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Local leaders share success stories South area thriving and growing, they say at ACC event By Jennifer Smith

jsmith@coloradocommunitymedia.com It was a virtual love fest at Arapahoe Community College on the morning of Feb. 20, with community leaders from Centennial, Douglas County, Englewood, Greenwood Village, Littleton and Lone Tree praising each other and touting their own recent accomplishments. “Government gets a lot of knocks … but you will not find a better group of people to govern than the group you have right now,” Greenwood Village Mayor Ron Rakowsky said after reading a long list of names, many of whom were in the room for the FirstBank Community Leaders Forum. Littleton Mayor Phil Cernanec kicked things off by noting an influx of develop-

ment activity such as Breckenridge Brewery, a large mixed-use project at Broadway and Dry Creek Road, two apartment complexes, a host of automotive dealership improvements, the King Soopers remodel and the proposed construction of an events center. “Littleton itself is mostly built out, and certainly not sleepy,” he said. Lone Tree Mayor Jim Gunning said the Charles Schwab campus that’s under way will add about 4,000 jobs to his city. The health-care industry is burgeoning in and around Sky Ridge Hospital, as well, with a new Kaiser Permanente facility. Add Cabela’s, Embassy Suites and the new arts center to the mix, and Gunning says the city is thriving. Upcoming things to watch for in Lone Tree are the planned light-rail extension, a pitch to CSU for its first metro-area campus, and possibly a new library and a Success continues on Page 7

South metro area leaders laid out a rosy picture of the area during the FirstBank Community Leaders Forum at Arapahoe Community College on Feb. 20. Courtesy photo

Littleton talks trash Council looks at starting municipal garbage service By Jennifer Smith

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President Thomas Jefferson, aka Dr. Jack Van Ens, addresses those present at the 31st annual Sertoma Freedom Week Awards Luncheon, where 33 area students were honored for the freedom-themed essays. Photo by Jennifer Smith

Freedom Week inspires teens Sertomans award cash prizes to essay contest winners By Jennifer Smith

jsmith@coloradocommunitymedia.com South metro eighth-graders proved they take their freedom seriously by sweeping the top awards in the 2014 Sertoma Freedom Week essay contest. Megan Koch of Cresthill Middle School in Highlands Ranch and Annalise Betts of Powell Middle School in Littleton won first place in their respective regions, each beating 15 other finalists and earning the right to read their essays for the large gathering of proud parents and Sertomans at Pinehurst Country Club on Feb. 18. Betts wrote about her great-grandmother, who emigrated from Greece in 1922.

“To her, freedom meant escaping from the Turkish military terrorizing her island when she was a teenager. To me, freedom is not only an achievement of our bravery during the American Revolution, but a gift that can be savored and shared. This gift includes the right for me to receive an education, develop my own opinions and believe in my own religion. “These liberties contribute to my background and experiences, which form my personality. Freedom empowers me to express my individuality and to show that I’m different than everybody else. It allows me to make my own choices, learn from my own mistakes and live my own life.” Koch spoke of the many women who have struggled for freedom over the years, from Susan B. Anthony to Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. “Freedom means giving somebody the

pen to write their life story,” she wrote. “… My parents taught me to write my future with the power of my heart, helping others along the way.” Proud mother Lori Koch said she wasn’t at all surprised her daughter was taking home top honors, along with the $300 first prize. “She’s always had a lot of ambition,” she said. Organizers say theirs is the largest Freedom Week luncheon in the country, involving 14 clubs from both the Central Colorado and Front Range districts. This was their 31st such event. “The purpose of Freedom Week is to involve our community in a celebration of liberty, the central concept of our nation’s historical beginning,” they wrote in the event flyer. “We strive to promote an awareness of how our lives have been enriched by the premise of freedom.”

Councilmember Debbie Brinkman wants to take out the city’s trash. “There’s cash in trash!” reads the memo to council on the subject. On Feb. 18, Brinkman convinced most, but not all, of her fellow councilmembers to direct staff to further research starting a government-run trash and recycling service. She sees it as a way to make money, offer residents a cheaper option and maybe save a little wear and tear on the roads caused by garbage trucks. “I’m not doing this because it’s a cash cow,” she said. “The intent is not to go out there and capitalize on something like that.” City Manager Michael Penny explained there are a variety of business models to look at, from contracting with a private disposal company to buying their own trucks. The charge could be tacked onto the sewer bill, or it could be collected through property taxes. Brinkman added that it could provide other benefits to the city, with community recycling bins and fundraising newspaper drives as examples. Councilmember Jerry Valdes is firmly opposed to the idea. “I don’t think we need to grow the City of Littleton government at the expense of private enterprise,” he said. Councilmember Peggy Cole agreed, but the other five at least wanted more information. Councilmember Bruce Stahlman said if it could provide cheaper service to residents, they have a fiduciary responsibility to check into it. Mayor Phil Cernanec agreed. “It’s a motivator that would say hey, we need to know a little bit more,” said the mayor.

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February 27, 2014

Political challenges face three freshman lawmakers As the legislative session chugs along, three freshman lawmakers are trying to balance voting their personal ideology with that of the constituents who reside in their complicated districts. And if that isn’t hard enough, a couple of them are still trying to figure out where the stairwells and exits and other important places are located inside the Capitol. “The hardest thing for me was finding the bathroom,” said Sen. Bernie Herpin, RColorado Springs. “At my age, that’s important.” Herpin and senate colleagues George Rivera, R-Pueblo, and Rachel Zenzinger, DArvada, may not always agree on politics. But they share a common bond that is best summed up by the Grateful Dead’s “St. Stephen” — “One man gathers what another man spills.” The three gained their seats as a result of recall efforts that sent their predecessors packing. Senate President John Morse of Colorado Springs and Sen. Angela Giron of Pueblo lost to Herpin and Rivera in September recall elections that were spurred by the Democrats’ votes on gun legislation that became law last year. Zenzinger took over the seat that was held by fellow Democrat Evie Hudak, who resigned in November in the face of a recall effort. The three didn’t think they’d have their own nameplates inside the Senate’s chambers, at least so soon. But, here they are. And now that they’re here, they say they are trying to strike the right legislative balance while also trying to keep up with the sometimes complex and often maddening scene inside the Capitol. I asked Rivera — a former cop who had never held elected office prior to winning his seat — if he has found the legislative process to be overwhelming. “I’d be lying if I said no,” Rivera said. “Because there were instances where I said,

‘Wow, what did I get myself into?’ ” Getting around the building and figuring out how the legislative process works is one thing. Going back to their brutally-drawn districts to convince voters to send them back to the Capitol for a full term will be a whole other ball of wax. Rivera is surrounded by Democrats in Pueblo’s District 3. Heck, even his wife is a Democrat. Last September, Rivera became the first Republican to represent the Democratic stronghold since the 1930s. “People were really fed up and upset with a lot of the laws that were passed in Denver,” he said, referring specifically to gun bills and rural electric mandates. “The bottom line is this: It just doesn’t seem like they understand that although they’re Democrat down there in Pueblo, doggone it, they take them for granted at their peril.” Then there’s Herpin’s Senate District 11, which includes parts of Colorado Springs. Now, when folks think of the Springs, they assume that it’s about as safe for a Republican lawmaker as Duke University is for Mike Krzyzewski. But Herpin’s district is a tough one, and it includes Manitou Springs, where Democrats dig the vibe. Morse barely lost the September recall election to Herpin, by a razor thin margin of 51 percent to 49 percent. Prior to becoming a state senator, Herpin’s political experience was limited to municipal government, having served on the city council there.

But Herpin recently learned the hard way that things said inside council chambers get nothing like the attention they receive inside the Capitol. A couple of weeks ago, Herpin made headlines during a committee hearing where he was presenting a bill that sought to repeal last year’s law that banned ammunition magazines from carrying more than 15 rounds. The bill was a reaction to recent mass shootings where the killers carried magazines that contained large numbers of ammunition rounds. Herpin was trying to make the point that high-capacity magazines are unreliable and that perhaps it was “a good thing” that Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes had a 100-round magazine because it jammed. The senator’s comments were received with outrage by family members who lost loved ones in the Aurora theater shooting. Herpin said his comments were taken out of context, but that he understands the reaction. “I still think what I was trying to get across was correct, I just think I could have done it better,” he said. “It was my fault for not phrasing my remarks and taking into consideration the sensitivities of the subject.” Herpin said “it’s not pleasant” when asked what it was like to be on the receiving end of bad press, rather than reading about someone else’s. Herpin then quipped that at least he didn’t go as far as did former Colorado Springs lawmaker Doug Bruce during his infamous antics on the first day of the 2008 legislative session. “I’ve not yet kicked the reporter or the photographer, so I’m not the worst yet,” Herpin said. Zenzinger hasn’t kicked a photographer yet either — and somehow, I just don’t see that happening. Unlike Herpin, Zenzinger has no problem finding bathrooms in the Capitol, see-

ing as how she was once an aide to Democratic Sen. Mary Hodge of Adams County. The margin for error in Herpin’s district is pretty thin, but the one in Zenzinger’s District 19 is New York deli pastrami-like thin - and that’s thin! Hudak won the seat with 51 percent of the vote in 2008, which was a virtual landslide compared to 2012, when she won by a margin of 584 votes, or by less than 1 percent of the vote. Zenzinger doesn’t need a math lesson to figure out just how difficult her district is — after all, she ran Hudak’s successful 2012 campaign. She said she tries to convey to her divided constituency that what happens at the Capitol isn’t as divisive as they might think. “Ninety to 95 percent of the bills passed at the Capitol are actually bipartisan,” she said. “And people go, ‘No they’re not.’ Yes, they actually are. It’s just those 5 percent that are really divisive. And that’s challenging because 50 percent of my district will agree and 50 percent wont agree.” Zenzinger knows that she’s going to face a stiff challenge this November, regardless of who the Republican nominee turns out to be. She hopes that people will see she’s the same person who served on the Arvada City Council, but she knows full well that conservatives — especially gun enthusiasts — will try to paint her as the second coming of Evie Hudak. “I’m sure they’re going to try to say that,” Zenzinger said. “So what I’m hoping to demonstrate is that I was OK when I was on city council in representing you and I haven’t changed. Who Rachel Zenzinger is hasn’t changed. So I’m trying to do a good job in showing I am my own person.” Vic Vela is the legislative reporter for Colorado Community Media. He can be reached at vvela@coloradocommunitymedia.com. Follow Vic on Twitter, @ VicVela1.

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hands-free device. “With new power comes great responsibility, and with that responsibility can come great consequences,” said Lindsey Connor in her opening statement. While the judge doesn’t render an opinion on the mock case, there were three tournament judges to score the kids’ legal maneuverings — everything from addressing Vahle as “your honor” to making the right objection at the right time (even the judge laughed when one Regis student objected on the grounds that opposing counsel was “bolstering the witness” instead of “badgering” him) to their impeachment skills. Take Sam Anderson’s stab at a witness in his closing argument, for example: “How can you trust a witness who doesn’t even know which way he was going on a map?” Sam and his twin sister, Ryan, are both on the AHS team even though they’re seniors at Heritage High School. They say it’s the only activity they share in common, despite being twins. “I like the people, and it’s really fun,” said Ryan, who played the cyclist. She said the hardest part was not knowing what questions the defense would ask on cross-examination. Sam played one of her hard-hitting attorneys. “I do have a little bit of confidence,” he said. Although Arapahoe didn’t end up ad-

Real Judge Darren Vahle oversees a mock trial as part of the regional tournament at the Arapahoe County Justice Center Feb. 21. Photo by Jennifer Smith vancing to the state tournament, senior Lizzie Stephani took home an Outstanding Attorney Award. Judge Vahle was impressed with the teams overall. “Sometimes the lawyers that appear in front of me aren’t as good as the ones who appear before me in this court,” he said.

Also impressed was their coach, AHS mom and Dep. Secretary of State Suzanne Staiert. “This is an amazing group of students,” she said. “It’s been a tough year, and I am so proud of them for making it here and performing at such a high level.”

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r for n beBy Jennifer Smith uni-jsmith@coloradocommunitymedia.com er, @ The Historic Downtown Littleton Merchants are once again bringing Bourbon Street to Main Street, with 10 establishments ready to get their Mardi Gras on Feb. 28 and March 1. “It’s a celebration among communities,” said HDLM President Greg Reinke. “The whole neighborhood comes, and we get to party and have a good time.” Mardi Gras, which translates literally to “Fat Tuesday,” is a period of exuberance, and perhaps of excess, in the days before Ash Wednesday, when life is supposed to become more austere until the day before Easter, when Jesus is said to have arisen from the grave. In Littleton, it means bands, baubles and Louisiana brews and bites. In Tea is even serving King’s Cakes, into which are traditionally baked tiny toy babies. Originally, the host would put the baby into just one cake, and whoever got it would host the next Mardi Gras fete. On the far east side of the route, Romano’s Italian Restaurant customers can enjoy

• Reinke Bros., 5663 S. Prince St. • InTea, 2440 W. Main St., Bob Bowden Band • Romano’s Italian Restaurant, 5666 S. Windermere St., Bon Tee Cajun Band • Olde Towne Tavern, 2410 W. Main St., Madame Sin Band • McKinners Pizza Bar, 2389 W. Main St. • The Tavern Littleton, 2589 W. Main St., Roundhouse Band • Jake’s Beer Bar, 2540 W. Main St., Taylor Kline • Ned Kelly’s Irish Pub, 5686 S. Sycamore St., Sam, George, Carrie and Oakley; Marshell Carthage Band • Merle’s, 2609 W. Main St., Ken K. Band • Platte River Bar and Grill, 5995 S. Santa Fe Drive, Kenney Young Band. jambalaya and gumbo while tapping their toes to the Bon Tee Cajun Band. To the west, Platte River Bar and Grill is serving up dirty rice, cornbread and more, while the Kenney Young Band performs. Stop in the middle at Reinke Bros. for green, gold and purple beads and baubles, and perhaps even a harlequin mask or a voodoo doll for the daring. Establishments all along the way will dish out their best Cajun fare, including Cajun pizza, crawfish boil, fried catfish, Louisiana beer on tap, crawfish etouffee and more.

COLUMN TO RESUME NEXT WEEK Ann Macari Healey’s column will return in next week’s edition.

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jsmith@coloradocommunitymedia. com Gina Moore came into her job as the president of the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Arapahoe/ Douglas Counties with more personal knowledge than she wanted. “My son got sick pretty quickly and pretty dramatically in eighth grade,” she said. He had always shown signs of anxiety, but then he got really depressed and started experimenting with drugs and alcohol. One day she came home and he’d organized the refrigerator and alphabetized all the spices in the kitchen. Then she realized he was cutting himself. “All these things were happening, but I wasn’t putting it all together,” she said. “The last thing you would think of is mental illness, especially if you don’t have it in the family. You might think drugs, you might think alcohol, but you don’t think this is emerging mental illness.” In fact, it wasn’t until her son learned about depression in health class and got concerned himself that they went to the doctor and eventually ended up with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder. “You’re reeling, your whole world has changed, and it’s never going to be the same again,” she said. With the recent spate of suicides and murders committed by young men in the south-metro area, NAMI is working hard to get the word out so that more of those stories can have better outcomes, as Moore’s son’s has. “We can provide so much support to families,” she said. “The more education and support they have, the B:10.25” better able they’re going to be to help T:10.25”

Gina Moore, president of National Alliance on Mental Illness their loved ones.” NAMI offers free classes and support to people with disorders ranging from major depression to schizophrenia to post-traumatic stress. Loved ones are encouraged to participate, in particular through a 12-week class called Family to Family. Topics covered include how to find resources, how to deal with law enforcement should that become necessary, current research, communication skills and self-care, among many more. Moore’s personal feeling is that everyone should know as much about mental-health care as they do about basic first aid, to bring the subject out of hiding. “We realize there is a lot of stigma, and stigma gets in the way of getting help,” she said. “These are biological disorders like diabetes, like cancer. I think what makes people so scared of it is that the behavior is strange. A lot of mental illness is not visible, they’re not in wheelchairs or casts. You just have to be nice to people, because you don’t know what kind of cross they are carrying.” Her own son went through a phase when he wasn’t hanging out with his usual group of friends, and now she wonders if it was because his behavior was changing, if he had become the “weird kid,” as so many with mental illness do. “The other kids think, `That kid is a troublemaker, the weird one, that kid is a jerk,’ ” she said. “They don’t stop to

think that it might not be intentional. … They might get fidgety, or withdraw, or become overly talkative or do both of those things within minutes of each other.” NAMI Arapahoe/Douglas is working on a program that would let young people who are dealing with mental illness share their experiences in area schools. “It would bring someone into the classrooms who looks just like them,” she said. It can be hard for loved ones to know when to reach out for help, she acknowledges, because who’s to say when the line is crossed on the continuum of normal? “When it gets to the point when it seems outside of the range, or it goes on too long,” she said. “As a parent, you would know your kid and maybe know when it’s gone over a line.” After her son’s diagnosis, she found NAMI when she realized she needed help with how to go forward. “My son just hated it, because I kept checking on him,” she said. “I treated him like a baby, and sometimes it made it worse.” She says she’s gained a sense of empathy along their journey, and hopes her story will help other parents be more aware of when and how to get help for troubled kids. “It’s so hard to find resources, and a lot of people fall through the cracks,” she said. For more information, visit www. namiadco.org or call 303-991-7688.

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Colorado Community Media wins 132 awards Five major awards brought home by newspapers

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Staff report Colorado Community Media brought home 132 awards in the annual Colorado Press Association Better Newspaper Contest. Included in the tally were five special honors. The Tri-Lakes Tribune (Class 1), the Golden Transcript (Class 4) and the Highlands Ranch Herald (Class 5) each won the Advertising Sweepstakes Award. The Tribune also won the Sweepstakes Award in the photo and design category and garnered the coveted General Excellence Award. The awards were announced at a ceremony Feb. 21 in downtown Denver as part of the press association’s annual convention. For CCM — a two-year-old media company comprising 22 newspapers and 23 websites covering the north, west and south suburbs of Denver, and El Paso and Teller counties — this year’s honors were a continuation of an upward trend. A year ago, CCM was recognized with 95 awards, a major spike from the previous year’s 28 earned among the papers. CCM’s south metro publications, which are based in Highlands Ranch and include the Littleton Independent, received 58 awards, including 19 first-place honors and the Advertising Sweepstakes Award. In the advertising category, production manager Scott Andrews collected 16

Editorial Name Category Ryan Boldrey Business feature story, Class 2 Ryan Boldrey Sports story, Class 5 Ann Macari Healey Serious column writing, Class 5 Chris Michlewicz Health feature story, Class 2 Chris Rotar Editorial writing, Class 2 Ryan Boldrey Deadline news reporting , Class 5 Ryan Boldrey Health enterprise story, Class 5 Ryan Boldrey, Courtney Kuhlen Story/picture combination, Class 5 Virginia Grantier Feature story, Class 5 Jennifer Smith Business news story, Class 2 Jennifer Smith Health feature story, Class 2 James Bayne Editorial cartoon (weekly) Jim Benton Sports story, Class 5 Jim Benton Sports event story, Class 5 Jim Benton, Lindsay Lovato, Tom Munds, Chris Rotar Editorial special section, Class 2 Ryan Boldrey Agriculture story, Class 5 Ryan Boldrey News story, Class 5 Scott Gilbert Headline writing, Class 2 Chris Rotar Headline writing, Class 5

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Support ‘right to know’ in challenging times The latest developments in digital communications were discussed at length at the Colorado Press Association annual convention Feb. 21 in Denver. While the expanding modes of obtaining news continues in an extended renaissance period, it appears while more and more information is literally at hand, the information that is so important to the public’s right to know is not flowing so freely. One discussion led by experts in media law focused on current challenges obtaining public records from government entities. Journalists’ heads nodded to comments that the cost of obtaining documents often remains a barrier. Heads nodded

our view that information is sometimes being held back based on how the provider thinks the media may present it —such as putting it online — while the public’s right to know should not be limited by who wants it and how it may be used. And heads nodded when media experts said the state appellate courts are no longer on “our” side — meaning specifically the media — thwarting our role to obtain information and be a watchdog on govern-

letter to the editor Caucuses are coming up

While the political ads and candidate announcements have begun, the official start of the 2014 election season kicks off at 7 p.m. March 4. That’s the date of Colorado’s grassroots political process: the Precinct Caucus. Unlike some states, which only conduct primary elections, Colorado conducts precinct caucuses. This process gives members of political parties the opportunity to meet, debate issues and nominate candidates to represent them on the 2014 election ballot. Caucus attendees can speak on behalf of their favorite candidates, vote for their favorites and elect delegates to the countywide assemblies and convention. This year candidates for Colorado governor, treasurer, secretary of state attorney general and the U.S. Senate and Congressional seats, Colorado legislators and county officials will be up for election. Information about the candidates is on the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe County’s web site, www.lwvarapahoe.org. Any registered voter in one of Colorado’s major political parties (Republican,

Democrat, American Constitutional) can attend a caucus. Colorado does not allow unaffiliated (Independent) voters to participate. Caucuses are held in homes, schools, churches and community buildings throughout each Colorado County. To find your location you will need your precinct number. Visit the following websites or call the following phone numbers for information: Arapahoe County Democrats: www. arapahoedems.org or 303-338-1202 Arapahoe County Republicans: www. arapahoerepublicans.org or 303-779-1115 American Constitution Party: www.constitutionparty.com or 720-772-4227 Arapahoe County Clerk: www.arapahoevotes.com or 303-795-4511 Douglas County Republicans: www. dcgop.org or 303-730-0100 Douglas County Democrats: www.douglasdemocrats.org or 720-509-9048 Douglas County Clerk: www.douglas. co.us/clerk or 303-660-7469 Marlu Burkamp League of Women Voters of Arapahoe County

The life you change could be your own There is an old short story, actually written in 1955, that was part of a series authored by Flannery O’Connor titled “The Life You Save May Be Your Own.” And several years ago as the use of seat belts became mandatory, a slogan and commercial became popular that used this very same wording, “The Life You Save May Be Your Own.” What if we modified the statement with just one word, “The life you change may be your own?” Have you ever done something for someone else, maybe changed their life in a small or maybe even very significant way? And although you helped the other person, in some way you also recognized that a part of you had been changed as well. Some people have shared with me that when they actually did something for another person or helped them make a change, their own lives changed as well, and generally for the better. The change may have been only temporary, but they noticed a change. And others have told me that the impact on their own life has changed them forever, just by helping someone else make a change in their personal or professional life. I receive emails all the time from the community and the testimonies regarding this are really incredible. And the stories are very similar, people experience a positive change in their lives when they have provided assistance to someone else. And the cool thing is this, many of the stories include examples where the person was unaware that they were actually doing something to help out another individual, and before they knew it their own life was transformed in wonderful ways. Now being intentional about it is something totally different, offering assistance and aid because we are in a position to do so emotionally, financially, spiritually, or physically is awesome. Whether I hear about the examples of success at a seminar or corporate meeting or through an email, each story inspires me and fills me with the belief that there is so much good in this world and that gets done in this world by good people, including you.

The coolest thing that I admire most from each story or example is that the person who shared it with me never claimed to receive anything physical in return. It was not like they did something for someone else and were rewarded in some way, shape, or form. The gift they received was a just a `feeling’ of change or being changed themselves. Some had a hard time explaining or articulating it, but I knew exactly what they meant. There is something inside of us that does change whenever we are able to help someone else, and again it is generally for the better. It could mean helping them find a job, encouraging them as they battle an addiction, support them as they try and get in shape, talk to them while they are grieving, give them a hand-up if we are in such a position to do so, juts listen, offer a smile, give a necessary and timely hug, enrich their lives with introductions to other people, defend them if they are wronged or just stand by their side. There are hundreds of other examples of how we can help change a life, but the only ones that ever matter are the ones that we take action on. “The life you change could be your own,” and I would love to hear all about your story or example at gotonorton@ gmail.com. And when we help someone make a change, and when we feel that positive change in our own lives, it truly will be a better than good week. Michael Norton is a resident of Highlands Ranch, the former president of the Zig Ziglar Corp. and the CEO/founder of www.candogo.com.

ment. The whys of the present climate can be contemplated, but we agree with the general notion that the impact of 9/11 turned tides to tightening of information to media and compromising privacy of the public. We profess media is not so beloved by the masses, but when we write informative stories, we know our work is valued. For this reason, we agree with the notion that the work of maintaining strong open records laws and the public’s right to know may soon involve more effort from the public itself, perhaps even in the form of a public initiative on the ballot someday. We have editorialized often about the importance of the First Amendment and

the public’s right to know, so today we share a pitch for you to take a look at a relatively new nonprofit group in Colorado called the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition. The organization wants to serve the media and emphasized it wants to serve those in the general public facing challenges obtaining information. Please visit the FOIC website, which has been online less than a year. Yes, full participation involves a modest membership fee, but we strongly commend the work the coalition is doing at the early stage. Take a moment to think about the work we do and the information you need while viewing the content at coloradofoic.org.

Julia always said that it is best to ‘save the leftovers’ Butter-loving chef Julia Child — or maybe it was Dan Aykroyd, who impersonated Child — said “save the leftovers.” It is good advice. I save my leftovers, that’s for sure. What I mean is, I save the written bits that don’t make it to the final draft. There is always something that has to be cut out that I really wanted to keep in a column, but for a number of reasons had to be scrapped. I put the scraps in a folder and save them for a day when I need to throw something together pronto for my editor because I have to catch a plane Julia was taller than Dan. She was 6-foot-2 and Dan is 6-1. People make fun of Julia, but not old Craig. She was terrific. Sure, her appearance was unusual, and her cadence was too, and she wasn’t exactly chef Cat Cora now, was she? She was what my ornithologist would call a “hoot.” She said, “The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.” And, “How can a nation be called great if its bread tastes like Kleenex?” I saved this leftover from an in-depth column about Phil Knight, Nike, and the Oregon Ducks. If you have seen the Oregon football team, you know they never wear the same uniform twice, and it’s thanks to Nike CEO Knight. “Doctor, doctor, my wife thinks she’s a duck.” “Bring her in to see me right away.” “I can’t - she’s already flown south for the winter.” Man, it was hard to delete that. I wrote a column about our neighbor to the east, Nebraska. Some of my favorite people are from Nebraska. Fred Astaire was from Nebraska, and so were Marlon Brando, Henry Fonda and civil rights advocate Malcolm X. So why did I have to blemish the homage with a Nebraska joke or two?

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“What’s the best thing to come out of Nebraska? I-80.” That was so unnecessary. I researched Nebraska laws and discovered that in Waterloo, it’s illegal for barbers to eat onions between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. That was cut. I wrote a column about the junk that people put in their coffee, like cream and sugar. I said that some people think that on the Eighth Day, God created coffee. You can probably figure out why that had to go. I wanted to compliment the dentistry profession. I have a wonderful dentist. But it just seems inevitable that I’ll want to try to slip something in there that doesn’t belong. She was named Dentist of the Year, so I asked her, “What did you get? A little plaque?” I can hear the groans. I read what other columnists write, and it doesn’t seem like any of them have this problem, or maybe they do and we just don’t know about it because they hit “delete” before it goes out. I don’t know if this is a true story or not, but Charles Dickens allegedly was asked by his publisher to delete one sentence, just one sentence, from the manuscript of “A Christmas Carol.” I wish it had been left in. What do you think? Here it is, or was: “Tiny Tim, quit picking your nose.” Craig Marshall Smith is an artist, educator and Highlands Ranch resident. He can be reached at craigmarshallsmith@ comcast.net.

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We’re well into the legislative session

We’re well into the legislative session now at the state Capitol. Thought you’d like to know the progress of some of my bills. rado As Senators, we typically sponsor more ma- bills than Representatives since there are almost twice as many of them and they all need Senate sponsors. Therefore, these ve aren’t all of my bills, but a sampling of my eng-bills going through now. the ess Senate Bill 88 ves Suicide Prevention Commission: passed ngly Health & Human Services ng Colorado has the eighth-highest suicide

rate in the country, and it’s getting worse. work In 2012, there were more deaths by suicide hile than by car accidents, and more than most g. types of cancer. Now in Colorado, suicide is the leading cause of death for ages 10-34. Yes, children as young as fifth grade are now committing suicide. In spite of these awful statistics, the Office of Suicide Prevention is a one-person office and in desperate need of more resources. So, my bill would create a public/

by 2015, there will be paint can collections sites around the state and collections events in the rural areas taking all those cans for you. Then, opportunities will grow for consumers to purchase recycled paint. One of our own employers in Englewood, Green Sheen, testified in support of the bill.

House Bill 1122 private commission to attract expertise and resources from around the state to help garner both policy and funding sources. We need to find out why we are so high in suicide despite our gorgeous and prosperous state, and then what we can do to stop this sad trend.

Senate Bill 29

Paint Stewardship: on way to Senate floor Almost all of us have old partially-used paint cans hanging around our house, not knowing how to safely discard them. This is an industry-led solution. With this bill,

Keep Legal Marijuana From Those Under 21: in committee Over the last few years, there has been a dramatic spike in the numbers of children being seen in emergency rooms due to accidental ingestion of marijuana. So HB 1122 adds more guard rails for the “edibles” to ensure the packaging is less visible, less attractive, and also harder to open for a child under 21.

Drug-Endangered Child Definitions

Children’s and Criminal Codes: in drafting Last year, one of my bills directed the Substance Abuse Taskforce to come up

with recommendations on aligning the Children’s Code and Criminal Code in defining a “drug-endangered child.” Now, we have put those recommendations in two companion bills. These will give guidance and better understanding between law enforcement and social services when presented with potential cases of child abuse and neglect due to a drug-endangered child. For more details on any of my legislation, please contact my office or sign up for my email newsletter. You’re also welcome to join me at the Capitol anytime to shadow me for an hour or all day. We’re in session until May 7. You’re also welcome to come to my monthly nonpartisan town halls in Littleton or Aurora. Linda Newell is the State Senator of Senate District 26, which includes Littleton, Englewood, Sheridan, Cherry Hills Village, Greenwood Village, west Centennial and parts of Aurora. She can be reached at (303) 866-4846 or Linda.newell.senate@gmail. com.

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AMERICAN ASSOCIATION of University Women, LittletonEnglewood Branch invites baccalaureates to participate in ed activities that further goals of equity for women and girls, lifeWa- long education and positive societal change. Meetings usually ons are Mondays each month, September through May, at Koelbel t. Library, Orchard Road and Holly Street, Centennial. Social time at is followed by business meeting and informative program on nd subjects ranging from public policy issues to poetry. Call Pam at onHansen, 303-753-0838. u can AMERICAN BUSINESS Women’s Association meets on . ry the second Wednesday each month at 6:30 p.m. welcoming But women, working or not, to Success Chapter programs for success and positive living. Call Lori Smith at 303-688-3100 n’t ext. 360 or e-mail loris@intermountain-rea.com for upcoming Year, speakers and events at Marriott Denver South, 10345 Park le Meadows Drive, Littleton. CONTACTS UNLIMITED is a business and professional leads her group that meets at Courtesy Ford, 8252 S. Broadway, Littleton ke in the meeting room on the first, second, and third Thursday of be every month. Meeting time is 8-9:15 a.m. Visitors are welcome. t Call Jenifer at 303-221-6550. out. not, DESTINATION SUCCESS provides an opportunity for profesed by sionals to gather, form connections, expand relationships and ust exchange information. Business Success meets every fourth “A Tuesday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Bear Rock Cafe, 7903 ft in. South Broadway, Suite B, Littleton. As with other networking Tiny groups, membership and referrals are not required. To RSVP and for information, e-mail Info@behindthemooninc.com or call 303-250-4528.

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circulator bus. “These things come together and they form a very powerful magnet for business,” he said. Centennial Mayor Cathy Noon noted her city just became a teenager and is experiencing the accompanying growth spurts. “Things are getting better,” she said. “People are willing to reinvest in our community and their businesses.” On the horizon are more national chains for the Streets at SouthGlenn, some small breweries, 42 acres of mixed use north of Ikea and improvements to Arapahoe Road. ViewHouse restaurant will open a second location in Centennial, with sweeping views for rooftop diners, games and water features. TopGolf, which Noon described as a combination of golf and bowling, is planning a facility that will also feature food and drinks. Englewood Mayor Randy Penn described his city as the “elder stateman” of the group.

from 12:30-2:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at the Southglenn Library, 6972 S. Vine St., Centennial. All nurses are invited to attend for medical presentations. Contact: Barbara Karford, 303-794-0354.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN Basketball Academy club, expert training for youth basketball players grades fifth through 12th meets twice per week and operates all year. Play in leagues and tournaments. Send inquiries to ronkburgin@yahoo.com.

WOMEN INVESTMENT Group Master Mind Group meets to empower all women to build a real financial freedom through the power of real estate in any market condition. We network, share ideas, leads, resources and encourage each other. We meet once a month. For meeting information, call Lorena 303981-6539 or e-mail WomenInvestmentGroup@comcast.net.

STROLLER STRIDES is a group fitness program that provides moms with a challenging workout and the opportunity to build relationships and gain the emotional support needed to adjust to the tremendous life change called motherhood. Classes are offered at 9:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at DeKoevend Park, near University and Arapahoe, and at 9:30 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at Clement Park, near Wadsworth and Bowles. For more information, visit the Stroller Strides Web site at www.strollerstrides.com or call Kathy or Karen Zawadzki at 888-684-0641 or e-mail kandk@ strollerstrides.net.

RECREATION DEER CREEK Women’s Golf Association. The 2010 golf season

is just around the corner and we’re looking forward to a terrific new year! If you’re looking for a challenging course and the company of friendly women on Tuesday mornings, please consider joining our league. We’ve got the best deal in town. If interested please contact Chris Jackson at chris.dcwga@q.com or 303-347-9193.

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AMERICAN LEGION George C. Evans Post 103 Attention military veterans: Do you believe in patriotism and in helping our veterans, our children and our communities? Join the Littleton American Legion George C. Evans Post 103 at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month at the Buck Recreation Center, 2004 W. Powers Ave., Littleton. Visit www.legionpost103.org or call 720-287-2139. CREATIVE COUNSELING Center is a network of mental health providers with offices in Denver, Aurora, Lakewood and Littleton. To meet therapists or to learn about locations, scheduling and fees, visit www.ccc-denver.com or call 303-267-2310. ENGLISH CONVERSATION Sessions. Go to the Bemis Public Library Friday mornings from 9-10:30 a.m. to practice English in an informal group and learn about American culture. No registration is required. Call 303-795-3961.

HOMESTEAD 9-HOLE Golf Women’s Golf League is accepting membership applications for the 2012 season. You do not need a GHIN number to join, but can acquire one as you play. We golf Monday mornings, April through October. To join this fun and active group, contact Barbara McGovern, barbmc30@ gmail.com. Homestead Golf Course is at South Kipling and W. Hampden Ave., 11500 W. Hampden. Call 720-963-5181. LADIES GOLF League at Raccoon Creek Golf Course, Littleton, is accepting new members. Call 303-973-4653. MEADOWS WOMEN’S Golf League offers relaxing Tuesday mornings of friendly golf for ladies at the Meadows Golf Course, 6937 S. Simms St., near Ken-Caryl Ranch. The league plays 18 holes weekly from mid-April to mid-October. This fun group competes for prizes while playing from the red tees. Afterward, lunch can be ordered on the patio overlooking the course. Call Laura at 303-526-9598. REC AND Rock for ages 10-14 meets from 7-11 p.m. every first and third Saturdays at the Goodson Recreation Center in Littleton. The cost is $6. Call 303-798-2476 ext. 11.

“Englewood is old, but we are not dead,” he said. New apartments will replace the demolished Flood Middle School on South Broadway soon, there’s a new Sprouts grocery store, and Swedish Hospital is expanding to seven stories. A mixed-use redevelopment will rise at Broadway and Englewood Parkway, and the Belleview corridor will likely be designated for urban renewal, said Penn. Additionally, he’s excited about improvements to the South Platte River that will result in more recreational opportunities. Douglas County Commissioner Jill Repella said her board has focused lately on transportation, safety, economic foundations, natural resources and community service. “It is our responsibility to make sure the conditions exist to be successful in all five of those areas,” she said. “When you put the right conditions in place, economic development happens on its own.” Notable projects have included the new Children’s Hospital, and work toward finding a solution for the congested C-470 corridor. “We have to solve these problems on a local level,” she said.

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Ribbon ‘shooting’ held at Centennial Gun Club Feb. 20 event spotlights Second Amendment rights By George Lurie

glurie@coloradocommunitymedia.com A ribbon “shooting” was held at the Centennial Gun Club on Feb. 20 and some highprofile political leaders turned out for the event — and to voice their support for the Second Amendment. Sponsored by the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce, several hundred people attended the ceremony at Colorado’s largest gun club, which opened Jan. 4. The facility, owned by Richard and Mary Abramson, encompasses some 35,000 square feet and includes 28 shooting lanes, a 5,000-square-foot retail store and a lavish, members-only VIP lounge. Castle Rock Mayor Paul Donohue, an outspoken gun rights advocate, is a managing partner of the club and attended the Feb. 20 event, which allowed dignitaries who signed waivers to shoot, rather than cut, ribbons to officially open the facility. Because the ribbon shooting was also promoted as a gun rally, a number of area elected officials declined invitations to attend the event. But a veritable constellation of Republican lawmakers and political candidates did come, including Congressman Mike

Coffman, Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler and 18th Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler. Douglas County Sheriff Dave Weaver, who is term-limited and a candidate for the Board of County Commissioners, turned out for the event, as did the three candidates seeking to replace the sheriff — Undersheriff Tony Spurlock, Castle Rock Police Cmdr. John Anderson and Coroner Lora Thomas. Centennial City Councilmember Stephanie Piko, a member of the gun club, also attended the event, which was emceed by KOA Radio’s Stephan Tubbs, who kicked off the proceedings by stating his unequivocal support of the Second Amendment and adding that it was his job “to keep Mike Coffman from speaking for more than 10 minutes.” Coffman, who represents Colorado’s 6th Congressional District — which includes Aurora, Centennial, Littleton and Highlands Ranch — kept his remarks brief, reaffirming his support for the Second Amendment and recounting how his office had helped the Abramsons secure their SBA loan to build their facility. Addressing the Abramsons directly before turning the microphone back to Tubbs, Coffman said: “God bless you and best of luck with the facility.” South Metro Chamber CEO John Brackney also gave a short speech about the

Congressman Mike Coffman, right, chats with 18th Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler on Feb. 20 at the Centennial Gun Club’s Ribbon “Shooting.” Photo by George Lurie importance of protecting Constitutional rights. “What makes America great are people like Richard and Mary (Abramson) doing

the hard work.” Richard Abramson thanked the crowd for coming out, saying, “We believe owning firearms is a tremendous responsibility.”

Heavy lifting ahead at former Willowcroft site Former DA Jim Peters dies Peters’ legacy honored by officials

By Jennifer Smith

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The earth is moving at the former Willowcroft property, just east of Platte Canyon Road on Bowles Avenue. From the rubble will emerge 41 single-story patio homes and one large estate home on the nearly 10-acre site. Some residents have expressed concern about the density, and others have said that they hoped to save the historic manor that sat on the land for nearly 130 years. But in December, more than 60 percent of Columbine Valley’s registered voters cleared the way for development to begin. Twenty-five percent of the land will be open space, and there will be a 6-foot brick fence on the three open sides of the property. The developer, Taylor Morrison, will build an additional turn lane on Middlefield Road and Bowles Avenue, along with a landscaped gateway feature.

The 18th Judicial District Attorney’s office has announced the passing of former DA Jim Peters. Peters died Feb. 19 after an extended battle with cancer. He was the predecessor to Carol Chambers, serving the 18th Judicial District from 1997 to 2005. Peters successfully prosecuted mass murderer Nathan Dunlap, the man who killed four people at Chuck E. Cheese in 1993. District attorney George Brauchler said Peters’ “legacy is one few could match.” “Our community has lost one of the great champions for justice,” he said. “Jim inspired prosecutors — both novice and seasoned — to give victims a voice and vigorously pursue justice for them, ever mindful of the need to temper the application of our laws with mercy.” Peters’ funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 28 at St. Thomas More Catholic Parish, 8035 South Quebec Street in Centennial. Arapahoe and Lincoln counties lowered their county flags Feb. 21 and will do so through the day of the funeral. Douglas County will lower its flag at the Robert A. Christensen Justice Center and the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office will lower their flag through the day of the funeral as well. The U.S. and state flags will be lowered on the day of the funeral.

The heavy lifting has begun on the former Willowcroft property. Photo by Jennifer Smith

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Littleton wants its light posts back. “I am firmly convinced we can do better lighting cheaper, save energy in the long term, serve our customers better and be out there in front on this,” Charlie Blosten, the city’s director of public works, told city council on Feb. 18. Xcel Energy has historically required municipalities to sign all light posts over to it, although the municipality is responsible for maintaining and replacing them in addition to paying for the electricity. “It���s a great deal if you can get it,” said Ken Feldman, city attorney. The Public Utilities Commission ruled in 2012 that cities had the right

to own their light poles, but it hasn’t happened yet because Xcel has not come up with a way to determine how much to sell them for. “It may end up in court,” said Feldman. Blosten wants to initially purchase back the 66 ornamental light poles along Main Street, mainly because Xcel has implemented rules about placing banners on them that would make it basically impossible to do, he said. Most of them were installed in 1987 and 1988. “They are totally depreciated out and not worth anything, as far as we are concerned,” said Blosten. “But they won’t tell us a number.” He also wants to be sure that when the 78-acre Littleton Village is developed at Broadway and Dry Creek Road, all of its streetlights belong to the city. “We want to go into Littleton Village with state-of-the-art streetlights,” he said.

A major point of contention is that Xcel doesn’t currently allow energysaving LED lights, which Blosten would prefer. He’s already converted the Christmas lights downtown to LED. “Xcel is not ready for LED or energy-saving technology in streetlights that we pay for and they own,” said Feldman. Other cities, including Centennial and Golden, are pursuing the same path, and Blosten said there might be an opportunity to share some costs. He said the same contractor that maintains the traffic signals can handle the street lights, as well, and for less than Xcel charges now. Council gave them the go-ahead to put pressure on Xcel to make the purchase happen. “Maybe it would be too enthusiastic to just dig up the 66 poles and drop them off in the Xcel parking lot so they know we’re serious,” joked Councilmember Randy Stein.

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High-end homes planned for farmland Toll Brothers hears traffic, density concerns By Jennifer Smith

jsmith@coloradocommunitymedia.com While there’s no firm design plan as of yet, Toll Brothers expects to build singlefamily homes in the $700,000 to $1.25 million range on what is now Wild Plum Farm in the Town of Columbine Valley. Ken Puncerelli, CEO of the contractor, LAI Design Group, visited with neighbors Feb. 19 at Columbine Country Club. He said the homes will be as close to custom as possible, with buyers able to modify one of several basic models. They will be built as they are purchased, not all at once. The property is about 105 acres, and the town’s master plan recommends it be developed at a density of one unit per acre. About 30 of those acres are lost to things

like streets and flood plain, which does not affect the total number of homes that can be built. The final number is yet to be determined and will basically depend on how many will fit, said Puncerelli, but lots will range in size from one-quarter to one-half acre. Some who attended the meeting were concerned the lots would be too small for the area, which is mostly dotted with rambling estates that reflect the feel of the town’s golf course. Many are worried that adding 100 or more homes to the far south side of town would increase traffic to unacceptable levels in the neighborhoods, which don’t have sidewalks or fences. City officials have stressed that a thorough traffic study will be conducted. “The town is breaking with tradition in that we are selecting the firm that will conduct the study, with advisement from Toll Brothers on both the scope of work and the final firm selection,” said Town Manager

JD McCrumb earlier in the day. “The traffic study will focus primarily on the development of Wild Plum Farm and, as such, the majority of the cost will be the responsibility of Toll Brothers. However, we will also be looking at (other) traffic issues. The final cost of the study will be divided among the developers and the town as appropriate, based on the scope of work.” Neighbors urged Puncerelli to find a way to create access via Mineral Avenue rather than Platte Canyon Road, so new residents won’t have to drive all the way through town. One joked that a bridge over Santa Fe Drive to the future site of Breckenridge Brewery would be nice. Other concerns were saving a historic cottonwood on the property and keeping the town’s tradition of no fences. “I don’t think it’s our goal to put up walls,” said Puncerelli, adding that the team wants to be good neighbors throughout the

life of the project. Toll Brothers will work with a steering committee comprising representatives from the town’s homeowners’ associations going forward and expects to have a design ready to present within the next three months. Once it’s filed with the city, there will be public hearings before the planning board and the trustees. If approved, construction could start about 18 months from now, said Puncerelli. Likely hoping to avoid the controversy that surrounded the Willowcroft property development, he urged folks to be wary of rumors over the next few months. “To avoid misinformation and rumor, we ask that official communication comes directly from our team,” he said. “… I recognize this is your neighborhood, you live here and you’re proud of it, and it’s a beautiful place, and you have a personal stake in that.”

County. Each precinct can hold its own caucus but frequently a number of precincts will hold caucuses at the same location such as a church or school. The precinct locations are identified on the county party websites. The web address for the Arapahoe County Democrats is www.arapahoedems.org. The web address for the Arapahoe County Republicans is www.arapahoerepublicans. org. A precinct caucus is Colorado’s smallest political gathering where party members who live within the precinct’s geographical boundaries meet for a discussion of issues and candidates. Any resident who is a registered voter in that particular party can attend the caucus.

Generally, the first step at the precinct caucus is to elect a chairperson and a secretary. The people at the caucus elect two representatives to the party’s county central committee and then elect delegates to the county assembly There generally is a preference poll vote for if there is more than one candidate for an elected office. If there is more than one party candidate for a position, the number of precinct delegates to the county assembly pledged to that candidate is based on the vote percentage. The next step in the nomination process is the county assembly. At the county assembly, delegates elected from the pre-

cincts work on party platform plank issues and nominate party delegates for county offices. This year, the Arapahoe County GOP Assembly will be held March 29 at Arapahoe High School, 2201 E. Dry Creek Road. The state assembly will be held April 12 at the Coors Event Center in Boulder. The Arapahoe County Democrats will meet for their assembly March 22 at Grandview High School, 20500 E. Arapahoe Road. The state assembly will be held April 12 at the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver. The party assemblies and conventions lead up to the state primary election that will be held June 24.

Precinct caucuses slated for next week Grass-roots sessions begin process of selecting candidates By Tom Munds

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Arapahoe County Democrats and Republicans begin the process to select party candidates for county, state and national offices during the March 4 precinct caucuses. nced The precinct is a geographic designation established by the county. The caucus ncer.is the grass-roots gathering in the political e 18thcandidate-selection process. pros- There are 369 precincts in Arapahoe killed

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unty Sorry bar flies, but a bill that would have ral. allowed watering holes to stay open past 2 hris-a.m. was rejected in the House on Feb. 17. Office House Bill 1132 would have let cities and well.towns decide whether bars can stay open f theuntil 4:30 in the morning. But the effort died after an amendment that was tacked on to the bill caused it to lose the support of a key stakeholder. The bill received initial approval in the House the previous week. But the day of the final vote, an exasperated bill sponsor decided to pull the plug on the effort. “Let’s go back to the drawing board,” said Rep. Crisanta Duran, D-Denver. “Go ahead and put me out my misery and kill this bill.” Colorado law prohibits bars from staying open between the hours of 2 and 7 in the morning. The bill was being promoted as a way to curb violence and chaos that has caused

problems outside downtown Denver’s night spots. Supporters argued that the mass exodus of rowdy patrons at 2 a.m. puts a strain on police resources and that by allowing bars to stay open later, there would be fewer drunks spilling out into the streets at the same time. Rep. Jovan Melton, D-Aurora, said his wife was a victim of that chaos. Melton said that a stray bullet struck his wife as she was driving through downtown Denver as patrons were exiting bars at 2 a.m. “That might not have happened had we had staggered times or had later hours where everyone wasn’t out in the street at once,” Melton said. The bill provided for interesting debate, one that was not the usual party-line fight. For example, Rep. Chris Holbert, R-Parker, urged support of the bill, saying that it allowed for local governments to make their own decisions about what’s best for their communities. But Rep. K.C. Becker, D-Boulder, said the bill could have “unintended consequences,” such as more drunken-driving fatalities.

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Sterling Ranch wins legal battle Community association fails in appeal attempt to stop development By Ryan Boldrey

rboldrey@coloradocommunitymedia. com Douglas County District Court Judge Richard Caschette has ruled in favor of the county commissioners and the Sterling Ranch LLC development. After successfully halting the development once already, the Chatfield Community Association filed another legal challenge against the development’s approval in August 2013, asking the district court to reverse the county commissioners’ decision from a month earlier to again approve the development. The homeowner’s group, filing under Rule 106, which allows for groups to challenge a governing body’s ruling on a development, stated that the county commissioners demonstrated an “abuse of discretion” and “acted outside their jurisdiction and authority” by giving the development its seal of approval on July 10, 2013. The development, located in the northwest portion of the county, is to the northeast of Roxborough and to the immediate south of the Chatfield Community Association. The suit, similar to the group’s 2011 legal challenge — found successful in 2012 — argued that Sterling Ranch still does not have an adequate water supply to move forward with its development and also stated that the commissioners acted on an application that was not pending, but closed, when they approved it last summer. Caschette, in a six-page ruling filed with the court on Feb. 19, disagreed. The judge, citing SB-258, which was passed in May 2013, wrote: “the Court finds that the Board did not exceed its jurisdiction or abuse its discretion when it approved the Sterling Ranch applications on July 2013.” The Senate Bill, which had been lobbied for by the commissioners, gave Sterling

Equipment was on site at the Sterling Ranch development on Feb. 21. The development was scheduled to begin moving dirt on Feb. 20, the day after a judge ruled in its favor. Photo by Hannah Garcia Ranch the clarification that it needed to move forward, stating what they believed to be true already: that a developer doesn’t have to show water adequacy for an entire development up front, but can demonstrate it in phases throughout the process. Calling that particular part of the ruling “a threshold matter that (the Court) believes is dispositive of this matter,” Caschette still took time to address the plaintiff’s other concerns, point by point, finding on behalf of the development each time. In response to the assertions that the district court’s ruling in 2012 was a final ruling and that the Sterling Ranch applications could no longer be considered “pending” when the commissioners voted unanimously to approve the project in July 2013, Caschette wrote that the court “expressly stated (in November 2012) that … `additional decisions or actions with respect to the application are left to the Board.’”

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The development, which had spent

years tied up in red tape was not fazed by the recent suit, and began moving forward with plans, following the commissioners’ ruling in July, said Sterling Ranch spokesman Randy Pye. “We never felt uncomfortable, even when the 106 was filed. The judge ruled with everything we thought he would,” Pye said. “We thought it was a very weak case.” According to Pye, “completely coincidental to the judge’s ruling,” the development had already scheduled to begin moving dirt on Feb. 20. And even had the ruling not taken place yet, he said that still would have been the plan that was executed. “We never really stopped moving forward,” Pye said. “We had our zoning and wanted to go ahead. We felt it was time to start putting the infrastructure in.” The development still has to show adequate water, but according to Pye, 480 acre-feet of water being obtained from Aurora Water — more than what is required for the first phase of the project — has been included in the initial sketch plan, which

has already been submitted and is awaiting approval from the county. Referrals for the sketch plan were set to close on Feb. 25, he said, leaving only the preliminary and final plat filings to be dealt with before houses can start going up. Pye said he expects to see those first houses “go vertical in the first quarter of 2015.” “We are very pleased, needless to say,” he said. “We have all the water we need for build-out and we are already rocking and rolling.” In addition to its own agreement with Aurora, the development’s water provider, Dominion, also has a contract in place with Heir Water, south of Castle Rock, and is part of the WISE (Water Infrastructure and Supply Efficiency) Partnership, which will bring reusable water from Denver and Aurora into the community. The development, at build-out, is expected to include 12,050 homes spread over 3,400 acres. Plans call for 30 miles of trails, multiple parks and wildlife corridors, a multi-field athletic complex, a hospital, fire services, schools, and a town center patterned after Littleton’s historic downtown. The community also intends to keep the percentage of open space to about 37 percent of its acreage.

Another appeal in the works

Denis Larratt, vice president of the Chatfield Community Association, said he and his organization felt “that the judge missed the mark in several parts of his decision.” “We feel strongly that our case is solid, and as such we will likely file an appeal,” Larratt said. “Our concern all along has been that Sterling Ranch won’t produce a quality development, as they have continually sought approvals at substandard levels from water, to transportation and more. Worse, it appears that their partners on the Douglas Board of County Commissioners go along with anything they ask for. “... It is obvious that community groups like CCA are required to hold the county and Sterling Ranch to state law and Douglas County zoning regulations, since they won’t do it on their own.” Pye said they are not concerned with the possibility of another appeal.

Lawsuit filed against state over gay marriage Ban denies samesex couples `equal protection,’ suit says By Vic Vela

vvela@coloradocommunitymedia.com Blasting Colorado’s gay marriage ban as a law that creates “two classes of citizens,” a group of nine gay couples have filed a lawsuit against the state that could pave the way toward samesex marriage here. The lawsuit was filed in

Denver District Court on Feb. 19 and it alleges that a 2006 voter-backed referendum banning gay marriage denies same-sex couples “equal protection, due process and basic fairness,” which violates the U.S. Constitution. “Colorado’s exclusion of same-sex couples from the institution of marriage has adversely impacted the plaintiffs and other Colorado same-sex couples in real and significant ways,” the lawsuit reads. Nine couples who reside in different parts of the state

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are listed as plaintiffs in the lawsuit. They include a former Arvada police officer who lives with her partner of more than three years and their 5-year-old son; a Littleton couple who were the first couple to be issued a civil union in Arapahoe County last year; and a Lone Tree couple of 12 years who recently married in Washington state because they could not do so here. “The situations faced by these couples are similar to those faced by many other same-sex couples in Colorado who are denied the basic rights, privileges and protections of marriage for themselves and their children,” the lawsuit states. Eight years ago, Colorado voters through Amend-

ment 43 changed the state’s Constitution to define marriage between a man and a woman. But a lot has happened since that time. As of this month, 17 states have legalized samesex marriage. And just last year, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down key provisions of the Defense of Marriage Act, which denied gay couples federal benefits that heterosexual couples enjoy. Most recently, challenges to same-sex marriage bans in Utah and Oklahoma have been brought before the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver. Last year, the Legislature created civil unions in Colorado. But the lawsuit states

that the new protections don’t go far enough. “Like many other couples with a life-long commitment, the unmarried plaintiffs are spouses in every sense, except that Colorado law will not allow them to marry, instead only offering them the second-class and unequal options of civil unions,” the lawsuit states. Gay lawmakers agreed. “We made progress with civil unions last year, but obviously that’s not enough,” said Rep. Dominick Moreno, D-Commerce City, who is gay. “That still denies a lot of couples some critical federal benefits they could be getting if they were married.” House Speaker Mark Ferrandino, Colorado’s first

openly gay House speaker, said the lawsuit was “inevitable” and that public opinion on gay marriage has shifted dramatically since the Colorado ban was put in place “People have a fear of the unknown in some sense,” said Ferrandino. “So, once people start seeing samesex couples in relationships and they have friends and relatives who are in committed relationships, it’s like, ‘Well, this really hasn’t impacted me. And they’re happier, so why would I be against this?’ “The speed at which this is changing both from the public perspective and the legal perspective is faster than almost anything I’ve ever seen.”

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Aspen is for lovers Dancers from the Littleton Dance Academy will perform a preview from the academy’s “Alice in Wonderland” at “Englewood Live” on March 8 at Hampden Hall. Courtesy photo

Family entertainment `Englewood Live’ arrives in Hampden Hall By Sonya Ellingboe

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“Englewood Live” arrives in Hampden Hall with a varied menu of family entertainment, from 6-9 p.m. on March 8, organized by longtime resident Joe Fleenor, who announced the following: • 6 p.m. the Museum of Outdoor Arts indoor gallery and the ticket booth open. • The MOA will also remain open at intermission with its exhibit of “Urban Abstract,” works by Patricia Aaron and Chanaker,dler Romeo. “Extreme Ice Survey,” photos nevi-by James Balog, is in the Atrium. opin- • 6 p.m. Dances with Wool gives spinning has since put

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if you go “Englewood Live” will run from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, March 8 on the second floor of Englewood’s Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway, at Hampden Hall, the Museum of Outdoor Art’s indoor gallery and in the Atrium. Tickets: $8 for 12 and older; free 11 and under. Information: joehandymanjoe@yahoo.com. demonstrations in the atrium before the show and at intermission. • A demonstration of skills will also be offered by the Freedom Service Dogs organization, which will benefit from a portion of the evening’s proceeds. • 7 p.m. show starts, featuring: Littleton Dance Academy’s excerpts from “Alice in Wonderland.” Fairy tale ballets are a specialty with this group. • A reading of ”The Great Imaginator,” a

new play by Kevin McCarthy — one of seven short plays that comprise “Strange Stories.” It’s a tale about a wingnut inventor and his exasperated wife who go back in time to try to fix their relationship, revisiting past failures such as the kamikaze damselfly, Briefcase of Hopelessness, car alarm bazooka. McCarthy, aka Locuto, the Imaginist, is a dramatist, poet and Colorado native with several projects in progress. • Rich Hopkins, 2013 Tall Tale Champion of Toastmasters District 26, presents his winning “It’s Gotta Be the Shoes.” • Storyteller Joe Fleenor will share two stories: “A String of Pearls,” about fatherhood and “Missouri Meanderings,” about a 1,300-mile trip in 1981 on the Missouri River with four friends. • The program will close with an interview about/with Freedom Service Dogs, an Englewood-based organization.

Ola Gjeilo: a Nordic spiritual voice at Evensong

of the nse,” once ame-Classical music reaches shipsmetaphysical heights and com-By Sonya Ellingboe it’ssellingboe@coloradocommunitymedia. asn’tcom ey’re I be The “Sunrise Mass” — albeit in the evening — by Norwegian-born composer Ola h thisGjeilo (pronounced yay-lo) will be perm theformed in the sanctuary of Littleton United d theMethodist Church on March 9 as the cenasterterpiece of a one-hour Evensong Service. I’ve The service “will include times of prayer and reflection,” said David Kates, music director at the church. Kates is also a staff member at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he works with the University Singers choral group, among his teaching responsibilities. The Singers will join with UMC’s Chancel Choir to perform Gjeilo’s four-part work, accompanied by the Colorado Chamber Orchestra, a string orchestra. Gjeilo set traditional texts of the church in four movements entitled “The Spheres,” (Kyrie) “Sunrise,” (Gloria) “The City” (Credo) and “Identity and The Ground,” (Sanctus and Agnus Dei). “The progression through these movements represents a metaphysical journey from the cosmos to the earth, through human existence, to the innermost Self and, finally, to the essence of our being in Divine Love,” Kates writes. The composer, born in Norway in 1978, began study at the Julliard School in New

Travel + Leisure has placed Aspen at No. 18 in its Top 21 list of the world’s best cities for romance. Here’s what the magazine wrote: “From its snowcapped peaks to its Victorian-era main street, this Old West mountain town lures outdoors lovers with classic Rocky Mountain ambience all year round. Lovebirds can schuss down Buttermilk Mountain in winter, hike wildflower fields in spring, or take in a bevy of festivals from music to world politics all summer long. It’s rightly famous social scene? That’s available any time of year. “Don’t Miss: Snowcatting to 10,900 feet for an Alps-inspired menu and high-octane views at Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro, one of America’s most romantic restaurants (December-April).” See the entire list at www.travelandleisure.com/articles/worlds-best-cities-forromance-2014.

Coohill owner-chef heads to Iceland

Tom Coohill, chef/owner of Coohills, 1400 Wewatta St. in Denver, has been invited to compete in Iceland’s Food and Fun Festival. He has accepted and will attend. The festival takes place in Reykjavik from Feb. 26 through March 2, and includes 13 guest chefs and finest restaurants. Coohill is paired with Rub 23, a restaurant that specializes in ingredients from Icelandic fishermen and farmers and serves a wide selection of sushi. The other food element of the festival is the chef competition, which takes place on the last day. The chefs compete by creating three courses from Icelandic-only ingredients. Fellow chef, Jennifer Jasinski, a “Top Chef Masters” contender and chef/owner of Rioja (1431 Larimer St.) and other restaurants, will be serving as a judge at the festival, adding another Denver connection to the event.

Zengo celebrates 10th anniversary

The University Singers from CU Boulder will join Littleton United Methodist Church’s Chancel Choir and the Colorado Chamber Orchestra to perform “Sunrise Mass” by Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo at 7 p.m. March 9 at LUMC. Courtsey photo York in 2001. A pianist/composer, he is especially known for his choral and works works full time as a composer in New York City. He also has an interest in film, according to his online biography. Kates describes the “new and profoundly spiritual work” as one that will please people who do not like classical music because it is so moving and will also please classical music lovers because of its originality.

if you go “Sunrise Mass” by Ola Gjeilo will be performed at 7 p.m. March 9, free of charge, as part of an Evensong Service at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton. It’s possible to hear otherworldly excerpts online, or to download from iTunes. The concert is part of the ongoing Fine Arts Series concerts at the church.

Zengo, the Richard Sandoval Asian fusion restaurant at 1610 Little Raven St. in Denver, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. In honor of the milestone, chef Clint Wagneses and Sandoval will prepare a four-course prix fixe dinner with optional beverage pairings on March 5. The celebration dinner is $65 per person and reservations are necessary for this event. On March 6-9, Zengo will feature a Zen for $10 feature menu where items from the current menu and past menu, will be featured at dinner for $10, as an additional menu item. A photo contest also kicks off on Feb. 24 and runs through March 9 where guests can submit a photo on Zengo’s Facebook of what Zengo has meant to them and enter for a chance to win a trip to Cancun. For reservations and information, go to www.richardsandoval.com/zengodenver.

Liz Murray to speak at fundraiser

The first year fundraiser for Warren Village, a troubled girls sanctuary in Aurora, will be an All-Star Breakfast featuring keynote speaker Liz Murray, who will share her story “From Homeless to Harvard.” Murray has certainly had to overcome Parker continues on Page 13


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Lust, greed, murder, faith and redemption 21st Century score and strong band carry stories

IF YOU GO

By Sonya Ellingboe

sellingboe@coloradocommunitymedia.com Ignite Theatre is presenting a Regional Premiere of the musical, “See What I Wanna See” by Michael John LaChuisa, based on three short stories by Japanese short story writer Rynosuke Akutagawa (1892-1927). This is not by any means a musical in the “My Fair Lady” sense however, but what the New York Times described as a “chamber musical… with music never meant to be hummed.” Five actors/singers weave their way through three tales, which occur in medieval Japan, 1950s Manhattan and 21st century New York. The intimate studio theater at the Aurora Fox lends itself to the work, with well-planned projec-

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“See What I Wanna See,” a musical by Michael John Chiusa, plays through March 9 at the Aurora Fox, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora. Performances: 7:30 Fridays, Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $27/$19, 720-362-2697, www.ignitetheatre.org. Recommended for ages 15 and over. tions providing the settings from the great gate at Kyoto to various locations in Central Park, NYC. The final act seems most effective as a priest (Steven Burge), who has lost his faith after 9/11, creates a hoax — predicting that a miracle will occur in the park on a specified date. The concept gives distraught people something to look for. But first, we hear Japanese drumming and see two ill-fated lovers, who contemplate ending their lives. Chanel Karimhani and Brian Walker Smith carry this scene and will probably grow more comfortable with medieval Japan as a stylized location. Most of the first act is based

on a story, “In the Glen,” where a murder occurs — in 1951 Central Park, and there are three different perceptions about what happened to a couple who had just seen the new movie, “Rashomon,” which offers a similar, and wellknown, story. Karimhani and Smith connect with a shady thief, played by Daniel Langhoff and we hear an account by a janitor (Steven Burge) who happened by later. While the score and voices are not operatic, the entire script is sung, accompanied by taut, moody music. As Act II opens, a shattered priest is in the park, soon after 9/11, explaining that he is not celebrating Mass — “Bless Me Father” — and that every word in his world is missing a letter. His faith is evaporating. Karihami appears as a druggedout actress and Smith as a ragged, delusional CPA (“God doesn’t see me. Nobody listens. One day you wanna blow the world away…”) Langhoff is a reporter sent out

Steven Burge, playing an uneasy priest, meets disturbed CPA, portrayed by Brian Walker Smith in Ignite Theatre Company’s “See What I Wanna’ See” as they await a miracle in Central Park. Courtesy photo to view the miracle. The strong addition to this act is the priest’s Aunt Monica (Lisa Mumpton) a militant left-winged non-believer who sings a great “Glory Day.” “See What I Wanna See” is interesting theater, with the dark-

ness of a Sondheim production and poetic lines. The staging and presentation, directed by the talented Robert Michael Sanders still has some rough edges, but we commend Ignite and Sanders for delivering an imaginative, thought-provoking evening.

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A life in arts leads to service at the museum Joy of volunteering, sharing history drive Littleton’s Jacquie Kitzelman By Sonya Ellingboe

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On March 4, three area women who have dedicated untold hours to the Denver Art Museum will be honored with the Cile Bach Award at the Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees. They are: Jacquie Kitzelman, Littleton; Elizabeth Clarke, Castle Pines; ntral and Muriel Brainerd, Lakewood. Cile Bach, wife of early director Otto Bach, is considered the “Mother” of museum volunteers and the award has been given in her name since 1978. She helped organize children’s programming in 1945 and was hired to the staff in 1946, where she used her experience as a professional journalist to connect with schools, press and radio. The couple concentrated on building a strong group of volunteers. The South Wing was named for them in 1977. Docent Jacquie Kitzelman remembers an early entry into the arts world — as Raggedy Ann at age 5. Her mother was a music teacher and her father was in arts. She has been in that world since; as a Theatre, Communications and English major at the University of Nebraska, then performing,

Elizabeth Clarke (Castle Pines), Muriel Brainard (Lakewood) and Jacquie Kitzelman (Littleton) are the 2014 winners of the annual Cile Bach Awards for outstanding service to the Denver Art Museum. Courtesy photo teaching and in management. For 11 years, since retiring, she has been a docent at the Denver Art Museum and is currently one of 73 active docents. There are 52 new ones in the lengthy training program, she says. There are four groups of volunteers at the museum: The Flower Coun-

cil, greeters, education and the shop. Training for the docents who lead tours for museum visitors is extensive, with reading, discussion and lectures by the expert staff. For each new exhibit, the educators hear several lectures and walk through the show with curators and sometimes artists,

before they are ready to conduct tours. She said there has generally been a new class every five years, but it may change to every two years due to increased exhibits and numbers of museum visitors, which include thousands of children. She said “My eyes light up when I hear a kid say `I don’t want to leave here!’” Kitzelman also serves as a mentor for provisional docents on Monday mornings. “We have homework in collections, design tours, special papers… It’s a major commitment, like a college course,” she said. “It’s really been a joy. The museum treats its volunteers so well. I’ll stay as long as I can walk out of here with a smile on my face.” People interested in volunteering should contact Meg Morris-Aabakken, she suggests, at mmorris@denverartmuseum.org. Elizabeth Clarke, who started as a skier in New Zealand, is chair of the DAM Flower Council, which is responsible for elegant arrangements such as the rose arrangements for the Yves Saint Laurent dinner, honoring special guests from France. She is also active on the Shop Council. Muriel Brainerd grew up in small town outside Minneapolis and prepared to be a teacher. While principal of a Jefferson County elementary school in 1979, she joined the DAM as a volunteer in the shop. When she retired in 1992, she trained teachers for Colorado Christian University, as well as volunteering at the museum.

curtain time Irish playwright’s `Beauty Queen’

“Beauty Queen of Leenane” by Martin McDonagh will play Feb. 28 to March 30 at The Edge Theatre, 1560 Teller St., Lakewood. Michael Stricker is director. Performances: 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 6 p.m. Sundays (No show March 16) Industry Night: 8 p.m. March 17. Tickets: $20 in advance, $22 at the door, www.theedgetheater.com, 303-232-0363.

The Jury is in

“Twelve Angry Men” by Reginald Rose will play from March 7-30 at Cherry Creek Theatre, at Shaver Ramsey Gallery, 2414 E. 3rd Ave., Denver. Bernie Cardell is director.

Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 6:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: 303-8006578, www.cherrycreektheatre.org.

`Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy’ and more…

“Sisters of Swing: The Story of the Andrews Sisters” plays March 7 to May 11 at Boulder’s Dinner Theatre, 5501 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, with the musical story of LaVerne, Maxine and Patty told through 20 hit songs. Performances: Wednesdays through Sundays. Tickets and information: 303-449-6000, www.bouldersdinnertheatre.com.

Five Points traditions

“Five Points Wrapped Around My Soul” is a musical history of acapella in the 50s, 60s and 70s in Denver’s Five Points neighborhood. It’s an original production created by the Source Theater Company, directed by Jimmy Walker, presented through March 8 at Su Teatro, 721 Santa Fe Dr., Denver. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: 720-238-1323, www.thesourcedenver.org.

`In the Mood’ and more…

“Swing,” conceived by Paul Kelly and originally directed and choreographed by Lynne Taylor-Corbet, a Littleton High School graduate, plays through March 23

at Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main St., Littleton. Matthew D. Peters is director and a live band directed by Donna Debreceni will also perform. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays and March 8; 6:30 p.m. on March 2. Tickets: $20-$40, 303-794-2787, ext. 5, www.townhallartscenter.com.

Stories on Stage

“Nothing is Trash” brings out members of Buntport Theater Company to tell stories at Stories on Stage, at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. on March 8 at Su Teatro, 721 Santa Fe Dr., Denver. Tickets: $28/$15, 303-4940523, www.storiesonstage.org.

things to do 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. Through FEB. 28  ArT ExhIBIT The Paint Box Guild of

Littleton will have an exhibit from Jan. 9 to Feb. 28 at Highlands Ranch Library, 9292 Ridgeline Blvd. Media included are oil, watercolor, pastel and mixed.  Library hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

MArch 4 TrAvEl grouP forming Energetic sin-

gles and couples welcomed, ages 40 and up. Based on my 10 years’ experience

planning group tours, I feel that travel is more enjoyable when shared.  I love exploring Europe, think Boston and the coast of Maine would be fun, and want to experience the southern hospitality of Charleston, S.C. If you are interested in exploring group travel, meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 4 at the Highlands Ranch Library, Kuni Lexus Study Room, to share your travel dreams, then together we can plan something exciting. RSVP at 303-956-2737. The library is at 9292 Ridgeline Blvd.

MArch 5, March 12, March 19 nuTrITIon clASS. Free Heart Health nutrition classes and cooking demonstrations are offered from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 26 (Sugar, Fat, Salt); March 5 (Brain Food); March 12 (The Protein Prescription); March 19 (After Winter Detox); and March 26 (Coconut Oil) at

the South Denver Heart Center, 1000 Southpark Drive, Littleton. Join Richard Collins, M.D., “The Cooking Cardiologist,” along with Susan Buckley, RD, CDE, as they share their expertise on Heart Healthy nutrition and cooking solutions. For more information or to register, call 303-744-1065, www.southdenver.com.

MArch 8 WIldlIFE InvESTIgATIon Identify

the different animals that roam Hudson Gardens at night by searching for clues such as tracks and scat Nature Discovery Day from 10 a.m. to noon March 8. During our adventure we’ll discover which animals are on the hunt, which animals soar high above Hudson Gardens, and which animals are still asleep for the winter. Before heading home, children will have a chance to dissect a real owl pellet. Cost is $6 (member), $7 (non

member) for age 5-10. Children must be accompanied by an adult, which costs $1.50 member and $2 non member. Space is limited and registration is required. Call the Education Department at 303-797-8565 ext. 306 or visit shop. hudsongardens.org to register. Hudson Garden & Event Center is at 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton.

MArch 10 Blood drIvE Kiwanis of Columbine Community Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 10 in Beil Hall at Columbine United Church, 6375 S. Platte Canyon Road, Littleton. For more information or to schedule an appointment contact the Bonfils’ Appointment Center at (303) 363-2300 or www.bonfils.org. MArch 11 druM cIrclE Join people of all

levels of musical expertise to share your rhythmical spirit in an oasis of beauty at a community drum circle from 6-8 p.m. March 11 at Hudson Gardens. No drumming expertise is necessary. All ages and abilities are welcome to attend this family-friendly event. This guided session will include basic and traditional rhythms, guided imagery, and freestyle. Registration is $1 per person at the door,

cash only. Registrations are required, contact 303bob5280@ comcast.net. When registering, indicate whether you will need to borrow percussion or if you will be providing your own. Loaned equipment is available on a first-come, first-served basis for a rental fee of $3/ person. Hudson Garden & Event Center is at 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. 

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adversity and has had a journey similar to many residents of Warren Village. The breakfast fundraiser begins at 7:30 a.m. March 13 at the Marriott Denver City Center, 1701 California St. Radio super star Gloria Neal will emcee. (Love my Glo!). Sponsorships are still available for this most important fundraiser in

support of Warren Village. Successfully breaking the cycle of homelessness for single parent families, Warren Village will celebrate its 40th Anniversary Sept. 13. Details to come. To become a sponsor, contact: Keisha Myco at kmyco@warrenvillage.org.

Seen and heard

Eavesdropping on two people: “Oh so you like jazz? Name three of your favorites.” “That’s easy, Miles Davis, Lance Armstrong and The Loneliest Monk.” “You mean Lance

`Satchmo’ Armstrong?” “Well duh!” “And the Loneliest Monk, you mean Thelonious Monk?” “No, he goes by the Loneliest Monk.” Penny Parker’s “Mile High Life” column gives insights into the best events, restaurants, businesses, parties and people throughout the metro area. Parker also writes for Blacktie-Colorado.com. You can subscribe and read her columns (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) at www.blacktie-colorado. com/pennyparker. She can be reached at penny@blacktie-llc.com or at 303619-5209.

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Paintings, books, stars and more at 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton. A bird walk will take place from 8 to 10 a.m. (limited to 50 birders, ages 10 and older, so please preregister). At 10 a.m. return to the museum to learn about attracting birds to your yard, and follow that with an 11 a.m. talk about photographing birds. The program is free, but a donation of $5 is suggested. 303-7953950.

Party with the stars at ACC

A drawing of “Coors Field-1st Base” by artist Elayne Moseley represents her new series, “Architecture Lingua,” which focuses on how we, as viewers, are affected by abstract consideration of architectural detail or structure. Five prints by Moseley of iconic Denver landmarks will be featured through March 21 at Hilliard Moore’s Great Western Art Gallery, 1455 Curtis St., Denver. A reception is planned from 5 to 8 p.m. March 7. Call 303-396-2787 for more information.

Join ACC Astronomy Professor Jennifer Jones for a Star Party at 8 to 10 p.m. March 7 on the West Lawn at Arapahoe Community College, 5900 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton. Dress for the outdoor weather. ACC will provide a telescope. Free and open to the public, no RSVP needed. For information: Jennifer. jones@arapahoe.edu, 303-797-5839.

Modern Masters

Pesky critters

The Littleton Garden Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. March 5 at the lunchroom in the Littleton Public Schools administration building, 5776 S. Crocker St., Littleton. Social time is at 6 p.m. Enter on the south side. Guests and prospective members welcome. The topic will be “Pest Management.”

“Coors Field-First Base” is an architecture-related drawing by Elayne Moseley, exhibited at Great Western Art Gallery, Denver. Courtesy photo

That Demon Barber

Rock Canyon High School’s Thespians will present the school edition of “Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street” by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler, adapted by Christopher Bond (less violent/bloody than the movie — suitable for 11 and up.) Logan Schafer plays Todd and Meredith Ham is Mrs. Lovett, with a large supporting student cast. Performances: 7 p.m. March 5-8 at the school theater, 5810 MacArthur Ranch Rd., Highlands Ranch. Tickets: $10/$8 at the door or in advance at www.showtix4u.com.

Sullivan — in the Kevin Kline/Linda Ronstadt Broadway version — will play Feb. 28 to March 2 at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 8817 S. Broadway in Highlands Ranch. Performances: 7 p.m. Feb. 28 March 1; 2 p.m. March 2. Tickets at the door: $10/$5. Proceeds from St. Luke’s productions benefit local and international charities. “Pirates of Penzance” proceeds will benefit construction of a school in Guatemala, according to music director James Ramsey.

And Pirates…

A century in Rocky Mountain National Park

“Pirates of Penzance” by Gilbert and

Castle Rock author Mary Taylor Young

has just published her book, “Rocky Mountain National Park: the First 100 Years,” and will meet readers and sign books at 6:30 p.m. March 7 at the Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock. Young has written a number of books about nature in Colorado. Call 303-791-7323 for information.

Birding 101 at the Museum

The Littleton Museum will collaborate with the Audubon Society of Greater Denver starting at 8 a.m. March 8, to study the many varieties of birds that find a perch, or a home, on the museum’s wooded grounds

“Picasso to Pollack: 20th Century Icons from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery “opens March 2 at the Denver Art Museum, with a related exhibit: “1959” at the Clyfford Still Museum next door. A timed and dated ticket is required for combined general admission to the DAM and Still Museum, www. denverartmuseum.org, 720-913-0130 or onsite. (More on this next week.)

From Page to Stage…

“So I Wrote It—Now, What Do I Do?” The Arapahoe Community College Writers Studio will host a public workshop at 4 p.m. March 6 in Room 3750, Main Campus, to discuss the next step with written works. Colleen Hubbard, writer, film writer, playwright, will talk about her plays, including “The Contents of Her Purse.” Anthony Powell, Artistic Director of Stories on Stage, former actor, director will speak about actors reading prose pieces and how it differs from theatrical performance. Nancy Stohlman, fiction writer, singer and author of the Flash-Bomb Reading Series, will talk about adapting your work for the stage. Pam Roth O’Mara will talk about improve and her ThumbPrintPlays. Refreshments served. Admission is free.

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Cherry Creek’s Zach Finesilver works to put his Arvada West opponent Jimmy Rothwell on his back during the 138-pound championship match at the Feb. 22 Class 5A State Wrestling Tournament Finals. Finesilver, a senior, won the match 10-4. Photos by Tom Munds

Bruins, Warriors Win medals Cherry Creek, Arapahoe wrestlers place at Class 5A state tournament By Tom Munds

tmunds@coloradocommunitymedia. com Cherry Creek and Arapahoe wrestlers took their places on the awards stands at the Feb. 22 finals of the Class 5A State Wrestling Tournament. A trio of Bruins won medals. Matt Finesilver finished second at 113 pounds, while his two older brothers won championships with Mitch winning the 126-pound title and Zach winning the 138-pound crown. Two Warriors took home medals as Jaylen Mosqueria took runner-up honors at 180 pounds and John Daniel battled back through the consolation bracket to take the fifth-place medal at 126 pounds. Arvada West won the team title with 179 points. Pomona was second with 92 points, while Ponderosa finished third with 88 points.

Fine with gold and silver

There were two sets of Finesilver twins wrestling for the Bruins in the tournament. Josh Finesilver did not place at 106 pounds, but he did win one match and his three brothers all went to the finals, helping Cherry Creek to score 81.5 points and finish fourth in the team standings. Arapahoe placed 17th with 30 points. Steve Finesilver, father of the Bruin wrestlers, was in the stands for the tournament. “I am excited for all four of my sons,” he said prior to the championship round. “It has been a dream of theirs to be together in the state tournament at the Pepsi Center. It is amazing they are all here.” He smiled and said he planned to be cheering as hard as possible when each of his three sons battling for championships took the mat. Mitch Finesilver squared off against Jess Hankin of Coronado for the 126-pound state championship. It was a match between two wrestlers who had met numerous times before. This time Finesilver won the match and championship, 1-0. “It was a challenge. He was explosive

and we knew each other well so it was really hard to get an advantage,” the Cherry Creek senior said. “I was happy to get the win but all the hard work that went into my wrestling career plus the great relationships I had with my teammates and my coaches meant more to me that the medal.” The victory marks Finesilver’s second state title. Last year he won at 120 pounds. “I went into the match like I hadn’t won anything before tonight,” he said. “Each year is different and every match is different. Winning a championship last year doesn’t help you this year.” After graduation, Mitch Finesilber is going to Duke University. He said the Duke coaches want him to get bigger and stronger and he is fine with that request. Joining him on the center of a podium, Zack Finesilver won the 138-pound championship match over Jimmy Rothwell of Arvada West 10-4. “This championship was a long time coming and I visualized this win until it finally happened tonight,” he said. “Rothwell was a good opponent and was fun to wrestle.” He said he felt awesome to represent the legacy of Cherry Creek wrestling, all his coaches and all his teammates for four years. “I also am proud to represent my family,” he said. “All four years were awesome and this year everything came together and I won a state championship which has been my goal all four years.” Similar to his brother, he has accepted a scholarship to wrestle for Duke University.

Arapahoe’s best finishes

Arapahoe’s 126-pounder John Daniel works to score points against his opponent in the battle for fifth place at the Feb. 22 Class 5A State Wrestling Tournament Finals at the Pepsi Center. Daniel scored a 3-1 decision to win fifth place in his weight class.

Arapahoe senior Jaylen Mosqueira, in his fourth and final year with the team, took some time before talking about finishing second at 180 pounds. “It’s good to finish second but it isn’t the championship and I wanted to win the championship,” he said. “It was a tough match but I feel I could have wrestled better. “This has been a great experience. The coaches have been great. They worked with each wrestler helping us to improve our skills. It also has been great to be part

south metro Wrestlers on the podium Wrestlers from south metro schools who placed in the top six of the Class 5A state wrestling tournament Feb. 20-22 at the Pepsi Center include:

113 pounds: 2. Matt Finesilver, Cherry Creek; 4. Hayden Karren, Ponderosa; 5. Frank Martinez, Chaparral 126 pounds: 1. Mitch Finesilver, Cherry Creek; 5. John Daniel, Arapahoe 132 pounds: 4. Devin House, Ponderosa 138 pounds: 1. Zach Finesilver, Cherry Creek 145 pounds: 2. Torry Williams, Ponderosa 170 pounds: 2. Dylan Formby, Mountain Vista; 3. Kaleb Geiger, Castle View 182 pounds: 1. Dylan Gabel, Ponderosa; 2. Jaylen Mosqueira, Arapahoe

285 pounds: 2. Dane Drimmer, Chaparral; 5. Blake Jacobs, ThunderRidge

of the Warrior team where everyone supports and cheers on everyone else.” He said after graduation he hopes to go to college to play football. “Wrestling helped me be a better football player,” he said. “It helps physically plus it helps mentally for times like these.” Warrior John Daniel lost his opening match, but won four of five consolation bracket matches to finish fifth at 126 pounds by scoring a 3-1 decision over Zack Martinez of Mountain Range. “It was a tough match and I knew I needed the point I got when I escaped right at the end of the second period,” he said after his fifth-place match. “I am a junior so I have another opportunity to come back and do better at the state tournament next year.” He said he began wrestling in eighth grade and loves the sport. “I don’t play any other high school sport,” he said. “In the spring, I wrestle freestyle and in the fall I wrestle with my club team. Wrestling is my sport. Between now and next high school season, I am going to work to improve my wrestling techniques, particularly my doubleleg takedown.”


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Valor hopes to use loss in its favor Eagles enter Class 4A tourney as No. 1 seed, despite defeat By Jim Benton

jbenton@coloradocommunitymedia. com Valor Christian may have had its 10game winning streak snapped by Rangeview Feb. 20 but the Eagles are hoping the loss will help the Eagles prepare for the Class 4A state boys basketball playoffs. “I would hope the loss will help,” said Valor coach Ronnie DeGray. “It’s always tough to lose. It’s a tough pill to swallow. At the same time we have to use that as a positive for us. We had been on a nice little streak and played some good teams. Rangeview was by far the best team we’ve

played in a long time.” Rangeview, ranked seventh in the CHSAANow.com Class 5A poll, used a scoring spurt late in the third and start of the fourth quarter to hand Valor, the topranked Class 4A team, an 83-76 setback in the Eagles gym. During its 10-game victory skein, Valor had defeated the opposition by an average of 19.8 points a game but Rangeview shot 60 percent for the game including 9-of-18 from 3-point range to hand the Eagles a rare defeat. Valor was ahead 49-46 with 1:57 remaining in the third quarter when Rangeview went on a 16-2 run to grab an 11-point lead. The Eagles scored once, missed four shots and turned the ball over three times in eight possessions during their 5:08 drought. “We talked about it coming out of half-

Bruins advance to Frozen Four Golden Eagles, Heritage bounced from state hockey tourney Staff report Cherry Creek’s consolidated hockey team will be playing in the Frozen Four but has a tough assignment ahead in its semifinal game. The Bruins (17-3-1) beat Pine Creek, 6-2, and toppled LewisPalmer, 5-3, in first- and secondround playoff games, played Feb. 21-22 at the Colorado Sports Center in Monument, where Lewis-Palmer plays its home games. Creek will face unbeaten and defending state champion Ralston Valley (21-0) in a 6 p.m. semifinal game Feb. 28 at the Denver Coliseum. It will be a chance for the Bruins to avenge a 3-0 loss to Ralston

Valley on Jan. 4. Ryan Worley scored two goals in the win over Lewis-Palmer and had an assist in the victory over Pine Creek, while Jackson Ross scored twice for the Bruins in the firstround triumph over Pine Creek. Creek used two goalies in the playoff wins with Aaron Jatana making 32 saves against Pine Creek and Quinton Reynolds stopping 21 shots in the victory over LewisPalmer. Mountain Vista, which whipped Resurrection Christian 8-0 in a firstround game, saw its season end with a 3-1 setback to Regis Jesuit in the second round. The Golden Eagles finished the season with a 19-2 record. Their only other loss came to unbeaten Ralston Valley. Heritage (11-9) was eliminated with a 3-0 first-round loss to Columbine.

time,” said DeGray. “All good teams make a run. We had to sustain their run. For the most part we didn’t. We had good looks. Sometimes the ball just doesn’t fall in your favor.” Chase Foster, Valor’s 6-foot-5 senior who is bound for San Francisco on a basketball scholarship, led the Eagles with 25 points. “Foster is doing an awesome job,” confessed DeGray. “That’s why he’s one of the top players in the state. He shows up every night. He’s a great ball player.” Christian McCaffrey, the senior running back who was chosen as Colorado Community Media’s South Metro Offensive player of the year on the gridiron, added 19 points for Valor and scored on a couple highlight reel layups. “He has improved as a basketball play-

er,” said DeGray. “Christian is an unbelievable competitor. He’s one of the hardest working kids that I’ve ever seen. He wants to get better. He’s so coachable. “He had a bad ankle injury last year that sidelined him for pretty much the whole season. This year he’s in basketball form. He’s been sick with a stomach virus the past two days and I didn’t know if he was going to be able to play against Rangeview. He said, `coach I’m ready.’’’ Garrett Baggett finished with 15 points for the Eagles while Keegan Wynja had 10. Valor (19-4) drew a top seed in the 4A playoffs and will host the Mountain ViewPonderosa winner Feb. 28. The Eagles were the state runner-up a year ago, losing to Lewis-Palmer in the state championship game.

Prep sports Scoreboard ARAPAHOE HIGH SCHOOL

HERITAGE HIGH SCHOOL

Girls basketball

Boys basketball

Arapahoe 69, Cherokee Trail 55 Both Maria Haas and Amanda Cadorette scored 15 points each followed by 14 points from Jennah Knafelc with 14 points. Paige Husa scored 12 points. Mikaela Moore had 11 rebounds and four steals. Haas had five rebounds and Cadorette had four. Knafelc had four assists and four steals. Both Knafelc and Moore had three blocks each.

Heritage 53, Littleton 45 Tom Skufca scored 23 points for the Eagles in a win against Littleton. Jack Peck scored nine points and Eric Lawson scored six points. Skufca had 13 rebounds and five assists and Peck had five rebounds. The Eagles went 10 for 15 at the free throw line including Skufca going 7 for 8. Heritage 64, Rock Canyon 70

Tomas Ornelas scored 16 points for the Eagles and Tom Skufca scored 14 points. Jack Peck scored 11 points followed by nine points from Eric Lawson. Heritage had eight 3-pointers including three from Ornelas. Both Ethan McCauley and Skufca had five rebounds. Dalton Lundberg had four rebounds and Skufca had three assists.

UPCOMING GAMES Boys basketball WEDNESDAY TBA - Heritage @ Arvada West (District Tournament)

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February 27, 2014

r It’s ‘more than a drum circle’ Percussion enthusiasts at Crest meet weekly

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thathgarcia@coloradocommunitymedia. wholecom orm. past On any given Thursday, a steady drumgoingbeat can be heard around the main offices w. Heat the Wind Crest retirement community. It’s not an Apache war tribe, but the ointssources of those rhythmic sounds have 10. certainly conquered an upstairs recreation e 4Aroom. View- Residents get together for a weekly drum werecircle on Thursday afternoons. And while it ng tomay get a little loud, there is no shortage of nshipfun. “What happens in drum circle stays in drum circle,” resident Mary Tomulet said. “We can get pretty wild.” On this particular Thursday, they beat their bongos and drums along with song selections ranging from Johnny Cash to Apache music. Sometimes they sing along and sometimes they dance. “Sometimes they ask us to play at events or the here at Wind Crest,” Tomulet said, adding points. that the group of merry drummers has also

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taken trips to Pow Wows. “So, we’ve been on the road,” she joked. Many of the members have been drumming with the circle since it formed in 2010, and the activity is equal parts socialization and therapy. Drawing on ancient native techniques, studies show that drumming can help treat a number of afflictions, ranging from stress relief and trauma release to chronic pain and high blood pressure. During one session, the group had a nurse come in to take their blood pressure to compare before and after the activity. After an hour of drumming, Tomulet said those numbers dropped “substantially.” This collective of percussion enthusiasts take pride in their drums, some with handpainted covers and unique materials. “A lot of these are handmade. I got this one in Taos Pueblo, New Mexico,” Peter DeBlois said, showing off the elk-hide surface of his instrument. At the end of the day, the group is “more than just a drum circle,” resident Marta Garay said. “It’s a circle of care and compassion. There’s a lot of camaraderie,” Garay said. “We never know when a good laugh will come or from where.”

Dick Queirolo, Peter DeBlois, Marta Garay and Pat Struzeski tap along to an Apache honoring song Feb. 20 as part of the Wind Crest weekly drum circle. Photo by Hannah Garcia

Woman thrives with experimental cancer drug Ellen Smith is a `pioneer’ in clinical trials By George Lurie

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glurie@coloradocommunitymedia. t Tour-com In March 2008, Willow Creek resident Ellen Smith developed a nasty cough. “My doctor treated it as pneumonia but it just wouldn’t go away,” Smith says. “Finally, he sent me to the emergency room, where they discovered a large mass on one of my lungs. I never was a smoker so it was a big shock.” After Smith had a lung removed in August 2008 and then spent the following year battling lung cancer, her doctor told her the disease had progressed to Stage 4 and nothing more could be done. “It was a death sentence,” says Smith, 64, a former Douglas County kindergarten teacher. “But my family and I just didn’t accept it.” So Smith sought a second opinion, making an appointment at the Anschutz Medical Campus of the University of Colorado Hospital’s Cancer Center. She had heard doctors there were doing clinical trials on an experimental lung cancer drug. Made by the drug company Pfizer, the experimental drug, Crizotinib, was somewhat controversial when it was introduced in 2009, in part because of its cost — nearly $10,000 for a month’s worth of treatment. In June 2009, Smith was accepted into the CU Center’s program and became one of the first people in the world to receive the experimental drug. “It was exciting, but it was also frightening,” Smith says. “There were no precedents.” Almost immediately after starting the drug regimen, Smith began to feel better. While the Crizotinib did have a number of side effects, it kept her cancer in remission for two years. Smith took full advantage of her new lease on life: She got married again, watched her daughter get married, traveled with her husband to Europe and welcomed three new grandchildren to the world. “I’ve had a fantastic support system,” she says. “There’s a reason I need to be here. There’s a lot to live for.” Smith’s remarkable story of survival is inspiring — and encompasses many “firsts in the world of lung cancer research,” said Dr. Ross Camidge, director of the lung cancer program at the University of Colorado and Smith’s oncologist.

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12/4/13, at the East Hearing Room, County Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado,, to the highest and best bidder for cash, the real property described above. An overbid was realized from the sale and, unless the funds are claimed by the owner or other persons entitled thereto within five years from the date of sale, the funds due to you will be transferred to the general fund of the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado, or to the State Treasurer as part of the "Unclaimed Property Act", pursuant to Colorado law. First Publication: 2/27/14 Last Publication: 3/27/14 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent Date: 2/4/14 Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee ©Public Trustees' Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012

the County of Arapahoe records. Original Grantor(s): Erika Brainard Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., acting solely as nominee for WR STARKEY MORTGAGE, L.L.P. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: Nationstar Mortgage LLC Date of Deed of Trust: August 06, 2009 County of Recording: Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust: August 10, 2009 Recording Information (Reception Number): B9086649 Original Principal Amount: $245,471.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $239,708.42 Pursuant to CRS §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 thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property to be foreclosed is: LOT 29, BLOCK 2, ARAPAHOE HIGHLANDS, FILING NO. ONE, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 1710 East Jamison Place, Centennial, CO 80122. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST.

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Public Trustees Public Notice COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1614-2013 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On November 26, 2013, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Arapahoe records. Original Grantor(s): CRAIG S. HAYNES AND LISA K. HAYNES Original Beneficiary(ies): BENEFICIAL MORTGAGE CO. OF COLORADO Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: BENEFICIAL FINANCIAL I INC. Date of Deed of Trust: November 15, 2004 County of Recording: Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust: November 18, 2004 Recording Information (Reception Number): B4201361 Original Principal Amount $368,419.60 Outstanding Principal Balance $322,686.36 Pursuant to CRS §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 thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property to be foreclosed is: LOT 133, LIBERTY HILL II, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. TAX MAP OR PARCEL ID NO.: 1880432 Also known by street and number as: 7018 SOUTH GRAPE WAY, CENTENNIAL, CO 80122. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 03/26/2014, at the East Hearing Room, County Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado,, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the 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 issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 1/30/2014 Last Publication: 2/27/2014 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent ● 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; DATE: 11/26/2013 Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: Holly L. Decker #32647 Toni M.N. Dale #30580 Medved Dale Decker & Deere, LLC 355 Union Blvd., Suite 302, Lakewood, CO 80228 (303) 274-0155 Attorney File # 13-913-25535 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. ©Public Trustees' Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Legal Notice NO.: 1614-2013 First Publication: 1/30/2014 Last Publication: 2/27/2014 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent Public Notice NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED OVERBID FUNDS CRS 38-38-111(2.5b)(3a,b,d)(5) PUBLIC TRUSTEE SALE NO. 0808-2013 To: Record Owner of the property as of the recording of the Notice of Election and Demand or other person entitled. You are advised that there are overbid funds due you. This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust and Notice of Election and Demand: Name of Record Owner as evidenced on the Notice of Election and Demand or other person entitled: Olivia L Baker Address of Record Owner as evidenced on the recorded instrument evidencing the owner's interest: 8003 E Hinsdale Place, Centennial, CO 80112 Recording Date of Deed of Trust: November 30, 2006 Recording Information: B6168412 Recording Date of Notice of Election and Demand: May 15, 2013 Recording Information of Notice of Election and Demand: D3060235 Legal Description of Property: LOT 16, BLOCK 56, WALNUT HILLS FILING NO. 7, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO Street Address of Property: 8003 E Hinsdale Place, Centennial, CO 80112 NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED OVERBID FUNDS I sold at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on 12/4/13, at the East Hearing Room, County Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado,, to the highest and best bidder for cash, the real property described above. An overbid was realized from the sale and, unless the funds are claimed by the owner or other persons entitled thereto within five years from the date of sale, the funds due to you will be transferred to the general fund of the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado, or to the State Treasurer as part of the "Unclaimed Property Act", pursuant to Colorado law. First Publication: 2/27/14 Last Publication: 3/27/14 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent Date: 2/4/14 Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee ©Public Trustees' Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Legal Notice NO.: 0808-2013 First Publication: 2/27/14 Last Publication: 3/27/14

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Legal Notice NO.: 0808-2013 First Publication: 2/27/14 Last Publication: 3/27/14 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent Public Notice COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1655-2013 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On December 17, 2013, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Arapahoe records. Original Grantor(s): Steven P Sanner Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. acting solely as nominee for Franklin American Mortgage Company Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: Wells Fargo Bank, NA Date of Deed of Trust: July 07, 2003 County of Recording: Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust: July 18, 2003 Recording Information (Reception Number): B3155345 Original Principal Amount: $97,285.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $81,732.22 Pursuant to CRS §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 thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property to be foreclosed is: SEE EXHIBIT A ATTACHED HERETO AND INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE Also known by street and number as: 209 East Highline Circle #201, Littleton, CO 80122. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 04/16/2014, at the East Hearing Room, County Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado,, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the 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 issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 2/20/2014 Last Publication: 3/20/2014 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent ● 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; DATE: 12/17/2013 Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: Robert J. Aronowitz, Esq. #5673 Lisa Cancanon #42043 Emily Jensik #31294 Joan Olson, Esq. #28078 Jennifer H. Trachte #40391 Monica Kadrmas #34904 Catherine A. Hildreth #40975 Aronowitz & Mecklenburg, LLP 1199 Bannock St., Denver, CO 80204 (303) 8131177 Attorney File # 9105.06205 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. ©Public Trustees' Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 1655-2013 EXHIBIT A CONDOMINIUM UNIT NO. 209-201, HIGHLINE MEADOWS CONDOMINIUMS, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE DECLARATION RECORDED OCTOBER 25, 1978 IN BOOK 2873 AT PAGE 367 AND CONDOMINIUM MAP RECORDED OCTOBER 25, 1978 AS RECEPTION NO. 1786266, BOOK 36 AT PAGES 31 AND 32 OF THE COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE RECORDS, TOGETHER WITH THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE THE FOLLOWING COMMON ELEMENTS: PARKING SPACE 555C, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. Legal Notice NO.: 1655-2013 First Publication: 2/20/2014 Last Publication: 3/20/2014 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent Public Notice COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1659-2013 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On December 18, 2013, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Arapahoe records. Original Grantor(s): Erika Brainard Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., acting solely as nominee for WR STARKEY MORTGAGE, L.L.P. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: Nationstar Mortgage LLC Date of Deed of Trust: August 06, 2009 County of Recording: Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust: August 10, 2009 Recording Information (Reception Number): B9086649 Original Principal Amount: $245,471.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $239,708.42 Pursuant to CRS §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 thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN.

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NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 04/16/2014, at the East Hearing Room, County Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado,, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the 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 issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 2/20/2014 Last Publication: 3/20/2014 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent ● 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; DATE: 12/18/2013 Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: Robert J. Aronowitz, Esq. #5673 Lisa Cancanon #42043 Emily Jensik #31294 Joan Olson, Esq. #28078 Jennifer H. Trachte #40391 Monica Kadrmas #34904 Catherine A. Hildreth #40975 Aronowitz & Mecklenburg, LLP 1199 Bannock St., Denver, CO 80204 (303) 8131177 Attorney File # 9696.03325 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. ©Public Trustees' Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Legal Notice NO.: 1659-2013 First Publication: 2/20/2014 Last Publication: 3/20/2014 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent Public Notice COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1680-2013 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On December 27, 2013, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Arapahoe records. Original Grantor(s): Gerald M. Conklin and Ellen A. Conklin Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for WR Starkey Mortgage, L.L.P. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: Wells Fargo Bank, NA Date of Deed of Trust: March 14, 2003 County of Recording: Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust: March 21, 2003 Recording Information (Reception Number): B3059064 Original Principal Amount: $216,326.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $204,442.00 Pursuant to CRS §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 thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property to be foreclosed is: SEE EXHIBIT A ATTACHED HERETO AND INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE Also known by street and number as: 2945-I West Riverwalk Circle, Littleton, CO 80123. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 04/23/2014, at the East Hearing Room, County Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado,, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the 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 issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 2/27/2014 Last Publication: 3/27/2014 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent ● 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; DATE: 12/27/2013 Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: Caren Jacobs Castle #11790 Deanna L. Westfall #23449 Jennifer Griest #34830 Britney Beall-Eder #34935 Kimberly L. Martinez #40351 Reagan Larkin #42309 Christopher T. Groen #39976 Cynthia Lowery #34145 The Castle Law Group, LLC 999 18th

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● 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; DATE: 12/27/2013 Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: Caren Jacobs Castle #11790 Deanna L. Westfall #23449 Jennifer Griest #34830 Britney Beall-Eder #34935 Kimberly L. Martinez #40351 Reagan Larkin #42309 Christopher T. Groen #39976 Cynthia Lowery #34145 The Castle Law Group, LLC 999 18th Street #2201, Denver, CO 80202 (303) 865-1400 Attorney File # 13-07206 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. ©Public Trustees' Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012

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1680-2013 EXHIBIT A Condominium Unit I, Building 2945, The Belmont at Riverwalk Condominiums, according to the Condominium Map thereof recorded February 25, 2003 at Reception No. B3041031 and as defined and described in the Condominium Declaration for Belmont Condominiums recorded November 27, 2002 at Reception No. B2226309, and any and all Amendments and Supplements thereto, in the office of the Clerk and Recorder, Arapahoe County, Colorado, County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado Legal Notice No.: 1680-2013 First Publication: 2/27/2014 Last Publication: 3/27/2014 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent Public Notice COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1688-2013 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On December 27, 2013, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Arapahoe records. Original Grantor(s): Billie J. Brown Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for People’s Choice Home Loan, Inc., a Wyoming Corporation Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: HSBC Bank USA, National Association, as Trustee for the benefit of People’s Financial Realty Mortgage Securities Trust, Series 2006-1, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006-1 Date of Deed of Trust: June 14, 2006 County of Recording: Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust: June 26, 2006 Recording Information (Reception Number): B6093458 Original Principal Amount: $177,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $171,270.02 Pursuant to CRS §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 thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property to be foreclosed is: LOT 88, BLOCK 1, WOLHURST LANDING, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 7162 S. Bryant Street, Littleton, CO 80120. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 04/23/2014, at the East Hearing Room, County Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado,, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the 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 issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 2/27/2014 Last Publication: 3/27/2014 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent ● 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; DATE: 12/27/2013 Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: David A. Shore #19973 Edward P. O’Brien #11572 Scott D. Toebben #19011 Stephen A Hall #38186 Martin H. Shore #1800 Hellerstein and Shore PC 5347 S. Valentia Way, Suite 100, Greenwood Village, CO 80111 (303) 573-1080 Attorney File # 13-00600SH The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. ©Public Trustees' Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Legal Notice NO.: 1688-2013 First Publication: 2/27/2014 Last Publication: 3/27/2014 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent Public Notice COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1676-2013 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On December 23, 2013, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Arapahoe records. Original Grantor(s): Michael L Graw Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., acting solely as nominee for AMERICA'S WHOLESALE LENDER Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust: December 20, 2002 County of Recording: Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust: December 27, 2002 Recording Information (Reception

secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 04/09/2014, at the East Hearing Room, County Administration To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is Building, 5334 South Prince Street, given with regard to the following deLittleton, Colorado,, sell to the highest and scribed Deed of Trust: best bidder for cash, the said real propOn December 23, 2013, the undersigned erty and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Public Trustee caused the Notice of ElecGrantor(s)' heirs and assigns therein, for tion and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the purpose of paying the indebtedness the County of Arapahoe records. provided in said Evidence of Debt seOriginal Grantor(s): Michael L Graw cured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys' Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Elecfees, the expenses of sale and other items To advertise your publicallowed notices calland 303-566-4100 tronic Registration Systems, Inc., acting by law, will issue to the pursolely as nominee for AMERICA'S chaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as WHOLESALE LENDER provided by law. First Publication: 2/13/2014 Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: BANK Last Publication: 3/13/2014 OF AMERICA, N.A. Name of Publication: Littleton Independent Date of Deed of Trust: December 20, ● IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED 2002 TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO County of Recording: Arapahoe FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE Recording Date of Deed of Trust: BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO December 27, 2002 CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; Recording Information (Reception DATE: 12/10/2013 Number): B2249249 Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee in and for Original Principal Amount: $83,900.00 the County of Arapahoe, State of ColorOutstanding Principal Balance: ado $45,137.69 By: Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you The name, address, business telephone are hereby notified that the covenants of number and bar registration number of the the deed of trust have been violated as attorney(s) representing the legal holder of follows: failure to pay principal and inthe indebtedness is: terest when due together with all other Robert J. Aronowitz, Esq. #5673 payments provided for in the evidence of Lisa Cancanon #42043 debt secured by the deed of trust and othEmily Jensik #31294 er violations thereof. Joan Olson, Esq. #28078 THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE Jennifer H. Trachte #40391 A FIRST LIEN. Monica Kadrmas #34904 The property to be foreclosed is: Catherine A. Hildreth #40975 LOT 3, TOGETHER WITH PARKING Aronowitz & Mecklenburg, LLP 1199 BanSPACES 3-A AND 3-B, BROADWAY RAMPARTS, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, nock St., Denver, CO 80204 (303) 813STATE OF COLORADO. 1177 Also known by street and number as: The Attorney above is acting as a debt 6836 South Broadway Street, Littleton, collector and is attempting to collect a CO 80122. debt. Any information provided may be THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN used for that purpose. IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURAttorney File # 2345.00051 ©Public Trustees' Association of ColorRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN ado Revised 9/2012 OF THE DEED OF TRUST.

February 27, 2014

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Public Trustees

NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 04/23/2014, at the East Hearing Room, County Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado,, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the 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 issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 2/27/2014 Last Publication: 3/27/2014 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent ● 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; DATE: 12/23/2013 Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: Robert J. Aronowitz, Esq. #5673 Lisa Cancanon #42043 Emily Jensik #31294 Joan Olson, Esq. #28078 Jennifer H. Trachte #40391 Monica Kadrmas #34904 Catherine A. Hildreth #40975 Aronowitz & Mecklenburg, LLP 1199 Bannock St., Denver, CO 80204 (303) 8131177 Attorney File # 1269.22422 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. ©Public Trustees' Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012

1636-2013 Exhibit A PARCEL A: CONDOMINIUM UNIT R-13-303, WINDMILL CREEK AMENDMENT NO. 3, ACCORDING TO THE CONDOMIN1UM MAP RECORDED ON SEPTEMBER 23, 2002, AT RECEPTION NO. B2177288, AND AS DEFINED AND DESCRIBED IN THE CONDOMINIUM DECLARATION FOR WINDMILL CREEK RECORDED JANUARY 3, 2002, AT RECEPTION NO. B2001524, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNT CLERK AND RECORDER, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO, AND ANY AND ALL AMENDMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTS THERETO, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO PARCEL B: CONDOMINIUM UNIT G-11-D, WINDMILL CREEK AMENDMENT NO. 3, ACCORDING TO THE CONDOMIN1UM MAP RECORDED ON SEPTEMBER 23, 2002, AT RECEPTION NO. B2177288, AND AS DEFINED AND DESCRIBED IN THE CONDOMINIUM DECLARATION FOR WINDMILL CREEK RECORDED JANUARY 3, 2002, AT RECEPTION NO. B2001524, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNT CLERK AND RECORDER, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO, AND ANY AND ALL AMENDMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTS THERETO, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO

Legal Notice NO.: 1676-2013 First Publication: 2/27/2014 Last Publication: 3/27/2014 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent Public Notice COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1636-2013 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On December 10, 2013, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Arapahoe records. Original Grantor(s): John Buckingham Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., acting solely as nominee for Cherry Creek Mortgage Co., Inc. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: Random Properties Acquisition Corp III Date of Deed of Trust: December 22, 2005 County of Recording: Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust: December 30, 2005 Recording Information (Reception Number): B5195459 Original Principal Amount: $147,570.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $141,438.70 Pursuant to CRS §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 thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property to be foreclosed is: SEE EXHIBIT A ATTACHED HERETO AND INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE Also known by street and number as: 7440 S Blackhawk St #13303, Englewood, CO 80112. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 04/09/2014, at the East Hearing Room, County Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado,, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the 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 issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 2/13/2014 Last Publication: 3/13/2014 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent ● 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;

Legal Notice NO.: 1636-2013 First Publication: 2/13/2014 Last Publication: 3/13/2014 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent

Name Changes PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on December 27, 2013 that a Petition for a Change of Name of an adult has been filed with the Arapahoe County Court. The petition requests that the name of Vernielle Dion Powell be changed to Vernielle Dion Suttles. Case No.: 2013 C 100781 Tammera Herivel, Clerk of the Court By: Danielle Trijullo, Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 15866 First Publication: February 13, 2014 Last Publication: February 27, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on January 29, 2014 that a Petition for a Change of Name of an adult has been filed with the Arapahoe County Court. The petition requests that the name of Gemal Mahmud Mohamed Ali be changed to Jemal Mahmoud Ali. Case No.: 2014 C 100038 Tammera Herivel, Clerk of the Court By: Sharon Calhoun, Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 15872 First Publication: February 13, 2014 Last Publication: February 27, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on February 6, 2014 that a Petition for a Change of Name of an adult has been filed with the Arapahoe County Court. The petition requests that the name of Pegie Alice LaRork be changed to Peggy Carter LaRork. Case No.: 2014 C 100052 Tammera Herivel, Clerk of the Court By: Julie Rich, Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 15891 First Publication: February 13, 2014 Last Publication: February 27, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on February 7, 2014 that a Petition for a Change of Name of an adult has been filed with the Arapahoe County Court. The petition requests that the name of Justin Robert Eagles-Soukup be changed to Justin Robert Eagles. Case No.: 2014 C 100057 Tammera Herivel, Clerk of the Court By: Sharon Calhoun, Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 15897 First Publication: February 20, 2014 Last Publication: March 6, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on February 11, 2014 that a Petition for a Change of Name of an adult has been filed with the


February 27, 2014 PUBLIC NOTICE

Name Changes Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Erma J. Braswell, aka Erma Jeanette Braswell, Deceased Case Number: 2014 PR 30037

Notice To Creditors

Public notice is given on February 11, 2014 that a Petition for a Change of Name of an adult has been filed with the Arapahoe County Court.

All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before June 13, 2014 or the claims may be forever barred.

The petition requests that the name of Cathleen Scott Hunter-Siegert be changed to Cathleen Scott McGrath. Case No.: 2014 C 100068

Glen E. Braswell, Jr. Personal Representative 3423 South Eudora Street Denver, Colorado 80222

Tammera Herivel, Clerk of the Court By: Kim Boswell, Deputy Clerk

Legal Notice No: 15861 First Publication: February 13, 2014 Last Publication: February 27, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent

Legal Notice No: 15900 First Publication: February 20, 2014 Last Publication: March 6, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on February 14, 2014 that a Petition for a Change of Name of an adult has been filed with the Arapahoe County Court. The petition requests that the name of Marnie Joyce Wilkinson be changed to Marnie Joyce Fox. Case No.: 2014 C 100072 Tammera Herivel, Clerk of the Court By: Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 15917 First Publication: February 27, 2014 Last Publication: March 13, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on February 20, 2014 that a Petition for a Change of Name of an adult has been filed with the Arapahoe County Court. The petition requests that the name of Katie Michelle Straughan be changed to Katie Michelle McCabe. Case No.: 2014 C 100085 Tammera Herivel, Clerk of the Court By: Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 15923 First Publication: February 27, 2014 Last Publication: March 13, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on February 13, 2014 that a Petition for a Change of Name of an adult has been filed with the Arapahoe County Court. The petition requests that the name of Summer Phoenix Baltazar be changed to Phoenix Remmus Baltazar. Case No.: 2014 C 100070 Tammera Herivel, Clerk of the Court By: Kim Boswell, Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 15924 First Publication: February 27, 2014 Last Publication: March 13, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent

Notice To Creditors Public Notice NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of JAN L. YEAGER, aka JAN YEAGER and JANICE KAY YEAGER, Deceased Case Number: 2014 PR 30001 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Adams County, Colorado on or before June 20, 2014, or the claims may be forever barred. Patrick Yeager, Personal Representative c/o Katrina S. Jones, P.C. 12303 Airport Way, Ste. 200 Broomfield, CO 80021 (303) 327-1442 Legal Notice No.: 15890 First Publication: February 13, 2014 Last Publication: February 27, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent Public Notice NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of VIRGINIA E. MCKEE, a/k/a VIRGINIA EVANS MCKEE, a/k/a VIRGINIA MCKEE, a/k/a V. E. MCKEE, Deceased Case Number 2014PR30107 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe, County, Colorado on or before July 7, 2014 (date)*, or the claims may be forever barred. Constance L. Caruso, Personal Representative c/o Law Office of Julia Griffith McVey, PC 12600 W. Colfax Ave Ste C 400 Lakewood, CO 80215 Legal Notice No.: 15903 First Publication: February 20, 2014 Last Publication: March 6, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent Public Notice NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Don Michael Sederberg, also known as Don M. Sederberg, also known as Mike Sederberg, Deceased Case Number 2014PR30120 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of the County of Arapahoe, Colorado on or before June 27, 2014 or the claims may be forever barred. David A. Simmental, Esq. Attorney to the Personal Representative 5655 South Yosemite Street, Suite 350 Greenwood Village, CO 80111 Legal Notice No.: 15922 First Publication: February 27, 2014 Last Publication: March 13, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Erma J. Braswell, aka Erma Jeanette Braswell, Deceased Case Number: 2014 PR 30037 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before June 13,

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Charlyene Dell Haschke, aka Charlyene D. Haschke, aka Charlyene Knox-Haschke, And Charlyene Knox, Deceased Case Number: 2014 PR 030059 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado, on or before June 13, 2014 or the claims may be forever barred. Kenneth Paul Haschke aka Kenneth P. Haschke Personal Representative 1170 Geneva Street Aurora, Colorado, 80010 Legal Notice No: 15871 First Publication: February 13, 2014 Last Publication: February 27, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Robert H. Summers, Deceased Case Number: 2014 PR 30064 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before June 13, 2014 or the claims may be forever barred. James P. Rouse, No. 10675 Rouse Law Office, P.C. 8400 E. Prentice Ave., Suite 1040 Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111 Legal Notice No: 15883 First Publication: February 13, 2014 Last Publication: February 27, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Craig Herrick Dodson, aka Craig H. Dodson, aka Craig Dodson, Deceased Case Number: 2013 PR 30596 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before June 23, 2014 or the claims may be forever barred. Shelley M. Dodson Personal Representative 2533 W. Houstoun Waring Circle Littleton, Colorado 80120 Legal Notice No: 15895 First Publication: February 20, 2014 Last Publication: March 6, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of George Alma Pelton, aka George A. Pelton, aka George Pelton, Deceased Case Number: 2014 PR 30089 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before June 20, 2014 or the claims may be forever barred. Sheryl L. Huskins Personal Representative 943 South Beech Street Lakewood, Colorado 80228-3011 Legal Notice No: 15901 First Publication: February 20, 2014 Last Publication: March 6, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of James Q. Hammond, aka James Quentin Hammond, and James Hammond, Deceased Case Number: 2013 PR 1019 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before June 20, 2014 or the claims may be forever barred. Kathleen R. Hammond Personal Representative 5672 College Place Boulder, Colorado 80303 Legal Notice No: 15913 First Publication: February 20, 2014 Last Publication: March 6, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Kai Eugene Zeigler, Deceased Case Number: 2014 PR 30098 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before June 20, 2014 or the claims may be forever barred. Nareerat Higley Personal Representative c/o Gelman & Norberg, LLC 8480 E. Orchard Road, Suite 5000 Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111 Legal Notice No: 15914 First Publication: February 20, 2014 Last Publication: March 6, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Peggy L. Chapin, aka Peggy Lowndes Chapin, aka Peggy Chapin, aka Peg Chapin, Deceased Case Number: 2014 PR 30106 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before June 27, 2014 or the claims may be forever barred. Lisa R. Goertz aka Lisa Goertz Personal Representative c/o Walter M. Kelly II Miller & Steiert, P.C. 1901 W. Littleton Blvd. Littleton, Colorado 80120

All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before June 27, 2014 or the claims may be forever barred.

Notice To Creditors

Lisa R. Goertz aka Lisa Goertz Personal Representative c/o Walter M. Kelly II Miller & Steiert, P.C. 1901 W. Littleton Blvd. Littleton, Colorado 80120

Legal Notice No: 15919 First Publication: February 27, 2014 Last Publication: March 13, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Craig Howard Johnson, aka Craig H. Johnson, Deceased Case Number: 2014 PR 30085 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before July 3, 2014 or the claims may be forever barred. Lisa Daniel-Johnson Personal Representative 15 Cherry Hills Farm Drive Cherry Hills Village, Colorado 80113 Legal Notice No: 15920 First Publication: February 27, 2014 Last Publication: March 13, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent

Misc. Private Legals Public Notice DISTRICT COURT, ARAPAHOE COUNTY, COLORADO 7325 S. Potomac St., Centennial, CO 80112 303-649-6355 Plaintiff: U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION N.D. v. Defendants: NANCY E. NOAH, and individual; ARAPAHOE COUNTY PUBLIC TRUSTEE. Case No.: 2012CV1824 SHERIFF’S COMBINED NOTICE OF SALE AND RIGHTS TO CURE AND REDEEM Under a Judgment and Decree of Foreclosure entered September 7, 2013, in the above entitled action, I am ordered to sell certain real property, as follows: Original Grantor: Nancy E. Noah Original Beneficiary: U.S. Bank National Association ND Current Holder of the evidence of debt secured by the Deed of Trust: U.S. Bank National Association as Successor by Merger to U.S. Bank National Association ND Date of Deed of Trust: March 10, 2008 Date of Recording of Deed of Trust: April 11, 2008 County of Recording: Arapahoe Recording Information: B8041948 Original Principal Balance of the secured indebtedness: $163,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance of the secured indebtedness as of the date hereof: $160,164.28 Amount of Judgment entered September 7, 2013: $186,623.48 – Unpaid Balance of Note $3,842.62 – Attorneys’ Fees and Costs Description of property to be foreclosure: A PARCEL OF LAND LOCATED IN THE COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO, AND KNOWN AS: BEING LOT NUMBER 8, BLOCK 18 IN AURORA HILLS FILING NUMBER NINE OF ARAPAHOE COUNTY RECORDS. Permanent Parcel No. 1973-13 and is also known by street and number as 12700 Kentucky Place East, Aurora, CO 80012. THE PROPERTY TO BE SOLD AND DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. THE LIEN BEING FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The covenants of said 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. NOTICE OF SALE THEREFORE, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that I will, at 10:00 A.M., on April 17, 2014, in the Office of the Arapahoe County Sheriff, Civil Division, Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office ATTN: Civil Department 13101 Bronocs Parkway Centennial, CO 80012, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property described above, and all interest of said Grantor and the heirs and assigns of said Grantor therein, for the purpose of paying the judgment amount entered herein, and will deliver to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law.' **BIDDERS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE CASH OR CERTIFIED FUNDS SUFFICIENT TO COVER THEIR HIGHEST BID AT TIME OF SALE.** The name, address, telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder or tile indebtedness is: Torben M. Welch, Esq. #34282, Messner Reeves LLP, 1430 Wynkoop Street, Suite 300, Denver, CO 80202, Telephone: (303) 623-1800. THE ATTORNEY ABOVE IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. This Sheriff’s Notice of Sale is signed January 13, 2014. J. Grayson Robinson, Sheriff Arapahoe County, Colorado By: Sgt. James Osborn Deputy Sheriff Legal Notice No.: 15806 First Publication: February 20, 2014 Last Publication: March 20, 2014 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent

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DIV./CTRM.: 207 Plaintiff: Roundtree-Aurora Homeowners Association, Inc., a Colorado nonprofit corporation v. Defendants: SEAN T. BROWN; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., acting solely as nominee for GMAC MORTGAGE CORPORATION as successor in interest to PACIFIC REPUBLIC MORTGAGE CORPORATION; BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION successor by merger to BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP f/k/a COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOAN SERVICING, LP; VELOCITY INVESTMENTS, LLC; and ANA MARIA PETERS-RUDDICK as the Arapahoe County Public Trustee

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COMBINED NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE This is to advise you that a Sheriff sale proceeding has been commenced through the office of the undersigned Sheriff pursuant to an Order For Judgment And Decree Of Foreclosure dated August 8, 2013, and C.R.S. §§ 38-38-101 to 401, by the Roundtree-Aurora Homeowners Association, Inc., the current holder of a lien recorded with the County of Arapahoe Clerk and Recorder on February 25, 2011, at Reception No. D1019416. The judicial foreclosure is based on a default under the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions of Roundtree-Aurora Homeowners Association, Inc. recorded with the Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder on October 26, 2007, in Reception No. B7137764 (“Declaration”). The Declaration and notices as recorded, establish a lien for the benefit of the Roundtree-Aurora Homeowners Association, Inc. - THE LIEN BEING FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN ON THE SUBJECT PROPERTY AND IMPROVEMENTS – against the property legally described as follows: Lot 17, Block 3, Roundtree-Aurora Filing No. 1, County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado Also known by street and number as: 202 South Newark Circle, Aurora, CO 800121208 You may have an interest in the real property being foreclosed, or have certain rights or suffer certain liabilities or loss of your interest in the subject property as a result of said foreclosure. You may have the right to redeem the real property or you may have the right to cure a default under the instrument being foreclosed. The lien being foreclosed may not be a first lien. In this regard, you may desire and are advised to consult with your own private attorney. Further, you are advised that the parties liable thereon, the owner of the property described above, or those with an interest in the subject property, may take appropriate and timely action under Colorado statutes. In order to be entitled to take advantage of any rights provided for under Colorado law, you must strictly comply and adhere to the provisions of the 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 The Sheriff’s sale has been scheduled to occur at 10:00 a.m. on the 3rd of April, 2014, at the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office, 13101 East Broncos Parkway, Centennial, CO 80112, telephone 720874-3845. At the sale, the Sheriff will sell the real property described above, and the improvements thereon, 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. BIDDERS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE CASH OR CERTIFIED FUNDS SUFFICIENT TO COVER THEIR HIGHEST BID AT TIME OF SALE. All telephone inquiries for information should be directed to the office of the undersigned Sheriff at 720-874-3845. The name, address and telephone number of the attorney representing the legal owner of the above described lien is: K. Christian Webert, #43739, Moeller Graf, P.C., 385 Inverness Parkway, Englewood, CO 80112, telephone (720) 279-2568. DATED: January 31, 2014 J. Grayson Robinson Sheriff of Arapahoe County, State of Colorado By: Sgt. James Osborn Deputy Sheriff Legal Notice No.: 15792 First Publication: February 6, 2013 Last Publication: March 6, 2014 Published in: Littleton Independent, 9137 Ridgeline Blvd., Suite 210 Highlands Ranch, Colorado 80129 Public Notice COUNTY COURT, ARAPAHOE COUNTY, COLORADO 1790 W. LITTLETON BLVD. LITTLETON, CO 80120 Plaintiff: CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA), N.A. vs. Defendant(s): MICHAEL S. KELLEY David A. Bauer, #7576 David A. Bauer, P.C. 2594 South Lewis Way, Suite A Lakewood, Colorado 80227 Phone: 303-986-1200 Fax: 303-988-8913 Case Number: 08C304104 NOTICE TO SHOW CAUSE WHEREAS, Plaintiff has moved this Court pursuant to said rules of civil procedure that the judgment entered in the instant matter on March 21, 2008 in favor of the Plaintiff and against the Defendant(s) which judgment remains unsatisfied, be revived, NOW THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED, the Defendant(s), MICHAEL S. KELLEY , shall show cause within fourteen (14) days from the service of this Notice to Show Cause if any he has, why the judgment heretofore entered should not be revived with like force and effect. WITNESS the hand and seal of the Clerk of the Court in LITTLETON, Colorado, this 8th day of October, 2013. /s/ Clerk of the Court Clerk of the Court Legal Notice No.: 15820 First Publication: January 30, 2014 Last Publication: February 27, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent

Public Notice

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DISTRICT COURT, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO CASE NO: 12CV1238 DIV./CTRM.: 207

DISTRICT COURT, ARAPAHOE COUNTY, STATE OF COLORADO CIVIL ACTION NO. 2013CV779 DIVISION NO. 15

Plaintiff: Roundtree-Aurora Homeowners Association, Inc., a Colorado nonprofit corporation v. Defendants: SEAN T. BROWN; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., acting solely as nominee for GMAC MORTGAGE CORPORATION as successor in interest to PACIFIC REPUBLIC MORTGAGE CORPORATION; BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION successor by merger to BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP f/k/a COUNTRY-

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL PROPERTY Plaintiff, WINCHESTER HOMEOWNER'S ASSOCIATION, a Colorado nonprofit corporation, v. Defendants, JONAS W. FELIX; JAY SANDSTROM; JOHN E. CARPENTER; COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY - INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE; DUNTON COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE; LIBERTY ACQUISITIONS; CYNTHIA D.

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL PROPERTY Plaintiff, WINCHESTER HOMEOWNER'S ASSOCIATION, a Colorado nonprofit corporation, v. Defendants, JONAS W. FELIX; JAY SANDSTROM; JOHN E. CARPENTER; COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY - INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE; DUNTON COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE; LIBERTY ACQUISITIONS; CYNTHIA D. MARES, as Arapahoe County Public Trustee

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Regarding: Lot 104, Block 1, Winchester Subdivision Filing No. 2, County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado. Also known as: 14396 E. Florida Ave., #B, Aurora, CO 80012 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 Arapahoe County, Colorado at 10:00 A.M., on the 3rd day of April, 2014, at 13101 E. Broncos Pkwy., Centennial, CO 80112; phone number 720-874-3851. 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. **BIDDERS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE CASH OR CERTIFIED FUNDS SUFFICIENT TO COVER THEIR HIGHEST BID AT TIME OF SALE. ** Further, for the purpose of paying off, curing default or redemption, as provided by statute, intent must be directed to or conducted at the above address of the Civil Division of the Sheriff’s Office of Arapahoe County, Colorado. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LIEN BEING FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN ON THE SUBJECT PROPERTY. DATED at Centennial, Colorado this 15th day of January, 2014. J. Grayson Robinson, Sheriff Arapahoe County, Colorado By: Sgt. James Osborn Deputy Sheriff ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF: ORTEN CAVANAGH & HOLMES, LLC 1445 Market Street, Suite 350 Denver, CO 80202 Legal Notice No.: 15815 First Publication: February 6, 2014 Last Publication: March 6, 2014 Published In: Littleton Independent, 9137 S. Ridgeline Blvd., #210, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129 Public Notice COUNTY COURT, ARAPAHOE COUNTY, COLORADO 1790 W. LITTLETON BLVD. LITTLETON, CO 80120 Plaintiff: BELLCO FIRST FEDERAL CREDIT UNION vs. Defendant: MIGUEL A. ALONSO David A. Bauer, #7576 David A. Bauer, P.C. 2594 South Lewis Way, Suite A Lakewood, Colorado 80227 Phone: 303-986-1200 Fax: 303-988-8913 Case Number: 02 C 9469 Division: NOTICE TO SHOW CAUSE Case Number: 02 C 9469 NOTICE TO SHOW CAUSE WHEREAS, Plaintiff has moved this Court pursuant to said rules of civil procedure that the original judgment entered in the instant matter on July 19, 2002 and thereafter revived with like force and effect on April 24, 2008 in favor of the Plaintiff and against the Defendant(s), which judgment remains unsatisfied, be again revived, NOW THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED, the Defendant(s), MIGUEL A. ALONSO , shall show cause within fourteen (14) days from the service of this Notice to Show Cause if any he has, why the judgment heretofore entered should not be again revived with like force and effect. WITNESS the hand and seal of the Clerk of the Court in LITTLETON, Colorado, dated this 20th day of November, 2013. /s/ Clerk of the Court Clerk of the Court Legal Notice No.: 15821 First Publication: January 30, 2014 Last Publication: February 27, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent Public Notice DISTRICT COURT, ARAPAHOE COUNTY, STATE OF COLORADO CIVIL ACTION NO. 2010CV2304 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL PROPERTY Plaintiff, SUMMIT PARK TOWNHOMES ASSOCIATION, INC., a Colorado nonprofit corporation, v. Defendants, CHERI R. MCKINNEY; THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, N.A. SUCCESSOR TO JP MORGAN CHASE BANK N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR RASC 2003-KS11 ; WAKEFIELD AND ASSOCIATES, INC.; ANA MARIA PETERS-RUDDICK, as Arapahoe County Public Trustee, DOUG MILLIKEN, as Arapahoe County Treasurer Regarding: Lot 226, Block 1, Summit Park Filing No. 2, County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado Also known as: 4247 South Granby Court, #E, Aurora, CO 80014 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 Arapahoe County, Colorado at 10:00 A.M., on the 10th day of April, 2014, at 13101 E. Broncos Pkwy., Centennial, CO 80112; phone number 720-874-3851. 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. **BIDDERS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE CASH OR CERTIFIED FUNDS SUFFICIENT TO COVER THEIR HIGHEST BID AT TIME OF SALE. ** Further, for the purpose of paying off, curing default or redemption, as provided by statute, intent must be directed to or conducted at the above address of the Civil Division of the Sheriff’s Office of Arapahoe County, Colorado. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LIEN BEING FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN ON THE SUBJECT PROPERTY. DATED at Centennial, Colorado this 17th day of January, 2014. J. Grayson Robinson, Sheriff Arapahoe County, Colorado By: Sgt. James Osborn Deputy Sheriff

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J. Grayson Robinson, Sheriff Arapahoe County, Colorado By: Sgt. James Osborn Deputy Sheriff

ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF: ORTEN CAVANAGH & HOLMES, LLC 1445 Market Street, Suite 350 Legal Notice No.: 15840 First Publication: February 13, 2014 Last Publication: March 13, 2014 Published In: Littleton Independent, 9137 S. Ridgeline Blvd., #210, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129. Public Notice DISTRICT COURT, ARAPAHOE COUNTY, STATE OF COLORADO CIVIL ACTION NO. 2012CV1139 COMBINED NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL PROPERTY AND RIGHT TO CURE AND REDEEM Plaintiff, LOUISIANA PURCHASE II HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, a Colorado nonprofit corporation, v. Defendants, CAROL DURST; JP MORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION; ANA MARIA PETERS- RUDDICK, as Arapahoe County Public Trustee; SUE SANDSTROM, as Manager of the Department of Finance; STATE OF COLORADO- DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE Regarding: UNIT 106 BLDG 16 AS PER CONDO DECLARATION RECORDED ON RECEPTION No. A8155656 Louisiana Purchase II Condominiums, County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado. Also known as: 19216 E. Idaho Pl., #106, Aurora, CO 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 Arapahoe County, Colorado at 10:00 A.M., on the 17th day of April, 2014, at the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office, 13101 E. Broncos Parkway, Centennial, CO 80112; phone number 720-874-3845. 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. **BIDDERS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE CASH OR CERTIFIED FUNDS SUFFICIENT TO COVER THEIR HIGHEST BID AT TIME OF SALE. ** Further, for the purpose of paying off, curing default or redemption, as provided by statute, intent must be directed to or conducted at the above address of the Civil Division of the Sheriff’s Department of Arapahoe County, Colorado. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LIEN BEING FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN ON THE SUBJECT PROPERTY. DATED at Centennial, Colorado this 24th day of January, 2014. J. Grayson Robinson Sheriff of Arapahoe County, Colorado By: Sgt. James Osborn Deputy Sheriff ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF: ORTEN CAVANAGH & HOLMES, LLC 1445 Market Street, Suite 350 Denver, CO 80202 Legal Notice No.: 15846 First Publication: February 20, 2014 Last Publication: March 20, 2014 Published In: Littleton Independent, 9137 S. Ridgeline Blvd. #210, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129 PUBLIC NOTICE This is a notice to all former patients of Festival Dental Care. Inactive patient records from the year 2006 are to be shredded within the next 60 days of this notice. If you would like to pick up your records, please contact our office at #303-770-1106 within the next two months. Legal Notice No.: 15896 First Publication: February 20, 2014 Last Publication: March 13, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent Public Notice DISTRICT COURT, ARAPAHOE COUNTY, STATE OF COLORADO Court Address: 7325 South Potomac Street Centennial, CO 80112 Court Phone: 303-649-6355 PLAINTIFF: KENSINGTON TOWNHOMES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION v. DEFENDANTS: MICHELLE L. HERNANDEZ; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.; U.S. BANK, N.A.; FRANKLIN CREDIT MGMT CORP; DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY- INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE; STATE OF COLORADO DEPT OF REVENUE; and CYNTHIA D. MARES AS THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE OF ARAPAHOE COUNTY, COLORADO Attorney: Brianna L. Schaefer Firm: HindmanSanchez P.C. Address: 5610 Ward Road, Suite 300 Arvada, Colorado 80002-1310 Phone Number: 303.432.8999 Fax Number: 303.432.0999 E-mail: bschaefer@hindmansanchez.com Atty. Reg. No.: 34078 Our File No.: 9737.0094 Case No.: 2013CV032006 * Div: 202 SUMMONS THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANTS: You are hereby summoned and required to appear and defend against the claims of Plaintiff, as set forth in the Complaint filed with the Court in this action, by filing with the Clerk of this Court an Answer or other response. You are required to file your Answer or other response within twenty-one (21) days after service upon you if within the State of Colorado, or within thirty-five (35) days after service upon you if outside the State of Colorado or if served by publication pursuant to C.R.C.P. 4(g). If served by publication, service shall be complete on the day of the last publication. A copy of the Complaint may be obtained from the Clerk of the Court. If you fail to file your Answer or other response to the Complaint in writing within the time required, judgment by default may be rendered against you by the Court for the relief demanded in the Complaint without further notice. This is an action affecting the real property described in the Complaint and is a proceeding in rem as well as a proceeding in personam. Dated this 17th day of December, 2013. Respectfully submitted, HINDMANSANCHEZ P.C.


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Front Range Theatre Company gets new home Summer camps introduce FRTC to Highlands Ranch By Sonya Ellingboe

sellingboe@coloradocommunitymedia. com Transitions. Front Range Theatre Company, which has been a sort of Act II for the longstanding Castle Rock Players, has taken a big step and moved its operations to Highlands Ranch, where it will initially offer a pair of “Triple Threat” summer theater camps. We sat down at Tattered Cover’s coffee shop with new Executive Director Laurilea Williams to talk about the organization and future plans. Williams has been in education for 11 years, teaching at levels from kindergarten through college. She is Director for Headstrong Theatre at Mountain Ridge Middle School and says she enjoys middle school best. Her Bachelors and Masters degrees in

theatre, journalism and theatre education are from Texas A&M University. She taught in Texas and was involved with nonprofit theaters there before moving to Colorado. She especially loves the design, costume and technical parts of theatre. Williams is currently in rehearsals with the 2014 edition of Magic Moments in “Marry You” and says she used to work on Front Range Theatre’s summer camp in Castle Rock, where she lives. (Just two signed up for the last one…) Last year, the organization sold off an accumulation of costumes, props and equipment, which gave it enough to pay off any debts. Williams said she suggested the move to Highlands Ranch, where school space was available for activities. New board members will be added slowly. Initial names are being finalized. The camps for this summer still have some spaces open, she said. Emphasis will be on voice, dancing and acting, with a technical track offered as well. The camp location is at Mountain Vista

High School, 10585 Mountain Vista Ridge. Staff includes Katie Russell, music teacher; Karen Sprafke, language arts teacher; Liz Meyer, theater lover; Lucas Reeves, choir teacher at Mountain Ridge Middle School, and recent University of Northern Colorado graduate Carolyn Warner, who was a student teacher at Mountain Ridge. The limit is 50 for each age level: Middle and High School Camp for 11 to 17 year olds will be June 9 to 20, with performances June 20, 21 at Mountain Vista High School. “Disney’s High School Musical” will be the production. Elementary Camp, for kids 6 to 11 years old will be July 14 to 25, with performances July 25, 26. The production will be “Disney’s Cinderella” and the camp will be at Mountain Ridge Middle School, next to the high school. For tuition and registration information, please visit www.frontrangetheatre.org. Williams is also continuing her practice of taking theatre kids (43 are registered) to New York for a four-day visit, with tickets to

“Aladdin,” “Matilda,” and “Newsies” (with “Cinderella” as a back-up). The itinerary also includes: a backstage tour, professional dance workshop, Metropolitan Opera visit, St. Paul, the 9/11 site, Statue of Liberty, Wall Street and Empire State Building, she said. She has theatre friends working there who will meet with the kids. No doubt, audiences will see some of those same kids onstage later in the summer, inspired by the professional theater they experienced. Williams hopes to see community theatre develop in Highlands Ranch and has hopes of work-shopping a new play by a Castle Rock writer in 2015, as well as producing Christmas shows and others. The revised Front Range Theatre Company website is up and running. A newsletter is in development, it says, while it introduces plans and staff. There is a contact button for messages that will be checked every 24 hours, Williams said. Community connections are welcome.

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GEMINI (May 21 to Jun 20) before you act on your “feelings” about that upcoming decision, it might be wise to do a little fact-checking first. You could be very much surprised by what you don’t find. CANCER (Jun 21 to Jul 22) A recent workplace success can open some doors that were previously closed to you. On a personal level, expect to receive some important news from a longtime friend and colleague.

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You are hereby summoned and required to appear and defend against the claims of Plaintiff, as set forth in the Complaint filed with the Court in this action, by filing with the Clerk of this Court an Answer or other response. You are required to file your Answer or other response within twenty-one (21) days after service upon you if within the State of Colorado, or within thirty-five (35) days after service upon you if outside the State of Colorado or if served by publication pursuant to C.R.C.P. 4(g). If served by publication, service shall be complete on the day of the last publication. A copy of the Complaint may be obtained from the Clerk of the Court.

AQUARIUS (Jan 20 to Feb 18) You might want to ask a friend or relative for advice on an ongoing personal matter. but be careful not to give away information you might later wish you had kept secret. PISCES (Feb 19 to Mar 20) Use the weekend for a creativity break to help restore your spiritual energy. Once that’s done, you’ll be back and more than ready to tackle whatever challenge you need to face. BORN THIS WEEK: You get great joy out of creating beautiful things and sharing them with others who appreciate them.

If you fail to file your Answer or other response to the Complaint in writing within the time required, judgment by default may be rendered against you by the Court for the relief demanded in the Complaint without further notice. This is an action affecting the real property described in the Complaint and is a proceeding in rem as well as a proceeding in personam.

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Dated this 17th day of December, 2013. Respectfully submitted, HINDMANSANCHEZ P.C. Original signature of Brianna L. Schaefer is on file with the law offices of HindmanSanchez P.C. pursuant to C.R.C.P. 121, §1-26(7). /s/ Brianna L. Schaefer Brianna L. Schaefer, No. 34078 ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF KENSINGTON TOWNHOMES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION Address of Plaintiff: Kensington Townhomes Homeowners Association c/o Hammersmith ManagementNorthglenn 11990 Grant, Ste. 305 Northglenn, CO 80233 Legal Notice No.: 15918 First Publication: February 27, 2014 Last Publication: March 27, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent

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Name Changes

Name Changes

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County Court Arapahoe County, Colorado 1790 W. Littleton Blvd. Littleton, Colorado 80120

Public notice is given on February 20, 2014 that a Petition for a Change of Name of a minor child has been filed with the Arapahoe County Court. The petition requests that the name of Simon Jacob Lee be changed to Simon Jacob Hamilton. Case No.: 2014 C 100086 By: Judge Chauche Legal Notice No: 15928 First Publication: February 27, 2014 Last Publication: March 13, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent _________________________________

In the Matter of the Petition of: Parent/ Petitioner: Craig Daniel Hamilton For Minor Child: Simon Jacob Lee To Change the Child’s Name to: Simon Jacob Hamilton Case Number: 2014 C 10086 NOTICE TO NON-CUSTODIAL PARENT BY PUBLICATION Notice to: Pamela A. Lee, non custodial parent. Notice is given that a hearing is scheduled as follows:

Name Changes Date: April 7, 2014 Time: 9:00 a.m. Location: 1790 W. Littleton Blvd. Division A1 Littleton, Colorado 80120 For the purpose of requesting a change of name for Simon Jacob Lee. At this hearing the Court may enter an order changing the name of the minor child. To support or voice objection to the proposed name change, you must appear at the hearing. Date: February 20, 2014 Craig D. Hamilton 5540 S. Sherman Street, No. 3 Littleton, Colorado 80212 Legal Notice No.: 15929

Name Changes First Publication: February 27, 2014 Last Publication: March 27, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent _________________________________ PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on February 21, 2014 that a Petition for a Change of Name of an adult has been filed with the Arapahoe County Court. The petition requests that the name of Rachael Brittany Woodruff be changed to Rachael Ho Vianzon, Case No.: 2014 C 100061 Tammera Herivel, Clerk of the Court By: Beth Hunter, Deputy Clerk

Name Changes Legal Notice No: 15930 First Publication: February 27, 2014 Last Publication: March 13, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent


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FOSTER PARENTS WANTED Top of the Trail Child Placement Agency is seeking loving homes for foster children. Families and singles welcome. Monthly care allowance. Background check required. For information and application packet call(970)249-4131 or (970)209-2236.

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JEFFERSON CENTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH 2 part time positions Black Hawk/Idaho Springs OR Evergreen/Conifer DUTIES: Provides clinical services to consumers in outpatient offices. Provides individual, group, family psychotherapy, case mgmt, and emerg walk-in care. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: LPC, LMFT, LCSW or comparable license and four plus year’s related experience and/or training is essential. HOW TO APPLY: Visit www.jcmh.org, Or contact Kim Mongrain @ 303-432-5037

Abused and neglected brothers and sisters are often separated in foster care. There just aren’t enough foster homes to keep them together. This leaves them sad, anxious and confused and they feel like it’s “all their fault.” Give the Gift of Hope-Become a Savio foster parent. Call Tracy Stuart 303/225-4152

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Full-time front office coordinator for one physician, ophthalmology practice. Medical experience required. Two offices in Lakewood and Thornton. Email resume, 3 professional references to jh@rtwelter.com.

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NOW HIRING POLICE OFFICERS The City of Black Hawk, two (2) vacancies for POLICE OFFICER I. Hiring Range: $53,959 - $62,052 DOQ/E. Unbelievable benefit package and exceptional opportunity to serve in Colorado’s premiere gaming community located 18 miles west of Golden. The City supports its employees and appreciates great service! If you are interested in serving a unique historical city and enjoy working with diverse populations visit the City’s website at www.cityofblackhawk.org/goto/employee_services for more information or to apply online for this limited opportunity. Requires High School Diploma or GED, valid Colorado driver’s license with a safe driving record, must be at least 21 years of age, and must be Colorado POST certified by date of hire. The City accepts online applications for Police Officer positions year round. Applications will remain active for one (1) year from the date of submission. EOE.

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