May 9, 2014 Douglas County, Colorado | Volume 12, Issue 28 A publication of
Officer dragged, suspect arrested Alleged driver found in tree, officer not seriously hurt By Chris Michlewicz
Colorado National Guard Spc. Andrew Senphannarat keeps an eye out during an interagency wildfire evacuation drill near the Happy Canyon subdivision in Castle Pines on May 3. Photos by Hannah Garcia
Where there’s smoke … Mock wildfire drill tackles real-world situations By Hannah Garcia
hgarcia@colorado communitymedia.com Although some residents may have been startled to see Humvees and police cruisers crawling around Happy Canyon on May 3, it was only a mock wildfire drill that had public safety officials converging on the subdivision. But with warmer temperatures and wind speeds climbing, and keeping in mind the raging wildfires the state has seen in recent years, Douglas County residents shouldn’t take the exercise any less seriously, according to sheriff’s office spokesman Ron Hanavan. “Today, we’re focusing on evacuations. The major goals are life and property safety,” Hanavan said, urging residents to sign up for emergency alerts and prepare evacuation kits. “We’re right around the corner from wildfire season
Elizabeth Fire Chief TJ Steck, serving as an incident commander, goes over plans during a briefing at the Douglas County Fairgrounds as part of an interagency wildfire drill on May 3. and this is real-world stuff. It can happen anywhere.” Crews were dispatched to evacuate and protect homes in the Happy Canyon area, where the mock fire ensued. National Guard officials set up roadblocks
and checkpoints while trying to corral participating residents to the evacuation center, which was located at the Douglas Smoke continues on Page 13
Baby news video goes viral Family moment has 1.4 million views By Chris Michlewicz
cmichlewicz@colorado communitymedia.com Pure joy is an expression that’s universal — and apparently viral. A momentous occasion for a Douglas County family, caught on video, has led to a groundswell of social media sharing and light-hearted news segments. Jacob and Hannah Ouellette, who founded Thrive Church in Parker, wanted to find a creative way to tell their two children about a new addition to the family. Mommy-to-be Hannah
Ouellette came up with the idea of putting miniature sonogram images inside plastic eggs in the kids’ Easter baskets, but the hint didn’t immediately click with Faithlyn, 6, and Ethan, 3. So when dad revealed the news that “mommy’s going to have a baby,” the reaction was swift and priceless. First came the surprised looks on their faces, then Faithlyn confirming that she heard correctly. Following that was a jubilant squeal of laughter and excitement that captured the hearts of viewers. Faithlyn, who had been begging for another sibling, hugs her mom and finishes the 1-minute, 46-second Baby continues on Page 13
Hannah and Jacob Ouellette, who founded Thrive Church in Parker, surprised their kids, Faithlyn, 6, and Ethan, 3, with baby news and footage of the moment has gone viral on YouTube, racking up 1.4 million views as of May 5. Courtesy photo
Three people were arrested after a man attempted to flee during a traffic stop and dragged a Parker police officer for more than a quarter of a mile. Officers stopped a vehicle at 1:23 a.m. May 1 at South Parker Road and Valley Hi Drive, near the Douglas-Arapahoe county line. They took the driver, Kent Scott Williams, 49, into custody for having a revoked driver’s license. After the arrest, officers observed a male passenger hiding under miscellaneous items on the rear seat floorboard. “Officers attempted to contact the male and an altercation ensued. The male in the rear seat then jumped into the driver’s seat and attempted to gain control of the vehicle,” the department said in a statement. A female officer ran to the driver’s side door and attempted to turn off the Lamb ignition. The suspect, later identified as Justin Wayne Lamb, 29, accelerated and drove north on South Parker Road, dragging the officer over the center median and into the southbound lanes. With the officer still hanging on, the vehicle went through a fence and down an embankment, where the car came to a stop. Police say Lamb then fled on foot through a field. A perimeter was set up and the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office responded with a K9 unit. After a “persistent K9 track,” the suspect was found in a tree and taken into custody at 4:46 a.m., more than three hours after the initial traffic stop, the department’s statement said. The unidentified officer who was dragged by the vehicle sustained only minor injuries. She was later released from a local hospital after being examined. She is not on leave, but it is unclear when she will return to duty. “She was dragged more than a quarter of a mile,” said Dawn Cashman, spokeswoman for the Parker Police Department. “It was a pretty good ride. We’re very thankful she didn’t sustain serious injury and that everyone, our officers and the public, is OK.” A female passenger in the vehicle was detained, but was later released and will not be charged. All three suspects were transported to the Douglas County jail. Investigators are still trying to find out why Lamb was trying to evade police. Cashman said she is unsure whether drugs or weapons were found in the vehicle. The vehicle was originally stopped for having expired license plate tags. Lamb faces 16 total charges with the most serious being first-degree assault. His bond was set at $400,000 during an advisement hearing May 2. As of a May 7 court appearance in Castle Rock, Lamb was still being detained. His next hearing was slated for May 9.
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Lawmakers: Moderates needed to further debate Every couple of years, the Legislature loses familiar faces, for better or for worse. Some have to leave because of term limits. But others decide on their own that government and politics just aren’t for them any more — giving us hope that politicians aren’t entirely crazy. It’s common for lawmakers who are leaving the Capitol to reflect on the past and look toward the future. But during recent conversations with three outgoing female lawmakers, I found it interesting how concerned they were over one thing in particular — the loss of moderate representation at the Capitol. “I think it’s very sad that three moderate women are opting out of a fourth term,” said Rep. Sue Schafer, D-Wheat Ridge. Schafer referenced herself and Republican Reps. Carole Murray of Castle Rock and Cheri Gerou of Evergreen as three lawmakers whose exits will leave a void at the General Assembly. The three women — who have served in the House for a combined 18 years — have been known to cast votes that blur party lines. For example, Schafer sometimes bucks her party on small business issues. “I don’t always vote with my caucus,” she said. “Sometimes we have bad bills
and so do the others across the aisle.” Murray was a co-sponsor of the Student Success Act, a major bipartisan education bill. And she shed tears and raised eyebrows when she voted for last year’s bill that created civil unions in Colorado — joining only a few Republicans to do so. Gerou also voted for the civil unions bill and has often crossed the aisle on legislation, which sometimes ruffles the feathers of those on the more conservative wing of the Republican Party. Both Gerou and Murray said they are concerned that their party is losing touch with moderate voters. That’s been a struggle for a party that has not fared well at the state or national level in recent years. Gerou did not hesitate when I asked whether she was concerned about the state of her party. “Oh, absolutely,” she said. “It’ll guarantee that we’re in the minority for a really
long time. I talked to Sue Schafer and she’s concerned there’s no moderation, and it’s on both sides. But I think it’s your own party that bugs you the most because you expect certain things from the other party, but it disappoints you when your party does things you don’t like.” Gerou said it is social issues — such as gay marriage, debates over abortion and immigration reform — that is hurting the GOP brand. “I hope they stop focusing on social issues and get back to doing what Republicans have always done well, and that’s represent business,” Gerou said. “I wish the social issues would go away. “I look back at someone like Barry Goldwater, when they asked him his thoughts on gays in the military. And he said, `I don’t care. If they want to serve our country, let them serve our country.’ That’s the type of Republican I like to be around.” Murray agrees that social issues have hurt the party and have turned off many voters, including many Republicans. “It’s particularly difficult to the old-line, establishment Republicans who have not been accustomed to the social issues being brought into the conservation,” Murray said. “And the new Republicans, too. All of the young interns and aides at the
Capitol have a hard time relating to the hard stance that we take on certain issues. “I’ve had many friends who feel like they don’t recognize the party and that gives me pause. Because, as a party, we can’t be pushing people away. We need to find out a way to bring people in.” Murray said that Republicans should do more to reach out to Hispanics, who are growing in population and in political strength. “If we don’t bring them in — and soon — we may never win again,” Murray said. Gerou feels the same way and hopes that the party gets back on track by focusing on economic issues and not social ones. But don’t expect Gerou to change parties any time soon. “I’m not going to become a Democrat; I just can’t,” Gerou said while laughing. “I couldn’t do that to my grandparents. It’s like when I was younger, I couldn’t live with a guy because if my grandmother ever found out, I couldn’t face it. “I’m 58 years old and my grandmother still controls my life.” Vic Vela covers the Legislature for Colorado Community Media. He can be reached at email@example.com. Or, follow him on Twitter: @VicVela1.
Incumbents retain seats on water board Klotz and Beard notch convincing wins By Chris Michlewicz cmichlewicz@colorado communitymedia.com The two incumbents running for the Parker Water & Sanitation District Board of Directors have retained their seats, according to unofficial election results.
Darcy Beard and Merlin Klotz each earned another four-year term during the May 6 mail-ballot election by garnering 1,803 and 1,379 votes, respectively. They were not immediately available for comment the morning of May 7. Mark J. Lewis received 948 votes, Valerie Holden received 871 and John Meardon got 459. The results will be certified May 15. Beard and Klotz expressed concern during their campaigns about outside interests compromising the work that has gone into Rueter-Hess Reservoir, a 72,000 acre-
foot reservoir west of Parker that stores the town’s drinking water. A Washington, D.C., developer has proposed constructing Stroh Road between Motsenbocker Road and Interstate 25 to create an economic corridor, which would require bridges over the reservoir. The board is worried about potential hazardous materials spills and forced changes to its plan to allow recreation and possibly camping at Rueter-Hess. Roughly a week before the election, Parker Water’s five-member board passed
a resolution officially opposing the road extension. The resolution said, in part, that the “proponents refuse to identify on whose behalf they are acting and who is paying their fees.” It also said they have failed to identify a road alignment. The PWSD board is working on a longrange financial plan. It is also constructing pipelines to bring reclaimed water from Denver and Aurora to the reservoir, which now contains 10,000 acre-feet of water.
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Seller’s market makes for quick sales, higher prices rboldrey@colorado communitymedia.com Ron and Jill Olds were hoping for the best when they put their Castle Rock home on the market this April. After being told by a real estate agent a few years back they couldn’t get a penny more than $179,000, they decided to wait for the market to come back. Earlier this year, they decided they were ready to find their retirement home out in the country, and their agent encouraged them to list their three-bedroom Founders Village home at $225,000.
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highest bid had an escalation clause built in agreeing to pay as much as $240,000. “I was shocked,” Ron Olds said. “I didn’t believe it. Things don’t work like that for me. “I’m the one that buys high and sells low. A couple of years ago houses were selling for around $150,000 here and we couldn’t move, we couldn’t do anything.” Highlands Ranch-based broker Sean Reilly said he has seen more and more of these types of situations recently. Having been on both sides of the phenomenon, Reilly has watched a house he’s listed pick up 11 offers in three days, and he’s also had clients who have missed out on homes despite offering more than $15,000 over list price. “It’s a great time to sell, but a challenge to buy right now,” Reilly said. “If
it is priced right, it’s going to go quick. If it’s in the ballpark, you better make a strong offer or otherwise you are going to miss out.” With confidence in the market having returned, people getting priced out of a stronger-than-ever rental market and interest rates still not that far north of alltime lows hit a year ago, Reilly sees the current trends in the market continuing and said people are clamoring to get in while the getting is still good. The number of new listings in the first quarter of 2014 in Douglas County is down just 2 percent from a year ago, according to Metrolist, but average sales prices are up 6.4 percent as active inventory has dropped 20.1 percent and the average days on the market have dipped from 69 to 54. The latter number would likely be lower, Reilly said, but many people are “trying the market, knowing that the buyers are going to be there” and listing higher than the home is worth. On the whole, homes in the county are selling for 98.9 percent of list price, and many people, like the Olds — who are busy packing up for their new 10acre spread in Kiowa — are finding themselves in a situation where they are getting more than they ask for.
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They were hoping going in that high, they could get somewhere around $217,000. They also hoped they wouldn’t be sitting on it too long as they were starting to see properties they liked and weren’t sure how long those homes would stay on the market in what has quickly become a seller’s market. The Olds didn’t realize how much of a seller’s market it truly has become. The first day their house was on the market, the couple headed out for the day as a steady parade of real estate agents brought eight potential buyers to the house in the morning and their agent saw another 20 prospective buyers during an afternoon open house. At day’s end, the Olds had four offers on their home, all above list price. The
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5th Annual Memorial Day Veterans’ Service of Remembrance The Sunday farmer’s market in downtown Parker, which begins May 11, attracts 4,000-7,000 people per week. Courtesy photo
Farmer’s market opens on Sunday Vendors include local organic farms By Chris Michlewicz
cmichlewicz@colorado communitymedia.com The owners of the Parker Farmer’s Market are going “about as local as we can get” this summer. There is much to think about in the run-up to the weekly market in downtown Parker, which opens for the season on Mother’s Day, May 11. The selection process for vendors is no easy task, with more than 200 applying for a coveted spot on Mainstreet. But things are getting a little easier with the growing number of small farms around Douglas County, said Jason Williams, who owns Williams Family Markets with his wife, Jillane. Parker’s own Flat Acres Farm will join the fray this year, as will Yoko Farm, a spread off Tomahawk Road that’s dedicated to fresh, organic produce. Kiowa’s Pumpkin Hollow Farm will also run a booth. The western slope is represented
with Meeker-based 5280 Land & Cattle Co. LLC, a company that peddles grass-fed and grass-finished beef, as well as pasture-raised pork. And, of course, there are the ever-popular Palisade peaches that arrive in midsummer. All of the vendors, whether local, regional or national, are carefully vetted before receiving an invitation. Any business that sells food is held to a strict set of standards enforced by the Tri-County Health Department. With the exception of a few non-hazardous food items, all edible goods must be prepared in a licensed commercial kitchen for the safety of consumers. Merchants undergo reference checks and must send photos of products in the making and prior booth set-ups. The two-block section of Mainstreet is bustling each Sunday between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. with just the right amount of people. Williams is cautious about avoiding a glut of booths for the sake of a bigger footprint. “We’re intentionally not growing it down there. It’s at a good size now and we want everyone to be successful,”
Williams said. “We’re paying attention to not doubling up on too many of the same products and laying it out so it flows as you walk through.” The season will begin with 80 vendors; that number will ramp up to 90-100 at peak season. The constant rotation of new produce keeps the market lively and colorful. Baskets of radishes give way to corn, carrots, cucumbers and peppers. Fresh fruit, like cherries and apples, draw big crowds, too. Pumpkins, potatoes and squash finish the season, which goes until the last weekend in October. The scents of baked and fried goods are sprinkled in with the produce. There are guilty pleasures from Cream City Market, a Wisconsin company known for its cheese curds, and a bakery that whips up gluten-free versions of traditional favorites. Add to that a wide selection of sauces, green chili, jams, jellies, granola, and locally-roasted coffee, and you have a market built for all tastes. “We’re trying to put a focus on local and handmade goods,” said Williams, whose company acquired the Southlands Farmer’s Market last fall.
news in a hurry Rocky Vista ranked among least expensive schools
Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine was ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the 10th least-expensive private medical school in the nation. The rankings were based on data provided by 114 schools and published in The U.S. News Short List, a regular series providing students and parents with information regarding undergraduate and graduate programs. The list includes tuition for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Fraud summit focuses on seniors
In response to the 18th Judicial District experiencing a growing population of individuals age 60 and above, the District Attorney’s Office will host the second annual 2014 Fraud Prevention and Safety Summit May 15 at the Parker Arts, Culture and Events Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Avenue. The one-day, no-cost event will give participants a clearer understanding of how to recognize potential fraud and ID theft, and also learn fraud prevention strategies and how to safeguard sensitive information. Attendees will have an opportunity to talk one-on-one with fraud prevention experts and community agencies. Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. and the event will run from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Registration is required by May 7. Free parking is provided. Complimentary lunch and door prizes will also be provided. Register online through the AARP Foundation or call 1-877-926-8300.
Toll Brothers opens model homes in two new communities
Toll Brothers is preparing to unveil fully-decorated model homes in two new Parker communities. The Bella model home in The Highlands at Parker and the Yuma model home in The Hills at Parker will be open to the public daily starting May 10. Toll Brothers’ popular Bella floor plan features an expanded gourmet kitchen as a highlight of its four-bedroom, two-story design. The homes have a vaulted family room highlighted by an array of windows, a fireplace and an attractive staircase. It’s one of six home designs
available in The Highlands at Parker. Home sizes range from 2,900 square feet to more than 4,100 square feet and prices begin in the lower $500,000s. The four-bedroom, two-story Yuma Farmhouse model home features the popular first-floor master bedroom. The Hills at Parker offers four home designs ranging from 2,100 square feet to more than 3,500 square feet, including one ranch plan. Prices begin in the upper $300,000s. The Yuma model home is located at 21962 E. Idyllwilde Dr. and the Bella model home is at 11675 Pine Canyon Point.
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School district IT contract draws questions Update to systems prompts doubts about project’s price tag By Jane Reuter
jreuter@colorado communitymedia.com The Douglas County School Board recently approved spending $2.2 million to replace its human resources, payroll and benefits system, plus $639,000 for a fiveyear subscription for support services to the winning vendor, California-based Workday. School board President Kevin Larsen said the district’s software is at a critical point. Doing nothing was not an option. “No matter what, our system needed to be upgraded at significant cost, or we needed a new system altogether,” he said. “What we’re doing is a savings over an upgrade. “It’s not just for accounting or HR; it’s to build a platform for all our systems to work together. It will also make it more feasible for us to get the data that’s often asked of us.” But not everyone was sold on the decision, which was made during an April
school board meeting. “I think they’re going to end up asking for more money later,” said parent Jenny Robertson, an IT project manager for a financial services company who has used Oracle and other databases throughout her career. Oracle is one of the two IT companies recently considered for the eight-year DCSD contract. Robertson, who expressed concerns during the April 15 meeting, said she has never worked for Oracle. “In all honesty, I think the $2.2 million is going to be a lot higher,” she said. “I think the $600,000 is also going to be a lot higher.” Parent Anne-Marie LeMieux also spoke at the meeting, referring to problems with a system upgrade at the Tucson (Ariz.) Unified School District from 2009-13. That school district’s top administrators — who now hold the same positions in Douglas County — recommended a switch to a new HR, payroll and benefits software program that proved expensive and unworkable. “Our children cannot afford such losses,” LeMieux said. “Please do not move forward without being certain you have all the facts in safeguarding against this failure.” TUSD purchased the human resources, payroll and benefits software in 2009. The
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Lincoln Ave - East of I-25 Under Construction June 16 November 2014 One of Douglas County’s major east/west thoroughfares will receive a much-needed pavement replacement, constructed in phases between Chambers Road and Keystone, beginning Monday, June 16 through midto-late November 2014, weather permitting. The construction will occur from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday during the entire project. While the road will be open during construction, alternative routes are advised. To receive construction updates as well as information on alternative routes visit www.lincoln-ave-east.com
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following year, Superintendent Elizabeth Fagen and Chief Financial Officer Bonnie Betz left TUSD for equivalent positions in Douglas County. Meanwhile, TUSD spent $10 million and four years trying to make the software work before dumping it in 2013. When TUSD’s Lawson software was purchased in 2009, it was under the recommendation of a team led by Fagen and Betz. In a December 2010 article in the Arizona Daily Star, TUSD board president Judy Burns said they had been “duped.” “We were promised certain things by people who are now gone — how convenient for them,” said Burns, who has since died. Neither Fagen nor Betz responded to requests for comment, but Larsen said Tucson’s problems occurred after DCSD’s staff left there. “They may have initially proposed and procured a system, but the implementation happened after they came to Douglas County,” he said. “However well or not they implemented the plan, Dr. Fagen and Bonnie did not oversee what went on in Tucson after they left.” Betz described the DCSD system she first encountered in 2011 as “obsolete” with “highly manual, paper-based processes,” findings confirmed by an Oracle IT assessment. The web of systems now in place is “expensive to maintain, difficult to manage” and “a real pain when we have upgrades
in each other’s systems,” DCSD’s Chief Information Officer Gautam Sethi told the board in April. “We’re going to take all the extra things away, and add the new things we need. It’ll all be in one comprehensive package — easy to run, easy to maintain, easy to use.” The Workday company system approved also will have an estimated $7 million to $13 million return on investment, Betz said. DCSD officials also said they negotiated the district’s costs for the new software sharply downward, including twice-annual upgrades for no added cost. But Robertson said she could see “at a glance” that DCSD has underestimated its project costs. “I’m an IT project manager with over 20 years of experience, and I’m accustomed to having a clear business case prior to a major IT investment, which includes all major costs and benefits,” she said. “My concern is that the (board of education) made a significant financial decision without the necessary input. This could lead to less money that is passed from the district to the DCSD schools in the future.” Board member Craig Richardson thanked the speakers at the meeting before voting to approve the expenditure. “We think this is an important undertaking and we’ll be held accountable,” he said. “The implementation and execution of this program, the board having approved an expenditure of this magnitude, is our responsibility.”
Union Station transit hub slated to open Project links rail, bus, shuttle services By Jane Reuter
firstname.lastname@example.org The transit hub of RTD’s renovated Union Station, which merges light rail, commuter rail, Amtrak lines, buses, taxis, shuttles, bicycles and pedestrians into a central access point in downtown Denver, opens May 9. Its most visible element is a white canopy reminiscent of Denver International Airport’s, under which both Amtrak and future commuter rail line to DIA will serve passengers. The East Rail Line will transport passengers from Union Station to the airport by commuter rail, a method that is faster and makes fewer stops than light rail. Set to begin service in 2016, those trains will depart every 15 minutes for the 35-minute trip to DIA. South suburban residents won’t need to travel downtown to take the East Line. They
will instead to be able to take the light rail on a future Z Line route from Lone Tree’s Lincoln Station to an East Line connection at Peoria and Interstate 70. The ride from Lone Tree to DIA will take about an hour and 20 minutes. Cost hasn’t yet been established. Another highlight of the transit center is a 22-bay underground bus concourse, which extends from just east of the light rail stop to the Union Station building. It replaces the Market Street bus station. The historic Union Station building and hotel, adjacent to the transit hub, also is under redevelopment with a planned July completion. It will include about 22,000 square feet of ground-floor shops and restaurants, a public common area and great hall, large outdoor plaza and 110 hotel rooms. The transit center is part of RTD’s FasTracks project. That plan also includes a 2.3-mile extension of the southeast light rail line, from its current end point at Lincoln Avenue to the east side of Interstate 25 at RidgeGate Parkway. Negotiations continue to accelerate the construction of that extension.
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use it for training purposes. The quick spread of the Cornerstone Fire highlighted an ongoing struggle for firefighters. An imperfect storm of factors is forcing By Chris Michlewicz fire departments to drastically alter tactics. cmichlewicz@colorado Changing consumer preferences and an efcommunitymedia.com fort by homebuilders to cut costs have transThe lessons taken away from a 2012 house formed the type of construction materials being used today. Homes built fire in Parker that nearly cost four firefighters up through the late ‘70s are their lives continue to echo through the fire known as “legacy construcprotection industry. tion” and are made of solid A 46-minute video detailing what’s now two-by-fours and sturdy known as the Cornerstone Fire has made the roof rafters. New homes are rounds nationally, and the people who made being made with more flamit are confident that the message will save mable materials that have countless lives in the future. South Metro Fire a lower heating point and Rescue firefighter/paramedic Brian Diggs put higher failure rate, Milan the close call into perspective, saying that Lt. Tasker said. Kinny Tasker “kept South Metro from burying Joists, the horizontal supfour firefighters, no question.” Diggs was one ports that run between foundations, walls of them. “I think if you took Lt. Tasker away from and beams to support ceilings and floors, are this fire, it’s very likely there would be a few now made of lightweight wood chips that are other guys at the station that following morn- pressed together and glued. That material, ing,” he says in the video. “I don’t think we along with cheaper synthetics, is unable to stand up to the pressures of heat, particularly would have made it out alive.” Tasker, a safety officer whose job is to when left exposed, Milan said. “Our available time to operate inside of make crucial decisions at emergency scenes, made the call to evacuate the home on Cor- a structure is significantly reduced with ennerstone Lane in Stonegate, less than one gineered building materials,” he said. “The minute before the main floor collapsed into timeline has compressed so dramatically that the basement, where the crew from station we have to be smarter about our tactics, do 44 had just been fighting a fast-growing blaze. better recon and determine the location of Tasker, a 23-year veteran with South Met- the fire, and control the flow path.” Precise engineering is necessary when ro, was awarded in March for his heroism, homeowners want open and deservedly so, acfloor plans, but the recording to the firefight‘The Fire Environment sult is reduced stability ers who relished the in a fire. And the homechance to go home to Has Changed: Today’s fire building industry, which their families that day. in the past has fought He read the signs corenvironment against mandates for rectly and went with his fire-protection devices gut instinct. is fueled by synthetic like sprinklers because Tasker said his asof the added cost, has sessment of what materials with rapid sought inexpensive seemed like a routine alternatives to oncehouse fire wasn’t addfire development and common materials, said ing up. There was little Milan, who charactersmoke showing when ventilation-limited fire izes modern dwellings they arrived, but flames as “disposable” because were soon shooting up conditions. Decades ago, it’s more cost-effective to from window wells and start from scratch than wrapping around the the fire environment was perform repairs. exterior of the main Building codes for floor. The firefighters, predominantly fueled commercial and highmeanwhile, were wondensity housing are dering why the fire was by natural materials: fire stringent and require the growing, despite a concerted attack with water had a lower potential heat use of specific materials, including drywall, which lines. It turned out that the release rate and remained helps slow the spread of flames. But the same basement contained a safety rules don’t apply legal marijuana-growfuel-controlled much for single-family homes, ing operation and had where fire agencies have been remodeled, withlonger. Changes in the no jurisdiction. One of out permits, into secthe biggest challenges tions with unprotected fire environment require for South Metro and plywood. The result was other departments is reevaluation and a “box within a box,” that counties and towns Tasker said. He looked in the front door with shift of tactics to meet these amend recommended fire codes before adopthis thermal imager and changes.’ ing them, removing noticed that the main language they believe floor had started to sag. South Metro Fire Rescue infringes on private The men underneath Authority training video property rights. were completely un“They don’t feel it’s aware. appropriate for governAdding to the danger was a flowpath that fed oxygen to the fire ment to control that,” he said. The result is a hodge-podge of guidelines through the front door and a rear window that had been left open. Maintaining control that are tough to navigate, especially when of the front door will become a focal point considering that South Metro’s service area of the department’s training this spring, and includes seven towns and parts of two counrender obsolete the “vent for life” methods ties. Officials are left with no options except many firefighters learned in academy, said to educate and advocate for the safety of the public and emergency responders. Kevin Milan, fire marshal for South Metro. In the 1980s, some were resistant to the Three important lessons are highlighted at the end of the video. The first is the need to required installation of smoke detectors. But meticulously evaluate risks and rewards, and public demand and, oftentimes, a tragedy spur the creation of new laws that become avoid taking chances. “There’s no reason to lose a firefighter in widely accepted. Milan likened the gradual a house that’s empty,” said Tasker, who also acceptance of safety precautions to vehicle spoke about side-stepping the bravado that airbags, which encountered similar skepticism when introduced. sometimes gets personnel in trouble. More progressive homebuilders in ColoLesson two is recognizing ventilation and flow path by taking inventory of windows rado have made fire-safe houses part of their and doors. The third is making the right call, sales pitch. With such add-ons factored into the home which means there should be no hesitation when something doesn’t feel right. The video, prices and lower insurance premiums that which can be seen on Vimeo by typing in offset the upfront costs, Milan is hopeful that “Close Call — The Cornerstone Fire,” has gen- the trend will catch on. erated praise from several departments that
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No go best signal for red-light bill A bill to ban red-light cameras and photo-radar systems inspired healthy debate in the Statehouse but ultimately did not get the green light, and we’re fine with the call. Further we agree with one of our local legislators, Rep. Max Tyler, D-Lakewood, who opposed a late amendment to the respective bill to fund a study on red-light camera effectiveness. Funds that would go toward a study, could perhaps go to another CDOT bridge, Tyler noted. No pressing need for more research. Both sides have sources — on one hand that the technology improves public safety and on the other hand the use of the technology actually has the reverse effect, and further that the practices function more as a cash cow than a tool targeting public safety.
our view It’s worth noting that this proposed and oft-discussed ban on red-light cameras and photo radar got a strong push at the Legislature this year with bipartisan support. Rep. Scott Renfroe, R-Greeley and House Speaker Mark Ferrandino, DDenver, were among those who gave arguments that the cash-producing systems do not improve safety. But with every urging to do away with the cameras, plenty of legislators and others stepped forward to say the technology comes to the aid of public safety in their
neck of the woods. We value these local voices, and support local control of the technology. Technology and the automation of tasks that would otherwise be carried out by people increases efficiency and can often in practice be much more consistent and comprehensive. To that aim, earlier in the session, we reported Jessie Ulibarri of Commerce City saying technology is especially vital in areas where “human management is impossible.” But that’s the trick and where some controversy lies. We recognize a healthy mistrust of the mounted cameras keeping tabs on drivers. People wonder if existing regulations governing the the use of the cameras is enough. Further, are yellow lights shortened to bring in more revenue or does
common sense balanced with guidelines and regulations prevail? And are camera practices going to instant-replay pro sports heights with each line drawn hard and fast and little left in the way discretion? For now, we are glad the practices remain in local control. The debate has been eye-opening for many and should encourage cities to make sure red-light cameras and photo radar systems are being used in a way that is truly focused on public safety and efficiency. With each advance in technology comes many questions about ethics and appropriate use. We are in the thick of the increasing prevalence of lenses that watch everything everywhere. In this case, better to refine it — the where, when and how of it all — rather than switch it off.
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One family makes two very different people Do you have a sister or a brother that you love very much? With whom you have almost nothing in common? And sometimes you think one of you was adopted? This is dedicated to Cindy. I can start with cats and dogs. By now you know that I found my dachshund at a no-kill animal shelter. The best: MaxFund. Cindy has found a succession of cats in her back yard. Cats know when there is a vacancy. I don’t think my sister has ever paid for a cat. One just shows up when the previous occupant has taken leave. Cindy is a retired grade-school teacher who is still teaching. She is still at the same school in Sterling Heights, Mich., where her teaching career began, over 40 years ago. Now she mostly subs and fills in wherever they need her, and that includes hallway bulletin board duty. I taught at four colleges and universities in three states. Neither one of us could do what the other one did. The thought of having a classroom full of kindergartners or third-graders, her most common teaching assignments, leaves me with a dry tongue and the shakes. Cindy is just about the nicest person I know. She is kind and generous. She is loving and caring. She rarely has an unkind word to say, although we are both contemptuous of Brent Musburger. Who isn’t? When our father and mother were in their final glide patterns, Cindy tirelessly took care of both of them, and even bathed our mother. Words that could describe me — crotchety, grouchy, crabby, cynical, sarcastic — could never be used to describe her. This is where the adoption angle comes in. Where she is pleasant and nice, I am ornery and sullen. We had exactly the same childhood experiences, an equal amount of love and attention (almost), but we are night and day. How does that happen? Our father came back from the war after 30 missions. If the house caught on fire I would take out two things: Smitty and my father’s flight jacket. I can see it from where I am sitting, and it chokes me up every time I see it, knowing where it has been.
There is a B-17 Flying Fortress that tours the country now. I went to see it at a regional airport a few years ago. And sat nearby and cried. Dad came back and started a family with his high school sweetheart. Cindy is 14 months older than I am. They really did it with her. Album after album, bronzed baby shoes, and a cedar chest full of things she had touched. I think there is one black-and-white picture of me at that age, and it’s somewhat out of focus. I think I was in the bathtub, or the kitchen sink. Cindy is deliberate, conservative, she reads and follows directions and instructions, does exactly what she is told, never tries to be abstract, or humorous, or particularly clever. My opposites. One day a couple of years ago we were in a grocery store together to buy dinner, and Cindy decided she wanted iced tea. So she went to the aisle where iced teas in bottles and cans were displayed. I left her and finished all of my shopping. I came back and she was still standing there, in front of the bottles and cans of iced tea, I left her again and drove the car to an IHOP in Ypsilanti and had breakfast (scrambled eggs, bacon, hash browns, toast, oh, and orange juice), came back and she was still standing there. So I started a countdown: 10-9-8-7, telling her that I was going to choose one for her if she didn’t choose one right away. That evening she enjoyed the unsweetened tea that I had chosen for her. With love. Craig Marshall Smith is an artist, educator and Highlands Ranch resident. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How cool would it be to have a crystal ball? I mean the real deal — the ability to actually see into the future. Do you fall into the category of people who wish they could see the future, or are you in the group that prefers to see life as a journey and the more mystery and adventure the better? In some of the responses that I have received over the years referring to one of my columns, some of our local readers actually state that they wish they had a crystal ball so they could see what would happen if they actually practiced some of the ideas, strategies, or tactics that I have written about. What are some of those things? There’s goal-setting, staying focused, having a positive attitude, encouraging others, living with hope, building better and stronger relationships, living and working with passion and purpose, and working on mind, body and spirit. Well I can share with you, beyond any shadow of a doubt, and I do not need a crystal ball to tell me what would happen … if any one of us, if all of us, applied even just one of the concepts mentioned above … life would be better at some level and in some way. What happens is, we look at things that appear on the list above, we have the best of intentions to act upon them, and then we let our cynicism and doubt take over where our hearts, minds and bodies should begin. We fall into a negative self-talk pattern instead of a positive self-talk actionoriented empowerment state. You know how it sounds: “That’s all just
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fluff,” or “That stuff may work for others but it will never ever work for me.” Maybe it sounds more like, “My life is just fine, I don’t need to change anything, but you know Bob or Charlie or Mary or Beth, they could sure stand to change a few things.” Pretend with me for a minute that we all had a crystal ball. And each and every one of us could look into our future, whether it’s two weeks from now, six months from now or a year from now. And we had actually applied and committed to one or more of the items mentioned above like setting goals, staying focused, living with a positive attitude, being a source of encouragement, living with hope, working hard on our relationships, becoming re-energized with passion and purpose, and becoming well-rounded in mind, body, and spirit. I know many of you through your emails and letters, but I certainly cannot claim to know all of you. But I would bet that if we had that crystal ball, and the commitment was applied in any of the areas, what we would see is success, achievement, love, laughter, better health, stronger faith, and Norton continues on Page 9
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Innovators keep state economy expanding Colorado is known worldwide for our endless opportunities for outdoor recreation, our 300-plus days of sunshine a year, and even our diversity of craft brewers. We have also developed a solid reputation as a hub for invention and innovation. Colorado companies have an entrepreneurial spirit that is driving new ideas, spurring economic growth, and creating jobs. Recently, we saw some of this firsthand, touring companies across the state that are thriving because of their innovative products and solutions. From Grand Junction to Fort Collins, Colorado companies are focused on inventing the future. In Boulder, we met with the owners of Newton Running. Their advanced sole technology is propelling both runners — and the Newton business — faster and farther. In Grand Junction, we visited Tim and Christy Fry, who moved here from Ohio to invest in Colorado-developed technology because of our great quality of life and business-friendly climate. Their company, Mountain Racing Products, makes topof-the-line biking components that are shipped all over the world, and they em-
ploy nearly two dozen Coloradans. We also stopped by Western Slope Industries, the only U.S.-based manufacturer of large, industrial machines that fold and seal packages for food products. They employ more than 60 people in their 45,000-square-foot facility. In Fort Collins and Loveland, we toured the VanDyne SuperTurbo Headquarters and the engines lab where the company tests its equipment. VanDyne’s patented SuperTurbo engine combines a turbocharger and a transmission into one device, improving fuel efficiency and horsepower while reducing emissions. The SuperTurbo can power the likes of city buses, Caterpillar
bulldozers, and John Deere tractors. Finally, in Park Hill, we saw Never Summer Industries turn blocks of locally sourced wood into high-quality skis and snowboards. Never Summer is one of only a handful of companies still manufacturing snowboards in the United States, producing more than 240 snowboards a day. All of these companies are building success through innovation. And one thing almost all of them have in common is patented technology. You may not know it, but that convex and concave design on your Never Summer snowboard is original, patented technology. And that distinctive pop sensation you feel on the balls of your feet when you’re running in a Newton shoe? That’s patented too. So is Western Slope Industries’ machine process that makes the cardboard packaging that holds your morning orange juice. The patent process is an important part of our state’s economy, helping inventors and entrepreneurs build successful businesses, generate revenue, and create new jobs. That’s one of the reasons we coordinated
a statewide effort to bring a satellite patent office right here to Colorado. The opening of the United States Patent and Trademark Satellite Office this summer in Denver — one of only four cities nationwide selected to house a satellite office — benefits firms like these by providing an improved and more accessible patent process. That means reduced review times for patent applications, reduced costs for patent filers, and more access to U.S. Patent and Trademark Office resources throughout the process. Plus, it will create hundreds of direct and indirect jobs and add roughly $440 million in economic activity to our state. Colorado’s deeply embedded culture of innovation has established our state as a destination for inventors, innovators, and new ideas. The opening of the USPTO satellite facility solidifies this reputation. From energy-efficient engines to high-tech running shoes, companies throughout our state are creating a bright future and propelling our state forward. Democrat Michael Bennet has represented Colorado in the U.S. Senate since 2009.
News flash: CCM doesn’t need a fake award Paying for awards? There’s just no honor in that By Jennifer Smith
firstname.lastname@example.org The first clue something was fishy was when Colorado Community Media got an email saying “Castle Rock News-Press has been selected for the 2014 Best of Littleton Awards for Publishers.” While the Castle Rock News-Press is indeed a CCM paper, Littleton residents might wonder why a Littleton paper wasn’t selected by a “local” organization for such a prestigious-sounding award. So how did that happen? “All 2014 Awards are issued based on the location of your corporate headquarters even though your service area may extend beyond that town,” reads the Littleton Business Awards website, to which the email invited us. OK, but CCM is headquartered in Highlands Ranch these days. Perhaps just an innocent mix-up? CRNP is a great paper, and it does win lots of awards from the
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greater happiness. And I can tell you once again, I would not need the crystal ball to tell you that at some level there would be improvement, significant improvement. So what about you, are you waiting for the crystal ball to tell you what “might” happen if you made some changes in your
Colorado Press Association. Might as well add another, right? So how do we get it? “Most business organizations charge their members annual dues and with that money sponsor an annual award program,” reads the website. “The Best of Littleton Award Program does not charge membership dues and as an award recipient, there is no membership requirement. We simply ask each award recipient to pay for the cost of their awards.” Wait, what? Pay for it? How much? Well, there are three options ranging from $79.99 to $199.99. Can’t we just get a piece of paper like the CPA hands out? I mean, how much could an award from a company we’ve never heard of, judged by nameless people we’ve never met, with an 888 phone number, accompanied by a lame press release (that part’s free), possibly be worth? Absolutely nothing, say real local business leaders. “We have had had the ‘honor’ of receiving this award several times over the past five years,” Terry McElhaney, manager of communications for the South Metro life, or do you know and are you ready to believe in a brighter and better future and commit to what it will take to get you there? I would love to hear all about it at email@example.com, and I know that when we take the actions necessary and believe in a better and brighter future, it really will be a better than good week. Michael Norton is a resident of Highlands Ranch, the former president of the Zig Ziglar Corporation and the CEO/founder of www.candogo.com.
Denver Chamber of Commerce, said with a laugh. “Yes, it is a marketing scam to sell their ‘awards.’ I can see businesses that are eager for any type of award to fall for this approach just so they can display a crystal trophy, even if it is for money. The website doesn’t have any qualifications as to how they determine their winners, and I’m assuming they go through social media sites and pick their targets. Award programs using actual customer input such as ‘Best of the Best,’ which CCM does, are much more legitimate.” As are the chamber’s Annual Small Business Leadership of the Year Awards, always eagerly anticipated and attended by actual people you’ve probably heard of, if not met personally.
The company has duplicate websites set up for cities across the United States, despite its claim that: “The Littleton Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups.” The award is not affiliated with the City of Littleton or any local organization. “I’ve never heard of it, and it seems odd that the Castle Rock News-Press would receive a Best of Littleton Award,” said Kelli Narde, the city’s spokeswoman. Businesses looking for legitimate acclaim would do well to align themselves with their local chamber or merchants association.
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Richard “Dick” Zarba, 51, of Parker, passed away unexpectedly on April 29, 2014. Loving Husband to Janet. Proud Father of Sarah and Emily. Memorial Mass Fri, 6 PM, May 9, 2014 at Ave Maria Catholic Church in Parker. Reception to Follow.
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LIVE MUSIC JC Unplugged will perform selections ranging from classical to rock at a free noon concert Saturday, May 10, at the Parker Library, 10851 S. Crossroads Drive. Register at 303791-7323 or visit DouglasCountyLibraries.org.
ELECTION PROCESS The Douglas Elbert Realtor Association presents “Learn the Election Process A to Z” from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 15 at 840 Kinner St., Castle Rock. Jack Arrowsmith is the featured speaker.
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house from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 10; and from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, June 21, at 8181 S. Parker Road, Centennial. Learn about the history of the property and its significance to the Old West. Arapahoe County Open Spaces, Cherry Creek Valley Historical Society, and Friends of 17 Mile House welcome you. Visit www.arapahoegov.com or call 720-874-6540.
MAY 11 WRITING WORKSHOP Parker Writers Group welcomes author Jen Turano, who will present “Agents and Editors and Queries … Oh My!” from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, May 11, at the Parker Library, 10851 S. Crossroads Drive. Turano’s presentation covers the ins and outs of the publishing industry from querying agents
Friday, May 2, and Friday, May 16, inside the Bloodmobile located at 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker. Contact Bonfils Appointment Center at 303-363-2300.
MAY 18 ORCHESTRA CONCERT Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado performs at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 18, at PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker. The orchestra’s spring finale spotlights the ensemble in a program displaying the art and heart of Baroque. The core string ensemble is joined by horns, oboes, flutes, and bassoon for two innovative masterworks: J.S. Bach’s “First Brandenburg” and Rebel’s “Les Elemens.”Tickets can be purchased at http://pacecenteronline.ticketforce.com/.
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Oil-gas study measure dies Bill would have required probe of health impacts By Vic Vela
firstname.lastname@example.org A bill that would have created a study of the health impacts of oil and gas drilling on Front Range residents died in a state Senate committee on April 29. The bill — which increased in cost over time — was killed in the Senate Appropriations Committee, following a 5-2 vote. Democratic Sens. Pat Steadman of Denver and Mary Hodge of Brighton joined all Republican committee members in voting against the measure. A dejected bill sponsor expressed disappointment after her effort failed. “I think the people’s voices have been silenced,” said Rep. Joann Ginal, D-Fort Collins. House Bill 1297 would have required
the state to conduct a three-year health impact study on residents living in the Front Range counties of Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Larimer and Weld. The study would have included the surveying of residents living in those areas and the possible review of medical records. The effort was a response to concerns over the practice of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking” — the practice of mixing of water, sand and chemicals and blasting the mixture deep into the ground to crack porous rock and free up oil and gas. The study would have focused on counties that include communities that have sought to either ban or limit the practice of fracking over the last few years. Ginal and other bill supporters said a study would provide both a health and educational benefit for Coloradans who want to know more about the impacts of the controversial oil and gas industry moneymaker and job creator. However, the bill received only a single
Republican vote in the House. Some legislators and oil and gas industry leaders opposed the effort for reasons that included concerns that the study would be slanted toward the viewpoint of fracking opponents. Money was also an issue. Originally, the bill sought only to include Adams, Boulder, Larimer and Weld counties as part of the study. But a House committee added Arapahoe County and the City and County of Broomfield to that list. The additions increased the study’s cost to about $700,000 — something that concerned Ginal before it even got to the Sen-
ate Appropriations Committee. Senate President Morgan Carroll, D-Aurora, said she did not know if cost or other factors led to the bill’s defeat. Carroll did say that she supported the bill and that “it’s a basic responsibility (of the state)” to look out for the health of its residents. “I think sooner or later it behooves all of us to get a credible and independent study,” Carroll said. “And, from the oil and gas perspective, if (fracking) is as safe as they say, then they should have credible independent studies that confirm that.” Ginal said she intends to revive the effort next year.
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email@example.com A bill that would have allowed marijuana to be used as a treatment option for post-traumatic stress disorder failed 6-5 in a House committee on April 28. Two Democrats — Reps. Jeanne Labuda and Angela Williams, both of Denver — joined all four Republican committee members in voting against the bill. House Bill 1364 would have added PTSD to a list of eight other conditions that qualify sufferers for medical marijuana treatment. Colorado voters, through the 2000 passage of Amendment 20, approved the eight conditions that qualify for medical pot, including cancer, glaucoma and AIDS. Rep. Jonathan Singer, D-Longmont, a bill sponsor, argued that those with PTSD should be given the option to consult with doctors as to whether medical pot is a viable treatment option for their condition. “Should it be the bud-tenders on Colfax or the doctors at Kaiser?” Singer asked. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has the ability to add other conditions to that list, but it has not done so since Amendment 20 passed. Several witnesses testified that marijuana has helped alleviate their PTSD symptoms, including military veterans who served in conflicts and wars, ranging from Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan. “Cannabis made it to where I don’t have to take any of these prescription drugs,” testified Sean Azzariti, an Iraq War veteran. “It saved my life.” Singer said that it should be up to doctors to decide what is best for their patients and cited high suicide rates among veterans as reason enough to keep all treatment
options open. “I don’t think that every veteran who commits suicide… could have used medical marijuana and it would have saved their life. I don’t believe that for a second,” Singer said. “But I do believe that some of them might have been able to use this as a tool in their toolbox to have that conversation with their doctor to make the right decisions for them.” Key opposition testimony came from Dr. Larry Wolk, CDPHE’s chief medical officer. Wolk said that CDPHE already has a process in place that allows the department to add health conditions to the medical marijuana list. He said the department has considered the addition of PTSD to the list twice before and rejected it both times. Wolk also said that there isn’t enough research to show that marijuana is an effective treatment for PTSD. Some committee members had legal concerns over the bill, with some wondering whether the legislation would be akin to lawmakers taking it upon themselves to changing Amendment 20 language in the state Constitution. “I don’t always think the right decision for us to make is, `Well, let’s just let the courts decide,’” said Rep. Tim Dore, R-Elizabeth, who opposed the bill. Rep. Kathleen Conti, R-Littleton, said her opposition to the bill was personal. She said that marijuana use on the part of her child led to addictions to more dangerous drugs. “My personal life story is one that has shown marijuana to absolutely be a gateway drug and I watched it become a gateway drug from marijuana to Oxycontin to heroin for someone I love with all of my heart,” Conti said.
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Donors circle wagons, raise money at ball Expectations exceeded for inaugural fair fundraiser By Mike DiFerdinando
mdiferdinando@ coloradocommunitymedia.com Area residents turned up in their finest boots and bling for the Douglas County Fair Foundation’s inaugural Cowboy Ball on May 3. The dinner, held at the Douglas County Fairgrounds Events Center, raised money for the annual county fair and rodeo. “We just kind of fell into this. We were looking for something different. A cowboy ball hadn’t been done, so we thought, this is a great thing for the community to support the fair,” foundation board member and head of marketing Pam Spradlin said. The foundation has partnered with Douglas County to complete Phase I of the new Heritage Plaza at the fairgrounds. The ball featured a cash bar, dinner and dancing, as well as silent and live auctions. Tickets cost $125 each and a table for eight could be purchased for $1,000 and
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included an engraved brick to be placed in the Heritage Plaza. “Our goal was 10 tables and we sold 26, so we’re very happy,” Spradlin said. The fair and rodeo has been enjoyed in Douglas County for 95 years. Programs that the foundation supports include the Bob Thomas Memorial Scholarship, The Queens Scholarship, the Junior Livestock Sale & the Fair and Rodeo Wall of Honor. Engraved Bricks, which will be laid in the Heritage Plaza, were also available to purchase as donations. Bricks could be bought for $250, many of which were laid as memorials for rodeo-loving family members. The event also featured a roast of the honorable Jim Sullivan, who served as commissioner of the foundation for many years. “As a commissioner he was a huge driving force behind making sure the fair and the rodeo continued. We have such a suburban population that doesn’t get to access the 4-H and other stuff as much as the rural areas and we want to make sure it’s open for everyone and he’s kind of been that guiding light and we thought what better way than to have some fun at his expense,” Spradlin said. While the foundation hopes to hold a yearly dinner to raise money and awareness for the fair and rodeo, the theme will change each year. “Plans have already started for next year. We’ve talked about a couple different ideas, a derby party perhaps.
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sands, each time Jacob Ouellette checked. Not bad for a video that was intended merely to preserve a family memory. Because Hannah Ouellette was starting to show, the couple knew the secret wouldn’t last long. Yet after posting it on YouTube as a private video for family and friends, the Ouellettes decided to use it to break the news to their congregation. Wordof-mouth launched the video to every corner of the globe. The viral public response shows not only the worldwide connectivity afforded by the digital age, but a natural human propensity to absorb and then share a blissful experience. “We knew she’d be happy, but she was so deeply happy, it was overwhelming,” said Hannah Ouellette, who is due Nov. 25. “We’ve watched it several times since and we get emotional every time.” It’s the type of video that crosses physical and cultural boundaries. That’s the main reason why it jumped from 170,000 views on May 2 to 1.4 million as of May 5. To watch it, visit www.youtube.com and type ‘Mommy’s Having a Baby’ into the search field.
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Robert “Bob” Pasicznyuk has begun his work as the new director of Douglas County Libraries, following in the footsteps of mentor and predecessor Jamie LaRue. Before taking the Douglas County job, Pasicznyuk served as the director for Iowa’s Cedar Rapids Public Library. Pasicznyuk assumed his new post May 5, taking over for LaRue, who retired in January after nearly 23 years of service. “He was a mentor of mine and it’s an honor to be following him and building on his work,” Pasicznyuk said. Pasicznyuk is coming to Douglas County after five years of leadership at Cedar Rapids. During his time there, he helped the library system bounce back from catastrophic flood damage. Pasicznyuk acted as the project manager for two simultaneous building projects, a $46.6 million flagship library and a $2.5 million branch library. While in Cedar Rapids, he was also able to help reverse a decade of eroding library support and in favor of a restoration plan that included a library communication campaign
and brand initiatives. Prior to his role as a library director, Pasicznyuk spent nearly 10 years in library districts, including six in Douglas County Libraries, acting in senior information Pasicznyuk technology roles. “It’s the No.1 library in the nation in its category. That’s just a really tempting position to compete for, so I threw my hat in the ring,” Pasicznyuk said. He was chosen to be the new director in part because of his understanding of technology and a vision for its role within libraries. “What does a library look like in 2020?” he asked. “From the time you park your car to the time you get home to how you interact with us in an online environment, what kind of experience are we providing?” One of his first challenges as director will be to oversee the building and replacement of branches in Parker, Lone Tree and Castle Pines. He said residents can hope to see the those completed in three to five years. “(The new buildings) will allow us to start with a clean slate,” Pasicznyuk said. “We’re looking for ways to take the library to the next level.”
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A pair of tigers lounge in the late April sun at the Wild Animal Sanctuary near Keenesburg.
See your way to outdoor glass exhibit Denver Botanic Gardens will present the Rocky Mountain region’s first outdoor exhibition of artwork by celebrated American glass artist Dale Chihuly. His dramatic sculptures will be on view June 14 through Nov. 30 at the gardens, 1007 York St. in Denver. Chihuly is credited with revolutionizing the Studio Glass movement and elevating the perception of the glass medium from the realm of craft to fine art. He is renowned for his ambitious architectural installations around the world in museums and gardens.
The Colorado Symphony Orchestra, the bastion of classical taste and the guardian of musical tradition, is encouraging patrons to bring pot to the party during Classically Cannabis: The High Note Series, which marks a growing partnership between the CSO and the burgeoning cannabis industry in Colorado. Clever those symphony folks, who, for this series, seem to be swapping black tie for Rasta wear. Ganja! The High Note Series will be at The Space Gallery, 400 Santa Fe Drive, and all proceeds will benefit the Colorado Symphony. Classically Cannabis themes include Pan American Highway on May 23, Mississippi Blues Highway on July 18 and Summer Monsoon on Aug. 15. The series will culminate with a Red Rocks concert on Sept. 13; details to be announced soon. Note that the consumption of cannabis at Red Rocks is prohibited by law. “This partnership is part of an overall effort to reach out to every segment of our community,” said Jerome H. Kern, the Colorado Symphony’s CEO and, with Mary Rossick Kern, co-chair of its board of trustees. “Like the Colorado Symphony, the cannabis industry is entrepreneurial, innovative and responsive to the people of Colorado. These businesses have expressed a willingness to support the Colorado Symphony’s mission. Our doors are open to any legal, legitimate business that wants to help.” Since the symphony announced this cutting-edge musical series last week, spokeswoman Laura Bond says, “We’ve been pleased and energized by the response so far. … We’ve heard from people in Los Angeles, Australia, all over the country and the world. People recognize that this is a bold move, not without risks, and most have applauded the effort.”
Band in Hard Rock battle
Local band Aspen Hourglass is in contention to win Hard Rock Rising, the world’s largest battle of the bands. Fans can vote for Aspen Hourglass on the Hard Rock Cafe Denver Facebook page, www.facebook.com/hardrock?sk=a pp_205164529573076, until May 7 to help the local vocals move into the top 25, and one step closer to performing in Rome. After battling it out with several of the area’s top bands at Hard Rock Cafe Denver, Aspen Hourglass is among the top winners from around the world, and is one step closer to winning the chance of a lifetime Parker continues on Page 22
Sanctuary owner tells audience about decades of animal rescues By Jane Reuter
email@example.com Pat Craig was just 19 when he first heard adult lions and tigers referred to as zoo surplus, and learned most were euthanized. Thirty-four years later, speaking in front of an audience at the Lone Tree Arts Center, the memory of that moment in the back of a zoo made Craig’s voice break. “I was looking at these animals; they were looking back at me,” he said. “I thought, these animals will die without somebody. I should be doing something’.” So he did. In 1980, Craig built and opened a small sanctuary on his parent’s farm near Boulder. Within a month, he heard from people seeking to place more than 1,000 animals. “I thought saving one is better than none,” Craig said. “Pretty soon I realized I had to drop out of school. I had to work a fulltime job to feed these animals. I was up to my neck in lions, tiger and bears. “It wasn’t something I ever planned on doing.” Craig now houses 330 animals — most of them large carnivores — on a 720-acre habitat near Keenesburg in Weld County, about 40 miles from downtown Denver. The Wild Animal Sanctuary is still growing, with demand far outstripping available space or funds. He rarely takes the time to share his story like he did April 21 during the talk sponsored by the Lone Tree Arts Center Guild. The reason why, he said is due to the time demands of building habitats, rescuing animals, pushing for stricter exotic animal legislation and running the
These two grizzly bears, among 300 animals abandoned in Texas, cool off in a pool at the Wild Animal Sanctuary. Photos by Jane Reuter sanctuary. The nonprofit features a 4,800-footlong elevated walkway that extends over the animals’ habitats, allowing them to observe grizzly and black bears, African lions, tigers, wolves and other animals housed there. Admission is $15 for adults, and $7.50 for children. “There’s no other facility in the country like it,” Craig said. “You really can’t draw from your experiences going to a wildlife park or zoo.” A total of 137 volunteers and a few paid staff help Craig run the sanctuary. Craig said the proliferation of unwanted exotic animals extends from several sources, including the entertainment industry. Longtime Las Vegas entertainers Siegfried and Roy, whose act ended when Roy was injured by a tiger in 2003, contributed to the issue Craig works to counteract. Because they needed young animals willing to perform stage tricks, “they would breed up to seven tigers a year to find enough babies to have understudies. The audience had no clue the tigers
were rotating in and out of this show like crazy; they all had the same name.” The tiger that injured Roy was the 25th named Montecore. Craig and his team have rescued big cats from basements, back yards, barns and crawl spaces. Most have never lived outside of a cage or sharply confined space and require a gradual transition to the large, grassy multi-acre pens that make up most of his property. The animals are spayed or neutered upon their move to the sanctuary. “We take away the main things they argue about in the wild, so they’re very social,” Craig said. “They love to play together.” The animals eat 20,000 pounds of food each week, much of it donated by Front Range Wal-Mart stores, Craig said. The demand for rescues is endless, he said. “This year, we’re going to have to find the funding to go out and buy more land or we won’t be able to house any more animals,” he said. For directions and more information, visit www.wildanimalsanctuary.org.
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Heidi Steinmetz, of Parker, is a member of the University A Cappella Choir at Concordia University, Nebraska. The choir celebrated its 75th anniversary with a recent tour of the southwest United States. The 73-voice choir is chosen by audition each year. Conner Lloyd, of Parker, was a member of Concordia University’s IMPROVables comedy troupe. Lloyd is a junior. Emily Ferguson, Patrick Frawley, Rachel
Hagberg, Kayla Jara, Anna Keefe, Noelle LaPre, Katherine Longwell, Madison Mullen, David Munn, Camaryn Reynolds, Aaron Stoller, Mallory Tyler, Shelby Varra and Jordan Wales, of Parker, were named first-year scholar for the fall 2013 semester at the University of Northern Colorado. Ethan Anema, of Parker, was named to the fall 2013 dean’s list at Azusa Pacific University. Allison Calascione, of Parker, was named to the fall 2013 dean’s list at Becker College.
Injecting drugs takes over your life.
Joshua Floth, of Parker, was awarded stipends to participate in research with a faculty mentor this summer at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Floth is a biochemistry major and will pursue a research project titled “The kinetic effects of an active site lysine mutant in Proline Dehydrogenase from Escherichia coli and Thermus thermophilus.” Grace Hollenbeck, of Parker, received a scholarship endowment as part of Concordia University’s annual student art show. Rudy Strnad, of Parker, was recognized at the University of Jamestown (Jamestown, N.D.) Honors Convocation for being in the Alpha Mu Gamma Honor Society. Julie Elizabeth Dembowski, Joshua Lee Floth, Raegan W. Thomas and Taylor Leigh Case, of Parker, were honored at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s all-university honors convocation. Dembowski was a high scholar, business administration; Floth, high scholar, arts and sciences; Thomas, high scholar, fine and performing arts; Case, superior scholar, education and human sciences. Julie Dembowski, of Parker, was honored for academic achievement at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business Administration honors ceremony.
Pfc. Leon Agosto, of Parker, graduated Marine Corps basic training in March from
Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, where Pfc. Agosto had spent 13 weeks in basic training. Agosto was awarded a meritorious promotion while in basic training. Additionally, he was named company honor graduate and winner of the Chesty Puller Award. These honors are awarded to the one Marine in the company who has demonstrated the highest degree of discipline, proficiency, bearing, physical fitness and leadership traits exemplifying the highest standards of the United States Marine Corps. As the company honor graduate Agosto also received a Certificate of Commendation from the Commanding Officer of Recruit Training Regiment recognizing his superior performance during recruit training. Agosto is a 2012 graduate of Chaparral High School who continues to strive for excellence. Marine Military Academy named senior Cole Wittrock, of Parker, Cadet of the Month for Fox Company in April. The cadet who receives this esteemed award is nominated by his drill instructor for his exemplary attitude, conduct, academic performance and involvement at MMA. In addition to the recognition he received, Wittrock will be treated to a special dinner hosted by the MMA superintendent and his wife. Wittrock, a third-year cadet, plans to attend the University of Colorado in Denver and major in automotive engineering. He is the son of Jennifer and Michael Wittrock and Kay Clark.
CADET OF THE MONTH
You are not alone.
Cole Wittrock, of Parker, accepts the April 2014 Cadet of the Month award from Marine Military Academy Superintendent Col. R. Glenn Hill. April 2014. Cadets are nominated by a drill instructor for exemplary attitude, conduct and academic performance.
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BAROQUE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA STARSHIP OF COLORADO PARKER CHORALE FEATURING HEART OF THE BAROQUE May 18 at 3:00 p.m.
The core string ensemble performs works by Bach and Rebel.
SONGS OF THE HEART & SOUL May 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Hometown artists share songs of love and longing.
MICKEY THOMAS May 28 at 7:30 p.m.
A rock mix of new songs and 80s favorites.
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Misc. Notices Essential Oils, Nature’s Giftsfor Healing and Much More! BLOSSOM, a Lunch with Friends-Lunch & presentation, last Thrs ea mo. $25, May29, 11:30 AM, 1290 Williams St, Denver Must RSVP 303-359-7303 Meetup.com/BlossomLunch
Community Fundraiser Saturday May 10, 2014 Eternal Life Temple 745 South Lowell Blvd. Denver, CO 80219
11am - 4 pm
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Come support a local community and congregation! Bring some non-perishable food for the food drive! Meet local business owners and do some Mother's Day shopping! your ONE STOP shop for finding that special gift for the Mother in your life!
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FARM & AGRICULTURE Farm Products & Produce Grain Finished Buffalo
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Locally raised, grass fed and grain finished Beef & Pork. Quarters, halves, wholes available. Can deliver 720-434-1322 schmidtfamilyfarms.com
Feed, Seed, Grain, Hay Horse hay for sale
$11.00 65 lb bales Brome Orchard 303-618-9744 Franktown
GARAGE & ESTATE SALES ANNUAL WESTBROOK COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE Saturday May 10th 8am-3pm. 100th & Independence West of Wadsworth, Westminster
2746 So. Newland St., Denver Fri. 5/9, Sat. 5/10 9:30-3:30 Entire house. Kitchenware, Collectibles, linens, furniture, tools, lamps, books, sm. appliances, pics/frames, garden equip/tools Too much to list CASH ONLY Bradbury Ranch
Community Garage Sale
in Parker off of Jordan between Lincoln & Mainstreet. Fri. & Sat. May 16th & 17th 8am-2pm. Mapquest 10925 McClellan Road.
COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE 375 + Families May 10th 8am-1pm Roxborough Village Littleton, 80125
Health and Beauty
Garage Sales Save the Date! Gigantic Garage Sale in the Pradera Golf
Community Subdivision Fri, May 16th & Sat, May 17th 8am-3pm Numerous homeowners in the Pradera community will be participating in this eventMajor cross streets into Pradera are Bayou Gulch and Parker Road., Parker Call Dotson Skaggs, Kentwood Company, 303-909-9350 for more information.
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Garage/Estate Sale 16121 West 12th Avenue Friday & Saturday May 9th & 10th 9am-3pm Lots of Tools, Electronics, Stereo Components, Camping, Boat & Accessories
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS RUMMAGE SALE is back for the 12th year. May 15th, 16th & 17th 7am-6pm on Thursday & Friday and 7am-12noon on Saturday. This is a huge sale with large value items. Come see what we have. Location of sale St. Mark's Parish Center. 3141 W. 96th Ave. Westminster. just off Federal Blvd. parish center behind church on the north side. All profits are donated to charity. MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE & HUGE FURNITURE SALE AT SHEPHERD OF LOVE Over 90 pcs of furniture incl many professionally & beautifully refinished. We have clothes for all ages, toys, tools, household & kitchen items, décor, books, craft supplies & home-baked goods. Our BBQ lunch with upgraded 1/3-lb. burgers, brats & hot dogs begins at 11am (prices will be posted). Located at 13550 Lowell Blvd. Broomfield (136th & Lowell). Thu-Fri, May 15th-16th 8am-6pm & Sat, May 17th 8am-3pm. NORTHGLENN UNITED CHURCH Annual Church, Garage & Bake Sale. Friday May 9th 8am-4pm and Saturday May 10th 8am-3pm 10500 Grant Dr. Northglenn 80233
TRANSPORTATION Autos for Sale
1979 Jeep Cherokee Chief 4x4 360 Engine, Less than 82,000 original miles New tires, new tint, new CD player and speakers, Great Condition, $9800 (805)310-4565 2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 61,000 miles, very clean, silver, $9800 (303)926-9645 FOR SALE - 1997 Lincoln Towncar - 75,000 miles, leather interior, power everything, sun roof - wellmaintained - great condition $6000 - call 970-356-5608
Vendor Trunk Craft Show Saturday May 10 from 10-2 Vogel Auto & Diesel Lot 720 Jerry Street Last minute Mother's Day gifts. Raffle prices and freebies. Handmade items by local artisans and more!!!
Estate Sales ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING Moving Sale May 9&10 8am-12 7180 Fox Ct, Larkspur, Perry Park You Need it, We Have it. 440 Btl Wine Cooler,Bose Lifestyle System, Beer Refrig,Freezer, Clothing,Furs,Household/Kitchen Items,Furniture,Tools,Lawn, Workshop Items,Collectibles Parker
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True muscle car needs new home for someone to enjoy. 1966 Chevelle SS 396/360HP 4 speed car. Red/Red 90% Original. 303220-1371
Motorcycles/ATV’s 2010 Honda VT 1300 Interstate Royal Blue, Fuel Injected, Windshield and Hard Leather Bags, Highway Bars and Foot boards, 1800 Original Miles, Factory Maintenance Manual $8400 (303)995-9549
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Italian Furniture. Teak Wood Adam and Eve table. Leather Setee set. The price per each is $1000.00. Please call 303-269-5141.
DONATE YOUR CAR, TRUCK, BOAT, RV; Running or not, to www.developmentaldisabled.org Tax deductible! 303-659-8086. 14 years of service
SUMMERTIME MEANS GARAGE SALE TIME! 8 lines in 18 papers
Debut novel has roots in mysteries of past Author will appear at two events in area By Sonya Ellingboe
firstname.lastname@example.org In Justin Go’s debut novel, “The Steady Running of the Hour,” wealthy English mountaineer Ashley Walsingham succumbs in 1924 to the relentless ice and snow of Mount Everest — the same challenging mountain that just claimed a number of guides from Nepal last month. Walsingham had willed his fortune to former lover Imogen Soames-Andersson, who disappeared without claiming it, and 80 years later, her descendent Tristan Campbell hears from a London law firm that he may be the heir if he can prove his connection to Imogen. Debut novelist Go, who will appear at Tattered Cover/Colfax at 7:30 p.m. May 15 and at the sold-out Booktopia Boulder 2014 from May 16-18, has spun a complex, skillfully crafted, well-researched tale about the search for Imogen’s story and clues to her whereabouts some 80 years later. Where did she live? Were there any descendents? Can Tristan find believable clues? In London, Paris, Norway, Iceland … Chapters alternate between Ashley’s world, his war service — including horrifying descriptions of a soldier’s life in the trenches in France — and his later return to a pursuit of serious mountaineering. In a brief interval before reporting to World War I army duty, the young man, who had inherited a fortune (and could therefore pursue the mountain climbing), met and fell totally in love with erratic Imogen Soames- Andersson. Their encounters in wartime London and surroundings are described with rich details of what people wore, what they thought about, what they ate and more. The complicated book alternates between chapters set in decades past and in today’s world as young Tristan follows clues about Imogen, his great-grandmother, who wandered in search of happiness, and about her lover Ashley, who survived the horrors of war and was defeated by a
Novelist Justin Go will talk about his new novel, “Steady Running of the Hour,” at Tattered Cover/Colfax on May 15.
Courtesy photo mountain. There are letters, old records, maps, early newspaper accounts, musty attics, lots of cold and snow and eventually a connection to the world for Tristan in today’s setting. Go is a talented storyteller. He studied at University of California-Berkeley, where he received a bachelor’s degree in history and art history and University College, London, where he earned a master’s degree in English. He left his job with a law firm at age 27 to head to Berlin and write a novel, although he did not speak German. He traveled and wrote for three years: in England, Germany, France, Sweden, Iceland and to the base of Mount Everest, chasing his stories as his young protagonist did. He then worked in a New Orleans hotel as desk clerk, at age 32, while he completed his novel. When Go sent unsolicited copies to agents, he had immediate response — a highly unusual situation — and was soon launched, with publication in Britain and the U.S. in many languages. Anyone familiar with the difficulties of even getting through to an editor at a major publisher will recognize what a remarkable story centers on this young author — who is now at work on a second novel.
Arts center unveils plans for busy season More than 50 productions are booked for Lone Tree By Sonya Ellingboe
sellingboe@coloradocommunitymedia. com It starts with summer Tunes on the Terrace on June 20, then rolls into a Theatrical Series, a wide variety of musical entertainment spanning choices from classic to opera to jazz, dance, holiday specials and a nice selection of children’s and family programming. Lone Tree Arts Center held an event for its subscribers recently to announce its fourth season, with more than 50 productions booked. Three theatrical pieces were announced: “Guys and Dolls in Concert,” “Home for the Holidays” and the popular and entertaining play “39 Steps,” a spin on a Hitchcock masterpiece. These are produced in conjunction with Starkey Theatrix, which will also produce “The MoTones.” Regional performing groups such as Wonderbound (dance), Colorado Symphony, Colorado Ballet and the always inventive Buntport Theater Company are included as well as national touring events such as “An Evening With Nathan Gunn” (operatic baritone) and pianist Julie Jordan Gunn, and “Seasons of Broadway” with
Adam Pascal and other Broadway stars. Holiday entertainment includes “Cowboy Christmas with Sona and Brothers and Buckaroo Poet Waddie Mitchell,” “Big Band Christmas with the Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra,” “Colorado Symphony — Holiday Brass” and the Colorado Ballet’s traditional “Nutcracker” ( the most elaborate production in town, with more than 80 dancers). In addition to four concerts by the wonderfully talented local Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra, led by Lone Tree resident Art Bouton, there will be concerts by Igor Butman and the Moscow Jazz Orchestra and the Yellowjackets to draw jazz fans, plus “Swing Xing! Three Generations of Swing Guitar.” Children will enjoy a new show developed by the Buntport Theater Company plus its “Yesterado,” eco-hero Steve Trash, Jim Henson’s “Dinosaur Train Live” and “Fancy Nancy.” Area seniors will appreciate the series of weekday afternoon shows by musicians and actors in nine programs, and still in the planning stages is a Cabaret Series, to be held in the Event Hall, disguised at a New York-style lounge … watch for future notices. Subscriptions are on sale now and single ticket sales begin August 4. Go online to lonetreeartscenter.org for a complete listing or call 720-509-1000.
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Camera club takes a look at dark side Award-winning photographer Mike Berenson of Littleton will speak about his specialty, night photography, for the May 13 meeting of the Englewood Camera Club at 7 p.m. at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd., Centennial. (Doors open at 6:30.) Berenson will talk about “the most commonly used techniques in night photography post-processing that bring nightscapes to life. Make the most of starry night photos with basic PhotoShop filters. Add star spikes to your stars. Blend multiple exposures with a variety of techniques.” (Berenson is one of three “Eye of the Camera” winners in a show at the Littleton Museum through May 25.) Guests are welcome.
Garden in a Box sale The Center for Resource Conservation will provide Garden in a Box collections of xeriscape plants in a special sale at Euclid Middle School,777 W. Euclid Ave., Littleton, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 10: Sunset Garden (75 square feet, 15 plants), Summer Shadows Garden (100 square feet, 26 plants) and Painted Prairie (100 square feet, 29 plants).
Musicals and participation Spotlight Performing Arts Center, 6328 E. County Line Road, Highlands Ranch, will be auditioning for summer musical productions: May 9, 4 p.m.: “High School Musical.” Teens and children over 5. Learn dance, acting and singing techniques; $165 tuition for 15 weeks of classes and a script. Classes on Fridays 4-5:30 p.m. June 4, 5 p.m.: “Toy Story” for ages 3-11, 12 weeks, $125. June 24, 28: “Wizard of Oz” for teens and children 5 and older, $165. Also offered: a full schedule of dance, tumbling, vocal performance and musical theater classes year-round. 720-4432623, spotlightperformers.com.
The Littleton Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jurgen de Lemos, will present Beethoven’s “Ninth Symphony” in collaboration with the Colorado Chorale and the Columbine Chorale at 7:30 p.m. May 16 at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton, and 4 p.m. May 18 at Bethany Lutheran Church, 4500 E. Hampden Ave., Greenwood Village. Tickets: littletonsymphony.org, Gorsett Violin Shop, $15/$12. Information: 303-933-6824.
Due to construction in the usual meeting room, the Columbine Genealogy and Historical Society will hold two meetings in the sanctuary at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd. Centennial. Guests welcome. May 13, 1 p.m.: “A New Age Family History Tour” by Joyce Lohse. May 20, 1 p.m.: “Columbine Writers Tell All.”
In the wind “Dances With Winds” will be the May title for concerts by the Colorado Wind Ensemble. The Hannah Kahn Dance Company will be special guests. The ensemble will bid farewell to conductor Matthew Roeder. Performances: 7:30 p.m. May 15: Elaine Wolf Theater, Mizel Arts and Culture Center, 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver (tickets $15, $12, $5); 7:30 p.m. May 17: Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood (tickets $17, $14, $5.)
Theatre of Dreams Ardan James, the Animated Illusionist, will appear at 7:30 p.m. May 9 and 10 at Theatre of Dreams, 735 Park St., unit C, in Castle Rock. Tickets: $22.50. All ages show. Summer Wizard Camps upcoming. Amazingshows.com, 303-660-6799.
Depot anniversary The Littleton Fine Arts Guild celebrates its 52nd anniversary with a special exhibit through June 8. A public reception will be held from 5-8 p.m. on May 9 at the Depot Art Gallery, 2069 W. Powers Ave., Littleton. Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. 303-795-0781.
Lutheran Church & School
Sunday Worship 8:00 & 10:45 a.m. Trinity Lutheran School & ELC (Ages 3-5, Grades K-8)
303-841-4660 www.tlcas.org Castle Rock
WORSHIP Sunday · 8:00 am & 10:30 am SUNDAY SCHOOL
9:15 am · for children and adults
Non-Denominational “A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher…You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse.” (C.S. Lewis)
Beginning March 9th: “Jesus–The Son of God”
Sunday mornings at Immanuel Lutheran 9:30 a.m. Sundays Lone Tree Civic Center, 8527 Lone Tree Parkway, Lone Tree, CO
First United Methodist Church 1200 South Street Castle Rock, CO 80104 303.688.3047 www.fumccr.org
Saturday 5:30pm Sunday 8am, 9:30am, 11am Sunday School 9:15am Little Blessings Day Care www.littleblessingspdo.com
Serving the community ages 2 1/2—6 years “ Love, Learn, Laugh ”
Church of Christ Sunday Worship - 10:00am Bible Study immediately following Thursday Bible Study - 7:30pm Currently meeting at: Acres Green Elementary School 13524 Acres Green Drive 303-688-9506 www.LoneTreeCoC.com
Serving the southeast Denver area
with Kevin Weatherby Line camp - Castle Rock Sundays 10 am DC Fairgrounds – Kirk Hall www.savethecowboy.com
worship Time 10:30AM sundays 9:00am Spiritual Formation Classes for all Ages 90 east orchard road littleton, co
303 798 6387
A place for you
Sunday, June 1st @ 9 a.m. Biff Gore of NBC’s “The Voice”
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Open and Affirming
8:00 am Chapel Service 9:00 & 10:30 am Sanctuary 10:20 am St. Andrew Wildflower Sunday School 9:00 & 10:30 am
www.st-andrew-umc.com 303-794-2683 Preschool: 303-794-0510
Sunday 8:00 & 10:30am
Education Hour: Sunday 9:15am Joyful Mission Preschool 303-841-3770 7051 East Parker Hills Ct. • Parker, CO 303-841-3739 www.joylutheran-parker.org
GRACE PRESBYTERIAN Alongside One Another On Life’s Journey
You are invited to worship with us:
Sundays at 10:00 am
Grace is on the NE Corner of Santa Fe Dr. & Highlands Ranch Pkwy. (Across from Murdochs)
9203 S. University Blvd. Highlands Ranch, 80126
Where people are excited about God’s Word.
Serving the Southeast Denver area
Sunday Worship: 10:45AM & 6PM Bible Study: 9:30AM Children, Young People & Adults
Call or check our website for information on services and social events! www.cbsdenver.org
Meeting Sun at 11am at Northridge Rec Center 8801 S. Broadway Highlands Ranch, CO 80126 Phone: 303-910-6017 email: email@example.com
Parker evangelical Presbyterian church Connect – Grow – Serve
8:45 am & 10:30 am 9030 Miller road Parker, Co 80138 303-841-2125 www.pepc.org
Congregation Beth Shalom
Abiding Word Lutheran Church 8391 S. Burnley Ct., Highlands Ranch
An Evangelical Presbyterian Church
“Loving God - Making A Difference”
4391 E Mainstreet, Parker, Colorado 80134 Church Office – (303) 841-3836
First Presbyterian Church of Littleton
Sunday Worship 10:30 4825 North Crowfoot Valley Rd. Castle Rock • canyonscc.org 303-663-5751
2121 Dad Clark Drive • 720.259.2390 • www.HFCdenver.org
Highlands Church of God
Weaving Truth and Relevance into Relationships and Life
Pastor Paul Flannery “It’s not about us... It’s about serving others... T hen God gets the Glory!”
www.faithcrco.org 303-688-3476 303 N Ridge Rd Castle Rock, CO
9:00 am Sunday WorShip
(Next to RTD lot @470 & University)
8:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
1609 W. Littleton Blvd. (303) 798-1389 • www.fpcl.org
Worship Services Sundays at 9:00am
United Church Of Christ Parker Hilltop 10926 E. Democrat Rd. Parker, CO • 10am Worship www.uccparkerhilltop.org 303-841-2808
The Bahá’í Faith
“The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens.”
Weekly children’s classes, devotions and study DouglasCountyAssembly@gmail.com 303.947.7540
Community Church of Religious Science Sunday 10:00 a.m. at the historic Ruth Memorial Chapel on Mainstreet
To advertise your place of worship in this section, call 303-566-4091 or email kearhart@ColoradoCommunityMedia.com.
May 9, 2014
ee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 5/8/2014 Last Publication: 6/5/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 4/29/2014 ROBERT J. HUSSON DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: JENNIFER H TRACHTE Colorado Registration #: 40391 1199 BANNOCK STREET , DENVER, COLORADO 80204 Phone #: (303) 813-1177 Fax #: (303) 813-1107 Attorney File #: 1068.06519 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/
Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $228,690.01 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and other violations of the terms thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 14, BLOCK 2, STONEGATE FILING NO. 9, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 10261 Hedge Lane, Parker, CO 80134
Public Notices Public Trustees PUBLIC NOTICE Parker NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0744 To Whom It May Concern: On 11/21/2013 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: STEVE ROGERS Original Beneficiary: CTX MORTGAGE COMPANY, LLC Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: COLORADO HOUSING AND FINANCE AUTHORITY Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 9/28/2007 Recording Date of DOT: 9/28/2007 Reception No. of DOT: 2007077009 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $203,801.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $188,444.32 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: the failure to timely make payments as required under the Deed of Trust. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 14, BLOCK 2, MEAD'S CROSSING, AMENDMENT NO. 1, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 11298 Latigo Lane, Parker, CO 80138 NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 5/8/2014 Last Publication: 6/5/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 4/22/2014 ROBERT J. HUSSON DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: EVE M GRINA Colorado Registration #: 43658 9800 S. MERIDIAN BLVD. SUITE 400, ENGLEWOOD, COLORADO 80112 Phone #: (303) 706-9990 Fax #: Attorney File #: 31417 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2013-0744 First Publication: 5/8/2014 Last Publication: 6/5/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Parker NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0770 To Whom It May Concern: On 12/12/2013 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: GARY J. RODRIGUEZ AND PAMELA V. RODRIGUEZ Original Beneficiary: AMERIQUEST MORTGAGE COMPANY Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: JPMC SPECIALTY MORTGAGE LLC Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 3/12/2003 Recording Date of DOT: 3/25/2003 Reception No. of DOT: 2003038852 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $304,200.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $266,585.30 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and other violations of the terms thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 7, BLOCK 6, STONEGATE FILING NO. 5B, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS. STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 15306 Foxglove Court, Parker, CO 80134 NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 5/8/2014 Last Publication: 6/5/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 4/29/2014 ROBERT J. HUSSON DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: JENNIFER H TRACHTE Colorado Registration #: 40391 1199 BANNOCK STREET , DENVER, COLORADO 80204 Phone #: (303) 813-1177 Fax #: (303) 813-1107 Attorney File #: 1068.06519
Legal Notice No.: 2013-0770 First Publication: 5/8/2014 Last Publication: 6/5/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Parker NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2014-0070 To Whom It May Concern: On 2/14/2014 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: ELDON D. EAST AND SHERENE B. EAST Original Beneficiary: JWDIRECT Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: MIDFIRST BANK Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 9/1/2005 Recording Date of DOT: 10/26/2005 Reception No. of DOT: 2005103263 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $129,520.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $113,469.06 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and other violations of the terms thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: Condominium Unit R-1-304, Building 1, Prairie Walk on Cherry Creek Condominium Map #3 according to the Condominium Map recorded July 22, 2005, at Reception No. 2005067629, and as defined and described in the Declaration for Prairie Walk on Cherry Creek, recorded February 22, 2005 at Reception No. 2005015009, in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of Douglas County, County of Douglas, State of Colorado. Garage Unit G-1-E, Prairie Walk on Cherry Creek Condominium Map #2 according to the Condominium Map recorded June 14, 2005, at Reception No. 2005053579, and as defined and described in the Declaration for Prairie Walk on Cherry Creek, recorded February 22, 2005 at Reception No. 2005015009, in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of Douglas County, County of Douglas, State of Colorado. Which has the address of: 17209 Wilde Avenue #304, Parker, CO 80134 NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 4/10/2014 Last Publication: 5/8/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 2/14/2014 ROBERT J. HUSSON DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: KIMBERLY L. MARTINEZ Colorado Registration #: 40351 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2201, DENVER, COLORADO 80202 Phone #: (303) 865-1400 Fax #: (303) 865-1410 Attorney File #: 14-00265 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2014-0070 First Publication: 4/10/2014 Last Publication: 5/8/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Parker NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2014-0073 To Whom It May Concern: On 2/14/2014 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: JAY D ASHBURN AND HEATHER M ASHBURN Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR AMERICA'S WHOLESALE LENDER Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 11/15/2002 Recording Date of DOT: 12/10/2002 Reception No. of DOT: 2002134376 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $247,000.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $228,690.01 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and other violations of the terms thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 14, BLOCK 2, STONEGATE FILING NO. 9, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 10261 Hedge Lane, Parker, CO 80134 NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust.
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The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 4/10/2014 Last Publication: 5/8/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 2/14/2014 ROBERT J. HUSSON DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: CYNTHIA LOWERY-GRABER Colorado Registration #: 34145 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2201, DENVER, COLORADO 80202 Phone #: (303) 865-1400 Fax #: (303) 865-1410 Attorney File #: 13-08053 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2014-0073 First Publication: 4/10/2014 Last Publication: 5/8/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Parker NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2014-0075 To Whom It May Concern: On 2/14/2014 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: ELDON D. EAST AND SHERENE B. EAST Original Beneficiary: AFFILIATED FINANCIAL GROUP, INC. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 6/10/2005 Recording Date of DOT: 7/6/2005 Reception No. of DOT: 2005060864 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $129,530.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $122,854.79 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay monthly installments due Note Holder. Said Deed of Trust was rerecorded on 8/25/2005, under Reception No. 2005080444. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: Condominium Unit 9-303, Building 9, Prairie Walk on Cherry Creek Condominium Map #2 according to the Condominium Map recorded June 14, 2005, at Reception No. 2005053579, and as defined and described in the Declaration for Prairie Walk on Cherry Creek, recorded February 22, 2005 at Reception No. 2005015009, in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of Douglas County, County of Douglas, State of Colorado. Garage Unit G-18-D, Prairie Walk on Cherry Creek Condominium Map #2 according to the Condominium Map recorded June 14, 2005, at Reception No. 2005053579, and as defined and described in the Declaration for Prairie Walk on Cherry Creek, recorded February 22, 2005 at Reception No. 2005015009, in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of Douglas County, County of Douglas, State of Colorado. Which has the address of: 17389 Nature Walk Trail #9-303, Parker, CO 80134 NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 4/10/2014 Last Publication: 5/8/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 2/14/2014 ROBERT J. HUSSON DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: HOLLY DECKER Colorado Registration #: 32647 355 UNION BOULEVARD SUITE 250, LAKEWOOD, COLORADO 80228 Phone #: (303) 274-0155 Fax #: (303) 274-0159 Attorney File #: 14-945-26021 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2014-0075 First Publication: 4/10/2014 Last Publication: 5/8/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Parker NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2014-0076 To Whom It May Concern: On 2/18/2014 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: JAMES P SULLIVAN Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LUCCHINO & ASSOCIATES, INC. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 5/6/2004 Recording Date of DOT: 5/7/2004
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Parker NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2014-0076
To Whom It May Concern: On 2/18/2014 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: JAMES P SULLIVAN Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LUCCHINO & ASSOCIATES, INC. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 5/6/2004 Recording Date of DOT: 5/7/2004 Reception No. of DOT: 2004047119 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $205,760.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $203,237.46 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and other violations of the terms thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 31, BLOCK 5, THE PINERY SW FILING NO. 1A, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 6277 East Old Divide Trail, Parker, CO 80134
NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 4/17/2014 Last Publication: 5/15/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 2/19/2014 ROBERT J. HUSSON DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: LISA CANCANON Colorado Registration #: 42043 1199 BANNOCK STREET , DENVER, COLORADO 80204 Phone #: (303) 813-1177 Fax #: (303) 813-1107 Attorney File #: 2245.100012.F01 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2014-0076 First Publication: 4/17/2014 Last Publication: 5/15/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press
PUBLIC NOTICE Parker NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2014-0087 To Whom It May Concern: On 2/26/2014 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: TIFFANY W KEY AND LAMAR M KEY Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE BANK, FSB Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 5/12/2008 Recording Date of DOT: 5/19/2008 Reception No. of DOT: 2008035582 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $310,880.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $289,131.79 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and other violations of the terms thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 14, BLOCK 1, REATA NORTH FILING NO. 2, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 21587 E Tallkid Ave, Parker, CO 80138-8817 NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 4/24/2014 Last Publication: 5/22/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 2/26/2014 ROBERT J. HUSSON DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: JOAN OLSON Colorado Registration #: 28078 1199 BANNOCK STREET , DENVER, COLORADO 80204 Phone #: (303) 813-1177 Fax #: (303) 813-1107 Attorney File #: 9696.100071.F01 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2014-0087 First Publication: 4/24/2014 Last Publication: 5/22/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press
NOTICE OF PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE AT TAX LIEN SALE AND OF To advertise your public notices call 303-566-4100 APPLICATION FOR ISSUANCE OF TREASURER’S DEED
Public Trustees PUBLIC NOTICE Parker NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2014-0099 To Whom It May Concern: On 3/12/2014 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: HEERA SINGH Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR UNIBELL FINANCIAL, INC., ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 1/23/2008 Recording Date of DOT: 2/1/2008 Reception No. of DOT: 2008007346 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $226,598.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $215,960.50 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and other violations of the terms thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 7, BLOCK 2, VILLAGES OF PARKER, FILING NO. 8A, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 23555 Broadmoor Drive, Parker, CO 80138 NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 5/8/2014 Last Publication: 6/5/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 3/14/2014 ROBERT J. HUSSON DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: MILNOR H. SENIOR, III Colorado Registration #: 7226 333 W. COLFAX AVENUE SUITE 450, DENVER, COLORADO 48302 Phone #: (248) 335-9200 Fax #: (248) 335-1335 Attorney File #: 13CO00826-1 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2014-0099 First Publication: 5/8/2014 Last Publication: 6/5/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press
Government Legals 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: OCCUPANT - Allen Hedrick - Bud Turk, President, c/o Prestige Properties Ltd. David P Chambers & Vickey A Chambers - Jane S Meislahn, Secretary, c/o Prestige Properties Ltd - Prestige Properties Ltd You and each of you are hereby notified that on the 15th day of November 2007 the then County Treasurer of the County of Douglas, in the State of Colorado, sold at public tax lien sale to Allen Hedrick the following described real estate situate in the County of Douglas, State of Colorado, to wit: LOT 4 BLK 3 MERIBEL VILLAGE 1 0.496 AM/L and said County Treasurer issued a certificate of purchase therefore to Allen Hedrick. That said tax lien sale was made to satisfy the delinquent taxes assessed against said real estate for the year 2006; That said real estate was taxed or specially assessed in the name(s) of David P & Vickey A Chambers for said year 2006. That a Treasurer’s Deed will be issued for said real estate to the said Allen Hedrick at 1:00 o’clock P.M., on the 7th day of August 2014, 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 April 2014. /s/ Diane A. Holbert County Treasurer of Douglas County Legal Notice No.: 925308 First publication: April 24, 2014 Last publication: May 8, 2014 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press 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,
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:
OCCUPANT - Gerald P Lucy and Gloria J Walsh - Stephen Bruce Gale - Stuart R Opp and Deidre A Opp You and each of you are hereby notified that on the 12th day of November 2009 the then County Treasurer of the County of Douglas, in the State of Colorado, sold at public tax lien sale to Stephen Bruce Gale the following described real estate situate in the County of Douglas, State of Colorado, to wit: LOT 4 BLK 4 REFILING OF WESTCREEK LAKES FLG 2 1.29 AM/L and said County Treasurer issued a certificate of purchase therefore to Stephen Bruce Gale. That said tax lien sale was made to satisfy the delinquent taxes assessed against said real estate for the year 2008; That said real estate was taxed or specially assessed in the name(s) of Stuart R Opp & Deidre A Opp for said year 2008. That a Treasurer’s Deed will be issued for said real estate to the said Stephen Bruce Gale at 1:00 o’clock P.M., on the 7th day of August 2014, 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 April 2014. /s/ Diane A. Holbert County Treasurer of Douglas County Legal Notice No.: 925307 First publication: April 24, 2014 Last publication: May 8, 2014 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press
PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE REGARDING DOUGLAS COUNTY’S COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM’S 30-DAY PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD AND PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE 2014-2018 CONSOLIDATED PLAN AND 2014 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN The 2014-2018 Consolidated Plan is a housing and community development strategic plan for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. The 2014-2018 Consolidated Plan identifies the priorities and objectives that guide how the County’s CDBG funds will be allocated over the next five years. It also includes the 2014 Annual Action Plan, which outlines the projects to be funded in the 2014 program year for housing and community development in Douglas County. Funding allocated in the 2014 Annual Action Plan includes approximately $853,273 as the annual entitlement grant, as well as a reallocation amount of $97,472. The 30-day comment period for the 2014-2018 Consolidated Plan and 2014 Annual Action Plan is from May 8, 2014 through June 6, 2014. These documents are available online at www.douglas.co.us/cdbg/whats-new / along with a list of locations to access a hard copy of the plans. Share your comments at an open house scheduled for May 29, 2014 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in Conference Rooms A and B at 100 Third St. in Castle Rock. A public hearing will be held on June 10, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. by the Board of County Commissioners of the County of Douglas, in the Commissioners Hearing Room, at the address listed above, to consider the adoption of the 2014-2018 Consolidated Plan and 2014 Annual Action Plan. Interpreters or special needs accommodations can be provided with advance notice by contacting Tina Dill, Douglas County Department of Community Development at 303-814-4380. Persons in need of information for the hearing impaired may call the TTY number at 303-663-7791. File #MI2014-001. Legal Notice No.: 925408 First Publication: May 8, 2014 Last Publication: May 8, 2014 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF CONTRACTORS SETTLEMENT COUNTY OF DOUGLAS STATE OF COLORADO NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to Section 38-26-107, C.R.S., as amended, that on June 7, 2014 final settlement will be made by the County of Douglas, State of Colorado, for and on account of a contract between Douglas County and Noraa Concrete Construction Corporation for the 2013 Traffic Engineering Pedestrian Projects, Douglas County Project Number TF 2013-024, TF 2013030, TF 2013-039 in Douglas County; and that any person, co-partnership, association or corporation that has an unpaid claim against said Noraa Concrete Construction Corporation 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 June 7, 2014 file a verified statement of the amount due and unpaid on account of such claim with the Board of County Commissioners, c/o Public Works Engineering Director, with a copy to the Project Engineer Amy Branstetter, Department of Public Works Engineering, Philip S. Miller Building, 100 Third Street, Suite 220, Castle Rock, CO 80104. Failure on the part of claimant to file such statement prior to such final settlement will relieve said County of Douglas from all and any liability for such claimant's claim. The Board of Douglas County Commissioners of the County of Douglas, Colorado, By: Frederick H. Koch, P.E., Public Works Engineering Director. Legal Notice No.: 925410 First Publication: May 8, 2014 Last Publication: May 15, 2014 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press
20 Parker Chronicle
May 9, 2014
‘Great Gatsby’ is rich in illusion Play brings iconic story to stage
if you go “The Great Gatsby” plays through May 25 in the Black Box Theatre at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays May 8 and 15; 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets: 720-898-7200, arvadacenter.org.
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firstname.lastname@example.org “All the characters of this story are skilled at creating worlds around them that fit their version of reality, but none is more committed to dreams than Jay Gatsby. “He is master of illusion, and, like other gifted magicians, the ‘Great Gatsby’ creates a beautiful world of deception. His blind commitment to the rags-to-riches American Dream betrays him …,” wrote Elizabeth Zurn, the new play dramaturg at Creede Repertory Theatre. It’s summer 1922 on New York’s Long Island. Not only are the characters skilled at creating an illusion, but the Arvada Center’s technical magicians share that skill. The stage set, with its two levels and sets of doors, takes the audience from roadside filling station into Gatsby’s mansion, with a 1920s musical background filling in gaps between conversations. Costumes are detailed and believable — with Gatsby’s white and pastel summer suits, and flapper dresses and stockings with seams for the women. Graham Ward plays a low-key Nick Car-
Jay Gatsby (Anthony Bianco) and Daisy Buchanan (Jamie Ann Romero) have a troubled history in “The Great Gatsby.” Courtesy photo raway, who serves as a sort of narrator/ commentator, at times breaking through the fourth wall to talk with the audience. Anthony Bianco, as Jay Gatsby, is the dashing owner of the mansion next door to Nick’s modest Long Island rental. He bought it, we learn early, to be near his longtime love, Daisy Buchanan (the excellent Jamie Romero), who lives across
the sound. She has married abusive, prejudiced, wealthy Tom Buchanan (effectively portrayed by C. Clayton Blackwell in a Colorado debut). Daisy and Gatsby had fallen in love before he left for army service, but she, focused on her own well-being, did not wait for him to come back. Readers are probably familiar with F.
Scott Fitzgerald’s famous novel — adapted for the stage by Simon Levy. It is based to some extent on his personal story — so the reason to see this production would focus on how beautifully the Arvada Center’s skilled cast and crew will present the bittersweet tale. And they don’t disappoint, although the chemistry between Gatsby and Daisy was not as solid as one might expect — or perhaps that’s the point. Maybe these two are so self-centered, they are not capable of blind passion. “His voice is full of money …” Also strong in their parts: gas station owner George Wilson (Steven Cole Hughes) and his wife, Myrtle (Caitlin Doran), self-serving society type Jordan Baker (Audra Blaser) and gangster type Meyer Wolfsheim (Steve Einspahr). Not folks one would especially yearn to know, but they tell the audience a wellput-together, beautifully produced story, directed by Gavin Meyer.
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Government Legals Public Notice REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) #021-14 HIPAA SECURITY ASSESSMENT The Department of Information Technology of Douglas County Government, hereinafter referred to as the County, respectfully requests proposals from responsible and qualified firms for a technical security assessment of IT systems for HIPAA compliance.
The Department of Information Technology of Douglas County Government, hereinafter referred to as the County, respectfully requests proposals from responsible and qualified firms for a technical security assessment of IT systems for HIPAA compliance.
The RFP documents may be reviewed and/or printed from the Rocky Mountain EPurchasing System website at www.rockymountainbidsystem.com. RFP documents are not available for purchase from Douglas County Government and can only be accessed from the above-mentioned website. Proposal responses will be received until 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 5,
The Department of Information Technology of Douglas County Government, hereinafter referred to as the County, respectfully requests proposals from responsible and qualified firms for a technical security assessment of IT systems for HIPAA compliance. The RFP documents may be reviewed and/or printed from the Rocky Mountain EPurchasing System website at www.rockymountainbidsystem.com. RFP documents are not available for purchase from Douglas County Government and can only be accessed from the above-mentioned website.
Proposal responses will be received until 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 5, 2014 by Douglas County Government, Finance Department, Purchasing Division, 100 Third Street, Suite 130, Castle Rock, Colorado 80104. Three (3) hardcopies and a CD/Flash-drive copy of your proposal response shall be submitted in a sealed envelope, plainly marked “Request for Proposal (RFP) #021-14, HIPAA Security Assessment”. Electronic/faxed proposals will not be accepted. Proposals will not be considered which are re-
The Department of Information Technology of Douglas County Government, hereinafter referred to as the County, respectfully requests proposals from responsible and qualified firms for a technical security assessment of IT systems for HIPAA compliance. The RFP documents may be reviewed and/or printed from the Rocky Mountain EPurchasing System website at www.rockymountainbidsystem.com. RFP documents are not available for purchase from Douglas County Government and can only be accessed from the above-mentioned website. Proposal responses will be received until 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 5, 2014 by Douglas County Government, Finance Department, Purchasing Division, 100 Third Street, Suite 130, Castle Rock, Colorado 80104. Three (3) hardcopies and a CD/Flash-drive copy of your proposal response shall be submitted in a sealed envelope, plainly marked “Request for Proposal (RFP) #021-14, HIPAA Security Assessment”. Electronic/faxed proposals will not be accepted. Proposals will not be considered which are received after the time stated, and any proposals so received will be returned unopened.
Douglas County Government reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, to waive formalities, informalities, or irregularities contained in a said proposal and furthermore, to award a contract for items herein, either in whole or in part, if it is deemed to be in the best interest of the
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Douglas County Government reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, to waive formalities, informalities, or irregularities contained in a said proposal and furthermore, to award a contract for items herein, either in whole or in part, if it is deemed to be in the best interest of the County to do so. Additionally, we reserve the right to negotiate optional items and/or services with the successful firm. Please direct any questions concerning this RFP to Carolyn Riggs, Purchasing Supervisor at 303-660-7434 or email@example.com, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.
Please direct any questions concerning this RFP to Carolyn Riggs, Purchasing Supervisor at 303-660-7434 or firstname.lastname@example.org, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Legal Notice No.: 925416 First Publication: May 8, 2014 Last Publication: May 8, 2014 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press
Parker Chronicle 21 May 9, 2014
Mountain Vista coaches up success Golden Eagles start boys lacrosse playoffs as No. 3 seed, Chaparral is No. 15 By Jim Benton
ThunderRidge shortstop Brody Westmoreland successfully steals second base with plenty of time to spare as Chaparral second baseman Aaron Hammann waits for the throw. Starting pitcher Jake Eissler tossed a three-hit, seven-inning shutout in ThunderRidge’s 5-0 Continental League triumph over Chaparral on April 30. Defending state champion ThunderRidge (12-7) finished fourth in the Continental League with a 7-4 record and opens the playoffs May 10 as the No. 11 seed. Chaparral (11-8) tied for fifth with a 6-5 league record and will travel to Columbine High School May 10 where the Wolverines open the postseason as the No. 13 seed. Photo by Paul DiSalvo
RUNNING FOR RECORDS
There are many formulas for success but the foundation for all the various blueprints is peaking at the right time. Mountain Vista’s boys lacrosse team is striving to do just that as the Golden Eagles head into the Class 5A state playoffs. “We have guys that are all starting to step up right now,” said first-year Vista coach Jake Herman, who formerly coached at Regis Jesuit. “You have to peak at the right time and this is the time for us to play our best lacrosse. And I feel like we are.” Mountain Vista (13-2) drew a No. 3 seed in the Class 5A state playoffs and is slated to open up at home against No. 14 Heritage (8-7) on May 8. “At this time of the year you have to literally just take it one game at a time,” Herman said. “Knowing your opponent at this time of year is huge. Just going through the playoffs before and being a part of a state championship team when I was at Regis, there is also a lot of luck. “A lot of things have to fall in line. Anything goes once you get into the playoffs. And anything definitely goes once you get to the quarterfinals. Anybody can beat anybody.” The Golden Eagles average 14 goals a game while allowing 7.4 on the season. One of the strengths for the Vista lacrosse program is the coaching staff that includes
Herman, former University of Denver coach Jamie Munro and ex-Colorado Mammoth coach Bob Hamley. “Jamie is my assistant coach,” said Herman, also a science teacher at Vista. “He and I work really well together. We have very regimented practice plans. We train very specifically every day. It’s made a big difference. Jamie and I have been friends for a long time. We have always talked about wanting to coach together. “I’m there addressing the kids as the head coach and I look over and I’ve got Jamie Munro, a former Division I coach. We hired Bob Hamley who was head coach of the Colorado Mammoth. So I have an ex-Mammoth coach in the locker room with me also. So it was an interesting scenario for me to be addressing the team with all this coaching experience around me. I’m excited about it.” The south metro area has a strong presence in the postseason. In Class 5A, Cherry Creek (12-8), runner-up the past two seasons, was seeded No. 1 and scheduled to open the first round against No. 16 Denver East (7-8). Other opening round games scheduled included: No. 11 Highlands Ranch (11-4) at No. 6 Arapahoe (10-5); No. 15 Chaparral (9-6) at No. 2 Regis Jesuit (14-1); No. 13 Castle View (8-7) at No. 4 Kent Denver (104); and No. 8 Rock Canyon (105) vs. No. 9 Palmer (11-4). In Class 4A, Ponderosa was seeded second in the boys Class 4A lacrosse playoffs which began May 7. The Mustangs (12-2) hosted Summit (6-9) in a firstround contest while No. 3 Valor Christian entertained No. 14 Durango (10-4).
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The Lutheran High School boys 4x400 meter relay team (from left) sophomore Kent Harris and seniors Ryan Lee, Darian Perez and Hunter Arnell set a new Class 2A state record, finishing in a time of 3:24.21 April 26 at the Liberty Bell invitational. The foursome also set a new school record, running the 4x200 meter relay in a time of 1:30.8. They are ranked No. 1 in 2A in both events. Lee and Perez were also part of the team’s 4x100 meter relay team with sophomore Chris Youngs and senior Kent Harris that set a school record of 43.98 seconds at the event. Additionally, Arnell set a new school record in the 400 meters, finishing in a time of 50.30 seconds. Courtesy photo
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The following players from south metro schools have qualified for the Class 5A and 4A state tennis tournaments. Both tournaments will be played May 8-10, with the 5A tourney taking place at Gates Tennis Center in Denver and the 4A tourney being played at Pueblo City Park in Pueblo. No. 1 singles: Gloria Son, Cherry Creek; Tate Schroder, Arapahoe; Amy Zhong, Mountain Vista; Lauren Lindell, Ponderosa; Clara Larson, Douglas County. No. 2 singles: Julie Mannino, Cherry Creek; MacKenzie Jones, Arapahoe; Kendra Lavallee, Mountain Vista; Brittany Glantz, Ponderosa; Sara Leovic, Littleton; McKinsey Stark, Castle View. No. 3 singles: Maddie Roberts, Cherry Creek; Lela Krebsbach, Mountain Vista; Claire Cox, Ponderosa; Anna Frazier, Chaparral; Paula Pulido, Highlands Ranch; Natalie Borchelt, Arapahoe. No. 1 doubles: Mia HooverRachael Scheper, Cherry Creek; Abby Cruz-Natalie Sloboth, Arapahoe; Mollie Gopsill-Gin-
ny Hancock, Heritage; Brooke Jacks-Nicole Eiten, Highlands Ranch; Jordan Wade-Tyla Stewart, Mountain Vista; Lauren Bredar-Lauren Sehgal, Littleton; Natasha Williams-Haley Hildenbrand, Legend; Emma Hogan-Taylor Rusk, ThunderRidge; Lauren Sehgal-Lauren Bredar, Littleton; Ally OrcettSavannah Heebner, Castle View. No. 2 doubles: Jessi MurphyHannah Fernley, Cherry Creek; Sarah Shortfall-Allison Snyder, Arapahoe; Katy Cohen-Meccah Jackson, Heritage; Jenna LoweSydney Foster, Ponderosa; Rachel Pearson-Maddie Hicks, Littleton No. 3 doubles: Sarah Grace Walker-Phoebe Mackenzie, Cherry Creek; Bridget O’BrienLaura Wilms, Arapahoe; Caitlin Jackson-Erin Myers, Heritage; Mari Dudek-Maddie Eccher, Mountain Vista; Alyssa LoweTaylor Saunders, Ponderosa No. 4 doubles: Kara Lee-Jessica Diamond, Cherry Creek; Natalie Betts-Bria Busta, Arapahoe; Amy Zhong-Hannah Smith, Mountain Vista; Erin Daniel-Jaclyn Bodwin, Rock Canyon; Kendall Jackson-Peyton Pendleton, Heritage; Hannah Rossing-Paula Malprichet, Chaparral.
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Parker Chronicle 23
May 9, 2014
Services Hardwood Floors
INNOVATIVE PAINTING Residential Experts
35% Off All Int. & Ext.
ALL PRO WOOD FLOORING Beautiful Hardwood Flooring Installations-All Types Free Estimates and Competitive Pricing All Work 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
Call Paul (720) 305-8650
Mountain high Lawncare, Landscape, Sprinkler & Drainage
Classic Hardwood Floors • Installation of new floors • Sanding, Refinishing, Staining existing floors • Free Estimates
303.591.7772 Mike independent Hardwood Floor Co, LLC • Dust Contained Sanding • New or Old Wood • Hardwood Installation
insured/FRee estimates Brian 303-907-1737
Family Owned and Operated • We are a full service design, installation and maintenance company.
LANDSCAPE • Complete Landscape Design & Construction • Retaining Walls, Paver & Natural Stone Patios • Decks & Pergolas • Drainage Solutions • New Plantings • Landscape Lighting • Irrigation Systems and Repairs • Concrete Work • Clean-ups & Plant Pruning Licensed
• Home • Business • Junk & Debris • Furniture • Appliances • Tree Limbs • Moving Trash • Carpet • Garage Clean Out
Professional Landscape Service • Paver - Flagstone Patios • Planter, Retaining Walls • Full Landscape Service
Dirt, Rock, Concrete, Sod & Asphalt
$350.00 off any complete project ask for details Insured – All work guaranteed
Call Bernie 303.347.2303
Affordable Rental/Garage Clean-Outs Furniture, Appliances
Sprinkler Activation/Repair Yard Mowing, Aerating, Fertilizing, Yard Clean Up Jardinero Lawn Service
RON‘S LANDSCAPING Yard Clean-up, Raking, Weeding, Flower Bed Maintenance, Shrubbery Trimming Soil Prep - Sod Work Trees & Shrub Replacement also Small Tree & Bush Removal Bark, Rock Walls & Flagstone Work
Family owned business with over 35 yrs. exp.
Call or email Ron 303-758-5473 email@example.com
• Tree & Shrub Trimming • Aerate • • Fertilize • Gutter Clean Up & Repair • • Fence Installation & Repair • • Handyman Services •
Call Walter at 720-366-5498 firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for a FREE quote
• Honest pricing • • Free estimates • We will match any written estimate! Same day service! No job too small or too big!
303-960-7665 A&M Lawn Service
• Hauling off of unwanted items/junk • Minimum charge only $60 depending on load • Also offer roll-off dumpsters
303.591.7772 Mike Jamieson
Home Improvement For ALL your Remodeling & Repair Needs
• SPRING FERTILIZATION/AERATION/CLEAN UP • SPRINKLER START-UPS/REPAIR •XERISCAPING • LANDSCAPING • FLAGSTONE OR PAVESTONE • SHRUB/TREE INSTALLATION & PRUNING • SPRINKLER • DESIGN & INSTALLATION - PATIOS & WALKWAYS -SOD & SOIL • AMENDMENTS - RETAINING WALLS - WATER FEATURES • LAWN MAINTENANCE - Commercial & Residential
Weekly Mowing • Fertilization Aeration - $8/1000 sq.ft. $35/5000 sq. ft. Power Raking & Vacuuming - $85/5000 sq. ft. or $17/1000 sq.ft. WATER FEATURES • SPRINKLERS
30 Years Exp.
303-791-5551 CALL FOR A FREE ESTIMATE
No services for Castle Rock & Parker www.AMLandscapingServices.com
Family Owned & Operated
HIGHLANDS HOME IMPROVEMENT, INC. General Repair, Remodel, Electrical, Plumbing, Custom Kitchen & Bath, Tile Installation & Basement Finish
Landscaping & Summer Mowing
Quality Painting for Every Budget • Exteriors • Interiors • Decks • Insured • Free Estimates
We are community.
Weekly Mowing, Power Raking
Thomas Floor Covering
Water Heaters • Water Softeners Gas & Water Lines • Repair, Remodel, Replace Whole House Water Filters • Consulting (for the do it yourselfer) • Kitchens, Bathrooms, & Basements • LOCAL
RALPH’S & JOE’S AFFORDABLE
Your Community Connector to Boundless Rewards
~ All Types of Tile ~ Ceramic - Granite ~ Porcelain - Natural Stone ~ Vinyl 26 Years Experience •Work Warranty
ALL PRO TILE & STONE Expert Tile, Marble, & Granite, Installations Free Estimates and Competitive Pricing All Work 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
Call Paul (720) 305-8650
Your experienced Plumbers.
Insured & Bonded
• Interior • Exterior • Free Estimates
303-956-8803 General Repair & Remodel
ABE’S TREE & SHRUB CARE
“We Treat Your Home Like It’s Our Home.”
Basements, Bathrooms & Kitchens "We Also Specialize in Electrical Projects" Licensed/Insured/Guaranteed
Abraham Spilsbury Owner/Operator
• Pruning • Removals • Shrub Maintenance • FreeEstimates Certified Arborist,Insured, Littleton Resident 720.283.8226 C:720.979.3888
• Hot Water Heat • Forced Air • Water Heaters • Kitchens • Baths • Service Repair • Sprinkler Repair •
Master Plumber • All plumbing repairs & replacement • Bathroom remodels • Gas pipe installation • Sprinkler repair
~ Licensed & Insured ~
Complete Home Remodeling Basement Finish, Kitchen & Bath, Deck, Rooﬁng, Painting, Drywall, Tile, Stone, Hardwood ﬂooring, Windows & Doors No labor fees till job Completion.
Free Estimates 720 670 9957 Roofing/Gutters
www.AnyWeatherRoofing.com • Sales@AnyWEatherRoofing.com
PH: 303-472-8217 FX: 303-688-8821
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“We’re Crazy About Plumbing” CUSTOM HOMES REMODEL FINISHED BASEMENTS SERVICE AND REPAIR Licensed • Insured
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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
ALAN ATTWOOD, Master Plumber
Aerate, Fertilize, Spring Clean Up Trim Bushes & Small Trees, Senior Discounts
Lic. MASTER PLUMBER FOR HIRE
Family Owned & Operated. Low Rates.
No Money Down
www.lovablepainters.com Alpine Landscape Management
Licenced & Insured
Mow – Edge - Trim Aeration & Fertilization Sprinkler Repair
• Interior/Exterior • 35 years experience in your area • A-Rating with BBB • Fully Insured • I do the work myself • No job to small
Continental inC. Full Lawn Maintenance
Mike’s Painting & Decorating
SPRINKLER TURN ON MOWING & SPRING YARD CLEAN UP
Free estimates 7 days a Week
CALL TODAY FOR YOUR FREE QUOTE www.innovativepaintingllc.com
email@example.com We Honor All Major Credit Cards • Spring Cleanup • Sprinkler Start-Up • • Lawn Care • Areate/Power Rake • • Weed Control • Drainage • • Tree & Shrub Care • Sprinkler System • Design, Installagtion, Repair & Startup
COLORADO REGISTERED LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT
Instant Trash Hauling
“Over 300 Houses painted in 2013” 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
Professional Installations & Repairs Lifetime Warranty + SOD INSTALLATION
$AVE MONEY AND WATER Fast, friendly service All Work Guaranteed!
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES GUIDE 5280 Residential Garage Doors LLC We do concrete, sod, decks, sprinklers, outdoor kitchens, fire pits. We can build all of your landscaping needs, please call for a free estimate! 10 years in business. 303-621-0192 • cell 720-338-5275
• New Doors Installed • Openers • Maintenance • Repairs • Emergency Service
720-499-6262 Full Service – Low Rates
To advertise your business here, call Karen at 303-566-4091
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May 9, 2014
Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
LEASE MONTH + TAX
36 MO. MSRP 32190.00 RESIDUAL 57% $2999 DUE AT SIGNING MUST QUALIFY FOR REBATE CONQUEST LEASE $1000 WAC 10K/YEAR
2014 RAM 1500
2014 Dodge Dart
Crew Cab MONTH + TAX
36 MO. MSRP - $39210 RESIDUAL 58% MUST QUALIFY FOR REBATES DENVER TRUCK COMPETITIVE UPGRADE $1000 CONQUEST LEASE $1000 10K/YEAR $3499 DUE AT SIGNING
36 MO. 10K/YEAR MSRP - $24485 RESIDUAL 55% MUST QUALIFY FOR REBATES $2000 CUSTOMER LEASE CASH WAC $2999 DUE AT SIGNING
2014 JEEP CHEROKEE LATITUDE
2014 Jeep Wrangler Starting as low as
MONTH + TAX
MONTH + TAX
Medved Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram 1520 S Wilcox Castle Rock, CO 80104 (720) 733-7156. www.MedvedSouth.com
36 MO. 10K/YEAR MSRP $27490 RESIDUAL 55% MUST QUALIFY FOR REBATES CONQUEST LEASE CASH $1000 WAC $3299 DUE AT SIGNING
GUARANTEES the MAXIM PREOWNED SPECIALS UM trade allow ance for your trade ! 2012 Ford Edge $16,999 F3151TA 2013 Dodge Dart $18,999 D6160A 2011 Chevy Malibu $15,999 D6188TB 2011 VW Jetta TDI $19,999 D6255TA
Over 75 to choose from, 2 door and 4 door. We can customize your new Wrangler for you Medved factory trained and certified technicians can add lifts, tires and wheels, rock rails, bumpers, winches Get Yours Today for Best Selection!
ALL MAKES / ALL MODELS
20% OFF ANY REPAIR OR
MAINTENANCE (max savings of $150.00)
(up to 6 qts. of oil. diesel and synthetic extra. Shop supplies and disposal fees extra.)
Shop supplies and disposal fees extra.
• OIL CHANGE • ROTATE • INSPECTION
• DIESEL OIL CHANGE • FUEL FILTER
2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 4WD
$10,000 OFF! STOCK # G3766 UP TO $10,000 OFF DEPENDING ON REBATES QUALIFIED FOR, DOSE NOT INCLUDE TAX AND FEES. MSRP $45,330.00
2014 Chevy Cruze ECO
MONTH + TAX
STK#F2258T MSRP $39120 $6500 REB W/TRADE ASST
STOCK # G3685 THIS IS A 36 MONTH LEASE 10000 MILES PER YEAR WITH ZERO DUE AT SINGING, FOR WELL QUALIFIED BUYERS. DOSE NOT INCLUDE TAX AND FEES.
2014 Chevy Equinox
LEASE MONTH + TAX
STK#F3191 $2000 REBATES + TAXES MSRP $17930
STOCK # G3999 THIS IS A 36 MONTH LEASE WITH 10000 MILES PER YEAR. $3,219.00 DUE AT SINGING AND PAYMENT DOSE NOT INCLUDE TAX AND FEES. FOR WELL QUALIFIED BUYERS.
2014 Buick Verano
MONTH + TAX G3905
STOCK # G3905 THIS IS A 36 MONTH LEASE WITH 10000 MILES PER YEAR AND 1990.00 DUE AT SINGING. PRICE DOSE NOT INCLUDE TAX AND FEES. FOR WELL QUALIFIED BUYERS.
Medved Chevy Buick/GMC 1506 S Wilcox Castle Rock, CO 80104 (720) 733-7114. www.MedvedSouth.com
MONTH + TAX
STK#F3254 MSRP $25745 $2499 DN + TAXES $2000 REBATE 24 MO .25% WAC MUST QUALIFY FOR REBATES
1404 S Wilcox Castle Rock, CO 80104
(720) 733-7119. www.MedvedSouth.com
Published on May 9, 2014