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Parent group, school officials agree to work together to improve Arapahoe High School P3 On Mother’s Day, friends of Kendrick Castillo add to a makeshift shrine in his parent’s dining room. Castillo was killed in a shooting at STEM High School on May 7. ALEX DEWIND

‘He was the perfect son’ Kendrick Castillo’s parents want the world to remember their son as someone special BY ALEX DEWIND ADEWIND@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

Kendrick Castillo’s parents share photos of his last prom at STEM School Highlands Ranch. Castillo, who people describe as a mentor and friend to all, was killed in a school shooting on May 7. COURTESY PHOTO

On her first Mother’s Day without her only child, Maria Castillo mustered the strength to get out of bed and into the shower, where she wept. In the kitchen, eight teenage boys and girls, friends of her son, cooked her breakfast. They added items to a bench, a makeshift shrine, with a few

of her son’s favorite things: Dr. Seuss’ “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” and Shel Silverstein’s “The Giving Tree.” A pair of lab safety glasses. A pocket-sized, darkgreen Jeep — the same color and model as the one parked in the driveway. “He was the perfect son,” said Maria, a small woman with a gentle smile. “He told me everything. He was my baby.” Four days earlier, Maria and her husband John had lost their 18-yearold son, Kendrick Castillo, the sole fatality in the May 7 school shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch. Eight other students were injured in the attack. The two suspects are in custody. SEE CASTILLO, P6

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Capitol report: Recapping major bills in 2019 Affordable housing, sex ed, family leave saw developments BY ELLIS ARNOLD EARNOLD@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

With power in both houses of the Legislature and the governor’s office, Democrats this year led lawmakers into some sweeping changes, as well as hard-fought battles that left the party short of some goals. A major overhaul of Colorado’s oil and gas rules turned the state’s focus away from encouraging production and made public safety and the environment a top priority, handing local governments new authority to regulate drilling. And the much-mentioned “red flag” bill — which allows firearms to be temporarily taken away from people deemed a significant threat to themselves or others — passed after an even more partisan debate than last year’s version faced. And it still faces a conservative-backed court challenge. A laundry list of other notable bills came up during the 2019 legislative session, the four-month part of the year when state lawmakers pass bills. It ended May 3.

Sex ed curriculum updated After much public opposition, Democrats’ effort to strengthen sex education requirements succeeded. The law does not require schools to teach sex education, but if they do, schools must address topics including birth control and pregnancy, sexually transmitted disease prevention, consent, and abstinence, according to state House Speaker KC Becker, D-Boulder. Already-existing law had outlined “comprehensive” sex education standards, but the new law makes some updates on consent and healthy relationships, House Democrats have said. The 2019 proposal, House Bill 191032, spurred panic about teaching of the sex acts or practices of LGBT individuals, but the law’s text does not require that. It does mandate that sex ed include information that is “meaning-

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ful to the experiences and needs” of LGBT or intersex people, and it adds that sex ed cannot exclude “the health needs” of those groups. For the most part, that’s not new, aside from adding those who are intersex. The law also bars shame-based language or gender stereotypes. In 2013, the Legislature passed the “comprehensive” standards in connection with a grant program to support teaching sex education, but it didn’t fund the grant. The new law gives at least $1 million annually to the program, and rural schools and public schools that currently don’t offer comprehensive sex education would be prioritized for the funding. Late in the session, lawmakers amended the bill to maintain eligibility for charter schools for waivers that can exempt them from the comprehensive standards. State Senate Minority Leader Chris Holbert, R-Parker, said changes to the bill amounted to “a step in the right direction.” “We heard from thousands of Coloradans that were concerned about this piece of legislation,” Holbert said in a news release. “The majority of Republican senators remain opposed to the bill and stand with a parent’s right to teach and raise their children as they see fit.” Parents can still opt their kids out of sex ed classes. Vaccine bill falls Colorado lawmakers abandoned legislation that would have made it harder to opt children out of vaccinations as time was running out in the legislative session with one day to go. Colorado allows parents to opt children out of vaccinations for medical reasons with a doctor’s note. Those who object for religious or personal reasons can also submit a statement to be exempted. House Bill 19-1312 would have limited the allowed reasons for a medical exemption. It would have also required those seeking religious or personal exemptions to initially apply in person at a local health department or the state health department. “Republicans were not willing to let the vaccine bill come to a vote without hours and hours of debate, which would have prevented us from delivering on priority bills,” including health care and education, said state Senate Majority Leader Stephen Fenberg, D-Boulder, according to the Associated Press. Drivers’ cellphone use slips by Senate Bill 19-012 would have made use of cellphones while driving — except with a hands-free device — illegal for everyone. Currently, state law bars anyone under 18 from using cellphones while driving. It passed the Senate but didn’t make it to a full vote in the House, instead postponed indefinitely in the House Judiciary Committee.

Family leave yet to arrive The Democrats’ push to allow workers up to 12 weeks of paid family leave — to care for a sick family member, tend to a personal medical issue or take care of a new child — eventually lost steam, with lawmakers passing a study on the program instead. The program would have required the state to collect a premium on each person’s paycheck, with employees and employers sharing the cost. Someone earning between $12,001 and $20,000 a year would pay from $38 to $64 a year into the fund, and employees earning $60,001 to $80,000 would pay from $192 to $256, the Associated Press reported. Many in the business community opposed the program. In its final form, Senate Bill 19-188 created a plan that will result in an independent analysis to be completed by December that will ensure a potential program would be “efficient” and “fiscally responsible” if passed, a news release by House Democrats said. Death penalty survives Democrats also fell short in a bid to end the death penalty, a debate that was personal for state Sen. Rhonda Fields, an Aurora Democrat whose son was murdered in 2005. Robert Ray and Sir Mario Owens were sentenced to die for the killings. Lawmakers have tried before to repeal Colorado’s death penalty, which has been applied just one time in the past 51 years. Senate Bill 19-182 would have taken effect for offenses charged on or after July 1, 2019. Democrats have a 19-16 majority in the Senate, but at least one, Fields, opposed the bill. At least four other party members hadn’t publicly committed to the repeal. Putting money down Affordable housing gets a boost with the passage of two bills to increase the amount of money the state spends to drive the construction of less expensive dwellings. House Bill 19-1228 passed in the state Senate to increase the annual amount the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority can spend on tax credits each year, according to a news release by Senate Democrats. The amount, currently up to $5 million per year, will increase to up to $10 million from 2020 to 2024, giving incentive to developers to build more affordable housing in the state, the release said. House Bill 19-1322 will transfer up to $30 million over the next three years from the state’s Unclaimed Property Trust Fund to the Housing Development Grant Fund, another news release said, to improve funding for affordable housing options in Colorado. The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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May 16, 2019

LPS school board digs into group’s concerns Arapahoe principal will keep job, board to convene community discussion group

Littleton Public Schools superintendent Brian Ewert said the district’s outreach efforts are commendable.

BY DAVID GILBERT DGILBERT@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

The school board won’t seek the firing of Arapahoe High School Natalie Pramenko, but it is interested in taking a deeper dive into concerns spurred by a largely anonymous coalition alleging a toxic culture at the school. The Littleton Public Schools Board of Education dug into many of the concerns raised by the Arapahoe High School Community Coalition at its May 9 meeting, and ultimately decided to formulate a districtwide community discussion group to provide advice and feedback on unanswered questions and grievances. The coalition, said to consist of parents, students and teachers frustrated with Arapahoe’s administration and culture, made headlines in April by calling for Pramenko’s firing. Jessica Roe, parent of an Arapahoe student who has emerged as a public face of the coalition, said she’s been heartened by deeper discussions with the school board, and later said she intends to run for a school board seat this fall. “The board has generously spent

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a lot of time with me over the past week, and I’ve come to the conclusion with their communication after meeting with me that we pretty much have common ground,” Roe said at the meeting. “We all want what’s best for the future of Arapahoe High School.” ‘An era of violence’ The big picture, board members said, is that Arapahoe may have problems with bullying and mental health issues — but so do many other schools amid disturbing cultural shifts. Though the district has made strides in recent years, “the LPS system is struggling to keep up with a changing world,” said board member Carrie Warren-Gully. The coalition approached its con-

cerns in the wrong way by using an unscientific survey to try to show dissatisfaction with Pramenko, said board member Robert Reichardt, but he felt there were truths behind their concerns. “Our community has and continues to experience horrific things,” Reichardt said, referencing a climbing youth suicide rate that has claimed several Arapahoe students in recent years and the 2013 shooting death of Arapahoe student Claire Davis. “The pain from those events continues to reverberate among all of us,” Reichardt said. “The reality is it’s become normal. It’s beyond our ability to not normalize it… We will never be able to meet all the mental health needs of our students and our

families.” The discussion took on a new profundity on the heels of the shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch two days earlier, said school board President Jack Reutzel. “It’s horrific that these kids have grown up in an era of violence,” Reutzel said. Still, Superintendent Brian Ewert said LPS has emerged as a national leader in developing programs to respond to a darker world. “The work we’re doing in LPS to capture marginalized kids is spot on,” Ewert said, citing goals of developing post-secondary plans for every student and a host of social, emotional and behavioral health programs. Tell me something good District staff work tirelessly to respond to student crises, said Guy Grace, the district’s director of security and emergency planning. Grace and his staff of 13 security personnel respond to hundreds of calls that come in through the Safe2Tell program each year, he said, crediting the anonymous reporting program with saving many lives. “We’ve had kids who have overdosed, who cut themselves — we even had a young person hanging from a rope who we found and cut down, who’s alive today,” Grace said.

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Polis urges wildfire vigilance amid milder forecast Governor cautions against ‘false sense of security’ BY ELLIS ARNOLD EARNOLD@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

After an onslaught of raging wildfires in Colorado in 2018, this year’s fire season looks to be less severe, but state officials are urging the public not to let its guard down. “I don’t want it to lure people into a false sense of security,” said Gov. Jared Polis, speaking May 7 at the state’s 2019 wildfire outlook briefing. The event at Centennial Airport in unincorporated Arapahoe County, just south of Centennial, featured input from public safety officials who noted the wildfire season this year will likely be average to below average. “Today, we’re looking at 130 to 140 percent of average snowpack,” said Mike Morgan, director of the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control. “It appears (this year) will have above-average moisture and below-average temperature.” Rising population and climate change have caused wildfires and other natural disasters to become more costly, Polis said. “Fires don’t know jurisdictional boundaries,” Polis said, noting that fires can start on federal land but spread to county or private areas.

Gov. Jared Polis gives an address on Colorado’s 2019 wildfire forecast May 7 at Centennial Airport. The event at 8082 S. Interport Blvd. in unincorporated Arapahoe County, just south of Centennial, featured addresses from public safety officials and up-close looks at aircraft and land vehicles used to fight wildfires. PHOTOS BY ELLIS ARNOLD Officials emphasized the coordination between federal, state and local agencies to respond to blazes. Out of the 20 largest wildfires in Colorado’s history, five occurred in 2018, a fact sheet from the fire prevention division said. Thirteen happened since 2010, and all 20 occurred since 2000, according to the division. The 2019 outlook is “considerably better” than at this point in 2018, the division said. Although a repeat of last year’s severity is unlikely, an

Rock Creek Volunteer Fire Department Chief Brita Horn, right, talks to Col. Will Gentle, director of aviation for the Colorado Army National Guard, on May 7 next to a Blackhawk helicopter from Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora. The aircraft provides “water buckets,” rescue hoisting and a medical evacuation kit that aid in responding to wildfires. rado,” Morgan said, referring to that state’s recent, especially destructive fire season. “The answer is yes.” Stan Hilkey, executive director of the state Department of Public Safety, joined other officials in a reminder that homeowners should take precaution. “While we all do our part as emergency responders,” Hilkey said, “individuals need to take proactive steps in preventing wildfires as well.”

average year sees more than 6,000 fires that burn more than 100,000 acres on state and private land, with large fires still occurring, according to the division. In the Denver metro area, mountain communities in west Jefferson County bear risk because fires that start in vegetation can reach homes, Morgan said after his address. “We’ve been asked if what happened in California can happen in Colo-

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May 16, 2019

Melting Pot owners withdraw pergola proposal BY DAVID GILBERT DGILBERT@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

Facing a bulwark of opposition, the owners of Littleton’s Melting Pot restaurant withdrew their proposal to build a pair of pergolas in front of the historic building on May 7. Amy and Kyle Reed, who own the highend fondue restaurant housed in the historic former Carnegie library at the west end of Main Street, had sought a rollback of a longstanding easement that prohibited them from obstructing the view of the landmark that bookends the downtown strip. Their business depends on outdoor seating, the couple said. The proposal encountered pushback in April: City staff published a recommendation against the proposal, and the city’s Historical Preservation Board voted unanimously against it. Historic Littleton Inc., a nonprofit preservation group, opposed the proposal

in a letter-writing campaign. The Reeds had one last shot: a hearing before city council, which was scheduled for May 7. But the couple pulled the proposal the day of the hearing, saying it was clear they didn’t have the necessary support. “We didn’t see any point in moving forward,” Amy Reed said. “Hopefully we can come to a compromise with the city that doesn’t involve changing the conservation easement.” Littleton Mayor Debbie Brinkman said city council would have given the Reeds a fair shake, but said the opposition from city staff and a city board definitely carried weight. “That would certainly have an impact on council’s decision-making,” Brinkman said. “Those are trusted advisers. When historic things go away, they go away forever. You don’t build history — you preserve history.” The Reeds sought permission to build

permanent structures in front of the building after city staff directed them to remove a pair of temporary tents used to keep outdoor diners warm in the winter in recent years, Amy Reed said. A letter from the city planning department mandating the removal of the tents, sent last November, outlined the Reeds’ one possible recourse: ask the city for an amendment to a 1983 law preserving the view of the building’s facade from Main Street. Amy Reed said she felt miffed that the city laid out the course of action, then issued a recommendation to deny the proposal. Mike Sutherland, the head of the city’s planning department, did not immediately reply to a request for comment. The withdrawal of the pergola proposal means the tents need to come down and stay down, Brinkman said, adding she’s glad the city will get the vista of the old library back.

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Getting an unobstructed view of the library back will help restore an important element to Littleton’s iconic main drag, said Gail Keeley, the director of Historic Littleton Inc. “Downtown is a historic district, bounded on one end by the library and the other end by the old courthouse, and we haven’t been able to enjoy that view down Main Street for years,” Keeley said. Being forced to go without outdoor seating in the winter could spell trouble for the Melting Pot’s future, the Reeds said in April, saying years of minimum wage increases and rising health care costs meant they needed the extra tables to stay afloat. Still, Amy Reed said she’s hopeful there are other options to be explored. “We have a long history with the city of Littleton,” Reed said. “By and large they’ve been supportive and worked with us. I’m hopeful we can come to a compromise that works for everybody.”


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‘He was an angel among us’ Kendrick Castillo was killed while saving others, classmates say

HOW TO TALK TO YOUR CHILDREN The National Association of School Psychologists has advice for parents wanting information on how to talk to their children in the aftermath of tragedies like the one at STEM School Highlands Ranch on May 7.

BY ALEX DEWIND ADEWIND@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

Kendrick Castillo was kind, talented, a hero. Castillo was killed in the May 7 shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch. He was less than two weeks away from graduation. His senior quote: “The most difficult roads lead us to the most beautiful places.” Penny Eucker, executive director of STEM, called Castillo the “glue of the senior class.” He was always positive, she said. Everyone who met him felt safe with him. “He did have a transcendent smile and he was an angel among us,” Eucker said, holding back tears. “When people say be kind, he was the definition of that.” Castillo, 18, charged a shooter who had entered his classroom in an effort to save others, classmates said. Castillo was a member of FIRST Robotics Competition Team 4418, according to a Facebook post from FIRST. He was also among the first students to intern at Panther Industries, an automated labeling equipment manufacturer in Highlands Ranch, just down the road from STEM. Then just 16 years old, Castillo was determined to learn all facets of a professional manufacturing job. “Our hearts go out to Kendrick’s family and friends, and to all affected by the shooting,” FIRST, a nonprofit robotics organization based in New

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Classmates say Kendrick charged one of the shooters to protect other students. That didn’t surprise the people closest to him. “He was one of the most genuine and compassionate people I have ever met,” said Mike Shallenberger, an engineering teacher at STEM who taught Kendrick all four years of high school, as he sat on the Castillos’ back porch. “You don’t meet people like that but once in a lifetime.” The afternoon of Mother’s Day, Maria stood near the front door of her southwest Denver home, tucked in a quiet neighborhood lined with modest single-family houses and spacious backyards. She softly greeted teenagers and parents and directed them to the living room, where John was telling stories of Kendrick to the intimate gathering. Comfort food — trays of chocolate chip cookies, Kendrick’s favorite — and assortments of colorful flowers filled the kitchen and dining room. They hugged. They cried. They honored Kendrick, a hero.

“High-profile acts of violence, particularly in schools, can confuse and frighten children who may feel in danger or worry that their friends or loved-ones are at risk,” the organization says on its website. “They will look to adults for information and guidance on how to react. Parents and school personnel can help children feel safe by establishing a sense of normalcy and security and talking with them about their fears.” Kendrick Castillo, 18, was killed in the shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch on May 7. Here, he is shown at age 16 working on a label-printing product at Panther Industries. FILE PHOTO

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Hampshire, wrote on Facebook. Brendan Kerr, a sophomore at STEM, looked up to Castillo, he said. They were in a physical education class together. “He was a good friend,” Kerr said. “I’ll remember him as a hero.” STEM student Nui Giasolli told NBC’s “Today’’ show that she was in her British literature class when one of the two suspects came in and pulled out a gun. Castillo lunged at the gunman, who shot the teen. Castillo’s swift action gave the rest of the class time to get underneath their desks and then run across the room to escape, Giasolli said. Castillo, friend and classmate Brendan Bialy said, felt an obligation to protect his fellow students. Bialy said Castillo rushed the shooter and was like a “bowling ball” coming toward him. Bialy said he and another classmate, who was injured and did not

want to be identified, helped Castillo bring the suspect down. Bialy, who was not injured, said Castillo was interested in cars and the two met in an internal combustion class at STEM. Bialy said the two of them would cruise around and just talk or watch funny videos together. “Kendrick Castillo died a legend,” Bialy said. “He died a trooper... I love that kid.” Rachel Short said Castillo was a funny and empathetic person who loved others and was a part-time employee at her manufacturing company, Baccara USA, based in Englewood. “To find he went down as a hero, I’m not surprised,” Short said. “That’s exactly who Kendrick was.” Cecilia Bedard, 19, knew Castillo since elementary school and said he was always friendly, modest and excited to help people. He made a point of always joining his father at Knights

• Reassure children that they are safe.

‘A lot of hopes and dreams’ Born March 14, 2001, Kendrick was an easy baby and boy with a loving temperament, his dad said. He was honest, not defiant. He respected his elders and always said “thank you,” “good morning” and “goodbye.” His faith never wavered. Even at the fast-food Taco Bell restaurant, he would make sure to pray before eating. “He respected and loved his mother so much,” said John, sitting on a chair on the back porch, tears welling in his eyes. “Any man in the world whose daughter ended up with Kendrick would, quite honestly, hit the man lottery.” Kendrick’s love for robotics and engineering started early. As a young child he would dismantle his toys, inspecting every inner working, and put them back together in new formations. Whenever he’d get a new gadget, he’d invite his friends over to share in his excitement. The father-son duo enjoyed weekend hunting trips, fishing trips and campouts. They never had much luck but that didn’t matter, as long as they were together. They spent many nights in the backyard, working on old cars. Kendrick loved cars. Kendrick’s parents, who both work in the hotel industry — Maria is a chef and John a chief engineer — pri-

oritized spending time with their son. Eating meals together was important. The three of them would sit on the couch in the evening and eat bowls of ice cream. “I don’t know if I will ever be able to eat another bowl of ice cream again,” his father said. Kendrick attended Notre Dame Catholic School in Denver for middle and elementary school. When it came to choosing a high school, he wasn’t thrilled with any of the local, neighborhood options, which had a large focus on traditional sports. His passion was engineering and electronics. On his first tour of STEM, Kendrick was like a kid in a candy store, John said. He was especially enthralled with the expansive engineering room. The Castillo family applied for the charter school, which uses a lottery system for enrollment, and won. “His face lit up ear-to-ear,” John said. Kendrick was on two robotics teams and part of the school’s Technology Student Association. Even in highpressure competitions, he would stop what he was doing to help other students, said Jordon Monk, one of his best friends, who was visiting Kendrick’s parents on Mother’s Day. Kendrick was a mentor, a friend to all.

After high school he planned to attend Arapahoe Community College for two years and then Colorado State University or the University of Colorado at Boulder. He wanted to be an electrical or mechanical engineer. “He had a lot of hopes and dreams,” John said. “Most of his hopes and dreams always included the people he loved.” When Monk wasn’t at his own house in Highlands Ranch, he was at Kendrick’s. The two would play video games, go for drives in Kendrick’s beloved Jeep and take a golf cart parked in the backyard for a spin. At school they’d often get the classroom off topic with their amiable banter. “The only thing he loved more than his Jeep was the people inside,” Monk said. “Everyone went to him for help.”

• Make time to talk. • Keep your explanations developmentally appropriate. • Review safety procedures. • Observe children’s emotional state. • Limit television viewing of the traumatic events. • Maintain a normal routine. of Columbus fundraisers and bingo nights. “He was amazing,’’ Bedard said. “He was honestly the sweetest kid I ever met. Never said a mean joke.’’ — Colorado Community Media reporter Nick Puckett and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

‘We have to be better people’ John was eating lunch at a Chickfil-A near his work at the Denver Tech Center on May 7 when a colleague texted: “Doesn’t Kendrick go to STEM? There is an active shooter.” He called his wife and raced to Northridge Recreation Center, where parents were being reunified with their children. SEE CASTILLO, P7


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May 16, 2019

‘There was no hesitation, there was no looking around’ BY NICK PUCKETT NPUCKETT@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

Brendan Bialy said the decision to act was made quickly. Actually, it wasn’t a decision at all. It was instinct. “It was immediate, non-hesitation,” Bialy, an aspiring Marine, said. “There was no questioning, there was no hesitation, there was no looking around.” Bialy said he, Kendrick Castillo and another student subdued one of the suspects who had entered their classroom in the May 7 shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch that left eight students injured and one dead. Castillo was killed and the other student was wounded and did not want to be identified, said Bialy, who was not injured. Bialy said he and a teacher put compression on the chest of Castillo after he had been shot. “What I saw yesterday was the absolute best of people,” Bialy said at a May 8 press conference. “I got to see two heroes, two regular high school kids, two awesome people, jump into action without any hesitation. I was more than lucky to join them in doing that action. Somebody entered the building with incredibly malicious intent, using their cowardice, surprise and superior weapons, and they lost. They completely and utterly lost to good people.” Bialy, of Castle Rock, said the incident will give him the confidence to act when called upon when he begins service. He is currently a poolee in the Marine Corps Delayed Entry

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He parked in a nearby neighborhood, jumped a fence and scanned the crowd — his anxiety skyrocketing. Cop cars were everywhere. People were hysterical. He texted Kendrick and called over and over. No response. John, who coached a robotics team at the school, used an app to try to get in touch with the group of kids. Names began popping up. They were safe, they wrote. “Kendrick’s name never came up,” John said. He and Maria caught word that Kendrick might be at a local hospital. A police officer raced them to Littleton Adventist, where they were pulled aside into a small room. A nurse asked them to provide any identifying factors of their son. He wore Ray-Ban reading glasses, John told the nurse. She said she was so sorry. The Castillos went home that evening and collapsed on the couch in the spot where Kendrick used to lay. “I felt like it wasn’t real,” John said. “We kept hoping we would hear his Jeep exhaust in the driveway.” Part of him wishes his son would have run or hid, John said. But that

‘It’s about these kids and what they went through’ BY DAVID GILBERT DGILBERT@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

Brendan Bialy, center, says what he saw emerge during the May 7 shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch was “the absolute best of people.” NICK PUCKETT Program, a program people enlist in before being shipped to basic training. A poolee is a person who has already signed up to become a Marine but has not left for the 13 weeks of recruit training. The U.S. Marine Corps released a statement in response to Bialy’s efforts. “Brendan’s courage and commitment to swiftly ending this tragic incident at the risk of his own safety is admirable and inspiring,” the statement reads. “His decisive actions resulted in the safety and protection of his teachers and fellow classmates.” wasn’t Kendrick. He was selfless, valiant. In the aftermath of tragedy, he would have wanted his parents to think about the teacher in that classroom, the students in that school, his dad said. Kendrick wouldn’t want them to think about his death. As the STEM community tries to make sense of it all, John doesn’t want to see people blaming guns or the school building’s safety. The solutions are simpler than that, he said. “We have to be better people,” he said. “If you are going to have kids in this world, you need to be all in.” Shallenberger, Kendrick’s engineering teacher, echoed that sentiment. Now, more than ever, people need to put down their phones and be present. “We just need to love each other,” Shallenberger said. “We need to reengage with one another.” The grief is overwhelming for the Castillos, who say they feel like they’ve lost their purpose. What’s helping them heal is the strong support from the community. They want to hear stories of their son. They want those who knew Kendrick to reach out to talk. They want their son to be remembered as the “extraordinary” young man he was. “I’d like the world to know that he’s just not your normal person,” John said. “He is special.”

As students and parents were reunited at Northridge Recreation Center following the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting, Judi Manutes set off in search of her 8-year-old grandson, a student at the school. Manutes’ son John, as it turned out, had already located the secondgrader. After finding his son, John asked police what he could do to help, and they sent him in search of water and snacks. “I wouldn’t have even thought to ask,” Manutes said of her son. Manutes and John split up, making runs to nearby grocery stores. At each store they visited — a nearby Target, Safeway and King Soopers — the answer was the same: Take what you need. “It was so fulfilling to be able to walk in, and they didn’t question me at all,” Manutes said. “I had my credit card. I was ready to pay, but they all said to just take it.” Helping the community without a second thought comes naturally to grocers, said Adam Williamson, spokesman for King Soopers. “Grocery stores are sort of first responders in their own right,” Williamson said. “When there’s a flood or tornado, where do people go? To get groceries. Store managers and

staff are community members as well. We were asked, and assisted as best we could. Our hearts go out to the families going through this.” Williamson was initially reluctant to comment on the store’s involvement. “This story isn’t about us,” Williamson said. “It’s about these kids and what they went through. It’s about the victims. It’s about the heroes that stood up and tried to stop this.” Back at the rec center, first responders escorted Manutes and her son to drive up to the front entrance, where they began handing out drinks to shaken parents and children. “Nobody in the crowd was asking us for water, but as we passed it out, you could see the gratitude in their faces,” Manutes said. The mood in the room was hard to describe, Manutes said — a mix of sorrow, trauma, but relief that these children were OK. Simply having a cold drink in hand seemed to have a calming effect, Manutes said. As for her family, Manutes said that her grandson hadn’t said much about the shooting on the morning after, but the family was huddling together and leaning on one another for support. “I think I’m a little shell-shocked,” Manutes said. “I’m not my normal self. My son and grandson seem OK. We’re here for each other.”

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An official fundraising page has been set up for STEM School Highlands Ranch via The Foundation for Douglas County Schools. It can be found at www.coloradogives.org/ STEMstrong “All donations received through this campaign will be used for the benefit of our impacted students. Thank you for your support during this time,” the website states. In addition, a fund started last year to help victims of mass tragedy has been activated in the aftermath of the STEM shooting that left one student dead and eight wounded. The Colorado Healing Fund is chaired by former Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman and the nonprofit organization’s board of trustees, according to a news release. “The Colorado Healing Fund exists to serve as the trusted, statewide organization for the collection of public donations in the aftermath of a mass tragedy,” Coffman said in the release. “Donations from caring Coloradans

can be channeled to organizations working directly with victims of this terrible tragedy. If you want to help, we encourage you to give through the Colorado Healing Fund and know your generosity will help victims, survivors, families and the STEM School Highlands Ranch community in the weeks and months ahead.” Donations can be made by visiting ColoradoHealingFund.org and donating through Colorado Gives. Checks and in-person donations will be accepted at Colorado-based FirstBank locations. Donors should make checks out to “Colorado Healing Fund” and designate their donation for “victims accounts” to bank tellers. Donations will be distributed to victims by the fund’s community partners, including the Colorado Organization of Victim Assistance, the release states. Local victim assistance organizations and Douglas County officials are partnering with CHF to determine how best to support individuals and families after the STEM shooting, according to the release.


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STEM students walk out of shooting vigil amid frustration Event falls into disorder; students decried political aspect BY ELLIS ARNOLD EARNOLD@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

A vigil that brought politicians, activists and several hundred students and parents to Highlands Ranch High School after the nearby STEM School shooting devolved into chaos and chants, with many students expressing frustration with the event’s political overtones on gun policy. “Let STEM kids speak!” shouted one voice in the crowd May 8 during the event organized by Brady, which describes itself as a gun violence prevention organization. A day earlier, eight students were wounded and one — 18-year-old Kendrick Ray Castillo — was killed in a shooting at STEM. The vigil crowd at Highlands Ranch High’s gymnasium heard addresses from U.S. Rep. Jason Crow, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, area students and activists, but a long line of students decried the lack of speaking time for STEM students. Kallie Leyba, the president of the Douglas County School District’s teachers’ union, had her speech cut short by the student yelling for organizers to let STEM students address the crowd. Leyba responded that organizers hadn’t been able to coordinate with students from STEM before the event. “We’re right here,” a student in the crowd replied, to applause from the crowd. What began then was an unraveling of the event that laid bare the frustrations students had with its format. Leyba told the STEM students in the crowd to come out into the hallway from the gym so organizers could rework the schedule to allow them to speak. Applause erupted when more than a dozen students who appeared to be from STEM left the bleachers and exited the gym. But just as the lights dimmed and cellphone flashlights turned on for a moment dedicated to the shooting’s victims, a woman identifying herself only as a mother walked up to the lectern and spoke into the microphone. She said the media had told STEM students to leave. Inside the gym, it wasn’t clear what spurred that statement. Many reporters taking video and photos were in attendance, and some followed students into the hall. Large parts of the crowd then stood up and funneled into the hallway amid murmurs about the media. Confusion and disorder took over the crowd, finding some STEM students and others — a few dozen people — gathered outside the school’s front doors. “It was all political,” a student said, as others talked among themselves and decried the political tone of the event. One speaker inside — Laura Reeves, with the organization Moms Demand Action — had mentioned the National Rifle Association, or NRA, as a reason she said national gun policy wasn’t adequate.

Students, including some from STEM School Highlands Ranch, hold up lit-up phones outside Highlands Ranch High School after walking out of a May 8 vigil amid frustration over STEM students getting speaking time. A shooting May 7 at STEM School wounded eight students and killed one, 18-year-old Kendrick Ray Castillo. PHOTOS BY ELLIS ARNOLD

WHAT SPEAKERS SAID “This community has lived through Columbine, Aurora and now STEM. We are failing. We are failing when this happens over and over again and nothing happens … You already have my thoughts and prayers, but … you and your children deserve more.” — Democratic U.S. Rep. Jason Crow

U.S. Rep. Jason Crow, speaks at a May 8 vigil at Highlands Ranch High School for STEM School shooting victims and survivors. “Don’t use Kendrick’s name for political reasons!” another student outside shouted, as chants of “Mental health!” and “(expletive) the media!” took hold. Said another student: “It’s not about the guns!” A chant then began to direct the group back inside, where many more gathered again around the lectern and students — including from STEM — began to speak. One person led the crowd in the gym to hold hands and bow heads in prayer that people could “fight not against each other, but for each other.” That served as a turning point, when a long succession of students took turns on the microphone amid a calmer crowd. One student said she met Castillo as a young child and went to school with him, adding he was “the kindest, gentlest soul you’d ever meet.” Another said he was angry that people “came to talk about gun control.” Some said they were friends with Castillo and attended school with him. One student called the vigil a “political stunt.” He added, “We walked out. We were not kicked out.” The group held a moment of silence for STEM School and Castillo. A news release announcing the vigil said speakers would include local elected officials, students with activist

“Our kids have enough to do. Our kids have a job to do. Their job is not to fix America’s broken gun laws. Their job is not as Kendrick (Castillo) did yesterday, to so selflessly give up their lives” for others. — U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, a Democrat running for president “We’re working hard to elect gun-sense candidates like Jason (Crow) … together, we will stop this epidemic of gun violence.” — Laura Reeves, with Moms Demand Action, an organization that supports gun reforms We are “not a statistic … we are people, not a statement.” — A student speaking on the microphone after students walked out and returned “It’s the adults that take (the issue of shootings) into their hands, and I strongly object to that.” — A student on the mic shortly after groups and “students, parents and teachers from STEM,” among others. Some local students did speak, but STEM students in the crowd felt unheard. Organizers said they tried to reach members of the STEM community through personal connections but couldn’t connect with anyone willing to speak. For Highlands Ranch High teacher Emily Muellenberg, one of the event organizers, focusing on gun violence prevention efforts can be a way of “community-based solutions seeking,” but she said she understands that “any feeling that a political message was being imparted felt upsetting and not appropriately sensitive.”

Hundreds of local students and parents light up their phones at a May 8 vigil at Highlands Ranch High School for STEM School shooting victims and survivors. “For those who spoke up, I am in awe of your strength, and I am proud of you for asking for what you needed in that moment. I am sorry we couldn’t do better, but your resilience and your passion will help fuel your healing,” Muellenberg said in the days after the vigil. “Your honoring of Kendrick Castillo was powerful, and we thank you for that. We sincerely hope that by the end, there was some chance to release and begin to heal for many of you.” Despite the tension toward the media expressed by some in the group that had walked outside, some students spoke to reporters at the end of the event. Logan Griffith, a STEM senior, said he was in the English classroom with 20 to 30 others when the shooting occurred in that room at his school May 7. “I think I speak for STEM when I say we do thank Highlands Ranch High School for hosting this,” Griffith said as the crowd dispersed. “However, this was for Kendrick Castillo. Not for our senator, not for anyone else.”’ He hopes people can honor Castillo and that the events at the vigil serve “as a statement to keep the politics where they belong — keep them in Congress.”


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STEM denies allegations made by anonymous parent School filed lawsuit for ‘defamatory statements’ BY ALEX DEWIND ADEWIND@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

The executive director of STEM School Highlands Ranch adamantly denies allegations made by an anonymous school parent that STEM’s climate and culture are out of control. “I can’t even fathom why someone would fabricate these sort of statements,” Penny Eucker said when reached by phone on May 9. The allegations were the focus of an article published by CNN.com on May 9, two days after a shooting at the school that killed one student, Kendrick Castillo, and injured eight others. Among the allegations that were made in December 2018 were rampant drug use, bullying, concerns about violence and misuse of school funds. In an emailed statement through a public relations company on May 9, STEM said school officials investigated the allegations months earlier and found them to be false. “At STEM School Highlands Ranch, our priority is the safety and wellbeing of our students, staff and the STEM community,” the state-

ment says. “We investigate every complaint and concern, regardless of the source. This includes threats, bullying, allegations of criminal behavior and/or mental health concerns.” STEM, a K-12 charter school of about 1,800 students, had been asked to do an investigation by a Douglas County School District official after the accusations came to light. Like other charter schools in the district, STEM has its own governing body and operates autonomously — though the school receives public funding and must have its charter renewed by the school district’s board of education. Candice Craig, a parent of three STEM students, said she was disappointed to see the allegations surface in the media. The school has a strong community, she said, adding that her kids thrive in the “handson” learning environment. “We need to heal right now,” Craig said. “We don’t need to be part of the collective voice.” On Dec. 19, Daniel Winsor, director of choice programing at Douglas County School District, sent an email to Eucker outlining allegations made by the anonymous parent to school board member Wendy Vogel via phone. Vogel reported certain information to the Department of Human Services and the Douglas County

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Sheriff ’s Office, and the district requested the charter school investigate the allegations to determine their legitimacy, according to the email. Vogel did not respond to a request for comment for this article. One of the concerns the anonymous parent shared with Vogel was that of “student violence due to a high-pressure environment.” “The individual expressed concerns about a repeat of Columbine or Arapahoe,” the Dec. 19 letter states, in reference to the sites of fatal shootings in 1999 and 2013, respectively, at schools less than 10 miles from STEM. In January, Eucker filed a lawsuit against “Jane Doe” for what she called “defamatory statements” against the school. The lawsuit was filed in district court on Jan. 17, according to a copy obtained by Colorado Community Media. Eucker and STEM are listed as the plaintiffs. In response to the district’s initial email, Eucker and Mark Alpert, the president of STEM’s board of directors, sent a letter to the school’s parents on Feb. 1 outlining the allegations. In the emailed statement on May 9, the school provided background information on the allegations. “Some of the allegations were the type many schools receive – student drug-use, the pressure to perform

well, and students with mental health concerns. Other allegations were more unusual – staff members or board members embezzling money and laundering it in China and Mexico, forcing students to clean up human feces with their bare hands, and teachers instructing students how to build bombs in class. “STEM’s administration team immediately opened an investigation to determine whether there was any substance to the allegations. As part of this investigation, and in the spirit of full disclosure, STEM reached out to its 2,800 parents to inform them of the complaint in the hopes that any student or family member with knowledge of the allegations would confidentially share that information. STEM did not receive responses from any parents or students with information about these allegations. While STEM took the allegations seriously, our investigation revealed no evidence to support any of the allegations raised in the anonymous complaint.” DCSD Superintendent Thomas Tucker would not comment on the matter when reached by phone May 9, directing inquiries to the district’s communications staff, which responded with contact information for STEM’s public relations firm. SEE PARENT, P10

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STEM shooting suspects being held without bond Teens make first court appearances in Castle Rock BY JESSICA GIBBS JGIBBS@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

The two teenagers arrested on suspicion of shooting nine students at STEM School Highlands Ranch, killing 18-year-old Kendrick Castillo, appeared in court for the first time on May 8 at hearings attended by students who survived the shooting and Castillo’s family. One of the suspects is Devon Erickson, a STEM student who is being held at the Douglas County jail without bond. Erickson, 18, was booked on one count of first-degree murder and 29 counts of attempted first-degree murder, according to court records. The second suspect is a juvenile

student at STEM, also being held without bond, and it was not immediately known what charges were pending. Colorado Community Media will not identify the juvenile suspect, who is 16, unless that suspect is charged as an adult. Both suspects were expected to be formally charged on May 15 after a May 10 hearing was postponed. The morning of May 8, Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said authorities mistakenly identified the juvenile suspect as a male the day of the shooting only to learn after conducting further interviews the suspect was female. He could not confirm how the suspect identifies, but said the department was considering the suspect female. A defense attorney for the suspect told District 1 Judge Theresa Slade at the May 8 hearings in Castle Rock the teenager uses “he” pronouns and a different name from what was listed

on the docket. Two handguns were recovered during the investigation of the May 7 shooting, Spurlock said. Eighteenth Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler said he had not yet decided on charges for the suspects or if he would pursue charging the 16-year-old as an adult. If he does, the court ultimately decides whether the case would remain a juvenile case or not, he said. Charging the suspect as an adult would change the type of sentence he could face if found guilty. “This is the beginning of what’s likely to be a long process,” Brauchler said after the hearing. When officers brought Erickson into the courtroom, he barely looked up — face buried under thick hair dyed half black and half a bright pink. He stooped deep in his chair and did not speak except for when Slade required he verbally answer a question instead

of shaking his head. The 16-year-old, with short, cropped hair and a gray collared shirt, sat upright and looked up at the judge for most of his hearing. Seated in the courtroom were Castillo’s parents. The family did not comment during the hearing. “These are people that are still dealing with the fact that a little more than a day ago they had a son,” Brauchler later told reporters. “Now they don’t.” Also in attendance was 17-year-old Jack Denler, a junior at STEM. Denler said he was in the hall when the shooting broke out on May 7. As alarms started to ring, he rushed to his classroom and took cover. Denler heard two loud sounds, which he later realized were gunshots. Slade temporarily granted a motion from the people to suppress the case file entirely. Brauchler said the motion was temporary, and he would move to release the documents later. Slade also issued protection orders against both suspects that prohibit them from contacting victims named in the order, consuming alcohol or drugs, possessing firearms, visiting STEM or contacting each other. Brauchler said he would have 63 days following an arraignment to give notice of his plans on whether to pursue the death penalty. Before hearing room doors opened May 8, a group of people, including the juvenile suspect’s mother, stood huddled in a circle in the hallway, looking down and staying mostly silent. They did not respond to media requests for comment between their arrival and the start of the hearing.

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School board President David Ray also referred questions to the district’s communications department. STEM recently had its charter renewed for three years rather than the optimal five years. The charter renewal came with the following conditions: that the school adopt and publish a parent complaint and communication policy, show the school’s graduation standards meet the state’s requirements and provide a description of the school’s strategic plan to expand. In STEM’s May 9 statement, Eucker said the school’s highest priority is the safety and wellbeing of students and staff. “We are proud of the welcoming, inclusive community at STEM School Highlands Ranch, and we strive to meet each of our students’ unique needs,” Eucker said. “Like any school with more than 1,800 students, we receive complaints, all of which we take seriously and investigate promptly.”


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Documents reveal dispute over resource officer contract, duties STEM’s deal for an SRO was not renewed after 2017-18 school year BY ALEX DEWIND ADEWIND@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

Documents show disagreement, and some underlying tension, led to the discontinuation of a contract that provided a school resource officer at STEM School Highlands Ranch. The school’s security was put in the spotlight following a May 7 shooting that left one student dead and eight others wounded. The school contracts with the private security company BOSS High Level Protection, an arrangement that followed the end of STEM’s contract with the Douglas County Sheriff ’s Office following the 2017-18 school year. A security guard was on site at the time of the shooting and reportedly helped detain one of the suspects. In a May 10 news release, Sheriff Tony Spurlock said STEM had not been making the best use of its school resource officer’s time and provided 20 pages of documents detailing the relationship between DCSO and the school. A Denver media outlet had made a public records request for the documents.

Within an hour, STEM responded with a news release of its own. “The unfortunate fact is that schools with and without SROs have experienced violence,” reads a statement from STEM’s public relations firm. “With regard to the tragedy on May 7, 2019, we credit both the actions of our private security guard, the team of DCSO law enforcement officials who were on scene within two minutes, and the heroic students and staff members at STEM for minimizing the number of fatalities and casualties.” STEM partnered with the sheriff ’s office for a school resource officer from 2013 through early 2018. In the 2017-18 school year, STEM shared an SRO with another Highlands Ranch charter school, SkyView Academy, which is just less than 7 miles away. The officer split his time between the two schools. The sheriff ’s officer covered half of the cost. The two charters split the other half. At the end of the year, when the officer became ill and couldn’t fulfill his contract, STEM’s executive director, Penny Eucker, requested a credit for the months not served, according to emails released by the sheriff ’s office. But according to a report from Lt. Lori Bronner, who oversees Douglas County School District’s resource officers, the sheriff ’s office continued to provide services to the school

through its SRO and Youth Education and Safety in Schools (Y.E.S.S.) departments while the assigned SRO was on leave. Eucker also expressed dissatisfaction with the SRO’s service, citing his disengagement with students and lack of presence at the school. “We also request placement of a new SRO for the 2018-19 school year and participation in his or her selection process,” Eucker wrote in an email to the sheriff ’s office and Bronner on May 18, 2018. Spurlock agreed to forgo billing STEM for the last four months of the contract but elected not to renew the contract for the following school year. STEM didn’t provide an office space for the SRO — a stipulation of the contract — and mainly used the SRO to mitigate traffic, according to a letter from Spurlock to Eucker on June 20, 2018.

“I am sorry that STEM School is dissatisfied with the services we have provided,” Spurlock says in the letter. “It appears we do not share a common understanding of the role our school resource officers play in educating our community’s youth and protecting our schools.” STEM paid $26,925 for an SRO for the 2017-18 school year, the same amount as SkyView Academy, according to a copy of the contract. The sheriff ’s office covered the remaining $53,850. Spurlock agreed to refund STEM $6,731.50 for the four months the assigned SRO was absent. After several meetings between officials from STEM and the sheriff ’s office, Eucker opted to contract with a private security company for the 2018-19 school year and requested a deputy from the sheriff ’s office for up to three hours a day to assist with traffic.

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or many years, we watched from our office windows as the students at STEM High School Highlands Ranch left school for the day or headed over to the Starbucks across the street. The school is in the business complex right behind our former office on Highlands Ranch Parkway. Our Highlands Ranch reporter often walked down the street to interview students and teachers about the latest innovative program on which they were working. One of those stories included Kendrick Castillo, the 18-yearold killed as he bravely and selflessly rushed the shooter to help protect his classmates. His face beamed with joy in a photograph that showed him at his internship, working toward his

OUR VIEW dream of becoming an engineer. So, as our team of journalists rushed to the scene of the May 7 shooting, the feeling was surreal. We were as stunned and as heartbroken as our community. This was the third school shooting in the metro area in 20 years, after Columbine in 1999 and Arapahoe in 2013. The three schools are within a 10-mile span of each other, their tragic events seeming to encapsulate reverberating and undulating waves of sorrow that carry the same despairing question, this time asked by a STEM parent: “How in the world could this happen?” The cycle seemingly repeats itself: The coming days and weeks will

disclose more details and explanations. There will be renewed focus on the importance of mental health, gun control and school culture. There will be more talk about the need to provide more resources, more support, to make change that makes a definitive difference. All of that is important. But today, this week, we grieve. We grieve for the light and the gift lost in Kendrick Castillo. For the eight other students injured. For the hundreds of students, teachers, administrators and parents whose lives — and outlook on life — are forever altered. We grieve for the two teenagers — and their families — who are suspected in the shooting.

A LETTER TO THE EDITOR Rights worth preserving In response to Craig Smith’s editorial re gun rights, my letter is titled “Free speech rights must acknowledge free speech wrongs.” It doesn’t take much listening to the news to know that free speech is abused with hate, lies, spin and deception constantly uttered. Yet that is the price we are willing to pay to protect our First Amendment rights. I wonder if Mr. Smith is willing to accept the same diminished right of free speech that he is willing to accept for the right to bear arms? If he believes the Second Amendment can be “periodically revisited and often amended,” does he believe the First Amendment can and should be also? Should free speech be limited to just certain ideas in the same way that

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certain types of guns are limited? Should the number of words be limited to certain prescribed ones just as gun magazines are limited in the number of bullets? Should a person be subject to a background check before he can utter an opinion? If a person says something that appears “crazy” should we have a “red flag” law that allows the government to take away those words by force and without due process? Mr. Smith is right when he says “There’s no humor in the Second Amendment.” Neither is there any humor in Venezuela, where there is apparently no right to bear arms and thereby rid themselves of a totalitarian regime. Herbert Sanford Littleton

We grieve for our community and, really, our world, battered by violence that comes in so many different ways, without warning or respect for boundary. Still, evidence of humanity’s heart reminds us not all is lost, and that in difficult times, hope remains. Last week, there were the first responders who rushed from all over the metro area. Some 79 vehicles, 148 fire and medical personnel, and three medical helicopters converged in the shooting’s immediate aftermath with one thought in mind — to help our young people. SEE OUR VIEW, P13

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is, true, but he also doesn’t know who the 45th president of the United States is, and that is a plus sometimes. Further, he knows nothing about crime, deceit, or cruelty. He is simply a happy entity, and fully enjoys my company. The perfect antidote to the brutalities of existence. I have friends I could call on, but probably won’t, in a time of lesser need than a nighttime mission, but whom I greatly appreciate. Would this then mean I have tiers of friendship? Maybe you do too. Jennifer (one of the four, certainly) and I watched the ending, just the very ending, of “Thelma and Louise.” It’s a story about good friends who wind up in a wingless flight in a Thunderbird. They were willing to die together after a crime spree that was initiated in a parking lot when Louise (Susan Sarandon) shoots and kills a man who assaulted Thelma (Geena Davis). They amscray, thinking no one will believe them. The movie pivots on that point.

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Number two opponent of success: Lack of authenticity

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ast week we identified the impact of complacency in our pursuit of success. Today we will visit the power of authenticity in our success journey. And next week we will wrap it all up when we jump into the role of gratitude and appreciation as a major contributor to our success. Are we authentic? Maybe it has become kind of like, WINNING “We can be authentic with some of the WORDS people all the time. We can be authentic with all the people some of the time. But we can never be authentic with all the people all of the time.” Why is that? In a group discussion about potential Michael Norton barriers to success, this topic of being genuine or authentic came up. As the conversation continued, we debated the reasons why people are struggling with being genuine, several hypotheses were surfaced. One idea that garnered a lot of discussion was around this statement, “Some people are convinced that in order to succeed, they feel like they have to manipulate the outcome of every call, meeting, or interaction. They

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There were residents, local stores and churches that immediately gave what was needed to help. There was the restaurant that sheltered children and kept them safe. The students who fought for their right to mourn without politics. And there was Kendrick Castillo who, with two other students who survived, fought the suspected shooter. Faced with a life-or-death

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The anticipated doubt of the instance of a sexual assault continues to be a reason given why all assaults and rapes are not reported, so it has legitimacy as a plot device. It’s fulfilling as entertainment, and watching it is one thing. In a real-life instance, I would hope the women would address the situation, and not wind up where they did. One of my good friends did what good friends do: He intervened. It’s a potent thing to do with anyone, especially with a curmudgeon. Another stood beside me when others had doubts about my testimony. Trust in a friendship is preeminent. “Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.” (“Louis,” not “Louie,” is correct.) That’s one of the most famous final

are confusing success with manipulation.” By manipulating others and being disingenuous we find ourselves trapped in a web of lies, fabrications, and an endless cycle of weak defenses and justifications. Some people have no issue with doing this and they repeat the behavior over and over again to create the best possible outcome for themselves, or to place themselves in the spotlight and as the center of attention. The problem is they actually believe they are fooling the rest of us, when in fact, most times we can see right through the disguise, pretense and manipulation. Lack of authenticity is a successkiller for sure. It damages brands, it tarnishes reputations, and it damages relationships, sometimes beyond repair. The amount of work that has to be done in order to undo the hurts and collateral damage, and re-establish credibility, is so much harder and takes so much more time than just simply being genuine and authentic right from the start. Being transparent and vulnerable takes courage, but as we become proficient at authenticity and transparency, our courage and confidence grow in parallel. And as this happens, we quickly recognize just how powerful these character traits are to the pursuit and achievement of our decision, they chose life for those around them before themselves. John Castillo, Kendrick’s father, says now is not the time to issue blame and recriminations. Solutions are simpler, he says: “We have to be better people. If you are going to have kids in this world, you need to be all in.” Mike Shallenberger, Kendrick’s engineering teacher, believes we could change much in this world by putting down our phones and being present in the moment. “We just need,” he says, “to love each other.” Like Kendrick Castillo did. lines in film history. Can you name the film? Mark Twain said, “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: This is the ideal life.” Can a good book be a friend? Yes. How about a good movie? Yes. I watch 10 minutes of an old friend before I fall asleep, just in case I die before I wake. For one, “My Little Chickadee,” starring W. C. Fields and Mae West, who were not friends. Some of Fields’ self-written lines are brilliant. He referred to West as “yon damsel with the hothouse cognomen.” However, I never close the day with “Casablanca,” the final-line film. It’s a good one, but it manipulates my emotions. A good friend won’t do that. Trust me. Craig Marshall Smith is an artist, educator and Highlands Ranch resident. He can be reached at craigmarshallsmith@comcast.net.

personal and professional success. Integrity comes with authenticity. And integrity can be defined as living in such a way that we never have to look over our shoulder. It can also be defined as doing the right thing when no one else is looking. Being genuine, living, loving, and working with character and integrity sets us up to pursue our success from a position of authenticity. With authenticity comes trust, with trust comes deeper relationships, and with deeper relationships comes success. “You will make a horrible anyone else, but you will make the best you that ever lived.” Zig Ziglar If this is true, then why do we try and keep up with the Joneses? Why do we try and impersonate other people? Why do we spin stories and manipulate situations that could hurt others? It’s because we lack authenticity. Maybe we believe others won’t like who we really are. If that’s

the case, maybe we have to find different friends, people who accept us for exactly who we are. Or, if after a good hard look in the mirror, we can clearly see areas in our life that need to be changed. And then we take the time to become who it is we truly want to be. It is never too late to become authentic, genuine, transparent, and yes, even vulnerable. These are not success-killers; these traits are the building blocks of success. So how about you? Are you the real deal, the authentic and genuine article? Or is time to work on your own authenticity? I would love to hear your story at gotonorton@gmail.com and when we can be the best “us” that ever lived, it really will be a better than good week. Michael Norton is a resident of Highlands Ranch, the chief revenue officer at Eventus Solutions Group, a strategic consultant and a business and personal coach.

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‘We’ve practiced for this’ BY DAVID GILBERT DGILBERT@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

First responders descended on STEM School Highlands Ranch within moments of the initial 911 call, said South Metro Fire Rescue spokesman Eric Hurst, and years of training paid off. “We’ve practiced for this,” Hurst said. “It’s about following the experience we all have, and applying it to a real-world worst-case scenario.” South Metro joined forces with Aurora Fire Rescue, West Metro Fire Rescue, Denver Fire Department and ambulances from as far away as Bennett and Strasburg. All told, 79 vehicles, 148 fire and medical personnel and three medical helicopters responded to the scene of the May 7 shooting that left one student dead and eight injured, Hurst said. The emotional toll of responding to a mass-casualty incident can be intense for first responders, Hurst said, but in the moment, their training takes over. “It’s really beyond just doing tasks like applying tourniquets,” Hurst said. “Through our training sessions, they get accustomed to screams and sounds of gunfire. In the aftermath

South Metro Fire Rescue personnel line up, ready to pull injured victims from STEM School Highlands Ranch on May 7. Personnel from numerous local agencies responded to the scene of the shooting. COURTESY PHOTO of the incident, when we have time to unwind and the adrenaline dissipates, that’s when the impact sinks in.” South Metro provides all its personnel with resources to deal with the trauma of horrible scenes, Hurst said,

including peer support members, post-traumatic stress service dogs and mental health professionals. Years of coordination with other agencies was evident during the shooting, Hurst said.

“This was a regional response,” Hurst said. “We were calling on neighbors to come and back us up. I’m thankful for them, and thankful we didn’t have more injuries than we did.”

District attorney on school shooting: ‘Here we are again’ Brauchler discusses effect of STEM shooting on community BY JESSICA GIBBS JGIBBS@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

Eighteenth Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler lived in a home in Highlands Ranch for 18 years. His four children are in the Douglas County school system. His wife’s business is roughly one mile from the Douglas County Sheriff ’s Office substation in Highlands Ranch. He knows the area well. After all, he “grew up in these parts,” Brauchler, now a Parker resident, said.

And if someone had told him that within 20 miles and 20 years of tragedies including the Columbine High School shooting of 1999, the Aurora theater shooting (which Brauchler prosecuted) of 2012, and the Arapahoe High School shooting in 2013, there would be another fatal shooting in his community, he’d have thought they were “mad.” “Yet, here we are again,” he said May 8. One more school shootBrauchler ing was the reality as Brauchler spoke to media from the Highlands Ranch substation one day after two suspected student shooters entered STEM School Highlands Ranch and allegedly opened fire

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on their classmates. Senior Kendrick Castillo, 18, was killed, and eight other students were wounded. One student remained hospitalized in fair condition as of May 10 — at Littleton Adventist, according to a hospital spokesperson — while the others had been treated and released. Brauchler asked the community to remember that the shooting would traumatize far more than the students and their families who would technically be classified as victims in the case. The school comprises a student body of approximately 1,800 students. Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said at least 600 would “definitely” be affected because of their proximity to the shooting on school grounds when it began.

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The next morning, more families were feeling the aftermath of the tragedy, Brauchler said. “Moms and dads, looking at each other, making decisions about whether or not to send their kids to school in one of the greatest school districts in the country because they don’t feel safe,” Brauchler said. Gov. Jared Polis joined Brauchler, Spurlock and other leaders at a 6 a.m. news conference on May 8 to provide updates on the shooting. Polis called the state resilient but frustrated with the number of shootings that have occurred throughout Colorado’s history. “Yes, we come together in grief,” Polis said. “We also come together to heal. And we come together to figure out what we can do better as a state and society.”

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Class of 2019

How can you make a difference in the world? Colorado Community Media asked that question of soon-to-be graduates from across the south metro area. Here’s what some of them had to say: The arts are one of the areas that can have the most impact on people. The opportunity to tell someone else’s stories or share different viewpoints about things — creatively — can impact the way people see things. — Bri Angle, Lutheran

I hope to pursue my passion of becoming a physician in the future. Becoming a doctor would allow me to change patients’ lives for the better and make a personal, but meaningful, impact on those around me through healing. — Meghna Bagchi, Rock Canyon

I make a difference in the world every day. I never really know what impact my actions will have on other people nor to what degree, but I do my best to live a life where I help other people, even if that just means a smile in the hallway or holding open a door. — Sarah Gates, Ponderosa

I am hoping to make a difference in the world by being someone who listens. I am planning to major in human biology to become a pediatrician. One thing I’ve learned over the years is that taking the time to listen to others, especially children who can’t always voice their opinions or feelings, could impact one for a lifetime. I hope to use my platform to first listen to kids, then also to motivate and inspire them to be the very best they can be and not be afraid to pursue their God-given gifts and talents. — Francesca Belibi, Regis Jesuit

I think the biggest way someone can make a difference in the world is simply by being the best person they can be. With this comes kindness, selflessness and a mind geared toward helping every person to be the best person they can be. If we always live with kindness in our heart, I think that is the way that we can help change the world every day. If we put ourselves aside and look to the world, we can truly make a difference. — Emmy Hawkins, Arapahoe

I believe I can make a difference because of how strongly I support community service. I would like to encourage more people to get involved and giving back to their community. It may be required in high school, in order to graduate, but after that, it is a choice. I hope that more people will decide to help and give back, because it is so vital to create a stronger community. — Taylor Littlefield, Douglas County I can make a difference in the world by speaking out for change. I am eager to learn various perspectives and give a voice to those who are often overlooked. Through this, I hope to connect people, creating a better understanding among one another and a more united front for change. — Emma Slenkovich, Littleton

It’s a hard question to answer how I can change the world since I’m still so young, but my motto is just to leave everything better than I found it. — Marcus Miller, Cherry Creek

The little things. You don’t have to save the entire world to make a difference. If you can show even one person the love in the world that there is to offer, you have still made a difference. — Jaden Tactaquin, Castle View

I think I’ll be able to change the world through my willingness to work with people and forge relationships. I don’t think I’m even close to the smartest person in the world, and I think that mindset isn’t conducive to growth, so I always give everybody 100% and try to make connections with as many people I can. With these connections and my skills as a speaker, I believe I will be able to bring people together to make a difference. — Abhi Bhandari, Mountain Vista

The way I can make a difference in the world is by being a firstrate me and not a second-rate someone else. Like God makes each snowflake uniquely different and each fall’s leaves, he has made me unique in my own special way to help and care for others in my own way by treating each person with respect and love. — Raymond Jackson Jr., Grandview

I can make a difference by using my skills and personality traits to advocate for causes I’m passionate about, such as continuing my fundraising efforts for clean water. — Brock Mullen, Chaparral

Something that I learned at Smoky that can apply to how I can make a difference in the world is just how far kindness can go. Simply being a positive and kind person can go a long way and brighten a person’s day. — Cameron Kennedy, Smoky Hill

The most powerful change that anyone can make is in the lives of others. I can make a difference by empowering those around me and helping others maximize their potential. — Chuba Ozor, Eaglecrest

The way that I am going to make a difference in the world is by showing young people that it is possible to achieve your dreams. Everyone has a dream but it depends on if that person is going to catch it or not. — Sareina Thomas, Colorado’s Finest High School of Choice

I want to make a difference in the world using my education. I want to better my family and be a role model for my younger sister and cousins. I want them to know that anyone can go to college and pursue any career they choose. Since I’m the first one in my family to attend college I believe I have what it takes to change the world through them. — Triston Hercules Flamenco, Englewood Start small, to make a difference in the world you need to take it step by step. Spread your words of change, be someone people look up to and want to be like you. Make them realize they can do big things too; they just need to take those steps to start their journey. — Brandon Knight, Options

It’s important to use my own actions as a demonstration of how others can create change rather than complaining about the world’s problems. I strive to set myself apart from the rest of the world by getting involved and ultimately, connecting with people. Whether it be within my school, job, or on a larger scale, I can influence others by believing in something greater than myself. I owe all that I accomplish to God and it is my biggest desire to serve Him. — Addison Scherler, Valor Christian

I hope to one day make a difference with adoptable dogs and cats. Animals are a huge passion of mine that I would like to bring more attention to and change the ways of adopting pets. — Emily Vital, Heritage

I believe there are many ways. As big as having professional skills to improve the technology in major areas, to as small as smiling to all the people I met in daily life, offering help when they need it, bring positive influence to the community, and picking up all the trash in sight. — Yibo Yang, Legend


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eing a climber for more than half his life, Kegan Minock has never heard an excuse that he thinks should deter someone from trying bouldering. It doesn’t matter your age or weight, he said, or even if you have a fear of heights. “Often, when people think of rock climbing, they think of going really high,” Minock said. “With bouldering, you’re not super high off the ground. But it’s just as challenging.” Minock, 27, general manager of ROCK’n & JAM’n gym in Centennial — ROCK’n & JAM’n also has a location in Thornton — has been climbing for 16 years and started focusing on bouldering about a decade ago. “To me, it’s more fun,” Minock said, adding he enjoys the gymnastics skills required and the problemsolving aspect of it. “It’s physical, but also mentally challenging.” In his blog written to serve as a beginner’s guide to bouldering, Willis Kuelthau, editor and climbing gear tester for 99Boulders.com, defines bouldering as “climbs that are protected by (landing/crash) pads rather than ropes.” He adds that bouldering is the physical act of completing “relatively short sequences that prioritize power and technique over long-term endurance.” A “boulder problem” is the common term for the climbing challenge, or route. It is “the sequence of holds (which have) a start point and end point,” Kuelthau wrote. Boulder problems have “various levels of difficulty.” Scott Rennack, marketing manager for The Spot Bouldering Gym, believes the term is coined boulder problems because of the problemsolving skills required to complete them. “You have to figure them out,” he said. “You can try a move 20 or 30 times before you figure it out. Even a hundred times isn’t that uncommon.” Rennack, 42, was introduced to climbing as a youth in the Boy Scouts, and “after 25 years, I’ve tried just about everything,” he said. Rennack was involved with starting the American Bouldering Series in 1998 — a competition that has since merged with USA Climbing and is now known as USA Climbing’s Bouldering Open National Championships. It took place this year on Feb. 1 and 2 in Redmond, Oregon. National championship titles went to Ashima Shiraishi for women and Sean Bailey for men. “Colorado has kind of always been in the center of the bouldering world,” Rennack said. And The Spot can also claim it contributed to the

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Scott Rennack, marketing manager for The Spot Bouldering Gym who has been climbing for about 25 years, sets a route when the gym’s Boulder location opened in 2002. The Spot Denver opened on April 18. COURTESY PHOTO history, he added. The Spot’s Boulder location, which opened in 2002, was the first bouldering-only gym to open in Colorado. It “missed the title for all of the U.S. by about two months,” Rennack said. “A place in Salt Lake City opened just before (The Spot) did.” Just south of downtown, The Spot Denver opened on April 18. Though English mountaineer Oscar Eckenstein, circa 1880s, and French alpinist Pierre Allain, in the 1930s and 1940s, preceded him, many climbers point to John Gill as the father of modern bouldering. According to Gill’s website, www. johngill.net, he “initiated a gymnastic approach to short rock climbs, specifically bouldering, in America in the 1950s.” Gill’s article “The Art of Bouldering,” published in the American Alpine Club Journal in 1969, “encouraged the recognition of bouldering as an authentic form of climbing,” states Gill’s website. SEE BOULDERING, P17

WHERE TO BEGIN BOULDERING Earth Treks Earth Treks climbing gyms are a great place to get started climbing. It offers beginner classes and rental gear. More info at www. earthtreksclimbing.com/ · 700 Golden Ridge Road, Golden. 303-2229564. · 1050 W. Hampden Ave., Englewood. 303242-3555. Outdoors According to Nomad Colorado, an online travel and outdoor guide specific to Colorado, two popular spots for beginner outdoor bouldering — just outside of the Denver area — are Castlewood Canyon State Park in Castle Rock and Morrison Bouldering in Morrison. For an outdoor inner-city experience, but still outdoors, Nomad Colorado suggests the man-made boulders/walls at Westlands Park in Greenwood Village and Central Park in Stapleton, Denver.

aritone Matthew Peterson won first place in the March 30 Denver Lyric Opera Guild competition for young singers on a professional career track. He was one of 15 chosen from an initial field of almost 50 who competed in mid-March for a chance at more than $33,000 in award money. “The Guild’s SONYA’S primary objective SAMPLER is to assist young singers in their pursuit of a career in opera … and our annual competition is the single most important event on our calendar,” said competition vice president Karen Bruggenthies. Other Sonya Ellingboe winners: Griffin Hogan Tracy, Kyra Dills-DeSurra, Erin Hodgsen, Kyrie Laybourn, Katheryne Baker and Eric McConnell. In addition, certificates of merit went to Amy Maples, Daisha Togawa, Jovahnna Borboa. Honorable mentions went to Mary Kettlewell, Nathan Snyder, Zachary Bryant, Christiana McMullen, Christine Honein. The competition was held at Calvary Baptist Church, 6500 E. Girard Ave., Denver, and three judges chose the winners, while opera fans enjoyed a lovely free concert. See DenverLyricOperaGuild.org for membership information. Each monthly luncheon meeting has a musical program. Baaa! Reminder — “Sheep to Shawl” will be held at the Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 18. Demonstrations of shearing, spinning, weaving, dyeing, herding and more. Plus an ongoing chorus of “Baaas!” from little lambs and some handcrafts for sale. And some visiting alpacas. Postponed from the original date by a blizzard. Free. 303-795-3950. Indigenous music Leon Joseph Littlebird will tell stories and weave music through them for the Highlands Ranch Historical Society at 7 p.m. on May 20 at Southridge Recreation Center, 4800 McArthur Ranch Road, Highlands Ranch. He is a guest speaker for Colorado Mountain College classes and other groups on both Colorado and Native history and will focus on “how music was discovered,” using ancient instruments. Guests are welcome. (A $2 donation is suggested for non-members.) SEE SAMPLER, P17


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According to an article by Alex Beale, owner and editor of 99Boulders. com, John “Verm” Sherman created the V Scale — now the standard grading scale for the boulder problems in the U.S. — in the late 1980s while climbing in Hueco Tanks, Texas. The International Federation of Sport Climbing’s (IFSC) website states that climbing competitions largely began in Europe in the 1980s. The site states that “in 1991, the first World Championship was organized in Frankfurt, Germany,” and bouldering “was officially introduced as a new climbing discipline” in 1998. As fun as bouldering may be, Rennack would remind people that there are dangers that can come with it — injuries due to not knowing how to fall properly or adverse outdoor elements, such as no padded landing spots. Luckily, bouldering is a “very social” sport, said Hilary Harris, founder and co-owner of EVO Rock + Fitness in Louisville. “Everyone gets to try” the boulder problem, she said, “and everyone cheers each other on.” Minock “absolutely recommends” that anyone going bouldering outdoors for the first time should go with someone who has some experience with the sport. But, he said, it’s probably best for people to start out in a gym to get a foundation for bouldering, then transition to the outdoors. Rennack agreed. An indoor gym is a controlled environment and it’s “cactus-free, guaranteed.” In addition, many gyms offer introductory clinics and/or safety briefings.

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Band concert The Castle Rock Band will perform a Memorial Day weekend concert, with flag ceremony by American Legion Post #1187, at 2 p.m. on May 26 at the Wilcox Ave. Bandstand in front of the Philip S. Miller Library. “Semper Fidelis” and Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever” will be included on the program, plus “Armed Forces Salute.” Free. Miners Alley News from Miners Alley Playhouse in Golden: It is the newest Actor’s Equity Union Theatre in Colorado — designated as a “Small Professional Theatre Level One” under Actors Equity guidelines. Colorado has more than 100 live theaters listed with the Colorado Theater Guild and Miners Alley is only the 10th one to become a union theater, which means it will contribute to health insurance and pension for Equity actors who perform there. Opening May 17 is a new play by Josh Hartwell, based on the story of Mae Brussell, “Queen of Conspiracy.” It will run through June 23. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays,

· 2485 W. Second Ave., Unit 18, Denver. 303351-5588. · 4131 South Natches Court, Unit E, Sheridan. 720-638-2767. The Spot Denver, www.thespotgym.com/ denver · 1235 Delaware St., Denver. 720-542-3326. Aqua Climbing Wall at Northridge — 8800 Broadway. 303-791-2500. Climbing Wall at Eastridge — 9568 University Boulevard. 303-791-2500.

Hilary Harris, co-owner of EVO Rock + Fitness in Louisville, climbs a boulder in 2016. Harris, now 51, has been climbing for more than 30 years and will be opening EVO Bouldering Golden in the winter of 2020. COURTESY PHOTOS Coloradoans in general are enthusiastic about the outdoors, Minock said. “People come from all over the world to test out what we have to of-

fer,” he added. “We (indoor climbing gyms) try to bring that experience to everyone. But it doesn’t matter if you’re bouldering indoors or out-

Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Minersalley. com, 303-935-3044.

Art Museum, and Monica Obniski, Demmer curator of 20th- and 21stcentury design at the Milwaukee Art Museum, co-curated the very pleasing exhibit. The museum is at 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway in downtown Denver. Denverartmuseum.org.

Railroad history Active Minds will explore the For reviews of current role of railroads productions, go to in the U.S. as well coloradocommunitymedia. as the industrial com/ellingboe.html. titans who built them. The will bring the story up to the present, starting at 2 p.m. on May 20 at Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. Free. `Serious Play’ Just opened at the Denver Art Museum: “Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America,” which runs through August 25. It was organized in cooperation with the Milwaukee Art Museum, where it appeared first, with more than 200 works in various media, ranging from works on paper to models, textiles, furniture, ceramics, toys, films. The emphasis is on how design connects to our daily lives and there was an emerging focus on child development, which led to smart toy design. (Don’t miss the big red playground piece.) Darrin Alfred, curator of architecture and design at Denver

Man on the Moon “First Man” a film that tells about astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, will be shown at 2 p.m. May 25 at Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. Free. `Tunes on the Terrace’ Local band “After Midnight” plays the first concert in Lone Tree Arts Center’s “Tunes on the Terrace” series at 8 p.m. June 21. Clarinetist

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doors, as long as you’re just enjoying the climb.” One reason indoor gyms are becoming more popular may be because they are making bouldering more accessible to everyone, Harris said. Bouldering gyms “are popping up all over the country,” Harris said, “especially in urban areas where people don’t have access to the outdoors.” Harris, 51, has been climbing for more than 30 years. She did some competitive climbing while living in Europe in the early 1990s, but it was her background as an architect — along with her love of the sport — that inspired her to open EVO Rock + Fitness. EVO Bouldering Golden, which will be a bouldering-only gym expected to open in the winter of 2020, will be the fourth EVO gym in the U.S. “Climbing is a canvas to let people discover their full potential,” Harris said. “You have to face challenges that you think are impossible, but you work it out, move by move.”

Roger Campbell leads this big band swing jazz sextet, playing music from Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Lionel Hampton, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra — with a cadre of swing dancers … lonetreeartscenter.org. Regional premiere “Bull in a China Shop” by Bryna Turner opens May 31 at Benchmark Theatre, 1560 Teller St. in Lakewood’s 40 West Arts District. Kate Gleason directs this play about Mary Wooley and her partner Jeanette Marks over 40 years at a New England woman’s college. A revolution in education … Performances at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 6 p.m. Sundays through June 29. benchmarktheatre.com.

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Two galleries display colorful works of art Three artists fill one show; group members share creativity in other BY SONYA ELLINGBOE SELLINGBOE@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

“Unorthodox Art” is the title of the exhibit that will run in the Stanton Gallery at Littleton’s Town Hall Arts Center while “Sister Act” is filling the stage in the theater from May 17 to June 16. Curator Moira Casey has called on three artists: Danielle Quigley (acrylic); Carmella Fogt (Chinese ink and watercolor) and Gabriella Gracine (digital art) to exhibit their works, with an artists’ reception scheduled on June 7 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The gallery is open weekdays from 10 a.m.to 5 p.m. and during performances. • Carm Fogt was originally drawn to Asian art and design during an eclectic art class and pursued Chinese brush painting with several teachers in Southern California and in China. Though an abstract painter, she incorporates Chinese calligraphy, working on rice paper. Her work can be found at RoxArt Gallery at Aspen Grove and in her Parker home studio. • Danielle Quigley is inspired by the natural landscape, at home in the outdoors. She is found mountain biking, climbing, painting and exploring wild

variety of media and techniques. Well-known The Depot Gallery is Colorado artist/ at 2069 W. Powers Ave. in Littleton, a bit teacher Chuck Ceraso was the north and a bit west of the Buck Recreation juror and anCenter. It is open 10 nounced awards a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at a crowded through Friday; 11 a.m. May 3 opening to 4 p.m. Saturday reception, where and Sunday. Stanton visitors enjoyed Gallery at Town Hall refreshments Arts Center is at 2450 out on the patio W. Main St. in down- between the town Littleton and is Depot and its open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Caboose. weekdays and during Tippy McInperformances. tosh won Best of Show for her “Sunrise Riverbed,” created by using oil paint on pieces of wood veneer which she breaks to get shapes she wants with jagged edges, then mounts on a backing and applies oil paints. The new approach apparently pleased the juror — he not only awarded her Best of Show, but also an Honorable Mention on another painting. She said her husband is a woodworker and she accompanied him to the lumber yard one day and spotted sheets of veneer. The proverbial light bulb illuminated … Other awards presented by Ceraso: Photographer Peggy Dietz won first place for her “Dappled in Morning Sun;” second place went to oil painter Sheila Marie for “The Stillness.” Rita Campbell won third place for her delicate floral watercolor, “Palette Petals.” Honorable mentions went to Ivy Delon, Joe Bonita, Nancy Myer, Tippy McIntosh. The People’s Choice Award was given to David George for his detailed “Early Morning Light.” This exhibit will certainly have something to please everyone and it surrounds a guest with colors — both soft and intense. Many skilled painters are among the Littleton Fine Arts Guild members. Shows here change almost monthly — get in the habit of dropping by to the old red Santa Fe Depot to see what’s new!

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“When we save a life, we’re not out there touting it on the news, but those things are happening all the time.” The job takes its toll — Grace said he was recently diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder as a result of his work — but he’s grateful to intervene in moments of crisis. LPS is charting a bold path for mental health outreach, said Nate Thompson, the district’s director of social, emotional and behavior services. Thompson cited a program that raises money to pay for private mental health services for families who can’t afford them, and a program that helps families navigate private insurance. The district has also applied input from three reports into Davis’ murder, Thompson said. Intervention programs and mental health outreach might be for naught without an examination of the culture

of high achievement, Warren-Gully said. “We’re in a community that has high expectations for (student) achievement based on traditional measures of success,” Warren-Gully said. “How do we start having a conversation with our community about the fact that we’re hearing from our students that they’re majorly stressed out, they’ve got way too much homework and way too much expectations (to participate in) extracurriculars?” Room to grow Board members also dug into more acute accusations by the coalition: that numerous concerned parents say their phone calls and emails have gone unreturned, and that students, parents and teacher’s are afraid to speak up about problems at school for fear of retaliation. The district does not have a way to track how many complaints have been answered and satisfied, Ewert told the board, and said he wasn’t sure what it would take to implement one.

“We’d have to think about that internally,” Ewert said. “How’s that increase our workload? Also, for us to take action on a complaint, it needs to have content. It can’t just be someone saying they’re concerned about the climate at the school.” State law and district policy protect whistleblowers, said assistant superintendent of human resources Mike Jones, though he said it’s impossible to know how many people want to come forward with concerns but don’t. We need to talk Board members concluded the meeting by pledging to work on creating a community discussion group to further the conversation. The coalition’s monthlong campaign has made clear there are parents who have worries and concerns they want to share, Reichardt said, and the district would like to share some items back. Reichardt would like Roe to be part of the discussion group, he said. The board will begin brainstorming the

discussion group in greater detail at a mid-June retreat. Reutzel praised Pramenko’s handling of the high-profile brouhaha. “I’m impressed by your fortitude and ability to withstand the storm,” Reutzel told Pramenko, who sat in the audience. Roe said she felt heartened by the board meeting. “It’s going to get better after this conversation,” Roe said. “They gave (our concerns) a thorough vetting. They brought in all the right people. I’m excited to be part of the community conversation.” Pramenko said she’s hopeful too. “I felt the support of the board and the superintendent,” Pramenko said after the meeting. “I’ve been saying the whole time: They’re focusing on the wrong thing. This isn’t about me. We need to all come together and talk about how we can help our kids. This is a much bigger issue than Arapahoe High School. Our teenagers in America are in crisis. Hopefully now we can do the right work and spend energy in

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CLUBS Editor’s note: Clubs listings are published free, on a space-available basis. Listings are submitted by the community; to submit a new listing, or to make changes to or remove an existing listing, contact hharden@coloradocommunitymedia.com. Service/Social Single Dads Resource Center Inc., a nonprofit organization, offers free parenting classes such as “The Ins and Outs of Single Fathering Parenting” focused on single fathers. Classes are from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 6322 S. Lakeview St., Littleton. Call Jamey O’Donnell, founder and executive director of the group, at 720-298-2021 or e-mail info@sdrci.org. Social Club for Widows and Widowers, an active social group, meets at various locations in Littleton, Englewood and Southwest Jefferson County. Activities include dining out, game nights, picnics, hiking, dancing and more. Participants must have their own transportation. Call 303-697-4709. Southglenn Leads Club meets at 7:30 a.m. Thursdays at Marie Callender’s Restaurant at Dry Creek Road and Broadway. Call Steve Heifetz at 303-744-8899. South Jeffco Rotary Club meets at 7:15 a.m. Fridays at Fox Hollow Golf Course, 13410 W. Morrison Road, Lakewood. Contact Bruce at 303-919-3741. South Metro Newcomers Club We welcome women who are new to the area as well as women looking to meet new friends. We are a social organization with many

interesting and fun activities. For information, email our new member chairperson at southmetronewcomers@gmail.com or visit southmetronewcomersclub.com. South Suburban Division National Model Railroad Association meets once a month to share the hobby of model railroading. Meets are at 7:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month, except for July and August, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, lower level, 6322 S. Lakeview, Littleton. Contact Harry Lindsay at 303-347-1711. South Suburban Toastmasters is a high energy, fun, supportive learning place to practice speaking and leadership skills. Group meets from 7-8:30 a.m. Thursdays at Toast Restaurant, 2700 W. Bowles Ave. in Littleton. Contact Leigh Miller at 720-2722853. South Suburban Women’s Connection, affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries, meets from 9-11 a.m. the second Wednesday of every other month beginning in January at Maggiano’s, 7401 S. Clinton St. The brunch includes a feature and an inspirational speaker. For details, reservations and complimentary nursery, call Rachel Lee at 303866-1444 or e-mail rllee58@gmail.com. SSTM Public Speaking Club: 7-8:30 a.m. Thursdays at Toast, 2700 W. Bowles Ave., Suite B, Littleton. All ages and all walks of life with the common goal of becoming a more effective communicator. Meeting cost includes breakfast. First-time guests are free. Contact millerleigh13@gmail.com. Summit Cancer Solutions is a nonprofit

organization that offers exercise programs in the Denver Metro area to adult cancer survivors. Our goal is to improve the health and well being of cancer survivors through exercise. Contact us at 303-409-2206, email us at info@summitcancersolutions.org or visit www.summitcancersolutions.org. SunRise Rotary Club of Littleton meets at 7:15 a.m. Wednesdays at The Bistro in Aspen Grove, 7301 S. Santa Fe Drive. Visit LittletonSunriseRotary.org. Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service and help build good will and peace in the world. Call Earl Hasz, secretary, at 303-908-7285. Teen Community Bible Study Teens in the Littleton area will enjoy dinner and in-depth Bible study with friends from area high schools from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays at South Fellowship, 6560 S. Broadway, Littleton. Call Elsa Wolff, 303-229-6956. Teen Clubs at Bemis Public Library meet from 3:30-5 p.m. monthly at the library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. Clubs include Film Club on Thursdays, Game Club on Tuesdays, Youth Advisory Council on Fridays, Art Group and Manga/Anime/Graphic Novel Group. Call teen/senior librarian Anthony LaCombe at 303-795-3961 or visit the teen blog at http://bemisteen.blogspot.com. Littleton TLC Toastmasters Club meets from 5:30-6:45 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of every month in the City of Littleton Building, 2255 W. Berry Ave. Toastmasters is an international organization providing a positive learning environment

in which every member has the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills. Guests are welcome. Call 720-3539686 for more information. Toastmasters - Meridian Midday. Experienced professionals and beginning speakers alike can benefit from our practical, faceto-face learning program. Whether you’re speaking to the board of directors, your customers, your co-workers or your kids, Toastmasters can help you do it better. We meet every Thursday from 11:35 a.m. to 12:35 p.m. at the American Family Insurance Building, 9510 South Meridian Blvd. in Englewood. For more information, contact our current VP of Membership, Brent Hilvitz at 303-668-5789. We hope you will visit us and check out Meridian Midday Toastmasters. www.meridianmidday.com Transmission Meditation Group is free and meets weekly in Littleton, focusing on personal growth and world service. Visit www. transmissionmeditation.org or call Donna at 720-922-8494. Tuesday Afternoon Book Group meets at 2 p.m. weekly at Columbine Library, 7706 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton, to discuss various books. Call 303-932-2690. USS Trinity is Colorado’s only Starship commissioned by Starfleet Command (world’s oldest Star Trek Fan Club) and it is now seeking new crew members. Open to all. Monthly meetings held on first Saturday. For additional information contact startrekpost@gmail.com SEE CLUBS, P21

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Colorado students awarded Boettcher scholarships STAFF REPORT

Graduating seniors in the Colorado Community Media coverage area are among those named 2019 Boettcher Foundation Scholars, according to a news release from the foundation. “The Boettcher Foundation invests in the promise of Colorado and the potential of Coloradans, and these students represent the very best of our state,” Katie Kramer, president and CEO of the Boettcher Foundation, said in the release. “We are delighted that they have committed to attending Colorado universities.” Established in 1952, the Boettcher Scholarship program annually awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors in Colorado. The four-year

THE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS The following are the scholarship recipients in the Colorado Community Media coverage areas: Sunderland Baker, Northglenn High School, Adams 12 Five Star Schools. Baker will attend Colorado College. Sharonya “Sharon” Battula, Cherokee Trail High School, Cherry Creek 5. Battula will attend the University of Colorado at Boulder. Colleen Campbell, Denver South High School, Denver County 1. Campbell will attend Colorado College. Abigail Fennell, Eaglecrest High School, Cherry Creek 5. Fen-

nell will attend Colorado State University. Etash Kalra, Douglas County High School, Douglas County RE1. Kalra will attend the University of Colorado at Boulder. Sydnei Lewis, Northglenn High School, Adams 12 Five Star Schools. Lewis will attend the University of Colorado at Boulder. Noelle “Ellie” Mayer, Two Roads Charter School, Jefferson County R-1. Mayer will attend Colorado State University. Anila Narayana, Rock Canyon High School, Douglas County RE1. Narayana will attend the University

of Colorado at Boulder. Preston Nash, Legacy High School, Adams 12 Five Star Schools. Nash will attend Colorado School of Mines Ethan Perry, Heritage High School, Littleton 6. Perry will attend Colorado School of Mines. Mikayla Postma, Horizon High School, Adams 12 Five Star Schools. Postma will attend the University of Denver Antonio “Tony” SalcidoAlcántar Jr., Prairie View High School, Brighton 24J. SalcidoAlcántar Jr. will attend the University of Colorado at Boulder.

scholarship includes virtually all expenses to attend the Colorado school of the recipient’s choice: full tuition, fees, a book allowance and an annual

stipend for living expenses. The scholarship also includes programming and support to ensure that students reach their full leadership potential.

Scholars are selected based on academics, service, leadership and character, and the Boettcher Scholar network includes more than 2,500 leaders who

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VFW: Pat Hannon Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4666 meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at 5748 S. Gallup St., Littleton. Contact 303-738-8577. Widowed Men and Women of America, a

new chapter Link 6 for the Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree and Littleton areas, is a social group that offers a variety of activities for its members. Group meets for happy hour at 5 p.m. Tuesdays at the Salsa Brava, 52 W. Springer Drive, Highlands Ranch. Call Kay 303-749-0169 or Dorothy 303-484-8811.

days at the Innsider Bar and Grill, inside Holiday Inn, 7390 Hampden Ave., Lakewood. Group offers friendship, understanding, and opportunities to participate in various activities. Contact Bob, membership chairman, at 303-979-0181 or go to www. widowedamerica.org.

Widowed Men and Women of America, Link 10, social hour is from 4-6 p.m. Thurs-

Widowed Men and Women of America, a nonprofit organization of the state based in

have gone on to make their marks in business, government, nonprofits, academia and other endeavors. “Our 2019 Boettcher Scholars stood out from a highly competitive pool of nearly 1,500 qualified applicants,” Tiffany Anderson, the foundation’s director of programs, said in the release. “This year’s class includes an entrepreneur who launched a dessert-focused catering business, a 13-year dancer in Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s Folklórico group, a student who completed the Junior Firefighter Academy and was certified as an Emergency Medical Technician, along with state leaders for FBLA, DECA and Key Club. We’re confident that this year’s class represents the values the Boettcher family sought to encourage.”

Denver, has more than 5o0 members. The group sponsors social events for members to make new friends and have fun with people who have shared life experiences. Members live in the Denver metro area and surrounding communities. Members are encouraged to visit different links to find the best fit for their interests. Contact Dorothy at 303-794-7547 or Les at 303-797-1209, or go to www.widowedamerica.org.


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IN THEIR BUSINESS Assisted-stretching studio opens A new studio in Parker will introduce people of all ages and fitness levels to deep stretching and its benefits. StretchLab Parker, which opened April 25, is owned and operated by Luke Jacobson. A local engineer, weekend warrior and habitual inventor, Jacobson wanted to combine his passion for helping others with his lifelong enjoyment of physical wellness, a news release said. StretchLab services include a 25-minute stretch that concentrates on the client’s stretching needs, and a 50-minute head-to-toe deep stretch that addresses all major muscle groups. In addition to one-on-one stretching services, a smallformat group stretch is available. StretchLab Parker is at 10841 S. Crossroads Drive, Suite 6.Hours are 6

a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, go to www. StretchLab.com or call 720-909-8520. goPuff launches delivery service A Philadelphia-based convenience retailer has launched its delivery service in Littleton. goPuff ’s location in Littleton is the company’s first in Arapahoe County and sixth in the state, according to a news release. goPuff stocks more than 2,000 products in centrally located warehouses in each city where it operates to bring products directly to the customer in the moments they need them most. All orders are accessible through the goPuff mobile app (iOS and Android) or goPuff.com. Users enter their address and scroll through a wide range

of products across numerous categories. Any order can be delivered for a flat $1.95 delivery fee. To celebrate goPuff ’s entrance into Littleton, all customers who sign up for an account and place their first order of at least $9 by May 12 can add a complimentary pint of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream to their cart (a coupon will be applied automatically at checkout once the order minimum is met). Co-founded in 2013 by Rafael Ilishayev and Yakir Gola, two Drexel University undergraduates, goPuff began by delivering 50 basic products before pivoting the company to a full convenience store and alcohol delivery service in 2014. Today, the brand operates in more than 75 major U.S. markets. Go to www.gopuff.com for more information.

Ent Credit Union opens in Sterling Ranch Ent Credit Union continues its growth along the state’s Front Range with the opening of its first branch in northwest Douglas County and sixth in the county. The 1,000-square-foot branch at 8155 Piney River Ave., Suite 1100-B, is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. “We’re committed to helping our members live better financial lives,” Matt Gendron, Ent’s chief engagement officer, said in the release. “To do that, we focus on delivering exceptional service, convenience, and financial education and advice — in addition to competitive pricing and financial rewards.”

More children allowed in home day cares in Arapahoe County Building code update improves access to in-home child care STAFF REPORT

In-home day care centers now may have up to 12 children, according to changes made to the Arapahoe County Residential Building Code

and adopted by the board of county commissioners, said a news release from the county. The changes better align with state standards and improve access to in-home child care providers, the release said. State licensure allows up to 12 children, but the previous code allowed up to five children for in-home providers, before fire suppression modifications to the home were required, the release said. “There’s such a great need in our

community for quality daycare options,” Commissioner Jeff Baker, chair of the board, said in the release. “This change in our building code will allow for more families to take advantage of affordable and safe child care and ensure the success of small businesses.” Under the new regulations, inhome childcare providers must have specific means of egress, including two exits, fenced yards, specific locks and latches for exits.

Providers are required to maintain third-party monitoring of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, a technology advancement that alerts emergency services so daycare staff can focus on life-safety in the event of an emergency. “Staff collaborated with multiple agencies and providers to find safe solutions for the gap that existed between state and county regulations,” SEE DAYCARE, P23

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HOW TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE Editor’s note: How to Make a Difference listings are published free, on a spaceavailable basis. Listings are submitted by the community; to submit a listing, or to change or delete an existing listing, contact hharden@coloradocommunitymedia.com. Deadline is noon Wednesday a week before publication. GraceFull Community Café: Provides a place in Littleton where people of all backgrounds can gather, eat well and be inspired to give back. Cafe is open for breakfast and lunch, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. A partner of the GraceFull Foundation. Need: Opportunities for food preparation, guest service, cleaning and dishwashing. Location: 5610 Curtice St., Littleton Contact: Sign up for volunteer opportunities at http://gracefullcafe.com/volunteer/ Habitat ReStore: Nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers. Need: Volunteers for Wheat Ridge, Denver or Littleton Habitat ReStores, helping with the cash register, dock and warehouse floor Contact: 303-996-5468, email Alice Goble at Alice@habitatmetrodenver.org Highlands Ranch Community Association: Works with Therapeutic Recreation Program and Special Olympics. Need: Volunteers to help teach classes, coach Special Olympics, provide athletes support during Special Olympics practices, assist with special events, and help participats succeed in the therapeutic recreation program. Contact: Summer Aden, 303-471-7043 or www.hrcaonline.org/tr

Hospice at Home Need: Volunteers help patients and their families with respite care, videotaping, massage and other tasks. Home study training is available. Contact: 303-698-6404 Integrated Family Community Services: provides basic human services and enrichment programs to low-income people in Arapahoe and Douglas counties. Need: Volunteers to assist serving clients in the food and clothing bank. Need: Volunteers to assist in the front office greeting clients, answering phones, verify client eligibility, completing food/clothing orders and assist where needed. Need: Volunteers to assist in IFCS enrichment events including Mother’s Day, Ready, Set, School! and Thanksgiving and Holiday programs. Need: Volunteers to assist in IFCS fundraising events including Nibbles and Sips event, Puttin’ for a Purpose event (mini golf); Booa-thon event (bowling) Requirement: All levels of experience are welcome; training and support provided. Contact: Kendrab@ifsc.org or call 303-7890501.

Literacy Coalition of Colorado: Volunteer to support literacy in MetroDenver and impact state-wide literacy programs. Need: Volunteer for special projects, training classes or provide clerical and administrative support. Volunteer for a few hours a week or occasionally as needed. Contact: literacyvolunteercolorado@gmail. com or 720-251-3141. Go to Literacycolorado. org to volunteer for literacy providers nearest you. Lone Tree Police Department Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS): Provides assistance within the Police Department in both Administrative and Patrol functions. Need: Volunteers are needed to assist with many areas within the Police Department to include patrol functions, fingerprinting, and fleet maintenance. Requirements: Must attend the Lone Tree Police Department Citizen’s Police Academy, and submit to a background check. Additional training is provided based on area of interest. Patrol volunteers must commit to a minimum monthly hour requirement. Contact: Tim.Beals@cityoflonetree.com or 720-509-1159.

The Learning Source, nonprofit resource for adult education classes and family literacy Need: volunteers in Aurora, Centennial, Denver and Thornton. Join the volunteer pool of more than 130 individuals to help tutor adult students. Volunteer tutors help with one-on-one instruction or small group work. Contact: debby@thelearningsource.org. Learn more at TheLearningSource.org or call 303-922-4683.

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Bryan Weimer, director of public works and development, said in the release. “The code amendment is a win for our agencies and residents to find more child care options

Lutheran Family Services: Cultural Mentoring Program: We welcome refugee families and help them adjust to their new home. Need: People who can commit to working with refugees on skills for self-sufficiency and helping them learn about their new home. Requirements: Must be 18 or older (although children of volunteers are welcome to participate). One-hour training and orientation required. Contact: David Cornish, 303-225-0199 or david.cornish@lfsrm.org; go to www.lfsrm. org. Meals on Wheels: Delivers meals to residents in south metro Denver, including Littleton, western Centennial, Englewood, and parts of Jefferson County. Need: Regular and substitute drivers, kitchen and office volunteers. Requirements: Drivers must be 18 or older and background check is required. Contact: Complete application online at http://tlcmealsonwheels.org/apply/. SEE VOLUNTEERS, P25

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The Bible Speaks – Israel

Last Tuesday, May 14, was the 71st anniversary of the founding of the modern state of Israel in 1948. Today’s Israel is the tangible proof of God’s promise that the nation of Israel will always exist (Jer 31:35-37). He has returned them to their ancient land, kept them through several wars & is now providing for their success politically, economically & culturally. Many civilizations have tried to destroy the Jewish people over the centuries. Among them are the Assyrians, Babylonians, Romans, Crusaders, Nazis & the Soviet Union. None exist today yet Israel does. All have failed, as will the current attempts by Israel’s Arab neighbors. In Isaiah 43:19 God says “See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?” Yes Lord we do, in Israel your people, your nation. hfsmail@basicisp.net

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THINGS to DO

Castle Pines

Chip in for Kidz: Friday, May 24 at The Ridge at Castle Pines Golf Course, 1414 Castle Pines Parkway. Proceeds benefit veteran families, Colorado youth and disadvantaged kids across the Front Range. Sponsorships available. Learn more at www.4kidzsports.org or call 720-436-4026.

Castle Rock

Aerial MAYhem: 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. May 17 at AerialWorks Castle Rock, 1050 Topeka Way. An aerial variety show with aerialists on silks, trapeze, hoop, and more. Tickets at www.aerialworkscastlerock. com. Princess Tea Party: 3-6 p.m. May 18 in the east courtyard at the Outlets at Castle Rock, 5050 Factory Shops Blvd., Castle Rock. Come dressed in your favorite princess attire for a special meet and greet and photo opportunity with five surprise princesses and a prince. Go to https://www. outletsatcastlerock.com/event/ Princess-Tea-Party/2145525306/ Boozers, Brothels and Bare Knuckle Brawlers: 10 a.m. to noon May 18 at Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock. A look at the early days of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show. Presented by Kellen Cutsforth. Go to http:/crcgs.org or http://events. r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=sowkzelab&oeidk= a07efqhm5ky07f86435.

An Immigrant in the Sanctuary: When Faith and Politics Collide: 6-7 p.m. May 19 at Castle Rock Adventist Hospital, Ridgeline Conference Room. Group discussion about illegal immigration. Features a filmed interview with Rev. Mike Moran whose church offered sanctuary to Arturo Hernandez Garcia in a church basement. Contact Roy Koerner at 303-814-0142 or roykoerner@ msn.com. Tri The Rock Youth Triathlon: 6:30 a.m. to noon May 19 at Butterfield Crossing Park, 3952 Butterfield Crossing Drive, Castle Rock. For ages 5-14. Go to https:// events.com/r/en_US/registration/ tri-the-rock-youth-triathloncastle-rock-may-749421

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this week’s TOP FIVE Littleton Symphony Season Finale: Music from Eastern Europe: 7:30 p.m. May 17 at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton. Featuring guest conductor Guenther Stegmueller from Heidelberg. Go to www.littletonsymphony.org or call 303-933-6824. Improv Survivor: 8 p.m. May 18 at The Studio at Mainstreet, 19600 Mainstreet, Parker. Eight improvisers compete for your laughs and applause; the audience votes improvisers out until only one is crowned survivor. Go to https://www.eventbrite. com/e/the-parker-players-present-improv-survivor-tickets-59004284403. Continental Divide Raceways Exhibit: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 18 at Castle Rock Museum, 420 Elbert St., Castle Rock. See some dragsters up close and personal. A new painting of the Castle Rock Museum by local artist Cindy Welch will be

Centennial

Annual Book Sale and Potluck Luncheon: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 21 at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd., Centennial. Several members will speak about their famous ancestors, as well as some with questionable reputations. Contact info@columbinegenealogy.com.

Englewood

Veterans Memorial Celebration: May 26 at Englewood High School Veterans Memorial, 3800 S. Logan St., Englewood. Memorial pavers for sale; contact Paul at pj2skis@skizinski.com or 303482-6184.

Greenwood Village

Celebrating the Art of Pastels: Pastel Society of Colorado’s Mile High National Pastel Exhibition is on display through June 29 at the Curtis Center for the Arts, 2349 E. Orchard Road, Greenwood Village. Go to www.pastelsocietyofcolorado.org or contact exhibition cochairs Sandy Marvin at sjmarvinart@yahoo.com or Marla Sullivan at marlasullivan@comcast.net.

Highlands Ranch

Estate Planning: 12:30-2 p.m. Saturday, May 18 at the James H. Larue Library, 9292 S. Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch. Leave with a broad understanding of estate planning in Colorado, from wills and trusts to powers of attorney and living wills. Go to https://willsandwellness.com/ rsvp to RSVP. Hooked on Fishing: 10-11:30 a.m. May 18 at Redstone Pond, 3280 Redstone Park Circle, Highlands Ranch. For ages 7-14; adapted for those with special needs. Care-

unveiled at 1 p.m. Go to www.castlerockhistoricalsociety.org. Turkey Vulture Day: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 18 at Castlewood Canyon State Park, 2989 S. Highway 83, Franktown. Go to www. parks.state.co.us/Parks/ castlewoodcanyon/ Pages/CastlewoodCanyonHome.asp. Learn about turkey vultures and see one up close, courtesy of HawkQuest. An Indigenous History of Music in Colorado: 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, May 20 at Southridge Recreation Center, Upstairs Auditorium, 4800 McArthur Ranch Road, Highlands Ranch. Call 720-507-1639 or go to http://thehrhs.org/

giver must be present. Kids learn the basics of fishing, then grab a pole and hit the pond to catch fish. Poles and bait provided. To register, call Summer at 303-4717043. “Hairspray” Auditions: 6:30 p.m. May 22 at Spotlight Performing Arts Center, 6328 E. County Line Road, Ste. 102, Highlands Ranch. Class for ages 6-18; children learn singing, dancing and acting techniques while preparing a musical. Classes on Wednesdays from 6:30-8 p.m. from May to August; performance in August. Go to www.spotlightperformers.com or call 720-44-DANCE. Culture on the Green: 6:30-8 p.m. May 24, June 28 and July 26 at Civic Green Park, 9370 Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch. Pack a picnic and enjoy live entertainment. Go to https:// hrcaonline.org/aboutus/guides-communication/calendar-schedules/event-details/ culture-on-the-green Saturday Classic Car Cruise: 4-9 p.m. Saturdays, May 25, June 22, July 27, Aug. 24 and Sept. 28. Presented by the Highlands Ranch Hot Rodders. Go to www. hrhotrod.com for a map of the cruise route. Contact info@ hrhotrod.com or call Ron at 720201-7007. “Little Mermaid”: Theater classes for ages 3-9; classes from 3:454:30 p.m. Tuesdays or 4-4:45 p.m. Thursdays through August at

Spotlight Performing Arts Center, 6328 E. County Line Road, Ste. 102, Highlands Ranch. Performance in August. Children learn singing, dancing and acting techniques while preparing a musical. Go to www.spotlightperformers. com or call 720-44-DANCE.

Littleton

Pulmonary Hypertension Support Group: noon to 1 p.m. May 17 at South Denver Cardiology Associates, 1000 Southpark Drive, Littleton. Guest speaker is Samy El-Halawani, MD, who will share insights on living with pulmonary arterial hypertension. Registration required. Go to https://www. southdenver.com/eventregistration/?ee=8733 “Sister Act”: on stage Friday, May 17 to Sunday, June 16 at Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main St., Littleton. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; and 2 p.m. Sundays. Additional shows at 2 p.m. June 1 and 6:30 p.m. June 2. For tickets and information, call 303-7942787 x5, stop by the box office, or go to townhallartscenter.org/ sisteract. Birds of Prey Photoshoot: 8-10 a.m. May 18 at Hudson Gardens & Event Center, 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. Private photo shoot with HawkQuest. Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. Registration is required; capacity limited to 50 photographers. Go to http:// hudsongardens.doubleknot.com/ event/birds-of-prey/2451024 ALS Car Show: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18 at Seven Stones Chatfield Botanical Gardens

Cemetery, 9635 N. Rampart Range Road, Littleton. In memory of Domingo Bernal. All proceeds benefit the ALS Association Rocky Mountain Chapter. Call 303-7177117 or email info@discoversevenstones.com. Go to http://www. discoversevenstones.com/ Emma Hill Concert: 5 p.m. May 20 at Dirt Coffee Bar, Littleton. Allages show by Alaskan singer Hill, whose newest LP “Magnesium Dreams” was released May 10. Go to https://www.dirtcoffee.org/ events/2019/5/20/live-musicwith-emma-hill Railroads with Active Minds: 2 p.m. May 20 at Bemis Public Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. Review the rich history of railroads in the United States. Call 303-795-3961. Paint Box Guild Juried Show: on display through May 31 at Bemis Public Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. Go to https://www. paintboxguildlittleton.org/ 57th Anniversary Show: on display through June 16 at Depot Art Gallery, 2069 W. Powers Ave., Littleton. Littleton Fine Arts Guild members’ works. Go to http:// depotartgallery.org/ or call Mary Clark 720-951-5380.

Parker

Live Smart: Healthy Nutrition: 2-3 p.m. May 18 at Parker Library, 20105 E. Mainstreet. Parker. Learn seven principles of healthy nutrition to help you lose fat, improve digestion, increase performance, and more. Presented by Dr. Matt Pennetti. Registration is required at 303-791-7323 or DCL.org. Rocky Mountain Brass Band Festival: 6-9 p.m. Saturday, May 18 at the PACE Center, 20000 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Parker. Features three Colorado British-style brass bands. Purchase tickets at parkerarts.org. Vintage and Vibrant: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 22 at the Parker Arts, Culture and Events Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Drive, Parker. Seniors’ Council of Douglas County event. Seating is limited. To register, contact 303-663-7681, dcseniorlife@douglas.co.us or scdc.colorado@gmail.com. Ms. Colorado Senior America Pageant: 2-4:30 p.m. May 25 at the PACE Center, 20000 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Parker. Tickets available at https://parkerarts.ticketforce.com/eventperformances. asp?evt=774. Editor’s note: Calendar submissions must be received by noon Wednesday for publication the following week. To place a calendar item, go to eventlink. coloradocommunitymedia.com.


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Neighbor Network: Nonprofit that helps older adults stay independent. Serves all of Douglas County. Need: Volunteers to help provide transportation, companionship, handyman and homemaker needs to seniors living in Douglas County. Very flexible. You choose how often you want to serve. Requirements: Must be at least 21 years old and have a valid driver’s license and auto insurance. Contact: Kathryn at 303-814-4300, neighbornetwork@douglas.co.us or dcneighbornetwork.org. Nonprofit Wildlife Group: Works to protect native wildlife in Greenwood Village. Need: Volunteers help protect wildlife. Requirements: Must work two hours per week, schedule flexible. Contact: info@wildearthguardians.org Outreach Uganda: Empowers impoverished people in Uganda, especially women and children, to overcome poverty through income generation, education, training and other holistic endeavors. Need: Volunteers weekly to provide office support with fair trade craft show preparation, mailings and miscellaneous office work. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday. Office located at 9457 S. University Blvd., Suite 410, Highlands Ranch. Contact: Melanie Schnathorst, 303-6838450 or office@outreachuganda.org. Paladin Rescue Alliance: Christian non-

government organization dedicated to rescuing human trafficking victims and building alliances to combat trafficking locally, nationally and internationally. Need: Volunteers to help organize supplies; donations of supplies. All donations are tax-deductible. Needed items include cleansers, skin cream, ointment, disinfectants, dressings, bandages, rolls, sponges, pads, dressing tape, gloves, alcohol pads, asprin, Tylenol. Age Requirement: All ages can participate. Contact: www.paladinrescue.org; Paladin Rescue Alliance, P.O. Box 79, Littleton, CO 80160; 888-327-3063. Parker Senior Center: Provides services to local seniors. Need: Volunteer drivers to take seniors to the center for a hot meal, to appointments, to the grocery store, and more. Contact: Louise West at 303-841-5370. PeopleFirst Hospice: Denver hospice. Need: Volunteers to provide companionship to hospice patients and their families. Contact: Rachel Wang at 303-546-7921 Project CURE: Delivers medical supplies and equipment to developing countries around the world. Need: Groups of 7-15 people to help sort medical supplies; those with medical/ clinical backgrounds to become Sort Team Leaders; truck drivers to help pick up donations (no CDL required). Age Requirements: Ages 15 and older (if a large group of ages 15 and younger is interested, we can try to accommodate different projects). Location: 10377 E. Geddes Ave., Centennial Contact: Kelyn Anker, 303-792-0729 or 720-341-3152; kelynanker@projectcure.org;

www.projectcure.org. Red Cross: Supports the elderly, international causes and social services. Need: Volunteers to provide support Contact: 303-607-4768 or 303-266-7855 Seniors’ Resource Center: Nonprofit onestop shop of community-based services and care designed to keep seniors independent and at home for as long as possible. Need: Drivers to help transport seniors to doctor’s appointments, the grocery store, the hair salon and more. You choose the areas, days and times that work for you. Seniors live in Adams, Arapahoe, Denver and Jefferson counties. Mileage reimbursement and excess auto insurance provided. Drivers may use their own car or one provided by the center. Requirements: Must be able to pass a background check (paid for by the center) and have a good driving record. Contact: Pat Pierson, 303-332-3840 or ppierson@srcaging.org. Go to www.srcaging.org SMARTS! South Metro Arts Center Need: Help with public relations, marketing to public officials, fundraising, and special projects Contact: 303-790-8264 or gdnguy@ comcast.net Spellbinder Storytellers, Douglas County Chapter: Connects the generations through storytelling. Need: Adults to tell stories to children in schools Age Requirement: Must be 50 and older Contact: Denise Rucks, 303-921-8462 or drrucks@me.com. For other chapters, go to http://spellbinders.org/

South Metro Medical Equipment Loan Closet: Loans durable medical supplies to those 18 and older in the South Metro area. Need: Volunteers to help answer phones 2-3 times a month for a day. Calls are taken on your cell phone and you make the appointment at the convenience of you and the client to accept donations or hand out equipment Monday through Friday. Requirement: Must be 18 or older; periodic training provided as needed. Contact: Donna Ralston, 720-443-2013. South Platte Park Need: Help with programs ranging from hikes, overnights, gold panning, sunset canoeing or HawkQuest events Contact: 303-730-1022 Sunset Hospice: Provides end-of-life support. Need: Volunteer training is from 6-10 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesdays; they also meet from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every first and third Saturday Contact: Jami Martin at 303-693-2105 The Right Step Inc.: Therapeutic horseback riding program for children and adults with disabilities. Based in Littleton. Need: Volunteers to help with horses before, during and after lessons, as well as to walk alongside clients as they ride to help keep them securely on their horses. Volunteers also needed to help with administrative tasks and fundraising. Requirements: Volunteers who help with lessons must be at least 14 years old and attend a three-hour training session. Contact: volunteercoordinator@therightstepinc.org or go to www.therightstepinc.org.

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SPORTS Creek girls claim crown

BY JIM BENTON JBENTON@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

Cherry Creek wrapped up another CHSAA girls state tennis championship on May 11, and the Bruins’ doubles depth once again was a key factor. “Doubles matches are very important,” said sophomore Halley Mackiernan. “Doubles is a cool thing to do. It is super fun to play doubles and have a teammate on the court with you and playing together. “Even though it looks like singles matters the most, I feel doubles are so important and it’s great to accomplish what we did.” Creek’s doubles teams won three state titles in the tournament that was shortened to two days because of weather. A fourth Bruins doubles pair were runners-up in the meet at the Gates Tennis Center. Doubles teams won 47 points for Creek, which easily won the tournament with 74 points. Chatfield finished second in the team standings, 31 points behind the Bruins. Machiernan and her partner Anna Fusaris won the No. 1 doubles title with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Hanna Preiss and Julie Scimeca of Fossil Ridge. It was the second straight state championship for Machiernan and Fusaris, who won at No. 2 doubles as freshman last season. “It’s just great knowing your partner so well,” said Fusaris. “I like to know what Halley is going to hit. I know what she can hit and what she can’t so I’m always ready to be there. I know where she is going to serve most of the time.” Kaki Canton and Miranda Kawula won the No. 2 doubles crown and Ella Barclay and Dahlia Rappaport captured the No. 4 doubles title. Oilivia Vreeman and Vivienne Bersin were second at No. 3 doubles. Creek senior Sayuri Garud won the No. 3 singles title and Eliza Hill, the defending No. 2 singles champion,

Results involving south metro teams and individuals from the Class 5A CHSAA girls state tennis tournament held May 10-11 at the Gates Tennis Center: Team scores: Cherry Creek 74, Chatfield 43, Fossil Ridge 33, Fairview 30, Fort Collins 28, Valor Christian 19, Mountain Vista 19, Smoky Hill 17, Lakewood 13, Boulder 10, Monarch 10, Denver East 7, Arapahoe 7, ThunderRidge 4, Regis Jesuit 4, Ralston Valley 3, Legacy 2, Rock Canyon 2, Grandview 2, Poudre 1, Rocky Mountain 1. No. 1 singles: Championship:

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Cherry Creek senior Sayuri Garud downed Lakewood’s Mikaela Haas, 6-2, 6-1, to win the No. 3 singles championship on May 11 at the CHSAA girls state tennis championships held at the Gates Tennis Center. The Bruins won their 36th overall girls state tennis championship and the 22nd in the past 23 seasons. JIM BENTON finished third at No. 1 singles for the Bruins. The team championship was the third straight for Creek who has won 22 of the past 23 state titles. Creek has now won 36 state girls tennis championships.

“Each group is so different,” said Creek girls tennis coach Chris Jacob. “To see them connect and see what they struggle with during the school year whether it is on the court or off SEE TENNIS, P39

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Valerie Negin, Smoky Hill, def. Sophie Pearson, Fairview, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2. Third place: Eliza Hill, Cherry Creek, def. Lily Chitamar, Boulder, 6-1, 6-2. No. 2 singles: Championship: Alexis Bernthal, Fairview def. Christine Jevicky, Chatfield, 6-3, 6-2. Third place: Alyssa Kawakami, Fort Collins, def. Stephanie Untermeyer, Valor Christian, 6-2, 6-1. No. 3 singles: Championship: Sayuri Garud, Cherry Creek, def. Mikaela Haas, Lakewood, 6-2, 6-1. Third place: Natalia Smith, Chatfield, def. Isabella Pacheco, Valor Christian, 7-5, 6-3. No. 1 doubles: Championship: Hailey Mackiernan-Anna Fusaris, Cherry

Creek, def. Hanna Preiss-Julie Scimeca, Fossil Ridge, 6-2, 6-3. Third place: Ashlen Grote-Sammy Bheemireddy, Mountain Vista, def. Tedy Reed-Olivia Santangelo, Chatfield, 6-1, 6-3. No. 2 doubles: Championship: Kaki Canton-Miranda Kawula, Cherry Creek, def. Gabi Sampalo-Lily Osius, Fossil Ridge, 6-1, 6-0. No. 3 doubles: Championship: Wesley Sternberg-Kaitlyn Speer, Chatfield, def. Olivia Vreeman-Vivienne Bersin, Cherry Creek, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2. No. 4 doubles: Championship: Ella Barclay-Dahlia Rappaport, Cherry Creek, def. LoLa Kim-Amy Holland, Mountain Vista, 6-0, 6-1.

irl golfers haven’t had much time to fine-tune their games because of damp spring weather but all the state qualifying regional tournaments were able to be played before the rain and snow started falling last week. Katie Berrian captured medalist honors at OVERTIME the 5A Western Regional and will be one of the players to watch at the 5A State Tournament that will be held May 20-21 at Harmony Golf Club in Timnath. Berrian, a Jim Benton Regis Jesuit junior who lives in Castle Rock and tied for third in last season’s 5A state meet, was 4-under-par over the last six holes she played and fashioned a 4-under-par 67 at the Tiara Rado Golf Course in Grand Junction on May 7. Loveland won the Western regional title and Regis also qualified its team. Defending 5A state champion Emma Bryant of Eaglecrest carded a 2-over-par 74 to take medalist honors at the 5A South Regionals at Foothills Golf Club on May 6. Haena Kim of Highlands Ranch was second with a 75. Defending state champion Cherry Creek won the Southern team title and Highlands Ranch also qualified its team. Arapahoe, led by Ella Chism who tied for second in the individual standings with a 3-over-par 75 along with ThunderRidge’s Lauren Tucker, won the 5A Central Regional team title held at Kennedy Golf Course on May 6. Grandview’s Morgan Ryan, the state runner-up last season, and teammate Amy Chitkoksoong, the 2017 state champion, tied for medalist honors in the 5A Northern Regionals at Aurora Hills with 2-over-par 74s. Rock Canyon won the Northern team championship and Grandview was the other team qualifier in the May 6 regional. Holy Family junior Hailey Schalk, the two-time defending Class 3A state champion, won medalist honors in the Region 3, Class 4A qualifying tournament SEE BENTON, P39


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Rock Canyon knocks off top-seeded Broomfield

Rock Canyon, seeded 16th in the Class 5A girls soccer playoffs, pulled off a big upset in the May 10 second round by eliminating top-seeded Broomfield. Cade Sheahan scored in the 20th minute and the Jaguars (14-3-0) held on to avenge a 3-2 semifinal loss to the Eagles last season and advance into the third round. Quarterfinal matches were scheduled for May 15 with the semifinals set for May 18 at Echo Park Automotive Stadium in Parker. The championship game will be at 7 p.m. May 22 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City. In other second-round 5A games involving area teams, defending 5A state champion and second-seeded eGrandview, which downed Broomfield in last season’s title game, advanced with a 3-1 victory over No. t15 Cherokee Trail. Kacy Johnston, Caylin Lyuenko and Kendra Gipson scored for the Wolves. Arapahoe, the 12th seed, downed No. 5 Cherry Creek, 2-1, in a battle on longtime Centennial League rivals. Emma Purcell and Elsa Edmonds scored for the Warriors, and keeper Grace Cadorette made 11 saves. No. 6 Regis Jesuit lost 3-2 to 11th seeded Columbine in overtime. Several first-round 5A games involving Douglas County teams that were scheduled for May 7 were postponed until May 8 because of the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting. Grandview, Rock Canyon, Cherry Creek, Regis Jesuit and Arapahoe

claimed opening-round wins. Kacy Johnston scored twice and keeper Madison Livingston had to make just one save as second-seeded Grandview notched a dominating 4-0 win over No. 31 Horizon on May 7. Freshman Anna Lantz had two goals in Regis’ 6-0 win over No. 27 Prarie View and Audrey Weiss paced Arapahoe’s 3-0 shutout over No. 21 Northglenn with two goals. Tenth-seeded Fossil Ridge edged No. 23 Valor Christian 1-0 in overtime. It was a cold, rainy evening on May 8 and three of the four Douglas County teams lost. Rock Canyon tied No. 17 Legacy, 1-1, but advanced by winning the shootout, 4-2. Sophomores Riley Morris and Addie Follett scored for Creek in a 2-0 win over No. 28 Legend. Fairview shut out No. 21 Mountain Vista, 2-0 and Cherokee Trail eliminated No. 18 ThunderRidge, 5-1. In a first-round 4A contest, No. 2 Pueblo Centennial blanked No. 31 Littleton, 2-0, on May 8. Lutheran, seeded 17th in the 3A playoffs, had six different players score and notched a 6-1 first-round 3A win over No. 16 DSST:Byers on May 8. Englewood lost 6-0 to Aspen. No. 11 SkyView Academy notched a 6-3 first-round victory over The Vanguard School as two second-half goals sealed the 4-3 halftime lead that the Hawks had established. Both Lutheran and SkyView Academy were shut out in second-round matches on May 11. Top-seeded Colorado Academy blanked Lutheran, 4-0, and No. 6 Aspen eliminated the Hawks, 4-0.

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Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado, 80120, 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.

May 16, 2019

CUMBERED 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.

Date of Deed of Trust June 10, 2005 County of Recording Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust July 07, 2005 Recording Information (Reception No. and/or Book/Page No.) B5100067 Original Principal Amount $144,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $156,137.69

Trust:

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On February 20, 2019, 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.

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PUBLIC NOTICES First Publication: 5/2/2019 Last Publication: 5/30/2019 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: 02/22/2019 Susan K Ryden, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Susan K Ryden, Public Trustee

THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 06/26/2019, at the East Hearing Room, County Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado, 80120, 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.

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.

Original Grantor(s) DAVID BECKER Original Beneficiary(ies) MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR FINANCE OF AMERICA MORTGAGE LLC, ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS Current Holder of Evidence of Debt NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC D/B/A MR. COOPER Date of Deed of Trust September 15, 2017 County of Recording Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust September 19, 2017 Recording Information (Reception No. and/or Book/Page No.) D7106520 Original Principal Amount $274,928.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $270,412.92

Last Publication: 5/23/2019 SUBDIVISION COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, Public Notices callTheSheree 303.566.4088 legals@coloradocommunitymedia.com Name of Publication: Littleton Independent STATE OF COLORADO name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is:

Public Trustees COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 0101-2019

To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On February 22, 2019, 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) SHARON L. JONES Original Beneficiary(ies) MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR LOANDEPOT.COM, LLC, ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS Current Holder of Evidence of Debt NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC D/B/A MR. COOPER Date of Deed of Trust May 03, 2018 County of Recording Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust May 14, 2018 Recording Information (Reception No. and/or Book/Page No.) D8046667 Original Principal Amount $152,623.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $152,238.20

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.

LOTS 41 AND 42, BLOCK 21, JACKSON'S BROADWAY HEIGHTS, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 4125 S DELAWARE ST, ENGLEWOOD, CO 80110.

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, 06/26/2019, at the East Hearing Room, County Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado, 80120, 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: 5/2/2019 Last Publication: 5/30/2019 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: 02/22/2019 Susan K Ryden, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Susan K Ryden, 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 Alison L Berry #34531 David R. Doughty #40042 Nicholas H. Santarelli #46592 Elizabeth S. Marcus #16092 Janeway Law Firm, P.C. 9800 S. Meridian Blvd., Suite 400,

Lynn M. Janeway #15592 Alison L Berry #34531 David R. Doughty #40042 Nicholas H. Santarelli #46592 Elizabeth S. Marcus #16092 Janeway Law Firm, P.C. 9800 S. Meridian Blvd., Suite 400, Englewood, CO 80112 (303) 706-9990 Attorney File # 19-020877

Public Trustees

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 1/2015 Legal Notice NO.: 0101-2019 First Publication: 5/2/2019 Last Publication: 5/30/2019 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 0092-2019 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust:

First Publication: 4/25/2019

LOTS 11 AND 12, BLOCK 21, SHERIDAN

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;

Also known by street and number as: 1800 WEST GIRARD AVENUE, ENGLEWOOD, CO 80110.

Public Trustees

DATE: 02/19/2019 Susan K Ryden, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Susan K Ryden, Public Trustee

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.

Steven Bellanti #48306 Jennifer Cruseturner #44452 Holly Shilliday #24423 Courtney Wright #45482 Erin Croke #46557 Jennifer Rogers #34682 McCarthy & Holthus LLP 7700 E Arapahoe Road, Suite 230, Centennial, CO 80112 (877) 369-6122 Attorney File # CO-19-850847-LL

THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 06/19/2019, at the East Hearing Room, County Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado, 80120, 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.

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 1/2015 0092-2019 EXHIBIT “A” LEGAL DESCRIPTION THE LAND REFERRED TO HEREIN BELOW IS SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO, AND IS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:

Original Grantor(s) Gary J. Dragul Original Beneficiary(ies) JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Date of Deed of Trust February 02, 2017 County of Recording Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust February 07, 2017 Recording Information (Reception No. and/or Book/Page No.) D7015481 Original Principal Amount $3,850,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $3,731,472.89

PLOT 10, CHERRY HILLS ANNEX, TOGETHER WITH THAT PART OF THE VACATED CREST ROAD, FORMERLY SOUTH DEXTER STREET ALSO KNOWN AS FAYETTE ROAD ADJOINING SAID PLOT 10, ON THE EAST BY VACATION ORDINANCE NO. (NOT GIVEN), RECORDED APRIL 14, 1958 IN BOOK 1059 AT PAGE 98, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO.

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.

To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust:

SEE ATTACHED EXHIBIT A LEGAL DESCRIPTION. Also known by street and number as: 10 Cherry Lane Dr, Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113-4234. 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, 06/26/2019, at the East Hearing Room, County Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado, 80120, 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.

Legal Notice NO.: 0092-2019 First Publication: 4/25/2019 Last Publication: 5/23/2019 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 0096-2019

On February 20, 2019, 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) JOSE LUIS RUIZ Original Beneficiary(ies) Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., acting solely as nominee for GREENPOINT MORTGAGE FUNDING, INC. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt US Bank National Association as Trustee for Citigroup Mortgage Loan Trust, Inc. Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates Series 2005-5 Date of Deed of Trust June 10, 2005 County of Recording Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust July 07, 2005 Recording Information (Reception No. and/or Book/Page No.) B5100067 Original Principal Amount $144,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $156,137.69 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.

First Publication: 4/25/2019 Last Publication: 5/23/2019 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent

LOTS 11 AND 12, BLOCK 21, SHERIDAN SUBDIVISION COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO

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;

Also known by street and number as: 1800 WEST GIRARD AVENUE, ENGLEWOOD, CO 80110.

DATE: 02/19/2019 Susan K Ryden, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado

NOTICE OF SALE

The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is:

On February 19, 2019, 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.

THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN.

Public Trustees

THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST.

THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST.

First Publication: 4/25/2019 Last Publication: 5/23/2019 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: 02/20/2019 Susan K Ryden, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Susan K Ryden, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: Joseph D. DeGiorgio #45557 Nichole Williams #49611 Monica Kadrmas #34904 Randall Chin #31149 Weldon Phillips #31827 Barrett, Frappier & Weisserman, LLP 1199 Bannock Street, Denver, CO 80204 (303) 350-3711 Attorney File # 00000008164964 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 1/2015 Legal Notice NO.: 0096-2019 First Publication: 4/25/2019 Last Publication: 5/23/2019 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 0097-2019 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On February 20, 2019, 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) DAVID BECKER Original Beneficiary(ies) MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR FINANCE OF AMERICA MORTGAGE LLC, ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS Current Holder of Evidence of Debt NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC D/B/A MR. COOPER Date of Deed of Trust September 15, 2017 County of Recording Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust September 19, 2017 Recording Information (Reception No. and/or Book/Page No.) D7106520 Original Principal Amount $274,928.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $270,412.92 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

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.

Public Trustees

THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT 9, BLOCK 2, ROSE GARDENS SUBDIVISION, AMENDED PLAT, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO A.P.N.: 207705404009 Also known by street and number as: 4182 S ELIOT STREET, ENGLEWOOD, CO 80110.

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, 06/19/2019, at the East Hearing Room, County Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado, 80120, 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: 4/25/2019 Last Publication: 5/23/2019 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: 02/20/2019 Susan K Ryden, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Susan K Ryden, 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 Alison L Berry #34531 David R. Doughty #40042 Nicholas H. Santarelli #46592 Elizabeth S. Marcus #16092 Janeway Law Firm, P.C. 9800 S. Meridian Blvd., Suite 400, Englewood, CO 80112 (303) 706-9990 Attorney File # 19-020834

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 1/2015 Legal Notice NO.: 0097-2019 First Publication: 4/25/2019 Last Publication: 5/23/2019 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 0102-2019

To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On February 22, 2019, 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) Valerie Manzanares Original Beneficiary(ies) Mortgage Electronic Registration systems, Inc., as nominee for U.S. Bank N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt U.S. Bank National Association Date of Deed of Trust July 08, 2009

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below to be recorded in the County of Arapahoe records.

Original Grantor(s) Valerie Manzanares Original Beneficiary(ies) Mortgage Electronic Registration systems, Inc., as nominee for U.S. Bank N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt U.S. Bank National Association Date of Deed of Trust July 08, 2009 County of Recording Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust July 10, 2009 Recording Information (Reception No. and/or Book/Page No.) B9075329 Original Principal Amount $213,560.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $180,728.00

Public Trustees

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.

LOT 7, BLOCK 7, 2ND AMENDED PLAT OF CENTENNIAL ACRES, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 3338 West Belmont Ave, 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, 06/26/2019, at the East Hearing Room, County Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado, 80120, 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: 5/2/2019 Last Publication: 5/30/2019 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: 02/22/2019 Susan K Ryden, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Susan K Ryden, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: Steven Bellanti #48306 Jennifer Cruseturner #44452 Holly Shilliday #24423 Courtney Wright #45482 Erin Croke #46557 Jennifer Rogers #34682 McCarthy & Holthus LLP 7700 E Arapahoe Road, Suite 230, Centennial, CO 80112 (877) 369-6122 Attorney File # CO-19-852125-LL 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 1/2015 Legal Notice NO.: 0102-2019 First Publication: 5/2/2019 Last Publication: 5/30/2019 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 0116-2019

To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On February 27, 2019, 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) Brian Brito Original Beneficiary(ies) Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust December 19, 2008 County of Recording Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust February 10, 2009 Recording Information (Reception No. and/or Book/Page No.) B9012474 Original Principal Amount $177,655.00 Outstanding Principal Balance

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust December 19, 2008 County of Recording Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust February 10, 2009 Recording Information (Reception No. and/or Book/Page No.) B9012474 Original Principal Amount $177,655.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $135,881.66

Public Trustees

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. LOT 1, BLOCK 13, COLUMBINE LAKES TOWNHOUSES PHASE III, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO.

Recording Date of Deed of Trust June 05, 2017 Recording Information (Reception No. and/or Book/Page No.) D7062050 Original Principal Amount $496,835.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $487,448.72

Public Trustees

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.

LOT 11 AND 12, BLOCK 3, BEL-VUE HEIGHTS WEST FILING NO. 1, LESS AND EXCEPT THAT PORTION CONVEYED ON JUNE 20, 1994 IN BOOK 7600 AT PAGE 313, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO.

Also known by street and number as: 8018 S COLUMBINE COURT, CENTENNIAL, CO 80122.

APN #: 2077-28-4-05-019

THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST.

THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST.

NOTICE OF SALE

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 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, 06/26/2019, at the East Hearing Room, County Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado, 80120, 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.

THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 07/03/2019, at the East Hearing Room, County Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado, 80120, 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: 5/2/2019 Last Publication: 5/30/2019 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent

First Publication: 5/9/2019 Last Publication: 6/6/2019 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;

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: 02/27/2019 Susan K Ryden, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Susan K Ryden, Public Trustee

DATE: 03/08/2019 Susan K Ryden, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Susan K Ryden, Public Trustee

The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is:

The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is:

Steven Bellanti #48306 Jennifer Cruseturner #44452 Holly Shilliday #24423 Courtney Wright #45482 Erin Croke #46557 Jennifer Rogers #34682 McCarthy & Holthus LLP 7700 E Arapahoe Road, Suite 230, Centennial, CO 80112 (877) 369-6122 Attorney File # CO-19-851377-LL

Lynn M. Janeway #15592 Alison L Berry #34531 David R. Doughty #40042 Nicholas H. Santarelli #46592 Elizabeth S. Marcus #16092 Janeway Law Firm, P.C. 9800 S. Meridian Blvd., Suite 400, Englewood, CO 80112 (303) 706-9990 Attorney File # 19-020990

Legal Notice NO.: 0116-2019 First Publication: 5/2/2019 Last Publication: 5/30/2019 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 0137-2019 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On March 8, 2019, 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) ADAN IBARRA-RAMOS AND LAUREN IBARRA-RAMOS Original Beneficiary(ies) MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR UNIVERSAL AMERICAN MORTGAGE COMPANY, LLC, ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS Current Holder of Evidence of Debt FREEDOM MORTGAGE CORPORATION Date of Deed of Trust June 02, 2017 County of Recording Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust June 05, 2017 Recording Information (Reception No. and/or Book/Page No.) D7062050 Original Principal Amount $496,835.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $487,448.72 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

THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT 97, HIGHLAND VIEW, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO.

Also known by street and number as: 1272 W GEDDES AVE, LITTLETON, CO 80120.

©Public Trustees' Association of Colorado Revised 1/2015

Public Trustees

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.

Also known by street and number as: 4635 West Ponds Circle, Littleton, CO 80123.

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.

(Reception No. and/or Book/Page No.) D7049147 Original Principal Amount $247,435.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $242,372.68

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 1/2015 Legal Notice No.: 0137-2019 First Publication: 5/9/2019 Last Publication: 6/6/2019 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 0140-2019 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On March 8, 2019, 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) AUBREY HERRING Original Beneficiary(ies) MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR CMG MORTGAGE, INC DBA CMG FINANCIAL Current Holder of Evidence of Debt LAKEVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC Date of Deed of Trust April 27, 2017 County of Recording Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust May 01, 2017 Recording Information (Reception No. and/or Book/Page No.) D7049147 Original Principal Amount $247,435.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $242,372.68 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

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, 07/03/2019, at the East Hearing Room, County Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado, 80120, 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: 5/9/2019 Last Publication: 6/6/2019 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: 03/08/2019 Susan K Ryden, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Susan K Ryden, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: Joseph D. DeGiorgio #45557 Nichole Williams #49611 Monica Kadrmas #34904 Randall Chin #31149 Weldon Phillips #31827 Barrett, Frappier & Weisserman, LLP 1199 Bannock Street, Denver, CO 80204 (303) 350-3711 Attorney File # 00000008200503 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 1/2015 Legal Notice No.: 0140-2019 First Publication: 5/9/2019 Last Publication: 6/6/2019 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 0084-2019 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On February 15, 2019, 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) Meredith M. Pechek Original Beneficiary(ies) Vectra Bank Colorado, National Association Current Holder of Evidence of Debt Zions Bancorporation, N.A., dba Vectra Bank Date of Deed of Trust September 17, 2014 County of Recording Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust September 22, 2014 Recording Information (Reception No. and/or Book/Page No.) D4087511 Original Principal Amount $91,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $91,340.00 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. Condominium Unit Number 224, ASPEN G R O V E C O N D O M I N I U M S ( F O R M E R LY KNOWN AS WOLHURST CONDOMINIUMS) in accordance with the Condominium Map recorded on April 19, 1985 in Book 83 at Page 1 in the office of the Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder, and the Amended and Re-

ence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof.

May 16, 2019M

THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN.

Condominium Unit Number 224, ASPEN GROVE CONDOMINIUMS (FORMERLY KNOWN AS WOLHURST CONDOMINIUMS) in accordance with the Condominium Map recorded on April 19, 1985 in Book 83 at Page 1 in the office of the Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder, and the Amended and Restated Declaration recorded on January 4, 2005 at Reception No. B5001453, County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado

Public Trustees

Also known by street and number as: 7132 South Bryant Street, Unit 224, 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, 06/19/2019, at the East Hearing Room, County Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado, 80120, 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: 4/25/2019 Last Publication: 5/23/2019 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: 02/15/2019 Susan K Ryden, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Susan K Ryden, Public Trustee

The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: Scott A. McGath #15151 Jason P. Rietz #32660 Overturf McGath & Hull & P.C. 625 E. 16th Ave., Suite 100, Denver, CO 80203 (303) 860-2848 Attorney File # 7757

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. Legal Notice No.: 0084-2019 First Publication: 4/25/2019 Last Publication: 5/23/2019 Name of Publication Littleton Independent

City and County Public Notice CITY OF CENTENNIAL NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING CONCERNING THE ELIGIBILITY OF CERTAIN PROPERTY FOR ANNEXATION KNOWN AS THE INOVA III ANNEXATION

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to C.R.S. § 31-12-108(2), that the City Council of the City of Centennial will hold a public hearing on Monday, the 3rd day of June 2019 at 7:00 PM (or as soon thereafter as the meeting agenda permits) to consider whether the property generally known as the “INOVA III Annexation,” and more particularly described in Resolution No. 2019-R-18 dated April 15, 2019 (the “Substantial Compliance Resolution”), which property consists of a total of approximately 49.396 acres and includes portions of East Easter Avenue and South Lima Street public rightsof-way as more particularly described in a petition for annexation (the “Subject Property”), meets the applicable requirements of Section 30 of Article II of the Colorado Constitution and C.R.S. § 31-12-104 and C.R.S. § 31-12-105, and is eligible for annexation to the City of Centennial. Copies of the Petition for Annexation concerning the Subject Property and the corresponding annexation map are on file at the City of Centennial City Clerk’s office, 13313 E. Arapahoe Road, Centennial, CO 80112.

All interested persons will be given an opportunity to be heard. The hearing will be held in the Centennial Civic Center, 13313 E. Arapahoe Road, Centennial, CO 80112 at the above date and time. Further information concerning this matter may be obtained by calling the City of Centennial Community Development Department at 303-754-3378. A copy of the Substantial Compliance Resolution is published in full below. /s/ Barbara Setterlind, MMC, City Clerk Legal Notice No.: 80001 First Publication: May 9, 2019 Last Publication: May 23, 2019 Publisher: Littleton Independent and Centennial Citizen Independent

Littleton 5.16.19 * 2


als for the 2019 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Project in Centennial. The project is located within the City of Centennial, Colorado and includes, but is not limited to:

May 16, 2019 City and County Public Notice SUPPLEMENTAL TO THE MARCH 29 2019 NOTICE AND ORDER OF DEMOLITION RE: 7874 S Windermere Cir Littleton CO 80120, Lot 18 Blk 3 Southbridge 4th Flg Ex M/R

On March 19, 2019, the single family residential structure located at 7874 S Windermere Cir Littleton CO 80120, was posted as a dangerous building due to the extensive fire damage that occurred on that date. Listed below are the pertinent code sections and the required action to bring the property into compliance:

CODE AND VIOLATION: Pursuant to section 302 of the 1997 Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings (UCADB) as adopted by the City of Littleton Code Section 4-1-1(I), any building or structure which has the following conditions or defects hereinafter described shall be deemed to be a dangerous building, provided that such conditions or defects exist to the extent that the life, health, property or safety of the public or its occupants are endangered. The following conditions exist at this property:

• Section 302 (4) Whenever any portion thereof has been damaged by fire, earthquake, wind, flood or by any other cause, to such an extent that the structural strength or stability thereof is materially less than it was before such catastrophe and is less than the minimum requirements of the Building Code for new buildings of similar structure, purpose or location.

• Section 302 (12) Whenever the building or structure has been so damaged by fire, earthquake, wind, flood or has become so dilapidated or deteriorated as to become (i) an attractive nuisance to children; (ii) a harbor for vagrants, criminals or immoral persons: or as to (iii) enable persons to resort thereto for the purpose of committing unlawful or immoral acts.

• Section 302 (15) Whenever a building or structure, used or intended to be used for dwelling purposes, because of the inadequate maintenance, dilapidation, decay, damage, faulty construction or arrangement, inadequate light, air or sanitation facilities, or otherwise, is determined by the health officer to be unsanitary, unfit for human habitation or in such a condition that is likely to cause sickness or disease. • Section 302 (17) Whenever any building or structure is in such a condition as to constitute a public nuisance known to the common law or in equity jurisprudence.

REQUIRED ACTION: Pursuant to section 401.1 of the UCAD, the building official has inspected or caused to be inspected and has found and determined that the building at 7874 S Windermere Cir is a dangerous building, and shall be demolished. The demolition process must commence within ten days of the date of this letter or by April 8, 2019; all required permits must be in place and the demolition completed within 30 days of the date of this letter or by April 29, 2019. FAILURE TO COMPLY SHALL CAUSE THE CITY OF LITTLETON TO DEMOLISH THE STRUCTURE AND CHARGE THE COSTS AGAINST THE PROPERTY AND ALL OWNERS.

Section 501 of the UCADB allows an appeal if filed within 30 days from the date of service (service was March 29, 2019), of this Notice and Order by filing a written appeal at the City of Littleton Building and Code Enforcement Divisions. FAILURE TO APPEAL WILL CONSTITUTE A WAIVER OF ALL RIGHT TO AN ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING AND DETERMINATION OF THE MATTER.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. If you have questions please call (303) 795-3831 or email rthompson@littletongov.org Thank you, Rebecca Thompson Rebecca Thompson Code Enforcement Supervisor Legal Notice No.: 522917 First Publication: May 9, 2019 Last Publication: May 30, 2019 Publisher: Littleton Independent

Bids and Settlements Public Notice SOUTH ARAPAHOE SANITATION DISTRICT C/O KENNEDY JENKS CONSULTANTS 165 S. Union Blvd, Suite 570 Lakewood, CO 80228 Phone 303-985-3636 Fax 303-985-3800 INVITATION TO BID

Notice is hereby given that South Arapahoe Sanitation District will accept sealed bid proposals for the 2019 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Project in Centennial. The project is located within the City of Centennial, Colorado and includes, but is not limited to:

10,979 linear feet of 8-inch CIPP rehabilitation, remove 176 steel steps, install 3 marker posts, repair 1 manhole invert, install 38 vertical feet of manhole liner, install inside drop to 2 existing manholes, grout brick risers in 5 manholes, and coordination with the Owner, all as described in the Contract Documents.

10,979 linear feet of 8-inch CIPP rehabilitation, remove 176 steel steps, install 3 marker posts, repair 1 manhole invert, install 38 vertical feet of manhole liner, install inside drop to 2 existing manholes, grout brick risers in 5 manholes, and coordination with the Owner, all as described in the Contract Documents.

Bids and Settlements

Sealed Competitive Bids will be accepted until 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 6, 2019, at the office of Kennedy Jenks Consultants, 165 S. Union Blvd, Suite 570, Lakewood, Colorado 80228. An abstract of the amounts of the base Bids and alternates (if any) will be made available to the Bidders after the Bids have been opened. Proposals shall be submitted in a sealed envelope marked “SOUTH ARAPAHOE SANITATION DISTRICT: 2019 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM PROJECT”. Bids may not be withdrawn for a period of sixty (60) days after said closing time. Bid packages will be available electronically starting on May 9, 2019 at www.questcdn.com under Login for a $15.00 charge. The user will be directed to enter a project code of #6325412. Contact QuestCDN.com at 952-233-1632 or info@questcdn.com for assistance in membership registration and downloading this digital project information. The Bidder to whom a contract is awarded will be required to furnish “Performance and Maintenance” and “Labor and Material Payment” bonds to the District. The “Performance and Maintenance” and “Labor and Material Payment” bonds shall be furnished in the amount of 100 percent of the contract, in conformity with the requirements of the Contract Documents. The District reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, or to accept that proposal or combination of proposals, if any, which in its sole and absolute judgment, will under all circumstances best serve the District’s interest. No proposal will be accepted from any firm, person, or corporation, who is a defaulter as to surety or otherwise, or is deemed incompetent, irresponsible, or unreliable by the District Board of Directors. No bids will be considered which are received after the time indicated above, and any bids so received after the scheduled closing time shall be returned to the bidder unopened. Legal Notice No.: 522912 First Publication: May 9, 2019 Last Publication: May 16, 2019 Publisher: Littleton Independent

Summons and Sheriff Sales Public Notice DISTRICT COURT, ARAPAHOE COUNTY, COLORADO Case No.: 2018CV32707 COMBINED NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL PROPERTY

The Sheriff’s sale has been scheduled to occur at 10:00 a.m. on June 20, 2019 at 13101 E. Broncos Pkwy., Centennial, CO 80112. **BIDDERS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE CASH OR CERTIFIED FUNDS SUFFICIENT TO COVER THEIR HIGHEST BID AT TIME OF SALE. **

Summons and Sheriff Sales

All telephone inquiries for information should be directed to the office of the undersigned Sheriff at 720-874-3933. The name, address and telephone number of the attorney representing the legal owner of the above described lien is: Tammy M. Alcock, Esq. Alcock Law Group, PC 19751 E Mainstreet, Suite 225 Parker, CO 80138 Dated: March 19, 2019 Tyler S. Brown, Sheriff Arapahoe County, Colorado By: Sgt. Trent Steffa, Deputy Sheriff Legal Notice No.: 522804 First Publication: April 25, 2019 Last Publication: May 23, 2019 Published In: Littleton Independent, 750 W. Hampden Ave., Suite 225, Englewood, Colorado 80110 Public Notice DISTRICT COURT, ARAPAHOE COUNTY, STATE OF COLORADO Case No.: 2018CV032740 Division: 202 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE Plaintiff: CHARLESTON PLACE ASSOCIATION, INC., a Colorado nonprofit corporation v. Defendants: TERESA A. DE LUNA-ROMERO; Regarding: UNIT 3, BUILDING 25, CHARLESTON PLACE CONDOMINIUMS ACCORDING TO THE MAP THEREOF RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK AND RECORDER OF ARAPAHOE COUNTY MAY 8, 1978 IN BOOK 34 AT PAGE 47 AND ACCORDING TO THE DECLARATION OF COVENANTS, CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS FOR CHARLESTON PLACE RECORDED MAY 10, 1978 IN BOOK 2773 AT PAGE 196, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known and numbered as: 14006 E Utah Cir. Aurora, CO 80012-5627 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 Unit of Sheriff's Office of Arapahoe County, Colorado at 10:00 A.M., on the 27th day of June, 2019, at 13101 E. Broncos Pkwy, Centennial, CO 80112; phone number (720)874-3935. 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.

Plaintiff: TOPAZ AT THE MALL II CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., a Colorado non-profit corporation

**BIDDERS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE CASH OR CERTIFIED FUNDS SUFFICIENT TO COVER THEIR HIGHEST BID AT TIME OF SALE. **

Defendant: RAOUL TSCHERK MANCHO; FREEDOM MORTGAGE CORP.; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.; SU RYDEN, Arapahoe County Public Trustee

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 Unit of the Sheriff’s Office of Arapahoe County, Colorado.

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: RE: Sheriff’s Sale of Real Property pursuant to Order on Verified Motion for Default Judgment and Decree of Foreclosure and §38-38-101 et seq., C.R.S.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LIEN BEING FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN ON THE SUBJECT PROPERTY.

This is to advise you that a Sheriff’s sale proceeding has been commenced through the office of the undersigned Sheriff pursuant to the Order on Verified Motion For Default Judgment and Decree of Foreclosure issued by the Arapahoe County District Court case number 2018CV32707 captioned TOPAZ AT THE MALL II CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC. v. RAOUL TSCHERK MANCHO et al, dated February 7, 2019, and §38-38-101 et seq., C.R.S., by TOPAZ AT THE MALL II CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., the current holder and owner of a statutory lien against the real property located in the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado. The foreclosure is based on Condominium Declaration for Topaz at the Mall II Condominiums recorded on 6/30/83 at Reception #2295020 which establishes a lien for the benefit of TOPAZ AT THE MALL II CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC. (“Declaration”) WHICH LIEN BEING FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN ON THE SUBJECT PROPERTY AND IMPROVEMENTS legally described as follows, to wit: Condominium Unit 22, Building T, Topaz at the Mall II Condominiums, according to the Condominium Plat thereof recorded October 28, 1983 in Book 69 at Page 15 and according and subject to the Condominium Declaration therefore recorded June 30, 1983 in Book 3901 at Page 196 and Supplement thereto recorded September 2, 1983 in Book 3959 at Page 127, County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado also known as 185 S Sable Blvd #T22, Aurora CO 80012. The Sheriff’s sale has been scheduled to occur at 10:00 a.m. on June 20, 2019 at 13101 E. Broncos Pkwy., Centennial, CO 80112. **BIDDERS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE CASH OR CERTIFIED FUNDS SUFFICIENT TO COVER THEIR HIGHEST BID AT TIME OF SALE. ** All telephone inquiries for information should be directed to the office of the undersigned Sheriff at 720-874-3933. The name, address and tele-

Name: Richard W. Johnston, Esq. Address: Tobey & Johnston, P.C. 6855 South Havana Street, Suite 275 Centennial, CO 80112-3813 Phone Number: (303) 799-8600 Fax Number: (303) 799-6977 E-mail: rjohnston@tobeyjohnston.com Atty. Reg. #: 19823 Case Number: 19CV30975 Div.: 202

Summons and Sheriff Sales SUMMONS THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO TO DEFENDANT(S) NAMED ABOVE:

You are summoned and required to file with the Clerk of this Court an answer or other response to the attached Complaint within twenty-one (21) days after this summons is served on you in the State of Colorado, or within thirty-five (35) days after this summons is served on you outside the State of Colorado, or within sixty-three (63) days after this summons is served upon the United States or one of its agencies. If you fail to file your answer or other response to the Complaint in writing within the applicable time period, judgment by default may be entered against you by the Court for the relief demanded in the Complaint, without any further notice to you. The following documents are also served with this Summons: Complaint in Foreclosure, and District Civil Case Cover Sheet DATE: April ___, 2019 TOBEY & JOHNSTON, P.C. By: /s/* Richard W. Johnston *Original signature on file at the office of Tobey & Johnston, P.C. This summons is issued pursuant to Rule 4, C.R.C.P., as amended. A copy of the Complaint must be served with this Summons. This form should not be used where service by publication is desired. WARNING: A VALID SUMMONS MAY BE ISSUED BY A LAWYER AND IT NEED NOT CONTAIN A COURT CASE NUMBER, THE SIGNATURE OF A COURT OFFICER, OR A COURT SEAL. THE PLAINTIFF HAS 14 DAYS FROM THE DATE THIS SUMMONS WAS SERVED ON YOU TO FILE THE CASE WITH THE COURT. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR CONTACTING THE COURT TO FIND OUT WHETHER THE CASE HAS BEEN FILED AND OBTAIN THE CASE NUMBER. IF TH E PLAINTIFF FILES THE CASE WITHIN THIS TIME, THEN YOU MUST RESPOND AS EXPLAINED IN THIS SUMMONS. IF THE PLAINTIFF FILES MORE THAN 14 DAYS AFTER THE DATE THE SUMMONS WAS SERVED ON YOU, THE CASE MAY BE DISMISSED UPON MOTION AND YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO SEEK ATTORNEY’S FEES FROM THE PLAINITFF.

Court Address: 7325 S. Potomac St. Centennial, CO 80112 Plaintiff(s): QUAIL RUN ASSOCIATION, INC. Defendant(s): FANALIA T. DUPREE; THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-4; HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORATION III; SU RYDEN, ARAPAHOE COUNTY PUBLIC TRUSTEE; AND OCCUPANT(S) Attorney for Plaintiff(s): Name: Richard W. Johnston, Esq. Address: Tobey & Johnston, P.C. 6855 South Havana Street, Suite 275 Centennial, CO 80112-3813 Phone Number: (303) 799-8600 Fax Number: (303) 799-6977 E-mail: rjohnston@tobeyjohnston.com Atty. Reg. #: 19823 Case Number: 19CV30975 Div.: 202 SUMMONS THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE

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Attorney for Plaintiff(s): Name: Richard W. Johnston, Esq. Address: Tobey & Johnston, P.C. 6855 South Havana Street, Suite 275 Centennial, CO 80112-3813 Phone Number: (303) 799-8600 Fax Number: (303) 799-6977 E-mail: rjohnston@tobeyjohnston.com Atty. Reg. #: 19823 Case Number: 19CV30724 Div.: 202 SUMMONS THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO TO DEFENDANT(S) NAMED ABOVE:

You are summoned and required to file with the Clerk of this Court an answer or other response to the attached Complaint within twenty-one (21) days after this summons is served on you in the State of Colorado, or within thirty-five (35) days after this summons is served on you outside the State of Colorado, or within sixty-three (63) days after this summons is served upon the United States or one of its agencies.

If you fail to file your answer or other response to the Complaint in writing within the applicable time period, judgment by default may be entered against you by the Court for the relief demanded in the Complaint, without any further notice to you.

The following documents are also served with this Summons: Complaint in Foreclosure, and District Civil Case Cover Sheet DATE: March __, 2019 TOBEY & JOHNSTON, P.C. By: /s/* Richard W. Johnston

*Original signature on file at the office of Tobey & Johnston, P.C.

This summons is issued pursuant to Rule 4, C.R.C.P., as amended.

A copy of the Complaint must be served with this Summons. This form should not be used where service by publication is desired.

Amended and Adopted by the Court, En Banc, October 10, 2013, effective immediately

Case No. CV 21 736 Dept No. 2 This document contains no Social Security Numbers

COMES NOW, ASHLEY THOMPSON and DAVID THOMPSON, Petitioners herein, THE STATE OF NEVADA sends greetings to Respondent:

DISTRICT COURT, ARAPAHOE COUNTY, COLORADO

Defendant(s): HUSSEIN I. MAALIM; BART POLADKSY; SU RYDEN, ARAPAHOE COUNTY PUBLIC TRUSTEE; AND OCCUPANT(S)

Public Notice

Legal Notice No.: 522929 First Publication: May 16, 2019 Last Publication: June 6, 2019 Publisher: Littleton Independent

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

Public Notice

Plaintiff(s): INNSBRUCK IN AURORA

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Amended and Adopted by the Court, En Banc, October 10, 2013, effective immediately

By: Dep. Robert Bottone, Deputy Sheriff

Legal Notice No.: 522822 First Publication: May 2, 2019 Last Publication: May 30, 2019 Published In: Littleton Independent 750 W. Hampden Ave., Suite 225 Englewood, Colorado, 80110

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WARNING: A VALID SUMMONS MAY BE ISSUED BY A LAWYER AND IT NEED NOT CONTAIN A COURT CASE NUMBER, THE SIGNATURE OF A COURT OFFICER, OR A COURT SEAL. THE PLAINTIFF HAS 14 DAYS FROM THE DATE THIS SUMMONS WAS SERVED ON YOU TO FILE THE CASE WITH THE COURT. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR CONTACTING THE COURT TO FIND OUT WHETHER THE CASE HAS BEEN FILED AND OBTAIN THE CASE NUMBER. IF THE PLAINTIFF FILES THE CASE WITHIN THIS TIME, THEN YOU MUST RESPOND AS EXPLAINED IN THIS SUMMONS. IF THE PLAINTIFF FILES MORE THAN 14 DAYS AFTER THE DATE THE SUMMONS WAS SERVED ON YOU, THE CASE MAY BE DISMISSED UPON MOTION AND YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO SEEK ATTORNEY’S FEES FROM THE PLAINITFF.

IN THE SIXITH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF HUMBOLDT -oOoIN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF JAXAN MICAH PARSONS, SUMMONS DOB 04/21/2013, A Minor child.

DATED in Colorado this 2nd day of April, 2019. Tyler S. Brown Sheriff of Arapahoe County, Colorado

ARAPAHOE COUNTY, COLORADO Court Address: 7325 S. Potomac St. Centennial, CO 80112

DREW PARSONS 7110 Gaylord Street #J5, Centennial, CO 80122 You are hereby summoned and required to serve upon MILLER LAW, INC. and KALE M BROCK, ESQ., Petitioner’s attorney, whose address is 115 West 5th Street, Box 7, Winnemucca, Nevada 89445 and phone number is 775-623-5000, an Answer to the Petition herewith served upon you, within 20 days after service of this summons upon you, exclusive of the day of service. If you fail to do so, judgment by default will be taken against you for the relief in the Petitioners. DATED this 29th day of January, 2019. Tami Rae Spero, CLERK Elisha Formby, DEPUTY CLERK Legal Notice No.: 522893 First Publication: May 2, 2019 Last Publication: May 23, 2019 Publisher: Littleton Independent Public Notice DISTRICT COURT, ARAPAHOE COUNTY, COLORADO Court Address: 7325 S. Potomac St. Centennial, CO 80112 Plaintiff(s): INNSBRUCK IN AURORA Defendant(s): HUSSEIN I. MAALIM; BART POLADKSY; SU RYDEN, ARAPAHOE COUNTY PUBLIC TRUSTEE; AND OCCUPANT(S) Attorney for Plaintiff(s): Name: Richard W. Johnston, Esq. Address: Tobey & Johnston, P.C.

Legal Notice No.: 522874 First Publication: April 25, 2019 Last Publication: May 23, 2019 Publisher: Littleton Independent Public Notice DISTRICT COURT, ARAPAHOE COUNTY, STATE OF COLORADO Court Address: 7325 South Potomac Street Centennial, CO 80112 Court Phone: 303-649-6355

PLAINTIFF: MANCHESTER PLACE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. v. DEFENDANTS: MICHAEL JOHNSON; WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.; STATE OF COLORADO, DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; and SUSAN KAY RYDEN AS PUBLIC TRUSTEE OF ARAPAHOE COUNTY Attorney: Kate M. Leason, Reg No. 41025 Jeffrey B. Smith, Reg No. 40490 Firm: Altitude Community Law P.C. Address: 555 Zang Street, Suite 100 Lakewood, Colorado 80228-1011 Phone Number: 303.432.9999 E-mails: kleason@altitude.law jsmith@altitude.law Our File No.: 9650.0016 Case No.: 2019CV030388: Div: 202 SUMMONS THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE COLORADO TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANTS:

You are hereby summoned and required to appear and defend against the claims of Plaintiff, as set forth in the Complaint filed with the Court in this action, by filing with the Clerk of this Court an Answer or other response. You are required to file your Answer or other response within twenty-one (21) days after service upon you if within the State of Colorado, or within thirty-five (35) days after service upon you if outside the State of Colorado or if served by publication pursuant to C.R.C.P. 4(g). If served by publication, service shall be complete on the day of the last publication. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2410(b), the time for filing an Answer or other response is extended to sixty (60) days for the United States. A copy of the Complaint may be obtained from the Clerk of the Court.

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within twenty-one (21) days after service upon you if within the State of Colorado, or within thirty-five (35) days after service upon you if outside the State of Colorado or if served by publication pursuant to C.R.C.P. 4(g). If served by publication, service shall be complete on the day of the last publication. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2410(b), the time for filing an Answer or other response is extended to sixty (60) days for the United States. A copy of the Complaint may be obtained from the Clerk of the Court.

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If you fail to file your Answer or other response to the Complaint in writing within the time required, judgment by default may be rendered against you by the Court for the relief demanded in the Complaint without further notice. This is an action affecting the real property described in the Complaint and is a proceeding in rem as well as a proceeding in personam. Dated: Respectfully submitted, ALTITUDE COMMUNITY LAW P.C. Original signature of Kate M. Leason is on file with the law offices of Altitude Community Law P.C. pursuant to C.R.C.P. 121, §1-26(7). S/ Kate M. Leason Kate M. Leason, #41025 Jeffrey B. Smith, #40490 555 Zang Street, Suite 100 Lakewood, Colorado 80228-1011 303.432.8999 ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF Manchester Place Homeowners Association, Inc. Address of Plaintiff: Manchester Place Homeowners Association, Inc. c/o Board of Directors 921 S. Dearborn Way Aurora, CO 80112 Legal Notice No.: 522916 First Publication: May 9, 2019 Last Publication: June 6, 2019 Publisher: Littleton Independent Public Notice DISTRICT COURT, ARAPAHOE COUNTY, COLORADO Court Address: 7325 S Potomac Street, Centennial, CO 80112 Plaintiff: COLONY AT CHERRY CREEK CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., a Colorado non-profit corporation, Defendant: SUSAN J. LUSSENHOP. Attorneys for Plaintiff: WINZENBURG, LEFF, PURVIS & PAYNE, LLP Gina C. Botti #42005 Wendy E. Weigler, #28419 Address: 8020 Shaffer Parkway, Suite 300 Littleton, CO 80127 Phone Number: (303) 863-1870 Case Number: 2019CV030952 SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT: SUSAN J. LUSSENHOP You are hereby summoned and required to appear and defend against the claims of the complaint filed with the court in this action, by filing with the clerk of this court an answer or other response. You are required to file your answer within 35 days after the service of this Summons upon you. Service of the summons shall be complete on the day of the last publication. A copy of the complaint may be obtained from the clerk of the court.

If you fail to file your answer or other response to the complaint in writing within 35 days after the date of the last publication, judgment by default may be rendered against you by the court for the relief demanded in the complaint without further notice.

This is a Receivership action of an assessment lien in and to the real properties situated in Arapahoe County, Colorado, more particularly described on Exhibit A, attached hereto and by this reference made a part hereof. Dated: April 30, 2019. WINZENBURG, LEFF, PURVIS & PAYNE, L.L.P. By:*s/Gina C. Botti

This Summons is issued pursuant to Rule 4(h), Colorado Rules of Civil Procedure

Exhibit A PARCEL A: UNIT 9, BUILDING 6, COLONY AT CHERRY CREEK CONDOMINIUMS, ACCORDING TO THE CONDOMINIUM MAP FOR COLONY AT CHERRY CREEK CONDOMINIUMS RECORDED JULY 29, 2004 AT RECEPTION NO. B4134753 IN THE RECORDS OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK AND RECORDER OF THE COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO, AND AS DEFINED AND DESCRIBED IN THE DECLARATION OF COVENANTS, CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS OF COLONY AT CHERRY CREEK CONDOMINIUMS RECORDED NOVEMBER 18, 2003 AT RECEPTION NO. B3247974 IN SAID RECORDS, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO.

PARCEL B: GARAGE UNIT 4, BUILDING NO. J, COLONY AT CHERRY CREEK CONDOMINIUMS, ACCORDING TO THE CONDOMINIUM MAP FOR COLONY AT CHERRY CREEK CONDOMINIUMS RECORDED JULY 29, 2004 AT RECEPTION NO. B4134757 IN THE RECORDS OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK AND RECORDER OF THE COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO, AND AS DEFINED AND DESCRIBED IN THE DECLARATION OF COVENANTS, CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS OF

PARCEL B: GARAGE UNIT 4, BUILDING NO. J, COLONY AT CHERRY CREEK CONDOMINIUMS, ACCORDING TO THE CONDOMINIUM MAP FOR COLONY AT CHERRY CREEK CONDOMINIUMS RECORDED JULY 29, 2004 AT RECEPTION NO. B4134757 IN THE RECORDS OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK AND RECORDER OF THE COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO, AND AS DEFINED AND DESCRIBED IN THE DECLARATION OF COVENANTS, CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS OF COLONY AT CHERRY CREEK CONDOMINIUMS RECORDED NOVEMBER 18, 2003 AT RECEPTION NO. B3247974 IN SAID RECORDS, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO.

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Also known as: 16360 E. Fremont Avenue, #9, Aurora, CO 80016. Legal Notice No.: 522922 First Publication: May 16, 2019 Last Publication: June 13, 2019 Publisher: Littleton Independent

Notice To Creditors Public Notice NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Theresa Donahoe, Deceased Case Number: 2019-PR-30359 All persons having claims against the abovenamed estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before September 3, 2019, or the claims may be forever barred. Terrilyn Britton, Personal Representative c/o Barbara E. Cashman, Esq. Barbara Cashman, LLC 1901 West Littleton Blvd., #219 Littleton, CO 80120 Phone Number: 720-242-8133 E-mail: Barb@DenverElderLaw.org Legal Notice No.: 522882 First Publication: May 2, 2019 Last Publication: May 16, 2019 Publisher: Littleton Independent Public Notice NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Elizabeth L. Pennington, Deceased Case Number: 2019PR30285 All persons having claims against the abovenamed estate are required to present them to the personal representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before September 9, 2019, or the claims may be forever barred. Person Giving Notice: Personal Representative Kathleen Bains-Davis (aka Kathy Bains-Davis) 12838 East Exposition Avenue Aurora, Colorado 80012 Phone Number: 303-340-8105 Email Address: kathyjeanbd@comcast.net Legal Notice No.: 522888 First Publication: May 2, 2019 Last Publication: May 16, 2019 Publisher: Littleton Independent Public Notice NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of RAYMOND OLIVER BROWNLIE, a/k/a RAYMOND O. BROWNLIE, a/k/a RAYMOND BROWNLIE, a/k/a RAY OLIVER BROWNLIE, a/k/a RAY O. BROWNLIE, a/k/a RAY BROWNLIE, Deceased Case Number: 19 PR 30388 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 September 3, 2019, or the claims may be forever barred. James D. Brownlie Personal Representative 475 17th Street, Suite 980 Denver, CO 80202 Legal Notice No.: 522894 First Publication: May 2, 2019 Last Publication: May 16, 2019 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press Public Notice NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Ruth Elizabeth McCloud Mabe, a/k/a Ruth Elizabeth Mabe, a/k/a Ruth E. Mabe, a/k/a Ruth Mabe, Deceased Case Number: 2019PR30375 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 September 9, 2019, or the claims may be forever barred. Beverly D. Terry, Personal Representative 12958 East Elgin Drive Denver, CO 80239 Legal Notice No.: 522899 First Publication: May 9, 2019 Last Publication: May 23, 2019 Publisher: Littleton Independent Public Notice NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Lowell Thomas Earnest, a/k/a Lowell T. Earnest, a/k/a Tom Earnest, Deceased Case Number: 2019PR30411 All persons having claims against the above named estate are required to present them to

Public Notice NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Lowell Thomas Earnest, a/k/a Lowell T. Earnest, a/k/a Tom Earnest, Deceased Case Number: 2019PR30411

Notice To Creditors

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 September 9, 2019, or the claims may be forever barred. Teresa Mae Propes Personal Representative 4700 Village Dr #104 Davenport, IA 52803 Legal Notice No.: 522900 First Publication: May 9, 2019 Last Publication: May 23, 2019 Publisher: Littleton Independent Public Notice NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of David Gaines Jack, Deceased Case Number: 2019-PR-30382 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 September 10, 2019, or the claims may be forever barred. Duff Jack, Personal Representative c/o Dymond ● Reagor, PLLC 8400 E. Prentice Ave., #1040 Greenwood Village, CO 80111 Legal Notice No.: 522905 First Publication: May 9, 2019 Last Publication: May 23, 2019 Publisher: Littleton Independent Public Notice NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Michael S. Nauman, Deceased Case Number: 2019PR30417 All persons having claims against the abovenamed estate are required to present them to the personal representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before September 9, 2019, or the claims may be forever barred. Kailee Nauman Personal Representative 12711 Colorado Blvd., Unit 1008J Thornton, CO 80241 Legal Notice No.: 522914 First Publication: May 9, 2019 Last Publication: May 23, 2019 Publisher: Littleton Independent Public Notice NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Donald S. Mohr, a/k/a Donald Stephen Mohr, Deceased Case Number: 19PR30413 All persons having claims against the abovenamed estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before September 20, 2019, or the claims may be forever barred. Stephen J. Mohr Personal Representative 1725 Ivy Street Denver, CO 80220 Legal Notice No.: 522918 First Publication: May 9, 2019 Last Publication: May 23, 2019 Publisher: Littleton Independent Public Notice NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of GREGORY ALLEN ROTHHAMMER a/k/a GREGORY ALLAN ROTHHAMMER a/k/a GREGORY A. ROTHHAMMER a/k/a GREG A. ROTHHAMMER, Deceased Case Number: 2019PR30352 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 September 16, 2019, or the claims may be forever barred. Bradley W. Rothhammer Personal Representative c/o 3801 E. Florida Ave., Ste. 906 Denver, CO 80210 Legal Notice No.: 522921 First Publication: May 16, 2019 Last Publication: May 30, 2019 Publisher: Littleton Independent Public Notice NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Mary Ellen Dougherty a/k/a Mary E. Dougherty, Deceased Case Number: 19 PR 30432 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 September 24, 2019, or the claims may be forever barred. Kelly Dee Dougherty Personal Representative 413 Dartmouth Trail Fort Collins, CO 80525 Legal Notice No.: 522926 First Publication: May 16, 2019 Last Publication: May 30, 2019

of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before September 24, 2019, or the claims may be forever barred. Kelly Dee Dougherty Personal Representative 413 Dartmouth Trail Fort Collins, CO 80525

Notice To Creditors

Legal Notice No.: 522926 First Publication: May 16, 2019 Last Publication: May 30, 2019 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of KATHY SUE HARTMAN, aka KATHY S. HARTMAN, aka KATHY HARTMAN, Deceased Case Number: 2019PR30344 All persons having claims against the abovenamed estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before September 9, 2019, or the claims may be forever barred. Shelly Denise Davis Personal Representative c/o Katz, Look & Onorato, P.C. 1120 Lincoln Street, Suite 1100 Denver, CO 80203 Legal Notice No: 522895 First Publication: May 9, 2019 Last Publication: May 23, 2019 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Grace M. Steiert, aka Grace Marie Steiert, aka Grace Steiert, Deceased Case Number: 19PR30385 All persons having claims against the abovenamed estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before September 9, 2019, or the claims may be forever barred. Robert M. Steiert, aka Robert Steiert Personal Representative c/o Walter M. Kelly II, Miller & Steiert, P.C. 1901 W. Littleton Blvd. Littleton, CO 80120 Legal Notice No: 522896 First Publication: May 9, 2019 Last Publication: May 23, 2019 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Ellyn E. Lyman, aka Ellyn Elizabeth Lyman, aka Ellyn Lyman, Deceased Case Number: 2019PR30318 All persons having claims against the abovenamed estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before September 9, 2019, or the claims may be forever barred. Gregory H. Lyman, aka Gregory Hudson Lyman, Personal Representative c/o Walter M. Kelly II Miller & Steiert, P.C. 1901 W. Littleton Blvd. Littleton, CO 80120 Legal Notice No: 522897 First Publication: May 9, 2019 Last Publication: May 23, 2019 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Charles W. Benedict, aka Charles Wilcox Benedict, aka Charles Benedict, Deceased Case Number: 2019PR136 All persons having claims against the abovenamed estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before September 9, 2019, or the claims may be forever barred.

May 16, 2019M Notice To Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Carol Loosli Jensen, aka Carol Jean Loosli, aka Carol Jean Loosli Jensen, aka Carol J. Jensen, aka Carol L. Jensen, aka Carol J. L. Jensen, Deceased Case Number: 2019 PR 148

Garth B. Jensen Personal Representative 4431 East 6th Avenue Parkway Denver, Colorado 80220 Legal Notice No: 522913 First Publication: May 9, 2019 Last Publication: May 23, 2019 Publisher: Littleton Independent

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been filed with the Arapahoe County Court. The petition requests that the name of Bailey Louise Levitt be changed to Bailey Louise Kimbrough Case No.: 19C100315 By: Kim Boswell Clerk of Court / Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 522880 First Publication: May 2, 2019 Last Publication: May 16, 2019 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name

Public notice is given on April 23, 2019, 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 Erika Marie Sanchez be changed to Erika Marie Alfonso Case No.: 19C100318 By: Brittany Sill, Clerk of Court / Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 522886 First Publication: May 2, 2019 Last Publication: May 16, 2019 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name

Legal Notice No: 522911 First Publication: May 9, 2019 Last Publication: May 23, 2019 Publisher: Littleton Independent

The petition requests that the name of Harlan Lee Haley be changed to Stacy Leigh Haley Case No.: 19 C 100319

PUBLIC NOTICE

By: Kim Boswell, Deputy Clerk

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of John R. Seago, Deceased Case Number: 2019 PR 030337

Legal Notice No: 522887 First Publication: May 2, 2019 Last Publication: May 16, 2019 Publisher: Littleton Independent

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Evelyn M. Rios Personal Representative 4170 S. Inca Street Englewood, CO 80110

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PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on April 25, 2019, 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 Yolanda Yvette Brown be changed to Yolonda Yvette Brown Case No.: 19 C 100328 By: Brittany Sill Clerk of Court / Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 522892 First Publication: May 2, 2019

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at Fox Hill Golf Club on May 6 with a 78. The 4A state tourney is set for May 20-21 at Pelican Lakes in Greeley.

Rising triathlon star Cassidy Hickey, a junior at Chaparral, is a rising star in a physically challenging sport. Considering most triathletes hit their stride post-college, Hickey seems to be few strides ahead of many other competitors. Hickey finished ninth in the junior women’s division on April 28 at the ITU Duathlon World Championships in Pontevedra, Spain, with a time of 1:03:16 and was the top American finisher. She ran the 5K in :19:02 and was timed in :32:03 in the 20K bike race and clocked in at :10:43 in the 2.5K run. “She wasn’t 100 percent satisfied with the results but from our perspective that’s an awesome showing for her first international event,” said USA Triathlon communications manager Caryn Maconi. Hickey has collected a handful of national titles in the past 12 months in the sports of triathlon (swim-bike-run) and duathlon (run-bike-run). She wasPUBLIC the 2018 overall chamNOTICE pion in the Triathlon Non-DraftPublic Notice of Petition for Change of Name ing Sprint Duathlon National Public notice is given onand April was 25, 2019, Championships thethat a Petition for a Change of Name of an adult has been filed with the Arapahoe overall champ in theCounty 2018 Court. Triath-

The petition requests that the name of Yolanda Yvette Brown be changed to Yolonda Yvette Brown Case No.: 19 C 100328

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By: Brittany Sill Clerk of Court / Deputy Clerk

Legal Notice No: 522892 First Publication: May 2, 2019 Last Publication: May 16, 2019 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on April 26, 2019, 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 Anthony Joseph Severson be changed to Anthony Joseph Mariolle Case No.: 2019 C 100330 By: Brittany Sill Clerk of Court / Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 522898 First Publication: May 9, 2019 Last Publication: May 23, 2019 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on April 30, 2019, 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 Lynn Barber be changed to Jessica Lynn Porter Case No.: 2019 C 100314 By: Brittany Sill Clerk of Court / Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 522901 First Publication: May 9, 2019 Last Publication: May 23, 2019 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name

Public notice is given on April 30, 2019, 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 Dustin Kane Hoffman be changed to

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lon Youth Elite National Championships. She captured the title in the 15-19 age group at the 2018 USA Triathlon Age Group Spring National Championships. This year Hickey was the overall winner at the 2019 USA Triathlon High School National Championships and at the 2019 USA Triathlon Non-Drafting Sprint Duathlon National Championships. There are obviously many different categories in these premier national events and Hickey also has three runner-up and a thirdplace finish in four other United States meets. Local flavor on World Cup team Former Mountain Vista soccer player and Highlands Ranch resident Mallory Pugh and Golden High School graduate Lindsey Horan were named to the 23-player United States women’s national soccer team that will compete in the FIFA Women’s World Cup tournament that begins June 7 in France.

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the court and to see them come together to support each other is a beautiful thing. And it keeps getting better and better every year.” And Creek’s quality doubles depth is a key in its string of state titles. “We work really hard on doubles and doubles strategy because a lot of the tournaments the girls play coming in are singles and once we know who are doubles players are we spend a lot of time on doubles instruction,” Jacob said. “It’s good for them too because that’s what they are going to play and most of the time when they are older too.” Jacob was also pleased to see Garud win a title after finishing second as a freshman and third as a sophomore. Garud took time off to focus on academics as a junior. “I love this tournament and it feels good to win,” said Garud. “It didn’t help tennis-wise but I just stopped playing tennis for a year. The first couple matches this season were a little tough. I don’t know if I’m any better. I am mentally improved. I really wanted to play tennis.” Smoky Hill sophomore Valerie Negin captured the No. 1 singles championship with a three-set victory over Sophie Pearson of Fairview. The title match was the third three-set win in the tournament and came against Fairview’s Sophie Pearson in which she broke service twice in the third set. The championship win came following a tough threeset semifinal win in the morning over ThunderRidge’s Veronika Bruetting. However, Negin didn’t rest much between the semis and finals. She practiced instead of putting her feet up and resting. “I practiced for 30 minutes,” she said. “I was just hitting balls and getting rid of nerves. The last match was my best match. I didn’t focus on service breaks. I just went out there and did whatever I could to win points. “I just kind of had to suck it up and play because it was the finals. It is either I lose and don’t fight or I fight and win. Sophie played so great and I am honored for this opportunity but it’s crazy.” Negin is the first singles champion from Smoky Hill in PUBLIC NOTICE 32 seasons.

New basketball coaches at Valor, Arapahoe There was some movement in the ranks of head basketball coaches in the past week. A.J. Kuhle, the former team captain and Most Valuable Player on the Air Force Academy’s 200304 Mountain West Conference championship team, is the new head boys basketball coach at Valor Christian. Kuhle served 13 seasons as an Air Force and University of Denver assistant basketball coach and spent one season as head coach at De La Salle (Calif.) high school. His wife, Lindsay (Hulwick) is a graduate of Heritage High School and is the women’s golf coach at DU. Kuhle replaces Troy Pachner, who compiled a 77-29 record in four seasons as Valor’s head coach. Pachner, who was the head coach for 17 seasons at D’Evelyn, was named the head boys basketball coach at Arapahoe. He take over for Brad Jansen who was 4082 in five seasons as the Warriors’ head mentor.

White Basketball Academy Former Legend High School, University of Colorado and UCCS standout basketball player Derrick White, who now plays for the San Antonio Spurs in the National Basketball Association, has become an associate with a local youth basketball development Jim Benton is a sports writer program. for Colorado Community Media. The inaugural Derrick White PUBLIC He has beenNOTICE covering sports in the Basketball Academy will be Denver area since He can be held June 24-27 at the Parker County Court Arapahoe County,1968. Colorado 1790 W.at Littleton Blvd. reached jbenton@coloradocomFieldhouse with boys and girls Littleton, Colorado 80120 munitymedia.com or at 303-566aged 6-10 playing between 9 a.m. In the Matter of the Petition of: 4083. and noon and players aged 11-17 Parent/ Petitioner: Breeanna Welch PUBLIC NOTICE

Name Changes

Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on April 30, 2019, 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 Dustin Kane Hoffman be changed to Dustin Kane Burkhardt Case No.: 19 C 100335 By:E. Leith Clerk of Court / Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 522902 First Publication: May 9, 2019 Last Publication: May 23, 2019 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on May 1, 2019, 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 Sophia Grace Palmer be changed to Sophia Grace Welch Case No.: 19 C 100343 By: Kim Boswell Clerk of Court / Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 522909 First Publication: May 9, 2019 Last Publication: May 23, 2019 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: Breeanna Welch For Minor Child: Sophia Grace Palmer To Change the Child’s Name to: Sophia Grace Welch Case Number: 19 C 100343 NOTICE TO NON-CUSTODIAL PARENT BY PUBLICATION Notice to: Timothy Palmer, non custodial parent. Notice is given that a hearing is scheduled as follows: Date: June 3, 2019

For Minor Child: Sophia Grace Palmer To Change the Child’s Name to: Sophia Grace Welch Case Number: 19 C 100343

Name Changes

NOTICE TO NON-CUSTODIAL PARENT BY PUBLICATION

Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name

Name Changes

Notice to: Timothy Palmer, non custodial parent.

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is given that a hearing is scheduled as follows: Date: June 3, 2019 Time: 9:00 a.m. Location: Arapahoe County Court, Division A 1790 W. Littleton Blvd. Littleton, Colorado 80120

Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on May 2, 2019, that a Petition for a Change of Name of an adult has been filed with the Arapahoe County Court.

For the purpose of requesting a change of name for Sophia Grace Palmer

The petition requests that the name of Christopher Paul Kozacek be changed to Christopher Paul Kozak Case No.: 19 C 100344

At this hearing the Court may enter an order changing the name of the minor child.

By: Brittany Sill, Clerk of Court / Deputy Clerk

To support or voice objection to the proposed name change, you must appear at the hearing. Date: May 1, 2019

Legal Notice No: 522919 First Publication: May 9, 2019 Last Publication: May 23, 2019 Publisher: Littleton Independent

Legal Notice No: 522910 First Publication: May 9, 2019 Last Publication: May 23, 2019 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on May 1, 2019. The Court, having read and considered the Petition for Change of Name, finds: The statements made in the Petition satisfy the statutory requirements. The desired change of name is proper and not detrimental to the interests of any other person. The Court Orders the following publication for a change of name: Benigna Meraz a/k/a Rebecca Parra a/k/a Rebecca Pesina a/k/a Benigna Parra Pesina is changed to Rebecca Yanes. Case No.: 19C37723 By: Kathleen Janski, Magistrate Legal Notice No: 522915 First Publication: May 9, 2019 Last Publication: May 23, 2019 Publisher: Littleton Independent

PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on April 22, 2019, 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 Kennedy Leigh Proxmire be changed to Kennedy Leigh Proxmire-Edelson Case No.: 2019CV83 By: Elizabeth Ann Weishaupl District Court Judge Legal Notice No: 522920 First Publication: May 16, 2019 Last Publication: May 30, 2019 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on May 8, 2019, 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 Michael David Waller be changed to Michael David Archer Case No.: 19C100364 By: Brittany Sill,

Public notice is given on May 8, 2019, that a Petition for a Change of Name of an adult has been filed with the Arapahoe County Court.

Name Changes

The petition requests that the name of Michael David Waller be changed to Michael David Archer Case No.: 19C100364 By: Brittany Sill, Clerk of Court / Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 522927 First Publication: May 16, 2019 Last Publication: May 30, 2019 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on May 8, 2019, 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 Donald Arthur Pierce be changed to Jechtus Revan Case No.: 2019 C 100366 By: Brittany Sill Clerk of Court / Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 522928 First Publication: May 9, 2019 Last Publication: May 23, 2019 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on April 26, 2019, 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 Michelle Lynn Principe be changed to Elle Grace Lambardi Case No.: 19 C 100331 By: Clerk of Court / Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 522931 First Publication: May 16, 2019 Last Publication: May 30, 2019 Publisher: Littleton Independent

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