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Douglas County, Colorado • Volume 12, Issue 22
Lone Tree frustrates bicyclists Infrastructure limits flexibility, city says By Jane Reuter
email@example.com City surveys show residents love Lone Tree, but one group doesn’t share that sentiment. Cyclists view Lone Tree, whose major thoroughfares lack bike lanes, as a thorn in the sides of their jerseys. “The City of Lone Tree is generally viewed by anybody on a bike as an impediment,” cyclist and Lone Tree resident Todd McCusker told the city council during its June 4 work session. Cyclists easily can ride through adjacent Parker and Highlands Ranch, he said, but “not in Lone Tree, if you don’t want to take your life in your own hands.”
The criticism is not news to Lone Tree’s leaders, who say they’re physically restrained from adding the lanes in many areas. Though Lone Tree is only a teenager, problem streets like Lincoln Avenue were built well before its 1995 incorporation. “The county started a lot of this,” Mayor Jim Gunning said. “We have service gaps in the community that were structurally built in, a long time before we became Lone Tree. If we’d started this community from the ground up today, it would be different.” Lincoln Avenue boasts wide sidewalks on both sides, but doesn’t have a designated bike lane, making it difficult to ride east and west between Parker and Highlands Ranch. Streets in the relatively new RidgeGate development also lack bike lanes. The city plans to add 6-foot-wide bike lanes to some of its wide side streets, which will help families and children. That doesn’t help McCusker or his riding buddies.
2010 usa cycling member survey A 2010 survey of USA Cycling members shows that cyclist demographics are similar to those of Lone Tree residents. 2010 USA Cycling members survey • 57.5 percent have a household income of $80,000 or more • 64 percent own their homes • 68 percent hold a bachelor’s degree or higher • 55 percent are between the ages of 30 and 49 2010 U.S. Census date for Lone Tree • Median household income is $100,000 • 64 percent own their homes • 60 percent hold a bachelor’s degree or higher • 33 percent are between the ages of 35 and 54 “I love the stuff that’s going on, but the low-mile-per-hour streets were not my concern,” he said. “I can’t even ride my bike to the rec center on the weekend because
the traffic is too much.” He asked the city to “at least stop building roads” without bike lanes. “It is a quality of life issue,” he said. “I recognize what I’m asking for is huge and expensive, (but) I believe Lone Tree could flip the scales and become an example of creative, mixed-mode transportation.” Four-lane Lincoln isn’t an easy fix. Its driving lanes can’t be narrowed without violating the traffic code, and the land flanking it already is developed. “We just don’t have the infrastructure to support it,” Gunning said. “I think everybody up here knows Lincoln is a barrier. It’s not going to get less (so).” Bike lanes aren’t the city’s only transit challenge. Pedestrians long have complained about the difficulty of crossing Lincoln north and south. Past ballot measures Cyclists continues on Page 4
Restrictions set for adult businesses Ordinances OK zoning, but limit operations By Jane Reuter
Mark DiCiesare, left, and Tony Workman help to guide a sculpted eagle on top of the Douglas County Veterans Monument in downtown Castle Rock on June 4. Photos by Ryan Boldrey
county veterans monument installed Eagle sculpture is finishing touch in Castle Rock By Ryan Boldrey
rboldrey@ourcoloradonews. com It took more than six years of planning, thousands of donations and volunteer hours, and the use of a local crane, but the eagle has landed in downtown Castle Rock. Weighing in at 900 pounds, a bronze eagle, sculpted by Bill Hueg of Westminster, is hoisting an American flag that rises above a globe. On June 4, with the guidance of three men, it was placed carefully on a granite-coated steel and concrete base to complete the $170,000 Douglas County Veterans Monument.
The Douglas County Veterans Monument was unveiled June 4 just north of the Wilcox Building in downtown Castle Rock. The monument features the official seals for the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Merchant Marine and Coast Guard. “Six years, I’ve been waiting for this day,” said World War II veteran Lou Zoghby, a longtime member of the monument
foundation’s board of directors. “This is for all the veterans past, present and future in the entire county. … What better symbol
to depict all of our different branches of service than the eagle.” The six-sided monument, at the southwest corner of Wilcox and Fourth streets, is embossed with six seals recognizing the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Merchant Marine and Navy. There are also two plaques on the monument. One of them honors those killed in action and reads, “In honor and respect for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. You will always be remembered.” “When we picked this design out of the 14 designs that were submitted, we picked it from a sketch, and little did I realize what it would look like in its full 3D form,” said Henry Bohne, a Korean War veteran and chairman of the foundation board. Veterans continues on Page 4
A year after toughening regulations for sexually oriented businesses, the Lone Tree City Council on June 4 adopted a still more specific set of rules for such retailers. The change comes a year after Fascinations adult store tried to open in the city’s Entertainment District, later suing the city in federal court for a hasty change in ordinances that blocked the plan. The case has not been settled. At first blush, the new restrictions appear at odds with one another; one gives strip clubs, adult bookstores and similar businesses an area in which to operate, and the other sets requirements for them. But they are crafted to meet constitutional requirements governing free speech, while restricting what goes on within the walls of sexually oriented businesses. It’s the most severe approach Lone Tree can take short of banning the operations entirely, said an attorney who specializes in adult business regulations. “I think this city has adopted the best laws it can get,” said Tennessee-based Scott Bergthold, the $250-an-hour special counsel whom Lone Tree hired to help write the ordinances and flew in for the June 4 meeting. “You meet the constitutional standard. If you’re so restrictive the courts have said you don’t have alternative sites, it will be struck down.” In cities where heavy-handed ordinances were defeated, adult retailers typically can build wherever they choose — a scenario Lone Tree never wants to face. “We are obligated to zone for these folks,” Mayor Jim Gunning said. “Nobody wants to zone for this. We have no choice.” “It’s sort of like a doctor saying, ‘You have cancer. The good news is, you can put it in your body wherever you want,’” Bergthold Ban continues on Page 22
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Art opens windows as dementia closes doors Her intense blue eyes study the watercolor sitting on the table before her. “The lipstick is not good,” she says. Her voice is as fragile as Sue Rhodes looks. She is a delicate, 87-year-old woman with dark gray, chin-length hair, thin shoulders slightly bowed. Her right hand trembles as she scrutinizes the painting, a profile of a woman with a Lois Lane hairstyle, bright red lips and a soft pink blouse. “This looks like ladies in the ’40s and ’50s,” says Lisa Hut, a volunteer artist sitting next to Sue. “Think of a name for it. Does it remind you of anybody?” “No, but I’ll do what you tell me to do.” “I’m not going to tell you to do anything,” Lisa says gently. Sue glances at her painting again. “It looks all right, like that.” “How about a story? Does it make you think of anything?” “She did so-and-so.” “I wonder what so-and-so is,” Lisa muses. Sue takes her brush and slowly deepens the pink edges of the blouse. Then she holds up the painting. “Oh, my gosh,” Lisa says. “It looks so good.” Sue nods softly. She smiles. Lisa: “She looks happy to me.” “She does to me, too,” Sue says, “except …” And her voice trails away as she begins another painting, her mind, perhaps, chasing a fleeting memory. The light-filled room is replete with remembrances, some unwittingly captured on paintings scattered across the tables, others flitting in and out, coming close, teasing their owners but then darting away. The eight men and women, in their 70s and 80s, work intently, dipping brushes into Styrofoam cups of water, swirling them into the chosen hue of their watercolor paints, then stroking the color onto paper. Intermittent conversation and laughter interrupt the tranquility. They are grandmothers and grandfathers, a hydrologist, a children’s vocational nurse, a dentist, an FBI secretary. All in varying stages of dementia or Alzheimer’s, they share the painful reality of a fading mind. They’ve come to their weekly painting class, where they sometimes discover lost memories, but always find companionship and joy and moments of peace. “So much of this disease is hard and sad,” says Sara Spaulding, spokesperson
for the Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado, whose husband died at 63 in 2010 of Younger Onset Alzheimer’s after battling the disease for 10 years. “This program, however, offers light and laughter … not only to the participants but for their families.” The program is Memories in the Making. It provides archival supplies — the same brushes, paints and 140-pound paper used by professional artists — to participants, who with guidance from volunteer artists, create art that often correlates to hidden memories. Research shows short-term memory generally declines first, while the part of the brain associated with distant memories is often the last to go. Art and music are among the few ways a patient — whose confusion has impaired verbal skills — can still communicate. “They have a point of contact,” Spaulding says. “They’re not able to really remember family and friends. But looking at the art … they’re talking to the volunteers, to each other. It keeps the brain active. That socialization is really important. Then there’s the self-esteem. They have a purpose — to come to class to create something.” The volunteer artists don’t do any of the work. They might help a hand close around a brush or suggest direction. But “we never draw a line,” says Lisa, who volunteers at Emeritus Denver, a care facility in southwest Denver, one of 45 in the metro Denver-Boulder area that offers the program. Kim Franklin runs Memories in the Making at Emeritus Denver. A former hairstylist who worked her way from styling residents’ hair to life enrichment director, she believes God brought her here to help guide residents “through their final journey home.” “I put myself in their shoes,” she says. “Can you imagine at 88 years old, going to a door and it’s locked and you can’t get out? Healey continues on Page 6
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County seeks transportation funding Grant would provide benefit to seniors, disabled By Ryan Boldrey
firstname.lastname@example.org Transportation for seniors and those with disabilities in Douglas County may be getting a much-needed boost in the near future. With unanimous support from the county commissioners, the county is applying for a grant that would increase transportation funding in nonRTD areas by $622,464 for a two-year period covering 2014 and 2015. The county would provide a 26 percent match of $162,120, while the federal grant share would be $460,344. “Transit in Douglas County is a challenge and a lot of it has to do with the fact that we are on the edge of the Denver metro area and our communities are so spread out,” said District 3 Commissioner Jill Repella. “We are working on it. We are continuing to work on it and this is part of that challenge.” Perhaps the biggest challenge the county faces is that it has one of the
fastest growing senior populations in the country, and between 2009 and 2011 it saw its transportation funding cut dramatically due to the recession. In 2009, according to county documents, approximately 150,000 oneway trips were provided in non-RTD service areas to seniors and those with disabilities. That number dropped to 23,000 in 2011 due to a loss of funding. With some help from a Federal Transit Administration grant, it increased to 40,000 in 2012. “Part of the challenge is we are playing catch-up, trying to get ourselves back to the level of transit services that we were providing previously,” said Jennifer Eby, the county’s community and resource services manager. “We are working with all the different partners and certainly everybody has been really stepping up and collaborating well to increase the number of rides this year.” The county is the lead partner of the 21-organization Local Coordinating Council which includes transit providers, community-based organizations and each of the county’s municipal jurisdictions. The LCC consists of a volunteer driver program, the
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Lone Tree’s RidgeGate community prides itself on its walkability. The trail system includes a tunnel under RidgeGate Parkway. Photo by Jane Reuter
Walkable RidgeGate left out bike lanes City says plans could change as community expands By Jane Reuter
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RidgeGate prides itself on its walkability. It offers the soft-surface trails of Bluffs Regional Park; wide, concrete sidewalks linking neighborhoods and parks; and a tunnel under RidgeGate Parkway whose archway bears the carved words “Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time.” But the streets of Lone Tree’s still-developing “new urbanism” community have no bike lanes, an absence city officials say could be filled as RidgeGate’s larger, east side begins to take shape. “I think we’re going have some more discussion about what’s going to happen on the east side,” Lone Tree Public Works Director John Cotten said. “That’s kind of a clean slate right now. A new set of street standards will need to be approved.” RidgeGate’s west side, south of Interstate 25 and Lincoln Avenue, rapidly is approaching build-out, but the bulk of the 6-squaremile new-urban-style community will be east of Interstate 25. On the west side, RidgeGate’s developers chose a “share-the-road” approach instead of creating bike lanes. Development manager Darryl Jones sat
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to fund a tunnel under Lincoln failed, though Gunning said the future construction of a light rail bridge over the street might clear the way for a multi-modal overpass. “We’ll do the best we can to see where
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“There are so many feelings. I just can’t put it into words.” Bohne estimates there are between 28,000 and 30,000 veterans living in Douglas County today, about 10,000 more veterans than there were citizens in the county when he moved to Parker in 1978. The monument, he said, is for all of them. But if not for donations, it never would have been possible, he said. With only a handful of donations that came in at more than $1,000, it was the smaller donations and citizens such as South Ridge Elementary School sixth-grader Jaydon Pinon — who
on a city-created transportation committee several years ago, and said he learned through information presented there that bike lanes don’t offer cyclists any guarantees. “There’s a perception if you’re in a bike lane you’re protected,” he said. “That’s not necessarily the case. These lanes typically are against the curb and don’t get swept. Bicyclists can hit those and fall. Secondly, what happens at an intersection? There’s a lack of clarity (between drivers and cyclists),” Jones said. “Because of those intrinsic safety issues, the approach was one that is used in most cities, and that is a sharethe-road approach. “Subsequently, we never striped any of our streets to provide a dedicated bike lane.” Jones noted RidgeGate invested heavily to build trails and tunnels under some of RidgeGate’s streets to separate pedestrians and bicycles from vehicles. “If you’re a road biker, you may not like that trail,” he said. “We can’t provide a separate system for off-road and road bikers.” Jones said there are multiple factors to consider before adding bicycle lanes into its future street designs. “Building wider roads, obviously, would take up more land,” he said. “Even if (cycling) is a growing trend, what is that trend and demand in relation to the greater population?”
we can do things into the future,” Gunning said. “It always stays on the radar because it’s important to us.” Public Works Director John Cotten said slower, family-variety riders and road cyclists present different challenges. “We’re kind of looking at it as two-part thing,” he said. “We’re never going to make everyone happy, but we are going to try and create a way for the majority of people to be able to get where they want to go.”
raised $526 selling chocolate bars — that saw the project through to fruition. And don’t think just because the mission has been accomplished, the Douglas County Veterans Memorial Foundation is ready to break up the band. The foundation will host its second annual poker run June 30 and raffle off a Harley-Davidson motorcycle valued at $21,000. “We want to do some philanthropic things,” said Vietnam veteran and board member Bob Rotruck. “If a veteran needs help with his house, or needs a service dog, or we can do a scholarship for his kids. We’re not done just because the sculpture is up.” For more information about the poker run or the foundation, please visit the website at www.dcvmf.org. There will be a formal monument dedication on-site at 10 a.m. Aug. 3.
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Measles cases linked to south metro area Second individual visited several locations during infectious phase By Jane Reuter
firstname.lastname@example.org Two rare cases of measles have been diagnosed in south suburban Denver, and the second infected individual may have exposed other people after visiting several public places in Lone Tree, Centennial, Cherry Hills Village, Highlands Ranch and Littleton. A Sky Ridge Medical Center doctor diagnosed the first case of measles in a patient there in late May. The second individual, who was exposed to the first man, tested positive for the virus June 4. During the infectious phase, the second person visited the following places, potentially exposing unvaccinated individuals: • Lone Tree Medical Plaza, 9695 S. Yosemite St., Lone Tree, between June 3 and 6 • Kent Denver School’s middle school graduation at the Anschutz Theatre, 4000 E. Quincy Ave., Cherry Hills Village, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 3 • Hodsons Bar & Grill, 6851 S. Gaylord St., Centennial, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. June 3 • Christ Lutheran Church, 8997 S. Broadway, Highlands Ranch, from 6 to 9 p.m. June 3 • Highlands Ranch Orthodontics, 1420 W. Canal Court, Littleton, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. June 5 Ninety percent of U.S. citizens are vaccinated against measles, and Sky Ridge chief medical officer Dr. David Markenson said
“there isn’t really a risk” for that vast majority of the population. “Unfortunately, vaccination coverage levels in Colorado are not as high as we would like them to be,” said state epidemiologist Dr. Lisa Miller. “With a second case of measles and fairly wide exposure, we could be seeing additional cases of measles in our community. Now is the time to check your immunizations and make sure you and your family are protected.” The first case was diagnosed in a man who traveled to Denver from India, seeking treatment at Sky Ridge. The man was admitted for several days, and Markenson said Sky Ridge took “symptom-based precautions” during his stay. Sky Ridge informed not only the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, but staff and many patients at the hospital between May 25 and 27, he said. Visitors to the hospital during those dates may also have been exposed. Those who suspect they may have measles are urged to call a health-care provider before going to a medical office or emergency room. Special arrangements may need to be made before an examination to protect other patients and medical staff from possible infection. Measles is an airborne contagion, spread through the spray droplets in sneezes or coughs or on surfaces. Symptoms include fever, cough, runny nose, red, watery eyes and a rash that usually begins on the face and spreads to hands and feet. Although it was declared eliminated from the U.S. in 2000, 66 cases of measles were reported in 2005, more than half linked to a single unvaccinated individual infected during a visit to Romania.
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Gavin Burkholder, left, and his sister Dana, right, watch as Rob Burkholder makes a shot during the June 8 Wellspring Charity Mini Golf Tournament at Go Putt! The Lone Tree event raised $2,700 for the nonprofit. The Wellspring Community assists developmentally disabled adults. Photo by Jane Reuter
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I just want to give them that dignity here …. They kind of go into another world when they’re painting.” John George looks at a photograph of an old Lincoln as he dips his brush into the black circle of paint in his watercolor box. John, once a hydrologist, is 82 with a deep gravelly voice and a gray mustache that matches his hair. “I’m not much of an artist,” he says. “I just go slow.” He peers through his glasses, comparing the painting to the photograph. “I’m just transferring some data from that nice photograph to something less than nice. I’m trying to figure out what to do with the grill.” He hums, a throaty low rumble, and dabs his brush on a paper towel. “This is not gray enough,” he says of the grill. Then: “It’s fun to fool around. Be sure we’re taking this as seriously as necessary, calling it a fool-around. Paul’s good. Paul’s the talented one of the group.” Paul Schoolcraft sits across the table, a blue cap on his head. He is intently sketching a sailboat in front of a train on a bridge. Various photographs of trains and sailboats are scattered around him as he glances from them to the paper and back again. A former dentist, now 85, he is so focused he doesn’t respond. “How old am I?” John asks in response to a question. “You’re 27,” answers a woman with cottony white hair painting at the next table. Bettie Van Zetten smiles. John laughs. “Turn it around. More like 72. Wait — more like 74!” “Best review,” he says, looking at his painting, “this is a no-talent thing. Patience — patience is more important than talent.” With a little urging from Lisa, John talks about a long-ago passion for cars. “As a young man I worked on cars,” he tells her. “That was the only way you could keep them running.” A painting he completed some time ago, depicting a lake with a lighthouse, brought back memories of days spent at his grandparents’ lakeside home in Michigan, tales his family hadn’t heard in a while. “We’re able to pull from them these nuggets of memories,” Spaulding says. “It’s a real bright spot for families.” His painting finished, John closes his watercolor box. “You’re an amazing artist,” Lisa says, studying the Lincoln, shaded in varying tones of black against an eddying backdrop of green bushes. “Well,” John says, “thank you. It’s fun.” Not every painting elicits recollections for the artists. And “sometimes, you never know if the stories are true or not,” Lisa says. “But then you get to the point where it doesn’t matter, because it’s true to them.” Although John, who had never picked up a paintbrush before starting the class about 1½ years ago, will say he’s not talented, he is. “He’s a really, really good artist,” Lisa says. He’s so good that two of his paintings
Kim Franklin, life enrichment director at Emeritus Denver, stands with artist John George beside his painting, “The Steer Leader.” Courtesy photos by Lisa Hut were selected for the annual Memories in the Making auction, held last week in Denver. Some 4,000 pieces are submitted from program participants throughout Colorado. Juried by professional artists, about 75 are selected. Some are then paired with 30 professional artists, who choose a piece of artwork and reinterpret it the way they see it. Morrison artist Margaretta Caesar, who paints with oils, has participated for about four years. She still remembers the first time she walked into the exhibition room with tables covered in “magnificent” watercolors. “We were told to find the one that speaks to us. But you look at the mixture of talent — the joy, the passion, the emotion — and on the backs are little stories about their inspirations. You just get so moved by it.” This year, John’s painting of a steer called “The Steer Leader” captured her interest. A longhorn lives not too far from her home. But even more than that connection, “what really grabbed me was the composition. The artist really nailed it …. He had worked very, very hard to capture the color in the background. I just thought the piece was top-notch.” For families, selection of loved ones’ art for the auction, which raises more than $400,000 for the association, is an optimistic moment. “Often the call that comes from a care facility is about a new difficult behavior or yet another loss of skill or memory proving challenging for the staff,” Spaulding says. “The call from one of our volunteers letting them know a watercolor created by mom, dad or a spouse has been selected for the auction brings a moment of joy, and once they see the piece, often of wonder that a loved one created something beautiful with no previous art ability — and warmth for a memory shared.” Before the auction, a tea is held for participants where they see their work displayed. John attended with his wife, Lee. “The Steer Leader” was one of the showcase paintings. “He had a hard time understanding why people were making such a fuss over him,” Lee says. She told him the painting was his.
“But I didn’t do that.” “John, that’s your signature.” John’s big hobby throughout his life had been photography. And, Lee says, he always had a good sense of light and space, which seems to have translated into his new pastime. She’s watched how he enjoys painting. “He’ll spend a long time — his attention is fixed right in the painting the whole time he’s doing it,” she says. “He is amazing.” But John, like many others, doesn’t remember what he paints. Bettie Van Zetten bends toward the paper, concentrating, brushing small black strokes along the outline of an angel, sketched from the small, wooden figure on the table. “Do you think you want to do some blue up here?” Kim Franklin encourages, pointing to the background behind the angel. “More blue sky,” Bettie, 80, agrees. “Not too much. I’ll thin it out.” “See,” Kim says, “you do a good job.” Bettie, her once jet black hair now completely white, blots water off her sky. “See the box there?” Kim asks, pointing to the box cradled in the angel’s hands. “What is the box supposed to be?” Bettie wonders. “I was going to say it’s the FBI’s secrets.” “Oooooh,” several people around the table say. “What color box would the FBI have?” Kim asks. “One of the things about working for the FBI, they were never, ever evil to you.” Bettie leans back and clasps her hands. “They would say, `We are special and so are you.’ ” She holds up the painting. “A red box — all the secrets in there.” And she dips her brush into the red paint. Bettie did work for the FBI in Washington, D.C., and in Denver as a switchboard operator and secretary. She has letters from J. Edgar Hoover commending her for good work and her research and help in the Coors kidnapping case in 1960. The mother of two children, she raised them on her own after a divorce when her oldest, her son Barry, was 10. At one time, she did paint. But what her children
remember most is how she made flower sculptures from discarded aluminum sheets, how she decorated objects with paper cut-outs, how she loved music and even tap-danced. “She was always creating something or trying to create something,” says daughterin-law Eileen Van Zetten, Barry’s wife. Born in Kansas, she traveled with her family to many rural areas during the Great Depression and came to love the outdoors. Her paintings often reflect that inspiration and her deep faith, her family says. “I can see her spirituality in them and her love of the outside,” Eileen says. “For all of us, it’s a way to see that what she’s actually thinking and feeling is beautiful.” For the auction, Bettie’s landscape, a mountain scene draped in blue, gold and green hues that she named “God’s Beauty,” was paired with a photograph from renowned Colorado nature photographer John Fielder. Unbeknownst to event organizers, over the years Bettie had collected just about every Ansel Adams book of nature photographs; son Barry is a huge Fielder fan. So when Eileen and Barry saw her painting next to his photograph, they held hands and cried. “We were both so touched by how this came together, her vision and his vision, and it was almost overwhelming,” Eileen says. “It was one of the most moving things I’ve seen in many years.” For Barry, his mother’s paintings keep them close, Eileen says. “This is like a way of holding onto a piece of something she feels for him.”
Bettie, absorbed in the angel, adds color to a wing. “I’d love to be an artist,” she says. “Wouldn’t it be fun to be an artist?” “OK, Bettie, last thing,” Kim says. “Do you want to do something for the dress?” She hands Bettie the angel so she can feel the wood and understand the texture. “How would I make it?” Bettie asks. Lisa: “We have silver paint.” There is silence as Bettie adds water to black paint. “This looks gray, doesn’t it?” Kim: “Probably if you use less water.” “It’s getting more, more silver.” “So,” says Kim, “every artist names their painting.” Bettie quickly responds. “Good thing I’m not an artist.” The class ends and Bettie, Sue, John, Paul and the others close their watercolor Mem boxes, each labeled with their names. They syst leave quietly, with smiles and goodbyes to each other, and a few hugs for Lisa and imp Kim. On the table is Bettie’s angel. It wears a By J silver-gray dress and holds a red box. The jreut sky behind her is Colorado blue. Kim has written Bettie’s name on the D back, along with the title Bettie gave it: tests “Secrets of the FBI.” Scho ation To contact the Alzheimer’s Association does of Colorado, call 800-272-3900 or go to alz. cally org/co. “N princ Ann Macari Healey’s column about people, said places and issues of everyday life appears “The every other week. She can be reached at those email@example.com or 303-566“O 4110. roun be im N the p dead “W along son s that I thin “I over a sys and of th eryth Bo press Colo
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Departing teachers speak out
Educators cite morale, ‘Teachers are leaving, and parents are starting to realize er changes, environment Great and question what is happening in the district. It’s
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nd Some teachers trace it back to the 2009 or all election of four Republican Party-backed ctucurrent school board members — which they say began a sea change in Douglas County School District operations; others to the failed summer 2012 negotiations between the district and teachers’ union. But all departing teachers who spoke about ogratheir reasons for leaving point to changes ent initiated by the district’s current board and oladministration. ook Teachers said they’re not opposed to the uge idea of education reform, or all of DCSD’s new policies. The changes simply are coming too fast, with too little explanation, they held say. Following are a few words from several his departing teachers. n, en ings John Kissingford Chaparral High School English teacher ep and department chair, accepted a new way position in the Ouray School District. Ten he years in DCSD. Rated “highly effective.” “I’m more heartbroken about the direction the district has gone than personally color frustrated. The administration has created such a toxic atmosphere, such an adversarial relationship between teachers and administration, and frankly, such an atmoDo sphere of fear. It’s a heartbreaker. “While I and many teachers really feel s?” eel like a lot of the reforms are valid, (the) means of implementation has been so heavy-handed and so autocratic that there are huge structural problems. It pushed me to out the door. Since the union now is effectively disempowered, we feel like we have no voice in these decisions. Much of this agenda could have been enacted effectively .” in a collaborative way with teachers.
Debby Smith, sixth-grade teacher “I would say somewhere between 80 and 90 percent of seasoned teachers would leave this district if they financially could. Most people cannot afford to take a huge pay cut. I’m going to take an enormous pay cut.”
Highlands Ranch High School theater teacher, retiring early. Fifteen years in DCSD. Rated “effective.” “The district people are very good at packaging everything very nicely and making it look good. Whenever the district speaks, they say the emperor has clothes on and we’re saying, `No, he doesn’t.’ We in the trenches know how bad things are, how things are falling apart. “The district wants to put all this on the union. That’s bull hockey; that’s just a diversion. I love my students. I’m just done with the whole bureaucracy.”
Flagstone Elementary School sixthgrade teacher, accepted a position in Cherry Creek School District. Fifteen years in DCSD. Rated “highly effective.” “I want to be somewhere where the first and last question we ask is, `What is best for kids?’ I don’t feel like that question is being asked anymore in our district. The first question seems to be about, `We’ve got to be the first ones in the nation doing this.’ It seems kids have been taken out of the picture.
“The evaluations, which seemed to continue to change throughout the year, the salary bands, the market pay — it doesn’t make me feel respected as an educator. “Part of me is saying that, sadly, leaving is possibly one of the best ways I can fight. Teachers are leaving, and parents are starting to realize and question what is happening in the district. It’s personal now.”
Acres Green Elementary School art teacher, retiring early. Eighteen years in DCSD. Rated “highly effective.” “The change happened when (John) Carson, (Doug) Benevento, Meghann (Silverthorn) and Justin Williams were elected to the board. It has been steadily going downhill since. The real slap in the face came when the district refused to work with the union. What’s happening at the district office and the board of education — the trust is totally gone. “Working with the kids is where we get the strokes we need to continue. I could (teach) for a long time yet, but I don’t want to work for that board of education anymore.”
ThunderRidge High School social studies teacher, accepted a job with Littleton Public Schools. Four years in DCSD. Rated “effective.” “For me, the biggest concern would be that these reforms they’re pushing here are
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Despite the controversy and protests sparked by the Douglas County School District’s new teacher evaluations, board president John Carson on doesn’t believe the program is intrinsialz. cally flawed. “No. I have great confidence in the principals of our school district,” he ple, said of the program DCSD created. rs “They’re the ultimate deliverers of those ratings. 566“Obviously, this is the first goround. If there are areas that need to be improved, we’ll improve that.” Nor does he regret implementing the program a year before the state deadline for new teacher evaluations. “We’re not interested in plodding along on important innovations,” Carson said. “We think we have a system that we can build on as we go forward. I think we did the right thing. “I think it’s a vast improvement over what we had, which was basically a system in which everybody is rated and paid exactly the same, regardless of their teaching skills. We will base everything on performance and results.” Board members said they were pressed to roll out the system under Colorado Senate Bill 191, which re-
quires new evaluations statewide. It allows districts to create their own evaluations — as DCSD did — instead of using the Colorado Department of Education’s model. But Senate Bill 191 doesn’t require full implementation of the new evaluations until the 2013-14 school year. The CDE is piloting its Colorado Model Evaluation System for two years before putting it into action this fall. Instead of piloting its program or waiting another year, DCSD rolled theirs out during the just-concluded academic year. “The alternative was to take the state system,” Carson said. “You talk about a lack of understanding and bureaucracy — the state’s was much more convoluted and complex. We chose to develop our own. I think in the long run that’s going to be viewed as a very smart decision.” In the short run, it’s triggered high emotion among parents, students and staff at some schools, and contributed to the loss of several teachers who cite the evaluations among their deciding factors. DCSD’s system assigns teachers a rating ranging from “highly effective” to “partially effective,” and ties pay increases to those results. Though percentages will vary based on several points, the district says all teachers will get some boost in compensation. About 15 percent of teachers district-wide received “highly effective” ratings, with the vast majority — 71 percent — rated “effective.”
Results weren’t consistent throughout the district. In Highlands Ranch, longtime Trailblazer Elementary principal Linda Schneider gave 70 percent of her staff “highly effective” ratings, while new Saddle Ranch Elementary principal Ryan Craven didn’t assign that designation to any of his teachers. At least two schools reported a seemingly disproportionate percentage of “partially effective” results. School board vice president Kevin Larsen said those deviations can’t be ignored. “The evaluations have to be accurate to make it work,” he said. “It’s absolutely our goal to look throughout the system and say, `Were these done with consistency and integrity?’, no matter if they’re high or low. I think in this first year, we have to examine what went well, what can be improved, and make this continue to be a better system going forward.” School board member Meghann Silverthorn agreed. “I do recognize this is a not a perfect instrument and we need to make changes,” she said. “I think the lessons learned are extremely valuable. While I don’t think it was ideal, I think the way we did it was basically necessary. Implementing a change in public policy is always a challenge.” Larsen said he’d like to set up community meetings before the new school year begins to further explain the changes. Carson and Silverthorn said they also are open to such meetings.
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not going to do anything to improve teaching and learning in this district. Teachers here are under attack. Public education in general is under attack. “Another big issue for me is the climate and morale in this district is just horrible. My first year here was the first year of this current board, and at that time, DCSD was what I call a destination district for teachers. Clearly, that’s changed. It’s not just how many teachers are leaving, but who they are — the quality and experience. These are teachers I never thought would leave.”
Clear Sky Elementary kindergarten teacher, leaving the teaching profession. Nine years in DCSD. Rated “effective.” “It was such a hard decision because I love the kids. But I cannot work for a district that just philosophically goes against my beliefs. “It’s the way things are presented; they have thrown stuff at us. A good teacher always lets students help the process of what they’re going to learn about because they have buy-in and they think they had a say in the manner. They don’t take that into consideration. There’s a wall coming up between teachers and the district. Eventually kids will suffer.”
Flagstone Elementary learning specialist, accepted a job with Littleton Public Schools. Six years in DCSD. Rated “effective.” “There’s a lot of turmoil district-wide and it was really interfering with my teaching. I feel like it’s coming from the district level and how much change they’ve put in place. It doesn’t feel like change that’s best for kids. “More so than money, I’m going to Littleton for the support they’re offering me. I’m looking forward to the change, but I don’t think I’ll ever find teachers as great as these.”
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Happy Father’s Day from an imperfect dad This past year has been very enlightening for me as I look back over the past 12 months and remember how I reacted or responded to the trivial as well as the major challenges and opportunities presented to me by my children. Some may argue that the larger issues or problems are still really just small or trivial in most cases and just blown out of proportion by an over-reactive father or parent. And I would have to plead guilty as charged. And as I recall conversations with other parents over the past year I have been reminded that it’s not just my children who get into trouble or make mistakes, it seems as though we have raised an entire generation of trouble-seeking and mistake-prone children as my friends and neighbors all share similar stories. That old saying, “misery loves company,” could apply here, but I really have found no comfort in thinking about it that way.
I love my children dearly, and I would have to agree that in most cases I could have responded better instead of over-reacting and making things worse or underreacting and not doing enough. The life lesson in this for me is to learn how to take the time to respond instead of react. I know they sound very similar and some would say that they mean the very same thing. The difference, I believe, is found in the way we think about each word.
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How do you travel with kids or pets? Colorado Community Media asked four people in the Arapahoe Lake neighbor-
hood for their best tip on traveling by car or plane with kids or pets.
“Entertainment. Entertainment. Entertainment. And keep it charged.” — Elizabeth Price, Englewood
“I try to make sure we’re all prepared before we even leave the house. Everyone is fed, has all their stuff … and then I pack blankets, pillows, snacks and water.” — Jodi Page, Englewood
“Be aware of the temperature inside the car. … If you have to stop, make it brief, park in the shade, crack the window and always have fresh water for the animal.” — Jody Schmidt, Lone Tree
“I don’t really travel with my pets, but I do think it’s important to always leave them in good, dependable hands and with someone you trust.” — Mark Wienckowski, Wautoma, Wis.
That’s not what I’m talking about I have no idea when “I have no idea” replaced “I’m not sure.” Most of the time when we say we have no idea we do have an idea, but “I’m not sure” is simply not as melodramatic. All I know is that I am tired of hearing “I have no idea.” I am at the end of my rope. I am at my wits’ end. It has become another “overly conventionalized linguistic expression,” and nearly a cliché by now. Most things that are said, you know, over and over become annoying, at least to a few of us who listen when someone is talking. What would you think of anyone other than Rodney Dangerfield who started every thought with “I have no idea”? Rodney could get away with it, because he would tug at his necktie, jerk his head, and say, “I was so ugly when I was born that the doctor slapped my mother.” Elocution has gone the way of handwriting. Most of us no talk so good no more. We get by, because it’s no longer expected to be any better. Ah, but when it occurs it can be wonderful. There are some things that are said over and over that I never get tired of hearing. For one, “I love you.” Unless it’s from Mr. Holly Martins in area rugs. We resort to clichés because they are familiar, handy, and readily understood. Few of us have a gift for making ourselves understood without them. That’s what I’m talking about. That’s one of them right there. It was somewhat clever 10 years ago. Now it’s a nuisance. The French gave us the word “cliché.” It comes from typesetting, and the reuse of single slug of metal for phrases that were used repeatedly. “A cliché is often a vivid depiction of an abstraction that relies upon analogy or exaggeration for effect, often drawn from everyday experience,” a Wikipedia entry says. “Used sparingly, they may succeed, however, the use of a cliché in writing or speech is generally considered a mark of
inexperience or a lack of originality.” It’s not rocket surgery. It’s been a hard day’s night. Abstinence makes the heart grow fonder. See? Clichés and other phrases can be turned around, inverted, and even made into a malaprop (another column). Shakespeare referred to the “comprehension of two auspicious characters.” There is a song, “Please Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood,” and few of us want to be misunderstood, so it’s much easier to speak the tried and true (like “tried and true”) than to go out on a limb (there’s another) and offer something obtuse. But it can be fun when you connect, and the more you try to connect the dots (another) the better your chances are. You can’t win if you don’t play, although Fran Lebowitz said she has the same chances of winning the lottery whether she plays or not. I once quoted Wayne Gretzky at an AA meeting, “You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take,” and later thought that was a mistake. Words and phrases sometimes cross over from our occasional use to habitual use, and some of us don’t even know it, or seem to mind, that they can be mindnumbing. If I hear the word “transparency” one more time, applied to the IRS, for example, I will have an ax to grind. But it occurred to me that it might be kind of nice to be the father of a cliché, to Smith continues on Page 11
If we were to get sick and our doctor prescribed a medication that caused us to break out in a rash or some other side effect, it could be said that we are having a “negative reaction” to the medication. Conversely, if we were prescribed that same medication and started improving immediately, we would say we were “responding favorably” to the medication. And as a dad, I can look back over the past 12 months as well as an entire lifetime and remember all the little mistakes and huge errors I have made. And thankfully my children have not over-reacted, they have simply responded and loved me and forgiven me in the same way that I have loved and forgiven them. That is the wonderful thing about forgiveness, it goes both ways, and it goes such a long way in building and sustaining loving relationships with our family and friends. And forgiveness costs us nothing when we give it, but costs us everything
when we withhold it. If you are one of those dads or parents that I have spoken with or exchanged emails with or that just feels like you have had a brutally tough year with a noncompliant child, trouble-attracting teen, or mistake-magnet kid, just remember that as big as each of those challenges seem, at the end of the day they are all just trivial. And it’s not about how we react, it is how we choose to respond, love and forgive that will be the difference-maker in all of our relationships. Happy Father’s Day! I would love to hear all about how your Father’s Day weekend goes at firstname.lastname@example.org, and let’s respond our way to a better than good week. Michael Norton, a resident of Highlands Ranch, is the former president of the Zig Ziglar organization and CEO and founder of www.candogo.com
Littleton provides vibrant model For my entire life, I have called the Greater Littleton Community home. Before the strip malls and the incorporation of other parts of Arapahoe County, before even the idea of Highlands Ranch, thousands of us were going to church, shopping and living in Littleton. Some of my fondest memories include fishing with my father at Sterne and Ketring Parks, walking in the homecoming parade, and graduating from Littleton High School where my daughters now attend school. When first elected as an Arapahoe County commissioner, I drove by the original, historic county courthouse (where I received a curfew ticket as a teenager) on my way to be sworn in at the County Administration Building in Littleton, the county seat. I learned that the county owned the then-vacant building, so I asked about the history of the building and took a tour. It quickly became apparent that one of the most important things the county could do was to save that building. We had to restore part of our past in order to build a stronger future. The City of Littleton now has a beautifully restored courthouse thanks to our efforts. I’ve now been directly and professionally involved for over 16 years in the economic health of our county seat, the City of Littleton. I love its people, history and tradition, and I have become heavily involved in areas where citizens and government need to work together to ensure the city’s continued success, including the city’s changing demographics, its cultural norms, the strength of its commercial base, its transportation routes, and its neighborhoods. The city’s future is brighter today than I have ever seen it. Littleton has the
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potential to achieve an elegant balance between respect for its culture and tradition as a historic city (not just a suburb of Denver) and the critical role Littleton plays in one of the nation’s premier metropolitan areas, Denver. A spotlight is now focused on Colorado, particularly South Metro Denver. We’ve become the top destination in the country for young professionals to live and work, with major companies expanding and moving here. Littleton is responding accordingly with a variety of new residential and commercial growth. The Littleton City Council made a wise decision by hiring Michael Penny as city manager. Michael is an energetic, competent and hard-working professional. He and his staff have embarked on a series of long-range planning, communication and economic-development initiatives to improve the quality of life for our city’s residents, and we are beginning to see the fruits of their vision and labor. The economy over the last four years has proven difficult for many in our community, both in business and in our neighborhoods, but we now have the potential to grow responsibly Brackney continues on Page 11
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CLUBS IN YOUR COMMUNITY EDITOR’S NOTE: To add or update your club listing, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, Attn: Voice. POLITICAL DOUGLAS COUNTY Democrats executive committee meets at 7 p.m. every first Tuesday at various sites. Contact Ralph Jollensten at 303-663-1286 or e-mail email@example.com. Social discussion meetings are in Highlands Ranch, Castle Rock and Parker-Lone Tree. Visit douglasdemocrats.org and click on calendar for more information. DOUGLAS COUNTY Republican Women meet at 11 a.m. the
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and significantly. For example, as part of the city’s economic planning efforts, Littleton recently approved an economic development incentive for Breckenridge Brewery. The South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce is taking this a step further and working with the county to evaluate the possibility of waiving the county’s portion of the oppressive business personal property tax that they have jurisdiction over.
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Garage organization 101:
Stage all parts of your home when selling W
hen putting your house on the market, a properly staged garage can make all the difference! Garages are highly coveted across the country, offering a space to park a car and protect it from the elements, however, they tend to become the official catch-all of a home. When an item cannot be crammed into a hiding space elsewhere, it often ends up dumped into the garage. Organizing a garage will take some time. An entire weekend or two consecutive days may be necessary depending on the level of disarray. Taking everything out of the garage and going through the sorting process may take the most time. When sorting, separate any broken items, which can immediately be put at the curb for trash or recycle pick-up. Examine things that you have not used in some time. If you haven’t missed it, there’s a good chance that you can discard the item or donate it. Create separate piles for donations and trash. Move the items that will be kept into a separate pile. After all of the trash and donations are removed from the premises, then you can look at what is remaining and begin planning out a more organized storage system. There may be things in
the “keep” pile that are simply out of place in the garage and may be better stored elsewhere. Think about which items can be moved to a basement or attic because of their infrequency of use, such as holiday decorations, suitcases, and collectibles. You may prefer to move lawn and garden items out of the garage and into a shed in the
Even a home that looks neat from the outside may be housing a disorganized mess behind the garage door.
backyard. After completing the sorting process, look at the garage as a blank space and measure out the room that you have. This will provide an empty canvas as a starting off point. To maximize the amount
of space you have as a work area or a place to park your car, invest in as many tools as possible to utilize vertical space. Shelving, hooks and cabinetry will take things off of the floor, while storage units with doors can hide items that lack aesthetic ap-
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and create a design that will be functional and neat. Potential buyers will notice this organization, better allowing them to see their belongings in this space. Take the opportunity while the garage is empty to give walls and floors a fresh coat of paint and improve the lighting in the garage. A brighter garage makes for a better work station.
For those who can use a little extra help, there are professional garage organization companies that can come in and install custom cabinetry and work surfaces. This can raise the value of your home, too. Organizing a garage can be tedious, but the reward is ultimately worth the effort. ■ Metro Creative Services
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Feet got wet in Castle Rock’s Plum Creek on June 8 as spectators took in the annual Ducky Derby.
Ducky Derby helps raise thousands of dollars for the Castle Rock and Castle Pines Rotary Clubs each year, as toy ducks race down Plum Creek. The winning three ducks bring cash prizes to three lucky individuals.
Photos by Ryan boldRey Plum Creek was the place to be June 8 in Castle Rock as more than 4,000 people flocked to the watercourse to watch 8,000 toy ducks race the rapids. Ducky Derby, an annual fundraiser for the Castle Pines and Castle Rock Rotary Clubs, raised more than $30,000. Three lucky winners took home cash prizes based on their duck picks, with the first-place winner collecting $2,000.
Three generations meet nature’s miracle ‘Baby’ explores reactions to world of pregnancy By Sonya Ellingboe
email@example.com What a joy it is to see this little gem of a musical — “Baby” — with its lovely score and clever lyrics, played by a top-notch cast. Cherry Creek Theatre has scored again! “Baby,” with book by Sybil Pearson, based on a story developed with Susan Yankowitz, music by David Shire and lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr., is a pleasing contrast to the prevailing mega-musicals that are on the road. But is does mean each actor must shine — and they do. Three couples each expect a baby and have different reactions and subsequent stories. An ensemble fills in assorted other roles with skill. Director Pat Payne has pulled the production into a fine-tuned package in the attractive but limited space at Shaver Ramsey Rug Showroom, with a pair of pianos tucked to the side and production logistics enhanced by veteran designer/director Richard Pegg. Choreography by Piper Arpan is low-key and fits the space. Alan and Arlene (Brian Walker Smith and
if you go “Baby” plays through June 23 at Shaver-Ramsey Showroom, 2414 East Third Ave., Denver. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 6:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $28/$25. 303-800-6578, cherrycreektheatre. org. (We’d suggest advance reservations on this one as seating is limited.)
You can enjoy a night in historic Lower Downtown, walk the neighborhood and enjoy small bites of the restaurants’ fare during LoDo Bites. At each stop, participants will enjoy varied cuisines with some restaurants offering select wine, drink specials and signature desserts. This popular annual event in LoDo will return on June 25 from 5 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $35 in advance, $45 the day of the event. Group sales are available at a discounted price of $30 sold in blocks of 10. Or you may mail a check to: LoDo District, Inc., 1616 17th St., Suite 478, Denver, CO 80202. Make checks payable to: LoDo District, Inc. Your ticket assigns you a restaurant indicating where to begin your tour. From there, you have up to four hours to sample the fare of 25 LoDo restaurants, bite by bite. Limited tickets will be sold, so don’t miss out on this hot ticket. Participating restaurants for the event, sponsored by LoDo District, Inc., include some of Denver’s finest, such as Bistro Vendome, Euclid Hall, Coohills, TAG, The Squeaky Bean and Vesta Dipping Grill. Visit www.lodobites.com/index.html to learn more about LoDo Bites or check out all 20 of LoDo’s finest dining venues.
Elway’s is flying high
Elway’s DIA opened for airport travelers on June 10. Here are the facts: Elway’s opened at the Center Court on Concourse B at Denver International Airport. The opening coincided with United Airlines’ maiden flight from Denver to Tokyo. Elway’s DIA, the fourth location for the steakhouse chain (the original in Cherry Creek, Downtown at the Ritz-Carlton and in Vail), will be open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant will seat approximately 147 guests, with a main dining area, bar seating and a patio.
Brian Walker Smith and Megan Van De Hay play Alan and Arlene in Cherry Creek Theatre’s production of “Baby.” Courtesy photo by Denver MindMedia Megan Van De Hay) are a mature couple with three grown daughters. She is alarmed and contemplating abortion, while he is thrilled at the prospect of a tiny new family member. Nick and Pam (Scott Severtson and Shannon Steele) are 30-something active sports people who are having trouble conceiving, and college juniors Danny and Lizzie (Drew Hirschenboeck and Emily Ann Luhrs) have just moved in together are not ready for a child — but adjust their lives and
ambitions in quite mature ways. Each of these characters is presented with depth and skill, which makes an evening of satisfying theater. Many in the audience will relate to some part of these stories. Each story is appealing, touching and, in particular, about love, without being cloyingly sweet. The ensemble fills in assorted characters, notably Ben Dicke’s doctor who tries to advise Nick and Pam in a particularly inept manner.
Michael Jackson fans won’t want to miss The Ultimate Thriller — The Michael Jackson Tribute on June 21 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. The concert is crafted from the best sets, costumes, dance moves and musical arrangements of the Bad and Dangerous tours. The Ultimate Thriller presents an enduring tribute to the King of Pop. The Ultimate Thriller will take audiences through a Jackson music repertoire including “Jam,” “I’ll Be There,” “Rock With You,” “Black or White,” “Bad,” “Beat It,” “Billie Jean,” “Thriller,” “Man in the Mirror” and more. To sample music and video on the band, go to www.theultimatethriller.com/ promoter. Tickets are $32 for general admission (plus service charges) at www. ticketmaster.com, or to charge by phone call 303-296-1212. Penny Parker’s “Mile High Life” column gives insights into the best events, restaurants, businesses, parties and people throughout the metro area. Parker also writes for Blacktie-Colorado.com. You can subscribe and read her columns (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) at www.pennyparker.blacktie-colorado.com. Send her Mile High Life column tips and eavesdroppings at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 303-6195209.
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Fawlty Towers Hotel has room for laughs British TV farce onstage in Denver By Sonya Ellingboe
email@example.com Time: 1977; place: Fawlty Towers, a Victorian hotel in Torquay, England, operated by one Basil Fawlty and his wife, Sybil. Four segments of the popular British TV series, written by John Cleese (Monty Python) and Connie Booth, are packaged for an onstage visit with cranky Basil Fawlty and his various guests and staff. Acts are called “Hotel Inspectors,” “The Anniversary,” “Communication Problems” (my favorite) and “Waldorf Salad.” All take place on Colin Roybal’s two-story Victorian set — quite a feat in the small Bug Theatre where Equinox Theatre Company performs. Director Shannon McCarthy manages to move a large cast in, out, up and down with considerable skill, although some scenes are so busy, they are hard to follow. But silliness reigns throughout, so one just rolls with it. Matt Maxwell’s quarrelsome Basil Fawl-
Matt Maxwell (Basil Fawlty) and Natasha Gleichman (assistant Polly Sherman) perform in Equinox Theatre Company’s “A Night at Fawlty Towers.” Courtesy photo by Denver MindMedia ty manages to be uniformly rude to all his guests and gets similar treatment from forceful Mrs. Richards (Carole Maschka),
who issues orders and doesn’t want to turn on her hearing aid because it will run down the batteries.
She doesn’t like her room and thinks she’s been robbed …. Her ocean view is right there, Basil says, “Between the land and the sky!” Questions/misunderstandings about money, identity, food and drink (including screwdrivers and Waldorf salad) and general day-to-day operations give assorted dingbat guests a chance to shine. Comic timing skills are not quite there at all times, but presumably those skills will improve as the show continues its run. It’s hard to maintain the level as written by comic genius Cleese — and keep a consistent British accent going too. Hotel waiter Manuel (Mark Shonsey) is especially funny and Sybil Fawlty has a fine snort with her laugh. Company director Deb Flomberg designed a nice collection of costumes and makes a couple of brief appearances in the cast. This offers a lighthearted evening in a nifty part of Denver — the Highland neighborhood. Circa 1921 Patsy’s is right across the street with old-fashioned Italian food, and several longstanding Denver art galleries (Pirate, Zip, Edge) are on the block — open on Friday nights.
Theater teacher looks back … and ahead Dignan has plans for new company By Sonya Ellingboe
firstname.lastname@example.org “Les Miserables,” “Aida,” “Legally Blonde,” “Doubt, “ “Amadeus,” “Of Mice and Men,” “To Kill a Mockingbird,” “Gem of the Ocean,” “Seven Guitars,” “Jesus Christ Superstar” and many more … Barb Dignan mounted more than 35 Broadway-type productions in her 13 years with Highlands Ranch High School’s drama department, plus
some created by students in her classroom. Her only repeats were “The Crucible” and “Dracula” because the kids wanted them. The choice of shows each year depended on the particular talents available among her students, but they also were a vehicle for education. “Amadeus,” for example, taught 100 kids about Mozart, she commented. And the two August Wilson plays, “Gem of the Ocean” and “Seven Guitars,” taught students, both white and black, about this great African-American playwright. Dignan found that the black kids didn’t
know his history and she wanted them to know him. She is proud of students who went into theater careers: a lighting designer on Broadway and others in tech programs. A number of former students are working in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York City, and one is with Showtime sports entertainment. Another teaches high school theater on the East Coast, and Dignan counts an associate producer on Broadway among her former students. Six graduates were accepted to the University of Northern Colorado’s prestigious acting program, with one full-ride scholarship. (The program only accepts 30 new graduate students a year from as many as 2,000 applicants.) Two more from the 2013 class have been accepted. Jan Wilusz, a good friend who started creating costumes when her own child was in Dignan’s productions, held a surprise retirement party where alumni came from near and far — some even flew in.
Drama teacher Barb Dignan of Highlands Ranch has accumulated a costume collection at home, which she hopes to use in future community productions. Courtesy photo As Dignan retires, her love of theater is undiminished and she dreams of starting a local theater company. She doesn’t plan on large-scale musicals. “I want to do small shows with good scripts, a good story,” she says, and is certain there will be interested participants among the many former students in the area.
“We will need corporate help,” she realizes, and she will need to find or create a venue — hopefully somewhere in Highlands Ranch. She has a collection of costumes and props she personally paid for in the 13 years she produced theater at Highlands Ranch High School, and she speaks especially fondly of props. If
she were to go another direction in the theater world, it would perhaps be props. Dignan was discouraged as a young person from studying theater, although her mother was a German actress. She graduated from Georgia Southern in special education and used creative energy in crafts when a young mother with babies. She first taught special education and ninth-grade English at Highlands Ranch, while taking theater classes at Denver Center Theatre Company and at University of Northern Colorado in the summers. After predecessor Wally Larson retired, she began in the theater department, building a department where the students came to hang out as well as act and learn technical theater. “There is nothing I could have loved more,” she declares. She has 500 Facebook friends and she hopes they and other interested people will contact her about starting that new theater company in Highlands Ranch. (Barbdignan@ gmail.com, 303-803-8182.)
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In photography, first place went to Jeff Bradley for his crisp black-andwhite image, “Inside the Guggenheim,” shot from the top, showing the spiraling walkways. Second place went to Lou Sisneros’ “Pato Pato,” a duck swimming, and in third place was “Lost Horizon” by Delores Taylor Dentsch The 3-D works showed a first place to a handsome woven “Antler Basket #1” by Alahana Pacifico, with deer antlers curved on the outside. Davis Peticolas’ “Saw Whet Owl,” carved from wood, with cop-
per and acrylic, won second place, and an Award of Merit purple ribbon was given to “Shelling,” an intricate polymer clay relief sculpture by Lou Sisneros. Student painting first place went to Nancy Hubbard’s oil still life, “Ready for an Omelette,” hung just to the right of the entrance. Second place was won by Karma Dingman’s watercolor “Reflection”; third place to David Shantz’s oil “Dazzling Aspen.” An award of merit went to “One Boot,” a pastel by Mary Ann Lillis, and another to “Creek in Winter,” executed in powdered charcoal by Kathi La Velle. The instructors included photographers Richard Steckel and Linda Sorrento and painters Valorie Snyder, Bobbi Shup, Rosanne Sterne, Joy Schultz, Michael Carroll, Dean Adams and Caroline Carroll. They offer an interesting variety of techniques, capably presented — a good reason to visit the show for anyone considering enrolling in a class.
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“More Unconventional Women hinksof the West,” will be presented at ew isBemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., landLittleton, by the Legendary Ladies group that promotes Westboutern women’s history. Included: dingactresses portraying Amelia Eargen-hart, Mary Elitch, Mother Cabrini, ortedMaude Nelson, Helen Hunt Jackson and Mother Jones. The perhereformance will be from 2 to 3 p.m. skillsJune 15 in the meeting room. Adrun.mission is free. 303-795-3961. en by nsis-Call for artists • “This is Colorado,” a show ey) isfeaturing Colorado artists, but not a finenecessarily Colorado scenes, will accept applications for entry until de-Aug. 1. The exhibit will be in a new andvenue this year: Colorado Gallery n theof the Arts at Arapahoe Community College. For a prospectus, email in firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponeigh-sored by Heritage Fine Arts Guild, crossheritage-guild.com. ood, • Kaleidoscope Juried Exhibigal-tion entries are due from 9 to 11 ck —a.m. July 8. Submit actual entries, no slides. Entry fee: $10 per entry. They will be juried that day and unaccepted work may be picked up from 1 to 3 p.m. Information: Trish.Sangelo@arapahoe.edu.
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South Suburban Parks and Recreation is offering two walks. Go to sspr.org for more information. • Sunset Bird Walk for adults will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 20 at South Platte Park. Practice using binoculars with a naturalist guide. Cost, $11/$8 resident; class number 675376. • Full Moon Walk for 6 years to adult. A naturalist guides a moonlight adventure from 8:30 to 10 p.m. on June 22. Cost, $9/$6 resident; class number 674016.
Nature-writing ‘how to’
Naturalist Mary Taylor Young of Castle Rock, whose most recent book, “The Guide to Colorado Mammals” is nominated for a Colorado Book Award, will teach two one-day seminars at Rocky Mountain National Park in July: • “They Wrote it Here!” is about
how writers described particular sites. It is from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 13. Visit spots described by Isabella Bird, James Michener, Milton Estes, Enos Mills and others, then write a piece or journal entry of your own. • “Paint Your Prose: Creating a Sense of Place Using Nature-Writing Techniques” is offered from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 14. Cost for each is $70. For information or to register, see listing and syllabus at rmna.org.
Chief Manitou topic of talk
“Chief Manitou and His Contributions to the Pikes Peak Region” will be Robert Cronk’s topic at 7 p.m. June 20 when he presents a program about Pedro Cajete, a Tewa Indian from the Santa Clara Pueblo who had a cave near Cave of the Winds at Manitou. His travels had an impact on the tourist industry. The free event will be at the Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent, Palmer Lake. Palmerdividehistory.org.
Kahn company coming to Gardens
The Hannah Kahn Dance Company will bring five dancers to Hudson Gardens and Event
Members of the Legendary Ladies group will present a program on history-making women of the West at Bemis Library in Littleton. Courtesy photo
Center for a free 45-minute performance at 10:30 a.m. June 14. “This is a program we have been performing in schools over the last eight months,” Kahn said. It’s an introduction to dance with excerpts from “Pass Along,” “Gathering,” “Ruckus,” “Songs Without Words” and “(Pro)longing and Infusion.” The five fully costumed dancers illustrate contrasting styles, musical accom-
House Approves Coffman’s Improving Job Opportunities for Veterans Act On May 21st, the U.S. House Representatives passed H.R. 1412, the Improving Job Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2013, with overwhelming bipartisan support. The legislation was introduced by U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-Colo) in response to his concerns for the growing number of unemployed Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. “As a Marine Corps Combat veteran, I understand the unique experiences and challenges of armed services members returning home from abroad. It is imperative that we maximize the opportunities for the thousands of young men and women returning from Iraq and Afghanistan,” said Rep. Mike Coffman The Improving Job Opportunities for Veterans Act will increase the availability of on-the-job training and apprenticeship programs to help veterans make the transition to the civilian workforce. This legislation builds on an existing, yet little known and under-utilized, on-the-job training programs that help veterans learn a trade or skill by participation in an approved apprenticeship or on-the-job training program. “The on-the-job training benefit within the New GI Bill, which we strongly supported, is one of the most underutilized benefits available to veterans for job skills
training. IAVA stands ready to support and promote innovative ideas like this to end the veterans’ unemployment crisis once and for all,” said Tom Tarantino of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA). Congressman Coffman explained that, “We have nearly 400,000 veterans in Colorado and unemployment for them, especially young returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan between ages 20 and 24, was 19% in April. These young individuals have great leadership capabilities and unique skills sets they learned while in uniform but need help in connecting to opportunities in the domestic job market.” H.R. 1412 will incentivize employers to reach out to veterans because the legislation authorizes the VA to pay a portion of the veteran’s salary for the first two years while the veteran is gaining on the job skills and certifications. “Companies in my district have told me how beneficial this legislation can be for their operations because they know that veterans are hardworking, team-oriented individuals who are capable of learning the highly technical skills that are prevalent in many industries,” said Rep. Mike Coffman. Ken Anderson, Chief Executive Officer of Tri-State
Colorado SBDC launches “Connec2DOT” website for small businesses in the transportation industry
The Colorado Small Business Development Centers Network (SBDC), in partnership with Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), launched the Connect2DOT website this week (www.connect2dot.org). Connect2DOT provides free consulting, training and online resources for small businesses in the transportation industry. It is managed by the SBDC and funded by CDOT. The new website, which offers quick and easy access to essential information on doing business with CDOT, is part of Connect2DOT’s ongoing efforts to provide small and disadvantaged contractors with quality information and educational tools necessary to grow and succeed. “The SBDC helps small and medium-size businesses with all aspects of their business, and for us to branch out to assist with providing more resources in this specialized area of transportation makes perfect sense,” said Kelly Manning, State Director of the Colorado SBDC Network. “We are thrilled to partner with CDOT and help our businesses advance in this area of expertise.” The website is organized to help contractors that are just getting started and those that are looking to build their business. Resources have been collected from various sources and consolidated into one centralized location, making it easier to find CDOT project opportunities, get certified as a small business, connect with prime contractors, and register for relevant training and events.
“The launch of the Connect2DOT website marks a key milestone in our overall plan to expand small business resources to communities throughout Colorado under the direction of the Colorado SBDCs. There is now a one-stop online resource for contractors that puts all of the information they need to compete for CDOT contracts right at their fingertips,” said Greg Diehl, Manager of the CDOT Civil Rights & Business Resource Center. Other features of the website include an industry-wide event calendar, an interactive map of statewide SBDC locations, an opt-in bid matching system, and an email newsletter. Please visit www.connect2dot.org for the best and most up-to-date information on small business contracting in the Colorado transportation industry. As the program evolves, Connect2DOT kiosks with website access, monitors and printers will be placed at strategic locations throughout the state. One such kiosk will be placed at the South Metro Denver Small Business Development Center located at the Chamber. These kiosks will be free to use by any company interested in growing their business in the transportation industries. “We are excited to host one of the Connect2DOT kiosks at the South Metro Denver SBDC. We will have a consultant dedicated to assisting clients grow their businesses in the transportation industry,” said Marcia McGilley, executive director of the South Metro Denver SBDC. The Colorado SBDC is a partnership between the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, the U.S. Small Business Administration, Colorado’s institutions of higher education, and local development organizations. For more information on what the South Metro Denver SBDC can do to help your business grow, visit www.smallbusinessdenver.com.
paniment, costumes and moods. Music ranges from Tunisian jazz to Mendelssohn to Swedish folk/ rock. Hudson Gardens is at 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. Garden admission is also free. • Also at Hudson Gardens: “Meet the Beekeeper” from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. June 15. Observe and ask questions. (Classes available also.) And June 15 is the Gardens’ 17th birthday.
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Generation and Transmission Association said “As an employer of 152 veterans, the Improving Job Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2013 will provide an U.S. Representative Mike Coffman important tool in the continuation of our efforts to reach out to those men and women who have served their country and place them on a promising career path.” This legislation passed alongside several other bills concerning veteran issues and each will now move to the Senate for consideration. “I hope the Senate sees the value of my bill because it helps connect companies to a great pool of available talent returning from military service,” said Rep. Coffman.
Armed Forces Family Fun Day
For a complete calendar of South Metro Denver Chamber events and for more information, visit our web site at www.bestchamber.com or call 303-795-0142. Thursday, June 13th Technology Advocates Group Discussion The Egg & I, 6890 S. University Blvd., Centennial Women in Leadership Meeting: Lisa D’Ambrosia presenting. The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial HYPE Board of Advisors The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial WIL Afterhours hosted by Irresistibles SouthGlenn Streets at SouthGlenn, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Centennial Friday, June 14th Economic Development Group Breakfast Discussion The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial 1st Annual DCSD Love Our Schools Luncheon Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows, 10345 Park Meadows Drive, Lone Tree Saturday, June 15th 2013 Littleton Home & Garden Tour Colorado Center for the Blind, 2233 S. Shepperd Ave., Littleton Armed Forces Family Fun Day In front of the Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial Monday, June 17th Save Lives and Sort Medical Supplies with Project CURE. 10337 East Geddes Ave., Centennial Tuesday, June 18th Business Bible Study. The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial 2013 Chamber Golf Tour: SouthGlenn Country Club 1489 E. Easter Ave., Centennial Business Leaders for Responsible Government Board of Advisors. The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial Wednesday, June 19th Economic Development Group Board of Advisors The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial Southwest Metro Business Alliance: Home is Where the Heart Is! Location TBD Thursday, June 20th Building Momentum: 18th Annual EDG Real Estate Breakfast. Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows, 10345 Park Meadows Drive, Lone Tree Southwest Metro Business Alliance Board of Advisors Location TBD Friday, June 21st Social Marketing for Business: Using Video in Social Media Marketing The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial Energy & Sustainable Infrastructure Council: Houston Trade Mission, CleanTech Open, Denver Water The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial
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Baseball on front burner for quarterback Westmoreland heads into last year at ThunderRidge By Jim Benton
email@example.com It was a simple question and Brody Westmoreland was quick to answer. The ThunderRidge High School senior-to-be is the school’s starting quarterback and All-State shortstop. When asked if he would rather being throwing a football or a baseball this time of year, he probably wanted to say both, but quickly answered baseball. “This early in June, I’ll being doing a lot of baseball,” said Westmoreland. Westmoreland, who hit .455 with 40 runs batted in and seven home runs for the Class 5A state champion Grizzlies, is involved in summer baseball with Team Colorado in addition to making tournament trips to Oklahoma and Atlanta this month. This is the same time that ThunderRidge is conducting 7-on-7 passing practices and scrimmages, but Grizzlies head football coach Joe Johnson understands his No. 1 quarterback is a premier baseball player who has committed to play at San Diego State. “Coach Johnson is really cool,” said Westmoreland. “He knows I take baseball seriously. He knows I’m pretty committed to both sports. “With the 7-on-7 we go through, it is kind of hard because I want to be prepared for football and be ready with all my teammates, but it’s the beginning of summer and I’m just wrapping up high school baseball and starting summer ball.” Westmoreland is intent on continuing to develop as a complete baseball player. “With baseball in the summer,
‘He knows I take baseball seriously. He knows I’m pretty committed to both sports.’ Brody Westmoreland
I’m just working on developing myself as a baseball player and see what different things and aspects I can do to better myself,” he said. “Once I get back at the end of the month, I’ll start participating in 7-on-7s every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday the rest of July.” Westmoreland threw for 1,702 yards and 13 touchdowns last fall for the ThunderRidge football team, which was a Class 5A semifinalist. He also rushed for 735 yards and 12 TDs. “We run the ball a lot with our offense, so this opportunity to do 7-on-7 gives us more of a time to incorporate our fast-pace, nohuddle offense,” Westmoreland said. “During our 7-on-7s we can run more of our two-minutes drills, get those passing routes down with the short and long routes. “I get in a little trouble overlapping baseball and football, but luckily my coach is lenient with me and knows I put in a lot of work. Once I get back from going out of state and playing baseball, all my time is dedicated to football.”
ThunderRidge High School senior-to-be Brody Westmoreland is the school’s starting quarterback and an All-State shortstop. Photo by Jim Benton
Twisters make for memorable trip Girls softball team forced to take shelter in Oklahoma By Jim Benton
jbenton@ourcoloradonews. com A recent out-of-state trip by the DC Jaguars 14Under girls softball team had a twist to it. The team, mostly made up of Douglas County middle-school players, was in Oklahoma City and primed to play in the Oklahoma Challenge tournament when multiple tornados passed through the area May 31. “We were eating in a restaurant and the sirens starting going off,” said coach Liza Rosa. “We had to evacuate the restaurant. They sent us to an underground parking convention center. We were told to get against the wall because a tornado was coming. “We were down there for 3½ hours waiting for the tornado to come by and clear us. It was headed our way. I’m not sure how close it got. When they said it was coming and to get close to the wall, it veered and went
southwest. It didn’t go over us in the parking garage. We were very lucky.” Lucky but scared. “The girls were scared,” recalled Rosa. “None of them had experienced a tornado before. They were scared because they just didn’t know what was going to happen. It was the unknown. They were upset. Some of them were crying. All the girls had their parents with them. We had little kids there too. “ Rosa, however, had a reassuring talk with a woman who was also waiting out the storm in the parking garage. “You didn’t know if we were in the safest place, but this lady that was standing next to us was from Oklahoma and she said she was here in ‘87 and it was a bad tornado and this place did not fall down and the tornado went right over us,” said Rosa. “So that made us feel a little better. She said, `It’s not coming down and we’re going to be fine.’” The scenes on the way back to the hotel after the tornadoes had passed will surely leave some memories. “When we went back to the hotel, all the lights were out
on the street,” said Rosa. “You would come up on a tree, a car or something that you would have to go around and there was flooding everything. We got back to the hotel and we didn’t have any lights. We were in the dark. “Afterwards, the girls would hear a certain sound and think it was a siren. You could just see the fear in their eyes.” All tournament games were postponed June 1, and the Jags played two games on June 2 and three on June 3. The team finished fifth in the tournament. “Considering everything that went on, the girls did phenomenal,” bragged Rosa. “We finished fifth out of 39 teams. It was very different. The College World Series (women’s softball) was going on. Although we had a real bad experience Friday (May 31), since we didn’t have any games Saturday (June 1), the girls were able to go to some World Series games and get autographs. “One of our players when we were down in the parking garage got autographs of all the Arizona State team. They got sent down there too. So despite everything that happened, there were a few good things that happened.”
sports roundup Local golfer qualifies
Chris Korte of the Lone Tree Golf Club was one of two qualifiers in the Boys 15-17 division in the two-day qualifying tournament, which concluded June 6 at Pelican Lakes Golf Club in Windsor, Colo. Korte, a Highlands Ranch student who will be a senior at Regis Jesuit, will now play in the Callaway Junior World Golf Championship July 16-19 at Torrey Pines in San Diego. A student at Jake’s Academy in Lone Tree, Korte took medalist honors with rounds of 1-under-par 71 and 3-under-par 69 for a 4-under-par 140 two-round total. Callie Ringsby and Hannah Wood qualified for the Callaway Junior World tournament in the Girls 15-17 division. Ringsby, the Class 5A girls state champion from Cherry Creek, took medalist honors in the two-day qualifying event that wrapped up June 6 at Flatirons Golf Course in Boulder. Ringsby, representing the Denver County Club, had rounds of 65 and 74 to finish with a 1-under-par total of 139. Wood, an Arapahoe High School golfer from South Suburban Family Sports, had rounds of 71 and 69 to finish a stroke behind Ringsby at 140.
Duo third in father-son tourney
Hayden and George Nicholaides, listed out of the South Suburban Family Sports golf course, finished third in the CGA Father-Son Championships June 8-9 at Redlands Mesa in Grand Junction. The Nicholaides duo fired a 2-under-par 70 in the first-round Chapman Scotch format and finished with a 72 in the alternate-shot setup on the final day to finish at 142, seven shots out of first place. Hayden Nicholaides will be a senior golfer at Lutheran when school resumes.
Horacek tabbed by Orioles
Former ThunderRidge pitcher Mitch Horacek, a junior southpaw at Dartmouth, was selected in round 10 of the Major League Baseball draft by the Baltimore Orioles. It was the second time Horacek has been tabbed in the draft. The Colorado Rockies picked him late in the 2010 draft. Horacek, 6-foot-6, 210 pounds, was 6-2 in the spring for Dartmouth with a 2.20 earned run average and three complete games. Opposing batters hit only .241 against him and he had a 4.2 strikeout-to-walk ratio that was the second best in the Ivy League.
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A.J. Sippers, background, and Sara Stander, foreground, are neck-and-neck as they race toward the finish line at the Seventh Annual Sertoma Mile High Soap Box Derby June 9 at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds.
Racers definitely on a roll Photos By DeBorah GriGsBy With the wind pushing and gravity pulling, local youths put their racing skills to the test at the 2013 Sertoma Mile High Soap Box Derby, held June 7-9 at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds. The derby is a youth racing program for boys and girls ages 8 to 17, in which they are challenged them to build their
own gravity-powered car, suitable to compete in four different divisions. This is the first year the derby has been held at the fairgrounds, and many who attended, as well as raced, welcomed the wide-open space and less traffic.
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QUILT ENTRIES. Firehouse Quilts is looking for quilt entries for its eighth annual quilt show to support its mission of helping children in crisis in Colorado. Early bird entries submitted by May 17 are taken at a discounted entry fee ($15). Otherwise, the fee is $18 per item, and the final deadline is June 21. This year’s show has a special theme, Patriotic, along with 13 other categories. The show is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 19-20 at the Douglas County Events Center in Castle Rock. All forms and instructions are available at www.firehousequilts.org; click on the Quilt Show link at the top.
BIG BAND. Tunes on the Terrace season tickets are available now; single tickets available May 15. From Frank Sinatra to Michael Buble, enjoy great jazz throughout the decades! Vocals by Barron Steffen backed by a seven piece “little big band. Barron’s Little Big Band performs at 8 p.m. June 22 in the Terrace Theater at the Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St. Tickets are $15
BLOOD DRIVE. Sky Ridge Medical Center community blood drive is from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 25 inside Bonfils’ mobile bus at 10101 Ridgegate Parkway, Lone Tree. For information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit www.bonfils.org. JUNE 29 TROPICAL COYOTES. Tunes on the Terrace season tickets available now; single tickets available May 15. Fun, island music for all ages. The Tropical Coyotes were formed in 1998 specifically to provide top quality, fun, island friendly live music. From Calypso to Jimmy Buffett, Latin sounds to Beach Boys, the Tropical Coyotes will get everyone aged 2 to 102 up and dancing. Tropical Coyotes performs at 8 p.m. June 29 in the Terrace Theater at the Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St. Tickets are $15 (lawn) and $20 (chair). Visit www.LoneTreeArtsCenter. org.
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said. “The alternative is really not tenable.” The area in which adult retailers now are allowed extends from Quebec Street east to Yosemite Street, between County Line Road and C-470. If an adult business opens in that area, it won’t be allowed to serve alcohol, stay open past midnight, or have nude dancers or enclosed peep-show booths. Store managers must have a direct line of sight into every room in which a sexually explicit video is shown, a set-up likely to deter many potential patrons. “If you’re interested in that type of activity, you have to pretty much be willing to do it in a crowd,” Gunning said. That standard could discourage the retailers entirely. “This is not how they make their money,” Bergthold said. “They make their money by privacy.” Sexually explicit books, videos and erotic dance are protected forms of free speech under the First Amendment. But a 1986 U.S. Supreme Court rul-
The area designated for sexually oriented businesses is bounded by County Line Road, C-470, Quebec Street and Yosemite Street. Photo by Jane Reuter ing lets local government restrict sexually oriented businesses to specific areas if it proves the businesses produce harmful secondary effects like decreased property values and lewd behavior. Studies in other communities, crime reports and anecdotes suffice as evidence, even in communities in which no such businesses ever have existed. City council adopted those findings along with the restrictions, but said the process wasn’t easy. “To say this was a chal-
lenge was an understatement,” Councilmember Jackie Millet said. “This doesn’t mean we’re going to stop looking at this. But today, this is the best we can do.” City attorney Neil Rutledge said the new regulations are not tied to the Fascinations lawsuit. “But because of that, we took a look at our ordinances,” he said. “This law keeps changing all the time as court cases come out. Unless you really keep up to date all the time, it gets a little dated.”
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The IFB documents may be reviewed and/or printed from the Rocky Mountain EPurchasing System website at www.rockymountainbidsystem.com. IFB documents are not available for purchase from Douglas County Government and can only be accessed from the above-mentioned website. While the IFB documents are available electronically, Douglas County cannot accept electronic bid responses.
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ts PUBLIC NOTICE d Lonetree 98 NOTICE OF SALE music.Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0250 ys, the To Whom It May Concern: On 4/3/2013 the undersigned Public Trustee caused anc- the Notice of Election and Demand relatto the Deed of Trust described below race ing to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: MICHAEL O HAWLEY Tickets AND CHRISTINE D HAWLEY enter. Original Beneficiary: WORLD SAVINGS
BANK, FSB Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 4/18/2005 Recording Date of DOT: 4/25/2005 Reception No. of DOT: 2005035644 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $292,000.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $269,127.31 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: 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 5, BLOCK 2, LONE TREE FILING NO. 4, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 9345 Erminedale Dr, Lonetree, 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. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 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: 5/30/2013 Last Publication: 6/27/2013 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 4/4/2013 GEORGE J KENNEDY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: LISA CANCANON Colorado Registration #: 42043 1199 BANNOCK STREET , DENVER, COLORADO 80204 Phone #: (303) 813-1177 Fax #: (303) 813-1107 Attorney File #: 5600.58761 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2013-0250 First Publication: 5/30/2013 Last Publication: 6/27/2013 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Lone Tree NOTICE OF SALE
Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0199 To Whom It May Concern: On 3/20/2013 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: DENVER HOSPITALITY, L.P., A TEXAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP Original Beneficiary: SPECIALTY FINANCE GROUP LLC, A GEORGIA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ("SFG") Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: 20101 SFG VENTURE LLC, A DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ("LENDER") Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 6/13/2008 Recording Date of DOT: 6/17/2008 Reception No. of DOT: 2008042966 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $17,371,745.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $16,345,538.45 Public§38-38-101 Notice Pursuant to C.R.S. (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of FORhave PROPOSAL (RFP) as theREQUEST deed of trust been violated NO. 025-13 follows: A violation of the covenants of 1 ~namely: HIGHWAY said DeedPHASE to Trust, 1. Borrower 85 CORRIDOR AND has failed to pay sumsWATER due under the Note ANALYSIS and theWASTEWATER other documents evidencing and securing the Loan; and 2. Borrower has The of Community Develop- of failedDepartment to comply with terms or conditions ment of Douglas County the Deed of Trust and Government other loan docuhereinafter referred to as the County, ments relating to the real property derespectfully requests proposals from scribed herein below; responsible and qualiﬁed individuals/ THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE ﬁ for an analysis of the Highway Arms FIRST LIEN. 85 and Wastewater TheCorridor propertyWater described herein is all of the services; the County anticipates thatof the property encumbered by the lien this will be the ﬁrst phase in a multideedRFP of trust. phase process. of Real Property: Legal Description Parcel One: Lot 10A, Park Meadows - Filing No. 22nd Amendment, County of The RFP2,documents may be reviewed D o u g printed l a s , from S t a tthe e Rocky o f CMountain olorado. and/or Parcel Two: Non-exclusive easement E-Purchasing System website at www. for reciprocal ingress and egress as setRFP forth rockymountainbidsystem.com. The and more fully described in that certain Amended and Restated Cross Access Easement Agreement recorded June 23, 1997, in Book 1441 at Page 807. Parcel Three: Non-exclusive easement for pedestrian and vehicular cross access, ingress and egress, utilities and drainage as set forth and more fully described in the certain Declaration of Easement recorded June 2, 2008, at Reception No. 2008039056. Parcel Four: Non-exclusive easements for parking as set forth and more fully described in the Restrictive Covenants recorded June 26, 1998, in Book 1566 at Page 942.
Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0199 To Whom It May Concern: On 3/20/2013 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: DENVER HOSPITALITY, L.P., A TEXAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP Original Beneficiary: SPECIALTY FINANCE GROUP LLC, A GEORGIA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ("SFG") Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: 20101 SFG VENTURE LLC, A DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ("LENDER") Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 6/13/2008 Recording Date of DOT: 6/17/2008 Reception No. of DOT: 2008042966 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $17,371,745.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $16,345,538.45 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: A violation of the covenants of said Deed to Trust, namely: 1. Borrower has failed to pay sums due under the Note and the other documents evidencing and securing the Loan; and 2. Borrower has failed to comply with terms or conditions of the Deed of Trust and other loan documents relating to the real property described herein below; 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: Parcel One: Lot 10A, Park Meadows - Filing No. 2, 22nd Amendment, County of Douglas, State of Colorado. Parcel Two: Non-exclusive easement for reciprocal ingress and egress as set forth and more fully described in that certain Amended and Restated Cross Access Easement Agreement recorded June 23, 1997, in Book 1441 at Page 807. Parcel Three: Non-exclusive easement for pedestrian and vehicular cross access, ingress and egress, utilities and drainage as set forth and more fully described in the certain Declaration of Easement recorded June 2, 2008, at Reception No. 2008039056. Parcel Four: Non-exclusive easements for parking as set forth and more fully described in the Restrictive Covenants recorded June 26, 1998, in Book 1566 at Page 942.
Which has the address of: 9985 Park Meadows Drive, 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. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 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: 5/16/2013 Last Publication: 6/13/2013 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 3/20/2013 GEORGE J KENNEDY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: MARK E BAKER Colorado Registration #: 32243 THE TABOR CENTER 1200 17TH STREET, DENVER, COLORADO 80202 Phone #: (303) 572-6568 Fax #: 1 (720) 904-7667 Attorney File #: 2010-1 SFG *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No. 2013-0199 First Publication: 5/16/2013 Last Publication: 6/13/2013 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Lone Tree NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0266 To Whom It May Concern: On 4/15/2013 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: BRAD A. PAROBEK AND SANDRA J. PAROBEK Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF SARM 2005-18 documents areofnot available purchase Date of Deed Trust (DOT):for 7/26/2005 from Douglas County Government Recording Date of DOT: 8/3/2005 and can only be accessed from the aboveReception No. of DOT: 2005072406 mentioned website. DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Proposal responses will be received until Debt: $820,000.00 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, 2, 2013 Outstanding PrincipalJuly Amount as by of the Douglas County Government, Finance date hereof: $829,979.27 Department, Purchasing Division, Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4)100 (i), you Thirdhereby Street,notified Suite 130, Rock, are thatCastle the covenants of Colorado copies of youras the deed 80104. of trust Five have(5)been violated proposal response shall be submitted a follows: Failure to pay principal andininsealed when envelope, marked terest due plainly together with “Request all other for Proposal (RFP) #025-13, 1 ~ of payments provided for in thePhase Evidence Highway 85 Corridor Debt secured by theWater Deedand of WastewaTrust and ter Analysis” and of mailed or hand-carried other violations the terms thereof. to theLIEN address shown aboveMAY prior NOT to theBE THE FORECLOSED due date and time. Electronic/faxed A FIRST LIEN. proposals will described not be accepted. The property herein isProposals all of the will not beencumbered considered which arelien received property by the of the deedthe of time trust.stated, and any proposals after Legal Description Real Property: so received will beofreturned unopened. LOT 5, HERITAGE HILLS FILING NO. 1E, ACCORDING TO AFFIDAVIT Douglas County Government reserves OF CORRECTION RECORDED AUGUST 19, 1998 IN BOOK 1588 AT PAGE 743, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 9319 E Star Hill Trl, Lone Tree, CO 80124-5439 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, August 7, 2013, 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
PUBLIC NOTICE Lone Tree NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0266 To Whom It May Concern: On 4/15/2013 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: BRAD A. PAROBEK AND SANDRA J. PAROBEK Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF SARM 2005-18 Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 7/26/2005 Recording Date of DOT: 8/3/2005 Reception No. of DOT: 2005072406 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $820,000.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $829,979.27 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 5, HERITAGE HILLS FILING NO. 1E, ACCORDING TO AFFIDAVIT OF CORRECTION RECORDED AUGUST 19, 1998 IN BOOK 1588 AT PAGE 743, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 9319 E Star Hill Trl, Lone Tree, CO 80124-5439 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, August 7, 2013, 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: 6/13/2013 Last Publication: 7/11/2013 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 4/15/2013 GEORGE J KENNEDY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: ALISON L BERRY Colorado Registration #: 34531 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2201, DENVER, COLORADO 80202 Phone #: (303) 865-1400 Fax #: (303) 865-1410 Attorney File #: 10-11846R *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/
Legal Notice No.: 2013-0266 First Publication: 6/13/2013 Last Publication: 7/11/2013 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Lone Tree NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0284 To Whom It May Concern: On 4/19/2013 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: JAMES T RAEDER AND KIMBERLY J RAEDER Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE BANK, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2006-HY13, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-HY13 Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 12/8/2006 Recording Date of DOT: 12/28/2006 Reception No. of DOT: 2006110443 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $650,000.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $639,741.99 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you the right to reject anythat andthe all proposals, are hereby notified covenants of to waive informalities, or the deedformalities, of trust have been violated as irregularities contained in a said proposal follows: Failure to pay principal and inand furthermore, award a with contract for terest when duetotogether all other items herein, either in in part, if of it payments provided forwhole in theorEvidence is deemed to bebyin the the best of the Debt secured Deedinterest of Trust and Countyviolations to do so. of Additionally, reserve other the termswe thereof. the right to negotiate optionalMAY items and/or THE LIEN FORECLOSED NOT BE services the successful ﬁrm. A FIRSTwith LIEN. The property described herein is all of the Please direct any questions concerning property encumbered by the lien of the this to Carolyn Riggs, Purchasing deedRFP of trust. Supervisor at 303-660-7430 or criggs@ Legal Description of Real Property: douglas.co.us, 8:00 a.m. to FILING 5:00 p.m., LOT 8, HERITAGE HILLS NO. 1Monday through excluding K, COUNTY OFFriday, DOUGLAS, STATE OF holidays. COLORADO. Which has the address of: 9506 Silent Legal Lane, Notice Lone No.: 921687 Hills Tree, CO 80124 First Publication: June 13, 2013 NOTICE OF SALE The holder of the of Debt Last current Publication: June 13,Evidence 2013 secured the Deed of Trust described Publisher:byDouglas County News-Press 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, August 7, 2013, 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: 6/13/2013 Last Publication: 7/11/2013 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 4/23/2013 GEORGE J KENNEDY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is:
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Which has the address of: 9985 Park Meadows Drive, 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. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given
Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0284 To Whom It May Concern: On 4/19/2013 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: JAMES T RAEDER AND KIMBERLY J RAEDER Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE BANK, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2006-HY13, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-HY13 Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 12/8/2006 Recording Date of DOT: 12/28/2006 Reception No. of DOT: 2006110443 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $650,000.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $639,741.99 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 8, HERITAGE HILLS FILING NO. 1K, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 9506 Silent Hills 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. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 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: 6/13/2013 Last Publication: 7/11/2013 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 4/23/2013 GEORGE J KENNEDY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: JOAN OLSON Colorado Registration #: 28078 1199 BANNOCK STREET , DENVER, COLORADO 80204 Phone #: (303) 813-1177 Fax #: (303) 813-1107 Attorney File #: 1269.21934 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/
Legal Notice No.: 2013-0284 First Publication: 6/13/2013 Last Publication: 7/11/2013 Publisher: Douglas County News Press
Government Legals PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING A public hearing will be held on July 1, 2013, at 7:00 p.m., before the Douglas County Planning Commission and July 30, 2013, at 2:30 p.m., before the Douglas County Board of County Commissioners in the Commissioners' Hearing Room, 100 Third Street, Castle Rock, CO to consider a zone map change for a property located 3720 W. Wolfensberger Road, from Business (B) to Open Space Conservation (OSC). For more information call Douglas County Planning Division, 303-660-7460. File # DR2013-013. Legal Notice No.: 921656 First Publication: June 13, 2013 Last Publication: June 13, 2013 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press AMENDED PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to Section 30-10-906(2)(b)(II), C.R.S., notice is hereby given to all owners of real property located within a one mile radius of the center of Section 9, Township 8 South, Range 69 West of the Sixth Principal Meridian, that on June 27, 2013, I will be conducting a public land survey in that vicinity for the purpose of establishing the interior section corner of said Section 9. D. H. Hamilton PE/PLS Douglas County Surveyor Legal Notice No.: 921639 First Publication: June 6, 2013 Last Publication: June 27, 2013 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press
AMENDED PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to Section 30-10-906(2)(b)(II), C.R.S., notice is hereby given to all owners of real property located within a one mile radius of the center of Section 9, Township 8 South, Range 69 West of the Sixth Principal Meridian, that on June 27, 2013, I will be conducting a public land survey in that vicinity for the purpose of establishing the interior section corner of said Section 9.
D. H. Hamilton PE/PLS Douglas County Surveyor Legal Notice No.: 921639 First Publication: June 6, 2013 Last Publication: June 27, 2013 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF CONTRACTORS SETTLEMENT COUNTY OF DOUGLAS STATE OF COLORADO NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to Section 38-26-107, C.R.S., as amended, that on July 6, 2013 final settlement will be made by the County of Douglas, State of Colorado, for and on account of a contract between Douglas County and Villalobos Concrete, Inc for the 2012 Concrete Pavement Repair Project, Douglas County Project Number CI 2012-004 in Douglas County; and that any person, copartnership, association or corporation that has an unpaid claim against said Villalobos Concrete, Inc for or on account of the furnishing of labor, materials, team hire, sustenance, provisions, provender or other supplies used or consumed by such contractor or any of his subcontractors in or about the performance of said work, or that supplied rental machinery, tools, or equipment to the extent used in the prosecution of said work, may at any time up to and including said time of such final settlement on said July 6, 2013, file a verified statement of the amount due and unpaid on account of such claim with the Board of County Commissioners, c/o Public Works Engineering Director, with a copy to the Project Engineer Terry Gruber, Department of Public Works Engineering, Philip S. Miller Building, 100 Third Street, Suite 220, Castle Rock, CO 80104. Failure on the part of claimant to file such statement prior to such final settlement will relieve said County of Douglas from all and any liability for such claimant's claim. The Board of Douglas County Commissioners of the County of Douglas, Colorado, By: Frederick H. Koch, P.E., Public Works Engineering Director. Legal Notice No.: 921659 First Publication: June 6, 2013 Last Publication: June 13, 2013 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press Public Notice INVITATION FOR BID (IFB) NO. 024-13 MEZZANINE @ FACILITIES MANAGEMENT The Douglas County Department of Facilities Management hereinafter referred to as the County, respectfully requests bids from responsible and qualified firms for the design and construction (design/build) of a Mezzanine for the Facilities Warehouse at 3080 North Industrial Way, Building #5, Castle Rock, Colorado 80109. The contractor shall be responsible for the design/build process capturing all aspects of this project. The IFB documents may be reviewed and/or printed from the Rocky Mountain EPurchasing System website at www.rockymountainbidsystem.com. IFB documents are not available for purchase from Douglas County Government and can only be accessed from the above-mentioned website. While the IFB documents are available electronically, Douglas County cannot accept electronic bid responses. ON MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2013 @ 9:00 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 FACILITIES WAREHOUSE, 3080 NORTH INDUSTRIAL WAY, CASTLE ROCK, COLORADO 80109. PLEASE CALL 303-660-7445 FOR DIRECTIONS, IF NEEDED. ONLY THOSE PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS ATTENDING THE MANDATORY SITE VISIT WILL BE ALLOWED TO SUBMIT A BID ON THIS PROJECT. Bid responses will be received until 3:00 pm on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 by Douglas County Government, Finance Department, 100 Third Street, Suite 130, Castle Rock, Colorado 80104. Three (3) copies of your bid response shall be submitted in a sealed envelope, plainly marked “Invitation for Bid (IFB) #024-13, Mezzanine @ Facilities Management”. Electronic and/or faxed bid responses will not be accepted. 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 bid responses, to waive formalities, informalities, or irregularities contained in a said bid and furthermore, to award a contract for items herein, either in whole or in part, if it is deemed to be in the best interest of the County to do so. Additionally, we reserve the right to negotiate optional items and/or services with the successful firm. Please direct any questions concerning this IFB to Carolyn Riggs, Purchasing Supervisor at 303-660-7434 or firstname.lastname@example.org, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Carolyn S. Riggs, CPPB Purchasing Supervisor Legal Notice No.: 921670 First Publication: June 13, 2013 Last Publication: June 13, 2013 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press
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ON MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2013 @ 9:00 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 FACILITIES WAREHOUSE, 3080 NORTH INDUSTRIAL WAY, CASTLE ROCK, COLORADO 80109. PLEASE CALL 303-660-7445 FOR DIRECTIONS, IF NEEDED. ONLY THOSE PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS ATTENDING THE MANDATORY SITE VISIT WILL BE ALLOWED TO SUBMIT A BID ON THIS PROJECT.
Bid responses will be received until 3:00 pm on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 by Douglas County Government, Finance Department, 100 Third Street, Suite 130, Castle Rock, Colorado 80104. Three (3) copies of your bid response shall be submitted in a sealed envelope, plainly marked “Invitation for Bid (IFB) #024-13, Mezzanine @ Facilities Management”. Electronic and/or faxed bid responses will not be accepted. 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 bid responses, to waive formalities, informalities, or irregularities contained in a said bid and furthermore, to award a contract for items herein, either in whole or in part, if it is deemed to be in the best interest of the County to do so. Additionally, we reserve the right to negotiate optional items and/or services with the successful firm. Please direct any questions concerning this IFB to Carolyn Riggs, Purchasing Supervisor at 303-660-7434 or email@example.com, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Carolyn S. Riggs, CPPB Purchasing Supervisor Legal Notice No.: 921670 First Publication: June 13, 2013 Last Publication: June 13, 2013 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press Public Notice INVITATION TO BID Separate sealed bids for 2013 CONCRETE GRINDING PROJECT, DOUGLAS COUNTY PROJECT NUMBER CI 2013-006 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, July 2, 2013, 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, June 17, 2013, 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.) A MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at the Department of Public Works Engineering, Philip S. Miller Building, 100 Third Street, Suite 220, Castle Rock, CO 80104. The Bid Opening will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at the same address. The Project includes the following major items and approximate quantities: • Diamond Ground Surface Finish 500,000 SY • Sawing and Sealing of Concrete Pavement Joints 1,029,400 SY • Pavement Marking Paint (Waterborne) 2,430 Gallons • Methyl Methacrylate Pavement Marking 5,385 SF Prior to submitting a Bid Proposal, Bidders shall have received prequalification status (active status) with the Colorado Department of Transportation to bid on individual projects of the size and kind of work as set forth herein. Any questions on the bidding process may be directed to Terry Gruber, P.E., Project Engineer at 303.660.7490. For Planholder Information, Please Call 303.660.7490 (Front Desk) Legal Notice No.: 921685 First Publication: June 13, 2013 Last Publication: June 20, 2013 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press
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June 13, 2013
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