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Administrative exits mount in school district Several top-level officials have left since departure of Elizabeth Fagen By Mike DiFerdinando mdiferdinando@coloradocommunitymedia.com Since former Superintendent Elizabeth Fagen announced in June she would leave for a similar position in Texas, five members of the district’s upper-administration team have also left or announced impending departures. Chief Academic Officer Dana Johnson-Strother left in June. Chief Oper-

LEAVING THE DISTRICT Donna Johnson-Strother, chief academic officer

Tom Tsai, chief operating officer

Jason Germain, chief student advocacy officer

Hired: July 15, 2012 Left: June 17, 2016 Ending salary: $129,860

Hired: May 19, 2014 Left: July 22, 2016 Ending salary: $154,500

Hired: July 1, 2010 Left: July 29, 2016 Ending salary: $129,335

ating Officer Thomas Tsai and Chief Student Advocacy Officer Jason Germain left in July. The district’s attorney, Rob Ross, departed in August. And in September, Director of Human Resources

Robert Ross, attorney Hired: Oct. 1, 2010 Left: Aug. 3, 2016 Ending salary: $178,289

Brian Cesare announced his last day will be Nov. 2. “It’s not surprising to have some turnover any time there is a major shift in leadership,” interim Superintendent

OUT FOR A STROLL

Brian Cesare, director of human resources Hired: July 1, 2011 Leaving: Nov. 2, 2016 Ending salary: $180,553

Erin Kane said. “We are absolutely working to fill those positions and mapping what I am hearing from schools to be

District continues on Page 14

Regional crime lab moves closer to reality Arapahoe, Douglas and Aurora work together to build DNA facility By Jessica Gibbs jgibbs@coloradocommunitymedia.com

One-year-olds Elliott Norris, left, Corbn Everett, center and Spencer Svatos take in the sights as they rest their legs during a walk with their class from Parker Montessori on Oct. 5. See more photos on page 5. Photo by Tom Skelley

Stinkbugs, dogs and loose change Parker girl enlists classmates for charity drive By Tom Skelley tskelley@coloradocommunitymedia.com

Parker Core Knowledge Charter School student Madison Pieper, 9, takes in a sunny day at O’Brien Park on Oct. 11. Photo by Tom Skelley

Fourth-grader Madison Pieper recently organized a charity drive at her elementary school to give a child with a life-threatening illness something she doesn’t have. A dog. “Kids who have serious illnesses, they need a friend,” Pieper, 9, said. “What’s better than a dog, so cute and fuzzy?” For three weeks this September and October, Pieper asked fellow students at Parker Core Knowledge Charter School to crack open their piggy banks and dig through their pockets for loose change. Pieper dubbed the project “Pennies Col-

lected for Kids,” an allusion to the school’s initials. Those pennies added up. At an Oct. 7 school ceremony, Pieper presented a check for $1,004.72 to The Stinkbug Project, a nonprofit that provides a canine companion to families with a child fighting a serious illness. The cost for a dog is $750 and Pieper, who can’t have a dog of her own due to her mother’s allergies, hopes the extra money raised will provide supplies for the family and their new pet. The group was cofounded in 2010 by Pieper’s cousin, Allison Winn. At the time Winn was battling cancer, which she nicknamed her “stinkbug,” and adopted a dog. The family appreciated the emotional and therapeutic benefits of their furry new friend so much that they started Madison continues on Page 14

In July 2015, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office sent a sexual assault case to the state crime lab for DNA testing. Almost a year later, the sheriff’s office still had not received results. In Arapahoe County, the sheriff’s office submitted two sexual assault cases for analysis in February 2015, two more the following May, another two that June, and numerous others on a consistent basis since then. None has yet received results from the CBI. The wait for DNA analysis — which data shows can take from four months to more than 1½ years in some cases — has spurred the Douglas and Arapahoe county sheriff’s offices and the Aurora Police Department to pool their resources to build a regional crime lab. “There are not a lot of opportunities to do high-value, regional projects,” Douglas County Commissioner Jill Repella said. But the regional crime lab is one because it will serve nearly 1 million people, she said. The combined population of Crime lab continues on Page 36

ELECTION DAY IS ON THE WAY And we’ve got the rundown on all the races you need to know about as part of our election guide on PAGES 17-24.


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NEWS IN A HURRY A glimpse of the people in our community

KIM ADAMSON Musician, art lover, stay-at-home mom Starting over socially We’ve lived in Parker for about three years now. We started out in Greeley, then moved around Castle Rock a bit, now we live pretty much in downtown. When we lived in Greeley, it was where we landed after college. I think the biggest change for us as a family is that we had been there for a long time, and we had about 10 different families we could got out and call in the middle of the night if we had to. We don’t have that here yet. I feel like we are connecting now — our neighbors are awesome, but it’s been a change. We love to be part of all of the downtown activities like the Farmers’ Market, and we were at Oktoberfest. But my husband recently found out about the bluegrass get-togethers at Fika Coffeehouse, and we both play instruments, so we’ve been going there a lot. He does it more while I stay at home with the kids. But every now and then now we’ll see people we’ve met there and say “Hey, how’s your week going?” Classroom management at home I got a master’s in education at the University of Northern Colorado, but now I’m a professional photographer and stay-at-home mom. We have two kids, a 2-year-old and a 4 1/2 -year-old. I think the classroom management skills I learned in school have helped me know how to praise my kids in a positive way. I also think having structure and a plan for the day helps them be more suc-

Kim Adamson soaks up some fall sunshine at O’Brien Park on Oct. 3. Photo by Tom Skelley cessful and we have less meltdowns. I also feel like that helps me maximize my time as a mom. I don’t have a lot of time for it anymore, but I also love art. I still love to color and I like doing mixed media stuff and, once upon a time, I loved to paint quite a bit. But now, by the time I get all of my supplies out, somebody wakes up from their nap and I have to put it all back. Someday I will again. Musical mates My husband plays guitar mostly, and banjo and mandolin. I play guitar and I’m learning to play mandolin. I used to play clarinet, trombone, tenor sax and tuba in high school. Both of us used to play a lot of instruments, but we mostly just play the stringed ones now. Mandolin is tricky because, having played guitar, I know the chords but the fingering is totally different. I would say the easier thing, though, is that it was always hard for me to wrap my fingers all the way around the neck because I have small hands. With mandolin, it’s a breeze. My daughter wants to learn violin, so she’s practicing for fun. We don’t want to push them into music, but we want to make it available to them. My husband has aspirations of having a family band someday. Do you have a suggestion for My name is…? Contact Tom Skelley at tskelley@ coloradocommunitymedia.com.

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Mail-in ballots are out Douglas County election services mailed ballots for the Nov. 8 general election will beginning Oct. 17. Any voter who has not received a ballot by Oct. 24 may obtain a replacement ballot by contacting the Douglas County Elections staff at 303-660-7444. Colorado election law allows voter registration up to Election Day. Douglas County residents can register to vote online, check voter registration status, change a mailing address, check the status of mail ballots, locate a drive-up ballot drop-off location, and find other information on the election process at DouglasVotes.com. Ballots must be received by 7 p.m. on Election Day. A postmark of Nov. 8 is not valid as the received date. Ballots must be placed in a designated ballot box by 7 p.m. on Nov. 8, or voters must be in line at a designated ballot box location no later than the close of polls at 7 p.m. on Election Day. Voters who would like personal assistance can visit the Douglas County Elections Office at 125 Stephanie Place in Castle Rock between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays, or call 303-660-7444 during those hours. Prescription Drug Take Back Day To provide a safe method for residents to dispose of old medications, the Parker Police Department will provide a disposal service in the parking lot of its headquarters from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 22. Expired medications or unused drugs can pose significant, sometimes fatal health hazards to toddlers, teens and pets who consume them. However, throwing medications in trash cans or flushing them down the toilet also poses a safety risk. Items that can’t be accepted include needles and sharps, mercury thermometers, oxygen containers, radioactive substances, pressurized canisters and illicit drugs.

More information about the program and drop off locations can be found on the DEA’s website: deadiversion.usdoj.gov/ drug_disposal/takeback. Motor vehicle office to close for Election Day All Douglas County motor vehicle facilities will be closed and services will not be available on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8. Motor vehicle staff will assist with operations on that day. All motor vehicle facilities will re-open to provide motor vehicle services during normal business hours the following day, Nov. 9. Parker, Douglas County receive trail grant Great Outdoors Colorado awarded a $2 million grant to Parker and Douglas County to construct a section of the East-West Regional Trail that will connect Lone Tree to the town of Parker. The 8-mile segment will include natural and hard surfaces and provide a connection between Redstone Community Park in Highlands Ranch and the Cherry Creek Regional Trail in Parker. The section of the trail will feature rural landscapes, wildlife and scenic views, as well as open space, parks and natural areas along the trail route. The trail will be a major component in a continuous loop trail around the outer edges of the Denver metro area and a statewide system that could create a connection from the Denver Metro area to Durango. Created by a voter-approved constitutional amendment in 1992, Great Outdoors Colorado has directed more than $917 million in lottery proceeds to more than 4,800 projects in the state, without any taxpayer support. The project is currently in design, with construction slated for 2017 and 2018.

CORRECTION A story in the Oct. 13 edition about a homeless shelter network coming to Douglas County incorrectly stated that

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October 21, 2016

Highlands Ranch woman heeds genetic clues to beat cancer By Tom Skelley tskelley@coloradocommunitymedia.com Rae Atherton isn’t a procrastinator. After learning both of her older sisters had been diagnosed with cancer, Atherton got tested in 2009 for BRCA 1 and 2, genetic mutations that show an increased likelihood of developing cancer. She scheduled annual mammograms and MRIs, with an appointment for one test or the other every six months. “I’m a proactive person, not reactive person,” the Highlands Ranch Realtor said. She had taken the initiative, and a string of negative test results reassured her. But a phone call in August 2015 informed Atherton a tumor had been found in her breast, leaving her almost at a loss for words. “I said it out loud — ‘I’m not supposed to be in this club,’” Atherton said. “I was in shock — there’s no doubt about it. But I don’t let things sit, I was on it.” A month after that call, Atherton had surgery to remove the initial tumor, along with two smaller ones discovered during the procedure. In October 2015, she began radiation treatment. She underwent another BRCA test, again relieved to find she had no trace of the gene. The 2015 panel, known as the MyRISK panel, was more advanced than the screening just six years earlier, checking for 25 genetic mutations that could lead to a higher risk of a variety of cancers. “The test was incredibly improved,” she said. “The 2009 test was like a piece of the pie, but with the 2015 test I got the whole pie. The information is so much better and complete.” Dr. Christine Rogness, medical director at Parker Adventist’s Cancer Center, said most health care systems, including all Adventist hospitals in the region, have recognized the importance of genetic screening and now offer the service. Women with a family history of cancer should consider getting the BRCA test, Rogness said, as well as women who don’t know their family’s complete medical

Dr. Christine Rogness, left, and Rae Atherton reunite in front of the “Hope Tree” sculpture at Parker Adventist Hospital on Oct. 6. Patients beginning treatment write a prayer or wish on a piece of paper and stuff them into a knothole on the sculpture. Photo by Tom Skelley history. “There are families where people didn’t really talk about it… There are also women who were adopted, or people whose parents died in a car crash when they were three,” Rogness said. “These are real cases that are out there.” “A good first step” for women concerned about their chance of developing breast cancer is a discussion with their doctor, Rogness said. Primary care physicians typically recommend a genetic counselor if they feel

their patient is at risk. Even if a patient has no sign of cancer, the BRCA gene can be passed to a patient’s children. Awareness of the gene improves the chance that cancer will be detected and treated early in such a case. A trusted doctor is also important to help women through the “breast cancer journey,” Rogness’ term for the process of diagnosis, treatment and recovery. “There’s really no other way to describe it,” Rogness said. “It’s really important for women to un-

derstand that most women survive breast cancer,” Rogness said, adding that more than 80 percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer beat the disease. As a woman who has taken that journey, Atherton said she will always be grateful she took action to detect her cancer early. She’ll also remember what a nurse told her as she left her last radiation treatment. “You are no longer a cancer patient,” Atherton said. “You’re a cancer survivor.”

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A moment in time: An autumn walk with Montessori toddlers By Tom Skelley tskelley@coloradocommunitymedia.com Maria Montessori, founder of the schools that bear her surname, once said: “We shall walk together on this path of life, for all things are part of the universe and are connected with each other to form one whole unity.” Christina Azzara and Nicole Moore, teachers at Parker Montessori on Victorian Drive, put this belief into practice on a daily basis, guiding their children on daily tours of downtown. The children get fresh air and a chance to explore a world that adults take for granted. Every passerby’s smiling face, every fallen leaf, every puddle is novel and exciting. Moore, a 16-year Montessori veteran, leads the children with a fabric “rope,” with ring-shaped handles evenly spaced along the fabric. Azzara brings up the rear, towing a wagon carrying the youngest children, who don’t quite have the stamina to make the entire trip on foot. The rings keep the group of children together, much like chains, worn by mountain climbing teams of old, that protected each expedition member from a fall. And the children fall — a lot. Turning east up the Mainstreet sidewalk, their 16 tiny feet move, incessantly and almost silently, one after another after another. In front of Parker Station, Moore and Azzara ask the children to sit down. A couple of the children keep walking, guided by an unconscious directive, but they don’t get far. Moore retrieves the wanderers and joins Azzara to quickly move down the line, wiping the children’s noses assembly-line style. The troop turns and retraces its steps toward O’Brien Park. They skirt the park’s perimeter, turning their heads to glimpse a loud motorcycle passing and looking around to find the squirrel Moore just mentioned. They stop and sit on the sidewalk near the playground, watching older children enjoy the slides and monkey bars as Moore comforts a boy who fell. The tears

Two-year-olds Jack Khasky, left, Eli Beumer, center, and Catherine Vernon file along Mainstreet as their class from Parker Montessori strolls through downtown on Oct. 5. Dr. Maria Montessori, the founder of the schools bearing her name, advocated daily outside experiences for children to promote health and intellectual development. Photos by Tom Skelley subside, freeing Moore and Azzara to again swoop among the children, replacing shoes and cleaning noses. In unison they rise, and with the promise of a snack before them, the children speed up, slightly, and press on. The school’s director guards the crosswalk on Victorian Drive as the children file across and through the parking lot. They re-enter the school they left more than a half-hour earlier, blinking as their eyes adjust to the absence of sunshine.

Corbin Everett, a 2-year-old student at Parker Montessori, holds the line during a morning walk through downtown Parker on Oct. 5. The nylon “rope” keeps the children together and helps them stay on their feet.

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Experts offer advice for high school seniors Below, experts, parents and students weigh in on making a plan for after high school, whether it includes attending college or not.

Tips for how to navigate the next chapter in life By Alex DeWind adewind@coloradocommunity As the 2016-17 school year progresses, many high school seniors are faced with what may be overwhelming questions: What are your plans for after high school? What colleges are you applying to? What will you study? Research shows that continuing on to college has its benefits. According to the Pew Research Center, millennials who graduate from college earn more money than those who don’t. College-educated millennials — a term used to describe people born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s — also have lower unemployment and poverty rates and they are more satisfied with their jobs, Pew reports. There are other routes after high school — entering the workforce, joining the military, taking a gap year — but for those considering college, education experts say now is the time to start thinking about applications.

Online resources Barb Cousins is president of the Douglas County Association for Gifted and Talented — a group of parents, educators and community leaders that supports the needs of gifted and advanced learners in the school district. Her daughter, a gifted senior at Rock Canyon High School, has worked with a college coach for a couple of years — a resource that isn’t attainable for all students, she said. “That’s normally not a feasible thing to do, in terms of time and money,” Cousins said. Almost two months ago, Cousins started working at College Choice Today, an online platform to help students map out their best choice in education and career for a one-time fee of $295. Her education values aligned with the company’s, she said. Rick Cochran, CEO of College Choice Today, said that includes helping students find the right path. “Instead of educating these kids, let

me help kids figure out what they are going to do with their lives,” he said. “They have a couple of choices — sit on the couch, get a job or go to school.” Cochran started College Choice Today — headquartered in Waco, Texas — about a year ago. To use the platform, a student is asked to register and pay the fee. He or she then takes a 20-30 minute online assessment and the website generates a report with the best colleges, areas of study, careers and funding options for the student. Every student is also assigned a personal coach. “Coaches are individuals that are professionally trained, have gone through school and have advanced degrees,” Cochran said. “They work with the parent and the student to personalize a solution for them.” Cochran said through his business, he hopes to get students excited about their futures. “We believe that education is the pathway to success,” he said. Advice from college experts If college is in the plans, education experts say now is the time to start applying. “Our seniors are in the middle of the

application process,” said Linda August, counselor at SkyView Academy, a college preparatory school in Highlands Ranch that serves grades preschool through high school. “We encourage them to keep applying.” She added that students should apply to all of the schools they could potentially want to attend. “Don’t let finances stop you,” she said. “You can apply for financial aid.” Sarah Seeborg, admissions counselor of Portland State University in Oregon, attended a college fair in late September for juniors and seniors at SkyView Academy. Her advice: “Apply early. And pay attention to deadlines.” Jon Ail, high school principal of SkyView Academy, said it’s never too early to start thinking about college — some students start contemplating life after high school as freshmen, others as juniors. He encourages his senior students to keep their options open when applying to schools. “Don’t get keyed up on one school,” he said. “You don’t have to have your whole life figured out to a T — it’s OK to discover things along the way.”

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Protecting the integrity of the ballot Arapahoe, Douglas officials dismiss warnings of electioneering, hacking

By Tom Skelley tskelley@coloradocommunitymedia.com As Colorado voters begin receiving ballots and the 2016 election cycle winds down, claims of potential electioneering by the Republican presidential candidate are causing some to question the integrity of the election system. Donald Trump has made statements throughout his campaign suggesting he could only lose certain states if the election is “rigged,” and called on supporters to go to polling stations to “watch” other voters. On Oct. 15, he went further, tweeting that the 2016 presidential race “looks like a rigged election.” But Douglas County Election Manager Sheri Davis is having none of that. “He’s a novice to the election process,” she said of Trump. “He doesn’t have a full grasp of the process or he wouldn’t say that.” Davis and Douglas County Clerk and Recorder Merlin Klotz explained that the entire electoral process is closely monitored by bipartisan teams of election judges. Care is taken in hiring and staff management to match up Republican and Democratic part-

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Douglas County is no longer seeking election judges. Clerk and Recorder Merlin Klotz recommends citizens In Arapahoe County, citizens wishing interested in monitoring polling to become election judges can go to ArapahoeVotes.com/apply. Positions stations call the elections office at 303-660-7444, and to do so well are still available at some Aurora in advance of Nov. 8 to provide polling stations. Anyone interested sufficient time to go through the in becoming a poll monitor can go to the site and click on the 2016 process.

ners every step of the way, from the time ballots are drafted to the time each vote is recorded. “We’ve got both Rs and Ds conducting the election,” Klotz said, “Everybody coming into the process has their own interests, but the process offsets that interest.” Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder Matt Crane concurred with Klotz. “Nothing is a one-person operation,” Crane said, adding that every square inch of Arapahoe County’s election buildings are monitored by security cameras. Concerns about vote tampering tend to

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Six Voter Service and Polling Centers open on Oct. 24 Live in Douglas County? Plan to vote in the Nov. 8 general election and need elections-related assistance? Six voter service and polling centers will be open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. beginning October 24 and each weekday until Election Day, Nov. 8. Centers will also be open on two Saturdays, Oct. 29 and November 5 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. On Election Day 15 voter service and polling center hours will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. thanks to the Election Dayaddition of all nine Douglas County high schools designated as voter service and polling centers. Visit www.DouglasVotes.com for more information.

Don’t wait until Nov. 8! Vote your ballot today! Yes, Election Day is Nov. 8, but you may cast your voted ballot today and any day up until 7 p.m. Nov. 8. Save on postage by using one of eight drive-up, ballot drop-off locations throughout Douglas County. If you live in Douglas County, plan to vote in the general election and are not yet registered to vote, Colorado election law allows voter registration and voter participation by 7 p.m. on November 8. Visit www.DouglasVotes.com for more information.

What’s happening with my County government? Our commitment to open and transparent government includes our online posting of information about all public meetings at which the business of government is conducted. To view agendas for business meetings, land use meetings and public hearings, planning commission, the Board of County Commissioner’s weekly schedule and more, please visit www.douglas.co.us and search for meetings and agendas. www.douglas.co.us For more information or to register for CodeRED please visit www.DouglasCountyCodeRed.com

Voters who wish to learn more about the mail-in voting process in Douglas County can watch the “The Life of a Ballot” video at douglas. co.us/elections. Voters in Arapahoe and Douglas Counties can find more about voting registration, deadlines and general information at: • Arapahoe County: ArapahoeVotes. com • Douglas County: DouglasVotes.

“bubble up” in presidential election cycles, but Crane said transparency is key to allaying those fears. “We aren’t dismissive of those concerns — it’s good to remind us to go back and validate the process,” Crane said. “We try to be as open and transparent as possible to knock down the rumors and myths that are out there.” While Trump is raising doubts about the electoral system, the Obama administration has accused Russian hackers of trying to influence the election. Recent breaches of Democratic databases have seen the unauthorized release of emails and party members’ personal information, and the FBI is still investigating the breaches. Whether or not those claims turn out to be true, Davis said hackers can’t change a ballot once it’s cast. “There’s no hacking,” Davis insisted. “The vote-counting system is a stand-alone system” and isn’t connected to the internet. As for Trump’s recruitment of election “watchers,” Crane and Davis both stressed that the process is open to observation, as

com Klotz stressed the importance of mailing or dropping off ballots as early as possible. Douglas County processes approximately 20,000 ballots per day with an expected return of 200,000 ballots. “If we receive 40 percent of those on the last two days, it could be late in the week before we get the full results,” Klotz said.

long as people follow the rules. “You can’t just show up,” Davis said. Campaign members, the press and election volunteers can be certified from election services to monitor polling stations, but individuals without authorization from the department aren’t legally permitted within 100 feet of the building. “They’re certainly welcome to (observe), but we would recommend them brushing up on election law first,” Crane said. “It’s important to know what’s legal and what isn’t.” Crane added that he’s been working with law enforcement to prepare for any scenarios of voter intimidation. “If we get a report that there’s any intimidation going on, we will be out there very quickly,” he said. “We’re preparing for any eventuality.” Klotz and Davis said the Douglas County election team also has been working closely with local police to protect voters, inside or outside the 100-foot perimeter. But they wouldn’t reveal their strategy. “We have our plans,” Klotz said, smiling.

‘NO EVIDENCE’ OF RIGGING CLAIMS Since Donald Trump’s unsubstantiated claims of election rigging last weekend, national politicians, including Trump’s running mate Gov. Mike Pence, have downplayed or dismissed the claims. On Oct. 17, Colorado Secretary of State spokesperson Lynn Bartels weighed in, and she didn’t mince words. “Donald Trump has been tweeting about elections being rigged, but he offers no evidence of such,” Bartels said in an email to local media outlets. “I follow Donald Trump on Twitter and I don’t recall him saying the polling places and the elections were rigged when he was

winning one primary election after another.” Bartels pointed out that the allegations also fail to take into account the security of mailballot systems like those used in Colorado, Oregon and Washington. “He claims that the elections also are being rigged at many `polling places.’ Colorado is a mail-ballot state. In 2014, only 5 percent of the votes came from a Voter Service and Polling Center. The other 95 percent came from mail ballots. The county clerks have extensive checks and balances in place in scanning the mail ballots.”

Secretary of State says election process secure Wayne Williams discusses ballot questions and election process By Kyle Harding kharding@coloradocommunitymedia.com Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams appeared at Arapahoe Community College to give an overview of the various initiatives on the Nov. 8 ballot as well as the election process itself — and assured the audience their vote counts. The Colorado Springs Republican told voters they shouldn’t worry much about Russian hacks of the election system, at least not in Colorado. “None of the tabulation systems are connected to the internet,” he said, noting that ballots are kept in a locked room under video surveillance and with tamper-evident seals. About 95 percent of Colorado voters vote by mail using a paper ballot. Furthermore, 18 counties, including Arapahoe County, use new voting

machines that also produce a paper ballot. Williams broke down the difference between a legislative initiative and a citizen initiative and the process for each one getting on the ballot: A legislative initiative must be approved by two-thirds of state lawmakers while a citizen initiative must collect petition signatures equaling 5 percent of the votes cast for the last Secretary of State election. He also explained the difference between an amendment, which changes the state Constitution, and a proposition, which merely changes state statute, before giving a brief overview of each of the nine initiatives on the statewide ballot. Answering an audience question about whether an individual’s vote truly counts, Williams recounted how Rep. Jared Polis, who represents Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District, won his 2000 race for an at-large State Board of Education seat by only 106 votes out of 1.6 million cast. “So yes,” he said, “your vote matters.”


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Firefighter buys same truck he sat in as a child Vehicle is ‘time capsule’ for South Metro Fire Rescue

By Alex DeWind adewind@coloradocommunity Eric Hurst remembers his first time sitting in a particular red firetruck. He was 5 or 6 years old and he was infatuated. Today, that very same truck is parked in his garage. “It’s amazing,” Hurst, now 32, said. “I can’t believe I found it.” Hurst, public information officer for South Metro Fire Rescue and operations manager of the 9-1-1 dispatch call center, was born and raised in south metro Denver. He grew up attending the Littleton Fire Muster and parade every year, and he frequented the Castlewood Fire Department — which is now South Metro Fire Rescue. His grandpa knew the fire chief and his father took him for visits often. “I don’t think they quite anticipated that I would visit all the time,” Hurst said. The Littleton resident remembers being immediately drawn to that one red firetruck. More than two decades later, he saw the truck for sale online on a YouTube channel called The Fast Lane Truck and jumped at the opportunity, for

which he paid $13,000. The truck now serves as a trip down memory lane for Hurst and his fellow firefighters, such as Lt. Mike DeBoer, who joined the Castlewood Fire Department in 1991. “It’s become a symbol of where we came from,” Hurst said. “It contributes to the firefighters who made us who we are today.” The truck, which was in service from 1970 to 2000, was used to respond to aircraft crashes at Centennial Airport. At the time, Hurst’s father-inlaw, Wayne Austgen, was the public information officer for Castlewood Fire Department. He recalls stories of that very same fire truck, including one occasion in the early 1990s when it was hit by a plane. “There was a firefighter in the cab,” Hurst said. “He came out untouched.” DeBoer, who joined the Castlewood Fire Department in 1991, remembers driving the truck to and from the airport. After Hurst bought the truck, DeBoer helped him replicate the Castlewood Fire Department lettering that had worn over the years. He has a graphic design business on the side. “We tried to make it look just like it did back in the day,” DeBoer said. The truck isn’t large and bulky like modern day fire engines. It has a cab and a bed. Its

Eric Hurst, 32, stands next to the same fire truck he sat in as a 5- or 6-year-old. “I was always infatuated with the fire department growing up,” said Hurst. He stumbled upon a for sale video for the truck a few weeks ago, and he bought it. Photo by Alex DeWind color is a faded red with chips and marks acquired more than 40 years ago. Castlewood Fire Department is printed on the side in vintage yellow lettering. Its technology is old school — the dashboard is analog and a shifter sits on the floor. Hanging on the window are two weathered firefighter hats. “It’s a time capsule of a truck,” Hurst said. Hurst plans to feature the truck in the Littleton Fire Muster, held annually during the summer, as well as local events and parades. He describes himself a fire rescue historian and plans to use the truck to preserve memories. “There’s a lot of character to it,” he said. “All the scratches and dings have their own stories.”

Then-and-now photos feature South Metro’s Michael Porter (left in each photo) and Eric Hurst. Hurst is now public safety answering point (PSAP) operations manager and public information officer of South Metro Fire Rescue and Porter is an EMS supervisor. Courtesy photo

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Learning to say ‘no’ so we can say ‘yes’ You have seen the advertisements on television, or heard them on the radio, and have probably seen them propagated on social media. “Vote Yes on Amendment (X),” or “Vote No on Amendment (Y).” Frankly there are more promotions asking us to vote “Yes” or “No” on an amendment than there is any substance to the amendment or the promotion. And I am sure many of you, like me, sit and wonder about what “Yes” and “No” really means in this year’s election. When I saw that latest ads asking for support or not to support Amendment 103 and 104 I kind of gave up on trying to remember how many amendments I can possibly keep track of, let alone make an intelligent vote for. So let’s put the amendments and the election behind us if we can for just a moment, or a day, or a month or a year or so. Sorry, I had another “Yikes” moment. But if we can put it all behind us and think about what we say “Yes” to and what we say “No” to for just a minute, we can probably save ourselves some time and certainly some angst. We can even become more productive and more at peace with all that we are doing and all that we are thinking about. Once again, I am not the first person to

share this advice nor will I be the last. As a matter of fact, I was recently reminded of this incredible advice by a very close friend of mine during a recent discussion. The advice is this, “Learn to say `No’ more often, so that you can say `Yes’ to the most Michael Norton important things and people in your WINNING life.” Seems so simple WORDS right? Yet so many of us want to be liked or seek approval that we will say “Yes” to everything and never leave ourselves enough time for anything. Again, not the first person to tell you this, and probably will never be the last. But repetition is the mother or father of either invention or success, and both are awesome. So hopefully you will hear it again and again and again from someone or everyone. Just think about this with me for a minute, what have you been saying “Yes” to that has caused you stress, drama, or has

forced you into being less productive than you could be? For me, it’s too many things, too many ideas, too many new business opportunities, and just too many “asks.” Saying “No” is hard for many of us. But we have to learn to say “No” so that we can say “Yes” to what is most important in our lives and the lives of those family and friends closest to us. This is not selfish, it is just reality. Saying “No,” by the way, is like batting practice. The more attempts or swings that you get, the more comfortable you will become at saying “No.” Just like a baseball player becomes more comfortable at the plate. They know which pitch to say “No” to and which pitch they can take a swing at. Saying “No” is hard. Saying “Yes” is easy. “Yes” is what people want to hear. So how about you? If you are struggling with learning what to say “Yes” to or what to say “No” to, I would love to hear all about it at gotonorton@gmail.com. And when we can learn to say “No” to the unimportant and say “Yes” to the important, it really will be a better than good week. Michael Norton is a resident of Castle Rock, the former president of the Zig Ziglar Corporation, a strategic consultant and a business and personal coach.

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Council fails to preserve history For 17 years, I served as mayor and councilmember in Parker. My heart and soul went into making Parker great, but I am incensed and outraged for what appears to be serious lack of care about Parker’s history because the current council allowed the developer to rip down the Lewis Dairy buildings with no concern about losing part of Parker’s history. This is something that can never be replaced. A part of our local history has been destroyed, some of our heart and soul ripped out. The current mayor indicated: Council’s consensus was that although the structures were old, they were not historic and located on private, not public property. Also the owner had no desire to keep them or pay for relocation so they exercised their right to remove them. If council would research town website searching “Lewis Dairy” (www.parkeronline.org/611/ Eligible-Parker-Landmarks) you’d find No. 4 position: Lewis Dairy. Part of what makes Parker unique is it historic structures and stories. Yet our structures to be preserved and to create a village at Preservation Park are not! Now there is a possibility that this indifferent group is going to allow the Newcomb historic building to be bulldozed too. I ran across this as a statement that parallels what happened here and what happened in Mecca. “One particularly egregious example is the fact that Muhammad’s first wife’s home has been demolished and turned into a public toilet.” The symbolism in that alone speaks volumes about the current views these city council and developers have on the city’s heritage. I am calling for an anyone but the incumbents this November. Find new blood for council and mayor who care about our history and vote out those who bulldozed our history and rip out part of Parker’s historic heart and soul. Gary Lasater Parker

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It may not be the right choice, but it’s the only one that’s left I don’t feel good about this, but I don’t think I have a choice — in more ways than one. I have decided not to vote. Oh, I am going to vote. Just not for a president. I am fatigued, disgusted and disillusioned. Craig Marshall Smith I refuse to vote for QUIET the lesser of two anvils. And I’m tired of DESPERATION Hannity and Cooper and Blitzer and Kelly. It’s my ultimate responsibility, isn’t it? I am not doing my duty. Theodore Hesburgh said, “Voting is a civic sacrament.” I’m glad all over that this isn’t my first voting opportunity. I’d have a political hangover for years, and might not want to vote again. I have seen some genuine fools come and go,

and some of them were elected. Nothing like this, though. I know what it means. I cannot complain about the outcome. Like the song (“Crazy”) goes, “It wasn’t because I didn’t know enough, I just knew too much.” Standing in front of their sycophants, who look like they are standing behind someone decent and profound, and listening to them yap about Miss Universe, I decided that I was done. All beauty pageants are imbecilic to begin with. For one of them to be a moment this deep into a presidential campaign stinks from here to Venezuela. I am no one’s role model except my own. I learned about right and wrong from the right man. My father. What would he say? Pop was a Republican. We stopped talking about politics. It was the only thing we couldn’t agree upon. But I believe he would understand why I had chosen not to vote. Maybe not right away, but Smith continues on Page 11

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Sustainable growth looks like trend The presidential election is in a few weeks and many investors are uneasy. There are just a few weeks left of campaign ads and next month there will be a new president announced. The stock market, Patricia Kummer however, seems more concerned FINANCIAL about corporate STRATEGIES earnings and interest rates. At least as of this writing. Historical research on stock market performance during election years turned out to be a big yawn. It may be best summed up by an international bank stating: “Absent recessions, there isn’t much of an election cycle.” During previous election years, the financial markets move in the direction the economic news of the day dictates, not who is in office. There have been slight downturns when a sitting president cannot run, which is the case in 2016. There are indications that financial markets prefer there to be two parties between the White House and Congress, not a single party in control. Markets like economic growth and dislike uncertainty. Once the new president

is determined and some of the uncertainty falls away, then we are back to what the economy dictates as potential for economic growth. Since 1928, the Standard & Poor’s 500 — a widely watched benchmark of U.S. large-cap companies — has dropped in presidential election years that don’t include an incumbent seeking re-election, notes Stephen Suttmeier, research analyst at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research. By contrast, in years when the sitting president is up for re-election, the S&P 500 has averaged returns of 12.6 percent. The average for all years from 1928 through 2014 is 7.5 percent. Most analysts agree, we are not headed into recession and the general positive trend of the markets could very well continue barring extreme cases such as terrorism, or total misses of hitting economic growth targets for China. Therefore, let’s review our current and potential economic situation, as that is where the focus will be within a few weeks after the election. The positives are: Economic growth in the 2-3 percent GDP range. The most substantial since the Great Recession of 2008-9. Unemployment has fallen from 10 percent to 5 percent and appears sustainable at these levels. Housing values have risen beyond the pre-credit crisis and in some cities have begun leveling off. Wages will likely increase gradually

as growth pushes businesses to expand and fewer qualified workers are available. Inflation has been gradually ticking up. This is listed as a positive, in that if the goal is to get back to “normal” monetary policy, this could indicate potential growth going forward. Too much inflation, of course, is bad when it dampers economic growth. However, the current situation of very nominal increases of under one-half of 1 percent is perceived as healthy. Corporate earnings are improving, which in turn will help bring valuations in line. The negatives are: The age of the bull market, although the market increases since the end of Quantitative Easing has been reasonably slower. World market conditions, namely high debt and slow growth and aging demographics. Commodities continue to struggle under slower growth and large supplies despite some recent increases in oil prices. The effects of long-term low interest rate environment on fixed income portfolio holdings. Market volatility based on instant news worldwide. These knee-jerk reactions create background noise that may cause investors to abandon their long-term strategy. In summary, it is important for investors to stay focused on their strategy. It could be just as dangerous to miss an opportunity as it is to miss a market correction. It is fully expected that the markets could pull

back 10-15 percent just due to the run-up we have had since 2009. Again, this would likely be based on an interest rate increase, earnings forecast or global issues. Of course an unexpected natural disaster, terrorist attacks or other non-financial issues could easily push the markets over until everything is sorted out. Rarely in history does a presidential election drive market returns, especially if there is perceived economic growth potential. Investors may look to benefit from the explosion of new cloud technology, health-care changes and anything related to the $15 trillion industry called the baby boomers. The level of uncertainty of either candidate’s agenda will get the media riled up and could certainly cause some additional volatility in the near term. However, in the larger scheme of things, economic prosperity is what investors want, and the economy looks to be on a trend toward sustainable and reasonable growth.

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do, first thing, as soon as they are elected, and then rub their hands together like Oil Can Harry after tying someone to the railroad tracks. It’s been vulgar and coarse for two years now. I would sooner vote for my mail carrier, or Vin Scully. Eight years ago, I stood in line for three hours to vote. It means a lot to me. If you think I am taking the easy way out this time, I’m not. I sweated this out. “Maybe one of them will become

presidential.” I have been hearing that. That’s crazy too. It’s like saying a GP will become a brain surgeon, if you just hand him a brain. One way or another, we’ll all get by. There are plenty of other things to think about. Washington is very far away when your best friend is fighting a heroin addiction, or you’re out of work, or your marriage is disintegrating. I don’t recommend what I am about

not to do. Like I said, I am not a model for anyone, or a final arbiter of anything. I can’t look at either one of them without something else. It comes with some resignation in it, about the realities of existence, and perhaps it comes with aging. It’s sadness.

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eventually. I cannot vote for anyone who is not as decent as my father. How’s that? There must be someone out there who will talk without stabbing the air with a forefinger to make a too-loud point about something they promise to

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Time to take back Parker Ballots are due to arrive and Nov. 8 is fast approaching. Now is our time to take back Parker. If you are unhappy with the direction Parker is going, please vote! I would recommend Cheryl Poage for mayor. She wants to, “protect Parker’s history and small town feel from rampant growth.” (Parker Chronicle, Oct. 7) She also wants to “re-establish the defunct Landmarks/Historical Commission.” And to fill the three spots on the town council, I would recommend Debbie Lewis, Jeff Toborg and Terry Dodd. We need your vote to rescue historical Parker. Carol Springsteen Parker

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Supernatural sleuths pursue ghosts Paranormal investigators explore things that go bump in the night By Tom Skelley tskelley@coloradocommunitymedia.com

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ven when she was by herself, Luana Kurz always knew she really wasn’t. “I never felt alone at nighttime,” she said. As a child Kurz didn’t want to believe in ghosts, despite mounting evidence that her family shared their home with other, invisible tenants. Candles blew out on their own. Cabinet doors, closed when the family went to bed, were open in the morning. Lying in bed one night when she was 17, Kurz received a visit from her grandfather. “I was lying on my side, I couldn’t move, and I felt cold,” Kurz said. “I felt a hand patting me, and I looked down and saw his hand, and I just felt his peace.” She remained in bed, motionless, until her father knocked on her door. “About an hour later, the phone rang and my father came to my room,” Kurz said. “He said ‘I just want to tell you that your

grandpa died about an hour ago.’” Englewood resident Michelle Mayer always had a feeling her childhood home in Rochester, New York, was haunted, but her parents wouldn’t talk about her suspicions. When she moved to her own apartment in 1987, she didn’t suspect there were ghosts in the building. She knew. Lights turned themselves on and off. The phone rang spontaneously. She watched plates float around her kitchen. “I’d be cooking and the dish I was about to put the food on would move from one side of the sink to the other,” Mayer, 45, said. At 10 years old in Michigan, LeeAnna Jonas and two friends played with a Ouija board, hoping for a spooky thrill. They ended up screaming and running from the basement. “We all looked up and saw an apparition of a woman sitting in a rocking chair, with a baby in one arm and a knife in her other hand,” the 54-year-old Littleton resident said. “I always knew it was there,” Jonas said. “I just didn’t know how to find out for sure.” Now she knows. Ghosts continues on Page 13

A 2005 photo taken by Michelle Mayer shows rising mists at the Central City Masonic cemetery. A formation in the center, somewhat skeletal in appearance, appears to be rising from a headstone. Courtesy photo

Michelle Mayer, head of Full Moon Explorations, takes a stroll through Littleton Cemetery on Oct. 6. Mayer says paranormal investigations don’t require equipment beyond a camera and an audio recorder. Photo by Tom Skelley

On the case Colorado Shadow Investigations at the Lumber Baron Inn By Tom Skelley | tskelley@coloradocommunitymedia.com

An Ovilus, such as this one used by LeeAnna Jonas, amplifies and deciphers supernatural voices. Courtesy photo


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Artists of Colorado Ballet, with dancers Maria Mosina (Odette/Odile) and Alexei Tyukov (Siegfried) in the 2016 production of “Swan Lake.” It plays through Oct. 23. Courtesy photo

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Principal dancer Maria Mosina, as Odette, partners with Alexei Tyukov in selected performances of “Swan Lake” at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Denver Performing Arts Complex. Mosina has announced that she’ll retire at the end of this season and turn to teaching younger dancers. The set and costumes are elegant and a live orchestra accompanies the dancers with Tchaikovsky’s lyrical score. A real treat! Remaining performances: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20, Oct. 21, Oct. 22; 2 p.m. Oct. 23. Coloradoballet.org, 303-837-8888, ext. 2.

‘It Can’t Happen Here’ — or can it? On Oct. 23 at 5 p.m. Curious Theatre, 1080 Acoma St., Denver, will join theaters across the nation in a free reading performance of a new adaptation of “It Can’t Happen Here,” based on Sinclair Lewis’ satirical novel (1935). Written during the rise of fascism in Europe, it tells a story of a demagogue who becomes president of the United States by promising to make the country

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Jonas, Mayer and Kurz all spend their nights probing the noises, apparitions and other unexplained phenomena that keep others up at night. They offer their services for free, to maintain objectivity and propriety. “It’s kind of unethical to have a scared homeowner and charge them for your help,” Kurz said. “We’re out there to learn, we’re out there to help,” Jonas added. “The living and the dead.” ‘They reach out to you’ Kurz, 40, leads Colorado Shadow Investigations, a team of 10 to 12 people who feel connected to the afterlife and look for traces of it in the metro area. The team has performed approximately 200 investigations since its 2010 inception, relying on a combination of intuition and

great again. In 1936, theaters across the U.S. opened the play on the same night and this will be an 80th anniversary commemoration. The new adaptation is written by Berkeley Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Tony Taccone. Free, but RSVP is required at curioustheatre.org/cant-happen.

Salida Circus Spooky fun and Halloween acts will be performed by the Salida Circus at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. All ages. Free refreshments. 303-795-3961. ‘Play-in’ presented The Arapahoe Philharmonic will present a “playin” for high school orchestra and band students in Arapahoe and Douglas counties, as well as avocational adult musicians in the community, at Chaparral High School, 15655 Brookstone Drive, Parker. The school is hosting this full day orchestral experience. Participants will spend the day rehearsing the first movement of Beethoven’s “Fifth Symphony” and Sibelius’ “Finlandia.” The community is invited to a free 30-minute performance at 6:30 p.m. Devin Patrick Hughes is music director of the Arapahoe Philharmonic. Arapahoe-phil. org, 303-781-1892.

technology. The goal, Kurz said, is research rather than finding hard proof. “When I started out I just wanted to find that one piece of evidence, to prove it to the scientific community,” Kurz said, but the more she looked for evidence, the more elusive it became. “You can’t repeat results like you do with scientific research,” she said. “You can’t make an apparition walk the same way down a hallway.” As she got more seasoned, Kurz relied less on her tools than her senses. After more than 200 cases, she said her abilities have sharpened to the point that she can see, smell and hear ghosts, as well as sense their moods. She said the spirits she meets are almost always playful and positive. “Eventually I learned to open up,” she said. “When they know you can communicate, they reach out to you.” “Reaching out” has never been a problem for Jonas, who says she and her partners at Spirit Realm Investigative Project “always find something” on the 50-plus investigations they’ve conducted. A bigger problem, she said, is getting a

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ghost to back off. On her first investigation with partner Lolli Hughes, the duo explored a historic warehouse in Central City. The building’s original owner was reputed to have traveled to Haiti to dabble in voodoo in the early 1900s. Jonas said he brought something back with him, something that attacked Hughes. “She said it felt like something was squeezing her spine,” Jonas said. “We had to get her out of the building as soon as possible.” Like Kurz, Mayer said she’s performed more than 200 investigations, but hasn’t had any violent interactions with spirits. “I haven’t had any that were what I’d call scary. Creepy, I’d say maybe 1 percent. Grumpy, which I define as having an attitude but harmless, I’d say about 20 percent,” she said. “The only time I’ve ever screamed was in Cañon City.” Mayer and her team, Full Moon Explorations, were touring the former women’s prison, notorious for the restless spirits of former inmates. Wrapping things up for the night, she picked up her laptop.

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“There was a cockroach about four inches long under it,” she said. Opening minds, not changing them Mayer welcomes skeptics to accompany her group on investigations. She lets them use audio recorders and cameras she provides so they know the information hasn’t been manipulated. Still, she says, not everyone can be convinced that spirits walk among them. “I won’t say we’ve turned a lot of skeptics into believers,” Mayer said, “but maybe we’ve opened their minds up.” The peaceful connection Kurz feels to the afterlife is reason enough to continue her work. Whatever others think of it, she said, isn’t her concern. “For me, this has opened up another world,” Kurz said. “I don’t worry about other people’s opinions.” All three women added that while they are happy to share their findings, convincing skeptics isn’t part of the job. They leave that to others. “They won’t believe it,” Jonas said, “until it happens to them.”


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sure we are serving the needs our kids. That’s something I’m thinking about as we are looking at those positions.” None of the positions has been filled. Kane, in charge of the hiring process, said she didn’t want to give a timeline for filling those roles. “They’re all positions that are a challenge to fill, but I don’t want to rush and make bad decisions,” Kane said. “We have to make good decisions going forward. We’re taking our time and making sure we get it right.” The turnover concerns Board of Education Vice President Judith Reynolds because of the

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a charity to buy dogs for other families. Dogs are provided by the Prison-Trained K-9 Program at Colorado Correctional Industries. “When you ask children the issues that matter the most to them, kids with illnesses and animals… consistently come out on top,” said Lee Shaugnessy, program director for Rocky Mountain Children’s Health Foundation, who oversees The Stinkbug Project. Giving rescued dogs to families with children battling serious illnesses is a perfect

challenges of hiring out of the typical hiring season, which is generally spring and summer, and hiring into an interim situation. However, she said she is confident Kane can handle the situation. “Superintendent Kane and her team have a plan in place for covering the gaps, and are committed to hiring quality people into positions,” Reynolds said. “ I am confident in her and the staff’s ability to cover the positions that need to be covered, whether that is through a hire or restructuring of duties.” School board member David Ray said that while turnover can cause unrest, it can also lead to positive change. “This allows hiring and retaining upper-level administration who are motivated to restore our district to a place of excellence,” Ray said. School board President Meghann Silverthorn said the turnover at the administrative

level also makes her nervous because it means people with institutional knowledge are leaving the district. The goal should be to maintain as much continuity as possible, she said. “It happens all the time, but I want to make sure that we can find a way to keep doing business so that it doesn’t impact students,” Silverthorn said. “They should never know that there is turnover and things going on at the top level. We should be able to provide all of the same opportunities to them that we always have regardless of what’s going on in central administration.” The departures are not unexpected, school board member Wendy Vogel said. “We are clearly in a period of change,” she said, “and I am confident there will be excellent people willing to step into to those positions.”

fit for children like Pieper’s classmates, Shaughnessy said. “When you tell them what we do, they just go `Wow! That’s awesome,’ ” she said. Because of her family’s connection to the group, Pieper nominated The Stinkbug Project to receive the donations, but for objectivity’s sake she also named three other local nonprofits — The Kempe Foundation, which works to prevent child abuse and care for its victims, the Denver facility for blind children called The Anchor Center and The Barbara Davis Center for Juvenile Diabetes. Students voted for their favorite charity to receive the donated pennies and, in the end, Pieper’s first choice won out. But a flyer Pieper designed to promote the drive read “everybody is a winner,” and she remained

true to her word. After presenting the check to The Stinkbug Project, Pieper took $300 from her own savings and distributed it equally to the other groups. Pieper is already drawing up plans for her next project, her December birthday party. She plans to ask her guests to bring coats instead of presents, so she can give them to children in need. “It’s basically like my present to them,” she said. The contribution from Pieper and her schoolmates gives her hope for the future, Shaughnessy said. “These kids learned that they have power. They’re future philanthropists.”

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National Geographic filmmaker to visit Bryan Smith set for two appearances at Lone Tree

IF YOU GO Lone Tree Arts Center is located at 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. Bryan Smith of National Geographic will speak at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 and 10 a.m. Nov. 16. Tickets: 15th/$28-$54; 16th $18, select seats (many are reserved for school groups), lonetreeartscenter.org, 720-5091000. (While there, allow time to visit the annual art show.)

By Sonya Ellingboe sellingboe@colorado communitymedia.com Adventurer, explorer, conservationist and extreme filmmaker Bryan Smith is based out of Squamish, British Columbia. When he heard that a hydroelectric dam was planned for his beloved Ashlu River in B.C.’s Cedar Sky Corridor, with swift waters deep canyons and giant trees, he responded with a film, “49 Megawatts” which explored the controversy over British Columbia’s river-based energy production. From there, his career has taken him across the world in search of adventure in difficult and remote locations. He is skilled at creating innovative solutions in order to capture dizzying images, despite the risks to crew and himself. Smith will speak and share films about his excursions on Nov. 15 (7:30 p.m.) and Nov. 16 (10 a.m.) at the Lone Tree Arts Center, a part of the Center’s National Geographic Series. In 2010, he won a National Geographic Expedition Grant

Filmmaker Bryan Smith in the field, shooting an adventure film for National Geographic. Photo by Pablo Durana

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‘I’m a country girl, you know’ Lois Wilson of Elizabeth celebrates 100 years By Tom Skelley tskelley@coloradocommunitymedia.com Born Oct. 10, 1916, in her grandparents’ home near Colorado Springs, Lois Wilson spent her childhood years working on the family farm, sledding behind a horse down unpaved roads and taking trips to Castlewood Canyon, where she learned to cook hamburgers on a shovel over a fire. But her favorite place was somewhere a lot of children still dread: Wilson loved going to school. “I dearly loved school,” she said of her early years at Hilltop Elementary in Douglas County. “When you’re on the farm you don’t get to see the other kids.” Just a day after her 100th birthday, Wilson looked back on her life and the people and experiences that made it all meaningful for her. Through it all, the importance of education, family and faith were apparent. Her early fondness for school paid off, and she earned a scholarship to the University of Denver upon graduating from Parker High School. “My grades were the highest in the class,” she said, adding with a laugh, “in our class of six people.” Wilson worked for her room and board at DU, graduating in 1936 with a degree in education. She returned to the Hilltop community, hiding her plans of marriage from employers so she could find a teaching job. “I wanted a rural school,” she said. “I’m a country girl, you know.” As a teacher, Wilson worked 15 years between Spring Valley Elementary and Elbert Elementary in Elbert County, and finally, Eastlake Elementary School in Adams County. Her proudest accomplishments, however, came outside of the classroom. “I’m proud of all my children mostly,” she said. “That was my life’s work.” Wilson and her late husband, Robert Byron Wilson, were married for 51 years and had 10 children together. They lost two to cystic fibrosis, their firstborn at 5 ½ months and years later a daughter at 21 years. Her eight surviving children, seven boys and one girl, have given her 17 grandchildren. Her educational example influenced both generations, and seven of her eight

Lois Wilson sits in the basement of her daughter, Rhoda Castillo’s, Elizabeth home on Oct. 11. Wilson, who turned 100 on Oct. 10, has eight living children, 17 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren. Photo by Tom Skelley

Lois Wilson, center, gathers with family members at the Spring Valley Golf Club to celebrate her 100th birthday on Oct. 10. Courtesy photo children and 14 of her 17 grandchildren all received college degrees. Wilson’s family tree continues to branch out as well. She has 38 great-

grandchildren “at last count,” the youngest of whom was born on Christmas Day 2015. Photos of her ever-expanding fam-

ily fill the walls in the basement of her daughter Rhoda Castillo’s Elizabeth home. Sending each of them a birthday card every year fills much of her time. A family friend joked that the cards, more than 70 total, must cost her more than time. “He said I’ll have to get another job to pay for all the postage,” she chuckled. Until this year, Wilson also sent out jars of homemade jelly to her children and grandchildren, but she’s passed that torch to Castillo. As Wilson’s eyesight has waned, another favorite pastime, reading, has been replaced by watching “The Andy Griffith Show” and listening to Christian radio broadcasts. Television and radio programming is no substitute for human company, though, and Wilson said she loves talking with friends and family. Sometimes, she said, she just listens. But as time goes by and her descendants make their own way in the world, Wilson increasingly enjoys solitude. “I love to sit in silence when I’m by myself,” she said. “That’s when I can talk to the Lord.”

Art is a driver in the local economy Business panel looks at effect of SCFD funding By Sonya Ellingboe sellingboe@colorado communitymedia.com The Colorado Business Committee for the Arts has issued its most recent report, called “Economic Activity Study of the Metro Denver Culture” which reports on statistics from activities completed in 2015. Results were compiled from reports by 100 percent of the 264 grantee organizations, large and small, that received funding from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District — or SCFD — in 2015. “As a state, Colorado ranks top in the country for classical music concert, dance and theater performances and art museum attendance. The Denver metro area is also ranked high nationally for performing and visual arts attendance. With an emphasis on accessibility, free attendance went up 3 percent from 2013,” the report says. In September, the SCFD Board of Directors approved distribution of $7,649,204 to 246 Tier III organizations in seven metro Denver counties: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson. The money is being distributed this month — Arapahoe got $1,589,604 on Oct. 13 and Douglas got $630,257 on Oct. 24. Funds are based on collection of one cent of sales tax on a $10 sale in the seven counties.

Economic impact Here’s how the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts sees the economic impact of arts organizations assisted by SCFD funding: • Economic activity: $1.8 billion This includes operating expenditures, audience spending and capital expenditures. The ripple effect ranges widely — food for animals at the Denver Zoo; actors’ salaries that are spent locally; pay for a baby sitter so parents can attend shows; money spent to drive to Hudson Gardens or Morrison Natural History Museum … • Total economic impact: $ 512.8 million Cultural tourism: $367 million; capital expenditures: $55 million; federal grants: $90.8 million • Total jobs: 10,731 This covers a broad array of positions, from curator to accountant to zookeeper to jazz teacher … • Total payroll: $165.2 million • Total seat, sales and payroll taxes: $19.8 million • Total contributions: $176.4 million • Total attendance: 13.9 million The average metro resident had 4.5 art experiences in 2015. • Total outreach to children: 3.9 million • Total volunteers 42,415 Hours spent volunteering reached 2,031,073. • SCFD distributions: $53.2 million.


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Voters to decide on minimum wage increase Single-payer health care, aid in dying and primary elections are among ballot issues By Kyle Harding kharding@coloradocommunitymedia.com Small business owner Janelle Sullivan believes Colorado’s minimum wage should be raised but says a proposed increase on this year’s ballot goes too far. “It’s too much, too fast,” said Sullivan, who has owned Hot Pots Studio on Main Street in Littleton since 2003. But Patty Kupfer, campaign manager at Colorado Families for a Fair Wage, said her group worked with small businesses before settling on the phased-in $12-per-hour goal, believing it will have minimal impact on employment levels and prices of goods and services. “There were tough conversations around that,” she said, acknowledging that many activ-

ists wanted to push for a $15 wage floor. Amendment 70, one of nine statewide ballot questions, would incrementally raise the minimum wage to $12 per hour by January 2020, with continuing increases to adjust for cost of living. It would initially raise it from the current $8.31 per hour to $9.30 on Jan. 1, with 90-cent increases on Jan. 1 of 2018, 2019 and 2020. The wage would continue to be adjusted annually based on the consumer price index for the state. The minimum wage for tipped workers is $3.02 below the minimum wage. That would stay the same, meaning the minimum wage for tipped workers would rise to $8.98 in 2020. The current minimum wage of $8.31 amounts to about $17,000 per year for full-time workers. It has risen from $6.85 since 2006 to account for increases in the Consumer Price Index. The wage hike has drawn opposition from chamber of commerce groups and restaurant Ballot continues on Page 18

METRO AREA TO VOTE ON RENEWING SCFD Voters in the seven-county Denver metro area are faced with the choice of whether to renew the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, which levies a 0.1 percent sales tax across the area to support cultural facilities. Originally approved in 1988, the SCFD was renewed in 1994 and 2004. It is scheduled to expire on June 30, 2018. A renewal would extend it until June 30, 2030. The area includes Denver, Arapahoe, Douglas, Jefferson, Adams, Broomfield and Boulder counties. Government agencies and nonprofit organizations within

the district whose primary purpose is “to provide for the enlightenment and entertainment of the public through the production, presentation, exhibition, advancement or preservation of art, music, theatre, dance, zoology, botany, cultural history or natural history” can apply for funding from the district. More than 300 organizations throughout the area receive funding from the district. Recipients include:

Center • Englewood Cultural Arts Center Association • Heritage Fine Arts Guild of Arapahoe County • South Suburban Parks and Recreation Culture and Enrichment Division • Highlands Ranch Concert Band • Lone Tree Arts Center • Golden History Museums

• Arapahoe Philharmonic

• Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

• Littleton Symphony Orchestra

• Westminster Historical Society

• Hudson Gardens and Events

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4th Congressional District

Ken Buck Party: Republican About Buck: The incumbent, a Windsor resident, was the district attorney for Weld County until being elected to Congress in 2014. He has worked for Hensel Phelps, a construction company, as a business executive. More information: www.BuckforColorado.com; Facebook.com/BuckforColorado

Bruce Griffith Party: Libertarian About Griffith: The Frederick resident, a systems engineer, has worked in the semiconductor industry and as a federal contractor for both military and civilian agencies. He has a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. More information: candidate@BG2016.Org; 719470-1776; www.BG2016.org

Bob Seay Party: Democrat About Seay: The Lamar resident has 30 years of teaching experience, from kindergarten through high school. He is the band and choir director at Lamar High School. More information: 719-688-3746; bob@bobforcolorado.org

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and hotel organizations, as well as some small businesses. Sullivan employs three to five part-time workers at any given time who are paid between $10 and $13 per hour. Although some of her employees make above what the proposed minimum wage would be, there would be a secondary effect, she believes, leading to her higher-paid employees wanting to be paid more as well. She often employs students on a temporary basis and said she may not be able to hire as many workers if the wage rises. Economist Eric Fruits, in an analysis prepared for freeenterprise think tank Common Sense Policy Roundtable, wrote that the increase would decrease employment by 2 percent by 2020. However, an analysis by two University of Denver faculty members, economist Jack Strauss and graduate school of social

October 21, 2016

Why should voters choose you for this office?

How can the two What can be done to major parties better improve the nation’s work together to health care system? ensure progress in Washington?

What is your position on immigration reform?

How will the result of the presidential race affect your ability to represent your district?

When you sent me to Washington, I promised to always fight for the people of the 4th Congressional District. The battle isn’t always easy, but it’s always worth it — for the sake of my grandchildren and yours. While we may occasionally disagree on how to approach a problem, I know we share a deep concern for the future of our country. We must balance our budget, roll back regulations and protect America from threats foreign and domestic. I promise to keep fighting for you and listening to you.

I have good working relationships with Colorado’s congressional delegation, both Democrats and Republicans. While there may be ideological differences, we all share a genuine concern for the people of our state and our nation. It’s this passion, combined with the willingness to listen, that will move our nation forward.

We must repeal Obamacare and instead deliver quality, affordable health care to all Americans through freemarket principles. The government shouldn’t be picking winners and losers or choosing which parts of the president’s broken health care law to enforce. Fair competition in the marketplace ensures we have access to a wide-range of affordable plans, tailored to meet the diverse needs of people across the state.

We must strengthen border security and eliminate sanctuary cities to protect Americans. I also voted against bringing Syrian refugees to our country without proper vetting and background checks. Once we tackle the security requirements, reforming our visa system will enable legal immigrants to contribute to Colorado’s economy and communities.

My job is to represent the people of the 4th Congressional District, no matter who sits in the Oval Office. To fight executive branch overreach, I founded the Article I Caucus, focused on reasserting the constitutional authority of Congress. I promise to do everything in my power to keep any president in check.

I am an engineer by training and vocation. I have made a career of solving problems. Sometimes, really difficult problems can be solved simply by looking at a problem in a new way without preconceived ideas about the conventional or most direct approach. You have to believe that problems can be solved and not just debated. Very few problems are intractable. I look at problems that way, and I frequently find innovative solutions where others fail.

The U.S. congressional debate will be very, very different if a few truly independent third-party candidates are elected such that neither major party has a majority in Congress. Imagine a future where the Speaker of the House is the best person for the job instead of a party loyalist. Imagine a future where bills scheduled for debate are based on the merits of the bills rather than the agenda of the majority party.

How many times have you left the doctor’s office wondering how much the visit is going to cost beyond your co-pay or how many bills you are going to receive in the mail? How many times have you been surprised to find out that you are taking medicine that costs hundreds of dollars per dose for a relatively minor condition? The first step to understanding how to fix our health care system is to get health care providers to give good estimates to patients before procedures are performed.

In a nutshell, Colorado wants and needs permanent immigrants who are highly skilled or will work low-wage jobs that citizens don’t want. Colorado also needs itinerant immigrants who will work low-wage seasonal jobs in agriculture and tourism. As long as they pay taxes. But please come through the appropriate bordercontrol points and please use the legal process to gain entry. We need immigration reform to make these things easier and safer.

Unless Gary Johnson is elected, the results of the presidential race will have little impact on my ability to represent eastern Colorado. If Gary Johnson is elected, then he will have much greater success at reducing federal government size and spending if there are a few like-minded Libertarians in Congress.

I understand and care about the people of eastern Colorado, whether they live on the Eastern Plains or closer to the Front Range. I understand the challenges that these communities and these families face. I have 30 years of experience of listening, solving problems and getting people to work together. As the only progressive candidate in this election, I am committed to affordable health care, affordable college, protecting Social Security and other progressive values.

By making their constituents their first priority instead of their last thought. Too often, our politicians are more concerned about the needs of their corporate donors than they are about the people who actually live in their district. This needs to change. I will put people first.

Our health care system will improve when health care is available to all people. We need universal health care coverage that provides a basic level of care for all Americans, including preventative care. We can make health care more affordable by reducing fraud and waste and lowering the cost of prescription drugs. The focus should be on patient outcomes and not on increasing corporate profits. A medical crisis should not mean be a financial disaster for a family.

Our current immigration system takes too long and costs too much for many immigrant families to complete. It destroys families, lives and local economies. As much as possible, our immigration laws should focus less on punishing people who are seeking better opportunities for themselves and their families and more on encouraging integration into mainstream society and the commitment to becoming a permanent resident or citizen.

It won’t. As a representative, my job will be to represent the needs of the people of Colorado’s 4th Congressional District. Those needs will be the same regardless of who is in the White House. It is true that one potential president might be easier to work with than another. This difference, however, will not affect my ability or my desire to represent and to advocate for the people of CD-04.

work professor Jennifer Greenfield, disputes this, citing a 2015 paper that found a minimal effect on employment rates from rising minimum wages over 15 years. Here’s a look at the eight additional questions that made the ballot: Amendment 69: ColoradoCare Amendment 69 would establish a statewide single-payer health care system called ColoradoCare. The system would be funded by new income taxes of 3.33 percent on employees and 6.67 percent on employers. It would be governed by a 21-member elected board of trustees. The election procedure will be determined by an interim 15-member board appointed by state legislative leadership and the governor. Parker activist Richard Turnquist was one of the early opponents of Amendment 69, registering the Committee to Stop Colorado Care in November 2015. “It represents a massive increase in government and in our state income tax burden,” he said.

Turnquist is also skeptical of the quality of single-payer health care. The Colorado Medical Society board of directors also voted to oppose ColoradoCare, citing “complexity (and) uncertainty.” The measure has also split the left, with NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado coming out against it in June, citing concerns the state constitution ban on public funding for abortion would limit access to it. Morgan Carroll, the Democratic challenger to incumbent Mike Coffman in the 6th Congressional District, also declined to support ColoradoCare, saying rising health care costs must be solved at the national level. Democratic House District 38 hopeful Robert Bowen is one of a handful of candidates in the state actively supporting Amendment 69. “I think it’s something we ought to be doing, and it’s in the party platform,” he said. Bowen said he believes the system would actually decrease health costs for businesses but he

said the health insurance industry wields a lot of power in the state. Proposition 106: Aid in dying Proposition 106 would allow a terminally-ill person with a prognosis of six months or less to live to self-administer aid-in-dying medication. The proposition would create the Colorado End-of-Life Options Act. In order to obtain the medication, the patient’s terminal prognosis must have been confirmed by his or her primary physician as well as a consulting physician, and the patient must be determined to be mentally capable, voluntarily express a wish to receive the medication and be a Colorado resident 18 or older. The measure also makes it a felony to tamper with a request for aid-in-dying medication or knowingly coerce a terminallyill person to request it, and also prohibits insurers from issuing policies with conditions about whether people can request the medication. Littleton clinical social worker Libby Bortz, who used to teach

biomedical ethics, said she strongly favors the act, an opinion formed by her experience working with terminally ill people. “We are able to help our pets when they’re suffering,” she said. “Why we can’t help a human being is beyond me.” The Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian University has opposed the measure, saying it doesn’t have necessary safeguards. “It opens the door for insurance companies and government to be invloved in everybody’s end-of-life decisions,” Director Jeff Hunt said. Hunt said he and the Centennial Institute also oppose assisted suicide on philosphical grounds. If Proposition 106 passes, Colorado would join Oregon, Washington, Vermont, Montana and California as states that allow terminally-ill people to end their lives. Only Oregon and Washington passed those laws by ballot initiative. Ballot continues on Page 24


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6th Congressional District

Why should voters choose you for this office?

How can the two What can be done to major parties better improve the nation’s work together to health care system? ensure progress in Washington?

What is your position on immigration reform?

How will the result of the presidential race affect your ability to represent your district?

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In the 12 years that I’ve worked in the state Legislature, I’ve fought to pass common-sense, bipartisan reforms like providing housing and job training for veterans and our service members, capping skyrocketing tuition hikes at our universities, and passing tough lobbying and campaign finance reforms to keep unaccountable money out of our politics. Washington today is broken — and we need leaders who will work across the aisle to get real results for our families.

When I was state Senate president, I sat down every one of my 34 senate colleagues and pledged to find one area of common ground that we could work on. It wasn’t always easy, but I’m proud to say that we did it — those conversations resulted in real, meaningful changes for Coloradans. Unfortunately, that bipartisan spirit doesn’t exist in Washington today — and politicians like Mike Coffman have contributed to that dysfunction.

This is a country of immigrants, and I think it’s clear to everyone, Republican and Democrat alike, that our current system is broken. We need comprehensive immigration reform now — families across this country are being torn apart, doing great damage to our communities and to our economy. Any reform deal should include a pathway to citizenship and the DREAM Act.

I am laser-focused on winning and representing the best interests of the 6th Congressional District. While I don’t agree with Hillary Clinton on everything, it’s clear that Donald Trump is completely unqualified to serve as commander-in-chief. But we also need to realize that Donald Trump didn’t appear out of thin air — he is the product of extremists in Congress who have been peddling the same hateful, radical rhetoric long before Donald Trump decided to run.

I grew up in this district. I attended public school in this district. I understand, first hand, the challenges and the opportunities afforded us. I have and will stand up to Washington and fight for you — for a stronger economy, to cut onerous regulations on small business, for lower taxes so families can keep more of what they earn, and I will fight to keep us safe. I understand the need to maintain a strong military but also to cut wasteful Pentagon spending.

I believe we must adObamacare isn’t workOur duty is not merely ing. The bottom line, bro- here to three principles: the preservation of we must secure our borken promises, penalties, political power but the ders, grow our economy preservation of peace and rules and red tape have and keep families freedom. Our duty should made health insurance together. I also believe we be to country first. I have more expensive and worse for Coloradans. My need to reform our legal record of standing up to immigration system to opponent has advocated the leadership of both be a skills-based system for a health care system parties when it’s called and make the process that would be MORE for and reaching across less cumbersome and expensive than Obamthe aisle on a range of issues to do what is best for acare. She has supported more supportive of those Colorado and the nation. astronomical tax increas- who want to come to es to fund a single-payer, this country to live the For example, I was the American dream. I supCanadian-style system. first Republican to coWe absolutely disagree on port a legal status but not sponsor and support the a special path to citizenthis point. More governPregnant Workers Fairship for the adults who ment is NOT the answer. ness Act, legislation that LARIMER We need to start over and knowingly violated our prevents discrimination immigration laws. I have against pregnant women implement reforms that been and will continue to are patient-centered and in the workplace. be an outspoken propofocus on reducing costs Fort Collins nent for reform and improving quality.

I’m a Marine. And for me, our country always comes first. Whoever wins, my duty is to you. So if Donald Trump’s the president, I’ll stand up to him — plain and simple. And if Hillary Clinton wins, I’ll hold her administration accountable — every day. My job is simple — work hard and serve you.

What’s clear is that Coloradans are still spending too much money for too little health care. I believe that if you are sick, you should be able to see a doctor. That’s why we need to empower Medicare and Medicaid to negotiate drug prices — one of the highest drivers of skyrocketing health care prices.

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Morgan Carroll

Party: Democrat About Carroll: The Aurora resident, a disability attorney, has served in the state Senate since being elected in 2008. Prior to that, she served in the state House from 2004-08. More information: info@carrollforcolorado.com; www.carrollforcolorado.com

Mike Coffman Party: Republican About Coffman: The incumbent, an Aurora resident, was first elected to the U.S. House in 2008. The U.S. Army and Marine Corps veteran previously served as Colorado’s state treasurer and secretary of state. More information: mike@coffmanforcongress. com; www.coffmanforcongress.com JACKSON

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State Senate District 4

October 21, 2016

Why should voters choose you for this office?

Describe an accomplishment that best illustrates your effectiveness as a leader.

How can the two major parties better work together to ensure progress at the Capitol?

What can be done to ensure the metro area’s transportation system will be able to keep up with the growing population?

What issue most deserves more attention during the 2017 session than it saw in 2016?

I am not influenced by big donor contributions. I am fair to all parties involved. I will talk to all parties and we will come up with solutions that are for the good of our constituents not party lines.

I was tasked to lead the movement of Baghdad, Iraqi equipment and streamline the transfer of cargo to use in other parts of the country, region or return to the states the most cost effective way. I worked with six Air Expeditionary Groups, 24 key personnel from the host nation of Iraq, U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Department of State to move 244 vehicles, 378 sea land containers, 4.6K tons of property worth $452M within 10 months.

By taking their personal biases and big donor contributions out of the equation, listening to each other and collaborating on viable solutions.

Evaluating the studies performed, reviewing the plans that have been put in place (2020 and 2040), seeing where we stand on those plans, what needs to be updated in those plans and what needs to be changed in those plans if they are not working for the situation. Funding is a huge issue so we also need to look at where we are on the budget, where we need to add to the budget or move items on the budget by prioritization. If TABOR is hindering the progress, then we need to look at the solutions to get past the hurdles.

Education and infrastructure are the two major areas Senate District 4 must look at in 2017. We do not seem to be making progress in the infrastructure but being reactive to the situations as they present themselves. Plum Creek is always congested on I-25 in both directions, there are no speed trains that have been proposed by CDOT for the corridor from Fort Collins — Colorado Springs and even suggested beyond,

I want to help bring positive changes to our state and I’ll do this by bringing real-world business knowledge, entrepreneurial experience and health plan expertise to the Legislature. Let’s continue attracting existing businesses to move here and encourage “startup” enterprises to create good jobs in Colorado. Let’s work to mitigate these rising health care costs and make sure people are covered at affordable rates. Let’s help our businesses and families thrive through creative solutions to our everyday problems.

Often, people believe effective leadership is measured in scores or numbers — but, it’s really about encouraging others to believe in their own abilities and then promoting their achievements. I see this collaborative effort when I look at the personal and professional accomplishments of every one of my employees.

It’s amazing what gets done when officials feel their seats are at stake. So to end the gridlock, we need the people to remind public officials who they work for.

We had over 100,000 new residents arrive in Colorado and we have all felt the effects of this influx during our daily commute. As we continue to make Colorado attractive to business, we need to look forward and truly plan for these policies to be effective (always seems to catch us off guard when a policy actually works). We must have open communication among our city planners, county officials, contractors and forecasters to anticipate where resources will be needed and prioritize accordingly.

Promotion of the trades and alternative education paths. Rising tuition costs are crushing students at four-year universities and we’re seeing a deficit in the labor force for good paying jobs in electrical, mechanical and other trades. My father learned a trade in the Army and it served him long into retirement.

Why should voters choose you for this office?

Describe an accomplishment that best illustrates your effectiveness as a leader.

How can the two major parties better work together to ensure progress at the Capitol?

What can be done to ensure the metro area’s transportation system will be able to keep up with the growing population?

What issue most deserves more attention during the 2017 session than it saw in 2016?

I have spent a lot of time listening to constituent issues and believe that the most important part of serving as a state representative is making sure that I am accessible to the people I represent. I try to bring in as many perspectives as possible when crafting legislation, and sometimes find that a solution to an issue really only requires an open conversation, not a new law.

The issue of comprehensive safety reporting in our schools was brought to my attention two years ago. We were missing key information to fully inform the public of the disciplinary actions taken by school districts. I convened several large stakeholder meetings to craft a more comprehensive data gathering policy and was successful in passing a bipartisan bill.

Unlike what the public hears from the media, Republicans and Democrats actually do talk to each other and work pretty well together in the Colorado Legislature. Building working relationships, having candid conversations and being willing to actually listen to one another has helped us pass a majority of bipartisan bills. There will always be subjects the parties fundamentally disagree on, but the majority of our work is done with bipartisan support.

This is a topic that we must be willing to address and look for new ideas to fix this growing problem. The gas tax is a declining revenue stream because of higher CAFÉ standards mandating better fuel economy and more hybrid and electric vehicles. We offered legislation to allow bonding of projects throughout the state. Unfortunately the bills died in committee. Close examination of department budgets and focusing our limited dollars would be a good start.

The growth of Medicaid spending should be a priority. We hear about other states finding ways to slow the growth in this area, and it should be a top priority for Colorado to examine every opportunity to follow suit. The ACA has placed more people in Colorado on Medicaid and the state is carrying a larger burden for those costs. The growth in this one area affects our entire budget.

The Democratic Party offers a choice in almost every race this year, even in the mostly rural 39th district. I spent years as a Republican, until their economic policies proved wrong and their social engineering became offensive. I am a social progressive and a fiscal conservative, like most of my neighbors. My opponent is trapped in predictable right-wing politics and corporate sponsorship. Don’t like that? Then vote for me.

In the 1990s, I was a director of a small Seattle company that was failing rapidly. The board sent me in to take over. It was very political, but I managed to keep employees fully paid, suppliers mollified, product continued to be shipped, and most importantly, we avoided bankruptcy.

The two parties can work together better when they drop the grandstanding on issues playing to “their base” that they know won’t pass. Enough already! Few people know how little power the General Assembly has due to TABOR, but still state law has much more effect on our daily lives than the U.S. Congress ever will. There are sometimes bills that come up free from special interest lobbying where I see both parties carefully listening. These efforts need to be studied and replicated.

The metro area’s transportation problem is bad, and about to get a lot worse. It’s called TABOR. Money is needed, but can only be raised by a vote of the people, who consistently (other than in Denver) vote down any tax increase. So CDOT, and various counties, have had to resort to toll roads/ lanes. There is some logic to this, but I suspect people won’t be happy when you have to pay $5 to exit your own driveway.

On a very personal note, the issue I hope gets renewed attention in the 2017 Assembly is “assisted suicide” or “death with dignity.” I’ve been dealing with this multiple times. I’m in favor of an act, and I am no weenie about what you call it. I’m also aware our state legislators brought up some very pertinent reservations about the bill as written last session. Let’s keep working on this.

Christina Riegel Party: Democrat About Riegel: The Perry Park resident grew up in Greeley. She served in the U.S. Air Force from 1994-2014. She has a master’s degree in business administration. More information: facebook. com/christinariegelforsenate; christinariegelforsenate@gmail.com; www. christinariegel.com/

Jim Smallwood Party: Republican About Smallwood: The Parker resident has been an employee benefits consultant and insurance broker in Douglas County for more than 20 years. He was appointed to the Colorado Advisory Council for Persons with Disabilities and has served on the advisory councils of several health- and insurance-oriented associations. More information: www.jimsmallwoodforcolorado.com

State House District 39

Polly Lawrence Party: Republican About Lawrence: The incumbent, a Roxborough Park resident, has served in the state House since 2012. She is a contract manager/estimator for Lawrence Construction. More information: pollylawrencecolorado@ gmail.com; www.PollyLawrence.com

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Richard Opler Party: Democrat About Opler: The unincorporated Douglas County resident, who lives east of Parker, spent time in the food, real estate and venture capital businesses. Currently, he is on the board of directors at a chemical recycling company. More information: rqopler@msn.com


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State House District 43

Kevin Van Winkle Party: Republican About Van Winkle: The incumbent, a Highlands Ranch resident, gained his first term in the state House two years ago. Van Winkle has a bachelor’s degree from Metropolitan State University of Denver and has a professional background as a small business owner. More information: 303-866-2936; www.VanWinkleforColorado.com

Scott Wagner Party: Democrat About Wagner: The Highlands Ranch resident has a professional background in the telecommunications industry. He was part of the Colorado Democratic national delegation in 2012 that attended the DNC in Charlotte, North Carolina. More information: 720-772-8683; scott.wagner.4co@gmail.com; wagner4colorado.com

State House District 44

Tim Hicks Party: Democrat About Hicks: The Parker resident has worked for 30 years as an accounting and financial reporting manager. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. More information: TimHicksHD44@gmail. com; www.timhicks4colorado.org

Kim Ransom Party: Republican About Ransom: The incumbent, first elected in 2014, is a resident of unincorporated Douglas County. She has a master’s degree and is a former editor and teacher. More information: 303-908-9811; www.kimransom.org

Why should voters choose you for this office?

Describe an accomplishment that best illustrates your effectiveness as a leader.

How can the two major parties better work together to ensure progress at the Capitol?

What can be done to ensure the metro area’s transportation system will be able to keep up with the growing population?

What issue most deserves more attention during the 2017 session than it saw in 2016?

I truly love the people of Highlands Ranch. It’s been the honor of my life to serve the community I grew up with in the state Legislature during my first term in office. I will continue to fight every day to ensure Douglas County, and the entire state of Colorado, is the very best place in the world to live, work and raise a family, for generations to come.

When I first introduced House Bill 1051, which cuts down on lawyer fees and helps families avoid probate court, it faced tough opposition from ruling Democrats and key stakeholders. By the time the 2016 legislative session was over, it passed 97-0 and was signed into law by Gov. Hickenlooper.

It’s often assumed that the part-time Colorado Legislature faces partisan gridlock similar to Congress in Washington. However, our Legislature works much more efficiently to annually pass a balanced budget, K-12 school funding and more than 350 other bills in true bipartisan fashion. There are occasional partisan debates, but when it comes to doing what is best for Highlands Ranch and Colorado, I’m not afraid to reach across the aisle to accomplish a goal.

Transportation is a top legislative priority for me. State government spending has nearly doubled these last 10 years, yet transportation still gets $0 of State General Funds. To attract attention to the issue, I proposed selling the governor’s private jet and putting the profits and savings into the roads for the rest of us. I also worked this year to add new and stronger accountability for CDOT. It’s a start down the right road.

Voters in Colorado are responsible for deciding whether or not the judges on their ballot shall be retained for another term. However, voters like you and me, must make that decision based on very little information. Both the Colorado Judicial Performance Commission and individuals like you should have the right to access more non-partisan, impartial information, so that our judges can be retained with confidence.

I will provide good, multi-issue, representation for all Highlands Ranch residents. My objective is to improve and enhance the quality of life for our families, children, our seniors and the middle class, and to enhance our business climate for continued, sustainable, strong growth. I will fight for public education, to help our kids, to save the ones at risk, and to ensure that our seniors are able to live well and with dignity.

In short order, I gained the confidence of my company’s executives, and the trust of my clients to exceed their expectations and to secure additional business. Thrown in to a new project with a new team with a new telecommunications client, with no playbook, I quickly “read the room” to come up with an actionable plan. I effectively utilized my personal communication, analytical and consulting skills to quickly lead my project team to deliver positive results.

We need to be Coloradans first, and find common ground where we have differences. The guiding principle must be that the needs of the constituents come first, and we must be willing to make the hard decisions and compromises in a timely and efficient fashion. More co-sponsorship, co-leadership, of bills would be a step in the right direction.

Reforms to the current fiscal constraints (like Tabor, Gallagher, and Amendment 23), or at least pausing them for 10 years, need to happen, and made sure that they are optimized, especially the implementation. Colorado has dramatically changed since these provisions were put in place, especially business and population growth and ongoing growth, and the growth in the needs of the people living here. Optimizing state government would be needed as an offset.

Funding education and mental/behavioral health. Colorado is 43rd in funding education, behind Alabama and Mississippi. Colorado is last in funding mental/ behavioral health, with the fewest number of treatment beds, per capita. Criminal justice and jails have become the defacto destination for many of those in need of treatment; this only causes more problems, especially fiscally. The state tax revenue from marijuana needs to be transparent and made available to fund education and mental/behavioral health.

Why should voters choose you for this office?

Describe an accomplishment that best illustrates your effectiveness as a leader.

How can the two major parties better work together to ensure progress at the Capitol?

What can be done to ensure the metro area’s transportation system will be able to keep up with the growing population?

What issue most deserves more attention during the 2017 session than it saw in 2016?

My community should be able to expect their representative to be: industrious, visible and engaged with the community, hardworking, and accessible. My opponent is absent and out of touch, meets the needs of only a small private sector and is generally unknown to the public.

After the incident earlier this year that involved a high school student being taken in and questioned for 90 minutes by two members of the Douglas County School Board, I created a code of conduct/code of ethics and presented it to the board. It is slated to be discussed later this year. I am not afraid to take leadership and create solutions rather than dissonance.

The two major parties will not succeed at anything without setting aside partisan politics and creating solutions that will be good for the people who elected them to office.

I believe, first, that we each need to look at our area’s respective master development plans and — if necessary — see what we can do to accelerate expansion of the infrastructure (roads, bridges and public works). To the extent that plans are insufficient based on current growth projections, we should take immediate steps to create and implement better plans. I also have a plan to work with shared-ride service providers to create a class of service that would provide deeply-discounted rates to qualified seniors who are currently underserved by RTA resources.

Without a doubt, I think we have to give more attention to transportation needs. It’s a hot topic in all of our fast-growing communities, but we are being too reticent about creating acceptable solutions. CDOT got some benefit from the 2016 legislative session, but not enough to make a big difference. The partisan fight between whether to float a bond issue versus freeing up money from TABOR to use for infrastructure improvement ended with nothing to show for it.

As a longtime resident, I know and represent the district well. My children were raised here, and I’ve spent many years active in my children’s schools, our church, political activities and the planning commission.

Serving in the minority, I passed several bipartisan bills with wide legislative support. I’ve received many awards during my first term, including Colorado Union of Taxpayers, Principles of Liberty, Americans for Prosperity and the American Conservative Union.

By finding common ground, even on the tough issues.

The federal government has far too many mandates on individual states. Colorado’s budget has grown as the state’s population has grown, but so has spending by the Legislature. Looking creatively at current spending and federal government mandates will allow the Legislature’s priorities to fit within the proper role of government.

The budget, see previous response. Creative solutions need to be found.


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State House District 45

Patrick Neville Party: Republican About Neville: The incumbent, a Castle Rock resident, has a professional background in the insurance industry. He served in the U.S. Army from 2006-13, receiving the Bronze Star, among other awards. More information: Patrick@ patrickforcolorado.com; 303-747-3878; www.patrickforcolorado.com

Shantell Schweikart Party: Democrat About Schweikart: The Castle Rock resident is a graduate of Weber State University in Ogeden, Utah. She is a small business financial consultant. More information: shantellforstatehouse@ gmail.com; www.shantellforstatehouse.com

October 21, 2016

Why should voters choose you for this office?

Describe an accomplishment that best illustrates your effectiveness as a leader.

How can the two major parties better work together to ensure progress at the Capitol?

What can be done to ensure the metro area’s transportation system will be able to keep up with the growing population?

What issue most deserves more attention during the 2017 session than it saw in 2016?

The legislator from Castle Rock should be the rock of the Legislature. I have proven to be that rock. I was named No. 1 Legislator by Principles of Liberty, Taxpayer Champion by Colorado Union of Taxpayers, received a 100 percent rating from American Conservative Union, 100 percent rating from Americans for Prosperity and Colorado Campaign for Life named me the Pro-Life Legislator of the year.

Courage is lacking in politics, I have proven I am not afraid to be bold and stand up to the establishment. I have been a constant bulwark against the bureaucrats in Denver who try to take more of your money and more of your freedom. I have taken the lead on many issues in order to protect your Second Amendment rights, reduce regulation and reduce the size and scope of government.

We need to live within our means and prioritize spending better. We can streamline programs, eliminate waste and reduce the regulatory burden on our businesses.

We simply need to make it a priority in the general fund. Our state budget has increased over 40 percent since 2010 yet less than 1 percent of the general fund money has been spent on roads with the Democrats in control. We need to fight harder for more transportation money from the general fund.

Reducing the regulatory burden on businesses.

I am a wife, a mother, a community member and a self-made hard worker. Working to allow the growth of this area while maintaining that intangible quality of Castle Rock and Colorado is why I chose to run for the state House. I am a small business finance consultant; I understand the importance of budgets and solutions that fit within those budgets. I want to represent the people of Castle Rock and District 45.

My family is constantly seeking giving opportunities in partnership with our community. During the holidays the past two years, I’ve organized Packages for Troops specifically for troops who don’t have families of their own stationed overseas. I was able to delegate supply lists and coordinate drop-offs in our own home and then use our own family of active military to seek out special soldiers who need a little something extra. We have been so blessed by our community’s help and look forward to even more success this year.

I firmly believe that each of us have core values in common with our fellow legislators. Coming back to the Colorado way of doing things, of putting aside the national partisanship in favor of doing what’s right for our state needs to be a priority for 2017. If we focus on our constituents, and what we need to get done, we can find a compromise that will help us start to solve the issues our great state faces.

We must continue to expand the efficiency and reach of the RTD system. People need to be able to live in the communities where they work as well as seniors need reasonable transportation options. Alternative means of transportation — biking, walking, etc. — need safe spaces to allow more Coloradans to take advantage of them. Roads are a piece of the solution, but must not be the sole focus when we look at ensuring residents can make their way around the state.

The Legislature needs to make a concerted effort to address growth in the state, especially along the metroarea corridor. From the lack of substantial constructiondefect legislation to bring in more affordable housing, to expanding public transportation, there needs to be more than just road infrastructure addressed. We need our state to grow smart to preserve the quality of life that we love about this state.

Know how and where to vote in Douglas County

Staff report

Ballots were sent by mail earlier this week to Douglas County residents registered to vote in the Nov. 8 general election. Voters who do not receive a ballot by Oct. 24 can call the county elections office at 303-660-7444 to request a replacement ballot. Voters can return their ballot by mail, drop it off at one of several locations or vote in person. Regardless of voting method, ballots must be received by 7 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 8. The following drop-off locations are available 24 hours a day through Nov. 7 and until 7 p.m. Nov. 8: • Castle Pines Library, 360 Village Square Lane, Castle Pines • Douglas County Elections Office, 125 Stephanie Place, Castle Rock • Town of Castle Rock, 100 N. Wilcox Street, Castle Rock • Highlands Ranch Motor Vehicle Office, 2223 W. Wildcat Reserve Parkway, Highlands Ranch • Highlands Ranch Sheriff’s Substation, 9250 Zotos Drive, Highlands Ranch • Town of Larkspur, 8720 Spruce Mountain Road, Larkspur • Lone Tree Motor Vehicle Office, 9350 Heritage Hills Circle, Lone Tree • Parker Police Department, 18600 Lincoln Meadows Parkway, Parker

• Parker Town Hall, 20120 E. Mainstreet, Parker In addition, the following two sites will be available for ballot drop-offs Monday through Friday during regular business hours, with extended hours available on Saturday, Nov. 5 (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and Tuesday, Nov. 8 (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.): • Highlands Ranch Motor Vehicle Office, 2223 W. Wildcat Reserve Parkway #G-1, Highlands Ranch • City of Lone Tree, 9220 Kimmer Drive, Suite 100, Lone Tree While most voting in Colorado and in Douglas County is done by mail, residents can also choose to cast their ballot in person. Voting — as well as registering to vote, updating voter registration, replacing a ballot and dropping off a ballot — can be done at one of several voter service and polling centers. Six centers will be open from Oct. 24 through Nov. 8. Four of those centers are at locations mentioned above: the county elections office, the Highlands Ranch Sheriff Substation, the Lone Tree Motor Vehicle Office and Parker Town Hall. The two others are the Parker Recreation Center, 17301 E. Lincoln Ave., Parker, and the Larkspur Fire Protection District, 9414 Spruce Mountain Road, Larkspur. The centers will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov.

COLORADO HOUSE DISTRICTS 39, 43, 44 AND 45

Source: Colorado Secretary of State’ s Office

5; and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 8. Nine additional voter service and polling centers will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day only: • Castle View High School, 5254 Meadows Drive, Castle Rock • Douglas County High School, 2842 Front St., Castle

Rock • Highlands Ranch High School, 9375 Cresthill Lane, Highlands Ranch • Mountain Vista High School, 10585 Mountain Vista Ridge, Highlands Ranch • Rock Canyon High School, 5810 McArthur Ranch Road, Highlands Ranch • ThunderRidge High School,

1991 W. Wildcat Reserve Parkway, Highlands Ranch • Chaparral High School, 15655 Brookstone Drive, Parker • Ponderosa High School, 7007 Bayou Gulch Road, Parker • Legend High School, 22219 Hilltop Road, Parker For more information on voting in Douglas County, go to www.douglas.co.us/elections.


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October 21, 2016

Douglas County Commissioner District 2

Roger Partridge Party: Republican About Partridge: The incumbent, a Sedalia resident, has been a physical therapist and athletic trainer for 32 years. He was elected to the board of county commissioners for the first time in 2012. More information: rogerpartridge4commissioner@gmail.com; www.Vote4Roger.us

Why should voters choose you for this office?

Describe an accomplishment that best illustrates your effectiveness as a leader.

What is your position on the increasing growth and development in Douglas County?

What needs to be done to ensure the county can accommodate a population with a growing number of seniors?

What else should voters know about you?

As a sitting commissioner, owning a business for years in Douglas County, asking questions and listening to citizen concerns, compliments and challenges gives one an understanding of who we were, who we are and who we want to be. If re-elected, I will continue to do this and make it a priority for Douglas County to be called “home” along with being the best place to have a business, to work and to play.

One role of an effective leader is to see that the best people, decisions and relationships are in place for an organization to run smoothly and efficiently. Sometimes this is achieved by the organization alone, but often times this is done via partnerships. In the last few years, there have been partnerships with the cities/towns and/or special districts in transportation, water projects and law enforcement that have created thousands in taxpayer savings and man hours expended.

Much of Colorado is in a growth spurt at present. Last year Colorado was the second fastest growing state in the country. It is key for government to guide and adapt to the growth to assure we have a balance that fits all citizens and stakeholders while being sensitive to our quality of life, property rights, open space, developed areas, etc.

The senior population we have versus other areas of the country are active, motivated and productive. With this, there will be similar demands on jobs, goods and services, housing, transportation and health care that we see with the many other age levels. As there is a senior initiative study going on in Douglas County we may identify more specific needs to be addressed. And of these needs, I see the private sector will be the one to meets those demands.

I am a man of strong faith; have a great love for family and friendship; believe and practice a solid work ethic; value honesty and integrity; know that hope, humor and a smile can overcome adversity; and believe we have the most wonderful county in the country because of the great people who reside here.

Editor’s note: Nathaniel Kaiman, Democratic candidate for District 2 county commissioner, did not return Colorado Community Media’s questionnaire.

Douglas County Commissioner District 3

Erica Bullock-Jones Party: Democrat About Bullock-Jones: The Highlands Ranch resident has worked as an international corporate and antitrust attorney, a college instructor and a program manager for workforce training. She’s now the program administrator of business development at Holland & Hart LLP. More information: i_am_denita@yahoo. com; 720-238-7717

Lora Thomas Party: Republican About Thomas: The Highlands Ranch resident served as the Douglas County coroner from 201115. Prior to that, she attained the rank of major during her 26 years of service in the Colorado State Patrol. More information: Lora@LoraThomas.org; 303-346-3256; www.LoraThomas.org

Why should voters choose you for this office?

Describe an accomplishment that best illustrates your effectiveness as a leader.

What is your position on the increasing growth and development in Douglas County?

What needs to be done to ensure the county can accommodate a population with a growing number of seniors?

What else should voters know about you?

As a former attorney, I am familiar with contracts, business processes and finance issues at the highest levels. I have worked on multi-million dollar transactions. I am also highly familiar with the Douglas County business community. I have worked with dozens of businesses to assist them in acquiring state grant funds and helped to create training programs for their employees. I am also fiscally conservative and my campaign is 100 percent debt free.

During my time as program manager for workforce training at Arapahoe Community College, I helped more than a dozen companies to secure more than $1 million in training funds during a single fiscal year. While ACC is one of 13 — 8 percent of the total — community colleges in the program, that grant total represented nearly 25 percent of the funds allocated for that year.

We must strike a balance between land preservation and economic development. County officials should work to protect natural resources and preserve environmentally sensitive areas. Public transportation is crucial to the long-term survival of the region. Without it, traffic congestion will cripple our quality of life. We must strive to conserve water and assure that it is available for all citizens.

County commissioners need to make sure that adequate medical services are available AND that seniors have access to those services. Seniors need better transportation options so they can attend to their life needs. Douglas County has a shortage of affordable housing. Commissioners should work with the building industry to promote development of affordable housing options.

I have a wonderful family. I have been married for 17 years to an amazing husband and we have 11-year-old twins, Miles and Natalie. They mean the world to me. My twins attend public school in Douglas County. My son has autism and we struggled to secure adequate services at school until we moved here to Douglas County. His teachers, special education staff and administrators at his school have provided him with amazing support and services. He is excelling in school despite his autism.

Voters should vote for Lora Thomas for county commissioner because I have the proven experience and qualifications for this position. I’ve managed large public-sector budgets, have developed and implemented public policy and have demonstrated the desire and ability to work collaboratively with other agencies. As the coroner, I kept my campaign promise to bring accountability to the office; I improved professionalism and services, shrunk the budget by 33 percent and ended corruption.

I ran for coroner in 2010 because the office was plagued with out-of-control spending and a lack of leadership. My experience as a Colorado State Patrol major prepared me for the challenge. We improved services while shrinking a bloated budget by 33 percent. Guns and prescription medications had been stolen from the coroner’s office — one employee was criminally charged and convicted. I developed policies to prevent further corruption. I know how to look at a problem and solve it, step-by-step.

Like many of you, I’m blessed to spend time with my granddaughter — she’s so innocent and spontaneous that sometimes I wish that she would never grow up. But she will. And, in the same way, growth will happen in Douglas County. Growth brings vibrancy and opportunity, and I support growth that’s managed in balance with water, transportation systems, jobs and existing residents. Open Space is an important component of the county’s overall plans, too.

Seniors are not a namby-pamby group that needs help. Our seniors are a richly diverse group of talented and experienced individuals who provide leadership, volunteer resources and guidance to the county in numerous ways. Douglas County is well prepared for its growing senior population. For example, Neighborhood Network is a nonprofit organization in partnership with the county that provides resources to help seniors age gracefully in place. We must be sure our seniors know how to access this resource.

I would like voters to know that a vote for Lora Thomas is a vote for an independent thinker who will listen to the citizens, and make decisions based on principles of limited government, private property rights and the rule of law. I will represent the people of Douglas County, and I respectfully ask for your vote on Nov. 8.

PARTY REGISTRATION BY COUNTY

The following is a look at the active-voter registration figures in some Denver metro area counties and in Colorado as of Oct. 3: COUNTY

DEMOCRATIC PARTY

REPUBLICAN PARTY

LIBERTARIAN PARTY

GREEN PARTY

AMERICAN CONSTITUTION

UNAFFILIATED

TOTAL

ADAMS

81,026

57,721

2,218

580

777

81,780

224,152

ARAPAHOE

116,539

103,333

3,614

896

807

119,473

344,746

DENVER

188,286

55,969

4,417

1,786

990

127,042

378,602

DOUGLAS

41,664

94,011

2,289

355

318

64,168

202,818

ELBERT

2,239

9,659

146

23

50

5,064

17,181

JEFFERSON

112,784

113,403

3,931

1,079

750

133,396

365,400

STATE

998,845

992,944

34,125

10,284

8,715

1,080,438

3,125,919

Source: Colorado Secretary of State’s website: www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/VoterRegNumbers/VoterRegNumbers.html


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October 21, 2016

State Board of Education, District 6

Rebecca McClellan Party: Democrat About McClellan: The Centennial resident has worked in banking and is a former small business owner. She served on the Centennial City Council for eight years, with a term as mayor pro tem. More information: Rebecca@ McClellanforColorado.com; 303-956-2845; www.McClellanforColorado.com

Debora Scheffel Party: Republican About Scheffel: The incumbent, a Parker resident, has worked in education for three decades, starting her career as a teacher. She has worked as a professor and was appointed dean of the school of education at Colorado Christian University in 2013. More information: debora.scheffel@gmail. com;https: debscheffel.com; www.facebook. com/deborascheffelforstateboard

University of Colorado Regent, District 4

Sue Sharkey Party: Republican About Sharkey: The incumbent, a Castle Rock resident, has been a CU Regent since 2010. She has experience in a family-owned retail business and in banking. More information: suzeshark@gmail.com; www.sharkey4regent.com

Why should voters choose you for this office?

Describe an accomplishment that best illustrates your effectiveness as a leader.

What is the biggest problem faced by public K-12 education in Colorado and how would you help solve it?

What is your stance on the proliferation of charter schools in Colorado?

Is there too much standardized testing of Colorado students?

If elected, I will be the only member of the state board of education with a child in public school. I am a longtime supporter of public education, serving as council liaison to public schools while a city councilmember and mayor pro tem. I believe every child deserves the kind of highquality public education my children are receiving so they can be well prepared for college or career.

While serving as city council liaison to the Cherry Creek School District, I worked with state legislators to develop and pass measures to improve school funding. I worked with Bicycle Colorado to deliver Safe Routes to Schools to our local schools. I’m proud to have supported our school resource officers for campus safety. Collaborating with partners to accomplish better outcomes for students is essential, and I am a proven collaborator.

Our greatest challenge is to ensure that every child in Colorado has access to the resources they need to become well prepared for college or career. I will be a strong advocate for smarter public education funding — especially increasing transparency, reducing administrative bloat and routing our tax dollars to the classroom, where they belong. Great schools are essential to a strong economy. I want to see every part of Colorado enjoy great schools and the high-wage jobs that follow.

I support local neighborhood public schools. While most chartering decisions are made at the local level, the state board of education has judicial review for appeals. Local input, including the input of local elected school board members, is important to consider when weighing an appeal. Rubber stamping questionable applications against the will of local stakeholders is a practice I would reverse in this seat. Tax credits or vouchers for private schools can also drain resources from our neighborhood schools, and I do not support these costly schemes.

Steps to reduce standardized testing have helped, and we must remain responsive to students, parents, teachers and community members regarding the impact of standardized testing on the learning process. I support the hub and spoke committees as they work to provide input for Colorado’s interpretation of ESSA. I am a public school parent who will listen to public input as we work to ensure that every child can become well prepared for college or career.

As a teacher and teacher of teachers, I know firsthand how important it is to provide support for teachers, staff and school leaders and how important it is for parents to be able to guide the public education of their students. I have a track record of working collaboratively to find solutions that provide communities the flexibility to meet their needs. I work hard to make sure we have a transparent accountable system.

Developing new regulations and laws that help keep students’ and staffs’ personally identifiable information safe and confidential are among the accomplishments that demonstrate my effectiveness as a leader. I worked with groups of parents, CDE’s staff, district staffs, legislators and fellow board members to create tougher regulations and new laws to protect data. This required tenacity, persistence, subtle persuasion and sometimes toughness, to bring people together to develop creative solutions, all essential leadership skills.

The biggest problem facing K-12 education is the variety of issues we face. From federal intrusion, to teachers needing resources and flexibility to meet the needs of their students, to adequate allocation of resources, to special interest groups trying to influence public education, the issues vary widely. This is why I am a strong supporter of local control and will work hard to support local communities developing solutions that work for their students, families and staff.

Every student’s needs are unique and we cannot afford to have a one-sizefits-all public education system. We must make sure there are options so that students have access to the public education solution that meets their needs. So I support community driven choices that provide highquality options for students and are accountable to the same standards as neighborhood schools.

Yes, Colorado students spend too much time taking standardized tests. I worked with my fellow board members to reduce testing time required by the state. Despite this, schools, districts, colleges and the armed services all require various standardized tests. In addition, students often face a variety of assessments to determine placement and or identify skills that need reinforcement. I will continue to work to reduce testing burdens so students spend more time learning.

Why are you seeking Why should voters choose you for this this office? office?

I believe everyone should have the opportunity to achieve the American dream. For many people, education is the key that opens the door to this opportunity. A welleducated citizenry is crucial to keeping our nation free and strong. I was raised in a military family and these values were instilled in me from birth. Serving as a CU Regent is an opportunity to contribute to what I so strongly believe in.

I’ve been effective as a regent in my first term, with a commitment to keeping tuition costs down and providing educational opportunities to firstgeneration college students through the pre-collegiate program. My efforts also have been instrumental in establishing a policy that fights discrimination on the basis of political affiliation and philosophy.

Describe an What will your accomplishment top priority be if that best illustrates elected? your effectiveness as a leader. I have worked across the board and the university system to advance the freedom of ideas and support for military families that led to legislation signed by the governor. Collaborating with community leaders to enhance college access, and promoting these ideas to the university.

What else should voters know about you?

I will continue to focus on fiscal responsibility, seeking cost reductions and efficiencies, and reducing costly, inefficient policies. Increasing revenue is key, especially through research, online education, private funding through donors, and partnerships with the business community.

I seek greater ideological diversity at the university through initiatives such as the Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy at the Boulder campus, in addition to growing the Center for Western Civilization.

Editor’s note: Bob Owens, Democratic candidate for District 4 CU Regent, did not return Colorado Community Media’s questionnaire.

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Proposition 107: Presidential Primary Election Proposition 107 would reestablish the state’s presidential primary elections. Colorado held presidential primaries in 1992, 1996 and 2000, but has used the caucus system since. Both Republican and Democratic voters criticized the caucus this year as being chaotic, and many Republican voters were upset that the party did not conduct a straw poll to determine the preferred presidential candidate.

Proposition 107 would also allow participation by unaffiliated voters.

be interpreted to prohibit work requirements in the criminal justice system.

Proposition 108: Unaffiliated voter participation in primary elections Proposition 108 would open Colorado’s primary elections to unaffiliated voters. Under current law, a voter must be affiliated with a political party to vote in that party’s primary.

Amendment U: Exempt possessory interests from property tax Amendment U would eliminate property tax for businesses and individuals who derive a benefit of $6,000 or less from the use of government-owned real property and adjust the exemption amount every two years to keep up with inflation. Currently, the state does not tax government-owned property but does impose property tax on those who rent, lease or have other rights to use a government property, such as cattle-grazing rights.

Amendment T: No exception to involuntary service Amendment T would amend the state Constitution, removing an exception allowing the use of involuntary servitude as a punishment for crime. This could

Amendment 71: Raise the bar for constitutional amendments Amendment 71 would create new requirements for placing a constitutional initiative on the ballot. Currently, to get a citizen initiative, backers must collect enough signatures to equal 5 percent of the votes cast in the most recent election for Secretary of State in a six-month period. In 2016, the requirement was 98,492 signatures. Amendment 71 would require that some of the signatures be collected in each of the state’s 35 Senate districts, in the amount of 2 percent of the registered voters in that district. It would also require a 55

percent super-majority of votes to adopt a change to the Constitution, rather than the current simple majority. Amendment 72: Increase in tobacco tax Amendment 72 would raise the state tax on cigarettes from 84 cents to $2.59 and increase the tax on other tobacco products from 40 percent of the retail price to 62 percent. The revenue would be distributed to various health programs that are already funded by tobacco taxes, as well as research grants studying tobacco-related health issues, tobacco-use prevention programs and others.


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Morgan Walker receives her October Student of the Month Award from the Rotary Club of Parker. Pictured from left to right are father Michael Walker, mother Andrea Walker, Morgan Walker, Rotarian Steve Budnack, and science teacher Paul Blomenber. Courtesy photo

Rotary picks Lutheran student of the month Morgan Walker selected for hard work and service Staff report The Rotary Club of Parker recently chose Morgan Walker as its October Student of the Month from Lutheran High School.

Morgan has a 4.3 grade-point average and is ranked 10th in her class of 108 students. Walker plays soccer and is active in the Jubilate Choir, the Lights Academy and Lions for Life. “Morgan is one of the most self-disciplined and hardworking students I have taught,” one of Walker’s teachers wrote. In her spare time, Walker enjoys

competitive horseback riding, singing and playing the guitar. She also volunteers at the Dumb Friends League, the Equine Partnership Program, a church nursery and tutoring. Walker also returned recently from a mission trip to Africa. Morgan has applied to several colleges and is considering pursuing a pre-medicine program.

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MILESTONES Education Nicole Cortina, of Parker, graduated in May 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in communications and a minor in international development from Colorado State University. Joseph Barrella, of Parker, graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in sport management from Adams State University. Leah Dassler, of Parker, was named to the spring 2016 provost’s honor roll at Whitworth University. Melissa Durtschi, of Parker, graduated with a master’s degree in education, linguistically diverse educator, from Adams State University. Sara Escandon, formerly of Parker, graduated summa cum laude in May with a bachelor’s degree in social work and minors in Spanish and poverty studies from Washburn University. She was named to the spring 2016 president’s honor roll, and she received a Bonner Leader award and two WTE (Washburn

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Transformational Experience) awards in International Education and Community Service. Megan Fox, of Parker, was named to the spring 2016 provost’s honor roll at Whitworth University. Lauren Lindell, of Parker, accepted a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in College of Business and Entrepreneurship from Fort Hays State University. A 2016 Ponderosa High School graduate, Lindell is the daughter of Robert and Kathy Lindell. She plans to major in business. Nicholas Alexander Meints, of Parker, was awarded an out-of-state scholarship of at least $2,000 to attend the University of WisconsinEau Claire. Rebecca Page, of Parker, accepted a $1,500 Transfer Student Award from Fort Hays State University. A 2015 Ponderosa High School graduate and a Chowan University transfer student, Page is the daugh-

ter of Peter Page and Nancy Starr. She plans to major in nursing. Qubeen Ranabhat, of Parker, was named to the spring or summer 2016 dean’s list at Columbia College, Denver campus. Shristi Sharma, of Parker, was named to the spring or summer 2016 dean’s list at Columbia College, Denver campus. Elizabeth Svisco, of Parker, graduated in May with honors, earning a bachelor’s degree from Montana State University. Megan Zimbeck, of Parker, accepted a $2,000 University Scholar Award from Fort Hays State University. A 2016 Ponderosa High School graduate, Zimbeck is the daughter of Jon and Kathy Zimbeck. She plans to major in business. Madison Zahorik, of Franktown, graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree from Montana State University.

Deadline: Apply by Dec. 15 Angel Heart Project Delivers meals to men, women and children with life-threatening illnesses Need: Volunteers willing to deliver meals to clients in the South Denver area. Requirements: Attend an orientation and submit to a background check before volunteering. Training provided to all new drivers. Deliveries start at 1 p.m. and last until 3 p.m. Contact: 303-830-0202 or volunteer@projectangelheart.org.

Provides services to local seniors Need: Volunteer drivers to take seniors to appointments, the grocery store, pharmacies and more. Contact: Steph Schroeder, 303-6889498

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. ASSE International Student Exchange Program Organizes student exchange programs Need: Local host families to provide homes for boys and girls age 15-18 from a variety of coutries. Contact: Cathy Hintz, 406-488-8325 or 800-733-2773 Castle Rock Senior Activity Center

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, 303-9613925 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.

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HOW TO HELP The Dana family is raising $25,000 to buy a service dog that would alert Christian as to whether his blood sugar is too high or too low. They are working with Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers (SDWR), a nonprofit that provides service dogs to families.

By Jessica Gibbs jgibbs@coloradocommunitymedia.com Christian Dana ran to his mother on a recent afternoon, excited to tell her the coffee shop they were in had sugar-free candies. It’s a big deal to the 7-year-old who has to count every sugar and carb he eats. Christian was diagnosed with Type I diabetes in April 2015. “You never imagine it to be your own child,” his mother, Tara, said. “I would have done everything that day to trade spots with him.” Now, Christian never eats anything without checking the label. He wears a pump to control his insulin. He pricks his finger eight to 10 times a day to check his blood sugar. And he does it like a pro: The boy with a sheepish yet ornery smile whips out a testing strip. He pricks his finger, gives it a squeeze to push out the blood and then takes the sample. Not even a wince. Soon, the Dana family hopes that monitoring Christian’s diabetes will become easier through

So far, the family has raised about half of the amount needed. If you want to help, go to www. sdwr.donatedrive.com and search for “Tara Dana.” the help of a service dog. They are approximately halfway to their $25,000 fundraising goal. Through scent, service dogs can alert a person when blood sugar is getting too high or too low. The Danas are working with Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers, a nonprofit that provides service dogs to families, along with trainers to help them transition the dog into their daily lives. Testing his blood sugar is the first thing Christian does when he wakes up each day. It’s the last thing he does before going to sleep around 9 p.m. each night. Sometimes, on a bad day, Tara wakes up around midnight to check it again.

However, Tara worries he may becomes less meticulous as he grows older. A dog by his side would give him a safety net, she said, and give her peace of mind. The community has already gathered around the family. 105 West Brewing Co. in Castle Rock dedicated the month of August to Christian’s cause, Tara said, and pulled in $3,000. An event organized by Christian’s Cub Scout pack raised $3,300 in one day. A rummage sale, held at First United Methodist church on Aug. 13, took weeks of planning but brought a profit that was well worth it. Vanessa Cogswell, the fundraising chair and treasurer for Cub Scout Pack 261, said community support was huge, particularly in way of donations and event turnout. “When we finally presented Christian the check, Christian was crying, and some of the other boys got emotional, too,” she said, “because they’ve all been friends for so long.” The Cub Scout Pack was proud. The club had expected to raise, maybe, $1,000. The day’s proceeds more than exceeded their expectations. Both Cogswell and Tara are brainstorming more fundraisers to help bring the donations up to the $25,000 goal. The family

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Chefs compete in world food contest Jeff Gebott and Adam Feinberg participated in Taste of Douglas County

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Jeff Gebott, chef who is competing in 2016 World Food Championships

Two chefs who participated in this year’s Taste of Douglas County event will soon be competing in the 2016 World Food Championships. Jeff Gebott is a Top 3 chef from the Taste of Douglas County competition. He’s also a general manager and corporate chef with Southern Hospitality, a barbecue restaurant in Lone Tree. The Justin Timberlake-backed restaurant chain also has locations in Denver and Colorado Springs. He and colleague Adam Feinberg, who works as the “pit master” and prep cook for Southern Hospitality’s location in Denver, helped represent the restaurant during the Taste of Douglas County in August. They recalled the crowds of people, the ever-growing food lines and the rush to get everyone served. This year, they passed out 1,100 pork sliders during the event, Gebott said. But their favorite part was the camaraderie among chefs and cooks who attend. “The atmosphere is really just fun,” Gebott said. “At the end of the day, we’re all really passionate about food.”

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Auto Shop of Horrors Castle Rock filmmaker Tim Gallagher and the Douglas County Veteran’s Monument Foundation present the premiere of Auto Shop of Horrors followed by a concert from local band Over The Castle. Program runs from 7-10:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at Kirk Hall at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Tickets are available at 1 Stop Tire and Auto or online from ShiningLightEvents.com. Go to Facebook.com/AutoShopOfHorrors. Film is rated TV-14 DV. Feel free to come in Halloween costume; no full masks please. Food and drinks available.

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Live! With Peter Fletcher Enjoy an evening of classical guitar performed by Peter Fletcher at Live! With Peter Fletcher at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Lone Tree Library, 10055 Library Way. Fletcher will perform selections of classical masterworks, including Paganini’s dazzling “Caprice No. 24,” the ever-popular “Cordoba” by Spanish composer Isaac Albeniz, and Bach’s monumental “Lute Suite No. 3,” among other arrangements. Registration is required at 303-791-7323 or DouglasCountyLibraries.org. Arapahoe Philharmonic Play-In The Arapahoe Philharmonic presents a play-in for high school orchestra and band students in Arapahoe and Douglas counties, as well as for avocational adult musicians in the community, to play side-by-side with Arapahoe Philharmonic musicians. The full-day play-in is Sunday, Oct. 23 at Chaparral High School, 15655 Brookstone Drive, Parker. Participants will spend the day rehearsing the first movement of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and Sibelius’s Finlandia. The community is invited to a free 30-minute performance at 6:30 p.m. No tickets are required.

Hoofin’ It Through the Hollows 5K Bring the family out for a 5K run/walk Halloween celebration at 5:45 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 at deKoevend Park, 6315 S. University Blvd., Centennial. Dress in your Halloween best for a chance to win various costume contests. Stay after for s’more roasting and beer garden for ages 21-plus. Register at bitly.com/hoofin-it-ssprd. Community Shred Event Help reduce your chances of becoming a victim of identity theft at a community shred event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 22, at Public Service Credit Union, 9990 Park Meadows Drive, Lone Tree. Bring all your unwanted documents and watch them get shredded. Shred trucks on site. All residents welcome; no membership required. Refreshments offered. A complimentary seminar by the Hughes Law Firm also is offered from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Quilt Sale, Boutique The Ave Maria Mission Quilters plans its Quilt Sale and Boutique from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 and from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23 at Ave Maria Catholic Church, 9056 E. Parker Road in Parker. A beautiful selection of quilts, table runners/ toppers, home accessories and children’s items will be available for sale. Proceeds enable the Quilters to make and donate quilts to various charities and are also distributed to various community organizations as well as the Hands of Hope Ministries.

Festival Choir Join the Festival Choir at St. Andrew United Methodist for a short-term choral experience. Rehearsals are from 7:15-8:15 p.m. Wednesdays from Oct. 26 to Dec. 14 at the church, 9203 S. University Blvd., Highlands Ranch. Performances will be Dec. 16-17. Be part of the Christmas immersion concerts with full professional orchestra, handbells and narration. Contact Mark Zwilling at 303-7942683 or mzwilling@gostandrew.com

Prescription Drug Take Back Safely dispose of unused, unwanted or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. In Highlands Ranch, bring items from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Highlands Ranch Substation, 9250 Zotos Drive. Call 303-791-0430. FIND MORE THINGS TO DO ONLINE ColoradoCommunityMedia.com/events

Bowlero Grand Opening Bowlero Lone Tree plans a grand opening celebration from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at 9255 Kimmer Drive, Lone Tree (formerly Brunswick Zone). This family-friendly event is hosted by Demaryius Thomas of the Denver Broncos. All guests will receive a free game of bowling, show rental and a $5 arcade card. Bowlero is a high-end, award-winning concept that puts a retro-modern spin on classic bowling fun. U.S. Citizenship Class Learn what is necessary to become a U.S. citizen and complete the necessary application paperwork. Class takes place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 22 and again Saturday, Oct. 29, at Douglas County Libraries in Parker, 20105 E. Mainstreet. You’ll learn U.S. history, government, and other information in preparation for passing the interview, and can watch citizenship interviews. A representative from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will answer questions. Registration for the class of your choice is required at 303-791-7323 or DCL.org. Writer Series: Talk to a Publisher Are you writing a book? Talk to a publishing expert at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, at Douglas County Libraries in Parker, 20105 E. Mainstreet. Conundrum Press publisher Caleb J. Seeling will be the guest speaker. This is the second installment in DCL’s Writer Series, which covers writing, editing/ publishing, and finding a literary agent. Registration is required at 303-7917323 or DCL.org. Tech Together Adults can get help with understanding and using their new Kindle Fire, Android tablet, smartwatch or other new technology at Tech Together at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at Douglas County Libraries in Parker, 20105 E. Mainstreet. Highly skilled librarians will provide one-on-one assistance. Registration is required at 303-791-7323 or DCL.org.

Special Needs Halloween Dance The Highlands Ranch Community Association therapeutic recreation program is hosting a night of fun, food, prizes and dancing for people ages 16 and up. Join us for some ghoulish games, fearsome fun and frightening food. Don’t forget your costume. Dance is from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at the Recreation Center at Southridge, Wildcat Auditorium. Call 303-471-7043 or go to www.hrcaonline. org/tr.

Local Candidate Forum The Arc Arapahoe & Douglas Counties and Developmental Pathways will host a candidates’ forum for state representatives and senators running for office in Arapahoe and Douglas counties. The purpose of the event is to introduce the public to candidates in their respective districts and to provide them with the opportunity to engage in conversation about topics that affect individuals with disabilities. Event is planned from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the Family Resource Pavilion, 9700 E. Easter Lane, Centennial. Forum is free and open to the public.

Halloween Sounds Douglas Elbert Music Teachers students will sing and play piano and other instruments during the Halloween Sounds concert at noon, 2, 4 and 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 at Parker Bible Church, 4391 Mainstreet, Parker. Beginning to advanced students will be playing songs in costumes and are guaranteed to be haunting. Call Ann Riggs at 303-841-2976.

Let’s Talk About Books Book lovers can join in a fun evening of book talks featuring the Tattered Cover’s lead book buyer Cathy Lange. Talk is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at Douglas County Libraries in Lone Tree, 10055 Library Way. Get a fresh book list, with refreshments and door prizes to boot. Registration is required at 303-791-7323 or DCL.org.

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SouthGlenn Spooky Streets The Streets at SouthGlenn plans its annual Spooky Streets event from 4:307:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21 in and around Commons Park. Event features the Pumpkin Parade decorating and carving contest, special family entertainment, candy and other family-friendly surprises and activities. Admission is free. Call 303-771-4004 or go to www.shopsouthglenn.com for information. Calling All Book Lovers Need a new book list? Join Book Lovers at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at the James H. LaRue Library, 9292 Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch, for a fun presentation by library staff and a special guest via Skype, Virginia Stanley of Harper Collins. Door prizes will be given out and refreshments served. Registration is required at 303-791-7323 or DouglasCountyLibraries.org. What’s Right About Your Writing Castle Rock Writers Conference 2016: What’s Right about Your Writing! is planned from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at 3737 New Hope Way, Castle Rock. Twenty amazing faculty members, agent pitches, and more. Go to www.castlerockwriters.com for information and to register. For more information, contact director Alice Aldridge-Dennis, 303-521-8615. Great Pumpkin Haul

Colorado Haunted History Littleton author Ann Westerberg will take you on a trip through the most infamous haunted places of our state. Program runs from 2-3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, at Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. Hear about ghostly encounters at the GrantHumphries Mansion, the Brown Palace Hotel, Union Station, Cheesman Park, the Denver Botanic Gardens, Springer Castle in Highlands Ranch, the Buckhorn Exchange and more. Westerberg will also talk about her family’s encounter with ghosts in Manitou Springs. Ann Westerberg is the author of “Colorado Ghost Tours: Haunted History & Encounters with the Afterlife.” Call 303795-3961.

Pancakes to Support Those That Support You A benefit pancake breakfast for Detective Dan Brite and the Douglas County Fallen Officer Fund is planned from 7-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Millhouse at Philip S. Miller Park in Castle Rock. Call 303-887-2741.

Pick out a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch and carry it over, under and through a variety of obstacles during the fifth Great Pumpkin Haul. Mini pumpkins are provided, and families can participate in the event together. A free pumpkin bootcamp, led by Orange Theory Fitness, allows participants to use their pumpkins in a full body workout. The Great Pumpkin Haul begins at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 at Chatfield Botanic Gardens. Post Haul participants enjoy a fall festival, which includes seasonal brews, hot apple cider, food trucks, a Pumpkin yoga class to stretch out, hay rides, a free kids’ course and discounted tickets to the annual corn maze. Details about the event available at www. thegreatpumpkinhaul.com. Proceeds benefit Camp Como, a Christian-based nonprofit that organizes adventures and camps to get kids outside and active. Go to www.campcomo.com. History Walk Join the Castle Rock Historical Society on Saturday, Oct. 22, as we walk leisurely for about 40 minutes stopping at about a dozen selected gave sites to hear brief stories of the deceased. The tour will include historical society members portraying some of our local people in history. Cedar Hill was founded in 1875 and is the only cemetery in Castle Rock. It contains the remains of pioneers significant in the early history of Castle Rock and Douglas County. The historic section of the cemetery contains numerous unique stones and markers that represent the culture and lifestyles of various Douglas County families. Meet at the Cedar Hill Cemetery; tour starts at 4:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served following the tour. Contact the Castle Rock Museum at 303-814-3164, museum@castlerockhistoricalsociety.org, www.castlerockhistoricalsociety.org. Tour is free. Online, Social Media Safety A free seminar for parents about keeping kids safe online and with social media is scheduled from 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Mountain View Christian Church, 40 E. Highlands Ranch Parkway, Highlands Ranch. Go to mountainviewfamily.org.

Healthy Gut Healthy Body Did you know that the health inside your gut affects everything else? Sometimes the gut is called the second brain. Learn ways to heal and feel your best through fermented foods, probiotics, stomach acid, tackling hidden food allergies and more. Come to a free seminar and take health into your own hands. It all begins in the gut. Program is led by Trisha Ackerman, holistic nutritionist, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 at the Parker Library, 20105 Mainstreet. Contact Trisha@Nutrition4supportandWellness.com. Healthy Back Seminar HealthyPeople.Gov reports Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on low back pain. Learn how to reduce the risk of developing back problems at a Healthy Back seminar from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3 at Life Care Center of Stonegate, at 15720 Garden Plaza Drive, Parker. Seminar will include resources and a demonstration of stretches and exercises. RSVP by Oct. 26 at 303-805-2085, ext. 4520. Alzheimer’s Symposium A full day of training and education for health care professionals and families who provide care for persons with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia is planned for Monday, Oct. 31, at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center. The program also offers a limited number of individuals a chance to enroll for a virtual dementia tour, which enables the individual to experience some of the physical and mental challenges faced by those with dementia. For information, go to www.alz.org/co or call 800-272-3900. Head•Strong Sport Psychology A workshop for 11- to 14-year-old athletes designed to build confidence and develop resiliency through mental skills training is offered from 4:30-6 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 3 at the Creekside II Clubhouse, 6087 S. Quebec St., Centennial. Contact 720-724-4548 or drkatebennett@gmail.com. Go to www.livetrainthrive.com. Find AA If you want to drink, that’s your business. If you want to stop, that’s ours. More than 1,000 AA meetings are offered in the Denver area every week. If you think you may have a problem with alcohol, come see us. To find a meeting near you, call 303-322-4440, or go to www.daccaa.org.

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English Learners Practice your English is a club that allows adults from all language backgrounds to practice lively, informal conversations in English on every day topics. For all levels of English learners. Discussion topics vary, and conversation group is facilitated. Group meets at 10:30 a.m. Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. at the James H. LaRue Library, 9292 Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch. No registration is required; information at 303-791-7323 or DouglasCountyLibraries.org. Editor’s note: Calendar submissions must be received by noon Wednesday for publication the following week. Send listings to calendar@coloradocommunitymedia.com. No attachments, please. Listings are free and run on a space-available basis.


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Contestants strive to be cut above the rest Meat cutters show their skills at ice arena in first competition round By Alex DeWind adewind@coloradocommunity The more than 30 men and women — from Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming and South Dakota — at South Suburban Ice Arena last week weren’t wearing ice skates. Instead they were bundled up and stationed in front of a table with slabs of meat and kitchenware. The first round of the Texas Roadhouse National Meat Cutting Competition, created in 2001 to recognize the restaurant’s meat cutters, was held Oct. 11 at the Littleton ice venue. Texas Roadhouse has locations throughout the state and is known for its American cuisine, including steak, handmade sides and rolls. The restaurant’s meat cutters are similar to butchers, said Rob Pesa, Texas Roadhouse product coach. “It is a skill,” Pesa said. “Unfortunately, it’s a lost art.” At the event, each participant was given 25-30 pounds of beef — including one sirloin, one tenderloin and one ribeye — to cut in 60 minutes in the 38-degree ice rink. Meat cutters were judged on quality, speed and yield. Five advanced to the semi-finals round, which is scheduled for March in Orlando, Florida. The winner of the national competition will pocket $20,000 and be recognized as Meat Cutter of the Year. Edgar Pantoga, a 13-year-old from Aurora, watched his mother from the stands. She was one of two women in the competition. “It’s cool because not many girls do it,” he said. “There are a lot of boys out there.” The profession isn’t easy. Meat cutters are on their feet from seven to eight

All eyes on the cutting table at the first round of the Texas Roadhouse National Meat Cutting Competition on Oct. 11 at South Suburban Ice Arena, 6580 S. Vine St. Six of about 30 meat cutters will advance to the final round for a chance to win $20,000. Photo by Alex DeWind hours a day in a 35-degree walk-in cooler, Pesa said. They are responsible for hand-cutting every steak served at their local Texas Roadhouse. “It’s a very difficult environment,” he said. “Finding the right people to do it is hard.”

South Suburban Parks and Recreation has hosted the event at its ice arena, 6580 S. Vine St., for five years. The cool temperature keeps the meat from spoiling. “It’s fun,” said Dirk Doty, recreation coordinator. “Something different.”

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Leaves, leagues may change, but results stay same

Tori Bjorgum drives the ball over the net for Lutheran and over a blocking effort by two St. Mary’s Academy players during the Oct. 11 league volleyball game. Bjorgum had 11 kills for the Eagles, helping her team win the match, 3-1. Photo by Tom Munds

Lutheran shares first place Win over St. Mary’s puts Lions in tie with Faith Christian By Tom Munds tmunds@coloradocommunitymedia.com Lutheran’s volleyball team lost the first set to St. Mary’s Academy but rallied to win three sets in a row and win the Oct. 11 match. The win raised the Lions’ overall record to 11-3 and their league record to 6-1, which put them in a tie for the league lead with Faith Christian. “We are a very young team this year with only one senior on the roster but we do have talented volleyball players who like each other, which creates great team chemistry,” Lions coach Alicia Oates said before the match. “We have room for growth but the improvements we have made this season are very exciting.”

She said there was a good turnout for volleyball and the Lions have a varsity, junior varsity and C team this season. She said having enough players to field three teams is important for the future of Lutheran volleyball. “While we have made strides that are important, we are not quite where we want to be as a team yet,” Oates said. “For example, the strength of our team may be offense or may be defense but it depends on the day. But the real strength of our team is the fact we will not to quit and the determined focus on always playing our best volleyball.” Key moments St. Mary’s came out aggressively, took the early lead in the first set and won it 25-16. Lutheran rallied and took the early lead in the second set and won it, 25-14. The third set was close early but the Lions broke a 12-12 tie to build a 19-13 lead and went on to win the set, 25-19.

The battle heated up in the fourth set. St. Mary’s took the early lead at 6-5 but again Lutheran came back to forge ahead and built a 15-8 advantage. Points were hotly contested on both sides of the net but eventually Lutheran won the set 25-16 and won the match, 3-1. Key players/statistics Eight Lutheran players made a total of 50 kills. Abby Akers made 16 kills, which was 64 percent of her kill attempts. Payton Brgoch had 15 kills and Tori Bjorgum made 11 kills. Brgoch also led the team in blocks with three. Lions players made a total of 85 digs by diving to the floor to keep the ball in play. Kenzie Graves was the digs leader with 21, Cora Rice made 19 digs and Kennedey Johnson made 15. Johnson also led the team in assists with 41. Volleyball continues on Page 33

Fall is the time for change. Leaves on trees change color and fall off. And this past week, I’ve had to change the climatecontrol system in the car from air conditioning during the warmth of the afternoon to the heat in the evening to take off the chill. There has also been a change with the new league alignments in high school football. The idea was to dissolve leagues like the Centennial and 5A Jefferson County that seemed to always have some of the state’s best teams playing against each other week after week during the conference schedule. There was an occasional lopsided victory, which can’t be avoided no matter which teams are playing in which leagues. Those blowouts have not been eliminated in the new alignments. Jim Benton Hopefully, games will get OVERTIME more competitive, but the good teams will continue to be good no matter the alignment or the name of the league. In the seven new Class 5A leagues, the average margin of victory during the first week of conference play was 26.9 points with five games decided by more than 40 points. Games were a little closer in the second week of 5A conference play with a one-point decision, three four- point victories and a five-point margin, but those were offset by a 55-point blowout and three 40-plus-point lopsided games. The average margin of victory was 23.8 points in the second week of league games. Class 4A has also seen its share of routs. Take the Plains League for example. The average margin of victory in the first two weeks is 39.5. These new leagues will remain in 2017 for the second year of the cycle before the conferences will again be changed in the waterfall format that snakes schools into leagues based on two-year Ratings Performance Index rankings, which are generated by a computer. Sometimes change is good, but maybe more geographical reasoning needs to be included in the league realignments. Consider this: At the start of the football game between home standing Legend and Poudre from Fort Collins on Oct. 13, there were 51 people in the visitors’ bleachers at Echo Park Stadium in Parker. RPI standings If you don’t understand how the RPI standings in football are compiled, there is a formula but most of the time it’s easier just to look up the standings at chsaanow.com/rpi In the seven 5A and 4A leagues, the league champions automatically gain a spot in the 16team playoffs with the other teams being selected via RPI.

Benton continues on Page 32

why I love it and continue to play.

KEEPING SCORE WITH... HANNAH STANLEY Junior softball player hool ThunderRidge High Sc

Why do you participate in sports? I participate in sports mainly for my love of the game. However, the friendships and bonds I have made through the sport are a big factor in

Do you have any pre-competition superstitions or rituals? I always put my uniform on in the same order, and before an at-bat, I always put my left batting glove on first. What are your plans for after high school graduation? After I graduate high school, I hope to play softball in college and study medicine. “Keeping Score With…” is a Q&A with high school athletes in the south metro area. Email Colorado Community Media sports writer Jim Benton at jbenton @coloradocommunitymedia.com if you or someone you know would like to participate.

 James Logan, cross country, senior, Arapahoe: He won the Continental League cross country championship with a time of 15 minutes, 52 seconds on Oct. 13 at DeKoevend Park in Centennial.  Shae Henley, cross country, freshman, ThunderRidge: She was crowned the Continental League’s girls cross country champion on Oct. 12 at Green Lake Park in Denver with a winning time of 18:40.00.  Robby Hill, tennis, senior, Cherry Creek: Hill wrapped up the Class 5A No. 2 singles title with a grueling 6-7, 7-5, 6-4 win over Denver East’s Charlie Franks on Oct. 15 at the Gates Tennis Center in Denver.  Jack Kane, football, senior, Castle View:

Kane was in on 17 tackles, including one for a sack and two for losses in the Sabercats’ 28-27 overtime victory over Rocky Mountain on Oct. 14  William Willis, football, senior, Lutheran: Willis had another big passing game, going 24-of-35 for 311 yards and two touchdowns in the Lions’ 31-13 triumph over Evergreen. In the past two games, Willis has thrown for 559 yards. Colorado Community Media selects five athletes from high schools in the south metro area each week as “Standout Performers.” Preference is given to athletes making their debut on the list. To nominate an athlete, contact Jim Benton at jbenton@coloradocommunitymedia.com


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The top five teams in the Class 5A RPI standings, in order, compiled Oct. 16 are Regis Jesuit, Valor Christian, Grandview, Mullen and Cherry Creek. Mountain Vista is 15, ThunderRidge 16 and Legend 17, but there are still three weeks of action remaining and many changes will be forthcoming. Highlands Ranch standout transfers Leilah Vigil, the leading scorer for the Highlands Ranch girls basketball team the past two seasons, has transferred to Grandview High in Aurora. The junior will be playing with Grandview senior standout Michaela Onyenwere after the Colorado High School Activities Association deemed Vigil will have full eligibility since the transfer was viewed as a bona fide family move. Jim Benton is a sports writer for Colorado Community Media. He has been covering sports in the Denver area since 1968. He can be reached at jbenton@coloradocommunitymedia.com or at 303-566-4083.

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Mistakes costly in Legend loss Poudre scores 24 unanswered points to down Titans By Jim Benton jbenton@coloradocommunitymedia.com Mistakes, turnovers and penalties can create a recipe for failure in high school football. Legend found that out on Oct. 13 as the Titans let an early 7-0 lead evaporate en route to a 24-7 Mount Lincoln League loss to Poudre at Echo Park Automotive Stadium in Parker. The Titans, seeking to climb closer to the school-best six-win mark, lost its second straight league game and fell to 4-3 overall for the season. Poudre is now 2-0 in the Mount Lincoln league and 5-2 overall. “We had a lot of self-inflicted mistakes, which is really frustrating for everybody involved and we wished we could have played better,” Legend coach Monte Thelen said. “We’re going to have to congratulate Poudre. There are some tangible reasons why we made some mistakes and they put some pressure on us.” Key moments Poudre was nursing a 17-7 lead when Zach Leal intercepted a pass from Legend senior quarterback Marc Muma and returned it 28 yards for a touchdown to increase the Impalas’ lead with 19 seconds remaining in the third quarter. Key players/statistics Legend had 197 yards in total offense in the first half but an interception and fumble stopped drives and the Titans turned the ball over at the Poudre 4-yard line in the second quarter when a fourth-down attempt was stopped by the Impalas’ defense, which wound up dominating in the second half. Two of the three Legend turnovers led to 14 points for the visitors from Fort Collins and five penalties in the second half helped kept the Titans offense bottled up. Muma finished 15-of-31 for 198 yards

Legend sophomore running back Caden Meis looks to turn the corner during the Titans’ Mount Lincoln League game Oct. 13 against Poudre at Echo Park Automotive Stadium. Meis gained 102 scored and scored a touchdown in Legend’s 24-7 loss. Photo by Jim Benton passing. He was sacked six times. Sophomore Caden Meis had a busy night for Legend. He rushed 14 times for 102 yards and scored the Titans’ lone touchdown on a 1-yard run. He caught two passes for 24 yards and was in on six tackles. Senior Mitch Griswold intercepted a Poudre pass in the fourth quarter and injured his knee on the play. He led the team with eight tackles against Poudre. They said it “I thought we moved the ball well in the first half. We just had two turnovers and we

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STATE SOFTBALL SCHEDULE Pairings for Oct. 21 first-round games for area teams in the state high school softball tournaments at the Aurora Sports Park. Winners of first-round games will play a second game Oct. 21, with the semifinals and finals in the three classes held Oct. 22. Class 5A #1 Broomfield vs. #16 Cherry Creek, 10 a.m.; #8 Mountain Range vs. #9 Douglas County, 10 a.m.; #4 Loveland vs. #13 Ralston Valley, 10 a.m.; #6 Fort Collins vs. #11 Legend, 12:15 p.m.; #2 Cherokee Trail vs. #15 Legacy,

Volleyball Continued from Page 31

They said it “Tonight’s win was a total team effort as we played good defense, made good serves and never gave up trying to score every point,” Freshman Brgoch said after the match. “St. Mary’s is a good team, they played hard and they really wanted to win this match. This is a good win for us against a very good team.” She said it was fun to play in the match. “I loved playing tonight,” she said.

12:15 p.m.; #7 Rock Canyon vs. #10 Grand Junction Central, 12:15 p.m. Class 4A #4 Wheat Ridge vs. #13 Pueblo Central, 10 a.m.; #5 Air Academy vs. #12 Elizabeth, 10 a.m.; #3 Valor Christian vs. #14 Thomas Jefferson, 12:15 p.m. Class 3A #4 Brush vs. #13 Faith Christian, 10 a.m.; #7 The Academy vs. #10 Weld Central, 12:15 p.m.

“Every play was exciting and it was fun because we made good passes, good blocks and we won the match.” Volleyball is the only sport Brgoch plays. “I love my teammates and I love the game,” she said. “Volleyball is an exciting game out there on the court. I like hitting and blocking and I guess I like to do that because I am tall.” Going forward The Lions have one match left on the regular season schedule and that match on Oct. 24 will decide the Class 3A Metro League champion, as Lutheran is on the road at Faith Christian.

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CERTUS Professional Network meets for its Parker networking event from 9:30-11 a.m. the second Tuesday of the month at Panera Bread, 11290 Twenty Mile Road, Parker. Build your network, grow your business, network less. Our events are structured to connect professionals with the resources, power partners and leaders to expand their business and the business of others. Open to all industries, includes 30 minutes of open networking and organized introductions to the group. Cost: $12 non-CERTUS members at the door. First participants pay half price. RSVP not required. More info about CERTUS™ Professional Network at http://www. CertusNetwork.com. Douglas-Elbert County Music Teachers’ Association meets at 9 a.m. every first Thursday at Parker Bible Church, between Jordan and Chambers on Main Street. All area music teachers are welcome. Call Lucie Washburn, 303-814-3479. Leads Club Southeast Superstars meets at 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays at LePeep at Parker and Orchard roads. Call Linda Jones at 720-6410056. The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe County has two meetings per month. No unit meetings are in June through August, but the two unit meetings per month will begin again in September on second Monday evenings and second Thursday mornings. Call 303798-2939. The group is open to residents of Douglas County. Parker Leaders, a leads group with a networking attitude, meets from 10:30-11:45 a.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month at Parker Heating & Air, 18436 Longs Way, Unit 101. Entrepreneurs are encouraged to visit the club, which is seeking new members, including a personal trainer, massage therapist, acupuncturist, lawyer, bookkeper, telecom consultant and computer repair technician. Contact Erica_Kraft@ADP.com.

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Douglas County and Arapahoe County, where most of Aurora is located, is approximately 900,000. “To pull resources together for a regional project like this is astounding,” Repella said. A nationwide backlog The delay in DNA and other forensic evidence testing is not unique to Colorado. The National Institute of Justice defines a forensic biology or DNA backlogged case as one that has not been completed within 30 days of receipt, although each independent laboratory has its own definition, according to the institute’s website. Because of this, it is difficult to determine the exact number of backlogged cases throughout the nation. However, data gathered in fiscal year 2010, as state and local units of government applied for funding under the Forensic DNA Backlog Reduction Program, showed a national backlog of 111,647 DNA cases as of the end of 2009. But the number changes daily, the NIJ reports, as new cases are submitted and closed every day. “Across the country, state labs are overrun,” Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said. “It’s very important that we think about this as a public safety concern.” The need for timely DNA testing is crucial, law enforcement officials say, to furthering investigations and solving cases that include homicide, sexual assault, auto theft, burglary, suspicious deaths, cold case homicides and more. The sheriff’s offices in Arapahoe and Douglas counties and the Aurora Police Department each operate their own crime labs, but none has the capability to do DNA testing, according to a feasibility study on the regional lab.

DNA analysis can make the difference between taking criminals off the streets and letting them move in society for the 18 months it might take to receive results from the state lab, Spurlock said. Sometimes, DNA analysis can be what clears an individual’s name, Arapahoe County Sheriff David Walcher said. The sheriff’s office at times has cause to arrest someone before DNA evidence can be analyzed, he said, which means an innocent person could remain in jail until DNA results are available to exonerate them. Developing a regional lab Two years in the making, the Regional Forensics Crime Laboratory, estimated to cost about $13.7 million, will also serve the City of Centennial, which contracts with the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office. Centennial Mayor Cathy Noon said the city was immediately supportive of the project. “I think what we were really astonished by is how little DNA actually gets tested and how long it takes,” she said. “If there are additional tools that our sheriff’s department that we contract with needs, we support that — absolutely.” Other municipalities also may be able to use the lab’s services, both sheriff’s offices said. They intend to allow municipalities within their counties to submit evidence for processing at the regional lab for a fee. Details of those terms are still in the works, Douglas County Undersheriff Holly Nicholson-Kluth said. The three entities expect to finalize an intergovernmental agreement by late October. Design plans are scheduled to be near completion in December. Groundbreaking on the facility, which would be built along Douglas County’s northern corridor near the Arapahoe County border, could take place in the summer of 2017. “The public certainly has an expectation that we use science to the best of

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our ability,” Walcher said. “Well, we’re going to start doing that in our jurisdiction.” The Colorado Bureau of Investigation runs the state forensics lab and has a regional office in Arvada. It was originally established to analyze forensic evidence for small law jurisdictions without their own crime labs. Over time, larger law enforcement departments’ need for assistance has grown, particularly with the development of DNA analytics, according to Spurlock. “They do great work, but they serve the entire state of Colorado.” The CBI could not be reached for comment. The Aurora Police Department declined to comment while discussions surrounding the lab are ongoing. Besides the backlog of cases, logistical issues exist with relying on the CBI lab, according to a study commissioned by Douglas County to look at the feasibility of a regional facility. The round trip for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office to Arvada can take two to three hours, depending on traffic and lines to submit evidence at the facility, the feasibility study found. The number of items that can be submitted for analysis also is limited, the study said, which means law enforcement can’t submit all the evidence they need evaluated. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office crime lab can conduct crime scene investigations, drug chemistry analysis, latent print evaluation and processing, and shoe and tire print examinations. It also can photograph evidence and attend autopsies. The Arapahoe County and Aurora crime labs perform similarly but not identically to Douglas County’s. But they all rely on the CBI to conduct firearms and tool-mark analysis, trace evidence and DNA analysis. The new regional lab will provide the departments with more control over casework prioritization, the amount of

evidence analyzed and the logistics of submitting pieces for analysis, Nicholson-Kluth said. “We will solve more crimes,” Walcher said, “and we will solve more crimes quicker than ever before.” The game plan In August, the three partners produced a strategic business plan for the regional crime lab. The land acquisition, design and constructions costs are estimated at $13.7 million — a rough estimate, Nicholson-Kluth said. An official project cost should be available in December once design plans are completed. Douglas County will handle land acquisition and constructions costs, largely through its Justice Center Sales and Use Tax, which has twice been approved by voters to help pay for capital needs of the county Justice Center. Once the facility is built, Arapahoe County and Aurora will begin contributing larger shares. Aurora will pay for the information technology infrastructure and support staff. Aurora and Arapahoe County will provide most of the staff and specialized equipment. The lab is expected to staff 41 positions, a combination of existing and new. One-time project costs (such as construction), and ongoing costs (such as operations and maintenance) will be funded through a variety of sources. Arapahoe County’s Law Enforcement Authority fund will help support the project, Walcher said. Arapahoe County’s contract with Centennial will also contribute financial support. After two years of work by a team of about 20 people, Spurlock said he is excited to see the plan becoming a reality. “The people of Arapahoe and Douglas counties have officials that are working together to solve a problem,” he said. “We have found a way to work together and to develop a plan that allows us to provide services fairly and equitably.”


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AND LINDA R. DECONZA Original Beneficiary: FIRST FRANKLIN FINANCIAL CORP., SUBSIDIARY OF NATIONAL CITY BANK OF INDIANA Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Successor by Merger to Wells Fargo Bank Minnesota, N.A. F/K/A Norwest Bank Minnesota, N.A., as Trustee for First Franklin Mortgage Loan Trust 2004-FFH3 Asset-Backed Certificates 2004-FFH3 Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 6/16/2004 Recording Date of DOT: 7/6/2004 Reception No. of DOT: 2004069722 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $204,000.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $168,767.60

Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 83, PONDEROSA EAST SUBDIVISION, FILING NO. 2, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO ("LOT 83")

Public Notices Public Trustees PUBLIC NOTICE Parker NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2016-0231 To Whom It May Concern: On 8/25/2016 4:21:00 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: SHAWN YATCKOSKE Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR FAIRWAY INDEPENDENT MORTGAGE CORPORATION Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 5/15/2015 Recording Date of DOT: 5/19/2015 Reception No. of DOT: 2015032287 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $343,561.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $340,265.85 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 33, BLOCK 1, VILLAGES OF PARKER FILING NO. 5A, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 22090 Pensive Court, Parker, CO 80138 NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust.

THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 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. If you believe that your lender or servicer has failed to provide a single point of contact (38-38-103.1 CRS) or they are still pursuing foreclosure even though you have submitted a completed loss mitigation application or you have been offered and have accepted a loss mitigation option (38-38103.2 CRS), you may file a complaint with the Colorado Attorney General (720-508-6006) or the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (855-411-2372) or both. However, the filing of a complaint in and of itself will not stop the foreclosure process. First Publication: 10/20/2016 Last Publication: 11/17/2016 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 8/26/2016 CHRISTINE DUFFY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: MONICA KADRMAS Colorado Registration #: 34904 1199 BANNOCK STREET, DENVER, COLORADO 80204 Phone #: (303) 350-3711 Fax #: Attorney File #: 1945.100459.F01 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2016-0231 First Publication: 10/20/2016 Last Publication: 11/17/2016 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Parker RENOTICED AND REPUBLISHED PURSUANT TO CRS 38-38-109(2)(b)(II) NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2015-0288 To Whom It May Concern: On 7/25/2016 1:57:00 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: THOMAS A. DECONZA AND LINDA R. DECONZA Original Beneficiary: FIRST FRANKLIN FINANCIAL CORP., SUBSIDIARY OF NATIONAL CITY BANK OF INDIANA Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Successor by Merger to Wells Fargo Bank Minnesota, N.A. F/K/A Norwest Bank Minnesota, N.A., as Trustee for First Franklin Mortgage Loan Trust 2004-FFH3 Asset-Backed Certificates 2004-FFH3 Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 6/16/2004 Recording Date of DOT: 7/6/2004 Reception No. of DOT: 2004069722 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $204,000.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $168,767.60 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

Public Trustees

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 22, COTTONWOOD SUBIDIVISION FILING NO.3, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Which has the address of: 8377 Prairie Clover 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, November 23, 2016, 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. If you believe that your lender or servicer has failed to provide a single point of contact (38-38-103.1 CRS) or they are still pursuing foreclosure even though you have submitted a completed loss mitigation application or you have been offered and have accepted a loss mitigation option (38-38103.2 CRS), you may file a complaint with the Colorado Attorney General (720-508-6006) or the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (855-411-2372) or both. However, the filing of a complaint in and of itself will not stop the foreclosure process. First Publication: 9/29/2016 Last Publication: 10/27/2016 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 7/25/2016 CHRISTINE DUFFY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: DAVID A. SHORE Colorado Registration #: 19973 5347 S VALENTIA WAY SUITE 100, GREENWOOD VILLAGE, COLORADO 80111 Phone #: Fax #: Attorney File #: 15-00923SH *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2015-0288 First Publication: 9/29/2016 Last Publication: 10/27/2016 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Parker NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2016-0198 To Whom It May Concern: On 8/4/2016 3:12:00 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: SCOTT R KELLEY Original Beneficiary: OPTION ONE MORTGAGE CORPORATION Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR OPTION ONE MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2006-2, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-2 Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 11/3/2005 Recording Date of DOT: 11/9/2005 Reception No. of DOT: 2005108271 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $280,000.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $241,340.13 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. *LOAN MODIFICATION AGREEMENT DATED SEPTEMBER 1, 2008* 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 83, PONDEROSA EAST SUBDIVISION, FILING NO. 2, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO ("LOT 83") Which has the address of: 11999 E Stagecoach Dr, Parker, CO 80138 The Deed of Trust was modified by a document recorded in Douglas County on 4/16/2013, Reception number 2013030907. Reason modified and any other modifications: Legal Description. 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. Wed-

Which has the address of: 11999 E Stagecoach Dr, Parker, CO 80138

The Deed of Trust was modified by a document recorded in Douglas County on 4/16/2013, Reception number 2013030907. Reason modified and any other modifications: Legal Description. NOTICE OF SALE

The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust.

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THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 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. If you believe that your lender or servicer has failed to provide a single point of contact (38-38-103.1 CRS) or they are still pursuing foreclosure even though you have submitted a completed loss mitigation application or you have been offered and have accepted a loss mitigation option (38-38103.2 CRS), you may file a complaint with the Colorado Attorney General (720-508-6006) or the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (855-411-2372) or both. However, the filing of a complaint in and of itself will not stop the foreclosure process. First Publication: 9/29/2016 Last Publication: 10/27/2016 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 8/5/2016 CHRISTINE DUFFY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: DAVID A. SHORE Colorado Registration #: 19973 5347 S VALENTIA WAY SUITE 100, GREENWOOD VILLAGE, COLORADO 80111 Phone #: (303) 573-1080 Fax #: Attorney File #: 16-00355SH *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2016-0198 First Publication: 9/29/2016 Last Publication: 10/27/2016 Publisher: Douglas County News Press

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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. If you believe that your lender or servicer has failed to provide a single point of contact (38-38-103.1 CRS) or they are still pursuing foreclosure even though you have submitted a completed loss mitigation application or you have been offered and have accepted a loss mitigation option (38-38103.2 CRS), you may file a complaint with the Colorado Attorney General (720-508-6006) or the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (855-411-2372) or both. However, the filing of a complaint in and of itself will not stop the foreclosure process.

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First Publication: 9/29/2016 Last Publication: 10/27/2016 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 8/5/2016 CHRISTINE DUFFY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: SCOTT TOEBBEN Colorado Registration #: 19011 216 16TH STREET SUITE 1210, DENVER, COLORADO 80202 Phone #: (720) 259-6714 Fax #: (720) 259-6709 Attorney File #: 16CO00363-1 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2016-0203 First Publication: 9/29/2016 Last Publication: 10/27/2016 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Parker NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2016-0213 To Whom It May Concern: On 8/16/2016 3:03:00 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: SHAWNA HAGE Original Beneficiary: COLUMBINE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: COLUMBINE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 1/6/2014 Recording Date of DOT: 1/13/2014 Reception No. of DOT: 2014001782 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $34,000.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $33,744.00 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to make payments pursuant to the terms of a Promissory Note.

PUBLIC NOTICE

THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN.

Parker NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2016-0203

The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust.

To Whom It May Concern: On 8/4/2016 3:38:00 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.

Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 66, COTTONWOOD SUBDIVISION, FILING NO. 5, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO

Original Grantor: STEVEN R JONES, STACI R JONES AND NELLY M JONES Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR HOMEAMERICAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT RELATING TO IMPAC SECURED ASSETS CORP., MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-3 Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 6/29/2006 Recording Date of DOT: 7/10/2006 Reception No. of DOT: 2006058363 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $283,831.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $297,605.47 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and other violations of the terms thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property described herein is all of the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Legal Description of Real Property: LOT 7, BLOCK 3, ANTELOPE HEIGHTS FILING II, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO Which has the address of: 11916 South Hitching Post Trail, Parker, CO 80134 NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 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. If you believe that your lender or servicer has failed to provide a single point of contact (38-38-103.1 CRS) or they are still pursuing foreclosure even though you have submitted a completed loss mitigation application or you have been offered and have accepted a loss mitigation option (38-38103.2 CRS), you may file a complaint with the Colorado Attorney General (720-508-6006) or the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (855-411-2372) or both. However, the filing of a complaint in and of itself will not stop the

Which has the address of: 16358 Orchard Grass Lane, Parker, CO 80134 NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 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. If you believe that your lender or servicer has failed to provide a single point of contact (38-38-103.1 CRS) or they are still pursuing foreclosure even though you have submitted a completed loss mitigation application or you have been offered and have accepted a loss mitigation option (38-38103.2 CRS), you may file a complaint with the Colorado Attorney General (720-508-6006) or the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (855-411-2372) or both. However, the filing of a complaint in and of itself will not stop the foreclosure process. First Publication: 10/13/2016 Last Publication: 11/10/2016 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 8/17/2016 CHRISTINE DUFFY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: HARRY L. SIMON Colorado Registration #: 7942 10200 EAST GIRARD AVENUE BUILDING B, SUITE 120, DENVER, COLORADO Phone #: (303) 758-6601 Fax #: Attorney File #: COLUMBINE FCU *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2016-0213 First Publication: 10/13/2016 Last Publication: 11/10/2016 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Parker NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2016-0223 To Whom It May Concern: On 8/23/2016 12:29:00 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.

2005-AR18 Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 6/20/2005 Recording Date of DOT: 6/27/2005 Reception No. of DOT: 2005057572 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $450,000.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $411,503.31

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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 inTo advertise notices PUBLIC NOTICE your publicterest whencall due 303-566-4100 together with all other payments provided for in the Evidence of Parker Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and NOTICE OF SALE other violations of the terms thereof. Public Trustee Sale No. 2016-0223 THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. To Whom It May Concern: On 8/23/2016 12:29:00 PM the undersigned Public The property described herein is all of Trustee caused the Notice of Election and the property encumbered by the lien of Demand relating to the Deed of Trust dethe deed of trust. scribed below to be recorded in Douglas County. Legal Description of Real Property: Original Grantor: CHAD KING THE REAL PROPERTY, TOGETHER Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECWITH IMPROVEMENTS, IF ANY, SITUTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, ATE, LYING, AND BEING IN THE INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE COUNTY OF DOUGLAS AND STATE OF FOR SUN WEST MORTGAGE COMCOLORADO, DESCRIBED AS FOLPANY, INC. LOWS: LOT 10, BLOCK 6, GRANDCurrent Holder of Evidence of Debt: VIEW ESTATES, COUNTY OF LAKEVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO. Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 11/7/2012 Recording Date of DOT: 11/21/2012 Which has the address of: 12827 N 2nd Reception No. of DOT: 2012089034 Street, Parker, CO 80134 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of NOTICE OF SALE Debt: $212,657.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the The current holder of the Evidence of Debt date hereof: $199,394.31 secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and dePursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you mand for sale as provided by law and in are hereby notified that the covenants of said Deed of Trust. the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay principal and inTHEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given terest when due together with all other that on the first possible sale date (unless payments provided for in the Evidence of the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. WedDebt secured by the Deed of Trust and nesday, December 14, 2016, at the Public Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, other violations of the terms thereof. Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE cash, the said real property and all inA FIRST LIEN. terest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of The property described herein is all of paying the indebtedness provided in said the property encumbered by the lien of the deed of trust. Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses Legal Description of Real Property: of sale and other items allowed by law, LOT 14, BLOCK 2, STROH RANCH FILand will deliver to the purchaser a CertificING NO. 2B, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, ate of Purchase, all as provided by law. If STATE OF COLORADO. the sale date is continued to a later date, the deadline to file a notice of intent to Which has the address of: 19072 East cure by those parties entitled to cure may Clear Creek Drive, Parker, CO 80134also be extended. 4835 If you believe that your lender or servicer has failed to provide a single NOTICE OF SALE point of contact (38-38-103.1 CRS) or they are still pursuing foreclosure even The current holder of the Evidence of Debt though you have submitted a comsecured by the Deed of Trust described pleted loss mitigation application or herein, has filed written election and deyou have been offered and have accepmand for sale as provided by law and in ted a loss mitigation option (38-38said Deed of Trust. 103.2 CRS), you may file a complaint with the Colorado Attorney General THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given (720-508-6006) or the Consumer Finanthat on the first possible sale date (unless cial Protection Bureau (855-411-2372) the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wedor both. However, the filing of a comnesday, December 14, 2016, at the Pubplaint in and of itself will not stop the lic Trustee’s office, 402 Wilcox Street, foreclosure process. Castle Rock, Colorado, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for First Publication: 10/20/2016 cash, the said real property and all inLast Publication: 11/17/2016 terest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs Publisher: Douglas County News Press and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Dated: 8/24/2016 Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of CHRISTINE DUFFY Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee of sale and other items allowed by law, and will deliver to the purchaser a CertificThe name, address and telephone numate of Purchase, all as provided by law. If bers of the attorney(s) representing the the sale date is continued to a later date, legal holder of the indebtedness is: the deadline to file a notice of intent to cure by those parties entitled to cure may WELDON P. PHILLIPS JR also be extended. Colorado Registration #: 31827 1199 BANNOCK STREET , If you believe that your lender or serDENVER, COLORADO 80204 vicer has failed to provide a single Phone #: (303) 350-3711 point of contact (38-38-103.1 CRS) or Fax #: they are still pursuing foreclosure even Attorney File #: 4500.101882.F01 though you have submitted a completed loss mitigation application or *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE you have been offered and have accepSALE DATES on the Public Trustee webted a loss mitigation option (38-38site: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrust103.2 CRS), you may file a complaint ee/ with the Colorado Attorney General (720-508-6006) or the Consumer FinanLegal Notice No.: 2016-0227 cial Protection Bureau (855-411-2372) First Publication: 10/20/2016 or both. However, the filing of a comLast Publication: 11/17/2016 plaint in and of itself will not stop the Publisher: Douglas County News Press foreclosure process.

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First Publication: 10/20/2016 Last Publication: 11/17/2016 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 8/24/2016 CHRISTINE DUFFY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: WELDON P. PHILLIPS JR Colorado Registration #: 31827 1199 BANNOCK STREET , DENVER, COLORADO 80204 Phone #: (303) 350-3711 Fax #: Attorney File #: 3850.100282.F01 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2016-0223 First Publication: 10/20/2016 Last Publication: 11/17/2016 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Parker NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2016-0227 To Whom It May Concern: On 8/23/2016 12:34:00 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 T MITCHELL AND MELODIE R MITCHELL Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR KEY FINANCIAL CORP. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY AS TRUSTEE FOR INDYMAC INDX MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2005-AR18, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2005-AR18 Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 6/20/2005 Recording Date of DOT: 6/27/2005 Reception No. of DOT: 2005057572 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $450,000.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $411,503.31 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.

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PUBLIC NOTICE Parker NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2016-0228

To Whom It May Concern: On 8/25/2016 3:50:00 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: BERNARD ALLAGESWARAN LOGANATHAN AND KATIJAH BEEVE BINTE SHAIK ALAUDEEN Original Beneficiary: STEELE STREET BANK & TRUST Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: MIDFIRST BANK, A FEDERALLY CHARTERED SAVINGS ASSOCIATION Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 11/27/2013 Recording Date of DOT: 12/9/2013 Reception No. of DOT: 2013094832 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $265,000.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $256,641.87

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 make payments on said indebtedness when the same were due and owing, and the legal holder of the indebtedness has accelerated the same and declared the same immediately fully due and payable.

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 4, VILLAGES OF PARKER FILING NO. 15A, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO

Which has the address of: 23453 Painted Hills Street, Parker, CO 80138 NOTICE OF SALE

The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed written election and demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust.

THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that on the first possible sale date (unless the sale is continued*) at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 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,

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lic 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.

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If you believe that your lender or servicer has failed to provide a single point of contact (38-38-103.1 CRS) or they are still pursuing foreclosure even though you have submitted a completed loss mitigation application or you have been offered and have accepted a loss mitigation option (38-38103.2 CRS), you may file a complaint with the Colorado Attorney General (720-508-6006) or the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (855-411-2372) or both. However, the filing of a complaint in and of itself will not stop the foreclosure process. First Publication: 10/20/2016 Last Publication: 11/17/2016 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 8/26/2016 CHRISTINE DUFFY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: MARK YODER Colorado Registration #: 32488 1331 17TH STREET, SUITE 800, DENVER, COLORADO 80202 Phone #: (303) 260-5066 Fax #: Attorney File #: MIDFIRST *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2016-0228 First Publication: 10/20/2016 Last Publication: 11/17/2016 Publisher: Douglas County News Press PUBLIC NOTICE Parker NOTICE OF SALE Public Trustee Sale No. 2016-0230 To Whom It May Concern: On 8/25/2016 4:19:00 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: TUYET TRAN AND THOA THI KIM TRAN Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR HOMECOMINGS FINANCIAL NETWORK INC. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: HSBC BANK USA, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR LUMINENT MORTGAGE TRUST 2006-6 Date of Deed of Trust (DOT): 6/5/2006 Recording Date of DOT: 6/27/2006 Reception No. of DOT: 2006054304 DOT Recorded in Douglas County. Original Principal Amount of Evidence of Debt: $625,600.00 Outstanding Principal Amount as of the date hereof: $549,886.80 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 11, PINERY WEST FILING NO. 1 B, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS, STATE OF COLORADO ACCORDING TO THE RECORDED PLAT THEREOF AND ACCORDING TO PLAT CORRECTION CERTIFICATE RECORDED MAY 10, 2002 IN BOOK 2327 AT PAGE 1643. Which has the address of: 5448 Hacienda Place, 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 14, 2016, 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. If you believe that your lender or servicer has failed to provide a single point of contact (38-38-103.1 CRS) or they are still pursuing foreclosure even though you have submitted a completed loss mitigation application or you have been offered and have accepted a loss mitigation option (38-38103.2 CRS), you may file a complaint with the Colorado Attorney General (720-508-6006) or the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (855-411-2372) or both. However, the filing of a complaint in and of itself will not stop the foreclosure process. First Publication: 10/20/2016 Last Publication: 11/17/2016 Publisher: Douglas County News Press Dated: 8/26/2016 CHRISTINE DUFFY DOUGLAS COUNTY Public Trustee The name, address and telephone numbers of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: WELDON P. PHILLIPS JR Colorado Registration #: 31827 1199 BANNOCK STREET , DENVER, COLORADO 80204 Phone #: (303) 350-3711 Fax #: Attorney File #: 9696.100588.F01 *YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2016-0230

1199 BANNOCK STREET , DENVER, COLORADO 80204 Phone #: (303) 350-3711 Fax #: Attorney File #: 9696.100588.F01

Public Trustees

*YOU MAY TRACK FORECLOSURE SALE DATES on the Public Trustee website: http://www.douglas.co.us/publictrustee/ Legal Notice No.: 2016-0230 First Publication: 10/20/2016 Last Publication: 11/17/2016 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 - AscentPointe Development, LLC, a Colorado Limited Liability Company c/o Stroh Ranch Development LLC - Audrey Miklavcic c/o MW Housing Partners III LP - Bel Shower Door Corporation, a Colorado Corporation aka Bel Shower aka Bell Shower, a Colorado Corporation - Carol Baumgartner, Town Clerk - David Casiano Mayor, Town of Parker Attn: Carol Baumgartner - Diane Bailey as Public Trustee of the County of Douglas, State of Colorado c/o Public Trustee Donald L Lambert, Professional Land Surveyor c/o Frontier Surveying, Inc Douglas County Public Trustee aka Public Trustee - Ed Garneau, Manager aka Edouard A Garneau c/o SR Condominiums LLC, a Colorado Limited Liability Company - Ed Garneau, LLC Manager aka Edouard A Garneau c/o SR Condominiums LLC, a Colorado Limited Liability Company - Edouard A Garneau as registered agent for SR Condominiums LLC -Edwin J Stephens, Vice President, MW Housing Partners III L.P., by MW Housing Management III LLC, its General Partner, by WRI CP Investments III LLC, its CoManager, by Weyerhaeuser Realty Investors, Inc, it Manager - First American Heritage Title Co - Frontier Surveying, Inc - Garner Stoll, Planning Director, Town of Parker Attn: Carol Baumgartner - Gary L Hunter, Manager, AscentPointe Development LLC, a Colorado Limited Liability Company c/o Stroh Ranch Development LLC -Gary Laster, Mayor, Town of Parker Attn: Carol Baumgartner - George G Smith, Jr., a registered Professional Land Surveyor c/o Kirkham Michael Consulting Engineers –Hunters Chase Condo Assn. Inc. c/o Cap Management - Hunters Chase Condominiums c/o Cap Management - John M. Beng, Vice President, Washington Mutual Bank c/o JP Morgan Chase Bank - JP Morgan Chase Bank, national association, as successor to Washington Mutual Bank F.A. – Leonard Rudolph - Lola Duncan, Assistant Vice President MW Housing Partners III L.P., by MW Housing Management III LLC, its General Partner, by WRI CP Investments III LLC, its Co-Manager, by Weyerhaeuser Realty Investors, Inc, it Manager - Lola Duncan c/o WRI Investments III LLC - Michael J. Guyerson, Attorney for SR Condominiums LLC c/o Onsager, Guyerson, Fletcher & Johnson - Michael Monge, Vice President, MW Housing Management III, LP, a California Limited Partnership -Michael Monge, Vice President, MW Housing Partners III, LP, a California Limited Partnership - Michael Monge, Vice President, WRI CP Investments III, LLC, a Washington Limited Liability Company - Michael Monge, Vice President, Weyerhaeuser Realty Investors, Inc., a Washington Corporation MW Housing a California limited partnership aka MW Housing - MW Housing Partners III, LP - MW Housing Partners III, LP aka MW Housing - MW Housing Partners III, LP, a California Limited Partnership - MW Housing Management III, LP, a California Limited Partnership, its General Partner - Nicole Sayer, Chief Title Officer c/o Western Title Funding LLC - Paul Mosovero c/o First American Heritage Title Company - Public Trustee for the County of Douglas - Randal A Craven, Manager c/o SR Condominiums LLC, a Colorado Limited Liability Company Robert Shaiman, registered agent for Stroh Ranch Development LLC - Robert Shaiman, registered agent for Stroh Ranch Development LLC aka Robert Shaiman, registered agent for Stroh Ranch - Robin L Cupka, Asst. Vice President, Washington Mutual Bank, FA c/o JP Morgan Chase Bank - SR Condominiums LLC aka SR Condominiums - SR Condominiums LLC et al - SR Condominiums LLC, a Colorado Limited Liability Company - Stroh Ranch aka Stroh Ranch Development LLC -Town of Parker - Washington Mutual Bank FA (WAMU) aka Washington Mutual Bank - Western Title Funding, LLC - Weyerhaeuser Realty Investors, Inc., a Washington Corporation, its Manager - WRI CP Investments III, LLC, a Washington Limited Liability Company, its Co Manager –Kirkham Michael Consulting Engineers You and each of you are hereby notified that on the 12th day of November 2013 the then County Treasurer of the County of Douglas, in the State of Colorado, sold at public tax lien sale to Hunters Chase Condo Assn Inc. the following described real estate situate in the County of Douglas, State of Colorado, to wit: GARAGE UNIT G4A-5 BUILDING G4A HUNTERS CHASE CONDOS PHASE 2 and said County Treasurer issued a certificate of purchase therefore to Hunters Chase Condo Assn Inc. That said tax lien sale was made to satisfy the delinquent taxes assessed against said real estate for the year 2012; That said real estate was taxed or specially assessed in the name(s) of SR Condominiums LLC for said year 2012.That a Treasurer’s Deed will be issued for said real estate to the said Hunters Chase Condo Assn Inc. at1:00 o’clock P.M., on the 2nd day of February 2017, 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 2016. /s/ Diane A. Holbert County Treasurer of Douglas County Legal Notice No.: 929936 First Publication: October 20, 2016 Last Publication: November 3, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Pres Public Notice DISTRICT COURT, DOUGLAS COUNTY, STATE OF COLORADO CIVIL ACTION NO. 2015CV030872, Division/Courtroom 5 SHERIFF’S SALE NO. 2016-00001834 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL PROPERTY BOKF, N.A., a national banking association d/b/a Bank of Oklahoma, as successor in interest by merger to Colorado State Bank & Trust, N.A., Plaintiff:

STATE OF COLORADO CIVIL ACTION NO. 2015CV030872, Division/Courtroom 5 SHERIFF’S SALE NO. 2016-00001834 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE Misc. Private Legals OF REAL PROPERTY BOKF, N.A., a national banking association d/b/a Bank of Oklahoma, as successor in interest by merger to Colorado State Bank & Trust, N.A., Plaintiff: v. Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service; Randell R. Forsythe; Christine Duffy, in her official capacity as Douglas County Public Trustee; The United States of America, acting through its agency, the Department of Housing and Urban Development; Carol Anne Forsythe; Colorado State Bank and Trust, N.A.; State of Colorado Department of Revenue; Integral Recoveries Inc., Defendant(s) LOT 114, COTTONWOOD SUBDIVISION, FILING NO. 4 Douglas County, Colorado; also known as: 8413 Blazing Star Place, Parker Colorado 80134 (the “Property”) Under a Judgement and Decree of Foreclosure entered on June 1, 2016, relating to Transcripts of Judgments recorded in the Douglas County public records the undersigned is ordered to sell certain real property set forth and described above. TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS, Please take notice: You and each of you are hereby notified that a Sheriff's Sale of the referenced property is to be conducted by the Civil Division of the Sheriff's Office of Douglas County, Colorado at 10:00 A.M., on the 2nd day December, 2016, at 4000 Justice Way, Suite 2213, Castle Rock, CO 80109, phone number 303-663-7703. At which sale, the above described real property and improvements thereon will be sold to the highest bidder. Plaintiff makes no warranty relating to title, possession, or quiet enjoyment in and to said real property in connection with this sale. All bidders will be required to have in their possession cash or certified funds at least equal to the amount of the judgment creditor’s bid. Please telephone 303-663-7703 prior to the sale to ascertain the amount of this bid. The highest and best bidder will have one hour following the sale to tender the full amount of their bid, or they will be deemed to have withdrawn their bid. BIDDERS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE CASH OR CERTIFIED FUNDS SUFFICIENT TO COVER THE INITIAL BID AT THE TIME OF SALE. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE JUDGMENTS BEING FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN ON THE SUBJECT PROPERTY. Recorded Transcripts of Judgement are in the amount of $241,318.41 All telephone inquiries for information should be directed to the office of the undersigned Sheriff at 303-663-7703. The name, address and telephone number of the attorney representing the legal owner of the above described lien is Randall S. Miller & Associates, P.C., Scott D. Toebben, Atty. Reg. No: 19011, David W. Drake, Atty. Reg. No: 43315 216 16th Street, Suite 1210 Denver, CO 80202 Phone: 720-259-6710 Dated October 6, 2016, Castle Rock, CO Tony G. Spurlock Sheriff of Douglas County, Colorado Robert Rotherham, Deputy Douglas County, Colorado Legal Notice No.: 929832 First Publication: October 6, 2016 Last Publication: November 3, 2016 Published In: The Douglas County NewsPress 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- Bank One Colorado Springs, N.A. as Trustee fka First National Bank of Colorado Springs c/o JP Morgan Chase Bank - Bank One Colorado Springs, N.A. as Trustee c/o JP Morgan Chase Bank - Chris Patrinas - John a Trichak - John A Trichak and Mary Ann Seltzer - Mary Ann Seltzer - OCK LLC 401K Plan - Theresa B Struble, Trust Officer, Bank One Colorado Springs N.A. as Trustee, fka First National Bank of Colorado Springs c/o JP Morgan Chase Bank You and each of you are hereby notified that on the 5th day of November 2012 the then County Treasurer of the County of Douglas, in the State of Colorado, sold at public tax lien sale to OCK LLC 401K Plan the following described real estate situate in the County of Douglas, State of Colorado, to wit: LOT 11 BLK 2 REFILING OF WESTCREEK LAKES FLG 2 333-585 2.55 AM/L and said County Treasurer issued a certificate of purchase therefore to OCK LLC 401K Plan. That said tax lien sale was made to satisfy the delinquent taxes assessed against said real estate for the year 2011; That said real estate was taxed or specially assessed in the name(s) of John A Trichak & Mary Ann Seltzer for said year 2011.That a Treasurer’s Deed will be issued for said real estate to the said OCK LLC 401K Plan at1:00 o’clock P.M., on the 2nd day of February 2017, 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 2016. /s/ Diane A. Holbert County Treasurer of Douglas County Legal Notice No.: 929935 First Publication: October 20, 2016 Last Publication: November 3, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE AT TAX LIEN SALE AND OF APPLICATION FOR ISSUANCE OF TREASURER’S DEED To Every Person in Actual Possession or Occupancy of the hereinafter Described Land, Lot or Premises, and to the Person in Whose Name the Same was Taxed or Specially Assessed, and to all Persons having an Interest or Title of Record in or to the said Premises and To Whom It May Concern, and more especially to: OCCUPANT - AscentPointe Development, LLC, a Colorado Limited Liability Company c/o Stroh Ranch Development LLC - Audrey Miklavcic c/o MW Housing Partners III LP - Bel Shower Door Corporation, a Colorado Corporation aka Bel Shower aka Bell Shower, a Colorado Corporation - Carol Baumgartner, Town Clerk

having an Interest or Title of Record in or to the said Premises and To Whom It May Concern, and more especially to: OCCUPANT - AscentPointe Development, LLC, a Colorado Limited Liability Company c/o Stroh Ranch Development LLC - Audrey Miklavcic c/o MW Housing Partners III LP - Bel Shower Door Corporation, a Colorado Corporation aka Bel Shower aka Bell Shower, a Colorado Corporation - Carol Baumgartner, Town Clerk - David Casiano Mayor, Town of Parker Attn: Carol Baumgartner - Diane Bailey as Public Trustee of the County of Douglas, State of Colorado c/o Public Trustee Donald L Lambert, Professional Land Surveyor c/o Frontier Surveying, Inc Douglas County Public Trustee aka Public Trustee - Ed Garneau, Manager aka Edouard A Garneau c/o SR Condominiums LLC, a Colorado Limited Liability Company - Ed Garneau, LLC Manager aka Edouard A Garneau c/o SR Condominiums LLC, a Colorado Limited Liability Company - Edouard A Garneau as registered agent for SR Condominiums LLC -Edwin J Stephens, Vice President, MW Housing Partners III L.P., by MW Housing Management III LLC, its General Partner, by WRI CP Investments III LLC, its CoManager, by Weyerhaeuser Realty Investors, Inc, it Manager - First American Heritage Title Co - Frontier Surveying, Inc - Garner Stoll, Planning Director, Town of Parker Attn: Carol Baumgartner - Gary L Hunter, Manager, AscentPointe Development LLC, a Colorado Limited Liability Company c/o Stroh Ranch Development LLC -Gary Laster, Mayor, Town of Parker Attn: Carol Baumgartner - George G Smith, Jr., a registered Professional Land Surveyor c/o Kirkham Michael Consulting Engineers –Hunters Chase Condo Assn. Inc. c/o Cap Management - Hunters Chase Condominiums c/o Cap Management - John M. Beng, Vice President, Washington Mutual Bank c/o JP Morgan Chase Bank - JP Morgan Chase Bank, national association, as successor to Washington Mutual Bank F.A. – Leonard Rudolph - Lola Duncan, Assistant Vice President MW Housing Partners III L.P., by MW Housing Management III LLC, its General Partner, by WRI CP Investments III LLC, its Co-Manager, by Weyerhaeuser Realty Investors, Inc, it Manager - Lola Duncan c/o WRI Investments III LLC - Michael J. Guyerson, Attorney for SR Condominiums LLC c/o Onsager, Guyerson, Fletcher & Johnson - Michael Monge, Vice President, MW Housing Management III, LP, a California Limited Partnership -Michael Monge, Vice President, MW Housing Partners III, LP, a California Limited Partnership - Michael Monge, Vice President, WRI CP Investments III, LLC, a Washington Limited Liability Company - Michael Monge, Vice President, Weyerhaeuser Realty Investors, Inc., a Washington Corporation MW Housing a California limited partnership aka MW Housing - MW Housing Partners III, LP - MW Housing Partners III, LP aka MW Housing - MW Housing Partners III, LP, a California Limited Partnership - MW Housing Management III, LP, a California Limited Partnership, its General Partner - Nicole Sayer, Chief Title Officer c/o Western Title Funding LLC - Paul Mosovero c/o First American Heritage Title Company - Public Trustee for the County of Douglas - Randal A Craven, Manager c/o SR Condominiums LLC, a Colorado Limited Liability Company Robert Shaiman, registered agent for Stroh Ranch Development LLC - Robert Shaiman, registered agent for Stroh Ranch Development LLC aka Robert Shaiman, registered agent for Stroh Ranch - Robin L Cupka, Asst. Vice President, Washington Mutual Bank, FA c/o JP Morgan Chase Bank - SR Condominiums LLC aka SR Condominiums - SR Condominiums LLC et al - SR Condominiums LLC, a Colorado Limited Liability Company - Stroh Ranch aka Stroh Ranch Development LLC -Town of Parker - Washington Mutual Bank FA (WAMU) aka Washington Mutual Bank - Western Title Funding, LLC - Weyerhaeuser Realty Investors, Inc., a Washington Corporation, its Manager - WRI CP Investments III, LLC, a Washington Limited Liability Company, its Co Manager –Kirkham Michael Consulting Engineers

Misc. Private Legals

You and each of you are hereby notified that on the 12th day of November 2013 the then County Treasurer of the County of Douglas, in the State of Colorado, sold at public tax lien sale to Hunters Chase Condo Assn Inc. the following described real estate situate in the County of Douglas, State of Colorado, to wit: GARAGE UNIT G4B-1 BUILDING G4B HUNTERS CHASE CONDOS PHASE 2 and said County Treasurer issued a certificate of purchase therefore to Hunters Chase Condo Assn Inc. That said tax lien sale was made to satisfy the delinquent taxes assessed against said real estate for the year 2012; That said real estate was taxed or specially assessed in the name(s) of SR Condominiums LLC for said year 2012.That a Treasurer’s Deed will be issued for said real estate to the said Hunters Chase Condo Assn Inc. at1:00 o’clock P.M., on the 2nd day of February 2017, 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 2016. /s/ Diane A. Holbert County Treasurer of Douglas County Legal Notice No.: 929934 First Publication: October 20, 2016 Last Publication: November 3, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press Public Notice NOTICE OF PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE AT TAX LIEN SALE AND OF APPLICATION FOR ISSUANCE OF TREASURER’S DEED To Every Person in Actual Possession or Occupancy of the hereinafter Described Land, Lot or Premises, and to the Person in Whose Name the Same was Taxed or Specially Assessed, and to all Persons having an Interest or Title of Record in or to the said Premises and To Whom It May Concern, and more especially to: OCCUPANT - AscentPointe Development, LLC, a Colorado Limited Liability Company aka AscentPointe Development LLC - Audrey Miklavcic c/o MW Housing Partners III LP - Bell Shower - Bell Shower Door Corporation, a Colorado Corporation aka Bell Shower, a Colorado Corporation -Carol Baumgartner, Town Clerk c/o Town of Parker - David Casiano, Protem Mayor, Town of Parker Attn: Carol Baumgartner - Diane Bailey as Public Trustee of the County of Douglas, State of Colorado c/o Public Trustee - Donald L Lambert, Professional Land Surveyor c/o Frontier Surveying, Inc - Ed Garneau c/o SR Condominiums LLC, a Colorado Limited Liability Company - Ed Garneau, Manager aka Edouard A Garneau c/o SR Condominiums LLC, a Colorado Limited Liability Company - Ed Garneau, LLC Manager c/o SR Condominiums LLC, a Colorado Limited Liability Company - Edwin J Stephens, Vice President, MW Housing Partners III L.P., by MW Housing Management III LLC, its General Partner, by WRI CP Investments III LLC, its CoManager, by Weyerhaeuser Realty Investors, Inc, it Manager - First American Heritage Title Co - Frontier Surveying, Inc - Garner Stoll, Planning Director, Town of Parker Attn: Carol Baumgartner -Gary Laster, Mayor, Town of Parker Attn: Carol Baumgartner - Gary L Hunter, Manager,

Colorado Limited Liability Company - Edwin J Stephens, Vice President, MW Housing Partners III L.P., by MW Housing Management III LLC, its General Partner, by WRI CP Investments III LLC, its CoManager, by Weyerhaeuser Realty Investors, Inc, it Manager - First American Heritage Title Co - Frontier Surveying, Inc - Garner Stoll, Planning Director, Town of Parker Attn: Carol Baumgartner -Gary Laster, Mayor, Town of Parker Attn: Carol Baumgartner - Gary L Hunter, Manager, AscentPointe Development LLC c/o Stroh Ranch Development LLC - Gary L Hunter, Manager, AscentPointe Development LLC, a Colorado Limited Liability Company c/o Stroh Ranch Development LLC George G Smith, Jr., a registered Professional Land Surveyor c/o Kirkham Michael Consulting Engineers - George S Fleischmann, in Severalty aka George S Fleischmann - Hunters Chase Condominiums c/o Cap Management -Hunters Chase Condo Assn Inc c/o Cap Management - John M. Bena, Vice President, Washington Mutual Bank c/o JP Morgan Chase Bank - JP Morgan Chase Bank JP Morgan Chase Bank, national association, as successor to Washington Mutual Bank F.A. - Kirkham Michael Consulting Engineers - Leonard Rudolph -Lola Duncan c/o WRI Investments III LLC Lola L Duncan, Assist. Vice President, MW Housing Partners III L.P., by MW Housing Management III LLC, its General Partner, by WRI CP Investments III LLC, its Co-Manager, by Weyerhaeuser Realty Investors, Inc, it Manager - Michael J Guyerson, attorney for SR Condominiums c/o Onsager, Guyerson, Fletcher & Johnson - Michael Monge, Vice President, MW Housing Management III, LP, a California Limited Partnership -Michael Monge, Vice President, MW Housing Partners III, LP, a California Limited Partnership - Michael Monge, Vice PresidentWRI CP Investments III, LLC, a Washington Limited Liability Company - Michael Monge, Vice President, Weyerhaeuser Realty Investors, Inc., a Washington Corporation MW Housing a California limited partnership aka MW Housing - MW Housing Management III, LP, a California Limited Partnership, its General Partner - MW Housing Partners III, LP - MW Housing Partners III, LP aka MW Housing -MW Housing Partners III, LP, a California Limited Partnership - Paul Mosovero c/o First American Heritage Title Company - Public Trustee for the County of Douglas aka Public Trustee - Randal A Craven, Manager c/o SR Condominiums LLC, a Colorado Limited Liability Company - Robin L Cupka, Asst. Vice President, Washington Mutual Bank, FA c/o JP Morgan Chase Bank - SR Condominiums - SR Condominiums LLC et al - SR Condominiums LLC, a Colorado Limited Liability Company aka SR Condominiums, LLC Stroh Ranch aka Stroh Ranch Development LLC -Town of Parker - Washington Mutual Bank FA (WAMU) aka Washington Mutual Bank - Weyerhaeuser Realty Investors, Inc., a Washington Corporation, its Manager - WRI CP Investments III, LLC, a Washington Limited Liability Company, its Co Manager

Misc. Private Legals

You and each of you are hereby notified that on the 12th day of November 2013 the then County Treasurer of the County of Douglas, in the State of Colorado, sold at public tax lien sale to Hunter's Chase Condo Assn Inc the following described real estate situate in the County of Douglas, State of Colorado, to wit: GARAGE UNIT G5-6 BUILDING G5 HUNTERS CHASE CONDOS PHASE 1 and said County Treasurer issued a certificate of purchase therefore to Hunter's Chase Condo Assn Inc. That said tax lien sale was made to satisfy the delinquent taxes assessed against said real estate for the year 2012; That said real estate was taxed or specially assessed in the name(s) of SR Condominiums LLC for said year 2012.That a Treasurer’s Deed will be issued for said real estate to the said Hunter's Chase Condo Assn Inc at1:00 o’clock P.M., on the 2nd day of February 2017, 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 2016. /s/ Diane A. Holbert County Treasurer of Douglas County Legal Notice No.: 929937 First Publication: October 20, 2016 Last Publication: November 3, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press

Government Legals Public Notice NOTICE OF PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE AT TAX LIEN SALE AND OF APPLICATION FOR ISSUANCE OF TREASURER’S DEED To Every Person in Actual Possession or Occupancy of the hereinafter Described Land, Lot or Premises, and to the Person in Whose Name the Same was Taxed or Specially Assessed, and to all Persons having an Interest or Title of Record in or to the said Premises and To Whom It May Concern, and more especially to: OCCUPANT - Adam J Samhouri Douglas County c/o Douglas County Treasurer - Jan S Heidbreder and Dianne K Heidbreder- Robert A Salzano Vicente M & Louise E Molieri You and each of you are hereby notified that on the 5th day of November 2012 the then County Treasurer of the County of Douglas, in the State of Colorado, sold at public tax lien sale to Adam J Samhouri the following described real estate situate in the County of Douglas, State of Colorado, to wit: PART LOT 2 CASTLE ROCK HEIGHTS ADD 3 0.013 AM/L and said County Treasurer issued a certificate of purchase therefore to Adam J Samhouri. That said tax lien sale was made to satisfy the delinquent* taxes assessed against said real estate for the year 2011. That said real estate was taxed or specially assessed in the name(s) of Robert Salzano for said year 2011 That on the 25th day of July 2016 said Adam J Samhouri assigned said certificate of purchase to Vicente M & Louise E Molieri.That said Vicente M & Louise E Molieri on the 1st day of August 2016 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 Vicente M & Louise E Molieri at 1:00 o’clock P.M., on the 19th day of January 2017 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 26th day of September 2016. /s/ Diane A. Holbert County Treasurer of Douglas County Legal Notice No.: 929821 First Publication: October 6, 2016 Last Publication: October 20, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press

October 21, 2016 Government Legals Public Notice NOTICE OF PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE AT TAX LIEN SALE AND OF APPLICATION FOR ISSUANCE OF TREASURER’S DEED

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

OCCUPANT - AscentPointe Development, LLC, a Colorado Limited Liability Company c/o Stroh Ranch Development LLC - Audrey Miklavcic c/o MW Housing Partners III LP - Bel Shower Door Corporation, a Colorado Corporation aka Bel Shower aka Bell Shower, a Colorado Corporation - Carol Baumgartner, Town Clerk - David Casiano Mayor, Town of Parker Attn: Carol Baumgartner - Diane Bailey as Public Trustee of the County of Douglas, State of Colorado c/o Public Trustee - Donald L Lambert, Professional Land Surveyor c/o Frontier Surveying, Inc - Douglas County Public Trustee aka Public Trustee - Ed Garneau, Manager aka Edouard A Garneau c/o SR Condominiums LLC, a Colorado Limited Liability Company - Ed Garneau, LLC Manager aka Edouard A Garneau c/o SR Condominiums LLC, a Colorado Limited Liability Company - Edouard A Garneau as registered agent for SR Condominiums LLC -Edwin J Stephens, Vice President, MW Housing Partners III L.P., by MW Housing Management III LLC, its General Partner, by WRI CP Investments III LLC, its CoManager, by Weyerhaeuser Realty Investors, Inc, it Manager - First American Heritage Title Co - Frontier Surveying, Inc - Garner Stoll, Planning Director, Town of Parker Attn: Carol Baumgartner - Gary L Hunter, Manager, AscentPointe Development LLC, a Colorado Limited Liability Company c/o Stroh Ranch Development LLC -Gary Laster, Mayor, Town of Parker Attn: Carol Baumgartner - George G Smith, Jr., a registered Professional Land Surveyor c/o Kirkham Michael Consulting Engineers - Hunters Chase Condominiums c/o Cap Management - John M. Beng, Vice President, Washington Mutual Bank c/o JP Morgan Chase Bank - JP Morgan Chase Bank, national association, as successor to Washington Mutual Bank F.A. - Lola Duncan, Assistant Vice President MW Housing Partners III L.P., by MW Housing Management III LLC, its General Partner, by WRI CP Investments III LLC, its Co-Manager, by Weyerhaeuser Realty Investors, Inc, it Manager - Lola Duncan c/o WRI Investments III LLC - Michael J. Guyerson, Attorney for SR Condominiums LLC c/o Onsager, Guyerson, Fletcher & Johnson - Michael Monge, Vice President, MW Housing Management III, LP, a California Limited Partnership -Michael Monge, Vice President, MW Housing Partners III, LP, a California Limited Partnership - Michael Monge, Vice President, WRI CP Investments III, LLC, a Washington Limited Liability Company - Michael Monge, Vice President, Weyerhaeuser Realty Investors, Inc., a Washington Corporation -MW Housing a California limited partnership aka MW Housing - MW Housing Partners III, LP - MW Housing Partners III, LP aka MW Housing - MW Housing Partners III, LP, a California Limited Partnership - MW Housing Management III, LP, a California Limited Partnership, its General Partner - Nicole Sayer, Chief Title Officer c/o Western Title Funding LLC - Paul Mosovero c/o First American Heritage Title Company - Public Trustee for the County of Douglas - Randal A Craven, Manager c/o SR Condominiums LLC, a Colorado Limited Liability Company - Robert Jacob Grzywa - Robert Shaiman, registered agent for Stroh Ranch Development LLC - Robert Shaiman, registered agent for Stroh Ranch Development LLC aka Robert Shaiman, registered agent for Stroh Ranch - Robin L Cupka, Asst. Vice President, Washington Mutual Bank, FA c/o JP Morgan Chase Bank - SR Condominiums LLC aka SR Condominiums - SR Condominiums LLC et al - SR Condominiums LLC, a Colorado Limited Liability Company - Stroh Ranch aka Stroh Ranch Development LLC -Town of Parker - Washington Mutual Bank FA (WAMU) aka Washington Mutual Bank - Western Title Funding, LLC Weyerhaeuser Realty Investors, Inc., a Washington Corporation, its Manager WRI CP Investments III, LLC, a Washington Limited Liability Company, its Co Manager – Kirkham Michael Consulting Engineers

You and each of you are hereby notified that on the 12th day of November 2013 the then County Treasurer of the County of Douglas, in the State of Colorado, sold at public tax lien sale to Robert Jacob Grzywa the following described real estate situate in the County of Douglas, State of Colorado, to wit: GARAGE UNIT G4A-4 BUILDING G4A HUNTERS CHASE CONDOS PHASE 2

and said County Treasurer issued a certificate of purchase therefore to Robert Jacob Grzywa. That said tax lien sale was made to satisfy the delinquent taxes assessed against said real estate for the year 2012; That said real estate was taxed or specially assessed in the name(s) of SR Condominiums LLC for said year 2012.That a Treasurer’s Deed will be issued for said real estate to the said Robert Jacob Grzywa at1:00 o’clock P.M., on the 19th day of January 2017, 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 26th day of September 2016. /s/ Diane A. Holbert County Treasurer of Douglas County Legal Notice No.: 929822 First Publication: October 6, 2016 Last Publication: October 20, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press Public Notice NOTICE OF PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE AT TAX LIEN SALE AND OF APPLICATION FOR ISSUANCE OF TREASURER’S DEED

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

OCCUPANT - AscentPointe Development, LLC, a Colorado Limited Liability Company c/o Stroh Ranch Development LLC - Audrey Miklavcic c/o MW Housing Partners III LP - Bel Shower Door Corporation, a Colorado Corporation aka Bel Shower aka Bell Shower, a Colorado Corporation - Carol Baumgartner, Town Clerk - David Casiano Mayor, Town of Parker Attn: Carol Baumgartner - Diane Bailey as Public Trustee of the County of Douglas, State of Colorado c/o Public Trustee - Donald L Lambert, Professional Land Surveyor c/o Frontier Surveying, Inc

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Company c/o Stroh Ranch Development LLC - Audrey Miklavcic c/o MW Housing Partners III LP - Bel Shower Door Corporation, a Colorado Corporation aka Bel Shower aka Bell Shower, a Colorado Corporation - Carol Baumgartner, Town Clerk - David Casiano Mayor, Town of Parker Attn: Carol Baumgartner - Diane Bailey as Public Trustee of the County of Douglas, State of Colorado c/o Public Trustee - Donald L Lambert, Professional Land Surveyor c/o Frontier Surveying, Inc - Douglas County Public Trustee aka Public Trustee - Ed Garneau, Manager aka Edouard A Garneau c/o SR Condominiums LLC, a Colorado Limited Liability Company - Ed Garneau, LLC Manager aka Edouard A Garneau c/o SR Condominiums LLC, a Colorado Limited Liability Company - Edouard A Garneau as registered agent for SR Condominiums LLC -Edwin J Stephens, Vice President, MW Housing Partners III L.P., by MW Housing Management III LLC, its General Partner, by WRI CP Investments III LLC, its CoManager, by Weyerhaeuser Realty Investors, Inc, it Manager - First American Heritage Title Co - Frontier Surveying, Inc - Garner Stoll, Planning Director, Town of Parker Attn: Carol Baumgartner - Gary L Hunter, Manager, AscentPointe Development LLC, a Colorado Limited Liability Company c/o Stroh Ranch Development LLC -Gary Laster, Mayor, Town of Parker Attn: Carol Baumgartner - George G Smith, Jr., a registered Professional Land Surveyor c/o Kirkham Michael Consulting Engineers - Hunters Chase Condominiums c/o Cap Management - John M. Beng, Vice President, Washington Mutual Bank c/o JP Morgan Chase Bank - JP Morgan Chase Bank, national association, as successor to Washington Mutual Bank F.A. - Lola Duncan, Assistant Vice President MW Housing Partners III L.P., by MW Housing Management III LLC, its General Partner, by WRI CP Investments III LLC, its Co-Manager, by Weyerhaeuser Realty Investors, Inc, it Manager - Lola Duncan c/o WRI Investments III LLC - Michael J. Guyerson, Attorney for SR Condominiums LLC c/o Onsager, Guyerson, Fletcher & Johnson - Michael Monge, Vice President, MW Housing Management III, LP, a California Limited Partnership -Michael Monge, Vice President, MW Housing Partners III, LP, a California Limited Partnership - Michael Monge, Vice President, WRI CP Investments III, LLC, a Washington Limited Liability Company - Michael Monge, Vice President, Weyerhaeuser Realty Investors, Inc., a Washington Corporation -MW Housing a California limited partnership aka MW Housing - MW Housing Partners III, LP - MW Housing Partners III, LP aka MW Housing - MW Housing Partners III, LP, a California Limited Partnership - MW Housing Management III, LP, a California Limited Partnership, its General Partner - Nicole Sayer, Chief Title Officer c/o Western Title Funding LLC - Paul Mosovero c/o First American Heritage Title Company - Public Trustee for the County of Douglas - Randal A Craven, Manager c/o SR Condominiums LLC, a Colorado Limited Liability Company - Robert Jacob Grzywa - Robert Shaiman, registered agent for Stroh Ranch Development LLC - Robert Shaiman, registered agent for Stroh Ranch Development LLC aka Robert Shaiman, registered agent for Stroh Ranch - Robin L Cupka, Asst. Vice President, Washington Mutual Bank, FA c/o JP Morgan Chase Bank - SR Condominiums LLC aka SR Condominiums - SR Condominiums LLC et al - SR Condominiums LLC, a Colorado Limited Liability Company - Stroh Ranch aka Stroh Ranch Development LLC -Town of Parker - Washington Mutual Bank FA (WAMU) aka Washington Mutual Bank - Western Title Funding, LLC Weyerhaeuser Realty Investors, Inc., a Washington Corporation, its Manager WRI CP Investments III, LLC, a Washington Limited Liability Company, its Co Manager – Kirkham Michael Consulting Engineers

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on the 19th day of January 2017, 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 26th day of September 2016.

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/s/ Diane A. Holbert County Treasurer of Douglas County Legal Notice No.: 929823 First Publication: October 6, 2016 Last Publication: October 20, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press Public Notice NOTICE OF PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE AT TAX LIEN SALE AND OF APPLICATION FOR ISSUANCE OF TREASURER’S DEED To Every Person in Actual Possession or Occupancy of the hereinafter Described Land, Lot or Premises, and to the Person in Whose Name the Same was Taxed or Specially Assessed, and to all Persons having an Interest or Title of Record in or to the said Premises and To Whom It May Concern, and more especially to: OCCUPANT - Craig Cant and Stacey Cant - Deborah Torp- Estate of Martin Stenzel c/o Deborah Torp - FRHL LLC & UMB Bank of Colorado NA - James W and Cheryl L Haywood aka James W Haywood and Cheryl L Haywood - Paulyne R Phelps - Robert & Jessica Dinsmore - Roger P Erikson and Diane M Erikson - Voyager Pacific Opportunity Fund II LLC You and each of you are hereby notified that on the 21st day of October 2010 the then County Treasurer of the County of Douglas, in the State of Colorado, sold at public tax lien sale to Martin Stenzel the following described real estate situate in the County of Douglas, State of Colorado, to wit: LOT 10 BLK 20 MERIBEL VILLAGE 1 297-145 0.546 AM/L and said County Treasurer issued a certificate of purchase therefore to Martin Stenzel. That said tax lien sale was made to satisfy the delinquent* taxes assessed against said real estate for the year 2009. That said real estate was taxed or specially assessed in the name(s) of Craig Cant & Stacey Cant for said year 2009 That on the 26th day of October 2011 said Estate of Martin Stenzel assigned said certificate of purchase to Deborah Torp. That on the 9th day of August 2016 said Deborah Torp assigned said certificate of purchase to Robert & Jessica Dinsmore. That said Robert & Jessica Dinsmore on the 9th day of August 2016 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 Robert & Jessica Dinsmore at 1:00 o’clock P.M., on the 19th day of January 2017 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 26th day of September 2016. /s/ Diane A. Holbert County Treasurer of Douglas County Legal Notice No.: 929824 First Publication: October 6, 2016 Last Publication: October 20, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press Public Notice NOTICE OF PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE AT TAX LIEN SALE AND OF APPLICATION FOR ISSUANCE OF TREASURER’S DEED

You and each of you are hereby notified that on the 12th day of November 2013 the then County Treasurer of the County of Douglas, in the State of Colorado, sold at public tax lien sale to Robert Jacob Grzywa the following described real estate situate in the County of Douglas, State of Colorado, to wit:

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:

GARAGE UNIT G4B-3 BUILDING G4B HUNTERS CHASE CONDOS PHASE 2

OCCUPANT - AscentPointe Development, LLC, a Colorado Limited Liability Company c/o Stroh Ranch Development LLC - Audrey Miklavcic c/o MW Housing Partners III LP - Bel Shower Door Corporation, a Colorado Corporation aka Bel Shower aka Bell Shower, a Colorado Corporation - Carol Baumgartner, Town Clerk - David Casiano Mayor, Town of Parker Attn: Carol Baumgartner - Diane Bailey as Public Trustee of the County of Douglas, State of Colorado c/o Public Trustee - Donald L Lambert, Professional Land Surveyor c/o Frontier Surveying, Inc - Douglas County Public Trustee aka Public Trustee - Ed Garneau, Manager aka Edouard A Garneau c/o SR Condominiums LLC, a Colorado Limited Liability Company - Ed Garneau, LLC Manager aka Edouard A Garneau c/o SR Condominiums LLC, a Colorado Limited Liability Company - Edouard A Garneau as registered agent for SR Condominiums LLC -Edwin J Stephens, Vice President, MW Housing Partners III L.P., by MW Housing Management III LLC, its General Partner, by WRI CP Investments III LLC, its CoManager, by Weyerhaeuser Realty Investors, Inc, it Manager - First American Heritage Title Co - Frontier Surveying, Inc - Garner Stoll, Planning Director, Town of Parker Attn: Carol Baumgartner - Gary L Hunter, Manager, AscentPointe Development LLC, a Colorado Limited Liability Company c/o Stroh Ranch Development LLC -Gary Laster, Mayor, Town of Parker Attn: Carol Baumgartner - George G Smith, Jr., a registered Professional Land Surveyor c/o Kirkham Michael Consulting Engineers - Hunters Chase Condominiums c/o Cap Management - John M. Beng, Vice President, Washington Mutual Bank c/o JP Morgan Chase Bank - JP Morgan Chase Bank, national association, as successor to Washington Mutual Bank F.A. - Lola Duncan, Assistant Vice President MW Housing Partners III L.P., by MW Housing Management III LLC, its General Partner, by WRI CP Investments III LLC, its Co-Manager, by Weyerhaeuser Realty Investors, Inc, it Manager - Lola Duncan c/o WRI Investments III LLC - Michael J. Guyerson, Attorney for SR Condominiums LLC c/o Onsager, Guyerson, Fletcher & Johnson - Michael Monge, Vice President, MW Housing Management III, LP, a California Limited Partnership -Michael Monge, Vice President, MW Housing Partners III, LP, a California Limited Partnership - Michael Monge, Vice President, WRI CP Investments III, LLC, a Washington Limited Liability Company - Michael Monge, Vice President, Weyerhaeuser Realty Investors, Inc., a Washington Corporation -MW Housing a California limited partnership aka MW Housing - MW Housing Partners III, LP - MW Housing Partners III, LP aka MW Housing - MW Housing Partners III, LP, a California Limited Partnership - MW Housing Management III, LP, a California Limited Partnership, its General Partner - Nicole Sayer, Chief Title Officer c/o Western Title Funding LLC - Paul Mosovero c/o First American Heritage Title Company - Public Trustee for the County of Douglas - Randal A Craven, Manager c/o SR Condominiums LLC, a Colorado Limited Liability Company - Robert Jacob Grzywa - Robert Shaiman, registered agent for Stroh Ranch Development LLC - Robert Shaiman, registered agent for Stroh Ranch Development LLC aka Robert Shaiman, registered agent for Stroh Ranch - Robin L Cupka, Asst. Vice President, Washington Mutual Bank, FA c/o JP Morgan Chase Bank - SR Condominiums LLC aka SR

and said County Treasurer issued a certificate of purchase therefore to Robert Jacob Grzywa. That said tax lien sale was made to satisfy the delinquent taxes assessed against said real estate for the year 2012; That said real estate was taxed or specially assessed in the name(s) of SR Condominiums LLC for said year 2012.That a Treasurer’s Deed will be issued for said real estate to the said Robert Jacob Grzywa at1:00 o’clock P.M., on the 19th day of January 2017, 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 26th day of September 2016. /s/ Diane A. Holbert County Treasurer of Douglas County Legal Notice No.: 929823 First Publication: October 6, 2016 Last Publication: October 20, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press

- Douglas County Public Trustee aka Public Trustee - Ed Garneau, Manager aka Edouard A Garneau c/o SR Condominiums LLC, a Colorado Limited Liability Company - Ed Garneau, LLC Manager aka Edouard A Garneau c/o SR Condominiums LLC, a Colorado Limited Liability Company - Edouard A Garneau as registered agent for SR Condominiums LLC -Edwin J Stephens, Vice President, MW Housing Partners III L.P., by MW Housing Management III LLC, its General Partner, by WRI CP Investments III LLC, its CoManager, by Weyerhaeuser Realty Investors, Inc, it Manager - First American Heritage Title Co - Frontier Surveying, Inc - Garner Stoll, Planning Director, Town of Parker Attn: Carol Baumgartner - Gary L Hunter, Manager, AscentPointe Development LLC, a Colorado Limited Liability Company c/o Stroh Ranch Development LLC -Gary Laster, Mayor, Town of Parker Attn: Carol Baumgartner - George G Smith, Jr., a registered Professional Land Surveyor c/o Kirkham Michael Consulting Engineers - Hunters Chase Condominiums c/o Cap Management - John M. Beng, Vice President, Washington Mutual Bank c/o JP Morgan Chase Bank - JP Morgan Chase Bank, national association, as successor to Washington Mutual Bank F.A. - Lola Duncan, Assistant Vice President MW Housing Partners III L.P., by MW Housing Management III LLC, its General Partner, by WRI CP Investments III LLC, its Co-Manager, by Weyerhaeuser Realty Investors, Inc, it Manager - Lola Duncan c/o WRI Investments III LLC - Michael J. Guyerson, Attorney for SR Condominiums LLC c/o Onsager, Guyerson, Fletcher & Johnson - Michael Monge, Vice President, MW Housing Management III, LP, a California Limited Partnership -Michael Monge, Vice President, MW Housing Partners III, LP, a California Limited Partnership - Michael Monge, Vice President, WRI CP Investments III, LLC, a Washington Limited Liability Company - Michael Monge, Vice President, Weyerhaeuser Realty Investors, Inc., a Washington Corporation -MW Housing a California limited partnership aka MW Housing - MW Housing Partners III, LP - MW Housing Partners III, LP aka MW Housing - MW Housing Partners III, LP, a California Limited Partnership - MW Housing Management III, LP, a California Limited Partnership, its General Partner - Nicole Sayer, Chief Title Officer c/o Western Title Funding LLC - Paul Mosovero c/o First American Heritage Title Company - Public Trustee for the County of Douglas - Randal A Craven, Manager c/o SR Condominiums LLC, a Colorado Limited Liability Company - Robert Jacob Grzywa - Robert Shaiman, registered agent for Stroh Ranch Development LLC - Robert Shaiman, registered agent for Stroh Ranch Development LLC aka Robert Shaiman, registered agent for Stroh Ranch - Robin L Cupka, Asst. Vice President, Washington Mutual Bank, FA c/o JP Morgan Chase Bank - SR Condominiums LLC aka SR Condominiums - SR Condominiums LLC et al - SR Condominiums LLC, a Colorado Limited Liability Company - Stroh Ranch aka Stroh Ranch Development LLC -Town of Parker - Washington Mutual Bank FA (WAMU) aka Washington Mutual Bank - Western Title Funding, LLC Weyerhaeuser Realty Investors, Inc., a Washington Corporation, its Manager WRI CP Investments III, LLC, a Washington Limited Liability Company, its Co Manager –Kirkham Michael Consulting Engineers

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You and each of you are hereby notified that on the 12th day of November 2013 the then County Treasurer of the County of Douglas, in the State of Colorado, sold at public tax lien sale to Robert Jacob Grzywa the following described real estate situate in the County of Douglas, State of Colorado, to wit: GARAGE UNIT G4A-6 BUILDING G4A HUNTERS CHASE CONDOS PHASE 2 and said County Treasurer issued a certificate of purchase therefore to Robert Jacob Grzywa. That said tax lien sale was made to satisfy the delinquent taxes assessed against said real estate for the year 2012; That said real estate was taxed or specially assessed in the name(s) of SR Condominiums LLC for said year 2012.That a Treasurer’s Deed will be issued for said real estate to the said Robert Jacob Grzywa at1:00 o’clock P.M., on the 19th day of January 2017, 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 26th day of September 2016. /s/ Diane A. Holbert County Treasurer of Douglas County Legal Notice No.: 929825 First Publication: October 6, 2016 Last Publication: October 20, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press Public Notice NOTICE OF PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE AT TAX LIEN SALE AND OF APPLICATION FOR ISSUANCE OF TREASURER’S DEED

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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 - AscentPointe Development, LLC, a Colorado Limited Liability Company c/o Stroh Ranch Development LLC - Audrey Miklavcic c/o MW Housing Partners III LP - Bel Shower Door Corporation, a Colorado Corporation aka Bel Shower aka Bell Shower, a Colorado Corporation - Carol Baumgartner, Town Clerk - David Casiano Mayor, Town of Parker Attn: Carol Baumgartner - Diane Bailey as Public Trustee of the County of Douglas, State of Colorado c/o Public Trustee - Donald L Lambert, Professional Land Surveyor c/o Frontier Surveying, Inc - Douglas County Public Trustee aka Public Trustee - Ed Garneau, Manager aka Edouard A Garneau c/o SR Condominiums LLC, a Colorado Limited Liability Company - Ed Garneau, LLC Manager aka Edouard A Garneau c/o SR Condominiums LLC, a Colorado Limited Liability Company - Edouard A Garneau as registered agent for SR Condominiums LLC -Edwin J Stephens, Vice President, MW Housing Partners III L.P., by MW Housing Management III LLC, its General Partner, by WRI CP Investments III LLC, its CoManager, by Weyerhaeuser Realty Investors, Inc, it Manager - First American Heritage Title Co - Frontier Surveying, Inc - Garner Stoll, Planning Director, Town of Parker Attn: Carol Baumgartner - Gary L Hunter, Manager, AscentPointe Development LLC, a Colorado Limited Liability Company c/o Stroh Ranch Development LLC -Gary Laster, Mayor, Town of Parker Attn: Carol Baumgartner - George G Smith, Jr., a registered Professional Land Surveyor c/o Kirkham Michael Consulting Engineers - Hunters Chase Condominiums c/o Cap Management - John M. Beng, Vice President, Washington Mutual Bank c/o JP Morgan Chase Bank - JP Morgan Chase Bank, national association, as successor to Washington Mutual Bank F.A. - Lola Duncan, Assistant Vice President MW Housing Partners III L.P., by MW Housing Management III LLC, its General Partner, by WRI CP Investments III LLC, its Co-Manager, by Weyerhaeuser Realty Investors, Inc, it Manager - Lola Duncan c/o WRI Investments III LLC - Michael J. Guyerson, Attorney for SR Condominiums LLC c/o Onsager, Guyerson, Fletcher & Johnson - Michael Monge, Vice President, MW Housing Management III, LP, a California Limited Partnership -Michael Monge, Vice President, MW Housing Partners III, LP, a California Limited Partnership - Michael Monge, Vice President, WRI CP Investments III, LLC, a Washington Limited Liability Company - Michael Monge, Vice President, Weyerhaeuser Realty Investors, Inc., a Washington Corporation -MW Housing a California limited partnership aka MW Housing - MW Housing Partners III, LP - MW Housing Partners III, LP aka MW Housing - MW Housing Partners III, LP, a California Limited Partnership - MW Housing Management III, LP, a California Limited Partnership, its General Partner - Nicole Sayer, Chief Title Officer c/o Western Title Funding LLC - Paul Mosovero c/o First American Heritage Title Company - Public Trustee for the County of Douglas - Randal A Craven, Manager c/o SR Condominiums LLC, a Colorado Limited Liability Company - Robert Jacob Grzywa - Robert Shaiman, registered agent for Stroh Ranch Development LLC - Robert Shaiman, registered agent for Stroh Ranch Development LLC aka Robert Shaiman, registered agent for Stroh Ranch - Robin L Cupka, Asst. Vice President, Washington Mutual Bank, FA c/o JP Morgan Chase Bank - SR Condominiums LLC aka SR Condominiums - SR Condominiums LLC et al - SR Condominiums LLC, a Colorado Limited Liability Company - Stroh Ranch aka Stroh Ranch Development LLC -Town of Parker - Washington Mutual Bank FA (WAMU) aka Washington Mutual Bank - Western Title Funding, LLC Weyerhaeuser Realty Investors, Inc., a Washington Corporation, its Manager WRI CP Investments III, LLC, a Washington Limited Liability Company, its Co Manager – Kirkham Michael Consulting Engineers You and each of you are hereby notified that on the 12th day of November 2013 the then County Treasurer of the County of Douglas, in the State of Colorado, sold at public tax lien sale to Robert Jacob Grzywa the following described real estate situate in the County of Douglas, State of Colorado, to wit: GARAGE UNIT G4A-8 BUILDING G4A HUNTERS CHASE CONDOS PHASE 2

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GARAGE UNIT G4A-8 BUILDING G4A HUNTERS CHASE CONDOS PHASE 2 and said County Treasurer issued a certificate of purchase therefore to Robert Jacob Grzywa. That said tax lien sale was made to satisfy the delinquent taxes assessed against said real estate for the year 2012; That said real estate was taxed or specially assessed in the name(s) of SR Condominiums LLC for said year 2012.That a Treasurer’s Deed will be issued for said real estate to the said Robert Jacob Grzywa at1:00 o’clock P.M., on the 19th day of January 2017, 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 26th day of September 2016. /s/ Diane A. Holbert County Treasurer of Douglas County Legal Notice No.: 929826 First Publication: October 6, 2016 Last Publication: October 20, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press Public Notice NOTICE OF PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE AT TAX LIEN SALE AND OF APPLICATION FOR ISSUANCE OF TREASURER’S DEED To Every Person in Actual Possession or Occupancy of the hereinafter Described Land, Lot or Premises, and to the Person in Whose Name the Same was Taxed or Specially Assessed, and to all Persons having an Interest or Title of Record in or to the said Premises and To Whom It May Concern, and more especially to: OCCUPANT - Anderson, Dude & Lebel PC, Attorneys at Law - Debbie A Perry and Randall W Perry c/o Debbie A Perry Estate of Martin Stenzel c/o Deborah Torp - Lincoln LTD c/o Robert Leon - Michael S Longacre - Public Trustee for the County of Douglas - Robert Leon - Ruth M and Douglas H Pennington - Thomas N Mace, as President of the Association - USAA Federal Savings Bank Home Equity Loan Servicing - USAA Federal Savings Banks AKA USAA FSB - Woodmoor Mountain Homeowners Association c/o Thomas N Mace, President - Woodmoor Mountain Homeowners Association, a Colorado non-profit corporation c/o Thomas N Mace, President You and each of you are hereby notified that on the 12th day of November 2013 the then County Treasurer of the County of Douglas, in the State of Colorado, sold at public tax lien sale to Robert Leon the following described real estate situate in the County of Douglas, State of Colorado, to wit: LOT 18 WOODMOOR MOUNTAIN 2 2.369 AM/L and said County Treasurer issued a certificate of purchase therefore to Robert Leon. That said tax lien sale was made to satisfy the delinquent taxes assessed against said real estate for the year 2012; That said real estate was taxed or specially assessed in the name(s) of Michael S Longacre for said year 2012.That a Treasurer’s Deed will be issued for said real estate to the said Robert Leon at 1:00 o’clock P.M., on the 19th day of January 2017, 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 26th day of September 2016. /s/ Diane A. Holbert County Treasurer of Douglas County Legal Notice No.: 929827 First Publication: October 6, 2016 Last Publication: October 20, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE THE PLANNING COMMISSION AND BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS A public hearing will be held before the Planning Commission on November 7, 2016, at 7:00 P.M. and before the Board of County Commissioners on December 20, 2016, at 2:30 P.M., in the Commissioners Hearing Room, 100 Third St., Castle Rock, CO., for a change in zoning from PD -Planned Development and RRRural Residential to PD-Planned Development. The subject property is located approximately 2,000-feet to the southeast of the intersection of State Highways 83 and 86. For more information call Douglas County Planning, 303-660-7460. File #/Name: ZR2012-008 / Franktown Village Planned Development.

from PD -Planned Development and RRRural Residential to PD-Planned Development. The subject property is located approximately 2,000-feet to the southeast of the intersection of State Highways 83 and 86. For more information call Douglas County Planning, 303-660-7460.

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File #/Name: ZR2012-008 / Franktown Village Planned Development. Legal Notice No.: 929952 First Publication: October 20, 2016 Last Publication: October 20, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press Public Notice NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE THE PLANNING COMMISSION AND BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

A public hearing will be held before the Planning Commission on November 7, 2016, at 7:00 P.M. and before the Board of County Commissioners on December 20, 2016, at 2:30 P.M., in the Commissioners Hearing Room, 100 Third St., Castle Rock, CO., for an appeal concerning water regulations in the Douglas County Zoning Resolution for properties located 1) approximately 2,000-feet to the southeast of the intersection of State Highways 83 and 86 and 2) southwest of and abutting and southeast of and abutting the intersection of Tanglewood Road and Burning Tree Drive. For more information call Douglas County Planning, 303-660-7460. File #/Name: ZR2014-003-WS / Franktown Village PD Water Appeal. Legal Notice No.: 929953 First Publication: October 20, 2016 Last Publication: October 20, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PROPOSED 2017 BUDGET OF COTTONWOOD METROPOLITAN DISTRICT

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a proposed budget has been submitted to the Board of Directors of the Cottonwood Metropolitan District for the ensuing year 2017.

The Board of Directors of the Cottonwood Metropolitan District will consider the adoption of such proposed budget at a hearing to be called during the special meeting of the Board to be held Wednesday, November 16, 2016 commencing at the hour of 7:00 p.m. in the public offices of the District located at 8334 Sandreed Circle, Parker, Colorado 80134.

The proposed budget will be available for inspection by the public at the offices of White Bear Ankele Tanaka & Waldren, 2154 E. Commons Ave, Suite 2000, Centennial, CO 80122 during normal business hours.

Any interested elector of the District may inspect the proposed budget and may file any objections thereto at any time prior to the final adoption of said proposed budget by the Board of Directors of the District at said special meeting. /s/ Phil Cantrell, Secretary Legal Notice No.: 929955 First Publication: October 20, 2016 Last Publication: October 20, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press and the Parker Chronicle Public Notice NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE THE PLANNING COMMISSION AND BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

A public hearing will be held before the Planning Commission on November 7, 2016, at 7:00 P.M. and before the Board of County Commissioners on December 13, 2016, at 2:30 P.M., in the Commissioners Hearing Room, 100 Third St., Castle Rock, CO., for an amendment to the Douglas County and Town of Parker Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) and Comprehensive Development Plan. The properties that are the subject of this application are generally described as 6237 Crowfoot Valley Road and Grandview Estates. For more information call Douglas County Planning, 303-660-7460. File #/Name: DR2015-014 / Douglas County Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) and Comprehensive Development Plan. Legal Notice No.: 929963 First Publication: October 20, 2016 Last Publication: October 20, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press

BE Informed!

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:

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the then County Treasurer of the County of Douglas, in the State of Colorado, sold at public tax lien sale to Robert Jacob Grzywa the following described real estate situate in the County of Douglas, State of Colorado, to wit:

and said County Treasurer issued a certificate of purchase therefore to Robert Jacob Grzywa. That said tax lien sale was made to satisfy the delinquent taxes assessed against said real estate for the year 2012; That said real estate was taxed or specially assessed in the name(s) of SR Condominiums LLC for said year 2012.That a Treasurer’s Deed will be issued for said real estate to the said Robert Jacob Grzywa at1:00 o’clock P.M., on the 19th day of January 2017, 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 26th day of September 2016.

Legal Notice No.: 929952 First Publication: October 20, 2016 Last Publication: October 20, 2016 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press

OCCUPANT - AscentPointe Development, LLC, a Colorado Limited Liability Company c/o Stroh Ranch Development LLC - Audrey Miklavcic c/o MW Housing Partners III LP - Bel Shower Door Corporation, a Colorado Corporation aka Bel Shower aka Bell Shower, a Colorado Corporation - Carol Baumgartner, Town Clerk - David Casiano Mayor, Town of /s/ Diane A. Holbert Parker Attn: Carol Baumgartner - Diane County Treasurer of Douglas County Bailey as Public Trustee of the County of Douglas, State of Colorado c/o Public Legal Notice No.: 929826 Trustee - Donald L Lambert, Professional First Publication: October 6, 2016 Land Surveyor c/o Frontier Surveying, Inc Last Publication: October 20, 2016 - Douglas County Public Trustee aka PubPublisher: Douglas County News-Press lic Trustee - Ed Garneau, Manager aka Edouard A Garneau c/o SR Condominiums LLC, a Colorado Limited Liability Company - Ed Garneau, LLC Manager aka Edouard A Garneau c/o SR Condominiums LLC, a Colorado Limited Liability Company - Edouard A Garneau as registered agent for SR Condominiums LLC -Edwin J Stephens, Vice President, MW Housing Partners III L.P., by MW Housing Management III LLC, its General Partner, by WRI CP Investments III LLC, its CoManager, by Weyerhaeuser Realty Investors, Inc, it Manager - First American Heritage Title Co - Frontier Surveying, Inc - Garner Stoll, Planning Director, Town of Parker Attn: Carol Baumgartner - Gary L Hunter, Manager, AscentPointe Development LLC, a Colorado Limited Liability Company c/o Stroh Ranch Development LLC -Gary Laster, Mayor, Town of Parker Attn: Carol Baumgartner - George G Smith, Jr., a registered Professional Land Surveyor c/o Kirkham Michael Consulting Engineers - Hunters Chase CondominiCounty ums c/o Cap Management - Johnand M. city governments run legal notices each week in this newspaper. Find out which laws are Beng, Vice President, Washington Mutual changing or new laws being considered; how the county / city is spending your tax dollars; liquor Bank c/o JP Morgan Chase Bank - JP Morgan Chase Bank, national association, licensing requirements; bidding on government projects; final settlements for those projects; times and as successor to Washington Mutual Bank F.A. - Lola Duncan, Assistant Vice of Presiddates public hearing; and others. Remember, the government works for you. ent MW Housing Partners III L.P., by MW Housing Management III LLC, its General Partner, by WRI CP Investments III LLC, its Co-Manager, by Weyerhaeuser Realty Investors, Inc, it Manager - Lola Duncan c/o WRI Investments III LLC - Michael J. Guyerson, Attorney for SR Condominiums LLC c/o Onsager, Guyerson, Fletch-

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Doctor’s Simple Advice Gets Rave Reviews By Patients Lucky Enough To Give It A Try By Matt Edgar America’s Health Writer

Denver- Have you been told that exercise will help your knee arthritis pain? Well... has it helped? If it hasn’t, one local doctor has a very good reason why. Not only that - he says if you are trying to exercise with knee arthritis - you might be making a HUGE mistake. Sounds crazy? Yes it does. In fact, I thought it was a ridiculous thing to say. That is until I talked to some of his patients who gave him rave reviews. Many said he completely changed their life. When they first came to the office, their knee arthritis pain was so bad they could barely walk and were scheduled for total knee replacement surgery. In a relatively short period of time, they cancelled surgery and are enjoying their lives again. Why is exercising a HUGE mistake and what does this doctor recommend that is helping so many knee arthritis sufferers who come to see them from all over the state? Double Edged Sword The doctor says that exercising with knee arthritis is a double edged sword. It is true, your knee joints need motion to be healthy.

And lack of motion can be very detrimental. Without motion joints become “sick.” And in theory exercising should help knee arthritis. But here is the BIG problem: Knee arthritis is condition that dries up the lubricating fluids in your knee. It also changes the joint surface and creates bone spurs. Because of these changes - exercising on an arthritic knee can cause more swelling, more pain and more arthritic changes. Imagine driving your car without any oil. What happens? The engine parts scrape together and wear out. You can’t simply drive your car more and make it better. And in many cases - you simply can’t just exercise your knee and make it better, either. What’s the answer? In a car it’s simple - put in more oil. And then make sure the oil level is correct and it is changed when necessary. With your knee joints - it is a little more complicated. The major lubricating fluid in your knee joint is called synovial fluid. Synovial fluid is the fluid that “dries up” when you suffer with arthritis. But there is good news: Now doctors can inject one of the building blocks of synovial fluid

Making Knee Arthritis Pain Worse: Research has discovered that people are suffering with arthritis much younger than expected. Making the right treatment choices now can possibly stop the progression and eliminate the pain.

directly into your knee joint. This building block of synovial fluid is called hyaluronic acid. And when hyaluronic acid is injected directly into the knee joint, many experts believe it helps lubricate the joint. Some say it is like squirting oil on a rusty door hinge. This allows the knee joint to glide more smoothly and often reduces or even eliminates pain. And here is the most important part: Now that the joint is lubricated and can move with

less or no pain - specific exercises can be a tremendous help. That’s why the doctors (when patients qualify) treat knee arthritis patients with hyaluronic acid injections FIRST and then prescribe a very specific rehabilitation and exercise program specially developed to help knee arthritis pain. This comprehensive knee arthritis pain program is called, “P.A.C.E.” and has been getting wonderful results. So what is the HUGE mistake? If you suffer with knee arthritis and are exercising and the pain is either not getting better - or getting worse - you may be making a mistake. You may actually be making things worse. And that’s the last thing you want to do. What are the two “smart moves?” If you have knee arthritis pain, look into viscosupplementation with hyaluronic acid. In many cases treatment with hyaluronic acid followed by a specific rehabilitation or exercise program can get results when everything else has failed. In fact, it is not uncommon to get pain relief just from the hyaluronic acid treatments alone - without doing any rehabilitation or exercising at all. And the results can be dramatic. If you are thinking about

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After thousands already helped knee pain suffers face 48 hour cut off to get risk free screening for incredibly popular treatment (ORI) - The clock is ticking. There is only 48 hours to go. If you suffer with knee arthritis pain and would like to get a risk free knee pain screening to see if the experts at Osteo Relief Institute in Greenwood Village, CO can help you with their extremely popular knee pain relief program - read this right now. Here is why: For the past several years, the experts at Osteo Relief Institute have been literally swarmed with knee arthritis sufferers looking for relief. Nearly all these knee pain sufferers chose Osteo Relief for one reason - their top-notch knee pain relief program featuring viscosupplementation with hyaluronic acid and specially designed rehabilitation program. The SecretTo Success? The experts at Osteo Relief Institute believe one of the biggest reasons for their success is the fact that they have some of the best technology money can buy. Laser Guided Digital Imaging The clinic uses extremely advanced imaging equipment that allows them to see directly into the knee joint that they are treating. This advanced imaging is called, “Laser Guided Digital Imaging” and many experts believe is the difference between success and failure with this knee pain treatment. And probably the best thing about this technology is that it has allowed the experts at Osteo Relief Institute to get results with knee pain when so many others have failed. What Is This Treatment? This treatment is viscosupplementation with hyaluronic acid (HA). Those are big medical terms that basically means this... When you have knee arthritis - the lubricating fluid (synovial fluid) in your knee joint dries up.

This means instead of gliding smoothly - your bones start to rub and grind against each other. This causes a little pain in the beginning - but over time the pain steadily gets worse until it is excruciating. Hyaluronic acid works so well because it is like “joint oil.” It is a natural substance and is one of the natural building blocks of the synovial fluid that lubricates your knee. Scientists and researchers discovered this natural building block to synovial fluid in the rooster’s comb - that big red thing on top of the roosters head. It is extracted from the roosters comb, purified and concentrated. When it is injected directly into your knee joint, it is like squirting oil on a rusty door hinge. Hyaluronic acid allows your joints to glide more smoothly eliminating a lot of the rubbing, grinding and pain. Why You Should Try This Even If You’ve Already Had Similar Treatments Without results... “We have been able to help so many knee pain sufferers - even many who have already tried other injections like Synvisc, Supartz, Orthovisc and even Hyalgan. We use special and very advanced low-dose videofluoroscopy imaging called “Hologic Digital Imaging” so we can see right into the joint. This allows us to put the Hyalgan exactly where it needs to be. Studies show doctors doing joint injections without fluoroscopy miss the joint up to 30% of the time.” said the director of Arthritis Treatment at Osteo Relief Institute. Osteo Relief Institute is a state of the art medical facility offering only the best technology. And that’s not all - Osteo Relief Institute has a complete knee relief program called “P.A.C.E.” to make sure you get the most

Hyalgan Injected Directly Into Knee Joint Like “Joint Oil”

Research Shows Doctors Miss The Joint Space About 30% Of The Time Without Advance Imaging

Successful Treatment - Hyalgan being precisely injected directly into the knee joint using Hologic digital imaging. Advanced imaging allows treatments to be as precise as possible. Hyalgan can lubricate the joint and decrease pain.

Failed Treatment - the injection (and Hyalgan) misses the joint space. Research shows this occurs up to 30% of the time without the use of Hologic Digital Imaging to guide the injection. This is why Hyalgan may not have worked for you.

pain relief and the best possible results from treatment. “Every case is individual. Some patients get quite a bit of relief right away - others take a little more time. But most have been extremely happy and the results usually last for at least 6 months. Patients who were suffering for years with bad knee pain are getting their lives back... going for walks again and exercising. It’s amazing to see. They tell all their friends - that’s why we are swarmed. I can’t tell you how many patients have cancelled their total knee replacement surgeries.” added one of the doctors. How To Get It If you have knee pain, the doctors and staff would like to invite you for a risk free screening to see if you are a candidate for Hyalgan treatments and the P.A.C.E program. All you have to do is call 720-500-1045 right now and when the scheduling specialist answers the phone tell her you would like your free “Knee Pain Screening.” Your screening will only take about 25-30 minutes... you will get all your questions an-

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