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New mayor ready to tackle role City’s character, vitality will be Cernanec’s priorities By Jennifer Smith

jsmith@ourcoloradonews.com Councilor Phil Cernanec became Mayor Phil Cernanec Nov. 19, and he was pretty revved up about it. “Man, I want us to be so positive and joyful, and I am so excited to live in Littleton,” Cernanec said the morning after his fellow councilors unanimously gave him his new title. It’s a title that’s largely symbolic, as the city charter actually uses the term “council president,” and his vote carries no more

weight than the others. But the mayor is often the face of the city at community events and governmental functions, and Cernanec, first elected to council in 2009, says he’s ready. “I’m going to be passionate about the vitality and Cernanec vibrancy of the neighborhoods, the vitality and vibrancy of the businesses, excellence in municipal services, continuing to nurture and leverage Littleton’s character, and continuing to improve the long-term financial sustainability of the city,” he said of his priorities. One of the first things he hopes this new council does is take a refresher course on

the guiding documents the council approved two years ago, including its goals and procedures. “I’m not looking to change them, necessarily, but I want us to own them,” he said. “We need to own them individually and collectively, and we need to remember them.” Cernanec recently attended the Littleton Community Retreat, where keynote speaker Brian Vogt mentioned some evident tension among some community groups. “When did we lose our core civility?” Vogt wondered. “Why are we doing this to each other? We don’t mean it. … Let’s have fair fights, and then pat each other on the back.” Cernanec said creating more unity will be a prime goal for him, whether through

creative community events or one-on-one chats, in an effort to increase positive and visionary dialogue. “This is an invitation to folks to have conversations about what they want to have happen, and their dreams, their imaginings. I absolutely know there are going to be tension points, there always have been. But we will listen. With every job I’ve had, there have been elements of fun and joy and hard work, and with that comes excitement.” Cernanec hopes council will continue working on economic development, and agrees with others that the river corridor can play a big part. “We need to protect and preserve the Mayor continues on Page 12

Colorado’s health-care site praised Local agencies offer help with Obamacare By Jennifer Smith

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items in the boxes assembly-line style. While in one room, volunteers assembled the cardboard boxes donated by Cowboy Moving and Storage, in the main room tables were set up to hold the items that would go into the food boxes. Each station was marked with the number of the item. Mandy Brauchler and Ella Wilson of Highlands Ranch Girl Scout Troop 3204 marked the boxes of pie crust mix. “This is my second year to help,” Mandy said. “I like being with my troop and I think it is nice that we can help people have a nice Thanksgiving.” Once all the supplies were set up, another group of volunteers picked up empty boxes and began to move down the line,

Despite the turbulent rollout of the national Obamacare website, Colorado’s version is going a bit smoother. “The Colorado website has had a few stumbling blocks, but it’s doing pretty well now,” said Sarah Thoemke, outreach coordinator for Doctors Care clinic in Littleton and a designated “health-care guide” for Connect for Health. Indeed, it fired right up for her demonstration at Arapahoe Community College Nov. 19. Explaining that it’s not necessary to create an account to browse the site, she plugged in her name and some made-up numbers to give an overview of the process. “It’s really pretty darned intuitive,” she said. Obamacare, officially known as the Affordable Care Act, means anyone without employer-sponsored health insurance or a private plan must obtain coverage or face a fine of $95 next year, with that amount going up each year thereafter. The ACA mandates free preventive care, lets kids stay on their parents’ policies until age 26, bans insurance companies from denying coverage to people with pre-existing conditions and requires plans to include mental-health care and maternity services, among other things. That last one has been a sticking point for some, Thoemke acknowledges, and has caused some people to lose plans they liked because they didn’t cover all the bases. Adding the coverage increased expenses, argue some insurance carriers, so they canceled the plans altogether. “Some people are having an issue with

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Mandy Brauchler, left, and Ella Wilson of Girl Scout Troop 3204 mark pie crust mix boxes as their part in assembling the Thanksgiving food boxes that Inter-Faith Community Services distributed. About 650 boxes were assembled Nov. 21 at the agency’s headquarters for distribution on Nov. 23. Photos by Tom Munds

Food boxes prepared for Thanksgiving Inter-Faith readies for annual distribution By Tom Munds

tmunds@ourcoloradonews.com Like a well-oiled machine in high gear, volunteers packed about 650 boxes in preparation for the Nov. 23 Thanksgiving food box distribution. About 100 volunteers gathered at InterFaith’s headquarters at Floyd Avenue and Irving Street in Sheridan for the well-organized project to assemble the boxes. Each food box was packed with the items needed to cook a traditional Thanksgiving meal, as well as other food items providing three or four days of meals for POSTAL ADDRESS

a family. Many of the volunteers were from service clubs like the Denver South East Rotary, the Centennial Rotary and the Southglenn Sertoma Club. Companies like the First Commercial Bank in Englewood had volunteers at the event, as did a couple Girl Scout troops. Chuck Brown, a Douglas County resident, waited to be assigned a job. “I volunteered on my own because I wanted to help people have a nice Thanksgiving,” he said. “I had some bad years and relied on others for help. Things are better now, so I want to give back by helping others.” The volunteers were briefed and teams moved into place to begin the preparations so other volunteers could place the

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Health alliance celebrates strides Group working to improve access to care for everyone By Jennifer Smith

jsmith@ourcoloradonews.com As the South Metro Health Alliance’s visibility and outreach has continued to grow, members gathered to celebrate at its inaugural Membership and Recognition Fundraising Luncheon at the Franciscan Events Center in Centennial on Nov. 18. The theme of the day was “Imagination Embraces the World.” SMHA Executive Director Val Purser explained it was from an Albert Einstein quote: “Knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world and all there ever will be to know and understand.” Purser said imagination has been the driving force behind SMHA, which was first conceived of in 2009 by a group of people concerned about the lack of access to health care by many South Metro residents. “When we imagine a healthy community, we think of a strong, integrated healthcare model that provides access to care and care coordination for absolutely everyone,” she told the attendees. Traci Jones, SMHA’s director of communications, said that even though having health insurance is now federally mandated, there will still be about 60,000 people in Arapahoe and Douglas counties who won’t have it. Undocumented residents are included

(From left) Traci Jones, Maria Pearson, Lisa Traudt, Linda Comeaux and Val Purser at the South Metro Health Allliance’s Member and Recognition Fundraising Luncheon on Nov. 18. Photo by Jennifer Smith in that figure, as are people who won’t be able to afford it even with tax subsidies and those who simply choose to pay the fine instead. Jones explained that the organization originally grew out of the Littleton Immigrant Integration Initiative, which was conceived of at a Littleton Community Retreat. This year’s LCR focused on health, and

SMHA was well represented, rounding out a circle. Things really took off with a grant from the Colorado Health Foundation in 2011, which hired Purser and Jones. They grew the membership from 16 to 107 in just a year, and implemented enrichment workshops, community meetings, traveling outreach, research and pilot pro-

grams. SMHA honored three of its founding board members during the luncheon: Maria Pearson, executive director of TLC Meals on Wheels; Lisa Traudt, a director at Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health Network; and Linda Comeaux, a dean at Arapahoe Community College. “As we look at imagination embracing the world, we must honor those founders who had the creative imagination and vision some five years ago as we all sat around a table discussing health and wellness in our community,” said Rita Beam, with Tri-County Health Department. “This effort has taken a village to get up and running successfully.” Awards were also given to organizations that are effectively using technology to share patients’ health records throughout the medical community. “This allows delivery of the right health information to the right place at the right time, providing safer, more timely, efficient, patient-centered care,” said Christine Baker of the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization. “(It) saves lives in emergency situations. For example, if a patient arrives at an emergency room unable to communicate the medications they’re taking, their allergies or details of a chronic medical condition.” The recipients were Greenwood Pediatrics, Dr. Ellen Burkett, Centura Health and Doctors Care. For more information on SMHA’s services, visit www.southmetrohealthalliance.org or call 303-793-9604.

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Fans flock to reopened Steak ’n Shakes Eateries had been closed due to dispute By George Lurie

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Howard and Sue Hoskins will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Dec. 05, 2013. They were married at 5th Army Headquarters in Chicago, IL and have resided in Littleton, CO for almost 50 years after relocating here from Warren, OH. Howard and Sue have 2 children; Craig and his wife Becky, Mary and her husband Michael Baca. The couple has six grandchildren; Ben, Sam, Jake and Joe Hoskins and Grant and Madeline Baca. Sue retired from Colorado Market Research and Howard retired from the Denver Water Department. They are currently enjoying their retirement and have traveled and cruised extensively. Sue enjoys “lunch bunch” with her friends. Howard enjoys golf and is a member of the South Suburban Men’s Senior League. They are active members of St. Andrew United Methodist Church. The couple resides in their King’s Ridge home.

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After being shuttered for months by a dispute between local franchisees and the company’s corporate headquarters, popular Steak ’n Shake restaurants in Centennial and Sheridan reopened this week, attracting large crowds with offers of free food and promises to donate 10 percent of first-week sales to area flood relief. “We invest in the communities we serve, and are pleased to support the local Red Cross chapter by giving back to those affected by the recent flooding,” said Jim Flaniken, senior vice president of marketing for the Indianapolis-based company. For Centennial residents Marc Behringer and Taylor Wilsey, the best news of all: The restaurant chain was offering the first 100 customers to dine at the Centennial and Sheridan locations on Nov. 25 free Steak ’n Shake for a year. On reopening day, Behringer and Wilsey were the first two people standing in a long line that snaked around the Centennial restaurant and across the adjacent parking lot. The couple had claimed the pole position by showing up the previous evening at 11 p.m. and camping outside the front door in blustery, subfreezing temperatures. “It was a little chilly,” Behringer admitted. “But we had fun. Now we’ll be able to eat free Steak ’n Shake for the next year.” Wilsey agreed. “I got hooked on their food in Florida. I used to go to Steak ’n Shake every time I visited my grandmother there,” she said. Steak ’n Shake corporate will manage and operate the Centennial and Sheridan locations. Both restaurants will be open 24 hours a day. The Centennial restaurant is located at 8271 S. Quebec Street. The Sheridan restaurant is located at 3502 River Point Parkway. In recent weeks, the company has hired more than 140 new employees. In business since 1934, Steak ’n Shake operates more than 500 restaurants around the coun-

Employees prepare for the reopening of the Centennial Steak ’n Shake Nov. 25 just minutes before the doors are opened for business. Photo by George Lurie try, with many located in the South and Midwest. The Centennial and Sheridan restaurants have been in the headlines in recent months, closed since late summer by a tangle of lawsuits filed after the franchise owner ignored a corporate directive and charged higher prices for certain menu items. The metro-area’s only two Steak ’n Shake franchises had been owned by Kathryn and Larry Baerns and their son Christopher. The Baernses opened Colorado’s first Steak ’n Shake in Centennial in 2011, investing a reported $4 million to secure a 20-year lease as well as the option to open as many as a dozen more Denverarea locations. But in September of this year, a judge ordered the Baernses to stop operating under the Steak ’n Shake banner because of an ongoing, increasingly contentious disagreement with the corporate office over pricing of menu items. At one point, the dispute prompted Steak ’n Shake corporate to cut off the computerized cash register systems in Centennial and Sheridan.

This summer, a Denver judge stepped into the fray and granted the Baernses a temporary restraining order, forcing the company to bring the Centennial and Sheridan restaurants back online. But after the restraining order expired in early September, the corporate office once again withdrew its technical support and the Baernses were forced to close their restaurants again. Although the two parties remain embroiled in legal action over damage claims by the Baernses, last month the company announced it had reached an agreement with the family to take over the two Denver-area locations. In their most recent press release, Steak ’n Shake officials made no mention of the ongoing legal issues. Attempts to reach the Baernses or their attorney were unsuccessful. But none of the restaurant chain’s recent legal challenges seemed to concern those standing in line outside the Centennial Steak ’n Shake Nov. 25.

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In the foreground, Valor Christian freshmen Brennan Gullick, left, and Parker Nolan work out a scene in the school’s existing makeshift rehearsal space. Valor is breaking ground on an 83,000-square-foot arts building this coming spring. Photo by Ryan Boldrey

Valor Christian to add arts building Auditorium, multiple studios part of sprawling structure

scale of one to 10 as for level of excitement, it’s about a 14,” said dance instructor John DeYoung, whose current basement studio doubles as a Spanish classroom. “We’re getting out of a modified storage unit.” By Ryan Boldrey From there, DeYoung will take his rboldrey@ourcoloradonews.com students into a professional-style studio Valor Christian with dance bars, inhosts its weekly chapel ALOR HRISTIAN tegrated lighting sysexercises in the gym. CHRISTMAS PRODUCTION tems and mountain When it comes to perviews. The change is forming arts, students What: Sacred Night but a microcosm of build their sets in storWhen: 7 p.m. Dec. 6-7, 4:30 p.m. Dec. 8 the overall transforage spaces, garages, or Where: Central Presbyterian Church, 1660 mation of the entire parking lots. They then Sherman St., Denver arts wing, which Ringtravel to Lone Tree, How much: Free nalda sees as necesParker or Denver to Info: www.ValorArts.com sary to fulfill Valor’s put on a production. vision of running an As for rehearsal space, elite arts program that director of the arts Arie Ringnalda calls the school’s existing con- positively spreads the message of Christ. “We’re basically offering a college-level ditions in the basement of the academic program at the high school level,” Ringbuilding “comically crowded.” That’s all about to change, however, as nalda said. “One of our key objectives is to the school has plans to break ground on give these kids a leg up when they go off an 83,000-square-foot arts building in the to college. That is already happening now, spring of 2014 with the hopes of having but with the right facilities in place we will much of it open for the 2015-16 school be able to do that at that much higher of year. The new building will increase the a level. “There are 600-plus kids at Valor innumber of total teaching spaces at the school from 55 to 75, with 22 of those tai- volved in arts between classes and afterlored for specialized instruction in either school programs. The program is thriving now, but the space was never built to suparts or communication. There will be a full-size practice room port it at the level we have been envisionfor the school’s two symphonies, a black ing. It’s almost like we are buttoned up box theater that will double as a lecture against a glass ceiling, we can see where hall, a TV production suite, professional- we want to go (but) aren’t quite there yet.” When finished, the proposed building level recording studio, two dance studios, 3-D and 2-D art studios, and a photog- will have a look on the outside that will fit raphy room. The main attraction of the right in with the rest of the campus. “What they are planning is typical building, though, will be a 720-seat auditorium perfect for hosting the school’s Valor, gorgeous,” said Highlands Ranch productions, community theater and Community Association Developmental Review Committee chairman Woody Bryhigh school debate contests. “If you were asking me to put this on a ant. “It’s going to be beautiful.”

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Four years ago, 22-year-old Whitney Thomas had the most exciting week of her life. In May 2009, Thomas graduated from Arapahoe High School, turned 18 and signed her first contract with Disney on Ice. “It was extremely overwhelming and extremely exciting,” she said. She went on the road just three months later and has only been home for about two months out of every year ever since, and just one Christmas. “It was really scary,” she said. “I was homesick for the first few months, because I’d never been away from home before.” She had to learn on the run how to live out of suitcases, how to eat healthy without her parents watching out for her, all while traveling the globe and performing in up to three shows a day. “I get to do a bunch of everything, so it keeps everything really exciting,” she said. “It’s tiring, but you get used to it. And when you love it, it’s not as tiring.” Thomas will be heading for home soon, as part of the ensemble cast of “Rockin’ Ever After,” Dec. 5-8 at the Pepsi Center. “The show is really fun and exciting, and everyone should come see it,” she said. Merida from “Brave” makes her on-ice debut, and Sebastian, the crab from “The Little Mermaid,” gets to break out of his shell to dance with Ariel. They’re joined by characters from “Tangled” and “Beauty and the Beast,” Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse and more. It’s a far cry from her early days of skating, training at South Suburban Ice Arena in Centennial. From the time she started at age 6, she was hooked. “I loved it so much because it was never easy,” she said. “It was always something to keep fighting for and chasing.” Thomas flourished at skating all the way through high school, competing locally and

Arapahoe High School grad Whitney Thomas is on the road with Disney on Ice. Courtesy photo by Heinz Kluitmeier regionally, mostly in the freestyle category. “When I graduated from high school, I knew that I didn’t want to quit skating, but I didn’t really want to compete anymore,” she said. She sent Disney a video audition, and the company hired her without even seeing her in person. So her “plan B,” majoring in engineering the University of ColoradoDenver, went on hold, though she began online classes about two years ago. Studying takes up many of her days off, but there is time for fun, too, she said. “Sightseeing is one of my favorite parts of my job,” she said, recalling a particular trip to Argentina, horseback riding in the mountains. “My parents miss me, but they also know I’m doing something amazing and exciting, and they know what a great opportunity it is,” she said. “Mostly I miss my mom’s cooking, and just the feeling of home.” To learn more about Disney On Ice, visit www.disneyonice.com.

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Mental illness puts burden on ERs, jails Trouble caused by cuts has rippled outward By Kristin Jones

I-News at Rocky Mountain PBS They’re victims of car accidents, they’ve been shot, or they threatened their parents. They have overdosed on cocaine, swallowed too many pills or passed out drunk. On an average Friday or Saturday night, they can make up about half of the sick, injured and wounded crowding the rooms and hallways of the emergency department at Denver Health. And there’s one trait these patients have in common, says Dr. Chris Colwell, director of the department. Had they received needed prior treatment, they might not be there at all. These ER visitors, for all their outward signs of trauma, suffer foremost from mental illness. “The emergency room could have been avoided if they had gotten psychiatric care anywhere else,” he says. Colwell believes uncontrolled behavioral health problems were also at the root of two events that he experienced up close: The mass murders at Columbine High School in 1999 and in Aurora in 2012. He was a physician on the scene at Columbine and also treated patients from the Aurora shooting. “For every one of those that were a big high-profile event that everybody knows about,” says Colwell, “there’s a hundred that were either near misses … or resulted in violence, just not to the same extent.” As inpatient psychiatric beds have disappeared across the state, he’s watched the problem get worse. “I don’t think people understand the crisis that we’re in,” he says. An initiative put forward by Gov. John Hickenlooper in December 2012 — five months after the Aurora theater shootings — and signed into law earlier this year is intended to improve mental health services in the state by putting nearly $20 million into

walk-in crisis centers and a statewide hotline. Additional state funding will also be put into modernizing treatment at the two public mental health institutes, Fort Logan in Denver and Pueblo, boosting inpatient capacity and other services, resulting in an overall 13.5 percent increase for behavioral health care in fiscal year 2013-2014. The money is needed, say state officials, health-care providers and advocates for the mentally ill, to ease pressure on emergency rooms and jails. Patrick Fox, an official for the Colorado Department of Human Services who oversees the two state institutes, says that a study of emergency room intakes has indicated that patients often stabilize within 48 hours, and that long-term mental health beds aren’t necessarily what’s needed most.

“We view the introduction of an expanded crisis stabilization service across the state as being a very important first step to address the most pressing behavioral health needs of Coloradans,” Fox says. But many of the doctors and professionals working on the front lines of the crisis say the money isn’t enough to fill a yawning gap in services to prevent and treat mental illness.

Per-capita funding declined

A look back across three decades shows that public-sector funding for mental health services in Colorado hasn’t kept up with demand. Per-capita spending on mental health services in the state, when adjusted by the medical rate of inflation, dropped 28 per-

cent from 1981 to 1990, according to data collected by the National State Mental Health Program Directors Research Institute Inc., or NRI. Federal budget cuts and an economic crisis in Colorado during the 1980s conspired to suck funding from state psychiatric hospitals and community mental health centers. And cuts made in that decade were never recovered. In 2010, the state spent the equivalent of 20 percent less per person on mental health services than it did in 1981, according to NRI data. The persistent funding shortfall long ago made jails and prisons the primary residential treatment centers for the mentally ill in Colorado, clogged emergency rooms, Health continues on Page 7

Mental issues often drive homelessness By Kristin Jones

I-News at Rocky Mountain PBS Mark Maseros used to be a repeat customer at the ER — when he wasn’t in jail for drugs or theft. Now 54, Maseros spent three decades living homeless in Denver. Hooked on heroin that he took to selfmedicate what he now recognizes as an anxiety disorder, he was taken to the emergency room after overdosing. Or he walked in with panic attacks. “It was always good to go to the emergency room, because you’d get things to deal with your uncomfortableness,” says Maseros. “If I said the magic words that I wanted to kill myself, they’d set me up in a bed.” Over the years, Maseros said he was diagnosed “bipolar, tripolar” and any number of other psychiatric disorders. But he never got the sustained care he needed until four years ago, when the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless found housing for him, and he joined group therapy to help get the better of his anxiety. “I’m happy now,” says Maseros, who does rounds through downtown Denver on his bike, looking for others who are suffering as he once did. Maseros tries to point people to the services that are available in the city. He knows that without help some of them will end up dead. The president of the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, John Parvensky, says there are many more like Maseros who want help but can’t get it. His organization stopped carrying a waiting list for mental health services when it reached 2,000 people. Parvensky believes there is a straight line between the decrease in funding for mental health — and especially the decline in inpatient capacity — and the increase in homelessness in Colorado.

Mark Maseros talks to two men panhandling in the Capitol Hill area of Denver on Nov. 8. A former heroin addict who suffers from anxiety disorder, Maseros regularly bikes through the neighborhood advising homeless men and women about facilities that helped him get off the streets. Photo by I-NEWS AT ROCKY MOUNTAIN PBS He estimates that around 40 percent of the adult homeless in the state suffer from serious mental illness — diagnoses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or severe depression that keep people from working and living in housing. “We saw the biggest spike in homelessness in the 1980s,” says Parvensky, “and it really correlated to both the deinstitutionalization as the state closed down the mental health facilities, and the funding that was promised to provide community-based services … never materialized.” Patrick Fox, a state Department of Human Services official who over-

sees the mental institutes at Fort Logan and Pueblo, says that additional mental health funding pledged by the state will work to alleviate pressure on emergency rooms and jails — and care for the Colorado’s most vulnerable populations where they are. But Parvensky, who has watched the state’s homeless population more than triple since he joined the nonprofit in 1985, believes the chronic underfunding will be tough to undo. “It’s a down payment,” says Parvensky, “but unfortunately it’s a drop in the bucket compared to the need we’re seeing here in the metro Denver area and across the state.”


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boosted medical expenses across the board, and expanded the ranks of the homeless on the streets of Denver and other cities. Eric Brown, a spokesman for the governor’s office, said that the new plan will help keep people from falling through the cracks. “There’s no way to make up all of the funding deficiencies and implement new programs in a short period,” Brown said, adding that it will take time and commitment.

Reagan played role

Two national policy shifts and an oil shale bust were behind the drop in funding in the 1980s. President Ronald Reagan took office at the start of the decade on a pledge to limit government spending. The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 ranked among his first triumphs, cutting costs in part by transforming funding for mental health services into block grants to the states. In Colorado, those grants didn’t keep up with rising costs. Less than a year after this national legislation was passed, on May 2, 1982, Exxon pulled out of its oil shale operations in the Western Slope. Known as Black Sunday, the move foretold a massive bust in Colorado’s energy sector, triggering a recession and a decline in state tax revenue. Mental health services weren’t alone in suffering cutbacks — but the effects were stark. The state budget crisis took hold just as a broader philosophical shift was transforming the way

mental health services were provided across the country. Legislation signed by President John F. Kennedy in 1963 had called for the funding of community mental health centers, and initiated a broader discussion about the role of large institutions in the treatment of those with mental illness. Youlon Savage led the movement toward deinstitutionalization in Colorado, and was executive director of the first community mental health center in the state to be funded under Kennedy’s initiative. He says the movement into community-based care was intended to help reduce stigma and promote integration. “Mental illness was no longer manifested by sending people away from home into large institutions,” says Savage. Even the Fort Logan mental health hospital in Denver was conceived as a community center when it opened in the 1960s. Staff didn’t wear uniforms, they worked closely in collaboration with patients who lived in a largely open and unlocked campus, and they made home visits to keep people out of the hospital. But broad slashes to the two state psychiatric hospitals in the 1970s deeply impacted both Fort Logan and Pueblo. By 1980, there were 1,103 public psychiatric beds in Colorado, down from 1,609 a decade earlier. Over the next decades, public beds would continue to disappear, and by 2013, the two state hospitals had only 545 beds. It wasn’t only the beds but the staffing and services that disappeared — services like home visits, community outreach and vocational training. “Fort Logan used to do all the things that the community mental

health centers are supposed to be doing,” says Rebecca Watt, a former nurse at the hospital who believes that budget cuts have damaged the facility’s ability to treat its patients. The units for the elderly, children and teens at Fort Logan were among the most recent to close, in 2009. Recently, there were 38 people waiting for beds at Fort Logan and Pueblo, according to the Department of Human Services. The average wait time varies between eight and 25 days.

Local centers strapped

As the money moved out of the state hospitals, community mental health centers say they never got the funding they needed to take up the slack. Harriet Hall, the chief executive of Jefferson Mental Health Center, says facilities like hers sometimes got a boost from the state when the hospitals’ budgets were cut. But often, they got nothing. “It was never like, we’ll just transfer this money to the communities from the hospitals,” says Hall. Hall and others who lead the state’s 17 nonprofit community mental health centers say that with adequate funding they can provide much better services than the large institutions ever did — by giving the routine care people need to stay integrated within the community and out of costly hospital stays. But, they say, there are gaps in the services they can realistically provide, given their tight budgets. “There’s still kind of a dearth of options for folks who have genuinely long-term needs, and (whose illnesses are) a bit more severe than nursing home placement or return to home allows,”

An ambulance arrives on Nov. 11 at Denver Health’s emergency department, where the director say the unit is seeing an unprecedented number of people landing in the emergency room with underlying mental illnesses. Photo by I-NEWS AT ROCKY MOUNTAIN PBS says Liz Hickman, who heads the Centennial Mental Health Center, which serves rural communities in northeastern Colorado. What’s more, nonprofit community mental health centers say state funding doesn’t provide for the treatment of those without some form of public or private insurance or other payment source. Randy Stith, who heads the Aurora Mental Health Center, says that leaves them with no choice but to tell indigent patients to go to the emergency room for care. “We’re referring people to the emergency room off the streets pretty regularly,” says Stith. “It’s costly but that’s what you do.” At Denver Health, Colwell describes having to board psychiatric patients in the emergency room. On a typical night, as many as 10 or 15 beds may be taken up by people who are waiting for psychiatric services, while the psychiatrists on staff at the hospital are overwhelmed with other cases. Those who pose a risk to themselves or others may be admitted to the psychiatric emergency department.

Dr. Kimberly Nordstrom, the medical director of that department, says more and more of the patients she sees don’t have primary care providers. That often means that she can’t prescribe medications — with their uncertain side effects and tailored dosing needs — even to those who are very ill. “I can’t start medicine with somebody who’s not going to be seen for six months,” Nordstrom explains. Others, says Colwell, are at the brink of posing a risk to the community or themselves — but aren’t there yet. “Once their physical problems are taken care of, we can’t keep them,” says Colwell. But that doesn’t mean they won’t be coming back. I-News is the public service journalism arm of Rocky Mountain PBS and works in collaboration with news media throughout Colorado. To read more, please go to inewsnetwork.org. Contact health reporter Kristin Jones at kristinjones@rmpbs.org.

SALOME’S STARS FOR THE WEEK OF NOV 28, 2013

crossword • sudoku

GALLERY OF GAMES & weekly horoscope

ARIES (Mar 21 to Apr 19) A project benefits from your organizational skills that get it up and running. Your success leaves a highly favorable impression. Don’t be surprised if you get some positive feedback soon. TAURUS (Apr 20 to May 20) Spend time on practical matters through the end of the week. Then begin shifting your focus to more-artistic pursuits. Resist being overly self-critical. Just allow yourself to feel free to create. GEMINI (May 21 to Jun 20) Restarting those creative projects you had set aside for a while will help provide a much-needed soothing balance to your hectic life. Besides, it will be like meeting old friends again.

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GALLERY OF GAMES

CANCER (Jun 21 to Jul 22) A change in plans could make it tough to keep a commitment. But stay with it. You’ll get an A-plus for making the effort to do what’s right and not taking the easy way out by running off. LEO (Jul 23 to Aug 22) The Lion’s enthusiasm for a workplace policy review is admirable. But be sure you know who is really behind the resistance to change before pointing your finger at the wrong person. VIRGO (Aug 23 to Sept 22) You can expect to have to do a lot of work through midweek. Devote the rest of the week to checking your holiday plans in case some need to be adjusted to accommodate changes. LIBRA (Sept 23 to Oct 22) Try to avoid signing on the dotted line in the early part of the week. You need time to study issues that weren’t fully explored. Later in the week might be more favorable for decisionmaking. SCORPIO (Oct 23 to Nov 21) A new development could snarl travel schedules or other holiday-linked projects. Some flexibility might be called for to deal with the problems before they get too far out of hand. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 to Dec 21) Relatives seek your advice on a matter you’d rather not be involved in. If so, use that sage Sagittarian tact to decline the “offer,” so that no one’s feelings are needlessly hurt. CAPRICORN (Dec 22 to Jan 19) A shift in planning direction might help you speed up your progress toward achieving that long-planned goal. Trusted colleagues are ready to offer some valuable support. AQUARIUS (Jan 20 to Feb 18) An unexpected demand for settlement of an old loan could create some pre-holiday anxiety. But you might not really owe it. Check your records thoroughly before remitting payment. PISCES (Feb 19 to Mar 20) It’s a good time to get into the social swim and enjoy some well-earned fun and games with those closest to you before you have to resume more serious activities next week. BORN THIS WEEK: Your ability to sense the needs of others makes you a wise counselor for those seeking help with their problems. © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.


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November 28, 2013

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Information is not the public’s enemy This week’s release of a report summarizing the investigation into the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary offers a glimpse into the horror of what happened on Dec. 14, 2012. It, however, is not a complete accounting of what happened. The state police’s full report was not included and it is not known when that will be released. At the same time, media outlets are fighting for the release of 911 tapes — which generally are considered public record. Indeed, nearly a year later, the Newtown, Conn., tragedy is still marked by a measure of secrecy. We’re not going to argue what should and shouldn’t be released in the Sandy Hook investigation. Records in this case, in which a gunman killed 28 people, including 20 children, should be handled delicately. The victims’ families deserve that.

our view What we will point out, though, is that the slow release of information — and the outright withholding of some records — is not limited to high-profile, horrific cases like Sandy Hook. It happens every day in Colorado, most likely throughout the nation. “Ongoing criminal investigation.” That’s the phrase routinely used to deny reporters and the public information about a case. The Colorado Open Records Act allows for this. Law enforcement agencies may deny the release of records when providing the information would “be contrary to the public interest.” Generally, the “ongoing

question of the week

What do you want for Thanksgiving dinner? Everyone loves Thanksgiving dinner, but most crave one dish more than the rest. Colorado Community Media went to Arapahoe Community College in Littleton to find out what people’s favorites are.

“The dressing. I make it from a recipe my mom used to have. She’s no longer here, so it’s special.” — Jean Oleson, Sheridan

“The sweet potatoes. It’s just a tradition for the women in my family to make this one recipe. I always ask my kids what the must-have is, and everybody always wants it.” — Wendi Fling, Castle Pines

“The turkey my boyfriend makes. He puts all kinds of stuff in it, like beer and oranges. I’m not sure how exactly he does it, but it tastes good.” — Irena Kaminska, Aurora

“My grandmother’s macaroni and cheese. Kraft says they have the cheesiest macaroni, but if you go to my grandmother’s house, hers will smack Kraft in the face.” — Floyd Lewis, Denver

letter to the editor Coffman’s claims don’t hold up In response to Congressman Mike Coffman’s guest column, “Critics wrong about food stamp law”: I wish Mr. Coffman had spent more time in his article about the “reform” of the food stamp program (SNAP) explaining exactly how “the projected savings in the bill will come from recipients moving towards self-sufficiency and not from arbitrary cuts to the program.” I think this article gives the false impression that people receiving food stamps are able-bodied adults sitting around doing nothing. In the U.S., 76 percent of food stamp recipients are either elderly, disabled or children, and in Mr. Coffman’s 6th Congressional District, the percentage in these categories is 86 percent. And of the remaining percentage that is receiving food stamps, many are employed at one or more minimum-wage jobs. There are currently 47 million citizens in the United States who are receiving food stamps, and in Colorado that number is 505,000. The typical benefit is $1.50/person/meal. Imagine trying to feed your family on this amount! The average food stamp recipient runs out of food stamps by the third week of the month and is forced to rely on food banks. Exactly how does this bill help these people? Does it create jobs for those that need them? Does it increase funds for job training? Does it raise the minimum wage to a living wage? Does it make sure that healthy food can be purchased with food stamps? Does it increase the amount of food stamps that children, the elderly and disabled need

to eat for a full month? If the bill does not do these things (and all I have heard is how much is being cut from the program), then Mr. Coffman does not truly believe in a strong safety net as he claims. Incidentally, every $1 spent on food stamps generates $1.80 in economic activity. Sharon Moddelmog Highlands Ranch

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criminal investigation” phrase is invoked. Further explanation will sometimes yield that releasing the information could jeopardize the case against a suspect. Maybe it could put witnesses in danger. What often happens is that the local law enforcement agency gives out some initial nuggets of information — which may or may not include an arrest report or other official documents. After the agency finishes its investigation, the case moves on to the district attorney. Then, for a period of weeks, or months, or sometimes more than a year, no further details are released. Generally, you have to wait for trial to get anything near the full story. This process leaves more than just reporters unsatisfied. The American Civil Liberties Union joined with a local couple last week to sue the Town of Castle Rock, its

town clerk and the police chief for refusal to release records related to an incident in February. The couple’s car was hit with a bullet, they say, after a police officer fired his gun at a burglary suspect. They say they want more answers about what happened before and during the shooting. Thing is, it’s an ongoing investigation. We won’t argue what should and shouldn’t be released in this case either. We don’t have enough information to do that. Surely there are some cases in which a successful prosecution and people’s safety depend on keeping things under wraps. But “ongoing investigation” has become a stock answer, and as such, we’ll say the spirit of the open records law is being violated on a regular basis in Colorado. All too often what’s contrary to the public interest is being left out in the dark.

Filling the gratitude bucket all year long Over the years I have shared Thanksgiving meals with family and friends, some in their homes and some in my own home. One of the traditions I enjoy the most is when everyone takes the time to go around the table and talk about what is that they are most thankful for. Each year it is so much fun to watch people as we get closer to that time of the meal where they will be asked to share what they are most grateful for, and for some they squirm a little while others can’t wait to take center stage. And then there are others who either have the same list every year or stick with a very simple declaration of appreciation for friends and family. Has the tradition lost its oomph? Do we do it out of ritualistic habit and just because mom or dad, grandma or grandpa have asked us to? Or maybe, just maybe we have actually spent time realizing and recognizing all that we appreciate, or should be so very grateful for in our lives. What if every day we were asked to share what it is that we are most grateful for? Would we squirm and would our palms get sweaty as we fidgeted and searched for a quality response? Could we possibly find ourselves just repeating the same things each time we are asked? The answer would probably be yes unless we are filling our gratitude bucket all the time. Instead of looking for all that is wrong today or has gone wrong in the past, we need to become acutely aware of the good

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things that surround us each and every day. It’s been said that gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. Maybe you will read this column before Thanksgiving and will have time to prepare your response should you be asked for the list of things you are grateful for. Perhaps you didn’t even need this column, your gratitude bucket is already overflowing. And maybe you will not have had the opportunity to read this until after Thanksgiving, and that is OK too because now you can live each day in search of things you can appreciate and that will fill your gratitude bucket making every day of the year Thanksgiving Day. I really would love to hear about all that you are grateful for and what you truly appreciate at gotonorton@gmail.com and when we can recognize what we appreciate most, 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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I wrote a book … but I digress Dachshunds were bred to hunt badgers. Knowing dachshunds — I am on my third — this seems like a bad idea. My current roommate would have a problem, as I wrote, trying to get into a box of Wheat Thins. But so would I. I can’t open anything anymore, so I wrote a column about bad packaging. I have been writing Quiet Desperation since March 2012. We decided to compile some of the columns, I have written over 500, into a book. The title, “This is not a dachshund,” is an homage to Belgian artist René Magritte, and specifically to his painting “The Treachery of Images.” Beneath what is clearly a painting of a pipe are the words “This is not a pipe.” “Magritte became well known for a number of witty and thought-provoking images that fall under the umbrella of surrealism.” Magritte’s point was that while it is definitely a painting of a pipe, it is not in fact a pipe. Maybe you have seen his painting of an apple that fills an entire room. My favorite Magritte is “Clairvoyance (A SelfPortrait).” Magritte is shown painting a

bird while looking at an egg. His paintings are like Steven Wright’s quotes. Deadpan punch lines that cleverly affect perceptions of reality. “I’m writing a book. I’ve got the page numbers done,” Wright said. My editor gives me a very long leash. I have written about “coffee babies,” my fear of bowling shirts, and hand talkers. I have also written about love, friendship, and aging. Almost anything can trigger a column. I rarely write about Douglas County. Ryan Boldrey does a great job of covering local issues. I am much better with artificial eyelashes, non-sequiturs, and haggis. Most of the time there are obscure

references, and some of the time I simply make things up. Now and then I have been more contemplative. I wrote one column about Asperger syndrome, and another one about a famous southwest Ohio murder. I was the lone witness. The murder occurred in 1963, just weeks before my junior year in high school, and just months before JFK was assassinated. The case went to trial in 2001. Learn the outcome in the book. Now see? This is something they do on the 10 o’clock news, and I hate it. “Amelia Earhart found living in Scottsdale. Story after the break.” I’ll tell you right now that the accused was found not guilty. The verdict was Ohio’s OJ. I believe in serial digressions. I think I get this from Groucho Marx and others, for whom wordplay is very important. I have “Groucho Letters: Letters from and to Groucho Marx” nearby whenever I write, along with Jon Winokur’s “The Portable Curmudgeon.” And, of course, Steve Martin’s “Pure Drivel.” I planned to major in journalism at UCLA. It turned out that I hadn’t done

my homework: UCLA didn’t have an undergraduate journalism program. So I became an art major and that turned out to be exactly where I belonged. However, I have always had an affection for writing. Therefore, this column is very fulfilling. Right now, “This is not a dachshund” is available exclusively at and through the Tattered Cover bookstores. The process of taking something I have written under the influence of black (black!) coffee, through a proofreader, and into a file that was sent to the Espresso Book Machine at the Tattered Cover has been more fun than curmudgeons are allowed to have. Don’t tell anyone. Thanks for reading. “If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint, simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass.” — Fran Lebowitz Craig Marshall Smith is an artist, educator and Highlands Ranch resident. He can be reached at craigmarshallsmith@comcast. net

Be thankful for sustenance of God It is necessary to be thankful. The Giver of all good things deserves our thanks and we need to be thankful for our own emotional health. During this difficult season of my unemployment, thankfulness has lifted my emotions and perspective. It might seem that thankfulness is for those who have a lot so they can take a day to feast and count their blessings. But, the older I get the more I experience that it is thankfulness that gets me through the hard times and keeps my focus on my Source so I can see that God is working, even when circumstances are bad. Many years ago, thankfulness also worked for the Pilgrims. The first Thanksgiving in New England is the most famous, but it is the second one that lets us know that thankfulness can take place even in the worst of circumstances. The daily ration of food for the Pilgrims in the winter of 1622 was a mere five kernels of corn. It seems impossible to be able to sustain life on such a small amount of food. Perhaps a nutritionist could prove that it is “humanly” impossible to live through the cold winters of New England on just five kernels of corn. When the Pilgrims arrived in New England late in the fall of 1620 they had no idea of what they would face. The only thing they knew for sure was why they came and Who they trusted to get them through. That first winter was marked by sickness and death. They lost 47 of the first 102 that left England. The second winter was marked by the challenge of unexpected and unwanted guests that ate many of their supplies, dramatic shortfalls

in food, a drought and personal struggles with selfishness. In all of their challenges they looked to God. They prayed for wisdom in their decisions, received correction where needed in their attitudes and trusted for provisions for all their needs. God proved adequate and for the second time and each fall thereafter they set aside a time to celebrate His work by giving thanks. Somehow God made five kernels of corn sustain the Pilgrims that bitter winter of 1621-1622. It seems that since He was going to supply their need that He could have made it easier — but then we wouldn’t be talking about it today and perhaps they would not have experienced the depths of need that resulted in a heart of thankfulness. It is natural for me to slide into wanting a more immediate, dramatic and lucrative rescue from what ails me and for all the problems of our world. Maybe you can relate. But when we become thankful, and express our thanks to God, even for our pitiful “Five Kernels of Corn,” the Source that sustained the Pilgrims sustains us. He gives hope to the underdog, the

THINGS TO DO THROUGH DEC. 15 GIFT CARD DRIVE. Resort 2 Kindness (R2K) hosts its BIG GIVE 2013 gift card drive to benefit the Colorado flood victims. The drive runs from Nov. 15 to Dec. 15. R2K will collect unused, unexpired gift cards valid at any restaurant, grocery store, home store or retail store in Colorado. All cards will be given to the Emergency Family Assistance Association. Gift cards can be mailed to Resort 2 Kindness, 9781 S. Meridian Blvd., Suite 200, Englewood, CO 80112. Monetary donations can also be made online at resort2kindness.org. DEC. 1 BELL CHOIR. Bemis Public Library welcomes the Smithtonians Handbell Choir from 2-3 p.m. Dec. 1 at 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. The ringers in the group have a combined ringing experience of more than 250 years. In

recent years the group has performed at Boettcher Concert Hall and the Denver Botanic Gardens. Visit http:// smithtonians.org/Home.html or call 303-795-3961.

DEC. 1 AUDITIONS The DJC Youth All-Stars is looking for a high school banjo/guitar or replacement drum set player. Audition music and recording have been posted at www.bandresourcesunlimited.com. Auditions will take place from 6:30-9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, at Flesher-Hinton Music Store, 3936 Tennyson St. in Denver. Intermediate to advanced jazz experience is necessary. For information, or to schedule an audition, email ecan11@ msn.com or call 303-328-7277. DEC. 2, 4, 6, 9 CONCERTS Arapahoe Community College’s music department will host four

concerts in December. The ACC string orchestra performs at 7 p.m. Dec. 2. Members of the Arapahoe Philharmonic will perform Stravinsky’s “Soldier’s Tale” at noon Dec. 4. The ACC Jazz Ensemble performs at 7 p.m. Dec. 6. The ACC Chorus and the Women’s Vocal Ensemble will perform at 7 p.m. Dec. 9. All four shows, which are free and open to the public, will be in Waring Theatre (Room M2900). Contact Dr. Hidemi Matsushita at hidemi.matsushita@arapahoe.edu or 303-797-5867.

DEC. 2-31 EXHIBIT The Paint Box Guild of Littleton will have an exhibition Dec. 2-31 at Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. Media included are oil, watercolor, pastel and mixed. Library hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

abused and forgotten, strength to the tired, the frightened, the overwhelmed and the unemployed. We learn that a little can become much and those of us with plenty are challenged to know that we are lavishly blessed at the hand of a gracious and generous God. Let’s not wait for our problems, personally or culturally, to “go away” in order to be thankful but in our seemingly insurmountable and painful circumstances let’s renew our commitment to live a life, thankful to God for what we do have. Ann Voscamp inspires us to thanks in her bestselling book, “One Thousand Gifts.” “I want to see beauty. In the ugly, in

the sink, in the suffering, in the daily, in all the days before I die, the moments before I sleep.” “... the secret to joy is to keep seeking God where we doubt He is.” “Eucharisteo — thanksgiving — always precedes the miracle.” Thanksgiving may contain the solution we are looking for. It definitely helps us experience emotional health. 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).

OBITUARIES ACOSTA

Mary Frances Acosta

January 27, 1920 – November 18, 2013

Mary Frances Acosta, 93, of Littleton, CO, passed away November 18, 2013 of natural causes. She was born in Michoacán, Mexico to Jesus and Manuela Cansino, the eldest of 7 children. Her father was a talented musician and railroad worker and her mother a dedicated homemaker. Mary was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Manuel Jesus Acosta, also a railroad worker; her brother, Joseph A. Cansino; and her parents. Her father’s railroad job moved them to numerous small towns between Pueblo and Castle Rock. She attended Douglas County schools. When married in 1939 she and Manuel settled down in Littleton where they lived the rest of their lives. During World War II, Mary supported the war effort as a mortar munitions inspector at Heckethorn Manufacturing Company located in downtown Littleton. She also worked at the Martin-Marietta plant in Waterton making rockets. Later in life she worked at Blue Cross-Blue Shield Insurance in Denver as a senior claims adjustor, retiring in 1985. Learning about the culture of different countries fascinated Mary and she had fond memories of her visits with family in Panama. Mary

regularly visited and supported the former Denver Museum of Natural History and traveled vicariously attending weekly travelogues at Phipps Auditorium. Summertime she loved watering her beautiful lawn and flowers. Mary enjoyed meeting new people and could talk for hours. She annually attended Western Welcome Week functions including the Old Timers luncheons and was still driving at 93. Mary devoted her life to her large family. In later years, she was thankful to TMC Meals on Wheels for their daily meals and kind visits and also especially grateful for her daughter-in-law, Gisela, who lovingly spent many months visiting and caring for her. Mary is survived by her six children, Manuel, Esther, Arthur, Cristina (Martha), Teri (Gloria) and Daniel; 16 grandchildren (Anna, John, Michael Coffey, Teresa, Karen, Robert, Mi chael Acosta, Phillip, Marty, Anthony, Mark, Stefanie, Dana, Jenifer, Eric and Patrick); numerous great grandchildren; several greatgreat grandchildren; and siblings, Josephine Seigel, Charles Cansino, Louis Cansino, Sarah Peterson and David Cansino. Mary will be greatly missed by many! May God bless her.

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November 28, 2013

littleton news in a hurry Change brewing in retail zones

Microbreweries, microdistilleries and wineries are now welcome in retail zones of Littleton. The city council on Nov. 19 approved an ordinance allowing the businesses by a vote of 5-1, with Councilor Peggy Cole dissenting and Councilor Jim Taylor absent. Size limitations were included in the version previously approved by the planning board, but staff altered them after discussion with city council on first reading. As passed, such establishments will be limited to 6,000 square feet in much of downtown, but there is no size restriction on those that might crop up in shopping centers or other areas. Hazardous and obnoxious odors are prohibited beyond the property line, and they must include a tasting room. They must conform to all state regulations, as well.

Cap on court fines increases

In April, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a state bill that allows municipalities to raise maximum court fines from $1,000 to $2,650. On Nov. 19, Littleton City Council passed an ordinance that does just that. Aside from taxes, court fines are one of the largest revenue generators for the city. The amount exceeded $1.6 million in both 2012 and 2013, and includes fees paid for failures to stop as captured by the red-light cameras. The judge ultimately determines the amount of the fine, and many defendants are charged less than the maximum.

County seeks volunteers

The Arapahoe County Board of County Commissioners needs residents who are interested in serving on an advisory board or committee. Applications are being accepted now for positions to be filled in February 2014, and must be postmarked by Dec. 13 to be considered. Applications are online www.arapahoegov.com or available at the Commis-

sioners’ Office in the Arapahoe County Administration Building, 5334 S. Prince St. in Littleton. For more information or to have an application mailed or faxed to you, call Carol Dosmann at 303-795-4531.

SSPR fights hunger with tourney

South Suburban Parks and Recreation will host the annual Silent Hunger for the Holidays Basketball Tournament on Dec. 14, beginning at 9 a.m. at Buck Recreation Center, 2004 W. Powers Ave. in Littleton. Men and women age 18 and up compete in a 3-on-3, six-game guarantee. Individual awards will be given for first place. Prize drawings and contests are included. Registration deadline is Dec. 12. Take advantage of reduced team fees with a donation of nonperishable food items to benefit Inter-Faith Community Services. Register at www.sspr.org, or contact Butchr@sspr. org or 303-483-7028.

Hospital adds pediatric affiliation

Littleton Adventist Hospital has achieved formal designation as a Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children clinical affiliate for pediatric services. The designation required LAH to conform to national standards developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and similar associations regarding quality, patient satisfaction, physician participation, protocols, procedures and clinical training. “We have a legacy of excellence in providing emergent and pediatric care close to home. Achieving this clinical designation allows kids to receive excellent care here in the community, without being far away from family and friends,” said LAH President Brett Spenst.

Families celebrate adoptions

Thirteen Arapahoe County foster children were welcomed into a “forever family” during Arapahoe County’s Nov. 14 special court proceedings for National Adoption Month. Arapahoe County’s Department of Human Services found permanent homes for the children, who had been victims of

abuse or neglect. “We are so grateful to these 12 families for giving a loving, stable home to children who have experienced trauma and loss,” said Arapahoe County Commissioner Nancy Sharpe. “These youth have had a difficult journey, but from this point on will know a lifetime of love and commitment, thanks to kind and loving adoptive parents.” To learn more about adoption, call 303636-1KID or attend a monthly information session. The next session will be held at 6 p.m., Dec. 3 at the Arapahoe County Administration Building, 5334 S. Prince St. in Littleton. For more information and to register, visit www.collaborativefostercare.com.

Poetry Slam a hit

Students from each Littleton Public Schools high school participated in this year’s LPS Poetry Slam competition on Nov. 12 at the Ames facility. The LPS Slam is designed to promote a creative competition that cultivates literacy-inspired activities and sparks artistic reflection, while encouraging audience participation and community engagement. This year, 24 student poets from Arapahoe, Heritage, Littleton and Options brought their best prose, perspectives and performance to a packed house. Littleton senior Genoa Martin won first place, Arapahoe sophomore Addie Finch won second place, and Heritage freshman Connor Mudd won third place.

Romano’s helping seniors

Romano’s, 5666 S. Windermere St. in Littleton, is hosting a giving tree to support the Be a Santa to a Senior program. Volunteers collect, wrap and deliver gifts to lonely and needy seniors in the south metro area, including the cities of Denver, Cherry Hills, Centennial, Greenwood Village, Littleton, South Lakewood, Englewood and Aurora. To date, the program has provided more 4,500 gifts. For more information, call Romano’s at 303-798-4944.

South Suburban has holiday plans Staff report South Suburban Parks and Recreation will celebrate the season with free holiday ice shows and opportunities to skate with Santa Claus during public skate sessions at South Suburban Ice Arena and Family Sports Center from Dec. 20 to Dec. 22. Holiday ice shows feature members of South Suburban’s Learn to Skate program and skaters from the Competitive Figure Skating program. The shows will take place at South Suburban Ice Arena on Dec. 20 at 6 p.m. and Dec. 21 at 3:15 p.m.; and at Family Sports Center on Dec. 22 at 4:30 p.m. Admission to the ice shows is free; however, donations of nonperishable food items will be collected to benefit Inter-Faith Community Services. Children and adults who purchase public skating sessions can join Santa on the ice at South Suburban Ice Arena on Dec. 20 from 7 to 7:45 p.m., and Dec. 21 from 2:15 to 3 p.m.; and at Family Sports Center on Dec. 21 from 1 to 1:45 p.m., and Dec. 22 from 3:15 to 4 p.m. A free snowman-building event for all ages takes place in the Family Sports Center parking lot on Dec. 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. Free hot chocolate will be provided for all participants. South Suburban Ice Arena is located at 6580 S. Vine St. in Centennial. Family Sports Center is located at 6901 S. Peoria St. in Centennial. For more information on events at South Suburban Ice Arena, call 303-798-7881. For more information for events at Family Sports Center, call 303708-9500, or visit www.sspr.org.

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Littleton’s Veterans of Foreign Wars chapter thanks Councilor Debbie Brinkman for the speech she gave during its Veterans Day ceremony. Members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Pat Hannon Post 4666 visited Littleton City Council Nov. 19 to honor Brinkman and city staff for their contributions to the Veterans Day ceremony and the Littleton World War II Memorial. Jack Woodman thanked David Flaig, grounds supervisor, for being the guardian of the memorial, and Kelli Narde, director of communications, for helping them set up and publicize the event each year. Woodman choked up a little as he thanked Brinkman for the speech she gave at this year’s ceremony, handing her a plaque and a Meal Ready to Eat. Courtesy photo

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purchase one of about 150 private plans from recognizable carriers like Kaiser and Anthem, among others, which they can compare side by side and filter by carriers, levels of coverage, etc. Thoemke plugged in an annual salary of $27,000, which brought up plans starting at around $150 a month. But there are a lot of variables that can affect the final numbers, she said. “The only way to really understand this is to go online and apply,” she said. “It is a lot to go through.” One tricky thing is that the quote is

placing the proper number of items in the box. Cindy Marlatt, of First Commercial Bank, said there were five volunteers from the Englewood business. “It is just our way to help others in our community,” she said as she put items in the food box. Farther down the line, Mary Ramos was filling her box. “A friend told me about Inter-Faith and what they do and I signed up to be a volunteer,” the Centennial resident said. “I am thankful for all I have and I just want to do what I can so others can properly celebrate Thanksgiving.” Sandra Blythe-Perry, InterFaith director, moved around the room to make sure thing were moving smoothly. “This is one of our big holiday events and it takes a lot of help to make it a success. We had a lot of organizations put on drives to collect food for the project and numerous organizations and individuals who donated cash so we can buy the supermarket gift certificates so each family can have a turkey or a ham,” she said. “Then the volunteers come tonight to assemble the boxes and we’ll have volunteers here Nov. 23 as about 550 needy families come to each pick up a food box and, at the same time, our volunteers will deliver 100 boxes to seniors.”

based on the consumer’s own prediction of what their 2014 income will be. If you qualify for tax subsidies and guess too low, you’ll owe money back. But the site syncs with IRS data, so glaring discrepancies should be caught, said Thoemke. The deadline to sign up for coverage to begin on Jan. 1 is Dec. 15, and the final deadline is March 31 for coverage to start in May. Help is available to navigate the site from health-care guides like Thoemke. She can be reached at 720-458-6185 or coverassist@doctorscare.org.

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courage, and I do look forward to continuing to work together. The city is too important for us not to be talking about a team of seven.” All seven councilors also voted to make

Beckman — who won the at-large race Nov. 5 to earn four more years — the new mayor pro tem. “I am proud to represent the city as a council member at large and will continue

to focus on issues in my role as a citywide elected council member,” he said. “I am honored to have been chosen by the council to serve as the mayor pro tem. This is an opportunity to represent the city, serve council, and to assist the mayor as needed. I look forward to the opportunities and challenges of the next two years.” Stahlman declined to accept the position for a second term. “Council has a number of strong leaders, so it made sense to give someone else the opportunity to serve as pro tem,” said Stahlman, whose second-place win on Election Day got him another two years. “Mayor Brinkman’s legacy is beyond reproach in laying a foundation that sets Littleton on a positive future trajectory. The list of accomplishments is too numerous to mention, but the community will certainly benefit from her considerable efforts. I know we’re all excited to work with Mayor Cernanec and Mayor Pro Tem Beckman to build upon the success of the past two years.” Judge Ethan Feldman swore both Bruces in to their new terms, along with Cernanec, who ran unopposed in District 3, and Randy Stein, council’s only new member. He replaces the term-limited Taylor in District 1.

he said, and he believes balance in the zoning code is key. “I’d like to see every storefront and commercial space occupied with a viable business,” he said. “I know it’s aspirational. But we’ve gathered the ingredients and offered them up, and that’s all the city can do, along with convening people.” Cernanec considers networking a strong point, as he’s long been active with the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce on both its economic development and legislative advisory committees. He’s council’s alternate on the Denver Regional Council of Governments, and a career

counselor for Goodwill Industries. Professionally, he works with his wife, Cathy Schwartz, as a financial adviser and associate at her firm. He’s had a long career in the financial services industry as a product actuary for several insurance carriers and has been a consultant to international firms. He first held elected office as a director on the board of South Suburban Parks and Recreation District in 2006. He was born and raised in Ohio and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in math from Notre Dame. From a previous marriage, he has five

kids ranging in age from 20 to 36 who have given him eight grandchildren so far. He and Schwartz enjoy a wide range of music and cultural events, and Cernanec recently began brushing up on his rusty guitar skills. Fun fact: His first television appearance was playing with a polka band on a localaccess channel in Ohio. But now he calls Littleton home, and it’s a fact he’s proud of. “I think we should have not a false pride, not an arrogant pride, but a pride in our location, in our space, in our neighbors,” he said.

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jsmith@ourcoloradonews.com Littleton City Council unanimously elected a new mayor Nov. 19, choosing Phil Cernanec to replace Debbie Brinkman. “It has been an honor and a pleasure to serve as mayor,” said Brinkman. “I support the decision of the body and I look forward to working with our new leadership as we continue to move Littleton forward.” Brinkman’s four-year term in District 4 ends in 2015, and she’ll be eligible to run for one more term after that. Cernanec’s bid to be mayor two years ago fell one vote short, with councilors Jim Taylor and Bruce Beckman voting for him. Councilors Peggy Cole, Jerry Valdes and Bruce Stahlman supported Brinkman in 2011. “I have a real appreciation for what Debbie has done in the past two years,” Cernanec said the morning after this year’s decision. “She’s nurtured the city’s connections with other communities, and she’s passionate about things that are positive and good. I appreciate her enthusiasm and

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School bus driver loses job after DUI Centennial man charged in Nov. 20 incident By George Lurie

glurie@ourcoloradonews.com Two days after being charged with DUI after transporting a busload of specialneeds students on a field trip, a 36-yearold Centennial man has been fired from his job. Rodolfo Luna, who lives on South Andes Street, was taken into custody Nov. 20 by Arapahoe County sheriff’s deputies after failing a drug/alcohol test. Luna had been a bus driver for the school district since July. “As of today (Nov. 22), Mr. Luna no longer works for the Cherry Creek School District,” said district spokesperson Tustin Amole. “We’re very disturbed by this incident,” Amole added. “We have notified all of the parents of the students who were on the bus.” According to a news release issued by the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office, on Nov. 20 Luna had driven a bus occupied

by 11 special-needs students from Liberty Middle School to a field trip at the Village Inn restaurant at Parker and Arapahoe roads. “Around 9:28 a.m., representatives of the Cherry Creek School District received an email from a concerned citizen who had witnessed Luna discard empty vodka bottles from his school bus in a parking lot,” the release stated. After receiving the email, Cherry Creek Schools security officers contacted Luna via radio. Luna stated that he was at Liberty Middle School, where he had just dropped off the students. Luna was instructed by security officers to remain at the school, but when district personnel arrived at Liberty Middle School, Luna had left the area in the school bus. Around noon, school district security officers and the district’s transportation director caught up with Luna, who was still driving the bus in the area of South Buckley Road and East Peakview Avenue. When contacted again via radio by school security officers, Luna pulled over and was taken off the bus and driven immediately to an area emergency room

where, in accordance with district policy, he underwent a drug/alcohol test. Afterward, Luna and security personnel returned to the district’s bus yard and were met by sheriff’s deputies. Luna consented to a roadside sobriety test, which he failed, and then admitted to deputies that he had consumed vodka and cold medicine prior to starting his shift that day. Luna was arrested and subsequently charged with DUI, reckless endangerment and child abuse. The district attorney’s office is reportedly considering pressing additional charges related to Luna being “in a position of trust” at the time of the alleged incident. Following his arrest, Luna was transported to the Arapahoe County jail and held on a $1,000 bond. Amole said the school district does criminal background checks on all new hires and conducts random, monthly drug testing on all employees who drive district vehicles. “(Luna) was a relatively new employee,” Amole said. “I am told he did not have a police record.”

School chiefs share concerns at forum Funding, testing, reform among issues discussed By Vic Vela

vvela@ourcoloradonews.com School superintendents from around the state converged on Denver on Nov. 19 to address a myriad of issues facing Colorado schools — and it was clear from the discussions that there are no easy answers to any of those problems. Concerns over funding, student and teacher assessment testing and parental involvement were among the many issues that were tackled by 10 superintendents during “The State of Our Districts” forum that was held inside the Denver Center for Performing Arts. The timing of the forum, which was put on by the Public Education & Business Coalition, was apt. It was two weeks removed from an election where a major, statewide school funding initiative was rejected by voters. Superintendents who supported Amendment 66 — which sought to overhaul public school funding by way of a considerable tax hike — are still stinging from the defeat, as they continue to deal with budget shortfalls. “Opportunities for kids across the state should not be determined by the property tax in their area,” said Denver Public Schools Superintendent Tom Boasberg. Not everyone was upset over Amendment 66’s failure. Douglas County Schools Superintendent Elizabeth Fagen said that full-day kindergarten — one of the key selling points behind the funding measure — would have caused facility issues

in Douglas County. “Frankly, for us, it was a significant issue that we would have had to deal with,” she said. Much of the discussion centered around reform initiatives and state and national assessment mandates, and the challenges districts face surrounding their implementations — something to which each of the superintendents could relate. For example, Adams 12 Five Star Schools Superintendent Chris Gdowski said that abiding by certain online assessment standards means that the district has to come up with up to $15 million to ensure that its information technology systems can adequately support the testing. “It’s a classic example of wanting wellintended outcomes,” Gdowski said. “But, $10 (million) to $15 million is an enormous investment for a district that’s really struggling right now.” Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Cindy Stevenson talked about those same challenges and how they can result in “tension” among Jeffco teachers. Stevenson said that the district is trying to juggle multiple assessment mandates on a budget that is below 2009 funding levels. “We ask more and more of our teachers and principals and we’re giving them fewer resources,” she said. “We tell them, `Here’s a reform to implement and we’re not going to give you and more resources. By the way, you’ll have new training, as well.’” Littleton Public Schools Superintendent Scott Murphy blasted what he calls the “Washington D.C.-ing of Colorado.” Murphy said that many of the national assessment mandates simply aren’t good fits for every state. “(Those mandates) may not apply to a

state that’s rich in agriculture, mining and, frankly, independence,” he said. One key national assessment mandate that will be implemented next year will be tied to the Common Core State Standards Initiative, which will require that K-12 students receive instruction under more rigorous standards. Over the summer, the Douglas County school board rejected implementation of the Common Core standards, opting instead to institute its own. “Common Core standards are not high enough for what we’re aiming for in Douglas County,” said Fagen. Boasberg said he appreciates the standards that are put in place through Common Core, but said that there’s a reality that districts face. “The standards are wonderful,” he said. “But you don’t just wave a magic wand and say to a kid who is struggling to read something in seventh grade that you should be doing this in fifth grade.” The superintendents were also asked about the challenges associated with getting parents more involved in what’s happening at their schools. Boasberg said that Denver Public Schools reaches out to Spanish-speaking parents through a daily Spanish program, and through a home visit program, where teachers ask parents about their child’s “hopes and dreams and what we can do to help.” Gdowski said that poor parents are highly involved at Adams 12 schools, but acknowledged that there are challenges in fostering greater involvement. “We haven’t quite yet figured out the tools to provide them to support their kids academically,” he said.

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‘ANNIE’ lights up Town Hall Comic strip gave birth to musical By Sonya Ellingboe

sellingboe@ourcoloradonews.com Pretend it is December 1933 — and enjoy Town Hall Arts Center’s holiday treat for the community. Harold Gray’s popular Depression-era comic strip about a spunky little orphan with red hair gained a new life in 1977 when Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin created a musical called “Annie.” It initially ran in New York for six years and has surfaced regularly ever since. It is Town Hall’s choice for the 2013 holiday season and tickets are flying out the door for the show, which opened Nov. 15. Veteran director Bob Wells has again brought his special skills to producing “Annie” on Town Hall’s small stage. Working with those little girls has been a joy, he said

backstage before the opening night performance — with a giant grin lighting up his face. With its well-crafted production, positive vibes, wacky characters, cute kids, music and dance — and even a Christmas party at the end — it’s an ideal show for family audiences. Sidney Fairbairn, a sixth-grader at West Middle School, debuts at Town Hall in the Annie role and expert comic LuAnn Buckstein was born to play the tipsy Miss Hannigan. Annie’s young fellow orphans at the New York City Municipal Orphanage bring considerable stage presence, strong singing voices and experience to the story: Regan Fenske, Rebecca Hyde, Serena Kopf, Lexi Lubotsky and Jenna Paige Smith. Daniel Langhoff shaved his head and brought his warm voice to Town Hall to play corporate magnate Daddy Warbucks. Cory Wendling and Taylor Nicole Young are appropriately sleazy as Hannigan’s brother Rooster and his lady friend Lily. Rebekah

Ortiz is calm and IF YOU GO lovely as Warbucks’ secretary, who “Annie” plays through comes to the orDec. 29 at Town Hall Arts phanage to “check Center, 2450 W. Main out” an orphan for St., downtown LittleChristmas. ton. Performances: 7:30 One also meets p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, FDR and his CabiSaturdays; 2 p.m. Sunnet, as well as Wardays and Saturdays Nov. buck’s staff and 30, Dec. 7, 21; 6:30 p.m. miscellaneous NYC Dec. 15. Tickets cost $22Hooverville inhabit$42 at the box office, ants (i.e. homeless). 303-794-2787, ext. 5 or Some fast costume townhallartscenter.com. changes are in order throughout. And of course, there’s furry star Sandy, performed with a bit of uncertainty on opening night by Turbo Adams, a sweet-looking golden retriever who was called in to substitute. We feel sure he will soon be more comfortable in his role, given the steady supply of treats Annie has in her pocket.

Truth hurts in ‘Rancho Mirage’ Glib chatter morphs into something else By Sonya Ellingboe

sellingboe@ourcolorado news.com Time: now. Scene: a handsome, expensive home in any American suburb — here it’s called “Rancho Mirage,” which is also the name of Steven Dietz’s new play, now running at Curious Theatre as part of a rolling world premiere. (Curious is part of the National New Play Network which promises at least three productions in a year for chosen new plays. This process gives a new work exposure enough to give it legs.) As lights go up on the first scene, Diane (C. Kelly Leo) and Nick Dahner (Bill Hahn) are fussing over dinner party preparations as they await the arrival of their good friends Trevor (David Russell) and Louise Parker Neese (Karen Slack) and Char-

“Rancho Mirage” by Steven Dietz plays through Dec. 7 at Curious Theatre. From left: Karen Slack (Louise Parker Neese); Erik Sandvold (Charlie Caldwell); C. Kelly Leo (Diane Dahner); Bill Hahn (Nick Dahner); Emily Paton Davies (Pam Caldwell). Courtesy photo lie (Erik Sandvold) and Pam Caldwell (Emily Paton Davies). Tension is apparent from the first conversation and it increases as the other players appear. Dietz, a Colorado-born playwright who University of Texas and is one of America’s most produced theater writers, is known for his crisp, sharp

dialogue and unexpected story twists. He is quoted in a Curious publication, when questioned about his inspiration for “Rancho Mirage”: “What would happen when a group of friends — good friends — ended up together and started telling the whole truth to each other?”

His picture of a group of welloff American 30- to 40-somethings seems spot-on as they talk about money problems, marital issues, minor envies, ambitions, children, inability to have children, travel, babysitters and more. They are competitive, sympathetic and ornery in turn as the evening wears on. One thinks one has the tale figured out and then Dietz takes one in another direction. The cast is filled with mature, extremely skilled actors, who develop each character in depth and make delivery of Dietz’s lines zing. Director Christopher Leo keeps the pace fast and steady, if a bit frantic, as ideas and experiences are discussed one after the other by a group you almost like — most of the time. “Rancho Mirage” invites the audience to listen in on an evening they may have experienced before in their own lives. This is well-crafted contemporary theater at its best.

City streetlights, even stoplights dressed in bright red and green, and purple, and yellow, and orange and, and, and, will dazzle downtown Denver dwellers and visitors beginning with the Grand Illumination at 6 p.m. Nov. 29. The city’s celebration begins with opening day of the Southwest Rink at Skyline Park, at 16th Street and Arapahoe, beginning at 10 a.m. daily through Feb. 16. Skating is free with skate rentals at $2 (skate rental on opening day is free). More information: www.southwestrink.com. Your Keys to the City, a public piano art program created by the Downtown Denver Partnership, returns along the 16th Street Mall with five winter-themed pianos painted by local artists. The pianos, which will remain along the mall until Dec. 30, are available for free public play from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. At 6 p.m. Nov. 29, Denver’s historic D&F Tower will turn on its holiday lights, and more than 550,000 energy-efficient LED lights will illuminate the 16th Street Mall, California Street between 14th and 17th streets and Curtis Street between 14th and 16th streets. Meanwhile at Union Station, LoDo District Inc. will present a holiday-themed choir, a Children’s Museum craft table, treats provided by LoDo restaurants and a visit from Dinger Claus (the Colorado Rockies mascot in costume). The City and County Building, lit entirely in LED lights, will be illuminated nightly from 5:45 to 10:45 p.m. through Jan. 26.

Charity CD coming

Twenty-five years of in-studio performances will be celebrated with 18 new songs from the KBCO Studio C vault, which will be released on its annual charity CD beginning at 8 p.m. Dec. 7 at all seven Paul’s TV locations inside Furniture Row and at Denver Mattress in Boulder. The CD features music recorded live on the radio from the Boulder/Denver radio station’s performance studio, KBCO Studio C. 97.3 KBCO has hosted thousands of intimate KBCO Studio C sessions with artists and bands from all over the world for 25 years. The KBCO Studio C 25th Anniversary CD will feature performances as far back as 1994 with the Dave Matthews Band along with songs recorded over the last year from artists like Imagine Dragons, Phoenix, Capital Cities and Phillip Phillips. The CD will benefit the Boulder County AIDS Project and Food Bank of the Rockies. Because of high demand, there will be a limit of two CDs per person and the collection will be sold for $12 each. Traditionally the annual CD release sells out in less than a day, with avid KBCO Studio C fans lining up before sunrise to get their copies of the coveted charity disc. A complete list of Paul’s TV locations and all additional details are available by visiting www.kbco.com.

Arvada adds eatery

The folks at Udi’s Foods were slated to open Braun’s Taphaus & Grille in the old space of the Archive Room in Olde Town Arvada on Friday, Nov. 22. Eater Denver reported Braun’s will serve “traditional German cuisine and American comfort food with 20 rotating beers on tap.” Parker continues on Page 19


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Lone Tree art event is class act 100 works are on display in center

if you go Lone Tree Arts Center is at 10075 Commons Street, near the Lincoln and Ridgegate intersection. The exhibit will be open for viewers from 10 am. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and prior to performances. Admission is free. Art can be purchased through the box office. 720-509-1101.

By Sonya Ellingboe

sellingboe@ourcoloradonews. com While it will be easier to get a good look at the art at a later date, it was genuinely rewarding to see the large crowd of art lovers who turned out for the Nov. 16 opening reception of the 12th Annual Lone Tree Art Exhibition and Sale, displayed at the Lone Tree Arts Center through Jan. 5. Soft classical music by the Mountain Air String Quartet drifted through the spacious lobby of the center. Fine Arts Commission Chair Lucius Brooker announced that there had been 330 entries from across Colorado as well as Wyoming and South Carolina for juror Katharine Smith-Warren to judge. She selected a total of 100 art works by 68 artists for the show and they fill the lobby, a central hall and sitting room to the rear.

“Water Nymphs” by Linda Lowry, a 12” x 55” oil painting, won Best of Show at the 12th Annual Lone Tree Art Exhibition and Sale. Photo courtesy of Dustin Ellingboe Smith-Warren, a Denver artist, teacher and curator, has extensive experience in the metro area. Smith-Warren awarded the “Best in Show” ribbon to accomplished artist Linda Lowry’s oil painting, “Water Nymphs,” a horizontal (12”x55”) picture of a row of happy splashing children in the water. Awards for oils: First, “Don Quixote’s Ghost” by Rosa Knoblock, an imaginative bit of story-

telling. Second was “Last Light” by Tracy Haines, which depicts a snowy road heading into the woods. Third in oils is Jane Smith’s “On the Edge,” an abstracted visit to the water’s edge. Honorable mentions: Sina March, Charlene Goldman and Heather Arenas. Watercolorist Sandra Daney took first place in Water Media with “Umbrella Day,” a city street scene and Alice Riley’s nicely composed “Gloaming” won sec-

ond. Jurgen Sander’s strongly colored abstract “Untitled II” has a Third Place ribbon and Honorable Mention went to Martha Heppard’s charming “American Avocets, Batik.” Mixed Media ribbons were awarded to: Jennifer Davey, First for her large yellow abstract “Uncovering;” Second to Cherri LaMarr’s sober portrait, “The Girl in the Green Chair” and Third to Ron Gebhardt’s humorous “Por-

Dream trip takes artists to italy Two-week course held at La Romita

trait of Adam With Tattoo,” an overweight male nude in repose. Mixed Media Honorable Mentions were awarded to Judith Bennett’s warmly colored abstract, “Subtle Interplay” and Valerie Savage’s unique “Reflecting on the First Flight” — carved from an old book, with painting added. Pastel awards included Laurie Sorkin’s soft father and son portrait, “Kite Flying”; Tracy Haines’ deeply colored “Rox Park Down” and Loretta Foyle’s horizontal landscape “In the Shadows. Fred Lunger’s “Mountain Bluebird” and Tania Rustage’s “Imbalance” won in Sculpture.

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By Sonya Ellingboe

sellingboe@ourcoloradonews.com “Art in Italy,” a two-week course in photography or plein air painting, is offered by two members of Arapahoe Community College’s Art Department from May 17 to June 1. The location is La Romita, a beautiful 500-year-old monastery repurposed into an art school, in Umbria, Italy. This sound like a dream trip for any artist. Marsha Wooley, the plein air instructor, spent a fortnight at La Romita last year painting with another group and enjoyed it enough to recommend a return visit. She will share her expertise as a nationally recognized landscape painter with students who join the trip. They will create both landscapes and cityscapes. Photographer Trish Sangelo has participated in previous ACC study trips to Italy and will help her students document the Italian landscapes, cityscapes and people. Students stay at La Romita and have meals there, but are transported to different surrounding locations, as well as having time to record the surrounding olive groves at the historic monastery. The course can be taken for credit through the college or non-credit through the Community Education

Parker Continued from Page 18

Located at 5601 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., Braun’s is in the heart of a burgeoning area in Arvada that will only grow when the RTD FasTracks Gold Line opens in 2016. The Archive Room opened in 2009 and recently former Dixon’s chef Aaron Youngblood revived the menu for bar fare to more of a seasonal offering, but the place closed last summer. See the full story at www.denver. eater.com/archives/2013/11/13/udisfoods-will-open-brauns-taphausgrille-a-german-taphouse-in-arvada. php.

Brews per Breslouer Thrillist Denver writer/photographer/videographer/pontificator Lee Breslouer has made it his journalistic duty to sniff out our state’s best breweries, beers and places to drink them,

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“Roof Tops, Cortona Italy” photograph by Trish Sangelo, who will be teaching photography in the Art in Italy class. Courtesy photo department. Wooley and Sangelo have planned Art 276 102: Trip Preparation with a half-credit. It is required of those who will seek the three credits offered from the travel portion and highly recommended for non-credit participants. It will meet from 9 to 11 a.m. on four Saturdays: Jan. 25, Feb. 22, March 29, April 19. To register for the trip, go online for information about Art 276 101: Painting and Photography. There will be a final critique on July 12 from 9 to

11 a.m. and an exhibition of student artwork at ACC Colorado Gallery of the Arts from Sept. 2 to Oct. 10, 2014. Details are available on the college website: Arapahoe.edu/artinitaly. Estimated costs based on double rooms, including tuition, La Romita room and board, air fare and travel insurance, comes to $5,535. For more information, contact the instructors: Sangelo, trish.sangelo@ arapahoe.edu, or Wooley, marsha. wooley@arapahoe.edu. Please call Wooley before enrolling at 720-8511936.

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Highlands Ranch sole man

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November 28, 2013

Arapahoe County Treasure’s Notice

2013

MANUFACTURED HOMES DELINQUENT TAX LIST Sue Sandstrom – County Treasurer Website: www.arapahoegov.com/departments/tr/ E-mail: treasurer@arapahoegov.com Public notice is hereby given that I will, pursuant to law, offer at public sale in the Treasurer’s Office of the Administration Building of Arapahoe County, State of Colorado, on the 5th day of December 2013, commencing at the hour of 9:00 a.m. of said day, the following described manufactured housing tax liens which have not been paid for the tax year 2012.

All bids must be covered by deposits made with the Treasurer prior to the operating of the sale and must be in the form of cash, certified checks, bank cashier’s checks or personal checks guaranteed by bank irrevocable Letter of Credit.

Witness my hand and official seal this 28th day of November, 2013, The total amount now due includes interest and other charges as provided Sue Sandstrom, TREASURER, ARAPAHOE COUNTY, COLORADO. by law, to-wit: Legal Notice No.: 15628 * First Publication: November 28, 2013 * Last Publication: November 28, 2013 * Publisher: Littleton Independent Also runs Englewood Herald on November 29, 2013 * And Centennial Citizen on November 29, 2013 PARCEL ID ACCT # OWNER NAME TAX YEAR & SITUS ADDRESS

LEGAL DESCRIPTION

ASSESSED TOTAL VALUE DUE

PARCEL ID ACCT # OWNER NAME TAX YEAR & SITUS ADDRESS

LEGAL DESCRIPTION

ASSESSED TOTAL VALUE DUE

PARCEL ID ACCT # OWNER NAME TAX YEAR & SITUS ADDRESS

LEGAL DESCRIPTION

ASSESSED TOTAL VALUE DUE

9000-04-4-00-001 2267313 TAX YEAR: 2012

MATHER, LEE ALAN 3500 S KING ST 034 DENVER

MOBILE HOME ID# 12652BRFK20 M/M WESTLANDY/M 1969 SIZE 12X65 PPI# 2077-05-2-00-034TITLE# 10R674419

220

74.11

9000-39-1-50-001 2487950 TAX YEAR: 2012

LEWIS, CARL C/O NORM LEWIS 01 ROYAL M H PARK BYERS

MOBILE HOME ID# LO1321 M/M MARKV Y/M 1972 SIZE 14X68 PPI# 1985-09-2-11-014 TITLE# 10P185656

440 87.23

9000-56-6-50-001 3626532 TAX YEAR: 2012

SAENA-PRIETO, MARIZA 26900 E COLFAX AVE 173 AURORA

MOBILE HOME ID# MP151267AB M/M 2,200 322.36 MASTERPIECE Y/M 1993 SIZE 28X70 PPI# 1977-00-0-06-010 TITLE # 10R919506

9000-04-9-70-001 2267798 TAX YEAR: 2012

RODRIGUEZ-MENDOZA, RAMIRO 14470 E 13TH AVE F31 AURORA

MOBILE HOME ID# HK225M/M HILLC RESTY/M 1966 SIZE 12X60PPI # 1975-06-2-01-005TITLE# 10R764750

280

82.81

9000-39-2-90-001 2487551 TAX YEAR: 2012

MENDOZA RAMIREZ, MONICA 3297 S SANTA FE DR 18 ENGLEWOOD

MOBILE HOME ID# 5698 M/M COLT Y/M 250 68.93 1976 SIZE 14X60 PPI# 1971-33-4-00-092 TITLE# 10B077142

9000-56-9-60-001 3672500 TAX YEAR: 2012

BERRELEZ, MARIVEL SADA 26900 E COLFAX AVE 451 AURORA

9000-08-0-40-001 2270373

ANDERSON, JUNE C/O MARCOS GUTIERREZ

MOBILE HOME ID# K-17260M/M 350 DETROITER Y/M 1968 SIZE 12X60 PPI#

89.74

14470 E 13TH AVE E21 AURORA

1975-06-2-01-005 TITLE# UNKNOWN

BEHRENS, RAYMOND F 4674 S COUNTY ROAD 193 . BYERS

MOBILE HOME ID# 6236KAB M/M KIT Y/M 1971 SIZE 24X60 PPI# 20 61-00-0-00-003TITLE# 10P646889

780 108.70

TAX YEAR: 2012

9000-40-2-60-001 2570521 TAX YEAR: 2012

MOBILE HOME ID# 47957555838 M/M 2,400 ATLANTIC/HUNTINGTON Y/M 1995 SIZE 28X68 PPI# 1977-00-0-06-010 TITLE# 10B080396

9000-57-2-90-001 3672836 TAX YEAR: 2012

FAGLER, MARY C/O LEON MASON 1191 N COUNTY ROAD 157 . 14 STRASBURG

*** PRIOR YEAR TAXES DUE *** 190 MOBILE HOME ID# 3HG5012C2N2117 8M/M GREAT LAKES/GUERDONY/M 19 67 SIZE 12X50PPI# 1983-04-

71.48

LEWIS, CARL & MARGARET C/O NORMAN LEWIS 41 ROYAL M H PARK BYERS

MOBILE HOME ID# KSDH08R4578301A M/M ROYALTON Y/M 1978 SIZE 14X80 PPI# 1985-09-2-10-004 TITLE# 10M868491

570

MOBILE HOME ID# CW2001917TXAB M/M CLAYTON/MAVERICK Y/M 1996 SIZE 28X48 PPI# 2059-18-3-10-004 TITLE# 10R601596

9000-08-0-80-001 2270403 TAX YEAR: 2012

9000-41-1-00-001 2582669 TAX YEAR: 2012

JOHNSTON, EDWIN H & FIELDS, BEVERLEE & FRANK 351 5TH AVE 10 DEER TRAIL

9000-61-4-50-001 4056301 TAX YEAR: 2012

PARKER, JANICE MARIE 15814 E COLFAX AVE 31 AURORA

193.01

9000-09-5-20-001 2271540 TAX YEAR: 2012

BORUNDA, ALFREDO 3141 S SANTA FE DR 20 ENGLEWOOD

MOBILE HOME ID# 126010129M/M FRONTIER Y/M 1966 SIZE 12X60 PPI# 1971-33-4-00-092 TITLE# 10R897930

290

76.18

9000-41-3-30-001 2585765 TAX YEAR: 2012

LORENZO, JOHN 26900 E COLFAX AVE 045 AURORA

MOBILE HOME ID# AK370F3M44CA30 64755 M/M TARA Y/M 1973 SIZE 14X70 PPI# 1977-00-0-06-010 TITLE# 12M427519

560 123.06

MOBILE HOME ID# NEB00A0220 M/M 1,390 BELLAVISTA Y/M 2000 SIZE 16X70 PPI# 1975-05-2-03-074 TITLE# 10R949938

9000-61-9-50-001 4060626 TAX YEAR: 2012

9000-13-0-20-001 2274433 TAX YEAR: 2012

AVILA-PEREZ, HERMANDO 3141 S SANTA FE DR 28 ENGLEWOOD

MOBILE HOME ID# C482563M/M 170 CONTEMPORI Y/M 1971 SIZE 14X48 PPI# 1971-33-4-00-084 TITLE# 10B088127

65.25

JOHNSTONE, DOUGLAS S C/O LUCINDA BOYD 1068 1ST AVE DEER TRAIL

MOBILE HOME ID# K14278FBP00115 M/M MARLETTE Y/M 1980 SIZE 14X74 PPI# 1985-16-2-02-005 TITLE# 10R627289

540 94.57

MOBILE HOME ID# H0C015F02759 M/M 3,460 OAKWOOD Y/M 1998 SIZE 28X72 PPI# 1977-00-0-06-010 TITLE# 10B081789

475.48

9000-41-5-00-001 2599073 TAX YEAR: 2012

MEYERS, BARTON LEROY & SHON K 26900 E COLFAX AVE 244 AURORA

9000-63-2-20-001 4173145 TAX YEAR: 2012

HELSTROM, SHIRLEY A 405 S OWENS ST 04 BYERS

9000-14-0-40-001 2275197 TAX YEAR: 2012

HOFFMAN, CAROL 3141 S SANTA FE DR 29 ENGLEWOOD

MOBILE HOME ID# K5130M/M ZIMMER 240 Y/M 1969 SIZE 12X60PPI# 1971-33-4-00-084 TITLE# 10R900866

72.51

9000-44-8-00-001 3072740 TAX YEAR: 2012

MONTOYA, DON C & JODI R C/O JOSHUA BORJA-DURAN 14470 E 13TH AVE C40 AURORA

MOBILE HOME ID# 470CE3BBAST5907 M/M COVENTRY Y/M 1973 SIZE 14X70 PPI# 1975-06-2-01-004 TITLE # 10R334497

520 106.62

MOBILE HOME ID# NEB10-A-28572 M/M 2,070 206.63 BELLAVISTA Y/M 2001 SIZE27X67 PPI# 1985-16-2-00-051 TITLE# 10R480671

9000-63-4-10-001 4216065 TAX YEAR: 2012

SUMNER, JOHN & SUZANNE 14470 E 13TH AVE C36 AURORA

9000-19-4-40-001 2279249 TAX YEAR: 2012

DALLMAN, DALE W C/O LAURA MARIA RICO 14470 E 13TH AVE C41 AURORA

MOBILE HOME ID# 260TFLR10543 M/M 490 VINDALE Y/M 1970 SIZE 12X60 PPI# 1975-06-2-01-004 TITLE# 10R766629

103.64

9000-48-6-30-001 3162480 TAX YEAR: 2012

GOETTING, ROY J & JANET R 26900 E COLFAX AVE 303 AURORA

MOBILE HOME ID# 034892M A&B M/M COMMODORE Y/M 1973 SIZE 24X60 PPI# 1977-00-0-06-010 TITLE# 10R336465

770 148.57

MOBILE HOME ID# 22950413034AB M/M SKYLINE/WESTRIDGE Y/M 1995 SIZE 28X60 PPI# 1975-06-2-01-003 TITLE# 12T044636

9000-63-6-90-001 4223517 TAX YEAR: 2012

RODRIGUEZ, MARIA J 14470 E 13TH AVE F05 AURORA

MOBILE HOME ID# P297185AB M/M 2,370 SCHULT Y/M 2000 SIZE 28X66 PPI# 1975-06-2-01-005TITLE# 10B042754

290.27

9000-19-5-90-001 2279389 TAX YEAR: 2012

GREENLEE, STUART 14470 E 13TH AVE B24 AURORA

MOBILE HOME ID# 01590523JM/M SKYLINE/WINNER Y/M 1976 SIZE 24X48 PPI# 1975-06-2-01-003 TITLE# 10P113743

770

131.45

9000-48-7-40-001 3177550 TAX YEAR: 2012

LARSON, CAROL C/O HRRY POMEROY 1191 N COUNTY ROAD 157 . 02 STRASBURG

MOBILE HOME ID# 2FK14744088 M/M LANCER Y/M 1974 SIZE 14X70 PPI# 1983-04-1-06-001 TITLE# 10P865330

540 78.44

9000-63-9-00-001 4281291 TAX YEAR: 2012

GUITRON-MONTANO, ISREAL 26900 E COLFAX AVE 420 AURORA

MOBILE HOME ID# CAVAZLP976981 1,420 M/M CAVCO/CEDAR COURT Y/M 1998 SIZE 16X80 PPI# 1977-00-0-06-010 TITLE# 10R908710

227.55

9000-19-6-00-001 2279397 TAX YEAR: 2012

SCHERR, TINOTHY JR 14470 E 13TH AVE G12 AURORA

MOBILE HOME ID# 1505487M/M SHERATON Y/M 1974 SIZE 12X65 PPI# 1975-06-2-01-006 TITLE# 10B019813

430

97.68

9000-48-8-70-001 3184661 TAX YEAR: 2012

LEWIS, CARL C/O NORMAN LEWIS 20 ROYAL M H PARK BYERS

MOBILE HOME ID# K14A270FBB00164 M/M MARLETTEY/M 1981 SIZE 14X70 PPI# 1985-09-2-10-015 TITLE# 10P970850

560 96.04

9000-65-1-10-001 4391355 TAX YEAR: 2012

TRUDELL, RONALD 26900 E COLFAX AVE 279 AURORA

MOBILE HOME ID# H0C015F03760AB 1,550 M/M OAKWOOD Y/M 1992 SIZE 28X48 PPI# 1977-00-0-06-010 TITLE # 10W145757

243.37

9000-25-7-30-001 2283742 TAX YEAR: 2012

MARTINEZ, JORGE B C/O JOSE ANTONIO GARCIA 3141 S SANTA FE DR 04 ENGLEWOOD

MOBILE HOME ID# 305020601S024 170 M/M SPARLANE Y/M 1960 SIZE 10X50 PPI# 1971-33-4-00-084 TITLE # 10R430785

67.41

9000-50-1-50-001 3242084 TAX YEAR: 2012

FLOYD, CHARLYNE & BETTS, LEONARD 26900 E COLFAX AVE 085 AURORA

MOBILE HOME ID# 2230052072 M/M CHAMPION/SEQUIOA Y/M 1973 SIZE 14X64 PPI# 1977-00-0-06-010 TITLE# 10P727899

390 102.38

9000-65-9-00-001 4528474 TAX YEAR: 2012

SALENSKY, KAREN 26900 E COLFAX AVE 242 AURORA

MOBILE HOME ID# NEB99B01822 M/M 2,010 299.27 BELLAIRE Y/M 1999 SIZE 27X70 PPI# 1977-00-0-06-010 TITLE# 12R507977

9000-28-6-30-001 2285699 TAX YEAR: 2012

ABBOTT, AMANDA 351 5TH AVE 03 DEER TRAIL

MOBILE HOME ID# P106511M/M SCHULT Y/M 1971 SIZE 12X65 PPI# 2061-13-1-21-004 TITLE# 10B024987

370

84.38

9000-51-4-20-001 3298012 TAX YEAR: 2012

DIAZ, BRENDA 3150 S PLATTE RIVER DR 02 ENGLEWOOD

230 70.70

9000-66-0-80-001 4563725 TAX YEAR: 2012

9000-29-3-80-001 2286270 TAX YEAR: 2012

PALS RESCUE & RUEFF, GREG 26900 E COLFAX AVE 152 AURORA

MOBILE HOME ID# 2413M/M EMBASSY 340 Y/M 1979 SIZE 14X64 PPI# 1977-00-0-06-010 TITLE# 10T344559

96.31

MOBILE HOME ID# SKI930E M/M SKY LINE/HOMETTE Y/M 1971 SIZE 12X64 PPI# 1971-33-4-00-070 TITLE# 10B073013

ARC HOUSING LLC C/O JUAN M MATA 14470 E 13TH AVE B10 AURORA

MOBILE HOME ID# P352999AB M/M 1,800 SCHULT/CLAYTON Y/M 2004 SIZE 28X44 PPI# 1975-06-2-01-003 TITLE# 10R770810

9000-51-8-40-001 3314085 TAX YEAR: 2012

MOBILE HOME ID# 2F520156DM/M SKYLINE Y/M 1991 SIZE 14X70 PPI# 1975-06-2-01-004 TITLE# 10P849073

810 135.42

LOPEZ OROZCO, MARIA BEATRIZ 26900 E COLFAX AVE 372 AURORA

MOBILE HOME ID# 05L13199M/M LIBERTY/WEXFORD Y/M 1979 SIZE 14X64 PPI# 1977-00-0-06-010 TITLE# 10R964949

380

101.19

9000-67-2-50-001 4817310 TAX YEAR: 2012 AURORA

TURCIOS, MOISES A C/O VIDAL ANTONIO TURCIOS 14470 E 13TH AVE E19 TITLE# 11A365011

MOBILE HOME ID# 22994896531AB 2,000 153.35 M/M CHAMPION/SUMMERCREST Y/M 1999 SIZE 28X54 PPI# 1975-06-2-01-005

9000-30-7-10-001 2287209 TAX YEAR: 2012

LENZ, WALLACE W & ELSA F C/O ADELA RIVERA 14470 E 13TH AVE C42 AURORA

9000-52-3-80-001 3346769 TAX YEAR: 2012

CAUSEY, DEBRA L 26900 E COLFAX AVE 039 AURORA

650 134.00

9000-67-5-90-001 4873694 TAX YEAR: 2012

HARRIS, ERIKA 1200 S COUNTY ROAD 157 . 21 STRASBURG

MOBILE HOME ID# HOCO15F03016 M/M 1,080 OAK Y/M 1998 SIZE 14X70 PPI# 1983-00-0-00-263 TITLE# 10B116158

9000-31-7-30-001 2287977 TAX YEAR: 2012

ABEYTA, JAMES & MOYER, JENNIFER JO 26900 E COLFAX AVE 461 AURORA

MOBILE HOME ID# 2200485078AB M/M TITAN Y/M 1980 SIZE 24X52 PPI# 1977-00-0-06-010 TITLE# 10W432277

860

179.54

MOBILE HOME ID# ZWK80149932 M/M WINDSOR Y/M 1982 SIZE 14X80 PPI# 1977-00-0-06-010 TITLE# 10R754781

9000-53-9-30-001 3448693 TAX YEAR: 2012

9000-69-2-40-001 4964606 TAX YEAR: 2012

BEECROFT, BRANDON 14470 E 13TH AVE F38 AURORA

MOBILE HOME ID# 04590362L M/M 560 SKYLINE/BUDDY Y/M 1978 SIZE 14X66 PPI# 1975-06-2-01-005 TITLE# 12W163109

110.60

LORENZ, MARY ELLEN 40 ROYAL M H PARK BYERS

MOBILE HOME ID# HK749EM/M 290 SKYLINE/HILLCREST Y/M 1971 SIZE 12X60 PPI# 1985-09-2-10-005 TITLE# 10A023699

76.23

MOBILE HOME ID# LM14562BFK M/M LIBERTY/WEXFORD Y/M 1978 SIZE 14X56 PPI# 1985-09-2-10-010 TITLE# 10P897114

290 76.23

9000-36-7-20-001 2391677 TAX YEAR: 2012

MEYER, RONALD G C/O CHRIS LEWIS 35 ROYAL M H PARK BYERS

9000-54-6-40-001 3523482 TAX YEAR: 2012

MCKINNEY, KATIE L 26900 E COLFAX AVE 224 AURORA

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November 28, 2013 Public Trustees Public Notice COMBINED NOTICE - DEFERRED - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-803(6) FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 0833-2013 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On May 21, 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): Jeffrey A Mills and Peggy J Marcheso Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for AEGIS Wholesale Corporation Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: Central Mortgage Company Date of Deed of Trust: December 28, 2006 County of Recording: Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust: January 17, 2007 Recording Information (Reception Number): B7007331 Original Principal Amount: $178,400.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $198,137.47 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 17, BLOCK 25, NOB HILL - THIRD FILING, ACCORDING TO THE RECORDED PLAT THEREOF, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO Also known by street and number as: 7194 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. The original Sale Date was scheduled for September 18, 2013 but was deferred pursuant to Colorado Revised Statutes 38-38-801 et seq. The deferment period has been terminated or ended and the Sale may now proceed according to law. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 12/18/2013 (formerly scheduled for September 18, 2013 and continued for deferment) , 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 of Notice of Deferred Sale: 10/31/2013 Last Publication of Notice of Deferred Sale: 11/28/2013 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: 9/30/2013 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 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. Legal Notice NO.: 0833-2013 First Publication: 10/31/2013 Last Publication: 11/28/2013 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent Public Notice COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1377-2013 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On September 12, 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): CHRISTI TOMLIN Original Beneficiary(ies): MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR PREMIER MORTGAGE GROUP, L.L.C. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: COLORADO HOUSING AND FINANCE AUTHORITY Date of Deed of Trust: April 30, 2004 County of Recording: Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust: May 04, 2004 Recording Information (Reception Number): B4081421 Original Principal Amount: $155,700.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $129,627.79 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 Also known by street and number as: 7688 S. STEELE STREET, CENTENNIAL, CO 80122. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. If applicable, a description of any changes to the deed of trust described in the notice of election and demand pursuant to affidavit as allowed by statutes: C.R.S.§38-35-109(5) PURSUANT TO AFFIDAVIT OF SCRIVENER’S ERROR RECORDED ON 9-5-20 13 AT RECEPTION #D3111796 TO CORRECT THE LEGAL DESCRIPTION.

IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. If applicable, a description of any changes to the deed of trust described in the notice of election and demand pursuant to affidavit as allowed by statutes: C.R.S.§38-35-109(5) PURSUANT TO AFFIDAVIT OF SCRIVENER’S ERROR RECORDED ON 9-5-20 13 AT RECEPTION #D3111796 TO CORRECT THE LEGAL DESCRIPTION.

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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, 01/08/2014, 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: 11/14/2013 Last Publication: 12/12/2013 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: 09/12/2013 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: Lynn M. Janeway #15592 Eve M. Grina #43658 David R. Doughty #40042 Jennifer K. Cruseturner #44452 Sheila J. Finn #36637 Elizabeth S. Marcus #16092 Janeway Law Firm PC 9800 S. Meridian Blvd., Suite 400, Englewood, CO 80112 (303) 706-9990 Attorney File # 30954 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 1377-2013 Exhibit A CONDOMINIUM UNIT 91, IN BUILDING 17, MONTEREY CONDOMINIUMS PHASE 2, IN ACCORDANCE WITH AND SUBJECT TO THE DECLARATION OF COVENANTS, CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS, OF MONTEREY CONDOMINIUMS, RECORDED JULY 26, 1983 IN BOOK 3942 AT PAGE 1, SAID CONDOMINIUM IS FURTHER DEPICTED AND DESCRIBED BY THE MAP OF DISCOVERY AT MONTEREY PHASE 2 RECORDED AUGUST 18, 1983 IN PLAT BOOK 67 AT PAGES 1-6, ALL IN THE RECORDS OF THE CLERK AND RECORDERS OFFICE OF ARAPAHOE COUNTY, THIS CONVEYANCE IS MADE AND ACCEPTED AND IS HEREBY GRANTED SUBJECT TO THE DECLARATION OF COVENANTS AND RESTRICTION RECORDED JULY 26, 1983 IN BOOK 3924 AT PAGE 1, ALL OF WHICH BY THIS REFERENCE THERETO ARE HEREBY EXPRESSLY INCORPORATED IN AND MADE A PART HEREOF AS THOUGH FULLY SET FORTH HEREIN, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO Legal Notice NO.: 1377-2013 First Publication: 11/14/2013 Last Publication: 12/12/2013 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent Public Notice COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1378-2013 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On September 12, 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): Stephanie M Rankin Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., acting solely as nominee for Home Savings of America, a Federal Savings Association Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: EverBank Date of Deed of Trust: April 24, 2009 County of Recording: Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust: May 05, 2009 Recording Information (Reception Number): B9045918 Re-Recording Date of Deed of Trust: August 02, 2013 Re-Recording Information (Reception Number): D3097673 Original Principal Amount: $139,194.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $131,087.85 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 Also known by street and number as: 2862 West Centennial Drive Unit E, Littleton, CO 80123. 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, 01/08/2014, 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: 11/14/2013 Last Publication: 12/12/2013 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: 09/12/2013 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

The name, address, business telephone

21 number and bar registration number of the DATE: 09/12/2013 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 # 4380.01629 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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1378-2013 Exhibit A CONDOMINIUM UNIT E, THE STEEPLECHASE III CONDOMINIUMS TOGETHER WITH GARAGE NO. E, ACCORDING TO THE CONDOMINIUM MAP THEREOF, RECORDED ON MARCH 10, 1999 AT RECEPTION NO. A9040507, IN THE RECORDS OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK AND RECORDER OF THE COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE COLORADO, AND AS DEFINED AND DESCRIBED IN THE CONDOMINIUM DECLARATION FOR THE STEEPLECHASE III CONDOMINIUMS, RECORDED ON MAY 28, 1997 AT RECEPTION NO. A7062094, IN SAID RECORDS. FIRST AMENDMENT RECORDED JUNE 10, 1997 AT RECEPTION NO. A7068621, SECOND AMENDMENT RECORDED AUGUST 26, 1997 AT RECEPTION NO. A7106125. THIRD AMENDMENT RECORDED SEPTEMBER 25, 1997 AT RECEPTION NO . A7120772, FOURTH AMENDMENT RECORDED OCTOBER 22, 1997 AT RECEPTION NO. A7133751. FIFTH AMENDMENT RECORDED NOVEMBER 14, 1997 AT RECEPTION NO. A7144586 AND MAY 15, 1998 AT RECEPTION NO. A8054388. SIXTH AMENDMENT RECORDED APRIL 29, 1998 AT RECEPTION NO. A8062276, SEVENTH AMENDMENT RECORDED APRIL 29, 1998 AT RECEPTION NO. A8062278, EIGHTH AMENDMENT RECORDED JUNE 11, 1998 AT RECEPTION NO. A8088540. NINTH AMENDMENT RECORDED JULY 23, 1998 AT RECEPTION NO. A8112705, TENTH AMENDMENT RECORDED AUGUST 21, 1998 AT RECEPTION NO. A8133076, ELEVENTH AMENDMENT RECORDED AUGUST 26, 1998 AT RECEPTION NO. A8135482, TWELFTH AMENDMENT RECORDED SEPTEMBER 24, 1998 AT RECEPTION NO. A8152381, THIRTEENTH AMENDMENT RECORDED OCTOBER 14, 1998 AT RECEPTION NO. A8163819, FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT RECORDED NOVEMBER 19, 1998 AT RECEPTION NO. A8187115, FIFTEENTH AMENDMENT RECORDED DECEMBER 14, 1998 AT RECEPTION NO. A8203144, SIXTEENTH AMENDMENT RECORDED JANUARY 12, 1999 AT RECEPTION NO, A9005917, SEVENTEENTH AMENDMENT RECORDED JANUARY 12, 1999 AT RECEPTION NO. A9005919, AND EIGHTEENTH AMENDMENT RECORDED MARCH 19, 1999 AT RECEPTION NO. A9940506, COUNTY OF ARA P A H O E , S T A T E O F C O L O R A DO Legal Notice NO.: 1378-2013 First Publication: 11/14/2013 Last Publication: 12/12/2013 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent Public Notice COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1387-2013 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On September 16, 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): Fernando Gallegos and Kimberly Gallegos Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for American Southwest Mortgage Corp Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: Wells Fargo Bank, NA Date of Deed of Trust: December 23, 2011 County of Recording: Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust: December 29, 2011 Recording Information (Reception Number): D1128609 Original Principal Amount: $214,166.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $209,556.45 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 14, BLOCK 22, NOB HILL SECOND FILING, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO Also known by street and number as: 7085 South Cherry Drive, 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, 01/15/2014, 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: 11/21/2013 Last Publication: 12/19/2013 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: 09/16/2013 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 Reagan Larkin #42309 Britney Beall-Eder #34935 Kimberly L. Martinez #40351 Christopher T. Groen #39976 Cynthia Lowery #34145 The Castle Law Group, LLC 999 18th Street #2201, Denver, CO 80202 (303) 865-1400 Attorney File # 13-05435

attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: Caren Jacobs Castle #11790 Deanna L. Westfall #23449 Reagan Larkin #42309 Britney Beall-Eder #34935 Kimberly L. Martinez #40351 Christopher T. Groen #39976 Cynthia Lowery #34145 The Castle Law Group, LLC 999 18th Street #2201, Denver, CO 80202 (303) 865-1400 Attorney File # 13-05435 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

Public Trustees

Legal Notice NO.: 1387-2013 First Publication: 11/21/2013 Last Publication: 12/19/2013 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent Public Notice COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1398-2013 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On September 17, 2013, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Arapahoe records. Original Grantor(s): Robert E. Tomasi III Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Provident Funding Associates, L.P. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust: December 18, 2008 County of Recording: Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust: December 23, 2008 Recording Information (Reception Number): B8138608 Original Principal Amount: $199,500.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $186,414.29 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 6, BLOCK 1, FOREST PARK FILING FILING NO. 1, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO Also known by street and number as: 7771 S. Columbine 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, 01/15/2014, 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: 11/21/2013 Last Publication: 12/19/2013 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: 09/17/2013 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 Reagan Larkin #42309 Britney Beall-Eder #34935 Kimberly L. Martinez #40351 Christopher T. Groen #39976 Cynthia Lowery #34145 The Castle Law Group, LLC 999 18th Street #2201, Denver, CO 80202 (303) 865-1400 Attorney File # 13-05137 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.: 1398-2013 First Publication: 11/21/2013 Last Publication: 12/19/2013 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent Public Notice NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED OVERBID FUNDS CRS 38-38-111(2.5b)(3a,b,d)(5) PUBLIC TRUSTEE SALE NO. 1410-2012 To: Record Owner of the property as of the recording of the Notice of Election and Demand or other person entitled. You are advised that there are overbid funds due you. This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust and Notice of Election and Demand: Name of Record Owner as evidenced on the Notice of Election and Demand or other person entitled: Scott Finnegan Address of Record Owner as evidenced on the recorded instrument evidencing the owner's interest: 1075 E Fremont Cir S, Centennial, CO 80122--1459 Recording Date of Deed of Trust: June 09, 2010 Recording Information: D0054891 Recording Date of Notice of Election and Demand: December 19, 2012 Recording Information of Notice of Election and Demand: D2146272 Legal Description of Property: LOT 10, BLOCK 35, SOUTHGLENN FIFTH FILING, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. Street Address of Property: 1075 E Fremont Cir S, Centennial, CO 80122 NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED OVERBID FUNDS I sold at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on 9/11/13, at the East Hearing Room , County Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado,, to the highest and best bidder for cash, the real property described above. An overbid was realized from the sale and, unless the funds are claimed by the owner or other persons entitled thereto within five years from the date of sale, the funds due to you will be transferred to the general fund of the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado, or to the State Treasurer as part of the "Unclaimed Property Act", pursuant to Colorado law. First Publication: 11/28/13 Last Publication: 12/26/13 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent Date: 10/24/13 Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Color-

overbid was realized from the sale and, unless the funds are claimed by the owner or other persons entitled thereto within five years from the date of sale, the funds due to you will be transferred to the general fund of the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado, or to the State Treasurer as part of the "Unclaimed Property Act", pursuant to Colorado law. First Publication: 11/28/13 Last Publication: 12/26/13 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent Date: 10/24/13 Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee ©Public Trustees' Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012

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Legal Notice NO.: 1410-2012 First Publication: 11/28/13 Last Publication: 12/26/13 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent Public Notice COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1341-2013 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On September 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): Gerald B Ryan and Stephanie A Ryan Original Beneficiary(ies): Ameriquest Mortgage Company Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: JPMC Specialty Mortgage LLC Date of Deed of Trust: January 05, 2001 County of Recording: Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust: January 16, 2001 Recording Information (Reception Number): B1006272 Original Principal Amount: $151,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $155,867.71 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: LOT 38, FOUR LAKES SUBDIVISION FILING NO. 4B, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 2059 E Phillips Lane, Littleton, 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, 01/08/2014, 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: 11/14/2013 Last Publication: 12/12/2013 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: 09/05/2013 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 # 1068.06398 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.: 1341-2013 First Publication: 11/14/2013 Last Publication: 12/12/2013 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent Public Notice COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1395-2013 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On September 17, 2013, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Arapahoe records. Original Grantor(s): Stephanie A Zellers and Craig D. Zellers Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Innovate Lending Solutions, a Colorado Corporation Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: Flagstar Bank, FSB Date of Deed of Trust: February 23, 2009 County of Recording: Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust: March 11, 2009 Recording Information (Reception Number): B9024491 Original Principal Amount: $330,284.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $310,385.78 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 4, BLOCK 18, SOUTHGLENN FOURTH FILING, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 6736 S Franklin St, 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, 01/15/2014, at the East Hearing Room, County Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street,

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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, 01/15/2014, 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: 11/21/2013 Last Publication: 12/19/2013 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: 09/17/2013 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 Reagan Larkin #42309 Britney Beall-Eder #34935 Kimberly L. Martinez #40351 Christopher T. Groen #39976 Cynthia Lowery #34145 The Castle Law Group, LLC 999 18th Street #2201, Denver, CO 80202 (303) 865-1400 Attorney File # 13-05594 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.: 1395-2013 First Publication: 11/21/2013 Last Publication: 12/19/2013 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent

Name Changes PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on November 8, 2013 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 Sangeen Nizami be changed to Sangeen Neil Nizami. Case No.: 2013 C 100681 Tammera Herivel, Clerk of the Court By: John Jesse, Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 15712 First Publication: November 21, 2013 Last Publication: December 5, 2013 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on November 13, 2013 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 Paula Vann Onofrio be changed to Paula Marie Vann. Case No.: 2013 C 100688 Tammera Herivel, Clerk of the Court By: Danielle Trujillo, Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 15718 First Publication: November 21, 2013 Last Publication: December 5, 2013 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on November 4, 2013 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 Jonilda Dhamo be changed to Jonilda Anastasia Dhana. Case No.: 2013 C 100672 Tammera Herivel, Clerk of the Court By: Danielle Trujillo, Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 15667 First Publication: November 14, 2013 Last Publication: November 28, 2013 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on November 15, 2013 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 Christina Dawn Whetstone be changed to Christina Dawn Tatro. Case No.: 2013 C 100692 Tammera Herivel Clerk of the Court By: Laura Larson Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 15707 First Publication: November 21, 2013 Last Publication: December 5, 2013 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on November 15, 2013 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 Ling Mana be changed to Shwe Hung Lin. Case No.: 2013 C 100691 Tammera Herivel. Clerk of the Court By: Beth Hunter, Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 15708 First Publication: November 21, 2013 Last Publication: December 5, 2013 Publisher: Littleton Independent

Notice To Creditors Public Notice NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of PATRICIA LOBB, a/k/a PATRICIA A. LOBB, a/k/a PATRICIA ANN LOBB, Deceased. Case Number: 2013PR30061


dersigned Sheriff at (720) 874-3845. The

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the attorney representing the legal owner of the above-described lien is:

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Notice Creditors NOTICETo TO CREDITORS Estate of PATRICIA LOBB, a/k/a PATRICIA A. LOBB, a/k/a PATRICIA ANN LOBB, Deceased. Case Number: 2013PR30061 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 March 21, 2014, or the claims may be forever barred. Daniel A. Lobb and Deborah N. Wendt Co-Personal Representatives c/o Davis Schilken, PC 7887 E. Belleview Ave., Suite 820 Denver, CO 80111 Legal Notice No.: 15713 First Publication: November 21, 2013 Last Publication: December 5, 2013 Publisher: Littleton Independent Public Notice NOTICE TO CREDITORS BY PUBLICATION PURSUANT TO §15-12-801, C.R.S. NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of James R. Watson, Jr., Deceased Case Number: 2013PR30426 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 March 28, 2013, or the claims may be forever barred. Person Giving Notice: Audrey M. Watson, Personal Representative 5500 E. Peakview Ave., #2201 Centennial, CO 80121 Legal Notice No.: 15630 First Publication: November 28, 2013 Last Publication: December 12, 2013 Publisher: Littleton Independent Public Notice NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Raymond Edward Edwards, a/k/a Raymond E. Edwards, Deceased; Case Number: 2013 PR 030458, Division 21, Arapahoe County District Court 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 March 14, 2014, or the claims may be forever barred. Pamela Edwards Diamond Personal Representative 1615 East Layton Drive Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113 Legal Notice No.: 15665 First Publication: November 14, 2013 Last Publication: November 28, 2013 Publisher: Littleton Independent Public Notice NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Mark Roland Supancic a/k/a Mark R. Supancic, Deceased Case Number: 2013 PR 30465 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court, Arapahoe County, State of Colorado on or before March 17, 2014, or the claims may be forever barred. Louis W. Supancic, Sr. Personal Representative 3705 S. Hibiscus Way Denver, CO 80237-1042 Legal Notice No.: 15687 First Publication: November 14, 2013 Last Publication: November 28, 2013 Publisher: Littleton Independent Public Notice NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Charles Russell Hurt, Deceased Case Number 2013PR030381

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice Creditors NOTICETo TO CREDITORS Estate of Irma Leong Peil, Deceased Case Number: 2013 PR 30329

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 March 15, 2014 or the claims may be forever barred. Date: October 31, 2013 /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: 15664 First Publication: November 14, 2013 Last Publication: November 28, 2013 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Betsy Nan Mayer, aka Betsy N. Mayer, aka Betsy Mayer, Deceased Case Number: 2013 PR 30344 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 March 14, 2014 or the claims may be forever barred. Sharon Post aka Sharon Elizabeth Mayer Post Personal Representative c/o Walter M. Kelly II, Miller & Steiert P.C. 1901 W. Littleton Blvd. Littleton, Colorado 80120 Legal Notice No: 15670 First Publication: November 14, 2013 Last Publication: November 28, 2013 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Jesse Lee Moore, Jr., aka Jesse Lee Moore, aka Jesse L. Moore, aka Jesse Moore, aka J.L. Moore, Deceased Case Number: 2013 PR 30460

Charles A. Armitage Personal Representative 10570 W. Rowland Place Littleton, Colorado 80127 Legal Notice No.: 15705 First Publication: November 21, 2013 Last Publication: December 5, 2013 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Rosemary LaRocco, aka Rosemary La Rocco aka Rose Mary La Rocca aka Rosemary La Racco, Deceased Case Number: 2013 PR 30277 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 March 14, 2014 or the claims may be forever barred. Charles C. LaRocco Personal Representative 3301 Muret Irving, Texas 75062 Legal Notice No: 15596 First Publication: November 14, 2013 Last Publication: November 28, 2013 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Irma Leong Peil, Deceased Case Number: 2013 PR 30329

also known by street and number as: 1049 S. Walden Wy. Unit # 253, Aurora, CO 80017 The property being foreclosed is all of the property encumbered by the Association’s lien. You are advised that the parties liable thereon, the owner of the property described above, or those with an interest in the subject property, may take appropriate and timely action under Colorado statutes. In order to be entitled to take advantage of any rights provided for under Colorado law, you must strictly comply and adhere to the provisions of the law. If the sale date is continued to a later date, the deadline to file a notice of intent to cure by those parties entitled to cure may also be extended.

**BIDDERS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE CASH OR CERTIFIED FUNDS SUFFICIENT TO COVER THEIR HIGHEST BID AT THE TIME OF SALE. **

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Harold Raymond Peterson, Aka H.R. Peterson, Deceased Case Number: 2013 PR 30449

The name, address, and telephone number of the attorney representing the Plaintiff is: Travis B. Keenan, #41354, Travis B. Keenan, P.C., 10200 E. Girard Ave., C-255, Denver, Colorado 80231, telephone (303) 695-6600.

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 March 21, 2014 or the claims may be forever barred.

DATED at Centennial, Colorado this 25th day of September, 2013.

James Smith Personal Representative 2451 West Jamison Way, Littleton, Colorado 80120 Phone Number: 303-794-6281

Legal Notice No.: 15530 First Publication: November 14, 2013 Last Publication: December 12, 2013 Published In: Littleton Independent, 9137 S. Ridgeline Blvd. #210, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129.

Legal Notice No: 15706 First Publication: November 21, 2013 Last Publication: December 5, 2013 Publisher: Littleton Independent

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In the Interest of: BENJIMAN RUSSELL GODDARD, Minor.

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 March 21, 2013, or the claims may be forever barred.

UNIT NO. 253, BUILDING NO. D IN BRANDON PARK CONDOMINIUMS PHASE III-A, AS DEFINED IN ANNEXATION COVENANTS OF ADDITIONAL LAND RECORDED NOVEMBER 16, 2004 AT RECEPTION NUMBER B4199974 AND COVENANTS RECORDED DECEMBER 19, 2000 AT RECEPTION NUMBER B0163742 AND IN CONDOMINIUM MAP AT BOOK 275 AT PAGE 50, RECORDED NOVEMBER 19, 2004, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO.

Legal Notice No: 15704 First Publication: November 21, 2013 Last Publication: December 5, 2013 Publisher: Littleton Independent

Layne L. Bush, Co-Personal Representative E. Dayonne Work, Co-Personal Representative c/o 598 S. Gilpin Street Denver, CO 80209

Public Notice

This is to advise you that a Sheriff sale proceeding has been commenced through the office of the undersigned Sheriff pursuant to an Order For Amended Judgment and Decree of Foreclosure re: Notice of Default pursuant to Stipulation of Plaintiff Brandon Park 2000 Owners Association, Inc., and Defendant Lance McCain dated August 27, 2013, and C.R.S. §§ 38-38-101 to 401, by Brandon Park 2000 Owners Association, Inc., the current holder of a statutory lien. The judicial foreclosure is based on a default under the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions of Brandon Park 2000 Owners Association, recorded on December 19, 2000, at Reception No. B0163742, in the records of the Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder, State of Colorado, as amended. The Declaration and notices, as recorded, establish a lien for the benefit of Brandon Park 2000 Owners Association, Inc., WHICH LIEN BEING FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN ON THE SUBJECT PROPERTY AND IMPROVEMENTS legally described as follows:

Daniell Lee Moore Personal Representative 2524 S. E. 166th Avenue, Apt. 292 Vancouver, WA 98683

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 March 21, 2014 or the claims may be forever barred.

DISTRICT COURT, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, COLORADO 7325 S. Potomac Street Centennial CO 80112

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of MARJORIE IRENE ARMITAGE, a/k/a MARJORIE A. ARMITAGE, a/k/a MARJORIE ARMITAGE, Deceased Case Number: 2013 PR 30428

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The Sheriff’s sale has been scheduled to occur at 10:00 A.M., on the 9th day of January, 2014, at the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office, 13101 E. Broncos Parkway, Centennial, Colorado 80012; telephone number (720) 874-3845. At the sale, the Sheriff will sell the above described real property above and improvements thereon 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.

All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to: Arapahoe County District Court, State of Colorado on or before March 31, 2014*, or the claims may be forever barred.

Legal Notice No.: 15703 First Publication: November 21, 2013 Last Publication: December 5, 2013 Publisher: Littleton Independent

COMBINED NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL PROPERTY AND RIGHT TO CURE AND REDEEM

Case Number: 2013PR030404 Div.: 21

Attorney for Petitioners Sunny Craig Heydorn and Jason Keith Heydorn: THE DRAKE LAW FIRM, P.C. Marie E. Drake, Atty. Reg. No. 30754 1621 18th Street, Suite 260, Denver, Colorado 80202 Telephone: (303) 261-8111 Facsimile: (303) 261-8199 E-Mail: marie@thedrakelawfirm.com NOTICE OF HEARING BY PUBLICATION PURSUANT TO § 15-10-401, C.R.S. To: JOHN DOE Last Known Address, if any: UNKNOWN A hearing on PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT OF JOINT GUARDIANS FOR MINOR for appointment of Sunny Craig Heydorn and Jason Keith Heydorn as joint guardians for Benjiman Russell Goddard will be held at the following time and location or at a later date to which the hearing may be continued: Arapahoe County District Court, 7325 S. Potomac Street, Centennial CO 80112, Division 21, on January 2, 2014 at 10:30 A.M. Sunny Craig Heydorn and Jason Keith Heydorn 3227 E. Fremont Dr. Centennial, CO 80122 Legal Notice No.: 15710 First publication: November 21, 2013 Last publication: December 5, 2013 Publisher: The Littleton Independent Public Notice DISTRICT COURT, ARAPAHOE COUNTY, STATE OF COLORADO CASE NO.: 12CV1888 DIVISION: 408 BRANDON PARK 2000 OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a Colorado non-profit corporation Plaintiff, v. LANCE MCCAIN; COLORADO HOUSING AND FINANCE AUTHORITY; and ANA MARIA PETERS-RUDDICK, the ARAPAHOE COUNTY PUBLIC TRUSTEE Defendant(s). COMBINED NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL PROPERTY AND RIGHT TO CURE AND REDEEM This is to advise you that a Sheriff sale proceeding has been commenced through the office of the undersigned Sheriff pursuant to an Order For Amended Judg-

Sheriff of Arapahoe County, Colorado By: Sgt. James Osborn Deputy Sheriff

Public Notice DISTRICT COURT, ARAPAHOE COUNTY, STATE OF COLORADO CIVIL CASE NO. 2012CV1310, Division COMBINED NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE AND NOTICE OF RIGHTS TO CURE AND RIGHTS TO REDEEM PARKSIDE II HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, INC., a Colorado non-profit corporation, Plaintiff v. ALI Y. OMER; ALIYA I. HASSO; WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., a national association; and ANA MARIA PETERSRUDICK, the ARAPAHOE COUNTY PUBLIC TRUSTEE, Defendants This is to advise you that a Sheriff sale proceeding has been commenced through the office of the undersigned Sheriff pursuant to an Order Granting Verified Motion for Default Judgment and Entry of Decree of Foreclosure dated November 15, 2012 and C.R.S. 38-38-101 et seq., by Parkside II Homeowners’ Association, Inc., a Colorado non-profit corporation, the current holder and owner of a statutory lien recorded April 23, 2012 at Rec No. D2043393 in the records of the Clerk and Recorder of the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado. The foreclosure was initiated due to default under the covenants contained within the Declaration for Parkside II Homeowners’ Association, Inc., a Colorado non-profit corporation recorded on December 6, 1984 at Rec No. 2478942 in the records of the Clerk and Recorder of the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado. The Declaration establishes a lien for the benefit of Parkside II Homeowners Association, Inc., a Colorado non-profit corporation, WHICH LIEN BEING FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN ON THE SUBJECT PROPERTY AND IMPROVEMENTS legally described as follows: Lot 25, Block 1, Parkside Subdivision, Filing No. 1, County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado. also known by street and number as 12821 E. Wyoming Place, Aurora, CO 80012. The Sheriff’s sale has been scheduled to occur at 10:00 a.m. on January 16, 2014, at the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office, 13101 East Broncos Parkway, Centennial, Colorado 80112. BIDDERS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE CASH OR CERTIFIED FUNDS SUFFICIENT TO COVER THEIR HIGHEST BID AT THE TIME OF SALE. All telephone inquiries for information should be directed to the office of the undersigned Sheriff at (720) 874-3845. The name, address and telephone number of the attorney representing the legal owner of the above-described lien is: Sean M. Wells, Esq., #40870 Sweetbaum Sands Anderson PC 1125 17th Street, Suite 2100 Denver, CO 80202 (303) 296-3377 Dated: October 14, 2013 J. Grayson Robinson, Sheriff Arapahoe County, Colorado By: Sgt. James Osborn, Deputy Sheriff

Sean M. Wells, Esq., #40870 Sweetbaum Sands Anderson PC 1125 17th Street, Suite 2100 Denver, CO 80202 (303) 296-3377 Dated: October 14, 2013

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J. Grayson Robinson, Sheriff Arapahoe County, Colorado By: Sgt. James Osborn, Deputy Sheriff Legal Notice No.: 15570 First Publication: November 21, 2013 Last Publication: December 19, 2013 Published In: Littleton Independent, 9137 S. Ridgeline Blvd. #210, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129 Public Notice DISTRICT COURT, ARAPAHOE COUNTY, STATE OF COLORADO CIVIL CASE NO. 2012CV675, Division COMBINED NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE AND NOTICE OF RIGHTS TO CURE AND RIGHTS TO REDEEM PARKSIDE II HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., Plaintiff v. APRIL ADKINS; FIRST NATIONAL OF COLORADO, INC.; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC; CAPITAL ONE BANK USA, N.A.; AND ANA MARIA PETERS-RUDICK, THE ARAPAHOE COUNTY PUBLIC TRUSTEE, Defendants TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS; Please take notice: This is to advise you that a Sheriff sale proceeding has been commenced through the office of the undersigned Sheriff pursuant to Court Order dated January 8, 2013 and C.R.S. 38-38-101 et seq., by Parkside II Homeowners Association, the current holder and owner of a statutory lien recorded January 1, 2011 at Rec No. D1007852 in the records of the Clerk and Recorder of the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado. The foreclosure was initiated due to default under the covenants contained within the Declaration for Parkside II Homeowners Association, Inc., recorded on December 6, 1984 at Rec.No. 2478942 in the records of the Clerk and Recorder of the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado. The Declaration establishes a lien for the benefit of Parkside II Homeowners Association, Inc. WHICH LIEN BEING FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN ON THE SUBJECT PROPERTY AND IMPROVEMENTS legally described as follows: Lot 15, Block 1, Parkside II Subdivision Filing No. 1, County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado also known by street and number as 12804 East Wyoming Circle, Aurora, CO 80012. The Sheriff’s sale has been scheduled to occur at 10:00 a.m. on January 2, 2014, at 13101 East Broncos Parkway, Centennial, Colorado 80112. All telephone inquiries for information should be directed to the office of the undersigned Sheriff at (720) 874-3851. The name, address and telephone number of the attorney representing the legal owner of the above-described lien is: Sean M. Wells, Esq., #40870 Sweetbaum Sands Anderson PC 1125 17th Street, Suite 2100 Denver, CO 80202 (303) 296-3377 Dated: October 8, 2013 J. Grayson Robinson, Sheriff Arapahoe County, Colorado By: Sgt. James Osborn Deputy Sheriff Legal Notice No.: 15578 First Publication: November 7, 2013 Last Publication: December 5, 2013 Published in: Littleton Independent, 9137 S. Ridgeline Blvd, #210, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129 Public Notice DISTRICT COURT, ARAPAHOE COUNTY, STATE OF COLORADO Court Address: 7325 S. Potomac St., Centennial, CO 80112 * (303) 649-6355 Plaintiff: DAVID NEWMAN, v. Defendants: THE HEIRS OF PAMELA A. McDONALD, DAVID McDONALD, CHRIS McDONALD, ERIC McDONALD, KATRINA McDONALD, SHELBY McDONALD, DISCOVER BANK, CHERYL LIEDING, CAVALRY SPV I LLC, ESTHER MIMS, JAN LIETZ, and all unknown persons who claim any interest in the subject matter of this action. Attorneys for Plaintiff: Name: SWEETBAUM SANDS ANDERSON PC Geoffrey P. Anderson (No. 14907) Joshua D. McMahon (No. 36890) Address: 1125 Seventeenth Street, Suite 2100 Denver, Colorado 80202 Phone No.: (303) 296-3377 Email: ganderson@SweetbaumSands.com jmcmahon@SweetbaumSands.com Case No.: 2013CV30560 Division: 407 SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANTS: all unknown persons who claim any interest in the subject matter of this action. You are hereby summoned and required to appear and defend against the claims of the Complaint filed with the Court in this action, by filing with the clerk of this Court an answer or other response. You are required to file your answer or other response within thirty five (35) days after service of this Summons upon you. Service of this Summons will be complete on the day of the last publication. A copy of the Complaint may be obtained from the clerk of the Court. If you fail to file your answer or other response to the Complaint in writing within thirty five (35) days after the date of the last publication, judgment by default may be rendered against you by the Court for the relief demanded in the Complaint, without any further notice. This is an action to quiet the title of the Plaintiff in and to the real property situated in Arapahoe County, Colorado, more particularly described as follows: Lots 41 and 42, Block 6, RESUBDIVISION OF BLOCKS 1, 2, 3, 4, 13, 14, 15 and 16, OF WINDEMERE GALLUP’S SUBURBAN HOME SUBDIVISION, County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado. Also known as 6029 S. Bemis St., Littleton, Colorado 80120. Date: October 30, 2013 By: S/ Joshua D. McMahon Geoffrey P. Anderson, #14907 Joshua D. McMahon, #36890 THIS SUMMONS IS ISSUED PURSUANT TO RULE 4(g), C.R.C.P., AS AMENDED. THIS FORM SHOULD NOT BE USED WHERE PERSONAL SERVICE IS DESIRED.

County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado. Also known as 6029 S. Bemis St., Littleton, Colorado 80120. Date: October 30, 2013 By: S/ Joshua D. McMahon Geoffrey P. Anderson, #14907 Joshua D. McMahon, #36890

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THIS SUMMONS IS ISSUED PURSUANT TO RULE 4(g), C.R.C.P., AS AMENDED. THIS FORM SHOULD NOT BE USED WHERE PERSONAL SERVICE IS DESIRED. Legal Notice No.: 15610 First Publication: November 7, 2013 Last Publication: December 5, 2013 Publisher: Littleton Independent Public Notice DISTRICT COURT, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, COLORADO Arapahoe County Justice Center 7325 S. Potomac St. Centennial, CO 80112 PROSPER FARMS INVESTMENTS LLC, a Colorado limited liability company; Plaintiff, v. EDWIN FISCHAHS; DOROTHY FISCHAHS; WILLIAM TURNAGE, as personal representative for the Estates of Edwin Fischahs and Dorothy Fischahs; and ARAPAHOE COUNTY, a political subdivision of the State of Colorado. Defendants. Attorneys for Plaintiff: Robert W. Hatch, II Brian T. Ray Hatch Ray Olsen Sandberg LLC 730 Seventeenth Street, Suite 200 Denver, Colorado 80202 Telephone: (303) 298-1800 Fax Number: (303) 298-1804 E m a i l : r h a t c h @ h a t c h l a w y e r s . c o m; bray@hatchlawyers.com Atty. Reg. #s: 16888, 34914 Case Number: 2013CV31337 Division: 309 AMENDED SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: EDWIN FISCHAHS; DOROTHY FISCHAHS; WILLIAM TURNAGE, as personal representative for the Estates of Edwin Fischahs and Dorothy Fischahs.

November 28, 2013

The Plaintiff named above is the creditor in this action and the current owner of the evidence of debt in rem (Deed of Trust) secured by the property being sold; and as of August 13, 2013, the outstanding judgment principal balance is $993,315.37, and the outstanding principal balance due and owing on said judgment secured by this property is $319,108.56.

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I shall offer for public sale to the highest bidder, for cash, at public auction, all the right, title, and interest of the Defendants in said property on January 23, 2014, at 10 o’clock A.M at Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office, 13101 E. Broncos Parkway, Centennial, CO 80112. Telephone number 720-874-3851. NOTICE: THE LIEN BEING FORECLOSED UPON MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. NOTICE OF RIGHTS YOU MAY HAVE AN INTEREST IN THE REAL PROPERTY BEING FORECLOSED, OR HAVE CERTAIN RIGHTS OR SUFFER CERTAIN LIABILITIES PURSUANT TO COLORADO STATUTES AS A RESULT OF SAID SALE. YOU MAY HAVE THE RIGHT TO REDEEM SAID REAL PROPERTY OR YOU MAY HAVE THE RIGHT TO CURE A DEFAULT UNDER THE DEED OF TRUST BEING FORECLOSED. A COPY OF SAID STATUTES, AS SUCH STATUTES A R E P R E SE N TL Y C ON STITU TED, WHICH MAY AFFECT YOUR RIGHTS, IS ATTACHED TO THIS NOTICE. HOWEVER, YOUR RIGHTS MAY BE DETERMINED BY PREVIOUS STATUTES. NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE FILED PURSUANT TO §38-38-104 SHALL BE FILED AT LEAST FIFTEEN (15) CALENDAR DAYS PRIOR TO THE FIRST SCHEDULED SALE DATE OR ANY DATE TO WHICH THE SALE IS CONTINUED. A NOTICE OF INTENT TO REDEEM PURSUANT TO C.R.S. §38-38-302 SH ALL BE FILED WITH TH E AR APAHOE COUNTY SHERIFF DEPARTMENT NO LATER THAN EIGHT (8) BUSINESS DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Name, address, telephone number and email address of the attorney representing the owner of the indebtedness and foreclosing lienor:

You are hereby summoned and required to appear and defend against the claims of the complaint filed with the court in this action, by filing with the clerk of this court an answer or other response. You are required to file your answer or other response within 35 days after the service of this Summons upon you. Service of this summons shall be complete on the day of the last publica-tion. A copy of the complaint may be obtained from the clerk of the court.

Neal K. Dunning, Reg. No. 10181 Dated: 2013. BROWN, BERARDINI & DUNNING, P.C. 2000 South Colorado Blvd. Tower Two, Suite 700 Denver, CO 80222 303-329-3363 ndunning@bbdfirm.com

If you fail to file your answer or other response to the complaint in writing within 35 days after the date of the last publication, judgment by default may be rendered against you by the court for the relief demanded in the complaint without further notice.

Legal Notice No.: 15625 First Publication: November 28, 2013 Last Publication: December 26, 2013 Published in: Littleton Independent, 9137 S. Ridgeline Blvd., #210, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129.

This is an action to quiet the title of the Plaintiff in and to the real property situated in Arapahoe County, Colorado, more particularly as described below, attached hereto and by this reference made a part hereof. The real property at issue in this lawsuit is generally described as: The West 30 feet, lying South of Interstate Highway I-70 and the South 30 feet in Section 2, Township 4 South, Range 65 West of the 6th P.M., County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado Dated this 28th day of October, 2013. HATCH RAY OLSEN SANDBERG LLC By: /s/ Brian T. Ray Robert W. Hatch, II Brian T. Ray Attorneys for Plaintiff This summons is issued pursuant to Rule 4(g), C.R.C.P., as amended. This form should not be used where personal service is desired. Legal Notice No.: 15620 First Publication: November 7, 2013 Last Publication: December 5, 2013 Published in the Littleton Independent Public Notice DISTRICT COURT, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, COLORADO Arapahoe County Justice Center 7325 South Potomac Street Centennial, CO 80112; 303-649-6355 Case No. 2013CV441 * Div./Ctrm. Plaintiff: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. vs. Defendants: VLZ DEVELOPMENT LLC, a limited liability company duly organized and existing under the laws of the State of Colorado, VICTOR AND HANNAH ZACCAGLIN TRUST DATED MARCH 20, 1992 and CYNTHIA MARES AS THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado. SHERIFF’S COMBINED NOTICE OF SALE AND NOTICE OF RIGHTS OF REDEMPTION AND CURE TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: VLZ DEVELOPMENT LLC, A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY DULY ORGANIZED AND EXISTING UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF COLORADO: Original Grantor WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.: Original Beneficiary WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.: Current Owner of Evidence of Debt OCTOBER 27, 2006: Date of Deed of Trust November 6, 2006: Date of Original Recording B6158026: Original Recording Information NOTICE OF SALE Under an Order Granting Verified Motion For Default Judgment Against VLZ Development LLC, and Victor and Hannah Zaccaglin Trust Dated March 20, 1992, Reforming the Subordination Agreement and Decree of Foreclosure entered on September 18, 2013, in the above entitled action and recorded September 24, 2013, as Reception No. D3119052, I am ordered to sell the following property which is all of the property currently encumbered by the Deed of Trust recorded in the County of Arapahoe at Reception No. B6158026 on November 6, 2006. LOT 2, BLOCK 6, SADDLE ROCK GOLF CLUB SOUTH SUBDIVISION FILING NO. 5, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO Also known and numbered as: 22246 East Glasgow Place, Aurora, CO 80016 The Plaintiff named above is the creditor in this action and the current owner of the evidence of debt in rem (Deed of Trust) secured by the property being sold; and as of August 13, 2013, the outstanding judgment principal balance is $993,315.37, and the outstanding principal balance due and owing on said judgment secured by this property is $319,108.56.

GRAYSON ROBINSON, Arapahoe County Sheriff Sgt. James Osborn, Deputy Sheriff

Public Notice DISTRICT COURT, ARAPAHOE COUNTY, STATE OF COLORADO Court Address: 7325 South Potomac Street Centennial, CO 80112 Court Phone: 303-649-6355 PLAINTIFF: SIENNA CLUSTER HOMES ASSOCIATION, INC. v. DEFENDANTS: DIANE DANIELS; FIRST FRANKLIN FINANCIAL CORP., SUBSIDIARY OF NATIONAL CITY BANK OF INDIANA; MICHAEL SALOMONSON; KATHL SALOMONSON; WAKEFIELD AND ASSOCIATES, INC.; MIDLAND CREDIT MANAGEMENT, INC.; ALPINE CREDIT, INC.; and CYNTHIA MARES AS THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE OF ARAPAHOE COUNTY, COLORADO Attorney: Brianna L. Schaefer Firm: HindmanSanchez P.C. Address: 5610 Ward Road, Suite 300 Arvada, Colorado 80002-1310 Phone Number: 303.432.8999 Fax Number: 303.432.0999 E-mail: bschaefer@hindmansanchez.com Atty. Reg. No.: 34078 Our File No.: 8955.066 Case No.: 2013CV030959 * Div: 309 SUMMONS THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANTS: You are hereby summoned and required to appear and defend against the claims of Plaintiff, as set forth in the Complaint filed with the Court in this action, by filing with the Clerk of this Court an Answer or other response. You are required to file your Answer or other response within twenty-one (21) days after service upon you if within the State of Colorado, or within thirty-five (35) days after service upon you if outside the State of Colorado or if served by publication pursuant to C.R.C.P. 4(g). If served by publication, service shall be complete on the day of the last publication. A copy of the Complaint may be obtained from the Clerk of the Court. If you fail to file your Answer or other response to the Complaint in writing within the time required, judgment by default may be rendered against you by the Court for the relief demanded in the Complaint without further notice. This is an action affecting the real property described in the Complaint and is a proceeding in rem as well as a proceeding in personam. Dated this 29th day of August, 2013. Respectfully submitted, HINDMANSANCHEZ P.C. Original signature of Brianna L. Schaefer is on file with the law offices of HindmanSanchez P.C. pursuant to C.R.C.P. 121, §1-26(7). /s/ Brianna L. Schaefer Brianna L. Schaefer, No. 34078 Marc A. Tahiry, No. 38991 ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF SIENNA CLUSTER HOMES ASSOCIATION, INC. Address of Plaintiff: Sienna Cluster Homes Association, Inc. c/o LCM Property Management, Inc. 1776 South Jackson Street, Ste. 530 Denver, CO 80210 Legal Notice No.: 15636 First Publication: November 28, 2013 Last Publication: December 26, 2013 Publisher: Littleton Independent Public Notice DISTRICT COURT, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, COLORADO Arapahoe County Justice Center 7325 South Potomac Street Centennial, CO 80112; 303-649-6355 Case No. 2013CV441 * Div./Ctrm. Plaintiff: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. vs. Defendants: VLZ DEVELOPMENT LLC, a limited liability company duly organized and existing under the laws of the State of Colorado, VICTOR AND HANNAH ZACCAGLIN TRUST DATED MARCH 20,


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Adding a new layer to ‘Pride and Prejudice’ ‘The Pursuit of Mary Bennet’ taps into Austen’s strengths

er in Littleton before retiring in 2001 to devote herself full time to writing. “Writing was always there lurking in the back of my mind, but there is so much to learn,” she said. “I started writing in 2001, By Clarke Reader and 10 years later sold a book.” creader@ourcoloradonews.com That first book was “Kissing ShakeJane Austen is one of the world’s most speare, a time-travel romance written for beloved authors, and perhaps no work of young adults. Mingle received a lot of support and inhers is as well regarded as “Pride and Prejspiration from various writing groups she udice.” Lakewood author Pamela Mingle has joined, including the Jane Austen Society taken a look at one of the book’s many of North America (JASNA). “I joined the JASNA Denver/Boulder characters and given her a new life in “The chapter, and at the time had no idea I Pursuit of Mary Bennet.” “I didn’t want to write about Elizabeth wanted to write this book,” she said. “I or Jane - their stories are too perfect,” Min- think she was one of the great writers, and love her humor and understanding of the gle said. “I thought Mary was a person who common people.” “The Pursuit of Mary Bennet” takes cried out for character development, and I place three years after “Pride and Prejuwanted to bring her to a change.” Name, address, number and and focuses on the Bennet’s dice” ended, Mingle was born in Ohio, and has livedtelephone email address of the attorney representing the owner of the indebtedness and middle daughter during a time of transiin Colorado for 28 years. foreclosing lienor: She was a reference librarion and teach- tion. Public Notice DISTRICT COURT, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, COLORADO Arapahoe County Justice Center 7325 South Potomac Street Centennial, CO 80112; 303-649-6355 Case No. 2013CV441 * Div./Ctrm.

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Plaintiff: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. vs. Defendants: VLZ DEVELOPMENT LLC, a limited liability company duly organized and existing under the laws of the State of Colorado, VICTOR AND HANNAH ZACCAGLIN TRUST DATED MARCH 20, 1992 and CYNTHIA MARES AS THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado. SHERIFF’S COMBINED NOTICE OF SALE AND NOTICE OF RIGHTS OF REDEMPTION AND CURE TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: VLZ DEVELOPMENT LLC, A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY DULY ORGANIZED AND EXISTING UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF COLORADO: Original Grantor WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.: Original Beneficiary WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.: Current Owner of Evidence of Debt OCTOBER 27, 2006: Date of Deed of Trust November 6, 2006: Date of Original Recording B6158028: Original Recording Information NOTICE OF SALE Under an Order Granting Verified Motion For Default Judgment Against VLZ Development LLC, and Victor and Hannah Zaccaglin Trust Dated March 20, 1992, Reforming the Subordination Agreement and Decree of Foreclosure entered on September 18, 2013, in the above entitled action and recorded September 24, 2013, as Reception No. D3119052, I am ordered to sell the following property which is all of the property currently encumbered by the Deed of Trust recorded in the County of Arapahoe at Reception No. B6158028 on November 6, 2006. LOT 1, BLOCK 6, SADDLE ROCK GOLF CLUB SOUTH SUBDIVISION FILING NO. 5, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO Known as street address 22256 East Glasgow Place, Aurora, CO 80016 The Plaintiff named above is the creditor in this action and the current owner of the evidence of debt in rem (Deed of Trust) secured by the property being sold; and as of August 13, 2013, the outstanding judgment principal balance is $993,315.37, and the outstanding principal balance due and owing on said judgment secured by this property is $326,306.50. I shall offer for public sale to the highest bidder, for cash, at public auction, all the right, title, and interest of the Defendants in said property on January 23, 2014, at 10 o’clock A.M at Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office, 13101 E. Broncos Parkway, Centennial, CO 80112. Telephone number 720-874-3851. ** BIDDERS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE CASH OR CERTIFIED FUNDS SUFFICIENT TO COVER THEIR HIGHEST BID AT TIME OF SALE.** NOTICE: THE LIEN BEING FORECLOSED UPON MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. Name, address, telephone number and email address of the attorney representing the owner of the indebtedness and foreclosing lienor: Neal K. Dunning, Reg. No. 10181 BROWN, BERARDINI & DUNNING, P.C. 2000 South Colorado Blvd. Tower Two, Suite 700 Denver, CO 80222 303-329-3363 ndunning@bbdfirm.com Dated: October 23, 2013 J. GRAYSON ROBINSON, Sheriff Arapahoe County, Colorado By: Sgt. James Osborn, Deputy Sheriff Legal Notice No.: 15627 First Publication: November 28, 2013 Last Publication: December 26, 2013 Published in: Littleton Independent, 9137 S. Ridgeline Blvd., #210, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129.

Neal K. Dunning, Reg. No. 10181 BROWN, BERARDINI & DUNNING, P.C. 2000 South Colorado Blvd. Tower Two, Suite 700 Denver, CO 80222 303-329-3363 ndunning@bbdfirm.com Dated: October 23, 2013 J. GRAYSON ROBINSON, Sheriff Arapahoe County, Colorado By: Sgt. James Osborn, Deputy Sheriff

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Legal Notice No.: 15627 First Publication: November 28, 2013 Last Publication: December 26, 2013 Published in: Littleton Independent, 9137 S. Ridgeline Blvd., #210, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129. Public Notice

DISTRICT COURT, CITY & COUNTY OF DENVER, STATE OF COLORADO Court address: 1437 Bannock Street, Denver, Colorado 80202 Case Number: 83-CV-8015 * Ctrm.: 275 Plaintiff: ALLAN J. ROBBINS Defendants: A B GOLDBERG SHERIFF'S NOTICE OF SALE Under a Writ of Execution issued out of the above referenced matter July 5, 2013, the Sheriff of Arapahoe County, Colorado is ordered to sell certain real property, as follows: Judgment Creditor: Allan J. Robbins Judgment Debtor: Abraham B. Goldberg Writ of Execution: July 5, 2013 Date of recording of Certificate of Levy: March 22, 2012 Reception Number of Certificate of Levy: D2032017 County of Recording of Certificate of Levy: Arapahoe Outstanding Principal Balance of Indebtedness: $52,039.98 Legal Description of Property to be Foreclosed Lot 10, Greenwood Highline Subdivision, County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado. Also known as 2805 E. Long Ct., Greenwood Village, Colorado 80121 THEREFORE, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that I will, at 10 o'clock a.m., on January 9, 2014, at the Office of the Arapahoe County Sheriff, , 13101 E. Broncos Parkway Centennial CO 80112, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property described herein, and all interest of said Judgment Debtor, and the heirs and assigns of said Judgment Debtor therein, for the purpose of paying the Judgment amount entered herein, plus all interest, costs, and applicable attorneys’ fees, and will deliver to 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.** The name, address, and telephone number of the attorney representing the Judgment Creditor is as follows: Alan S Thompson, Esq. Lohf Shaiman Jacobs Hyman & Feiger, PC 950 South Cherry Street, #900 Denver, CO 80246 (303) 753-9000 THE PROPERTY TO BE SOLD IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN DESCRIBED HEREIN. THE LIEN BEING FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Dated this 6th day of November, 2013. J. Grayson Robinson, Sheriff Arapahoe County, Colorado By: Sgt. James Osborn, Deputy Sheriff

Her older sisters - Jane and Elziabeth have overshadowed her a bit, and she’s trying to find her own path. Mingle said she did a fair amount of research on Regency England to get a feel of the language and what was going on in the country at the time. “I had an annotated verison of ‘Pride and Prejudie’ that had Post-It Notes whenever Mary was mentioned,” she said. “I cant write exactly like Austen, but I still wanted it to have a familiar feeling.” Mingle said that she hopes readers come away from the book with a great appreciation of Mary’s resiliency and strength of character. “One of the things I learned about Austen is she suffered some tremendous hurts, but had to go on with her life and I wanted Mary to reflect that,” she said. “I want people who love Austen to believe this story.” For more information, visit www.pam mingle.com.

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Public Notice

District Court Arapahoe County, Colorado Court Address: 7325 S. Potomac St. Centennial, Colorado 80112 Plaintiff: The Villas at Aspen Ridge, Inc. v. Defendants: Stephanie N. Hill, Colorado Housing and Finance Authority,Department of Revenue of the State of Colorado, B & R Check Holders, Inc., United States of America--Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service Attorney: James M. Harm 1554 Emerson Street, Denver, CO 80218 Phone Number:303-832-9476 E-mail:jmharm@qwestoffice.net FAX Number: 303-832-7711 Atty. Reg. #: 10515 Case Number: 2013CV30842 SUMMONS THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO TO THE DEFENDANT NAMED ABOVE: You are summoned and required to file with the clerk of this court an answer or other response to the attached complaint within 21 days after this summons is served on you in the State of Colorado, or within 35 days after this summons is served on you outside the State of Colorado. Your answer or counterclaim must be accompanied with the applicable filing fee. If you fail to file your answer or other response to the complaint in writing within the applicable time period, judgment by default may be entered against you by the court for the relief demanded in the complaint, without any further notice to you. This is an action for foreclosure and assessment lien covering real property described as: Parcel A: Condominium Unit F-101, The Villas at Aspen Ridge, According to the Condominium Map thereof, recorded on February 20, 2003, at reception No. B3038182, in the Records of the Office of the Clerk and Recorder of the County of Arapahoe, Colorado and as defined and described in the Villas at Aspen Ridge Condominium Declaration recorded on July 30, 2002, at reception No. B2137079, in said records. Parcel B: Garage Unit 133, the Villas at Aspen Ridge, According to the Condominium Map thereof, recorded on February 20, 2003, at reception No. B3038182, in the records of the Office of the Clerk and Recorder of the County of Arapahoe, Colorado, and as defined and described in the Villas at Aspen Ridge Condominium Declaration recorded on July 30, 2002, at Reception No. B2137079, in said records. also known as 18959 East Warren Circle #F-101, Aurora, Colorado 80013. The following documents are also served with this summons: Complaint for Damages and Foreclosure of Assessment Lien and District Court Civil Cover Sheet. Dated at Denver, Colorado, this 9th day of November, 2013. Respectfully submitted, S/JAMES M. HARM JAMES M. HARM, #10515 Attorney for Plaintiff

Public Notice NOTICE AS TO PROPOSED BUDGET NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a proposed budget has been submitted to the INVERNESS WATER AND SANITATION DISTRICT for the ensuing year of 2014. A copy of such proposed budget has been filed in the office of the District, 2 Inverness Drive East, Suite 200, in Englewood, Colorado, where the same is open for public inspection. Such proposed budget will be considered and final action taken at the regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Inverness Water and Sanitation District on December 4, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at 2 Inverness Drive East, Suite 200, in Englewood, Colorado. Any interested elector of the Inverness Water and Sanitation District may file any objections to the proposed budget at any time prior to the final adoption of the budget. Dated: November 19, 2013 INVERNESS WATER AND SANITATION DISTRICT By: /s/Patrick F. Mulhern Secretary to the District Legal Notice No.: 15632 First Publication: November 28, 2013 Last Publication: November 28, 2013 Publisher: Littleton Independent Public Notice DISTRICT COURT, ARAPAHOE COUNTY, STATE OF COLORADO CIVIL ACTION NO. 2012CV2261 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL PROPERTY Plaintiff, FOXDALE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., a Colorado nonprofit corporation, v. Defendants, MARK A. LAIR; JOHNS MANVILLE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION; THE OFFICE OF THE ARAPAHOE COUNTY PUBLIC TRUSTEE Regarding: Unit 205, Building 18, Foxdale Condominiums, Fifth Supplement, County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado. Also known as: 902 S. Walden St., #205, Aurora, CO 80117 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 23rd day of January, 2014, at the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office, 13101 E. 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 AT TIME OF SALE. ** Further, for the purpose of paying off, curing default or redemption, as provided by statute, intent must be directed to or conducted at the above address of the Civil Division of the Sheriff’s Office of Arapahoe County, Colorado.

Lakewood author Pamela Mingle’s second novel examines Mary Bennet, one of the characters from Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice.” Courtesy photo

DATED at Centennial, Colorado this 18th day of October, 2013. J. Grayson Robinson Sheriff of Arapahoe County, Colorado By: Sgt. James Osborn Deputy Sheriff

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ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF: ORTEN CAVANAGH & HOLMES, LLC 1445 Market Street, Suite 350 Denver, CO 80202 Legal Notice No.: 15606 First Publication: November 28, 2013 Last Publication: December 26, 2013 Published In: Littleton Independent, 9137 S. Ridgeline Blvd. #210, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129 Public Notice NOTICE AS TO PROPOSED BUDGET NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a proposed budget has been submitted to the INVERNESS METROPOLITAN IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT for the ensuing year of 2014. A copy of such proposed budget has been filed in the office of the District, 2 Inverness Drive East, Suite 200, in Englewood, Colorado, where the same is open for public inspection. Such proposed budget will be considered and final action taken at the regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Inverness Water and Sanitation District on December 4, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at 2 Inverness Drive East, Suite 200, in Englewood, Colorado. Any interested elector of the Inverness Water and Sanitation District may file any objections to the proposed budget at any time prior to the final adoption of the budget. Dated: November 19, 2013 INVERNESS METROPOLITAN IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT By: /s/Patrick F. Mulhern Secretary to the District Legal Notice No.: 15631 First Publication: November 28, 2013 Last Publication: November 28, 2013 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Susan Regina Scharnowski, aka Susan R. Scharnowski, aka Susan Scharnowski, aka Regina G. Scharnowski, Deceased Case Number: 2013 PR 0982 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 March 28, 2014 or the claims may be forever barred.

SHERIFF’S COMBINED NOTICE OF SALE AND NOTICE OF RIGHTS OF REDEMPTION AND CURE

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TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: VLZ DEVELOPMENT LLC, A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY DULY ORGANIZED AND EXISTING UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF COLORADO: Original Grantor WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.: Original Beneficiary WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.: Current Owner of Evidence of Debt OCTOBER 27, 2006: Date of Deed of Trust November 6, 2006: Date of Original Recording B6158026: Original Recording Information NOTICE OF SALE Under an Order Granting Verified Motion For Default Judgment Against VLZ Development LLC, and Victor and Hannah Zaccaglin Trust Dated March 20, 1992, Reforming the Subordination Agreement and Decree of Foreclosure entered on September 18, 2013, in the above entitled action and recorded September 24, 2013, as Reception No. D3119052, I am ordered to sell the following property which is all of the property currently encumbered by the Deed of Trust recorded in the County of Arapahoe at Reception No. B6158026 on November 6, 2006. LOT 2, BLOCK 6, SADDLE ROCK GOLF CLUB SOUTH SUBDIVISION FILING NO. 5, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO Also known and numbered as: 22246 East Glasgow Place, Aurora, CO 80016 The Plaintiff named above is the creditor in this action and the current owner of the evidence of debt in rem (Deed of Trust) secured by the property being sold; and as of August 13, 2013, the outstanding judgment principal balance is $993,315.37, and the outstanding principal balance due and owing on said judgment secured by this property is $319,108.56. I shall offer for public sale to the highest bidder, for cash, at public auction, all the right, title, and interest of the Defendants in said property on January 23, 2014, at 10 o’clock A.M at Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office, 13101 E. Broncos Parkway, Centennial, CO 80112. Telephone number 720-874-3851. ** BIDDERS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE CASH OR CERTIFIED FUNDS SUFFICIENT TO COVER THEIR HIGHEST BID AT TIME OF SALE.**

Reinhard Scharnowski Personal Representative 4545 S. Monaco Street, Unit 129 Denver, Colorado 80237

NOTICE: THE LIEN BEING FORECLOSED UPON MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN.

Legal Notice No: 15629 First Publication: November 28, 2013 Last Publication: December 12, 2013 Publisher: Littleton Independent

Name, address, telephone number and email address of the attorney representing the owner of the indebtedness and foreclosing lienor:

Public Notice DISTRICT COURT, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, COLORADO Arapahoe County Justice Center 7325 South Potomac Street Centennial, CO 80112; 303-649-6355 Civil Case No. 2013CV441 Plaintiff: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. vs. Defendants: VLZ DEVELOPMENT LLC, a limited liability company duly organized and existing under the laws of the State of Colorado, VICTOR AND HANNAH ZACCAGLIN TRUST DATED MARCH 20, 1992 and CYNTHIA MARES AS THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado.

Neal K. Dunning, Reg. No. 10181 BROWN, BERARDINI & DUNNING, P.C. 2000 South Colorado Blvd. Tower Two, Suite 700 Denver, CO 80222 303-329-3363 ndunning@bbdfirm.com Dated: October 23, 2013 J. GRAYSON ROBINSON, Sheriff Arapahoe County, Colorado By: Sgt. James Osborn, Deputy Sheriff Legal Notice No.: 15626 First Publication: November 28, 2013 Last Publication: December 26, 2013 Published in: Littleton Independent, 9137 S. Ridgeline Blvd., #210, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129.

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Legal Notice No.: 15688 First Publication: November 14, 2013 Last Publication: December 12, 2013 Publisher: Littleton Independent Public Notice

District Court Arapahoe County, Colorado Court Address: 7325 S. Potomac St. Centennial, Colorado 80112

This summons is issued pursuant to Rule 4, C.R.C.P., as amended. *In accordance with C.R.C. P. 121 a printed copy of this document with original signatures is being maintained by the filing party and will be made available for inspection by other parties or the court upon request

Legal Notice No.: 15702 First Publication: November 21, 2013 Last Publication: December 19, 2013 Publisher: Littleton Independent

Plaintiff: The Villas at Aspen Ridge, Inc. v. Defendants: Stephanie N. Hill, Colorado Housing and Finance Authority,Department of Revenue of the State of Colorado, B & R Check Holders, Inc., United States of America--Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LIEN BEING FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN ON THE SUBJECT PROPERTY.

DATED at Centennial, Colorado this 18th day of October, 2013. J. Grayson Robinson Sheriff of Arapahoe County, Colorado By: Sgt. James Osborn Deputy Sheriff

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: VLZ DEVELOPMENT LLC, A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY DULY ORGANIZED AND EXISTING UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF COLORADO: Original Grantor Legal Notice No.: 15606 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.: Original BeFirst Publication: November 28, 2013 neficiary Last Publication: December 26, 2013 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.: Current Published In: Littleton Independent, Owner of Evidence of Debt 9137 S. Ridgeline Blvd. #210, OCTOBER 27, 2006: Date of Deed of Highlands Ranch, CO 80129 Trust November 6, 2006: of Original Every day, the government makes decisions thatDate this one to Republish public notices since the birth cording can affect your life. Whether theyB6158026: are decisions of theInformation nation. Local newspapers remain the most Originalon Recording ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF: ORTEN CAVANAGH & HOLMES, LLC 1445 Market Street, Suite 350 Denver, CO 80202

Facts do not cease to exist b because they are re ignored. ignored.

Attorney: James M. Harm 1554 Emerson Street, Denver, CO 80218 Phone Number:303-832-9476 E-mail:jmharm@qwestoffice.net FAX Number: 303-832-7711 Atty. Reg. #: 10515 Case Number: 2013CV30842 SUMMONS THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO TO THE DEFENDANT

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SHERIFF’S COMBINED NOTICE OF SALE AND NOTICE OF RIGHTS OF REDEMPTION AND CURE

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Shopping night offers deals amid festive lights Lakewood celebration

Thirty-two downtown Littleton merchants will host a Holiday Shopping Night from 5 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 7, with numerous special deals. Stroll, snack, shop and enjoy the lights and festive atmosphere.

Photo contest

Reminder to photographers: Call for entries for a Downtown Littleton Photo Contest, sponsored by the Andy Marquez Gallery. Deadline: Dec. 1. Submit jpegs to andymarquezgallery@ icloud.com. ($10 per entry-pay on website with PayPal or in person at the gallery, 2329 W. Main St. #206.) Best of Show, first and second places will be chosen in color and black and white, to be announced on Dec. 16. A reception for winners will be 5 to 8 p.m. Jan. 10 at Town Hall Arts Center, when prizes will be awarded. For information, call 303-797-6040.

ACC sale slated

The annual holiday sale by students and instructors in Arapahoe Community College Clay and Jewelry Clubs offers a fine opportunity to find one-of-a-kind, handcrafted gifts at modest prices. It will be held Dec. 5 to 7 in the Colorado Gallery of the Arts, in the Annex Building, east side of the Littleton Campus, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. Hours: opening reception Dec. 5, 4-8 p.m.; Dec. 6,

Castle Rock

9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Dec. 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Holiday music

“Occupy Christmas,” the Skyline Chorus (Sweet Adelines) of Denver’s Sounds of the Season Holiday Show, will be at 7 p.m. on Dec. 3 at Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St. in Lone Tree. The Lone Tree Symphony Orchestra will perform there on Dec. 6 and 7, with the Castle Rock Chorale and the Smithtonian Handbell Ensemble. Lonetreeartscenter.org. 720-509-1000.

Free concerts

Upcoming free concerts at Arapahoe Community College, in the Waring Theatre, M2900: Dec. 2, 7 p.m. — The ACC String Orchestra directed by Rene Knetsch. Dec. 4, noon — Members of the Arapahoe Philharmonic will play a lunchtime concert. Dec. 6, 7 p.m. — The ACC Jazz Ensemble, led by Cecil Lewis performs. Dec. 9, 7 p.m. — The ACC Chorus, directed by Ron Keintz and the Women’s Vocal Ensemble, directed by Mayumi Yotsumoto.

Highlands Ranch

Granny dances

“Granny Dances to a Holiday Drum” is Cleo Parker Robinson Dance’s annual holiday program, featuring 50 dancers and musicians celebrating holidays around the world. Especially nice for children. Performances at the Newman Center, 2344 E. Iliff Ave., Denver, at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21; 2 p.m. Dec. 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22. Tickets at Newman Center box office (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday) 303-871-7720, newmantix. com.

Art at Bemis Library

The Paint Box Guild of Littleton will exhibit members’ works from Dec. 2 to 31 at Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. It will include oils, watercolors, pastels and mixed media paintings. Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 1 to 5

Highlands Ranch

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

Services:

Saturday 5:30pm Sunday 8am, 9:30am, 11am Sunday School 9:15am Little Blessings Day Care www.littleblessingspdo.com

Open and Welcoming

Sunday Worship

“Loving God - Making A Difference” 

A place for you

 Franktown

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Trinity Lutheran Church & School

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

Works by Littleton potters Anita Garfein and Kim Glidden will be included in a 2013 Show and Sale of the Denver Potters Associa-

Littleton

Alongside One Another On Life’s Journey

tion Dec. 5-8 at the Sixth Avenue United Church, 3250 E. Sixth Ave., Denver. Area jewelry craftsmen will also exhibit work. Hours: Dec. 5 (3 to 8 p.m.); Dec. 6 (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.); Dec. 7 (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.); Dec. 8 (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) 303-3775535, castleclayartists.net.

Parker

Parker

Joy

You are invited to worship with us:

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

www.st-andrew-umc.com

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

Sunday School 9:00 & 10:30 am

303-798-8485

9203 S. University Blvd. Highlands Ranch, 80126

Littleton

(Next to RTD lot @470 & University)

303-791-3315

pastor@awlc.org www.awlc.org

Sunday

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

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

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

303 798 6387

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

Lone Tree

Church of Christ

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

Connect – Grow – Serve

Sunday Worship

8:45 am & 10:30 am

Parker

Community Church of Religious Science Sunday services held in the historic Ruth Memorial Chapel at the Parker Mainstreet Center

...19650 E. Mainstreet, Parker 80138

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

Denver Tech Center

Parker evangelical Presbyterian church

9030 Miller road Parker, Co 80138 303-841-2125 www.pepc.org

Lone Tree

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

8391 S. Burnley Ct., Highlands Ranch

Worship Services Sundays at 9:00am

SErviCES:

www.gracecolorado.com

 303-841-4660 www.gracepointcc.us www.tlcas.org  To advertise your place of worship in this section,  call 303-566-4091 or email kearhart@ourcoloradonews.com.

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Potters association

GRACE PRESBYTERIAN

Sundays at 10:00 am

 Sunday Worship 10:30  4825 North Crowfoot Valley Rd. Abiding Word  Castle Rock • canyonscc.org Lutheran Church 303-663-5751

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p.m. Sundays. 303-795-3961.

LUTHERAN CHURCH, ELCA

Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors.

303-794-2683 Preschool: 303-794-0510

An Evangelical Presbyterian Church

“Main Street Lights” — Littleton’s Main Street is festive for the holidays, with a special open house Dec. 7, held by 32 merchants. Photo by Andy Marquez

First Presbyterian Church of Littleton

First United Methodist Church

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A Christmas Celebration will be presented by the Lakewood Symphony Orchestra, Rocky Mountain Ringers and the Lakewood Stake Choir at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 6465 W. Jewell Ave., Lakewood. Admission is free, although donations to the Boys and Girls Club of Jefferson County are welcomed.

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

Where people are excited about God’s Word.

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

www.parkerbiblechurch.org Meets at the Marriott DTC 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237

10 am every Sunday Free parking December Study:

The Cast of Christmas Pastor Mark Brewer

Pastor David Fisher Fellowship & Worship: 9:00 am Sunday School: 10:45 am 5755 Valley Hi Drive Parker, CO 303-941-0668

www.SpiritofHopeLCMC.org

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


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Valor makes another title game Eagles will battle Fairview in 5A finale By Jim Benton

jbenton@ourcoloradonews.com

It has almost become an annual event like the National Western Stock Show, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade or the Cinco de Mayo Festival. That’s Valor Christian playing in the Colorado state championship football game. Valor will be seeking its fifth consecutive state title Nov. 30 when the Eagles (12-1) meet Fairview (12-0) in the Class 5A championship finale in a 2:30 p.m. clash at Sports Authority Field. “We never take it for granted pen that we’ve been able to play in five straight state championships,” said Valor Christian coach Rod Sherman. “We are thankful for the openueportunity. Hopefully we will play Ave.,well. Our banquet will be on Sunday menwhether we win or lose.” Dec. The Eagles have won 21 state m. toplayoff games in a row, including .m.);one Class 3A title game, two in Class -377-4A and last season in their first season in Class 5A championship event. Valor has outscored teams 154-32 in the four championship encounters. Valor Christian overcame a 16-7 deficit and rallied for a 42-23 semifinal victory over Cherokee Trail Nov. 23 in a semifinal game at Legacy Stadium in a rematch of last season’s championship game. The Eagles beat the Cougars 9-0 at Sports Authority Field last year to take home additional hardware to Valor continues on Page 26

Valor Quarterback A.J. Cecil (11) tries to shake off a Cherokee Trail defender. Cecil rushed 16 times for 83 yards in the Valor 42-23 victory. Photo by Paul DiSalvo

Fun is matter of course for golfers Dunkle, Lee come to end of prep careers By Jim Benton

jbenton@ourcoloradonews.com Kyler Dunkle and Hunter Lee had fun playing golf this season. Dunkle, a senior from Douglas County, and Lee, a senior at Heritage, were selected as coColorado Community Media South Metro Boys Golfers of the Year. “I was pretty happy with the season,” said Dunkle. “I didn’t put up many real low scores but I was pretty consistent. “I really didn’t have any high scores which helped my scoring average. I was pretty happy with the overall outcome of the season.” Dunkle, the 2012 state champion, compiled an average score of 70.8 and wound up tied for 14th during the state tournament at Murphy Creek with rounds of 73 and 76 for a five-overpar 149. “You always want to perform better than you did, but I was real happy with how I did,” said Dunkle. “Consistency is good, and once you find consistency, it’s more of trying to consistently hit lower scores.” Lee was consistent with an average score of 73 in his rounds this season. He came home tied for 10th place in the state tournament at 148 after carding scores of 75 and 73. “Overall I was fairly pleased because I had fun this season,” said Lee. “It was the most fun I’ve had in my high school golf career. The season was definitely more fun, but I had higher expectations for my state performance, because you are always trying to win. “I thought I could have done better at state. I didn’t think I brought my best game, but I’m still proud of putting my best forward, even though I

LEFT: Heritage senior Hunter Lee is a co-recipient of Colorado Community Media’s South Metro Boys Golfer of the Year award. Courtesy photo RIGHT: Douglas County senior Kyler Dunkle is also a co-recipient of Colorado Community Media’s South Metro Boys Golfer of the Year award. File photo wasn’t playing the best.” Lee said having fun helped his game. “That was really the key part,” he said. “I had always been talented enough to shoot low, but sometimes I had been in my own way. “I just embraced it more. I didn’t stress out as much about juggling school and golf. I kind of balanced it better. I was a lot more grateful this year and I had a newfound appreciation for having the privilege to play. That made it fun. I wasn’t really worried about my scores. My goal this year was to have fun.”

Picking the athletes of the year CHoosInG CoLoRado Community Media’s South Metro Athletes of the Year was a combined effort. Area coaches were asked for their thoughts, and their input was weighed heavily when CCM’s sports staff made the final selection for each sport. ELIGIbLE aTHLETEs come from all the high schools in Douglas County, the high schools in the Littleton Public Schools District and from Cherry Creek High School.

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Girls BasketBall Preview

Girls hoops becomes a 3-for-all Teams put more emphasis on shooting from outside arc

Girls BasketBall Players to watch

By Jim Benton

jbenton@ourcoloradonews.com It was at first labeled a gimmick, but the 3-point shot became an equalizer in basketball that more and more teams are using as an every-game strategy. Mountain Vista’s girls are one of those teams that rely on the 3-pointer. “That’s what we do, we want to shoot 3s,” said Golden Eagles coach Mike Willahan. “We shot 600 to 700 of them last year. We made 160, which was eighth all-time in the state. “Girls have become better shooters. They would rather shoot from 19-9 rather than a 17-18 foot mid-range jumper. If you shoot 33 percent behind the arc, it’s just as good as shooting 50 percent.” Willahan is starting his second season as Mountain Vista coach and came from a D’Evelyn program that holds the Colorado high for the most 3-pointers made in a season. The Jaguars made 198 treys in 2008-09, 200 in 2012-13 and 201 during the 2009-10 season. “I brought a little bit of that here,” admitted Willahan. “Our goal is to have five players on the court at all times that can shoot the 3. We want to get 3-pointers or layups. If we can do that, we can create mismatches. We can make their shot blocker/big girl come out to play defense on the perimeter. We don’t have a traditional big girl. “We want to get up the court and if we get a good look at a 3, we’re going to take it. Our girls are basically trained that if they are open from 3-point land, they had better fire. I pull more girls out for not shooting than taking a shot. That has kind of always been our philosophy and will probably always be our philosophy unless we get some 7-foot girl in here.” Last season, ThunderRidge made 6.5 3-point shots a game and Mountain Vista made 6.4. Chaparral and Arapahoe each made 4.8 3-pointers a game. Highlands Ranch, which advanced to the Class 5A state championship game before losing to Regis Jesuit, connected on 3.1 shots per game from beyond the arc. “Some teams shoot the 3 a lot, some teams kind of live by it, but not us,” said Falcons coach Caryn Jarocki, who is the state’s all-time winningest girls basketball coach. “We’ll shoot it, but it’s not the primary focus of our offense. We don’t have any set plays that we run to get the 3, but there

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their Highlands Ranch school. “It (the Cherokee Trail game) will really help us against Fairview,” said senior linebacker David Corral. “We look forward every year to go play at Sports Authority Field and we’ve worked real hard. We definitely deserve it and we will be ready.” Defensive end Nick Rigali, a 255-pound senior, cited preparation and hard work for the Eagles’ success. “I have to give credit to our coaching staff and our off-season program for helping us get better this season,” said Rigali. “That’s why we get to state championships. It’s the biggest game out there. I’m excited. It’s going to be a challenge but we’re going to be prepared.” Standout senior running back Christian McCaffrey, who is bound for Stanford next season, claims the Eagles like to look at the title contest as just another game. “From the first game of the season, we look at every single game as another game of football,” he said. “Fairview has a fantastic football team.”

Some of the leading South Metro girls basketball players eligible to play in the 2013-14 season: Natalie Baker, 6-0, senior, Chaparral keNdall BradBury, 5-11, junior, Valor Christian maya BrowN, 6-3, senior, Castle View CaroliNe BryaN, 5-10, junior, Valor Christian Baily CeChiNi, 5-11, sophomore, Heritage emily ChildreSS, 5-11, senior, Highlands Ranch mikaela eppard, 5-11, senior, Cherry Creek JordaN Graff, 5-6, senior, Mountain Vista kylie kleiN, 6-3, senior, Mountain Vista JeNNah kNafelC, 5-10, sophomore, Arapahoe keNdall koSloSky, 6-0, senior, Rock Canyon maddie ledoux, 5-6 , senior, Ponderosa eriN mCClarie, 5-10, senior, Rock Canyon JeSS mCGoverN, 6-1, senior, Castle View mikaela moore, 6-3, senior, Arapahoe Ciera morGaN, 5-10, senior, Highlands Ranch ChelSea pearSoN, 5-8, sophomore, Mountain

Vista

StefaNie peCk, 5-9, senior, Heritage laura puChiNo, 5-6, senior, Littleton taylor reiNer, 6-1, senior, ThunderRidge molly rohrer, 6-1, junior, Cherry Creek

Rock Canyon’s Lexy Thorderson is the top returning Continental League 3-point shooter. Photo by Jim Benton

morGaN roSS, 6-3, senior, Rock Canyon taylor ruSk, 5-9, sophomore, ThunderRidge

are parts of all of our plays that the shot is sometime available.” Rock Canyon returns one of the Continental League’s most feared 3-point threats in senior Lexy Thorderson. First-year Jaguars coach Becky Mudd likes what a 3-pointer provides but doesn’t emphasize the shot. “The 3-pointer is not something I build my offense around but it is fantastic when you have somebody that can knock down a 3-pointer,” she said. “What a great dynamic it adds to your offense. I’m not an extremist that we are only shooting 3s out there. It is a definite built-in option in our offense. “It’s not something that we are saying that we are only going to shoot 3s. We’re saying what is the defense giving us? If they are going to leave it open or if they are going to sit in the zone, we’re going to be able to hit some.”

Thorderson is a player who can take advantage of what is given. “Lexy is such a threat from the inside which makes her such a deadly 3-point shooter too,” said Mudd. “You have to respect her inside but she can step outside and knock down a 3. To have that versatility is what makes her such a good 3-point shooter.” Thorderson, 6-foot-1, made 55 and hit 40 percent of her 3-point attempts last season. She averaged 16.1 points a game. “The 3-pointer is my go-to,” said Thorderson. “If they are guarding me, I like to drive to get around them but I like shooting 3s. I started shooting 3s in the fourth or fifth grade, just practicing them. I practice 3s a lot, probably more than 14or 15-footers.” Several other players who successfully fired away from behind the 3-point line last season include Mountain Vista’s Chel-

sea Pearson, teammate Maddie Whetstone, Taylor Rusk of ThunderRidge, Amy Schmelzer of Castle View and Arapahoe’s Jennah Knafelc. Pearson made 51 treys, Whetstone and Rusk 38, Schmelzer 31 and Knafelc 18. “I really enjoy shooting 3s,” said Pearson. “It’s fun to get out, make them and help the team out.”

According to the playoff seeding by the CHSAA, Valor will be an underdog in the title game. Fairview is top-seeded and the Eagles are seeded No. 2. “We know we will have our work cut out for us with Fairview,” said Sherman. “They are the No. 1 seed for a reason. Fairview is a very, very good team. It will be different for our guys to go into a game as an underdog but at the end of the day there’s going to be 22 high school young men on the field and we will see which ones make better plays.” The game will feature two high-scoring teams with highly touted players. Valor averages 46.3 points a game compared to 45 for the Knights. Fairview’s defense has forced 37 turnovers and the Eagles 27. Fairview likes to throw the football, averaging 315.5 passing yards per game. The Knights average 133.3 yards a game on the ground. Valor rushes for 246.6 yards and adds 155.6 average passing yards a game. Eagles quarterback A.J. Cecil has thrown for 1,974 yards and 29 touchdowns while McCaffrey does a little bit of everything, including playing some defense, for Valor. McCaffrey has rushed for 1,729 yards and 25 touchdowns. He averages 11.92 yards per carry. The 6-foot, 195-pounder has caught 34 passes for 629 yards (18.5

yards per catch) and 14 touchdowns. He averages 217.3 all-purpose yards per game. In his career, McCaffrey has 137 touchdowns, which ranks second in the CHSAA all-classification record book and first for 11-man players. He has scored 824 points, which is also second in the all-classification records. Middle linebacker Justin Falls is the ringleader of the Eagles defense with 97 tackles followed by Corral with 60 and Luke Challenger with 53 total tackles. Rigali leads the team with six sacks. Fairview counters Valor’s gaudy statistics with some impressive ones of their own. Senior quarterback Anders Hill has completed 261 of 383 for 3,659 yards and 35 touchdowns. His completions rank second all-time for a single season, attempts and yards third. Sam Martin is Hill’s primary target and he has 101 catches for a state record 1,719 yards and 15 TDs. One more reception will tie the mark for the most in a single season. Cameron Frazier has grabbed 67 passes for 927 yards and 13 touchdowns. Junior Jason Harvey is Fairview’s top rusher with 873 yards and five touchdowns on 152 carries. Linebacker Daniel Hoskins has 97 total

tackles to lead the Knights’ defense, while Johnny Feauto has six of Fairview’s 18 interceptions, which has helped build a +25 turnover ratio. In the victory over Cherokee Trail Nov. 23, McCaffrey rushed for 229 yards on 28 carries and scored three touchdowns. He caught six passes for 39 yards and finished with 318 all-purpose yards. His fourth touchdown of the game on the late interception swelled his Colorado touchdown record to 137 and 824 points. “We knew it would be a tough game,” said McCaffrey. “They had so much talent with so much physicality. We knew it was going to be a dogfight. We got out there and executed. It was fun. I got to play a little defense and our offensive line comes out and gets after it.” Cecil passed for 77 yards with two interceptions and ran for 83 yards and a touchdown. Corral and defensive end Nick Rigali each had 11 tackles to pace the Eagles’ defense. “A.J. was able to make plays in the run game,” said Sherman. “We got to the point where you have a kid like Christian and a quarterback like A.J. and you have to let those guys play behind our really strong offensive line.”

Joey Sale, 5-11, sophomore, Legend taylor SauNderS, 5-10, junior, Ponderosa SymoNe StarkS, 5-4, sophomore, Highlands Ranch ChaNdler SturmS, 5-8, junior, Lutheran lexy thorderSoN, 6-1, senior, Rock Canyon madiSoN ward, 5-6, sophomore, ThunderRidge kriSteN viGil, 5-8, sophomore, Lutheran maddie whetStoNe, 5-8, senior, Mountain Vista


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CLUBS IN YOUR COMMUNITY SOCIAL 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. 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 first- through

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.

CHATFIELD SERTOMA Club meets the first and third Mondays at Bistro Aspen Grove, 7301 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. Contact Linda Holloway at 303-423-4197 or linda@ bessieshope.org. 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. THE COLUMBINE Genealogical and Historical Society 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.

COLUMBINE LADIES Have fun, make new friends and enjoy monthly luncheons, quarterly special event evening socials, games (bridge, canasta, pinochle, mah 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. 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/

CURRENT EVENTS Group meets the first 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/.

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. DISCOVERY CLUB is a fun and exciting way to meet 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 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 303-798-3912 or bcworth@aol. com.

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. JOB’S DAUGHTERS International, Bethel No. 33, of 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.

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. 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. LITTLETON NEWCOMERS CLUB is a social club for women in Littleton and the surrounding areas. Come have fun and

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meet new friends. You don’t need to be new to the area to join. Interest groups include bridge and other card games, wine tasting, book clubs, party animals, luncheons, stitch and chat, and many other events. Our monthly general meetings and luncheons are the third Wednesday of each month. Call 303-430-4898 and leave your name and number or e-mail littletonnewcomersclub@yahoo.com.

LITTLETON SERTOMA meets from 7-8 a.m. the first, third and fifth Friday each month for breakfast and a program at the Shack Sports Grill, Mineral and Broadway, Littleton. Doors open at 6:30 a.m. and they welcome ndividuals looking to serve the community and who wish to find a fun active service club. Contact Terry Boucher, 303-880-7559 or bouchertp@aol. com. THE LOVING HANDS crocheting and knitting group meets one Saturday a month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Parish Hall at St. Frances Cabrini Parish, 6673 W. Chatfield Ave. (intersection of Pierce) in Littleton. For those who cannot attend but can work on projects at home, we are always in need of newborn and infant hats and booties as well as bereavement gowns/fetal pouches. Check out our Loving Hands Ministry Web page at www.saintfrancescabrini.org or call Karen at 303-791-8385 for a schedule, patterns, list of needs, and other details. MOMS CLUB, Moms Offering Moms Support, of Littleton is part of a national organization offering support for women and families during their child-raising years. All interested stay-athome moms can call Lurae Beck at 303-933-6749. MOMS IN TOUCH INTERNATIONAL is an interdenominational Christian organization in which moms meet for one hour a week to pray for their children and schools. To find out where moms are meeting to pray, call Nancy Villarreal at 303-761-1967. MOPS, Mothers of Preschoolers, meets at South Fellowship, 6560 S. Broadway, Littleton, three blocks north of Arapahoe Road. Join moms with kids ages newborn to kindergarten for a morning of speakers, crafts and discussion. The kids are in a nearby classroom with nurturing teachers. Club meets the second and fourth Thursdays from 9-11:30 a.m. Call Andrea at 303-683-3593. THE OPTIMIST motto is “Friend of Youth.” In keeping with this and our Optimist creed, the Breakfast Optimist Club of Littleton shares its time, energy, and love with the deserving children of our community. Call John Hammer at 303-9728065 for additional information. The club meets from 7-8 a.m. Fridays at Arapahoe Community College, 5900 South Santa Fe Drive, Littleton.

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Call: 303.632.2300 Visit: coloradotech.edu/denver

Find disclosures on graduation rates, student financial obligations and more at www.coloradotech.edu/disclosures. Not all programs are available to residents of all states. CTU cannot guarantee employment or salary. 89-33565 0397036 2/13


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KNOWLEDGE IS THE ULTIMATE

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MEDICINE. University of Colorado Hospital is excited to bring you a helpful and informative seminar series at the Lone Tree Health Center. Get your questions answered and learn more about your health from the University of Colorado School of Medicine physicians, right here in your neighborhood.

UPCOMING SEMINAR: CHRONIC SINUSITIS: Breathe a little easier. Presented by: Cristina Cabrera–Muffly, MD Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology Wednesday, November 20, 2013 6:00 – 7:00pm Is it a cold or chronic sinusitis? Join us for a discussion on the symptoms and treatments. Cost: Free

CLASSES OFFERED AT: Lone Tree Health Center 9548 Park Meadows Drive Lone Tree, CO 80124 TO REGISTER GO TO: WWW.UCH.EDU/LONETREE Or call Amy Hurley at 720-553-1127 or 720-848-2200

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