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                               OFFICE LEASE

     THIS LEASE, dated and entered into this 4th day of December, 1996, by
and between TTD ASSOCIATES, a Colorado Limited Liability Company having an
office at 1301 Dove Street, Suite 920, Newport Beach, California 92660
(hereinafter called "Lessor") and SIGMACOM CORPORATION, a Colorado
corporation (hereinafter called "Lessee").


     Lessor hereby leases to Lessee and Lessee hereby leases from Lessor
certain premises in a building known as:

                              TURNPIKE TOWER
                     7475 Dakin Street, Suite 607/635
                          Denver, Colorado 80221

as shown outlined in red on Exhibit "A", attached hereto and made a part
hereof, consisting of approximately four thousand five hundred sixty four
(4,564) rentable square feet, (hereinafter referred to as the "Premises").
Lessee shall also have the right to use in conjunction with other tenants
in the building certain common facilities, hallways, rest room facilities,
elevators and stairs.

     1.   TERM

          The term of this Lease shall be for a period of three (3) years,
commencing on January 1, 1997, ("Commencement Date") and expiring on
December 31, 1999 ("Expiration Date") unless sooner terminated pursuant to
any provision hereof.  In the event the Commencement Date is delayed, the
Expiration Date will be extended by the same number of days.

          If the Premises are not ready for occupancy by the above
Commencement Date because remodelling described in Paragraph 4 hereof has
not been sufficiently completed, the Commencement Date shall be extended
until such time as Lessor obtains a Certificate of Occupancy from the
appropriate building department.  In such event, the Expiration Date of
this Lease shall also be extended by the same number of days as the
Commencement Date is extended.

          If no Certificate of Occupancy is required, then the
Commencement Date shall be extended until such date as remodelling to be
performed by Lessor pursuant to Paragraph 4 hereof has been substantially
completed so that the Lessee can take possession of the Premises.  In such
event, the Expiration Date shall also be extended accordingly.

          In the event the Commencement Date and the Expiration Date are
extended hereby, the parties agree to execute Exhibit "D", entitled
"Acceptance of Premises", attached hereto and incorporated herein.

     2.   RENT

          (a)  Lessee agrees to pay Lessor for the full term a minimum
rental on said Premises in the total sum of One Hundred Fifty Nine
Thousand Five Hundred Eleven and 80/100 Dollars ($159,511.80), payable in
advance in monthly installments as set forth below on the first day of
each month during the term hereof without prior notice or demand,
deduction or set off, in lawful money of the United States of America.
Rental payments shall be prorated at the rate of one-thirtieth (1/30th) of
the monthly rental per day for any partial month.  Rental payments shall
be paid to Lessor at Axis Commercial Realty, 1660 South Albion Street,
Suite 806, Denver, Colorado 80222, or at such other place or places as
Lessor may from time to time designate in writing.  Lessee agrees to pay
the rent as herein provided promptly at the times and in the manner herein
specified.  The minimum rental rate for Year 1 of the Lease term is Eleven
and 15/100 Dollars ($11.15) per square foot per year, or Four Thousand Two
Hundred Forty and 72/100 Dollars ($4,240.72) per month.  The minimum
rental rate for Year 2 of the Lease term is Eleven and 65/100 Dollars
($11.65) per square foot per year, or Four Thousand Four Hundred Thirty
and 88/100 Dollars ($4,430.88) per month.  The minimum rental rate for
Year 3 of the Lease term is Twelve and 15/100 Dollars ($12.15) per square
foot per year, or Four Thousand Six Hundred Twenty One and 05/100 Dollars
($4,621.05) per month.


          (b)  Lessee agrees to pay additional rent as provided for in
Paragraph 3.


          (c)  It is agreed that Lessee, at the time of execution of this
Lease, has deposited with the Lessor, and will keep on deposit at all
times during the term and any extended term of this Lease, the sum of
Thirteen Thousand Eight Hundred Sixty Three and 15/100 Dollars
($13,863.15) as security for the full and faithful performance of every
provision of this Lease to be performed by Lessee.  If Lessee defaults
with respect to any provision of this Lease, including but not limited to
the provisions relating to the payment of rent, Lessor may, without
further notice to Lessee, use, apply or retain all or any part of this
security deposit for the payment of any rent or any sum, in default, or
for the payment of any other amount which Lessor may spend or become
obligated to spend by reasons of Lessee's default or to compensate Lessor
for any other loss or damage which Lessor may suffer by reason of Lessee's
default.  If any portion of said deposit is so used or applied, Lessee
shall within five (5) days after written demand therefor deposit cash with
Lessor in an amount sufficient to restore the security deposit to its
original amount and Lessee's failure to do so shall be a material breach
of this Lease.  Said deposit shall not be considered as liquidated damages
and if claims of Lessor exceed said deposit, Lessee shall remain liable
for the balance of such claims.  The Lessor shall not be required to keep
this security deposit separate from its general funds and Lessee shall not
be entitled to interest on such deposit.  If Lessee shall fully and
faithfully perform every provision of this Lease to be performed by it,
the security deposit or any balance thereof shall be returned to Lessee
within sixty (60) days (or, at Lessor's option, to the last assignee of
Lessee's interest hereunder) of the expiration of the Lease term and upon
Lessee's vacation of the Premises and Lessee's performance of all
provisions of the Lease.  In the event of termination of Lessor's interest
in this Lease, Lessor shall transfer said deposit to Lessor's successor in
interest, whereupon, Lessee agrees to release Lessor from liability for
the return of such deposit or the accounting therefor.

     3.   EXPENSE STOP

          In the event the building operating expenses, as hereinafter
defined in Paragraph 6 for operating the subject building, paid for and
sustained by Lessor in any calendar year are greater than the Actual
Operating Expenses per rentable square foot for the building for the 1997
calendar year, "Expense Stop", Lessee shall pay to Lessor as additional
rent for each calendar year or portion thereof an amount equal to the
portion of such additional amount as the rentable area of the Premises
bears to the rentable area of the building, as adjusted for the actual
time during said calendar year when Lessee actually leases the Premises.
The liability of Lessee for payment of such costs shall commence on the
Lease commencement date.  Lessee's pro rata share shall be based on
Lessor's estimate of said costs.  Lessor shall estimate the expense for
each calendar year and shall make reasonable efforts to notify Lessee of
its pro rata share by February 15 of each full calendar year.  Lessee
shall then commence payments, as additional rent, in advance on the first
day of each successive month, after notification, at the same time and
place stated for payment of minimum rent.  Lessor shall make reasonable
efforts to provide Lessee with an accounting of the difference between the
estimated costs and the actual costs within ninety (90) days following the
end of the calendar year.  The necessary refund by Lessor, or additional
payment by Lessee, shall be paid within thirty (30) days following notice
to Lessee of the amount due; provided, however, that no refund shall be
paid Lessee should Lessee be in default on its leasehold obligations.


          Lessor agrees to provide the Premises to Lessee in their present
"as is" condition, except as specified in attached Exhibit "B".  Any
remodeling undertaken by Lessee at Lessee's expense shall also be
designated in said Exhibit "B" or some other suitable document.


          (a)  Lessee covenants to use the Premises for general office
purposes and to use them in a careful, safe and proper manner; to pay on
demand for any damage to the Premises caused by negligent act or omission
of such Premises by Lessee, its agents or employees or of any other person
entering upon the Premises under express or implied invitation of Lessee;
not to use or permit the Premises to be used for any purposes prohibited
by the laws of the United States, the State of Colorado, the County of
Adams, or the ordinances of the City of Denver; and not to commit waste,
nor suffer, nor permit waste to be committed, nor permit any nuisance on
or in the Premises.

          (b)  Lessee agrees to keep the Premises in a neat, clean and
attractive condition; to comply properly with all laws, ordinances, and
other governmental rules and regulations concerning the Premises or the
streets, sidewalks, alleys, parks, parkways, and other public property
abutting the Premises; to use the Premises for no purpose which would
render void the fire, extended coverage and added perils insurance on the
building.  Lessee agrees to pay all extra insurance premiums on the
building on which the Premises are a part if such extra insurance premiums
are reasonably required as the result of the use which Lessee shall make
of the Premises.

          (c)  Lessee will not at any time without obtaining Lessor's
prior written consent conduct or permit any fire, bankruptcy or auction
sale on the Premises; or change the exterior color of the building or any
part thereof; or park, operate, load or unload any truck or other delivery
vehicle at any place other than the loading area designated for such use;
or use the plumbing facilities for any purpose other than that for which
they were constructed or dispose of any foreign substance therein; or
install any shades, awnings, machinery, motors, or ducts, or install any
amplifiers, loudspeakers, phonographs, microphones, or similar devices for
any purpose, or use any advertising medium, which may be heard or seen
inside or outside the building; permit any rubbish or garbage to
accumulate on the Premises in other than rubbish removal areas; or
install, maintain, alter, or operate any sign or display visible to public
view inside or outside of the building, except as approved by Lessor, or
store materials, supplies, equipment or other materials outside the
building or outside of the space occupied by Lessee.

          (d)  Lessee will not at any time deface or injure any portion of
the Premises or burn anything in or about the Premises; or keep or display
any merchandise or other object on or otherwise obstruct any sidewalks,
stairways, walkways, streets, parks or parkways; or use or permit the use
of any portion of the Premises as a living quarters, sleeping rooms or for
similar uses.

          (e)  The Rules and Regulations attached hereto and marked
Exhibit "C", as well as rules and regulations as may be hereafter adopted
from time to time by Lessor for the safety, care and cleanliness of the
Premises and the preservation of good order thereon, are hereby expressly
made a part hereof, and Lessee agrees to obey all such Rules and


          Building operating expenses ("Building Operating Expenses")
shall mean any and all expenses incurred by the Lessor in connection with
the ownership, maintenance, operation, upkeep and repair of the building
including the equipment, adjacent walks, loading and parking areas,
landscaped areas, and other improvements to the building, including but
not limited to salaries, hourly wages, payroll taxes, social security,
uniforms and dry cleaning thereof for employees of the Lessor engaged in
the operation, maintenance and repair of the building; the costs of all
charges for electricity, steam and water or other utilities furnished to
the building, including any taxes thereon, other than those chargeable to
individual tenants by reason of their extraordinary consumption of such
utilities; the costs of all charges for insurance directly relating to the
use and/or the operation of the building as aforesaid; the costs of
building and cleaning supplies and materials; the costs of all charges for
cleaning, maintenance and service contracts and other services with
independent contractors, including snow and trash removal and landscaping;
salaries of building superintendents and assistants; allowance for
management fees and services; and overhead and legal expenses directly
relating to the use and/or operation of the building; real estate taxes
and other taxes and assessments incurred in connection with the ownership,
operation and maintenance of the building; and all other costs and
expenses reasonably necessary in the operation and maintenance of a first-
class office building.  If the property where the Premises are located
consists of multiple buildings, Lessor may operate and account for said
buildings jointly, apportioning all Building Operating Expenses prorata
among the total square footage of all the buildings.  Building Operating
Expenses shall not include interest on debt, capital retirement of debt,
capital expenditures (except for capital expenditures which reduce
operating expenses, in which case such expenditures shall be amortized
over the life of the objects for such capital expenditures), or any cost
which is charged to and collected from any tenant of the building on
account of negligent or willful act or omission of such tenant or for
which such tenant may be liable, contractually or otherwise.


          (a)  Lessee shall keep the Premises in good condition and repair
and said Premises shall not be altered, repaired or changed without the
written consent of Lessor, which consent shall not be unreasonably
withheld.  Lessee shall keep the Premises and building of which the
Premises are a part free and clear of any liens, and shall indemnify, hold
harmless and defend Lessor from any liens and encumbrances arising out of
any work performed or materials furnished by or at the direction of
Lessee.  In the event any lien is filed, Lessee shall do all acts
necessary to discharge any lien within ten (10) days of filing; or, if
Lessee desires to contest any lien, then Lessee shall deposit with Lessor
such security as Lessor shall demand to insure payment of the lien claim.
In the event Lessee shall fail to pay any lien claim when due, or fail to
deposit the security with Lessor, then Lessor shall have the right to
expend all sums necessary to discharge the lien claim, and Lessee shall
pay as additional rental, when the next rental payment is due, all sums
expended by Lessor in discharging any lien, including attorney's fees and
costs.  Lessor shall save and hold Lessee harmless from any loss or damage
arising from any lien or encumbrance asserted against the demised Premises
due to any act of Lessor.

          (b)  Should Lessor permit Lessee to make any repairs,
alterations, additions or improvements to the Premises or any part
thereof, Lessor may impose as a condition to the aforesaid consent such
requirements as Lessor may reasonably deem necessary in its sole
discretion, including without limitation thereto, the manner in which the
work is done, a right of approval of the contractor by whom the work is to
be performed, and the times during which it is to be accomplished.  If
Lessee requests Lessor to make repairs, alterations, additions or
improvements to the Premises, Lessee agrees to pay Lessor therefor in an
amount equal to Lessor's substantiated direct costs plus fifteen percent
(15%) to cover Lessor's overhead costs, which sums shall be payable
fifteen (15) days after receipt of Lessor's invoice by Lessee.  All such
repairs, alterations, additions or improvements shall at the expiration or
earlier termination of the Lease become the property of Lessor and shall
remain upon and be surrendered with the Premises, unless agreed otherwise
by the parties in writing.  Lessee shall, on termination of the Lease,
surrender the Premises to Lessor in good condition and repair, normal wear
and tear excepted.


          (a)  As a part of the rent, Lessor agrees to furnish to the
Premises during hours of generally recognized business days, as stated in
Exhibit "C", Paragraph 1, and subject to the Rules and Regulations of the
building which the Premises are a part, water and electricity suitable for
normal office use of the Premises, heat and air conditioning required in
Lessor's reasonable judgment for the comfortable use and occupation of the
Premises, and usual janitorial and maintenance service in the building.
Lessor shall maintain and keep in repair plumbing, electrical wiring,
heating and air conditioning equipment required to supply said utilities
to the Premises.  Lessor shall also maintain and keep lighted the common
stairs and entries during generally recognized business days, and shall
maintain and keep in repair the general structure, roof and windows of the
building of which the Premises are a part.

          (b)  Lessor shall not be liable for and Lessee shall not be
entitled to any abatement or reduction of rental by reason of Lessor's
failure to furnish any of the foregoing services, when such failure is
caused by accident, breakage, repairs, strikes, lockouts or other labor
disturbances or labor disputes of any character, riots, civil disturbances
or by any other cause beyond the reasonable control of Lessor, provided
that Lessor attempts to correct such failure of services with due
diligence after notice thereof.

          (c)  Wherever heat generating machines or equipment, including
telephone equipment, are used in the Premises which substantially affect
the temperature otherwise maintained by the air conditioning system,
Lessor reserves the right to install supplementary air conditioning units
in the Premises and the cost thereof, including the cost of installation,
and the costs of operation and maintenance thereof, shall be paid by
Lessee to Lessor upon demand by Lessor.

          (d)  Lessee will not without the consent of Lessor use any
apparatus or device in the Premises which will in any way unreasonably
increase the amount of electricity or water usually furnished or supplied
for use of the Premises; nor connect with electrical current, except
through existing electrical outlets in the Premises, or water pipes, any
apparatus or device for the purpose of using electric current or water.
If Lessee shall require water or electric current in excess of that
usually furnished or supplied for the use of the Premises, Lessee shall
first procure the consent of Lessor to the use thereof and Lessor may
cause a water meter or electric current meter to be installed in the
Premises so as to measure the amount of water and electric current
consumed for any such other use.  The costs of any such meters and of
installation, maintenance and repair thereof shall be paid for by Lessee,
and Lessee agrees to pay to Lessor promptly upon demand thereof by Lessor
for all such water and electric current consumed, as shown by said meters,
at the rates charged for such services by the local public authority, or
the local public utility, as the case may be furnished the same.


          During the term hereof, Lessee shall pay prior to delinquency
all taxes assessed against and levied upon fixtures, furnishings,
equipment and all other personal property of Lessee contained in the
Premises; and Lessee shall cause said fixtures, furnishings, equipment and
other personal property to be assessed and billed separately from the real
and personal property of Lessor.  In the event any or all of the Lessee's
fixtures, furnishing, equipment and other personal property shall be
assessed and taxed with the Lessor's real property, Lessee shall pay to
Lessor its share of such taxes within ten (10) days after delivery to
Lessee by Lessor of a statement in writing setting forth the amount of
such taxes applicable to the Lessee's property.


          Lessor covenants that Lessee shall peaceably and quietly possess
and enjoy the Premises as against all persons claiming any right, title or
interest in and to said Premises as long as Lessee shall faithfully
perform the covenants, obligations, agreements and conditions of this
Lease.  Lessor reserves the right to subject its interest in this Lease at
all times to the lien of any mortgages or deeds of trust hereafter placed
upon the building or any part thereof and to grant to other Lessees in the
building rights to use the common areas and other portions of the building
not within the Premises.

     11.  PARKING

          Lessee shall be entitled throughout the term of this Lease to
use the parking area on a non-exclusive open basis, which may at Lessor's
option be assigned or unassigned space.  Lessor reserves the right to
exercise his option to assign parking spaces at any time during the term
of this Lease.  Lessee will cooperate with Lessor if it shall become
necessary to temporarily interrupt the use of the parking area due to
reconstruction or repair of the parking area.


          Lessor and its agents shall have the right to enter the Premises
at all reasonable times for the purpose of examining or inspecting the
same, to supply janitorial services and any other service to be provided
by Lessor to Lessee hereunder, to show the same to prospective purchasers
or tenants of the building, and to make such alterations, repairs,
improvements or additions to the Premises or to the building of which they
are a part as Lessor may deem necessary or desirable with the minimum
possible disturbance to Lessee's business operations.  If, during the last
month of the term hereof, Lessee shall have removed substantially all of
its property therefrom, Lessor may immediately enter and alter, renovate
and redecorate the Premises without elimination or abatement of rent or
incurring liability to Lessee.


          If the Lessee shall abandon or vacate said Premises before the
end of the term of this Lease, Lessor may, at its option and without
notice, enter said Premises, remove any signs of the Lessee therefrom, and
relet the same, or any part thereof, as it may see fit, without thereby
voiding or terminating this Lease, and, for the purpose of such reletting,
the Lessor is authorized to make any repairs, changes and/or alterations
necessary or desirable for the purpose of such reletting, and if a
sufficient sum shall not be realized from such reletting.


          If the Lessee shall fail to remove all effects from said
Premises upon the abandonment thereof or upon the termination of this
Lease for any cause whatsoever, the Lessor, at its option, may remove the
same in any manner that it shall choose, and store the said effects
without liability to the Lessee for loss thereof, and Lessee agrees to pay
the Lessor on demand any and all expenses incurred in such removal,
including court costs and attorney's fees and storage charges on such
effects for any length of time that the same shall be in the Lessor's
possession; or the Lessor may, at its option, without notice, sell said
effects, or any of the same, at public or private sale and without court
order, for such prices as the Lessor may obtain, and apply the proceeds of
such sale upon any amounts due under this Lease from the Lessee to the
Lessor and upon the expense incident to the removal and said effects.


          In the event the Premises, or any part thereof, shall be taken
by an exercise of the right of eminent domain or by action of any public
or other authority during this Lease or any extension thereof, and such
taking shall render the Premises unusable as determined by Lessor's
architect or engineer, then this Lease shall terminate as of the date of
such taking unless Lessor's architect or engineer determines that the
Premises can be reasonably restored with the proceeds from the award to
Lessor from such taking and Lessor elects to do so.  The Lessor reserves
all rights to damages to said Premises and the leasehold hereby created,
hereafter accruing by an exercise of the right of eminent domain, or by
reason of anything lawfully done and in pursuance of any public or other
authority; and by way of confirmation, the Lessee grants to the Lessor all
of the Lessee's right to such damages and covenants to execute and deliver
such further instruments of assignment thereof as the Lessor may from time
to time request.  Nothing in this paragraph shall give Lessor any interest
in, or preclude Lessee from, seeking on its own account any award
attributable to the taking of personal property or trade fixtures
belonging to Lessee, or for the interruption of Lessee's business, or for
any moving or relocation expenses, or for any other separate claim which
does not reduce or adversely affect in any way the amount of Lessor's

     16.  SALE BY LESSOR

          In the event of a sale or conveyance by Lessor of the building
containing the Premises, such sale or conveyance shall operate to release
Lessor from any future liability upon any of the covenants or conditions,
express or implied, herein contained in favor of Lessee, and in such event
Lessee agrees to look solely to the responsibility of the successor in
interest of Lessor in and to this Lease.  This Lease shall not be affected
by any such sale, and the Lessee agrees to attorn to the purchaser or


          (a)  Lessee hereby waives all claims or liability Lessee or
Lessee's successors or assigns may have against Lessor, and Lessee hereby
indemnifies and agrees to hold Lessor harmless from and to defend Lessor
against any and all costs, claims or liability or any injury or damage to
any person or property whatsoever; (1) occurring in, on or about the
Premises or any part thereof, and (2) occurring in, on or about any
facilities (including without limiting the generality of the term
"facilities", elevators, stairways, passage ways, hallways, bathrooms,
health and exercise areas, conference rooms and parking structures and
areas), the use of which Lessee may have in conjunction with other tenants
of the building, when such injury or damage is caused solely by the act,
neglect, fault of or omission of any duty with respect to the same by
Lessee, its agents, contractors, employees or invitees.  Lessor shall not
be liable to Lessee for any damage by or from any act of negligence of any
co-tenant or other occupant of the same building, or by any owner or
occupant of adjoining or contiguous property, not caused or contributed to
by Lessor.  Lessee agrees to pay for all damages to the building, as well
as all damages to tenants or occupants thereof, by Lessee's misuse or
neglect of said Premises and facilities.

          (b)  Lessor or its agents shall not be liable for any damage to
property entrusted to Lessor, its agents or employees of the building
manager, if any, nor for the loss of or damage to any property by theft or
otherwise, by any means whatsoever, nor for any injury or damage to
persons or property resulting from fire, explosion, falling plaster,
steam, gas, electricity, water or rain which may leak from any part of the
building or from the pipes, appliances, or plumbing works therein or from
the roof, street or subsurface or from any other place or resulting from
dampness or any other cause whatsoever, unless caused by or due to
negligence of Lessor, its agents, servants or employees.  Lessee shall
give prompt notice to Lessor in case of fire or accidents in the Premises
or in the building or other defects therein or in the fixtures or

          (c)  Anything contained herein to the contrary notwithstanding,
the Lessor and the Lessee and all parties claiming under them hereby
mutually release and discharge each other from all claims and liabilities
arising from any cause whatsoever to the extent that it is covered by
insurance on the leased property and/or Premises or covered by insurance
in connection with the property and/or activities conducted on the leased
property and/or Premises, regardless of the cause of the damage or loss.
This release shall be valid and binding only to the extent that it is
permissible and does not adversely affect insurance coverage on the
Premises and the building.  The parties shall endeavor to obtain a Waiver
of Subrogation Rights from the insurance carriers and the Lessee hereby
agrees to pay any increased costs of such insurance coverage resulting
from said Waiver of Subrogation Rights.


          (a)  Lessor shall not be liable and Lessee hereby waives all
claims against Lessor for any damage to any property or any injury to any
person in or about the Premises or the Building by or from any cause
whatsoever, (including without limiting the foregoing, rain or water
leakage of any character from the roof, windows, walls, basement, pipes,
plumbing works or appliances, the Building not being in good condition or
repair, gas, fire, oil, electricity or theft); except that Lessor will
indemnify and hold Lessee harmless from such claims to the extent caused
by the negligent or willful act of Lessor, or its agents, employees or
contractors.  Lessee shall defend, indemnify, and save Lessor harmless
from and against any and all claims, actions, lawsuits, damages,
liability, and expense (including, without limitation, attorneys' fees)
arising from:  (a) the act, neglect, fault, or omission to meet the
standard imposed by any duty with respect to the loss, damage, or injury
by Lessee, its agents, servants, employees, contractors, customers or
invitees; (b) the conduct or management of any work or thing whatsoever
done by the Lessee in or about the Premises or from transactions of the
Lessee concerning the Premises; (c) Lessee's failure to comply with any
and all governmental laws, ordinances and regulations applicable to the
use of the Premises and its occupancy; or (d) any breach or default on the
part of the Lessee in the performance of any covenant or agreement on the
part of the Lessee to be performed pursuant to the Lease.  The provisions
of this Article shall survive the termination of this Lease with respect
to any claims or liability occurring prior to such termination.

          (b)  Lessee shall at its expense carry with a company acceptable
to Lessor, and keep in full force and effect, public liability insurance
with a minimum single limit of One Million Dollars ($1,000,000.00). Said
insurance policy shall name Lessor, by endorsements, as an additional
insured and shall not be cancellable as to Lessor, by either Lessee or
said insurance company without thirty (30) days written notice to Lessor.
Lessee shall furnish Lessor a Certificate of Insurance as to such policy.

          (c)  Lessor agrees also to maintain public liability insurance
on the building in which the Premises are located in the amount of One
Million Dollars ($1,000,000.00) minimum single limit.


          (a)  Lessor shall purchase, carry and keep in full force and
effect on the building fire, extended coverage and added perils insurance
in amounts as deemed appropriate by Lessor or required by Lessor's
lenders.  Lessor and any holder or holders of any mortgages or deeds of
trust covering the Premises, or the property of which the same are a part
thereof, shall be the sole insured under said policy and shall be entitled
to all proceeds thereunder.

          (b)  In the event the Premises or the building of which the same
are a part are damaged by fire or casualty, the damage shall be repaired
by and at the expense of Lessor (unless the damage was caused by the
negligence of Lessee) provided such repairs can, in Lessor's sole opinion,
be made within ninety (90) days after the occurrence of such damage
without the payment of overtime or other premiums, and until such repairs
are completed, the rent shall be abated in proportion to the part of the
Premises which is unusable by Lessee in the conduct of its business (but
there shall be no abatement of rent by reason of any portion of the
Premises being unusable for a period equal to ten (10) days or less.  If
the damage is due to the negligent act or omission of Lessee or its
employees, agents or invitees, there shall be no abatement of rent.
Lessor's obligation to promptly and fully restore the Premises to their
condition prior to the destruction or damage is subject always to delays
caused by acts of God, strikes, lockouts, inability to get materials,
accidents, fire or matters beyond the control of Lessor, for which Lessor
cannot be held responsible by Lessee.  If repairs cannot, in Lessor's sole
opinion, be made within ninety (90) days, Lessor may at its option make
them within a reasonable time, and in such event, this Lease shall
continue in effect and the rent shall be apportioned in the manner
provided above.  If Lessor does not elect as aforesaid within forty-five
(45) days, then either party may, by written notice to the other, cancel
this Lease as of the date of the occurrence of such damages.  A total
destruction of the building in which the Premises are located shall
automatically terminate this Lease.  If repairs cannot be completed with
180 days, lessee has the right to terminate the lease.

          (c)  Except as provided in Paragraph 19(b) above, there shall be
no abatement of rent and no liability of Lessor by reason of any injury to
or interference with Lessee's business or property arising from the making
of any repairs, alterations or improvements in or to any portion of the
building of the Premises, or in or to fixtures, appurtenances and
equipment therein, unless caused by the gross negligent act or omission of
agents, employees, representatives or servants of Lessor.  Lessee
understands that Lessor will not carry insurance of any kind on Lessee's
furniture and furnishings or on any fixtures or equipment removable by
Lessee under the provisions of this Lease; and that Lessor shall not be
obligated to repair any damage thereto or replace the same unless caused
by the gross negligent act or omission of agents, employees,
representatives or servants of Lessor.  The Lessor shall not be required
to repair any injury or damage by fire or other cause, or to make any
repairs or replacements of improvements installed in the Premises by or
for Lessee, unless caused by the gross negligent act or omission of
agents, employees, representatives or servants of Lessor.

          (d)  In the event that the building in which the demised
Premises is situated may be destroyed to the extent of not less than
thirty-three and one-third percent (33-1/3%) of the replacement cost
thereof, Lessor may elect to terminate this Lease, whether the Premises be
injured or not.


          If at the date fixed as the commencement of the term of this
Lease, or if at any time during the term hereby demised, there shall be
filed by or against Lessee in any court pursuant to any statute, either
the United States or of any State, a petition in bankruptcy or insolvency
or for reorganization or for the appointment of a receiver or trustee of
all or a portion of Lessee's property, and within thirty (30) days thereof
Lessee fails to secure a discharge thereof, or if Lessee makes an
assignment for the benefit of creditors or petitions for or enters into an
arrangement, this Lease, at the option of Lessor, exercised within a
reasonable time after notice of the happening of any one or more of such
events, may be cancelled and terminated, in which even neither Lessee nor
any person claiming through or under Lessee by virtue of any statute or
any order of any court shall be entitled to possession or to remain in
possession of the Premises demised, but shall forthwith quit and surrender
the Premises; and Lessor, in addition to the other rights and remedies
Lessor has by virtue of any other provision contained in this Lease or by
virtue of any statute or rule of law, may retain as liquidated damages any
rent, security deposit or monies received by it from Lessee or others on
behalf of Lessee.


          This Lease and the obligation of Lessee to pay rent hereunder
and perform all of the other covenants and agreements hereunder on the
part of Lessee to be performed shall in no way be affected, impaired or
excused because Lessor is temporarily unable to fulfill any of its
obligations under this Lease or is delayed in supplying any service
expressly or impliedly to be supplied or is unable to make, or is delayed
in making any repairs, additions, alterations, or decorations or is unable
to supply or is delayed in supplying any equipment or fixtures, if Lessor
is prevented or delayed from doing so by reason of an act of God, strike,
labor troubles or any outside cause whatsoever, including but not limited
to riots and civil disturbances or governmental preemption in connection
with a national emergency or by reason of any rule, order or regulation of
any department or subdivision thereof of any government agency or by
reason of the conditions of supply and demand which have been or are
affected by way or other emergency.  Lessor agrees to use due diligence in
attempting to correct such default and to attempt to reinstitute any
service which it is obligated to provide within a reasonable period of


          Except as otherwise contained herein, or unless otherwise agreed
to in writing by the parties, all covenants and agreements to be performed
by Lessee under any of the terms of this Lease shall be performed by
Lessee at Lessee's sole cost and expense and without abatement of rent.
If the Lessee shall fail to pay any sum of money, other than rent,
required to be paid by it hereunder, or shall fail to perform any other
act on its part to be performed hereunder and such failures shall continue
for twenty (20) days after notice thereof by the Lessor, the Lessor may,
but shall not be obligated to do so, and without waiving or releasing the
Lessee from any obligations of the Lessee, make any such payment or
perform any such other act on the Lessee's part to be made or performed as
in this Lease provided.  All sums so paid by Lessor and all necessary
incidental costs together with interest thereon at the rate of eighteen
percent (18%) per annum, or the prime interest rate as charged by Citibank
of New York plus six percent (6%), whichever interest rate is greater,
from the date of such payment by the Lessor shall be payable to the Lessor
by Lessee on demand, and the Lessee covenants to pay such sums, and the
Lessor shall have (in addition to any other right or remedy of the Lessor)
the same rights and remedies in the event of the nonpayment thereof by the
Lessee as in the case of default by the Lessee in the payment of rent.

     23.  DEFAULT

          (a)  In the event Lessee fails to observe, keep or perform any
of the terms, covenants, agreements or conditions of this Lease, and such
breach is not cured within ten (10) days after the giving of written
notice by Lessor of such breach, except in the event of a breach for the
failure to pay rent or any other sum due Lessor from Lessee under this
Lease in which case no such notice shall be required, or in the event of
Lessee's insolvency or liquidation, then Lessor, besides other rights or
remedies it may have, shall have the immediate right of reentry and may
remove all persons and property from the Premises, such property may be
removed and stored in any other place in the building in which the
Premises are situated or in any other place, for the account of and at the
expense and at the risk of Lessee.  In the event Lessee shall not
immediately pay the cost of storage of such property after Demand
therefore by Lessor, Lessor may sell any or all thereof at a public
auction or private sale in such manner and at such times and places, as
Lessor in its sole discretion may deem appropriate without notice to or
demand upon Lessee.  Lessee hereby releases Lessor from all claims for
damages which may be caused by Lessor's reentry and taking possession of
the Premises or removing or storing the furniture and property as herein
provided.  Lessee further agrees that it will save and hold Lessor
harmless from any loss, costs or damages occasioned Lessee thereby and no
such reentry shall be considered to be a forcible entry.  Lessor shall
also have the right to the entire amount of all Rent (and estimated
Additional Rent for the remainder of the Lease Term as determined by
Lessor) which would have become due and payable during the remainder of
the Lease Term to be due and payable immediately, in which event Lessee
agrees to pay the same to Lessor immediately.  Such payment shall
constitute payment in advance of the Minimum Rent and Additional Rent
stipulated for the remainder of the Lease Term.  Acceptance by Lessor of
the payment of such amounts shall not constitute a waiver of any then
existing default not entirely cured by the tender of such amounts or any
default thereafter occurring.

          (b)  Should Lessor elect to reenter, as herein provided, or
should it take possession pursuant to legal proceedings or pursuant to any
notice provided for by law, it may either terminate this Lease, or it may
from time to time, without terminating this Lease, relet said Premises or
any part thereof in a reasonable fashion and for such term or terms and at
such rental or rentals and upon such other terms and conditions as Lessor
in its sole discretion may deem advisable, with the right to make
alterations and repairs to said Premises.  Rentals received by Lessor from
such reletting shall be applied as follows:  first, to the payment of any
indebtedness, other than rent, due hereunder from Lessee to Lessor;
second, to the payment of any cost of reletting; third, to the payment of
the cost of any alterations and repairs to the Premises; fourth, to the
payment of rent due and unpaid hereunder; and the residue, if any, shall
be held by Lessor and applied in payment of future rent as the same may
become due and payable hereunder.  Should such rentals received from such
reletting during any month be less than that agreed to be paid during that
month by Lessee hereunder then Lessee shall pay such deficiency to Lessor.
Such deficiency shall be calculated and paid monthly. Under no
circumstances shall Lessor be entitled to the collection of rent from both
Lessee and another subsequent Lessee.

          (c)  No such reentry or taking possession of said Premises by
Lessor shall be construed as an election on its part to terminate this
Lease unless a written notice of such intention be given to Lessee, or
unless the termination thereof be decreed by a court of competent
jurisdiction.  Should Lessor at any time terminate this Lease for any
breach, in addition to any other remedy it may have, it may recover from
Lessee all damages incurred including the rent reserved in this Lease for
the remainder of the stated term.

          (d)  No payments of money by the Lessee to the Lessor after the
termination of this Lease, in any manner, or after the giving of any
notice (other than a demand for the payment of money) by the Lessor to the
Lessee, shall reinstate, continue or extend the term of this Lease or
affect any notice given to the Lessee prior to the payment of such money,
it being agreed that after the service of notice or the commencement of a
suit or after final judgment granting the Lessor possession of said
Premises, the Lessor may receive and collect any sums of money whether as
rent or otherwise, the receipt of which shall not constitute a waiver of
said notice, or in any manner affect any pending suit or any judgment
theretofore obtained.


          If the rent due from Lessee to Lessor hereunder is paid later
than the 5th day of the month when due, a late fee will be charged
calculated at the rate of fifteen percent (15%) of the months Rent then
due or $50.00 whichever is greater, but the payment of such fee shall not
excuse or cure any default by Lessee under this Lease.

     25.  HOLDING OVER

          If Lessee shall remain in possession of the Premises after
expiration of the term of this Lease, or any extension thereof, without
written agreement as to such possession, then Lessee shall be a tenant
from month-to-month at a monthly rental equal to one and one-half (1-1/2)
times the highest monthly rate provided for herein.  The rental shall be
paid in advance on the first day of each month during such hold over term.
Such tenancy shall continue until terminated by Lessor or until Lessee
shall have given Lessor a written notice at least one (1) month prior to
the date of termination of such monthly tenancy of its intention to
terminate such tenancy.  Such holding over shall not constitute an
extension of this Lease.


          In case suit shall be brought for an unlawful detainer of the
said Premises for the recovery of any rent due under the provisions of
this Lease, or because of the breach of any other covenant herein
contained, on the part of Lessee to be kept or performed, Lessee shall pay
to Lessor all reasonable attorney's fees, in the event Lessor prevails in
said litigation.  In the event Lessee shall bring suit for breach of
Lessor's covenants herein contained and shall prevail therein, or shall
prevail in a suit brought by Lessor as herein provided, Lessor shall pay
to Lessee all reasonable attorney's fees.

     27.  WAIVER

          The waiver by either party of any breach of any term, covenant
or condition herein contained shall not be deemed to be a waiver of such
term, covenant or condition of any subsequent breach of the same, or any
other term, covenant or condition herein contained.  The acceptance of
rent hereunder shall not be construed to be a waiver of any breach by
Lessee of any term, covenant or condition of this lease, regardless of
Lessor's knowledge of such breach at the time of acceptance of the rent.
It is understood and agreed that the remedies herein given to the parties
shall be cumulative, and the exercise of any one remedy by a party shall
not be the exclusion of any other remedy.

     28.  NOTICE

          Any notice from Lessor to the Lessee or from the Lessee to the
Lessor shall be deemed duly served if mailed by registered or certified
mail, addressed to the Lessee at said Premises, or to a place Lessee may
designate in writing from time to time, whether or not Lessee has departed
from, vacated or abandoned the Premises, or to the Lessor at the place
from time to time established for the payment of rent, and the customary
registered or certified mail receipt shall be conclusive evidence of such


          Lessee shall not either voluntarily, or by operation of law,
sell, assign, transfer, mortgage, pledge, hypothecate or encumber the
Premises or Lessee's leasehold interest therein, and shall not sublet the
Premises or any part thereof, or any right or privilege appurtenant
thereto, or allow any other person (the employees, agents, servants and
invitees of Lessee excepted) to occupy or use said Premises, or any
portion thereof, without first obtaining the written consent of Lessor
such consent shall not be unreasonably withheld.  Any change in the name
under which Lessee is doing business shall require prior notification to
Lessor.  Any transfer by operation of law, sale or other transfer of
greater than fifty percent (50%) of the stock of Lessee, if Lessee is a
corporation, or transfer of any general partnership interests in Lessee if
Lessee is a partnership, or a transfer of all or substantially all of
Lessee's assets, shall constitute a prohibited assignment within the
meaning of this Article 29.  A consent by Lessor to any assignment,
subletting, occupation or use by any other person shall not be deemed to
be a consent to any subsequent assignment, subletting, occupation or use
by any other person.  Consent to any such assignment or subletting shall
in no way relieve Lessee of any liability under this Lease.  Any such
assignment or subletting without Lessor's consent shall be void, and
shall, at the option of the Lessor, constitute a Lessee Default under the
terms of this Lease.  Lessee shall give Lessor at least thirty (30) days
prior notice of any such request which notice shall include the name and
address of the proposed assignee or subtenant, all financial information
available with respect to said proposed party and any other documentation
reasonably required by Lessor.

          In the event that Lessor shall consent to a sublease or
assignment hereunder,  Lessee shall pay Lessor a fee of Two Hundred Fifty
and 00/100 Dollars ($250.00).


          This Lease is subject and subordinate to all ground and
underlying leases, mortgages, and deeds of trust which now or hereafter
may affect the real property of which the Premises form a part or affect
the ground or underlying leases, and to all renewals, modifications,
consolidations, replacements and extensions thereof.  It is further agreed
that this Lease may, at the option of the Lessor, be made subordinate to
any ground or underlying leases, mortgages or deeds of trust which may
hereafter affect the real property of which the Premises form a part or
affect the ground or underlying leases, and that Lessee, or its successors
in interest, will execute and deliver upon the demand of Lessor any and
all reasonable instruments desired by Lessor subordinating in the manner
requested by Lessor this Lease to such lease, mortgages or deeds of trust.
Lessor shall obtain the agreement of the holder of any such superior
interest not to disturb Lessee's possession of the premises except in
accordance with the terms of this Lease.

     31.  ESTOPPEL

          Lessee shall, from time to time, upon not less than ten (10)
days prior written notice from the Lessor, execute, acknowledge and
deliver to the Lessor a statement in writing certifying that this Lease is
unmodified and in full force and effect (or, if modified, stating the
nature of such modification and certifying that this Lease, as so
modified, is in full force and effect) and the dates to which rental and
other charges are paid in advance, if any, and acknowledging that there
are not, to Lessee's knowledge, any uncured defaults on the part of Lessee
hereunder, or specifying such defaults if they are claimed.  It is
expressly understood and agreed that any such statement may be relied upon
by any prospective purchaser, encumbrancer or subtenant, on all or any
portion of the real property of which the Premises are a part.  The
failure of Lessee to deliver such statement within such time shall be
conclusive upon Lessee that this Lease is in full force and effect, and
that there are no uncured defaults in the performance hereunder and that
not more than one (1) months' rental has been paid in advance by Lessee.
If Lessee fails to execute and deliver such statement within such ten (10)
day time period, then Lessor may execute, acknowledge and deliver such
statement on behalf of Lessee, and Lessee hereby appoints Lessor its true
and lawful attorney-in-fact for such purpose.  This power of attorney is
coupled with an interest, shall be irrevocable, and shall not be affected
by the disability of Lessee.


          (a)  CONDITIONS.  For the purpose of maintaining an economical
and proper distribution of tenants throughout the building acceptable to
Lessor and/or affecting the expansion or reconstruction of the building,
Lessor shall have the right from time to time during the term of this
Lease to relocate the Lessee in the building or to another building
acceptable to Lessee subject to the following terms and conditions:

               i.   The rentable area of the new location shall be no less
than equal size to the Premises, provided the amount of rent payable under
this Lease does not increase;

               ii.  Lessor shall pay the cost of providing tenant
improvements in the new location comparable to the tenant improvements in
the Premises to the reasonable satisfaction of the Lessee; and

               iii. Lessor shall pay the expenses reasonably incurred by
Lessee in connection with such relocation of Premises, including but not
limited to costs of moving, door lettering, telephone relocation and
reasonable quantities to match the stationery used by Lessee prior to such

          (b)  NOTICE.  Lessor shall deliver to Lessee written notice of
Lessor's election to relocate the Lessee, specifying the new location and
the amount of rent payable therefore at least thirty (30) calendar days
prior to the effective date of the relocation.  If the relocation of the
Premises is not acceptable to Lessee, Lessee for a period of ten (10)
calendar days after receipt of Lessor's notice to relocate shall have the
fight to terminate this Lease effective thirty (30) calendar days after
delivery of written notice to Lessor.  Lessee shall give such notice of
its intent to terminate the Lease in writing to Lessor.


          (a)  The words "Lessor" and "Lessee" as used herein shall
include the plural as well as the singular.  Words used in masculine
gender include the feminine and neuter.  If there be more than one Lessee,
the obligations hereunder imposed upon Lessee shall be joint and several.
The titles to the paragraphs of this Lease are not a part of this Lease
and shall have no effect upon the construction or interpretation of any
part hereof

          (b)  Time is of the essence of this Lease, and each and all of
its provisions.

          (c)  Submission of this instrument for examination or signature
by Lessee does not constitute a reservation of or option for lease, and it
is not effective as a lease or otherwise until execution and delivery by
both Lessor and Lessee.

          (d)  Exhibits, clauses, plats, and riders, if any, signed by
Lessor and Lessee and endorsed on or affixed to this Lease are a part
hereof, and in the event of variation or discrepancy, the duplicate
original hereof, including such clauses, plats and riders, if any, held by
Lessor shall control.  Rules and Regulations attached hereto are hereby
specifically made a part of this Lease, whether signed by Lessee or not.

          (e)  Any provision of this Lease which shall prove to be
invalid, void or illegal shall in no way affect, impair or invalidate any
other provision hereof, and such other provisions shall remain in full
force and effect.

          (f)  This Lease contains the entire agreement between the
parties and any agreement hereafter made shall be ineffective to change,
modify or discharge it in whole or in part, unless such agreement is in
writing and signed by the party sought to be charged.

          (g)  This Lease shall be governed by and construed pursuant to
the laws of the State of Colorado.

          (h)  Lessee hereby grants Lessor permission to obtain from time
to time investigative consumer reports to ascertain the credit worthiness
of Lessee and Lessee's guarantors, if applicable.


          The covenants and conditions herein contained shall, subject to
the provisions as to assignment, apply to and bind the heirs, successors,
executors, administrators and assigns of the parties hereto and all of the
parties hereto shall be jointly and severally liable hereunder.


          Lessee agrees that Lessor may at any time during the term of
this Lease change the name of the building.


          Lessee shall not cause or permit any violation of the Americans
with Disabilities Act (the "ADA") to occur upon or about the Premises by
Lessee, its agents, employees, contractors or invitees.  Lessee shall
indemnify, defend and hold Lessor harmless from any and all claims,
judgments, damages, penalties, fines, costs, liabilities or losses
(including, without limitation, diminution in value of the Premises,
damages for the loss or restriction of use of rentable or usable space or
of any amenity of the Premises, damages arising from any adverse impact on
marketing of space of the Premises, and sums paid in settlement of claims,
attorney's fees, consultation fees and expert fees) which arise during or
after the term as a result of such violation.  This indemnification of
Lessor by Lessee includes, without limitation, costs incurred in
connection with any investigation of site conditions or any remedial work
required by any federal, state or local governmental agency or political
subdivision because of any ADA violation present on or about the Premises.
Lessee shall be permitted to make such alterations to the Premises as may
be necessary to comply with the ADA, at Lessee's sole expense and upon the
prior written consent of Lessor.  Without limiting the foregoing, if the
presence of any ADA violation on the Premises caused or permitted by
Lessee results in remedial work on the Premises, Lessee shall promptly
take all actions at its sole expense as are required by any federal, state
or local governmental agency or political subdivision to comply with the
ADA; provided that Lessor's consent to such actions shall first be
obtained.  Lessor's consent under this section shall not be unreasonably


          If Lessee is a corporation, each individual executing this Lease
on behalf of said corporation represents and warrants that he is duly
authorized to execute and deliver this Lease on behalf of said corporation
in accordance with a duly adopted resolution of the Board of Directors of
said corporation and that this Lease is binding upon said corporation in
accordance with its terms.  Lessee agrees to provide Lessor with such a
resolution within five (5) days of the execution of this Lease.

     38.  EXHIBITS

          See Exhibits "A", "B", "C", "D" and "E" attached hereto and
incorporated herein by reference.

     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, Lessor and Lessee have executed this Lease the
day and year first above written.

LESSEE:                            LESSOR:

a Colorado corporation             a Colorado Limited Liability Company

                                   By:  Warren Lortie Investments,
By:  /s/ Craig E. Lassen                Managing Member
     Craig E. Lassen               By:  /s/ Warren H. Lortie
Title:  President                       --------------------------------
                                   Warren H. Lortie
                                   Its: President