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School board member resigns Justin Williams cites desire to spend more time with family By Jane Reuter jreuter@coloradocommunitymedia.com Douglas County School Board Member Justin Williams stepped down from his post Jan. 6, saying he wants to fulfill a new year’s resolution to spend more time with his family. Williams had filed with the Colorado Secretary of State as a candidate for House District 44, but said he is not moving forward with that effort.

“I am in the process of withdrawing my filing to run for that seat,” he wrote in an email. “I am not running. I need to be a dad, something I have some room for improvement in.” The seat presently is held by Chris Holbert, who is running for the District 30 Senate seat, currently occupied by Ted Harvey. Williams In a news release issued by the Douglas County School District, Williams said, “I have served on the board for over six years and have really enjoyed being a part of such a wonderful school district

with excellent people. “It is time to spend my time focusing on my primary role as a husband and a father to my five children. I am very proud of the work we have accomplished and will always cherish it.” Williams, who represents the Parker area in District F, was first elected to the board in 2007. He was re-elected in 2011, and his second term was set to expire in November 2015. School board president Kevin Larsen, also quoted in the email, said the process to replace Williams will begin after the board formally accepts Williams’ resignation during its Jan. 21 meeting. “Our first priority is to thank Justin for

his service, his passion, and his unwavering commitment to DCSD,” wrote Larsen. “We regret that he will be unable to complete his term. “At our next meeting, the board will discuss a resolution to outline the process for replacing director Williams. I expect that we will set forth a process that includes an application and interview.” Williams, an executive with the Denver branch of the technology company Long View Systems, did not return calls requesting further comment. Douglas County Commissioner Jack Hilbert also has filed as a candidate for House District 44.

A case of Denver déjà vu? Last year’s battles will surface again this legislative session By Vic Vela

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U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Lucas Crowe, front row third from left, stands with his unit at Camp Bastion, Helmand Province, Afghanistan. The 2001 Chaparral High School graduate is in the midst of his third deployment. Courtesy photo by Cpl. Ashley E. Santy

Marine talks about life overseas Staff Sgt. Lucas Crowe stationed in Afghanistan By Chris Michlewicz

cmichlewicz@ coloradocommunitymedia.com Hollywood movies that depict heroics on the battlefield sometimes fail to give credit to the supporting cast of characters. Both at home and abroad, hundreds of thousands of Marines, airmen, sailors and soldiers perform their duties behind the scenes, without much fanfare. More often than not, the recognition they receive comes strictly from loved ones, as well as the “family” with whom they serve alongside. Marine Staff Sgt. Lucas Crowe is one of them. The 2001 Chaparral High School graduate deployed to Afghanistan over the summer and is tasked with one of the most important duties imaginable: equipping aircraft with survival gear. “I’m the person that makes sure that if that plane ever crashes, people are living afterwards,” said Crowe, who is stationed at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan’s Helmand province. That means making sure there are enough helmets, life rafts, parachutes, life preservers and oxygen masks for ev-

eryone on board, not to mention ensuring emergency communication systems are functional. Though it’s rare for flight survival equipment to be used, the gear that Crowe packed while station in Miramar, Calif., saved one F-18 pilot’s life when he ejected after an engine failed. That pilot, per unwritten code, thanked Crowe with a bottle of whiskey. The responsibility is immense and “attention to detail is what it boils down to,” said Crowe, who served as a Marine recruiter at Chaparral, Ponderosa and Legend high schools in 2012. “You have to make sure when you sign off, you’re saying it’s good and it will work if needed.” During a Jan. 7 phone call from Camp Bastion, the married father of two described the boredom involved with being stationed in a desolate foreign land. There are days when there is no work, and Crowe and the 76 Marines in his squadron are left to fill the time. They read books, play video games and endlessly watch full seasons of TV shows. They also built a gym and have taken to the Insanity Workout; Crowe says at 30, he is considered a “grandpa” by the younger Marines and tries hard to keep up. But with downtime comes a few doses of excitement. Depending on the inspection cycle, the crew can be swamped. Crowe, who oversees a six-

member flight equipment staff, doublechecks to make sure everything is secured and systems are up to date. Crowe is in charge of C-130 equipment, and if the plane is traveling over the ocean, for example, he will include extra life rafts. Camp Bastion is the base of operations for a C-130 fixed with missiles. Those at the base are on call 24/7 and fly around waiting for a phone call that will give the pilots their coordinates. “We get letters from units on the ground that have been pinned down, and they suddenly have these missiles come out of nowhere and take out the enemy,” Crowe said. Even though it’s his third deployment, missing birthdays and holidays is still tough, but Crowe will be back home at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in North Carolina within the next two months. The base is currently short a few Marines as a few squadrons traveled to the Philippines to help with typhoon relief efforts. Crowe was among those who responded to hard-hit areas of the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina made landfall in 2005. He worked three days straight, tossing life rafts to survivors from a helicopter. There might not be a lot of glory in the work, but Crowe is content in knowing he and his fellow Marines are making a difference.

Going into this year’s legislative session, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle insist that their next 120 days of work will focus on jobs and the economy. But the reality is that Democrats and Republicans will spend a good portion of their time refighting old battles inside the Capitol. Polarizing issues from last year’s session — rural energy mandates; oil and gas industry regulations; election reform; and, yes, gun control — will be debated again. It’s enough to make Yogi Berra proud, because a good portion of this year’s session will seem like deja vu all over again. “When you look at the outcry from the last session, there are some things that need to be looked at again,” said Senate Minority Leader Bill Cadman, R-Colorado Springs. “And we will have an opportunity to fix them.” Republicans will sponsor bills that seek to undo a Democrat-sponsored gun control package that was placed into law following last year’s session. The package led to new laws that created universal background checks on gun sales; limited the amount of ammunition that a highcapacity magazine can hold; and restricted domestic violence offenders’ access to guns. But Democratic leaders aren’t interested in having the same gun debates from last session, ones that led to emotionallycharged testimony and marathon committee hearings and floor votes. “We’re ready to move forward in Colorado and solve the problems that people are telling us we need to solve,” said House Speaker Mark Ferrandino, D-Denver. “We don’t need to rehash the same fights we fought over last year.” But Democrats won’t have much a choice. Besides gun legislation, Cadman Denver continues on Page 11

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Son takes family to uncharted territory Neil DiLorenzo lays the brown folder on the kitchen table. As he tells the tale and to better illustrate his point, he pulls out a map, a list of coordinates, a copy of an email, a log of emergency numbers. The thick file holds a literal paper trail, meticulously plotted, of his son’s extraordinary expedition in unsettled lands far away, a trip of self-discovery taken like pilgrims of old, on foot, alone, depending on the kindness of strangers for food and shelter. And, in this day of immediate and unceasing communication, no cell phone or laptop, therefore — for the most part — no connection to family or friends. “It did hit me, several weeks into it — he’s homeless,” Neil says. “I saw a homeless man and thought, `That’s my son,’ except he’s in a foreign land.” They call it Donovan’s Journey. But make no mistake: It’s Neil and Michelle DiLorenzo’s journey, too, one more in the life of parents, this one lived daily with a worry that hunkers in their hearts, even as they celebrate the unique courage of their child’s unusual quest. Neil: “We don’t really understand why he’s doing this.” Michelle: “It’s something that’s calling him.” Neil: “I think he felt he had to do this to discover himself, to see if he could live without the support of anyone.” For Donovan DiLorenzo, 42, the oldest of Neil and Michelle’s four children, an early career path seemed clear: Make money, lots of it. And as a marketing account executive working for top ad agencies, he was close to earning his first million before 9-11. But the devastating calamity shook him and rearranged his priorities. After researching urban school districts across the country, he decided to teach in the Ninth Ward in New Orleans, a predominantly African-American neighborhood struggling with deep poverty. He earned a master’s in education while teaching there. As Katrina bore down, he delivered two carloads of Ninth Ward residents to his sis-

ter’s home in Arkansas for safety, and later relocated them to Dallas — he still keeps in touch with the families. After Katrina, he gutted flooded homes, cooked in community kitchens and distributed supplies and information to victims. In 2006, he joined the Peace Corps and spent 28 months teaching in Malawi in southeast Africa, one of the world’s least-developed countries. He returned to New Orleans, teaching in a charter school, while also housing and supporting several immigrants from Malawi. “He doesn’t have anything,” Neil says, “but he gives everything he has.” Last summer, Donovan decided to act on a new dream — a pilgrimage through the Middle East and India with the possibility of writing a book about those experiences. To prepare, he gave away all his possessions, including his cell phone and laptop. He mailed books and mementos to his parents’ Highlands Ranch home. He kept one change of clothes, a sleeping bag, a tent and his bike and began cycling to Colorado. For three weeks, Neil and Michelle didn’t know where he was, or how he was. “It was,” says Michelle, who texts her children good morning every day, “awful.” One afternoon, they spotted him riding down the street. “He looked like the UPS man,” Neil says. But Donovan’s test run had proved successful. Planning began for the big journey. “We really wanted him to buy a cell phone,” Neil says. “He refused. He didn’t

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arrived. They put Donovan just south of the Sea of Galilee. “He’s two, three miles from the Syrian border,” Neil says. “Within a day of that, Obama said we’re going to declare war. For all I knew, he knew nothing of the problem. . . . (A friend in Egypt) said he’s got to get out of there; he’s got to get a gas mask. We were just totally petrified.” Michelle misses being able to talk to Donovan every day. “I am very nervous . . . that has been really, really hard not knowing where he’s at,” she says. But “you have to let them do their own thing.” Sometimes, finding the locations doesn’t alleviate the worry. Neil folds open another map, a topographical one that seems to depict mountains and no roads. “When I see him in the middle of nowhere, like this,” he says, “it makes me even more concerned.” But Neil has become an expert map finder. What seems like mountains on one map turns out to be hills with a dirt road on another. Neil’s maps trace Donovan’s journey with careful precision. He circles the coordinate locations in black marker and writes the date, then highlights the route in yellow. Occasional emails from Donovan are carefully tagged and posted onto the website, donovansjourney.com, so that family and friends can follow, too. Neil posts information on Facebook, as well. Donovan has journaled three stories about his trip so far, also on the website. He writes about sleepless nights in the open listening to packs of wild dogs outside of Nazareth, the spontaneous kindness of strangers inviting him to tea and conversation, playing with children near the Dead Sea. After walking 661 miles through the Middle East, including a brief stay in Egypt with a friend during which he was able to call Neil and Michelle, Donovan is now walking through India. Inadequate computer and satellite Healey continues on Page 9

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Bike skills trail in the works Dirt trails to be built at Bayou Gulch Regional Park By Chris Michlewicz

cmichlewicz@coloradocommunitymedia.com Douglas County’s latest addition to the recreation landscape will follow a “nontraditional” path. As part of its 2014 budget, the county approved the construction of a $225,000 mountain bike skills area at Bayou Gulch Regional Park. Randy Burkhardt, assistant director of parks and trails, said Douglas County is going beyond football, baseball and soccer by adding “nontraditional” sports to the repertoire. Mountain biking, he says, is one of the up-and-coming activities nationwide, not to mention Colorado. The mountain bike skills course — to be built on less than 10 acres on the east end of the park — will create a “multi-generational recreational experience,” Burkhardt said. “Three generations of a family could potentially come to this area and ride, because if you look at our population, we have an aging population, but they’re staying more active than they did a generation

ago,” he said. “This is kind of the (ages) `8to-80’ approach.” Douglas County hired Alpine Bike Parks, a company based in Whistler, B.C., to engineer the technical trails and construct a world-class mountain bike skills area. The project was delayed for a year because it was not viewed as a top priority, but work is expected to get underway in April, with completion this summer. The $225,000 price tag includes all final design, engineering, labor, and materials. The trails, with varying levels of difficulty, are now in the design phase. Discussions about whether to include specific features, including berms, rollers and rails, must still take place, Burkhardt said. “We’re looking at something that’s trailoriented, where people can work on their skills close to home and then go into the mountains,” he said. A planning document says the course will be “challenging for all levels, and blend into the surrounding natural topography as much as possible.” The mountain bike paths will be built in a “sloping bowl” within the existing pedestrian and equestrian trails, Burkhardt said. The east end of the park was an ideal location to limit the amount of potential conflicts between user groups.

Douglas County sixth-graders Ainsley Messenger, right, and Alyssa Marino, head out onto one of the many area trails this past fall on their bikes. A mountain bike skills park will open this summer at Bayou Gulch Regional Park south of Parker. File photo

Weather strands Legend HS band Trip lasted five days longer than expected By Chris Michlewicz

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The Legend High School band plays a rainy halftime show at the Gator Bowl. The band wound up stuck in Florida because of a snowstorm that slammed the East Coast. Courtesy Photo

The Legend High School band was among the thousands of travelers stranded by a winter storm that slammed the East Coast. More than 70 teens and chaperones were scheduled to return home from Florida on Jan. 2 when the cold, snowy conditions put a major kink in their travel plans. A day earlier the band played during the halftime show at the Gator Bowl.

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Laughter, light and forgiveness fill arena Celebration of Claire Davis’ life draws thousands By Jennifer Smith

jsmith@coloradocommunitymedia.com “Oh my gosh, Karl, what are you doing?” Those are the words that Claire Davis’ anguished father says were her last, spoken in the split second before Karl Pierson shot her in the head. “Claire tried to shine her light on his darkness,” said Michael Davis as he addressed the thousands of people who attended the celebration of Claire’s life, held at the National Western Stock Show arena on Jan. 1. Claire’s mother, Desiree, stood by his side as the room rose in a standing ovation. Although first responders rushed Claire from Arapahoe High School to the operating room within 30 minutes of the shooting on Dec. 13, she lapsed into a coma from which she would never emerge. She died on Dec. 21. Friends and family hope the entire community will take her final words forward as it tries to heal from yet another tragedy. “Before we say or do something, we should reflect and ask ourselves that last question,” said Pastor Steve Poos-Benson of Columbine United Church. “Ask ourselves what is it we are doing, and what is it we are doing to one another?” Michael Davis asked that Claire’s legacy be the light with which she filled the lives of all who knew her. “My wife and I forgive Karl Pierson,” he said. “Karl is no longer with us. It is no longer our responsibility to judge. As each of us must do someday, Karl must face infinity alone.” He said Claire would want everyone to forgive Pierson, and would want all who mourn her to keep love alive and light in their lives. “Make love more important than hate, desperation and fear,” he said. Light and laughter seemed to fill every crevice of Claire’s life. Her boyfriend, Alex Chapman, let her say how important those things were to her in her own words, by read-

Mourners light up the night with candles at the end of the celebration of the life of Claire Davis at the National Western Stock Show Complex on Jan. 1. Photo by Jennifer Smith ing a letter she wrote as part Rescue Station 15, who to give of a college application. rushed Claire to Littleton “I think laughter makes Adventist Hospital. The Davis family has established people real,” she wrote. “I But it was the people who a fund in Claire’s name that will be love to laugh and smile and, knew Claire who brought her used to support mental-health and more importantly, to make to life for those who didn’t. anti-violence causes in the comothers laugh and smile.” They told tales of screammunity. Chapman recalled how ing at teen-idol concerts, Arapahoe High School Commuhe knew she was special the giggling for hours on end, nity Fund minute he laid eyes on her. making friendship bracelets, The Denver Foundation Philanthropic Services “I looked at her and I said, drinking milkshakes and 55 Madison Street, Eighth Floor `Wow, she would be sometalking about boys. Denver, Colo. 80206-5423 one amazing to be with,’” “Almost every moment www.denverfoundation.org he said. “… I love Claire so I spent with Claire we were 720-974-2602 much, and I always will.” laughing,” said Mary Strauss, Several well-known a friend since middle school. names attended the event “Over the years she taught — U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, Gov. John Hick- me so much, but most importantly, how to enlooper and Olympian and Centennial resi- love someone more than you love yourself.” dent Missy Franklin all spoke, and Claire’s faRebecca Johnson, Claire’s riding coach vorite band, One Direction, sent their regrets. for seven years, said Claire was a fierce comArapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson petitor on her horse, Graphite Gran Grannus, was recognized with a standing ovation, and but rode with grace under pressure and true praise went out to all the first responders, class. including Deputy James Englert, the school“Above all else, she was kind, and the horsresource officer who got to the scene within es knew that, and they loved her,” said Johnseconds, and firefighters from Littleton Fire son, who nicknamed Claire “Fluffy Rainbow

Child.” “She left me an improved woman and a better coach,” she said. “Claire was my friend, and I loved her, and I know that love was returned.” Near the end of the ceremony, Johnson walked the horse out and retired the saddle of his fallen rider, presenting it to Claire’s mother. Poos-Benson sent the mourners home with a message to be vigilant in working to end the violence. “You need to go find the Karl Piersons in our community, and ask those Karls, `What are you doing? Where are you? We need you to be a part of us,’” he said. “You need to make sure that Karl gets help.” Claire’s parents and older brother, Alexander, thanked the community for its incredible support throughout their unimaginable ordeal. “She knew what it meant to have a friend and to be a friend,” said her father. “She was learning to find her bliss. The world was a better place with her in it, but we are coming to accept that it was time for us to return the gift to the giver.”

School door ‘was supposed to be locked’ Officials detail latest in Arapahoe High shooting investigation By George Lurie

glurie @coloradocommunitymedia.com The gunman gained access to the school through an exterior door that was routinely propped open on most school days, according to the latest details from the investigation into the shooting at Arapahoe High School. “That door was supposed to be locked,” Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said during a Dec. 30 press briefing. “Unfortunately, it wasn’t.” When asked if a locked exterior door may have kept the Dec. 13 shooting from taking place, the sheriff replied: “I don’t believe that would have prevented this evil act. He would have found a way to enter the school.” Never once saying the name of the 18-year-old gunman, Robinson repeatedly referred to Karl Pierson as “the murderer” and said on the day he entered the school with a shotgun, 125 shotgun shells, a machete and three Molotov cocktails, Pierson had “an absolute focus on doing the maximum amount of harm.” One new detail the sheriff revealed at the briefing: On the morning of the shooting, Pierson “went bowling, alone.” Claire Davis, the 17-year-old student who was shot point blank by Pierson and later died, “was exactly where she had a right to be” on the day of the shooting, Robinson said. “Claire was preparing herself for her future.” Robinson credited James Englert, the sheriff’s deputy stationed at the high school as the school resource officer, with preventing additional bloodshed

by responding immediately to the shots fired — “running to the thunder, exactly what our deputies are trained to do.” Robinson confirmed that Pierson fired five shots and set fire to a library bookshelf before taking his own life with a sixth shot in the back of the school library. “We are confident the murderer knew Deputy Englert and the (unarmed) school security officer [Rod Mauler] were approaching,” Robinson said. “Less than a minute and 20 seconds [elapsed] between the murderer entering the school and lying dead in the back of the library.” Robinson called Englert “a hero” and said the deputy will be back on duty at the high school beginning Jan. 6. “We think of James as a sheriff’s deputy,” said Robinson. “The students and staff at Arapahoe think of him as a Warrior.” The sheriff also praised school custodian Fabian Llerenas for his role in immediately alerting school officials of “an active shooter situation.” At the start of the hour-long press briefing, held at the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office on East Broncos Parkway in Centennial, Centennial Mayor Cathy Noon, District Attorney George Brauchler and several federal and state law enforcement officials also issued brief statements. “First and foremost, our hearts go out to the Davis family, whose loss has profoundly touched our community,” Noon said. “Centennial is a family community — families of first responders, families of schools, businesses, neighborhoods and churches. On Dec. 13, those families came together in a big way to support each other and provide Arapahoe High School with comfort, support and safety.” Noon thanked the sheriff’s office and neighboring first responders who, she said, “handled the situation quickly and professionally.”

The mayor also thanked the many businesses surrounding the high school for “providing socks, blankets, food, or whatever was needed as students and families rushed from the school.” Brauchler said a total of 12 search warrants had been executed so far in the investigation and anticipated more would be issued. “This one hits close to home for me,” the Highlands Ranch resident said. “Arapahoe High is awfully close to where I live.” Saying it was “far too early in the process” for definitive answers, Robinson said that investigators still believe Pierson acted “on his own.” “We continue to conduct extensive and detailed interviews, including with members of the murderer’s family,” Robinson said. Robinson revealed that in addition to going bowling, Pierson bought additional rounds of ammunition the morning of Dec. 13. “He entered the school at approximately 12:34 p.m. and immediately fired a shotgun blast down an empty hallway,” the sheriff said. Robinson confirmed Pierson’s second shot hit Davis. After entering the library, Pierson fired another shot into the empty office of librarian and debate coach Tracy Murphy, Robinson said. Pierson, a member of the debate team, had threatened Murphy after a disagreement with the coach in September. Robinson confirmed the incident had been reported to law enforcement authorities. The day before the shooting occurred, Robinson had announced his plans to retire on Jan. 31. Saying he “will not arbitrarily put a timeline” on finishing the investigation, Robinson did confirm that he still plans to retire in early 2014. “This investigation will not be concluded on my watch,” he said.


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Judge’s ruling may impact foundation allegations Attorney for nonprofit says 2013 review showed organization in compliance By Jane Reuter

jreuter@coloradocommunitymedia.com Three Douglas County residents who believe the Douglas County Educational Foundation violated its nonprofit status say a Denver judge’s recent ruling against the school district adds teeth to their allegations. An attorney for the DCEF says the organization did not cross any such lines. The foundation is the Douglas County School District’s nonprofit fundraising arm. Administrative Law Judge Hollyce Farrell ruled Dec. 24 that DCSD violated the state’s Fair Campaign Practices Act by using district funds to pay for a September 2013 report complimenting its reforms. Half of the money used to pay for Rick Hess’ white paper, “The Most Interesting School District in America?” came from DCSD, the other half from the DCEF.

The DCEF also paid $50,000 to former U.S. Secretary of Education Bill Bennett for a speech and separate white paper. In both, Bennett praised the reform efforts. Farrell found insufficient evidence to conclude public funds were used when the DCEF paid for the Bennett report. However, her ruling in the case filed by unsuccessful school board candidate Julie Keim concluded, “Dr. Bennett’s report was an endorsement for the district’s reform agenda, and was intended to influence the outcome of the board election.” Bennett’s paper refers to the current district leaders’ “unanimous control of the board,” and its ability to “proceed full speed ahead virtually unfettered by opposition.” Hess’ paper includes a section on “electing a reform board” and profiles of current board members. “DougCo is a compelling illustration of how a unified board majority can fuel rapid, ambitious reform,” he wrote. Meg Masten, Susan Arnold and Bob Kaser — a former DCEF chairman — filed complaints with the Internal Revenue Service alleging improper behavior by the dis-

Marijuana, driving can lead to DUI Motorists must submit to test if officer suspects impairment Staff report State officials are reminding the public that just because marijuana is now legal, driving under its influence is decidedly illegal. “From the perspective of law enforcement, the legalization of recreational marijuana hasn’t changed the DUI law. If you drive high, you will get a DUI,” said Col. Scott Hernandez, chief of the Colorado State Patrol. “Officers are trained to detect impairment of all substances, including marijuana.” All police officers are trained to detect when someone is drunk or high, and many are specially trained drug-recognition experts. Littleton Police Cmdr. Trent Cooper says nothing will change for local departments. “Amendment 64 doesn’t change anything for us, currently, in terms of enforcement of DUID,” he said. “Basically, an officer would have to suspect impairment, then conduct the standard DUID investigation.” Colorado requires all drivers to consent to a chemical test if a police officer has reasonable grounds to believe they are driving under the influence. Consequences of refusing the test include the immediate suspension of your driver’s license for a year, classification as a “persistent drunk driver,”

mandatory ignition interlock for two years and alcohol education and therapy classes as specified by law. It’s also illegal to consume or display marijuana on any public roadway or to have it in an open container in your car, as with alcohol. The state has established the legal limit for THC, the psychoactive component of marijuana, at five nanograms per milliliter of blood. “There are some who do not feel that marijuana can impair driving, but it does,” said Darrell Lingk, director of CDOT’s Office of Transportation Safety. “Marijuana affects reaction time, short-term memory, hand-eye coordination, concentration and perception of time and distance.” According to the Colorado Judicial Branch, there were 24,742 DUI and DWAI cases filed in 2012 throughout the state of Colorado. If convicted, the offender is required to undergo an alcohol and drug evaluation. Out of 23,519 evaluations in 2012, marijuana was involved in 1,045. “We’re trying to gather as many facts as possible about marijuana-impaired driving to give us a baseline on the current situation in Colorado to better inform and educate the public on this issue,” said Amy Ford, director of communications at CDOT. “Recreational marijuana is a new liberty afforded to Coloradans 21 years old and older, and we urge people to be responsible by not driving impaired.” For more information, visit www.HeatIsOnColorado.com.

RTD routes change with the year Bus, light rail trips see modifications By Tom Munds

tmunds@coloradocommunitymedia.com Changes became effective Jan. 1 on about 80 Regional Transportation District bus and light rail routes. The district makes adjustments to bus and light rail service three times a year to meet changes ridership or bus travel times. On Jan. 1, the majority of impacted routes will see schedule changes including a few area routes. Only one route, the YL route serving Lyons and Longmont, was eliminated. Most Jan. 1 route changes involve scheduling. On some routes, the frequency of service is changed, often to accommodate higher ridership during rush hours. On other routes, some scheduled trips on a route that have at low ridership are being discontinued. For information about schedule changes, go to the website at www.rtd-denver. com and click on the tab marked schedule changes. “Our service development group tracks

schedules and ridership,” said Scott Reed, RTD public affairs officer. “Generally, changes come three times a year. For example, we adjust schedules when students return to school in August. We also may make schedule changes at the request of a community to meet increased ridership demands because of new businesses or facilities.” He also said that the times on scheduled sometimes need to be adjusted because of impacts to bus travel time such as road construction or increased traffic volume. Even as new service changes begin, RTD is working on the changes scheduled for May. 11. Two of the major RTD changes in May involve the opening of Union Station as a transportation hub plus the scheduled opening of the new Free MetroRide, a shuttle bus from Union Station to the Denver Civic Center. Two meetings are scheduled for Jan. 29 to discuss these and other proposed May service changes. Both meetings will be at the RTD Administrative Building at 1600 Blake St. in Denver. One meeting is at noon and there will be a second meeting covering the same material at 6 p.m.

trict’s nonprofit fundraising arm. Masten and Arnold, whose filings allege the DCEF engaged in political campaigning as well as deceptive and improper fundraising practices by the foundation, said Farrell’s ruling bolsters their cases. “We absolutely feel it gives some added strength to the complaints we filed,” Arnold said. She and Masten recently filed the new information with the IRS, adding to their original complaints. But DCEF attorney Jon Anderson said his law firm performed an independent review of the foundation’s legal compliance in 2013. “Our review included consideration of the Dr. William Bennett report,” Anderson wrote in a Jan. 3 email. “We found that the Bennett report did not qualify as political activity under any of the IRS guideline factors. Our review concluded with a finding that DCEF is in full compliance with Internal Revenue Service regulations and applicable guidelines. According to the Internal Revenue Service, 501 (c) (3) organizations like the DCEF

“are absolutely prohibited from directly or indirectly participating” in any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office. Additionally, the IRS states that “voter education or registration activities with evidence of bias that … have the effect of favoring a candidate or group of candidates will constitute prohibited participation or intervention.” That prohibition applies to verbal and written public statements, and could cost the offending organization its nonprofit status. The president of the Colorado Nonprofit Association, Renny Fagen, said he was not familiar enough with the issues in Douglas County to comment specifically. But he said loss of nonprofit status for campaign violations “would be uncommon.” According to the National Council of Nonprofits, “Loss of tax-exemption could have disastrous consequences for a nonprofit organization,” including the requirement to pay corporate income tax, potential back taxes and penalties and inability for donors to receive tax deductions.

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Recreational rollout brings uncertainty Green Wednesday rung in and checked out, and various news reports recounted a rough estimate of $1 million taken in at local marijuana shops. The rollout of recreational marijuana on Jan. 1 was accurately described as mellow. Those who were happy to purchase legally at long last had no resemblance to revved up sports fans celebrating a championship. Instead they had satisfied grins and walked calmly. While many locals have poo-pooed the idea that Colorado will become the country’s Amsterdam, we cringed when national news reports suddenly seemed to entertain the perspective. That is not how we see Colorado. We know there is much work to be done and much to iron out with recreational marijuana. In our circles, many of those who are not thrilled with the passage of Amendment 64, have con-

our view ceded they are pleased law enforcement will not spend as much time with minor marijuana violations any longer. But it’s a consolation in a mix of concerns. Those who support the passage say they are relieved to finally have the legal right to do something that is not that harmful and does have some medicinal benefits. They say it’s the American way of individual freedom to have the choice, and point out that the taxes collected will further benefit the state. While there are countless legal and procedural wrinkles to iron out, we urge a focus on health and safety as a high prior-

I just cut a Box Top for Education out of a cereal box to earn a few cents for my children’s school. It is mid-year, so I expect to get a second request for school supplies soon, too. Meanwhile, the district office continues to waste money on advancing their political agenda, while breaking the law in the process. The Douglas County School District has just been found guilty of violating the Fair Campaign Practices Act by hiring a consultant to write a favorable report about the district, then disseminating it to 85,000 people as if it was an independently written report, thereby influencing voters. Not only was that illegal, but it cost taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars that should be spent in our classrooms. The district paid for the writing of the report, then paid outside legal counsel to defend their illegal act. Now they are promising to appeal, which will cost thousands more in legal fees, in addition to the hours spent by district personnel obtaining the report and defending their actions. I am disgusted that our school district would stoop to dishonest behavior to win an election and waste taxpayer dollars in the process, instead of concentrating on educating our children and providing them the tools they need to learn. Responsibility, honesty, and respect are some of the character traits my children’s school strives to instill in its students. I would expect to see those traits in the people in charge of the schools. All district officials who were involved in this deceit should lose their jobs. As taxpayers, they work for us and need to be held accountable. Kathleen Boyer Highlands Ranch

To unite requires action

The day after the election the newly elected school board members promised they would try to reunite our community. Unfortunately, their actions thus far prove otherwise. Tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars have now been spent on legal fees to defend the school board’s misuse of taxpayer dollars in the November campaign. All of this money should have gone to classrooms. The school board has vowed to appeal this decision — which will cost more taxpayer dollars. If the school board truly wanted to unite us as a community, they would stop squandering our money on lawyers, campaigns, outside interests, or anything else that does not directly help the students in our community and put that money back where it belongs: In the classroom. If the school board truly wanted to unite us as a community, they would immediately stop any further legal action and instead listen to parents and their concerns, and then try to alleviate them

in meaningful ways. In addition, if the school board truly wanted to unite us as a community, they would not hold so much of their meetings in private council. If the school board truly wanted to unite us as a community, they would focus on the children in our community, not on personal political agendas. Unfortunately, the new school board has done none of that. They say they want to unite us. I say: Prove it. Christina Marriott Highlands Ranch

If you don’t have something nice to say Re: Michael Norton’s Jan. 2 column:

Mr. Norton, One of the phrases in your column, “If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all” brought back a memory from a stand-up comedian who appeared on the Ed Sullivan show back in the early 1960s. Her name was Moms Mabley. She was talking about a nasty uncle who had recently passed away. She was commenting on how he was not a very nice person and then she suddenly stopped and said, “You know what they say. If you can’t say something good about a person, then you shouldn’t say anything at all. Well, he’s dead…good.” I have no idea why I remember that. Good article on flattery, Michael. Michael H. Kennedy Centennial

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young teens. So we ask that smokers smoke smart, all adults walk straight lines, and parents take further steps by talking and educating their children. A drug is a drug, so children should be encouraged to keep their “just say no” mindsets. We are concerned. How will Colorado fare? Will this recreational diversion be a drag on the state’s reputation in clean energy and quest to improve its education system? Will the state strike the right balance? Will we work well with our neighboring states? It will take a while for the best research to be distilled and crafted into spiffy, pithy messages along the lines of no smoking warnings we have experienced through the years. Messages that make the sobering dangers clear — just as the warnings about tobacco have done — is a wideopen public service opportunity.

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ity. Now that marijuana has entered the realm of legal drugs, we look forward to more and more detailed research to outline the pros and cons of marijuana use. Our friend Joe Citizen can break it down to say that marijuana is more or less harmful than tobacco and alcohol — an exercise with questionable value. Marijuana categorically falls in the potentially harmful column. The bottom lines are that smoking is smoking, and people who smoke marijuana draw the smoke deeply into their lungs. Moreover, marijuana affects driving ability. And to say it plain, all three choices can bring great harm to teens in the throes of brain development and finding their way in the world. As surely as secondhand smoke will be more prevalent, it follows that with marijuana — with its new legal status — will often more easily fall into the hands of the

The car next to you at the red light is throbbing with bass. What do you do? Do you throb with bass too? Not me. I don’t want to wind up like Pete Townsend and have to say “Huh?” for the rest of my life. There’s really not much you can do. You risk a lot if your give him the finger or even glare. Chances are it’s someone under 21 whose insurance rates have been climbing after a series of motoring incidents. The five and a half years he spent in high school were far out. And mom and dad never said a word to him about civility. Our highways are very democratic. You have as much right to them if you are a dolt as you do if you are on your way to give a lecture to a graduate seminar at DU. You may be the pick of the pack at home or at work, but in between, on the streets, you are just another motorist. We already have a lane for high occupancy vehicles. (Which, by the way, means two. Does that sound like high occupancy to you?) I think it would be wonderful if we could further distinguish motoring lanes. For example: a high-IQ occupancy lane. How about a lane for anyone who doesn’t wear his pants lower than his underwear? A lane just for UCLA alumni would be fine with me. A lane for anyone who doesn’t talk with their hands. A lane for anyone who doesn’t pull their soup. A lane for anyone who knows that a medium-sized cumulus cloud weighs about the same as 80 elephants. The dog and I are sitting there at the light today, next to AC/DC. I wondered if he knows that Angus Young is a big Louis

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Armstrong fan. Probably not. It’s rarely a girl. It’s never someone my age. Unless they throbbed the bass when they were much younger, and maybe now they do have to crank it too. A Zen Buddhist friend of mine would say, “Sometimes the best thing to do is nothing.” I try to keep that in mind, especially when AC/DC turns into Aerosmith. I wonder if he knows that Joe Perry manufactures condiments. Probably not. It might make a difference if the music were any good, but it never is. It’s never Django Reinhart. It’s never Miles Davis. It’s never Chopin. It’s always Motorhead. Every time this happens I feel a little older. I look in the rear view mirror and see my life back there, back when I might have had the Yardbirds turned up. What if a kid in the car next to me were listening to “Heart Full of Soul”? Maybe I would give him a pass. I don’t like bass to begin with. I zero it out in my car and in my home. If I want a pounding sensation in my head, I’ll just use a rubber mallet. Driving around in an automobile, ball cap on backwards, music loud, has to Smith continues on Page 9

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Washington can learn from Colorado For many Americans, 2013 was an eventful year. For Coloradans, it tested our resilience, our courage and our willpower. We fought the most destructive wildfire in our history (Black Forest), as well one of the largest (West Fork), only to be hit by unprecedented flooding less than three months later. Meanwhile, farmers in the southeastern corner of our state endured months of unending drought that has crippled their harvests and threatened their livelihood. And as the year came to a close another high school was left rattled by senseless and horrible violence. Coloradans, as usual, showed their mettle and have come together in every corner of the state to support one another, recover, rebuild, and carry on. Unfortunately, the same isn’t true of Congress. The first session of the 113th Congress has been called one of the least effective in the history of the United States. Partisan gridlock has halted progress on a variety of issues critical to Colorado’s success, including immigration, education, and a national food and farming policy. Most frustrating was the

manufactured government shutdown that left thousands without a paycheck and reduced our GDP by $24 billion. But in true Colorado fashion, our delegation — Democrats and Republicans — found ways to work together and put Colorado first. While we didn’t agree on every issue, in times of crisis we worked across the aisle to make sure federal resources were available for rescue, recovery and rebuilding efforts. As of early December, we secured more than $136 million in grants and lowinterest loans to help Coloradans in areas affected by the floods. We also secured nearly $20 million in Emergency Water-

shed Protection Funding to fund watershed conservation and erosion prevention for communities recovering from the High Park and Waldo Canyon Fires. The delegation also pushed Congress to maintain the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program that helps our local communities offset losses in property taxes due to nontaxable federal land. PILT payments help counties provide critical services, such as police, fire protection, emergency response, and infrastructure. And we worked with the Natural Resources Conservation Service to preserve funding for the USDA’s Snow Survey and Water Supply Forecasting Program. It measures Colorado’s snowpack, providing essential information for water managers who must know how much water they can expect in the coming months. For avid hikers in southern Colorado, we were able to trim bureaucracy to help “officially” legalize the Manitou Incline for public use. Now thousands of outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy the pleasure of surmounting this popular and legendary vertical mile trail.

Big issues wait for us in this new year. Among them, we need to pass a Farm Bill to provide Colorado’s farmers and ranchers with the security, stability, and resources they need to continue providing food, fuel and fiber for the country. We need to fix our broken immigration system to secure or borders, strengthen our economy and create a path forward for immigrants living in the shadows. And we need to develop a bipartisan budget plan that materially reduces the deficit and puts our country on a more sustainable fiscal path. If Washington can learn from the example Colorado has set, we will have the opportunity get back to work for the American people and to begin to meet the challenges facing our nation. My new year’s resolution is to remain committed to working with any Republican or Democrat who wants to find thoughtful, innovative solutions that will ensure our competitiveness and leadership in the 21st century.

the need to start the volley of verbal pingpong. When we hear with our hearts, we are looking at the other person beyond what it is we see at face value. And we look for ways to thank them, maybe even ask more questions about their compliment or their intentions. Flattery will get you everywhere, sincere flattery that is. And when we learn to hear with our hearts for the positive attitude, good-natured intentions, and sincere compliment we will begin to enjoy a much healthier relationship with all of those around us. And for those of you who just have a hard time accepting a compliment, this is definitely the advice for you. Listen with your ears, but slow down and hear things with your heart. You will come to accept

accolades and praises with much greater ease. So in 2014 let’s focus on speaking loving, kind, and sincere sentiments to one another, and at the same time, let’s focus on hearing those very same kind and loving words with our hearts and not just our ears. I would love to hear all about your commitment to make 2014 a year of speaking kind words and hearing with your hearts at gotonorton@gmail.com, because when you apply both to your life, each and every week will be a better than good week.

Democrat Michael Bennet has represented Colorado in the U.S. Senate since 2009.

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make you feel alive and maybe even someone when you are not. Look at me. You can’t ignore me. You’re stuck with me now. One day coincidentally, Throbbing Bass

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networks have prevented the GPS tracker from sending coordinates. “I worry more about him getting sick and if he gets sick what is he going to do,” Michelle says. “I pray every day that he doesn’t get sick.” “It’s the unknown,” Neil says, “and how is he going to handle it.” Through scarce emails, they knew Donovan had traveled in December to a well-known ashram in Puttaparthi to meditate and study awhile. “He’s right here,” Neil says, pointing to the town north of Bangalore. “I feel he’s in a safer place. The only negative is I don’t hear from him every three days.” Despite the worry, their son’s adventure leaves them in awe. “I envy what he’s doing,” says Neil, an avid hiker. “I wish I would have thought of something like this. . . . ” “I feel he has a calling and we’re behind him the whole way — we will support him

Something good can come from everything and every encounter. The problem is that too often we want to rush in and compete in the conversation and feel it necessary to say something nice back to the other person. What if we were a little more patient in our response? What if we listened with our ears and heard it, really heard it with our hearts? We just might realize that the other person has said something profound and is truly trying to be sincere and nice. When we rush right back into it with our own compliment, we may even hurt their feelings as they feel like we didn’t take the time to appreciate what it is that they actually said. Listening with our ears and hearing with our hearts really are two different things. When we only listen with our ears we sometimes rush to judgment or feel and I pulled into the same parking lot and walked to the same store. I said, “You like that Black Sabbath, don’t you?” He just said, “Huh?” Craig Marshall Smith is an artist, educator and Highlands Ranch resident. He can be reached at craigmarshallsmith@comcast. net. always,” Michelle says. “I just wish he’d be home.” On Jan. 3, Neil checked his email to find a priceless New Year’s gift — a message from Donovan, the first since Dec. 20. “The path has changed a bit,” Donovan wrote. “I feel the need to pay respects to Gandhi and the Dalai Lama.” He is headed to their ashrams. Although he mentioned possibly returning to Colorado in May and that he had experienced some “tenuous times,” he also noted he wanted to spend three months working with Mother Teresa’s Sisters of Charity in Calcutta. “Obviously, as things unfold, he wants to do more and more things,” Neil says, “but it’s kind of hard to see what he will do for sure.” So, Michelle and Neil wait. It’s all they can do. “He is,” Michelle says, “always in my prayers and in my mind.” Ann Macari Healey’s column about people, places and issues of everyday life appears every other week. She can be reached at ahealey@coloradocommunitymedia.com or 303-566-4110.

Michael Norton is a resident of Highlands Ranch, the former president of the Zig Ziglar Corp. and the CEO/founder of www. candogo.com.

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Dorothy “Dory” Loughran Feb 14, 1951 - Dec 18, 2013

Dorothy “Dory” Loughran, 62, of Franktown, Colorado passed away on Wednesday December 18th, 2013, among family and friends. Dory, a spirited Colorado native, was born in Denver to the late John Frances Loughran and late Patricia Finucane Loughran, on February 14, 1951. She graduated from Golden High School in 1969, Scripps College in 1973, and the Art Institute of Colorado in 1975. For many years, Dory was a successful graphic artist in the advertising industry in Denver. Dory loved all animals, but her biggest passion was horses, which began at a young age when she competed in the local gymkhana on a pony. At different times in her life, Dory hunted fox, raced barrels, played polocrosse, and rode in hunter/jumper competitions. This past

summer, Dory and her beloved horse Dolce won the 2013 Colorado Hunter/ Jumper Grand Championship in the Pre-Adult (jumps 2’9”) Division. Known for her spirit, strength, temper, and gummy bears, Dory loved life and found a way to live it well. During her six-year fight with cancer, she continued to travel the world, ride competitively, and make new friends. Above all, she inspired us to “keep on riding”. Dory is survived by her four siblings, Richard, Peter, Sarah, and John Loughran; many dear and devoted friends; and her much loved and dotedupon pets. A memorial service will be held in Spring 2014. If you would like to be kept informed of the service details, please go to http://goo.gl/o6TQn3 and provide your contact information.

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So last week I talked about the importance of speaking kindly and lovingly to one another, sincere flattery, and being intentional in our effort to show how we truly feel. That was the “speaking” part, but what happens when it comes to listening to what is being said to us, and actually hearing it? Too often I witness a game of verbal ping-pong. You know the game where one person offers a compliment and the recipient feels like they must say something nice in return. And then the game begins, a back-and-forth, to-and-fro endless string of niceties shared with one another. If truly sincere, it is a loving and awesome display to watch. If it is just chatter, I hate to be the bearer of the bad and obvious news, the insincerity is very clear to everyone around, including the two people in the game. Let’s challenge the thinking a little bit here. What if, and I am just saying what if, the person who receives the first compliment and listens with their ears, lets it settle in, and truly hears it with their heart? Perhaps what might have started as a cordial conversation just to say something nice, could actually turn into a meaningful discussion between two or more people where everyone feels good about the outcome.

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It started in a garage and grew Douglas/Elbert Task Force to celebrate 30 years with concert By Virginia Grantier

vgrantier@coloradocommunitymedia. com A Castle Rock woman, knowing some local families were struggling financially, started collecting items in her garage to distribute to people who needed them. Mela Rudolph knew the families well enough that she often knew just what they needed and would deliver the items to them, said Connie Huydts, 82, who started helping Rudolph soon after Rudolph started her garage project. That was about 30 years ago. Rudolph and a couple of Rudolph’s friends, such as Minnie Hoffmann, who got involved with the effort, have died. But Huydts is still around. And she’s still volunteering for the organization Rudolph started, which is now called the Douglas/Elbert Task Force, located in a former church building on Park Street. Huydts will be one of several people and organizations honored — the first recipients of the new Rudolph Award — when the task force celebrates its 30th anniversary Feb. 16 with a concert featuring Firefall, a Colorado-based band formed in the 1970s. Firefall had a string of hits and is known

for its philanthropic efforts, said Joe Roos, the task force’s part-time director of philanthropy. Concert proceeds will go to help fund a $425,000 renovation project for the task force’s building on Park Street. Huydts said she got involved in about 1983 because she, a Franktown resident, was in Castle Rock one day when she saw Rudolph and a pickup of things. She found out what Rudolph did and how she was preparing that day to move the growing operation from her garage to a small building located in the 100 block of South Wilcox Street behind the Castle Rock Motel. And she found out Rudolph needed helping moving, and she pitched in, and then never stopped pitching in. “I’m no stranger to helping,” said Huydts, who grew up in Littleton during Great Depression years. “It was bred into me.” She said her dad, employed as a machinist farmed on a neighbor’s land in his spare time and gave away vegetables to people who needed them. Her mom would cook extra supper and have the kids take it to neighbors she knew needed a hot meal. Huydts said in Rudolph’s new space behind the motel, they had clothing, like socks for a nickel a pair, but didn’t have food to offer or enough cash to help people pay rent, like the task force tries to do now. At one point, to keep the struggling operation going, Rudolph, Huydts and a couple of others, donated $150 each — which she said equated to about $1,000 each at that time.

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Suzanne Greene, executive director of the Douglas/Elbert Task Force, stands in the middle of a renovation project that will add a private area to receive clients, among other improvements to the task force’s building. Photo by Virginia Grantier The task force has since moved a couple more times to bigger spaces — and the budget has changed. Roos said the task force now has a $1.6 million annual budget — and 200 unpaid volunteers as well as two paid full-time staff members, Suzanne Greene, executive director, and Christie Sbarra, store manager, and 10 paid part-time staff members. Roos said about 10 percent of the budget covers administration costs and that they serve 16,000 clients every year. “The vast majority goes directly to clients,” he said, about the task force’s services which can include helping to pay rent and utilities and providing food, clothing and household items. He said the task force’s thrift shop generates about 25 percent of the revenues for the task force’s budget. But donations are crucial. For those who want to donate, the best way is cash, he said. For every $1 donated, the task force can buy $3.69 worth of food from the Food Bank of the Rockies. He said the task force’s mission is to be a “first responder… helping neighbors whose lives are turned upside get back on track.”

Concert proceeds will help fund the $425,000 renovation of the task force’s 17,000-square-foot building, the former Church of the Rock building at 1638 Park St. The project includes turning part of the building’s 4,000-square-feet of unfinished space into a more private area to receive clients, and creating more finished space to accept donations. Other improvements include adding a sprinkler system in the building, a new heating and air conditioning system, new awnings, installation and new windows. Firefall’s original lead singer and guitarist, Jock Bartley, recently toured the task force’s facility so he could see what they’re singing for, Roos said. Roos said they’re holding the concert in February because the task force “is the best love story in Douglas and Elbert counties.” The four-hour event will start at 3 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Douglas Events Center at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 500 Fairgrounds Drive, Castle Rock. General admission tickets are $36.50. To buy tickets go to modtickets.com/ detaskforce.

NEWS IN A HURRY Gulch erosion to be fixed

Crews will attempt to fix an area of Sulphur Gulch that has eroded and compromised the integrity of a roadway crossing on Canterberry Parkway near Main Street. A segment of Sulphur Gulch next to Canterberry Parkway has experienced severe erosion, mostly caused by a storm in June 2012. The erosion has caused a deep pool at the west face of the box culvert crossing under Canterberry Parkway. This erosion, along with further erosion, could impact the integrity of the roadway crossing, the Town of Parker said in a statement. A second segment of Sulphur Gulch, located approximately 1,300 feet east of Riva Ridge Drive, has been identified as a location of limited floodplain capacity. A recently-constructed drop structure in Sulphur Gulch at this location also experienced heavy erosion during the June 2012 storm. The town’s Stormwater Utility and the Urban Drainage and Flood Control District is planning construction projects at both sites to repair the damage from the storm and also increase the flood conveyance capacity at the second site. The project is in the design and permitting phase, and construction is anticipated to begin in late February or March. The work is anticipated to be complete within two months. During construction, the Sulphur Gulch trail will remain open with possible brief interruptions. A pedestrian crossing over Sulphur Gulch will be removed and replaced with a larger bridge that will have more capacity than the existing bridge. This may result in larger interruptions of the Hill Gail Way secondary trail access within the limits of the Sulphur Gulch

Channel. For more information about the projects, contact the public works department at 303-840-9546.

Historian presents ‘Life and Times of Daniel C. Oakes’

Spend an hour with Daniel Chessman “Chess” Oakes, an early and influential pioneer of Douglas County, in an informal, lively and free lecture at 6:45 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Parker Senior Center, 10675 Longs Way. “The Life and Times of Daniel Chessman Oakes” is presented by Larry Schlupp, co-founder and vice president of Historic Douglas County Inc., and sponsored by the Parker Area Historical Society. Schlupp will cover the background and contributions of Oakes, an important and historic Colorado figure. The school district’s alternative high school is named in honor of Oakes. All ages and non-members are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

Class teaches teens to avoid distracted driving

A parent-teen safe driving workshop, designed for drivers age 14 to 18 and their parents, is from 7-8 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Parker Police Department, 18600 Lincoln Meadows Parkway. The goal of the course is to save lives by changing attitudes and behaviors that become lethal behind the wheel of a car. The course will focus on the dangers of reckless and distracted driving, the No. 1 killer of teens in America. The epidemic claims the lives of 3,000 teens each year and seriously injures 30,000 more. The police department says Hurry continues on Page 11


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said that his party will introduce bills that seek “fixes” to an election reform bill last session, one that created same-day voter registration in Colorado. Also, look for a bill from House Republicans that would scale back legislation signed into law last year, which doubled the renewable-energy mandate for rural electric cooperatives. “Since it passed, the passion from the people in rural Colorado about how it’s going to be detrimental to them has not let up,” said House Minority Leader Brian DelGrosso, R-Loveland. “If the rural peoples’ voice is wanting to be beard, I hope that Ferrandino and his crew will at least take a look at that.” The House GOP will introduce a slate of bills that would reduce regulations on small businesses and will focus on helping economies in rural communities, DelGrosso said. DelGrosso said that last year’s session was more “left-centric” than what Coloradans had bargained for. He said that voters’ resentment over major pieces of Democrat-sponsored legislation was apparent during the recall election losses by Senate President John Morse of Colorado Springs and Angela Giron of Pueblo. Evie Hudak of Westminster resigned rather than face her own recall attempt. “I think some of the gun debate obviously started that, but I think overall the folks that were voting in the recall election were like, ‘I don’t think the people repre-

senting us were focusing on us,’” DelGrosso said. Ferrandino rejects that assertion. He said that gun background checks are working and that the voices among Colorado’s rural community are being heard. The House speaker pointed to legislation passed last year that provided grants to help rural communities diversify their economies and a separate bill that created a health and social services center inside Bent County’s Fort Lyon Correctional Facility. Ferrandino also reminded his Republican colleagues that debate was never cut off last year, on any issue. “I’ve made a concerted effort to make sure everybody has a voice,” the House speaker said. “Just because you don’t get your way doesn’t mean your voice isn’t being heard. While it’s a good talking point for the other side, the facts don’t support that assertion.” Ferrandino said that the first priority of the House will be to work on flood and wildfire legislation, which should come with strong bipartisan support. Senate President Morgan Carroll, D-Aurora, said the first bill out the Senate aims to curb escalating college tuition costs that are “crippling a generation of opportunity for kids.” Carroll also previewed legislation that seeks reduce the financial burden on parents for child care costs. Carroll said that she expects legislation on oil and gas industry regulations. She said there is “a good chance” that the Senate will pass legislation that died last year, which would raise fines on companies for toxic spills. Carroll is not naïve to the new reality in the Senate. Because of the recall election

Senate President Morgan Carroll, D-Aurora, speaks to reporters inside her Capitol office on Jan. 2, as Sens. Lucia Guzman, D-Denver, and Rollie Heath, D-Boulder, listen. Photo by Vic Vela efforts, her party’s majority has been reduced to a single vote. She is hopeful that Senate Republicans will support many Democratic bills, but acknowledges that some battles will be difficult. “The 18-17 vote really matters,” she said. Carroll hopes the two sides can move beyond partisan politics this session. “The people really are sick of bickering,” she said. “They’re sick of partisan mudslinging. They’re tired of excuses. They frankly don’t want to hear it. They don’t

want to know who is to blame for what; they just want us to get the job done.” Meanwhile, Cadman insists that his party isn’t over-estimating Coloradans’ “outcry” from last year, by trying to undo laws that are already on the books. “We’re not proposing legislation based on reactions,” he said. “We are proposing legislation based on fixing the things we think (Democrats) did wrong. So it’s not a popularity contest. This about doing what we feel is right and, frankly, correcting what we feel was wrong. Period.”

Town approves Carousel Farms Land annexed and rezoned Jan. 6 By Chris Michlewicz

cmichlewicz@ coloradocommunitymedia.com A new neighborhood, Carousel Farms, will be built on 40 acres of land annexed into the Town of Parker. Town council approved an application Jan. 6 from Century Communities to simultaneously annex and rezone land just west of Bradbury Ranch to make way for the neighborhood. If future applications are given the green light, the 140-home subdivision will likely be built in 2015, said Lisa Purul, senior director of entitlements and forward planning for Century Communities. Small parks and greenbelts totaling eight acres will be scattered throughout the subdivision, which will have street names like Wooden Horse Street, Galloper Avenue and Flying Horse Way. Vacant horse stables and equestrian riding arenas

currently occupy the site, which comprises properties sold by three different owners. The square-footage and price range of the single-family homes have not been determined. There were initial worries from neighbors about potential impacts from Carousel Farms. As a condition of approval, the developer agreed to eliminate a secondary access point from Bullock Court in Bradbury Ranch; it will instead be used for emergency access only. “The residents of Bradbury Ranch were extremely cooperative in working with us to finalize a solution that satisfied everyone’s concerns,” Purul said. When given a chance to refer comments to the town, the Colorado Historical Society’s Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation said that an archaeological study has not been conducted, but a “survey will be done prior to getting sketch/ preliminary plan approval,” Purul said. Historic artifacts from a civilization of hunter-gatherers were uncovered in 2006 at the Rueter-Hess Reservoir site when it was under construction.

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this can be prevented with a combination of quality education, training and enforcement. The free workshop will provide information about good decisionmaking behind the wheel for drivers and passengers of all ages.

Highlands Ranch library renamed after LaRue The library, at 9292 Ridgeline Blvd., is being renamed the James H. LaRue Branch, after Jamie LaRue, who is retiring. His last day is Jan. 17, after almost 23 years of service as library director. The Douglas County Libraries’ board of trustees passed a resolution to honor him that way — and LaRue, upon hearing

about the name change, was reportedly touched, according to a news release from Amber DeBerry, the libraries associate director of community relations. LaRue said recently he’s pretty sure he doesn’t deserve the honor, “but I accept it on behalf of the many, many people who also played a big role in the establishment of the Highlands Ranch Branch,” according to the news release. LaRue told staff he grew up in an age of mistrust of public institutions and that “it has been his great pleasure to work with a board and staff who have built an institution the community can be proud of, one whose leadership is recognized worldwide.”

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Birthday cake fit for a king Don’t blame it on LeBron James, but the Denver Nuggets lost to him and his Miami Heat team on his birthday Dec. 30. Sugarmill, the new bakery owned by celebrated local chef Troy Guard, crafted a birthday cake for the Miami Heat superstar. It was a red velvet masterpiece, which apparently gave him and his team good luck, much to our chagrin. Oh well, we’ll be good sports and wish James a very belated happy 29th birthday!

ABOVE: “On to Greener Pastures” by Jay Moore is exhibited Jan 11 through March 8 at the PACE Center. RIGHT: “Song of March,” oil on canvas by Jay Moore, is exhibited Jan. 11 through March 8 at the PACE Center in Parker. Courtesy photos

Moore’s paintings presented at PACE

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color sketches, journal entries about weather, etc. and photographs that eventually lead to a final finished large By Sonya Ellingboe oil painting-or severalsellingboe created in @coloradocommunity the stumedia.com dio, such as “A u t u m n Colorado native Jay Moore, Brilliance,” a nationally recognized artist, “Close to Home,” the largest has made Parker his home for paintings by Jay painting in the past 16 years, with a stuMoore of Parker, runs this show. dio and gallery in downtown Jan. 11 to March 8 For his new exhibit, Moore Parker. His solo exhibit “Close at the PACE Center, has drawn on scenes in the to Home” will run Jan. 11 to 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker area and chosen to ilMarch 8 in the Bellco Credit Parker. An opening lustrate his personal process Union Gallery at the PACE reception is planned from start to finish, including Center. from 5 to 8 p.m. field sketches, color studies, He travels through the West Jan. 17. journals, field paint boxes. in search of beautiful locaHe will also illustrate the tions and plans a trip around creative process for a series of them, selecting a season of the year and time of day that suit him for a 16 copper plate etchings — a 600-yearparticular site. He will do small graphite old art form. All 16 prints will be exhibsketches over three or four days, deter- ited. Moore attended the Colorado Instimining the composition, then plein air

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tute of Art and studied at Art Students League of Denver, then worked as a designer and illustrator for decades. His work has been featured in 25 different publications. His painting “Hazard Creek, Backlit” was purchased by the Denver Art Museum for its permanent collection and the pioneer Museum of Colorado Springs owns three paintings. Lockheed Martin and Cherry Hills Country Club have recently commissioned large paintings and rock `n’ roll musician Joe Cocker has collected his work.

Contemporary twists to familiar tale ‘Aida’ on stage at the Aurora Fox By Sonya Ellingboe

sellingboe @coloradocommunitymedia.com “Aida,” the musical by Elton John and Tim Rice, based on Verdi’s opera, has a fine score, a somewhat complicated storyline and contemporary touches to the often-told love triangle story. Ignite Theatre presents it through Jan. 19 at the Aurora Fox, where Egyptian artifacts loaned by the Denver Museum of Nature and Science add atmosphere to the lobby. Director Keith Rabin’s staging of this familiar tale about Radames, the Egyptian army captain, Aida, the Nubian Princess and Amneris the daughter of the Pharoah, opens in the Egyptian exhibit of a contemporary museum. Two young people visiting the exhibit, become intrigued

if you go “Aida” plays through Jan. 19 at the Aurora Fox Main Stage, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $27/$19/$15. 720-362-2697, ignitetheatre.com

with each other and a statue of a female pharaoh, Amneris, comes to life to sing “Every Story is a Love Story.” The original couple reappears as Radames (Alejandro Roldan) appears with his soldiers and a group of captured Nubian women, including Aida (Olivia James), while Amneris (Lindsey Falduto) phases right across centuries, still singing. These lead actors have strong, welltrained voices but initially the sound system was not functioning adequately on opening night and music by the band almost drowned them out at times. By Act II, the balance improved and we assume it will be further fine-tuned.

When there is a Tony Award-winning score, one wants to enjoy it evenly throughout a performance. Rice’s lyrics work well most of the time and there are several that stand out: “My Strongest Suit,” “Elaborate Lives,” “A Step Too Far.” The story brings Radames, who is betrothed to the Pharoah’s Daughter, Amneris, back from the war against Nubia. Among the captives is Princess Aida, with whom he falls in love in a relationship that goes against his father’s plans for him, as well as the wishes of Aida’s father and of course, the ailing Pharoah. Aida’s fellow Nubian captives want her to lead them, while she is focused on Radames — which will surely not end well. The threat of death hovers as music and dance tell the familiar tale. The choreography is perhaps beyond the skills of some cast members and not entirely successful. Costumes are colorful and deliver the images to carry the story on a simple stage set.

Tropical Smoothie Café, known for its healthy food with a tropical twist, entered the Colorado market in October 2013 with the opening of its café in the Denver Tech Center at 5332 DTC Blvd., Greenwood Village. The second café opened on Nov. 29 at the Streets at Southglenn, 6955 S. York St., Centennial. A third location will open in early 2014 in the Centennial Promenade on County Line Road. Husband and wife franchisee team, Michelle and Kriss Shriver, currently own and operate three cafés in Nevada and the “Franchisee of the Year” winners recently bought the rights for the franchise in Colorado. Tropical Smoothie Café should prove to be a welcome newcomer to the “leanest state in the nation.” The smoothies are made from real fruit and natural sugar. The menu includes toasted wraps, bistro sandwiches, grilled flatbreads and gourmet salads made freshto-order. All nutritional information is displayed on the café’s countertops so that customers know what they are ordering. While Tropical Smoothie Café is a national franchise, the Shrivers’ focus is local. “We are passionate about education and plan on holding ongoing fundraisers for schools. We are also dedicated to raising money for and promoting awareness of Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), a rare skin disorder that causes extreme skin fragility. We were so happy to be able to use our recent grand opening as a way to shed some light on this little known disease.” At the opening, the Shrivers presented a check for $3,000 to Children’s Hospital Colorado’s EB Clinic, which was accepted by Krystle Martinez, whose 4-year-old son, Darren, has the disease and attends the CHC’s EB Clinic.

Steal of a steak deal

Start the new year with a threecourse, prime rib dinner at Fleming’s at 191 Inverness Drive West in unincorporated Arapahoe County. The awesome restaurant is offering a prime rib dinner for $29.95 on Sundays through Feb. 2. More information at 303-768-0827.

Ride your bike, have a bite

A new restaurant in Longmont that is an ode to cyclists, CyclHOPS, opened on New Year’s Eve. Brought to you from the owners of Oskar Blues Brewery, CyclHOPS is billing itself as a combination bike shop and taqueria. Parker continues on Page 15


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Visit ‘Eagles on Holiday’ Families interested in nature will want to include Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge in their weekend expeditions. The address is 6550 Gateway Road, Commerce City and hours are 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Sundays, with the Visitor’s Center open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays to Sundays. A nine-mile Wildlife Drive auto tour route is open daily (except federal holidays) and takes visitors through the bison pasture, wetlands, prairies and wooded areas. On Feb. 22, from 1 to 3 p.m., “Eagles on Holiday” will be featured in a auditorium presentation plus visit to their winter habitat, where as many as 40 birds spend the winter. The program is free, but registration is required. Call 303-289-0930. For more information, see fws.gov/rockymountainarsenal.

from 2 to 4 p.m. on Jan. 12 at the Parker Library. All writers are welcome. The topic will be “Create a Hook and Perfect Pitch for your Project, with a Q &A session on how to get published. Bring your pitch for feedback.

Stories on Stage

The Littleton Fine Arts Board invites photographers to enter the 48th annual Eye of the Camera Competition and Exhibit, to be held Feb. 21 to March 30 at the Littleton Museum. Details available at CallForEntry.org. Deadline for submission: Jan. 24. The juror will be Jeffery Rupp, jrdenver.com.

“Way Out West” is the title for the next edition of Stories on Stage, at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at Su Teatro Cultural and performing Arts Center, 721 Santa Fe Drive, Denver. Readers include Adrian Egof reading Connie Willis’ “New Hat;” Brian Shea and Alison Watrous reading “Hart and Boot” by Tim Pratt and Steven Cole Hughes reading “The House on Sand Creek” by Thomas McGuane. Tickets cost $28, 303-494-0523, storiesonstage.org.

Soukup’s solo show

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Painter Jill Soukup. who was the 2012 juror for the Lone Tree Arts Show, has a solo show, “Incongruity= Harmony” at Saks Galleries, 3019 E. 2nd Ave., Cherry Creek. It will hang Jan. 10-31 and will feature both animals and cityscapes. The opening reception will be 5 to 8 p.m. Jan. 10.

Writers invited

The Parker Writers Group will meet

The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, 1485 Delgany St., Denver, will offer two sessions of “Art Fitness Training,” designed to teach anyone to appreciate even the most difficult contemporary art. Track A is 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Fridays, Jan. 10, 24, Feb. 7 and will visit MCA Denver, Clyfford Still Museum and Robischon Gallery. Track B, on Fridays Feb. 28, March 14 and 28 will meet at MCA Denver, Boulder

This bald eagle was photographed recently at South Platte Park by Maureen Ravnik of Littleton. ed ecosystem.Tickets cost $10, 303-9877845, Lakewood.org/tickets.

Museum of Contemporary Arts and Redline Gallery. Registration is required: $75 ($60 members), 303-298-7554.

Englewood Camera Club

A tropical journey

The Englewood Camera Club will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd., Centennial. The speaker will be Dr. Jason O’Dell, whose topic is “Stretching Time: Long Exposure Photography.” He will describe tools and techniques for capturing long exposures in the field. Visitors and prospective members are welcome. Doors open at 6:30p.m.

“Exploring Costa Rica: Colors, Creatures and Curiosities” will be a trip away from January blahs, a tropical journey depicted at 2 p.m. Jan 19 at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 Allison Parkway, Lakewood. Tour guide will be filmmaker Stanley Mortimer who will describe scenery and people in this nation which has 25 percent of total land set aside as protect-

Book details life of adventure, despite cancer Castle Rock author describes how he and wife lived good life By Virginia Grantier

vgrantier@coloradocommunitymedia. com They were both 14, high school freshmen in Wauseon, Ohio, when they first dated, then reconnected in college, and ended up being married for almost 30 years — and for the majority of those years, Ron Richards’ wife had cancer. And one of their children had emotional and medical problems. And at one point Richards had cancer. But the Castle Rock resident said recently that through it all it was mainly a life of adventure and positiveness and optimism, even though there was adversity — because he and his wife, Sara Richards, were determined that’s what it would be. And so they made it that way. And now he’s written a book about it and will give a short talk at a 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 18 local-authors showcase at Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St. Sara died in 2005. But before she did, she gave Ron an assignment to write a book about their life together — how adversity “doesn’t have to bring you down,” he recalled she said to him. “We’ve had so many wonderful adventures, despite the challenges and issues we’ve faced,” she told him. “People need to know that. We have to help them understand that living with those challenges doesn’t mean you have to lead a life filled with negativity. I have no doubt that you’re the best person to tell our story.” Richards — a former sportswriter who moved on to public relations and sportingevents planning for major brewing companies — now has his own communications business in the home he shares with his second wife and stepdaughter. But he also decided recently to take on writing the book, finally, which he titled, “Dodging Dandelions.” Richards, 61, called it that because of what a doctor said after Sara was first diagnosed with breast cancer and they asked the doctor about her prognosis. He told them that after finding a dandelion in a yard, you can dig it out or use

chemicals, but that chances are “as time goes by, more dandelions will appear … I would be surprised if you weren’t always fighting off dandelions.” Richards said that after dating in high school they went separate ways — he to the University of Toledo and she to Colorado State University. But they decided they didn’t want to be apart and so he eventually transferred to CSU and completed a journalism degree. They married in 1975 and had a son in 1981 and she was first diagnosed with cancer in 1983. He remembers what Sara — whom he describes as a pragmatic, exceptionally resilient person who’d been raised on a dairy farm — said after the first diagnosis of cancer. “We won’t let this ruin our lives…And we won’t let it run our lives, either. I’ll do what I have to fight it but I will not let cancer control our lives,” she told him. He said they often used humor — like calling a Friday night trip to the hospital a “date.” After she had a mastectomy, they moved to Albuquerque for work, eventually moved back to Colorado and adopted a daughter. Then Ron Richards accepted a job in Wisconsin, doing sports marketing for Miller Brewing Co. She was to join him at the end of the school year. But in 1989, more cancer, a lump in the chest area, had to be removed and then there was radiation. Then he moved on to a new job in Detroit, where Sara in 1999 had another round of cancer, this time tumors in the liver. In 2000, it was his turn — kidney cancer. Then in 2001, a tumor was discovered in Sara’s brain. At one point, the couple had a whole year to travel and see friends because Richards’ employer at the time — Championship Auto Racing Teams, an Indy Car racing sanctioning organization in Detroit — gave him a year’s salary and benefits, and a directive to enjoy the time and use it as the retirement that he and Sara would never be able to have. To attend Richards’ talk, go to the following link to register: http://host. evanced.info/douglas/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=80738.

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A life in art reflected Works of rita derjue on display at Curtis By Sonya Ellingboe

sellingboe@coloradocommunitymedia. com “Dark Forest,” a 47-inch-by-62-inch acrylic on canvas, shows Littleton painter rita derjue’s style as it is today after an active 60-year career spent capturing the scene around her in a range of techniques and styles — always with joyous color. The painting will be one of more than 30 derjue works exhibited in a show called “Big…Bold…Beautiful: The work of rita derjue,” running Jan. 11 through Feb. 14 at the Curtis Arts and Humanities Center in Greenwood Village. The opening reception will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 11. The painter, who began her education in a one-room Rhode Island schoolhouse, graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in 1956, then studied at the Akademie der Bildenden Kunst in Munich — in a section of the city that reminds her of New York’s Greenwich Village. In Germany, through frequent museum visits, she absorbed the works of the Blaue Reiter group (Kandinsky, Munter and others), which has influenced her work ever since in the free composition, linear quality and intense color that characterize her works through the years. She studied in

Mexico, soaking up color contrasts there, and returned to Germany. While traveling in Germany, she met Carle Zimmerman, her future husband and great supporter, whom she married in the United States in 1959. if you go The couple moved to Ithaca New York, Gregory Pederson at where both engaged the U.S. Geological Surin graduate work at vey’s Northern Rocky Cornell University. Mountain Science CenThey moved to Littleter reconstructed the ton in 1963, where he climate over the past worked as an engieight centuries from neer with Marathon tree rings. The rings Oil until the research are wider or narrower center was closed. depending on how well Both were involved trees grew in a particuin civic affairs. lar year, which in turn They began to depends on the snowraise a family, includpack, Luckman said. ing a son and daughter, maintained a Littleton home and a mountain cabin in Como. At this period, her paintings were primarily watercolors, as she climbed high peaks and was exhilarated by the dramatic landscapes before her. She still paints in Como in summer (en plein air) and in her light-filled Littleton studio with a view of the Front Range in winter. She writes that she is connected with the contemporary art scene “by straight-

“Dark Forest,” by rita derjue of Littleton will be included in her exhibit, “Big…Bold…Beautiful” at Curtis Arts and Humanities Center Jan. 11 to Feb. 14. Courtesy photo forward composition that arrests the eye and plays with harmonies and connections of line, form and inventive color.” She is a daring colorist and said: “she paints what she knows best. In Colorado, the quiet expanses of South Park and rugged mountain vistas give natural shapes a continuity, locked together sometimes with indigenous architecture.” But she has also painted in 25 different countries, carrying an ever-present sketchbook where she draws in ink, makes color notes, sometimes adds watercolors

and sometimes a bit of story about the chosen site. Often, architecture is a focus and details make each painting a different view of a scene, be it a cathedral, castle or simple rural abode. Some of these sketchbooks will be exhibited at Curtis as well as the larger paintings. Her constant involvement with landscapes and cityscapes has led her to be an outspoken activist regarding the environment and historic preservation.

Mozart’s chamber music is featured Program presented at Englewood’s Hampden Hall By Sonya Ellingboe

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Colorado Symphony Orchestra clarinetist Jason Shafer will perform Mozart’s beloved chamber work, “Clarinet Quintet in A major, K.581,” on Jan. 18 at Hampden Hall in Englewood. Courtesy photo

Three quintets by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart will start off the new year for Englewood Arts Presents at 2 p.m. Jan. 18 at Hampden Hall, part of a series of classical chamber music scheduled by new Artistic Director/CSO principal cellist Silver Ainomae. He and his wife Anne (viola) will perform in all three works with other Colorado Symphony Orchestra musicians. The program includes: • Mozart’s “Horn Quintet in E-

if you go Chamber music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart will be performed at 2 p.m. Jan. 18 in Hampden Hall, second floor of the Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway. Tickets cost $15/adults; $12 seniors; free under 18. Available at: englewoodarts.org or at the door one-half hour prior to concert time.

flat Major, K.407.” It will showcase the CSO’s newest addition to the horn section, Kolio Plachkov. The concerto was originally composed for Austrian horn virtuoso Joseph Leutgeb, who supplemented his meager income as a musician by opening a cheese shop in a suburb of Vienna, according to Englewood Arts publicist Cyndi Mancinelli.

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• “String Quintet No. 4 in G Minor, K.516.” his work expands the string quartet by an additional viola. The added violist will be CSO Associate Concertmaster Claude Sim in a new role. Also performing will be two of the newest additions to the violin section: Boram Kang and Stirling Trent. • Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K.581,” one of Mozart’s most beloved chamber works, will feature CSO clarinetist Jason Shafer, a 2009 graduate of the prestigious Eastman School of Music and former member of the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Fla. The Englewood Arts Presents concert programs are interspersed with bright and informative insights about the history of the music by the performing musicians.

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National Western ready to roll Rodeo, livestock judging, special events come to Denver By Tom Munds

tmunds@coloradocommunitymedia. com Pro football’s biggest game is in February, but the National Western Stock Show, billed as the “Super Bowl of Livestock Shows and Sales,” comes to Denver Jan. 11-26. There are judging competitions for horses, cattle, sheep, swine, goats, llamas, bison, yaks, poultry and rabbits. Since space is fairly limited, animals are constantly moving in and out of the complex so that more than 15,000 head of livestock can take part in the judging competitions and sales In addition to the livestock judging competitions, there also are numerous livestock sales where millions of dollars change hands as thousands of animals are sold to new owners. While livestock activities go on almost constantly, the stock show’s daily schedule also may include rodeos, displays and entertainment. The fact there is something for almost everyone attracts hundreds of thousands of men, women and children through the turnstiles. Last year’s attendance was more the 628,000. The multitude of livestock judging and sales plus more than 50 special events are held at a variety of locations. While the rodeo performances are in the held in the Denver Coliseum, the majority of livestock show and sale activities plus some special

events like Super Dogs are centered at the National Western Stock Show Arena and the pens in the nearby stockyards. The 16-day National Western Stock Show is Colorado’s largest trade show with more than 350 vendors scheduled to be on the grounds this year. Many of the vendors will be located in the three-level Hall of Education near 46th Avenue. Another venue is the Events Center and Paddock located at the north end of the National Western complex. These venues are the location for most horse show events and specialty acts like a Night of Dancing Horses and the Wild West show. Parking is free but a general admission ticket is required to get into the stock show. The ticket entitles the holder to visit the trade show, displays, stock shows and auctions. Ticket prices vary from $13 to $19 for anyone 12 and up. Tickets for children 3 to 11 years old are $2 to $3, depending on the day. Children under 3 get in free. The general admission ticket also is good for visits to the Children’s Ranchland and petting farm, which are open daily on the third floor of the Expo Hall. In addition, there are a variety of activities at the new Ames Activity Pavilion including stick horse rodeos, kids pedal-tractor pulls, horseshoe pitching and dummy roping contests. The pavilion is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the daily activity lists are posted on the website, www. nationalwestern.com, where you can also find out more about ticket prices. There about 50 special events that require admission tickets that range in price from $8 to $100 each. Each ticket includes a National Western admission ticket. Among the events on the entertainment schedule

A tip of the hat to cowboy traditions 25th anniversary event celebrates ‘Old West’ By Sonya Ellingboe

sellingboe@ coloradocommunitymedia.com What started 25 years ago with the first Colorado Cowboy Gathering at the Arvada Center has grown into a four-day celebration, slated this year for Jan. 16-19. It will be all things cowboy at two venues in Golden: the American Mountaineering Center will be the site for most programs and the Green Center-Bunker Auditorium at Colorado School of Mines will host a pair of headlining acts. The American Mountaineering Center has a main stage and a smaller campfire stage. Some programming will be especially aimed at children, particularly the themed matinees. Cowboy poetry grew out of traditions developed by workers on cattle drives and ranches, who would gather around a campfire following a long day in the saddle and entertain with songs, stories and poems. The first evening, Jan. 16, is focused on Baxter Black, the famous cowboy poet, philosopher, author, storyteller, and rodeo and television commentator. Born in New Mexico in 1945, Black began a career as a large animal veterinarian, but soon became a full-time entertainer, who makes frequent public appearances. Black has written a weekly column, “On the Edge of Common Sense” for 32 years. The column appears in 130, mostly rural, papers and some readers may also recall

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hearing him on National Public Radio in the past. Black will be at the Table Mountain Inn in Golden at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 16 for a VIP “Meet and Greet” ($50) and will perform that night at 7:30 p.m. if you go at the School of Mines Green Center-Bunker The 25th Colorado Auditorium. Cowboy Gathering Friday starts out will be from Jan. 16 with a Main Stage Varito 19 in Golden at the ety Show at the MounAmerican Mountaintaineering Center from eering Center, 710 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., 10th Street, and the featuring more than Green Center Audi10 poets and singers torium at Colorado in a variety of acts, as School of Mines, 923 well as “2 Barbs on a 15th St. Free parking Wire” on the Campfire is available at both Stage, followed by daylocations. Tickets: long, more intimate www.ColoradoCowprogramming on that boyGathering.com or stage as well. On the 1-888-718-4523. Main Stage from 2 to 4:30 p.m. is the “Son of a Gun Show,” hosted by Jon Chandler with Ernie Martinez and others. The “Main Stage Hootnanny,” “headlined by Dave Stamey, starts at 7:30 p.m. Chuckwagon Cookin’ is available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. On Saturday, the daytime lineup at the American Mountaineering Center begins at 10 a.m. on both stages, with Chuckwagon Cookin’ available and the day culminates with the Riders in the Sky at 7:30 p.m. at School of Mines. On Sunday, Cowboy Church is scheduled at 10 a.m. and a “Jackpot Finale” Matinee at 1 p.m. burger makersmade the coveted list. Burger Radio won for “Best Cheese Overload, If That Existed, But It Doesn’t” with its cereation, “The Thrilled Cheese.” Larkburger won the “Most Reliable Burger” with “The Three Corners Larkburger.” Penny Parker’s “Mile High Life” column gives insights into the best events, restaurants, businesses, parties and people throughout the metro area. Parker also writes for Blacktie-Colorado.com. You can subscribe and read her columns (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) at www.blacktie-colorado.com/ pennyparker. She can be reached at penny@ blacktie-llc.com or at 303-619-5209.

The rider guides the horses through a ring of fire during the Wild West Show at a recent year’s National Western Stock Show. The National Western opens Jan. 11 for its 2014 run and will include livestock judging and sales, rodeos and the Wild West Show that is patterned after the shows put on by Buffalo Bill Cody. Courtesy photo are two Mexican Rodeo Extravaganzas, three Professional Bull Riders events, two Wild West shows, the Grand Prix horse jumping show, two SuperDogs shows and the Martin Luther King Jr. African-American Heritage Rodeo. There are also 23 rodeo performances during first stop of the year for members of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. Each performance will include a full schedule of traditional rodeo competitions

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Puppy found in trashcan thriving ‘Rambunctious’ Lilo was among litter abandoned in Highlands Ranch By Jane Reuter

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Castle Rock husband-and-wife Morris Hansen and Denise Waggoner hold Lilo during one of her rare still moments at Highlands Ranch’s Heritage Regional Park. Photo by Jane Reuter wanted to adopt. “We were told 60 people applied for the four puppies,” Waggoner said. “We don’t know how we got so lucky.” While in adoptive care, the helpless puppies grew into brown balls of fluffy fur. Lilo since has exchanged her dark puppy coat for a buff color; the fluffy fur remains. Waggoner said both the story of the puppies’ harsh beginnings and the sight of Lilo’s fluffy face in the newspaper compelled her to suggest she and Hansen adopt the puppy. “It’s a touching story, but quite honestly, we saw her little face and thought, `She’s speaking to us’,” Waggoner said. “When the humane society posted little descriptions of their demeanors, we thought she’d fit in well with us. It’s just the two of us.” Douglas County Animal Control Officer Caitlyn Cahill, who fostered the puppies, had previously described Lilo as a loner.

With Waggoner and Hansen as her human pack, she’s not a loner now. While they don’t see any signs of lingering trauma, her owners said Lilo prefers having them in her sights. “She wants people around,” Waggoner said. “If you’re not around, she’s coming to find you.” Because Hansen works from home, Lilo rarely is alone. Though the couple’s home has a yard, Lilo prefers to have company even there. “She likes to play outside and wants to go out, while I’m trying to work inside,” Hansen said. “She keeps us young,” Wagonner said. “She’s our kid.” During a recent visit, a veterinarian pronounced Lilo “perfectly healthy.” Regardless, Waggoner still hopes the person who abandoned the puppies comes forward. “But mostly, they should know there are options for puppies you don’t want,” she said. “We just don’t want them to do it to other dogs.”

Organ donors always needed By Jennifer Smith

jsmith@ coloradocommunitymedia.com If Joseph Gutierrez could give thanks this holiday season for the best gift he ever got, this is what he would say: “Thanks for having a son or daughter who was selfless in becoming a donor, because it helped save my life and my arm.” And if Carol Hutchinson-Stepp could accept such thanks, she would say: “It feels really wonderful to know that there’s still a part of our son here that’s alive. Not being able to see those eyes is a tragedy, but those eyes allowed two other people to see. … Hopefully whoever has his eyes are seeing birds for the first time, or their children for the time, through his eyes.” Roxborough resident Gutierrez and Littleton resident HutchinsonStepp don’t know each other, and neither of them know who their words should go to. But they both know that organ donation benefits both the recipient and the families of the deceased. Hutchinson-Stepp’s 25-year-old stepson, C. Jay, died in February 2012 of congestive heart failure. It was completely unexpected, as the funloving young man was rarely sick.

“We saw him in January for the Super Bowl,” she remembers. “We had no idea he was that sick. “He died Feb. 29, so the anniversary of his death is only every four years. Even in death, he did it his own way. The tears still come, and they probably always will. He lived his own life and had his own path, and we’re proud of him for that.” She says when the family realized he had made the “very adult, grownup decision” to be an organ donor, they knew they had to honor that choice. Though the disease had ravaged much of his body, his corneas were able to give the gift of sight to two people. In November 2011, Gutierrez began having trouble with his left arm. It was swollen and painful, and he thought he had a torn rotator cuff. An MRI revealed something much worse — a giant-cell tumor. Although benign, such tumors can metastasize into the lungs. His had begun to eat away at the bone in his upper arm, and doctors found it necessary to replace it with a donor humerus. The tumor has come back twice, necessitating two more surgeries, but his new bone has weathered the storm. “You kind of feel sorry for yourself when you’re in a situation like mine, but then you hear the donor families’ stories and you think, `You know

what? You don’t have it so bad.’ At least they were able to save my arm,” said Gutierrez, who is retired from his long-time career as an Englewood postal carrier. He’s gotten the opportunity to meet many donors’ families through volunteering with Donor Alliance, the Limb Preservation Foundation and AlloSource, a large tissue-processing company in Centennial. That involvement garnered him a spot on the “Gift of Life” float two years running in both Denver’s Parade of Lights and the Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena, Calif. “It’s been a real rewarding experience,” he said. “Even though I’ve had three operations on my arm, I’ve gotten to meet some really fantastic people.” Waving to the crowds with his left arm is a challenge, however, because he can only lift it about chest high. “I do as much as I can within my limitations,” said Gutierrez, 65, an avid outdoorsman. “It’s like I have one and a half arms.” According to Donor Alliance, there are more than 2,200 people in Colorado waiting for an organ transplant, though 67 percent of Coloradans who have registered to be donors. To join them, visit DonateLifeColorado.org or call 303-329-4747. For more information, visit www.DonorAlliance.org.


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‘Mr. Larry’ picked as top library volunteer Retired teacher, 74, honored by Colorado Association of Libraries By Virginia Grantier

vgrantier@coloradocommunitymedia. com He was working his way through his first year of college at a Greeley sugar beet plant, when the tower he was standing on collapsed and he fell about 20 feet onto concrete and broke his back. Larry Shriner, 74, of Highlands Ranch, who wasn’t supposed to be able to walk again, did. But the chronic pain doesn’t stop and to this day he relies on a walker to get around. He said in a recent interview, as he sat in his living room, more than 55 years after his accident, that the pain at that moment was about a “6 or 7” on a scale of 10, even though he’d spent the morning with doctors getting various pain-relief treatments. But there are times when something completely stops the pain. “I don’t have pain when I’m working with kids,” he said and his eyes filled. “I focus on the kids.” Shriner, a retired Denver Public Schools teacher who taught — mainly sixth grade — for more than 30 years, decided after his wife, Marian, died that to help with his grief, and to help his community, he’d volunteer at the Highlands Ranch Library. After seven years of volunteering, “Mr. Larry,” as the kids call him, has been given a state-wide award, honored recently as the 2013 Colorado Association of Libraries’ volunteer of the year. He’s still volunteering, but instead of reading to kids three times a week, it’s once a week. He had a heart attack in July 2013 and then surgery, where three stents had to be put in because of blocked arteries. “I think he’s so inspiring,” said Kim McClintock, branch volunteer coordinator at Highlands Ranch and Roxborough library branches, who nominated Shriner. She said he takes all the adversity that

life throws at him and instead on internalizing it, reflects it out “in a positive way.” When Shriner decided to volunteer, he told the library staff he wanted to read to the kids, but they told him only the librarians can do that. He was kind of floored. He told them he had taught for 30 years and had a master’s degree. They told him the library had a program, Book Start, which sends volunteers out to preschools and home daycares to introduce kids to literature. So while he took the necessary training hours to do that he sorted books and did other tasks. He now volunteers for Book Start and also plans and gets involved in various programs including family book clubs such as the father-son book club — and the Page to Stage Productions where children’s original stories are made into stage productions. Shriner grew up in northwest Denver when there were still trolley/street cars and kids could be out without parental supervision, riding their bikes everywhere. They knew it was time to come home when the streetlights started coming on, he said. His art teacher at North High School said he’d be a great teacher and he went on to college in Greeley, but then there was the accident. After a month, still in a body cast, he returned to college, but got depressed because of the level of pain he was dealing with and dropped out. He ended up working in Denver for Ben Veldkamp, now deceased, who started the chain of Veldkamp Flowers florist shops. Eventually, Veldkamp told Shriner he could work for him during the summers, but that Shriner should be back in college. “I thanked him many times for that,” Shriner said, about Veldkamp’s role in his eventually going back to college, at University of Denver. He later taught in downtown Denver schools, such as Columbine Elementary School near Denver’s City Park, and was there when President John F. Kennedy was killed. He described the school as being

Larry Shriner, 74, of Highlands Ranch, a retired Denver Public Schools teacher, was recently named the state’s Colorado Association of Libraries’ volunteer of the year. Photo by Virginia Grantier in chaos as the students wailed and cried upon hearing the news. Most of the kids were African-American and “President Kennedy was beloved in the black community,” he said. When his students nominated him for a teaching award in 1991, they explained it was because he encouraged them to become their own person, he related.

When he was assigned to the discipline room, during a stint at Denver’s Kepner Middle School, he recalls that students would walk in and be so glad it was him there. “You’ll listen to us. No one else listens to us.” “It keeps me going, working with kids,” he said. “It’s a reason to get up in the morning.”

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Arapahoe returns home, grabs victory Warriors remain unbeaten with win over Mountain Vista By Jim Benton

jbenton@coloradocommunitymedia.com Brendan Till was happy to see the familiar surroundings of the Sitting Eagle gym and made sure the Arapahoe boys basketball team had a successful homecoming. Till scored a game-high 26 points, including 10 in the critical fourth quarter, as seventh-ranked Arapahoe defeated No. 5 Mountain Vista 63-55 in a Jan. 4 non-league showdown between two unbeaten teams. It was the first time the Warriors had been in the Arapahoe gym for 23 days since the Dec. 13 shooting tragedy. “I had the flow going,” said Till. “It was good to be back ... We were playing in front of our own fans and we had a great turnout. Just being home was a big deal. It was a step back to normalcy.” Since the shooting, Arapahoe had been practicing at nearby Lifetime Fitness. “We had not been on this court since Dec. 12,” explained Warriors coach Dan Snyder. “That’s really hard. Lifetime could not have been more wonderful and gracious and we really appreciate it but it’s not the same as practicing here. We were on a court with two hoops instead of six hoops. So as far as running a practice and stations and stuff like that, you can’t do it. “I’m proud of the kids because of their resiliency. I made the comment that we’re fortunate to be practicing anywhere. So we’re not going to complain about the circumstances. … We’re really happy to be back in our own building. Regardless of the situation of the last few weeks, the energy level of this group is really good.” Down 49-48 with 4:40 to play in the game, Arapahoe outscored the Golden Eagles 15-6. The Warriors, guilty of seven turnovers in the first quarter, had just 10 the rest of the way and employed a zone defense down the stretch which seemed to baffle Mountain Vista, which came into the game scoring 85.1 points per game. “We had great energy,” said Till. “Turnovers definitely caused some problems in the first half. We crashed the boards offensively and defensively. I don’t think we had a single offensive rebound in the first half. So it was aggressive intensity on both sides that won the game.”

Mountain Vista’s Graham Smith (25) grads a rebound in the team’s 63-55 loss Jan. 4 at Arapahoe. Photo by Paul DiSalvo Till, a 6-foot-2 senior, scored nine of Arapahoe’s first 11 points in the fourth quarter that started with the game tied at 44-all. He finished with a free throw to account for the Warriors’ eight-point triumph. “He had a tremendous game,” said Snyder. “He can score in a lot of different ways. He’s really a good shooter and he sees the court really well. That allows him to go to the right spot at the right time so it’s more than just being a good shooter.” Arapahoe sank five of six free throws in the final 1:08 to stall any possible Mountain Vista comeback. The Warriors went 14 for 16 at the foul line for the game. “I was happy with how well we executed in the fourth quarter and obviously we hit some shots,” added Snyder. “The zone seemed to work. They were hurting us so bad getting to the basket against our manto-man. In the scouting we had done, they

are so good in transition, they shoot a ton of layups every game.” In addition to Till, Corbin Atwell scored 16 points while James Dalrymple and Ethan Brunhofer each had eight for the Warriors. Graham Smith had 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead Mountain Vista, which committed 19 turnovers including six in the final quarter. The Golden Eagles missed five 3-point attempts in the final 35 seconds. Mountain Vista’s leading scorer Jake Pemberton had only five points with all of them coming in the first half. “Arapahoe is a good team,” said Mountain Vista coach Bob Wood. “They were aggressive on defense and we didn’t execute very well against (their zone). “Inside of four minutes if you turn the ball over five or six times, you are not going to win the game. A lot of them were forced turnovers. We were trying to force the ball where it’s not open instead of executing

and getting something. ... We played poorly.” Arapahoe (7-0) opened play in the tough Centennial League Jan. 8 against Cherry Creek and travels to Smoky Hill for a game Jan. 10. “Of the top 10 teams in the rankings, five are in our league and a couple are just outside of the top 10,” pointed out Snyder. “I’ve seen all the teams in our league and I can say without a doubt this is the strongest the league has been from top to bottom since I’ve been coaching. Mountain Vista (8-1), meanwhile, played at Fountain Fort Carson Jan. 7 and hosted Montbello Jan. 8. “I guess the Arapahoe loss sends a message,” confessed Wood. “Sometimes you think that you are better than you are. Hopefully this will help us. You hope you learn from mistakes and get better. We’ve got a lot of good teams yet to play.”

Chaparral turns it over against top teams Wolverines rebound well, but drop fifth straight By Jim Benton

jbenton@coloradocommunitymedia.com The Chaparral boys basketball team returned from its winter break, hoping turnover woes had become a thing of the past. After losing four pre-holiday games to athletic, pressing teams in the Mission Prep Christmas Classic played in San Luis Obispo, Ca., the Wolverines returned home to host sixth-ranked Eaglecrest Jan. 3 in a non-league game. The Raptors’ pressure in the third quarter was too much, sparking a 20-7 surge in the stanza that broke open a previously tight game as Eaglecrest prevailed, 60-52, to deal the Wolverines their fifth straight setback. “It happened again, it was the same type of pressure we saw in California, fast and athletic,” said Chaparral coach Rob Johnson. “It’s tough on them. They’re going to have to figure it out or we’re going to struggle.” Chaparral, which entered the Eaglecrest contest averaging 16.6 turnovers a game, rebounded well and committed eight first half turnovers, grabbing a 29-27 halftime lead. However, the Wolverines turned the ball over 12 times in the second half, and

Chaparral senior Jerrod Doran runs the Wolverine offense during Chaparral’s 60-52 loss to visiting Eaglecrest Jan. 3. Photo by Jim Benton a missed dunk and layup helped key a 9-0 Raptor run early in the third period as the visitors went ahead by 12 points late in the decisive period. “We had eight turnovers which were a

couple too many in the first half but we’re just struggling with pressure and I think we were a little out of shape,” explained Johnson. “Our main guys that need to be out there were getting tired. We were turning

it over and (our) rebounding went down in the second half. We still had a good game rebounding overall but the first half was definitely much better.” Chaparral, which shot 33 percent from the field, outrebounded the Raptors 4622 and was led by junior Chase Coon’s 13 points. Hayden Dalton, a 6-foot-7 senior, added 10 points and 15 rebounds. Junior Jake Holtzmann also had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds and junior Peter Wilson came off the bench to toss in 10 points. Two of last season’s standouts, Brandon Malone and Chris Moody, are already sidelined for the season with injuries so Johnson has been preaching the `next player up’ philosophy to his players. “We’re hoping those role players start figuring out the speed and the pace,” he said. “There have been a couple players that have stepped up. Peter Wilson is starting to figure it out. He came off the bench and played well. Jerrod Doran in California played well (49 points). He’s been a spark for us.” Chaparral (3-7) had another tough assignment going against the CHSAANow. com top-ranked Class 5A team in Denver East Jan. 8 (after the paper’s deadline), and then will head to Class 4A power Lewis Palmer Jan. 11 before opening Continental League action Jan. 17 against Highlands Ranch.


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Broncos revenge tour starts now Time for Denver to excorsize demons this playoff run By By Vic Vela

vvela@coloradocommunitymedia.com Remember the Ravens. I know it’s a new year and Auld Lang Syne asks us to contemplate whether “old acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind.” But, as Broncos fans, we would be in a delusional state of denial if we were to sweep under the rug what happened to our beloved Orange and Blue around this time last year. Sorry for the buzz kill, Broncos Country, but do you remember what it felt like to see the ball that Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tuck booted into the frigid and rarified Denver air last January, as it sailed through the uprights at Invesco Field at Mile High? If you don’t, you were either passed out drunk or are lying. I remember it like it was yesterday: Defeated and deflated after an exhausting four-hour game, I collapsed in my couch and stared at the TV, asking myself, ‘Did that really just happen?’ When I awoke the next morning, I expe-

rienced a serene glimmer of hope that what had happened was just a bad dream. Alas, it wasn’t. The incomprehensible loss was painful — and it was one that Broncos fans have experienced before. In 1997, the Broncos were offensively loaded and were championship material when an upstart Jacksonville Jaguars team came into Denver and shocked the world. To be sure, the Broncos have done their part to try to erase those memories. They rebounded from the Jaguars loss to win backto-back Super Bowls. And this year, Peyton Manning has broken more records than were destroyed during the 1979 Disco Demolition Night promotion in Chicago. But for rabid sports fans like me, nothing short of winning or a lobotomy can erase bad

memories. And I’m not talking about regular season wins; those mean nothing. Everything that happened from September through December was just an extension of the Broncos’ preseason schedule. Only January and February matters in this town. This weekend, the Broncos welcome the San Diego Chargers to Denver, and with them arrives the hated Philip Rivers. No one outside of San Diego likes Rivers. And as adorable as his on-field three-year-old-like temper tantrums might be to Chargers fans, we here in Denver simply loathe the guy. It would be nice to punish the Chargers for embarrassing us at home a few weeks ago. Vegas isn’t giving the Bolts much of a chance, positioning Denver as 10 point favorites. But the Broncos were laying heavy betting timber to the Ravens, as well. And just like the Ravens, the Chargers are playing well at the right time and are coming into the Mile High City on a hot streak, with nothing to lose. The Broncos - loaded with perhaps the greatest arsenal of offensive talent in league history and an aging Hall of Fame quarterback — absolutely must beat the Chargers this weekend. We cannot lose to Philip Rivers. And we cannot lose at home in the first round of the

playoffs — again. Is Denver the best team in the AFC? Yes. Is Denver the best team in football? One can make a strong argument. But the best team doesn’t always win in January. Do I think Denver will win the Super Bowl this year? Yes. But that necessarily means that we must not lose Sunday. The Broncos’ combined record this season against the other three remaining AFC playoff teams is 1-3. The Revenge Tour starts now. Remember what San Diego did to us at home a few weeks back. Remember that Philip Rivers is utterly obnoxious. Remember what it felt like to see Peyton Manning lose during his emotional return to Indianapolis this year. Remember Tom Brady. Remember being up 24-0 to the Patriots before suffering a miserable loss. But, above all: Remember the Ravens. Aside from sports-column writing, Vic Vela covers the Legislature for Colorado Community Media. Vic can be reached at vvela@coloradocommunitymedia.com or follow him on Twitter: @VicVela1.

Ice fishing demands safety measures One of my New Year’s resolutions never changes from year to year and that is to do more ice fishing. There’s nothing like spending a quiet day on the ice to cure a good case of post-holiday cabin fever. Most high country waters are covered with a layer of good hard ice by now while Front Range waters such as Chatfield and Cherry Creek Reservoirs are slower to produce safe ice. Any lake can have soft spots or unsafe ice but fluctuating temperatures at the lower elevations generally require more caution. If you’re new to the sport, here are a few tips for staying safe on the ice: What is safe ice? It takes at least 2 inches of

ice beneath my feet when venturing across a larger body of water, but I have fished on less, making sure conditions were safe first. It’s always a good idea to have at least one other buddy along. Carry a throw rope and stay several yards apart when traveling over untested ice. Cleats that attach to your boots are essential. They make walking over ice a lot easier and may prevent a serious fall. A whistle and a set of safety picks around your neck are handy if you take a dip. hard ice to support the weight of the average person and 4 inches to support several persons. I generally like to have 6 inches of solid

Tony Lane, the former police chief of Castle Rock, is an avid outdoorsman and wildlife photographer.

Joe Lane shows the rewards of a safe ice fishing trip to Elevenmile Reservoir. Photo by Tony Lane


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Jan. 10 Black Hawk trip Castle Country Assisted Living will take a trip to Black Hawk on Jan. 10. Resients and guests will tour the historic mining settlement, and might even hit up some casinos. The bus will depart at 8:30 a.m. from Valley House, 255 S. Valley Drive; at 8:45 a.m. from Cantril House, 221 Cantril St.; and at 9:15 a.m. from Victorian House, 19600 Victrorian Drive in Parker. All are welcome. Call 303-482-5552 for details and to RSVP. Jan. 11 EstatE planning Carla Little, with the Little Law Office, will

have seminars on The 12 Mistakes People Make When Creating Their Estate Plan. Seminars are from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 7 and from 3:30-5 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Parker Library, in the Miller meeting room. This is a free, community event and everyone is invited. Contact Carla Little at 303-520-6941 or visit littlelawoffices.com.

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record and share your ancestor’s life stories and start, grow and update your family tree on your desk top. It makes building and sharing your family tree easier than ever with dozens of exciting features and enhancements to simplify your tasks. Meeting is at the Stroh Ranch Fire Station, 19310 Stroh Road, Parker. Everyone welcome.

Jan. 13 musician pErForms Castle Country Assisted Living will welcome local musician Dan McClerren for a performance at each of its three houses on Jan. 13. McClerren will play keyboard at 11 a.m. at Cantril House, 221 Cantril St.; at 1 p.m. at Valley House, 255 S. Valley Drive; and at 3 p.m. at Victorian House, 19600 Victorian Drive in Parker. This event is free and open to the public. For information or to RSVP, call 303-482-5552. Jan. 14

alive with his relating the early influence of his father and the early loss of his mother, driving him on a path of family closeness and, yet, relying on his own intelligence and ability to change the world for the better. Larry Schlupp was a founding father of Historic Douglas County Inc. and has served as its vice president since October 2008. Larry has spent 40 years in telecommunications domestically and internationally. He brings technology leadership and marketing strength to Douglas County. Everyone is welcome

Jan. 15, 22 Castle Country Assisted Living in January. Peek will perform at 11 a.m. Jan. 15 at Valley House, 255 S. Valley Drive; at 11 a.m Jan. 22 at Cantril House, 221 Cantril Drive. This performance is free and open to the public. Call 303-482-5552 to learn more or to RSVP.

Jan. 11 Family trEE program Parker Genealogical Society of Colorado

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accorDion music Castle Country Assisted Living will welcome accordion player Joyce Branson for a performance at each of its three houses in January. Branson will perform at 12:45 p.m. Jan. 2 and Jan. 16 at Victorian House, 19600 Victorian Drive in Parker; at 10:45 a.m. Jan. 3 and Jan. 17 at Cantril House, 221 Cantril St.; and at 12:45 p.m. Jan. 3 and Jan. 17 at Valley House, 255 S. Valley Drive. This event is free and open to the public. For information or to RSVP, call 303-482-5552.

History program Parker Historical Society presents Larry

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art ExHiBit Parker artist Jay Moore presents “Close to Home”

from Jan. 11 to March 8 at the PACE center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker. An opening reception is from 5-8 p.m. Jan. 17. Visit www.jaymoorestudio.com/available-works/. GO to www. PACECenteronline.org.

will have its business meeting at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 11, followed by a program at 2 p.m. presented by Deena Coutant, a professional genealogist who enjoys using modern technology to research family history. She is active with numerous genealogical societies, with leadership roles focusing on education, technology and communication. Coutant will talk about Family Tree Maker, a program that provides an easy yet comprehensive means to

Schlupp on “The Life and Times of D.C. Oakes” at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Parker Senior Center, 10675 Longs Way. An early and influential pioneer of Douglas County, Oakes was a surveyor, entrepreneur, developer, lumber man, vigilante, legislature, Indian agent, family man and father of Huntsville and one of the 13 original fathers of Denver, specifically Aurora. Oakes comes

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BlooD DrivE PACE Community Center community blood drive is from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 3 and Jan. 17 inside Bonfils’ mobile bus at 2000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker. For information or to schedule an appointment, contact Michael Schlut at 303-805-3367 or mschulut@parkeronline.org.

South Metro Denver SBDC Announces Winners and Graduates of Fall 2013 Leading Edge™ Strategic Planning Series by Natalie Harden, South Metro Denver SBDC The South Metro Denver Small Business Development Center (SBDC) graduated its most recent Leading Edge™ Strategic Planning Series for Entrepreneurs and Start-up participants on December 4th. The graduation ceremony was held at the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce, where participants have been spending one evening a week for the past twelve weeks gaining instruction on how to write a comprehensive business plan. In attendance were Darrell Schulte, President of the Colorado Business Bank Littleton Branch; John Brackney, President/CEO of the South Metro Denver Chamber; and Marcia McGilley, Executive Director of the South Metro Denver SBDC. Colorado Business Bank is the corporate sponsor of the Leading Edge Strategic Planning Series Program. Twelve participants participated in the course and were awarded with certificates recognizing their accomplishment. At the end of the course, participants were invited to submit their business plans into a class competition, with three winners being chosen and announced at the graduation ceremony. Jon Ewoniuk of Stash won first place and was awarded $300; Cindy Weist of Western States Sales won second place and received $200; and Andra Lewis of Blush and Birch won third place and was awarded $100. “The twelve participants spent a great deal of time and energy in researching, writing and creating their business plans. We applaud their accomplishment. Our instructor Stefanie Dalgar of Dalgar Communications, LLC, guided the participants through the coursework with ease and expertise allowing existing and start-up entrepreneurs to contribute

South Metro Denver Chamber Hosts Annual Legislative Reception On Wednesday, December 18, 2013 the South Metro Denver Chamber hosted its annual legislative reception. The event, held in the atrium at Columbia College’s Aurora campus, was attended by more than 50 business leaders from the south metro area and 7 state legislators. The program began with a toast delivered by Andrew Graham, owner of Clinic Service. Senators Linda Newell (D-Littleton) and David Balmer (R-Centennial) joined Representatives Angela Williams (D-Denver), Chris Holbert (R-Parker), Polly Lawrence (R-Roxborough), Daniel Kagan (D-Cherry Hills / Englewood), and Spencer Swalm (R-Centennial) to provide a recap of the 2013 legislative session and a preview of the 2014 legislative session. Major themes included job creation and easing the burden on small businesses. John Brackney, President & CEO of the South Metro Denver Chamber applauded the legislators’ bipartisan tone. “We were all encouraged to see how much these legislators respect each other and we urge them to work together throughout the session for the benefit of our state.” Jeff Wasden, the Chamber’s Vice-Chair of Public Affairs echoed those sentiments and expressed the gratitude of the business community for the legislators’ service to South Metro Denver. Carol Braverman, co-owner of Mountaintop Acupuncture, enjoyed both the presenters and those present: “[It was] so interesting to hear each legislator’s achievements and upcoming agendas, and the attendees were equally engaging.” The Chamber thanks the event’s presenting sponsor Clinic Service, venue sponsor Columbia College, and catering sponsor Sava Catering. For more information on the Chamber’s public policy activities and future politically oriented events such as our Chamber Day at the Capitol on February 26th, join the South Metro Denver Business Leaders for Responsible Government at www.meetup.com/business-leaders-forresponsible-government or contact the Chamber Director of Public Policy, Patrick Pratt, at 303-795-0142.

auDitions kiwanis Club of Castle Rock will have auditions for the 10th annual Stars of Tomorrow talent contest from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. Applications and a $10 entrant fee are due by Jan. 18. Applications and details can be found at www.kiwanisatcastlerock.org. The final competition is at 6:30 p.m. March 14 at the Lone Tree Arts Center. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www. lonetreeartscenter.org, by calling 720-509-1000 or at the door. Jan. 21, FEB. 10, FEB. 25

musical pErFormancE Flutist Tudy Peek will perform at

DivorcE sEminar St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 9203 S. University Blvd., Highlands Ranch, presents a 10-week seminar “Rebuilding When Your Relationship Ends,” from 6:308:30 p.m. Tuesdays starting Jan. 14. The seminar promotes healing for those who are going through a divorce or the ending of a love relationship. It offers education, support and optional social activities. Cost is $175 for the 10-week class and complimentary child care is provided with prior registration. To register, or for information, email Beth Walker at bethdwalker@gmail.com.

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tEEn aDDiction Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health Network presents “Protecting Your Teen from Addiction” from noon to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 21 (event code: admhn12114) and from 5-6:30 p.m. Feb. 25 (event code: admhn22514) at the Southglenn Library, Room A, 6972 S. Vine St., Centennial; and from 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 (event code: admhn210) at the network’s Castle Rock office, 831 S. Perry St., Suite 100. In this class, you will learn about trends in substance abuse in our community, how to talk about drugs and alcohol, signs of substance abuse in teens, prevention and early intervention, effects of substances on the brain and brain development, and shifts in views on marijuana use and legalization. Use the event code listed to register for classes at Blacktie https://www.blacktie-colorado.com/index.cfm. Jan. 26 BlooD DrivE Ave Maria Catholic Church community blood drive is from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 26 inside Bonfils’ mobile bus at 9056 E. Parker Road, Parker. For information or to schedule an appointment, call Phil Pasion at 303-341-9310 or phil@freundinvestments.com. Calendar continues on Page 21

Calendar of Events

For a complete calendar of South Metro Denver Chamber events or more information, visit our web site at www.bestchamber.com or call 303-795-0142. Thursday, January 9th: Women in Leadership: Open House Forum with Chamber Board Members WhippleWood Conference Center at the Chamber, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Centennial

Leading Edge graduates demonstrate their enthusiasm for the program. (l to r) Julie Melville, Stefanie Dalgar, Cindy Weist, Andra Lewis, Wade Owen, Charles Tamale.

to the growth of our South Metro economy,” said McGilley. To learn more about the Leading Edge™ Strategic Planning Series, visit smallbusinessdenver.com or call 303-795-0142. The South Metro Denver Small Business Development Center is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The Support given by the U.S. Small Business Administration through such funding does not constitute an express or implied endorsement of any of the co-sponsors’ or participants’ opinions products or services. The Colorado SBDC is a partnership between the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, the U.S. Small Business Administration, Colorado’s institutions of higher education, and local development organizations.

Friday, January 10th: Economic Development Group Breakfast: Current Development Projects in South Metro Denver WhippleWood Conference Center at the Chamber, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Centennial Greater Littleton Youth Initiative WhippleWood Conference Center at the Chamber, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Centennial Monday, January 13th: STEM-EC: Science Technology Engineering Math in South Metro Denver WhippleWood Conference Center at the Chamber, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Centennial Tuesday, January 14th: Business Bible Study Chamber Library, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Centennial Business After Hours hosted by Volcano Restaurant 10440 E. Arapahoe Rd., Centennial Wednesday, January 15th: STEM-EC: Douglas County Schools Site Visit Location TBD PowerPoint Dynamic Design Tricks Mission Critical Systems-DTC, 7384 S. Alton Way, Suite 201, Centennial Southwest Metro Business Alliance: Business Best Practices The Peak Wellness Center, 6612 S. Ward St., Littleton Thursday, January 16th: Health & Wellness Initiative Board of Advisors WhippleWood Conference Center at the Chamber, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Centennial Health & Wellness Initiative: Health Care Reform - The Freight Train is Here! WhippleWood Conference Center at the Chamber, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Centennial Quarterly Meetup for Profit: Building Business Using Social Marketing WhippleWood Conference Center at the Chamber, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Centennial

Chamber President & CEO John Brackney speaks to the crowd at the Annual Legislative Reception. (l to r): Rep. Spencer Swalm, Rep. Daniel Kagan, John Brackney, Rep. Polly Lawrence (behind Brackney), Rep. Chris Holbert, Rep. Angela Williams, Senator David Balmer, Senator Linda Newell, Jeff Wasden.

Friday, January 17th: Social Marketing for Business: Generating New Leads WhippleWood Conference Center at the Chamber, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Centennial


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Tiffany Smith, of Parker, has been selected to appear in the 2014 edition of “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.” Smith is one of a select number of students honored this year for academic achievement, campus leadership, service to the community, and potential for continued success. She is a senior pursuing a bachelor’s degree in biology at Bob Jones University. Stephanie Lund, of Parker, has been selected to join the staff of The Sower, a bi-weekly newspapers that covers campus news for the Concordia University student community. Lund, a senior, works as a layout editor and is majoring in English and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). Austin Baker, of Parker, is a member of the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy’s class of 2017 professional pharmacy program. Admission to the professional program is limited and highly competitive. Heidi Steinmetz, of Parker, has been selected by audition as a member of the

University A Cappella Choir at Concordia University, Nebraska. Heidi sings soprano II. She is a working toward a bachelor’s degree in graphic design. Emilee Nelson, of Parker, successfully auditioned into the Chorale, the premier concert and repertoire choir at Bob Jones University. Nelson is a sophomore pursuing a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication. John Solomon, of Parker, was elected marketing/PR director of The Independent News Magazine, a Level 2 registered student organization at Fort Lewis College. Solomon’s major is English, communication option. Alec Richards, of Parker, is a member of the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy’s class of 2017 professional pharmacy program. Admission to the professional program is limited and highly competitive. Caroline G Hinds, of Parker, was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Samford University. Hinds is a sophomore biology major. John Dembowski, of Parker, has been named a member of the Committee for Fees

Allocation at the University of Nebraska. Dembowski is a graduate student studying accounting. He is the son of Jerry and Jean Dembowski. Andrew Escandon, of Parker, was named to the fall 2013 president’s honor roll at Washburn University. Eric Bartoszek, of Parker, earned a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Northern Colorado. Chelsea Campanelli, of Parker, graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in special education, K-12 teaching, from the University of Northern Colorado. Nichole Desrochers, of Parker, earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Northern Colorado. Anne Fogg, of Parker, earned a master’s degree in clinical counseling from the University of Northern Colorado. Katalina Gaona, of Parker, earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary teaching from the University of Northern Colorado. Shawnda Kozanecki, of Parker, earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Northern Colorado. Riley Mahoney, of Parker, earned a bach-

elor’s degree in communication studies from the University of Northern Colorado. Kenneth Nellis, of Parker, earned a bachelor’s degree in theatre arts from the University of Northern Colorado. Marlene Rangel, of Parker, earned a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from the University of Northern Colorado. Allyson Richmond, of Parker, earned a bachelor’s degree in international affairs from the University of Northern Colorado. Shelby Roberts, of Parker, earned a bachelor’s degree in special education, K-12 teaching, from the University of Northern Colorado. Alexander Shugart, of Parker, earned a bachelor’s degree in social science, secondary teaching, from the University of Northern Colorado. Stephanie Stiegelmar, of Parker, earned a master’s degree in special education from the University of Northern Colorado. Luke Stuckey, of Parker, earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Northern Colorado.

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JAN. 28  RED HAT

luncheon Castle Country Assisted Living will host a Red Hat Society luncheon at 11 a.m. Jan. 28 at its Valley House, 255 S. Valley Drive. Musical duo Just the

Two of Us will provide entertainment. The Red Hat Society is an international organization committed to connecting, supporting and encouraging women of all ages in their pursuit of fun, friendship, freedom, fulfillment and fitness. This luncheon is free and open to Red Hat Society members and their families. Call 303-482-5552 to learn more or to RSVP.

JAN. 31 MYSTERY TRIP Castle Country Assisted Living will host its monthly mystery trip Jan. 31. The bus will depart at 9 a.m. from Valley House, 255 S. Valley Drive; at 9:15 a.m. from Cantril House, 221 Cantril St.; and at 9:45 a.m. from Victorian House, 19600 Victorian Drive in Parker. All are

welcome to join Castle Country residents, staff and friends for this trip. Call 303-482-5552 to learn more or to RSVP.

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Methodist Church 

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

8:00 am Chapel Service 9:00 & 10:30 am

Sunday School 9:00 & 10:30 am

www.st-andrew-umc.com 303-794-2683 Preschool: 303-794-0510

GRACE PRESBYTERIAN www.gracecolorado.com

You are invited to worship with us:

Sundays at 10:00 am

Sunday Worship 10:30 Grace is on the NE Corner of Santa 4825 North Crowfoot Valley Rd. Fe Dr. & Highlands Ranch Pkwy. (Across from Murdochs) Castle Rock • canyonscc.org 303-663-5751 303-798-8485 A place for you

Worship Services Sundays at 9:00am

303-791-3315

pastor@awlc.org www.awlc.org

Littleton

Parker

Lone Tree

Sunday Worship - 10:00am Bible Study immediately following Wednesday Bible Study - 7:30pm Currently meeting at: 9220 Kimmer Drive, Suite 200 Lone Tree 80124 303-688-9506 www.LoneTreeCoC.com

Parker

worship Time 10:30AM sundays 9:00am Spiritual Formation Classes for all Ages 90 east orchard road littleton, co

303 798 6387 www.gracepointcc.us

First Presbyterian Church of Littleton

Parker evangelical Presbyterian church

9030 Miller road Parker, Co 80138 303-841-2125 www.pepc.org

Pastor Mark Brewer

JAN. 24-26, 2014

Community Church of Religious Science Sunday services held in the historic Ruth Memorial Chapel

Sunday

8:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m.

1609 W. Littleton Blvd. (303) 798-1389 • www.fpcl.org

4391 E Mainstreet, Parker, CO 80134 Office (303) 841-3836

www.parkerbiblechurch.org

Joy LUTHERAN CHURCH, ELCA

Congregation Beth Shalom Join us at Sheraton Denver Tech Center 7007 S Clinton Street in Greenwood Village

Parker

Sunday Service

& Children’s Church 10:00 a.m.

Visit our website for details of classes & upcoming events.

303.805.9890

www.P a r k er C C R S.org P.O. Box 2945—Parker CO 80134-2945

Free parking Current Study:

CONFERENCE

8:45 am & 10:30 am

New Thought...Ancient Wisdom

Spiritual Ancestry

Singles, Couples, Marrieds and Families of all ages are welcome.

Sunday Worship

at the Parker Mainstreet Center

10 am every Sunday

You’re invited to a

Connect – Grow – Serve

...19650 E. Mainstreet, Parker 80138

4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237

Where people are excited about God’s Word.

Friday 7PM, Sat. 7PM, Sunday 10:45AM & 6PM

Denver Tech Center

Meets at the Marriott DTC

Parker

Church of Christ

Public welcome.

Weaving Truth and Relevance into Relationships and Life

Alongside One Another On Life’s Journey

“Loving God - Making A Difference”

(Next to RTD lot @470 & University)

Welcome Home!

Sunday 8am, 9:30am, 11am Sunday School 9:15am

An Evangelical Presbyterian Church

8391 S. Burnley Ct., Highlands Ranch

Lone Tree

9203 S. University Blvd. Highlands Ranch, 80126

 Services:  Saturday 5:30pm

Little Blessings Day Care www.littleblessingspdo.com

Highlands Ranch

To advertise your place of worship in this section, call 303-566-4091 or email kearhart@ColoradoCommunityMedia.com.

(nearby I-25 and Arapahoe Rd.)

www.cbsdenver.org

303-794-6643

United Church Of Christ Parker Hilltop 10926 E. Democrat Rd. Parker, CO • 10am Worship www.uccparkerhilltop.org 303-841-2808

SErviCES:

Saturday 5:30pm

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


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January 10, 2014

Local team excels at Robot Olympiad Research facility possible in Douglas County By Hannah Garcia

hgarcia@coloradocommunitymedia.com After hauling away 22 awards from December’s International Robot Olympiad, the volunteers behind the Ameribotics team only have eyes for the future. “For the number of kids we brought to competition, statistically these were huge wins,” said Randy Menzer, executive director of the Douglas-County based nonprofit. “This is the first year we’ve won a gold medal.” It has been a steep climb to success, according to Menzer. The organization went from bringing six participants to competition in Jakarta, Indonesia three years ago to 32 participants and 22 medals — including four gold — this year. This was the first time the global robotics competition was held on U.S. soil, a four-day event held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver with 13 categories, typically dominated by competitors from China and South Korea, according to organizers. Menzer started lobbying three years ago to bring the competition to North America. The competition combines elements of engineering and science, as well as artistic components with categories like “robot movie” and “robot dance.” It is thought of as the “Super Bowl of robotics,” according to volunteer Steve Mahoney. “These kids could be working on 3D imaging at Pixar or the next group of Imagineers at Disney,” Mahoney said. Now that the Olympiad is over, Menzer said the organization has a list of priorities to tackle for the duration of 2014 and beyond, including building on a partnership with the Highlands Ranch Community Association and building a robotics lab and research facility somewhere along the I-25 corridor in Douglas County in the next five years. Menzer calls this vision a “robotics incubator,” and answer to future economic opportu-

Pictured are, from L to R, back row: Sanskaar Saxena (Cresthill MS - Special Award in Creative Category); Akshant Lanjewar (Pine Grove Elementary - Bronze Medal in Creative Category Jr); Sam Zimmer (DCHS - Gold Medal Creative Category); Randy Menzer, US IRO representative; Ryan Ham (Legend HS - Gold Medal Creative Category). Front row: Matt Mahoney (Highlands Ranch HS - Bronze Medal Robot Dance) with Gillian Menzer and Audrey Menzer (both from Douglas County HS); and Haley Steinke (CRMS) Gold Medal in Creative Category. Courtesy photo nities as well as a deficit in STEM education in the U.S. Menzer also mentioned the possibility of an academy for foreign students in Douglas County. “No one really connects Colorado with robotics, but there’s this opportunity to make this a kind of hub,” Menzer said. “This is about solving real-world problems, taking kids from being consumers of technology ... to the other end of the spectrum and creating that technology.” Ameribotics also plans to start hosting summer camps and workshops some time this year, working with the HRCA for use of facilities. The partnership will provide a common place for students from all over.

final results 15th International Robot Olympiad, Dec. 16-19, Denver; final results, Team USA: • Junior: 8-12 years of age; Challenge: 13-18 years of age Junior Medal Count: 14 (Gold: 1, Silver: 2, Bronze: 7, Special: 4) Challenge Medal Count: 8 (Gold: 3, Silver: 0, Bronze: 3, Special: 2) Total Team USA Medals: 22 • Creative Category (Challenge) Gold Medal: Haley Steinke, Ryan Ham, Sam Zimmer Special Award (Presentation): Trevor Butcher, Sanskaar Saxena • Creative Category (Junior) Bronze Medal: Akshant Lanjewar • Robot in Movie (Junior)

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Gold Medal: Sean Riley Bronze Medal: Andrew Sandwisch, Caleb Klinger, Lucas Sandfeld, Peter Young • Robot Push Out (Rivet Class) (Junior) Silver Medal: Cooper Pecha, Aubrie Lose • Robot Dance (Challenge) Bronze Medal: Matt Mahoney, Audrey Menzer, Gillian Menzer • Robot Dance (Junior) Special Award: James Morehouse, Cole Merchant • Robot Survival (Junior) Bronze Medal: Traeton Burmeister, Symon Brown • Mission Challenge (Junior) Special Award: Venkat Kannan, Jake Dancel

SALOME’S STARS FOR THE WEEK OF JAN 8, 2014

ARIES (Mar 21 to Apr 19) It’s a good time to take a much-needed break from your recent hectic schedule and spend some time in quieter surroundings. Important news could arrive early next week. TAURUS (Apr 20 to May 20) The Taurean traits of reliability and thoroughness could be well-tested when decision-makers consider your proposals and/ or requests. Be prepared to answer some probing questions. GEMINI (May 21 to Jun 20) A sudden attack of boredom leaves you with some tasks undone. It’s OK to take a short respite. But get back to work by week’s end so that you have time for other projects.

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CANCER (Jun 21 to Jul 22) Avoid prejudging a situation just because it looks bad. Facts could emerge that would make your position uncomfortable, to say the least. A relative has interesting news to share with you. LEO (Jul 23 to Aug 22) This is a good time to begin reassessing some of your recent decisions about your long-range goals to see if they still have merit. Spend more time with loved ones this weekend. VIRGO (Aug 23 to Sept 22) An unsettled situation at home or on the job early in the week could drain your energy levels, making it difficult to get your work done on schedule. But things improve by midweek. LIBRA (Sept 23 to Oct 22) A temporary setback could give you time to go over your plans to find weaknesses you might have overlooked before. A romantic getaway with that special person is favored this weekend. SCORPIO (Oct 23 to Nov 21) Professional and personal situations benefit once you set a positive tone in getting things off to a good start. Honest dialogue smoothes over any occasional display of balkiness. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 to Dec 21) A problem with workplace colleagues or family members seems to defy even your sage counsel. But be patient. Your words eventually will lead to a resolution. CAPRICORN (Dec 22 to Jan 19) Don’t just wait out that unexpected and unexplained delay in your career move. You could gain added respect if you ask why it happened and what you can do to move things along. AQUARIUS (Jan 20 to Feb 18) Although your workplace strategies usually are accepted, you could be challenged by someone who isn’t so favorably impressed. Be prepared to defend your positions. PISCES (Feb 19 to Mar 20) Your friendship circle expands, with new people coming into your life at this time. Welcome them warmly. But don’t neglect those cherished longtime personal relationships. BORN THIS WEEK: You love to search for knowledge and share it with others. You would make an especially fine teacher. © 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.


January 10, 2014

Public Trustees PUBLIC NOTICE RE-NOTICED AND REPUBLISHED PURSUANT TO CRS 38-38-109(2)(b)(II) Parker NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2012-1155 To Whom It May Concern: On 10/29/2013 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: FRITZ W VON DIETRICH AND LYNDSAY VON DIETRICH Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 7/26/2010 Recording Date of DOT: 8/24/2010 Reception No. of DOT: 2010052479 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $227,826.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $225,540.11 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 110, COTTONWOOD SUBDIVISION, FILING NO. 11, AMENDMENT NO. 1, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 8665 Rosebud Pl, Parker, CO 80134-9295 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, February 19, 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: 12/26/2013 Last Publication: 1/23/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 10/29/2013 GEORGE J KENNEDY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: KIMBERLY L. MARTINEZ Colorado Registration #: 40351 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2201, DENVER, COLORADO 80202 Phone #: (303) 865-1400 Fax #: (303) 865-1410 Attorney File #: 12-08141 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2012-1155 First Publication: 12/26/2013 Last Publication: 1/23/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Parker NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0650 To Whom It May Concern: On 10/14/2013 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: EDDIE E BLACKWELL AND MARIA M BERDIALES-BLACKWELL Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR INDYMAC BANK, F.S.B. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF THE INDYMAC INDX MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2006-AR2, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-AR2 UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED FEBRUARY 1, 2006 Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 12/27/2005 Recording Date of DOT: 1/6/2006 Reception No. of DOT: 2006001934 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $237,600.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $237,064.19 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 42, BLOCK 1, BRADBURY RANCH, FILING NO. 10, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 11831 Trail Sky Ct , 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, February 5, 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 Certific-

deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 42, BLOCK 1, BRADBURY RANCH, FILING NO. 10, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 11831 Trail Sky Ct , 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, February 5, 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: 12/12/2013 Last Publication: 1/9/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 10/16/2013 GEORGE J KENNEDY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: JENNIFER H TRACHTE Colorado Registration #: 40391 1199 BANNOCK STREET , DENVER, COLORADO 80204 Phone #: (303) 813-1177 Fax #: (303) 813-1107 Attorney File #: 3500.01771 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/

Public Trustees

Legal Notice No.: 2013-0650 First Publication: 12/12/2013 Last Publication: 1/9/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Parker NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0656 To Whom It May Concern: On 10/16/2013 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: JENNIFER WEDDIG AND MICHAEL WEDDIG Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE BANK, FSB Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 10/3/2007 Recording Date of DOT: 10/10/2007 Reception No. of DOT: 2007079722 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $302,000.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $295,945.16 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 101, WILLOW RIDGE FILING TWO, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 21817 Mount Snowmass 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, February 5, 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: 12/12/2013 Last Publication: 1/9/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 10/16/2013 GEORGE J KENNEDY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: JOAN OLSON Colorado Registration #: 28078 1199 BANNOCK STREET , DENVER, COLORADO 80204 Phone #: (303) 813-1177 Fax #: (303) 813-1107 Attorney File #: 1269.22449 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2013-0656 First Publication: 12/12/2013 Last Publication: 1/9/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Parker NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0657 To Whom It May Concern: On 10/21/2013 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: ERIC S. JOHNSON AND JENNIFER JOHNSON Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR AEGIS WHOLESALE CORPORATION Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 7/28/2004 Recording Date of DOT: 7/30/2004 Reception No. of DOT: 2004079400 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $317,250.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $302,942.18 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 6, BLOCK 1, BRADBURY RANCH FILING NO. 12B, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO Which has the address of: 16321 Prairie Farm Circle, Parker, CO 80134

Recording Date of DOT: 7/30/2004 Reception No. of DOT: 2004079400 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $317,250.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $302,942.18 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 6, BLOCK 1, BRADBURY RANCH FILING NO. 12B, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO Which has the address of: 16321 Prairie Farm Circle, Parker, CO 80134

Public Trustees

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, February 12, 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: 12/19/2013 Last Publication: 1/16/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 10/22/2013 GEORGE J KENNEDY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: JENNIFER H TRACHTE Colorado Registration #: 40391 1199 BANNOCK STREET , DENVER, COLORADO 80204 Phone #: (303) 813-1177 Fax #: (303) 813-1107 Attorney File #: 1175.15109 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2013-0657 First Publication: 12/19/2013 Last Publication: 1/16/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Parker NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0662 To Whom It May Concern: On 10/22/2013 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: HYRUM E MILLER AND JULIE J MILLER Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR CHERRY CREEK MORTGAGE CO., INC. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 12/26/2008 Recording Date of DOT: 12/31/2008 Reception No. of DOT: 2008087782 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $236,281.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $233,537.57 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: Parcel 1: Lot 11, Block 2, Stroh Ranch Filing No. 7A, Second Amendment, County of Douglas, State of Colorado. Parcel 2: A perpetual easement for access purposes in, over, under, across and through Tract C, Stroh Ranch 7A, 2nd Amendment, as set forth in Special Warranty Deed recorded December 2, 1999 in Book 1783 at Page 2210, County of Douglas, State of Colorado. Which has the address of: 12366 Nate Circle, 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, February 12, 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: 12/19/2013 Last Publication: 1/16/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 10/22/2013 GEORGE J KENNEDY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: JOAN OLSON Colorado Registration #: 28078 1199 BANNOCK STREET , DENVER, COLORADO 80204 Phone #: (303) 813-1177 Fax #: (303) 813-1107 Attorney File #: 1269.22463 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2013-0662 First Publication: 12/19/2013 Last Publication: 1/16/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Parker NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0683 To Whom It May Concern: On 10/29/2013 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: CHRISTOPHER R MARTIN Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 2/1/2006 Recording Date of DOT: 2/7/2006

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PUBLIC NOTICE Parker NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0683 To Whom It May Concern: On 10/29/2013 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: CHRISTOPHER R MARTIN Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 2/1/2006 Recording Date of DOT: 2/7/2006 Reception No. of DOT: 2006010782 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $194,400.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $194,400.00 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay 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 19, COTTONWOOD SUBDIVISION FILING NO. 8, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 17163 Silver Mound Ln, Parker, CO 80134-8995

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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, February 19, 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: 12/26/2013 Last Publication: 1/23/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 10/30/2013 GEORGE J KENNEDY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: MONICA KADRMAS Colorado Registration #: 34904 1199 BANNOCK STREET , DENVER, COLORADO 80204 Phone #: (303) 813-1177 Fax #: (303) 813-1107 Attorney File #: 3030.00676 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2013-0683 First Publication: 12/26/2013 Last Publication: 1/23/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Parker NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0690 To Whom It May Concern: On 10/29/2013 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: JOSEPH GEORGSEN Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 12/31/2004 Recording Date of DOT: 1/4/2005 Reception No. of DOT: 2005001135 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $82,161.60 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $70,056.01 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: CONDOMINIUM RESIDENTIAL UNIT 30204, IRONSTONE CONDOMINIUMS AT STROH RANCH, ACCORDING TO THE CONDOMINIUM DECLARATION OF IRONSTONE CONDOMINIUMS AT STROH RANCH RECORDED MAY 6, 2004 AT RECEPTION NO. 2004046471 IN THE RECORDS OF THE CLERK AND RECORDER OF THE COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO AND AS FURTHER DEFINED AND DESCRIBED IN THE CONDOMINIUM PLAT FOR IRONSTONE CONDOMINIUMS AT STROH RANCH RECORDED APRIL 23, 2004 AT RECEPTION NO. 2004041009 AND AFFIDAVIT OF CORRECTION RECORDED MAY 6, 2004 AT RECEPTION NO. 2004046470 AND AFFIDAVIT OF CORRECTION RECORDED JULY 1, 2004 AT RECEPTION NO. 2004068379, AS AMENDED FROM TIME TO TIME, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 12924 Ironstone Way Apt 204, Parker, CO 801347139 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, February 19, 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: 12/26/2013 Last Publication: 1/23/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 10/30/2013 GEORGE J KENNEDY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is:

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, February 19, 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: 12/26/2013 Last Publication: 1/23/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 10/30/2013 GEORGE J KENNEDY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: CYNTHIA LOWERY-GRABER Colorado Registration #: 34145 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2201, DENVER, COLORADO 80202 Phone #: (303) 865-1400 Fax #: (303) 865-1410 Attorney File #: 13-06445 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/

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Legal Notice No.: 2013-0690 First Publication: 12/26/2013 Last Publication: 1/23/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Parker NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0702 To Whom It May Concern: On 11/5/2013 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: AMY YODER AND JACK YODER Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR PLUM CREEK FUNDING Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF THE CERTIFICATES, FIRST HORIZON MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES FHAMS 2005-FA11, BY FIRST HORIZON HOME LOANS, A DIVISION OF FIRST TENNESSEE BANK NATIONAL ASSOC Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 11/4/2005 Recording Date of DOT: 11/14/2005 Reception No. of DOT: 2005109383 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $346,400.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $324,882.72 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 27, BLOCK 1, BRADBURY RANCH FILING NO. 12B, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 16363 Prairie Farm Circle, 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, February 26, 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: 1/2/2014 Last Publication: 1/30/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 11/7/2013 GEORGE J KENNEDY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: JOAN OLSON Colorado Registration #: 28078 1199 BANNOCK STREET , DENVER, COLORADO 80204 Phone #: (303) 813-1177 Fax #: (303) 813-1107 Attorney File #: 9696.03539 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2013-0702 First Publication: 1/2/2014 Last Publication: 1/30/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Parker NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0706 To Whom It May Concern: On 11/7/2013 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: CHRISTOPHER S COLEMAN AND WENDY D COLEMAN Original Beneficiary: OPTION ONE MORTGAGE CORPORATION, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE MERRILL LYNCH MORTGAGE INVESTORS TRUST, MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-HE3 Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 6/23/2005 Recording Date of DOT: 6/28/2005 Reception No. of DOT: 2005058121 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $530,488.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $505,070.35 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 17, PINERY WEST FILING NO. 1-C, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO Which has the address of: 5885 Bridle Path Lane, Parker, CO 80134

Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 6/23/2005 Recording Date of DOT: 6/28/2005 Reception No. of DOT: 2005058121 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $530,488.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $505,070.35 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 17, PINERY WEST FILING NO. 1-C, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO Which has the address of: 5885 Bridle Path Lane, Parker, CO 80134

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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, February 26, 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: 1/2/2014 Last Publication: 1/30/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 11/8/2013 GEORGE J KENNEDY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: CYNTHIA LOWERY-GRABER Colorado Registration #: 34145 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2201, DENVER, COLORADO 80202 Phone #: (303) 865-1400 Fax #: (303) 865-1410 Attorney File #: 13-07173 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2013-0706 First Publication: 1/2/2014 Last Publication: 1/30/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Parker NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0716 To Whom It May Concern: On 11/14/2013 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: WILLIAM JERRY FOSTER AND LISA G FOSTER Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 11/9/2007 Recording Date of DOT: 11/30/2007 Reception No. of DOT: 2007093013 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $567,200.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $567,200.00 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay 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 12, THE PINERY FILING NO. 23B AS SET FORTH ON MAP RECORDED JULY 28, 1999 AT RECEPTION NO. 99066248, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 8440 Gopher Court, Parker, CO 80134-2741 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, March 5, 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: 1/9/2014 Last Publication: 2/6/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 11/14/2013 GEORGE J KENNEDY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: CYNTHIA LOWERY-GRABER Colorado Registration #: 34145 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2201, DENVER, COLORADO 80202 Phone #: (303) 865-1400 Fax #: (303) 865-1410 Attorney File #: 09-17578R *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2013-0716 First Publication: 1/9/2014 Last Publication: 2/6/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Parker NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0720 To Whom It May Concern: On 11/14/2013 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: JAMES A. ASHLEY AND SHARI L. ASHLEY Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR MORTGAGE DESIGN GROUP.COM Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 1/30/2006 Recording Date of DOT: 2/7/2006 Reception No. of DOT: 2006010906 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $180,000.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $161,398.47 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you


TRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR MORTGAGE DESIGN GROUP.COM Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 1/30/2006 Recording Date of DOT: 2/7/2006 Reception No. of DOT: 2006010906 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $180,000.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $161,398.47 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 21, BLOCK 3, HIDDEN RIVER SUBDIVISION FILING NO. 5, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO Which has the address of: 20566 Willowbend Lane, Parker, CO 80138

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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, March 5, 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: 1/9/2014 Last Publication: 2/6/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 11/14/2013 GEORGE J KENNEDY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: CYNTHIA LOWERY-GRABER Colorado Registration #: 34145 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2201, DENVER, COLORADO 80202 Phone #: (303) 865-1400 Fax #: (303) 865-1410 Attorney File #: 13-07112 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2013-0720 First Publication: 1/9/2014 Last Publication: 2/6/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Parker NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0723 To Whom It May Concern: On 11/15/2013 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: ANDREW W. FERGUSON AND LISA T. FERGUSON Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER, CHERRY CREEK MORTGAGE CO., INC. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 11/26/2002 Recording Date of DOT: 12/16/2002 Reception No. of DOT: 2002137230 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $242,400.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $203,998.71 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. 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 42 A, PARKER EAST UNIT 2, AMENDED, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 10190 East Kettledrum 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, March 5, 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: 1/9/2014 Last Publication: 2/6/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 11/18/2013 GEORGE J KENNEDY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: TONI DALE Colorado Registration #: 30580 355 UNION BOULEVARD SUITE 250, LAKEWOOD, COLORADO 80228 Phone #: (303) 274-0155 Fax #: (303) 274-0159 Attorney File #: 13-914-25475 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2013-0723 First Publication: 1/9/2014 Last Publication: 2/6/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Parker NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0725 To Whom It May Concern: On 11/15/2013 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: ROSCOE AUSTIN WORRELL, III Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR PLAZA HOME MORTGAGE, INC. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 10/7/2009 Recording Date of DOT: 10/28/2009 Reception No. of DOT: 2009081962 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $215,099.00

to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: ROSCOE AUSTIN WORRELL, III Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR PLAZA HOME MORTGAGE, INC. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 10/7/2009 Recording Date of DOT: 10/28/2009 Reception No. of DOT: 2009081962 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $215,099.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $213,482.03 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 56, BLOCK 1, CLARKE FARMS SUBDIVISION FILING NO. 2B, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 11360 Haswell Drive, Parker, CO 80134

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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, March 5, 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: 1/9/2014 Last Publication: 2/6/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 11/18/2013 GEORGE J KENNEDY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: CYNTHIA LOWERY-GRABER Colorado Registration #: 34145 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2201, DENVER, COLORADO 80202 Phone #: (303) 865-1400 Fax #: (303) 865-1410 Attorney File #: 13-07116 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2013-0725 First Publication: 1/9/2014 Last Publication: 2/6/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Parker NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0727 To Whom It May Concern: On 11/15/2013 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: SAM DAVID BAINES Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER, STONECREEK FUNDING CORPORATION Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 7/25/2005 Recording Date of DOT: 8/1/2005 Reception No. of DOT: 2005070976 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $255,000.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $255,000.00 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay monthly installments due Note Holder. 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 19, BLOCK 1, VILLAGES OF PARKER - FILING NO. 8B 1ST AMENDMENT, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO A.P.N. #: 650619305130 Which has the address of: 11186 Glenmoor Circle, 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, March 5, 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: 1/9/2014 Last Publication: 2/6/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 11/18/2013 GEORGE J KENNEDY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: HOLLY DECKER Colorado Registration #: 32647 355 UNION BOULEVARD SUITE 250, LAKEWOOD, COLORADO 80228 Phone #: (303) 274-0155 Fax #: (303) 274-0159 Attorney File #: 13-945-25476 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2013-0727 First Publication: 1/9/2014 Last Publication: 2/6/2014 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Parker NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0651 To Whom It May Concern: On 10/14/2013 the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. Original Grantor: JENNIFER WARN Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER, AMERICAN BROKERS CONDUIT Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 12/15/2006 Recording Date of DOT: 1/2/2007

the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relat24-Color ing to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. To Whom It May Concern: On 10/25/2013 Original Grantor: JENNIFER WARN Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECthe undersigned Public Trustee caused TRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, the Notice of Election and Demand relatINC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE ing to the Deed of Trust described below FOR LENDER, AMERICAN BROKERS to be recorded in Douglas County. CONDUIT Original Grantor: JULANE POWELL Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECCurrent Holder of Evidence of Debt: FEDTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, ERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIINC. ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE ATION FOR FRANKLIN AMERICAN MORTDate of Deed of Trust (DOT): 12/15/2006 GAGE COMPANY Recording Date of DOT: 1/2/2007 Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: Reception No. of DOT: 2007000302 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 11/19/2009 Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Recording Date of DOT: 11/23/2009 Debt: $327,080.00 Reception No. of DOT: 2009088769 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the DOT Recorded in Douglas County. date hereof: $336,703.13 Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you Debt: $150,618.00 are hereby notified that the covenants of Outstanding Principal Amount as of the the deed of trust have been violated as date hereof: $150,274.14 follows: Failure to pay monthly installPursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you ments due Note Holder. are hereby notified that the covenants of **MODIFIED BY LOAN MODIFICATION the deed of trust have been violated as AGREEMENT DATED 2/23/12 follows: Failure to pay principal and inTHE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE terest when due together with all other A FIRST LIEN. payments provided for in the Evidence of The property described herein is all of the Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and property encumbered by the lien of the other violations of the terms thereof. deed of trust. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE Legal Description of Real Property: A FIRST LIEN. LOT 4, BLOCK 3, COTTRELL FARMS, The property described herein is all of the 1ST AMENDMENT, COUNTY OF property encumbered by the lien of the DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO Which has the address of: 10371 Knolldeed of trust. side Drive, Parker, CO 80134 Legal Description of Real Property: Building 6 Condominium Unit 201, Creek NOTICE OF SALE Side at Parker Condominiums, according The current holder of the Evidence of Debt to the Condominium Map for Creek Side at Parker condominiums and as desecured by the Deed of Trust described scribed in the Declaration of Condominiherein, has filed written election and deum and of Easements, Covenants, Condimand for sale as provided by law and in tions and Restrictions of Creek Side at said Deed of Trust. Parker, recorded on October 21, 2003 at THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given Reception No. 2003152877, in the office that on the first possible sale date (unless of the Clerk & Recorder of Douglas the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. WedCounty, State of Colorado, and Connesday, February 5, 2014, at the Public dominium Map for Creek Side at Parker Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Condominiums recorded December 11, Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auc2003 at Reception No. 2003174763. Gartion to the highest and best bidder for age Building 8 Garage Unit 26, Creek cash, the said real property and all inSide at Parker Condominiums, according terest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs to the Condominium Map for Creek Side and assigns therein, for the purpose of at Parker Condominiums and as depaying the indebtedness provided in said scribed in the Declaration of CondominiEvidence of Debt secured by the Deed of um and of Easements, Covenants, CondiTrust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses tions and Restrictions of Creek Side at of sale and other items allowed by law, Parker recorded on October 21, 2003 at and will deliver to the purchaser a CertificReception No. 2003152877, in the office ate of Purchase, all as provided by law. of the Clerk & Recorder of Douglas First Publication: 12/12/2013 County, State of Colorado, and ConLast Publication: 1/9/2014 dominium Map for Creek Side at Parker Publisher: Douglas County News Press Condominiums recorded December 11, Dated: 10/16/2013 2003 at Reception No. 2003174763. GEORGE J KENNEDY County of Douglas, State of Colorado DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee Which has the address of: 10805 South The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the Twenty Mile Road #201, Parker, CO legal holder of the indebtedness is: 80134 HOLLY DECKER Colorado Registration #: 32647 NOTICE OF SALE 355 UNION BOULEVARD SUITE 250, The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described LAKEWOOD, COLORADO 80228 herein, has filed written election and dePhone #: (303) 274-0155 mand for sale as provided by law and in Fax #: (303) 274-0159 said Deed of Trust. Attorney File #: 13-914-25360 THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE that on the first possible sale date (unless SALE DATES on the Public Trustee webthe sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wedsite: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustnesday, February 12, 2014, at the Public ee/ Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public aucLegal Notice No.: 2013-0651 tion to the highest and best bidder for First Publication: 12/12/2013 cash, the said real property and all inLast Publication: 1/9/2014 terest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs Publisher: Douglas County News Press and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said PUBLIC NOTICE Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses Parker of sale and other items allowed by law, NOTICE OF SALE and will deliver to the purchaser a CertificPublic Trustee Sale No. 2013-0708 ate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 12/19/2013 To Whom It May Concern: On 11/12/2013 Last Publication: 1/16/2014 the undersigned Public Trustee caused Publisher: Douglas County News Press the Notice of Election and Demand relatDated: 10/30/2013 ing to the Deed of Trust described below GEORGE J KENNEDY to be recorded in Douglas County. DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee Original Grantor: ROBERT L HOLLOWAY The name, address and telephone numOriginal Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECbers of the attorney(s) representing the TRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, legal holder of the indebtedness is: INC. ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE MONICA KADRMAS FOR AIR ACADEMY FEDERAL CREDIT Colorado Registration #: 34904 UNION 1199 BANNOCK STREET , Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: DENVER, COLORADO 80204 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA Phone #: (303) 813-1177 Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 5/16/2005 Fax #: (303) 813-1107 Recording Date of DOT: 5/25/2005 Attorney File #: 9105.06233 Reception No. of DOT: 2005046421 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE DOT Recorded in Douglas County. SALE DATES on the Public Trustee webOriginal Principal Amount of Evidence of site: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustDebt: $216,568.00 ee/ Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $204,711.21 Legal Notice No.: 2013-0674 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you First Publication: 12/19/2013 are hereby notified that the covenants of Last Publication: 1/16/2014 the deed of trust have been violated as Publisher: Douglas County News Press 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. Public Notice The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the NOTICE OF PURCHASE OF REAL deed of trust. ESTATE AT TAX LIEN SALE AND Legal Description of Real Property: OF APPLICATION FOR ISSUANCE LOT 10, BLOCK 6, COUNTRY MEADOF TREASURER’S DEED OWS SUBDIVISION FILING NO. 1, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF To Every Person in Actual Possession or COLORADO. Occupancy of the hereinafter Described Which has the address of: 12544 Country Land, Lot or Premises, and to the Person Meadows Drive, Parker, CO 80134 in Whose Name the Same was Taxed or Specially Assessed, and to all Persons NOTICE OF SALE having an Interest or Title of Record in or The current holder of the Evidence of Debt to the said Premises and To Whom It May secured by the Deed of Trust described Concern, and more especially to: herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in OCCUPANT - Brandon Carter as Assistsaid Deed of Trust. ant Secretary c/o Federal National MortTHEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given gage Association, aka Fannie Mae – Fedthat on the first possible sale date (unless eral National Mortgage Association., aka the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. WedFannie Mae - Matthew Schlaepfer as an nesday, March 5, 2014, at the Public individual and as Attorney in Fact for PhilTrustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, Castle lip Schlaepfer - Matthew Schlaepfer Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public aucPhillip Schlaepfer - Phillip Schlaepfer and tion to the highest and best bidder for Matthew Schlaepfer - Phillip Schlaepfer cash, the said real property and all inby Matthew Schlaepfer as Attorney in Fact terest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs c/o Phillip Schlaepfer - Phillip Schlaepfer and assigns therein, for the purpose of by Matthew Schlaepfer as Attorney in Fact paying the indebtedness provided in said c/o Matthew Schlaepfer - Ralph Vomaske Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses You and each of you are hereby notified of sale and other items allowed by law, that on the 21st day of October 2010 the and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificthen County Treasurer of the County of ate of Purchase, all as provided by law. Douglas, in the State of Colorado, sold at First Publication: 1/9/2014 public tax lien sale to Ralph Vomaske the Last Publication: 2/6/2014 following described real estate situate in Publisher: Douglas County News Press the County of Douglas, State of Colorado, Dated: 11/12/2013 to wit: GEORGE J KENNEDY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee LOT 19 BLK 4 THE PINERY #4 0.35 The name, address and telephone numAM/L bers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: and said County Treasurer issued a certiJENNIFER H TRACHTE ficate of purchase therefore to Ralph VoColorado Registration #: 40391 maske. That said tax lien sale was made 1199 BANNOCK STREET , to satisfy the delinquent taxes assessed DENVER, COLORADO 80204 against said real estate for the year 2009; Phone #: (303) 813-1177 That said real estate was taxed or speFax #: (303) 813-1107 cially assessed in the name(s) of Phillip Attorney File #: 9104.00402 Schlaepfer for said year 2009. That a *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE Treasurer’s Deed will be issued for said SALE DATES on the Public Trustee webreal estate to the said Ralph Vomaske site: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustat1:00 o’clock P.M., on the 24th day of ee/ April 2014, unless the same has been redeemed. Said property may be redeemed Legal Notice No. 2013-0708 from said sale at any time prior to the acFirst Publication: 1/9/2014 tual execution of said Treasurer’s Deed. Last Publication: 2/6/2014 Witness my hand this 27th day of DecemPublisher: Douglas County News Press ber 2013. PUBLIC NOTICE /s/ Diane A. Holbert County Treasurer of Douglas County Parker NOTICE OF SALE Legal Notice No.: 924690 Public Trustee Sale No. 2013-0674 First Publication: January 9, 2014 Last Publication: January 23, 2014 To Whom It May Concern: On 10/25/2013 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relatPublic Notice ing to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Douglas County. The Parker Police Department currently Original Grantor: JULANE POWELL Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELEChas the following types of property which TRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, will be disposed of by the Town unless INC. ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE the owner thereof reclaims such property FOR FRANKLIN AMERICAN MORTin the manner provided for by law within GAGE COMPANY ten (10) days after the publication of this

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The Parker Police Department currently has the following types of property which will be disposed of by the Town unless the owner thereof reclaims such property in the manner provided for by law within ten (10) days after the publication of this notice: bicycles, sporting goods, landscaping, wallets, handbags, car keys, electronics, camera accessories, clothing, phones, tools, office supplies, bank/membership cards, jewelry, firearm accessories and documents. Please contact Parker Police Property and Evidence at 303.805.6779. Last date to view/claim property will be January 31th, 2014. Legal Notice No.: 924649 First Publication: January 2, 2014 Last Publication: January 16, 2014 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press Public Notice REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) #006-14 CHILD WELFARE LEGAL SERVICES The Department of Human Services of Douglas County Government, hereinafter referred to as the County, respectfully requests proposals from responsible and qualified attorneys or legal firms to provide legal services related to child welfare work that includes representation at court, administrative hearings, and possibly jury trials. Individuals or firms may reply, and must be prepared to begin working in February or March 2014. The initial agreement, issued as a result of this RFP, will be for calendar year 2014, beginning approximately February 24, 2014, to and including December 31, 2014. All proposed fees shall be firm and fixed for the initial contract period. The County shall have an option to renew this agreement for two (2) additional periods of one (1) year each, with the same terms and conditions. The renewal option is to be exercised no later than thirty (30) days prior to November 1, 2014. This agreement and/or extension to the original period of a subject agreement shall be contingent upon annual funding being appropriated, budgeted and otherwise made available for such purposes and subject to the County’s unanimous satisfaction with the services received during the preceding agreement period. The RFP documents may be reviewed and/or printed from the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System website at www.rockymountainbidsystem.com. RFP documents are not available for purchase from Douglas County Government and can only be accessed from the abovementioned website. Proposal responses will be received until 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 30, 2014 by Douglas County Government, Finance Department, Purchasing Division, 100 Third Street, Suite 130, Castle Rock, Colorado 80104. The copies of your proposal response shall be submitted in a sealed envelope, plainly marked “Request for Proposal (RFP) #006-14, Child Welfare Legal Services” and mailed or hand-carried to the address shown above prior to the due date and time. Electronic/faxed proposals will not be accepted. Proposals will not be considered which are received after the time stated, and any proposals so received will be returned unopened. Douglas County Government reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, to waive formalities, informalities, or irregularities contained in a said proposal and furthermore, to award a contract for items herein, either in whole or in part, if it is deemed to be in the best interest of the County to do so. Additionally, we reserve the right to negotiate optional items and/or services with the successful firm. Please direct any questions concerning this RFP to Carolyn Riggs, Purchasing Supervisor at 303-660-7434 or criggs@douglas.co.us, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Legal Notice No.: 924693 First publication: January 9, 2014 Last publication: January 9, 2014 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press Public Notice INVITATION FOR BID (IFB) NO. 003-14 BAYOU GULCH OPEN SPACE PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE PROJECT The Division of Open Space and Natural Resources of Douglas County Government, hereinafter referred to as the County, respectfully requests bids from responsible and qualified firms for the provision of the installation of a bridge over Cherry Creek for the Bayou Gulch trail connector, as specified. The IFB documents may be reviewed and/or printed from the Rocky Mountain EPurchasing System website at www.rockymountainbidsystem.com. IFB documents are not available for purchase from Douglas County Government and can only be accessed from the above-mentioned website. While the IFB documents are available electronically, Douglas County cannot accept electronic bid responses. ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2014 @ 1:30 PM THERE WILL BE A MANDATORY PRE-BID MEETING RELATED TO THIS PROJECT. THE MANDATORY PRE-BID MEETING WILL ALLOW ALL INTERESTED PARTIES THE OPPORTUNITY TO VIEW THE JOB SITE AND DISCUSS THE PROJECT DETAILS. THE MANDATORY PRE-BID MEETING WILL BE HELD AT BAYOU GULCH REGIONAL PARK (PASSIVE AREA), 4728 FOX SPARROW ROAD, PARKER, COLORADO 80134. Three (3) copies of the bid response shall be submitted in a sealed envelope plainly marked “IFB No. 003-14, Bayou Gulch Open Space Pedestrian Bridge Project” and mailed or hand-carried to the address shown above prior to the due date and time. Electronic and/or faxed bid responses will not be accepted. Bids will be received until 11:00 am, on Thursday, January 30, 2014 by the Douglas County Finance Department, 100 Third Street, Suite 130, Castle Rock, Colorado 80104. Bids will not be considered which are received after the time stated, and any bids so received will be returned unopened. Douglas County Government reserves the right to reject any and all bids, to waive formalities, informalities, or irregularities contained in a said bid and furthermore, to award a contract for items herein, either in whole or in part, if it is deemed to be in the best interest of the County to do so. Additionally, we reserve the right to negotiate optional items/services with the successful bidder. Please direct any questions concerning this IFB to Carolyn Riggs, Purchasing Supervisor, 303-660-7434, criggs@douglas.co.us, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. 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Please direct any questions concerning this IFB to Carolyn Riggs, Purchasing Supervisor, 303-660-7434, criggs@douglas.co.us, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

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Legal Notice No.: 924696 First Publication: January 9, 2014 Last Publication: January 9, 2014 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press Public Notice REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ) NO. 002-14 LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES The Division of Parks, Trails, and Building Grounds of the Community Development Department of Douglas County Government, hereinafter referred to as the County, respectfully requests responses from responsible and qualified individuals/firms to assist the County, on an as-needed basis, for professional services related to landscape architectural services. Individual projects/services will be discussed, negotiated, and issued as required throughout the 2014 calendar year. The goal of the County, through this RFQ, is to assemble a list of several qualified individuals/firms that can be utilized, as needed. The agreement(s) with the individuals/firms, as a result of this RFQ, shall be considered Blanket Purchase Agreements. The Blanket Purchase Agreement authorizes, but does not obligate, the County to utilize any minimum or maximum, dollar amount or quantity of services from any specific individual or firm. The RFQ documents may be reviewed and/or printed from the Rocky Mountain EPurchasing System website at www.rockymountainbidsystem.com. The RFQ documents are not available for purchase from Douglas County Government and can only be accessed from the above-mentioned website. RFQ responses will be received until 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 6, 2014 by Douglas County Government, Finance Department, Purchasing Division, 100 Third Street, Suite 130, Castle Rock, Colorado 80104. Three (3) copies of your RFQ response shall be submitted in a sealed envelope, plainly marked “RFQ No. 002-14, Landscape Architectural Services” and mailed or hand-carried to the address shown above prior to the due date and time. Electronic/faxed responses will not be accepted. RFQ responses will not be considered which are received after the time stated, and any responses so received will be returned unopened. Douglas County Government reserves the right to reject any and all responses, to waive formalities, informalities, or irregularities contained in a said response 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 RFQ to Carolyn Riggs, Purchasing Supervisor at 303-660-7434 or criggs@douglas.co.us, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Legal Notice No.: 924697 First Publication: January 9, 2014 Last Publication: January 9, 2014 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press Public Notice REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) #004-14 ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN SERVICES FOR THE DOUGLAS COUNTY FLEET SERVICES VEHICLE MAINTENANCE FACILITY PROJECT The Department of Facilities, Fleet & Emergency Support Services of Douglas County Government, hereinafter referred to as the County, respectfully requests proposals from responsible and qualified firms for the provision of Architectural Design Services related to the Douglas County Fleet Services Vehicle Maintenance Facility project at 3030 North Industrial Way, Castle Rock, Colorado 80109. ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2014 @ 10:00 A.M., THERE WILL BE A MANDATORY SITE VISIT RELATED TO THIS PROJECT. THE MANDATORY SITE VISIT WILL ALLOW ALL POTENTIAL RESPONDENTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO VIEW THE WORK SITE AND DISCUSS THE PROJECT DETAILS. THE MANDATORY SITE VISIT WILL BEGIN AT THE DOUGLAS COUNTY FLEET SERVICES BUILDING, 3030 NORTH INDUSTRIAL WAY, CASTLE ROCK, COLORADO 80109. PLEASE CALL 303-6607445 FOR DIRECTIONS, IF NEEDED. ONLY THOSE PROSPECTIVE FIRMS THAT ATTEND THE MANDATORY SITE VISIT WILL BE ALLOWED TO SUBMIT AN RFP RESPONSE ON THIS PROJECT. 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 Wednesday, January 29, 2014 by Douglas County Government, Finance Department, Purchasing Division, 100 Third Street, Suite 130, Castle Rock, Colorado 80104. The copies of your proposal response shall be submitted in a sealed envelope, plainly marked “Request for Proposal (RFP) #004-14, Architectural Design Services, Fleet Services” and mailed or hand-carried to the address shown above prior to the due date and time. Electronic/faxed proposals will not be accepted. Proposals will not be considered which are received after the time stated, and any proposals so received will be returned unopened. Douglas County Government reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, to waive formalities, informalities, or irregularities contained in a said proposal and furthermore, to award a contract for items herein, either in whole or in part, if it is deemed to be in the best interest of the County to do so. Additionally, we reserve the right to negotiate optional items and/or services with the successful firm. Please direct any questions concerning this RFP to Carolyn Riggs, Purchasing Supervisor at 303-660-7434 or criggs@douglas.co.us, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Legal Notice No.: 924698 First Publication: January 9, 2014 Last Publication: January 9, 2014 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press


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GARAGE & ESTATE SALES Estate Sales ESTATE/MOVING SALE: Very nice 6 piece King Bdrm set, 3 sofas, Drop Leaf table, Dry sink, chairs, misc furn, Lots of kitchen items, Refrigerator,books, artwork, deco items, jewelry, men & womens Schwinn bikes, misc. FRI & SAT 1/10 & 1/11, 8am-3pm 23140 E. York Ave, Parker. 303-420-2900 or www.peoplehelpersltd.com Golden Thursday & Fri 9am-4pm Sat 9am-2pm 13551 W 43rd Dr Golden I-70 & Youngfield We have moved two nice estates to our warehouse for this sale. Antiques, collectables, retro, tools (lots of Snap-on) Antique Dolols/ Toys, Horse Tack, Hopi Kachinas Western Art, and lots more. Visit www.nostalgia-plus.com for photos & map reasonable prices both days cash or credit cards accepted.

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The Arvada Chorale gives voice to classical and popular music! For more than 35 years, the Chorale has presented performances of Jazz, Broadway, Latin, Celtic, and Holiday music! The Arvada Chorale is holding auditions in January for our March 2014 “Made in America” concert. All vocal parts needed. Be among the first to audition with our new artistic director, Steven Burchard. The process is easy! Just email info@arvadachorale.org or call 720-432-9341 to schedule an audition. For more information regarding the January auditions, please see our website. Thank you! www.arvadachorale.org

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Savio House needs foster parents to provide temporary care for troubled teens ages 12-18. Training, 24 hour support and $1900/month provided. Must complete precertification training and pass a criminal and motor vehicle background check. Call Michelle 303-225-4073 or visit saviohouse.org.

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