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Family dedicates sign to daughter killed in collision Ed and Denise Hill dedicate a sign on Crowfoot Valley Road for Amanda Hill BY NICK PUCKETT NPUCKETT@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM
Ed and Denise Hill lost their daughter, Amanda, last year in a head-on collision caused by an impaired driver. That driver is in jail, but the Hills believe more should be done to bring awareness to safe driving and to convict those responsible. A blue sign has been placed on the southbound side of Crowfoot Valley Road near Sapphire Pointe, the site where Amanda Hill, of Littleton, was killed June 5, 2018. The sign reads “Please Drive Safely in memory of Amanda Hill.” “We miss her every day,” Denise Hill said. “This sign, we hope, is a reminder to people of the beautiful life that was lost, and please drive safe. Please don’t drive impaired. It was an impaired driver on a beautiful day that caused this crash.” The Hills released doves during the ceremony in Amanda’s memory. Amanda, 24, was a vet tech who graduated from the Bel-Rea Institute. She attended Legend and Castle View high schools.
A sign dedicated to Amanda Elizabeth Hill sits on Crowfoot Valley Road near Sapphire Pointe outside of Castle Rock, the site of a deadly head-on collision that killed Hill caused by an impaired driver. Hill’s parents, Ed and Denise, dedicated the sign to promote safe driving and avoiding driving while impaired. “The vet tech and animal world lost a true spokesperson,” Ed Hill said. On June 5, Francisco Avila Sanchez, of Castle Rock, drove northbound into oncoming traffic on Crowfoot Valley Road between Castle Rock and Parker. Sanchez, later proven to be high on marijuana at the time, caused a five-car crash that killed Amanda Hill. Amanda was driving to a doctor’s
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Ed Hill, with the help of two Douglas County Sheriff’s Office deputies, releases doves in memory of Amanda during the dedication ceremony Sept. 27. PHOTOS BY NICK PUCKETT appointment from her parents’ house in Parker. Sanchez was convicted in May of vehicular homicide and driving while impaired, and was sentenced to eight years in prison. Ed and Denise were joined by their nephew, Eric, who lives in Parker. Eighteenth Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler and Deputy DA Dan Warhola spoke about the need for laws that can convict someone under an
“impaired” designation of vehicular homicide. “I wish there was more we could have done to get justice for Amanda,” Warhola said. “Impaired driving is senseless.” Ed Hill agreed. “There’s got to be a deterrent, or it’s going to continue,” Ed Hill said. “It’s not necessary. So, please, do not get behind the wheel impaired. It’s not needed.”
My Mainstreet Project receives excellence award Communications, marketing association recognizes effort of Partnering for Parker’s Progress STAFF REPORT
A community effort to encourage the right growth in the right places in downtown Parker has been recognized for its visioning and branding. According to a news release, the My Mainstreet Project by Partnering for Parker’s Progress won the Silver Circle Award for Community Visioning and Branding from 3CMA (CityCounty Communications & Marketing Association). The award recognizes programs that promote “deliberations among diverse community interests in order to guide a community decision on future direction and vision,” the release said. The goal of the My Mainstreet
Project was for P3 to partner with town residents, business owners and developers to define what the community wanted to see developed on four sites in downtown Parker and what was feasible for the private market to develop. In 2018, P3 engaged Parker residents online through surveys on Let’s Talk Parker and social media outreach, as well as through multiple in-person events, after which the findings were shared with the community through electronic newsletters and social media. These interactions helped shape the downtown vision for Parker and, at the end of the project, P3 was armed with a set of guidelines for developing four sites in downtown Parker to guide future investment in the space. 3CMA is a national association of local government communicators. The 3CMA Savvy Awards had more than 900 award submissions this year, and the top three in each category were recognized. This is the first award for Parker from 3CMA.
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Council voices support for ‘significant’ excise tax Proposed tax on new residential development will be decided by voters on Nov. 5 BY NICK PUCKETT NPUCKETT@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM
The Parker Town Council threw its collective support behind what would be a “significant” development excise tax increase, according to town officials, if approved by voters Nov. 5. Council voted unanimously for a resolution supporting the excise tax initiative at its Sept. 16 meeting. The tax would be imposed on residential developers who could transmit the tax onto a home price. The new excise tax would not affect current homeowners. The excise tax fund provides a revenue stream for capital projects related to growth, such as streets, parks and recreation, law enforcement and public safety service and administrative facilities for the town. “This is truly when a tax isn’t a tax,” said Councilmember Jeff Toborg. “This makes growth pay for itself in the residential area while attracting much-needed commercial growth so the town, which is reliant on sales tax revenue, can be improved.”
If Parker voters approve the amended residential development excise tax, that would, in turn, end a two-year lawsuit between the town’s urban renewal authority and South Metro Fire Rescue. The original excise tax was written in 1999, and council said it did not keep up with the Construction Cost Index since then. The excise tax put in place in 1999 increases each year consistent with inflation. The town responded via email to questions from Colorado Community Media about the need for a new excise tax: “Parker is experiencing significant issues related to growth in residential development,” wrote Danette Robberson, assistant to the town manager, “creating an immediate need for an increase to the excise tax. The referendum would increase the current excise tax rate paid by developers and builders to a level that is more appropriate to cover their share of residential growth and development. This would relieve some of the burden from the general fund, thereby reducing the likelihood that Town services would be reduced or eliminated.” The Town of Parker and Partnering for Parker’s Progress, among others, reached an agreement with South Metro Fire Rescue in July to include an amended excise tax referemdum — the one council supports — on the November ballot that
would, if passed, go partially toward South Metro’s future services as the town grows. The agreement was made as part of a settlement in a lawsuit South Metro had filed two years ago against the town, alleging the town’s urban renewal authority, Parker Authority for Reinvestment (which has since changed its name to Partnering for Parker’s Progress, or P3) had diverted funds that should have gone to the fire district to other redevelopment projects. South Metro had claimed PAR withheld $322,000 in property tax revenues that should have gone to South Metro — $16 million over the lifespan of P3. Town officials stated the excise tax referendum would have been proposed regardless of the South Metro Fire Rescue litigation and that the town had been conducting its own impact fee study prior to the lawsuit. If the referendum passes, litigation between the two will end. If it fails, litigation will continue. The new excise tax rates were determined following a year-long study conducted by TischlerBise, a firm specializing in fiscal sustainability for local governments. The rates were calculated through a review of the town’s existing and future financial position in relation to expenditure of public funds of new growth and development, according to Robberson.
If passed, the excise tax on new residential development would be as follows: • Single-family: $10,178 (from $3,500) • Attached dwelling: $6,337 (from $2,700) • Dwelling unit within an apartment building: $5,567 (from $2,400) The amount of the public safety service component to be paid to South Metro per housing unit, if passed, is as follows: • Single-family dwelling: $583 • Attached dwelling: $376 • Dwelling unit within an apartment building: $338 • Attached dwelling: $376 • Dwelling unit within an apartment building: $338 The original excise tax in Parker was established following the 1999 election. At the time, the town was experiencing rapid growth, as it is now, and needed to help fund the facilities that come with that growth, according to the town’s municipal code. An excise tax was imposed on new residential development only. The new residential development excise tax is not contingent on the property’s value, but rather on the type of housing unit, like an apartment building and attached and detached housing. “In my opinion,” said Councilmember Joshua Rivero, “this is growth paying for growth.”
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Court meets classroom at Ponderosa High School Students at Parker school listen to appeals in local cases
Stuart Anderson answers questions from Ponderosa High School students about starting a career in law during a break at the Courts in Community event Oct. 2.
BY NICK PUCKETT NPUCKETT@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM
Ponderosa High School students caught a glimpse inside local court cases heard by three judges from the Colorado Court of Appeals when the court visited the school Oct. 2. Ponderosa hosted Colorado appellate judges and attorneys representing the plaintiffs and defendants for two court hearings of local significance. The event was part of Courts in the Community, a day dedicated to educating students about the trial process. A crowd of 200 students and community members listened to each side give their argument. Afterward, students asked the attorneys questions about their law careers and advice for becoming a lawyer. Sophomore Jackson Engels said he learned a lot about the process and, he mentioned lightheartedly, you had to stand up when the judges enter or leave the “chambers” — which in this case was the Ponderosa auditorium. “I’ve been looking forward to this for a while. I’ve never actually been in a real courtroom before,” Engels said. Judges John Daniel Dailey, Jaclyn
K.C. Brown and David J. Richman, from the Colorado Court of Appeals, heard a civil and criminal case, in front of a crowd of high school students and some community members. The nature of the first case, Ironstone Condominiums v. Town of Parker, was a dispute between what is defined as a “public road” versus a “private drive.” The Parker Planning Commission had approved an apartment development in Stroh Ranch from Dominium, a developer. Dominium wanted to use Ironstone Way for access to the new development. Ironstone Way currently serves members of the Ironstone Condominiums.
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The planning commission approved this use. Members of the Ironstone Condominiums HOA requested the decision be reviewed, citing concerns of high traffic volume and parking concerns along Ironstone Way, which connects J. Morgan Boulevard with Stroh Ranch Court. “I live in this area. I think the outcome of these cases is important to me,” Engels said. “The building in the area might affect home prices.” The second case involved a man, Jessie Medina Jr., who was convicted of felony drug possession charges and argued he was unfairly tried. Medina overdosed on pills and was charged with possession of methamphetamine when hospital staff discovered meth in his pocket as he was
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being treated. Medina argued he was immune from prosecution because he had reported he overdosed. Judges will likely issue opinions on each case within a few weeks of the hearing, according to a Douglas County School District spokesperson. Junior Noelle Lopez is a member of the school’s mock trial club and is taking AP U.S. history. Students were able to read the facts of the case and the arguments from both sides and research both cases prior to attending the hearings to form their own collective opinion on the cases. Lopez said that even though she did her best to learn as much about the cases beforehand, some points in the trial were difficult to follow along once attorneys began introducing different municipal code and ordinance numbers to support their case. “I was a little lost at some points,” Lopez conceded, “but it was pretty cool.” Lopez said she doesn’t want to study law when she graduates and wants to become a nurse. Mock trial helps her with her communication skills, she said. She hopes to be an attorney this year for the mock trial club. From the hearings Oct. 2, Lopez said she learned more about what to do during a case. “Doing mock trial helped with my communication skills, but I think it’s a great club to take away from,” Lopez said. “It shows you have to think quick on your feet, especially with the responses from the judges — it was interesting to see.”
Douglas County drivers who are seen running a red light during the month of October will automatically receive a $111 ticket and a violation on their driver’s license. This is the first year the Douglas County Sheriff ’s Office has implemented the month-long policy, said a spokesperson from the office. “We have seen an increase nationally in traffic fatalities as the result of violators running red lights,” spokesperson Cocha Heyden said in an email. The agency also began the policy as a response to complaints from citizens about aggressive driving, speeding and red-light violations. “We have seen these violations in so many Douglas County intersections, and the violations are not even
subtle,” said a statement from Steve Johnson, the sheriff ’s office’s chief deputy for law enforcement. Zero tolerance means that if a deputy stops a car for a red-light violation, the driver will automatically receive a citation stating “failed to obey traffic control signal,” Heyden said. “Normally, the deputy has the discretion to issue a citation or give a verbal warning,” she said. For yellow lights, as long as the driver has passed the stop line while the light is still yellow, they aren’t likely to be cited, she said. “The issue comes up when the driver sees the light turn yellow and then speeds up to try to make it and ends up running the red,” she said. “They are so focused on beating the light they do not pay attention to anything else around them (like) other drivers, pedestrians or cyclists.” The citation will include a fourpoint violation on the person’s driver’s license. If a driver gets enough points, their license can be suspended or revoked, Heyden said.
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Transportation plan predicts growth patterns in Douglas County Maps lay out forecast of increases in households and jobs BY ELLIOTT WENZLER EWENZLER@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM
In order to create the 2040 transportation master plan, Douglas County staff analyzed trends in household and job growth in the county. Maps displaying this data tell the possible story of the next 20 years, including which areas will likely expand and which will probably remain stagnant. In many ways, the job and household growth maps are very similar. In both maps, the west and southwest sections of the county are expected to have “low growth,” which means an increase in employees and households of less than 500, according to the map. Much of the central and southeast parts of the county expect little to no change in job and household growth. The areas that are projected to have increases of more than 500 in homes and jobs, labeled as “high growth,” are in the Castle Rock, Larkspur, Highlands Ranch and Lone Tree areas. In
HOW TO LEARN MORE ABOUT PROJECTED GROWTH Anyone interested in learning more detailed information about what level of growth their community is projected to experience can email Douglas County at 2040TMP@douglas. co.us. some of these municipalities and areas, there are sections of high growth surrounded by areas of little to no growth and vice-versa. Some differences between the projected growth of jobs and households can be seen as well. While the amount of homes near Franktown is expected to experience high growth, jobs are not. The same is true for the northeast corner of the county. Over 500 new jobs are expected between Sedalia and Castle Pines but the same growth is not expected for homes. Pedestrian and bike paths The transportation plan also details bicycle lane and pedestrian walkway improvements for the next 20 years. For the 2021 to 2030 plan, there are eight planned projects, including trail construction by U.S. 85 between Castle Rock Parkway and Sedalia and along the Parker area’s Mainstreet between Chambers Road and Jordan Road. It also outlines improvements to the bicycle lane on Havana Street between
RidgeGate Parkway and Lincoln Avenue. Two other trails planned are on U.S. 85 between C-470 and Highlands Ranch Parkway and parallel with the railroad between the Castle Rock area’s Plum Creek Parkway and the Columbine Open Space and Trail. There are 10 additional bicycle/ pedestrian projects planned to be completed by 2040, including five new trails. One trail will be built to connect the Town of Castle Rock and Castlewood Canyon State Park. Two more trails are planned to be built along U.S. 85 with one running between Highlands Ranch Parkway and Sedalia and another going from Sedalia to the Castle Rock area’s Meadows Parkway. Other trails will be constructed on Daniels Park Road between U.S. 85 and Castle Pines Parkway and another connecting the Castle Rock area’s Plum Creek Trail and the Sterling Ranch Trail in the subdivision of that name.
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School board candidates differ on arming of teachers, staff After school shooting, security is top of mind for board hopefuls BY JESSICA GIBBS JGIBBS@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM
As the Nov. 5 election draws near, three candidates running in the Douglas County School Board election have taken a strong stance against the prospect of arming teachers and staff in local schools, while three others say they are open to discussing it. The different approaches to security come amid a school year that kicked off with debate over armed-staff policies after a local charter school began a program allowing some employees to carry firearms. Near the end of last school year, in May, a shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch thrust the community into conversations about school safety. One student died and eight others were injured during the incident. The following is a look at the six candidates’ views on
arming teachers and staff at schools in the county. District F Candidate Kory Nelson said arming teachers is not a priority for him but he’s open to discussing it for Douglas County schools. His opponent, incumbent and board President David Ray, stands staunchly opposed. Nelson stressed he’s more focused on bolstering the school resource officer program in Douglas County than he is exploring an armed-staff policy. But he’d be open to considering the issue as a board member if it’s of interest to the community. He doesn’t believe the majority of teachers want to carry firearms at school — his parents were teachers in Nebraska and his wife teaches in the district — but he’s not sure how the broader community feels on the topic. Nelson said armed teachers and staff is not a conversation the sitting school board has allowed to take place. “Do I think it’s the right decision, or the wrong decision?
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More than $70,000 donated to school board campaigns so far Candidates offer support for one another as Election Day draws near BY JESSICA GIBBS JGIBBS@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM
Although candidates are distancing themselves from the term “slate” — which has been a popular approach to running for school board in recent elections — three candidates for the Douglas County School Meek Board have referred to themselves as “a team,” and the remaining three say they have similar ideas but are running individually. And as the six candidates enter the home stretch to Election Day, Nov. 5, campaign contributions are shedding Hanson light on how the nonpartisan races for the unpaid posts are shaping up. Incumbent David Ray, former Douglas County School District employee Susan Meek and former attorney and school volunteer Elizabeth Hanson have pooled resources to Ray
support one another in the election, Meek said, forming what Hanson characterized as a “team.” Lawyer Kory Nelson has publicly supported commercial pilot Andy Jones and says Franceen Thompson, a former STEM School Highlands Ranch parent, would bring good perspective to the board. Jones said the three candidates know each other but not well. Nelson and Ray are facing off in District F, Hanson and Thompson in District C, and Meek and Jones are running in District A. So far this election season, more than $72,600 Jones has poured into the school board campaigns. That’s nearly as much as the $77,325 total for the 2015 election, the last time six candidates ran for school board. In 2015, candidates spent nearly as much as they raised, putting Thompson $74,613 toward the election. Expenditures in 2019 surpassed $17,000 as of the last reporting period in September, but candidates have roughly one month left to ramp up spending before the election. Among individual candidates, Hanson leads the Nelson pack in the most mon-
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The following are campaign contributions and expenditures for each of the six candidates in the Nov. 5 Douglas County School Board races. Figures are according to the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office and are as of the Sept. 30 filing deadline.
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District A Andy Jones — Contributions: $14,022; expenditures: $4,575 Susan Meek —Contributions: $14,185; expenditures: $820 District C Elizabeth Hanson — Contributions: $16,817; expenditures: $1,684 Franceen Thompson — Contributions: $6,912; expenditures: $2,237 District F Kory Nelson — Contributions: $6,329; expenditures: $7,229; loans: $1,990 David Ray — Contributions: $14,432; expenditures: $505 etary contributions, collecting $16,817 as of the Sept. 30 reporting period. Ray has raised $14,432, while Meek has $14,185 in contributions. Among candidates not on the Ray, Meek and Hanson team, Jones secured the most contributions with $14,022.16. Thompson has earned $6,912.00 while Nelson’s contributions came in at $6,328.90. The bulk of contributions to candidates are from people or businesses local to Douglas County. Jones, an airline pilot, received a number of
out-of-state contributions, many from individuals who listed their occupations as “pilot” or for airlines including United, American Airlines and Delta. Republicans holding local and state offices have contributed to Nelson, Jones and Thompson. University of Colorado Regent Heidi Ganahl donated to Nelson. Douglas County officials, including Treasurer David Gill, Coroner Jill Romann and Commissioner Lora Thomas, contributed to Thompson. State Rep. Kim Ransom donated to Thompson, Jones and Nelson. The local group Douglas County Parents, which is registered with the state as a political committee, has made non-monetary contributions to Ray, Meek and Hanson, whom they’ve endorsed. The group has donated more than $1,000 in items like Tshirts and yard signs to each of them. Education leaders, including current school board members, donated to Ray, Meek and Hanson, as well as individuals from neighboring school districts. Ray is the only incumbent to seek re-election. The election will decide if he will keep his seat and will determine who will fill the seats of outgoing directors Wendy Vogel and Anne-Marie Lemieux, who are not running for second four-year terms.
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That’s not my priority. I’m willing to listen,” Nelson said. “I don’t know what our parents think because they haven’t been heard from.” Ray opposes arming staff in Douglas County public schools. Ray was traveling outside the U.S. at the time of the reporting of this article and answered questions via email. He said the responsibility to provide safe schools goes beyond school staff, and also includes first responders, fire departments, mental health providers and law enforcement agencies. “None of these agencies recommend arming staff, other than those that are trained and hired for the specific purpose of security,” Ray said. “Given that they are the experts in these areas, I support their recommendations.” He believes the district has “cohesive relationships” with the sheriff ’s office and municipalities and said, “we take their lead in recommending safety practices for the public and community.” Ray said he “might feel differently” about armed staff in areas where law enforcement coverage is sparse, but he does not support such a policy in Douglas County. Nelson said he opposes state-mandated gun-free zones because rural schools may have less law enforcement coverage and should be allowed to decide at the district level whether or not to arm staff. District C Candidate Franceen Thompson, parent of a former STEM School student, is open-minded toward arming teachers. Thompson said via email that children’s safety is too important to “allow irrational politics to take any option off the table without thorough consideration.” Thompson’s daughter was a senior at STEM at the time of the May 7 shooting that left senior Kendrick Castillo dead.
“I believe all security options must be on the table, including allowing certain staff who are willing and properly trained — and in cooperation with law enforcement — to be armed,” Thompson said.
When speaking with Colorado Communtiy Media by phone, Thompson said experiencing the STEM tragedy is why she chose to run but she’s always supported considering all secruity options.
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Ballots for the Nov. 5 election will soon be mailed out. Douglas County residents who plan to vote need to make sure they’re registered and ready. Registered voters in Douglas County can expect their ballots to arrive in the mail by mid-October. Residents who have not received a ballot by then are asked to call the Douglas County elections staff at 303-660-7444 or stop by a voter service and polling center for help. Once ballots are complete, voters may drop them off at a ballot dropoff site starting Oct. 15, or mail them back. Douglas County has 11 ballot dropoff sites, 10 of which are open 24 hours. Those who wish to vote in person can stop by one of the voter service and polling centers. These centers are open beginning Oct. 28.
Ballots must be received by 7 p.m. Election Day. Voters who are in line at a designated dropoff site or polling center will be allowed to turn in their ballots. Mail ballots early to ensure they are received by Election Day. To receive a ballot, residents must be registered to vote. In addition, those who have moved since they last voted should check their address since ballots are mailed to the address on file. Residents are able to register to vote, check voter registration status, update their mailing address or affiliate with a party at DouglasVotes.com. Voters who have questions can call or stop by the Douglas County Elections Office, 125 Stephanie Place, Castle Rock, any weekday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Douglas County Voter Service and Polling Centers also will be open to provide assistance starting Oct. 28.
Polling centers will be equiped to help residents register to vote, update their voter registration, replace a ballot, vote in person, drop off a ballot and used an ADA accessible voting machine. In addition to being open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day, these centers will be open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., through Nov. 4. Saturday hours are offered Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Voter Service and Polling Centers • CSU Extension Ofﬁce, 410 Fairgrounds Road, Castle Rock • Highlands Ranch Sheriff ’s Substation, 9250 Zotos Drive, Highlands Ranch • Lone Tree Motor Vehicle, Park Meadows, 9350 Heritage Hills Circle, Lone Tree • Parker Town Hall, 20120 E. Mainstreet, Parker
Thompson’s position on the matter became the “tipping point” that Elizabeth Hanson, her opponent, said pushed her to run. Hanson said she chose to run mostly in hopes of improving the district’s employee retention and work culture. She has a background in labor and employment law. But arming teachers is an issue Hanson said she’s passionate about addressing. She’s firmly against armed staff “under any circumstance,” she said, and as she considered a run, learning Thompson is open to the idea of arming teachers and staff helped sway her toward adding her name to the ballot. She called arming teachers and staff reckless, dangerous and “a misguided effort to keep our children safe.” “There’s just such an element of potential human error,” Hanson said. District A When asked if he supports arming teachers and staff at local schools, candidate Andy Jones said he’ll work with various stakeholders to evaluate school security practices. Jones was traveling outside the U.S. at the time of this article and answered questions via email. “If I am fortunate enough to be elected to this school board, I look forward to working with my fellow board members and listening to staff, experts, the community and law enforcement to determine the best ways to keep each of our kids in every one of our schools safe,” he said. Jones’ opponent, Susan Meek, supports current district policy, which says the only people who can carry firearms at school are those hired specifically for security. She opposes allowing teachers and staff to carry firearms at school or school functions. Meek, who ran for school board in 2011 and worked as a spokeswoman for the Douglas County School District from 2009-11, said school safety is a key issue in this election and top of mind for those running. “I think it’s extremely important for all the candidates,” she said. “I’ve heard all candidates talking about it.”
BALLOT DROPOFF LOCATIONS • Castle Pines Library, 360 Village Square Lane, Castle Pines • Douglas County Elections Oﬃce, 125 Stephanie Place, Castle Rock • Douglas County Oﬃce, Philip S. Miller Buildling, 100 Third St., Castle Rock (walkup location) • Douglas County Events Center, 500 Fairgrounds Road, Castle Rock (walk-up location) • Highlands Ranch Motor Vehicle oﬃce, 2223 W. Wildcat Reserve Parkway, Highlands Ranch • Highlands Ranch Sheriﬀ’s Substation, 9250 Zotos Drive, Highlands Ranch • Larkspur Town Hall, 8720 Spruce Mountain Road, Larkspur • Lone Tree Motor Vehicle oﬃce, Park Meadows Center, 9350 Heritage Hills Circle • Parker Police Department, 18600 Lincoln Meadows Parkway, Parker • Parker Town Hall, 20120 E. Mainstreet, Parker • Roxborough Library, 8357 N. Rampart Range Road, Suite 200
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RTD maps future amid declining ridership Transit agency announces launch of effort to collect input from public BY NICK PUCKETT NPUCKETT@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM
The Regional Transportation District has launched an outreach program to put a long-term plan in place for changes in transportation demands in the Denver area. Reimagine RTD is a project aimed toward creating a vision for the transportation district as ridership is in decline. Ridership has declined from 103.4 million annual boardings in 2015 to 97.6 million annual boardings in 2018, despite RTD’s total operating budget increasing by more than 44% in that time frame, according to statistics found on RTD’s website, rtddenver.com. “The landscape is changing, and we need to change along with it,” said RTD CEO Dave Genova. “We know we have a big role to play in that, and how we integrate with other options.” RTD will collect feedback from the public and consider expert consultation to determine a plan. Christina Zazueta, community engagement manager for RTD, said this will provide input to help RTD better optimize its current systems. Zazueta
Dave Genova, RTD general manager and CEO, addresses the media at a press conference last year. FILE PHOTO said RTD wants to hear equally from longtime bus and rail riders as well as those who don’t use public transit as much. “We realize how important it is to hear from riders as well as nonriders,” Zazueta said. “We consider them both part of our community and it’s everyone’s system … Even if it’s a non-rider, we want to know their experience that would make them consider using the RTD system.” RTD hosted the inaugural telephone town hall Oct. 2 to introduce the proj-
ect. Each of RTD’s 15 internal districts will have its own telephone town hall to solicit feedback. Callers will be able to ask questions over the phone and answer questions about how to improve things like service demands, alternative transit options and RTD’s driver and rail operator shortage. RTD is no stranger to complaints from rail and bus commuters regarding inconsistent arrival times and overall lack of service. RTD has said it does not have enough rail operators or bus drivers to handle RTD’s service
demand. RTD serves an area that spans eight counties with a total population of 3.1 million. RTD owns 1,026 buses and has 58.5 miles of light rail track and 40 miles of commuter rail track. RTD is celebrating 50 years in operation. Light rail was introduced to Denver in October, 1994. RTD operates eight light rail lines and three commuter rail lines. The Denver Regional Council of Governments is also in the midst of drafting its 2050 plan, which will take into consideration input received through RTD’s Reimagine program. Jacob Riger, manager of long-term transportation at DRCOG, said the Denver area’s ensuing growth means addressing safety needs, first and foremost, while needing to consider changing technology and finding creative ways to build partnerships to help fund transportation projects. Riger said DRCOG and RTD have not announced specific long-term project partnerships yet, but said DRCOG will be fully participatory in the work RTD is doing. Riger said the DRCOG 2050 transportation plan is expected to be finished in 2021. “I could see a future where transportation solutions are customized to community needs,” Riger said. “I think we need to think differently about our transportation needs as this area evolves.”
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State senator proposes reforms to recall process Amid failed and pending recall efforts, Republican pushes changes VOTE EARLY. NEAR YOU. Ballot drop box locations countywide Find yours at DouglasVotes.com Registered voters will receive their ballot by mail the week of Oct. 14. Ballot drop boxes will open Oct. 15. Visit DouglasVotes.com or call 303-660-7444 for more information about the Nov. 5 election.
Celebrate International Archaeology Day on Oct. 19 Fun for all ages and free for everyone, experience Colorado’s prehistoric past at the International Archaeology Day Expo, Sat., Oct. 19 at Roxborough Intermediate School. For the schedule of events, activities, and archaeological site tours visit www.historycolorado.org/2019-IAD-expo
Interested in becoming a foster parent or adopting a child? Attend a free information session from 6-7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 21, at Douglas County Department of Human Services, 4400 Castleton Court in Castle Rock. For more information call 303-636-1KID or to register online visit www.collaborativefostercare.com
Online Tax Lien Sale Nov. 7 The annual Tax Lien Sale will be held via internet auction on Nov. 7. Visit www.zeusauction.com for rules, guidelines and registration information. The statutory interest for the 2019 Tax Lien Sale is 12%. For more information visit www.douglas.co.us/treasurer or call the Treasurer’s Office at 303.660.7455.
Winter Readiness Begins Now Visit www.douglas.co.us and search for Snow as a reference guide to frequently asked questions about snow removal in Douglas County.
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Republicans responded to the “blue wave” that swept Democrats into Colorado state offices in 2018 with a deluge of recall efforts this spring and summer, and after many of those attempts failed, one Republican legislator wants to strengthen the brakes on the process. “As a conservative, I believe in small government and I believe in the right to citizen recalls,” state Sen. Jack Tate, of Centennial, said in a recent news release. “But it is also our duty to protect Coloradans’ right to ethical Tate elections and func-
tional government, and the current process invites disruption.” Tate’s proposed Colorado VOTER Act — for “Valuing Open, Truthful and Ethical Recalls” — would bar recall efforts during the four months in which the state Legislature is active each year, require disclosing the cost of a recall and make clear that a recall petition’s printed argument must be limited to “statements of verifiable fact.” The proposal came on the heels of the announcement that a recall effort against Democratic Gov. Jared Polis had failed to gather enough petition signatures to put a recall on the ballot. Shortly after, campaigns to recall Democratic state Sens. Brittany Pettersen, of Lakewood, and Pete Lee, of Colorado Springs, announced that they also would not be turning in signatures. Those losses came after the Colorado Republican Party’s vice chair ended her effort to recall state Rep. Tom Sullivan, a Centennial Democrat, in June. One recall effort remains, against Senate President Leroy Garcia, a Pueblo Democrat, with an Oct. 18 deadline to submit signatures. “It’s prudent for us to look at our recall process and ask ourselves, `Is this still serving Coloradans the way it is supposed to, or do we need an update to reflect a 21st century political reality?’’ Tate said in the release. “My focus is ensuring that our recall process isn’t creating so much dysfunction that it is hurting our democratic institutions.” U.S. Rep. Ken Buck, the state Republican Party chair, declined to comment on Tate’s proposal or this year’s recall efforts in general.
‘My focus is ensuring that our recall process isn’t creating so much dysfunction that it is hurting our democratic institutions.’
Sen. jack Tate, Centennial resident Earlier this year, Buck made the memorable remark to supporters when backing recalls against Democrats: “We need to teach them how to spell R-E-C-A-L-L.” Robert Preuhs, a political science professor at Metropolitan State University of Denver, said Tate’s proposal would likely have a marginal effect on how many recall efforts crop up in Colorado. “What it doesn’t do is change the state Constitution, which does allow for recalls for any reason,” Preuhs said. But an important change the proposal would bring is taking four months during the legislative session out of play, “where citizens are probably the most attuned to votes that go in a direction they’re opposed to,” Preuhs said. That gives legislators more breathing room during work season, and it forces recall efforts to try and gain steam when voters aren’t as engaged, Preuhs added. Requiring that the pro-recall statements on petitions — which explain to voters the reason for the recall attempt — be limited to verifiable fact may change the pitch of recalls, Preuhs said. The proposal would also bar defamatory language. But “exactly what the definition of verifiable fact is might differ from one party to another given the rhetoric of the times,” Preuhs said, adding that the proposal wouldn’t change what’s allowed in a recall campaign’s message outside of the petition itself. Disclosing the estimated taxpayer cost to administer the petition campaign — and, if a petition is successful, a recall election — may make those concerned with fiscal responsibility think twice, Preuhs said. Aside from Tate’s stated goals regarding ethics and smooth government, it could be seen as a move to “reduce the possibility of the Republican Party being viewed as the party of recalls,” Preuhs said.
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Grant to help close gap in area’s paved trail system GOCO awards $2 million for High Plains Trail connector project STAFF REPORT
A $2 million grant from Great Outdoors Colorado will help Arapahoe County close a significant gap in the Denver area’s paved trail system. The funding is part of GOCO’s Connect Initiative, which aims to fill trail gaps, build new trails and improve access to recreation across the state. According to a news release, the trail will safely and directly connect thousands of residents to the larger Denver trail network, including the High Plains Trail and Cherry Creek ,Regional Trail. It was proposed as a tway to enhance recreation opportuni-
ties in the eastern Denver metro area. The easternmost portion of the High Plains Trail is under construction, and the grant will fund the trail’s western expansion and connection with the Cherry Creek Regional Trail. Seven miles of the High Plains Trail run along E-470, but the existing trail is relatively isolated from the rest of the metro trail network, the release said. The new one-mile connection will divert away from the highway and cross through what will be the Kings Point and Kings Point South housing developments in Aurora along the Arapahoe and Douglas County line. At Norton Farms Open Space and 17 Mile House Farm Park, users will connect with the Cherry Creek Regional Trail. From there, users can follow the trail north to open spaces and Cherry Creek State Park, or head south toward the existing Centennial Trail, which then connects to Chatfield State
Park and other major recreational amenities. “What really makes this project unique is the diverse set of partners and funding sources that are combining to make this regionally significant trail connection a reality,” Jeff Baker, Arapahoe Board of County Commissioners chair, said in the news release. This project has strong support from partners Douglas County, the Town of Parker, the City of Aurora, E-470 Public Highway Authority, DRCOG, Kings Point developers, the Colorado Department of Transportation, and several cycling organizations, among others. Design for this trail segment will continue through 2020. Construction and a grand opening are slated for 2021. To date, GOCO has invested more than $31.6 million in projects in Arapahoe County and conserved more
than 2,300 acres of land there. GOCO funding has supported Sheridan Inspire and GoWild Northeast Metro, two Generation Wild communities, as well as the Mary Carter Greenway East Bank Trail, the High Line Canal, and the renovation of Nome Park, among other projects. Great Outdoors Colorado invests a portion of Colorado Lottery proceeds to help preserve and enhance the state’s parks, trails, wildlife, rivers, and open spaces. GOCO’s independent board awards competitive grants to local governments and land trusts, and makes investments through Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Created when voters approved a Constitutional amendment in 1992, GOCO has since funded more than 5,200 projects in urban and rural areas in all 64 counties without any tax dollar support. Visit GOCO.org for more information.
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There are no words for these classic films
ilents are golden. (Microsoft Word is telling me there’s a typo in that sentence, but it’s not true.) Silent films are golden to me. Many silent films QUIET and directors and performers were DESPERATION great, and most of them, except Charlie Chaplin, have been forgotten. Gore Vidal referred to it as “the United States of Amnesia.” Many silent films are far better than films that are being Craig Marshall made today. I have about 1,600 Smith cable channels, I watch six of them, and I can’t live without one of them. Turner Classic
Movies. I was a film history minor in college: I couldn’t get enough of films then, and I can’t get enough of films now. Good ones, that is. I used to drive all over Los Angeles just to see a vintage film, like “Mr. Hulot’s Holiday,” or “Sullivan’s Travels,” or “The 39 Steps.” Turner Classic Movies spoils me. I don’t have to drive anywhere, and they are always open. Turner shows rarities I had never heard of, like “He Who Gets Slapped,” starring Lon Chaney, and “Jewelry Robbery,” starring Kay Francis. My film history studies naturally began with silent films, and because most of them were short (“two reelers,” they were called), we watched a lot of them. Every film history survey course begins with “The Great Train Rob-
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Rain.” Everyone should see “Sunset Boulevard.” “Sunset Boulevard” is on my Top Ten list. Look for Buster Keaton at the card table. Who? Keaton was just as good as Chaplin. He made a bad career decision, and drank too much, and disappeared, but then he married a woman who was 23 years younger than he was, and she is credited with saving his life and restoring his career. Keaton did all of his own stunts, and some of them were breathtaking. The most famous one, in “Steamboat Bill, Jr.,” required absolute precision, otherwise a two-ton, two-story building façade would have killed him when it toppled.
bery” and “A Trip to the Moon.” “The Great Train Robbery” was made in 1903, and it’s significant because of its use of then-unconventional techniques and devices, but it’s not particularly entertaining. “A Trip to the Moon” was made in 1902, and it’s still a dazzling example of film ingenuity. You may have seen the memorable shot of the space capsule landing on “The Man on the Moon’s” eye. Chaplin should be remembered. He was brilliant. I recommend “City Lights.” I have watched the ending 50 times, and I still get emotional about it. I also recommend Chaplin’s “Modern Times,” although it is not entirely silent. Appreciation is shown for silent films in two notable “talkies.” Everyone has seen “Singin’ in the
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Check yourself if you’re just checking the box
op performers never just check the box — and neither should you. We know when we are simply going through the motions, don’t we? We WINNING also recognize when WORDS we are doing something without passion or purpose, just kind of checking the boxes of life as we go along. It’s in the moment when we realize that our checking-the-box strategy isn’t quite getting us to where we want to be or allowMichael Norton ing us to do what we are capable of doing, that’s when we become motivated to take action. Top performers who excel personally and professionally never just check the box. They have a mindset to achieve personal excellence, a motivation to exceed professional expectations, and often find themselves inspiring excellence and top performance in those around them. Last week we talked about using disruptive tenacity to destroy our
destructive behaviors and bad habits. Well one of those bad habits for some of us is going through our personal and professional life just checking the boxes. I am not referring to our to-do list or task list. We want to get those checked off for sure. What I am referring to are the important and meaningful things in our lives that help to take our game to the next level. Achieving personal excellence isn’t a result of checking the box or phoning it in. Achieving personal excellence is driven by our passion, it is fueled by our deepest desires, goals, and dreams. Whether we want to see a physical change, learn something new, or endeavor to explore and experience new things in life, we never get there by settling for where we are today. We reach higher, we see farther, and don’t check the box, we blow the box up. Exceeding professional expectations is very much the same as achieving personal excellence. Mediocrity becomes the norm when we get to work right on time and leave exactly when the clock says we should.
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too can be informed to make your own decisions. Someday, I hope you too will experience a “day in the life” of a community activist. If you do, I can guarantee that you will be forever changed in how you look at people and at the world. Thank you to all the Town of Parker voters who took the time to listen, understand, and sign our petitions. To keep abreast of our progress and next steps, please visit our Facebook page: RethinkPineCurve. Mary Lou Carter Parker A new America Wow! Roy Legg apparently doesn’t believe in free speech. In his letter he lamented that this paper prints letters from citizens who don’t share his opinion regarding armed teachers. If someone prefers psychologically screened and trained armed teachers who may have a chance at saving children, he thinks that is drivel and should not be printed. Censorship is not an American value.
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Top performers aren’t driven by what time they come and go from work, top performers and those who exceed professional expectations are driven by results, not clocks. Top performers under-promise and over-deliver. These are the folks who don’t even know what “check the box” means, it’s not in their vocabulary. Inspiring others happens naturally for people who achieve personal excellence and exceed professional expectations. Just like positive people typically attract other positive people, winners often attract winners. Winners and people who want to get ahead tend to gravitate to those who are setting a positive example and delivering results. Top performers set the pace and usually do not like to be overtaken. And as they strive for even greater success, they are bringing others with them along the way. Some of us are motivated by the fear of loss or pain. We will not change, act, or react until we experience such great fear or potential loss. Others of us are inspired by pleasure or gain.
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He was standing within the clearance of a single open window. Some have said Keaton was depressed at the time about his career and his failing marriage, and accepted the possibility he wouldn’t survive the stunt. I mentioned his career mistake. His early films were produced by his own production company, and it allowed him to create on the spot, and to take
He goes on to set up a straw man argument about teachers blindly shooting through doors and maybe hitting students trying to get to safety in a class room. Mr. Legg, one of the first rules taught in firearms training is to identify your target before you shoot. A formally trained teacher will know that rule. He further cites a STEM School security guard who accidentally wounded a student. That guard perhaps wasn’t screened and properly trained. In addition, he wasn’t supposed to be armed. Therefore, that incident lacks relevance to this discussion regarding trained teachers defending their students. This is the new America we are facing. A diminished Bill of Rights, less free speech, a usurped Second Amendment, assaults on due process and people who are intolerant of anyone who sees things differently from their exalted opinion. Arthur Bentzen Castle Rock A crucial line of defense Why does this paper continue to publish letters from the gun rights crowd that are pure drivel? Let’s start with not letting another opinion even be published – that’s a good way to
shut up debate. I’m going to try this again, going for less than pure drivel, with no straw man to shoot down. This time, I am the teacher, I have chosen to be armed, and I have all these students I’m responsible for. A lockdown has been announced, I am behind my desk along with several students, others hiding wherever they can. This sounds pretty helpless, but it doesn’t have to be. Remember, I am the teacher that chose to be armed and I know how to shoot. I am behind the desk, arms out in front of me on top the desk, gun resting on a couple books pointed at the classroom door. I could not be in a better firing position if I was at a gun range. Now the only rounds that go into the door will be the rounds that miss their target. And as before, I didn’t say I was shooting kids, but a gunman. Second point: Do you want that person protecting your loved ones to be using a gun with 10 rounds or 17? Keep in mind the active shooter is a bad guy and a coward, he knows 10-round clips are for the law-abiding folks. Common
sense or pure drivel...
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It doesn’t make sense I was struck by the phrase “awarding grant money remains unclear” in the story about the DougCo commissioners’ $10 million dollar fund for school safety. This lack of transparency begs several questions. What special skills do the commissioners possess that would allow them to make decisions regarding mental and physical safety in a school setting? I acknowledge Ms. Thomas’ prior law enforcement experience, but that does not carry over to the modern day security and mental health challenges. My other concern is how did the DougCo commissioners insert themselves in a school system where there are elected leaders? Holding the money bag does not an expert make, but it sure raises concerns about whom the commissioners may “favor” with coins. Katie Barrett Castle Rock
We get excited and fired up when we see that there is an opportunity in front of us. And here is the thing, I have met incredibly successful people in my life who come from both camps. Either way, the fear of loss or pleasure of gain, when we are truly motivated, we never just check the box. Think about what it is you want the most in life. Take a moment and reflect on what you would like to do or have in life. Now, stop and take another moment and ask yourself if you are doing everything possible to realize your goals and dreams, if not maybe you are just checking the box. So how about you? Are you in top performance mode achieving personal excellence, exceeding professional expectations, and inspiring others? Do you need a little help or motivation getting yourself or your team there? Either way and as always, I would love to hear your story at gotonorton@ gmail.com. And when we can stop just checking the box, it really will be a better than good week. Michael Norton is a resident of Highlands Ranch, the chief revenue officer at Eventus Solutions Group, a strategic consultant and a business and personal coach. full advantage of his own inspirations. Then he signed a contract with MGM, and MGM took the reins. In 1965, a year before Keaton died, the Venice Film Festival paid tribute to him, and the longest standing ovation in the festival’s history — over 10 minutes — moved Keaton to tears. It’s important to me to remember those who came first, and never forget. Silents, please. Craig Marshall Smith is an artist, educator and Highlands Ranch resident. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Barbara Lea Decker passed to our Lord on October 5, 2019. She was a Lightning Bolt that shines a Beautiful Light for all of us. She is survived by Husband, Son, Daughter, Three Grandchildren, Mother, Sister and many who loved her. Rest in Peace Barbara. Funeral Mass will begin in 10:00 am on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Ave Maria Catholic Church, Parker, CO.
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Time to get in shape
Local trainers and coaches give advice on physical preparation Cameron Davis, owner of RockStar Fitness in Castle Rock, completes a goblet squat using a dumbbell. One can also use a kettlebell, he said. PHOTOS BY ELLIOTT WENZLER
Davis does one side of an “ice skater” exercise. He explains that to complete the routine from this position, you jump back to center then alternate to the mirror image of this pose.
Davis shows how to do “mountain climbers” using a Bosu ball. Broc Thompson, coach of the Jeffco ski team, recommends using this tool with multiple exercises to increase stability, he said.
Davis demonstrates one side of a mobility exercise he recommends for skiing. One should start with knees bent in the air and then alternate sides, he said.
BY ELLIOTT WENZLER EWENZLER@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM
s the Denver metro area’s temperature begins to drop, it’s that time of year again when the beach bod no longer matters and it’s the snow bod that needs some work. That’s why the staff at Colorado Community Media decided to go out and find tips from ski/snowboard coaches and personal trainers on getting in shape to hit the slopes. Those interviewed agreed that some of the most important things to keep in mind are cross training, eating right and taking it easy on the first few days in the mountains. They offered exercises, stretches, meal ideas and ways to avoid injury. Exercises to do at home When trying to decide what exercises and muscle groups to focus on before snow season, Michael Restivo of Colorado Mountain Club, based in Golden, breaks it down into three components: explosive movement, core strength and flexibility. All these components can be practiced at home or in the gym through different movements and exercises. Restivo likes workouts such as squat jumps, crunches and planks. Cameron Davis, owner of RockStar Fitness in Castle Rock, recommends squat pulses, which consists of standing, placing the feet just outside hip length apart, pushing the hips back and moving into a seated position then pulsing in that position, he said. This can be done for 60 seconds to three minutes, depending how much an individual’s body can tolerate, he said. “Ice skaters” are also good for preparing to ski, Davis said. To complete this exercise, one can do a one-legged jump with the opposing leg behind the body and the arms swaying accordingly, as if skating. For snowboard-specific exercises, Davis prescribes the extension squat, which is like a regular squat but when the person stands up, he or she goes up on the toes to work the calves as well. If a weight is available, he recommends goblet squats, which is a
regular squat while holding the weight at the chest. When standing back up, he suggests squeezing the glutes. This can be done 10 to 20 times, and it’s important to find a weight that feels challenging, he said. Broc Thompson, the ski coach for Jeffco Public Schools’ alpine ski club, believes it is important to throw some balance and instability exercises into a workout. That means adding tools like Bosu or exercise balls into basic exercises like planks, lunges and crunches. “Skiing is about reactive balance, you’re always dealing with a bunch of forces in a bunch of different directions,” Thompson said. The main muscle groups the trainers suggested focusing on include glutes, hamstrings, middle back and core. Outside of strength building, general aerobic exercises are also vital to avoid exhaustion on the hill. One way to prepare for the fatigue that comes with skiing and snowboarding is to find a nearby hill and start walking up it a few times a week, Davis said. Thompson believes the best course of action is to just stay in shape all year. Cross training with activities like tennis, hockey and cycling are his go-tos, he said. “My feeling is the best plan is to stay active year-round so when the season changes it’s just a little adaptation,” he said, “and not full-on getting into shape for the first time of the year.” Flexibility Outside of strength and aerobic exercises, it is also important to keep muscles loose by doing different stretches and mobility exercises, Davis said. Before doing any workout, including hitting the slopes, Davis emphasizes the necessity of doing movementbased warm-ups such as high knees, butt kicks and just trying to move joints in all directions. This can help prevent injuries. Another exercise is laying on the back with arms out and lifting the knees so that they’re at about a right angle then allowing them to fall to the right side then left side. This helps
loosen the back and allow for twisting while skiing or snowboarding. Yoga is also a great way to keep up strength and mobile joints, Thompson and Restivo said. Thompson, who is a stronger advocate of mobility exercises than muscle stretches, believes the hips and ankles are some of the most critical spots on the body to keep mobile for snow sports, he said. He recommends deep squats for hips and using a toe to “draw the alphabet” for ankle mobility, he said. Nutrition All the trainers emphasized staying hydrated and making sure to fuel your body during long days on the mountain. “One of my go-tos is my steel cut oatmeal with coconut oil in and maybe a protein shake on the side,” Davis said. “So you’re getting carbs, fats and protein.” For snacks on the slopes he suggests peanut butter, power bars and fruit. Listen to your body While it may be tempting to go all out on the first few days in the snow, Davis points out how important it is to listen to your body and work up little by little to avoid injury. “Your body does give you warning signs,” he said. “Be really honest with yourself.” His top advice for injury prevention? “Check your ego at the door,” he said. At the beginning of the alpine ski season, Thompson has his athletes start simple, he said. “We start out doing basic drills on basic hills,” he said. “There’s so much you haven’t used in such a long time, so we definitely start slow. Overall, the underlying practice that has worked for many skiers and snowboarders is to enjoy the sport and listen to their bodies. “Especially for people who aren’t that much of a hardcore skier, I would say don’t get wrapped up in needing to be in the gym every single day,” Restivo said. “Have fun with it, vary your workouts…take care of your body, listen to your body.”
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Fiber Arts Sale is back in time for holiday shopping Rocky Mountain Weavers Guild peddles plethora of plush products
Baskets by Karen Lugenbill will be included in the Rocky Mountain Weavers’ Guild Annual Fiber Arts Sale 2019, which is Oct. 10-12 at Englewood Civic Center.
BY SONYA ELLINGBOE SELLINGBOE@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM
The Community Room at Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway, is again the place to begin holiday shopping on Oct. 10 (4 to 8 p.m.); Oct. 11 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.); Oct. 12 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) — as well as considering items a reader must have for oneself ! The extremely wide range of techniques, materials and colors, both subtle and bright, will intrigue other craftsmen as well as prospective buyers. How on earth did she/he create that unusual effect?? The 2019 Rocky Mountain Weavers Guild holds its annual Fiber Arts Sale in the large, well-lit space on the second floor of Englewood’s Civic Center, which is next to a big, free, parking garage at West Hampden Avenue and South Inca Street in Englewood (site of the once-busy Cinderella City, for longtime readers). Scarves, shawls, jackets, sweaters, hats, mittens, socks, baby items and more, hand-crafted from wool yarns as well as hose-spun from linen, cotton, silk, rayon. And sometimes even
yarn spun from alpaca or dog hair will be available to stroke, try on, admire and buy. Some balls and skeins of yarn are also available for knitters who hope to craft and unusual sweater or scarf — or even a coat … Holiday shopping was never easier.
Junior League holiday mart returns for 40th year STAFF REPORT
Get into the holiday spirit at the Junior League of Denver’s 40th annual Mile High Holiday Mart from Nov. 8-10 at the Gates Field House at the University of Denver. The league’s new cookbook “Centennial Celebrations” will be available for a special show price of $20 (retail price is $29.95 plus tax). The league’s five other award-winning cookbooks also will be available for special show pricing. Proceeds support the league’s efforts to develop the potential of women, as well as help improve literacy rates and provide access to books for children through the third grade. The Junior League of Denver has been addressing the community’s greatest needs for more than 100 years, and has started and helped to start many impactful Denver institutions. “We are thrilled to host our 40th annual Mile High Holiday Mart,” Julia Lazure, the leauge’s 2019-20 president. “Our shopping event is a Denver institution, primarily due to our reputation of including merchants with only the best and varied
IF YOU GO WHEN: Friday, Nov. 8: 1-8 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 9: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 10: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. WHERE: Gates Field House, University of Denver, 2201 E. Asbury Ave., Denver TICKETS: General admission is $5 in advance at JLD.org or at the door (bring a donation to the event for the Together 4 Colorado Toy Drive to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver and receive FREE admission) SPECIAL EVENT: VIP Private Shopping Event: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8. Cost is $40 and includes parking. Volunteers will be on hand to help you take items to your car. Coffee, tea, assorted baked goods, and fruit will be served. Tickets must be purchased in advance. merchandise through our jurying process.” The show boasts local and national vendors offering a wide variety of products, including housewares, specialty food items, jewelry, women’s, men’s and children’s apparel, pet products and more. A large percentage of the merchants are local. Learn more at JLD.org.
Hopefully, there will again be pieces created by members who work in the RMWG dye garden at the Chatfield location of Denver Botanic Gardens, where some members grow traditional dye plants and learn to use them. Soft, muted colors prevail
IF YOU GO The Annual Rocky Mountain Weavers Guild Fiber Arts Sale will be held Oct. 10 (4 to 8 p.m.); Oct. 11 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.); Oct. 12 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) at the Community Room, Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway, Englewood. Free. rmweaversguild.org. here. (I scored some wonderful silk scarves last year that were created with dye plants grown there.) It’s a recommended visit in summer when/ where plants are growing and flowering as well. This garden was near the historic barn on the property last summer, to the right of the entrance. (Free parking, fee for entrance to the gardens, as with the York Street site in Denver, by City Park.) Walk in and absorb the riot of color and textures — and feel free to pat or stroke as you enjoy the variety. Knowledgeable guild members will be on hand to talk about technique, care and history of available fiber arts works. Included are baskets — traditional and contemporary — by basket weaver Karen Lugenbill and others who work with other natural fibers as well as yarns. She and other guild members will have created a new inventory for this once-a-year event. Admission is free. Perhaps craftspeople, new to fiber arts, will discover these creative folks and want to join them. New members are welcome.
Phone and Internet Discounts Available to CenturyLink Customers The Colorado Public Utilities Commission designated CenturyLink as an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier within its service area for universal service purposes. CenturyLink’s basic local service rates for residential voice lines are $25.50 per month and business services are $37.00 per month. Specific rates will be provided upon request. CenturyLink participates in a government benefit program (Lifeline) to make residential telephone or broadband service more affordable to eligible lowincome individuals and families. Eligible customers are those that meet eligibility standards as defined by the FCC and state commissions. Residents who live on federally recognized Tribal Lands may qualify for additional Tribal benefits if they participate in certain additional federal eligibility programs. The Lifeline discount is available for only one telephone or broadband service per household, which can be on either a wireline or wireless service. Broadband speeds must be 18 Mbps download and 2 Mbps upload or faster to qualify. A household is defined for the purposes of the Lifeline program as any individual or group of individuals who live together at the same address and share income and expenses. Lifeline service is not transferable, and only eligible consumers may enroll in the program. Consumers who willfully make false statements in order to obtain Lifeline telephone or broadband service can be punished by fine or imprisonment and can be barred from the program. If you live in a CenturyLink service area, please call 1-855-954-6546 or visit centurylink.com/lifeline with questions or to request an application for the Lifeline program.
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Baroque music on period instruments set for free show
he Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado will bring its unique repertoire and sound to Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18: “Music of the Baroque.” The region’s only professional period-instrument orchestra will perform music by Corelli, Bach, Handel and others, “as it was intended to be heard,” according to Minister SONYA’S of Music David Kates. SAMPLER Free.
Colorado Wind Ensemble The Colorado Wind Ensemble presents “Chamber Winds” at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 12 at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St. Tickets: $20/$15/$5. At the door. Aurora Fox “Miss You Like Hell” by Pulitzer winner Quiara Alegria Fox plays through Oct. 12 at 7:30 Thursday, Friday, Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $37-$12 (child). 303-739-1970, aurorafoxartscenter.org.
‘Code Red’ The “Code Red Art Show,” where each work includes the color red — or is a painting of something the artist is passionate about — is open through Nov. 10 at the Sonya Ellingboe Depot Art Gallery, in the historic red depot at 2069 W. Powers Ave. in Littleton. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 303-795-0781.
‘Life in Motion’ The Cashore Marionettes, internationally known puppetry, will bring “Life in Motion” to the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17. Tickets: start at $22, 303-987-7845, lakewood.showare.com. New exhibit “Still: Elemental” is open at the Clyfford Still Museum, throughout the museum, which is located at 1250 Bannock St. in downtown Denver. Each gallery will include “unique, multisensory features,” according to curator Bailey Harberg Placzek. The exhibit includes Still’s artwork through the lens of classical elements of Greek philosophy. Through Jan. 12, 2020. Clyffordstillmuseum.org. 720-354-4875. Admission. Tours include related scents.
‘Motones vs. Jerseys’ Lone Tree Arts Center offers an evening of musical competition and audience participation in “Motones vs. Jerseys” at the arts center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 23, 25, 26. Music of Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, the Temptations and more. Decide the winner! Tickets: lone-T:4.73”Wonderbound “Hi-Strung” is the newest perfortreeartscenter.org, 720-509-1000.
The Baroque Chamber Ensemble of Colorado will perform at Littleton United Methodist Church on Oct. 18. COURTESY PHOTO mance by Wonderbound dance company in the Performing Arts Complex, 1001 W. 84th Ave., Federal Heights at 7:30 Oct. 18; 2 p.m. For reviews of current Oct. 19; and in productions, go to the PACE Center, coloradocommunitymedia. 20000 Pikes Peak com/ellingboe.html. Ave., Parker at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26, 2 p.m. Oct. 27. $25. Wonderbound.com. League of Women Voters League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties holds a great number of candidate and bal-
Books published in late 2018, all of 2019 eligible for 29th annual celebration of authors
15 Model Homes • 20 Move-in Ready • 6 Builders Come celebrate the art of home at our fall Open House Spree. As you tour our model homes, stay and enjoy some handcrafted fun: calligraphy artist | typewriter poet | fresh herb bouquets | gourmet cookies Start your tour at the Welcome Wall. inspirationcolorado.com /openhouse
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Submissions are now being accepted for the Colorado Book Awards, presented by Colorado Humanities and Center for the Book. Books published in 2019 or late 2018 can be submitted through Jan. 6. Guidelines and entry forms are available at coloradohumanities. submittable.com/submit. The Colorado Book Awards celebrate the accomplishments of Colorado authors, editors, illustrators and photographers. The awards are presented each spring in at least 10 categories, including anthology/collection, biography, children’s literature, creative nonfiction, fiction, history, nonfiction, pictorial, poetry and young adult literature. Applications also are being ac-
New Orleans music “Take Me to the River” is a program of New Orleans Jazz at 7:30 p.m. October 14 at Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 S. Commons St. Lone Tree. Lonetreeartscenter.org.
Colorado Book Awards submissions open
lot issue forums during October, including AAUW Ballot Issue Forum at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at Southglenn Public Library Meeting Rooms A and B, 6972 S. Vine St., Centennial. Ballot Issue Public Meeting: Oct. 15, 6 p.m., Koelbel Public Library, 5955 S. Holly St., Centennial. LWV welcomes new members and continues to register newly naturalized voters at ceremonies. Lwvarapahoedouglas.org.
cepted from a diverse mix of Colorado readers to serve as selectors and judges for the awards. Scholars, libraians, booksellers, teachers, writers, reviewers and avid readers are encouraged to apply at coloradohumanities.submittable. com/submit. Colorado Humanities is the only Colorado organization exclusively dedicated to supporting humanities education for adults and children statewide. Celebrating its 45th year and its 15th year as host for the Colorado Center for the Book, Colorado Humanities is a nonprofit affiliated with the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Library of Congress Center for the Book, the Smithsonian Institution and the national award-winning educational nonprofit Motheread, Inc. With offices in the Denver Tech Center in Greenwood Village, Colorado Humanities works with 150 program partners throughout the state to design and implement programs that best meet each community’s needs. To learn more, visit coloradohumanities.org or call 303-894-7951.
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Strengthening Our Local Economy Since 1955
Chamber to host workforce development discussion and teaching skill-based careers to students on October 11th with Douglas County Schools Superintendent, Dr. Thomas Tucker.
The Chamber’s Women of Inﬂuence Luncheons are where women leaders network, share their best insights and business prac�ces, and foster strategic business connec�ons with each other. Join us for lunch and an a�ernoon of inspira�on and networking!
Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
with Special Guest:
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CLUBS Editor’s note: Clubs listings are published free, on a space-available basis. Listings are submitted by the community; to submit a new listing, or to make changes to or remove an existing listing, contact email@example.com. Social/Service Parker-Franktown-Elizabeth Paper Crafting Club is open to anyone interested in card making and scrapbooking. We meet regularly throughout the month on various weekday evenings and weekends. Club events take place at 7786 Prairie Lake Trail, Parker (in the Pinery). Contact Alison Collins at 720-212-4788 for information or find us online at http://www.meetup.com/ParkerFranktown-Elizabeth-Paper-Crafting-Club/ Parker Genealogical Society meets at 1:30 p.m. the second Saturday of every month at the Parker Library (second floor, conference room B), 20105 E. Mainstreet, Parker. Visitors welcome. Parker Newcomers Club is a social club for women in Parker, Douglas and surrounding counties. Monthly coffee socials are the first Wednesday of each month. Monthly luncheons in conjunction with our general meeting are the third Wednesday of every month. Other club activities include lunch and dinner groups, potlucks, card and game groups, book clubs, knitting and crochet groups, touring groups and more. Go to www.parkernewcomersclub.com or contact Gail Berger at firstname.lastname@example.org Parker Piece Keepers Quilt Guild meets at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Conference Center, Parker Adventist
Hospital. Guests welcome. For information call Tami at 303-346-8405 or Sandy at 303-319-2392. Parker ROMEOs is a social club for senior men providing members the opportunity to make new friendships and enjoy activities togehter. In addition to a monthly social lunch at various restaurants, we enjoy golf, poker, bocce, hiking, photography, wine and beer tasting and more. Go to www.parkerromeos.wordpress.com. Contact email@example.com. All we do is have fun. Parker Scottish Country Dance meets from 7-9 p.m. Thursdays at Parker Mainstreet Center, 19650 E. Mainstreet. The cost is $4 per class. Call Sam Reynolds at 303-8051446 or sam@SpinwardStars.com. The Parker Sunrise Lions Club is a service club that supports the Parker community. Meetings are at 7 a.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at Fika Coffee House on Mainstreet, in the old section of Parker. Join us. We have fun while doing good. For information, contact Lonnie Farmer at 303-841-3332. Parker Toastmasters Club “Where Leaders Are Made” meets from 7-8 p.m. every Thursday in Room 206 on the second floor at Southeast Christian Church, 9560 Jordan Road, Parker. Club is open to all. For information, visit www.parkertoastmasters.com, or call Eric Dunham at 303-386-6119. Parker Writers Group memberships and monthly workshops are free and open to anyone interested in writing. Our members range from new writers to internationally published authors. The group meets from
2-4 p.m. the second Sunday of each month at the Parker Library, 10851 S. Crossroads Drive, Parker. Go to www.parkerwritersgroup.org or contact parkerwritersgroup@ gmail.com for event details.
of the month at Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 8374 S. Willow St. in Lone Tree. Visit www.wordsforthejourney.org then go to the Rocky Mountain Region link for more information.
Ports of Call Singles Club, 55 Plus Social hours take place from 4-6 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at 3 Margaritas in Lakewood (contact Carol at 303-389-7707), and the fourth Tuesday of each month at Chads in Lakewood (contact Darlene at 303-233-4099). Denver meetings are the fourth Thursday of each month at Baker St. Pub, 8101 E. Belleview, in the Tech Center (contact Harold at 303-693-3434). For information and a monthly newsletter, call JoAnn, membership chairperson, at 303-751-5195, or Mary, president, at 303985-8937.
The XY Zingers, a male a cappella gospel singing group, meets every Thursday morning in Parker. We perform all over the state, with 130 performances the past six years. See and hear us at www.xyzingers.info. For more information, contact xyzingers@aol. p com We sing for fun and fellowship. s b Zeta Rho Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha meets every second Tuesday from Septem- R ber to May at members’ houses in Parker, a Aurora and Littleton. Call 303-841-0332 or d 303-805-5135. t e Support a Find AA If you want to drink, that’s your busi- p ness. If you want to stop, that’s ours. More i than 1,000 Alcoholics Anonymous meetingsR are offered every week. If you think you may w have a problem with alcohol, come see us. R To find a meeting near you, call 303-322- c 4440, or go to www.daccaa.org. a AA: 11 a.m. Sundays at 10279 S. Progress Way, e 2 Unit B, Parker. Non-smoking. e AA Sunday Serenity: 6 p.m. Sundays at 7501w t Parker Hills Court, Parker. Step program; non-smoking. f u AA Live in the Answer: noon Mondays at 9650 S. Jordan Road, Parker. Step program; m u non-smoking. Wheelchair accessible. 5 AA: 8 p.m. Mondays at 9650 Jordan Road, m Parker. Non-smoking.
Red Apple Recycling: Used clothing, toys, stuffed animals, towels, sheets, shoes, belts, backpacks and more can be donated to Iron Horse Elementary School’s little red school house in the parking lot. Proceeds go to the school. Southeast Beekeeping Club meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month at the North Pinery Firehouse, Parker. All levels of beekeeping welcome, from no-bees to wanna-bees to tons of bees. Our meeting time is spent solving beekeeping challenges, networking and refreshments. There is no fee for this meeting and a lending library is available. Call Sue Huseby, 970-376-5236 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Go to www.southeastbeekeepingclub.com. South Metro Newcomers Club We welcome women who are new to the area as well as women looking to meet new friends. We are a social organization with many interesting and fun activities. For information, email our new member chairperson at email@example.com or visit southmetronewcomersclub.com. Teen Library Council. Douglas County Libraries’ teen groups meet monthly to help plan events, weigh in on library materials and serve the library community. Members earn community service hours toward graduation requirements. For information about a group at a library in your area, call 303-7917323 or visit with a youth librarian.
Monday through Friday starting at 3:30 pm All day Saturday and Sunday
PO Box 9 | 488 Main Street | Black Hawk, CO 80422 303.582.1000 | monarchblackhawk.com Dinner starting at $22.99 with Club Card. Add two dollars for meal without Club Card. Must be 21. Management reserves all rights.
AA Live in the Answer: noon Tuesday at 9650 S. Jordan Road, Parker. Closed, step program; non-smoking. AA Parker Women: 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at 11805 S. Pine Drive, Room 104, Parker. Women only; non-smoking. AA Parker Big Book: 7 p.m. Tuesdays at 10270 S. Progress Way, Unit B, Parker. Nonsmoking; closed big book. AA 12x12: 8 p.m. Tuesdays at 10805 S. Pine Drive, Room 144, Parker. Closed step program; non-smoking. Wheelchair accessible.
USS Trinity is Colorado’s only Starship commissioned by Starfleet Command (world’s oldest Star Trek Fan Club) and it is now seeking new crew members. Open to all. Monthly meetings held on first Saturday. For additional information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
AA Live in the Answer: noon Wednesdays at 9650 S. Jordan Road, Parker. Closed big book; non-smoking. Wheelchair accessible.
VFW Post 4266, serving veterans of foreign wars in Parker, Castle Pines and Castle Rock areas, meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday of every month at the Pinery Fire Station, Community Room Lower Level, 8170 N. Hillcrest Way, Parker. Go to www.vfwpost4266. org. P.O. Box 4266, Parker, CO 80134. On Facebook at VFW Post 4266, Parker.
AA Live in the Answer: noon Thursdays at 9650 S. Jordan Road, Parker. Closed, nonsmoking. Wheelchair accessible.
Woodworking Club meets at 7 p.m. every third Thursday at Wood-n-U, 10510 S. Progress Way, No. 100 in Parker. Call 720851-4222. Words for the Journey Christian Writers Guild meets from 9:30-11 a.m. Tuesdays at Southeast Christian Church, 9650 Jordan Road in Parker. The group has a guest speaker from 7-9 p.m. on the last Tuesday
AA Practice Principles: 8:15 p.m. Wednesdays at 10270 S. Progress Way, Unit B, Parker. Non-smoking.
AA Parker Beginners: 6:45 p.m. Thursdays at 10270 S. Progress Way, Unit B, Parker. Non-smoking. AA Parker Group: 8 p.m. Thursdays at 10270 S. Progress Way, Unit B, Parker. Closed, nonsmoking. AA Live in the Answer: noon Friday at 9650 S. Jordan Road. Big book; non-smoking. Wheelchair accessible. AA Just Got Paid: 6 p.m. Friday at 11801 Pine SEE CLUBS, P22
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Seven-story apartment building coming to RidgeGate Project will have 241 units, cost $65 million BY NICK PUCKETT NPUCKETT@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM
Lone Tree City Council has approved a site-improvement plan for a seven-story apartment building to be built in the RidgeGate neighborhood. The co-applicants, Prescient and RidgeGate Investments, want to build a 241-unit building, with two stories dedicated to parking, on 2.73 acres at the northeast corner of Sky Ridge Avenue and Park Meadows Boulevard, according to the site-improvement plan submitted to the city. The project is called “Powered by Prescient — RidgeGate Apartments.” The building will be west of the newly opened Sky Ridge Station and the Kiewit regional campus, which is under construction. The project will cost $65 million, according to the SIP. The project is expected to be finished by January of 2021, about the same time Kiewit, an engineering and construction firm, will finish its first phase of construction. The average unit size is 744 square feet, according to the SIP. Of the units, 80% will be one-bedroom apartments. The rest will be two-bedroom units. Some units will be as small as 500 square feet. “Some people do want larger apartments, but if you’re young and single,
how much time do you really spend in your apartment?” said Kieth Simon, vice president of Coventry, the main developer of RidgeGate. “Part of doing this is to offer apartment rents that are lower to help a little bit with housing affordability.” The apartments will mostly serve employees at Sky Ridge Medical Center and Charles Schwab — the neighborhood’s largest employers — and the future employees of Kiewit, as well as other Lone Tree residents looking for a smaller, less expensive space, according to Simon. Courtney Lis, a spokesperson for Coventry, said rent prices are not yet known. Simon said there will be a mix of apartment types and sizes as RidgeGate East builds out, but similar higher-density, “progressive modern” apartments will be more common in the area. Two more apartment complexes like this are in the planning process at the end-of-line station, RidgeGate Station. “When you drive into RidgeGate from Park Meadows, you’ll see all this stuff on the corner of Sky Ridge, and I think it’ll transform the look of RidgeGate, modernize the look,” Simon said. “You really want to have higher density, walkability and urban character” in that area. The proposal includes plans for a dog park, for residents only, an exterior plaza and third-deck amenities. About 1,500 square feet will be dedicated to retail space. The retail
A rendering of the proposed $65 million apartment building that will be built near the Sky Ridge Station. COURTESY IMAGE space will be a dining hall-style space open to the public. It’s not known what businesses will go there yet. Once this project is finished, the Sky Ridge area, already with two nearby apartment complexes, will have roughly 700 residential units in all.
Linda Watson, a Sky Ridge Medical Center spokesperson, said providing housing that was less expensive was a key aspect for the new apartments. “Anything we can offer to our employees that is a lower price point and is certainly great for recruitment and retention,” Watson said.
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Hammering out troubles is boon for military vets Rhino and Ravens Forge is Elizabeth blacksmith shop with a mission BY GERALDINE SMITH SPECIAL TO COLORADO COMMUNITY MEDIA
Nic Meyer, owner of Rhino and Ravens Forge in Elizabeth, served his country for 22 years in special operations, deploying to Afghanistan three times alone. He and his company spent most of their time training and interacting with local governments, living on the economy and building networks for intelligence gathering. He says, “We lived the culture, slept, ate and trained in the communities. Most soldiers were restricted to bases with short excursions into the communities and our short excursions were back to the bases. “ Within the scope of their missions they dressed like locals and were accepted as locals. Nic retired in 2012 and began working with the Department of Veterans Affairs, and found the job became a passion. He is currently a field consultant for the VA, teaching patients to cope with the challenges of returning home and advising facilities on how they can improve services for veterans. He admits: “Trying to promote change is a slow process because of the size of the organization, but things are beginning to change, very slowly.” As an instrument of change himself, Nic owns Rhinos and Ravens Forge, a blacksmith shop where he promotes socialization and camaraderie for returning veterans by providing a space to network and assimilate into the civilian culture. As he says, “Not everyone has the space and can own a shop for gatherings.” Nic’s main focus is bringing veterans together to work on projects and socialize. He knows firsthand the challenges veterans face returning to civilian life face because he, himself, struggled when he retired in 2012, having been with the same group of seven men for years. A group with whom he deployed, trained and became
Nic Meyer, owner of Rhino and Ravens Forge, shapes a piece of scrap metal into a work of art. He encourages veterans to join him either to forge art of their own or just hang out. PHOTO BY GERALDINE SMITH intimate friends with their families — and he suddenly found himself alone. The camaraderie of simply having someone to sit and discuss experiences with or being able to unload as he transitioned from the military brotherhood was absent. He recognized that the lack of a supportive network was the main stumbling block for returning veterans. Nic was only 21 when he joined the Army and it became his life and his family, so when he retired, he realized he had no hobbies and nothing to keep him focused on the present. Exposed to blacksmithing while in the Army, he began to take classes, leading to socializing and reconnecting, which helped ease the loss of brotherhood.
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In time Nic recognized it as a means for other veterans to cope and saw that he could be an instrument in that process. On weekends he teaches blacksmith skills in his shop and envisions involving the community with his veteran group. He wants to promote the creation of art for public display or repairing things within the area, such as a lamppost or decorative railings in the festival area in Elizabeth. He is reaching out to chamber of commerce groups and finds they are interested. Everyone is welcome to join Nic in his shop and forge simple to intricate pieces using scrap metal he accumulates, but it is mainly for veterans. Even if the individual does not wish to participate beyond just hanging out, that is acceptable. Usually during his classes there is a project for the day in what he sees as his forge therapy center because he believes: “Working together can give a sense of camaraderie and a feeling of being connected. They do not even need to talk but being together working, struggling and sweating on a project helps to heal the mind and body.” He emphasizes: “Leave the cell phones in the car.” The long-term plan is to renovate part of his shop to allow overnight stays for those working on projects orwho just need that time to connect. There is enough room to have lofts for sleeping, a bathroom, sink and refrigerator and Nic being done for the day, making a meal and sitting out by the firepit. Nic can foresee working
on projects during the day and gathering at night out by the firepit after a meal. In the morning, after coffee and breakfast, they would begin work on the projects after reconnecting over dinner and conversation. He is certain about the idea: “Social events are important in understanding civilian culture.” He understands the importance of downshifting, controlling the learned hyper-vigilance and being able to sit with your back to the door. Nic sees the victim mentality as the biggest roadblock for a veteran — as he calls it: “The woe is me mindset.” He does point out to veterans that they chose to become soldiers and now it is time to help themselves heal. Working with them on strategies he emphasizes: “If you can visualize it, you can do it.” He also realizes it took a long time to dial up that hyper-vigilance and may be a behavior you cannot unlearn but mitigate with time. As for the unique name for his forge: He sees himself the Rhino, which is a big lumbering beast, short-sighted, heavy and constrained to what they can see in their immediate vicinity. Ravens are smart, clever, fast, light and not bound to earth, somewhat ethereal. All of this of exists outside of who and what he is. To Nic, the idea of the yin and yang logo is a reminder to not be so short-sighted, so shorttempered and so involved as to fail to lift up eyes and find balance. For more information: Call 719-9304684 or find Rhino and Ravens Forge on Facebook.
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Women learn about ways to improve their health at expo Colorado Community Media event held at Belmar BY THELMA GRIMES TJGRIMES@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM
Women of all ages enjoyed a day of health, education and beauty during Colorado Community Media’s second annual Women’s Health and Beauty Expo on Oct. 5. Along with Gold Sponsor Swedish Medical Center participating, the sold-out event featured more than 45 vendors at the Belmar Shopping District in Lakewood. Cory Davis, specialty leasing manager, said Belmar is always proud to team up with CCM to provide women with this kind of opportunity. “This is an outstanding event that inspires women to come together and support one another and educate themselves on self-care and health,” she said. Davis said she enjoyed the wide variety of vendors this year, from the fashion reps to Karen Korona, a local entrepreneur who stayed busy throughout the day educating people on the value of CBG products — similar to those made with CBD — and the power of holistic healing. Another local entrepreneur at the event was Dana Knowles of the young company Go Deep. Telling her own
Kaitlyn Bond of the newly established business Mobile Massage by Kaitlyn gives one of many complimentary massages. personal story, Knowles said after a hip issue with doctors she became hooked on opioids. After beating that addiction, she said she still felt down and needed a boost. That’s how the allnatural energy products from Go Deep were developed. Several nonprofits also attended the event. Along with the Colorado Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the increasingly popular Sun Bus parked at the event. The Sun Bus was created earlier in the summer by the Colorado Melanoma Foundation. It was originally supposed to attend a few select events but became so popular that it is booked at events through November. Reps with the Sun Bus took pictures and educated visitors on how sun damage has impacted their skin. Visi-
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There were about 45 vendors at the sold-out Women’s Health and Beauty Expo hosted by Colorado Community Media in Lakewood on Oct. 5. PHOTOS BY THELMA GRIMES tors were given tips on what they can do to improve and prevent sun damage moving forward. As one visitor put it, the information was eye-opening. The Sun Bus also handed out free sunscreen throughout the day. Women were also treated to free massages by the new business, Mobile Massages by Kaitlyn. As she gave massages throughout the day, young entrepreneur, Kaitlyn Bond said her business concept is to bring relaxing massages to people on the go. “So many people, especially moms, are so busy these days that they can’t always get to a place to get a massage,”
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she said. “With us, we come to your house or business and give you a massage where you are. It makes it a lot easier and more convenient to relax.” The weather also held up for a nice fall day with the plaza enjoying the sunshine, cool breeze and the relaxing music provided by Heidi Thomas of Heidi Thomas Music. Thomas said her business was created with the concept of embracing the idea of reaching physical and mental health through music. Davis estimated about 2,000 people walked through the plaza to take part in the event.
financial aid. The guide includes a collection of scholarships for women, including due dates and award amounts; insight into the financial aid application process; and other funding opportunities, such as industryspecific scholarships and funding for special groups. The guide is available online at http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/ womens-guide-paying-for-college/. Al-Anon at the Trinity Lutheran Church meets at 6:30 p.m. Fridays, 4740 N. Highway 83, south of Ponderosa High School. Call 303-841-7232. To The Rescue special needs Adult Day Care available seven days a week at 18320 E. Cottonwood Drive, Unit G, Parker. Call To The Rescue at 720-8512100 for information. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered 12step program for anyone who is struggling with the hurts, habits, and hang-ups of life. General meeting format includes worship, teaching, personal recovery testimonies, gender-specific small-group interaction, and fellowship. We meet from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Southeast Christian Church, 9650 Jordan Road, Parker. Call 303841-9292. Colorado Symphony Guild, Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree chapter, meets at 1 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Room 212, 8817 S. Broadway, Highlands Ranch. The group is the largest support group of the Colorado Symphony. Contact 303-3082462, email@example.com or www.coloradosymphonyguild.org.
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Lockheed wins contract for moon capsules Orion spacecraft, developed at Littleton plant, will take astronauts to moon and beyond BY DAVID GILBERT DGILBERT@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM
The spacecraft that could return astronauts to the moon got one step closer to liftoff in September, as NASA announced it finalized a contract to order up to 12 Orion space capsules from aerospace giant Lockheed Martin. Littleton-area engineers are the primary group developing Orion, said Lockheed spokesman Gary Napier. “That development work will continue for a few more years even though the production contract was just awarded,” Napier said. “Once we’re fully underway with production of Orion, we will still have the primary engineering support for Orion and each of its individual missions here in the Denver area.” The Orion spacecraft looks similar to the bell-shaped capsules that took astronauts to the moon in the 1960s and 1970s, according to NASA. Development of the program began in the mid-2000s as the Space Shuttle program was being phased out. Much of the spacecraft’s engineering, design
A finished Orion capsule prepped for the first Artemis Program mission sits at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center. COURTESY PHOTO
and testing are taking place at Lockheed’s facilities in south Jefferson County, west of Littleton. The capsule is the lynchpin of NASA’s Artemis program, which could return astronauts to the moon’s surface as early as 2024, ahead of crewed missions to Mars. NASA has ordered three Orion
spacecraft for upcoming Artemis missions for $2.7 billion, according to a news release. The agency plans to order another three in 2022 for $1.9 billion, and has the ability to order six more for future missions. Lockheed and NASA recently announced the completion of the Orion module developed for the Artemis I mission, an uncrewed flight to the moon. Work is underway in Florida on the spacecraft for Artemis II, a crewed mission that will orbit the moon but won’t land. Artemis III, which will land on the moon, will likely carry the first woman to set foot on the lunar surface. “No other spacecraft in the world can keep humans alive hundreds of thousands of miles from Earth for weeks at a time with the safety features, crew accommodations, technical innovations and reliability that Orion provides,” Mark Kirasich, the Orion program manager at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, said in a news release. Lockheed officials said they’re proud of the new capsule, and excited to see where it will go. “It’s a spaceship like none other,” said Mike Hawes, Lockheed’s Orion program manager, in a statement. “We’ve designed it to do things no other spacecraft can do, go to places no astronaut has been, and take us into a new era of human deep space exploration.”
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HOW TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE Editor’s note: How to Make a Difference listings are published free, on a spaceavailable basis. Listings are submitted by the community; to submit a listing, or to change or delete an existing listing, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is noon Wednesday a week before publication. A Precious Child provides children in need with opportunities and resources to empower them to achieve their full potential. A Precious Child assists children and families facing difficult life challenges such as abuse and neglect, crisis situations and poverty. We work with more than 440 Agency Partners throughout eight Denver Metro counties including Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, Jefferson and Weld to identify children and families in the most need of our services.
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Animal Rescue of the Rockies: Provides foster care for death-row shelter dogs and cats throughout Colorado. Need: Foster families for animals on lists to be euthanized Contact: www.animalrescueoftherockies. org. Ainsley’s Angels in Denver: Pairing runners and riders with special needs or physical limitations in races from 5k’s to marathons. Need: Volunteers to run and help push the specialized race chairs in local races. Volunteers to take pictures and videos of Angel teams at the start, middle and finish of races. Requirements: Able to run/jog a 5k and/or work an iPhone. Contact: Law Dickerson, 225-278-4265 or Denver@ainsleysangels.org, https://ainsleysangels.org/signup Arapahoe Philharmonic: Littleton-based orchestra Need: board members to join a team in the oversight and policy-making of a local cultural institution. Requirements: Must have an appreciation for classical music, a commitment to music education, and some understanding of the Denver area cultural scene, as well as professional experience in one or more of the following areas: leadership, strategic planning, arts education, management, law, information technology, fundraising, finance, project management, marketing, human resources or nonprofit administration. Must attend monthly board meetings, assist with projects, attend concerts and events. Info: https://www.arapahoe-phil.org/aboutus/join-ap-board/.
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Fall fest draws pumpkin pickers, wagon riders BY NICK PUCKETT NPUCKETT@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM
Selena Miesbauer said her favorite thing about fall is anything to do with pumpkins. So much so, she came to the Schweiger Ranch Fall Festival in Lone Tree on Oct. 5 in search of a pumpkin big enough to fit her 10-month-old daughter, Presley, for a photo op. The Miesbauers, of Highlands Ranch, had no such luck this time, but that didn’t necessarily rule out a cute pumpkin patch picture. The Schweiger Ranch Fall Festival is held annually during the first week of October. The city-sponsored event gave city folks a taste of life on the historic ranch with wagon rides, a petting zoo and a tour of the grounds and the ranch house. “We have such a great and unique venue we get to use here, which is really drawing to people,” said event planner Allisa Dailey. The Schweiger Ranch was founded in 1874 by John and Joseph Schweiger, two immigrants from Austria, according to the Schweiger Ranch Foundation website. The land was sold to RidgeGate Investments in 1972 and the ranch was converted into an educational and cultural facility in the early 2000s. Dailey said over the years the ranch has seen some updates to keep people coming year after year and the goal of the festival each year is to give people a place to take in fall right in their backyard. “The pumpkins, the petting zoo, wagon rides,” Dailey said, “are just the extras.”
Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes abounded at Schweiger Ranch Oct. 5 for the annual fall festival. Ten-month-old Presley Miesbauer poses for a fall pic looking very pumpkin-like. PHOTOS BY NICK PUCKETT Ella Jansma kicks the tire on a fine-looking pumpkin Oct. 5 at the Schweiger Ranch Fall Festival as her mother, Anna, watches.
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Walking tour of Cedar Hill Cemetery: 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at Cedar Hill Cemetery, 880 E. Wolfensberger Road, Castle Rock. Leisurely walk through historic grave sites in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Cedar Hill contains the remains of pioneers significant in the early history of Castle Rock and Douglas County. The tour is free and reservations are not required. Contact the Castle Rock Museum at 303-814-3163 or museum@ castlerockhistoricalsociety.org. Go to www.castlerockhistoricalsociety.org Barks and Brews: noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at Outlets at Castle Rock, 5050 Factory Shops Blvd., Castle Rock. Pets and their owners invited to a day of beer tasting, food truck bites and live entertainment. Go to https://www.outletsatcastlerock.com/event/Barks-andBrews/2145532334. Surviving the Death of a Loved One: Finding Peace in Your Time of Loss: 6-7 p.m. Oct. 13 at Castle Rock Adventist Hospital, Ridgeline conference room, 2350 Meadows Blvd., Castle Rock. Lifetree Café discussion. Filmed interview with Susan Burton, who lost her infant child to sudden infant death syndrome. Contact Roy H. Koerner at 303-814-0142 or roykoerner@ msn.com. Ghostly and Tragic Tales of Castle Rock: Oct. 17, Oct. 24 and Oct. 29. Tours begin at 7 p.m. at the Castle Rock Museum. Tales of ghostly and tragic events in Castle Rock’s history. Hear stories of the Cantril School, The Old Stone Church, The B&B Café, Hangman’s Gulch and more. Reservations are not required. Go to www.castlerockhistoricalsociety.org SHARE Genealogy: 10 a.m. to noon Mondays through Dec. 31 at the Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock. Castle Rock Genealogical Society weekly meeting to discuss genealogy tips and roadblocks. No need to register, just drop in.
Touch at Truck Day: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at Spring Creek Park, 4001 S. Himalaya St. Touch, crawl in and honk the horns of the many trucks and other vehicles. Go to www.trailsrecreationcenter.org.
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this week’s TOP FIVE Ponies with a Purpose: 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at Promise Ranch Theraputic Riding, 6230 E. Hwy 86, Franktown. Meet horses and check out new therapy center. Food, hayride, face painting, pumpkins and pony rides. Go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ponies-with-apurpose-fall-carnival-tickets-67893303699 The Wonderful Music of Oz: 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. Learn more at https://www.lonetreeartscenter.org/wonderfulmusicofoz or call the box office at 720-509-1000. Harvest Festival: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton. 1890s farm festival. Pick out Halloween pumpkins and enjoy hayrides and other activities.
17 Mile House Open House and Tours: 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Oct. 12, Nov. 16 and Dec. 7 at 8181 S. Parker Road, Centennial. Property is between the 75-acre Norton Farm Open Space owned by the Town of Parker and the 107-acre Parker Jordan/Centennial Open Space. Visit a 155-year-old farm that was a resting stop for pioneers traveling on the Cherokee/ Smoky Hill wagon trails in the 1860s. Includes historic house, red barn, silo and milk shet, which were restored to their known conditions in the early 1900s. Go to http://co.arapahoe. co.us/Facilities/ Facility/Details/17Mile-House-FarmPark-23 Keeping Up with the Genealogical Buzz: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 15 at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd., Centennial. Presented by the director of the Arvada Family History Center. Go to www.ColumbineGenealogy.com How November ‘42 Shaped the Future: 1-3 p.m. Oct. 15 at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd., Centennial. Presented by Stan Moore. By late 1942 the world had been fighting for years, with no end in sight. The five weeks from late October to early December saw campaigns, battles, and developments, which decisively turned the war to the allies’ favor. A wide selection of
Play games and win prizes. No cost to get into the museum; some activities, pumpkins and refreshments will cost money. Go to www.friendsofthelibraryandmuseum.org. Fall Craft Show: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 12-13 at Eastridge Recreation Center, 9568 University Blvd., Highlands Ranch. Collection of exhibitors featuring jewelry, bath products, pottery, wooden crafts, floral arrangements, wreaths, baby and children’s articles, fused glass, hand knit items, and more. Learn more at https:// hrcaonline.org/about-us/guides-communication/ calendar-schedules/event-details/fall-craftshow-35 Colorado Thunderbirds 5K Fundraising Run: 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 13 at deKoevend Park, Centennial. Fundraiser for the Colorado Thunderbirds under-12 hockey team to compete at the Quebec International Pee Wee Hockey Tournament in Quebec, Canada, in February. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/2388642121463513/?active_ tab=about
books, sites, and journals were tapped as well. Go to www. ColumbineGenealogy.com. Walk2Connect at Your Library: 8:50 a.m. every other Tuesday through Oct. 15 at Koelbel Library, 5955 S. Holly St., Centennial. Join library staff and neighbors and explore the trails and neighborhoods the surround Koelbel Library. Group will leave no later than 9:05 a.m. and will return by 10:30 a.m. For teens and adults, but all ages welcome. Reservations recommended. Download and sign the online waiver at arapahoelibraries.org/events.
Fiber Arts Show & Sale: Oct. 10-12 at Englewood Civic Center, second floor community room, 1000 Englewood Parkway, Englewood. Rocky Mountain Weavers Guild members showcase hand-crafted wearables and fashion accessories. Times: Oct. 10 (4 to 8 p.m.); Oct. 11 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.); Oct. 12 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Go to www. rmweaversguild.org/fiber-artssale-2. Talk n’ Trash: 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Englewood Civic Center community room. Englewood is exploring the possibility of changing to an organized collection system for garbage pick-up and wants to hear from residents. If you cannot attend, go to www.surveymonkey.com/r/ JLQVYXL to provide feedback. Go to englewoodco.gov/talkingtrash.
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Concert: 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11 at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 9203 S. University Blvd., Highlands Ranch. Part of the band’s chamber musicf all concert series. Call 303-794-2683. Fall Fest: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at Connections Church, 2121 Dad Clark Drive, Highlands Ranch. Free lunch and free pumpkins. Children’s parade at 1 p.m. Inflatables, games and pumpkin painting, carving and chucking. Reserve pumpkins at www.myconnections.church/ visit/fall-fest Spooktacular Halloween Dance: 7-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 at Southridge Recreation Center, 4800 McArthur Ranch Road, Highlands Ranch. Therapeutic Recreation Program for ages 16 and up. ISP required; parent/guardian check-in required. RSVP by Oct. 18. Volunteers needed. Contact Summer Aden at 303-471-7043 or Summer. aden@HRCAonline.org. Go to www.hrcaonline.org. Creative Movement Ballet Workshop: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 at Eastridge Recreation Center, 9568 S. University St., Highlands Ranch. Students will learn about a variety of dance concepts and will develop spatial awareness, problem solving, and strengthening of the body and brain. For
Art Exhibit: on display through Saturday, Oct. 19 at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 9203 S. University Blvd., Highlands Ranch. Works by Randi Randolph and Dianna Cooper-Ribner.
Littleton Symphony Orchestra Season-Opening Concert: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11 at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton. Go to www. littletonsymphony.org or call 303933-6824. Forest Bathing: A Guided Walk: 8-10:30 a.m. Oct. 13 at The Hudson Gardens and Event Center, 6115 S. Santa Fe Blvd., Littleton. Space is limited. Register at https://www.hudsongardens.org/ event/forest-bathing-a-guidedwalk-2/ Studies suggest that a regular practice of forest bathing may help to boost the immune system, lower stress hormones, and improve cognitive function. Cabaret: running through Oct. 13 at Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main St., Littleton. Tickets on sale at the box office, by calling 303794-2787 ext. 5, or online at TownHallArtsCenter.org. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton. Free admission. Go to bcocolorado.org. Haunts of Littleton: Family-friendly walking ghost tours Oct. 18-19, Oct. 25-26 starting at the Littleton Light Rail Station, 5277 E. Davies Drive, Centennial. Tours depart every 15 minutes starting at 7 p.m. Tickets available at LaVaca Meats. Go to www.hauntsoflittleton.org. Colorado Statewide Juried Exhibition: Dec. 3 to Jan. 16 at Arapahoe Community College Colorado Gallery of the Arts, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. Entry deadline is Oct. 31. Up to three images may be entered. Go to https://www. arapahoe.edu/2019-colorado/ submission-information for entry information. SEE CALENDAR, P27
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Take Me to the River New Orleans Live: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14 at Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. Musical history, heritage and legacy. Go to www.lonetreeartscenter.org. National Geographic Live: Social By Nature: 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 at Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. Photographer Ronan Donovan talks about his work in documenting animals and what we can learn from them. Go to www.lonetreeartscenter.org. A Paris Street Market at Park Meadows: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 near The Vistas, on the west side of Park Meadows, 8401 Park Meadows Center Drive, Lone Tree. An open-air, vintage, antique and artisan market. Call 303792-2999.
Douglas County School Board Candidate Forum: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10 at Parker Performing Arts School, 15035 Compark Blvd., Parker. Presented by The Alliance of Douglas County Charter Schools. Hear from candidates who are running for Douglas County Board of Education
director in districts A, C and F. All Douglas County voters welcome. RSVP and send questions for the candidates to http://bit. ly/dougcoallianceforum. Homestead Acts: 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Parker Library, 20105 E. Mainstreet, Parker. After the Revolution, the United States began to expand rapidly. The Louisiana Purchase doubled the size of the country and the citizens were moving west. The government had to distribute the land as they moved west and needed to distribute more than to military veterans. A series of Homestead Acts were passed to orderly distribute the land.
Jedi Academy: 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 12 at Douglas County Libraries in Roxborough, 8357 N. Rampart Range Rd Ste. 200. Origami and paper projects. Costumes encouraged. All ages. Register at 303-791-7323 or DCL.org. Editor’s note: Calendar submissions must be received by noon Wednesday for publication the following week. To place a calendar item, go to eventlink.coloradocommunitymedia. com.
Science fiction, fantasy and horror in the Rockies 51st MileHiCon literary convention features authors, artists and programs from Oct. 18-20 STAFF REPORT
More than 100 science fiction, fantasy and horror authors, artists and other participants will speak and autograph books at the 51st annual MileHiCon literary convention Oct. 18-20 at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center, 7800 E. Tufts Ave, Denver. The convention will feature authors, artists, speakers and programming on every aspect of the science fiction and fantasy genres, including the largest science fiction/fantasy art show and auction in Colorado, roundthe-clock gaming, a vendors room full of science fiction, fantasy and horror-related items a CosPlay (costume) contest and Critter
Crunch (robotic sumo wrestling). More than 60 authors will participate in a mass author autograph session on Oct. 19, and a literacy auction with hundreds of donated items will benefit a Denver-based charity literacy program. More than 200 programs include sessions on writing, publishing, artist demonstrations, hands-on workshop, science presentations, autograph sessions, kids’ programming, CosPlay, gaming and more. In addition, more than 100 science fiction, fantasy and horror authors, artists, speakers, and performers will read from works in-progress and discuss various aspects of writing, publishing, themes and more. This year’s guests of honor are author Marie Brennan (www. swantower.com), author Angela Roquet (www.angelaroquet.com), artist Elizabeth Leggett (www. archwayportico.com), and toastmaster will be author Carol Berg (www.carolberg.com). A list of participants and ticket information are available at www. milehicon.org.
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SPORTS STUDENT-ATHLETE STUDENT ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT
Senior does her part for tradition Q&A with Dalton Who is your favorite athlete and why? Chiaka Ogbogu, She played at the University of Texas with my sister and is on the U.S. national team now. She played in the middle and I used to play in the middle and I can relate to her. What is your favorite class in school and why? I really like social media and business, I like the teacher a lot. That’s kind of what I want to do in marketing. What do you like to do away from sports and school? I have a job. I work at a pizza place. I’m a busser. Pizza is not my favorite anymore. What are your plans after high school? I have committed to Washington State and I am thinking communications for a major and minoring in marketing. PHOTO BY JIM BENTON
Julianna Dalton is member of family with strong history in sport BY JIM BENTON JBENTON@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM
ulianna Dalton, a 6-foot-4 senior at Chaparral, deals with the question all the time. She is continually asked if she plays basketball. Dalton is one of the state’s premier volleyball players and has never played competitive basketball. “No, all my brothers do but I do not play basketball,” said Dalton. “My sisters played volleyball and I grew up watching it. I grew up in a gym. Both of them (sisters) were pretty good in high school. “ It’s a Dalton family tradition to play
volleyball. Nichole Dalton, who played collegiately at Texas, was a standout on the 2010 and 2011 state championship Chaparral teams. Karlie Dalton, who played at Benedictine College, was on the 2010 team. Juliana’s younger sister, Katie, is a sophomore this season on the Chap team. And cousin Emma Ammerman is also on the Chaparral team this season. “They (sisters) won two championships here and they both went and played in college, so watching them was inspiring when I was young,” added Dalton, who helped Chaparral to a runnerup finish in last season’s state tournament. “I just want to make the team this year as best as it can be.”
COACH’S TAKE: ‘This is her fourth year on varsity and she has contributed the past three years. The more she has done training in club, the more she has improved here. She is a leader emotionally on the court as well as physically.’ Amanda West, Chaparral head girls volleyball coach
Which is tougher — to block or get a kill at the net? You get more kills than you do blocks, but blocking is probably the hardest skill. Blocking is easier because I am tall. What is your favorite movie? “The Notebook.” It’s my mom’s favorite movie. Whenever she watches it, I watch it. It’s a sad love story. What is your favorite song? “One Man Band” by Old Dominion. I like country. What is your favorite high school volleyball moment so far? It was the state semifinal match last year (3-2 win over Cherokee Trail). Being down 0-2 and we came back to win. Have a suggestion for whom to feature in Student-Athlete Spotlight? Email Jim Benton at email@example.com
Key stats | After 14 matches this season, Dalton had 119 kills, 21 service aces, a team-high 36 blocks, 91 digs and 14 assists.
5A football teams get down to league business
t is now crunch time for Class 5A football teams who have completed non-league schedules and jumped into league play last weekend. The names of the leagues are confusing because of the realignment every two years, but it is clear that there will be some upcoming important league games. There is no way that I am going to get into predictions but rather offer some observations. Valor Christian, which has won five of the past seven state titles in 5A and eight overall state titles covering all classes, has to be considered the favorite in the 5A Metro South League. After the non-league schedule, the Eagles were averaging 389 yards of total offense sparked OVERTIME by league rushing leader Gavin Sawchuk, and had forced 11 takeaways with 12 quarterback sacks. Castle View, off to a 4-1 non-league Jim Benton start, opened the league season with a game against Valor on Oct. 4. Valor has a combined overall record of 19-0 against the other five teams in 5A Metro South League. Winless Highlands Ranch was one team looking forward to the league campaign after a tough non-league schedule with games against elite teams Eaglecrest, Grandview, Regis Jesuit, Columbine and Pomona. Legend and Regis were both undefeated with 5-0 records heading into 5A South play but there was one big difference. Regis is used to being a high-profile team, while Legend is enjoying its best start in school history and treading into new territory. The Raiders had the league’s passing leader in quarterback Nico Marchiol, who has helped raise the team’s total offense to 400.2 yards per game heading into the first week of the league schedule. Legend was averaging 386.8 yards per game with the league’s leading rusher in Blake Rarog. A showdown between Regis and Legend is set for Oct. 11 at Echo Park Automotive Stadium and could decide the league title. SEE BENTON, P29
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Need: Teachers or teachers at heart to lead or assist during outdoor field trips at CALF’s Lowell Ranch. Weekdays. Opportunities available April through October. Requirements: Must be available during the week between 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Background check. We provide the training. Contact: Kim Roth, 303-688-1026 or kim@ thecalf.org www.thecalf.org Colorado Agricultural Leadership Foundation: connecting People to Agriculture through authentic educational programs and community projects. Need: Regular care and feeding of CALF’s livestock. This is the perfect opportunity to learn if your children are truly passionate about owning and caring for an animal. Once per week. Morning or evening shifts available. Requirements: None. We will train you. Contact: Brooke Fox, 303-688-1026 or firstname.lastname@example.org, www.thecalf.org Colorado Humane Society: Handles animal abuse and neglect cases. Need: Volunteers to care for pregnant cats, dogs and their litters, as well as homes for cats and dogs that require socializing or that are recovering from surgery or injuries. Contact: Teresa Broaddus, 303-961-3925
Colorado Refugee English as a Second Language Program: Teaches English to recently arrived refugees, who have fled war or persecution in their home country. In Colorado, refugees are from Afghanistan, Burma, Bhutan, Somalia, Iraq, Eritrea and D.R. Congo, among others. Need: Volunteers to teach English. Tutoring takes place in the student’s home. Refugees live throughout Denver, but the largest concentrations are in Thornton, near 88th Avenue and Washington Street, and in east Denver/Aurora, near Colfax Avenue and Yosemite Street. Other Details: Tutors do not need to speak the student’s language. Most participants are homebound women and small children, adults who are disabled, and senior citizens. Many are not literate in their first language, and remain isolated from American culture. Requirements: Volunteers must attend training at Emily Griffith Technical College in downtown Denver. Sessions take place every 6-8 weeks. Go to www.refugee-esl. org for information and volunteer application. Contact: Sharon McCreary, 720-423-4843 or email@example.com. Court Appointed Special Advocates: Works with abused and neglected children in Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert and Lincoln counties. Need: Advocates for children, to get to know, speak up for and ensure their best interests in court SEE VOLUNTEERS, P30
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The 5A Metro East League is loaded with good teams as the six schools combined for a 26-4 nonleague record. Cherry Creek, Grandview and Eaglecrest were all 5-0 when league play opened. This is an understatement, but there will be plenty of key games on the schedule in the next few weeks. Grandview opened the 5A Metro East league campaign with a 14-11 win over Eaglecrest on Oct. 3, and Creek ends the regular season with games against Eaglecrest, Cherokee Trail and Grandview. Columbine and Ralston Valley were unbeaten heading into the 5A Metro West league play, but this is also a tough league and is hard to select a favorite with Lakewood and Pomona the other top teams. Columbine, No. 1 in the Sept. 30 CHSAA.com poll, and Ralston Valley, ranked fifth, are explosive teams. The Rebels, before last weekend’s game, were averaging 293.4 yards rushing, 384.6 yards total offense and scoring 43 points a game. Ralston Valley was passing for 238.2 yards each contest with 392.8 yards of total offense and scoring at a 43.2 clip. Both teams, however, should watch out for Pomona, which has won one 5A state championship and two runner-up state trophies, in the past five seasons.
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Honor roll Each week, performances of South Metro athletes and teams will be highlighted. This week’s performances were selected from games, matches and meets between Sept. 27 and Oct. 3. Merich Stenberg had an interception with less than two minutes remaining to end a Castle View drive and preserve a 34-27 football win for Legend in a Sept. 27 game. Junior Connor Eise rushed for 138 yards and two touchdowns for the Titans. Chris Cornn scored twice and had two assists for six points and the Ponderosa senior helped the Mustangs notch a 5-1 soccer win over Douglas County on Oct. 1. Senior Brandon Belgrave averaged 13.2 yards a carry as he gained 119 yards and scored three TDs in Lutheran’s 40-7 football victory over Falcon on Sept. 27. Katie Dack-Howell went 3-for-4 and had four runs batted in while Audrey Burt pitched three hitless innings of relief to earn the save as the Rock Canyon softball team downed Castle View, 12-3, on Oct. 2. ThunderRidge senior Brent Huber passed for 152 yards and one TD and he ran for 147 yards and a score in the Grizzlies’ 24-7 win over Doherty on Sept. 26. Jim Benton is a sports writer for Colorado Community Media. He has been covering sports in the Denver area since 1968. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 303-5664083.
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Douglas County Notice
Public Trustees PUBLIC NOTICE
Public Notice NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING A public hearing will be held on November 12, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. before the Douglas County Board of County Commissioners, in the Commissioners Hearing Room, 100 Third Street, Castle Rock, CO. The hearing is for the second and final reading of the proposed adoption of the Fire Code: 2018 International Fire Code, 2018 International Fire Code Appendix B and 2018 International Fire Code Appendix C, as amended. ORDINANCE NO. O-019-002 THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF THE COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, COLORADO AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE 2018 EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE SUBJECT TO THE AMENDMENTS AS SET FORTH IN ATTACHMENT 1 AND APPENDICES B AND C AND REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS IN CONFLICT THEREWITH WHEREAS, Section 30-15-401.5(1), C.R.S., authorizes the Board of County Commissioners to adopt ordinances to provide for minimum safety standards, and; WHEREAS, Section 30-15-401.5(3), C.R.S., authorizes the Board of County Commissioners to adopt fire code provisions for the unincorporated areas of Douglas County, and; WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 30-15-401.5(2), C.R.S., the Board of County Commissioners has appointed a permanent commission, known as the Fire Code Adoption and Revision Commission, for the purpose of reviewing and making recommendations for the adoption of a fire code, and; WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 30-15-401.5(2), C.R.S., the Board of County Commissioners has received a recommendation from the Fire Code Adoption and Revision Commission, and; WHEREAS, after receiving the recommendations of the Fire Code Adoption and Revision Commission and duly considering the same, the Board of County Commissioners of Douglas County desires to adopt by reference the 2018 International Fire Code (“IFC”) in its entirety, except as modified herein, to protect the safety and welfare of the citizens of Douglas County; and NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF DOUGLAS COUNTY as follows: A. The Board of County Commissioners hereby approves the 2018 IFC, subject to the Amendments set forth in Attachment 1 and Appendices B and C. B. The following properties shall be exempt from IFC coverage, except as provided in Subsection 102.5, as amended herein: 1. Detached one or two-family dwellings; 2. Factory built housing units certified by the State of Colorado; 3. Factory built housing units constructed to federal standards; 4. Buildings or structures accessory to a dwelling or other allowed private use; or used exclusively for private agricultural purposes; and 5. Residential developments containing or creating three or fewer lots or parcels. C. The provisions of the International Fire Code, as adopted herein, and from the date on which this ordinance shall take effect, shall be controlling within the limits of the Fire Protection Districts of Castle Rock, North Fork, South Metro Fire Rescue, Franktown, Jackson 105, Larkspur, West Douglas, Mountain Communities and West Metro Fire Rescue, along with the Metropolitan Districts of Highlands Ranch, Roxborough Park and Castle Pines and those areas of unincorporated Douglas County not included within a fire protection district. The Fire Code shall be enforced by the chief, commander or designated representative of each fire protection department or district specified in Section 1, or by the Board of County Commissioners in areas not included within a fire protection district. D. Should any section, clause, sentence, or part of this Ordinance be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be unconstitutional or invalid, the same shall not affect, impair or invalidate the ordinance as a whole or any part thereof other than the part so declared to be invalid. E. All ordinances and/or resolutions, including Ordinance No. O-016-001, or parts or ordinances and/or resolutions, which are inconsistent with the provisions of this ordinance, are hereby repealed, except that this repeal shall not affect or prevent the prosecution or punishment of any person for any act done or committed in violation of any ordinance hereby repealed prior to the effective date of this ordinance. ATTACHMENT 1 TO ORDINANCE NO. O-019-002 Amendments to the 2018 International Fire Code Section 1. Adoption of the International Fire Code. That certain document, three (3) copies of which are filed in the office of the Douglas County Clerk & Recorder, being marked and designated as the International Fire Code, 2018 edition, including Appendix Chapters B and C as published by the International Code Council and amended by Douglas County, be and is hereby adopted by the Board of County Commissioners as the Douglas County Fire Code, regulating and governing the safeguarding of life and property from fire and explosion hazards arising from the storage, handling and use of hazardous substances, materials and devices, and from conditions hazardous to life or property in the occupancy of buildings and premises as herein provided; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of said Fire Code are hereby referred to, adopted, and made a part hereof, as if fully set out in this ordinance, with the additions, insertions, deletions and changes prescribed in Section 2 of this Ordinance. Section 2. Additions, Insertions, Deletions and Changes. The following sections of the Fire Code are hereby revised as follows: Subsection 101.1 is amended to read as follows: 101.1 Title. These regulations shall be known as the Fire Code of Douglas County, hereinafter referred to as “this code”. Subsection 102.5 is amended to read as follows: 102.5 Application of this code to residential properties and construction. Where buildings, structures and portions thereof are designed and constructed in accordance with the International Residential Code, the provisions of this code shall apply only as follows: 1. Provisions of this code pertaining to fire apparatus access roads, water supplies and fire flow requirements apply to community fire protection for residential developments in which four (4) or more new lots or parcels are created but shall not apply to individual structures and properties within those residential developments, except when specifically required and approved by the Board of County Commissioners as a condition of the planned development process. Requirements for fire apparatus
access roads for new residential development apply per Subsections 503.1 and 503.2 as amended herein. Water supplies and fire flow requirements for new residential development, where adequate and reliable water supplies exist and in which four (4) or more new lots or parcels are created, apply per Subsection 507.1, 507.3 and 507.5 as amended herein. 2. Construction permits for fire protection systems and associated equipment in the interior or exterior of the structure, not including dwelling unit fire sprinkler systems installed in accordance with IRC Section P2904.
Parker NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2019-0158 To Whom It May Concern: On 7/31/2019 1:48:00 PM 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.
A new Subsection 102.13 is enacted to read as follows: 102.13 Douglas County Regulations. Where any of the provisions of this code are in conflict with any Douglas County code, standard or other adopted regulation, the Douglas County provisions shall control. The Douglas County Wildfire Mitigation Standards shall govern in lieu of the International Wildland-Urban Interface Code. References within this code to the International Wildland-Urban Interface Code shall not apply.
Original Grantor: ARKESHA ELLIOTT Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR FAIRWAY INDEPENDENT MORTGAGE CORPORATION, ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: COLORADO HOUSING AND FINANCE AUTHORITY Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 6/8/2018 Recording Date of DOT: 6/11/2018 Reception No. of DOT: 2018035130 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $218,762.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $216,940.96
Subsection 105.7.21 is amended to read as follows: 105.7.21 Solar Photovoltaic Power Systems. A building permit is required to install or modify solar photovoltaic power systems. Maintenance performed in accordance with the International Building Code or International Residential Code as amended and adopted by Douglas County is not considered to be a modification and does not require a permit.
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: Borrower's failure to make timely payments as required under the Evidence of Debt and Deed of Trust.
Subsection 105.7.26 add new subsection to read as follows: 105.7.26 Electrified fences on commercial property. A construction permit is required to install or modify an electrified fence on commercial property regardless of the height of the fence.
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3. Administrative and maintenance provisions shall apply. Operational permit requirements shall apply only as follows: a. Amusement buildings per Subsection 105.6.2. b. Open burning per Subsection 105.6.32. c. Explosives per Subsection105.6.14. d. Carnivals and fairs per Subsection 105.6.4. e. LP-gas per Subsection 105.6.27. f. Temporary membrane structures and tents greater than 2,500 sq. ft.
Subsection 109.1 is amended to read as follows: 109.1 Board of appeals established. In order to hear and decide appeals of orders, decisions or determinations made by the fire code official relative to the application and interpretation of this code, there shall be created a Regional Fire Code Board of Appeals (“board”) by the entry of various fire districts into an intergovernmental agreement (“IGA”). The board of appeals shall be appointed through the operation of the IGA. The fire code official shall be an ex officio member of said board but shall have no vote on any matter before the board. The board shall adopt rules of procedure for conducting its business and shall render all decisions and findings in writing to the appellant with a duplicate copy to the fire code official. The Douglas County Board of County Commissioners shall be notified of all appointments made to the board. Said notification shall be in writing and shall be given within 30 days of said appointment(s). Upon 30 days written notice, the County may elect to withdraw from the use of the board at any time and for any reason. Subsection 110.4 is amended to read as follows: 110.4 Violation penalties. Persons who shall violate a provision of this code or shall fail to comply with any of the requirements thereof or who shall erect, install, alter, repair or perform work in violation of the approved construction documents or directive of the fire code official, or of a permit or certificate used under provisions of this code, shall be subject to fine and/or imprisonment up to the maximum specified in Section 30-15-402, C.R.S. Each day that a violation continues after due notice has been served shall be deemed a separate offense. Subsection 112.4 is amended to read as follows: 112.4 Failure to comply. Any person who shall continue any work after having been served with a stop work order, except such work as that person is directed to perform to remove a violation or unsafe condition, shall be subject to fine and/or imprisonment up to the maximum specified in section 30-15-402, C.R.S. Section 202 General Definitions Fire Apparatus Access Road- is amended to read as follows: Fire apparatus access road - Any improved surface, designed or ordinarily used for vehicular travel that provides fire apparatus access, including fire lanes, public or private streets, and parking lot lanes. Fire Apparatus Access Road shall not include a private residential driveway, or a private residential shared driveway as defined herein. Residential Driveway – Add new definition to read as follows: Residential Driveway – A vehicular access for private use that serves one lot or parcel connecting a house, garage, or other allowed use to the public or private road. Residential Shared Driveway – Add new definition to read as follows: Residential Shared Driveway – A vehicular access for private use that may serve no more than three lots or parcels for the purpose(s) of ingress and egress to buildings structures or other allowed use. Subsection 503.1 is amended to read as follows: 503.1 Where required. Fire apparatus access roads shall be provided and maintained in accordance with Sections 503.1.1 through 503.1.3 and the Douglas County Roadway Design and Construction Standards (“the Standards”). Should any provision of the fire code conflict with the Standards, the Standards shall control. Where the Standards are silent with respect to fire apparatus access roads, the Douglas County Public Works Engineering Director shall make the final determination based on fire code official input as to whether Sections 503.1.1 through 503.1.3 of the fire code shall apply. Subsection 503.2 is amended to read as follows: 503.2 Specifications. Fire apparatus access roads shall be designed and installed in accordance with the Douglas County Roadway Design and Construction Standards (“the Standards”). Should any provision of the fire code conflict with the Standards, the Standards shall control. Where the Standards are silent with respect to roads, both public and private, the Douglas County Public Works Engineering Director shall make the final determination, based on fire code official input. For fire apparatus access, other than roads, both public and private, such as fire lanes and parking lot lanes, Sections 503.2.1 through 503.2.8 of the fire code shall apply. Subsection 503.2.2 is amended to read as follows: 503.2.2 Authority. The Douglas County Public Works Engineering Director is the authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) and shall have the authority to review, permit, inspect and approve all fire apparatus access roads, public or private, in unincorporated Douglas County. For fire apparatus access, other than roads and private residential driveways, both public and private, such as fire lanes and parking lot lanes, the fire code official is the AHJ. Continued to Next Page
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 4-102, 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, AS AMENDED BY THAT CERTAIN FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE CONDOMINIUM DECLARATION OF IRONSTONE CONDOMINIUMS AT STROH RANCH RECORDED JANUARY 30, 2006 AT RECEPTION NO. 2006008501 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: 12766 Ironstone Way #102 , 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, November 20, 2019, 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. If the sale date is continued to a later date, the deadline to file a notice of intent to cure by those parties entitled to cure may also be extended. First Publication: 9/26/2019 Last Publication: 10/24/2019 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 8/5/2019 CHRISTINE DUFFY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee
The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is:
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Douglas County Notice Continued From Last Page: Page 2 of 2 Subsection 503.4.1 is amended to read as follows: 503.4.1 Traffic calming devices. During design and prior to construction of traffic calming devices, fire code official review and comments shall be requested and considered by Douglas County. Subsection 507.1 Required water supply. Exceptions are added to read as follows: Exceptions: 1. Individual residential lots, parcels and developments legally in existence prior to the adoption of this code. 2. Developments containing or creating 3 or fewer residential lots or parcels. 3. Buildings or structures accessory to a dwelling or other allowed private use; or used exclusively for private agricultural purposes. 4. Developments subject to the Douglas County Standard for Water Supplies for Rural Fire Fighting.
Dated: 8/5/2019 CHRISTINE DUFFY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee
3. A fire alarm system is not required in buildings that do not have interior corridors serving dwelling units, provided that dwelling units either have a means of egress door opening directly to an exterior exit access that leads directly to the exits or are served by open-ended corridors designed in accordance with Section 1026.6, Exception 4, items 4.2 or 4.5. Section 1204 is amended to read as follows: Solar photovoltaic power systems. Solar photovoltaic power systems shall be installed in accordance with the International Building Code as amended, the International Residential Code as amended, and NFPA 70. Subsection 3103.6 add sentence to end of paragraph. Tents that utilize a water ballast system shall require a written analysis from a structural engineer demonstrating the ability to resist the wind load established by the jurisdiction where the tent is to be located.
Subsection 507.3 is amended to read as follows: 507.3 Fire flow. Fire flow requirements for buildings or portions of buildings and facilities shall be determined in accordance with Appendix B of this code as amended or a method approved by the fire code official and Douglas County. Where an existing water supply for firefighting is not available within two road miles of the vehicular entrance of any parcel, the Douglas County Standard for Water Supplies for Rural Fire Fighting shall apply. Residential developments legally in existence at the time of the adoption of this code are not required to provide minimum water supplies or upgrade existing water supplies to meet this code. Non-residential developments and multifamily developments legally in existence at the time of the adoption of this code are not required to provide minimum water supplies or upgrade existing water supplies to meet this code, unless there is a change of use or occupancy. Fire flow requirements shall not apply to individual residential lots, parcels or developments listed as exceptions in subsection 507.1.
Subsection 3105.5 Item number 1 add new 1.7 to read as follows: 1.7. Temporary special event structures that utilize a water ballast system shall require a written analysis from a structural engineer demonstrating the ability to resist the wind load established by the jurisdiction where the structure is to be located.
Subsection 507.5 is amended to read as follows: 507.5 Fire hydrant systems. Fire hydrant systems shall comply with Sections 507.5.1 through 507.5.6, and Appendix C of this code as amended, or the Douglas County Standard for Water Supplies for Rural Fire Fighting where applicable. The following locations shall not be subject to the standards contained in these Sections and/or Appendix C:
Subsection 5704.2.9.6.1 is amended to read as follows: 5704.2.9.6.1 Locations of above-ground tanks. Above-ground tanks shall be located in accordance with this section.
1. Fire apparatus access roads not having an existing water line, except when a new water line is installed to serve commercial or residential development or to convey water to another location. 2. Where access to sufficient water flow is unavailable as determined by the fire code official and the building official. Subsection 507.5.1 is amended to read as follows: 507.5.1 Where required. Where a portion of the facility or building hereafter constructed or moved into or within the jurisdiction is more than 400 feet (122 m) from a hydrant on a fire apparatus access road, as measured by an approved route around the exterior of the facility or building, on-site fire hydrants and mains shall be provided where required by the fire code official and the building official. Exceptions: 1. [No Change] 2. [No Change] Subsection 510.1 Emergency responder radio coverage in new buildings. Exception 4 is added to read as follows: Exceptions: 1. [No Change] 2. [No Change] 3. [No Change] 4. One and two-family dwellings and townhouses. Section 610 Electrified fences on commercial property. Add new Section to read as follows: 610.1 General. Electrified fences on commercial property shall be permitted in accordance with Section 105.7.26 and comply with the provisions of 610.2 through 610.6. 610.2 Components. Electrified fences on commercial property shall be installed with components manufactured and listed for use in such installations to ensure they do not pose a significant life-safety risk to humans. 610.3 Clearance from combustibles. Combustible materials including vegetation capable of being ignited shall be prohibited within 10’ (minimum) of electrified fences, unless limited by lot lines or as otherwise approved by the Fire Code Official. 610.4 Disconnecting means. A means shall be provided outside the electrified fence for emergency responders to disconnect power to electrified fences on commercial property to provide access to the site. The type and location of the disconnecting means shall be approved by the Building Code Official and the Fire Code Official. 610.4.1 Disconnecting means identification. The means provided to disconnect power to electrified fences on commercial property shall be approved by the Fire Code Official. 610.5 Fire apparatus access roads. Fire apparatus access roads shall be maintained in accordance with Section 503 as amended. 610.6 Warning signs. Outward-facing warning signs shall be posted in a conspicuous manner at intervals of not less than thirty (30) feet on electrified fences on commercial property. The warning signs shall have a minimum letter size of two (2) inches and shall include the international symbol for high voltage. Subsection 1101.1 is amended to read as follows: 1101.1 Scope. Where required by the fire code official and the building official, the provisions of this chapter shall apply to existing buildings constructed prior to this code. Exceptions: 1. One and two-family dwellings and townhouses. Subsection 1103.2 is amended to read as follows: 1103.2 Emergency responder radio coverage in existing buildings. Where required by the fire code official and the building official, existing buildings that do not have approved radio coverage for emergency responders within the building based upon the existing coverage levels of the public safety communications systems of the jurisdiction at the exterior of the building, shall be equipped with such coverage according to one of the following: 1. Whenever an existing wired communication system cannot be repaired or is being replaced, or where not approved in accordance with Section 510.1, Exception 1. 2. Within a timeframe established by Douglas County. Exception: Where it is determined by the fire code official or the building official that the radio coverage system is not needed. Subsection 1103.5.1 is amended to read as follows: 1103.5.1 Group A-2. Where alcoholic beverages are consumed in a Group A-2 occupancy having an occupant load of 300 or more, the fire area containing the Group A-2 occupancy shall be equipped with an automatic sprinkler system in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1. The fire code official shall work directly with the building owner to establish the scope of the work required and a reasonable timeframe to bring the building into compliance not to exceed one year from the formal written notification from the fire code official of this requirement. Subsection 1103.7.6 is amended to read as follows: 1103.7.6 Group R-2. A manual and automatic fire alarm system that activates the occupant notification system in accordance with Section 907.6 shall be installed in existing Group R-2 occupancies more than three stories in height or with more than 16 dwelling or sleeping units. Exceptions: 1. [No Change] 2. [No Change]
Subsection 5601.1.3 Fireworks Exception 4 is amended to read as follows: Exceptions: 1. [No Change] 2. [No Change] 3. [No Change] 4. The possession, storage, sale, handling and use of permissible fireworks as defined by Section 12-28-101, C.R.S.
Subsection 5706.2.4.4 Locations where above ground tanks are prohibited, is hereby deleted APPENDICES B AND C in its entirety. TO ORDINANCE O-019-002 Subsection 5806.2 Limitations, is hereby deletedNO. in its entirety. Subsection 6104.2 Maximum capacity within established limits, is hereby deleted in its entirety. Only those appendix chapters of the 2018 International Fire Code listed herein are adopted as follows: APPENDICES B AND C TO ORDINANCE NO. O-019-002 APPENDIX B, Fire-Flow Requirements for Buildings. Only those appendix chapters of the 2018 International Fire Code listed herein are adopted as follows: Subsection B103.3 is amended to read as follows: APPENDIX B, Fire-Flow Requirements for Buildings. B103.3 Areas without water supply systems. In rural and suburban areas in which adequate reliableto water systems do not exist, the International Fire Code as Subsection B103.3 is and amended readsupply as follows: B103.3 Areas amended without water In rural and areasofficial in which and relishall supply apply. systems. When agreed upon bysuburban the fire code andadequate the building able water supply systems not exist, International Code asRating amended shall apply. When official, NFPAdo1141, NFPAthe 1142, ISO Fire Fire Suppression Schedule or other agreed upon by the firemethod code official the to building official, NFPA 1141, NFPA 1142, ISO Fire Supapproved may beand utilized determine fire flow requirements. pression Rating Schedule or other approved method may be utilized to determine fire flow requirements. Table B105.2 is amended as follows: Table B105.2 is amended as follows:
Table B105.2 REQUIRED FIRE FLOW FOR BUILDINGS OTHER THAN ONE AND Table B105.2 TWO-FAMILY DWELLINGS, GROUP R-3 OTHER AND R-4THAN BUILDINGS AND REQUIRED FIRE FLOW FOR BUILDINGS ONE AND TWO-FAMILY DWELLINGS, GROUPTOWNHOUSES R-3 AND R-4 BUILDINGS AND TOWNHOUSES
The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: ELIZABETH S MARCUS Colorado Registration #: 16092 9800 S. MERIDIAN BLVD. SUITE 400, ENGLEWOOD, COLORADO 80112 Phone #: (303) 706-9990 Fax #: (303) 706-9994 Attorney File #: 19-022083
*YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2019-0158 First Publication: 9/26/2019 Last Publication: 10/24/2019 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Parker NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2019-0161 To Whom It May Concern: On 7/31/2019 1:45:00 PM 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: TIMOTHY FRANCIS SAVOY AND DONNA MECHE SAVOY Original Beneficiary: NEW CENTURY MORTGAGE CORPORATION Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO BANK MINNESOTA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE F/K/A NORWEST BANK MINNESOTA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR MORGAN STANLEY DEAN WITTER CAPITAL I INC. TRUST 2002-NC3 Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 5/30/2002 Recording Date of DOT: 6/3/2002 Reception No. of DOT: 02052403 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $295,950.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $217,006.63
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.
AUTOMATIC SPRINKER SYSTEM (Design Standard) No automatic sprinkler system
MINIMUM FIRE FLOW (gallons per minute)
FLOW DURATION (hours)
Value in table B105.1(2)
Duration in Table B105.1(2)
Section 903.3.1.1 of the International Fire Code
50% of the value in TableB105.1(2)a
Duration in TableB105.1(2) at the reduced flow rate
The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust.
Section 903.3.1.2 of the International Fire Code
75% of the value in TableB105.1(2)b
Duration in TableB105.1(2) at the reduced flow rate
Legal Description of Real Property:
For SI: SI: 1 1 gallon L/m For gallonper perminute minute= =3.785 3.785 L/m a. The flow bebe notnot lessless thanthan 1,0001,000 gallons per minute a. Thereduced reducedfire fire flowshall shall gallons per minute b. The flow bebe notnot lessless thanthan 1,5001,500 gallons per minute b. Thereduced reducedfire fire flowshall shall gallons per minute APPENDIX C, Fire-Hydrant Locations and and Distribution. APPENDIX C, Fire-Hydrant Locations Distribution. Subsection C103.1 is deleted andand replaced asasfollows: Subsection C103.1 is deleted replaced follows: C103.1 Fire hydrants available. Where existing water supplies permit, as determined by the fire code official and building official, the minimum number and distribution of fire hydrants available to a buildC103.1 Fire hydrants available. Where existing supplies permit, as determined by ing, complex, or subdivision shall not be less than that listedwater in Table C105.1. the fire code official and building official, the minimum number and distribution of fire availabledo to not a building, subdivision shall be notconstrued be less thansothat Where existinghydrants water supplies permit, complex, nothing inorthis section shall as listed to require in aTable C105.1. the presence of minimum number and distribution of fire hydrants as set forth in Table C105.1. For the purpose of a complex or subdivision, fire hydrant number and distribution requirements in Table C105.1 are to be applied to fire apparatus access roads and perimeter public streets from which fire operation could be conducted. Section 3. Applicability and Enforcement: The provisions of the International Fire Code, as modified in Section 2 herein, and from the date on which this ordinance shall take effect, shall be controlling within the limits of the Fire Protection Districts of Castle Rock, North Fork, South Metro Fire Rescue, Franktown, Jackson 105, Larkspur, West Douglas, Mountain Communities and West Metro Fire Rescue, along with the Metropolitan Districts of Highlands Ranch, Roxborough Park and Castle Pines and those areas of unincorporated Douglas County not included within a fire protection district. The Fire Code shall be enforced by the chief, commander or designated representative of each fire protection department or district specified in Section 1, or by the Board of County Commissioners in areas not included within a fire protection district. Section 4. Repeal of Conflicting Ordinances, Resolutions, and Regulations: All ordinances and/ or resolutions or parts of ordinances and/or resolutions inconsistent with the provisions of this Ordinance, including Ordinance No. O-016-001, are hereby repealed, except that this repeal shall not affect or prevent the prosecution or punishment of any person for any act done or committed in violation of any ordinance hereby repealed prior to the effective date of this Ordinance. INTRODUCED, READ AND ADOPTED ON FIRST READING on September 10, 2019 ADOPTED ON SECOND AND FINAL READING, AS AMENDED, on __ and ordered published in its entirety in the Douglas County News-Press. THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF THE COUNTY OF DOUGLAS COLORADO BY: ROGER A. PARTRIDGE, Chair ATTEST: KRISTIN RANDLETT, Clerk to the Board Legal Notice No.: 935818 | First Publication: September 26, 2019 First Publication: October 24, 2019 | Publisher: Douglas County News-Press
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THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN.
LOT 2, BLOCK 4, STONEGATE FILING NO. 15-A, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 16243 Creekview Drive , 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, November 20, 2019, 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. If the sale date is continued to a later date, the deadline to file a notice of intent to cure by those parties entitled to cure may also be extended. First Publication: 9/26/2019 Last Publication: 10/24/2019 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 8/5/2019 CHRISTINE DUFFY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee
The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: JOSEPH D. DEGIORGIO Colorado Registration #: 45557 1199 BANNOCK STREET , DENVER, COLORADO 80204 Phone #: (303) 350-3711 Fax #: Attorney File #: 00000008507261
*YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website : http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2019-0161 First Publication: 9/26/2019 Last Publication: 10/24/2019 Publisher: Douglas County News Press
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October 11, 2019 Public Trustees PUBLIC NOTICE Parker NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2019-0164 To Whom It May Concern: On 7/31/2019 3:00:00 PM 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: MONA S DANIELS Original Beneficiary: U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION ND Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: US Bank National Association successor by Merger to US Bank National Association N.D. Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 9/1/2011 Recording Date of DOT: 9/7/2011 Reception No. of DOT: 2011053984 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $45,000.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $44,309.06
Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and other violations of the terms thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN.
The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property:
LOT 69, BUTTERFIELD, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO Which has the address of: 8654 N Sunburst Trl , 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, November 20, 2019, 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. If the sale date is continued to a later date, the deadline to file a notice of intent to cure by those parties entitled to cure may also be extended.
First Publication: 9/26/2019 Last Publication: 10/24/2019 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 8/5/2019 CHRISTINE DUFFY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee
The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: NICHOLE WILLIAMS Colorado Registration #: 49611 1199 BANNOCK STREET , DENVER, COLORADO 80204 Phone #: (303) 350-3711 Fax #: Attorney File #: 00000008434391
*YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website : http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2019-0164 First Publication: 9/26/2019 Last Publication: 10/24/2019 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Parker NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2019-0173 To Whom It May Concern: On 8/12/2019 4:14:00 PM 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: SETH J. STEPHENS Original Beneficiary: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 7/2/2016 Recording Date of DOT: 7/13/2016 Reception No. of DOT: 2016045596 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $38,000.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $37,999.75 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: Borrower’s failure to make timely payments as required under the Evidence of Debt and Deed of Trust.
Reception No. of DOT: 2016045596 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $38,000.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $37,999.75
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: Borrower’s failure to make timely payments as required under the Evidence of Debt and Deed of Trust. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 103, COTTONWOOD SUBDIVISION, FILING NO. 4, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 8417 Rabbitbrush Way, 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, December 4, 2019, 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. If the sale date is continued to a later date, the deadline to file a notice of intent to cure by those parties entitled to cure may also be extended. First Publication: 10/10/2019 Last Publication: 11/7/2019 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 8/13/2019 CHRISTINE DUFFY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: ELIZABETH S MARCUS Colorado Registration #: 16092 9800 S. MERIDIAN BLVD. SUITE 400, ENGLEWOOD, COLORADO 80112 Phone #: (303) 706-9990 Fax #: (303) 706-9994 Attorney File #: 19-022258 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website : http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2019-0173 First Publication: 10/10/2019 Last Publication: 11/7/2019 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Parker NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2019-0174 To Whom It May Concern: On 8/12/2019 4:15:00 PM 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: MICHAEL STEVEN MARTINEZ Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR AMERICAN FINANCING CORPORATION, ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: MIDFIRST BANK Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 5/26/2013 Recording Date of DOT: 6/11/2013 Reception No. of DOT: 2013048477 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $177,054.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $156,468.99 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: Borrower’s failure to make timely payments as required under the Evidence of Debt and Deed of Trust. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 85, COTTONWOOD SUBDIVISION FILING NO. 6A, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 8611 Bluegrass 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, December 4, 2019, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402
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, December 4, 2019, 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. If the sale date is continued to a later date, the deadline to file a notice of intent to cure by those parties entitled to cure may also be extended. First Publication: 10/10/2019 Last Publication: 11/7/2019 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 8/13/2019 CHRISTINE DUFFY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: ELIZABETH S MARCUS Colorado Registration #: 16092 9800 S. MERIDIAN BLVD. SUITE 400, ENGLEWOOD, COLORADO 80112 Phone #: (303) 706-9990 Fax #: (303) 706-9994 Attorney File #: 19-022251 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public T rustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2019-0174 First Publication: 10/10/2019 Last Publication: 11/7/2019 Publisher: Douglas County News Press
City and County Public Notice NOTICE OF HEARING BEFORE THE PLANNING COMMISSION A public hearing will be held on October 21, 2019, at 6:00 PM in the Commissioners’ Hearing Room, 100 Third St., Castle Rock, Colorado to amend the Douglas County 2030 Transportation Master Plan, a sub-element of the Douglas County 2040 Comprehensive Master Plan and consider adoption of the Douglas County 2040 Transportation Master Plan. For more information, call Douglas County Planning Services at 303-660-7460. Legal Notice No.: 935882 First Publication: October 10, 2019 Last Publication: October 10, 2019 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press Public Notice NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING A public hearing will be held on November 12, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. before the Douglas County Board of County Commissioners, in the Commissioners Hearing Room, 100 Third Street, Castle Rock, CO. The hearing is for the proposed adoption of Building Codes: 2018 International Building Code, 2018 International Building Code Appendix C, 2018 International Residential Code, 2018 International Residential Code Appendix M, 2018 International Mechanical Code, 2018 International Fuel Gas Code, 2018 International Plumbing Code, 2018 International Plumbing Code Appendix E and the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code, as amended. For more specific information, call Korby Lintz, Chief Building Official, Douglas County Building Division at 303-660-7497. Legal Notice No.: 935887 First Publication: October 10, 2019 Last Publication: November 7, 2019 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press
Misc. Private Legals Public Notice NOTICE OF PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE AT TAX LIEN SALE AND OF APPLICATION FOR ISSUANCE OF TREASURER’S DEED To Every Person in Actual Possession or Occupancy of the hereinafter Described Land, Lot or Premises, and to the Person in Whose Name the Same was Taxed or Specially Assessed, and to all Persons having an Interest or Title of Record in or to the said Premises and To Whom It May Concern, and more especially to: OCCUPANT - JOSEPH ALLAN HEIDEL & TINA M HEIDEL - CAMERON D OR NANCY I MEE - JESSE O JOHNSON - GEORGE VASILAS & KOSTA VASILAS - JOSEPH ALAN HEIDEL - JOSEPH A HEIDEL, TINA M HEIDEL, JEFFREY S BOSTON & DOROTHY M BOSTON - JOSEPH ALAN HEIDEL & TINA MARIE HEIDEL - JOSEPH ALLAN HEIDEL AKA JOSEPH ALAN HEIDEL & TINA M HEIDEL AKA TINA MARIE HEIDEL You and each of you are hereby notified that on the 20th day of October 2011 the then County Treasurer of the County of Douglas, in the State of Colorado, sold at public tax lien sale to CAMERON D OR NANCY I MEE the following
VASILAS & KOSTA VASILAS - JOSEPH ALAN HEIDEL - JOSEPH A HEIDEL, TINA M HEIDEL, JEFFREY S BOSTON & DOROTHY M BOSTON - JOSEPH ALAN HEIDEL & TINA MARIE HEIDEL - JOSEPH ALLAN HEIDEL AKA JOSEPH ALAN HEIDEL & TINA M HEIDEL AKA TINA MARIE HEIDEL
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You and each of you are hereby notified that on the 20th day of October 2011 the then County Treasurer of the County of Douglas, in the State of Colorado, sold at public tax lien sale to CAMERON D OR NANCY I MEE the following described real estate situate in the County of Douglas, State of Colorado, to wit: LOT 53 VIEW RIDGE SUBD AND THAT PORTION OF VACATED RAMONA RD RESOLUTION NO. 169577 1.223 AM/L and said County Treasurer issued a certificate of purchase therefore to CAMERON D OR NANCY I MEE. That said tax lien sale was made to satisfy the delinquent* taxes assessed against said real estate for the year 2010. That said real estate was taxed or specially assessed in the name(s) of JOSEPH ALLAN HEIDEL & TINA M HEIDEL for said year 2010 That said CAMERON D OR NANCY I MEE on the 7th day of August 2019 the present holder of said certificate, has made request upon the Treasurer of said County for a deed to said real estate; That a Treasurer’s Deed will be issued for said real estate to the said at 1:00 o’clock P.M., on the 23rd day of January 2020 unless the same has been redeemed. Said property may be redeemed from said sale at any time prior to the actual execution of said Treasurer’s Deed. Witness my hand this 10th day of October 2019 /s/ David Gill County Treasurer of Douglas County Legal Notice No.: 935881 First Publication: October 10, 2019 Last Publication: October 24, 2019 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press Public Notice DOUGLAS COUNTY, DISTRICT COURT, STATE OF COLORADO 4000 Justice Way Castle Rock, CO Douglas County, CO 80109 THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO In the Interest of: ISAAK R. MEZA, D.O.B.: 10/12/2007; DIVAJEA M. MEZA, D.O.B.: 7/15/2004; ADANESNE W. MEZA, D.O.B.: 10/12/2002, Children, And concerning: LENEICE W. MEZA, D.O.B.: 4/19/1975; Mother, AGUSTIN MEZA, D.O.B.: 5/27/1969, Father; Respondents, And KATHLEEN TAPIA, D.O.B.: 12/09/1956; (Maternal Grandmother); Special Respondent. Attorney for Department: John Thirkell, #13865 Lori Kennedy, #53479 4400 Castleton Ct. Castle Rock, CO 80109 (303) 814-5326 Fax: (303) 479-9259 firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com CASE NUMBER: 19JV172 DIVISION 7 DEPENDENCY SUMMONS This Summons is initiated pursuant to Rule 2.2 of the Colorado Rules of Juvenile Procedure, Rule 4 of the Colorado Rules of Civil Procedure, and Section 19-3-503, C.R.S. 2019. TO: AGUSTIN MEZA D.O.B.: 5/27/1969 TO THE RESPONDENT NAMED ABOVE: You are hereby notified that a petition has been filed which alleges that the above-named children are dependent or neglected as per the facts set forth in the Dependency and Neglect Petition, a copy of which may be obtained at the office of the Douglas County Attorney’s Office. A Permanency Planning Hearing, Default Hearing and Truancy Hearing have been set for October 28, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. in Division 7, Douglas County District Court, 4000 Justice Way, Castle Rock, Colorado, 80109. Your presence before this court is required to defend against the claims in this petition. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR, THE COURT WILL PROCEED IN YOUR ABSENCE, WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE, TO CONDUCT AN ADJUDICATORY HEARING AND MAY ENTER A JUDGMENT BY DEFAULT THEREBY ADJUDICATING YOUR CHILD AS A DEPENDENT OR NEGLECTED CHILD. You have the right to request a trial by jury at the adjudicatory stage of this petition. You also have the right to legal representation at every stage of the proceedings by counsel of your own choosing, or if you are without sufficient financial means, appointment of counsel by the Court. Termination of your parent-child legal relationship to free your children for adoption is a possible remedy in this proceeding. If that remedy is pursued, you are entitled to a hearing before a Judge. You also have the right, if you are indigent, to have the Court appoint, at no expense to you, one expert witness of your own choosing at any hearing on the termination of your parent-child relationship. If you are a minor, you have the right to the appointment of a Guardian ad litem to represent your best interests. You have the right to have this matter heard by a district court judge rather than by the magistrate. You may waive that right, and in doing so, you will be bound by the findings and recommendations of the magistrate, subject to review as provided by sec. 19-1-108(5.5), C.R.S. 2019, and subsequently, to the right of appeal as
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choosing at any hearing on the termination of your parent-child relationship. If you are a minor, you have the right to the appointment of a Guardian ad litem to represent your best interests.
You have the right to have this matter heard by a district court judge rather than by the magistrate. You may waive that right, and in doing so, you will be bound by the findings and recommendations of the magistrate, subject to review as provided by sec. 19-1-108(5.5), C.R.S. 2019, and subsequently, to the right of appeal as provided by Colorado Appellate Rule 3.4.
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This summons is being initiated by the Douglas County Department of Human Services through its counsel. Dated: October 1, 2019 /s/ Lori Kennedy Lori Kennedy, #53479 Assistant Douglas County Attorney Legal Notice No.: 935889 First Publication: October 10, 2019 Last Publication: October 10, 2019 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press Public Notice PUBLIC NOTICE CONCERNING DOUGLAS COUNTY’S COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) Updated 2015 CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION REPORT (CAPER)
Douglas County has prepared an update to the 2015 CAPER for the 2018 program year, which evaluates overall progress in addressing priorities and specific objectives identified in the 20142018 Douglas County Consolidated Plan and 2015 Annual Action Plan. This report summarizes CDBG project accomplishments and provides a financial summary of the active CDBG programs. The County invites public review of this document beginning October 10, 2019 and ending October 25, 2019. The CAPER is submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in accordance with program regulations. The report is accessible on Douglas County’s website. Hard copies are located at Douglas County, 100 Third St., Castle Rock, and any of the Douglas County Library Reference Desks. To provide comments contact Tina Dill at 303 660-7460, firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail written comments to 100 Third Street, Castle Rock, CO 80104. Reasonable accommodations can be provided to individuals with disabilities or those who do not speak English to ensure meaningful review of this document. Arrangements for accommodations are to be made in advance and may include TDD/TTY/Relay number and the use of interpreters as needed. Legal Notice No.: 935908 First Publication: October 10, 2019 First Publication: October 10, 2019 Publisher: Douglas County News Press
Public Notice REFERENTE AL PAQUETE DE SUBVENCIONES PARA EL DESARROLLO COMUNITARIO DEL CONDADO DE DOUGLAS (CDBG por sus siglas en inglés) INFORME CONSOLIDADO ANUAL EVALUATIVO DEL DESEMPEÑO (CAPER por sus siglas en inglés) Revisado 2015
El Condado de Douglas ha preparado una revisión al CAPER del 2015 para el programa del año 2018, el cual evalúa el progreso en general para abordar prioridades y objetivos específicos identificados en el plan consolidado del Condado de Douglas 2014-2018 y el plan de acción anual. Este informe resume los logros del proyecto CDBG y provee un resumen financiero de los programas activos de CDBG. El condado invita a una revisión pública de este documento a partir del 10 de octubre del 2019 y finalizando el 25 de octubre del 2019 . CAPER se remite al Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano de los Estados Unidos de acuerdo con las regulaciones del programa. Este informe está accesible en el sitio web del Condado de Douglas. Se puede obtener un formato impreso en el Condado de Douglas ubicado en 100 Third St., Castle Rock, y en cualquiera de los mostradores de consulta de las bibliotecas del Condado de Douglas. Si quiere proveer un comentario contacté a Tina Dill al 303 660-7460, email@example.com, o comentarios por escrito envíelos por correo a 100 Third Street, Castle Rock, CO 80104. Se pueden proveer acomodaciones razonables a individuos con discapacidades o aquellos que no hablan inglés para asegurar una revisión significativa de este documento. Los arreglos para las acomodaciones deben de hacerse con anticipación y pueden incluir el TDD (dispositivo de comunicación para sordos) /TTY (Teléfonos de texto para personas con problemas de audición y de habla) /número de retrasmisión y el uso de intérpretes si es necesario. Legal Notice No.: 935908 Publicado: 10 de octubre del 2019 Boletín oficial del Condado de Dougla Publisher: Douglas County News Press
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