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Lone Tree 11-7-2013

Lone Tree

Douglas County, Colorado • Volume 12, Issue 43

November 7, 2013

A Colorado Community Media Publication

Reform slate takes race Tough battle for schools ends with voters’ decision Staff report Candidates favoring the current direction of the reform-oriented Douglas County School Board won all four races, after months of heated electioneering on both sides. Unofficial results released at 11 p.m. Election Day showed the closest race was in District E, where incumbent Doug




Benevento led challenger Bill Hodges 51.9 percent to 48.1 percent, with a margin of 3,615 votes separating them. In District B, Jim Geddes led 52.6 percent to 47.4 percent over Barbra Chase.

In District D, Judi Reynolds held a 52 percent to 48 percent lead over Julie Keim. In District G, incumbent Meghann Silverthorn held a 53.5 percent lead over Ronda Scholting’s 46.5 perSilverthorn cent. In each race, about 95,000 votes were counted, with a possibility of a few thousand more remaining to be tallied. Reynolds, who was at a vote-watch gathering at the Fowl Line sports bar in

Castle Rock, was looking forward to serving her four-year term. “The majority of people like the way things are headed and want to see them implemented,” she said. Benevento saw a mandate in the results. “The voters elected a slate of candidates who have articulated a clear point of view of where it is we want to go. So we are going to move in that direction and talk to people and listen. Clearly there are a lot of voters who feel the other way and we need to understand that,” he said. Race continues on Page 7

Roadwork nearing end Park Meadows Drive motorists to get Thanksgiving reprieve By Jane Reuter

Japanese exchange students arrive at the Castle View High School library Oct. 30, where local students greeted them. Photo by Jane Reuter

Japanese students visit Castle View School steps up to host group, which was diverted by flood By Jane Reuter When Boulder High School suffered flood damage during September’s storms, nine students at a Japanese high school thought their plans to visit the United States were in peril. Then a search for high schools with Japanese language programs led them to Castle View High School, and world languages teacher Thor Kjeseth. “We needed a school that has Japanese language classes; it makes it much easier,” said Heidaki Yamamoto, an Erie resident and native of Japan who helps coordinate the annual Shihoro High School trips. “I was relieved when we started talking to Thor. Compared to teachers in the past, he was much more thorough and detailed.” From Kjeseth’s standpoint, Boulder’s loss was Douglas County’s gain. “We feel blessed” to host the students, Kjeseth said. The students and their teacher arrived at Castle View Oct. 30 for a four-day stay. They spent their days shadowing other Castle View students at the school, and their eve-

nings with host students and their families. Teacher Kiyo Kamita and her charges were surprised by the reception they received. As they walked into the school library, pulling wheeled suitcases behind them, Castle View students greeted them with “konnichiwa” — the Japanese word for hello — and bows. “I was very, very touched by the warm reception,” Kamita said. “And just the sheer number of people, because we come from such a small school.” Shihoro is an agricultural community of about 7,000 people, and its high school has only about 160 students. The students were startled by many aspects of American life. “The drink sizes are huge,” said Ryo Anraku. “In the restrooms, the paper towels come out automatically,” chimed in Go Yoshida. “I was surprised.” “You don’t separate your trash,” observed Kotaro Hayakawa. Additionally, most Japanese students wear uniforms, and are not allowed to wear makeup or jewelry, she said. Those differences aside, the students quickly immersed themselves in their host community.

“They’ve been enjoying every minute,” Kamita said. “They experienced their first Wendy’s ever. They were splurging at Park Meadows (mall). I’m sure the highlight is going to be what they experience here with the students.” A change in a district policy limiting the allowable number of foreign exchange students made the nine-student visit possible. On Sept. 3, Castle View students successfully urged the school board to change the previous limit of one foreign language student for every 300 enrolled students. The ratio was lifted, allowing the principal to determine the allowed number of exchange students based on available resources. Kjeseth and his students planned a welcome party, volleyball game and a Japanese/Western-themed dance among other activities. “It’s been our great pleasure to host the students from Shihoro,” Kjeseth said. “Every exchange visit reminds us that the key to international understanding and friendship is not simply dependent on language; rather it is influenced more by a person’s heart and willingness to open up to others.” The Castle Rock stop was the focal point of the students’ 10-day trip, which ended at California’s Universal Studios.

Lone Tree area residents will have one common item for which to be grateful Thanksgiving Day: The end of construction on Park Meadows Drive. Until then, local officials urge drivers impacted by the work to take deep breaths and exercise patience. Construction on the street that extends between Acres Green Drive and Quebec Street has narrowed the four-lane throughway to two bumpy paths. Adding to the angst, drivers turning into businesses along Park Meadows have to wait for an opening in the single through lane, stacking up traffic behind them. It’s an annoyance with which project leaders are keenly aware. “Believe us, we have the same frustration,” said John Cotten, Lone Tree’s public works director. “We are pushing them and the contractor’s doing everything he can. But things can only happen so quickly. We would be grateful for a little more patience.” The job is expected to wrap up just before Thanksgiving, a week later than planned. Cotten said that’s because the paving subcontractor’s portion of the work is delayed a week. Country Buffet general manager Jim Lamphere hopes Cotten’s prediction is accurate; Thanksgiving is the busiest day of the year at his Park Meadows Drive restaurant. “It’s inconvenienced a lot of our guests, but it’s not really hurting our business per se,” Lamphere said. “They’re doing their best. I appreciate all the jobs it’s creating. It’s just, ‘Hurry up.’” Work began on the street in July, with crews taking a break in late August to work on another project before returning for the second phase. The reward for all this angst, Cotten said, will be a much nicer street. Concrete on the street had been failing for years. “It won’t have potholes and cracked concrete,” he said. “People forget how bad it was before.” The $1.2 million project is jointly financed by the City of Lone Tree and Park Meadows Metropolitan District. It also includes the addition of a landscaped median. The metro district will plant trees and flowers there in spring 2014, completing the project’s final phase.

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A Facebook page that’s not antisocial media Sept. 22 … that was a really lovely thing you did today, giving flowers to the girls who weren’t asked to homecoming. … It was really good to see that someone cared enough to put some good hard effort into being a good person. For a lot of us it was the highlight of our day. … Thank you so much, really. March 5 The other day when everyone in the west atrium pitched in to help the janitors clean up/stack chairs/fold tables? Ya. That was really cool. If you scroll through the Facebook Compliments page of Lakewood High School, you’ll come across many more just like these. “Positive words,” senior Olivia Ehret says, “have the power to change the community.” One could say that is her mantra and why, almost a year ago, she and a friend decided to duplicate the Compliments page she had stumbled upon on the University of Southern California website. “Oh, gosh, I was entranced by it,” Olivia remembers. “I scrolled on it for two hours. I thought if it could be implemented on such a huge campus as USC, it definitely could at Lakewood.” Compliments, after all, are just one more way of spreading a little kindness. But the accolade-filled Facebook pages also reflect a positive use of social media in an age when it is often used as a tool for meanness and spitefulness. Consider the recent suicide of a 12-yearold Florida girl, who investigators say killed herself after continued online harassment by two other girls, 12 and 14. There have been many other such cases reported. Federal government studies report 52 percent of students have been cyberbullied and

25 percent repeatedly through their cell phones or the Internet. The faceless nature of social media makes it alarmingly easy to be unkind, to cause hurt without feeling or seeing the effects or repercussions. Although many describe social media as impersonal, it’s actually quite the opposite. Plenty of emotion flies across the networked miles — sadly, it’s often the hateful kind. Which is what is so nice about a Compliments page: It puts the heart back into the words. Oct. 30 We only recently talked, but you are an amazing person inside and out. I love how you aren’t afraid to be yourself, it is really inspiring! The nice things you say can make people’s day, like it did mine! One of the first such uses of social media occurred in October 2011 when a young man at Iowa City West High School created a Twitter Compliments account as a way to fight back against cyberbullying in the area. The account took off, tweeting more than 3,000 messages in three months. Several other high schools followed, and then universities, including Columbia, Penn State and Brown, spurred the trend with Facebook pages that, for the most part, remain anonymous by asking users to

send compliments to an inbox from which administrators then tag the messages to the recipient’s News Feed. That’s how it’s done at Lakewood High School. “It’s just a nice way for people’s days to be brightened,” Olivia says. “The beauty is in the mystery.” Although the Lakewood page wasn’t started as a response to cyberbullying, Olivia believes it helps keep the negativity and meanness at bay. In almost a year, there’s only been one comment she’s removed. “I think we’d be a lot more positive and healthy society” if we said nicer things to each other, she says. “People would have better self-images of themselves and feel more open communication with other people. And maybe there would be less instances of bullying if people didn’t feel so isolated and lonely.” March 12 Seeing this page makes me want to transfer to Lakewood as soon as possible. I’ve seen bullying all around at my school. There’s NO ONE that has the courage to compliment one other here. I appreciate how everyone treats each other well. … There is an art to complimenting, though. It must be sincere. It must be truthful. Otherwise, it loses the power to uplift and could do just the opposite, says Michael Karlson, a professor at the University of Denver’s graduate school of professional psychology. An insincere compliment makes you “wonder if that other person doesn’t respect you or know you.” But a genuine one can work a little magic. “It can activate a positive image of yourself,” Karlson says. “Sometimes, when we’re feeling depressed and incompetent, it’s a

reminder of who we usually are.” Olivia would agree. “A lot of people they say the compliments have been posted at just the right time,” she says, because “they were having a rough time.” March 13 To the girl in the bathroom who said I was pretty. … Thanks. I really needed that right then. Olivia, quite wise at 17, has an idea about why we aren’t as kind as we could be — we’re afraid of the reaction, of what people might think of us. “Society is kind of closed off in the sense that when we see something positive about someone we keep it to ourselves,” she says, “especially when it’s someone we don’t know that well.“ We need to take the leap. It’s not that difficult. “Kind words can be short and easy to speak,” a Missionaries of Charities Sisters once said, “but their echoes are truly endless.” If we find we can’t say them, maybe we can write them. Oct. 13, via mobile Luka Savarie, I don’t know you at all. But I think you seem like such a cool and down to earth person. Also your haircut is SO cute. 23 like This made my night. (smiley face) thank you so much you lovely, lovely person. And that says it all. Ann Macari Healey’s column about people, places and issues of everyday life appears every other week. She can be reached at or 303566-4110.

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Ruptured water line closes Yosemite By George Lurie A water line ruptured early Nov. 4 below Yosemite Street, forcing the closure of the busy road in both directions between Mineral Avenue and Dry Creek Road — but not before a Waste Management trash truck was caught in a large sinkhole created by the water line break. A repair crew from Southgate Water and Sanitation Districts was on the scene the morning of Nov. 4 trying to locate the break in the line and assess the damage to the roadway. A mobile crane was brought in to lift the trash truck out of the sinkhole. Yosemite Street remains closed in both directions between Dry Creek Road and Mineral Avenue because of the water main break. “Due to extensive damage to the road-

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District says high school students aren’t limited Block schedule not perfect, but accomplishing its goals, administrators say By Jane Reuter

Block schedule pros and cons Pros


them more time for individualized instruction.

fosters a lack of continuity from day to day.

• Teachers see fewer students during the day, giving • WiTh the increased span of teaching time, longer

Midway through its second year in Douglas County high schools, the block schedule implemented in 2012-13 continues to draw mixed reviews from some parents, recent graduates and current students. District leaders acknowledge that some principals limited the number of classes students could take during the first year of the block schedule, but said they made changes this year to ensure that scenario wasn’t repeated. “This last year, we told (principals), ‘Let students take the classes they want to take Nov. 4 and we’ll support them if it becomes too much of a burden,’” assistant superintendent of secondary education Dan McMinimee said. “Our direction was, `Don’t limit students.’” Two schools got that additional support. Ponderosa High School received an additional $178,000 and Castle View almost $458,000 to hire more teachers. Under the block schedule, students and teachers meet every other day for extended time periods rather than meeting every day

cooperative learning activities can be completed in one class period.

• sTudenTs have more time for reflection and less infor-

mation to process over the course of a school day.

• Teachers have extended time for planning. • upperclassmen have more time for homework, jobs and extracurricular activities.

By Jane Reuter Douglas County School District graduates and current students don’t share common opinions on the high school block schedule. While a current ThunderRidge High School student gives the schedule an A, a recent graduate saw and experienced problems with it. “I love it,” ThunderRidge High School senior Kianna Nguyen said. “At my school, they allow seniors to take whatever classes they need to take. “I’m taking four AP (Advanced Placement) classes. I also do concurrent enrollment at ACC (Arapahoe Community College). It’s really nice for me because I have time to do all those classes and do my homework.” Nicole Scheuerman, who graduated from ThunderRidge in 2013, also liked the time allowed by off-periods to do homework. But the negatives outweigh the positives in her mind. As a senior, Scheuerman said a scarcity of electives left her with three off-periods. She spent that time working as a teacher’s assistant, but said other students used their free time differently. “There were many kids who’d just go home and not stay at school, or go off for lunch and skip the rest of the day if they

for shorter periods. In most Douglas County schools, eight 45-minute sessions are offered one day a week, then split into two days each of four 90-minute classes the remainder of the week. That translates into correspondingly longer off-periods, which means big spans of free time for upperclassmen, with two or three off-periods. It also drops instructional time by about 10 hours per class. District leaders said the change was needed to address a predicted budget short-

only had one class,” she said. “High schoolers don’t make the right decisions all the time. There’s a lot of freedom I don’t think should be given to juniors, seniors. You shouldn’t have half a day off from school; you should be in school learning, trying to better yourself and succeed, and kids don’t grasp that concept.” Nguyen said friends who graduated from ThunderRidge last year reported no problems getting into the colleges of their choice. But a Douglas County High School graduate said the three off-periods common to many seniors can give college admissions officers a negative impression. Rigor is “one of the main factors colleges consider when you’re applying,” said Bill Kakenmaster, a freshman at American University. “They don’t want to see you slack off. The feeling some students got was that we were getting shortchanged.” McMinimee said block schedules are common nationwide and not a barrier for prospective college students. “My experience has been it’s never the type of schedule you’re on,” he said. “It’s the GPA (grade point average), the test scores, the rigor of classes you take.” Several websites on college admission criteria concur that rigor is an important consideration. “The grades you achieve in classes throughout high school … are obviously important, but the courses that you elect to take and the rigor of the courses you select are probably even more important to the admissions committee,” according to

crime report ipad stolen from wrecked car

A Highlands Ranch resident involved in a motor-vehicle accident about 3:30 p.m. Oct. 21 went to his vehicle — which was impounded in the 8500 block of South Valley Highway in unincorporated Douglas County — to retrieve his belongings two days later. Upon arriving, he noticed his iPad was no longer in the vehicle. He used his tracking software and received reports that the iPad had been in Denver and was now in Aurora. He then sent a message to the iPad, setting off an alert. The device was immediately turned off. No video surveillance was available at the impound lot, and the iPad has not been retrieved.

cigarette thief hits Walgreens

Douglas County sheriff’s deputies responded to the Walgreens on the corner of Broadway and Highlands Ranch Parkway Oct. 24 on a report of a cold theft involving a black adult male suspect who frequents

• if a student misses a day under the block schedule, that student is missing more than a day’s worth of instruction. • iT is difficult to cover the necessary material for Advanced Placement courses in the time allotted.

• in Douglas County, educators are carrying a heavier workload than under the previous schedule, with each teaching an additional class.

• upperclassmen have more unsupervised time and all students spend less time in class. Most information from the National Education Association

students’ views vary about schedule Some praise, some criticize block format

• Teachers see students fewer days a week, which

the store about once a week. On Oct. 24, the suspect allegedly waited for the employee at the counter to get busy and reached over the counter and stole a carton of Marlboro cigarettes. According to employees of the store, the man often comes in and tells staff that he is there to pick up a prescription, but has no prescriptions on file and no one in the pharmacy knows his name. Each time he has been approached by employees he pretends to be talking on his phone.

soopers scammer steals food

A white male suspect in his late 20s or early 30s returned an item valued at $30 at the King Soopers in the 8600 block of S. Quebec St. in Highlands Ranch on Oct. 22, before then going on a shopping spree in the store. The only problem, according to employees and surveillance tapes, was that he failed to pay for the $150 worth of groceries he loaded his cart with before exiting the store and driving away.

fall that later proved inaccurate, reduce class sizes and retain electives. Because budget constraints didn’t allow DCSD to add new high school teachers, almost all taught additional classes — six classes out of the eight periods instead of the previous five of seven. Douglas County High School Principal Tony Kappas believes students have more advantages under the block schedule. “I think we’re all in a better place,” he said. “We’ve been allowed to save programs and reduce our ratios in the classrooms.”

The schedule is based on freshmen and sophomores taking seven classes, juniors six and seniors five or six, Kappas said, but requests for additional classes are always considered. Highlands Ranch High School students were not limited with the introduction of the block schedule, Principal Jerry Goings said. “We put suggestions on what they could and couldn’t do, but we never put a limit on them,” he said. “We worked with every single kid individually to make sure their educational needs were met. It’s not the perfect system. But we were still able to operate the schools on less money.” Students are not required to take three off-periods, but some choose to, he said. Both principals credit their teachers for taking on additional duties. “The one major recognition and kudos goes to the teachers,” Kappas said. Goings echoed him. “The biggest sacrifice was on teachers,” he said. “If the money was there right now, I would come back with a derivative of what we’re doing now; I probably would look at a five-of-seven with some block like we’re doing now.” That schedule would help teachers, he said, but added, “I’ve got to make sure my class sizes continue to be at a good level. The year before (the block schedule), they were not. I don’t having classes of 35, 36 kids was a good situation.”

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Are you a homeowner or property owner in rural Douglas County or one who lives near forested areas or on large acreage? Please take advantage of a free wildfire mitigation seminar hosted by the Douglas County Conservation District on Nov. 9, at the Franktown Firehouse, from 9 a.m. until Noon. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. This seminar will present information on defensible space, structural ignition, current forest health conditions, local fire mitigation, as well as forest health projects and grant opportunities. To register RSVP by Nov. 7 at 303-688-3042 ext. 100 or pam.

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Veterans Day Tribute Nov. 11 All are welcome to honor veterans – past and present – on Monday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at the Veterans Monument Plaza in downtown Castle Rock. For more information please visit www. veterans/ or call Veterans Affairs at 303-663-6200.



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Douglas County residents are encouraged to apply for three open seats on the Historic Preservation Board. Application due date is Mon., Dec. 2. The Historic Preservation Board advises the Board of County Commissioners and the Planning Commission on zoning and subdivision issues related to cultural and historic resources, and more. Visit www.douglas. for information and an application for appointment or contact Judy Hammer, DCHPB Administrator, at 303.660.7460.



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November 7, 2013

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For all who chew, this spud’s for you There are few things better than a baked potato, but you must never have one before Sept. 22. It’s very bad luck if you do. To be safe, I don’t bake one until the day the clocks fall back. This year that was Nov. 3. In French, a potato is a “pomme de terre”: an apple from the earth. Apples are great too, but you can’t put sour cream or bacon bits on them. French fries in French are “les frites.” Makes no sense. I couldn’t explain why baked potatoes are so wonderful when they are so ordinary and abundant any better than Katharine Hepburn’s description of Spencer Tracy. Hepburn compared Tracy to a baked potato. “A baked potato is pure,” she said. “It’s of the earth, and it’s dependable, that was Spencer.” We rarely had baked potatoes when I was growing up. We had mashed potatoes,

and they’re almost as good as baked potatoes. I played with my mashed potatoes, however. It’s difficult to play with baked potatoes, so immediately you feel more grown up. I am a miserable cook, but I can bake a potato. They are foolproof, unless you take them out of the oven too soon, which I have done. Then they are crunchy, and not so good. Baked potatoes should be prepared when the weather breaks, when summer has packed up, and autumn registers for a while, before winter settles in.

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Will Fox’s absence hurt the Broncos? After head coach John Fox’s emergency medical procedure that will keep him away from the Broncos’ sidelines for a month or two, Colorado Community Media stopped by the Sports Authority and Target in Highlands Ranch’s Town Center and asked local residents what sort of impact they thought Fox’s absence would have on the team.

“It won’t (have any impact). Peyton is the quarterback, he’s the coach.” — Brandon Nelon, Littleton

“I don’t think we will miss him too much. Del Rio is a good interim coach, and we have Peyton.” — Chris Mueller, Highlands Ranch

“I don’t think it will affect them. I think Jack Del Rio is quite capable. He has proven himself as a head coach.” — Katie Allison, Highlands Ranch

“I don’t think it will affect them; we’ve got Peyton. He could be the coach, the quarterback, he can do whatever.” — Angelina Heuchert, Centennial

Exit onto road less traveled “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” From the Robert Frost poem, “The Road Not Taken.” Have you been there, faced with a tough decision or at a crossroad in your life? And if so, did you take the road less traveled or did you follow the path where the ground had been cleared and maybe just a little bit easier to traverse? I have found myself at that decision point on more than one occasion, a true crossroad in my life. And maybe it’s the closet poet in me and huge fan of Robert Frost, but I, in most cases, seem to take the road less traveled. In most cases it has served me well and set me on a new course, adventurous tour, and wild ride. But just as the poem reads, “… and that has made all the difference.” And then there have been those few times where I followed the masses, accepted the easy path, went along to get along, and I found myself either bored or disappointed, always wondering what would have been or could have been had I chosen the road less traveled. You see, I am not a very good “yes” man, and when I find myself at a decision point, especially a critical decision point, I need to be able to evaluate my options and determine what most others might choose to do, and dig in deeper to the “why” behind their decisions. And this is what usually triggers my decision to try an alternate route. When people share with me where they are in the crossroads of their own life, I often encourage them to take the time to clearly write out all of the op-

There may be no better dinner on a snowy evening than a baked potato. It is a simple and honest meal or side dish. Compare this to lobster. You don’t have to euthanize a potato. Compare baking a potato to homemade lasagna or Thai pretzel chicken. You just pre-heat the oven, foil-wrap or olive-oil the potato, and then go do something else for a couple of hours — unless you microwave it. Which I never do. For some reason, I prefer to bake potatoes. It’s a part of their charm. I speed-dial frozen entrees all the time, but I don’t want to speed-dial a potato. I’d add some thoughts about the Irish potato famine, but it’s unpleasant, and I want a pleasant column for a change. No complaints or grudges, or proposals of prison time for tailgaters. This surprised me: “China is now the world’s largest potato-producing country, and nearly a third of the world’s potatoes are harvested in China and India.” India? My No. 1 television program is “Modern

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D.C. must grow up In stark contrast to Washington’s dysfunction, which brought us a 16-day government shutdown and the risk of default in October, Coloradans know what it means to do their jobs day in and day out. Across the state, and in some cases as they recovered from catastrophic flooding, workers in Colorado continued to carry out their duties and meet their responsibilities, in light of the paralysis in Washington. From police officers to teachers, business owners to assembly-line workers, we proved that Colorado doesn’t shut down. To highlight this point, immediately following the shutdown, we traveled across the state to work side-by-side with Coloradans who are working hard day in and day out. Despite challenges they face, the workers we met with were meeting their obligations, providing for their families, and contributing to our economy. At Adam’s Mountain Cafe, an eatery in Manitou Springs, the restaurant’s owner, Farley McDonough, quickly put me to work. Between filling waters and wiping down tables, I talked with customers about the hardships and losses they’ve suffered as a result of the mudslides and flooding in Manitou this summer. They also shared with me their frustration with the dysfunction in Washington. Later, when riding along with Officer Marcus Juliano on his beat in Pueblo, I witnessed his dedication to his community as he responded to call after call well into the night. In Fowler, at the family-owned Jensen’s Blue Ribbon Processing, Jerry Jensen, the meatpacking plant’s owner, explained the challenges and costs of competing with

Lone Tree Voice tions, all of the pros and cons, and to visualize each option as if they actually made the decision to pursue that option. When we are faced with a decision point or at a crossroads, we should surround ourselves with strong friends, wise advisers and people we absolutely trust to be our sounding board and help us walk through our options and thought processes around each important decision we need to make. Do I take more risks than I should? Yes. Are they educated risks or guesses? In most cases. Do I follow my heart, my gut, and attempt to balance that with what is going through my head? Yes. But at the end of the day, as Robert Frost says, “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” I would love to hear what you do at the crossroads of your life at and I really do believe that this will be a better than good week.

Marvels.” I can’t get enough. Now and then the History Channel has a “Modern Marvels” marathon and I am glued to it. Season 15, Episode 3: “Potato.” Originally aired January 28, 2010. It covers everything about potatoes, and the narrator, justifiably, makes the ordinary potato sound like a major contributor to civilization. The narrator, Lloyd Sherr, has one of the great voices in television. His stage name is Max Raphael, which is a combination of his sons’ names, Max and Raphael. He makes the potato sound heroic. Idaho is sometimes called the “Potato State,” but its real nickname is the “Gem State,” which isn’t very inspiring. You’re in the clear: It’s past Sept. 22, the first day of autumn. Have a baked potato tonight.

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large companies. Jerry works hard every day to keep his doors open. At U.S. Tractor and Harvest Inc. in Alamosa, mechanics explained the difficulties small farms are facing due to drought and high feed costs, not to mention the fact that Washington has yet to reauthorize the farm bill. Whether it was substitute teaching in Denver, working at Brown Cycles and Edgewater Brewery in Grand Junction, or hauling onions at Tuxedo Farms in Olathe, the contrast between these hard-working Coloradans and the political antics going on in Washington was crystal-clear. Though the government has reopened — at least temporarily — the effects of this ridiculous and manufactured crisis were undeniably damaging to the country and to Colorado. As we look forward, now is the time for Washington to get its act together and work on priorities important to Coloradans. This includes fixing our broken immigration system, passing the farm bill, and most importantly crafting a balanced bipartisan budget. Democrat Michael Bennet has represented Colorado in the U.S. Senate since 2009.

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November 7, 2013

Reformers keep control in school district GOP-endorsed slate sweeps Douglas County school race By Jane Reuter The Douglas County School District likely will continue with its education reform efforts, as four candidates who endorse those changes won their races for board seats. The Douglas County Republican-endorsed slate of candidates, including two incumbents and two newcomers who support the current board’s education reform efforts, prevailed over four candidates heavily supported by community-based organizations. Incumbents Doug Benevento and Meghann Silverthorn, and Judi Reynolds and Jim Geddes will be sworn in at a school board meeting, but not until the election results are certified. Since the county’s Board of Canvass isn’t set to meet until Nov. 21, that could be as late as Dec. 3. Board vice president Kevin Larsen said he wants to keep the district moving forward. “Even when things are excellent, you always want to be looking ahead to what’s going to keep your kids ahead in the future world,” he said. “I don’t want us to be the best buggy whip maker. The automobile revolutionized the way people get around. On a different level, we are now connecting the world

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“The voters have elected four candidates who believe in parental choice and who believe in performance pay. It’s a very clear mandate about the direction we are going.” Silverthorn said, “I think the voters have clearly said: `We want you to continue modernizing education,’ but let’s talk about how we are doing that.”

Challenger plans recount

After the night’s earliest release of partial election results, which didn’t look good for the challenger candidates, those opposing the current board’s direction said they were still optimistic. “We’re on the right side,” said Keim. “I really believe we have the community’s support and we’ll see that at the end.” “I’m a little nervous, a little surprised,” said Chase. The challenger candidates were gathered with about 200 supporters at Stumpy’s Pizza in Castle Rock. The mood in the restaurant, jubilant before the 7:30 p.m. announcement of initial returns in the Republican-endorsed slates’ favor, turned somber, expressions of concern replacing smiles. One challenger candidate already appeared to be heading toward a recount. “We have already got a plan for a recount,” Sue

One of the two newest Douglas County school board members, Jim Geddes, right, celebrates his victory with Douglas County Republican Chairman Craig Steiner, left, and U.S. Congressman Cory Gardner (R-District 4) Nov. 5 at the Fowl Line in Castle Rock. Photo by Ryan Boldrey in so many ways that were never before possible. “I want our district to continue to prepare the kids so that when they are entering the world, they’re going to apply all these things they’ve learned to be successful, keep our country and community on the leading edge and having satisfying lives.” Challenger candidates Barbra Chase, Bill Hodges, Julie Keim and Ronda Scholting represented a portion of the community advocating for major change in the board’s direction. Their areas of concern covered a broad range of issues, including a discon-

nect among the board, community members and teachers. “We just witnessed parent voices being silenced in their own school district,” said Susan Meek, a board member with Douglas County Parents, one of the community groups supporting the challenger candidates. “So many volunteers have worked tirelessly to ensure that a significant portion of the community has a voice on the school board, and what we witnessed is outside funders and influences trumped parents. The record number of voters in this school

Kober, Julie Keim’s campaign manager, announced to the crowd gathered at Stumpy’s after the second wave of results was released. “We have an attorney who said he would help us pro bono. “This is about our teachers, this is about our students, this is about our community. We are not done.” Those results still showed the pro-board candidates in the lead, though Kober insisted it was too close to call. Kober was hostess for the evening, announcing results to the people gathered at Stumpy’s. The evening of Election Day brings to a close years of school-board campaigning that began with the conclusion of the 2011 Douglas County School Board election, and culminated during the last few months with a series of community-led protests, emotional school board meetings, teacher resignations, lawsuits and high-dollar campaigns that heightened divisions within the community. In 2011 and in 2009, board seats went to Douglas County Republican-supported candidates who support the education reform policies now in place. The reforms include a court-stymied voucher program, and controversial teacher evaluation and pay systems. Both the reform policies and a fractious campaign have drawn the nation’s attention. Some say Douglas County is a testing ground for the reform effort, a characterization board opponents decry as subjecting

local children to experimentation. The school board and administration say the changes made and those still planned by current officials will make Douglas County a leader in the nation, and better prepare children for a rapidly changing world. Critics contend the seven-member board is acting according to an outsidedriven agenda to privatize public educa-

board election demonstrates that people in our community care deeply about being represented. “For elected individuals to ignore, belittle and intimidate a significant portion of the community is inexcusable and will lead to further turmoil and division in Douglas County. We will continue to advocate for our children’s future and our future as this board continues to dismantle one of the highest-performing school districts in the state.” Larsen, whose seat was not up for election, said he already had made plans he hopes will bridge community divides, “regardless of the outcome”. “In a lot of ways, the vote is a bit of a referendum on which way the community wants the school district to go,” he said. ““We have to figure out a way to get everybody together regardless of their view on the outcome, to make sure this is the best district it can be. I do think we need to get to where we can have a conversation about policy and issues and get beyond the personal hurt and attacks the campaign has tended to bring.” Larsen wants to see changes in the board’s meeting structure to allow more public engagement as well as open community forums. Meek noted that the vast majority of campaign funds for the newly elected board members came from outside the county, while almost all the money donated to the challengers was given by Douglas County residents.

tion, and has withheld money from classrooms as it cut the parents’ and teachers’ voices from the district. The winning candidates join school board vice president Kevin Larsen, and board members Craig Richardson and Justin Williams. Staff writers Jane Reuter and Ryan Boldrey contributed to this report.


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November 7, 2013

Stories preserve veterans’ histories Library of Congress stores photos, letters By Ryan Boldrey Former Marine Corps Sgt. Lou Seago had so many close calls in World War II that he almost didn’t make it home alive. And if it weren’t for the Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project, his tales of fortitude might have been forever lost. The project, initiated in 2000, now showcases more than 70,000 oral histories — soon to include Seago’s stories of Saipan and Iwo Jima — along with photographs, letters, journals, artwork, military documents and other original war-related items from veterans of numerous wars throughout American history. With help from local institutions across the country — such as Douglas County Libraries — those oral histories and original materials are being collected before time runs out for older veterans such as Seago. Before shipping the documents and interviews away to D.C., the library district also retains copies of all area veterans’ histories at the Philip S. Miller Branch in Castle Rock, and visitors can make an appointment to view them at any time. One can also listen or read the transcripts of close to half of the 100 veteran interviews already done by visiting “We try to play the role of facilitator,” said DCL archivist Adam Speirs. “We create the space where these things can happen, but it’s a volunteer-driven project, we have volunteer transcribers, we have volunteer interviewers, the people being interviewed

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Highlands Ranch community for just two months, has already rounded up 25 willing veterans from his new home to participate and plans on getting as many people involved as possible. “We need to preserve these stories for the sake of history,” said Butler, whose familial military lines are traced back all the way to the Civil and Revolutionary wars. “Kids nowadays don’t realize when they look at people like Lou that if it weren’t for them they would be speaking German or Japanese. It’s a way of honoring these guys. A lot of them don’t even realize how valuable their story is to our history.” “A lot of people say, `I didn’t do anything, you don’t want to hear my story,’ but we want to hear everyone’s stories,” Speirs said. “I can’t tell you how much we’ve gained from it. The more stories I listen to the more I realize how totally alien that reality is from my personal reality. This depth of human experience would be inaccessible to me if it hadn’t been for this project. ... You don’t just stop people in the street and say, `Hey tell me about your story.’ You need a place for this to happen.” The library will celebrate its 10th year of involvement in the project from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 16, at the Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St. in Castle Rock. Local veterans who have participated will share their experiences, while a group called Remembering Our Veterans will demonstrate how they share veteran stories. All are welcome to attend the celebration. For more information on the project, please visit To volunteer or share your personal story if you are a veteran, please contact Speirs at 303-6887733 or

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DOUGLAS COUNTY Democrats executive committee meets at 7 p.m. every first Tuesday at various sites. Contact Ralph Jollensten at 303-663-1286 or e-mail ralphw@ Social discussion meetings are in Highlands Ranch, Castle Rock and Parker-Lone Tree. Visit and click on calendar for more information. DOUGLAS COUNTY Republican Women meet at 11 a.m. the third Wednesday each month at the Lone Tree Golf and Hotel. Call Tanne Aspromonte at 303-840-2764 or visit

LONE TREE Democrats meet the second Tuesday each month at the Lone Tree Civic Center. Call Gordon at 303790-8264.


ARAPAHOE SALES Professionals USA meets Thursdays at 7:30 a.m. at Country Buffet, 7475 Park Meadows Drive in Lone Tree. Call Randy Anderson at 303-875-7673 for information.

BNI CONNECTIONS of Lone Tree (www. invites business owners to attend its meeting held each Tuesday, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Lone Tree Recreation Center, 10249 Ridgegate Circle. There is no charge to attend a meeting as a guest. Please visit or contact Chris Kaiser at or 303-933-1113 for more information.

DTC KIWANIS Club meets at 7 a.m. every Tuesday at Mimi’s Cafe, 9555 Park Meadows Drive, at the corner of Yosemite and Park Meadows. We are a growing club with 51 members. Our mission is assisting communities and “at risk” children in difficult home environments with financial and personal help and mentoring. Call Frank Zieg at 303-796-1213. FIBROMYALGIA WOMEN’S Group for women wanting to get together to talk about positive things that have helped them and to make new friends. No fee; must live near Parker/Centennial. Time and day to be figured out by group. Call Leslie at 303-791-8814. GREAT BOOKS Discussion Group meets on the first Thursday night of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lone Tree Library. Reading selections are short—plays, short stories, essays, or excerpts from longer works—and new members can come in at any time. We also watch Teaching Company lectures on “The Art of Reading.” Call Kerri Martin at 303-688-7628 or David Williams at 303-708-8854. HIGHLANDS RANCH Rotary Club meets from 12:10-1:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Lone Tree Golf Club, 9808 Sunningdale Blvd. Each lunch features a speaker. The Rotary is a networking, service and social club. Contact Joe Roos at 720-648-5558 or visit

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adoption for cats, dogs and more meets from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Park Meadows PetsMart. Call 303-688-9503.

CASTLE ROCK Bridge Club plays a friendly ACBL-sanctioned duplicate game at 1 p.m. every Monday and

LIVING AND Aging Well in Lone Tree, a speaker series luncheon, meets at 11:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Lone Tree Golf Club and Hotel. Lunch reservations are required prior to the event and cost $10 per person, which includes a beverage, lunch, dessert and tip. For information on the topic and to RSVP, visit www.cityoflonetree. com/agingwell. LONE TREE Fine Arts Group is a nonprofit group that encourages exploration of the fine arts in monthly community workshops. The group meets in the artist-friendly workspace at the Lone Tree Civic Center at 8527 Lone Tree Parkway, in Lone Tree, the third Saturday each month. Visit and the link is “interest groups and involvement.” LONE TREE Optimists meets from noon to 1:15 p.m. Tuesdays at LePeep Restaurant, 7156 E. County Line Road. Call Miles Hardee at 303-973-6409. NATIONAL SOCIETY of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Columbine Chapter, meets at 1 p.m. the second Saturday of each month from September through May at the Denver South Metro Chamber of Commerce in the Streets of Southglenn. Contact Krispin at or Merry Snyder at mcs.dar88@

DONATE your gently used furniture to support our ministry.


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”Reasonable Prices” We are a single mom ministry. Our program goal is to educate, empower individuals so they can become employable and attain self-sufficiency. Second Chances Furniture Thrift Store 209 W. Littleton Blvd., #A Littleton, CO 80120


Celebrate the

Holidays at PACE

Sunday, Nov. 24

Sybarite5 From Brubeck to Radiohead, Sybarite5 is classically trained to rock your socks off!

Friday, Nov. 29

Saturday, Nov. 30

Fri/Sat, Dec. 6 & 7

A Leahy Family Christmas

Colorado Symphony: Drums of the World

A Classic Parker Holiday

Enjoy hymns, Celtic tunes and holiday carols with this dancing, singing and musical group of brothers and sisters.

Take a musical journey of discovery and learn all about fantastical drums of the world.

The Parker Symphony Orchestra and the Parker Chorale, delight with famous seasonal selections. or 303.805.6800

Thur-Sun, Dec. 19-22

The Nutcracker of Parker Colorado School of Dance presents the 10th Anniversary of its annual magical gi f [ l Z k` f ef ] K Z _ X ` bf mj bpË j holiday classic.


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MARKETPL CE Farm Products & Produce

Arts & Crafts

ANGUS BEEF all natural, grass fed and grass finished. Buy 1/4, 1/2 or whole. USDA processed, your choice of cuts. Delivery date is early Dec. For info contact or 303-644-4700.

Holiday Open House 11/9/13 9am - 4pm @ 12695 Locust Way Off 128th & Holly in Thornton Great gift ideas & crafts from a variety of companies/crafters ??'s - 3-862-6681 - Ange Bring a friend & stop by.

Grain Finished Buffalo

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Locally raised, grass fed and grain finished Beef & Pork. Quarters, halves, wholes available. Can deliver 720-434-1322


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"Precious Treasures” Multi Group Garage Sale Proceeds to benefit college student scholarships. Crafts, Jams, Antiques, and much more. Sat, Nov. 9 - 8:00am – 2:00pm. Arvada Methodist Church 6750 Carr Street, 80004

Estate Sales Golden Antique Estate Auction Saturday Nov 9th at 11am, preview Friday 11-5 and Sat 9am 13551 W 43rd Dr, Golden Nice collection of quality antiques and collectables. Original art, Native American, Jewelry, Early American, Victorian to Mid Modern, and much more. Visit for photos, map and auction details cash & most credit cards accepted. Castle Rock Huge Estate Sale Fri, Sat & Sun Nov. 8th-10th 8am-4pm 39 Oak Ridge Dr Antiques, tools, patio furniture everything must go!




Entertainment Center, Light oak vainer particle board 63" wide x 70" high. Display case across top w/glass shelves & sliding doors, media center for CD/Stereo Storage, large opening 26"x30", hidden cords $300 (303)451-7885

AKC Laberdor Pups, 1 yellow, 1 black females duclaws, 1st shots, wormed, excellent bloodlines, Available November 5th. Call Don (303)233-5885

Brand New Appliances – Never Used – Brushed Nickel Frigidaire – Side by Side Refrigerator with Ice Maker, FFHS2622MS, $900 Frigidaire – Electric Range, FFEF3048LS, $500 Frigidaire – Built in Dishwasher, FFBD2411NS, $290 Frigidaire – Microwave, FFMV164LS, $200 Total All $1890, No Personal Checks Cell: 714-797-3357

Arts & Crafts Craft & Bake Sale

at American Legion Post 21 500 9th St golden Saturday Nov 9th 9am-4pm Crafters wanted contact Rita at 720-469-4033

Craft Bazaar & Bake Sale

Friday & Saturday November 8th & 9th 9am-4pm each day Epiphany Lutheran Church 550 East Wolfensberger Road Castle Rock Homemade crafts, quilts, jellies, baked goods and more

Horse & Tack Rubbermaid Water Tanks 70 gal. $35, 50 Gal. $30 Salt block holders $3 each, Storage deck boxes w/lids $35 ea. Call 303232-7128

Lost and Found FOUND - rabbit. Dexter and Easter streets (303) 358-7459


Household Goods

Autos for Sale

Overstuffed love seat and chair, $139. Oak bar with brass foot rail, $95. 303 688-6748.

1999 Pontiac Montana Van 131K $3295 no longer able to drive (303)428-2365

Appliances Miscellaneous Berthillon French Kitchen Island 58" long X26 1/2" wide X 35 1/2" high. Photos and specs available on Williams Sonoma web site Perfect cond. $1499.00 (303)794-7635 Lots of Coleman camping, yard and hand tools, gear cheap. Scott's spreader, $19, 2 antique, oak, high chairs, $75 each, all in ex condition, 303 688-6748. Weight bench w/weights $200* Nordic elliptical $200* Sewing machine w/cabinet + extras $200* 2 sets of right hand golf irons, 2 lazy boy fabric recliners, exellent shape $200/each 303-791-4158

Musical Lowry "Odyssey" Organ + music books excel. cond. 303-703-9252 Upright full size Yamaha key board (looks like piano) Like new condition, beautiful espresso wood finish $350 Castle Rock Area 720-379-4039 plays different sounds

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ELECTRIC BIKES: New & used No Gas, License, or Registration. 303-257-0164

Vitamixc Super 3600, $165. Champion Juicer, $190. 303 688-6748.

2002 Ford Thunderbird Convertible 23,300 miles, always garaged, comes w/hard top. Very clean interior, LoJack, Exc. Cond., 1 owner $20,000 303-5482033 A Gem Of A Car: 1979 VOLVO 242 DL,2.1, Mint Condition, 50,517 Miles; Always Garaged; $6100 (303)841-2682

Arapahoe County Public Airport Authority Airport, owners of one of the nation’s busiest airports is currently accepting applications for a Communications Specialist. The ideal candidate must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in communications, public relations, marketing, journalism or similar field; 2 yrs. experience developing and implementing public information programs or as a writer or editor in the print or broadcast media; familiarity with incident command terminology is preferred; and fluency in both written and spoken English is required. The primary focus of this position will be to communicate and raise the awareness of airport information, programs, special projects and accomplishments of the Airport Authority to the public through the media, website, social media, newsletters, brochures and presentations. Act as a public information officer during airport incidents/accidents. Work involves gathering, writing, and editing material to be released to the news media, periodicals, website and social media. The position also requires some independent judgment, creativity, initiative and ability to manage a flexible work schedule which includes attendance at community/tenant meetings and other events outside regular office hours. This is an exempt salaried position with excellent benefits after 60 days. Starting salary offer will be based on qualifications. You may obtain an Application for Employment & full Job Description in person or at Please hand-deliver, mail or e-mail your completed application with a copy of your resume, work samples and salary history to the Arapahoe County Public Airport Authority, 7800 S. Peoria St., Unit G1, Englewood, CO 80112 or contact Gwen at 303-218-2904. EOE

RV’s and Campers 2011 Snug Top Topper Large windows, excellent condition all accessories included White, '07-'13 GMC 6ft bed $600 720-454-7043

Wanted Cash for all Cars and Trucks Under $1000 Running or not. Any condition


Top Cash Paid for Junk Cars Up to $500 720-333-6832

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Caregivers to provide in-home care to senior citizens who need assistance with activities of daily living. Call Today 303-736-6688 /employment Drivers: 6K Sign-on bonus. CDL-ARoute Delivery. MBM Foodservice in Aurora. Regional. 70K Avg.annual salary+Ben. Apply: 909-912-3725 Drivers: Home Nightly! Great Paying Denver Box truck or CDL-A Flatbed Runs. 1yr Exp. Req. Estenson Logistics. Apply: 1-888-399-5856

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Savio House is looking for Foster Parents to provide a temporary home for troubled teens ages 12-18. We provide training, 24/7 support and $1900/month. Adequate space and complete background and motor vehicle check required. Ideally there are no other teens in the home and one parent would have flexible daytime schedule. Contact Michelle for more information at 303-225-4073. Hiring for Local Yard Driver Class A CDL – Good Driving Record – 2 yrs exp M – F. Weekend work required. Benefits: health/dental/life ins, 401K w/ co match, short/long term disability, & vacation/holiday pay. Please call: 1-800-936-6770 (Ext 111 or 112)

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Misc. Notices Want To Purchase minerals and other oil/gas interests. Send details to: P.O. Box 13557 Denver, CO 80201

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Gifts and Craft fair 5925 W 32nd Ave, Wheatridge Fri Nov 8th 9am-5pm Sat Nov 9th 9am-4pm Admission and Parking FREE 303-238-8055

Health and Beauty

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Reasonable rates with top quality teachers. Guitar, Piano, Voice, Ukulele, Trumpet, Violin, and more LAKEWOOD SCHOOL OF MUSIC 303-550-7010


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Golden Antique Estate Auction Saturday Nov 9th at 11am, preview Friday 11-5 and Sat 9am 13551 W 43rd Dr, Golden Nice collection of quality antiques and collectables. Original art, Native American, Jewelry, Early American, Victorian to Mid Modern, and much more. Visit for photos, map and auction details cash & most credit cards accepted.

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We are Expanding! Long Term Success means Local Driving Jobs with $$ Big Money $$ Gibson Energy has several fleet owners who need drivers in the Loveland, Fort Collins, Greeley area. You must be willing to relocate at your expense All jobs are local and will pay in excess of $70-$90K per year Two years Class A driving experience with Hazmat endorsement Call and check out the possibilities to better your life! 866-687-5281 www.motherearthhaulers. EOE

Indian Creek Express HIRING Local Driver, OTR, and Fleet Mechanic. Local drivers live within 50 miles of Pierce. Class-A CDL, 2 yrs exp. Pay $52-$65K/yr. Benefits No Touch. Paid/Home Weekly 877-273-2582


Class “A” OTR drivers, excellent miles, 2011 & 2013 Kenworths, scheduled home time, paid vacation, NO East Coast. Call Chuck or Tom 800-645-3748


HELP WANTED PAID CDL TRAINING! No Experience Needed! Stevens Transport will sponsor the cost of your CDL training! Earn up to $40K first year- $70K third year! Excellent benefits! EOE 888-993-8043

EARN $500 A-DAY: Insurance Agents Needed, Leads, No Cold Calls, Commissions Paid Daily, Lifetime Renewals, Complete Training, Health/Dental Insurance, Life License Required. Call 1-888-713-6020


Seeking licensed Life and Health Agents to market voluntary employee benefits programs to employers for COLONIAL LIFE Non-licensed applicants considered. Contact Wendy Rose 303-515-0308

Owner Operators home daily/every other day. Dedicated local grocery retailer. $3,500 HOLIDAY BONUS! Class A CDL & 1 year driving. Call Cornelius 866-832-6386

HELP WANTED 25 DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED! Learn to drive for Swift Transportaion at US Truck. Earn $750 per week! CDL & Job Ready in 3 weeks! 1-800-809-2141




ATTN HOMEOWNERS!! Take Advantage of Historically LOW rates REFI your mortgage with GreenLight today! Save $1000’s in interest. NO closing Cost. Refi’s!! FREE Consultation. 1-800-530-2843

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Help Wanted Keep Kids Together Abused and neglected brothers and sisters are often separated in foster care. There just aren’t enough foster homes to keep them together. This leaves them sad, anxious and confused and they feel like it’s “all their fault.” Give the Gift of Hope-Become a Savio foster parent. Call Tracy Stuart 303/225-4152

Help Wanted Marketing Research Get Paid for Your Opinions! Make Extra Holiday $$$! Arapahoe County residents needed for 1-day focus group discussion, Thurs. 11/14. Paid $170 w/meals incl’d. No exp. req’d. Must be at least 18 y.o. All educational backgrounds accepted & retirees welcome! Sign-up online @ or call 1.800.483.9898 for more info.

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NOW HIRING POLICE OFFICERS The City of Black Hawk, two (2) vacancies for POLICE OFFICER I. Hiring Range: $53,959 - $62,052 DOQ/E. Unbelievable benefit package and exceptional opportunity to serve in Colorado’s premiere gaming community located 18 miles west of Golden. The City supports its employees and appreciates great service! If you are interested in serving a unique historical city and enjoy working with diverse populations visit the City’s website at for more information or to apply online for this limited opportunity. Requires High School Diploma or GED, valid Colorado driver’s license with a safe driving record, must be at least 21 years of age, and must be Colorado POST certified by date of hire. The City accepts online applications for Police Officer positions year round. Applications will remain active for one (1) year from the date of submission. EOE.

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You’re invited! Children’s Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Nursing Career Fair WHEN: Monday, November 11th from 3pm - 7pm

WHERE: Children’s Hospital Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus 13123 East 16th Ave., Aurora, CO 80045 Mt. Yale Conference Room, 2nd Floor Conference Center Main lobby signs will direct you to the 2nd floor conference center

Registered Nurses with BSNs

Ambulatory • Perioperative • Med/Surg • NICU • PICU CICU • Stepdown • Oncology • Psychiatric • Float • Emergency Come meet our hiring managers and find out more about a career at our Main Campus in Aurora! With Children’s, you’ll enjoy working with a team devoted to pediatrics, and thrive among 102 of Denver’s Top Doctors, as ranked by 5280 Magazine. A career at Children’s Hospital Colorado will challenge you, inspire you, and motivate you to make a difference in the life of a child. For more information, please visit and register online:

Now Hiring

Children’s Hospital Colorado is an equal opportunity employer.

Colorado Community Media, publishers of 22 weekly newspapers and 23 websites is seeking to fill the following positions. Inside Sales Special Projects Representative Candidate must be able to handle multiple projects at the same time in a fastpaced environment. Position has the potential to go out on face-to-face calls on an as needed basis. This position will be handling CCM’s obituary desk, special print projects and much more. Newspaper sales background a plus but not required. Please email resume to: Please include job title in subject line. Part Time Production Coordinator: Position is responsible for the advertising layout (dummy) for each of our 23 weekly newspaper publications. Will be working with all departments to ensure specific needs and deadlines are met. Training will be provided. Required: Knowledge of Mac operating system, Word, Excel, ability to work in a demanding deadline environment, great communication skills and acute attention to detail. Knowledge of newspaper and newsroom operations a plus. Position is part time (3 days/week). Please send resume and cover letter to: Please include job title in subject line.

Help Wanted Wobbler Toddler & Pre K Teacher needed

Excel Personnel is now HIRING!! Excellent opportunity to put your filing and assembly skills to work for the world’s leading provider of aeronautical data! 1ST SHIFT MON – FRI: 6AM – 2:30PM $9.50/hr 2ND SHIFT MON – FRI: 2:30PM – 11PM $10.50/hr 3rd SHIFT WED – SAT (SWING 10HRS) 7AM – 5:30PM $9.50/hr ** Clerical/Filing tests required **


1. Go to 2. Complete the application including your job history 3. Once completed, call Excel Personnel at 303-427-4600 Honored to be in business in Colorado for over 20 years. Excel Personnel is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. M/F/D/V.

RegisteRed NuRse Part-time job opportunity for skilled nursing visits in Douglas and Elbert Counties. Home Health experience a plus but not required. Some on call required. Great pay with vacation, sick and holiday pay, as well as retirement plan.

Colorado Community Media offers competitive pay and benefits package. No phone calls please. *Not all positions eligible for benefits.

Help Wanted

Full Time, 12 minutes West of Golden on I70. Must be qualified by current state regulation. Looking for team players, some benefits provided. Please call Monday-Friday 7am-6pm 303-674-9070 and ask for Martha

Health Care Registered Nurse/Licensed Practical Nurse Needed NOW! Immediate Hire! We're looking for you Come join our healthcare team at the Douglas County Jail site in Castle Rock, CO! PRN/FT APPLY online TODAY at why-chc/311-careers-about-us EOE Medical One-physician Internal Medicine practice in Littleton area, seeks experienced individual for full-time position. Front and back office experience a plus. Hours are Monday through Friday 7 am -5 pm. Salary commensurate with experience. Fax resume to 303-471-7567.

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Luke Halpin share the stories behind their songs at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St. The setting will further highlight the voices and acoustic playing of this dynamic duo. Bettman & Halpin will share their songs and stories from six years on the road: introducing you to characters and places from California to Oklahoma and exploring spaces we all share in our hearts. Their signature blend of Americana and Folk will have you tapping your toes, humming along, and even possibly shedding a few tears. Tickets cost $15. Call 720-509-1000 or go to www.


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Lunch series. Army veteran Toby Montoya served in Iraq and Afghanistan. He survived an IED blast and now represents the Wounded Warrior Project. He will speak as part of the Individuals Who Influence lunch and speaker series from noon to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Lone Tree Recreation Center, 10249 Ridgegate Circle, Lone Tree. A family legacy inspired Montoya to serve; his father is a Vietnam veteran and his grandfather served in World War II. He’ll speak about his personal experiences and what he’s been doing since he left the Army. All attending veterans will be recognized. Donations to the Wounded Warrior Project will be accepted. To register, call 303-347-5999. For information, call 303-7083516.

Nov. 7, Dec. 5

JAm session. A social jam session for seniors is offered from 7-9 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at the Lone Tree Recreation Center, 10249 Ridgegate Circle. Bring an acoustic instrument; intermediate ability and jamming etiquette. Join Rudy Kaluza. Pay at the door: $1.25, and $1 for residents. Call 303-708-3516 or visit

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syLviA. This fun comedy is a modern take on “the other woman”… if the other woman were a dog. When Greg brings home a street-smart dog named Sylvia, he and his wife Kate find their marriage in jeopardy. Sylvia offers Greg an escape from the frustrations of his job and the unknowns of middle age; as Greg becomes more and more attached to the pooch, we explore the relationship between man and dog, man and wife, and wife and dog. Filled with lots of laughs and thoughtful insights, Sylvia is a unique and perceptive look at modern love. Show runs from Nov. 7-17 at the Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St. Call 720-509-1000 or go to www.

Nov. 11

FinAnciAL progrAm. Planning is the only way to make sure you have the financial resources to cover the later years. Attend a panel discussion led by Cathy Noon, Centennial mayor, from 5-7 p.m. Nov. 11, at the South Metro Chamber in the Streets at Southglenn, near Sears. Experts including Elder Law, real estate, non-medical care, community placement, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and wills. We’ll discuss necessary decisions and wise planning. To register, go to events. Call Carolyn Gensler at 303-885-9989 to reserve your seat for this free event. Space is limited. Sign up now.

Nov. 15 to Dec. 15

giFt cArd drive. Resort 2 Kindness (R2K) hosts its BIG GIVE 2013 gift card drive to benefit the Colorado flood victims. The drive runs from Nov. 15 to Dec. 15. R2K will collect unused, unexpired gift cards valid at any restaurant, grocery store, home store or retail store in Colorado. All cards will be given to the Emergency Family Assistance Association. Gift cards can be mailed to Resort 2 Kindness, 9781 S. Meridian Blvd., Suite 200, Englewood, CO 80112. Monetary donations can also be made online at resort2kindness. org.

Nov. 17

pAssport to culture. Join children’s theater experts Buntport Theatre on a trip into Greek mythology with a production of “Unbe-weave-able” at 3 p.m Nov. 17 at the Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St. Weaving the classic myths with modern storytelling techniques, your child will become entrance with the rivalry, comedy, and drama brought to life. See the relationships of gods, mortals, and beasts as Unbe-weave-able takes you through the tales of Arachne and Athena, Argus and Io, and Echo and Narcissus. Call 720-509-1000 or go to

Nov. 30

pAssport to culture. As a part of the Lone Tree Arts Center Guild’s family holiday kickoff, a Passport to Culture presentation “Scenes from the Nutcracker” brings scenes from the worldfamous Nutcracker to the Main Stage. Ballet Ariel’s presentation will feature beautiful choreography and costumes in this wonderful version of the holiday ballet danced by this professional company to the magical Tchaikovsky score. Show is at 3 p.m. Nov. 30 at the Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St. Following the performance, children and their families are invited to stay for a Sugar Plum Fairy meet-and-greet. The dancers will greet the audience in costume while children enjoy cocoa and cookies. The festivities will continue with the second annual tree lighting ceremony and community sing-a-long, making the day a true family holiday kickoff event. Call 720-509-1000 or go to

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Parker Chamber names president after search Official has led similar group in Norfolk, Neb. By Chris Michlewicz After a three-month search, the Parker Chamber of Commerce has named its new president. The 742-member organization announced the hiring of Dennis Houston, who will leave his position as president of the Norfolk (Neb.) Area Chamber of Commerce at the end of the month. He will take over as the Parker chamber president and chief executive officer Dec. 1. Houston (pronounced How-ston) was among 48 Houston applicants for the position, which was vacated at the end of July when Dan Rodriguez submitted a letter of resignation. Interim president Jo Ann Frost, who will resume her duties as the chairwoman of the chamber board of directors, said the organization is looking forward to refocusing on programming and membership growth and retention with a new leader in place. “It’s been challenging with the transition and putting things on hold until we got someone in place,” she said. “Our priority has been getting a president/CEO. It’s nice to be in this position now instead of feeling like we’re catching up all the time.” The top selection from a narroweddown field of three candidates, Houston demonstrated the experience, dynamic personality and professionalism the cham-

ber was seeking, Frost said. The board has a list of goals and will get Houston’s feedback and input once he is settled. “We’re anxious to see where he can take our chamber, as going into 2014 we have lots of exciting things going on,” she said. “We want to expand on programs that are just now taking shape.” On a professional level, Houston says he is looking forward to learning about the challenges and opportunities in the business community. He is also eager to engage in strategic planning with Town of Parker officials, the school district and Douglas County. “I’m looking forward to that collaboration so we can all make sure Parker grows in a positive way that we’re all proud of,” Houston said. The Norfolk, Neb., area shares similarities with Parker because it’s a growing community in a semi-rural area. The town of Norfolk has a population of about 25,000, but the service area contains about 125,000 people, Houston said. His experience in working with different sectors — from home-based businesses to small retail shops to industrial companies —was a quality the search committee took notice of, Frost said. After a weeks-long “listening tour” to learn the lay of the land, Houston wants to discuss with the board the chamber’s role in helping Parker achieve its goals. On a personal level, the move to Colorado has been a long time coming. Houston visits Colorado about twice annually with his wife and two boys, and a permanent move has been one of the family’s objectives. “The lifestyle is a big part of it for us,” Houston said.

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“A Painter at Work” by Paul Cezanne, 1874-75, oil on panel, is in the “Nature as Muse” portion of “Passport to Paris,” and shows the start of “plein air” painting by the Impressionists as oil paints became available in tubes. From the Frederick Hamilton Collection. Photos courtesy of the Denver Art Museum

Art offers view of French society ‘Passport to Paris’ at Denver museum By Sonya Ellingboe Three related shows meld together flawlessly at the Denver Art Museum to give local art lovers a welcoming visit to Paris and its environs. Beloved artists appear in more than one collection, showing how they bridged across years and segments of society and from academic standards to joyful renderings of sunshine and the outdoors. “Passport to Paris” continues through Feb. 9, 2014, in the Hamilton Building. “Court to Cafe: Three Centuries of French Artworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum” is the entry point, and it features 50 works from the collection of the famous museum in Hartford, Conn. These works begin with 17th-century paintings of religious scenes, mythological subjects, landscapes, still lifes and genre scenes and extend to the early 19th century. This DAM installation in the second floor Anschutz Gallery is especially welldesigned and features high color, handstenciled walls, architectural moldings and decorative art from the museum’s own collection, such as damask chairs and small furniture pieces. Music plays in the background. Another pleasing touch is the inclusion of several stylish white dresses, matching the ones depicted in paintings of intimate home scenes. They are on loan from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Since works range from the early 1600s to the early 1900s, the visitor finds early works by Edgar Degas, Camille Pissaro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cezanne, Vincent Van Gogh, Henri de Toulouse Lautrec and Claude Monet here, plus later works in the two subsequent exhibits, weaving threads of the story together. Next stop is “Drawing Room: an Intimate Look at French Drawings from the Esmond Bradley Martin Collection,” a collection that is kept at the DAM, although its owner lives elsewhere. It is on the second floor in the Martin and McCormick Gallery. Included are 39 works on paper in a range of techniques. Sketches by artists from across the time period draw a viewer up close to appreciate the lines — in fact, there are some magnifying lenses provided

“Nympheas (Water Lilies)” by Claude Monet, 1907 oil on canvas, is loaned by the Wadsworth Atheneum.

if you go “Passport to Paris” continues through Feb. 9 at the Denver Art Museum, 13th Avenue between Broadway and Bannock, with a special exhibition ticket that includes all three segments plus general museum admission. Tickets cost $12 members/$22 adult non-members, with discounts. See or call 720-865-5000. There will be extended holiday hours — again see the website.

for those who need assistance in appreciating the delicate works. For the first time, Impressionist paintings from the Frederic C. Hamilton collection are shown in what may be the most popular segment: “Nature as Muse.” Some works from the DAM collection are blended into this collection in the Gallagher Family Gallery on the first floor, which focuses on landscape. In a press tour, DAM

director Christoph Heinrich pointed out that oil paints became available in tubes in the mid-1800s, enabling artists to work outdoors in that medium, “en plein air.” Because many Colorado artists prefer to work outdoors, it is expected that they will especially relate to “Nature as Muse” with its sunlit orchards and gardens. Related programming is extensive throughout the exhibit time. See for scheduling. Of particular note is a collaboration with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, which provided a soundtrack for the Court to Cafe exhibit in advance and featured French music in its Nov. 1-3 concerts. Every Saturday at 1 p.m., various symphonic ensembles will present a 45-minute performance at the museum, featuring French masterworks with commentary to place them in context. The first-floor studio space will become a drawing studio, with local artists demonstrating and teaching on weekends.

Colorado Rising, a benefit concert for flood relief featuring performances by Dave Matthews, The Fray, Big Head Todd and The Monsters, Wesley Schultz, Jeremiah Fraites and Neyla Pekarek of The Lumineers, Devotchka and Nathaniel Rateliff, raised $650,000 on Oct. 27 at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield. And from what I was told through emails and Facebook posts, the evening of unprecedented entertainment from Colorado musicians was a smash hit. The money raised will go to www., the United Ways of Colorado Flood Recovery Fund. “It’s no surprise that the entire music community from musicians to fans stepped up in a time of need for Colorado,” said Chuck Morris, president and CEO of concert organizer AEG Live Rocky Mountains. “Thank you all.”

Trivia at Inverness

WorldDenver, a nonprofit community organization dedicated to advancing an understanding of global affairs and cultures, is hosting its first Global Cup Challenge trivia fundraiser from 6 to 10 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Inverness Hotel and Conference Center in Arapahoe County. The evening, with beverages sponsored by Molson Coors Brewing Co., will begin with a pub-food-themed buffet dinner following by an international trivia competition. Teams of five will compete in five rounds of questions based on current affairs, geography, businesses and organizations as well as globally minded professionals testing their knowledge to win donated prizes and a year of bragging rights. Celebrity quiz masters include: Kay Landen and Joanne Posner-Mayer (event co-chairs), Carolyn Richards, Joe Megyesy, Katie Evans, Alice Anneberg, Laurie Zeller, Kim Savit, Beverley Simpson and Selena Dunham. Greg Dobbs and Anna Alejo will serve as celebrity quiz masters for the Challenge. Funds raised will support WorldDenver’s programs: Denver World Affairs Council, Young Professionals, International Visitor Leadership Program, Home Hospitality, GlobaLiteracy and WorldDenver Talks. For registration materials, event information and sponsorship opportunities, go to

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I told you last week that Lakewood was included in the Top 100 Best Places to Live on’s inaugural ranking, but that was only part of Colorado’s prized participation. While Lakewood ranked No. 88 (besting Scottsdale at No. 89), Aurora scored No. 49, and Boulder came in at an impressive No. 2. Penny Parker’s “Mile High Life” column gives insights into the best events, restaurants, businesses, parties and people throughout the metro area. Parker also writes for Blacktie-Colorado. com. You can subscribe and read her columns (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) at www.pennyparker.blacktie-colorado. com. She can be reached at penny@ or at 303-619-5209.

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greensky Bluegrass comes to gothic Jam favorites set for two-night run By Ryan Boldrey No strangers to the Colorado music scene, Michigan-born jam-grass band Greensky Bluegrass — which opened at Red Rocks for Galactic and Railroad Earth this summer — will grace The Gothic Theatre stage for the first time this coming weekend. The hard-touring quintet will be headlining the Englewood theatre Nov. 15 and 16, with fellow bluegrass band Fruition supporting both nights. The band, which started as a trio playing open mic nights in Kalamazoo, Mich., in 2000, added standup bassist Mike Devol in 2004 and dobro-player extraordinaire Anders Beck in 2007. Playing close to 175 gigs a year, they’ve become a popular headliner at medium-sized clubs across Mike Bont, of Greensky Bluegrass, shreds on the banjo Oct. 24 during the band’s recent gig at The Fox Theatre in the country, while climbing closer to the Boulder. The Michigan-based band, which sold out the Fox, is playing Englewood’s Gothic Theatre Nov. 15 and 16. headlining slots at festivals with each Photos by Ryan Boldrey passing summer. Calling bluegrass “a jumping-off point for the And while the Greensky if you go band,” no two shows are cover selection can kick the ever the same for the hardenergy level of a crowd into Two nights at the Gothic rocking group, which boasts high gear, it is the originals, Who: Greensky Bluegrass with close to 200 songs in its live mostly penned by mandospecial guest Fruition repertoire. lin player and lead vocalWhen: 9 p.m. Nov. 15 and 16, When the band leaves ist Paul Hoffman or guitar doors at 8 p.m. both nights its own catalog behind, player Dave Bruzza, that Where: The Gothic Theatre, 3263 which they do four or five send the crowd into a frenS. Broadway, Englewood times per show, no one ever zy. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 day knows what they are going The band’s recent alof show, $30 for two-day passes to hear. Odds are it won’t bum, “Handguns,” helped in advance be your traditional blueto launch the band’s popuInformation: www.Greenskygrass cover though. At their larity to the next level, and or www.GothicTherecent sold-out, two-night the decision to give half of it run in Boulder, Greensky away for free on the Greencovered everything from sky website, SoundCloud Greensky Bluegrass member Paul Hoffman, of Greensky Bruce Springsteen to String Cheese Inci- and through social media didn’t hurt any- Bluegrass, performs Oct. 24 at the Fox Theatre in Boulder. dent, Radiohead, Paul Simon, Bob Marley thing either. The band will be in Englewood soon. and the Grateful Dead. “We just really wanted to get it out “We’re all music heads, and love writ- there,” Beck said. “We aren’t a household ing, but we also love other people’s music name in most households, but we figured playing on the road. as well,” Beck said. “I think if there weren’t that if you can turn your friends onto liking For more information or to purchase such strong songwriters in the band, play- Greensky Bluegrass by saying, `Hey, check tickets, please visit www.greenskyblueing covers would feel a little cheaper on it out, it’s free,’ you’ll want to hear more.” or Sinsome level. But I think it allows us to play Greensky will release its fifth studio gle-day tickets are $20 in advance, $25 day unique covers in the set and not let it be album, “If Sorrows Swim,” in February, of show and two-day passes are $30 in adthe highlight per se. At some level we are highlighted by new cuts, “Windshield,” vance. Showtime is 9 p.m. Nov. 15 and 16 just looking for the common denominator “In Control,” “Worried about the Weather,” at The Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway in with the fans.” and “Leap Year,” all cuts they are already Englewood.

Memories filtered through family lens ‘99 Histories’ runs at Vintage Theatre By Sonya Ellingboe “99 Histories” by Korean dramatist Julia Cho follows a well-used and generally compelling design, one that draws in audience members of several age ranges — mother-daughter conflict and the histories behind it. Mothers, daughters, sisters and aunts in three generations are remembered in a story that is about a Korean-American family, but could translate to any nationality. The play runs through Nov. 16 and invites a visit from area theater lovers. It completes the first season of the new Theatre Esprit Asia company, formed by Maria Cho and Tria Xiong after they con- Sheila Ivy Traistor and Tria Xiong are involved mother and uneasy daughter in “99 Histories” at Vintage Theatre. nected in the all-Asian cast of Vintage Courtesy photo Theatre’s “Joy Luck Club” in May 2012. if you go is bewildered by her behav- history, mental illness in particular. Skilled director Terry Dodd ior — she was a talented She finds mementos in the home that has brought together a polished “99 Histories” plays young musician, a Juilliard suggest a number of unknowns in her cast and worked through the lothrough Nov. 16 at Vintage student, who seems to have mother’s earlier life. gistics of producing numerous Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., lost her way, her will to perVignettes bring these bits of the past to scenes in the tight quarters of Aurora. Performances: 8 form. the stage, as well as glimpses of a young Vintage’s small studio theater. p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 7 Sah-Jin, who loves her girl, played by SunHee Seo, a freshman at Acting is strong and carries the p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $25 daughter blindly, but fails ThunderRidge High School in Highlands story back and forth as bits of at the door, $23 advance, to understand her, voices Ranch, in her professional debut. the past surface, like pieces of $20 anytime seniors and platitudes: ”You can do anyUnder Dodd’s direction, puzzle pieces a puzzle. students. 303-856-7830, thing you want — as long as fit together by the end of Act II, although Eunice (Tria Xiong), a you want it badly enough the future remains something of a ques29-year-old former violin vir…” tion mark. As is often the case with an tuoso, arrives at her mother’s The troubled Eunice, who has decided engaging performance, one heads out home in New York City unannounced. She is single, pregnant and agitated. to have the baby and give it up for adop- into the dark speculating about the ways Her mother, Sah-Jin (Sheila Ivy-Traister), tion, is concerned about family medical a story might move forward.

“The Heart of Everything That Is” was co-authored by Bob Drury, who will appear at Tattered Cover/Colfax on Nov. 14. Courtesy image

Book sheds light on Indian Wars Writer will appear at Tattered Cover LoDo By Sonya Ellingboe When co-author Bob Drury appears in Denver on Nov. 14, he should attract many local history buffs who focus on the chaotic 19th-century Western American Indian Wars. He and fellow writer Tom Clavin have just published their account of the Ogalala Sioux chief Red Cloud — described as “the only Plains Indian to defeat the United States Army in a war, forcing the American government to sue for peace in a conflict named for him.” The book is titled “The Heart of Everything That Is,” which is a translation for the Native American “Paha Sapa,” the sacred Black Hills area in what is now South Dakota. More specifically, the mystical “breathing” Wind Cave of the Black Hills is thought to be where the ancient gods delivered the ancestors of Red Cloud and his people. When the “manifest destiny” proponents of the U.S. government eyed the potential gold in the Black Hills as fair game, there followed many years of broken treaties and fierce combat. These authors write in clear descriptive terms about the lands the Sioux controlled at one time — said to be about 20 percent of the contiguous United States, shown on a map that extends from Iowa to Idaho and north into Montana. The Bozeman Trail, a main route for westward gold seekers and other settlers, ran through it. The writers also are skilled in describing the total philosophical disconnect between whites and Indians — not new information certainly, but particularly well stated. An autobiography by Red Cloud, dictated to a longtime friend, white trapper Sam Deon, was found, which offered new material. The extensive bibliography cites the many original sources the authors found, such as writings by the commander of Fort Phil Kearny, Col. Henry B. Carrington. These lend color throughout the book, including domestic details from women and grisly accounts of slaughter. On Dec. 21, a combative Capt. William J. Fetterman, sent out from the fort to protect a wood gathering train — and firmly instructed not to chase lurking Indians over the ridge — gave in to visions of glory and chased Indian scouts who had been teasing. (A final insult was when an insolent Crazy Horse mooned him and his troops, according to Drury and Clavin.) He led his limited number of about 80 Bluecoats into an ambush by about 2,000 waiting warriors, resulting in what is now called the Fetterman Massacre, in which all the members of the Fetterman party were killed.


18 Lone Tree Voice

November 7, 2013

Heaping helping of hymn-singing South Suburban Christian Church, To Whom It 7275 May Concern: On 8/1/2013 undersigned S. Broadway in Littleton, invitesthe families to aPublic Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relatto the Deed “Hymn and Gospel Music Sing ing Concert” atof7Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. p.m. Nov. 16, featuring Jerry Nelson the Original and Grantor: MARTIN PERLMUTTER MARY PERLMUTTER Rocky Mountain Praise Choir. AND They will reOriginal Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, peat a concert of favorite hymns and gospel INC. ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE music that was a great successFOR in August at LEHMAN BROTHERS BANK, FSB Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: AUFirst Church of the Nazarene inRORA Cherry Hills BANK FSB of Deedfrom of Trust (DOT): 6/30/2005 Village. The choir of 80 to 100Date voices Recording Date of DOT: 7/1/2005 churches around the metro area will be acReception No. of DOT: 2005059656 Recorded inis Douglas County. companied by a full orchestra. DOT Admission Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $355,250.00 free. A free-will offering will be taken. Call 303- hardware and related items. The collection Outstanding Principal Amount as of the was accumulated by Arthur Rossi following 798-2406 for information. date hereof: $355,250.00 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you his 1953-1955 term in non-combatant duty are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as started with a jigsaw puzzle and in Korea. He Author coming to bookstore follows: The terms of said Deed of Trust added personal items. The fort entrance is Best-selling author Richardhave Paul beenEvans violated as the required payments have not been made when due. on Oxford Avenue, just west of in Sheridan (“The Christmas Box”) will meet readers to THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. discuss and sign his latest book, “The Four Lowell Boulevard. The restored home is on The property described herein is all of the the side of the parade ground, with a Doors,” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at Tattered Cover/ by property encumbered thesouth lien of the deed of trust. cannon on the front lawn. Admission is free; Highlands Ranch, 9315 Dorchester in the Legal St., Description of Real Property: LOT 3, LONE TREE FILING donations are welcomed. Town Center. The book grew out of11,a BLOCK talk he NO. 3, AS SHOWN ON THE MAP REprepared for young people and is a guide. His18, 1983 AT RECEPCORDED JULY TION NO. 308021, COUNTY OF Young musicians perform “doors” are: Believe there’s a reason you were DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which Magnify has the address of:Three 9479 Oakyoung classical musicians from the born; Free yourself from limitation; brush Way, Lone Tree, CO 80124 your life; and develop a love-centered map. Young Musicians Foundation roster will perNOTICE OF SALE atof7:30 His text enlarges on each one in easy, The currentaccesholder of theform Evidence Debt p.m. Nov. 15 at Littleton United by the Deed ofMethodist Trust described Church, 5894holder S. Datura St., Littlesible language. 303-470-7050. secured The current of the Evidence of Debt herein, has filed written election and desecuredSarah by the Deed of Trust described ton. Umezono, violinmand for sale as provided by They law andare: in flutist herein, has filed written election and desaid Deed of Trust. sale as provided by Hodges. law and in Andrew Yingmand andfor violinist Natalie Fort Logan open house THEREFORE, Notice ist Is Hereby Given said Deed of Trust. that on the first possibleRichard sale date (unless Holbrook, guest Notice pianist and YMF The Friends of Historic Fort Logan will THEREFORE, Is Hereby Given the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wedthat onperform. the first possible salethree date (unless alumnus, will also The will nesday,Officers’ December 4, 2013, at the Public host an open house at the restored the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. WedTrustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle nesday, December 4, early 2013, at the Public receive financial assistance for training, Home at the fort from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on VetRock, Colorado, I will sell at public aucoffice, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle tion to the highest andsuch best bidder for toTrustee’s as fees participate erans Day, Nov. 11. Of special interest is a disRock, Colorado, I in will competitions sell at public auccash, the said real property and all intion to the highest and best bidder for concerts, accompanist’s fees, terestII ofmilitary said Grantor(s),and Grantor(s)’ heirs travel costs, play of World War I and World War cash, the said real property and all in-

Public Trustees PUBLIC NOTICE Lone Tree NOTICE OF SALE RENOTICED AND REPUBLISHED PURSUANT TO CRS 38-38-109(2)(b)(II) Public Trustee Sale No. 2012-0977 To Whom It May Concern: On 8/1/2013 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: MARTIN PERLMUTTER AND MARY PERLMUTTER Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LEHMAN BROTHERS BANK, FSB Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: AURORA BANK FSB Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 6/30/2005 Recording Date of DOT: 7/1/2005 Reception No. of DOT: 2005059656 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $355,250.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $355,250.00 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: The terms of said Deed of Trust have been violated as the required payments have not been made when due. 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 11, BLOCK 3, LONE TREE FILING NO. 3, AS SHOWN ON THE MAP RECORDED JULY 18, 1983 AT RECEPTION NO. 308021, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 9479 Oakbrush Way, 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, December 4, 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: 10/17/2013 Last Publication: 11/14/2013 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 8/1/2013 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: TONI M.N. DALE Colorado Registration #: 30580 355 UNION BOULEVARD SUITE 250, LAKEWOOD, COLORADO 80228 Phone #: Fax #: Attorney File #: 12-9249 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: Legal Notice No.: 2012-0977 First Publication: 10/17/2013 Last Publication: 11/14/2013 Publisher: Douglas County News Press

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: 10/17/2013 Last Publication: 11/14/2013 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 8/1/2013 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: TONI M.N. DALE Colorado Registration #: 30580 355 UNION BOULEVARD SUITE 250, LAKEWOOD, COLORADO 80228 Phone #: Fax #: Attorney File #: 12-9249 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website:

Public Trustees

Legal Notice No.: 2012-0977 First Publication: 10/17/2013 Last Publication: 11/14/2013 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Lone Tree NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0540 To Whom It May Concern: On 8/14/2013 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: WILLIAM M. BALKOVATZ JR. AND EVAN S. BALKOVATZ Original Beneficiary: CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 6/24/2005 Recording Date of DOT: 7/14/2005 Reception No. of DOT: 2005064192** DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $430,000.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $430,000.00 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 monthly installments due Note Holder.**MODIFIED THROUGH A LOAN MODIFICATION AGREEMENT DATED FEBRUARY 24, 2011. 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 9, THE FAIRWAYS FILING NO. 1-C, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 9482 Green Island Place, 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, December 4, 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: 10/10/2013 Last Publication: 11/7/2013 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 8/14/2013 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: TONI DALE Colorado Registration #: 30580 355 UNION BOULEVARD SUITE 250, LAKEWOOD, COLORADO 80228 Phone #: (303) 274-0155 Fax #: (303) 274-0159 Attorney File #: 13-049-25011 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: Legal Notice No.: 2013-0540 First Publication: 10/10/2013 Last Publication: 11/7/2013

terest 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: 10/10/2013 Last Publication: 11/7/2013 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 8/14/2013 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: TONI DALE Colorado Registration #: 30580 355 UNION BOULEVARD SUITE 250, LAKEWOOD, COLORADO 80228 Phone #: (303) 274-0155 Fax #: (303) 274-0159 Attorney File #: 13-049-25011 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website:

Public Trustees

Legal Notice No.: 2013-0540 First Publication: 10/10/2013 Last Publication: 11/7/2013 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Lone Tree NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0567 To Whom It May Concern: On 8/28/2013 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: CURTIS K LIGGETT Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR M&I BANK FSB Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 12/10/2008 Recording Date of DOT: 12/22/2008 Reception No. of DOT: 2008085561 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $382,580.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $375,574.46 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 52, THE FAIRWAYS, FILING 1-B, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 9677 Colinade Dr, 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, December 18, 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: 10/24/2013 Last Publication: 11/21/2013 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 8/29/2013 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: CYNTHIA LOWERY-GRABER Colorado Registration #: 34145 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2201, DENVER, COLORADO 80202 Phone #: (303) 865-1400 Fax #: (303) 865-1410 Attorney File #: 13-05106 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: Legal Notice No.: 2013-0567

master classes, as well as career counseling and performance opportunities. Admission is free. 303-794-6379.


The Highlands Ranch Concert Band will perform its annual tribute to men and women of the armed forces at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at South Suburban Christian Church, 7275 S. Broadway, Littleton. The band will be joined by the Knights of Columbus Men’s Choir, conducted by Thomas Shinners and the Northridge Elementary School choir, conducted by Dawn McGonagle. The free performance will include “The Star-Spangled Banner,” “Armed Forces Salute,” “Battle Hymn of the Republic” and other patriotic pieces. For information about band membership, call Kelley Messall, 303-683-4102 or visit

Travel for artists

“Art in Italy” is offered May 17 to June 1 by two Arapahoe Community College art professors, painter Marsha Wooley and photographer Trish Sangelo. The two-week course in photography or plein air painting will be held at La Romita, a 500-year-old monastery The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by thethat Deedhas of Trust described in Umbria been converted into an art herein, has filed written election and deschool. Credit and by non-credit mand for sale as provided law and in options availsaid Deed of Trust. able. (Wooley THEREFORE, Noticepainted Is Hereby there Given last year.) For that on the first possible sale date (unless information, see: the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. WedContact information: trish.sangelo@arapanesday, December 18, 2013, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, and 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: 10/24/2013 Last Publication: 11/21/2013 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 8/29/2013 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: CYNTHIA LOWERY-GRABER Colorado Registration #: 34145 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2201, DENVER, COLORADO 80202 Phone #: (303) 865-1400 Fax #: (303) 865-1410 Attorney File #: 13-05106 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website:

Public Trustees

Legal Notice No.: 2013-0567 First Publication: 10/24/2013 Last Publication: 11/21/2013 Publisher: Douglas County News Press

Government Legals Public Notice PUBLIC INVITATION TO BID Separate sealed bids for 2013 FAIRVIEW PARKWAY AT WEYBRIDGE STREET MAST ARM INSTALLATION PROJECT, DOUGLAS COUNTY PROJECT NUMBER TF 2013-050 will be received by the Owner, Douglas County Government, Department of Public Works Engineering, Philip S. Miller Building, 100 Third Street, Suite 220, Castle Rock, CO 80104, until Tuesday, November 26, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. This project consists of final installation of a traffic signal, to include but not limited to; providing and installing certain traffic signal items; installation of items furnished by Douglas County; traffic control and testing at the intersection of Fairview Parkway and Weybridge Street, in Douglas County. The Contract Documents may be examined at the above address after 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, and copies of the Contract Documents may be obtained upon payment of $35.00 for each set. The $35.00 is non-refundable. (Additional charge if mailing is required.) A PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 20, 2013, at the Department of Public Works Engineering, Philip S. Miller Building, 100 Third Street, Suite 220, Castle Rock, CO 80104. The Bid Opening will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 26, 2013, at the same address. The Project includes the following major items and approximate quantities: • PVC Conduit 2” Bored 475 LF • Fiber Optic Cable (72 Strand) (Single Mode) 970 LF • Fiber Optic Cable (12 Strand) (Single Mode)(Gator Patch) 100 LF • Traffic Signal Poles (Install Only) 4 EA Prior to submitting a Bid Proposal, Bidders shall have received prequalification status (active status) with the Colorado Department of Transportation to bid on individual projects of the size and kind of work as set forth herein. Any questions on the bidding process may be directed to Robert Kenny, Project Manager at 303.660.7490. For Planholder Information, Please Call 303.660.7490 (Front Desk) Legal Notice No.: 924385 First Publication: November 7, 2013 Last Publication: November 14, 2013 Publisher: Douglas County News Press 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: ALEXYZANDER PALTZA, D.O.B. 10/3/2012 Child, and concerning: TIFFANY PALTZA, Mother,

Jerry Nelson and the Rocky Mountain Praise Choir will perform a “Hymn Gospel Music Sing Concert” on Nov. 16 at South Suburban Christian Church. Courtesy photo

Environmental films

The 2013 Colorado Environmental Film Festival rolls into the Wildlife Experience at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 9 to show six films on the Extreme Screen. One can come and go. Films begin at 6 p.m. Cash bar and concessions will be open throughout the event and exhibits will be open 7:30 to 8:30. The Wildlife Experience is at 10035 S. Peoria, Parker. Tickets: $10, online: or by calling You have the right to request a trial by jury 720-488-3344. at the adjudicatory stage of this petition.

Public Notice DOUGLAS COUNTY DISTRICT COURT 4000 Justice Way Castle Rock, CO Douglas County, CO 80109

Government Legals

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO In the Interest of: ALEXYZANDER PALTZA, D.O.B. 10/3/2012 Child, and concerning: TIFFANY PALTZA, Mother, And STEPHEN KYLE SIEGEL, Father Respondents, NICHOLAS FRANKEL, Mother’s boyfriend, KENNETH PALTZA, Maternal Uncle, ASHLEY PENA, Uncle’s girlfriend Special Respondents. Attorney for Department: John Thirkell 4400 Castleton Ct. Castle Rock, CO 80109 (303) 663-7726 FAX 303- 688-5894 Atty. Reg. #: 13865 E-mail:

CASE NUMBER: 13JV222 * DIVISION 2 DEPENDENCY SUMMONS This Summons is initiated pursuant to Rules 2.2 and 4.2 of the Colorado Rules of Juvenile Procedure, Rule 4 of the Colorado Rules of Civil Procedure, and Section 19-3-503, C.R.S. 2013. TO STEPHEN KYLE SIEGEL: You are hereby notified that a petition has been filed which alleges that the above-named child is dependent or neglected based upon the factual allegations and legal definitions of dependency or neglect set forth in the Dependency and Neglect Petition, a copy of which is served simultaneously with this Dependency Summons and additional copies of which may be obtained at the office of John Thirkell, at the above address. A Return of Service and Advisement Hearing has been set for November 25, 2013 at 9:30 a.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 CHILDREN AS DEPENDENT OR NEGLECTED CHILDREN. 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 and meet the indigency guidelines established by the Colorado Supreme Court, appointment of counsel by the Court at state expense. Termination of your parent-child legal relationship to free your children 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 section 19-1-108(5.5), C.R.S. 2013, and subsequently, to the right of appeal as provided by Colorado Appellate Rule 3.4. Rule 4.2 of the Colorado Rules of Juvenile Procedure provides for the following

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 and meet the indigency guidelines established by the Colorado Supreme Court, appointment of counsel by the Court at state expense. Termination of your parent-child legal relationship to free your children 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 section 19-1-108(5.5), C.R.S. 2013, and subsequently, to the right of appeal as provided by Colorado Appellate Rule 3.4.

Government Legals

Rule 4.2 of the Colorado Rules of Juvenile Procedure provides for the following advisement about dependency and neglect cases: (a) At the first appearance before the court, the respondent(s) shall be fully advised by the court as to all rights and the possible consequences of a finding that a child is dependent or neglected. The court shall make certain that the respondent(s) understand the following: (1) The nature of the allegations contained in the petition; (2) As a party to the proceeding, the right to counsel; (3) That if the respondent(s) is a parent, guardian, or legal custodian, and is indigent, the respondent may be assigned counsel as provided by law. (4) The right to a trial by jury; (5) That any admission to the petition must be voluntary; (6) The general dispositional alternatives available to the court if the petition is sustained, as set forth in Section 19-3-508, C.R.S.; (7) That termination of the parent-child legal relationship is a possible remedy which is available if the petition is sustained; (8) That if a motion to terminate the parent-child legal relationship is filed, the court will set a separate hearing at which the allegations of the motion must be proven by clear and convincing evidence; (9) That termination of the parent-child legal relationship means that the subject child would be available for adoption; (10) That any party has the right to appeal any final decision made by the court; and (11) That if the petition is admitted, the court is not bound by any promises or representations made by anyone about dispositional alternatives selected by the court. (b) The respondent(s), after being advised, shall admit or deny the allegations of the petition. (c) If a respondent(s) admits the allegations in the petition, the court may accept the admission after making the following finding: (1) That the respondent(s) understand his or her rights, the allegations contained in the petition, and the effect of the admission; (2) That the admission is voluntary. (d) Notwithstanding any provision of this Rule to the contrary, the court may advise a non-appearing respondent(s) pursuant to this Rule in writing and may accept a written admission to the petition if the respondent has affirmed under oath that the respondent(s) understands the advisement and the consequences of the admission, and if, based upon such sworn statement, the court is able to make the findings set forth in part (c) of this Rule. This summons is being initiated by the Douglas County Department of Human Services through its counsel. Dated: October 30, 2013 John Thirkell, #13865 Assistant Douglas County Attorney Legal Notice No.: 924361 First Publication: November 7, 2013 Last Publication: November 7, 2013 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press Legal Notice No.: 924361 First Publication: November 7, 2013 Last Publication: November 7, 2013 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press


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November 7, 2013

Letterpress museum taking shape Much work to be done on old Englewood Depot By Sonya Ellingboe “Celebrate the Englewood Depot,” says a poster designed by Tom Parson, who has bought the old Englewood Santa Fe Depot from the city. The depot now sits empty on Dartmouth Avenue. Parson’s plan is to keep the historic facade intact, as a designated historic landmark, and create a “living museum” dedicated to letterpress typography, art and poetry, with a working print shop, which will also be a teaching facility and hopefully, a community meeting place. The poster uses 11 different typestyles from Parson’s extensive collection: Egyptian Clarendon Ornamented, Samoa, Gothic Concave Tuscan Condensed, Racine, Skeleton Antique, Latin Expanded, Bradley Italic, Gothic, P.T. Barnum, Mowry Antique and Palantino Italic. He printed it at his business, Now It’s

Up to You, at his home in Denver, where he has about a dozen historic printing presses, about 2,500 fonts of metal type and hundreds of fonts of wooden type and thousands of antique printer’s cuts, ornaments and borders, which will go to the museum. For a period, he attended auctions every weekend, he said. He got interested in printing through a study of poetry, which is sometimes printed on the old presses in limited editions. His large library of poetry and typographic history will also have a place in the museum. His wife, Patti Parson, is managing producer for the PBS NewsHour, with responsibility for budgets and production staff news coverage, writing foundation grants that have secured millions, according to the couple’s proposal to the City of Englewood, presented Feb. 28. An open house to benefit the project was held on Oct. 26 at Ray Tomasso’s studio in Englewood, which houses many more antique printing presses, including a Washington Press, circa 1891, where depot volunteer Wilson Thomas was printing souvenir posters, one at a time.

The organizers were selling subscriptions to a folio of letterpress prints contributed by artists around the world — to be delivered in the spring of 2014 — for donations starting at $150. Tom Parson said he and his wife are in the middle of setting a schedule for renovation of the interior, which involves bringing it up to ADA standards, adding heat, electricity, plumbing, handicap-accessible bathrooms … and an east wall in the basement. They are also in the middle of setting up a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, which will ease the process of getting donations. They have sufficient funds to renovate the old building, which will have a preservation easement on the facade, per state historical society standards. His start-up mailing list of 90 includes young art student/interns who have learned to make plastic printing plates with a computer, using the old typestyles; the guild of book workers and individual printing aficionados such as Wilson Thomas, who is also a teacher and musician who recently moved to Denver. There are a

number of interested women also, involved with Etsy and the craft movement. He hopes to cooperate with city organizations and others to provide public access. The city’s community gardens are next to his property and he hopes the gardeners may want to meet at the museum on occasion, for example. A membership structure will be established in the future. “The biggest problem is the building itself,” which needs substantial work, Parson said. Architect friends are working on design solutions, which will include a lift for the handicapped from the main floor to basement, where the print shop will be established. Watch for progress on the Mission Style depot. Englewood’s managers and departments have been “really great and helpful,” Parson said, including building, zoning, fire, etc. For information: englewooddepot@, or Parson can be reached at 720-480-5358.

curtain time Electra and others

“Electra Onion Eater” is Buntport’s adaptation of Sophocles’ “Electra.” It plays through Nov. 23 at Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St., Denver. Murder begets murder in a classic Greek tragedy turned into comedy by Erin Rollman, Hannah Duggan and Erik Edborg of Buntport. Performances: 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets:

King Arthur and court

“Monty Python’s Spamalot” makes its

irreverent way onto the Boulder’s Dinner Theatre stage from Nov. 16 to March 1, 2014, in a search for the Holy Grail. Performances: Wednesdays through Sundays — see or call for schedule and ticket prices, starting at $38: 303-449-6000.

starring role. Performances: 8 p.m. Nov. 15, 16, 21, 22, 23; 2 p.m. Nov. 16, 17, 23, 24. Presented by The LIDA Project at the Dairy Center for the Arts, 26th and Walnut Streets, Boulder. Tickets: $35/$25/$15, 303444-7328,

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“The Greater Good” by local playwright Rebecca Gorman O’Neill plays through Nov. 23 at the Work|Space at The Laundry on Lawrence, 2701 Lawrence St., Denver. Presented by And Toto Too Theatre Com-

“Red Hot Patriot: the Kick Ass Wit of Molly Ivins,” which was a sellout earlier this year in Denver, returns for two weeks only, with the great Rhonda Brown in her

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pany. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Tickets: $22/$20/$11 on Wednesdays:

Scary stuff

“Carrie: the Musical” plays Nov. 8 through 30 at the Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St., Denver Highlands. Presented by Equinox Theatre Company with Colin Roybal as director. Nov. 8 is Carrie’s Prom Night. Audience members are encouraged to arrive dressed in their best prom attire. Tickets start at $20,


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Graffiti gives birth to art concept Aaron’s work shown in Englewood By Sonya Ellingboe “In `Urban Scrawl,’ I sought to uncover a new form of self-expression, a language that found its roots in graffiti but became something else entirely,” says Patricia Aaron’s artist statement for an exhibit at Museum Outdoor Arts. “I layered encaustic and street-artist ink, carving and splattering the surfaces of my canvases to juxtapose thriving cities and broken landscapes, spare beginnings and elaborate ends. The result was a vibrant montage of textures, strokes and colors — an abstract reflection of the chaotic and dynamic scenes that were the impetus behind this work.” She talks of recent visits to Cape Town, South Africa, and New York City, where she was constantly drawn to the ever-present graffiti — an underlying presence in this collection of paintings. Aaron’s ideas are colorfully illustrated with a collection of new works included in a joint exhibit, “Urban Abstract — Rural Grid,” with Denver ceramic artist Chandler Romeo at the Museum Outdoor Arts in Englewood, which runs through March 8, 2014. She said, during a visit to her home studio in Greenwood Village, that she and Romeo had their art placed together in an exhibit last year at the Republic Building in Denver. They decided it was a good fit and pitched the idea of a joint exhibit to Cyn-

Patricia Aaron’s studio holds a hot box, to the side of her painting table, where she keeps melted encaustic medium in assorted colors and numerous paintbrushes and tools. Photo courtesy of Dustin Ellingboe thia Madden Leitner, the MOA director, who curated the Republic Building show. MOA’s theme for the year is “abstract,” which works for Aaron’s colorful two-dimensional works and Romeo’s sculptural clay compositions. Aaron explained her encaustic process to studio visitors, starting with a onepound block of beeswax: She melts eight pounds at a time in a crock pot, adding a pound of Damar crystals, the material Damar varnish is made from. Clear yellow, it has bits of insects and debris in it. After two to three hours of cooking in the crockpot, she strains the liquid medium through polyester and loads it into a muffin pan (large), storing the resulting cakes

until needed. “I’m always making these,” she said. Next step is to melt a cake of medium and add pigment in a container set on her studio hotbox. She keeps an assortment of colors ready to work with, discarding them if they grow muddy. With inexpensive bristle brushes, she strokes the material onto a board backing: wood or Masonite panel. For this show, she used both, including some circular panels built at the MOA during an early fall residency from reclaimed barn wood. In addition, there is a series of 21 wheels, “Urban Legends,” poured in molds during her MOA residency and mounted in groups of three. When the artist brushes the melted wax

on the board, it sets up immediately and she uses a torch to fuse it with the layers beneath it. Or, she may stroke on layers of ink, which will blend with the wax when fused. She may also carve and scrape the surface with a ceramic tool, adding texture to the work. The resulting pieces, each distinctively different, will look alive, almost in motion to a viewer who can discover patterns in the multiple layers of intense color and black ink accents. Aaron also makes encaustic monoprints by painting on the hotbox surface and laying a piece of paper on it and rubbing with a brayer. “I love mark making,” she says happily. Aaron, who earned an MFA from the University of Denver in 1998, has taught and exhibited widely and held several artist residencies. She and her husband have three grown daughters. She is represented by Space Gallery in Denver, Water Street Gallery in Douglas, Mich., and William and Joseph Gallery on Santa Fe’s Canyon Road. Also showing at the MOA: Tyler Wayne McCall’s “Lightworks,” in the Light Box Gallery and a custom soundscape by Immersive Studios in the MOA Sound Gallery, where one sits, surrounded by sound — relaxing.

if you go “Urban Abstract — Rural Grid” is at the Museum Outdoor Arts in the Englewood Civic Center, second floor, 1000 Englewood Parkway. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. 303-806-0444. Admission is free.

Santa Claus Shop taking donations Volunteer operation gives kids a brighter holiday By Sonya Ellingboe Since 1959, faces have changed, but the good will of a dedicated group of volunteers has kept the Arapahoe Santa Claus Shop operating and growing. Locations are now open for donations, accepted until Dec. 1. And, the call is out for volunteers to help clean and repair toys and get the shop ready, as well as operate it when parents come to get toys for kids who might not otherwise have a gift at Christmas. Volunteers need to register in advance by email, so they don’t have too many at any one time — or too few. (Space is limited.) Usually, it involves about 400 total, board chairman Shirley Nixon said, praising the generous community, which keeps the shop going year after year for needy children. Nixon said that in 2012, they had 2,699 names referred by schools, churches and caseworkers and served 2,400 whose parents appeared to shop at the shop site on South Datura Street. (Dec. 12 and 13 this year.) About 20 percent drop off each year, she observes. Toys are given to children in Littleton, Englewood and Sheridan schools only. The

names of children up to age 12 are referred by schools, churches, agencies and caseworkers and parents are given a 100-point card for each child. (“We can’t accept selfreferrals,” Nixon said.) The shop has a list of names at the door. Notices were sent to referring agencies on Oct. 18 and each generates its own list of families and numbers of children. Cards are distributed to parents or caretakers about a week before the shop opens. The shop is divided into departments, with a volunteer head of each. Some, such as those interested in dolls or bicycles, work through the year, cleaning and repairing and buying items they find at sales. Each item has points assigned. A Spanishspeaking volunteer is on hand for shopping days. New and gently used complete toys may be dropped off through Dec. 11 at numerous sites listed at (Not accepted: VHS videos, guns of any kind, swords, broken or chipped toys, fast food toys, candles, clothes, puzzles over 100 pieces, adult makeup and perfume, adult books.) Cash donations are always welcome. Collection locations include: Littleton’s Town Hall Arts Center, Littleton and Englewood fire stations, Bradford Auto Body, Colorado Center for the Blind, Buck Recreation Center, Dr. Darlyn Loper DDS, Adventures in Dance, Littleton Woodlawn Floral, Broadway Estates Conoco, Downtown Dinners, Van Wyk Chiropractic Cen-

Eagle Scout Jack Eickelman, left, supplied bikes for the Arapahoe Santa Claus Shop for his scouting project. Steve Busey, the Santa shop’s “bike guy,” helped him. They are pictured at Project ReCycle in Douglas County. Courtesy photo ter, Littleton Family YMCA, Pro Auto Care, ACC Fitness Center, Christopher and Banks/Aspen Grove, Sheridan city offices. (All addresses online.) The organization, which gives about 50 bikes each year, was aided in 2013 by Eagle Scout Jack Eickelson, who collected 30 bikes and delivered them to Project ReCycle in Castle Rock, where he has worked on repair with the shop’s bicycle specialist, Steve Busey.

The organization will provide the Santa Claus Shop with 30 bikes for children when it opens. “We keep adding toys to the tables throughout the shop’s open time,” Nixon says. She regrets not getting to see the kids on Christmas. For information on volunteering for or donating to the Arapahoe Santa Claus Shop, see: Advance registration is important.

‘Jazz Psalms Experience’ in Highlands Ranch Composer has finished more than 75 pieces By Sonya Ellingboe Chuck Marohnic — nationally recognized teacher, educator, pianist, director, composer and arranger — spent considerable time meditating on the Psalms of the Bible. James Ramsey, director of music and arts ministries at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, said the Psalms were origi-

nally written as musical Vocalist Carol Rogers, an if you go compositions — to be international performer, sung rather than read. will be featured. “The Jazz Psalms “They were sung and More than 75 original Experience” will take place accompanied by various compositions are completat 3 p.m. Nov. 10 at St. musical instruments withed and the composer aims Luke’s United Methodist in the context of Hebrew to complete all 150 Psalms Church, 8917 S. Broadway, worship over 3,000 years in the next two to three Highlands Ranch. Admission ago,” Ramsey said. years. Each is being recordis free. 303-470-5615, Mahronic’s work has led ed by Music Serving the to “The Jazz Psalms ExpeWord Ministries, a national rience,” to be performed at organization that makes its 3 p.m. Nov. 10 at St. Luke’s featuring Ma- new music available to church musicians rohnic, the church’s adult, youth and chil- and worship teams seeking new ways to dren’s choirs, the Ministers of Music jazz present ancient Scriptures, Ramsey said. band and St. Luke’s Youth Jazz Orchestra. Mahronic is quoted: “I actually began

to hear the words of the Psalms as music. I proceeded to write down the music I had heard and thus began the project.” Ramsey, who has produced a variety of musical experiences at St. Luke’s to interpret spiritual teachings, said “the audience attending the ‘Jazz Psalms Experience’ will hear an entirely fresh interpretation of the Psalms, delivered via the language of modern music, influenced by jazz, rock, funk, R&B and world music …” Also planned: a high school holiday festival in December with more than 200 students in the new Performing Arts Academy, which will go year-round in 2014.

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Rock Canyon’s Gabe Krzywdzinski (1) pushes the ball as Heritage player Dalton Lundberg (10) moves to cut off the attack. Krzywdzinski’s long-distance shot in the first half gave Rock Canyon the 1-0 win. Photo by Tom Munds

Jaguars advance to soccer semis Rock Canyon edges Heritage 1-0 in 5A quarterfinal clash By Tom Munds Rock Canyon came out on top 1-0 in a hard-fought battle that lasted the full 80 minutes from starting whistle to gameending buzzer at the state Class 5A quarterfinal game with Heritage Nov. 2. “This was a battle and a heck of a game,” Jaguars coach Sean Henning said after the game at Shea Stadium. “Heritage is a very good soccer team. It was tough, but we just kept working and fortunately got the goal we needed to win the game.” Adam Buseck, Heritage coach, said his

team played well. “The kids did everything I asked them to do,” he said. “Rock Canyon is a good team. When they got a sort of soft goal early, they made it stand up for the win.” The win advances the Jaguars to the semifinals against Denver East. The Angels come into the game with a 10-5-3 record. They advanced this far with wins over Highlands Ranch, Rangeview and Liberty. Rock Canyon advances to the state semifinals with a 15-0-2 record. The Jaguars have already bested playoff opponents Doherty, Arapahoe and Heritage. Both state semifinals will be played at Legacy Stadium, which is adjacent to Cherokee Trail High School at 25901 E. Arapahoe Road. The first game of the evening matches Boulder (15-3) against Pine Creek

(15-1-2) at 4 p.m. at Legacy Stadium. Soccer purists should have enjoyed the Nov. 2 Rock Canyon-Heritage quarterfinal battle. The game was played at a racehorse tempo. The play moved from one end of the field to the other as, when a team took possession of the ball, they sought to establish control of the flow of the game to mount a successful scoring attack. “We came in working to maintain possession of the ball. That is our style of play. We made that work in the first half,” the Jaguar coach said after the game. “But Heritage stepped up the attack and the drive to challenge us in the second half. They pressed the attack frequently but our back line and goalkeeping kept the ball out of the net. The defense has been solid all year, and I believe this is our ninth or tenth shut-

out this season.” Both teams created scoring opportunities. But, at both ends of the field, the defenders and goalie combined to keep shots out of the net. The only exception came about midway through the first half when Gabe Krzywdzinski drilled a line-drive shot at goal from about 35 yards out. “The long shot is sort of my specialty,” Krzywdzinski said after the game. “Today, we were pushing up field when I had the ball come to me across my body. I settled it on the ground and, when I looked up, I saw there were no defenders in front of me and the goalie was off line so I took the shot. I didn’t aim. I just shot a prayer at the goal.” The junior midfielder said seeing the ball go into the net was the best feeling he has had in his life.

Mcpherson’s preps career nearly perfect Creek senior garners four state tennis titles By Jim Benton There are trite notions that nothing or nobody is perfect. Connor McPherson admits he isn’t perfect but it’s pretty hard to argue that his recently completed high school career wasn’t near-perfect. McPherson won his second consecutive state No. 2 singles championship Oct. 12 at Gates Tennis Center after capturing the No. 3 doubles titles as a freshman and sophomore. The Cherry Creek High School senior was selected as the Colorado Community Media South Metro Tennis Player of the Year. Cherry Creek set a team scoring record in winning the state championship for the 38th time in 41 years, and McPherson added a fourth state title to his resume. “There was definitely a lot more pres-

sure this year because everybody was talking about it (winning a fourth title),” he said. “It was definitely in the back of my mind, but I tried to keep it in the back of my mind, focus on what I had to do and try not to make it too big of a deal. “It was the perfect season. I couldn’t have seen it going any better. Sweeping state hasn’t happened since 1998. To be able to go out senior year like that was just incredible.” McPherson, however, wasn’t flawless. He finished the season 20-1, with his one loss coming against eventual Class 4A No. 2 singles champion Willie Gold of Kent Denver. “Definitely that helped me,” said McPherson. “I lost at least a match every year and it kind of wakes you up, makes you realize you have to keep working hard and it’s not going to be easy. It pushed me to work that much harder.” McPherson was unable to play No. 1 singles this fall when Zach Fryer returned to Creek for his senior season after playing USTA events. Fryer was unbeaten, and was the state’s No. 2 singles champion as a Creek sophomore and captured the state

No. 1 singles title last month. “Of course I wanted to be No. 1,” confessed McPherson. “I tried hard for it. Zach’s my good friend. I’m happy he came back and played with us. He helped the team out a lot. “He and I definitely pushed each other, especially in practice. We were always working to make each other better. We definitely have that competitive edge with each other but we just pushed each other and made each other better.” McPherson started playing tennis with his dad when he was 10 years ago and then a few years later had to tab tennis rather than baseball as the sport he wanted to pursue. “I feel like I have improved immensely since my freshman year,” said McPherson. “The best way to improve is hitting with people that are better than you. “That’s what I got a chance to do through my four years, and playing doubles was great for my game. You get all aspects of the game through doubles. Even though I wouldn’t be able to be at the top position, being able to play with the best of the best is pretty cool.”

Connor McPherson is a four-time state champion and has played the last two years at No. 2 singles for Cherry Creek. Photo by Jim Benton


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Teams advance in football playoffs Staff report Defending Class 5A state football champion Valor Christian scored 35 points in the first quarter and rolled to a 63-22 first-round playoff win over Eaglecrest in a game played Nov. 1 at Valor Christian. Christian McCaffrey rushed for two touchdowns and caught two scoring passes from quarterback A.J. Cecil to pace the Eagles (9-1). Valor, the second-seeded playoff team, will host No. 15 Ralston Valley (7-3) in a second-round game at 7 p.m. Nov. 8 at Valor Christian. Ralston Valley advanced with a 58-28 triumph over Arapahoe (6-4) on Nov. 1. No. 3 seed Cherry Creek overwhelmed Lakewood, 52-12, and will entertain Centennial League rival Overland Nov. 8 in a 7 p.m. encounter at the Stutler Bowl. No. 5 seed ThunderRidge (9-1) polished off Castle View, 40-15, and

will play No. 12 Doherty (8-2) in a 7 p.m. second-round game Nov. 8 at Shea Stadium. Steve Ray rushed for 181 yards and three TDs in the win over Castle View (4-6) while quarterback Brody Westmoreland accounted for 232 yards passing and rushing. He passed for a score and ran for a TD. The Grizzlies will now face the task of containing Doherty’s Zach Young, who ran for 346 yards and seven touchdowns in a first-round win over Gateway. Douglas County (7-3) rushed for 526 yards in a 64-34 opening-round win over Legend (6-4) at Douglas County Stadium. The No. 16 seeded Huskies will travel to Boulder Nov. 1 for a 7 p.m. game at Recht Field against topseeded Fairview (9-0). In the first game in the Class 3A playoffs, No. 15 Lutheran (8-2) will play a 1 p.m. contest Nov. 9 at No. 2 Palisade (9-1).

ThunderRidge running back Steve Ray gets wrapped up by Castle View defenders Kaleb Geiger (41) and Sawyer Kitching (38) in the opening round of the Class 5A playoffs on Nov. 1 at Shea Stadium. Ray rushed for 181 yards and three touchdowns in ThunderRidge’s 40-15 victory. Photo by Paul DISalvo

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Rock Canyon 1, Heritage 0 Junior Gabe Krzywdzinski scored the gamewinning goal for Rock Canyon in 1-0 victory over Heritage. The Jaguars move on to the semi finals in the Boys Soccer State Tournament.

Valor Christian 63, Eaglecrest 22 Valor Christian scored 35 points in the first quarter alone in route to a 63-22 triumph over Eaglecrest. Senior Christian McCaffrey had five touchdowns in the game; two rushing, two receiving and one 57-yard punt return touchdown.

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MEDICINE. University of Colorado Hospital is excited to bring you a helpful and informative seminar series at the Lone Tree Health Center. Get your questions answered and learn more about your health from the University of Colorado School of Medicine physicians, right here in your neighborhood. UPCOMING SEMINARS INCLUDE: ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION: Sometimes chemistry isn’t enough! Presented by: Al Barqawi, MD Associate Professor, Urology/Urodynamics Director of Research Wednesday, November 13, 2013 6:00 – 7:00pm The truth is that medications to treat this condition don’t work well for all men. Join us for a discussion about treatment and other options. Cost: Free


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

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