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GOP assembly pares down field Former JeffCo lawmaker Kopp earns top line on primary ballot in gubernatorial race By Vic Vela

vvela@coloradocommunitymedia.com It took Republican delegates just one ballot over the weekend to pick from a crowded field of hopefuls looking to challenge Gov. John Hickenlooper this November — and one candidate in particular emerged as a surprise force in the race. Delegates who converged on Boulder for the Republican State Assembly on April 12 also picked candidates for other key statewide races. The results included the clearing of opposition to U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, who can now set his sights exclusively on Democratic incumbent Mark Udall in the race for a Senate seat this fall. Coming into the assembly, at least one gubernatorial candidate looked like a sure bet to get on the ballot — Secretary of State

Scott Gessler. But delegates made room for another hopeful: former state Senate Minority Leader Mike Kopp. In a crowded GOP field, Kopp will have the top line when Republican voters fill out their ballots in the gubernatorial primary in June. That’s because Kopp surprised many by emerging with the top vote count among the 3,900-plus delegates. “It’s always nice to have the ‘big Mo,’ ” said Kopp, who represented the southern part of Jefferson County in the state Senate from 2007-11. “Our message worked, our organization worked. So, phase one is complete and now we’re excited to move into phase two.” Kopp’s nomination speech — held inside the University of Colorado’s Coors Events Center — took on a fighting theme. Kopp talked about being an underdog who takes down “giants” and referenced his own background as an Army ranger who doesn’t know the meaning of the word surrender. GOP continues on Page 11

Grant Van Der Jagt (center) and Larry Strohl fill out their ballots at the Republican state assembly on April 12. Van Der Jagt and Strohl were delegates from Centennial. Photo by Vic Vela

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Randy Menzer, right, and his daughter Gillian show off some of the projects that students have created with the Ameribotics program. Photo by Hannah Garcia

Ameribotics solves problems Apple Award winner wants to develop ‘robotics incubator’ By Hannah Garcia

hgarcia@coloradocommunitymedia.com Although robotics is not a big component of an American education, Douglas County-based nonprofit Ameribotics is trying to change that. “Literally everything has been touched by a robot,” executive director Randy Menzer said. “Your fridge is a robot, your phone is a robot. Even your car is a robot.” Those efforts led to Ameribotics, founded by Menzer, winning the Douglas County School District Apple Award for 2014’s Community Partner. Menzer said he was “floored” by the accolade. “What an honor. I never thought it’d be possible,” he said. It’s a small space in Castle Rock, a unit next to an automotive shop, where students come to build robots from scratch, surrounded by spare parts and scrapped designs.

“It’s definitely a fun experience,” said Menzer’s daughter Gillian, who is involved in the program. “It’s tough at first, getting used to the concept. It takes about a day.” “We’re always testing. If it doesn’t work, then change it,” she said. The organization focuses on educating students about the various components of robotics, ranging from engineering to programming. Menzer said his goal is to create a “robotics incubator,” a sort of hub in Colorado to churn out more students and entrepreneurs rooted in a tech-based education. To reach that goal, Ameribotics currently offers workshops through a Deep Space in Parker and summer camps in partnership with the Highlands Ranch Community Association, which is one of the largest parts of the program, Menzer said. The program isn’t short on projects, either. Menzer said he was contacted by a Denver-based physical therapist to help build a remote control wheel chair for a small girl with a muscle disease. This summer, Menzer wants to use funds from grants and a Kickstarter campaign to have students build an electronic

car and then auction it off. “That’s the big difference. This is an authentic, real and relevant experience to the kids,” Menzer said. “It’s not a purely academic pursuit. They’ll take the pieces and parts and build something real.” Menzer said he wants to develop a program that focuses on the more entrepreneurial aspects like developing patents. The program is establishing a partnership with an IT firm so that participants in the program can apply for paid internships this summer. “We want to build an industry-based, business-oriented lab environment,” Menzer said. “These are the beginning steps to developing something tangible.” Menzer said the organization is still looking to build a larger lab somewhere in Douglas County, but for now, the small space in Castle Rock will still be the “home base.” “We would love to expand the program, but right now, this is what we have,” Menzer said. “It’s really about the end product, you know, what can I use in my kit or tool box to create something? It’s about solving problems.”

Five people are running for three seats on the Park Meadows Metropolitan District board. They include Charles Dale Flowers, Fred Hammer, Thomas Haning, and incumbents Greg Kelly and Roger Pearson. Board vice president Mark Thomas is not seeking another term. Votes in the May 6 election can be cast by mail-in ballot only. Ballots are being mailed to voters, but district residents also can do walk-in voting and pick up or drop off ballots at the offices of Clifton, Larson and Allen, 8390 East Crescent Parkway, Greenwood Village. Flowers has lived in the district since July 2013. Formerly in marketing for Buckingham Square, Northglenn and Southwest Plaza malls, Flowers also has a background in commercial and residential real estate. He’s served on the South Suburban Park Foundation, and chaired the Goodwill Industries of Denver board. Hammer, a resident of the district since 2007, spent most of his career working in information technology for the federal government. He is president of the Enclave Homeowners Association board of directors. Haning has lived in the area since 1999, and works in the commercial construction industry. He has served on the Lone Tree Planning Commission, the Architectural Review committee and on a Littleton School District committee. Election continues on Page 11

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Portrait of peace a work in progress The lyrics drift softly through the quiet, cobblestoned courtyard. “Good day, sunshine good day, sunshine gooood day, sunshine…” A youngish man with vivid blue eyes, in faded jeans and black velvet jacket, strums a guitar and sings, the music stand in front of him holding a repertoire of Beatles songs, at his feet a black hat for donations from appreciative listeners. He seems oblivious to the people milling around, hearing only the melodies and words that lift him beyond the wall that stretches behind. But the wall, which is why he is here, can’t be ignored. It is a psychedelic, graphic explosion of color, an ever-changing riot of words and swirling graffiti’s reason for being has been long buried under more than 30 years of layers of paint. For those who remember, though, like Jan, 36, the guitarist who wouldn’t give his last name, the wall, just across from the French Embassy in Prague, is testament to the energizing and lasting power of the universal ideal of peace — even if the passage of time has somewhat obscured the message. The Lennon Wall. Also known as the Peace Wall. Or the Graffiti Wall. “It’s really getting twisted,” Jan says of how the wall is viewed by thousands who visit each year. “It bothers the local people — they don’t like the way it is now… But I’m sure John Lennon would like it this way. I don’t think he would have liked to have his face on it.” That’s how the wall, the phenomenon,

started — with an immense portrait of John Lennon following his death on Dec. 8, 1980. Depending on the source, either an art student from Mexico or a group of students painted his face on the wall that forms the back of a 14th century churchyard. The wall also had a recessed niche that resembled a tombstone and became a mock grave, of sorts, for Lennon. Although the ex-Beatle never visited the Czech Republic, many young Czechs, living under the thenCommunist regime, quickly built him into a pacifist hero for their cause. At that time, the government had banned western pop songs, even sending some Czech musicians to jail for playing them, according to a website about the wall. In the beginning, people scrawled Beatles lyrics and epitaphs to Lennon under cover of night. In the light of day, police whitewashed the walls, only to have them covered again in words at night. Over time, the wall became a voice for the young Czech opposition; some created a movement called “Lennonism.” They used the wall as a medium for their grievances and painted political slogans against the government, always at night. Police continued to obliterate their efforts during the day.

The battle on the wall continued until the Velvet Revolution that led to the fall of Communism in 1989. Since then, the wall has become a popular tourist destination. Although many phrases reflect the pleas for love and goodwill that Lennon championed, Beatles lyrics and sayings of social and political justice have been replaced in good measure with such commonplace scrawls as “Filmore was here” and “Auntie Mary was here” and the over-sized “Happy Birthday, HRABAL!” repeated several times along the wall’s length in white LOG ON & spray paint. And “Fred” VOTE TODAY! spread wide OR COMPLETE THE in chubby, BALLOT ON PAGE 25 green bubble letters. The original message, for many, seems long forgotten. But for some, the wall is a living, breathing, morphing work of art of which Lennon would surely have approved. Nate Margolis, 21, an art student from Maryland studying this semester in Prague, has visited several times. Today, he spray paints an eye on the wall in silver-gray. “This is kind of a new revolution of art,” he says, noting it’s one of the few places in the world for legal graffiti. “It changes. In 15 minutes, it’ll probably be something completely different.” Kayleigh McAdams, 20, who is visiting

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Margolis and was a huge Beatles fan as a child, felt it was important to see the wall and leave something significant behind. Near the sidewalk, she painted “Infinitum Nihil,” Latin for “nothing is forever,” as she interprets it. The saying, representative of past events in her life, is tattooed on her right foot. “It’s just a meaningful thing that I try to live by each day,” she says, hoping “somebody will actually be able to read it and know what it means.” Jan, the guitarist, has sung at the wall for the past three tourist seasons. The season depends on the weather — the nicer it is, the longer the season. Last year, the cold stayed away and he played and sang for eight months. He has loved Beatles music since he was a boy. “It’s my favorite band,” he says simply. “I like the vibe…” As a Prague native, he has watched the wall’s evolution. It could be no other way than how it is today, he says. Free. Open to anyone to paint anything. “It’s the only way you can keep it,” he says. “Otherwise, it would be a museum with John Lennon’s face and rope. It would be … boring.” But if he could give those who visit a thought to leave with, it would be this: “Give peace a chance, in your mind, in your mind … it’s not always easy.” On this day, as sunlight filters through trees just beginning to leaf, “Love is a beautiful chaos” leaps from the wall in bold, red paint. And if you look closely, you’ll spot a blue face of John Lennon in a corner. No matter what is painted, Margolis says, Lennon’s face can always be found amid the crazy quilt of expression, a soft and subtle reminder of why the wall even exists. A throng of tourists suddenly crowds the small courtyard, jostling to read the wall and leave their inscriptions. Jan, an unperturbed island in the middle, begins to sing: Healey continues on Page 12

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School funding measures move forward House passes bills that pump close to $500 million into K-12 schools By Vic Vela

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Although the bills received Republican votes, several House GOP members raised concerns that the efforts don’t go far enough in backfilling recession-era budget cuts, or giving school districts more control over financial and transparency matters. The bills passed the House on April 1o, with lawmakers first giving overwhelming bipartisan support to the Student Success Act. The bill would provide $20 million aimed at helping kids meet mandated third-grade reading standards and adds $13 million in funding for charter school facilities. The bill also incorporates $40 million in retail marijuana revenue that will go toward school construction in rural parts of the state. The legislation will also provide schools with $110 million of the money that was stripped away by the Legislature during lean budget years. “(The bill) begins the process of rebuilding K-12 funding that was struck hard during the past five years of Colorado’s recession, within the parameters of our current state budget,” said Rep. Millie Hamner, D-Dillon, a bill sponsor. The House also passed the annual School Finance act. The bill increases per-pupil funding by 2.8 percent; funds an additional 5,000 seats for preschool and full-day kindergarten programs; and pumps $30 million into English language learning programs. The House passed the Student Success Act on a 51-14 vote and the School Finance Act by a vote of 39-26. Lawmakers who voted against the bills were Republicans. House Republicans tried pulling money from reading

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GOP activists reach out to longtime critics By Jane Reuter

jreuter @coloradocommunitymedia.com Key members of the local Republican Party who supported current Douglas County School Board members during their campaigns say they’ll demand better behavior from board members. “I expect transparency,” said David DiCarlo, who resigned from the District Accountability Committee in the wake of recent board decisions. “If I don’t get it, I will have a problem mobilizing for these people in two years. I will have a problem putting the support, effort and energy to help somebody who has silenced myself, silenced my neighbors, silenced the community at large.” DiCarlo, a district captain with the Douglas County Republicans, and Dave Gill, another district captain who interviewed potential board candidates for the contentious 2013 election, met April 10 with a group of people who have long expressed frustration with the board’s actions. Two recent board actions — the imposition of a tight time limit on public comment and the process used to appoint a new board member — brought about 15 people who once stood on opposite sides of the fence not only to the same room at the Castle Rock library, but the same philosophical page. Gill and DiCarlo promised to put pressure on the board to reverse its limits on public comment and to limit the amount of time it spends in executive session. If it doesn’t do so, DiCarlo suggested current board members might not receive the same level of support

during the 2015 elections — when three of the seven board terms expire — as they have in the last three elections. The Douglas County Republicans have successfully endorsed winning school board candidates since 2009. But DiCarlo said there is growing unrest within the party about the board. “It’s not just the two of us,” DiCarlo said of himself and Gill. “It is a broad and wide group that are going, `Seriously!’ “There will be phone calls made. There will be pressure applied. We can arrange that.” Others who have voiced concerns about the board for years expressed doubt, saying they have tried and failed to bring about similar change. “I think the board has behaved abominably for years,” said Laura Welch, a board member with Douglas County Parents. “We need them to acknowledge the parent voice. We’ve all been trying a long time.” But Gill said the two sides banding together sends a new message. “What happens if this disparate group comes together with a meaningful suggestion to them of how they reshape their communications?” he said. “They can blow you off. They can blow me off. But if we come together, they have to listen.” The two-hour-plus meeting, which drew people who have filed suit against the board, former board member candidates, union members, teachers and members of various district committees, was not always peaceful. A former teacher shouted in frustration, and disagreements arose around the local Republicans’ involvement in the board elections and around the December 2013 finding that the Douglas County School District violated the state’s Fair Campaign Practices Act.

Dave Usecheck, a member of DCSD’s fiscal oversight committee, said criticizing the board isn’t likely to produce the changes desired. “We need to stop the blame game,” he said. “If I was them, I would shut you down too. You need to find commonalities.” Threaded among the repeated disagreements, meeting attendants repeatedly found agreement. They discussed their hoped-for restoration of a position for a second attorney to specifically represent the interests of the district, a change in information distributed by the communications department, and concern about unified decision-making between the superintendent and board. Gill said he believes the first steps toward bridging the divide must be taken outside the board room. “I think to open the doors it’s going to have to be a private discussion first because we’ve got to sell an idea,” he said. “We’re not going to do that when an atmosphere has been poisoned.” Cindy Barnard, a longtime board critic, expressed optimism about the April 10 meeting, but said she preferred such discussions be held in public. “It would appear (you’re) the Republican operative, Mr. Gill, if it’s done behind closed doors,” she said. DiCarlo noted the April 10 meeting would have been inconceivable four months ago. “The board behaviors have led to this meeting,” he said. “We’ve taken a step tonight by having people that would normally be in their little enclaves and talking. We’ve humanized each other. “I’m a reformer. I will always be a reformer. We can work against each other. (But) if done right and in a way that makes sense, reasonability should rule the day.”

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Dames plan April event

The Douglas County Dames will hold their monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. April 22 at the Castle Rock First Bank, 2 Plum Creek Parkway. This month’s featured nonprofit is Southeast Community Outreach, a Parkerbased food bank and emergency assistance organization. Money collected is partially tax deductible and is used to help a variety of nonprofits in Douglas County. The Douglas County Dames meet monthly to network, socialize and learn about a Douglas County non-profit organization. Admission is $35 and includes hors d’ouevres and wine. RSVP by April 18. For more information, contact Susan at: Susan. DCCF@gmail.com

Veterans Affairs Office closing down for week

The Douglas County Veterans Affairs Office will be closed the week of April 21-25, while staff undergoes certification training hosted by the National Association of County Veterans Service Officers. The office will reopen for business April 28. For more information on the Douglas County Veterans Affairs Office, 301 Wilcox St. in Castle Rock, please visit www.douglas. co.us/veterans or call 303-663-6200. The office is open from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays. Appointments are recommended.


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8 Lone Tree Voice

April 17, 2014

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Call now and I’ll throw in a Bacon Wave This column is a $49.99 value, but if you read it within the next 10 minutes it’s yours absolutely free. You have seen those ads. Something is a $49.99 value — determined by whom? — but if you call RIGHT now (it’s 3 a.m.), it’s yours at a huge discount. But we’re not through. If you call right away, we’ll send you two for the price of one, plus a set of crummy steak knives, a couple of cheap stick-on lights, and some Ankle Genies. The dachshund and I stare at the screen and wonder who surrenders to these advertisements. Here in Colorado, possibly some of those who are celebrating Amendment 64. I will admit, later, to being tempted by one of them. Everything being sold is indispensable and invariably easy to clean up. There is something called a Bacon Wave, which is stackable, which means that you can cook up to 28 pieces of bacon at once. That’s a lot of bacon. The only problem is that you have to fit the bacon into little cranberry red or harvest gold slots.

Who wants to do that on Sunday morning? A No!no! is neither a razor nor a laser. It is a long-term hair removal device. Before you order one, take a look at the reviews on Amazon. Out of 470, there are 306 one-star reviews. The Better Business Bureau has received over 180 formal complaints about the product in the past three years. I have a confession to make. Smoke alarms and I do not get along. They are a pain in the neck. I need to get up on a ladder. But first I have to identify which one is going off, signaling a low battery. They are little

ventriloquists. So I came up with The Lo-Cator, an alarm that would have a light that blinked when the battery needed to be replaced. I looked into a patent, and received the paperwork from the U.S. Patent Office. I had the idea but I didn’t have the specifications or a diagram, nothing. So I contacted one of those invention outfits that will take your idea and fill in the blanks and come up with specs and even an ad campaign, with targeted outlets, from print to late-night television. All you have to do is give them a raft of money. My memory is a bit dim, like a weak battery in a smoke alarm, but I think I had to give the patent office some money simply to apply, and some money to the invention company, just to see if the product had potential. I conceded that I was in over my head, and shut it all down. The invention company, however, did not want to let me go, and I received daily phone calls and emails. If I had the money back then, you

would probably have a half-dozen LoCators in your home right now. It was not one of the brightest periods of my life. Artists spend a lot of money in an attempt to make money, but it rarely happens. And here I was adding expenses to those expenses. I was going to tell you about the commercial that actually has tempted me. Garden hoses that grow to 25 feet or more and then shrivel up to the size of something you could put in your watch pocket. My hose is rubber and irascible and weighs heavily on the lawn and is a nuisance to roll up. It is very reliable, however. I have been using it for over 30 years. But it may be time to order “the hose that grows. “ “As seen on TV” ads represent the dreams of a lot of people, and for a limited time only I am going to applaud them. Craig Marshall Smith is an artist, educator and Highlands Ranch resident. He can be reached at craigmarshallsmith@comcast.net.

letters to the editor Bravo Judi Reynolds

Your choice: Live it up or give it up If you can hear it or see it, flee it or at least take cover. That’s what we are told about lightning, right? But let’s pretend we saw it and heard it in the distance as we were on a hike in somewhat of a remote wilderness and mountainous area. We saw the collectiveness of darkness in the clouds, saw the brilliant flashes of lightning, felt the wind trailing away from us, and everything seemed like it was OK to continue forward as we were following the storm, not really in its path. And then, just as we are feeling safe enough to forge ahead in our hike as we see the storm in the distance moving farther and farther away from us, we failed to recognize the storm that was following directly behind us. By the time the lightning strike hits close enough, the concussive power of the strike is enough to knock us to the ground in an instant. This is exactly what happened to a friend of mine Alan, an accomplished hiker and someone who keeps himself in great shape. He was hiking alone, camping overnight, and along his way to complete his journey when he was knocked to the ground by a lightning strike that hit too close to home. Alan broke his shoulder during the fall, then managed to make his way out to an area where his phone and equipment would allow him to communicate with his family and

Kudos to Douglas County School District Board of Education Director Judi Reynolds for taking the initiative to draft a policy to standardize and make more transparent the school board director appointment process. During candidate interviews for District F Director the BOE seemed to be “winging it,” and following final interviews also failed to publicly discuss their criteria for selecting the candidate they appointed. This leaves one to wonder if any thoughtful criteria informed the process. Given the obviously pro-board choice made, it appears that the better representation of the broader community that many have been clamoring for was not one of them. Of particular note was director James Geddes’ comment regarding what apparently were his own criteria: “I voted for the guy I thought would be most in line with my philosophy on things.” His philosophy? Let us hope the good director misspoke, as to the extent his comment suggests that the primary criteria for selection should be that the candidate is willing to walk in lock-step with one’s own “philosophy” (regarding what “things”? So-called reform?), this raises serious concerns. It suggests a fundamental, and in our democratic society, unacceptable misun-

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search crew. Alan’s story is amazing, but what amazed me most was meeting him in the gym and watching him working out and finding out that he still climbs 14ers here in Colorado and spends time distance running and keeping in shape. And all of this within months of having shoulder surgery. Here’s my point … when lightning strikes you or near you, what happens? And if you get knocked down, do you get right back on your journey or do you get discouraged and give up? Maybe your lightning comes in the form of a lost job, broken relationship, missed opportunity, or any other such lightning-like event. Maybe your lightning is a positive thing like winning the lottery or achieving an unexpected level of success. Either way, does it knock you to the ground or elevate you to a new position in life that someNorton continues on Page 9

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derstanding of the public school board of education mandate that the board act in good faith as representatives of the local community, even those who don’t necessarily support reform. In view of the long-standing controversy regarding BOE governance style (among other things), it seems likely Dr. Geddes is not alone in that misunderstanding. Certainly the selection that evening — by a 4 to 2 margin with directors Reynolds and Meghann Silverthorn voting against — of self-avowed “reform” enthusiast Rich Robbins (the first and only candidate nominated), would seem to suggest that. If so, Ms. Reynolds might be wise to take these concerns to heart as well when developing her policy draft. Sheldon J. Potter Highlands Ranch

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In an April 3 rebuttal to my recent letter printed March 27, I feel the point of my initial letter was missed. Even though parents make up the minority of voters and have direct knowledge of educational needs, the 70-percent majority may have demonstrated with their vote the outcome of recent elections. This 70-percent contains former parents, Letters continues on Page 9

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Bonds are mixed bag, but important Bonds are an oxymoron as they have many conflicting parts. Investors have typically used bonds in the past for ways to provide a relatively stable stream of income, usually in retirement years. They can also be used as a hedge against other investments, such as stocks or real estate, in a diversified portfolio. But bonds have been getting a bad rap after last year’s losses, based on concerns of rising interest rates. This is part of what makes bonds contradictory and confusing — because they often work opposite of a stock or equity investment. Some investors never truly understand the workings of a bond and therefore have a hard time knowing what to expect from this type of a fixed-income vehicle. A bond is basically a loan or an IOU issued by a corporation or government entity. These are usually issued to raise money. When you purchase a bond, you are giving the issuer your money to use and they will pay you interest in return. Bonds are usually issued for certain periods of time or terms, such as 10, 20 or 30 years. The longer the term, the more vulner-

able you are that interest rates will change over that period of time, and perhaps you could have gotten a better deal with another issuer when interest rates rise. Therefore the value of a bond declines when interest rates rise. This can be due to the fact that your bond is now worth less when you go to sell it because it is still paying last year’s interest rate. If you are seeking a more competitive interest rate, then so will the next buyer want that higher rate as well. Therefore, to unload the bond in a rising interest rate environment, you could end up taking less than full value to get rid of it.

Investors hold bonds for two main reasons: to provide income and to provide a hedge against equity based investing. Since a bond is a debt instrument, it has the potential to behave opposite of an equity or stock investment. One main reason this occurs is when there is economic growth, stocks can rise in value along with growing consumerism. When the economy expands due to more spending, interest rates start to rise along with potential inflation and growth. When rates increase, the value of the bond declines, which leaves the bond holder with a lower market value. Therefore, this can be a good diversifier in a portfolio of stocks when there is a stock market correction; some bonds have the potential to increaseor act opposite. The last few years of painfully low interest rates have many bond investors frustrated. They are not getting the yields they are used to and the concern is that when rates do finally rise, their bond values will fall. However, the first few months of 2014 proved this theory wrong. When stocks tumbled, bonds started to recover.

This shows that diversified portfolios that hold non-correlated instruments are very important in your portfolio. If interest rates rise gradually, and at the same time there is moderate and increasing growth in the economy, then bonds could still fare quite well. The shorter duration is less risky and adding other types of equities and alternatives to your portfolio will help keep you balanced. This is a good time to review your accounts with your advisor to determine how much fixed income you need to be represented by bonds and in what duration and yield. Patricia Kummer has been an independent Certified Financial Planner for 28 years and is president of Kummer Financial Strategies Inc., a Registered Investment Advisor in Highlands Ranch. Kummer Financial is a four-year 5280 Top Advisor. Please visit www.kummerfinancial.com for more information or call the economic hotline at 303-683-5800. Any material discussed is meant for informational purposes only and not a substitute for individual advice.

Sacrifice is an opportunity to feel good all over Fasting is not supposed to feel good and for those giving something up during Lent, don’t quit now, there are only a few more days. According to Christianity.About.com, not all Christian churches observe Lent. Lent is mostly observed by the Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian and Anglican denominations and also by Roman Catholics. Eastern Orthodox churches observe Lent or Great Lent, during the six weeks or 40 days preceding Palm Sunday with fasting continuing during the Holy Week of Orthodox Easter. Lent for Eastern Orthodox churches begins on Monday (called Clean Monday) and Ash Wednesday is not observed. The Bible does not mention the custom of Lent, however, the practice of repentance and mourning in ashes is found throughout the Holy Scriptures. This year for Lent, I gave up carbohydrates, not just sweets. So as much as I enjoy potatoes, pasta and bread, they were out of my diet for the whole time and I did miss them. Some nights I just wanted a scoop of ice cream and the thought of sacrificing something seemed totally unnecessary. “I worked hard today and don’t ask for much. Don’t I deserve a little treat here at the end of the day?” That thought process made perfect sense to me. But as I used a little will power to do something that probably was good for me anyway, I began to lose weight and feel better. I recognize that my discipline was minimal compared to our Wounded Warriors or faithful spouses of a sick husband or wife

or devoted parents of a troubled or addicted child. My little “saying no” was part of a spiritual discipline to help me take a more thoughtful approach to the events of Holy Week and build up my anticipation and appreciation for the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection from the dead and victory over death on Easter morning. Observing a Lenten fast, my discoveries as a Hospice Chaplain and enduring a challenging chapter of life converged to reveal the value of facing negative emotions and experiencing the questions and pain that are present in life. For most of my life I have avoided and denied negative emotions and did almost anything I could to experience feel good emotionally. But that leads to an overall superficiality and a lack of profound compassion. Jerry Sittser in his book, “A Grace Disguised: How the Soul Grows through Loss,” writes, “The soul is elastic, like a balloon. It can grow larger through suffering.” Grief counselors guide people through, not around the pain that comes from loss.

There will be services in many churches around town on the Thursday and Friday before Easter. Friday, known as Good Friday, recognizes the historical event of the crucifixion of Jesus. The night before that was the Last Supper with the disciples, a washing of feet and the betrayal. It is my honor to speak to this event at the church I attend, Greenwood Community Church, on Thursday. The first Maundy Thursday was an evening filled with perplexing revelations, excruciating tasks and a shocking turn of events. The Passover moon lit the garden but darkness permeated the events and emotions of the Sacrificial Lamb and his frightened followers. Healthy emotional life and a salvation experience requires the dark and demented emotions of that night. It doesn’t make sense.

Words fail us. Our thoughts swirl in confusion looking for an answer. For that time we feel alone, unanswered, even betrayed by God. But it is a dark night of the soul we must travel through. It won’t feel good and it is not supposed to, but we will be more authentic in our emotions and wise in our approach to God and life. Then Resurrection celebration will be mature because the joy of our soul will have experienced the reality our need and pain and that will feel good. Dan Hettinger is founder of the Jakin Group, a ministry of care and encouragement and author of Welcome to the Big Leagues. You can e-mail him at dan@welcometothebigleagues.org and follow him on Facebook and Twitter (@Welcome2theBigs).

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former educators, participants on various district committees and taxpayers who have gone through the educational system. The point is rather than being a vocal minority constantly criticizing the school board, put efforts into educating the silent majority on what current parents view as best practices to educate their youth. And recognize you are in a Republican County where voting on party line is normal, just look at Congress. If the vocal minority wants to become the majority to make change, you need to

embrace the 70 percent and educate them on your viewpoint to change their perceptions. When criticized, walls develop and heels dig in not wanting to listen and you listen to only comments supporting your point of view. We are at that point in Douglas County and breaking down that wall that has developed on both sides needs to occur. Current parents are not the only stakeholders. I am a parent as well that had a child go through public education. Dave Usechek Parker

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how changes you? Alan’s example is awesome because he demonstrated that regardless of what happens to us in life, it is our choice to either resume who we are and what we do in life, or we choose to quit and make excuses. He continued his pursuit of hiking and fitness

and the enjoyment of the outdoors. What would you choose? Have you had a life-changing moment recently? How did you respond? I would love to hear all about it at gotonorton@ gmail.com and when we choose to get back up after being knocked down, it really 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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April 17, 2014

Judges, attorneys go back to school Students hear cases during state’s ‘Courts in the Community’ outreach By Jane Reuter

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part of the Colorado Court of Appeals’ community outreach program, “Courts in the Community.” The program brings the judicial work typically conducted in downtown Denver courtrooms to Colorado high schools. Hundreds of RCHS students watched three judges hear two separate cases and then followed that up with question-and-answer sessions with the judges and attorneys. One case centered on a Parker tree farm’s county-assigned tax status. The owner believes his property was improperly classified as residential, instead of its historic agricultural classification. The change increased the assessed value of the 34-acre Crowfoot Valley Road property by about $400,000, sharply increasing the owner’s property taxes. Coyle maintains the use hasn’t changed, and the property remains an active tree farm. The second case involved an Adams County man seeking a review on his 77-year prison sentence stemming from charges that included stalking, intimidating a witness, assault and violating a protection order. Students heard arguments on both sides and listened to questions from judges, but didn’t hear their decision on either case; those can take weeks to render. Students asked about careers in the judicial system, including cost of a law degree, workload and the availability of positions. Attorney Jenny Campos, who works for the Colorado general attorney’s office, said her law degree left her with more than $100,000 in debt, and urged students to avoid starting their careers with similar financial burdens. Assistant county attorney Meredith Van Horn said workloads vary. “If you work for a nice, big firm, you basically live

there,” she said. Another student asked the attorney what role their personal beliefs play in their work. “I’ve represented innocent people, wrongfully convicted, so I don’t make any personal judgments about the cases,” said defense attorney Normal Mueller. “I can have a client I might not like, and certainly a crime I might not like, but my job is to do that appeal and make sure there weren’t any mistakes made.” All three judges said their workload is heavy. “I read about 3,000 to 4,000 pages a month,” said Judge Dennis Graham. “The writing is something that continues on a day-to-day basis. Each of us has to go through many graphs of proposed opinions.” “A number of people told me the workload was like a fire hose that never got turned off,” Judge Michael Berger said. “That’s turned out to be true.” The somber morning ended with laughter when a student asked bailiff Matthew Skeen how long it takes him to style his moustache each day. A straight-faced Skeen said he sometimes leaves his facial hair unstyled and natural, and then displayed the handlebar moustache wax he said he saves for use on special occasions like a high school visit. Students gave the morning a unanimous positive verdict. “I thought it was really cool to see the actual process,” said junior Robert Falk. “It’s one of the things I’ve been looking into as a career.” “We’ve been conducting community court appearances for almost 30 years now,” Judge Graham said. “Without fail, every judge says it’s been highly rewarding.”

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“Surrender is not a Ranger word and it’s not a conservative word,” Kopp said. Kopp’s 34 percent of the delegate vote tally edged Gessler’s, who also made the primary ballot by garnering 33 of the delegate vote. Gessler’s speech included plenty of red meat for the conservative crowd. He touted his pro-life stance and conservative economic principles. He also called on Republicans to stand up to Democrats and push back against the rival party’s agenda. “I am tired of weak-kneed Republicans who think that every Democratic attack spells disaster,” Gessler said. “They roll over instead of standing up.” Kopp and Gessler will join former Congressman Tom Tancredo on the ballot this fall. Tancredo skipped the assembly nominating process, instead opting to gain ballot entry through a petition, which he has done. Candidates can either seek a ballot spot through the delegate process or by submitting enough signatures to gain ballot entry.

Former Congressman Bob Beauprez — who lost a governor’s race to Bill Ritter in 2006 — is also attempting to petition on to the ballot. Those who sought ballot placement through the assembly needed at least 30 percent of the delegate vote. That didn’t happen for three other gubernatorial candidates, including state Sen. Mike Brophy of Wray, who garnered just 19 percent of the vote.

Gardner prevails in Senate race

Meanwhile, Gardner emerged as the overwhelming favorite among delegates to challenge Udall this fall. By carrying 73 percent of the vote, Gardner ensured that he would have no primary opposition. Gardner — who is regarded as a rising star in GOP politics — is seen among Republicans both here and at the national level as the party’s best shot at picking up a U.S. Senate seat. Gardner has been highly critical of the Affordable Care Act, President Obama’s signature legislative achievement. In his speech to delegates, Gardner blasted ObamaCare as the “biggest and worst government boondoggle in American history,” and attempted to tie Udall to the Democratic president. “The president has made our biggest problems worse and our greatest assets weaker,” said Gardner, who will give up his post as the representative for the 4th Congressional District. “And Mark Udall was just along

for the ride.” Those failing to collect the necessary 30 percent of the delegate vote included state Sen. Randy Baumgardner of Hot Sulphur Springs, who garnered just 23.8 percent of delegate support. An open Attorney General seat will feature a GOP primary battle between Deputy Attorney General Cynthia Coffman and state Rep. Mark Waller, of Colorado Springs. Coffman will earn the ballot’s top line after earning 69.3 percent of the vote among delegates. Waller eked out a ballot spot, with 30.7 percent of the vote. Whoever emerges from the GOP primary will take on the Democratic AG candidate, former Adams County District Attorney Don Quick. As for the Secretary of State’s race, El Paso County Clerk Wayne Williams was nominated by acclamation as the GOP nominee for Gessler’s seat. Williams did not face opposition for the nomination and is expected to square off against Democrat Joe Neguse this fall. The Democrats held their own assembly in Denver the same day. However, there were no questions going into the assembly who their candidates would be. Hickenlooper, Udall, Quick and Neguse all were officially nominated at the Democratic State Assembly.

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Kelly previously served on the PMMD board from 1995 to 2004, and has lived in the district since 1994. A civil engineer, he also served 14 years on the Southeast Public Improvements Metro District board. He was elected to the PMMD again in 2010. Pearson has lived in Lone Tree since 1996, and works in the grocery industry. A former Lone Tree City Council member, Pearson served on the PMMD board from 1998 to 2002, and was again elected to serve from 2010-14. The district, originally created to construct streets and infrastructure for the Lone Tree area, constructs and maintains medians and sidewalks, installs street lighting and drainage improvements and helps Douglas County and the City of Lone Tree with street and other public projects. Created in 1982 and overseen by the five-member board, the district is almost entirely within the city limits of Lone Tree. For more information, visit www.parkmeadowsmetrodistrict.org.

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Ann Macari Healey’s column about people, places and issues of everyday life appears every other week. Her column earned first place in the 2013 Colorado Press Association Better Newspaper contest. She can be reached at ahealey@coloradocommunitymedia.com or 303-566-4110.

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Careers Help Wanted METER READER Performs the physical reading of all meters (manually), utilizing hand held electronic meter reading equipment and does the repair of water service facilities. Graduation from High School, equivalent experience may be substituted. Requires: Valid Colorado Driver’s License.(Driving record can have no more then 4 points in a three year period)

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Steve Lapoint, left, a Lakota Native American, dances April 9 at DCS Montessori with his step-father, Sid Whiting, a Lakota elder. The two were among a group of Native Americans, who came to the school to educate a group of Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, as well as members of the community, to Native American faith, history and customs. Photos by Ryan Boldrey

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Native American Sportsmen dance for, educate area scouts By Ryan Boldrey

rboldrey@ colorado communitymedia.com Respect Mother Earth. Honor those who came before you and serve you. Honor the Great Creator, Jesus, Jehovah or whomever you pray to. Respect your neighbors and their cultural differences. “Just because they may pray in a different way to a different God or are praying for different things, doesn’t mean they are praying to a different spiritual being or should be viewed differently or that they are weird,” said Sid Whiting, 53, a Lakota elder to a group of young scouts April 9 in Castle Pines. Whiting was among seven visitors from the Denver-based Native American Sportsmen Association that shared life lessons, danced and drummed for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts from Pack and Troop 856, their families and community members who stopped by DCS Montessori for the hour-long presentation. Whiting, whose family helped start the Denver Indian Center and the Tall Bull Memorial Grounds in Daniels Park, said the sportsmen association’s mission is to “educate non-natives and natives about the spiritual, cultural, physical and mental Native American beliefs.” On April 9, he and others did just that. Steve Lapoint, Whiting’s stepson, spoke with those in attendance about the place of many Native Americans in today’s society. He talked to the youth about his own military service as well as the service of

many Native Americans before him, including the famous Code Talkers who helped the United States become victorious in World War II. Lapoint and Whiting then demonstrated a dance done to honor those who have sacrificed their life in battle both as Native warriors and American soldiers. Erlidawn Roy, who is Ojibwa, Pueblo and Meskwaki, also danced for the crowd. She has been teaching others about her culture since she was in middle school. “I was the only native in school, so I started giving cultural awareness lessons to my peers,” she said. “I was going to powwows every weekend and was always tired on Mondays at school, so I felt I needed to explain why.” Whiting focused much of his energy with the scouts on emphasizing the need to care for Mother Earth. “It is our duty to watch out for her,” he said. “Use everything she gives you, but don’t take more than you need. She doesn’t need us, but we need her.” Whiting talked of how when an animal is killed for food none gets wasted. He pointed to the bones and feathers that made up his regalia and said those are examples of how different pieces get reused and how that animal gets honored. “Some day I won’t be able to dance anymore,” said Robert Ironshield, a 45-yearold Hunkpapa Lakota who has drummed and sang his whole life and danced since he was 16. “I dance for people who can’t dance anymore.”

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Looking for an Easter feast? Here are two suggestions for Sunday: Second Home Kitchen + Bar is hosting an Easter Sunday Pajama Brunch that will feature an a la carte menu with classic brunch dishes, bottomless mimosas, and Cherry Creek’s Best Bloody Mary Bar. The Easter bunny will lead egg hunts at 10 and 11 a.m. and noon. A family-style Easter dinner of three courses will feature a choice of spiced honey and apricot-glazed Berkshire ham, Colorado lamb loin and Harris Ranch beef tenderloin. Second Home Kitchen and Bar is located at 150 Clayton Lane in Cherry Creek North. Call 303-253-3000 for more information or reservations. The Fort, the Morrison landmark restaurant, is celebrating Easter with three amazing three-course, prix fixe menu options. All prix fixe entrees will be served with a Famous Fort salad to start and a slice of carrot cake with huckleberry cream cheese frosting for dessert. Entree choices include: Grilled Kurobuta ham steak with pineapple huckleberry compote, served with Fort potatoes and fresh vegetables. $35 for adults, $22 for kids. Grilled lamb T-bone with tamarind honey, served with mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables. $40. Oven roasted orange-chile glazed rabbit with tart cherries, served with bulgur pilaf and fresh vegetables for $42.A limited traditional menu also will be available. Call 303-697-4471 or visit www.thefort. com/Reservations.htm for reservations.

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Robert Ironshield, an Hunkpapa Lakota, dances April 9 in Castle Pines. Ironshield has been singing and drumming his whole life and dancing since he was 16 years old.

Sid Whiting, a Lakota elder, leads the grand entry April 9 at DCS Montessori. Whiting was among a group of Native Americans who danced, drummed and educated local scouts to Native ways both past and present.

The Lone Tree Arts Center unveiled its 2014-15 season on April 7 and it will include more than 50 different productions in its fourth season. LTAC will continue to produce its own theatrical series, Guys and Dolls in Concert, Home for the Holidays and The 39 Steps. These three shows follow in the footsteps of such successful productions as Hank Williams: Lost Highway and Sylvia. The balance of the season (which starts Oct. 22-26 with the Guys and Dolls Concert) features national and international touring groups as well as outstanding regional performing organizations such as Wonderbound, Buntport Theatre, and the Colorado Symphony. Perhaps the biggest coup for the LTAC will be the performance by international opera star Nathan Gunn, who will give an intimate recital in the 500-seat venue. “Our rapidly growing audiences are hungry for a wide range of culture and entertainment and the 2014-15 season features a very full plate of offerings designed to satisfy all kinds of tastes,” said Executive Director Lisa Rigsby Peterson. “We see our role as serving as a welcoming and accessible performing arts center that offers something for just about everyone in a given season. As we enter our fourth season as a producing and presenting theater, we look forward to building our regional reputation as one of the Denver area’s most diverse and exhilarating arts organizations.” Penny Parker’s “Mile High Life” column gives insights into the best events, restaurants, businesses, parties and people throughout the metro area. Parker also writes for BlacktieColorado.com. You can subscribe and read her columns (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) at www.blacktie-colorado.com/pennyparker. She can be reached at penny@blacktie-llc.com or at 303-619-5209.


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Matthew: Two Paths from the Tomb

Dr. Harlan D. Betz | Grace Chapel Castle Rock 935 Evalena Street, Castle Rock, CO 80108 GraceChapelCR.org | 303-660-8011

Abiding Word Lutheran Church 8391 S. Burnley Ct., Highlands Ranch, CO 303-791-3315 • awlc.org

He Is Risen!

Easter Sunday Services 9:00 am & 11:00 am Join us for contemporary worship

Holy Week Schedule: Maundy Thursday, April 17th

Easter Sunday, April 20th

7 PM Worship

8 & 10:30 AM Worship 9:15 AM Easter Egg Hunt * Nursery available*

Good Friday, April 18th 7 PM Worship

Holy Saturday, April 19th 5:30 PM Easter Vigil

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Come Celebrate and Worship Our Risen Lord alongside other believers in our community.

Sonrise Service

Easter Services Sunday, April 20 6:00 and 7:15 a.m. in The Chapel 8:00, 9:45 and 11:30 a.m. in the Worship Center

Cherry Hills Community Church 3900 Grace Boulevard Highlands Ranch, CO 80126-7801

More at chcc.org

6:30am Douglas County Fairgrounds

Risen

Beverages & Pastries Provided

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Dia del Nino all about the kids On April 27, the plaza at the Denver Art Museum will be filled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the Dia del Nino (Children’s Day) celebration, with performances by Fiesta Colorado, Colorado Mestizo Dancers, hands-on craft activities for families and more. In addition, other nearby institutions will offer activities — all with free general admission: The Denver Public Library, Clyfford Still Museum, History Colorado Center, McNichols Civic Center Building, Molly Brown House and Byers-Evans House Museum. Bilingual volunteers will be available at all participating locations.

Book award Colorado Community Media columnist Craig Marshall Smith’s recent book, “This is Not a Dachshund,” is a finalist in Creative Non-Fiction in the annual Colorado Book Awards, hosted by Colorado Humanities

April 18 to May 25 at the museum, 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton. They are: Charles Lehman (Darkroom Processing); Mike Berenson (Color Digital) and Rob Lace (Black and White Digital). Museum hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. 303-795-3950.

Combined effort and Center for the Book on June 13 in Aspen. A reading by finalists will be at 6 p.m. May 8 at the Oxford Hotel in Denver, where books will be available for sale and signing.

Winning photographers Three winners of Best of Show designations in different categories in the 2013 “Eye of the Camera” exhibition at the Littleton Museum will exhibit their works from

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“Exploring the Light,” the 2014 Lone Tree Photography Exhibit, will open with a reception at 3 p.m. April 19 at the Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. Juror Glenn Randall’s awards will be announced. Randall will conduct a fourhour seminar, “Mastering Dramatic Light,” from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on April 26 at the LTAC.

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Auctions

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“Captured in Film” is presented at 7:30 p.m. April 25 and 26 by Augustana Arts and the Musica Sacra Orchestra, directed by David Rutherford. In addition, actors from Buntport Theater will be featured in this event exploring silent film and vaudeville

at the refurbished venue, Holiday Event Center, 2644 W. 32nd Ave., Denver. Tickets: $24/$15/$8, augustanaarts.org or 303-3884962.

Specialty Auto Auctions www.saaasinc.com Devonshire Warehouse Storage Auction Furniture, Appliances, Household and much more Monday April 21st 11am 8700 Devonshire Blvd (303)288-1119

Instruction PIANO LESSONS!

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Estate Sales

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Wheat Ridge Estate Sale 4575 Garrison Street Wheat Ridge Thursday, Friday, Saturday 9-3 This is an especially large sale Antiques, Collectibles, Primitive, Toys, China, More than 300 Special & Antique Dolls more than you can imagine Visit www.nostalgia-plus.com for photos and map Reasonable prices all 3 days cash & major credit cards

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Bridal Salon closed.80+wedding Gowns to sell all at 50% off tag prices.Spread the word to all Brides-to-Be!!! APRIL 25-27, 10:00am - 3:00pm.All proceeds will go to benefit Rosies Ranch in Parker.This is a wonderful organization where children with deafness or other oral language hurdles can expand verbal and reading skills through equine connections. All of these dresses are new or Designer samples and will be selling at 50% off the retail tags. APRIL 25,26,27, 10:00 AM - 3:00 pm at Rosies Ranch, 10556 E Parker Rd. Parker, CO . PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD TO ANY FUTURE BRIDES YOU MAY KNOW AS THIS IS A GREAT SAVINGS!!! Feminine Power in Movement Love yr body, love yrself, yr life! BLOSSOM, a Lunch with Friends-Lunch & presentation, last Thur ea mo, $25, Apr 24, 11:30 AM, 1290 Williams St, Denver Must RSVP 303-359-7303 Meetup.com/BlossomLunch

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Garage Sales ARVADA Moving Sale. Sat., April 19, 8:002:00, 10492 W 75th Ave, Arvada. Microwave w/stand, Celestron telescope w/accessories, 4-drawer filing cabinet, table linens, kitchen items, craft supplies, round table w/chairs, handmade jewelry, Nintendo DSI, books, picture frames, clothes, and much more.

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Firewood Pine/Fur & Aspen

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Furniture 96"x76"x18" Entertainment Center Beautiful Cherry Finish, Lighted Cabinets, Ample Storage. Bargain Price at $395 303-384-9491

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Walk to help premature babies March of Dimes’ annual event in City Park dedicated to decreasing early births By Jane Reuter

jreuter@coloradocommunitymedia.com When Sara Walla went into labor six weeks shy of her due data, she feared the worst. “When I checked into Sky Ridge at 2 a.m. on February 1, 2009, I was terrified of what would happen,” said the Highlands Ranch mother of two. “I knew it was too early to have my baby.” Avery was in the neonatal intensive care unit for three weeks. “She wasn’t strong enough to nurse,” Walla said. “Her lungs were every underdeveloped. “It really makes you think about what a miracle life is, and how easily something can go wrong.”

Walla’s daughter Avery struggled with breathing problems for years, but now is a healthy 5-year-old. Tamera Martin, who delivered her son 35 and a-half weeks into her pregnancy, was equally afraid. At 15, her son shows no evidence of his rough start. “My baby is 6-foot-4 and a-half now,” she said. “But he was a very sick baby.” Those near tragedies changed both women’s lives. Walla, who worked then for the Town of Parker’s communication department, now is the communications director for March of Dimes Colorado. Her experience at Sky Ridge’s NICU led her to that position, in which she helps to educate women about the advantages of full-term delivery. Martin is the nurse manager at Sky Ridge Medical Center’s neonatal intensive care unit, and said her experience made her a more effective in her job. “It gave me such a different bedside manner because I know what it’s like,” she said. One in 10 Colorado babies are born prematurely, and for every healthy Avery, there are many more who suffer chronic effects that can run the gamut from cognitive difficulties to vision and hearing problems. At 10 a.m. April 26, the March of Dimes hosts the threemile March for Babies walk at Denver’s City Park. The event, sponsored by Sky Ridge among others, helps raise funds to support prenatal wellness programs, family support and advocacy for healthy babies. Walla said March of Dimes has been working for years to reverse the once-common trend of early labor induction. Brains and lung development accelerates in the last few weeks of gestation, and babies born early often cannot breathe independently and lack the coordination required to nurse.

Chris, left, and Sara Walla attend to their premature daughter Avery, now a healthy 5-year-old, in the Sky Ridge Medical Center neonatal intensive care unit in 2009. Courtesy photo

In 2012, 326 of the 3,442 babies born in Douglas County were born prematurely. The approximate cost to treat those babies was $17.9 million, according to March of Dimes Colorado. Sky Ridge’s expansion is aimed at part in helping such babies. This summer the Lone Tree hospital will open its expanded NICU, which will grow from 13 beds to 28. The hospital now delivers about 3,000 babies annually. With the expansion, it will double that ability to 6,000. To register for March for Babies, visit www.marchforbabies.org.

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THINGS TO DO

EDITOR’S NOTE: Calendar submissions must be received by noon Wednesday for publication the following week. Send listings to calendar@coloradocommunitymedia.com. No attachments, please. Listings are free and run on a space-available basis. APRIL 21

WILDLIFE THE Lone Tree Arts Center Guild welcomes Pat Craig, founder of The Wildlife Sanctuary in Keenesburg, from 7-9 p.m. April 21 at the Lone Tree Arts Center Events Room. Craig will discuss how he founded the Sanctuary, the captive wildlife crisis in the United States and the recent rescue of 25 Bolivian Circus Lions with Animal Defenders International. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to Gayle Spelts at 303-662-9952. A free admission pass to the Sanctuary will be given to all attendees. APRIL 21 ANIMAL SANCTUARY Hear from Pat Craig, founder of The Wildlife Sanctuary in Keenesburg, from 7-9 p.m. April 21 at the Lone Tree Arts Center. Craig will discuss how he founded the sanctuary, the captive wildlife crisis in the United States, and the recent rescue of 25 Bolivian circus lions with Animal Defenders International. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to Gayle Spelts, 303-662-9952.

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MARCH FOR Babies Thousands will join in the March of Dimes annual March for Babies, the nation’s oldest walk fundraiser honoring babies born healthy and those who need help to survive and thrive. The 3-mile walk begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at City Park. To register, visit www.marchforbabies.org. New this year is a Run for Babies 5K. Go to www. active.com to register and form information. APRIL 26 DRUG DISPOSAL Drive through and turn in unused or expired prescription and over-the-counter medication for safe disposal from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Highlands Ranch Substation, 9250 Zotos Drive. Items that cannot be accepted are needles and sharps, mercury (thermometers), oxygen containers, chemotherapy/radioactive substances, pressurized canisters, illicit drugs. Visit www.dcsheriff.net or www.highlandsranch.org. APRIL 29 MENTAL HEALTH first aid The South Metro Health Alliance and Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health Network are offering an 8-hour interactive mental health first aid training classes, from 1-5 p.m. March

HAVE AN EVENT?

10-11 in Littleton, and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 29 in Englewood. Seating is limited and registration is required at http://southmetrohealthalliance.org/ meetings. Contact Traci Jones, SMHA communications specialist, at 303-793-9615 or traci@smhaco. org.

MAY 22 LUNCHEON AND fashion show Lone Tree Arts Cen-

ter Guild presents its annual luncheon and fashion show from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 22 at the Lone Tree Arts Center Events Room. Fashions will be provided by Soft Surroundings at Park Meadows Retail Resort who will provide a door prize. Master of Ceremonies will be local television personality Natalie Tysdal. Cost is $45. Call Gayle Spelts 303-6629952 for details.

RECURRING/THROUGH MAY NONPROFIT VENDORS Applications for nonprofit participants are being accepted for the 43th annual CHUN Capitol Hill People’s Fair. Nonprofit groups seeking to exhibit their services and recruit volunteers will pay a fraction of the booth fee that other vendors pay to participate in the festival. Applications are available at www.peoplesfair.com. Contact the CHUN office at 303-830-1651. The People’s Fair is June 7-8.

To submit a calendar listing, send information to calendar@ coloradocommunitymedia.com or by fax to 303-566-4098.

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Franktown

Lone Tree

Highlands Ranch

Parker

Trinity Lutheran Church & School

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

 303-841-4660 www.tlcas.org  Castle Rock  First United

“A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher…You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse.” (C.S. Lewis)

Beginning March 9th: “Jesus–The Son of God”

Sunday mornings at Immanuel Lutheran Serving the southeast Denver 9:30 a.m. Sundays area Tree, CO Lone Tree Civic Center, 8527 Lone Tree Parkway, Lone

www.ImmanuelLutheran–LoneTree.org

Littleton

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

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

A place for you

at Christ’s Episcopal Church

Palm Sunday Services – 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. Maundy Thursday The Seder – 6:30 p.m. Good Friday Tre Ore – noon Presentation on Walking the Labyrinth – 7:00 p.m. Tenebrae – 7:30 pm Easter Sunday Reflective Communion – 8 a.m. Gourmet brunch – 9:00 a.m. Easter egg hunt – 10:15 a.m. Festive Eucharist – 11:00 a.m. 615 4th Street Castle Rock, CO 80104 www.ChristsEpiscopalChurch.org 303.688.5185

Pastor Paul Flannery “It’s not about us... It’s about serving others... T hen God gets the Glory!”

2121 Dad Clark Drive 720.259.2390 www.HFCdenver.org

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

Parker evangelical Presbyterian church Connect – Grow – Serve

Sunday Worship

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

Alongside One Another On Life’s Journey

www.gracecolorado.com

Congregation Beth Shalom Sunday

Serving the Southeast Denver area 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 2014 Holy Week and Easter

9:00 am Sunday WorShip

Where people are excited about God’s Word.

GRACE PRESBYTERIAN

Call or check our website for information on services and social events! www.cbsdenver.org

303-794-6643

Highlands Ranch

An Evangelical Presbyterian Church

Non-Denominational

Greenwood Village

First Presbyterian Church of Littleton Methodist Church 

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Parker

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Open and Affirming

Sunday Worship

8:00 am Chapel Service 9:00 & 10:30 am Sanctuary 10:20 am St. Andrew Wildflower Sunday School 9:00 & 10:30 am

www.st-andrew-umc.com

www.gracepointcc.us

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

Lone Tree

9203 S. University Blvd. Highlands Ranch, 80126

Lone Tree

Church of Christ Sunday Worship - 10:00am Bible Study immediately following Thursday Bible Study - 7:30pm Currently meeting at: Acres Green Elementary School 13524 Acres Green Drive 303-688-9506 www.LoneTreeCoC.com

Highlands Church of God

Meeting Sun at 11am at Northridge Rec Center 8801 S. Broadway Highlands Ranch, CO 80126 Phone: 303-910-6017 email: bobandtreva@yahoo.com

You are invited to worship with us:

Sundays at 10:00 am

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

303-798-8485

SErviCES:

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 Parker

Community Church of Religious Science

Abiding Word Lutheran Church

Sunday 10:00 a.m. at the historic Ruth Memorial Chapel on Mainstreet

303.805.9890 www.ParkerCCRS.org

8391 S. Burnley Ct., Highlands Ranch

(Next to RTD lot @470 & University)

Worship Services Sundays at 9:00am

303-791-3315

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

pastor@awlc.org www.awlc.org

The Bahá’í Faith

“The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens.”

Weekly children’s classes, devotions and study DouglasCountyAssembly@gmail.com 303.947.7540

To advertise your place of worship in this section, call 303-566-4091 or email

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LEFT: ThunderRidge sophomore Jake Eissler struck out five as the Grizzlies topped Douglas County 7-3 on April 10 at DCHS. RIGHT: ThunderRidge senior AJ Jones, left, wins the race to first base after Douglas County’s Jared Montoya grounds out to third in the bottom of the first inning. Photos by Ryan Boldrey

Grizzlies keep on winning despite target ThunderRidge sophomore Jake Eissler improves to 4-0 with win over Douglas By Ryan Boldrey

rboldrey@coloradocommunitymedia.com There’s no question that the top-ranked ThunderRidge nine are playing with a target on their backs this spring. But that’s just the way the defending state champion Grizzlies like it. “You always have a target when you’re No. 1,” said senior Mark Hopper after hitting a pair of RBI doubles to help lead ThunderRidge to a 7-3 victory over Con-

tinental League rival Douglas County on April 11. “Everyone is going to throw their best against you. They are going to try to beat you every time out.” Hopper, who will play college football at the School of Mines in the fall, has been one of the most consistent hitters for the Grizzlies this spring. He boasts a .471 average through the team’s first 10 games and also has four stolen bases to his credit. In those 10 games, ThunderRidge is a perfect 6-0 against Colorado opponents and 3-0 in league play. The school’s only losses came during a 2-2 showing at the USA Baseball National High School Invitational in North Carolina, a 16-team showcase that pitted some of the nation’s best teams, including Colorado’s No. 2-ranked team, Regis Jesuit, who the Grizzlies will

face in an important April 25 league showdown. Prior to travelling to Regis (8-3, 3-0 Continental), ThunderRidge will head to Highlands Ranch (4-7, 0-3) April 18, host Heritage (3-8, 2-1) April 21 and host Rock Canyon (8-3, 2-1) April 23. Despite his team’s 8-2 start and No. 1 ranking, ThunderRidge coach Joe White would like to see a bit more from the Grizzlies during that stretch of games. “It’s going OK, but I don’t think we are playing as good as I’d like for us to be playing right now,” he said. “We’ve got to get better in a lot of different areas. We aren’t playing as good defensively as I’d like to and I still don’t think we are quite there hitting the ball. We’ve got to start stringing more hits together.

“We know there are a lot of great teams and great coaches we play against every time we go out there, so we are just going to try and play as hard as we can every time out.” Against Douglas County, the Grizzlies jumped out to a 6-0 lead, scratching out runs in the second, third and fourth innings against University of Northern Colorado commit Brent Minnick. Minnick, who retired the first three ThunderRidge hitters, allowed just six hits over six innings, and struck out 10 on the day, getting San Diego State commit Brody Westmoreland twice. But the pitching for ThunderRidge was even more impressive. Grizzlies continues on Page 24

Golden Eagles get best of Rock Canyon Mountain Vista wins rematch of 2013 state title game By Jim Benton

jbenton@coloradocommunitymedia.com It was a marquee match that left players and coaches talking about the past, present and future. Mountain Vista, the state’s No. 1-ranked girls soccer team, downed No. 2 Rock Canyon, 3-1, in a Continental League showdown between unbeaten teams April 8 at Shea Stadium. The last time the teams played was in the Class 5A state championship game last May at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park and the Golden Eagles triumphed 1-0 in overtime. Mountain Vista’s Megan Massey had flashbacks to the title game, super sophomore Mallory Pugh stepped up in time to help the Golden Eagles remain unbeaten and Rock Canyon coach Mat Henbest felt his team delivered a message for upcoming games. That message was delivered early as Rock Canyon controlled the play throughout the first half. The Jaguars had several chances to make the Golden Eagles play catch-up but just couldn’t convert their opportunities. Instead, Massey, the junior who scored the goal in the state championship game, took a pass from Amy Alexander and

pushed the Golden Eagles ahead 1-0 with a goal from 10 yards out with just under four minutes remaining in the first half. “Amy got it to me and it was just having composure in the box and not messing up,” said Massey. “I kind of had a flashback from last year. Once we finally put one in the net we got our momentum back and we finally had our chance to go for it more to be able to score more.” Pugh, who will be at the Olympic training center in Chula Vista, Calif. April 1320 for a camp with the USA U20 women’s team, made it 2-0 when she deposited a rebound into the goal less than four minutes into the second half as Mountain Vista started to show its offensive prowess. Kaycie Young, Rock Canyon’s standout senior and leading scorer, took advantage of some defensive miscommunication to pull the Jaguars within a goal but the speedy Pugh responded by icing the Mountain Vista win with a dazzling goal as she weaved between defenders and fired a shot past keeper Cameryn Yacks inside the left post following a spin move. “I felt like I was a little frustrated and I wanted to help my team out so I did whatever I could do and just kind of took it to the goal,” said Pugh who will also be at another national training camp session in May. “They were just playing real good soccer. They were playing one and two touch. Soccer continues on Page 23

Mountain Vista’s Morgan McDougal (17) and Jill Finnerty (14) of Rock Canyon both go up for the ball April 8 during the Golden Eagles’ 3-1 victory over Rock Canyon. Photo by Paul DiSalvo


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Highlands Ranch senior hopes to get on roll Jenni Chun aims for repeat performance at state tournament By Jim Benton

jbenton@coloradocommunitymedia.com When Jenni Chun gets on a roll, other golfers should beware. Chun, a senior on the Highlands Ranch girls golf team, was a surprise at

Soccer Continued from Page 22

We couldn’t really figure out how to effectively fix that. Once we did in the second half we came out really strong and did what we needed to do. “Every time we play Rock Canyon, it’s a huge game, it’s our biggest rival. They always give us a hard time. They are a really good team. I’m proud of my team for coming out and figuring out a way to beat them.”

last season’s Class 5A golf tournament at the Tiara Rado golf course in Grand Junction, finishing in second after rounds of 75 and 78 left her with a 9-over par 153 total. She won’t be surprising anyone this year. “Golf is a fickle game and she’s kind of streaky,” said Highlands Ranch coach James Barker. “Hopefully she gets on a streak at the right time this season. “Jenni is a kid who loves to play. She’s a good driver of the golf ball and a good putter from 10 feet and in. That’s a good

combination to have on the golf course. She can get on some runs. Last year she won a regional championship and was the runner-up for the 5A state championship. “We hope to see more of the same this year.” Chun, who is headed to Cal State Bakersfield to play golf next year, admits it’s fun when she is on a roll. “When I won the regionals that was kind of a turning point in my game,” she said. “After regionals I just started shooting 70s, 70s and 70s. At state it just all

clicked. It just worked for me. I didn’t really know that I enjoyed golf until that part of the season. … Before I was just sort of trying to play. Now I love it. I could do it all day.” Chun hopes to duplicate her state tournament run this year and doesn’t mind if people start to watch her. “I hope to do the same this spring, maybe a little bit better,” she said. “I have to work on hitting greens in regulation. I love playing under pressure. It is tough to always be positive, but everyone struggles.”

Mountain Vista coach Theresa Echtermeyer complimented the Jaguars’ game plan. “We definitely had more chances that our opponent,” she said. “It would have been nice if we would have put a couple of those earlier in the second half in. It was nice we kept so many on frame and their goalkeepers (Yacks and Julie Henning) both played very, very well and kept them in the game. “The first 20-25 minutes, they had the better play for sure. It took us a while to sort it out. … They had a good game plan and we had to make some adjustments. That was obviously the best team we’ve

played against and we hope they are on the other side of the bracket for the state tournament.’’ For the most part, Henbest liked how his team performed against Vista. “It was a very even game and at times we had the better of the play,” he said. “Mallory is a very special player. She creates goals that are very difficult for other teams to produce. I was very happy with the way we played. We battled them pretty even. We’re in good shape going towards playoffs, we keep improving and we were able to measure ourselves against the best team in the state. We are pretty close.

“The things that we wanted to do, possess the ball and move it around, we did that and we created opportunities, we just didn’t finish all of them. I came away with the sense that they know we are pretty good. … When we are playing our best, everybody is moving around and we’re tough to mark. Mountain Vista, playing without Pugh, tied Regis Jesuit 0-0 April 10, which left the Golden Eagles with a 5-0-1 Continental League record and at 8-0-1 overall. Rock Canyon slipped past Littleton, 1-0, April 10, improving to 4-1-0 in the league and 7-1-0 overall.

Jim Saccomano to Accept Lifetime Achievement Calendar of Events a complete calendar of South Metro Denver Award at South Metro Denver Chamber’s 29th ForChamber events and for more information, visit our web site at www.bestchamber.com or call 303-795-0142. Annual Small Business Leadership Awards By Natalie Harden, South Metro Denver SBDC

Jim Saccomano

Jim Saccomano, recently retired Broncos Vice President of Corporate Communications, will be accepting the South Metro Denver Chamber’s Lifetime Achievement Award on Wednesday, May 7th. The award will be presented by Joe Ellis, President of the Denver Broncos, at Comedy Works South during the 29th Annual Small Business Leadership Awards (SBLA). These awards recognize local businesses and community leaders for their outstanding achievements, and are hosted by the Chamber and South Metro Denver Small Business Development Center. The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to an individual who has made a major impact in the South Metro Denver business community. This accolade acknowledges a lifetime of contribution and achievement in one or more fields of endeavor; giving back to society on a regional, national or international level; being recognized within his/her community or field as a leader; and enriching the Denver community at large. Mr. Saccomano will be the inaugural recipient. Cleve Wortham, SBLA Committee Chair, Chamber Board member, and President of FirstBank - Arapahoe County commented on the award: “We are honored that Jim has graciously accepted the Lifetime Achievement Award from the South Metro Denver Chamber and the South Metro Denver Small Business Development Center, and that Joe Ellis, Broncos Team President will be making the presentation to Jim on May 7. The Denver Broncos have

made such a significant contribution, not only to the South Metro Denver business community, but to Metro Denver, the state of Colorado, and the entire Rocky Mountain region. Jim has been an integral part of this over the last five decades and we congratulate Jim on this award.” Saccomano is the longest-tenured pro sports administrator in Colorado history, having worked with the Denver Broncos for 36 years. During his tenure in 1990, the Denver Broncos moved their training facilities to the Dove Valley Business Park in Arapahoe County. This event made the organization an important part of the South Metro Denver community. The voice and memory of the franchise for many years, Saccomano has witnessed 876 Broncos games in person, his experience spanning nearly a half century. The first game was Denver’s 20-16 win against the New York Jets (which he saw as a fan) on Nov. 15, 1964. The most recent was Denver’s Super Bowl XLVIII game against the Seattle Seahawks (witnessed as an employee) on Feb. 2, 2014. Saccomano worked 27 Super Bowls—21 with the NFL’s public relations staff and six with the team, including back-to-back World Championships (1997-98). He has chaired the NFL’s media relations and international committees and has served on the league’s postseason, radio-television and special projects committees. He is currently serving as a consultant to the organization. He has received numerous awards throughout his career including the inaugural Pete Rozelle Award (1990), given annually to outstanding NFL public relations staff, and the Charlie Callahan Award for Public Relations. In 2010 he was recognized with a lifetime achievement award from the Order Sons of Italy in America Colorado Foundation. Saccomano graduated with honors from Metropolitan State University of Denver in 1970 and earned his master’s degree in journalism from University of Colorado Boulder in 1977. He was recently awarded an Honorary “C” from CU during halftime at a Buffalo’s football game on November 23, 2014 for his many contributions to his alma mater. During the 2013 season, the press box at Sports Authority Field at Mile High was officially named the Jim Saccomano Press Box. The author of four books about the Broncos, Saccomano worked three years with the Denver Bears, Denver’s minor league baseball team, prior to joining the Denver Broncos organization.

In addition to the Lifetime Achievement Award, three SBLA winners (Small Business of the Year, Emerging Business of the Year and Brian Vogt Community Leader of the Year) will be announced at the 29th Annual South Metro Denver Small Business Leadership Awards Event on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Comedy Works South in Greenwood Village. This event is open to the public. Pricing: $60/person or $100/couple for Chamber Investors; $75/person or $125/couple for nonInvestors. For more questions or to purchase tickets contact: Taren Shuck-Boehler 303-7950142 x235 or tshuck@bestchamber.com. The Presenting Sponsor of the 29th Annual South Metro Denver Small Business Leadership Awards is Kaiser Permanente. The Awards are also sponsored by the South Metro Denver SBDC corporate and community sponsors including the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Colorado SBDC Network, South Metro Denver Chamber, Douglas County, City of Centennial, City of Greenwood Village, Colorado Community Media, Arapahoe Community College, Colorado Business Bank, Bellco Credit Union, Webolutions, and the Microsoft Store in Lone Tree. For more information go to www. bestchamber.com.

Thursday, April 17th:

Health & Wellness Council Advisory Board WhippleWood CPAs Conference Center at the Chamber, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Ste 342, Centennial 10th Annual City of Centennial State of Our City Luncheon Embassy Suites DTC, 10250 E. Costilla Ave., Centennial Quarterly Meetup for Profit: Building Business Using Social Marketing WhippleWood CPAs Conference Center at the Chamber, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Ste 342, Centennial

Friday, April 18th:

Social Marketing for Business: Increasing Customer Loyalty and Referrals WhippleWood CPAs Conference Center at the Chamber, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Ste 342, Centennial E.L.I.T.E. Executive Brain Tank: Walter Isenberg, CEO of Sage Hospitality Sage Hospitality Global, 1575 Welton St., Denver Rocky Mountain Energy Council Board of Advisors WhippleWood CPAs Conference Center at the Chamber, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Ste 342, Centennial

Monday, April 21st:

Save Lives & Sort Medical Supplies with Project CURE 10337 E. Geddes Ave., Centennial Debate: Hydraulic Fracturing - Good or Bad for Colorado? Colorado Christian University Beckman Center, 8787 W. Alameda Pkwy., Denver

Tuesday, April 22nd:

Business Bible Study WhippleWood CPAs Conference Center at the Chamber, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Ste 342, Centennial Colorado National Guard CALFEX - Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise Ft. Carson Gate 6, Hwy 115, Colorado Springs

Wednesday, April 23rd:

Health & Wellness Council: Become a Better Health Care Consumer WhippleWood CPAs Conference Center at the Chamber, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Ste 342, Centennial Ribbon Cutting Celebration for Minute Man Press 3929 E. Arapahoe Rd., Suite 210, Centennial

Thursday, April 24th:

Littleton Business Coalition Breakfast Littleton Adventist Hospital, 7700 S. Broadway, Littleton Women in Leadership Advisory Board WhippleWood CPAs Conference Center at the Chamber, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Ste 342, Centennial

Friday, April 25th:

Brueggers Bagels Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Celebration 5350 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton President’s Leadership Forum WhippleWood CPAs Conference Center at the Chamber, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Ste 342, Centennial Chamber Unplugged hosted by Blue Zenith Web Design WhippleWood CPAs Conference Center at the Chamber, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Ste 342, Centennial


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The only underclassmen playing for the Grizzlies this spring, sophomore Jake Eissler, kept the Huskies hitless through three and two-thirds, before Minnick took him deep to right for his fifth home run of the year to cut the lead to 6-1.

Eissler, who holds a 2.02 ERA and improved to 4-0 on the season with the win, wasn’t rattled by the shot. “I didn’t let that one get to me,” he said. “I had my guys hitting balls behind me and we jumped out to that six-run lead early so that took a lot of stress off me as well.” Eissler admittedly was anxious joining the state champs at the beginning of the year after spending last season on JV, but said seniors such as Hopper, Westmo-

reland and AJ Jones have made the transition an easy one and he has settled in comfortably. It also doesn’t hurt, he said, having a D-1 closer behind him in ThunderRidge’s other San Diego State commit, Tyler Loptein, who is yet to give up a run in five save opportunities. “We have a lot of pitchers we can plug in at any given time and trust to get outs for us,” he said. “It’s a lucky opportunity for me, not everybody gets to pitch with

D-1 pitchers behind them. I just want to show people I can compete at this level.” So far, Eissler is proving that to just about everyone. “Jake is just so composed for a sophomore,” White said. “For a sophomore to come in and throw the way he is throwing right now has really picked us up. … He’s fun to watch. He throws hard and is in complete control. Nothing gets to him out there.”

SALOME’S STARS

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FOR THE WEEK OF ApRil 14, 2014

GALLERY OF GAMES

ARIES (Mar 21 to Apr 19) professional relationships grow stronger. But you might still need to ease some problems with someone in your personal life. One way could be to try to be less rigid in your views. TAURUS (Apr 20 to May 20) You might be too close to that perplexing personal situation to even attempt to make a rational decision about it right now. Stepping back could help you gain a wider perspective.

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GEMINI (May 21 to Jun 20) Being asked to choose between the positions of two friends is an unfair imposition on you. it’s best to reject the “demands” and insist they try harder to work things out on their own. CANCER (Jun 21 to Jul 22) A change of mind about a workplace decision might be called for once you hear more arguments, pro and con. A personal event suddenly takes an unexpected (but pleasant!) turn.

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GALLERY OF GAMES

LEO (Jul 23 to Aug 22) Romance once again looms large for single leos and leonas, with Cupid favoring Taurus and libra to inspire those warm and fuzzy leonine feelings. Expect another workplace change. VIRGO (Aug 23 to Sept 22) A surprise gift -- and, happily, with no strings attached -- could come just when you need it to avoid a delay in getting your project done. Expect education to dominate the week. LIBRA (Sept 23 to Oct 22) Someone close to you might ask for your support as she or he faces a demanding personal challenge. Offer it, by all means. But be careful you don’t neglect your own needs at this time. SCORPIO (Oct 23 to Nov 21) An unexpected development could put your relationship with a partner or spouse to an emotionally demanding test. But your determination to get to the truth should save the day. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 to Dec 21) A recent agreement appears to be coming apart over the surfacing of unexpected complications. You might need to have expert advice on how to resolve the situation. CAPRICORN (Dec 22 to Jan 19) Your keen business sense helps you get to the truth about a suspicious business deal. Expect to have many colleagues rally to support your efforts in this important matter.

To Whom It May Concern: On 1/23/2014 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: GREG SAPORTA Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR SUMMIT HOME MORTGAGE, INC., A COLORADO CORPORATION Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 3/25/2011 Recording Date of DOT: 3/31/2011 Reception No. of DOT: 2011020946 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $289,804.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $280,299.13 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and other violations of the terms thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 40, THE FAIRWAYS FILING NO. 1E, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 9477 Brook Lane, Lone Tree, CO 80124

AQUARIUS (Jan 20 to Feb 18) Someone who once moved in and out of your life through the years might now want to come back in on a more permanent basis. Give yourself a lot of time to weigh your decision.

Public Notices Public Trustees PUBLIC NOTICE Lone Tree NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2014-0050 To Whom It May Concern: On 1/23/2014 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: GREG SAPORTA Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR SUMMIT HOME MORTGAGE, INC., A COLORADO CORPORATION Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 3/25/2011 Recording Date of DOT: 3/31/2011 Reception No. of DOT: 2011020946 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $289,804.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $280,299.13 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and other violations of the terms thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 40, THE FAIRWAYS FILING NO. 1E, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 9477 Brook Lane, Lone Tree, CO 80124 NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust.

Public Trustees

NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 3/20/2014 Last Publication: 4/17/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 1/27/2014 ROBERT J. HUSSON DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: STEPHEN A. HALL Colorado Registration #: 38186 5347 S VALENTIA WAY SUITE 100, GREENWOOD VILLAGE, COLORADO 80111 Phone #: (303) 573-1080 Fax #: Attorney File #: 13-00999SH *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2014-0050 First Publication: 3/20/2014 Last Publication: 4/17/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press

Notices

Public Notice

INVITATION FOR BID (IFB) #019-14 HERITAGE MEMORIAL PLAZA, PHASE II

Government Legals Public Notice NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS A public hearing will be held on May 5, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. before the Douglas County Planning Commission and on May 27, 2014, at 2:30 p.m. before the Douglas County Board of County Commissioners, in the Commissioners Hearing Room, 100 Third Street, Castle Rock, CO. The hearings are for the proposed amendments to the Douglas County Zoning Resolution to add “accessory uses and structures” as a listed accessory use within the Business (B), Commercial (C), Light Industrial (LI), and General Industrial (GI) zone districts. The amendment also includes a revision of the definition of “kennel” and the addition of kennel as a principal use within the LI and GI zone districts and in the Land Use Matrix. For more specific information, call Dan Dertz, Public Outreach and Assistance Supervisor, Douglas County Planning Services Division at 303-660-7460 regarding file #DR2013-010. Legal Notice No.: 925312 First publication: April 17, 2014 Last publication: April 17, 2014 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press Public Notice INVITATION FOR BID (IFB) #019-14 HERITAGE MEMORIAL PLAZA, PHASE II The Douglas County Fairgrounds, hereinafter referred to as the County, respectfully requests bids from responsible, experienced, and qualified landscape firms for the construction of Phase II of the Heritage Memorial Plaza Project, as specified. The project shall include landscape elements, a new entryway plaza, and lighting fixtures. The IFB documents may be reviewed and/or printed from the Rocky Moun-

PISCES (Feb 19 to Mar 20) Showing frustration over ON TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014 @ 10:00 A.M., THERE WILL BE A MANDATORY a delayed workplace decision might get someone’s S I T E V I S I T R E L A T E D T O T Hattention, IS but not necessarily make him or her move PROJECT. THE MANDATORY SITE VISany sooner. Best advice would be to be patient and IT WILL ALLOW ALL POTENTIAL BIDDERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO VIEW wait it out. THE WORK SITE AND DISCUSS THE PROJECT DETAILS. THE MANDATBORN THIS WEEK: You are drawn to excitement ORY SITE VISIT WILL BEGIN AT THE and enjoy fast-tempo music, with the more brass, the DOUGLAS COUNTY EVENTS CENTER, 500 FAIRGROUNDS DRIVE, CASTLE better.. ROCK, COLORADO 80104. PLEASE Public Notice CALL 720-733-6900 FOR DIRECTIONS, © 2014 King Features IF NEEDED. ONLY THOSE PROSPECTPUBLIC INVITATION TOSynd., BID inc. IVE BIDDERS ATTENDING THE MANDATORY SITE VISIT WILL BE ALSeparate sealed bids for 2014 CONLOWED TO SUBMIT A BID ON THIS CRETE GRINDING PROJECT, PROJECT. DOUGLAS COUNTY PROJECT NUMBER CI 2014-007 will be received by the Four (4) copies of the bid response shall Owner, Douglas County Government, Debe submitted in a sealed envelope plainly partment of Public Works Engineering, marked “IFB No. 019-14, Heritage MePhilip S. Miller Building, 100 Third Street, morial Plaza, Phase II” and mailed or Suite 220, Castle Rock, CO 80104, until hand-carried to the address shown above Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. This prior to the due date and time. Electronic project consists of grinding the surface of and/or faxed bid responses will not be acthe existing pavement, sawing, and sealyour11:00 publicing notices calljoints, 303-566-4100 cepted. Bids To will advertise be received until of pavement pavement marking, a.m., on Friday, May 2, 2014 by the and traffic control at various arterial and Douglas County Finance Department, 100 collector roadways throughout Highlands Third Street, Suite 130, Castle Rock, ColRanch in Douglas County. orado 80104. Bids will not be considered which are received after the time stated, The Contract Documents may be exand any bids so received will be returned amined at the above address after 10:00 unopened. a.m. on Monday, April 14, 2014, and copies of the Contract Documents may be obDouglas County Government reserves the tained upon payment of $35.00 for each right to reject any and all bids, to waive set. The $35.00 is non-refundable. (Addiformalities, informalities, or irregularities tional charge if mailing is required.) contained in a said bid and furthermore, to award a contract for items herein, either in A PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held at whole or in part, if it is deemed to be in the 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, best interest of the County to do so. Addiat the Department of Public Works Engintionally, we reserve the right to negotiate eering, Philip S. Miller Building, 100 Third optional items/services with the successStreet, Suite 220, Castle Rock, CO ful bidder. 80104. The Bid Opening will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29, Please direct any questions concerning 2014, at the same address. this IFB to Carolyn Riggs, Purchasing Supervisor, 303-660-7434, The Project includes the following macriggs@douglas.co.us, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 jor items and approximate quantities: p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding • Diamond Ground Surface Finish (Day holidays. Time) - 201,100 SY • Diamond Ground Surface Finish (Night Legal Notice No.: 925309 Time) - 24,000 SY First publication: April 17, 2014 • Sawing and Sealing of Concrete PaveLast publication: April 17, 2014 ment Joints (Day Time) - 377,100 SY Publisher: Douglas County News-Press • Sawing and Sealing of Concrete Pavement Joints (Night Time) – 38,200 SY

The Douglas County Fairgrounds, hereinafter referred to as the County, respectfully requests bids from responsible, experienced, and qualified landscape firms for the construction of Phase II of the Heritage Memorial Plaza Project, as specified. The project shall include landscape elements, a new entryway plaza, and lighting fixtures.

Government Legals

The IFB documents may be reviewed and/or printed from the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System website at www.rockymountainbidsystem.com. IFB documents are not available for purchase from Douglas County Government and can only be accessed from the abovementioned website. While the IFB documents are available electronically, Douglas County cannot accept electronic bid responses. ON TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014 @ 10:00 A.M., THERE WILL BE A MANDATORY SITE VISIT RELATED TO THIS PROJECT. THE MANDATORY SITE VISIT WILL ALLOW ALL POTENTIAL BIDDERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO VIEW THE WORK SITE AND DISCUSS THE PROJECT DETAILS. THE MANDATORY SITE VISIT WILL BEGIN AT THE DOUGLAS COUNTY EVENTS CENTER, 500 FAIRGROUNDS DRIVE, CASTLE ROCK, COLORADO 80104. PLEASE CALL 720-733-6900 FOR DIRECTIONS, IF NEEDED. ONLY THOSE PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS ATTENDING THE MANDATORY SITE VISIT WILL BE ALLOWED TO SUBMIT A BID ON THIS PROJECT. Four (4) copies of the bid response shall be submitted in a sealed envelope plainly marked “IFB No. 019-14, Heritage Memorial Plaza, Phase II” and mailed or hand-carried to the address shown above prior to the due date and time. Electronic and/or faxed bid responses will not be accepted. Bids will be received until 11:00 a.m., on Friday, May 2, 2014 by the Douglas County Finance Department, 100 Third Street, Suite 130, Castle Rock, Colorado 80104. Bids will not be considered which are received after the time stated, and any bids so received will be returned unopened. Douglas County Government reserves the right to reject any and all bids, to waive formalities, informalities, or irregularities contained in a said bid and furthermore, to

Government Legals

Government Legals

Public Notice

Prior to submitting a Bid Proposal, Bidders shall have received prequalification status (active status) with the Colorado Department of Transportation to bid on individual projects of the size and kind of work as set forth herein.

PUBLIC INVITATION TO BID Separate sealed bids for 2014 CONCRETE GRINDING PROJECT, DOUGLAS COUNTY PROJECT NUMBER CI 2014-007 will be received by the Owner, Douglas County Government, Department of Public Works Engineering, Philip S. Miller Building, 100 Third Street, Suite 220, Castle Rock, CO 80104, until Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. This project consists of grinding the surface of the existing pavement, sawing, and sealing of pavement joints, pavement marking, and traffic control at various arterial and collector roadways throughout Highlands Ranch in Douglas County. The Contract Documents may be examined at the above address after 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 14, 2014, and copies of the Contract Documents may be obtained upon payment of $35.00 for each set. The $35.00 is non-refundable. (Additional charge if mailing is required.)

Any questions on the bidding process may be directed to Terry Gruber, Project Engineer at 303.660.7490. For Planholder Information, Please Call 303.660.7490 (Front Desk) Legal Notice No.: 925279 First Publication: April 10, 2014 Last Publication: April 17, 2014 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press


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Services

Landscaping/Nurseries

Lawn/Garden Services

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Advertise: 303-566-4100

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Painting

Roofing/Gutters

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Established 2000

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To advertise your business here, call Karen at 303-566-4091


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Services Carpet/Flooring

Joes Carpet Service, Inc. Joe Southworth

Commercial & Residential Sales

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Advertise: 303-566-4100

Cleaning

Deck/Patio

Garage Doors

Handyman

Just Details Cleaning Service

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Colorado’s #1

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~ Carpet Restretching ~ Repair ~ Remnant Installs In home carpet & vinyl sales

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All Phases of Flat Work by

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All cleaning services customized. Residential/Commercial References Available Contact Jody @ 303-882-8572

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• patios • sidewalks • garage floors • • porches • stamped/colored • exposed agregate • lic.& ins. free estimates www.delsolconcrete.com

FBM Concrete LLC.

• DepenDable • • Thorough • • honesT •

(303) 646-4499

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Drywall Finishing

Handyman

12 years experience. Great References

Drywall Repair Specialist

• Home Renovation and Remodel • 30 years Experience • Insured • Satisfaction Guaranteed

’s DeSpain Home SolutionS

Highly rated & screened contractor by Home Advisor & Angies list

Sanders Drywall Inc. All phases to include

Acoustic scrape and re-texture Repairs to full basement finishes Water damage repairs Interior paint, door & trim installs 30+ years experience Insured Free estimates

Darrell 303-915-0739

Electricians

A continental flair

Detailed cleaning at reasonable rates.

Honest & Dependable

Residential • Commercial Move Outs • New Construction

720.283.2155

FREE Estimates

Deck/Patio

UTDOOR

ESIGNS, INC

A+

HIGHLANDS HOME IMPROVEMENT, INC.

General Repair & Remodel Paul Boggs Master Electrician Licensed/Insured/Guaranteed

Solving All your Remodeling & Repair Problems – Just Ask!

DepenDable, Reliable SeRvice Over 30 Years Experience Licensed & Insured

Eric DeSpain 303-840-1874

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CALL 720. 351.1520

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Exclusively Serving Douglas County Specializing in Customer Service Locally Family Owned and Operated HOUSECLEANING 25 years exp., refs. Reasonable rates. Weekly, Bi-Monthly, 1 time Spring cleaning available Douglas & Elbert Kathy, (719)347-0832 Serving the Castle Rock, Parker and Elbert County areas

25 yrs experience Remodel expert, kitchen, basements, & service panel upgrades. No job too small. Senior disc. Licensed/Insured

Fence Services

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Victor’s Handyman Service and Remodeling

H Bathroom Oak Valley H Basements Construction H Kitchens Serving Douglas H Drywall County for 30 years BASEMENTS H | BATHROOMS Decks| KITCHENS

• carpentry • painting • general home repair • over 30 years experience

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Call (720) 541-4625 for a free estimate

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Mountain high Lawncare, Landscape, Sprinkler & Drainage

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Springs, Cables, Openers, etc…

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Home Improvement

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Limited LEASE

G3606T

All lease payments are after rebates including CCR of $725 and $500 GM lease loyalty program. Based on 39mo. 10,000 miles per year. $2499 due at inception. MSRP $28710.Stock#G3606T.

2014 Buick Verano

$289 LEASE

MONTH + TAX

G3901

All lease payments are after rebates including CCR of $685 and $500 Buick owner loyalty program. Based on 39mo. 10,000 miles per year. $1999 due at inception. MSRP $24765. Stock #G3901.

Medved Chevy Buick/GMC 1506 S Wilcox Castle Rock, CO 80104 (720) 733-7114 www.MedvedSouth.com

D6261

2014 Jeep Pariot

$179mo.

LEASE

MONTH + TAX

54% RESIDUAL $2499 DUE AT SIGNING 36 MO LEASE PLUS TAX INCLUDES AUTO SHOW BONUS CASH DENVER BC LEASE CASH WAC

2014

Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo D6236T LEASE

$

294mo.

MONTH + TAX

57% RESIDUAL 10K / YEAR 36 MO $1000 LEASE LOYALTY REBATE WAC

Medved Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram 1520 S Wilcox Castle Rock, CO 80104 (720) 733-7156 www.MedvedSouth.com

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