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Highlands Ranch teen makes it on ‘American Idol’ Nick Rogers wowed judges with a rap performance BY ALEX DEWIND ADEWIND@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM
When he was 3 years old, Nick Rogers’ mom taught him to sing “You Are My Sunshine.” In the first grade, he sang in his first talent show. By high school, he had performed in 30 theater productions. “If I walk into the house and I don’t hear Nick singing,” Nick’s father, Will Rogers, said, “then I know I’m in the wrong house.” Now the senior at Mountain Vista High School is in his biggest spotlight yet. Rogers is one of dozens of people
from across the United States vying for fame on season 17 of “American Idol.” The 17-year-old is the youngest of his audition group, comprising 12 people from five states. Rogers, who has loved singing for as long as he can remember, describes the experience as “insane,” “breathtaking” — the greatest time of his life. “Everything that I heard about Hollywood, about people being cold and hard on you, that all went out the window,” Rogers said. “I’m hoping that it sets up many more opportunities for the future.” Rogers’ audition that landed him a golden ticket to Hollywood — for the second round of the show — aired on ABC March 3. He impressed judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryant with a remixed rap version of
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confessed to idolizing Lionel Richie but failed to name a single one of his songs. “It caught me off guard,” Rogers said. “I knew who he was, but because I’m young, I didn’t really know anything about his music.” Hollywood week, the next round of American Idol, starts at 8 p.m. March 24. Rogers is one of three kids of Will and Paige Rogers. His older brother Liam is studying film at the University of Colorado Denver. His younger sister Ava is a sophomore at Mountain Vista High School. Paige said of her family’s outlook on Rogers’ stardom: “They are loving it.” SEE IDOL, P13
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Douglas County School Board approves oversight committee BY ALEX DEWIND ADEWIND@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM
Douglas County School District’s newest committee is a melting pot of backgrounds. One person comes from local government, another from the business community. Some are teachers. Others are parents. There are skeptics and there are supporters. At a March 5 meeting, the board of education unanimously approved 20 people who will serve on the district’s Mill Bond Oversight Ad-Hoc Committee. Members will oversee the district’s use of tax measure funds. “This truly is an oversight group,” said school board President David Ray. “It’s really to ensure that what we said we would do, we are doing.” Following years of budget cuts and what some community members describe as distrust in the school district, voters approved two tax measures last November. Ballot Issue 5A, a $40 mill levy override, is for teacher pay and programming. Ballot Issue 5B, a $250 million bond, is going toward capital needs and new construction. School board members and citizens of Douglas County deemed the adhoc committee necessary to provide transparency and assure taxpayers that the additional funds will be spent as intended.
In December, the district published an application for the oversight committee, to which 158 people responded by the Jan. 11 deadline. Meanwhile, an interview committee comprising members of existing committees, staff and teachers was formed. The 10 members, who will serve on the MBOC, reviewed all applications and picked 29 applicants to interview in person. From there, they recommended 10 additional people to the board of education. “We have a very diverse group from across the county,” Rich Cosgrove, DCSD’s chief operations officer and a member of the oversight committee, said. “(They are) very qualified, very committed.” Committee members will meet four times a year, or once per quarter, to review the use of funds, according to the approved resolution. They will have direct interaction with Cosgrove and the district’s chief financial officer, Scott Smith, who are responsible for coordinating the expenditures, Ray said in an email. The committee will also study the district’s master capital plan, visit schools that undergo construction and provide regular updates to the SEE COMMITTEE, P7
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Police scanner access fading as agencies cite safety Some departments embrace encryption, drawing scrutiny from media experts BY JESSICA GIBBS JGIBBS@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM
Deputy Corie Chance sped in his vehicle to the scene of a shooting that would leave fellow Deputy Zackari Parrish dead and six other people injured. Chance’s radio told him a gunman shot multiple officers the morning of Dec. 31, 2017. When he arrived on scene, word spread that an injured, unresponsive Parrish remained trapped in the gunman’s apartment, along with Parrish’s radio, feeding the suspect a stream of information. An order went out to switch from the main radio channel to an encrypted one, but the new channel was buried under more than 15 options. Chance fumbled through channels as bullets zinged around him, searching for the right one. The experience in Highlands Ranch is why Chance is glad the Douglas County Sheriff ’s Office has since encrypted — or blocked from the public — some of its main radio channels, and he hopes they encrypt all in the future. But Jeffrey Roberts, who worked at
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The Denver Post as an editor and reporter for 23 years, is one of many raising concerns about the recent trend of Colorado law enforcement agencies encrypting their airwaves. Roberts is now executive director of the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition, a nonprofit group that advocates for freedom of the press and open records. Members of the public and media frequently listen to scanners or apps to follow radio chatter. It helps them gauge whether the government is serving the governed, Roberts said, or informs neighborhood watch programs. Many journalists rely on scanners to know when and where breaking news
occurs. Scanners inform their line of questioning, give them leads and so on. Encrypted radios leave them at the mercy of law enforcement agencies, Roberts said. “You really need this information, otherwise you’re just relying solely on the agency to let you know, and on their schedule, and in their fashion, and perhaps with their take on things,” he said. Al Tompkins, the St. Petersburg, Florida-based Poynter Institute’s senior faculty and group leader for broadcast media, said encrypting radio channels is a national trend that began more than 20 years ago. While it is “easy to understand why police want to have private radio transmissions,” encrypting can present a host of problems for the news media, said Tompkins, whose institute is a nonprofit school for journalism that is a nationally renowned resource on media issues. Some members of the law enforcement community say encryption is crucial for protecting private information and first responders’ safety. Those opposed say it diminishes transparency and hinders the work of journalists. To encrypt or not to encrypt? The tragedy in Highlands Ranch spurred a policy shift at the Douglas County Sheriff ’s Office, which six months ago completed the encryption of two of its four main channels. It has roughly 20 in total. Prior to then
its SWAT channels were encrypted. The Columbia Journalism Review reported in January that more than two dozen Colorado agencies fully encrypt their radios. The Douglas County Sheriff ’s Office is still deciding if it will join those agencies. That remains a possibility, said Undersheriff Holly Nicholson-Kluth, although she did not know if or when a decision would be made. The Denver Police Department is poised to block its radio traffic this spring. The agency’s suburban counterparts range in their level of encryption. In 2017, the Thornton Police Department switched from public to encrypted radio signals. The Arvada department has fully encrypted for roughly three years. Littleton’s police department is researching encrypting one of its special operations channels. The Castle Rock department began encrypting certain channels five years ago. Its main channels are public and encrypted lines are used on a case-bycase basis. The Arapahoe County Sheriff ’s Office encrypts two of its channels, one for SWAT and one for investigations, a spokeswoman said. Other forces, including the Englewood Police Department, the Northglenn department and the Adams County Sheriff ’s Office, do not encrypt. SEE ACCESS, P8
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Local church leaders pray for truth and justice for victims Catholic Church, state attorney general join forces in review of sexual abuse of minors BY NICK PUCKETT NPUCKETT@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM
For Monsignor Thomas Fryar of St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Centennial, the recently announced diocese-law enforcement investigation into child sexual abuse within the church is a strong step in the right direction. “Good Lord willing, this is going to show the people there’s a problem in the past that’s long since taken care of,” Fryar said. “This is a sign the church has got some good steps in place that others can take advantage of.” The Colorado Attorney General and the Catholic Church in Colorado announced in February a collaborative effort to investigate incidences of child sexual abuse in the past. According to a Feb. 19 news release from the Colorado Catholic Conference, the joint initiative calls for an
independent reviewer to examine records and policies of the state’s three dioceses — Denver, Colorado Springs and Pueblo — and sets up a compensation program for victims of abuse and a victims’ support service. At the Feb. 19 conference announcing the task force, Attorney General Phil Weiser, who was accompanied by Archbishop Samuel Aquila, said sexual abuse of minors is “a societal problem that demands attention and action,” the release stated. Colorado Community Media contacted numerous priests throughout the Denver metro area for comment on the task force initiative. But most either did not return phone calls or deferred comment to Jenny Kraska, executive director of the Colorado Catholic Conference, who said the church will not comment beyond what was presented in the Feb. 19 news release. However, in an Feb. 19 letter emailed to parishioners of St. Mark Catholic Church in Highlands Ranch, Father Greg Bierbaum wrote about the frustration he and others felt at the lack of concrete action on the part of the church to address the abuse crisis. SEE VICTIMS, P20
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n the heart of Highlands Ranch, surrounded by a sea of homes, is a cobblestone windmill, an iconic landmark that is nearly 100 years old. Maintained by the Highlands Ranch Metro District, the structure sits on a slope north of Wildcat Reserve Parkway and west of Summit View Parkway. The windmill is surrounded by open land that changes with the seasons. On a recent day in March, snow covered the ground. Come spring, green grass will take over. The colossal building in the distance is the new UCHealth Highlands Ranch Hospital, on track to open sometime this month. The facility will bring to the community a birth center, neonatal intensive care unit, emergency department, advanced cardiac services, cancer center and more.
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killed in committee during the 2018 legislative session. It would have prohibited other agencies from following suit, allowing them to encrypt only in certain circumstances, such as tactical or investigative situations. Van Winkle did not respond to a request for comment for this article, and it was not known if a similar bill would be introduced this legislative session, which ends in May.
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In Douglas County, Nicholson-Kluth said the sheriff ’s office encrypted some channels for two key reasons. The first was illustrated through the Highlands Ranch shooting, she said. The sheriff ’s office wanted deputies to easily and quickly find a secure channel when responding to serious incidents and to prevent suspects from tracking them through public channels. “They don’t want the bad guys listening in,” Tompkins said. But he questioned how often agencies could prove criminals use public radio channels to spy on law enforcement. Douglas County’s second reason was to protect personal information that’s sometimes shared on the radio. If people were to make a public records request, Nicholson-Kluth said, it’s the type of information that would be redacted under open-records laws. Thornton police officer Matt Barnes, a department spokesman, said transmissions on public safety radio systems are “much more prevalent today and are increasingly used to” share information on law enforcement and private citizens. It contributed to the department’s choice to encrypt, he said via email. The Arvada Police Department switched after it experienced suspects tracking officers through radio scanners, said its spokesman, Detective David Snelling. Snelling described
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office encrypted two of its four main radio channels approximately six months ago, which it hopes will make it easier for deputies using radios like this one to find secure lines during serious incidents. COURTESY PHOTO
how in several instances, officers approaching a residence heard their transmissions from nearby smartphone apps or scanners seconds after they made them. “You can imagine how unnerving that is,” he said, “when you can hear your own voice coming from inside the house.” Snelling said the department switched over during an equipment update in 2015. It replaced or upgraded radio towers, installed in-car equipment, plus more, and because they had the ability to encrypt along the way, they did. There was no additional cost for the encryption, he said. A bill introduced by state Rep. Kevin Van Winkle, R-Highlands Ranch, was
Access for some The Douglas County Sheriff ’s Office may be willing to provide media outlets with access to encrypted channels. Their concern is not with journalists listening in, NicholsonKluth said. In what form and at what cost remains undecided, but it could be through a link to an online streaming service. Tompkins said that level of access is not uncommon in some media markets, where police supplied unencrypted scanners to newsrooms. Still, he cautioned it’s “an uncomfortable answer” to the dilemma. Law enforcement can become angry with the media and take scanners away, or “just as bad,” news departments are cognizant of that possibility and avoid being too critical of police. Snelling insists media needn’t worry about retaliation from his agency. “Absolutely not. I think (transparency) is engrained in our culture at the Arvada Police Department,” he said. “I think we do have a pretty open and transparent department without having our radios open, and we’re willing to answer or respond to any inquiries at any time.” The Denver Post reported the Den-
ver Police Department, which plans to encrypt possibly as soon as April, will require media outlets to sign a memorandum of understanding to access their radio communications. Roberts said he — as a member of the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition, the Colorado Press Association and the Colorado Broadcasters Association — met with Denver Police Chief Paul Pazen and other department heads three or four times prior to the decision, at the department’s invitation. They discussed alternatives to encryption, he said. In the end, the department agreed to provide news organizations scanners at a lower-thanretail price if they signed the MOU. The language of those agreements is not yet available. “There’s not a lot of recourse that the news media has other than to make the argument that they need these tools to properly inform the public,” Roberts said. The Arvada Police Department says it will not provide anyone access to its encrypted channels. Not its towing company. Not the media. “We don’t give communication devices out to any other entity,” Snelling said. Tompkins said even if agencies encrypt radios, their communications should be recorded, and those recordings should be open to public records requests. “The only upside may be that all of this forces news departments to develop real sources in police departments,” Tompkins said, rather than being “reliant on the sensational stuff that flows from scanners.”
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‘He was real, he was wonderful and he was ours’ Memorial service for firefighter Cody Mooney, 31, filled with love from family, peers and first responders
CALM AFTER THE STORM
BY ELLIS ARNOLD EARNOLD@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM
The firefighter was humble, but his influence will ring out far beyond his time on Earth. That’s the picture family, friends and colleagues painted of Cody Mooney, 31, a firefighter in the south metro Denver area who died March 2 after fighting an aggressive brain tumor. “Cody was not larger than life,” said his wife, Emily Mooney, at the March 8 memorial service at Mission Hills Church in Littleton. “He was real, he was wonderful and he was ours.” More than 200 people — many dozens among them fire responders and law enforcement — gathered to hear stories of Mooney, remembered as a devoted husband and father, a caring brother and a man of everpresent faith. He had worked at South Metro Fire Rescue, Littleton Fire Rescue and the Cunningham Fire Protection District. Besides his wife of 10 years, Mooney also is survived by their four children and another expected baby, who is due soon. Mooney lived in Divide, an area west of Colorado Springs. His brothers and father, Kevin Mooney, heaped praise on the fire responder community, thanking them for supporting them in their time of grief. To “the men and women of the South Metro fire department, I will show up differently for my friends and my family and my community because of you,” Kevin Mooney said. “You changed me because Cody changed you.” Personnel from South Metro Fire Rescue and West Metro Fire Rescue, as well as fire departments from Aurora, Thornton and Golden — and even a firefighter from Los Angeles County in California — came to pay respects. Mooney was a dedicated firefighter who “wore his emotions on the outside,” said firefighter Dave Petau, who trained Mooney as an instructor. He was “the first one there in the morning, running stairs,” Petau said. “He was a true mentor to many of his peers.” Petau recalled a night when Mooney performed CPR on a man who was in cardiac arrest, who, along with the man’s wife, attended the memorial service. “While it was a team effort that night, I have no doubt in my mind
A photo of Cody Mooney and his firefighting helmet and gear sit on the stage at Mission Hills Church in Littleton March 8, where a memorial service was held for Mooney. ELLIS ARNOLD he wouldn’t be alive if Cody weren’t there,” Petau said. Petau would rib students, including Mooney, telling them they were “meeting the minimum standards” regardless of their performance. “Cody, when it came to being a husband, a father, a friend, a firefighter and everything else, you greatly exceeded the minimum standards,” Petau said, his voice breaking. “We’ve got it from here.” Away from his public service, Mooney was a fierce friend. His brother, Chris Mooney, is older, but said Cody Mooney felt like the big brother. “I’d be … down and out, and he’d take me into his home and give me anything he had,” Chris Mooney said. Cody Mooney was a “sage,” but didn’t know it, Chris Mooney said. His brother had a philosophy: He’d push for “just five more.” That could mean five more minutes playing with his kids, five more miles on a hike when the going got tough or just five more breaths when a person feels like giving up, Chris Mooney said. For someone who needed a shoulder to lean on, Cody Mooney would think to stay for five more minutes but end up talking for two more hours, his brother said. And that spirit of “serving and saving,” speakers said, came from his faith, deeply ingrained in him. Emily Mooney read words from his journal, where he wrote that the purpose of his life is “to glorify God by enjoying him. God wants things for us, not from us.” After calling Cody her “favorite place,” she quoted him again: “I hope they remember me as a man that was devoted to the things in my life — God, family, friends and fun.”
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Battling at backgammon — that’s just how we roll QUIET DESPERATION
Craig Marshall Smith
t is one man against one woman, without handicap or charity or concession. There is strategy and there is luck. There is grit and there is determination. Words are said in the heat of competition that alarm the dachshund. It is backgammon. It is one of the oldest board games in the world, going back 5,000 years. It is face-to-face fun with a friend, a stranger, or a loved one. Or even a computer. Like
chess, backgammon has been researched by computer scientists. You can play backgammon against a robot. Our set-up is a neat leather case that opens to reveal 24 triangles (points). Each player has 15 pieces (checkers) that resemble afterdinner candies, in two colors. Ours are chocolate and caramel. The pieces are moved according to the roll of two dice. We got the board out in October, and have played 133 games since. The lead has gone back and forth.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Stand up for conservative principles Consider Robert Clarke’s letter to the editor expressing his dismay at Meghann Silverthorn’s appointment to the Douglas County Library Board on the basis of her “conservative principles.” Regarding his response to Alex DeWind’s Feb. 18 article “Library district’s board of trustees appoints former school board president,” first consider that he’s admittedly not a conservative. Second, he accuses Ms. Silverthorn of “destruction of the Douglas County School District.” Third, taking her appointment off the table, let’s acknowledge that Douglas County is widely considered a conservative Republican county, but that our public education system nationally and locally is regarded as liberal. The moral of the story, i.e., Mr. Clarke’s letter, is to ban conservative principles in the public square, for example as it relates to governance of libraries, where it’s conservative principles that defend free speech and the availability of books on the list banned by the American Library Association (ALS), such as Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer. Ask yourself, what’s wrong with conservative principles for schools when you consider the bill Democrats just passed in the House and now by a Senate committee that will require LGBTQ education for grades four through 12 for schools that teach sex education. Of course, there is no doubt Gov. Polis, who is gay, will sign it into law. So, it’s not too much of a stretch to say this is what we (conservative Douglas County) get from liberal Democrats. Teachers who don’t like pay-for-performance won’t miss Ms. Silverthorn, but parents will miss protection of individual liberties
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provided by conservative principles and now lost with the current liberal Douglas County School Board supported by Mr. Clarke. Smith Young Parker Cartoon a very poor choice I was taken aback by and angry with the editorial cartoon in your last issue of the paper. This cartoon mischaracterizes people of faith, Trump voters and conservatives in general as those who do not care about the health and wellbeing of our citizens, painting us in the most negative light. As a conservative, I can tell you sincerely that I know of no one on either “side” of the political fence who believes or supports what is being depicted here. I do know people who are equally concerned about the state of health care in our country. Both want the same thing: affordable health care for all. Obamacare did not do anything for those already carrying insurance. Yes, it is nice to have insurance, but we still pay out-of-pocket for most of our health care because of sky-high deductibles – that have skyrocketed since Obamacare was enacted. Having insurance has not helped the fact that we are still paying medical bills from over a year ago. Conservatives in general don’t believe government-funded health care is the answer. We believe insurance companies should be held accountable for taking advantage of their “insured.” We believe insurance companies should not be in the business of determining which medical solutions are most viable in lieu of the expertise of doctors, SEE LETTERS, P11
a 16.7% probability of rolling doubles with two fair, six-sided dice” (stayorswitch.com). We have our backgammon chairs and drinks and music. I try to distract her with ornate stories, but it rarely works. She is, after all, the product of fine German engineering, and remains focused (unfortunately). I do not want to lose and neither does she. While it is fun to play, it is much more fun to win.
Jennifer is currently up by three, 68-65. Many of the games have come down to the final roll. I play more recklessly than she does. I like to put myself in harm’s way, just to see if I can recover. Why not? If doubles are rolled, very good things happen. (There are exceptions.) What is the probability of rolling doubles? I looked it up: “There are six ways we can roll doubles, or a probability of 6/36, or 1/6 on any roll of fair dice. So you have
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Understanding the simple truth of success
hy do we struggle with achieving success when there really is no secret to success? Is it because we have overcomplicated the thought or definition of success? Or is it because we really just WINNING don’t know what WORDS success truly means to us? So here is the simple and uncomplicated truth of success: it’s you. Plain and simple, you are the secret to your own success. Certainly there Michael Norton are others who have helped us along the way. We may have read some awesome books with incredible insights that have illuminated the path and provided direction. Many of us have attended motivational or instructional seminars and training sessions that have inspired us and given us more to think about when it comes to success. And many of us have even hired our own personal coach or business adviser to help us achieve the successes that we seek. People, books, seminars, training, coaches and other forms of instruction and encouragement are contributing factors to our success. However, at the end of the day the
person who must execute against the strategy and the plan is you. There have been people in your life that have proven themselves to be a difference maker in helping you become who you are today. The key word in there is “helping,” but it’s you who is the real difference maker when it comes to the achievement of success and the realization of your goals and dreams. This is awesome news. This is wonderful news. This is incredible news. Wouldn’t you agree? I mean you are the one who is ultimately in control of your own destiny. For some of you this is empowering and inspiring. For others, it could be terrifying. For some of you this could be powerfully liberating and just the push you needed. For others, Dr. Denis Waitley’s philosophy of, “If it’s to be, it’s up to me,” can quickly go from feeling motivation to rationalizing excuses. And if that excuse alarm starts to sound, just remember Dr. Waitley’s quote, “If it’s to be, it’s up to me,” and stop those excuses as quickly as possible. You know what the excuses sound like don’t you? “I am too busy.” “I don’t have time for this.” “This is too hard.” “I am only doing this for someone else.” “I just have to wait until I finish this other project.” “I will start after the next holiday.”
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Partisan agendas don’t work on our library board
he vitriol-filled partisan tempest over the appointment of a new trustee to our Douglas County Libraries board represents just one more attempt in today’s society to turn an apolitical community institution into a controversial political football. The facts don’t match the furor, and, in my view, the commissioners made a sterling appointment in Meghann Silverthorn. ,I’m glad to have her as a colleague — but not for the reasons her critics think. Let me share some facts. Securing an appointment to the rlibrary board includes personal interviews by a panel of representatives from municipal government, the school board and the library board. This year, 24 individuals were interviewed over two full days to fill three vacancies — a group culled down from 40 applications. I was part of that panel, and we asked candidates about their vision for our libraries, how libraries, learning and literacy shaped their lives and how their personal and professional experience informs their desire to serve. Our panel forwarded three names to the commissioners for each vacancy. Did we all agree on all of the names or on the ranking of those names? No. But
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based solely on premiums. We believe tort laws must be restructured so that litigation is not the easiest go-to. For us, government-funded health care is merely a bandage on a very sick and weak system. I’m open to hearing other opinions as long as they are not inflammatory. It is much easier to draw nasty cartoons than have solid, fruitful discussion. I hope those on staff at the paper would agree. Hilary Osborne Parker Bill a step for safety All of Highlands Ranch was shocked by the slaying of Deputy Zackari Parrish. Now our Legislature is considering a legal tool that could have prevented Parrish’s murder, by temporarily suspending firearms access to dangerous individuals. It is quite disconcerting that DA George Brauchler and former state Rep. Cole Wist are now opposed to the Extreme Risk Protection Orders bill. Ex parte hearings are important in order to protect the safety of petitioners and are commonly used in domestic violence and child protection cases. The emergency ERPO can last only 14 days, before the gun owner can make his case and the petitioner must show by clear and convincing evidence that the threat continues. This gives the gun owner sufficient time to resolve issues and address concerns of the court. Furthermore, an early termination of an ERPO should only be at demonstration of a return to responsible behaviors on the part of the appealing party. This bill brings peace of mind and safety to parts of the state where high
we had a very strong consensus on each candidate sent on. Here is the key point: We didn’t ask about, nor were we interested in, their partisan affiliations or their political views. Why? Because that is irrelevant to the work of a Sean Duffy library trustee. In a time when it seems like every entity, indeed every gathering, has to have a political patina, our library board is — or at least has been — an apolitical oasis where we talk about creating opportunity for our citizens, our role in deepening a sense of community and ensuring DCL is a home of fundamental civility and decency. Beyond our general work of governing the fiscal and operational aspects of the library system, in 2018 we focused on the transformation and updating of our Highlands Ranch branch, where I’ll be proud to cut the ribbon and welcome the community back home in just a few weeks. In 2019 we are focusing on the
early stages of design for turning the well-loved Castle Rock branch into a 21st-century beacon for the community that will serve Douglas County well for decades. These transformations are paying dividends for families and taxpayers. At our new branches in Lone Tree, Parker and Castle Pines, customer traffic is up 25 percent to 30 percent. We do this work in the context of being strong, fiscally conservative stewards of the tax dollars entrusted to us, and providing top value for every dollar through programming, services and content. By any measure, we’re one of the top library systems in the country. We do this work, also, without discussion of partisan affiliation or political ideology. We have fights, but they’re not left-right, or D versus R. In fact, on a personal note, as someone who has worked in public policy and politics for 30 years in two states, I wanted to join the library board precisely because we would not talk politics. The focus is on our passion
for literacy, learning and libraries. This is why I am disappointed at the level of rancor and personal attacks we’ve seen in the past few weeks. Meghann Silverhthorn brought to her interview a compelling personal story of her family’s journey and how her success has been marked by a deep love of reading and libraries. She shared her commitment to ensure others have the opportunity she had to build a rich and rewarding life through excellent public libraries. That’s exactly what we want, and what our county needs, in a library trustee. I am completely convinced that she will be one of the best, most passionate and most communityresponsive trustees our library system has seen. And we’ll leave politics where it belongs: in great books on the shelves of our libraries. Sean Duffy, of Highlands Ranch, is president of the Douglas County Libraries Board of Trustees. The opinions expressed here are his own.
suicide and domestic violence rates are a heart-breaking problem, such as they are in Douglas County. Amy Ross Highlands Ranch The system is not broken In response to Roy Legg, our electoral college system of vote counting is not broken. He wants to change it so that if Colorado votes for candidate X, but huge states like California vote for candidate Y, then our electoral votes would be changed to Y. This would cancel our votes to just go along with the crowd from California and other big states. Democrats were disappointed in 2016 much like the Democrats of 1860 when Republican Lincoln won the electoral college, but only won 39.8 percent of the popular vote. Just like 1860, the Democrats want to now change the rules. In 1992, Bill Clinton did not win the popular vote as more people voted against him than for him. He did win a plurality of the vote at 43 percent and won the presidency via the electoral college. He repeated in 1996 with only 49.2 percent of the popular vote. By contrast to 1992, Donald Trump won 46.1 percent of the popular vote in 2016. What next, a dozen or more senators for California and only two for Colorado? Thus allowing a few big states to dictate to the rest? We don’t elect presidents based on the national popular vote. Rather, each state independently holds its own presidential election via the electoral college. The Founders knew that pure democracy is simply mob rule. They gave us a representative Republic to protect the rights of the minority. Don’t throw that away. G. Arthur Bentzen Castle Rock
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LIFE Making time for
Basketball fans and non-fans alike come together for one of the biggest sporting events of the year
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oug Pruitt’s glass of a dark micobrew, sweating as it rested on a coaster at the Library Co., a bar in Castle Rock, was still half full. Arms crossed, eyes gazing upward at one of the four TVs behind the bar, Pruitt intently watched a college basketball game between Kansas and Oklahoma. He had no rooting interest. He was studying, more or less. And looking for a distraction. “I better get used to this,” Pruitt said, as he smiled and took another sip of beer. Pruitt is not a big basketball fan. But he fills out a bracket every March and will follow the games for the satisfaction of earning bragging rights over his brother. This year, Pruitt said, he won’t hardly be away from the TV. On March 20, one day before the tip-off of the first round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, Pruitt is scheduled to get a vasectomy. He and his wife, Tasha, talked about it for months. Pruitt decided if he was going to couchridden for the better part of a week, he might as well do it while there’s something worth watching. “I honestly would probably be watching these games if I was sitting at work,” he said. “At least this way I don’t feel bad about it.” During the first two days of the first round of March Madness on March 21 and 22, Pruitt plans to watch as many games as possible. The 2019 broadcasting schedule has yet to be released, but last year, games ran nonstop on four different stations — CBS, TNT, TBS and TruTV — from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Pruitt isn’t alone in his dedication to watching the games. In workplaces across the country, one of the most noticeable divots in worker productivity comes during the two-week stretch in March. Distractions at work Low worker productivity during the tournament two years ago contributed to about $6.3 billion in corporate losses nationwide, according to a 2018 report from WalletHub.com, a personal finance website, Darrin Duber-Smith, a sports marketing expert at Metropolitan State University of Denver, said the massive draw to the tournament can be attributed to a number of factors. For the most part,
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billion — The amount of total revenue generated by the NCAA from the Division I, II and III championship tournaments and National Invitational Tournament. (NCAA. com)
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billion — The amount of money illegally wagered on brackets and March Madness games in 2017. (WalletHub.com)
billion — The amount paid by CBS/Turner Broadcasting for the 2011-2032 TV rights. (WalletHub.com)
million — The number of brackets filled out in 2017. (American Gaming Associa-
he said, it comes down to fans’ affinity for the sport and how they identify with universities playing in the tournament. “Every school has a basketball program. They might not have football or lacrosse, but basketball is something that is ubiquitous,” Duber-Smith said. “It’s a culturally significant event. It happens every year and at the same time every year, and if you’re not into it, you’re going to be touched by it in some way.” Between the men’s and women’s Division I tournaments and tournaments at other levels of competition, there will be hundreds of games played during March Madness. “You have something for literally everybody,” Duber-Smith said. Peter Craig, of Parker, a University of Kansas alumnus, said during March Madness he wears two hats: one as a raving Jayhawks fan, hoping his alma mater wins it all every year, and one as a fan of the bracket. “It’s close, but I’d say my team is bigger than my bracket,” Craig said. “Every year, I always hope for a perfect bracket — everyone does — but in the end it’s just exciting to have that possibility. That’s why we love to watch sports anyway.” SEE MADNESS, P13
Learn about Loretto Heights’ history at presentation
oretto Heights — A Synopsis of Historical and Architectural Significance” will be Martha Kirkpatrick’s topic when she speaks twice on March 25 for the Englewood Historic Preservation Society and anyone else interested — guests are welcome. Talks SONYA’S will be at 2:30 p.m. SAMPLER at the Englewood Library, 1000 Englewood Parkway, and at 6:30 p.m. at Brew on Broadway, 3445 S. Broadway, Englewood. Admission is free.
Englewood Arts Presents Sonya Ellingboe Shostakovich, Stravinsky and Arensky will be the composers noted in the “All Russian Program” at 2 p.m. on March 30 at Hampden Hall, 1000 Englewood Parkway, second floor. Musicians performing: Yi Zhao, Colorado Symphony Orchestra associate concertmaster, violin; Dmitri Pogorelov, CSO violin; Leah Kovach, CSO viola; Silver Ainomae, associate principal cello, Minnesota Orchestra; Zachary Reaves, co-founder Altius Quartet, cello. Tickets cost $20/$15 at englewoodarts.org or at the door one hour prior to the concert. 303-806-8196. ‘Our Town’ Thornton Wilder’s classic play, “Our Town,” will be performed March 22 to April 25 at Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Ave., Golden. The Pulitzer Prize winner about Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire is viewed as a snapshot of every small town the world over and invites repeated productions. Performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Minersalley.com, 303-935-3044. Harlem Renaissance Arvada center, 6901 Wadsworth presents a Regional Premiere of “Travlin’The 1930s Harlem Musical” from April 9 to 28 in the Main Stage Theatre. It reflects sounds of the Harlem Renaissance songwriter J.J. Johnson, with swinging music, songs recorded by Billie Holliday, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Fred Astaire, Duke Ellington and Count Basie. Rod A. Lansberry is director. Performances: TuesdaySaturday at 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday matinee at 1 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Arvadacenter.org; box office, 720-898-7200. SEE SAMPLER, P13
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More than 97 million people tuned in to watch the 2018 NCAA Tournament from the First Four to the Final Four rounds, according to NCAA.com. The American Gaming Association, a casino gaming interest group, estimated more than 40 million people participated and filled out a total of 70 million brackets in 2018. The madness that surrounds March reaches beyond the actual games. There’s the game within the game — bracket pools and gambling — and the upsets. Duber-Smith called it a “gambling orgy.” But also, Duber-Smith said, the underdog mentality is something the casual fan can relate to, while the more invested fan will watch either supporting their bracket or their alma mater. “Casual fans come in because it’s the idea of America loves an underdog, and there’s always lots of underdogs in the tournament,” Duber-Smith said. “I don’t think there’s anything more American than that.” The underdog mentality While usually not rooting for the un-
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Denver Children’s Theatre The much-loved “The Little Prince” by Antoine De Saint-Exupery, adapted for theater by Rick Cummins and John Scoullar, will be presented through May 3 at the Mizel Arts and Culture Center in the Elaine Wolf Theatre at the Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center, 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver. Steve Wilson is director. Sunday shows at 11 a.m. March 17, and 1 p.m. March 24, 31, April 7, 14, 28. Weekday shows are at 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays (field trips encouraged). An encore program extends the experience with an acting workshop, and talkback with the cast. Box office: 303-399-2660. Birding optics Hudson Gardens, 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, presents “Introduc-
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So are his classmates at Mountain Vista High School. Principal Michael Weaver said Rogers’ fame has been fun for the school. “He is an incredibly outgoing and personable kid so just about everybody at Vista knew Nick in some way prior to Idol,” Weaver said in an email.”Once people knew that he was going to be on the audition shows it created a strong interest and everyone has been looking forward to it.” Rogers got into rapping in 2008. The next year he was writing his own songs. His inspiration, he said, is
ALL ABOUT TIMING Doug Pruitt, of Castle Rock, isn’t unique in the planning of his elected surgery. Urologists performed 30 percent more vasectomies during the first week of the NCAA Tournament than they had during an average week, according to a 2017 study from Athena Health. This year, Colorado Urology Associates will be awarding a free vasectomy to one man derdog, Craig said he would be lying if he said he wasn’t excited by the upsets March Madness brings. “The best part is we never know where the madness will come from,” he said. Last year, the No. 16-seed University of Maryland-Baltimore County beat top-seeded University of Virginia as the first No. 16 seed to do so. Everyone was a UMBC fan after that, Craig said. Dr. Travis Heath is a clinical psychologist at Metro State who has worked with and consulted in sports. He said the drive to see the underdog win is something that is within everybody. “Most of us are underdogs,” Heath said. “When you see some of those stories, we can relate to that.” According to WalletHub.com, 90 percent of workers say participating in a bracket pool at work builds camaraderie.
tion to Birding Optics” on March 16 in the Hudson Residence Business Office. Front Range Birding Company will talk about choices and leads participants into the gardens to test out different gear. Advance reservations: 303-797-8565, ext. 326. Roses at Hudson Hudson Gardens will present a series of classes on growing roses in Colorado. On March 23 will be “The Best Roses for Colorado Gardens: New and Overlooked Varieties” by rosarian Dave Ingram. He will also review best practices for growing on April 6, “Pruning and Training Your Roses”; June 8, “Growing Roses in Colorado” and “Rose Garden Tour”; and Oct. 19, “Putting Your Rose Garden to Bed.” Pre-register: 303-797-8565, ext. 326.
at the group’s Lone Tree office. Entries are accepted through noon March 15. “Men tell us that they time the procedure so they can recover on the couch and enjoy a few days of nonstop college basketball action,” Dr. Jessica Harness said. “So we thought, ‘Why not help one man this season with a free procedure?’”
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Laura Roth, of Castle Rock, said it brings her family and neighbors together. “The kids can fill out a bracket,” Roth said, “the adults do — everyone can do this one thing.”
and Andy (Emma Rebecca Maxfield and Andy Seracuse) — songs you know and some you’ve never heard, with guest Brandon Bill. March 27: “The Supremes: The Tribute” at 7:30 p.m. with Erica Papillion Posey, Larea Edwards and Christiana McMullen. April 3 at 7:30 p.m.: “Love Through the Ages” with Sharon Dwinell and Dave Norris — Broadway tunes from Berlin to Sondheim. 303-739-1970, aurorafoxartscenter.org.
Wednesdays at Vintage Vintage Theatre offers some midweek entertainment in the Cabaret on Wednesdays: March 20 at 7:30 p.m.: “Songs and Stories” by Emma
Western art The American Museum of Western Art-The Anschutz Collection, at 1727 Tremont St., Denver offers guided and self-guided tours on Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.; monthly creative writing sessions, led by Lighthouse writers Workshop and a special Artful Insight program at 3 p.m. March 18: “Georgia O’Keeffe.” Info@ anschutzcollection.org. This is a beautiful collection, if you haven’t visited yet. 303-293-2000.
Mac Miller, a Pittsburgh-bred rapper, singer and record producer who died from an accidental overdose in 2018. “He was the same kind of kid from the school system who wanted to pursue music,” Rogers said. In 2017, Rogers’ mom saw that auditions for “American Idol” would be held in Denver. The avid fans often watch the show together. Rogers ended up being sick that day and didn’t make it past the preliminary round. “I’ve watched it since day one and always thought my son should try this,” Paige said. “He was glad he went because he got the experience.” Rogers got another chance the following year. In October 2018, with little time to prepare, Paige drove her son to
the Convention Center in downtown Denver for auditions starting at 6 a.m. He stood in line with 700 to 800 people. Nearly 12 hours later, Rogers was picked as one of four people to make it to the next round. In November, he and his family were flown to Hollywood for a week, where he was granted a golden ticket. “I had been working for it for so long,” Rogers said. “I was so excited.” While Rogers’ fate on the show has yet to unfold, he has big plans for his future. After he graduates from high school, he wants to move to Los Angeles with his best friend to pursue a career in singing or acting. “While I have the time, while I’m young,” Rogers said, “I’m going to try to do what I love.”
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It’s a summer camp with snow, professionals, fun and a lot of memories as Woodward Copper prepares to celebrate its 10th anniversary this summer. The Cooper Mountain camp, one of the only ones in the state to have actual snow, provides campers with top-notch instruction and fun for all skill levels. “Fortunately, our altitude allows us to offer this unique summer camp for kids,” said Taylor Prather, the public relations manager for Copper Mountain Resorts. “This camp is a great opporutnity for those kids that live and breathe snowboarding and skiing. And, we go well beyond the snow sports. We offer the great summer programs that includes skate boarding, cheerleading and a lot of programs that really cover all interest areas.” With more than 1,000 campers a year, Prather said the 2019 camp is shaping up to be one of the best on record. Running between June and August for children from age 7 and up, there are plenty of professionals on tap to join the camp’s top-notch coaches. Some of those celebrities include: • Professinal snowboard Taylor Bingaman on June 2. • Olympian Chris Corning will be
at the resort on June 9 through June 15. Corning has a bronze medal in snowboarding. Prather said Corning is special to the program given he was once a camper himself. • Professional skateboard David Reyes will be at the resort starting June 16. • Professional skier Lupe Hagearty is slated to join week 7 of the camp on July 14 The 2019 Summer Camp lineup continues between June and August, teaching children age 7 and up a variety of skills, including skateboarding, BMX, scooter, ski and snowboard. The weeklong, overnight camps are intended to set goals, fine tune skills and meet new people. Known for its indoor and outdoor training facilities, Woodward Copper’s high-alpine location allows for year-round skiing and snowboarding on real Colorado snow. Campers will learn from certified coaches and have exclusive access to The Barn, skate parks, bike parks and Pipeline Park, a massive summer snow terrain park featuring a triple jump line, endless boxes and rail features. Past pros that have visited Woodward Copper camps include Olympic and X-Games medalists Red Gerard, Sage Kotsenburg, Nick Goepper, Bobby Brown, Will
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AeroCamp The camp is all about learning to fly and a beginning of a career in aviation and aerospace through hands-on activities and learning experiences. The camp is for teens between the ages of 13 and 15. The camp is located at 13000 E. Control Tower Rd. in Englewood. For more information, visit the website at aspenflyingclub. com/aerocamp. Arvada Center The Arvada Center will offer summer camps for ages 3-18 this summer. Let your child explore their creativity in exciting classes from the center’s most popular teachers. The Arvada Center also offers extended stay and lunch bunch sessions for busy, working parents. The center’s summer programs include day camps in ceramics, dance, digital arts, drama, music, visual arts and art start. For more information, visit the Arvada Center website at arvadcenter. org/education/summer-camps.
Camp Invention With multiple locations throughout the Denver Metro Area, Camp invention adds creativity and fun where children transform their imaginations into epic creations. Children between the grades of kindergarten and sixth grade will be able to code robots and use collaboration and creative problem solving during hands-on, STEM activities. For camp information, visit the website at
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Coding for kids Coding with kids offers a variety of STEM summer camps for children of all skill levels from ages 5 to 17. Curriculum drives engagement and learning outcomes, while small class sizes ensure plenty of personalized attention. Camps are in game development, Minecraft Modding, and robotics & electronics. Check out the website for a complete list of camps, locations, and schedule. Camps are available in Arvada, Aurora, Centennial, Denver, Evergreen, Golden, Littleton, Longmont, Louisville, Morrisson, Parker, Thornton, and Westminster. Visit www. codingwithkids.com. Colorado Mountain Club Summer Adventure Courses Looking to inspire future mountaineers, make your summer special by exploring Colorado. Day camps include climbing camps and overnight teen trips. The camps are for ages 9-18, located at 710 St. in Golden. For more camp information, visit the website www.cmc.org/summeradventures. Denver Zoo Safari Camp This summer, campers will puzzle out some of the planet’s most exciting challenges. How can you ensure each animal gets what it needs? What role will you play once you’ve uncovered
the secret connections that hold our world together? Campers connect with animals through Zoo exploration, up-close animal experiences, engineering challenges, nature play and special camp-only Zoo opportunities. For information on the 2019 summer program, visit the Denver Zoo website at https://www.denverzoo.org/ summer-safari/.
Dinosaur Ridge summer camps Dinosaur Ridge Camps are an unforgettable adventure. The program keeps kids moving and discovering in the incredible setting of our National Natural Landmark. These experiences are designed to foster excitement and wonder for science, art and the outdoors while engaging in hands-on educational curriculum. Small group sizes give every camper the opportunity to play, explore and expand their knowledge. Each camp offers exploration of the Dinosaur Ridge fossil sites, hands-on science projects, as well as expert guest presenters in the fields of paleontology, geology, art, earth science, survival skills and local plants and animals. Learn more about the summer program by visiting the website at dinoridge.org/tours-programs/ fodr-camps/.
hands on experiences. Under the supervision of a nurturing and trained staff encourages personal growth within each child. Each camp hosts a different age group to aid in age appropriate planning. All camps offer a safe environment overseen by Colorado State Licensing and adhere to strict staff to camper ratios. Camp programs include arts and education, sports and more. Learn more about HRCA camps that take place any time your children are on a school break. Visit the website at https://hrcaonline. org/classes-camps-activities/camps/camp-hrca. iD Tech Camps and Academies iD Tech is a summer STEM program for ages 7-17, held at multiple locations. With worldclass instructors and innovative courses in coding, game development, robotics, and design, iD Tech programs instill in-demand skills that embolden students to shape the future. Find out if there is a camp near you, visit the website at https://www.idtech.com/tech-camps. Lakewood LEGO and Engineering Camps Build robots and learn computer engineering. Camps are available for both boys and girls. Learn more about the program for children between ages 5 and 14 at Lakewood.org/camps.
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CAMP FROM PREVIOUS PAGE Lakewood Teen Adventure Camp In this camp, teens will get to explore attractions, take field trips and attend sporting events, go rock climbing, swimming and more. The camp is for teens ages 12-15. The camp is held at 2200 S. Kipling St in Lakewood. For information, visit the website at Lakewood.org/camps. Lone Tree Hub Summer camps The Lone Tree Hub summer camp programs will offer a variety of programs, including super heroes & villains movie camp, princess power mini-movie camp, Youth Tuber Camp, Scary Movie Mini-Movie Camp. The Lone Tree Hub is located 8827 Lone Tree Pkwy. For more information on the upcoming camps, visit talktothecamera.com/the-lone-tree-hub-camps.html. Parker Arts Education Parker Arts summer break programs are right around the corner. This year, the Parker center will offer a variety of day camps in art, cooking, music, dance, theater, multi-media, robotics and science. Prior to the first day of camp, parents must fill out the required paperwork. For more information on this year’s camps, visit the website at http://parkerarts.org/2122/SummerBreak-Camps. Pedalheads Bike Camps The learn-to-ride bike program is best known for helping kids ages 2 through 12 get off train-
ing wheels and safely ride on the road. The 2019 program includes a progression of six instructional levels for you to choose from, half-day camps, seven-hour all-day camps, private lessons, and before and after care options. Camp locations include Hampden South, Wellshire, Cherry Creek, Stapleton and Highlands Ranch. For more camp information, visit the website at www.pedalheads.com. Spree Summer outdoor program Looking for a way to get your kids outside and active this summer while you are at work? Don’t want them to stop learning just because it’s summer? Then SPREE is s great choice. With 10 unique weeks of camp at two a variety of locations. Each week has a unique theme tied to The South Platte River and our urban waterways. Activities, games, and crafts are tied to the theme and allow campers to engage with and learn about their environment while having fun. The camp is for children 6 years and older. Day camps run Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. For more information, visit the website at www.thegreenwayfoundation. org/summer-camps.html. Super Heroes & Villains Movie Magic Camp KAPOW! BANG! ZOINK! Kids create their own live action movie. Students write, act, direct & collaborate in this action-packed camp. Students will have a blast and see their
imagination come to life on the big screen, at the end-of-season red carpet screening. Moviemaking teaches social communication skills like eye contact, story-telling, teamwork, and active listening. It also teaches technical skills that are critically important in today’s technology-based society. The camp will be held between June 10 and June 14 for ages 6-12. For more information, visit the website at https://talktothecamera. com/the-highlands-center-summer-camps.html. There is a 20 percent discount for early birds signing up before April 15. Tigar Gymnastics & Cheer Beth Deasy, owner and operator of TIGAR, believes that the greatest wish we can have for children is that they become adults who love who they are and what they do. Helping to develop such self-knowledge and passion for life in young children requires a delicate balance of nurturing and education. To this end, our TIGAR
facility and staff have been positioned to offer children an organized, structured, and highly supervised venue for parent-accompanied or non-parent-accompanied physical recreation in a dedicated, professional, and safe environment. Find out about TIGAR summer programs in Wheat Ridge by visiting the website at tigargymnastics.com. YMCA Summer Camp programs Each year YMCA offers a variety of summer camp programs. YMCA locations in the Denver Metro area include Adams County, Arvada, Aurora, Broomfield, Denver, Glendale, Golden, Lakewood, Littleton and Wheat Ridge. For information on the YMCA summer programs, visit the website at https://www.denverymca.org/camps/ day-camp.
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5 things (BPT) - Looking for a cure for the winter blues? Start making plans for the summer. Having something fun to look forward to - such as days off and family trips - can make those dreary days more bearable. One thing you’ll want to add to your summer planning list is finding a great summer camp or two for your kids. Even before leaves start appearing on the trees, many organizations begin announcing dates and enrollment for summer camp sessions. Get a jump start on the process with this guide to choosing an enriching summer activity, where your child will also have a blast. First, know the best places to look: You may not be aware of the number of great summer day camps taking place around your community. Start with college campuses, parks and recreation departments, local school districts and churches. Be sure to tune in to nonprofits, like performing arts centers, museums and your local animal shelter or zoo. Finally, ask the other adults in your child’s life for the inside scoop. The art teacher, soccer coach and scout leader may be in the know about the best camps in town. Look for the immersive experience: When you think about it, “camp” is an odd word choice. But look at what sleep-away camp means to kids, and it makes sense. Yes, it’s fun to sleep in a cabin and spend all day sailing, swimming and climbing. What’s key is that these kids are immersed in a new reality that’s different from the usual home
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and school routines. So when a local organization bills an activity a “camp,” they promise an experience that lets your kid jump in and become a part of something. When choosing the right camp, look for that quality. Is there a clear theme or topic? Will kids be active and involved? Or is the “camp” just made up of a series of talks led by adults? Make sure your child is on board: Consider your child’s interests and how camp can make them stronger. Your play-acting child with a flair for drama will probably thrive and bloom at theater camp. However, if camp is a strategy to help them improve at something they struggle with, make sure the program is designed for these kids, or you’re setting them up for a session of misery. After all, you wouldn’t send your sportsloathing child to, say, a high-intensity wrestling camp to make them more athletic. Don’t forget the fun factor: What makes camp truly memorable is having fun, so make sure the camp you’re looking at takes fun seriously. For example, Blake Furlow, CEO of Bricks 4 Kidz, says kids keep coming back to their camps partly because these sessions bring building with LEGO Bricks to the next level of fun and exciting. But watching their enjoyment unfold during the camp is also massively rewarding. “See-
ing the kids light up, get excited and make new connections during a Bricks 4 Kidz class is a heart-warming experience,” Furlow says. Consider longevity: When looking at various programs, a good question to ask is how long the camp has been around. New summer camp themes and programs can sound exciting and fresh, but it takes a few rounds to work out the kinks with any new organization. Choosing wellestablished programs with experienced leaders is one way to ensure that your child will get that worthwhile and fun experience with a new activity. If you’re looking for a camp experience from a trusted provider that fosters learning in STEM subjects, look for a Bricks 4 Kidz franchise in your community. Bricks 4 Kidz is celebrating its 10th anniversary of providing fun and enrichment for kids in schools and communities across the United States and beyond! At these camps, kids get to use LEGO Bricks along with specialized LEGO Technic pieces like gears, axles and electric motors to build unique and exciting models to help kids explore engineering and architecture - while having a blast doing it. To discover camps taking place in your area, visit Bricks4Kidz.com.
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Prov or No Prov: 8 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16 at The Studio at Mainstreet, 19600 Mainstreet, Parker. Doors open at 7:30pm at The Studio at Mainstreet. The Bar is Open! Now serving booze! It offers many fine dining restaurants within walking distance for you to enjoy before the show.Tickets are $10 in advance through Eventbrite: Or $15 cash at the door day of show (if tickets are still available). Visit eventbrite.com/e/ the-parker-players-present-provor-no-prov-tickets-54262148547 for tickets. This is your life John Springer: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, March 18 at the Highlands Ranch Mansion, 9950 E. Gateway Drive, Highlands Ranch. Springer, a wealthy & ambitious lawyer became president of Continental Trust Co. & National Livestock Assoc. He lost what is known as the most corrupt Mayoral election in Denver’s history. $2 Suggested Contribution for Non-Members. Free for current members. Visit highlandsranchhistoricalsociety. org for more information. Dueling Pianos in Highlands Ranch: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 5 at Southridge Recreation Center, 4800 McArthur Ranch Rd., Highlands Ranch. Enjoy an evening of your favorite songs. This live, interactive, sing-along show will get you up and out of your seat and dancing! Request your favorite songs from classic rock to today’s pop hits! Two performers from Howl at the Moon will play your favorite songs all night! Snacks and a cash bar will be available. Ages 16+ (some adult humor), 21+ to purchase and consume alcohol; IDs will be checked. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Visit hrcaonline.org for more information. Denver Ballet Theatre presents “Coppelia”: 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 2 p.m. Sunday, April 7 at the Denver Ballet Theatre Performing Arts Center, 5690 County Line Pl., Highlands Ranch. Tickets: general admission is $20 adults, $10 children under 12. Call 303-799-6609 for more information.
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
THINGS to DO this week’s TOP FIVE 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/ for more information. 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 email@example.com. St. Patrick’s Day Irish Family Festival: 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 16 at Centennial Covenant Church, 401 W. Mineral Ave., Littleton. The Inversion Community is sponsoring a St. Patrick’s Day Festival focused on families on Saturday 3/16 from 1-6pm held at Centennial Covenant Church. There will be a craft fair with a variety of products,
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. Lifetree Cafe--”Angels: Are They Reaching Out to You?”: 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 17 at Castle Rock Adventist Hospital, Ridgeline Conference Room, 2350 Meadows Blvd., Castle Rock. A group discussion featuring a video interview of a man who became lost as night fell in the Rockies on a hunting trip and encountered someone whose presence he could not explain. ALL are welcome to a free meeting with good people who show respect to one another and hear our opinions with honor. Coffee and snacks on us. For more
lots of children’s activities with crafts, games, prizes, a petting zoo, Irish dancers and so much more. All activities are included in the ticket price. $5 per person or $20 at most per family. There will also be food for sale. Tickets and information are at: inversionirishfestival.com STEAMworks: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20 at Douglas County Libraries in Roxborough, 8357 N. Rampart Range Rd #200, Littleton. Explore science, technology, engineering, arts and math through fun, hands-on projects each month. In March: cardboard creations!Ages 6-12. Registration is required at 303-791-7323 or DCL.org. Denver Home Show: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, March 22, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 24 at National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St., Denver. Find fresh inspiration, helpful tips, innovative products and fantastic deals in remodeling, home improvement, decor and outdoor spaces with nearly 400 exhibitors and experts all under one roof. Singleday tickets are priced as follows: Adults: $11 at the box office or $9 online at homeshowdenver.com, Seniors (60+): $5.50, Children (12 and under): free.
information, contact Roy Koerner 303-814-0142 roykoerner@msn. com. European Union and Brexit with Active Minds: 2 p.m. Monday, March 18 at Bemis Public Library, 6014 S. Datura St. On June 23rd, 2016 British voters elected to exit the European Union, sending global stock markets sharply down and provoking global reactions running the gamut from horror to congratulations. Active Minds will place this pivotal event in its historic context and explore where this high stakes path may lead, not only for the UK, but also the EU and the rest of the world. For more information call the library at 303-7953961. Lifelong Learning: Cruise the World!: 10 to noon Wednesday, March 20 at Douglas County Libraries in Castle Rock, Philip S. Miller, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock. Get expert tips and advice for cruising to tropical beach locales, Europe’s rivers, and adventure destinations. Adults. Registration is required at 303791-7323 or DCL.org. 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 for more information. 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 live-action 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 3037917323 for more information. 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 for more information.
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My Yard! Lawn & Landscape Ideas & Tips: 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, March 21 at Douglas County Libraries in Castle Pines, 360 Village Square Lane. Learn how to work with the yard you have in this session. Topics include plant selections for three common landscape challenges: slopes, wet areas, and privacy and screening. Presented by Castle Pines North Parks & Open Space Manager Craig Miller. Adults. The event is free, but registration is required at 303-7917323 or DCL.org.
Hooked on Fishing: Classes offered 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. or 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; rain or shine, Saturday, May 18 at Redstone Park Pond, 3280 Redstone Park Circle, Highlands Ranch. Kids learn the basics of fishing, then grab a pole and hit the pond to catch fish!Experts from the Colorado Division of Wildlife will lead this fun and educational class. They will first instruct on the art of angling and ecology; then, it is on to the pond to fish! Everything is provided! This class always sells out quickly, so get your ticket today. Ages 6 - 11, suggested ages, parent discretion. Parent must accompany child. Visit hrcaonline.org for more information. Editor’s note: Calendar submissions must be received by noon Wednesday for publication the following week. To place a calendar item, go to eventlink.coloradocommunitymedia.com.
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“We must all pray for the truth to be found and whatever action that needs to be taken as a result, will be openly and swiftly and fairly done,” Bierbaum wrote. “As always, we must pray for healing for any who are abused by those who broke their solemn responsibility to keep others safe. I thank our bishops for their sincere efforts to be a part of the solution to this grave crisis in the church.” In the Colorado Catholic Conference release, Aquila said the church needs to be more transparent in its handling of these cases and lauded the initative as a good beginning. “The damage inflicted upon young people and their families by sexual abuse, especially when it’s committed by a trusted person like a priest, is profound,” Aquila said. “While this process will certainly include
painful moments and cannot ever fully restore what was lost, we pray that it will at least begin the healing process.” Former U.S. Attorney for Colorado Robert Troyer will act as the independent third party who will review the files of the three dioceses related to the sexual abuse of minors. He will prepare a public report on his findings sometime this fall, the news release states. The Attorney General’s office will cooperate with local district attorney offices to aid in evaluating potential criminal issues. The report, however, is not a criminal investigation and the state is not aware of any previously unreported criminal conduct, the release said. Former Attorney General Cynthia Coffman initiated the review process in fall 2018 before Weiser took office. But the report will include names of diocesan priests with substantiated allegations of sexual abuse of minors, details of the allegations, a
‘We must all pray for the truth to be found and whatever action that needs to be taken as a result, will be openly and swiftly and fairly done.’ Father Greg Bierbaum, of St. Mark Catholic Church in Highlands Ranch review of the response of the three dioceses to the allegations in the past and a review of current policies and procedures. The dioceses will pay for half of Troyer’s work, and the other half will be contributed through private, anonymous donations. The Colorado dioceses will also fund an independent reparations program, providing financial awards to victims. Half of the money will come from the church and half from private, anonymous donors. The Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault provided a statement on the announcement of the joint initiative:
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A sweet season ended on a sour note for the Highlands Ranch girls basketball team during a semifinal game of the Class 5A state tournament on March 7 at the Denver Coliseum. Cherry Creek, a fourth seed in the tournament, knocked the top-seeded Falcons out of the chase for the state title with a 53-52 victory in a close game that featured seven ties and nine lead changes. It was the Falcons’ first loss to a team in Colorado as Highlands Ranch, which has won seven state titles in the past, ended with a 25-2 record. Highlands Ranch had beaten the Bruins twice during the regular season but couldn’t pull off a third victory as Creek hit 10 3-point baskets, including eight in the second half to rally from a nine-point deficit early in the third quarter. “Sure, it’s a tough way to end the season but we had a chance at the end,” Ranch coach Caryn Jarocki said. “We should not have been in that situation to begin with but we had a good chance. We had a good shot, a good rebound for a put-back, but it just didn’t bounce our way. “The kids have played their hearts out for me all season. It was my most fun ever coaching.” SEE FALCONS, P31
Highlands Ranch’s Jamie Bain, left, tries to find a clean lane as she is cut off by Cherry Creek’s Cali Clark. The Bruins ended up on top 53-52 in Final Four action March 7 at the Denver Coliseum. PAUL DISALVO
Golden Eagles, Grizzlies fall in Final Four Boys teams from Highlands Ranch come up a game short of title contest BY JIM BENTON JBENTON@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA
Mountain Vista lost its shooting touch and ThunderRidge lost the handle on the ball too many times as both boys basketball teams lost semifinal games in the Class 5A state tournament on March 8 at the Denver Coliseum. Mountain Vista never managed to find any shooting effectiveness in a 62-51 setback to eventual state champion Rangeview.
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Top-seeded Chaparral, who had beaten ThunderRidge twice during the regular season, made it three in a row as the Wolverines used a big second half run to rally for a 58-46 semifinal victory over the Grizzlies. Mountain Vista shot just 30.6 percent from the floor for the game, and that shooting figure was bolstered during the final four minutes, when the Golden Eagles managed five field goals. Vista, which trailed by 16 points early in the fourth quarter, was 4-for24 from 3-point range and Rangeview held a dominating 49-33 rebounding advantage. Vista did trim the Rangeview lead to five points with 1:48 remaining in the game but the Raiders hit four free throws to hold off the Golden Eagles
in the final minute. Mountain Vista, second seeded in the tournament, ended the season with a 24-3 record. “We didn’t shoot well,” said Vista coach Bob Wood. “We had four 3-pointers — if we make eight, then it would have been a whole different game. It was a good season. A lot of firsts.” Vista won the early-season Visa/ Rock Canyon tournament for the first time and also beat all Highlands Ranch schools during the regular season, another first. Senior Ben Grusing, Vista’s leading scorer for the season with a 15.9 average, was the team’s top scorer against Rangeview with 16 points.
ean Smith has won another national and world championship. No, I’m obviously not referring to the late legendary former North Carolina basketball coach who captured two NCAA titles with the Tar Heels, one gold medal as a coach with the U.S. Olympic team and one national crown as a player at Kansas. The Dean Smith I am citing lives in Lone Tree OVERTIME with his wife, Priscilla, who on Feb. 24 won the national and world indoor rowing championships for his age group. Smith will be 93 years old in June. Jim Benton Priscilla says when the couple would to go out for dinner in the southeast — when the basketball coach was still alive — they would always get the best table. Then she would have to admit that her husband was not that Dean Smith. But the Dean Smith from Lone Tree doesn’t take a back seat with his accomplishments. He has a sizeable wall display with ribbons, gold medals, hammer awards and a large picture that exposes him as a world-class track, cycling and rowing athlete. And the ribbons and medals were just the ones he has won since he turned 80. Smith, who went to high school in Canton, Illinois, and to college at Bradley University, also in Illinois, was inducted into the Bradley Hall of Fame where he set a school record of 4:23.3 for the mile run. “I was in high school and not good enough to play basketball,” said Smith. “Running I could do, so I started running. Coach said, ‘I want you on the team.’ I did cycling through the ages. My knees gave out when I was about 73. The doctor told me if I kept running I was going to have to have them replaced. I liked the original ones. “So I was looking for something else and this buddy of mine found this rowing machine. I tried it and it didn’t bother my knees, so I said, ‘This is it.’ I could really compete and get serious about it.” Two months after he started indoor rowing, he won a championship in Boston.
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Between 1974-1990, he won eight U.S. age group 880-meter championships and four Master’s World championships. He set a world record with a time of 2:03.5 in the 800 meters at the age of 53 in Hanover, Germany. He has one U.S. Masters cycling gold medal, nine U.S. and international titles in rowing on the water and 20 U.S. and world championships between 2003 and 2019 in indoor rowing. For anybody puzzled by indoor rowing, it is done on rowing machines like those that can be found in most health clubs. Rowing machines simulate actions of watercraft rowing. And indoor rowing has become a sport of its own. In his recent wins of national and world titles in Long Beach, California, on Feb. 24, he was timed in 9:43.7 for 2,000 meters. “I love the competition,” said Smith. “If there is somebody out there I like to get ahead of them. Indoor rowing can be very competitive and you are on a machine that can be very accurate in measurement. So the measurements you are judged by are very accurate. There are techniques you need to learn for rowing. ... If you are good on the water, you are probably good on a rowing machine.”
Spring is here The first day of spring isn’t until March 20 but the spring sports season is under way and CHSAANow.com released its preseason polls for baseball and girls soccer before any games were played. Several area teams were among those ranked and should be watched this spring. Mountain Vista, which defeated Heritage to win the 5A baseball title last season, is top-ranked in the 5A baseball poll. Heritage is second, Cherry Creek third, Mountain Range sixth, Rock Canyon eighth, and last year’s 4A state champ Valor Christian is ninth. In the 3A baseball ratings, Faith Christian was second and Lutheran third. Defending state champion Grandview headed the 5A girls soccer poll, which had last year’s semifinalists Mountain Vista and Rock Canyon ranked third and fourth, respectively. Cherry Creek was eighth and Arapahoe 10th. Standley Lake was third in the 4A poll with Ponderosa fifth, D’Evelyn eighth and Green Mountain 10th. Defending state champion Jefferson Academy was top-ranked in 3A with Lutheran holding down the fifth spot. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or at 303-566-4083.
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Highlands Ranch NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2018-0292
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 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
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
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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 NOTICE OF PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE AT TAX LIEN SALE AND OF APPLICATION FOR ISSUANCE OF TREASURER’S DEED
To Every Person in Actual Possession or Occupancy of the hereinafter Described Land, Lot or Premises, and to the Person in Whose Name the Same was Taxed or Specially
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Senior Simon May was the Golden Eagles’ player of the game with 11 points and 10 rebounds. ThunderRidge had a 35-25 lead with 3:19 to play in the third quarter, when Chaparral’s second-half defensive intensity finally paid dividends. Chaparral outscored the Grizzlies 20-0 over the next six minutes to take a 45-35 lead with 5:42 left in the game. ThunderRidge turned the ball over nine times during the Wolverines’ run. ThunderRidge has played all season with a shortage of guards and the Grizzlies were hurt when Austin Holt left the game early in the third quarter with an ankle Public Notice injury. He didn’t return. DOUGLAS COUNTY DISTRICT COURT, ThunderRidge wound up committing 30 turnovers in STATE OF COLORADO 4000 Justice Way the game and Chaparral scored 29 points off the turnCastle Rock, CO overs. Douglas County, CO 80109 “Yeah, we turned it over too much, they got it cranked THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO up and the momentum went their way,” said ThunderRidge coach Joe Ortiz. “Austin was hurt and that really In the Interest of: RAYVN SHAFER, D.O.B.: 12/5/2018, Child. hurt us. Garrett (guard Garrett Arnold) was worn down. We’re pretty thin at the guards anyway. That was And concerning: NICOLE SHAFER, D.O.B.: 7/31/1988, Mother; hard to overcome, plus their pressure was phenomALBERTO DE-LA-VIRGEN, D.O.B.: 6/22/89, Possible Father enal.” JOHN DOE, Possible Father, Respondents, Holt, a 6-foot-5 senior, was the team’s leading scorer And BRIAN BRAWLEY, for the season with a 12.1 scoring average and senior WENDI HAUGHTON; and Kevin Sax finished with a team high 6.5 rebounding avJOHN HAUGHTON, Special Respondents. erage for the Grizzlies, who posted a final record of 21-6. Attorney for Department: John Thirkell, #13865 “It was a great year,” Ortiz said. “This team wouldn’t Thomas J. Joaquin, #30941 allow us to drop down to another level. We’ve been at 4400 Castleton Ct. Castle Rock, CO 80109 the Final Four, state runner-up level for four or five (303) 814-5325 Public Notice Fax: Wood (303) 479-9259 years, number one seed and we graduated a lot but they Mountain Vista’s Simon May gets an end-of-game hug from assistant coach Brian as he comes out for a OF PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE refused to let us slip. I’m proud ofNOTICE the way they comfinal time. The Golden Eagles fell 62-51 to the Raiders in Final Four action Marchjthirkel@douglas.co.us 8 at the Denver Coliseum. firstname.lastname@example.org AT TAX LIEN SALE AND OF APPLICATION CASE NUMBER: 19JV6 DIVISION peted.” PAUL4DISALVO FOR ISSUANCE OF TREASURER’S DEED
To Every Person in Actual Possession or Occupancy of the hereinafter Described Land, Lot or Premises, and to the Person in Whose Name the Same was Taxed or Specially Assessed, and to all Persons having an Interest or Title of Record in or to the said Premises and did,” saidand Van Gytenbeek. To Whom It May Concern, more especially to:
“They were a real good team. Every time we had OCCUPANTa- lull ALLEN BENDO - ROBERT inJthe game we knew we could DINSMORE - LINCOLN LTD - JOHN DAbounce back.” FROM PAGE 21 GOSTINO - NOEL A NEPTUNE -FIG CAPITAL INVESTMENTS PRESTIGE A CO13 layupLLC by -Watts gave the Falcons a PROPERTIES LTD A COLORADO CORPORATION MARCI TURK SECRETARY PRESTIGE 52-50 lead with 1:02 remaining in the A 3-point basket by Payton Muma PROPERTIES LTD A COLORADO CORPORAquarter,PRESTIGE but Abby Wrede made and a short jumper by Autumn Watts TION - BUDfourth TURK PRESIDENT PROPERTIES LTDonly A COLORADO CORPORAher basket of the game, a 3-pointto open the third period gave the TION - BUD TURK AS PRESIDENT OF er from the to push Creek Falcons a 29-20 lead. But two 3-point PRESTIGE PROPERTIES LTDcorner, A COLORADO CORPORATION - MARCI TURK AS SECRETahead, PROPERTIES 53-52, withLTD 48.4A seconds to play. baskets by the Bruins Jana Van GytenARY OF PRESTIGE - ROXIEmissed R Highlands Ranch two shots beek ignited a Creek comeback. COLORADO CORPORATION TURK REGISTERED AGENT PRESTIGE theCORPORAlane then turned the “We got together as a team and PROPERTIESfrom LTD Ainside COLORADO TION ball over and had to start fouling. knew we had to make 3-pointers to get Youwe and eachHowever, of you are hereby on committed thenotified teamthat had back into the game and that’s what Public Notice NOTICE OF PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE AT TAX LIEN SALE AND OF APPLICATION FOR ISSUANCE OF TREASURER’S DEED
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To Every Person in Actual Possession or Occupancy of the hereinafter Described Land, Lot or Premises, and to the Person in Whose Name the Same was Taxed or Specially Assessed, and to all Persons having an Interest or Title of Record in or to the said Premises and To Whom It May Concern, and more especially to: OCCUPANT - ALLEN J BENDO - ROBERT DINSMORE - LINCOLN LTD - JOHN DAGOSTINO - NOEL A NEPTUNE -FIG CAPITAL INVESTMENTS CO13 LLC - PRESTIGE PROPERTIES LTD A COLORADO CORPORATION - MARCI TURK SECRETARY PRESTIGE PROPERTIES LTD A COLORADO CORPORATION - BUD TURK PRESIDENT PRESTIGE PROPERTIES LTD A COLORADO CORPORATION - BUD TURK AS PRESIDENT OF PRESTIGE PROPERTIES LTD A COLORADO CORPORATION - MARCI TURK AS SECRETARY OF PRESTIGE PROPERTIES LTD A COLORADO CORPORATION - ROXIE R TURK REGISTERED AGENT PRESTIGE PROPERTIES LTD A COLORADO CORPORATION 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 Lincoln LTD the following described real estate situate in the County of Douglas, State of Colorado, to wit: LOT 54 BLK 1 MERIBEL VILLAGE 1 0.478 AM/L
and said County Treasurer issued a certificate of purchase therefore to Lincoln LTD. 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
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 Lincoln LTD the following described real estate situate in the County of Douglas, State of Colorado, to wit:
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LOT 54 BLK 1 MERIBEL VILLAGE 1 0.478 AM/L
and said County Treasurer issued a certificate of purchase therefore to Lincoln LTD. 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 Allen J Bendo for said year 2014 That on the 16th day of November 2018 said Lincoln LTD assigned said certificate of purchase to Robert Dinsmore. That said Robert Dinsmore on the 16th day of November 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 27th 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 14th day of March 2019 /s/ David Gill Douglas County Treasurer Legal Notice No.: 934981 First Publication: March 14, 2019 Last Publication: March 28, 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
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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.
sounded. only two fouls TO: JOHN DOE six players played seconds. Youthe are hereby notified thatwho a petition has been THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE Four of filed which alleges that the above-named child is OF COLORADO for Ranch in the semifi nal game Ranch finally was whistled for its dependent or neglected as per the facts set forth in the Dependency Neglect Petition, In the Interestin of:a bonus were seniors and theandFalcons hada copy seventh foul to put Creek of which may be obtained at the office of the RAYVN SHAFER, D.O.B.: 12/5/2018, Child. the mostDouglas experienced players free throw situation, but Van GytenCounty Attorney’s Office.in the concerning: Final Four. beek, the leadingAnd scorer in the game A Return of Service on Father and a Pre-TriNICOLE SHAFER, D.O.B.: 7/31/1988, Mother; al Conference been set for Aprilhad 26, 2019 ALBERTO DE-LA-VIRGEN, Seniors Bain andhasWright each with 21 points, missed the front endD.O.B.: 6/22/89, 8:15 a.m. in Division 4, Douglas County Possible Father 13 pointsat to pace the4000 Falcons, of a one-and-oneJOHN situation and Kasey District Court, Justice while Way, Castle DOE, Possible Father, Respondents, Rock, Colorado, 80109. with 10 sophomore Muma finished Neubert pulled down the rebound. And BRIAN BRAWLEY, points. Neubert, the Falcons’ After a timeout, Jamie Bain dribbled Your presence before this courtHawaiiis required to WENDI HAUGHTON; and defend against the claims in this petition. IF Special Respondents. the ball up court JOHN and HAUGHTON, forced a shot in bound senior leader during the season YOU FAIL TO APPEAR, THE COURT WILL PROCEED YOUR ABSENCE, Department: heavy traffic. TheAttorney ball for ended up with with averages ofIN16.4 points andWITHOUT 10.7 FURTHER NOTICE, TO CONDUCT AN ADJUJohn Thirkell, #13865 Neubert, who couldn’t the#30941 rebound rebounds, had seven points DICATORY HEARING AND and MAY a ENTER A Thomas J.get Joaquin, JUDGMENT BY DEFAULT THEREBY ADJU4400 Castleton Ct. final to drop into the basket as the game-high 13 rebounds. DICATING YOUR CHILD AS DEPENDENT OR Castle Rock, CO 80109
Misc.Public Private Legals 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 In the Interest of: RAYVN SHAFER, D.O.B.: 12/5/2018, Child. And concerning: NICOLE SHAFER, D.O.B.: 7/31/1988, Mother; ALBERTO DE-LA-VIRGEN, D.O.B.: 6/22/89, Possible Father JOHN DOE, Possible Father, Respondents, And BRIAN BRAWLEY, WENDI HAUGHTON; and JOHN HAUGHTON, Special Respondents. Attorney for Department: John Thirkell, #13865 Thomas J. Joaquin, #30941 4400 Castleton Ct. Castle Rock, CO 80109 (303) 814-5325 Fax: (303) 479-9259 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org CASE NUMBER: 19JV6 DIVISION 4 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. TO: JOHN DOE You are hereby notified that a petition has been
(303) 814-5325 Fax: (303) 479-9259 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org CASE NUMBER: 19JV6 DIVISION 4
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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. TO: JOHN DOE You are hereby notified that a petition has been filed which alleges that the above-named child is dependent or neglected as per the facts set forth in the Dependency and Neglect Petition, a copy of which may be obtained at the office of the Douglas County Attorney’s Office. A Return of Service on Father and a Pre-Trial Conference has been set for April 26, 2019 at 8:15 a.m. in Division 4, 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 HEARING AND MAY ENTER A JUDGMENT BY DEFAULT THEREBY ADJUDICATING YOUR CHILD AS DEPENDENT OR NEGLECTED CHILD. 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
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.
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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., 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.: 935000 First Publication: March 14, 2019 Last Publication: March 14, 2019 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press
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