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Lone Tree 7.11.13

Lone Tree

July 11, 2013

A Colorado Community Media Publication

Douglas County, Colorado • Volume 12, Issue 26

County looking strong on jobs Unemployment drops, average wage shows large increase By Ryan Boldrey

Ella Mason, 6, of Lone Tree, plays in one of the water balls at Sweetwater Park during the July 4 Lone Tree festivities. Photos by Jane Reuter

July 4 is big draw in Lone Tree Fireworks-free event had variety of entertainment By Jane Reuter

jreuter@ourcoloradonews. com Despite the cancellation of the fireworks display, crowds flocked to the City of Lone Tree’s 2013 Independence Day celebration at Sweetwater Park. Highlights included nine booths of face painters, caricature and temporary tattoo artists, 10 food trucks, water balls, bungee trampolines, inflatables, a petting zoo, zip line, bicycle stunt team and two bands. Though a formal count wasn’t conducted, city staffers believe about 9,000 people dropped into the park on the Fourth of July. Lone Tree’s celebration is limited to residents

Two-year-old Charlie Englund, of Denver, checks out the tortoise at the petting zoo in Sweetwater Park on July 4.

of the city and Acres Green, and city-distributed wristbands are required for admission. “Even after the announcement the fireworks were going to be postponed, we still had streams of people coming into the (Lone Tree) arts center to pick them up before the event,” said arts center executive director Lisa Rigsby Peterson, whose staff coordinates the city’s special events. “The best we can say is that of those 9,000, most of them came to the park at some point during the afternoon or evening.” City officials haven’t yet decided when they’ll have the fireworks, for which they have already paid. Last year, fire danger also canceled the traditional display, which was held instead on Labor Day. “We have until the 31st of December to reschedule them,” Peterson said. “We’ll be meeting over the next couple weeks to figure which date works best for the city. It’ll be an enjoyable evening and a really great fireworks display.”

Douglas County’s unemployment rate has dipped to 5.8 percent, the lowest it has been since the conclusion of the fourth quarter in 2008. The number comes as great news for the county, which just released its 2013 firstquarter data days after the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics put out its year-to-year statistics that showed Douglas County as having the seventh-largest increase in employment from the end of 2011 to the end of 2012, out of the 328 largest counties in the United States. Douglas County increased its total number of jobs to 98,500, up 5,000 from a year ago, a 5.1 percent increase. The study also showed the county as second in average weekly wage increase of the 328 counties — which account for 71.3 percent of all jobs and 77 percent of all wages in the country. Leading the way in weekly wage increase was California’s San Mateo County, which saw a 107.3 percent bump, vaulting from $1,563 per week per person to $3,240. Douglas County workers saw an average increase of 48 percent, increasing from $1,075 per week in 2011 to $1,591 in 2012. Wages for No. 3, the independent city of Virginia Beach, climbed only 13.3 percent. Jobs continues on Page 16

whaT The sTaTisTiCs say Colorado’s highest average weekly wages 2011: 1. Denver County – $1,162 2. Boulder County – $1,114 3. Arapahoe County – $1,108 4. Douglas County – $1,065 5. Jefferson County – $976 Colorado’s highest average weekly wages 2012: 1. Douglas County – $1,591 2. Denver County – $1,222 3. Arapahoe County – $1,159 4. Boulder County – $1,134 5. Jefferson County – $1,010

City weighing community garden Lone Tree seeking input before taking next steps By Jane Reuter Lone Tree might join the growing trend of community gardening. The city wants to know if its residents support the idea, and recently posted a survey asking for input.

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But establishing a garden will take far more than getting a thumbs-up from the residents. “The roadblocks we’ve come up against are water taps are anywhere from $25,000 up,” said City Councilmember Kim Monson. “And land, where can we procure that? How close can we have parking? How do the neighbors feel about it? “This (survey) is really the first component. Before we jump through all kinds of hoops, we want to find out if people are interested.” Lone Tree resident Jim Britt believes they are. His father, who recently moved in with Britt, was an avid gardener in a Denver community garden who recently got a

spot in Highlands Ranch’s Cheese Ranch community garden. Based on his father’s passion, Britt asked the city council to consider adding the amenity in Lone Tree. “Lone Tree, I think, is a mature enough city where it would be good to at least put a toe in that water,” Britt said. “I think there’s a desire. It can be kind of a community focal point, people who have a common interest coming together.” Council members voiced general support for the concept, which has come up several times in recent years. Highlands Ranch’s three community gardens are so popular, Garden continues on Page 16

Acres Green resident Karli Morton tends her plot July 2 at Highlands Ranch’s Cheese Ranch community garden. Photo by Jane Reuter


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Love planted in Colorado sprouts in Africa On an unseasonably cold April day three years ago, snow broke from the sky and chilled business for a Castle Rock garage sale. But high school student Hanna Tenerowicz and her friends in the French Honor Society slapped high fives in jubilation. They had raised $150, enough to pay for two Congolese girls to stay in school another year and lessen their risk of being married at 13 or 14 in exchange for money to feed their families. “They were just so excited that we raised enough to sponsor a girl,” said Anne Damanti, Hanna’s French teacher at Castle View High School. But Hanna, 19, a wisp of a young woman who just completed her freshman year at Wellesley College near Boston, wants to do more. Two weeks ago she left for the Democratic Republic of Congo to document the lives of schoolgirls, bring back their hopes and ideas for community transformation, and establish connections to help those dreams come true. “Gender equality makes a difference,” Hanna, whose soft voice conveys conviction with quiet, deep passion, said before leaving. “It’s a domino effect on all kinds of things.” The story of how this came to be — that a girl so shy Anne often couldn’t hear her speak in class has grown into a young woman daring to change lives — converges on a shared connection to the French language and a motivation to help. It is a story of compassion, determination and, quite simply, courage. Because it takes bravery to stretch beyond the familiar, to push cultural boundaries, to try to make a difference in a world so big and complicated we sometimes wonder whether what we do matters. Finally, perhaps most importantly, it is a story of empowerment. And it begins with Sandra Bea, who emigrated to Colorado in 2001 from the French-speaking D.R. Congo to continue her studies in education. A French teacher, she graduated from Metropolitan State

University of Denver and today is dean of students at Global Village Academy, a language immersion school in Denver. The daughter of an engineer of a local mining company in Mbuji-Mayi, the country’s third largest city, Sandra grew up without worries: “I was eating three times a day; I went to school with a car. I grew up really easily. It was not hard like the other girls are facing right now. We never had any conversation about `You are going to get married in two days because we don’t have the money.’” It wasn’t until she was 22 and student teaching in her former high school that she understood the reality. Every two weeks, it seemed, another student would leave. They were, she learned, getting married. “Why?” she asked. “Because, Madam, we are not like you,” they told her. “You can afford it. We cannot afford it.” “That,” Sandra said, “broke my heart.” So, four years ago, she founded the nonprofit Muanjadi Organization, a women’s empowerment project that helps girls complete their high school education and avoid early arranged marriages. “For many parents in the Congo, marrying off their daughters constitutes a source of revenue in a country where people live with less than $1 a day with a GDP per capita of $300,” Sandra writes on the organization’s website. Through fundraising and donations, the organization — whose name means Brave Woman — provides tuition and supplies for girls in seventh through 12th grades at the same school Sandra attended.

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Cost for one girl for one year of high school: $75. Cost for one year of college: $350. Anne, originally from Belgium, met Sandra and learned about Muanjadi at a state world language conference three years ago. She brought the idea back to her French Honor Society, which was looking for a community service project. Students learned how most girls eat just one meal a day and how the school has no water or electricity. They compared the cost of one year of high school to what teens here might spend on fancy jeans or a Starbucks coffee habit. “That’s not a lot to have the freedom to actually go to school and try to be something,” Anne said. That, Hanna said, coupled with the specter of forced marriage, “was a pretty powerful thing to learn about.” Last school year, Muanjadi sponsored 100 girls, 11 of them thanks to Castle View. The honor society, which has corresponded with the girls through letters, phone and Skype, also is sponsoring a student in college — one of the girls it began sponsoring in high school three years ago. Other organization sponsors include Kent Denver Academy, Metro State, Colorado State University, a lawyers’ organization and many individuals and families. But Hanna hopes to take the program one step further. Her new project is Portrait of a Brave Woman. Accompanied by Sandra, she has spent the past two weeks interviewing — in French — and filming girls at the school about their lives, but also about their ideas to implement change in their communities. She plans to share the mini-documentaries with artists who will be encouraged to create paintings about a particular girl whose story connects with them. Proceeds from the sale of those paintings will go toward the girls’ personal and community goals, such as becoming a nurse or training midwives to decrease the high infant mortality rate. The objectives are several: to empower Congolese girls, improve their communi-

ties and create meaningful cross-cultural connections with Western artists and buyers. “I hope community improvement brought about by women’s ideas will help to create more positive and respectful attitudes towards women in Mbuji-Mayi,” Hanna, also an artist, said. And “I hope the project empowers the girls themselves by helping them to personally make a difference.” Her dream is unquestionably big. But, Anne said, “There is nothing, anymore, that she can’t do.” Hanna’s visit, Sandra said, is the concrete realization of what dreams and hard work can accomplish. And having someone their age talk to them and share ideas with them is inspirational: “You don’t know me, but you came to give me a chance to become someone.” Which is exactly what Hanna wanted to do after reading “Half the Sky,” a book about the oppression of women and girls in the developing world. “It really changed my outlook on the world,” she said. “I was really interested in doing whatever I could to make a difference.” Hanna returns this week with her videos and interviews and dream. “I’m definitely prepared for this to change my life,” she said before leaving. Without a doubt, it will. But, in a school half a world away, girls are surely changed, too, because a stranger from a different life cared enough to learn about theirs. That’s empowerment. The kind that makes a difference. To learn more about Hanna Tenerowicz and Portrait of a Brave Woman, go to www. For information about the Muanjadi Organization, go to Ann Macari Healey’s column about people, places and issues of everyday life appears every other week. She can be reached at or 303-5664110.

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Rally calls for immigration reform Activists lean on GOP to back bill that passed Senate By Vic Vela

vvela@ourcoloradonews. com A group of immigration activists rallied in Denver on July 2 to call on Colorado’s Republican U.S. representatives to support an im-

migration-reform bill that recently passed the Senate. “We are calling on our Republican congressional delegation leaders to step up, to exercise leadership, to show bipartisan willingness, to follow the will of the people of Colorado,” said Julien Ross of the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, during a rally that was held outside of Denver’s Republican Party headquarters. The group waved Americans flags and held signs that signaled its desire for

Immigration activists rally outside Denver’s Republican Party headquarters on July 2 in support of an immigration reform bill that is making its way through Congress.

immigration reform at the federal level. Immigration reform is high on President Obama’s second-term priority list, but it’s an effort that faces an unknown future in the Republican-controlled House. The bill — which passed the Democratic-controlled Senate by a 68-32 vote on June 27 — overhauls immigration laws by allowing a pathway to citizenship for about 11 million undocumented workers. It also puts provisions in place that strengthen border security. Many House Republicans have expressed concern over security issues in the bill, and some party members are opposed to a bill that they believe grants amnesty for those living here illegally. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has said through national media outlets that he will not bring the bill up for a vote if the majority Republicans in his caucus do not support it. The purpose of the Denver rally, which was organized by Coloradans for Citizenship Now, was to put pressure on Colorado’s four House Republicans — Reps. Mike Coffman, Doug Lamborn, Cory Gardner and Scott Tipton — to support the Senate bill. Through a statement issued after the rally, Democratic Rep. Ed Perlmutter joined rally organizers in calling on House Republicans to pass immigration reform, saying that by al-

Ezequiel Ramirez of Highlands Ranch speaks in support of immigration reform in front of Denver’s Republican Party headquarters on July 2. Photos by Vic Vela lowing undocumented persons a pathway to citizenship it would “lead to increased job growth and a stronger economy.” “I hope House Republican leadership will work with Democrats in a bipartisan way to protect our borders and ensure those who are working hard, paying taxes, getting an education, learning English and not committing crimes are able to achieve their American Dream as a citizen of our country,” Perlmutter said. Colorado House Republicans are concerned that the Senate bill doesn’t go far enough in strengthening border security. Coffman said in a statement that in 1986, when Congress

passed a major immigration reform bill, the promises made “on enforcement and border security were not promises kept.” “I will look for solutions in the House that will provide for the reforms necessary to not only secure our borders but to verify that they remain secure,” Coffman said in the statement. Coffman spokesman Dustin Zvonek did not wish to comment beyond what was in the statement. Rally speakers brought up Coffman’s upcoming reelection race, a contest that surely will receive national attention. “Latinos came out in record numbers in the last election,” said Olivia Mendoza of the Colorado Latino

Forum. “This is just the beginning.” Ezequiel Ramirez, 19, of Highlands Ranch, voted for the first time last year, and is one of Coffman’s constituents. Though he was born in the U.S., his parents were not. “The message we want to get across is that this is potentially going to help out a lot of people,” Ramirez said. “It’s going to help us become a better country. There’s a lot of people counting on (Coffman) and it’s really important for him to put his vote into this. Asked by reporters how he’d characterize Coffman’s re-election chances if he does not support the bill, Ramirez said, “Best of luck.”

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Educators go on working vacation 200 teachers attend summer science camp By Virginia Grantier It’s summertime, time to be lounging by the pool, just like teachers Amanda Schmidt and Karen Stanfield. Well, maybe not just like them. The two elementary school teachers were sitting on a concrete sidewalk June 24 next to a kiddie wading pool in 90s temps, and they were dressed in long pants. Not cool. Stanfield’s long shirtsleeves were pushed up for work. And their focus was on handfuls of nails and the sand-dollar-size boats they had just designed out of soft clay. The idea was to see how many nails they could load on their boats before it sank. Ultimately, Schmidt prevailed with 16 nails to Stanfield’s 11. They had taken the plunge, just like about 200 other Douglas County elementary teachers, to spend two summer days soaking up not sun but science camp at Castle Rock Elementary School — an opportunity that Jaime Bailey, a district assessment specialist for professional development, and others had organized. Bailey said busy elementary teachers often focus on teaching life and earth sciences instead of physical science. The camp gave teachers opportunities to try physicalscience labs that take few supplies. The second day of camp, teachers then wrote lab

Debbie Charleton, a fourth-grade teacher at Bear Canyon Elementary School, tries to create energy without the traditional battery, making an “enviro battery” using vinegar and other ingredients. She was learning the ins and outs of a new lab for her students. lesson plans. Eric Sonnentag, an eighth-grade teacher at Mesa Middle School, this day wearing a camp counselor shirt, said that for the camp, he redesigned labs he uses for elementary level. What he wanted the camperteachers to discover was they didn’t need a huge science kit, just a few simple items from a store. “I know elementary teachers are really cramped for time,” he said. “What I hope is that they understand that science can be

Northridge Elementary sixth-grade teachers Lynn Carey, left, and Christine Kounkel were among 200 Douglas County elementary school teachers who recently spent two of their summer days at Castle Rock Elementary School learning labs and ways to better teach physical science. Photos by Virginia Grantier done quickly and you can give kids a lot of control.” Another lab had teachers trying to figure out how to get sugar out of bubble gum and then weighing it to see if it was lighter. Teachers interviewed said they figured out they could chew it to get the sugar out, and then took into consideration the additional saliva weight when weighing.

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n School security ready for rollout $674,000 marshal program to outfit officers in ‘soft’ uniform By Jane Reuter

Armed law enforcement officers will spend about two hours each day in area elementary, middle and other school buildings as part of the Douglas County School District’s new school security program. The $674,000 marshal program, which launches in August with the start of the academic year, was created in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in December. The district budgeted $600,000 for the program’s first year. Seven charter schools that opted into the program are paying a total of $74,000. That $674,000 reimburses the sheriff’s office and Castle Rock, Parker unty and Lone Tree police departments for their ng officers’ time.

DCSD will pay the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office $361,000, Castle Rock $160,000, Parker $123,000 and Lone Tree police $30,000. The amounts are based on the number of schools in each jurisdiction. Lone Tree, for instance, has the fewest buildings to patrol, with just two elementary schools and an early childhood education center. While the original plan called for plainclothes officers, they’ll instead wear what officers describe as a “soft uniform” — including a shirt with a department insignia on the front and “police” or “sheriff” printed on the back — so school staff, students and other officers easily can identify them. “In talking with law enforcement, there was concern about other agencies responding in the event of an emergency, and not being able to identify law enforcement from another threat,” DCSD Chief Operations Officer Bill Moffitt said. “So the agreement we landed on was a

soft uniform.” Because officers will report to schools in unmarked cars, those outside the building won’t know when law enforcement is on campus. Chief Jeff Streeter said officers will spend an hour every morning and afternoon in each of the city’s three school buildings. They’ll interact with students and staff, which Streeter said isn’t unlike their previous school visits. “Lone Tree has always participated with the school district in training classes, DARE being one of them, weekly or every other week,” he said. “So now we’ll be there on a daily basis. “I think it’s a good program. I think it does give us another layer of safety.” The sheriff’s office, meanwhile, is responsible for 38 charter, middle and elementary schools. Like Lone Tree, the office doesn’t plan to hire additional officers to do the work. “We have a little under 300 sworn offi-

cers,” sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Ron Hanavan said. “Out of those 300, people can basically on their days off sign up for extra duty. There wouldn’t be enough funding to hire additional officers. We’re doing it for us in the most cost-effective way.” Lone Tree won’t use patrol officers, instead relying on those who work in the investigations division. The Parker Police Department plans to hire an additional officer to help implement the program. Castle Rock is relying on existing staff this year, but will hire and train two more officers by the start of the 2014-15 academic year, according to town spokeswoman Caroline Kipp. “We’re really confident this is going to be successful,” Moffitt said. “I think it’s going to be an excellent additional lawyer of security that really strikes a partnership in the community and the county as a whole.”

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By Jane Reuter A 31-year-old Franktown man is facing five charges including driving under the influence and first-degree assault for nearly striking a sheriff’s deputy, then leading law officers on a chase down Interstate 25 early July 7. The pursuit ended with both the driver and a sheriff’s deputy taken to a hospital after crashing at Belleview Avenue. Jonathan Merage is accused of vehicular eluding, first-degree assault, resisting arrest, reckless driving and DUI in a series of early morning incidents. An officer first saw the Lexus travel-

Magician Joe Givan and Gary Brown, right, help ready magician Carol Massie for the finale during a July 2 Theatre of Dreams performance. The annual event was held to show appreciation for people taking part in the Douglas County School District’s Senior Employee Program. Photo by Jane Reuter

ing about 100 mph on Interstate 25 south of Lone Tree just after 1 a.m., according to Douglas County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Ron Hanavan. About 10 minutes later, the car was spotted in an apartment complex off Lincoln Avenue east of I-25. Deputies tried to box the Lexus in with their patrol car, but Merage managed to drive away, narrowly missing a deputy. Deputies pursued Merage Merage north on Interstate 25 to about Belleview, where he crashed into a concrete barrier. Two Douglas County sheriff’s vehicles also collided at the scene. Merage and a deputy both were taken to an area hospital, but were released. Merage was being held in the Douglas County jail.

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Schools gain from experience People 60 and older work during academic year By Jane Reuter Fifty-five years after he first started teaching, Gordon Goudy is still in the classroom. The 77-year-old Acres Green resident, among 100 enrolled in the Senior Employee Program, helps Acres Green Elementary fourth-grade math students four days a week for a few hours each time. “I love it,” Goudy said. “I love working with the kids to bring out their potential, seeing them make progress. “It keeps my mind going, keeps me from getting stagnant. Besides that, my wife likes it because it gets me out of the house.” The Douglas County School District program, launched in 1989, has a permanent waiting list. Seniors earn minimum wage and work a maximum of 170 hours during the school year, usually in a school near their home, often in a school their grandchildren attend. Goudy and about 25 other participants gathered in Castle Rock July 2 for the annual Senior Employee Program appreciation event, this year including a free magic performance at Castle Rock’s Theatre of Dreams. It’s a small token of appreciation for a huge amount of work, said program coordinator Stacey Briggs. “The average value of a volunteer hour is over $20 an hour, so $7.76 doesn’t even come close to it,” she said.

“With budget cuts, I’ve had more requests the last couple years than I did when it started. The schools are thrilled to have them.” Seniors are thrilled, too. “Everyone wants to feel like they’re making a difference and I think they really do,” Briggs said. “Plus seniors tell me that little extra money every month really helps them out. The only sad part is there are so many people that would like to be involved and I don’t have enough spaces.” Those who earn a coveted spot in the program’s ranks typically keep it. “I have some that have been in for 25 years,” Briggs said. “They have to be over 60, so I have some that are over 85 years old that are still in the program. If the schools are happy and they’re happy, they can stay in the program as long as they like.” Ruth Baxter just finished her second year with the program as a reading tutor at Parker’s Mountain View Elementary. It’s a natural next step for a woman who spent much of her career helping improve children’s literacy. “I have this wonderful passion for struggling readers,” she said. “I love the interaction with the children.” Sadie Bush is new to the program, just completing her first year working in the library at Castle Rock’s Clear Sky Elementary. She’ll be back in August to resume her duties. “I retired after 40 years as a nurse; I didn’t want any more nursing,” she said. “A friend of mine was doing this and told me; I’m very grateful to her. I love my job.”


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County gets land to complete trail system Local sections of long route coming together By Ryan Boldrey Ten years after the vision of a multipurpose trail from Wyoming to New Mexico was put into action, Douglas County has now acquired all the necessary land to piece together an unbroken trail corridor linking Arapahoe and El Paso counties. With the recent acquisitions of the 26acre Martinez property east of the Tomah Road exit — just north of Larkspur — off Interstate 25, as well as the Iron Horse Open Space to the north, the county now owns all the necessary land to link the Cherry Creek Trail at the Arapahoe border to the Greenland Open Space Trail to the south. The Colorado Front Range Trail, which could someday connect 15 cities, 14 counties and many smaller towns and communities, expects to span 876 miles once it is complete. Spearheaded by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the project has over 500 stakeholders, including federal agencies and communities along the trail, working together to complete the vision. “Douglas County actually has a fairly large chunk of it already developed,” said Cheryl Matthews, Douglas County open space director. “We still have to get from Columbine Open Space, which is about six miles south of Castle Rock, into Castle Rock someday in the future, but in the meantime, we now have that final link to get from Columbine to the El Paso County line.”

The Greenland Open Space Trail on the south end of the county already connects to the New Santa Fe Trail, which runs south through El Paso County, 43 miles down to Fountain. Once Douglas County develops all of the land it has acquired into trails one will be able to get to Fountain up into Denver County, utilizing eventual connections from the Greenland trail to the Plum Creek, Castle Oaks and Cherry Creek trails. There is still one other plot the county hopes to obtain that will allow it connect the Plum Creek Trail going west to the High Line Canal, Platte Canyon and Chatfield trails, and connecting to the 470 Trail, which will give hikers and bikers the option of going east or west on the Colorado Front Range Trail while inside Douglas County. For now, Matthews said, there is excitement in having that spine in place to run the trail through the county. As far as how quickly the necessary links get developed, she says a master plan process will begin this summer and the hope is that some of the trail work will begin in 2014. “It is going to depend a lot on funding,” she said, adding that the county will apply for grant funding. “We could do it all in one year if we get enough money.” The Douglas County commissioners approved the $675,000 purchase of the Martinez Property June 23, which includes the 26 acres of land, a 3,834-square-foot home that could be used for a variety of purposes, a 560-square-foot equipment building and 27 acre-feet of adjudicated water rights for the portion of East Plum Creek that runs through the property.

douglas county sheriff’s briefs Missing dogs raise care issue

Douglas County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Tammy Lane in Parker on June 23 and spoke with a homeowner who had just returned from a three-day trip to Texas. The homeowner had left two dogs, a 65-pound German shepherd mix named Emily, and a 130-pound black lab named Jules, in their fenced yard with food, water and shelter, and returned home to find them missing. The homeowner was under the impression the dogs had been stolen, as she said: “They do not run away and had no way to get out of the yard.” On June 24, the case was closed as a neighbor who had found the dogs running free, and taken them in, made contact with the homeowner and returned them. “We suggest that people either kennel their dogs or have a friend or loved one look after them and take care of them if they are going to be away,” said Sgt. Ron Hanavan, spokesman for the sheriff’s office. “Especially with the hot temperatures, dogs that are left outside should not be left unattended. They don’t have the ability to monitor their own body temperature in the heat and aren’t always going to go to the shade even if it is there.” Temperatures reached 93 degrees in Parker during that three-day span.

Vehicle break-ins continue

There were numerous reports of vehicles being broken into throughout Douglas County between the dates of June 21 and 28. Items stolen consisted of iPads, iPods, navigators, purses, wallets, gym bags, CDs, credit cards and a garage door opener. The reports included a vehicle parked outside in the 10200 block of Park Meadows Drive in Lone Tree on June 21; four vehicles in the 9600 block of Timberhawk Circle in Highlands Ranch, overnight on June 24-25; a vehicle parked in an open

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garage in the 10600 block of Ashfield Street in Highlands Ranch on June 25; a vehicle parked in an open garage in the 100 block of Prairie Ridge Road in Highlands Ranch on June 26; a vehicle parked outside in the 500 block of Villa Drive in Castle Pines on June 26; a vehicle parked outside in the 9400 block of McShane Court in Parker on June 26; two vehicles parked outside at different residences in the 8400 block of Tanglewood Street in Highlands Ranch on June 27; and a vehicle parked in an open garage in the 4500 block of Lyndenwood Point in Highlands Ranch on June 28.

CenturyLink case destroyed

After receiving several calls for no service in the southern portion of Douglas County, CenturyLink employees discovered that a repeater case on Jackson Creek Road, five miles south of Perry Park, had been “shot up” sometime during the day June 28. The case, which held several circuits controlling cable, Internet, T-1 service and data service, was completely destroyed. It appeared the case, valued at $6,000, was shot by a small caliber firearm.

Coyote Creek windows broken

Deputies responded to Coyote Creek Elementary School in Highlands Ranch on June 25 to a report that for the third time in the month of June, some of the windows at the school had been broken by large rocks. Nothing has been taken from the school, there were no signs of unlawful entry and there are no suspects at this time.

American flag stolen

“Old Glory” was stolen from a house on the 9400 block of Morning Glory Lane in Highlands Ranch sometime between 11:30 a.m. and 8:45 p.m. June 25. There are no suspects and neighbors did not see anyone suspicious near the property.

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Don’t let one second go unappreciated Have you ever paid attention when someone is counting for a specific purpose or during a game or competition, and as they near the point of where they are counting toward, there is a discernable difference in the tonality and pace? If they are counting to 10 for instance it may sound something like 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 888, 999999, 10. What is it about the approach to those final numbers that has us draw them out, elongate them for dramatic purposes? We could be counting to 10, 50, 100, or any number for that matter, and just as we get close for some reason we end up with 95, 96, 9777, 988888, 999999999, 100. It’s not even the final number that gets the extra emphasis, I mean when we hit 10 or 100 we just say that number sharply and crisply, with absolute finality. It even happens when we do a countdown and reverse the order, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 333, 222222, 1111111, 0! Almost as if we are trying to extend or expand a timed event or task. I know it makes it fun during games and competitions, especially when

we are surrounded by our friends and family and enjoying our time together while we play. I like those other numbers too, all of those in-between numbers. I like thinking about how I can make every second count. There are 86,400 seconds in each day, and it’s the same for each and every one of us. During a recent workout I noticed that I was actually counting my repetitions in much the same way I described above. Particularly when I was doing a particular exercise and had to hold a position for a specified period of time. As I was counting

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Flesh is weak, spirit isn’t far behind Ninety-year old Constance Rolon cried when Denver police officers welcomed her back into her home. Constance had been taken to a motel by the officers two weeks earlier because they determined that her house was uninhabitable. I have seen this before. My good friend Ruth Todd lost her husband and most of her five senses, and housework didn’t get done. Constance’s daughter died, and her son Paul vanished 13 years ago. A 2001 Westword article, “Home Alone,” details Paul’s mysterious disappearance when he was vacationing in Crete. Constance’s caregiver was gone. Little by little, her home went undone. Ruth’s home went that way too. Ruth was 96 when she died in a hospice, and thinking we were married. Relatives were anxious for her money, but not to help out with her estate. Ruth’s brilliant paintings went to the Kirkland Museum. Her furniture was sold or donated. The rest, including an empty bowling ball bag, went into one of the two dumpsters that I filled. Ruth spent a lot of time in ambulances near the end of her life. She always took her resume with her. She was a beautiful New York model in the 1920s and 30s, and by the time she turned 87, when I met her, she was an invisible woman. When police officers made a welfare check on Constance they couldn’t get in the front door. “Trash and tangled possessions” blocked them. There were cats. Aren’t there always cats? Ruth had a cat named Sweet Pea. Sweet Pea was attached to Ruth and to no one else. Ruth had one cat after another. In succession, they showed up at her back door. Ruth let one in, and it stayed with her for the rest of its life. Then another one showed up. “How terribly strange to be 70.” Simon

and Garfunkel wrote that. I am a handful of years away from being strange. The truth is that I have been strange all along. No one wants to get older. We lose things and forget things. The crisp young woman who walked the high school halls is long gone. We can no longer talk like we once did. Words become wickets. No one pays attention to us. No one flirts. Ruth and I went grocery shopping. It took two hours. She held up the grapes. She looked at vegetables like she might be seeing them for the last time. “At roll call, I told the guys what I needed and they all volunteered and took a chore,” said Sgt. Kim Lovato of the District 1 station.” The officers replaced carpet and painted Constance’s walls. They took care of the cats. Ruth bent over to pick up a piece of paper on her front porch. She broke her hip, and didn’t come home for 40 days. She didn’t think she would ever come home. So I went to her house and took pictures. Sweet Pea showed up, out of nowhere, and she let me take a picture of her. I took the pictures to the nursing home and Ruth couldn’t stop crying. Then she held me. If 70 is strange, what is 90? I’m not sure I want to find out. Beautiful lives sometimes fade without grace. I looked at my father in a Michigan hospital and wanted him to come back and play catch with me. But he couldn’t do anything on his own. He Smith continues on Page 9

down in my head and neared the number zero, I literally found myself extending the final numbers just so I could work a little harder. Of course, I could have just as easily kept counting, but the effect of drawing out the countdown to zero seemed to motivate me just a little more. How many times during our day do we either rush to have our workday come to an end, wishing the seconds and minutes would tick by just a little faster? It’s almost like we are counting them, either counting them up or counting them down, but we are watching the clock either way. And it could also happen as we wish the evening chores would go by faster or our workouts would be over sooner. What would happen if we stopped wishing for our 86,400 seconds to fly by us each day and we focused on making the most out of every one of the seconds we are so blessed to enjoy? During the rush and crush of our lives it is so easy to get wrapped up in the moments that we forget seconds. And each second is so valuable. Just ask a profes-

sional football player or basketball player if they can win a game with only three seconds left on the game clock. Watch as top chefs compete on some of the Food Network shows like “Chopped” or “Master Chef” and how much they can accomplish in the final 30 seconds as they complete their dishes. Instead of counting up to a final number or counting down to zero, and instead of just emphasizing those final few seconds, try to remember just how important every second is and think of ways that you can and will make every second count. Are you managing the clock to maximize every second, or winning the game in the final three seconds with a “buzzer beater” all too often? Either way I would love to hear all about it at gotonorton@, and I hope this will be a better than good week for you. Michael Norton, a resident of Highlands Ranch, is the former president of the Zig Ziglar organization and CEO and founder of

Time to address parent concerns In a recent opinion piece, “Bogus claims ...,” Mr. Randy Reed claimed to be interested in the truth regarding the state of Douglas County School District. In the next breath he claims there is a “cottage industry of pro-union attack groups that have sprouted up across our community” without providing any concrete evidence of who these groups are and what proof he has of their association to the AFL-CIO or ACLU. The truth, Mr. Reed, is that these groups consist of parents who no longer have a voice in the Douglas County School District. Parents who moved to Douglas County with the hope of educating their children in one of the best school districts in the state. Instead they discover that class sizes have exploded and high school instructional time has been cut while the district is holding back vital resources and allowing its fund balance to quadruple. The variance between budget and actual expenditures is inexcusable and the ongoing $20 million surplus year after year demonstrates that cuts to our schools were unnecessarily made. Parents, often referred to as “customers” by the Board of Education, are discouraged by the actions of a school board that spends half of their time meeting behind closed doors and by a district that ignores the results of a parent survey showing that only 38 percent of parents are satisfied with the direction of the district. Many parents have tried addressing their concerns at board meetings and District Accountability Committee meetings, only to be ignored, intimidated or belittled.

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Clearly, there is a problem in the school district — just read the paper week after week. Parents whose voices have been silenced will no longer sit idle while their childrens’ education is in jeopardy. Parentdriven groups like Strong Schools Coalition and Douglas County Parents have “sprouted up” because unlike Reed’s organization, parents are not flush with money to spend on robo calls and paid canvassers who distribute literature to virtually every citizen’s front door. Parents are hosting house parties through DCEdOutreach simply because they want a voice and their cries have gone unanswered. If Reed truly wants the truth about what is happening in Douglas County School District, simply restore parent voices. Reed’s refusal to acknowledge that a large number of parents have valid concerns leads me to believe that the truth may not be what he is truly seeking. Susan D. Meek is a former spokeswoman for the Douglas County School District who ran for a board seat and served as vice president of Strong Schools Coalition.

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letters to the editor Schools are in good hands

I’ve been a resident of Douglas County for 35 years and I have two children, who attended our public schools from kindergarten through graduation. I, like many others, have been supportive of our district school board and administration’s innovative policies, which a recent Denver Post editorial said were “on the right track.” I applaud the district’s fiscal management that has recently allowed for all employees to receive a raise, while meeting federal and state restrictions for reserves and contingencies and keeping an emergency fund. The new high school class schedule has made important changes. It has reduced class sizes overall, created new electives, increased academic achievement, reduced absences and tardiness while allowing for flexibility, should there be there a drastic federal or state cut in school funding. Meanwhile, our teachers have worked with administrators to put together this year’s new teacher evaluation system. During the same period, teachers have been innovating and revamping their own curriculums. Other positives? The district maintains a 10 percent normal annual attrition rate for teachers that is actually lower than other local school districts and, recently, the Sunshine Review gave the Douglas County School District an A- transparency rating. Additionally, our district will have a school marshal plan in place next fall to make our children safer at school. The day of the “school factory” is ending. To compete globally, the premise of education needs to shift. Douglas County is heading in a good direction by moving toward a world-class education that is personalized to fit each child’s needs. Our board of education has set a good course. Charcie Russell Castle Rock

Big money is real ‘outside influence’

Randy Reed’s guest column is desperate to make people believe that the fight against the reforms in the Douglas County School District is driven by the union. He asks, “Do Douglas County Schools belong to us, or to liberal special-interest groups like the ACLU and the AFL-CIO?” That is an interesting question. Who does this school district belong to? Does it belong to the parents, students and teachers in Douglas County, or does it belong to outside interests with deep pockets? The outside interests I refer to are not the AFL-CIO or the ACLU. They are outside interests like Alex Cranberg and Ralph Nagel, of the Alliance for School Choice, who donated more than $20,000 to Doug Benevento and Meghann Silverthorn’s campaigns in 2009. Neither Cranberg nor Nagel is a resident of Douglas County. Alex Cranberg also donated $50,000 to the District’s legal fund for the voucher lawsuit. Additional donations have come from The Daniels Fund, in excess of $500,000, and the Walton Family Foundation at $300,000. The Daniels Fund has given the Douglas County school district $150,000 to create commercials promoting this school board and their reforms. Who is being influenced by outside interests? Does this school district belong to the Alliance for School Choice, The Daniels Fund and the Walton Family Foundation? Or does it belong to the parents, students and teachers who want a say in what is best for our kids and their education? I am a parent. I am not a union member, union representative or union operative. The union has nothing to do with my concern for the direction of the district. My concern has everything to do with my children, their education and the interests outside of Douglas County that are trying to influence it. Amy DeValk Highlands Ranch

Adult agendas trump students’ best interest

Regarding Randy Reed’s guest column in the June 27-28 editions:

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couldn’t even talk with me. We see each other with quiet familiarity. But some of us are floating away while we’re still here, and go unnoticed. Ruth used to say, “Take me to Dr. Kev-

The big truth, Randy Reed, is that I am “red-in-the-face mad at the Dougco School Board and Administration.” I am a PARENT of Douglas County students. I am NOT the AFL-CIO, ACLU, nor any other union. The recent evaluation fiasco clearly demonstrates this leadership’s irresponsible actions. Rather than using its incomplete evaluation program as a pilot this year (as many school districts have done), Dougco leadership recklessly implemented an ill-conceived evaluation program a year before required by statute and tied all employee salaries to it before proving it to be valid or reliable. All done in an effort to pad resumes and make a name for themselves as the “national leader in public school innovation.” The big truth is that the audacious disregard of what is best for students in order to promote adults’ personal agendas is wreaking havoc in our public schools and makes this parent even more determined to get new leadership in the Douglas County School District. Wendy Vogel Highlands Ranch

Teachers make schools excellent

In response to Randy Reed’s guest column, “Bogus claims can’t hide school excellence,” if “Douglas County is one of the best school districts in America,” then why are only 14 percent of its teachers considered highly effective? The truth is that the teachers, not the school board, are responsible for the excellence in DCSD and always have been. Many teachers are not concerned about the union. But the new evaluation system is demoralizing and does not measure the impact teachers have in the classroom. If it did, it would be based on what actually goes on in the classroom — not paperwork. We need to get back to the days when every move made in schools was based on the question “Is that what’s best for kids?” Deborah Seaquist Highlands Ranch

Don’t let moneyed groups destroy our schools

With a school board election a few months away, Douglas County teachers continue to be vilified by anti-public education interests. The latest attack is Randy Reed’s opinion piece in the June 27-28 editions. What’s true is our children would not be doing so well, year in and year out, were it not for the dedication and commitment of the professionals in the classrooms. What’s also true is that in just a few short years, our current school board and influential members of our community (like Mr. Reed) have undone decades of good work. They’ve managed to bring politics into classrooms and our homes in a way a union never could. Mr. Reed runs the Douglas County Education Alliance. It has an important sounding name, with a seemingly innocuous website: But the Alliance is apparently nothing more than a front for a moneyed group supporting school privatization. The Alliance website was established by DC London, a paid political consulting organization from Phoenix. DC London provides a range of services, including: campaign and “grassroots” management; message and brand development; and lobbying. DC London was co-founded by Sean Noble and Elissa Scannell, former staff members of Arizona Republican Congressman John Shadegg. Mr. Noble is a prominent Koch brothers’ operative and self-admitted money launderer. He has a history of running conservative cash conduits with very deep pockets. As an example, during the 2010 elections, Mr. Noble funneled almost $55 million to two dozen dark money groups. Regardless of our political stripes (red, blue, green or rainbow), as parents we ought to ask: Why on God’s green earth is an Arizona-based, political consulting firm

orkian.” There were days, when nothing on her worked, that I wish I could have. “Bless your hearts, thank you, thank you,” Constance said to the officers. “We are such stuff as dreams are made on.” — The Tempest, Act 4, scene 1. Craig Marshall Smith is an artist, educator and Highlands Ranch resident. He can be reached at craigmarshallsmith@comcast. net

engaged in Douglas County school issues? What is Mr. Reed’s association with Noble and DC London? Why the focus on OUR district? Follow the money. Tony Peccolo Castle Rock

Reed’s claims are bogus

Regarding Randy Reed’s guest column in the June 27-28 editions: Randy Reed’s charges are bogus! Whatever happened to the non-partisan school board elections? There was a time when both major political parties sat on the board, working together for the best school district in the state. There were disagreements and they were worked out for the betterment of ALL concerned; teachers, staff, students, parents and the whole community. There was never the divisive, one-minded, secretive and political ideology there is now. The taxpayers’ money stayed in the district for kids and their education, not to pay an outrageous salary to the superintendent, or hire some Republican lawyer from Colorado Springs, or to private/religious schools. It is time for a new board to be elected. One that does not put their “spin” on what they want the community to hear. One that puts the district before their political beliefs, whether Republican or Democratic. Pat Nagorka Parker

Thank you, Randy Reed

Regarding Randy Reed’s guest column in the June 27-28 editions: Thanks for the enlightening trip into the minds of those supposedly in control of Douglas County Schools. You are a part of what’s going on there, you sense it isn’t working, and recognize it is beginning to fail. You see a chance to sound the alarm and become a hero. You follow your political instincts, find someone else to blame. You launch a particularly bitter denunciation of the district’s teacher union. Problem is, Mr. Reed, that the community knows that your villain has already been defanged and declawed. All our teachers have left is their voice. Maybe you could get a mass gag order to completely

silence them like you wish. The villain is not the union, Mr. Reed, it is you and everyone else involved in yielding control of our school district to the NRP. This is the big truth that you try to obscure. Bill Downum Highlands Ranch

Union isn’t behind anger about ‘reform’

According to Dougco School Board Director Doug Benevento, the Douglas County School District debate is about the union versus parents, teachers and students. This is a bold-faced lie. The debate in Douglas County is about our parents, teachers and students versus outside reform-minded influences on our public schools — just follow the money trail. These are the facts. The main voices fighting for our public schools are parentand community-driven and have no union ties. Strong Schools Coalition — no union influence. Taxpayers for Public Education — no union influence. Douglas County Parents — no union influence. Voices for Public Education — no union influence. Facebook’s SPEAK — no union influence. Facebook’s Involved Douglas County Teachers and Citizens — no union influence. We are parents, teachers, community members and students wanting our public schools back. These are the facts! Here is one example of how our current school board and administration have been bought by money from outside our district. Benevento and Meghann Silverthorn received a total of $20,000 in campaign contributions from Alex Cranberg and Ralph Nagel, of the Alliance for School Choice. Neither Cranberg nor Nagel is a resident of Douglas County. Silverthorn even received $5,000 from former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan. Another outside source, The Daniels Fund, has given the Douglas County school district $150,000 to create commercials promoting this reform agenda. Benevento can give no specifics to his lies around union influence. These outside influences are hurting our community’s voice in our schools. Stefanie Fuhr Highlands Ranch


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ne of today’s real estate trends is appropriately named “rightsizing.” This happens when an existing home owner wants to rightsize their housing needs in terms of space, upkeep and mortgage costs. Typically, Empty Nesters or buyers in retirement are looking to rightsize, but this trend applies to anyone looking to buy their next home.One of the ways current students or even recent graduates can make themselves more attractive to prospective employers is to find the right internship. Internships are not always easy to get, and many of them don’t pay. But students who find the right internship often look back and recognize that their internship was their first step toward a rewarding career, and a step that provided valuable insight into their chosen field. To find the right internship, consider the following tips. Whether you are interested in living in a traditional neighborhood or a master-planned community full of amenities, with these simple steps you will be able to find the rightsized home to fit your needs. SPACE For the first time in many years, smaller homes have become much more dominant in the marketplace. For many, the right fitting home is smaller than ever before. The assump-

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being at home and not having those tasks on their to-do list, ever thanks to the maintenance provided by the Home Owner’s Association (HOA). COST When looking for a home, cost is oftentimes the leading factor in any search. Cost varies greatly depending on the age and size of a home, the surrounding community and a number of other factors that figure into the value of a home. When looking for your next home, make sure to consider what matters most to you – style of home, amenities, walkability, etc. – knowing the rightsize cost will affect which elements are possible. One way to rightsize your cost, yet still afford many of the community features you want, is to look in a neighborhood or master-planned community that offers multiple housing types. When a mixture of housing types is available – single-family, patio home or other style – it is much more reasonable to expect to find the rightsized mortgage to fit your financial needs. And, when you bring together home styles that appeal to everyone from young professionals and growing families, to Empty Nesters and active adults, a vibrant community is the result. As you head out to find your next home, don’t think of it as fitting in

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Lawn/Garden Services



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Mellow Mushroom makes colorful debut Restaurant is bright addition to Lone Tree

Well before tasting the Mellow Mushroom’s food, the restaurant’s new Lone Tree building feeds its guests’ eyes with colorful, whimsical decor. The visual appetizers start on Park Meadows Drive, where the orangeand-blue building — topped by a cartoon mushroom flashing a peace sign and tossing a pizza — greets visitors to the Entertainment District. A smiling, pizza-laden waiter sculpted in yellow and blue metal stands at the restaurant’s entrance. The sensory stimulus doesn’t let up inside, where a 1970s theme plays out in disco balls, color-splashed ceiling supports and wall murals on which butterflies, mushrooms and musicians appear to dreamily float. “The decor is fabulous,” said Lone Tree resident Kim Lenihan, one of hundreds who dined there during the restaurant’s June 30 grand opening. “Fantastic,” agreed Bob Lenihan. “Groovy,” decided a man at the bar. The new look is a far cry from any of the building’s previous tenants, which

Yet while the $516 increase appears to be an astounding one, according to Douglas County spokeswoman Wendy Holmes, it is skewed by the fact that wages increased 362 percent for the industry of “management of companies and enterprises.” “When you remove that group, wages in Douglas County are only up 7.9 percent,” Repella Holmes said, pointing to the other 18 industries that were weighed. Still, that is a positive sign for a county that between the fourth quarters in 2010 and 2011 ranked No. 318 with an 8.6 decrease in wages, all industries considered. The county only had three industries that were down, and with the addition of 5,000 new jobs there is a lot to be pleased about,

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are still on the way in. “So much of it is about the attitude,” Repella said. “When there is a government jurisdiction that is difficult to work with, businesses tell each other, word gets out, and that jurisdic-With r tion gets a bad reputation. ment c “When you have a government jurisdiction that is great to work with, they share that with each other as well, and that positive reputation pays off. It is rare, from what all these businesses tell me; it is shocking that it’s rare, but it is rare.” Whether it is speeding up the permit process or simply listening to the needs and desires of prospective companies, Repella said the county is doing everything it can to bring business in and keep that pro-business momentum going. “We are in a very healthy position,” she said. “But what really matters to me is that people can provide for their families. That’s what all this data means. You can look at all the numbers and you can beat yourself in the chest, but knowing that people are doing well, that’s really what matters in the end.”

its community gardens. It also charges a seasonal fee of $45 for residents and $52 for non-residents to use a 10-by20-foot plot. That money makes up for most of the district’s costs. “After you factor in maintenance and so forth, I think it’s a wash,” Adamson said. But money is not the motivating factor for either the metro district or those who use the gardens. Acres Green resident Karli Morton’s densely packed Cheese Ranch plot includes about 10 vegetable varieties, but she can’t say with certainty the produce lowers her grocery bill. “I have to be working the soil,” she said. “I have to be close to the earth.”

But she would much rather do so in Lone Tree. “I would very much be in support of a community garden,” Morton said. Britt thinks an area behind Eagle Ridge Elementary might be ideal for a community garden. Councilmembers also suggested RidgeGate’s Schweiger Ranch among the potential sites. The American Community Gardening Association estimates that 18,000 community gardens are growing throughout the United States and Canada. Lone Tree is accepting input until July 24. To take the online survey, visit

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said Douglas County Commissioner Jill Repella. “I would say it is because of two things,” Repella said. “It says that businesses that are already here are doing well enough to start giving people salary increases. It is also attributable to the type of businesses that have been choosing to come here. We have a lot of corporations and headquarters coming here, which brings in higher salaries.” Repella views the way in which the county altered how it did business once the recession hit as a driving factor in why the county is doing so well today. “Four years ago, we knew we were facing a very, very different time in the history of Douglas County,” she said. “We had to change how we interacted with the business community and really create a very business-friendly culture.” The result, she said, has created an “upward spiral” that has continuously helped land large corporations such as Visa USA Inc., Redwood Trust and Charles Schwab, all of which don’t even factor into the recent data as they

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included the Blue Rox Grill, Hops, Kassai and Grazio. Franchise owners Sharon and Morris Purcel and their son Shane stripped the restaurant’s interior down to the shell, investing about $2 million to redesign the building to their standards. That included greatly expanding the patio with garage doors and in-floor heating to allow open-air or enclosed year-round dining, recon-

figuring the kitchen and taking the building’s exterior from bland to brilliant. “The design and colors reflect the fun that’s to be had inside,” Sharon Purcel said. “It’s family-oriented, and it’s also after-hours-oriented.” Drink and food menu offerings carry on the quirky theme — with names like the Kosmic Karma, Mellowterranean and Thai Dye pizzas — but Purcel said the restaurant’s pizza is serious business. “Our pizza crust is what makes it extremely special,” Purcel said. “Our specialty is the spring water and the molasses. It’s a very creative recipe.” Mellow Mushroom also offers build-your-own salads, calzones and hoagies. The Lone Tree location is the third in Colorado, joining The Streets at Southglenn and downtown Denver. “We’re just thrilled to be part of the community,” Purcel said. “The population is exactly who we thought would enjoy the restaurant. “We definitely want to embrace the community. I certainly hope the community embraces us.” The 121-store Georgia-based chain opened its first restaurant in 1974. Purcel said more sites are planned in Colorado.

the metro district that manages them has a waiting list for would-be gardeners. The first garden there, also triggered by community demand, opened in 1998. “We have a lot of people that return year in and year out,” said Nick Adamson, the district’s open space supervisor. “People seem to really enjoy it.” The metro district ties into existing adjacent park lines for water to serve

The Mellow Mushroom’s June 29 grand opening drew happy crowds. Photo by Jane Reuter


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Who wants to try out for ‘Millionaire’?

With room for 2,600 people, the Cirque du Soleil big top takes shape on the grounds of downtown Denver’s Pepsi Center. The colorful tent will be home to the Canadian entertainment company’s newest production, “Amaluna,” July 18-Aug. 25. The production travels with 65 trailers hauling more than 2,000 tons of equipment. Photo by Deborah Grigsby

Cirque du Soleil presents ‘Amaluna’ Show puts feminine twist on ‘Tempest’ By Jennifer Smith The big tent is back at the Pepsi Center, which can mean only one thing: It’s time once again for Cirque du Soleil’s visit to Denver. This year, the airy and colorful “contemporary circus” presents “Amaluna,” which means “love moon” in several languages and is the name of the island where the story is set. The production is a feminine twist on Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.” Instead of the

sorcerer Prospero, the audience will meet the sorceress Prospera. She presides over an island governed by goddesses, guided by the cycles of the moon. In this version, Prospera causes a storm that drives a group of young men to the island. Her daughter, Miranda, falls in love with one of them, and together they face myriad tribulations before living happily ever after. Director Diane Paulus is intimately familiar with the subject matter, as her first production was a rock version of “The Tempest.” Similar projects have included “The Donkey Show”; a disco adaptation of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”; the 40th anniversary production of “Hair”; “Best of Both Worlds,” a gospel adaptation of “A Winter’s

Tale”; and “The Karaoke Show,” an adaptation of “Comedy of Errors” set in a karaoke bar. “Amaluna” features the exotic costumes, daring athletics and evocative set design that have come to define Cirque du Soleil since its inception in 1984. Today, its 1,300 performers fascinate fans in simultaneous shows around the world, including a standing performance in Las Vegas. “Amaluna” travels in 65 trailers carrying nearly 2,000 tons of equipment. It takes eight days to set up the complete site, which includes the set, a kitchen and the 2,600seat tent, which is climate-controlled. The show runs July 18 through Aug. 25. Tickets are on sale now at cirquedusoleil. com.

‘Minimum Wage’ pays off for audience A cappella musical comedy on stage at Avenue Theater

if you go “Minimum Wage” plays through Aug. 3. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at the Avenue Theater, 417 E. 17th Ave., Denver. Tickets: $26. (For an additional $7.38, you can buy a ticket from the theater for a deluxe burger and fries at Park and Company, a few doors east.) 303-321-5925,

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sellingboe@ourcolorado When “Minimum Wage “ played Off-Broadway in 2007, Denver-based co-writers/ brothers Jeff and Charlie La Greca were in the cast of this kooky and wonderful a cappella musical comedy. (Sean Altman co-wrote the songs). One has to see this one to believe it! The actors don’t need a band — they supply their own music with their voices as they carry the audience at Denver’s Avenue Theater through training sessions at Happy Hamburger University, where “Minimum Wage” is what they’ll earn. Under the sure hand of director Nick Sugar, Michael Bouchard (Hux), Keegan C. Flaugh (Titus), Damon Guerasio (Orwell), Abby McInerney (Piercy) and Carter Edward Smith (Bradbury) sing rocking a cappella music almost

Damon Guerrasio, Keegan C. Flaugh, Abby McInerney, Carter Edward Smith and Michael Bouchard perform in the a cappella musical, “Minimum Wage” at the Avenue Theater. Courtesy photo non-stop for 90 minutes. There are a few minutes out to watch grainy, bad training videos and announcements from the company headquarters and a few more for bits of goony action. Numbers of new shops keep being announced. References to another major hamburger chain are continual and clever.

Music director Mark Middlebrooks, a teacher and performer familiar to fans at Littleton’s Town Hall Arts Center, has, in conjunction with Sugar’s good-humored direction and choreography, delivered an alltogether chorus of singers, each with a different role in the a cappella format and each indi-

vidually outstanding. Strong harmonies, beatboxing and fine comic timing prevail. Happy Hamburger University training includes segments on fryers, grills and spatulas, dangers and the theme song about what they’ll earn as they work their way toward the middle — “Minimum Wa-yay-age.” Different songs offer each performer a chance to shine. Keegan C. Flaugh, the booming bass, is the hypochondriac chain clown, Kooky, and Abby McInerney “Shakes her Booty With Danger.” Damon Guerasio’s take on “G-R-I-Double-L” is a showstopper in this most entertaining evening — it’s not to be missed.

Who wants to be a millionaire? Now, you can be, as the syndicated game show will audition Denverites on July 12 at the Seawell Ballroom at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” auditions will include a timed multiple choice test and, for those people who pass, an interview with one of the show’s producers. Auditioners will be seen on a firstcome, first-served basis and producers will audition as many people as they can. Participants must be at least 18 years of age, a U.S. resident and meet all eligibility requirements. Rules and times can be found on “Millionaire’s” website at www. A new season of “Millionaire” will debut at 2 p.m. Sept. 2 on KMGH-Channel 7 with new host Cedric the Entertainer.

AvidGolfer reaches 100

Colorado AvidGolfer is celebrating a 100th milestone. Not that the local magazine is becoming a centenarian — it still has a few years to go before hitting that drive — rather CAG is publishing its 100th issue with the July edition, on newsstands and online (www. this week. Editor Jon Rizzi realized a couple of months ago that the magazine was approaching its 100th edition. “It’s been a really great run so far,” he said. To celebrate CAG No. 100, the pages pay homage to past covers along with its current cover guy Billy Casper, whose company recently took over management of The Golf Club at Ravenna in Douglas County’s Waterton Canyon area. Other big names whose mugs have graced the coveted CAG cover include: Todd Helton (first cover), John Elway (twice), Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Arnold Palmer, Jill McGill, Amelia Earhart (last month), Amy Van Dyken, John Lynch, Terrell Davis, Don Cheadle, Kevin Costner, David Duval, Tom Weiskopf and on and on. But Rizzi doesn’t let the fairway grass grow under his feet. He’s set his sights on Broncos QB Peyton Manning for a future cover. “He’s only been here for a year, so we’re still working on that,” Rizzi said. After celebrating the biggest issue ever in 2006 just before The International held its last tournament at Castle Pines, CAG, along with the rest of the country, figuratively boarded up the windows to brace against the recession’s storm. “We weathered the recession, which hit the golf business and publishing business very hard,” Rizzi said. “We kept our hand firmly on the tiller and navigated the waters. We pulled back from nine issues to eight issues a year, which made us a stronger publication.” Rizzi, employee No. 1, was supported by co-captain and publisher Allen Walters, employee No. 2 in the company majority owned by The Baker brothers — Dick, Don and Ray. What does Rizzi hope to accomplish for the magazine’s next 100 issues? “Surviving is a good thing,” he said. “We Parker continues on Page 18


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want to continue to come up with some new ideas and new ways of covering the Colorado golf scene. We always want to be the ultimate resource for golf in Colorado.”

Bubbles and bites for charity

The American Wine Society Denver Chapter invites you to celebrate summer wines with bubbles and bites, beginning at 6 p.m. July 24 at The Washington Park Boathouse (Exposition Avenue between Downing and Franklin). The effervescent event benefits Sense of Security, an organization that helps to ensure that breast cancer patients receive the financial assistance they need while undergoing treatment. Your participation in this event helps to add to patients’ quality of life during this difficult time (check it out at Sense of Security is my pet charity, and I’ve been fortunate to help raise thousands of dollars for this worthy nonprofit for several years. The Boathouse overlooks the south shore of Smith Lake in the northern half of Washington Park, and is close to Exposition and Downing. Parking is available along the perimeter of the park or there is limited parking within the park using the following entrances: Marion and Virginia (north side), Exposition and Downing (west side), Kentucky and Franklin (east side) or Mississippi and Franklin (south side).

To order tickets, go to %26%3E%2B%26L2%40%5B%5F. Another event benefitting Sense of Security: The Bra Project for Breast Cancer has kicked off at Coquette Boutique in Cherry Creek North. Local survivors have created amazing works of bra art, which are available to the public during the Cherry Creek Arts Festival. Bidding is now open! Photos can be found on Coquette’s Facebook page (www. Stop by or call 303-355-7770 to place your bid. Artists include Keri Christiansen, Anne Fanganello, Sue Miller and Joby Koren, among others. All proceeds benefit Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation and Sense of Security. Bidding ends at the wrap-up event at 6 p.m. on July 12 at Coquette, 3003 E. 3rd Ave.

Blues & BBQ accepts challenge

The Duke Street Kings’ 16th Annual Blues & BBQ for Better Housing Block Party — set for July 14 in Olde Town Arvada — has accepted the challenge to raise more than $25,000 as the Silver Sponsor of the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project that benefits Habitat for Humanity. In addition to donating the money raised during the Blues & BBQ music festival, the Blues & BBQ for Better Housing Foundation will provide volunteers to help the former president build housing in Denver for those who are less fortunate. The festival runs from noon to 8 p.m. and an all-day pass is just $10. Music will be performed on three stages and you can dine and drink on Colorado’s best barbecue and beer that includes 70 street

Paladins return

After a nearly 10-year hiatus, legendary rockabilly and Western swing legends the Paladins have reunited to perform in Denver again on July 12 at Denver’s storied “Ninth Avenue West,” now named La Rumba. Sure to be a live-music and dancing highlight of the year for many fans, the all-original lineup will feature founding members Dave Gonzales and Thomas Yearsley. Tickets can be purchased in advance through, or at the door. Admission is 21 and over only, and doors open at 9 p.m. The Paladins, from San Diego, were founded in the early 1980s by guitarist Dave Gonzalez and his high school friend and double bass player, Thomas Yearsley. They have recorded nine studio and three live albums, and along the way built a reputation as one of America’s hardestworking live bands.

Dish, Southwest Airlines team up

Now, thanks to Dish Network and Southwest Airlines, TV flies free. Douglas County-based Dish is sponsoring free TV for all customers on eligible Southwest flights. The service offers 10 channels of live

television and 75 on-demand programs to wi-fi enabled devices such as smart phones, tablets and laptops. Usage is unlimited and only requires a Southwest passenger to view a Dish commercial.

Morrison welcomes back beer fest

The 17th annual Biergarten Festival returns to Morrison on July 12-14. The popular traditional German beer garden will be held at the TEV Edelwiss Pavilion at 17832 Highway 8 between The Fort restaurant and the town of Morrison. The beer garden hours are 4 to 10 p.m. on July 12; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on July 13; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 14, which will feature a German brunch or Frühschoppen. For more information, contact Executive Director Joshua Seeberg at 303-8371146 or Or you can visit


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‘Hairspray’ a dream show for local actress Evergreen company stages colorful play By Sonya Ellingboe Twenty-year-old Bailey Walton plays Tracy Turnblad in what she describes as her dream show, ”Hairspray,” which runs from July 12 to Aug. 4 at the Evergreen Players’ Center/Stage. She plays the pleasingly plump Baltimore teen who rushes home after school daily to watch the Corny Collins dance show on television, wishing she could be on it. She says she worked in “Magic Moments” recently with percussionist Tad Worley, who told her about Evergreen’s auditions for “Hairspray.” She landed the part and rehearsals started May 19. The year is 1962. Tracy lives with her

large, shy mother and supportive father in a small apartment where her mother takes in ironing. When she does get a place on the show, she determines to integrate it, replacing the once a month “Negro Night.” Complications arise and Tracy becomes a leader, dethroning the reigning teen queen and capturing the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin — as well as being an accomplished dancer. Walton The colorful show has a good story line and many big production numbers. It opened on Broadway in August 2002 and played until January 2009, plus expanding to national tours and a London run. It’s based on the film written and directed by John Waters. Brenda Billings is director of “Hairspray” and Alane Worley, who worked at Country

Dinner Playhouse for many years, is choreographer. The company first rehearsed dance numbers at ATA, the local dance studio Worley and Paul Dwyer operate. Bailey and her brother and father have performed often over the years at Littleton’s Town Hall Arts Center. Her first show was “Annie” in 2004. She attended Cherry Creek High School for a year then completed an online high school course because she was working at the Arvada Center. She became a nanny for Elizabeth and Tim Welch’s daughter and lived in New York with them for six months. (Town Hall fans will remember the couple with operatic voices. Elizabeth landed a job with the touring company of “Phantom of the Opera” and is now working in the show New York, where Tim has opened a voice studio.) Walton teaches at a child development center during the day and has been teach-

IF YOU GO “Hairspray” plays July 12 to Aug. 14 at Evergreen Players’ Center/Stage, 27608 Fireweed Drive, Evergreen. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays (no show July 13); 2 p.m. Sundays; extra show at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 14. Tickets: $15 to $25, 303-674-4934, ing dance and acting for Christian Youth Theater, which she plans to resume. In the fall, she will begin online classes at CU Denver in English, writing and child development, while continuing to teach. And, of course, she’ll watch the audition notices in case another dream opportunity comes along. Complicated theater schedules are a given in her family’s Centennial home. She mentioned that her dad will perform in Parker’s upcoming summer production of “Oklahoma” and brother Burke is cast in Boulder Dinner Theatre’s “The Full Monty.”

‘Nest’ finds its way to new home in Greenwood Village After a number of months installed in a busy downtown Denver location, sculptor Erick Johnson’s “The Nest” has been moved next to a peaceful pond at Westlands Park, 5701 S. Quebec St. in Greenwood Village. The installation is a collaboration of the Museum Outdoor Arts, Greenwood Village Arts and Humanities Council and Demiurge Design. Johnson said: “Throughout our natural world and among many different species of birds, fish, insects and mammals, a nest is an amazing, instinctively created environment for raising a family. It not only serves as a shield from the elements, but as a fortress against other threatening natural predators.”

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more than 400 bands are scheduled to perform in a number of venues, starting at 8 pm. each night. A bracelet, good for all four days at $35, is available at the box office, near the Goodwill Mainstage at First Avenue and Broadway. Information and schedule: NPR radio Open Air, 1340 AM, will broadcast from the UMS.

The buzz about bees ridge Recreation Center, 4800 McArthur Ranch Road, Highlands Ranch. In addition, club members can tour the museum on July 19 at 11 a.m. at a group rate of $9.

Hundreds of bands scheduled

The annual Underground Music Showcase is scheduled in the South Broadway Arts District July 19-22. We are told that

“Meet the Beekeeper” at Hudson Gardens from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. July 20. Watch the beekeepers working at the apiary and learn about management techniques and the process of starting a hive if interested. Free and open to the public.

Dr. Colorado’s in town

“Coloroddities” is the title of Dr. Tom Noel’s program at 7 p.m. July 16 at Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. The author and historian will give a slide presenta-

tion on strange things about our state. Free. 303-795-3961.

Sazon gets jazzy

Local jazz ensemble Sazon will perform at its first Sunday Jazz Concert from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 14 at Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant, 5050 S. Syracuse St. in DTC. Ensemble members are Bobby Trujillo, Joe Lopez, Norma Tell and guest Ron Jolly. Tickets: $15 advance; $18 door, BrownPaperTickets. com, 1-800-838-3006.

Littleton Jazz Festival

Sazon will also play at the Littleton Jazz Festival on Aug. 16 at Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main Street in Downtown Littleton. Also on the program: Highlands Ranchbased After Midnight with Benny Goodman arrangements and pianist Neil Bridge. Tickets: $25, on sale July 15 at, 303-794-2787 ext 5.

13th Annual Taste of

Western Welcome Week and Silent Auction

THURSDAY AUGUST 15TH 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Littleton Center Courtyard 2255 W. Berry Avenue

T HA n K YoU T o oU R Sp o n S o R S

Featuring “tastes” of local restaurants and an array of wines, beers and non-alcoholic beverages. Receive personal Western Welcome Week mementos, and bid on a collection of fabulous items in the Silent Auction.


$20 each in advance, $25 each at the event Designated Driver Ticket $10 at the event Must be 21+ years of age TICK ET S AVAI L ABLE AT Albertson’s LLC Liquors 7450 S. University Blvd., Centennial 303-773-9696 Western Welcome Week Office 5890 South Bemis Street 303-794-4870 Western Welcome is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity


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July 11, 2013

Museum hosts quilt retrospective To Whom It May Concern: On 4/15/2013

the undersigned Public Trustee caused Marie Agnes Conway owned business, the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. raised her seven children in Littleton Original Grantor: BRAD A. PAROBEK

AND SANDRA J. PAROBEK Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR WIDE HOME LOANS, INC. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIMarie Conway began sewing early — creating ensemATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF SARM 2005-18 bles for her self and her two sisters. She graduated from CaDate of Deed of Trust (DOT): 7/26/2005 thedral High School in Denver. Recording Date of DOT: 8/3/2005 No. of DOT: 2005072406 She married David ConwayReception andRecorded they lived inCounty. Littleton, DOT in Douglas Original Principal Amount of Evidence of where they raised seven children: David (deceased), DanDebt: $820,000.00 Principal Amount as of the iel, Martin, John, Stephen, PaulOutstanding and Jenise. They celebrated date hereof: $829,979.27 their 62nd anniversary before she passed away in July Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4)2012. (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of For a time in the 1960s, she had a dressmaking business the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure towhere pay principal inon Littleton’s Main Street, called Marie’s, sheanddeterest when due together with all other signed and sewed ensembles and costumes payments provided for for incustomers. the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and When she retired from that other business, turned to her violationsshe of the terms thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE real love — quilting — and created many innovative wall A FIRST LIEN. hangings as well as functionalThequilts in herein lateris years, property and described all of the property encumbered by the lien of the smaller quilted pieces, such as deed totesof and trust. lap quilts. Legal Description of Retrospective” Real Property: “A Quilter’s Craft: Marie Agnes Conway LOT 5, HERITAGE HILLS FILING NO. 1E, ACCORDING TOto AFFIDAVIT OF is on exhibit at the Littleton Museum July 12 March 16, CORRECTION RECORDED AUGUST 19, 2013. 1998 IN BOOK 1588 AT PAGE 743, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF Her daughter, Jenise Conway, said there are about 50-60 COLORADO. Which has the address of: 9319 E Star Hill works in the show. Trl, Lone Tree, CO 80124-5439 While Conway used some NOTICE traditional OF SALE block patterns, 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 PUBLIC NOTICE legal holder of the indebtedness is: ALISON L BERRY Lone Tree Colorado Registration #: 34531 NOTICE OF SALE 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2201, DENVER, COLORADO 80202 Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0266 Phone #: (303) 865-1400 To Whom It May Concern: On 4/15/2013 Fax #: (303) 865-1410 the undersigned Public Trustee caused Attorney File #: 10-11846R the Notice of Election and Demand relat*YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE ing to the Deed of Trust described below SALE DATES on the Public Trustee webto be recorded in Douglas County. site: Grantor: BRAD A. PAROBEK AND SANDRA J. PAROBEK ee/ Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, Legal Notice No.: 2013-0266 INC., AS NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYFirst Publication: 6/13/2013 WIDE HOME LOANS, INC. Last Publication: 7/11/2013 Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: HSPublisher: Douglas County News Press BC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIPUBLIC NOTICE FICATEHOLDERS OF SARM 2005-18 Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 7/26/2005 Lone Tree Recording Date of DOT: 8/3/2005 NOTICE OF SALE Reception No. of DOT: 2005072406 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0284 Original Principal Amount of Evidence of To Whom It May Concern: On 4/19/2013 Debt: $820,000.00 the undersigned Public Trustee caused Outstanding Principal Amount as of the the Notice of Election and Demand relatdate hereof: $829,979.27 ing to the Deed of Trust described below Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you to be recorded in Douglas County. are hereby notified that the covenants of Original Grantor: JAMES T RAEDER AND the deed of trust have been violated as KIMBERLY J RAEDER follows: Failure to pay principal and inOriginal Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECterest when due together with all other TRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, payments provided for in the Evidence of INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and FOR COUNTRYWIDE BANK, N.A. other violations of the terms thereof. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: THE THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA A FIRST LIEN. THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTThe property described herein is all of the EE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS property encumbered by the lien of the OF THE CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE deed of trust. LOAN TRUST 2006-HY13, MORTGAGE Legal Description of Real Property: PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, LOT 5, HERITAGE HILLS FILING NO. 1SERIES 2006-HY13 E, ACCORDING TO AFFIDAVIT OF Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 12/8/2006 CORRECTION RECORDED AUGUST 19, Recording Date of DOT: 12/28/2006 1998 IN BOOK 1588 AT PAGE 743, Reception No. of DOT: 2006110443 COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF DOT Recorded in Douglas County. COLORADO. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Which has the address of: 9319 E Star Hill Debt: $650,000.00 Trl, Lone Tree, CO 80124-5439 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the NOTICE OF SALE date hereof: $639,741.99 The current holder of the Evidence of Debt Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you secured by the Deed of Trust described are hereby notified that the covenants of herein, has filed written election and dethe deed of trust have been violated as mand for sale as provided by law and in follows: Failure to pay principal and insaid Deed of Trust. terest when due together with all other THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given payments provided for in the Evidence of that on the first possible sale date (unless Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wedother violations of the terms thereof. nesday, August 7, 2013, at the Public THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle A FIRST LIEN. Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public aucThe property described herein is all of the tion to the highest and best bidder for property encumbered by the lien of the cash, the said real property and all indeed of trust. terest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs Legal Description of Real Property: and assigns therein, for the purpose of LOT 8, HERITAGE HILLS FILING NO. 1paying the indebtedness provided in said K, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of COLORADO. Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses Which has the address of: 9506 Silent of sale and other items allowed by law, Hills Lane, Lone Tree, CO 80124 and will deliver to the purchaser a CertificNOTICE OF SALE ate of Purchase, all as provided by law. The current holder of the Evidence of Debt First Publication: 6/13/2013 secured by the Deed of Trust described Last Publication: 7/11/2013 herein, has filed written election and dePublisher: Douglas County News Press mand for sale as provided by law and in Dated: 4/15/2013 said Deed of Trust. GEORGE J KENNEDY THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee that on the first possible sale date (unless The name, address and telephone numthe sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wedbers of the attorney(s) representing the nesday, August 7, 2013, at the Public legal holder of the indebtedness is: Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle ALISON L BERRY Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public aucColorado Registration #: 34531 tion to the highest and best bidder for 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2201, cash, the said real property and all inDENVER, COLORADO 80202 terest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs Phone #: (303) 865-1400 and assigns therein, for the purpose of Fax #: (303) PUBLIC 865-1410NOTICE paying thefound indebtedness providedhas in said Court has that due diligence Attorney File #: 10-11846R Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of been used obtain personal service of *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE Trust, plus to attorneys’ fees, the expenses DISTRICT COURT, process within the State Colorado SALE DATES on the Public Trustee webof sale and other itemsofallowed byand law, COUNTY, COLORADO that efforts to obtain would abeCertificto no site:DOUGLAS will deliver to thesame purchaser ee/ ate of C.R.S. Purchase, all as provided byordered law. 4000 Justice Way avail, 14-10-107(4) (a) has Firstpublication Publication:of6/13/2013 Castle Rock, Colorado 80109 one a Consolidated Notice Legal Notice No.: 2013-0266 Last Publication: 7/11/2013 of said proceedings: First Publication: 6/13/2013 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Douglas/Elbert Combined Court Last Publication: 7/11/2013 Dated: 4/23/2013 Domestic Cases Case No.: J2013 DR 125 Publisher: Douglas County News Press GEORGE KENNEDY Names of Parties: DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numCONSOLIDATED NOTICE Jerry Ray Nolasco bers of the attorney(s) representing the OF PUBLICATION Versus: legal holder the indebtedness is: Allora VirginiaofViolet Miranda JOAN OLSON Notice is hereby given that in the following Nature of Action: Colorado Registration #: 28078 proceedings filed in the Court during the Dissolution of Marriage 1199 BANNOCK STREET , month of June, 2013, under the Uniform DENVER, COLORADO 80204 Dissolution of Marriage Act, the above You are#:further that a copy of the Phone (303) notified 813-1177 Fax #: (303) 813-1107 Attorney File #: 1269.21934 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website:

By Sonya Ellingboe

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usually her quilts were of her own design, each unique. She enjoyed the textures of fabrics as they passed between her fingers The City of Littleton owns two If you go Conway quilts in its art collection: “A Quilter’s Craft: Marie “David’s Hometown” was designed Agnes Conway Retroand made for Littleton’s Centennial spective” will be exhiband dedicated to her oldest son as ited through March 16, a memorial. It shows various recog2014, at the Littleton nizable scenes around town and has Museum, 6028 S. Gallup been displayed at the Littleton CenSt., Littleton. Admission To Whom It May Concern: On 4/19/2013 ter at times. the undersigned Public Trustee caused is free. Hours: 8 a.m. to the Notice Election and relat- 1985 to She ofworked onDemand it from ing to the Deed of Trust described below 5 p.m. Tuesdays through 1989, finishing in time to be recorded in Douglas County.for Littleton’s Fridays; 10 a.m. to 5 OriginalCentennial Grantor: JAMES celebration. T RAEDER AND 1990 KIMBERLY J RAEDER p.m. Saturdays; 1 to 5 Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELEC-shantung There is also a mauve TRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, p.m. Sundays. 303-795silk spider SOLELY quilt, AS herNOMINEE first art quilt, INC., ACTING 3950. FOR COUNTRYWIDE BANK, N.A. created in 1983 and purchased by the Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: THE BANK OF NEW YORK Littleton Fine ArtsMELLON BoardFKA for the city THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTcollection. EE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE She made severalMORTGAGE quilts of silk, but most are crafted from LOAN TRUST 2006-HY13, P A S S - T Hfabrics, R O U G H Jenise C E R T I F Isaid. CATES, cotton SERIES 2006-HY13 Date“Flora” of Deed of is Trust 12/8/2006of her original designs — a rosean(DOT): example Recording Date of DOT: 12/28/2006 bud with Reception No. little of DOT:ladybugs 2006110443 and ants. DOTSome Recorded in Douglas County. pieces are a collaboration — with Jenise or, in the Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: case$650,000.00 of a pillow, with her granddaughter for a 4-H project. Outstanding Principal Amount as of the quilts were exhibited in THE several local shows: dateHer hereof: $639,741.99 PEOPLE OF THE STATE the Lit-

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:

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Legal Notice No.: 2013-0284 First Publication: 6/13/2013 Last Publication: 7/11/2013 Publisher: Douglas County News Press

Misc. Private Legals Public Notice DOUGLAS COUNTY DISTRICT COURT 4000 Justice Way Castle Rock, CO Douglas County, CO 80109 THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO In the Interest of: SENA MARIE DAVIS, D.O.B.05/28/1998 BLAKE EUGENE WHOOLLEY, D.O.B. 01/18/2003, Children And concerning: TAMARA MAYLEEN KING, Mother JOHN DOE as to BOTH CHILDREN, Father(s) Respondents, And concerning: BILL MEARS, Maternal Uncle Special Respondent Attorney for the Department: John Thirkell 4400 Castleton Ct. Castle Rock, CO 80109 Phone Number: 303-663-7726 FAX Number: 303-688-5894 Atty. Reg.#13865 E-Mail: Case Number: 12JV131 Division 2 DEPENDENCY SUMMONS This Summons is initiated pursuant to Rule 2.2 of the Colorado Rules of Juvenile Procedure, Rule 4 of the Colorado Rules of Civil Procedure, and Section 193-503, C.R.S. 2011.

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T O T Hand E RSummons ESPOND E Nbe T Sobtained NAMED Petition may ABOVE: You are hereby notified that a from the Clerk of the Court during regular petition has been filed which alleges that business hours (7:30 a.m. toare 4:30 p.m.) the above-named children dependent and that default may be or neglected asjudgment per the facts setentered forth in the Dependency and Neglect Petition, against that party upon whom service is a copy of may ifbeheobtained at the made bywhich this notice or she fails to office of John Thirkell, at the above address. appear or file a response within thirty (30) days after the date of publication. A hearing has been set for August 9, 2013, at 2:30 p.m. in Division 2, Douglas Dated 1st Day of July, 2013. Countythis District Court, 4000 Justice Way, Castle Rock, Colorado, 80109. By: /s/ Tanja Gorenc Your presence before this court is required to defend against the claims in this Legal Notice No: 921775 petition. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR, THE First Publication: July 11, 2013 COURT WILL PROCEED IN YOUR ABLast Publication: JulyFURTHER 11, 2013 NOTICE, SENCE, WITHOUT Publisher: DouglasAN County News-Press TO CONDUCT ADJUDICATORY HEARING AND MAY ENTER A JUDGMENT BY DEFAULT THEREBY ADJUDICATING YOUR CHILD AS A DEPENDENT OR NEGLECTED CHILD.

OF COLORADO In the Interest of: SENA MARIE DAVIS, D.O.B.05/28/1998 BLAKE EUGENE WHOOLLEY, D.O.B. 01/18/2003, Children

Marie Agnes Conway’s quilt, ”David’s Hometown” was created for Littleton’s Centennial. It is exhibited in a retrospective of her work at the Littleton Museum. Courtesy photo by William Hastings tleton Fine Art Board’s “Own an Original”; the Littleton Fine Arts Guild Depot Art Center’s “Great Frame Up” show; and the annual Western Welcome Week Arts and Crafts show.

And concerning: TAMARA MAYLEEN KING, Mother JOHN DOE as to BOTH CHILDREN, Father(s) Respondents, And concerning: BILL MEARS, Maternal Uncle Special Respondent Attorney for the Department: John Thirkell 4400 Castleton Ct. Castle Rock, CO 80109 Phone Number: 303-663-7726 FAX Number: 303-688-5894 Atty. Reg.#13865 E-Mail:

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Case Number: 12JV131 Division 2

DEPENDENCY SUMMONS This Summons is initiated pursuant to Rule 2.2 of the Colorado Rules of Juvenile Procedure, Rule 4 of the Colorado Rules of Civil Procedure, and Section 193-503, C.R.S. 2011. TO THE RESPONDENTS NAMED ABOVE: You are hereby notified that a petition has been filed which alleges that the above-named children are dependent or neglected as per the facts set forth in the Dependency and Neglect Petition, a copy of which may be obtained at the office of John Thirkell, at the above address. A hearing has been set for August 9, 2013, at 2:30 p.m. in Division 2, Douglas County District Court, 4000 Justice Way, Castle Rock, Colorado, 80109. Your presence before this court is required to defend against the claims in this petition. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR, THE COURT WILL PROCEED IN YOUR ABSENCE, WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE, TO CONDUCT AN ADJUDICATORY HEARING AND MAY ENTER A JUDGMENT BY DEFAULT THEREBY ADJUDICATING YOUR CHILD AS A DEPENDENT OR NEGLECTED CHILD. You have the right to request a trial by jury at the adjudicatory stage of this petition. You also have the right to legal representation at every stage of the proceedings by counsel of your own choosing, or if you are without sufficient financial means, appointment of counsel by the Court. Termination of your parent-child legal relationship to free your child for adoption is a possible remedy in this proceeding. If that remedy is pursued, you are entitled to a hearing before a Judge. You also have the right, if you are indigent, to have the Court appoint, at no expense to you, one expert witness of your own choosing at any hearing on the termination of your parent-child relationship. If you are a minor, you have the right to the appointment of a Guardian ad litem to represent your best interests. You have the right to have this matter heard by a district court judge rather than by the magistrate. You may waive that right, and in doing so, you will be bound by the findings and recommendations of the magistrate, subject to review as provided by sec. 19-1-108(5), C.R.S. 2009, and subsequently, to the right of appeal as provided by Colorado Appellate Rule 3.4. This summons is being initiated by the Douglas County Department of Human Services through its counsel. Dated: July 1, 2013 John Thirkell, #13865 Assistant Douglas County Attorney Legal Notice No.: 921778 First Publication: July 11, 2013 Last Publication: July 11, 2013 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press

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The Department of Facilities, Fleet and Emergency Support Services in conjunction with the Sheriff’s Office of Douglas County Government, hereinafter referred to as the County, respectfully requests proposals from professional, highly-qualified firms for fundamental building commissioning services associated with the construction of the Robert A. Christensen Justice Center Detention Facility Expansion Project. This project includes three major elements: (1) parking structure replacing existing parking that will be displaced by the construction; (2) a new medical facility; and (3) renovation of some of the existing facilities.

The Douglas County Parks, Trails, and Building Grounds Division, hereinafter referred to as PT&BG, respectfully requests proposals from responsible and qualified firms for the design/build of a Mountain Bike Skills Area to be located at Bayou Gulch Regional Park. This project will include three major elements: (1) Overall and final design of a world class Mountain Bike Skills Area; (2) All machinery, materials, and labor necessary to complete all construction of a trail system, natural, manmade, and engineered technical trail features (ETTF); and (3) Professional engineering of all ETTF structures. This project shall be constructed in one phase during the summer/fall of 2013.

The RFP documents may be reviewed and/or printed from the Rocky Mountain EPurchasing System website at The RFP documents are not available for purchase from Douglas County Government and can only be accessed from the above-mentioned website. Proposal responses will be received until 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 1, 2013 by Douglas County Government, Finance Department, Purchasing Division, 100 Third Street, Suite 130, Castle Rock, Colorado 80104. Five (5) copies of your proposal response shall be submitted in a sealed envelope, plainly marked “Request for Proposal (RFP) #028-13, Fundamental Building Commissioning for the Justice Center Detention Facility Expansion Project” and mailed or hand-carried to the address shown above prior to the due date and time. Electronic/faxed proposals will not be accepted. Proposals will not be considered which are received after the time stated, and any proposals so received will be returned unopened. Douglas County Government reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, to waive formalities, informalities, or irregularities contained in a said proposal 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 RFP to Carolyn Riggs, Purchasing Supervisor at 303-660-7430 or, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Legal Notice No.: 921780 First Publication: July 11, 2013 Last Publication: July 11, 2013 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press

The RFP documents may be reviewed and/or printed from the Rocky Mountain EPurchasing System website at RFP documents are not available for purchase from Douglas County Government and can only be accessed from the above-mentioned website. Proposal responses will be received until 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 by Douglas County Government, Finance Department, Purchasing Division, 100 Third Street, Suite 130, Castle Rock, Colorado 80104. Six (6) copies of your proposal response shall be submitted in a sealed envelope, plainly marked “Request for Proposal (RFP) #026-13, Bayou Gulch Regional Park Mountain Bike Skills Area Design/Build Project” and mailed or hand-carried to the address shown above prior to the due date and time. Electronic/faxed proposals will not be accepted. Proposals will not be considered which are received after the time stated, and any proposals so received will be returned unopened. Douglas County Government reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, to waive formalities, informalities, or irregularities contained in a said proposal 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 RFP to Carolyn Riggs, Purchasing Supervisor at 303-660-7430 or, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Legal Notice No.: 921789 First Publication: July 11, 2013 Last Publication: July 11, 2013 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press

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July 11, 2013

Thinkers, architects, artists set to gather

Things To Do

Biennial of the Americas holds four-day meeting By Sonya Ellingboe The 2013 Biennial of the Americas will bring together ideas, artists and culture, focusing on the Americas from Canada to Chile. A four-day festival of ideas will launch the 2013 Biennial of the Americas with ticketed forums focused on “Unleashing Human Potential: Reinventing Communities, Business and Education.” From July 16 to September 2, “Draft Urbanism” is an umbrella title that will bring free public events highlighting art, architecture, film and performances from across the Americas. Readers will want to check for more information at:, but we provide a sampler of the wealth of programming planned. International leaders will interact with local thinkers in four ticket forums at the Buell Theatre on July 1619. Tickets: $50 and $25. • July 16, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. — “Unleashing Human Potential” — Journalist Tina Brown will moderate a panel with John Malone, chairman of Liberty Global Inc. and Liberty Media Corporation; Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google; and career diplomat Arturo Sarukhan, chairman of Global Solutions. • July 17, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. — “Reinventing Communities and How We Live,” moderated by Arianna Huffington, Huffington Post. • July 18, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. — “Reinventing Business as Usual,” moderated by Don Tapscott, authority on innovation. • July 19, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. — “Reinventing Education for the Global Market,” moderated by Patricia

July 15 Mental health summit. The South Metro Health Alliance and Arapahoe/ Douglas Mental Health Network are convening the communities of Arapahoe and Douglas counties for a Mental Health Summit from 8-10 a.m. Monday, July 15, at Swedish Medical Center in Englewood. A hot breakfast will be served. Seating is limited; contact Traci Jones at 303-793-9615 to reserve your place at this important convening. Visit

Dancers in Nick Cave’s “Heard” soundsuits will perform at Denver Civic Center at 8 p.m. July 19 in a free Biennial Denver Night program called “Music for Animals.” Courtesy photo

Janiot, senior anchor, CNN en Espanol and CNN Latino. Free evening cultural festivals in the inaugural week: • July 16 — Art Opening: Draft Urbanism, 7:30 p.m., McNichols Building, brings together international artists and architects. • July 17 — Canada Night, 7 to 11 p.m. at Sustainability Park, 2500 Lawrence St., Denver. A block party with RedLine Gallery’s “Imagined Realities” exhibit and more. • July 18 — Mexico Night, 6:30 p.m., presented by the Mexican Cultural Center and Denver Film Society, with music, dancing, traditional food and the film “Bajo la Misma Luna” (Under the Same Moon). • July 19-- Denver Night, “Music for Animals,” 6:30 to 11 p.m. at Denver Civic Center Park with Nick Cave’s “HEARD-DAM,” dancing horse soundsuits, music, video art and

dance, including an opera performance for dogs, accompanied by the Colorado Symphony and a performance by the Denver band Fray. Draft Urbanism cultural events will be throughout Denver until Sept. 2, including an architectural installation at the 16th Street Mall with butterflies. Special art exhibits: Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Denver Art Museum, Museo de las Americas, Clyfford Still Museum, RedLine Gallery, Denver Botanic Gardens, Center for Visual Arts, the McNichols Building, Skyline Park and Denver Digerati — the electronic billboards in downtown’s theater district, Denver Film Society, DIA, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Su Teatro and Platte Forum. See website for details and, probably, more events.

July 19-20 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.; click on the Quilt Show link at the top. July 27 sons & Brothers. Western, swing, bluegrass, and Rockabilly collide for this toe-tappin’ performance at 8 p.m. July 27 at Lone Tree Arts Center. Sons and Brothers are the Wolking boys from Westcliffe, Colorado. They continue to captivate audiences with their fusion of country, western, bluegrass, swing, rockabilly, old school country, gospel and western music, inspired by the

band’s founding father and Dad, the late Frank Wolking. Colorado’s premier brother band, Sons and Brothers bring a unique energy, instrumental prowess and tight, powerful family harmony to the roots music genre. Based solidly in the Mountain West, the band describes its brand of music as “West Grass”. Each performance features a dynamic contrast of songs and sounds ranging from stirring ballads and powerful gospel numbers to fire breathing instrumentals, poignant stories of family life, mountains, range and the American West. The Lone Tree Arts Center is at 10075 Commons St. Visit

aug. 1 story pirates. Passport to Culture presents Story Pirates at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Aug. 1 at the Lone Tree Arts Center. Join us for this special summer Passport to Culture program that celebrates kids and their imaginations. Story Pirates celebrates creative writing by students from coast to coast in a loud, hilarious sketch comedy musical performed by professional improvisers and musicians. The show is based entirely on stories written by elementary school students, and part of the show is made up on the spot by the kids in the audience! Story Pirates will delight and surprise with puppets, enlivening songs and outrageous sketches, all the while motivating kids to pick up a pencil and write down their own fantastic adventures. Story topics run the gamut, from kung fu ninja babies fighting crime to cats flying and tickle monsters who rule the world. The Lone Tree Arts Center is at 10075 Commons St. Visit www.


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LPGA legend Annika Sorenstam, right, high-fives Dewi Claire Schreefel during a chipping contest at the Colorado Golf Club. Sorenstam is co-captain of the Solheim Cup’s European team. Photos by Chris Michlewicz

Golfers gear up for Solheim Cup Match-play format has unique twist By Jim Benton Some captains and potential players of the European Solheim Cup team recently visited and played the Colorado Golf Club during a week off in the LPGA and European Tour schedules. The Solheim Cup, the women’s version of the Ryder Cup, pits 12 golfers from the United States against 12 European golfers and is scheduled Aug. 13-18 at the Colorado Golf Club in Parker. Coaches and players met with the media July 2, and almost everyone delivered the same message that anything can happen in match play. “In match play, anything can happen,” said assistant captain Annika Sorenstam. “Some players feel they are representing their country and continent. They just soak it up and find another gear they might not find in other tournaments. “It’s a putt here, it’s a shot here, it’s a match turned around.” The Solheim Cup has a unique match play format. Players will play fourball, in which each player plays their own ball throughout the round. Each hole is won by the two-women team whose player had the lowest score on the hole and the team is awarded a point. If the teams tie, a halfpoint is given to each team. Foursomes pit two-player teams and

Members of the European team pose for a photo during a press conference at the Colorado Golf Club July 2. the golfers hit alternate shots. A point is awarded each hole to the team with the lowest score. In the 12 singles matches, all 24 players square off and golfers gain points or halves for each hole. There will be 28 matches played over the three days of the tournament. Four foursomes matches will be held Aug. 16 starting at 7:30 a.m., with four fourball matches set to begin at 1 p.m. On Aug. 17, foursome and fourball matches are scheduled for the same times. The 12 singles matches begin at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 18. There are 28 points up for grabs in the team standings over the three days, with

a point awarded for each match won and half point garnered for each match that is tied. Europe needs 14 points to retain the cup, which it won in 2011 in Meath, Ireland. The Americans would need 14.5 points to earn theirs seventh straight victory on U.S. soil. Many purists argue that match play is boring because when a team or individual gets a commanding lead, their play tends to be cautious and conservative. However, the format often leads to more aggressive play, especially since each hole is a separate competition. “It’s (Colorado Golf Club) a great

course for match play, especially the back nine from 14 on could be fun holes,” said European captain Liselotte Neumann. “A lot of things could happen on those holes, there are short par 4s and par 5s that you can get on in two shots. “There are some great holes, especially when it comes to playing maybe the best ball matches. You have 16 when someone might want to go for it. In match play, you can have someone be more aggressive.” Carlota Ciganda, a former Arizona State golfer from Pamplona, Spain, who turned pro two years ago, played on two European Junior Solheim Cup teams and enjoys match play. “The whole format is fun, being a team member,” said Ciganda. “Match play is different and this course suits it well because you can take some risks and play it as a match play course. It’s going to be fun.” Neumann, Sorenstam and assistant captain Carin Koch will have the difficult task of matching partners for the fourball and foursomes matches. “It’s about finding the right partners you are playing with,” said Sorenstam. “There are times you play with players and you try so hard but it always doesn’t fit. “I can mention Suzann Pettersen. She’s a top player as an individual. She’s now No. 3 in the world. In the Solheim Cup she really rises to the top and she’s had some opportunities to make some winning putts. She was my partner a few times and together she elevated my game and I elevated her game. That the challenge of the captains, to find the right combinations.”


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Course ready for world-class action Players get in practice rounds ahead of August tournament By Chris Michlewicz Opinions might differ on which team will bring home the coveted Solheim Cup, but there is no disagreement about the venue chosen as the battleground. The Colorado Golf Club’s championship course, a private, 7,604-yard gantlet of inviting fairways and tricky greens, sits on a rolling, elevated plain on Parker’s east side. Just southeast of South Parker and Stroh roads, it greets players with striking views of the Rocky Mountains and occasional visits from resident deer. One month out from the Solheim Cup, a trans-Atlantic brawl between the top 12 women’s golfers from the U.S. and the top

TickeT informaTion Tickets for the Solheim Cup women’s golf tournament at the Colorado Golf Club are selling out fast. Fans are encouraged to purchase their passes in July, before prices go up the week of the match-play event Aug. 13-18. Practice-day grounds passes will go up from $37 to $45 per day and match-day grounds passes from $67 to $75 per day, both for walk-ups at the Colorado Golf Club gate and online. Weekly passes increase from $127 to $140 on Aug. 12, and fans will only be able to purchase them online the week of the event. Children 17 and younger get in free with a paid adult admission. The cash-only parking fee is $5 per day. For more information, or to order tickets, go to www.

12 from Europe, the course is in pristine condition. Many of the players — those already on the team and some on the cusp — have squeezed in a few practice rounds to get a lay of the land. They now realize the formidable task of finishing strong in the match-play competition. “They couldn’t have picked a better course as far as the volatility in the last four holes with two par fives that are potentially reachable and a par three,” said Dottie Pepper, Ladies Professional Golf Association legend and assistant captain of the U.S. team, during a visit to Parker in February. “Literally, anything can happen.” Pepper was among the NBC Sports commentators covering the 2010 Senior PGA Championship, which came down to the wire and had Tom Lehman hoisting the trophy at the end of the weekend. During a visit to the Colorado Golf Club July 1-2, European team captain Liselotte Neumann said the course is perfect for match play. She commented on the challenging final stretch and is hopeful that, with the right conditions, some late par fives will be reachable in two shots. When asked how she might prepare the team for a potential high-pressure finish, Neumann said if some of the women are unable to play a full 18, she will instruct them to concentrate on the back nine “so they can feel like they know the last couple of holes better than some of the others.” To which European team assistant captain Annika Sorenstam interjected, to laughter: “How about getting the players to show up early so they don’t have to go down to the last few holes?” Neumann said the entire course is “gen-

Annika Sorenstam goes for the green during a chipping challenge with the media July 2 at the Colorado Golf Club. Photo by Chris Michlewicz erous off the tees,” but the undulating greens vary greatly in size. She said a handful of players were staying in Parker a few extra days to get a feel for how the elevation might affect club distances, how the greens are rolling and what strategic bounces might come into play. The U.S. team will arrive early and practice on Aug. 12, the Monday of the tournament week, Pepper said. “Whatever groundwork hasn’t been finished will be ready by then,” she said. As always, the tournament is likely to come down to one or two shots, and Solheim Cup Tournament director Becky New-

ell said she expects that the final holes will make for a good finish. Because of the nature of the tournament, every shot counts and being prepared is a must. “In match play, anything can happen. It’s a putt here and a shot here, it’s a match turning around, it’s just kind of a sequence,” Sorenstam said. The European team has never won on U.S. soil, but the players are coming in with loads of confidence, having secured a convincing victory at the 2011 Solheim Cup in Ireland. Sorenstam says Team Europe has its “hands on the trophy as of now” and isn’t ready to let it go.

What’s on the horizon. Lone Tree, Colorado

Lone Tree, Colorado

Put us on your summer calendar. The RidgeGate community is thriving this season, with many fun, free events that will inspire you and your family to reconnect with nature, move your body, and hear great music. Plan now to join us. Thursday, July 18, 6:30 –8pm

RidgeGate’s historical Schweiger Ranch. This month,

Free Nature Hike Series: Nature Journaling

hear amazing true wilderness stories from Jeff Rucks,

Location: Register online to receive meeting location details

retired education manager with Colorado Parks &

Discover new ways of perceiving the outdoors. We’ll

Wildlife. Visit for

hike with a trained naturalist from South Suburban

more information and to register.

Parks and Recreation, then practice journaling techniques while sitting quietly and observing nature during the

Tuesday, July 30, 6:30 –7:30pm

sunset. Register at for this free,

Free Sunset Yoga in the Park

family-friendly hike. (Age 8 and up)

Location: Belvedere Park (between RidgeGate Parkway and RidgeGate Circle on Belvedere Lane)

RidgeGate Presents Tunes on the Terrace: Sons and Brothers - Saturday, July 27 Allan Harris - Friday, August 2 Location: Lone Tree Arts Center

Enjoy live music in a beautiful outdoor setting at the state-of-the-art Lone Tree Arts Center. Coming up, see Sons and Brothers’ upbeat Rockabilly and bluegrass stylings, or enjoy a romantic date night out listening

Join RidgeGate, South Suburban Parks and Recreation and the Lone Tree Recreation Center for a free yoga class in Belvedere Park. Bring your own yoga mat, or one will be provided for you. In case of heavy rain or lightning, class will be cancelled. No yoga experience is necessary. No need to register - just drop in!

Wednesday, August 7, 11:30am –1pm

to romantic jazz vocalist Allan Harris. $15 lawn, $20

The RidgeGate Walk Concerts: Martini Shot

reserved seats. Tickets at

Location: Outside the Lone Tree Rec Center

Saturday, July 27, 7– 8:30pm

The Wildlife Experience: Nature Nights Campfire Series

Enjoy a summertime lunch break with live music in beautiful Prairie Sky Park, courtesy of the South Suburban Parks and Recreation District. This month, enjoy Martini Shot, a high energy, six-piece rock band

Location: Schweiger Ranch

from southern Colorado. Take a walk on the paved path

Come gather around a fire for an evening of s’mores,

around the park, bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the music.

stories and activities with The Wildlife Experience at


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