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LPS plans to add new preschool New district facility would serve east side next year A halligan bar and ax knock bolts out of the security door of what once was the liquor store in the King Soopers building at Littleton Boulevard and Broadway. Photos by Jennifer Smith

An interior gate impedes a hasty rescue from the liquor store.

Empty building offers rare hands-on training experience By Jennifer Smith

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Littleton firefighters practice cutting through a roof on the King Soopers building before it was torn down.

Firefighters continues on Page 22

By Jennifer Smith

jsmith@coloradocommunitymedia.com Littleton Public Schools should have a new preschool open on the east side of the district in time for the next school year, modeled on The Village Center for Early Childhood Education at 1907 W. Powers Ave. The plan is to utilize the Ames facility, 7300 S. Clermont Drive in Centennial. It closed as an elementary school in 2009, and currently houses several district programs, including Sandburg Elementary’s preschool, the learning resources center, fashion design and health technology classes and the teacher cadet program. It’s also home to the private nonprofit TLC Meals on Wheels. “My very best dream was that someday we would have a Village to serve that side of the district,” said Lucie Stanish, president of the LPS Board of Education. ECE staff laid out their plan during the Feb. 27 board meeting. They say they’re running out of room to serve a growing demand at The Village and the district’s six other preschools, at Wilder, Ames, Highland, Hopkins and Peabody. They serve 3and 4-year-olds, with a focus on preparing them to enter kindergarten in LPS. While some families pay tuition, LPS has 206 slots filled through the Colorado Preschool Program, which offers free preschool to children who are at risk of struggling in school. The Village offers free testing for developmental disabilities through the Child Find program and must provide a CPP slot to children who show signs of needing extra help. However, the law requires integrated classrooms, so a ratio has to be maintained between those free spots and the tuitionbased ones. Preschools also have to maintain a certain child-to-restroom ratio, so it becomes somewhat of a puzzle. “We’re kind of in a situation of looking at the numbers game and at the needs game,” said Melissa Cooper, director of special education and student support services. Phyllis Dornseif, director of The Village, said they could expand Sandberg’s program at Ames into a district-wide preschool without displacing any of the other programs that are there now. “I believe that we have all the parts to put this together to have a very strong early childhood education program,” she said. Kathleen Ambron, director of elementary education, noted that should the district ever convert all its schools to providing full-day kindergarten, there wouldn’t be room for preschools in the elementary buildings. She added that tuition would be competitive with private day-care centers in the area. “I think the LPS quality name will certainly draw parents,” she said. The team expects to have a budget proposal ready for the board in April.

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Dreams over time, one at a time He has always dreamed. Of what could be. When he was 8, picking strawberries in the fields of his Mexican town. When, at 12, he left home for the big city to sell popsicles and snow cones to help his parents provide for their family. When, at 17, he walked from Tijuana over the mountain range into California, wanting the American dream. “Era muy triste — la pobreza,” he says. The poverty — it was very sad. “And it made me very sad. My dreams were different.” What he saw was a life of possibility — and music. Singing. Performing. Applause. And although it may not be exactly the original dream, what Ruben Escalera has now, at 54, is close enough to make him happy. By most days, Ruben is a school custodian who takes pride in keeping his Douglas County high school neat, clean, ready for the students who fill its halls. Other days, he trades his working polo

shirt for a crisp button-down, his white baseball cap for a black cowboy hat, and steps onto a stage to croon norteño music in a deep, resonant voice before crowd-packed venues in several Mexican states. He is a wiry, compact man, a divorced father of three with brushes of gray in his sideburns and a closely trimmed beard and mustache. He walks with a measured step, and speaks with quiet assurance born of devout faith that seeks good in what comes his way. “Gracias a Dios, nunca me di por vencido,” he says. Thanks be to God, I never gave up. “Luché, luché, luché, luché.” He fought, always. And there was much to fight. He lived in Corona, a rural town in Michoacán, a state just west of Mexico City. He was one of 13 children of a homemaker mother and a father who

did everything from plumbing to bricklaying and construction. Some of his brothers cut sugar cane; Ruben did, too. Mostly he picked strawberries with two of his sisters. He’d arrive at the field at 7 in the morning and pick for an hour, then head to school. At noon, he’d leave school and return to the fields for another two hours, before finishing out the afternoon with play and homework — “the typical life of a boy of 8 years old.” Because he had to leave school to help his father, he repeated first grade four times. He never made it to second grade. “Es una tristeza,” he says softly. “It is a sadness.”

That reality derailed an early dream to be a priest, to study in a seminary. Instead, at 12, he left home for Mexico City to sell popsicles and snow cones. He lived with seven others who rented a house together. “I believed that was the best way I could help my parents,” he says. But another dream — the one in which he was a singer — stayed quietly alive. It was born in his home, among the instruments dispersed in corners — the guitar, the violin, the guitarrón of the mariachi tradition. His father played them all. His mother sang with “a precious voice.” And his brothers and he joined in also. “Nos traían esa herencia,” he says. They gave us that heritage. And much happiness. At 9, he had won his first singing competition at the local theater, the first of many such performances in

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That twist in the road, however, brought him to Colorado and to the job he now holds and which, he says, he loves. Six years ago, working hard to improve his English, he became a U.S. citizen. Five years ago, he began to sing again. The first time he performed, he cried. “It was a very big emotion, very big, very big. … The people, they liked my work, accepted my style. … I was happy.” He calls himself “El Vale de Michoacán,” after the nickname his late father called him as a child — val-ay, buddy. Two to three times a year he heads to Mexico to perform. Life is good. He is content. But he harbors one more dream, to one day dedicate himself only to his music. Dreams are important, he says. “When you know you can be someone, but you don’t have the means, well, it is dreams that one uses to fight.” Like Ruben did. Un sueño, one dream, at a time. To listen to Ruben Escalera sing, go to www.youtube.com/ watch?v=ZWysVfyFmog. Ann Macari Healey’s column about people, places and issues of everyday life appears every other week. She can be reached at ahealey@coloradocommunitymedia. com or 303-566-4110.

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tleton Invests for Tomorrow, with the stated goal of redevelopment, revitalization and renewal of land along the South Platte River and Little’s Creek. Its president, former city councilmember Jim Taylor, hinted last October that there might be more on the authority’s horizon. “I hope we will get a project to start working on,” he said. “If the city designates an area that needs help, we can use the Riverfront Authority as a vehicle to provide that help. Absolutely, it’s controversial. I do not shy away from controversy.” Most of the other LIFT members have been on council or the planning board at one time or another, as well. They, along with city council, heard from Anne Ricker, a principal with the consulting firm Ricker Cunningham, on Feb. 25. The company specializes in urban renewal and public/ private partnerships, and Ricker explained the process of getting an area designated for urban renewal projects. First, the area has to be declared blighted. State law defines a “blighted area” as

one that “substantially impairs or arrests the sound growth of the municipality, retards the provision of housing accommodations, or constitutes an economic or social liability, and is a menace to the public health, safety, morals, or welfare.” It goes on to list 12 criteria to use as a basis for determining blight, of which the property must meet four. They include deterioration, unsafe or unsanitary conditions, environmental contamination and unusual topography. Ricker stressed that just because a property is in the study area doesn’t mean it’s blighted, but its surrounding infrastructure might be. “This isn’t really a residential question at all, except for maybe the street in front of the residential property,” she said. “It’s a commercial question.” Councilmember Peggy Cole said that regardless, a lot of citizens worry about the fact that urban renewal sometimes involves eminent domain, which council approved the use of when it adopted its economic

plan last year. “We will absolutely not skirt that issue,” said Ricker. “We will talk about it up front.” She also stresses that urban renewal is not a planning process, but a financing mechanism. The authority can issue bonds to help a developer fund a project, or it can share some of the future tax revenue a project will generate. Earlier in the evening, they heard about urban renewal projects in Denver that created Commons Park and the area around it, and one that’s getting under way next month around the Alameda light-rail station. Sam Sharp is the managing director of public finance at DA Davidson, which is handling the Alameda project. He stresses that once Littleton begins this process, council has to stay positive and unified. “For big projects to occur, you’ve got to get the stars to align,” he said. “And to get the stars to align, you’ve got to get them into the same universe.”

news in a hurry the 50th annual Mile High Jazz Festival. The ensemble scored three consecutive superior ratings, and five of the band members received “Outstanding Musicianship Awards” for their solo performances: Charlie Nicolson on drums, Gabreece VanAnne on bass, Matt More on trumpet, Vivian Romano on piano, and Oliva Biggers on trombone. The band is under the direction of Rimas Vaitaitis.

HHS kids hope for prestigious scholarship

Four Heritage High School seniors have been named Daniels Fund Scholarship finalists: Mary Le, Grecia Portillo, Katie Potts and Logan Nelson. Thousands of students from Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming apply

each year for the prestigious scholarship. Out of those, about 375 are named finalists, and 175 from Colorado are named scholars. Scholars will be announced in March. The Daniels Scholarship Program selects young leaders of exceptional character with the motivation to succeed and the desire to give back to their community. The scholars are connected to a wide range of mentors and opportunities, and the scholarships may be applied to any nonprofit, accredited college or university in the United States.

Tree program returns

The City of Littleton continues its annual tree-planting program with 12 species of trees available. On April 19, the

tree committee will distribute 160 trees to Littleton residents who apply by March 21, on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants pay $30 for bare root trees and $50 for “balled and burlapped” trees, which must be planted within the Littleton city limits. Tree photos and descriptions are available on the city website at littletongov.org/trees. The trees may be planted in the public right-of-way or on private property, with an initial limit of six trees per single-family residential property. Participants must make arrangements to pick up and plant their own trees and are responsible for all maintenance, pruning and watering. Detailed tree planting instructions will be provided. Call 303-795-3766 for more information.

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Senate-race shockwaves come with territory When U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner changed course last week from re-election mode to pursuit of the Senate, it was a reminder of just how critical Colorado is in the national political landscape. Gardner was well on his way to being voted back to Washington in the 4th Congressional District, a Republican stronghold made up of farming-based eastern plains counties and conservative Denver suburbs. The congressman’s decision was a personal gamble — if he loses, he’s out of a job — but not so much for the GOP, which seeks to regain control of the upper house. For the Republicans, it was simply putting their best foot forward. The 39-yearold Gardner, labeled a “rising star” in the party in virtually every media report, gives the GOP a chance against Democratic incumbent Mark Udall. That’s something that couldn’t be said with any confidence

our view about the previous field of candidates, which included Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck. Meanwhile, Buck has shifted his sights to Gardner’s House seat, which, unless a high-profile Republican primary challenger emerges, he should be able to garner. The maneuvering strikes us as shrewd, but with Colorado’s primary elections still nearly four months away and the general election eight months off, it’s enough to give some the purple-state blues. Indeed, until the first Tuesday in November, it’s going to be all politics, all the time in this battleground state. If you’re

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Four suicides in 11 days is a truly horrifying statistic. Coroner Lora Thomas reports that although there is no connection between the cases, in her experience there is almost always an underlying mental illness. Suicide and mental illness are not subjects that are comfortable for people to discuss. Parents of children with mental illness live with chaos, fear and feelings of isolation as they attempt to maneuver the fragmented mental health care system in search for help. EMPOWER Colorado is a group, founded in 2000, that hosts two monthly parent support meetings in the south metro area, meeting on the first and third Thursday of every month, from 6-8p.m. at Arapahoe/ Douglas Mental Health, 155 Inverness Drive West. We collaborate with other

organizations, such as NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Arapahoe/Douglas, NAMI Colorado, Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health Network, and the Colorado Department of Education. We don’t know that we can prevent suicides, but the more information families have, the more we can help educate them and offer other resources. We can offer them hope; something many families don’t have. Knowing that there are other families who are struggling with the same issues is very empowering. For more information, please contact 866-213-4631 or Kyvilla@aol.com. Carol Villa, Highlands Ranch Debi Kinder, Highlands Ranch EMPOWER board members and family support advocates

Seeking significance in a signature I have worked very hard on my signature. Have you? It’s imperative to have a snappy signature, if you are an artist. I understood this pretension at a very young age, so once a year, I signed the blank pages in the front of my dictionary. If I had amounted to anything big as an artist, those pages would be worth some good money now. The signatures perceptively changed little by little every year. The signatures I use now have been in use for about 35 years. I have two signatures, no, three. When I sign one of those credit card screens, I just draw a horizontal line. I have seen people try to spell out their name diligently, as if the screen can tell if you are a forger. I sign “cm smith” on checks, letters, and forms. I sign “cms” on all of my artwork. I took a calligraphy workshop at the Denver Art Museum. A very petite Asian woman was the instructor. The class was full, and I had a good time because I appreciate calligraphy. I try to include flowing line work in all of my paintings, and that includes my signature. I watch “Pawn Stars.” Periodically someone comes in with a celebrity’s autograph. One guy had Chuck Berry’s signature on a cheap guitar and wanted thousands of dollars. If I inherited autographs, fine. Otherwise I would never ask for anyone’s autograph, or be an autograph collector. I have said so before. I just don’t get it. Why would I want the autograph of someone who doesn’t even know me? People have asked me to sign my book for them. I sign “cms.” I don’t add anything else, like, “Bon voyage, Omar and Flo.” Picasso had a great signature. He signed “Picasso” on everything he did, and he did a lot. His birth name on a canvas was out of the question. Pablo Diego Jose Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno Maria de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santisima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso. Artist Oscar Kokoschka signed his paintings “O. K.” Georgia O’Keeffe didn’t sign her paintings on the front. “Would you sign your face?” she said. Signatures have become an afterthought, because cursive has become an

afterthought. About the only time that some of us handwrite anything, is when we sign our names. Everything else is done on a computer. A signature can give you a heads up about someone. In “L. A. Story,” Sarah Jessica Parker’s character, Sandy, signs her name like this: “SanDee*.” I would excuse myself and leave by the lavatory window. Freshmen in my drawing classes had the largest signatures, and they liked to sign their names, not discreetly on a corner, but right up there next to the image. Advanced drawing students knew better, and kept it simple, in a corner. What are the world’s most valuable autographs? If you have Neil Armstrong’s you have a very good investment. Babe Ruth’s went for $150,000 in 2005. There are only six existing signatures belonging to William Shakespeare. You’re looking at $3,000,000 or more, if you own one. Shakespeare’s signature is the most valuable one in the world. “Shoeless” Joe Jackson’s signature is highly prized as well, partly because he couldn’t write. It always amuses me when I see a celebrity or an athlete sign something. It is often done without looking. I think Stephen Wright signs his name with invisible ink. You can make invisible ink right at home. Squeeze a lemon into a bowl and add a few drops of water. Write something on a piece of white paper with a cotton swab that was dipped into the lemon juice. Let it dry. When the piece of paper is held up to a light, you will be able to read the message. Mae West had another thought about all of this. “A man’s kiss is his signature.” Craig Marshall Smith is an artist, educator and Highlands Ranch resident. He can be reached at craigmarshallsmith@ comcast.net.

squeamish, you might want to look away as: • Republican Congressman Mike Coffman wages a fight for his political life against Democrat Andrew Romanoff, Colorado’s former speaker of the House. The race is for the 6th Congressional District seat, a post that represents residents of Aurora, Centennial, Highlands Ranch and Littleton, among other areas. Like the Senate battle, it is one that looms large on both major parties’ national radar, and campaigning is already at a fever pitch. • Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper works to fend off a Republican challenger chosen from among a slew of contenders. The field already includes former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo and Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler. It may soon include former Congressman Bob Beauprez, who, as of this writing, hadn’t announced a run

but reportedly was very close to doing so. His entry would certainly enliven the race and perhaps give the GOP a better shot at unseating Hickenlooper, which if achieved, would be a coup celebrated by Republicans across the country. • Republican lawmakers, fueled by the frustration of taking a pounding in consecutive sessions, pull no punches in their attempt to take back the state Legislature. Many issues will be discussed, but make no mistake, the centerpiece is the Second Amendment. The GOP will try to turn gun control legislation passed by the state’s Englew Democratic lawmakers in 2013 against Award them, and national party leaders on both sides will be watching. This could get nasty.Comm There’s an old phrase, one we embrace, that says, “All politics is local.” To that, given the current political climate, we add, “…unless you’re in Colorado.”

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finding the big things It seems as over the past 12 months I have lost or misplaced a half-dozen cellphone chargers. Whether it is the wall charger or the car charger, they just seem to disappear from the wall, my car, my backpack, or my mind. Regardless of where they went, the result is that I find myself right back in the store purchasing another one. Maybe it’s just my memory getting slower and I just can’t remember where I placed them. Perhaps I have left my energy source in any number of power outlets in hotels or airports along the way. All I do know is that they were considered lost and then out of necessity, replaced. Well wouldn’t you know it? At least half of them were found in a recent reorganization of my home and office. So for now I am flush with chargers and ready for technological mobility once again. And there was much rejoicing. Now phone chargers and other small miscellaneous items that get lost are one thing, and if not found they can usually be replaced. We may experience some minor heartburn and headaches, however we usually get past those in a very brief period of time. It becomes a little harder when we think about other things we have lost along the way like relationships, friendships, faith, hope and love. If we only put as much time and effort into finding those lost relationships, mending friendship fences, and restoring hope and faith as we did in finding our cellphone chargers and other small and less meaningful items, I truly believe there would be even more rejoicing. Now a teenager may argue that their

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open up and maintain lines of communication, and that our dedication to our effort to finding what was lost and keeping it is sincere. Have you ever lost something? Have you found it? Is it now in safe keeping? I would love to hear all about it at gotonorton@gmail.com and when we find and keep what once was lost it really will be a better than good week. Michael Norton is a resident of Highlands Ranch, the former President of the Zig Ziglar Corporation and the CEO/Founder of www.candogo.com.

The lake at Little’s Creek Park, commonly known as “Boat Park,” is being dredged to remove a large sediment deposit near the inlet on the east end. The City of Littleton owns the park, which is on the northwest corner of Broadway and Sterne Parkway, and it’s maintained by South Suburban Parks and Recreation. The two entities split the $80,000 price tag to get the work done. The lake had shallowed to 10 feet deep on the east and 5 feet on the west. The banks had eroded, as well, threatening the compressors and the trail. Photo by Jennifer Smith

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Florence (Kroiss) Stephens Long-time Ridgewood resident, Florence (Kroiss) Stephens died Feb. 27 from Alzheimer’s disease, just short of the 87 year mark. Flo was married to Jack Stephens who died in 2000. She is survived by twins and seven great-granddaughters. Life Celebration at the Buck Center, Friday, March 14th, 2p.m. In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association or Alzheimer’s research.

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The Greater Englewood Chamber of Commerce honored longtime Englewood Herald reporter Tom Munds with its Lifetime Achievement Award during its annual banquet on Feb. 27. “If you want to know what’s going on in Englewood, Tom’s the guy to ask,” said Jason White, chamber president. Munds is a familiar sight in Englewood, having covered it for 37 years with camera, pen and notebook at the ready. The burly old-school reporter describes himself as “mean, grouchy and hard to get along with,” but he’s always quick with a pithy retort or humorous vignette on any topic. Munds began his journalism career during his 21 years in the U.S. Air Force, which included service in the Vietnam War. He eventually landed as a public information officer at Lowry Air Force Base, writing for the base’s newspaper and freelancing for the Sentinel chain. He retired from the service on Dec. 31, 1976, and went on to complete his journalism degree at Metropolitan State University in Denver. In 1977, the Sentinel chain hired him to report on and shoot photos of high-school sports at nine schools, including Englewood High School. The beat was eventually pared down to schools in Englewood and neighboring Littleton. In 1986, he was assigned to cover the entire community of Englewood, which he’s been doing ever since. Today, the Herald is part of a group of weeklies known as Colorado Community Media. When he isn’t working for the paper, Munds is actively involved in his church, often participating in humanitarian missions. He enjoys traveling, visiting places like Nicaragua, Israel and Western Europe. In November 2012, he checked an item off of his bucket list by traveling to Kenya on a photo safari. “Daily we were also on the lookout for elusive animals like lions, cheetahs and leopards,” he wrote of his journey. “Thus, each day was an adventure as we traveled the roads seeking to get the opportunity to take good photographs. Even so, a couple good photos were missed because I was so fascinated by the beauty of the animals I didn’t focus and click the shutter.” Family is also very important to him, and he still misses his wife, Alva, who died on Feb. 3, 2011. He met her in May 1958 on a Greyhound bus as a young Air Force Airman First Class. They were engaged 10 days later, and married on Aug. 18 of that year in Mobile, Ala. They had three children, Gayle, Martha and Thomas. “My wife and three children at home, they were my support, they were my rock,” Munds told the chamber members. “And I’ve made a lot of very, very good friends in this community.”

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Carmela Geselbracht left us on February 5, 2014 at Nanaimo, British Columbia. Carmela was born on March 10, 1925 in Wilmar, (San Gabriel), CA, the daughter of Camilo Loschi and Lena Agnello and sister of her older brothers Bob and Franklin who both predeceased her. Following her father’s death in 1942, and the end of the war, Carmela and her mother Lena traveled to Italy in 1946 where they were the guests of the Uruguayan ambassador for 6 months until they were able to gain passage on an American troop ship back to New York. In 1949 Carmela met and soon married her ex-army captain and engineer husband Willis George Geselbracht. Their 5 children – Will Wyn, Bruce, Lance, Kurt and Laura – soon followed over the next 9 years. Carmela was an active member of the Burbank Junior Women’s’ Club, modeled new fashions and otherwise supervised her children’s’ many school, church and athletic activities: a daunting task but one

lia/New Zealand as well as the wild expanses of Canada where the younger Geselbrachts were establishing their homes. relished by our “latin” Following Willis’ passmother! ing in 1994, Carmela In 1968 the Geselcontinued her many brachts moved to adventures, now in the Carmichael, California company of her grandwhere Carmela comchildren- Benjamin, menced her career as Daniel, Michael, David, actress, set and costume Nadya and Zahra - who designer and director were all willing companof many musicals with ions. Whether collecting the Jesuit High School sea glass on the beaches “Spring Fling” annual of Vancouver Island and productions. Following in Florida, or spinning a short and rainy stay late night stories off the in Beaverton, Oregon, top of her head to her Carmela, Willis and grandchildren Carmela Laura moved to Littlecontinued to be a “force ton, CO in 1975. With an of nature” and a dynamever-expanding circle ic personality to all that of friends and fellow she met. Carmela relucartists Carmela refined tantly sold her home in her talent in clay and Littleton then said goodbronze sculptures, many bye to her many friends of which still grace her there in 2011 and spent children’s homes. She her final years as the lovwas also an active mem- ing “mater familia” with ber of the Littleton Town her “Canadian” sons and Hall Players and confamily in Nanaimo. tributed her skills both Although the final curonstage and backstage tain has come down on designing many wonthis exceptional act, we derful costumes. Wilwill always have Carlis and Carmela fueled mela’s beautiful smile their wanderlust over and generous spirit the next 20 years with with us. To contact the yearly holidays to Asia, family please email Kurt Europe, South America, Geselbracht at kgesel@ the Middle East, Austra- mac.com.


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Chief Doug Stephens (lower right) recently promoted (from top left)Cmdr. Hal Mandler, Sgt. Rob Eich, Sgt. Brian Rauzi, Cpl. Shawn Carlson, Div. Chief Kim Ferber, Cpl. John Strong, (from lower left) Cmdr. Jim Werder, Sgt. Dave Scott, Div. Chief Gene Enley, Cpl. Jim Hanna and (not pictured) Sgt. Tim Kampmann. Courtesy photo

Rank and file wary of chief’s choices Stephens leaves Coogan’s division chiefs in place By Jennifer Smith

jsmith@coloradocommunitymedia.com Littleton Police Chief Doug Stephens recently announced the interim division chiefs put in place by former Chief Heather Coogan will remain in those positions, and the rank and file is not pleased. “It is the concern of the union board that morale will remain low, especially when many members had a one-on-one meeting with Chief Stephens to express their own concerns with issues here at the police department prior to the DC promotions,” Officer Steve Keliiholokai, president of the FOP No. 26 Littleton Police Officers Association, writes in a statement. Stephens says he feels that since Gene Enley and Kim Ferber had been serving as division chiefs for a year, they already had the experience to continue on. And since he

just took the helm in June, he didn’t think it would be good for the organization if the three people highest in command were all new. “I really felt like all four who applied could do these jobs and do them well, so I couldn’t go wrong,” he said. “It really was a matter of experience, and these two had done such an exceptional job over the interim.” The other two applicants were Trent Cooper and Sean Dugan, both commanders. Dugan announced last week that he’s retiring from LPD and moving on to be chief of police at Red Rocks Community College. Dugan was at the heart of the wiretapping controversy of 2011, when it was found that Bill Christensen, a commander at the time, had listened to more than 30 of Dugan’s phone calls after a recording system was installed on some officers’ phones without their knowledge. No criminal charges were ever filed after an investigation by the Chief continues on Page 9

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jsmith@coloradocommunitymedia.com Chief Doug Stephens has been on the job about nine months now, and changes are starting to be evident. “Law enforcement is a profession that’s always changing and evolving,” he said. “It’s hard, but it’s great work. It’s motivating.” Perhaps most noticeable to the public is the return of the specialenforcement team, which focuses on gangs, drugs, graffiti, sex offenders and similar crimes, as well as pattern crimes and “hot spots,” said Stephens. They attend community meetings and work with events like Western Welcome Stephens Week, and will help South Suburban Parks and Recreation rangers patrol the trails. “I want them to be high visibility, on bikes and on foot,” he said. “They should really seem a little bit more community oriented.” Former Chief Heather Coogan disbanded the SET team in the summer of 2012, saying vacancies in the department had created a need to return those officers to patrol. That October, Littleton saw its first gang-related murder. Stephens also renewed the department’s relationship with the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office, sending a detective to the sheriff’s new impact team. It replaced the South Metro Drug Task Force, which disbanded in November 2012. The impact team, or ACIT, has a broader scope, focusing on pattern crimes and gang activity, not just drugs.

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“This allows us to utilize resources from other jurisdictions in exchange for sending them a body,” he said. “They’ll still do a lot of narcotics stuff.” Such collaboration is new to Stephens, having come from the Denver Police Department. It’s big enough to not have to reach out often for help. Watching the Arapahoe High School tragedy unfold from the new regional command center in Greenwood Village, he was impressed by the response. “Just watching the different agencies come together, it happened very seamlessly,” he said. “They all knew each other by name. It was awesome.” Also ratcheting up LPD’s war on drugs is another K9, Koda, who is expected to arrive from Europe before the end of March. He’ll join Sabor, allowing for coverage throughout the entire week. A donation from a citizen provided the funding for a second drug-sniffing dog, said Stephens. Saying he’s a data-driven guy, Stephens recently hired a part-time crime analyst. LPD hasn’t had one since 2010. Stephens also formed a committee of employees and community members to look at discipline policies after hearing concerns about fairness and favoritism. Coogan disbanded a similar committee after taking the helm in 2007; it had been formed after her predecessor, Gary Maas, left in a cloud of controversy. And despite some consternation from the police association surrounding his first round of promotions, Stephens feels like he made the best choice under the circumstances. “It’s best for the organization, and it’s time to move forward,” he said. “… Everybody who tested could do those jobs. Everybody has the heart and the desire. I know as chief, not all of my decisions are going to be popular.”

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Bill seeks to ban cigarette Chief sales to those under 21 Continued from Page 8

Some lawmakers call it a `nanny state’ measure By Vic Vela

vvela@coloradocommunitymedia.com Cigarette sales to persons under 21 would be illegal under a bipartisan bill that is making its way through the Legislature. But whether the measure becomes law is another story as the effort is certain to receive push back from members of the bill sponsor’s own party who say the prohibition is an example of “nanny state” government. State Rep. Cheri Gerou, R-Evergreen, calls her effort to make it more difficult for kids to smoke “a battle worth having.” Right now, persons who are at least 18 can purchase and possess cigarettes. That would change under Gerou’s bill. The bill provides a grandfather clause for those who are 18 when the law would go into effect on July 1. “We’re not going to change the habits of people 18, that’s why we put in the grandfather clause,” Gerou said. “The point of the bill is to take it out of high schools.” Gerou said that 90 percent of people who smoke into adulthood pick up the habit when they are young teenagers. Gerou’s bill aims to put a dent in the number of youths who begin smoking at young ages. “Granted, they’re still going to find out a way to get (cigarettes), but if we can diminish that, that’s the point of the bill,” she said. Gerou said the bill could be amended to allow persons under 21 to smoke if they have a military I.D.

A Senate Republican, Steve King of Grand Junction, and two Democrats have joined as co-sponsors of the bill, which recently passed the Democrat majority House Health, Insurance and Environment Committee following a party-line vote. The bill has to pass through a couple more committees before it reaches the House floor. But some Republicans see the bill as government overreach. “It just seems to me that we’re trying to prohibit each and every thing that has been the norm in society for some time,” said Rep. Bob Gardner, R-Colorado Springs. “It’s the equivalent to prohibition to me.” Rep. Chris Holbert, R-Parker, echoed Gardner’s sentiments. “I think it is increasing troubling that we are limiting choice for law-abiding citizens,” he said. “Does that mean I lack compassion for kids who get cancer? No, but its not the proper role of government to make those decisions for people, especially adults.” The bill faces a tough road, if a recent House vote on a separate “nanny state” effort provides any indication. The House recently passed a bill that would ban youths under 18 from using tanning beds. All GOP members, including Gerou, joined four Democrats in voting against the bill. The bill will face a tough road in the Senate. Gerou said she is “fully expecting” arguments against her bill that were similar to those made against the tanning bill. “I’m expecting to be beaten up about it,” Gerou said. “I always survive. I don’t know if the bill will, but it’s a battle worth having.”

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Village Chief Michelle Tovrea, and Littleton resident Sue Hanson. Keliiholokai said the membership was really hoping to make a clean break from the Coogan era. “Coogan’s management style was that of `leadership by fear and intimidation’ and produced the worst morale of all the city employees at that time,” he writes, referring to an employee survey conducted in 2012. “Coogan and her two division chiefs, Christensen and Brandt, openly announced they were in a gladiator circle, where she was in the middle and all of her commanders were surrounding her facing outward, protecting her from the officers. Unfortunately, we feel as though the commanders that she put in place when she left have adopted that same management style.” But, added Keliiholokai, the members have a lot of faith in Stephens. “I think morale has improved greatly since Chief Stephens arrived,” he said. “That’s evident by the fact that no one has been demoted in a year, and no internal complaints have arisen. We want him to succeed.” Stephens says the state of the department’s morale depends on who you ask. “Some are pretty happy, and some still want to see some more change,” he said. “There are always going to be people on both sides. I try to hear people and listen to what they’re saying. We’re never done, we’re always evolving and changing. Sometimes you feel kind of overwhelmed, there’s so much responsibility.”


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March 6, 2014

Hickenlooper touts ‘rigorous’ new oil, gas rules Says air will be cleaner `than it was before fracking’ By Vic Vela

vvela@coloradocommunitymedia.com Gov. John Hickenlooper was lauded by energy industry leaders and environmental groups on Feb. 25, two days after a state commission approved sweeping new air pollution rules that will regulate oil and gas activity in the state. The new rules will make Colorado the first state to impose regulations designed to detect and reduce climate-harming methane emissions. “They are the strongest rules on air pollution ever adopted in the U.S.,” said Fred Krupp, the national leader of the Environmental Defense Fund. “It is really a model for the nation.” The rules, approved by an 8-1 vote of the Colorado Air Quality Commission on Feb. 23, came as a result of Hickenlooper’s calls for tougher rules aimed at protecting Colorado’s air. “We (now) have the most rigorous air and water regulations around oil and gas in the country, without question,” the governor said at a Capitol press conference. “I think that goes a long way toward demonstrating to people that this trio of (environmental) nonprofits, the (oil and gas) indus-

‘They are the strongest rules on air pollution ever adopted in the U.S. It’s really a model for the nation.’ Fred Krupp, national leader of Environmental Defense Fund try, and the government, that if we work hard enough and are willing to make those compromises, we can make real progress.” Larry Wolk, director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, said the adoption of the new regulations “truly are a significant achievement.” Wolk said the new rules will reduce more than 92,000 tons of organic compound emissions annually. The VOC emissions contribute to “ground-level” ozone depletion and smog, which can lead to health affects such as increased asthma attacks and respiratory conditions. The rules will also reduce 60,000 tons of methane emissions each year. The natural gas causes a greenhouse effect when it leaks into the atmosphere. In addition, the rules target hydrocarbon emissions that also have ozone and climate change impacts. The new rules are expected to take effect mid-April. However, Wolk said it will take several years to implement all the reg-

ulations. The key will be the installation of infrared cameras that will be used to detect air pollution at oil and gas sites, he said. The work in getting the regulations put in place made for strange bedfellows among environmental advocates and those in the energy industry. “What this is about is smart and costeffective regulations,” said Ted Brown of Noble Energy. “What this is about is making sure that oil and natural gas is developed in the safest way possible.” Not everyone is in love with the new rules. The Colorado Oil and Gas Association argued for softer regulations. However, COGA’s Tisha Schuler, who attended the press conference, said her group is ready to move on. “We did not get everything we wanted in this rule, but the rule passed so we’re focused on moving forward,” she said. “And we’re going to emphasize how can we implement these rules cost effectively.” Hickenlooper also used the press con-

ference to maintain his support of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in Colorado. Fracking has received a great deal of attention of late, with five cities in the state having placed some form of ban or limitations on the practice — the state is currently suing the city of Longmont over its voter-approved fracking ban. Add to that, a potential November ballot initiative would ask Colorado voters to give municipalities the ability to decide for themselves what kinds of activities occur within city limits, including fracking. The governor, who is a geologist, acknowledged the “friction” surrounding the fracking issue while voicing support of the practice. “There is a group that wants to ban all hydrocarbons; they want to ban fracking,” he said. “I think what we demonstrated (through the new rules) is that we’re going to make the air cleaner than it was before fracking.” Hickenlooper talked about the oftencontentious split estate issues, where dual property ownership can lead to “character of neighborhood versus the value of retirement” battles over residents’ and mineral rights. “These are closely held values that are hard to negotiate,” he said. “But in the end, when they’re in conflict, we’ve got to figure out how to negotiate and how to find a compromise.”

Littleton Business Coalition learns of Littleton’s Calendar of Events best kept secret For a complete calendar of South Metro Denver company’s history from Carl Norgren inventing an air lubrication system drawing on a cocktail napkin in 1927 to moving the company to Littleton in 1960 and the ensuing acquisition by IMI, a British company in 1972. Subsequent growth has been accomplished both organically and through acquisition of related companies both in the United Vice President and General Manager Brian Crowe speaks to the States and abroad. The company’s products basically Littleton Business Coalition about the company and its long legacy manage the control of fluids, whether that in the Littleton community. be air, water or petroleum-based liquids “Norgren is an extremely well-kept through 3 base platforms: Indoor climate, secret, and we need to change that.” That severe services, and fluid power. Indoor was the introduction to international climate control is accomplished via fluid valve giant Norgren by Vice water-based heating and cooling systems President and General Manager Brian in large commercial and residential Crowe at a recent Littleton Business buildings. Severe services refers to Coalition (LBC)meeting. “We are a Norgren control systems in use for power great place to work... From a recruiting generation, oil & gas, and petrochemical perspective we are trying to raise the applications. Fluid power is the profile of Norgren - who we are and what company’s base on which it was founded we do,” he continued. with systems and applications in many The Littleton Business Coalition, industries including food & beverage, a working group of the South Metro commercial vehicles, rail, life sciences, Denver Chamber, meets monthly to energy, and industrial automation. collaborate and create remarkable “We do what we call ‘Engineering relationships within the Littleton business Advantage’ - we solve problems and community. “The Littleton Business then we build and sell those solutions Coalition is working to create a diverse to the individuals. We develop high 21st century business environment in performance products, we give a unique 19th century community,” exceptional local service, we do according to LBC Chair and Chamber innovation both on the technical level Board member, Norman Stucker of as well as how we interact with our PADT Colorado. customers. It is an intimacy we develop The group’s February meeting took with our clients to understand their needs place at Norgren’s world headquarters in Littleton last week. The almost featureless and develop solutions to their problems,” stated Crowe. blonde brick buildings hidden away Crowe concluded with an overview of from the city’s main thoroughfares by the company’s passion for community apartment buildings, car lots and an involvement. Norgren is a major antique mall houses an impressive multisupporter for East Elementary School’s national company. Founded in 1925 by backpack program as well as the school’s Carl Norgren working out of his Denver internal food bank for area families. home, the company now boasts 6,000 The LBC then heard from Littleton employees world-wide offering sales and Public Schools (LPS) Superintendant service in 75 countries and producing Scott Murphy. The school leader thanked $1.3 Billion in sales in 2012. the Littleton community for coming Littleton Mayor Phil Cernanec together during and after the Arapahoe introduced Crowe and related the fact that Littleton’s founder Richard Little was High School shooting. “A huge thank you... I have never seen a community “...an engineer who became a farmer and close ranks around itself and say ‘We will city founder,” while Carl Norgren was a take care of ourselves.’” “...farmer who became an engineer and Murphy went on to give an update on company founder.” Crowe went on to explain the the district’s plans for the $80 Million

bond election which was passed last November. “Since 1905 the citizens of Littleton have approved every bond election asked for by the school district. The community agrees with me that there is nothing more important than the education of our children.” LPS Chief Operations Officer Diane Doney, and Director of Operations and Maintenance Terry Davis gave a brief overview of the physical plant renovations which will be taking place over the next few years. Most improvements will be internal mechanical and building updates “... in order to create a better learning environment while trying not to affect the current learning environment,” according to Davis. In closing, Chamber COO and Director of Economic Development Jeff Holwell asked the business leaders to get involved in the South Metro Denver Economic Development Group’s Business Retention and Expansion initiative. Through making direct, in-person contact with local primary employers, the group’s goal is “...to ensure the wealth creating companies in Littleton are communicated with, thanked, and appropriately engaged as important businesses within the city,” according to Holwell. For more information on the Littleton Business Coalition or other Chamber groups, visit our web site at www. bestchamber.com or call 303-795-0142 x112.

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(l to r)Norman Stucker of PADT and Chair of the Littleton Business Coalition (LBC), Littleton Mayor Phil Cernanec, Littleton Public School Superintendent Scott Murphy, Jason Dunkel of Littleton Adventist Hospital, and Norgren VP and General Manager Brian Crowe exchange greetings before the LBC Meeting.


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Libby Bortz’s life’s work honored Clinical social worker values justice, equality; gets national recognition By Jennifer Smith

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Former Littleton Independent publisher Houstoun Waring learned the hard way that Libby Bortz is a force to be reckoned with. When he named her Littleton’s Outstanding Citizen in 1973, the headline proclaimed the “doctor’s wife” had won. He was immediately deluged with letters letting him know that Libby Bortz most certainly didn’t need to be known simply as somebody’s wife, having earned her master’s degree from the University of Denver in 1967 and being herself a very highly accomplished licensed clinical social worker. Now, 41 years later and nearly 80 years old, Bortz is as much of a force as ever. “I skied double diamonds yesterday,” she laughs. Bortz’s years of hard work and passion are being recognized March 6 with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Colorado chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. It joins a long list of honors, including being named Outstanding Alumnus by the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work and having Littleton Housing Authority’s assisted-living facility named after her. “That’s my favorite, because it’s ongoing,” she said. “There are 116 people who will have a place to live that’s a really good place.” Bortz grew up in a small town in New York, with only three other people in her graduating class. Her father was ATT the pharmacist who never hesitated to help a neighbor in No in need, she said, and her mother helped run the store with a muc We heart of gold. bu “I saw them helping people, and I saw the appreciation the community had,” she said. A When it was time for college, Bortz knew she wanted to see more of the world, so it was off to the University of Michigan. F “My mother told me, `Remember, you’ve got to have an educated heart, not just an educated mind,’ ” she said. Her major was public-health administration, at the time an experimental curriculum. She was one of just four to pursue it, and the only woman. “I realize now that even then I was operating on the belief that if you make everyone healthy, it will be a better Br world,” she said. Her first real job out of college was as a statistician for Tri-County Health Department, which brought her to Littleton. But sensing there was more out there for her, she decided to pursue a medical degree at the University of Colorado at the age of 26. “The dean of admissions told me I was too old,” she re- Cast members. “That I was an old lady.” So she sued and won, and today she sits on the school’s Medical School Admissions Committee. But along the way, she became very interested in wom- • On en’s issues, which contributed to her passion for social “Th work. “I decided that what we needed to do was something to begin changing community attitudes about women, and to empower women,” she said. She was working as a therapist at the Arapahoe Mental Health Center, and realized that a lot of women were showing signs of depression. A lot of them were like her — single moms trying to work and go to school to make better lives for their families. At the time, she says, there were 42 million divorced women with children living in poverty. Honor continues on Page 24


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Bill aims to help ‘turnaround’ schools Replaces unfunded School Academy Leadership Program By Vic Vela

vvela@coloradocommunitymedia.com State Sen. Rachel Zenzinger, D-Arvada, is hoping to lend a hand in turning around struggling schools, through a bill that is making its way through the Legislature. “We see this as an important issue that needs to be addressed right away,” Zenzinger said. “All of these schools and districts are on

the clock.” Schools are designated turnaround status for factors that include standardized testing scores and graduation rates that are not up to par. The schools are then given five years to greatly improve their performance or else face state intervention, which could lead to schools having to shut their doors. Senate Bill 124 would set up a grant program that would assist in leadership training for school administrators and teachers at schools that are on turnaround status, in hopes of getting them on the right track. Zenzinger said in a re-

cent meeting with reporters that 16 school districts are on turnaround status, which impacts about 100,000 students across the state. “It’s a very disruptive process to communities and it’s very important to do whatever we can before they hit the clock,” she said. The bill sets up the “School Turnaround Leaders Development Program,” which will contract with experts who would award grants that provide training to underperforming schools and school districts. The new program replaces the current School Leadership Academy Pro-

gram. The Legislature created the existing program in 2008 and it was meant to provide professional development training to public school principals. However, the board that was put in place to oversee the SLA program hasn’t met in three years, nor has the program been funded. The new program would operate through the Colorado Department of Education, with the Legislature appropriating grant funding on an annual basis. The Legislative Council estimates the state expenditures for the program to be $2 million for each of the next two fiscal years.

The bill does not require turnaround schools to seek assistance through the program, only those that see the program as a good fit. Recognizing that each turnaround school deals with its own set of issues, Zenzinger said that part of the grant funding allows for customized training. “A school that is in turnaround in rural Colorado is facing very different issues than a school in Aurora, for example,” she said. The bill is receiving support from several stakeholders in the education community, including the Colorado Education Association and the League of Charter Schools. However, not everyone is on board with the bill, as evidenced by a Feb. 27 party-line vote in the Dem-

ocrat majority Senate Education Committee. Sen. Mark Scheffel, RParker, is concerned that the bill would wrestle away local control from school boards that already have these kinds of programs available. “I think we need to be judicious about not interfering with those relationships,” he said. Sen Scott Renfroe, RGreeley, said the bill is “frustrating” because of the new bureaucracy it puts in place. “Where does the buck stop?” he said. “Who is going to be in charge of this program? Where’s the accountability?” The bill now heads to a separate committee before it receives a vote by the full Senate.

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Youth tanning ban bill advances Four Dems join GOP in casting no votes By Vic Vela

vela@coloradocommunitymedia.com Legislation that would prohibit minors from using tanning beds passed the House on Feb. 27. But the bill is hardly guaranteed to pass the Senate, as four House Democrats joined all Republicans in voting against the bill. The bill passed following a 33-31 vote. Rep. Cherylin Peniston, D-Westminster, said her bill “literally saves lives” and cited rising melanoma rates among children as motivation behind the effort. But Republicans said the bill was akin

to a “nanny state” government that takes away decision making from parents. Peniston has tried unsuccessfully in previous legislative sessions to get a youth tanning ban passed at the Capitol. This year’s effort is the toughest bill yet because it calls for a complete artificial tanning device prohibition for youths under 18, without exception. A provision that would have allowed for kids to tan with permission from a doctor has been stripped from the bill. Business owners would face fines of up to $2,000 if they allow persons under 18 to use their tanning devices. More than 30 states have some sort of limitations on youth tanning in place. Colorado currently has no youth tanning restrictions. “Can we please save lives of our young adults who don’t have the knowledge to

legislative briefs Cyberbullying bill advances

A bill that would make cyberbullying a crime passed a House committee with unanimous support on Feb. 25. House Bill 1131 would make it a misdemeanor when “a child or a teenager is harassed, humiliated, embarrassed, threatened or tormented using digital technology,” according to Rep. Rhonda Fields, D-Aurora, the bill’s sponsor. The bill passed the House Education committee following a 12-0 vote. The legislation heads to another committee before it gets a vote on the House floor.

Execution reprieve limits bill fails

A Republican bill that would have put tighter restrictions on the governor’s ability to provide reprieves for death row inmates failed in a House committee on Feb. 24. Through House Bill 1197, Rep. Libby Szabo, R-Arvada, sought to limit governors to just 90 days to seek a death penalty reprieve, and only for the purposes of “administrative difficulties in carrying out the execution,” the bill’s fiscal note states. The bill was a response to Gov. John Hickenlooper’s decision to grant a reprieve to convicted murderer Nathan Dunlap, who killed four people at an Aurora Chuck E. Cheese restaurant in 1993.

Gay tax bill signed into law

Gov. John Hickenlooper on Feb. 27 signed a bill into law that gives gay married couples living in Colorado the ability to file joint state tax returns. Senate Bill 19 requires that gay couples who married out of state or in another country, and who now reside here, file their state taxes the same as they do at the federal level, either through joint or individual returns. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Pat Steadman, D-Denver, follows last year’s Internal Revenue Service ruling, which determined that legally married same-sex couples are also considered married for federal tax purposes.

Handgun permit renewals to ease

A bill that would expand concealed handgun permit renewals passed a Senate committee on Feb. 26. Current law requires permit holders to renew their permits with the county sheriff who issued them. House Bill 1166 would allow non-temporary permits to be renewed in the counties where they reside. The bill also applies to counties where a permit holder maintains a second home or owns or leases a business property. The bill passed the Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee and now heads to the Senate for a full vote. The legislation had previously passed the House.

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decide if this is a good idea?” Peniston said during a House floor debate that preceded the bill’s passage. Republicans called Peniston’s bill an example of government overreach. Rep. Bob Gardner, R-Colorado Springs, said there are other kinds of hazards that pose threats to children, but the state doesn’t ban them all. “It just seems to me that, while this is well-intentioned, it is an overreach for what is an incremental risk each and every time,” Gardner said, using the words “nanny state” as he spoke against the bill. Rep. Chris Holbert, R-Parker, slammed it as being an intrusive effort of a heavyhanded government. Rep. Cheri Gerou, R-Evergreen, meanwhile, tried to amend the bill to allow children who are 16 and 17 to use tanning beds, so long as they get

permission from their parents. “There’s going to a backlash of parents,” Gerou said. “The backlash is going to be, `I’m a parent. I love my child. I think I know what’s best for my child.” Gerou — who is sponsoring her own bill that would prohibit the sale of cigarettes to persons under 21 — urged for support of her amendment, but the effort failed. “Like we do with cigarettes, with marijuana, we recognize that these things are not good for young people,” Peniston said. House Speaker Mark Ferrandino of Denver and Reps. Jovan Melton of Aurora, Ed Vigil of Fort Garland and Jonathan Singer of Longmont were the four Democrats who voted against the bill. Singer called the bill “unenforceable.” The bill now heads to the Senate.


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Mardi Gras merriment

Living the La La land lifestyle Mikael Padilla, local hair stylist and owner of Mikael Padilla Salon at 300 Fillmore St. in Cherry Creek, was in La La land last weekend for a trip to the Oscars. Padilla attended the March 2 Academy Awards with friend and client, Taryn Rose, an orthopedic surgeon-turned shoe designer. You can see her designs at www. tarynrose.com. Rose is a Vietnamese refuge and became a doctor like her father before creating a successful shoe business, designed out of frustration with shoes that left women with aching feet. Padilla also had an appointment to color Camila Alves’ hair on March 1. Who is that you ask? Only the wife of Best Actor nominee Matthew McConaughey, nominated for his work in “Dallas Buyers Club.”

Fallon takes `pot’ shot at Colorado

Downtown Littleton was decked out in purple and gold Feb. 28 and March 1 as crowds bustled around checking out what the dining establishments were offering during the Historic Downtown Littleton Merchants’ Mardi Gras celebration. At Olde Towne Tavern, the catfish po’boys were a hit, and customers were enchanted by an array of beads and trinkets supplied by Reinke Bros. Halloween and Costume Store. Here, Julianne Fiedler, left, helps Gilbert Lucero and Ginger Saint-Amour ponder their bead choices. Photo by Jennifer Smith

Eye of the Camera Exhibition opens Littleton show running through March 30 By Sonya Ellingboe

sellingboe@coloradocommunitymedia. com “Yguazu (Big Water),” a misty, mystical, magical color photograph by Fernando Bozo was awarded “Best of Show, Color” by juror Jeffrey Rupp in the 48th Annual Eye of the Camera Exhibition. “It stood out from the beginning,” said Rupp of the photo taken at dusk on the multiple falls on the Yguazu River, a Unesco Heritage Site that touches Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. When the photo was shot, it had been raining, the river was about 10 times its average volume, and it started to rain again hard just after he got his exposure —which gives him a reason to return, he figures. One can see the numerous smaller falls and the path of the river dividing Argentina and Brazil. He and his wife said at the exhibits reception at the Littleton Museum that family members they were visiting were so apologetic about the rain, but they figure it was good, after all, with this award.

if you go Eye of the Camera is at the Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton through March 30. Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free. 303795-3950.

Spanking new “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon took a pot shot at our own Gov. John Hickenlooper Feb. 25 by making jest of Colorado’s legal retail marijuana laws. “Colorado expects to make $100 million from taxing legalized marijuana,” the comedian said. “Governor John Hickenlooper (big audience laugh at the name) says he will use a lot of that money to build new schools. Suggested names? “U. Holden Academy, Hot Pocket Prep and St. Mary Jane’s.”

Seth Meyers coming to Colorado

Speaking of NBC late-night hosts: Seth Meyers, the new host of NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” will perform live at The Ellie Caulkins Opera House on Sept. 13. Meyers replaced Fallon as host of “Late Night” on Feb. 24. Tickets for the show are $49.50 to $59.50 and went on sale Feb. 28. Proceeds will benefit The Zarlengo Foundation, a Colorado-based 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization whose guiding principle is to support families of learning disabled children. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to schools and programs in the community that provide specialized education for children with learning disabilities, including but not limited to language-based, attention and nonverbal disabilities such as dyslexia and attention deficit disorder.

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Yguazu (Big Water)” by Fernando Boza, was named Best of Show by juror Jeffrey Rupp in the 2014 Eye of the Camera Exhibit, presented by the Littleton Fine Arts Board at the Littleton Museum through March 30. The Boulder resident, who works in Lone Tree, says he is an amateur who has photographed nature and wildlife in Africa, Australia, South America, etc. He “generally finds inspiration in and around Colorado — whether it is the Rocky Mountain National Park, Mount Evans, Yellowstone — or at the Boulder Reservoir. There were 113 photographers who entered 328 images for this always-popular show. Of those, Rupp selected 76 photos by 60 photographers for a lively, inviting exhibit. In addition to jurying the show at the Littleton Museum, Rupp owns the Denver School of Photography, with locations in the Santa Fe Arts District and Park Hill,

where he teaches at all levels and has a gallery. Other awards were: Best of Show Black and White: “Kanarra Creek” by Robert Lace; Best of Show Darkroom (vs. digital): “The Lionfish” by Conor Culver. (Lace, Culver and Bozo will hold a three-man show next year as a reward.) First Place Color: “Indian Child Dancer;” by Charles Lehman; First Place Black and White: “Wind Storm” by Carol Walker; Second Place Color: “Rialto Gondolier” by Sam Dichter; Second Place Black and White: “Las Trancas Cowboy” by Ron Cooper. The exhibit, put on by the Littleton Fine Arts Board runs through March 30.

Got a burger budget to burn? Zagat has some ideas on where to go and one of those m selected was TAG Burger Bar in Denver’s Congress Park neighborhood. The Zagateers wrote: “Troy Guard’s funky Congress Park tavern opened well over a year ago, and still no one’s managed to outdo his Andrew Jackson burger — a $20 topping.” TAG Burger Bar is located at 1222 Madison St.

The seen and heard

Actor John C. McGinley dined at Elway’s Cherry Creek on Feb. 17. McGinley is most notable for his roles as Perry Cox in “Scrubs,” Bob Slydell in “Office Space,” Captain Hendrix in the “The Rock,” Sgt. Red O’Neill in Oliver Stone’s “Platoon” and Marv in Stone’s “Wall Street.” His most recent role was playing sportscaster Red Barber in the Jackie Robinson biopic, “42.” He was in town for the Global Down Syndrome FounParker continues on Page 15


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Williams’ classic at Lone Tree

curtain time

“The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams will be presented March 7-9 at Lone Tree Art Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, by Phamaly Theatre Company, a remarkable group of performers with a wide variety of physical, cognitive and emotional abilities, who give an extra edge to this moving story. Performances: 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. March 7; 8 p.m. March 8; 1:30 p.m. March 9. Tickets: $26-$38 ($15 at 10 a.m. 3/7.) 720-509-1000, www. phamaly.org.

A Voice of Reason…

The highly inventive Robert Dubac, known for “The Male Intellect: an Oxymoron,” will return to the Avenue Theater, 417 E. 17th Ave. in Denver with a new one-man show March 7 to 23: “The Book of Moron.” Dubac deals

with his Inner Voice of Reason, Inner Idiot, Common Sense, Inner Child, and more… Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $26.50/$23.50. 303-321-5925 or www.avenuetheater.com.

Guilty or not?

“12 Angry Men” by Reginald Rose plays March 7-30 at Cherry Creek Theatre, Shaver Ramsey Showroom, 2414 E. 3rd Ave., Denver. Bernie Cardell is director of a strong cast. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 6:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: 303-80-6578 or www. cherrycreektheatre.org.

Enchantment reigns

“Goblin Market” by Polly Pen and Peggy Harmon, with music by Polly Pen, plays through March 15 at Spark Theater, 985 Santa Fe Dr., Denver.

FAHRENHEIT 451

Adapted from a poem by Christina Rosetti about two Victorian sisters who revisited their early years in a woodland filled by enticing goblins. Performances: 7:30 Fridays, Saturdays (No show March 7, but there will be an open house for First Friday in the Art District.) Tickets: $20, www.sparktheater.org, 720-346-7396.

Lake Dillon Theatre Company

“Other Desert Cities” by Jon Robin Baitz will play through March 23 at the Lake Dillon Theatre, 176Lake Dillon Dr., Dillon. Christopher Alleman directs this tense family drama. Performances: select Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm.; select Sunday matinees at 1:30 p.m. Tickets start at $29, www.lakedillontheatre.org, 970-513-9386.

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ROCKY MOUNTAIN BRASSWORKS

Aquila Theatre Company in Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. Produced by special arrangement with the Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois.

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March 6, 2014

‘Ascending Light’ a team effort Original choreography by Gregory Dawson featured

IF YOU GO

By Sonya Ellingboe

sellingboe@coloradocommunitymedia. com In October 2011, the board of directors of the former David Taylor Dance Theatre voted unanimously to change the name to Dawson|Wallace Dance Project. The David Taylor Dance Theatre, which for a number of years was a Littleton Main Street resident, was at the time a part of Englewood’s arts community. Since the name change and merger of talent, the company has continued to perform locally. The company steps forward in March with major new work as it presents “Ascending Light” with original choreography by Gregory Dawson to music composed for Dawson by jazz musician/composer Richard Howell. The program will also present choreography by Dawson set to the music of Baroque composer George Frederic Handel. Dawson

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“Ascending Light” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on March 14 and 15 at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood. Tickets: $28/$22, 303-9877845, www.Lakewood.org/Tickets. (On Saturday night, the ticket includes admission to the annual gala/silent auction beginning at 6 p.m.) said that each composer interpreted the life and times within which they exist. The performances on March 14-15 will be at the Lakewood Cultural Center. James Wallace, who had been a dancer and resident choreographer with DTDT, assumed the position of artistic director in 2006, continuing performances under the original name. He brought a broad background as a choreographer and dancer with national connections. He began a professional collaboration in 2009 with Dawson, who had retired after 18 years as a dancer with San Francisco-based LINES, which offers a BFA dance program through Dominican University. The two directors found that a combina-

Dancer Byron Roman will perform in Dawson|Wallace Project’s “Ascending Light” on March 14-15 at Lakewood Cultural Center. Courtesy photo tion of talents and resources would succeed in a long-tern collaboration that drew on dancers from Denver and San Francisco. The company will be headquartered in Denver and continue to perform its “Chil-

dren’s Rainforest Odyssey,” “Nutcracker” and “Nutcracker in a Nutshell” as well as conducting a summer dance intensive and producing other contemporary ballet works.

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“A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher…You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse.” (C.S. Lewis)

Beginning March 9th: “Jesus–The Son of God”

Sunday mornings at Immanuel Lutheran 9:30 a.m. Sundays Lone Tree Civic Center, 8527 Lone Tree Parkway, Lone Tree, CO

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Littleton

Non-Denominational 9:00 am Sunday WorShip

Pastor Paul Flannery “It’s not about us... It’s about serving others... T hen God gets the Glory!”

2121 Dad Clark Drive 720.259.2390 www.HFCdenver.org

Where people are excited about God’s Word.

Sunday Worship: 10:45AM & 6PM Bible Study: 9:30AM Children, Young People & Adults 4391 E Mainstreet, Parker, Colorado 80134 Church Office – (303) 841-3836

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Highlands Ranch

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

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

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Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors.

Open and Welcoming Sunday

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

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

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Church of Christ Sunday Worship - 10:00am Bible Study immediately following Thursday Bible Study - 7:30pm Currently meeting at: Acres Green Elementary School 13524 Acres Green Drive 303-688-9506 www.LoneTreeCoC.com

Serving the southeast Denver area

Sunday Worship

Sunday Worship

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Alongside One Another On Life’s Journey

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You are invited to worship with us:

Sundays at 10:00 am

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Grace is on the NE Corner of Santa Fe Dr. & Highlands Ranch Pkwy. (Across from Murdochs)

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Parker evangelical Presbyterian church

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9203 S. University Blvd. Highlands Ranch, 80126

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Sunday 8:00 & 10:30am

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10926 E. Democrat Rd. Parker, CO • 10am Worship www.uccparkerhilltop.org 303-841-2808

Joyful Mission Preschool 303-841-3770 7051 East Parker Hills Ct. • Parker, CO 303-841-3739 www.joylutheran-parker.org Parker

Community Church of Religious Science Sunday 10:00 a.m. at the historic Ruth Memorial Chapel on Mainstreet

303.805.9890 www.ParkerCCRS.org

Highlands Church of God The Bahá’í Faith

“The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens.”

Meeting Sun at 11am at Northridge Rec Center 8801 S. Broadway Highlands Ranch, CO 80126

Weekly children’s classes, devotions and study DouglasCountyAssembly@gmail.com 303.947.7540

Phone: 303-910-6017 email: bobandtreva@yahoo.com

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Greenwood Village

Abiding Word Lutheran Church

Weaving Truth and Relevance into Relationships and Life

8391 S. Burnley Ct., Highlands Ranch

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

303 798 6387 www.gracepointcc.us

(Next to RTD lot @470 & University)

Congregation Beth Shalom Serving the Southeast Denver area

Call or check our website for information on services and social events! www.cbsdenver.org

303-794-6643

Worship Services Sundays at 9:00am

303-791-3315

pastor@awlc.org www.awlc.org

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Down the rabbit hole they go Littleton Youth Ballet’s annual Storybook Ballet will be “Alice in Wonderland” with performances at 6 p.m. March 22 and at noon and 5 p.m. March 23 at the Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. Tickets range from $16 to $23, plus a $3 surcharge. Call 720-509-1000 or visit lonetreeartscenter.org. Dancers Alyssa Palazzo and Jenna Armstrong will alternate in the role of Alice. A Mad Hatters Tea Party will kick off the season of Alice at 3 p.m. March 9 at Littleton Dance Academy, 5239 Rio Grande St. in Littleton. Guests will enjoy treats, a performance and tea with Alice, the Mad Hatter and others. Tickets for tea cost $10 and can be obtained by calling 303-794-6649.

ltural Watercolors in Lone Tree

The Colorado Watercolor Society’s annual state exhibition is taking place through March 30 at the Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. The exhibition includes work by 88 Colorado water-media painters and was juried by Carl Dalio. An opening reception will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. March 7. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and prior to performances. 720509-1000. Admission is free.

`Ragtime and Beyond’

“Ragtime and Beyond” is Scott Kirby’s concert title when he performs for the Ragtime Society of Colorado at 2 p.m. March 16 at Montview Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia St., Denver. Parking is on south side of building, entrance on the west. Tickets: $20/$15 can be purchased at the door or by mailing a check to Coleen Vander Hoek,

8360 Zephyr St., Littleton CO, 80128.

Learning the lens

The Englewood Camera Club will present Terry Mieger’s program on “Adobe Lightroom 5, Essential for the Serious Photographer” at 7 p.m. March 11 (doors open at 6:30) at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd., Centennial. Guests always welcome. Contact club president Steve Johnson, stevej46@comcast.net, for more information. As a follow up: the Colorado Council of Camera Clubs presents an all-day workshop on Digital Workflow, which will have more information on editing with Adobe Lightroom 5 and Photoshop 6 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 15, at Epiphany Lutheran Church Basement, 790 Corona St., Denver. Cost: $15 members, $25 non-members. www.Englewoodcameraclub.net.

Englewood Arts Presents

Violinist Allegra Wermuth and pianist Hsing-ay Hsu will present a duo recital at 2 p.m. March 15 at Hampden Hall, second floor Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway. They will perform works by Mozart, Brahms, Kreisler, Dallapicola, Ger-

Have a wedding, anniversary, engagement, birth and special occasion coming up? Share it! Colorado Community Media invites you to place an announcement to share your news. Please call 303-566-4100 for package and pricing information. Deadline is 10 a.m. Tuesdays the week preceding the announcement.

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Furniture FURNITURE SALE – ALL IN EXCELLENT CONDITION Custom Made Sofa, Ottoman and 2 Chairs - $3,000, Glass Top Table with 6 Upholstered Chairs - $500, 2 Queen Anne Red Wood/Upholstered Chairs - $500, King Tempurpedic Mattress Set - $500, Sealy King Mattress Set - $500, Cal King Headboard with Pillow Top Mattress - $300, Sealy Queen Mattress Set - $400, Brown Leather Recliner - $250, Console Accent Table - $250, Mediterranean Chest of Drawers - $150, Mediterranean Dresser - $150, Console Table $125, Coffee Table with Glass Top - $100, Craftsman Workbench and 2 Chairs - $250, Custom Wood Pool Table Light - $400, Also Pictures, Rugs, Flower Arrangements and Artificial Plants 720-376-1675

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Instruction Electric Bicycles & Mopeds No Gas, Drivers License, registration, or Insurance needed to use. Call to schedule a FREE test ride 303-257-0164

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Split & Delivered $225 Stacking available extra $25 Some delivery charges may apply depending on location. Hauling scrap metal also available (appliances, batteries etc.) Call 303-647-2475 or 720-323-2173

shwin in the Chamber Music of the Masters Series. Tickets: $15/$12 at www.englewoodarts.org or at the door.

Mercy Killers in Colorado

Actor Michael Milligan brings his one man play, “Mercy Killers” to Colorado with multiple performances planned. A man’s wife is diagnosed with cancer and the insurance company refuses to pay. Sponsored by the Health Care for All Colorado at 7 p.m. each night: March 6: Mercury Café; March 7: Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Theatre; March 8: CU Denver; March 9: Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret. More information: www.Hcacfoundation.org.

The art of Alix Evendorff

Abstract painter Alix Evendorff will have an exhibit with Jessica Loving, through March 23 at Core New Art Space, 900 Santa Fe Dr., Denver. She has exhibited in Littleton frequently. 303-297-8428.

Black Forest fire tales

The Palmer Lake Historical Society hosts a public meeting at 7 p.m. March 11 to hear Terry Stokka present a documentary of the 2013 Black Forest Fire. He is chairman of the Black Forest History Committee. Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent, Palmer Lake.

`… If it ain’t got that swing’

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Young dancers Alyssa Palazzo, age 13 and Jenna Armstrong, age 14 will share the role of Alice in Littleton Dance Academy’s production of “Alice in Wonderland” March 22-23 at Lone Tree Arts Center. Courtesy photo.

Need a piece of great quality used equipment? United Rentals has hundreds of pieces of equiment to choose from. Anything from generators to skid steers to scissorlifts. For information or to obtain a quote on a piece of equipment please call: Krystal Cox 303-513-6016 or KRCOX@UR.COM

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By Sonya Ellingboe

sellingboe@coloradocommunitymedia. com The bandstand is at the back of center stage, featuring six fine musicians knocking out one great swing era number after another from the 1930s and 40s, as they form a live backdrop for vocalists and dancers. The audience sees assorted signs: “Savoy,” “USO,” “Rialto Room,” etc. as they tour to venues where music and dance are happening and melody surrounds. This swing music is in set arrangements, rather than the jazz improvisational performances we often hear today, so a choreographer can design a piece that will work every time. It’s “Swing!” the musical, conceived by Paul Kelly and originally directed and choreographed by award-winning Lynne Taylor-Corbett, a Littleton High graduate who made it big-time on Broadway — with this show and many more. It opened in 1999 at the St. James Theatre in New York and is unique in that it consists entirely of lively song and dance, with no storyline or dialogue, thus requiring a very specific cast. Swing dance is enjoying a new round of popularity, so this should appeal to more folks than just those of us who enjoyed it on the first pass. Director/dancer Matthew Peters has assembled four singers and eight dancers who work together smoothly, with dancers managing lightening costume changes and acrobatic numbers, one after the other. Multi-talented Seth Caikowski is a sort of

if you go “Swing!” plays through March 23 at Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main St., Downtown Littleton. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays and 3/8. Tickets: $20-$40, 303-794-2787, ext 5; www.townhallartscenter.com. (Ten value seats at $10 each will be available one hour prior to curtain time on a first come-first serve basis.) singing, dancing emcee who strings acts together and harmonizes with vocalists Anna High, Traci Kern and De Thomas, who each bring a distinctive solo style to the show. Dancers include Peters, Stephen Bertles, Joseph DeMers (a Lindy Hop/Blues specialist who owns the Overstreet Dance Gallery in Littleton), Ronni Gallup, Rae Klapperich, Matt LaFontaine, Emma Martin and Brenda Thistle. Some numbers, such as “Jersey Bounce,” engage all eight, while others, like “Harlem Nocturne,” with Martin and Fontaine showcase a duo, as did “Dancers in Love” with Emma Martin and DeMers. Choreography is demanding throughout and these dancers are up to it. Vocalists have the different styles of the era mastered as well. I particularly enjoyed the bit of scat singing by Kern and Thomas — “Bli-Blip” done with skill and a sense of humor. Instrumentalists, such as trumpeter Rob Reynolds had an occasional chance to shine and the strong beat throughout sent an audience dancing out the doors after the company’s finale number: “It Don’t Mean a Thing, If It Ain’t Got That Swing.”

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. MARCh 6, March 8 hEALTh IssuEs Peak Community & Wellness Center, 6612 S. Ward St., Littleton, presents a program on Social Security, Medicare and long-term planning care from 6-8:30 p.m. March 6, and from 9-11:30 a.m. March 8. These issues have become more complex than ever before and having a plan in place and knowing what to look at, as you come closer to being eligible for Medicare and taking Social Security in retirement as well as Long Term Care issues is important.  This seminar will help you learn what to look for and how to plan. Limited to the first 50 participants. Call 303-973-6636 or go to www.onpointexperts.

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. Calendar continues on Page 22


LittletonSPORTS 18-Sports

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Warriors fall to Jaguars in playoffs Arapahoe girls can’t overcome poor shooting in first half By Jim Benton

jbenton@coloradocommunitymedia. com Arapahoe’s season came to an abrupt halt as poor first-half shooting dumped the Warriors into a hole they couldn’t get out of. Rock Canyon grabbed a quick 10-0 lead en route to a 60-44 triumph over Arapahoe Feb. 28 in a Class 5A second-round girls state playoff game. The cold-shooting Warriors finally scored when Mikaela Moore made the second of two free throws with 1:22 to play in the first quarter. From the field, Arapahoe missed on its first 11 shots before Jennah Knafelc finally hit a 3-point shot with 17 seconds remaining in the opening quarter. “We just didn’t shoot well in the first half,” said Arapahoe coach Jerry Knafelc. “We played reasonably good defense most of the time. We played them even in the second half because we just shot better. We were more patient and we knew what we needed to do. “I’m not discrediting Rock Canyon. It wasn’t because the defense was great. We just shot poorly. We got the shots. We spotted them too much. They are a very good team, very talented. Hats off to them, they did what they needed to do to win.” Arapahoe, which downed Liberty 50-31 in the first round, played better in the second half but Rock Canyon pushed its lead to 21 points multiple times in the half. The Warriors, who finished the game shooting 34 percent from the floor, could pull no

closer than 13 points with 4:23 left in the game. Knafelc and Moore each scored 12 points for Arapahoe to lead the Warriors, which had to deal with the Dec. 13 shooting at their school and concluded their season with a 15-10 record. “I have so much respect for our players and their ability to try to put that behind them and focus on basketball,” said Jerry Knafelc. “They did a great job and I admire them for their work ethic and focus.” Rock Canyon (17-7) got contributions from a variety of players in the win. Senior Lexy Thorderson scored from inside and outside, pacing the Jaguars with 16 points, including netting four 3-pointers. Morgan Roos scored 14 points and was credited with 14 rebounds and five blocked shots for the Jaguars. Kendall Koslosky finished with 11 points, Delaney Sullivan had seven, Kendall Smith six and Erin McClarie six points, eight rebounds and eight assists. “We talked about getting a quick start and not ever having to play from behind,” said Rock Canyon coach Becky Mudd. “We wanted to get out early. That was a key for us.” Rock Canyon traveled to Cherry Creek to face the Bruins in a March 4 Sweet Sixteen game. The game was played after Colorado Community Media’s print deadline.

Mikaela Moore (40) launches a jumper over Rock Canyon’s Lexy Thorderson (32) . Moore was one of two Arapahoe scorers with 12 points. Photo by Paul DiSalvo

Gabel, Finesilver share top wrestling honor Ponderosa and Cherry Creek champs named south metro’s best on the mats this season By Jim Benton

jbenton@coloradocommunitymedia. com Dylan Gabel and Mitch Finesilver survived the 2013-14 season with targets on their backs. Gabel, a senior from Ponderosa, won the 170-pound state championship in 2013, while Finesilver, a senior at Cherry Creek was the state champion at 120 pounds. Most opponents wrestling against Gabel and Finesilver used the matches as measuring sticks and often wrestled more defensively trying not to get embarrassed. Gabel and Finesilver, who have been selected as the Colorado Community Media’s South Metro Wrestlers of the Year, continued to be aggressive. Both won their second straight state individual championships during the Class 5A state tournament Feb. 22 at the Pepsi Center. Gabel pinned Jaylen Mosqueira of Arapahoe in 3:11 to win the 182-pound title while Finesilver edged Coronado’s Jess Hankin, 1-0, to capture the 126-championship. In the 2014 state tournament Gabel pinned all four of his opponents and set a

Cherry Creek’s Mitch Finesilver is Colorado Community Media’s South Metro Co-Wrestler of the Year. Photos by Tom Munds Ponderosa single season record with 35 falls. He also broke a record set by his older brother Austin, now a wrestler at Virginia Tech, by recording 288 team points.

Picking the athletes of the year Choosing Colorado Community Media’s South Metro Athletes of the Year was a combined effort. Area coaches were asked for their thoughts, and their input was weighed heavily when CCM’s sports staff made the final selection for each sport.

Eligible athletes come from all the high schools in Douglas County, the high schools in the Littleton Public Schools District and from Cherry Creek High School.

Ponderosa’s Dylan Gabel is Colorado Community Media’s South Metro Co-Wrestler of the Year. “He was on fire in the state tournament,” said Ponderosa coach Corey McNellis of Gabel. “He was on a mission. He blew the stats out of the water this season. He was tentative in the state finals last year. Keep in mind a lot of last year he was getting back the feel on being comfortable on the mat after taking a year off.” Gabel, who will wrestle next season at Northern Colorado, was playing football as a sophomore when it was discovered that he had broken his back. It was never determined if the back injury, which required extensive surgery, was caused by a hit in

football or a wrestling move. He didn’t wrestle as a sophomore but returned for the final two football games as a junior and won the state wrestling championship after placing fifth as a freshman. “Being aggressive has always sort of been my style,” said Gabel who was 47-2 this season. “I believe the best kind of defense is a good offense. When I’m on the attack, usually that’s when good things happen. I try to keep my aggressive style no matter who I am wrestling and just try to break the will of my opponent. “Last year was a year of confidence for me. I was able to prove that I could wrestle with the best after the year off I had with my back and everything.” Gabel’s brother Austin is a former threetime Colorado state champion. Dylan might have had a chance to match his brother’s three state titles if he had wrestled as a sophomore. “I take a lot of (trash talk) from him because of that,” admitted Gabel. “There’s nothing I can do about that now.’’ Finesilver, whose twin brother Zach was the 138-pound titlist this season, compiled a 50-1 record and was one of four Finesilver brothers wrestling for Creek this season, all of whom made it to the Pepsi Center. “He had a real good year,” said Cherry Creek coach Mike Luhring. “Guys knew who he was. He had frustrating matches. They didn’t want to get beat bad. They would lock on his wrists to prevent him from getting shots off. He’s such a good wrestler he would find a way to win those frustrating matches.” Finesilver, who along with Zach will be going to Duke next season, took his piggyback state titles in stride. “Each year is different and every match is different,” he said. “Winning the championship last year didn’t help this year.”


March 6, 2014

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

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.

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Public Notices Public Trustees 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 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

Public Trustees

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. 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. 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 oth-

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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, 04/23/2014, 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 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 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

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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

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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 Number): B2249249 Original Principal Amount: $83,900.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $45,137.69 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 3, TOGETHER WITH PARKING SPACES 3-A AND 3-B, BROADWAY RAMPARTS, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 6836 South Broadway Street, 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, 04/23/2014, 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 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

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To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is Public Notice given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: County Court Arapahoe County, On December 10, 2013, the undersigned Tocaused advertise your publicColorado notices call 303-566-4100 Public Trustee the Notice of Elec1790 W. Littleton Blvd. tion and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Littleton, Colorado 80120 the County of Arapahoe records. Original Grantor(s): John Buckingham In the Matter of the Petition of: Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage ElecParent/ Petitioner: Craig Daniel tronic Registration Systems, Inc., acting Hamilton solely as nominee for Cherry Creek MortFor Minor Child: Simon Jacob Lee gage Co., Inc. To Change the Child’s Name to: Simon Jacob Hamilton Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: Random Properties Acquisition Corp III Case Number: 2014 C 10086 Date of Deed of Trust: December 22, 2005 NOTICE TO NON-CUSTODIAL PARENT County of Recording: Arapahoe BY PUBLICATION Recording Date of Deed of Trust: DecemNotice to: Pamela A. Lee, non custodiber 30, 2005 al parent. Recording Information (Reception Number): B5195459 Notice is given that a hearing is schedOriginal Principal Amount: $147,570.00 uled as follows: Outstanding Principal Balance: Date: April 7, 2014 $141,438.70 Time: 9:00 a.m. Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you Location: 1790 W. Littleton Blvd. are hereby notified that the covenants of Division A1 the deed of trust have been violated as Littleton, Colorado 80120 follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other For the purpose of requesting a change of payments provided for in the evidence of name for Simon Jacob Lee. debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. At this hearing the Court may enter an orTHE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE der changing the name of the minor child. A FIRST LIEN. The property to be foreclosed is: To support or voice objection to the SEE EXHIBIT A ATTACHED HERETO proposed name change, you must apAND INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE pear at the hearing.

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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; DATE: 12/10/2013 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 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. Attorney File # 2345.00051 ©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.: 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 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

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Date: February 20, 2014 Craig D. Hamilton 5540 S. Sherman Street, No. 3 Littleton, Colorado 80212 Legal Notice No.: 15929 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 11, 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 Cathleen Scott Hunter-Siegert be changed to Cathleen Scott McGrath. Case No.: 2014 C 100068 Tammera Herivel, Clerk of the Court By: Kim Boswell, Deputy Clerk 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 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 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 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.

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

The petition requests that the name of Rachael Brittany Woodruff be changed to Rachael Ho Vianzon, Case No.: 2014 C 100061

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

Tammera Herivel, Clerk of the Court By: Beth Hunter, Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 15930 First Publication: February 27, 2014 Last Publication: March 13, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent


The petition requests that the name of

Rachael Woodruff be changed 20 TheBrittany Independent to Rachael Ho Vianzon, Case No.: 2014 C 100061

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Tammera Herivel, Clerk of the Court By: Beth Hunter, Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 15930 First Publication: February 27, 2014 Last Publication: March 13, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent

Notice To Creditors

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.

Notice To Creditors

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

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 James M. Fleming, also known as James Michael Fleming, James Fleming, and Mike Fleming, Deceased Case Number 14PR30119 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 or on or before July 6, 2014, or the claims may be forever barred. Joan K. Fleming Personal Representative 3700 E. Alexander Ave. Greenwood Village, Colorado 80121 Legal Notice No.: 15933 First Publication: March 6, 2014 Last Publication: March 20, 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

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 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 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Maxine M. Dixon, aka Maxine Dixon, Deceased Case Number: 2014 PR 30117 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 or the claims may be forever barred. Roy E. Dixon Personal Representative 1916 Labrador Blvd., Apt. 2 Garden City, Kansas 67846

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:

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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.

Bette Heller, Esq. Attorney to the Personal Representative 19671 E. Euclid Drive Centennial, Colorado 80016

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

Legal Notice No: 15934 First Publication: March 6, 2014 Last Publication: March 20, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent

Legal Notice No.: 15806 First Publication: February 20, 2014 Last Publication: March 20, 2014 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent

PUBLIC NOTICE

Public Notice

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Susan M. Younce Dury, Deceased Case Number: 2014PR30160

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

All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Co-Personal Representative or to District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before July 7, 2014, or the claims may be forever barred.

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL PROPERTY

Kendra O’Hayre and James William Younce, Co-Personal Representatives c/o Davis Schilken, PC 7887 E. Belleview Ave. Suite 820 Denver, CO 80111 Legal Notice No: 15935 First Publication: March 6, 2014 Last Publication: March 20, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of John Dennis Bunsold, aka Dennis Bunsold, Deceased Case Number: 2014 PR 30159 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 21, 2014 or the claims may be forever barred. Barbara M. Wunsch Personal Representative 2450 Airport Road, Apt. No. L 1117 Longmont, Colorado 80503 Legal Notice No: 15939 First Publication: March 6, 2014 Last Publication: March 20, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent

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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 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.

Plaintiff: U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION N.D. v. Defendants: NANCY E. NOAH, and individual; ARAPAHOE COUNTY PUBLIC TRUSTEE.

DATED at Centennial, Colorado this 15th day of January, 2014. J. Grayson Robinson, Sheriff Arapahoe County, Colorado By: Sgt. James Osborn Deputy Sheriff

Case No.: 2012CV1824

ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF: ORTEN CAVANAGH & HOLMES, LLC 1445 Market Street, Suite 350 Denver, CO 80202

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

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 DISTRICT COURT, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO CASE NO: 12CV1238 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

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DISTRICT COURT, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO CASE NO: 12CV1238 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 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.

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.

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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 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

vision of the Sheriff's Office of Arapahoe County, Colorado at 10:00 A.M., on the 1st day of May, 2014, at 13101 E. Broncos Parkway, Centennial, Colorado 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.

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**BIDDERS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE CASH OR CERTIFIED FUNDS SUFFICIENT TO COVER THEIR HIGHEST BID AT THE TIME OF SALE.** PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LIEN BEING FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN ON THE SUBJECT PROPERTY. Judgment is in the amount of $6,696.79. DATED: February 4, 2014. David C. Walcher, Sheriff Arapahoe County, Colorado By: Sgt. James Osborn Deputy Sheriff Legal Notice No.: 15875 First Publication: March 6, 2014 Last Publication: April 3, 2014 Published In: Littleton Independent 9137 S. Ridgeline Blvd., #210, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

CIVIL ACTION NO. 2012CV1139

Public Notice

COMBINED NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL PROPERTY AND RIGHT TO CURE AND REDEEM

DISTRICT COURT, ARAPAHOE COUNTY, STATE OF COLORADO Court Address: 7325 South Potomac Street Centennial, CO 80112 Court Phone: 303-649-6355

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 CIVIL ACTION NO. 2011CV2042, Division/Courtroom 408 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL PROPERTY SOUTH SLOPE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, v. WENDY S. LEFF; LEROY L. LEFF; WALLICK AND VOLK, INC.; CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE CORP.; and ANA MARIA PETERS-RUDDICK AS THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE OF ARAPAHOE COUNTY, COLORADO. Defendant(s). Regarding: Condominium Unit 22, Building 4-A, South Slope Condominiums Amended, according to the Condominium Map recorded March 18, 1981 in Plat Book 49 at Page 44, and the Second Amended Condominium Map recorded November 16, 1983 in Plat Book 70 at Page 23, and the Third Amended Condominium Map recorded April 4, 1085 in Book 82 at Page 58, and the Fourth Amended Condominium Map recorded September 13, 1985 at Reception No. 2578132 and the Condominium Declaration recorded March 3, 1981 in Book 3373 at Page 550, and Amended Declaration recorded October 7, 1983 in Book 3988 at Page 154 and Ratification Agreements recorded November 10, 1983 in Book 4015 at Page 691, and January 11, 1984 in Book 4063 at Page 238, County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado. Also known as: 343 West Lehow Avenue, #22, Englewood, CO 80110. 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 1st day of May, 2014, at 13101 E. Broncos Parkway, Centennial, Colorado 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 THE TIME OF SALE.**

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. 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

Government Legals Public Notice SOUTH SUBURBAN PARK AND RECREATION DISTRICT NOTICE CONCERNING BUDGET AMENDMENT Notice is hereby given to all interested parties that the necessity has risen to amend the South Suburban Park and Recreation District’s 2014 Budget. A copy of the proposed amended 2014 Budget has been filed at 6631 South University Boulevard, where it is open for public inspection. The adoption of a resolution to amend the 2014 Budget will be considered at a public meeting of the Board of Directors of the District. The meeting will be held at the Goodson Recreation Center, 6315 South University Boulevard on March 12, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Any elector within the District at any time prior to the final adoption of the resolution to amend the 2014 Budget may inspect and file or register any objections thereto. SOUTH SUBURBAN PARK AND RECREATION DISTRICT BY PAMELA M. ELLER (SECRETARY) Legal Notice No.: 15936 First Publication: March 6, 2014 Last Publication: March 6, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent Public Notice TOWN OF COLUMBINE VALLEY MUNICIPAL ELECTION Town of Columbine Valley is conducting a Municipal Election on the April 1, 2014. The Ballot will consist of candidates for Mayor and three Trustees. This election will be a Mail-In Ballot only. For further information, please call the Town Office at 303-795-1434. /s/ J.D. McCrumb, Town Clerk Legal Notice No.: 15937 First Publication: March 6, 2014 Last Publication: March 6, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent


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ThunderRidge junior named swimmer of year Scoreboard Annie Ochitwa’s two state titles leads to CCM’s top honor By Jim Benton

jbenton@coloradocommunitymedia. com Determination is one of Annie Ochitwa’s biggest assets. The ThunderRidge junior recorded the state’s quickest times early in the season in both the 50- and 100-yard freestyle swims. Throughout the 12-week high school campaign no one in the state matched them. Ochitwa then achieved her goal of winning the state championship in both events during the Feb. 14-15 state swimming and diving championships in Thornton and most recently, she has been named the Colorado Community Media South Metro Girls Swimmer of the Year. “She was very consistent all season,” said ThunderRidge coach Jennie Odiorne. “She felt confident but knew a race could go either way. With the sprint races she has to be pretty darn perfect.

ThunderRidge’s Annie Ochitwa won the 50 and 100 freestyle events Feb. 15 at the Class 5A State High School Swimming meet in Thornton. Photo by Jim Benton “She was so determined. And she did a really good job of keeping all her emotions in check and just focusing on the swimming and enjoying herself.”

Most of Ochitwa’s determination can be traced to the fact she was second in the state as a freshman and sophomore in the 50-yard freestyle. She also finished in second and third place, respectively, in the 100 the past two years. “It’s a long season,” said Ochitwa. “Three months (from the start of practice) of taking it all in and thinking about it every single day in practice can get exhausting. Your body is tired and your brain is fried but you find a way to think about the end goal. “My goal, as simple as it sounds, was to win the two state championships. As much as I would have liked to have gone faster, I couldn’t have been happier.” Ochitwa won the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 23.11 seconds and set a personal best by touching up in 49.92 seconds in the 100-yard freestyle. “I just went out and swam,” said Ochitwa. “I did everything I could to prepare. I knew I didn’t leave anything in the pool leading up to the state meet. I was ready. I don’t think it was difficult to be consistent during the season. I just got in a groove and did what I expected out of myself.”

Local teams advance in state playoffs Staff report Arapahoe’s scrappy bunch of Warriors continued to play well and recorded a 58-49 win over Rock Canyon in the second round of the Class 5A boys state basketball playoffs. The Warriors (19-5) entertained Centennial League rival Smoky Hill March 5 in a Sweet Sixteen contest. Arapahoe and Smoky Hill split their two-game series during the regular season. Cherry Creek opened the playoffs with a 75-52 win over Bear Creek as Griffin Parr

scored 16 points to lead the Bruins (14-11) in the Feb. 26 contest. Chaparral, however, ended Creek’s season as the Wolverines prevailed 68-60 in a March 1 second-round game. Heritage was eliminated in the first round Feb. 26 when the Eagles (8-16) lost 44-39 to Arvada West.

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Cherry Creek, a top seed in the Alice Barron bracket of the Class 5A girls playoffs, throttled Littleton 64-28 in a Feb. 28 sec-

ond-round game. Mikaela Eppard scored 17 points, Molly Rohrer had 16 and Laura Pranger added 15 in the win over the Lions. Creek (21-3) hosted Rock Canyon in a March 4 Sweet Sixteen game. Before running into Creek, Littleton beat Columbine 65-54 Feb. 25 for the Lions first state playoff win in 10 years. Stacey Zuppa scored 14 points for the Littleton (15-10) in the win over Columbine. Arapahoe (15-10) whipped Liberty 5031 in a first round game Feb. 25 but was doomed by cold shooting in a 60-44 second round loss to Rock Canyon.

ARAPAHOE HIGH SCHOOL Boys basketball Arapahoe 58, Rock Canyon 49 Arapahoe had a bye in the first round of the state tournament then beat Rock Canyon 58-49 in the second round to move on to the Sweet 16. Arapahoe was ahead at halftime 22-18 and then took off in the second half scoring 17 points in the third and 19 in the fourth. Arapahoe will play Smoky Hill in the Sweet 16.

Girls basketball State Tournament Arapahoe girls beat Liberty in the first round of the state tournament but then lost to Rock Canyon ending their season. In the loss against the Jaguars, both Jennah Knafelc and Mikaela Moore scored 12 points. Moore had four deflections and five rebounds. Maria Haas had nine rebounds and Amanda Cadorette had four rebounds and three steals.

HERITAGE HIGH SCHOOL Boys basketball Heritage 39, Arvada West 44 Heritage ended their season when they lost to Arvada West in the first round of the state tournament. Tom Skufca scored 11 points followed by Jack Peck with 10 points. Ethan McCauley, Skufka and Eric Lawson had six rebounds and Tim Pless had four. Peck had three rebounds and two assists.

UPCOMING GAMES Boys basketball WEDNESDAY TBA - Arapahoe vs. Smoky Hill FRIDAY TBA - Arapahoe vs. Legend/Fossil Ridge @ Denver Coliseum (if necessary)

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18TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT $21,682.32 3M $562.50 A & L ABATEMENT, LLC $3,986.00 A & S BURGER INVESTMENTS $5,145.00 A A TOPPER SALES $987.00 A DOG’S LIFE CORP $900.00 A E TIRE $4,554.42 A.J. ELECTRIC SYSTEMS, INC. $2,700.00 A1 SCUBA TRAVEL AQUA $2,948.12 ADORAMA INC $6,068.89 ADPI $19,987.83 AIRVAC SERVICES INC $2,653.00 AIS INDUSTRIAL & CONSTRUCTION SUPPLY $2,176.54 ALAMO ASPEN $4,725.00 ALL TRUCK AND TRAILER $692.98 ALSCO AMERICAN INDUSTRY $925.36 AMAZON COM $5,110.56 AMERICAN LAFRANCE $708.96 AMERICAN SAFETY ASSOCIATION $1,897.00 AMERICAN TRAFFIC SOLUTIONS $56,328.00 APPLE $1,323.24 ARAP/DOUGLAS MENTAL HEALTH NETWK $10,000.00 ARAPAHOE COMM COLLEGE $14,243.96 ARAPAHOE COUNTY CLERK & RECORDER $13,981.00 ARAPAHOE COUNTY FINANCE DEPT $1,439.07 ARAPAHOE HOUSE $10,000.00 ARAPAHOE RESCUE PATROL $1,500.00 ARAPAHOE SANTA CLAUS SHOP $800.00 ARBITRAGE COMPLIANCE SPECIALISTS $4,900.00 AREMAC HOLDING CORP $645.55 ARTHUR J GALLAGHER RISK MGT $79,241.00 ATA AUTOMOTIVE TRAINING $597.00 AUSMUS LAW FIRM P.C. $4,320.00 AV-TECH ELECTRONICS INC $1,084.00 BATTERIES PLUS $809.41 BEGA-LITTLETON SISTER CITY EXCHANGE $500.00 BENEFITS & INCENTIVE GROUP, INC $4,862.50 BEST BUY $1,279.98 BLADE RUNNERS RV BOAT $850.00 BOUND TREE MEDICAL LLC $14,195.94 BRANNAN, ERIN J $510.00 C & L WATER SOLUTIONS, INC $14,311.74 CANON BUSINESS SOLUTIONS $795.78 CANON FINANCIAL SERVICES $5,333.05 CANNON COCHRAN MGT SERVICES $1,841.13 CAREHERE LLC $20,370.83 CATHOLIC LEGAL IMMIG NETWORK $1,500.00 CCG SYSTEMS INC $4,946.00 CDW GOVERNMENT $29,161.46 CENTER POINT LARGE PRINT $934.80 CENTURY CARPET COMPANY $6,429.44 CH2M HILL ENGINEERS, INC $1,550.00 CHATFIELD WATERSHED AUTHORITY $2,977.00 CHEMATOX LABORATORY $1,055.00 CITY OF ARVADA $800.00 CITY OF ENGLEWOOD $13,951.04 CIVIC RESULTS $3,341.34 CLARK, SANDRA SUZANNE $1,575.00 CLEARWATER DIRECT MKTG SOLUTIONS $9,035.07 CMS MEDICARE APPLIC $532.00 COIT SERVICES OF CO $1,074.00 COLORADO ASSOCIATION $600.00 COLORADO CHAPTER OF CODE COUNCIL $2,132.50 COLORADO CODE CONSULTING LLC $1,550.00 COLORADO COMM AND UTILITY ALLIANCE $2,200.00 COLORADO CPR ASSOC $3,261.00 COLORADO FRAME AND SAVVY STUFF $7,923.00 COLORADO GOLF TURF $831.24 COLORADO INTERGOVERMENTAL RISK $22,547.50 COLORADO LIBRARY CONSORTIUM $2,635.00 COLORADO MUNICIPAL LEAGUE $576.25 COLORADO OUTDOOR POWER EQUIPMT $677.34 COMBS JANITORIAL SERVICE $7,830.00 CONNECTICUT GENERAL LIFE $480,397.92 CPS DISTRIBUTORS $1,629.60 CROWNE PLAZA $1,253.52 CYGNUS GROUP LLC $2,590.00 DAWSON, TRACEY M $665.00 DELTA DENTAL PLAN OF CO $26,800.14 DENVER HEALTH & HOSPITAL AUTHORITY $1,260.00 DENVER REGIONAL COUNCIL OF GOV $7,100.67 DENVER WATER BOARD $1,446.80 DENVER WATER DEPT - HYDRANTS $567.76 DEPT1225 $1,360.00 DIAZ CONSTRUCTION GROUP, LLC $7,710.19 DISPLAYS2GO.COM $972.39 DIVE RESCUE INTERNATIONAL $2,199.14 DIVERSIFIED BODY & PAINT SHOP $4,999.71

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CITY OF LITTLETON CHARTER, SECTION 83 (J), THE FOLLOWING IS A LISTING OF DISBURSEMENTS OVER $500.00 FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2014 OLDCASTLE PRECAST, INC $708.00 SUPPLIES DIVISION OF WORKERS’ COMP $3,506.69 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES DESCRIPTION OMNISTAR CORPORATION $5,140.00 SUPPLIES DOCTORS CARE $10,000.00 GRANT FUNDING OVERDRIVE, INC. $16,500.00 COMPUTER LICENSES DONAHUE PAPER EMPORIUM $1,043.75 SUPPLIES INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT PBI LEASED EQUIPMENT $1,542.00 LEASING AGREEMENT DOORS WEST $982.30 PARTS/SERVICE/REPAIRS SUPPLIES PEAK DEMOCRACY INC $8,000.00 SUBSCRIPTION DOWNTOWN DENVER PARTNERSHIP $2,500.00 TRAVEL/TRAINING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES PEAK FACILITATION GROUP, INC. $1,320.00 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES DRIVE TRAIN INDUSTRIES $1,068.92 PARTS/SERVICE/REPAIRS LEASE AGREEMENT PEAVLER, DANIEL L $2,200.00 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES EBERT, KRES DAVID $850.00 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SUPPLIES PERSONNEL EVALUATION $2,260.00 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES ECONOLITE CONTROL PRODUCTS $7,100.00 SUPPLIES TRAVEL/TRAINING PFLAUM, JOHN M. $5,015.00 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES ELECTRONIC RECYCLERS INC $539.72 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TIRES PHILOSOPHY COMMUNICATION $4,650.00 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES EMPACS LLC $612.98 SUPPLIES PARTS/SERVICE/REPAIRS PHYSIO CONTROL INC $605.25 SUPPLIES ENGLEWOOD CAMERA $1,100.00 SUPPLIES SUPPLIES PITNEY BOWES INC $1,165.11 POSTAGE ENGLEWOOD LOCK $538.40 SUPPLIES SUPPLIES PLASTI-FAB INC $4,498.00 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES ENVIROTECH SERVICES INC $15,104.00 SUPPLIES PROFESSIONAL SERVICES PREMARK PACKAGING LLC $604.00 SUPPLIES EON OFFICE PRODUCTS $2,104.62 SUPPLIES BUILDING MAINTENANCE PRE-PAID LEGAL SERVICES INC $664.20 EMPLOYEE BENEFITS ESSENTIAL SAFETY PRODUCTS $566.60 SUPPLIES SUPPLIES PROFESSIONAL POLICE SUPPLY, INC $1,995.00 SUPPLIES EXEMPLA, INC. $4,741.50 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES PROFESSIONAL SERVICES PROFORMANCE APPAREL CORP. $12,397.60 UNIFORMS FACILITIES CONTRACTING INC $7,701.35 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES PARTS/SERVICE/REPAIRS PROQUEST $650.00 DATABASE SUBSCRIPTION FALCON LABORATORIES $290.52 PARTS/SERVICE/REPAIRS UNIFORMS PUEBLO DEPOT ACTIVITY DEV AUTH $1,000.00 SUPPLIES FARIS MACHINERY CO $2,573.94 SUPPLIES SUPPLIES PUSH PEDAL PULL $1,710.44 PARTS/SERVICE/REPAIRS FASTENERS INC $153.61 SUPPLIES PARTS/SERVICE/REPAIRS QWEST COMMUNICATIONS $12,878.54 TELECOMMUNICATIONS FELDMAN, ETHAN D $5,560.00 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES UNIFORMS RAINBOW BOOK COMPANY $3,897.26 BOOKS FIREFIGHTERS BOOKSTORE $1,393.18 SUPPLIES PROFESSIONAL SERVICES RDP BARRICADE COMPANY, LLC $1,121.95 SUPPLIES FIRST CONTINENTAL LIBRARY EQUIP $1,659.94 SUPPLIES SUPPLIES REED, DOUGLAS A $1,725.00 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FLEXMAGIC CONSULTING $605.50 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES RHODES, CHRISTOPHER ROBERT $1,200.00 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FLOORS INC $1,351.13 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES GRANT FUNDING RIB CITY SOUTHPARK $1,246.77 CATERING FORCE SCIENCE INSTITUTE $3,000.00 TRAVEL/TRAINING TRAVEL/TRAINING ROCKY MOUNTAIN STROKE ASSOC $700.00 GRANT FUNDING FREEDOM SERVICE DOGS INC $1,000.00 GRANT FUNDING ROYAL SUPPLY $969.00 SUPPLIES G4S SECURE SOLUTIONS (USA) INC $4,312.80 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES ELECTION SAFETY & CONSTRUCTION SUPPLY $998.79 SUPPLIES GATEWAY BATTERED WOMENS SHELTER $1,500.00 GRANT FUNDING DEC 2013 USE TAX SAMBA HOLDINGS INC $584.80 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES GRAPHIC CONCEPTS INC $1,073.98 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES GRANT FUNDING SCHROEDER, JENNIFER A $4,500.00 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES GREENLEY ENTERPRISES CORP. $3,706.45 PARTS/SERVICE/REPAIRS GRANT FUNDING SEMINOLE ENERGY SERVICES $15,514.59 UTILITIES GREENWOOD CABINETS & STONE, INC $9,123.00 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES GRANT FUNDING SEMSWA $500.00 MEMBERSHIP DUES HAMPTON INN SUITES $1,075.47 TRAVEL/TRAINING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SHOWCASES $5,999.98 SUPPLIES HEALTHBREAK, INC. $6,027.75 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SUPPLIES SILVA CONSTRUCTION INC $8,391.89 CONSTRUCTION PROJECT HIGH PLAINS WELDING $1,268.10 PARTS/SERVICE/REPAIRS PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SIRSIDYNIX $63,811.79 COMPUTER SOFTWARE HIGHLANDS RANCH LAW ENFORCMENT $17,550.00 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TRAVEL/TRAINING SO SUBURBAN PARK REC ACCT $7,279.86 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES HILL BROS BOOTS $1,077.98 SUPPLIES PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SOUTH METRO HOUSING OPTIONS $4,183.46 GENEVA VILLAGE MAINTENANCE HILL ENTERPRISES INC $53,823.85 FUEL SUPPLIES $20,500.00 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES HUMANE SOCIETY OF SO PLATTE VALLEY $59,983.00 CONTRACTUAL SERVICE AGREEMENT SOUTH SUBURBAN PARKS & REC SUPPLIES SOUTH SUBURBAN PARKS FOUNDATION $20,000.00 CONTRIBUTION TO 2014 BUDGET IMS INFRASTRUCTURE MGT SERVICES $26,395.00 CONSTRUCTION PROJECT GRANT FUNDING SOUTHWEST METROPOLITAN WATER $7,500.00 UTILITIES INFO-TECH RESEARCH GROUP, INC $1,560.00 MEMBERSHIP DUES PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SPRINT WIRELESS $23,159.32 TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRA-RED RADIANT, INC $510.00 PARTS/SERVICE/REPAIRS SUPPLIES STANTEC CONSULTING CORP $5,105.17 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES INGRAM LIBRARY SERVICES $19,212.40 BOOKS PROFESSIONAL SERVICES $773.69 SUPPLIES STATE CHEMICAL INSUL-SERV, INC $2,067.00 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SUPPLIES STATEWIDE INTERNET PORTAL AUTH $36,580.00 CONTRACTUAL SERVICE AGREEMENT INTEGRATED SYSTEMS $2,790.49 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TRAVEL/TRAINING STERLING CODIFIERS INC $500.00 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES INTERACT PUBLIC SAFE $42,838.76 SOFTWARE MAINTENANCE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES STRAWBERRIES CATERING $3,348.12 CATERING INTERBANK EXCHANGE LLC $1,497.00 SUPPLIES COPIER LEASES SUBURBAN PROPANE $663.87 SUPPLIES INTER-FAITH TASK FORCE $20,000.00 GRANT FUNDING COPIER LEASES SUPER TECH FILTER $672.72 SUPPLIES INTERGROUP ARCHITECT $1,417.50 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TCD GALE $2,225.56 BOOKS INTERMOUNTAIN SWEEPER CO $5,393.41 PARTS/SERVICE/REPAIRS PROGRAM FEES TED’S MONTANA GRILL $572.59 CATERING IPN PAYMENT NETWORK $800.00 TRAVEL/TRAINING DATABASE SUBSCRIPTION TELE ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS, INC $17,236.04 CONSTRUCTION PROJECT IR CORP $2,096.43 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SOFTWARE TG TECHNICAL SERVICES $5,405.00 SUPPLIES JEFFERSON COUNTY $1,768.14 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES COMPUTER EQUIPMENT THE HOME DEPOT $3,066.21 SUPPLIES JOHN ELWAY CHEVROLET $761.50 PARTS/SERVICE/REPAIRS SUPPLIES THE MASTER’S TOUCH, LLC $1,394.70 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES JOHNSON, ROLLAND C $3,500.00 SUPPLIES PROFESSIONAL SERVICES THE OLD MAP GALLERY $790.00 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES K E C I COLORADO INC $4,832.22 CONSTRUCTION PROJECT PROFESSIONAL SERVICES THOMSON WEST TCD $1,178.99 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES KAYE, ANNA $750.00 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES MEMBERSHIP DUES THOUTT BROS CONCRETE $10,492.84 CONSTRUCTION PROJECT KENZ LESLIE DISTRIBUTING $6,331.25 PARTS/SERVICE/REPAIRS PROFESSIONAL SERVICES THYSSENKRUPP ELEVATOR $10,165.76 PARTS/SERVICE/REPAIRS KING SOOPERS $1,158.55 SUPPLIES TRAVEL/TRAINING TLC MEALS ON WHEELS $6,500.00 GRANT FUNDING KISSINGER FELLMAN PC $7,775.00 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TOWN HALL ARTS CENTER $32,500.00 CONTRACTUAL SERVICE AGREEMENT L N CURTIS SONS $2,698.25 SUPPLIES MEMBERSHIP DUES TRAFFIC SIGNAL CONTROLS INC $1,283.00 SUPPLIES LA VACA MEAT COMPANY, INC $524.00 SUPPLIES PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TRANSWEST TRUCKS $1,662.61 PARTS/SERVICE/REPAIRS LA Z BOY FURNITURE $560.00 PARTS/SERVICE/REPAIRS PRINTING SERVICES TRICEL CORPORATION $6,834.00 SUPPLIES LANDMARK LINCOLN MERCURY $5,844.16 PARTS/SERVICE/REPAIRS PROGRAM FEES TUCCY, JAMES JAY $1,634.00 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES LARRY GOOD & ASSOCIATES, INC. $11,000.00 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES PROFESSIONAL SERVICES U S POSTAL SERVICE $3,500.00 POSTAGE LASER TECHNOLOGY INC $2,137.50 PARTS/SERVICE/REPAIRS TRAVEL/TRAINING UNITED STATES WELDING $1,394.63 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES LAUDRY SERVICES INC $11,173.75 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TRAVEL/TRAINING URBAN DRAINAGE & FLOOD CONTROL $250,000.00 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES LEXIS NEXIS $1,141.00 DATABASE SUBSCRIPTION PROFESSIONAL SERVICES UTILITIES TELEWORKS $2,306.56 UTILITIES LIBRARY IDEAS LLC $1,095.00 SUPPLIES PROFESSIONAL SERVICES VERIZON WIRELESS $5,288.69 TELECOMMUNICATIONS LITTLETON HISTORICAL $3,037.50 SUPPLIES PROFESSIONAL SERVICES VIDACARE CORPORATION $1,268.05 SUPPLIES LITTLETON PUBLIC SCHOOLS $22,286.53 SERVICES SUPPLIES VISION SERVICE PLAN $6,887.13 EMPLOYEE BENEFITS LOGISTIC SYSTEMS INC $58,387.00 COMPUTER EQUIPMENT SUPPLIES VOLOGY DATA SYSTEM $1,085.76 SUPPLIES LYLE SIGNS INC $1,431.90 SUPPLIES PROPERTY/LIABILITY INSURANCE W L CONTRACTORS INC $11,443.05 MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT LYNCH, BRYANN $554.95 SUPPLIES PROFESSIONAL SERVICES WARD, ELDON P $712.50 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES MARTIN MARIETTA MATERIALS, INC. $47,849.34 CONSTRUCTION PROJECT CONFERENCE REGISTRATION WASTE MANAGEMENT $5,232.14 UTILITIES MAX FIRE $901.57 SUPPLIES SUPPLIES WAXIE SANITARY SUPPLY $1,870.76 SUPPLIES MEDICAL PRIORITY CONSULTANTS $933.00 MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT JANITORIAL SERVICES WEITZ, TIMOTHY P $1,600.00 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES MELISSA AND DOUG $859.45 SUPPLIES EMPLOYEE BENEFITS WEST METRO FIRE PROTECTION $8,400.00 TRAINING MES-ROCKY MOUNTAIN $14,190.22 SUPPLIES SUPPLIES WINGFOOT COMMERCIAL $4,590.50 SUPPLIES MHO NETWORKS $1,250.00 TELECOMMUNICATIONS TRAVEL/TRAINING WIRELESS ADVANCED CO 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MARCH 8 STAGE COMBAT Littleton Town Hall Arts Center and South Suburban Parks and Recreation partner for Shakespeare workshops on Stage Combat and Physical Comedy on March 8. Learn how to fight on stage and use physical comedy techniques to create a scene. Open to boys and girls ages 7-15. Class from 9 a.m. to noon at Buck Recreation Center, and from 1-4 p.m. at Sheridan Recreation Center. Register at www.sspr.org. 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 10-11 April 29 MENTAL HEALTH first aid The South Metro Health Alliance and Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health Network are offering an 8-hour interactive mental health first aid training classes, from 1-5 p.m. March 10-11 in Littleton, and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 29 in Englewood. Seating is limited and registration is required at http://southmetrohealthalliance.org/meetings. Contact Traci Jones, SMHA communications specialist, at 303793-9615 or traci@smhaco.org. MARCH 11 INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST Local television journalist

Ward Lucas will share stories about his career at 7 p.m. March 11 at Bemis Public Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. Lucas has spent 40 years in investigative journalism and has won more than 70 journalism and civic awards for his reporting and writing. In his new book, “Neighbors At War,” he presents startling information about how the modern Homeowners Association Movement is impacting Americans.  Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing at the program. Call 303-795-3961.

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. 

MARCH 12 BLOOD DRIVE Arapahoe County Administration Community

Blood Drive, 8-9:40 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 12 inside Grays Peak at 5334 S. Prince St., Littleton. For information or to schedule an appointment contact the Bonfils’ Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or www.bonfils.org.

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MARCH 12, March 19, March 26 NUTRITION CLASS. Free Heart Health nutrition classes and cooking demonstrations are offered from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 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 15

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Littleton firefighters practice breaching walls in the King Soopers building before it was torn down. Nagle said that was their reality, as they never know what they’re going to find when they get to a live scene. They try to get the firefighters some hands-on training at least a couple times a year, but opportunities like the King Soopers building are rare. “It teaches them confidence and competence,” he said. “Then if they get in a tight spot, they can take a break, relax and think about it, and know they can get out of the situation.”

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Capt. Gene Nagle reminded them that in a real fire, they’d need to check for bubbling tar, sagging areas, collapse zones and a way out should they need it. “Typically we wouldn’t go up there if we didn’t have to,” he said. Later, they got to bash holes through the thick brick-and-mortar walls of the old Walgreens building. The trick was to find the empty spots between the studs and just keep smashing away with a pick or sledgehammer. Nagle explained the hole should be about 21 inches off the floor in order to avoid wiring at the bottom of the wall, and a little more than 14 inches wide to allow the firefighter and his oxygen tank room to get through, but not so wide as to knock through a stud and maybe bring the whole wall down on top of themselves. Taking turns as they tired, it took nearly a half hour for the hole to open up. “Every second’s a minute and every minute’s an hour when you call 911,” said Nagle. Next, they tackled breaching the toughest door they could find — the rear security door on the liquor store. It proved more daunting than expected, but they ultimately conquered the door and the inside gate.

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Courtney Thompson, of Littleton, was named to the fall 2013 dean’s list at Saint Mary’s College. Courtney is the daughter of Kevin Thompson, of Littleton. Benjamin Kane, of Littleton, was named to the fall 2013 dean’s list at Tufts University. Andrew Singer, of Littleton, was named to the honors list at Massanutten Academy for the first grading period of the 2013-14 school year. Cadets

who achieved honors list were given a Silver Eagle certificate to display, and a voucher for ice cream at a local restaurant. Sarina Donnell and Ashley Horodyski, of Littleton, were named to the fall 2013 dean’s list at the University of Iowa. Neal Barsch, of Littleton, received a fall 2013 dean’s award for academic excellence from Colgate University. Barsch is a graduate of Cherry Creek High School.

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“The depression was based on our being told to stunt our growth,” she said. “… The traditional viewpoint of depressed women wasthat until they had a filled uterus, they would be depressed.” So she went to Arapahoe Community College and helped establish the women’s studies program. She founded the Arapahoe County Coordinating Board of Human Service Agencies, and served on the state’s Commission for the Status of Wom-

en. “I got so busy doing what needed to be done instead of sitting around discussing it,” she said. “For a while my focus was so much on women, until I began to realize that we needed men to also feel good about the changes in society and women’s roles.” So she joined a number of organizations related to violence prevention and human rights, including the Littleton Council of Human Relations, which brought Martin Luther King Jr. to Littleton in February 1964. “We wanted to make this a community that was more representative of the country,” she said.

In 1978, she opened her private practice, which she still maintains today. “It gave me the freedom to keep working on making this a better community in which to live,” she said. With so much in her life to be proud of, it’s her family that lights up her eyes. “What’s lasting in life is not an award, it’s the people you love and pass your values on to,” she said. “When all is said and done, they could change the name of the building and take my picture down, and next year someone else will win the lifetime achievement award. But it’s important to do what your heart tells you to do.”

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