year, as a junior, Roby made the junior varsity basketball team, fulfilling a dream. Since then, Roby has been a fourth-quarter favorite, with fans chanting his name and thundering with applause. This year, Roby made the varsity team, playing in eight games and scoring 11 points. Midway through the season and after calls from officials, the Colorado High School Activities Association stepped in, claiming that it could not authorize Roby to play because of his disability. “There was no way we could get an authorization letter for Bailey to play,” McCabe said. “We got a one-time official authorization (from CHSAA) for the game tonight against Littleton. After this, he won’t be able to get in the game.” Although he was authorized to play last year on the junior varsity team, McCabe said the “speed and physicality” of varsity basketball poses more risk with Roby in the game. But Roby’s parents, Kim and Scott, said they do not understand why the decision was enacted halfway through the season.

“It’s actually kind of confusing for us,” Scott Roby said. “We were told that it was an issue with the officiating, that the officials were not comfortable letting Bailey play without a waiver.” With Mountain Vista’s .933 win rate so far this season, and eyes on the state championship, Bailey Roby said it would be hard to watch from the bench. “It is my senior year, and it’s hard to play in my last game,” he said, expressing hope that CHSAA may reverse the decision. “They just need to work it out so that they’ll understand how to make sure prosthetics are OK in sports.” When asked for the reasoning behind the decision, CHSAA assistant commissioner Bert Borgmann pointed to National Federation of State High School Association rule 3-5-1, which says that state associations can “provide reasonable accommodations” to individuals with “disabilities and/or special needs” and “extenuation circumstances” as long as those accommodations do not “fundamentally alter the sport, heighten risk to the athlete/others or place opponents at a disadvantage.” “Nobody wants to tell anybody no, but we can’t authorize him to play, not only for other players but for him as well,” Borgmann said. “The rules are meant to Roby continues on Page 12

Gov. John Hickenlooper and state lawmakers unveiled a package of bills on Jan. 23 that is “aimed at improving Colorado’s ability to mitigate and fight wildfires.” However, Hickenlooper and legislators spent most of a Capitol press conference answering questions having to do with wildfire mitigation options that are not part of the eight bills that were introduced. The bills do not include key recommendations made by the governor’s own wildfire task force committee, including ones that place fees and building code mandates on homeowners who reside in areas where a high potential for wildfires exists. And the package does not address the creation of a state firefighting fleet. The governor’s office says the issue needs more work. But a Republican lawmaker who is sponsoring his own air tanker legislation said at the same press conference that the time for a wildfire fleet is now. “I believe that wildfire is a clear and present danger to Colorado and we need to take action,” said Sen. Steve King, RGrand Junction. The governor insists that the bipartisan pieces of wildfire legislation that were introduced on Jan. 23 will go a long way in combatting a growing threat facing the state. “I think with this year we will continue to raise the ante and try to dedicate more resources up front to try to get to these fires sooner,” Hickenlooper said. The bills deal with a variety of areas aimed at wildfire prevention. They include giving the governor the ability to provide financial assistance without a federal disaster declaration; and allowing county governments more autonomy in putting bans on agricultural burning during periods of high fire danger and to clamp down on summer fireworks. Bills also deal with the creation of the wildfire information and resource center and a grant program that seeks to increase local firefighter safety. Another bill would allow firefighters who are killed while combatting wildfires to collect death benefits. The governor’s office also touted Hickenlooper’s role in launching a pilot program that allows agencies across the West to work collaboratively to reduce wildfire risks. The governor is also calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide federal dollars for tree-thinning efforts in Western forests. But the bills that were introduced on Jan. 23 will not include key recommendations that were made by the governor’s wildfire task force, prior to the state of the legislative session. They included recommendations that lawmakers take up measures that would impose fees on properties that reside in the Wildland Urban Interface, where

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CRIME REPORT Woman seen shoplifting Surveillance video shows a female shoplifting seven DVDs from the King Soopers in Highlands Ranch on Jan. 17. The woman in the video is white, in her late teens to early 20s and was dressed in a dark hoodie with red and white letters when she stole the DVDs, according to police. She put the DVD’s in a plastic shopping bag before leaving the store. She left in a white four-door sedan, police said. No arrests were made.

Items stolen from car Five items were taken from a car at the 6000 block of Blue Ridge Drive on Jan. 20. There were no signs of forced entry and the car may have been unlocked when the items were stolen. Police called

the case an incident of criminal mischief. There are no suspects.

Car burglarized in garage Payroll stubs, an iPod charger and a backpack were stolen from a car parked in a garage in the 9000 block of Edgewood Lane on Jan. 21. The car owner said the garage door was left open and that two doors on a Mercedes Benz SUV were all open. There are no suspects.

Vehicle trespass at McDonald’s A vehicle trespass was reported at a McDonald’s on Quebec Street on Jan. 21. An employee parked his car in the lot and returned to find his backpack gone and the glove compartment open. No other employees’ vehicles were broken into. There are no suspects.

SO MUCH INSIDE THE HERALD THIS WEEK

Tai Chi: Chillin' the children with chi, page 4

Will they or won't they: School district debates appealing judge's ruling, page 6

Celebrate: Chinese New Year returns to Ranch, page 15

Wrestling: Jaguars 'small but scrappy' on the mats, page 20

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Great Stories in Music The Fantastic Story of Peer Gynt Featuring Colorado’s own 16-year old piano prodigy, Jiaqi Long and Narrator, David Rutherford

The Bud Bowl novelty Remember the Bud Bowl? If not, you missed out because it was way cool. It was this stop motion animated Super Bowl advertising campaign that matched Bud versus Bud Light for the ultimate beer supremacy. The ad campaign even incorporated celebrities from the sports world, with Bob Costas, Terry Bradshaw and Tom Landry providing character voice-overs. The Bud Bowl was a blast — well except when they jumped the shark by introducing players from the Bud Dry and Bud Ice teams. Lame. I even won money on some of the Bud Bowls — well, except in 1991, when I was dumb enough to parlay a Bud Light win with the team the Harlem Globetrotters were playing that night. Lousy, stupid Washington Generals! While the Bud Bowl is a thing of the past, this year’s Super Bowl is bringing a new — and literal — interpretation to the Bud Bowl. It pits teams from the two states where marijuana is legal: Colorado and Washington. So, the Broncos will be taking on the Seahawks in the new and improved Bud Bowl. And the novelty is not lost on Colorado lawmakers who passed legislation last year that regulates the newly created marijuana industry. “I think it would be funny if instead of Peyton Manning saying, ‘Omaha. Omaha. Omaha,’ he says, ‘Mile high. Mile high. Puff, puff, pass,’ “ said state Rep. Joe Salazar, D-Thornton. “Then I’d probably crack up.” See, I’m not the only one who appreciates the uniqueness of the game this weekend. And can you imagine what the Super Bowl ads are gonna look like for the big game? After voters passed a tax structure for marijuana sales in November, Gov. John Hickenlooper tweeted about marijuana, Cheetos and Goldfish. It’s perfect fodder for commercials during a game where a lot of people will be sitting around, watching football, eating Doritos and getting — legally — stoned. Rep. Johnathan Singer, D-Longmont, sponsored the bill that placed a 25 percent tax on retail marijuana sales in Colorado. Singer — who was hilarious during marijuana committee hearings last year, with his punchy pot quips — is fully aware of the novelty of the Bud Bowl. “I finally understand how dumb it sounded when I was using all these bad puns,” Singer said. But I’m curious whether lawmakers will be making any marijuana-themed bets on the game. You see it all the time during big games — politicians betting what their state is famous for against what the other politician’s state is famous for. House Speaker Mark Ferrandino, DDenver, said he won’t be making any pot

bets with his Washington equivalent. “I have no desire to get it here or try any from Washington,” he said. I recently spoke with Republican Congressman Mike Coffman. The former state House and Senate member said he won’t be making any marijuana bets either. “I’m sure that there’s going to be some elected official somewhere that’s going to be trading brownies, or something like that, that are laced with marijuana,” Coffman said. “But I’m not going to be one of them.” Singer said he’s planning on making a Super Bowl beer bet with a Washington state representative. Singer’s going to put up a selection of beers from the fine Lyonsbased Oskar Blues brewery. Congressman Ed Perlmutter, a former state Senator, recently won a beer bet with a San Diego-based House member following the Broncos’ win over the Chargers. But Perlmutter told me that he won’t be betting marijuana. Instead, he’ll be talking smack on behalf of the Broncos this week and will probably bet another case of beer with a Washington politico before the big game. Come on guys. Beer? Really? Get with the program! Beer is yesterday’s news, here. Colorado’s and Washington’s marijuana legalizations are all over the national news. How could you not bet weed for the big game? “For one thing, our taxes are better,” Singer said. “The same amount equivalent-wise is not going to be cost equivalent.” That has to be the coolest and most cerebral argument against making Super Bowl marijuana bets with the state of Washington — because ours is better and cheaper. “Also, just as a (Public Service Announcement), it still is federally illegal to be mailing this stuff,” Singer said. “I know there’s going to be a lot of PSA’s that we’re going to have to do in New York to remind the fans in Washington and Colorado that you can’t take it with you.” So forget about any marijuana betting during the Bud Bowl, folks. More importantly — Go Broncos! Vic Vela covers the Legislature for Colorado Community Media. He can be reached at vvela@coloradocommunitymedia.com. Also, follow Vic on Twitter: @ VicVela1.

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Election deadlines upcoming for HRCA Materials due March 10 for delegate vacancies By Hannah Garcia

hgarcia@coloradocommunitymedia.com A few months away from elections, the Highlands Ranch Community Association is still hoping for higher participation among delegates. At a monthly meeting on Jan. 21, the delegate body failed to make the quorum required to vote on measures, something that has been more common in the past 12 months than in years past, board president Scott Lemmon said. Quorum requires two-thirds of the delegate body present. “We had a big push to get people involved last fall,” Lemmon said. “We gained four delegates from that push.” There are currently 20 vacant districts, which may be filled during the spring election, and there are also 41 other districts with spots up for re-election. Elections are held every year, alternating between even-numbered and odd-numbered districts with delegates serving two-year terms. This year, even-numbered districts have expiring terms. The exception is

sub-associations, which appoint a delegate according to their own bylaws, according to HRCA executive administrator Cynthia Thye. In most cases delegates are elected by members by a paper ballot or proxy, with one vote allowed per household, Thye said. Ballots can maybe mailed, faxed, e-mailed, or dropped off at one of the four HRCA recreation centers. Ballots can also be brought to the annual meeting of members to cast a vote. Members have until March 10 to turn in their name for a district delegate election and to get their name printed on a ballot. Ballots will be mailed to each household in the district on March 27. Members can also be elected to the delegate body by write-in vote if they miss the deadline. The first delegate election is April 22 with a minimum 10 percent quorum requirement for lots represented in the delegate district and the second annual meeting of members has a lower quorum requirement of 5 percent and will be May 27, Thye said. Delegates are required to attend one evening meeting a month on the third Tuesday, and Flannery said they aren’t expected to put in more than a few hours beyond that, familiarizing themselves with the topics that will be addressed at the meetings. An election for the board of directors is also coming on March 18, with

three of five director slots open for reelection. Lemmon and directors Dennis Seymour and Christina Caputo have expiring terms. The terms of directors Brock Norris and Jeff Sunkten don’t expire until March 2015.

To learn more about delegate responsibilities, as outlined in the community declarations, visit www.hrcaonline.org and follow the “HRCA Info” tab on the left to “Leadership” and click on “District Delegates” in the menu on the far left.

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Chillin’ the children with ‘Chi’ Evening Tai Chi classes for kids teach emotion modulation, flexibility By Virginia Grantier

vgrantier@coloradocommunitymedia.com Her six-year-old son is “pretty intense,” and usually has lots of energy, but on a recent Thursday at the Castle Pines Library, she noticed he had noticeably calmed down, said mom Aimee Oldenburg, 36, of Castle Rock. That was after he, Owen Oldenburg, had the opportunity to participate in the library’s weekly Tai Chi Kids — Fun and Focus class. He told the News-Press later he had learned techniques to help him when he gets mad at his sister, and indicated he’d probably be using the technique a lot. Instructor Deidre VanRy, who has practiced Tai Chi for 16 years, said it has made her stronger, both physically and mentally. She said that in addition to it being a light physical workout that increases balance and physical and mental flexibility, it

also teaches how to “modulate emotions by way of the body” — to “rev up” when needed, to calm down when needed. To energize when getting out of bed in the morning, she took her seven students through a particular stretch and positioning that ended with having them do a “belly laugh,” which made them laugh even more and energize more. To calm and focus them for such things as doing homework, she took them through some deep-breathing and balancing techniques. Some were in the form of games. Tai Chi was thought to have been created in the 12th Century. It’s known for its defense techniques, health benefits, and a means to alleviate stress and anxiety, VanRy said. Cherie Ellingson, a branch program liaison for Douglas County Libraries, is the one who decided that VanRy’s proposal for a kids class was a good fit for the library for a couple of reasons — including they want more programs for that age demographic of 8 to 13. Ellingson also said martial arts is popular now, and thought it would be fun and educational. Research has shown a positive correlation between practicing Tai Chi

Deidre VanRy, (left) a library employee and Tai Chi teacher, takes students in her kids class at Castle Pines Library through techiques that show them, among other things, how to modulate their emotions. Photo by Virginia Grantier and coping with ADHD, and over-stimulation and anxiety. VanRy said a goal for the class is to make it fun, so kids will continue to practice it.

One activity was the five-animal frolic, different techniques based on movements of the tiger, deer, bear, monkey and bird. Owen said he thinks it’s the “deer” technique that will help him with his sister.

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The Highlands Ranch Community Association is hosting its annual Father/Daughter Sweetheart ball next week. The event is hosted at the Southridge Recreation Center, 4800 McArthur Ranch Road, in the Wildcat Mountain Auditorium at 6:30 on Feb. 7 and 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 8. Each girl gets a corsage and a gift. Parents will also receive a commemorative photo of the event. Tickets are $25 per person, $33 at the door if not sold out. Visit www.hrcaonline.org or stop by any of the HRCA rec centers for tickets.

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Students at Ben Franklin Academy helped make the south campus of Children’s Hospital’s first Christmas a little brighter. Faculty and students delivered more than 1,600 arts and crafts supplies Dec. 7 to support the new facility. “This was such a great way to celebrate a new addition to our community, especially at a time of year where giving is so meaningful,” said Julia Porterfield, Chair of the Community Outreach Committee let lead the initiative for the Academy. “This was particularly gratifying given the fact that students have had the opportunity to watch the hospital be built from the ground up.” In more Ben Franklin news, the academy’s National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) visited Porter Place Hospital and Retirement Center Dec. 16. Faculty and students played the piano, sang carols, visited with residents and distributed handmade holiday cards. The school’s NJHS chapter also has served breakfast at House of Hope women and children’s shelter and dinner at the Denver Rescue Mission, and will help with a Special Olympics fundraiser in February.

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Taste of Lone Tree moving forward Organizers plan changes to overcome issues that hindered 2013 event By Jane Reuter

jreuter@coloradocommunitymedia. com Plagued in 2013 by bad weather, low vendor participation, food and alcohol shortages, and a shortage of volunteers, the Taste of Lone Tree’s future was uncertain a few months ago. But the event’s organizers now say it will return in 2014, bigger, better, and with a few changes. “Everybody is enthusiastic about moving forward in a positive manner,” said Donna Russell, Lone Tree Chamber of Commerce board member. The chamber’s 7th annual event is planned for Aug. 9 and 10 if enough vendors commit. The venue, while not yet set, will be different. Because the undeveloped lot on which it was held in 2012 and 2013 turned to mud after heavy rains last year, the next Taste will be on a paved site, Russell said. To ensure ticket holders can sample a variety of food and vendors have enough for all, Taste organizers plan to beef up the number of participating restaurants to a minimum of 25. Just nine restaurants participated in the 2013 event, which drew an estimated 8,000 to 10,000 people. “They got slammed,” Russell said. Nine “is just simply not enough vendors to be able to handle that crowd. So we need to make a

Hundreds of people waited in line to get into the Taste of Lone Tree Aug. 11, 2013 after the decision was made to open the gates an hour late. Despite weather-related complications, food and beer shortages in 2013, the decision has been made to go ahead with a ‘bigger, better’ event in 2014 at a new site yet to be determined. File photo commitment to them up front we will have enough vendors this time. “There will be a time built into our process at which if we don’t have the correct number of vendors, we will not pursue the event.” Russell doesn’t believe that will be the case, however. In meetings held to assess what went wrong in 2013 and whether support existed for continuing the Taste, participants indicated support for the event. “I’m cautiously optimistic,” said Nothing Bundt Cakes owner Dea Kreisman, who’s

participated in the Taste for five years. “I hope they can get some of the kinks worked out because I think it’s a great thing to do for our community.” Lone Tree Brewing Company owner John Winter, who had called last year’s event “embarrassing,” and “a black mark on the community,” also likes the change in plans for 2014. “I have a great deal of confidence because some of the people that had previously been responsible for the Taste of Lone Tree are back in charge of it,” he said. “I think that

HRCA to finish energy initiative this year Operations manager says project is ‘60 percent complete’ By Hannah Garcia

hgarcia@coloradocommunitymedia.com The Highlands Ranch Community Association is moving toward completion of an energy saving project initiated last year. “We’re about 60 percent complete at this point,” said Ken Joseph, HRCA programs and operation manager, at the Jan. 21 delegate meeting. The organization has already completed upgrades to mechanical insulation, retrofitted lighting and made measures to save water. The Northridge Recreation Center is scheduled for chiller and pool upgrades this year. Building automation is scheduled for some point in February or March. The HRCA board voted 4-0, following almost unanimous delegate approval, this past September to partner with the award-winning McKinstry energy company to move forward with a program guaranteed to save the as-

sociation $163,000 annually for 10 years. The project will cost a total of $2,477,916 after rebates, which includes $130,000 in incentives from Excel Energy, Joseph said. The board approved the measure nine months after receiving a $25,000 grant from the state for an energy audit. The project is part of a pilot program with the Colorado Energy Office. Joseph said everything is on schedule and the project should be completed by April. Joseph said the project is currently $6,000 under budget. Outside of the McInstry project, the organization also has plans to bid out new exercise equipment for the recreation centers by March, with $141,200 budgeted. “Generally, every year we replace 20 percent of our equipment. It’s usually cardiovascular equipment, but we replace anything that’s worn out. The amounts vary per facility, but that’s what we’re planning on spending,” Joseph said. The organization is also in the process of planning for a remodel for parts of the Northridge and Westridge recreation centers, including the possibility of putting in a water park. The HRCA is also looking at possibly expanding the Eastridge Recreation Center. Joseph said the 2014 budget allocates $60,000 for planning purposes.

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School district debates appeal in campaign act ruling Parents discourage further action during public comment session By Jane Reuter

jreuter@coloradocommunitymedia.com Contrary to a late-December news release, Douglas County School Board President Kevin Larsen said the board hasn’t decided if it will appeal a recent court ruling against the district. Critics of the Douglas County School District who spoke during the Jan. 21 board meeting are hoping it lets the ruling stand. An administrative law judge ruled Dec. 24 that the school district violated the Colorado Fair Campaign Practices Act and attempted to influence the outcome of the November school board election. In a Dec. 27 email statement attributed to Larsen, he said DCSD would “immediately appeal” the claim. Larsen said Jan. 22 an appeal isn’t certain. “We’re having that deep discussion about what the right course is,” he said. “We’re looking at all the merits of whichever way we go. I don’t know what the final outcome will be.” DCSD so far has paid more than $41,000 to the law firm representing it in the case. Unsuccessful school board candidate Julie Keim, who filed the claim against the district in October 2013, has accumulated about $25,000 in legal fees. Community members have donated about $13,500 to Keim’s legal fund. The judge agreed with Keim that a district-financed paper emailed to 85,000 parents and community members as an independent review was designed to support the district’s preferred candidates. Those four candidates narrowly won seats

Douglas County School District Superintendent Elizabeth Fagen listens as former school board candidate Julie Keim reads a statement critical of her and other district leaders during the Jan. 21 school board meeting. Photo by Jane Reuter on the board. Keim was among several community members who lashed out at the board during the public comment section of the Jan. 21 meeting. Throughout the 30 minutes of mostly negative comment, board members and other district leaders at whom the criticisms were directed stayed silent. Keim said the Dec. 27 news release about its planned appeal was an effort to spin the judge’s ruling. “It is time for the DCSD board of edu-

cation and leadership to admit their wrongdoings, take the appropriate action for employees who have broken the law, and stop wasting public funds appealing a decision of guilt that was clearly established,” Keim said. “You have broken the law. All of you have. You need to accept that and you need to move on.” “So far DCSD has already diverted $41,383 away from students … to pay for this lawsuit,” parent Anne Marie Lemieux said. “We request this lawsuit not be appealed. Rather, those who broke the law

must be accountable for their illegal actions.” Others agreed. “I am asking for the termination of district personnel involved,” said Cindy Barnard, a plaintiff in the 2011 voucher case against DCSD. “You have let other employees go for less.” The December news release also said the district would ask in its appeal that its legal fees be covered. That angered parent Cristin Patterson. “You, rather than take action against those who specifically broke the law, intend to attack Julie Keim with an appeal seeking damages to cover court costs,” she said. “I am completely astounded by your arrogance in attempting to downplay the violation and your refusal to admit wrongdoing.” The judge did not penalize DCSD because Keim did not ask for a fine or other punishment. Others who spoke during public comment criticized a Jan. 17 staff presentation. DCSD paid education author Marc Prensky $12,000 and covered expenses for a two-day engagement. Prensky advocates for using technology in education, and many teachers said his ideas were extreme. “I am here to say we have had enough,” said teacher Julie McLean. “Enough of wasted time on days like (Jan. 17), wasted money on things that don’t matter. We are tired of things that don’t improve our schools and help us become better teachers.” Larsen did not offer direct responses to any of the comments the day after the meeting, but reiterated his desire to improve communications. “There was temptation to refute many of the comments that went on, but I didn’t want this to devolve into a back and forth,” he said. “I’m glad we didn’t exacerbate it. At the same time, I don’t know if it’ll go away.”

Colorado suicide rate consistently high It’s the second-leading cause of death in young people By Jennifer Smith

jsmith@coloradocommunitymedia.com Could it have been predicted? It’s a question many people ask after a tragedy like the recent murder at Arapahoe High School that ended with the gunman taking his own life, and it’s a tough one for even mental-health professionals to answer. “We know we need to talk to our kids about things like drugs, sex and drinking,” said Dr. Barbara Becker, director of community programs for Arapahoe/ Douglas Mental Health Network. “But it didn’t dawn on me that I needed to be talking to my kids about suicide until my youngest daughter started losing friends to suicide.” It’s especially important here in Colorado, which consistently ranks in the top

10 states with the highest suicide rates, according to research compiled by A/ DMHN. In 2011, 910 people died by their own hand here, more than by homicide and car crashes combined. That year, suicide was the second-leading cause of death for Coloradans ages 10 to 34. Why us? It’s a question on the lips of many who live here, and even others looking in from outside. Becker said there is research being done on whether altitude plays a role, as several mountain states are in the top 10. Other possibilities include lack of resources in rural areas, a tendency for Westerners to have a “go-it-alone” attitude, and access to lethal means. Also, because Colorado is an attractive state to move to, newcomers might feel isolated before establishing a social circle. But in the end, nobody knows for sure, said Becker. “I wish that I had the answer,” she said. “But there is a lot of energy that is being directed toward suicide prevention and research. I have a lot of hope, but the re-

ality is this field is relatively new. Things that we thought we knew 20 years ago, it turns out that we don’t.” Perhaps most telling is that more than 90 percent of people who die by suicide have a diagnosable mental disorder that went unknown, ignored or untreated. Becker acknowledges that it can be a difficult thing to acknowledge a loved one might be feeling suicidal or otherwise be mentally unstable, but it’s important to reach out. “People who are feeling like they want to hurt themselves can feel a sense of relief if somebody does talk to them about it,” she said. “Just knowing that somebody cared enough to actually ask might be enough.” The best way to find out if somebody is suicidal is simply to ask the direct question, says Becker. But when? “If in your gut you are feeling that you really need to make sure, then ask,” she said. “At the same time, you don’t want to completely overreact, either. It’s a fine

balance, but you need to pay attention to all the clues that are out there. … I believe very much in the gut feeling.” Watch for patterns in changes in sleeping or eating habits, social withdrawal, decreased energy, slipping grades, giving away prized possessions, high-risk behavior or joking about suicide. And remember that it’s better to err on the side of caution, says Becker. “Getting professional advice doesn’t mean they’re crazy, it means they’re taking care of themselves,” she said. “I think we could all benefit from having a neutral party to talk to.” Treatment can involve therapy, medication or both. “Each individual is different, and each diagnoses is different,” said Becker. “It depends very much on the individual chemistry of your body. … Some people react poorly to medications, and some people react very poorly if they don’t have the medications. … It’s not black and white. A person needs to take charge of their own health.”


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School board to push for reduction in standardized tests District leaders say excessive testing limits time for quality instruction By Jane Reuter

jreuter@coloradocommunitymedia.com To applause from a standing-room-only crowd, the Douglas County School Board adopted a resolution Jan. 21 to push for a dramatic reduction in standardized tests. District leaders said they are working with other Colorado school districts on legislation to free students from an excess of required state and federal testing, and to instead let districts use more individualized methods of measuring student performance. The proposed legislation also would allow parents to opt their children out of such tests without penalty to the student, teacher, school or district. Many of the community members at the meeting were there to protest recent district issues — and several later delivered harsh critiques during public comment — but the resolution garnered apparently unanimous support. The board’s resolution reflects a growing sentiment nationwide about the rise of standardized tests, triggered by the goal of improving the academic performance of American students. DCSD leaders say that at one level or another, students are taking tests nearly every school day, most of which are mandated by state law. The assessments also are tied to teacher pay. In Colorado, recent legislation links 50 percent of a teacher’s evaluation to student performance. DCSD Systems Performance Officer Syna Morgan, whose office facilitates the administration of national, state, and district assessments, said most of the standardized assessments focus on what she calls “lower-end thinking levels.” The amount of time and resources required to take the mandated tests infringes on teachers’ ability to offer deeper, more meaningful instruction.

DCSD’s Syna Morgan listens to parents concerned about the amount of required testing during a Jan. 17 meeting in the Douglas County school board meeting room in Castle Rock. Photo by Jane Reuter “I’m not saying we would throw out every standardized assessment. It’s important to have comparability,” Morgan told the board. “But right now, we have an overbalance. We’re not able to do the work on the higher end of thinking and skills.” Linking the tests to pay puts another layer of pressure on teachers. “The intent is we do no harm to students and teachers in the rollout of this primary evaluation process,” Morgan said. “The more we have school-wide assessments that are meaningful to schools, and part of the balanced assessment that

School leader says parents can help ease testing madness Parents are the key to reducing the overwhelming amount of standardized in-school testing, said Douglas County School District Systems Performance Officer Syna Morgan. In 2013, the voice of parents prompted suspensions and reductions of such tests in California and Texas, and they could do the same in Douglas County, she said. Morgan has led four January meetings at DCSD’s Castle Rock administration building to inform parents about the evolution and prevalence of testing, hear their concerns and talk about the district’s own efforts. Many of the parents who attended Morgan’s meetings have opted their students out of standardized testing. Some worry the tests — many of which are tied to funds — force teachers to focus more of their attention on higher test scores than quality instruction. Morgan has called the quantity of tests “madness,” but said, “I don’t have the luxury of enacting the rules based

on my own philosophy.” Instead, the systems performance officer is establishing a DCSD parent assessment advisory committee. Members will meet quarterly to discuss assessment-related topics and strategize ways to address issues. Parent pressure can make a difference. In May 2013, the Texas Legislature passed a bill that cuts the number of standardized tests for high school students from 15 — the nation’s highest total — to five. In October 2013, California’s governor signed a bill suspending its traditional standardized tests — which many considered outdated — in favor of new assessments that ideally will measure deeper-level learning. Parents interested in joining Morgan’s committee can email her at skmorgan@dcsdk12.org. A final DCSD-sponsored community meeting about assessments is set for 6 p.m. Jan. 31 at Parker’s Sagewood Middle School, located at 4725 Fox Sparrow Rd.

Wage-theft bill advances Act aims to help workers who are owed money By Vic Vela

vvela@coloradocommunitymedia.com A bill that would create a governmental process that deals with workers’ claims of wage theft cleared its first legislative hurdle on Jan. 22, a year after similar legislation failed. The issue can affect those who work in contract labor positions and industry service employees, such as restaurant wait staff, according to testimony heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Wage Protection Act aims to protect those workers who feel they are being shortchanged in wages. Under the bill, workers can file claims of missed wages through a Department of Labor administrative process. Sen. Jessie Ulibarri, D-Commerce City, told the Senate Judiciary Committee that the bill gives workers more resources by which they are able to claim unpaid wages. “When folks work a long hard day and expect to be paid, they should be paid,” Ulibarri said. Ulibarri told the committee that the Department of Labor receives thousands of calls from workers each year who claim their employers owe them money. “The resolution most people get is to call an attorney, go through small claims court, or figure it out on your own,” he said. “Most folks are intimidated by that process.” Under the bill, the new administrative process calls for the Department of Labor to investigate wage claim thefts of up to $7,500. If the department determines that a wage violation has occurred, the employer has 14 days to respond to the decision, or else face fines. The bill also allows for an appeal process for employers

who are deemed to be in violation through the administrative process. Last year’s version of the bill included criminal penalties on employers who were found to have been involved in wage violations. Business came on board with this year’s attempt after the criminalization aspect was removed from the legislation. The bill received mixed testimony. Chuck Saxton of the Bennett-based Saxton Construction, a supporter of the legislation, said he has heard stories from workers who claim that other employers cheated them out of paychecks. “Our laws are supposed to be a reflection of our morality,” he said, speaking in favor of the bill. However, the Colorado Restaurant Association has come out against the bill. Nick Hoover, a spokesman for the organization, said that most complaints that workers file regarding alleged wage theft are the result of “simple confusion over payroll procedures.” Hoover also said that the proposed administrative process would lead to “punitive costs” for employers on matters that can typically be handled in-house. “I haven’t spoken to a restaurant that hasn’t been able to handle this in a face-to-face conversation,” Hoover said. Sen. Steve King, R-Grand Junction, said the legislation is unnecessary and that the current grievance process works without government intervention. “I do not believe that the benefit of this legislation outweighs the cost,” he said. The bill passed the Democrat-controlled committee following a 3-2 party line vote. It now heads to the Senate Finance Committee, before it receives a full vote in the Senate.

corrects the imbalance, the better it is for teachers.” Technology also is over-taxed, Morgan said, adding that computers used for testing aren’t available for instructional purposes. Students also know which tests merit the most attention. Most focus more intently on the ACT, which assistant superintendent of secondary education Dan McMinimee called “the gateway to get into the college of their choice,” than the TCAP (Transitional Colorado Assessment Program). “When they know the test means something, they perform,” he said. “I’m not saying they’re throwing the test. But to scale back the number of times they’re assessed and make the times they are assessed mean more would be very beneficial to our students.” As it did in the DCSD boardroom, Superintendent Elizabeth Fagen said the testing issue is uniting school officials statewide. “This is one topic that no matter if you’re in the most rural district, or right here in Denver, everybody is in agreement the amount of assessments to our students has exceeded anything that’s logical,” she said.

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Bill on school-safety hotline advances Legislation would put state in charge of Safe2Tell program By Vic Vela

vvela @coloradocommunitymedia.com A chilling irony occurred during a Jan. 23 legislative committee hearing on a school-safety hotline bill. At the same time that lawmakers were hearing testimony, Jefferson County Public Schools was sending out alerts that a lockout involving some of its schools had been lifted following reports that police were investigating a threat at Columbine High School. Tom Mauser — whose son Daniel was killed during the 1999 Columbine massacre — was listening to the testimony from inside a Senate Education Committee hearing room, when he received the alerts on his phone. “It just goes to show that we have

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to continue with our vigilance,” Mauser told committee members. Nothing came of the threats the day of the committee hearing. But what happened at Columbine High School 15 years ago is exactly what the Safe2Tell Hotline was intended to prevent. Since 1999, the hotline has operated as an anonymous way for students to notify law enforcement of potential campus threats. But the nonprofit-backed hotline is at risk of shutting down due to a lack of funding. Because of that, lawmakers want the state take over operations for a program that they believe has been successful in thwarting several school tragedies. “Rarely in government do we get an opportunity to adopt something that’s working,” said Senate Minority Leader Bill Cadman, R-Colorado Springs. Cadman and Senate President Morgan Carroll, D-Aurora, are cosponsors of Senate Bill 2, which would transfer operations of the

hotline to the Department of Law. The bill also sets aside $250,000 in hotline operational costs. Students can notify authorities via phone or email of any sort of campus threats they hear about, including shooting plots and incidents of bullying. Supporters of the legislation point to Safe2Tell statistics, which indicate that from September 2004 through December 2013, the hotline resulted in more than 9,000 tips from students across Colorado. Gov. John Hickenlooper said during a pre-session press conference where he touted the legislation that the hotline received reports of 16 planned attacks since the beginning of the current school year. Thornton Police Chief Randy Nelson testified that the hotline is great tool that gives law enforcement the ability to prevent tragedies, rather than respond to them. In turn, that gives students better peace of mind, he said. “We know very clearly that if

State Senate President Morgan Carroll, D-Aurora, listens as Thornton Police Chief Randy Nelson testifies in support of Senate Bill 2. Under the bill, the state would take over the Safe2Tell school hotline, which allows students to anonymously provide tips about potential campus threats. Photo by Vic Vela those kids don’t feel safe in the school, they’re not going to learn,” said Nelson. The bill passed the Senate Education Committee with unanimous support and now heads to the Finance Committee for further

consideration. It is expected to sail through both legislative chambers with bipartisan support. “This program is too valuable for us not to do this,” said Senate Education Committee Chairman Andy Kerr, D-Lakewood.

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Plans Gone Astray? To whom will you go when you’re out of ideas? There are times when we simply need a gracious God to guide us. Come and join us at 9:30 a.m. Sunday mornings at Lone Tree Civic Center, 8527 Lone Tree Parkway. For directions and any questions about our ministry, contact Pastor Craig: (303) 883–7774 Immanuel Lutheran Mission is a member congregation of Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ

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1200 South Street Castle Rock, CO 80104 303.688.3047 www.fumccr.org

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Sunday Worship: 10:45AM & 6PM Bible Study: 9:30AM Children, Young People & Adults 4391 E Mainstreet, Parker, Colorado 80134 Church Office – (303) 841-3836

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Colorado food stamp assistance rises Numbers higher today than during recession By Adrian D. Garcia

I-News at Rocky Mountain PBS More Coloradans are receiving food assistance today than during the worst months of the Great Recession. Since 2007, the number of people receiving benefits from the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program — formerly known as food stamps — has more than doubled. An average of 508,200 residents qualified for SNAP dollars each month during 2013, according to the Colorado Department of Human Services. This year the state predicts that an additional 44,000 Coloradans will sign up for help in putting food on the table. But the available assistance is limited. The average SNAP household of 2.5 people receives about $300 a month, according to government figures, or $10 a day. “The big challenge right now is in November food stamp benefits were reduced when the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009’s temporary boost ended,” said Michelle Ray, spokes-

woman for the advocacy group Hunger Free Colorado. The dollar deduction means some families are sacrificing nutritional food like milk and produce for cheaper, less healthy alternatives, Ray said. In some cases food banks have stepped in to help. “We don’t care if they get food stamps, a lot of people just need help” said Vic Ocana, executive director of Compassion Food Banks. He said Compassion’s nine locations in Colorado all report growing lines for food distribution since last fall. “We try to give them enough food for the month but people are more anxious for help now,” Ocana said. In recent years the SNAP program has become caught up in political infighting in Washington, with House Republicans wanting to cut benefits in the name of reducing government spending, while Senate Democrats, among others, argue that the program is important in the fight against hunger. In Colorado, about 40 percent of “working age” SNAP users, those 16 to 65, were employed as of June 2013. “Seeing one person abusing the system ruins it for everyone else,” said

Andrea Fuller, executive director of the monthly newspaper Denver VOICE, of allegations that the program is sometimes misused. “For the majority of people on SNAP it’s humiliating and humbling.” Before getting her position with VOICE in November, Fuller said she relied on SNAP benefits to help feed her family. “Even working multiple part-time jobs I wasn’t earning enough,” Fuller said. In 2011 she enrolled in the SNAP program. “It’s one thing for me to be hungry, but I can’t bear to see my children hungry.” Many SNAP users just aren’t earning enough to feed themselves and their families, Fuller said. Others need government assistance after losing a job. Some are disabled. The population is diverse, Fuller said, and “not enough people have enough income right now.” Communication from the state can be confusing for SNAP users, Fuller said, and attempting to contact a caseworker can be “frustrating” in that it can take several days. Keeping up with the rapid increase in SNAP participants has been a challenge

for offices across the state, especially in rural areas, acknowledged Sue McGinn, director of the state’s food and energy division. One problem — in which 5 percent of Coloradans on SNAP were accidentally overpaid by the state and then forced to pay back the money — has been addressed, McGinn said. In July, the state will implement new software that should improve communication. “The program has never had a 100 percent increase in participants in such a short amount of time,” she said. “Colorado’s participation rate is still low compared to other states. We tend to be in the bottom five when ranked nationally.” State officials remain skeptical that SNAP participation rates will return to 2007 levels any time soon. “Once the economy gets better I’m not expecting a huge shift back,” McGinn said. “We’re just seeing the stabilization of the program.” I-News is the public service journalism arm of Rocky Mountain PBS. To read more, please go to inewsnetwork.org. Contact Adrian D. Garcia at garcia.d.adrian@ gmail.com

‘Board Unplugged’ meetings to resume Public comment debated but will continue freely By Jane Reuter

jreuter@coloradocommunitymedia.com The Douglas County Board of Education will return to hosting the community meetings it once did, in lieu of hosting one of its regular twice-monthly sessions in the administration building’s boardroom. The “Board Unplugged,” meetings are planned for March, April and May, though dates, times and venues have not yet been set. They will substitute for the regular meeting that otherwise would be held on the first Tuesday of those months. The regular board meetings still will be conducted in the Castle Rock administration building on the first and third Tuesdays in February and the third Tuesdays of the following three months. “We’d like to get three of those accomplished before the end of the school year,” Larsen said. “This is really meant to be more of a dialogue, a discussion so we can actually hear from people and share answers back in a productive way.” Board member Craig Richardson said he hopes the “unplugged” meetings will have a much more informal feel than the regular sessions, and he envisions setting up a circle

of chairs for conversational purposes. “I for one don’t think the architecture of this room is particularly conducive to a conversation,” he said of the boardroom. “We’re here behind this barrier. The speaker is behind a podium. I think it in many ways dehumanizes a conversation.” The more casual meetings could allow, he said, “for the first time since I’ve been on the board an opportunity for a genuine, productive conversation among people.” Public comment also will continue at regular board meetings, though Larsen originally proposed limiting comments there on Jan. 21 to items on the agenda in an effort to “keep our meetings relevant.” Board member Meghann Silverthorn said she didn’t support any such limitation. “I understand the intent behind trying to do that,” she said. “But I know that since I’ve been on the board, I’ve seen a number of individuals come to the microphone about things that are concerning to them that have nothing to do with anything on the agenda. I’m concerned about restricting that opportunity for them.” After some discussion, board members agreed to continue general public comments during regular meetings, as well as during the “Board Unplugged” sessions. They will revisit the issue at the end of the school year. Board meetings also are live streamed at www.livestream.com/dcsdk12.

School district debuts new website Revamp aims for easier navigation, reliability, efficiency By Jane Reuter

jreuter@coloradocommunitymedia.com The Douglas County School District recently debut its redesigned website, a $225,000 investment district leaders said is more reliable, easier to navigate and allows for quicker updates. It also is intended to serve as the best place to find facts during a crisis. “The primary source of information during an emergency should be our website,” DCSD spokesman Randy Barber said. The new site got its first surge of visitors a day after its debut, when a few inches of snow drew parents and students checking for possible schedule changes. “One of the most important things our website is used for is sharing of information like school closures and delays,” Barber said. “We revamped that entire tool. We were very happy to have it in front of folks (that day).” The nine-month project was triggered in part by complaints about the now defunct site. “What we heard loud and clear was that on the old website, people had trouble finding important things,” Barber said. “We

wanted to make sure we had a website that was easy to navigate. “Coming from a school district that’s all about innovation and excellence, we wanted a website that matched that.” Denver-based Educational Measures LLC, which also created DCSD’s mobile app, contracted with the district to redesign the website. Barber believes the $225,000 is money well spent. “We take every expenditure here at the Douglas County School District very seriously,” he said. “Looking at the project in total, I think the benefits outweigh the cost. “This website really provides us with an ability the old one didn’t. In the event of an emergency, we can put up a page within minutes. We don’t have to have a web developer do that for us. That’s a really great change for us.” Additionally, Barber said the previous website would have required updating at further cost. The website last was updated in 2011. Given the rapid pace of technology, Barber said he couldn’t say how soon another major change will be required. But he said, “When we invest in our district, we want those investments to last as long as possible. Our intention is to make it last for a long time.” Visit the new site at www.dcsdk12.org.

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Music can change one’s life I am completely out of it when it comes to the music that most people listen to. Nina Simone never shook her rear end on stage. Bob Dylan doesn’t change costumes between songs. I don’t listen to anyone who has backup dancers. The music I listen to doesn’t come with choreography. A symphony orchestra doesn’t have backup singers or dancers or any of that nonsense. Keep your raunchy, topless, motorcycle video away from me. “Mr. Smith, aren’t you being a little harsh? My daughter listens to hip-hop. At least she is listening to music. You have to start somewhere. Maybe someday she will get her head screwed on straight, and find out about Django Reinhart.” Django Reinhardt didn’t stick out his tongue. But here’s one: Josephine Baker twerked. Did she ever. And she is still one (or two) up on Miley Cyrus.

I have said this before: I don’t dance and I don’t watch dancers. This puts me in a low percentile. The population is low in the lower percentile, and it’s my favorite address. Jennifer and I went to a CU football game, and we were bombarded with bad music from the instant we entered the stadium until we left with a hearing loss in the third quarter. Some people, like restaurant owners, think that loud music connotes a good time. I think it connotes a headache.

letters to the editor ‘Our View’ not my view Last week’s editorial, “Time for major immigration reform,” suggests that those who have come here illegally deserve amnesty via the S. 744 bill. And Amnesty is what the Gang of Eight and bill S.744 is really all about. No one should be deceived about what “comprehensive immigration reform” means, other than giving amnesty to an estimated 12 million illegal aliens. How is it that the United States government should serve as the world’s largest employment agency providing “needed” workers to businesses that no longer feel the need to fairly compensate American workers? Why is it OK to create a permanent underclass of low-skilled workers at low wages who ultimately require additional public assistance to get by? And why should anyone believe that immigration laws will be enforced and

our borders be secured? S. 744 is exactly the same “comprehensive immigration reform” package the American public was sold in 1986. Now 27 years later, the Gang of Eight is pushing to legalize at least four times the number of people who received amnesty under the 1986 bill. Adding tens of millions of low-skilled and heavily government-dependent immigrants to the country increases competition for scarce jobs, reduces wages, and increases the burden of welfare. Our immigration system isn’t “broken.” America is a land of laws, and anyone who wants to become a citizen is welcome to do so. But do it through legal means. Ken Hurd Parker Letters continue on Page 11

If you are raised on something, that is what you know and expect. I wonder what it would be like to be a teenager who listens to Katy Perry, and then hears Billie Holiday for the first time. Dr. Dre or Nat King Cole? Beyoncé or Ella Fitzgerald? One Direction or Arcade Fire? Eminem (featuring Rhianna) or Chopin (featuring Chopin)? Lady Gaga or Lady Day? Those are easy for me to answer. Fifty years ago, on Feb. 9, 1964, music — someone’s music — changed my life. It was just a couple of months after the Kennedy assassination, and like everyone else, I needed something to change the way that I was feeling. An odd looking and odd sounding man introduced a band from England. He insisted upon calling them “lads.” “The broadcast drew an estimated 73 million viewers, at the time a record for US television, and was characterized by an audience composed largely of scream-

ing, hysterical girls in tears.” Their first song was “All My Loving.” I didn’t know this until recently: “The act that followed their first set in the broadcast was pre-recorded, rather than have someone perform live on stage amidst the pandemonium that occurred after the group performed their songs.” Someone was thinking. It would have been crazy if ventriloquist Señor Wences had come out live with Johnny, the face he drew on his hand. Crazy but wonderful. Juvenile jealousies caused me to resist the band at first, because it was all the girls in my high school talked about. But after a few months, and now after 50 years, I realize that their music is as important as anything I have ever heard “In My Life.” Craig Marshall Smith is an artist, educator and Highlands Ranch resident. He can be reached at craigmarshallsmith@comcast.net.

The mystery of personal and professional growth The mystery of personal and professional growth I really do enjoy a good mystery. It could be a great novel or movie or just watching the variety of news programs or shows where we get to explore along with the journalists and public intrigued by mystery and the possibilities of observing a Bigfoot, The Loch Ness Monster, a giant squid, ghosts, extra-terrestrials, or some other type of enigmatic predator or anomalous event. Mysteries just seem to capture my attention. And one of the greatest mysteries I encounter on an all too frequent basis is this: why is it that when people who are looking to make a change for the better continue doing the same things over and over again and expect different results. As we all know, this is one definition of insanity. Whether we are just embarking on the pursuit of a worthy goal or objective in our lives, or we have gotten to a place where we have plateaued and feel stuck, we need to recognize that we can still reach higher, see farther, and elevate our performance at almost everything we are striving for in our lives or wish to accomplish. For some, it’s just being in their comfort zone and becoming so settled that complacency has usurped desire. And this is where we get caught up in the trap of

doing the very same things that we have always done. And maybe even worse, we have begun taking short cuts because we are just too settled and comfortable with where we are right now. Did you catch that line earlier in the paragraph, “… complacency has usurped desire?” Is that your situation? Life is so full of mysteries and the world is full of unexplainable phenomena that pique our curiosity and leave us wanting to know more. And as we indulge in the exploration of the mysterious our imagination becomes accelerated and our creativity inspired. What if we put that same energy into uncovering or discovering what it is that drives us to want to succeed in every area of our lives? If there is an area of our life where we have a deep desire to change, one new technique to attempt can be found in Norton continues on Page 11

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Unity feels good: United in Orange We are going to be happy together or disappointed together but either way we are united. From the star on Castle Rock with the Bronco colors to the orange jerseys — a lot of 18’s — to the plates and cupcakes at my small group from church last night, we are excited that the home team is in the Super Bowl after a fantastic record-setting year. Unity feels good. The excitement is contagious. It is possible to meet a complete stranger and strike up a conversation like old friends because there is a passionate common interest. I travelled to Tampa Bay for the funeral of one of my lifelong best friends. My plane arrived in Tampa shortly after the kickoff of the AFC Championship Game against the Patriots. What if my host who is picking me up at the airport does not like football or care about the Broncos? They might stop by WalMart on the way or after we arrived want to watch the Kardashians or some ridiculous show like that and I’d miss the game. I was experiencing the worst case of “Fear of Missing Football.” I had a case of “Fear of Missing the Broncos Make it to the Super Bowl.” Thankfully it was convenient for them

to pick me up after the game at 6:30 p.m. EST. I found a nice restaurant with the game on TV and quickly made eight new friends. We were united with at least two common denominators. We liked football and were rooting for the Broncos so it was easy to talk, laugh and have fun together. This type of unity feels especially good in a world that is fractured into countless differences and controversies. Debate and the freedom of expression is priceless, but do we have to prove our point every day? Families, lifestyles, politics, business strategies, economies and plans of medical treatment have so many options within them and strong personalities arguing their opinions that there is little chance of

THINGS TO DO EDITOR’S NOTE: Calendar submissions must be received by noon Wednesday for publication the following week. Send listings to calendar@coloradocommunitymedia.com. No attachments, please. Listings are free and run on a spaceavailable basis. JAN. 30 FRACKING/ENERGY POLICY Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” is a controversial method of extracting previously unavailable oil and gas reserves from the ground by fracturing rock by injecting pressurized fluids. Proponents claim that it opens up vast amounts of natural gas within the United States and could play a key role in the United States gaining energy independence within the not too distant future. Opponents claim that the chemicals used in fracking represent a significant environmental risk to ground water and other elements of the environment. Join Active Minds from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, as we explore the risks and benefits of fracking and put it into the broader context of U.S. Energy Policy. This free event is sponsored by Vi Living and takes place at Highlands Ranch Library, 9292 Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch. RSVP at 303-791-7323. FEB. 4 SPIRITUALITY SEMINAR The Center for Spiritual Engagement at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church invites the community to spend an evening with Kimba Ashworth, eating psychology coach, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 4 at St. Luke’s, 8817 S. Broadway, Highlands Ranch.  Join us for this free seminar. Contact office@stlukeshr.com. FEB. 5 PARENTING SEMINAR Understanding Your Child’s Temperament, a parenting seminar hosted by Cherry Hills Community Church, is from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Southridge Recreation Center auditorium in Highlands Ranch. Did you know there are four distinct temperaments, each with their own strengths and weaknesses, that guide behavior? Wouldn’t you love to know which one your children were born with, and how this understanding can help you better communicate and connect? This free two-hour seminar led by life coach and best-selling author Dr. Ray Lincoln will explain why your kids do what they do, how to change your family dynamics and dramatically increase the peace in your home through better understanding. Visit chcc.org/family for information.

sociation, along with the Great Wall Chinese Academy, plans a daylong Chines New Year celebration from noon to 5 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Southridge Recreation Center, 4800 McArthur Ranch Road, Highlands Ranch. 2014 marks the Celebration of the Year of the Horse. The event features traditional Chinese art performances on stage. It showcases programs to include lion dances, Chinese folk dances, traditional music and instruments, martial arts demonstrations, and a children’s chorus. The cultural fair showcases traditional Folk Art displays, Chinese costumes, crafts, authentic Chinese calligraphy and brush paintings, numerous Chinese shops, delicious Chinese New Year refreshments and food including dumplings, rolls, balls, noodles, rice and more. Tickets: $7 in advance, $10 day of. Tickets can be purchased online at: http://hrcaonline.org/ hrcainfo/calendarhrca/tabid/275/ctl/viewdetail/mid/1302/ itemid/5758/d/20140208/Showtime-at-Southridge---Chinese-New-Year.aspx.

problem. The older I get the more I recognize how many times, in my own insecurity, I was competitive to people within the faith community. Instead of reaching a united solution I saw further division that produced emotional pain, broken relationships and a terrible picture of what faith was all about or could produce. At my friend’s memorial service I experienced another dose of the wonderful feeling that comes through unity. The friend who died was one of three of my lifelong best friends. We gathered for a reunion that was emotionally rich and full. We laughed and cried and in it all we recognized the immeasurable worth of friendship that remained strong for over four decades. The good feeling of unity is one small benefit of unity. I’m going to take responsibility, work and pray that we experience a Godly unity that extends far beyond the scope and duration of the Super Bowl. Dan Hettinger is author of Welcome to the Big Leagues and founder of the Jakin Group, a ministry of encouragement. You can email him at dan@welcometothebigleagues.org and follow him on Facebook and Twitter (@ Welcome2theBigs).

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I’d like to thank Jamie LaRue for his leadership of Douglas County Libraries. When I moved to Highlands Ranch 16 years ago, the library was crowded into a space in a little strip mall. Within a few years, it moved into the beautiful new building at the Town Center. As my children have grown (now ages 13 and 11), I have treasured the resource in my backyard. From baby story time to downloading electronic books on an iPhone, my kids have benefited from the library’s vast resources. In addition to the books and resources, the staff at the library is consistently friendly and knowledgeable about anything

you ask of them. Growing up, the library was always special to me. I’m thrilled that it is available to my kids, as well. While LaRue has embraced and invented systems regarding technology, he’s kept a foundation of wonderful books filled with real pages we can touch, as well as a welcoming place to visit. I’m incredibly thankful that he was there to lead the library to be the incredible community resource that it is today. I wish Mr. LaRue the best in his next chapter and I implore him to train his successors well so that we do not ever lose this community treasure. Sincerely, Amanda J Chaney Highlands Ranch

FEB. 10, Feb. 25 TEEN ADDICTION Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health Network presents “Protecting Your Teen from Addiction” from noon to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 21 (event code: admhn12114) and from 5-6:30 p.m. Feb. 25 (event code: admhn22514) at the Southglenn Library, Room A, 6972 S. Vine St., Centennial; and from 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 (event code: admhn210) at the network’s Castle Rock office, 831 S. Perry St., Suite 100. In this class, you will learn about trends in substance abuse in our community, how to talk about drugs and alcohol, signs of substance abuse in teens, prevention and early intervention, effects of substances on the brain and brain development, and shifts in views on marijuana use and legalization. Use the event code listed to register for classes at Blacktie https://www.blacktiecolorado.com/index.cfm. FEB. 11 SUPPORT MEETING If you have recently learned that your child or a friend is gay, you may have a lot of questions. The next meeting of the PFLAG (Parents, Families, Friends of Lesbians, Gays, Gender) Support group is Feb. 11. The group meets from 7-8:45 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month 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.

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agreement or experiencing the pleasure and potential of unity. Our 24-hour news cycles on TV and Radio feed an insatiable appetite for controversy. When a sports player “mouths-off” and causes more controversy the microphones are drawn to the emotion like bugs are to a light. I wish I could direct us to the church as a place where we could find peace and unity. The message is there. “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will inherit the earth.” “How good and pleasing it is when brothers dwell together in unity.” In the earliest days after the time of Christ the church was united. They had everything in common and the world was changed because of how they loved each other. We can’t play football all year long and only one team can be at the top at the end of the season, so we have to look to another source for lasting unity and peace. Since the message is in the Scriptures and there was a time when it worked, I believe the faith community is our greatest hope for meaningful unity. And I realize that, as an individual within the faith community, I need to take responsibility to be part of the solution, not the

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forcing ourselves to try something new. Change the routine, the diet, and maybe even make some changes relative to the types of people we surround ourselves with. I recently saw this quote floating around Facebook, “Surround yourself with people that make you a better person.” You see, the mysterious isn’t really all that mysterious when it comes to personal and professional growth. And yes I know, personal development isn’t nearly as exciting or spectacular as finding Bigfoot, catching a glimpse of the Loch Ness Monster, or figuring out teenagers, but it

could be. And it is in those moments of wanting to grow that we can and should try something new. Something new and mysterious that will add excitement, energy, and desire to the pursuit of our goals and dreams. How about you, are you stuck, plateaued, or maybe haven’t even started on your goal or dream? I would love to hear all about it at gotonorton@gmail.com and when you begin to view your goals with a little bit of mystery and wonder, it will be a better than good week. Michael Norton is a resident of Highlands Ranch, the former President of the Zig Ziglar Corporation and the CEO/Founder of www.candogo.com.

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LEGISLATIVE BRIEFS Flood bill moves on

The House passed the first flood recovery bill of the session on Jan. 23. House Bill 1004 – sponsored by Reps. Mike Foote, D-Lafayette and Stephen Humphrey, R-Severance – would grant the governor the ability to declare a natural disaster and provide financial assistance without first receiving the go-ahead from the president. The bill passed following a 55-5 vote

in the House. It now heads to the Senate, where it is also expended to pass with ease.

Severance tax bill dies

Legislation that sought to end oil and gas tax revenues from going to cities that ban hydraulic fracking died in a Democratic-controlled House committee on Jan. 22 by a vote of 7-6 on a party-line vote. Some of the severance tax money that cities collect are used to offset the impact

that fracking can cause. House Bill 1064, which was sponsored by Rep. Jerry Sonnenberg, R-Sterling, would have cut off that money to cities with fracking moratoriums. Sonnenberg said that cities that ban fracking shouldn’t benefit from the money. However, Democrats on the House Local Government Committee called the measure punitive and said cities that neighbor communities that allow fracking also feel its impact.

GOP lawmakers urge action on firefighting fleet By Vic Vela

vvela@coloradocommunitymedia.com A day after Gov. John Hickenlooper touted wildfire legislation that was introduced last week, Republicans state lawmakers held a press conference, where they urged the governor to back a revived effort to get the state to buy its own aerial firefighting fleet. Sen. Steve King, R-Grand Junction, introduced a bill on Jan. 24 that would require the state to lease aircraft designed to fight fires, including the immediate purchase of three Type 1 helicopters. The day before, Hickenlooper – who was joined by a bipartisan group of lawmakers that included King – told reporters that he wasn’t ready to support King’s legislation, based on the logistical complexities involved

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homes sit in close proximity to terrain where there is a high potential for wildfires. Also, there are no pieces of legislation that would require homeowners living in those areas to create defensive spaces in front of their homes, or that would create

with the state operating its own fleet, including the hefty price tag of such an undertaking. But King, flanked by other Republican lawmakers and fire officials, said he doesn’t understand why Hickenlooper isn’t fully on board with his effort. “I gotta tell you, I laugh a little bit at the pushback I’m getting on this legislation,” said King. King pursued similar legislation last year, which culminated in a state study of the issue that is expected to be released in the spring. The press conference came on the heels of Hickenlooper’s support of several measures aimed at wildfire prevention and mitigation. The eight bills have bipartisan sponsorship and should get plenty of support through the legislative process.

Republican lawmakers were careful to not be too critical of the governor’s wildfire mitigation efforts. Sen. Ellen Roberts, R-Durango, and Rep. Frank McNulty, R-Highlands Ranch, said Hickenlooper has shown good leadership in protecting the state from the threat of wildfires. “But I don’t understand Gov. Hickenlooper’s opposition to the state maintaining these rapid response vehicles, airplanes and helicopters that have been proven to work; that have saved lives; that have saved homes and have saved communities,” McNulty said. During the same press conference, Republicans introduced other pieces of legislation related to wildfire mitigation, including a bill from Roberts that would update the state’s emergency radio system.

a statewide building code, as were also “We don’t have to lean on them with a recommended by Hickenlooper’s task heavy shoulder,” Hickenlooper said. force. It also doesn’t appear that a proposed Instead, lawmakers are proposing leg- firefighting fleet will get off the ground islation that offers homeowners tax cred- any time soon. its as a way of enticing them to take up Last year, lawmakers created legislatheir own mitigation efforts. tion that would go toward creating an air “If that doesn’t work, we will revisit fleet, but it went unfunded. any ideas that were brought forth by the Hickenlooper — concerned by the potask force,” said Sen. Jeanne Nicholson, tentially enormous cost for the state to D-Black Hawk. pay for its own firefighting fleet — said B:10.25” Hickenlooper added that people liv- he prefers a “shared fleet,” one where T:10.25” ing in those areas already know the risks. Western states chip in on the operating

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keep the game what it’s supposed to be.” Bailey Roby’s parents said they were “kept in the dark,” calling the decision to prevent their son from playing a surprise and insisted he poses no danger to himself or others. “We would just prefer to see Bailey be able to finish out the year, finish what he started,” Scott Roby said. The family plans to protest the decision. “I think the main thing is, I would hate for this to happen to someone else’s kid,” Kim Roby said. “We’re just trying to keep our heads up high and be a good team player.” Despite the turmoil, Scott Roby said they were thankful for the time their son had on the court. For now, Bailey Roby will have to take solace in cheering for his Golden Eagles from the bench as they make a run for the championship. “Now, I just gotta sit on the bench and support (the team),” Bailey Roby said. “The most important thing is being a part of the team.”

costs. But Hickenlooper said that, so far, neighboring states have expressed concern “that the benefit doesn’t justify the cost.” King, who has pushed hard for a firefighting fleet, said he believes “there is an opportunity to deal with this.” When asked whether he supports the wildfire legislation bills, King offered tepid support. “They’re a step in the right direction,” King said.

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You can find us on Facebook (Highlands Ranch Chamber of Commerce), follow us on Twitter (@HRChamberHub), and meet us on Meetup

Great food and venue for our membership luncheon at Highlands Ranch Golf Club The Women in Networking group started the year off with a great event at Wind Crest

chamBer staff andrea larew, president

andrea@highlandsranchchamber.org christine revitte, director of programs and memBer relations

christine@highlandsranchchamber.org

kim harJa, memBer account eXecutive

kimharja@highlandsranchchamber.org

Board of directors

Who says you can’t golf in January? The Men of Business had a networking event at Swingers Sports Lounge and Grill complete with a longest drive competition

Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa hosted a fantastic Business After Hours

thank you to our chairman’s circle sponsors

david simonson, chair – Remax pRofessionals melanie worley, past chair – developmental pathways Jim yates, treasurer – steRling Ranch Justin vaughn, secretary – the vaughn law offices dana hall, vp – admin solutions angel tuccy – expeRience pRos andy markusfeld – stonebRidge financial Jamie noeBel – highlands Ranch community assn. krysta gerstner – 1st bank amy sherman – noRthwest douglas county economic development coRpoRation amy casseri – childRen’s hospital coloRado mark grillo – gRillo commeRcial Real estate carolyn Butard – smaRt fit & food

303.791.3500 | WWW.HIGHLANDSRANCHCHAMBER.ORG | 300 WEST PLAZA DRIVE, SUITE 225 | HIGHLANDS RANCH, COLORADO 80129


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CLUBS IN YOUR COMMUNITY

EDITOR’S NOTE: To add or update a club listing, e-mail calendar@ coloradocommunitymedia.com.

RECREATION

POLITICAL

p.m. every fourth Thursday at Highlands Ranch Community Association offices, 48 W. Springer Drive. Call 303-791-6244.

DOUGLAS COUNTY Democrats executive committee meets at 7 p.m. every first Tuesday at various sites. Contact Ralph Jollensten at 303-663-1286 or e-mail ralphw@comcast.net. Social-discussion meetings are in Highlands Ranch, Castle Rock, Parker and Lone Tree. Visit douglasdemocrats.org and click on calendar for more information.

FALCON YOUTH Sports Association executive board meetings are at 7 p.m. every second Wednesday at the Highlands Ranch Community Association offices, 48 W. Springer Drive. Call 303-791-6244. HIGHLANDS RANCH Cycling Club has weekly rides and a variety

DOUGLAS COUNTY Republican Women meets at 11 a.m. the

third Wednesday each month at the Lone Tree Golf and Hotel. Call Marsha Haeflein at 303-841-4318 or visit www.dcgop.org or www. dcrw.org.

REPUBLICANS OF Highlands Ranch meet every last Friday of the

month at the Cafe Mon Ami, 9579 S. University, Unit No. 150, at 7 a.m. Speakers of local, state and national political office address the group. Call Rick Murray at 303-933-3292, or e-mail at rickmrry@ yahoo.com.

PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS LEADS Group meets at 7:15 a.m. Wednesdays at

LePeep at Quebec Street and County Line Road. Call Rita Coltrane at 303-792-3587.

HIGHLANDS RANCH Business Leads Inc., call Dale Weese at

303-978-0992.

HIGHLANDS RANCH Chamber Leads Group meets at 11:45 a.m. Mondays at The Egg and I in Town Center at Dorchester and Highlands Ranch Parkway. Call Jim Wolfe at 303-703-4102. HIGHLANDS RANCH Chamber of Commerce, call 303-791-3500. HIGHLANDS RANCH Leads Club meets at 7:30 a.m. Thursdays at

Le Peep on South Quebec Street. Call Kathy at 303-692-8183.

HIGHLANDS RANCH Leads Club meets at 7:15 a.m. Thursdays at The Egg and I in Town Center at Dorchester and Highlands Ranch Parkway. Call Del Van Essen at 303-302-3139.

of cycling experiences for the cycling enthusiast. The club also meets regularly for club business. Visit www.highlandsranchcycling.com or call Bernie Greenberg, 303-791-6792.

HIGHLANDS RANCH Garden Club. Whether you are an experienced gardener or a novice, you will always find something of interest at the Highlands Ranch Garden Club. For information, visit www.hrgc.org. RUNNING CLUB meets at 7:30 a.m. every Saturday in the parking lot of Southeast Christian Church. Walkers, joggers and runners are welcome. Call John at 720-842-5520. YOGA CLASS. Health Ministries at St. Andrew United Methodist Church welcomes the community to their health class: Yoga helps improve flexibility, balance, alignment, posture, toning, strengthening, relaxation and awareness. Class is offered from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Wednesdays. Sessions are 10 weeks, and drop-ins are welcome. Cost is $90 per 10 weeks or $15 per session. All levels are welcome. For information, contact the leader Martha who has taught yoga for many years, Call 720-480-2164, ihealing@msn.com. St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 9203 S. University Blvd., Highlands Ranch. Call 303-794-2683 for information or visit www.st-andrew-umc. com. SERVICE AMERICAN LEGION Highlands Ranch Post 1260 meets at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Northridge Recreation Center, 8801 S. Broadway, Highlands Ranch. Call 720-663-1260. MANSION TOURS. The Highlands Ranch Metro District invites the

HOME RECORDING Group of Highlands Ranch is an informal

network of recording enthusiasts and studio musicians interested in sharing knowledge, resources and pizza. Call Scott, 303-791-3811.

LITTLETON LETIP meets from 7:16-8:31 a.m. every Tuesday for

breakfast at Luciles, 2852 W. Bowles Ave., to exchange qualified business leads. Call Bob Hier at 303-660-6426 or e-mail hierb@ yahoo.com.

NETWORKING FOR the Not-Working meets from 8:30-10 a.m. the first Tuesday of every month in the Fireside Room at Cherry Hills Community Church, 3900 Grace Blvd., Highlands Ranch. If you are looking for a safe environment in which to learn, share and be encouraged, come to a meeting. Visit chcc.org/career for more information.

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FALCON YOUTH Sports Association baseball board meeting is at 7

public to visit the Highlands Ranch Mansion for free during regular open hours from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. Visit www.HighlandsRanchMansion.com or call 303-791-0177.

TAIZE-STYLE SERVICE, a meditative hour of prayer, song, scripture and the labyrinth, is offered from 6:45-7:45 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 3350 E. White Bay Drive, Highlands Ranch. Child care is provided for this hour. The labyrinth is also available for individual meditation and prayer from 4 p.m. until the service on fourth Thursday, and from 4-8 p.m. on the second Thursdays. Call 303-794-2683 or visit www.st-andrew-umc.com. SOCIAL CASTLE ROCK Bridge Club plays a friendly ACBL-sanctioned

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duplicate game at 1 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday. For more information, a schedule of games and lessons, or directions to the Lowell Ranch 4H location at 2330 South I-25 East Frontage Road, go the website at castlerockbridge.com. For assistance in finding a bridge partner, call Georgiana Butler at 303810-8504. Visit www.castlerockbridge.com.

“CHAI” LANDS Ranch/South Denver Metro Jewish Community Company. Call 303-470-6652.

FIBROMYALGIA WOMEN’S Group now forming for women

wanting to make friends and talk about positive things that have helped them with fibromyalgia. Location is southeast Aurora, near Parker and Centennial. Time and day to be figured out by group. Call Leslie at 303-791-8814.

FRIENDSHIPS ARE Golden is a local nonprofit club organized through love and collections of Sam Butcher’s Precious Moments Figures. Throughout the year we provide support to local charities. We meet once a month on the fourth Thursday of every month at Julie’s Hallmark 9441 S University Blvd. in Highlands Ranch from 6:30-9 p.m. For more information please contact Bry at Julie’s Hallmark 303-683-1146. GENEALOGY 101 is a small group of novice and advanced nonprofessional genealogists who meet at 10 a.m. the second Saturday of each month in Room 206 at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 8817 S. Broadway, Highlands Ranch. The group is geared to assist each other in our journeys into discovering the lives of our ancestors. No fees. GREAT BOOKS. Great Books Discussion Groups meet at Douglas County Libraries in Lone Tree, Highlands Ranch and Castle Rock (Philip S. Miller). Great Books is a forum for thoughtful adults to read and discuss significant works of fiction, philosophy, political science, poetry and drama. Afternoon and evening times are available; groups meet once every 2-4 weeks. No registration is required. For information, call 303-791-7323 or visit DouglasCountyLibraries.org. HIGHLANDS BREAKFAST Optimists meet every first and third Mondays from 7-8 a.m. at Le Peep Grill at County Line and Quebec Street. Call Miles Hardee, 303-973-6409. HIGHLANDS RANCH Genealogical Society meets the first Tuesday of every month at the Highlands Ranch Library at 7 p.m. HIGHLANDS RANCH Historical Society meets from 7-8:30 p.m. the third Monday of each month at Southridge Recreation Center, 4800 McArthur Ranch Road. Great programs ($1 voluntary donation for non-members) and group rate tours offered including some RTD tours. Leave message at 641-715-3900 ext. 147406, email HRHistoricalSociety@comcast.net or see www.highlandsranchhistoricalsociety.org . HIGHLANDS RANCH Jaycees meets at 7 p.m. every first and third Tuesdays at the Highlands Ranch Recreation Center. The meetings are open for people ages 21-40. Call Suzy Driscoll at 303-791-1049. HIGHLANDS RANCH Lions Club meets first and third Thursdays at 7 p.m. at Romano’s, 32 W. Springer Drive, Highlands Ranch. Visit www.HighlandsRanchLions.org or call Corky Carlson at 303-7910099. THE HIGHLANDS Ranch/Littleton Chapter of Mothers and More meets the second Tuesday of each month. See www.mothersandmore.org/chapters/highlandsranchlittletonCO/ or e-mail hrmothersandmore@hotmail.com for more information. HIGHLANDS RANCH Optimists meets at 7 a.m. Wednesdays at Le Peep on Broadway south of C-470. New members are welcome. Call Ken Wolfle at 303-470-6017.

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HIGHLANDS RANCH Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club meets on a regular basis. Call Marlyce Buch at 720-221-8458. HIGHLANDS RANCH Rotary Club meets the first four Thursdays every month for lunch from 12:10-1:30 p.m. at the Lone Tree Golf Club, 9808 Sunningdale Blvd. Each lunch features a speaker. The Rotary is a networking, service and social club. Contact Joe Roos at 720-648-5558. HIGHLANDS RANCH Senior Club provides opportunities for area seniors to get together. Activities are in the Senior Lounge at the Southridge Recreation Center, 4800 McArthur Ranch Road. In addition there is a luncheon and entertainment at noon on second Wednesday each month in the Wildcat Auditorium at Southridge Recreation Center. Monthly calendar of activities are available at all four Highlands Ranch Recreation Centers, and under www.highlandsranch.org, click on “Senior Outreach Services” and look under “Activities & Events.” Contact president Ron at 303-791-1692. HIGHLANDS RANCH Singles Happy Hour, also known as Southeast Singles since many people are from Littleton and Lone Tree too, meets the first Thursday of every month from 6-8:30 p.m. Visit www.hrsingles.com for locations and more information. This group is for ages 40-60s. Contact Corinna Robert at 303-773-1810 or corinnamke@aol.com. Pay for your own drinks and appetizers. HIGHLANDS RANCH Toastmasters meets from 6:45-8 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at the Eastridge Recreation Center, 8568 South University Blvd. Toastmasters helps members learn to speak better, and it does so in a positive and friendly manner. New members always welcome. Call Yvette at 303-470-7206. HIGHLANDS RANCH Writers’ Group, call 303-791-7703. JUST DESSERTS St. Andrew United Methodist Church invites the community to our free Social Justice 3rd Friday movie series, which broadly touches many social issues facing our culture today. May have content not appropriate for children. Contact Heidi Parish, 720-206-5733 or Daryl Shute, 303-903-0653. St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 9203 S. University Blvd., Highlands Ranch. Call 303-794-2683 for more information or visit www.st-andrew-umc. com. KINGDOM KNITTERS creates prayer shawls that are given to people who are ill, grieving or just in need of comfort. Shawls can be picked up at the Cherry Hills’ reception desk from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Join us for knitting from 1-3 p.m. on the first and third Mondays in the Fireside Room at Cherry Hills Community Church, 3900 Grace Blvd, Highlands Ranch. We gladly accept yarn donations. Visit www.chcc.org or call 303-791-4100. LA LECHE League of Highlands Ranch meets at 9:30 a.m. the second Monday of the month. Call Barb at 303-791-4243. MEN’S MINISTRY Breakfast meets at 8:30 a.m. the third Saturday of the month at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 9203 S. University Blvd. Call 303-794-2683 or visit www.st-andrew-umc.com. MERIDIAN MIDDAY Toastmaster. Experienced professionals and beginning speakers alike can benefit from our practical, face-to-face learning program. Whether you’re speaking to the board of directors, your customers, your co-workers or your kids, Toastmasters can help you do it better. You’ll learn and practice in a friendly, comfortable environment with people who are there for the same reason you are — to become better communicators. We meet every Thursday from 11:35 a.m. to 12:35 p.m. at the South Metro Fire Station No. 34, 8871 Maximus Dr, Lone Tree. For more information, contact VP of Membership, Brent Hilvitz at 303-668-5789 or visit www.meridianmidday.com.

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Patricia Liu performs at last year’s Chinese New Year event at the Southridge Recreation Center. Courtesy photo

CHINESE NEW YEAR returns to the Ranch

Students from Great Wall Chinese Academy set to perform at event By Hannah Garcia

hgarcia@coloradocommunitymedia.com In its eighth year, performers from the Great Wall Chinese Academy will once again put on a show for Highlands Ranch residents on Feb. 8. “It’s a very, very rich culture experience,” Jaime Noebel, Highlands Ranch Community Association spokesperson, said. “It’s a really cool event.” The academy partners with the HRCA every year to host a Chinese New Year celebration at the Southridge Recreation Center, 4800 McArthur Ranch Road. This year’s event starts at noon and runs until 5:30 p.m., with stage performances from 1-2 p.m. and 4-5 p.m. in the Debus Wildcat Mountain Auditorium.

“It is an event designed to celebrate the diversities of our community and promote multicultural awareness among locals. It is a joyful event for families and people of all ages,” organizer Mei Chang said. This year’s event celebrates the Year of the Dragon. Stage performances will showcase lion dances, Chinese folk dances, traditional music and instruments, martial arts demonstrations and a children’s chorus. “The planning for Chinese New Year starts right after the previous Chinese New Year show ends. The students in Great Wall Chinese Academy learn Chinese languages and culture year-around on Sundays,” Chang said, adding that the young performers learn new dances, Kung Fu moves, yo-yo tricks and new songs. “The performers have so much talent and years of training. It is a wonderful journey for all the young students involved,” Chang said. “The stage performance opens a window to China for audiences to see a variety of folk arts forms from China by talented performers from

Great Wall Chinese Academy and local schools.” The culture fair will feature traditional folk art, Chinese costumes, crafts, on-sight calligraphy and brush paintings, Chinese shops, Chinese New Year refreshments and food including, dumplings, rolls, balls noodles, rice and more. This year, Chang said there are plans to make more dumplings, which are a crowd favorite. “They are always gone first and fast,” Chang said. “The culture fair brings people to a little China town, shopping for favorites, on-sight calligraphy, handcrafts, tastes of all kinds of Chinese refreshments.” In line with tradition, children who attend will get a red envelope at the door containing a blessing for the new year. Tickets are $7 and are available at any HRCA recreation center or by calling 303471-8859. Tickets will also be available at the door if not sold out prior to the event. For more information, call 303-791-2500 or visit www.hrcaonline.org.

Places and things An artist’s vision at Lone Tree Arts Center By Sonya Ellingboe

sellingboe @coloradocommunitymedia.com “Painting is about having the courage to take risks “Places and toward an outcome Things…An Artist’s that is unknown,” Vision, paintings by says artist Ralph NaRalph Nagel, will be gel. on display through Nagel, who beMarch 2 at the Lone gan painting in 1991 Tree Arts Center, while he was still 10075 Commons St., a businessman — Lone Tree. Hours: 10 founder and owner a.m. to 4 p.m. Monof the Meridian days through Fridays Retirement Comand prior to performunities — paints mances. Visit www. in classic plein air RalphNagel.com for style, in locations more information. near and far. He has been invited to display his work at the Lone Tree Arts Center through March 2 as part of the Commis-

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sioners’ Choice 2014 program and will be on hand to meet art lovers at a public reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31. His solo exhibit is called “Places and Things — An Artist’s Vision” and it will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays in addition to before Lone Tree Arts Center performances. Nagel’s watercolors and oils are characterized by powerful brushstrokes, complex, subtle palettes of color and strong contrasts in dark and light. His onsite sketches in the American Southwest, Thailand and France have been developed into large watercolors and canvases in his Denver studio, retaining the spontaneity of those sketches. The artist has degrees in architecture and city planning and he co-founded Studio 208, a group of Colorado artists who painted and exhibited together from 2004 to 2008. From 2007 to 2011, he hosted a collaborative teaching space in the River North Arts District, RINO. The installation of this exhibit was designed by Lone Tree’s curator, Sally Perisho, who is recognized in the Denver arts community as a curator, writer and photographer. Nagel was the 2012 winner of Little-

Tantalized taste buds in Lone Tree The Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel will host its second in a series of Tantalizing Tastes from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 11. Tantalizing Tastes, a wine edition, will feature five wines from Lone Tree Grill’s new wine list, created by Southern Wine & Spirits, and five scrumptious food dishes prepared by executive chef Joseph Westley, CEC. Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel is located at 9808 Sunningdale Blvd., in Lone Tree. Cost is $30 per person. Reservations are required for this limited seating event. Call 303-790-0202.

Chocolate lovers

The place to be on Feb. 8 is at historic Olde Town Arvada for the city’s 13th annual Taste of Chocolate. The event celebrates everything chocolate from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sales of chocolate confection samples will benefit Ralston House, a child advocacy and resource center for neglected and abused children. Among the chocolate goodies offered: cakes, candies, brownies, fudge, chocolate drinks and more for just $1 per taste ticket (or six for $5). Tickets will be available at four locations: Town Square, DiCicco’s, DNote, & the Arvada Historical Society. Arvada Festivals Commission and Historic Olde Town Arvada present the event, which also features: • Chocolate treasure hunt: From 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., complete your treasure hunt sheet for the chance to win a prize large enough to satisfy a chocoholic’s cravings! • Chocolate cookie contest: A competition for amateur bakers to show off their cookie-baking skills. For more information on how to enter, call 720-898-7400. • Youth entertainment: Activities include storytelling, face painting and balloon artistry. • Carriage rides: Take a romantic ride with your sweetheart to view the giant hearts on display throughout Olde Town. For more information, call 303-4206100 or visit www.historicarvada.org or www.arvadafestivals.com. Last year’s event raised more than $2,000 for the Ralston House.

Denver’s fit as a fiddle

“Blue Roses” watercolor by Ralph Nagel, will be included in his solo show in the Commissioner’s Choice Series, at Lone Tree Arts Center through March 2. Courtesy photo ton’s Own an Original Exhibit and held a solo show at the Littleton Museum in 2013. His paintings have been exhibited throughout Colorado and are in collections worldwide. A philanthropist, he is responsible for Nagel Art Studios, Nagel Residence Hall and a collection of paintings by Colorado artists at the University of Denver, where he serves on the Board of Trustees.

Denver can boast being the best city in the U.S. for fitness in 2014, according to Yahoo Shine, which ranked “America’s 10 Best cities for Fitness.” No big shock since we’re a collection of outdoors and mountain lovers. Here’s what Yahoo wrote: “The Mile High City is miles above the rest when it comes to exercise. Between the incredible hiking in the nearby Rocky Mountains, skiing in Winter Park Resort and the more than 850 miles of paved offroad trails around the city for biking, it’s no surprise that Denver tops our best cities for fitness list. Denver also has a citywide bike-sharing program, which is even more of an incentive for residents to be active.” While Denver comes in at No. 1, four California cities — San Francisco, San Parker continues on Page 18


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-DY heifer blues

Castle Rock heifer in bad mood comes in last at stock show By Virginia Grantier

vgrantier@coloradocommunitymedia.com She was about 1 ½ years old and very pregnant, and not feeling so well, this day. But the cow show must go on, her big moment, a championship cow class at the National Western Stock Show Jan. 20. Even so, Lacy, a white-colored shorthorn, showed her displeasure. Moo-dy. “She’s in a really bad mood today,” said Rachelle Quinn, 16, owner of Lacy, who was busy throwing her big head around and bellowing. Lacy did not seem to take the time to appreciate being out of her Douglas County pasture nor being “hoteled” on straw beds in the stock show’s Beef Palace along with other top cattle in the country — competitors from Texas, Iowa and so on. Quinn, who has known Lacy since she was a baby calf, knows her moods and still loves her, though. Lacy on her better affectionate days will lick Quinn in the face. Quinn once had horses, but liked being lower. “I’m afraid of heights,” she said. She likes being grounded with her about 1,400-pound cows, which are also, on most days, gentler than horses, she said. Quinn said she wants to be a cattle-genetics expert someday, and maybe a veterinarian. This day, bad mood developing on both sides, Quinn still managed to shampoo Lacy and blow-dry her. But she decided not to

even try to clip Lacy’s coat for the upcoming championship shorthorn late-spring yearling heifer class. When Lacy is testy, “she can kick and even try to stomp someone,” said Quinn’s dad, Craig Quinn, a horseshoer, and co-owner of Quinn Ranch in the Castle Rock area. His daughter, a Douglas County High School sophomore, didn’t need the pain. After all, she already has had to have major surgery on her nose and miss school because of a steer she owns that liked to purposely butt her in the head. So Rachelle Quinn gave Lacy space. But to make Lacy presentable, she still managed to do a little combing and with a special aerosol spray — a product called tail adhesive — gave her a proper cow-tail-do. Some of the cow’s coat needs to stick straight-up, Mohawk style, in places. Other necessary improvements: Lacy was changed out of her everyday halter and into her $50 leather cow-show halter. Quinn’s required dress: a button-down show shirt — and clean pants, in this place where the floor is a muck minefield. So on Quinn led a reluctant Lacy around the show ring, but that adage that “attitude is everything” seemed to apply this day. Lacy, out of 11 competitors, came in last. “She was being a brat (in the show ring),” Rachelle said later. Lacy reportedly refused to put her hooves in the proper position to be viewed by the judge, and continued to toss her beautiful bovine head around like it was all about her. But all was not lost. Roxy, another Quinn heifer and a pasture mate of Lacy’s, won the championship in another class. She reportedly had more flash, a prettier clipped coat, among other things — and perhaps was a bit more polite.

Lacy, pregnant and in a bad mood, waits for her class to start.

her bad mood, Waiting outside the show ring, Lac iting for the judge. Lacy, in wa up ed lin y appears to be listening intently rs, tito pe com er oth 10 d an to her owner’s directions -- or she , inn . pre Qu paring to moo her complaints, aga e ribbon on this day ’s blu Lacy (left) and Rachelle No l. stil in. Probably the latter. ad he r he p kee or on siti po r pe pro the in nd sta n’t uld wo PHOTOS BY VIRGINIA GRANTIER

RACIAL NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY Cherry Hills Christian admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, tuition assistance programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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ThunderRidge alum sings with Whiffenpoofs Dolquist finds spot with famed acapella group By Sonya Ellingboe

sellingboe @coloradocommunitymedia.com Far from being a “poor little sheep who has lost its way” per the faThe Whiffenpoofs will perform at 7:30 p.m. mous “Whiffenpoof Feb. 14 and 2 p.m. Feb. Song,” Yale senior 15 in Gates Concert Hall and 2010 Thunderat the Newman Center, Ridge High School 2344 E. Iliff Ave., Dengraduate Nathanver. Tickets, starting at iel Dolquist knows $15, are available at the very well where Newman Center Box he’ll be going this Office (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. year: across the US M-F; noon to 4 p.m. through the spring Saturdays and one hour and then onto a prior to performance), world tour through 303-871-7720, www. the summer. newmancenterpreDolquist is a sents.com. tenor in the famed 14-member acapella group, The Whiffenpoofs — on the music scene since 1909 — and will perform at the University of Denver’s Newman Center on Feb. 14 and 15. A theater major, Dolquist has taken a year off from his studies to perform for sold-out audiences, presidents and more, as well as on television with “Glee” and “The Sing Off.” He writes that he studies theater with Victoria Clark in New York and that this tour gives him a feel for what professional touring is like for a performer. He plans to pursue an acting career after he graduates in 2015. Highlights for the ThunderRidge graduate this year have included “singing at the White House, singing for CBS and the nearly-professional concert load (between August and mid-December, we

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Nathaniel Dolquist, a 2010 ThunderRidge High school graduate, top right, is traveling and singing with the Yale Whiffenpoofs this year and will appear at the Newman Center on Feb. 14 and 15. Courtesy photo sang 91 concerts) ... The experience so far has been even better than I hoped it would be: the group of 14 guys gets along well, we work hard to make good music together and we are always received with open arms wherever we visit. It is a real blessing and privilege to sing with this group.” He looks forward to introducing his friends to Colorado skiing, sunrises and more. They will perform in Vail as well as Denver and few of the Whiffs have visited Colorado before, he said, adding that he hopes they’ll fall in love with the state. A diverse group, they come from

across the nation and carry majors in many fields. He says his family is musical: his brother Tim plays guitar and is a member of the CU Buffoons, an acapella group; his sister plays the bassoon, his mother the oboe and his dad a trumpet. His sister has arranged some songs and the four Colorado family members all sing at Grace Presbyterian Church in Highlands Ranch where his father is head pastor. In addition to stopping by home, Dolquist looks forward to a New Orleans visit during Mardi Gras and the oppor-

tunity to trek up Machu Pichu in Peru in March. Come summer, the Whiffenpoofs will visit about 30 countries, with various singers appointed tour managers for various countries. Dolquist’s responsibilities will involve Iceland, UK and Ireland in May and Southeast Asia in July. Also on the itinerary: Europe, Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa, India and Nepal, China and Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and Bali, Australia and New Zealand. Then it’s back to New Haven to complete his senior year, his worldview tremendously expanded.

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Fleming stars in ‘Rusalka’ The Metropolitan Opera live broadcast of Dvorak’s “Rusalka” on Feb. 8 will feature Renee Fleming singing what has become a signature role for her. The story of a water sprite’s tragic romance with a human prince is based on several folktales, including Hans Christian Anderson’s “Little Mermaid.” Theaters include: AMC Highlands Ranch, Castle Rock 12; Greenwood Plaza, Bel Mar. Some theaters will have a repeat performance at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 10. Check with specific theaters for time for Feb. 8.

Made in America

The Arapahoe Philharmonic’s Feb. 7 concert at 7:30 p.m. will be “Made in America,” including American Country Folk with the Trailriders; Gershwin’s “An American in Paris;” Aaron Copland’s “Appalachian Spring” and Leonard Bernstein’s “Overture to Candide.” Devin Patrick Hughes is conductor. Venue: Mission Hills Church, 620 South Park Dr., Littleton. Tickets: $25/$20/$5, 303-781-1892 (9 a.m. to 1 p.m. M-F.)

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“South Pacific in Concert” will be presented Feb. 12 to 16 at the Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, starring Thaddeus Valdez as Emile DeBecque; Lauren Shealy as Nellie Forbush; Randy St. Pierre as Lt. Cable, Paul Dwyer as Billis. Wendell Vaughn is music director. The concert version was originally adapted by David Ives for a Carnegie Hall benefit in 2006. Performances: 1:30 p.m. Feb. 12 ($25); 1:30 p.m. Feb. 15, 16 ($42$58); 7:30 p.m. Feb 12, 13; 8 p.m. Feb. 14, 15 ($42-$58). Call 720-509-1000 or buy online, www.LoneTreeArtsCenter.org.

Families are invited to the Audubon Nature Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 15 to learn how to identify and count birds. The event is part of the 17th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count, which runs from Feb. 14 to 17. The center is on Waterton Road, off Wadsworth Boulevard at the south end of Chatfield State Park. There will be crafts for kids and a scavenger hunt, as well as instructions on creating a healthy bird habitat in your backyard. More than 100 countries are participating in the count at present, reporting results to the Cornell University Ornithology Department (find instructions online). This effort by citizen scientists helps professional scientists keep track of bird populations, which are changing habits and habitats due to global warming. The event is free, although donations are welcome. For information call 303-973-9530 or visit www.denveraudubon.org.

Forty-two Colorado Symphony musicians will perform from classic symphonies by Beethoven, Handel, Haydn, Schuman and Mozart. Denver architect Dennis Humphries and conductor Scott O’Neil will comment on classic architecture in a multi-media performance at 8 p.m. Feb. 7 at Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. Tickets: $36-$48 plus a $3 service fee, call 720-509-1000 or visit www.LoneTreeArtsCenter.org.

Family concerts Swallow Hill Music begins a family concert series: Station Wagon Sessions, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Feb. 1, Mar. 2, Apr. 6, May 4 at 3 p.m. at Swallow Hill Music Association, 71 E. Yale Ave., Denver. Activities by The Children’s Museum and The Butterfly Pavilion. Prices vary ($5$20), 303-777-1003, ext. 2; www.swallowhillmusic.org. First program is by Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players.

Now arriving at Gate 14 B A juggling act of love interests for a Paris playboy By Sonya Ellingboe

sellingboe@coloradocommunitymedia. com As soon as one is seated in Town Hall Arts Center’s cozy theater, one can count seven doors behind a 1960s apartment’s living room furnishings. That’s an immediate clue to tonight’s play, the classic farce “Boeing Boeing” by Marc Camoletti, as translated from the French by Beverly Cross and Francis Evans. It first played in Paris, then London in 1962 and had a Broadway revival in 2007, we learn from the director’s notes.

es and manages to be engaged It will be one of those doorIF YOU GO to three at one time, which slamming farces — entertainworks well as given the reguing when done well with per“Boeing Boeing” plays lar schedules, he can count on fect timing. And this one is through Feb. 9 at Town only one fiancée in Paris at a indeed performed well. Hall Arts Center, 2450 time. Director Robert Wells has W. Main St., Downtown “All the pleasures of a hachosen a cast with comic Littleton. Performances: rem right here in Paris,” his chops and rehearsed with 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Frifriend Robert comments. “All them until the ins and outs — days, Saturdays; 2 p.m. you need is a timetable,” Berand slams and surprised exSundays. Tickets: $20nard assures him. pressions — are executed with $40, 303-794-2787 ext. 5, A faster jet, bad weather, precision and at the same time www.townhallartscenextra layover time and other with tongue firmly in cheek. ter.com. factors interfere and chaos American playboy Berensues, aided by the visit from nard (Damon Guerrasio) has a charming flat in Paris and the latest his nerdy friend Robert (Casey Andree), copy of airline timetables right next to the who consistently says the wrong thing and phone on his desk. Through a connection is understandably confused about who is at Orly Airport, he meets lovely air hostess- who.

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Bernard’s feisty American maid, Berdie (an excellent Leslie Randle Chapman), tries to maintain some semblance of order, changing out the appropriate photos and adapting the dinner menus as American Gloria (Lauren Bahlman), Italian Gabriella Cailin Doran) and German Gretchen (Nicole Campbell) arrive and depart. Dressed in primary colors, with nice costume details by newcomer Nicole Zausmer, these three are playing Bernard’s game too. Life-long commitment is not in the plan. The fast-paced production offers physical comedy, mistaken identities, innuendo, misunderstanding and considerable silliness. Expect to spend the evening laughing and head out into the night with not a single pressing issue weighing you

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Because of a conflict with the Super Bowl, the Colorado Symphony’s Masterworks concert on Feb. 2 will begin at noon, instead of the original time of 2:30 p.m. The rescheduled concert will allow ticket holders and the orchestra time to enjoy pre-game festivities leading up to Super Bowl XLVIII, which pits the Denver Broncos against the Seattle Seahawks. The Colorado Symphony will host a pre-concert Broncos Breakfast at 11 a.m., to include coffee and orange and blue doughnuts. Tickets for the Feb. 2 concert are 50 percent off for those in Broncos orange and blue, available in person at the CSO box office. For those wearing Seattle Seahawks merchandise, the price is double. Meanwhile, Zengo at 1610 Little Raven St. will be running its $35 bottomless brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to celebrate the Broncos being in the Super Bowl. Zengo is offering an “Orange Crush” drink consisting of vodka and orange crush soda to be included in the bottomless brunch options for $7 (John Elway’s former number) on the a la carte menu. Call 720-904-0965.

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Historic Littleton explores Masonic roots Stories behind Western Lodge No. 22 By Sonya Ellingboe

sellingboe @coloradocommunitymedia.com Historic Littleton Inc. tries to have its annual meeting in one of Littleton’s historic buildings each year so that members can become better acquainted with the various parts and pieces that make up the city’s history. Located at a highly visible entrance to the downtown area, is Weston Lodge No. 22 at 5738 S. Rapp St. as one enters the downtown from Santa Fe drive. On Jan. 22, HLInc members gathered in the upstairs meeting hall at the lodge to learn about the building’s history from retired engineer Robin Knox, who — with assistance from several other members — led a tour of the building, talking about what they could comfortably discuss and skipping what they could not. When Littleton’s first settlers arrived on the banks of the South Platte River to search for gold in 1858, many gold hunters were already Masons, he said. By 1861, a Grand Lodge was established at Auraria — needed in order to grant other lodges permission to form. Colorado was still a territory at that time and by 1872, Littleton’s Weston Lodge was No. 22 in the sequence — recognized on March 1, 1872. Meetings were held for the first 49 years upstairs in the J.D. Hill General Store, which is next door

to the Lodge now. (Natural Surroundings and Three Chimneys). “Close quarters as the membership grew,” Knox commented. In 1911 the related ladies and brothers met to start a chapter of Order of Eastern Star, Manzanita No. 85. They met above the Littleton Independent on Main Street, using a piano the Masons helped to provide. Both organizations needed more room and in July 1914 a building fund was set up to receive 25 percent of Lodge income. On Oct. 20, 1920, member I.W. Hunt donated land at the end of Main Street for a temple and building began with donated labor, materials, paint and more. The cornerstone was laid April 23, 1921, containing various symbolic items, a list of members and a copy of the Littleton Independent. The first Lodge meeting was Aug. 21, 1921. It was the sturdy brick building we see today with two white pillars and Masonic symbols on the facade. Members still care for it lovingly and it houses regular meetings of Masons, Eastern Star, Demolays, Rainbow Girls and Jobs Daughters. Everything in the upper meeting room has symbolic meaning, much of it not open for discussion, but Knox pointed out a photo of lawyer/Harvard graduate Adam Weston, for whom the Lodge was named. Three lighted tapers, two pillars holding globes, an altar set on black and white checkerboard tiles, symbolic of Solomon’s Temple, copies of the lodge’s charters and a picture of George Washington, who was an active Mason,

Weston Lodge 22, at 5718 S. Rapp St., Littleton, is a Littleton Historic Landmark. The organization was established in 1861 and the lodge’s cornerstone was laid in 1921. Courtesy photo by Mike Yost were described. Any good man who asks to be a Mason can start his Masonic journey and women related to a Mason can start as Eastern Stars or Job’s Daughters. Rainbow Girls is open to any girl to join — which leads to how this meeting all

came about. Historic Littleton board member Darlee Whiting first visited the Lodge as a Castle Rock teenager. She and others sought training so they could start a Rainbow Girls chapter in Castle Rock — which they did. Many years later,

it occurred to her that it would certainly be a place of interest to her fellow history buffs, so she arranged for the meeting. For information about Historic Littleton Inc., which is open to anyone interested in local history, see the website, www.hlinc.org.

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Mountain Vista hoop teams take twin bill Golden Eagle girls upset Rock Canyon at horn By Jim Benton

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Highlands Ranch senior Evan Motlong (3) leaps over Heritage sophomore Tomas Ornelas for a jump shot in the Jan. 24 Continental League matchup. Host Highlands Ranch (10-5, 3-0) won 61-48 after trailing 25-23 at halftime. Zach Braxton led the Falcons with 15 points and 13 rebounds, while Motlong added 11. Heritage (6-9, 0-3) was paced by Tom Skufca’s 13 points. Photo by Paul DiSalvo

Mountain Vista swept a doubleheader from Rock Canyon on Jan. 21. This wasn’t an early baseball twin bill. It was a Continental League doubleheader featuring a girls varsity game as the opener followed by the boys varsity contest at Mountain Vista’s Eagles Nest gym. A capacity crowd watched the Mountain Vista girls overcome a 13-point deficit to stun No. 6 Rock Canyon, 58-56, on Maddy Whetstone’s two free throws with 0.5 seconds remaining. Jake Pemberton then led Mountain Vista’s boys team, ranked sixth in the CHSAANow.com poll, to an 86-65 win over Rock Canyon in the second game. Jaguars fans that had the most to cheer about through three quarters of the girls game as Rock Canyon twice had 12-point leads in the second quarter and led by 13 points with 3:25 to play in the third period. But the leads didn’t last. “I told these girls before the game that they were a special group and they fought until the very end,” said Golden Eagles coach Mike Willahan. Mountain Vista, which hit 10 3-point shots during the game, trailed 50-43 with just 3:39 remaining in the game but outscored the Jaguars 15-6 down the stretch. Rock Canyon went 6-for-12 at the free throw line during the final 3:03 and didn’t have a field goal. The Golden Eagles were 9-of-10 at the charity stripe during that same time, swished two 3-point baskets and grabbed multiple key rebounds. With Rock Canyon holding a 56-51 lead after the Jaguars’ Lexy Thorderson sank two free throws with 26.5 seconds showing on the clock, Chelsea Pearson’s 3-point shot from the corner rolled around the rim and fell through to pull the Golden Eagles to within two points. Pearson then made a steal, was fouled and then knocked down both free

throws to tie the game with 13.7 seconds to play. Rock Canyon missed a shot from the corner and Whetstone pulled down the rebound and drew a foul. There was still 0.5 seconds on the clock and Whetstone calmly sank both free throws to wrap up an amazing come-from-behind victory. “The finish was really intense,” explained Whetstone. “I just knew to get the rebound because the game is not over with one second left. I told myself to make the first free throw so I wouldn’t break down and cry during the second free throw. The win was a big confidence booster. It really puts us on the map for all the other teams.” Pearson had what the coaching staff called a `monster’ game. The 5-foot-8 sophomore finished with 22 points, 10 rebounds and three steals. She had eight points in the final 96 seconds of the game. Whetstone, a 5-8 senior, had eight points with six of those coming in the fourth quarter and Emma Mitchell came off the bench to make two 3-point baskets late in the third period to spark an 11-2 run and set the stage for the rally. “We were down by seven with three or four minutes to go and it would have been easy to give up,” said Willahan. “But, you know what, there were some clutch players out there. We got a steal, Chelsea hits a big three, Paige (Keller) hits a couple big free throws and Maddy’s two free throws were incredible. “We really didn’t have too much strategy at the end, (just) drive and kick it. The three Chelsea shot from the corner was huge. It went around, went around and dropped. Our crowd got into it at the end and the girls aren’t used to playing in front of crowds like that. Our crowd did a good job of being loud and rattled them down the stretch. Rock Canyon is a good, good basketball team. It was a big win.” Rock Canyon played without starting point guard Kendall Smith and that could have been one of the reasons the Jaguars turned the ball over 24 times Hoops continues on Page 22

Jaguars are ‘small but scrappy’ Rock Canyon roster blends veterans, youth By Tom Munds

tmunds@coloradocommunitymedia.com Six seniors help strengthen and anchor this year’s Rock Canyon High School wrestling team. “We are a small team but our kids are scrappy,” Coach Martin Castro said. “Team strength is spread throughout the weights. We are strong at the 120 to 132 weights plus we have a solid wrestler at 170.” The Jaguars finished seventh at an eight-team dual tournament Jan. 25 at RCHS. The other teams competing included Littleton, Thomas Jefferson, Del Norte, Wheat Ridge, Cherokee Trail, Valor Christian and tournament champion Pueblo West. Organizers planned on additional teams but when some dropped out, they revised the format. There were two fourteam pools and each team wrestled five dual matches in order to crown a team champion. Castro said wrestling at Rock Canyon is becoming more popular with each year. The varsity coach said most of his JV wrestlers are first-year wrestlers so they are still learning the sport. He also said Rock Canyon has a small

Jaguars 170-pounder Richard Davis works to try to pin his opponent during the Jan. 25 dual tournament at Rock Canyon High School. Davis won the match, one of five his team would wrestle during the day-long tournament. Photo by Tom Munds youth wrestling program that hopefully will become the feeder program for the Jaguars in the near future. The Jaguars has six wrestlers qualify for state last year but all six were seniors

so the coach began looking to returning wrestlers and newcomers to fill those spots when practice began in November because just about all his athletes play other sports.

“I don’t think we have any athletes who just focus on wrestling,” he said. “We encourage our athletes to participate in as many sports as possible. Some of our kids are three-sport athletes.” Jaguar Richard Davis is the team’s 170-pounder and he has one of the team’s best records this season. He said his brothers were wrestlers and he wrestled with them in the basement and sort of got hooked by the sport. “I started wrestling in middle school and I have just stuck with it,” Davis said. “I guess what I like about wrestling is the freedom to do what you need to do on the mat to dominate your opponent. You make the moves you need to make to win the match and I am all about winning matches.” He said at 170 pounds he works on speed, technique and leg strength. “Many of my opponents have stronger upper bodies than I do,” he said. “So, I focus on technique and leg strength to my advantage instead of trying to outmuscle the other guy.” Davis played football for three seasons and this is his fourth season as a wrestler. It also will be his fourth season playing centerfield for the Jaguar baseball team. “I have loved baseball since I was a little kid,” he said. “Lately, my favorite sport has been wrestling because it is a one-on-one contest and the outcome is all on you.”


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ThunderRidge drops Continental clash ‘We want to win now,’ Ortiz says By Jim Benton

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Mountain Vista point guard Brady Subart makes a pass while Littleton junior Tre’ Blake comes to defend the ball during a 80-49 victory in Highlands Ranch on Friday night. The Golden Eagles improved to 14-1. Photo by Hannah Garcia

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against the Golden Eagles pressure defense. Adding to the Jaguars’ problems, Morgan Roos fouled out of the game with 2:43 remaining. Kendall Koslosky, the Jaguars second leading scorer, also went scoreless on the night. Erin McClure had 17 points, Thorderson 16 and Roos 12 for Rock Canyon. “We had a lot of opportunities,” admitted Rock Canyon coach Becky Mudd. “We missed some of our guard play with Kendall Smith being hurt. We didn’t attack the press like we needed to get after it. And we went away from our inside game more than we needed to. Down the stretch shooting 50 percent from the free throw line is not going to win you a close game when they are fouling. “There are a lot of things we need to work on.” Mountain Vista won again, improving to 3-0 in league play and 12-2 overall with a 54-42 win over Littleton on Jan. 24. Pearson, Whetstone and Molly McCabe each scored 13 points in the victory over the Lions.

Golden Eagle boys get best of Jaguars

There wasn’t much suspense in the boys game as Mountain Vista’s up-tempo attack and pressure defense had Rock Canyon on the ropes early. Coach Bob Wood’s team is the highest scoring Class 5A team in the state, aver-

aging 82.2 points a game and the Golden Eagles, with a well-rounded team that has five players averaging in double figures, appears ready to be a state title contender again this season. Pemberton, a 6-4 senior, had 25 points, seven rebounds, eight assists, two steals and three blocked shots against Rock Canyon. He was 6-of-7 from the field and sank all four free throw attempts but he wasn’t the only hot shooter for Mountain Vista. The Golden Eagles shot 66 percent from the field as Ray Beresford finished with 16 points while Jonathan Moore and Carson Simon each added 13. Graham Smith, the league’s second leading rebounder, had 12 rebounds and eight points. “We’re getting better every day,” said Pemberton who leads the state with 7.4 assists per game. “We’re hopeful. We don’t want to be too cocky and look too much to the future. We worry about the next game. We’re pretty confident this year. If we keep getting better and working hard, keep working on our defense, we’ll have a shot. “If I’m off, Jon Moore will score. If Brady is off I’ll score, if Grant is off, Brady will score. Somebody is always on every night.” Mitch Lombard finished with 19 points to lead Rock Canyon. Mountain Vista, which had a Jan. 28 league showdown with Regis Jesuit, didn’t let up Jan. 24 with an 80-49 romp over Littleton, giving the Golden Eagles their third Continental victory in three games and improving the team’s overall record to 141. Pemberton had 20 points, while Simon, Brady Subart and Smith each contributed 15 points against Littleton. Smith also had 12 rebounds.

Jay Crawford is a standout player on the ThunderRidge boys basketball team. The only senior on a roster with five juniors, six sophomores and a freshman, he’s part of the reason coach Joe Ortiz insists the future is now for the Grizzlies. Legend dealt ThunderRidge a 4237 Continental League setback Jan. 24, dropping the Grizzlies to 9-6 overall and 2-1 in the league as the Titans improved to 11-4, 3-0. “We want to win now,” declared Ortiz. “We expect to win now, we want to be great. We’re not playing for next year. We’re playing for right now. We don’t have a lot of experience and we don’t have a lot of seniors but that’s not an excuse. We are not changing our expectations. “We’ve been grinding with this group for 21 months. We told them 18 months ago that it was their turn and we’ve been working real hard with them. We played 70 games last summer. There’s been progress the whole time. We’ve seen progress now even though there was disappointment with the Legend game.” Legend played without its leading scorer, 6-foot-8 senior Zach Mihalicz who was sidelined with a knee injury, and it took a solid quarter for the other players to warm up. The teams combined to shoot 2-for-24 from the field and scored only six points in a 3-3 deadlock after the first eight minutes. “The reality is both teams were well prepared, both teams played exceptionally hard, both teams scouted the opponent and it was just one of those games where it was a grind,” explained Legend coach Kevin Boley. Ortiz said that the defensive play was pretty good all night. “I thought it was pretty good defense on our end and I think Kevin probably thinks it was pretty good defense on his end too,” he said. “We were terrible at the free throw line. We missed a lot of easy shots.” Shooting did improve after the first quarter as ThunderRidge finished making 37.8 percent of its attempts from the field and Legend shot 35 percent. The

big difference was at the foul line where the Titans hit 15 of 21 attempts while ThunderRidge went 7-of-16 at the charity stripe. Legend built a 10-point advantage in the third quarter but ThunderRidge stormed back to tie the game a 32-all on a 3-point basket by Elias Tilden. The Grizzlies then had a chance to go ahead but missed the front end of a one-and-one situation. “We stopped them, got the ball, got fouled and missed the free throws,” said Ortiz. “Then they came down and got the three-point play.” Legend’s Ian Reiss-Hodges took a pass from Matt Toll, converted a layup and went to the line to complete a threepoint play, which gave the Titans a 35-32 lead with 1:49 to play. The victory was sealed when Legend cashed in on 7-of-8 free throws in the final 61 seconds. “I just saw Toll driving to the basket really hard,” said Reiss-Hodges of his key three-point play. “The first thing going through my head was go for the rebound because I thought he was going try to shoot it over him (6-foot-10 ThunderRidge center Zach Pirog). Then when he dumped it down to me, I had to take it up right away because I was right underneath (the basket). “I saw the D coming at me on the weak side so I was trying to get contact with him to make it and get the one (free throw).” Reiss-Hodges, a 5-11 senior finished with seven points. Toll had eight points while 6-4 senior Elijah Cherrington stepped up with a game-high 15 points for the Titans. Pirog enjoyed not having to go against Mihalicz and the tall junior led the Grizzlies with 12 points. “You just go back to work,” said Ortiz. “You work with your kids. You keep grinding away. I’ve been doing this for my whole life. We’ve lost games before, we’ve won games before. If you win a game, you still have the same things to work on. So you would rather win and work on those things. If you lose you have to work on them still but now you have to deal with the physical makeup of your kids and that kind of stuff.” ThunderRidge played at Littleton Jan. 28 and will be at Highlands Ranch for a Feb. 1 contest.

sports roundup Verbal commitments grow

National signing day, Feb. 5, is when high school athletes officially sign football letters of intent but that hasn’t stopped several South Metro athletes from making verbal commitments. Those who said they have verbally pledged to play college football next season include Valor Christian lineman Ryan Cummings (Wyoming), ThunderRidge lineman Sam Jones (Arizona State), Valor running back Christian McCaffrey (Stanford), Valor lineman Alec Ruth (Kansas State), Valor defensive back Marcus Wilson (Colorado State) and ThunderRidge wide receiver Mark Hopper (Colorado School of Mines).).

ThunderRidge heading east

Defending state champion ThunderRidge and Regis Jesuit will play in USA Baseball’s National Invitational tournament March 26-29 in Cary, N.C. Teams from North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, California, Tennessee, Alabama, Arizona and Colorado have been invited to play in the 16-team tournament. The only other Colorado team to play in the tournament was Highlands Ranch in 2012 and the Falcons went 1-2. ThunderRidge will have three Division I players to headline this year’s team in shortstop Brody Westmoreland (San Diego St.) and pitchers Tyler Loptein (San Diego St.) and A.J. Jones (BYU).


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Highlands Ranch junior paces Golden Eagles Daugherty leads state in goals, assists, total points By Jim Benton

jbenton@coloradocommunitymedia.com Right wing Ryan Daugherty, with a little help from his friends, is the leading scorer in Colorado high school hockey. Daugherty, a junior at Highlands Ranch, plays on the Mountain Vista co-op hockey squad that is ranked as Colorado’s No. 2 team behind defending state champion Ralston Valley. As of Jan. 25, Daugherty led players from the other 28 teams in Colorado in goals, assists and points. He has 21 goals, 19 assists and 40 points in 14 games. Daugherty leads three other players who are tied for second with 18 goals in the goal-scoring chase. He is tied for the lead in assists with Walker Harris of Monarch and is four points in front of Bishop Machebeuf’s Nick Rems on the list of the state’s top point producers. “He’s playing real well right now,” said Mountain Vista coach Lev Cohen. “He’s moving the puck, he’s seeing the ice real well and he’s not selfish. That’s the biggest thing. He makes passes and he creates opportunities for his teammates.” Daugherty has already surpassed his output from last season when he scored 12 goals and finished with 21 points. “I’m very happy,” admitted Daugherty. “There’s not too much difference from last year. After practice I work on a couple moves. I try to play more, pass and shoot low.

I’m just looking for the better plays, sometimes it’s a shot for the pad or sometimes it’s a pass. It’s more of where the puck should be.” Daugherty credits his line mates, center Branden Tangney and wing Tanner Gillis, for part of his success. Tangney, a junior who attends Rock Canyon, has scored 17 goals to go along with 15 assists and ranks in the top 10 among the state leaders. Gillis, a senior at Mountain Vista, has amassed 26 points. The TangneyGillis-Daugherty line has accounted for 98 points this season. “We work well together,” said Daugherty. “We all have specific talents. We work well in the corners, and get the puck to the middle.” Mountain Vista rolled to an 8-1 victory over Machebeuf on Jan 25 at South Suburban Ice Arena. Gillis had a hat trick and one assist for four points, Daugherty scored twice and had two assists and Tangney contributed four assists in the win. Byran Hancock also had two goals for the Golden Eagles. Rems, in a matchup between state scoring leaders, assisted on Machebeuf’s lone goal. Mountain Vista has five games remaining in the regular season including a finale against Lewis-Palmer, a team that is battling the Golden Eagles for the Peak Conference title. The Golden Eagles only loss this season was a 4-3 overtime setback to No. 1 ranked Ralston Valley. “So far it been a good season,” said Cohen. “We’re here to win it all this time. We’ve come close two years in a row. This year we’re going to do better than that but we have a long way to go. Ralston Valley is the team to beat. They are the defending state champions. They deserve to be the team to beat.”

Valor rebuilding mat program Young Eagle wrestlers improving as they learn the sport By Tom Munds

tmunds@coloradocommunitymedia.com Coach Tim Welch used the word young several times in a row to describe the makeup of the Valor Christian wrestling team. “Our kids are mostly underclassmen and many are new to the sport so our guys don’t have a lot of mat experience,” Welch said during a break in tournament action Jan. 25 at Rock Canyon. “I only brought about half our team to this tournament. I sent seven other wrestlers to a junior varsity tournament. Really, three or four of the kids here today probably should also be at the junior varsity tournament.” But, Welch said the Eagles wrestling program has potential. The coach said the Eagles have a strong youth program, the largest in Highlands Ranch. But, while about 50 athletes take part in the program not all decide to go to Valor. “This year, we are a young team. But the kids are working hard and steadily improving,” he said. “But it takes time

and mat experience to be competitive at the varsity level. As an example, the wrestlers here today are challenged to compete at the varsity level but when they wrestle JV they dominate their opponents.” Valor Christian’s team joined Thomas Jefferson, Pueblo West, Littleton, Del Norte, Cherokee Trail, Wheat Ridge and host Rock Canyon for a one-day tournament on Jan. 25. Valor came in eighth place in the dual-format tourney while Pueblo West won the title. The wrestler with the best record for Valor is the coach’s son, Coby Welch. “Wrestling is my sport,” the Eagles 113-pounder said. “I have been wrestling since I was about four, my older brothers were wrestlers, and my dad is the coach so it was sort of natural I joined the team when I got to high school.” Welch started the season at 120 pounds, but didn’t have a lot of success so he cut the weight to go down one class and has been winning ever since at 113. “My strength and quickness are advantages but I think the biggest asset I have is my mat experience and techniques,” the sophomore said. “I finished fourth at regionals last year but missed the chance to go to state when I lost the wrestle-back match. This year, my goal is to win at regionals and make it to state.”

Prep sports Scoreboard HIGHLANDS RANCH HIGH SCHOOL Boys basketball Highlands Ranch 70, Douglas County 51 Zach Braxton helped the Falcons improve to 2-0 in league. He scored 18 points, had 14 rebounds, six blocks and five assists. Ryley Stewart scored 10 points and Evan Motlong scored 13. Keith Coleman had seven rebounds followed by Eric Dynes with six. Stewart had nine assists and three steals. Highlands Ranch 61, Heritage 48 Four players scored 11 points or more in the victory against Heritage including Zach Braxton with 15, Ryley Stewart with 14, Keith Coleman with 12 and Evan Motlong with 11. Both Stewart and Motlong scored three 3-pointers. Braxton had seven blocks, 13 rebounds and five assists. Stewart had six assists and five steals. Coleman had eight rebounds.

Girls basketball Highlands Ranch 84, Douglas County 24 The Falcons’ 45 first-half points helped them win

against Douglas County 84-24. Highlands Ranch defense was strong since they held the Huskies to two points in the first quarter and seven in the second. Sophomore Symone Starks scored 22 points followed by 17 points from senior Ciera Morgan. Senior Sara Clark scored 12 points. Highlands Ranch 79, Heritage 29 Highlands Ranch had a strong first half once again scoring 40 points before halftime in a game against Heritage, where they only scored 15 points in the first half. Thanks to the Falcons strong defense, the Eagles were held to just three points in the third quarter. Highlands Ranch scored 26 points in the third and 13 in the fourth for the win.

MOUNTAIN VISTA HIGH SCHOOL Boys basketball Mountain Vista 86, Rock Canyon 65 Mountain Vista’s Jake Pemberton scored 25 points to help the Golden Eagles to a 86-65 win against Rock Canyon. He had seven rebounds, eight assists, three blocks and two steals. Ray Beresford scored 16 points followed by Carson Simon

and Jonathan Moore both scoring 13. Graham Smith had 12 rebounds and Beresford had seven. For Rock Canyon, Mitch Lombard scored 19 points followed by 14 from Evan Noyes and 11 from Isaac Hirsch. Both Lombard had five rebounds, six assists and three steals. Noyes had five rebounds and Garcia had four assists.

UPCOMING GAMES Boys basketball

Mountain Vista’s Ryan Daugherty, a junior, is the state’s leading scorer. Photo by Jim Benton Mountain Vista has suffered one-goal losses the past two seasons in the second round of the state playoffs. “We know what happened last year,” said Daugherty. “We know how to get there. We have the right stuff to do it.”

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he culmination of the American football season is on the horizon. Millions of people will tune in to watch two teams battle for the title of champion. While the teams may be busy prepping their lastminute offensive and defensive strategies, sports fans across the country are doing their own strategizing by planning the perfect game-day party. The first AFL-NFL World Championship Game in professional American football, later known as Super Bowl I, was played on Jan. 15, 1967 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. The Green Bay Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs. Since that day, ardent fans and novices alike have been celebrating football by hosting their own viewing parties at home. These parties present yet another way for friends to get together. As the opening kickoff draws closer, here are some keys to Super Bowl party success. • Know your playing field. Your home is only so big, and that means you will have to limit the number of people you can invite. Crowding too many people into the house can be uncomfortable and dangerous, never mind trying to talk and hear above the cacophony of too many people. Take inventory of how many you can seat comfortably. You may need to move out larger furniture and move in folding chairs if you plan to accommodate more guests. If you live in a warmer climate, you may be able to hook up the television outside and host an outdoor event in the yard. This will enable even more people to attend.

• Size up your competition. Super Bowl Sunday is a once-ayear event. There will be thousands of like-minded individuals planning their own parties and utilizing the same services in your local area. Those who need to rent tables and chairs and rely on a caterer (or the services of the nearest pizza joint) should plan early. If you would like to have a football gathering, start laying the groundwork a few months in advance. This way you can leave deposits for any vendors and be secure in knowing you will have what you need come gameday. • Establish your play book. Will this be a chips-and-dips type of party or will you be offering more substantial fare? Is it adults-only or are guests able to bring their kids along? Make a list of questions that need to be answered and set up the party parameters. This way you will know what to stock up on in advance. Consider allocating a separate room in the house for kids’ play or for adults who are there for the social aspect of the party and will not necessarily be glued to the television. • Check your equipment. What is the Super Bowl without a means to watch the game? Retailers often offer the best deals on new televisions this time of year because they know sports fans want to upgrade their televisions for the big game. If yours is a TV that has seen better days or doesn’t offer the high-definition picture guests have come to expect, this may be the time to cash in holiday gift cards for a new flat-screen. If buying new isn’t a possibility at this time, there are centers that will rent electronics. • Watch the clock. Hardcore fans will not want to miss any of the action. Therefore, refreshments and other components of the party will have to coordinate to the timing of the game. Do the bulk of food preparation before kickoff and allow guests to mingle and fuel up before the game starts. Save finger foods and other snacks that are easily accessible for when the game starts. Guests can take a break at halftime and grab food and beverages that are set up buffet-style in another room. Hosts and hostesses also may want to consider serving as food “butlers” and constantly come out with new finger foods on trays and go around the room to ensure everyone doesn’t miss a moment of the game. • Don’t run interference. There’s not much entertainment that needs to be scheduled on game day apart from the game itself. Ensure that the television is situated so nobody’s view is obstructed and that people moving in and out of the room need not cross in front of the TV to get food or use the restroom. While it may be customary to decorate your home with a few decorations, ensure any decorations do not obstruct views of the game. To make things comfortable for the largest number of people, consider having two TVs tuned into the game running in separate rooms. This way, guests can mingle and not be tied to one area. Super Bowl parties are fun ways to enjoy the last football game of the season and have a houseful of guests celebrate and socialize.


January 30, 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 Highlands Ranch NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0738 To Whom It May Concern: On 11/19/2013 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: VICTORIA JONES Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR PROSPECT MORTGAGE, LLC Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 8/22/2011 Recording Date of DOT: 8/24/2011 Reception No. of DOT: 2011051152 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $193,200.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $188,225.76 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 291, HIGHLANDS RANCH FILING NO. 121-A., COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 1345 Braewood Avenue, 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 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: 1/16/2014 Last Publication: 2/13/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 11/20/2013 GEORGE J KENNEDY

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 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: 1/16/2014 Last Publication: 2/13/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 11/20/2013 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: LISA CANCANON Colorado Registration #: 42043 1199 BANNOCK STREET , DENVER, COLORADO 80204 Phone #: (303) 813-1177 Fax #: (303) 813-1107 Attorney File #: 9104.00410 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/

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Legal Notice No. 2013-0738 First Publication: 1/16/2014 Last Publication: 2/13/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Highlands Ranch NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0494 To Whom It May Concern: On 7/22/2013 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: GLENDA CHILDS AND TROY CHILDS Original Beneficiary: ARGENT MORTGAGE COMPANY, LLC Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: CENTRAL MORTGAGE COMPANY Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 9/25/2006 Recording Date of DOT: 10/5/2006 Reception No. of DOT: 2006086277 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $260,000.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $282,662.69 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 75, HIGHLANDS RANCH, FILING NO. 118-G, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 10132 Royal Eagle 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, 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: 1/23/2014 Last Publication: 2/20/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 1/16/2014 ROBERT J. HUSSON DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: ALISON L BERRY Colorado Registration #: 34531 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2201, DENVER, COLORADO 80202 Phone #: (303) 865-1400 Fax #: (303) 865-1410 Attorney File #: 13-04585 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2013-0494 First Publication: 1/23/2014 Last Publication: 2/20/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Littleton AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0549 To Whom It May Concern: On 8/16/2013 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: DENNIS BROWN Original Beneficiary: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 10/26/2006 Recording Date of DOT: 11/6/2006 Reception No. of DOT: 2006095487 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $299,000.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $276,848.79 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 4, HIGHLANDS RANCH FILING NO. 98-E, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO Which has the address of: 9804 Spring Hill Street, Unit 1 , 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. Wed-

DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $299,000.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $276,848.79 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 4, HIGHLANDS RANCH FILING NO. 98-E, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO Which has the address of: 9804 Spring Hill Street, Unit 1 , 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 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: 1/23/2014 Last Publication: 2/20/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 1/13/2014 ROBERT J. HUSSON DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: LISA CANCANON Colorado Registration #: 42043 1199 BANNOCK STREET , DENVER, COLORADO 80204 Phone #: (303) 813-1177 Fax #: (303) 813-1107 Attorney File #: 9105.06083 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/

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Legal Notice No.: 2013-0549 First Publication: 1/23/2014 Last Publication: 2/20/2014 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. 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 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.

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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

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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: 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 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 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

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/

PUBLIC NOTICE Highlands Ranch NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0711

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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 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 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

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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. 2013-0713 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, 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 ELIZABETH 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 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. 2013-0715 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 de-


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

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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: 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. 2013-0718 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/publictrustee/ 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

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

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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: 11/18/2013 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. 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/ Legal Notice No.: 2013-0724 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. 2013-0733 To Whom It May Concern: On 11/19/2013 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: TONY BELTHEM Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR TAYLOR, BEAN & WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORP. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 3/2/2007 Recording Date of DOT: 3/8/2007 Reception No. of DOT: 2007020156 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $180,800.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $165,327.05 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.

Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $165,327.05 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 108, ACRES GREEN FLG #4 COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO Which has the address of: 13523 Achilles Drive, Littleton, CO 80124

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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 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: 1/16/2014 Last Publication: 2/13/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 11/20/2013 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 #: 9696.03233 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2013-0733 First Publication: 1/16/2014 Last Publication: 2/13/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Highlands Ranch NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0740

CORPORATION Holder of Evidence of Debt: CITIFINANCIAL CORPORATION, A COLORADO CORPORATION Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 1/23/2007 Recording Date of DOT: 1/25/2007 Reception No. of DOT: 2007007719 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $598,330.97 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $590,654.09 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: LOT 12, HIGHLANDS RANCH FILING NO. 85-A, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 9261 S Mountain Brush St, 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 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: 1/16/2014 Last Publication: 2/13/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 11/26/2013 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 #: 11-17910 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2013-0743 First Publication: 1/16/2014 Last Publication: 2/13/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press

To Whom It May Concern: On 11/20/2013 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: THOMAS J. BEATTY AND DEBORAH Q. BEATTY Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR MORTGAGEIT, INC Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2006-OA9 MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-OA9 Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 3/9/2006 Recording Date of DOT: 3/20/2006 Reception No. of DOT: 2006022576 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $241,000.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $262,912.04 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 6, HIGHLANDS RANCH FILING NO. 52-G, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 1855 Mountain Laurel Circle, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126

To Whom It May Concern: On 11/25/2013 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: TIM A. GALLEGOS Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER, MEGASTAR FINANCIAL CORP. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 9/17/2002 Recording Date of DOT: 10/18/2002 Reception No. of DOT: 2002108989 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $279,200.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $234,652.54 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 14, HIGHLANDS RANCH-FILING NO. 113-B, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO Which has the address of: 10084 South Gwendelyn Lane, 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 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: 1/16/2014 Last Publication: 2/13/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 11/26/2013 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 #: 10-05433RR *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/

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 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: 1/23/2014 Last Publication: 2/20/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 11/26/2013 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 #: 13-049-25560 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/

Legal Notice No.: 2013-0740 First Publication: 1/16/2014 Last Publication: 2/13/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press

Legal Notice No.: 2013-0749 First Publication: 1/23/2014 Last Publication: 2/20/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press

PUBLIC NOTICE Littleton NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0749

PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE

Littleton NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0743

Highlands Ranch NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0758

To Whom It May Concern: On 11/22/2013 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: TAREK KASSEM AND JEANNE M. KASSEM Original Beneficiary: CITIFINANCIAL CORPORATION Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: CITIFINANCIAL CORPORATION, A COLORADO CORPORATION Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 1/23/2007 Recording Date of DOT: 1/25/2007 Reception No. of DOT: 2007007719 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $598,330.97 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $590,654.09 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

To Whom It May Concern: On 12/5/2013 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: FRANK M. MOYER AND KIMBERLY A. MOYER Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC DBA DITECH.COM Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 4/3/2007 Recording Date of DOT: 5/1/2007 Reception No. of DOT: 2007035249 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $249,300.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $243,926.67 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you

TRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC DBA DITECH.COM Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 4/3/2007 Recording Date of DOT: 5/1/2007 Reception No. of DOT: 2007035249 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $249,300.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $243,926.67 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: ALL THAT PARCEL OF LAND IN CITY OF HIGHLANDS RANCH, DOUGLAS COUNTY, STATE OF COLORADO, AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN DEED INST # 9728918, ID# 0375235, BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT 104, HIGHLANDS RANCH #100-K. Which has the address of: 8939 S Miners 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 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: 1/30/2014 Last Publication: 2/27/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 12/10/2013 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: LISA CANCANON Colorado Registration #: 42043 1199 BANNOCK STREET , DENVER, COLORADO 80204 Phone #: (303) 813-1177 Fax #: (303) 813-1107 Attorney File #: 1159.00531 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2013-0758 First Publication: 1/30/2014 Last Publication: 2/27/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Highlands Ranch NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0760 To Whom It May Concern: On 12/5/2013 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: MARK W HOLLOWAY AND LISA TAYLOR-HOLLOWAY Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR PREMIER MORTGAGE GROUP, LLC Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: CAPITAL ONE, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 6/24/2005 Recording Date of DOT: 6/30/2005 Reception No. of DOT: 2005059495 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $400,000.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $369,880.26 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 29, HIGHLANDS RANCH, FILING 122-K, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO Which has the address of: 2750 Timberchase Trail, 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, March 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: 1/30/2014 Last Publication: 2/27/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 12/10/2013 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: LISA CANCANON Colorado Registration #: 42043 1199 BANNOCK STREET , DENVER, COLORADO 80204 Phone #: (303) 813-1177 Fax #: (303) 813-1107 Attorney File #: 1237.100002.F01 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2013-0760 First Publication: 1/30/2014 Last Publication: 2/27/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Littleton NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0729 To Whom It May Concern: On 11/18/2013 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: CYNTHIA MARIE BENNETT Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR AMERICAN MORTGAGE NETWORK, INC. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt:

To Whom It May Concern: On 11/18/2013 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: CYNTHIA MARIE BENNETT Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR AMERICAN MORTGAGE NETWORK, INC. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 7/7/2003 Recording Date of DOT: 7/29/2003 Reception No. of DOT: 2003112604 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $135,000.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $60,704.65 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 71, BLOCK 2, HIGHLANDS RANCHFILING NO. 69-A, ACCORDING TO THE RECORDED PLAT THEREOF AND AFFIDAVIT OF CORRECTION RECORDED AUGUST 8, 1987 IN BOOK 739 AT PAGE 458, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 9661 S. Pinebrook St., 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 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: 1/16/2014 Last Publication: 2/13/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 11/20/2013 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: LISA CANCANON Colorado Registration #: 42043 1199 BANNOCK STREET , DENVER, COLORADO 80204 Phone #: (303) 813-1177 Fax #: (303) 813-1107 Attorney File #: 1159.00722 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Public Notice No.: 2013-0729 First Publication: 1/16/2014 Last Publication: 2/13/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press

Government Legals Public Notice PUBLIC INVITATION TO BID Separate sealed bids for 2013 TRAFFIC ENGINEERING PEDESTRIAN PROJECTS, DOUGLAS COUNTY PROJECT NUMBER TF 2013-024, TF 2013-030 AND TF 2013-039 will be received by the Owner, Douglas County Government, Department of Public Works Engineering, Philip S. Miller Building, 100 Third Street, Suite 220, Castle Rock, CO 80104, until Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. This project consists of the installation of 2-neck downs, pedestrian crossings, and ramps throughout Douglas County. The Contract Documents may be examined at the above address after 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 3, 2014, and copies of the Contract Documents may be obtained upon payment of $35.00 for each set. The $35.00 is non-refundable. (Additional charge if mailing is required.) A PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at the Department of Public Works Engineering, Philip S. Miller Building, 100 Third Street, Suite 220, Castle Rock, CO 80104. The Bid Opening will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at the same address. The Project includes the following major items and approximate quantities: • Removal of Concrete Sidewalk – 269 SY • Concrete Sidewalk (6-Inch) – 182 SY • Median Cover Material (6-Inch) (Colored Patterned Concrete – 928 SF • Curb and Gutter Type 2 (Section II-B) – 331 LF Prior to submitting a Bid Proposal, Bidders shall have received prequalification status (active status) with the Colorado Department of Transportation to bid on individual projects of the size and kind of work as set forth herein. Any questions on the bidding process may be directed to Robert Kenny, Project Manager at 303.660.7490. For Planholder Information, Please Call 303.660.7490 (Front Desk) Legal Notice No.: 924809 First Publication: January 30, 2014 Last Publication: February 6, 2014 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press 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 - Albert C Balika - Arapahoe County Airport Influence Area - Arapahoe County Public Airport Authority- Britton B Bounds - Colorado Central Power Company - Colorado Telephone Company Cottonwood I Joint Venture, a Colorado Joint Venture aka Cottonwood I Joint Venture - Cottonwood Water and Sanitation District aka CWSD - Cottonwood Water and Sewer District - David Hannah, Jr Duane Strawn aka Duane A Strawn - F D Wilkins, Joint Venturer c/o Cottonwood I Joint Venture, a Colorado Joint Venture First American Title Insurance Company Ford, Bacon and Davis Inc - Fred A Boone - George M Upton - James L Orr - James L Sincovec, registered land surveyor c/o JR Engineering Ltd - Jesse E Loyd, et ux John E Baxter, Vice President c/o Platte Valley Commercial Corporation - JR Engineering Ltd - Katarina Van Veen - Katar-


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things to do original artwork and enter it at www.celebratingart.com; deadline is April 9. Full contest information is available online, or call 435-713-4411.

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Full moon hike Stroll by the light of the moon and learn about the nocturnal creatures that call Highlands Ranch home. Take a night hike to look and listen for animal sights and sounds. Bring your flashlight. Hike is from 5:45-6:45 p.m. Feb 14 at Fly’n B Park, 2910 W. Plaza Drive, Highlands Ranch. Registration required. Go to www. highlandsranch.org or call 303-791-2710. Fee: Resident $10, nonresident $12. Program appropriate for all ages and families.

liTTle naTure explorers: Sleeping Critters Find out which animals are taking a long nap over the winter. What happens while they’re sleeping and when do they wake up? For ages 3-5, with an adult. A snack will be provided. Program is from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Feb 20. Registration required. Meet at the Metro District’s Parks, Recreation & Open Space Service Center, 3280 Redstone Park Circle. Fee: resident $12, nonresident $14.

Feb. 15 Tea parTy Enjoy a spot of tea, music, dancing and more at the Valentine’s Teddy Bear

Tea party, from 10:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 15 at the Recreation Center at Southridge in Highlands Ranch. Hats, gloves and dressy attire are optional. Cost includes beverages, refreshments, show and a small stuffed bear for each child. Don’t forget your camera. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Cost is $11 in advance, $15 day of, if still available. For ages 2 and older. Call 303-791-2500 or visit www.HRCAonline.org. 

Feb. 17-20 hunTer saFeTy/educaTion The course includes a minimum of 10 hours of classroom instruction encompassing all aspects of the Colorado Parks & Wildlife requirements. Students must pass a written examination and complete qualification shooting with a .22 caliber rifle. For questions, contact Steve Blue at sblue46@q.com or Amber Garrett at 720-240-5934. Fee: $10. Feb. 18, april 9, april 10 WriTing conTesT Creative Communication is accepting submissions for its essay contest, with divisions for grades 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12, through Feb. 18; and its poetry contest, with divisions for grades K-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12, through April 10. Top 10 winners will be named in each division. Essays must be between 100 and 250 words on any non-fiction topic. Poetry must be 21 lines or less in English. Entries can made online at www.poeticpower.com or mail entries, labeled Poetry Contest or Essay Contest, to 159 N. Main, Smithfield UT 84335. Include author’s name, address, city, state and ZIP, current grade, school name, school address and teacher’s name. Home school students are welcome to enter. Selected entries of merit will be invited to be published in an anthology. An art contest for grades K-12 also is coming up. To enter, take a photo of your

Feb. 22 legislaTive Forum The Audubon/Sierra Club annual legislative forum is from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at First Plymouth Church, 3501 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver. The forum is a chance to meet legislators and learn about the hot environmental topics that the General Assembly is working on. Continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m., followed by comments from Audubon and Sierra Club lobbyists. Panel on water issues at 10:15 a.m., lunch at noon, and discussion with invited legislators at 12:30 p.m. Cost is $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Register and pay online at www.denveraudubon.org/ programs/conservation, or call 303-973-9530. You also can send payment to: ASGD, 9308 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Littleton, CO 80128. Through 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. march 28 applicaTion deadline Douglas County residents who are graduating from any county high school, accredited private school or qualifying home school are eligible to apply for one of seven Douglas County Sheriff’s Office scholarships, one Race-A-Cop Scholarship, and one Deputy Ron King Memorial Scholarship. All awards are worth $500. Applicants must attend a vocational training program, college or university in the fall of 2014. Applications and specific requirements can be found at www.dcsheriff.net. Deadline for applications is March 28.

ongoing communiTy educaTion Registration is now open for winter 2014 Community Education courses at Arapahoe Community College. ACC offers fun, non-credit and creative courses at its Littleton and Parker campuses, the ACC Art and Design Center, Hudson Gardens and Event Center and Highlands Ranch High School. A wide selection of recreational and educational online Community Education courses is available. Check out http://www.arapahoe.edu/community-education or call 303-797-5722.

Chadron State College’s Geoscience Program is now Online • Launch your career in resources: oil & gas, coal, water, alternative energy, environmental management, research. • Take classes toward CSC’s four-year Bachelor’s degree in Physical Sciences with an option in Geoscience online or in the classroom. Two-week summer field experiences are required. Senior research projects are geared toward your interests. • Help solve our critical resource challenges while caring for the environment. For more information, visit our website: csc.edu/geoscience Contact: Dr. Mike Leite, mleite@csc.edu, 308-432-6377 1-800-CHADRON • 1000 Main Street • Chadron, NE 69337

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- Albert C Balika - Arapahoe County Airport Influence Area - Arapahoe County Public Airport Authority- Britton B Bounds - Colorado Central Power Company - Colorado Telephone Company Cottonwood I Joint Venture, a Colorado Joint Venture aka Cottonwood I Joint Venture - Cottonwood Water and Sanitation District aka CWSD - Cottonwood Water and Sewer District - David Hannah, Jr Duane Strawn aka Duane A Strawn - F D Wilkins, Joint Venturer c/o Cottonwood I Joint Venture, a Colorado Joint Venture First American Title Insurance Company Ford, Bacon and Davis Inc - Fred A Boone - George M Upton - James L Orr - James L Sincovec, registered land surveyor c/o JR Engineering Ltd - Jesse E Loyd, et ux John E Baxter, Vice President c/o Platte Valley Commercial Corporation - JR Engineering Ltd - Katarina Van Veen - Katarina and Peter Van Veen, Ten in Com Katarina and Peter Van Veen - Kathryn L Witt, Treasurer/Director c/o Cottonwood Water and Sanitation District - Kelly Chinnick c/o Cottonwood Water and Sanitation District - Lester A Dixon, Jr et al Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company - Patrick F Mulhern, General Manager c/o Cottonwood Water and Sanitation District - Peter Van Veen Platte Valley Commercial Corporation, a Colorado Corporation aka Platte Valley Commercial Corporation - Platte Valley Commercial Corporation, a Nevada corporation, aka PVCC c/o Platte Valley Commercial Corporation, a Colorado Cor-

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- Albert C Balika - Arapahoe County Airport Influence Area - Arapahoe County Public Airport Authority- Britton B Bounds - Colorado Central Power Company - Colorado Telephone Company Cottonwood I Joint Venture, a Colorado Joint Venture aka Cottonwood I Joint Venture - Cottonwood Water and Sanitation District aka CWSD - Cottonwood Water and Sewer District - David Hannah, Jr Duane Strawn aka Duane A Strawn - F D Wilkins, Joint Venturer c/o Cottonwood I Joint Venture, a Colorado Joint Venture First American Title Insurance Company Ford, Bacon and Davis Inc - Fred A Boone - George M Upton - James L Orr - James L Sincovec, registered land surveyor c/o JR Engineering Ltd - Jesse E Loyd, et ux John E Baxter, Vice President c/o Platte Valley Commercial Corporation - JR Engineering Ltd - Katarina Van Veen - Katarina and Peter Van Veen, Ten in Com Katarina and Peter Van Veen - Kathryn L Witt, Treasurer/Director c/o Cottonwood Water and Sanitation District - Kelly Chinnick c/o Cottonwood Water and Sanitation District - Lester A Dixon, Jr et al Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company - Patrick F Mulhern, General Manager c/o Cottonwood Water and Sanitation District - Peter Van Veen Platte Valley Commercial Corporation, a Colorado Corporation aka Platte Valley Commercial Corporation - Platte Valley Commercial Corporation, a Nevada corporation, aka PVCC c/o Platte Valley Commercial Corporation, a Colorado Corporation - Platte Valley Federal Savings and Loan Association c/o FDIC, Office of the Inspector General - Public Service Company of Colorado aka Public Service Company - Public Trustee, Douglas County - Robert M Inman, Joint Venturer c/o Cottonwood I Joint Venture, a Colorado Joint Venture - Rock Springs Royalty Company - Roger W Woodbury - Stephen E Geist - Stephen K Small, Joint Venturer c/o Cottonwood I Joint Venture, a Colorado Joint Venture - Steven J Kornbrust The Castlewood Corporation - Union Pacific Railroad Company

Government Legals

- Albert C Balika - Arapahoe County Airport Influence Area - Arapahoe County Public Airport Authority- Britton B Bounds - Colorado Central Power Company - Colorado Telephone Company Cottonwood I Joint Venture, a Colorado Joint Venture aka Cottonwood I Joint Venture - Cottonwood Water and Sanitation District aka CWSD - Cottonwood Water and Sewer District - David Hannah, Jr Duane Strawn aka Duane A Strawn - F D Wilkins, Joint Venturer c/o Cottonwood I Joint Venture, a Colorado Joint Venture First American Title Insurance Company Ford, Bacon and Davis Inc - Fred A Boone - George M Upton - James L Orr - James L Sincovec, registered land surveyor c/o JR Engineering Ltd - Jesse E Loyd, et ux John E Baxter, Vice President c/o Platte Valley Commercial Corporation - JR Engineering Ltd - Katarina Van Veen - Katarina and Peter Van Veen, Ten in Com Katarina and Peter Van Veen - Kathryn L Witt, Treasurer/Director c/o Cottonwood Water and Sanitation District - Kelly Chinnick c/o Cottonwood Water and Sanitation District - Lester A Dixon, Jr et al Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company - Patrick F Mulhern, General Manager c/o Cottonwood Water and Sanitation District - Peter Van Veen Platte Valley Commercial Corporation, a Colorado Corporation aka Platte Valley Commercial Corporation - Platte Valley Commercial Corporation, a Nevada corporation, aka PVCC c/o Platte Valley Commercial Corporation, a Colorado Corporation - Platte Valley Federal Savings and Loan Association c/o FDIC, Office of the Inspector General - Public Service Company of Colorado aka Public Service Company - Public Trustee, Douglas County - Robert M Inman, Joint Venturer c/o Cottonwood I Joint Venture, a Colorado Joint Venture - Rock Springs Royalty Company - Roger W Woodbury - Stephen E Geist - Stephen K Small, Joint Venturer c/o Cottonwood I Joint Venture, a Colorado Joint Venture - Steven J Kornbrust The Castlewood Corporation - Union Pacific Railroad Company

Government Legals

You and each of you are hereby notified that on the 3rd day of November 2005 the then County Treasurer of the County of Douglas, in the State of Colorado, sold at public tax lien sale to Katarina and Peter Van Veen, Ten In Com the following described real estate situate in the County of Douglas, State of Colorado, to wit: LOT 81 COTTONWOOD 7 (WELL SITE)

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- Albert C Balika - Arapahoe County Airport Influence Area - Arapahoe County Public Airport Authority- Britton B Bounds - Colorado Central Power Company - Colorado Telephone Company Cottonwood I Joint Venture, a Colorado Joint Venture aka Cottonwood I Joint Venture - Cottonwood Water and Sanitation District aka CWSD - Cottonwood Water and Sewer District - David Hannah, Jr Duane Strawn aka Duane A Strawn - F D Wilkins, Joint Venturer c/o Cottonwood I Joint Venture, a Colorado Joint Venture First American Title Insurance Company Ford, Bacon and Davis Inc - Fred A Boone - George M Upton - James L Orr - James L Sincovec, registered land surveyor c/o JR Engineering Ltd - Jesse E Loyd, et ux John E Baxter, Vice President c/o Platte Valley Commercial Corporation - JR Engineering Ltd - Katarina Van Veen - Katarina and Peter Van Veen, Ten in Com Katarina and Peter Van Veen - Kathryn L Witt, Treasurer/Director c/o Cottonwood Water and Sanitation District - Kelly Chinnick c/o Cottonwood Water and Sanitation District - Lester A Dixon, Jr et al Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company - Patrick F Mulhern, General Manager c/o Cottonwood Water and Sanitation District - Peter Van Veen Platte Valley Commercial Corporation, a Colorado Corporation aka Platte Valley Commercial Corporation - Platte Valley Commercial Corporation, a Nevada corporation, aka PVCC c/o Platte Valley Commercial Corporation, a Colorado Corporation - Platte Valley Federal Savings and Loan Association c/o FDIC, Office of the Inspector General - Public Service Company of Colorado aka Public Service Company - Public Trustee, Douglas County - Robert M Inman, Joint Venturer c/o Cottonwood I Joint Venture, a Colorado Joint Venture - Rock Springs Royalty Company - Roger W Woodbury - Stephen E Geist - Stephen K Small, Joint Venturer c/o Cottonwood I Joint Venture, a Colorado Joint Venture - Steven J Kornbrust The Castlewood Corporation - Union Pacific Railroad Company You and each of you are hereby notified that on the 3rd day of November 2005 the then County Treasurer of the County of Douglas, in the State of Colorado, sold at public tax lien sale to Katarina and Peter Van Veen, Ten In Com the following described real estate situate in the County of Douglas, State of Colorado, to wit:

Government Legals

LOT 81 COTTONWOOD 7 (WELL SITE)

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and said County Treasurer issued a certificate of purchase therefore to Katarina and Peter Van Veen, Ten In Com. That said tax lien sale was made to satisfy the delinquent* taxes assessed against said real estate for the year 2004. That said real estate was taxed or specially assessed in the name(s) of Platte Valley Commercial Corp for said year 2004. That on the 28th day of April 2010 said Katarina and Peter Van Veen, Ten In Com assigned said certificate of purchase to Cottonwood Water & Sanitation District.That said Cottonwood Water & Sanitation District on the 27th day of November 2013

VIRGO (Aug 23 to Sept 22) A state of confusion is soon cleared up with explanations from the responsible parties. Don’t waste time chastising anyone. Instead, move forward with your plans. LIBRA (Sept 23 to Oct 22) You might feel obligated to help work out a dispute between family members. But this is one of those times when you should step aside and let them work out their problems on their own. SCORPIO (Oct 23 to Nov 21) Your ability to resolve an on-the-job problem without leaving too many ruffled feathers earns you kudos from co-workers. You also impress major decision-makers at your workplace. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 to Dec 21) Newly made and long-held friendships merge well, with possibly one exception. Take time to listen to the dissenter’s explanations. You could learn something important. CAPRICORN (Dec 22 to Jan 19) Be prepared to be flexible about your current travel plans. Although you don’t have to take them, at least consider suggestions from the experts in the travel business. AQUARIUS (Jan 20 to Feb 18) A problem with a recent financial transaction could lead to more problems and said County Treasurer issued a certilater on unless resolve it immediately. all the ficate you of purchase therefore toGetKatarina Van your Veen, Ten In Com. That proof youand needPeter to support position. said tax lien sale was made to satisfy the

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and said County Treasurer issued a certificate of purchase therefore to Katarina and Peter Van Veen, Ten In Com. That said tax lien sale was made to satisfy the delinquent* taxes assessed against said real estate for the year 2004. That said real estate was taxed or specially assessed in the name(s) of Platte Valley Commercial Corp for said year 2004. That on the 28th day of April 2010 said Katarina and Peter Van Veen, Ten In Com assigned said certificate of purchase to Cottonwood Water & Sanitation District.That said Cottonwood Water & Sanitation District on the 27th day of November 2013 the present holder of said certificate, has made request upon the Treasurer of said County for a deed to said real estate; That a Treasurer’s Deed will be issued for said real estate to the said Cottonwood Water & Sanitation District at 1:00 o’clock P.M., on the 8th day of May 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 14th day of January 2014

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/s/ Diane A. Holbert

trict on the 27th day of November 2013 the present holderKing of said certificate, has © 2014 Features Synd., Inc. made request upon the Treasurer of said County for a deed to said real estate; That a Treasurer’s Deed will be issued for said real estate to the said Cottonwood Water & Sanitation District at 1:00 o’clock P.M., on the 8th day of May 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 14th day of January 2014

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/s/ Diane A. Holbert County Treasurer of Douglas County Legal Notice No.: 924756 First Publication: January 23, 2014 Last Publication: February 6, 2014 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press


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The Town of Larkspur is seeking to hire a full time public works - maintenance person to maintain town facilities including roads, parks, buildings, and other town properties, and perform handyman services, i.e. mechanical, carpentry, electrical, and plumbing as required. Hourly salary based on qualifications and experience. Send resume to TOL, P.O. Box 310 Larkspur, CO 80118 FAX 303-681-2325 or email clerk@townoflarkspur.org. For questions regarding this position call Town Hall at 303-681-2324 Medical Tech/or MLT Full time for pediatric office in Highlands Ranch and Ken Caryl area. Fax resume to Nita @ 303-791-7756 Medical Nurse LPN, MA or RN part-time 25-30 hours per week Monday, Wednesday, Friday Hours 8:30-5:30. Some Saturdays 9-1pm. Fun/Busy Pediatric office near Park Meadows area and Castle Rock location. Please fax resume to 303-689-9628 or email a.lane@pediatrics5280.com

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Seeking The Castle Pines North Metropolitan District is accepting applications for the fulltime position of Parks and Open Space Manager. Under the general supervision of the District Manager, plans, schedules, coordinates, and supervises the work of crews performing landscaping, turf maintenance, tree maintenance and repair projects of District owned parks and Open Spaces and trails. Oversees and evaluates the Community Center building maintenance, trails, and all storm water ponds the District is responsible to maintain. Serves as District representative in all new projects assigned to Parks and Open Space. Plans and coordinates the Districts water conservation program, and holds community events to present the program orally and to encourage the proper use of water. Produces educational and promotional publications as required. For the full job description and desired qualifications please see our website at www.cpnmd.org Apply Applicants are encouraged to submit examples of conservation programs, community outreach communications or other examples of community based programs that they have developed or have been in charge of. Salary is commensurate with experience.

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Send cover letter, resume and three samples of your work to: sandrews@coloradocommunitymedia.com.

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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Assist circulation department with data entry into circulation system, maintain carrier files and distribution lists, call subscribers for subscription renewals and additional duties as needed. Position requires approximately 20 hours/week and is located in the Highlands Ranch office. Send cover letter and resume to: sarellano@coloradocommunitymedia.com.

MARKETING CONSULTANT Candidate must be able to sell multiple products to individual clients in a fast paced environment. Candidate will be responsible for a geographical territory handling current accounts while growing new business. Newspaper sales background a plus but not required. This is a full time position eligible for benefits.

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can be

Local Focus. More News.

Send cover letter and resume to: eaddenbrooke@coloradocommunitymedia.com.

Colorado Community Media offers competitive pay and benefits package. No phone calls please. *Not all positions eligible for benefits.

22 newspapers & websites. Connecting YOU to your LOCAL community. ColoradoCommunityMedia.com

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30-Sports-Color

30 Highlands Ranch Herald

January 30, 2014 Advertise: 303-566-4100 Drywall

Adult Care

Advertise: 303-566-4100

OurColoradoClassifieds.com

Sanders Drywall Inc. All phases to include

REAL EST TE Condo/Townhomes

Office & Commercial Property

Golden Warehouse Condo

Golden Office/Warehouse

FOR SALE $189,000 871 Brickyard Street

Advertise: 303-566-4100 Office Rent/Lease VARIOUS OFFICES 100-2,311 sq.ft. Rents from $200-$1750/month. Full service. 405-409 S Wilcox

FOR LEASE $2,400/MO 1,950 SF

1,800 SF / 14' Clear Height / RR / Air Lines / End Unit / Extras!

on Hwy. 93 & Pine Ridge Rd.

Castle Rock

303.292.3700

Dedicated to Life and Living Rehabilitation experts providing opportunities that lead to independence 1297 S. Perry St. Castle Rock, Colorado 80104 303-688-2500 telephone 303-688-2600 fax

303.292.3700

Homes

Roommates Wanted

Sunny large living room and bedroom plus utility room with washer/dryer plus a huge 2 car garage, close to shopping $750 (303)985-3817

Wheat Ridge Non-smoking roomnmate wanted for 3bd house. Close to open space park. No pets. Quiet area Cul-de-sac. Call for details 303-748-5010

Miscellaneous Real Estate

Loyal care in your home. Prepare meals, clean. 30 years Experience. References. Call Isabel - 720-435-0742

Cleaning

When “OK” Just isn’t good enough -Integrity & Quality Since 1984 For more information visit: JustDetailsCleaningService.com Call Rudy 303-549-7944 for free est.

Goodmans appliance RepaiR

Concrete/Paving

$25 Off Any Repair

www.GoodmansAppliance.com

UTDOOR

ESIGNS, INC

“Specializing in Composite Redwood and Cedar Construction for Over 30 Years”

Carpet/Flooring

HURRY, HURRY

Thomas Floor Covering

~ Carpet Restretching ~ Repair ~ Remnant Installs In home carpet & vinyl sales

303-471-2323

303-781-4919

Cleaning

Ali’s Cleaning Services

OVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE AS A CPA MORTGAGE LENDER — NO BROKER FEES FULL PRODUCT SET INCLUDING CONVENTIONAL, FHA, VA, REHAB, USDA, JUMBO AND CHAFA

Residential and Commercial Cleaning • 15yrsexperience •WindowCleaning • Detailed,Honest, •Insured&Bonded Dependable •GreatCustomerService

Call Ali @ 720-300-6731

• Detailed • Honest • Dependable• • Great References & Customer Service • • Insured/Bonded • • Green Products Used • Call Renee at 303-437-1791

• DepenDable • • Thorough • • honesT •

BBB Rating

12 years experience. Great References

A+

MULTIPLE GOLD STAR AWARDS

Or apply online at www.bestcoloradomortgages.com

Littleton

www.decksunlimited.com

Full Home Cleaning Superior Housecleaning at extremely reasonable rates!

*Only one offer per closing. Offer Expires 4/30/2014. A Best Buy gift card for $500 will be given after closing and can be used toward purchase of a 50 inch TV or any other Best Buy products. Ad must be mentioned at closing. Program, rates, terms and conditions are subject to change without notice. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate. MLO100022405

Call us at 303-566-4071

Special Offer for first cleaning!

303-495-0300 Dependable, Free estimates

A continental flair

Detailed cleaning at reasonable rates.

Honest & Dependable

Residential • Commercial Move Outs • New Construction References Available

720.283.2155

ESSENTIAL CLEANING

Your Community Connector to Boundless Rewards

Scott, Owner - 720-364-5270 Commercial & Residential All types of cedar, chain link, iron, and vinyl fences. Install and repair. Serving all areas. Low Prices. FREE Estimates. 720-434-7822 or 303-296-0303

GaraGe Door

Owner Operated

Service & Repair

30+ years experience Clem: 303-973-6991

FREE ESTIMATES

Perfectly thorough cleaning for your home. Independent W/ 16 yrs experience Plenty of Refs. Please call Jaimie for your free phone estimate.

303-594-2784

Call or text anytime

303-716-0643

For all your garage door needs!

Drywall

PAUL TIMM Construction/Repair Drywall Serving Your Area Since 1974

303-841-3087 303-898-9868

9800 Mt. Pyramid Court, Ste. 400 • Englewood, CO 80112

Sell it Right, Sell it here!

Low rates, Free estimates

GreGor

720-635-0418

BEST PRICES

The Local Lender You Can “Trust”

Call 303-256-5748 Now

Cowboy Fencing is a full service fence & gate company installing fences in Colorado for 23 years. Residential/Commercial/ Farm & Ranch Fencing

Springs, Cables, Openers, etc…

MULTIPLE GOLD STAR AWARDS BY BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU

Randy Spierings CPA, MBA NMLS 217152 rspierings@primeres.com

25 yrs experience Remodel expert, kitchen, basements, & service panel upgrades. No job too small. Senior disc. 720-690-7645

10% Off with thiS ad

FINANCIAL POSITION

SAVING YOU MONEY IS OUR “1” PRIORITY

303-791-4000

Garage Doors

Denver’s Premier Custom Deck Builder

CUSTOMIZED LOANS BASED ON YOUR FAMILY’S

OUR AVERAGE SALES VOLUME IS $4 BILLION DOLLARS!

General Repair & Remodel Paul Boggs Master Electrician Licensed/Insured/Guaranteed

D & D FENCING

Residential & Commercial

WHY US...?

HIGHLANDS HOME IMPROVEMENT, INC.

Deck/Patio

• Decks • Fences • Stairs • Overhangs •

*

A+

Fence Services

mention this ad and receive

Call or Text 303-828-6111

FREE Estimates

Affordable Electrician

Appliance Repair

Expert Appliance Repair

BRONCOS WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!

Darrell 303-915-0739

Just Details Cleaning Service

Room for Rent GOLDEN/APPLEWOOD Clean, furn ranch, $310 w/ldy + $50 utilities NS/NP. ST/LT lease 303.279.5212 /847.763.1701

30+ years experience Insured Free estimates

Electricians Adult Care

Wasson Properties 719-520-1730

RENTALS TOWNHOME, Littleton $ 255,000. 5930 S. WRIGHT COURT 2 Beds, 3 Baths, 2 car Gar, 1,436 Fin. Sq. Ft. + 681 unfin. bsmt., cul de sac, smoke free & pet free LEINO PROPERTIES, LLC 303-888-3773

Acoustic scrape and re-texture Repairs to full basement finishes Water damage repairs Interior paint, door & trim installs

• Springs, Repairs • New Doors and Openers • Barn and Arena Doors • Locally-Owned & Operated • Tom Martino’s Referral List 10 Yrs • BBB Gold Star Member Since 2002

Drywall Finishing Mike Martis, Owner

35 Years Experience

Patches • Repairs • Texturing Basements • Additions • Remodels We Accept • Painting & Wallpaper Removal All Major (303)988-1709 cell (720)373-1696 Credit Cards www.123drywall.com

A PATCH TO MATCH

(303) 646-4499 www.mikesgaragedoors.com

Handyman

Drywall Repair Specialist

• Home Renovation and Remodel • 30-Years Experience • Insured • Satisfaction Guaranteed • Painting interior/exterior

Call Ed 720-328-5039 Highly rated & screened contractor by Home Advisor & Angies List

Shawn EvanS Owner

S&E D r y w a l l I n c . • Specializing removal of popcorn ceilings & patches • No job is too big or too small • Personal attention & quality workmanship

720-331-0314

’s DeSpain Home SolutionS

Solving All your Remodeling & Repair Problems – Just Ask!

DepenDable, Reliable SeRvice Over 30 Years Experience Licensed & Insured

Eric DeSpain 303-840-1874


31-Color

Highlands Ranch Herald 31

January 30, 2014 Painting

Handyman

• Honest pricing • • Free estimates •

Hauling Service

We will match any written estimate! Same day service! No job too small or too big!

Bronco

303-960-7665

HAULERS HOME REPAIRS & REMODELING • Drywall • Painting • Tile • Trim • Doors • Painting • Decks • Bath Remodel • Kitchen Remodels • Basements & Much More! Call Today for a FREE ESTIMATE

303-427-2955

HOME REPAIRS !

INSURED

INSIDE: *Bath *Kitchen's *Plumbing *Electrical, *Drywall *Paint *Tile & Windows

JIM 303.818.6319

“HONEY-DO’S DONE… THAT YOUR HONEY DON’T DO.”

OUTSIDE: *Paint & Repairs *Gutters *Deck's *Fence's *Yard Work *Tree & Shrubbery trimming & clean up Affordable Hauling Call Rick 720-285-0186

— SMALL JOBS INSIDE AND OUT —

H Bathroom H Basements H Kitchens Serving Douglas H Drywall County for 30 years BASEMENTS H | BATHROOMS Decks| KITCHENS

Victor’s Handyman Service

Oak Valley

Construction

Serving Douglas County for 30 Years

• carpentry • painting • general home repair • over 30 years experience

Call Ray Worley CALL 303-995-4810 Licensed & Insured

Call (720) 541-4625

• Dependable • Affordable • • Prompt Service 7 days a week • • Foreclosure and Rental clean-outs • • Garage clean-outs • • Furniture • • Appliances •

FREE ESTIMATES

Call 720-257-1996

trash hauling

Instant Trash Hauling • Home • Business • Junk & Debris • Furniture • Appliances • Tree Limbs • Moving Trash • Carpet • Garage Clean Out

Home Improvement

HANDYMAN

Hardwood Floors

FREE Estimates

303-791-4000

Lawn/Garden Services

PROFESSIONAL OUTDOOR SERVICES

Your #1 Choice for all your home improvements! • General Home Maintenance • Decks • Porches • Fences • • Kitchens • Bathrooms • Electrical • Drywall • Painting • • Carpentry • Finished BasementsFor andLocal much News, more!

Anytime of the Day Free estimates! Visit

TREES/ SHRUBS TRIMMED Planted, Trimmed & Removal • Sod Work • Rock & Block Walls • Sprinklers • Aeration • Stumps Ground • Mulch

Licensed / Insured

DICK 303-783-9000 We are community.

We are licensed and fully insured. ColoradoCommunityMedia.com References available upon request

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Paint or Fix Up Now Interior or Exterior

- Low Holiday Prices Handyman or Remodel Free Estimates ImaginePainting.net

(303) 249-8221

Bryon Johnson

Master Plumber • All plumbing repairs & replacement • Bathroom remodels • Gas pipe installation • Sprinkler repair

All Types of Roofing New Roofs, Reroofs, Repairs & Roof Certifications Aluminum Seamless Gutters Family owned/operated since 1980 Call Today for a FREE Estimate • Senior Discounts

(303) 234-1539

www.AnyWeatherRoofing.com • Sales@AnyWEatherRoofing.com

Tile

~ Licensed & Insured ~

303.979.0105

Thomas Floor Covering

~ All Types of Tile ~ Ceramic - Granite ~ Porcelain - Natural Stone ~ Vinyl 26 Years Experience •Work Warranty

Plumb-Crazy, LLC.

• Interior/Exterior • 35 years experience in your area • A-Rating with BBB • Fully Insured • I do the work myself • No job to small

• Interior • Exterior • Winter Special Discount Prices $400 Off Complete Interior or Exterior Paint Job No Job Too Big or Too Small Call For Your Free Quote

303-840-1183 720-312-1184

CUSTOM HOMES REMODEL FINISHED BASEMENTS SERVICE AND REPAIR Licensed • Insured ALAN ATTWOOD, Master Plumber

PH: 303-472-8217 FX: 303-688-8821

Tree Service

ABE’S TREE & SHRUB CARE Abraham Spilsbury Owner/Operator

• Pruning • Removals • Shrub Maintenance • FreeEstimates

Your experienced Plumbers.

Certified Arborist,Insured, Littleton Resident

Insured & Bonded

www.schaumburgpainting.com

720.283.8226 C:720.979.3888

Family Owned & Operated. Low Rates.

Personal Help

Remodeling

Mothers Helper Personal Assistant • Laundry • Errands • Cooking • Grocery Shopping • Pick-Up & Drop-Off

No tasks too small or too large! Your Community Connector to Boundless Rewards

303-781-4919

FREE Estimates

Schaumburg Custom Painting

Ron Massa

Handyman

Roofing/Gutters

Licenced & Insured

RALPH’S & JOE’S AFFORDABLE

Free Estimates • Reliable Licensed • Bonded Insured • Senior Discount

No Service in Parker or Castle Rock

(303) 961-3485

303-797-6031

insured/FRee estimates Brian 303-907-1737

Please Recycle this Publication when Finished

303-905-0422

Mike’s Painting & Decorating

• Dust Contained Sanding • New or Old Wood • Hardwood Installation

Office 303-642-3548 Cell 720-363-5983

720-390-6144

“We’re Crazy About Plumbing”

General Repair, Remodel, Electrical, Plumbing, Custom Kitchen & Bath, Tile Installation & Basement Finish

Carpentry • Painting Tile • Drywall • Roof Repairs Plumbing • Electrical Kitchen • Basements Bath Remodels Property Building Maintenance

Call Bert for FREE ESTIMATE

A+

HIGHLANDS HOME IMPROVEMENT, INC.

independent Hardwood Floor Co, LLC

Small jobs or large Customer satisfaction #1 priority

Expert Painting - Family Business

Call Bernie 303.347.2303

NEW SIDING AND REPAIR WINDOW/DOOR INSTALLATION cARPENTRy WORk LIcENSED AND INSuRED DOING OUR BEST, FOR YOUR HOME

Residential: • Hot Water Heat • Forced Air • Water Heaters • Kitchens • Baths • Service Repair • Sprinkler Repair •

Interior and Exterior

Free estimates 7 days a Week

Licensed/Insured

AFFORDABLE

PENA’S REMODELING

Interior Winter Specials

$500 OFF - Complete

Licensed & Insured 303-688-5021 www.oakvalleyconstruction.com

for a free estimate • satisfaction guaranteed •

BB PAINTING

Dirt, Rock, Concrete, Sod & Asphalt

For ALL your Remodeling & Repair Needs

Remodeling

Anchor Plumbing

Advertise: 303-566-4100

Handyman

Plumbing

303-495-0300 Extremely Reasonable Rates!

General Repair & Remodel

Basements, Bathrooms & Kitchens "We Also Specialize in Electrical Projects" Licensed/Insured/Guaranteed

303-791-4000

Please recycle thispublication when finished.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES GUIDE Bloomin’ Broom QCS, LLC Quality Cleaning Services Residential House Cleaning

$30 off 1st Cleaning Service

with Warranty Starting at $1575 Licensed and Insured

Melaluca • EcoSense Products Bonded & Insured / Work Guaranteed

720-441-5144

www.bloominbroom.com • bloominbroom@msn.com

dirty jobs done dirt cheap Drain Cleaning & Plumbing Repairs Free phone Quotes Residential/Commercial * Water Heaters Drain Cleaning * Remodel * Sump Pumps Toilets * Garbage Disposals

STAIRLIFTS INSTALLED

720-308-6696 www.askdirtyjobs.com

Call Us Today! 720-545-9222

Massage Therapy… part of a Healthy Foundation!

• Relax and relieve stress • Ease muscle tension Mention this ad and receive an introductory one-hour massage for just $40! visit me on the web: keithwil.wix.com/healthyfoundations

Keith Wilson, LMT - Healthy Foundations Massage

720-324-0599

6970 S. Holly Circle • Suite 104 • Centennial

To advertise your business here, call

Karen (client names A-I) 303-566-4091 Viola (client names J-Z) 303-566-4089


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32 Highlands Ranch Herald

January 30, 2014

Medved Chevy Buick/GMC 1506 S Wilcox Castle Rock, CO 80104 (720) 733-7114. www.MedvedSouth.com

Peyton Manning Quarterback for the Denver Broncos

G3673

MSRP $24,625 INCLUDES CCR, USAA PRIVATE OFFER 10K MILES PER YEAR $1000 DUE AT SIGNING .25 PER MILE OVERAGE O.A.C. RESIDUAL 56% 39 MONTHS

LEASE

MONTH + TAX

2014

2014

2014

Chevy Silverado

G3861

Crew Cab 4x4

Over 900 TOTAL

Chevy Cruze

Chevy Equinox

LEASE

LEASE

LEASE MONTH + TAX MSRP $39660, 36 months at $349 per month plus tax 10,000 miles per year $1000 due at signing includes CCR, GM owner loyalty, incremental CCR, January IVC while supplies of IVC last .25 per mile overage O.A.C.Stk# G3621

G3662

MONTH + TAX

MONTH + TAX

G3682T

MSRP $38480 INCLUDES REBATE, GM OWNER LOYALTY AWD SLE, TRAILER PKG

MSRP $27,120 10K MILES PER YEAR $1000 DUE AT SIGNING .25 PER MILE OVERAGE O.A.C.INCLUDES CCR, GM OWNER LOYALTY

New Vehicles s!

INCLUDES CCR, GM OWNER LOYALTY MSRP $18105 10K MILES PER YEAR $1000 DUE AT SIGNING O.A.C. .25 PER MILE OVERAGE

20% OFF

For Sale on 40 acre

ANY REPAIR OR

MAINTENANCE (max savings of $150.00)

ALL MAKES / ALL MODELS

$32.95

$189.95

(up to 6 qts. of oil. diesel and synthetic extra. Shop supplies and disposal fees extra.)

Shop supplies and disposal fees extra.

• OIL CHANGE • ROTATE • INSPECTION

• DIESEL OIL CHANGE • FUEL FILTER

REPLACEMENT

20

OVER

AVAI LA

BLE!

MSRP $34,485.00, 24 MONTH LEASE, 10K MILES PER YEAR.$2,809.00 DUE AT SIGNING.W.A.C.

D6170

$

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo LEASE MONTH + TAX

2014 Jeep Patriot

18,999

$

+ TAX Stock # D6113 w.a.c.

MSRP $22080 2000 in rebate must finance with Chrysler Capital

278mo.

NEW 2013 FORD F-150

$249/mo LEASE!

Stk# F2983 INCLUDES $2000.00 CASH OR TRADE. MUST QUALIFY FOR $1000.00 COMPETITIVE LEASE REBATE. ORIGINAL MSRP OF $35395.00, 24 MONTHS, 10,000 MILES A YEAR, PLUS TAX AND TITLE.

NEW 2014 FORD Escape

NEW ALL

20

$219/mo LEASE!

OVE R

Beat the Colorado COLD

AVA ILA

BLE !

with the HOTTEST SUV on the road!

2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk!

2014 RAM 1500

$

D5080

196mo.

ST QUAD CAB

4X4

LEASE

MONTH + TAX

W.A.C. $2,299.00 DUE AT SIGNING.24 MONTH LEASE AT 10k MILES PER YEAR.LEASEE MUST QUALIFY FOR DENVER OWNER LOYALTY CASH AND LEASE THROUGH CHRYSLER CAPITAL.

20 OVER

2014

$

JEEP WRANGLER

23,168

+ TAX

D5974

MUST QUALIFY FOR LEASE CONQUEST WAC MSRP $24880

AVAILA BLE!

2014 Dodge Dart

$15,995

+ TAX

Stk# F3057T $219/MO (plus taxes & title), 36 mo lease 10,500miles per year. Stock # F3057T MSRP $28195, $999 due at signing( cash or trade) plus taxes and title. Must qualify for Compertitive Lease Conquest rebate of $1000.

NEW 2013 FORD C-MAX

$169/mo LEASE!

F2838, INCLUDES $2999.00 CASH OR TRADE. MUST QUALIFY FOR COMPETITIVE LEASE REBATE. MSRP OF $36,625.00, 24 MONTHS, 10,000 MILES PER YEAR, PLUS TAX AND TITLE.

D5612

Must qualify for Conquest to Lease rebate of $1,000.00

Medved Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram 1520 S Wilcox Castle Rock, CO 80104 (720) 733-7156. www.MedvedSouth.com

(720) 733-7119 www.MedvedSouth.com 1404 S Wilcox Castle Rock, CO 80104

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