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Sheriff set to cap career Grayson Robinson steps down this week By George Lurie

glurie@coloradocommunitymedia.com After more than four decades of public service, Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson will take off his uniform for the last time on Jan. 31. A retirement ceremony for the popular sheriff will be held at the Arapahoe County Justice Center on his last day and it’s a good bet a few tears will be shed during the speeches extolling the career of one of Colorado’s most highly respected lawmen. Humble and self-effacing to the end, Robinson, 63, a native of western Pennsylvania, said this week that he would rather talk about “the outstanding men and

women I’ve been blessed to work with than about myself.” Pressed to reflect on his career, the sheriff said, “The last 42 years have been a wonderful adventure. I come from a family of teachers with a long history of community service. I always had a mindset of having a career with a purpose and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others.” Robinson was accepted into the Littleton Police Academy at age 21, and he said, “I’ve never looked back. Serving as a public safety officer is all I’ve ever wanted to do.” After working for the Littleton police department for 20 years, Robinson joined the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office as a captain and worked as division commander of investigations before eventually being appointed undersheriff by then-Sheriff Pat Sullivan. In 2001, when Sullivan resigned before his final term was complete, Robinson was

appointed sheriff. He was first elected in November 2002 and then re-elected by wide margins in 2006 and 2010.

Tragedy before transition The sheriff, who is term-limited, announced his intention to retire late last year as part of what he called a “deliberate and well-considered succession plan.” Robinson urged Arapahoe County commissioners to appoint his undersheriff, David Walcher, to serve out the remainder of his term — a suggestion the commissioners unanimously approved Jan. 28. Walcher, who has been with the ACSO since 2009, began his career at the FBI’s Denver bureau and then he served 21 years in the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

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Following Robinson’s retirement ceremony, Walcher will be sworn in as Arapahoe County’s new sheriff. Unfortunately, just 24 hours after Robinson announced his plans to step down, the shooting occurred at Arapahoe High School. So rather than ride off quietly into the sunset, the sheriff has spent the past six weeks at the epicenter of a major investigation — and media firestorm. “It’s been a painstaking and emotional process,” he said. “We’ve been very busy trying to do the right thing. It’s what the community expects — and deserves.” At nearly every press conference, Robinson has made a point of expressing just how deeply he has been affected by the death of Claire Davis, the 17-year-old student who died in the Dec. 13 shooting at the Centennial high school. Sheriff continues on Page 13

City, mall exploring annexation Some stores closing as remodel looms for Southwest Plaza By Jennifer Smith

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Sally Atchison and Bruce Annabel stand with a monument to their fathers. Houstoun Waring and Curly Annabel started the first Sister City program in the nation, resulting in a long friendship between Littleton and Bega, Australia. Photo by Jennifer Smith

A g’day in Littleton and Bega Children of sister-city founders visit Bega Park By Jennifer Smith

jsmith@coloradocommunitymedia.com Proving once again that Littleton’s friendship knows no borders, residents welcomed the children of the men who started the country’s first Sister City Exchange Program to Bega Park on Jan. 25, Australia Day. “He would be very proud that this has POSTAL ADDRESS

continued on, and that this group has continued to come together,” said Sally Atchison, the daughter of former Littleton Independent publisher Houstoun Waring. The Littleton/Bega Sister City Exchange was established by Waring and Curly Annabel, the editor of a newspaper in Bega, Australia, after the U.S. State Department and U.S. Information Agency made the film “Small Town Editor” in 1951. The agencies showed it in foreign countries to encourage an independent press to compete with government-controlled news. It was filmed in Littleton

and featured Waring, who had achieved national recognition for his editorials on foreign affairs. Bruce Annabel remembers that the two men didn’t always agree on politics, as his father was more conservative than the vociferously liberal Waring. “But they were able to be cordial and respect each other’s views,” he said. “I think things like this at the grassroots level help cement the relationship at the government level.”

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What’s definite is that Southwest Plaza is getting ready to undergo a substantial remodel. What’s unconfirmed is that to facilitate that, an annexation into the city of Littleton proper might be in the works. “They’re remodeling, and we were told to turn in our keys on Friday, and that’s all we know,” said Shay Crane, manager of Aeropostale. Leading up to its last day of business on Jan. 26, the store looked like somebody’s yard sale and everything was marked down 75 percent. Other stores with closing doors at the mall include It’s Your Move, Cinnabon, Icing and Wet Seal. And although officials will not confirm details, sources close to the situation say representatives of General Growth Properties, which owns both Southwest Plaza and Park Meadows, are exploring a deal to make the mall’s Littleton mailing address a physical reality. “There isn’t any formal proposal right now, so there are no details at present,” said Kathryn Heider, public information officer for Jefferson County. Lots of folks probably thought the mall was in Littleton all along, but it’s actually in unincorporated south Jefferson County. Joining the city would add a 3 percent municipal sales tax to all purchases made there, not including groceries, which Mall continues on Page 9

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January 30, 2014

Council approves citywide vision plan Transit zones are on deck for next studies By Jennifer Smith

jsmith@coloradocommunitymedia.com At long last, another chapter of the city’s comprehensive plan has been put to bed. Littleton City Council voted unanimously on Jan. 21 to approve an update to the citywide portion of the document as recommended by the planning board, also by a unanimous vote. The citywide plan begins with this vision: “Littleton is a community that embraces its authentic small-town qualities while enjoying the advantages of a metropolitan area. The city should continue to exemplify and promote a sustainable economy, environment and society.” “The citywide plan is not only the product of an analysis of demographic and physical trends of the city, but more importantly represents the community’s values that were gleaned from an exten-

sive public participation process,” reads the city staff’s recommendation to council. But all that unanimity doesn’t mean everyone in the city likes it. “Some believe these are just visions of grandeur held by whomever, be that our city manager or corporate interests,” said resident Don Bruns. He and a half-dozen other regular council-watchers expressed during the public hearing their opinion that the plan is too lofty and not detailed enough. “Littleton is like a 14-year-old,” said Pam Chadbourne. “We have our first growth, we have our dreams and ideas, but when you’re 14, you’ve got to start to talking about your goals.” Others, however, would be happy with less detail. Councilmember Peggy Cole said she could conceive of the entire plan consisting of just one paragraph contained in it, which reads, in part: “Littleton must rebel against becoming suburbia. We are the kind of place where people with talent are attracted to live. We have a unique identity, sense of place and a flavor unto ourselves. We want our city to

always be something elegant.” Others think it’s just right. “This is a vision plan, and we need to really fixate on the vision and understand that the city is a work in progress, and it’s been going on for years,” said local realtor Stew Meagher. “… We’re going through a creative task, and we’re never really going to button it up with specifics. It’s never going to be fixed, and it’s never going to be finished.” The plan, written in 1981, has been stuck since 2005 between those who think it should be an action plan and those who see it as a guiding vision. Required by state law, it guides the evolution of the city and is supposed to reflect the residents’ desires. It tends to emphasize things like community character over specifics like lighting and height requirements. The section council approved only addresses the citywide vision, not the neighborhood plans. Except for downtown, those are being left alone until after the areas around the two light-rail stations are studied, for which there are time-limited grants. A new downtown plan was approved last year.

The eight-page citywide document culminates in three actions it calls transformative, with the first being to highlight the river as an economic asset while ensuring its environmental health. “A few areas along the river close to downtown Littleton are appropriate for housing, retail and entertainment uses,” it reads. The second action is to focus on activity areas and corridors, defined as places where change is desired and anticipated — think Santa Fe Drive and downtown, for example. “Designated areas should be those that will have the most transformative impacts on achieving the city’s vision,” reads the plan. The third action is to direct growth by updating zoning regulations and economic policy, including urban renewal and annexation where appropriate. “Littleton has an entrepreneurial spirit that wishes to be none other than ourselves,” reads the document. “We have a positive outlook for our future. Littleton is the kind of place you rarely find, and we appreciate how special that is.”

so much inside the independent this week

Stepping down: After 35 years, Dan Burnham retires from South Metro Housing Options, page 5

History: Masonic roots explored in downtown Littleton, page 12

Youth hockey: Littleton pee wee team bound for Quebec tourney, page 14

Dreams come true: Centennial airport teams up with Make A Wish, page 16


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January 30, 2014

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

vvela@coloroadocommunitymedia.com A chilling irony occurred during a Jan. 23 legislative committee hearing on a schoolsafety hotline bill. At the same time that lawmakers were hearing testimony, Jefferson County Public Schools was sending out alerts that a lockout involving Report some of its schools had been lifted following reports that police were investigating a threat at Columbine High School. Tom Mauser — whose son Daniel was killed during the 1999 Columbine massacre — was listening to the testimony from inside a Senate Education Committee hearing room, when he received the alerts on his phone. “It just goes to show that we have to continue with our vigilance,” Mauser told committee members. Nothing came of the threats the day of the committee hearing. But what happened at Columbine High School 15 years ago is exactly what the Safe2Tell Hotline was intended to prevent. Since 1999, the hotline has operated as an anonymous way for students to notify law enforcement of potential campus threats.

But the nonprofit-backed hotline is at risk of shutting down due to a lack of funding. Because of that, lawmakers want the state take over operations for a program that they believe has been successful in thwarting several school tragedies. “Rarely in government do we get an opportunity to adopt something that’s working,” said Senate Minority Leader Bill Cadman, R-Colorado Springs. Cadman and Senate President Morgan Carroll, D-Aurora, are co-sponsors of Senate Bill 2, which would transfer operations of the hotline to the Department of Law. The bill also sets aside $250,000 in hotline operational costs. Students can notify authorities via phone or email of any sort of campus threats they hear about, including shooting plots and incidents of bullying. Supporters of the legislation point to Safe2Tell statistics, which indicate that from September 2004 through December 2013, the hotline resulted in more than 9,000 tips from students across Colorado. Gov. John Hickenlooper said during a pre-session press conference where he touted the legislation that the hotline received reports of 16 planned attacks since the beginning of the current school year. Thornton Police Chief Randy Nelson testified that the hotline is great tool that gives law enforcement the ability to prevent tragedies, rather than respond to them. In turn, that gives students better peace of mind, he said.

“We know very clearly that if those kids don’t feel safe in the school, they’re not going to learn,” said Nelson. The bill passed the Senate Education Committee with unanimous support and now heads to the Finance Committee for further consideration. It is expected to sail through both legislative chambers with bipartisan support. “This program is too valuable for us not to do this,” said Senate Education Committee Chairman Andy Kerr, D-Lakewood.

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Wildfire mitigation efforts unveiled Key recommendations by governor’s task force absent, however By Vic Vela

vvela@coloradocommunitymedia.com Gov. John Hickenlooper and state lawmakers unveiled a package of bills on Jan. 23 that is “aimed at improving Colorado’s ability to mitigate and fight wildfires.” However, Hickenlooper and legislators spent most of a Capitol press conference answering questions having to do with wildfire mitigation options that are not part of the eight bills that were introduced. The bills do not include key recommendations made by the governor’s own wildfire task force committee, including ones that place fees and building code mandates on homeowners who reside in areas where a high potential for wildfires exists. And the package does not address the creation of a state firefighting fleet. The governor’s office says the issue needs more work. But a Republican lawmaker

who is sponsoring his own air tanker legislation said at the same press conference that the time for a wildfire fleet is now. “I believe that wildfire is a clear and present danger to Colorado and we need to take action,” said Sen. Steve King, RGrand Junction. The governor insists that the bipartisan pieces of wildfire legislation that were introduced on Jan. 23 will go a long way in combatting a growing threat facing the state. “I think with this year we will continue to raise the ante and try to dedicate more resources up front to try to get to these fires sooner,” Hickenlooper said. The bills deal with a variety of areas aimed at wildfire prevention. They include giving the governor the ability to provide financial assistance without a federal disaster declaration; and allowing county governments more autonomy in putting bans on agricultural burning during periods of high fire danger and to clamp down on summer fireworks. Bills also deal with the creation of the wildfire information and resource center and a grant program that seeks to increase local firefighter safety. Another bill would allow firefighters who are killed while combatting wildfires to

collect death benefits. The governor’s office also touted Hickenlooper’s role in launching a pilot program that allows agencies across the West to work collaboratively to reduce wildfire risks. The governor is also calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide federal dollars for treethinning efforts in Western forests. But the bills that were introduced on Jan. 23 will not include key recommendations that were made by the governor’s wildfire task force, prior to the state of the legislative session. They included recommendations that lawmakers take up measures that would impose fees on properties that reside in the Wildland Urban Interface, where homes sit in close proximity to terrain where there is a high potential for wildfires. Also, there are no pieces of legislation that would require homeowners living in those areas to create defensive spaces in front of their homes, or that would create a statewide building code, as were also recommended by Hickenlooper’s task force. Instead, lawmakers are proposing legislation that offers homeowners tax credits as a way of enticing them to take up their own mitigation efforts.

“If that doesn’t work, we will revisit any ideas that were brought forth by the task force,” said Sen. Jeanne Nicholson, D-Black Hawk. Hickenlooper added that people living in those areas already know the risks. “We don’t have to lean on them with a heavy shoulder,” Hickenlooper said. It also doesn’t appear that a proposed firefighting fleet will get off the ground any time soon. Last year, lawmakers created legislation that would go toward creating an air fleet, but it went unfunded. Hickenlooper — concerned by the potentially enormous cost for the state to pay for its own firefighting fleet — said he prefers a “shared fleet,” one where Western states chip in on the operating costs. But Hickenlooper said that, so far, neighboring states have expressed concern “that the benefit doesn’t justify the cost.” King, who has pushed hard for a firefighting fleet, said he believes “there is an opportunity to deal with this.” When asked whether he supports the wildfire legislation bills, King offered tepid support. “They’re a step in the right direction,” King said.

Ridgeview pond turning into puddle Drought claiming another victim By Jennifer Smith

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Ralph Dergance watches the pond behind his home dry up with a sense of melancholy. “You could ice skate and fish it once upon a time,” he said of the Ridgeview Park pond. But today the fish are in danger of dying and the water level is dropping daily. It’s in the same boat as Ketring Lake and, in fact, many of Littleton’s bodies of water, most of which depend on the High Line Canal for sustenance. “With the drought, many ponds have been affected by the lack of water, including the pond in Ridgeview Park,” explains Jim Priddy, director of parks and open space for South Suburban Parks and Recreation District. But what Dergance is having trouble understanding is how several small private ponds upstream from Ridgeview Park are plenty full, when in the past the canal water has flowed through them into the pond behind his house. “The real question I have is, why have SSPRD and the City of Littleton acted on behalf of very few private ponds while doing nothing for the property that you are supposed to manage and protect for all of the citizens of Littleton?” he wrote in an email to Priddy. Priddy explains that Denver Water controls the flow of water in the High Line Canal. “From the canal, the water flows downstream and cascades into several upper ponds, all of which are privately owned,” he said. “It is our understanding that the property owners have High Line Canal water rights. The pond nearest to Ridgeview Pond has a private spring, and the owners were able to allow any overflow to go into Ridgeview Pond.”

But the canal ran for less than a week last fall, and the private spring dried up at the same inopportune time. “South Suburban has looked at options for filling the pond, but as far as it can determine, it doesn’t have the water rights for Ridgeview Pond,” said Priddy. “South Suburban also has hired a water attorney to investigate how water might be obtained for the pond.” One option was to fill it from a hydrant, as they did with Ketring Lake last September. But that water is potable and would have to be dechlorinated to avoid killing whatever fish are left, at a cost of at least $11,000. Additionally, SSPRD is mandated by Denver Water to reduce its outdoor water usage by at least 20 percent. “South Suburban’s board is concerned about the precedent it would set to spend taxpayer dollars to fill, and possibly keep refilling, the pond every year,” said Priddy. Denver Water has indicated it is likely that the High Line Canal will run this spring and advised Priddy to wait until spring to see what happens. “We understand the strong connection between residents and their neighborhood parks, and the important role parks, including Ridgeview, play in the community,” he said. “Parks are a treasured amenity, and South Suburban strives to maintain and manage parks to the best of its ability so residents can reap the benefits.” Dergance feels like SSPRD could do more. “South Suburban has failed to recognize that by not getting water into the pond in Ridgeview Park it is, in fact, ruining a public recreation site that is used and enjoyed by many of our residents versus the private ponds that are enjoyed only by their owners. … I truly appreciate all SSPRD has done for Ridgeview Park over the years. It is a joy having it in my back yard. I can only hope that you will finish the job correctly and provide the water essential to the survival of Ridgeview Park.”

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Burnham bowing out of housing authority He’s retiring after 35 years with SMHO By Jennifer Smith

jsmith@coloradocommunitymedia.com With two major projects drawing to a close, South Metro Housing Options Executive Director Dan Burnham has decided it’s time to call it a day, announcing he’ll retire as of May 15. “We’ve got a really, really strong staff right now, and the agency is in a really good place, so I think it’s a good time,” said Burnham, 63. He’ll stay long enough to likely see the Powers Circle Apartments fully leased, a project he says he’s quite proud of. Built in 1961, SMHO is completely renovating the 69 units and offering them as affordable housing thanks to a public/private partnership. The project represents a $7 million reinvestment in the northeast neighborhood, something that’s been so important to Burnham that he moved his own offices there. SMHO renovated an empty building at Littleton Boulevard and Bannock Street, where many of the agency’s clients live nearby. “This is an area we really wanted to make an investment in,” he said. “What better way to do it than to show we want to be here?” The other big project that he’ll see the end of is the new, expanded community room at Amity Plaza, which provides slid-

Dan Burnham, executive director of South Metro Housing Authority, announced he will retire this spring. Photo by Jennifer Smith ing-scale housing for seniors and the disabled. Also serving seniors is the Libby Bortz Assisted Living Center, which he believes to be the first such center ever built by a housing authority. “I’m proud of all our housing,” he said. “It’s not the housing of last resort, it’s the housing of first choice.” It’s that attitude that has created a successful career for Burnham since 1979, when he first started at Amity as a project

coordinator on his climb up to the helm in 2003. “Dan has been a constant source of energy and creativity for South Metro Housing Options,” said SMHO board chair Andy Hancock. “His motto of `providing a hand up instead of a hand out’ has been his guiding philosophy. His impact on the city and state will be felt for many years to come.” One project Burnham wishes had happened never did after neighbors argued

Colorado’s suicide rate ranks among highest It’s the second-leading cause of death in the state’s young people By Jennifer Smith

jsmith@coloradocommunitymedia.com Could it have been predicted? It’s a question many people ask after a tragedy like the recent murder at Arapahoe High School that ended with the gunman taking his own life, and it’s a tough one for even mental-health professionals to answer. “We know we need to talk to our kids about things like drugs, sex and drinking,” said Dr. Barbara Becker, director of community programs for Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health Network. “But it didn’t dawn on me that I needed to be talking to my kids about suicide until my youngest daughter started losing friends to suicide.” It’s especially important here in Colorado, which consistently ranks in the top 10 states with the highest suicide rates, according to research compiled by A/DMHN. In 2011, 910 people died by their own hand here, more than by homicide and car crashes combined. That year, suicide was the second-leading cause of death for Coloradans ages 10 to 34. Why us? It’s a question on the lips of

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many who live here, and even others looking in from outside. Becker said there is research being done on whether altitude plays a role, as several mountain states are in the top 10. Other possibilities include lack of resources in rural areas, a tendency for Westerners to have a “goit-alone” attitude, and access to lethal means. Also, because Colorado is an attractive state to move to, newcomers might feel isolated before establishing a social circle. But in the end, nobody knows for sure, said Becker. “I wish that I had the answer,” she said. “But there is a lot of energy that is being directed toward suicide prevention and research. I have a lot of hope, but the reality is this field is relatively new. Things that we thought we knew 20 years ago, it turns out that we don’t.” Perhaps most telling is that more than 90 percent of people who die by suicide have a diagnosable mental disorder that went unknown, ignored or untreated. Becker acknowledges that it can be a difficult thing to acknowledge a loved one might be feeling suicidal or otherwise be mentally unstable, but it’s important to reach out. “People who are feeling like they want to hurt themselves can feel a sense of relief if somebody does talk to them about it,” she said. “Just knowing that somebody cared

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

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Numbers another bright spot for economy Perhaps it wasn’t an earthshaking news item, but some welcome numbers nonetheless. A report released earlier this month noted Colorado realized a 54 percent drop in foreclosure activity last year, with a rate of 1 for every 2,577 housing units at the end of 2013 — and nationally the comparison shows a 26 percent drop. The report by RealtyTrac, an online marketplace for foreclosed properties, shared its bright figures, which were not unexpected results but progressing faster than expected, at least according to Jefferson County public trustee Margaret Chapman. Chapman, like other officials in Colorado counties, has been tracking foreclosures for the better part of a decade, and we like her comment noting the country is finally getting rid of the ill-considered loans written

our view in 2005 when borrowers “had to do little to show income.” Well, we are getting rid of several effects related to easy money home loans that contributed to the housing bubble bust. We wrote stories through the years about the extra work involved for police to keep an eye on vacant properties, which can be targets for theft, vandalism or teen gatherings. This is tough on neighborhoods, so we are pleased to get rid of the problems associated with vacant home pockets here and there.

letter to the editor ‘our View’ not my view

Last week’s editorial, “Time for major immigration reform,” suggests that those who have come here illegally deserve amnesty via the S. 744 bill. And Amnesty is what the Gang of Eight and bill S.744 is really all about. No one should be deceived about what “comprehensive immigration reform” means, other than giving amnesty to an estimated 12 million illegal aliens. How is it that the United States government should serve as the world’s largest employment agency providing “needed” workers to businesses that no longer feel the need to fairly compensate American workers? Why is it OK to create a permanent underclass of low-skilled workers at low wages who ultimately require additional public assistance to get by? And why should anyone believe that

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

Of course the impact to the undercurrents to the economy have been even more severe. The foreclosures caused serious reductions in the value of homes. We know it doesn’t take a wide circle of friends to find someone who bought a house and got caught in the downturn and felt saddled for the long-term with “upside down” mortgages. Now the loose loan practices of the past have dried up in many ways and made it tougher for some wanting to buy homes, but the tightening had to happen. This effect and the downturn of the economy in 2008 made it in turn tough for many businesses looking for loans to advance their businesses. Businesses certainly suffered, and we reported the related double trouble of unemployment

and foreclosures on many families. Having covered the problems under the dark clouds of foreclosures, we are glad to see the numbers give hints for an improving, more stable economy. We hope legislation passed by the Statehouse in recent years to address predatory lending and federal mechanisms will help to prevent the country from finding itself in the same jam. We are happy to leave visions of boarded up buildings behind. Colorado has a lot going for it. We see good signs. For one, the battered construction industry is seeing more housing and office projects in the works. And Forbes magazine recently ranked Colorado as the fifth best state for business, and predicted strong growth. It’s been a slow turning, but we enjoy every sign that the economy is turning around.

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

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paragraph, “… complacency has usurped desire?” Is that your situation? Life is so full of mysteries and the world is full of unexplainable phenomena that pique our curiosity and leave us wanting to know more. And as we indulge in the exploration of the mysterious our imagination becomes accelerated and our creativity inspired. What if we put that same energy into uncovering or discovering what it is that drives us to want to succeed in every area of our lives? If there is an area of our life where we have a deep desire to change, one new technique to attempt can be found in forcing ourselves to try something new. Change the routine, the diet, and maybe even make some changes relative to the types of people we surround ourselves with. I recently saw this quote floating around Facebook, “Surround yourself with people that make you a better person.” You see, the mysterious isn’t really all Norton continues on Page 7

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

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

Music can change a life I am completely out of it when it comes to the music that most people listen to. Nina Simone never shook her rear end on stage. Bob Dylan doesn’t change costumes between songs. I don’t listen to anyone who has backup dancers. The music I listen to doesn’t come with choreography. A symphony orchestra doesn’t have backup singers or dancers or any of that nonsense. Keep your raunchy, topless, motorcycle video away from me. “Mr. Smith, aren’t you being a little harsh? My daughter listens to hip-hop. At least she is listening to music. You have to start somewhere. Maybe someday she will get her head screwed on straight, and find out about Django Reinhart.” Django Reinhardt didn’t stick out his tongue. But here’s one: Josephine Baker twerked. Did she ever. And she is still one (or two) up on Miley Cyrus. I have said this before: I don’t dance and I don’t watch dancers. This puts me in a low percentile. The population is low in the lower percentile, and it’s my favorite address. Jennifer and I went to a CU football game, and we were bombarded with bad music from the instant we entered the stadium until we left with a hearing loss in the third quarter. Some people, like restaurant owners, think that loud music connotes a good time. I think it connotes a headache. If you are raised on something, that is what you know and expect. I wonder what it would be like to be a teenager who listens to Katy Perry, and then hears Billie Holiday for the first time. Dr. Dre or Nat King Cole? Beyoncé or Ella Fitzgerald? One Direction or Arcade Fire? Eminem (featuring Rhianna) or Chopin (featuring Chopin)? Lady Gaga or Lady Day? Those are easy for me to answer.

Fifty years ago, on Feb. 9, 1964, music — someone’s music — changed my life. It was just a couple of months after the Kennedy assassination, and like everyone else, I needed something to change the way that I was feeling. An odd looking and odd sounding man introduced a band from England. He insisted upon calling them “lads.” “The broadcast drew an estimated 73 million viewers, at the time a record for US television, and was characterized by an audience composed largely of screaming, hysterical girls in tears.” Their first song was “All My Loving.” I didn’t know this until recently: “The act that followed their first set in the broadcast was pre-recorded, rather than have someone perform live on stage amidst the pandemonium that occurred after the group performed their songs.” Someone was thinking. It would have been crazy if ventriloquist Señor Wences had come out live with Johnny, the face he drew on his hand. Crazy but wonderful. Juvenile jealousies caused me to resist the band at first, because it was all the girls in my high school talked about. But after a few months, and now after 50 years, I realize that their music is as important as anything I have ever heard “In My Life.” Craig Marshall Smith is an artist, educator and Highlands Ranch resident. He can be reached at craigmarshallsmith@comcast.net.

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ANTIQUE CLUB meets the second Saturday each month from 10 a.m. to noon at Antique Gallery, 5501 S. Broadway, Littleton. Call 303-794-8100. ARAPAHOE COUNTY Young Democrats meetings are the third Thursday each month. Call Benjamin Godfrey at 303-7453418 or e-mail bhgodfrey@qwest.net. AMAZING TITAN Toastmasters meets from 6-8 p.m. Mondays

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

BEMIS KNITTING Group invites knitters to the library’s knitting group, which meets Fridays at 2 p.m. in Sophie’s Place. Just bring a pair of needles and a skein of yarn. Beginners learn skills such as casting on, knitting, pearling, and casting off, while experienced knitters get project ideas and provide hints and tips. The group is creating mittens, scarves and hats for elderly library users at Bemis’ sister libraries in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria. clubs continues on Page 13

that mysterious when it comes to personal and professional growth. And yes I know, personal development isn’t nearly as exciting or spectacular as finding Bigfoot, catching a glimpse of the Loch Ness Monster, or figuring out teenagers, but it could be. And it is in those moments of wanting to grow that we can and should try something new. Something new and

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

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

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Drennen’s Dreams distributes $10K to local nonprofits ABOUT DRENNEN’S DREAMS

Staff report Drennen’s Dreams, a fund of the Denver Foundation, distributed a total of $10,000 to benefit six Colorado nonprofits in 2014 thanks to the support of donors and sponsors in the local community. Drennen’s Dreams was founded in the fall of 2012 by Bill and Melissa O’Melia after the death of their son, Drennen Peter O’Melia, who died in a tragic drowning accident at a local community pool in June of 2010. Nonprofits receiving donations were divided into two categories to match the mission of the organization: swimming pool safety and youth organizations that support the leaders of tomorrow. Organizations that received donations included: the Mile High Chapter of the American Red Cross; the Colorado Springs-based National Swimming Pool Foundation; National Drowning Prevention Alliance and its local affiliate the Colorado Drowning Prevention Alliance; the

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Drennen’s Dreams is a donor-advised fund within the Denver Foundation created in 2012 by Bill and Melissa O’Melia to honor their son. Its mission is to continue Drennen’s legacy by promoting pool safety and engaging the greater community to impact lives through initiatives that inspire well-rounded individuals and the leaders of tomorrow. More information about the organization can be found at www.drennensdreams.org. Donations to Drennen’s Dreams can be made through the Denver Foundation website at http://www.denverfoundation.org/donors/

D’Zone, a youth center operated by St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church and named after Drennen; Littleton Youth Sports; and the Littleton Public Schools Foundation. Some of the funds to the LPS Foundation were designated to the Arapahoe High School Moving Forward Fund, a

page/donate-online. About Splash Dash The Splash Dash is a 5K run that begins and ends at Arapahoe High School and winds through the adjacent Southglenn subdivision. The inaugural run in 2013 had more than 450 runners. The June 8, 2014 race will be certified and timed, and runners and walkers of all types are invited to participate. For sponsorship and registration information, please contact Melissa O’Melia at macomelia23@gmail. com or 303-489-7440.

fund created to care for Arapahoe High School and its direct community in the wake of the Dec. 13 shooting. Drennen O’Melia would have been in his sophomore year at Arapahoe High School, and many of his closest friends were in the school that day. “It is because of the tremendous sup-

port from our community that we are honored to make these donations,” says Jennifer Darling, president of Drennen’s Dreams. “Three of these organizations are working every day to make sure that another life is not lost in a swimming pool,” Darling added. “The other three play a vital role in supporting and developing the youth in our community. We will continue to honor Drennen’s legacy through these important efforts.” In addition to private donations, a significant portion of funds raised in 2013 were raised through Splash Dash, a 5K run through the Southglenn neighborhood where Drennen lived. In its inaugural year, Splash Dash attracted more than 450 runners and received tremendous corporate and individual support from the community. Columbine Federal Credit Union was the presenting sponsor for the 2013 run, and the credit union has already committed to serving as presenting sponsor for the 2014 run to be held on Sunday, June 8.

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Lone Tree

Parker

Trinity Lutheran Church & School

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

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Where people are excited about God’s Word.

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

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

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

Little Blessings Day Care www.littleblessingspdo.com

Chabad

Jewish Center

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

Lone Tree

Lone Tree

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

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Highlands Ranch

Church of Christ

Joy

GRACE PRESBYTERIAN Sunday Worship - 10:00am Bible Study immediately following Wednesday Bible Study - 7:30pm

303-792-7222

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

Littleton

Greenwood Village

You are invited to worship with us:

Sundays at 10:00 am

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

Connect – Grow – Serve

Sunday Worship

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

LUTHERAN CHURCH, ELCA

Alongside One Another On Life’s Journey

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Parker evangelical Presbyterian church

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Saturday 5:30pm

Sunday 8:00 & 10:30am

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

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

303-798-8485 Parker

Community Church of Religious Science

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

A place for you

Denver Tech Center

Welcome Home!

Weaving Truth and Relevance into Relationships and Life

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

Sunday services held in the historic Ruth Memorial Chapel

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

www.cbsdenver.org

303-794-6643

Highlands Ranch

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

10 am every Sunday Free parking

www.gracepointcc.us

Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors.

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

Spiritual Ancestry Pastor Mark Brewer

Sunday School 9:00 & 10:30 am Sunday

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

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

...19650 E. Mainstreet, Parker 80138

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

(Next to RTD lot @470 & University)

New Thought...Ancient Wisdom Sunday Service

& Children’s Church 10:00 a.m.

Visit our website for details of classes & upcoming events.

303.805.9890

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

Worship Services Sundays at 9:00am

303-791-3315

First Presbyterian Church of Littleton Open and Welcoming

Current Study:

at the Parker Mainstreet Center

Congregation Beth Shalom

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

pastor@awlc.org www.awlc.org

Parker

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Suspect’s lawyers ask for evaluation results Judge says no, citing privacy rules in Ninneman case By Jennifer Smith

jsmith@coloradocommunitymedia.com As accused murderer Darin Ninneman awaits his fate in jail, lawyers are battling over access to his mental-health records, described by Tanya Smith of the Colorado Attorney General’s Office as “voluminous.” “The ultimate issue is if Mr. Ninneman is insane, or if Mr. Ninneman had mental illness as a result of methamphetamine abuse,” said James Karbach, Ninneman’s public defender, during a hearing in front of Judge Gerald Rafferty on Jan. 25. Ninneman is charged with second-degree murder in the stabbing death of his mother, Lori Ninneman, on May 5, 2012. Testimony thus far has focused on drug use by both of them, which police say might have led to the fatal argument in their rented home just north of Littleton Boulevard on Windermere Avenue.

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would likely add a pretty penny to the city coffers. An annexation could be accomplished via the “flagpole” method, with the city annexing rights-of-ways west on Bowles Avenue from Sheridan Boulevard, where the current border is, all the way up to and including the Super Target to the west of the mall, sources say. If that happens, any adjacent property, commercial or residential, could request to be included in the an-

Police arrested a compliant Ninneman just a block from the scene, and Officer Sean Carlson has testified that Ninneman did not seem to be intoxicated or under the influence of anything. Karbach wants direct access to the raw data and test scores the state compiled in evaluating Ninneman’s mental health. Thus far, the judge has ruled that only the expert witnesses can see that information, while providing the attorneys with the conclusions they’ve used it to reach. “That makes it very problematic to do a cross-examination (of the state’s expert),” said Karbach. “It makes me less than effective to confront him.” Judge Rafferty isn’t yet convinced, citing confidentiality rules that apply to the psychiatry profession. He ordered that the data be delivered to Karbach’s expert. “Then you can make an argument as to whether I should disclose them to you,” he said. “Perhaps your expert can help you develop that argument.” Ninneman is being held in jail with no bond. His trial is expected to start in March.

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Tantalized taste buds in Lone Tree

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

sellingboe@coloradocommunitymedia.com “Painting is about having the courage to take risks toward an outcome that is unknown,” says artist Ralph Nagel. Nagel, who began painting in 1991 while he was still a businessman — founder and owner of the Meridian Retirement Communities — paints in classic plein air style, in locations near and far. He has been invited to display his if you go work at the Lone Tree Arts Center “Places and Things… through March 2 An Artist’s Vision, as part of the Compaintings by Ralph Namissioners’ Choice gel, will be on display 2014 program and through March 2 at the will be on hand to Lone Tree Arts Center, meet art lovers at 10075 Commons St., a public reception Lone Tree. Hours: 10 from 5:30 to 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays p.m. Jan. 31. through Fridays and His solo exhibit prior to performances. is called “Places and Visit www.RalphNagel. Things — An Artcom for more inforist’s Vision” and it mation. will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays in addition to before Lone Tree Arts Center performances. Nagel’s watercolors and oils are characterized by powerful brushstrokes, complex, subtle palettes of color and strong contrasts in dark and light. His onsite sketches in the American Southwest, Thailand and France have been developed into large watercolors and canvases in his Denver studio, re-

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

Chocolate lovers

“Blue Roses” watercolor by Ralph Nagel, will be included in his solo show in the Commissioner’s Choice Series, at Lone Tree Arts Center through March 2. Courtesy photo taining the spontaneity of those sketches. The artist has degrees in architecture and city planning and he co-founded Studio 208, a group of Colorado artists who painted and exhibited together from 2004 to 2008. From 2007 to 2011, he hosted a collaborative teaching space in the River North Arts District, RINO. The installation of this exhibit was designed by Lone Tree’s curator, Sally Perisho, who is recognized in the Denver arts community as a curator, writer and

photographer. Nagel was the 2012 winner of Littleton’s Own an Original Exhibit and held a solo show at the Littleton Museum in 2013. His paintings have been exhibited throughout Colorado and are in collections worldwide. A philanthropist, he is responsible for Nagel Art Studios, Nagel Residence Hall and a collection of paintings by Colorado artists at the University of Denver, where he serves on the Board of Trustees.

‘Transit of Venus’ features female artists Sculptor Barbara Baer among 24 artists in RedLine exhibit By Sonya Ellingboe

sellingboe@coloradocommunitymedia.com They float, they soar, some stand on the ground — poised to move… They are created in bright colors with steel and lighter materials. Barbara Baer of Denver has provided a lively note to many public spaces — indoors and out: civic buildings, university and college open areas, parks and outdoor commercial areas — in Colorado, across the U.S. and in Germany. While most of sculptor Barbara Baer’s focus is on “designing for indoor and outdoor public spaces,” she is pleased to be included in the “Transit of Venus,” exhibit of 60 works by about 24 women artists displayed at RedLine Gallery in Denver through Feb. 23. The exhibiting artists are all part of Front Range Women in the Visual Arts, started by a group of artists and graduate students in Boulder in 1974. When the group formed, it was difficult for women to get into shows at museums, galleries and colleges or to win commissions for public art — a situation that has changed greatly in Colorado. Baer is at the forefront of change and has created numerous large pub-

“Scatterbrain” acrylic and steel sculpture by Barbara Baer is included in “Transit of Venus” at Redline Gallery through Feb. 23. Courtesy photo lic sculptures, including several in the south area: “Life in Motion” sails above the entrance to the Goodson Center in Centennial; “Open Skies” is suspended over the corridor at the Littleton Center that leads to the City Council Chambers;

“Illumination” is on if you go the grounds of Pine Grove Elementary “The Transit of VeSchool in Parker. nus” runs through Feb. She has two large 23 at RedLine Gallery, abstract pieces, dat2350 Arapahoe St., ed 2014, in the RedDenver, www.redlinLine show: “Scateart.org. Gallery hours: terbrain” of acrylic 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesand steel, has floatdays through Fridays; ing elements of red, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturblack and clear madays and Sundays. 303terial in a sculpture 296-4448. Admission that measures 8 feet is free. by 9 feet by 7 feet and looks as though it might fly away. “Waterplay” measures 10 feet by 9 feet by 7 feet and features a pattern of blue waves on a clear acrylic base. It too looks like it’s moving continually. Baer grew up in southern Louisiana and first studied in New Orleans at Tulane University, then moved to Colorado, where she received an MFA from CU Boulder —and connected with Front Range Women in Visual Arts. “Transit of Venus” is the first RedLine show in a year devoted to art by women, collectively called “She Crossed the Line.” To follow: Chen Man: March 1 to April 27; Senga Nengudi: June 6 to July 20; Harmony Hammond: Aug. 2 to Sept. 28 and Judy Chicago: Oct. 10 to Nov. 30.

The place to be on Feb. 8 is at historic Olde Town Arvada for the city’s 13th annual Taste of Chocolate. The event celebrates everything chocolate from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sales of chocolate confection samples will benefit Ralston House, a child advocacy and resource center for neglected and abused children. Among the chocolate goodies offered: cakes, candies, brownies, fudge, chocolate drinks and more for just $1 per taste ticket (or six for $5). Tickets will be available at four locations: Town Square, DiCicco’s, DNote, & the Arvada Historical Society. Arvada Festivals Commission and Historic Olde Town Arvada present the event, which also features: • Chocolate treasure hunt: From 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., complete your treasure hunt sheet for the chance to win a prize large enough to satisfy a chocoholic’s cravings! • Chocolate cookie contest: A competition for amateur bakers to show off their cookie-baking skills. For more information on how to enter, call 720898-7400. • Youth entertainment: Activities include storytelling, face painting and balloon artistry. • Carriage rides: Take a romantic ride with your sweetheart to view the giant hearts on display throughout Olde Town. For more information, call 303-4206100 or visit www.historicarvada.org or www.arvadafestivals.com. Last year’s event raised more than $2,000 for the Ralston House.

Denver’s fit as a fiddle

Denver can boast being the best city in the U.S. for fitness in 2014, according to Yahoo Shine, which ranked “America’s 10 Best cities for Fitness.” No big shock since we’re a collection of outdoors and mountain lovers. Here’s what Yahoo wrote: “The Mile High City is miles above the rest when it comes to exercise. Between the incredible hiking in the nearby Rocky Mountains, skiing in Winter Park Resort and the more than 850 miles of paved off-road trails around the city for biking, it’s no surprise that Denver tops our best cities for fitness list. Denver also has a citywide bikesharing program, which is even more of an incentive for residents to be active.” Parker continues on Page 11


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

Made in America

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

Some enchanted evening…

“South Pacific in Concert” will be presented Feb. 12 to 16 at the Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, starring Thaddeus Valdez as Emile DeBecque; Lauren Shealy as Nellie Forbush; Randy St. Pierre as Lt. Cable, Paul Dwyer as Billis. Wendell Vaughn is music director. The concert version was originally adapted by David Ives for a Carnegie Hall benefit in 2006. Performances: 1:30 p.m. Feb. 12

($25); 1:30 p.m. Feb. 15, 16 ($42-$58); 7:30 p.m. Feb 12, 13; 8 p.m. Feb. 14, 15 ($42$58). Call 720-509-1000 or buy online, www.LoneTreeArtsCenter.org. Tickets are subject to a $3 fee.

Great Backyard Bird Count

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

Renee Fleming will sing in the Metropolitan Opera Live Broadcast on Feb. 8 in Rusalka.”The role is a signature one for her as she auditioned with the aria “Song to the Moon” 25 years ago and has performed it many times since. Courtesy photo nations are welcome. For information call 303-973-9530 or visit www.denveraudubon.org.

Classical Music Meets Architecture Forty-two Colorado Symphony musicians will perform from classic symphonies by Beethoven, Handel, Haydn, Schuman and Mozart. Denver architect Dennis Humphries and conductor Scott O’Neil will comment on classic architecture in a multi-media performance at 8 p.m. Feb. 7 at Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. Tickets: $36-$48 plus a $3

service fee, call 720-509-1000 or visit www. LoneTreeArtsCenter.org.

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

THINGS TO DO

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and Colorado Book Award finalists or winners Jean Reidy (from Greenwood Village), Todd Mitchell (from Fort Collins), and Teresa Funke (from Fort Collins) will visit our school. Additionally, national authors Michael Shoulders and Polly Holyoke will visit.

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MALCOLM X In honor of Black History Month, Charles Everett Pace

BIRDSEED SALE Audubon Society of Greater Denver hosts a bird seed sale to raise money for its science education programs. Seed offerings include a variety of high quality mixes, black oil sunflower, medium sunflower chips, safflower, nyjer, white proso millet, peanuts in the shell, and high energy suet. We can also accommodate special orders. Order online (http://www.denveraudubon.org/ getinvolved/birdseed-sale/) or call 303-973-9530. Order deadline is Feb. 6, and pickup is from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 15 at Audubon Center at Chatfield, 11280 Waterton Road, Littleton.

will portray Malcolm X and then answer questions from 7-8:30 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. The free program is sponsored by Colorado Humanities. For the entire Black History Live schedule, or more information, call 303-894-7951 or visit http://www.coloradohumanities.org.

FEB. 5-12 BOOK WEEK Littleton Academy welcomes local and national authors Feb. 5-12 as part of its book/author week. Local authors

Parker While Denver comes in at No. 1, four California cities — San Francisco, San Diego, Sacramento and Los Angels — made the top 10.

ven St. will be running its $35 bottomless brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to celebrate the Broncos being in the Super Bowl. Zengo is offering an “Orange Crush” drink consisting of vodka and orange crush soda to be included in the bottomless brunch options for $7 (John Elway’s former number) on the a la carte menu. Call 720-904-0965 for reservations or more information.

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Because of a conflict with the Super Bowl, the Colorado Symphony’s Masterworks concert on Feb. 2 will begin at noon, instead of the original time of 2:30 p.m. The rescheduled concert will allow ticket holders and the orchestra time to enjoy pre-game festivities leading up to Super Bowl XLVIII, which pits the Denver Broncos against the Seattle Seahawks. The Colorado Symphony will host a pre-concert Broncos Breakfast at 11 a.m., to include coffee and orange and blue doughnuts. Tickets for the Feb. 2 concert are 50 percent off for those in Broncos orange and blue, available in person at the CSO box office. For those wearing Seattle Seahawks merchandise, the price is double. Meanwhile, Zengo at 1610 Little Ra-

Eavesdropping on a woman on Facebook talking about her daughter: “Eliza fell and scraped her knee. As I cuddled her, I asked if she wanted some ice to help the pain. With giant tears rolling down her cheeks she said, `No, I want prosciutto.’ We are definitely raising a good little Italian.” Penny Parker’s “Mile High Life” column gives insights into the best events, restaurants, businesses, parties and people throughout the metro area. Parker also writes for Blacktie-Colorado.com. You can subscribe and read her columns (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) at www.blacktiecolorado.com/pennyparker. She can be reached at penny@blacktie-llc.com or at 303-619-5209.

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

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

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

Weston Lodge 22, at 5718 S. Rapp St., Littleton, is a Littleton Historic Landmark. The organization was established in 1861 and the lodge’s cornerstone was laid in 1921. Photo by Mike Yost for Historic Littleton Inc. can start his Masonic journey and women related to a Mason can start as Eastern Stars or Job’s Daughters. Rainbow Girls is open to any girl to join — which leads to how this meeting all came about. Historic Littleton board member Darlee Whiting first visited the Lodge as a Castle Rock teenager. She and others sought training so they could start a Rainbow Girls

Now arriving at Gate 14 B A juggling act of love interests By Sonya Ellingboe

sellingboe @coloradocommunitymedia.com As soon as one is seated in Town Hall Arts Center’s cozy theater, one can count seven doors behind a 1960s apartment’s living room furnishings. That’s an immediate clue to tonight’s play, the classic farce “Boeing Boeing” by Marc Camoletti, as translated from the French by Beverly Cross and Francis Evans. It first played in Paris, then London in 1962 and had a Broadway revival in 2007, we learn from the director’s notes. It will be one of those doorslamming farces — entertaining when done well with perfect timing. And this one is indeed performed well. Director Robert Wells has chosen a cast with comic chops and rehearsed with them until the ins and outs — and slams and surprised expressions — are ex-

and is understandably ecuted with precision if you go confused about who is and at the same time who. with tongue firmly in “Boeing Boeing” Bernard’s feisty cheek. plays through Feb. 9 American maid, BerAmerican playat Town Hall Arts Cendie (an excellent Lesboy Bernard (Dater, 2450 W. Main St., lie Randle Chapman), mon Guerrasio) has Downtown Littleton. tries to maintain some a charming flat in Performances: 7:30 semblance of order, Paris and the latest p.m. Thursdays, Frichanging out the apcopy of airline timedays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. propriate photos and tables right next to Sundays. Tickets: $20adapting the dinner the phone on his desk. $40, 303-794-2787 menus as American Through a connecext. 5, www.townhalGloria (Lauren Bahltion at Orly Airport, he lartscenter.com. man), Italian Gabriella meets lovely air hostCailin Doran) and Geresses and manages to man Gretchen (Nicole be engaged to three at one time, which works well as Campbell) arrive and depart. Dressed in primary colors, given the regular schedules, he can count on only one fiancée in with nice costume details by newcomer Nicole Zausmer, these Paris at a time. “All the pleasures of a harem three are playing Bernard’s game right here in Paris,” his friend too. Life-long commitment is not Robert comments. “All you need in the plan. The fast-paced production ofis a timetable,” Bernard assures fers physical comedy, mistaken him. A faster jet, bad weather, extra identities, innuendo, misunderlayover time and other factors in- standing and considerable silliterfere and chaos ensues, aided ness. Expect to spend the evening by the visit from his nerdy friend laughing and head out into the Robert (Casey Andree), who con- night with not a single pressing sistently says the wrong thing issue weighing you down.

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

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Curtain time for “Mousetrap” at the Arvada Center is changed for Sunday, Feb. 2, due to the Super Bowl: The play will start at 1 p.m. instead of the usual 2 p.m. Otherwise, performances will be on a regular schedule at 6901 Wadsworth, Arvada: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 1 p.m. Wednesdays; 2 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays, with added shows at 1 p.m. Thursdays Feb. 6, 13 and 20 due to high demand for tickets for this Christie favorite that has been running for 61 years non-stop in London. (The inclusion of Denver Center Theatre’s Kathy Brady in the cast is an additional draw.) Tickets: 720-898-7200 or www. arvadacenter.org.

“Parallel Lives”

Miners Alley Playhouse presents “Parallel Lives by Mo Gaffney and Kathy Najimy Jan. 31 to March 9 at 1224 Washington Ave., Golden. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 6 p.m. Sundays. Len

Matheo is director. Tickets: 303935-3044 or www.minersalley. com.

Intense weekend

“”Dogs Barking” by Richard Zajdlic will be presented through Feb. 8 by Silhouette Theatre Company in a regional premiere at the John Hand Theater, 7653 East 1st Place, Denver. Brian Brooks is director. Performances: 7:30 Thursdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays, 6:30 p.m. Sundays and 7:30 p.m. Mondays Feb. 3. (No performance Sunday, Feb. 2.) Tickets: $16, 303-999-9143, www.silhouettetheatrecompany.org. *Not recommended for those under 18.

New play readings

The annual Colorado New Play Summit will be at the Denver Center Theatre Company, Performing Arts Complex, Feb. 7 to 9 with readings of five new works and performances of two plays commissioned from the 2013 Summit. Information: www.Denvercenter.org/summit or 303-893-6030.


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area cluBS Bemis NoNfictioN Writers’ Group. Unpublished nonfiction writers of personal essays and/or articles meet the second Monday each month at 6:30 p.m. in the café area of Sophie’s Place at the library. Take a pencil and five copies of a recent essay, no longer than 650 words, to share and read aloud. Elaine Kallos, a language arts instructor, facilitates the group. BeNevoleNt ANd Protective Order of Elks Lodge

No.1650 meets at 8 p.m. Thursdays at 5749 S. Curtice St., Littleton. Call 303-794-1811.

BoArds of Directors of the Southgate Water District

and the Southgate Sanitation District, Arapahoe and Douglas counties, meet at 4 p.m. the second Tuesday each month at office of the districts, 3722 E. Orchard Road, Littleton. Agenda information for each meeting is posted at Southgate office not less than 24 hours before meetings.

Boy scouts of America Pack 633 welcomes all firstthrough fifth-graders to join any time during the year. Call Nick Erlenburg at 303-471-4172. the BreAkfAst Club Singles 50 Plus meets on the second Saturday of each month at Maggiano’s at 7401 S. Clinton Street, Englewood at 9 a.m. Arrival is 8:30 a.m. and buffet starts at 9 a.m. Must RSVP the Hotline at 303-794-3332 for reservation.

jongg, etc.), sporting events and fun tours. Dues are $24 annually. Members receive monthly newsletters and a calendar of upcoming events. Visitors are welcome. For information or to make a reservation for our next luncheon, contact Iris McMullen at 303-794-3739.

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the leAgue of Women Voters of Arapahoe County has two meetings per month. No unit meetings are in June through August, but the two unit meetings per month will begin again in September on second Monday evenings and second Thursday mornings. Call 303-699-7365.

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Wednesdays of the month from 1-3 p.m. at the Buck Recreation Center, 2004 Powers Ave. in Littleton. Call 303-730-4609.

dAughters of the American Revolution, Mount Rosa Chapter typically meets at 1 p.m. every first Monday of the month at Koelbel Library, 5955 S. Holly St. in Centennial. Call Gina Moore at 303-779-8762 for information or visit http://mountrosa.coloradodar. org/.

the columBiNe Genealogical and Historical Society

discovery cluB is a fun and exciting way to meet

has a program meeting on the second Tuesday of each month, except in June, July, August, and December. A social meeting is the second Tuesday of December. A genealogy workshop is the third Tuesday of each month, except in June, July, August, and December. Contact JoAnn LaGuardia at 303-770-3420 or visit www.rootsweb.com/~cocghs/index.htm.

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and enjoy monthly luncheons, quarterly special event evening socials, games (bridge, canasta, pinochle, mah

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the highlANds Ranch/Littleton Chapter of Mothers and More meets the second Tuesday of each month. See www.mothersandmore.org/chapters/highlandsranchlittletonCO/ or e-mail hrmothersandmore@ hotmail.com for more information.

coffee ANd Conversation Group connects people in the community who like to discuss books, current events and any topic of interest. The group meets from 10-11 a.m. the second Monday of each month in Sophie’s Place at Bemis Public Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. Free snacks and beverages are provided. Call 303-795-3961.

Mondays at Bistro Aspen Grove, 7301 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. Contact Linda Holloway at 303-423-4197 or linda@bessieshope.org.

To submit a calendar listing, send information to calendar@coloradocommunitymedia.com.

columBiNe commuNicAtors Toastmasters can help if speaking in public makes you anxious. We improve your communications and leadership skills in a thoughtful, supportive environment. Our club meets from 7-8:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of the month at the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Station, 11139 Bradford St., Littleton. Visitors are welcome. Contact Herb Dreo at herb@dreomc.com (303-763-7334) or Pam Toyen at ptoyen7@hotmail.com (303-570-8606). Visit http://columbine.toastmastersclubs.org/

dAughters of the British Empire is a national organization with a philanthropic purpose. For almost a century, DBE has been a common bond for women of British heritage living in the United States. DBE is open to women who are citizens or residents of the United States who are of British Commonwealth birth or ancestry or who are married to men of British Commonwealth birth or ancestry. There are six chapters in Colorado, including chapters in Littleton, Englewood, Centennial, Evergreen and Boulder County. Call Chris at 303-683-6154 or Olive at 303-347-1311 or visit www. dbecolorado.org and use the contact form available.

chAtfield sertomA Club meets the first and third

7 a.m. the first and third Wednesday of the month at Toast Restaurant, 2700 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton, or for lunch on the second Friday of the month at interesting restaurants. The club comprises women dedicated to the common goal of helping people in the community with funds and volunteer time, especially in the area of hearing health. Help make a difference through SERvice TO MAnkind and make new friends while you are at it. For more information contact Carol at 303798-3912 or bcworth@aol.com.

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new friends and enjoy recreational activities. Activities include sports, arts and crafts, drama, singing, dancing, board and computer games, group and individual activities. Volunteer opportunities exist for people older than 15. Student volunteers can earn community service hours. Club meets third Saturday each month at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 8817 South Broadway. Call Jenita Rhodes at 303-791-0659.

dry creek Sertoma Club. The only all Women’s Sertoma club in the metro area meets for breakfast at

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Although Robinson will have no formal role in the shooting investigation after Jan. 31, he said he’s been “trying really hard to put in motion what the strategic followup to the investigation will be,” adding that he wants an independent, third-party analysis of how the sheriff’s office handled the Arapahoe shooting.

‘A true public servant’

The ACSO has been widely praised for its speedy reaction to the shooting, including by Centennial Mayor Cathy Noon. “It’s truly been a privilege working with Sheriff Robinson,” said Noon. “His team has always demonstrated an unwavering commitment and dedication to the city.” Robinson also expressed pride in the ACSO’s ongoing partnership with Centennial, which he characterized as “very effective and efficient and how government should

Littleton, is a youth organization for girls ages 11-20 who have a Masonic relationship with either Master Masons, Job’s Daughters, Eastern Star or other Masonic organizations. The girls meet first and third Mondays at 7:15 p.m. at the Masonic Hall across from the Melting Pot restaurant.

littletoN gArdeN Club meets at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month, September through May. A speaker is featured at each meeting. Guests are welcome. Additional information can be found at http:// groups.yahoo.com/group/littletongardenclub/. littletoN JuNior Chamber of Commerce, Jaycees, welcomes interested parties between the ages of 21-40 to become involved with this social and community service organization. Jaycees meet at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday each month at Burt Chevrolet, 5200 S. Broadway, and at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday each month at Breckenridge Grille, 2852 W. Bowles Ave. Call 303-914-0180 or visit littletonjaycees.org. the littletoN Lions Club meets the first and

third Thursdays each month at the Egg and I, 2630 W. Belleview Ave. No. 100, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. We have been serving the Littleton Community since 1949. Sight and Sight Conservation. Interesting programs and speakers. For membership information call Jeff Bridges 303-730-7616 or Al Wieder 303-730-3085.

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AUTO Entertainment be conducted.” The ACSO has provided law enforcement services in Centennial since the city’s incorporation in 2001. John Brackney, a former Arapahoe County Commissioner and president of the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce, worked with Robinson for 16 years. “His character and reputation is sterling,” said Brackney. “Sheriff Robinson has served with dignity, enthusiasm, pride and humility.” “Grayson has been a true public servant,” echoed Arapahoe County Commissioner Nancy Doty. “He will be missed by everyone who has had the pleasure of working with him.” Robinson admitted this week that he is “not ready yet” for a traditional retirement. “I’ve got one really good adventure left in me,” he said. “But I don’t know yet what it is going to be.” Saying he intends to take the next two months to “reflect on life,” the sheriff did confirm that he has no plans to step into the political arena. “Whatever I decide to pursue, I can assure you it will not be a position involving elected office,” he said. “I’ve already had the best job anyone can be elected to do.”

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As a few dozen folks in Littleton gathered to raise the Australian flag and sing “Waltzing Matilda,” Bega, Australia, was in full-on party mode. According to the Bega District News, the day kicked off with free breakfast on the barbie in its reciprocally named Littleton Park, along with activities for the kids, car shows, a fire brigade and local musicians. Other activities aren’t so familiar to Westerners. There were “showbags,” which Wikipedia calls a unique feature of Australian fairs. They are themed gift bags usually promoting a manufacturer like Barbie or general interests like pirates. A mobile playgroup also visited; this is a program funded by the Australian government that takes all sorts of fun to children in remote areas, sort of like a traveling day care. Bega residents also honored the 2013 Bega Valley Shire Citizen of the Year, 20-year-old Ryan Campbell, who is first teenager to fly solo around the world. The Bega District

News writes that his flight began in Wollongong on June 30, 2013, and took 70 days to complete. He travelled more than 24,000 nautical miles in 180 hours, and made 34 stops in 15 countries on four continents. “What he remembers best about the flight was crossing the Pacific Ocean, visiting the world’s biggest air-show, AirVenture in Osh Kosh, USA, and landing at Kitty Hawk in North Carolina, the very scene of the Wright brothers’ first flight,” writes the Australian newspaper. “He will also remember flying over icebergs, the tropics and castles as well the scary weather and the storms. Most importantly, he will remember it as a life-changing lesson and one he can use to motivate other young people to face their fears and follow their dreams.” Campbell certainly gives Australia reason to celebrate what’s great about their country, a goal of the Australian Day Council. Its website explains that Australia Day is the anniversary of the arrival of the British and the first raising of the Union Jack at Sydney Cove by Captain Arthur Phillip in 1788. “It’s the day to reflect on what we have achieved and what we can be proud of in our great nation,” reads the council’s website. “It’s the day for us to recommit to making Australia an even better place for the future.”

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LIONS MAKE PROGRESS ON MATS 170-pound Madorsky wrestles, trains for MMA By Tom Munds

tmunds@coloradocommunitymedia. com This is the third season there has once again been a wrestling team wearing Littleton High School’s blue and gold colors. “There hadn’t been wrestling at Littleton for about 18 years until it was brought back three years ago,” Lions coach Heath Burton said during a break at the Jan. 25 Rock Canyon tournament. “The first year, we wrestled at the junior varsity level. This marks the second year we are wrestling on the varsity level.” Littleton joined Thomas Jefferson, Pueblo West, Valor Christian, Del Norte, Cherokee Trail, Wheat Ridge and host Rock Canyon for the Jan. 25 one-day team tournament. The tournament format made sure each team wrestled five dual matches before the event champion was crowned. The Lions grappled their way to fifth place in the final standings of the tournament as Pueblo West took home top honors. “This is primarily a young team,” Burton said. “We have a couple seniors but many of the varsity wrestlers are sophomores.” Two of those sophomores, 120-pounder Poe Di and heavyweight Aron Pino-Valenvuela, were sidelined for the tournament, making Littleton shorthanded. Burton said wrestling is a tough sport

Littleton 170-pounder Max Madorsky scores points against his Thomas Jefferson opponent during the team dual tournament Jan. 25 at Rock Canyon High School. Madorsky won the match, 9-1, to add to his record that is among the best on the Lions team. Photo by Tom Munds that requires a lot of dedication, but the program is gradually growing. “We are working on getting a new wrestling room and getting more kids interested in the sport as we work to build the program,” he said. Senior Max Madorsky wrestles at 170 pounds for the Lions. “I got into wrestling (to) prepare for my career because I want to be a mixed martial arts competitor,” he said. “I tried wres-

tling as a sophomore at another school but it wasn’t for me. But I came to Littleton as a junior and the coaches and my teammates welcomed me and helped me learn about high school wrestling.” He said wrestling is his only high school sport but, as he seeks to prepare to enter MMA, he also trains in kickboxing and jiujitsu. “When I was in eighth grade I weighed about 300 pounds. I started working out

and got to 250 but got into a fight and got beat up,” he said. “I decided I needed to learn to defend myself. I took up jiu-jitsu and won the next fight with the same guy. When I talked about the fight at the gym, they told me about MMA and the fact I could make money there. Then I started my dedicated training.” He said, during wrestling season, he goes to either kickboxing or jiu-jitsu practice three or four mornings a week. He then attends wrestling practices in the afternoon before going to some additional kickboxing or jiu-jitsu practices three or four evenings a week. When it isn’t wrestling season, he has morning and afternoon classes in the other two sports at least three times a week plus he competes in tournaments for both kickboxing and jiu-jitsu. He trains hard and it has paid off, as he is 4-0 in kickboxing matches. He also has competed and done well in five Brazilian jiu-jitsu tournaments. Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a style focusing on grappling and battling on the mat. He said he has been in jiu-jitsu training long enough that he is now teaching at the Eastern Training Center near County Line Road and Holly. “I started with jiu-jitsu which focuses on grappling,” he said. “I liked it but soon also decided to train in kickboxing. I liked that too because it is more fun to kick people in the head than to grapple with them. But I still do both sports and love both of them because they are challenging and exciting plus it is training for becoming a professional competitor in the MMA.”

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

The rasp of blades of speeding skaters, the clatter of sticks on the ice and crash of young players checking each other filled the air Jan. 25 during the Colorado Thunderbirds practice session at South Suburban Ice Arena. “These guys are 12 years old and younger and are member of the Pee Wee AAA team that is getting ready to go an international tournament in February,” Buddy Blom, a Thunderbird coach, said during the practice. “The United States Hockey Association recognized AA level teams for years. About 10 years ago, players were getting better and dominating AA so the association created the AAA level to provide competition for more advanced youth hockey players.”

The Colorado Thunderbirds is an organization that has elite level hockey teams for players from 11- to 18-years-old. The teams play local teams from organizations like the Littleton Hockey Association plus they make road trips to tournaments to play against national and international opponents. “We are an elite-level team and hold tryouts to determine the roster,” said Blom, who coaches primarily goalies. “We draw players from Littleton, Centennial and all over the metro area.” Kevin Fredrick is the head coach. He is an alumnus of the Littleton Hockey Association and went on to play on three different United States Hockey Association teams. He later earned his degree from the University of Denver and has been coaching elitelevel Pee Wee teams for the last nine years. Blom, a long-time Littleton resident, played goalie for the University of Denver and later coached the Cherry Creek High School hockey team in the 1970s. He said he Hockey continues on Page 15

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Player down, but not out Athlete with prosthetic legs ruled ineligible to play By Hannah Garcia

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

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loves hockey and helps out with the Pee Wee U12 AAA Thunderbirds where his son Zack is the team’s assistant coach. “We have a pretty good team this year,” the senior Blom said. “I think we are ranked

Last year, as a junior, Roby made the junior varsity basketball team, fulfilling a dream. Since then, Roby has been a fourthquarter favorite, with fans chanting his name and thundering with applause. This year, Roby made the varsity team, playing in eight games and scoring 11 points. Midway through the season and after calls from officials, the Colorado High School Activities Association stepped in, claiming that it could not authorize Roby to play because of his disability. “There was no way we could get an authorization letter for Bailey to play,” McCabe said. “We got a one-time official authorization (from CHSAA) for the game tonight against Littleton. After this, he won’t be able to get in the game.” Although he was authorized to play last year on the junior varsity team, McCabe said the “speed and physicality” of varsity basketball poses more risk with Roby in the game. But Roby’s parents, Kim and Scott, said they do not understand why the decision was enacted halfway through the season. “It’s actually kind of confusing for us,” Scott Roby said. “We were told that it was an issue with the officiating, that the officials were not comfortable letting Bailey play without a waiver.” With Mountain Vista’s .933 win rate so far this season, and eyes on the state championship, Bailey Roby said it would be hard to watch from the bench. “It is my senior year, and it’s hard to play in my last game,” he said, expressing hope that CHSAA may reverse the decision. “They just need to work it out so that they’ll understand how to make sure pros-

thetics are OK in sports.” When asked for the reasoning behind the decision, CHSAA assistant commissioner Bert Borgmann pointed to Na-

tional Federation of State High School Association rule 3-5-1, which says that state associations can “provide reasonable accommodations” to individuals with “disabilities and/or special needs” and “extenuation circumstances” as long as those accommodations do not “fundamentally alter the sport, heighten risk to the athlete/ others or place opponents at a disadvantage.” “Nobody wants to tell anybody no, but we can’t authorize him to play, not only for other players but for him as well,” Borgmann said. “The rules are meant to keep the game what it’s supposed to be.” Bailey Roby’s parents said they were “kept in the dark,” calling the decision to prevent their son from playing a surprise and insisted he poses no danger to himself or others. “We would just prefer to see Bailey be able to finish out the year, finish what he started,” Scott Roby said. The family plans to protest the decision. “I think the main thing is, I would hate for this to happen to someone else’s kid,” Kim Roby said. “We’re just trying to keep our heads up high and be a good team player.” Despite the turmoil, Scott Roby said they were thankful for the time their son had on the court. For now, Bailey Roby will have to take solace in cheering for his Golden Eagles from the bench as they make a run for the championship. “Now, I just gotta sit on the bench and support (the team),” Bailey Roby said. “The most important thing is being a part of the team.”

sixth or seventh nationally. We are preparing to go to Quebec, Canada Feb. 14-24 for an international tournament. We will play hockey just about every day against top U.S. teams as well as teams from Russia, Canada and other countries.” He said how the Thunderbirds do in the Quebec tournament determines how many tournament games they play. It is a doubleelimination format, which means a team with

two losses is eliminated. But all teams get to play a lot of hockey because, in addition to tournament games, they will also play exhibition games so each team will probably play 10 games during their stay in Quebec. “Hockey’s popularity has made a comeback since I was coaching Cherry Creek in the ‘70s,” Blom said. “I think the Avalanche has brought attention to the sport and feeder

programs like the Littleton Hockey Association and elite programs like the Thunderbirds have helped high school hockey make a comeback. In the mid 1980s there were only a few teams playing state sanctioned high school hockey. It has grown and now there at 29 teams in the state-sanctioned leagues. It is great to see hockey rebound because it is a great sport and it is great to see kids of all ages playing the game.”

Bailey Roby tries for three points in the fourth quarter as Littleton’s Josh Randle defends in Highlands Ranch on Jan. 24. The Roby family had to pick up the special blue padding on his prosthetics the same day as the game “otherwise he wouldn’t be able to play,” according to his mother. Photo by Hannah Garcia

Prep sports Scoreboard HERITAGE HIGH SCHOOL Boys basketball Heritage 48, Highlands Ranch 61 After an even first half and the Eagles leading 25-23 at halftime against the Falcons, Highlands Ranch came out after half fired up scoring 22 points in the third quarter and 16 in the fourth for the 61-48 win. Heritage junior Tom Skufca scored 13 points and sophomore Jack Peck scored 12. Skufca got the double double grabbing 10 rebounds. Sophomore Tomas Ornelas had five blocks.

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Northglenn wrestling tournament Heritage was 14th out of 18 teams. Andrew Whitney (126-pounder) was sixth place. Alejandro Gandara (132) and Antonio Flores (138) were both consolation bracket champions. Jared Todd (145) was fifth place, Austin Atwell (195) came in third and Ryan White (285) was fourth place.

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Heritage moves to 3-2 in league with the win against Castle View. Max Wekesser (106), Mark Morgan (120), Andrew Whitney (126), Alejandro Gandara (132), Antonio Flores (138), Jared Todd (145), Austin Atwell (195) and Ryan White (285) all won their matches against Castle View.

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Loud and inbound, the IJet Dream Chaser 4, a Learjet 35, arrives at the International Jet Aviation ramp at Cnetennial Airport on Monday, Jan. 20 to help grant wishes for a dozen local Make-A-Wish kids. The volunteer project is an effort spearheaded by International Jet employees and partners. Photos courtesy of Deborah Grigsby Smith

With the sun in her hair and a balloon in her hand, 8-year-old Jamie Crook of Centennial strikes a pose next to the IJet Dream Chaser 4, a colorful Learjet 35 that helped grant the wish of a dozen Make-A-Wish kids at Centennial Airport , Monday, Jan. 20.

CHASING A The Dream Chaser 4, a rainbow-colored Learjet 35, departed Centennial Airport on Jan. 20 for a weeklong tour as part of a special project led by International Jet Aviation Services to benefit children of Make-AWish Colorado, as well as other Make-A-Wish chapters in neighboring states. “It’s all part of an effort to give

something back to the community,” said William Milam, International Jet co-founder. Milam said certain preventive maintenance milestones require the eight-passenger aircraft to be stripped of its exterior paint, completely inspected and X-rayed. Prior to the inspection date, he said the air-

craft receives temporary rainbow paint job and is used to give Make-A-Wish kids a private jet experience and bird’s eye view of the city. The Dream Chaser project is a nonprofit volunteer effort supported by International Jet employees, as well as outside partners and donors who help cover paint and fuel costs.

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Public Trustees Public Notice COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1614-2013 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On November 26, 2013, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Arapahoe records. Original Grantor(s): CRAIG S. HAYNES AND LISA K. HAYNES Original Beneficiary(ies): BENEFICIAL MORTGAGE CO. OF COLORADO Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: BENEFICIAL FINANCIAL I INC. Date of Deed of Trust: November 15, 2004 County of Recording: Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust: November 18, 2004 Recording Information (Reception Number): B4201361 Original Principal Amount $368,419.60 Outstanding Principal Balance $322,686.36 Pursuant to CRS §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 thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property to be foreclosed is: LOT 133, LIBERTY HILL II, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. TAX MAP OR PARCEL ID NO.: 1880432 Also known by street and number as: 7018 SOUTH GRAPE WAY, CENTENNIAL, CO 80122. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 03/26/2014, at the East Hearing Room, County Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado,, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the 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 issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 1/30/2014 Last Publication: 2/27/2014 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent ● 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; DATE: 11/26/2013 Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: Holly L. Decker #32647 Toni M.N. Dale #30580 Medved Dale Decker & Deere, LLC 355 Union Blvd., Suite 302, Lakewood, CO 80228 (303) 274-0155 Attorney File # 13-913-25535 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. ©Public Trustees' Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Legal Notice NO.: 1614-2013 First Publication: 1/30/2014 Last Publication: 2/27/2014 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent Public Notice COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1559-2013 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On October 30, 2013, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Arapahoe records. Original Grantor(s): Howard A Flaum and Christine H Flaum Original Beneficiary(ies): JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Date of Deed of Trust: April 22, 2010 County of Recording: Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust: May 11, 2010 Recording Information (Reception Number): D0044355 Original Principal Amount: $275,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $232,198.94 Pursuant to CRS §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 thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property to be foreclosed is: SEE EXHIBIT A ATTACHED HERETO AND INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE The property to be foreclosed is: Also known by street and number as: 5653 East Long Place, Centennial, CO 80112. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M.

Original Principal Amount: $275,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $232,198.94 Pursuant to CRS §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 thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property to be foreclosed is: SEE EXHIBIT A ATTACHED HERETO AND INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE The property to be foreclosed is: Also known by street and number as: 5653 East Long Place, Centennial, CO 80112. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 02/26/2014, at the East Hearing Room, County Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado,, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the 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 issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 1/2/2014 Last Publication: 1/30/2014 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent ● 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; DATE: 10/30/2013 Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: Caren Jacobs Castle #11790 Deanna L. Westfall #23449 Jennifer Griest #34830 Britney Beall-Eder #34935 Kimberly L. Martinez #40351 Reagan Larkin #42309 Christopher T. Groen #39976 Cynthia Lowery #34145 The Castle Law Group, LLC 999 18th Street #2201, Denver, CO 80202 (303) 865-1400 Attorney File # 13-07212 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. ©Public Trustees' Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012

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1559-2013 EXHIBIT A Situate, lying and being in the County of Arapahoe and State of Colorado, described as follows: Lot 10, Homestead Farm Filing No. 5, County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado. Being the same parcel conveyed to Howard A. Flaum and Christine H. Flaum from Robert J. Cornelius and Lincy A. Cornelius, by virtue of a Deed dated 04/14/1998, recorded 04/15/1998, as Instrument No. A8054463 County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado. Legal Notice NO.: 1559-2013 First Publication: 1/2/2014 Last Publication: 1/30/2014 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent Public Notice COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1561-2013 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On October 30, 2013, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Arapahoe records. Original Grantor(s): Damian Quinn Original Beneficiary(ies): AFFILIATED FINANCIAL GROUP, INC. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Date of Deed of Trust: January 27, 2005 County of Recording: Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust: February 18, 2005 Recording Information (Reception Number): B5023600 Original Principal Amount: $184,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $160,502.55 Pursuant to CRS §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 thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property to be foreclosed is: LOT 7, BLOCK 35, WALNUT HILLS, FILING NO. 3, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 7532 East Costilla Avenue, Centennial, CO 80112. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 02/26/2014, at the East Hearing Room, County Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado,, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the 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 issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 1/2/2014 Last Publication: 1/30/2014 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent ● 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; DATE: 10/30/2013 Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: Robert J. Aronowitz, Esq. #5673 Lisa Cancanon #42043 Emily Jensik #31294 Joan Olson, Esq. #28078 Jennifer H. Trachte #40391 Monica Kadrmas #34904 Catherine A. Hildreth #40975 Aronowitz & Mecklenburg, LLP 1199 Ban-

erty and all interest of the 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 issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 1/2/2014 Last Publication: 1/30/2014 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent ● 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; DATE: 10/30/2013 Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: Robert J. Aronowitz, Esq. #5673 Lisa Cancanon #42043 Emily Jensik #31294 Joan Olson, Esq. #28078 Jennifer H. Trachte #40391 Monica Kadrmas #34904 Catherine A. Hildreth #40975 Aronowitz & Mecklenburg, LLP 1199 Bannock St., Denver, CO 80204 (303) 8131177 Attorney File # 1068.06495 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. ©Public Trustees' Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012

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Legal Notice NO.: 1561-2013 First Publication: 1/2/2014 Last Publication: 1/30/2014 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent Public Notice COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1566-2013 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On November 5, 2013, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Arapahoe records. Original Grantor(s): Anita B Matthews and Neil Thomas Matthews Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. acting solely as nominee for MORTGAGEIT, INC Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust: September 18, 2006 County of Recording: Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust: September 26, 2006 Recording Information (Reception Number): B6137999 Original Principal Amount: $213,750.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $204,318.46 Pursuant to CRS §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 thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property to be foreclosed is: LOT 1, BLOCK 32, NOB HILL FILING NO. 3, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO Also known by street and number as: 7302 South Albion Street, Centennial, CO 80122. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 03/05/2014, at the East Hearing Room, County Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado,, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the 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 issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 1/9/2014 Last Publication: 2/6/2014 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent ● 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; DATE: 11/05/2013 Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: Robert J. Aronowitz, Esq. #5673 Lisa Cancanon #42043 Emily Jensik #31294 Joan Olson, Esq. #28078 Jennifer H. Trachte #40391 Monica Kadrmas #34904 Catherine A. Hildreth #40975 Aronowitz & Mecklenburg, LLP 1199 Bannock St., Denver, CO 80204 (303) 8131177 Attorney File # 9105.06095 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. ©Public Trustees' Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Legal Notice NO.: 1566-2013 First Publication: 1/9/2014 Last Publication: 2/6/2014 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent Public Notice COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1597-2013 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On November 19, 2013, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Arapahoe records. Original Grantor(s): Jane E. Stern and Ted Stern Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Accredited Home Lenders, Inc. a California Corporation Current Holder of Evidence of Debt : Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Indenture Trustee, on behalf of the holders of the Accredited Mortgage Loan Trust 2004-3 Asset-Backed Notes Date of Deed of Trust: May 13, 2004 County of Recording: Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust: May 26, 2004 Recording Information (Reception Number): B4095774 Original Principal Amount: $132,800.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $115,579.72 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as

17 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On November 19, 2013, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Arapahoe records. Original Grantor(s): Jane E. Stern and Ted Stern Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Accredited Home Lenders, Inc. a California Corporation Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Indenture Trustee, on behalf of the holders of the Accredited Mortgage Loan Trust 2004-3 Asset-Backed Notes Date of Deed of Trust: May 13, 2004 County of Recording: Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust: May 26, 2004 Recording Information (Reception Number): B4095774 Original Principal Amount: $132,800.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $115,579.72 Pursuant to CRS §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 thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property to be foreclosed is: LOT 188, BLOCK 1, HIGHLAND VIEW II, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 8165 S. Fillmore Way, Littleton, CO 80122. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST.

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NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 03/19/2014, at the East Hearing Room, County Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado,, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the 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 issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 1/23/2014 Last Publication: 2/20/2014 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent ● 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; DATE: 11/19/2013 Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: Caren Jacobs Castle #11790 Deanna L. Westfall #23449 Jennifer Griest #34830 Britney Beall-Eder #34935 Kimberly L. Martinez #40351 Reagan Larkin #42309 Christopher T. Groen #39976 Cynthia Lowery #34145 The Castle Law Group, LLC 999 18th Street #2201, Denver, CO 80202 (303) 865-1400 Attorney File # 13-07307 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. ©Public Trustees' Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Legal Notice NO.: 1597-2013 First Publication: 1/23/2014 Last Publication: 2/20/2014 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent Public Notice COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1609-2013 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On November 20, 2013, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Arapahoe records. Original Grantor(s): Ryan L. Roe and Penney L. Roe Original Beneficiary(ies): Beneficial Mortgage Co. of Colorado Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: BENEFICIAL FINANCIAL I INC. Date of Deed of Trust: October 20, 2005 County of Recording: Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust: October 25, 2005 Recording Information (Reception Number): B5160309 Re-Recording Information (Reception Number): B9081836 Re-Recording Date of Deed of Trust: July 29, 2009 Original Principal Amount: $257,894.31 Outstanding Principal Balance: $248,810.71 Pursuant to CRS §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 thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property to be foreclosed is: THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED REAL PROPERTY, TOGETHER WITH IMPROVEMENTS, IF ANY, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE AND STATE OF COLORADO, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: LOT 3, BLOCK 2, RIDGE MANOR, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 6861 S GREENWOOD ST, LITTLETON, CO 80120. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 03/19/2014, at the East Hearing Room, County Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado,, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the 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 issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 1/23/2014 Last Publication: 2/20/2014

OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 6861 S GREENWOOD ST, LITTLETON, CO 80120. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 03/19/2014, at the East Hearing Room, County Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado,, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the 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 issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 1/23/2014 Last Publication: 2/20/2014 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent ● 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; DATE: 11/20/2013 Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: Holly L. Decker #32647 Toni M.N. Dale #30580 Medved Dale Decker & Deere, LLC 355 Union Blvd., Suite 302, Lakewood, CO 80228 (303) 223-7883 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 13-913-25438 ©Public Trustees' Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012

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Legal Notice NO.: 1609-2013 First Publication: 1/23/2014 Last Publication: 2/20/2014 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent

Name Changes PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on January 14, 2014 that a Petition for a Change of Name of an adult has been filed with the Arapahoe County Court. The petition requests that the name of Jennifer Ann Parnham be changed to Jennifer Ann Jas. Case No.: 2014 C 100013 Tammera Herivel, Clerk of the Court By: Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 15810 First Publication: January 23, 2014 Last Publication: February 6, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name

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Notice To Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Maria Fortunata M. Kenney, Aka Maria Fortunata Mancao Kenney Aka Marita Kenney Aka Maria F. M. Kenney Aka Maria F. Kenney Aka Maria Fortunata Kenney Aka Marita M. Kenney Aka Maria M. Kenney Aka Maria Kenney, Deceased Case Number: 2014 PR 30025 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before June 6, 2014 or the claims may be forever barred. Vincent J. Kenney Personal Representative 40 Waunona Woods Court Madison, WI 53713 Legal Notice No: 15825 First Publication: January 30, 2014 Last Publication: February 13, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Gracie F. Ellegood, aka Gracie Ellegood, Deceased Case Number: 2013 PR 30616 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before May 23, 2014 or the claims may be forever barred. John P. Ellegood Personal Representative 2517 South Pitkin Way Aurora, Colorado 80013 Legal Notice No: 15808 First Publication: January 23, 2014 Last Publication: February 6, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent Public Notice NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Scott Joseph McClelland, Deceased Case Number 13 PR 30580 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before May 16, 2014, or the claims may be forever barred.

Public notice is given on January 13, 2014 that a Petition for a Change of Name of an adult has been filed with the Arapahoe County Court.

Patricia McClelland Connoly Personal Representative 1817 S. Grant Street Denver, CO 80210

The petition requests that the name of Lynnette Elaine Dermody be changed to Lynette Elaine Dermody. Case No.: 2014 CV 10

Legal Notice No.: 15785 First Publication: January 16, 2014 Last Publication: January 30, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent

C.J. Horsley, Clerk of the Court By: C.J. Horsley, Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 15812 First Publication: January 23, 2014 Last Publication: February 6, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on January 17, 2014 that a Petition for a Change of Name of an adult has been filed with the Arapahoe County Court. The petition requests that the name of Cassandra Sea Medrano be changed to Cassandra Edmondson Medrano. Case No.: 2014 C 100020 Tammera Herivel, Clerk of the Court By: Laura Larson, Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 15827 First Publication: January 30, 2014 Last Publication: February 13, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent

Notice To Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Kendall H. Holm, Deceased Case Number: 2013 PR 30582 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Co-Personal Representatives or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before May 16, 2014 or the claims may be forever barred. Kevin D. Holm Co-Personal Representative 10062 Macalister Trail Highlands Ranch, Colorado 80129 Matthew C. Holm Co-Personal Representative 480 Rocky Cliff Circle Elizabeth, Colorado 80107 Legal Notice No: 15788 First Publication: January 16, 2014 Last Publication: January 30, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Ethel Rose Reimer, Deceased Case Number: 2014 PR 8 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before May 23, 2014 or the claims may be forever barred. Cynthia Ann Huston Personal Representative 15904 Stonebriar Drive Parker, Colorado 80134 Legal Notice No: 15800 First Publication: January 23, 2014 Last Publication: February 6, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent

Public Notice NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Gloria J. Stevenson, a/k/a Gloria Joy Stevenson, Deceased Case Number 2013PR30653 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before May 16, 2014, or the claims may be forever barred. Rick Alan Stevenson Personal Representative 8700 Mountain View Lane Littleton, CO 80125 Legal Notice No.: 15789 First Publication: January 16, 2014 Last Publication: January 30, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent Public Notice NOTICE TO CREDITORS BY PUBLICATION PURSUANT TO §15-20-801, C.R.S. Estate of Jennings Daniel Bell, III, Deceased Case Number: 2013 PR 30584 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before May 16, 2014, or the claims may be forever barred. Person Giving Notice: Carylyn K. Bell a/k/a Carylyn Bell Dooley 2750 E. Cedar Avenue Denver, CO 80209 Phone: 303-282-4800 Legal Notice No.: 15794 First Publication: January 16, 2014 Last Publication: January 30, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Robert Roland Roberts, aka Robert R. Roberts, Deceased Case Number: 2013 PR 30562 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado, 7325 S. Potomac, Englewood, Colorado 80112, on or before May 16, 2014 or the claims may be forever barred. /s/ original signature on file in office of Palmer, Goertzel & Associates, P.C. Tamra, A. Palmer Personal Representative 6060 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., No. 200 Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111 303-789-2899 Legal Notice No: 15786 First Publication: January 16, 2014 Last Publication: January 30, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Melville L. Moore, aka Melville Lock Moore, aka Mel Moore, aka Melvin L. Moore, and Melville E. Moore, Deceased Case Number: 2013 PR 30508


18 The Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice Creditors Estate of To Melville L. Moore,

aka Melville Lock Moore, aka Mel Moore, aka Melvin L. Moore, and Melville E. Moore, Deceased Case Number: 2013 PR 30508 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before May 23, 2014 or the claims may be forever barred. Sarah Louise Gooch aka Sarah L. Gooch aka Sarah Moore Gooch Personal Representative c/o Walter M. Kelly II Miller & Steiert, P.C. 1901 W. Littleton Blvd. Littleton, Colorado 80120 Legal Notice No: 15798 First Publication: January 23, 2014 Last Publication: February 6, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Brian P. McDermott, aka Brian Patrick McDermott, aka Brian McDermott, Deceased Case Number: 2014 PR 30006 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before May 23, 2014 or the claims may be forever barred. Kelli C. Mackintosh Personal Representative 3653 South Lisbon Street Aurora, Colorado 80013 Legal Notice No: 15799 First Publication: January 23, 2014 Last Publication: February 6, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Norma Jean Prado, aka Norma Prado, Deceased Case Number: 2013 PR 30542 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before May 23, 2014 or the claims may be forever barred. David Prado Personal Representative 780 W. Oxford Englewood, Colorado 80110 Legal Notice No: 15807 First Publication: January 23, 2014 Last Publication: February 6, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Moira Hopper, Deceased Case Number: 2013 PR 1021 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before May 23, 2014 or the claims may be forever barred. Michael J. Hopper, Sr. Personal Representative 2621 W. Lynne Lane Phoenix, AZ 85041 Legal Notice No: 15809 First Publication: January 23, 2014 Last Publication: February 6, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Cyril Burdette Smaling, Deceased Case Number: 2013 PR 30621 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before June 1, 2014 or the claims may be forever barred. Sharlene Rae Little Personal Representative 7317 South Spruce Street Centennial, Colorado 80112 Legal Notice No: 15811 First Publication: January 23, 2014 Last Publication: February 6, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Penelope Sue Cunningham, aka Penelope S. Cunningham, aka Penelope Cunningham, aka Penny Sue Cunningham, aka Penny S. Cunningham, aka Penny Cunningham, Deceased Case Number: 2014 PR 30011 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before May 23, 2014 or the claims may be forever barred. David Cunningham Personal Representative c/o Mark D. Masters, Esq. 2696 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 350 Denver, Colorado 80222 Legal Notice No: 15817 First Publication: January 23, 2014 Last Publication: February 6, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Mary F. Acosta, Deceased Case Number: 2013 PR 30549 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before June 1, 2014 or the claims may be forever barred. Daniel T. Acosta Personal Representative 2773 E. Choctaw Drive Sierra Vista, AZ 85650 Legal Notice No: 15826 First Publication: January 30, 2014 Last Publication: February 13, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Norma Lee Cornell, Deceased Case Number: 2014 PR 30022 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before June 1, 2014 or the claims may be forever barred.

All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before June 1, 2014 or the claims may be forever barred.

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Candace Nicole Kristensson Personal Representative 2320 South Madison Street Denver, Colorado 80210 Legal Notice No: 15828 First Publication: January 30, 2014 Last Publication: February 13, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Janet T. Lassen, Deceased Case Number: 2014 PR 030016

vision of the Sheriff's Department of Arapahoe County, Colorado at 10:00 A.M., on the 27th day of February, 2014, at 13101 East Broncos Parkway, Centennial, CO 80112, phone number 720-874-3845. At which sale, the above described real property and improvements thereon will be sold to the highest bidder. Plaintiff makes no warranty relating to title, possession, or quiet enjoyment in and to said real property in connection with this sale.

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BIDDERS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE CASH OR CERTIFIED FUNDS SUFFICIENT TO COVER THEIR HIGHEST BID AT THE TIME OF SALE. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LIEN BEING FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN ON THE SUBJECT PROPERTY. Judgment is in the amount of $6,817.38. First Publication: January 2, 2014 Last Publication: January 30, 2014 Published In: Littleton Independent, 9137 S. Ridgeline Blvd. #210, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before May 29, 2014 or the claims may be forever barred.

The name, address and telephone number of the attorney representing the legal owner of the above described lien is Brianna L. Schaefer, Esq., No. 34078, HindmanSanchez P.C., 5610 Ward Road, Suite 300, Arvada, Colorado 80002-1310, 303.432.8999.

Scott Gelman Personal Representative c/o Gelman & Norberg, LLC 8480 E. Orchard Road, Suite 5000 Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111

J. Grayson Robinson Sheriff of Arapahoe County, State of Colorado

Legal Notice No: 15829 First Publication: January 30, 2014 Last Publication: February 13, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Eloise Adell Anderson-Jones, aka Eloise Anderson, aka Eloise A. Anderson, aka Joy Anderson, aka Joy Anderson-Jones, Deceased Case Number: 2014 PR 30035 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before May 30, 2014 or the claims may be forever barred. John A. Anderson Personal Representative 2704 Mountain High Drive San Marcos, Texas 78666 Legal Notice No: 15830 First Publication: January 30, 2014 Last Publication: February 13, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Don Richard Lawless, aka Don R. Lawless, aka Don Lawless, Deceased Case Number: 2013 PR 30625 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before May 30, 2014 or the claims may be forever barred. James L. Merrill Personal Representative 43981 Road L Mancos, Colorado 81328-9345 Legal Notice No: 15833 First Publication: January 30, 2014 Last Publication: February 13, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Terhark, Gregory Lee, aka Terhark, Gregory L. and Terhark, Gregory, Deceased Case Number: 2014 PR 30036 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before June 4, 2014 or the claims may be forever barred. Melinda Heather Terhark Personal Representative 16435 E. Powers Place Centennial, Colorado 80015 Legal Notice No: 15834 First Publication: January 30, 2014 Last Publication: February 13, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Charles N. Burton, Charles Norman Burton, Deceased Case Number: 13PR1031 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before May 31, 2014 or the claims may be forever barred. Timothy A. Burton Personal Representative 7777 W. 1st Place Lakewood, CO 80226 Legal Notice No: 15835 First Publication: January 30, 2014 Last Publication: February 13, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent

Misc. Private Legals Public Notice DISTRICT COURT, ARAPAHOE COUNTY, STATE OF COLORADO CIVIL ACTION NO. 2013CV030185, Division/Courtroom 402 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL PROPERTY ALTON PARK HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., Plaintiff, v. AVI AHARONIAN, BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. and CYNTHIA D. MARES AS THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE OF ARAPAHOE COUNTY, COLORADO. Defendant(s). Regarding: Lot 82, Block 2, Alton Park Filing No. 1, County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado; Also known as: 1375 South Alton Court, Denver, CO 80247. TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS, Please take notice: You and each of you are hereby notified that a Sheriff's Sale of the referenced property is to be conducted by the Civil Division of the Sheriff's Department of Arapahoe County, Colorado at 10:00 A.M., on the 27th day of February, 2014, at 13101 East Broncos Parkway, Centennial, CO 80112, phone number 720-874-3845. At which sale, the above described real property and improvements thereon will be sold to the highest bidder. Plaintiff makes no warranty relating to title, possession, or quiet enjoyment in and to said real property in connection with this sale. BIDDERS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE CASH OR CERTIFIED FUNDS SUFFICIENT TO COVER THEIR HIGHEST BID

DATED: December 5, 2013

By: Sgt. James Osborn Deputy Sheriff Legal Notice No.: 15712 First Publication: January 2, 2014 Last Publication: January 30, 2014 Published In: Littleton Independent, 9137 S. Ridgeline Blvd. #210, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129 Public Notice COMBINED NOTICE OF SALE AND RIGHT TO CURE AND REDEEM DISTRICT COURT, ARAPAHOE COUNTY, STATE OF COLORADO Court Address: 7325 S. Potomac Street, Centennial, CO 80112 Case Number: 2013-CV-598 Div: 202 Plaintiff: BRANDYCHASE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, a Colorado non-profit corporation Defendants: STEPHANIE D. JONES, et al. Plaintiff’s Attorney: Charlene M. Long Reg #16945 Address: 1660 S. Albion Street #918, Denver, CO 80222 Ph No: 303-488-0267 Fx No: 303-757-3640 E-mail: char@charlenelongatty.com TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: This is to advise you that the above captioned action is pending. An Order Entering Judgment Against Stephanie D. Jones And For Decree Of Foreclosure has been entered in this action concerning Assessment Lien for the benefit of Brandychase Condominium Association, existing under the Condominium Declaration for Brandychase Condominiums, recorded on October 5, 1978, in Book 2863, Page 143, et seq., of the real estate records in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of Arapahoe County, Colorado (the “Assessment Lien”). The name, address and telephone number of the attorney representing the owner of the Assessment Lien are shown above. The real property which is the subject matter of this litigation, which is all of the property currently encumbered by the Assessment Lien described in said Decree of Foreclosure, is situate in Arapahoe County Colorado, and is described as follows: Condominium Unit 104, Building No. 15, Brandychase Condominiums, in accordance with the Declaration recorded on October 6, 1978, in Book 2863, at Page 143, and Condominium Map recorded on October 6, 1978, in Book 36 at Page 4, under Reception No. 1780804, and amendment recorded November 6, 1978 in Map Book 36 at Page 41, under Reception No. 1789714, and amendment recorded January 19, 1979 in Map Book 37 at Page 15, under Reception No. 1812585 of the Arapahoe County Records, together with the exclusive right to use the following limited common elements: Storage Space 15-104, County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado. Also known as: 13393 East Asbury Drive #104, Aurora, CO 80014 The current owner of record for the real property is Stephanie D. Jones. The Plaintiff named-above is the judgment creditor in this action and current owner of the evidence of debt (the judgment entered herein) secured by the property being sold; and as of September 20, 2013, the outstanding balance due and owing was $10,409.65. THE LIEN BEING FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given I shall offer for public sale to the highest bidder, for cash, at public auction, all the rights, title and interest of the Defendants in said property on March 13 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at 13101 East Broncos Parkway, Centennial, Colorado 80112, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness, plus attorney 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. **BIDDERS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE CASH OR CERTIFIED FUNDS SUFFICIENT TO COVER THEIR HIGHEST BID AT TIME OF SALE.** Questions regarding the sale should be addressed to the Civil Division, telephone 720-874-3851. DATED December 17, 2013. J. Grayson Robinson, Sheriff Arapahoe County, Colorado By: Sgt. James Osborn Deputy Sheriff Legal Notice No.: 15745 First Publication: January 16, 2014 Last Publication: February 13, 2014 Published in: Littleton Independent, 9137 S. Ridgeline Blvd, #210, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129 Public Notice DISTRICT COURT, ARAPAHOE COUNTY, STATE OF COLORADO CIVIL ACTION NO. 2013CV618, Division/Courtroom 204 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL PROPERTY HIGHLINE MEADOWS CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, v. JULIE BROOKE; THE CIT GROUP/CONSUMER FINANCE, INC.; and CYNTHIA D. MARES AS THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE OF ARAPAHOE COUNTY, COLORADO.

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STATE OF COLORADO CIVIL ACTION NO. 2013CV618, Division/Courtroom 204 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL PROPERTY HIGHLINE MEADOWS CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, v. JULIE BROOKE; THE CIT GROUP/CONSUMER FINANCE, INC.; and CYNTHIA D. MARES AS THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE OF ARAPAHOE COUNTY, COLORADO. Defendant(s).

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Regarding: Condominium Unit No. 130306, Highline Meadows Condominiums, in accordance with the Declaration recorded October 25, 1978 in Book 2873 at Page 367 and Condominium Map recorded on October 25, 1978 as Reception No. 1786266, Book 36 at Pages 31 and 32 of the County of Arapahoe records; together with the exclusive right to use the following common elements; Parking Space 630, County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado.; Also known as: 130 East Highline Circle, #306, Centennial, CO 80122. TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS, Please take notice: You and each of you are hereby notified that a Sheriff's Sale of the referenced property is to be conducted by the Civil Division of the Sheriff's Office of Arapahoe County, Colorado at 10:00 A.M., on the 20th day of March, 2014, at 13101 East Broncos Parkway, Centennial, CO 80112, phone number 720-874-3851. At which sale, the above described real property and improvements thereon will be sold to the highest bidder. Plaintiff makes no warranty relating to title, possession, or quiet enjoyment in and to said real property in connection with this sale. *BIDDERS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE CASH OR CERTIFIED FUNDS SUFFICIENT TO COVER THEIR HIGHEST BID AT THE TIME OF SALE.* PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LIEN BEING FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN ON THE SUBJECT PROPERTY. Judgment is in the amount of $19,264.72. Signed: December 18, 2013. J. Grayson Robinson, Sheriff Arapahoe County, Colorado By: Sgt. James Osborn Deputy Sheriff Legal Notice No.: 15746 First Publication: January 23, 2014 Last Publication: February 20, 2014 Published In: Littleton Independent, 69137 S. Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch, CO 80129 Public Notice COMBINED NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL PROPERTY AND RIGHT TO CURE AND REDEEM DISTRICT COURT, ARAPAHOE COUNTY, STATE OF COLORADO Civil Action No. 2013CV030297, Div. 207 Plaintiff, MILL RUN HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. v. Defendants, HARRIET V. TAITO, KARAUNA F. TAITO; FREMONT INVESTMENT & LOAN N/K/A LITTON LOAN SERVICING, LP; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.; THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK TRUST COMPANY, N.A.; GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC; PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATES COMPANY, INC. N/K/A THE ADVANTAGE GROUP; LIBERTY ACQUISITIONS SEVICING, LLC; ARAPAHOE COUNTY PUBLIC TRUSTEE; AND OCCPANT(S). On December 5, 2013, the Arapahoe County District Court issued its Decree of Foreclosure. Original Grantor(s): Harriet V. Taito and Karauna F. Taito Original Beneficiary: Mill Run Homeowners Association, Inc. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: Mill Run Homeowners Association, Inc. Date of Lien: November 28, 2007 County of Recording: Arapahoe Recording Date of Lien: December 3, 2007 Recording Reception Number: B7151746 Original Amount: $872.36 Outstanding Amount: $12,549.85 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the provisions of the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions of Mill Run Homeowners Association, Inc. (the “Declaration”) have been violated as follows: Failure to pay common expense assessments as that term is defined in 38-33.3-316 C.R.S., together with all other payments provided for in the Declaration for Mill Run Homeowners Association, Inc. or by Colorado Statute secured by the Assessment Lien. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN:

dersigned Sheriff at (720) 874-3845. DATE: January 8, 2014 J. Grayson Robinson, Sheriff Arapahoe County, Colorado By: Sgt. James Osborn Deputy Sheriff

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The name, bar registration number, address, and telephone number of the attorney is: Richard W. Johnston, Reg. No. 19823, Tobey & Johnston, P.C., 6855 S. Havana Street #630, Centennial, CO 80112-3813, telephone number (303) 799-8600. Legal Notice No.: 15772 First Publication: January 16, 2014 Last Publication: February 13, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent Public Notice DISTRICT COURT, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO Court Address: 7325 S. Potomac Street, Centennial, Colorado 80112, Telephone: (303) 649-6355 Case Number: 2013CV30410, Div.: 202, Ctrm.: Plaintiff: PINNACLE HIGHLINE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. Defendant: ELAINE F. ESQUIBEL Attorneys for Plaintiff: Wendy E. Weigler, Reg. No. 28419 LANSKY, WEIGLER & PORTER, P.C.,1401 17th Street, Suite 560, Denver, CO 80202, Telephone: (303) 297-1900, Facsimile: (303) 293-8938, E-mail: wweigler@lanskyweigler.com SHERIFF’S COMBINED NOTICE OF SALE, RIGHT TO CURE AND RIGHT TO REDEEM TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: This is to advise you that the above-captioned action is pending. An Order and Decree for Judicial Foreclosure has been entered in this action concerning an assessment lien by the Plaintiff, Pinnacle Highline Homeowners Association, Inc., pursuant to the Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act, Colorado Revised Statutes, §38-33.3-316(2)(a), and the Plaintiff’s Declaration for Pinnacle at Highline, Notice of (said) Assessment Lien being recorded on April 17, 2012, at Reception No. D2041122 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of Arapahoe County, State of Colorado (the “Assessment Lien”). The name, address and telephone number of the attorneys representing the holders of the Assessment Lien being foreclosed are Lansky, Weigler & Porter (contact Wendy E. Weigler, Esq.) 1401 17th Street, Suite 560, Denver, Colorado 80202, telephone number 303-297-1900. The real property which is the subject matter of this litigation, which is the property subject to the Assessment Lien, is situated in Arapahoe County, and is described as follows, to-wit: PARCEL A: BUILDING 7, UNIT 731, PINNACLE AT HIGHLINE, IN ACCORDANCE WITH AND SUBJECT TO THE DECLARATION FOR PINNACLE AT HIGHLINE RECORDED ON JULY 17, 2001 AT RECEPTION NO. B1115281 AND THE CONDOMINIUM MAP RECORDED ON JULY 17, 2001 AT RECEPTION NO. B1115282 IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK AND RECORDER OF THE COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO PARCEL B: GARAGE UNIT G123, IN ACCORDANCE WITH AND SUBJECT TO THE DECLARATION FOR PINNACLE AT HIGHLINE RECORDED ON JULY 17, 2001 AT RECEPTION NO. B1115281 AND THE CONDOMINIUM MAP RECORDED ON JULY 17, 2001 AT RECEPTION NO. B1115282 IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK AND RECORDER OF THE COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO also known as 1641 W. Canal Circle, Unit 731, Littleton, Colorado 80120-4552 (the “Property”). The Plaintiff named above is the judgment creditor in this action and the lienor of the Property pursuant to the Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act, Colorado Revised Statutes, § 38-33.3316(2)(a), and the Plaintiff’s Declaration. As of December 10, 2013, the outstanding balance due and owing on such judgment is $7,480.17. BIDDERS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE CASH OR CERTIFIED FUNDS TO COVER THEIR HIGHEST BID AT TIME OF SALE. I shall offer for public sale to the highest bidder, for cash, at public auction, all the right, title and interest of the Defendant in said property on March 20, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., at Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office, 13101 Broncos Parkway, Centennial, Colorado 80112. NOTE: THE LIEN BEING FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. INTENT to cure and redeem, as provided by the aforementioned laws, must be directed to or conducted at the Office of the Sheriff for the County of Arapahoe, Civil Division, 13101 Broncos Parkway , Centennial, Colorado 80112.

Lot 2, Block 1, Mill Run Subdivision Filing No. 4, County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado.

DATED at Centennial, Colorado this 13th day of January, 2014. J. Grayson Robinson Sheriff, County of Arapahoe, Colorado BY: Sgt. James Osborn, Deputy Sheriff

Also known and numbered as: 4107 South Rifle Way, Aurora, Colorado 80013

SALE DATE: March 20, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Lien, described herein, has filed the Court’s Decree in Foreclosure as provided by law.

Legal Notice No.: 15776 First Publication: January 23, 2014 Last Publication: February 20, 2014 Published In: Littleton Independent, 9137 S. Ridgeline Blvd. #210, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will, at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on the 13th of March, 2014, at the Offices of the Arapahoe County Sheriff, 13101 E. Broncos Parkway, Centennial, Colorado 80112, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)' heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Assessment Lien, plus attorney fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. **BIDDERS ARE REQUIRED TO BRING CASH OR CERTIFIED FUNDS SUFFICIENT TO COVER THEIR HIGHEST BID AT TIME OF SALE** First Publication: January 16, 2014 Last Publication: February 13, 2014 Published In: Littleton Independent, 9137 S. Ridgeline Blvd. #210, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129 All telephone inquiries for information should be directed to the office of the undersigned Sheriff at (720) 874-3845. DATE: January 8, 2014 J. Grayson Robinson, Sheriff Arapahoe County, Colorado By: Sgt. James Osborn Deputy Sheriff The name, bar registration number, address, and telephone number of the attorney is: Richard W. Johnston, Reg. No. 19823, Tobey & Johnston, P.C., 6855 S. Havana Street #630, Centennial, CO 80112-3813, telephone number (303)

Public Notice DISTRICT COURT, COUNTY OF JEFFERSON, STATE OF COLORADO 100 Jefferson County Parkway Golden, CO 80401-6002 Civil Action No. 07DR000908 LAMBERT, RAMONA L. Plaintiff(s), v. LAMBERT, SCOTT K. Defendant(s).

County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado, to me directed, whereby I am commanded to make, out of the lands, tenements, goods and chattels, owned by the Defendant/Owner, Scott K. Lambert, the sum of Six Thousand, Three Hundred Thirty–Six and 64/100 Dollars ($6,336.64) plus post-judgment interest and costs, resulting from the Jefferson District Court Civil Action No. 07DR-000908.

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I have levied upon the following real property owned by Scott K. Lambert, to wit: LOT 24, BLOCK 2, SUMMER VALLEY SUBDIVISION, FILING NO. 1, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. AKA: 3721 SOUTH PITKIN COURT, AURORA, CO 80013. TOGETHER WITH ALL APPURTENANCES, FIXTURES, RENTS, ISSUES, AND PROFITS, WATER, DITCH AND RESERVOIR RIGHTS, HOWEVER EVIDENCED, APPERTAINING THERETO OR USED IN CONNECTION THEREWITH. THE LIEN BEING FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. THEREFORE, according to said command, I shall expose for sale, at Public Auction, to the highest and best bidder for cash, the above-described real property on February 20, 2014, at 10 O’clock A.M. at the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office, 13101 E. Broncos Pkwy., Centennial, CO 80112. Telephone 720874-3851. **BIDDERS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE CASH OR CERTIFIED FUNDS SUFFICIENT TO COVER THEIR HIGHEST BID AT TIME OF SALE.** Name, address, telephone number and email address of the attorney representing the owner of the indebtedness and foreclosing lienor: Brown, Berardini & Dunning, P.C., Neal K. Dunning, Reg. No. 10181, 2000 S. Colorado Blvd., Tower Two, Suite 700, Denver, CO 80222, Telephone No. (303) 329-3363, Email: ndunning@bbdfirm.com. Dated this 2nd day January, 2014. J. Grayson Robinson, Sheriff Arapahoe County, Colorado By: Sgt. James Osborn Deputy Sheriff Legal Notice No.: 15780 First Publication: January 9, 2014 Last Publication: February 6, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent Public Notice COUNTY COURT, ARAPAHOE COUNTY, COLORADO 1790 W. LITTLETON BLVD. LITTLETON, CO 80120 Plaintiff: CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA), N.A. vs. Defendant(s): MICHAEL S. KELLEY David A. Bauer, #7576 David A. Bauer, P.C. 2594 South Lewis Way, Suite A Lakewood, Colorado 80227 Phone: 303-986-1200 Fax: 303-988-8913 Case Number: 08C304104 NOTICE TO SHOW CAUSE WHEREAS, Plaintiff has moved this Court pursuant to said rules of civil procedure that the judgment entered in the instant matter on March 21, 2008 in favor of the Plaintiff and against the Defendant(s) which judgment remains unsatisfied, be revived, NOW THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED, the Defendant(s), MICHAEL S. KELLEY , shall show cause within fourteen (14) days from the service of this Notice to Show Cause if any he has, why the judgment heretofore entered should not be revived with like force and effect. WITNESS the hand and seal of the Clerk of the Court in LITTLETON, Colorado, this 8th day of October, 2013. /s/ Clerk of the Court Clerk of the Court Legal Notice No.: 15820 First Publication: January 30, 2014 Last Publication: February 27, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent Public Notice COUNTY COURT, ARAPAHOE COUNTY, COLORADO 1790 W. LITTLETON BLVD. LITTLETON, CO 80120 Plaintiff: BELLCO FIRST FEDERAL CREDIT UNION vs. Defendant: MIGUEL A. ALONSO David A. Bauer, #7576 David A. Bauer, P.C. 2594 South Lewis Way, Suite A Lakewood, Colorado 80227 Phone: 303-986-1200 Fax: 303-988-8913 Case Number: 02 C 9469 Division: NOTICE TO SHOW CAUSE Case Number: 02 C 9469 NOTICE TO SHOW CAUSE WHEREAS, Plaintiff has moved this Court pursuant to said rules of civil procedure that the original judgment entered in the instant matter on July 19, 2002 and thereafter revived with like force and effect on April 24, 2008 in favor of the Plaintiff and against the Defendant(s), which judgment remains unsatisfied, be again revived, NOW THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED, the Defendant(s), MIGUEL A. ALONSO , shall show cause within fourteen (14) days from the service of this Notice to Show Cause if any he has, why the judgment heretofore entered should not be again revived with like force and effect. WITNESS the hand and seal of the Clerk of the Court in LITTLETON, Colorado, dated this 20th day of November, 2013. /s/ Clerk of the Court Clerk of the Court Legal Notice No.: 15821 First Publication: January 30, 2014 Last Publication: February 27, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent

NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE

Public Notice

Sale No. 2013-9117

DISTRICT COURT, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO

BY VIRTUE OF a Writ of Execution dated September 27, 2013, resulting from a judgment dated July 29, 2013, in favor of Ramona L. Lambert, Plaintiff, and against Scott K. Lambert, Defendant, which Transcript of Judgment was recorded on August 29, 2013, at Reception No. D3109776 of the real estate records of the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado, to me directed, whereby I am commanded to make, out of the lands, tenements, goods and chattels, owned by the Defendant/Owner, Scott K. Lambert, the sum of Six Thousand, Three Hundred Thirty–Six and 64/100 Dollars ($6,336.64) plus post-judgment interest and costs, resulting from the Jefferson District Court Civil Action No. 07DR-000908. I have levied upon the following real property owned by Scott K. Lambert, to wit:

Court Address: 7325 S. Potomac Street, Centennial, Colorado 80112 Telephone: (303) 649-6355 Attorneys for Plaintiff: Wendy E. Weigler, Reg. No. 28419 LANSKY, WEIGLER & PORTER, P.C. 1401 17th Street, Suite 560 Denver, CO 80202 Telephone: (303) 297-1900 Facsimile: (303) 293-8938 E-mail: wweigler@lanskyweigler.com Case Number: 2013CV30521, Div.: 202 Plaintiff: THE COLONY AT LITTLETON OWNERS ASSOCIATION Defendant: LISA M. DEROSA SHERIFF’S COMBINED NOTICE OF SALE, RIGHT TO CURE AND RIGHT TO REDEEM D


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This is to advise you that the above-captioned action is pending. An Order and Decree for Judicial Foreclosure has been entered in this action concerning an assessment lien by the Plaintiff, The Colony at Littleton Owners Association, pursuant to the Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act, Colorado Revised Statutes, §3833.3-316(2)(a), and the Plaintiff’s Condominium Declaration of Restrictions, Notice of (said) Assessment Lien being recorded on July 17, 2013, at Reception No. D3089859 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of Arapahoe County, State of Colorado (the “Assessment Lien”).

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The name, address and telephone number of the attorneys representing the holders of the Assessment Lien being foreclosed are Lansky, Weigler & Porter (contact Wendy E. Weigler, Esq.) 1401 17th Street, Suite 560, Denver, Colorado 80202, telephone number 303-297-1900.

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The real property which is the subject matter of this litigation, which is the property subject to the Assessment Lien, is situated in Arapahoe County, and is described as follows, to-wit:

Case Number: 2013CV30521, Div.: 202 Plaintiff: THE COLONY AT LITTLETON OWNERS ASSOCIATION Defendant: LISA M. DEROSA

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SHERIFF’S COMBINED NOTICE OF SALE, RIGHT TO CURE AND RIGHT TO REDEEM D TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: This is to advise you that the above-captioned action is pending. An Order and Decree for Judicial Foreclosure has been entered in this action concerning an assessment lien by the Plaintiff, The Colony at Littleton Owners Association, pursuant to the Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act, Colorado Revised Statutes, §3833.3-316(2)(a), and the Plaintiff’s Condominium Declaration of Restrictions, Notice of (said) Assessment Lien being recorded on July 17, 2013, at Reception No. D3089859 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of Arapahoe County, State of Colorado (the “Assessment Lien”). The name, address and telephone number of the attorneys representing the holders of the Assessment Lien being foreclosed are Lansky, Weigler & Porter (contact Wendy E. Weigler, Esq.) 1401 17th Street, Suite 560, Denver, Colorado 80202, telephone number 303-297-1900. The real property which is the subject matter of this litigation, which is the property subject to the Assessment Lien, is situated in Arapahoe County, and is described as follows, to-wit: CONDOMINIUM UNIT 10B2, FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE CONDOMINIUM MAP OF THE COLONY AT LITTLETON CONDOMINIUMS, AS SET FORTH ON THE CONDOMINIUM MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 51 AT PAGE 72 THROUGH 76, AS SET FORTH IN CONDOMINIUM DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS RECORDED APRIL 30, 1981 IN BOOK 3405 AT PAGE 396, AND AMENDED DECLARATION OF COVENANTS, CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS RECORDED JULY 13, 1981 IN BOOK 3449 AT PAGE 173, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO

Notice To Creditors

also known as 531 W. Crestline Circle, Unit 10B2, Littleton, Colorado 80120 (the “Property”). Public Notice The Plaintiff named above is the judgNOTICE TO CREDITORS ment creditor in this action and the lienor Estate of Tom GartontoRobinson, of the Property pursuant the Colorado Deceased Common Interest Ownership Act, Colora do R e v i s e d 2014PR030019 Statutes, § 38-33.3Case Number: 316(2)(a), and the Plaintiff’s Condominium Declaration Restrictions. All persons havingofclaims against theAs of November 11, 2013, the outstanding balabove-named required to pres-is ance due and estate owing are on such judgment ent them to the Personal Representative $9,542.78. or to District Court of Arapahoe County, IColorado shall offer public May sale 30, to the highest on for or before 2014, or bidder, for may cash,beatforever public barred. auction, all the the claims right, title and interest of the Defendant in said property on the 6th of March, 2014 at Peggya.m., Petagna Robinson 10:00 at Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Personal Representative Office, 13101 Broncos Parkway, Centenc/o Davis Schilken PC nial, Colorado 80112. NOTE: THE Dr., LIEN FORE523 Park Point SuiteBEING 350 CLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. Golden, CO 80401 BIDDERS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE Legal Notice No.: 15842FUNDS TO COVCASH OR CERTIFIED FirstTHEIR Publication: January 30,AT 2014 ER HIGHEST BID TIME OF Last Publication: February 13, 2014 SALE. Publisher: Littleton Independent DATED at Centennial, Colorado this 7th day of January, 2014 _______________________________ J. Grayson Robinson Sheriff, County of Arapahoe, Colorado BY: Sgt. James Osborn Deputy Sheriff

CONDOMINIUM UNIT 10B2, FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE CONDOMINIUM MAP OF THE COLONY AT LITTLETON CONDOMINIUMS, AS SET FORTH ON THE CONDOMINIUM MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 51 AT PAGE 72 THROUGH 76, AS SET FORTH IN CONDOMINIUM DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS RECORDED APRIL 30, 1981 IN BOOK 3405 AT PAGE 396, AND AMENDED DECLARATION OF COVENANTS, CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS RECORDED JULY 13, 1981 IN BOOK 3449 AT PAGE 173, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO

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also known as 531 W. Crestline Circle, Unit 10B2, Littleton, Colorado 80120 (the “Property”). The Plaintiff named above is the judgment creditor in this action and the lienor of the Property pursuant to the Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act, Colorado Revised Statutes, § 38-33.3316(2)(a), and the Plaintiff’s Condominium Declaration of Restrictions. As of November 11, 2013, the outstanding balance due and owing on such judgment is $9,542.78. I shall offer for public sale to the highest bidder, for cash, at public auction, all the right, title and interest of the Defendant in said property on the 6th of March, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., at Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office, 13101 Broncos Parkway, Centennial, Colorado 80112. NOTE: THE LIEN BEING FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. BIDDERS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE CASH OR CERTIFIED FUNDS TO COVER THEIR HIGHEST BID AT TIME OF SALE. DATED at Centennial, Colorado this 7th day of January, 2014 J. Grayson Robinson Sheriff, County of Arapahoe, Colorado BY: Sgt. James Osborn Deputy Sheriff Legal Notice No: 15773 First Publication: January 9, 2014 Last Publication: February 6, 2014 Published In: Littleton Independent 9137 S. Ridgeline Blvd. #210, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

BORN THIS WEEK: Your ability to reach out to those in need of spiritual comfort makes you a muchrevered, much-loved person in your community. DATED at Centennial, Colorado this 7th day of January, 2014 J. Grayson Robinson Sheriff, County of Arapahoe, Colorado BY: Sgt. James Osborn Deputy Sheriff

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Legal Notice No: 15773 First Publication: January 9, 2014 Last Publication: February 6, 2014 Published In: Littleton Independent 9137 S. Ridgeline Blvd. #210, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

Government Legals PUBLIC NOTICE TOWN OF COLUMBINE VALLEY Petitions for Town Trustee and Mayor Candidates will be available and may be circulated for the first time on Monday, February 10, 2014. Persons interested in running for office can pick up nomination petitions on February 10, 2014 from 8:00am to 4:00pm at 2 Middlefield Road, Columbine Valley, CO 80123. The signed petitions must be returned to the Town Office by 4:00pm, February 28, 2014. The petitions need a minimum of 10 signatures. Each signature must be a registered elector residing within the Town limits. No registered elector shall sign more than one nomination petition for each separate office to be filled. The 2014 ballot will list the Mayor position, open for a two-year term and three Trustee positions, each open for a four-year term. /s/ J.D. McCrumb, Town Clerk Legal Notice No.: 15801 First Publication: January 23, 2014 Last Publication: January 30, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Joe Paul Necas, aka Joseph Paul Necas, aka J.P. Necas, aka Joe Necas, Deceased Case Number: 2013PR030472

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All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to District Court of Arapahoe, County, Colorado on or before May 30, 2014, or the claims may be forever barred. Cathy Necas and Joe Neacs Jr. Personal Representatives c/o Davis Schilken PC 523 Park Point Dr., Suite 350 Golden, CO 80401 Legal Notice No.: 15843 First Publication: January 30, 2014 Last Publication: February 13, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent _______________________________

Public notice is given on January 23, 2014 that a Petition for a Change of Name of an adult has been filed with the Arapahoe County Court. The petition requests that the name of Christopher Michael Alexander Lujan be changed to Christopher Michael Alexander. Case No.: 2014 C 100025 Tammera Herivel, Clerk of the Court By: Sharon Calhoun, Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 15844 First Publication: January 30, 2014 Last Publication: February 13, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent _______________________________

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PURSUANT TO THE LIQUOR LAWS OF THE STATE OF COLORADO, OLD SCHOOL DINER, LLC; D/B/A OLD SCHOOL DINER; 2530 W MAIN STREET; LITTLETON, CO HAS REQUESTED THE LICENSING OFFICIALS OF THE CITY OF LITTLETON TO GRANT A TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP OF A TAVERN LIQUOR LICENSE TO DISPENSE MALT, VINOUS AND SPIRITUOUS LIQUORS FOR CONSUMPTION ON THE PREMISES ONLY.

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PUBLIC HEARING DATE AND TIME: 02/12/14 @ 7:00 P.M. BY ORDER OF: LIQUOR AUTHORITY APPLICANT: KATHERINE BOSCO AND RICHARD DE CURTIS 5442 S NEVADA STREET LITTLETON, CO 80120

Public notices are a community’s window into the government. From zoning regulations to local budgets, governments have used local newspapers to inform citizens of its actions as an essential part of your right to know. You know where to look, when to look and what to look for to be involved as a citizen. Local newspapers provide you with the information you need to get involved.

REMONSTRANCES TO: 2255 W. BERRY AVE. Legal Notice No.: 15832 First Publication: January 30, 2014 Last Publication: January 30, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent

Government Legals PUBLIC NOTICE TOWN OF COLUMBINE VALLEY Trustee Bill # 2, Series 2014; a bill for an ordinance concerning the operation of marijuana cultivation facilities and sales, marijuana product manufacturing facilities and marijuana testing facilities and retail marijuana stores in the Town of Columbine Valley was passed by the Board of Trustees on January 21, 2014. A copy of the ordinance is available in the Town Office at 2 Middlefield Road, Columbine Valley, CO. /s/ J.D. McCrumb, Town Clerk Legal Notice No.: 15837 First Publication: January 30, 2014 Last Publication: January 30, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent

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Notices are meant to be noticed. Read your public notices and get involved! PUBLIC NOTICE PURSUANT TO THE LIQUOR LAWS OF COLORADO PURSUANT TO THE LIQUOR LAWS OF THE STATE OF COLORADO, OLD SCHOOL DINER, LLC; D/B/A OLD SCHOOL DINER; 2530 W MAIN STREET; LITTLETON, CO HAS REQUESTED THE LICENSING OFFICIALS OF THE CITY OF LITTLETON TO GRANT A TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP OF A TAVERN LIQUOR LICENSE TO DISPENSE MALT, VINOUS AND SPIRITUOUS LIQUORS FOR CONSUMPTION ON THE PREMISES ONLY.

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TOWN OF COLUMBINE VALLEY

TOWN OF COLUMBINE VALLEY

Trustee Bill # 1, Series 2014; a bill for an ordinance concerning the retail sale, distribution, cultivation and dispensing of medical marijuana was passed by the Board of Trustees on January 21, 2014. A copy of the ordinance is available in the Town Office at 2 Middlefield Road, Columbine Valley, CO.

Trustee Bill # 3, Series 2014; a bill for an ordinance concerning the planning and zoning commission of the Town of Columbine Valley was passed by the Board of Trustees on January 21, 2014. A copy of the ordinance is available in the Town Office at 2 Middlefield Road, Columbine Valley, CO.

/s/ J.D. McCrumb, Town Clerk

/s/ J.D. McCrumb, Town Clerk

Legal Notice No.: 15836 First Publication: January 30, 2014 Last Publication: January 30, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent

Legal Notice No.: 15838 First Publication: January 30, 2014 Last Publication: January 30, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent

BE Informed!

PUBLIC HEARING DATE AND TIME: 02/12/14 @ 7:00 P.M. BY ORDER OF: LIQUOR AUTHORITY APPLICANT: KATHERINE BOSCO AND RICHARD DE CURTIS 5442 S NEVADA STREET LITTLETON, CO 80120

REMONSTRANCES TO: 2255 W. BERRY AVE. Legal Notice No.: 15832 First Publication: January 30, 2014 Last Publication: January 30, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent

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