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February 13, 2014 Douglas County, Colorado | Volume 27, Issue 13 A publication of

highlandsranchherald.net Two boys from the National Martial Arts Academy stack up their skills during a lion dance on stage.

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CHINESE NEW YEAR Students from the Great Wall Chinese Academy put on a show for Highlands Ranch residents on Feb. 8 as they celebrated the Year of the Horse by performing colorful dances, martial arts demonstrations and traditional Chinese music at Southridge Recreation Center.

Students from the National Martial Arts Academy show off their kung fu skills on stage.

School safety: It takes a team Mental health training one key, say former counselor, school district officials By Jane Reuter

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Kong Ying, a dance teacher at Great Wall Chinese Academy, performs the Chinese Peacock Dance. Dancers perform a Yi Chinese folk dance.

Photos by Hannah Garcia

News of the Dec. 13 Arapahoe High School shooting hit former Rock Canyon High School guidance counselor Susan Young hard. “The second I heard it, I just sat down in my living room and started crying,” she said. Young didn’t know Highlands Ranch resident and shooter Karl Pierson or his victim, Claire Davis. But as a 15-year high school guidance counselor, she knows the pressures unique to teens, and the counselors who serve them. “Every one of us has had students we worked with that have taken their lives,” said Young, who retired last year and now runs an independent counseling business. “It’s devastating when that happens.” Young is equally certain the team at Rock Canyon prevented tragedies. Post-Columbine, the Douglas County School District developed “an extensive protocol” for threat assessments that included counselors, social workers, psychologists, security staff and teachers, among others, she said. No red flag was ignored. “Even if a kid made a comment, `I just wish I wasn’t alive’, boom, we did a suicide assessment,” Young said. “We’d cancel our appointments for the day. We didn’t ignore anything.” At about 900-to-1, DCSD’s ratio of Safety continues on Page 9

Memorial fund opens for slain woman’s family Service, concert in planning stages for Tatiana Klamo By Hannah Garcia

hgarcia@coloradocommunitymedia.com In the week after Tatiana Klamo was shot to death by her son in her Highlands Ranch home, flowers have piled up outside the business she owned, cards have been taped to the glass doors and lit candles have lined the sidewalk. “I haven’t taken any of them down,” said Brian McCoy, who co-owned the American Stitch Factory in Littleton with 6x1.75_BringAppetite_Layout 1 2/3/14 11:15 AM Klamo.

Family friends have opened an account at FirstBank, the Tatiana Klamo Memorial Fund, to benefit her three surviving children. Donations can be made at any location. McCoy said a concert and a memorial service are in the planning stages and will take place within the next few weeks. Meanwhile, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is not releasing new details about the case. “The investigation is still open,” DCSO spokeman Sgt. Ron Hanavan said. On Jan. 31, Klamo was shot and killed by her 15-year-old son, Robert, before he used the gun to kill himself. His sisters esPage 1 caped from a second-story window and

one of them was seriously injured. Investigators have not defined a motive, but McCoy said Robert Klamo suffered from some kind of mental illness. “His mother wanted to take him back to the hospital and he didn’t want to go,” McCoy said. McCoy said the son either was not taking his medication or it was “no longer enough.” He said Robert Klamo was a “brilliant” and “funny” child. “He was extremely intelligent, had a love for instruments. He was really creative,” McCoy said. “When he was on his medication, he was very loving. He was a Klamo continues on Page 13

Tatiana Klamo was killed on Jan. 31 by her 15-year-old son before he shot himself. Courtesy photo

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This one’s for the dogs, and cats too As someone who covers the state Legislature, it’s common for me to write about lawmakers who fight like cats and dogs. Yeah, yeah, I get it. Legislators will tell you that more than 90 percent of bills are passed with bipartisan support. No argument there. But do they really expect the press to write about a unanimous resolution to designate the month of July as Go Fly a Kite Month? Not sure if that’s something that’s actually happened, but you get my point. On the heavy-duty bills having to do with gun control and oil and gas regulations, lawmakers sure do know how to throw down, steel cage-style. They fight and scratch and claw and bite, and covering that messy business can get old after a while. So imagine my delight when I found out that a group of lawmakers, who at times fight like cats and dogs, get together periodically to talk about taking care of cats and dogs — and other cute critters, large and small. The Colorado Legislative Animal Caucus, or CLAW, is made up of a bipartisan group of lawmakers who deal with any kind of legislation having to do with animals. “We discuss all kinds of animal issues,” said state Sen. David Balmer, R-Centennial, a caucus co-chairman. “Large animals like horses and cows and very small animals like reptiles and birds. We discuss everything.” The caucus gets together to discuss potential legislation. The consensus on issues is non-binding, but it serves a starting point for animal bills that end up being introduced at the Capitol. As a reporter who can lose political romance due to the often-ugly sausage-making process at the Capitol, I gotta tell you that it’s kind of nice being able to recognize lawmakers who take time to craft legislation aimed at protecting our “Snausage” eating four-legged friends. When folks think about the role of state legislators, they think of budget committees and floor votes. Few would guess that lawmakers convene as a special body to talk

about animal welfare issues. “I think some folks might be surprised,” said Rep. Steve Lebsock, D-Thornton, a CLAW caucus member. “But, to be honest with you, 60 percent of the households in Colorado have either a dog or cat. They might be surprised if we didn’t have a caucus. “People love animals. Their little dogs and cats are like their children and grandchildren. I think a lot of people would be really proud to see their lawmakers looking out for the welfare of animals in the state.” Caucus member Rep. Lois Court, DDenver, said it shouldn’t come as any surprise that the legislature has its own caucus that deals with issues pertaining to animals. “We have caucuses to talk about the disabled, veterans and rural Colorado,” she said. “Our constituents across the state have a gazillion of particular interests. And there is a huge population in this state who is concerned about animal welfare.” While lawmakers who participate in the CLAW caucus do so out of a love for animals, not everything that the body deals with is touchy-feely legislation. They actually take up quite a few controversial issues. For example, last year the Legislature passed a bill that designates shelter dogs and cats as being the official state pet, something that spurred opposition from breeders and pet shop businesses. And Lebsock introduced a bill that would limit the practice of tail docking, where a dairy cow’s tail is partially amputated. That bill, which received opposition from dairy groups, didn’t make it out of the Capitol last

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year, but Lebsock is pleased that the issue could end up on the ballot this fall. So, just like any other issue, all politics is local when it comes to animal matters. “I think legislators are reticent to vote against a bill that’s helping dogs and cats,” Balmer said. “But when it comes to the large animal issues, you can almost predict how a legislator is going to come down on it based on how their district looks.” If you know Balmer, his participation in the CLAW caucus should come as no surprise. He is known at the Capitol as the “dog legislator.” Last year, Balmer sponsored legislation that created law enforcement training practices whenever cops encounter dogs at crime scenes. The legislation was spurred by incidents where dogs were shot and killed by officers who were responding to house calls. And this year, Balmer’s bill to allow emergency medical personnel to provide medical care to domestic dogs and cats is expected to become law. Balmer owns three dogs — two vizlas (a type of Hungarian hunting dog) and a German Long-haired pointer. Balmer boasts his love of dogs through his email tag, which reads: Be as good as your dog. The Centennial senator is a dog lover — and who can blame a guy for that? “Dogs are inherently good,” he said. “They are always trying to celebrate your homecoming. When you go to the grocery store and come back home, it’s a big deal for them. Any time you’re having a sad day, your dog will sense it and comfort you. They are a greater creature of love than we are.” Tell me about it. Bennie, my 11-year-old mystery mutt, has been a vital part of my life since he was a puppy. If I could point to the day when I fell in love with him, it was when I was watching a Cubs game on TV. Livid at the Cubs performance — which, as a Cubs fan, I often am — I threw my Cubs cap at the TV set in disgust. Bennie, who was on the couch with me, looked up at me for a second, hopped off

the couch, fetched my baseball cap and brought it back to me. Oh, the goosebumps I still get from that. Most recently, I came home from a Super Bowl party, depressed and dejected from the Broncos’ performance. I wanted nothing to do with anyone or anything. I flopped on the couch and stared at the wall, deflated and miserable. Bennie hopped on the couch, shook his tail and licked my face. Suddenly, life was so much better. The solace in having your heart broken is coming home to a dog who licks your wounds. Balmer’s love for dogs knows no bounds. He was a major in the Army reserves who served a tour in Afghanistan in 2002. The streets were full of stray Dogs of War who lacked food and veterinary care. “They stayed with us and slept in the shade of our vehicles,” he said. “We weren’t supposed to let them get in any of our vehicles, but a lot of our soldiers did. I always looked the other way.” Court is touched whenever she comes across military veterans with service dogs, who provide companionship for soldiers in need of loyalty and love. “Their pets are life-savers for them,” she said. “They are incredibly important members of their families. Whenever Balmer leaves office, if he is remembered as being nothing other than a dog champion, he’s totally OK with that. “I couldn’t be more proud of that label,” he said. “I have spent nine years at the Capitol developing a reputation as a conservative Republican, which I’m also proud of. But I am immensely proud to be known as the dog legislator. People are calling me that now and I couldn’t be happier to have that moniker and wear it with pride.” Vic Vela is the legislative reporter for Colorado Community Media. He can be reached at vvela@coloradocommunitymedia.com. Follow Vic on Twitter, @VicVela1.

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Middle schoolers dive into ‘Shark Tank’ Project based on reality show takes students on fun multi-subject plunge By Jane Reuter

jreuter@coloradocommunitymedia.com The investors were shrewd and thorough, the young inventors nervous but knowledgeable and the products they pitched original — in some cases fantastic — but always fictional. All were players in the recent Rocky Heights Middle School version of the reality show, “Shark Tank.” The 8th-graders’ presentations to parents playing the role of investors culminated a month-long project created by language arts teacher Judi Holst. “It was a little idea one Friday night that turned into this great unit,” she said. ABC’s “Shark Tank,” in which aspiring entrepreneurs pitch their products to a panel of potential investors, is among Holst’s favorite shows. She turned it on one evening after fruitlessly pondering an original way to mix math and science into her language arts instruction. Inspiration struck. Holst expanded on the show’s idea, first leading students through the steps that precede pitching a product. “I had them brainstorm what are some problems in the world that still need to be solved,” the 20-year teacher said. “They weren’t huge problems, but they were problems to them.” One girl suggested an app that would

From left, Rocky Heights Middle School eighth-graders Dani Shafer, Elle Bailey and Kaila Tangney spend time in the “Shark Tank,” pitching their pet food container to potential parent investors at the conclusion of their month-long project. Courtesy photo sync a movie, allowing a ticket holder to keep watching the film while in the theater bathroom or standing in line for popcorn. Another student advocated for a rotating holiday tree that would allow for easier decorating. Teams of students then made sure their inventions were original, determined the materials they’d need, created logos, calculated profit margins and wrote presentation proposals. Parent volunteers, instructed by Holst

not to go easy on the students, played the “sharks.” “The parents really took it to heart,” she said. “The kids had no idea what they were going to be asked, so they needed to know their product really well.” Some students said their moments

in the middle school “shark tank” were tense. Carefully rehearsed presentations took unexpected turns under the pressure of surprise questions. “I didn’t know what (the parents) would say,” said Elle Bailey, who with two other students successfully pitched a no-mess pet feeder. “In your head, it sounds like everything would work, but when you say it to other parents, it can sound not the way you want it to,” she said. Nasser Marrakchi and his team had similar success with the Feel Jacket, designed to heat the wearer in the winter, and cool them during the summer. “They were just throwing out random questions,” he said. “You have to think of the answers on the spot. Especially when you’re in a group, you wouldn’t know who’s going to answer it.” Marrakchi, whose team also got financial backing, summed the project up as “a great experience.” “It helped us with our public speaking skills,” he said, adding he also learned how to find solutions when the group couldn’t agree. “It was fun being able to work with a group of friends, collaborating to make something we can all use,” Bailey said. “I looked forward to the whole building of a product that came from our minds.” Student reviews were so favorable Holst plans to make the “Shark Tank” unit a regular part of her curriculum.

Eldorado Elementary closes down after overnight smoke from kiln Staff report Students at Eldorado Elementary can thank a plastic bag for an unexpected day off. The bag, left on top of a hot kiln, melted during the early morning hours of Feb. 5. The smoke it generated filled the school’s common areas, including the main hallway and adjoining rooms. Douglas County School District employees reportedly needed to filter the air before allowing students and staff back into the building.

The kiln was left on to fire ceramics overnight, Eldorado Elementary Principal Katy Kollasch wrote in an email to parents about the incident. “This is not unusual in schools, as the evening is an ideal time to ensure the firing process for our art work is uninterrupted, and will not interfere with the energy use in our building throughout the day,” she wrote. Firefighters who responded to the Highlands Ranch school found no fire or damage aside from the smoke, Kollasch said. Classes resumed as normal Feb. 6.

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Commissioners repeal blanket open-carry ban Metal detector deactivated at county building By Virginia Grantier

vgrantier@coloradocommunitymedia.com A metal detector near the entrance of the Douglas County commissioners’ hearing room recently was deactivated. That happened because of the county commissioners’ December decision to repeal a resolution adopted in 2003 that had “prohibited open carrying of firearms in all Douglas County facilities.” County spokeswoman Wendy Holmes said it is her understanding that the decision to repeal was made because the county hasn’t had a problem with open carry — and it’s “an individual liberty that our commissioners believe is extremely important.” Also, the county’s practice wasn’t consistent with state law, which requires that where open carry is prohibited, signs must be posted. Only the fairgrounds had a sign outlawing open carry and that sign is now gone. Another sign, removed recently from the Philip S. Miller building where the commissioners meet, didn’t refer to firearms — just prohibited knives, explosives and martial arts weapons, Holmes said. The open-carry item — along with several others dealing with rules on county proper-

ties — was unanimously approved Dec. 17 as a consent agenda item. Holmes said there would have been opportunity for public comment if a member of the public had seen it on the consent agenda and requested that it be removed from the consent agenda. That didn’t happen. In the county’s new resolution, open carrying of firearms is prohibited only where signs have been posted — either permanently or temporarily — at the discretion of the county manager. Currently, only the Douglas County Justice Center is posted to prohibit firearms. Holmes said there will still be a security guard at the Philip S. Miller building and the metal detector will remain there because there may be times when they need to use it. However, for the most part, it will remain inactive. Douglas County Sheriff Dave Weaver posted a statement on Facebook Jan. 27 in response to citizens’ questions, which informed people about the county’s current policy and expressed his support for Castle Rock’s efforts to repeal its open-carry ban. “As the Sheriff of Douglas County, I want you to know I support the repeal to ban open carry in Castle Rock. Even though each city and town (for example, town council) is responsible for enforcing and upholding their own ordinances, I do have an opinion on such matters. “I do not though have the right to commu-

nicate to a town or city what they may or may not do or can or cannot do. As your Sheriff, my department and I are strictly responsible for the unincorporated areas of Douglas County only. We are responsible to enforce the laws that are passed for the county and the citizens in that county. The current ordinance that is in place to ban open carry in certain areas of Castle Rock (buildings, parks, trails, etc.) which is where the conversation started is not something I agree with and I definitely support the decision to repeal the ban altogether. “It is also important to note that in the unincorporated areas of Douglas County where I am the Sheriff, parks, trails and open space, open carry is permissible. Open carry is also allowed in county buildings with the exception of the justice center and a few places where it says `no weapons.’ As your current Sheriff, I will continue to support the Constitution and uphold my oath to the office I represent.” On Jan. 28, Castle Rock Town Council repealed its 13-year-old open-carry ban by a 4-3 vote. A citizens’ referendum effort officially began the day after, but if it isn’t successful, the repeal is scheduled to go in effect Feb. 27, allowing open carry in all town-owned buildings and facilities, except municipal court and in areas that are within 1,000 feet of a school. A majority of Castle Rock police officers

HOW THE CONSENT ITEM APPEARED The repeal of the 10-year-old county open-carry ban (limited to public places) appeared as letter (R) on the consent agenda during the Dec. 17 Douglas County Board of County Commissioners business meeting with the following description: “Resolution Concerning the Use of Douglas County Owned or Operated Buildings, Facilities, Parks, Trails and Open Space; Barbara Drake — Deputy County Manager.” With the new resolution, four prior resolutions, adopted by county commissioners between the years of 2003 and 2005 and pertaining to uses on county properties were consolidated and streamlined into one resolution (R013-153). One dealt with smoking bans; one with skateboarding activities; another specifically with parks, trails and open space regulations such as use of alcohol, treatment of wildlife, swimming, camping, pets, etc.; and a fourth with firearms. None of those items were specifically mentioned on the agenda outline. During the streamlining process, nothing that was not pertaining to the topic of firearms was changed for the newly created resolution.

expressed they wanted the ban to stay in place — as did the town’s Public Safety Commission, which advises the council on police and fire matters. In Douglas County, Sgt. Ron Hanavan, Douglas County sheriff’s spokesman, said the commissioners didn’t ask for the department’s input before making their decision. “They didn’t ask, and we wouldn’t expect them to,” he said. “In this scenario, it’s basically what the board (wants).”

Effort to repeal gun measure rejected Bill targeted law requiring background checks By Vic Vela

vvela@coloradocommunitymedia.com Another gun battle took center stage at the Capitol on Feb. 3, as a Senate committee rejected a Republican effort to undo a key Democrat-backed gun measure from last year. Testimony on a bill that sought to repeal a law that

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Several supporters of Rivera’s bill said that the new requirements are burdensome to law-abiding citizens. “As long as Democrats are in office they are going to be going after our Second Amendment Rights,” said Joe Neville of Rocky Mountain Gun Owners. But supporters of the new background checks pointed to results. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation says that 104 people who tried buying guns last year failed background checks because they had criminal records. That’s a testament to the background checks law expansion, supporters said. And if even one of those background checks stops just one criminal from getting their hands on a gun, the law is worth it, they said. “The value of one life is worth the inconvenience of the others,” said Sen. Irene Aguilar, D-Denver. Dave Hoover, a longtime police officer whose nephew, A.J. Boik, was killed in the Aurora theater shooting, was one of several people to speak in opposition of Rivera’s repeal effort. Hoover said that Coloradans should do “anything we can do to prevent gun violence” and that he doesn’t want “anybody else to get that phone call,” which informed him that his nephew had been shot. “It’s about accountability,” Hoover said. “It’s about holding gun holders responsible for what they do when they get rid of their firearms.” Though emotional at times, the hearing lacked the intensity of last year’s gun bill committee hearings. In fact, Rivera and other Republican senators thanked Sen. Jessie Ulibarri, D-Commerce City, the committee chairman, for his handling of the hearing. Still, Sen. Ted Harvey, R-Highlands Ranch, a committee member, said that Democrats who pushed for the gun laws still aren’t paying attention to voters who didn’t appreciate their efforts last year. “You didn’t listen close enough because there are three senators who aren’t here,” Harvey said.

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School board meeting attendance capped Number of chairs available to audience is 87 By Jane Reuter

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People sat on the floor and stood during the packed Jan. 21 school board meeting. Former board candidate Julie Keim was among those who stood throughout the three-hour-plus meeting. Photo by Jane Reuter

After a standing-room-only crowd overflowed the board’s Castle Rock chambers during its Jan. 21 meeting, the Douglas County School District made the call to restrict attendance at its meetings to those who are seated. Though fire code allows a total of 145 people in the room, a total of 87 chairs now will be available for audience members. Those who cannot find a seat will not be allowed to attend the meeting, according to security staff. Though there was no formal action taken on the matter, security guards at the Feb. 4 meeting told some audience members about the change as they entered the meeting — the first board meeting since Jan. 21.

DCSD spokeswoman Paula Hans said that given the current boardroom set up, “including space for media and other code requirements, a maximum of 87 chairs can be placed in the room.” The change was prompted by safety concerns, DCSD leaders said, and is not an effort to limit attendance. During the Jan. 21 meeting, audience members sat on the floor and stood. Still more people stood in a hall outside the meeting room. A series of controversial changes instituted by the school board in the last few years regularly have brought a deluge of concerned community members to the group’s meeting. Standing-room-only school board meetings have not been uncommon. “Concerns about public participation are unfounded,” Hans wrote in an email. “Public outreach in DCSD has never been more robust than now.” For instance, under new board president Kevin Larsen’s direction, public comment time has been expanded from two to three

minutes per person. Also under Larsen, the board is introducing its “Board Unplugged” meetings, with the first one scheduled for March 3 at Parker’s Cimarron Middle School. Though it will be an evening meeting, the start time has not been set yet. The meetings are a new effort to connect on a more informal level with community members, board members say, and a return to the types of meetings the group once held quarterly at various schools throughout Douglas County. The March 3 meeting substitutes for the board’s first regular meeting of the month, and is the first of three the board plans through the end of the school year. The second meetings in March, April and May — set for 7 p.m. each third Tuesday — will be held in the board meeting room of DCSD’s administration building in Castle Rock. There will be “Board Unplugged” meetings on the first Tuesday each of those months at various locations throughout the district.

No applications yet filed for board vacancy President not worried about lack of candidates to fill seventh seat By Jane Reuter

jreuter@coloradocommunitymedia. com Douglas County School Board President Kevin Larsen said he isn’t worried about filling the board’s current vacant seat, though no one so far has applied to fill it. The deadline for applications is Feb. 21. “I want to have many good candidates to choose from,” Larsen said. “Even if there are no applications in yet, I’m certainly aware of people who are considering applying. My suspicion is many people may be inclined to wait until the very last moment to submit.” If the seat isn’t filled within 60 days after it is officially declared vacant — which the board did on Jan. 21 — Colorado state statute allows a school board president to appoint a replacement. That’s not something Larsen wants to do. “If we know going into the final week we haven’t yet had anybody, we’d make sure to step up our efforts to get people to come out,” he said. Six-year board member Justin Williams submitted his resignation Jan. 6, citing a desire to spend more time with his family and making his removal effective immediately. When former board member Dan

Gerken resigned in early 2013, only two people initially applied for the seat. The school board extended the application deadline a week, eventually getting 15 applications and conducting extended public interviews among six finalists. Larsen acknowledges people may be hesitant to throw a hat in the ring. Since 2009, the school board has often enacted controversial policies aimed at fast-paced education reform. Those changes have been both praised and criticized, and those strong opinions were reflected in the November 2013 board election. “I think a lot of people give it very deep thought,” Larsen said, noting board members are scrutinized and expected to devote long hours to the volunteer position. “This is for me a fun position, but you’ve got to be ready for the big leagues. This is not for the meek or thin-skinned.” Potential candidates must live in District F, which includes portions of eastern and southern Parker and some of Elbert County. The position will expire in November 2015. All seven current board members support the district’s controversial education reform policies, which the four unsuccessful candidates challenged. Many community members who supported the alternative candidates are advocating for a new member who represents their views. Larsen said the board will choose Williams’ replacement carefully. “There’s no predisposition, and there are no slam dunks,” he said.

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Search for library director almost done Decision to be made soon on two finalists By Virginia Grantier

vgrantier@coloradocommunitymedia.com The shoes are close to being filled. Douglas County Libraries has two finalists for the library director position that has been open since Jan. 17, the last day of work for longtime director Jamie LaRue. LaRue, after 23 years of service, is now giving talks to library systems around the world on innovative practices he initiated at a library system that was considered the worst in the state when he arrived and now is ranked as the best library system in the nation in its circulation class. The search committee received a total of 17 applications from states as far away as California and North Carolina. But one of the two finalists was found close by. And the other one used to be close by. Finalist David Farnan has served as the associate director of community services for Douglas County Libraries since 2008. Before that he was the adult services coordinator as well as the public services

Redemption by John Brackney

South Metro Denver Chamber President and CEO

Errors, Mistakes, Sins, Oversights, Transgressions, they come in all styles and variations. Most of us slip-up every day – sometimes in a small way, other times in a larger way. We try our hardest to avoid big, life changing mistakes. When we do mess up, we’re often faced with the task of remedying the error. Fortunately most can be settled by straightforward acknowledgment and apology. When authentically provided and gracefully accepted an apology can mean equally as much to the provider as to the receiver. Both are able to move on. More serious mistakes likely mean more effort to pay the debt, right the wrong or make amends. Hopefully we grow from all of our mistakes and become better people. We shouldn’t seek to avoid missteps however – they are how we grow, learn and get stronger. We should do our best to avoid lapses in judgment that either knowingly or unknowingly hurt others and when we do make them we should be our best to fix them. We received an anonymous letter and $500 money order last week from the Greater Seattle area (and no, not regarding the Seahawks - more on that below).

supervisor for the Cleveland HeightsUniversity Heights Public Library system from 2001-08. He currently serves on the Colorado Association of Libraries Executive Council and the Board of the Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC). The other finalist is from Iowa — Robert Pasicznyuk, the current director of Cedar Rapids Public Library. Prior to moving to Iowa, Pasicznyuk was DCL’s associate director of information technology from 2004 to 2009. From 1997-2004, he was the information technology officer and systems analyst/internet developer at Pikes Peak Library District. From 1996 to 2009, he was also an adjunct faculty member at University of Denver’s Library and Information Science School. The two finalists have undergone multiple interviews and a decision is expected soon. “The board is committed to finding a dedicated and visionary leader for Douglas County Libraries,” said Demetria Heath, a library trustee who is chairing the personnel committee for this effort. The committee, which includes members of DCL’s human resources department and the full board of library trustees, began a national search for candidates in October.

The author reflected on his life as a boy growing up in South Metro Denver and expressed regret and disappointment over one of his youthful transgressions. This gentleman was seeking to make amends for taking small items from a local retail store, long since out of business, in order to impress his friends. For over 40 years he has remembered this mistake and wondered how to redeem himself. His letter, in part below, is noteworthy: “I hope that when my life is done that I will have done more good than harm. I try each day to live my life to help others and improve myself. But the guilt associated with this behavior, and many other poor decisions, lingers as something unresolved. Now in my older age and reflecting on my life, I realize I am a different man than I was years ago, but my past still serves as a reminder of how far I have left to go. I cannot know how many people I have hurt over time, nor am I able to remember the names and faces of even those that I know I hurt. But I do remember the store and know I never made amends. I wish that little store were still open so I could make amends directly. Instead, I thought the organization that represents such stores might be my closest alternative. Enclosed is $500 which represents the value of the items plus interest, with a little bit more added in. I appreciate what you do for your community and for allowing me the opportunity to try and restore, to some small degree, a wrong I did to a member of your community.” Powerful words. Somewhere in Seattle is a good man who is working to get bet-

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ter. Seattle – you’re fortunate to have him. We accepted his gesture with appreciation and thoughtfulness for how we all can seek redemption. To make what was wrong right, to clear the day and move forward. We are re-committing our efforts at the South Metro Denver Chamber to support all small businesses in their toil to provide great value and service to their customers and clients so that they grow and prosper. When small businesses do well many others can fulfill their dreams, our community gets stronger and our quality of life increases. We should all follow this example as we reflect on any wrongs we’ve done and how to fix them. Thank you, Anonymous. Now to the Super Bowl. To the Seattle Seahawks players, organization, city, region, and fans: congratulations on a great victory. You beat us fair and square. Sorry we didn’t give you a tougher fight but you’ve left no doubt that you deserve to be Super Bowl Champions. Your region is awesome, and from one great area to another we wish you joy and happiness, and the satisfaction that your efforts have produced champions. We continue to be proud of our team, the Denver Broncos, especially Pat Bowlen, John Fox, John Elway, Peyton Manning, the rest of the team and the fans. You’re a first class organization and team and you’ve helped us to attain championship status as a city and world-wide recognition over the decades. Thank you for taking us there! Seattle – hope to see you again in Super Bowl XLIX. Let’s Prosper together! More blog posts from John Brackney can be read at www.bestchamber.com.

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Thursday, February 13th:

Littleton Business Coalition Breakfast Norgren, 5400 S. Delaware St., Littleton Women in Leadership: Pamela Schenck-Kelly on Being True to Your Brand Chamber Conference Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Centennial

Friday, February 14th:

Economic Development Group Breakfast Chamber Conference Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Centennial

Monday, February 17th:

Save Lives and Sort Medical Supplies with Project CURE 10337 E. Geddes Ave., Centennial

Tuesday, February 18th:

Business Bible Study Chamber Conference Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Centennial Business Leaders for Responsible Government: Senator Mark Udall Fundraiser Rock Bottom Brewery, 1001 16th Street, Denver Business Leaders for Responsible Government Board of Advisors Chamber Conference Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Centennial

Wednesday, February 19th:

E.L.I.T.E. Board of Advisors Chamber Conference Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Centennial Southwest Business Alliance: Ronald Hopp, Director, Foothills Park & Rec District Peak Community & Wellness Center, 6612 S. Ward St., Littleton Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Celebration for The Joint the Chiropractic Place 15405 E. Briarwood Circle, Aurora

Thursday, February 20th:

Health & Wellness Initiative Advisory Board Chamber Conference Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Centennial 2014 Community Leaders Forum Arapahoe Community College, 5900 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton Are You Prepared? Emergency Crisis in the Workplace Safety Seminar Chamber Conference Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Centennial Centennial Gun Club Grand Opening and Ribbon Shooting 6649 Paris St., Centennial 1st Annual E.L.I.T.E. Dodgeball Tournament Littleton Family YMCA, 11 W. Dry Creek Ct., Littleton Under new management, Elements Therapeutic Massage SouthGlenn held a grand re-opening and ribbon cutting celebration with clients, community leaders, and fellow Chamber Investors. Centennial Mayor Cathy Noon welcomed the new business and helped cut the ribbon with owner John Fornarola and guests. Attendees enjoyed healthy Hors d’oeuvres and smoothies provided by Sava Catering as well as massage giveaways. www.elementsmassage.com/southglenn

Home Care Assistance of Centennial welcomed clients, families, community leaders and fellow Chamber Investors to celebrate the ribbon cutting and grand opening of their newest location in Centennial. Hors d’oeuvres, wine, smoothies and excellent giveaways were the order of the day as attendees toured the new facility. The organization provides the highest quality in-home care for seniors with flexible hourly and 24 hour live-in care plans. www.centennialhca.com

The Joint... the Chiropractic Place celebrated the grand opening of their 8th Denver location at the corner of University and Dry Creek in Centennial with a party and ribbon cutting with company management, clients and fellow Chamber Investors. Offering an alternative approach to healthcare, The Joint brings affordable and convenient chiropractic services to the public with an open, inviting atmosphere. www.thejoint.com

Friday, February 21st:

Social Marketing for Business: Converting Leads to Sales Chamber Conference Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Centennial Rocky Mountain Energy Council Board of Advisors Chamber Conference Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Centennial

Sunday, February 23rd:

2014 American Lung Association Fight for Air Climb Republic Plaza, 370 17th Street, Denver


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Inspiration, hope for generations to come A high school student kills a classmate. Another sets himself on fire. Still another murders his mother. Those things happened in Denver’s suburbs in a recent six-week span. Across the country, media reports tell far and wide of teenagers doing something horribly wrong. But there are inspirational stories, too, stories of teen achievement, of overcoming obstacles. Typically, though, they don’t generate much media buzz outside of the immediate community. Recently, one did. Bailey Roby is an 18-year-old varsity basketball player for Mountain Vista High School in Highlands Ranch. In late January, he found himself at the center of controversy because he runs the court on two prosthetic

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legs. The Colorado High School Activities Association made a mid-season ruling that Roby’s appearances in games compromised his and other players’ safety. For several days, it looked like the fan favorite’s playing career was over. Still, he was poised to be there for his teammates. “Now, I just gotta sit on the bench and support (the team),” Roby said after the Jan. 24 game that, at the time, looked to be his

last. “The most important thing is being a part of the team.” We were the first media outlet to report on Roby’s plight, but far from the last. The story was covered by most of Denver’s print and digital media but also was picked up by, among many others, “Good Morning America” and the British newspaper the Daily Mail. Facebook and Twitter were abuzz as social media campaigns ignited by Mountain Vista students and community members pushed to get Roby back in the game. And that’s what happened. Upon further review, CHSAA decided Roby could play as long as both teams agreed to it. The idea that Roby represented a safety risk confounded many. “I don’t think Bailey is a hazard to anyone on the floor and certainly not to himself,”

said Roby’s father, Scott. “He’s been in hundreds of practices and he played junior varsity last year. If he falls down, he gets back up.” Roby’s statistics certainly won’t draw all-state attention — he averages 1.4 points per game, with a season-high of 3, generally seeing action when the powerhouse Golden Eagles have a victory wrapped up. The state playoffs tip off in a couple of weeks and it’s likely Roby’s on-court role will become even smaller. But he’ll be there if the team needs him. Just like his classmates and the community were there when he needed them. Teamwork. Overcoming obstacles. Getting up when you get knocked down. Teenagers learning life lessons. There’s plenty of good news out there.

In the tower, looking down, looking back

Measuring success one inch at a time One of my favorite things about writing this column is the interaction and communication with the community. I appreciate you all for the feedback, recommendations, and support you have provided over the years. Last week I received one of those communications I love so much via email. One of our local readers wanted to know why I haven’t been more diligent about following up on the pursuit of our goals and New Year’s Resolutions as I have in years past, especially right at the beginning of the year. I am glad that some of you look forward to the challenges and prodding from yours truly when it comes to the pursuit of your goals and dreams. And the fact that you reach out and share those dreams means even more to me than you can imagine. Well, let me ask you now that we are just a little more than a month into the New Year, how are you doing with your resolutions, goals and plans? Are you right where you thought you would be? Are you ahead of schedule? Or maybe you aren’t quite where you wanted to be or where you thought you might be by now. The good news is that we have only completed one-twelfth of the year. Imagine the year as if you were looking at a 12-inch ruler with the month of January sitting on the oneinch mark. It’s easy to see or imagine that there is still so much more time ahead of us than there is behind us. So even if we haven’t gotten off to a super strong start yet, or we have realized that we still have more work to do, the balance of the year works in our favor. Now, continue to use your imagination. Think of each inch as the next month in the year and the space between each as a 30-day window. Get the visual in your head, maybe even transfer the image to paper or an electronic document. What are the things that need to happen in each month, each 30day window that will help you with the achievement of your goals and dreams? You see we can’t measure

success if we do not know what it is we are measuring. What does success look like in February? What will it look like in March? And what does success mean along our individual ruler or path to success? There is more good news. Success can come in all shapes and sizes and can be accomplished along any time line. There are immediate wins, near-term successes, mid-range accomplishments, and the successful achievement of long-term goals. And there is even more good news. Success begets success. That’s right, the more we succeed, the more likely it is that success will follow us wherever we go. How about you? Where are you in the pursuit of your goals and dreams? I am sure there are many of you who don’t need me to be your weekly reminder or coach when it comes to being driven to succeed. And I am sure there are many of you who have someone or something that inspires and motivates you as you seek success. My hope is that this week you will realize that there is still so much time left this year to set our goals and resolutions and just as much time to pursue and achieve our modest and even wildest dreams. I would love to hear all about where you see yourself on the ruler and how you plan on pursuing personal success at gotonorton@gmail.com. Remember, when we identify what we want and plan for our own success, it will be a better than good week. Michael Norton is a resident of Highlands Ranch, the former president of the Zig Ziglar Corp. and the CEO/ founder of www.candogo.com.

Mick Jagger said, “Time waits for no one.” No, it doesn’t. I just turned around and I’m on Medicare. My only living relative is my sister, Cindy. My college professors are dropping one by one. I was grading portfolios a week ago, it seems like. And now I have been retired for 11 years. It’s kind of fascinating to be up in the tower like coach Bear Bryant, looking down and looking back on my life. Maybe you have done the same thing. In the dream-like moments between wake and sleep, I reminisce about ex-girlfriends, my father, when I was a student. During one stretch I went to different schools four years in a row. One in Michigan, two in California, and one in Ohio. There was a lot of moving going on, and a lot of readjustments that had to be made. Everyone has had a handful of days that were important, that can make us sentimental or emotional when we think about them. Graduation day, the day you met your future wife or husband, the day your child was born. The day you were hired or fired, divorced, or checked into rehab. What if you didn’t go to that concert in the first place? You never would have met Vera, Chuck or Dave. If you skipped that surprise party, you might not have met Janalee, Andy or Thor. I have questions that I want to ask my father, and I can’t. I want to know why we moved from Michigan to Pennsylvania and then back to Michigan. The only source of that information is deceased. If you have some unanswered questions, ask them now, because you never

know. My life really changed for the first time on Aug. 8, 1963, when I was the only witness in one of Ohio’s most sensational crimes, the murder of a high school cheerleader. It’s still around in my thoughts. Ten years later, my life changed again. I vividly remember being introduced to the chair of the University of California, Santa Barbara, art department, and the moment he offered me my first teaching job. I spent 13 hours one day in 1984, defending myself in front of a school committee because a pathological student had convinced enough people that she was telling the truth when she claimed I had entered her home and written messages in lipstick on her bathroom mirror. Among other fun accusations. It was the day the respect I had for my employer ended. One evening in October 2011, I gave a painting demonstration at the Curtis Arts and Humanities Center in Greenwood Village. Who was the first one to show up? A woman with undecided blue eyes introduced herself. Jennifer. These “sliding doors” happen all the Smith continues on Page 9

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Our veterans deserve better from the VA Editor’s note: The following was written by U.S. Reps. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.) and Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Ariz.) It is time for the federal government to fulfill its promise to our nation’s veterans and get our VA hospitals built, on time and without excessive and avoidable cost overruns. That’s why we are pushing bipartisan legislation to reform a broken bureaucratic system that has been harming our nation’s veterans and wasting precious taxpayer resources. As a Republican from Colorado and a Democrat from Arizona, we stand united in our desire to see the Aurora VA hospital and others around the country completed. To do that, we need serious reform of how the VA manages the construction process. Last year, the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee for Oversight and Investigations (O&I) held a hearing entitled “VA Construction Policy: Failed Plans Result in Plans That Fail.” Additionally, the full House Veterans Affairs Committee (HVAC) held a hearing on “Confronting Persistent Challenges in VA Major Construction and Lease Programs.” The take-away from these hearings, which is self-evident from the titles, is that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) struggles significantly with construction of healthcare facilities. At a subcommittee hearing last year, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) testified that delays in hospital construction projects in Aurora, Orlando, Las Vegas, and New Orleans are, on average, 35 months behind schedule and $336 million over budget.

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students to counselors is well outside the 250-to-1 level recommended by the American School Counselor Association. But that figure doesn’t include other mental health workers employed by the school district. Adding psychologists and social workers to the total halves that ratio to 452-to-1. DCSD’s current plans call for new training, but not adding staff. In March, campus security will be the first district staff members to undergo training in “Mental Health First Aid,” a program offered through the Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health Network that shows how to spot a developing emotional or mental health crisis and steps to take until help arrives or the crisis passes. “What we really want to do is build a community of safety,” said Colette Hohnbaum, student wellness program manager. “It takes that concerted effort.” DCSD prides itself on its safety protocols, particularly a $674,000 school marshal program introduced at the start of the school year it says is unique in the country. “From our board of education, superintendent and on down, we’ve identified safety as our number one priority in the school district moving forward,” said DCSD special education director Jason Germain, adding that includes both physical and psychological safety.

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time in films. The director has 90 minutes to take us back, and then to take us forward. “When Harry Met Sally” is a good example. I have been very lucky. I am very lucky. I wish that my father were still around. Other than that, I feel like I am having a good life. I am not signing off, I am just reminiscing on a bitterly cold night, when Jennifer is unable to come over.

Those numbers are simply unacceptable, for both taxpayers and veterans in need of care. As the chairman and a ranking member for O&I, we are disheartened by the findings of our subcommittee’s investigations into these projects, detailing gross mismanagement in every aspect of major medical facility construction, including design, operations, change orders and payments to prime contractors and subcontractors. At best, this pattern of mismanagement indicates utter incompetence. At worst, it shows complete disrespect to our nation’s veterans and to the American taxpayer by the VA’s Office of Construction and Facilities Management. We are committed to working with the VA to solve these problems because we should do everything in our power to help the VA provide veterans with quality care. In fact, the Congress as a whole has made substantial efforts to increase funding for the VA and its programs despite being in a time of serious budget constraints. However, the VA has not only squandered these taxpayer dollars but has also weakened the public’s trust in their ability to plan, budget,

Its efforts include cross-agency relationships to more quickly identify troubled students, text-a-tip and other student programs designed to encourage peer support and reporting, anti-bullying, suicide prevention and constant teacher and staff training. Its efforts extend well beyond school walls and throughout Douglas County. “If the entire community works together, that’s how we keep our kids safe,” Hohnbaum said. Counselors, whose job duties are myriad, need all the help they can get. Young was responsible on average for about 400 high school students each year. A third of her time was devoted to a child’s social/emotional needs, another third to academic concerns and another to career counseling. Counselors also are sometimes asked to supervise the lunch room, and proctor tests — taking more time away from their primary duties. It was much more than a 40-hour-a-week job. “You never felt you could do what you needed to do working individually with students and meeting the needs of parents,” Young said. “I looked for those kids who were struggling. But it was hard.” Parent Laura Mutton, president of a community group called Strong Schools Coalition, wishes more emphasis were placed on mental health. “We’re spending $675,000 a year to have policemen walk around our elementary schools,” she said. “As a parent, I don’t feel my child’s any safer because of this. I question that priority over mental health.

My screen saver is a picture of Smitty when his face was auburn, not gray like it is now. The one inevitability of owning a pet is that they will break your heart one day. Unless you own one of those tortoises that live for 200 years. Smitty is 10, and like me, he is now getting senior wellness examinations. I brought him home from the MaxFund Animal Shelter and Adoption Center on April 3, 2008. He looked at me through the bars on his crate and said, “Get me out of here, Dad.” Craig Marshall Smith is an artist, educator and Highlands Ranch resident. He can be reached at craigmarshallsmith@comcast.net.

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manage and ultimately construct major medical facilities. Veterans in Colorado, Louisiana, Florida, and Nevada have been waiting years for their facilities to be completed. The VA claims that the Aurora project will be completed by April 2015 but all evidence points to that deadline being unrealistic. Additionally, the completion date for the project in Orlando was pushed back to December of 2014, making that project now two years behind schedule. Unfortunately, even after numerous Congressional hearings and inquiries, the VA has done little to convince us they can meet any of their goals on time. That is why we introduced legislation to help with the completion of the VA medical center in Aurora, as well as other projects. H.R. 3593, the VA Construction Assistance Act of 2013, will implement GAO recommended reforms such as assigning medical equipment planners to major medical construction projects and streamlining the change-order process. We go one step further by requiring that an emergency manager, referred to as a “special project manager” from the Army Corps of Engineers, independent of the VA, be appointed to provide oversight for each existing VA major medical facility project currently under construction in order to make sure that the GAO recommendations are fully implemented and to take any additional steps necessary to help reduce both the cost and the delays that have plagued these projects. While this legislation was drafted and

introduced late last year, we delayed in bringing it up in order to see if conditions at the four VA hospital construction sites might improve. Unfortunately, there are no significant changes to warrant any further delays in moving forward with this proposal. According to the GAO’s report dated March of 2013, the Army Corps of Engineers has institutional knowledge and expertise in construction and, unlike the VA, consistently completes similar projects for the Department of Defense on-budget and on-time. The USACE will also provide oversight for the House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committees so that we in Congress can be apprised of their progress — or lack thereof — on these projects. Although the VA does provide great overall healthcare for our veterans, our tenor and posture will be to vigorously highlight that the VA needs a watchdog in order to successfully complete its construction projects. This has been and will continue to be the focus of our Oversight and Investigation Subcommittee during the 113th Congress. Our work, along with H.R. 3593, will help to ensure the VA has proper oversight and expertise guiding the management and ultimate completion of the Aurora VA Medical Center, as well as the other projects highlighted by the GAO. Our veterans cannot simply hope the VA improves. Rather, we must take action to push these projects forward.

“I’m afraid these services are cut so far back it’s hard for them to identify kids in a timely manner,” said Mutton, whose son knew Robert Klamo, the Mountain Vista High School student who killed his mother and then himself in their Highlands Ranch home Jan. 31. “How can we help them ahead of time so they don’t get to the point where they’re falling apart?” Young knows she and her fellow counsel-

ors provided a critical service. “I’ve had kids come back and tell me, `I really was going to kill myself, but you were there and you talked to me’,” she said. For her, the job is an ongoing effort to pay it forward. “I had a counselor that really helped me when I was in high school,” Young said. “If it hadn’t been for those significant people in my school, I don’t know where I’d be.”

U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman is the chairman of the House Veterans’ Subcommittee for Oversight and Investigations and U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick is the subcommittee’s ranking member.

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Sides gear up for fracking battle Fight expected over possible November ballot measure By Vic Vela

vvela@coloradocommunitymedia.com With a ballot measure looming that could determine the future of hydraulic fracking in Colorado, oil and gas industry leaders are preparing for a battle unlike any they’ve fought before. “We’ve got a serious fight on our hands in 2014,” said Tim Wrigley, president of the Western Energy Alliance. Wrigley’s comments came during a Jan. 31 fracking forum in downtown Denver, where leaders from the oil and gas industry and other business groups converged. The hour-long discussion focused on developing pro-industry voter outreach strategies in anticipation of a potential No-

vember ballot initiative that is being driven by anti-fracking advocates. Fracking is the mixing of water, sand and chemicals that are blasted deep into the surface to crack porous rock to free up blocked oil and gas. So far, five Colorado cities and more than 100 municipalities across the nation have either placed bans or other limits on the practice. The group behind the ballot proposal, the Colorado Community Rights Network, is the same organization that spearheaded last year’s successful ballot measure in Lafayette that banned any new oil and gas drilling there. If it makes it on to the ballot, the proposal — which was filed as a potential state constitutional amendment last month — would allow cities to block oil and gas development, as well as any other kind of business practice that could have harmful impacts on residents’ well-being. Organizers have until August to collect

86,105 valid signatures for the proposal to make it on the November ballot. Cliff Wilmeng of the Colorado Community Rights Network says the ballot proposal goes beyond allowing cities to ban fracking. “Oil and gas isn’t even mentioned in the amendment,” he said. “The motivation is to ensure communities are able to exercise fundamental democratic rights and self determination.” But the oil and gas industry knows exactly what the ballot proposal is all about — it’s a statewide effort that could have serious repercussions for the fracking business, something that they believe is a critically important industry practice. “The ground has shifted forever under our feet,” said Wrigley. “All eyes of the country are on our state now.”

No easy answers

Debate over fracking proves that there are no easy answers when it comes to this highly polarizing issue. Anti-fracking activists argue that it can have long-term effects on the environment and can cause drinking water contamination. Those who are adamantly opposed to fracking say that research into its effects on health has only begun to scratch the surface, as researchers continue to learn new information about the practice. For example, last week the University of Colorado released a study that indicates a higher percentage of birth defects among mothers who live near natural gas wells. But supporters of the industry insist that the practice is a safe one and one that creates jobs. They also point to statistics that show that fracking has made the U.S. less reliant upon foreign oil. “The facts are totally on our side,” said Tisha Schuller, president of the Colorado Oil and Gas Association. Schuller also told the forum that oil and gas money is so important to the state that 8 percent of Colorado’s economy would be at risk if the ballot measure proves successful. “It would be devastating,” she said. “It would take out Colorado’s economy immediately.” But Wilmeng said that the oil and gas industry is being “short-sided” on this issue, ignoring environmental threats, while corporate CEO’s pad their wallets. “If the oil and gas industry is so confident in their longevity and popularity in the state, they should defer the decision making to the people of Colorado,” he said.

The politics of fracking

Making the issue even more difficult are the complicated politics that surround it. Yes, polls show that most fracking supporters are Republicans and most who oppose the practice are Democrats. However, Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat and a geologist by trade, is a supporter of fracking. Schuller of COGA is a Democrat as well. Then there’s Fort Collins, located in Republican-leaning Larimer County, where voters last year put in place a five-year moratorium on fracking.

Hickenlooper’s position on fracking has at times put him at odds with environmental advocates and members of his own party. He and his administration are coplaintiffs in an oil and gas industry lawsuit against city of Longmont over its recent citizen-driven fracking ban. Hickenlooper’s administration’s position is that state law supersedes municipalities on matters like these. “The main frustration we have with Gov. Hickenlooper is that he has no respect for the fundamental right of democracy for the people of the state,” Wilmeng said. The Legislature has also been criticized by anti-fracking advocates for not doing enough on the issue. Senate President Morgan Carroll, DAurora, said the Legislature has taken steps to address some of those concerns. She pointed to an increase in the number of well inspectors and said the state has set up infrared cameras meant to detect methane near drill sites. Carroll also mentioned a bill that is making its way through the Capitol that would require warnings on home purchase contracts, letting potential buyers know whether the land is on a split-estate property where drilling can occur. And she said that the Legislature could deal with local control issues as early as this session. At the same time, Carroll acknowledged the political realities associated with the fracking issue. “There’s other things that, for some of us personally or for our districts, would like to see done,” she said. “But like every other bill, it’s a vote counting-process. “Sometimes what’s popular or unpopular with the public isn’t the same as what’s popular or unpopular with elected officials in the building,” she said. “I think this is a case where there is pent-up frustration for failing to see enough movement (at the Legislature) and I think it’s totally the prerogative of people at the local level to take issues into their own hands.” In the meantime, the fight over fracking continues and both sides are in the process of mapping out their strategies. Schuller urged fracking supporters to be sympathetic to the concerns of those who have doubts about the practice. “My overwhelming message is not about necessarily getting the facts out alone, this is about an empathetic connection, building trust for decades to come,” she said after last month’s forum. “Oil and gas has been here for 100 years and we’re going to be here for decades to come. How do we let people know that this has been done safely and effectively for communities for a very long time? That’s what we’re working on.” Wilmeng hopes that voters across the state connect to same message that rallied Lafayette voters — that the “unaccountable” oil and gas industry is engaging in a dangerous environmental practice that needs to be curbed. “We look at this as a movement,” he said of allowing local “self-determination” on matters such as fracking. “What we’re considering hasn’t been done in a very, very long time. There’s no question we’re moving forward on this.”

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February 13, 2014

Suicide prevention commission proposed By Vic Vela

vvela@coloradocommunitymedia.com Mountains and sunshine and healthy and active lifestyles aside, Colorado holds a dubious distinction that isn’t a part of the state’s tourism campaign. Colorado ranks among the highest in the nation for suicides. In 2012, more Coloradans died as a result of taking their own lives than those who were killed in a car wreck. And suicide is the leading cause of death among young persons between the ages of 10 and 34. “Despite being one the most beautiful states in the country, we have one of the highest suicide rates in the country — and consistently,” said state Sen. Linda Newell, D-Littleton. The question is why? Newell and Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp, DArvada, are hoping that a bill they are cosponsoring can help the state get to the bottom of that issue. The two lawmakers are behind Senate Bill 88, which would create the Suicide Prevention Commission. The commission would be made up of about 20 people who represent various sectors of society, including those with professional backgrounds that are relevant to suicide prevention. The commission would advise the current state Office of Suicide Prevention in developing priorities and action plans having to do with curbing suicides. The commission would also make annual recommendations to the governor’s office. “We’re hoping that, with this commission, we will prioritize (suicide prevention) and bring this up as an issue that we need to address and not be silent on anymore,” Newell said. Newell said that the staffing inside the

Office of Suicide Prevention — which is made up of one person — is inadequate and needs more help. “I’ve been asking for more resources for that office for two years and haven’t got it,” she said. “He’s been collecting data as much as possible but he doesn’t have time to analyze it. Newell said much of the commission’s work will be to focus on figuring out why Colorado’s suicide rate is so high. Newell pointed to several possible problem areas, such as the state’s large number of military veterans, the lack of access to mental health services in rural areas, and the Western U.S. culture of “rugged individualism,” one that doesn’t always translate to people seeking help. Kraft-Tharp said that it’s particularly disturbing to see young people committing suicide. She talked about the recent incident at Jefferson County’s Standley Lake High School, where a student doused himself with gasoline before deliberately set himself on fire. “This happens in our own neighborhoods, right around the corner,” KraftTharp said. “And we need to figure out why is affects our state.” Susan Marine, a board member of the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado, testified before the Senate Health and Human Services Committee on Feb. 6 in support of the bill. Marine’s two sons took their own lives, including one who was an assistant city attorney in Thornton. “My passion of being an advocate stems from my own loss and my hope that I can spare other parents from tragedies,” Marine told committee members. But Newell’s bill was met with skepticism from Republicans who wondered why this effort needs to be supported with state dollars. Sen. Kevin Lundberg, R-Berthoud, pointed to the bill’s fiscal note, which indicates that the commission will come with an annual price tag of at least $80,000.

LEGISLATIVE BRIEFS Logo vote bill rejected

It looks like Colorado’s new state logo is here to stay, after Democrats on a House committee rejected a bill that would allow the new symbol to go to the voters. The logo — which was initiated by Gov. John Hickenlooper’s office — features a green, snow-capped mountain with the letters “CO.” Businesses looking to tout their Colorado roots through marketing efforts will be able to use the new logo without having to pay state royalties. Rep. Bob Rankin, R-Carbondale, told the House Business, Labor, Economic and Workforce Development Committee during a Feb. 4 hearing that Coloradans ought to be able to vote on the new logo, citing criticism from those who don’t care for it. The committee rejected Rankin’s effort, following a party-line vote of 6-5.

Youth tanning bed restrictions move forward A tougher version of a bill that would restrict children from using tanning beds has cleared its first legislative hurdle. House Bill 1054 would ban all persons under 18 from using tanning beds. The bill is motivated by studies that show tanning beds can contain cancer-causing carcinogens. Rep. Cherylin Peniston, D-Westminster, has sponsored similar measures the last couple of years, though this year’s bill is tougher than ones she had previously introduced. It bans all youths from using tanning beds, regardless of whether they have a parent’s permission. The bill passed the House Health, Insurance and Environment Committee on Feb. 6, following a party-line vote of 6-5. The bill now heads to another House committee before it receives a full vote in the House.

Gun permit measure fails

“It tells me that you want the government to run this,” Lundberg told Newell. “I think you’ll find that this is just the tip of the iceberg in the fiscal note on what resources will be required.” And Sen. Larry Crowder, R-Alamosa, wondered whether he was being asked to

support a bill that creates more government, but doesn’t produce results. “Are we building a bureaucracy that creates an entity that has no action?” Crowder said. The committee will vote on the bill at a future hearing.

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Parolees face arrest under proposed ankle monitoring tampering bill

The House Appropriations Committee on Feb. 6 unanimously voted in support of a measure that would send parolees to jail if they remove or tamper with their electronic monitoring devices. Those who tamper with their devices are subject to an immediate warrant-less arrest. Motivation behind the bill, which is sponsored by Rep. Tim Dore, R-Elizabeth, stems from last year’s murder of Tom Clements, the Colorado prisons chief who was shot to death by a man on parole who had cut off his ankle monitoring bracelet. The bill now heads to a vote on the floor of the House.

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Retailers who sell synthetic drugs will face fines and civil liability, under a bill that passed a House committee last week. The so-called designer-drugs, such as synthetic marijuana, have resulted in hospital visits or death among some who have smoked them. House Bill 1037, sponsored by Rep. Lois Landgraf, R-Fountain, would slap vendors who sell the drugs with penalties up to $500,000. That money would be diverted to the state’s general fund. The bill unanimously passed the House Judiciary Committee and now heads to the House Appropriations Com-

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February 13, 2014

Future area job growth linked to light rail Young workers not keen on car ownership, economic development experts say By Jane Reuter

jreuter@coloradocommunitymedia.com Companies building in south metro Denver since 2011 have brought, or will bring, almost 5,500 new jobs to the area, according to the Denver South Economic Development Partnership. Continued job growth hinges in large part on building the southeast light rail extension, experts say. That’s because the young workers most likely to fill those jobs don’t want to own vehicles. Company leaders said their targeted work force of 25- to 35-year olds reflect changes in lifestyle preferences. Their wish lists don’t necessarily include owning a large home and driving a quality car — or any car at all. “These young people want to live in a mixed-use community, a village kind of setting where they can walk,” Denver South EDP president Mike Fitzgerald told the Lone Tree City Council during its Feb. 4 meeting. “They want to live in multi-family housing. They may or may not have a preference to buy (a home). More of them do not want to own a car than do, so they want to be as close to mass transit as possible.”

Economic development in south metro Denver hinges on the extension of light rail — which now stops here at Lincoln Avenue — south to RidgeGate Parkway, many say. Photo by Jane Reuter Extending the light rail line south would add 2.3 miles of track from Lincoln Avenue across Interstate 25 to RidgeGate Parkway. The Regional Transportation District doesn’t have funding to accomplish the work through its FasTracks Program, so it’s exploring financial partnerships. With its huge stake in the outcome, Lone Tree’s been a key player in those negotiations. “It’s really important we get this,”

Fitzgerald said. “We will not know the full potential until it’s all together and connected.” Eighteen company announcements made in 2013 alone are expected to generate about 2,050 jobs. And announcements made in 201112, including the construction in Lone Tree of Charles Schwab’s campus, Kaiser Permanente’s large medical specialty building, require the addition of another 3,400 jobs.

Both companies cited access to light rail among their reasons for choosing Lone Tree. Significant as those employers are, Denver South EDP’s 2013 yearend recap shows almost two dozen prospective companies didn’t consider south metro Denver. Topping the list of reasons: “Rail service required.” Companies that choose south metro Denver cite the quality of life, the workforce and support from local government among the reasons that swayed them, Fitzgerald said. Kaiser opened its facility in December with about 300 employees. Schwab, which plans to transfer its more than 2,000 metro-area employees to Lone Tree and build from there, is on track to move its first workers onto the new campus late this year. Schwab’s move likely will have a longterm positive impact on Lone Tree and the south metro area. Fitzgerald told the council a decision by “a company of that magnitude and world reputation” sends ripples that extend “nationally and internationally.” “All of their peers pay close attention to that (and wonder), `Why did they go here?’ ” he said. Other companies adding jobs through construction or expansion are scattered throughout the south metro area, and include TriZetto, Comcast, Hitachi, Fidelity Investments, Silvergate Pharmaceuticals and Charter Communications.

Ranch businessman sentenced to 130 months in federal prison Kalu guilty of fraud, money laundering, human trafficking By Ryan Boldrey

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A Highlands Ranch businessman convicted by a federal jury on counts of human trafficking, mail fraud, visa fraud and money laundering, has been sentenced to serve 130 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release. He has also been ordered to pay a total of $3.79 million in restitution to his victims. On Feb. 11 Kizzy Kalu, 49, was sentenced by Chief Judge Marcia Krieger in U.S. District Court in Denver. Kalu, indicted in March 2012 for a scheme that involved making false representations to foreign nationals seeking work in the U.S., was found guilty on 89 of 95 counts following a 17-day jury trial on July 1, 2013. The businessman was found guilty of luring nurses from countries across the world to come to Denver to work for Adam University — which exists in name only — as high-paid instructor supervisors. Kalu helped more than 25 nurses obtain H-1B visas to come to Colorado and once they arrived, they were forced to find work in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities where they worked for much less money than promised. Each of the nurses were forced to pay Kalu $6,500 for assistance in obtaining their visa and each signed a contract that said if they left his arranged employment they would owe him $25,000. Each of the victims also forfeited 40 percent of their weekly profits to Kalu, and his company Foreign Healthcare Professionals Group, under the threat that he would revoke their visa and have them deported if they did not do what was asked. Some of what Kalu would demand, victims testified, included telling them that they could not travel while they were under his em-

ployment or they would be deported. Kumar Kibble, special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations for Denver’s U.S. Immigration and Customs Office, called human trafficking a form of modern-day slavery, saying that “human traffickers use force, fraud and coercion to obtain free or cheap labor from their victims” in order to profit. “Mr. Kalu fraudulently enticed many foreign nurses to the United States with false promises of jobs,” Kibble said. “… For the desperation he has caused to so many people, he deserves every day of the prison sentence he was awarded.” In addition to Homeland Security, the Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of the Inspector General and the Office of Labor Racketeering and Fraud Investigations assisted with the investigation against Kalu. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office also provided support. “One of the most important missions the U.S. Attorney’s Office has is protecting the civil liberties and civil rights of individuals, including those who come here from other countries,” said U.S. Attorney John Walsh. “The defendant brought people to the United States under false pretenses, made them work for little pay, and threatened to have them deported if they spoke up. “This is classic human trafficking, and as today’s sentence demonstrates, we are committed to stopping those who commit this serious federal crime.” Prior to trial, co-defendant, Philip Langerman, 78, of McDonough, Ga., pleaded guilty for his role in the scheme. Langerman was sentenced by Krieger to serve three years on probation and was also ordered to pay restitution totaling $3.79 million to the victims. He appeared at Kalu’s hearing free on bond. Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Brown and ICE Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Beth Gibson prosecuted Kalu.

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February 13, 2014

Derailed train closes highway in Sedalia No one injured as 17 cars leave tracks By Hannah Garcia

hgarcia@coloradocommunitymedia.com Crews worked through the night and the following day to get a train back on track after it derailed last week in Sedalia, closing down a small stretch of State Highway 67, which serves as the main entrance point to the town. At around 1:30 p.m. Feb. 6 the train derailed near the intersection of Highway 67 and US 85. According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, it took until 7:30 p.m. the next evening before the road opened back up, and the tracks were operational not long after that. “We heard a bang and thought it was a car crash,” said Pat Norwood, an employee at Bud’s Bar, located about a block from the intersection. Some people from the bar went outside to investigate, she said. “They told us the train derailed and we found out that no one was hurt, which is a

A train was derailed near the intersection of State Highway 67 and US 85 in the Town of Sedalia around 1:30 p.m. Feb. 6. The incident closed down the main entrance to Sedalia on Highway 67 for the next 30 hours. Photo by Hannah Garcia miracle if you saw the scene,” said Norwood,

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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. 

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DIVORCE RECOVERY Men and women going through a divorce are invited to a divorce recovery workshop, with meetings from 6:45-8:45 p.m. Tuesdays from Feb. 18 to May 6 in Room 271 at Cherry Hills Community Church, 3900 Grace Blvd., Highlands Ranch. Sharon W. Potzer, MA, LPC, will lead the workshop. Topics include relationship loss and loneliness, re-establishing identity, how to build healthy relationships, grief, emotions and forgiveness. For information or to register, visit chcc.org/care.

ber him as a very sweet boy. “I remember how our last names were next to each other in the alphabet so we always were assigned to sit next to one another. I remember his furry hat. I remember thinking that he was so smart and how he helped me with math in 6th grade.” Tatiana Klamo is survived by three of her children. Julia and Sonia Klamo were both in the home the night of the shooting. Julia Klamo broke her back while trying to escape and is now undergoing physical therapy after surgery, according to McCoy. Tatiana Klamo also has a son named Michael who is attending Colorado State University.

“They just have a lot of things to figure out. They’re all having to face adulthood in a way they never have before,” McCoy said. The mother was pursuing a master’s degree in criminal justice, McCoy said. “She wanted to open up a nonprofit for parents whose children have mental illnesses, to provide them with contacts and to work with schools. She had gone down a lot of wrong roads with Robert and she wanted to help people (avoid that).” As for the shop, McCoy said he doubts he will keep it open. “She was just so much of this business,” he said.

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wonderful kid when he was healthy.” In the days following the murdersuicide on Fox Hunt Circle, a hashtag, #PrayForTheKlamoFamily, on Twitter sprang up. Students at Mountain Vista High School — where Robert Klamo was a sophomore and his sister, Sonia, is a senior — expressed shock and sadness. “I have known Robert since I was 6 years old,” a user named Colleen Kinster tweeted. “I may not know what his life is like currently but I will remem-

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hazards or threats were present for those in the area. The sheriff’s office was on scene immediately after the incident, along with West Douglas Fire and representatives from CDOT. Norwood said the town sees about 40 trains in a typical 24-hour period on the two sets of tracks that run through Sedalia. She said she was glad no one was hurt, but the traffic burdens are another story. “It is an inconvenience, because that highway is our main access to the world,” she said. Traffic wishing to go west on Highway 67 was being diverted from US 85 to Airport Road to Peterson Road to Highway 67 beyond where the train derailed. Andy Williams, spokesman for BNSF Railway Company, said the company had to delay four trains and rerouted others. “Everyone did what they needed to do,” Norwood said. “The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, the West Douglas County Fire Protection District, the railway crews — they were there as quickly as anyone can possibly be.” The cause of the derailing remains under investigation, Williams said.

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Tess Laeh, 25, recently appeared on four episodes of the SyFy channel hit, “Face Off.” The 25-year-old special effects make-up artist moved from Parker to Seattle last month to open her own business. Photos by Nicole WIlder/Syfy, courtesy of NBC Universal

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Parker woman appeared on four episodes of SyFy hit ‘Face Off ’ By Chris Michlewicz

cmichlewicz @coloradocommunitymedia.com Tess Laeh can appreciate the irony of her first week of school coinciding with the series premiere of the SyFy network hit, “Face Off.” The school she attended, Tom Savini’s Special Make-Up Effects Program in Pennsylvania, specializes in the very art featured on the reality television show. It pits 15 artists against one another in a

weekly contest to see who can create the most realistic costume out of make-up normally reserved for movie sets. With a few fellow students on the first season of “Face Off,” Laeh and more than a dozen classmates would gather to watch each week. Appearing on the show instantaneously became a “pipe dream,” and Laeh was among those who vowed to one day share their creations on the national stage. Three auditions later, Laeh got her wish after concocting the “most horrific thing for me,” which was a cosmetic masterpiece that depicted a large spider growing out of her own head. The legs grew upside down, forming a hideous, disjointed crown. She called it “Spider Queen,” and it landed her a spot on the show’s sixth season.

Having taken an interest in special effects make-up only five years earlier, receiving an invitation to compete alongside industry professionals was a huge step in her young career. In one episode, Laeh partnered with Dan Phillips, a make-up artist who worked on “The Hobbit,” to create a fungus-ridden alien. Another contestant worked on “Sharknado,” the SyFy movie that became an instant cult-classic after airing last summer. The chance to compete on “Face Off” was quite a leap for someone who had been working in a mannequin factory. “It was really good exposure for my career,” she said. “Obviously, I wish it would have lasted longer.” Face Off continues on Page 18

‘Road trip’ hits the brakes in Lone Tree Denver Concert Band brings Adam Frey to Arts Center By Sonya Ellingboe

sellingboe @coloradocommunitymedia.com On Feb. 22, the IF YOU GO Denver Concert Band will feature a unique Adam Frey will guest artist for its perform on the eu“Road Trip” concert at phonium as part of Lone Tree Arts Center. the Denver Concert Adam Frey of AtBand’s “Road Trip” lanta will perform — concert at 7:30 p.m. with the band and as Feb. 22 at Lone Tree a soloist — on his euArts Center, 10075 phonium, an instruCommons St., Lone ment that Wikipedia Tree. Tickets: $10 defines as “a conical adults/$5 children, bore, baritone-voiced plus $3 fee, call brass instrument.” 720-590-1000 or It’s widely used in visit www.lonemilitary and concert treeartscenter.org. bands, where it is “the chief tenor voice,” according to English writer Dr. Brian Bowman, and its name comes from the Greek word euphonia, meaning “well-sounding.” Frey, who performs and teaches internationally, said he started playing a trumpet in his fifth-grade school orchestra and when he reached seventh grade the band director asked him to switch to the euphonium, which started him on an un-

Four of Denver’s top tourism leaders have been named to the new class of inductees into the 15th Annual Denver & Colorado Tourism Hall of Fame. They are: Denver catering king and philanthropist Larry DiPasquale, Denver March Powwow executive director Grace Gillette, Colorado Rockies owner Dick Monfort and director of the Greenway Foundation Jeff Shoemaker with a posthumous award to his father, Joe Shoemaker, the foundation’s founder. These city and state supporters will be honored during the Tourism Industry Hall of Fame dinner March 20 at the Seawell Ballroom. The Tourism Hall of Fame serves as the highest award for Denver’s travel industry, which logged its best year ever in 2012 with 13.6 million overnight visitors generating more than $3.6 billion in spending. The industry supports 50,000 jobs in the metro area. The gala is a fundraising event for the Visit Denver Foundation, which has given out more than $545,000 in scholarships to 214 Colorado students pursuing higher education in the fields of tourism and hospitality. For ticket information, contact Joni Watkins at jwatkins@visitdenver.com or call 303-571-9481.

Burger nod to Sochi

In honor of the Winter Olympics, Lucky Strike, an upscale bowling alley chain, has created the Soch-eezy Burger a handpacked, all-beef patty rubbed with thyme and roasted garlic, topped with melted Swiss cheese and a creamy mushroom stroganoff sauce served on a toasted ciabatta roll. The burger, the chain’s February Burger of the Month, was created by Lucky Strike Denver chef Francisco Quintana. The Soch-eezy Burger will be sold in all venues (except San Francisco and Polaris) through Feb. 28. Lucky Strike Lanes has two venues in Colorado: The Denver Pavilions downtown and at Belmar in Lakewood. The Burger of the Month program celebrates Lucky Strike’s 10th anniversary. At the end of the year, the top-selling specialty burger will be added to the Lucky Strike menu for 2015. For more information, visit www.bowlluckystrike.com/menu.

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Adam Frey, who will perform on the euphonium (not a motorcycle) with the Denver Concert Band on Feb. 22, poses on his brother’s special edition Harley. Courtesy photo usual career path. “It’s not so well known,” he said. “I feel like mentoring and spreading the good news. (I’m sort of) an apostle for the euphonium.” In a 14-year career, Frey has commissioned more than 80 arrangements for his instrument, including one of Puccini’s

famous Tenor Arias “Nessun Dorma” from “Turandot.” He will play “Yellow Rose of Texas Variations,” arranged by Lewis Buckley, as a stop on the Denver Concert Band’s road trip. Frey includes four to five international Frey continues on Page 16

Because of construction delays, Guard and Grace (1801 California), the much-anticipated steakhouse from super chef Troy Guard (TAG, TAG Raw Bar, TAG Burger Bar, Los Chingones, Sugarmill) will not open on Feb. 13 as planned. The restaurant’s opening has been pushed back to early March. Valentine’s Day diners who had reservations at Guard and Grace will be welcomed at TAG restaurant.

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Pakems gets foot in the door Business owner says online sales are up By Hannah Garcia

hgarcia@ coloradocommunitymedia.com In her 18 years as a corporate employment lawyer, Julie Adams said her biggest complaint was that she didn’t get to spend enough time with her son. “I got tired of Bodie being the last one picked up at daycare,” she said of her now 8-year-old boy. So, in January 2011, the Highlands Ranch resident quit her job. Two months later, the idea for Pakems, a packable après ski shoe — that comes in collapsible highor low-tops — was percolating near ski slopes in Cortina, Italy. “I was having an après ski drink on the mountain, and I kept wishing that I had some packable boots, because the ski boots are so uncomfortable,” Adams said. “And then I thought, `what a great idea for Bodie,’ because he’s always complaining about how uncomfortable his ski boots are when we go.” As a single mom, she can’t exactly carry her son and all of their equipment around the slopes, she said. In September of that year, she met with former designers from Nike Footwear to flesh out the idea for her new product. The

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shoes were ready for market about a year and a half after that, she said, and hit the market in February 2013. Close to three years since the idea was hatched, the lightweight footwear is making the rounds in winter apparel publications. The company also nabbed a product placement spot in an upcoming documentary called Zero South, with 12 individuals trekking to the South Pole using repurposed Hummers that only use batteries and biofuels. Members of the travel team that will be wearing Pakems include Steve Wozniak, Buzz Aldrin, Dennis Quaid, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ed Begley. “It wasn’t until this year that sales really started coming in,” she said. Online sales jumped from $8,000 in November to $26,000 in December, she said. Operations and sales all run from Adams’ Highlands Ranch condominium in Palamino Park. Marketing materials and invoices are stacked high in the corners. Adams remains the only Pakems employee with the exception of an intern and a few investors and spends a lot of time at trade shows. “I’ve never been so busy in my life. I went from a corporate job to working every minute of every day,” Adams said. “It’s been a lot of fun, with all this hard work, to start seeing the benefit of all that.” For more information, visit www.pakems.com.

open casting call between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, 12348 E. Montview Blvd., in Aurora. With the rising rates of obesity in America, the show says it is extremely important for everyone to know about this opportunity to get healthy and lose weight. “Extreme Weight Loss” documents the makeover of courageous obese people who, in 365 days, set out to safely lose half their body weight and ultimately reveal an amazing metamorphosis. Trainer and transformation specialist Chris Powell guides each of the selected participants through their journey. By assuring that they have the proper nutrition and exercise, Powell helps individuals whose lives have become out of control because of the weight.

Julie Adams holds a Pakems shoe that her son colored with fabric markers, inspiring a design named “the Bodie.” Adams, the founder of Pakems, works from her home in Highlands Ranch. Photo by Hannah Garcia

off her Maximize Your Life tour on March 11 in Denver. You can get $4 off tickets with the code JMLIVE. For more information, visit www. jillianmichaelslive.com/.

Penny Parker’s “Mile High Life” column gives insights into the best events, restaurants, businesses, parties and people throughout the metro area. Parker also writes for BlacktieColorado.com. You can subscribe and read her columns (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) at www.blacktie-colorado.com/pennyparker. She can be reached at penny@blacktie-llc.com or at 303-619-5209.

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The ‘Wild West’ through a Polish lens “Rebranded: Polish Film Posters for the American Western” will be on view in the Denver Art Museum’s Gates Family Gallery of Western Art from Feb. 16 through June 1, included in general admission. The collection, on loan from the Autry National Center of the American West, features 28 posters reflecting views of the American Western film, created over 30 years while the country was under Communism. These artworks were free from censors and offered an opportunity for self-expression. Well-known Polish graphic artists featured include Jerzy Filsak, Wiktor Gorka and Waldemar Swierzy. Visit www.Denverartmuseum.org or call 720-865-5000 for more information. The museum is located at 100 W. 14th Ave. in Denver.

Wind Ensemble concert The Colorado Wind Ensemble’s Feb. 15/16 concert, “Music on the Edge,” will feature saxophonist/Metro State University professor Mark Harris performing at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S Datura St., Littleton at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15 (tickets: $15/$12/$5) and the King Center for the Performing Arts at Metropolitan State University, Auraria Campus, 855 Law-

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trips (he used to do more but now there is an 18-month-old in his life) and was leaving for a 12-day government-sponsored summer music festival in Brazil soon after Colorado Community Media spoke with him on the telephone. In Brazil, his plans called for teaching a master’s class, connecting with colleagues, and performing a couple of concert recit-

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“Music of Love and Life” is the Parker Symphony’s title for its Feb. 21 concert. The orchestra, conducted by Rene Knetsch, will play Beethoven’s “Eighth Symphony,” Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo and Juliet” and the “Mardi Gras Suite” by Katchiturian. The performance will be at 7:30 Feb. 21 at the PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak, Downtown Parker. Tickets: $20/$15, www.parkeronline.org, 303-805-6800.

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The Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton, next to Ketring Lake, is an ideal habitat for birds. The museum will pair with the Audubon Society of Greater Denver from 8 to 10 a.m. March 8 for a walk around the museum’s grounds (limited to first 50 pre-registered guests). At 10 a.m. the group will return to the museum to learn how to attract birds to one’s backyard, and that will be followed by a talk at 11 a.m. on photographing birds. The program is free, although a $5 donation is suggested. Call the museum to register at 303-795-3950. The museum is also holding a mini-conference on gardening Feb. 22 and 23 with talks by experts and landscaping advice from CSU Extension Master Gardeners. Call 303-795-3950 for information.

als, networking, and perhaps soloing with a band, as well as enjoying a Brazilian steak house. His instrument fits under his seat, so a second ticket is not necessary as it might be for a cellist. “It’s generally quite a lot of fun,” he said. “I wish there were more time for sight-seeing.” He’s glad to be making the return visit to Brazil, where he’s more familiar with the huge festival this year and can more easily decide what to do than on past trips. When at home, he teaches at Emory University and Georgia State University, practices one to two hours a day and enjoys

motorcycles, which “really connect (him) with people,” he finds. Frey studied music at the University of Georgia and the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England, where he practiced six hours a day. He has since performed with symphony orchestras and at festivals in the US, Latin America, Europe and Asia, as well as with wind bands and brass bands. He is a Yamaha performer and guest clinician. Denver Concert Band was started in 1961 by a group of friends who wanted an opportunity to make music with others. Its first public concert was in 1968. In the

1990s, it rehearsed and performed at Denver’s Central Presbyterian Church and for the past 16 years, Jacinda Bouton of Lone Tree has been its director. (She also directs the Lone Tree Symphony Orchestra.) The band, now in its 53rd year, is at home at Lone Tree Arts Center, where the Road Trip concert will fill the hall. Additional destinations on the program: “A Weekend in New York;” “Rumble in the High Plains;” Heartland Sketches;” “The Roosters Lay Eggs in Kansas;” “Salute to American Jazz;” ”Men of Ohio;” “Pie in the Face Polka;” and “The Ramparts.”

First Ladies The Highlands Ranch Historical Society program for Feb. 21 will be “White House Ladies’ Secrets,” presented by Dorothy Adams, a retired history teacher. The program will be at 7 p.m. at Southridge Recreation Center, 4800 McArthur Ranch Rd., Highlands Ranch. Members free, $1 donation suggested for non-members (everyone welcome). Register at www.HighlandsRanchHistoricalSociety.org.

WW II veterans sought The Littleton Museum will open a World War II exhibit in June and is seeking personal stories from veterans and others willing to talk about experiences overseas or on the home front — especially people who lived or worked in Littleton or the greater metro area at that time. Participants need to currently live along the Front Range. Call Suellen at 303-795-3711.

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Multifaceted artist no stranger to Douglas County Longtime education reform supporter in arts center’s spotlight By Jane Reuter

jreuter@coloradocommunitymedia.com Whether it’s developing retirement communities, helping set policy at a university, promoting K-12 education reform or painting large-scale watercolors, Ralph Nagel believes his life has been about envisioning the future. “My career has been the courage to go ahead and imagine something else, then working on it — whether it’s a painting that is only interesting to me or a project on large university that takes a decade,” the 68-year-old Denver man said. After being named a Commissioners’ Choice artist, an annual selection made by the Lone Tree Arts Commission, 31 of Nagel’s pieces are now on display at the Lone Tree Arts Center through March 2. His painters’ hat is the most colorful and newest of many he wears. Nagel is the president of investment firm Top Rock LLC, founder of Meridian Retirement Communities and member of the University of Denver board of trustees. He is also the co-founder of the Denverbased Alliance for Choice in Education (ACE), a nonprofit that awards scholarships to low-income parents seeking education options for their children. “I have a political life. I have an artist life, and I have a business life,” said the often-smiling Nagel. “I don’t have a long attention span.” Nagel began painting just 12 years ago, finding his niche in large-scale watercolors. Many of his LTAC pieces measure 40x-60 inches, most depicting southwestern landscapes. “Certainly many artists are stronger on

the technical side,” he said. “But I try to stay in the moment and tell a story.” His paintings are new to the arts center, but Nagel’s name already is familiar to many in Douglas County. A longtime acquaintance of recently re-elected school board member Doug Benevento, Nagel has supported the Douglas County School District’s often-controversial education reform efforts since they began in 2009. During the 2009, 2011 and 2013 DCSD board elections, Nagel donated thousands to each of the Republican Party-endorsed reform candidates’ campaigns. Oilman Alex Cranberg, Nagel’s ACE co-founder, also was a large contributor to those campaigns. Just as Nagel’s life rapidly changes, so too does he believe education must evolve. “I think Douglas County is making a very important statement,” he said. “They’re trying to prepare the children so they can compete on a global basis. They’ve been extraordinarily cohesive.” Nagel supports expanded educational options for students, including allowing state-provided funding to follow the student — which DCSD attempted with its legally challenged voucher program. He said he’s not familiar with details surrounding all DCSD’s reform programs, but characterized the opposition as destructive. “American K-12 education is a monopoly business, a one-size-fits all,” he said. “The world is moving much faster that. (Yet) there really hasn’t been a rethink in over 100 years on the fundamentals of education.” He doesn’t sympathize with some who say the change has come too quickly. “You have tremendous responsibility to make the next generation leaders,” he said. “If not now, when?” Nagel’s art represents a dramatic mental shift from his work in education and his various careers, most of which involved “solving very large, complicated problems,” he said.

Ralph Nagel poses next to one of his 31 watercolors now on display at the Lone Tree Arts Center. Photo by Jane Reuter “All those are external,” he said. “Art making is more internal. But the mental processes are very similar.” He aims to make art an increasingly

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Sky Ridge volunteer program a window into future Area high school students covet longterm assignment By Jane Reuter

jreuter@coloradocommunitymedia.com Dr. Tiffany Richason was among Sky Ridge Medical Center’s first volunteers. A little more than 10 years later, she’s back — working there as a physician and mentoring young women who may follow her path. “It’s really fun for me to be able to kind of be on the reciprocating end and hopefully be an inspiration to others,” said Richason, an obstetrician and gynecologist. “That was me a few years ago. I really appreciated the doctors who didn’t brush me aside.” Richason is among hundreds of younger people

who’ve participated in the Lone Tree hospital’s volunteer program — an opportunity that’s become highly coveted and competitive among area high school students. The approximately 50 volunteers selected each year typically are highperforming students from Douglas County, Cherry Creek and Littleton school districts who often volunteer there throughout their high school years. While the hours apply to the students’ required community service, most hope to devote their lives to the medical field. Because many high school students don’t know the layers of responsibility within a hospital, volunteering at Sky Ridge can open the doors of possibility. “Sometimes students have a perception it’s

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Arapahoe High School senior Lizzie Stephani has been part of Sky Ridge Medical Center’s junior volunteer program for four years. Courtesy photo Rock Canyon High School junior Lauren Yehle also has advanced to become a volunteer trainer. Her goal is to help improve Sky Ridge’s already high patient care ratings, also known as HCAHPS. The ratings are based on items both large and small, including ambient noise and call response times. Yehle and her fellow volunteers often can fulfill small requests — filling a glass of

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ThunderRidge Senior Jay Crawford (3) flies to the hoop but is met by Mountain Vista’s Graham Smith (25) as Ray Beresford (30) and Brady Subart (23) of Mountain Vista look on. Led by Jake Pemberton’s 23 points and six assists, Mountain Vista (18-1, 7-0) won the Continental League matchup 60-50 on Feb. 7. The win was Bob Wood’s 100th as the Golden Eagles’ coach. Zach Pirog and Elias Tiedgen each had 15 points for ThunderRidge (11-8, 4-3). Photo by Paul DiSalvo

Mountain Vista’s girls basketball team logged a pioneering win Feb. 8 and coach Mike Willahan hopes the state of Colorado will notice. The Golden Eagles, ranked ninth at the time in the CHSAANow.com Class 5A poll, handed No. 5 ThunderRidge its first Continental League loss with a 55-52 victory in an encounter in the Eagles Nest gym. “It was the first time in school history that we’ve beaten ThunderRidge in girls basketball,” said Willahan. “That was big for the girls. We had that in our minds going in. Right now, we’re believing we can win every game and any game. That’s where our mindset is. We’re a good basketball team. “We’ve kind of been overlooked and a little bit disrespected in the state. Hopefully the win over ThunderRidge will open some eyes. … They were ranked in the Top five for a reason. They are a good basketball team. We came in and did what we had to do.” Sophomore Chelsea Pearson led the Golden Eagles with 15 points and senior Maddy Whetstone added 13, including a trio of 3-point baskets. Molly McCabe, another sophomore, grabbed a team high six rebounds while Whetstone pulled down five. Mountain Vista did have 24 turnovers, which kept the game close — especially in the fourth quarter. The Golden Eagles Vista continues on Page 21

Mountain Vista ices twin victories Golden Eagles win back-to-back games to improve to 16-1 By Tom Munds

tmunds@ coloradocommunitymedia.com The Mountain Vista hockey team displayed spectacular skills at both ends of the rink this past weekend as the Golden Eagles topped Heritage, 7-1, and Chatfield, 15-0, for their 15th and 16th wins of the season. “We feel we are peaking at the right time with the playoffs coming up soon,” said coach Lev Cohen, prior to the 15-0 win. “Our team is strong at both ends of the ice. So far this season, the offense is averaging about nine goals a game and the defense has made it tough for the opponent to score. We also have good depth and, when everyone is healthy, we have four strong lines to put on the ice.” The lone blemish on this season’s record came Jan. 9 when the Golden Eagles (16-1) lost 4-3 in overtime to Ralston Valley (160). Mountain Vista — a composite team that features players from six area schools, including all four Highlands Ranch public schools, Legend and Chaparral — has won 10 straight since. The Golden Eagles played Cheyenne Mountain (8-8) Feb. 12 and will close out the regular season on the road Feb. 14 against Lewis Palmer (16-1) in a battle of two teams tied for the second-best records in the state. On the ice Feb. 7, Mountain Vista got

two quick first period goals by Cordt Fenstermaker and a short-handed goal before Heritage scored on a power play to make the score 3-1 at the end of the first period. The Golden Eagles pressed the attack continually, pushing the puck into the Heritage zone and battling for shots on net. Mountain Vista added three goals in the second period and one in the final period to post the 7-1 win. Joining Fenstermaker in the scoring column were Brandon Tangney, Tanner Gillis, Levi Drake, Austin Ansay and Kadin Steward, all adding one goal apiece. A dozen players were credited with assists in the game.In the 15-0 win over Chatfield, 10 players scored with Ansay leading with way with a three-goal hat trick. There were 26 assists with William Fugit and Cade Boering each credited with four. “This is our third year of hockey and our goal has been to improve each season,” Cohen said. “It has been a building process with more wins each season. “Molding this team is not as difficult as it sounds with students from different schools because so many of these guys play club hockey together. We have talent so it is just a matter of finding the right combination of players for each of the lines.” After the Heritage game, Fenstermaker said he was seeing the ice well as he was able to put the puck in the back of the net twice to put his team ahead quickly. “After my two goals, I focused more on moving the puck and setting up teammates for good shots,” he said.

Winning without their star

Mountain Vista leading scorer Ryan Daugherty (22 goals, 19 assists) was wear-

Mountain Vista’s Jacob Morgan (41) tries to get control of the puck as Heritage goalie Andrew Nash smothers it during a Feb. 7 league contest. Nash may have won this battle on his way to 35 saves, but the 16-1 Golden Eagles won the game, 7-1. Photo by Tom Munds ing a suit and tie the night of the Heritage game as he continues to recover from a concussion. The junior forward said after graduation he would like to play junior hockey out east and go to college after that. “I started skating when I was 2 and started playing hockey a year or so later,” he said. “The fact my older brother played hockey, he was my inspiration to play the game. “I am having a good year and that is because of the good communications and

great chemistry with my teammates on our line. We work well together as we all do our separate parts so the attacks come together really well.” He said he feels his biggest asset as a hockey player is his ability to know where everyone is on the ice and be able to time things well to get off good shots. “As far as shots, I look for what is open,” he said. “Most often, it is the quick shot at the net so, that if there is a rebound, one of my teammates can get it and keep the attack going.”


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February 13, 2014

Hot battles heat up water Title chases tight at Continental League meet By Tom Munds

tmunds@ coloradocommunitymedia.com Athletes churned up the water of the Heritage High School to the roar of a capacity crowd at the Feb. 8 finals of the Continental League Girls Swimming Meet. The two-day league championship event served as the final opportunity to post times fast enough, and scores high enough, to earn a spot at the Class 5A State Swimming and Diving Meet Feb. 14 and 15 at the Veteran’s Memorial Aquatics Center in Thornton. After the final scores were tallied, McKensi Austin of Regis had won the diving title at nearby Littleton High School with 412 points, while Kaitlin Costello of Castle View was second with 403.55 points and Tori Ritter of Rock Canyon was third with 350.40 points. Attention then switched to the swimming finals, where 177 swimmers competed in eight individual events and three relays at Heritage.

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In one of the closest races of the day, Annie Ochitwa of ThunderRidge won the 50yard freestyle with a time of 24.24 seconds and Rock Canyon’s Abigail Kochevar was second with a time of 24.25 seconds. Another photo finish occurred in the 100-yard breaststroke as Mason Dahman of ThunderRidge posted a winning time of 1:09.30, touching up just before Paige West of Highlands Ranch came in at 1:09.50. In a tight team race as well, Regis assured its overall win by posting a first-place finish in the final event of the day, the 400-yard freestyle relay. The Raiders won the league title with 503 points, while Rock Canyon was second with 457 points, Chaparral finished third with 449 points and Heritage was fourth with 386 points. “We had some great swims that helped some of our girls be ready to swim fast at state,” said Rock Canyon coach Tim Byers. “We had some girls swim fast in their best event. Also, I know the Heritage coach and I both have some girls swimming events that are not their best event. Personally, I did this to keep the girls competing and not to pressure them to go (too) fast at league and then go fast in the same event at state.”

CONTINENTAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONS Diving: Mckensi Austin, Regis — 412 200-yard medley relay: Thunder Ridge: Annie Ochitwa, Mason Dahman, Patricka Van Law, Baylee Kniep — 1:50.49 200-yard freestyle: Kaylee Gassen, Chaparral: 1:54.47 200-yard individual medley: Lauren Moden, Legend: 2:10.78 50-yard freestyle: Annie Ochitwa, ThunderRidge: 24.24 100-yard butterfly: Katherine Harston, Heritage: 58.14 100-yard freestyle: Kaylee Gassen, Chaparral: 52.83 500-yard freestyle: Gabrielle Liedy, Highlands Ranch: 5:15.70 200-yard freestyle relay: Regis: Amy Lenderink, Taylor Wilson, Isabella Schulze, Lindsay Painton — 1:40.06 100-yard backstroke: Abigail Kochevar, Rock Canyon:56.51 100-yard breaststroke: Mason Dahman, ThunderRidge: 1:09.30 400-yard freestyle relay: Regis: Lindsay Painton, Amy Lenderink, Emily Protz, Samantha Smith — 3:37.65 Team scores: 1. Regis 505, 2. Rock Canyon 457, 3. Chaparral 449, 4. Heritage 386, 5. Mountain Vista 308, 6. ThunderRidge 268, 7. Legend 223, 8. Highlands Ranch 180, 9. Castle View-Douglas County 178, 10. Littleton 126, 11. Ponderosa 109

ThunderRidge swimmer Annie Ochitwa checks her time after winning the league championship in the 50-yard freestyle at the Feb. 8 Continental League Swimming and Diving Championships at Heritage High School. Ochitwa also swam on ThunderRidge’s league champion 200-yard medley relay team. Photo by Tom Munds

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Franktown

Lone Tree

Parker

Trinity Lutheran Church & School

Sunday Worship 8:00 & 10:45 a.m. Trinity Lutheran School & ELC (Ages 3-5, Grades K-8)

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Where people are excited about God’s Word.

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

Lone Tree

Methodist Church 

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Parker

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

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

Little Blessings Day Care www.littleblessingspdo.com

Chabad

Jewish Center

Douglas County’s only Synagogue, Hebrew School and Preschool No membership required www.DenverJewishCenter.com

Lone Tree

Lone Tree

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

www.parkerbiblechurch.org

Highlands Ranch

GRACE PRESBYTERIAN

303-792-7222

Currently meeting at: 9220 Kimmer Drive, Suite 200 Lone Tree 80124 303-688-9506 www.LoneTreeCoC.com

Littleton

Greenwood Village

Connect – Grow – Serve

Sunday Worship

8:45 am & 10:30 am 9030 Miller road Parker, Co 80138 303-841-2125 www.pepc.org

Church of Christ Sunday Worship - 10:00am Bible Study immediately following Wednesday Bible Study - 7:30pm

Parker evangelical Presbyterian church

Alongside One Another On Life’s Journey

www.gracecolorado.com

You are invited to worship with us:

Sundays at 10:00 am

Grace is on the NE Corner of Santa Fe Dr. & Highlands Ranch Pkwy. (Across from Murdochs)

SErviCES:

Saturday 5:30pm

Sunday 8:00 & 10:30am

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

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

303-798-8485 Parker

Community Church of Religious Science

An Evangelical Presbyterian Church Sunday Worship 10:30 4825 North Crowfoot Valley Rd. Castle Rock • canyonscc.org 303-663-5751 “Loving God - Making A Difference”

A place for you

Denver Tech Center

Welcome Home!

Weaving Truth and Relevance into Relationships and Life

worship Time 10:30AM sundays 9:00am Spiritual Formation Classes for all Ages 90 east orchard road littleton, co

Sunday services held in the historic Ruth Memorial Chapel

Join us at Sheraton Denver Tech Center 7007 S Clinton Street in Greenwood Village (nearby I-25 and Arapahoe Rd.)

www.cbsdenver.org

303-794-6643

Highlands Ranch

303 798 6387 Meets at the Marriott DTC 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237

10 am every Sunday Free parking

www.gracepointcc.us

Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors.

Sunday Worship 8:00 am Chapel Service 9:00 & 10:30 am

Spiritual Ancestry Pastor Mark Brewer

Sunday School 9:00 & 10:30 am Sunday

8:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m.

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

...19650 E. Mainstreet, Parker 80138

Abiding Word Lutheran Church 8391 S. Burnley Ct., Highlands Ranch

(Next to RTD lot @470 & University)

New Thought...Ancient Wisdom Sunday Service

& Children’s Church 10:00 a.m.

Visit our website for details of classes & upcoming events.

303.805.9890

www.P a r k er C C R S.org P.O. Box 2945—Parker CO 80134-2945

Worship Services Sundays at 9:00am

303-791-3315

First Presbyterian Church of Littleton Open and Welcoming

Current Study:

at the Parker Mainstreet Center

Congregation Beth Shalom

www.st-andrew-umc.com 303-794-2683 Preschool: 303-794-0510 9203 S. University Blvd. Highlands Ranch, 80126

pastor@awlc.org www.awlc.org

Parker

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Falcons lose ‘one to remember’ Prep sports Scoreboard By Jim Benton

jbenton@ coloradocommunitymedia.com It was one of those games that many Highlands Ranch supporters would like to forget. But not girls basketball coach Caryn Jarocki. No. 1 ranked Regis Jesuit walloped the No. 5 Falcons, 69-38, on Feb.5 in a rematch of last year’s Class 5A state finals played at the Highlands Ranch gym. “We’re not going to forget,” said Jarocki. The defending state champion Raiders left little doubt that they are the team to beat again this season as they handed the Falcons their second consecutive loss and first home loss in the last eight years. “We’ve never won at Highlands Ranch,” said Regis coach Carl Mattei. “To come and beat Highlands Ranch on their home court and at least make a statement that we are going to keep going and get better that’s what we were trying to do.” Highlands Ranch trailed 10-8 with 3:46 left in the first quarter but turned the ball over on eight of its next 10 possessions and went scoreless for 5:06 as the Raiders went on a 19-0 run, putting the game out

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led 41-32 heading into the fourth and then short-circuited a late Grizzlies’ rally. “We were up by double figures with three minutes to go, made some mistakes down the stretch but did enough to hang on,” said Willahan. “It was a good, hardfought game (between) the top two rebounding teams in the conference. “It was a battle every inch (between) two good defensive teams. I wouldn’t say we were good offensively, but that happens when you get two good defensive teams playing.”

of reach early in the second quarter. “When you have to start three sophomores (Kim Childress, Symone Starks and Blair Braxton), that’s what happens,” said Jarocki. “They’ll learn. They all think, oh yeah, we’re good enough to play in these games. ... Regis is good and we threw the ball right to them. They scored off of the turnovers. Not only did we turn it over we gave them points on the other side.” Childress, whose older sister Emily was out sick, led the Falcons with 14 points while Logan Opheim added 11 and Starks finished with 10 counters. “We still have plenty of work ahead and we need to get Emily back,” said Jarocki. “We have to go back to practice and work. The girls have been doing real well. We can’t go with one senior starter (Ciera Morgan) and expect to compete with Regis.” Highlands Ranch suffered its third consecutive loss Feb. 8 at Rock Canyon when the Jaguars notched their first ever triumph over the Falcons in eight games with a 64-52 win. It might appear like a misprint but Highlands Ranch has found itself in an unusual place in the Continental League standings. The Falcons (15-4) were sixth with a 4-3 record as of Feb. 8.

Mountain Vista (16-3, 6-1 Continental) is now tied with ThunderRidge (14-5, 6-1) and Rock Canyon (14-4, 6-1) for second place, one game behind league-leading Regis Jesuit (17-2, 7-0) heading into the final four games of the regular season. The Golden Eagles hosted Castle View Feb. 11 and have games at Chaparral Feb. 14, against Legend Feb. 18 and at Highlands Ranch Feb. 20. ThunderRidge has a rugged slate of games that started with a Feb. 11 contest against Chaparral. The Grizzlies face Regis Feb. 14, Castle View Feb. 18 and Rock Canyon Feb. 20. Those four teams had compiled a 21-7 record in the Continental League and were 55-19 overall prior to the Feb. 11 games.

HIGHLANDS RANCH HIGH SCHOOL Boys basketball Highlands Ranch 54, Regis Jesuit 63 Evan Motlong scored a game-high 17 points for the Falcons and five 3-pointers in the game against Regis. Ryley Stewart scored 13 points, Zach Braxton scored 11 and Eric Dynes scored 10. Braxton had 11 rebounds and six assists and Dynes had eight rebounds.

Boys basketball Mountain Vista 60, ThunderRidge 50 Jake Pemberton had a game-high 23 points, had six assists, two steals and led the team with 10 deflections. Brady Subart had 15 points, five rebounds, six assists and three steals. Graham Smith had 14 rebounds and Jonathan Moore had seven. ThunderRidge’s Zach Pirog and Elias Tiedgen scored 15 points followed by Noah Szilagyi with 12 points. Both Szilagyi and Tiedgen had three 3-pointers.

Highlands Ranch 66, ThunderRidge 49 Ryley Stewart scored 18 points against ThunderRidge followed by Zach Braxton with 17 points and both Keith Coleman and Evan Motlong had 10. Braxton had three blocks, 11 rebounds and five assists. Motlong had four rebounds, six assists and four steals. ThunderRidge’s Elias Tiedgen scored 18 points followed by 10 points from Zach Pirog. Pirog also had eight rebounds and three blocks. Jeff Harhigh had three rebounds and three assists. Austin Mueller had five rebounds.

Mountain Vista 92, Ponderosa 63 Jake Pemberton scored 24 points, had four rebounds, six assists, seven steals and 20 deflections. Carson Simon scored 16 points, followed by Jonathan Moore with 15, Graham Smith with 14 and Brady Subart with 12. Smith had 10 rebounds and Subart had 10 assists. Isaac Phillips had five assists and two steals.

Girls basketball

Boys basketball

Highlands Ranch 38, Regis Jesuit 69 Kim Childress scored 14 points followed by 11 points from Logan Opheim and 10 from Symone Starks. Opheim had three 3-pointers and Starks had two. The Falcons went 9 for 13 at the free throw line.

FRIDAY 7 p.m. - Highlands Ranch @ Legend 7 p.m. - Mountain Vista vs. Chaparral 7 p.m. - ThunderRidge @ Regis Jesuit TUESDAY 7 p.m. - Highlands Ranch vs. Ponderosa 7 p.m. - Mountain Vista @ Legend 7 p.m. - ThunderRidge vs. Castle View

Highlands Ranch 43, ThunderRidge 55 The Falcons’ both Ciera Morgan and Symone Starks put up 14 points for Highlands Ranch in a loss. ThunderRidge’s Alyssia Martinez and Taylor Rusk scored 14 points in the game. Rusk had four 3-pointers, three rebounds, four assists and three steals. Brittany Birdsey had eight rebounds and Taylor Reiner had 13 rebounds.

MOUNTAIN VISTA HIGH SCHOOL

UPCOMING GAMES

Girls basketball FRIDAY 7 p.m. - Highlands Ranch vs. Legend 7 p.m. - ThunderRidge vs. Regis Jesuit TUESDAY 7 p.m. - Highlands Ranch @ Ponderosa 7 p.m. - ThunderRidge @ Castle View

PREP SPORTS SCOREBOARD Would you like to see your team on the board? Contact sports reporter Kate Ferraro at kferraro@ coloradocommunitymedia.com. Or go to www.highlandsranchherald.net/scores/ and click on Post to the Scoreboard.

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GALLERY OF GAMES & weekly horoscope

SALOME’S STARS FOR THE WEEK OF FEb 10, 2014

ARIES (Mar 21 to Apr 19) Doing something nice for others is typical of the generous Arian. but be prepared for some jealous types who might try to question one of your more recent acts of kindness. TAURUS (Apr 20 to May 20) You’re eager to take on new responsibilities. but before you do, you might want to check out exactly what would be required of you so that you don’t face any “surprises” later. GEMINI (May 21 to Jun 20) It might be best to put off an important decision until a fluctuating situation becomes more stable. Recently received news could help resolve a long-standing family matter.

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CANCER (Jun 21 to Jul 22) If you still have a problem getting that information gap closed, you might consider asking a higher authority to resolve the matter, leaving you free to move on to another project. LEO (Jul 23 to Aug 22) A family matter needs to be dealt with at the start of the week. Once it’s resolved, the big Cat can devote more attention to that new opportunity that seems to hold so much potential. VIRGO (Aug 23 to Sept 22) Pay attention to those niggling doubts. They could be warning you not to make any major decisions until you’ve checked them out -- especially where money matters might be involved. LIBRA (Sept 23 to Oct 22) A business venture might need more of your attention than you are able to provide. Consider asking a trusted friend or family member to help you work through this time crunch. SCORPIO (Oct 23 to Nov 21) A more-positive aspect helps you get a clearer focus on how to handle your time so that you can deal with several responsibilities that are just now showing up on your schedule. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 to Dec 21) A very close friend (you know who that is!) has advice that could help you work through a confusing situation. So put your pride aside and ask for it. You’ll be glad you did. CAPRICORN (Dec 22 to Jan 19) A workplace situation could turn a bit tense. The best way to handle it is to confront it and deal with it openly. Doing so can help reveal the underlying reasons for the problem. AQUARIUS (Jan 20 to Feb 18) A colleague’s remarks appear to be especially cutting. but don’t waste your time or your energy trying to deal with the situation. You have more important things to do. PISCES (Feb 19 to Mar 20) Support for your work comes as a surprise from someone you thought was critical or, at least, indifferent. Your spouse or partner has big plans for the weekend. BORN THIS WEEK: Your spiritual strength often acts as an inspiration to help others make decisions about their lives. © 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.


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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/

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

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

Public Notices

Public Trustees 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 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/ 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

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Legal Notice No.: 2013-0494 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. 2013-0733 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. 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 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 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 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 auc-

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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 #: 10-05433RR *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/

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Legal Notice No.: 2013-0740 First Publication: 1/16/2014 Last Publication: 2/13/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Littleton NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0743 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 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 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 PUBLIC NOTICE Littleton NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0749 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

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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 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.: 2013-0749 First Publication: 1/23/2014 Last Publication: 2/20/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Highlands Ranch NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0758 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 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 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. 2013-0763 To Whom It May Concern: On 12/9/2013 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: WILLIAM P GRIMSLEY AND JUANITA L. GRIMSLEY Original Beneficiary: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 8/14/2006 Recording Date of DOT: 8/16/2006 Reception No. of DOT: 2006070170 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $382,400.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the

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Highlands Ranch NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0763

To Whom It May Concern: On 12/9/2013 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: WILLIAM P GRIMSLEY AND JUANITA L. GRIMSLEY To advertise public notices call 303-566-4100 Original Beneficiary: BANK OF your AMERICA, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 8/14/2006 PUBLIC NOTICE Recording Date of DOT: 8/16/2006 Reception No. of DOT: 2006070170 Highlands Ranch DOT Recorded in Douglas County. NOTICE OF SALE Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0776 Debt: $382,400.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the To Whom It May Concern: On 12/17/2013 date hereof: $386,762.59 the undersigned Public Trustee caused Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you the Notice of Election and Demand relatare hereby notified that the covenants of ing to the Deed of Trust described below the deed of trust have been violated as to be recorded in Douglas County. follows: Failure to pay principal and inOriginal Grantor: JOHN BURRIDGE AND ROXANNE BURRIDGE terest when due together with all other Original Beneficiary: NEW CENTURY payments provided for in the Evidence of MORTGAGE CORPORATION Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: other violations of the terms DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST thereof.***Loan Modification Agreement COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR GSAMP made on October 26, 2010 TRUST 2006-NC2, MORTGAGE PASSTHE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES A FIRST LIEN. 2006-NC2 The property described herein is all of the Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 4/20/2006 property encumbered by the lien of the Recording Date of DOT: 5/5/2006 deed of trust. Reception No. of DOT: 2006038257 Legal Description of Real Property: DOT Recorded in Douglas County. LOT 62, HIGHLANDS RANCH FILING Original Principal Amount of Evidence of NO. 107-B, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, Debt: $202,320.00 STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 9328 South Outstanding Principal Amount as of the Canyon Wren Court, Highlands Ranch, date hereof: $202,554.26 CO 80126 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of NOTICE OF SALE the deed of trust have been violated as The current holder of the Evidence of Debt follows: Failure to pay principal and insecured by the Deed of Trust described terest when due together with all other herein, has filed written election and depayments provided for in the Evidence of mand for sale as provided by law and in Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and said Deed of Trust. other violations of the terms THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given thereof.***Loan Modification Agreement that on the first possible sale date (unless dated November 9, 2010 the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. WedTHE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE nesday, April 2, 2014, at the Public TrustA FIRST LIEN. ee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle The property described herein is all of the Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public aucproperty encumbered by the lien of the tion to the highest and best bidder for deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: cash, the said real property and all inLOT 516, HIGHLANDS RANCH FILING terest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs NO. 111B, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, and assigns therein, for the purpose of STATE OF COLORADO. paying the indebtedness provided in said Which has the address of: 9739 Cove Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Creek Drive, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129 Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, NOTICE OF SALE and will deliver to the purchaser a CertificThe current holder of the Evidence of Debt ate of Purchase, all as provided by law. secured by the Deed of Trust described First Publication: 2/6/2014 herein, has filed written election and deLast Publication: 3/6/2014 mand for sale as provided by law and in Publisher: Douglas County News Press said Deed of Trust. Dated: 12/10/2013 THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given GEORGE J KENNEDY that on the first possible sale date (unless DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numthe sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wedbers of the attorney(s) representing the nesday, April 9, 2014, at the Public Trustlegal holder of the indebtedness is: ee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle JOAN OLSON Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public aucColorado Registration #: 28078 tion to the highest and best bidder for 1199 BANNOCK STREET , cash, the said real property and all inDENVER, COLORADO 80204 terest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs Phone #: (303) 813-1177 and assigns therein, for the purpose of Fax #: (303) 813-1107 paying the indebtedness provided in said Attorney File #: 1159.00665 Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses SALE DATES on the Public Trustee webof sale and other items allowed by law, site: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustand will deliver to the purchaser a Certificee/ ate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 2/13/2014 Legal Notice No.: 2013-0763 Last Publication: 3/13/2014 First Publication: 2/6/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 12/18/2013 Last Publication: 3/6/2014 GEORGE J KENNEDY Publisher: Douglas County News Press DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numPUBLIC NOTICE bers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: Highlands Ranch STEPHEN A. HALL NOTICE OF SALE Colorado Registration #: 38186 Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0779 5347 S VALENTIA WAY SUITE 100, GREENWOOD VILLAGE, COLORADO To Whom It May Concern: On 12/19/2013 80111 the undersigned Public Trustee caused Phone #: (303) 573-1080 the Notice of Election and Demand relatFax #: (303) 571-1271 ing to the Deed of Trust described below Attorney File #: 13-00680SH to be recorded in Douglas County. *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE Original Grantor: GREGORY S FERNANSALE DATES on the Public Trustee webDEZ AND SHERI L FERNANDEZ site: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustOriginal Beneficiary: JPMORGAN CHASE ee/ BANK, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: JPLegal Notice No.: 2013-0776 MORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASFirst Publication: 2/13/2014 SOCIATION Last Publication: 3/13/2014 Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 11/5/2010 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Recording Date of DOT: 12/7/2010 Reception No. of DOT: 2010086536 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. PUBLIC NOTICE Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $162,870.00 Highlands Ranch Outstanding Principal Amount as of the NOTICE OF SALE date hereof: $154,506.60 Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0780 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of To Whom It May Concern: On 12/19/2013 the deed of trust have been violated as the undersigned Public Trustee caused follows: Failure to pay principal and inthe Notice of Election and Demand relatterest when due together with all other ing to the Deed of Trust described below payments provided for in the Evidence of to be recorded in Douglas County. Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and Original Grantor: MARK MOREY other violations of the terms thereof. AND LUCINDA MOREY THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECA FIRST LIEN. TRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, The property described herein is all of the INC., AS NOMINEE FOR OWNIT MORTproperty encumbered by the lien of the GAGE SOLUTIONS, INC. deed of trust. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: U.S. Legal Description of Real Property: BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS LOT 153, HIGHLANDS RANCH FILING TRUSTEE FOR STRUCTURED ASSET NO. 111-C, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, SECURITIES CORPORATION, MORTSTATE OF COLORADO. GAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICWhich has the address of: 9504 High ATES, SERIES 2006-OW1 Cliffe St, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129 Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 8/31/2005 Recording Date of DOT: 9/6/2005 NOTICE OF SALE Reception No. of DOT: 2005084345 The current holder of the Evidence of Debt DOT Recorded in Douglas County. secured by the Deed of Trust described Original Principal Amount of Evidence of herein, has filed written election and deDebt: $180,000.00 mand for sale as provided by law and in Outstanding Principal Amount as of the said Deed of Trust. date hereof: $175,250.84 THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you that on the first possible sale date (unless are hereby notified that the covenants of the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wedthe deed of trust have been violated as nesday, April 9, 2014, at the Public Trustfollows: Failure to pay principal and inee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle terest when due together with all other Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public aucpayments provided for in the Evidence of tion to the highest and best bidder for Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and cash, the said real property and all inother violations of the terms thereof. terest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE and assigns therein, for the purpose of A FIRST LIEN. paying the indebtedness provided in said The property described herein is all of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of property encumbered by the lien of the Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses deed of trust. of sale and other items allowed by law, Legal Description of Real Property: and will deliver to the purchaser a CertificLOT 99, HIGHLANDS RANCH FILING ate of Purchase, all as provided by law. NO. 59-A, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, First Publication: 2/13/2014 STATE OF COLORADO. Last Publication: 3/13/2014 Which has the address of: 891 Thames Publisher: Douglas County News Press Street, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126 Dated: 12/26/2013 GEORGE J KENNEDY NOTICE OF SALE DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The current holder of the Evidence of Debt The name, address and telephone numsecured by the Deed of Trust described bers of the attorney(s) representing the herein, has filed written election and delegal holder of the indebtedness is: mand for sale as provided by law and in LISA CANCANON said Deed of Trust. Colorado Registration #: 42043 THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given 1199 BANNOCK STREET , that on the first possible sale date (unless DENVER, COLORADO 80204 the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. WedPhone #: (303) 813-1177 nesday, April 9, 2014, at the Public TrustFax #: (303) 813-1107 ee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Attorney File #: 1068.100045.F01 Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auc*YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE tion to the highest and best bidder for SALE DATES on the Public Trustee webcash, the said real property and all insite: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustterest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs ee/ and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Legal Notice No.: 2013-0779 Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of First Publication: 2/13/2014 Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses Last Publication: 3/13/2014 of sale and other items allowed by law, Publisher: Douglas County News Press and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 2/13/2014 PUBLIC NOTICE Last Publication: 3/13/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Highlands Ranch Dated: 12/26/2013 NOTICE OF SALE GEORGE J KENNEDY Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0776 DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone num-

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terest 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: 2/13/2014 Last Publication: 3/13/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 12/26/2013 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 #: 13-07842 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/

February 13, 2014

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Legal Notice No.: 2013-0780 First Publication: 2/13/2014 Last Publication: 3/13/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Littleton NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0782 To Whom It May Concern: On 12/17/2013 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: DOUGLAS S. TROWBRIDGE AND TERESA TROWBRIDGE Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR CDC FINANCIAL GROUP Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 7/22/2002 Recording Date of DOT: 8/13/2002 Reception No. of DOT: 2002080107 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $179,000.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $145,202.55 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 25, BLOCK 9, ACRES GREEN FILING NO. 6, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 13115 Mercury Drive, Littleton, CO 80124 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, April 9, 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: 2/13/2014 Last Publication: 3/13/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 12/18/2013 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 #: 13-07865 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2013-0782 First Publication: 2/13/2014 Last Publication: 3/13/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Littleton NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0783 To Whom It May Concern: On 12/17/2013 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 E SIWA 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): 12/2/2005 Recording Date of DOT: 12/21/2005 Reception No. of DOT: 2005122375 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $144,000.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $128,145.71 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 35, BLOCK 3, HIGHLANDS RANCH FILING NO. 4, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 8474 Tanglewood Street, Littleton, CO 80126 NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 9, 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: 2/13/2014 Last Publication: 3/13/2014

nesday, April 9, 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: 2/13/2014 Last Publication: 3/13/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 12/18/2013 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: LISA CANCANON Colorado Registration #: 42043 1199 BANNOCK STREET , DENVER, COLORADO 80204 Phone #: (303) 813-1177 Fax #: (303) 813-1107 Attorney File #: 3850.100002.F01 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/

Public Trustees

Legal Notice No.: 2013-0783 First Publication: 2/13/2014 Last Publication: 3/13/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Englewood NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0784 To Whom It May Concern: On 12/17/2013 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: NANCY DOMREIS Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR DHI MORTGAGE COMPANY LTD Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR OPTEUM MORTGAGE ACCEPTANCE CORPORATION, ASSET-BACKED PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-5 Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 7/27/2005 Recording Date of DOT: 8/5/2005 Reception No. of DOT: 2005073416 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $180,607.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $180,606.97 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: UNIT 6, CONDOMINIUM BUILDING 12, CANYON CREEK CONDOMINIUMS. ACCORDING TO THE CONDOMINIUM MAP FOR CANYON CREEK CONDOMINIUMS RECORDED ON JUNE 28, 2005, AT RECEPTION NO. 2005058329, IN THE RECORDS OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK AND RECORDER OF THE COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, COLORADO, AND AS DEFINED AND DESCRIBED IN THE DECLARATION OF COVENANTS, CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS OF CANYON CREEK CONDOMINIUMS, RECORDED ON FEBRUARY 25, 2005, AT RECEPTION NO. 2005016274 IN SAID RECORDS, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 8440 Canyon Rim Trail #6, Englewood, CO 80112 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, April 9, 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: 2/13/2014 Last Publication: 3/13/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 12/18/2013 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: JENNIFER H TRACHTE Colorado Registration #: 40391 1199 BANNOCK STREET , DENVER, COLORADO 80204 Phone #: (303) 813-1177 Fax #: (303) 813-1107 Attorney File #: 4380.100004.F01 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2013-0784 First Publication: 2/13/2014 Last Publication: 3/13/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Highlands Ranch NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0788 To Whom It May Concern: On 12/19/2013 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: MICHAEL MURPHY Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR CARRINGTON MORTGAGE SERVICES, LLC Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: CARRINGTON MORTGAGE SERVICES, LLC Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 11/10/2011 Recording Date of DOT: 11/15/2011 Reception No. of DOT: 2011071815 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $311,888.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $305,731.76 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: 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 21, BLOCK 1, HIGHLANDS RANCH FILING NO.5, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 953 Shadow Mountain 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 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 21, BLOCK 1, HIGHLANDS RANCH FILING NO.5, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 953 Shadow Mountain Drive, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126

Public Trustees

NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 9, 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: 2/13/2014 Last Publication: 3/13/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 12/26/2013 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: EVE M GRINA Colorado Registration #: 43658 9800 S. MERIDIAN BLVD. SUITE 400, ENGLEWOOD, COLORADO 80112 Phone #: (303) 706-9990 Fax #: Attorney File #: 31058 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2013-0788 First Publication: 2/13/2014 Last Publication: 3/13/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Littleton NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0789 To Whom It May Concern: On 12/19/2013 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: LISA R. STANLEY Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR AMERICA'S WHOLESALE LENDER Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 2/2/2007 Recording Date of DOT: 2/9/2007 Reception No. of DOT: 2007012827 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $279,920.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $192,485.27 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 40, HIGHLANDS RANCH FILING NO. 118-D, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 1031 Sparrow Hawk Drive, 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, April 9, 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: 2/13/2014 Last Publication: 3/13/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 12/26/2013 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: JOAN OLSON Colorado Registration #: 28078 1199 BANNOCK STREET , DENVER, COLORADO 80204 Phone #: (303) 813-1177 Fax #: (303) 813-1107 Attorney File #: 1269.22487 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2013-0789 First Publication: 2/13/2014 Last Publication: 3/13/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Highlands Ranch NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0792 To Whom It May Concern: On 12/20/2013 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: MAURICE FIELDS, JR Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR FIELDSTONE MORTGAGE COMPANY Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 6/13/2003 Recording Date of DOT: 6/23/2003 Reception No. of DOT: 2003092700 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $234,500.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $190,903.85 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 78, HIGHLANDS RANCH FILING NO. 122-H, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 10169 Fawnbrook Lane, Highlands Ranch, CO 80130

23 The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 78, HIGHLANDS RANCH FILING NO. 122-H, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 10169 Fawnbrook Lane, Highlands Ranch, CO 80130

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Public Trustees

Public Trustees

NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 9, 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: 2/13/2014 Last Publication: 3/13/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 12/26/2013 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: JENNIFER H TRACHTE Colorado Registration #: 40391 1199 BANNOCK STREET , DENVER, COLORADO 80204 Phone #: (303) 813-1177 Fax #: (303) 813-1107 Attorney File #: 4500.00343 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/

Highlands Ranch NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0795

Legal Notice No.: 2013-0792 First Publication: 2/13/2014 Last Publication: 3/13/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Highlands Ranch NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0793 To Whom It May Concern: On 12/20/2013 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: STUART L RASBACH AND JANET L RASBACH Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR AMERICAN FINANCING CORPORATION Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWMBS, INC., CHL MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH TRUST 2006-OA5, MORTGAGE PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-OA5 Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 1/25/2006 Recording Date of DOT: 2/3/2006 Reception No. of DOT: 2006009893 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $324,750.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $333,369.91 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 62, HIGHLANDS RANCH FILING NO. 72-A, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 6851 East Eagle Place, Highlands Ranch, CO 80130 NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 9, 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: 2/13/2014 Last Publication: 3/13/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 12/26/2013 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: JENNIFER H TRACHTE Colorado Registration #: 40391 1199 BANNOCK STREET , DENVER, COLORADO 80204 Phone #: (303) 813-1177 Fax #: (303) 813-1107 Attorney File #: 1269.22378 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2013-0793 First Publication: 2/13/2014 Last Publication: 3/13/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Notice of Unclaimed Property, Douglas County Public Trustee To Whom It May Concern: On October 30, 2013, the real property owned by Jeanne Morris located at 1610 E. Mountain Brush Circle, Highlands Ranch, CO 80130 was sold at the foreclosure sale conducted by the Douglas County Public Trustee. The sale number is 2013-0455. The amount the property sold for exceeded the total amount owed to the lender, Citimortgage, by $74,104.81. This amount is now owed to Jeanne Morris less the cost of this publication notice. The legal description of the property is LOT 46, HIGHLANDS RANCHFILING NO. 85-A, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. To claim the funds, contact the Douglas County Public Trustee, 402 Wilcox, Castle Rock, CO 80104, 303-660-7417. If the funds are not claimed by the owner entitled thereto before October 30, 2018, the funds will be transferred to the Colorado State Treasurer as part of the “Unclaimed Property Act”. Legal Notice No.: 2013-0455 First Publication: January 30, 2014 Last Publication: February 27, 2014 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press

• Removal of Pavement Marking (Striping) – 11,359 SY • Removal of Pavement Marking (Crosswalks) – 3,838 SF • Removal of Asphalt Mat (Planing) (1 ½” Thickness) – 11,786 SY • Hot Mix Asphalt (Grading SX) (75) (Haul and Asphalt) (Paving) (2 Inch) – 2,400 Tons • Cover Coat Material (3/8”) – 926,430 SY • Cover Coat Material (Slurry) – 640,439 SY 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.

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To Whom It May Concern: On 12/20/2013 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: KATHLEEN DYE AND JOHN ARCHIBALD Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR U.S. BANK, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 5/1/2008 Recording Date of DOT: 8/13/2008 Reception No. of DOT: 2008056634 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $187,600.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $176,075.86 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 232, HIGHLANDS RANCH, FILING NO. 121-C, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 740 Timbervale Trl, 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, April 9, 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: 2/13/2014 Last Publication: 3/13/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 12/26/2013 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: GIOVANNI CAMACHO Colorado Registration #: 44364 333 W. COLFAX AVENUE SUITE 450, DENVER, COLORADO 48302 Phone #: (720) 259-8626 Fax #: Attorney File #: 13CO00411-1 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2013-0795 First Publication: 2/13/2014 Last Publication: 3/13/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press

Government Legals Public Notice NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS A public hearing will be held on March 3, 2014, at 7:00 p.m., before the Douglas County Planning Commission and on March 25, 2014, at 2:30 p.m., before the Board of County Commissioners in the Commissioners’ Hearing Room, 100 Third St., Castle Rock, CO, for proposed amendments to the Douglas County Subdivision Resolution (DCSR), Articles 9 (Exemptions) and 13 (Definitions). The proposed changes provide for the administrative approval of specific amendments to existing exemptions, along with clarifying certain submittal and process requirements for exemption requests. In addition, the amendment defines a new exclusion from the definition of subdivision based on the date of deed recordation. For more information, call Jeanette Bare at Douglas County Planning Services, 303-660-7460. File #/Name: DR2013-011/Amendments to the Exemption Process and Definition of Subdivision Legal Notice No.: 924922 First Publication: February 13, 2014 Last Publication: February 13, 2014 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press Public Notice PUBLIC INVITATION TO BID Separate sealed bids for 2014 SURFACE TREATMENT PROJECT, DOUGLAS COUNTY PROJECT NUMBER CI 2014003 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, March 4, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. This project consists of surface treatments in various locations throughout Douglas County. The Contract Documents may be examined at the above address after 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 18, 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 26, 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, March 4, 2014, at the same address. The Project includes the following major items and approximate quantities: • Removal of Pavement Marking (Striping) – 11,359 SY • Removal of Pavement Marking (Crosswalks) – 3,838 SF • Removal of Asphalt Mat (Planing) (1 ½” Thickness) – 11,786 SY • Hot Mix Asphalt (Grading SX) (75) (Haul and Asphalt) (Paving) (2 Inch) – 2,400 Tons • Cover Coat Material (3/8”) – 926,430 SY • Cover Coat Material (Slurry) – 640,439 SY Prior to submitting a Bid Proposal, Bidders shall have received prequalification status (active status) with the Colorado

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Any questions on the bidding process may be directed to Terry Gruber, Project Engineer at 303.660.7490. For Planholder Information, Please Call 303.660.7490 (Front Desk) Legal Notice No.: 924932 First Publication: February 13, 2014 Last Publication: February 20, 2014 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press Public Notice REQUEST FOR QUOTE (RFQ) NO. 009-14 CHALLENGER REGIONAL PARK CONCESSION STAND The Douglas County Department of Community Development, Division of Parks, Trails, and Building Grounds, hereinafter referred to as the County, is soliciting responses from qualified individuals, firms, charitable, or non-profit organizations to provide Concession Services at Challenger Regional Park in Parker, Colorado. The privilege granted by this agreement gives the Concessionaire the right to sell specified pre-packaged food/snacks and hot/cold non-alcoholic beverages. The initial contract, issued as a result of this RFQ, will be for a period of nine (9) months, beginning approximately April 1, 2014 to and including December 31, 2014. The County shall have the option to renew this contract for two (2) additional periods of one (1) year each, with the same terms and conditions. This agreement and/or extension to the original period of a subject contract shall be subject to the County’s satisfaction with services received during the preceding contract period. The RFQ documents may be reviewed and/or printed from the Rocky Mountain EPurchasing System website at www.rockymountainbidsystem.com. The RFQ documents are not available for purchase from Douglas County Government and can only be accessed from the above-mentioned website. RFQ responses will be received until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 28, 2014 by Douglas County Government, Finance Department, Purchasing Division, 100 Third Street, Suite 130, Castle Rock, Colorado 80104. Response may be emailed to criggs@douglas.co.us , mailed, or hand-delivered to the address above. Douglas County Government reserves the right to reject any and all responses, to waive formalities, informalities, or irregularities contained in a said response and furthermore, to award a contract for items herein, either in whole or in part, if it is deemed to be in the best interest of the County to do so. Additionally, we reserve the right to negotiate optional items and/or services with the successful firm. Please direct any questions concerning this RFQ to Carolyn Riggs, Purchasing Supervisor at 303-660-7434 or criggs@douglas.co.us, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Legal Notice No.: 924934 First Publication: February 13, 2014 Last Publication: February 13, 2014 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press

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(303) 249-8221

CUSTOM HOMES REMODEL FINISHED BASEMENTS SERVICE AND REPAIR Licensed • Insured

Interior or Exterior

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“We’re Crazy About Plumbing”

ALAN ATTWOOD, Master Plumber

Lawn/Garden Services

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

Licensed / Insured

DICK 303-783-9000

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

303-797-6031

Schaumburg Custom Painting

• 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

Painting

303-840-1183 720-312-1184

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

Lic. MASTER PLUMBER FOR HIRE Robert #720-201-9051

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

303-960-7665 Quality Painting for Every Budget • Exteriors • Interiors • Decks • Insured • Free Estimates No Money Down

303-901-0947 www.lovablepainters.com BB PAINTING Interior and Exterior

Interior Winter Specials

Small jobs or large Customer satisfaction #1 priority Call Bert for FREE ESTIMATE

303-905-0422

Majestic Tree Service

Tile

720-231-5954

Thomas Floor Covering

Tree & Shrub Trimming, Tree Removal Stump Grinding Free Estimates Licensed and Insured

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

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Tree Service

(303) 234-1539

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the best local

Plumbing

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Your experienced Plumbers.

Insured & Bonded

Family Owned & Operated. Low Rates.

Remodeling

(303) 961-3485 Licenced & Insured

Bryon Johnson Master Plumber

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

General Repair & Remodel

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

303-791-4000

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February 13, 2014

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

G3887

MSRP$ 37,090 $2999 DUE AT SIGNING 10,000 MILES PER YEAR .20 PER MILE OVERAGE INCLUDES CCR, BUICK CONQUEST OFFER, INCREMENTAL CCR O.A.C.

LEASE

MONTH + TAX

2014

Chevy Silverado 2500HD

G3800

LEASE

LEASE

MONTH + TAX

MONTH + TAX

MSRP $61,325 INCLUDES REBATE, OWNER LOYALTY, TRADE ASSISTANCE, INCREMENTAL CONSUMER CASH

2014

2014

MSRP$ 47,160 10,000 MILES PER YEAR .20 PER MILE OVERAGE O.A.C. 39 MONTHS INCLUDES CCR, USAA PRIVATE OFFER $2999 DUE AT SIGNING

Over 900 TOTAL

Chevy Cruze

Chevy Equinox

LEASE

LEASE

MONTH + TAX

MONTH + TAX

G3805T

MSRP$ 27,065 10,000 MILES PER YEAR INCLUDES CCR, USAA PRIVATE OFFER, INCR MENTAL CCR O.A.C. .20 PER MILE OVERAGE $999 DUE AT SIGNING 39 MONTHS

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

New Vehicles s!

20% OFF

For Sale on 40 acre

ANY REPAIR OR

MAINTENANCE (max savings of $150.00)

BLE!

$

2014 Jeep Patriot

18,999

$

+ TAX Stock # D6113 w.a.c.

MSRP $22080 2000 in rebate must finance with Chrysler Capital

299mo.

D6235

LEASE MONTH + TAX

$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

IN STOCK!

AVAI LA

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

ALL MAKES / ALL MODELS

OVER 150

20

OVER

MSRP of $32190.00, 24 month lease, 10k miles per year. $2,999.00 due at signing (cash or trade), must qualify for $1000.00 Conquest Lease Rebate.

G3662

NEW 2014 FORD F-150

$199/mo LEASE!

St# F2306t, MSRP $35885, Cap cost $32500 2014 Ford 4X4 Supercab 24 month lease, 10500 miles per year $1999 due at signing $199 a month plus tax,title, license and fees Includes $2500 in incentives. Must qualify for customer conquest incentive of $1000.

NEW 2014 FORD EXPLORER

$269/mo LEASE! NEW ALL

20

Beat the Colorado COLD

AVA ILA

BLE !

with the HOTTEST SUV on the road!

2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk!

2014 RAM 1500

$

D5080

199mo.

ST QUAD CAB

4X4

LEASE

MONTH + TAX

MSRP of $36,395.00, 24 month lease, 10k miles per year. Must qualify for $1,000.00 Conquest Lease Rebate.

20 OVER

2014

$

2014 Ford Explorer 4X4. St# 2966tt MSRP $32495 Cap Cost $30718 $1399 down plus tax, title, lic and fees. $199 a month. 24 month lease. Must qualify for lease conquest incentive with approved credit.

OVE R

JEEP WRANGLER

23,168

+ TAX

D5974

MUST QUALIFY FOR LEASE CONQUEST WAC MSRP $24880

AVAILA BLE!

2014 Dodge Dart

$15,995

+ TAX

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

NEW 2014 FORD FOCUS

$169/mo LEASE!

St# F2979t MSRP $18820 Cap Cost $17750 $169 a month. 24 month lease. $1099 down plus tax, title, lic and fees.Over 40 Focus’s in stock Must qualify for the $500 lease conquest incentive. Includes $1000 in incentives. With approved credit.

NEW 2013 FORD C-MAX

$249/mo LEASE!

St# F2748 MSRP $26860 Cap Cost $24990 $2350 down plus tax, title, license and fees. $249 a month. 24 month lease. With approved credit

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


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