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Professional political petitioner has faith in human decency Pounding the pavement I’m a petitioner for Strategic Initiatives. Political campaigns hire the company to collect signatures on petitions, and people like me are I-9 independent contractors. Many of the things we vote on in Colorado have to be signed onto the ballot, so these petitions give people more choices. As petitioners, we don’t care how you vote, we just want you to have as many options as possible so you can look that stuff up and make the proper decisions. We get paid per signature. For the three campaigns I’m working on today, I’ll get between 75 cents and

$1.50 per signature. I can make $30 or $40 a day. I’m gunning for 35 signatures today. There are seven congressional districts in Colorado, and we need signatures from all seven to get these proposed amendments on the ballot. Bad rap Sometimes petitioners get a bad rap, because you’ll have some who just pass their clipboards around to drunks in a parking lot. Some will try to draw people in with a fake petition, maybe to legalize marijuana somewhere where it’s not actually being considered. Then they’ll try to get you to sign the rest. But you’ll find corruption in any job. Ramblin’ man This is a seasonal job. I work for Amazon around Christmas, and I also harvest crops on farms in the fall. I live in my car and travel around. I’m here this month, but in the summer I’ll be in the mountains where it’s

cooler. I started doing this after the 2016 presidential election. I felt it was time to get active in politics. My mom was really politically active — she was always dating a politician or something like that. We were always out there on picket lines, holding up signs. My mom would have me climb out on exit signs on the interstates to hang political banners. On the front lines I do this because petitions are the front lines of grassroots politics. If we had more people out here doing this, we could take back the country from the powers that be. The world is a good place full of good people. I live out of my car, and I have no fear of people robbing me. I’ve been in bad neighborhoods, but I never have trouble with people. If you have suggestions for My Name Is, please contact David Gilbert at dgilbert@coloradocommunitymedia.com.

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The RidgeGate calendar of fun starts here.

Yoga in the Park It’s time again for sunset salutations. Join RidgeGate, South Suburban Parks and Recreation and the Lone Tree Recreation Center for free Yoga in the Park classes in Belvedere Park, at the corner of RidgeGate Circle and Belvedere Lane. Please bring your own yoga mat. In case of heavy rain or lightning, class will be cancelled. No need to register—just drop in!

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RidgeGate Summer Beats Concerts Enjoy these summertime concerts out on the grass with free live music, food trucks and activities for kids. It’s all happening in Prairie Sky Park, just west of the Lone Tree Recreation Center, courtesy of the South Suburban Parks and Recreation District.

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Tunes on the Terrace at the Lone Tree Arts Center RidgeGate is again proud to sponsor Lone Tree Art Center’s Tunes on the Terrace—an outdoor evening concert series that will bring your summer nights to life. Performances range from classic rock to big band jazz, and everything in between. The stars are out this summer! Check out the full schedule and buy tickets at www.lonetreeartscenter.org.

Friday, June 8, 8-10pm — Yesterday and Today (Beatles Tribute, Main Stage) Friday, June 22, 8-10pm — H2 Big Band

Experience Historic Schweiger Ranch Among RidgeGate’s cultural facilities is the 38-acre historic Schweiger Ranch, located just east of the RidgeGate Parkway and I-25 interchange. The historic restoration of the ranch, led by the nonprofit Schweiger Ranch Foundation, gives us an important glimpse into the settlers’ lives in the late 1800s. Today, Schweiger Ranch is open to the public for self-guided visits and a variety of events throughout the year. Register or learn more about these events online at SchweigerRanch.org.

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Public art committee seeks member to fill vacancy STAFF REPORT

One person is needed to replace a term-limited member of the South Suburban Public Art Committee. The member’s term ends in July, and the committee is seeking a volunteer member who has an interest or expertise in art. South Suburban wants to encourage a legacy of art to be enjoyed and appreciated by its residents. The committee makes recommendations to the South Suburban Board of Directors on the selection, placement and installation of art in public places, along trails and in facilities. The committee also oversees selection of temporary gallery exhibitions in the recreation centers and at Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel. Committee members must live in the district and be able to serve a three-year term, beginning midsummer. The committee now meets from 8:30-10 a.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month. Those who are interested should submit an application by May 30. The application can be found at https://ssprd.org/Portals/0/Art%20 Committee/Application%202018_ form_ssprd.pdf. Mail or email completed applications to Lynne Wachter, South Suburban Parks and Recreation, 6631 S. University Blvd., Centennial, CO 80121 or Lynnew@ ssprd.org.


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Voters in two districts approve fire unification South Metro takes over from Littleton; property taxes to increase

Charles Mielke hands over his ballot for processing by election volunteer Ralph Mollica at a polling place set up in Littleton Fire Protection District’s Station 13. The effort by LFPD and Highlands Ranch to become fully included in South Metro Fire Rescue’s large consolidated district won by a landslide on May 8. DAVID GILBERT

BY DAVID GILBERT DGILBERT@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

Littleton Fire Rescue is the last member of the old Littleton fire partnership yet to vote on whether to be fully included in South Metro Fire Rescue, after voters in Highlands Ranch and Littleton Fire Protection District approved inclusion in the large regional district in strongly one-sided votes on May 8. The effort passed in LFPD with 302 votes in favor and 29 opposed, according to unofficial tallies. Voters in Highlands Ranch approved the measure with 1,075 votes in favor and 45 opposed. The votes represented only a tiny portion of registered voters in the two districts: Highlands Ranch has more than 63,000 registered voters, and LFPD is home to more than 54,000 registered voters Effective Jan. 1, 2019, the two districts’ fire protection services will be absorbed by South Metro, a large consolidated district that already covers a vast swath of Arapahoe and Douglas counties, providing fire protection to more than a quarter-million residents in Parker, Lone Tree, Greenwood Village, much of Centennial, Cherry Hills Village and several other municipalities. The vote establishes South

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Metro Fire Rescue as the second-largest firefighting entity in Colorado, after Denver Fire. Littleton Fire Protection District covers a large area surrounding Littleton proper, including Chatfield, Columbine Valley, western Centennial and the unincorporated area west of the city. Highlands Ranch Metro District covers a sprawling area south of C-470 and east of Santa Fe Drive, stretching south of the Daniels Park area. The vote is the culmination of efforts started last year by Highlands Ranch and LFPD, both of which announced they were cutting ties with the City of Littleton, with whom they had contracted for fire service for decades. If the vote had failed, the districts would have begun contracting with South Metro for fire service anyway, paying the difference in cost out of their coffers and going before voters in each successive election continuing to seek inclusion. The City of Littleton, now left without its partners, will face a similar vote for inclusion in South Metro’s coverage area this November. Like Highlands Ranch and LFPD, the city will begin contracting with South Metro in 2019 regardless of the vote outcome.

Littleton Mayor Debbie Brinkman responded to a phone message for comment with a statement issued through a city spokesperson, praising the outcome of the vote. “It is reassuring to see that voters in Highlands Ranch and the Littleton Fire Protection District recognized the wisdom in unifying with South Metro,” Brinkman’s statement read. “We look forward to working closely with Littleton residents over the summer to provide more information and answer questions about the critical importance of Littleton joining our partners. Besides improved fire and emergency medical response with unification, Littleton will get the added value of redirecting funds towards street and infrastructure improvements. It is a win for everybody.” The unification votes are good news for the firefighters currently stationed in LFPD and Highlands Ranch, said Joel Heinemann, president of the firefighter’s union. “We’ve long said this will result in better service and better safety for our firefighters, because of South Metro’s greater resources and stability,” Heinemann said. “This vote establishes a long-term commitment.

We won’t have to go back and revisit this every year.” Firefighters currently stationed in Highlands Ranch and LFPD will become employees of South Metro in 2019, and will retain their current rank and pay. Littleton Fire Rescue Chief Chris Armstrong and LFR spokeswoman Jackie Erwin did not respond to requests for comment. The outcome of the vote is welcome news to Highlands Ranch Metro District, said community relations director Sherry Eppers. “We’re looking forward to working with South Metro,” Eppers said. “This is a time of transition and opportunity for us, and in the long run it’s just a great chance to improve how we serve and protect our residents.” The votes mean property tax increases for homeowners in the two districts: South Metro charges 9.25 mills for its services, whereas Highlands Ranch residents currently pay 7 mills toward fire service and LFPD residents pay 7.678 mills. The difference means a monthly property tax increase of $1.35 per $100,000 of assessed home value in Highlands Ranch and 94 cents per month per $100,000 of home value in LFPD, according to documents published by the districts. In return, the districts say, residents will receive long-term cost stability. LFPD’s board said it probably would have had to ask voters to increase property taxes to 10 mills or higher to stay with Littleton, whereas South Metro’s rate of 9.25 is not anticipated to change in the near future. Highlands Ranch said fire rescue services have climbed from 36 percent of its operating budget to 45 percent in 2017, and that unifying with South Metro halts the cost increases. Residents also will receive increased fire services from South Metro, the districts say. Unlike Littleton, South Metro is accredited by the Center for Public Safety Excellence and has an Insurance Services Office rating of 1 to Littleton’s 2. South Metro also plans to build and staff a new fire station in Highlands Ranch. Unification of fire departments makes sense to take advantage of economies of scale, said South Metro Fire Chief Bob Baker. “We’ve seen that unification of fire districts is occurring across the U.S. as it’s a way to improve services and create efficiencies — and this one is no different,” Baker said in a press release.

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South Suburban Parks and Recreation is asking the public for feedback regarding its proposed general rules and regulations for parks, trails and open space.

Those who have comments can attend a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. May 22 at Goodson Recreation Center, 6315 S. University Blvd., Centennial; or provide comments at the bottom of the rules and regulations document at https://docs.google.com/

forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc234YmsOJfdko_ JRQspQMta0foDK2CQMllmn3J5MIPy18kyA/viewform. The document will be available through June 12. The district plans to have the rules and regulations approved and adopted by the board this summer.


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Half-day or full-day kindergarten depends largely on money Local districts’ programs vary because state only pays for half-day BY SHANNA FORTIER SFORTIER@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

Only 13 states in the country require schools districts to offer free full-day kindergarten as part of the school day. Colorado is not one of them. In Colorado, districts are only required to offer half-day kindergarten. And because of a lack of per-pupil funding from the state, parents who want to send their children to full-day programs are required to pay an average tuition of $300 a month.

“We would prefer to have full-day kindergarten for everyone without charging if we had the money,” said Diana Wilson, communications director for Jefferson County Public Schools. “If the district could afford it, we would standardize it.” How school districts around the metro area meet that challenge varies. Jeffco, the second-largest school district in the state with 86,000 students, and Douglas County, the third-largest district with 68,000 students, run similar programs, offering free half-day and paid full-day programs. Much smaller districts, such as Englewood Schools with 3,000 students and Westminster Public Schools with 9,600 students, have developed a model that offers free full-day kindergarten. In Jeffco, full-day kindergarten is offered at 90 percent of its elemen-

tary schools. But for the majority, which do not receive Title 1 funding and for families who are not receiving free or reduced-price lunch, tuition must be paid for anything past the state-funded half day. Funding for full-day kindergarten in Jeffco was cut from the budget six years ago by the board at that time. Now, each school offers something different based on the need in its community. “Most schools have moved toward offering a full day because of the impact of early learning at that age and what we can offer throughout a full day,” said Dawn Odean, early childhood education director for Jeffco schools. “We work really hard for our kids regardless of which program their families choose, for whatever reason they choose.” In Douglas County, the model is the same.

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The district’s 48 elementary schools each choose to design a program specific to that community with the options of either a free half-day program or a tuition-based full-day program. “It really comes down to how Colorado funds kindergarten,” said Carrie Stephenson, executive director of school leadership for Douglas County School District. The State of Colorado funds kindergarten students at .58 fulltime enrollment — meaning it only pays for about half a day’s worth of school time. “We only receive partial funding from the state for kindergarten students,” Stephenson said. “So, it requires us to ask parents for tuition to fund the second part of that SEE KINDERGARTEN, P44


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Pye, Barrett, Lawful win SSPRD election Parks and recreation district serves large area across south suburbs

“There’s a good mandate in place in the form of the master plan and strategic plan. Our task is maintaining and enhancing the assets we’ve got.”

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Susan Pye South Suburban Parks and Recreation District

South Suburban Parks and Recreation District’s three newly elected board members say they look forward to maintaining and enhancing what they call a beloved and top-tier local amenity. Susan Pye, Pete Barrett and Dave Lawful were elected to the board of South Suburban Parks and Recreation District on May 8. Each will serve a four-year term. Board members John Ostermiller, Mike Anderson and Pam Eller are term-limited and will retire from the board this month, South Suburban said in a press release. The newly elected board members will join sitting members Scott LaBrash and Jim Taylor. Pye, Barrett and Lawful won over a crowded field of nine, beating Jerry Bakke, Charlie Blosten, Michael Kohut, Jeff Monroe, Dan Purse and Tom Wood. Unofficial results from late on election night show Pye with 1,220 votes, the only candidate to receive more than 1,000. Barrett came in second with 841 and Lawful third with 794.

South Suburban serves a wide swath of the south metro area, operating parks, recreation centers and league sports. Susan Pye Pye is a recently retired international telecommunication technical trainer who trained staff in countries worldwide, according to her candidate profile. She works part-time at IKEA. She is the chair of the Centennial Senior Commission and does outreach for the Mobility Ambassador Pye Program, among other volunteer activities. Pye said she’s optimistic about the district’s future, and that her goal is staying the course. “There’s a good mandate in place in the form of the master plan and

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strategic plan,” Pye said. “Our task is maintaining and enhancing the assets we’ve got.” Pye said residents of the district sometimes take it for granted, and that she’d like to help people engage with it more. “We don’t utilize it as much as we can,” Pye said. “If I can help send that message to children, seniors, and everyone in between, we could increase health awareness of engagement with the assets that are already here.” Maintaining open space expectations will be a challenge going forward, Pye said. “We all want open space and retail tax, but you have to have a balance,” Pye said. “We can’t give up open space that helps us get outdoors.” With seniors living longer, recreational activities are vital to maintaing health and socialization, Pye said. “South Suburban helps us live long and die short,” Pye said.

district,” Barrett said. “I’m very excited for this opportunity. I don’t take this lightly and I’m really looking forward to this.” Dave Lawful Lawful is retired from 38 years of program management and system engineering in the aerospace industry. His many volunteer activities include serving as chairman of the Lone Tree Citizens Recreation Advisory Committee. Lawful said he was an outspoken proponent for ballot measures 4B and 4C in 2017, which helped secure long-term funding for the district. “One of the great Lawful things about campaigning is I’ve learned even more about South Suburban,” Lawful said. “One of the things I would like to see our staff and board bring back is the recognition that we’re a Gold Medal caliber organization, as recognized by the National Recreation and Parks Association.” Lawful said he’d like to work with the nonprofit South Suburban Park Foundation to focus on trails. “When we’ve talked to people around the district, something that often comes up as a priority is trail connectivity,” Lawful said. “I’d love to see more of that happen. Another thing is wayfinding on the trails. South Suburban Dave Lawful did anexceljob with South Suburban lent the City of Parks and Recreation Littleton on District signage on the Mary Carter Greenway. They’re more than cool because they give you so much info at a glance. The tell you where the nearest restroom or water fountain or turn onto another trail is. I’d like to see our signage enhanced.” Lawful said he hopes people take advantage of the amenities in their midst. “When you get up in the morning and wonder what you should do today, think of South Suburban. There’s probably something fun and healthful you haven’t tried before.” Lawful said he hopes district residents make themselves heard. “Reach out to the South Suburban staff and board, and let us know what you think,” Lawful said. “If you believe that a change or priority needs to be different, the only way to get it rolling is to let us know.”

“When we’ve talked to people around the district, something that often comes up as a priority is trail connectivity.”

Pete Barrett Barrett was an elementary school teacher for four years before going into insurance for 31 years, 25 of which were as an agency owner. He has served on several boards or committees, including acting in multiple Barrett volunteer roles for South Suburban. Barrett said he’s looking forward to working on building a proposed new South Suburban facility near David Lorenz Park. “All of us are going to be involved in the new multigenerational facility, that will include an ice rink, pools gyms, indoor lacrosse and soccer fields,” Barrett said. “It’s a huge project. The challenges on any of these roles is what you don’t have control over. Bond issues that were passed five or more years ago have become insufficient because of labor shortages and construction costs. In the short term, three years or less, we don’t see an abatement of that. The availability of quality contractors and quality workers will be very challenging.” Barrett said overall things are going very well for South Suburban. “The big thing for people to know is this is a great parks and recreation


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Greg Curtice, 60, laughs with Giving Heart volunteers as he gets lunch at the homeless-services center in Englewood April 24. Curtice, who is homeless and mostly stays in Englewood, stayed at motels on South Broadway in Englewood and slept in his van in a nearby church parking lot during a three-month stint of homelessness in late 2016. After a foreclosure on his Englewood home about four years ago, he said he lived with a friend but later got kicked out and eventually began staying in his van on and off. ELLIS ARNOLD

No place to call home Homelessness in Englewood has seen growth in recent years, and a new coalition hopes to reverse course BY ELLIS ARNOLD EARNOLD@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

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uring a cleanup along the South Platte River in January, Englewood police counted 21 campsites with about 30 people living on its east banks. Some 25 truckloads of trash, human waste, syringes and needles were hauled out. At a local food pantry, about 20 homeless individuals, most of them new faces, arrive each week seeking help. Businesses along the Broadway corridor are increasingly complaining about homeless people loitering, sleeping on property or showing aggression toward passersby. One owner ended up in a physical altercation with a patron of a nearby homeless-resource center who wouldn’t move from her entrance. And in the 12 months ending in March, the

Englewood Public Library recorded more than 20 incidents involving mostly alcohol and some drugs. A library administrator didn’t directly connect them to the homeless, but said people with drug problems likely need a warm, dry place to use. Bloody tissues and needles, suggestive of drug injections, have been found in the men’s bathroom. Although exact numbers are difficult to come by, police, business owners, city officials and organizations that work with the homeless say a growing homeless population is affecting parts of the fabric of life in Englewood. The challenge has become so great that a community coalition called Change the Trend Network — composed of nonprofits, the Englewood Police Department and area churches — formed to find solutions to the complex social issue that a growing number of suburban areas are facing: How to respond with compassion and create programs that help move people out of homelessness while preserving the community’s safety and economic vitality. Bart Sayyah, executive director at HOPE food pantry on South Broadway, said south metro-area Sayyah homelessness was a problem

The increasing homeless population in Englewood, an issue facing a growing number of suburban areas, has spurred the creation of a community coalition to try to address the complicated social challenge in compassionate but realistic ways. This week, Colorado Community Media publishes the first part in an ongoing series, “No Place to Call Home,” which explores the reasons behind the rise in homelessness in Englewood and its effects on various segments of the community, from businesses and city government to nonprofits, the faith community and schools. The series also reports on the challenges faced by homeless people trying to regain stability in their lives. even when he observed it as a volunteer for a homeless-resource center three decades ago. “We have to decide whether we want to be compassionate,” he said, “or we just want to turn a blind eye to it and hope it becomes someone else’s problem.” SEE HOMELESS, P8


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‘It’s dirty. It’s messy — it’s hands-on’ Coalition hopes to change the trend of homelessness in Englewood BY ELLIS ARNOLD EARNOLD@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

The Englewood Civic Center community room found itself packed to the brim when about 150 community members came to the first public forum by Change the Trend Network, a coalition of nonprofits, faith-based groups, a health-care provider and the Englewood police established to address homelessness in Englewood. The group formed last summer, and after introductory statements to the Englewood City Council, Change the Trend came forward with the March 22 forum, where residents engaged in conversation with the coalition. It’s important to have “safe places for the homeless to go … where they don’t feel threatened, endangered or judged,” said Boo Crosby, a manager at Cafe 180, a restaurant that provides meals in exchange for volunteer service for those who can’t pay. Crosby, along with other network members on the forum’s panel, encouraged people to get involved. Lynn Ann Huizingh, of the Severe Weather Shelter Network, said her organization works with the help of hundreds of volunteers. “Without that kind of effort in any of our communities,” Huizingh said, “there will be no change.” Change the Trend includes representatives from: • Cafe 180, 3315 S. Broadway, whose homeless clientele sometimes makes up a third or more of its customers; • The Englewood Police Department, which wants to ensure homelessness isn’t criminalized and help formulate a response, city officials say; • Giving Heart, 4358 S. Broadway, a resource center where guests can get a hot meal, help with obtaining documentation and birth certificates, and use a computer lab; • The Severe Weather Shelter Network, a nonprofit that works to shelter homeless individuals at local churches in inclement conditions; • The Sacred Grace Englewood, 3220 S. Acoma St., a church just out-

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A complex web of reasons Englewood, a city of about 35,000 residents, borders Denver on the north, Littleton on the south, Sheridan on the west and Cherry Hills Village on the east. The South Platte River winds along the city’s western edge. Its population boomed in the mid-1900s amid a need for new homes as veterans returned from World War II.

Boo Crosby, restaurant manager at Cafe 180, right, stands on March 28 with Tim Hildebrant, a 39-year-old who has been in and out of homelessness since age 17. Hildebrant grew up in Englewood and is a longtime customer at Cafe 180, which provides meals in exchange for volunteer service for those who can’t pay. He’s waiting for low-income housing to open up. “I’m trying to get on the waitlist,” said Hildebrant, who said he struggles with health issues, some of them related to weather exposure, and has trouble getting hired because of how people view him. Crosby is a member of Change the Trend Network, a coalition of leaders working to address homelessness in Englewood. ELLIS ARNOLD

WHEN IS THE NEXT FORUM? Change the Trend Network’s next forum is scheduled for 6:30-8 p.m. June 27 at the Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway. It will feature more audience involvement than the first event in March, said Boo Crosby, a group member. To share your thoughts with Change the Trend, email homelessenglewood@gmail.com. To ask questions, email Mike Sandgren at mike@wellspringcolorado.com. side the Englewood downtown area; • AllHealth Network, which provides behavioral-health services and has locations in Littleton and the south-metro area; • And Wellspring Anglican Church, 4300 S. Lincoln St., which gives food, medical and social resources to poor and homeless individuals. The former Cinderella City mall, near West Hampden Avenue and South Santa Fe Drive, was a main draw for Englewood in the 1970s. But competition led to a decline, and after a late-1990s demolition, the site was converted into the city’s Walmart, other retail and the buildings that house city-government offices and the Englewood Public Library. The civic-center area also is a midpoint stop for the light-rail line and buses that run on South Broadway from downtown Denver to the outer suburbs. More than half of Englewood’s

Among the Change the Trend representatives is Adam Becker, who spent more than a decade living in places like parks, along highways and under bridges. Today, he works at Denver’s Porter Place Retirement Community and lives in a duplex on the Denver-Englewood border. At the March 22 forum, he found a room filled with people who cared enough about people with stories like his. “A few years ago, I was drunk and homeless, and now, I’m helping drunks and homeless people,” Becker said later. It’s “an opportunity that all of us have — to use the worst parts of our lives to be the biggest gift we can give to others.” Change the Trend members urged those at the forum to understand how they can help and acknowledged the lack of easy solutions. households earn between $25,000 and $99,999, according to a 2018 city survey. The majority of residents are between 25 and 54 years old. The economy includes a multitude of small businesses and industrial companies, such as Stolle Machinery and Braemar Steel Buildings. After a post-2008 recession that left storefronts vacant throughout the city, the downtown area is reinventing itself — businesses from restaurants to a brewery to a yoga studio have opened in recent years. Farther south, a long trail of older businesses, small restaurants, motels and car dealer-

“We don’t have the answer,” Crosby said. “That’s why we’re here.” He encouraged people to get involved, even if just a little. He said Change the Trend wants to work with business leaders, residents and anyone in Englewood. “The woman who started the cafe had a saying,” Crosby said. “‘If everyone does a little, no one has to do a lot.’” Panelists identified a number of problems and realities that day: • Criminal enforcement against homelessness won’t solve the problem, Englewood police Sgt. Reid McGrath said. • People on the street don’t have a safe place to store belongings while they look for jobs, Huizingh said. • Placing a homeless person in housing is thousands of dollars less costly than if they stay on the street, said Nathan Hoag, parish pastor at The Sacred Grace. • Without broad collaboration, change cannot occur, Huizingh said. But a man in the audience challenged the group, questioning what solution members would give to allow homeless individuals to transition away from help they are receiving. “The reality is it’s great we are doing the kumbaya thing,” he said, but what will the group do to “not just give them a handout, but give them a hand up?” In an interview in April, Becker said better understanding the homeless and the challenges they face is key to that distinction. For instance, he said, the process to get a job can start with needing an ID, which requires documentation and an address. But that requires getting to a place with someone who will allow an address to be used. “Pretty soon, your day has gone by,” Becker said, used up looking for a job, but also for food and a place to sleep. “Everywhere you go, you’re pointed in a different direction … lost in the maze.” Communities can ticket people, carry out “sweeps,” ignore the issue or, he said, embrace the problem and be part of the conversation. “It’s dirty. It’s messy — it’s handson,” Becker said, “but it’s really the only way to get through something. You can’t go above it or below it or around it — you’ve gotta go through it.” ships line the gates leading toward the neighboring, newer suburbs of Highlands Ranch and Centennial. To the north, advocates who help the homeless point to a pattern of homeless people moving to the suburbs from Denver, which has the largest concentration of shelters and other resources for the homeless in the metro area. Although the data isn’t exact, voluntary surveys say homelessness decreased by about 13 percent since 2012 in the seven-county Denver SEE HOMELESS, P9

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metro area, which includes rural areas in counties such as Arapahoe and Adams, according to the annual point-in-time survey conducted by the Metro Denver Homeless Initiative. The survey counts how many homeless individuals stay in the area on one night per year. Homelessness nationally has dropped by about 11 percent since 2012, according to similar surveys nationwide. But Englewood’s story, advocates who help the homeless say, has evaded that trend. They, along with police and city officials, point to a complex web of reasons as to why: The city’s easy-access location along the light rail and South Broadway bus corridors may play a role. Rising housing costs in Denver and suburban areas, the opioid epidemic and policies in Denver that push out the homeless likely also are contributing factors. “There are many theories on causality, including the passage of Amendment 64,” City Manager Eric Keck said about the 2012 amendment to the state Constitution that legalized recreational marijuana. But there’s “also the rapidly rising cost of housing in Colorado along the Front Range, which has forced many people to lose their homes. It is too difficult to pinpoint when this issue really started.” One factor may be policies such as Denver’s 2012 ban on camping on private and public property, which may be pushing more homeless into

A bike and other belongings rest May 6 near a campsite on the Denver side of the South Platte River — Englewood is on the east side for a stretch — near West Dartmouth Avenue. At least two people sat at the campsite that evening. One, a middle-aged man who has been homeless and camping on the river for four years, said camper numbers have more than doubled in the past two years. The man, who did not want to be named, has spent time along the river between West Mississippi to Quincy avenues. ELLIS ARNOLD the suburbs, said Cathy Alderman, vice president of communications and public policy at Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, a Denver-based organization that provides housing, health care and other supportive services. When Denver police enforce the camping ban in actions that have become known as “sweeps,” people disperse to surrounding cities for periods of time, Alderman said. “I will say that since the camping ban was passed, we have not seen a decrease in people experiencing homelessness,” she said. “We know that only exacerbates that experience.” Boo Crosby, a manager at Cafe 180, a restaurant that provides meals in exchange for volunteer service for

those who can’t pay and often serves homeless patrons, said homeless individuals also move out of Denver out of fear for their safety. “It seems like a lot of folks are starting to move south into Englewood,” he said. “It’s not a problem that’s decreasing whatsoever.” The homeless who use services in Denver also may prefer to sleep in a place like Englewood — on the river, in alleys, in parks or behind stores — to avoid safety issues at Denver shelters, said Donna Zimmerman, director at Giving Heart, a homeless-services center on South Broadway that began operating in 2011. It moved from its SEE HOMELESS, P10

• The Point-In-Time survey by the Metro Denver Homeless Initiative counted 5,116 homeless people on Jan. 30, 2017 in the seven-county Denver metro area. • The area includes Denver, Arapahoe, Jefferson, Adams, Douglas, Broomfield and Boulder counties. About 65 percent stayed in Denver, 12 percent in Boulder County and 11 percent — or 562 individuals — in Arapahoe County. • The total included 569 veterans and 1,085 chronically homeless individuals. Of the chronically homeless, 236 said they were victims of domestic violence, 501 identified alcohol or drug abuse as a condition, 33 had HIV or AIDS, 616 had a mental illness, 408 had other chronic health problems and 616 were disabled. • About 43 percent of all homeless individuals stayed in transitional housing, while about 38 percent were in emergency shelter, including youth shelters and hotel or motel rooms paid for by a voucher or agency. About 18 percent, or 924 people, were unsheltered. • The count did not include people staying in hotels or motels paid for by themselves or sleeping on couches with friends or family. • The survey is voluntary and is a “snapshot” of the homeless population — actual numbers are likely higher. • The survey is based on the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development’s definition of homelessness, which includes among other factors: people living in shelters, transitional housing or a place not meant for human habitation such as a vehicle or on the street; and people fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence and who lack the resources to find permanent housing. Sources: 2017 Metro Denver Homeless Initiative Point-In-Time survey, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

‘In general, things in life happen’ A former boxer, once homeless, looks to the future BY ELLIS ARNOLD EARNOLD@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

The loss of an apartment and a blow to the knee took a former boxer from federally subsidized housing in Englewood to living in a tent on the South Platte River. “I’ve been stuck at a standstill,” said David Morrison, 39, whose knee was injured in July 2016 when a car struck him as he rode his bike to the post office in Englewood. Two months later, mold in his apartment led to a failed inspection. And Morrison, a Montana native who came to Colorado for boxing, had to move out. He had lived in Englewood since 2012 with help from federal subsidies. Morrison nearly secured another apartment. But when he couldn’t get an extension to wait for the current tenant to move out, he lost his housing voucher. Earning less than $800 per month, he said, it was pointless to keep looking. Rent for a onebedroom apartment in Englewood was about $1,175 in mid-2016, according to ApartmentList.com. “It was getting dark, and I was at that moment where I was just like, (forget) it,” said Morrison, a short, lean figure with a goatee. “I need to be somewhere where no one’s gonna mess with me.” He had “heard sketchy stories about shelters,” so he chose to stay by the South Platte River instead. Morrison roamed around and found a quiet spot between West Hampden and Oxford avenues, just outside Englewood’s west edge. He would routinely

wake up at 5 a.m. to leave for work as a cook at an Aramark grill in the Town of Morrison. To get there, he rode his bike more than 10 miles, enduring pain in the knee damaged by the crash. “It was very painful, but I liked my job, so I would just torture myself,” Morrison said. He couldn’t leave his belongings behind, so he would strap everything to his bike. (In December 2016, Morrison had surgery at Porter Adventist Hospital, covered by Medicaid, to repair the knee.) He avoided getting in trouble, returning to set up camp at about 10 p.m. In February 2017, a tax return allowed him to buy a $1,300 used van. But he had run-ins with police, who would wake him to question why he was there and tell him to leave Englewood, he said. In October 2017, Morrison began parking near West Dartmouth Avenue in the river area, near other RVs and vans. Over the next four months, he said he saw an increase in the number of cars parking near him. When he was camping on the river, he said he also had perceived about a 15 percent increase in the number of people staying on the Platte in campsites. Morrison found food and assistance at several homeless-resource centers, including Giving Heart in Englewood and Father Woody’s Haven of Hope in Denver. “You kinda have to travel to find a meal,” Morrison said. He did it by “bicycle, walking, public transportation — however I could get around.” He applied for housing through the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless in late 2016, but it wasn’t until last January that he got an apartment with federal funding in the southwest Denver area. With

David Morrison, 39, stands outside Giving Heart at 4358 S. Broadway in Englewood on April 17. Morrison, a former boxer in Colorado, Montana and other states, was homeless for more than a year in the Englewood area and was housed early this year with the help of a governmentfunded program. ELLIS ARNOLD

the help of a student loan and financial aid, he enrolled at Metropolitan State University of Denver where he’s studying exercise science. He wants to be a personal trainer and boxing coach. His favorite part of having an apartment is being in a warm place. “I don’t have to have a flashlight to do my homework ‘til midnight,” Morrison said. “Before I was housed, I was sitting in a van doing my homework until 11:30 or 12 at night, freezing.” A laid-back man with a wide smile, Morrison said people should be less judgmental about the homeless. “In general, things in life happen,” he said. “So don’t judge a book by its cover ... take the time to smile and say hi.”


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At one point, Adam Becker was leaving his belongings under a large rock in the woods in Estes Park, walking to work, washing up in the bathroom, walking into the kitchen to wash dishes and never telling anyone he was homeless. “I was walking miles and miles every day and sleeping under a rock 50 hours a week,” Becker, 33, said. “It was a real crazy time to be pretending like I wasn’t homeless.” At 19, Becker left his hometown in rural Minnesota to drive to Arizona, find a job and start a new life. He dreamed of being a writer and wanted to get “out there” to get experiences to draw from. When he got to Boulder, the money started running out. As a kid out of

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original location in the CityCenter Englewood area, near the civic center, in 2015. But people experiencing homeless in their own communities is also on the rise, Alderman said. In the Denvermetro area, rents climbed 52 percent between 2005 and 2015, according to Apartment List, a rental-listing site that researches industry trends. They also rose sharply in Englewood — one-bedroom rents increased nearly 20 percent since 2014, from $978 to $1,168 this year. “People everywhere are one paycheck away” from homelessness, Alderman said, or “one health condition or one loss of job because housing stability is so insecure right now.” Mike Sandgren, a coordinator at Wellspring Anglican Church at 4300 S. Lincoln St., where a food pantry and medical program offer help on weekends to the homeless and others in need, agrees. “I know a lot of people who ... have lived in Englewood their whole life who either are or have experienced homelessness recently,” said Sandgren, also the network leader for Change the Trend. Sgt. Reid McGrath, who oversees the Impact Team of officers who address specific issues in the city, said police see “a split of people” — many have deep ties to the Englewood community, a portion are from out of state and some have connections to Denver and other Colorado areas. And Sayyah, the director at HOPE food pantry, McGrath said about 10 percent of households — the pantry’s term to categorize clients — that

high school, he hadn’t saved much and ended up unable to pay for gas. He met people staying at the public library and gravitated toward the “street crowd,” he said, where he learned how to panhandle and play guitar on the street to get by. “Eventually, I got kinda swept away in it,” Becker said. He spent a few years hitchhiking on the West Coast and lived homeless almost constantly for a decade. Becker slept in parks and along highways and met many eclectic people. Veterans and people with mental illnesses were among them. From 2012-16, he stayed in Estes Park under the rock and in a storage unit, the back of a truck, a few seasonal cabin rentals and other unsteady places. In 2016, an apartment complex opened up, and his employers helped place him at the top of the list for units. He initially worked at the Stanley Hotel washing dishes and struggled with an alcohol addiction. “When you’re bouncing around and unstable, it was something that

the organization serves are homeless. Some say they’re passing through the area, and most don’t come back a second time. He thinks most stay outdoors. “They’ll come in without socks, haven’t bathed in a month,” Sayyah said. At Giving Heart, Zimmerman said, patrons were mostly aged 18-24, but recently, more people up to about 40 years old — and sometimes older — have come in. More are white than Hispanic Zimmerman or black, and about four times as many men as women come to the center. The national opioid epidemic, which has affected Colorado in recent years, also is cited as a cause for homelessness, according to U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, who recently spoke to Englewood City Council about the issue. But although drug use can deplete a person’s resources, it’s difficult to make a firm link between public drug use and lacking housing, McGrath said. “We experience drug-use problems across the full spectrum of our residents,” McGrath said. “You would certainly think if they’re using in the library, it’s more likely for someone to be homeless. But the fact of the matter is people might do it there to avoid doing it at home.” McGrath, a member of Change the Trend, also served on the board of directors in 2016-17 for Love INC of Littleton, a nonprofit that works to help the homeless and others in need. He noted that police tend to find a significant amount of co-occurring mental health and substance-use issues among the homeless. But while there is room for debate on the root cause, community members ranging from a formerly homeless man to high-level city officials agree homelessness is on the rise in

Adam Becker, who was homeless for more than a decade, sits in his new house just outside Englewood city limits. ELLIS ARNOLD

was solid and there,” Becker said of the alcohol. “It was comforting.” In search of change, he visited a church, where pastors pointed him toward a Denver rehabilitation center called 180 Ministries. He completed a live-in, 12-month program in 2017. One day, soon after graduating, he walked by an assisted-living home,

Englewood. “Our homeless population has increased significantly in the past four to five years,” said McGrath, who participated in the January cleanup along the Platte and has been with the police department since 1992. “The river is the worst I’ve seen it in my time here.” Safety is a primary concern Take a drive down South Platte River Drive near West Dartmouth Avenue — that’s where dozens set up camps, like David Morrison, who now has an apartment but was homeless in the Englewood area for nearly 1 1/2 years. Morrison’s old home base along the Platte between West Hampden and Oxford avenues, where he stayed from September 2016 to February 2017, is a common one in an area where Denver, Sheridan and Englewood converge. But people also sleep in cars near the 3400 block of South Broadway in the downtown public-parking area, said Rita Russell, Englewood’s mayor pro tem. Camps have left waste in parks such as Cushing, near Dartmouth Avenue and South Santa Fe Drive, Keck said. The effects of homelessness also reach into the heart of the city, as Mike Lindgren, owner of Gekko Vapes in the 4300 block of South Broadway, has complained to Englewood City Council. Members of the business community on his block and near the Englewood Civic Center say homeless individuals near doorways and in shops have driven away potential customers, said Keck, the city manager. Businesses near Lindgren have brought grievances to city council at meetings and through email in recent months. Liquor bottles, cigarette butts, needles, yelling and aggressive interactions — along with a person using a cigarette ashtray as a toilet — have all made appearances near Lindgren’s

Porter Place Retirement Community in Denver at South Downing Street and East Yale Avenue. “I felt something — it was calling me,” Becker said. He told staff there he had restaurant experience and he landed a job. He also found a duplex unit on the Denver-Englewood border to rent. “To me, it’s been a miracle,” Becker said. “I still get hit with this feeling of not being worth it. Why should I do this? What’s the point? Still, sometimes, I see myself as this hungover bum crawling out from underneath a bridge in dirty clothes. It’s something that is a struggle to find ourselves worthwhile.” He volunteers at 180 Ministries and is a member of Change the Trend Network, a coalition of nonprofits, churches and others seeking to address homelessness in Englewood. “We have a choice to dwell in the pain of our situation or use it as a platform to reach other people,” Becker said. “It’s incredible to use the experience I’ve had for good now.”

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Needles and bloody tissue are sometimes found in the bathroom, Solomon said. Such items are found about a dozen times in a typical year, he added. In one incident in February, patrons said a male urinated on the carpet. When they said something about what he was doing, he started yelling at them, according to the PITS reports. The patrons said he was “shooting up” in the bathroom and left a needle outside the building on the ground. There seemed to be more drug-related incidents this winter than in past years, Solomon said. Solomon said he can’t determine how many drug- and alcohol-related incidents are connected to homeless patrons, but said someone with a drug problem “probably needs a warm, dry place to do that.” He added that finding needles, usually in the men’s restroom, can be common in the winter, but evidence of drug use is uncommon during the summer. “It’s a concern any time,” Solomon said, “because it’s just so dangerous.” Earlier this year, the library added sharps containers in the bathrooms, in which people — including those who are diabetic — can dispose of used needles, Solomon said. Solomon did say patrons who appear to be homeless, a handful of them regulars, use the library. Dorothy Hargrove, director of Englewood’s parks,

recreation and library, maintains that the numbers of those who appear to be homeless at the library aren’t much more pronounced than in previous years. Since the vast majority of all patrons don’t cause problems of any kind, it’s likely that most patrons who appear to be homeless don’t cause incidents either, Solomon said. Homelessness is “definitely a community problem,” he said. “Whatever those solutions are, I think it’s going to take (a community) to resolve that. It’s not unique to Englewood at all.” Looking forward Amid discussion within Change the Trend, the Englewood City Council scheduled a study-session meeting about homelessness for May 14. “This is only the beginning of our discussion on homelessness,” said Russell, the mayor pro tem. First, the council must identify what the problem is, what resources it has, what agencies should be involved and how the city can or should be involved, Russell said. “There are existing entities that can address many of the issues,” she said, “so we need to be careful not to reinvent the wheel.” In a May 4 meeting with DeGette, the U.S. congresswoman who represents Denver, Englewood, Sheridan, Cherry Hills Village, Bow Mar and unincorporated areas west of Littleton, the council talked about its lack of experience with the issue. “We have never had any resources fo-

To get a job, you need ID and an address Getting those is more difficult for the homeless than most people think BY ELLIS ARNOLD EARNOLD@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

One of the keys to escaping homelessness — getting a job — isn’t as easy as it might sound, said Adam Becker, a 33-year-old formerly homeless Denver resident. As he discovered, the steps to getting there can be cyclical if a person lacks crucial items. “Let’s start with ID,” Becker said. “First, you have to have transportation to get to a place to get the ID and the documentation to be able to back it up.” Becker had his mother, who lived across the country in Minnesota while he was homeless in states farther west, go to a hospital to get a birth certificate to send him. Then, he needed a Social Security card, and he ended up sending dental records for verification. “But then, to have an address to put on (a state ID) — that’s a huge setback,” Becker said. A homeless person would need a place where he or she knows someone who would allow the address to be used. All the while, Becker said, the homeless person still needs to

find a place to sleep and food to eat. “When someone drives by you and says, ‘Get a job, you bum!’, you have no idea what I’m up against to get that job,” Becker said. Finding a place to store belongings while away at work can be another hurdle, he added. And getting to and from all the necessary places can be taxing in itself. “Two miles, three miles, that’s an hour walk,” Becker said. And “that’s a rough place to be when you’re working full-time but you’re sleeping on the ground and showering in a sink.” A few years ago, Becker was walking from the woods to his job in Estes Park as a dishwasher at the Stanley Hotel. Now living in a house in Denver, he works at Porter Place Retirement Community. For a homeless individual, finding housing could require walking to a library to search listings, walking to a place to look at it, and then getting back to go to sleep and go to work, Becker said. “It ends up being so much to do,” Becker said. A program similar to live-in rehabilitation centers, he said, would solve many of these problems — an address to use on an ID and at which to receive money, to shower and use the internet. It would eliminate much of the unnecessary “back-and-forth” homeless individuals face, Becker said.

cused on this at all,” said Councilmember Linda Olson, asking if the state or Arapahoe County could help. DeGette suggested a survey or study to look at the homeless population in Englewood. “Is it people who (deal with) substance abuse?” DeGette asked. “Is it families who can’t afford housing? Is it all of the above?” But Englewood, a city preparing to take on a large financial obligation for infrastructure projects — including road and bridge updates, security cameras, and even police-radio maintenance — doesn’t have the money to adequately address the problem, Olson said. The city also doesn’t have the funding to provide transitional housing, Keck said. Added Olson: “We need a regional approach.” Change the Trend Network members have echoed a call for collaboration. At the first community forum held by the organization in March, members acknowledged they had no easy answers. But the group has urged involvement from residents, businesses, city officials — everyone — saying change won’t happen without entities working together. Nathan Hoag, parish pastor at The Sacred Grace Englewood church, urged those at the forum to play a part in creating accessible resources for addressing homelessness. Because, he said, “Ignoring it and saying there’s nothing we can do — it’s not our fault, it’s not our problem — doesn’t work.”

ABOUT THE REPORTER Ellis Arnold, 23, has spent the past year reporting and writing about the cities of Englewood and Centennial. He graduated from University of Colorado-Boulder in 2017 with degrees in journalism and political Arnold science. The challenges that a seemingly growing presence of homeless people presented kept reappearing during his weekly reporting on the issues, people and places of Englewood. It became apparent that the community wanted to try to resolve the problems in a compassionate and humane way, while preserving the city’s safety and economic vitality. Arnold spent more than a month researching and reporting this first part of the series, “No Place to Call Home,” that will look at how homelessness is affecting the city and the community’s approach to trying to resolve a complex societal issue. “Most people seem to be aware of how prominent homelessness is, but it’s difficult to find a clear picture of the problem — where most people stay, why they became homeless, who they are and what communities can do to help,” Arnold said. “That’s what I hope this series can do — provide a road map of the problem and where the community plans to go from here.”

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additional stress,” Laux said. “For most kids the transition to summer is something that’s fun and exciting, but for others they’re losing connection to where they’ve spent the last eight months. For those who aren’t driving yet or aren’t as independent, they might feel disconnected from friends or activities or teachers who are important to them.” End-of-the-year academic pressures can weigh on kids too, Laux said, particularly in an age of increasing demands on children’s time and school performance. “There’s an adult element that society in general needs to look at: What are we expecting of kids and is it reasonable?” Laux said. “Might there be negative impacts of a highperforming, high-pressure society?”

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Remember the feeling of freedom on the last day of school? Not every student feels it. Children’s mental health care providers see a spike in visits from teens in May, said Emily Laux, a licensed clinical psychologist at Children’s Hospital in Denver. She said while correlation doesn’t necessarily equal causation, she sees the transition from the school year to summer as a shock to the system of some kids. “Times of big transition carry

Symptoms of stress End-of-the-school-year stresses can

manifest many different ways, Laux said. “We often see a reduction in distress tolerance,” Laux said. “We see an increase in worry and anxiety, or maybe a refusal to attend school, increased isolation, or even self-harm.” Younger kids might lash out more by throwing tantrums, while older kids are more likely to internalize their distress, Laux said. Kids experiencing end-of-the-year stress would do well to engage their support networks, Laux said, and might benefit from adult guidance in breaking down what might feel like insurmountable problems like heavy workloads. Structured activities can be a blessing or a curse, she said. “Keep activities that bring pleasure and joy,” Laux said. “For instance, softball might be incredibly important, if it adds something to a kid’s

week and gives them an outlet and (a way to) stay connected. But think about reducing some unnecessary ones. Kids tend to be involved in a lot of activities. It’s worth taking a look at which of those are necessary and important and which can be let go.” Parents are vital for responding to end-of-the-year stress, Laux said. “Keep channels of communication as open as possible,” Laux said. “Be open and available so your kids can come to you. You can put feelers out: you might say, ‘I remember in high school that wrapping up high school can be stressful. How are you managing that?’ Even if they don’t respond in the moment, it plants a seed that you’ll hear them out. If kid says they’re in crisis, be mindful of your own reaction in that situation. A kid

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n ice cream truck used to appear every day at the parks where I played when I was a kid. Its infectious little tune made my mouth water. I think now it would drive me to distraction. On each side of the truck it said “Good Humor.” I think I have a good sense of humor. Mine is mine, and it’s sculpted, and it’s not universal. Mine is lean, free of meanness and ribaldry. And that excludes me these days from comedy clubs and White House Correspondents’ Dinners. No more stand-up for Craig. I am too old for Michelle Wolf ’s humor. I was too old for it when I was her age (32). I can’t remember the first time I saw Don Rickles on Carson, but I know I wasn’t crazy

about him. He’d pick at every scab, and then wind up by saying it was all just a joke, and he loved everyone. Joan Rivers did the same thing, but she never said it was all just a joke, or that she loved everyone. Maybe you remember celebrity roasts? I thought they were imbecilic. Now they’re so raunchy they only appear on cable. My father never told a joke in his life, but he was the funniest man I knew. He was witty right now, and he didn’t need a writer. I found out what humor was, or what it was thought to be, when I was in grade school by watching television. These were a few of my choices: Jackie Gleason, Milton Berle and Lucille Ball. For

reasons I could explain if this were a comedy dissertation, I rejected all of them. Along came a curiosity named Ernie Kovacs and I brightened somewhat. Kovacs was off-center, and his humor was constructed piece by piece, not thrown at me in a predictable punch. I haven’t watched situation comedies in 40 years. I will admit, however, to an appreciation for Barney Fife (portrayed, of course, by Mick Jagger). Fife might have been television’s last genuinely amusing, reoccurring character. Fife looked and sounded like they located him in Mayberry, North Carolina, not in a SEE SMITH, P16

Yesterday’s achievement is tomorrow’s success

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ne of the greatest pieces of advice that I ever received came from a great friend and mentor earlier in my life. He actually gave me two pieces of advice wrapped up in one life-changing conversation. The two were so connected that even today I consider these words of wisdom a tremendous part of any success that I WINNING have experienced in my life. WORDS I have been paying this forward and have passed along this advice to those whom I know, those whom I work with, and those whom I coach and mentor. And now I want to share it with you, too. Michael Norton The first part is to be diligent in keeping a record of each accomplishment, award, or time that I had been recognized in any way. He told me to buy a binder and keep it handy. My mentor had shared this with me immediately after I had been recognized as the Salesperson of the Month for the first time. He told me that even though there would be only one plaque on my wall and one certificate in my binder, he was confident that over time I would

be filling multiple binders and taking up plenty of wall space too. Twenty-nine years later I am grateful for his confidence in me and for his advice. I say that because I did fill up my binder and other binders with many awards and recognitions, letters of accomplishment, letters and emails provided as a testimonial or reference. Now I am not sharing this with you to brag on myself, I am really bragging on my mentor and the advice and guidance he gave me, because the second part of his advice is where he made all the difference in my life and contributed to my future successes. You see, the second part of the advice is built on the saying that, “Success begets success.” He encouraged me to review my past achievements regularly as a way to continue to believe that I can do great things. The idea was not to get caught up in relying on my past successes, as we know that we are only as good as our last record. And it also wasn’t about someone asking me, “So what have you done for me lately?” No, it’s not about that at all, it’s about you and me, and asking ourselves, “What else is still left inside of me?” Asking ourselves,

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wo years ago at this time I would be exhausted from the end of the legislative session, assessing the wins and losses of bills, and excited to attend bill signings. Now, I have just finished midterms and have weeks to go before the end of spring quarter, and I’m struggling with a personal ethical quandary. Although I’m not inside the Capitol now, I’ve been watching. I think many of us have been this year. How could we not? It’s been like a car crash you don’t want to see but can’t help gawking. It was good to see bipartisan compromises on the last day of the session to move beyond impasses like transportation, the Civil Rights Commission, and the “all-important” predicament of alcohol in groceries or liquor stores. However, one huge loss for the state Senate this session is what many of us will remember most of all. It has been painful to watch so I can’t imagine what it felt like from the inside. The pressures the legislators felt (particularly members of leadership) must have been unbearable at times. Through many torrid stories and a cultural survey, the legislators discovered that the sexually harassing culture at the Capitol is much worse than originally thought. However,

this was no surprise to some of us. When I first entered orientation as a brand-new senator, I asked for the human resources contact only to find out there was none. When I attended the workplace harassment training in a room full of 100 legislators, I saw how ineffective it was. Over time, it became clear to me, as both a woman and HR professional, that misogyny, sexism and sexual remarks and advances were more common than any workplace I had been in for decades. Even so, long after my freshman year, I said nothing. Other than ensuring my own office was a safe working environment, I did nothing. Although I personally experienced men calling me darlin’ or hugging me a bit tighter and longer than usual, or even suggesting we “talk about it over a fun time at dinner,” I fell short. Yes, I said something directly to the men when I felt offended. But no, I didn’t mention anything to anyone else. So this session, although I experienced it as a citizen this time, was one of the most profound for me, and possibly for many. I saw a former colleague get criticized for coming forward, another one expelled from the House for victimizing women, numerous stories of survivors, and no meaningful action taken by

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Senate Republican leadership against one of their own predators. This is how I learned just how complicit I was in the terror of sexual harassment at the Capitol. If only I had stepped up AT THE TIME, perhaps there would be fewer victims today. Why didn’t I speak up? That’s a whole other column for another day. But today I can plead with anyone else out there, no matter your gender, that if you see something, please say something. The days are over for all us second-wave feminists who whisper our way out of our harassment dilemmas. It’s time we ALL become conscious of our surroundings, name it when we see it, and admit when we’re complicit with the systems that maintain the abuses of patriarchy. Time’s not only up for the offenders. Time’s up for all of us. And to you fellow survivors at the Capitol, I’m so sorry. Formerly a Colorado state senator and now a seminary student at Iliff School of Theology, Linda Newell, of Littleton, is a filmmaker, writer, speaker, and consultant. She may be reached at senlindanewell@gmail.com, www.lindanewell. org, www.senlindanewell.com, @sennewell on Twitter, Senator Linda Newell or @TheLastBill on Facebook.

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Auretta Marilyn Parker (nee Welborn), known to family and friends as Retta, passed away peacefully on May 3, 2018, at the age of 93. Retta was born in Lebanon, Nebraska, on October 16, 1924, to Lawrence and Auretta Daffer Welborn. She spent her early years growing up on a family farm with four brothers and five sisters, who all preceded her in death. After graduating from Lebanon High School in 1942 and McCook Junior College in 1944, she worked at the McCook Air Base until the end of World War II. Retta earned a degree at the University of Nebraska in 1948, going on to teach at Plattsmouth High School. On June 26, 1949, she married, Gayle Ashton Parker, in McCook, Nebraska, who preceded her in death. She spent much of her adult life in Littleton, Colorado, where she was an active mother of active children and promoted her love of reading as an aide in the Littleton Public Schools. She was involved in Boy and Girl Scouts, supported various sports teams, loved camping and bridge with family and friends. She was espe-

cially fond of attending yearly Welborn family reunions across the country to stay abreast of all happenings with members of her large extended family. Retta will be lovingly remembered by her five children and their spouses: Hugh (Linda), Scott (Janet), Sara (Alberto), Brian, and David (Alicia). She is also survived by brother-in-law Duane Parker and sister-in-law Mary Deardoff Parker, eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and numerous nephews and nieces. Her life will be celebrated at a memorial service at First Plymouth Congregational Church, 3501 S Colorado Blvd, Cherry Hills Village, Colorado, on Thursday, June 21, 2018, at 3:00 pm. Retta will be interred alongside her husband in the Danbury-Marion, Nebraska Cemetery, following a graveside service June 25, 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Retta’s name may be made to the Littleton Public Schools Foundation or the Willa Cather Foundation Memorial Prairie.


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“What have I done for myself lately?” Throughout my career I have experienced exhilarating wins, and I have suffered crushing losses. And I have been everywhere in between. There have been times when I have forgotten about my book of records and achievements, and instead of looking on my past successes to motivate me, I found myself wrestling in slumps. A nd then, somewhere deep inside I would hear the voice of my mentor saying, go back and look at your binder. So, I would open it, read a few of them, or more if I was really in a deep slump, and get fired up again about who I am and what I have accomplished in this life personally and professionally. It really doesn’t matter if you are in sales, management, teaching, manufacturing, healthcare, or any other profession or volunteer position. My

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advice and encouragement is this, that you will create your own “Brag Book,” and that you will go back and read it often to help you stay motivated and to help drive your future success and contributions, and achieve your own goals and dreams. And remember, it may only start with one, but success begets success, and just as my mentor had confidence in me, I am confident that you too will fill your binder and your walls with all of your own rewards, awards, and recognitions. So how about you? Do you remember all the good and great things you have done in your life? Or do you need to be reminded of just how fantastic you really are? I would love to hear your story at gotonorton@gmail.com, and when we can remember that yesterday’s achievement is really tomorrow’s success, it really will be a better than good week.

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May is a breeze for Ashlynn Moore, a junior at Littleton High School. “This is the least stressful part of the school year,” Moore said. “All I have to worry about is finals. I don’t worry about much else.” Moore said her stress peaked in April, when her anxiety over performing well on the SATs left her sleep-deprived for days on end. “I was obsessed with getting a good score because that’s what colleges care about,” Moore said. “I had to retake the test because I did so poorly. I lost focus because I was so tired, and I was trying to make that up with energy drinks.” Moore’s experience isn’t uncommon, Laux said, nor is her coping method: hanging out with friends. “Peers tend to become teens’ primary support group.,” Laux said. Running beneath student stress is the undercurrent of social mediainduced anxieties, Perry said. “Social media is a rough beast to battle with,” Perry said. “It can give outsized impressions of issues:

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For first-timers or the uninitiated in the world of comic conventions, Denver’s annual Comic Con can be an intimidating experience. The sprawling event, which is June 15-17 this year, brings upward of 100,000 nerds, cosplayers and collectors into the Colorado Convention Center for fun, exploration and connection. “There’s a sense of community that comes with these kinds of events, because everyone shares the same passions,” said Tara Hubner, marketing and communications manager with Pop Culture Classroom, which puts on the con every year. “For a lot of people, this is the only time they get to see some of these people, so it’s like a big SEE COMIC, P20

• One of the best parts about Comic Con is seeing the truly exceptional cosplay work so many people are capable of creating. There are the expected super heroes and science fiction leads, but there’s always more than a few surprises. Don’t be shy to ask to take a photo with a particular favorite — most are very friendly and willing to pose. • At the Comic Con website, there are guidelines for what cosplayers are and are not allowed to wear and bring in as props. Hubner said cosplayers need to be covered enough that there’s no risk of “wardrobe malfunctions” and said that as a general rule, if a person isn’t sure about a certain prop or outfit, it’s better to leave it at home. • Littleton’s Reinke Brothers Halloween Costume and Superstore is a great place for cosplayers of all skill levels to suit up, especially as it’s one of the few costume stores open year-round. “We have the latest and greatest costumes, parts and pieces to make a great outfit,” said Greg “Shof” Shofner, general manager of the store, located at 5663 S. Prince St. “Comic Con gives us a great boost every year, and we start our ordering in January to make sure we have enough of all the costumes.” Over the years, the store has built up relationships with reputable manufacturers, so all the costumes they sell are properly licensed. • A big key to the success of many cosplay outfits is the makeup and prosthetics, and Reinke has experts in those areas as well to help provide that movie quality look. • As Shofner tells it, the key is to get started working on outfits as soon as possible, in case there need to be last-minute alterations.

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• It’s downtown Denver, so parking is always going to be tricky and potentially expensive, Hubner said. Pop Culture’s recommendation is to park farther away and take a Lyft or Uber, or take the light rail, since there is a stop right at the convention center. That same weekend PrideFest and the Denver BBQ Festival will be happening, so expect downtown to be extra busy. • With attendance last year topping about 115,000 people, attendees should be prepared for lines and waiting at the June 15-17 event. June 16, a Saturday, will be the busiest day, so Friday or Sunday would be a good day to visit to deal with fewer people. “The schedule for the con will be announced about two weeks out, and we encourage people to take a look at it and get a game

plan, so they don’t lose time wandering,” Hubner said. “We advise attendees to wear comfortable shoes, brings snacks and water to help them.” • The vast majority of the artists and authors who will be speaking are available for photos and autographs for free, but when it comes to major celebrities, there’s more to consider. Tickets to those events can be bought in advance or at the event, but fans should be prepared for lines. According to Hubner, lines for photo ops or autographs can take 30 minutes to an hour. “We recommend people go to the celebrity summit first thing and get a sense of the times when their celebrity will be making an appearance,” she said. “Then get there early if you don’t want to spend a

lot of time waiting.” • There are plenty of ATMS around the center, but using them usually requires more waiting in lines, so bring cash if possible. • Consider staying after hours. A fun part of the con is all the new people that attendees meet, and there are several after-party events available to keep the good times going. • One of the biggest piece of advice Hubner has is to not be intimidated. There will be volunteers spread all over the con who will be more than willing to answer questions and provide guidance. “We’re a very welcoming place, and there’s always someone willing to help,” she said. “We want everyone to have a good time while they’re here.”

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ot many people are lucky enough to know what they do with their lives by the time they reach important milestones like graduating from high school. So, I’m not sure if there’s a name for how lucky 10-year-old Arvadan Payton Maynard is — she’s known she wanted to act since she was 2 years old. “When I was 2, my mom started noticCOMING ing I was really good ATTRACTIONS at memorizing stuff, and could do it quickly,” she said. “That was kind of the start, and by the time I was 6, we started looking for an agency.” In the ensuing years Maynard has worked in several independent films Clarke Reader and was recently cast as one of the leads in a new mystery and science fiction TV series called “Frozen Dead” about cryogenics that is filming in Nederland. And she recently took to the stage for the first time in the role of the Young Queen Elizabeth II in Aurora’s Vintage Theatre’s production of “The Audience.” “What I like about the theater is you can react to the audience and they can react to you. When you’re doing film or TV, you don’t get that connection,” she said. “It’s been my favorite acting experience yet. I think it has so much potential to make me grow as actress and person.” As someone who has been acting locally for so much of her life, Maynard has seen more film and TV opportunities become available in the metro area, but still not as many as places like Los Angeles and New York City. “Last summer got to be an extra in a feature film called ‘Unmarked,’ and now this TV series,” she said. “We’ll be continuing work on it through the summer and will start shopping it around in August. I do have a five-year commitment if it gets picked up.” As to what Maynard’s future holds, in addition to acting she loves dance, so she wants to continue her studies in the fields of dance, drama and acting, and may even consider teaching at the Doral Academy in Westminster — the school she currently attends. “When I get on the stage, I get to leave the past behind and make a new future for myself,” she said. “I want the chance to inspire other kids to do what they love and be what they want to be.”

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Parker gallery offers intriguing look at fiber art “Autumnal Equinox” by Aurora fiber artist Diana Vander Does hangs just inside the entrance into the gallery at the PACE Center in Parker. It’s included in an exhibit, “Contrast,” by the adventurous Front Range Contemporary Quilters, which runs through June 25. Curator Rose Fredrick comments that this exhibit “offers a chance to see the familiar in a new way.” The juror was Linda Colsh. Vander SONYA’S Does’ brilliant red SAMPLER work begins with a digital image print on fabric. Then it is stitched in a more traditional manner — but not quite! Perhaps inspired by a Japanese maple tree, it’s part of an adventurous collection of fiber art Sonya Ellingboe pieces that includes some clothing and other works that will surprise. Open during business hours at the center and of course, during performances. Allow extra time to look at the gallery and the halls. PACE is at 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker. Stutson book honored The charming children’s book “Blue Corn Soup,” by Littleton’s Caroline Stutson, was, sadly, published posthumously. It just won first place for children’s literature in the Colorado Authors’ League’s annual contest and notice has been received by Al Stutson that it will be distributed to every first-

Spring” sparked a riot at its premier and is considered perhaps the most influential piece of music of the early 20th century. Conductor Devin Patrick Hughes will talk about the program at 6:45 p.m. Tickets: arapahoe-phil.org or 303-781-1892. Cleo Parker Robinson “Dream Catchers” with the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble will be performed at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 20 at Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. Tickets: lonetreeartscenter.org, 720-509-1000.

“Autumn Equinox,” a fiber art piece by Diana Vander Does of Aurora, is included in the Front Range Contemporary Quilters exhibit, “Contrast,” at the PACE Center through June 25. PHOTO BY KIRSTEN ORAHOOD grader in the state of New Mexico, an especially fitting honor to a devoted storyteller. Available locally. “Wealth By Virtue” by Chad Gordon of Centennial is the CAL’s choice for general non-fiction. Symphonic music The Arapahoe Philharmonic presents a concert called “Order and Chaos,” featuring works by Brahms and Stravinsky, at 7:30 p.m. May 19 at Englewood High School’s Fisher Auditorium, 3800 S. Logan St., Englewood. Pianist is Jamie Shaak. The Brahms concerto premiered in 1859 with the composer at the keyboard. Stravinsky’s early 20th-century “Rites of

Trail partnership The High Line Conservancy and Denver Botanic Gardens have formed a research and conservancy partnership to survey plant communities along the 71-mile National Landmark High Line Conservancy Trail. Landscaping guidelines will be created true to the historical and native landscape along the High Line Canal, dating back to the 1880s. The trail has five character zones: Wild Canyon, Prairie Retreat, Rolling Foothills, Wooded Village and Urban Refuge. A full assessment of plants has never been made. Images and species lists will be made public when developed. South Suburban The South Suburban Public Art Committee has an opening and invites inquiries from those who want to serve on this nine-member committee. Applicants must live in the South Suburban Parks and Recreation District. The committee meets from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on the fourth Tuesday of

each month. This is a three-year term, beginning mid-summer. Committee selects public art for the district and oversees temporary exhibits. Contact Lynne Wachter, lynnew@ssprd.org. Curtis Center for the Arts Longtime Greenwood Village resident and artist Joellyn T. Duesberry is showing her work from the mid-1970s to 2015 at Curtis Center for the Arts, 2349 E. Orchard Road, Greenwood Village. A book, “Elevated Perspective: The Paintings of Joellyn Duesberry,” and a 32-minute PBS documentary, “Dialogue With the Artist,” will be available. Curator Brenda LaBier will speak at 1 p.m. on June 2. Through June 30. 303-797-1779. Happy City Denver “Happy City Denver: Art for the People” will bring 10 artists’ perspectives on happiness and community wellness. The title is inspired by British Artist Stuart Semple, related to Canadian writer Charles Montgomery’s book, “Happy City,” which questions the intersection between urban design and the science of happiness. Expect unexpected art experiences in public spaces. Nomadic art gallery Black Cube offers artistic direction. Produced by the Denver Theatre District, it will offer installations and experiences in public spaces May 18 through June 30. A publication, “Ear to Ear” will be distributed. A panel discussion, “Happiness Unpacked,” will be held on May 31 at Union Station. For information, go to happycitydenver. com. Bottom line: better mental health…

ACC releases 2018 issue of prestigious Progenitor Art, literature pieces maintain journal’s tradition of quality BY SONYA ELLINGBOE SELLINGBOE@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

Progenitor: A person who first thinks of something and causes it to happen. This definition faces an open-

ing letter from the co-editors, Arapahoe Community College students Cara Allen and Rachel Lozano, in the 2018 edition of Progenitor, Art and Literary Journal 2018. The beautifully produced journal is available free, at the college library, the Welcome Desk on the second floor and in the Community Section of the Aspen Grove Tattered Cover Bookstore in Littleton, Allen said. They comment that “by working

with myriad contributors, each one proud to bring forth their life’s experiences, we strived to create a magazine of pure excellence, while embracing the theme of regrowth out of the ruins of everyday life. More important, these works suggest that there will always be hope that humanity will be seen through the cracks of a cold and brutal world …” The 53rd annual edition of Progenitor was introduced May 2 with a

celebration in the Colorado Gallery of the Arts at Arapahoe Community College. Contributing writers read from and spoke about their pieces, and editors of the journal talked about the logistics of selecting the varied 2018 works from materials submitted. Submissions were chosen from students and from working writers across the country, submitted SEE PROGENITOR, P26

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South Suburban ready for summer BY DAVID GILBERT DGILBERT@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

South Suburban’s outdoor facilities are gearing up for summer, with many slated to start their summer hours on Memorial Day weekend. Cornerstone Park’s batting cages opened in March, but extended summer hours start on May 28 — a couple days after all four of South Suburban’s outdoor pools open on May 26. League sports are available through the summer, but you’d better hurry if you want to join the boys of summer: Baseball and softball registration windows close soon. Slots are also filling quickly in South Suburban’s dozens of youth day camps, so hop to it if you’re looking to find somewhere to stash the youngsters this summer. Visit ssprd.org for more information.

Jim Freeman of the Lakewood Bears senior softball team steps up to the plate at Cornerstone Park.

Members of the Lakewood Bears senior softball team keep their eyes on the ball from a dugout at Cornerstone Park.

Tom Bechtel, who plays outfield for the Diamonds softball team, part of the Senior Softball Association of Denver, tosses a ball back to the pitcher while practicing at Cornerstone Park. PHOTOS BY DAVID GILBERT

Scorekeeper Bob Nappo of the Lakewood Bears senior softball team. keeps his head in the game. “We come out here for the sunshine, fellowship and sportsmanship,” Nappo said.

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of creatives, it can be easy, especially for first-timers, to feel lost and unsure about what is acceptable and allowed by visitors. Pop culture Classroom set up a section of its website at www.denvercomiccon.com/new-to-the-con/ to answer some basic questions, and we spoke to Hubner and other participants to give advice for those new to the con.

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CLASS OF 2018

What’s the one thing you’ve learned that you will carry with you for the rest of your life? Colorado Community Media asks the Class of 2018 about the lessons they take with them as they head into the future. Their responses are as unique as they are. In the next few pages we celebrate the Class of 2018 and wish them great success. Listen to what they have to say about their future.


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Jarron Lewis

Allie Wennerstrom Arapahoe High School I was part of the unified basketball program that’s been here for over 15 years. I was also a part of the swim team and cross country. My junior year I helped start the unified track team for the specialneeds kids, and I’ve been able to peer intern in the classroom with them. I’m in a teacher cadet class, too. What are your plans after graduation? I’m going to the University of Northern Colorado at Greeley. I’ll be majoring in special education teaching. What profession or career do you want

to pursue? I want to be a special education teacher. I love teaching in the classroom. I love seeing the lights come on when students understand something new, and just spending time with them. What do you hope to accomplish in life? I really like to travel. I’ve been to Europe and Mexico, and I love traveling so I’ve thought about doing mission work. If I could do anything, it would be… To have enough money to travel all the time.

Cherry Creek High School Lewis was student body president and was involved in the student senate, African-American Leadership Council, track and field, Principal’s Advisory Council, Diversity Task Force and other organizations. He plans to go to the University of Kansas to study architecture through the five-year master’s of architecture program.

What profession or career do you want to pursue? Architecture, because I have always loved and appreciated the design of houses. What do you hope to accomplish in life? I hope to be truly happy and not impose on others’ happiness. If I could do anything, it would be to … Eradicate discrimination.

What have you learned that you will carry with you for the rest of your life? I learned at Heritage that it’s incredibly important to stand up for what you believe in, but that it’s even more important to always love one another. No matter what you believe in, the most important thing is to be empathetic and compassionate. — Gabi Ahles, Heritage High School

The biggest thing I’ve learned is to treat people kindly and to have compassion. Other people go through things, and you might not understand it, but you can still respect it. — Aliah Pater, Englewood High School

No matter what you do, whether you like it or not, do it with a smile. — Jack Gore, Littleton High School

Not everything has to be so traditional — school, career, job, family — it doesn’t have to be set in stone, and it’s OK to have your own path and be different. I think that gives people more opportunity. — Leah Terry, Colorado’s Finest High School of Choice

How to work cooperatively with people I don’t necessarily get along with. Definitely my four years in marching band taught me that because you get such a wide variety of people doing it that you have to deal with a lot of personalities and a lot of different people. — Travis Hastings, Englewood High School

Throughout my years at Heritage, I have learned what it means to be part of a community, which has taught me to step up and be there for my fellow classmates when they needed help and also how to ask for help when I needed it. Heritage has taught me how relationships are truly the most important thing in life. — Allie Schuman, Heritage High School

The most important thing I learned in high school is that you should always ask for help because you can’t do everything alone. I always thought I could handle everything by myself. It didn’t take me long to realize that not asking for help can hurt you in the long run. — Harper Finch, Arapahoe High School


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Maria Alsubhi Englewood High School Alsubhi was involved in career and technical student organizations at Englewood High School, including Future Business Leaders of America. She’s also involved in theater in stage management. Alsubhi is part of an organization called YouthRoots that collects money for charity and became a youth commission member for Parks and Recreation for the City of Englewood. She is a recipient of the Boettcher Scholarship. What are your plans after graduation? I’m going to the University of Colorado-Boulder to double-major physiology and business and minor in leadership. For now. I don’t expect to graduate with that. I definitely see myself studying abroad, so maybe that will have an impact. What profession or career do you want to pursue? I really would like to get a physician’s assistant degree because I would like to work in nonprofit health care, something like Doctors Without Borders. I want to work in a nonprofit clinic to help refugees of war in the Denver metro area. I hope it grows

nationally … I want it to be as well known as the Red Cross. What do you hope to accomplish in life? Whenever I go home to the Middle East, there are refugees from Syria. They’re everywhere … Some of them are in wheelchairs because a bomb came in and tore their limbs off. Kids without arms — it’s horrible. We have universal health care in Saudi Arabia, so they get what they need, but it’s still hard because of the influx … You can’t turn a blind eye. You have to do something. I can’t end the wars — yet. But I can help those who managed to escape. If I could do anything, it would be ... Change the world. That’s my goal. It’s a bit big. I want to change the mindset that people have toward refugees and toward war. It’s kind of programmed into us. You can’t really go into war and kill someone without thinking of them as your enemy, as the other. I want to change that. If you make sure people think of each other as humans, they’re never going to kill each other. It’s really hard to kill someone you think of as equal to you.

Brianna Botcher Colorado’s Finest High School of Choice Botcher was involved in cheerleading, choir and theater, playing a lead role in all the musicals she participated in. She plans to go to the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley to major in nursing and minor in psychology and theater. What profession or career do you want to pursue? I want to be an ER trauma nurse. I am always the first person to jump into action. We have a few people here who have seizures — I’ve caught a few friends here. I’ve just always known what to do in that split second. We have to

be CPR-certified to graduate here — that’s how I found that passion. What do you hope to accomplish in life? I just want to be happy. I have dreams … I want a big house, lots of land … it sounds super cliché, but at the end of the day, I want to be happy and for my family to be happy. I want to take everything I’ve ever learned and put it into something and be successful. If I could do anything, it would be to … Honestly, I wish I could surround myself in an art studio with endless supplies and never have to pay for it.

What have you learned that you will carry with you for the rest of your life? My AP Lit teacher, Mr. Feld, taught me that our avocation and vocation should be the same. We should do what we love regardless of the money status it earns us. — Julia Woolley, Cherry Creek High School

I have learned the meaning of true friendship, how to work hard and apply myself, and how to create a family outside of my own.

I learned that change is OK. When I got here I had a list of things I wanted to do and everything changed. I learned to go with the flow.

— CJ Mitchell, Heritage High School

— Stefanie Frederickson, Littleton High School

The people you meet and surround yourself with have a big impact on how you feel and act. It’s important to surround yourself with good people. — Jay Kikkeri, Arapahoe High School

While at Heritage, I’ve gotten to see a wide variety of personalities and values. This has helped me be better prepared to work in groups and accept different viewpoints and outcomes later in life. — Jake Swartout, Heritage High School

I learned that you need to work hard on everything you do, because that’s what it takes to reach your goals. — Sandra Tobon, Littleton High School

One of the biggest takeaways I have is to never give up. Just when things start to seem impossible is right when you should push through if you want to be successful. — Clare Dougherty, Cherry Creek High School


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Bryson Franck Heritage High School I was on the varsity cheerleading team for three years, and was captain the last year. I was on the Ambassador executive leadership team. We helped out at school events and conferences, and also guided eighth-graders. I was in the health science internship program. We did basic anatomy and physiology first semester, then we went to six-week internships. I did mine with an orthodontist. What are your plans after graduation? This fall I’ll be going to Colorado State University and studying biology. I plan on going to dental school after that. What profession or career do you want to pursue? I plan to go into orthodontics. I

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chose that because I had braces when I was younger, and I loved the change it gave to my confidence. I want to share that happiness with others. What do you hope to accomplish in life? I hope to make people happy. I want people to be OK with themselves and their smile ... I want people to be able to laugh with their friends. If I could do anything, it would be … To travel the world. That’s always grabbed my attention. I took three years of German because that’s part of my ancestry. I’ve always told my family that I would love for us to go see Europe.

Littleton High School I did soccer all four years. I was the captain of the soccer team. I also did National Honors Society, Greenhouse Club and Ultimate Frisbee. What are your plans after graduation? I’m going to the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. I plan to major in history so I can become a high school history teacher. I might try out for the soccer team there. What profession or career do you want to pursue? Why? I want to be a teacher because I’m fascinated by history and I’ve had such good history

teachers here. They inspired me to stick with something I love and taught me how to get kids to enjoy a subject that some find boring. What do you hope to accomplish in life? I’m not worried about money or status. I want to be happy with myself. It’s most important to love yourself for who you are and not measure yourself by others’ expectations. If I could do anything, it would be… To be a professional soccer player in Europe or maybe join the Peace Corps.

What have you learned that you will carry with you for the rest of your life? No matter how old you are or what you think you are capable of, you can do a lot more. So if you have something you’re passionate about, don’t waste time doubting yourself. Just do it with your whole heart.

I learned it’s OK to fail. It’s how you get back up and face the next adversity that shapes who you are. — Maddie Cannon, Arapahoe High School

I learned that it never hurts to try new things. If it weren’t for the recommendations and support of my teachers and friends, I wouldn’t have done things like run cross country. — Aidan Price, Arapahoe High School

— Isani Singh, Cherry Creek High School

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M o u n ta i n s !

Of all the places you will go…only one lets you dream big and move moutains.

C o n g r a t ul a t i o n s!

Class of 2018!

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‘Sully’ soon will headline Centennial Airport’s 50th Renowned pilot to appear at event benefiting local aviation, aerospace programs BY ELLIS ARNOLD EARNOLD@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

One of the busiest general-aviation airports in the country will host famed “miracle on the Hudson” pilot Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger for its 50th anniversary celebration. The gala luncheon May 25 will see Sullenberger share his credo of “leadership by personal example.” Proceeds from the event will go to benefit the Centennial Airport Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization that supports local STEM education and programs, particularly those with an emphasis on aviation and aerospace. The audience at the Denver Marriott Tech Center will hear an address from Sullenberger about the life lessons that prepared him to handle the historic moment when he saved 155 lives on a flight that landed in the Hudson River. On Jan. 15, 2009, Sullenberger lost thrust in both engines on US Airways Flight 1549 and led his crew to safely execute an emergency water landing on the river in New York. Sullenberger and the crew garnered widespread acclaim for their actions, including the passage of a congressional resolu-

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Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger is a former airline and U.S. Air Force pilot who rose to fame for the “miracle on the Hudson,” the 2009 landing of a US Airways flight on the Hudson River in New York. Sullenberger will be the headline speaker at Centennial Airport’s 50th anniversary celebration May 25. COURTESY PHOTO tion in their honor. The crisis came to be known as the “miracle on the Hudson” and inspired the 2016 motion picture “Sully,” in which Tom Hanks portrayed Sullenberger. Coming back to Centennial Airport to talk about leadership seemed natural for Sullenberger, who served as a fighter pilot for the Air Force from 1975-80. Originally the Arapahoe County Airport, it’s a place he became acquainted with nearly five decades ago.

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“When I entered the U.S. Air Force Academy, I already held a commercialpilot certificate that I had earned while still in high school,” said Sullenberger, a Texas native. “During the Thanksgiving weekend of my freshman year, I traveled to the Arapahoe County Airport to fly a Cessna 172 to get some flight time and maintain my piloting skills. I flew an hour-long flight that day. Over my four years at the academy, I had occasion to fly into (the airport) a few times.” In a changing commercial-aviation industry landscape, Sullenberger’s speech comes at a time when the future of the craft depends heavily on young hopefuls for pilot and technician positions. The nonprofit Centennial Airport Foundation supports local STEM education and programs, particularly with an emphasis on aviation and aerospace. The airport’s executive director, Robert Olislagers, reflected on Centennial Airport’s growth as an influential part of the south Denver metro area. “From humble beginnings in 1968, Centennial Airport has grown to become one of the most respected, premier business airports in the nation,” Olislagers said. It is “an integral part of the economic success of the Denver south metro area, and being able to celebrate 50 years of aviation excellence with Captain Sullenberger, who exemplifies excellence in aviation, is a fitting tribute to not only the airport,

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The Centennial Airport 50th-anniversary gala will be held 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 25 at the Denver Marriott Tech Center at 4900 S. Syracuse St. in Denver. Individual tickets are $250 each. Table sponsorships, beginning at $3,000, are also available. Proceeds go to benefit the Centennial Airport Foundation. Tickets can be purchased at bit.ly/SULLYmedia. For assistance with tickets or sponsorships, contact 720-985-8580 or events@centennialairport.com. Centennial Airport is a general-aviation airport, which means it features flight training and medical evacuation, corporate charter, small cargo and recreational flights, among other uses — but commercial-airline flights, like those on United or Southwest airlines, for example, are not part of the mix. It opened in 1968 as Arapahoe County Airport and is owned and operated by the Arapahoe County Public Airport Authority, a governmental body. It is not located in the City of Centennial, which was formed long after the airport in 2001 — the airport changed its name to “Centennial” in 1984. The airport sits at 7800 S. Peoria St., just south of East Arapahoe Road and southeast of the Topgolf entertainment complex, near the middle of Centennial. It sits mostly in unincorporated Arapahoe County but extends south into Douglas County, and it’s one of the busiest generalaviation airports in the country. but to all who have made our success possible.”

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Three photographers exhibit powerful images in Littleton Stanton Gallery is located in Town Hall Arts Center

IF YOU GO “Past and Future Focus” is displayed in Stanton Gallery at Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main Street, Littleton, through June 22. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and during performances. 303-794-2787.

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“Past and Future Focus,” displayed in the Stanton Gallery in downtown Littleton’s Town Hall Arts Center from May 12 through June 22, accompanies the last production of the theater’s season: “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” which features the rollicking keyboard music of Jelly Roll Morton, with a story and a song or two ... The exhibit explores both historic film and contemporary digital photography. Curator Moira Casey reports that three photographers will participate in “Past and Future Focus”: Karen Zink of Littleton; Tony Lazzari of Roxborough — an exhibiting member of the new Roxarts Gallery at Aspen Grove; and David M. Parks, who grew up in Denver. Each has a story to tell — as did Fats Waller! Thought-provoking images by Karen Zink, a longtime resident of Littleton, include carefully composed collages using everyday objects. She said, “Explaining my art is like trying to hold on to fog or a dream. I work in several areas of photography, some old processes, Polaroid transfers, black and white, color, using different formats, now including digital.” She aims for

In the Stanton Gallery art show with “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” Karen Zink of Littleton creates collages with memorabilia and then records the message they bring. Her work will be exhibited until mid-June in Stanton Gallery at Town Hall Arts Center in Littleton. PHOTO BY KAREN ZINK

a personal response from the viewer, especially women probably. “I often describe what I do as creating inner landscapes, or personal stories, ones that we own ourselves, rather than documenting the external world.” She adds that her dreams are a source of ideas. “Then again, sometimes I just try to make something of beauty.” Tony Lazzari, who is surrounded by natural beauty where he lives in Roxborough, write that he has mostly

lived in the Midwest until a 2013 move to Colorado. In the past several years, he has discovered the natural beauty and the pleasure of learning the craft of photography and exhibiting his images — especially landscapes and night scenes — in Denver, Lone Tree, Highlands Ranch and Littleton, as well as across the U.S. He enjoys experimenting with a variety of lenses and is spending time on urban and street photography. David M. Parks moved to Denver

with his family at age 3, grew up and spent four years in the Navy. He returned and “pursued a career path in aviation,” while developing a parallel interest in photography, gaining formal training at the former Metropolitan State College. He also enjoyed roaming the streets and alleys during 1977 to 1983, using mostly black-andwhite film. He participated in juried shows in Spark Gallery and at the Littleton Museum in 2015, and in the Cincinnati FotoFocus in 2016. The images presented at Stanton Gallery are stills from film canisters that were unintentionally stored for 35 years, until they were discovered and processed in 2017. “In all the time since they were manufactured, they had 1/250th second of light and years of darkness. It is more than just seeing what time has done to the emulsion, but that the textures produced lead us to imagine that something is not quite right with the world. The water and skies are electrified and objects seem to fly through the air. Humanity is gone. All that is left are the structures and tools.”

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between October and February, and the journal is produced by students enrolled in English 231 and Multimedia and Graphic Design 280 at ACC, with funding provided by the School of Communications, Humanities, Art and Design. On more than one occasion, most recently, 2017, Progenitor was honored with the asard for Most Outstanding Community College Literary-Art Magazine by the American Scholastic Press Association. Other awards have also accumulated through the years for this classy production. Winners in the yearly ACC literary Festival and the annual Student Art Juried Exhibition are included in the collection each year, providing an added incentive to enter. Entries were received in poetry, art, fiction and nonfiction and reviewed by the staff. The faculty advisers were Andrea Mason, English, and John Hall, graphic design, as well as Colorado Gallery of the Arts director Trish Sangelo. In addition to Allen and Lozano, student staff included: Rosette Rivera, literary and art general editor; Hollie Giannaula, creative director; Britni Azam, poetry editor; Donna Debacco, web editor; Kera Morris, fiction editor; Milo Shattell, art/photography editor; Bryden Smith, nonfiction editor. Art photos include entries in the an-

“Origami Forest Fire” is by ACC student Jadon Gold. COURTESY PHOTO nual student show and others, including student Jadon Gold’s humorous “Origami Forest Fire,” while written pieces include “Wind Song” by Jane Adair, an award-winning Colorado writer; “Eden,” by Darryl Halbrooks, a Writers Studio Literary Contest winner; and Writers Studio Poetry winner “¡Oye! ¡Gringo!” by Brian Dickson, who teaches at Community College of Denver. The graphic design of the cover is cleverly carried into the journal, with a special ending to each written work. From its crisp cover design of a city growing roots to its collection of polished work, Progenitor 2018 is a treat for the reader. Seek a copy!


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Hear the Ten Commandments read from historic Kristallnacht Torah Scroll rescued from synagogue set ablaze in November 1938 STAFF REPORT

A Torah scroll rescued from one of the 1,400 synagogues set ablaze on the night of Nov. 9, 1938, will make an appearance in Colorado as part of a tour that includes hundreds of Jewish communities worldwide. “The Torah is about knowledge, life, history and law, but this particular one is also about survival,” Rabbi Avraham Mintz, director of Chabad Jewish Center of South Metro Denver, said in a news release. The community is invited to join Chabad Jewish Center at 11 a.m. May 20 for the Shavuot Holiday Torah read-

ing of the Ten Commandments from the Kristallnacht Torah. The reading is followed by a Shavuot Holiday lunch. The blue velvet cover of the Kristallnacht Torah is embroidered in gold lettering, dating the scroll to the Jewish year 5699. That translates to late 1938, which, for the Jews of Europe, marked the beginning of the end for most. The night of Nov. 9, 1938, was when a wave of pogroms engulfed Germany and Austria. That night’s infamous name was taken from the smashed glass of Jewish shops and homes that littered streets. Torah scrolls were thrown into bonfires, sometimes by Jews who were forced to comply at gunpoint, while Nazis danced around the flames and cheered. While witnessing this madness, a 14-year-old boy named Isaac Schwartz risked his life and bolted into the main

synagogue in Hamburg and grabbed a Torah scroll from a smoldering pile of holy texts and other sacred items. He quickly buried it in his family’s yard. The family escaped to Venezuela, but returned to Hamburg following World War II to unearth the scroll. It was in poor shape, with holes, soiling and tears in the parchment. It had survived the Nazis, but not the elements, and sat in disrepair for decades. It stayed in the family until recently, when a friend of Mintz’s bought it from the Schwartz family. Leonard Wien is a businessman and philanthropist who has made it his mission to restore destroyed German Torah scrolls as a homage to his family members and the millions of others who perished in the Holocaust. Wien hired two scribes who spent 18 months rewriting the faded letters in black ink and replacing the parts of the parchment that were beyond

repair. Barely visible now are expertly patched holes and what appear to be light singe marks on the edges of the parchment. Only the cover and wooden finials are new. “This Torah truly captures the essence of our people,” Mintz said in the release. “Many have sought to destroy the Jewish people, but we’ve miraculously survived and we must continue our mission of repairing this world and revealing the light within it. The fact that this Torah will be with us on the Holiday of Shavuot celebrating the giving of the at Sinai captures this message of light, of hope and the promise of even a brighter tomorrow.” Chabad Jewish Center of South Metro Denver is at 9950 Lone Tree Parkway, Lone Tree. RSVP or get more information about this free event at www.DenverJewishCenter.com or by calling 303-792-7222.

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THINGS to DO this week’s TOP FIVE

THEATER

Ain’t Misbehavin’: playing May 18 to June 17 at Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main St., Littleton. Tickets on sale at the box office or online at www.TownHallArtsCenter.org ART/CRAFTS Open Studio: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 24 at the Lone Tree Library, 10055 Library Way, Lone Tree. Work on craft or hobby projects in our studio using libraryprovided supplies, or bring your own. No registration required; contact 303-791-7323 or DCL.org.

MUSIC

A Newsies Musical Revue: auditions at 4 p.m. Friday, May 18 at Spotlight Performing Arts Center, 6328 E. County Line Road, Ste. 102, Highlands Ranch. For ages 6-18. Info: 720-44-DANCE or www.spotlightperformers.com. Great Music from the Arts: 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 18 at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton. Presented by the Littleton Symphony Orchestra. Go to www.littletonsymphony.org or call 303-933-6824. Ballroom and Latin Potluck Dance Party: 8-9:30 p.m. Friday, June 1 at Adventures in Dance Studio, 1500 W. Littleton Blvd., Ste. 207, Littleton. Ballroom, Latin, swing, salsa and tango dance to DJ ballroom and Latin tunes. Swap your favorite finger food recipes. Go to https://www. adventuresindance.com/ event/ballroomlatin-potluckdance-party/ Trace Adkins Concert: 6-10 p.m. Thursday, June 7 at Parker Days 2018. Adkins’s “Something’s Going On” show kicks off the festival. Information and tickets at www. parkerdaysfestival.com. Parker Days Festival: Friday, June 8 to Sunday, June 10. Parade theme is Hometown Hero, and it begins at 8:45 a.m. Saturday, June 9. Vendors will share information about their businesses, crafts and more. Information: www.parkerdaysfestival.com.

READING/WRITING

DCL Presents: Author Karen Kingsbury: 7-10 p.m. Wednesday, June 6 at CU South Denver, 10035 Peoria St., Parker. Go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ dcl-presents-karen-kingsburytickets-44450655106 or DCL.org/ authors-events.

Good Ol’ Fashioned Hoedown: noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 19 at Coventry Farms, 7990 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. Fundraiser and open house for The Right Step Inc. Ticket price includes all food, drinks and activities. Go to https://www.therightstepinc. org/store/c1/Featured_Products.html Order and Chaos: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19 at Englewood High School, 3800 S. Logan St., Englewood. A concert of the Arapahoe Philharmonic. Call 303-781-1892 or go to www.arapahoe-phil. org. Kristallnacht Torah: 11 a.m. Sunday, May 20 at Chabad Jewish Center of South Metro Denver, 9950 Lone Tree Parkway, Lone Tree. The Torah was rescued from one of the 1,400 synagogues that were set ablaze on the night of Nov. 9, 1938. Go to www.DenverJewishCenter.com or call 303792-7222.

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Pinnacle Park Grand Opening: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19 at 2160 Fox Haven Drive, Castle Rock. Go to www.LiveCrystalValley.com. Volkswagens on the Green Car Show: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 20 at Clement Park. Live music, a swap meet, vendors, food and lots of cars. Go to www.vwotg.com. Learn About Scuba: Saturday, May 19 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Sunday, May 20 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) at A-1 Scuba & Travel Aquatic Center, 1603 W. Belleview Ave., Littleton. Try Scuba, hear about travel and equipment, enter to win prizes and more. Go to https://www.facebook.com/ events/215162819069523/ USS Thresher Disaster, Death of a Nuclear-Powered Submarine: 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, May 21 at Southridge Recreation Center, 4800 McArthur Ranch Road, Highlands Ranch. Registration required. Go to http://thehrhs.org/ Play Chess: 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, May 23 at the James H. LaRue Library, 9292 Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch. Drop in for friendly competition among players of all ages and abilities. Kids and families. No registration required; contact 303-791-7323 or DCL.org. Ms. Colorado Senior America Pageant: 2-5 p.m. Saturday, May 26 at Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. Info: 720-509-1000 or www.lonetreeartscenter.org.

America’s Role in WWI: Aerial Warfare: 2 p.m. Monday, May 21 at Bemis Public Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. Learn about the challenges pilots faced in their flimsy, wood and canvas covered aircraft, and the fierce air battles that raged with German warplanes. The program includes the lives of several pilot-heroes illustrating the personal experiences of American airmen. Call 303-795-3961. Brass Band Festival: 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 26 at PACE Center, 20000 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Parker. Five bands and ensembles perform. Go to www. rockymountainbrassworks.org.

Naturalization Ceremony: 1:303:30 p.m. Saturday, May 26 at the Parker Library, 20105 E. Mainstreet, Parker. Douglas County Libraries in partnership with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services hosts a naturalization ceremony and celebration for new U.S. citizens. The public is welcome. A reception will follow. No registration required; contact 303-791-7323 or DCL.org. Highlands Ranch Field Day and Picnic: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 26 at Redstone Park, 3280 Redstone Park Circle, Highlands Ranch. Go to http://HRFD.org. Enjoy iconic games, sports, activities and food trucks. Grist Brewrun: Sunday, May 27 at Grist Brewing, 8470 S. Little Rock Way, Highlands Ranch. Free 30-minute workout with Manic Training is followed by a 4-mil run, walk or ruck. Finish with brew, food and beer Olympic games. Info: https://www.rockymountainbrewruns.com/gristbrewrun/ Proceeds benefit Epic Experience and Vet Expeditions. 2018 Memorial Day Commemoration: 11 a.m. Monday, May 28 at the Elbert/Kiowa Cemetery, 24891 N. Elbert Road, Elbert. Join us in honoring the courage, sacrifice and service of those who fought in America’s wars. Hosted by American Legion Post 181, Kiowa-Elbert. Downtown Walking Tours: 10:30 a.m. the fourth Saturday of the month from June to September. The 45-minute tour begins at

The Courtyard on Perry Street, between Third and Fourth streets, and will conclude at the Castle Rock Museum, 420 Elbert St. Contact 303-814-3164 or museum@ castlerockhistoricalsociety.org. Harmony Horse Expo: noon to 5 p.m. Friday, June 1, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 2 at Harmony Equine Center, 5540 E. Highway 86, Franktown. Take guided tours of the property, attend horsemanship workshops and training demonstrations, and meet adoptable horses. Go to harmonyequinecenter.org/harmonyhorse-expo/ Lawn Mower Exchange: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 2 at Arapahoe Community College, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. Go to http://www.mowdownpollution.org/residential. Program helps residents get rid of their old gasoline powered mowers and switch to electric mowers. History of Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnels: 7 p.m. Thursday, June 7 at the Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock. 50th anniversary of the first blast to start construction of the tunnels; presented by senior historian Lisa Schoch from CDOT. Go to www.castlerockhistorialsociety.org. Contact 303-814-3164 or museum@castlerockhistorialsociety.org.

HEALTH

Anticoagulation Basics, Through Thick & Thin: Learn to live with Warfarin/Coumadin: 1:30-2:30

p.m. Monday, May 21 at the South Denver Heart Center, 1000 SouthPark Drive, Littleton. Registration required. Call 303-744-1065 or go to www.southdenver.com

Diabetes, Prediabetes and Insulin Resistance: 11 a.m. to noon Monday, May 21 at the South Denver Heart Center, 1000 SouhPark Drive, Littleton. Susan Weitkunat, RD, CDE, teaches the ins and outs of diabetes and how to control blood sugar. Registration required. Call 303-744-1065 or go to www. southdenver.com How to Speak with Teens About Alcohol, Drugs and Mental Health: 5:30-6:50 p.m. Tuesday, May 22 at the James H. LaRue Library, 9292 Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch; and Thursday, May 24 at the Parker Library, 20105 E. Mainstreet. Presented by the Douglas County Youth Substance Abuse Coalition, in partnership with All Health, Denver Springs, Douglas County Schools, and others are providing resources and support. Mindful Eating and the Power of Pause: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 23 at the South Denver Heart Center, 1000 SouthPark Drive, Littleton. Presented by Susan Buckley, RD, CDE. Registration required. Call 303-744-1065 or go to www.southdenver.com Apple Cider Vinegar: 10-10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 26 at Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, 11402 S. Parker Road, Parker. Learn how to use apple cider vinegar to support blood sugar regulation, a healthy body weight, heart health and more. Go to http://www. naturalgrocers.com Barre and Bubbles: 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 1 at Northridge Recreation Center, 8801 Broadway, Highlands Ranch. After class, enjoy champagne, apps and mingling. Must be 21-plus. Info: Search for Barre and Bubbles on Facebook.

EDUCATION

Douglas County AAUW Scholarship: Douglas County residents in need of financial support while pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree should follow instructions and fill out application online at douglascounty-co. aauw.net. Application, transcripts and letters of recommendation are due by July 15. Scholarships awarded for the 2018 academic year may be used for tuition, books or childcare while attending school. 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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Pen pals brighten up seniors’ day at Holly Creek Second-graders at Cherry Hills Christian School meet senior letter-writers for first time BY ELLIS ARNOLD EARNOLD@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

How do retired seniors get to know today’s youth? For 82-year-old Shirley Hull and 8-year-old Reagan Davis, they do it by talking about families and animals. And, said Hull, who has written letters to Davis since the fall, “I told her my favorite colors.” At the Holly Creek Retirement Community in Centennial, 42 secondgraders met the seniors they’ve been writing letters to for the first time on April 27. Through a program at Cherry Hills Christian School in Highlands Ranch, the children are matched with senior pen pals, with whom they have exchanged letters since last fall. To kick off their get-together, second-graders sang “It’s a Small World” to the crowd of seniors. Hull and Davis, both excited to meet, said the best part was just getting to know each other. But teacher Sheá Goodwin said the program goes further than that. It teaches kids “how to make relationships based not on someone being in the same class as you,” said Goodwin, a second-grade teacher at Cherry Hills Christian. Students learn to connect with people not based on what they look like or if they’re the best athlete, for example, she said. And in a growing period in their lives, writing letters teaches the children how to answer questions about themselves and ask the same to others. The relationships can be deeper, though, as the gathering showed. “When the kids meet (the seniors),

Alice Hulings, 92, smiles as she holds presents from her pen pal, Ella, a 7-yearold student at Cherry Hills Christian School in Highlands Ranch. “She’s very, very sharp — she reads like an eighthgrader,” said Hulings, a resident at the Holly Creek Retirement Community. Shirley Hull, 82, and 8-year-old Reagan Davis, a student at Cherry Hills Christian School in Highlands Ranch, sit together at an April 27 event at the Holly Creek Retirement Community in Centennial. Hull and Davis, who read a book to Hull, met for the first time after corresponding as pen pals for months. PHOTOS BY ELLIS ARNOLD it’s amazing,” Goodwin said. “One little girl went, `I’ve been praying for you every morning.’ ” One 96-year-old at the retirement community, who never had kids of her own, wrote to a pen pal through the program and found out they had the same birthday, Goodwin said. For Jack Kelly, 82, the spontaneity of the kids made an impression. “They disarm you with their openness and frankness,” said Kelly, a

resident at the retirement community, which sits at 5500 E. Peakview Ave. They’re “very direct — what they see, they say. There’s no show. They’re too early in life to get deceptive.” Parents initiated the pen-pal program so students would have the opportunity to interact with those from another generation, said Debbie Wen, parent of a second-grade student, according to a news release. This is the seventh year students from Cherry

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SPORTS PLAYOFF INTENSITY

Golfer demonstrates unpredictability of game

I Arapahoe’s Camryn MacMillan (20) heads the ball away from the goal as several Mountain Vista players try to get a piece of it. The Golden Eagles won with in a 4-3 shootout after two overtime periods left the game tied 0-0 on May 11 at Shea Stadium in Highlands Ranch. PAUL DISALVO

Area teams advance in girls soccer playoffs son scored twice and Anna Newby once in the Lions’ victory. Valor Christian 2, The Classical Academy 1: Jenna Siebert and Kaleigh Kreimeyer scored second-half goals in the Eagles’ triumph. Silver Creek 2, Ponderosa 1 (OT): Carolyn Ho got the Mustangs’ goal but Alexa Karsel’s tally in the 87th minute eliminated the Mustangs from the playoffs with an overtime loss. Pondo finished with a 12-5 record.

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Mountain Vista and Rock Canyon won close second-round matches on May 11 to advance to the quarterfinals of the girls Class 5A soccer playoffs. Quarterfinal matches were scheduled to be held May 16, with the state semifinals slated for May 19 at Echo Park Automotive Stadium in Parker. The championship match is set for May 23 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City. Class 5A second-round highlights Mountain Vista 0, Arapahoe 0 (OT): The defending state champion Golden Eagles, who won two playoff shootouts last season, survived another by outscoring Arapahoe 4-3 on penalty kicks. This was a rematch of last season’s title game that saw Vista down Arapahoe, 3-1. The Warriors’ season ended with a 12-4-1 record. Rock Canyon 1, Castle View 0: Jamie Tatum, off an assist from Catherine Brown, scored the winning goal in the Jaguars’ win. Castle View finished with a 10-5-2 record. Columbine 2, ThunderRidge 1 (OT): Maddie Duren scored for the Grizzlies, but Tessa Barton’s second goal gave the Rebels a second-round overtime win. ThunderRidge saw its season end with a 12-5 record. Cherokee Trail 2, Cherry Creek 1: The Cougars edged Creek for the second time this season and ended the campaign for the Bruins with a 11-6 record.

Castle View’s Hannah Mares, right, scored twice as the Sabercats polished off Brighton, 5-1, in a Class 5A firstround girls soccer playoff on May 8 at Douglas County Schools Stadium. JIM BENTON

In the 4A playoffs, Littleton and Valor Christian moved on to the quarterfinals with second-round victories. Quarterfinal matches were slated for May 16, with semifinal games set for May 19 at Legacy Stadium in Aurora. Class 5A first-round scores Rock Canyon 4, Fort Collins 1; Mountain Vista 10, Adams City 0; Cherry Creek 4, Prairie View 2; ThunderRidge 5, Lakewood 0; Castle View 5, Brighton 1; Legacy 5, Heritage 0; Broomfield 7, Legend 1 Class 4A second-round highlights Littleton 3, Mullen 1: Sarah Pay-

Class 4A first-round scores Valor Christian 5, George Washington 0; Ponderosa 2, Skyline 0; Littleton 2, Palmer Ridge 1 (OT) Class 3A In the Class 3A state playoffs, Lutheran moved into the quarterfinals, while SkyView Academy sustained a second-round loss. Quarterfinals were scheduled for May 16. Lutheran 6, Alamosa 0: The Lions, who drew a first-round bye, used two goals and an assist from Carli Haney and Abigail Justus’ goal and two assists to beat Alamosa in the second round contest on May 12. Colorado Academy 4, SkyView Academy 0: The Hawks lost for the second time this season to Colorado Academy and saw their season end with a 9-8 record. SkyView Academy 4, KIPP Denver Collegiate 0: Olivia Brown’s two goals paced the Hawks, which scored all four goals in the first half of the May 9 match.

t’s been said many times that golf is an unpredictable sport that requires plenty of mental grit. For myself, golf has always been pretty predictably bad, with a few good shots and holes but very few good rounds. And the mental fortitude has always been missing, since after a good OVERTIME hole, I have myself talked into botching the tee shot on the next hole. Highlands Ranch senior Jenna Chun know all about how golf can be unpredictable, but she has the mental strength to handle it, as Jim Benton she displayed last season at the Class 5A state tournament. After an opening round 83 at The Club at Rolling Hills, she rallied with a 1-under par 71 to tie Grandview’s Amy Chitkoksoong for medalist honors and force a playoff for the individual state title. Chun had a chance to win but missed a putt on the second playoff hole and also couldn’t hole a bogey putt on the third extra hole. Chitkoksoong ran in her bogey putt and was crowned the state champ with a bogey putt. It was a disheartening finish to a very good day but Chun faced the music, acted like a winner and answered question after question following the awards ceremonies. “The best I’ve ever seen Jenna Chun was after the state meet,” said Highlands Ranch coach Jon Cushing. “She took defeat with a lot of grace. Golf is such a mental sport. She has come back this year with a great mental attitude. She doesn’t let one high score on a hole affect her.” Chun, who carded a two-over-par 74 at the Central regional tournament at South Suburban on May 7, won three Continental League tournaments and the league’s Player of the Year. Ralston Valley coach Wendy Davis is another person who can attest to the unpredictability of a two-day state tournament. The Mustangs were five shots off the lead after the opening round but won their first state golf championship by nine shots after a remarkable round in which the average round for the three scoring golfers was 76.3. SEE BENTON, P34


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Warriors advance to boys lacrosse semifinals ended with a 11-6 record. Regis Jesuit 14, Chaparral 7: The top-seed Raiders ended the Wolverines’ six-game winning streak with the quarterfinal playoff win, which ended Chaparral’s season with a 13-4 record. Columbine 6, Cherry Creek 5: The defending state champion Bruins saw their season end with a 13-4 record following the loss to the Rebels. Creek had downed Columbine 11-9 earlier in the season.

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Arapahoe was the lone south metro area boys lacrosse team remaining in the state playoffs, and the Warriors were scheduled to play a May 16 semifinal game against a familiar foe in Kent Denver. The Warriors, seeded sixth in the bracket, won their secondround game on May 12, while Chaparral, Cherry Creek and Mountain Vista lost. Here’s a look at area playoff games:

5A first round Mountain Vista 15, Dakota Ridge 6: Cam Hancock scored five goals and Jake Govett four in the victory. Cherry Creek 14, LewisPalmer 2: The Bruins didn’t have any trouble in posting the win. Chaparral 15, Denver East

5A quarterfinals Arapahoe 10, Mountain Vista 8: Junior Josh Hall and senior Ryan Carlson each scored three goals in the second-round triumph over the third-seeded Golden Eagles. The Golden Eagles season

9: The Wolverines scored four second-period goals to overcome a 3-2 first-period deficit and went on to record the win. Arapahoe 15, Highlands Ranch 8: Junior Dillon Linhardt tallied four goals and Carlson had three in the Warriors’ victory. The Falcons, under first-year coach Brent Adams, finished with an 11-5 record. Colorado Academy 10, Rock Canyon 7: A scoreless third period was costly for the Jaguars, who were upset by 10th-seeded Colorado Academy in the first round. Justin Hansen and Johnny Schabacker each had two goals for Canyon, which saw its season end with a 12-4 record. Columbine 10, Heritage 4: The Eagles fell behind 3-0 and never recovered. Logan

Cox’s two goals paced Heritage, which saw its season halted with a 9-7 record. Regis Jesuit 11, Legend 5: The 16th-seeded Titans ended the campaign with a 7-9 record after the first-round loss to the undefeated Raiders. In the opening round Class 4A playoffs, Valor Christian had an easy win but Ponderosa and Littleton lost. Valor, the two-time defending 4A state champions, was eliminated by Dawson in the quarterfinals on May 11 to mark the first time in three years that the Eagles have not advanced to the state championship game. 4A quarterfinals Dawson School 12, Valor Christian 9: In a rematch of the past two state championship games, senior Austin

Saupe scored three goals while Ian Acheson and Trynor each had tallied two, but it wasn’t enough to notch another win over Dawson. Valor, which ended the season at 12-5, toppled the Mustangs in last season’s 4A title game, 20-12.

4A first round Valor Christian 16, Green Mountain 0: Sean Traynor’s four goals sparked the Eagles’ win that saw eight different players score. Golden 13, Ponderosa 6: The Mustangs’ loss wrapped up a 9-7 season. Cheyenne Mountain 11, Littleton 8: The Lions gave up nine goals in the second period in the loss, which concluded a 10-6 season. Liam O’Malley had three goals and five points in the setback.

Top teams advance in girls lacrosse playoffs BY TOM MUNDS TMUNDS@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

The high school girls lacrosse season is in its home stretch and play has narrowed the field to the eight teams in the May 16 state tournament quarterfinals. The match-ups for the quarterfinal games are top-seeded Cherry Creek facing ninth-seeded Grandview, No. 2-seeded Colorado Academy facing 10thseeded Arapahoe. The other two games will match third-seeded Columbine against sixth-seeded Denver East, while

fourth-seeded Regis plays fifth-seeded Chaparral. The first-round games were played May 9 and the second-round games were played May 12. The top seeded teams won all those except one. That exception happened in the second round as 10th ranked Arapahoe defeated seventh-ranked Pine Creek, 17-5. Cherry Creek, Colorado Academy and Denver East are the only teams in the quarterfinals that have played for a state championship. Cherry Creek has played in every

state championship game since 1990 and has won 10 state titles. Colorado Academy had played and won the championship the last three years. The Angels of Denver East took runner-up in the state in 2010. A lot of girls lacrosse action remains to be played in the state quarterfinals and semifinals. If defending state champion Colorado Academy and 2017 state runner-up Cherry Creek advance through those two rounds of play, they will meet for the state girls lacrosse title for the fourth straight year.

Cherry Creek is undefeated coming into the tournament and the Bruin scored double figures in all their wins except the 9-8 victory over the Collegiate High School team of Richmond, Virginia. Colorado Academy was also undefeated with a 16-0 overall record and a 7-0 league record, scoring an average of 18 goals a game. The Mustangs won the state title the last three years and bested Cherry Creek all three years. Columbine, Regis and Chaparral all have 14-2 overall records, while Grandview is 12-4 and Arapahoe is 11-5.

State golf features local players BY JIM BENTON JBENTON@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

Cherry Creek, Highlands Ranch, Rock Canyon and Valor Christian were south metro schools that qualified four-player teams for the girls state golf tournaments scheduled for May 21 and 22. The 5A tournament was slated to be held at the Boulder County Club, with the 4A tourney set for the Country Club of Colorado in Colorado Springs. The 3A state tournament was scheduled for the Elmwood Golf Club in Pueblo. Creek won the Western regional tournament for the second year in a row on May 7 at Fox Hollow Golf Course in Lakewood. Defending state champion Ralston Valley finished second and also qualified its entire team. Highlands Ranch won the Central regional at South Suburban Golf Course in Centennial, while Rock Canyon won a playoff with Eaglecrest to gain second place in the Northern regional at Collindale Golf Course in Fort Collins. Valor Christian was champion of the 4A Region 2 qualifying tournament held on the Silver course at the Eisenhower Golf Course at the Air Force Academy. Teams qualifying for the state tournament can play all four golfers, with

the top three each day counting in the team scoring. Schools that individually qualify three golfers can compete for team points. Grandview’s Amy Chitkoksoong and Jenna Chun of Highlands Ranch, who tied for medalist honors last season, are back in the field. Chitkoksoong won the individual state championship on the third playoff hole last May. Chun had a 2-over-par 74 at the Central regional tourney at South Suburban. Chitkoksoong tied for medalist honors at the Southern regional played at the Colorado Springs Country Club with a 7-over-par 79. Class 5A Team qualifiers: Cherry Creek (Kaylynn Xia 76, Rachel Penzenstadler 76, Payton Canon 77, Alyssa Chin 78); Highlands Ranch (Haena Kim 73, Jenna Chun 74, Claire Hendee 89, Alaina OIscai 90); Rock Canyon (Ashley Kozlowski 77, Brandy McClain 77, Mia Kliner 98, Annalise Hildebrand 99). Individual qualifiers: Legend — Maddy Dunkle, 83, Melia Buckton, 85 Clara Hosman, 88; Douglas County — Amanda Robert 80; Chaparral — Katherine Malcom 73, Kira Petersen 87; Arapahoe — Courtney Packer 81,

Samantha Packer 85, Christine Attai 89; ThunderRidge — Taylor Tucker 77, Lauren Tucker 84, Hannah Basler, 89. Castle View — Lindsay Taylor 86, Cassie McCord 89. Class 4A Team qualifiers: Valor Christian (Samantha Schoenborn 91, Grace Young 91,

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Collaboration Campus to break ground in Castle Rock R STAFF REPORT

Education, business and community will come together to create a resource for education and workforce training in Castle Rock. The Arapahoe Community College Castle Rock Collaboration Campus breaks ground May 21 on a 14-acre site in The Meadows, according to a news release from ACC. “ACC is very excited to expand our presence in Castle Rock to serve the community through this unique educational partnership,” Diana Doyle, ACC president, said in the release. “The ACC Castle Rock Collaboration Campus will be a dynamic model for progressive

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Wait until next year Next season’s Class 5A girls state tennis tournament could be very interesting because most of the freshman standouts from this year’s tourney will be back and be more experienced and better players. There was definitely a youth movement this season with six of the 12 players in the Class 5A singles semifinals being freshmen. There were 31 freshmen who played in tournament and there are even more sophomores who qualified for the tourney — too many to count. The youth movement cast a tentative feeling over the tournament because of the uncertainty of how the young players would play with the added pressure of playing in an important tournament with many

educational delivery at all levels.” The project is a joint venture F among ACC, the Town of Castle Rock, the Castle Rock Economic De- T velopment Council, Colorado State University and the Douglas County p a School District. CSU and Douglas County Schools m will work to create a pathway from a a high school diploma to associate H degree to bachelor’s degree, the release says. The two-phase project will consistm of two buildings with an estimated I opening of phase one in fall 2019. 7 f The initial educational offerings e will be in business and entrepreneurship, health care, information “ technology/programming, general M education and workforce training. f t w

s more people watching. a “One of the points of focus was l just talking about the environS ment,” said Cherry Creek coach 1 Chris Jacob. “Even though we p hosted the regionals and some of s the girls have been down here to 1 watch state, it’s totally different B when you are playing with the pressure of the crowd. So we spent a lot of time talking about that.” Of the 11 players including those on doubles teams that won state 5A championships, there were seven freshman and two sophomores. So suggestions are needed. Maybe let the teams continue to play 9 vs. 9 or even 7 vs. 7 until a team gets that Golden Goal. Jim Benton is a sports writer for Colorado Community Media. He has been covering sports in the Denver area since 1968. He can be reached at jbenton@coloradocommunitymedia. com or at 303-566-4083.

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Town Hall Arts announces new season Anticipation is one of the great pleasures in life if properly appreciated, and fans of theater and live music now have a several months of anticipation ahead of them with the announcement of Littleton’s Town Hall Arts Center 37th season. The 2018-2019 season offers up five musicals and a play — “American Idiot” runs from Sept. 7 through Oct. 7, “A Christmas Carol: The Musical” from Nov. 9 through Dec. 23, “Casa Valentina” from Jan. 11 through Feb. 3, “Dames at Sea” from Feb. 15 through March 17, “The World Goes ‘Round” from March 29 through April 28, and the season closes with “Sister Act,” which runs from May 17 to June 16. For music lovers, the new season starts with the Littleton Jazz Festival at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17, followed by Lannie Garrett’s “Swing Sets” running at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11, 12, 13 and 2 p.m. on the 14th. The next performance is The Patsy Decline show, running at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 18, 19, 20 and 2 p.m. on Oct. 21, followed by Buckstein’s performance at 7 p.m. on

Jan. 13. The 17th Avenue Allstars Sunday, featuring the National Acappella Champions, is at 7 p.m. on Feb. 24, and The Nacho Men will be stopping by at 7 p.m. on March 3. Soul legend Hazel Miller is stopping by the center at 7 p.m. on April 7, followed by the Colorado Children’s Chorale at 7 p.m. on April 28. The season ends with the Deranged Divas at 7 p.m. on June 9. Season tickets are available now, and single tickets go on sale on July 24. For tickets and information on all the shows, visit www.TownHallArtsCenter.org. A different kind of school band concert Littleton’s School of Rock specifically caters to those looking to master the vital rock components — guitar, bass, drums, piano and vocals — and take their talents to stages in Denver and beyond. School of Rock students will get the chance to live the life of a bar band at Moe’s Original BBQ, 3295 S. Broadway, at noon on Saturday, May 18, with their performance of The Doors vs. Jefferson Airplane. A pair of 1960s psychedelic rock titans, both bands made an enormous impact on musicians of the time and those still following in their footsteps 50 years later. Audiences will have the opportunity

to decide which band is the better as students perform some of both bands’ best. For information and tickets, visit moesdenver.com/englewood-bbq-restaurant-sports-bar/events. Jazz to start the summer at Five Points One of the great things about jazz is the diversity of musicians and styles that fit comfortably inside this dynamic and vital genre. One of the best examples of this in the metro area is the annual Five Points Jazz Festival, which will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 19 and go to 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 20. The free, family-friendly festival features more than 45 bands playing on 10 stages on Welton Street, between 26th and 29th streets. Musicians will be performing all kinds of subgenres, from jazz and bop to swing and funk. Other activities include an art and food marketplace, a musicians’ jam session, film screenings, and a family zone featuring yoga, face painting, a giant slide, jumpy castle and more. This year’s grand marshals are Wende Harston and Jim “Daddio” Walker. For more information and complete schedule. visit www.ArtsandVenues. com/FivePointsJazz.

Clarke’s Concert of the Week — Japandroids at the Ogden Last year, Vancouver’s Japandroids reaffirmed their status as one of the purest rock bands working in modern music with their third album, “Near to the Wild Heart of Life.” I saw them on their first tour in years that March and they completely blew me away. Which means I can objectively say that nobody should miss Japandroids as they stop by the Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Avenue, at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22. Not only will the show feature Japandroids but indie rock legends Wolf Parade. The group made some of the early 2000’s catchiest rock records and went on indefinite hiatus in 2011. The group returned in January of last year and released a great album called “Cry Cry Cry” in October. Together, Japandroids and Wolf Parade make up one of the best bills of the year, so tickets should be purchased posthaste. Visit www.ogdentheatre.com/events/detail/348589 for tickets and more. Clarke Reader’s column on culture appears on a weekly basis. A community editor with Colorado Community Media, he can be reached creader@ coloradocommunitymedia.com.

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ATTORNEY GENERAL, THE FEDERAL CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU (CFPB), OR BOTH. THE FILING OF A COMPLAINT WILL NOT STOP THE FORECLOSURE PROCESS.

May 17, 2018

Public Notices Colorado Attorney General 1300 Broadway, 10th Floor Denver, Colorado 80203 (800) 222-4444 www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau P.O. Box 4503 Iowa City, Iowa 52244 (855) 411-2372 www.consumerfinance.gov

Public Trustees COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 0103-2018

To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On February 23, 2018, 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 K MCHUGH AND MELISSA A MCHUGH Original Beneficiary(ies) NATIONAL CITY BANK Current Holder of Evidence of Debt CITIZENS BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Date of Deed of Trust October 13, 2005 County of Recording Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust October 25, 2005 Recording Information (Reception No. and/or Book/Page No.) B5160218 Original Principal Amount $65,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $54,969.71

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 6, BLOCK 5, FOUR LAKES SUBDIVISION FILING NO.6, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 1732 EAST PHILLIPS AVENUE, CENTENNIAL, CO 80122.

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

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

THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 06/27/2018, 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: 5/3/2018 Last Publication: 5/31/2018 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 BORROWER BELIEVES THAT A LENDER OR SERVICER HAS VIOLATED THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT IN SECTION 38-38-103.1 OR THE PROHIBITION ON DUAL TRACKING IN SECTION 38-38-103.2, THE BORROWER MAY FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE COLORADO ATTORNEY GENERAL, THE FEDERAL CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU (CFPB), OR BOTH. THE FILING OF A COMPLAINT WILL NOT STOP THE FORECLOSURE PROCESS. Colorado Attorney General 1300 Broadway, 10th Floor Denver, Colorado 80203 (800) 222-4444 www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau P.O. Box 4503 Iowa City, Iowa 52244 (855) 411-2372 www.consumerfinance.gov DATE: 02/23/2018 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

DATE: 02/23/2018 Susan K Ryden, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Susan K Ryden, Public Trustee

Public Trustees

The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: Monica Kadrmas #34904 Randall Chin #31149 Weldon Phillips #31827 Lauren Tew #45041 Nichole Williams #49611 Barrett, Frappier & Weisserman, LLP 1199 Bannock Street, Denver, CO 80204 (303) 350-3711 Attorney File # 00000007253974 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.: 0103-2018 First Publication: 5/3/2018 Last Publication: 5/31/2018 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 0092-2018 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On February 16, 2018, 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) Robert W Attleson Original Beneficiary(ies) JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Date of Deed of Trust October 16, 2006 County of Recording Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust November 06, 2006 Recording Information (Reception No. and/or Book/Page No.) B6158433 Original Principal Amount $162,220.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $127,072.15 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 3, BLOCK 1, WINDEMERE HOMES, TRACT NO 1, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 6529 S Windermere St, 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, 06/20/2018, 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: 4/26/2018 Last Publication: 5/24/2018 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 BORROWER BELIEVES THAT A LENDER OR SERVICER HAS VIOLATED THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT IN SECTION 38-38-103.1 OR THE PROHIBITION ON DUAL TRACKING IN SECTION 38-38-103.2, THE BORROWER MAY FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE COLORADO ATTORNEY GENERAL, THE FEDERAL CON-

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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: 4/26/2018 Last Publication: 5/24/2018 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 BORROWER BELIEVES THAT A LENDER OR SERVICER HAS VIOLATED THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT IN SECTION 38-38-103.1 OR THE PROHIBITION ON DUAL TRACKING IN SECTION 38-38-103.2, THE BORROWER MAY FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE COLORADO ATTORNEY GENERAL, THE FEDERAL CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU (CFPB), OR BOTH. THE FILING OF A COMPLAINT WILL NOT STOP THE FORECLOSURE PROCESS.

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Colorado Attorney General 1300 Broadway, 10th Floor Denver, Colorado 80203 (800) 222-4444 www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau P.O. Box 4503 Iowa City, Iowa 52244 (855) 411-2372 www.consumerfinance.gov DATE: 02/16/2018 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: Susan Hendrick #33196 Marcello G. Rojas #46396 Nigel G Tibbles #43177 THE SAYER LAW GROUP, P.C. 9745 E. Hampden Ave., Suite 400, Denver, CO 80231 (303) 353-2965 Attorney File # CO180027 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.: 0092-2018 First Publication: 4/26/2018 Last Publication: 5/24/2018 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 0071-2018 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On February 9, 2018, 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) A. Denise Tautfest Original Beneficiary(ies) Ameriquest Mortgage Company Current Holder of Evidence of Debt LSF10 Master Participation Trust Date of Deed of Trust January 16, 2004 County of Recording Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust February 09, 2004 Recording Information (Reception No. and/or Book/Page No.) B4024216 Original Principal Amount $144,600.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $106,562.10 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. THE EAST 150 FEET OF OT 24, BLOCK 1, BOULEVARD GARDENS ANNEX, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO Also known by street and number as: 3325 S Clay 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, 06/13/2018, 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

Current Holder of Evidence of Debt DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR SOUNDVIEW HOME LOAN TRUST 2006-OPT5, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-OPT5 THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL Date of Deed of Trust OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENMarch 27, 2006 CUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF County of Recording TRUST. Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust NOTICE OF SALE April 03, 2006 Recording Information (Reception No. The current holder of the Evidence of Debt seand/or Book/Page No.) cured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, B6050739 has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale advertise publicPrincipal notices call 303-566-4100 Amount as provided by law and in saidTo Deed of Trust. yourOriginal $277,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will $210,275.47 at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 06/13/2018, at the East Hearing Room, County Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are Administration Building, 5334 South Prince hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of Street, Littleton, Colorado, 80120, sell to the trust have been violated as follows: failure to highest and best bidder for cash, the said real pay principal and interest when due together property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), with all other payments provided for in the evidGrantor(s)' heirs and assigns therein, for the ence of debt secured by the deed of trust and purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in other violations thereof. said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys' fees, the expenses of sale THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A and other items allowed by law, and will issue to FIRST LIEN. the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. LOT 10, BLOCK 7, STARK BROTHERS WOODLAWN ADDITION, COUNTY OF ARFirst Publication: 4/19/2018 APAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. Last Publication: 5/17/2018 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent Also known by street and number as: 5596 S ELMWOOD ST, IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LITTLETON, CO 80120. LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENEXTENDED; CUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. IF THE BORROWER BELIEVES THAT A LENDER OR SERVICER HAS VIOLATED THE NOTICE OF SALE REQUIREMENTS FOR A SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT IN SECTION 38-38-103.1 OR THE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt sePROHIBITION ON DUAL TRACKING IN SECcured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, TION 38-38-103.2, THE BORROWER MAY has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE COLORADO as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. ATTORNEY GENERAL, THE FEDERAL CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will (CFPB), OR BOTH. THE FILING OF A COMat public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, PLAINT WILL NOT STOP THE FORECLOS06/13/2018, at the East Hearing Room, County URE PROCESS. Administration Building, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, Colorado, 80120, sell to the Colorado Attorney General highest and best bidder for cash, the said real 1300 Broadway, 10th Floor property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Denver, Colorado 80203 Grantor(s)' heirs and assigns therein, for the (800) 222-4444 purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys' fees, the expenses of sale Federal Consumer Financial and other items allowed by law, and will issue to Protection Bureau the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as P.O. Box 4503 provided by law. Iowa City, Iowa 52244 (855) 411-2372 First Publication: 4/19/2018 www.consumerfinance.gov Last Publication: 5/17/2018 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent DATE: 02/09/2018 Susan K Ryden, Public Trustee in and for the IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOBy: Susan K Ryden, Public Trustee TICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE The name, address, business telephone numEXTENDED; ber and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the IF THE BORROWER BELIEVES THAT A indebtedness is: LENDER OR SERVICER HAS VIOLATED THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A SINGLE POINT OF Eve Grina #43658 CONTACT IN SECTION 38-38-103.1 OR THE Jennifer Cruseturner #44452 PROHIBITION ON DUAL TRACKING IN SECHolly Shilliday #24423 TION 38-38-103.2, THE BORROWER MAY Courtney Wright #45482 FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE COLORADO Erin Croke #46557 ATTORNEY GENERAL, THE FEDERAL CONJennifer Rogers #34682 SUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU McCarthy & Holthus LLP 7700 E Arapahoe (CFPB), OR BOTH. THE FILING OF A COMRoad, Suite 230, Centennial, CO 80112 (877) PLAINT WILL NOT STOP THE FORECLOS369-6122 URE PROCESS. Attorney File # CO-17-802098-LL OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO

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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.: 0071-2018 First Publication: 4/19/2018 Last Publication: 5/17/2018 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 0072-2018 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On February 9, 2018, 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) KENT B. MORRISON AND KATHY A. MORRISON Original Beneficiary(ies) OPTION ONE MORTGAGE CORPORATION Current Holder of Evidence of Debt DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR SOUNDVIEW HOME LOAN TRUST 2006-OPT5, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-OPT5 Date of Deed of Trust March 27, 2006 County of Recording Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust April 03, 2006 Recording Information (Reception No. and/or Book/Page No.) B6050739 Original Principal Amount $277,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $210,275.47 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

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Colorado Attorney General 1300 Broadway, 10th Floor Denver, Colorado 80203 (800) 222-4444 www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau P.O. Box 4503 Iowa City, Iowa 52244 (855) 411-2372 www.consumerfinance.gov

DATE: 02/09/2018 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:

Monica Kadrmas #34904 Randall Chin #31149 Weldon Phillips #31827 Lauren Tew #45041 Nichole Williams #49611 Barrett, Frappier & Weisserman, LLP 1199 Bannock Street, Denver, CO 80204 (303) 350-3711 Attorney File # 00000007276926

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.: 0072-2018 First Publication: 4/19/2018 Last Publication: 5/17/2018 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 0095-2018

To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On February 20, 2018, 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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CRS §38-38-103 40FORECLOSURE The Independent The0095-2018 Herald SALE-NO.

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

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On February 20, 2018, 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) IMOGENE MANUELITO Original Beneficiary(ies) Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for First Choice Loan Services, Inc. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt BANK2 Date of Deed of Trust May 09, 2013 County of Recording Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust May 20, 2013 Recording Information (Reception No. and/or Book/Page No.) D3062857 Original Principal Amount $270,414.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $249,496.27 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 15, BLOCK 18, BROADWAY ESTATES, FILING NO. ONE, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 6673 South Washington Street, Centennial, CO 80121. 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, 06/20/2018, 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: 4/26/2018 Last Publication: 5/24/2018 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 BORROWER BELIEVES THAT A LENDER OR SERVICER HAS VIOLATED THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT IN SECTION 38-38-103.1 OR THE PROHIBITION ON DUAL TRACKING IN SECTION 38-38-103.2, THE BORROWER MAY FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE COLORADO ATTORNEY GENERAL, THE FEDERAL CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU (CFPB), OR BOTH. THE FILING OF A COMPLAINT WILL NOT STOP THE FORECLOSURE PROCESS. Colorado Attorney General 1300 Broadway, 10th Floor Denver, Colorado 80203 (800) 222-4444 www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau P.O. Box 4503 Iowa City, Iowa 52244 (855) 411-2372 www.consumerfinance.gov DATE: 02/20/2018 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: Deanne R Stodden #33214 Alex M Beltz #43310 Torben M. Welch #34282 Matthew Ryan Sullivan #39728 Messner & Reeves LLC 1430 Wynkoop Street, Suite 300, Denver, CO 80202 (303) 623-1800 Attorney File # 7729.0121 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.: 0095-2018 First Publication: 4/26/2018 Last Publication: 5/24/2018 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent

Lyndsay S. Ressler #37015 Ressler Law 30 East Kiowa Street, Suite 101, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 (719) 578-0200 Attorney File # 6909 S HOLLY

Public Trustees COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 0117-2018 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On March 2, 2018, 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) Aaron Baca Original Beneficiary(ies) Northstar Bank of Colorado Current Holder of Evidence of Debt Independent Bank f/k/a Northstar Bank of Colorado Date of Deed of Trust May 12, 2015 County of Recording Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust May 22, 2015 Recording Information (Reception No. and/or Book/Page No.) D5052453 Original Principal Amount $91,884.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $85,301.90 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. SEE EXHIBIT A ATTACHED. Also known by street and number as: 6909 S. Holly Circle #302 and #306, Centennial, CO 80112. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 06/27/2018, 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: 5/3/2018 Last Publication: 5/31/2018 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 BORROWER BELIEVES THAT A LENDER OR SERVICER HAS VIOLATED THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT IN SECTION 38-38-103.1 OR THE PROHIBITION ON DUAL TRACKING IN SECTION 38-38-103.2, THE BORROWER MAY FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE COLORADO ATTORNEY GENERAL, THE FEDERAL CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU (CFPB), OR BOTH. THE FILING OF A COMPLAINT WILL NOT STOP THE FORECLOSURE PROCESS. Colorado Attorney General 1300 Broadway, 10th Floor Denver, Colorado 80203 (800) 222-4444 www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau P.O. Box 4503 Iowa City, Iowa 52244 (855) 411-2372 www.consumerfinance.gov DATE: 03/02/2018 Susan K Ryden, Public Trustee in and for the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado By: Susan K Ryden, Public Trustee

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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 0117-2018 EXHIBIT A PARCEL A: CONDOMINIUM UNIT 302, HOMESTEAD PROFESSIONAL PLAZA, ACCORDING TO THE CONDOMINIUM MAP THEREOF RECORDED MAY 27, 2004 AT RECEPTION NO. B4096343 AND ACCORDING TO THE FIRST AMENDMENT THERETO RECORDED FEBRUARY 1, 2007 AT RECEPTION NO. B7014259 AND ACCORDING TO THE SECOND AMENDMENT THERETO RECORDED DECEMBER 10, 2013 AT RECEPTION NO. D3147279 AND AS SET FORTH AND DEFINED IN THE DECLARATION OF PROTECTIVE COVENANTS, CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS AND GRANT OF EASEMENTS FOR HOMESTEAD PROFESSIONAL PLAZA RECORDED MAY 27, 2004 AT RECEPTION NO. B4096342 AS AMENDED BY INSTRUMENT RECORDED FEBRUARY 1, 2007 AT RECEPTION NO. B7014260, AND AS AMENDED BY INSTRUMENT RECORDED DECEMBER 10, 2013 AT RECEPTION NO D3147278, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. PARCEL B: CONDOMINIUM UNIT 306, HOMESTEAD PROFESSIONAL PLAZA, ACCORDING TO THE CONDOMINIUM MAP THEREOF RECORDED MAY 27, 2004 AT RECEPTION NO. B4096343 AND ACCORDING TO THE FIRST AMENDMENT THERETO RECORDED FEBRUARY 1, 2007 AT RECEPTION NO. B7014259 AND ACCORDING TO THE SECOND AMENDMENT THERETO RECORDED DECEMBER 10, 2013 AT RECEPTION NO. D3147279 AND AS SET FORTH AND DEFINED IN THE DECLARATION OF PROTECTIVE COVENANTS, CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS AND GRANT OF EASEMENTS FOR HOMESTEAD PROFESSIONAL PLAZA RECORDED MAY 27, 2004 AT RECEPTION NO. B4096342 AS AMENDED BY INSTRUMENT RECORDED FEBRUARY 1, 2007 AT RECEPTION NO. B7014260, AND AS AMENDED BY INSTRUMENT RECORDED DECEMBER 10, 2013 AT RECEPTION NO D3147278, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. Legal Notice NO.: 0117-2018 First Publication: 5/3/2018 Last Publication: 5/31/2018 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent

COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 0121-2018 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On March 6, 2018, 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) Ashley A Frerk Original Beneficiary(ies) Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for FBC Mortgage, LLC Current Holder of Evidence of Debt Pingora Loan Servicing, LLC Date of Deed of Trust August 31, 2016 County of Recording Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust September 01, 2016 Recording Information (Reception No. and/or Book/Page No.) D6098159 Book: n/a Page: Original Principal Amount $254,308.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $249,216.49 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 53, BLOCK 3, WOLHURST LANDING, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO Also known by street and number as: 2885 W Bryant Pl, 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 name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is:

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.

Lyndsay S. Ressler #37015 Ressler Law 30 East Kiowa Street, Suite 101, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 (719) 578-0200 Attorney File # 6909 S HOLLY

THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 06/27/2018, 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 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

THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 06/27/2018, 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.

Public Trustees

First Publication: 5/3/2018 Last Publication: 5/31/2018 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 BORROWER BELIEVES THAT A LENDER OR SERVICER HAS VIOLATED THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT IN SECTION 38-38-103.1 OR THE PROHIBITION ON DUAL TRACKING IN SECTION 38-38-103.2, THE BORROWER MAY FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE COLORADO ATTORNEY GENERAL, THE FEDERAL CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU (CFPB), OR BOTH. THE FILING OF A COMPLAINT WILL NOT STOP THE FORECLOSURE PROCESS. Colorado Attorney General 1300 Broadway, 10th Floor Denver, Colorado 80203 (800) 222-4444 www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau P.O. Box 4503 Iowa City, Iowa 52244 (855) 411-2372 www.consumerfinance.gov DATE: 03/06/2018 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: David W Drake #43315 Scott D. Toebben #19011 Randall S. Miller & Associates PC 216 16th Street, Suite 1210, Denver, CO 80202 (720) 259-6710 Attorney File # 18CO00100-1 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.: 0121-2018 First Publication: 5/3/2018 Last Publication: 5/31/2018 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 0130-2018 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On March 9, 2018, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Arapahoe records. Original Grantor(s) Scott A. Dressen Original Beneficiary(ies) Level 1 Mortgage Llc Current Holder of Evidence of Debt Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC Date of Deed of Trust July 11, 2007 County of Recording Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust July 13, 2007 Recording Information (Reception No. and/or Book/Page No.) B7089911 Original Principal Amount $154,050.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $151,744.29 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 31 and 32, Block 19, Speer’s Broadway Addition, County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado Also known by street and number as: 2965 S Bannock 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

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

May 17, 2018M

NOTICE OF SALE

Public Trustees

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, 07/11/2018, 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: 5/17/2018 Last Publication: 6/14/2018 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 BORROWER BELIEVES THAT A LENDER OR SERVICER HAS VIOLATED THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT IN SECTION 38-38-103.1 OR THE PROHIBITION ON DUAL TRACKING IN SECTION 38-38-103.2, THE BORROWER MAY FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE COLORADO ATTORNEY GENERAL, THE FEDERAL CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU (CFPB), OR BOTH. THE FILING OF A COMPLAINT WILL NOT STOP THE FORECLOSURE PROCESS. Colorado Attorney General 1300 Broadway, 10th Floor Denver, Colorado 80203 (800) 222-4444 www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau P.O. Box 4503 Iowa City, Iowa 52244 (855) 411-2372 www.consumerfinance.gov

DATE: 03/09/2018 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:

Jonathan A. Goodman, Esq. #15015 Karen J. Radakovich, Esq. #11649 Frascona Joiner Goodman and Greenstein PC 4750 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder, CO 803055500 (303) 494-3000 Attorney File # 7192-11540

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.: 0130-2018 First Publication: 5/17/2018 Last Publication: 6/14/2018 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 0132-2018

To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On March 9, 2018, 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) STEPHANIE GARCIA Original Beneficiary(ies) MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR CAPITOL COMMERCE MORTGAGE CO., ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS Current Holder of Evidence of Debt SPECIALIZED LOAN SERVICING LLC Date of Deed of Trust July 16, 2001 County of Recording Arapahoe Recording Date of Deed of Trust July 27, 2001 Recording Information (Reception No. and/or Book/Page No.) B1122784 Original Principal Amount $104,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $128,565.13

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 37 AND 38, BLOCK 93, SHERIDAN HEIGHTS, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO Also known by street and number as: 2087 WEST ADRIATIC PLACE,

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with all other payments provided for in the evid-

May ence 17, of 2018 debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof.

THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN.

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LOTS 37 AND 38, BLOCK 93, SHERIDAN HEIGHTS, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO Also known by street and number as: 2087 WEST ADRIATIC PLACE, 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, 07/11/2018, 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: 5/17/2018 Last Publication: 6/14/2018 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 BORROWER BELIEVES THAT A LENDER OR SERVICER HAS VIOLATED THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT IN SECTION 38-38-103.1 OR THE PROHIBITION ON DUAL TRACKING IN SECTION 38-38-103.2, THE BORROWER MAY FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE COLORADO ATTORNEY GENERAL, THE FEDERAL CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU (CFPB), OR BOTH. THE FILING OF A COMPLAINT WILL NOT STOP THE FORECLOSURE PROCESS. Colorado Attorney General 1300 Broadway, 10th Floor Denver, Colorado 80203 (800) 222-4444 www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau P.O. Box 4503 Iowa City, Iowa 52244 (855) 411-2372 www.consumerfinance.gov DATE: 03/09/2018 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

Notice is given that a hearing is scheduled as follows: Date: June 6, 2018 Time: 9:30 a.m. Location: Arapahoe County Court 1790 W. Littleton Blvd. Division A2 Littleton, Colorado 80120

Name Changes

For the purpose of requesting a change of name for Elijah Matthew Gibson At this hearing the Court may enter an order changing the name of the minor child. To support or voice objection to the proposed name change, you must appear at the hearing. Date: 18 April 2018 Legal Notice No.: 521526 First Publication: April 26, 2018 Last Publication: May 24, 2018 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: Cortney Kuenzler For Minor Child: Jordan Shea To Change the Child’s Name to: Jordan Kuenzler Case Number: 18 C 100322 NOTICE TO NON-CUSTODIAL PARENT BY PUBLICATION Notice to: Jeffrey Parisoff, non custodial parent. Notice is given that a hearing is scheduled as follows: Date: June 13, 2018 Time: 9:30 a.m. Location: Arapahoe County Court 1790 W. Littleton Blvd. Littleton, Colorado 80120 For the purpose of requesting a change of name for Jordan Brooke Kuenzler At this hearing the Court may enter an order changing the name of the minor child. To support or voice objection to the proposed name change, you must appear at the hearing. Date: 25, 2018 Legal Notice No.: 521540 First Publication: May 3, 2018 Last Publication: May 31, 2018 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on May 4, 2018, 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 Wesly Lee Parker be changed to Wesley Lee Parker Case No.: 18C100349 By:Kim Boswell Clerk of Court / Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 521575 First Publication: May 17, 2018 Last Publication: May 31, 2018 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name

Janeway Law Firm, P.C. 9800 S. Meridian Blvd., Suite 400, Englewood, CO 80112 (303) 7069990 Attorney File # 18-017897

Public notice is given on April 24, 2018, that a Petition for a Change of Name of an adult has been filed with the Arapahoe County Court.

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.

The petition requests that the name of Thomas James Gauna be changed to Thomas James Pagnotta Case No.: 18 C 100321

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By: Amy Johnson Clerk of Court / Deputy Clerk

Legal Notice NO.: 0132-2018 First Publication: 5/17/2018 Last Publication: 6/14/2018 Name of Publication: Littleton Independent

Legal Notice No: 521537 First Publication: May 3, 2018 Last Publication: May 17, 2018 Publisher: Littleton Independent

Name Changes Public Notice County Court, Arapahoe County, Colorado 1790 W. Littleton Blvd. Littleton, Colorado 80120 In the Matter of the Petition of: Parent/ Petitioner: Jennifer Van Horn For Minor Child: Elijah Gibson To Change the Child’s Name to: Elijah Van Horn Case Number: 18 C 100300 NOTICE TO NON-CUSTODIAL PARENT BY PUBLICATION Notice to: Michael Gibson, non custodial parent. Notice is given that a hearing is scheduled as follows: Date: June 6, 2018 Time: 9:30 a.m. Location: Arapahoe County Court 1790 W. Littleton Blvd. Division A2 Littleton, Colorado 80120 For the purpose of requesting a change of name for Elijah Matthew Gibson

PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on April 25, 2018, 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 Nicholas Van Luangphithack be changed to Nicholas Van Cabral Case No.: 2018 C 100325 By: Amy Johnson Clerk of Court / Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 521542 First Publication: May 3, 2018 Last Publication: May 17, 2018 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on April 27, 2018, 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 Alisen Tresa Rosenberg be changed to Alisen Tresa Rocharde Case No.: 18 C 100332

Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on April 27, 2018, 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 Alisen Tresa Rosenberg be changed to Alisen Tresa Rocharde Case No.: 18 C 100332 By: Clerk of Court / Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 521556 First Publication: May 10, 2018 Last Publication: May 24, 2018 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on April 27, 2018, 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 Numair Hashim Khan be changed to Numair Ali Javed Case No.: 18 C 100333 By: Kim Boswell Clerk of Court / Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 521557 First Publication: May 10, 2018 Last Publication: May 24, 2018 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on May 1, 2018, 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 Muhannad Abbadi be changed to Muhannad Jordan Abbadi Case No.: 18 C 100340 By: Clerk of Court / Deputy Clerk Reference Order for Publication Colorado State Forms JDF 426 and JDF 427 Legal Notice No: 521558 First Publication: May 10, 2018 Last Publication: May 24, 2018 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on May 1, 2018, 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 Jonathan Daniel Brust be changed to Jonathan Daniel Blackthorne Case No.: 18 C 100338 By: Clerk of Court / Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 521560 First Publication: May 10, 2018 Last Publication: May 24, 2018 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on May 3, 2018, 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 Yuxin Zhang be changed to Eugene Yuxin Zhang Case No.: 18 C 100347 By:Kim Boswell Clerk of Court / Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 521568 First Publication: May 10, 2018 Last Publication: May 24, 2018 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on May 4, 2018, 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 Stephanie Ann Bender be changed to Fana Rodriguez Case No.: 18 C 100352 By: Amy Johnson, Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 521585 First Publication: May 17, 2018 Last Publication: May 31, 2018 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on May 9, 2018, 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 Dana Paul Dixon be changed to Dana Christina Dixon Case No.: 18 C 100363 Shauna Kloak, Clerk of Court By: Kim Boswell, Deputy Clerk

Public notice is given on May 9, 2018, 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 Dana Paul Dixon be changed to Dana Christina Dixon Case No.: 18 C 100363

Name Changes

Shauna Kloak, Clerk of Court By: Kim Boswell, Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 521588 First Publication: May 17, 2018 Last Publication: May 31, 2018 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on May 8, 2018, 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 Ferdinand Weston be changed to Ferdinand Fred Nevins Case No.: 18 C 100362 By: Amy Johnson Clerk of Court / Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 521589 First Publication: May 17, 2018 Last Publication: May 31, 2018 Publisher: Littleton Independent

Notice To Creditors Public Notice NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Jeanette L. Luse, aka Jeanette Lenore Luse, Deceased Case Number: 18 PR 30364 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 4, 2018, or the claims may be forever barred. Kristine Ann McCann, Personal Representative P.O. Box 625 Los Gatos, CA 95031 Legal Notice No.: 521530 First Publication: May 3, 2018 Last Publication: May 17, 2018 Publisher: Littleton Independent Public Notice NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Ramon Fernando Guerra II, also known as Ramon F. Guerra II, also known as Ramon Fernando Guerra, also known as Ramon F. Guerra, also known as Ramon Guerra, and also known as Ramon Guerra II, Deceased Case Number: 2018PR30407 All persons having claims against the abovenamed estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to District Court of the County of Arapahoe, Colorado on or before September 4, 2018, or the claims may be forever barred. David A. Simmental, Esq. Attorney to the Personal Representative 5655 South Yosemite Street, Suite 350 Greenwood Village, CO 80111 Legal Notice No.: 521531 First Publication: May 3, 2018 Last Publication: May 17, 2018 Publisher: Littleton Independent Public Notice

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/s/ original signature on file in office of Palmer, Goertzel & Associates, PC Cynthia A. Bauer Co-Personal Representative

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c/o Tamra A. Palmer, Esq. Palmer, Goertzel & Associates, P.C. Attorney for Estate 6060 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., #200 Greenwood Village, CO 80111 Legal Notice No.: 521533 First Publication: May 3, 2018 Last Publication: May 17, 2018 Publisher: Littleton Independent Public Notice NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Floyd Jay Perlmeter, aka Floyd Perlmeter, Deceased Case Number: 2018PR30377

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, 2018, or the claims may be forever barred. Peggy Anne Randall & Stuart Ira Perlmeter, Co-Personal Representatives c/o Groves Law, LLC 281 S. Pearl Street Denver, CO 80209 Legal Notice No.: 521535 First Publication: May 3, 2018 Last Publication: May 17, 2018 Publisher: The Englewood Herald and the Littleton Independent Public Notice NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Douglas Allen Wooding, aka Douglas Wooding, aka Douglas A. Wooding, aka Doug Wooding, Deceased Case Number: 2018PR30381

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, 2018, or the claims may be forever barred. Sue M. Wooding Personal Representative c/o Pearman Law Firm 4195 Wadsworth Blvd Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 Legal Notice No.: 521536 First Publication: May 3, 2018 Last Publication: May 17, 2018 Publisher: Littleton Independent Public Notice NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Carolyn Cook, Deceased Case Number: 2018PR30357

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, 2018, or the claims may be forever barred. Jon Michael Hall Personal Representative 11677 Larkspur Drive Parker, CO 80134 Legal Notice No.: 521539 First Publication: May 3, 2018 Last Publication: May 17, 2018 Publisher: Littleton Independent Public Notice

Estate of George Dragan, Deceased Case Number: 2018PR30390

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of John Joseph Yara, Deceased Case Number: 2018PR030413

All persons having claims against the abovenamed estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to District Court of the County of Arapahoe, Colorado on or before September 4, 2018, or the claims may be forever barred.

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 or on or before September 4, 2018, or the claims may be forever barred.

David A. Simmental, Esq. Attorney to the Personal Representative 5655 South Yosemite Street, Suite 350 Greenwood Village, CO 80111

John Joseph Yara, Jr. Personal Representative 11367 E. Utah Place Aurora, CO 80012

Legal Notice No.: 521532 First Publication: May 3, 2018 Last Publication: May 17, 2018 Publisher: Littleton Independent

Legal Notice No.: 521545 First Publication: May 3, 2018 Last Publication: May 17, 2018 Publisher: Littleton Independent

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Public Notice

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Mary A. Bauer, Deceased Case No.: 18PR30424

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Peter Van Soest, AKA Peter D. Van Soest, AKA Peter David Van Soest , Deceased Case Number: 18PR150

All persons having claims against the above named estate are required to present them to the personal representative or to the (District Court of the County of Arapahoe Colorado) on or before September 4, 2018, or the claims may be forever barred. /s/ original signature on file in office of Palmer, Goertzel & Associates, PC Pamela S. Bracken Co-Personal Representative /s/ original signature on file in office of Palmer, Goertzel & Associates, PC Cynthia A. Bauer Co-Personal Representative c/o Tamra A. Palmer, Esq. Palmer, Goertzel & Associates, P.C. Attorney for Estate

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 10, 2018, or the claims may be forever barred. John Van Soest Personal Representative 5411 E Dickenson Place Denver, CO 80222 Legal Notice No.: 521553 First Publication: May 10, 2018 Last Publication: May 24, 2018 Publisher: Littleton Independent

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of John Joseph Ossino, aka Angelo John Ossino, aka Angelo Joseph Ossino, aka John J. Ossino, aka John Angelo Ossino, aka John J. Angelo Ossino, aka Angelo Ossino, Deceased Case Number: 2018 PR 30333

Notice To Creditors

Notice To Creditors

Public Notice

Public Notice

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of NANCY LEE SHIELDS, a/k/a NANCY L. SHIELDS, a/k/a NANCY SHIELDS Deceased Case Number: 2018pr30402

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of JOYCE ELAINE LEARY, A/K/A JOYCE E. LEARY, A/K/A JOYCE LEARY, Deceased Case Number: 2018PR30475

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 10, 2018, or the claims may be forever barred.

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 or on or before September 11, 2018, or the claims may be forever barred. Mark R. Lewis, P.C. Attorney for Personal Representative PO Box 370687, Denver, CO 80237 (303) 745-5200 Barry A. Shields Personal Representative 4960 S. Fox Street Englewood, CO 80110 Legal Notice No.: 521550 First Publication: May 10, 2018 Last Publication: May 24, 2018 Publisher: Englewood Herald Public Notice NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Phyllis June Wyss, a/k/a Phyllis J. Wyss, a/k/a Phyllis Wyss, Deceased Case Number: 2018PR30454

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 or on or before September 10, 2018, or the claims may be forever barred. Shawn A. Wyss, Personal Representative c/o Law Office of Byron K. Hammond, LLC 3900 E. Mexico Ave., Ste. 300 Denver, CO 80210 Legal Notice No.: 521562 First Publication: May 10, 2018 Last Publication: May 24, 2018 Publisher: Littleton Independent Public Notice NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Sharon Lynne Stinnett, a/k/a Sharon L. Stinnett, a/k/a Sharon Stinnett, Deceased Case Number: 2018PR30411 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 10, 2018, or the claims may be forever barred. Darla L. Ramer, Personal Representative ℅ James A. Littlepage, Attorney at Law 1777 S. Harrison St., Suite 1500 Denver, CO 80210 Legal Notice No.: 521567 First Publication: May 10, 2018 Last Publication: May 24, 2018 Publisher: Littleton Independent Public Notice NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of JOSEPH A. VUMBACO, A/K/A JOSEPH VUMBACO, Deceased Case Number: 2018PR30426

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, or on or before September 10, 2018, or the claims may be forever barred. Linda M. Vumbaco Personal Representative 9 Sunrise Drive Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113 Legal Notice No.: 521570 First Publication: May 10, 2018 Last Publication: May 24, 2018 Publisher: Littleton Independent Public Notice NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Sidney John White, aka Sidney J. White, aka Sidney White Deceased Case Number: 2018PR030408

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 10, 2018, or the claims may be forever barred. Philip R. White, Personal Representative 1524 61st Ave. Court Greeley, CO 80634 Legal Notice No.: 521576 First Publication: May 17, 2018 Last Publication: May 31, 2018 Publisher: Englewood Herald and Littleton Independent

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 or on or before September 17, 2018, or the claims may be forever barred. Timothy A. Leary Personal Representative 503 E. 131st Way Thornton, CO 80241 Legal Notice No.: 521590 First Publication: May 17, 2018 Last Publication: May 31, 2018 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Laverne D. Bennett, aka Laverne Dorothy Bennett, and aka Laverne Bennett, Deceased Case Number: 2018 PR 30397 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 4, 2018, or the claims may be forever barred. Personal Representative William S. Bennett 7155 South Locust Circle Centennial, Colorado 80112 Legal Notice No: 521534 First Publication: May 3, 2018 Last Publication: May 17, 2018 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Lucille Hammonds Pate, aka Lucille H. Pate, Deceased Case Number: 2018 PR 30419 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, 2018, or the claims may be forever barred. Joe Ennis Pate Personal Representative 7276 W. Walker Drive Littleton, Colorado 80123 Legal Notice No: 521548 First Publication: May 3, 2018 Last Publication: May 17, 2018 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Melvin M. Zabel, Deceased Case Number: 2017 PR 30689 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 12, 2018, or the claims may be forever barred. Timothy Hower Personal Representative 12815 East Mercer Lane Scottsdale, AZ 85259 Legal Notice No: 521554 First Publication: May 10, 2018 Last Publication: May 24, 2018 Publisher: Englewood Herald and the Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Haidee W. Colescott, Deceased Case Number: 2018 PR 143 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 10, 2018, or the claims may be forever barred. Shelley A. Reed Personal Representative 3284 S. Grant Street Englewood, Colorado 80113 Legal Notice No: 521561 First Publication: May 10, 2018 Last Publication: May 24, 2018 Publisher: Englewood Herald and the Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of John Joseph Ossino, aka Angelo John Ossino, aka Angelo Joseph Ossino, aka John J. Ossino, aka John Angelo Ossino, aka John J. Angelo Ossino, aka Angelo Ossino, Deceased Case Number: 2018 PR 30333 All persons having claims against the abovenamed estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District

John R. LeMay Personal Representative 1315 S. 165th Street Omaha, NE 68130 Legal Notice No: 521563 First Publication: May 10, 2018 Last Publication: May 24, 2018 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Kathleen T. Kellison, Deceased Case Number: 2018 PR 30453 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 10, 2018, or the claims may be forever barred. Timothy Joseph Kellison Personal Representative 13448 Krameria Street Thornton, Colorado 80602 Legal Notice No: 521569 First Publication: May 10, 2018 Last Publication: May 24, 2018 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Kathryn M. Ayers, a/k/a Kathryn Marie Ayers, a/k/a Kathryn Ayers, Deceased Case Number: 18PR30428 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 17, 2018, or the claims may be forever barred. Ronald Lee Eccles Personal Representative 9915 E. Hawaii Place Aurora, CO 80247 Legal Notice No: 521579 First Publication: May 17, 2018 Last Publication: May 31, 2018 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Fritz A. Lau, aka Fritz Lau, Deceased Case Number: 2018 PR 30461 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 18, 2018, or the claims may be forever barred. Brian K. Lau Co-Personal Representative 6410 East Jamison Circle North Centennial, Colorado 80112 Diane R. Lau Co-Personal Representative 19565 Ball Butte Court Bend, Oregon 97702 Legal Notice No: 521580 First Publication: May 17, 2018 Last Publication: May 31, 2018 Publisher: Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Carylyn Becker Lewis, aka Carylyn B. Lewis, aka Carylyn Lewis, Deceased Case Number: 2018 PR 30470 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 17, 2018, or the claims may be forever barred. Robert E. Lewis Personal Representative for the Estate of Carylyn B. Lewis, Deceased c/o Moye | White, LLP 1600 16th Street, 6th Floor Denver, Colorado 80202 Legal Notice No: 521586 First Publication: May 17, 2018 Last Publication: May 31, 2018 Publisher: Englewood Herald and the Littleton Independent PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Catherine Ellen Calkins, aka Catherine E. Calkins, aka Catherine Calkins, Deceased Case Number: 2018 PR 30436 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 17, 2018, or the claims may be forever barred.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Catherine Ellen Calkins, aka Catherine E. Calkins, aka Catherine Calkins, Deceased Case Number: 2018 PR 30436

Notice To Creditors

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 17, 2018, or the claims may be forever barred. Thomas A. Handley Jr. Personal Representative P.O. Box 4844 St. Paul, MN 55101 Legal Notice No: 521587 First Publication: May 17, 2018 Last Publication: May 31, 2018 Publisher: Littleton Independent

Misc. Private Legals Public Notice DISTRICT COURT, ARAPAHOE COUNTY, STATE OF COLORADO Case No.: 2017CV031425, Div: 21 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL PROPERTY PLAINTIFF: PEACHWOOD HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. v. DEFENDANTS: ANGELA KAUFFMAN; LAKEVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC; MIDLAND CREDIT MANAGEMENT INC; and MARGARET T CHAPMAN AS ACTING PUBLIC TRUSTEE FOR ARAPAHOE COUNTY. Regarding: Lot 46, Block 2, Peachwood Subdivion Filing No. 2, County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado.; Also known as: 12061 E. Hoye Drive, Aurora, CO 80012. TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS, Please take notice:

CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION THE DATE OF THE NOTICE OF LIEN BEING FORECLOSED: RECORDED 9/13/16 AT RECEPTION NUMBER D6102426 IN THE OFFICE OF THE ARAPAHOE COUNTY CLERK AND RECORDER. THE AMOUNT OF THE ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL BALANCE OF THE LIEN: $7024.10. THE AMOUNT OF THE OUTSTANDING PRINCIPAL BALANCE OF THE INDEBTEDNESS AS OF 1/22/18, THE DATE OF ENTRY OF JUDGMENT AND DECREE OF FORECLOSURE: $13,650.38. ADDITIONAL ASSESSMENTS, ATTORNEY FEES, LATE FEES, COSTS AND INTEREST CONTINUE TO ACCRUE PURSUANT TO PLAINTIFF’S RECORDED DECLARATION AND STATUTE UNTIL TITLE VESTS IN A NEW OWNER.

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LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY TO BE FORECLOSED: CONDOMINIUM UNIT 10, BUILDING B, TIMBERS CONDOMINIUM, ACCORDING TO THE CONDOMINIUM MAP RECORDED NOVEMBER 22, 1974 IN BOOK 27 AT PAGE 87-92 AND ACCORDING TO THE CONDOMINIUM DECLARATION RECORDED NOVEMBER 22, 1974 IN BOOK 2292 AT PAGE 516, AND AMENDMENT RECORDED IN BOOK 2294 AT PAGE 316, BOOK 2295 AT PAGE 102, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO PARCEL ID: 2073-06-1-16-024 ALSO KNOWN AS: 3539 SOUTH FAIRPLAY WAY, UNIT B10, AURORA, CO 80014

ALL OF THE PROPERTY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN BEING FORECLOSED IS DESCRIBED IN THE LIEN AND LIS PENDENS.

AN ORDER GRANTING MOTION FOR DEFAULT JUDGMENT AND DECREE OF FORECLOSURE HAS ENTERED IN THIS ACTION REGARDING A LIEN FOR UNPAID ASSESSMENTS DUE PLAINTIFF, CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION OF EAST HAMPDEN CIRCLE, INC. AKA THE TIMBERS CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, PURSUANT TO THE COLORADO COMMON INTEREST OWNERSHIP ACT (CCIOA), C.R.S. 38-33.3-316 AND THE RECORDED DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION OF EAST HAMPDEN CIRCLE, INC. AKA THE TIMBERS CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION.

You and each of you are hereby notified that a Sheriff's Sale of the referenced property is to be conducted by the Sheriff's Office of the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado at 10 O’clock .A.M., on the 21st day of June 2018, at 13101 East Broncos Parkway, Centennial, CO 80112, phone number 720-874-3851. At which sale, the above described real property and improvements thereon will be sold to the highest bidder. Plaintiff makes no warranty relating to title, possession, or quiet enjoyment in and to said real property in connection with this sale.

THE NAME, ADDRESS, BUSINESS TELEPHONE NUMBER AND BAR REGISTRATION NUMBER OF THE ATTORNEYS REPRESENTING THE HOLDER OF THE ASSESSMENT LIEN ARE: SPRINGMAN, BRADEN, WILSON & PONTIUS P.C., (CONTACT KAREN KELLYBRAEM, #36282) 4175 HARLAN ST #200 WHEAT RIDGE, CO 80033, TELEPHONE NUMBER 303-685-4633, EXT 117.

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

NOTICE OF SALE: I SHALL OFFER FOR PUBLIC SALE TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, FOR CASE, AT PUBLIC AUCTION, ALL THE RIGHT, TITLE AND INTEREST OF THE DEFENDANTS IN SAID PROPERTY ON JUNE 28, 2018 AT 10:00 AM, AT THE FRONT STEPS OF THE ARAPAHOE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE, 13101 E. BRONCOS PKWY., CENTENNIAL, CO 80112.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LIEN BEING FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN ON THE SUBJECT PROPERTY. Judgment is in the amount of $14,356.52. DATED: March 13, 2018. David C. Walcher Arapahoe County Sheriff By: Trent Steffa, Deputy Sheriff Legal Notice No.: 521293 First Publication: April 26, 2018 Last Publication: May 24, 2018 Published In: Littleton Independent 750 W Hampden Ave, Suite 225 Englewood, CO 80110 Public Notice DISTRICT COURT, ARAPAHOE COUNTY, COLORADO COURT ADDRESS: 7325 S. POTOMAC ST., CENTENNIAL, CO PLAINTIFF: THE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION OF EAST HAMPDEN CIRCLE, INC. AKA THE TIMBERS CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION DEFENDANT: SCOTT HIMLE AND OCCUPANT IN POSSESSION CASE NO.: 17CV32508 SPRINGMAN, BRADEN, WILSON & PONTIUS, P.C. – ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF DEBORAH L. WILSON, #27915 PAUL FARRER #30996 KRISTI BUNGE, #34182 KAREN KELLY-BRAEM, #36282 4175 HARLAN ST #200 WHEAT RIDGE CO 80033 PH:(303) 685-4633 FAX:(303) 685-4627 E-MAIL: SBWP@SBWP-LAW.COM YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED AS FOLLOWS: UNDER AN ORDER GRANTING MOTION FOR DEFAULT JUDGMENT AND DECREE OF FORECLOSURE ENTERED JANUARY 22, 2018 IN CASE NO. 2017CV32508 I AM ORDERED TO SELL CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY, AS FOLLOWS: JUDGMENT DEBTORS IN FORECLOSURE: SCOTT HIMLE JUDGMENT CREDITOR: FORECLOSING LIENHOLDER – CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION OF EAST HAMPDEN CIRCLE, INC. AKA THE TIMBERS CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION THE DATE OF THE NOTICE OF LIEN BEING FORECLOSED: RECORDED 9/13/16 AT RECEPTION NUMBER D6102426 IN THE OFFICE OF THE ARAPAHOE COUNTY CLERK AND RECORDER. THE AMOUNT OF THE ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL BALANCE OF THE LIEN: $7024.10. THE AMOUNT OF THE OUTSTANDING PRINCIPAL BALANCE OF THE INDEBTEDNESS AS OF 1/22/18, THE DATE OF ENTRY OF JUDGMENT AND DECREE OF FORECLOSURE: $13,650.38. ADDITIONAL ASSESSMENTS, AT-

THE LIEN BEING FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN.

**BIDDERS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE CASH OR CERTIFIED FUNDS SUFFICIENT TO COVER THEIR HIGHEST BID AT TIME OF SALE. ** DATED MARCH 20, 2018 DAVID C. WALCHER, SHERIFF, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE STATE OF COLORADO BY SGT. TRENT STEFFA DEPUTY SHERIFF Legal Notice No.: 521350 FIRST PUBLICATION: MAY 3, 2018 LAST PUBLICATION: MAY 31, 2018 PUBLISHED IN: LITTLETON INDEPENDENT 750 W. HAMPDEN AVE., SUITE 225 ENGLEWOOD, COLORADO, 80110 Public Notice DISTRICT COURT, ARAPAHOE COUNTY, COLORADO Case No.: 2017CV32677 Division: 202 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE

Plaintiff: THE TIMBERS HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION I, INC., a Colorado non-profit corporation Defendant: KENNETH JOHN KUNDRIK

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: RE: Sheriff’s Sale of Real Property pursuant to Corrected Order on Verified Motion for Default Judgment and Decree of Foreclosure and §3838-101 et seq., C.R.S.

This is to advise you that a Sheriff’s sale proceeding has been commenced through the office of the undersigned Sheriff pursuant to the Corrected Order on Verified Motion for Default Judgment and Decree of Foreclosure issued by the Arapahoe County District Court dated January 22, 2018, and §38-38-101 et seq., C.R.S., by the Timbers Homeowners Association I, 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 the Amended and Restated Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for Timbers recorded on April 15, 2015 at Reception #D5036758 which establishes a lien for the benefit of The Timbers Homeowners Association I, Inc. (“Declaration”) WHICH LIEN BEING FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN ON THE SUBJECT PROPERTY AND IMPROVEMENTS legally described as follows, to wit:

Lot 29, Block 2, The Timbers Filing No. 3, County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado also known as 15016 E Lehigh Ave, Aurora CO 80014.

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establishes a lien for the benefit of The Timbers May 17, 2018 Association I, Inc. (“Declaration”) Homeowners

WHICH LIEN BEING FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN ON THE SUBJECT PROPERTY AND IMPROVEMENTS legally described as follows, to wit:

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Lot 29, Block 2, The Timbers Filing No. 3, County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado

also known as 15016 E Lehigh Ave, Aurora CO 80014.

The Sheriff’s sale has been scheduled to occur at 10:00 a.m. on July 5, 2018, 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 720-874-3935. 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 210 Parker, CO 80138 Dated: March 22, 2018 David C. Walcher, Sheriff Arapahoe County, Colorado By: Sgt. Trent Steffa, Deputy Sheriff Legal Notice No.: 521375 First Publication: May 10, 2018 Last Publication: June 7, 2018 Published in: Littleton Independent 750 W. Hampden Ave., Suite 225 Englewood, Colorado, 80110 Public Notice DISTRICT COURT, ARAPAHOE COUNTY, COLORADO Case No.: 2017CV31865 Division: NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL PROPERTY Plaintiff: PIER POINT VILLAGE 2 HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a Colorado non-profit corporation Defendants: RONALD B. LOONEY aka RONALD BRENDAN LOONEY, JR.; DANELLE J. LOONEY Regarding: Lot 5, Block 1, Pier Point Filing No. 7, County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado. Also known as 3800 S. Atchison Way #E, Aurora, Colorado 80014. TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS, Please take notice: You and each of you are hereby notified that a Sheriff's Sale of the referenced property is to be conducted by the Sheriff's Office of the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado at 10 O’clock A.M., on the 5th day of July 2018, at 13101 East Broncos Parkway, Centennial, CO 80112, phone number 720-874-3851. At which sale, the above described real property and improvements thereon will be sold to the highest bidder. Plaintiff makes no warranty relating to title, possession, or quiet enjoyment in and to said real property in connection with this sale. BIDDERS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE CASH OR CERTIFIED FUNDS SUFFICIENT TO COVER THEIR HIGHEST BID AT THE TIME OF SALE. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LIEN BEING FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN ON THE SUBJECT PROPERTY. Judgment is in the amount of $8,624.06 Dated: April 3, 2018 David C. Walcher, Sheriff Arapahoe County, Colorado By: Deputy Kevin Koch Deputy Sheriff Legal Notice No.: 521449 First Publication: May 10, 2018 Last Publication: June 7, 2018 Published In: Littleton Independent 750 W Hampden Ave, Suite 225 Littleton, CO 80110

City and County PUBLIC NOTICE

Cellco Partnership and its controlled affiliates doing business as Verizon Wireless (Verizon Wireless) proposes to build a 25-foot Stealth Structure Communications Tower. Anticipated lighting application is medium intensity dual red/white strobes. The Site location is 7075 South Alton Way, Centennial, Arapahoe County, CO 80112, Lat: [39-35-17.06], Long: [-104-53-1.98]. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Antenna Structure Registration (ASR, Form 854) filing number is [A1095248].

ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS – Interested persons may review the application (www.fcc.gov/asr/applications) by entering the filing number. Environmental concerns may be raised by filing a Request for Environmental Review (www.fcc.gov/asr/environmentalrequest) and online fili ngs are strongly encouraged. The mailing address to file a paper copy is: FCC Requests for Environmental Review, Attn: Ramon Williams, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20554. Legal Notice No.: 521582 First Publication: May 17, 2018

Misc. Private Legals Public Notice DISTRICT COURT, ARAPAHOE COUNTY, STATE OF COLORADO Case No.: 2017CV032819 DIVISION: 402 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL PROPERTY Plaintiff: THE ASPENS TOWNHOMES, a Colorado nonprofit corporation v. Defendants: JAMES A. MAHLUM; WELLS FARGO BANK N.A.; THE OFFICE OF THE ARAPAHOE COUNTY PUBLIC TRUSTEE Regarding: Lot 29, Block 8, of The Aspens, per plat recorded in book 22, of plats, pages 11 and 12 of the office of the county clerk of said county, County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado. Also known and numbered as: 14247 E Arizona Ave, Aurora, CO 80012-4645 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 the Sheriff's Office of Arapahoe County, Colorado at 10:00 A.M., on the 5th day of July 2018, at 13101 E. Broncos Pkwy, Centennial, CO 80112; phone number (303) 874-3850. At which sale, the above described real property and improvements thereon will be sold to the highest bidder. Plaintiff makes no warranty relating to title, possession, or quiet enjoyment in and to said real property in connection with this sale. **BIDDERS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE CASH OR CERTIFIED FUNDS SUFFICIENT TO COVER THEIR HIGHEST BID AT TIME OF SALE. ** Further, for the purpose of paying off, curing default or redemption, as provided by statute, intent must be directed to or conducted at the above address of the Civil Unit of the Sheriff’s Office of Arapahoe County, Colorado. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LIEN BEING FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN ON THE SUBJECT PROPERTY. DATED in Colorado this 10th day of April, 2018. David C. Walcher Sheriff of Arapahoe County, Colorado By: Sgt. Trent Steffa Deputy Sheriff ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF: ORTEN CAVANAGH & HOLMES, LLC 1445 Market Street, Suite 350 Denver, CO 80202 Legal Notice No.: 521469 First Publication: May 10, 2018 Last Publication: June 7, 2018 Published In: Littleton Independent 750 W. Hampden Ave., Suite 225, Englewood, CO 80110 Public Notice NOTICE OF DEFAULT AND FORECLOSURE SALE WHEREAS, on PUBLIC January NOTICE 6, 2003, a certain Deed of Trust was executed by Margaret A. Lough, as Grantor, in favor of and Financial Freedom Senior Cellco Partnership its controlled affiliates Funding Corporation, a Subsidiary of (Verizon Lehman doing business as Verizon Wireless Brothers Bank, FSBtoasbuild Beneficiary, the Wireless) proposes a 25-foot and Stealth Public Trustee of Arapahoe County, as Structure Communications Tower. Colorado Anticipated Trustee,application and was recorded onintensity Januarydual 13, lighting is medium 2003, at Reception Number B3007955 in the ofred/white strobes. The Site location is 7075 fice of the ClerkWay, and Recorder of theArapahoe County of South Alton Centennial, Arapahoe, Colorado; and [39-35-17.06], Long: County, CO 80112, Lat: [-104-53-1.98]. The Federal Communications WHEREAS, Deed of Trust was insured by Commission the (FCC) Antenna Structure Registrathe United States Secretary Housing and Urbtion (ASR, Form 854) of filing number is an Development (the Secretary) pursuant to the [A1095248]. National Housing Act for the purpose of providing single family housing; and – Interested perENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS sons may review the application WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of the Deed (www.fcc.gov/asr/applications) by entering the of Trust is nowEnvironmental owned by the concerns Secretary,may pursufiling number. be ant to an recorded on DecemberRe23, raised by assignment filing a Request for Environmental 2008 (www.fcc.gov/asr/environmentalrequest) at Reception Number B8138544 in the ofview fice of the Clerk of the County of and online filingsand are Recorder strongly encouraged. The Arapahoe, Colorado. mailing address to file a paper copy is: FCC Requests for Environmental Review, Attn: Ramon WHEREAS, default has been made in the covWilliams, 445a 12th Street SW, Washington, DC enants 20554. and conditions of the Deed of Trust in that Paragraph 9 (a) (i) has been violated; and Legal Notice No.: 521582 WHEREAS, the May entire delinquent is First Publication: 17,amount 2018 $172,298.40 as May of March 30, 2018; and Last Publication: 17, 2018 Publisher: Littleton Independent WHEREAS, by virtue of this default, the Secretary has declared the entire amount of the indebtedness secured by the Deed of Trust to be immediately due and payable;

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NOW THEREFORE, pursuant to the powers vested in me by the Single Family Mortgage Foreclosure Act of 1994, 12 U.S.C. 3751 et seq., by 24 CFR part 27, subpart B, and by the Secretary’s designation of me as Foreclosure Commissioner, recorded on January 22, 2018 at Reception No. D8006757, notice is hereby given that on June 1, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. local time, all real and personal property at or used in connection with the following described premises (“Property”) will be sold at public auction to the highest bidder: CONDOMINIUM UNIT 286, BUILDING 48, CROWN POINT CONDOMINIUMS, ACCORDING TO THE DECLARATION OF COVENANTS, CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS RECORDED NOVEMBER 11, 1983, IN BOOK 4022 AT PAGE 215 AND ANY AND ALL SUPPLEMENTS AND AMENDMENTS THERETO

WHEREAS, the Deed of Trust was insured by the United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (the Secretary) pursuant to the National Housing Act for the purpose of providing single family housing; and

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WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of the Deed of Trust is now owned by the Secretary, pursuant to an assignment recorded on December 23, 2008 at Reception Number B8138544 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of the County of Arapahoe, Colorado.

ment. All extension will be for 15-day increments for a fee of $500.00, paid in advance. The extension fee shall be in the form of certified or cashier’s check made payable to the Secretary of HUD. If the high bidder closes the sale prior to the expiration of any extension period, the unused portion of the extension fee shall be applied toward the amount due.

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WHEREAS, the entire amount delinquent is $172,298.40 as of March 30, 2018; and

If the high bidder is unable to close the sale within the required period, or within any extensions of time granted by the Secretary, the high bidder may be required to forfeit the cash deposit, or at the election of the foreclosure commissioner after consultation with the HUD representative, will be liable to HUD for any costs incurred as a result of such failure. The Commissioner may, at the direction of the HUD representative, offer the property to the second highest bidder for an amount equal to the highest price offered by that bidder.

WHEREAS, by virtue of this default, the Secretary has declared the entire amount of the indebtedness secured by the Deed of Trust to be immediately due and payable;

There is no right of redemption, or right of possession based upon a right of redemption, in the mortgagor or others subsequent to a foreclosure completed pursuant to the Act.

NOW THEREFORE, pursuant to the powers vested in me by the Single Family Mortgage Foreclosure Act of 1994, 12 U.S.C. 3751 et seq., by 24 CFR part 27, subpart B, and by the Secretary’s designation of me as Foreclosure Commissioner, recorded on January 22, 2018 at Reception No. D8006757, notice is hereby given that on June 1, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. local time, all real and personal property at or used in connection with the following described premises (“Property”) will be sold at public auction to the highest bidder:

Therefore, the Foreclosure Commissioner will issue a Deed to the purchaser(s) upon receipt of the entire purchase price in accordance with the terms of the sale as provided herein, HUD does not guarantee that the property will be vacant.

WHEREAS, a default has been made in the covenants and conditions of the Deed of Trust in that Paragraph 9 (a) (i) has been violated; and

CONDOMINIUM UNIT 286, BUILDING 48, CROWN POINT CONDOMINIUMS, ACCORDING TO THE DECLARATION OF COVENANTS, CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS RECORDED NOVEMBER 11, 1983, IN BOOK 4022 AT PAGE 215 AND ANY AND ALL SUPPLEMENTS AND AMENDMENTS THERETO AND THE CONDOMINIUM MAP RECORDED NOVEMBER 23, 1983 IN BOOK 70 AT PAGE 49 IN THE OFFICE OF THE ARAPAHOE COUNTY CLERK AND RECORDER, AND ANY AND ALL SUPPLEMENTS AND AMENDMENTS THERETO, COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE, STATE OF COLORADO. Commonly known as: 4541 S. Crystal Way, #D, Aurora, CO 80015. The sale will be held at: 4541 S. Crystal Way, #D, Aurora, CO 80015. The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development will bid the lesser amount of the loan balance or the appraised value obtained by the Secretary prior to sale. There will be no proration of taxes, rents or other income or liabilities, except that the purchaser will pay, at or before closing, his prorated share of any real estate taxes that have been paid by the Secretary to the date of the foreclosure sale. When making their bids, all bidders except the Secretary must submit a deposit totaling 10% of the Secretary’s bid in the form of a certified check or cashier’s check made out to the Secretary of HUD. A deposit need not be accompany each oral bid. If the successful bid is oral, a deposit of 10% of the Secretary’s bid must be presented before the bidding is closed. The deposit is nonrefundable. The remainder of the purchase price must be delivered within 30 days of the sale or at such other time as the Secretary may determine for good cause shown, time being of the essence. This amount, like the bid deposits, must be delivered in the form of a certified or cashier’s check. If the Secretary is the highest bidder, he need not pay the bid amount in cash. The successful bidder will pay all conveying fees, all real estate and other taxes that are due on or after the delivery date of the remainder of the payment and all other costs associated with the transfer of title. At the conclusion of the sale, the deposits of the unsuccessful bidders will be returned to them. The Secretary may grant an extension of time within which to deliver the remainder of the payment. All extension will be for 15-day increments for a fee of $500.00, paid in advance. The extension fee shall be in the form of certified or cashier’s check made payable to the Secretary of HUD. If the high bidder closes the sale prior to the expiration of any extension period, the unused portion of the extension fee shall be applied toward the amount due. If the high bidder is unable to close the sale within the required period, or within any extensions of time granted by the Secretary, the high bidder may be required to forfeit the cash deposit, or at the election of the foreclosure commissioner after consultation with the HUD representative, will be liable to HUD for any costs incurred as a result of such failure. The Commissioner may, at the direction of the HUD representative, offer the property PUBLIC NOTICE to the second highest bidder for an amount equal to the highest price offered bidder. Public Noticeby of that Petition for Change of Name There is no right of redemption, or right of possessionnotice based right of2, redemption, Public is upon givenaon May 2018, that ain the mortgagor others subsequent foreclosPetition for or a Change of Name oftoana adult has ure completed to theCounty Act. Court. been filed with pursuant the Arapahoe

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Therefore, therequests Foreclosure The petition thatCommissioner the name of will issue a Deed to theOropeza purchaser(s) Joseph Anthony Portoupon receipt of thechanged entire purchase priceAnthony in accordance with the be to Joseph Oropeza terms No.: of the as provided herein, HUD does Case 18sale C 100342 not guarantee that the property will be vacant. By: Amy Johnson The scheduled foreclosure Clerk of Court / Deputy Clerk sale shall be cancelled or adjourned if it is established, by documented written application of the mortgagor to Legal Notice No: 521564 the Foreclosure Commissioner no less than First Publication: May 10, 2018 threePublication: (3) days before the 2018 date of sale, or otherLast May 24, wise, that the default or defaults upon which the Publisher: Littleton Independent foreclosure is based did not exist at the time of service of this notice of default and foreclosure sale, or all amounts due under the mortgage agreement are tendered to the Foreclosure Commissioner, in the form of a certified cashier’s check payable to the Secretary of HUD, before the public auction of the property is completed.

The scheduled foreclosure sale shall be cancelled or adjourned if it is established, by documented written application of the mortgagor to the Foreclosure Commissioner no less than three (3) days before the date of sale, or otherwise, that the default or defaults upon which the foreclosure is based did not exist at the time of service of this notice of default and foreclosure sale, or all amounts due under the mortgage agreement are tendered to the Foreclosure Commissioner, in the form of a certified cashier’s check payable to the Secretary of HUD, before the public auction of the property is completed. The amount that must be paid if the mortgage is to be reinstated prior to the scheduled sale is $172,298.40 as of March 30, 2018, plus all other amounts that would be due under the mortgage agreement if payments under the deed of trust had not been accelerated, advertising costs and postage expenses incurred in giving notice, mileage by the most reasonable road distance for posting notices and for the Foreclosure Commissioner’s attendance at the sale, reasonable and customary costs incurred for title and lien record searches, the necessary out of pocket costs incurred by the Foreclosure Commissioner, and all other costs incurred in connection with the foreclosure prior to reinstatement. Tender of payment by certified or cashier’s check or application for cancellation of the foreclosure sale shall be submitted to the address of the Foreclosure Commissioner provided below. Dated: April 25, 2018 Foreclosure Commissioner Deanne R. Stodden 1430 Wynkoop Street, Suite 300 Denver, CO 80202 Telephone: (303) 623-1800 Email: dstodden@messner.com Legal Notice No.: 521546 First Publication: May 3, 2018 Last Publication: May 17, 2018 Publisher: Littleton Independent

City and County PUBLIC NOTICE Asbestos Management Plans Asbestos Management Plans - In compliance with federal guidelines, Jeffco Public Schools make asbestos management plans for schools and other district facilities available for public inspection. Parents, employees or interested citizens may review the management plan for any school facility and have copies made at their own expense. Each school¹s management plan is available at the school, and plans for all district buildings are on file at the Jeffco Public Schools¹ Office of Environmental Services, 809 Quail St., Building 4, Lakewood. Call 303-9822349. Legal Notice No.: 521577 First Publication: May 17, 2018 Last Publication: May 17, 2018 Publisher: Littleton Independent and Englewood Herald

The Independent - The Herald 43 City and County PUBLIC NOTICE Notice of Stormwater Program

Notice of Stormwater Program-Notice is hereby given that Jeffco Public Schools is seeking input on the implementation of their stormwater program as required by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. This program requires that the school district implement a program that educates the public and prevents water pollution from our sites. A copy of the current program can be obtained from Environmental Services by calling 303-982-2349. Any input or questions are welcomed and should be communicated by December 31, 2018. Legal Notice No.: 521578 First Publication: May 17, 2018 Last Publication: May 17, 2018 Publisher: Littleton Independent and Englewood Herald PUBLIC NOTICE ENGLEWOOD SCHOOLS Englewood, Colorado NOTICE OF PROPOSED SCHOOL BUDGET

Notice is hereby given as required by C.R.S. 2244-109 that a proposed budget has been submitted to the Board of Education of School District No. One, Arapahoe County, for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018 and has been filed in the office of the Superintendent where it is available for public inspection.

A Public Hearing regarding the proposed budget will be held on June 5, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the Venue at TEC (The Englewood Campus) at 3800 S. Logan Street, Englewood, Colorado. The recommended budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018 will be considered for adoption by the Board of Education following the Public Hearing.

Any person paying school taxes in said District may at any time prior to the final adoption of the budget, file or register his/her objections thereto. BOARD OF EDUCATION SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. ONE ARAPAHOE COUNTY Legal Notice No.: 521581 First Publication: May 17, 2018 Last Publication: May 17, 2018 Publisher: The Englewood Herald and the Littleton Independent Public Notice LITTLETON NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Pursuant to the liquor laws of the State of Colorado, Born2Bake, LLC., d/b/a Born2Bake, 2540 West Main Street, Littleton, CO, has requested the licensing officials of the City of Littleton, Colorado, to grant a Hotel & Restaurant liquor license. Applicant(s): Surachai Surabotsopon 2358 N. Ogden St Unit B Denver, CO Nicha Chumim Gattas 5748 W 71st Place Arvada, CO The public hearing on the application will be held on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 6:30 p.m., in the Council Chamber of the Littleton Center, 2255 West Berry Avenue, Littleton, Colorado.

By order of the Licensing Authority of the City of Littleton, Colorado. /s/ Colleen L. Norton, Deputy City Clerk Legal Notice No.: 521591 First Publication: May 17, 2018 Last Publication: May 17, 2018 Publisher: Littleton Independent

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school day.” But smaller districts, such as Englewood Schools, are able to supplement the state money with district general funds to offer free full-day kindergarten to all students. “It’s what we determined will serve our community best and it’s what the students here in Englewood need in order to grow and achieve,” said Joanna Polzin, chief academic officer for Englewood Schools.

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Most fixed income sources have little or no cost of living increases. This may cause retirees to spend down their assets to create income and support long lives and potential elder care costs. Homeowners have already been affected by the low inventory of single-story or community housing that provides active living as well as potential care services. Clients have discovered that it is often more expensive to downsize. If you are forced to stay put in your two-story house and bring in

For Englewood, the full day allows the luxury of more time for not only academics but also social and emotional learning. “The stories and concepts we are exposing them to are on a higher level and we also have the benefit of crosscurricular learning,” Polzin said. “I think overall it’s our teachers that make the difference. It really allows them the time to get out students on a deeper level.” Westminster Public Schools has offered free full-day kindergarten for 10 years. Director of Early Childhood Education Mat Aubuchon said it’s only partially funded by the state, but the

help, the supply and demand once again drives up the price of care providers available to meet your needs. This is definitely an age group that is supporting the economy as they pay for more goods and services needed to provide for an aging population. Investors and companies can capitalize on new inventions designed to keep you young, active and healthy. As you age, more services are needed from house painting to lawn services and eventually elder care. It will be fascinating to watch what new innovations will be available on anything from self-driving cars to sameday dentures. There is an opportunity for products that allow you to age

program is important to district leadership. “By investing in programs such as this, we see students who are more prepared both academically and socially for the demanding schedule of an elementary schoolday,” Aubuchon said. “In addition, by providing fullday kindergarten, we have the added benefit of helping parents who now have full-day child care and are able to work while their young children are in school.” When it comes to academics, the question is if those full-day students are better prepared for first grade. Stephenson says they are — at first.

in place, such as stair climbers, walk-in tubs and meal delivery. This is in addition to health care facilities and retirement communities that are popping up in every zip code. Consumers demand services and products, which in turn impacts how businesses adapt to compete in the areas needed by the current population. We watched the baby boomers impact products and business on everything from Gerber baby food to McDonald’s restaurants as they approached their teenage years. Next it was minivans and mini-mansions. What will this demographic bubble demand in retirement? We are already seeing more crossover vehicle sales for easy access after that hip or knee

“We see that our full-day students — speaking in generality — have a little bit of a boost, but that tends to level out around second grade,” Stephenson said. “It’s not a long-lasting advantage.” However, Matt Flores, chief academic officer for Jeffco schools, says the data is not definitive. “It’s really hard to unpack the differences because we can’t account for what students do in the other half of the day,” Flores said. “It’s tempting to say they are more prepared. But to truly unpack that with data to support that theory is something our data team hasn’t been able to do.”

replacement. The travel industry is pouring big dollars into cruise and riverboat advertising as more people retire and have time to go places. Stores and restaurants offer organic, gluten-free and non-processed foods for those choosing a healthy diet, perhaps in hopes of staving off the aging process. Technology has come to the rescue for home security, texting and typing by voice and tremendous health care advances. You no longer have to go to a sleep study clinic for apnea or even go to the doctor to have your heart monitored. Many health-care needs can be handled remotely through computerized monitoring devices. While many investors may

think aging is bad for an economy, it appears that the baby boom generation that grew up with technology and the stock market will continue to surprise us with new advances and financial opportunities. Most analysts agree there may be opportunity in companies that can invent and deliver products and services to meet the growing needs of people potentially spending 40 years in retirement. 1. United Nations: The World’s Ageing Population (English Online). US Census Bureau Patricia Kummer has been a Certified Financial Planner for 31 years and is president of Kummer Financial Strategies LLC.

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