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Bond projects set to begin before summer vacation By Jennifer Smith

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won’t be ever be finished like the musicalinstrument problem,” said Flowers. Rotary and Sertoma intend to stay involved for the long haul, helping the moms find financial support, volunteers and a permanent place for the program to live. They’d like to expand it to other schools, as well.

With Littleton Public Schools ready to get to work on the extensive list of projects that voters approved money for last November, the administration wants the public to know that safety, transparency, efficiency and economy are their priorities. “A lot of what I hear from people is that if I’m going to vote for this, then I want to make sure you squeeze every dollar out of it that you can,” Superintendent Scott Murphy said on March 18. “Staff is working very hard to make that happen. It’s easy to just go out and hire a contractor. It’s more difficult to make sure everything gets done right the first time.” Residents in the LPS district passed the $80 million bond issue by about 60 percent of the vote last November, and the revenue can legally only be used for capital improvements like building maintenance and infrastructure. That won’t be a problem, with the average age of facilities at 50 years. The project team has already hired architects and is in the process of choosing contractors. With some work ready to start even before the school year is over in May, residents will soon see signs going up in front of buildings that describe what work is being done and listing a phone number and website where people can get more information. Bob Colwell, former LPS Board of Education president, is heading up a citizens’ oversight committee, with volunteers recruited from the district’s various committees. And longtime LPS volunteer Dave Metcalf, a planner by trade, will again coordinate with the project team as he did in 1995 and 2002. “His knowledge from the previous bond issues is just invaluable, so we’ve been able to hit the ground running,” said Diane Doney, LPS chief operating officer. Doney said design is under way on larger projects — in particular the failing roof at Damon Runyon Elementary School. She said it will take up to a year to get ready for that, and work should start in the summer of 2015. She hopes to be able to replace all the wood trusses with steel. They’re currently being braced with strategically placed stabilizing poles as prescribed by an engineer. “It’s very stable right now,” she said. Because of the age of the buildings, Doney said there is a large budget for asbestos abatement, which will be performed when there are no students inside. Most of the asbestos is in the glue that holds tiles to floors and ceilings, she said. Some of the work, like a new elevator at Newton Middle School, will bring the dis

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Members of the Arapaho Tribal Nation perform one of several dances during a ceremony at Arapahoe High School on March 21. A large contingent of the Arapaho Tribe visited the school, interacting with students and performing traditional ceremonies. The event brought the Arapaho Tribe from the Wind River Indian Reservation in Riverton, Wyo., to renew a relationship that has existed with the school since 1993. The school’s mascot is the Warriors. Courtesy photo

Volunteers target local hunger Clubs, moms making sure all kids eat on weekends By Jennifer Smith

jsmith@coloradocommunitymedia.com Littleton Rotarian Dale Flowers used to think kids couldn’t possibly be going hungry in a community like Littleton, and he suspects a lot of people think the same way. “There is a huge population of children who get free and reduced lunches, but they don’t get fed on the weekends,” is what he found out when he checked in with Mary Ellen Dillman, principal of Centennial Academy of Fine Arts Education. “I couldn’t believe that in this community.” Some moms at the school already knew better, and had set about trying to fix it last year with Arty’s Friday Food Bag, named for the horse that is the school’s mascot. Dawn Maris and Bridget Schild hooked up with a food bank, got some donations and, working out of Maris’ basement, packed bags full of food to send home with several students whom teachers identified as in need. “It was something I was really passionate about,” said Maris. However, the money was running out and they were unable to start up again this year. That is, until Flowers got wise to the situation in December. He recruited Arapahoe Sertoman Scott Manley, and the two service clubs immediately got the money together to help maintain the program. “I call it the `Hungry Tummies Can’t Learn’ program,’” said Flowers. “They were running on a month-to-month basis. We

From left: Scott Manley, Dawn Maris, Bridget Schild and Dale Flowers are working to keep Centennial’s kids fed. Photo by Jennifer Smith really needed a plan to make this sustainable. We made the contribution to make sure they made it through this year with no glitches, and with their hard work.” This isn’t the first time Rotary has helped out Centennial’s kids. The group managed to fully supply the school’s need for musical instruments, so members are glad to have a new cause to support. “Unfortunately, this problem probably

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jsmith@coloradocommunitymedia.com U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman visited the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce March 19 and brought with him Rep. Sam Graves, of Missouri, chairman of the House Small Business Committee. The two Republican lawmakers faced a fairly friendly crowd of local, invited entrepreneurs. In a roundtable format, they listened to concerns and suggestions that ranged from the difficulty applying for government contracts to Obamacare. Andrew Graham, president of Clinic Services and an independent candidate for state representative, said his company has been waiting for its application to bid on government jobs to be approved for five years. “I get the hurry-up-and-wait approach, but we’re not a sit-onour-hands kind of crowd,” he said. “The help I need is, how do I get the job?” Graves said that often several projects are bundled into one contract, making it just too big for smaller companies to handle. He’s introduced two bills that he hopes will level the playing field. He says the Greater Opportunities for Small Business Act of 2014 will increase the goal of giving small

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(From left) U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., U.S. Rep. Sam Graves, R-Mo., and Jeff Wasden, vice chair of public affairs with the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce, participate in a small-business roundtable on March 20. Photo by Jennifer Smith businesses 23 percent of the contracts to 25 percent, and the Contracting Data and Bundling Accountability Act of 2014 will bring more transparency to bundled contracts. “I believe a lot of these small businesses can do a lot of these projects more efficiently,” said Graves. Coffman wondered about the effect the Affordable Care Act might be having on the group, though most of them employ fewer than 50 people and are therefore not subject to new requirements.

“If there is a constant in the discussion, it’s health care,” said Brian Olson, owner of Conversation Starters media consulting firm. He has no employees, but said he works in a world of freelancers who provide services for each other. The requirement to have insurance has many of them bewildered and frightened about the cost, he said. Graham said his company has always offered health insurance, and he doesn’t believe the government should tell him how to do

what he was already doing. “As a human being, I would like to see a decoupling of health insurance from employment,” he said. Jeff Holwell, the chamber’s chief operating officer, said surveys show about 90 percent of the companies in the south-metro area are happy to be here. “The 10 percent that aren’t happy, it’s usually because of a regulatory challenge,” he said, most often local building codes but sometimes obscure federal regulations. “We’d like to inject a little more

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South Metro Chamber president resigns Brackney leaves suddenly after more than a decade of service By Jennifer Smith

jsmith@coloradocommunitymedia.com John Brackney, president and CEO of the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce, unexpectedly announced his resignation via email to chamber members March 24. “In order for the chamber to take new steps, the time has come for me to pass the torch to a new generation of leaders. I am resigning as CEO,” he wrote. “It has been an awesome ride, one I have appreciated and cherished every day. Admittedly imperfect but always driven, I hope I have made some small contribution to the success in your business and your life. My greater hope is that we all re-commit to building an increasingly vibrant business community and quality of life.” Herm Brocksmith, the Brackney chamber’s chairman of the board, declined to comment on reasons Brackney might be leaving, calling his leadership an inspiration to other members. “The challenge now for the board is to find that next executive who will be bold and embrace the values the chamber has to move forward,” he said. “John was a very good CEO for a long period of time.” Brackney began his journey with the chamber 17 years ago as a member. He was hired six years later, then became president in 2004. He gave no indication publicly that he was leaving prior to sending the letter and was not immediately available for comment. Several people took time to wish Brackney well on his Facebook page. “Thanks for your incredible service,” wrote Jeff Wasden, the chamber’s vice chair of public affairs. “The Chamber will miss you, but I fully expect we will move forward and become bigger and stronger.” A Littleton native, Brackney earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Northern Colorado and

a law degree from the University of Denver. He served as a captain in the Colorado Army National Guard, and went on to become the chair of Centennial Airport and an Arapahoe County commissioner. During that time, he helped launch the campaign that saved the Littleton Courthouse. He succeeded his longtime friend Brian Vogt as president of the South Metro Chamber, and the two were instrumental in the formation of the city of Centennial. They recently launched Common Sense Citizens, born of their personal frustration with what they call the debilitating effects of today’s extreme polarization in politics. “Instead of sending problem-solvers and negotiators to Washington, we often send adherents and pledge-signers, people who refuse to compromise for fear that they will lose the support they need to keep a job that has become less respected and less impactful,” they write on the group’s Meetup page. “It is no wonder we are in a mess, one which will grind the genius of America into mediocrity.” The two also were founding members of the Greater Littleton Youth Initiative. Brackney speaks often about how the community came together in those early days after the Columbine tragedy, full of passion and sorrow and ready to set aside differences. “Even though it’s human nature to blame, we decided not to point the finger at anybody,” he said in 2012. “We decided to focus on what we could agree on.” Of late, Brackney has spent a lot of time on the road promoting the chamber’s “Fix the Debt” campaign. “Decisions in Washington affect businesses outside the beltway,” Brackney wrote in a recent opinion piece. “Congress and the president must act now … to create greater market certainty” and “put our country back on a track of fiscal sanity.” Giving no clue as to what’s next for him, Brackney wrote that the chamber is secure in the hands of a talented staff. “Our culture is deep and strong,” he wrote. “Our basic mission is to identify, recruit, sustain, mentor, associate and connect talent for mutual benefit and to create a stronger society. … I hope our paths cross frequently as I remain at your service, only in a different capacity.”

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Council votes have some questioning transparency Initiative that was passed last fall not working out as planned for supporters By Jennifer Smith

jsmith@coloradocommunitymedia.com A pair of measures Littleton City Council passed over the last few weeks has some critics crying foul. “I would like to know if you are going to uphold and honor the voters’ wishes,” Carol Brzeczek said during the March 18 regular meeting. She was referring to a resolution council passed unanimously on March 4 that grants the city attorney authority to approve legal settlements up to $100,000. Previously, city council approved significant settlements in an open meeting, as it did in the case of former crime analyst Sheree Matousek last May. She had alleged discrimination and retaliation, but ended up settling with the city for $90,000 before the case actually landed in court. But last November, Brzeczek led the suc-

cessful effort to pass Initiative 301. It limited the council’s use of executive sessions, which are private meetings generally held so members can get legal advice. It reads, in part: “An executive session may be called in accordance with C.R.S. 24-6-402 for the following reasons and no other: “To discuss matters required to be kept confidential by federal and state laws; and To confer with an attorney regarding a legal action already filed in a court of law. The case name and number shall be cited for the public record. Any final settlement or final agreement shall be decided by a majority vote in a regular meeting of the City Council.” What 301’s supporters were hoping to achieve was that the negotiating process that leads to a settlement — or to a land purchase, for that matter — would happen in public. But City Manager Michael Penny said that’s just not practical. Consider that the city is negotiating with its citizens’ money, and that anyone is allowed into a council meeting — including the negotiators for the other side. If council had to tell staff publicly what its top offer

was, Penny notes, there wouldn’t be much point in negotiating. “The net result is that our elected body has lost the ability to have that private conversation about risking the public’s money,” he said. So to protect the bottom line, what actually happens now is that staff talks to one or two councilmembers at a time, the maximum number allowed by law, slowing down the process. The resolution that council passed means, says Penny, that doesn’t have to happen anymore if the settlement costs the city less than $100,000 in out-of-pocket expenses not covered by insurance. It’s notable that council passed the measure via resolution, which requires no public hearing. On March 18, Councilmember Jerry Valdes said that if he’d realized the resolution seems to run counter to the intent of Initiative 301, he would have voted against it. That night, Valdes also joined Councilmember Peggy Cole and Mayor Pro Tem Bruce Beckman in voting against an ordinance that does away with the requirement to keep written minutes of council meetings

by replacing them with the video record. “With our technology right now, we’re just not ready for it,” said Valdes. “It’s a great idea, but its time is not here yet.” It passed with the support of the other four councilmembers, who cited cost efficiencies. It takes the city clerk’s office up to 160 hours a month to produce them. But some citizens feel written minutes are more reliable and efficient than video. Regular council-watcher Pam Chadbourne offered a presentation on why she prefers written minutes, noting they can be edited for clarity and reviewed by councilmembers to ensure they accurately reflect their intents and actions. Councilmember Randy Stein, on the other hand, thinks video is the only perfect record, and Councilmember Debbie Brinkman agreed. “We’re not transcribing these videos into minutes as it is,” she said. “I know change is sometimes difficult as we move into the 21st Century,” said Mayor Phil Cernanec. “But we no longer have horses pulling our fire engines either. It’s always a challenge.”

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Yesterdays are just that, yesterdays It has been a while since I shared a quote or thought from my mentor Zig Ziglar, and as I prepared for this column I was reminded of something that Mr. Ziglar used to remind us of all the time. He would say, “We cannot make any more yesterdays, but we can make all of the brand-new tomorrows that we possibly can.” I was thinking of this because I found myself in the “woulda, coulda, shoulda” trap as I thought about the ways I handled things over the past 12 months, opportunities I might have missed, activities I wanted to pursue and challenges I needed to overcome. Have you ever been there? We ask ourselves things like, “Why didn’t I say this?” or “Why didn’t I do that?” “Life would be so different if I only did things differently.” And many other such statements and examples. Zig used to also say: “Failure is an event and not a person. Yesterday really did end last night.” So when we can separate our-

selves from what we could have or should have done or said, and realize that tomorrow is a brand-new day, our entire view of the world would shift. Optimism and hope would replace our regret and fear. Tomorrow is filled with promise. Tomorrow is filled with hope. We are in control of how we see our future and what we choose to do in the pursuit of our life goals, our careers, our relationships and our health. Tomorrow has distanced itself from yesterday when it comes to our errors, poor

judgment and mistakes. Tomorrow offers encouragement and builds upon the successes of our yesterdays. When was the last time we took an inventory of all of the great accomplishments, achievements, and goals where we exceeded our own expectations? Looking at past successes builds confidence and serves as a launching point for our next journey and path forward to greatness. So we talked about yesterdays, and we talked about tomorrow. What about today? What can we do today to remember or successes of yesterday, learn from and overcome our prior mistakes, and ensure that our tomorrows are filled with hope, encouragement, opportunity and achievement? Mr. Ziglar talked about the fact that we cannot create any more new yesterdays, but we can create all of the brand-new tomorrows of our life. And it starts with today. We can actually create the next brand-new 30 seconds of our lives, the next brand-new five minutes, the next new

hour, and all we have to do is start. We can start to let go of the past or build upon our past, and the choice is ours. Today, as you read this column, think about where you are. Think about your own story — are we still living in the glory days or many years ago? Are we living and feeling the hurts of yesterday? Or are we placing our stake in the ground today and committing to our future, the best and brightest future that is waiting for each and every one of us? Life is a series of choices. Are you choosing to live or learn from your yesterdays? Are you planning today for your successes of tomorrow? Either way, I would love to hear all about it at gotonorton@gmail. com, and when we plan today for greatness tomorrow, 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 debate over the ‘nanny state’

‘No problem’ really means ‘no thought’ I have a problem with “No problem.” I have a big problem with “No problem.” The only time someone says “No problem” is when there is a problem. The same goes for “No worries.” I’d like to get rid of both of them. They mean nothing, and are generally said as a casual dismissal. Let’s try to think of something else to say when something unexpected happens, or when something doesn’t go on exactly as planned or when something has been done on someone’s behalf. Almost anything would be better. Try these. Instead of “No problem,” perhaps you could say “A wet bird does not fly at night,” or something else that is vaguely Zen. Instead of “No worries,” how about “Breathe deep the gathering gloom”? Anything but a generic cliche. I am having a big problem. Arrangements were made for someone to be here on Monday to pick up some extra large paintings, drive them into Denver, and install them in three new showhomes. At the last minute the project coordinator asked if we could reschedule everything for Wednesday. I said possibly not. Then we were able to agree on Tuesday. In the midst of all of this, of emails and phone calls, trying to reach the outfit that will pick up the paintings, and the installer, she said, “No problem.” I let out a yelp. I closed my eyes. I drank from Smitty’s water dish. I ordered pillow cases I don’t need. I vacuumed the parrot. I booked a flight to Ithaca. I ate macaroni without cheese. I listened to “Teddy Bears’ Picnic” on repeat. I watched Bill O’Reilly and kept a straight face. I don’t have any original thoughts. Just when I think I do, I will hear something or read something that matches identically with my thinking. Someone somewhere wrote about vacuuming his parrot today. I decided to do a “No problem” search, and sure enough, others have the same dislike for it.

The New York Observer columnist Kristen Richardson wrote, “I’ve come to believe that `No problem’ is a seemingly benign expression run terribly amok, to the point of destroying what vestiges of civility we have left here at the beginning of the 21st century.” Richardson did a search too, and called Deborah Tannen, professor of linguistics at Georgetown University. Tannen said that a general casualization of language is responsible for the expression. Tannen said that “No problem” is dismissive, overcasual and makes light of a favor. Then I found out that “No worries” is the preferred expression in Australia and New Zealand. Language takes millions of hits every day. They are called “tweets.” I have yet to tweet. I plan to get out of here without ever tweeting. I am not going to waggle a finger, but the truncation of language into some kind of abbreviated drivel is for the unwashed. I am glad that Charles Dickens didn’t live to hear “No problem.” Oliver goes up and asks for more? And the master says, “No problem”? There’s no chance of that. Dickens manicured his thoughts and expressions, and I will never let that go, or give in to what goes around simply out of carelessness. Am I a language snob? Absolutamente. Muttering fractions of words and exhaling generic expressions is fine when you are lifting a car off of a teenager. The rest of the time I want to hear wording that follows Smith continues on Page 7

If you have ever seen a 1950s sitcom, a la “Leave it to Beaver,” you know exactly how opponents of perceived “nanny state” government intrusions view some of the bills that have emerged from this legislative session. “Aw, gee whiz, mom. Do I have to?” So far this session, we have seen legislation aimed at curbing smoking, tanning and talking on cell phones. But the bills have a worse winning percentage than the Buffalo Bills. Legislation that sought to ban the sale of cigarettes to folks under 21 failed in a House committee recently, as did a separate effort that would have required drivers to use hands-free devices when talking on their cell phones. Meanwhile, a bill that prohibits people under 18 from using tanning beds barely passed the House and faces an uncertain fate in the Senate. The bills have led to fascinating debates among lawmakers over government’s role in the balancing of setting sound public health and safety policy while protecting citizens’ rights to make decisions for themselves — whether they’re bad ones or not. “To pass a law against everything all the time is, once again, the nanny state,” said Rep. Bob Gardner, R-Colorado Springs. Republicans like Gardner typically don’t like this kind of stuff — bills aimed at telling people what they can and can’t do. But this year’s efforts have blurred political lines. The under-21 smoking-ban bill received Republican sponsorship. And some Democrats opposed both the youth tanning bed ban and the bill that deals with drivers’ use of cell phones. “There is a streak within Colorado, both among Democrats and Republicans, who have a Libertarian tendency, and I tend to

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be one of those,” said House Speaker Mark Ferrandino, D-Denver. Ferrandino voted against the tanning bill and said he would not have supported the smoking ban bill, either. “There’s a difference between when it impacts you and you’re making your own decision versus what the impact on what someone else is,” he said. But the House’s second-in-command disagrees. House Majority Leader Dickey Lee Hullinghorst, D-Gunbarrel, voted for the youth tanning bed legislation and supported the effort to ban the sale of smokes to those under 21. “We act all the time in this body and at all legislative bodies across the country to attempt to improve public health and safety, and this is one pretty good idea that I support,” she said. Supporters of the so-called “nanny state” bills say the policy proposals aren’t government’s way of telling adults not to run with scissors. They believe they are setting sound public safety policy. Breaking news: cancer is bad for you. And smoking and ultraviolet rays cause it. And the last person you want to be driving behind on the interstate is some dumbbell who is flipping through every conceivable Vela continues on Page 7

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Littleton Square stores miss King Soopers Yogo Mojo frozen-yogurt shop announces it is closing By Jennifer Smith

jsmith@coloradocommunitymedia.com Most of the small stores that remain in Littleton Square are feeling the loss of King Soopers to one extent or another. “It’s like a roller-coaster,” said Amber Estrada, a stylist at Great Clips, on March 23. “We’re just letting people know we’re still here. A lot of people thought this whole place closed down.” That would be a reasonable assumption for a passerby to make, given that the entire building that once housed the grocery store, Walgreens, a liquor store and an H&R Block, among other things, is now a heap of rubble. “It looks like an Oklahoma City tornado or something went through,” said Lou Jones, who stopped by Great Clips for a haircut but took a few minutes to watch the heavy equipment further the destruction. “I think it’s great for this area. I’m glad they took it all down, it makes sense. And there’s an amazing, beautiful view of the mountains now.”

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application on his phone while others drive by, flipping him off. Rep. Jovan Melton, D-Aurora, who sponsored the cell phone legislation, said people once thought that laws requiring people to wear seat belts were also nanny state efforts. “I think we found that over time that it became acceptable, and now it’s become a complete habit to buckle your seat belt when you get into a vehicle,” Melton said. “I think its more than just govern-

The view of what once was King Soopers, looking from the east at what used to be the front of the building. Photo by Jennifer Smith He said he’d continue to do his part to support the small stores through the closure. “It has to be tough for them right now,” he said. The H&R Block moved into the south building a few doors down from Great Clips. Although the sign said it would be open until 4 p.m. on that Saturday, the door

ment trying to tell you what to do, but also looking at how can we lower some of our costs by doing some things now.” But does Joe Public like legislative efforts to curb bad or unhealthy behaviors? “You have certain constituencies that are very passionate about these issues,” said Rep. Frank McNulty, R-Highlands Ranch, who used the youth tanning bed bill as an example. “But I can tell you that the people who I represent, it’s not even at the top of their list — don’t even make their list.” But do politicians practice consistency when they talk about not wanting the government to intrude on people’s affairs?

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was locked well before 3 p.m. Frozen-yogurt store Yogo Mojo, which is owned by a local family, has decided to call it quits. The owners announced on Facebook on March 22 that they would stay open until the yogurt was gone. “We are so thankful to have the best customers in the entire world,” they wrote.

Republicans will blast government attempts to intervene in a person’s life, but do their views on a woman’s right to choose or support of gay marriage bans confuse the issue? At the same time, if Democrats want the government to stay out of people’s bedrooms, why is it OK for it be in tanning rooms? Ferrandino acknowledges that, on issues like these, “sometimes it becomes a political thing, rather than a fundamental ideology thing.” “I really appreciate people who are consistent in their Libertarian identity,” the House speaker said. Efforts to curb bad behaviors have been a staple of state and

federal government for a long, long time and I doubt they’re going anywhere, any time soon. But does telling someone not to do something that’s bad for them really work? I’m not sure. But it reminds me of a line from the Dudley Moore classic comedy “Arthur,” when Arthur’s fiancee tells the lovable drunk that “a real woman can stop you from drinking.” “It’d have to be a real big woman,” Arthur said. Vic Vela covers the Legislature for Colorado Community Media. He can be reached at vvela@ coloradocommunitymedia.com. Or, follow him on Twitter: @ VicVela1.

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trict into compliance with ADA requirements updated since 2002. Other items will help LPS meet various other federal regulations — technology upgrades to accommodate online testing and new lunch-service tables to meet nutrition standards, for example. Other improvements throughout the district include HVAC, flooring, fire systems, roofing, repairs, plumbing, grounds repairs, lighting, electrical and ADA compliance. All work is expected to be done by August 2017. “This is very much about maintaining our facilities,” said Diane Leiker, LPS communications director. “A lot of work will be done, but you might not see it. It might not look that different, but it really is improving the life of our schools.”

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thought and does not precede it, or is thrown at a situation because it has been before, and it’s handy. There’s someone who is stationed at the self-checkout at my store. Without looking up, she invariably says, “Have a good one.” I take that as a question, and always say, “I do.” Craig Marshall Smith is an artist, educator and Highlands Ranch resident. He can be reached at craigmarshallsmith@comcast. net.

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William E. “Bill” Peters Aug. 5, 1928 – Feb. 24, 2014

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“It’s important for them to get help, and not get burned out,” said Flowers. Maris does the bulk of the shopping. Open Arms Food Bank provides nonperishables, but fresh foods like produce, meat and dairy have to be purchased. “We don’t want to load the bags full of sugar,” said Maris. Each bag is stocked to provide six meals for a child. The women deliver 17 to 20 bags to the school each Friday, serving 43 kids. The goal is for each child to eventually get his or her own bag. It costs about $4 per bag to supplement what comes from the food bank and donations from other outlets, like Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and Panera Bread. “We’re just reaching out to the community and building partnerships,” said Maris. Flowers is proud that Littleton so often pulls together to solve its own problems. “There’s a lot of pockets of passionate people around town,” he said.

“Thank you for all of your support and know that we will miss every one of you.” The city prohibits signs around the perimeter of the square, so the shops are resorting to other, more expensive methods of letting people know they’re still open. The UPS Store regularly has a sign twirler on the southwest corner of the intersection, and Estrada said Great Clips is mailing coupons to customers who haven’t visited in awhile. “We are doing OK,” said Amy Kim, manager of Tiffany Nails. “We have taken a lot of steps in advertising to make up for it.” Estrada said the employees throughout the square are patronizing each other as much as they can, all trying to keep each other afloat. Many of them depend on tips, and new customers have been hard to come by. “It’s like a ghost town,” she said. Those who survive will likely thrive once the new store goes up in about a year. It will be just like the one that recently opened at Federal Boulevard and Belleview Avenue, with expanded selections, more square footage and an improved parking lot. It will include a drive-through pharmacy on the west side, two front entrances on the east, a resurfaced and realigned parking lot and a Starbucks kiosk inside.

William E. “Bill” Peters, 85, of Littleton passed away Monday, February 24, 2014 in SkyRidge Medical Center, Lone Tree. He was born August 5, 1928 in Taylorville, Illinois and spent his early life in Peoria. He joined the Marine Corp. in 1946 and served one year. He then studied typewriter repair in Springfield, Missouri, where he met the love of his life, Mary Jane Head. They were married September 19, 1948 in Golden City, Missouri and moved to Wisconsin where he began a career in photography at the Greenbay Gazette, before settling in Denver in 1960. He was a photographer at the Denver Post for many years before retiring in 1982, when he joined his wife, Jane, in two studios above Abe’s Restaurant on Main Street in Littleton. There he pursued his dream of combining photography and painting to create prints. Together they ran their business, J-B Studios, until her death in 1984. Bill continued his art, painting portraits for the

rest of his life. His sense of humor was legendary and he will be missed by family and many friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jane Peters, parents, John and Ivy Peters, sisters Viola June Jackson and Vernetta LaConte, brothers John, Darrel and Donald Peters, daughter-in-law Sandy Peters, grandson Robbie Peters, and father and mother-in-law, Fred and Edith Head. He is survived by brother Robert E. Peters and his wife Marilyn, sister Donna Thames and her husband Charles, daughters Dora Kay Peters and Lynn Studdard and her husband Von, grandchildren Jace Studdard, Julie Studdard, Carrie Cohen, and stepgrandson Elroy Portis, four great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law Shirley Schnelle and her husband Wayne, Sherry McKee, and brother-in-law George Head and his wife Jeannette, and many neices and nephews. Cremation was performed by All State Cremations and his ashes will be joined with his beloved Janie.

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Gladys L. Bush, 95, of Littleton passed away on March 19, 2014. She was born on February 22, 1919 in Eldorado Springs, Missouri. Gladys married her high school sweetheart, Clinton Bush, whom she met on the tennis court. They were married for more than 76 years. They lived their entire lives in Littleton, Colorado. Gladys enjoyed bridge, golf, reading English mysteries and tennis. She is survived by her loving husband Clint K. Bush; daughters, Kathy (Michael) Burg of Greenwood Village, CO and Carol (Chris) Kochoff of Los Angeles, CA. She is also survived by five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Services were held on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 9:30 am at First Presbyterian Church of Littleton located at 1609 W. Littleton Blvd., Littleton, CO. Arrangements by Neptune Society of Colorado.

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Ruth L Compton, wife, mother and grandmother passed away peacefully on March 16,2014 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She was born in Dodge City Kansas, July 8, 1925. She leaves behind her husband Keith Grieson; children Karen Dandino of Colorado Springs, Rick (Debbie) Compton of Estes Park and Doug (Shayne) Compton of Centennial. Seven grandchildren; Kevin, Jason, Beth, Mary, Tom, Savannah and Nathan. She was preceded in death by her husband Richard Compton. Memorial service will take place on Friday March 21 at 1:30pm, at Swan-Law Funeral Directors, 501 North Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs. Burial will take place Saturday March 22 at Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs. In lieu of flowers a memorial contribution to the American Diabetes Association or the American Cancer Society in her name.


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Education-funding efforts advance Pair of bills would generate $300 M boost for schools By Vic Vela

vvela@coloradocommunitymedia.com Colorado’s long-underfunded public school system would receive an additional $300 million in funding and increased perpupil dollars, under a pair of school finance bills that cleared a House committee on March 19. However, the battle over

how those dollars are to be managed — and whether the funding will be enough to appease vocal superintendents — is just getting started, as the education budget process began to play out at the Capitol last week. This year’s K-12 school funding efforts seek to provide a badly needed infusion of resources to school districts across the state, through a bipartisan education funding bill and the annual School Finance Act. “This is our very best attempt at making sure we

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start making progress from some very difficult financial years,” Rep. John Buckner, D-Aurora, told the House Education committee. The School Finance Act would increase per-pupil funding by 2.8 percent, which would allow that funding to keep up with inflation. The bill also provides $17 million for preschool and full-day kindergarten. Immediately before the bill received committee approval, the same committee gave the go-ahead for a separate, bipartisan school funding measure. The Student Success Act would provide millions of dollars for school programs and would replace some of the education funding that had been a casualty of budget cuts in recent years. The bill — which received House sponsorship from Reps. Millie Hamner, D-Dillon, and Carole Mur-

ray, R-Castle Rock — would give schools $200 million in additional funding. That sum includes $20 million for reading programs and about $30 million for programs designed for English language learners. “They are some of our most vulnerable and neediest populations of students,” Hamner said. The money would also buy down the so-called education funding “negative factor” —recession era education funding cuts that total about $1 billion. The bill would provide $100 million for the purpose of backfilling some of those cuts. The bills are a way for the Legislature to provide more money for schools on the heels of last year’s failed school finance tax measure, which voters soundly rejected in November. An increase in education funding is a top prior-

ity for lawmakers and Gov. John Hickenlooper, given the state’s upbeat economic forecast, which was recently presented to the Joint Budget Committee. But this year’s K-12 funding efforts are not going to please everyone. School superintendents and other education advocates are asking for more money for the negative factor buydown than what the Legislature expects to provide. School district leaders have also voiced displeasure over an area in the Student Success Act that seeks to change how pupils are counted for the purposes of a school’s official enrollment — something that districts say is a waste of time and money. And there have been arguments over school districts’ lack of autonomy over how the money will be spent.

The funding will have strings attached, which doesn’t please opponents who say that the Legislature shouldn’t dictate how districts use that money. “I’d like to restore the negative factor to the best of our ability with no strings attached,” said Rep. Chris Holbert, R-Parker, the only member of the House Education Committee to vote against the Student Success Act. “I think that has been a clear message from our school districts.” Hamner acknowledged those concerns, but said that it’s important to realize that the state can’t get in over its head. “We just have to balance all these needs with what the state budget can really commit to over a period of years,” she said. The bills now head to the House Appropriations Committee, prior to receiving full votes in the House.

Laws tighten marijuana regulations Packaging standard aims to safeguard kids from pot By Vic Vela

vvela@coloradocommunitymedia.com Gov. John Hickenlooper signed two bills into law on March 17 that tighten regulations on marijuana sales and aim to make it more difficult for the drug to be consumed by children. House Bill 1122 will require that medical marijuana that is sold in edible form — such as pot brownies or cookies — is wrapped in opaque packaging that does not create an “attractive nuisance” for kids. The law seeks to prevent incidents where children accidentally eat pot-laced edibles, which can sometimes result in emergency room trips. “Child-resistant packaging is required for things like Tylenol because it works,” Hickenlooper said during a Capitol press conference. “You should have no different standard for marijuana.” Regulations that the Leg-

Gov. John Hickenlooper is flanked by Rep. Daniel Kagan, D-Cherry Hills, (far left) and Sen. Linda Newell, D-Littleton, (right) as he signs two pot regulation bills at the Capitol on March 17. Photo by Vic Vela islature put into place last year as a result of the 2012 passage of Amendment 64 — which legalized recreational pot use in Colorado — already include strict packaging requirements for retail sales. This law sets that same standard for medical marijuana sales. Hickenlooper was joined by Dr. Sam Wang, a pediatric emergency room physician at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Wang said there has been an increase in the number of children who

are hospitalized due to accidental ingestion of marijuana. “Symptoms vary quite a bit, anywhere from mild symptoms, a little bit of sleepiness, but we’ve had some severe cases where children have actually had an inability to breathe adequately, requiring tubes,” Wang said. The bill also gives retail marijuana store owners the ability to confiscate a fake ID from a person younger than 21 who attempts to

buy the drug. Additionally, the bill increases penalties for those who are caught selling marijuana to minors. “Everybody came together on this and our kids will be better, safer and kept away from marijuana as a result,” said Rep. Daniel Kagan, D-Cherry Hills Village, a bill sponsor. Hickenlooper also signed Kagan’s House Bill 1229 into law, which will allow local jurisdictions to submit fingerprints of those applying for a retail marijuana license to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. Hickenlooper said the law will bar “bad actors” with criminal records who try to gain access to the retail pot industry. Sen. Linda Newell, DLittleton, a Senate sponsor of House Bill 1122, said legislators will continue to examine laws that regulate the newly created marijuana industry, as more becomes known about the industry. “This is probably not the last time you will hear from us because we will probably find these cleanup bills as we go through the years, after marijuana … has become a norm in Colorado,” Newell said.

Under-21 smoking ban fails in committee By Vic Vela

vvela@coloradocommunitymedia. com Legislation that would have banned the sale of cigarettes to people younger than 21 died in a House committee on March 19. The bill received support from those who believe that smoking is a societal ill and who want to see more done to keep cigarettes away from youths. But the effort fell one vote short of passing the House Finance Committee, on the heels of testimony from witnesses and comments from lawmakers who felt the legislation went too far in dictating decisions that adults usually make for themselves. “I come down on the side of treating 18- to 20-year-olds as adults,” said Rep. Daniel Kagan of Cherry Hills Village, the only Democrat to vote against the bill. Now, it’s legal for peope who are age 18 to purchase cigarettes. The bill would have raised that age to 21, although it would have provided a

grandfather clause for people who are 18 when the law went into effect. In defending the effort, Rep. Beth McCann, D-Denver, a bill sponsor, cited testimony from anti-smoking advocates, who said that smokingrelated illnesses cost governments millions of dollars in health spending each year. “The harm is not to just those who smoke; the harm is to all of us,” McCann said. McCann also said that “the military is taking a pretty aggressive view of smoking,” telling committee members that armed forces branches have introduced anti-smoking programs aimed at curbing soldiers’ smoking habits. But Brian Soule, a combat veteran from Colorado Springs, told the committee that he found the bill “insulting.” Soule cited the names of soldiers who became war heroes before the age of 21 and asked why lawmakers would question their ability to make decisions for themselves. “To say that these people cannot make good decisions about what’s

good for them is pretty insulting to a lot of great Americans,” Soule said. Others who testified in opposition to the bill said that businesses, particularly convenience stores, would be hurt by the legislation. State revenue would also be affected. The bill’s fiscal note indicates that the state would have lost about $925,000 in tobacco tax revenue for the 2014-15 fiscal year, but the revenue losses for the following fiscal year would have been about $3.7 million. But money isn’t the only thing, argued bill supporters. “There would be a short-term fiscal hit, but in the long term, it will help us,” said Rep. Mike Foote, D-Lafayette. Kagan joined all six Republicans on the House Finance Committee to vote against the bill, many of whom made similar arguments against the legislation. “We’re creating a large case to where most 19- and 20-year-olds don’t feel like they’re actual adults for a myriad of reasons,” said Rep. Kevin Priola, R-Henderson.


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Arapahoe Community College will host a celebration for early childhood professionals on April 10, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Stop by to reconnect with colleagues and learn about new industry trends. On hand will be representatives from several local organizations that work with youths, as well as ACC’s Library and Academic Advising Office. There will also be a job fair from 6 to 7 p.m., with refreshments and door prizes. This event is free and open to the public, and free parking is available in all campus lots. All participants will receive a two-hour continuing education certificate. For more information, contact kristin. habicht@arapahoe.edu or 303-797-5924.

Governor appoints Brinkman to board

Gov. John Hickenlooper has appointed Littleton City Councilmember Debbie Brinkman to the Local Emergency Planning Committee. Brinkman is one of two local government representatives on the 12-member board. Federal law adopted in 1986 requires each state to appoint a State Emergency Response Commission. The legislation was created following several very severe hazardous materials incidents worldwide. “It’s an honor to be asked to serve on

this important commission,” Brinkman said. “Emergency planning and preparedness are essential, as the recent fires and floods have proven. I look forward to the challenge and truly appreciate the opportunity to serve.”

Housing authority names interim chief

At its March 6 regular meeting, the South Metro Housing Options Board of Commissioners appointed Assistant Director Jo Hamit to act as interim director for the agency upon the retirement of current director Dan Burnham. Burnham announced his retirement in January and will be leaving SMHO May 15. He has worked at SMHO since 1979 and has served as executive director since 2005. The board will conduct a search for a new executive director in April and expects to have the position filled by September 2014.

LPS tech students shine

The annual state Technology Student Association conference was held Feb. 27-March 1 at the Denver Tech Center Marriott. LPS students were successful and the district was well represented — 39 from Euclid Middle School, 63 from Goddard Middle School, 19 from Arapahoe High School, 12 from Heritage High School and 39 from Littleton High School. Euclid placed second overall among the middle schools, and Goddard placed third. Littleton placed second among all the high schools.

Registration opens for ACC community classes

Register now for Spring 2014 Community Education courses at Arapahoe Community College. ACC offers noncredit and creative courses at its Littleton and Parker campuses, the ACC Art and Design Center, Hudson Gardens and Event Center and Highlands Ranch High School. A wide selection of online courses is available, and students can try one for free. Check out ACC’s Spring 2014 Community Education courses at www.arapahoe.edu/communityED or call 303-797-5722.

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March 27, 2014

Revenue forecast looking good TABOR technicality could give pot tax refunds to taxpayers By Vic Vela

vvela@coloradocommunitymedia.com Colorado’s economy grew stronger in 2013 and that momentum is expected to continue through the coming years, factors that will contribute to a state general fund budget for next year that will exceed original forecasts, state economists said on March 18. But not all the news that came out of the Legislature’s Joint Budget Committee briefing was rosy. While much of the state is doing better post-recession, other areas continue to struggle. And lawmakers lamented the continuing budget challenges that come as a result of the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights — including a TABOR problem involving marijuana tax revenue that the Legislature may end up having to deal with soon. The JBC was briefed on Colorado’s economic outlook by the state’s budget director and staff from the Colorado Legislative Council. Their reports are an essential component for the committee to consider when they craft the state’s spending plan — a budget that is expected to be about $20.5 billion. While the economists’ revenue forecasts differed slightly, they all agreed that Colorado’s economy is on healthy footing. “Over the past year, household wealth has grown because of increases in home prices and recent gains in the stock market,” said Louis Pino of the Legislative Council. “As a result, consumer spending has improved, especially on big-ticket items like furniture and vehicles. U.S. corporations continue to post strong profits, the equity market posted its best gains in years, inflation remains benign and the global economy, especially in the Eurozone, appears to have turned a corner for the better.” The budget forecast for the 2014-15 fis-

‘TABOR told us to let the voters decide. The voters have decided, and their wishes may be frustrated by something hidden in the TABOR amendment.’ Sen. Pat Steadman, D-Denver cal year will be $61 million higher than what was originally predicted. And, after money is set aside for an increased state reserve fund, about $75 million will be left over for bills that are currently waiting to be appropriated — an “up-for-grabs” amount that is certain to lead to battles among lawmakers in the coming weeks. Priorities for that money include helping flood and wildfire victims and more funding for K-12 and higher education. After that, there is a guessing game as to which of the many bills that have yet to be appropriated become funded. “There are a lot of competing priorities within the budget, so as we’ve said from the start we have to be prudent in how we allocate the resources of the state,” House Speaker Mark Ferrandino, D-Denver, said the day after the forecast was released. “We are not going to be able to pass every idea and bill through the Legislature.” The state’s general fund budget for the next fiscal year is expected to be $9.2 billion, higher than the current fiscal year’s revenue projection of $8.8 billion. Driving the healthy economic forecast is a 27-week streak of consecutive job growth and a state unemployment rate that is currently 6.1 percent. While the unemployment rate has dropped, “the state’s labor market added jobs at the fastest rate in seven years,” according to the Legislative Council. Meanwhile, wages and salaries grew 4.7 percent last year and personal income is expected to improve during the 204-15 fiscal

year, economists said. The current fiscal year will also yield a general fund surplus of $257 million, most of which — about $170 million — will be transferred to the State Education Fund. Funding for education will increase through the annual School Finance Act and accompanying bills aimed at pumping more money into K-12 and higher education. Those dollar amounts are still being negotiated. While the Denver metro area and much of the Front Range is experiencing economic growth in many areas, other parts of the state aren’t faring as well. For Colorado Springs, Pueblo and the Western Slope, including Grand Junction, growth has been “sluggish,” according to Louis Pino of the Legislative Council.

TABOR trouble

As for marijuana tax revenue that is coming in as a result of Proposition AA, $54.7 million will be pumped into the 201415 fiscal year. But while that revenue amount is less than what was originally projected by Prop AA proponents, the state may end up having to cut refund checks to Colorado taxpayers for that money. A TABOR technicality may require the state to issue pot revenue refunds — even though voters intended for money that’s collected from marijuana tax money to go toward school construction and the cost of pot industry regulations. TABOR is generally thought of as a statute that requires all tax hikes be approved

by the voters. But the technical clause also includes an area that requires the state to issue tax refunds when state spending exceeds expectations that are included in voter information material that is sent out each election, otherwise called the “Blue Book.” That seems to be the case this year, and lawmakers are trying to figure out how to deal with it. “This is confounding,” said Sen. Pat Steadman, D-Denver. “TABOR told us to let the voters decide. The voters have decided, and their wishes may be frustrated by something hidden in the TABOR amendment.” Lawmakers could issue refunds for the marijuana tax money or they may end up having to go back to the voters to ask if they can keep it — something for which the voters already gave permission. Ferrandino said it is likely that the Legislature will deal with this issue before the session is out. The concern over marijuana revenues isn’t the only TABOR-related monkey wrench that lawmakers have had to deal with this session. They ran into problems with flood recovery money because counties wouldn’t be able to take state reimbursements, out of concern that the money would cause them to hit their TABOR spending limits. The state will instead fund the money through different means. Those issues caused JBC members to rail against TABOR. Rep. Crisanta Duran, D-Denver, the committee chairwoman, said TABOR has caused the state “major problems” that has tied budgets into “fiscal knots.” And one Republican said the recent TABOR issues have caused her to change her perspective on the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights. “I have to tell you, quite honestly, the more I learn about TABOR, particularly what it did to the floods and our counties, the less and less I like it and the more insidious I believe it’s been to state government,” said Rep. Cheri Gerou, R-Evergreen.

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Wood is nothing to knock at show Foothills Art Center has a history of showing fine art quality pieces in what some still call “crafts.” “Splinter! Colorado Wood Today” is opening on March 29 and running through May 18 at FAC, 809 15th St., Golden. Contemporary expressions in wood — a medium that has been favored by artists since ancient times, will appeal to a wide range of viewers. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $5/$3. SCFD Free Day April 23. Panel discussion with artists Carley Warren, Susan Cooper, Patrick Marold and Keith Gotschall from 2-4 p.m. April 12 (RSVP). Foothillsartcenter.org, 303-2793922.

Installation of the 16 new stained glass windows designed by Scott Larson for Our Lady of Loreto Church, made by Derrix Glassstudios in Germany, required a lift brought in from out of state. Courtesy photos

‘WindoWs’

quite a sight Foxfield church’s glass offers astonishing art By Sonya Ellingboe

sellingboe@coloradocommunitymedia. com To fully appreciate the newly installed stained-glass windows at Our Lady of Loreto Catholic Church in Foxfield, one should visit at various times of day and in different seasons, when the changing sunlight will create new effects. Officially blessed at a Mass on March 16, the 16 recently installed works of art were created by artist Scott Parsons and fabricated by the century-old Derix Glasstudios in Taunusstein, Germany. They are collectively called The Heavenly Jerusalem Windows and each has a distinctive story to tell the viewer. Installation of the round and rectangular windows in the handsome Romanesquestyle church was made possible by an anon-

if you go Our Lady of Loreto Catholic Parish is located at 18000 E. Arapahoe Road in Foxfield — just east of Parker Road. We were told that because the church also operates a school, the three bronze sanctuary doors are locked during the week, but a large door labeled Main Door is open and an attendant is there, who can grant admission to the sanctuary. It is open for Masses, with times listed on the website. 303-766-3800, OurLadyofLoreto.org. ymous donor, according to Msgr. Edward Buelt, who founded the parish and worked closely with the artist on the spiritual symbolism in each individual design. The windows are stained glass with colors painted on, versus the leaded glass windows we are accustomed to. They are filled with dazzling colors and occasional touches of gold, applied to the hand-blown glass panels in patterns that include both representational images and more sweeping abstract images. Angels, the elements, sunlight and vegetation — all imaginatively presented. Parsons, who was born in Littleton, has an MFA in painting from CU-Boulder — with graduate work in archaeology — and is chairman of the art department at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D. He has been creating public art, including liturgical art, for 20 years. Several years ago, Parsons, a Lutheran, worked with the Derix studios on stained glass windows for Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls. In Denver, he is represented by the prestigious William Havu Gallery and has work installed at the National Cable Television Center and Museum at the University of Denver and at

“Serephim” window from the “Angels in Festive Garb” series at Our Lady of Loreto Church. The word means “the burning ones” and shows flames. It was designed by Scott Larson.

“Spring” window, just installed at Our Lady of Loreto Church, designed by Scott Larson. One can see crystal waters, a Tree of Life, pomegranate, cherry, palm frond. locations across the nation and in Canada. Our Lady of Loreto’s western facade is inspired by the Basilica of St. Ambrose in Milan, Italy. The eight-sided dome has five circular windows supported by laminated red oak pillars, which represent trees. The central, east-facing window depicts the Lamb of God, with blood flowing from the pierced heart and clear blue water. Alpha and Omega symbols are copied from Botticini’s “Assumption of the Virgin,” seen in Washington’s National Galleries, according to an explanation by Msgr. Buelt on the church website, where images of all the windows can be seen. Round windows symbolizing each season are next on each side, and opposite the lamb is The Celestial Denver window, which brings the series home to its location. A columbine (an ancient symbol of the Holy Spirit) is in the center, backed by an image of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and mountain peaks, with an image of Red Rocks Amphitheatre to the side. Ten clerestory windows portray God’s nine ranks of angels and one dedicated to St. Michael, Prince of Angels, according to Msgr. Buelt’s text. Each has its distinctive colors and symbolism: Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones, Dominions, Virtues, Powers, Principalities, Archangels, Angels and St. Michael, the Archangel. The dramatic images are swirling and abstract representations of spiritual beings. Their interpretation is based on theological work of St. Thomas Aquinas, according to a story in the Denver Catholic Register, saying he cautioned against representing angels in human form. The artist said they are represented by breath, wind, fire and water. We would urge art lovers, regardless of religious affiliation, to see these really unique examples of liturgical art—made for the 21st century.

News from ACC

• The Fine Art Student Juried Exhibition will be in Arapahoe Community College’s Colorado Gallery of the Arts from March 31 to April 16, juried by painter Lee Wasilik. Awards will be sponsored by the Heritage Fine Arts Guild, which recently held a show at the gallery. An opening reception will be from 5 to 7 p.m. April 4. Gallery hours: noon to 5 p.m. Mondays to Fridays (open until 7 p.m. on Tuesdays). • ACC celebrates the opening of the McKinnell Special Collection on April 2 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Library and Learning Commons. Jim and Nan McKinnell were influential ceramic artists over a 50-year period in Colorado, and over 200 of their books, slides and papers were donated to ACC with several pottery pieces. The books may be checked out. For information: Ann Priestman, ACC reference and archives librarian, 303-797-5731, ann.priestman@ arapahoe.edu. • The next ACC Star Party will be from 8 to 10 p.m. April 4 on the West Lawn,between the Main Building and Lot G. ACC will provide a telescope. Free hot cocoa and cookies. Admission is free, with no RSVP needed. Information: Jennifer Jones, 303-797-5839, jennifer.jones@arapahoe.edu. Ellingboe continues on Page 13

“Thirteen Years” by Susan Cooper is included in ”Splinter! Colorado Wood Today,” an exhibit of art by contemporary woodworkers at Foothills Art Center in Golden. Courtesy photo

note to readers Penny Parker is taking some time off. Her column, Mile High Life, will return soon.


12-Color

12 The Independent

March 27, 2014

Nothing homey in hometown tale curtain time ‘Good People’ plays at Curious Theatre

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“35 MM: A Musical Exhibition” is a multimedia musical by Ryan Scott Oliver, based on photographs by Matthew Murphy. It will be presented by Ignite Theatre from April 11 to May 4 at the Aurora Fox Arts Center, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora. It’s directed by Keith Rabin Jr., with music by Jason Tyler Vaughn. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Industry Night is April 14. Tickets: $27/$19 student.720-362-2697, www.ignitetheatre.com.

By Sonya Ellingboe

sellingboe@coloradocommunitymedia.com Scene I of David Lindsay-Abaire’s “Good People” opens in a trashy South Boston alley behind the Dollar Store — the only private office space that store manager Stevie (John Juracheck) can find to tell Margie (Dee Covington) that he’s letting her go. Seems she’s late every day — always with an excuse that she can’t leave her disabled adult daughter alone — and Stevie’s boss has said “enough!” “How about trying Gillette?” (a large manufacturing plant for razors). Stevie says he’ll ask his brother who works there. Margie rages and whines, claims it’s because she’s paid above minimum wage and in no way takes any blame. There’s a disconnect from the start with any sort of work ethic — she talks about luck, or lack of it. This is a play about class differences, with wry twists by Lindsay-Abaire, who grew up in South Boston and understands the territory. Dee Covington has the speech and mannerisms of her character, Margaret, nailed. As do her neighbors Jeanie (Leslie O’Carroll) and plain-spoken landlord Dottie (Kathryn Gray). They commiserate with her and try to think about a solution to her dilemma. They are

Leslie O’Carroll (Jean), Dee Covington (Margaret) and Kathryn Gray (Dottie) chat in Margaret’s kitchen, as Boston Southies in “Good People,“ playing at Curious Theatre. Courtesy photo “good people.” Jeanie has just seen Mike (Michael McNeil), an old boyfriend of Margaret’s, at a dinner where she was serving. He is now a doctor. She suggests: “Why don’t you go ask him for a job?” Savvy director Christy Montour Larson keeps the focus intense throughout. It’s not a comfortable/ cozy night for the audience — but then Pulitzer winner Lindsay-Abaire doesn’t write comfortable/cozy. Margaret pushes her way into Mike’s office and he too suggests Gillette, and she accuses him of being “Lace Curtain” (not a kind thing to say). He suggests she come to a party he and his wife are having in their Chestnut Hill home — a wealthy

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The conversation carries the story along through nu“Good People” runs through April 19 merous twists and turns unat Curious Theatre, 1080 Acoma St., til the errant guest departs. Denver. Performances: 8 p.m. ThursWe next see her at bindays, Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sungo with her friends, finally days. Tickets: $18-$44, 303-623-0524, agreeing to try Gillette …. curioustheatre.org. The staging and lighting are impressive for this production, with massive set neighborhood. pieces that wheel and turn There are underlying is- and change magically from sues at play here and he asks alley to classy home, with “Did you get mean, Margie? a shove from the cast and You’re good people.” crew. Act II opens at Mike’s imThe audience will leave pressive house with discord this performance unsettled between the doctor and his that Margaret’s future is wife, Kate (Betty Hart), a lit- probably not going to go erature professor at Boston well. Luck isn’t in the cards University — and black. He for her …. had called Margie to say the But it’s a wonderfully party was canceled and she written and acted producappears anyhow — hearing tion. One wouldn’t want to B:10.25” what she wants to hear. miss it. T:10.25”

`Spamalot’

“Spamalot” — based on “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” by Eric Idle and John Du Prez — brings the clip-clopping knights to the Aurora Fox, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., from April 11-27. Piper Lindsay Arpan directs and choreographs a strong cast. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays: 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $28/$24/$14, 303-739-1970, www.aurorafox.org.

Improv musical

“Broadway’s Next Hit Musical” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. April 5 at the PACE Center, 20000 Pike’s Peak Ave., Parker. Improvisers will gather made-up hit song titles from the audience and create a musical performance on the spot. Tickets: $30/$25, 720-4575092, www.Pacecenteronline.org.

Bio drama with music

“End of the Rainbow” by Peter Quilter is presented in a regional premiere from March 25 to April 13 in the Main Stage Theater at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Time travel to December 1968 as Judy Garland is poised to make a comeback. Directed by Rod Lansberry. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 1 p.m. Wednesdays; 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets: 720-8987200, www.arvadacenter. org. (Adult language.)

Thriller

“Deathtrap” by Ira Levin plays April 5 to May 3, presented by Spotlight Theatre at the John Hand Theater, 7653 E. 1st Place, Denver. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Industry Thursday April 10; 2 p.m. Sundays plus Saturday, April 3 (No performance on Easter Sunday, April 20). Tickets: $21/$19, 720-880-8727, www.thisisspotlight.com.

Fugard

“Road to Mecca” by South African playwright Athol Fugard is based on a true story of eccentric artist Helen Martins. It plays March 28 through May 4 at Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Ave., Golden, directed by Len Matheo. Performances: 7:30 Fridays, Saturdays; 6 p.m. Sundays; 2 p.m. Tickets: $23/$20, 303-935-3044, www.minersalley.com.

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March 27, 2014

E Not a jolly

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‘Rumpelstiltskin’ staged at Denver’s Mizel center

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sellingboe@coloradocommunitymedia.com For the 17th annual Denver Children’s Theatre production, the 2014 choice is “Rumpelstiltskin,” as adapted by Mike Kenny from the Brothers Grimm fairy tale. Performances are at the Mizel Arts and Culture Center at the Jewish Community Center. Billie McBride is director — as she has been for a number of years — of this spring treat, cast with fine professional actors who will really show children what theater can be. McBride is joined for this play by local choreographer/dancer Terrell Davis, due to the extraordinary movement requirements in Kenny’s version. Performances are at 10 a.m. on selected weekdays for school groups 5 years through grade 6, and at 1 p.m. on Sundays for the public. Readers will remember the story about the miller (Brian Landis Folkins) who tells the king that his pampered daughter (Adrian Egolf ) knows how to spin gold from straw. When the

Rachel Graham as the magical creature, Rumpelstiltskin, demands that the Princess (Adrian Egolf) give him her baby in return for his spinning the king’s straw into gold. Courtesy photo

if you go “Rumpelstiltskin” plays through May 2 at the Mizel Arts and Culture Center at the Jewish Community Center, 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver. Performances for school groups are at 10 a.m. on specific weekdays, plus 1 p.m. Sundays for the public (except April 20). Tickets $8/$9/$10, 303-316-6360, maccjcc.org/Denver-childrens-theatre-rumpelstiltskin king finds his treasury is pretty much depleted, he takes the miller up on his boast and leads the daughter to a room filled with piles of straw, which makes her frantic. The elfish little man Rumpelstiltskin (Rachel Graham) appears and

offers to spin the straw into gold in exchange for her firstborn child after she becomes the princess who marries the prince. Also in the cast: Lindsey Pierce as the queen and Missy Moore as Mess. A curriculum guide is distributed to all participating teachers, keyed to academic standards for reading, writing and communication; social studies; dance; music; drama; and theater arts. Optional “Encore!” programs ($10) are offered following the 70-minute performance. Workshops are led by arts educators (often actors from the production) with discussion and specially designed theater activities.

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March 29 BIrd Walk A master birder from the Front Range

Birding Company leads a bird walk from 8-11 a.m. March 29 at Hudson Gardens. Discover the rich bird habitats of the Gardens, focusing on the various species that visit during that particular season. You’ll come away with a better understanding of bird ecology, useful tips on how to identify birds by sight and sound, and when and where to find different species. Whether you are new to birding or an experienced bird watcher, there is always something exciting to see through your binoculars at Hudson Gardens. Registration: $8/member, $10/nonmember. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Call the Education Department at 303-797-8565 ext. 306 or visit shop.hudsongardens. org to register. Hudson Gardens & Event Center is at 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton.

March 29 GroWInG rosEs For more than 3,000 years roses

have been called the Queen of Flowers for their beautiful form, color, and fragrance. They also happen to grow great in Colorado. In this course designed for the beginner, Mary Kirby, rose growing expert from the Denver Rose Society, will share the secrets to successfully growing roses in our Colorado climate. This class will uncover which rose types grow best in our area, how and when to plant, and how to care for your roses through the season. Last, but certainly not least, you’ll have an opportunity to tour the Hudson Gardens Rose Garden, home to over 80 different varieties of roses. Program is from 10 a.m. to noon March 29 at Hudson Gardens. Registration: $21/member, $24/nonmember. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Call the Education Department at 303-797-8565 ext. 306 or visit shop.hudsongardens.org to register. Hudson Gardens & Event Center is at 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton.

March 30

Ellingboe Continued from Page 11

Vintage Voltage

The Vintage Voltage Expo, produced by Dana Cain of Littleton, will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 30 at the Ramada Plaza Convention Center, Interstate 25 at 120th Avenue. Music fans and audiophiles will want stereos, turntables, antique radios, classic guitars, vinyl records and more. Fifty vendors are expected.

Blood drIVE St. Mary of Littleton Catholic Church

Community Blood Drive, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 30 inside Marian Hall at 6853 S. Prince St., Littleton. For information or to schedule an appointment please contact the Bonfils’ Appointment Center at 303-3632300 or www.bonfils.org.

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Enforcement Academy will host a career day from 9 a.m. to noon April 2 in the multi-purpose room (M1900) at the Littleton campus. Agencies representing security companies, corrections officers, parole officers and probation officers will attend. Several breakout sessions are planned, including S.W.A.T., Englewood Police Department, 10-10:30 a.m. ; Prison Contraband, FCI Englewood (10:45-11:15 a.m.); and K9 Unit, Littleton Police Department, (11:30 a.m. to noon). All applicants must be at least 21 years old. Contact April Fox at april. fox@arapahoe.edu or 303-797-5793 for information.

aprIl 2, April 9, April 16, April 30 nutrItIon class. Free Heart Health nutrition classes and cooking demonstrations are offered from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 2 (Supermarket Savvy Shopping); April 9 (Super Seeds); April 16 (The Slow Down Diet); and April 30 (High Colesterol) 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. aprIl 3 to May 1 rockEtry class Students in grades 3-8 are invited

to learn about rockets from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursdays, from April 3 to May 1 at Arma Dei Academy, 345 E. Wildcat Reserve Parkway, Highlands Ranch. Instructor Greg Vigil is an experienced engineer and rocketeer. We will begin by building a pocket rocket and will end with a solid fuel rocket launch during the last class. Cost is $40 includes T-shirt and age appropriate rocket. To register, call 303-346-4523 or email smarshall@ armadeiacademy.com.

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“The Humor Code” by scientist Peter McGraw and writer Joel Warner will be introduced to readers at 7:30 p.m. April 4 at Tattered Cover, 2526 E. Colfax Ave., as the authors converse with Ryan Warner of Colorado Public Radio. 303-322-7727.

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BudGEt ExErcIsE The Concord Coalition will conduct Principles & Priorities, an interactive exercise with U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette from 9-11 a.m. April 5 at Columbine High School, 6201 S. Pierce St., Littleton. Participants will learn about how difficult it can be to balance the federal budget by making many of the policy decisions facing lawmakers today. Working in groups of five to seven, participants review current spending and revenue priorities, suggest principles for the future, and then apply their principles by selecting from several dozen priorities currently being discussed. The event is free and seating is limited to the first 150 people. RSVP by April 3 to DeGette’s office at 303-8444988 or degette.rsvp@mail.house.gov. aprIl 8 EstatE plannInG Pet trusts, outright bequests to

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Downtown stylist making waves

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Mode Salon owner in running for state’s hairstylist of the year By Jennifer Smith

jsmith@coloradocommunitymedia.com Shareena Reardon, who has owned Mode Salon on Main Street for a year, says hairstyling is in her blood. “Somebody once told me that hairdressers are born, not made,” she said. Her grandmother and mother before her were stylists. And though she never got to meet her grandmother, she named Mode after the salon she owned in Jackson, Wyo. Today, Grandma would be proud. Reardon is one of seven stylists from across the state nominated by 303 Magazine as Colorado’s first-ever Hairstylist of the Year. The winner will be announced on the final night of Denver Fashion Week, April 6, at the City Hall Event Center in Denver. “It would just be amazing to win,” she said. “It would be validation. To have people you look up to judging you and saying you’re the best, it just doesn’t get any better.” Having worked behind a desk in her younger days, it took Reardon until she was 27 to work up the courage to pursue her passion for hair and makeup. “One day I just decided I was going to follow my dreams,” she said. “There’s a lot I love about it. I do love working behind the chair and helping my clients feel wonderful. I want to help them look their best.” But her true creativity shines when she styles models for fashion shows and photo shoots. Fresh out of cosmetology school in 2003, she studied under renowned Aveda stylist Charlie Price, producer of Denver Fashion Week, traveling around the country and even getting to work on New York Fashion Week models. She still enjoys traveling to several shows a year. That, along with husband Kris and three young children, keeps her plenty busy. “I’m lucky that my job is my hobby,” she said. For this show, she wanted to convey a fairy-tale look. She chose models with an angelic, vintage doll-like air, young and dreamy. “I think my images are very classically

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Shareena Reardon, owner of Mode Salon on Main Street, is in the running to be named Hairstylist of the Year during Denver Fashion Week. Photo by Jennifer Smith

beautiful, but they have an edge to them,” she said. “It’s a very cohesive collection.” Reardon is the only stylist from Littleton to be honored by the Colorado Hairstyling Awards, and she says she loves her funky little salon on Main Street, with its wood floors and original brick walls. “I love this area. It has that mountaintown feel,” she said. “It’s a cool little neighborhood with a much closer feel than I ever experienced when I worked in Cherry Creek. The businesses really want to support each other.” The fact that her business is femaleowned is a point of pride, along with the fact that she can employ other women. “Everyone here, we’re passionate about what we do,” she said. “I’m passionate about my craft, and that seeps into my staff. From the first day I started cosmetology school, I knew that I had found my passion.”

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March 27, 2014

Civil Rights struggles discussed in Littleton Monthly events combine historic film clips and conversation

if you go Bemis Library is at 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. To register, call 303-795-3961.

By Sonya Ellingboe

sellingboe@coloradocommunitymedia. com “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle” is a series of four monthly meetings on Tuesday evenings intended to discuss a particular aspect of the nation’s civil rights history. Each session is preceded by a Sunday screening of a related film and clips from that film are repeated on Tuesdays for those (the majority) who have not seen the entire film. Discussion in the two-hour session is led by Patricia L. Richard, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History at Metropolitan State University. About 30 have attended the first two meetings: “The Abolitionists” and “Slavery By Another Name.” Registration is requested for those who may choose to join in midway. Each unit is complete in its presentation, so that should be possible. Call 303-795-3961 if interested. The next time the group meets, at 7 p.m. April 2, will bring a focus on Littleton and its Littleton Human Relations Council, an organization that urged fairness in housing in the 1960s, arranged interracial meetings and potlucks and hosted Dr. Martin Luther King on one special day. Retired pediatrician Dr. Charles Fraser will be a special guest to talk about the organization his wife and he, with others in the community, founded. The film referenced in this meeting, which will be shown at the Bemis Library at 2 p.m. the preceding Sunday, March 31, is “The Loving Story,” a documentary pieced

together by Nancy Buiriski from film found after the incident plus related interviews. Mildred and Richard Loving were married in Washington D.C. and then moved to their home state of Virginia. Late at night in July 1958, they were arrested in their bedroom and sentenced to one-year prison sentences because Virginia had an anti-miscegenation law, forbidding mixed marriages. (She was Black and American Indian. He was white.) They were allowed to move to Washington D.C instead of serving the sentence, but were unable to make family trips to visit parents and friends in Virginia. When Mildred talked to a cousin about her frustration with being exiled, she was advised to write to Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, who in turn referred her to the American Civil Liberties Union, where a pair of young lawyers took on the case and eventually appealed to the U.S Supreme Court — which ruled unanimously in 1967 that a ban on interracial marriage interfered with Federal rights guaranteed by the 14th Amendment. (Readers can find a 20-minute excerpt from the Oscar-nominated film online.) The final meeting in the series will be on May 7, with the topic of “Freedom Riders” and guest Carlotta Walls LaNier, one of the “Little Rock Nine” who started integration of that school under a national spotlight. The series is free, but pre-registration is required. It is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, with support from the Colorado Humanities Council to mark the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Littleton Mayor Phil Cernanec, RTD Director Kent Bagley and Colorado Community Media Publisher Jerry Healey get an inside look at the commuter bus terminal as part of their March 20 tour of the Union Station Redevelopment. Courtesy photos by Cathy Schwartz

Redevelopment moving along Members of the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Development Group took a tour of the Union Station redevelopment in downtown Denver on March 20. The project, started in 2012, is expected to be complete in July, with Union Station being transformed into a mixed-use, transit-oriented hub.

Members of the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Development Group get a close-up view of the redevelopment of Union Station during their March 20 tour.

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ARIES (Mar 21 to apr 19) You’ll want to discourage well-meaning but potentially ill-advised interference in what you intend to accomplish. Your work has a better chance to succeed if it reflects you. TAURUS (apr 20 to May 20) The Bovine’s welldeserved reputation for loyalty could be tested if you learn that it might be misplaced. But don’t rely on rumors. Check the stories out before you decided to act. GEMINI (May 21 to Jun 20) You’ve been going on adrenaline for a long time, and this unexpected lull in a recent spate of excitement could be just what you need to restore your energy levels. Enjoy it.

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Littleton’s rally falls short Thomas Jefferson prevails despite late runs from Lions By Tom Munds

tmunds@coloradocommunitymedia. com Littleton pushed three runs across the plate in the final inning but wasn’t able to close the gap as the visiting Lions lost to Thomas Jefferson 8-6 in non-league baseball action on March 19. “We made a few mistakes early that got us in a hole and couldn’t dig our way out,” Lions coach Micah Bernhardt said. “Give a lot of credit to starting pitcher Chris Jansky and reliever Tim Bennett. They kept us in the game, but the TJ lead just proved to be too much to overcome.” The game closed out the schedule before the school’s weeklong spring break. But the Lions, 1-3 so far this season, won’t be idle, as the team will take a long road trip to Arizona and will play three games during their stay. Students return to class March 31, and the Lions return to baseball action at home April 3 against Valor Christian. The Lions didn’t get off to a good start in the game against Thomas Jefferson, as defensive miscues contributed to the four Spartan runs in the first two innings. But Littleton battled back and the TJ lead was only 4-3 going into the home half of the fifth inning. When they came to bat, TJ combined timely hitting and aggressive base running to chalk up four runs to pad its advantage. The Lions went down in order in the top of the sixth but mounted a comeback effort in the top of the seventh. Jacob Fuchs got a single and Dylan Nickless got on base on an error. With two outs, Joe Schroer blasted a two-run double. He scored on a single by Tim Bennett but the rally ended with two men on base. “We didn’t look good early today but this definitely is shaping up to be a good baseball team,” Bernhardt said after the game. “We have a lot of guys who can play a lot of different positions. Also, this is a gritty team that won’t lie down but will keep battling to get back into the game.”

Littleton catcher Joe Schroar blocks a ball out in front of him in a March 19 game against Thomas Jefferson. The Spartans won the non-league tilt, 8-6. Photo by Tom Munds He noted this is a relatively new group of players because last year’s Littleton team included nine seniors. “We are not approaching this as a rebuilding year. We are just a good team playing baseball” he said. “This is a group that usually plays good defense, can hit the ball and score runs. These young men are focused on winning ballgames every time we take the field.” The Lions have a two-player starting pitcher rotation, plus there are two other pitchers who can come in if gamedays are very close together. The coach said he

also has relievers available, and he can call on Bennett for short relief as he did in the Thomas Jefferson game. Schroer moved in behind the plate for the Thomas Jefferson game because the normal starting catcher was hurt. “I really didn’t have a good game behind the plate today but I am pleased that I hit the ball pretty well,” the senior said afterward. “I was a catcher in youth baseball but I have been playing third base since I got to high school. But they needed me to catch so that is where I was today.” He said he liked playing third base but

he also liked catching because, when he is behind the plate, he is in every play. “I also enjoy being like the general on the field, relaying the signs to the pitcher from the coach,” he said. “That is fun because I know the target of the pitch and how hard it will be coming.” Schroer said this is his second year on varsity and his goal this season is to be a better hitter. “I did OK last year but I really didn’t hit very well,” he said. “So far, I am seeing the ball better and I feel I am driving the ball hard every time I come to the plate.”

Snow shortens Sabercat Invitational Late-afternoon flakes halt track and field competition By Tom Munds

tmunds@coloradocommunitymedia. com Mother Nature brought the snow as officials prepared for the high hurdles and they made the decision to halt competition at the Sabercat Invitational Track Meet held March 22 at Sports Authority Stadium in Parker. Temperatures hovered in the mid-30s during the meet and the arrival of snow led to the decision to close the event down. During the meet, every athlete focused on winning plus every athlete and spectator focused on staying warm as temperatures hovered just above freezing. Groups huddled together for warmth, individuals wrapped themselves in blankets and some even crawled into sleeping bags in efforts to keep warm in the stands and around the track. “This meet was in question and we had a few teams decide not to come today,” Ryan Whitenack, meet director and Castle View track coach, said while competition was still underway. “It is chilly but, since there was no snow, we went ahead with the meet to provide a chance for the teams and athletes to compete. Snow, along with these temperatures, may mean we cut things short.” Ponderosa runner Sarah Lark didn’t mind the weather and said she was glad to

Lilly Boettcher of Arapahoe clears the obstacle ahead of Littleton’s Victoria Dinkel in the 100-meter hurdles at the March 22 Sabercat Invitational Track Meet. She finished 13th in the event but later in the meet helped the Warrior 800 sprint medley team finish third. Photo by Tom Munds be out running against other teams. “It is chilly but I think it is good weather to run,” she said after competing in the 4x200 relay. “Today was fun. Our team didn’t do as well as we can do but this is my

event and it was a good race.” Twenty-five teams registered for the event and 17 took part in the meet. Bill Knipmeyer, a Littleton assistant coach, said the invitational was a good opportunity for

Lion athletes to match their talents against top-caliber competition. “The weather hasn’t been good to us this spring so I am glad this meet went on as scheduled,” he said. “I think this is the first chance for some of our young kids to see what they can do at this level.” Trey Smith, who ran the 100-meter dash for Douglas County, said the cold temperatures made his muscles tight and he didn’t feel as good as he would have if it had been warmer. “Still, everyone facing the competing in the same weather conditions so it was still fun to run today,” he said. “I knew going in that, in this weather, I wouldn’t have a great time but I did run pretty well I think.” He did run well as he won the event with a time of 11.06 seconds. The results posted online were limited and didn’t include boys team scores. In the girls division, Cherry Creek finished first with 68 points, Fountain-Fort Carson was second with 54 points and Castle View was third with 51 points. Arapahoe was eighth, Douglas County was 11th, Elizabeth was 12th and Littleton was 17th. Fountain-Fort Carson won the boys team title with 82 points and Cherry Creek scored 65 points to finish second. Chaparral and Douglas County tied for fourth place with 30 points each while Castle View, Elizabeth and Arapahoe each scored 27 points and were tied for seventh place. Littleton finished 14th and Ponderosa was 15th.


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SPORTS ROUNDUP Local swimmers shine

Cherry Creek senior Jake Markham and J.P. Beach of Castle View were two of the standout swimmers at the Dick Rush Coaches Invitational swim meet held March 22 at the Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center in Thornton. Markham won the 200-yard individual medley in 1:55.30 and the 100 butterfly in 51.38. He also swam on the Bruins’ firstplace 400 freestyle relay team. Beach captured the 50 freestyle with a time of 21.80. Nathan Mueller of Highlands Ranch came close in two events, finishing second in the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle. Highlands Ranch’s Gabi Sasla was second to Markham in the 100 butterfly.

Braxton is player of the year

Zach Braxton, the 6-foot-9 senior from Highlands Ranch who averaged 17.9 points and 13.8 rebounds a game, was named the player of the year for the Continental League. Mountain Vista’s Bob Wood was tabbed as coach of the year in the allleague selections. First team players were: Braxton, Highlands Ranch; Jonathan Barnes, Ponderosa; Hayden Dalton, Chaparral; Jake

Holtzmann, Chaparral; Taylor Kallsen, Regis; Mitch Lombard, Rock Canyon; Zach Mihalicz, Legend; Jake Pemberton, Mountain Vista; Brady Subart, Mountain Vista; and Elias Tiedgen, ThunderRidge. Second team picks from south metro schools were: Elijah Cherrington, Legend; Calvin Cooke, Douglas County; Matt Dowsey, Castle View; Tyler Garcia, Rock Canyon; Chris Moody, Chaparral; Evan Motlong, Highlands Ranch; Zach Pirog, ThunderRidge; Tom Skufca, Heritage; Graham Smith, Mountain Vista; and Ryley Stewart, Highlands Ranch.

Thorderson, Rock Canyon and Maddy Whetstone, Mountain Vista. Player of the Year: Akigbogun, Regis. Coach of the Year: Carl Mattei, Regis. Second team picks from south metro schools included: Maya Brown, Castle View; Emily Childress, Highlands Ranch; Erin McClaire, Rock Canyon; Logan Opheim, Highlands Ranch; Chelsea Pearson, Mountain Vista; Laura Puchino, Littleton; Taylor Reiner, ThunderRidge; Morgan Roos, Rock Canyon and Symone Starks, Highlands Ranch.

Brunhofer, Parr honored

Arapahoe’s Ethan Brunhofer and Griffin Parr of Cherry Creek were first team allCentennial League selections.

Mikaela Eppard and Molly Rohrer of Cherry Creek were first-team picks on the Centennial League girls all-league team along with Jennah Knafelc of Arapahoe.

Regis Jesuit dominates

Battle back

State champion Regis Jesuit dominated the girls Continental League first team allleague selections. Girls chosen to the first team were: Diani Akigbogun, Regis; Natalie Baker, Chaparral; Justin Hall, Regis; Kelsi Lidge, Regis; Jess McGovern, Castle View; Ciera Morgan, Highlands Ranch; Anna Ptasinki, Regis; Taylor Rusk, ThunderRidge; Lexy

Three Centennial all-leaguers

Wendy Hunsaker, the mother of Castle View wrestler Joe Hunsaker who broke his neck in a Feb. 1 match and is in Craig Hospital, calleda recent Papa John’s fundraiser

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Number): A9169280 Original Principal Amount: $259,500.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $111,140.19 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 6, EXCEPT THE EAST 12 FEET THEREOF, BLOCK 2, RIDGEVIEW HILLS, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 7239 SOUTH CHERRY DRIVE, LITTLETON, CO 80122. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST.

Publication of Notice of Deferred Sale: 3/27/2014 Last Publication of Notice of Deferred Sale: 4/24/2014 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: 3/4/2014 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 # 4380.01644 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 Notices Public Trustees Public Notice COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 0028-2014 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On January 7, 2014, 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): WILLIAM E. STOREY Original Beneficiary(ies): FINANCIAL FREEDOM SENIOR FUNDING CORPORATION, A SUBSIDIARY OF INDYMAC BANK, F.S.B. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: ONEWEST BANK, FSB Date of Deed of Trust: August 16, 2006 County of Recording: Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust: August 25, 2006 Recording Information (Reception Number): B6122680 Original Principal Amount: $462,555.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $231,596.11 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 15, BLOCK 4, ARAPAHO HILLS, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO Also known by street and number as: 5490 S. CAMARGO RD, LITTLETON, CO 80123. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. If applicable, a description of any changes to the deed of trust described in the notice of election and demand pursuant to affidavit as allowed by statutes: C.R.S.§38-35-109(5) PURSUANT TO AFFIDAVIT OF SCRIVENERS ERROR RECORDED ON DECEMBER 31, 2013 AT REC. #D3153071 TO CORRECT THE LEGAL DESCRIPTION. 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, 05/07/2014, 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: 3/13/2014 Last Publication: 4/10/2014 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: 01/07/2014 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: Lynn M. Janeway #15592 Eve M. Grina #43658 David R. Doughty #40042 Jennifer K. Cruseturner #44452 Sheila J. Finn #36637 Elizabeth S. Marcus #16092 Janeway Law Firm PC 9800 S. Meridian Blvd., Suite 400, Englewood, CO 80112 (303) 706-9990 Attorney File # 31669 (13-000184) 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.: 0028-2014 First Publication: 3/13/2014 Last Publication: 4/10/2014 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent Public Notice COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 0034-2014 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On January 8, 2014, 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): MIRIAM MARIE DAWSON Original Beneficiary(ies): FINANCIAL FREEDOM SENIOI FUNDING CORPORATION Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: ONEWEST BANK, FSB Date of Deed of Trust: October 11, 1999 County of Recording: Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust: October 19, 1999 Recording Information (Reception Number): A9169280 Original Principal Amount: $259,500.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $111,140.19 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 6, EXCEPT THE EAST 12 FEET THEREOF, BLOCK 2, RIDGEVIEW HILLS, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 7239 SOUTH CHERRY DRIVE, LITTLETON, CO 80122. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST.

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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, 05/07/2014, 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: 3/13/2014 Last Publication: 4/10/2014 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: 01/08/2014 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: Lynn M. Janeway #15592 Eve M. Grina #43658 David R. Doughty #40042 Jennifer K. Cruseturner #44452 Sheila J. Finn #36637 Elizabeth S. Marcus #16092 Janeway Law Firm PC 9800 S. Meridian Blvd., Suite 400, Englewood, CO 80112 (303) 706-9990 Attorney File # 31649 (13-000193) 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

NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED OVERBID FUNDS CRS 38-38-111(2.5b)(3a,b,d)(5) PUBLIC TRUSTEE SALE NO. 0808-2013

Legal Notice NO.: 0034-2014 First Publication: 3/13/2014 Last Publication: 4/10/2014 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent Public Notice COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 0042-2014 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On January 17, 2014, 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): PETER J. CARTER AND YVONNE D. CARTER Original Beneficiary(ies): MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER, PINNACLE MORTGAGE GROUP, INC. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Date of Deed of Trust: August 15, 2006 County of Recording: Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust: August 24, 2006 Recording Information (Reception Number): B6122212 Original Principal Amount: $346,450.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $392,963.11 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, BLOCK 2, FOXRIDGE II, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 7687 SOUTH OLIVE CIRCLE, CENTENNIAL, 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, 05/14/2014, 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: 3/20/2014 Last Publication: 4/17/2014 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: 01/17/2014 Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: Holly L. Decker #32647 Toni M.N. Dale #30580 Medved Dale Decker & Deere, LLC 355 Union Blvd., Suite 302, Lakewood, CO 80228 (303) 274-0155 Attorney File # 13-049-25801 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.: 0042-2014 First Publication: 3/20/2014 Last Publication: 4/17/2014 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent

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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 - DEFERRED - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-803(6) FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1500-2013 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On October 15, 2013, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Arapahoe records. Original Grantor(s): Scott A. Holter and Susan K. Holter Original Beneficiary(ies): Affiliated Financial Group, Inc Current Holder of Evidence of Debt : EverBank Date of Deed of Trust: March 25, 2003 County of Recording: Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust: April 10, 2003 Recording Information (Reception Number): B3075913 Original Principal Amount: $217,500.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $180,160.00 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: LOT 7, BLOCK 5, HALLCRAFT'S WALNUT HILLS FILING NO. 3, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 7388 South Quebec Court, Centennial, 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. The original Sale Date was scheduled for February 12, 2014 but was deferred pursuant to Colorado Revised Statutes 38-38-801 et seq. The deferment period has been terminated or ended and the Sale may now proceed according to law. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 05/14/2014 (formerly scheduled for February 12, 2014 and continued for deferment) , 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 of Notice of Deferred Sale: 3/27/2014 Last Publication of Notice of Deferred Sale: 4/24/2014 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: 3/4/2014 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

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Legal Notice NO.: 1500-2013 First Publication: 3/27/2014 Last Publication: 4/24/2014 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent Public Notice COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1680-2013 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On December 27, 2013, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Arapahoe records. Original Grantor(s): Gerald M. Conklin and Ellen A. Conklin Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for WR Starkey Mortgage, L.L.P. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: Wells Fargo Bank, NA Date of Deed of Trust: March 14, 2003 County of Recording: Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust: March 21, 2003 Recording Information (Reception Number): B3059064 Original Principal Amount: $216,326.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $204,442.00 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property to be foreclosed is: SEE EXHIBIT A ATTACHED HERETO AND INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE Also known by street and number as: 2945-I West Riverwalk Circle, Littleton, CO 80123. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 04/23/2014, at the East Hearing Room, County Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado,, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)' heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys' fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 2/27/2014 Last Publication: 3/27/2014 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent ● IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 12/27/2013 Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: Caren Jacobs Castle #11790 Deanna L. Westfall #23449 Jennifer Griest #34830 Britney Beall-Eder #34935 Kimberly L. Martinez #40351 Reagan Larkin #42309 Christopher T. Groen #39976 Cynthia Lowery #34145 The Castle Law Group, LLC 999 18th 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

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, 05/21/2014, at the East To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is Hearing Room, County Administration given with regard to the following deBuilding, 5334 South Prince Street, scribed Deed of Trust: Littleton, Colorado,, sell to the highest and On December 27, 2013, the undersigned best bidder for cash, the said real propPublic Trustee caused the Notice of Elecerty and all interest of the said Grantor(s), tion and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in Grantor(s)' heirs and assigns therein, for the County of Arapahoe records. the purpose of paying the indebtedness Original Grantor(s): Billie J. Brown provided in said Evidence of Debt seOriginal Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Elecby the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys' To advertise your publiccured notices call 303-566-4100 tronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nomfees, the expenses of sale and other items inee for People’s Choice Home Loan, Inc., allowed by law, and will issue to the pura Wyoming Corporation chaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: HSFirst Publication: 3/27/2014 BC Bank USA, National Association, as Last Publication: 4/24/2014 Trustee for the benefit of People’s FinanName of Publication: Littleton Independent cial Realty Mortgage Securities Trust, ● IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED Series 2006-1, Mortgage Pass-Through TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO Certificates, Series 2006-1 FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE Date of Deed of Trust: June 14, 2006 BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO County of Recording: Arapahoe CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; Recording Date of Deed of Trust: June 26, DATE: 01/23/2014 2006 Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee in and for Recording Information (Reception the County of Arapahoe, State of ColorNumber): B6093458 ado Original Principal Amount: $177,000.00 By: Cynthia D Mares, Public Trustee Outstanding Principal Balance: The name, address, business telephone $171,270.02 number and bar registration number of the Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you attorney(s) representing the legal holder of are hereby notified that the covenants of the indebtedness is: the deed of trust have been violated as Caren Jacobs Castle #11790 follows: failure to pay principal and inDeanna L. Westfall #23449 terest when due together with all other Jennifer Griest #34830 payments provided for in the evidence of Britney Beall-Eder #34935 debt secured by the deed of trust and othKimberly L. Martinez #40351 er violations thereof. Reagan Larkin #42309 THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE Christopher T. Groen #39976 A FIRST LIEN. The property to be foreclosed is: Cynthia Lowery #34145 LOT 88, BLOCK 1, WOLHURST LANDThe Castle Law Group, LLC 999 18th ING, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE Street #2201, Denver, CO 80202 (303) OF COLORADO. 865-1400 Also known by street and number as: Attorney File # 12-10323 7162 S. Bryant Street, Littleton, CO The Attorney above is acting as a debt 80120. collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN used for that purpose. IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CUR©Public Trustees' Association RENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN of Colorado Revised 9/2012 OF THE DEED OF TRUST.

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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: David A. Shore #19973 Edward P. O’Brien #11572 Scott D. Toebben #19011 Stephen A Hall #38186 Martin H. Shore #1800 Hellerstein and Shore PC 5347 S. Valentia Way, Suite 100, Greenwood Village, CO 80111 (303) 573-1080 Attorney File # 13-00600SH The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. ©Public Trustees' Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012

Legal Notice NO.: 2646-2012 First Publication: 3/27/2014 Last Publication: 4/24/2014 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent

Legal Notice NO.: 1688-2013 First Publication: 2/27/2014 Last Publication: 3/27/2014 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent Public Notice COMBINED NOTICE - RESTART - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-109(2)(b)(II) FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2646-2012 Republished to restart foreclosure stayed by bankruptcy and reset sale date. To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On January 23, 2014, 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): Thomas L. Harston and Anne M. Harston Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for CTX Mortgage Company, LLC A Limited Liability Company Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: Central Mortgage Company Date of Deed of Trust: October 15, 2004 County of Recording: Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust: October 29, 2004 Recording Information (Reception Number): B4189791 Original Principal Amount: $231,200.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $197,656.76 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 76, OAKBROOK FILING NO. 2, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 566 East Nichols Drive, 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, 05/21/2014, 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: 3/27/2014 Last Publication: 4/24/2014 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

Public Notice COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 0064-2014 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On January 21, 2014, 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): Linda S Young Original Beneficiary(ies): PNC Bank, National Association Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: PNC Bank, National Association Date of Deed of Trust: August 20, 2005 County of Recording: Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust: September 19, 2005 Recording Information (Reception Number): B5141313 Original Principal Amount: $50,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $46,424.75 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 6, BLOCK 3, EUCLID HEIGHTS FILING NO. 1, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 6623 S Buffalo Dr, 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, 05/21/2014, 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: 3/27/2014 Last Publication: 4/24/2014 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: 01/21/2014 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 # 13-06441 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.: 0064-2014 First Publication: 3/27/2014 Last Publication: 4/24/2014 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


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.

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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: 12/23/2013 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

Name Changes PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on March 3, 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 Deraven Ray Rawlins be changed to Deraven Graig Samsel. Case No.: 2014 C 100106 Tammera Herivel, Clerk of the Court By: J. Kaufmann, Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 15944 First Publication: March 13, 2014 Last Publication: March 27, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent Public Notice County Court Arapahoe County, Colorado 1790 W. Littleton Blvd. Littleton, Colorado 80120 In the Matter of the Petition of: Parent/ Petitioner: Craig Daniel Hamilton For Minor Child: Simon Jacob Lee To Change the Child’s Name to: Simon Jacob Hamilton Case Number: 2014 C 10086 NOTICE TO NON-CUSTODIAL PARENT BY PUBLICATION Notice to: Pamela A. Lee, non custodial parent. Notice is given that a hearing is scheduled as follows: Date: April 7, 2014 Time: 9:00 a.m. Location: 1790 W. Littleton Blvd. Division A1 Littleton, Colorado 80120 For the purpose of requesting a change of name for Simon Jacob Lee. At this hearing the Court may enter an order changing the name of the minor child. To support or voice objection to the proposed name change, you must appear at the hearing. Date: February 20, 2014 Craig D. Hamilton 5540 S. Sherman Street, No. 3 Littleton, Colorado 80212 Legal Notice No.: 15929 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 28, 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 Christina Marie Roberts be changed to Christian McRae Roberts. Case No.: 14 C 100101 Tammera Herivel, Clerk of the Court By: John Jesse, Deputy Clerk

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Tammera Herivel, Clerk of the Court By: John Jesse, Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 15951 First Publication: March 13, 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 26, 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 Brooke Michelle Mongold be changed to Brooke Michelle Davis. Case No.: 2014 C 100099 Tammera Herivel, Clerk of the Court By: Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 15946 First Publication: March 13, 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 25, 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 Nathan Tadesse Assefa be changed to Nathan Tenagne Tadele. Case No.: 2014 C 100092 Judge, C.N. Chaude By: Kim Boswell Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 15947 First Publication: March 13, 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 28, 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 Leigh Ann Spence be changed to Leigh Ann Bilthuis Case No.: 2014 C 100103 Tammera Herivel, Clerk of the Court By: Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 15948 First Publication: March 13, 2014 Last Publication: March 27, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on March 6, 2014 that a Petition for a Change of Name of an adult has been filed with the Arapahoe County Court. The petition requests that the name of Paige Michelle Bixler be changed to Paige Michelle Kack Case No.: 2014 C 100115 Tammera Herivel, Clerk of the Court By: Laura Larson, Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 15956 First Publication: March 13, 2014 Last Publication: March 27, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on March 6, 2014 that a Petition for a Change of Name of an adult has been filed with the Arapahoe County Court. The petition requests that the name of Helen Cunningham Silva be changed to Helen Cunningham Gorman. Case No.: 2014 C 100117 Tammera Herivel, Clerk of the Court By: Laura Larson, Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 15957 First Publication: March 13, 2014 Last Publication: March 27, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on March 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 Jessica Leora Burnett be changed to Leora Emily Burnett Case No.: 2014 C 100119 Tammera Herivel, Clerk of the Court By: Ande, Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 15964 First Publication: March 20, 2014 Last Publication: April 3, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on March 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 Genevieve Kathryn Peak be changed to Genevieve Kathryn Biswurm. Case No.: 2014 C 100125 By: Judge C.N. Chauche Legal Notice No: 15970 First Publication: March 20, 2014 Last Publication: April 3, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent

The petition requests that the name of Cecil John be changed to Cecil John Barkat Case No.: 2014 C 100132

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Tammera Herivel, Clerk of the Court By: S. Kaufmann, Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 15977 First Publication: March 20, 2014 Last Publication: April 3, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on March 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 Katheryne Jo Michel be changed to Katheryne Jo Miller. Case No.: 2014 C 100127 Tammera Herivel, Clerk of the Court By: Tisha Scott, Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 15978 First Publication: March 20, 2014 Last Publication: April 3, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name

Legal Notice No.: 15969 First Publication: March 20, 2014 Last Publication: April 3, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent Public Notice NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of ALVIN CLYDE SKOTTY, a/k/a ALVIN C. SKOTTY, Deceased Case Number 14PR30203 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.

Legal Notice No.: 15975 First Publication: March 20, 2014 Last Publication: April 3, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent

Tammera Herivel, Clerk of the Court By: Tisha Scott, Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 15983 First Publication: March 27, 2014 Last Publication: April 10, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on March 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 Joshua John be changed to Joshua John Barkat Case No.: 2014 C 100128 Tammera Herivel, Clerk of the Court By: S. Kaufmann, Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 15984 First Publication: March 27, 2014 Last Publication: April 10, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on March 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 Kelly Darlene Byrd be changed to Kelly Darlene Rock. Case No.: 2014 C 100131 Tammera Herivel, Clerk of the Court By: Kim Boswell, Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 15986 First Publication: March 27, 2014 Last Publication: April 10, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on March 17, 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 Kari Francis Wiese be changed to Kari Francis Redmond Case No.: 2014 C 100136

Public Notice NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Marlene Kay Clousing, a/k/a Marlene K. Clousing, a/k/a Marlene Clousing, Deceased Case Number: 14PR30189 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before July 28, 2014, or the claims may be forever barred. Brian E. Clousing, Personal Representative 9735 Bucknell Way Highlands Ranch, CO 80129 Legal Notice No.: 15993 First Publication: March 27, 2014 Last Publication: April 3, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent Public Notice NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of John Carroll Curlander aka John C. Curlander aka J. Carroll Curlander, Deceased. Case No.: 14PR30177 All persons having claims against the above named estate are required to present them to the undersigned or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before July 27, 2014 or said claims may be forever barred. Claire M. O’Neal Personal Representative c/o Colver Killin & Sprague, LLP P.O. Box 177 Holyoke, CO 80734 Legal Notice No.: 15995 First Publication: March 27, 2014 Last Publication: April 10, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of MARTHA STOWATER a/k/a MARTHA F. STOWATER a/k/a MARTHA FRANCES STOWATER, Deceased Case Number: 14PR30114 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before July 14, 2014, or the claims may be forever barred.

Tammera Herivel, Clerk of the Court By: J. Kaufmann, Deputy Clerk

Joan A. Gorshing Personal Representative c/o Davis Schilken, PC 7887 E. Belleview Ave. Suite 820 Denver, CO 80111

Legal Notice No: 15990 First Publication: March 27, 2014 Last Publication: April 10, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent

Legal Notice No: 15950 First Publication: March 13, 2014 Last Publication: March 27, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent

Notice To Creditors Public Notice NOTICE TO CREDITORS Case No. 2014 PR 30162 ESTATE OF ANNE R. NADLER, also known as ANNE NADLER, Deceased. All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the undersigned or to the District Court of the County of Arapahoe, Colorado on or before July 10, 2014, or said claims shall be forever barred. Richard L. Nadler Personal Representative 22110 E. Costilla Drive Aurora, CO 80016 Legal Notice No.: 15954 First Publication: March 13, 2014 Last Publication: March 27, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent Public Notice NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of James H. Van Harmelen, a/k/a James Henry Van Harmelen, aka James Van Harmelen, aka J. H. Van Harmelen, and J. Van Harmelen, Deceased Case Number 14PR30152 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before July 21, 2014, or the claims may be forever barred.

Legal Notice No.: 15968 First Publication: March 20, 2014 Last Publication: April 3, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent

Legal Notice No: 15977 First Publication: March 20, 2014 Last Publication: April 3, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent

Bruce G. Fox Personal Representative 10600 Dacre Place Lone Tree, CO 80124

The petition requests that the name of Robert Vinton Klee II be changed to Robert Kim Ng-Klee Case No.: 2014 C 100135

Public notice is given on March 13, 2014 that a Petition for a Change of Name of an adult has been filed with the Arapahoe County Court.

Tammera Herivel, Clerk of the Court By: S. Kaufmann, Deputy Clerk

All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to District Court of Arapahoe, County, Colorado on or before July 21, 2014, or the claims may be forever barred.

Donald Raymond Skotty Personal Representative 95 Silver Dollar Dr. Breckenridge, CO 80424

Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name

The petition requests that the name of Cecil John be changed to Cecil John Barkat Case No.: 2014 C 100132

Notice To Creditors

Public notice is given on March 17, 2014 that a Petition for a Change of Name of an adult has been filed with the Arapahoe County Court.

Serena Van Harmelen a/k/a Serena Ai Van Harmelen Personal Representative 5200 S. Ulster Street, Apt. 1301 Greenwood Village, CO 80111

PUBLIC NOTICE

Public Notice NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Winifred Jean Titus, a/k/a Winifred J. Titus, a/k/a Winifred Titus, a/k/a W. Jean Titus, a/k/a Jean Titus, Deceased Case Number 14PR30183

Public Notice NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Winifred Jean Titus, a/k/a Winifred J. Titus, a/k/a Winifred Titus, a/k/a W. Jean Titus, a/k/a Jean Titus, Deceased Case Number 14PR30183

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Deborah A. McAlexander, Deceased Case Number: 2014 PR 030018 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. Kachina McAlexander Personal Representative Little Law Office 7200 E. Dry Creek Road, Suite B101 Centennial, Colorado 80112 Legal Notice No: 15973 First Publication: March 20, 2014 Last Publication: April 3, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Donald L. Anderson, aka Donald Lee Anderson, Deceased Case Number: 2014 PR 30181 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 28, 2014 or the claims may be forever barred. Michael W. Reagor, No. 22027 Attorney to the Personal Representative 8400 E. Prentice Ave., Suite 1040 Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111 Legal Notice No: 15985 First Publication: March 27, 2014 Last Publication: April 10, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Mary Haller Johnson, aka Mary H. Johnson, Deceased Case Number: 2014 PR 30088 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 28, 2014 or the claims may be forever barred. Carol M. Johnson Personal Representative 7080 S. Columbine Way Centennial, Colorado 80122

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 28, 2014 or the claims may be forever barred.

Notice To Creditors

Carol M. Johnson Personal Representative 7080 S. Columbine Way Centennial, Colorado 80122

Legal Notice No: 15996 First Publication: March 27, 2014 Last Publication: April 10, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent

Misc. Private Legals 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.** 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 Public Notice DISTRICT COURT, ARAPAHOE COUNTY, STATE OF COLORADO CIVIL ACTION NO. 2012CV2377 DIVISION NO. 407 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL PROPERTY Plaintiff, CHARLESTON PLACE ASSOCIATION, INC., a Colorado nonprofit corporation, v. Defendants, ARTHUR PADILLA; STEPHANIE PADILLA; FIRST NATIONWIDE MORTGAGE CORPORATION; SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; ARAPAHOE COUNTY PUBLIC TRUSTEE Regarding: Condominium Unit 1, Building 4, Charleston Place, according to the Map recorded May 8, 1978 in Book 34 at Page 47 and Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions Charleston Place, a Condominium recorded May 10, 1978 in book 2773 at Page 196, County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado Also known as: 13971 E. Jewell Ave., #1, 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 22nd day of May, 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 IME 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 Divis ion 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 13th day of February, 2014. DAVID C. WALCHER, Sheriff Arapahoe County, Colorado By: Sgt. James Osborn Deputy Sheriff ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF: ORTEN CAVANAGH & HOLMES, LLC 1445 Market Street, Suite 350 Denver, CO 80202 Legal Notice No.: 15911 First Publication: March 27, 2014 Last Publication: April 24, 2014 Published In: Littleton Independent, 9137 S Ridgeline Blvd., #210, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

March 27, 2014 Misc. Private Legals Public Notice DISTRICT COURT, ARAPAHOE COUNTY, STATE OF COLORADO CIVIL ACTION NO. 2013CV30045, Division/Courtroom 408 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL PROPERTY CHERRY GROVE EAST II CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, v. GEDA MIDEKSSA, THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 200528CB, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-28CB; COUNTRYWIDE BANK, A DIVISION OF TREASURY BANK, N.A.; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.; CREDIT SYSTEMS, INC.; WAKEFIELD AND ASSOCIATES INC.; LIBERTY ACQUISITIONS, LLC; PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES LLC; DICKINSON FINANCIAL LLC; ALTON PARK HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION; and CYNTHIA D. MARES AS THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE OF ARAPAHOE COUNTY, COLORADO. Defendant(s). Regarding: Unit 104, Building 9, Cherry Grove east II Condominiums, according to the Condominium Map thereof, recorded on September 25, 2002 at Reception No. B2179156 in the records of the Office of the Clerk and Recorder of Arapahoe County, and as defined and described in the Condominium Declaration for Cherry Grove East II Condominiums recorded on June 26, 2001 at Reception No. B1103206, in said records, County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado; Also known as: 14231 East 1st Drive, #104, Aurora, CO 80011. 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 8th day of May, 2014, at 13101 East Broncos Parkway, 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 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 $17,066.96. DATED: February 6, 2014. DAVID C. WALCHER, Sheriff Arapahoe County, Colorado By: Sgt. James Osborn Deputy Sheriff Public Notice No.: 15888 First Publication: March 13, 2014 Last Publication: April 10, 2014 Published In: Littleton Independent, 9137 S. Ridgeline Blvd., #210, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129 Public Notice COUNTY COURT, ARAPAHOE COUNTY, COLORADO 1790 W. LITTLETON BLVD. LITTLETON, CO 80120 Plaintiff: CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA), N.A. vs. Defendant(s):ED HUDDLE a/k/a Edward Huddle a/k/a Charles Huddle INDIVIDUALLY and d/b/a DINE IN DELIVERY David A. Bauer, #7576 David A. Bauer, P.C. 2594 South Lewis Way, Suite A Lakewood, Colorado 80227 Phone: 303-986-1200 Fax: 303-988-8913 Case Number: 08C306815 NOTICE TO SHOW CAUSE WHEREAS, Plaintiff has moved this Court pursuant to said rules of civil procedure that the judgment entered in the instant matter on May 2, 2008 in favor of the Plaintiff and against the Defendant(s) which judgment remains unsatisfied, be revived, NOW THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED, the Defendant(s), ED HUDDLE a/k/a Edward Huddle a/k/a Charles Huddle INDIVIDUALLY and d/b/a DINE IN DELIVERY, shall show cause within fourteen (14) days from the service of this Notice to Show Cause if any he/she/they has/have, why the judgment heretofore entered should not be revived with like force and effect. WITNESS the hand and seal of the Clerk of the Court in LITTLETON, Colorado, this 22nd day of November, 2013. /s/ Clerk of the Court Clerk of the Court Legal Notice No.: 15953 First Publication: March 13, 2014 Last Publication: April 10, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE COUNTY COURT, ARAPAHOE COUNTY, COLORADO 1790 W. LITTLETON BLVD. LITTLETON, CO 80120 Plaintiff: BELLCO CREDIT UNION vs. Defendant: SHANNON M. COTE David A. Bauer, #7576 David A. Bauer, P.C. 2594 South Lewis Way, Suite A Lakewood, Colorado 80227 Phone: 303-986-1200 Fax: 303-988-8913 Case Number: 02 C 8617 NOTICE TO SHOW CAUSE WHEREAS, Plaintiff has moved this Court pursuant to said rules of civil procedure that the original judgment entered in the instant matter on July 3, 2002 and thereafter revived with like force and effect on May 20, 2008 in favor of the Plaintiff and against the Defendant(s), which judgment remains unsatisfied, be again revived, NOW THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED, the Defendant(s), SHANNON M. COTE , shall show cause within fourteen (14) days from the service of this Notice to Show Cause if any she has, why the judgment heretofore entered should not be again revived with like force and effect.


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Local composer writes theme for Rockies Charles Denler considering writing baseball-themed symphony in the future

WHEREAS, Plaintiff has moved this Court pursuant to said rules of civil procedure that the original judgment entered in the instant matter on July 3, 2002 and thereafter revived with like force and effect on May 20, 2008 in favor of the Plaintiff and against the Defendant(s), which judgment remains unsatisfied, be again revived, NOW THEREFORE,

Charles Denler, a two-time Emmy Award-winning composer from Highlands Ranch, has composed a new theme song HEREBY the INfor the Colorado Rockies called, “Take the Field.” The piece will be played prior to theNOTICE start ofISevery homeGIVEN gameby at Coors VERNESS METROPOLITAN IMPROVEMENT District, ARAPAHOE AND Field. Photo by Hannah Garcia

DOUGLAS Counties, Colorado, that at the close of business on the sixty-third day before the election, there were not more candidates for director than offices to be filled, including candidates filing affidavits of intent to be write-in candidates; therefore, the election to be held on May 6TH , 2014 is hereby canceled pursuant to section 1-13.5-513(6) C.R.S.

election to be held on May 6TH, 2014 is hereby canceled pursuant to section 113.5-513(6) C.R.S.

The following candidates are hereby declared elected:

R. BARTON SPAULDING: 4-YEAR TERM until May, 2018

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, by the Normandy Estates Metropolitan Recreation District, Jefferson and Arapahoe County, Colorado, that at the close of business on the sixty-third day before the election, there were not more candidates for director than offices to be filled, including candidates filing affidavits of intent to be writein candidates; therefore the election to be held on May 6th, 2014 is hereby canceled pursuant to section 1-5-208(1.5), C.R.S.

JOEL CHRISTENSEN: 4-YEAR TERM until May, 2018

THOMAS PAUL MORTON: 2-YEAR TERM until May, 2016

R. BARTON SPAULDING: 4-YEAR TERM until May, 2018

LAURIE TATLOCK Designated Election Official

THOMAS PAUL MORTON: 2-YEAR TERM until May, 2016

The following candidates are hereby declared elected:

Contact Person for the District: PATRICK F. MULHERN Telephone Number of the District: 303-649-9857 Address of the District: 2 INVERNESS DRIVE EAST, #200 ENGLEWOOD, CO 80112 District Facsimile Number: 303-414-0671 D i s t r i c t E m a i l : PAT@MULHERNMRE.COM

Contact Person for the District: PATRICK F. MULHERN Telephone Number of the District: 303-649-9857 Address of the District: 2 INVERNESS DRIVE EAST, #200 ENGLEWOOD, CO 80112 District Facsimile Number: 303-414-0671 D i s t r i c t E m a i l : PAT@MULHERNMRE.COM

IT IS ORDERED, the Defendant(s), SHANNON M. COTE , shall show cause within fourteen (14) days from the service of this Notice to Show Cause if any she has, why the judgment heretofore entered should not be again revived with like force and effect.

Public Notice

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WITNESS the hand and seal of the Clerk of the Court in LITTLETON, Colorado, dated this 21st day of November, 2013. /s/ Clerk of the Court Clerk of the Court Legal Notice No: 15949 First Publication: March 13, 2014 Last Publication: April 10, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent

Government Legals NOTICE OF CANCELLATION OF ELECTION BY THE DESIGNATED ELECTION OFFICIAL LITTLETON VILLAGE METROPOLITAN DISTRICT NOS. 1-3

Peggy Merrill: 2 year term, until May, 2016

There were no candidates for the offices to be filled and, as a result, no candidates declared elected.

Contact Person for Districts: William P. Ankele, Jr., Esq. White, Bear & Ankele, P.C. 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 2000 Centennial, CO 80122 (303) 858-1800 Legal Notice No.: 15982 First Publication: March 27, 2014 Last Publication: March 27, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent Public Notice NOTICE OF CANCELLATION OF REGULAR ELECTION BY THE DESIGNATED ELECTION OFFICIAL FOR THE DISTRICT

OF REGULAR ELECTION BY THE DESIGNATED ELECTION OFFICIAL FOR THE DISTRICT

Carey Wirtzfeld: 4 year term, until May, 2018

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to § 1-13.5-513(6), C.R.S., that at the close of business on March 3, 2014, there were not more candidates for director than offices to be filled, including candidates filing affidavits of intent to be write-in candidates; therefore, the election to be held on May 6, 2014, is hereby cancelled.

/s/ Brent E. Butzin Designated Election Official

Government Legals NOTICE OF CANCELLATION

Wayne Hughes: 4 year term, until May, 2018

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on his Portraits of Colorado symphony, which is currently available on Reference Records. “I’m not your typical, Avant-garde type of composer,” Denler said. “They know me and my music.” By Hannah Garcia After he wrote the main piano part, he hgarcia@coloradocommunitymedia.com slowly added in horns and fast-moving strings. Then, he said, he added in percusWhen he wrote the theme song for the sion for “that big sound.” If it were football, Colorado Rockies last month, local com- he might have gone with a more aggressive poser Charles Denler said the goal was to sound, he said. But he wanted “an intrigucreate a rallying call for fans. ing, slower sound with intensity but not “I wanted it to be a sort of call to action,” overly fast from the beginning.” Denler said. “Any fan, and certainly fans “You can have 800 different pieces of of the Colorado Rockies, speaks like they music by the time you’re done,” Denler said own the team. I think baseball has that link of the composing process. to our culture. I definitely wrote it for the Baseball has been a big part of Denler’s Rockies, but I also wrote it for the fans.” life of late. The composer also recently finDenler wrote the main part of “Take ished writing music for an animated basethe Field” over three days in his Highlands ball movie called Henry and Me, which Ranch home and studio. The two-minute stars Richard Gere and Cindi Lauper. piece is an orchestral composition that The composer is considering writing the will play when the Rockies literally take world’s first baseball-themed symphony as the field during home games. Resembling well. a film score, Denler calls his composition a “I love baseball. Out of all the sports, it “scorechestra.” just feels very American. It’s part of our culThe two-time Emmy-winner said he was ture.” contacted by Anthony Pierce, the Colorado “Take the Field” will debut at the RockSymphony Orchestra’s vice president of ar- ies’ Opening Day on April 4 against the Aritistic administration, earlier this year after zona Diamondbacks. And of course, with hearing that the team was looking forthe a new election to be held on May wife and children in tow, Denler plans to be 6, 2014, is hereby cancelled. theme song. there. The candidates are declared Denler has worked with CSOelected: infollowing the past therefore, the “That’ll be a blast,” he said.

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LAURIE TATLOCK Designated Election Official

Legal Notice No.: 15987 First Publication: March 27, 2014 Last Publication: March 27, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent

Vacant: 2 year term, until May, 2016 George Morkovin Designated Election Official Legal Notice No.: 15981 First Publication: March 27, 2014 Last Publication: March 27, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent Public Notice NOTICE OF CANCELLATION and CERTIFIED STATEMENT OF RESULTS §1-13.5-513(6), 32-1-104, 1-11-103(3) C.R.S. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the INVERNESS METROPOLITAN IMPROVEMENT District, ARAPAHOE AND DOUGLAS Counties, Colorado, that at the close of business on the sixty-third day before the election, there were not more candidates for director than offices to be filled, including candidates filing affidavits of intent to be write-in candidates; therefore, the election to be held on May 6TH , 2014 is hereby canceled pursuant to section 1-13.5-513(6) C.R.S.

Public Notice NOTICE OF CANCELLATION and CERTIFIED STATEMENT OF RESULTS §1-13.5-513(6), 32-1-104, 1-11-103(3) C.R.S. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the INVERNESS WATER AND SANITATION District, ARAPAHOE AND DOUGLAS Counties, Colorado, that at the close of business on the sixty-third day before the election, there were not more candidates for director than offices to be filled, including candidates filing affidavits of intent to be write-in candidates; therefore, the election to be held on May 6TH, 2014 is hereby canceled pursuant to section 113.5-513(6) C.R.S. The following candidates are hereby declared elected: JOEL CHRISTENSEN: 4-YEAR TERM until May, 2018

The following candidates are hereby declared elected:

R. BARTON SPAULDING: 4-YEAR TERM until May, 2018

JOEL CHRISTENSEN: 4-YEAR TERM NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, by the Noruntil May, 2018 mandy Estates Metropolitan Recreation District, Jefferson and Arapahoe County, R. BARTON SPAULDING: Colorado, that at the close of business on 4-YEAR TERM until May, 2018 the sixty-third day before the election, there were not more candidates for directTHOMAS PAUL MORTON: or than offices to be filled, including can2-YEAR TERM until May, 2016 didates filing affidavits of intent to bePublic write- Notice in candidates; thereforeNOTICE the election to be AS TO DOMESTIC WATER AND LAURIE TATLOCK held on May 6th, 2014 is hereby canceled SANITARY SEWER SERVICE RATE INCREASES FOR 2014 Designated Election Official pursuant to section 1-5-208(1.5), C.R.S.

THOMAS PAUL MORTON: 2-YEAR TERM until May, 2016

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN the Board ofContact DirectorsPerson of the INVERNESS WATER for the District: The following candidates arethat hereby AND SANITATION on the proposed water service rate PATRICK F. MULHERN declared elected: DISTRICT will hold a hearing increase and the sanitary sewer service rate increase Number for 2014,of effective May 1, Telephone the District: 2014. Hughes: Proposed4increases for water are 5% for the water at the conserving rate and 303-649-9857 Wayne year term, proportionate adjustments in the tiered rates. Proposed increases to sanitary sewer Address of the District: until May, 2018 rates are 3%. Please see the attached document for details. DRIVE Such hearing take 2 INVERNESS EAST, will #200 place at 3:00 P.M. during a regular meeting of the Inverness Water and Sanitation ENGLEWOOD, CO 80112 Carey Wirtzfeld: 4 year term, District on 2018 Wednesday, April 2, 2014. The meeting will be held at 2 Inverness Drive District Facsimile Number: until May, East, Suite 200, in Englewood, Colorado. 303-414-0671 D i s t r i c t E m a i l : Peggy Merrill: 2 year term, Dated: February PAT@MULHERNMRE.COM until May, 2016 28, 2014 INVERNESS Legal Notice No.: 15987 Vacant: 2 yearWATER term, AND SANITATION DISTRICT By: May, /s/Patrick First Publication: March 27, 2014 until 2016 F. Mulhern, Secretary to the District Last Publication: March 27, 2014 Inverness Water and Sanitation District Proposed Service Fee Increase Publisher: Littleton Independent George Morkovin Effective With Usage Beginning 5/1/2014 Designated Election Official Legal Notice No.: 15981 Water Fees: First Publication: March 27, 2014 Last Publication: March 27, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Usage Fees Independent per 1,000 gallons: Conserving Rate Excessive Rate Abusive Rate Industrial Rate

Current

Proposed

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$3.45 $8.60 $12.95 $5.54

$3.63 $7.26 $10.89 $5.82

5.2% -15.6% -15.9% 5.1%

Minimum Fee Per Month

$25.00

$27.50

10.0%

Sewer Fees: Usage Fees per 1,000 gallons: $7.32 $7.54 3.0% Minimum Fee Per Month $20.00 $22.50 12.5% Legal Notice No.: 925192 * First Publication: March 27, 2014 Last Publication: March 27, 2014 * Publisher: Douglas County News-Press and the Littleton Independent (No. 15989)

Notice To Creditors

LAURIE TATLOCK Designated Election Official

Contact Person for the District: Public Notice PATRICK F. MULHERN Telephone Number of the District: NOTICE TO CREDITORS 303-649-9857 Estate of JAN L. YEAGER, Address ofaka the JAN District: YEAGER 2and INVERNESS DRIVE EAST, #200 JANICE KAY YEAGER, Deceased ENGLEWOOD, CO 80112 Case Number: 2014 PR 30001 District Facsimile Number: 303-414-0671 All persons having claims against the D i s t r i cestate t m a i lto: above-named areE required P A T @them M U to L the H EPersonal R N M RRepresentE.COM present ative or to the District Court of Arapahoe Legal Notice No.: 15988 County, Colorado on or before July 27, First Publication: March 2014 barred. 2014, or the claims may 27, be forever Last Publication: March 27, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent Patrick Yeager, Personal Representative c/o Katrina S. Jones, P.C. 12303 Airport Way, Ste. 200 Broomfield, CO 80021 (303) 327-1442 Legal Notice No.: 15997 First Publication: March 27, 2014 Last Publication: April 10, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent

The following candidates are hereby declared elected:

Government Legals

John Ballantine: Four-Year Term to 2018

Ben R. Brock: Four-Year Term to 2018 Diana S. Holland: Four-Year Term to 2018

Government Legals

JOEL CHRISTENSEN: 4-YEAR TERM until May, 2018

SOUTH-EAST ENGLEWOOD WATER DISTRICT By: /s/ Crystal Schenck Designated Election Official

Legal Notice No.: 15991 First Publication: March 27, 2014 Last Publication: March 27, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent Public Notice NOTICE OF CANCELLATION OF REGULAR ELECTION BY THE DESIGNATED ELECTION OFFICIAL FOR LOCHMOOR WATER AND SANITATION DISTRICT

Public Notice

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Lochmoor Water and Sanitation District, Jefferson and Denver Counties, Colorado that at the close of business on the sixty-third day before the election there were not more candidates for director than offices to be filled, including candidates of intent to be write-in candidates; therefore, the election to be held on May 6, 2014, is hereby canceled pursuant to 1–5–208(1.5), C.R.S.

NOTICE OF CANCELLATION OF REGULAR ELECTION BY THE DESIGNATED ELECTION OFFICIAL FOR THE SOUTH-EAST ENGLEWOOD WATER DISTRICT

The following candidates are declared elected: A. Aaron Green, Jr.: four-year term to 2018 Louise Mason: four-year term to 2018

Legal Notice No.: 15988 First Publication: March 27, 2014 Last Publication: March 27, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by SouthEast Englewood Water District, Arapahoe County, Colorado, that at the close of business on the sixty-third (63rd) day before the election there were not more candidates for Director than offices to be filled, including candidates filing affidavits of intent to be write-in candidates; therefore, pursuant to Section 1-13.5-513(1), C.R.S., the election to be held on May 6, 2014, is hereby cancelled. The following candidates are declared elected: John Ballantine: Four-Year Term to 2018 Ben R. Brock: Four-Year Term to 2018 Diana S. Holland: Four-Year Term to 2018

/s/ Ray Russell Jr. Designated Election Official Lochmoor Water and Sanitation District Legal Notice No.: 15994 First Publication: March 27, 2014 Last Publication: March 27, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE TOWN OF COLUMBINE VALLEY NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE ADOPTION OF THE 2012 INTERNATIONAL FAMILY OF MODEL CODES FOR TH E TOWN OF COLUMBINE VALLEY, COLORADO WILL BE HELD AT THE COLUMBINE VALLEY TOWN HALL, 2 MIDDLEFIELD ROAD, COLUMBINE VALLEY, CO ON APRIL 15, 2014 AT 6:15PM. CODES TO BE ADOPTED INCLUDE THE INTERNATIONAL CODE COUNCIL’S, 5360 WORKMAN MILL ROAD ,WHITTIER, CA 90601, 2012 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE; THE INTERNATIONAL CODE COUNCIL’S 2012 INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE; THE INTERNATIONAL CODE COUNCIL’S 2012 MECHANICAL CODE; THE INTERNATIONAL CODE COUNCIL’S 2012 PLUMBING CODE; THE INTERNATIONAL CODE COUNCIL’S 2012 FUEL GAS CODE; THE INTERNATIONAL CODE COUNCIL’S 2012 INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE; THE INTERNATIONAL CODE COUNCIL’S 2012 INTERNATIONAL ENERGY CONSERVATION CODE; THE INTERNATIONAL CODE COUNCIL’S 2012 INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE; THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF BUILDING OFFICIAL’S 1997 UNIFORM CODE FOR THE ABATEMENT OF DANGEROUS BUILDINGS; AMERICAN NATIONAL STANDARD INSTITUTE/ AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS A.17.1 2007; AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS A.17.3 2005; AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS A18.1 2005 SAFETY CODE FOR ELEVATORS AND ESCALATORS WITH AMENDMENTS AND ALL APPENDICES THERETO; PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS THERETO FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING MINIMUM STANDARDS TO SAFEGUARD LIFE OR LIMB, HEALTH, PROPERTY AND THE PUBLIC WELFARE. THE INTERNATIONAL CODE COUNCIL, PRIOR TO THE PUBLIC HEARING, THE CODES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION DURING REGULAR OFFICE HOURS, IN THE TOWN OFFICE, 2 MIDDLEFIELD ROAD, COLUMBINE VALLEY, CO. THE TOWN TRUSTEES WILL CONSIDER THE ADOPTION OF THE PROPOSED CODES AT THEIR MEETING ON APRIL 15, 2014 FOLLOWING THE PUBLIC HEARING.

PUBLIC HEARING ON THE ADOPTION OF THE 2012 INTERNATIONAL FAMILY OF MODEL CODES FOR THE TOWN OF COLUMBINE VALLEY, COLORADO WILL BE HELD AT THE COLUMBINE VALLEY TOWN HALL, 2 MIDDLEFIELD ROAD, COLUMBINE VALLEY, CO ON APRIL 15, 2014 AT 6:15PM. CODES TO BE ADOPTED INCLUDE THE INTERNATIONAL CODE COUNCIL’S, 5360 WORKMA N MILL ROAD ,WHITTIER, CA 90601, 2012 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE; THE INTERNATIONAL CODE COUNCIL’S 2012 INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE; THE INTERNATIONAL CODE COUNCIL’S 2012 MECHANICAL CODE; THE INTERNATIONAL CODE COUNCIL’S 2012 PLUMBING CODE; THE INTERNATIONAL CODE COUNCIL’S 2012 FUEL GAS CODE; THE INTERNATIONAL CODE COUNCIL’S 2012 INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE; THE INTERNATIONAL CODE COUNCIL’S 2012 INTERNATIONAL ENERGY CONSERVATION CODE; THE INTERNATIONAL CODE COUNCIL’S 2012 INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE; THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF BUILDING OFFICIAL’S 1997 UNIFORM CODE FOR THE ABATEMENT OF DANGEROUS BUILDINGS; AMERICAN NATIONAL STANDARD INSTITUTE/ AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS A.17.1 2007; AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS A.17.3 2005; AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS A18.1 2005 SAFETY CODE FOR ELEVATORS AND ESCALATORS WITH AMENDMENTS AND ALL APPENDICES THERETO; PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS THERETO FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING MINIMUM STANDARDS TO SAFEGUARD LIFE OR LIMB, HEALTH, PROPERTY AND THE PUBLIC WELFARE. THE INTERNATIONAL CODE COUNCIL, PRIOR TO THE PUBLIC HEARING, THE CODES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION DURING REGULAR OFFICE HOURS, IN THE TOWN OFFICE, 2 MIDDLEFIELD ROAD, COLUMBINE VALLEY, CO. THE TOWN TRUSTEES WILL CONSIDER THE ADOPTION OF THE PROPOSED CODES AT THEIR MEETING ON APRIL 15, 2014 FOLLOWING THE PUBLIC HEARING.

Government Legals

BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, TOWN OF COLUMBINE VALLEY /S/ J.D. MCCRUMB, TOWN CLERK Legal Notice No.: 15992 First Publication: March 27, 2014 Last Publication: April 3, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent

BE Informed!

SOUTH-EAST ENGLEWOOD WATER DISTRICT By: /s/ Crystal Schenck Designated Election Official

Legal Notice No.: 15991 First Publication: March 27, 2014 Last Publication: March 27, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent

Read the Legal Notices! BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, TOWN OF COLUMBINE VALLEY /S/ J.D. MCCRUMB, TOWN CLERK Legal Notice No.: 15992 First Publication: March 27, 2014 Last Publication: April 3, 2014 Publisher: Littleton Independent


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