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May 17, 2018M Attendees of the All Abilities Night at iFLY in Lone Tree were all smiles after spending time flying in the vertical wind tunnel. The event was held for individuals with special physical and cognitive needs. PHOTO COURTESY OF LAURA ALPIN

Outing offers chance to ride on cushion of air iFLY Denver in Lone Tree gives treat of flight to people with special needs BY TABATHA STEWART TSTEWART@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

The ability to fly is a dream many people have. Soaring through the air, weightless, forgetting about the troubles of the world, even for a minute, is a wonderful image of freedom for an able-bodied person, and even more so for young people with special needs. But thanks to iFLY Denver in Lone Tree, nearly a dozen young people with special needs got the chance to take flight on April 29 during the All Abilities Night. iFLY — which has a vertical wind tunnel where people can float on air — partnered with Adam’s Camp, a Centennial-based nonprofit organization that provides customized, intensive therapy, family support and recreation in a camp environment. “When you have a disability, you often find you have to prove you are just as capable as anyone else,” said Lindsay Radford, executive director of Adam’s Camp. “We are so impressed with the iFly Team for embracing our campers and recognizing there are no limits.” The evening was designed for individuals with special physical and cognitive needs to create an environment of support and inclusion while empowering attendees to push past limitations and take flight. The

event was open to everyone in the special needs community. Attendees received a pre-flight training session before donning flight gear, including suit, helmet and goggles. Flight instructors helped each participant based on individual needs, and each flier was given the chance to fly twice, at one minute each flight in the vertical wind tunnel. Each flight was captured on video, which was sent home with participants as a reminder of the experience. The second annual All Abilities Night wrapped a month-long fundraising effort by iFLY to benefit Adam’s Camp. “Our goal was to elevate awareness for what we do, which is providing a wonderful and inclusive opportunity for people in the special needs community,” said Lynnae Godfrey, general manager of iFLY Denver. “We were so happy to help raise awareness on our partner organization, Adam’s Camp, within the iFLY community. For our All Abilities Night and celebratory event, it was great seeing people, friends, family and supporters of the organization take the time to share a unique experience such as taking flight.” Adam’s Camp was founded in 1986, with the intention of providing a variety of intensive, personalized and integrated therapeutic programs for children with special needs and their families. They also offer recreational programs that foster social connections and growth in independence for youth and young adults with special needs. For more information visit



Cancer survivor is student at ThunderRidge High School Finding hope I’m a senior at ThunderRidge High School. I’m serving as student body president. I have two sisters and two dogs. I’m the middle child. My older sister goes to Vanderbilt University and wants to become a teacher. My younger one is in sixth grade. This fall, I’m going to be Cornell University for hotel administration. I want to be an event planner when I get older. All of eighth grade, I was treated for bone cancer with chemotherapy and knee surgery to get rid of the tumor in my bone. I got connected with Make-AWish and wanted to go to Italy for my wish. I love the history there and the great food. It was really awesome for me to be able to think about something else besides treatment. It’s something that was really powerful for me. I found happiness and hope in a time when those things were hard to come by. Festival of Wishes The Festival of Wishes is put on by a group of 25 kids in the Youth Leadership Council of Make-AWish Colorado. It will be Saturday, June 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Make-A-Wish office, 3951 E Maplewood Ave. in Greenwood Village. This will be our second year. The theme is “Around the World.” The festival is carnival-style. It costs $10 to get in. Last year, the event raised $11,000 and this year we are hoping to raise $15,000. On average, it costs about $7,500 to grant a wish, so this year we are hoping to grant two. Last year was so fun. I’m excited to run the games and interact with all the kids — just to

Kyra Roach, a senior at ThunderRidge High School, aspires to be an event planner. Twice, she’s helped organize a fundraising event for Make-A-Wish Colorado, COURTESY PHOTO

see them having fun and enjoying a nice day. Looking back Planning my trip to Italy during treatment really lifted my spirit. I was in Italy two years after my cancer diagnosis date. It was impactful to have that amazing experience. It showed me that great things could still happen. I could still be happy and hopeful. It helped me not get down by what the cancer was doing to me. Fun fact Since my knee replacement that I had during my cancer treatment, I’ve summited three fourteeners. If you have suggestions for My Name Is..., contact adewind@

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Mountain Vista students help provide habitat for bats Youths work with Cherokee Ranch and Castle to create shelter boxes BY ALEX DEWIND ADEWIND@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

Students at Mountain Vista High School have partnered with the Cherokee Ranch and Castle, a historic structure that sits atop a hill west of Daniels Park, to help protect important but often overlooked animals: bats. “The best part was collaborating with the ranch and being able to hang outside for a day instead of in a classroom,” Ben Yoshida, a junior at Mountain Vista, said at a May 1 presentation at the ranch and castle, at 6113 Daniels Park Road in Sedalia. Lori Schwendema’s advanced placement science class brainstormed the idea after Roots & Shoots, a program founded by Jane Goodall in 1991. The goal is for today’s youths to study and find solutions to environmental issues. When exploring options, the Cherokee Ranch and Castle was the perfect fit, those involved in the project say. In 1996, the property’s then owner, Mildred Montague Genevieve Kim-

Mountain Vista High School students and volunteers at the Cherokee Ranch and Castle build bat houses out of slabs of wood, held together by dozens of screws. The houses were placed around the Cherokee property, which encompasses 3,400 acres of conservation land that sits between Highlands Ranch and Castle Rock. COURTESY PHOTO ball, also known as “Tweet,” protected 3,400 acres of surrounding land through a conservation easement. The pristine property that overlooks rolling green hills and the Rocky Mountains is now a wildlife

sanctuary, home to elk, deer, turkey, cattle and bats. Bats kill insects and help regulate ecosystems, said Jeannine Colley, education coordinator at the Cherokee Ranch & Castle Foundation. But

they need a place to live. Without one, they make do in roofs, attics and sheds, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife. “Sometimes they invade existing structures,” Colley said. “By giving the bats a place to live, we help them stay off human radar.” Mountain Vista students spent a day at the ranch, constructing 12 black wooden boxes with a small hole in the bottom and tiny ridges along the inside for the bats to grasp onto. The boxes required 4,000 slabs of wood, which four volunteers at the ranch cut, and each box had 84 screws. Eight of the boxes have been attached to tall wooden poles throughout the property. Raised in Parker, Schwendema has had a fascination with the ranch and castle since she was a child, she said. In January, her class toured the castle, sparking excitement for the project. “I had driven past this castle a million times and thought, I want to go there someday,” said Schwendema. Colley foresees a lasting partnership with Mountain Vista High School. Ideas for future projects include studying wildlife and sustainable ranching or designing a recycling program. “This is the beginning of a pretty exciting collaboration,” said Colley.


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After organ donation, ‘I would do it all over again’ Reluctant at first, man gives kidney to fellow church member BY TABATHA STEWART TSTEWART@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

When Phil Gustafson heard last November, through his church, that fellow member Charles Roberts needed a kidney transplant, he had faith a donor would be found. But Gustafson began to worry when he continued to see Roberts in church, his health declining. When the two Lone Tree residents saw each other at a memorial service for another church member a few weeks later, Gustafson noted to his wife that Roberts didn’t look well. “I’ve always avoided medical things,” said Gustafson, 59, a tax consultant. “I don’t even like to visit people in the hospital. I’ve never had surgery or any kind of medical issue.” And that’s when Gustafson felt a little voice in his heart saying maybe he should be the donor. Although both couples had attended church together for more than a decade, they didn’t know each other personally. “I never in a million years considered donating a kidney,” Gustafson said. But “I thought about Charles and thought `What if he’s not around in five years?’ What would I say to Nan, his wife, if I didn’t even try?” So Gustafson decided to see if he was a match, believing he would be rejected — but at least he could say he tried. ‘Others had it worse’ Kidney problems ran in the Roberts family, so a family donor was not an option for Roberts, 77, who owns a family construction business, and who had been on dialysis for 18 months by last November. His wife, Nannette, had been placing placards on cars in parking lots asking for donors, and Gustafson’s wife, Barb, was passionate about helping her. Gustafson passed the first test. And the following ones, too. “I wanted a reason to chicken out, but I just kept passing the tests,” he said. “Finally, I was a match, and I had to decide.” His wife encouraged him: “What an amazing thing you can do — you can give the gift of life.” Gustafson surprised himself, he said, but knew it was the right decision. Meanwhile, Charles Roberts’ health continued to decline and his wife was preparing to pay for a billboard asking for a donor. Because the donation process is anonymous, the Gustafsons were unable to tell the Robertses that Gustafson had been deemed a match and plans were in the works for a transplant. Roberts, a private person uncomfortable with others worrying about him, remained positive, relying on his faith. “There are times when you say ‘Why SEE DONOR, P16

Phil Gustafson, left, meets with Charles Roberts after donating a kidney to Roberts the day before.


RidgeGate May and June 2018

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Yoga in the Park It’s time again for sunset salutations. Join RidgeGate, South Suburban Parks and Recreation and the Lone Tree Recreation Center for free Yoga in the Park classes in Belvedere Park, at the corner of RidgeGate Circle and Belvedere Lane. Please bring your own yoga mat. In case of heavy rain or lightning, class will be cancelled. No need to register—just drop in!

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RidgeGate Summer Beats Concerts Enjoy these summertime concerts out on the grass with free live music, food trucks and activities for kids. It’s all happening in Prairie Sky Park, just west of the Lone Tree Recreation Center, courtesy of the South Suburban Parks and Recreation District.



Each year, RidgeGate teams up with the South Suburban Parks and Recreation District to provide free, guided nature hikes. These hikes are led by professional naturalists who offer insight and education into the natural ecosystems within the open space at RidgeGate. Hikes are free and open to the public—see the full schedule and register at

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Thursday, June 21, 5-8pm — The Tom Petty Project Thursday, July 19, 5-8pm — Chris Daniels and the Kings; Hazel Miller

Tunes on the Terrace at the Lone Tree Arts Center RidgeGate is again proud to sponsor Lone Tree Art Center’s Tunes on the Terrace—an outdoor evening concert series that will bring your summer nights to life. Performances range from classic rock to big band jazz, and everything in between. The stars are out this summer! Check out the full schedule and buy tickets at

Friday, June 8, 8-10pm — Yesterday and Today (Beatles Tribute, Main Stage) Friday, June 22, 8-10pm — H2 Big Band

Experience Historic Schweiger Ranch Among RidgeGate’s cultural facilities is the 38-acre historic Schweiger Ranch, located just east of the RidgeGate Parkway and I-25 interchange. The historic restoration of the ranch, led by the nonprofit Schweiger Ranch Foundation, gives us an important glimpse into the settlers’ lives in the late 1800s. Today, Schweiger Ranch is open to the public for self-guided visits and a variety of events throughout the year. Register or learn more about these events online at


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Student stress can spike in May Transition time heightens anxiety for some, experts say BY DAVID GILBERT DGILBERT@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM


emember the feeling of freedom on the last day of school? Not every student feels it. Children’s mental health care providers see a spike in visits from teens in May, said Emily Laux, a licensed clinical psychologist at Children’s Hospital in Denver. She said while correlation doesn’t necessarily equal causation, she sees the transition from the school year to summer as a shock to the system of some kids. “Times of big transition carry additional stress,” Laux said. “For most kids the transition to summer is something that’s fun and exciting, but for others they’re losing connection to where they’ve spent the last eight months. For those who aren’t driving yet or aren’t as independent, they might feel disconnected from friends or activities or teachers who are important to them.” End-of-the-year academic pressures can weigh on kids too, Laux said, particularly in an age of increasing demands on children’s time and school performance. “There’s an adult element that society in general needs to look at: What are we expecting of kids and is it reasonable?” Laux said. “Might there be negative impacts of a highperforming, high-pressure society?” Symptoms of stress End-of-the-school-year stresses can manifest many different ways, Laux said. “We often see a reduction in distress tolerance,” Laux said. “We see an increase in worry and anxiety, or maybe a refusal to attend school, increased isolation, or even self-harm.” Younger kids might lash out more by throwing tantrums, while older kids are more likely to internalize their distress, Laux said. Kids experiencing end-of-the-year stress would do well to engage their support networks, Laux said, and might benefit from adult guidance in breaking down what might feel like insurmountable problems like heavy workloads. Structured activities can be a blessing or a curse, she said. “Keep activities that bring pleasure and joy,” Laux said. “For instance, softball might be incredibly important, if it adds something to a kid’s week and gives them an outlet and (a way to) stay connected. But think about reducing some unnecessary ones. Kids tend to be involved in a lot of activities. It’s worth taking a look at which of those are necessary and important and which can be let go.” Parents are vital for responding to end-of-the-year stress, Laux said. “Keep channels of communication

Children’s mental health care providers say students’ mental health can take a dive in May, as end-of-the-school-year stresses weigh on them. DAVID GILBERT

“Social media is a rough beast to battle with. It can give outsized impressions of issues ...” Christine Casey Perry District mental health resource coordinator for Littleton Public Schools.

as open as possible,” Laux said. “Be open and available so your kids can come to you. You can put feelers out: you might say, ‘I remember in high school that wrapping up high school can be stressful. How are you managing that?’ Even if they don’t respond in the moment, it plants a seed that you’ll hear them out. If kid says they’re in crisis, be mindful of your own reaction in that situation. A kid disclosing that going to be hypervigilant for your response. Be supportive, empathetic, but pragmatic.” Time frame not firm Stress spikes among kids can happen even earlier than the end of the school year, said Christine Casey Perry, the district mental health resource coordinator for Littleton Public Schools. “We see our spikes in mental health crises in October and April,” Perry said. “People tend to link the October spike to the decrease in daylight. My own theory is that for those in school environments, the shine of the new school year has worn off. Maybe they’re struggling in classes, and it’s still too far from the finish line to be hopeful. The same in the spring: There’s SATs, prom, and the finality of the end of the year looming.”

May is a breeze for Ashlynn Moore, a junior at Littleton High School. “This is the least stressful part of the school year,” Moore said. “All I have to worry about is finals. I don’t worry about much else.” Moore said her stress peaked in April, when her anxiety over performing well on the SATs left her sleepdeprived for days on end. “I was obsessed with getting a good score because that’s what colleges care about,” Moore said. “I had to retake the test because I did so poorly. I lost focus because I was so tired, and I was trying to make that up with energy drinks.” Moore’s experience isn’t uncommon, Laux said, nor is her coping method: hanging out with friends. “Peers tend to become teens’ primary support group.,” Laux said. Running beneath student stress is the undercurrent of social mediainduced anxieties, Perry said. “Social media is a rough beast to battle with,” Perry said. “It can give outsized impressions of issues: It can make it look like everyone’s life is perfect, and on the flip side, it can make it look like everyone’s on drugs.” More than a statistic Mental health is hard to quantify,

with numbers perhaps telling only a partial story. Suicide interventions — which mean only that a mental health provider was worried enough to ask a student if they were considering suicide, not that the student made a suicide attempt — are up sharply at Littleton schools this year, jumping from roughly 200 at this time last year to roughly 300 this year. Again, Perry said, correlation doesn’t necessarily equal causation, and the spike might simply be due to more kids being comfortable seeking mental health care. Still, Perry said young folks today have more on their minds. “This is a more anxious and stressed-out generation,” Perry said. “The impacts of being interconnected digitally but not in real life is having impacts on students.” Schools are stepping up their game when it comes to addressing mental health issues, Perry said. Littleton, for instance, now plays host to a studentled effort called Sources of Strength, which reaches out to kids showing signs of struggling, and works to promote a culture of support and resilience, Perry said. The focus on mental health issues can obscure the reality that the majority of kids are getting by just fine, Perry said. “There’s a narrative that all kids are struggling,” Perry said. “There’s been some increase, but the majority of kids are doing OK. When we look at our surveys, our students scored really high feeling safe and comfortable at school.” Moore, the high school junior, said she’s looking forward to the end of the school year. “I’m good now,” Moore said. “The SATs are done.”

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Metro District ‘looking forward to working with South Metro’ Vote means residents of Highlands Ranch will be served by larger fire district, will see tax hike BY DAVID GILBERT DGILBERT@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

Littleton Fire Rescue is the last member of the old Littleton fire partnership yet to vote on whether to be fully included in South Metro Fire Rescue, after voters in Highlands Ranch and Littleton Fire Protection District approved inclusion in the large regional district in strongly one-sided votes on May 8. The effort passed in LFPD with 302 votes in favor and 29 opposed, according to unofficial tallies. Voters in Highlands Ranch approved the measure with 1,075 votes in favor and 45 opposed. The votes represented only a tiny portion of registered voters in the two districts: Highlands Ranch has more than 63,000 registered voters, and LFPD is home to more than 54,000 registered voters Effective Jan. 1, 2019, the two districts’ fire protection services will be absorbed by South Metro, a large consolidated district that already covers a vast swath of Arapahoe and Douglas counties, providing fire protection to more than a quartermillion residents in Parker, Lone Tree, Greenwood Village, much of Centennial, Cherry Hills Village and several other municipalities. The vote establishes South Metro Fire Rescue as the second-largest firefighting entity in Colorado, after Denver Fire. Littleton Fire Protection District covers a large area surrounding Littleton proper, including Chatfield, Columbine Valley, western Centennial and the unincorporated area west of the city. Highlands Ranch Metro District covers a sprawling area south of C-470 and east of Santa Fe Drive, stretching south of the Daniels Park area. The outcome of the vote is welcome news to Highlands Ranch Metro District, said community relations director Sherry Eppers. “We’re looking forward to working with South Metro,” Eppers said. “This is a time of transition and opportunity for us, and in the long run it’s just a great chance to improve how we serve and protect our residents.” The votes mean property tax increases for homeowners in the two districts: South Metro charges 9.25 mills for its services, whereas Highlands Ranch residents currently pay 7 mills toward fire service and LFPD residents pay 7.678 mills. The difference means a monthly property tax increase of $1.35 per $100,000 of assessed home value in Highlands Ranch and 94 cents per

month per $100,000 of home value in LFPD, according to documents published by the districts. In return, the districts say, residents will receive long-term cost stability. LFPD’s board said it probably would have had to ask voters to increase property taxes to 10 mills or higher to stay with Littleton, whereas South Metro’s rate of 9.25 is not anticipated to change in the near future. Highlands Ranch said fire rescue services have climbed from 36 percent of its operating budget to 45 percent in 2017, and that unifying with South Metro halts the cost increases. Residents also will receive increased fire services from South Metro, the districts say. Unlike Littleton, South Metro is accredited by the Center for Public Safety Excellence and has an Insurance Services Office rating of 1 to Littleton’s 2. South Metro also plans to build and staff a new fire station in Highlands Ranch. Unification of fire departments makes sense to take advantage of economies of scale, said South Metro Fire Chief Bob Baker. “We’ve seen that unification of fire districts is occurring across the U.S. as it’s a way to improve services and create efficiencies — and this one is no different,” Baker said in a press release. The vote is the culmination of efforts started last year by Highlands Ranch and LFPD, both of which announced they were cutting ties with the City of Littleton, with whom they had contracted for fire service for decades. If the vote had failed, the districts would have begun contracting with South Metro for fire service anyway, paying the difference in cost out of their coffers and going before voters in each successive election continuing to seek inclusion. The City of Littleton, now left without its partners, will face a similar vote for inclusion in South Metro’s coverage area this November. Like Highlands Ranch and LFPD, the city will begin contracting with South Metro in 2019 regardless of the vote outcome. Littleton Mayor Debbie Brinkman responded to a phone message for comment with a statement issued through a city spokesperson, praising the outcome of the vote. “It is reassuring to see that voters in Highlands Ranch and the Littleton Fire Protection District recognized the wisdom in unifying with South Metro,” Brinkman’s statement read. “We look forward to working closely with Littleton residents over the summer to provide more information and answer questions about the critical importance of Littleton joining our partners. Besides improved fire and emergency medical response with unification, Littleton will get the added value of redirecting funds towards street and infrastructure improvements. It is a win for everybody.”

The unification votes are good news for the firefighters currently stationed in LFPD and Highlands Ranch, said Joel Heinemann, president of the firefighter’s union. “We’ve long said this will result in better service and better safety for our firefighters, because of South Metro’s greater resources and stability,” Heinemann said. “This vote establishes a long-term commitment. We won’t have to go back and revisit this every year.” Firefighters currently stationed in Highlands Ranch and LFPD will become employees of South Metro in 2019, and will retain their current rank and pay. Littleton Fire Rescue Chief Chris Armstrong and LFR spokeswoman Jackie Erwin did not respond to requests for comment.

Charles Mielke hands over his ballot for processing by election volunteer Ralph Mollica at a polling place set up in Littleton Fire Protection District’s Station 13. The effort by LFPD and Highlands Ranch to become fully included in South Metro Fire Rescue’s large consolidated district won by a landslide on May 8. DAVID GILBERT




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Hear the Ten Commandments read from historic Torah Scroll rescued from synagogue set ablaze in November 1938 STAFF REPORT

A Torah scroll rescued from one of the 1,400 synagogues set ablaze on the night of Nov. 9, 1938, will make an appearance in Colorado as part of a tour that includes hundreds of Jewish communities worldwide. “The Torah is about knowledge, life, history and law, but this particular one is also about survival,” Rabbi Avraham Mintz, director of Chabad Jewish Center of South Metro Denver, said in a news release. The community is invited to join Chabad Jewish Center at 11 a.m. May 20 for the Shavuot Holiday Torah read-

ing of the Ten Commandments from the Kristallnacht Torah. The reading is followed by a Shavuot Holiday lunch. The blue velvet cover of the Kristallnacht Torah is embroidered in gold lettering, dating the scroll to the Jewish year 5699. That translates to late 1938, which, for the Jews of Europe, marked the beginning of the end for most. The night of Nov. 9, 1938, was when a wave of pogroms engulfed Germany and Austria. That night’s infamous name was taken from the smashed glass of Jewish shops and homes that littered streets. Torah scrolls were thrown into bonfires, sometimes by Jews who were forced to comply at gunpoint, while Nazis danced around the flames and cheered. While witnessing this madness, a 14-year-old boy named Isaac Schwartz risked his life and bolted into the main

synagogue in Hamburg and grabbed a Torah scroll from a smoldering pile of holy texts and other sacred items. He quickly buried it in his family’s yard. The family escaped to Venezuela, but returned to Hamburg following World War II to unearth the scroll. It was in poor shape, with holes, soiling and tears in the parchment. It had survived the Nazis, but not the elements, and sat in disrepair for decades. It stayed in the family until recently, when a friend of Mintz’s bought it from the Schwartz family. Leonard Wien is a businessman and philanthropist who has made it his mission to restore destroyed German Torah scrolls as a homage to his family members and the millions of others who perished in the Holocaust. Wien hired two scribes who spent 18 months rewriting the faded letters in black ink and replacing the parts of the parchment that were

beyond repair. Barely visible now are expertly patched holes and what appear to be light singe marks on the edges of the parchment. Only the cover and wooden finials are new. “This Torah truly captures the essence of our people,” Mintz said in the release. “Many have sought to destroy the Jewish people, but we’ve miraculously survived and we must continue our mission of repairing this world and revealing the light within it. The fact that this Torah will be with us on the Holiday of Shavuot celebrating the giving of the at Sinai captures this message of light, of hope and the promise of even a brighter tomorrow.” Chabad Jewish Center of South Metro Denver is at 9950 Lone Tree Parkway, Lone Tree. RSVP or get more information about this free event at or by calling 303-792-7222.

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Planning to vote in the June 26 Primary Election? Two people were killed after a car and a train collided at Highway 85, south of Ron King Trail, on May 15. Identities of the deceased had not been released as of the afternoon of May 15. ALEX DEWIND

2 killed when train, vehicle collide in Douglas County BY ALEX DEWIND ADEWIND@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

Two people were killed when a train and a vehicle collided in unincorporated Douglas County in the early afternoon of May 15, according to Douglas County Sheriff ’s Office Chief Deputy Steve Johnson. The crash happened at 12:48 p.m. on Highway 85, just south of Ron King Trail, the sheriff ’s office reported. The area is south of Highlands Ranch and northeast of Louviers. The vehicle was struck at a roadway entrance to an auto salvage yard off Highway 85, Johnson said in a press conference at the scene. The car was pushed about 1,500 yards on the train track, Johnson said. Both of the people who died were in the vehicle. No other injuries were reported. “We need to make sure that we discover all the possibilities as to why this vehicle ended up on the track south of us at the nearest roadway where it was,” Johnson said.

Trains are governed to 45 mph along the stretch, said Johnson, adding that there is no indication of excessive speed. Johnson confirmed that the train was occupied by more than one person. The train used its horn and “did everything it could to warn the driver,” he said. The coroner’s office was working to verify the identities of the people in the vehicle. The sheriff ’s office was talking to witnesses of the crash and looking at security footage from the auto salvage yard, according to Johnson. “We are in the very early stages of the investigation,” he said. “We are going to take this in a very slow and methodical fashion, and work with the railroad and manufacturer of the vehicle.” Johnson reminds motorists to look twice before crossing a gated or ungated railroad crossing. “These are humongous trains and they don’t stop on a dime like our cars,” he said.

Two people were killed after a car and train collided at Highway 85, south of Ron King Trail, on May 15. The vehicle was pushed roughly 1,500 yards on the track, according to the sheriff’s office. ALEX DEWIND

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Bill on mental health, guns stalls in Legislature Sheriff, DA support emergency measure, but GOP lawmakers pull plug BY KATHLEEN FOODY AND JAMES ANDERSON ASSOCIATED PRESS

Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock begged state lawmakers to pass legislation making it easier to confiscate firearms from someone considered a danger to themselves or others — people, he said, like the man who shot and killed a sheriff ’s deputy in Highlands Ranch on New Year’s Eve. A week later, Republicans in the state Senate refused to send the bill to a floor vote, unconvinced by the prominent GOP district attorneys and sheriffs who argued that it would protect of-

ficers dealing with people in the midst of mental health crises. The 2018 legislative session came to a close on May 9. The bill did pass the Democrat-led House. Only two Republicans voted for it, foreshadowing claims by senators that the bill didn’t protect gun owners. Despite the proliferation of similar proposals after a gunman killed 17 people at a Florida high school in February and Colorado’s own history of mass shootings, the short-lived debate showed that the battle lines on gun policy in Colorado politics have barely shifted. Similar “red flag” laws have been introduced in nearly 30 states since the Parkland, Florida killings, with lawmakers in Florida, Maryland and Vermont passing legislation. The issue simmered in Colorado’s divided Legislature until about a week before the end of the legislative

session, when a top Republican in the Democrat-led House and a Democratic colleague unveiled the proposal. Supporters tried to keep the focus on the 29-year-old peace officer shot to death on New Year’s Eve in Highlands Ranch, naming the bill after slain Douglas County Sheriff ’s Deputy Zackari Parrish. Public records show the gunman, Matthew Riehl, threatened officials at the Wyoming law school he attended, threatened lawsuits against family members if they kept him from accessing firearms and was placed under a 72-hour mental health hold in 2014 at a Veterans Affairs psychiatric ward. None of that appears to have disqualified him from buying weapons. Colorado Republicans claimed a red flag law could discourage gun owners from seeking treatment for mental health problems. They said personal

spats could lead to requests for an emergency order without giving the gun owner an immediate opportunity to respond. “When it comes to the potential for gun confiscation without proper due process ... I do not think it should be any surprise what happens to that bill,” GOP Senate President Kevin Grantham predicted May 7. Under the proposal, family members or law enforcement could have asked a court to issue a “temporary extreme risk protection order” if they believed someone posed a risk to themselves or others, and require them to hand in all firearms to local law enforcement. Another hearing would have been required within seven days of the initial order, and a judge would have decided whether to end or extend an order for SEE GUNS, P11

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182 days. The gun owner could have asked a judge to reconsider during that 182-day period. Supporters argued that process ensured that gun owners’ rights were protected but would help prevent suicide or killings. At an April 30 press conference unveiling the bill, Spurlock said it could have saved Parrish’s life. “What we’re trying to do is save lives,” he said. “And if you get in front of this or you interfere with it or you don’t vote for it ... you are not doing your job.” Gun rights debates have consumed Colorado’s Capitol before. Lawmakers approved a ban on high-capacity magazines and added a background check for firearm transfers in 2013, months after the mass shootings in Aurora and at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.

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Gun owners’ groups retaliated by pushing successful recall votes against two Democratic state senators who voted for the gun control bills. The groups again mobilized against the red flag bill, calling Republican co-sponsor Cole Wist, of Centennial, “a mole” in the party’s ranks and warning George Brauchler, a district attorney running for attorney general, to withdraw his support. But Brauchler, who prosecuted the Aurora theater shooter for killing 12 people and injuring 70 others in 2012, called the proposal the most “protective” version of a “red flag” law nationally. By comparison, an Indiana version passed in 2005 lets police confiscate firearms without a warrant and get a judge’s approval afterward, said Brauchler, a Republican whose 18th Judicial District includes Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert and Lincoln counties. “I’m skeptical of giving the government authority like this, but skepticism is not a justification for inaction,” he said.


Education, business and community will come together to create a resource for education and workforce training in Castle Rock. The Arapahoe Community College Castle Rock Collaboration Campus breaks ground May 21 on a 14-acre site in The Meadows, according to a news release from ACC. “ACC is very excited to expand our presence in Castle Rock to serve the community through this unique educational partnership,” Diana Doyle, ACC president, said in the release. “The ACC Castle Rock Collaboration Campus will be a dynamic model for progressive educational delivery at all levels.”

The project is a joint venture among ACC, the Town of Castle Rock, the Castle Rock Economic Development Council, Colorado State University and the Douglas County School District. CSU and Douglas County Schools will work to create a pathway from high school diploma to associate degree to bachelor’s degree, the release says. The two-phase project will consist of two buildings with an estimated opening of phase one in fall 2019. The initial educational offerings will be in business and entrepreneurship, health care, information technology/programming, general education and workforce training.

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One person was killed after a small plane crashed in a residential area of northern Douglas County, east of I-25, the night of May 11. The Douglas County Coroner’s Office identified the pilot of the plane as Robert D. Marquis, 67, of Glade Park, which is west of Grand Junction. He was flying solo. The plane, a Cirrus SR22, went down near RidgeGate Parkway and Pastel Point, an area between Lone Tree and Parker, just west of the Stepping Stone neighborhood. Debris was spread over more than an acre in the vacant field, only several hundred yards from homes, and two blocks from a community park, swimming pool and popular walking trail that wound around the crash area. Resident Baylor Bland was home with his famiy, windows open to enjoy the fresh air, when he heard what he thought was the loud whining and shifting of a motorcycle speeding at abut 8:30 p.m. “It sounded like a (motorcycle) — I thought it was over at Ridge Gate,”

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can retire at 60, while teachers can retire at 58. Sen. Jack Tate, of Centennial, a Republican bill sponsor, said it was critical that the pension measure “have a certain fairness in the retirement age between the public sector and the private sector.” Private-sector retirees can’t draw full benefits from Social Security until 67. State pension recipients in Colorado don’t pay into or receive Social Security benefits. Late May 9, several Democrats called for the bill to be rejected — and suggested instead that the governor call a special session — amid opposition from the Colorado Education Association. House Speaker Crisanta Duran was among more than two dozen Democrats to vote “no.’” The legislation ultimately passed 34-29 in the House and 24-11 in the Senate. Outside the Capitol, the teachers’ union ripped lawmakers for rushing a compromise that few had seen until hours before it passed. “This is bad policy done in haste,’’ said Kerrie Dallman, president of the Colorado Education Association. The deal represents Colorado’s second pension rescue in the last decade. In 2010, lawmakers cut retirement benefits and increased contributions to stave off a looming insolvency triggered by the Great Recession. The fix fell short, in part because retirees are living longer and the pension’s investments are no longer expected to grow as much as policymakers had previously projected. The latest effort includes safeguards to automatically adjust benefits and contributions as needed to keep the pension on track to pay off its unfunded debt within 30 years. The Democrat-led House and Republican-led Senate have resolved other top priorities of the 120-day session. In March, lawmakers passed a $28.9 billion budget that boosts funding to transportation and schools. This week, they finalized a related K-12 funding bill that increases spending by $461 million in the fiscal year that begins July 1. On May 8, lawmakers passed a bill seeking voter approval to borrow $2.34 billion for transportation projects. The bill sets aside $645 million for roads over the next two years and would ask voters in 2019 permission to issue $2.34 billion in transportation bonds. The state would owe up to $3.25 billion in borrowing costs over 20 years. Lawmakers on May 9 approved a last-minute compromise to reauthorize the seven-member Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Civil Rights Division until September 2027.


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The funny thing about humor is how often it isn’t funny

n ice cream truck used to appear every day at the parks where I played when I was a kid. Its infectious little tune QUIET made my mouth DESPERATION water. I think now it would drive me to distraction. On each side of the truck it said “Good Humor.” I think I have a good sense of humor. Mine is mine, and it’s sculpted, and it’s not Craig Marshall universal. Mine is lean, free of meanSmith ness and ribaldry. And that excludes me these days from

comedy clubs and White House Correspondents’ Dinners. No more stand-up for Craig. I am too old for Michelle Wolf ’s humor. I was too old for it when I was her age (32). I can’t remember the first time I saw Don Rickles on Carson, but I know I wasn’t crazy about him. He’d pick at every scab, and then wind up by saying it was all just a joke, and he loved everyone. Joan Rivers did the same thing, but she never said it was all just a joke, or that she loved everyone. Maybe you remember celebrity roasts? I thought they were imbecilic. Now they’re so raunchy they only appear on cable. My father never told a joke in his

life, but he was the funniest man I knew. He was witty right now, and he didn’t need a writer. I found out what humor was, or what it was thought to be, when I was in grade school by watching television. These were a few of my choices: Jackie Gleason, Milton Berle and Lucille Ball. For reasons I could explain if this were a comedy dissertation, I rejected all of them. Along came a curiosity named Ernie Kovacs and I brightened somewhat. Kovacs was off-center, and his humor was constructed piece by piece, not thrown at me in a predictable punch. I haven’t watched situation comedies in 40 years. I will admit, however,

to an appreciation for Barney Fife (portrayed, of course, by Mick Jagger). Fife might have been television’s last genuinely amusing, reoccurring character. Fife looked and sounded like they located him in Mayberry, North Carolina, not in a script room in southern California. My alma mater’s extension school offers a course I briefly considered. It’s called “Beginning Writing for the Half-Hour Spec I.” You “learn how to identify the unique spin shows put on their stories.” You learn how to spin on Wednesdays from 7 to 10 p.m., and it’s $570. I can tell you how to spin a situation SEE SMITH, P16

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Bad idea on fences Re: “HRCA proposes universal fence color” I was very disappointed to read that the HRCA Architectural Committee wants to require all fences in Highlands Ranch be painted the same drab brown color. They seem to think this will enhance the look of the neighborhoods, when in fact it will do quite the opposite. Fences should be stained or painted to complement the house of the same property. The RIGs already limit the choices

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of colors and stains. Requiring all fences to be the same color will only make the neighborhoods look dull while reinforcing a Stepford mentality. There are limits to uniformity and some variation in color and look is refreshing. In this community, with its conservative outlook that values limited government, this fence color mandate is in my opinion a gross overreach of the Architectural Committee. I have to ask what is next? SEE LETTERS, P15

ne of the greatest pieces of advice that I ever received came from a great friend and mentor earlier in my life. He actually gave me two pieces of advice wrapped up in one life-changing conversation. The two were so connected that even today I consider these words of wisWINNING dom a tremendous WORDS part of any success that I have experienced in my life. I have been paying this forward and have passed along this advice to those whom I know, those whom I work with, and those whom I coach and mentor. Michael Norton And now I want to share it with you, too. The first part is to be diligent in keeping a record of each accomplishment, award, or time that I had been recognized in any way. He told me to buy a binder and keep it handy. My mentor had shared this with me immediately after I had been recognized as the Salesperson of the Month for the first time. He told me that even though there would be only one plaque on my wall and one certificate in my binder, he was confident that over time I would be filling multiple binders and taking up plenty of wall

space too. Twenty-nine years later I am grateful for his confidence in me and for his advice. I say that because I did fill up my binder and other binders with many awards and recognitions, letters of accomplishment, letters and emails provided as a testimonial or reference. Now I am not sharing this with you to brag on myself, I am really bragging on my mentor and the advice and guidance he gave me, because the second part of his advice is where he made all the difference in my life and contributed to my future successes. You see, the second part of the advice is built on the saying that, “Success begets success.” He encouraged me to review my past achievements regularly as a way to continue to believe that I can do great things. The idea was not to get caught up in relying on my past successes, as we know that we are only as good as our last record. And it also wasn’t about someone asking me, “So what have you done for me lately?” No, it’s not about that at all, it’s about you and me, and asking ourselves, “What else is still left inside of me?” Asking ourselves, “What have I done for myself lately?” Throughout my career I have experienced exhilarating wins, and I have suffered crushing losses. And I have


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Aging of American populace will have impact on economy

e are getting older. This is a fact of life and a world phenomenon. The question for the economy is whether this is a curse or an opportunity. Investors, homeowners and consumers will all be impacted one way or FINANCIAL another by the aging STRATEGIES population. This in turn affects the economy and how businesses adapt to the changing demographics. Most developed nations are facing the economic challenges of an expanding Patricia Kummer number of citizens over the age of 65. Populations are becoming older on all continents and Japan leads the world with the highest percentage of their people, 30 percent, over age 65. It is ex-


Will the members of the Architectural Committee be showing up at my front door demanding that I paint my house the color they have picked? I urge all residents of Highlands Ranch to provide feedback at https:// covenants-improvements/fence-colorproposal-faqs and tell the Architectural Committee to kill this proposal. Robert White Highlands Ranch Enough about teacher pay No, Douglas County property owners should not pay higher taxes for teachers. The recent article “Poll finds most Americans think teachers are underpaid” written by the Associated Press and printed in this paper asserts “Americans overwhelmingly believe teachers don’t make enough money.” The AP article’s interpretation of the poll, taken during the recent teacher strikes, sides with teachers and advocates their agenda with quotes such as “to educate children and barely make a living is obnoxious” and “I’m a parent and benefit directly from what teachers do.” The statistical findings in the poll may be valid, but the slogan that “figures don’t lie, but liars figure” applies. The average 2016-17 salary for a public school teacher is $58,950, with spring, fall and Christmas breaks and summers off. The average pay for a school administrator is $69,247. The current national average for a journalist, equally (or more) quali fied by education to teach, is $37,000, with one in four without benefits (but they love their jobs and don’t complain). Teachers don’t start out in the col-

pected that by 2050, more than 60 countries will have reached that level. ¹ Investors may worry about what happens to the stock market when the number of retirees continues to increase. This can put pressure on pension funds and Social Security. Most fixed income sources have little or no cost of living increases. This may cause retirees to spend down their assets to create income and support long lives and potential elder care costs. Homeowners have already been affected by the low inventory of single-story or community housing that provides active living as well as potential care services. Clients have discovered that it is often more expensive to downsize. If you are forced to stay put in your two-story house and bring in help, the supply and demand once again drives up the price of care providers available to meet your needs. This is definitely an age group that

is supporting the economy as they pay for more goods and services needed to provide for an aging population. Investors and companies can capitalize on new inventions designed to keep you young, active and healthy. As you age, more services are needed from house painting to lawn services and eventually elder care. It will be fascinating to watch what new innovations will be available on anything from self-driving cars to same-day dentures. There is an opportunity for products that allow you to age in place, such as stair climbers, walk-in tubs and meal delivery. This is in addition to health care facilities and retirement communities that are popping up in every zip code. Consumers demand services and products, which in turn impacts how businesses adapt to compete in the areas needed by the current population. We watched the baby boomers impact products and business on everything

from Gerber baby food to McDonald’s restaurants as they approached their teenage years. Next it was minivans and mini-mansions. What will this demographic bubble demand in retirement? We are already seeing more crossover vehicle sales for easy access after that hip or knee replacement. The travel industry is pouring big dollars into cruise and riverboat advertising as more people retire and have time to go places. Stores and restaurants offer organic, gluten-free and non-processed foods for those choosing a healthy diet, perhaps in hopes of staving off the aging process. Technology has come to the rescue for home security, texting and typing by voice and tremendous health care advances. You no longer have to go to a sleep study clinic for apnea or even go to the doctor to have your heart monitored. Many healthSEE KUMMER, P16

lege of education expecting to make high salaries. I know because I married one. Expectations rise later when they begin socializing with other teachers in the teachers’ lounge. Teachers by nature are risk averse and seek the security they find with labor unions and unabashed claims of righteousness defending what’s best for their children. Compare teachers with science, business, engineering, and even liberal arts majors, who fill the vast majority of jobs in the private sector, where unlike teachers, they’re compensated for performance. Smith Young Parker Vote for Laydon I’m thrilled to vote for Abe Laydon in the Douglas County Republican primary in June. Ballots will be mailed on Monday, June 4. Here are some of the many reasons why Laydon is the best qualified candidate to serve as our county commissioner: Laydon is serving his second term on the Douglas County Planning Commission. This gives him invaluable insight and understanding into the growth, land use and private property rights issues in our county. Laydon has served on the executive board of the Douglas County Republicans, he is a former first vice-chair and treasurer. Laydon has an extensive finance and budgeting background coupled with 15 years of complex legal and land-use experience. Laydon is the face of the next generation. Our future! Laydon is also a husband, father, volunteer and dedicated neighbor and colleague. That’s why I’m voting for Abe Laydon! Gina Peters Castle Rock

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Nannette Roberts, Charles Roberts, Phil Gustafson and Barb Gustafson became good friends after Phil donated a kidney to Charles. The four jokingly refer to Charles’ kidney as the “kidney formerly known as Phil’s.”




me?’ ” Roberts said. “But God kept other people in front of me who were worse off than me. I couldn’t have pity because others had it worse. I always felt blessed, even when I was going through dialysis.” A ‘life-changing’ event In early January, the Gustafsons were given the OK to tell the Robertses about the transplant. The four were in Bible class at Littleton Church of Christ when

Gustafson revealed his decision to donate. “Let’s pray about our upcoming surgeries,” Gustafson recalled saying. “It took them a minute, but then it clicked that I was a match and going to donate a kidney to Charles. There were a lot of tears all the way around.” The surgeries took place Jan. 24, and both men came through the procedures well. According to Nannette Robers, her husband’s appearance improved within hours of receiving Gustafson’s kidney. Gustafson’s recovery was more difficult. He was relegated to a

liquid diet for nearly a week while Roberts began eating solid food immediately. “There’s no way to describe what it feels like to have someone give you life,” Charles Roberts said in an interview April 26, tears welling in his eyes. “It’s been life-changing to be off of dialysis.” As for Gustafson, he would do it all over again. “I received the best physical of my life,” he said of the physical and mental vetting necessary to be a donor. “And seeing Nannette and Charles both healthy and happy is worth it.”

been everywhere in between. There have been times when I have forgotten about my book of records and achievements, and instead of looking on my past successes to motivate me, I found myself wrestling in slumps. And then, somewhere deep inside I would hear the voice of my mentor saying, go back and look at your binder. So, I would open it, read a few of them, or more if I was really in a deep slump, and get fired up again about who I am and what I have accomplished in this life personally and professionally. It really doesn’t matter if you are in sales, management, teaching, manufacturing, healthcare, or any other profession or volunteer position. My advice and encouragement is this, that you will create your own “Brag Book,” and that you will go back and read it often to help you stay motivated and to help drive your future success and contributions, and achieve your own goals and dreams. And remember, it may only start with one, but success begets success, and just as my mentor had confidence in me, I am confident that you too will fill your binder and your walls with all of your own rewards, awards, and recognitions. So how about you? Do you remember all the good and great things you have done in your life? Or do you need to be reminded of just how fantastic you really are? I would love to hear your story at, and when we can remember that yesterday’s achievement is really tomorrow’s success, it really will be a better than good week. Michael Norton is a resident of Castle Rock, the president of the Zig Ziglar Corporate Training Solutions Team, a strategic consultant and a business and personal coach.



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bank.’ ” This is where the engineer comes in with a pre-recorded laugh. It’s intended for anyone who doesn’t know if the character was kidding or not. It’s the manipulative equivalent of multiple exclamation marks. Anyone who strings together exclamation marks gets deleted from my will. What do John The Baptist and Winnie The Pooh have in common? The same middle name. But seriously. Craig Marshall Smith is an artist, educator and Highlands Ranch resident. He can be reached at

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What’s the one thing you’ve learned that you will carry with you for the rest of your life? Colorado Community Media asks the Class of 2018 about the lessons they take with them as they head into the future. Their responses are as unique as they are. In the next few pages we celebrate the Class of 2018 and wish them great success. Listen to what they have to say about their future.

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Jazmyn Andre

Ashley Hartman Castle View High School

I find this type of law to be interesting and helpful to others.

During my high school career, I was on the poms team for three years and participated in a few clubs/ extracurricular activities. After graduation, I will be attending the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs and will major in political acience.

What do you hope to accomplish in life? I hope to become successful and happy in life. I want to make myself proud, achieve my future goals and meet new people.

What profession or career do you want to pursue? Why? I plan on pursuing a career in family law. I’ve always wanted to be an attorney and

If I could do anything, it would be to… Ttravel the world and experience new places and those cultures.

Chaparral High School Throughout her time at Chaparral, Andre, 18, has participated in cheer, track, DECA and Sources of Strength and wrote for the school newspaper, the Chaparral Crier. She will be attending the University of Colorado. What profession or career do you want to pursue and why? I plan to pursue a career as a pediatric oncologist nurse. I have always loved helping people and I love children. I was inspired by a childhood friend I knew who had

cancer. I will attend the University of Colorado for a four-year psychology degree, before attending nursing school. What do you hope to accomplish in life? I hope to travel to Africa and other countries where I can use my medical skills to help people and contribute in missions. If you could do anything, it would be to ... Take a cruise to every country you’re allowed to go to.

What have you learned that you will carry with you for the rest of your life?

have set.

I’ve learned that the connections you make with people as you learn and grow are the most vital part of personal success. You need people supporting you and working beside you to achieve the goals you

I’ve learned that every day you have the chance to influence others around you through the life you lead. — Noraa Fort, Lutheran High School

— Savannah Howard, Mountain Vista High School

In high school I feel that I have learned how to enjoy the great times in life and battle through the toughest times in life — persevering no matter what obstacles get put in your way because life isn’t always easy. I think that is something I can take and apply to my entire life going forward, never giving up no matter what the circumstances are.

I have learned how valuable resilience and determination are. It’s always good to have dreams and plans, but adaptability is just as important. Just because something doesn’t go how you planned — a competition, a test, a friendship — doesn’t mean that it’s wrong. — Cyra Gallano, STEM Highlands Ranch

— PJ Ausmus, Legend High School

I’ve learned the importance of time management and that without it, I would be behind in everything. — Lauren Lippert, Mountain Vista High School

I think having a sense of humility in life is important. Even if you’re successful in everything you do, be humble, and don’t be afraid to learn from others. — Gabriela Blanchard, Ponderosa High School

My dad has always said “If it were easy, everyone would do it.” I think hard work and not giving up are important to take with me into life. — Isaac Power, Ponderosa High School

I’ve learned the value of time management and study skills, but I’ve also learned the importance of knowing when to lean on other people for support. I’ve learned how to deal with what you can’t control and to take advantage of things you can control. I also think it’s important to enjoy every moment. — Abby Ulrich, Chaparral High School

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Ashley Garcia Douglas County High School I played volleyball all four years of high school and was a part of NHS. I made some great memories and learned a lot but now it’s time for the next step. For me, that is going to college at University of Northern Colorado to major in athletic training. What profession or career do you want to pursue? Why? In the future, I would like to be an athletic trainer for either college sports teams or professional sports teams. The main reason why I want to be an athletic trainer is because I want to help people and make sure athletes get the right medical help and also teach people how to prevent injuries. In today’s society, sports are really popular and it seems like too many athletes are getting hurt and I just want to be able to help in any way that I can. Also, the

medical field has always interested me and when I explored into it more, I found this and decided to go further with it. What do you hope to accomplish in life? This may sound really cliché, but I want to just be happy in life. I want to give back to all the people that have helped me throughout my life and also help those that I don’t even know. I love spreading positivity and find that if you put happiness out into the world, it will come back to you. I don’t need much in life and honestly my biggest accomplishments come from happiness. If I could do anything, it would be to… If I could do anything, it would be to travel the world. I’ve always dreamt of traveling and to this day it is on the top of my bucket list.

John Bustamante Highlands Ranch High School The first few years of high school I wasn’t involved too much, and that honestly was really big regret for me. But senior year I joined this class called ACE, which stands Alternative Cooperative Education. They did a lot of projects outside of the classroom. They partnered with Big Idea, which partners mentors with students to go out into the community and find a problem and try and solve it. We actually just presented our final projects and made it to state. I ended up winning $250 worth of scholarship money. When I started getting more involved, things started to come out better for me. What profession or career do you want to pursue? Why? I’m not planning on going to college right after high school. I was planning on working and saving up money.

After that I want to go to college and learn about sports nutrition or sports science. For me, it’s really enjoyable to watch and see how much science goes into an athlete’s peak performance. That would be nice, to be able to make money off of something I like to do. What do you hope to accomplish in life? I hope to leave the world better than I found it. I want to help a lot of people and be a good person and go out in my community. I feel like especially with the class, ACE, it taught me a lot of people aren’t performing to their potential because they don’t have people helping them. I can’t solve everything, but I can give people the support they need. If I could do anything, it would be to… Travel this next year. That would be pretty cool to take a whole trip around the globe. Especially because I don’t have anything to worry about at the moment.

What have you learned that you will carry with you for the rest of your life? One of the most important things I’ve learned is how to adapt to change, and how to change what you expect. Things may not always work out in your favor, but you have to be able to change and still go on with what you want. — Ayla Main, Chaparral High School

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M o u n ta i n s !

Something that I have learned that I will carry with me for the rest of my life is to make sure that I will always be respectful to all and follow in the footsteps that my mom has left for me. — Nathan Thornhill, STEM Highlands Ranch

Of all the places you will go…only one lets you dream big and move moutains.

C o n g r a t ul a t i o n s!

Class of 2018!



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Kendall Racanelli Mountain Vista High School Racanelli played softball and was involved in American Sign Language Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Young Life. She also enjoyed volunteering. Next year, she will be attending Colorado Christian University, where she will study health sciences and business, and play softball. What profession or career do you

want to pursue? I hope to become a physical therapist because I want to be involved with athletes and help people. What do you hope to accomplish in life? I hope to have a successful career and have a family. If I could do anything, it would be to ... Find a way for every dog and cat that needs a loving home to have one.

What have you learned that you will carry with you for the rest of your life? Just enjoy the moment. High school flew by. Looking back, I know I will miss all the people and the experiences. — Taylor White, ThunderRidge High School

I’ve learned that loving what you do is a big part of life. I know pursuing a career in acting will be hard, but if I love it I’ll keep doing it. — Mary Dyson, Lutheran High School

Challenges and problems aren’t a stopping point. I’ve learned a lot of resilience. You just have to look and be diligent in finding solutions to the problem. — Grace Miller-Forrest, SkyView Academy

There is more to be gained in pursuing challenge than taking the easy road. — Kyra Roach, ThunderRidge High School

Yosheb Getachew Lutheran High School Getachew played football and track and was a member of the National Honor Society and Student Council. He will be attending Stanford University in California. What profession or career do you want to pursue and why? As of now I am pursuing a career in neuroscience, specifically the aspect of research. There are so many neuroscience diseases, such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, that I would like to help control and prevent. I have always had aspirations to attend

an Ivy League school. What do you hope to accomplish in life? I want my life to have meaning beyond a superficial existence. I want to increase the quality of living by helping my fellow man. I want success in whatever I do. If you could do anything, what would it be? Professionally, I would like to be the person who breaks through the scientific barrier that opens the brain for us to study and treat illnesses. Personally, I would like to own a private island.

David Painter Legend High School Painter was home schooled until his freshman year at Legend. Once enrolled at Legend he joined the Thespians Society, was a member of the National Honors Society, National English Honors Society, Tri-M Music Honors Society and Choir Council. Painter plans to attend the University of Denver, where he will major in Film Studies and Production. What profession or career to you want to pursue? At DU, I plan on majoring in Film Studies & Production. Which, I guess in a nutshell means I want to be a filmmaker. But I truly have always found a passion in making movies specifically. I have never wanted to be a videographer who films commercials/promo videos for a living. I think that aspect of film making is not fun (at least for me). I think the reason I love fulllength professional films in particular, is because I have loved watching (and making) movies ever since I was a little kid. It’s always been apart of my childhood that I can cherish. I think that there is a certain magic that occurs in a movie, that happens nowhere else. What do you hope to accomplish in life? This question is hard for me, because I think no matter how much I would like to say I have all of my goals and aspirations figured out, I know that they all are not. But as for now, I think that one of the biggest things

I hope to accomplish is success. I know that may sound cliche, but truly I do. I think a lot of people approach an answer like that and robotically assume that by saying “success” I mean money, and all the luxuries that come with it (granted, that wouldn’t suck either). In all honesty, I want more success with myself, than being considered “successful” by the outside. I want to be able to look back on what I’ve done and be proud of my success and more importantly, my progression as an individual. If I could do anything, it would be... Well, I’m not quite sure if I should take this question literally, or take the more “philosophical” approach, so I guess I’ll do both! If I could do anything literally, I would want to be able to have a superpower. Specifically, I would want telekinesis. Because it’s such a versatile superpower. I mean, wanna fly? Move your body with your brain. Wanna have super strength? Move a car with you brain. If I could do anything philosophically, I would say I would get the nicest camera I could, and travel around the world to try and spread positivity in any way that I could. I, myself have always been optimistic. My mom told me I came into the world with a smile on my face, and I don’t think that’s changed much in the last 18 years. I have always loved being happy, and I think especially in our world today, people just need more happiness.

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Dana Coe Rock Canyon High School I am and have been involved with art my whole life as I love everything about it! The way it makes me feel, how it communicates, and how pleasing to the eye it can be, gets to me. I have participated in a lot of clubs including Red Cross, German, Eco, SMILE and am even an officer in the Biotechnology club. I have also participated in sports including field hockey and was on the first ever Girl’s Lacrosse team here at Rock Canyon. As of next year, I have declared myself to major in Bioengineering at CU Boulder. What profession or career do you want to pursue? Why? I intend to be a bioengineer! Everything about biology and chemistry interest me —especially on a molecular level. The awesome thing about being an engineer is it’s not only having the

knowledge in the field, but it’s applying the knowledge and skills gained in the major to solve real world issues. I’m beyond excited to start my life path! What do you hope to accomplish in life? All cheesiness aside, through my knowledge, I simply want to make the world better than what it is. To eliminate a suffering for a large amount of people is my ultimate goal. If I could do anything, it would be to… Eliminate disease, hunger, poverty, violence and injustice. Haha! Very unrealistic, I know. If you’re looking for something a bit more realistic, if I could do anything, it would be to do art for a living and have my paintings sell for millions! I would then, at that point, donate a majority of the profit. Maybe that’s a bit unrealistic, too, but you never

STEM School Highlands Ranch Tenney participates in student government, National Honor Society, and Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica. She’s also a member of Girls in STEM Denver. This fall, she will be attending the University of Kansas and will major in political science and economics. What profession or career do you want to pursue? Why? My family, teachers and mentors have done an amazing job at convincing me that I can be anything that my heart desires. I have been exposed to countless professions, all of which seemed perfectly fitting when introduced. It seemed that each week I would have a new career in sight. One of my mentors would always joke, “Madison is

going to be president one day!” She said it enough that I started to believe it. From there, I began to associate my academic interests of history, English and economics with my passion for politics. I intend to pursue a career as a constitutional lawyer or political consultant. What do you hope to accomplish in life? Over the course of my lifetime, I hope to make meaningful and positive relationships with those that I meet. I want to grow and learn with each obstacle I face. Most of all though, I want to make a mark on the world with my work, in whichever way I deem possible. If I could do anything, it would be to ... Spend time traveling abroad to study the influence of politics on culture.

What have you learned that you will carry with you for the rest of your life? Something I have learned in high school is that you can find friends in the most unlikely places. No matter what the situation is you will always find a friend.

Throughout my high school years, I have learned that through hard work and the right mindset you can obtain the goals you set. Whether it’s to make the varsity team, get a 4.0, or just graduate, if you keep your goal in mind and the steps you need to get it, you will achieve it.

— Emily Conway, Highlands Ranch High School

— Maddy Ketron, Douglas County High School

Uncomfortable situations can be really beneficial to your experience in high school. They force you to work with people you may not get along with and meet new people.

I have learned to always put God first no matter what I do because I am made in His image.

— Dawson Drew, SkyView Academy

— Kye Michael, Valor Christian High School

The biggest thing I have learned throughout my time at Castle View is to never lose sight of the end goal! Although at times high school hasn’t always been the easiest and most fun, it’s all going to be worth it after I graduate. — Ryan Remy, Castle View High School

An important lesson that I learned in high school would be how to work with different kinds of people and how important unity is when trying to achieve a goal. I learned that working for a cause bigger than yourself not only affects you positively, but that it can change somebody’s life. — Alyssa Huey, Legend High School

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Brooke Hicken Ponderosa High School Hicken has been a member of the National Honor Society, served on student government, participated in the Future Business Leaders of America and competed in track and field. She will be enlisting in the Marine Corps after graduation. What profession or career do you want to pursue and why? I want to become a Marine. Being a Marine offers so many challenges, experiences and opportunities to help others, serve

ThunderRidge High School

my country and see the world. I hope to focus on intelligence and engineering, since I really love the math and science aspects.

Fried played football and is passionate about history. He’s not positive what he wants to do in life, but he knows he wants to continue playing football.

What do you hope to accomplish in life? I hope to be successful in my career in the Marines, and be able to teach others and pass on my knowledge.

What profession or career do you want to pursue? Why? I would like to be a high school history teacher and football coach. I have a passion for history and would love to make it fun for students. I’m looking at going to a

If you could do anything, what would it be? I would like to live in the moment, and travel wherever I want, whenever I want.

Payton Grove SkyView Academy Grove participated in track and ran cross country, qualifying for the state meet all four years. She’s a member of the National Honor Society and has completed the required 160 hours of volunteer community service. This fall, she will be attending the direct-entry nursing program at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. What profession or career do you want to pursue? Why? I want to go into nursing, specifically pediatric nursing. I have always enjoyed being around children and want to combine that with my passion for science and medicine.

junior college in Kansas for two years to play football and then transfer to a university to complete my teaching degree. There are no junior colleges in Colorado that have a football program. What do you hope to accomplish in life? I’m not sure what I want to do in life quite yet. If I could do anything, it would be to ... I have played football since I was 4 and I am not ready to give it up.

Grace Osborne

What do you hope to accomplish in life? I want to be part of providing an opportunity for a child to live the best life that they can by not only giving them great medical care, but also connecting with them as a person, not just a patient. Obtaining my Bachelor’s of Science in nursing will help me with this. In addition, I plan to participate in Creighton’s study-abroad program to experience the culture of a foreign country. If I could do anything, it would be to ... Travel to countries with poor medical care to help children with health issues by sharing my knowledge and skills while building meaningful relationships.

Valor Christian High School I was part of the arts conservatory, majoring in musical theater and dance. I was in the school dance company, called Veritas. I’ve performed in a lot of shows. What are your plans after graduation? Next year I’ll be attending the Institute for American Musical Theater in Manhattan. I’ll be majoring in musical theater — signing, acting and dancing. What profession or career do you want to pursue? Why? I want to pursue musical the-

ater, and I’d love to do something with film in the future. But right now the dream is professional level musical theater in Manhattan. What do you hope to accomplish in life? Whatever I’m called to do. I know that’s vague, but right now God has placed a calling on my life to be in New York. After that I want to be fulfilled in whatever I’m called to next. I sure hope it’s professional theater. If I could do anything, it would be… One word: Broadway.

What have you learned that you will carry with you for the rest of your life? What I have learned that I will carry with me through the rest of my life is the importance of friends, family and your community. Any time any family in Castle Rock was going through a hard time the whole community never hesitated to help in any way they could. — Megan Kowalis, Castle View High School

Caring for and being there for others has always been a goal of mine, but this goal has been magnified now that I am graduating from Valor. The teachers have shown immense care and support for their students and I feel that it is my duty to do the same to others as my journey continues after high school. — Gable Kinsman, Valor Christian High School

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Shopping for issues missing from a collection is one of the most common activities at Denver Comic Con. FILE PHOTO

A guide for those new to

Comic Con

Advice for the event, cosplaying and collecting BY CLARKE READER CREADER@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

For first-timers or the uninitiated in the world of comic conventions, Denver’s annual Comic Con can be an intimidating experience. The sprawling event, which is June 15-17 this year, brings upward of 100,000 nerds, cosplayers and collectors into the Colorado Convention Center for fun, exploration and connection. “There’s a sense of community that comes with these kinds of events, because everyone shares the same passions,” said Tara Hubner, marketing and communications manager with Pop Culture Classroom, which puts on the con every year. “For a lot of people, this is the only time they get to see some of these people, so it’s like a big SEE COMIC, P30

• One of the best parts about Comic Con is seeing the truly exceptional cosplay work so many people are capable of creating. There are the expected super heroes and science fiction leads, but there’s always more than a few surprises. Don’t be shy to ask to take a photo with a particular favorite — most are very friendly and willing to pose. • At the Comic Con website, there are guidelines for what cosplayers are and are not allowed to wear and bring in as props. Hubner said cosplayers need to be covered enough that there’s no risk of “wardrobe malfunctions” and said that as a general rule, if a person isn’t sure about a certain prop or outfit, it’s better to leave it at home. • Littleton’s Reinke Brothers Halloween Costume and Superstore is a great place for cosplayers of all skill levels to suit up, especially as it’s one of the few costume stores open year-round. “We have the latest and greatest costumes, parts and pieces to make a great outfit,” said Greg “Shof” Shofner, general manager of the store, located at 5663 S. Prince St. “Comic Con gives us a great boost every year, and we start our ordering in January to make sure we have enough of all the costumes.” Over the years, the store has built up relationships with reputable manufacturers, so all the costumes they sell are properly licensed. • A big key to the success of many cosplay outfits is the makeup and prosthetics, and Reinke has experts in those areas as well to help provide that movie quality look. • As Shofner tells it, the key is to get started working on outfits as soon as possible, in case there need to be last-minute alterations.


• It’s downtown Denver, so parking is always going to be tricky and potentially expensive, Hubner said. Pop Culture’s recommendation is to park farther away and take a Lyft or Uber, or take the light rail, since there is a stop right at the convention center. That same weekend PrideFest and the Denver BBQ Festival will be happening, so expect downtown to be extra busy. • With attendance last year topping about 115,000 people, attendees should be prepared for lines and waiting at the June 15-17 event. June 16, a Saturday, will be the busiest day, so Friday or Sunday would be a good day to visit to deal with fewer people. “The schedule for the con will be announced about two weeks out, and we encourage people to take a look at it and get a game

plan, so they don’t lose time wandering,” Hubner said. “We advise attendees to wear comfortable shoes, brings snacks and water to help them.” • The vast majority of the artists and authors who will be speaking are available for photos and autographs for free, but when it comes to major celebrities, there’s more to consider. Tickets to those events can be bought in advance or at the event, but fans should be prepared for lines. According to Hubner, lines for photo ops or autographs can take 30 minutes to an hour. “We recommend people go to the celebrity summit first thing and get a sense of the times when their celebrity will be making an appearance,” she said. “Then get there early if you don’t want to spend a

lot of time waiting.” • There are plenty of ATMS around the center, but using them usually requires more waiting in lines, so bring cash if possible. • Consider staying after hours. A fun part of the con is all the new people that attendees meet, and there are several after-party events available to keep the good times going. • One of the biggest piece of advice Hubner has is to not be intimidated. There will be volunteers spread all over the con who will be more than willing to answer questions and provide guidance. “We’re a very welcoming place, and there’s always someone willing to help,” she said. “We want everyone to have a good time while they’re here.”

Young actress isn’t just going through a stage


ot many people are lucky enough to know what they do with their lives by the time they reach important milestones like graduating from high school. So, I’m not sure if there’s a name for how lucky 10-year-old Arvadan Payton Maynard is — she’s known she wanted to act since she was 2 years old. “When I was 2, my mom started noticCOMING ing I was really good ATTRACTIONS at memorizing stuff, and could do it quickly,” she said. “That was kind of the start, and by the time I was 6, we started looking for an agency.” In the ensuing years Maynard has worked in several independent films Clarke Reader and was recently cast as one of the leads in a new mystery and science fiction TV series called “Frozen Dead” about cryogenics that is filming in Nederland. And she recently took to the stage for the first time in the role of the Young Queen Elizabeth II in Aurora’s Vintage Theatre’s production of “The Audience.” “What I like about the theater is you can react to the audience and they can react to you. When you’re doing film or TV, you don’t get that connection,” she said. “It’s been my favorite acting experience yet. I think it has so much potential to make me grow as actress and person.” As someone who has been acting locally for so much of her life, Maynard has seen more film and TV opportunities become available in the metro area, but still not as many as places like Los Angeles and New York City. “Last summer got to be an extra in a feature film called ‘Unmarked,’ and now this TV series,” she said. “We’ll be continuing work on it through the summer and will start shopping it around in August. I do have a five-year commitment if it gets picked up.” As to what Maynard’s future holds, in addition to acting she loves dance, so she wants to continue her studies in the fields of dance, drama and acting, and may even consider teaching at the Doral Academy in Westminster — the school she currently attends. “When I get on the stage, I get to leave the past behind and make a new future for myself,” she said. “I want the chance to inspire other kids to do what they love and be what they want to be.”


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Parker gallery offers intriguing look at fiber art


utumnal Equinox” by Aurora fiber artist Diana Vander Does hangs just inside the entrance into the gallery at the PACE Center in Parker. It’s included in an exhibit, “Contrast,” by the adventurous Front Range Contemporary Quilters, which runs through June 25. Curator Rose Fredrick comments that this exhibit “offers SONYA’S a chance to see the familiar in a new SAMPLER way.” The juror was Linda Colsh. Vander Does’ brilliant red work begins with a digital image print on fabric. Then it is stitched in a more traditional manner — but not quite! Perhaps inspired by a Japanese maple Sonya Ellingboe tree, it’s part of an adventurous collection of fiber art pieces that includes some clothing and other works that will surprise. Open during business hours at the center and of course, during performances. Allow extra time to look at the gallery and the halls. PACE is at 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker.

torium, 3800 S. Logan St., Englewood. Pianist is Jamie Shaak. The Brahms concerto premiered in 1859 with the composer at the keyboard. Stravinsky’s early 20th-century “Rites of Spring” sparked a riot at its premier and is considered perhaps the most influential piece of music of the early 20th century. Conductor Devin Patrick Hughes will talk about the program at 6:45 p.m. Tickets: or 303-781-1892.

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“Autumn Equinox,” a fiber art piece by Diana Vander Does of Aurora, is included in the Front Range Contemporary Quilters exhibit, “Contrast,” at the PACE Center through June 25. PHOTO BY KIRSTEN ORAHOOD

Cleo Parker Robinson “Dream Catchers” with the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble will be performed at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 20 at Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. Tickets:, 720-509-1000.

mously. It just won first place for children’s literature in the Colorado Authors’ League’s annual contest and notice has been received by Al Stutson that it will be distributed to every firstgrader in the state of New Mexico, an especially fitting honor to a devoted storyteller. Available locally. “Wealth By Virtue” by Chad Gordon of Centennial is the CAL’s choice for general non-fiction.

Trail partnership The High Line Conservancy and Denver Botanic Gardens have formed a research and conservancy partnership to survey plant communities along the 71-mile National Landmark High Line Conservancy Trail. Landscaping guidelines will be created true to the historical and native landscape along the High Line Canal, dating back to the 1880s. The trail has five character zones: Wild Canyon, Prairie Retreat, Rolling Foothills, Wooded Village and Urban Refuge. A full assessment of plants has never been made. Images and species lists will be made public when developed.

Symphonic music The Arapahoe Philharmonic presents a concert called “Order and Chaos,” featuring works by Brahms and Stravinsky, at 7:30 p.m. May 19 at Englewood High School’s Fisher Audi-

South Suburban The South Suburban Public Art Committee has an opening and invites inquiries from those who want to serve on this nine-member committee. Applicants must live in the South

Suburban Parks and Recreation District. The committee meets from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month. This is a three-year term, beginning mid-summer. Committee selects public art for the district and oversees temporary exhibits. Contact Lynne Wachter, Curtis Center for the Arts Longtime Greenwood Village resident and artist Joellyn T. Duesberry is showing her work from the mid-1970s to 2015 at Curtis Center for the Arts, 2349 E. Orchard Road, Greenwood Village. A book, “Elevated Perspective: The Paintings of Joellyn Duesberry,” and a 32-minute PBS documentary, “Dialogue With the Artist,” will be available. Curator Brenda LaBier will speak at 1 p.m. on June 2. Through June 30. 303-797-1779. Happy City Denver “Happy City Denver: Art for the People” will bring 10 artists’ perspectives on happiness and community wellness. The title is inspired by British Artist Stuart Semple, related to Canadian writer Charles Montgomery’s book, “Happy City,” which questions the intersection between urban design and the science of happiness. Expect unexpected art experiences in public spaces. Nomadic art gallery Black Cube offers artistic direction. Produced by the Denver Theatre District, it will offer installations and experiences in public spaces May 18 through June 30. A publication, “Ear to Ear” will be distributed. A panel discussion, “Happiness Unpacked,” will be held on May 31 at Union Station. For information, go to Bottom line: better mental health…


Progenitor: A person who first thinks of something and causes it to happen. This definition faces an opening letter from the co-editors, Arapahoe Community College students Cara Allen and Rachel Lozano, in the 2018 edition of Progenitor, Art and Literary Journal 2018. The beautifully produced journal is available free, at the college library, the Welcome Desk on the second floor and in the Community Section of the Aspen Grove Tattered Cover Bookstore in Littleton, Allen said. They comment that “by working with myriad contributors, each one proud to bring forth their life’s experiences, we strived to create a magazine of pure excellence, while embracing the theme of regrowth out of the ruins of everyday life. More important, these works suggest that there will always be hope that humanity will be seen through the cracks of a cold and brutal world …” The 53rd annual edition of Progenitor was introduced May 2 with a celebration in the Colorado Gallery

of the Arts at Arapahoe Community College. Contributing writers read from and spoke about their pieces, and editors of the journal talked about the logistics of selecting the varied 2018 works from materials submitted. Submissions were chosen from students and from working writers across the country, submitted between October and February, and the journal is produced by students enrolled in English 231 and Multimedia and Graphic Design 280 at ACC, with funding provided by the School of Communications, Humanities, Art and Design. On more than one occasion, most recently, 2017, Progenitor was honored with the asard for Most Outstanding Community College Literary-Art Magazine by the American Scholastic Press Association. Other awards have also accumulated through the years for this classy production. Winners in the yearly ACC literary Festival and the annual Student Art Juried Exhibition are included in the collection each year, providing an added incentive to enter. Entries were received in poetry, art, fiction and nonfiction and reviewed by the staff. The faculty advisers

were Andrea Mason, English, and John Hall, graphic design, as well as Colorado Gallery of the Arts director Trish Sangelo. In addition to Allen and Lozano, student staff included: Rosette Rivera, literary and art general editor; Hollie Giannaula, creative director; Britni Azam, poetry editor; Donna Debacco, web editor; Kera Morris, fiction editor; Milo Shattell, art/ photography editor; Bryden Smith, nonfiction editor. Art photos include entries in the annual student show and others, including student Jadon Gold’s humorous “Origami Forest Fire,” while written pieces include “Wind Song” by Jane Adair, an award-winning Colorado writer; “Eden,” by Darryl Halbrooks, a Writers Studio Literary Contest winner; and Writers Studio Poetry winner “¡Oye! ¡Gringo!” by Brian Dickson, who teaches at Community College of Denver. The graphic design of the cover is cleverly carried into the journal, with a special ending to each written work. From its crisp cover design of a city growing roots to its collection of polished work, Progenitor 2018 is a treat for the reader. Seek a copy!

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3 photographers exhibit powerful images in Littleton BY SONYA ELLINGBOE SELLINGBOE@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM


“Past and Future Focus,” displayed in the Stanton Gallery in downtown Littleton’s Town Hall Arts Center from May 12 through June 22, accompanies the last production of the theater’s season: “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” which features the rollicking keyboard music of Jelly Roll Morton, with a story and a song or two ... The exhibit explores both historic film and contemporary digital photography. Curator Moira Casey reports that three photographers will participate in “Past and Future Focus”: Karen Zink of Littleton; Tony Lazzari of Roxborough — an exhibiting member of the new Roxarts Gallery at Aspen Grove; and David M. Parks, who grew up in Denver. Each has a story to tell — as did Fats Waller! Thought-provoking images by Karen Zink, a longtime resident of Littleton, include carefully composed collages using everyday objects. She said, “Explaining my art is like trying to hold on to fog or a dream. I work in several areas of photography, some old processes, Polaroid transfers, black and white, color, using different formats, now including digital.” She aims for a personal response from the viewer, especially women probably. “I often describe what I do as creating inner landscapes, or personal stories, ones that we own ourselves, rather than documenting the external world.”

“Past and Future Focus” is displayed in Stanton Gallery at Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main Street, Littleton, through June 22. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and during performances. 303-794-2787. She adds that her dreams are a source of ideas. “Then again, sometimes I just try to make something of beauty.” Tony Lazzari, who is surrounded by natural beauty where he lives in Roxborough, write that he has mostly lived in the Midwest until a 2013 move to Colorado. In the past several years, he has discovered the natural beauty and the pleasure of learning the craft of photography and exhibiting his images — especially landscapes and night scenes — in Denver, Lone Tree, Highlands Ranch and Littleton, as well as across the U.S. He enjoys experimenting with a variety of lenses and is spending time on urban and street photography. David M. Parks moved to Denver with his family at age 3, grew up and spent four years in the Navy. He returned and “pursued a career path in aviation,” while developing a parallel interest in photography, gaining formal training at the former Metropolitan State College. He also enjoyed roaming the streets and alleys during 1977 to 1983, using mostly black-and-white film. He participated in juried shows in Spark Gallery and at the Littleton

In the Stanton Gallery art show with “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” Karen Zink of Littleton creates collages with memorabilia and then records the message they bring. Her work will be exhibited until mid-June in Stanton Gallery at Town Hall Arts Center in Littleton. PHOTO BY KAREN ZINK Museum in 2015, and in the Cincinnati FotoFocus in 2016. The images presented at Stanton Gallery are stills from film canisters that were unintentionally stored for 35 years, until they were discovered and processed in 2017. “In all the time since they were manufactured, they had 1/250th second of light and years

of darkness. It is more than just seeing what time has done to the emulsion, but that the textures produced lead us to imagine that something is not quite right with the world. The water and skies are electrified and objects seem to fly through the air. Humanity is gone. All that is left are the structures and tools.”

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Eye of the Camera winners show works in museum Littleton venue offers photo exhibition as part of yearly contest BY SONYA ELLINGBOE SELLINGBOE@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

Two strong photographs greet visitors as they enter the gallery at the Littleton Museum. One is Steven Caulfield’s bright, seemingly-in-motion “Peacock” and the other is J.R. Schnelzer’s compelling portrait, “Intense.” (Who is that man and what’s on his mind?) These were Best of Show winners in color and black-and-white from the 2017 “Eye of the Camera” exhibition at the museum. The joint exhibit, a reward for being a winner, allows the public

IF YOU GO The two-person show of photographic images will be at the Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton, through May 27. It is open during museum hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays to Fridays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free. 303-7953950; to see an expanded view of works by talented artists, showing a wide range of beautifully presented images. They would seem to represent different ways of seeing the world: observant and introspective. Schnelzer, “an active professional photographer” per his website, said his portrait subject was a person he met in San Francisco,

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but there’s no story included. The viewer, depending on what he/ she brings to the experience, will probably spin off several possible thoughts and storylines! Schnelzer, who lives in Milliken, Colorado, with his wife, Lisa, also a photographer, is also listed as director of parks for the city of Fort Collins — another profession requiring visual aptitude. This is not the first time he has won an Eye of the Camera award. Although his award was for Best of Show; Black and White, his new exhibit is almost entirely in color, showing a wide range of interests: travel, including to India; landscapes, near and far; an especially lovely, detailed close-up of a “painted sparrow” and another of a solemn cat; an old homestead on SEE CAMERA, P27


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Denver Pops Orchestra seeks musicians for next season STAFF REPORT

Denver Pops Orchestra is looking for musicians for the 2018-19 season. Vacancies include concertmaster (paid position), tuba, French horn, bass clarinet, percussion and section strings.


the plains — and the fascinating blackand-white image, “Alice’s World,” that again is full of possible stories. A visit to Schnelzer’s website gallery is rewarding for its breadth of subjects and intensity — certainly true of this exhibit in the freshly painted gallery. Caulfield’s abstract “Peacock” won him a Best of Show. “I paint with

Musicians who play other instruments are welcome to audition; the orchestra is happy to add musicians to the substitute list. Denver Pops is a volunteer organization that performs a variety of popular music, including Broadway and movie arrangements, dance and big

band tunes, and light classical pieces. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings, and the season runs from late August to mid-May, with six to seven performances per season. For auditions, musicians are expected to perform two excerpts of tje applicant’s choosing — a classical

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light” he wrote, “and I attempt to make the lights look like they were brushed on. I use movement to create shapes and I often shoot through glass to bend the light, which produces more colors … (`Peacock’ was shot through a vase.) Sharing my photos sometimes reminds me of a Rorschach ink blot test … Each viewer usually sees something different … Now rotate the image 90 or 120 degrees … Does change the perspective?” This photographer wrote that he is fairly new to digital photography. He

has a BFA in graphic design, worked in computer-aided drafting and then switched careers when his son “suffered a traumatic brain injury in an automobile accident and I helped him rehabilitate. It was very fulfilling so I switched fields. Now, I work at a nonprofit helping individuals with developmental disabilities work at various jobs.” Caulfield said he paints in his Lakewood living room and wishes viewers could rotate his works for differing images. He also wishes no titles were needed,

“but that tends to be quite confusing.” The 2017 exhibit was the 52nd annual edition of this popular show. Early Littleton Fine Arts Board member Gene Kramer thought it would expand on the board’s goal of providing exhibition opportunities for artists, as well as providing local art lovers with an opportunity to not only see, but perhaps buy art. (Caulfield happily reported that five of his images have found buyers.) The Fine Arts Board is appointed by the Littleton City Council. Denise Weed is chair.

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‘Sully’ soon will headline Centennial Airport’s 50th Renowned pilot to appear at event benefiting local aviation, aerospace programs BY ELLIS ARNOLD EARNOLD@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

One of the busiest general-aviation airports in the country will host famed “miracle on the Hudson” pilot Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger for its 50th anniversary celebration. The gala luncheon May 25 will see Sullenberger share his credo of “leadership by personal example.” Proceeds from the event will go to benefit the Centennial Airport Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization that supports local STEM education and programs, particularly those with an emphasis on aviation and aerospace. The audience at the Denver Marriott Tech Center will hear an address from Sullenberger about the life lessons that prepared him to handle the historic moment when he saved 155 lives on a flight that landed in the Hudson River. On Jan. 15, 2009, Sullenberger lost thrust in both engines on US Airways Flight 1549 and led his crew to safely execute an emergency water landing on the river in New York. Sullenberger and the crew garnered widespread acclaim for their actions, including the passage of a congressional resolution in their honor. The crisis came

to be known as the “miracle on the Hudson” and inspired the 2016 motion picture “Sully,” in which Tom Hanks portrayed Sullenberger. Coming back to Centennial Airport to talk about leadership seemed natural for Sullenberger, who served as a fighter pilot for the Air Force from 1975-80. Originally the Arapahoe County Airport, it’s a place he became acquainted with nearly five decades ago. “When I entered the U.S. Air Force Academy, I already held a commercialpilot certificate that I had earned while still in high school,” said Sullenberger, a Texas native. “During the Thanksgiving weekend of my freshman year, I traveled to the Arapahoe County Airport to fly a Cessna 172 to get some flight time and maintain my piloting skills. I flew an hour-long flight that day. Over my four years at the academy, I had occasion to fly into (the airport) a few times.” In a changing commercial-aviation industry landscape, Sullenberger’s speech comes at a time when the future of the craft depends heavily on young hopefuls for pilot and technician positions. The nonprofit Centennial Airport Foundation supports local STEM education and programs, particularly with an emphasis on aviation and aerospace. The airport’s executive director, Robert Olislagers, reflected on Centennial Airport’s growth as an influential

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IF YOU GO The Centennial Airport 50th-anniversary gala is May 25, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Denver Marriott Tech Center at 4900 S. Syracuse St. in Denver. Individual tickets are $250 each. Table sponsorships, beginning at $3,000, are also available. Proceeds go to benefit the Centennial Airport Foundation. Tickets can be purchased at For assistance with tickets or sponsorships, contact 720-985-8580 or Centennial Airport is a general-aviation airport, which means it features flight training and medical evacuation, corporate charter, small cargo and recreational flights, among other uses — but commercialairline flights, like those on United or Southwest airlines, for example, are not part of the mix. It opened in 1968 as Arapahoe County Airport and is owned and operated by the Arapahoe County Public Airport Authority, a governmental body. It is not located in the City of Centennial, which was formed long after the airport in 2001 — the airport changed its name to “Centennial” in 1984. The airport sits at 7800 S. Peoria St., just south of East Arapahoe Road and southeast of the Topgolf entertainment complex, near the middle of Centennial. It sits mostly in unincorporated Arapahoe County but extends south into Douglas County, and it’s one of the busiest general-aviation airports in the country. part of the south Denver metro area. “From humble beginnings in 1968, Centennial Airport has grown to become one of the most respected, premier business airports in the nation,” Olislagers said. It is “an integral part of the economic success of the Denver



Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger is a former airline and U.S. Air A Force pilot who rose to fame for the “miracle on the Hudson,” the 2009 landing of a US Airways flight on the Hudson River in New York. Sullenberger will be the headline speaker at Centennial Airport’s 50th anniversary celebration May 25. COURTESY PHOTO G

south metro area, and being able to celebrate 50 years of aviation excellence with Captain Sullenberger, who exemplifies excellence in aviation, is a fitting tribute to not only the airport, but to all who have made our success B possible.”

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Ain’t Misbehavin’: playing May 18 to June 17 at Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main St., Littleton. Tickets on sale at the box office or online at

ART/CRAFTS Open Studio: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 24 at the Lone Tree Library, 10055 Library Way, Lone Tree. Work on craft or hobby projects in our studio using libraryprovided supplies, or bring your own. No registration required; contact 303-791-7323 or


A Newsies Musical Revue: auditions at 4 p.m. Friday, May 18 at Spotlight Performing Arts Center, 6328 E. County Line Road, Ste. 102, Highlands Ranch. For ages 6-18. Info: 720-44-DANCE or

Great Music from the Arts: 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 18 at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton. Presented by the Littleton Symphony Orchestra. Go to or call 303-933-6824.

Ballroom and Latin Potluck Dance Party: 8-9:30 p.m. Friday, June 1 at Adventures in Dance Studio, 1500 W. Littleton Blvd., Ste. 207, Littleton. Ballroom, Latin, swing, salsa and tango dance to DJ ballroom and Latin tunes. Swap your favorite finger food recipes. Go to https://www. event/ballroomlatin-potluckdance-party/

Trace Adkins Concert: 6-10 p.m. Thursday, June 7 at Parker Days 2018. Adkins’s “Something’s Going On” show kicks off the festival. Information and tickets at www.

Parker Days Festival: Friday, June 8 to Sunday, June 10. Parade theme is Hometown Hero, and it begins at 8:45 a.m. Saturday, June 9. Vendors will share information about their businesses, crafts and more. Information:


DCL Presents: Author Karen Kingsbury: 7-10 p.m. Wednesday, June 6 at CU South Denver, 10035 Peoria St., Parker. Go to dcl-presents-karen-kingsburytickets-44450655106 or authors-events.

Good Ol’ Fashioned Hoedown: noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 19 at Coventry Farms, 7990 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. Fundraiser and open house for The Right Step Inc. Ticket price includes all food, drinks and activities. Go to https://www.therightstepinc. org/store/c1/Featured_Products.html Order and Chaos: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19 at Englewood High School, 3800 S. Logan St., Englewood. A concert of the Arapahoe Philharmonic. Call 303-781-1892 or go to www.arapahoe-phil. org. Kristallnacht Torah: 11 a.m. Sunday, May 20 at Chabad Jewish Center of South Metro Denver, 9950 Lone Tree Parkway, Lone Tree. The Torah was rescued from one of the 1,400 synagogues that were set ablaze on the night of Nov. 9, 1938. Go to or call 303792-7222.


Pinnacle Park Grand Opening: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19 at 2160 Fox Haven Drive, Castle Rock. Go to Volkswagens on the Green Car Show: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 20 at Clement Park. Live music, a swap meet, vendors, food and lots of cars. Go to Learn About Scuba: Saturday, May 19 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Sunday, May 20 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) at A-1 Scuba & Travel Aquatic Center, 1603 W. Belleview Ave., Littleton. Try Scuba, hear about travel and equipment, enter to win prizes and more. Go to events/215162819069523/ USS Thresher Disaster, Death of a Nuclear-Powered Submarine: 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, May 21 at Southridge Recreation Center, 4800 McArthur Ranch Road, Highlands Ranch. Registration required. Go to Play Chess: 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, May 23 at the James H. LaRue Library, 9292 Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch. Drop in for friendly competition among players of all ages and abilities. Kids and families. No registration required; contact 303-791-7323 or Ms. Colorado Senior America Pageant: 2-5 p.m. Saturday, May 26 at Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. Info: 720-509-1000 or

America’s Role in WWI: Aerial Warfare: 2 p.m. Monday, May 21 at Bemis Public Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. Learn about the challenges pilots faced in their flimsy, wood and canvas covered aircraft, and the fierce air battles that raged with German warplanes. The program includes the lives of several pilot-heroes illustrating the personal experiences of American airmen. Call 303-795-3961. Brass Band Festival: 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 26 at PACE Center, 20000 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Parker. Five bands and ensembles perform. Go to www.

Naturalization Ceremony: 1:303:30 p.m. Saturday, May 26 at the Parker Library, 20105 E. Mainstreet, Parker. Douglas County Libraries in partnership with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services hosts a naturalization ceremony and celebration for new U.S. citizens. The public is welcome. A reception will follow. No registration required; contact 303-791-7323 or Highlands Ranch Field Day and Picnic: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 26 at Redstone Park, 3280 Redstone Park Circle, Highlands Ranch. Go to Enjoy iconic games, sports, activities and food trucks. Grist Brewrun: Sunday, May 27 at Grist Brewing, 8470 S. Little Rock Way, Highlands Ranch. Free 30-minute workout with Manic Training is followed by a 4-mil run, walk or ruck. Finish with brew, food and beer Olympic games. Info: Proceeds benefit Epic Experience and Vet Expeditions. 2018 Memorial Day Commemoration: 11 a.m. Monday, May 28 at the Elbert/Kiowa Cemetery, 24891 N. Elbert Road, Elbert. Join us in honoring the courage, sacrifice and service of those who fought in America’s wars. Hosted by American Legion Post 181, Kiowa-Elbert. Downtown Walking Tours: 10:30 a.m. the fourth Saturday of the month from June to September. The 45-minute tour begins at

The Courtyard on Perry Street, between Third and Fourth streets, and will conclude at the Castle Rock Museum, 420 Elbert St. Contact 303-814-3164 or museum@ Harmony Horse Expo: noon to 5 p.m. Friday, June 1, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 2 at Harmony Equine Center, 5540 E. Highway 86, Franktown. Take guided tours of the property, attend horsemanship workshops and training demonstrations, and meet adoptable horses. Go to Lawn Mower Exchange: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 2 at Arapahoe Community College, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. Go to Program helps residents get rid of their old gasoline powered mowers and switch to electric mowers. History of Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnels: 7 p.m. Thursday, June 7 at the Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock. 50th anniversary of the first blast to start construction of the tunnels; presented by senior historian Lisa Schoch from CDOT. Go to Contact 303-814-3164 or


Anticoagulation Basics, Through Thick & Thin: Learn to live with Warfarin/Coumadin: 1:30-2:30

p.m. Monday, May 21 at the South Denver Heart Center, 1000 SouthPark Drive, Littleton. Registration required. Call 303-744-1065 or go to

Diabetes, Prediabetes and Insulin Resistance: 11 a.m. to noon Monday, May 21 at the South Denver Heart Center, 1000 SouhPark Drive, Littleton. Susan Weitkunat, RD, CDE, teaches the ins and outs of diabetes and how to control blood sugar. Registration required. Call 303-744-1065 or go to www. How to Speak with Teens About Alcohol, Drugs and Mental Health: 5:30-6:50 p.m. Tuesday, May 22 at the James H. LaRue Library, 9292 Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch; and Thursday, May 24 at the Parker Library, 20105 E. Mainstreet. Presented by the Douglas County Youth Substance Abuse Coalition, in partnership with All Health, Denver Springs, Douglas County Schools, and others are providing resources and support. Mindful Eating and the Power of Pause: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 23 at the South Denver Heart Center, 1000 SouthPark Drive, Littleton. Presented by Susan Buckley, RD, CDE. Registration required. Call 303-744-1065 or go to Apple Cider Vinegar: 10-10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 26 at Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, 11402 S. Parker Road, Parker. Learn how to use apple cider vinegar to support blood sugar regulation, a healthy body weight, heart health and more. Go to http://www. Barre and Bubbles: 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 1 at Northridge Recreation Center, 8801 Broadway, Highlands Ranch. After class, enjoy champagne, apps and mingling. Must be 21-plus. Info: Search for Barre and Bubbles on Facebook.


Douglas County AAUW Scholarship: Douglas County residents in need of financial support while pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree should follow instructions and fill out application online at douglascounty-co. Application, transcripts and letters of recommendation are due by July 15. Scholarships awarded for the 2018 academic year may be used for tuition, books or childcare while attending school. Editor’s note: Calendar submissions must be received by noon Wednesday for publication the following week. To place a calendar item, go to eventlink.

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Cosplayers dressed as the cast of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy at last year’s Denver Comic Con. FILE PHOTO


family reunion for so many people.” With so much going on at the con, including hundreds of booths, celebrities signing memorabilia and taking photos,


Town Hall Arts announces new season Anticipation is one of the great pleasures in life if properly appreciated, and fans of theater and live music now have a several months of anticipation ahead of them with the announcement of Littleton’s Town Hall Arts Center 37th season. The 2018-2019 season offers up five musicals and a play — “American Idiot” runs from Sept. 7 through Oct. 7, “A Christmas Carol: The Musical” from Nov. 9 through Dec. 23, “Casa Valentina” from Jan. 11 through Feb. 3, “Dames at Sea” from Feb. 15 through March 17, “The World Goes ‘Round” from March 29 through April 28, and the season closes with “Sister Act,” which runs from May 17 to June 16. For music lovers, the new season starts with the Littleton Jazz Festival at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17, fol-

and panels with all manners of creatives, it can be easy, especially for first-timers, to feel lost and unsure about what is acceptable and allowed by visitors. Pop culture Classroom set up a section of its website at new-to-the-con/ to answer questions, and we spoke to Hubner and other participants to give advice for those new to the con.

lowed by Lannie Garrett’s “Swing Sets” running at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11, 12, 13 and 2 p.m. on the 14th. The next performance is The Patsy Decline show, running at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 18, 19, 20 and 2 p.m. on Oct. 21, followed by Buckstein’s performance at 7 p.m. on Jan. 13. The 17th Avenue Allstars Sunday, featuring the National Acappella Champions, is at 7 p.m. on Feb. 24, and The Nacho Men will be stopping by at 7 p.m. on March 3. Soul legend Hazel Miller is stopping by the center at 7 p.m. on April 7, followed by the Colorado Children’s Chorale at 7 p.m. on April 28. The season ends with the Deranged Divas at 7 p.m. on June 9. Season tickets are available now, and single tickets go on sale on July 24. For tickets and information on all the shows, visit A different kind of school band concert Littleton’s School of Rock specifically caters to those looking to master the vital rock components — guitar,

• Despite all the hoopla over celebrities and special events, Denver Comic Con very much still treasures the comic culture that created this cultural movement. Comic stores and dealers from the metro area and beyond will be selling current and classic books, and many stellar artists and writers will be on hand as well. • Andrew Middleton, a comic expert at Colorado Coins, Cards and Comics in Arvada, has attended the Comic Con numerous times, and said he loves meeting the variety of people who show up to share their love of the form. “There’s not one kind of person who loves comic books anymore,” he said. “My favorite part of the con is meeting people who you wouldn’t think are into this stuff, but it turns out really love it.” • There are two classes of comic buyers, as Middleton sees it — those who like to read the books and those who want to collect them. Those who want to read them are going to be focused on stories and characters, whereas the col-

bass, drums, piano and vocals — and take their talents to stages in Denver and beyond. School of Rock students will get the chance to live the life of a bar band at Moe’s Original BBQ, 3295 S. Broadway, at noon on Saturday, May 18, with their performance of The Doors vs. Jefferson Airplane. A pair of 1960s psychedelic rock titans, both bands made an enormous impact on musicians of the time and those still following in their footsteps 50 years later. Audiences will have the opportunity to decide which band is the better as students perform some of both bands’ best. For information and tickets, visit Jazz to start the summer at Five Points One of the great things about jazz is the diversity of musicians and styles that fit comfortably inside this dynamic and vital genre. One of the best examples of this

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lectors are going to be more interested in certain issues and willing to spend more money. Attendees should determine where their interests lie, as that will help guide their shopping. • One of the best things about the con, Middleton said, is meeting the local and regional artists that most shoppers won’t find online or in stores. Instead, they have the chance to buy them right from the source. • As with most things related to Comic Con, Middleton’s advice is to do research in advance. If a shopper is searching for a particular issue or collectible item, doing some research online will help narrow down the retailers to meet. “Most of these people are experts, so keep in mind the stories or characters you most care about, and they can offer recommendations,” he added. “Some vendors are going to feature the latest books, while others will be looking to highlight the rare stuff.”

in the metro area is the annual Five Points Jazz Festival, which will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 19 and go to 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 20. The free, family-friendly festival features more than 45 bands playing on 10 stages on Welton Street, between 26th and 29th streets. Musicians will be performing all kinds of subgenres, from jazz and bop to swing and funk. Other activities include an art and food marketplace, a musicians’ jam session, film screenings, and a family zone featuring yoga, face painting, a giant slide, jumpy castle and more. This year’s grand marshals are Wende Harston and Jim “Daddio” Walker. For more information and complete schedule. visit www.ArtsandVenues. com/FivePointsJazz. Clarke’s Concert of the Week — Japandroids at the Ogden Last year, Vancouver’s Japandroids reaffirmed their status as one of the purest rock bands working in modern music with their third album, “Near to the Wild Heart of Life.” I saw them on their first tour in years that March and they completely blew me away. Which means I can objectively say that nobody should miss Japandroids as they stop by the Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Avenue, at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22. Not only will the show feature Japandroids but indie rock legends Wolf Parade. The group made some of the early 2000’s catchiest rock records and went on indefinite hiatus in 2011. The group returned in January of last year and released a great album called “Cry Cry Cry” in October. Together, Japandroids and Wolf Parade make up one of the best bills of the year, so tickets should be purchased posthaste. Visit for tickets and more. Clarke Reader’s column on culture appears on a weekly basis. A community editor with Colorado Community Media, he can be reached creader@

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Misc. Notices Asbestos Management Plans Asbestos Management Plans - In compliance with federal guidelines, Jeffco Public Schools make asbestos management plans for schools and other district facilities available for public inspection. Parents, employees or interested citizens may review the management plan for any school facility and have copies made at their own expense. Each school¹s management plan is available at the school, and plans for all district buildings are on file at the Jeffco Public Schools¹ Office of Environmental Services, 809 Quail St., Building 4, Lakewood. Call 303-982-2349. First Publication: May 17, 2018 Last Publication: May 17, 2018 Publisher: Lakewood Sentinel Notice of Stormwater Program Notice of Stormwater Program-Notice is hereby given that Jeffco Public Schools is seeking input on the implementation of their stormwater program as required by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. This program requires that the school district implement a program that educates the public and prevents water pollution from our sites. A copy of the current program can be obtained from Environmental Services by calling 303-982-2349. Any input or questions are welcomed and should be communicated by December 31, 2018. First Publication: May 17, 2018 Last Publication: May 17, 2018 Publisher: Lakewood Sentinel Want To Purchase minerals and other oil/gas interests. Send details to: P.O. Box 13557 Denver, CO 80201


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The Mountain Vista Girls Soccer team lifts up goalkeeper Kylee Love on May 11 at Shea Stadium as the Golden Eagles defeated Arapahoe 4-3 in a shootout after two overtime periods left the second-round playoff game tied 0-0. PAUL DISALVO

Baseball teams set for state tournament STAFF REPORT

After regional tournaments May 12 and 13, teams are set to compete in the Class 3A, 4A and 5A double-elimination portion of the state baseball tournaments. Mountain Vista, Arapahoe, Heritage and Rock Canyon are south metro 5A teams that advanced. Valor Christian will be seeking its third straight 4A title and Lutheran is in the 3A field. Games during the first two days of the 5A state bracket on May 18-19 will be played at All-City Stadium and Metro State. Games for the final two days of the 5A event on May 2526 will be held at All-City Stadium. The 4A tournament will be held at All-Star Park in Lakewood and Bishop Machebeuf High School the first two days before moving to Metro State on May 25-26. The 3A tournament will be held in Greeley at Butch Butler Field and at Niwot High School. Mountain Vista, which routed Mullen 17-2 in the opener, beat Legend 10-5 to win the Region 1 championship and advanced to the doubleelimination state tournament. Grant Magill went 3-for-3 and drove in two runs against Legend and Sam Ireland also had three hits and two

SCHEDULE Undefeated Mountain Vista opens the double-elimination portion of the 5A state baseball tournament against Arapahoe in a 10 a.m. contest May 18 at All-City Stadium in Denver. Heritage plays Mountain Range in an opening 10 a.m. contest at Metro State on May 18, while Rock Canyon faces Pine Creek at Metro State in a 12:30 p.m. contest. Winners of the four opening games will play again May 18 at 3 p.m. First games in the losers bracket are set for May 19. Two-time defending 4A state champion Valor Christian opens with a 10 a.m. contest against Holy Family at Bishop Machebeuf on May 18. In the 3A bracket, Lutheran plays Lamar at 10 a.m. at Butch Butler Field in Greeley. All three tournaments continue May 19 with four teams advancing to games May 25-26. RBIs. Ireland had three hits and five RBIs in the victory over Mullen. Justin Boyd and Hank Bard each had a pair of hits for the Titans in the game against Vista. Arapahoe edged Fort Collins, 5-2, to win the Region 2 championship. The Warriors collected 14 hits against the Lambkins, who beat

Douglas County 3-2 in 10 innings, to advance to the finals. Preston Scheidt and Brandon Dryer each had three hits and Dryer drove in three runs to pace the Arapahoe attack. Dryer also had three hits and three RBIs in the Warriors’ 12-0 opening win over Prairie View. Heritage captured the Region 5 title with a 9-4 victory over Chaparral. The Eagles, which beat Chaparral 9-8 in eight innings on April 30, were led offensively by junior Eric McKnight who went 4-for-4, scored twice and had three RBIs in the 15hit attack. Rock Canyon knocked off perennial state contender Cherry Creek, 5-4, to win the Region 8 title. The Jaguars went 13 innings before earning a 6-4 victory over Monarch to move on to the title game. Valor Christian, which edged Kennedy 2-1 in the first game, posted an 11-4 victory over Berthoud to win the 4A Region 5 title. It was the 15th straight win for the two-time defending 4A state champion Eagles. Lutheran rode the one-hit pitching of junior Corbyn Seymore to a 7-0 shutout over Bennett in the finals of the Class 3A Region 2 tournament. Jacob Chwialkowski had three hits and Noa Vogel got two hits and three RBIs to pace the Lions’ offense.

t’s been said many times that golf is an unpredictable sport that requires plenty of mental grit. For myself, golf has always been pretty predictably bad, with a few good shots and holes but very few OVERTIME good rounds. And the mental fortitude has always been missing, since after a good hole, I have myself talked into botching the tee shot on the next hole. Highlands Ranch Jim Benton senior Jenna Chun know all about how golf can be unpredictable, but she has the mental strength to handle it, as she displayed last season at the Class 5A state tournament. After an opening round 83 at The Club at Rolling Hills, she rallied with a 1-under par 71 to tie Grandview’s Amy Chitkoksoong for medalist honors and force a playoff for the individual state title. Chun had a chance to win but missed a putt on the second playoff hole and also couldn’t hole a bogey putt on the third extra hole. Chitkoksoong ran in her bogey putt and was crowned the state champ with a bogey putt. It was a disheartening finish to a very good day but Chun faced the music, acted like a winner and answered question after question following the awards ceremonies. “The best I’ve ever seen Jenna Chun was after the state meet,” said Highlands Ranch coach Jon Cushing. “She took defeat with a lot of grace. Golf is such a mental sport. She has come back this year with a great mental attitude. She doesn’t let one high score on a hole affect her.” Chun, who carded a two-over-par 74 at the Central regional tournament at South Suburban on May 7, won three Continental League tournaments and the league’s Player of the Year. Ralston Valley coach Wendy Davis is another person who can attest to the unpredictability of a two-day state tournament. The Mustangs were five shots off the lead after the opening round but won their first state golf championship by nine shots after a remarkable round in which the average round for the three scoring golfers was 76.3. SEE BENTON, P39

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Area teams advance in girls soccer playoffs STAFF REPORT

Mountain Vista and Rock Canyon won close second-round matches on May 11 to advance to the quarterfinals of the girls Class 5A soccer playoffs. Quarterfinal matches were scheduled to be held May 16, with the state semifinals slated for May 19 at Echo Park Automotive Stadium in Parker. The championship match is set for May 23 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City. Class 5A second-round highlights Mountain Vista 0, Arapahoe 0 (OT): The defending state champion Golden Eagles, who won two playoff shootouts last season, survived another by outscoring Arapahoe 4-3 on penalty kicks. This was a rematch of last season’s title game that saw Vista down Arapahoe, 3-1. The Warriors’ season ended with a 12-4-1 record. Rock Canyon 1, Castle View 0: Jamie Tatum, off an assist from Catherine Brown, scored the winning goal in the Jaguars’ win. Castle View finished with a 10-5-2 record. Columbine 2, ThunderRidge 1 (OT): Maddie Duren scored for the Grizzlies, but Tessa Barton’s second goal gave the Rebels a second-round overtime win. ThunderRidge saw its season end with a 12-5 record. Cherokee Trail 2, Cherry Creek 1: The Cougars edged Creek for the second time this season and ended the campaign for the Bruins with a 11-6 record.

In the 4A playoffs, Littleton and Valor Christian moved on to the quarterfinals with second-round victories. Quarterfinal matches were slated for May 16, with semifinal games set for May 19 at Legacy Stadium in Aurora. Class 5A first-round scores Rock Canyon 4, Fort Collins 1; Mountain Vista 10, Adams City 0; Cherry Creek 4, Prairie View 2; ThunderRidge 5, Lakewood 0; Castle View 5, Brighton 1; Legacy 5, Heritage 0; Broomfield 7, Legend 1 Class 4A second-round highlights Littleton 3, Mullen 1: Sarah Payson scored twice and Anna Newby once in the Lions’ victory. Valor Christian 2, The Classical Academy 1: Jenna Siebert and Kaleigh Kreimeyer scored second-half goals in the Eagles’ triumph. Silver Creek 2, Ponderosa 1 (OT): Carolyn Ho got the Mustangs’ goal but Alexa Karsel’s tally in the 87th minute eliminated the Mustangs from the playoffs with an overtime loss. Pondo finished with a 12-5 record. Class 4A first-round scores Valor Christian 5, George Washington 0; Ponderosa 2, Skyline 0; Littleton 2, Palmer Ridge 1 (OT) Class 3A In the Class 3A state playoffs, Lutheran moved into the quarterfinals, while SkyView Academy sustained a

Arapahoe’s Camryn MacMillan (20) heads the ball away from the goal as several Mountain Vista players try to get a piece of it. The Golden Eagles won in a 4-3 shootout after two overtime periods left the game tied 0-0 on May 11 at Shea Stadium in Highlands Ranch. PAUL DISALVO second-round loss. Quarterfinals were scheduled for May 16. Lutheran 6, Alamosa 0: The Lions, who drew a first-round bye, used two goals and an assist from Carli Haney and Abigail Justus’ goal and two assists to beat Alamosa in the second round contest on May 12. Colorado Academy 4, SkyView

Academy 0: The Hawks lost for the second time this season to Colorado Academy and saw their season end with a 9-8 record. SkyView Academy 4, KIPP Denver Collegiate 0: Olivia Brown’s two goals paced the Hawks, which scored all four goals in the first half of the May 9 match.





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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (855411-2372) or both. However, the filing of a complaint in and of itself will not stop the foreclosure process. First Publication: 4/26/2018 Last Publication: 5/24/2018 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 2/28/2018 CHRISTINE DUFFY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee

Public Trustees



Littleton NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2018-0063

Highlands Ranch NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2018-0042

Highlands Ranch NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2018-0050

To Whom It May Concern: On 3/16/2018 2:39:00 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.

To Whom It May Concern: On 2/21/2018 3:01:00 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.

To Whom It May Concern: On 2/27/2018 4:34:00 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: MATHEW A. EPP AND ASHLEY M. EPP Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR FIRST DIRECT LENDING, A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: TOWNE MORTGAGE COMPANY Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 12/10/2016 Recording Date of DOT: 1/5/2017 Reception No. of DOT: 2017000949 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $353,733.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $350,049.64

Original Grantor: JENNIFER L MAYBERRY Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR HOMEWARD RESIDENTIAL INC Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 6/15/2016 Recording Date of DOT: 6/15/2016 Reception No. of DOT: 2016038501 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $321,300.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $314,532.35

Original Grantor: TIMOTHY J. KIZUKA Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS OF COLORADO, LLC Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: CARRINGTON MORTGAGE SERVICES, LLC Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 8/20/2009 Recording Date of DOT: 9/2/2009 Reception No. of DOT: 2009069705 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $80,142.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $68,785.52

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.

Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and other violations of the terms thereof.

Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and other violations of the terms thereof.




The 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.

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



Which has the address of: 7846 Canvasback Circle, Littleton, CO 80125

Which has the address of: 6561 Freeport Drive, Highlands Ranch, CO 80130


Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and other violations of the terms thereof.**

Which has the address of: 813 Summer Dr. #5-B, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126

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

PUBLIC NOTICE Highlands Ranch NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2018-0047 To Whom It May Concern: On 2/26/2018 4:10:00 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: TERANCE LERON FREEMAN AND JEANNINE WILLY FREEMAN Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR PACIFIC UNION FINANCIAL, LLC Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: PACIFIC UNION FINANCIAL, LLC Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 8/17/2015 Recording Date of DOT: 8/19/2015 Reception No. of DOT: 2015059358 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $345,132.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $357,325.68

Pursuant to the Loan Modification Agreement recorded July 19, 2017 at reception # 2017048837



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.

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, July 11, 2018, 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.

THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 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.

If you believe that your lender or servicer has failed to provide a single point of contact (38-38-103.1 CRS) or they are still pursuing foreclosure even though you have submitted a completed loss mitigation application or you have been offered and have accepted a loss mitigation option (38-38-103.2 CRS), you may file a complaint with the Colorado Attorney General (720-508-6006) or the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (855411-2372) or both. However, the filing of a complaint in and of itself will not stop the foreclosure process.

If you believe that your lender or servicer has failed to provide a single point of contact (38-38-103.1 CRS) or they are still pursuing foreclosure even though you have submitted a completed loss mitigation application or you have been offered and have accepted a loss mitigation option (38-38-103.2 CRS), you may file a complaint with the Colorado Attorney General (720-508-6006) or the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (855411-2372) or both. However, the filing of a complaint in and of itself will not stop the foreclosure process.

First Publication: 5/17/2018 Last Publication: 6/14/2018 Publisher: Douglas County News Press

First Publication: 4/19/2018 Last Publication: 5/17/2018 Publisher: Douglas County News Press

Dated: 3/19/2018 CHRISTINE DUFFY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is:

Dated: 2/23/2018 CHRISTINE DUFFY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is:

NICHOLAS H. SANTARELLI Colorado Registration #: 46592 9800 S. MERIDIAN BLVD. SUITE 400, ENGLEWOOD, COLORADO 80112 Phone #: (303) 706-9990 Fax #: (303) 706-9994 Attorney File #: 18-017654

NICHOLE WILLIAMS Colorado Registration #: 49611 1199 BANNOCK STREET, DENVER, COLORADO 80204 Phone #: (303) 350-3711 Fax #: Attorney File #: 00000007370174

First Publication: 4/26/2018 Last Publication: 5/24/2018 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 2/28/2018 CHRISTINE DUFFY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee

If you believe that your lender or servicer has failed to provide a single point of contact (38-38-103.1 CRS) or they are still pursuing foreclosure even though you have submitted a completed loss mitigation application or you have been offered and have accepted a loss mitigation option (38-38-103.2 CRS), you may file a complaint with the Colorado Attorney General (720-508-6006) or the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (855411-2372) or both. However, the filing of a complaint in and of itself will not stop the foreclosure process.

*YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website :

*YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website:

The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is:

First Publication: 4/26/2018 Last Publication: 5/24/2018 Publisher: Douglas County News Press

Legal Notice No.: 2018-0063 First Publication: 5/17/2018 Last Publication: 6/14/2018 Publisher: Douglas County News Press

Legal Notice No.: 2018-0042 First Publication: 4/19/2018 Last Publication: 5/17/2018 Publisher: Douglas County News Press

NICHOLE WILLIAMS Colorado Registration #: 49611 1199 BANNOCK STREET, DENVER, COLORADO 80204 Phone #: (303) 350-3711 Fax #: Attorney File #: 00000007345820

Dated: 2/28/2018 CHRISTINE DUFFY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is:

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, June 20, 2018, 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. If you believe that your lender or servicer has failed to provide a single point of contact (38-38-103.1 CRS) or they are still pursuing foreclosure even though you have submitted a completed loss mitigation application or you have been offered and have accepted a loss mitigation option (38-38-103.2 CRS), you may file a complaint with the Colorado Attorney General (720-508-6006) or the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (855411-2372) or both. However, the filing of a complaint in and of itself will not stop the foreclosure process.


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First Publication: 4/26/2018 The name, address and telephone numbers of Last Publication: 5/24/2018 the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of Publisher: Douglas County News Press To advertise your public notices call 303-566-4100 the indebtedness is: Dated: 2/28/2018 NICHOLE WILLIAMS CHRISTINE DUFFY Colorado Registration #: 49611 DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee 1199 BANNOCK STREET, The name, address and telephone numbers of DENVER, COLORADO 80204 the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of Phone #: (303) 350-3711 the indebtedness is: Fax #: Attorney File #: 00000007345820 NICHOLE WILLIAMS Colorado Registration #: 49611 1199 BANNOCK STREET, *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DENVER, COLORADO 80204 DATES on the Public Trustee website: Phone #: (303) 350-3711 Fax #: Attorney File #: 00000007284581 Legal Notice No.: 2018-0050 First Publication: 4/26/2018 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE Last Publication: 5/24/2018 DATES on the Public Trustee website: Publisher: Douglas County News Press



tact (38-38-103.1 CRS) or they are still pursuing foreclosure even though you have submitted a completed loss mitigation application or you have been offered and have accepted a loss mitigation option (38-38-103.2 CRS), you may file a complaint with the Colorado Attorney General (720-508-6006) or the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (855411-2372) or both. However, the filing of a complaint in and of itself will not stop the foreclosure process.


Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 9, BLOCK 3, HIGHLANDS RANCH FILING NO. 68-A, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 9383 Princeton Street, Highlands Ranch, CO 80130 NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 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.

NICHOLE WILLIAMS Colorado Registration #: 49611 1199 BANNOCK STREET,

Public Trustees

Legal Notice No.: 2018-0047 First Publication: 4/26/2018 Last Publication: 5/24/2018 Publisher: Douglas County News Press


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:


You and each of you are hereby notified that on the 6th day of November 2014 the then County Treasurer of the County of Douglas, in the State of Colorado, sold at public tax lien sale to Douglas County the following described real estate situate in the County of Douglas, State of Colorado, to wit:

5 MINERAL ACRES (5/520 INTEREST) IN SW1/4, S1/2NW1/4 31-9-65 & NW1/4, N1/2SW1/4, SE1/4SW1/4 6-10-65 TOTAL = 520 AM/L MIN INT = 5 AM/L and said County Treasurer issued a certificate of purchase therefore to Douglas County. That said tax lien sale was made to satisfy the delinquent* taxes assessed against said real estate for the year 2013. That said real estate was taxed or specially assessed in the name(s) of W B Dinnin for said year 2013

That on the 26th day of January 2018 said Douglas County assigned said certificate of purchase to HAI Consulting Inc. That said HAI Consulting Inc on the 26th day of January 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 23rd day of August 2018 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 10th day of May 2018 /s/ Peter L Boyd Chief Deputy Treasurer Douglas County Legal Notice No.: 933322 First Publication: May 10, 2018 Second Publication: May 17, 2018 Last Publication: May 24, 2018 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press


A public hearing will be held on June 4, 2018 at 7:00PM before the Planning Commission, and on June 12, 2018 at 2:30PM before the Board of County Commissioners in the Commissioner’s Hearing Room, 100 Third Street, Castle Rock, CO for approval of a use by special review for a veterinary clinic in the A-1 zone district. The subject land is located approximately 2,500 feet south of the Dahlberg Road and Lake Gulch Road intersection. For more information call Douglas County Planning (303) 660-7460. File No./Name: US2018-002/6735 Dahlberg Road Legal Notice No.: 933331 First Publication: May 17, 2018 Last Publication: May 17, 2018 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press

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Cherry Creek girls capture state tennis crown success, and neither sister lost a set all season. Their father, Rob, was a state singles champion at Manual. Mother Julie was a double champ at Cherry Tennis is in the blood of Cherry Creek. Robby, now a freshman at VilCreek’s freshman twin sisters Eliza lanova, was a No. 2 singles champion and Nicole Hill. for Creek in 2016 and brother Drew, It’s something natural for them a junior, was second at No. 1 doubles because the family has played and last fall. watched a lot of tennis. “I’ve been coming here for so long The sisters helped the Bruins win watching my brothers, cheering them the Class 5A state championship May on and now I finally got to play on 11 at the Gates Tennis Center. Eliza won the No. 2 singles state title these courts,” said Eliza. “It’s amazing. I don’t have words to describe when she defeated Alexis Bernthal of how great this is, coming in as a freshFairview, 6-1, 6-3. Nicole captured the man and taking the state championNo. 3 singles crown with a 6-3, 6-1 vicship.” tory over Jenesse Johnson of Denver Eliza played at No. 2 singles after East. beating her sister in two early season The Bruins easily won their second straight state title and 34th overall with challenge matches. “I got lucky,” said Eliza. “I’m not 85 points compared to 38 for runnerbetter than her. We usually split wins up Poudre. depending on who has the better day. ThunderRidge, Regis Jesuit, Rock I just happened to have two better Canyon and Mountain Vista finished days.” in a four-way tie for sixth place with Nicole echoed her sister’s thoughts 15 points each. Public Notice about winning a state title after watchEliza and Nicole are the latest in the ing her brothers and then emphasized Hill family to enjoy state tournament PUBLIC INVITATION TO BID BY JIM BENTON JBENTON@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

Separate sealed bids for CHAMBERS ROAD WIDENING PROJECT (LINCOLN TO MAINSTREET) DOUGLAS COUNTY PROJECT CI of an tourna2016-014 pressure will be received by important the Owner, Douglas County Government, Department of watching. ment with more people Public Works Engineering, Philip S. Miller Buildof the of focus was ing, 100 Third“One Street, Suite 220,points Castle Rock, CO 80104, until Tuesday, June 5, 2018,the at 2:00 just talking about environment,” FROM PAGE 32 p.m. This project provides for the widening of Chambers Road Lincoln Creek to Mainstreet by Chris Jacob. saidfrom Cherry coach increasing the number of thru traffic lanes from “Even though we hosted Wait until next year two to four, installing a 10-foot wide multi-use the regionals path alongand the east side,of and thegirls proposed some the have been down Next season’s Class 5A girls state roadway section will accommodate left-turn here to watch state,also it’sin-totally differtennis tournament could be interestlanes where warranted. This project installing a traffic signal at the southern ent when you are playing with the ing because most of the freshmancludes intersection of Chambers Road and Cosmopolitan Circle. pressure of the crowd.” standouts from this year will be back.


Of the 11 those Six of the 12 players in the ClassThe Contract Documents willplayers be availableincluding after 10:00 a.m. on on Monday, Mayteams 14, 2018,that through doubles won state 5A 5A singles semifinals were freshmen. Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System Website championships, there were seven Thirty-one freshmen played in the( or they may be obtained at the above address. Elecfreshman two sophomores. tournament and even more sopho-tronic versions of the Plans and obtained by any other means than as described above may not be mores qualified — too many to count. complete or accurate, and it is the Bidder’s reshootouts The youth movement cast a tentasponsibilitySoccer to obtain a complete set of the Project PlansI’m and going Specifications. to get Douglas on my soapbox tive feeling over the tournament beCounty will not be held responsible for misinformation received planthere rooms. needs to be againfrom andprivate claim cause of the uncertainty of how the better way to winners players would play with the addedA PRE-BIDa CONFERENCE will determine be held at

City and County Public Notice PUBLIC INVITATION TO BID

Separate sealed bids for CHAMBERS ROAD WIDENING PROJECT (LINCOLN TO MAINSTREET) DOUGLAS COUNTY PROJECT CI 2016-014 will be received by the Owner, Douglas County Government, Department of Public Works Engineering, Philip S. Miller Building, 100 Third Street, Suite 220, Castle Rock, CO 80104, until Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. This project provides for the widening of Chambers Road from Lincoln to Mainstreet by increasing the number of thru traffic lanes from two to four, installing a 10-foot wide multi-use path along the east side, and the proposed roadway section will accommodate left-turn lanes where warranted. This project also includes installing a traffic signal at the southern intersection of Chambers Road and Cosmopolitan Circle. The Contract Documents will be available after 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 14, 2018, through Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System Website ( or they may be obtained at the above address. Electronic versions of the Plans obtained by any other means than as described above may not be complete or accurate, and it is the Bidder’s responsibility to obtain a complete set of the Project Plans and Specifications. Douglas County will not be held responsible for misinformation received from private plan rooms.

A PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at the Department of Public Works Engineering, Philip S. Miller Building, 100 Third Street, Suite 220, Castle Rock, CO 80104. All questions are due to Neil Sarno, Project Engineer by 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. The Bid Opening will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at the same address. The Project includes the following major items and approximate quantities:

10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at the Department of Public Works Engineering, Philip S. Miller Building, 100 Third Street, Suite 220, Castle Rock, CO 80104. All questions are due to Neil Sarno, Project Engineer by 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. The Bid Opening will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at the same address.

City and County

The Project includes the following major items and approximate quantities: • Hot Mix Asphalt, 12,466 Ton • Aggregate Base Course, 10,757 CY • Median Cover Material (Exposed Aggregate) 35,836 SF • Unclassified Excavation (Complete In Place) 22,846 CY • Overexcavation (24 Inches) 11,270 CY • Curb and Gutter Type2 (Sections I-M, II-M, II-B) 13,389 LF • Concrete Sidewalk (6 Inch) 8,916 SY • Removal of Temporary and Install of New Traffic Signal Equipment • Drainage-Reinforced Concrete Pipe (CIP), Inlets and Manholes • Signing and Striping • Erosion Control Prior to submitting a Bid Proposal, Bidders shall have received prequalification status (active status) with the Colorado Department of Transportation to bid on individual projects of the size and kind of work as set forth herein. Any questions on the bidding process shall be directed to Neil Sarno, Project Engineer at 303.660.7490. Plan holder information, can be found on the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System Website. Legal Notice No.: 933323 First Publication: May 10, 2018 Second Publication: May 17, 2018 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Account Number: 00012184

there was no pressure about playing in a Cherry Creek program that has had so much success in tennis. Besides the Hills, the Bruins won three doubles titles as Micha Handler and Miranda Kawula were first in No. 1 doubles, Anna Fusaris and Halley Mackiernan at No. 2 doubles, and Emily Wilkins and Dahlia Rappaport captured the No. 4 doubles crown. The tournament was condensed to two days from three because of the threat of rainy weather on May 12, but the change didn’t stop Rock Canyon sophomore Meghna Chowdhury from making school history. She became the first Rock Canyon player to advance to the state finals. She lost 6-4, 6-4 in the No. 1 singles finale to Poudre’s Ky Eaton, who won her second straight championship. “When I first got on the court, it was nerve-racking, with so many people with cameras,” said Chowdhury, who didn’t qualify for the state tournament last season. “But this was the NOTICE first time anybody from RockPUBLIC Canyon has made the finals. “ NOTICE OF

HOW THEY FINISHED Results from the finals of the Class 5A state girls tennis tournament, which was held May 10 and 11 at the Gates Tennis Center in Denver: Team scores Cherry Creek 85, Poudre 38, Denver East 29, Fort Collins 22, Fairview 17, Mountain Vista 15, Regis Jesuit 15, Rock Canyon 15, ThunderRidge 15 No. 1 singles Championship: Ky Eaton, Poudre, def. Meghna Chowdhury, Rock Canyon, 6-4, 6-4. Third place: Veronika Bruetting, ThunderRidge, def. Deena Abdulloeva, Cherry Creek, 6-2, 6-3. No. 2 singles Championship: Eliza Hill, Cherry Creek, def. Alexis Bernthal, Fairview, 3-6, 6-1. Third place: Marina Youngdahl, Monarch, def. Alyssa Kawakami, Fort Collins, 6-2, 6-4. No. 3 singles Championship: Nicole Hill, Cherry Creek, def. Jenesse Johnson, Denver East, 6-1, 6-3. Third place: Anna Hoffman, Poudre, def. Amber Skillicom, Fruita Monument, 2-6, 7-6. -2.

No. 1 doubles Championship: Micha Handler-Miranda Kawula, Cherry Creek, def. Ashlen Grote-Sammy Bheemireddy, Mountain Vista, 6-3, 6-0. Third place: Kendall Moore-Caitlin Quirk, Chatfield, def. CONTRACTORS SETTLEMENT Delsie Johnson-Lilly Tucker, Fort Collins , 6-2, 6-3. COUNTY OF DOUGLAS STATE OF COLORADO

No. 2 doubles of playoff soccer games than NOTICE other IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to SecChampionship: Anna Fusaris-Hailey Mackieman, Public Notice tion 38-26-107, C.R.S., as amended, that on penalty kick shootouts. June 16, 2018, final settlement will be made by Cherry Creek, def. Maddie Darre-KellyWulf, Denver Soccer is a team game. DeterminINVITATION FOR BID (IFB) the County of Douglas, State of Colorado, for East, 4-6, 7-5, 6-2. Third place: Lindy HickmanNO. 016-18 and on account of a contract between Douglas ing the winning postseason team County and Martin Marietta Materials Inc. for ROBERT A. CHRISTENSEN Rebecca Kirby, Poudre, def. Tedy Reed-Olivia the 2017 ASPHALT PROJECT JUSTICE CENTER COURTROOM with a shootout, which most timesOVERLAY is DOUGLAS COUNTY PROJECT NUMBER CI MILLWORK REPAIRS Santangelo, Chatfi eld, 6-4, 6-2. & REPLACEMENT determined by luck2017-003 or aninindividual’s Douglas County; and that any person, co-partnership, association or corporation The Facilities, Fleet and Emergency Support skill, needs to be altered. doublesServices Department of Douglas County Govthat has an unpaid claim againstNo. said3Martin The best way would be Materials to let the Marietta Inc. for or on account of the ernment, referred toNeff as the County, Championship: Marie hereinafter Manassez-Grace , Regis furnishing of labor, materials, team hire, sustenrespectfully requests bids from responsible and teams continue to play , but then you qualifiedSlaughter-Sunny firms for the repair and/or replacement ance, provisions, provender or other supplies Jesuit, def. Aurora Taylor, Fort of existing courtroom millwork in three (3) used or consumed by such contractor or any of get into the problem with fatigue Collins, 6-2, 2-6, 6-1. Third place:within Sydney courtrooms located the HaithRobert A. his subcontractors in or about the performance and the chance of injuries. team’s Justice 4000 Justice Way, of said work, A or that supplied rental machinery, Lexie Fisher,Christensen Cherry Creek, def.Center, Mia Nguyen-Felicia Castle Rock, Colorado 80109. tools, or equipment to the extent used in the prodepth would be tested as more substi7-5, 6-3. secution of said work, may at any timeTay, up toGrandview, and tute players would including need to betime used. The IFB documents may be reviewed and/or said of such final settlement on printed the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing said June 16, 2018, file a verified No. statement of 4 doublesSystem from So suggestions are website at www.rockymountainbidsysthe needed. amount due Maybe and unpaid on account of such IFB documents are not available for claim with the Board of County Championship: Emily Wilkins-Dahlia Rappaport, let the teams continue to play 9 vs. 9 Commissioners, from Douglas County Government and c/o Director of Public Works Engineering, with a Cherry Creek,purchase def. Lauren Rice-Mikaela or even 7 vs. 7 untilcopy a team getsEngineer, that Dan Roberts can only be accessed from theHaas, above-mento the Project P.E., tioned website. IFB documents are Department of Public Works Engineering, Philip Lakewood, 6-1, 6-2. Third While place:the Sienna DilworthGolden Goal. available electronically, Douglas County cannot S. Miller Building, 100 Third Street, Suite 220, Katherine Stary, East, def. Ellie HuettelacceptDenver electronic bid responses. Castle Rock, CO 80104. Jim Benton is a sports writer for LuciestatePaul, Boulder, 6-3, 6-4.MAY 23, 2018 @ 10:00AM Colorado Community Media. ON WEDNESDAY, Failure on the part of claimant to file such

City and County PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF CONTRACTORS SETTLEMENT COUNTY OF DOUGLAS STATE OF COLORADO NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to Section 38-26-107, C.R.S., as amended, that on June 16, 2018, final settlement will be made by the County of Douglas, State of Colorado, for and on account of a contract between Douglas County and Martin Marietta Materials Inc. for the 2017 ASPHALT OVERLAY PROJECT DOUGLAS COUNTY PROJECT NUMBER CI 2017-003 in Douglas County; and that any person, co-partnership, association or corporation that has an unpaid claim against said Martin Marietta Materials Inc. for or on account of the furnishing of labor, materials, team hire, sustenance, provisions, provender or other supplies used or consumed by such contractor or any of his subcontractors in or about the performance of said work, or that supplied rental machinery, tools, or equipment to the extent used in the prosecution of said work, may at any time up to and including said time of such final settlement on said June 16, 2018, file a verified statement of the amount due and unpaid on account of such claim with the Board of County Commissioners, c/o Director of Public Works Engineering, with a copy to the Project Engineer, Dan Roberts P.E., Department of Public Works Engineering, Philip S. Miller Building, 100 Third Street, Suite 220, Castle Rock, CO 80104. Failure on the part of claimant to file such statement prior to such final settlement will relieve said County of Douglas from all and any liability for such claimant's claim. The Board of Douglas County Commissioners of the County of Douglas, Colorado, By: Janet Herman, P.E., Director of Public Works Engineering. Legal Notice No.: 933350 First Publication: May 17, 2018 Second Publication: May 24, 2018

ment prior to such final settlement will relieve said County of Douglas from all and any liability for such claimant's claim.

City and County

The Board of Douglas County Commissioners of the County of Douglas, Colorado, By: Janet Herman, P.E., Director of Public Works Engineering. Legal Notice No.: 933350 First Publication: May 17, 2018 Second Publication: May 24, 2018 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Account Number: 00012184 Public Notice INVITATION FOR BID (IFB) NO. 016-18 ROBERT A. CHRISTENSEN JUSTICE CENTER COURTROOM MILLWORK REPAIRS & REPLACEMENT The Facilities, Fleet and Emergency Support Services Department of Douglas County Government, hereinafter referred to as the County, respectfully requests bids from responsible and qualified firms for the repair and/or replacement of existing courtroom millwork in three (3) courtrooms located within the Robert A. Christensen Justice Center, 4000 Justice Way, Castle Rock, Colorado 80109. The IFB documents may be reviewed and/or printed from the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System website at IFB documents are not available for purchase from Douglas County Government and can only be accessed from the above-mentioned website. While the IFB documents are available electronically, Douglas County cannot accept electronic bid responses. ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2018 @ 10:00AM THERE WILL BE A MANDATORY SITE VISIT RELATED TO THIS PROJECT. THE MANDATORY SITE VISIT WILL ALLOW ALL INTERESTED PARTIES THE OPPORTUNITY TO VIEW TWO (2) VACANT COURTROOMS (FOR REFERENCE) AND DISCUSS THE PROJECT DETAILS. THE MANDATORY SITE VISIT WILL BEGIN IN THE MAIN LOBBY OF THE ROBERT A. CHRISTENSEN JUSTICE CENTER, 4000 JUSTICE WAY, CASTLE ROCK, COLORADO 80109. ONLY THOSE PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS ATTENDING THE MAN-


City and County

Three (3) copies of the bid response shall be submitted in a sealed envelope plainly marked “IFB No. 016-18, RACJC Courtroom Millwork Repairs & Replacement” and mailed or handcarried to the address shown below prior to the due date and time. Electronic and/or faxed bid responses will not be accepted. Bids will be received until 2:00pm, on Monday, June 4, 2018 by the Douglas County Finance Department, Purchasing Division, 100 Third Street, Suite 130, Castle Rock, Colorado 80104. Bids will not be considered which are received after the time stated, and any bids so received will be returned unopened.

Douglas County Government reserves the right to reject any and all bids, to waive formalities, informalities, or irregularities contained in a said bid and furthermore, to award a contract for items herein, either in whole or in part, if it is deemed to be in the best interest of the County to do so. Additionally, we reserve the right to negotiate optional items/services with the successful bidder.

Please direct any questions concerning this IFB to Carolyn Riggs, Purchasing Supervisor, 303660-7434,, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Legal Notice No.: 933371 First Publication: May 17, 2018 Last Publication: May 17, 2018 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press

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