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Seven Stones cemetery gives back to community Douglas County site offers free service for second year BY ALEX DEWIND ADEWIND@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

The sun beats down on a rustic path, shaped like a heart, woven among aspen trees, patches of grass and, in the spring and summer, wildflowers. Water trickles down a small stream. Birds chirp. Bees from a nearby hive swarm. Seven Stones, a cemetery northeast of Roxborough, is filled with life. It’s just what Liz Gardener’s late stepfather, Ross Maple, would have wanted, she said. “Ross loved the land, he loved his garden, he loved my mom,” said Gardener, of southeast Denver. “This seemed like the best place.” Gardener’s stepfather died 24 years ago. She found his urn as she was cleaning out her mother’s home. Gardener had been holding on to her stepfather’s ashes, unsure what to do with them. Then she saw Seven Stone’s “Free Communal Placement Day” on March 1. She had never been to the cemetery but liked the location — Maple was raised down the road in Englewood — and the concept. “To me, environmentally, it makes sense,” Gardener said. “It felt in tune with nature.”

Seven Stones in northwest Douglas County isn’t your run-of-the-mill cemetery. Uplifting artwork is placed throughout the property. PHOTOS BY ALEX DEWIND Seven Stones, 9635 N Rampart Range Road, has hosted the event two years in a row and served 12 families. Gardener, accompanied by her husband Roy, was one of two people who made an appointment March 1. Loved ones’ ashes are placed in a 10-foot deep ossuary on the western edge of the serene cemetery. Normally $390, the placement is free that day. Kristin Scott was the first person to place her late husband’s ashes in the ossuary in 2018. She and her two children, along with their dog, visit often. In the spring and summer, they go there to watch the sunset. “It’s like a park more than it is a cemetery,” Scott, who lives in Roxborough, said. “It’s just beautiful.”

Rebecca Holm, director of customer care at Seven Stones, opens a 10-foot deep ossuary located on the western edge of the cemetery. On March 1, two people were able to place loved ones ashes in the ossuary for free. Rebecca Holm, director of customer care, sees the free placement day as a way to give back to the community. “A lot of people don’t know what to do with cremains,” Holm said. “That’s not something that you want your kids

to have to worry about.” The communal ossuary is one of many burial options at the cemetery, which opened in April 2015. Others include ground burial, green burial, mausoleum and pet memorials. Phase one of the 33-acre property has 4,000 placements, with room to expand to roughly 55,000 to 75,000 placements. As the need grows, it will grow, Holm said. Seven Stones isn’t your run-ofthe-mill cemetery. It’s not somber or spooky. There aren’t rows of headstones. It’s not confined. It’s light, peaceful, open — a breath of fresh air. “We do not want it to be a place of death,” Rebecca Holm said as she walked among the memorials, a mix of granite headstones, bronze plaques, colorful stained glass and tall columns of black basalt stone. “It’s a place for the living.” Seven Stones’ mission is to provide a gathering space where friends and families can remember, connect and share — a place to mourn and heal in the comfort of nature. Surrounding the property are miles of untouched land, the High Line Canal and the foothills. Gardener’s first time at Seven Stones won’t be her last. “It must have been meant to be that we inherited Ross’ ashes,” she said, “so we would find Seven Stones for ourselves.”

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Douglas County aims to fix high-risk roads in 2019 County received federal grant money to reduce accidents, fatalities BY JESSICA GIBBS JGIBBS@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

Douglas County is preparing to spend nearly $1 million to fix certain high-risk roads in the summer and fall of 2019, primarily using federal grant money specifically awarded for projects that aim to reduce fatalities, serious injury and traffic accidents. The county in 2016 and 2017 applied for assistance through federal-aid programs managed by the Colorado Department of Transportation — the Highway Safety Improvement Program and a subset of that program, the High Risk Rural Roads Program. “The fact that you were able to secure $909,000 without strings attached from the federal government,” District 1 Commissioner Abe Laydon told staff on Feb. 26, “is a very big deal.” Traffic Operations Manager Duane Cleere said the county learned its application was accepted in 2017 and that it would receive $909,000 through

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Plans for new fire station take a turn Many residents opposed original location for facility BY ALEX DEWIND ADEWIND@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

In response to negative feedback from community members, South Metro Fire Rescue has decided against building a fire station on a plot of land north of Mountain Vista High School. South Metro still plans to utilize a location in southwest Highlands Ranch to reduce response times and increase coverage. A Feb. 12 community meeting at the high school drew about 50 residents and several South Metro employees. Many of the attendees opposed the original site, which sits on a slope off Wildcat Reserve Parkway and Summit View Parkway, 640 feet away from the nearest home. The site is in the boundaries of what is expected to be a future historic park, owned by the Highlands Ranch Metro District. Views from the site are of the community’s iconic windmill, the Rocky Mountains

and the downtown Denver skyline. Neighboring residents voiced concerns over the safety of the location — accessible by an already congested street and intersection — the obstruction of premium views and the intrusion of open space that is home to wildlife and walking trails. “It would block a lot of

residential views,” said Marc Lumpkin, a neighbor who attended the Feb. 12 meeting. “It would be a dangerous location for fire vehicles trying to exit onto a busy, blind hill and it’s a primary conduit to the high school, middle school and only a half-mile from an elementary school.” Leaders from South Metro, including Chief Bob Baker,

acknowledged residents’ concerns. Plans for the fire station — dubbed Station 20 — are moving forward in a different direction. South Metro’s main priority is to get a fire station built as soon as possible to provide increased safety and security to the residents of Highlands Ranch, Baker said. “We also want to beT:4.73” good

neighbors and listen to the concerns of the community and do the best we can to mitigate those concerns,” Baker said. “We want to do our best to build on a site that is most neighborly.” South Metro is now considering a site north of Wildcat Reserve Parkway, southwest of the original location and farther from the closest homes. The new site is adjacent to an existing water treatment facility that resembles a white barn, near a signalized intersection shared by Mountain Vista High School and Mountain Ridge Middle School. “It would be a lot less obtrusive and there is already a building there for public use,” Baker said. It, too, is in the boundaries of the metro district’s historic park. South Metro Assistant Chief Vince Turner said the department is working on preliminary plans with the metro district and Shea Homes, which owns land used as a working cattle ranch on the property. SEE STATION, P10

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Vaping’s growing popularity spurs action State, local officials tackle what some call a public health crisis

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percent — of Colorado high school students are users of e-cigarettes

percent — of Colorado high school students smoke traditional cigarettes

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Depression, anxiety and wanting to fit in are what Olivia Ridl, 17, says drew her to begin vaping when she was a freshman at Chatfield High School. “I wasn’t a popular kid,” she said. “I was eating lunch in my teachers’ classroom or in the library.” But vaping with her new friends made her feel like she fit in somewhere, and the nicotine buzz allowed her to cope with and numb unwanted feelings, she said. By her sophomore year at the school in unincorporated south Jefferson County, Ridl said she couldn’t go a day without her vape, using it at school, in class — sometimes going through a pod or two a day. The discrete products — often marketed by manufacturers as a healthier alternative to cigarettes, one that can help adults quit smoking — have exploded among today’s youth. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says Colorado is first in the nation for the number of teenagers who use vaporizers or e-cigarettes, calling the trend a public health crisis. Local public health officials agree that high school students are vaping or using e-cigarettes at alarming rates. Vaping is the act of inhaling a vaporized liquid from an electronic device. The devices used to vape go by many different names, such as e-cigarettes, e-cigs, smokeless cigarettes, vaporizers, vape pens and JUULs. There is no smoke as with a traditional, or combustible, cigarette, but there is the addictive chemical nicotine — which is concerning to health officials. But many people, both teen and adult, don’t connect vaping with nicotine. Zac Hess, director of health, wellness and prevention at the Douglas County School District, said his department is taking a well-rounded approach to the problem of youth vaping by communicating that connection with school administrators, students and parents. His department is also collaborating with county resources, including the Douglas County Sheriff ’s Office, Tri-County Health Department and other health organizations. “It can’t be just the school district,” Hess said. “I’m optimistic — I think everybody is coming on board.” Data from the most recent Healthy Kids Colorado Survey — an in-depth look at the health and well-being of young people conducted by the state every two years — concluded that 44.2 percent of Colorado high school students have ever used a vapor product. That’s only slightly higher than Douglas County’s average of

percent — of Douglas County high school students have ever used an electronic vapor product million — JUUL devices sold in 2017, up from 2.2 million in 2016

Students at Lakewood High School walk past vaping education posters in the hallway. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says Colorado is first in the nation for the number of teenagers who use vaporizers or e-cigarettes, calling the trend a public health crisis. SHANNA FORTIER

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• Tobacco Free 303: www.tobaccofree303.org • Tobacco-Free Colorado: www.tobaccofreeco. org • Children’s Hospital Colorado: www.childrenscolorado.org • Colorado Quit Line: call 1-800-QUIT-NOW • American Lung Association: www.lung.org 41.1 percent of high school students. About 27 percent of Colorado high school students had vaped in the past 30 days — more than twice the national average of 13 percent, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, reports. Ridl’s school district, Jefferson County Public Schools, and other districts in the Denver metro area have seen similar numbers of students using vaping products. While the rate of teen smoking of traditional cigarettes has dropped 30 percent since 2013, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, vaping and e-cigarette use represent something of a new frontier for health, school and law officials. What’s vaping? E-cigarettes hit the market in the United States in the early 2000s. The battery-powered products deliver nicotine in the form of an aerosol, which generally contains fewer toxic chemicals than the 7,000 chemicals in smoke from regular cigarettes, the CDC says. But the aerosol can still have potentially harmful substances like heavy metals and cancer-causing agents, according to the CDC. Dr. Stanton Glantz, director of the University of California, San Francisco Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, says vaping devices expose people to a much higher level of heavy metals than combustable cigarettes do.

While vaping refers to the actual act of inhaling and exhaling vapor from a device, an e-cigarette is a specific type of device, created to feel and look like a traditional cigarette. Statistics show that vaping has increased in the past three years with the emergence of kidfriendly flavors and trendy products, such as the JUUL, which hit the market in 2015. JUUL sales increased more than 600 percent in one year, from 2.2 million in 2016 to 16.2 million in 2017, according to the company. Popular among teenagers, the JUUL looks like a small flash drive. It is sold at gas stations, convenience stores and online. On its website, the company states that anyone who purchases a JUUL must be at least 21 years old. The legal age to purchase vape products throughout the country ranges from 18 to 21. In Colorado, the minimum age is 18. The JUUL rings up at about $40 a device and $5 a pod, which contains the liquid used in the device. The device does not produce a big cloud and is easy to hide. “We know that ease of access is a risk factor that leads to increased usage,” said Maura Proser, chronic dis-

ease, injury and prevention manager at Tri-County Health Department, which serves Douglas, Arapahoe and Adams counties. Fruity flavors and the use of social media have made vaping appealing to youths, experts say. “Ultimately, it’s undermining all the progress we’ve made in reducing youth tobacco use,” said Susan Westhof, who is part of the tobacco health team at Jefferson County Public Health. “Now a lot of kids are trying this new trendy way of using nicotine and they are getting addicted.” The liquid in some vaping products comes in a variety of popular, kid-friendly flavors, like bubble gum and cotton candy. Pink lemonade and strawberry daiquiri were the favorite flavors of Ridl, who is now one year clean from vaping. Mango, she said, was the most popular flavor among her classmates. “A lot of kids use the fruit flavors,” she said, adding that she didn’t know any teens who used the plain tobacco flavor. SEE VAPING, P6


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Ted Kwong, spokesperson for JUUL, said the company is committed to preventing youth access to JUUL products, and that no young person or non-nicotine user should ever try JUUL. “We cannot fulfill our mission to provide the world’s one billion adult smokers with a true alternative to combustible cigarettes if youth use continues unabated,” Kwong said. “As we said before, our intent was never to have youth use JUUL products. We have taken dramatic action to contribute to solve this problem.” After a Federal Drug Administration crackdown in late October, JUUL announced it will stop taking retail orders for mango-, fruit-, creme- and cucumber-flavored pods. Those flavors will remain available online at the company’s own website through age-verified purchases. In November, JUUL also made its Facebook and Instagram accounts inactive, and says it is developing new technology to further limit youth access and use. Peer pressure In 2018, 20.8 percent of high school students and 4.9 percent of middle school students across the U.S. reported using e-cigarettes in the past 30 days, according to the CDC. That accounts for about 3.6 million young people. Reasons for picking up the habit vary, public officials say. But most agree that young people view it as “cool” and “trendy,” and disregard the potential health risks. A 16-year-old student at Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch, who asked that his name be withheld due to the topic’s sensitivity, started vaping last year, when a friend offered him a hit from a JUUL while they were hanging out, playing video games, in his family’s basement. The Valor student, a friendly teen on the wrestling team who loves math and biology, said he gave in to peer pressure. He would continue to vape for the next eight months. “If someone would have told me it was destroying my family and my lungs, I would have stopped,” the student said. “But no one ever told me that.” The Valor student recalls feeling a brief head rush and burst of energy after using his JUUL. Over the period of eight months, when he was vaping most days, his parents said their otherwise sweet and social kid acted moody, tired and secretive. He spent more time in the family’s basement, where he hid his JUUL and pods in couch cushions and drawers. He lied about needing money for food so he could purchase the nicotine-filled pods from friends’ older siblings. “He’s a really good student — a sophomore in pre-calculus,” the student’s mother said. “Sometimes he would be focused, other times aloof.” Health concerns Vapes have a cartridge, otherwise

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DEFINITIONS Vaping: The act of inhaling a vaporized liquid from an electronic device. The devices used to vape go by many different names such as e-cigarettes, e-cigs, smokeless cigarettes, vaporizers, vape pens, mods, tanks, cigalikes, JUUL, e-hookah and hookah pens. E-cigarettes: E-cigarettes come in many shapes and sizes. Most have a battery, a heating element, and a place to hold a liquid. E-cigarettes produce an aerosol by heating a liquid that usually contains nicotine, flavorings and other chemicals that help to make the aerosol. Users inhale this aerosol into their lungs. Some e-cigarettes are made to look like regular cigarettes, cigars or pipes. Some resemble pens, USB sticks and other everyday items. Larger devices such as tank systems, or “mods,” do not resemble other tobacco products. E-juice, e-liquid or vape juice: The liquid used in vape devices to make a smoke-

like vapor. Pod: A cartridge filled with a liquid used in a device. JUUL: A brand of electronic cigarette. They look like a USB flash drives and can be charged by a computer. They are popular with teenage users, who often refer to the activity of using one as JUULing rather than vaping. Tanks: The component of a vaping device that includes a reservoir to hold additional vape juice and the coil to fire and create the vapor. Mods: Bigger, bulkier, more complicated e-cigarettes. Sources: Colorado Department of Public Health, smokefree.gov, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Vape products come in many shapes and sizes. known as a pod, that is filled with a liquid often times with as much nicotine as one pack of cigarettes. That’s about 200 puffs worth. The vaping trend concerns public health officials and medical professionals due to the known and unknown health risks. Vaporizers and e-cigarettes contain nicotine, among other, unregulated ingredients, said Robert Valuck, professor at the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. “People don’t realize nicotine is just as problematic with vaping as with cigarettes to the young brain, pre-age 25,” Valuck said. “This use of nicotine — anything that is an addictive substance — actually changes brain chemistry and rewires somebody to be a more dependent person on substances for the rest of their life.” Dr. Tista Ghosh, interim chief medical officer at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, said data suggests vaping may be an indicator for other high-risk behaviors, such as binge drinking, using marijuana and misusing prescription pain medications. Nicotine is especially problematic

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for young people, whose brains are still developing. Areas of the brain associated with risk and decisionmaking don’t fully form until age 25, Valuck said. He added that the younger the consumer of nicotine is, the more likely he or she will continue use. “It’s biology,” Valuck said. “We should keep people safe until they are old enough to make a rational decision.” Each puff of the chemical delivers a small amount of dopamine, a neurotransmitter in the body associated with reward and pleasure, Valuck explained. When nicotine is inhaled regularly, the consumer’s natural production of dopamine begins to shut down. “If you stop inhaling nicotine, you feel like crap. You have no dopamine inside,” Valuck said. “This is why people don’t want to quit (smoking).” Nicotine addiction is linked to agitation, aggression and anger, and can escalate existing anxiety or depression. It can disrupt sleep cycles and appetite. Some people report suicidal thinking when the substance is removed, Valuck said. SEE VAPING, P7

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Unlike traditional cigarettes, which have been around for centuries, vaping products are relatively new to the market and studies are ongoing as to long-term health impacts. “We know that we have been able to link cigarette smoking to every cancer and heart disease and lung disease,” said Taylor Roberts, product disease prevention coordinator at TriCounty Health. “Unfortunately, vaping devices haven’t been around as long. We don’t have as clear of a link.” Glantz, who has been researching the health risks associated with vaping at his center in San Francisco, said although it could be another 20 years before scientists know the potential cancer risks associated with vaping, heart and lung disease are already being linked. What’s being done Efforts to decrease the use of ecigarettes and other vaping products are taking place at the county, state and national levels. In January, legislators introduced a bipartisan bill that would prohibit the use of e-cigarettes in indoor public spaces and workplaces, essentially imposing the same rules that smokers of traditional cigarettes face. The goal, in part, is to eliminate youth exposure to the products. “The recent rise in popularity of electronic smoking devices has pointed out a glaring loophole in current law that must be closed in order to keep these products out of the hands of children,” said state Rep. Colin Larson, a Republican representing parts of unincorporated Jefferson County and co-sponsor of the bill. This comes on the heels of a statewide health advisory on vaping and nicotine addiction issued by the Department of Public Health and Environment last November. Then-Gov. John Hickenlooper signed an executive order to double the number of compliance checks on businesses that sell vapor products and ban the use of vaping products in state buildings. In 2015, Douglas County expanded its existing ordinance prohibiting minor possession of tobacco to include e-cigarettes, vapor pens or any other alternate devices of ingesting nicotine. Parker and Castle Rock have made similar changes to town ordinances. Along with the health advisory, Hickenlooper launched Vape-Free November, a prevention initiative aimed at increasing awareness about the dangers of e-cigarettes and vaping. He also recommended that the General Assembly pass legislation on existing tobacco policy, including raising the minimum sales age for tobacco and e-cigarrette products to 21 years old. With the initiative, came more discussion. Public health officials are working with schools and brainstorming new ways to reach today’s youth, such as social media campaigns. It’s uncharted territory, Tri-County officials say. “We have been doing such a good job of getting people to quit smoking. This is just something so new,” Proser

TALKING TO TEENS The following tips can help when talking to teens, according to Tobacco Free Colorado. More information can be found at www. tobaccofreeco.org. Listen Make then feel heard. Consider their opinions and keep the conversation going. Even if you’ve talked about this topic before, their issues and opinions change all the time. Plus, as youth get older, they can feel more pressure from friends and classmates. Set clear rules Make family, school and sports team rules clear and stick to them. Let them know what will happen if they don’t follow them. Focus on positive messages Encourage them to make choices that help them achieve their goals. Learn how teens are vaping Because of the wide array of discreet vape devices, it is easier than evert to hide them and vape at school or during school activities. Get a sense of what vaping devices look like. Many teens don’t consider JUULs to be vapes or e-cigarettes. Share the science Despite what teens may hear, vaping is not just water vapor. Most vapes contain nicotine, artificial flavoring and other chemicals. Stress the fact that teens who JUUL or vape nicotine and THC — the compound that is the main active ingredient of cannabis — have trouble learning and memory issues, as both nicotine and THC have negative effects on adolescent brain development.

When a Valor Christian High School student’s parents caught him vaping, they found a stash of vaping products hidden in couch cushions and drawers. Above shows the student’s JUUL, the narrow metal device, and more than a dozen mango-flavored pods. Each one delivers as much nicotine as a pack of cigarettes. ALEX DEWIND

What to ask teens Have you ever used a vape pen, vaporizer, e-cig or a JUUL with nicotine? How much? How often? said. “The messages that we know work for cigarette smoking are not going to work for this generation and this product.” Douglas County School District has a department dedicated to students’ physical, social and emotional needs. The Health, Wellness and Prevention Department offers programming and lessons to prevent or change behavior associated with substance use. The elementary level, for example, utilizes a “Lifeskills Tobacco and Nicotine Prevention” class. Middle and high schools use an e-cigarette and vape pen prevention curriculum created by Stanford Medicine. The school district’s nine middle schools have a counselor whose sole job is to work on prevention, thanks to a $2.4 million, three-year grant from the state. “In school, we work to help kids build resiliency and refusal skills,” said Hess, the DCSD director of health, wellness and prevention. “Those two things go hand-in-hand.” In partnership with Douglas County Sheriff ’s Office, the district’s Youth, Education and Safety in Schools program, or Y.E.S.S., brings deputies into middle schools to educate students on relationships, Internet safety and substance abuse. Instructors host seminars on similar topics for parents. DCSD’s school resource officers are using humor to deter students from using vaping products. Some schools, for example, have signs of a guinea

To better reach teens, school resource officers from Douglas County Sheriff’s Office are using a humorous approach to deter Douglas County students from vaping. This poster, for example, is used at some schools. COURTESY OF DCSO pig holding a vaping product with the words, “Don’t be this generation’s guinea pig.” ‘Not a type of kid’ Ridl, the Chatfield student, said she hid her vape addiction from her father. Now, she wants to encourage other teens to quit vaping, too. “Telling yourself you are addicted and knowing how bad it is for you is the first step,” said Ridl, who largely credits a 10-week, voluntary group program at the school for enabling her to kick the habit. Hess said when talking about youth vaping, it’s important to note that it’s impacting kids across the board, start-

ing as young as middle school. “Administrators get frustrated because they don’t know what to do,” Hess said. “We realize we are not dealing with a kid just making a poor choice. It is so prevalent in schools.” Students agree that they see kids throughout all social groups vaping. Abby Hoerler, a junior at ThunderRidge High School in Highlands Ranch, is involved in several extracurricular activities. She often sees students in band or choir vape at school or afterward in their cars. “I had friends that would say, `I can’t stop taking this, I don’t know how to stop this,’” Hoerler, who does not vape, said. Vaping, Hoerler said, is everywhere. “They hide them and they share them,” she said of the devices. “No kid wants to tell a teacher, because then, you’re called a tattler.” Hoerler serves on the Douglas County Youth Initiative Board, which falls under the Douglas County Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition, made up of agencies with a stake in youth substance abuse prevention or treatment. Established in 2016, the coalition is part of the Douglas County Mental Health Initiative, comprising more than 40 organizations from the public and private sectors to address the county’s mental health needs. The Douglas County Youth Initiative Board, comprising students ages 13 to 18, studies and educates the community on issues facing teens. Vaping is at the top of the list. Hess agrees. “It’s definitely scary,” he said, adding, “I think the community is ready to get engaged.” — Colorado Community Media reporter Shanna Fortier contributed to this report.


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Parker site approved for alternative ed, career/tech campus Facilities would provide different pathways for students BY ALEX DEWIND ADEWIND@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

Parker will likely be home to the Douglas County School District’s fourth alternative education facility, and first career and technical education facility — together on one campus.

At the Feb. 19 board of education meeting, six board members — Anthony Graziano was absent — unanimously approved an 18-acre site, zoned for a school, at 11041 Pine Drive, north of the intersection of Mainstreet and Pine Drive. The district’s Long Range Planning Committee, which studies building and capacity needs, recommended the site because of its central location in Parker and availability. The district predicts growth in northeast Parker, but other dedicated school sites can be used if construction of a new school is needed.

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District staff met with neighboring residents, town officials and the president of the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce to discuss the potential use of the Pine Drive site and future partnerships. “Promises made, promises kept, that’s what this is about,” Dennis Houston, president of the chamber, said at the board meetDavid Ray, ing. “How can we focus Douglas County School Board president on career and technical education to show that we can really make an impact in the lives of fast-tracking an associate’s degree, the students and citizens of Douglas workforce training or industry certiCounty?” fication. Ballot Issue 5B, a $250 million bond School board President David Ray approved by voters last November, is thrilled about the two facilities, he would fund the project. Of the $250 expressed at the Feb. 19 meeting. million, $39 million is allocated for “I break out in goose bumps thinkcareer and technical education (CTE) ing about the opportunities for those and new construction. The remainkids who need something different ing funds are going toward critical than what is offered in our traditionbuilding repairs and capital reinvestal schools,” Ray said. ments. The district’s three alternative If developed, the Pine Lane facilieducation facilities are Daniel C. ties would not only provide learning Oakes High School in Castle Rock, opportunities for the 30 percent of Douglas County students who don’t go on to a two- or four-year university, but also students interested in SEE FACILITY, P11

‘I break out in goose bumps thinking about the opportunities for those kids who need something different than what is offered in our traditional schools.’

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Trio sentenced for 2017 crime spree in south metro area Men robbed women at gunpoint in Littleton, Highlands Ranch, Parker BY DAVID GILBERT DGILBERT@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

The last of three men convicted for a violent 2017 crime spree was sentenced on Feb. 26, almost two years to the day after the end of a series of attacks that spanned Littleton, Highlands Ranch and Parker. Geoffrey Warren Johnson, 27, was sentenced to 45 years in prison in Douglas County District Court on Feb. 26, according to a news release from the 18th Judicial District. Xavier Masse, 21, was sentenced to 37 years in prison on Feb. 15. Deaundre McWilliams, 21, who played a lesser role in the attacks, was sentenced to a 15-year suspended prison sentence pending completion of six years in the Youthful Offender System in December 2017. The crime spree began in Littleton on Feb. 21, 2017, when Masse and Johnson robbed a woman at gunpoint at a car wash, the DA’s news release states. In the early hours of Feb. 22, 2017,

Masse and Johnson robbed a woman outside her home in Highlands Ranch, hitting her in the head with a handgun before fleeing in a waiting car. Later the same day, Masse, Johnson and McWilliams robbed a woman outside her home in Parker. When the woman gave chase, one of the Johnson men fired two shots as they fled in a waiting car. Responding police caught McWilliams and Masse after a highspeed chase. Johnson initially escaped but was arrested in August 2017. Masse “Such wanton lawlessness perpetrated by gun-toting miscreants who preyed upon suburban women will not be tolerated in this community,” District Attorney George Brauchler in the news release. “These three McWilliams threatened, terrorized and left the victims feeling vulnerable and afraid. But they didn’t get away with it. They

have earned long stays in prison, and I want the community to once again know that we continue work to keep them safe.” McWilliams pleaded guilty in October 2017 to aggravated robbery, conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery and vehicular eluding, and was sentenced in Dec. 2017.

Johnson pleaded guilty to three counts of felony aggravated robbery in September 2018. A jury found Masse guilty of attempted murder, aggravated robbery, conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery, menacing and obstruction of a police officer in December 2018.

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Nominate a special teenager for a DC Youth Initiative Award Do you know a special Douglas County teenager, 13-19 years old, who has overcome adversity and created positive change in their lives, and the lives of others? Nominations for the 2019 Douglas County Youth Initiative Awards are being accepted through March 31. For more information or to complete the online nomination form visit www.douglas.co.us and search for Youth Awards.

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Cleere said increases to road congestion thanks to the area’s population growth today make it hard for drivers trying to turn into the intersectionto find gaps in traffic. A traffic light aims to mitigate those issues. • Installing a warning system at the intersection of North Delbert Road, the county’s eastern boundary, and Buckboard Road that alerts drivers approaching the intersection when vehicles are approaching from other roads. The project cost is $80,000. Cleere said between 2011 and 2015 there were five crashes and one fatality at this intersection. • Widening shoulders along a curvy stretch of Perry Park Road near Red Rock Drive and adding cable rail, both meant to prevent vehicles from leaving the road. The project cost is $500,000. Between 2010 and 2015 there were four property damage accidents, five injuries and one fatality along this stretch of roadway. • Installing rumble stripes along

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Another community meeting to discuss the new location is expected to take place within the next 60 days, Turner said. A location has yet to be determined. If plans move forward, construction of Station 20 would begin in late summer and wrap up by summer 2020. What would be the community’s third fire station is made possible by the unification of the Highlands Ranch Metro District and South Metro Fire Rescue, which took effect Jan. 1. For 37 years, Highlands Ranch contracted fire services from the City of Littleton through Littleton Fire Rescue, in partnership with the Littleton Fire Protection District. Citing increasing costs and a desire for improved service and financial

Perry Park Road near the border with El Paso County at a cost of $129,000. Cleere said the county has seen a combination of head-on collisions, side swipes and vehicles running off the road here. This project will happen in phases over 2019 and 2020. Work is expected to begin in the summer and fall of this year. For all the projects, Douglas County is contributing roughly 10 percent of the construction costs, or 10 percent of the total $909,000 grant. Douglas County is financially responsible for the design of each, which it will contract with a consultant to complete, Cleere said. Once Douglas County completes the projects, CDOT will reimburse Douglas by 90 percent. “We continue to recognize and celebrate the county’s partnership with CDOT that resulted in the award of these safety grants,” said Lora Thomas, chairwoman of the board of commissioners. “The purpose of these safety grants is to reduce the deaths and serious injuries that result from traffic crashes in specific locations in the county. From my state patrol days in Douglas County in the ‘80s, I know all too well why these improvements are needed, and how effective they can be.” sustainability, the metro district considered joining forces with South Metro Fire Rescue. In a special election last May, voters approved the merger. The unification makes South Metro the second-largest fire and rescue provider in Colorado. At opening, Station 20 is expected to house four firefighters and one fire engine. South Metro expects the station to respond to between 600 and 1,000 calls in the first year — or about two to three a day. Station 20 will be in close proximity to the Backcountry Wilderness Area — 8,200 acres of open space bordering the southern edge of Highlands Ranch — which typically sees brush fires in the hot, dry summer months. South Metro will use capital funds to pay for the project. The total cost has not been determined, but Turner said similar fire stations can cost anywhere from $3 million to $8 million.

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Eagle Academy in Highlands Ranch and Plum Creek Academy in Highlands Ranch. They serve students at risk of not completing high school, offering personalized learning and a strong sense of community, according to the schools’ websites. Currently the district doesn’t have a facility dedicated to CTE, though its nine traditional high schools and some middle schools offer a total of 78 CTE programs. Rock Canyon High School, for example, offers a three-course program in fire science and public safety. Douglas County High School offers courses in agricultural science. “All of our schools have a pretty good selection right now but not all of them lead to a degree or certification,” Assistant Superintendent Ted Knight said. “We want to use that (bond) money to take those programs the extra step.” Some board members raised concerns about transportation, cost and capacity.

Transportation to and from the Pine Lane site isn’t guaranteed, potentially limiting access to students in Highlands Ranch or Castle Rock, some of whom may live 30 minutes or more from the Parker location. A timeline and cost have yet to be established. The concept is at the beginning stages, according to the district. The Douglas County Planning Commission would need to provide input on the site plan and a traffic analysis, according to Ray. The school board would then give the final approval to the site plan and construcion costs. Adjacent to the site are 2 acres of open land owned by Douglas County that the school district expects to obtain at no cost, according to Rich Cosgrove, DCSD’s chief operations office. The site would accommodate a building equivalent to a 750- student elementary school, according to DCSD staff. The alternative education facility would serve roughly 150 students. The number of students at the CTE facility would depend on partnerships with the business community and student interest.

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Looks like America isn’t good enough for America’s pastime QUIET DESPERATION

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lay ball. The 2019 Major League Baseball season is about to get underway. Did I just hear yawns? Attendance was down at 17 MLB stadiums last year from the year before. There are a number of theories about why baseball is no longer America’s game. Here’s one: Americans think baseball is boring. It’s not action-packed, like professional basketball.

One local sports writer thinks the game should be shortened to seven innings. Why not to five? Why not to one? Americans don’t deserve baseball. It’s too subtle. Americans prefer constant overstatement and hoopla. (What would the Super Bowl have been without Maroon 5? Answer at the bottom.) Professional baseball is a brilliant, deliberate, nine-course meal. Professional basketball is a greasy

drive-thru. Americans are impatient, and they want to know what is going on where they are not. Security scans everyone at the gate for knives and guns. Security should scan for phones too. Phoning and texting in a stadium, in an art gallery, in a concert, and in line in a grocery store is disrespectful. But, it’s entirely American. Yes, sometimes things drag. There are pitchers who ponder and wander and debate and spit between every pitch.

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Make every vote count In his recent letter to the editor, Mr. Grevillius criticizes the bill that would give Colorado’s electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote. He implies that relying on the popular vote would always benefit the Democratic candidate. This would have been true in 2016 when Clinton won the popular vote by 3 million votes, but this assuredly would not always be the case. And isn’t it absurd that the presidency is the only office in the country that can be won without winning the popular vote? Proponents of direct election of presidents argue that this will incentivize candi-

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dates to travel beyond the 12 traditional battleground states and not ignore the other 38 as in 2016. Mr. Grevillius laments that Colorado’s electoral votes could in the future be awarded to the candidate not selected by the majority of the state’s voters, thereby greatly reducing Colorado’s national influence. The Electoral College exists because of compromises made by our founders to satisfy the small states by increasing their national political power. However, as Cory Gardner noted in the Feb. 23 Denver Post, our founding fathers SEE LETTERS, P31

There are batters who pray and pace and redo their batting gloves between every pitch. There are too many trips to the mound (although fewer than there used to be). Managers swap pitchers endlessly. No one pitches a complete game anymore. My favorite baseball player, left-handed pitcher Warren Spahn, started 665 games and completed 382.

Knowing when it’s time for a change

enthusiasm. ave you ever WINNING Most of us know the felt the need to WORDS changes that need to be change somemade, but we let whatthing in your ever it is that we need to life? My guess would change hold us hostage. be yes, we all have at So there really is nothsome point. And the aning more exhilarating guish and torment we struggle with while we and freeing than to move go through the thought ahead and passionately process often signifipursue the changes that cantly slows down our we want and that could decision-making, and really be life-changing. Michael Norton sometimes even keeps Getting comfortable us from making the with change and breakchanges we know that we need ing through our comfort zones to make. is easier for some than it is for One of the reasons we don’t others. And the best path to break make changes or like to make through our comfort zone is to changes is that it forces us out of release our grip on fear. our comfort zone. We get excited When fear creeps in, it is folabout the change or we become lowed by doubt, and then worry frightened about the change, so is not far behind. And when that instead of making the change we happens, we begin the negative find ourselves stuck in a state of self-talk in our heads, and before confusion and limbo. we know it, we have talked ourHere’s the thing, once we do fiselves right out of the change we nally make the change we needed know we need to make. to make, we enjoy this amazing Recently I have lived through feeling of freedom. Initially we the entire cycle of change. As may feel a little remorse, we may a matter of fact, I was trying to feel like we have even made the make this change for about three wrong decision to change, but years, and every time I tried to then as we start something new make the change, I talked myself and when we learn to let go of the out of it, or I let someone else also past and remember why we wanttalk me out of it. ed to change in the first place, we begin to replace remorse with SEE NORTON, P31

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A call for change in how we talk about aging

ow we talk about aging, older adults and ageism makes a difference. Douglas County — like the rest of Colorado and the United States — is becoming older, a result of advances in health and science, as well as declining birth rates. Experts know that aging is normal, and can be a great time of growth and contribution to our communities and to the economy. For example, research shows that older workers tend to be more loyal and more motivated to exceed expectations, and have higher levels of engagement, better communication skills and stronger networks of professional contacts than their younger counterparts. Additionally, intergenerational work teams in an organization offer substantial benefits, including older adults mentoring and sharing their knowledge with younger workers

and improving team problem-solving and creativity. Yet negative stereotypes about older people and ageism — discrimination based on age — can get in the way of our comLIVING & munities realizing this “experience AGING WELL dividend.” Changing the Narrative in Colorado is an initiative to change the way Coloradans talk, think and act about aging, older adults and ageism. Our goals are to Janine Vanderburg encourage policies and practices that allow and encourage older adults to be involved, and to ensure that all communities across the state are great places to age in. A partner-

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ship of NextFifty Initiative and Rose Community Foundation, Changing the Narrative is offering workshops and presentations on research-based messages and language that has been proven to shift public thinking about older adults and about aging, to decrease ageism and to increase support for policies that allow all of us to thrive as we age. So why do we need to change the narrative about aging and older people? Here are three reasons: • The current stories that we hear in the media portray getting older as a time of decline and deterioration, and ignore the very real contributions that all of us can make as we age. Older people are often portrayed as “takers” who will bankrupt the economy, when the reality is that 42 percent of the state’s GDP is contributed by people ages 50-plus.

• The persistence of these stereotypes often leads to workplace discrimination. A national study released in December found that 56 percent of people who had entered their 50s with stable employment were pushed out or laid off. At the same time, many companies in Colorado are desperate for workers to sustain their growth and our overall economy. Investing in and retaining older workers, instead of discriminating against them, is a way we can keep our economy strong. • Finally, we know that having positive attitudes about aging also gives us a longevity boost. Another study found that people who think positively about aging live on average 7.5 years longer than those who have a negative view. SEE AGING, P31

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Parade, festival, food, fun on agenda for holiday BY JOSEPH RIOS JRIOS@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

hile the best-known tradition of St. Patrick’s Day is to wear green, that wasn’t always the case. Before green became the color associated with the holiday, blue was worn to celebrate Saint Patrick, a Christian missionary, saint and bishop of Ireland. St. Patrick’s Day is recognized as the traditional religious feast of St. Patrick on March 17 of each year. Stories tell of St. Patrick using the shamrock, a three-leafed plant with one stalk, to explain the Holy Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) to a nonbeliever. The shamrock became an iconic image of Ireland when the country named it its national flower and emblem. Ireland closes its banks, stores and businesses to observe St. Patrick each year, recognizing St. Patrick’s Day as a religious holiday. In the United States, beer is turned green, corned beef and cabbage is pushed out by restaurants and parades are held all throughout the country. Here is how you can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day across the Denver metro area. Denver St. Patrick’s Day Parade Where: According to the Denver St. Patrick’s Day Parade website, the best place to catch the parade entries full performance is south of 20th Avenue on Blake Street. When: March 16 at 9:30 a.m. Cost: Free The scoop: One of Colorado’s biggest St. Patrick’s Day celebrations takes place in downtown Denver during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Around 450,000 people attended the parade last year, and the Denver St. Patrick’s Day Parade is anticipating seeing high attendance again, according to Elizabeth Price, the parade’s spokesperson. There will be dancing, music and parade floats. “It’s great for the whole family, and there’s fun giveaways and treats for kids. There’s just so much to see and do,” said Price. St. Patrick’s Day Festival in Olde Town Arvada Where: 7307 Grandview Ave., Arvada When: March 16 from noon to 6 p.m. Cost: Free admission The scoop: You and the family can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the heart of Arvada. Olde Town Arvada will feature food, beverages, artisan and craft vendors, a kids zone street performances and live music from

One of Colorado’s biggest St. Patrick’s Day celebrations takes place in downtown Denver during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. PHOTO BY DEBORAH GRIGSBY

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pint glass, an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, a race bib, a beer and a post-race party. “Grab your friends and family, your best Irish costume and join us as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day,” said Gojan. Kegs & Eggs Where: Jackson’s at 1520 20th St., Denver When: March 15, doors open at 7 a.m. Cost: Free The scoop: At this year’s Kegs & Eggs concert, Jukebox the Ghost, the Mowglis and Morgxn will be performing at Jackson’s. In the past, bands like 30h!3, Dirty Heads and the Fray. The event is a 21 and up show.

Angus Mohr, Big Paddy and Ponder the Albatross. Joe Hengstler, the executive director of the Olde Town Business Improvement District, is encouraging attendees to park south of Grandview in between old Wadsworth and Vance Street. Hengstler called the Olde Town Arvada St. Patrick’s Day Festival one of the top destinations for St. Patrick’s Day on the Front Range. “The historic streets of Olde Town Arvada provide the perfect backdrop to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with fun for all ages. In addition to great entertainment, craft vendors, and of course beer and wine booths in the festival area, Olde Town has plenty of one of a kind shops, bars and restaurants to explore and experience,” said Hengstler in an email.

Highlands Ranch Community Association St. Patrick’s Day 5K Where: 9352 Dorchester St., Highlands Ranch When: The 5K starts at 9 a.m. on March 16. Onsite registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Cost: 5K run and walk is $45, and the youth 5K run and walk (ages 12 and under) is $25. Prices will increase after March 14 at 11:59 p.m. The scoop: The Highlands Ranch Community Association (HRCA) St. Patrick’s Day 5K goes through neighborhoods, the Marcy Gulch Trail, Fido’s Field at Foothills Park and wraps up on Dorchester Street. Patrick Gojan, the race series director for HRCA, said race participants are encouraged to bring their pets. Race participants receive a T-shirt,

St. Patrick’s Celebration at Colorado Plus Brew Pub and Taphouse Where: 6995 W. 38th Ave., Wheat Ridge When: March 15 - March 17 Cost: Prices vary The scoop: Once a year, Colorado Plus Brew Pub and Taphouse adds a special St. Patrick’s Day touch to its menu by offering corned beef and cabbage and Shepard’s pie that is made with Colorado lamb. The Wheat Ridge establishment is planning on rolling out two special beers, brewed by its head brewer who has an Irish background. Guests can try a Geata Dubh, an Irish dry stout style beer, and Grafton St. Red, an Irish red ale style beer. “The biggest attraction is our food. We’re not doing any live music, but this is really good Irish food that we do once a year,” said Eugene Kahng, owner of Colorado Plus Brew Pub and Taphouse.


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Student art show expands in its fifth year

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or the fifth year, art students from Littleton High School carried examples of their work a few blocks west for an exhibit at the nearby Depot Art Gallery, 2069 W. Powers SONYA’S Ave. What began as a showcase for SAMPLER IB art students has expanded to include advanced art students, and teacher Jennifer Jeanette says there will be 35 student artists participating this year, including 13 juniors Sonya Ellingboe and one sophomore. (Four are in the IB program.) She says she is “excited about their excellent skills and interesting work.” The exhibit will run through March 17, including a public reception planned for 4 to 6 p.m. March 13, with food planned by students. Part of the IB art program is to curate and hang an exhibit, as well as to develop research and sketchbook components. (This is the 20th IB graduating class at Littleton High School.) Depot hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays. 303-795-0781, depotartgallery.org. Rox Arts Council March 14, the second Friday of the month, will mark the monthly open house at Rox Arts Gallery, No. 330 at Aspen Grove Shopping Center, 7301 S. Santa Fe Drive, with the event running from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Exhibit of works by members, light refreshments, meet the artists. 21 and over only. The gallery offers classes through the month on various techniques. Open daily through the month. Student show Fine-arts students at Arapahoe Community College will exhibit their works from March 28 to April 16 at the Colorado Gallery of the Arts, on the campus at 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive,

My Ethnicity Change?” by Greg Liverman PhD. • March 19, 1 p.m. — “Pennsylvania Birth and Baptismal Certificates,” by Wendy Dillenschneider. Denver Art Museum Last chance to see Dior: From Paris from the World, which closes March 17 (reserve tickets); Treasures of British Art is open, presenting 500 years of British cultural history; Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze; Eyes On: Julie Buffalohead; Stampede: Animals in Art are open; and Eyes On: Erika Harrsch opens March 10. Denver Art Museum is on the west side of Broadway between 12th and 14th avenues in downtown Denver. Denverartmuseum. org.

Darryah M. AlSaaid, Littleton High art student with her painting showing many faces-turned in various directions. She is focused on identity and what makes up a person. PHOTO BY PEGGY DIETZ Littleton. An opening reception is planned from 5 to 7 p.m. on March 28. Juror for studio art is Kevin Oehler, exhibition curator at the Littleton Museum, and Mary Ekels, owner of Gusterman Silversmiths, will jury jewelry and metals. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday, with a special showing from noon to 3 p.m. on April 13. Genealogy gatherings Columbine Genealogical and Historical Society meets at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd., Centennial, with meetings that welcome new members and that are free and open to guests: • March 12, 1 p.m. — “New Research Tips for a Family Search,” by Barbara Elliott. FamilySearch.org is constantly being updated with new information, making searches difficult. She will help. • March 19, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. — “New Ancestry DNA Story Results: Why Did

Arapahoe Philharmonic The Arapahoe Philharmonic Sinfonetta presents “Masterpieces of Power and Glory” with the Cherry Creek Chorale at 7:30 p.m. March 8 and 9 at Bethany Lutheran Church, 4500 E. Hampden Ave. Tickets at door. Info@ cherrycreekchorale.org. Hear opera competitions Mark your calendars: Denver Lyric Opera Guild invites opera fans to enjoy its Preliminary and Final Competitions for young singers on a professional track. (Admission is free.) DLOG awards winners money to help with development of their careers (for example, transportation to New York auditions). Preliminaries from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 16 and finals from 1 to 5 p.m. on March 30 — both at Calvary Baptist Church, 6500 East Girard Ave. Denver. Admission is free and one can drop in for awhile or stay all day. A new event is added: On March 30, a Vintage Treasures Sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. will raise funds for the winners. (More next week.) Jubilant Bridge The award-winning acoustic duo Jubilant Bridge will appear at Swallow Hill, Tufts Theatre, 71 E. Yale Ave., Denver at 8 p.m. on March 16. Tickets: $12 advance/$14 at the door. Swallowhillmusic.org.

Zonta plans 15th annual trivia event STAFF REPORT

Teams of six adults will compete in trivia while supporting Zonta Douglas County’s scholarship and grant programs. Zonta Douglas County’s 15th annual trivia night is April 6 at Kirk Hall, Douglas County Fairgrounds, in Castle Rock. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the trivia game begins at 6:30 p.m. Cost to register is $360 per team, and $20 for observers. Registration includes the chance to win cash prizes ranging from $300 to $900, along with non-alcoholic beverages, wine, beer and margaritas. “Food trucks will be available, and you can participate in the fun Heads of Tails game, plus more opportunities to

support Zonta’s good work in the community,” Marilyn Harding, 2019 Zonta Douglas County trivia chair, said in a news release. “We sold out team tables last year, so we encourage anyone who is interested to sign up early.” Register online at www.zontadouglascounty.org. Sponsorships also are available, starting at $500. Zonta Douglas County’s scholarship and grant programs are funded primarily through its annual Trivia Night fundraiser. Arapahoe Community College, in partnership with Zonta Douglas County, works to “Elevate Through Education.” For the fourth consecutive year, matching scholarships were presented

to students. The 2018 recipients were Mere Nance and Heather Morrison. Nance’s focus is on a profession in law, after having had a career in law enforcement. Morrison is working toward a degree in nursing after the recent addition of twins to their family. Zonta Douglas County also sponsors students, who upon successful completion of Douglas County Libraries’ GED tutoring program, are provided with funds to cover the cost of their testing. Zonta Douglas County meets the first non-holiday Monday evening of every month. Contact President Julie Browning at jbrowningc@aol.com or 720-8405322. Cost to attend is $20 for members and $25 for guests.

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It’s a common thing to ask yourself, “What do I want to do?” There are so many industries and choices out there, it may be hard to narrow down which career field is best for you. But, if you are looking for something that’s diverse in types of jobs, steady and always growing and will give you an opportunity to experience the world – think about a career in hospitality. One of the biggest reasons to consider a career in hospitality is one of the most obvious reasons – It’s staying power. The original idea of hospitality was to create the feeling of a home away from home. You may be surrounded by strangers in a strange land, but you are made to feel welcome. Let’s face it, as long as there is traveling, there is a need for hospitality. In Denver, look at the history of the Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, located at 321 17th St. The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa has been synonymous with extraordinary service since its opening in 1892. Over the last 126 years, the Brown Palace has embraced the diverse workforce in the Denver area. In December 2018, the Brown Palace had our most senior employee, Rose, retire after 59 years of service. She started at the hotel in October 1959 when she was 17 years old. Her mother worked at the Brown Palace as a housekeeper and ended up working at the hotel for 30 years. Her 2 brothers

also worked at the hotel in different departments from the linen room to maintenance to housekeeping houseman. When Rose started, both her and her sister were originally elevator attendants and made $1 an hour. While working as the elevator attendant, they had the opportunity to meet President Eisenhower, Jerry Lewis and Lucille Ball, just to name a few.

Fast forward to 2018, and the Brown Palace still embraces its rich history and maintains its original charm for both guests and employees. Currently, 15 percent of the hotel team has been working at the hotel for 15 or more years with the next most senior employee who started in May 1961. The amenities mean opportunity in career – In hospitality, you aren’t just working a front desk. You are able to find diverse opportunities in the types of jobs you can seek. Whether it be in customer relations, cooking, cleaning, bars or in the Brown Palace’s case, working in the spa services boutique, the chance for growth is endless. Exposed to the world – While being here at home in Denver, a career in the hospitality industry gives you the opportunity to explore the world. People from all over the world check in to the Brown Palace Hotel, giving you the chance to experience different cultures. To learn more about career opportunities at the Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, visit the website at https://www.brownpalace.com/

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remains and broad and growing industry STAFF REPORT

The hospitality and leisure industry is broad and covers a variety of different businesses because it primarily deals in customer satisfaction and leisure. The hospitality industry covers lodging, event planning, theme parks, transportation, cruise lines and so much more. In the broad industry of hospitality and leisure, there are four primary areas, which include:

Food and Beverages According to the BLS, the food and beverage industry is growing at a 14 percent rate, which is faster than the average industry. The median salary in the food and beverage industry is about $20,410. Currently there are more than 5 million Americans employed in this area of hospitality. The food and beverage industry is primarily the area that prepares meals, snacks and beverages made for immediate consumption.

Travel and Tourism This is a part of the hospitality industry that

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimated that the leisure and hospitality industry had the highest job openings rate in 2017 at 4.9 percent. This is followed only by the professional and business services sector at 4.8 percent. is an important part of the profession. This industry area is about getting travelers from point A to point B as needed. This means buses, cabs, Uber, Lyft, planes, sea travel and train.

Lodging This is the major area of the hospitality industry. Hotels, motels and resorts are the all-inclusive part of hospitality. From rooms, amenities such as food and beverage, event planning and more. Hotels, motels and resorts go well beyond just providing travelers a

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Recreation It might surprise some to realize that a big part of the hospitality industry revolves around the entertainment aspect. This area includes any business that provides rest, relaxation and enjoyment. Think about an amusement park. The resorts that also offer spas, which is all

about improving the customer’s body, mind and spirit. The general entertainment attractions such as theaters, movie theaters and other sources of entertainment. In 2018, it is estimated that more than 14 million Americans worked in the hospitality and leisure industry, and those numbers are expected to continue to grow in 2019.


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THINGS to DO

MUSIC

Nebraska Wesleyan Jazz Choir Spring Tour: 7 p.m. Friday, March 15 at Christ’s Episcopal Church, 615 Fourth St., Castle Rock. Program will include a side variety of music from a “Westside Story” medley to a new gospel mass by Andre Thomas. This mass is in both English and Latin, . Music from New York: 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 12 at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton. Join the Littleton Symphony for this concert featuring cellist Matthew Zalkind performing the Dvorak Cello Concerto in B minor, one of the two most performed of all cello concerti in the world. More information and tickets available at www.littletonsymphony. org or at 303-933-6824.

EVENTS

Career Fair: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 7 at Embassy Suites Denver - Tech Center, 10250 E. Costilla Ave., Centennial. Inside Sales Reps, Outside Sales Reps, Account Executives, Retail Managers, Account Managers, Insurance Sales, Customer Service, Technical Sales, Sales Managers, Pharmaceutical Sales, Telesales, Sales Trainer, Merchandiser, Mortgage Brokers, Financial Planner, Route Sales, Retail Sales, Retail Management, Human Resources and much more. Visit hirelive.com. Libertarian Party of Douglas County: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 7 at Fox & Hound, 9239 Park Meadows Dr., Lone Tree. You don’t have to be from Douglas County, or even be Libertarian to join us but we do request that if you have fun, let a friend know, or bring a friend to the next one. Topics will include items of general libertarian interest and organization for local activism to make a difference in our political landscape. For information email board@ lpdc.org. Lenten Fish Fry: 4 to 6:30 pm. Fridays, March 8, 15, 22, 29 and April 5, 12 in the Brownstein Hall at Ave Maria Church, 9056 E. Parker Rd., Parker. The Knights of Columbus are having a fish fry every Friday night in Lent except Good Friday. We serve fried fish, baked fish or nuggets with cole slaw, fried or baked potato, mac and cheese, and dinner rolls. Iced tea, lemonade and coffee are free. Prices:

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this week’s TOP FIVE Castle Rock Elementary Sock Hop: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 8 at Castle Rock Elementary School, 1103 Canyon Dr., Castle Rock. It’s a tradition that includes every grade level learning several coordinated dances (the jitter bug, the Macarena, the popcorn dance and several others) and performing these dances together in the gym on one special night. The cost is $15 per student and Free for Adults and Children under 3. Call (303) 387-5000 for more information. 2nd Annual International Festival: 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, March 8 at Parker Core Knowledge, 11661 North Pine Drive, Parker. Come taste and see cultures from around the world. View Google Expeditions of places you’ve always wanted to go to and enjoy entertainment from Scotland, India and Mexico! Admission is Free! Family fun event for all ages. Visit ckcs.net for more information. Visit the Kids Consignment Sale by MOMS: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 9 at The Douglas County Fairgrounds, 500 Fairgrounds Drive, Castle Rock. Join the hundreds of people to shop for your baby and children’s items, including children’s clothing, baby gear and activities, toys, books, games, bedding, sports equipment, backpacks,

Family, $29, over 12 years, $100, 5-12 years, $5, and kids under 5 are free. Homemade desserts are 50 cents to $1. Take-out / drive-thru available. Enjoy a delicious fish dinner in Brownstein Hall at Ave Maria Church. Call Len Bertagnolli at 720-4682630. New Research Tips for Family Search: 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 12 at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd., Centennial. Presented by Barbara Elliott, who will show some of the ways to find information on Family Search. Email info@columbinegenealogy.com. Castle Rock Historical Society and Museum’s Monthly Presentation: 6:45 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 14 at Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock. Come hear stories of the old courthouse fire, the first church in town, the wild times at the Keystone Hotel and many more fun stories. Refreshments will be served at 6:45pm with the presentation beginning at 7:00pm at the Philip S. Miller Library 100 S. Wilcox St. Castle Rock, CO 80104. For more infor-

Easter attire, furniture (including cribs), nursing equipment, maternity wear, and more. For more information about the sale or to find out about Mothers of Multiples Society, visit mothersofmultiples.com. Coffee with Cops: 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 13 at McDonalds, 9235 South Broadway, Highlands Ranch. No agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice opinions and get to know Officers and Deputies in your neighborhood. We will have free coffee for all attendees. For more information, call Sheila Tomasek 303-795-3540. Marketing Fundamentals: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13 at Douglas County Libraries in Castle Pines, 360 Village Square Lane. Learn some small-business skills to help you create momentum, determine who your customers are, and reach them effectively. Facilitated by AuroraSouth Metro SBDC. Adults. The event is free, but registration is required at 303-791-7323 or DCL.org.

mation check out our website at castlerockhistoricalsociety.org or contact the Castle Rock Museum at 303-8143164, museum@ castlerockhistoricalsociety.org. Celebrate the Luck of the Irish: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, March 15 at Malley Center, 3380 South Lincoln St., Englewood. Traditional St. Patrick’s Day Lunch and Irish Dance Performance by the Wick School of Irish Dance. Tickets: $8/Advance; $10/Day of. Visit englewoodco.gov/ Home/Components/Calendar/. La Liga Basketball: 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays, March 11 and 25 at Castle Rock Elementary School, 1103 Canyon Drive, Castle Rock. Adult Spanish/English speaking coaches. Team jerseys will be provided. For more information or to sign up contact: Marsha (303) 814-5327. Paddy Party with Crew & Brew: Noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 16 at St. Patrick’s Brewery, Bowles Ave., Littleton. USS Trinity crew will meet for an Irish lunch at St. Patrick’s Brewery in Littleton to celebrate Saint Patrick and his shamrock. All are invited to join the crew. For more information contact startrekpost@gmail.com.

lennial Revolution”: 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 10 at Castle Rock Adventist Hospital, Ridgeline conference room, 2350 Meadows Blvd., Castle Rock. This session about the Millennial generation will feature a film that features Millennials sharing how their values will change our culture. Business executive Roxanne Stone says “this is the generation that everyone loves to dump on. But they are creative and entrepreneurial-and when they see a problem, they want to fix it.” Participation in this group discussion is free. ALL are welcome and opinions are honored with respect. Coffee and snacks are on us. For more information, contact Roy Koerner 303-814-0142 roykoerner@msn.com. Diabetes, Pre-diabetes and Insulin Resistance: 11 a.m. to noon Monday, March 11 at South Denver Cardiology Associates, 1000 Southpark Dr., Littleton. Diabetes, Pre-diabetes and Insulin Resistance: What’s going on with diabetes and prediabetes? Event is Free. Visit southdenver.com/eventregistration/?ee=8718 for more information. God in the Wilderness: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 12 at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 8817 S. Broadway, Highlands Ranch. Rabbi Jamie Korngold, author of “God in the Wilderness” and creator of the Adventure Judaism program will guide us in an exploration of the deep connections between spirituality and nature. More information at stlukescse.org.

EDUCATION

Two Week Cancer Workshop: 10 to 11 a.m. Saturdays, March 9 and March 23 at the Hub, 8827 Lone Tree Parkway, Lone Tree. Lead by a three-time cancer survivor, you will learn how to write about coping with the problems that will occur on the road to recovery. Included in the workshop are two books, a diary and a workbook for your personal use. Cost $24. Call South Suburban 303-798-5131 to register or email sueviders@ comcast.net or darciel@sspr.org for more info. Lifetree Cafe--”How the Next Generation Will Change the World: Get Ready for the Mil-

My Yard! Lawn & Landscape Ideas & Tips: 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, March 14 at Douglas County Libraries in Castle Pines, 360 Village Square Lane. Learn about the trees, shrubs and perennials that thrive in full to partial shade. Presented by Castle Pines North Parks & Open Space Manager Craig Miller. Adults. The event is free, but registration is required at 303-791-7323 or DCL.org. Live Smart: Online Safety: 2 to 3 p.m. 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 16 at Douglas County Libraries in Parker, 20105 East Mainstreet. Get important information about cyber-security and protecting yourself from identity theft, online hacks, and scams. Presented by Metropolitan State University of Denver Computer Science Professor Dr. Steven Beaty. Adults. The event is free, but registration is required at 303-791-7323 or DCL.org. SEE CALENDAR, P19


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Art & Music Video Camp: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day, Monday, March 18 through Friday, March 22 at Douglas County Libraries in Parker, 20105 East Mainstreet. Inspiration will come from food, music, products and comics, and many mediums will be explored. A professionally edited final product will be posted online for all to see! Ages 7-11. Please pack a nut-free lunch each day; daily snacks will be provided. Register at DCL.org or call 303-791-7323. Superhero Movie Making & LEGO Camp: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day, Monday, March 18 through Friday, March 22 at Douglas County Libraries in Castle Rock, Philip S. Miller, 100 S. Wilcox St. Each action-packed morning, kids will write, act, direct and collaborate as a group to create a liveaction superheroes vs. villains mini movie. A professionally edited final movie will be posted online for all to see. Ages 7-11. Please pack a nut-free lunch each day; daily snacks will be provided. Register at DCL.org or call 303-791-7323. Around the World with Cooking & Art Camp: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day, Monday, March 18 through Friday, March 22 at Douglas County Libraries in Lone Tree, 10055 Library Way. Each morning, young chefs will cook foods from around the globe and explore customs, songs, geography and languages associated with each recipe. Ages 6-10. Please pack a nut-free lunch each day;

daily snacks will be provided. Register at DCL.org or call 303-791-7323.

BIG NAMES. NATIONAL ACTS. LOCAL FAVORITES.

New Ancestry DNA Story Results - Why Did My Ethnicity Change?: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 19 at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd., Centennial. Greg Liverman, PhD will review how ethnicity reports are done and specifics about Ancestry DNA. For more information, email info@columbinegenealogy.com.

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hree Continental League teams advanced to the Final Four of the Class 5A boys basketball state tournament. Top-seeded Chaparral (22-4) will play ThunderRidge (21-5) in an 8:30 p.m. semifinal contest on March 8 at the Denver Coliseum, while Mountain Vista (24-2) challenges non-Continental team Rangeview (24-2) in a 7 p.m. encounter. Chaparral beat ThunderRidge twice during the regular season, winning 58-44 on Dec. 8 and 60-49 on Feb. 8. The last time a Mountain Vista team played Rangeview was in 2010 and the Golden Eagles lost, 73-51. In Great 8 games played March 2 at the Coliseum, Chaparral held off Cherry Creek, 67-62, second-seeded Mountain Vista downed Smoky Hill, 77-72, and fifth-seeded ThunderRidge eliminated Overland, 73-49. Chaparral and Creek were tied for the 10th time in the game at 57 with 3:36 remaining in the game, but 4 points from Kobe Sanders, 4 from Joseph Dalton and 2 from Tizell Lewis in the closing minutes helped propel the Wolverines into the semifinals. Senior Bryce Matthews made 8-of-9 field goal attempts and paced Chaparral with 20 points and eight rebounds. Tanner Giles had 13 points and eight rebounds, while Sanders and Dalton Waldron contributed 10 points. Waldron also had eight rebounds. Julian Hammond III scored 21 points, 16 coming in the second half, for the Bruins. Chaparral coach Tellus Truesdale noted the Wolverines had plenty of motivation heading into the game. “We have a group of seniors that have been here before,” said Truesdale. “I have an article above my desk for the whole year after we lost last year in the Great 8. I said it would be a learning experience. “I told our guys before we went into the playoffs that I look at that every day when I go into the office for a reason. It hurt last year because we felt we had enough. Final Four is great but we are not satisfied just making the Final Four.” Senior guard Ben Grusing was satisfied with the play of Mountain Vista down the stretch against Smoky Hill. Grusing scored 12 of Vista’s final 18 points as the Golden Eagles survived an amazing display of shooting when Smoky Hill hit four 3-pointers in

ThunderRidge’s Chris Franquemont drives to the hoop as Overland’s Ayo Fadeyi tries to stop him. The Grizzlies got out in front by 16 points early and never looked back as they defeated Overland 73-49 March 2 at the Denver Coliseum. PAUL DISALVO 33 seconds during the final minute to pull within 75-72 with 10 seconds to play. Two free throws by Corban Gamble with nine seconds showing on the clock sealed the victory. “I thought we played very well at the end,” said Grusing. “They were hitting shots and they were a good team and we knew they were going to make a run. We just had to stay disciplined.” Mountain Vista was 22-of-29 from the foul line compared to 7-of-11 for Smoky Hill. “Our free throws were gigantic,” said Vista coach Bob Wood. “I thought we played horrible in our first playoff game and a little better last week. We

are going in the right direction now. Hopefully, that will continue.” Grusing was Vista’s top scorer with 20 points. Simon May had 14 points and 10 rebounds, Luke Boeyrink finished with 11 points and Rhys Pulling scored 10 points. ThunderRidge jumped to a 16-0 lead against Overland and never looked back as coach Joe Ortiz will lead the Grizzlies into their 10th Final Four appearance as a head coach. It will be the 16th time Ortiz, a 1982 Littleton High School graduate, has been coaching on a team in the state semifinals. SEE BASKETBALL, P32

yler Seeley recently won a state championship but hardly anybody noticed. Seeley, a junior who attends Legend High School, is a bowler who captured the boys Colorado High School Bowling Federation state OVERTIME championship on Feb. 16-17 at AMF Belleview Lanes in Englewood. You won’t find Seeley’s name in the Colorado High School Activities Association’s record book or a Jim Benton story about him on CHSAANow.com since bowling is not a CHSAA-sanctioned sport. “A lot of people don’t know or care for that matter about bowling,” said Seeley. “But it’s my passion so I am really excited.” In 13 games during the individual competition, Seeley advanced through cut-downs into bracket play. He averaged 213.9 for 13 tournament games. In the head-to-head finals when a bowler can’t afford to miss a spare, he averaged 212.4 a game “I bowled pretty well,” said Seeley, who took home a trophy and scholarship money which went into his account. “I won so I bowled well enough. I had to bowl real well because I had some tough competition.” He is starting to draw interest from colleges that have men’s varsity bowling teams. Seeley bowled on the East Denver co-op team and his coach was David Kling. Tyler’s victory was special for Kling, which is another twist to this story. Kling’s son, Trevor, was an avid bowler. Even after he was diagnosed with cancer, he bowled competitively. He passed away in October 2017 at the age of 12. “He’s (David Kling) a good friend of ours and we do a lot outside of bowling with him,” said Seeley. “He really helped me and gave me a lot of good advice in coaching. It was real special to me to win as well. He (Kling) volunteered his time for all of this.” Youth coaching is a way for Kling to repay the bowling committee. “When my son was sick and passed away, the bowling community helped me and my family a lot, financially, mentally and the whole nine yards,” said Kling. SEE BENTON, P22


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Highlands Ranch, Creek make semifinals South metro teams advance to Final Four of Class 5A girls basketball tourney BY JIM BENTON JBENTON@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA

On paper, the game between fourthseeded Cherry Creek and fifth seed Fossil Ridge appeared to be the best Great 8 game scheduled for March 1 at the Denver Coliseum. And it was. Cherry Creek held on to post a 51-47 victory in the final of four games in the Class 5A girls basketball state tournament. The three earlier games were lopsided as top-seeded Highlands Ranch rolled to a 53-23 win over Broomfield, Grandview upset No. 3 seed Valor Christian, 62-45, and second-seeded Regis Jesuit cruised to a 68-37 victory over Horizon. Cherry Creek (22-4) will face Highlands Ranch (25-1) in an 8:30 p.m. semifinal game on March 7 at the Denver Coliseum. It will be the third time the teams have played this season, and the Falcons won the first two games, 58-49 and 64-58. Turnovers prevented Creek from capitalizing on second- and third-

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Cherry Creek junior Jana Van Gytenbeek looks to make a pass as Fossil Ridge defenders close in during the March 1 CHSAA Girls State Basketball Tournament Great 8 game. Van Gytenbeek took game scoring honors with 21 points as the Bruins held off Fossil Ridge for a 51-47 win and advanced into a March 7 semifinal game against Highlands Ranch. JIM BENTON of being saddled with fouls but played the final 4:34 of the game. Clark, who finished with 14 points, hit the second of two free throws just before Van Gytenbeek fouled out and then hit two more with 45.4 seconds to play to push the lead to 50-47.

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“They were there for me. Some of my son’s best friends were bowlers. Some of my best friends are bowlers and I’m a bowler, so it was natural for me to pay back and keep coaching the kids,” Kling continued. “Tyler’s win was rewarding. What I went through with my son, he never actually won any tournaments. “He took second a lot. One thing I wanted to see him do was win, and being able to coach someone to a high level and win, in the back of my mind that was extra special because of my son.” David Kling has organized three Trevor Kling Memorial tournaments and the first one is for juniors on March 16 at AMF Monaco in Denver. All the prize money goes back into scholarship funds for the bowlers.

New Littleton football coach Zeric Martinez has accepted the challenge of rebuilding the Littleton football program as athletic director Chris Enzminger announced that Martinez is the school’s new head football coach. Martinez, who was head coach at Sheridan for two seasons, was an assistant at Valor Christian and Mountain Vista before taking the job at Littleton. He is also president of the Highlands Ranch Mountain Lions Pop Warner Football Organization. He takes over a Class 3A Lions program whose last winning season was in 2009. Littleton has gone 19-70 over the past nine seasons and that includes a 5-5 campaign in 2014. The Lions have won just two games over the past three seasons. Jim Benton is a sports writer for Colorado Community Media. He has been covering sports in the Denver area since 1968. He can be reached at jbenton@coloradocommunitymedia. com or at 303-566-4083.

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Littleton NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2018-0294

Highlands Ranch NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2019-0001

NOTICE OF PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE AT TAX LIEN SALE AND OF APPLICATION FOR ISSUANCE OF TREASURER’S DEED

To Whom It May Concern: On 12/28/2018 8:43:00 AM 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.

To Whom It May Concern: On 1/8/2019 11:56:00 AM 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: MARY B. YUST AND MARVIN JAY YUST Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR ONE REVERSE MORTGAGE, LLC Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: REVERSE MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS, INC. Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 3/11/2015 Recording Date of DOT: 3/17/2015 Reception No. of DOT: 2015016372 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $938,250.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $395,969.92

Original Grantor: LEE V. HAMMOND Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR AMERICAN FINANCING CORPORATION, ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 4/15/2016 Recording Date of DOT: 4/20/2016 Reception No. of DOT: 2016023911 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $404,537.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $388,778.78

To Every Person in Actual Possession or Occupancy of the hereinafter Described Land, Lot or Premises, and to the Person in Whose Name the Same was Taxed or Specially Assessed, and to all Persons having an Interest or Title of Record in or to the said Premises and To Whom It May Concern, and more especially to:

Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: A default in payment required by the Deed of Trust.

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 pay property charges, including but not limited to property taxes and/or hazard insurance, as required under said Deed of Trust and the Evidence of Debt secured thereby.

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: Borrower's failure to make timely payments as required under the Evidence of Debt and Deed of Trust.

THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN.

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.

The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust.

Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 216, HIGHLANDS RANCH FILING NO. 111-C, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO.

Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 39, ROXBOROUGH PARK NORTH, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO.

Which has the address of: 2532 Cove Creek Court, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

Which has the address of: 11164 W Yucca, Littleton, CO 80125

Highlands Ranch NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2018-0295 To Whom It May Concern: On 12/28/2018 8:57:00 AM 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: MARY MAYBEE Original Beneficiary: REVERSE MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS, INC. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: REVERSE MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS, INC. Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 6/24/2013 Recording Date of DOT: 7/1/2013 Reception No. of DOT: 2013054843 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $513,000.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $305,770.31

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 pay property charges, including but not limited to property taxes and/or hazard insurance, as required under said Deed of Trust and the Evidence of Debt secured thereby. 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 58, HIGHLANDS RANCH FILING NO. 100-L, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO.

Which has the address of: 8701 Mallard Place, 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, April 17, 2019, 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. If the sale date is continued to a later date, the deadline to file a notice of intent to cure by those parties entitled to cure may also be extended.

First Publication: 2/21/2019 Last Publication: 3/21/2019 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 1/3/2019 CHRISTINE DUFFY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee

The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: COURTNEY WRIGHT Colorado Registration #: 45482 7700 E. ARAPAHOE ROAD, SUITE 230, CENTENNIAL, COLORADO 80112 Phone #: (877) 369-6122 Fax #: Attorney File #: CO-18-846921-LL

*YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website : http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2018-0295 First Publication: 2/21/2019 Last Publication: 3/21/2019 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Highlands Ranch NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2018-0292 To Whom It May Concern: On 12/27/2018

To Whom It May Concern: On 12/27/2018 4:41:00 PM 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: BRIAN PATRICK AOYAGI AND CARRIE ANNE AOYAGI Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR FIELDSTONE MORTGAGE COMPANY Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2005-20CB, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-20CB Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 4/14/2005 Recording Date of DOT: 4/25/2005 Reception No. of DOT: 2005035846 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $206,400.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $158,483.62

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 17, 2019, 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. If the sale date is continued to a later date, the deadline to file a notice of intent to cure by those parties entitled to cure may also be extended. First Publication: 2/21/2019 Last Publication: 3/21/2019 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 1/3/2019 CHRISTINE DUFFY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: KAREN J. RADAKOVICH Colorado Registration #: 11649 4750 TABLE MESA DRIVE, BOULDER, COLORADO 80305-5575 Phone #: (303) 494-3000 Fax #: Attorney File #: 7192-12730 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2018-0292 First Publication: 2/21/2019 Last Publication: 3/21/2019 Publisher: Douglas County News Press

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 17, 2019, 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. If the sale date is continued to a later date, the deadline to file a notice of intent to cure by those parties entitled to cure may also be extended. First Publication: 2/21/2019 Last Publication: 3/21/2019 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 1/3/2019 CHRISTINE DUFFY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: COURTNEY WRIGHT Colorado Registration #: 45482 7700 E. ARAPAHOE ROAD, SUITE 230, CENTENNIAL, COLORADO 80112 Phone #: (877) 369-6122 Fax #: Attorney File #: CO-18-846962-LL *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2018-0294 First Publication: 2/21/2019 Last Publication: 3/21/2019 Publisher: Douglas County News Press

Public Trustees

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 72, HIGHLANDS RANCH FILING NO. 100-K, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 8890 Miners Street, 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, May 1, 2019, 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. If the sale date is continued to a later date, the deadline to file a notice of intent to cure by those parties entitled to cure may also be extended. First Publication: 3/7/2019 Last Publication: 4/4/2019 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 1/9/2019 CHRISTINE DUFFY 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 9800 S. MERIDIAN BLVD. SUITE 400, ENGLEWOOD, COLORADO 80112 Phone #: (303) 706-9990 Fax #: (303) 706-9994 Attorney File #: 18-020382 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website : http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2019-0001 First Publication: 3/7/2019 Last Publication: 4/4/2019 Publisher: Douglas County News Press

Misc. Private Legals

OCCUPANT - SHADOW CANYON DEVELOPMENT COMPANY LLC - JOHN HOTCHKISS GARY L AND MICHELE M OHLMAN - COLORADO & C470 INC A DELAWARE CORPORATION - WILLIAM S LYONS III REGISTERED AGENT COLORADO & C470 INC - THE CORPORATION TRUST COMPANY REGISTERED AGENT COLORADO & C470 INC - SHADOW CANYON DEVELOPMENT COMPANY LLC A DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY SHADOW CANYON DEVELOPMENT COMPANY LLC - BILL LYONS JR REGISTERED AGENT SHADOW CANYON DEVELOPMENT COMPANY LLC - THE CORPORATION TRUST COMPANY REGISTERED AGENT SHADOW CANYON DEVELOPMENT COMPANY LLC WILLIAM S LYONS JR PRESIDENT COLORADO & C470 INC A DELAWARE CORPORATION - BRETT TORINO SECRETARY COLORADO & C470 INC A DELAWARE CORPORATION - WILLIAM S LYONS JR AS PRESIDENT OF COLORADO & C470 INC A DELAWARE CORPORATION - BRETT TORINO AS SECRETARY OF COLORADO & C470 INC A DELAWARE CORPORATION - THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS STATE OF COLORADO - CITY AND COUNTY OF DENVER BOARD OF WATER COMMISSIONERS CENTENNIAL WATER AND SANITATION DISTRICT - SOUTH SUBURBAN METROPOLITAN RECREATION AND PARK DISTRICT PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY OF COLORADO - DOUGLAS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS - 470 FRONTAGE CO CHARLES D FOSTER REPRESENTATIVE 470 FRONTAGE COMPANY - 470 FRONTAGE COMPANY FULLER AND COMPANY DOUGLAS COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS ENGINEERING - NORTHERN DOUGLAS COUNTY WATER AND SANITATION DISTRICT SOUTH SUBURBAN PARK AND RECREATION DISTRICT- LITTLETON FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT - SURVCON INC - THE CORPORATION COMPANY REGISTERD AGENT SURVCON INC - COLORADO & C470 INC

You and each of you are hereby notified that on the 5th day of November 2015 the then County Treasurer of the County of Douglas, in the State of Colorado, sold at public tax lien sale to John Hotchkiss the following described real estate situate in the County of Douglas, State of Colorado, to wit: TRACT A 470 FRONTAGE CO, FILING 1 4.5 AM/L

and said County Treasurer issued a certificate of purchase therefore to John Hotchkiss. That said tax lien sale was made to satisfy the delinquent* taxes assessed against said real estate for the year 2014. That said real estate was taxed or specially assessed in the name(s) of Shadow Canyon Development Company LLC for said year 2014

That said John Hotchkiss on the 2nd day of August 2018 the present holder of said certificate, has made request upon the Treasurer of said County for a deed to said real estate; That a Treasurer’s Deed will be issued for said real estate to the said at 1:00 o’clock P.M., on the 20th day of June 2019 unless the same has been redeemed. Said property may be redeemed from said sale at any time prior to the actual execution of said Treasurer’s Deed. Witness my hand this 7th day of March 2019 /s/ David Gill County Treasurer of Douglas County Legal Notice No.: 934845 First Publication: March 7, 2019 Last Publication: March 21, 2019 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press Public Notice DOUGLAS COUNTY DISTRICT COURT, STATE OF COLORADO 4000 Justice Way Castle Rock, CO Douglas County, CO 80109 THE PEOPLE OF THE

STATE OF COLORADO Highlands Ranch 3.7.19 * 1


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Left-handed pitcher Clayton Kershaw has started 318 games and finished 25. The local sports writer compared the length of the average baseball game to the length of his favorite movie, “The Godfather.” The average Major League Baseball game in 2018 took 3:04. “The Godfather” took 2:55. Major League Baseball teams play a total of 2,430 games. All of them can’t be masterpieces. And all films can be masterpieces either. There were 871 feature films released in 2018. I would rather watch a baseball game between two last-place teams, than 95 percent of the films that get made every year. As much as I appreciate baseball and its history and all of the statistics, it’s shooting itself in the foot with absurd salaries. “Mr. Personality,” Manny Machado, just signed a 10-year contract for $300 million. The Padres also threw in an island. Machado will get paid whether he bats

.320 or .220. Even if he is on the “injured list.” (Baseball will no longer refer to it as the “disabled list.”) Idiotic salaries mean owners have to do something about attendance, so they have idiotic promotions and stunts. They give away bobble-heads, T-shirts, budgies, plug-in air fresheners, and kittens. In Milwaukee, there are racing sausages. (The wiener is always the winner.) If you’re a purist, every promotion and stunt diminishes the game. Maybe you’ve heard that some stadiums now have peanut-free sections. Some stadiums no longer sell Cracker Jack. Things change. Baseball, however, hasn’t changed as much, or fast enough, as many would like it to. A lot of casual fans don’t pay any attention until October. Stunts, by the way, are nothing new. St. Louis Browns owner Bill Veeck once had a player standing 3-foot-7 bat. Eddie Gaedel walked on four pitches. (Answer: Much, much, much, much, much better.) Craig Marshall Smith is an artist, educator and Highlands Ranch resident. He can be reached at craigmarshallsmith@ comcast.net.

AGING

NORTON FROM PAGE 12

Stay the course, play it safe, don’t take the risk, and why take a chance on something new. Those were the lies I told myself and the lies I allowed others to use to convince me not to make a change or a move at that time. And these conversations went on year after year. The good news is that the change finally happened. And as I described above, I went through the cycle of emotions including remorse, holding on to the past, fear, worry, and doubt, and I even tried to keep a little control over what it was that I was changing from, not really letting go completely and unable to truly move forward with my new changes. And then it hitPublic me,Notice it was something I needed toDISTRICT change DOUGLAS COUNTY COURT, STATE OF COLORADO and wanted to change for 4000 Justice Wayyears, Castle Rock, and I did exactly what I CO am writ-

LETTERS

Douglas County, CO 80109

ing about here and encouraging you to do as well. I officially let go and let the amazing feeling of freedom and excitement propel me forward towards my new chapter in life. Freedom, excitement, something new, something I could be passionate about again, and a welcome and long overdue change. So how about you? Is there a change that you know you need to make but have yourPublic talked Notice self out of it or maybe even let DOUGLAS COUNTY DISTRICT COURT, others talkSTATE youOF out of it? Or are COLORADO Justice Way you already 4000 a change champion? Castle Rock, CO Douglas 80109 I would love to County, hear CO your story of change at THEgotonorton@gmail. PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO com, and when we know when it’sIntime to change and we do the Interest of: BLAKE RASBERRY, D.O.B.: 5/19/2004, what is necessary toD.O.B.: achieve STEPHANIE RASBERRY, 11/13/2001, Children. that change, it really will be a better than good week. And concerning: STEPHEN RASBERRY, D.O.B.: 2/1/1969, Father;

TERESA EASTERLING, 5/28/1977, Michael Norton is D.O.B.: a resident of Mother; Castle Rock, the president of GREGORY BOUCHILLON, D.O.B.: 3/22/1978 the(DECEASED); Zig Ziglar Corporate TrainRespondents, ing Solutions Team, a strategic And consultant and a business DAVID ROSE, D.O.B.: 5/21/1984; and JAN SANDLEY, D.O.B.: 7/3/1949; personal coach.

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO

JILL WORTMAN, D.O.B.: 12/14/1973 RYAN WORTMAN, D.O.B.: 3/29/1972 Special Respondents. Attorney for Department:

In the Interest of: John Thirkell, #13865 be disappointed in is there a need for aD.O.B.: new5/19/2004, standing should BLAKE RASBERRY, Thomasalso J. Joaquin, #30941 STEPHANIE RASBERRY, D.O.B.: 11/13/2001, the 4400 Castleton Ct.this board is handirection committee to oversee the spendChildren. Castle Rock, CO 80109 dling ing? (303) their 814-5325money. And concerning: Fax: 877.285.8988 By the time this new commitFROM PAGE 13 FROM PAGE 12 Dave Usechek STEPHEN RASBERRY, D.O.B.: 2/1/1969, jthirkel@douglas.co.us Father; tjoaquin@douglas.co.us tee gets on board, two years of Parker TERESA EASTERLING, D.O.B.: 5/28/1977, CASE NUMBER: 18JV176 DIVISION 7 spending A national research effort sponsored by the created the Senate to make sure Mother;would have been put in GREGORY D.O.B.: 3/22/1978 DEPENDENCY SUMMONS place. What,BOUCHILLON, then, is their role? eight leading aging organizations and conducted each state has equal represen(DECEASED); Public Notice Respondents, Is it to provide transparency for by The FrameWorks Institute found that there tation in our national governThis Summons is initiated pursuant to Rule 2.2 of the Colorado Rules of Juvenile Procedure, DOUGLAS COUNTY DISTRICT COURT, the board as they make their are specific stories that we can share (or avoid) ment. A helpful explanation And Rule 4 of the Colorado Rules of Civil Procedure, STATE OF COLORADO ROSE, D.O.B.: 5/21/1984; and Section 19-3-503, C.R.S. Way own DAVID decisions on how these that help people better understand the assets In my opinion,4000 theJustice principle of Superintendent Dr. 2018. Thomas JAN SANDLEY, D.O.B.: 7/3/1949; Castle Rock, CO fundsJILL will be spent and the comthat older adults are to the community. These one person, one vote in presidenTucker’s of how WORTMAN, D.O.B.: 12/14/1973 TO: JOHN explanation DOE Douglas County, CO 80109 RYAN WORTMAN, D.O.B.: 3/29/1972 You are hereby notified that petition has been role is to rubber stamp same stories also increase the likelihood that our tial elections strongly outweighs mittee’s thefiled school district is aspendSpecial Respondents. which alleges that the above-named chilTHE PEOPLE OF THE dren are dependent neglected as per the OF COLORADO those decisions? It appears it is neighbors will support the kinds of policies and any argument STATE for increasing ing money from or the mill levy Attorney for Department: facts set forth in the Dependency and Neglect another public input commitprograms that allow people to age in community. small state influence. Given that override andofbond, which was John Thirkell, #13865 Petition, a copy which you can obtain through In the Interest of: Thomas J. Joaquin, #30941 Thomas J. Joaquin’s Office. edition of BLAKE RASBERRY, D.O.B.: 5/19/2004, tee that has little meaning and We have an opportunity in Douglas County a constitutional amendment to described in a recent 4400 Castleton Ct. STEPHANIE RASBERRY, D.O.B.: 11/13/2001, a puppet of the board and staff and in Colorado to be pioneers in advancing new eliminate the electoral college theAnpaper, is remarkable. InHearing my Castle Rock, CO 80109 Adjudication and Dispositional Children. (303) 814-5325 are scheduled on March 25, 2019 at 10:00 so they can call it transparency . stories and language, to create an environment is not even a remote possibility , 37 years in Douglas County , it Fax: 877.285.8988 a.m. in Division 7, Douglas County District And concerning: jthirkel@douglas.co.us 4000 Justice Way, Castle ColorRASBERRY, D.O.B.: 2/1/1969, Would it have been wiser to set in which all of us can continue to live healthy the billSTEPHEN expected to be signed by is Court, the first time that I’ve Rock, seen, tjoaquin@douglas.co.us ado, 80109. Father; this committee priorDIVISION to the7 and productive lives as we age. Gov. Polis is the only plausible in detail, the spending plan on CASE NUMBER:up 18JV176 TERESA EASTERLING, D.O.B.: 5/28/1977, Your presence before this school court is required Mother; election to demonstrate transJanine Vanderburg is with Changing the Narapproach. Every vote should any voter-approved is- to DEPENDENCY SUMMONS defend against the claims in this petition. IF GREGORY BOUCHILLON, D.O.B.: 3/22/1978 YOU IFAIL APPEAR, THE COURT WILL parency if voters approved, as rative in Colorado. For additional information, count! (DECEASED); sues. am,TOalso, impressed that Public Notice This Summons is initiated pursuant to Rule 2.2 PROCEED IN YOUR ABSENCE, WITHOUT Respondents, suggested, rather thanProcedure, afplease contact janine@encoreroadmap.com. Kenneth Schroll someof a bond-oversite committee isADJUthe Colorado Rules of Juvenile FURTHER NOTICE, TO CONDUCT AN DOUGLAS COUNTY DISTRICT COURT, Rulefact 4 of the Colorado Rules of Civil Procedure, being DICATORY ANDto DISPOSITION And OF COLORADO when proceeds would This column is hosted by the Seniors’STATE Council Highlands Ranch ter the formed track the HEARING school and Section 19-3-503, C.R.S. 2018. AND MAY ENTER A JUDGMENT BY DEDAVID ROSE, D.O.B.: 5/21/1984; 4000 Justice Way have been already earmarked/ of Douglas County. Please join us for ourCastle next district’s expenditures. FAULT THEREBY ADJUDICATING YOUR JAN SANDLEY, D.O.B.: 7/3/1949; Rock, CO TO: JOHN DOE CHILDREN AS Dr. DEPENDENT OR NEGJILL direction WORTMAN, D.O.B.: 12/14/1973 spent? meeting on April 4 at Douglas CountyDouglas ParkCounty, CO 80109 The wrong Thank you, Tucker. WelYou are hereby notified that a petition has been LECTED CHILDREN. RYAN WORTMAN, D.O.B.: 3/29/1972 which allegesare that disappointthe above-named chil- come to Douglas County. Special Respondents. THE PEOPLE Asfiled some staff Meadows Center, Commissioners’ Meeting RoomOF THE As the Douglas County School dren are dependent or neglected as per the You have the right to request a trial by jury at STATE OF COLORADO ed infacts how raises Lower Level, 9350 Heritage Hills Circle, Lone Board and staff begin spending Nikki setthey forth inperceived the Dependency and Neglect the adjudicatory stage of this petition. YouHoy also Attorney for Department: Petition, a copy of which you can obtain through have the right to legal representation atRock every John Thirkell, #13865 In theand Interest of: would be distributed, taxpayers Tree. Our presentation/workshop commuproceeds from MLO/bonds, why Castle Thomas J. Joaquin’s Office. stage of the proceedings by counsel of your own BLAKE RASBERRY, D.O.B.: 5/19/2004, Thomas J. Joaquin, #30941 nity conversation will begin at STEPHANIE 10:15 a.m. Janine choosing, or if you are without sufficient finanRASBERRY, D.O.B.: 11/13/2001, 4400 Castleton Ct. An Adjudication and Dispositional Hearing cial means, appointment of counsel by the Children. Castle Rock, CO 80109 Vanderburg will be our guest speaker and will be are scheduled on March 25, 2019 at 10:00 Court. Termination of your parent-child legal re(303) 814-5325 Caring for our Community by County District lationship a.m. in Division 7, Douglas to free your children for adoption is a And concerning: Fax: 877.285.8988 presenting on Changing the Narrative. For more Court, 4000 Justice Way, Castle Rock, Colorpossible remedy in this proceeding. If that remSTEPHEN RASBERRY, D.O.B.: 2/1/1969, jthirkel@douglas.co.us information, go online to MyDougCoSeniorLife. ado, 80109. edy is pursued, you are entitled to a hearing beFather; tjoaquin@douglas.co.us Using Sustainable Printing Practices. fore a Judge. You also have the right, if you are TERESA EASTERLING, com, email DCSeniorLife@douglas.co.us or call D.O.B.: 5/28/1977, CASE NUMBER: 18JV176 DIVISION 7 Your presence before this court is required to indigent, to have the Court appoint, at no exMother; defend against the claims in this petition. IF pense to you, one expert witness of your own GREGORY BOUCHILLON, D.O.B.: 3/22/1978 DEPENDENCY SUMMONS 303-663-7681. ColoradoCommunityMedia.com Public Notice

DOUGLAS COUNTY DISTRICT COURT, STATE OF COLORADO 4000 Justice Way Castle Rock, CO Douglas County, CO 80109

Misc. Private Legals THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO

In the Interest of: BLAKE RASBERRY, D.O.B.: 5/19/2004, STEPHANIE RASBERRY, D.O.B.: 11/13/2001, Children.

And concerning: STEPHEN RASBERRY, D.O.B.: 2/1/1969, Father; TERESA EASTERLING, D.O.B.: 5/28/1977, Mother; GREGORY BOUCHILLON, D.O.B.: 3/22/1978 (DECEASED); Respondents, And DAVID ROSE, D.O.B.: 5/21/1984; JAN SANDLEY, D.O.B.: 7/3/1949; JILL WORTMAN, D.O.B.: 12/14/1973 RYAN WORTMAN, D.O.B.: 3/29/1972 Special Respondents. Attorney for Department: John Thirkell, #13865

(DECEASED); Respondents,

And DAVID ROSE, D.O.B.: 5/21/1984; JAN SANDLEY, D.O.B.: 7/3/1949; JILL WORTMAN, D.O.B.: 12/14/1973 RYAN WORTMAN, D.O.B.: 3/29/1972 Special Respondents.

Misc. Private Legals

Attorney for Department: John Thirkell, #13865 Thomas J. Joaquin, #30941 4400 Castleton Ct. Castle Rock, CO 80109 (303) 814-5325 Fax: 877.285.8988 jthirkel@douglas.co.us tjoaquin@douglas.co.us CASE NUMBER: 18JV176 DIVISION 7 DEPENDENCY SUMMONS This Summons is initiated pursuant to Rule 2.2 of the Colorado Rules of Juvenile Procedure, Rule 4 of the Colorado Rules of Civil Procedure, and Section 19-3-503, C.R.S. 2018. TO: JOHN DOE You are hereby notified that a petition has been filed which alleges that the above-named children are dependent or neglected as per the facts set forth in the Dependency and Neglect Petition, a copy of which you can obtain through

This Summons is initiated pursuant to Rule 2.2 of the Colorado Rules of Juvenile Procedure, Rule 4 of the Colorado Rules of Civil Procedure, and Section 19-3-503, C.R.S. 2018.

Misc. Private Legals

TO: JOHN DOE You are hereby notified that a petition has been filed which alleges that the above-named children are dependent or neglected as per the facts set forth in the Dependency and Neglect Petition, a copy of which you can obtain through Thomas J. Joaquin’s Office. An Adjudication and Dispositional Hearing are scheduled on March 25, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in Division 7, Douglas County District Court, 4000 Justice Way, Castle Rock, Colorado, 80109. Your presence before this court is required to defend against the claims in this petition. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR, THE COURT WILL PROCEED IN YOUR ABSENCE, WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE, TO CONDUCT AN ADJUDICATORY AND DISPOSITION HEARING AND MAY ENTER A JUDGMENT BY DEFAULT THEREBY ADJUDICATING YOUR CHILDREN AS DEPENDENT OR NEGLECTED CHILDREN. You have the right to request a trial by jury at the adjudicatory stage of this petition. You also have the right to legal representation at every

YOU FAIL TO APPEAR, THE COURT WILL PROCEED IN YOUR ABSENCE, WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE, TO CONDUCT AN ADJUDICATORY AND DISPOSITION HEARING AND MAY ENTER A JUDGMENT BY DEFAULT THEREBY ADJUDICATING YOUR CHILDREN AS DEPENDENT OR NEGLECTED CHILDREN.

Misc. Private Legals

You have the right to request a trial by jury at the adjudicatory stage of this petition. You also have the right to legal representation at every stage of the proceedings by counsel of your own choosing, or if you are without sufficient financial means, appointment of counsel by the Court. Termination of your parent-child legal relationship to free your children for adoption is a possible remedy in this proceeding. If that remedy is pursued, you are entitled to a hearing before a Judge. You also have the right, if you are indigent, to have the Court appoint, at no expense to you, one expert witness of your own choosing at any hearing on the termination of your parent-child relationship. If you are a minor, you have the right to the appointment of a Guardian ad litem to represent your best interests. You have the right to have this matter heard by a district court judge rather than by the magistrate. You may waive that right, and in doing so, you will be bound by the findings and recommendations of the magistrate, subject to review as provided by sec. 19-1-108(5.5), C.R.S. 2018,

choosing at any hearing on the termination of your parent-child relationship. If you are a minor, you have the right to the appointment of a Guardian ad litem to represent your best interests.

Misc. Private Legals

You have the right to have this matter heard by a district court judge rather than by the magistrate. You may waive that right, and in doing so, you will be bound by the findings and recommendations of the magistrate, subject to review as provided by sec. 19-1-108(5.5), C.R.S. 2018, and subsequently, to the right of appeal as provided by Colorado Appellate Rule 3.4.

This summons is being initiated by the Douglas County Department of Human Services through its counsel. Dated: Thomas J. Joaquin, #30941 Assistant Douglas County Attorney Legal Notice No.: 934836 First Publication: March 7, 2019 Last Publication: March 7, 2019 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press

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Bella Sparaco, who had a gamehigh 17 rebounds for the Bruins, who held a 47-30 rebounding advantage, sank a free throw with 12.7 seconds on the clock to make it a two-possession game and account for the final score. “It was a little frustrating but being on the bench to cheer on my team I knew when I got back in I was able to help them,” said Clark. “I missed my first free throw but hit the second. We definitely had our ups and down in the game.” Highlands Ranch had plenty of offensive options and played good defense as the Falcons shut down Broomfield with only five points in the second half in the easy win. Senior Kasey Neubert paced the Falcons’ balanced offense with 16 points. Autumn Watts added 14 points and guard Jamie Bain 13. Freshman Raegan Beers had 24 points and 10 rebounds but Grandview controlled the second half and Valor managed to shoot only 23.3 percent from the floor in the final two quarters. In Sweet 16 5A games held on Feb. 26, Highlands Ranch jumped to an 18-0 first-period lead and went on to down Dakota Ridge, 72-25. Neubert led three Falcons double-figure scorers with 24 points. Cherry Creek rolled to a 39-9 halftime lead in a 70-14 romp over

Rangeview. The Bruins connected on 51 percent of their field goal attempts as Van Gytenbeek led the way with 22 points Fossil Ridge slipped past Mountain Vista, 59-47. Sophomore Sara Vafaie was the top scorer for the Golden Eagles with 16 points. Valor Christian, down by three points heading into the fourth quarter, notched a 50-41 comeback win over Legend. Beers had 23 points and 10 rebounds and Jenna Siebert added 12 points for the Eagles. Lauren Carmack and Kinzie Whitehead each had 11 points for the Titans. Grandview eliminated Chaparral, 69-28. Freshman Tia Slade had eight points to lead the Wolverines. Montrose sealed a 51-46 win Ponderosa with a strong fourth quarter in a 4A Sweet 16 contest. In the 3A state tournament, Lutheran and SkyView Academy won first-round games on March 1. Lutheran beat Lamar, 63-31 as sophomore Stephanie Schultz missed only two field goal attempts and finished with 18 points. SkyView Academy used an 11-2 second-quarter run to get past Middle Park, 45-31, in the first round before losing 53-39 to Delta in the second roumnd. The Lions edged Cedaredge, 49-45, in a March 2 Sweet 16 game and Schultz had 19 points in the victory. Lutheran will face Pagosa Springs in a 7 p.m. Great 8 game on March 7 at the University of Denver’s Hamilton gym.

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The Grizzlies got balanced scoring, with Bailey Verk leading the way with 18 points. Senior Austin Holt had 14 points and 12 rebounds. Justin Smith was 4-for-4 from 3-point range and also had 14 points. Kevin Sax finished with 12 points. “It was a great start,” said Ortiz. “That was the best we’ve ever played. I’ve feel like we’ve have been playing better and better throughout the playoffs. Survival. I’m very proud of our players.” Sweet 16 games were Feb. 27 as Chaparral shot 54 percent to down Mullen, 82-57. Matthews scored 17 points and had 10 rebounds while Sanders had 16 points and handed out seven assists. Hot-shooting Cherry Creek hit 59 percent of its field goal attempts and Hammond III scored 25 points as the 24th seeded Bruins slipped past Fairview, 76-67. Creek made 10 3-point baskets, including 8-of-11 in the second half. ThunderRidge edged Denver East in overtime, 59-56, with Sax leading the way with 12 points and Garrett Arnold scoring 10 points. Rock Canyon grabbed a 9-point lead after the first quarter but couldn’t hold on as Grandview posted a 42-38 victory. Junior Jalen Ashley scored 13 points to spark the Jaguars’ offense. Smoky Hill ousted Highlands Ranch, 53-36

Chaparral’s Kobe Sanders (1) drives the lane as Cherry Creek’s Julian Hammond defends. The Wolverines held on to win the 5A Great 8 game 67-62 March 2 at the Denver Coliseum. PAUL DISALVO Mountain Vista moved on with a 71-65 win over Fruita Monument. Gamble hit a 3-point shot in the fourth quarter to give the Golden Eagles the lead for good. The senior finished with 10 points, two rebounds, four assists and four steals. In the 3A playoffs, top seeded Lutheran notched a first round 53-39 win over DSST Green Valley Ranch on March 1 and moved on with a 64-46 victory over Roaring Fork on March 2. The Lions (19-5) will play DSST Stapleton in a Great 8 contest on March 7 at the University of Denver’s Hamilton gym.

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