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Principal Tony Kappas has seen kids trip across uneven tiles. He and his staff have had to move their Inside a classroom at Douglas County students out of hallways because of ceiling leaks High School in Castle Rock, the threadcaused by an outdated bare carpet is 25 years old — stained, ampiping system from the worn and uneven in places. The han1960s. dles of outdated wooden cabinets are pm “They go to other broken or missing. Light bulbs on the Kappas schools in the district ceiling are exposed without fixtures. and see the haves and the The school’s automotive and welduingready for this? Because we’re ready for you. have-nots,” Kappas said. shops need to be replaced —a Nearly 2,000 students attend Douglas cost of $200,000. If not, the programs h-so-many homes tohuntour.County Seasonal treats at oldHigh School, the district’s housed in those shops that serve

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est high school, which opened in 1961. “There are huge needs,” Kappas said. “It’s getting tougher every year for these guys.” The majority of Douglas County High School’s infrastructure and interior aesthetics have well exceeded their 20- to 25-year life cycle. The situation is similar at aging schools across the Douglas County School District, which serves 68,000 students in 91 neighborhood, charter, alternative and magnet schools. Lack of funding over the past 12 years has directly impacted the quality of schools and learning environment, district staff and building leaders say. Over the next five years, the school district needs between $152 million

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Tim Ottmann, principal of Ponderosa High School in Parker, recalls why a volleyball coach of 16 years who led the team to several state championships left the school three years ago for a position in the Cherry Creek School District: a salary increase of $15,000. In the past decade, Ottman estimates his school has lost 35 educators. “Dealing with a staff that is constantly looking (to leave) is troublesome,” he said. Several factors, including the district’s then-politics and policies, pushed social studies teacher Caley Mitchell in 2015 to leave the Castle View High School community in Castle Rock that she loved. But the biggest reason was financial — a salary increase of $14,000. “It was difficult to leave my friends …but it was not difficult to leave the policies and politics of Douglas County,” said Mitchell, who also was Castle View’s head softball coach. “If I was going to remain in teaching, I needed to be somewhere that values its teachers.” Mitchell’s and Ottmann’s experiences aren’t unheard of in a school district that has had a steady turnover rate since the 2009-10 school year, when a reform-minded board of

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5 things to know: Smart Cities Alliance BY ELLIS ARNOLD EARNOLD@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

As a years-long population boom continues in the Denver metro area and across the Front Range, 18 cities are keeping up a push to make the region “smarter,” brainstorming techheavy solutions on issues like transportation, public safety and more. It’s a marriage of government resources and private innovation, and its co-founder calls it a “first-of-itskind” partnership in the nation. “This new breed of public-private partnerships holds the potential to materially improve quality of life, even as we experience the pressure of the remarkable growth we are experiencing here in Colorado,” said Jake Rishavy, co-founder of the Colorado Smart Cities Alliance. With strong ties in the south metro area, the alliance — now a year old — says it will draw economic development to that area and Colorado as a whole. Here’s a few things to know about the project. Laundry list of partners The cities — Arvada, Aspen, Aurora, Boulder, Centennial, Colorado Springs, Denver, Fort Collins, Golden, Grand Junction, Greenwood Village, Lakewood, Little-

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ton, Lone Tree, Longmont, Northglenn, Thornton and Westminster — plan to share best practices with each other through the alliance. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), University of Colorado, Xcel Energy and Arrow Electronics — an engineering and technology company — are among the private and public entities also in the partnership, Rishavy said. Plan coming together A lab featuring a “full experimental technology stack” will soon open with the help of the alliance and Arrow Electronics to develop “Smart Cities” technologies, Rishavy said. The Colorado Open Lab will be located on the ground floor of Arrow Electronics’ global headquarters at 9201 E. Dry Creek Road in Centennial and is expected to open in the second quarter of 2019. Sensors, software tools for data gathering and analysis, and a workspace for project design will be among the assets for experimentation, Rishavy said. “Arrow has one of the broadest global technology networks of any company in the world, many of whom will be coming to work alongside alliance partners in the Colorado Open Lab,” Rishavy said.

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Who’s who Tech professionals, publicsector leaders and academics came together for the inaugural CO Smart Cities Symposium on Sept. 18 to exchange ideas in the downtown Denver area. Put on by the alliance and Arrow Electronics, it came almost a year exactly after the Sept. 25, 2017, ceremony for the alliance at the University of Colorado Denver. Like with last year, Mayor Stephanie Piko was among the local officials at this year’s event, too. For Piko, smart city initiatives offer a way to address development and growth in the city. “By embracing smart city solutions in the areas of transportation, infrastructure management and the environment, we are taking advantage of data and information that is in ‘real time’ to better embrace the opportunity to have a positive impact our residents’ quality of life,” Piko said in a statement the following week. Getting enough fiber Centennial was innovating even before the partnership, though, and its fiber backbone — an underground infrastructure of fiber-optic cable — is on schedule for completion around the end of the year. That completed backbone will allow

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Centennial to enhance its system of traffic cameras and sensors, enabling the city to time its traffic lights more accurately to traffic flows. That Intelligent Transportation System is already actively timing traffic lights on some roads, and the city is looking to expand that system to other streets, according to Allison Wittern, city spokeswoman. Looking ahead Centennial is in early stages of researching initiatives with the alliance that could support what it calls “aging in community” — the city is also looking at short-term steps to educate residents about lowcost renovations to make homes more suitable for people of all ages, Wittern said. The city’s Mobility Ambassador Program, which educates about transportation options, aims to allow older residents to continue independent lifestyles without feeling tied to cars, Wittern said. The alliance in general will convene its partners throughout the next year to work on projects, Rishavy said. It aims to “co-develop and test emerging technologies that have the potential to positively impact issues ranging from transportation and mobility to public health, public safety and sustainability,” Rishavy said.

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rides you take. What I ride for After doing all these Iron Butt rides, my brother had the idea to do something worthwhile with this and raise money for some nonprofits. I picked a nonprofit I was already a volunteer for, Audio Information Network of Colorado, a group that recruits local volunteers to record local news programs like the Denver Post and newspapers all over the state. They have 24-7 programming every day of the year, whether there is some media type of a thing that is being programmed or recorded and then broadcast in English and Spanish. I raised about $1,200 with people donating watching our trip

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ocal residents and out-of-town visitors recently gathered at Schweiger Ranch in Lone Tree to spend an October day celebrating the season at the Schweiger Ranch Fall Festival. The festival came complete with a petting zoo, live music, food trucks, hay-wagon rides and a pumpkin patch. Sebastian Switzine, of Lone Tree, attended with his son, Matthew, to buy pumpkins the family will carve for Halloween, while Rachael Gingrich, of Denver, said she came to get her children outdoors and enjoy fall activities. The City of Lone Tree and the Schweiger Ranch Foundation hosted the event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 6 as one of many community events planned this fall. The event was free and open to the public. “We came last year,” said Ali Loomis, of Centennial, who brought her two sons to pick pumpkins. “Just love it.” Matthew Switzine looks to his father, Sebastian, while looking through the pumpkin patch at Sweiger Ranch on Oct. 6.

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Park to honor fallen Deputy Zackari Parrish Castle Rock facility will bear name of officer killed in shooting BY JESSICA GIBBS JGIBBS@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

The town where Deputy Zackari Parrish served as a police officer before joining the Douglas County Sheriff ’s Office has named its newest park for the fallen officer, who was shot and killed in the line of duty on the final day of 2017. The Castle Rock Town Council on Oct. 2 unanimously approved naming a community park planned in The Meadows neighborhood the Deputy Zack S. Parrish III Memorial Park. Councilmember Brett Ford was not present for the 6-0 vote.

“It’s a good tribute. He was a great defender of us and we appreciate him and his family,” said Councilmember Jess Loban. The $2.6 million project will break ground near Low Meadow Boulevard and the Aspen View Academy this month and should open in May, said Jeff Smullen, assistant director of parks and recreation for Castle Rock. Smullen said the town solicited community input to name the park online and received more than 700 submission, 77 percent of which were in favor of naming the park for the deputy. The town suggested some names but had not suggested the one for Parrish, Smullen said. Parrish served with the Castle Rock Police Department for more than two years before taking a position with the Douglas County Sheriff ’s Office, where he worked for seven months before his death.

Parrish was among five officers and two civilians shot by Matthew Riehl on Dec. 31. Riehl was a mentally ill Highlands Ranch resident known to law enforcement in Colorado and Wyoming. Parrish and four more officers were attempting to place him on a mental health hold during what they believed was a manic episode when he opened fire on them inside his apartment. Parrish was the only individual killed in the incident. He left behind a wife, Gracie, and two daughters. Gracie was not able to attend the Oct. 2 council meeting, but Chief of Police Jack Cauley consulted with the family prior to the meeting to decide on the park’s name. “It’s quite fitting, after speaking to her about it, because Zack actually took great pleasure in bringing his girls to parks and spending time with

them,” Cauley said. Cauley knew Parrish personally in his time serving with Castle Rock. After Parrish’s death he described getting to know the officer, first meeting him in Parrish’s final interview with the agency and more as they worked out together in the department’s fitness center. Parrish was hailed as a good officer who loved law enforcement and people and was respected throughout the department. Cauley said Oct. 2 naming the park for Parrish is something members of his organization will “cherish forever.” The community park will feature picnic pavilions, large playground structures, six pickleball courts, horseshoes pits, cornhole courts, hammocks, turf areas and walking paths, Smullen said. “It’s really,” Smullen said, “right in the heart of that neighborhood.”


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‘You want a building to be cared for’ BY ALEX DEWIND ADEWIND@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

When a prospective parent walks in the front door of Ranch View Middle School in Highlands Ranch, he or she may see the 22-year-old carpet, chipped tile and cracks in the wall. If that parent isn’t pleased with the looks of the school, his or her child may end up at a different school. If the school’s enrollment drops, jobs are cut. In the past three years, seven teachers have been let go precisely because of that reason, according to school officials. “When you have a strong climate and culture, you have strong collegiality,” said Tanner Fitch, the school’s principal. “When your colleagues are forced to leave — you have to do a lot of healing in the wake of that.”

Like Fitch, principals of neighborhood schools in Highlands Ranch are feeling the impact of unmet capital needs. Highlands Ranch is home to four of Douglas County School District’s largest high schools, four middle schools and 21 elementary schools. The majority of buildings were constructed in the 1980s and 1990s. The lifecycle of most components within a school building is 20 years. Fitch and principals of two elementary schools in the area said they are frustrated, embarrassed, leery. A crack in a sidewalk isn’t just an eyesore, it’s a safety risk for students and staff who enter and leave the building daily. When the control system of an HVAC isn’t working properly, temperatures across a building fluctu-

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and $200 million to address all Tier 1 items, according to an executive summary of the 2018-19 Master Capital Plan. Tier 1 items are building components that compromise school safety and risk school closure, such as a roof, fire alarm system, heating and cooling system, or generator. On ballots that will be mailed out in mid-October, the school district will ask voters to approve a tax measure, Ballot Issue 5B, a $250 million bond. The funds would go toward urgent building needs, new construction, transportation, career technical education and security. In the 1980s and 1990s, Douglas County taxpayers approved several local bond measures. The funds were used to build new schools as the county’s population grew. The last time the county passed a local bond was in 2006 — when the school district’s current seniors were in kindergarten. Bond measures were brought before Douglas County voters in 2008 and 2011, but voters rejected them. District staff and school principals stress the impact on students and teachers. “Our students need to learn in a safe and comfortable building,” Superintendent Thomas Tucker said. “If our students and staff are not safe, then not much learning, not much dialogue, can go on in a classroom.” Tapping into resources In the 2017-18 school year, Douglas County School District received $223.7 million from local property tax and ownership tax funding, $318.7 million from the state and other government funding, and $25.9 million from other local funding, including tuition, donations, fees and charter

ate a considerable amount. All three principals described a similar scenario: One room might be cold, forcing kids to wear a coat or switch classrooms. Another room in the same building might exceed 80 degrees, causing fatigue and distracting kids from learning. “I hate to say it’s the new norm,” said Julie Crawford, principal of Eldorado Elementary School, which was built in 2000. “It’s awful to say that in the county we are all part of, this is the new norm.” Her school alone needs $1.4 million for Tier 1 needs, which the district classifies as the most critical building repairs. Components that need to be upgraded or replaced are the generator, heating and cooling system, fire alarm system, roof and interior door hardware,

according to the district. Built in 2000, Arrowwood Elementary School’s cemented sidewalks are cracked, separated and missing chunks. The hinges on some bathroom stalls are loose. A thick layer of dirt covers the grout in some of the tiled floors. Across the hall from a kindergarten classroom is a leaky window. When it rains, the surrounding carpet gets soaked. “I do worry about mold,” said Linda Chadrick, the school’s principal. Her school needs $1.2 million for building repairs. The condition of her school, Chadrick said, sends a message to the community. “You want a building to be cared for,” she said. “It’s a reflection — if you’re not able to care for your building, are you going to be able to care for my kids?”

What would DCSD ballot measures cost you?

Tanner Fitch, principal of Ranch View Middle School in Highlands Ranch, stands in front of his building. Some of the school’s sidewalks are cracked and in need of repairs. ALEX DEWIND

WHERE THE BOND MONEY WOULD GO Douglas County School District’s most important reinvestment items over the next five years are estimated to cost approximately $118 million to $153 million, according to an executive summary of the 2018-19 Master Capital Plan. Of that amount: • Approximately $83 million to $118 million is for facility reinvestment. • Approximately $20 million is needed to meet the most important information technology needs. • $10 million is needed for the most urgent transportation needs and $4 million is needed to replace support fleet. • In year one, approximately $52 million to $67 million would be needed to address capital items that may interrupt the education program if a failure were to occur, such as a fire alarm or roof. Source: Douglas County School District 201819 executive summary

purchase services, according to Scott Smith, the district’s chief financial officer. The district’s total general fund budget was $568.3 million. Of that amount, $10.2 million was used for capital needs, which were estimated to cost between $59 million and $82 million, according to the district’s 2017-18 Master Capital Plan. The difference in available funds versus the costs of capital needs has forced the school district to tap into

other sources. Last year, the district used between $3 million and $5 million from its general fund — money that could have gone toward teacher pay and programming — for urgent, sometimes unexpected, building repairs. Highlands Ranch High School’s ventilation and air conditioning system, for example, failed — a cost of roughly $1 million, according to district staff. “We are forced to use our opera-

tional funding to meet those needs,” Smith said. “And that’s what we have been doing these past years.” Colorado school districts can ask voters to approve additional funding through tax measures. Jefferson County Public Schools passed a measure in 2012 and Cherry Creek School District passed a measure in 2016. Littleton Public Schools passed a measure in 2013. A bond measure can only be used for capital expenses, such as major repairs, renovations and new construction. A mill levy override (MLO) — which the Douglas County School Board also approved to put on the ballot in the form of Ballot Issue 5A — is used for operating expenses such as salaries, benefits and programming. SEE BOND, P8


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WHERE MLO FUNDS WOULD GO The following are some of the ways in which the mill levy money would be spent: • $17 million would go toward addressing pay gaps for employees. • $3.5 million would to toward allocating school counselors for all elementary schools. • $2.5 would go toward changing the middle and high school counselor to student ratio from one counselor to 350 students to one counselor to 250 students. • $2 million would go toward increasing

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education was elected. That year, the turnover rate was 10.2 percent, according to the Colorado Department of Education. By 2013-14, the rate had risen to 17.3 percent. Between the 2016-17 and 2017-18 school years, the school district’s teacher turnover rate was 13.4 percent, according to CDE. That would account for about 447 of the district’s 3,342 teachers. While DCSD’s teacher turnover rate has generally been in line with the state average in recent years, it has been higher than in some neighboring districts. Between the 2016-17 and 2017-18 school years, for example, Cherry Creek’s turnover rate was 10.1 percent and Littleton’s was 9.5 percent. Many parents and educators in Douglas County consider the teacher turnover rate detrimental to the highachieving school district. In an effort to reverse that trend, the district is asking voters to approve a tax measure, Ballot Issue 5A, a $40 million mill levy override, that is largely aimed at keeping and attracting quality teachers. In addition to pay raises for teachers and staff, money would go toward school programs, special education and mental health. If approved, the measure would mean a property tax increase of about $143 a year for the owner of a home valued at $474,000. Disparities across county lines Douglas County School District has not passed a mill levy override in 12 years. The lack of funding has caused large disparities in teacher pay across county lines and strained school programming, such as band and special education, district staff and parents say. Cherry Creek School District, for example, receives $1,635 more per student in mill levy override funds. At DCSD’s current student count, that would equate to more than $100 million each year, according to the district. In the 2017-18 school year, the average teacher salary at DCSD was $53,080 — roughly $18,631 less than Cherry Creek School District and $13,319 less than Littleton Public Schools. The lack of competitive pay for teachers and staff members weighs

career- and trade-focused programming, along with certified staffing for career technical education. • $7 million would go toward school-level funding depending on the needs. That could be increasing funding for students who qualify for free or reduced lunch or adding support for the district’s special education and gifted and talented programs. • $8 million would go to the district’s 21 charter schools, which 20 percent of the district’s students attend. Source: Douglas County School District on building leaders. Pine Lane Elementary School in Parker has been in a “perpetual hiring process” for support staff, said school principal Chris Stairs. This year, he can recall just one week when the school didn’t have a job posting online for a classified worker, which could be an educational assistant, bus driver or librarian. “There’s no interest,” Stairs said. “We get them in and they realize, ‘This isn’t meeting the needs of our family.’ “ A look at the past Because of budget shortages, district salaries were frozen from 2009-12. In 2010, the reform-minded school board hired Elizabeth Fagen as superintendent, who two years later introduced a market-based pay system, which determined teacher pay by education, experience and skill, as well as by the supply and demand of the position. In addition, raises were offered yearly based on effectiveness ratings ranging from “highly effective” to “ineffective” rather than on tenure and level of education. Many community members said the evaluation and salary systems spurred an exodus of quality educators. Jess Becker, who taught business education at Ponderosa and was the DECA adviser during his nine years there, was one of those teachers. He left DCSD three years ago for the Cherry Creek School District. “Even though I felt supported in the building, there was a very clear lack of support for teachers at the district level,” Becker said. “This was clear in a variety of ways, from the evaluation system to the bonds not being supported and lack of competitive pay.” Even though the move to Cherry Creek increased his salary by $17,000, “it was not the main reason that I left,” Becker said. “When I had my new-teacher orientation for CCSD, I was blown away by the superintendent and what he had to say about education in this district. He talked about how important our jobs were because of how important kids are … He was saying exactly what I believe in and why I got into education in the first place.” Fagen left for a superintendent job in Texas in summer 2016. SEE TEACHERS, P8

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If the bond and the $40 million MLO pass in November, the owner of a home valued at $474,000 would pay about an additional $208 a year in property taxes. In April, the school board voted unanimously to hire Tucker as permanent superintendent. In his former roles as superintendent at two school districts in Ohio, Tucker was successful at helping pass every mill levy override and bond measure put on the ballot. Temporary fixes District employees refer to building repairs — most of which have been temporary fixes — as Band-Aids. “Band-Aids don’t last long,” said Wayne Blazek, facilities planning manager at the district. The average age of the district’s neighborhood, magnet and alternative schools is 23 years, according to Rich Cosgrove, the district’s chief operations officer. The lack of funding prohibits renovations needed at several older schools, like Ponderosa High School in Parker, which opened in 1982. The 25-year-old carpet in Ponderosa’s classrooms is a rusted orange color, stained and weathered from years of use. The cost to replace the carpet — which has asbestos in its glue — would be upward of $1 million because of the hazardous removal process, according to Blazek. The school’s boiler was installed 35 years ago. Its lifespan should have been 25 years, Blazek said. “Because of the funding challenges that we have, we haven’t been able to keep up with the life cycle,” he said. “We are not replacing components

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In September 2017, the Douglas County school board voted to suspend the differentiated pay structure for licensed teachers and administrators, replacing it for one year with uniform pay raises while it reassessed the pay-structure systems. Voters elected four new members to the school board last November, which meant all the board’s seven members opposed a majority of the district’s reforms of the previous several years, paving the way for change. In April, the school board hired Thomas Tucker as superintendent. Tucker previously served as superintendent of two school districts in Ohio. In his former roles, he was successful at helping his districts pass every bond and mill levy override put on the ballot. Addressing unmet needs In addition to concerns over teacher salaries, Tucker said, a decline in programming and career technical

Douglas County High School Principal Tony Kappas stands in front of his school in Castle Rock. One of DCSD’s oldest, the school has a long list of Tier 1 needs, which are critical building repairs that risk safety. PHOTOS BY ALEX DEWIND — we are replacing components of components.” At Eldorado Elementary School in Highlands Ranch, teachers tell parents to leave a coat for their child at the building. The school that opened in 2001 needs $3.5 million for critical building repairs, from the heating and cooling system to the generator to the carpets. “There is such a fluctuation of degrees in the building,” said Julie Crawford, the school’s principal. “We just can’t compete with different schools or districts that have different funding situations.” Looking ahead Should voters approve 5B, the nonew-tax bond would be layered on top of existing bonds, meaning the tax rate to service debt would not change, Smith, the CFO, explained. “We don’t have one debt payment.

education opportunities at DCSD weighs heavily on him. “Many times our students have different plans,” he said. “We need to make sure that after graduating high school they can get a good paying job, so they can take care of themselves.” At Ponderosa High School, the counselor-to-student ratio is one to 350, according to Ottmann. Four counselors are spread among 1,375 students. Across DCSD, one-third of students who register for career technical education are waitlisted, according to the district. Kelly Mayr, a parent in the ThunderRidge High School feeder area of Highlands Ranch, is discouraged by cuts made to performing arts classes and band programs at the elementary and middle school level. “Music was a place that they were very successful. They found other kids like themselves,” said Mayr, who has nine kids that have gone through Douglas County schools. “My son would’ve dropped out of high school without band.” The mill levy override would address each of those concerns. Of the mill levy override funds, $9

It’s comprised of multiple payments every year,” Smith said. “As some of those get paid off, we can fill that in with the new debt. We can do that without impacting your tax rate.” Within the $250 million bond, $150 million would go toward Tier 1 and additional high-priority Tier 2 needs, which are critical building items that affect school programming, such as an athletic field. Capital reinvestments, with an estimated $3 million to $9 million for charter school safety and Tier 1 needs, would account for $61 million. And $39 million would go toward career and technical education and new construction. In the next five years, the district forecasts the need for two new bus terminals, a high school in Lone Tree and an elementary school in Parker. Also at the top of the list for new construction is a 25,000-square-foot

COMPARING TEACHER SALARIES A look at how DCSD’s average teacher salary for the 2017-18 school year compares to some other nearby school districts and the state average: • Cherry Creek School District: $71,711 • Littleton Public Schools: $66,399 • Jefferson County Public Schools: $57,154 • Englewood Schools: $53,225 • Douglas County School District: $53,080 • Colorado average: $52,728 • Denver Public Schools: $50,757 • Lewis-Palmer School District: $47,465 • Elizabeth School District: $40,471 Source: Colorado Department of Education million would go toward school-level funding, including special education, gifted and talented programs and career- or trade-focused programming; $8 million would go toward charter

Worn and torn, the equipment in a boiler room at Ponderosa High School in Parker dates back to the early 1980s. Funds from a bond would go toward the school’s outdated infrastructure. addition to Castle View High School in Castle Rock, which is over capacity by 364 students. The school utilizes eight mobiles, or outdoor structures, with two classrooms each. “Teachers don’t have their own classrooms,” said Rex Corr, Castle View’s principal. “In essence, we’ve got all of our teachers on carts.” Corr and other building leaders remain optimistic. They take pride in their dedicated staff and strong climate and culture. But in a district of choice, the quality of a building is often a representation of the quality of education, officials say. Ranch View Middle School in Highlands Ranch needs $2.3 million for capital repairs. In the past five years, its enrollment has dropped from more than 1,000 students to 863. In turn, seven jobs have been cut, according to Tanner Fitch, the school’s principal. “You have to do a lot of healing in the wake of that,” Fitch said.

schools; $6 million toward allocating a counselor to all elementary schools and lowering the rate at middle and high schools from one counselor per 350 students to one counselor per 250 students; and $17 million would go toward pay gaps. Though the district can’t provide specifics of the pay increases — the board of education would approve those amounts should the mill levy override pass — it “will begin to address internal pay gaps as well as external pay gaps in an effort to begin to be more competitive with neighboring school districts,” said Amanda Thompson, the district’s chief human resources officer. David Ray, school board president, said the mill levy override is crucial to the district’s future. “The number one determinant of educational success for our students is the quality of the teachers we place in the classroom,” he said. “Unfortunately, our district has fallen significantly behind in our ability to retain teachers and staff. Funding from the proposed MLO will go directly to those who have the greatest impact on our students’ education.”


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Tri-County Health Department urges all to get a flu shot STAFF REPORT

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the worldwide flu pandemic of 1918, which killed an estimated 50 million people worldwide. More recently, last year’s flu season was record-breaking statewide, with 4,650 Coloradans hospitalized with flu, including 1,085 residents from Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties, according to a Tri-County Health Department news release. As flu season gets under way this fall, Tri-County Health Department encourages all residents ages 6 months and older to get a flu vaccine as early as possible, ideally during October. “Given the seriousness of flu illness, getting an annual flu vaccine every fall is one of the most important steps you can take to protect your health

and the health of people around you,” Dr. John M. Douglas, executive director of Tri-County Health, said in the news release. “This year, the flu vaccine has been updated and there are more vaccine choices.” According to the news release, flu vaccines are available that contain three of four flu A and B types, which are designed to ensure good protection against the flu strains that could cause illness this year. In addition, the flu nasal spray is available for healthy people ages 2-49 years. People with egg allergies also can be protected with a flu vaccination, the release says. Recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data show that approximately 49 percent of pregnant women received a flu vaccine last year in the United States, as well as 58 percent of children and 78 percent of healthcare workers, Douglas said in the release.

League of Women Voters to break down ballot measures STAFF REPORT

Voters who want to learn more about the 13 statewide ballot initiatives and referenda, including the nine to amend the state Constitution, are invited to a free presentation by the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties. Attendees at the Oct. 17 event will learn about the ballot issues and hear arguments from supporters and opponents. Additionally, specific questions can be submitted to panelists for further discussion. The purpose of the presentations is

to provide voters with the necessary information to be informed voters for the Nov. 6 election. The presentation will last about 2 1/2 hours and will be divided into three segments, with a third of the measures covered in each segment. Nonpartisan pamphlets produced by the league will be available. The presentation on Wednesday, Oct. 17 begins at 6 p.m. in meeting rooms A and B at Koelbel Library, 5955 S. Holly St., Centennial. For information, contact Sonya Pennock at sonsu@ earthlink.net. Learn more at www. lwvarapahoedouglas.org/

House passes bills to rename post offices STAFF REPORT

Legislation to rename two U.S. Post Offices in Colorado in honor of officers killed in the line of duty was approved unanimously by the U.S. House of Representatives, according to a news release. The legislation proposed by U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Aurora, proposes that the post office at 9609 S. University Blvd., Highlands Ranch, be named Deputy Sheriff Zackari Spurlock Parrish III Post Office, and that the office at 90 North 4th Avenue in Brighton become the Deputy Sheriff Heath McDonald Gumm Post Office. “I’m honored the House unani-

mously approved my legislation to renamed these post offices in memory of deputies Parrish and Gumm,” Coffman said in a news release. “I’ll work with my Senate colleagues to get this across the finish line to ensure their legacies of service and sacrifice will be remembered by our community for future generations.” Parrish, of the Douglas County Sheriff ’s Office, was killed Dec. 31, 2017, as he responded to a domestic disturbance call in Highlands Ranch. Gumm, of the Adams County Sheriff ’s Office, was killed Jan. 24, 2018, during a foot pursuit of a suspect in Thornton. The bills now move on to the Senate for consideration.

General Election Ballots Arriving by Mail If you are a registered voter and have not received your ballot at the address associated with your voter registration by October 22, you may obtain a replacement ballot by contacting Douglas County Elections at 303-660-7444. Your ballot must be received by 7 p.m. on November 6, Election Day. A postmark of November 6 is not valid as the received date.

No Douglas County Motor Vehicle / Driver License Services on Election Day - Nov. 6 Douglas County Motor Vehicle offices and the Driver License office in Castle Rock will be closed Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, allowing staff to assist the County’s Election Division with Election Day operations. Online services and self-serve kiosk locations can be found by visiting DouglasDrives.com. Motor Vehicle and Driver License services will be available during normal business hours on Wednesday, Nov. 7.

Online Tax Lien Sale Nov. 1 The annual Douglas County Tax Lien Sale will be an Internet auction via www.zeusauction.com on November 1. Visit www.zeusauction.com for all bidding rules, guidelines and registration information. The statutory interest for the 2018 Tax Lien Sale is 12%. For more information on the Tax Lien Sale visit www. douglas.co.us and search for Tax Lien Sale or call the Treasurer’s Office at 303.660.7455.

Interested in becoming a foster parent or adopting a child? Attend a free information session from 6-7:30 p.m., Monday, November 5 at Southeast Christian Church - Solomon Center, 9650 Jordon Road in Parker. For more information please call 303-636-1KID or register online at www.collaborativefostercare.com

Slash-mulch site will close Oct. 27 for the season Take your dead branches and shrubbery and dispose of them for free at the Douglas County’s slash-mulch site, 1400 Caprice Drive in Castle Rock, on Saturdays-only from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. through Oct. 27. Douglas County’s other slash-mulch site, at 7828 S. Colo. 67 (2.5 miles north of Deckers), is open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. year-round. For more information visit www. douglas.co.us and search for Slash Mulch.

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One prosecuted the Aurora theater shooter. The other worked as an assistant to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. One’s the elected district attorney in a south metro district of more than 1 million people. The other worked in President Barack Obama’s Justice Department. And one says his opponent wants Washington to dictate to Colorado, while the other says his rival’s background readies him for only 10 percent of the state attorney general’s job. Republican George Brauchler, district attorney for the 18th Judicial District, and Democrat Phil Weiser, a professor and former dean at the University of Colorado Law School, stand opposite each other not only on political values, but in the approaches they would bring to the Colorado Attorney General’s Office. And amid the starkly polarized governor’s race between Republican state Treasurer Walker Stapleton and Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, one veteran political analyst says the outcome of the contest for attorney general won’t necessarily be in line with the gubernatorial race. “The preference for governor will not dictate the preference for attorney general,” said Dick Wadhams, political strategist and former chair of the Colorado Republican Party. He added, “I think Colorado voters are very independent-minded.” But another Colorado political analyst, Eric Sondermann, chalked the race up as a proxy fight that hinges on how Republicans and Democrats will fare in general this midterm season. “I think this is going to be less a battle between Brauchler and Weiser,” Sondermann said, “than it will be between the generic Republican and generic Democrat.” High stakes The attorney general is Colorado’s top legal official, known as the “people’s lawyer” who combats consumer scams, defends Colorado’s laws and protects its land, water and air, to name a few duties. And despite the office’s lack of a role in the lawmaking process, Wadhams says the attorney general is integral in affecting public policy in Colorado. He pointed to current Attorney General Cynthia Coffman, a Republican who has moved to support or oppose laws or rulings even when the governor disagrees with her decision. “In the case of Cynthia Coffman, she actually took on the Obama administration on the Clean Power Plan,”

George Brauchler, GOP candidate for state attorney general, speaks with a reporter at a Starbucks in Centennial on Sept. 17. PHOTOS BY ELLIS ARNOLD

Phil Weiser, Democratic candidate for state attorney general, meets with a reporter in an office space near the downtown Denver area on Sept. 25. said Wadhams, who argued the federal rule that sought to put limits on power plants would have driven up consumers’ energy costs. He added, “I think Coffman demonstrated the independence of the attorney general and also the impact.” In an era where President Donald Trump draws the ire of many officials in various states, that ability to act could be a key factor in Colorado’s direction. Lawsuits against the president may factor into the race between Brauchler and Weiser, but the race is also “about how you define the job,” Sondermann said. “Brauchler is defining it as you’d expect as a courtroom warrior,” Sondermann said. “Weiser is trying to define the job as more of an advocacy role and standing up to the president.” Fork in the road Brauchler, a Parker resident, has aimed to paint Weiser, of Denver, as a partisan who aims to “link hands” with other activist attorneys general, he said, arguing Weiser’s approach to regulation would allow Washington to “dictate our existence.” Colorado “has never been just about one thing politically,” Brauchler said. “This election seems like we’re poised to become one thing, and that is extremely progressive. SEE AG RACE, P11


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“And I don’t think Colorado has seen that — not in my lifetime.” On the other hand, Weiser frames his campaign as a fight for people’s basic rights and business accountability. “You have the right to be free from discrimination,” Weiser said, and “to be protected as a consumer from fraudulent and deceptive behavior. Those rights are protected by our attorney general.” The attorney general “fights for the people of Colorado, and that’s the type of attorney general I’ll be,” Weiser added. But perhaps the largest contrast lies in the candidates’ backgrounds — Brauchler accused Weiser of never having practiced Colorado law, drawing experience from being a professor and dean at the University of Colorado School of Law rather than courtroom experience. “Nobody picks a team captain from someone who’s never played the sport,” Brauchler said. He noted his near quarter-century of experience, including as a plaintiffs’ attorney and military attorney in addition to public prosecutor roles. Weiser’s punch-back is that the attorney general’s office is about far more than courtroom experience, he said. “His background prepares him very well for 10 percent of the job,” Weiser said of Brauchler, claiming less than 10 percent of the position relates to criminal prosecution. “My background prepares me for the other 90 percent.” The office governs a range of issues including consumer-protection cases, regulatory matters and legal advising, all of which “I have done,” Weiser said. On the issues The candidates do agree on some issues, like Colorado’s marijuana law and, to some extent, federal encroachment on state matters. Weiser and Brauchler both say they would defend Colorado’s marijuana-legalization law against potential federal challenges. “I was not a supporter of Amendment 64, but you know who was? Fifty-five percent of Colorado voters,” said Brauchler, adding that he was able to embrace it while trying to protect against negative effects of the illegal pot market. That acceptance is an example of his commitment to the rule of law, Brauchler said, charging that Weiser is more partial to ideology and wants to be akin to an “adjunct legislator.” Weiser maintains that his vision of the office is the role of “protecting the people of Colorado” by bringing cases against irresponsible companies, contesting the federal government when appropriate and supporting regulations. Weiser is for a ban on bump stocks — devices that alter the firing ability of semi-automatic firearms — and greater restrictions on access to military-grade weapons, his website says. On other specifics, Weiser said defending equal rights, women’s access to birth control and the choice to have an abortion, and addressing climate change are among his priorities.

The candidates differ on a 2017 Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission case, in which that state office was sued for a refusing to adopt an environmental rule, drawing Coffman to back the office’s position, Braucher said. Weiser opposed Coffman’s move, a stance Brauchler said speaks to his ideology. Weiser questioned those who wouldn’t support certain environmental rules, like Coffman, asking, “If you’re protecting Colorado, why would you be against (methane regulation)?” Weiser also said the move to end the DACA program — Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which gives protected status to people brought to the U.S. illegally as children — is against the law in his view. He’d fight against separating families at the U.S.-Mexico border, he added, a recent Trump administration practice that was later halted. “My motivation is not a political motivation; it’s a human motivation,” Weiser said, arguing it’s in step with the rule of law to push against federal action the attorney general believes is illegal, whether the issue is of water or immigrants’ rights. Brauchler said he hopes Congress comes up with a solution so that immigrants who were brought here illegally as children can stay, but on the issue of sanctuary cities, he said Congress and the Supreme Court have made clear that states have no role in immigration policy. It’s “anathema to the rule of law” to allow cities to oppose federal immigration policy, Brauchler said. What are the odds? Who can pull off the win is an open question between a prosecutor who has cultivated a tough-on-crime image, and a professor with less name recognition who has the opportunity to ride a wave of anti-Trump sentiment among Democrats. Wadhams, the Republican strategist, said Weiser’s resume doesn’t come close to Brauchler’s. “What propelled Brauchler to popularity in the GOP was his performance on high-profile cases — the Aurora theater shooting and others,” Wadhams said. Wadhams bets on Brauchler to win because “I think George will be closer to where most Coloradans are on (the) issues,” he said. Sondermann took a different view. “I’d say advantage Weiser, and that has very little to do with Phil Weiser,” Sondermann said, arguing a win would have more to do with Democrats’ potential to have a strong electoral year in general. Wadhams has mentioned voters in Colorado often “split” their ballot, voting for one party for governor but another for attorney general. Sondermann agreed but said that practice of “splitting” shrinks as the country gets more polarized. “It’s not like the Colorado of 20 or 30 years ago,” where more of the electorate did that, Sondermann added. Amid a political climate in which Sondermann has said 2018 could be a “deep-blue year” — and the polarized governor’s race — Wadhams argued the attorney-general contest will be its own. “It’s a race Colorado voters look on as a very distinct one,” Wadhams said.


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his lively essay needs an image to go along with it. Please look up Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s painting “The Fall of the Rebel Angels,” and have it handy when you read the following paragraph about an average day at Denver International Airport on Concourses A, B, and C. Myopia is on the upswing: Text call shove bump. Text call shove bump. Flash dash fling scatter smash. Flash dash fling scatter smash. Text text text text. Repeat.

It was just another day, but it had holiday numbers. Jennifer said, “We need a bigger airport.” None of what an average traveler looks like, does, or goes through is ever covered in an airline commercial. It is Black Friday in flip-flops. Everyone is speeding into a new sunrise, head down, texting or calling, and dressed like it’s the Slobsville bus depot. Not sure when it started to happen. Preface: I am not Yves St. Laurent or Emily Post. I have no in-

L LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Vote yes for our schools You may have seen statistics about school Douglas County School District pay scales. Data rarely tells the whole story. Take the chemistry and math teacher that Rock Canyon High School lost after the 2017-18 school year. This teacher would do anything to help students, including coming in on Saturdays to help kids. I am the principal at Rock Canyon, and you can imagine my sadness when she informed me that she accepted a teaching job at Denver North for $13,000 more annually. In 2016-17, a language arts teacher told me he has going to drive 15 minutes further to make $24,000 more per year. I could share many stories of excellent educators who have taken talents and passion to nearby districts. Every single teacher who left for higher pay

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has had that emotional moment in my office where they tell me they love Rock Canyon and our students, but must make a change for family. According to CDE, our staff on average is paid $13,000-$18,000 less than Littleton and Cherry Creek, respectively. I am a proud father of three boys who attend Douglas County schools and I have been a Douglas County resident for 17 years. Over the past eight years as principal, nearly two dozen incredible teachers have left for higher pay. It is time for all of us to demonstrate how much we value the educations of our children. Please vote YES on 5A and 5B. Andy Abner Principal of Rock Canyon High School SEE LETTERS, P13

Midriff-baring shirts are acceptable. So are tank tops with spaghetti straps, micro-miniskirts and short shorts. I can’t see any good coming from this, except the attendance rate overall will be higher than ever. One 14-year-old boy (who is probably thanking his lucky stars) said, “If someone is wearing a short shirt and you can see her stomach, it’s not her fault that she’s distracting other people.”

terest in fashion and red carpets and who is wearing whom. However, I don’t go to airports looking like Moondoggie. Cole Porter referred to a “glimpse of stocking as something shocking.” He didn’t live long enough to see that anything really goes. A few days ago I read an article about the new, relaxed dress code at public schools in Alameda, California. I am, thankfully, not an Alameda public-school teacher.

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Be extraordinary today — in an extra ordinary way

ooking at the title of today’s column may have some of you a little overwhelmed. I mean some of you may be saying to yourselves, “Extraordinary? I am happy to just get through WINNING the day.” WORDS Wow, “extraordinary,” that is a big word when we look at it through the lens of doing something so extraordinary, so fantastic, so incredible, or so fabulous and Michael Norton where we expect to have a massive impact or outcome in some area of our lives or in the lives of others. What if we broke the word down just a little bit? What if we take some of the pressure off ? What if we agreed that we could all do something just a little extra ordinary each day? What if we could all just do something a little extra ordinary once a week? How would that impact our lives, our relationships, and our work? A big and massive outcome by doing something just a little extra ordinary, just a little different than we have been doing recently. A little

more unique and extra than those around us are doing? Being extraordinary today can happen when we just do something out of the ordinary and unexpected. Maybe for ourselves we can find 15 extra minutes of personal time or down time where we can focus on our own mind, body, and spirit. Maybe we can catch a power nap or read a little more of the book we are enjoying so much. We can go for a hike or walk or spend an extra 15 minutes in the gym. If our spirit needs a little attention, we can look to do a little more or extra in our prayer time or quiet time. Be extraordinary today in our relationships. How would our day go if we just did something a little extra ordinary than what we have been doing lately? What if we spent our mornings together having a cup of coffee and talking for a few minutes instead of rushing around and barely saying goodbye to one another as we escape out the door? How long does it take to send a loving text to our spouses or children? When was the last time you called a friend and just told them how much they meant to you?

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Vote yes on 5A, 5B I am a mom of four kids in Douglas County Schools. My oldest is now a freshman in high school. She feels like up to this point she has served as a guinea pig for new teachers, who after gaining a year or two of teaching experience, leave to either a neighboring district where they can make $13,000 more per year (Littleton), or $19,000 more per year (Cherry Creek). Other teachers left the profession completely for another industry where they could make more money in order to afford to live in Douglas County. I’ve heard people say that asking for money to fund schools is some sort of government “cash grab,” and they assume that there is no well-conceived plan for the funds. Well, you can go to dcsdk12.org/ funding and find a school and see specific plans. I can also see on the district’s master capital plan that my daughter’s high school has almost $6 million in tier one needs. Tier 1 is defined as: “Assets, systems and components that are necessary to occupy a facility and/or may cause large financial costs if a breakdown occurs, along with Federal, State, and Local mandated statutes and code compliance issues.” Basically, these are things that need to be done to have the building up to code and inhabitable. Please vote yes on 5A and 5B to fund our schools and invest in our community! Jeanette Crowley Schwecke Castle Rock A civic good for county Sandy and I are senior citizens and have lived in Douglas County for 42 years as homeowners. Our local news comes primarily from your paper. We believe in the need to support public schools and those who work in them. There is more to life than just keeping taxes as low as possible for ourselves. There is a need for civic good for our community and the county. If this bond issue of $250 million passes this November the district will still stay behind in funding because of the continuing population growth. On average, how much of a pay raise will the $40 million mill levy override give to the teachers and support staff ?The district

will still be thousands behind the Littleton and Cherry Creek school districts. Why did the “reform” board support the voucher payments for private schools while opposing tax increases needed for our public schools? The need for the bonds is overdue. Improve our public school system. Robert and Sandy Battin Acres Green Vote yes on 110 This November, two transportation propositions will be on the ballot. In light of a recent letter to the editor, it is worth outlining their differences. Prop 109 (Fix Our Damn Roads) would bond $3.5 billion dollars, which must be repaid over 20 years. All of the funding must be dedicated to state highways. This means no money comes to Douglas County or Castle Rock, and no funding is available for pedestrian or transit needs. Importantly, Proposition 109 replaces the $1.5 billion in existing state funding, providing only a $2 billion net increase. Prop 110 (Let’s Go Colorado) raises $6 billion dollars over 20 years through a 0.62 percent sales tax increase. Forty-five percent goes to state highways, 20 percent to cities, 20 percent to counties and 15 percent to pedestrian and transit needs. Prop 110 preserves the $1.5 billion already allocated from existing law, and adds $6 billion to it. The debt created by Prop 109 could reach $5.2 billion. That money must be transferred from the existing state budget to pay the state back. What will we lose, to pay it back? No one likes new taxes, but Prop 110 provides a real payment plan, not just irresponsible debt, and tourists and other visitors to the state pay some of it as well. Colorado hasn’t raised its gas tax since 1991. That’s 27 years of inflation and record growth. We need a responsible solution to transportation problems. It’s Proposition 110. Jason Bright Castle Rock Vote no on Proposition 112 Debates over the future of Colorado’s oil and gas industry can seem remote for residents in the southern suburbs of Denver. But ballot measures such as Proposition 112, which would cripple the state’s energy economy and cost tens of thousands of jobs, could have devastating effects for families and businesses in our area. It must be soundly

defeated. If passed, what would this measure do to our state’s economy? A study by the Common Sense Policy Roundtable said the effect would erase nearly 150,000 jobs in the next dozen years, and more than three-quarters of all jobs lost would be outside of the energy industry. These are big statewide numbers, and the economic body-blow will be felt in our area. An economic impact study done by the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado showed that nearly 2,800 jobs in Arapahoe County, generating almost $250 million in annual income, are tied to the energy industry. And in Denver, where many local residents commute to work, there are 18,000 jobs generating $2 billion in income. We are sounding the alarm bell now to warn voters throughout our region that, for our future and that of our children and grandchildren, Proposition 112 deserves a no vote. Robert Golden President and CEO of the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce

Re-elect Frizell I would like to commend Lisa Frizell for her over 20 years of service in the Douglas County Assessor’s Office as both a long-term employee and the current Douglas County assessor. I encourage her re-election. Frizell heads a department with 45 employees and oversees the precise and accurate valuation of 150,000 Douglas County properties. Since she was elected, the county has seen 3,000 to 4,000 new properties added each year. With the increase in workload, Frizell has embraced technology to provide high-quality service without adding additional employees in the office. Over the past three years she has returned more than $960,000 to the county’s general fund in savings from the Assessor’s Office. I thank Frizell and her staff for their high degree of professional services. As a public servant dedicated to the people of Douglas County, she deserves your vote for re-election. John Beckwith Franktown

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he Denver metro area has it all — diverse entertainment in spectacular venues; vast shopping options from big box retail to small, family-owned businesses; and a variety of dining establishments. But some local businesses go above and beyond, either through partnerships or collaborative work with others, to offer a unique experience all of their own. Here are some of the odder combinations that can be found. Lights Out! and Harley’s: A Hot Dog Revolution, downtown Littleton James Goodchild, 34, has always had an interest in horror-themed movies and tales. “I’m that kid who was watching Freddy Krueger at 8 years old,” he said. “Halloweens at our house are always the event of the year.” Today, he took that passion and turned it into a business. He and his wife, Pamela, opened Lights Out! Escape Rooms and Social Lounge in Littleton in April. “It started out as a Halloween concept at our house,” Goodchild said of the years he would set up a private horrorthemed escape room in the garage for local residents and neighbors. “And it morphed into this. A lot of the props are from our family home.” Although all are horror-themed, the emphasis is not on jump-scares, Goodchild said. “This is not a haunted house,” he said. “We want your focus on the puzzles, rather than the scare factor.” Difficulty level in the individual rooms range in from five to eight and

IF YOU GO Lights Out! Escape Rooms and Social Lounge Address: 1500 W. Littleton Boulevard, Unit 110 C/D, Littleton Contact: 720-484-4616 Website: https://lightsoutescapes.com Business hours: Closed on Mondays, 4-10 p.m. TuesdayThursday, noon to midnight Friday and Saturday, noon to 7 p.m. on Sundays Harley’s: A Hot Dog Revolution Address: 1500 W. Littleton Boulevard, Littleton Contact: 720-236-9617 Website: www.harleysdogs. com Business hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sunday Canyon Point Orthodontics and Canyon Point Implant and Oral Surgery Address: 108 N. Rubey Drive, Golden Contact: Orthodontics: 303215-9949; Implant and Oral Surgery: 303-215-9944 Website: Orthodontics: www. canyonpointortho.com; Implant and Oral Surgery: www. canyonpointsurgery.com Business hours: N/A, by appointment Wander + Wonder World Maps by Charlotte Bassin Address: Art on display at Canyon Point, 108 N. Rubey Drive, Golden Contact: charlottebassin@ gmail.com Website: http://wanderandwonder.org

each room plays differently. The social lounge, called The Sanctuary, is open to the public. Although it is a place to gather before or after doing an escape room, there is no requirement to do an escape room to visit the social lounge. The Sanctuary offers adult beverages, entertainment such as chess and board games — “Game of Thrones” and “The Walking Dead” Risk games, for example — in addition to free horror movie nights each Wednesday. For food, Goodchild partners with Romano’s Italian Restaurant and Dickey’s Barbecue Pit for large-order catering. The business also promotes the eatery right next door, Harley’s: A Hot Dog Revolution. Harley’s is a well-known, reputable business that has been in operation for 5 1/2 years, said owner Ed Ginsburg. It’s a good arrangement, and the escape rooms are a blast, Ginsburg added.

Business hours: Canyon Point offers guided art gallery tours by appointment from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 303-215-9949 to arrange a tour. Lube & Latte Address: 2595 Kipling St., Lakewood Contact: 303-274-0713 Website: http://lubeandlatte. com Business hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday Game Train Address: 2690 E. County Line Road, Suite E, Highlands Ranch Contact: 303-797-9224 Website: www.gametrainusa. com Business hours: Expected open date is December

“They provide a lot of fun,” he said, “and we provide the good food.” Canyon Point and Wander and Wonder World Maps, Golden Dr. Amy Shearer’s patients at Canyon Point Orthodontics and Dr. Paul Madlock’s patients at Canyon Point Implant and Oral Surgery were curious why all the walls in the large building were blank. “It was honestly because we couldn’t find the right fit for our space,” Shearer said, adding she didn’t want to put up generic artwork purchased from a chain retail store. “We have these amazing spaces and were searching for the right artist.” Shearer and Madlock, husband and wife, opened their separate practices in the same building in October 2010. SEE QUIRKY, P28

he best science fiction isn’t just concerned with cool technology and chilling or thrilling plot twists. It makes the audience consider the effects that science, technology and other futuristic creations will have on humanity and society. This is the kind of story that Benchmark Theatre is far more interested in telling, and they’ve stuck pay dirt with the regional premiere of Thomas Gibbon’s “Uncanny Valley.” “This isn’t really your typical science fiction ‘robot’ play,” explained director Rachel Rogers. “It’s much COMING philosophiATTRACTIONS more cal, dealing with the questions of the accountability of the creator for the creation, what it means to be conscious and human, and how to treat synthetic beings. In many ways, it’s an Clarke Reader update on the Frankenstein story.” “Uncanny Valley” is wrapping up its run at Benchmark Theatre, 1560 Teller St. in Lakewood, but there’s still time to catch a show through Saturday, Oct. 13. Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. The show takes place in the notso-distant future, where a neuroscientist (Anne Meyers) pushes the limits of artificial intelligence and advanced robotics. When the creator/creation dynamic becomes blurred with her latest creation (Neil Truglio), she discovers emotional wounds that hadn’t healed nearly as well as she’d hoped. “I’ve always loved plays that pose more questions than answers, ones that leave you discussing what you’ve seen for days afterwards. This particular one brings up a lot of ethical issues that are important for us to think of now as the development of A.I. is becoming more rapid,” Rogers. “I found the storytelling fascinating, and I loved that it tackles the subject in a different way than most films and television shows do today. It’s more quiet and unobtrusive, which not the normal take when we’re dramatizing the future of robotics.” Fans of shows like “Black Mirror” and “Westworld” won’t want to miss this one. Visit www. benchmarktheatre.com to purchase tickets. SEE READER, P17


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eteran blues musicians Felicia P. Fields (Big Mama), Shake Anderson and Chic Street Man perform an afterhours jam session at the Chicago nightclub where they’re working in “Low Down Dirty Blues.” They share favorite tunes from Muddy Waters, Mae West, Ma Rainey, Sophie Tucker, Howlin’ Wolf, Pearl Bailey and more. SONYA’S Performances are Oct. 18 through SAMPLER 28 at Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. Directed by the team that brought “Muscle Shoals: I’ll Take kyou There” last season, with director Randal Mylar and musical director Sonya Ellingboe Dan Wheetman. Performances: 7:30 Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays, hSaturdays; 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Saturdays, Sundays; 7 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: lonetreeartscenter.org, 720509-1000. Open Studio Tour Painter Patricia Clarke of Highlands Ranch will share space with her artist son, Ben, at the Art Garage, 6100 E. 23rd Ave., Denver during the annual Park Hill Open Studio Tour (10-5) on Oct. 13-14. Free maps of studios and photos of work will be available. The free tour will be self-guided. Information: artga-

ragedenver.com. Voices and wind instruments “Songs of Democracy,” by Howard Hanson, will be included in a joint concert presented by Voices West and the Colorado Wind Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 12 at Central Presbyterian Church, 1660 Sherman St., Denver and on Oct. 13 at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton. The concerts celebrate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Rox Arts The Roxborough Arts Council Gallery in Aspen Grove, 7301 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, holds its Second Friday Open House from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 12. Wine, hors d’ouvres, chat with artists. Dance! “Wicked Bayou with Clay Rose and the Widow’s Bane” will be presented by Wonderbound Dance Company at the PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 and 2 p.m. Oct. 21. Tickets: parkerarts.ticketforce.com. Native American culture “Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits: Inside the Fight to Reclaim Native America’s Culture” by Dr. Chip Colwell, who won a 2018 Colorado Book Award. Colwell will talk at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 at Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton, about the efforts by native leaders to reclaim sacred objects and rebury their kin for the past five decades.

Historical society seeks help from teachers Highlands Ranch group looking to launch student outreach for 2019 STAFF REPORT

The Highlands Ranch Historical Society is looking for teachers to provide their experience and ideas for a new project the society is hoping to launch in 2019. The historical society’s board reviewed its projects and decided that an outreach to students in the Highlands Ranch area would be a positive contribution to its offerings, according to a news release from the society. The society now has a project directed at third- and fourth-grade students. That project takes place in September when the community celebrates Highlands Ranch Days.

Historical society volunteers display antique items, animal pelts and turn-of-the-century clothing. The three-day event at the Highlands Ranch Mansion reaches 1,600-plus students, who get to spend time dressing up and learning history. The historical society would like to extend its focus on Highlands Ranch students beyond this one annual event. Existing and retired teachers willing to share their knowledge and familiary with working with students are asked to attend a round table meeting to discuss the project. The meeting is Oct. 25 at Eastridge Recreation Center. It starts at 11:30 a.m., and a light lunch will be served. To RSVP and for further information, contact Paul McKeag, vice president of the historical society, at paul@thehrhs.org. Those unable to attend but who have ideas to share are asked to send suggestions to McKeag via email.

Free. 303-795-3961. Colwell is senior curator of anthropology at Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Free. 303-795-3961. Cherry Creek Theatre “My Name is Asher Lev,” adapted from the Chaim Potok novel, will be presented by the Cherry Creek Theatre Company in the Plus Theatre at Jewish Community Center, 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver. It runs Oct. 18 through Nov. 11 and plays on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Bernie Cardell directs, University of Northern Colorado student Josue Ivan Prieto plays the lead. For times and tickets, go to jccdenver.org/myname-is-asher-lev/. ‘Seussical’ “Seussical” is presented Oct. 10Dec. 29 at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Based of stories by Dr. Seuss. Performances at 10 a.m. Mondays through Fridays and some Saturdays at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. A sensory-friendly performance will be at 10 a.m. Dec. 3. 720-898-7200 or arvadacenter.org/Seussical-2. Colorado Book Awards invite authors Submissions are open for books published in 2018 or NovemberDecember 2017. Guideline and entry forms at coloradohumanities.submittable.com/submit. Deadline is Jan. 17, 2019. Finalists selected Dec. 2018-March 1, 2019. Judging March

2019. Volunteer selectors and judges needed. See address above.

Guitarist visits library Two-neck guitarist Mark Kroos performs at 2 p.m. Oct. 13 at Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. Folk, indie, rock, Celtic, punk. Free. 303-795-3961. Ballot issues Members of League of Women Voters will lead a discussion of 2018 ballot issues from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at Koelbel Public Library, 5955 S. Holly St., Centennial.

Colorado Carvers Club Al Vigil, 2017 “Carver of the Year,” will be featured at the 2018 Annual Woodcarving Show, Competition and Sale on Oct. 13 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Oct. 14 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Golden. Vigil will have Santa figures, carved earrings, perhaps a cribbage board and other items, examples of his “chip carving” technique for display and sale. He has also been involved with the annual effort to carve small wooden cars for distribution to children in area hospitals in the metro area (600 to 700 a year). Members demonstrated their skills at Lakewood Cider Days recently as well. The group meets on the second Saturday of the month at Maple Grove Grange, 3130 Youngfield St. in Wheat Ridge.

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Painter’s unusual works spark imagination in show at museum Paul Gillis exhibit follows last year’s honors in ‘Own an Original’ BY SONYA ELLINGBOE SELLINGBOE@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

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isit Paul Gillis’ exhibition at the Littleton Museum with a space for new stories cleared out in your mind. They will be stories you invent as you walk through the gallery — and circle back again … What was THAT, anyhow? Gillis won Best of Show in the 2017 “Own an Original” exhibit, entitling him to a solo exhibit the following year. The juror for 2017 was Katherine Charles, who grew up in Littleton, not far from the museum. “The Dark That Was Is Here,” the show’s title, is the title and last line of a poem by Eli Seigal which speaks of the likeness between an ancient Greek girl and one who lives in Idaho today … history repeats itself … And knowing that, plus reading Gillis’ quote on the invitation again, begins to give one a framework for enjoying these highly imaginative, skillfully executed works by a veteran Denver area painter.

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explore how the experiences of people remain constant “The Dark That across time.” Was Is Here” In “Do You runs through Remember Me?” Oct. 21 at pictured on publicthe Littleton ity for the show, Museum, there seems to be 6038 S. Gallup an underwater verSt., Littleton. sion of that camAdmission is free and there era, bead-clad, with is adequate a wisp of blue hair, free parking. perhaps interview303-795-3950. ing a couple of Littletongov. cheerful dancing org/museum. yellow tables, while above, a pink fish and a sort of reptile are meeting — or considering if they want to meet … And we’re off to inventing new stories! Every one of the 30 paintings will lead a viewer somewhere else. I think children will enjoy Gillis’ imaginary worlds too and hope parents, grandparents and schools will plan visits. It could lead to all sorts of conversations and hopefully some artwork as well — and perhaps a bit of storytelling. Kids in general will love the imaginary surround while their adults may extend meanings farther afield. Gillis has been painting in Denver for a number of years and is represented by the prestigious RULE Gallery at 530 Santa Fe Drive, Denver. He has recently exhibited at RULE’s gallery in Marfa, TX, with a show called “Now Rhymes With Then,” based on a Mark Twain quotation, “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes.” RULE’s press release about the Marfa show said: “He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1941 and moved to Los Angeles with his parents at age 6. He spent several years in the Air Force … at several colleges … then moved to Colorado in 1967 and received a BFA from CU Denver in 1967 and MFA from CU Boulder in 1976. He was influenced by a group of Colorado artists who became associated with Drop City and Criss-Cross and in 1979 with the founding of SPARK Gallery, and early cooperative gallery in Denver. (Still on Santa Fe Drive.) He is influenced by the Chicago Imagists movement, as well as the style of many underground comics of the’ 60s and ‘70s. His art has the feel of a comic book panel or the cell of an animated movie, inviting the viewer to build a storyline around each scene presented … In actuality, they reveal how the ages of civilization and the stories we communicate are all expressions of our fundamental realization that the more things change, the more they are the same.” “The Dark That Was Is Here” runs through Oct. 21 at the Littletom Museum, 6038 S. Gallup St., Littleton. Admission is free and there is adequate free parking. 303-795-3950. Littletongoc.org/museum.

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world of buildings and machines. I like to keep in mind where we’re coming from and that it’s also where we’re going.” These paintings almost jump out from the wall with bright colors and fantastic images that immediately engage the imagination. Where am I? How does it sound? Can you smell it? They’re painted with both oil and watercolor and Gillis’ careful layering of color and precise edges and textures clearly show the results of years of training and experience, although he takes you to places you haven’t visited before, to meet new images — Some are animals, some are robots perhaps, some may be dancing — or swimming — interacting with another image — or very alone … A dark, all-seeing camera image appears repeatedly in his paintings. Gillis is also a photographer. Does this represent him interacting in those magic worlds that have flowed from his brain through his hands to engage the rest of us? I’d like to think so — and that it’s an oftencurious, friendly sort of something — almost a someone. The Littleton Museum’s online statement about Gillis says: “Deeply interested in the human narrative, Gillis takes common themes from across history to construct highly complex worlds within his paintings. Set like stages, the complexities of his worlds are combined to a few symbolic actors and relationships, making for powerful scenes. Gillis uses images of ghosts, robots, animals, ancient scripts and objects to


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Realtor association set to move in fall 2019 STAFF REPORT

The South Metro Denver Realtor Association will move to a new headquarters in fall 2019. The new building at 6436 S. Racine Circle in Centennial will have 29,151 finished square feet with a warehouse for real estate related tenants, more than 130 dedicated parking spaces and ample room for growth, according to a news release from the association. The building is undergoing a complete renovation and a ribbon cutting ceremony with City of Centennial representatives is planned for late fall 2019, the release said. The South Metro Denver Realtor Association began in 1945 with approval from the National Association of Real Estate Boards as the Englewood Board of Realtors with eight

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Clarke’s Concert of the Week — Nathaniel Rateliff at Leavitt Pavilion Nathaniel Rateliff is one of the handful of Colorado musicians who have really made names for themselves on the national stage. He easily sells out Red Rocks and is sure to be a draw whenever he comes swings by the state. On Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13 and 14, Rateliff is taking that fan dedication and directing it to a cause he is passionate about — reducing gun violence. Rateliff ’s foundation, The Marigold Project, is hosting two events in Denver to support the prevention of gun violence. The non-partisan event kicks off on Oct. 13 with a selection of workshops, panels and training sessions at INDUSTRY, 3001 Brighton Blvd. in Denver. On the 14th, Rateliff will be joined by his band, The Night Sweats, as well as Fantastic Negrito, Los Mocochetes and the Denver Children’s Choir, at the Leavitt Pavilion, 1380 W. Florida Ave. According to information from Marigold, the goal for the events is to unite communities in developing solutions to the issue of gun violence, particularly in cities/towns, schools, workplaces and in homes. Local organizations like Colorado Public Radio, Mental Health Colorado and more will be a part of the event. For more information on the events, visit www.the-marigold-project.org/ notonemore/. Bill Coors’ cinematic ‘Will to Live’ At the Vail Film Festival in April, Scott Coors, the oldest son of Bill Coors, told a story about coming out to his father on the road to Aspen for Thanksgiving, and the empathy and understanding the elder Coors showed at this important moment for his son. In Kerry David’s documentary, “Bill

members. The organization’s purpose was “to unite the real estate men of the community for the purpose of protecting and advancing real estate interests.” In 1958, the name was changed to the Englewood/Littleton Board of Realtors and changed again in 1969 to the South Suburban Board of Realtors. In 1992, the name was changed to the South Metro Denver Realtor Association. The association broke ground on its existing building at 7899 S. Lincoln Court in Littleton in 1980. In 1992, the building was expanded to 11,100 square feet to meet educational demands and to better serve its growing membership. In December 2017, the building was sold to Centura Health and the association now leases the building. Learn more about the association at www.smdra.com.

Coors: The Will to Live,” audiences are gifted with many such moments into the background of such a well-known Colorado figure. The film will be enjoying a limited one-week run in Denver beginning on Oct. 19 at the Harkins Northfield Theatre, 8300 E. Northfield Blvd. in Denver. This is a film that will appeal to Coloradans because of the familiar locations, but reaches a deeper level thanks to Coors’ wisdom, which comes shining through. In addition to getting a look behind the scenes at the Coors world, it’s also a heartening exploration about overcoming anxiety and depression. Learn more and find screening information here www.billcoorsthewilltolive.com. History with Kearns Goodwin Doris Kearns Goodwin is one of the few historians that large numbers of people may actually recognize by name. Her studies of leaders like Abraham Lincoln, Lyndon Johnson and Theodore Roosevelt have provided illuminating looks at history-makers ahead of their time. Goodwin has distilled her knowledge and channeled it into her new book, “Leadership: In Turbulent Times.” So, history aficionados won’t want to miss the chance to spend an afternoon with the author, courtesy of the Tattered Cover. Goodwin will be at the Tattered Cover Colfax, 2526 E. Colfax Ave., at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21. This work provides an accessible road map for aspiring and established leaders in every field. She’ll be speaking and then signing her book. Tickets to the event include a copy of “Leadership” and guarantees you a spot in the singing line. For tickets, head to www.tatteredcover.com. Clarke Reader’s column on culture appears on a weekly basis. He can be reached at Clarke.Reader@hotmail. com.

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Variety of works shown for expo announcement Rob Gratiot painting gets pride of place at Lone Tree event

“Gucci, Boston #1” by hyper realist painter Rob Gratiot won Best of Show at the 2018 Lone Tree Art Expo, which runs through Nov. 26 at Lone Tree Arts Center.

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The lobby and hallway were filled with artists and art lovers/lookers on Sept. 26 when the Lone Tree Arts Commission hosted a reception/awards announcement for its 17th Annual Art Expo, featuring 61 works of art, selected by juror Doug Kacena from a total of 217 entries in a variety of mediums. The exhibit runs through Nov. 26. Art exhibit lighting at Lone Tree Arts juror. Center has improved greatly in the Kacena, a local abstract artist, galmain lobby, compared to the earliest lery owner and teacher, is recognized days of the show, though the long for offering special support to disabled hallway still does not present pieces of artists. He said he was honored to be art in the best light and/or space as it invited to serve as juror and puzzled goes on and on … about how the small images he saw while jurying would each look on the Sculptures, few in number, are wall at full size. exhibited at the far end of the lobby, “You have created a range of artand not well-lighted. Perhaps a few work,” he said and his printed statewell-designed pedestals or cases that ment said: “The works that resonated might stand near the paintings would with me began with unique subject enhance all concerned. I realize that matter and were well finished and traffic issues may drive the current skillfully executed. I believe the viewplacement. ers will get a glimpse of my unique A string quartet from the Lone Tree aesthetic as they approach the work.” Symphony provided soft, elegant background music as people looked, T:4.73” Located at the juncture of lobby and hallway is the striking Best of Show: nibbled and awaited a talk by the

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“Gucci Boston # 1” by hyper-realist painter Rob Gratiot, whose command of his medium is really astonishing. He is known for his renditions of architectural images, with shining, transparent glass, and polished brass, with intricate layers of interior and exterior images — and this painting illustrates his skill: elegant, mysterious, so very engaging … with a story of yesterday and today reflected. “Gucci, Boston #1” depicts the glitz of today’s high-fashion business and a reflection of the historic Boston architecture across the street-stylish in its time. Fine storytelling! Viewers just stood there—staring. We found an Art Gym interview that quoted the artist recalling a childhood with a father, uncle and grandfather who were painters. They taught him and looked through art books with him … “I see the world on several levels,” he said. “So much of my art is solving problems — I enjoy the

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The human trafficking prosecutor from the District Attorney’s Office of the 18th Judicial District has been named Prosecutor of the Year by the Denver office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to a news release. Senior Deputy District Attorney Kelley Dziedzic received the award this month at a ceremony at the Denver FBI office. Dziedzic prosecuted Brock Franklin, who in November 2017 was sentenced to 400 years in prison for trafficking nine women and girls. It was the longest sentence ever handed down for human trafficking in any jurisdiction in the country. Dziedzic started with the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office as a legal intern in 2010. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. T:6”

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tough crosswords and sudokus and I like having tough problems to solve in canvases.” He published a recent book about his work: “11 Reflections: the Art of Robert Gratiot,” in April 2018. Each award winner is invited to exhibit five examples of their work in an exhibit to follow this one — watch for an announcement. Other awards selected by Kacena include: Drawing: first — “Quiet River” by Marcie Cohen; second — “Lily” by Barbara Veatch. Mixed Media: first — “Never Known,” a cooperative abstract work by Matt Hedrick and Craig Marshall Smith; second — “Winter Road” by Dawna Quillin. Painting: first — “Alone Together” by Elizabeth Rowland; second — “Eloise” by Raven Rohrig. Sculpture: first — “Turn Your Back to the World,” a small bronze piece by Rik Sargent; 2nd-“Ising Illusion or My Grandfather’s Head” by Bennett Onsager. Watercolor: first — “The Quilter,” a beautifully executed bit of nostalgia by Craig Davis; second — “Onamia” by Cindy Welch, which tells a family story, she said, focused on the old weathered mailbox. Honorable mentions in painting were awarded to Rachel Saunder’s “Blue Palomino” and to Ralph Nagel for “Les Baux VI.” The catalogue printed by the commissioners divides the 217 submitted works: Sculptures — 27 submitted, eight invited. Paintings — 117 submitted, 33 invited. Mixed media — 41 submitted, 13 invited. Drawing — 17 submitted, four invited. Watercolor — 15 submitted, three invited. A total of 61 pieces by 48 artists were invited to be exhibited in the 17th Annual Lone Tree 2018 Art Expo.

FBI Special Agent in Charge Calvin Shivers presented the award to Dziedzic. “We don’t care if it’s prosecuted in state court or federal court,” Shivers said in a news release. “The partnerships with our district attorneys and the Attorney General’s Office are critical because what we want to do is make our communities safe and take people who commit crimes off the street.” District Attorney George Brauchler attended the ceremony with Dziedzic and other members of his office. “We have prioritized the eradication of human trafficking in our jurisdiction,” he said. “Hiring the best trained and most dedicated prosecutor and investigator in this burgeoning area of public safety was a commitment I made to the county commissioners who funded these positions. Here is the further proof we have done just that.”


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October 11, 2018

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Wyoming Sheriff Walt Longmire has been fighting Mexican drug cartel boss Tomas Bidarte for some time, but things truly took a bad turn at the end of Craig Johnson’s last Longmire book, “Western Star.” Longmire’s beloved daughter, Cady, was kidnapped by Bidarte and is hidden in a remote village in northern Mexico. The evil drug lord threatens to auction her off to the highest bidder. Longmire, who of course must save her, doesn’t get much help from the American government, nor the Mexican one and must go alone to rescue her. Well, almost alone, with his American Indian sidekick, Henry Standing Bear, and Vic staying behind in Wyoming … Move the scene to an old bar in Juarez, where supposedly, the margarita was invented … Johnson immediately begins to introduce a cast of characters. The Seer is a humpback man with no legs, who has a driver in a big, pink Mary Kay Cadillac … Then it’s Guzman, who gets him started on his quest, guided by young, almost silent (due to his tongue being cut out) but to-betrusted Isidro, who is Apache/Tarahumara and a fine marksman. More names will appear in this imaginative cast … Estante del Diablo, Shelf of the Devil, is the destination village, where the captive Cady is held, and Longmire is warned to trust nobody at all! Johnson’s sense of humor underlies his storytelling although the landscape is grim and characters are violent … a bit too grim for this reader as an introduction to this popular series — “Depth of Winter” is No. 14, but I haven’t read the earlier books. The village, when Longmire finds it, is a really awful, ugly place — the contrast of a sort of festival happening makes it seem even worse. Of course, our hero is captured and more characters appear on the scene. Johnson really writes well as he keeps one in the moment, wherever Longmire is, as he gets near to his daughter and starts figuring out a plan … A reader can smell the village, feel the heat and see the worn buildings, including the one where Cady is imprisoned. One can’t be alive and reading in the West and remain unaware of this legendary sheriff-and the related TV series. I will try an earlier

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COLORADO COMMUNITY MEDIA’S VOTER GUIDE PART 1 OF 2 • This week: Q&As with candidates for state Legislature and county offices. • Next week: Q&As with candidates for Congress, governor and other statewide offices. Plus, a comprehensive look at the state ballot issues. • Online: More coverage at ColoradoCommunityMedia.com

Ready to vote? Here’s what you need to do STAFF REPORT

Ballots for the Nov. 6 election will soon be mailed out. Douglas County residents who plan to VOTER INFO vote on Election Day All information need to make sure about the electhey’re registered tion, including and ready. important dates Ballots will be and deadlines, mailed to all regisas well as maps tered voters starting to polling and Oct. 15. Residents ballot dropoff who have not sites, can be received a ballot by found at DougOct. 22 are asked lasVotes.com to call the Douglas County elections staff at 303-660-7444 or stop by a voter service and polling center for help. Once ballots are complete, voters may drop them off at a ballot dropoff

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site starting Oct. 15, or mail them back. Douglas County has 10 ballot dropoff sites, nine of which are open 24 hours. Ballots must be received by 7 p.m. Election Day; voters who are in line at a designated dropoff site or polling center will be allowed to turn in their ballots. However, a postmark of Nov.

6 is not valid as the received date, so mail ballots early to ensure they are received by Election Day. To receive a ballot, residents must be registered to vote. In addition, those who have moved since they last voted should check their address since ballots are mailed to the address on file. Residents are able to

register to vote, check voter registration status, update their mailing address or affiliate with a party at DouglasVotes.com. Voters who have questions can call or stop by the Douglas County Elections Office, 125 Stephanie Place, Castle Rock, any weekday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Douglas County Voter Service and Polling Centers also will be open to provide assistance starting Oct. 22. Polling centers will be equiped to help residents register to vote, update their voter registration, replace a ballot, vote in person or drop off a ballot. In addition to being open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day, these centers will be open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., through Nov. 5. Saturday hours are offered Oct. 27 and Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

HOW TO VOTE: A LIST OF VOTER SERVICE CENTERS, POLLING SITES AND BALLOT DROPOFF LOCATIONS IN DOUGLAS COUNTY Douglas County Voter Service and Polling Centers • Douglas County Elections Office, 125 Stephanie Place, Castle Rock • Highlands Ranch Sheriff ’s Substation, 9250 Zotos Drive, Highlands Ranch • Larkspur Fire Protection District, 9414 Spruce Mountain Road, Larkspur

• Lone Tree Motor Vehicle, Park Meadows, 9350 Heritage Hills Circle, Lone Tree • Parker Town Hall, 20120 E. Mainstreet, Parker • Parker Fieldhouse, 18700 E. Plaza Drive, Parker • Roxborough Sheriff’s Substation, 8361 N. Rampart Range Road, Littleton

Ballot Dropoff Locations • Castle Pines Library, 360 Village Square Lane, Castle Pines • Douglas County Elections Office, 125 Stephanie Place, Castle Rock • Town of Castle Rock (parking lot), 100 N. Wilcox St., Castle Rock • Highlands Ranch Motor Vehicle, 2223 W. Wildcat Reserve Park-

way, Highlands Ranch • Highlands Ranch Sheriff’s Substation, 9250 Zotos Drive, Highlands Ranch • Town of Larkspur, 8720 Spruce Mountain Road, Larkspur • Lone Tree Motor Vehicle, Park Meadows, 9350 Heritage Hills Circle, Lone Tree • Parker Police Department, 18600

Lincoln Meadows Parkway, Parker • Parker Town Hall, 20120 E. Mainstreet, Parker • Roxborough Library, 8357 N. Rampart Range Road, Ste. 200, Littleton (this site is open only during regular business hours from Oct. 15 to Nov. 5, and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Election Day, Nov. 6).


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ELECTIONS 2018 State House District 39 Mark Baisley Party: Republican City or town of residence: Roxborough Park Profession: Aerospace engineer Campaign website: baisley. org

Kamala Vanderkolk Party: Democratic City or town of residence: Roxborough Profession: Graphic designer Campaign website: kamala39.com

State House District 43 Barrett Rothe Party: Democratic City or town of residence: Highlands Ranch Profession: Health care project manager Campaign website: RotheColorado.com

Kevin Van Winkle (Incumbent) Party: Republican City or town of residence: Highlands Ranch Profession: Small business owner Campaign website: www. VanWinkleforColorado.com

State House District 44 Simone Aiken Party: Democratic City or town of residence: Parker Profession: Software developer Campaign website: https:// simoneaiken4colorado.com/

Kim Ransom (Incumbent) Party: Republican City/town of residence: Unincorporated Douglas County Profession: Former teacher, editor, buyer, CSR, legislative aide Website:  www.kimransom.org

What makes you the best choice for this office?

What can the Legislature do to ease the strain of rising housing prices on Colorado residents?

I will simply offer my community résumé: Founding president of the board, STEM School and Academy in Highlands Ranch; chairman of the Colorado Space Business Roundtable; member, Columbia College Board of Trustees; board member, Littleton Public Schools Foundation; board member, Community College of Aurora Foundation; appointed to several service committees by former Gov. Bill Owens and Colorado House Minority Leader Mike May; Chairman of Douglas County Republican Party; Vice Chairman of Colorado Republican Party.

Rising housing prices and increased traffic are simply the results of tens of thousands of people moving to Colorado every year. The free market is responding by building many new apartments and even some new neighborhoods. There is no appropriate role for the Legislature to interfere with this free market. But what voters can do is vote for Republicans in order to prevent Colorado from becoming like California — a state to flee from.

I’m a very active member of my community. I have lots of experience in different areas of government getting things done, from training our soldiers to advocating for landmine removal, to informing the public about fair international trade policies. Now I want to take my skills to the state Capitol and advocate on behalf of District 39 (most of Douglas and all of Teller County). I will NOT be a rubber stamp for special interests.

Both our state and local governments need to make an effort to ensure that all residents of Colorado have affordable housing options. Our firefighters, police, teachers, and paramedics need to be able to afford to live in the communities they serve. Without enough affordable condos and starter homes ($150K-$300K), the state’s housing market prices OUR RESIDENTS out of the market, but invites plenty of people to move here from even more expensive states.

What makes you the best choice for this office? People are feeling ignored by their representatives, but I’m eager to hold monthly town halls while serving and I give out a direct cell number and email so anyone can reach me. Representatives should engage with the people of their district. Besides that, I’m a husband and father working to provide for my family and I see firsthand the concerns of the middle class. I believe the Legislature desperately needs more people like that.

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What can the Legislature do to ease the strain of rising housing prices on Colorado residents? Highlands Ranch has benefited from increased home values and I don’t want to put that at risk, but most of us are not seeing the full benefits of a booming Colorado economy. The Legislature must incentivize and streamline development of new homes, but we also have to address that wages are staying flat for the middle class. If we address wage stagnation we can make real progress on housing affordability, health care costs, and more.

» It was a tremendous blessing to grow up here in the ‘80s and ‘90s and I’m thrilled to raise my family here in Highlands Ranch today. Our amazing community deserves an energetic, hardworking legislator who will go the extra mile to create jobs and provide secure neighborhoods for our families. For the last four years I have fought every day to ensure this remains the very best place to live, work and raise a family.

We need to reform harmful laws passed several years ago that have decimated the front-range condominium market, a market many young couples rely on for their first home purchase. I’ll also be working to reign in burdensome regulations, the cost of which get passed on to homeowner and renters in a variety of ways. These are reflected in increased water bills, grocery prices, home building prices, home renovation prices, and so on.

What makes you the best choice for this office?

What can the Legislature do to ease the strain of rising housing prices on Colorado residents?

My bills will be bipartisan, practical, passable and will put the district’s priorities ahead of my own interests. When my opponent was appointed by the the vacancy committee she described herself as “as far to the right as you can find.” She didn’t lie. 25 percent of her bills were so extreme that Republican senators would not introduce them to the upper chamber. I won’t waste taxpayer dollars introducing bills that are dead on arrival.

Homeownership rates in Denver went from 71 percent in 2005 to 53 percent in 2018. This is due to a combination of population growth and investors snapping up foreclosed homes in the crash to turn into rental properties. We have a shortage of trained construction workers to increase the supply of new homes. Initiatives like the Colorado Homebuilding Academy are seeking to fix this, but we need a greater focus on the trades in K-12.

I’ve lived in Douglas County for over 30 years, raised my family here, and observed the growth in our area. HD 44 deserves someone that’s not afraid to take a stand, someone that knows how to look for unintended consequences during the legislative process. I’m willing to fight the battles that need to be fought, but I also know when it’s time to find allies and common ground — which I have. I hope you’ll check my voting record to confirm that I’ve been able to serve in just that manner.

Current construction-defect laws make many developers and builders hesitant to continue building enough to meet growing demand. Additional requirements on landlords have made it more difficult to rent space, since too often more laws = higher rents. We can give relief in both areas. In addition, Colorado’s budget has doubled in less than 10 years. We must be efficient with the tax dollars we already receive and not look for ways to raise taxes/fees.

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ELECTIONS 2018 What can be done to ensure the state’s transportation system will be able to accommodate continued population growth?

What two issues demand more attention in the upcoming Legislative session than they received in the previous one?

Colorado state finances have increased significantly at an annual average of 8.5 percent over the past seven years. This year’s budget increase is the largest ever thanks to Colorado’s strong economy, aided by the federal tax cut that Republicans passed late last year. The state Legislature must fix transportation as a perpetual priority. Voters can help by passing the “Fix Our Damn Roads” initiative, while voting against increased sales taxes — both on the ballot this November.

1.) Colorado has become the nation’s social laboratory for legalized marijuana. While I agree with decriminalization, this new era in openness to recreational drug use has introduced the unintended consequence of a new class of government dependents. That may fit the goals of the Democratic Party, but it is bad for Colorado. 2.) Colorado ranks No. 5 among the states for natural gas production. We should support the jobs and clean energy that this abundant resource produces.

When smartly done, those matters appropriately performed by the government should just work well and their impact barely noticed as we go about our day. My aim is to elevate the aspirations of Coloradans by diminishing the aspirations of government. I will feel a success if able to help decrease the government’s footprint in our lives.

Due to induced traffic (or latent demand), adding more lanes to a congested road will not be a cure-all solution. We must invest in appropriate multimodal transportation options for their communities. We need to consider alternatives to RTD for those who live and work off the tracks. Carpools (sometimes called slug lines) have worked with great success in other cities, and could be very effective here in Colorado’s busiest areas.

It was disappointing to see our state government ignore the pleas of Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock to ensure that Blue Lives Matter (Red Flag law). As the sister of a police officer, this was extremely frustrating. As a mom of two (plus an exchange student), ensuring that all students graduate from Colorado high schools with necessary preparation and training for whatever comes next (college, trade school, military, or the work force) is crucial to our state’s success.

My goal is to listen to my constituents and take their concerns to the Capitol and advocate on their behalf. With districts drawn to ensure our representatives don’t have to listen to us, a vital element of our government is failing the citizens of Colorado. It is time that our representatives put people above party and serve those who elected them, and even those who didn’t.

What can be done to ensure the state’s transportation system will be able to accommodate continued population growth?

What two issues demand more attention in the upcoming Legislative session than they received in the previous one?

If elected, what must you accomplish in order for you to consider your term a success?

If elected, what must you accomplish in order for you to consider your term a success?

Bipartisan leaders have realized there is simply no room left in the state budget and have brought forward a ballot measure to fund transportation and infrastructure this year, I hope voters approve Initiative 153. Nobody likes taxes but we’re either going to pay for our inadequate roads with new revenue or lost economic growth, and I for one would rather create jobs than lose them. We need to invest in our state, plain and simple.

Last session a red flag law, which temporarily keeps firearms away from people suffering from severe mental health issues, failed despite bipartisan support. While that law would not eradicate tragedy from the world, it can prevent some gun violence and needs to be passed. We must also fix how we finance political campaigns in Colorado so that we are more likely to have better leadership on all subjects in the future.

I intend to work very hard for the people of Highlands Ranch and set the bar high. To meet that goal I must hold regular town halls in my district, cut taxes for smallbusinesses, create a bipartisan gun safety commission, reduce the financial burden of higher education and career training, reform our campaign finance system, and invest in our urban and rural infrastructure needs. If I don’t deliver, I won’t ask for another term.

Transportation is a top legislative priority for me. It’s ridiculous that the size of state government has doubled this decade while transportation funding remains relatively flat. I believe the Legislature has the responsibility to prioritize funding for roads and bridges. To attract attention to the issue, I attempted to sell the Governor’s private plane and put the profits and savings into the roads for the rest of us. I also fought to add greater accountability for CDOT to cut down frivolous waste.

Certainly, transportation funding. Like you, I sit in traffic every day and know our roads and bridges have fallen behind. Meanwhile, Coloradans are taxed enough, our state budget has gone from $15 billion to $30 billion this decade. Our 100 legislators and the next governor must act quickly. Second, the increased cost of living is pressuring all Coloradans. Next year, I’ll be fighting for taxpayer refunds prescribed by the Taxpayer Bill of Rights.

There are a wide variety of issues facing Colorado today. Republicans in the House are outnumbered 37-28, yet I passed 15 bills this year to increase K-12 funding, cut back on burdensome regulations, and more. My aim is to continue working across the aisle to advance issues important to my Highlands Ranch neighbors, like fixing roads and improving our schools.

What can be done to ensure the state’s transportation system will be able to accommodate continued population growth?

What two issues demand more attention in the upcoming Legislative session than they received in the previous one?

If elected, what must you accomplish in order for you to consider your term a success?

There are two bond proposals on the ballot to fund our transit growth/maintenance. One implements a temporary half-penny sales tax to pay off the bond. The other raids the general fund. We know where the money is coming from in the former while the latter is a mystery. Even the people who proposed it don’t know what will be cut to pay for it, but they solemnly swear that it won’t be something important.

I plan to write a bill relating to transparency in prescriptiondrug pricing. The efforts from last year were a blind fishing expedition that were opposed due to high cost of compliance. My time working in this industry uniquely qualifies me to ask the right questions in a manner that is trivial to comply with. Several constituents — and Sheriff Spurlock — have also expressed to me a strong interest in improving our mental health system.

I will consider my term a success if I am able to decrease partisan tensions and get people working with each other. When you move discussions from the ideological to the practical it is much easier to reach consensus. I have 17 years of experience in a variety of politically sensitive industries and it is my hope that I can use them to provide vital context to the one-dimensional narratives that lobbyists push.

Prioritize transportation spending in the budget! The Legislature needs to prioritize all items in the state budget better — especially transportation. While the overall budget has doubled in recent years, transportation spending has remained flat, which is why we haven’t kept up. Mass transit is effective only if people use it. The November ballot will offer two options for citizens to choose between, and I look forward to implementing those results.

The budget, especially departments that have automatic growth each year. While some growth is necessary and expected, the ever-expanding bureaucracy needs to be checked. Stay tuned for the second issue! The upcoming November election has several questions for voters (regarding roads, energy, and education) that will define my answer.

It’s important to be accessible to everyone. I’ve had two successful terms already but I’m not done! I love our county and our beautiful state, and will continue to represent the people of HD 44 and Douglas County.


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ELECTIONS 2018 State Senate District 30 Chris Holbert (Incumbent) Party: Republican City or town of residence: Parker Profession: Consultant Campaign website: chrisholbert.com

Julia VarnellSarjeant Party: Democratic City or town of residence: Highlands Ranch Profession: Retired aerospace Campaign website: https:// juliaforcostatesenate30.com

Steve Peterson Party: Independent City or town of residence: Roxborough Profession: Strategy consultant Campaign website: www. peterson4colorado.com

State House District 45 Danielle Kombo

Party: Democratic City or town of residence: Castle Rock Profession: Administrative health care professional Campaign website: www. kombo4colorado.com Editor’s note: Patrick Neville,

Douglas County coroner Sydney Ludwick Party: Democratic City or town of residence: Castle Rock Profession: Biologist Campaign website: www.sydneyludwick.com

Jill Romann (Incumbent) Party: Republican City or town of residence: Castle Rock Profession: County coroner Campaign website: jillromann.com

What makes you the best choice for this office?

What can the Legislature do to ease the strain of rising housing prices on Colorado residents?

As Senate majority leader, I lead the Republican caucus, which is the only line of defense for conservatives and moderates against the big-government, tax and spend, liberal agenda in Denver. My adherence to the state and federal constitutions, statute, legislative rules, and familiarity with the people and the process at our state Capitol enable me to be an effective leader in the Colorado General Assembly.

Continue to update state law that currently favors trial attorneys in order to make it more feasible for developers to build and sell multi-family, owner-occupied, condominiums and townhomes. House Bill 17-1279, which passed with bipartisan support, provided some relief in this regard, but more needs to be done to provide home ownership opportunities for those who are not in the market to rent or to own a single-family, detached home.

I listen to my constituents. I support public neighborhood schools. I want to re-establish credits for renewable energy. I want to limit big money in our elections. I want to increase light rail and public transportation in our metro areas. As a Ph.D. in Computer Science Systems Engineering with a background in cyber security, I want to protect all the private data we share with the state, including election data.

The problem is as much stagnant wages as high housing prices. However, we do need to offer incentives to build affordable housing instead of oversized, overpriced houses. There are too many luxury homes being built and not enough working family homes. We also need to assess ways to get wages high enough to pay for housing. It is ridiculous that companies offer less than a living wage while requiring a college diploma.

Partisan extremism has broken our political system. Neither of my opponents will turn the temperature down on our politics, because the parties that control them benefit from division and drama. I can transform politics in the Colorado Senate by winning a seat as an independent in this narrowly-divided chamber. My win would deny both sides majority status. Using this leverage, I will promote compromise, which is an essential ingredient to solving real problems.

The Legislature cannot overpower the market forces that contribute to the house price challenge; it should instead ensure that parties to the process of development bear the full cost of their actions and decisions. Growth is a good thing, but the companies and developers that benefit from our population boom should pay their fair share to improve our state infrastructure, including our housing supply. This will not solve the problem entirely, but it will help.

What makes you the best choice for this office? I am the Right Kombo for House District 45 because I believe in putting people of party and working together for a better Colorado for all.

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What can the Legislature do to ease the strain of rising housing prices on Colorado residents? Affordable housing is a critical issue in our state and needs to be addressed immediately. However, it is important to consider need according the region, population, and projected growth of the area. I believe empowering counties and cities to appropriately address affordable housing would be the most effective as well as increasing funding for housing assistance programs statewide.

» the incumbent Republican candidate for state House District 45,

Why are you seeking this office?

did not return Colorado Community Media’s questionnaire.

What makes you the best choice for coroner?

I want to prevent deaths in Douglas County caused by suicide, distracted driving, substance abuse and domestic violence. I also want to make sure that families come first and that they get all of the answers they deserve. Finally, I want to bring professionalism back to the office and mend broken relationships between the coroner’s office and funeral homes, the police, other counties and the people of Douglas County.

I have the education, experience and innovation to make the coroner’s office better than it has ever been. I am the only candidate with a plan to prevent deaths in Douglas County. I am the only candidate that is certified in mental health firstaid to better help families. And I am the only candidate that will work to improve the requirements for being the coroner of Douglas County.

I am the current Douglas County coroner and I have dedicated my professional life to the medicolegal investigation of death. I am the first Board Certified Medicolegal Death Investigator Qualified Coroner in the history of Douglas County. I am a highly trained, degreed professional who leverages years of experience, deep knowledge, compassion, a mind towards community and prioritizes giving back.

Douglas County needs a coroner who can do the work. Being the coroner is more than signing papers, it takes medicolegal understanding and credentials, a knowledge that is earned through years of experience and compassion to tie all the moving parts together. I am proud of the work we have done over the last four years and I look forward to further professionalizing the Douglas County Coroner’s Office by leveraging my decades of training, experience and my heart for people.

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ELECTIONS 2018 What can be done to ensure the state’s transportation system will be able to accommodate continued population growth?

What two issues demand more attention in the upcoming Legislative session than they received in the previous one?

Taxpayers must demand that their state legislators prioritize funding for roads and bridges. As the ballot question “Fix Our Damn Roads” (without a tax increase) rightly points out, taxpayers are already paying enough to the state in order to have better roads and bridges. We do not need a tax increase; we need more legislators who will prioritize those dollars for the intended purpose. I have, do and will continue to do so.

Voters are about to decide whether to: A) increase taxes to pay even more for roads and bridges or B) to require the General Assembly to fund better roads and bridges without a tax increase. Depending on which, if either, of those ballot questions voters approve, transportation funding will be a major topic next session. Next, the General Assembly should pass legislation requiring proof of citizenship and photo identification to register to vote.

Continue to support the Constitution of the United States, the Constitution of the State of Colorado, the laws of the state of Colorado, and to limit the intrusion of government into the lives of We the People.

We need a light rail network throughout the Front Range and into the mountains. We need ecofriendly buses to coordinate with the light rail to move people to their destinations. In addition, we need to ensure that our roads and bridges are in good repair. We should also encourage companies to allow telecommuting whenever practical, and to allow flexible hours.

1.) Cost of prescriptions was not addressed and needs to be. Colorado needs to join with other states to negotiate drug prices, and if necessary, contract with companies to produce life critical drugs for our residents. 2 .) Money in politics was not addressed. We need to remove dark and big outside money from all statewide, assembly, county and local races and initiatives.

Lower cost of prescriptions for Colorado residents. Improve funding for Colorado schools and add pre-K. Address money in politics. Enact environmental protection laws to cover regulations recently relaxed at EPA. Re-establish credits for renewable energy and extend to new developments. Get the light rail that Highlands Ranch residents have been paying on for 10 years finally started/done. Enact legislation ensuring that families of first responders killed on duty that be provided for by the state.

In the near term, roads are our main transportation system, so more money should be allocated to this essential government function, even if that means cutting cost from other areas of the state budget. Longer term — 10-20 years out — we should invest in mass transportation solutions when and where they are economically viable.

Gerrymandering — if amendments Y and Z (redistricting committees) fail, we must demand fair district legislation that creates competition toward the center of our politics. Special-interest influence: Both major parties are controlled by special interests. This is the root cause of many of Colorado’s biggest political challenges. We need laws that make it harder for special interests to control our legislators and we must demand more transparency about special interest money influencing our politicians.

My term would be a success if I get Democrats and Republicans to work together again in the state Senate, broker a deal to fix our roads without raising taxes and, improve teacher evaluations and pay the best teachers substantially more.

What can be done to ensure the state’s transportation system will be able to accommodate continued population growth?

What two issues demand more attention in the upcoming Legislative session than they received in the previous one?

It has been proven that giving people access to alternative and affordable options for transportation will decrease the number cars on the road and subsequently the impact on the environment as it relates to air and noise pollution. Incentivizing small and large businesses who provide light rail and bus passes for low costs to employees and investing in alternative transportation in suburban and rural areas would improve the quality of life for all Coloradans.

Red Flag Bill: It is no longer possible to ignore the issue of gun violence. Something must be done to keep our communities and law enforcement officers safe. Health care reform: Healthcare affects everyone therefore it is imperative that all Coloradans have access to quality affordable healthcare. This can be accomplished by requiring transparency from payors, eliminating waste, standardizing processes and negotiating a better deal for government mandated coverage in our state.

What are the most important traits or skills for a coroner to possess?

If elected, what must you accomplish in order for you to consider your term a success?

If elected, what must you accomplish in order for you to consider your term a success? Setting up a future for affordable health care that is quality driven and accessible to all Coloradans would be a major achievement in my book!

What must an effective coroner accomplish?

What else should voters know about you?

The ability to listen is vital for a coroner. The coroner must listen to the police, medical examiners and other investigators when it comes to declaring a cause of death. The coroner also needs to listen to families and loved ones that have lost someone to better help them heal.

An effective coroner must accomplish giving families the answers they deserve in a timely fashion with accurate results. She must work closely with other departments, colleagues and witnesses to ensure this happens. The coroner must also be there for the people of Douglas County during difficult times.

I am a Colorado native that has years of experience as a biologist. I’ve worked in quarantine zones where it was vital that I did not contaminate an area. There, I’ve taken biological samples from both living and death specimens. I also have years of experience of managing people for successful outcomes.

A coroner must possess proper training, a working knowledge in medicolegal death investigation and years of experience. I have participated in tens of thousands of death investigations in my 27 years in the Medicolegal Death Investigation profession. This experience will always be used to engage the living for the prevention of death through public health initiatives and education of citizens.

The coroner is responsible for all aspects of the office. Some of the main duties include: concluding the manner of death through medicolegal training and experience, conducting autopsies, testify in criminal and civil court, notify the family/next of kin, maintain and reducing budgetary costs, preserving life through suicide prevention and improving or saving life by facilitating the final wishes of the departed through the gift of tissue donation and much more.

I’m not, and never have been a politician. I was elected due to my credentials, experience and proven history of providing care for families on behalf of the community. I invite all voters to vet this very important position independent of political beliefs. I am transparent enough that you can prove I do not bring politics to the exam table, conference room table or the dinner table of those I serve. Thank you in advance for your mature vote.


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ELECTIONS 2018 Douglas County assessor Shenika Carter Party: Democratic City or town of residence: Parker Profession: Accounting and tax professional Campaign website: www. ShenikaCarter.com

Lisa Frizell (Incumbent) Party: Republican City or town of residence: Castle Rock Profession: County assessor Campaign website: FrizellforAssessor.com

Douglas County clerk and recorder Carol Johnson Party: Democratic City or town of residence: Castle Rock Profession: Financial adviser Campaign website: caroljohnsoncountyclerk.com

Merlin Klotz (Incumbent) Party: Republican City or town of residence: Parker Profession: Clerk and recorder Campaign website: Klotz4Clerk.com

Douglas County treasurer Dave Gill (Incumbent) Party: Republican City or town of residence: Sedalia Profession: Douglas County treasurer Campaign website: www. facebook.com/DaveGillforDougCo/

Angie Hicks Party: Democratic City/town of residence: Parker Profession: Business analyst Website:  www. angie4dougco.org

Why are you seeking this office? I’m running for county assessor to restore fiscal responsibility, accountability, community, transparency and service into our local government. I decided to dedicate my life to public service and utilize my skill set to give back to my community. When elected, I plan to promote an open and trusting relationship with the public, local government and members of the business community, which has never been done before.

What makes you the best choice for assessor? I will work to protect the American Dreams of all citizens in DougCo. My proven leaderships, management and budgeting skills will move this office into a more productive path. Douglas County communities need someone who is not only a proven leader but knows how to resolve conflict with an accurate interpretation of the law, review the facts presented by all parties and use common sense to mediate and resolve the matter.

» Having grown up in Douglas County, it has been an amazing experience to see a quiet agrarian area evolve into the vibrant and diverse set of communities we now live in. I have always had a servant’s heart, and while I have worked in the assessor’s office for two decades now, it has been the honor of my life to serve the citizens of Douglas County as their assessor for the last four years.

Why are you seeking this office? I am proud of Douglas County. We have a dynamic community with a Western feel and wide-open spaces. I want to serve our community and preserve these values. As a former Republican, I’ve watched the current party de-value open space, reduce air, water and mining standards, and value corporations over people. I`m running to provide an alternative.

After serving in the office for over 20 years, including four years as assessor, I am very well acquainted with all facets of the office. I’ve led the Douglas County Assessor’s Office with exceptional fiscal responsibility, and since elected have returned over $950,000 to the county general fund. As a champion of Douglas County’s Open Data Initiative, I’ve forged partnerships with other county departments, municipalities and other local entities, making government transparent for all citizens.

What makes you the best choice for clerk and recorder? As a financial adviser, I am a problem solver and a manager. I’ve worked three terms in city government and know how government should be managed. The county clerk you elect manages five departments, which are run by competent staff. The job of the elected county clerk is one of effective management, keeping abreast of technology and ensuring the security of all records.

» To continue the operational success and customer service culture implemented in my first term.

Why are you seeking this office? I have lived in Douglas County for 34 years and have a demonstrated heart to serve our community. That desire has been demonstrated by having served two terms on the Douglas County Planning Commission, where I am a past chairman, and on the Mineral Extraction Task Force that negotiated a mutually agreeable resolution to the conflict between gravel miners and residential communities. I’m well-qualified and wish to continue to serve Douglas County residents and treasurer is the position that I am best qualified for.

Experience in the public sector as a CPA in rapid growth and startup situations. In the first term we have been able to bring internal controls and operational efficiencies from the private sector to government. With evolving legislation and governmental agency systems this expertise continues to be critical.

What makes you the best choice for treasurer? I have many years of experience in the finance industry, was recruited and trained as an auditor by a $20 Billion Thrift, was hired by a CPA firm and was the lead auditor for the Denver RTC’s Contracting Department, have run successful small businesses, have been responsible for a $1 million budget, and have managed a staff of 36. Most importantly, I was sworn in as Douglas County treasurer last July and am successfully managing this complex department.

» Giving back to the community started early in my life. In high school and college, informed voting was extremely important to me. I was heavily involved in mock elections at my schools. I also spent time volunteering to do taxes pro bono for low income individuals, families and seniors. Now, I feel I can use my education and experience as an accountant to make a meaningful impact on my community as treasurer.

Having been a controller, I completely understand the responsibilities that go along with the treasurer’s job. I graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Accounting and Business Administration. I have passed the CPA exam, worked for a CPA firm and devoted 22 years working to improve and streamline accounting processes while maintaining GAAP and regulatory standards. I can bring a fresh perspective to the office.


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ELECTIONS 2018 What are the most important traits or skills for an assessor to possess?

What must an effective assessor accomplish?

What will your top priority be if elected?

The most important traits and skills that I plan to bring to this office are my attention to detail, ability to maintain transparency, an eye for accuracy and the ability to lead in an effective and efficient way.

With over 15 years of experience in leadership, I have the necessary experience to run this office in an effective way. My real-world experience in budgeting, management and employee relations guarantees that the employees of the office are doing things right and efficiently which is what the communities of Douglas County deserves. I plan to introduce the culture of public service that is currently lacking for this office to run more effective. I plan to maintain personal contact, host forums and develop website improvements to enhance the knowledge and image of the assessor’s office.

When elected as county assessor I would like to build operational relationships with various state government offices to include the Colorado Secretary of State, Colorado Department of Transportation and Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Developing relationships with these organizations ensures that Douglas County will be properly funded and that any tax revenue that was previously missed can be accounted for accurately.

The position of assessor transcends politics because in addition to our citizens, I support approximately 300 taxing entities that provide services to Douglas County communities. This requires impartiality, experience, leadership, integrity, and listening skills. I am licensed by the State of Colorado as a Certified Residential Appraiser, and in addition to my aforementioned experience in the office, my in-depth knowledge of appraisal principles and practices brings a unique skillset to my elected position.

Each assessor in Colorado manages the discovery, listing, classification and valuation of all property within their county. This is not a policy-making position, and these duties must be completed in a fair and equitable manner, without bias. It is critical that your assessor not only understand the appraisal process and guiding laws, but the other essential functions of the office such as property conveyance, parcel boundary mapping, statutory reporting and data science.

I understand that there is not typically a customer service department in government — rather it’s the job of every employee at every level to serve in that role. I’ve elevated customer service by providing an award-winning website that serves everyone who uses our information and includes online chat functionality. My goal is to continue to improve citizen experience, because we need to meet our customers where they are, in the manner they want to interact.

What are the most important traits or skills for a clerk and recorder to possess?

What must an effective clerk and recorder accomplish?

What will your top priority be if elected?

The county clerk’s office records our marriages, our driver’s licenses and registrations, real estate and political party affiliations. It oversees our national, state, county, special districts and school board elections. The management skills I bring to the office are critical thinking, problem solving and transparency. I value and encourage trustworthiness and straight talk.

The county clerk and recorder’s office must, and will, provide security and technology enhancements on a regular basis. Our voting machines are not in sync with most of the state. Our motor vehicle department requires technology upgrades to better serve our constituents.

My top priority is continued clean, secure elections.

Leadership by empowerment of those in the team to do their job. The clerk`s job is to ensure that each employee has the software, tools, education and motivation to do his/her job and the freedom to perform without being micromanaged.

Lead and motivate a staff of about 100 in six distinct divisions as agent for state and federal agencies. And, this must be done with a focus on customer service.

Address facility issues including space and ADA issues in the Clerk Department that now impact my customers wait times, safety and ability to complete functions such as elections in a timely manner.

What are the most important traits or skills for a treasurer to possess?

What must an effective treasurer accomplish?

What will your top priority be if elected?

The treasurer must manage the staff of a complex, technologically advanced, office with multiple functions while demonstrating a servant’s heart for the people of our county. We must be able to invest and safeguard the financial assets entrusted to the treasurer with integrity, intelligence and experience while ensuring adequate liquidity to meet both expected and unexpected county expenses.

The treasurer must interface and cooperate smoothly with other parts of the county government, including finance, the assessor’s office, and the clerk and recorder to properly serve the people of Douglas County. We must continue to focus on providing the best service possible to each citizen we come in contact with. The treasurer must ensure the safety, liquidity, and yield (in that order) of the assets entrusted to us.

Douglas County government, including the treasurer’s office, has successfully leveraged the internet to provide an excellent level of transparency and those efforts have been recognized with multiple awards. We are continuing to work on expanding options for ways citizens can get answers to their questions and will continue to look for new ways to share information. We will emphasize professional development of our staff to keep pace with developments and opportunities in our rapidly changing world.

I think that it is reasonable to expect the county treasurer to have an accounting education and experience, and having a CPA would be a plus. The treasurer should not have less knowledge and education than his or her staff. A successful candidate should also have experience with cash management, regulatory reporting, and internal control, and should have demonstrable leadership skills and experience. The person trusted with our tax dollars should have that training.

An effective treasurer follows the agreed-upon budget, reports on county revenue and expenses, and maintains regulatory standards in invested assets while providing accurate data and financial transparency to the county. Diane Holbert took some good steps forward with her Open Data Initiative. I would like to see the county continue to “open up the books” for residents to see our revenue and expense flow. After all, it is their money with which we are working.

Knowing that there hasn’t been an experienced accountant or a CPA in the treasurer’s office for an extended period of time, I’d do a deep dive into the types of processes and controls that are in place in the accounting department. After Sarbanes Oxley was implemented in 2002, we have learned the best practices for securing and controlling access to assets. Those principles are good for public and private companies as well as government entities.


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About a year ago, they met Golden artist Charlotte Bassin and a new partnership was formed — on Sept. 29, an opening celebration for the art gallery at Canyon Point took place. Last year, Bassin left her job as a designer and photographer with the Denver Zoo to pursue becoming a professional artist and start her own business, Wander and Wonder World Maps. There are about 30 pieces of Bassin’s world maps on display at Canyon Point. All of it — both original and prints — is for sale. But the business not operated as a traditional art gallery, Shearer said. Bassin also takes commissions for for custom jobs. The art gallery is open to the public during regular business hours, but to help protect patient privacy, people who want to visit the art gallery must call Canyon Point to arrange a guided tour. “These business relationships fuel the economy,” Shearer said. “If this helps (Bassin) live her dream as a professional artist, I think that’s an incredible thing we did for someone in our community.” Bassin is happy to have her art displayed in a non-traditional art gallery, she said, because it helps expose people to fine art that they might not otherwise see. “They might not be art lovers, or know that they’re art lovers, because they don’t visit art galleries,” Bassin said. “My hope is that when people see them, they reminisce about places they’ve been or dream of places they have yet to go.” Lube & Latte, Lakewood It can be unpleasant sitting, waiting for your car to be serviced with a stale or instant coffee in hand, flavored only with powdered creamer. “We’re creating a comfortable, clean environment,” said Lube & Latte owner Dustin Olde. “It makes the time go faster if you have something delicious to drink or snack on while you’re waiting.” Lube & Latte opened in 2007. Olde partners with Novo Coffee, a family-owned and operated business in Denver, for the coffee it serves and Sugar Bakeshop, also a small business in Denver, for the pastry selection. The auto mechanics are ASE certified and can work on all vehicle makes and models. Auto services include everything from scheduled maintenance, unexpected repairs, diagnostics and lube and oil changes. The venue is small, but offers a clean restroom, free Wi-Fi, couch seating and a high-top bar area for those who would like to bring a laptop computer. In addition, the décor is not what you would normally find at a mechanic shop, Olde said — there are no windshield wiper displays or poster-sized tire ads. “All that helps make it more welcoming,” he added. Providing coffee at an auto repair

shop is not a new concept, Olde said. But, “at many shops, you’re served a product you can get anywhere,” Olde said. “Novo Coffee and Sugar Bakeshop pastries are unique and better quality.” It’s good to be able to partner with other small, local businesses where you can work directly with the owner, he added. “They are as committed to your success as you are to theirs,” Olde said. Olde worked in a lot of coffee shops after college, he said, and he always enjoyed the aromas of fresh coffee and the friendly, relaxed environment. “To me, it was just a natural update to the standard auto repair shop,” Olde said. “People are friendlier over a cup of coffee.” Game Train, Highlands Ranch When Jo Ellen Christian of Centennial was a young girl, she would travel with her grandmother by train. During the trip, her grandmother would always ask the other passengers to play games, usually card games, with them. And more often than not, they did, Christian said. “It was a lot of fun,” she said. “We got to get to know people from all over the country.” Today, she and her husband Kevin have taken that nostalgia and will be opening Game Train in December. Dubbed “a board-game getaway” by the Christians, the venue will be a restaurant, simulated train and board-game establishment. “Our goal is to be a social place where people can have fun and interact face-to-face,” Christian said. “I enjoy being around people and watching them have fun.” The establishment is currently under construction. The end result will offer patrons unlimited play of hundreds of board games for a $5 library fee and train simulators that will provide the rumble and sounds of riding in a real train car. Décor will resemble a Victorian train station and seating will be strategically placed so people can enjoy private game play with their group. Those who do not wish to play games are welcome to visit for dining only, Christian said. “We have a great chef who inspired our menu,” she added. The Christians are working with Erie’s chef Robert Corey, a renowned chef who has taught at The Art Institute of Colorado and at Johnson & Wales University. In his career, he has led or been on the opening team for about 25 restaurants across the U.S. and in Mexico. In Colorado, Corey has cooked for guests of the RedRum Mystery Dinner at The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, in addition to opening his own restaurant, Seasoned — An American Bistro, in June last year. Game Train is fashioned after the “bygone times of parlor games, inventions and travel,” its website states. “We want to be a destination where people can relax and feel like they’re getting away from their everyday routine,” she said.


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Parker Senior Center: Provides services to local seniors. Need: Volunteer drivers to take seniors to the center for a hot meal, to appointments, to the grocery store, and more. Contact: Louise West at 303-841-5370. PeopleFirst Hospice: Denver hospice. Need: Volunteers to provide companionship to hospice patients and their families. Contact: Rachel Wang at 303-546-7921 Project CURE: Delivers medical supplies and equipment to developing countries around the world. Need: Groups of 7-15 people to help sort medical supplies; those with medical/clinical backgrounds to become Sort Team Leaders; truck drivers to help pick up donations (no CDL required). Age Requirements: Ages 15 and older (if a large group of ages 15 and younger is interested, we can try to accommodate different projects). Location: 10377 E. Geddes Ave., Centennial Contact: Kelyn Anker, 303-792-0729 or 720341-3152; kelynanker@projectcure.org; www. projectcure.org. Red Cross: Supports the elderly, international causes and social services. Need: Volunteers to provide support Contact: 303-607-4768 or 303-266-7855 Seniors’ Resource Center: Nonprofit onestop shop of community-based services and care designed to keep seniors independent and at home for as long as possible. Need: Drivers to help transport seniors to doctor’s appointments, the grocery store, the hair salon and more. You choose the areas, days and times that work for you. Seniors live in Adams, Arapahoe, Denver and Jefferson counties. Mileage reimbursement and excess auto insurance provided. Drivers may use their own car or one provided by the center. Requirements: Must be able to pass a background check (paid for by the center) and have a good driving record. Contact: Pat Pierson, 303-332-3840 or ppierson@srcaging.org. Go to www.srcaging.org SMARTS! South Metro Arts Center Need: Help with public relations, marketing to public officials, fundraising, and special projects Contact: 303-790-8264 or gdnguy@comcast.net Spellbinder Storytellers, Douglas County Chapter: Connects the generations through storytelling. Need: Adults to tell stories to children in schools

South Platte Park Need: Help with programs ranging from hikes, overnights, gold panning, sunset canoeing or HawkQuest events Contact: 303-730-1022 Sunset Hospice: Provides end-of-life support. Need: Volunteer training is from 6-10 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesdays; they also meet from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every first and third Saturday Contact: Jami Martin at 303-693-2105 The Right Step Inc.: Therapeutic horseback riding program for children and adults with disabilities. Based in Littleton. Need: Volunteers to help with horses before, during and after lessons, as well as to walk alongside clients as they ride to help keep them securely on their horses. Volunteers also needed to help with administrative tasks and fundraising. Requirements: Volunteers who help with lessons must be at least 14 years old and attend a three-hour training session. Contact: volunteercoordinator@therightstepinc.org or go to www.therightstepinc.org. Volunteer Connect: Brings organizaations in need of volunteers in touch with individuals looking for ways to help. Need: help with nonprofit organizations in Douglas County Contact: info@volunteerconnectdc.org or www.volunteerconnectdc.org. Volunteers of America, Foster Grandparent Program: Foster grandparents volunteer in early childhood centers and public schools focusing on literacy and numeracy for at-risk children and youth. Need: Seniors on a low, fixed income who enjoy working with children. Volunteers work 15-40 hours a week. Contact: 303-297-0408 or www.voacolorado.org. Whiz Kids Tutoring: Help at-risk elementary and middle school kids improve their lives through academic tutoring, positive mentoring relationships and spiritual nurture. Need: Tutors to work one-on-one with elementary students at tutoring sites in Littleton and throughout the metro area. October to April. Once a week, afternoon or evening sites, Monday through Thursday. One hour of tutoring followed by a 30-minute club where kids get to learn about Jesus. Requirements: You just need to be able to read, love a child and pass the background check. Info: https://www.whizkidstutoring.com/ Contact: Ashley Weldon ashley@whizkidstutoring.com YANAM2M (You Are Not Alone - Mom 2

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Girl eyes world record in indoor skydiving Sydney Kennett awaits official word from Guinness organization

Sydney Kennett, 12, of Parker set the world record for box split spins in one minute in an indoor wind tunnel at iFly Sept. 30 with about 77 spins in one minute.

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Sydney Kennett just shattered a world record. It’s not official yet, but by witness accounts and a video recording, it’s almost certain the 12-year-old from Parker not only beat the previous world record for the most box split spins in one minute, but nearly doubled it. On Sept. 30 at iFly Denver in Lone Tree, the region’s only indoor skydiving facility, Kennett drew a sizable crowd to watch the world record attempt. In a white helmet and all-black elastic suit, Kennett showed off her flying ability, superhero-esque in Converse sneakers. The stunt looked like something from a science fiction film at first. Kennett floated and twirled around the wind tunnel as a warm-up. As soon as she gave the thumbs-up, she kicked her legs out in the form of aerial splits, arms outstretched, and as if propelled from some unknown source began spinning 360 degrees at a pace of more than one full spin per second. After the attempt, Kennett found solid ground and collapsed on a nearby

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bench in exhaustion. “I got really dizzy,” Kennett said. Naturally. In one minute, Kennett completed 77 spins. It’s almost impossible to count in real time. The current official record is 30 spins in a minute. Once some paperwork is filed with a representative from Guinness World Records, Kennett will be recognized as the fastest box split spinner in the world. Kennett has been flying for more than three years and has already become a figure at iFly. The facility spon-

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sors her and her world record attempts. In her attempt Sept. 30 she hit the wall a couple times, meaning not all of the 77 spins will count in the record. Still, the feat is remarkable. Kennett is one of the box split world record holders at the Lone Tree indoor skydiving facility. And one of the youngest. “She is very unique and naturally talented,” said iFly sales manager Marc Gibbons. “But there’s no doubt she’s worked hard for what she achieved.” Kennett has dedicated herself to the

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AARP Foundation Tax-Aide: Offers free tax filing help to anyone, especially those 50 and older, who cannot afford a tax preparation service. Need: Volunteers to help older, lower-income taxpayers prepare their tax returns. Requirement: All levels of experience are welcome; training and support provided. Contact: 1-888-OUR-AARP (687-2277) or www.aarpfoundation.org/taxaide Alzheimer’s Association, Colorado Chapter: Provides care and support to 67,000-plus families dealing with all kinds of dementing illnesses. Need: Walk to End Alzheimer’s committee members. Requirements: Individuals who love to help plan and execute Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Contact: Deb Wells, 303-813-1669 or dwells@ alz.org. Angel Heart Project: Delivers meals to men, women and children with life-threatening illnesses. Need: Volunteers to deliver meals to clients in the south Denver area. Requirements: Attend an orientation and submit to a background check. Training provided to all new drivers. Deliveries start at 1 p.m. and last until 3 p.m. Contact: 303-830-0202 or volunteer@ projectangelheart.org. Animal Rescue of the Rockies: Provides foster care for death-row shelter dogs and cats throughout Colorado.

sport of “flying.” She is home-schooled so she can travel around the country competing and training and has an Instagram account with 11,000 followers and counting. She learned the acrobatics from her time doing gymnastics. Wind tunnel is her sport now, and she’s one of the best at it. iFly has become a mecca for record seekers. Rebranded in 2005, members and instructors can try myriad tricks and stunts for the hope of a world record. In 2013, Guinness began recognizing indoor skydiving records across the globe. In 2016 the trend caught on and with people all over the world, from Australia to Europe and the United States, dozens of indoor skydiving records are being set at iFly. The facility allows customers to emulate the sensation of skydiving by stepping in a wind tunnel blowing air at 140 mph. The iFly in Lone Tree is the only one in Colorado. Kennett doesn’t like to talk about her accomplishments. She’s made friends all over the country competing in the sport and has made her name known around the world. There’s not a lot of flying competition in Denver, so she and her family travel to places like Chicago and San Diego to compete. While people close to Kennett said she’s one of the most driven kids they’ve known, to Kennett it was simple: “I just wanted to set a world record.”

Need: Foster families for animals on lists to be euthanized Contact: www.animalrescueoftherockies.org. Arapahoe Philharmonic: Littleton-based orchestra Need: board members to join a team in the oversight and policy-making of a local cultural institution. Requirements: Must have an appreciation for classical music, a commitment to music education, and some understanding of the Denver area cultural scene, as well as professional experience in one or more of the following areas: leadership, strategic planning, arts education, management, law, information technology, fundraising, finance, project management, marketing, human resources or nonprofit administration. Must attend monthly board meetings, assist with projects, attend concerts and events. Info: https://www.arapahoe-phil.org/aboutus/join-ap-board/. Contact: Erin Acheson, 303-781-1892 or erin@ arapahoe-phil.org Arthritis Foundation, Colorado/Wyoming Chapter: Helps conquer everyday battles through life-changing information and resources, access to care, advancements in sciences and community connections. Need: Walk to Cure Arthritis committee members and general office volunteer support. Requirements: Individuals who love to help plan and execute Walk to Cure Arthritis. We combat arthritis every day, so support from volunteers so that we can serve people is crucial. Contact: Amy Boulas, aboulas@arthritis.org, 720-409-3143. SEE VOLUNTEERS, P31


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SMITH

VOLUNTEERS

FROM PAGE 12

Back to DIA: It’s barefoot in the park at security. Flip-flops come off and all ages can be seen walking on flooring that is hopping mad with particulates. I saw feet and other things that some people probably pay to see. I dodged and Jennifer dodged. People came at us (see Bruegel’s painting) from every direction, head down, intent and oblivious. You might think I’m kidding here, but the place is obnoxious. Jennifer became ill from it. There is a different mentality at airports now that is no different than swap meets and garage sales. Come as you are. Be as rude as you want. And don’t forget your phone. And don’t forget that the man next to the man next to the man wants hear you yell-tell exactly when you’ll be home. It’s too late. It’s over. We’re bums. We’re selfish, self-absorbed bums, and there is nothing different or special about an airport. An international airport is a 24-hour-a-day miracle of technology and organization and coordination. I see people who belch and cough and blurt, like they’re at home in a faux-wood paneled rec room, wearing unbuttoned pants after a bovine casserole. I know Charles Dickens would love it if he were around. No one wrote about the foibles of human behavior better than he did. Go back to Bruegel: That’s me, the inverted toad, bottom center. Conceded to what is happening all around me. Croak. Craig Marshall Smith is an artist, educator and Highlands Ranch resident. He can be reached at craigmarshallsmith@comcast.net.

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ASSE International Student Exchange Program: Organizes student exchange programs. Need: Local host families to provide homes for boys and girls age 15-18 from a variety of countries. Contact: Cathy Hintz, 406-488-8325 or 800-733-2773 Audubon Society of Greater Denver: Provides engaging and educational birding and wildlife programs at the Audubon Nature Center at Chatfield State Park and throughout the Denver metro area. Need: Volunteers lead birding field trips and assist with nature programs, office

NORTON FROM PAGE 12

Opening a car door for our spouse, mom, grandmother, aunt, or girlfriend seems oldfashioned to some, but I can promise you it is something that is a little extra ordinary and when done consistently will send an extraordinary message to the people in our lives. Be extraordinary today at work. How much more work could we accomplish if we arrived just a few minutes earlier

projects, fundraising and community events. Location: Chatfield State Park and offsite locations around Denver. Age Requirement: 18 years or older for year-round volunteers; 13-17 for summer camp programs. Contact: Kate Hogan at communityoutreach@denveraudubon.org or 303-9739530.

Contact: Adrienne Bivens, 720-467-6430 or abivens@ayusa.org. Go to www. ayusa.org.

AYUSA: International Youth Exchange Program: Promotes quality exchange programs for high school students from around the world. Need: Host families for international high school students ages 15-18 studying in the Denver area. Requirements: Provide a safe home, meals and transportation for 5-10 months. All family types are considered. Must fill out online application and pass background check.

Children’s Hospital Colorado South Campus, 1811 Plaza Drive, Highlands Ranch Join a dedicated group of volunteers working to support the operations of this nationally ranked children’s hospital. Need: Adult volunteers are needed to serve at the hospital and therapy center. We are also recruiting chapter volunteers who serve at events in the community to raise awareness and funds. Contact: 720-478-0102.

than normal? What if we knew there was a task or project that needed to get done and our teammate or associate was a little behind schedule? Could we lend a quick hand, pitch in to get the job done? Could we say, “please” and “thank you” just a little bit more, a little more than we used to, and a little more than others might do? Showing appreciation is that little something extra ordinary that will have our customers, coworkers, employers, and employees seeing an extraordinary new attitude and change. So how about you? When you see a word like “extraordinary”

does it seem too big or too overwhelming? Does it make more sense when we look at it together as just doing something a little different and extra ordinary? As always, I would love to hear your story at gotonorton@ gmail.com, and when we can just do that little something extra in our lives, we can all be extraordinary today.

Castle Rock Senior Activity Center: Provides services to local seniors. Need: Volunteer drivers to take seniors to appointments, the grocery store, pharmacies and more. Contact: Juli Asbridge, 720-733-2292

Michael Norton is a resident of Castle Rock, the president of the Zig Ziglar Corporate Training Solutions Team, a strategic consultant and a business and personal coach.

Holiday

Craft Show and Mini-Market Admission is free to the public Saturday Nov. 24

10am - 5pm

Sunday Nov. 25

10am - 4pm

Jefferson County Fairgrounds

15200 W. 6th Ave. Golden, CO.

Come shop for unique gifts and special items during the first-ever Colorado Community Media Holiday Craft Show and Mini-Market; With more than 100 exhibitors filling the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, this is the best place to find that special, personal gift for friends and family. The show will feature handmade crafts in all areas from metal and leather, to flowers, baskets, ceramics, and so much more.

Vendors Needed | Interested in selling your handmade crafts??

Contact Event Producer Thelma Grimes at tgrimes@coloradocommunitymedia.com All applications must be approved to participate


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Husband and wife go ‘behind the music’ Stage for local musicians features talented Parker couple BY ELLIS ARNOLD EARNOLD@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

H

e played basketball for a Christian college in Joplin, Missouri. She liked him because he played the sport — she didn’t know he could sing. Five years later, Kendall James and Elizabeth Frances, two 27-year-olds who live in Parker, are married and making a life around music in the Denver area. “In many ways, we’re already living our dream,” said James, for whom music is a job at Summit Church in Centennial, along with Frances. “We get to do music every day.” On Oct. 3, they brought their folktinged, rhythmic sounds to Koelbel Library, not far away at 5955 S. Holly St., for the Singer and Songwriter Showcase event in the building’s small, intimate Forum Theater. Themed as a recurring “behind the music” event, it gives performers a chance to tell the backstory of their songs to the crowd. That night, only a handful of people sat in the audience, but the couple, who has sung together for five years and been married for more than three, played like the bright lights were on.

For about two hours, they ran through a line of original songs interspersed with a few covers. Along the way, James shared personal stories about the songs: of making a change to treat women with more respect, of playing in a punk band, of people not believing in his decision to follow music. The couple has recorded music with other musicians. “I’m honored to be here sharing with you,” James said, discussing at time when he closed himself off as an artist and didn’t write with other people in mind. “I was like that: `I’m just gonna write for me, man.’ “That’s not the way music was meant to be,” the guitarist said. The couple ran through a cover of Maroon 5’s “Sunday Morning,” an original song James wrote for them as a couple and a tune that proclaimed, “I told you so” to those who said his pursuing music was a waste of time. Frances, originally from Longmont, said she enjoyed that many in the audience were musicians, unlike when playing at a bar. “You have songs that are really important to you,” and you can be heard at events like the one at Koelbel, Frances said. James, Frances and other collaborators are set to play Nov. 10 at Lincoln Station Coffee/Pizza/Music, a venue for open-mic nights and live performances in the Lone Tree area just south of Interstate 25 and C-470 along the light-rail

At left, Kendall James performs on stage with his wife, Elizabeth Frances, on Oct. 3 at The Forum Theater in Koelbel Library in Centennial. The duo performed about two hours of original music — with a few covers peppered in. PHOTOS BY ELLIS ARNOLD

October 18 - October 27 DIRECTED BY RANDAL MYLER MUSICAL DIRECTION BY DAN WHEETMAN STARRING FELICIA P. FIELDS, SHAKE ANDERSON, AND CHIC STREET MAN

Kendall James, 27, of Parker, performs on stage Oct. 3 at Koelbel Library in Centennial.

Spend a night with Big Mama! From the creative team behind Muscle Shoals: I’ll Take You There, this sizzling musical revue finds a group of veteran blues musicians—including powerhouse Felicia P. Fields as Big Mama—assembled for an after-hours jam session to swap stories and share their favorite blues tunes from the likes of Muddy Waters, Mae West, Ma Rainey, Sophie Tucker, Howlin’ Wolf, Pearl Bailey, and many more. Featuring nearly two-dozen smokin’ songs filled with passion, soul, humor, and a zest for life, these hot rhythms are guaranteed to heat up the theater from the very first note.

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A stringless guitar inscribed with the phrase “Behind the music” on its neck Oct. 3 at The Forum Theater in Koelbel Library in Centennial. The organizer of the library’s songwriter showcase — which emphasizes performers telling the stories behind the songs they play — intends for the musicians to sign the guitar and plans to donate it to the library

Elizabeth Frances, 27, smiles on stage Oct. 3 at The Forum Theater in Koelbel Library in Centennial. She performed, singing harmony, with her husband at the library’s songwriter showcase.


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CLUBS Editor’s note: Send new listings or changes to hharden@coloradocommunitymedia.com. Deadline is noon Wednesday a week before publication. Political Douglas County Democrats executive committee meets at 7 p.m. the second Monday of every month at various sites. Contact Mike Jones at 720-509-9048 or email info@DouglasDemocrats.org. Socialdiscussion meetings take place in Highlands Ranch, Castle Rock, Parker, Lone Tree and Roxborough. Visit douglasdemocrats.org and click on calendar for information. Douglas County Republican Women meets at 11 a.m. the third Wednesday each month at the Lone Tree Golf and Hotel for dialogue about current issues presented by informative speakers. Call Barbara Piper at 303-768-8370 or go to www.dcgop.org or www.dcrw.org. Highlands Ranch, Roxborough, and Lone Tree Democrats meet at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of every month for topical speakers and lively discussion at the James H. LaRue Library, 9292 S. Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch. Visit www.douglasdemocrats.org for more information. Libertarian Party of Douglas County: 6 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at On the Rox Sports Bar, 11957 Lioness Way, Parker. Topics include items of general libertarian interest and organization for local activism to make a difference in our political landscape. All welcomed. Go to lpdg.org. Lone Tree Democrats meet for First Friday Happy Hour the first Friday of every month

at Los Arcos. Call Gordon at 303-7908264. Parker Democrats meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month for discussion of timely topics, led by knowledgeable speakers, at the South Metro Fire Station 45, 16801 Northgate Drive, Parker. Visit www. douglasdemocrats.org for information. Parker Republicans meet at 7 a.m. the first Friday of each month at Rory’s Diner, 11020 S. Pikes Peak Drive, Parker. Meetings have featured speakers and elected officials’ updates. Registration/social hour begins at 6:30 a.m. Attendance is free, coffee is $5 and a full breakfast can be purchased for $15 (all cash only). Contact Mark Hall at 720-984-4128 or e-mail via website at parkerbreakfastclub.com. Professional AAUW, American Association of University Women, Littleton-South Metro Branch, invites graduates who hold an associate or higher degree from an accredited institution to participate in activities that advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. For details on upcoming events and membership information contact 2president1719@gmail.com. BNI Connections of Lone Tree (www. thebniconnections.com) invites business owners to attend its meeting held each Tuesday, 7:15-9 a.m. at the Lone Tree Recreation Center, 10249 Ridgegate Circle. There is no charge to attend a meeting as a guest. Please visit www.thebniconnections.com or contact Jack Rafferty, 303414-2363 or jrafferty@hmbrown.com.

League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties encourages community members to participate in one of our three monthly meetings. Help us create a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge and the confidence to participate. Feel free to call or email Jo Ann Feder at 904-6083932 or joluvs10s@gmail.com for details. Lone Tree Networking Professionals is a networking/leads group that meets Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. at Rio Grande Restaurant in Lone Tree. Exclusive business categories are open. Visitors and new members are welcome. Contact Don Shenk at 303-746-0093. Professional Referral Network meets at 7:15 a.m. Tuesdays at Great Beginnings, east of I-25 at Lincoln Avenue. Call Ronald Conley at 303-841-1860 or e-mail www. professionalreferralnetwork.org. Recreation Camping Singles is a group of Colorado single adults who enjoy camping, fishing, hiking, swimming, biking, sightseeing, photography, the camaraderie of others, and starry nights around the camp fire. We usually camp in designated forest service or state park campgrounds within 2 to 5 hours of Denver. We welcome all single adults. Our membership ranges from the 40s to 60-plus. We usually meet at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month. For specific meeting information, contact campingsingles@gmail.com Front Range Woodturners Club meets from 6-9 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month in the basement of the Rockler Woodworking store at 2553 S Colorado Blvd. Anyone interested in woodturning is welcome. Contact Jim Proud at cavaleon1956@gmail.com for more information. Learn to Fly Fish: 9-11 a.m. Saturdays at Orvis Park Meadows, 8433 Park Meadows Center Drive, Unit 149, Lone Tree. The free Fly Fishing 101 course teaches the basics including fly casting, outfit rigging, and knot tying. After completing FF101, sign up for the free FF201 class at a local stocked pond and practice hooking, playing and landing fish. For information or to sign up, call 303-768-9600 or go to www.orvis. com/s/park-meadows-colorado-orvisretail-store/620. Lone Tree Ladies 9-Hole Golf. Applications are now being accepted for the upcoming Thursday morning 9-hole golf group. The group is open to women golfers ages 18 and older. Applications and more informaiton are available in the Lone Tree Pro Shop. Contact Nancy Cushing, league president, at 720-560-9333 or email LTL9hole@ gmail.com.

Please join the El Jebel Shriners for our 28th Annual Craft Show & Cowboy Christmas. We have a great variety of crafts and western items available. New vendors, plus your favorite ones returning. We have added a Cowboy Christmas to our show so that you. can find a one stop show for that special Cowboy or Cowgirl in your life.

Douglas County Fairgrounds Event Center 500 Fairgrounds Way Castle Rock, CO 80104 Friday Oct. 26th 10 am - 7 pm Saturday Oct. 27th 9 am - 6 pm Sunday Oct. 28th 11 am - 3 pm FREE Admission & FREE Parking

Salty Dog Sailing Club If you love to sail or want to try, if you don’t have a boat, if you have a boat but don’t sail enough because you cannot find a crew, the Salty Dog Sailing Club is for you. The club meets the second Thursday of the month. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. with the business meeting commencing at 7 p.m. Go to www. saltydog.org for meeting locations and directions. SilverSneakers Fitness, Silver&Fit at ACC The Arapahoe Community College fitness center offers the SilverSneakers Fitness and Silver&Fit programs for seniors in the

south metro Denver area. For more information about health and fitness options at ACC, call 303-797-5850. Third Thursday Mystery Book Club Join us for a discussion of mystery books with an emphasis on the unusual. Do you like Swedish Noir, historical mysteries, humorous mysteries? We read authors that have something to offer besides the quirky twist at the end of the story. If you’re tired of the same old best-selling mystery writers, come join us for lunch and mystery discussions at 11:30 a.m. every third Thursday at the Lone Tree Grille at the Lone Tree Golf Club and Hotel. Call Sue at 303-641-3534 Social/Service AAUW (American Association of University Women), founded in 1881, is the oldest women’s organization in the United States. It has a mission of promoting equity for women and girls through advocacy, education and research. Scholarships are provided to Douglas County women who are in college, and cash awards are presented to senior girls from Douglas County high schools who have an interest in the areas of science, technology, engineering or math (STEM). Meetings are in Castle Rock the third Wednesday of the month, at various times and locations. Go to douglascounty-co.aauw.net. Contact Beryl Jacobson at 303-688-8088 or berylmjacobson@gmail.com. A Dreampower Animal Rescue / PAALS adoption for cats, dogs and more meets from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Park Meadows PetsMart. Call 303-688-9503. The Breakfast Club: A great way for single people ages 50-plus to meet new friends and have fun. We are an active and social group enjoying activities ranging from card games to white-water rafting, international and domestic travel to bowling, and all things in between. Our signature breakfast, which takes place at 8:30 a.m. every third Saturday, is at The Ridge Golf Club in Castle Pines. Interested? Call our hotline at 303-814-8428 or go to www. TBC50plus.org. Castle Rock Bridge Club plays a friendly, ACBL-sanctioned duplicate game at 1 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday at Plum Creek Golf Club, 331 Players Club Drive, Castle Rock. For assistance in finding a bridge partner, call Georgiana Butler at 303-8108504. Go to www.castlerockbridge.com. Daughters of the American Revolution, Columbine Chapter meets at 1 p.m. the second Saturday of each month from September through May at the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce at the Streets at SouthGlenn, Centennial. If you are interested in attending or have questions regarding eligibility, contact Krispin at Krispin_L_Andersen@Q.com or Jewel Wellborn, regent, columbineregent@ hediusa.com. 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. SEE CLUBS, P36


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THINGS to DO

MUSIC

American Songbook III: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12 at Bethany Lutheran Church, 4500 E. Hampden Ave., Cherry Hills Village. The timeless beauty of Morten Lauridsen’s masterpiece, Lux Aeterna, combined with the timeless appeal of the music of Disney make this performance one to be experienced this fall. Adults $20, Senior $16, Student $12, Child $5. Visit cherrycreekchorale.org for more information. Mission Concert Series kickoff: 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19 at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 8545 E. Dry Creek Rd., Centennial. The fourth season kicks off on Friday, October 19th guitarist Mark Kroos, who plays two guitar necks at the same time with a tapping technique that involves both hands fretting the strings. Concerts are free of charge. To Benefit: St. Francis Center for the homeless. To find out more about Good Shepherd’s Music with a Mission Concert Series, check out their website at www.gshep.org. Piano Duet Concert: 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21 at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 9203 S. University Blvd., Highlands Ranch. Elias-Axel Pettersson and Jessica Yam in concert as piano duo. The concert is free and open to the public. Contact Mark Zwilling, 3037942683 or mzwilling@ gostandrew.com. Inside the Orchestra Tiny Tots Concerts: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29 at Cielo at Castle Pines, 485 W Happy Canyon Rd., Castle Pines. Get truly inside the orchestra as you are seated on the floor surrounded by a 30+ piece orchestra. Get an up-closeand-personal performance in a casual, fun environment. $9.95 suggested, financial assistance available. For more information, visit insidetheorchestra.org/g1fall-tiny-tots-2018-cielo/.

this week’s TOP FIVE Littleton Symphony Opens Season with Bernstein Celebration: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12 at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton. In honor of the centenary of Leonard Bernstein’s birthday, orchestra will perform the Overture to Candide, followed by his ballet, Fancy Free. After a birthday toast from Maestro de Lemos, we will conclude with the Dance Suite from West Side Story. Visit www. littletonsymphony.org. Francis Menotti’s Original Mysteries: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 and 13 at Theatre of Dreams Arts & Event Center, 735 Park St., Suites C & D, Castle Rock. Magician and consultant, Francis Menotti has been performing since 2002. His shows are sought by the ABC show Deception to the 2008 and 2012 U.S. Presidential Inaugurations. Visit tickets. amazingshows.com. Musical Feast: Mozart to Michael Jackson: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 at Douglas County Libraries in Highlands Ranch, 9292 S. Ridgeline Blvd. Enjoy a live string ensemble performance of

Central City Opera ‘Love Notes’: 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 8545 E. Dry Creek Rd., Centennial. This delectable pastiche features a romantic duo and dynamic pianist from the Central City Opera Touring Artists: Judeth Shay Comstock, soprano; Jason Baldwin, tenor and Deborah Schmit-Lobis, pianist. Concerts are free of charge. To Benefit: St. Francis Center for the homeless. To find out more about Good Shepherd’s Music with a Mission Concert Series, check out their website at www.gshep.org. Annual Free Children’s Concert: 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton. The Littleton Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Jurgen de Lemos, announces their Annual Free Children’s Concert: ‘It’s About Animals.’ This annual event is for children of all ages! We will feature music about our friends in the animal kingdom. More information available at www.littletonsymphony. org or by phone at 303933-6824.

ART

Rocky Mountain Weavers Guild Show and Sale: Oct. 11 through Oct. 13 at 6065 S Jasmine St., Centennial. Thursday 4-8 p.m., Friday 10-6 p.m., Saturday 10-4 p.m. Looking to buy local this year? Guild members bring their newest creative works to the annual sale--from hand-woven baskets to hand-made holiday ornaments--all created in

music from the classical period mashed up with contemporary scores performed by Denver Nexus Project. Light refreshments provided. All ages welcome. Registration is required at 303-791-7323 or DCL.org. Mapping Your Family History: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 at Douglas County Libraries in Parker, 20105 East Mainstreet. Parker Genealogical Society’s presentation by Susie Wickman. Visit www.parkergenealogicalsociety.com. Guitarist Mark Kroos: 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 at Bemis Public Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. Mark Kroos is one of the only people in the world touring as a 2 guitar neck playing artist. Drawing influence from folk, Celtic, indie, and even punk artists, Kroos has developed his own edge. Call 303-795-3961.

Colorado. Free admission & parking. Visit www.rmweaversguild. org/fiber-arts-sale-2 Fall Craft Show: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13 and 14 at the Eastridge Recreation Center, 9568 University Blvd., Highlands Ranch. Find that oneof-a-kind handcrafted gift. Admission is free. Call 303-791-2500 or visit www.HRCAonline.org.

Fall Fest: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 at Douglas County Libraries in Lone Tree, 10055 Library Way. Celebrate fall with games, crafts, a green-screen photo booth, and sweet treats. Costumes encouraged. Register at 303-791-7323 or DCL.org.

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Corn Maze: Runs through Oct. 28, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Fridays and Saturdays), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Sundays) at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms, 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Rd., Littleton. Get lost in our 7-acre Corn Maze at Chatfield Farms. The maze can be viewed from two 15-foot tall illuminated bridges. Visitors under the age of 10 can explore the corn mini-maze. The design this year thanks emergency first responders. $14 adult; $13 student, senior, military; $11 child (ages 3-12); $9 child member; Free for children 2 and younger. Pony rides and hamster balls are available for an additional fee. Visit www.botanicgardens.org for more information. Pumpkin Festival: Friday-Sunday, Oct. 12-14, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms, 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Rd., Littleton. $8 adult, $7 student, senior (65+) and military, $6 member adult, $6 child (ages 3-12), $5 member senior (65+), $4 member child (ages 3-12), children ages 2 and younger are free. Ticket price includes access to the 10-acre pumpkin patch and family and children’s activities. Pumpkin prices vary by size; the average price is $8. Visit www.botanicgardens.org. The Hearts of Hope Silent Auction: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Fri-

Jewelry & Holiday Gift Fair: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Eastridge Recreation Center, 9568 University Blvd., Highlands Ranch. You’ll find everything from home décor items to jewelry to food to ornaments and more, from over 125 exhibits. Visit HRCAonline. org or call 303-791.2500, or www. HRCAonline.org/Events. Close Proximity: A Retrospective of Sculpture by Neil Goodman: On display through Nov. 17 at the Museum of Outdoor Arts, 1000 Englewood Parkway, Englewood. This exhibition will feature bronze sculpture spanning four decades of artist Neil Goodman’s work. More information at moaonline. org/neil-goodman/.

EVENTS

Tale of Molly Brown and La Vivandiere: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 at The Schoolhouse Theatre at Mainstreet, 19650 E Mainstreet, Parker. Ballet Ariel opens its 20th anniversary season of performances with the original ballet, Tale of Molly Brown. Ballet Ariel will also perform La Vivandiere, a one-act ballet choreographed by the great dance duo Arthur Saint-Léon and Fanny Cerrito with music by prolific Italian composer, Cesare Pugni. Visit parkerarts.ticketforce.com.

AAUW meeting: On Wednesday, October 17th the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will host a speaker from the League of Women Voters who will give a Power Point presentation on this year’s election issues to include the thirteen amendments on the Colorado ballot. The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Philip Miller Library on Wilcox Street in Castle Rock. The Public is welcome to attend. Circuits, Ciders & Seasonals: 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19 at Northridge Recreation Center, 8800 Broadway, Highlands Ranch. Strengthen, tone and sweat in this high-intensity, circuit-based, total body conditioning class. Your ticket price includes an hourlong Circuit-based, total body conditioning class, a selection of seasonal beers and ciders, and light snacks. Must be 21+.

day, Oct 19 at 4670 E. 17th Avenue Parkway. The Hearts of Hope Silent Auction seeks to provide an additional 400,000 meals to meet the growing demand for food support. Tickets can be purchased for $25 each at the website: www.CoFeedingkids.org.. Discover ACC day: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19 at Arapahoe Community College, Littleton campus, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive. Prospective students will have the opportunity to connect with college departments, learn about services and programs, meet with ACC students and enter a drawing for a scholarship. Lunch will be provided. RSVP at www.arapahoe.edu/discoverACC. For more information or accommodations, please contact jazmyne.lewis@ arapahoe.edu / 303-797-5908. SEE CALENDAR, P36


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Calvary Littleton Trunk or Treat: 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 at Bethany Evangelical Free Church, 6240 S Broadway, Centennial. Put on your Halloween costume and bring the whole family to Calvary Littleton’s Trunk or Treat! Event is free to the public. National Prescription Drug Take Back Day: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 at Douglas County Sheriff Office Highlands Ranch Substation, 9250 Zotos Drive, Highlands Ranch. Dispose of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Visit www. dcsheriff.net or call the Metro District at 303-791-0430. Free Community dinner: 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30 at First Presbyterian Church, 1609 W. Littleton Blvd. Volunteers will prepare Halloween chili, corn chips, salad with cilantro, honey, lime dressing, fresh fruit; youth group will make handheld desserts. All are welcome to come and enjoy the meal and warm hospitality; no reservations required. Call 303-798-1389 or go to fpcl.org/dinner. Mountain Pine Yuletide Bazaar: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Parker Fieldhouse, 18700 E. Plaza Dr., Parker. Free admission. 15th annual Bowl-a-Rama: Saturday, Nov. 10. 12:30 to 1:10 p.m. for check in and pizza. 1:30 to 3:30 bowling and awards. Event held at AMF Littleton Lanes, 2530 E. County Road., Littleton. Go to www.bessieshope. org to register your team and start collecting donations to win prizes.

October 11, 2018O Thrilling Thursdays: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays, at the Recreation Center at Southridge, 4800 McArthur Ranch Road, Highlands Ranch. Special Needs Thrilling Thursdays (Ages 16 and up). Join the therapeutic recreation staff on Thursdays and participate in gym activities, fitness activities, art classes, cooking classes, swimming classes and more. $120 HRCA Member/$138 Non-members. Call (303) 471-7020 for more information.

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Anticoagulation Basics: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15 at South Denver Cardiology Associates, 1000 Southpark Drive, Littleton. This class provides an overview of warfarin therapy with an emphasis on safety. The class will also explore helping patients to make good decisions about what can affect this medication and how to monitor it appropriately. Class repeats monthly. Visit www.southdenver.com/calendar-of-events for more information. Life’s Myths: What Really Leads to Happiness: 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15 at Castle Rock Adventist Hospital conference room, 2350 Meadows Blvd., Castle Rock. A group discussion supplemented with script and a video interview from an expert that debunks happiness myths. For more information, contact Roy Koerner 303-814-0142. Nutrition for Heart Failure: 11 a.m. to noon Monday, Oct. 15 at South Denver Cardiology Associates, 1000 Southpark Drive, Littleton. Learn more about the foods that can help your condition as well as tips on what to avoid. This class is for patients, caregivers, family or anyone wanting information. Cost: Free. Visit www.southdenver.com/calendarof-events.

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Learn About: Feng Shui: 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 13 at Douglas County Libraries in Parker, 20105 E. Mainstreet. Learn some tools of the Feng Shui practice, including Bagua and the Five Elements. Adults. Registration is required at 303-791-7323 or DCL.org. Financial Peace University: 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14 at Joy Lutheran Church, 7051 E. Parker Hills Ct., Parker. Based on Biblically based principles, the class gives you the tools and step-by-step instructions on how to budget today and plan for tomorrow. Go to https://www.financialpeace.com/ classes/1068846/registration Lawn & Landscape Lessons: 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 at Douglas County Libraries in Castle Pines, 360 Village Square Lane, Castle Pines. Get expert tips and guidance for adding color and texture to your landscape with deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs, as well as some perennials. Presented by Craig Miller, manager of Castle Pines North Parks and Open Space. Adults. The event is free, but registration is required at 303-791-7323 or DCL.org. Writing Children’s Fantasy with Author Stel Pavlou: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 at Douglas County Libraries in Parker, 20105 E. Mainstreet. Award-winning screenwriter and author Stel Pavlou will talk about creating new worlds, characters and stories for young readers, followed by a book sale. Workshops are free, but registration is required at 303-791-7323 or DCL.org. Free Legal Resource Day: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26 at Arapahoe County Justice Center, 7325 S Potomac St., Centennial. Free event to educate and inform members

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Douglas County Elks Lodge 2873 meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of every month at the Calf Building at Lowell Ranch, 2330 S. East I-25 Frontage Road, Castle Rock. All “Stray Elks” are invited to attend and to be involved in the growth and activities of this new social and community service organization. Call 303-941-0135 or e-mail swgilbert@comcast.net. Duplicate Bridge ACBL sanctioned open game at noon Mondays at The Hub, 8827 Lone Tree Parkway, Lone Tree. Reservations are required; partners are arranged. Call Sue at 303-641-3534. GED Prep Class Douglas County Libraries offers GED preparation classes for those ages 17 and older. Classes offered at 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Parker Library, 10851 S. Crossroads Drive; and at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at the Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock. Registration is required; call 303-791-7323 or DouglasCountyLibraries.org. 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.

of the public representing themselves in civil cases. For more information, contact Arapahoe County Self-Help Center (720) 568-4844. Children’s auditions for ‘Frozen’: 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 at the Spotlight Performing Arts Center, 6328 E County Line Rd #102A, Highlands Ranch. 12-week class teaches 3-9-year-old children singing, dancing, and acting techniques while preparing a 20-min musical production! Classes are Thursdays from 4-4:45 pm from Nov. 1 until early February, when performances will take place. Check out www.spotlightperformers.com or call 720-44-DANCE. Children’s auditions for ‘Wizard of Oz’: Spotlight Performing Arts Center auditions are Nov. 13 at 5:30 pm. This 15-week class teaches 6-18 year old children singing, dancing, and acting techniques while preparing a full-length musical production. Classes are Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7 p.m. from Nov. 13 through early March, when performances will take place. Check out www.spotlightperformers.com or call 720-44-DANCE. Children’s auditions for ‘Toy Story’: Spotlight Performing Arts Center auditions are Nov. 20 at 3:45 pm. This 12-week class teaches 3-9 year old children singing, dancing, and acting techniques while preparing a 20-min musical production. Classes on Tuesdays from 3:45-4:30 pm from Nov.20 through February, when performances will take place. Check out www.spotlightperformers.com or call 720-44-DANCE. Editor’s note: Calendar submissions must be received by noon Wednesday for publication the following week. To place a calendar item, go to eventlink.coloradocommunitymedia.com.

High Plains Chapter, Order of DeMolay, meets at 7 p.m. every second and fourth Monday in the Parker area. With Walt Disney, Mel Blanc and Walter Cronkite counted among its alumni, you won’t find another organization for young men between the ages of 12 and 21 years that offers character building, leadership training, and life skill development more than DeMolay. Contact the chapter for more information. Email:highplainsdemolay@ gmail.com or visit www.coloradodemolay. org. Highlands Ranch Lions Club: 6:30-8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of each month, except June and July, at IHOP, 9565 S. University Blvd., Highlands Ranch. Lions Club International is the largest service organization in the world and is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Highlands Ranch club has celebrated its 20th anniversary. Contact 303-955-4353 or loismgould@comcast.net Rotary Club of Highlands Ranch: 12:10 p.m. Thursdays at Lone Tree Golf Club, 9808 Sunningdale Blvd.; 7:15 a.m. the first and third Wednesday at Children’s Hospital, 1811 Plaza Drive. Call Mary Kay Hasz, 303-8881867. Service above Self. Living and Aging Well in Lone Tree, a speaker series luncheon, meets at 11:30 a.m. the second Monday of each month at the Lone Tree Golf Club and Hotel. Lunch reservations are required by noon Wednesday the week prior to the event. Cost includes a beverage, lunch and tip. For information on cost, the topic and to RSVP, visit www. cityoflonetree.com/agingwell.


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SPORTS

For Arapahoe, not playing was right move

STUDENT-ATHLETE STUDENT ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT

Hedges swinging for the trees

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ThunderRidge senior is serious softball hitter

Who is your favorite athlete? Albert Pujols. I grew up in St. Louis and my family is big Cardinals people. He was the main guy. I chose Number 5 because of him as my first number.

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manda Hedges came into this softball season desiring to improve her batting skills. She had a .508 batting average as a freshman, .388 as a sophomore and .421 last season as a junior. Those are gratifying averages for many high school hitters, but Hedges was hoping to get better and this season she has done just that. At press time, nearing the season’s end, the ThunderRidge senior shortstop was the top hitter in the Continental League and one of the leading Class 5A hitters in addition to being the ThunderRidge all-time home run leader with 11.

Q&A with Hedges

“My goal was to just hit better than I did in past years,” said Hedges who runs on the track team in the spring. “I kind of start off strong my freshman year but then kind of dipped my sophomore and junior years so I’ve worked hard during the off season. “I’ve got a lot more experience now and kind of changed up my swing a little bit. It’s worked a little bit.”

COACH’S TAKE: ‘She is obviously having a great season. She tied the school home run record and is hitting over .500. She’s a senior captain and four-year letterman. She does it all. She’s just awesome..’ Kevin McAllister, ThunderRidge girls softball coach

What would be a perfect performance in your sport? A cycle with a single, double, triple and home run. That would be perfect because it is really hard to hit a cycle. What are your plans after high school? I am going to attend Metro State University and play softball. What is your approach at the plate when you have two strikes against you? Once you have two strikes, the strike zone opens up for you. You foul off everything you don’t like until you get something you do like. Pitchers are going to try to throw you everything once you have two strikes on you. What is the key to stealing bases in high school softball? Leaving early and hopefully the umpires don’t catch you. Have a suggestion for whom to feature in Student-Athlete Spotlight? Email Jim Benton at jbenton@coloradocommunitymedia.com

Key stats | At press time, Hedges led the Continental League in six of seven offensive categories and was second with 19 stolen bases. The 5-foot-6 slugger was hitting .600 to improve her career batting average to .480.

rapahoe High School officials made a tough decision last week. But it was the right call to forfeit the school’s football game against rival Cherry Creek after the deaths of two students within three days. Both died by suicide. Football coach Rod Sherman organized a get-together for students, cheerleaders, poms, dancers and parents at the school the evening of Oct. 5, which was the same night the OVERTIME Warriors were supposed to be playing a Metro East League game against Creek at the Stutler Bowl. “I felt like without a game, it was important to fill the void with something else, Sherman said. Jim Benton A male student died on Sept. 29 and a female student on Oct. 2. Both seniors were close to several members of the football team, according to the coach. Warriors coaches met with players on Oct. 1. “Our message to them was this is real. As men we just can’t roll the football out and say suck it up and play,” Sherman said. “That’s not good for them for the rest of their lives. It’s not a good message to teach high school young men to hide your emotions and suppress your feelings. We have to deal with those things. If you’re struggling, you have to talk to someone. There are coaches here for you and there are counselors here for you.” Two days after the Oct. 2 death, the Warriors announced the decision to forfeit the game. “When we made the decision (that) we just can’t play, you saw a weight lifted off the shoulders of the team,” Sherman said. “I have great peace with the decision we made because it was the right decision and the best decision for our students. And high school football is a game that shall pass, but their emotions, their feelings and grieving are important things for them to deal with right now.” Sherman praised Cherry Creek and specifically coach Dave Logan for help when considering the forfeit. Football was the only Arapahoe sport not to play scheduled games. “I talked to two of our (coaches in other sports) and it was hard for their teams to take the field,” Sherman said. “In a sport like football, if you are not into it, prepared and ready to go, you are going to get hurt.” Jim Benton is a sports writer for Colorado Community Media. He has been covering sports in the Denver area since 1968. He can be reached at jbenton@coloradocommunitymedia. com or at 303-566-4083.


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On campus:

News and notes from local high school sports programs

Highlands Ranch • Three doubles teams and No. 1 singles players Andrew Seehausen qualified for the Oct. 11-13 state tennis tournaments, which will be held at the Gate Tennis Center in Denver. No. 2 doubles team of Stathi Maniatis and Jack Eber won the Region 8 qualifying tourney championship Oct. 3-4 at City Park. • The boys soccer team ended a three-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory over Chaparral on Oct. 2. Senior Mason Newman got the game-winning goal and Kris Davis also scored. Brian Lutz assisted on both goals.

Mountain Vista • The boys soccer team, 3-0-2 in its last five games, downed Legend 1-0 in overtime on Oct. 4. Corbin Gamble and Thomas Lines scored the goals. Ben Nalen and Kyle Hix combined to record the shutout with eight saves between them. On Oct. 2, the team tied Rock Canyon, 1-1, and Gino Buti scored the goal for the Golden Eagles. • The volleyball team notched its third straight win on Oct. 2 with a 3-1 victory over Castle View. Junior Claire Wohlleber had 14 kills and four blocks to lead the team while Aly Aeschleman had 20 digs and Hannah Holmgren 26 assists. Because of fall break, the team doesn’t play again until Oct. 16 against Legend. Rock Canyon • Senior Kagan Giltinan was a standout in two games as he scored the goal in a 1-1 tie against Mountain Vista on Oct. 4. He scored twice and

Rock Canyon’s Caleb Hefner tries to get a hand on Valor Christian’s Joshia Davis. Valor defeated the Jaguars 42-0 on Oct. 6 at Shea Stadium. PAUL DISALVO

had an assist for five points in a 6-0 win over Ponderosa on Oct. 4. Bruno Zdravecky also had a pair of goals against Ponderosa. • The softball team ended the regular season with a 10-3 victory over Mountain Vista. Junior Megan Seltzer went 2-for-3 with three RBIs in the win. • The tennis team qualified three doubles teams and two singles players for the Oct. 11-13 Class 5A State Tennis tournament which will be held at the Gates Tennis Center in Denver. The No. 4 doubles team of Carter Olson and Robert Pearson won the Region 6 title in the qualifying tourney, which was held Oct. 3-4 at Valor Christian. SkyView Academy • Owen Nolan was second in the 3A Metro League cross country meet held Oct. 4. He had a time of 16:33.00. Teammate Cooper Phelps was 17th. Freshman Elsie Skurdal was sixth in the varsity girls race in 20:12.00 and Abigail Skurdal came in eighth as the girls finished second in the team standings. • Connor Finley netted the gamewinning goal in the second overtime to give the boys soccer team a 2-1

win over Manual on Oct. 2. Sabastian Negron had the other goal and Karl Gjerapic assisted on both goals. • Freshman Emily Katzer had 21 kills in the volleyball team’s 3-2 win over Peak to Peak on Oct. 2. The next match is set for Oct. 16 against topranked Lutheran. ThunderRidge • The football team scored all of its points in the first half in an 18-13 win over Highlands Ranch on Oct. 5. Spencer Lambert rushed for 205 yards on 24 carries and scored one touchdown. Quarterback Ryan Gilmore ran for the team’s other two touchdowns. Kaden Stewart led the defense with 11 total tackles and had two of the six sacks recorded by the Grizzlies. • The boys soccer team posted a 2-2 tie with Ponderosa on Oct. 2. Jaden Snell and Payton Rempert scored the goals for the Grizzlies, who will face Regis Jesuit in their next game on Oct. 16. • Sophomore Courtney McAllister had two hits as the softball team wrapped up the regular season Oct. 5 with a 7-1 triumph over Castle View. The team heads into the state playoffs with 17 wins, which ties the amount

of wins last season. One more win will be the most in 10 seasons. Valor Christian • The boys tennis team will have all 11 players competing Oct. 11-13 in the Class 5A State Tennis Tournament at the Gates Tennis Center. Nine of the 11 players won Region 6 champions at the Oct. 3-4 qualifying tournament hosted by the Eagles. • The undefeated football team scored all of its points in the first half in a 42-0 win over Rock Canyon on Oct. 5. • The volleyball team is also unbeaten and downed Rangeview 3-0 on Oct. 4 as the team had a kill percentage of 47.1, with Lily Thomason leading the attacks with nine kills. • The softball team ended the regular season with 12 wins after victories over Dakota Ridge on Oct. 2 and Prairie View on Oct. 4 and an 11-5 loss to Columbine on Oct. 6. Hannah Hollander was 3-for-4 with an RBI and Katie Meredith went 2-for-4 with three RBIs in the loss. Savannah Behabetz wrapped up the regular season with a team-leading .466 batting average.

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State golf: How they scored

Team and South Metro individual scores from the State High School Golf Tournaments held Oct. 1-2.

Class 5A Team scores: Fossil Ridge 450, Lakewood 455, Arapahoe 456, Regis Jesuit 458, Valor Christian 459, Fairview 463, Highlands Ranch 465, Liberty 471, Cherry Creek 475, Cherokee Trail 476, Ralston Valley 479, Legacy 487. South Metro individual leaders with finishing place: 3. Ty Findlow, Valor Christian, 74-70 - 144; 6. Tarek Salem, Highlands Ranch, 73-75 - 148; 7. Jonas Graham, Chaparral, 77-73 150; 10. Riley Rottschaefer, Arapahoe, 76-75 - 151; 10. Caleb Busta, Arapahoe, 75-76 - 151; 15. Tyler Mulligan, Chaparral, 77-76 - 153; 19. Jack Tickle, Arapahoe, 78-76 - 154; 23. Elisandro Aragon, Mountain Vista, 79-76 - 155; 23. Julian Drapela, Mountain Vista, 77-78 -155; 27. Cody Deneui, Highlands Ranch, 79-77 - 156; 29. Jake Welch, Valor Christian, 80-77 - 157; 29. Cade Kilkenny, Cherry Creek, 74-83 - 157; 32. Blake Katt, Legend, 79-79 - 158; 38. Nick Fallin, Rock Canyon, 82-77 - 159; 38. Carter Kovarik, Cherry Creek, 78-81 - 159; 38. Quinn Mosch, Cherry Creek, 79-80 - 159;42. Logan Byler, Valor Christian, 82-78 - 160; 46. Bren-

dan Fricke, Highlands Ranch, 84-77 - 161; 50. Trevor White, Valor Christian, 86-76 - 162; 50. Finn Olson, Rock Canyon, 79-83 - 162; 53. Chris Jonell, Arapahoe, 83-81 - 164; 54. Zach Cushman, Castle View, 83-82 - 165; 54. Jack Leibold, Heritage, 83-82 - 165; 73. Ryan Hilleary, Highlands Ranch, 85-86 -171; 79. Ryan Kennedy, Legend, 90-87 -177; 80. Brandon Alvarez, ThunderRidge, 88-94 - 182. Class 4A Team scores: Montrose 451; Steamboat Springs 457; Palmer Ridge 468; Ponderosa 477; Mullen 479. South Metro individual leaders with finishing place: 2. Mac Konrad, Ponderosa, 73-72 - 145; 26. Garrett Zinn, Ponderosa, 82-79 - 161; 50. Johnny Williams, Ponderosa, 86-86 - 172; 63. Kyle Pieters, Ponderosa, 93-85 - 178. Class 3A Team scores: Aspen 434; Kent Denver 443; Holy Family 457; Eaton 472; Classical Academy 476. South Metro individual leaders with finishing place: 10. Westin Pals, Lutheran, 75-72 - 147; 19. Luke Wright, SkyView Academy, 79-78 - 157; 46. Thomas O’Connor, Englewood, 87-82 - 169.

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TM

FALL IS FOR PLANTING (Trees, Shrubs, Perennials, Bulbs)

Screwed up your plumbing?

’s DeSpain HOME SOLUTIONS

• Yard Cleanups-Leaf Removal • Fall Planting • Mulch • • Rock-Shrub Trimming & Removal • Chemical Applications• • Winter Prep • Soil Amendment • Free Estimates •

— SMALL JOBS INSIDE AND OUT —

HANDY MAN 720-308-6696 www.askdirtyjobs.com

METRO GARDENING

JIM 303.818.6319

Hauling Service

Plumbing repair & Drain Cleaning

Lawn/Garden Services

Top Quality Gardening & Landscaping

Bryan 720-690-3718

Any and All Home Repairs & Painting. 40 years experience Call or Text Rick (303)810-2380

Over 30 Years Experience Licensed & Insured

Locally Owned & Operated • Competitive Rates • Free Estimates

.com

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DEPENDABLE, RELIABLE SERVICE

Al Vinnola 720-404-3525

Calling this number will direct you to a licensed sales agent. A licensed sales agent will be present with information and applications.

Call for advice and Phone Pricing

Solving All your Remodeling & Repair Problems – Just Ask!

Satisfying Customers for Over 23 Years

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D & D FENCING

Commercial & Residential All types of cedar, chain link, iron, and vinyl fences. Install and repair. Serving all areas. Low Prices. FREE Estimates. BBB Call For SPRING SPECIAL

Design & Installation • Sprinklers • Sod Retaining Walls • Xeriscape • Trees & Shrubs Decks • Installation & Renovation

Tuesday, October 16 • 6:30 PM Southglenn Library

OUTDOOR SERVICES Planted, Trimmed & Removal • Sod Work • Rock & Block Walls • Sprinklers • Aeration • Stumps Ground • Mulch

Licensed / Insured

DICK 303-783-9000 Lighting Robert Dudley Lighting

For all your indoor & outdoor lighting needs, plus… • Internet/TV Cable & Outlets •Ceiling Fans •Thermostats •Wall-Mounted TV’s • And many more services Free Estimates All Work Guaranteed

Call 720-456-8196

A&M Lawn Service Landscaping & Lawn Care Services • Sprinkler Blowout & Fall Winterizing • Fall Clean Up / Aeration/Pruning / Fertilization • Sprinkler Start-Ups / Repair • Landscaping • Flagstone or Pavestone • Shrub / Tree Installation & Pruning •Lawn Maintenance - Commercial & Residential Licensed & Insured • Family Owned & Operated Serving Littleton and Jeffco for 39 years

303-791-5551 720-209-5594

www.amlandscapingServices.com amlandscaping@gmail.com


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Pet Care & Services

We paint over 700 Homes Per Year No Deposit Ever Satisfaction Guaranteed 5 year, 7 year and 9 year Exterior Warranties 2 Yr. Interior Warranty Licensed & Insured up to $2 Million Locally Owned and Operated since 1989 Free Color Consulting & Samples

Residential Experts

Residential Experts

35% Off All Int. & Ext. 720-328-2572 720-569-4565

CALL TODAY FOR YOUR FREE QUOTE www.innovativepaintingllc.com Painting

Got Poop? We Scoop! Enjoy a clean, safe, and pet-waste free yard year-round.

• Blow Outs $40 • Aerations $40

Twice a week, once a week, and every other week. We guarantee our service 100% or will re-clean your yard for free!

Tony 720-210-4304 or Bryan 720-690-3718

Good old fashioned American work ethic

P itrone g S ons

Misc. Services

Scrap Metal, Batteries, Appliances, Wiring, Scrap Plumbing/Heating, Cars/Parts, Clean out Garages/Yards, Rake, Yard work done w/chainsaw, Certified Auto Mechanical / Body Work & paint available Also can do inside or outside cleaning 303-647-2475 / 720-323-2173

Painting

L.S. PAINTING, Inc. Littleton Based & Family Owned

303-948-9287

• Stain and Renew Custom Handrails • Custom Interior & Exterior • Residential & Commercial Painting • Paint Kitchen Cabinets • Free Estimates - Insured • 30 Years Serving Metro Denver • Satisfaction Guaranteed

A+

Rating BBB

Interior/Exterior, Stain decks/fences Free Estimates 303-349-1046 www.crrpainting.com

Interior • Exterior Residential Specialist Woodworking, Decks Fences: pressure washing / Drywall patch Free Estimates • Great Winter Rates

Highlands Ranch resident

Call Joseph

303-523-6372

Ed Vaughn - Keller Williams REALTOR, CNE, SRES, HSE Full sErVicE rEalty: Professional Photography, Market Analysis, Home staging Expert, House cleaning, Window cleaning, Face book marketing, Open House, Certified Negotiation Expert, Senior Real Estate Specialist.

Begin searching for your dreamhome today! Each office is independently owned and operated

Mobile: 303.408.7118 Office: 303.452.3300 Or online at: edvaughnhomes.com

Have a Hail Damaged Roof? PLUMBING & SPRINKLERS

Free Instant Phone Quote Repair or Replace: Faucets, Sprinklers, Toilets, Sinks, Disposals, Water Heaters, Gas Lines, Broken Pipes, Spigots/ Hosebibs, Water Pressure Regulator, Ice Maker, Drain Cleaning, Dishwasher Instl., for coupons go to vertecservices.com CALL Vertec (720)298-0880

ANCHOR PLUMBING

Residential: Hot Water Heat • Forced Air Water Heaters • Kitchens • Baths Service Repair • Sprinkler Repair

(303) 961-3485 Licenced & Insured

- Call Golden Spike Roofing - We are 100% Local & Have Great References - Roofing • Siding • Paint • Windows • Gutters

- Call Dave Vaughn 720-427-7422 - davegoldenspikeroofing@gmail.com

Plumb-Crazy, LLC.

“We’re Crazy About Plumbing” CUSTOM HOMES • REMODEL FINISHED BASEMENTS SERVICE AND REPAIR Licensed • Insured

PH: 303-472-8217 FX: 303-688-8821

Thomas Flooring & Tile • All Types of Tile • • Granite-Ceramic • • Porcelain • • Natural Stone •Vinyl • 32 Years Experience • Work Warranty

303-781-4919 FREE Estimates

ANYTHING TILE

● Marble ● Repairs ● Granite Counter Tops Remodeling is my specialty! Call now for free estimate

(303) 646-0140

h s i E L I sT

, nite References a available r rg s you need r fo ic * Bathrooms any ceram * Kitchens p * Backsplashes com nd ble one a * Entry Ways a d t r s * Patios, Decks fa fo rble, * Other Services an ma as required

Mark * 720-938-2415

Plumbing

Roofing/Gutters

DIRTY JOBS

Abraham Spilsbury Owner/Operator

Drain Cleaning & All Plumbing Repairs

www.askdirtyjobs.com Commercial & Residential 30 Years Experience Phone for free Quote

RALPH AFFORDABLE RALPH’S &&JOE’SJOE’S AFFORDABLE Drain Cleaning Repair-Replace-Install Drains, Fixtures & Water Lines Hot Water Tank Flush Out andpumps, Replace PRVlines, garbage Sump water Senior Discounts disposals, toilets, sinks & more

Family Owned 30 Years’ Experience Accepting all major credit cards “We Believe in Quality, Insured Bonded Integrity & & Proficiency

720-275-4020 or 303-935-1753

Tree Service

ABE’S TREE & SHRUB CARE

Done Dirt Cheap!

720-308-6696

ALAN ATTWOOD, Master Plumber

Painting

Tile

Roofing/Gutters

LS@LSPaintinginc.com www.lspaintinginc.com

CR&R Painting, Inc.

www.doodycalls.com 1.800.DoodyCalls (366.3922)

Real Estate

E X T E R I O R

Plumbing

Columbine Custom Contracting • Gutter Clean ups $40 • Fertilization $30 • Fence Repair & Painting • Power wash decks & houses • Clean Up / Tree service • Garage Doors • Painting • Licensed Plumber

*Offer cannot be combined with any other offer

I N T Painting C!pany E R Hand Brushed Quality Since 1968 I 303-791-5000 O R w w w. p i t r o n e a n d s o n s . c o m

Sprinklers

All Types of Roofing New Roofs, Reroofs, Repairs & Roof Certifications Aluminum Seamless Gutters Family owned/operated since 1980 Call Today for a FREE Estimate • Senior Discounts

• Pruning • Removals • Shrub Maintenance • FreeEstimates Certified Arborist,Insured, Littleton Resident 720.283.8226 • C:720.979.3888 aspilsbury@msn.com

(303) 234-1539

www.AnyWeatherRoofing.com • Sales@AnyWEatherRoofing.com

Windows

TOP WINDOW CLEANING #1 in Customer Satisfactions

10% OFF to NEW CUSTOMERS Over 20 Years Experience Insured / Bonded Call Today For A FREE Estimate Quality work guaranteed Gutter / Tree Works

720-400-6496 topwindowcleaning.net


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www.ColoradoServiceDirectory.com

„ HOME

& BUSINESS SERVICE DIRECTORY FROM A TO Z

To Advertise call Karen 303.566.4091

kearhart@coloradocommunitymedia.com

King Features Weekly Service

October 8, 2018

Need to get the word out?

Marketplace 1. Night School .................. (PG-13) Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart 2. Smallfoot ..............................(PG) animated 3. The House With a Clock in Its Walls .........................................(PG) Jack Black, Cate Blanchett 4. A Simple Favor ...................... (R) Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively 5. The Nun ................................. (R) Demian Bichir, Taissa Farmiga 6. Hell Fest ................................. (R) Bex Taylor-Klaus, Reign Edwards 7. Crazy Rich Asians ......... (PG-13) Constance Wu, Henry Golding 8. The Predator ......................... (R) Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes 9. White Boy Rick ..................... (R) Matthew McConaughey, Richie Merritt 10. Peppermint .......................... (R) Jennifer Garner, John Gallagher Jr. © 2018 King Features Synd., Inc.

Classic

TRUCK

Advertise with us to find a good home for your favorite Ford

Classifieds

Call Karen at 303.566.4091

Local Focus. More News. 18 newspapers. 20 websites. Connecting YOU to your LOCAL community. 303-566-4100 ColoradoCommunityMedia.com

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Serving the southeast Denver area

Castle Rock/Franktown

Castle Rock/Franktown

First United Methodist Church

WORLD MISSION CHURCH

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

Services:

Highlands Ranch

ENGLISH TRANSLATION

EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

Sunday Services - 10 a.m.

Congregation Beth Shalom

Church and School

Sunday Worship Times 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Trinity Lutheran School and ECEC (Ages 2 1/2 - 5; Grades K-8)

www.tlcas.org 303-841-4660

Find us on Facebook: Trinity Lutheran Church, Franktown

Cimarron Middle School 12130 Canterberry Parkway Parker, CO 80138 www.CSLParker.org

Serving the Southeast Denver area

Call or check our website for information on services and social events!

Centennial For Local News Anytime St. Thomas of More the Day Visit To advertise your place of worship OurColoradoNews.com in this section, call Karen at www.cbsdenver.org

303-794-6643

Catholic Parish & School

Trinity Lutheran

Parker

(KOREAN CHURCH)

7249 E. Park Dr. Franktown, CO TIME: 10:30 PM PHONE: 303-688-1004

Sunday Worship 9:00am & 10:45am - Worship 9:00am - Sunday School Little Blessings Parents Day Out www.littleblessingspdo.com

Greenwood Village

Seven Sunday Masses Two Daily Masses Confessions Six Days a Week STM Catholic School Preschool – Grade 8

8035 South Quebec Street Centennial, CO 80112 303.770.1155

www.stthomasmore.org

303-566-4091 or email kearhart@ ColoradoCommunityMedia.com

Pine Lane Elementary South 6475 E Ponderosa Dr. Parker, CO 80138 303-941-0668


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www.ColoradoCommunityClassifieds.com

Boarding for Retired Horses

High quality, low cost all-inclusive Horse Boarding for retired and senior horses. Contact Blue Rose Ranch 303-796-7739 Springfield, CO www.bluerosehorseretirement.org

„ GARAGE

SALES

„ MERCHANDISE „ ANTIQUES „ SPORTS

Misc. Notices

Statewide To Advertise call Karen Colorado 303.566.4091 Classified Advertising Network

To place a 25-word COSCAN Network ad in 91 Colorado newspapers for only $300, contact your local newspaper or call Colorado Press Association Network at 303-571-5117. AUCTIONS

Hurd Creek Ranch Auction Winter Park Land + Senior Water Rights Oct 13/2pm MT 926 Total Acres 13 Tracts & Combinations ColoradoRanchAuction.com / 970-531-5051 United Country / Gingery & Associates, Inc. B. Gingery, Lic# FA100044706 S. Terrel, Auctioneer 6% BP. See website for terms.

Cash for Mineral Rights Free, no-risk, cash offer. Contact us with the details: Call: 720-988-5617 Write: Minerals, PO BOX 3668, Littleton, CO 80161 Email: opportunity@ecmresourcesinc.com

SEMINAR

Songwriters Seminar at the Historic Occidental Hotel, October 12 - 13, 2018 Learn the ins & outs of songwriting from Kostas, Monty Holmes, David Stewart Call: 307-684-0451

Buy a 25-word statewide classified line ad in newspapers across the state of Colorado for just $300 per week. Ask about our frequency discounts! Contact this newspaper or call Colorado Press Network, 303-571-5117

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Garage Sales Arvada

Found - large CD Book is at Castle Rock Post Office Lost - Bracelet August 22nd in the evening between 5 & 7 Near Panera in Castle Rock, Black stones about, set in gold metal, white metal, Call 303-660-3798 leave message

Misc. Notices Arvada Church of God 7135 West 68th Avenue 1 time food bank for the Arvada Area Providing Food, Hygiene Items and Gift Cards Available one time only Call Carmen Terpin at 303-232-6146 FORMER EMPLOYEES OF ELECTRON FOUNDRY If you or someone you know worked for Electron Foundry in Littleton between 1953 and 1995 please call Rebecca at Simmons Hanly Conroy toll-free at 1-855-988-2537. You can also email rcockrell@simmonsfirm.com.

Garage/Downsizing Sale Thursday & Friday October 11 & 12 8am-4pm Saturday October 13 8am-2pm Lots of Tools and Tool Boxes Household Items, Big Craft De-stash New handcrafted items for sale 1960 fully restored Willies Pick up 6686 Arbutus Street in Arvada

Lone Tree

A social club offering many exciting social activities and friendships. Link 10 social hours, 4-6 P each Thur at Innsider Bar and Grill, Holiday Inn, 7390 Hampton Ave., Lkwd. Visit widowedamerica.org or contact Bob, 303-979-0181.

Farm Products & Produce Grain Finished Buffalo

quartered, halves and whole

719-771-8742

MORE!

kearhart@coloradocommunitymedia.com

Sons and Daughters of Italy 16th Annual

Holiday Gift and Craft Fair 5925 W. 32nd Ave, Wheat Ridge

Friday, October 19th 9:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. Saturday, October 20th 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. Over 25 booths, free parking, no entrance charge Everything from home baked goods to decorations and gift items

Lunch will also be available in our Luncheon “Cafe” Arts & Crafts Holiday Hills Village 2018 Art & Craft Fair

Saturday October 20th 2018 8am-4pm 2000 West 92nd Ave Federal Heights Featuring Prints, Wood Working, Home Made Bath Products, Quilts, Stained Glass, Sun Catchers, Jewelry, Crochet & Knitted Items, Doll Clothes, Yard Art, Items for Pets, Purses/Hats Ornaments, Baked Goods Free Admission

Bicycles

Lawn and Garden Toro Gas Lawn Mower w/electric spark $150 Toro Electric Snow Blower + 100' cord $150 Black & Decker Electric Leaf Blower $30 Cash Only Call 303-466-7709 leave message

Miscellaneous CEMETARY PLOTS

Crown Hill Wheat Ridge 2 very nice accessible plots, Block 17, Lot 19, Section 7 & 8 Asking $3500 each. Valued at $14,000 303-550-1110 Lots of small power and hand tools, antiques, pet items, BBQ utensils, new dishwasher in box. Details and photos. nealheyer@yahoo.com 303-726-5298

Musical Arts & Crafts

Selmer (Paris) Mark VI Saxophones: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone, including accessories 303-756-0994

New & Used Electric Bikes & Trikes Starting at $995 The Largest ebike Store in the Country Best Selection & Discount Prices

720-746-9958

11th Annual Craft Fair 55+ Vendors

Friday, October 26th, 10am-4pm & Saturday, October 27th, 9am-3pm 11355 Sheridan Blvd., Westminster Suggested admission is nonperishable food for the Growing Home Food Pantry. Café and Cookie Walk available to support our Nursery & Children’s Ministries.

Cash for all Vehicles! Cars, Trucks, Vans, SUV’s Any condition • Running or not Under $500

(303)741-0762

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MERCHANDISE

Family in Christ Church

TRANSPORTATION

Cell: (303)918-2185 for texting

Friday October 12th 8am-3pm & Saturday October 13th 9am-1pm 10627 Montecito Drive (Ridgegate Parkway & I25) Holiday, Household, Small Kitchen Appliances, Decorative Items, Furniture and much much more!

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

WIDOWED MEN AND WOMEN OF AMERICA.

„ PETS „ AUTOS „ &

Arts & Crafts

WANTED

Colorado Press Network

Lost and Found

EQUIPMENT

1919 Federal Blvd. Denver, CO 80204 ElectricBicycleMegaStore.com

Firewood

Wurlitzer Grand Piano Model C143, Blonde Color Perfect Condition $4500 (303)805-0301

Wanted to Buy Mr. Baseball, coming to Colorado buying sports cards and memorabilia (203)767-2407

PETS

Dogs Wanted

Split & Delivered $300 a cord Stacking available extra $35 Call 303-647-2475 or 720-323-2173

Looking for inexpensive Hypo Allergenic Dog 1year and up 303-919-4925

Autos for Sale 2014 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab, 4x4 V6 47,000 miles, loaded $25,000 (303)805-0301 FOR SALE 1996 Chevy 4 door Blazer in very good condition almost new tires, CD and Tape players 4 wheel drive, 6CYL Engine Good AC, Power Seats/Doors Interior in good condition $3200 Cash or best Cash offer 303-771-5645

Sell your merchandise on this page $25 for 2 weeks in 16 papers and online 303-566-4091 RV’s and Campers 1991 Dolphin Class C RV 70K miles $11,000 in excellent condition for more information call (303)862-9420

Selling Estate that includes 2018 Thor Ace 29.4 2 slides 2500 miles, Ford V10 $75,000 (303)805-0301

Wanted

Cash for all Vehicles! Cars, Trucks, Vans, SUV’s Any condition • Running or not Under $500

(303)741-0762

Cell: (303)918-2185 for texting

Bestcashforcars.com

DONATE YOUR CAR, TRUCK, BOAT, RV; Running or not, to www.developmentaldisabled.org Tax deductible! 303-659-1744. 20 years of service

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


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www.ColoradoCommunityCareers.com

„ EDUCATION „ FINANCE „ FOOD „ GENERAL „ HEALTHCARE „ PRODUCTION „ RETAIL „ SALES „ SERVICES „ TECHNOLOGY „ TRADES „ TRANSPORTATION

To Advertise call Karen 303.566.4091

kearhart@coloradocommunitymedia.com Help Wanted Help Wanted

CR&R, a family owned company since 1963, is now hiring for the following positions. Must be able to pass a drug and physical screening!

Current Positions available in Castle Rock

Class A Driver Needed • Double Endorsements Preferred • Seeking great commercial drivers to add to our team! • Be part of a great company with a minimum of 2 years experience and a clean MVR.

Diesel Mechanics Needed NOW !! CR&R is looking for Experienced Heavy Truck Diesel Mechanic with knowledge of all aspects of Diesel engines and hydraulics along with electrical diagnostics, troubleshooting, preventative maintenance & DOT inspections. APPLY NOW ! must have own tools.

COOK SUPERVISOR Life Care Center of Evergreen Full-time cook position available for noon–8:30 p.m. Culinary/food services experience required. Supervisory experience preferred. We offer great pay and benefits in a team-oriented environment. Karin Akerfelds 303-674-4500 | 303-674-8436 Fax 2987 Bergen Peak Dr. | Evergreen, CO 80439 Karin_Akerfelds@LCCA.com LifeCareCareers.com An Equal Opportunity Employer 120702

NOW Hiring Personal Care Workers for our local communities. Nights/Weekends/ Days./Eves. Training provided. $12-$18/hr based on exp./shifts. 303.232.4473 Michelle

Sr. Software MVS/zOS Development Engineer wanted by Travelport, LP in Englewood, CO. Dvlpg solutions to address Travelport's bus. challenges by managing project reqmts & customizing dvlpmt plans to be implmtd by S/ware Dvlpmt Teams while focusing on cost savings, high performance, high reliability & qlty of code. Bach deg in Comp Sci, Comp Applics, S/ware Engg or rel + 5 yrs rel exp. See addt'l description & job reqs on website. Visit & apply at https://www.travelport.com/careers, enter job ID# 6202BR under 'SEARCH'.

The company not only offers good pay, great benefits, a great work environment but here you are not just a driver, you’re FAMILY!

Apply at: crrwasteservices.com or call Liliana (714) 372-8238

Colorado Community Media, the Publisher of your hometown newspaper and the largest local media company in the state is looking to fill a If you strive to be a full time sales position.

larger part of your community by meeting with business owners big and small, helping them grow their business by marketing with digital media, community newspapers, and everything in between – then we would like to meet you.

Flexible - Like each day to be unique? Creative - Can you think “outside of the box” and build programs for your clients that fit their needs? Upbeat - Are you enthusiastic and like to have fun? Outgoing - Enjoy networking and providing outstanding customer service?

If you answered yes, please keep reading. Our titles are Marketing & Community Engagement Specialists Specialists, but we do so much more.

Send us your resume to ggarvey@coloradocommunitymedia.com We are locally family owned and operated, provide training, offer a competitive salary, commission and a full benefits package that includes paid time off, health, dental, vision and 401K.

Shop Mechanic

ARE YOU TIRED OF THE COMMUTE TO WORK? Come work for Colorado’s Largest Environmental Contractor located in Sedalia. We offer GREAT BENEFITS: 401K, Health Insurance. We are looking for experienced mechanics to help service our fleet of trucks, trailers small and large equipment. The right candidate will have a good work ethic, needs to be able to follow direction and work independently repairing company fleet vehicles and light to heavy equipment. Also, have working knowledge of repair of light and heavy equipment, trucks, trailers, and small engines; minimum of 3 years’ experience; must have own tools. Background check, physical exam, drug and alcohol testing are required. EEO Employer, Race, Gender, Veterans, Disability (303 471-1522 www.cdi-services.com

CLERKS/PROCESSORS/ PARALEGALS NEEDED

Law Firm located at I-25 and Lincoln Ave needs Full Time clerical or paralegal help. Multiple positions available. Foreclosure, title, closing, mortgage experience helpful but not required. Must be ACCURATE, reliable, and able to work in high volume fast paced office. Several benefits available including medical, dental, vision and a generous PTO policy. Email Cover Letter, Resume, and Salary Requirements to: janewaylawhiring@gmail.com with your name and where you saw our ad in the subject line

LEGITIMATE WORK AT HOME

No Sales, no Investment, No Risk, Free training, Free website. Contact Susan at 303-6464171 or fill out form at www.wisechoice4u.com

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


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„ HOMES „ APARTMENTS „ COMMERCIAL „ OFFICE „ INCOME PROPERTY „ STORAGE „ ROOMMATES

To Advertise call Barb 303.566.4125

bstolte@coloradocommunitymedia.com

Home for Sale

Free Market Evaluation

SELL your home $ 2495

No Upfront Fees M.L.S. Listing & Advertising Internet Advertising Professional Photography Showing & Feedback Service Sign & Lockbox Contracts & Negotiations Title Company & Escrows Settlement Representation Full Service Brokerage

*when purchasing another home *1% fee if selling only *+ buyer agent co-op

Charles Paeplow

Land

Condos/Townhomes

MOUTAIN PROPERTY 40+AC Surrounded by National Forest covered in mature timber, flowing spring, great hunting, near Colorado Trail $240,000

For Rent 7801 W. 35th Ave.

40+ AC NEXT TO PUBLIC LAND Located in County but close enough to walk to town, water well, owner financing $55,000 PRIME MOUNTAIN PROPERTY 41AC, Big Ponderosa Pines, Aspen Meadow, small creek, access to millions of acres of public land, great horseback riding, hiking and hunting, secluded and tranquil, owner financing $195,000 4 LOTS ON MAJOR HWY 4 Lots located on HWY 285 in the town of Saguache, Prime business location 50'x150' Each includes water and sewer, tap, $89,000

20 Years Experience Best of the Best Realtor

720-560-1999 charlespaeplow@yahoo.com

Contact Wilderness Realty & Land LLC 300 8th St Saguache, CO 81149 Call 719 655-2408

Cornerstone Homes Realty

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call, text, or e-mail

®

Open House Directory

INSPIRATION Near Parker

THIS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13 11AM-5PM 20+ quick move-in homes and 16 models to tour from the $400s. Gartrell & Inspiration Lane

Located at I-25 & Orchard at 8480 E. Orchard Rd., this is one of the most desirable business locations in the Denver Tech Center. We currently have a 4,771 SF sublease available with fantastic western views. This is a 5-yr. term with option to take the furniture. Offered at $25/sf full service. Call Sam Marks for additional information. Fuller Real Estate, 5300 DTC Pkwy., #100 Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111

King Features Weekly Service

© 2018 King Features Synd., Inc.

October 8, 2018

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A colleague might offer to open a door for you professionally. But before you walk through it, be sure this “favor” isn’t attached to an obligation you might find difficult to discharge. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your creativity, your persistence and your reliability could lead to a major career shift. Be sure to use that other Taurean trait, your practicality, when discussing what the job offers. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A changing situation might require some adjustments you might not have been prepared to make. However, flexibility in this matter could be the best course to follow at this time. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You’re in a period of fluctuating moods, which is not unusual for the Moon Child. Your emotions stabilize by the 26th. Meanwhile, try to hold off making major decisions until then. LEO (July 23 to August 22) That keen sense of perception helps you hunt down those minute details that others overlook. And, of course, your Leonine ego will accept the expected praise with good grace. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Be careful not to be confrontational when raising a work-related issue. Better to make a request than a demand. And, of course, be prepared to back up your case with facts.

RENTALS

Homes Kiowa 4 bedroom, 3 bath 2000 sq.ft. $1450/mo. (includes water/sewer/trash, monthly lot rent) No Smoking Great family home 303-587-8755 please leave message with return number Lakewood Bi-Level, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, huge deck, 2 car detached garage, area 1st / Wadsworth, Credit and Background check required, $2425 303-908-3200

Office Rent/Lease VARIOUS OFFICES 100-2,311 sq.ft. Rents from $200-$1750/month. Full service. 405-409 S Wilcox

Castle Rock

Wasson Properties 719-520-1730

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Homes

Senior Housing

InspirationColorado.com/OpenHouse LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Your ego might be hurt when a colleague turns down your offer to help. But accept it as a rejection of your offer, not of you. A friend from the past could re-emerge by week’s end. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A flow of positive energy turns a work project you didn’t want to do into something you actually love doing. Now, take that attitude into your social, intimate life — and enjoy what follows. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Working hard to meet your professional goals is fine. But don’t neglect your private life, especially where it concerns your more cherished relationships. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) “Patience” remains the key word in dealing with an emotionally sensitive situation involving a close friend or family member. Help comes your way by week’s end. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) With new information coming in, it’s a good time to rethink some of your goals without taking suggestions from others, no matter how well-meaning they might be. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Making progress on your project is relatively easy in the early part of the week. A problem could arise midweek. But all goes swimmingly once it’s resolved. BORN THIS WEEK: Holding fast to your principles, no matter what, inspires others to follow your example.

Orchard Pointe Office Sublease Available

Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

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ON THE PROPOSED 2019 BUDGET AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON THE AMENDED 2018 BUDGET OF THE YARD METROPOLITAN DISTRICT CITY OF LONE TREE, DOUGLAS COUNTY, COLORADO

October 11, 2018

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www.ColoradoCommunityMedia.com/Notices NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a proposed budget has been submitted to the Board of Directors of The Yard Metropolitan District (the “District”) for the year 2019. A copy of such proposed budget has been filed in the office of the District located at CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, 8390 East Crescent Parkway, Suite 300, Greenwood Village, Colorado, where the same is open for public inspection.

PUBLIC NOTICES PUBLIC NOTICE

CONCERNING DOUGLAS COUNTY’S COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) Updated 2015 CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION REPORT (CAPER)

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that a copy of the proposed amended 2018 budget has been submitted to the Board of Directors and is on file in the office of CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, 8390 East Crescent Parkway, Suite 300, Greenwood Village, Colorado, where the same is open for public inspection.

Public Notice

NOTICE OF PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE AT TAX LIEN SALE AND OF APPLICATION FOR ISSUANCE OF TREASURER’S DEED

budget will be considered at a public hearing Public Notices call Sheree 303.566.4088 legals@coloradocommunitymedia.com during a special meeting of the District to be To Every Person in Actual Possession or

City and County Public Notice AVISO PUBLICO REFERENTE AL PAQUETE DE SUBVENCIONES PARA EL DESARROLLO COMUNITARIO DEL CONDADO DE DOUGLAS CDBG por sus siglas en inglés) INFORME CONSOLIDADO ANUAL EVALUATIVO DEL DESEMPEÑO (CAPER por sus siglas en inglés) Revisado 2015 El Condado de Douglas ha preparado una revisión al CAPER del 2015 para el programa del año 2017, el cual evalúa el progreso en general para abordar prioridades y objetivos específicos identificados en el plan consolidado del Condado de Douglas 2014-2018 y el plan de acción anual. Este informe resume los logros del proyecto CDBG y provee un resumen financiero de los programas activos de CDBG. El condado invita a una revisión pública de este documento a partir del 11 de octubre del 2018 y finalizando el 25 de octubre del 2018. CAPER se remite al Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano de los Estados Unidos de acuerdo con las regulaciones del programa. Este informe está accesible en el sitio web del Condado de Douglas. Se puede obtener un formato impreso en el Condado de Douglas ubicado en 100 Third St., Castle Rock, y en cualquiera de los mostradores de consulta de las bibliotecas del Condado de Douglas. Si quiere proveer un comentario contacté a Tina Dill al 303 660-7460, tdill@douglas.co.us, o comentarios por escrito envíelos por correo a 100 Third Street, Castle Rock, CO 80104. Se pueden proveer acomodaciones razonables a individuos con discapacidades o aquellos que no hablan inglés para asegurar una revisión significativa de este documento. Los arreglos para las acomodaciones deben de hacerse con anticipación y pueden incluir el TDD (dispositivo de comunicación para sordos) /TTY (Teléfonos de texto para personas con problemas de audición y de habla) /número de retrasmisión y el uso de intérpretes si es necesario. Publicado: 11 de octubre del 2018 Boletín oficial del Condado de Douglas Legal Notice No.: 934084 First Publication: October 11, 2018 Last Publication: October 11, 2018 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press PUBLIC NOTICE CONCERNING DOUGLAS COUNTY’S COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) Updated 2015 CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION REPORT (CAPER)

Douglas County has prepared an update to the 2015 CAPER for the 2017 program year, which evaluates overall progress in addressing priorities and specific objectives identified in the 20142018 Douglas County Consolidated Plan and 2015 Annual Action Plan. This report summarizes CDBG project accomplishments and provides a financial summary of the active CDBG programs. The County invites public review of this document beginning October 11, 2018 and ending October 25, 2018. The CAPER is submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in accordance with program regulations. The report is accessible on Douglas County’s website. Hard copies are located at Douglas County, 100 Third St., Castle R ock, and any of the Douglas County Library Reference Desks. To provide comments contact Tina Dill at 303 660-7460, tdill@douglas.co.us, or mail written comments to 100 Third Street, Castle Rock, CO 80104. Reasonable accommodations can be provided to individuals with disabilities or those who do not speak English to ensure meaningful review of this document. Arrangements for accommodations are to be made in advance, and may include TDD/TTY/Relay number and the use of interpreters as needed. Legal Notice No.: 934085 First Publication: October 11, 2018 Last Publication: October 11, 2018 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press

Douglas County has prepared an update to the 2015 CAPER for the 2017 program year, which evaluates overall progress in addressing priorities and specific objectives identified in the 20142018 Douglas County Consolidated Plan and 2015 Annual Action Plan. This report summarizes CDBG project accomplishments and provides a financial summary of the active CDBG programs. The County invites public review of this document beginning October 11, 2018 and ending October 25, 2018. The CAPER is submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in accordance with program regulations. The report is accessible on Douglas County’s website. Hard copies are located at Douglas County, 100 Third St., Castle Rock, and any of the Douglas County Library Reference Desks. To provide comments contact Tina Dill at 303 660-7460, tdill@douglas.co.us, or mail written comments to 100 Third Street, Castle Rock, CO 80104. Reasonable accommodations can be provided to individuals with disabilities or those who do not speak English to ensure meaningful review of this document. Arrangements for accommodations are to be made in advance, and may include TDD/TTY/Relay number and the use of interpreters as needed.

City and County

Legal Notice No.: 934085 First Publication: October 11, 2018 Last Publication: October 11, 2018 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press

Metropolitan Districts Public Notice NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROPOSED 2019 BUDGET AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON THE AMENDED 2018 BUDGET OF THE YARD METROPOLITAN DISTRICT CITY OF LONE TREE, DOUGLAS COUNTY, COLORADO NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a proposed budget has been submitted to the Board of Directors of The Yard Metropolitan District (the “District”) for the year 2019. A copy of such proposed budget has been filed in the office of the District located at CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, 8390 East Crescent Parkway, Suite 300, Greenwood Village, Colorado, where the same is open for public inspection. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that a copy of the proposed amended 2018 budget has been submitted to the Board of Directors and is on file in the office of CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, 8390 East Crescent Parkway, Suite 300, Greenwood Village, Colorado, where the same is open for public inspection. Such proposed 2019 budget and amended 2018 budget will be considered at a public hearing during a special meeting of the District to be held at the offices of CliftonAllen LLP, 8390 East Crescent Parkway, Suite 300, Greenwood Village, Colorado on October 23, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. Any interested elector of the District may file any objections to the proposed 2019 budget or amended 2018 budget at any time prior to the final adoption of the 2019 budget or amended 2018 budget. This public hearing and meeting are open to the public. THE YARD METROPOLITAN DISTRICT DOUGLAS COUNTY, COLORADO By: /s/ Denise Denslow, Manager Legal Notice No.: 934081 First Publication: October 11, 2018 Last Publication: October 11, 2018 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press and Lone Tree Voice

Such proposed 2019 budget and amended 2018

held at the offices of CliftonAllen LLP, 8390 East Crescent Parkway, Suite 300, Greenwood Village, Colorado on October 23, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. Any interested elector of the District may file any objections to the proposed 2019 budget or amended 2018 budget at any time prior to the final adoption of the 2019 budget or amended 2018 budget.

Metropolitan Districts

This public hearing and meeting are open to the public. THE YARD METROPOLITAN DISTRICT DOUGLAS COUNTY, COLORADO By: /s/ Denise Denslow, Manager Legal Notice No.: 934081 First Publication: October 11, 2018 Last Publication: October 11, 2018 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press and Lone Tree Voice

Bids and Settlements PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF CONTRACTORS SETTLEMENT COUNTY OF DOUGLAS STATE OF COLORADO NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to Section 38-26-107, C.R.S., as amended, that on November 4, 2018, final settlement will be made by the County of Douglas, State of Colorado, for and on account of a contract between Douglas County and Villalobos Concrete Inc. for the 2018 CONCRETE PAVEMENT REPAIR, Douglas County Project Number CI 2018-004 in Douglas County; and that any person, co-partnership, association or corporation that has an unpaid claim against said Villalobos Concrete Inc. for or on account of the furnishing of labor, materials, team hire, sustenance, provisions, provender or other supplies used or consumed by such contractor or any of his subcontractors in or about the performance of said work, or that supplied rental machinery, tools, or equipment to the extent used in the prosecution of said work, may at any time up to and including said time of such final settlement on said November 4, 2018, file a verified statement of the amount due and unpaid on account of such claim with the Board of County Commissioners, c/o Director of Public Works Engineering, with a copy to the Project Engineer Daniel Roberts, Department of Public Works Engineering, Philip S. Miller Building, 100 Third Street, Suite 220, Castle Rock, CO 80104.

Bids and Settlements PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF CONTRACTORS SETTLEMENT COUNTY OF DOUGLAS STATE OF COLORADO NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to Section 38-26-107, C.R.S., as amended, that on the 5th day of NOVEMBER 2018, final settlement will be made by the County of Douglas, State of Colorado, for and on account of a contract between Douglas County and W.E. O’NEIL CONSTRUCTION COMPANY for INVITATION FOR BID (IFB) #019-16, PARKER YARD (GAILEN D. BUCK SERVICE CENTER) PROJECT, PHASE 2 CONSTRUCTION, (PO#36336), in Douglas County; and that any person, co-partnership, association or corporation that has an unpaid claim against said W.E. O’NEIL CONSTRUCTION COMPANY for or on account for the furnishing of labor, materials, team hire, sustenance, provisions, provender or other supplies used or consumed by such contractor or any subcontractors in or about the performance of said work, or that supplied rental machinery, tools, or equipment to the extent used in the prosecution of said work, may at any time up to and including said time of such final settlement on said 5th day of NOVEMBER 2018, to file a verified statement of the amount due and unpaid on account of such claim with the Douglas County Government, Board of County Commissioners, c/o Facilities, Fleet & Emergency Support Services, 100 Third Street, Castle Rock, Colorado 80104. Failure on the part of the claimant to file such statement prior to such final settlement will relieve said County of Douglas from all and any liability for such claimant’s claim. The Board of Douglas County Commissioners of the County of Douglas, Colorado, By: Carolyn S. Riggs, CPPB, Purchasing Supervisor, Douglas County Government. Legal Notice No.: 934039 1st Publication Date: 10/4/18 2nd Publication Date: 10/11/18 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press

Misc. Private Legals

Occupancy of the hereinafter Described Land, Lot or Premises, and to the Person in Whose Name the Same was Taxed or Specially Assessed, and to all Persons having an Interest or Title of Record in or to the said Premises and To Whom It May Concern, and more especially to:

Misc. Private Legals

OCCUPANT - CALVERT & CO - TTLBL LLC INFINITY COMMUNITIES AT STONEGATE LLC A COLORADO LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY AS TO PARCEL A FOR INFINITY COMMUNITIES - PAUL SCHMERGER JR ON BEHALF OF INFINITY COMMUNITIES AT STONEGATE LLC - INFINITY COMMUNITIES AT STONEGATE LLC A COLORADO LIMITED LIABILITY CORPORATION BY PAUL SCHMERGEL JR - DAVID R CALVERT SR AND PHYLLIS K CALVERT - JEFFRE Y SPRINGER, REGISTERED AGENT INFINITY COMMUNITIES AT STONEGATE LLC - INFINITY COMMUNITIES AT STONEGATE LLC CALVERT & COMPANY, A COLORADO CORPORATION - PHYLLIS K CALVERT - DAVID R CALVERT, PRESIDENT CALVERT & COMPANY, A COLORADO CORPORATION - CALVERT & COMPANY, A COLORADO CORPORATION - DAVID R CALVERT - DAVID R CALVERT ET AL AKA DAVID ROSS CALVERT DENVER HEALTH AND HOSP AUTHORITY CHRISTINE HUSHION - DAVID R CALVERT, PRESIDENT CALVERT AND COMPANY A COLORADO CORPORATION - MICHAEL D MOODY - ODS FINANCING LLC, A COLORADO LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY - DAVID ROSS CALVERT SR - STAN WEINHAUER DAVID R CALVERT ET AL AKA DAVID R CALVERT AKA DAVID ROSS CALVERT SR AND PHYLLIS K CALVERT - STATE OF COLORADO, DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE

You and each of you are hereby notified that on the 6th day of November 2014 the then County Treasurer of the County of Douglas, in the State of Colorado, sold at public tax lien sale to TTLBL LLC the following described real estate situate in the County of Douglas, State of Colorado, to wit: LOT 130 STONEGATE FILING 14A TOTAL ACREAGE 0.275 AM/L

and said County Treasurer issued a certificate of purchase therefore to TTLBL LLC. That said tax lien sale was made to satisfy the delinquent* taxes assessed against said real estate for the year 2013. That said real estate was taxed or specially assessed in the name(s) of CALVERT & CO for said year 2013

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Failure on the part of claimant to file such statement prior to such final settlement will relieve said County of Douglas from all and any liability for such claimant's claim.

The Board of Douglas County Commissioners of the County of Douglas, Colorado, By: Janet Herman, P.E., Director of Public Works Engineering. Legal Notice No.: 934036 First Publication: October 4, 2018 Second Publication: October 11, 2018 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press Account Number: 00012184

Facts do not cease to exist b ybecause g they are ignored. - Aldous Huxley

Public Notice

NOTICE OF PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE AT TAX LIEN SALE AND OF APPLICATION FOR ISSUANCE OF TREASURER’S DEED

To Every Person in Actual Possession or Occupancy of the hereinafter Described Land, Lot or Premises, and to the Person in Whose Name the Same was Taxed or Specially Assessed, and to all Persons having an Interest or Title of Record in or to the said Premises and To Whom It May Concern, and more especially to:

That said TTLBL LLC on the 25th day of May 2018 the present holder of said certificate, has made request upon the Treasurer of said County for a deed to said real estate; That a Treasurer’s Deed will be issued for said real estate to the said at 1:00 o’clock P.M., on the 24th day of January 2019 unless the same has been redeemed. Said property may be redeemed from said sale at any time prior to the actual execution of said Treasurer’s Deed. Witness my hand this 11th day of October 2018

/s/ David Gill County Treasurer of Douglas County Legal Notice No: 934060 First Publication: October 11, 2018 Last Publication: October 25, 2018 Publisher: Douglas County News Press

OCCUPANT - CALVERT & CO - TTLBL LLC INFINITY COMMUNITIES AT STONEGATE LLC A COLORADO LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY AS TO PARCEL A FOR INFINITY COMMUNITIES - PAUL SCHMERGER JR ON BEHALF OF INFINITY COMMUNITIES AT STONEGATE LLC - INFINITY COMMUNITIES AT STONEGATE LLC A COLORADO LIMITED LIABILITY CORPORATION BY PAUL SCHMERGEL JR - DAVID R CALVERT SR AND PHYLLIS K CALVERT - JEFFREY SPRINGER, REGISTERED AGENT INFINITY COMMUNITIES AT STONEGATE LLC - INFINITY COMMUNITIES AT STONEGATE LLC CALVERT & COMPANY, A COLORADO CORPORATION - PHYLLIS K CALVERT - DAVID R CALVERT, PRESIDENT CALVERT & COMPANY, A COLORADO CORPORATION - CALEvery Aday, the government VERT & COMPANY, COLORADO CORPOR- newspapers like this one to publish ATION - DAVID R CALVERT - DAVID R CALmakes decisions that can affect your - public notices since the birth of the VERT ET AL AKA DAVID ROSS CALVERT DENVER AND AUTHORITY life.HEALTH Whether theyHOSP are decisions on - nation. Local newspapers remain CHRISTINE HUSHION - DAVID R CALVERT, zoning,CALVERT taxes, new businesses or A the most trusted source of public PRESIDENT AND COMPANY COLORADO CORPORATION - MICHAEL D other issues,LLC, governments MOODYmyriad - ODS FINANCING A COLOR- notice information. This newspaper ADO LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY play a big role in your life. - DAVID publishes the information you need ROSS CALVERT SR - STAN WEINHAUER DAVID R CALVERT ET AL AKA Governments haveDAVID reliedR CALon to stay involved in your community. VERT AKA DAVID ROSS CALVERT SR AND PHYLLIS K CALVERT - STATE OF COLORADO, DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE

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You and each of you are hereby notified that on the 6th day of November 2014 the then County Treasurer of the County of Douglas, in the State of Colorado, sold at public tax lien sale to TTLBL LLC the following described real estate situate in the County of Douglas, State of Colorado, to wit:

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