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Family continues search for Dylan Redwine His mom’s heart aches but she doesn’t give up hope By Lisa Collacott Her son just turned 14 but he wasn’t home to celebrate it with his family. Dylan Redwine had a birthday on Feb. 6 but instead of having cake and opening presents with his loved ones, his family is still trying to find him after he disappeared without a trace. The teen disappeared on Nov. 19 after going to visit his dad in Vallecito for Thanksgiving. His mom, Elaine Redwine, said when she first got the news that he was missing she thought he would be back the next day. But now it’s nearly three months later and Dylan has not been found. “I’ve followed all the missing people cases. I’ve followed the missing children, the missing women and my heart ached for them. You never think it’s going to be you in that position,” Redwine cried. “When I was

driving up to Durango I thought we’ll get a call from one of his friends or we’ll find him up in the mountains or something and when it was prolonged I knew someone else was involved because two-and-a-half months later Dylan couldn’t have done this himself.” Redwine said the investigators are doing what they can despite the little information they have. She doesn’t believe Dylan just walked away or that he went off somewhere and hitched a ride. “Vallecito is a small area and if he would have gotten a ride with somebody or if he would have been up in the woods all by himself we would have found something by now,” Redwine said. She added that if Dylan would have left on his own he would have called her or texted his friends. She said he was looking forward to going to visit his friends. His last text was at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 18. His phone went missing along with his backpack that contained his belongings. Redwine didn’t come out and say her Redwine continues on Page 9

Family and friends gathered in Monument at Limbach Park Wednesday in a ‘beams of hope’ observance of Dylan Redwine’s 14th birthday. Older Brother Cory, and his mother, Elaine, (black knit cap) spoke to news organizations and the crowd in continuing efforts to find the boy who has been missing since before Thanksgiving. Family members blew out candles on a cake decorated with a “Hope for Dylan” message. Photo by Rob Carrigan

Fireworks to take place in Monument By Lisa Collacott

lcollacott@ourcoloradonews. com The “best small town fireworks show” has been given the green light to take place at Monument Lake this year. After careful consideration the Monument board of trustees unanimously approved for Monument to host the fireworks. The board had some concerns about hosting the fireworks initially and asked the Palmer Lake Fireworks Committee to consult with Chief Jake Shirk of the Monument Police Department and the pyrotechnics company about their concerns. Mark Kirkland, owner of Kirkland Photography and vice-president of the Palmer

The Palmer Lake Fireworks Committee has asked the Monument board of Trustees to consider hosting the annual fireworks display in Monument this year. There are a number of safety concerns that were brought up at the Jan. 7 meeting. File photo

Commissioner address Tri-Lakes businesses Government cuts will effect the military, defense contract workers By Lisa Collacott

Fireworks Approved- The Monument board of trustees approved for the fireworks show to take place at Monument Lake this year provided there is no fire ban. Parking and viewing areas will be off of Mitchell Road, pictured, on Ernie Biggs property. Photo by Lisa Collacott Lake Fireworks Committee, presented a report from the pyrotechnics committee to the board of trustees and a map showing where the fireworks would be set off and the parking and viewing areas. Property owner Ernie Biggs has given his permission for people to park on his property. Kirkland said there would be a $5 parking fee to help generate funds for future fireworks shows and anyone parked west of the railroad tracks would have to leave through Monument Lake Road to Colo. 105. “It is a good opportunity as a community to show the world what we really have,” Kirkland said. “It helps the economy of our area to keep new faces coming up here and enjoying what we have to offer.” The board of trustees had concerns about people park-

ing on side streets and at businesses and how the downtown merchants feel about the fireworks show. John Dominowski, owner of the Front Street Square, said he welcomes it. “Our shopping center won’t be open that day. Happy to open it up for parking, happy to do whatever we can to assist as far as our property goes,” Dominowski said. Kirkland said he understands the concerns and there will always be some objections but people have to think about the long-term economic health of the area. He said the visitors to the area on the Fourth of July will be return to fish in the lake, shop and eat at the local restaurants. “These little stay-cations that are exploding because of the way our economy is; we’re a natural stay-cation location. It would be nice to see that

the bump for Fourth of July weekend or day of Fourth of July has a lot more legs to its longevity rather than just one day. We’re hoping that these people come back and want to see the flavor of our town,” Kirkland added. Kirkland said one of the reasons for moving the fireworks show to Monument is because Palmer Lake is dry and that could cause a lot of potential problems. There is still a lot of mud in the lake prompting rescues if people were to get stuck in the mud. “Our basic intention of having the fireworks at all is just to continue on the tradition of having a good celebration on Independence Day,” Kirkland said, adding that it is a Tri-Lakes event. The approval of the fireworks show is contingent on if there is a fire ban.

El Paso County Commissioner Darryl Glenn was the key note speaker at the annual State of the Chamber breakfast. Glenn, who is the county commissioner over district one which includes the Tri-Lakes area, spoke on topics that included the fiscal cliff, county budget, the Affordable Care Act, Amendment 64 and sequestration. When Glenn spoke about the fiscal cliff that Congress was trying to avoid late last year he said the good news was that we no longer need to look at cuts of $109 Glenn billion dollars but that bad news was that we are still looking at a cut of $85 billion dollars. One of the topics that is of great concern to Glenn is sequestration. Sequestration is cuts to government agencies such as defense. That means the Pikes Peak Region would take a direct hit because it is home to four military bases. The cuts will occur over the next 10 years and take effect March 1. Glenn told chamber members that Fort Carson recently sent out a memo regarding their facilities maintenance improvement budget. “They are already giving out notices, 160-300 jobs potential jobs. A lot of us in here you either were in the military or Glenn continues on Page 5


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Missing pilot’s body recovered AFA graduate posthumously promoted to major By Lisa Collacott A United States Air Force Academy graduate who went missing during a night training flight over the Adriatic Sea has been found. Maj. Lucas “Gaza” Gruenther, 32, went missing on Jan. 28. His body was recovered by an Italian vessel on Jan. 31 according to the U.S. Air Force. Gruenther, who was stationed at Aviano Air Base, Italy, was a 2003 academy graduate. Gruenther was the chief of flight safety for the 31st Fighter Wing at Aviano Air Base. According to the official Air Force website,, Gruenther had completed more than 2,640 hours of flying time which included 400 combat hours. He was selected to become flight commander, an aspiration of his, and an instructor pilot. However he never had the chance to fulfill that role. He was also posthumously promoted to major. During a memorial service for Gruenther at Aviano Air Base on Feb. 6, which was attended by more than 1,000 people, his wife accepted the Aerial Achievement Medal for his efforts during his deployment to Afghanistan and the Meritorious Service Award for his distinguished service as the 31st Fighter Wing Chief of Safety and as the 555th Fighter Squadron Assistant Chief of Training. He was to be officially pinned as major later this year. The Air Force reported that Maj. Travis Winslow, a 555 Fighter Squadron pilot, called Gruenther a “quintessential role model.” A native of California, Gruenther is sur-

Tri-Lakes Chamber looks at continued success for 2013 Adding new members and events By Lisa Collacott The Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce is looking ahead to 2013 and what lies ahead for the year. At the annual State of the Chamber breakfast on Feb. 8 Terri Hayes, executive director of the chamber, said 2012 brought about some challenges for the chamber which included losing some board members who moved out of state, cancelling the Business Expo and the cancellation of the biggest event of the year, the Fourth of July

Street Fair. But it also brought in a record number of new members and record attendance at chamber events. “We’re growing, we’re getting bigger and we’re getting better,” Hayes said. Hayes said she really wants to put a focus on new and existing members this year. She also said that because of the cancellation of the street fair the chamber opted instead to have it on Labor Day which turned out to be a success. She said there are plans to continue with the Labor Day Street Fair in addition to the annual street fair on the Fourth of July and she also added that they are working on some new events this year. One of those events includes a bike race and more informational seminars for business owners which will cover topics such as healthcare.

INSIDE THE TRIBUNE THIS WEEK Waldo Fire Write Thru: Police still looking for who is responsible for the Waldo Canyon Fire seven months later. Page 4

Walmart philanthropy: Walmart helps local charities to tune of $385,000. Page 10 Water Resource: Monument board of Trustees to decide on water plan proposal. Page 4

Gun debate: Colorado state lawmakers continue to push for liability plan. Page 11

Chief Manitou: Man known as “Chief Manitou” made his mark on Pikes Peak region. Page 8

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Sports: Lewis Palmer freshman No. 1 at championships. Page 14

U.S. Air Force Maj. Lucas Gruenther’s aircraft was shown during a memorial service on Aviano Air Base, Italy, Feb. 6, 2013. Approximately 1,000 people attended the memorial service for Gruenther, who lost his life when his aircraft went down during a training mission on Jan. 28. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Matthew Lotz) Courtesy Photo vived by his wife and a daughter as well as extended family. “He was clearly a special man. Just take a look around,” Brig. Gen. Scott Zobrist, the

31st Fighter Wing Commander said during his memorial service. “He was a professional Air Force officer and a wonderful human being.”


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Trustees to consider water plan proposal Will decide if they want to retain consultant for reuse and recycle plan By Lisa Collacott During the last Monument board of trustees meeting there was discussion about future water and retaining someone to come up with a plan on reusing and recycling the town’s water. The chairman of the Arkansas Basin Round Table presented a proposal to the board of trustees at the Feb. 4 meeting. If the town should decide to retain his services, Gary Barber would act as a consultant and represent the town in regional partnerships organized around infrastructure, reuse and renewable water acquisitions, prepare a water plan with a focus on reduction of use, reuse and recycling of the town’s existing water source and prepare a financial plan to implement water resource programs using the Acquisition, Storage and Delivery Fund. In his proposal Barber said the objective is to build on the work that has been performed to date by the Pikes Peak Regional Water Authority. “The idea would be to represent you, maybe initiate some of that planning, come back to you with some strategies and then come back with some financial strategies to implement those plans,” Barber said. Trustees asked Barber if he had examples of what the water plan would look like. Barber said he was the manager of the Forest Lakes system from 1999-2001 where he put together a water resource plan. He said he could give the town a hard copy of the study. “I basically managed the water infrastructure planning study which was the whole region. Same idea; where’s the storage, where’s the plumbing, how are you going to finance it?” Barber said. “Here are some ideas of how you can do it. A lot of

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interacting with the other water districts and where they are with the progress in their plans. The cost to retain Barber would cost the

town $2,500 for 20 hours a month. The board of trustees will look over the proposal and make a decision at a later date.

Police still seek person responsible for Waldo Canyon Fire

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Reward has grown to $100,000 By Lisa Collacott It’s been more than seven months and investigators still don’t know who is responsible for starting the Waldo Canyon Fire. The Waldo Canyon Task Force is continuing to seek information for who started the fire which began on June 23. Investigators have determined the fire was human caused but do not Wells-Yates know if the fire was accidental or intentionally set. The reward for information to the identification and possible arrest of who is responsible has grown to $100,000. The Colorado Springs Police Department is asking that anyone with information about a possible suspect call 719-385-2222. The Waldo Canyon Fire forced the evacuation of thousands on the west and northwest sides of Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, Cascade, Crystola, Green Moun-


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tain Falls, Crystal Park, Woodland Park and the United States Air Force Academy. Thousands more were put on a pre-evacuation notice. The fire raged out of control on June 26 burning 346 homes in the Mountain Shadows neighborhood, including the historic Flying W Ranch. Two people lost their lives. A total of 18,247 acres were burned and the fire is considered the most destructive in Colorado history. A separate reward is being offered for information Garrett that leads to the arrest of anyone involved in the burglaries of homes and vehicles in the evacuation areas. Two suspects have been arrested so far and have gone to trial for their involvement in burglarizing homes in the evacuation area. The jury returned guilty verdicts on Feb. 5 for Belinda Wells-Yates and Shane Garrett, both 38. Each is facing 48 years in prison. Fourth Judicial District Attorney Dan May prosecuted the two.

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l Couple nominated for O’Malley award Special to The Tribune

The 10th Air Base Wing commander and his wife have been nominated for the 2013 Gen. and Mrs. Jerome F. O’Malley Award. Col. Tim Gibson and his wife Nancy Gibson were nominated in part for their support of the Air Force Academy and Colorado Springs community during the Waldo Canyon Fire which forced the first evacuation in the academy’s history. “Colonel and Mrs. Gibson are the embodiment of the Air Force core values and have earned the respect of everyone here in the academy community for their consistently demonstrated love for their country, our Air Force and their fellow Airmen,”

academy Vice-Superintendent Col. Tamra Rank said in a statement nominating the Gibsons. Col. Gibson discussed his decision to evacuate the academy June 26 during a town hall meeting July 2. “Even the most pessimistic forecasts didn’t compare to what happened,” Gibson said. “Queens Canyon was the primary defensive line. The fire jumped over Queens Canyon and spread three miles to the east. The hairs on the back of my neck started going up.” Personnel with the 10th Security Forces Squadron oversaw the evacuation. Later during the firefighting effort, 10th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters proved instru-

Pikes Peak Annual Flash fiction contest coming up Special to The Tribune

Pikes Peak Branch National League of American Pen Women The Pikes Peak Branch National League of American Pen Women is hosting its annual Flash Fiction Contest. Flash fiction is a complete, but very short story of 100 words or fewer and not including the title. The theme of this year’s contest is “Hidden Amongst These Worlds.” The work can be in any genre except poetry. Works of flash fiction must be postmarked or received by email by May 1. The

entry fees are $10 for the first manuscript and $8 for each additional manuscript. There is also an optional $10 fee for a critique of the work. First prize is $100, second prize is $50 and the Judge’s Merit prize is $25. Mail or email each submission with a cover letter and check (or PayPal Transaction ID) in the appropriate amount to: Shannon Lawrence, Flash Fiction Contest Chair, 29 E. Moreno Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903-3915, or thewarriormuse@gmail. com. Contact Lawrence at info@ppb-nlapw. org with questions or go to and click on the “Contests” tab.

Air Force Academy cadet dies

r theSpecial to The Tribune later A United States Air Force Academy has died. Cadet 4th Class James L. Walsh died Saturday night in the cadet area. Academy personnel found Cadet Walsh on Feb. 9 and contacted emergency services who attempted to revive him using life saving measures without success. The Commandant of Cadets informed

the cadet wing of the death. “The academy is deeply saddened by the tragic loss we suffered Saturday,” said Lt. Gen. Mike Gould, Superintendent of the Air Force Academy. “As we grieve the passing of James, we ask that everyone keep his family and friends in their thoughts and prayers.” The cause of death is under investigation. Academy personnel are coordinating funeral arrangements with the cadet’s family.

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you know somebody who is in the military, you can touch somebody that is in the military,” Glenn said. “These are real impacts to not only the people that are fighting for our rights and freedoms everyday but also the mom and pop shops that are located outside the installations that rely on people to be able to frequent their facilities.”

He said orders have already been given that all military installations, including the Air Force Academy, might have to start using furlough days. Glenn said if sequestration moves forward then the county expects a negative economic impact of $4.71 billion. He plans to host a town hall meeting on March 16 to provide more information in regards to sequestration.

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Special to The Tribune Three Air Force Academy upper classmen flew to Scott Air Force Base, Ill. on Jan. 15 to get feedback on their prototype for a new and improved system to load patients into aircraft. The three cadets met with members of the 375th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron and representatives from Air Mobility Command during a Patient Loading System capstone workshop. “The current patient loading system needs to be replaced with safer equipment for medical personnel and patients,” said Maj. Samantha Treadwell, AMC’s Aeromedical Evacuation Medical Modernization officer-in-charge. “Currently, parts have to be taken off of one (patient loading system) to fix another because the parts can no longer be ordered.” While at Scott AFB the three cadets gave a presentation on their prototypes’ design construction, analysis and testing. Using prototypes made of wood, metal and Legos, they presented their potential patient loading system replacement design concepts, including different lifts and means of elevating patients onto an aircraft. The medical personnel tested the prototypes and provided feedback on advantages and disadvantages. “One of the major issues with numerous design projects is that engineers may design something the customer does not want so our goal was to avoid that at all costs,” said Maj. Cody Rasmussen, the academy’s engineering mechanics department advisor. “Without inputs from the (Aeromedical Evacuation) member, we have no guidance for what needs to be improved, especially

transport is vital. An improved PLS will aid in that effort, and perhaps one day one of their inventions will be what we use.’ Major Samantha Treadwell since we have limited experience ourselves,” said Cadet 1st Class Hayden Richards. “We hope to mesh our ideas together.” The 375th AES is the pilot unit for all Air Force aeromedical evacuation issues so it was critical that the medical personnel were involved in the process Treadwell said. And with more than 2,000 hours of combined experience, the 375th AES participants moved theory into a practical system. “Providing safe patient transport is vital,” Treadwell said. “An improved PLS will aid in that effort, and perhaps one day one of their inventions will be what we use.” The cadets will give their final presentation in May to the Air Mobility Command and to leaders in the Air Force Medical Support Agency. In all, seven academy seniors took part in the project: Cadets 1st Class Matt Heien; Tyler Ogren; Brad Phelan, Fred Rath; Jared Rillings; Jenna Whetsel; and Richards.

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Love, commitment nudges skaters on Love is a commitment — an enduring presence that can reach out from the past, or even from beyond the grave Friday, the day after Valentines Day, marks the 52nd anniversary of perhaps the worst tragedy in modern American sports history. But from that tragedy, the seeds of renewal were sown. The entire U.S. Figure Skating team was killed in a plane crash in Brussels, Belgium on February 15, 1961. The team was on their way to the world championships in Prague when 18 skaters, six coaches, and 10 judges, officials and family members died a few miles short of the Brussels airport, along with the other 27 passengers and crew of 11. At least eight passengers were Colorado Springs resi-

dents. “Can you imagine what would happen to a sport when the entire team and coaches for that team and some of the officials all died at the same time?” Patricia St. Peter, current president of U.S. Figure Skating,

was quoted in an Associated Press story Saturday. “Literally, this organization was starting over.” The story goes on to note that future American skaters owe that tragic team for almost everything. “Whether it was a young Peggy Fleming getting money for a new pair of skates from the Memorial Fund, established in honor of those killed, or Evan Lysacek and Michelle Kwan absorbing the lessons Frank Carroll had been taught by his coach, Maribel Vinson Owen, every moment of glory U.S. figure skating has had in the past 50 years can be traced to that tragedy in Belgium.” “They were the springboard for everyone that came after them,” 1984 Olympic

champion Scott Hamilton says in Rise, a documentary honoring the crash victims that will be shown Thursday night at more than 500 theaters nationwide. “All of us who came after represent their promise, their dream.” The eight Colorado Springs skaters that perished on that flight were all members of the Broadmoor Skating Club. Patty Bushman, the sister of two-time Olympic figure skater Ken Shelley, chronicled the stories of the 34-person U.S. delegation (in addition to the 18 skaters, six coaches and 10 judges, officials and family members were on board) in a recent book, “Indelible Tracings.”

Animals provide many services A good turn of phrase It’s quite often you go to the store, shopping mall or take in a baseball game or other event and you will see someone that has a service or guide dog. This person could be blind or have some other disability. The Americans with Disabilities Act defines a service animal as “any guide dog, signal dog or other animal trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability.” Dogs not only aid the deaf and blind or those with spinal cord injuries. They alert their companion to seizures and some are even used to alert of peanuts and other allergens for those who have severe anaphylactic allergies. Angel Service Dogs is located in Monument and provides service dogs for just that. But dogs aren’t the only ones used as service animals. Miniature horses, Capuchin monkeys, goats, ferrets, birds, ducks and even iguanas are used. One article I came across online told of a man that had a boa constrictor as a service animal. Anytime the man was getting ready to have a seizure the snake would squeeze him to alert him. Snakes have also been known to aid people with Bipolar disorder or obsessive compulsive or panic disorders. A video I watched told the story of a woman with severe Multiple Sclerosis who had a service monkey. The monkey would pick things off the floor for her; turn off light switches and do everyday tasks that she could no longer do. But animals not only provide service they also are used in therapy. I was privileged a few months back to sit in on equine therapy for Lewis-Palmer School District 38 special needs students as part of their adapted physical education class. Equine therapy has been used in recent years to help those with autism, Down’s

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A friend of mine gives me her old New Yorker magazines about once a month. As newspaper reporters, we are taught to relay information using as few words as necessary; you’ve probably noticed I’m not that good at short. With that said, however, that training sometimes makes it hard to get past The New Yorker’s long-winded brand of reporting. Once in a while, though, a phrase in The New Yorker catches my imagination. I ran across one such phrase in the Dec. 17 edition where New Yorker staff art critic Peter Schjeldahl writes about the reopening of the Yale University Art Gallery. In his critique he describes works by artist Josef Albers as “rather nightmarish, like military drills for butterflies.” The phrase conjured an impossible scene of Monarchs flying in formation. If Schjeldahl had said “military drills for moths” the scene would be less nightmarish, especially when we recall last spring’s hordes of miller moths making kamikaze dives at our windshields. I draw the line at velvet Elvis paintings but I am by no means an art connoisseur so I had never heard of Albers but the critic’s turn of phrase made me curious about a man who could or would regiment butterflies. Albers (1888-1976) was a German-born American designer, photographer, typographer, printmaker and poet who headed Yale’s Department of Design from 19501958 when he retired from teaching. His works are abstract and he is best remembered for his hundreds of paintings of nested squares, a series of works he collectively titled “Homage to the Square.” This confession might mark me as a hick but, for the most part, I like my art to

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Choice enrollment open until Feb. 22 I would like to take this opportunity to remind our community that our Choice Enrollment Window is open until Feb. 22. We have received hundreds of applications and we want to be sure your application is considered, so please fill out your Choice Enrollment application by 4 p.m., Feb. 22. You can go directly to the application from our website at Our pledge is to notify families by April 1 about whether their students will be placed in the school of their choice. Be sure your application contains an accurate email address because this is how we will contact you.

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February is Heart Month and Academy District 20 is teaming up with Chapel Hills Mall and El Paso/Teller 911 Authority to get at least 1,000 people trained in Hands-only CPR.

This is an appropriate partnership for our staff, students, parents, and anyone in the Academy District 20 Community because last fall, our district installed Automated External Defibrillators in each of our schools and departments. Hands-only CPR training complements the AEDs because someone can perform this life-saving technique while the AED is located and prepared for use. Training is offered for any adults and

`News butchers’ take papers to the rails Now this could be an interesting story in many ways, but, it is actually a story of a change in times. A hundred years ago there were many more independent newspapers to be found. As a train traveled across the country, occasionally a news boy, or “butcher,” sold papers walking through the train as it waited at a station. This was challenging and many a lad was caught in a story! As a train pulled into a station, a lad, or sometimes many lads, rushed onto the train with an arm load of newspapers. Since they met every train, the boys knew just how much time they had. In the days before radio, this is how you might keep up with happenings. In a long trip this could be quite important. In bigger towns there might be more than one newspaper being sold. The first thing that comes to mind is getting stuck on the train, not getting off before it left the station. Indeed this was not the biggest problem! I have read in old papers stories of another problem, not for the boys, but the purchaser of the paper. At the time a paper cost nominally a nickel, maybe a dime and they were known to, on occasion, do a pretty bad job of making change. Since most of these boys were doing it for the money, any extra was a plus. The excuse was simple, they had to operate quickly and that caused the mistake. Unusually, they never gave too much change! Many a conductor, or porter, had to settle a dispute over the change. This was the main reason the practice was usually stopped. In stops at major stations, a train might sit for up to half an hour, but most stops

were just a few minutes. The train might be taking on water, mail, or other supplies at these stops. If it was a well filled train, the butcher might sell out before he was completely through the train, but that was the exception. In this area, the practice was not well accepted. The main line companies had their own stands where they sold things, like newspapers. Eventually, even those that allowed the butchers tired of the problems on the trains and only let them sell on the platform. This didn’t eliminate all the problems with money but it did keep them from being stuck on a train! On the Rio Grande, Santa Fe and Midland trains a train man would get papers and sell them on the train. In the Pullman car, often it was a free service each morning. Even today, on some train there is a fresh paper waiting at the door of the sleeping car passengers in the morning. Mel McFarland, artist, author, retired teacher and railroader, is a Colorado Springs native who has a strong interest in the events of this area’s past.

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students in middle school and high school. It only takes about 10 minutes to learn how to do Hands-only CPR. Anyone interested in the training can attend a free session at the Chapel Hills Mall Food Court between 4-7 p.m., Feb. 11-15, or 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Feb. 16. Sessions will be offered every 15 minutes. Our Parent Academy program is also offering a dual session at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 19, at the district Education and Administration Center that includes Hands-only CPR training and information about what happens when someone dials 911. This session is appropriate for children of all ages and adults. It will reinforce the proper use of 911 and demonstrate what a 911 dispatcher is doing during an emergency call to determine important information. Please register for this event at www.

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Our district is in contact with the project management team and construction teams that will widen I-25 from north of Woodmen Road to Baptist Road this spring and summer. Construction is scheduled to begin in early March. We have provided the I-25 North Design-Build Project Team with important dates for our students and families this spring including graduation dates at the U.S. Air Force Academy. We urge you to keep informed about this project because of the effect it will have on traffic including our buses that use I-25 as part of their regular delivery routes. Mark Hatchell is the superintendent of Academy District 20. He writes a monthly column for the Tri-LakesTribune. You can follow him on Twitter @markhatchell.

On C-470, toll lanes best way to go The group tasked with devising a plan to improve C-470 made the right call last week when it decided to pursue the construction of new lanes that would come with a toll. It’s not a solution everyone will embrace, but when looking at how to arrive at a more-motorist-friendly highway, the truth is, there is no perfect path. It’s going to take money. It’s going to take time. And while the work is being done, it’s going to be inconvenient. So why do anything? Clearly, the Denver metro area is growing and much of that growth is taking place near C-470, which snakes from I-25 to I-70. The population along the 27-mile corridor is expected, by some estimates, to swell by more than 30 percent over the next 20 years. Already, some stretches of the highway see more than 100,000 vehicles a day. During morning and afternoon rush hours, the road is plenty congested now. Throw in thousands of extra vehicles per day, and the future of the road as a preferred, or even viable, route doesn’t look bright. That’s not acceptable for a corridor that includes areas like northern Douglas County, which is quickly becoming a magnet for businesses to open and relocate. So when the C-470 Corridor Coalition took up the task of brainstorming improvements in 2011, it was an important step. The coalition’s decision-making committee is made up of representatives from Littleton, Centennial, Lone Tree, Highlands Ranch and from Douglas, Arapahoe and Jefferson counties. The group’s focus, for now, is on the 13-mile stretch from I-25 to Kipling, identified as the swath most in need of immediate assistance. After months of doing research, reaching out to communities and polling residents, the coalition was left with three logical choices: toll only new lanes, toll all lanes or try to raise taxes (sales or property). To be sure, the Feb. 7 decision to move forward on the plan for a minimum of one new express toll lane in each direction was neither hasty, nor uninformed. Tolling all lanes was the least-popular option in public polling and was rightfully dismissed. An all-toll highway might have backfired by keeping too many

OUR VIEW motorists away and costing municipalities more headache, gridlock and construction costs through the wearing down of local arterial roads. A property-tax increase surely would have been voted down, but there was some support in citizen polls for a sales-tax hike. We agree, however, with local officials who said such a measure could be unfair to communities located in the new taxing district. “I think we see it as a competitive issue having a retail tax here that we (wouldn’t) have in other locations, just outside the boundary,” said Lone Tree Mayor Jim Gunning, whose city is home to the popular Park Meadows mall. Imposing a toll only on new lanes makes the most sense, and as it would not require an election like the taxing options, would be the quickest to implement. It’s also the most fair: It would be a motorist’s decision to use the new lanes and thus pay the fee. We venture to guess many would pony up to zip along at a quicker, less-encumbered pace. As mentioned, the plan, which carries a tentative price tag between $230 million and $350 million, isn’t perfect. The coalition acknowledges there may be a need to find additional funding sources if revenue from the toll lanes doesn’t fully pay for the project. It’s not an insignificant risk, but it is one worth taking, given the potential reward. The group plans to take some time to refine the conceptual design and cost estimates and there are environmental, traffic and revenue studies that must be done before anything is final. Even if everything goes as planned, it could be up to two years before construction begins. And that doesn’t cover the second-phase, from Kipling to I-70, which a different set of officials will get to work on shortly. So while we’re not there yet, at least we’re not stuck in rush-hour traffic, wishing for a magical way out.

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Pedro Cajete, known in the Pikes Peak region in the early 20th century as ‘Chief Manitou,’ was featured on postcards from Colorado to California. Robert Cronk will present ‘Chief Manitou and His Contributions to the Pikes Peak Region’ for the Palmer Lake Historical Society on Feb. 21 at the Palmer Lake Town Hall. Courtesy photo

`Chief Manitou’ contributed to local history History presentation at Palmer Lake City Hall By Norma Engelberg

IF YOU GO WHAT: “Chief Manitou and His Contributions to the Pikes Peak Region” WHEN: 7:00 p.m., Saturday Feb. 21

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almer Lake Historical Society invites the public to hear a presentation about the man who came to be known as “Chief Manitou” in “Chief Manitou and His Contributions to the Pikes Peak Region” by Robert Cronk. The presentation will begin at 7 p.m. on Feb. 21 at the Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent, Palmer Lake, CO 80133. Spend an informative evening with Cronk as he presents the story of Pedro Cajete, a Tewa Indian from the Santa Clara Pueblo in New Mexico, who became known locally as “Chief Manitou.” Cronk became interested in the history of “Chief Manitou” while exploring Pedro’s


Cave, which was named for Cajete and located near the Cave of the Winds. Cronk’s research uncovered information about “Chief Manitou,” his travels and his impact on the tourist industry of this region in the early part of the 20th century. He also found that “Chief Manitou” was well liked wherever he went, and why, back in his Pueblo, he became known as “The Great Storyteller.”

Cronk has written about Cajete several times in Rocky Mountain Caving Magazine. In the summer 2002 edition he wrote “Chief Manitou’s Descendants Visit Historic Manitou Cave” and in the winter 2003 edition he wrote “Chief Manitou: The Man Behind Pedro’s Cave.” In a dissertation titled “Double Take: Tourism and Photography Endeavors Among the Northern Pueblos of the Rio Grande” submitted to the University of Minnesota by Matthew Martinez, Cajete is described as a small man with an outgoing personality who stole the show wherever he appeared. In 1915, Cajete took part in the “Sociability Tour” in which motor cars caravanned to the Midwest and East to promote vacationing and tourism in the Pikes Peak region. This event is free and refreshments will be served after the presentation. For more information about the Palmer Lake Historical Society and its monthly events, visit

February is Heart Month and Academy School District 20 is teaming up with Chapel Hills Mall and El Paso/Teller 9-1-1 to get at least 1,000 people trained in Handsonly CPR. This is an appropriate partnership for the D-20 staff, students, parents and anyone in the D-20 community because during the fall of 2012 the district installed Automated External Defibrillators in each school. Hand-only CPR training complements the AEDs because someone can perform this life-saving technique while IF YOU GO the AED is located and prepared for WHAT: Hands-Only use. CPR Training is WHEN: 4:00 to 7:00 offered for any p.m. Wednesday Feb. 13 adults and stuthrough Friday Feb. 15 dents in middle or 11:00 a.m. Saturday school and high Feb. 16 school. It only takes WHERE: Chapel Hills about 10 minutes Mall Food Court to learn how to do COST: Free Hands-only CPR. Anyone interested INFO: in the training can parentacademy attend a free session at the Chapel Hills Mall Food Court between 4:00-7:00 p.m., Feb. 11-15 or 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 16. Sessions will be offered every 15 minutes. The Academy District 20 Parent Academy program is also offering a dual session that includes Hands-only CPR training and information about what happens when someone dials 9-1-1 at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at the district Education and Administration Center. This session is appropriate for children of all ages and adults. It will reinforce the proper use of 9-1-1 and demonstrate what a 9-1-1 dispatcher is doing during an emergency call and why they need particular information. Please register for this event at www.

CPR-Academy District 20 along with El Paso/Teller 9-1-1 are teaming together to train 1,000 people in Hands-only CPR. Training will take place Feb. 11-16 at the Chapel Hills Mall and is open for adults and students in middle or high school. Courtesy photo


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Cory Redwine, Dylan’s older brother, led a prayer in honor of the missing teen’s 14th birthday to open vigil Wednesday night. Photos by Rob Carrigan

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ex-husband Mark Redwine had anything to do with Dylan’s disappearance but she does believe he knows more than he’s telling anyone. “I think that those last hours that we can account for Dylan are crucial. I have so many questions and no answers. And everything that he is saying is so uncharacteristic of Dylan,” Redwine said. When Dylan first went missing Elaine Redwine was interviewed by Good Morning America and Nancy Grace and now the family has an opportunity to be featured on the Dr. Phil show Feb. 13 to get the word out about Dylan however Redwine said her ex wouldn’t agree and said he could do it at the end of the month instead. “It really frustrates me because that’s two weeks longer and we could do it next Wednesday. Cory (Dylan’s older brother) and I are up for that. Whatever it takes to bring Dylan home we’re there,” she said. “We need to come together collectively to find Dylan.”

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Redwine said it’s important to keep Dylan’s face out there. Several rallies have taken place with the most recent one on Dylan’s birthday in Limbach Park in Monument. “We have to do something to keep Dylan out there and keep his story and his face out there. I don’t want to hold any more rallies I just want him to come home,” an emotional Redwine said. “But if that’s what we have to do to keep him out there then that’s what we’ll do.” Redwine said they moved to Colorado Springs from Bayfield in July and then eventually moved into their home in Monument. She said the amount of support they have received from the communities is humbling. A spaghetti fundraiser took place at Lewis-Palmer High School recently and brought a lot of money in to go towards the reward. The reward is now more than $50,000. Dylan Redwine is an eighth grade student at Lewis-Palmer Middle School and Redwine said he was enjoying school and had made a lot of friends. She said he is looking forward to high school next year.

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Dylan Redwine’s aunt Karen Milisavljevich prepares balloons for release in the ‘beams of hope’ birthday event at Limbach Park. ing children that have returned home give her hope that her son will return home. “I have to cling to hope. It’s not something you can touch, it’s not something you can see. It’s something you feel. I have hope that Dylan will come home safe.” Every time the phone rings she has a glimmer of hope that it will be Dylan calling. Their weekends are spent going down to Durango searching for him, visiting the sheriff’s office for any information. Until Dylan comes home life is on hold. Elaine Redwine has returned to her job but her thoughts are consumed with finding her son, wondering what happened to him. She said they didn’t celebrate Christmas but only gathered together as a family for the sake of her mom who has terminal cancer. “We just want someone to come forward and let us know. Any little tidbit may help us, may crack it (the case) right open. We just want Dylan home,” she said. If anyone has any information leading to the whereabouts of Dylan Redwine they are asked to call the La Plata County Crime Stoppers at 970-247-1112 or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678.

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They had three children. A daughter Marlene of “Coffee on the Go” on North Gate Blvd, who has three sons Zac, Jay, and Will. A son, Morgan (Christy), of Charis Bible College, and has three daughters Casey, Cara and Cayla of Monument, CO. And, a son Marshal (Sara), of JBS Monfort, has a daughter, Samantha, and a son, Jake, of Greeley, CO. She had one older brother, Marion, (deceased), and a younger brother Ronald (Kay), retired, of Colorado Springs. Lillian was a 30 year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Martha Chapter, Castle Rock where she was the Musician, and Centennial Chapter, Colorado

Springs, CO. Lillian retired in the 90’s from the elementary school system at Lewis-Palmer Consolidated Schools in Monument. In light of her dedication to the school, the family is asking for donations in lieu of flowers, please make checks payable to: LewisPalmer District #38, memo: Lillian Brown’s Memorial Fund, (Tax deduction certificates may be requested), and mail to: Lewis-Palmer Elementary 1315 Lake Woodmoor Dr., Monument, CO 80132. Lillian Brown’s Memorial Service is at 11:00 AM, February 16, 2013, A luncheon will be provided by the Deacons of the Church and the Order of the Eastern Star following the Service. Everyone is invited. Monument Community Presbyterian Church, 238 Third St., Monument, CO 80132.

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Lillian Carmen Brown passed away February 1, 2013 at Pikes Peak Hospice in Colorado Springs, CO. Lillian was born on September 19, 1932 to Bessie Orene and Fay Jonathon Mahaffie in Olathe, Kansas. The family moved to Monument, CO, in the Spring of 1942 getting work at the Higby Ranch in Douglas County. Lillian was enrolled in the 5th Grade in Monument that fall where she met her future husband of 56 years. They graduated from Lewis-Palmer High School in May, 1950 and temporarily went their separate ways. Lillian graduated from The University of Northern Colorado in 1955 with a degree in Elementary Education. She later obtained a Masters Degree from Lesley College. Lillian married Gwilym Robert Brown on June 17, 1956 at Monument Community Presbyterian Church.

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Nonprofit organizations receive Walmart grants N Teachers, equestriam therapists win By Norma Engelberg Boots and Saddles Therapeutic Riding Center and teachers at Ray E. Kilmer Elementary School won grants from Walmart as the company celebrated 50 years of community involvement. In 2012 Walmart and the Walmart Foundation gave away $17 million in cash and in-kind contributions to Colorado nonprofit organizations, $385,000 in grants for 2012 were given away at a gala event on Feb. 8 at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs. Boots and Saddles won a $5,000 grant for its work with children and adults with disabilities. Equestrian therapy contribute to the cognitive, physical and social wellbeing of its many clients who participate in every aspect of riding, including grooming and saddling.

The center was represented by Louise Rue and Tina Ecker. Monument Walmart store manager Diane Maxwell introduced them to the gathered audience. For more information about the Boots and Saddles center, visit Maxwell also introduced Becky Moulden and Gail Ostrgren who represented teachers at the Lewis-Palmer School District 38 elementary school. The school received 20-$50 gift cards and more than 40 backpacks filled with basic school supplies. Maxwell acknowledged that today’s teachers often use their own money to buy supplies for their classrooms and that the gift cards will be used to help teachers defray costs. Ostrgren said she will use her gift card to buy snacks for children who come to school hungry. Walmart has also sponsored many events in the Pikes Peak region, including the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Peak Vista Breakfast of Champions and Back to School Program programs, military appreciation day at the El Paso County Fair and Christmas Unlimited.

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Special to The Tribune The Victor Lowell Thomas Museum and Teller County Focus Group sponsor the first annual SteamPunk Festival in Victor. Designed to explore Victor’s historic Gold Coin Mine, SteamPunk features a tour of the mine by Gary Horton, a Victor resident and former hard-rock miner. As well, Richard Marold appears as Nikola Tesla in the historic Gold Coin Club built in 1899 as an athletic club for Gold Coin miners. The club is across the street from the mine. Because the entire event at the original time was sold out, the sponsors have added a second time on the same day Feb. 16.

WHAT: SteamPunk Festival WHEN: Friday, Feb. 15 through Sunday Feb. 17 WHERE: Victor Hotel COST: $15 per person INFO: FOR more information and a schedule of events, please visit The new schedule begins at 11a.m. with the tour of the Gold Coin Club, followed at noon by the Tesla presentation and 1 p.m. for the Gold Coin Mine Tour. The cost is $15 a person and seating is limited. Reservations are or at the door, if not sold ahead of time.

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Ray E. Kilmer Elementary School teachers Becky Moulden, left, and Gail Ostrgren represented the school at a gala event hosted by Walmart on Feb. 8. The Lewis-Palmer School District 38 school was the recipient of the Teachers Reward Program. Representing the Monument Walmart was represented by Stacy Fontana and store manager Diane Maxwell.

El Paso County Public Health to offer Free flu shots for children Special to The Tribune The flu is more dangerous than the common cold for children and the best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu vaccine each year. It is not too late to get a flu shot this year. El Paso County Public Health’s Immunization Clinic will offer free flu shots for children, ages six months to 18-years-old, while vaccine supplies are available. To schedule an appointment call the clinic at (719) 578-3199. The flu vaccine is also available at many doctor’s offices and at a variety of pharmacy locations throughout El Paso County. For a flu clinic locator, visit The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends everyone six months of age and older re-

ceive a flu vaccine. An annual immunization boosts your immune system and is the first and most important step in protecting yourself against this serious disease. Influenza in the United States typically arrives in the late fall and peaks from late January to mid-March. During the 2011-2012 flu season 46 people were hospitalized for flu-related illnesses in El Paso County. This year’s flu season started earlier and more people have been hospitalized with flu-like illnesses. Since Oct. 7, 2012- Jan. 31, 92 people have been hospitalized for flu related illnesses and one child has died in El Paso County. Symptoms of the flu can include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills, fatigue and sometimes vomiting and

diarrhea. Some people with the flu will not have a fever. Here are some tips to help stop the spread of germs at home, work and school: • Avoid close contact with people who are sick • Stay home when sick • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing • Wash your hands often with soap and water to help protect yourself from germs. If soap and water are not available use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth to spread germs For more information on the flu visit El Paso County Public Health’s website at www.elpasocountyhealth. org.

Democrats propose child-welfare reforms Training, reporting plan aims to head off abuse By Vic Vela Gov. John Hickenlooper and other Democratic state leaders on Feb. 6 announced a series of reforms to the state’s child welfare system, which are in part aimed at preventing child abuse before it happens. The proReport posals include the setup of a statewide child abuse reporting hotline, more training for child welfare caseworkers, and other efforts designed to protect children. “We want to make sure we keep our


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greater transparency, through the development of a website where the public can keep tabs on efforts taking place inside the child welfare system. And the plan calls for modern technology, such as the use of smart phones and tablets to help caseworkers with their workloads. Hickenlooper will seek funding for his proposals by asking the Legislature to set aside $22 million in next year’s budget. The governor also said that Colorado will receive $8 million in federal funds in each of the next five years, which will also go toward funding reforms. The governor was joined at the press conference by legislators who will be involved in drafting the bills. “We may not be able to prevent every child death by abuse, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try,” said state Sen. Jeanne Nicholson, D-Black Hawk.

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Democratic Senate leader not backing down By Vic Vela The president of the National Rifle Association on Feb. 7 said it would be “foolish” for Colorado state lawmakers to push for legislation aimed at making assaultweapons manufacturers, sellers Report and owners liable for crimes that are committed with those firearms. But the legislator who is pushing for that kind of law, Senate President John Morse, D-Colorado Springs, said he still plans


on crafting a type of bill aimed at holding those associated with “killing machines” responsible for the damage they are capable of inflicting. Morse was one of a handful of top local lawmakers whom NRA President David Keene met with during his Feb. 7 visit to Colorado. Keene’s Colorado trip came two days after Democratic legislators unveiled eight gun-control bills aimed at curbing firearms-related violence. Four of those bills were introduced in the House of Representatives the day of Keene’s visit. Keene, speaking with reporters in the Capitol following his meeting with Morse, said he told Democratic lawmakers that he intended on finding common ground on issues such as gun background checks and making sure guns don’t get in the hands of criminals or those with mental health issues. But Keene made it clear that he would not support any effort to hold gun makers and sellers liable for damages caused by

assault weapons, saying that federal law shields those groups from any civil liability. Keene said that any attempt at that type of legislation would be nothing more than a “feel-good” measure. “You cannot sue them because someone uses their perfectly legal product and misuses it,” Keene said. Keene also told Colorado Community Media in a private conversation that the NRA is not concerned about the politics of the gun debate, in spite of some polling evidence that shows the public supporting at least some types of gun-control efforts, in the wake of recent mass shootings around the country. “We are not going to compromise the Second Amendment rights of our citizens to do things that don’t work,” he said. Morse, who announced his plans to pursue the Assault Weapon Responsibility Act during a Democratic-led press conference at the Capitol Feb. 5, said he is still working on how his legislation will be crafted. The former police officer said he is

aware of federal laws that protect the gun industry from liability and that, if it turns out he cannot target makers and sellers of military-type assault weapons, he could envision legislation intended to at least hold owners and possessors of assault weapons liable. Morse lamented the “amazing protection that the gun makers get,” but said he does hope the NRA is serious about finding common ground. “I don’t know if at the end of the day they are going to support any (part of the Democratic gun package), but I know the people of Colorado support all of it.” Keene also met with Gov. John Hickenlooper, who supports some Democratic gun control efforts, but has not yet endorsed Morse’s proposal. Hickenlooper did not address the media, but his office issued a statement after his meeting with Keene, saying that, “While we might not agree on a number of things, there will certainly be places where we can find common ground.”

Democratic lawmakers roll out gun-control package Opponents see liability measure as ban By Vic Vela

Democratic state lawmakers on Feb. 5 unveiled a gun-control legislative package, which in part calls for required background checks for all gun buyers and strict liability for owners and sellers of assault weapons. But the ideas aimed at curbing gun violence, which were anReport nounced by leaders of the General Assembly’s controlling party during a morning press conference inside the state Capitol, were immediately met with stiff opposition by gun-rights advocates. Democratic leaders — who were joined at the event by people whose lives have been affected by gun violence — announced eight pieces of “gun safety” legislation, which they said is needed in the wake of shooting massacres that continue to make headlines around the country. “As a civilized society, we cannot stand back and wait for another Columbine, another Aurora,” said House Speaker Mark Ferrandino, D-Denver. the Some of the efforts announced Tuesday e thecame as no surprise — gun-control legislaakingtion has been high on the list of priorities em. for Democrats this session. dern But perhaps the bill that will cause the martgreatest amount of ire for Republicans and work-gun advocates is one aimed at creating strict financial liability for makers, sellers g forand owners of assault weapons. ature Senate President John Morse, D-Coloear’srado Springs, who will sponsor the Assault thatWeapon Responsibility Act, said his bill n inwill make assault weapons makers, sellers t fiveand owners “liable for 100 percent of the und-



damage” caused by “military style” assault weapons that are used in the commission of crimes. “The sickness of violence is spreading through America like a plague,” Morse said. Morse insisted that the legislation would not constitute a ban on assault weapons, and that it would not impact handguns, bolt action rifles and shotguns. But Morse’s bill was met with ridicule by conservatives. “That’s a frightening prospect,” said Sen. Greg Brophy, R-Wray. “I can’t believe how extreme that is.” Brophy quipped that the ban is a “clever,” back-door way of banning assault weapons because it would create an environment where gun makers would stop manufacturing their products out of concern for being held financially liable, if those weapons get in the wrong hands. Brophy said that holding essentially every party associated with an assault weapon liable is akin to “holding Coors and 7-Eleven liable” when someone robs beer from a convenience store and then gets drunk and causes a drunken-driving accident. Dudley Brown, executive director of Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, said Morse’s bill is “a functional ban” on assault weapons. He also said that people who commit gun crimes “should be held accountable the same way” as people who commit crimes with knives or other types of weapons. The legislative package contains other types of gun control efforts. Rep. Rhonda Fields, D-Aurora — whose son was shot to death in 2005 before he was scheduled to testify in a murder trial — is sponsoring two bills that would require background checks for all gun buyers, as well as a ban on high-capacity magazines used in certain types of weapons. “They have no place in our communities and they have no place in our streets,” Fields said of ammunition-feeding devices that accept more than 10 rounds of bullets. Other Democratic bills would address mental health issues; keep domestic violence offenders from possessing guns; re-

Museum explores rare-earth geopolitics

the who ls. eventSpecial to The Tribune that said The Western Museum of Mining & InBlackdustry is set to show visitors how geology and geography affect the global political landscape with its new exhibit and lecture, “Geopolitics of Rare Earth Minerals.” Geopolitics is the discipline that studies how geography influences international politics. Rare Earth Minerals are elements that are necessary in many 21st century technological applications such as lasers, satellites, fighter jets, microwaves, superconductors, nuclear batteries, hybrid car batteries, missile guidance systems, television screens, MRIs, computers, and smart phones. Obviously, the mining and supply of REM’s is critical and the geopolitical issue is this: Currently, China controls 97 percent of global Rare Earth production! This global market domination has allowed China

to drive up prices and leverage behavioral changes in countries with which it has disputes. During this same time period, U.S. military planners are questioning the wisdom of relying on Chinese rare earth minerals to build smart bombs, cruise missiles and drones, among other weapons systems that are crucial to national security. This, combined with price increases, has caused an international rush to prospect for and develop mining operations for these essential minerals. U.S. companies are developing new mining plans and working to re-open mining operations that closed in the 1990s, but usable production is still several years away. In developing this exhibit, WMMI is grateful for the research, exhibition work and direction of Terrence W. Haverluk, professor of Geopolitics in the department of Economics and Geosciences at the United States Air Force Academy.

quire in-person training for those who seek concealed carry permits; and take other actions. Count Brophy and Brown among those who are staunchly opposed to all the efforts put forth by Democrats Tuesday. “None of these ideas that (Democrats) were talking about today will make anybody safer,” Brophy said. Brown said that he intends to pound the proverbial pavement in opposition to Democratic efforts’. “We’re going out in legislators’ districts … and tell gun owners, `This is what (lawmakers) are doing to your rights,’” he said. It’s unknown at this time how many of the bills will end up being supported by the Democratic Party’s leader, Gov. John Hickenlooper, who did not attend the Feb. 5 event. Eric Brown, Hickenlooper’s spokesman, said in an emailed statement: “The governor supports universal background checks and is open to a discussion about magazine limits and other ideas designed to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people.” As for Morse’s bill, the governor’s office

intends “to carefully study the liability legislation proposed by Sen. Morse and appreciate his effort to put a creative idea on the table.” Hickenlooper was scheduled to meet with the president of the National Rifle Association Feb. 7, in a meeting that was set up prior to the lawmakers’ press conference. Democrats feel the public is on their side in this debate. Certainly, they have the support of at least a few people who lost loved ones in recent gun violence tragedies. One of them is Jane Dougherty, a Denver resident whose sister, Mary Sherlock, a psychologist at Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School, was gunned down during the mass shooting that occurred there in December. “She lost her life running toward a gunman, armed with an assault weapon, an AR-15,” Dougherty said at the press conference. “Assault weapons are weapons of war. They belong on the battlefield. They have no place in a home. “We must do better,” she continued. “We must make changes. We are here to tell our elected leaders: Enough!”

2013 Mountain View Electric Association BOARD NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN At MVEA’s Annual Meeting on June 13, 2013 at Falcon High School in Falcon, two directors will be elected to Mountain View Electric Association’s (MVEA) Board of Directors from the following districts: District 3 Elbert and surrounding areas to include a portion of the Black Forest (Current director Allen Gresham is retiring, leaving an open seat for this district) District 5 Ellicott, Fountain, Falcon and surrounding areas (Incumbent Bud Paddock) The procedure for Director Elections & Member Voting is available on MVEA’s website at If you are interested in being a candidate, please contact a member of the nominating committee. A candidate must be a MVEA member and reside in the district where there is a vacancy. Before applying, please contact either MVEA office at 719-775-2861 or 719-495-2283 to verify your district. A member may also petition for nomination. Petitions and procedures are available at 1655 5th St., Limon; 11140 E. Woodmen Rd, Falcon or online at www.mvea. coop. Petitions must be signed by 15 members of MVEA and returned to either MVEA office by 5:30 p.m., Monday, April 29, 2013. A candidate questionnaire must be completed NOMINATING COMMITTEE for either the verbal nomination or the petition. District 3 This application can be found on MVEA’s website Joy Rosburg or you may pick one up at either office. If you 12481 County Road 90 have questions, please contact a member of the Elbert, CO 80106 nominating committee. Candidate applications must 303-648-3342 be received at either office or by the nominating committee by 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 16, District 5 2013 for the committee’s consideration. If you Carl Alexander are petitioning for nomination, the candidate 25480 Little Springs Road Calhan, CO 80808 application must be submitted with your petition no 719-683-5212 later than 5:30 p.m., Monday, April 29, 2013.

Limon Headquarters 1655 5th Street Limon, CO 80828 (719)775-2861

Falcon Operations Center 11140 E. Woodmen Road Falcon, CO 80831 (719)495-2283


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IREA to provide financial relief Board voted to pay $3.65 Million in Capital Credits to Customers Special to The Tribune The board of Intermountain Rural Electric Association voted in its Feb. 5th board meeting to approve the retirement of $3.65 million worth of capital credit checks. District 3 board member Gene Sperry hailed the action saying the checks came at just the right time. “The condition of the country’s economy has made this a difficult time for so many of our customers - families and businesses alike. We have heard from them that


EL PASO COUNTY ARRESTS The following list of arrests is provided by area law enforcement agencies. An arrest is not an indication of guilt or innocence and there might be several people with the same name living in the county.

every little bit helps. So I am pleased that we will be able to provide some financial relief,” Sperry said. Each year the board considers whether the financial condition of the Association warrants the retirement of capital credits. In the years in which the Association’s margins or revenue exceeds its capital needs in the coming year, capital credits are retired and customers are refunded a portion of the retirement based on their electric consumption. “IREA has paid over $62 million in capital credits since 2000,” said Sperry. “We have always focused on keeping our rates low and getting capital credits refunded so that our customers get a little break.” Customers with $8 dollars or more in their capital credits account can expect to receive Association checks in March.

THINGS TO DO HISTORY PROGRAM. The Palmer Lake Historical Society

THROUGH MARCH 15 GRANT REQUESTS. Continuing its 36-year tradition, the

Tri-Lakes Women’s Club will once again consider grant requests for special programs and projects from nonprofit organizations, public service organizations and public schools that significantly serve the Tri-Lakes area defined by School District 38. Applications and instructions for the 2013 grant awards will be available at from Jan. 15 through March 15. Completed applications (which must include certain required documentation) must be postmarked no later than March 15. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Awards will be announced to grant recipients in late May. Please mail completed applications to Tri-Lakes Women’s Club, Grant Committee, P.O. Box 669, Monument, CO 80132. For questions, email Sandi Liston, grant committee chair, at

THROUGH APRIL 15 AARP TAX-AIDE. Tax preparation services and consulting through the AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide program is offered from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at Tri-Lakes Cares, 235 Jefferson St., Monument. Appointments are recommended. Call 719-481-4864. On Feb. 21 and March 21, the hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; no services offered on Feb. 18. For more information

presents “Chief Manitou and His Contributions to the Pikes Peak Region” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent, Palmer Lake. Robert Cronk presents an informative evening about Pedro Cajete, a Tewa Indian from the Santa Clara Pueblo in New Mexico, who became known locally as “Chief Manitou.” This event is free and refreshments will be served after the presentation. Visit www.palmerdividehistory. org.

FEB. 27-28 BULLYING CONFERENCE. Building Strong Families National Seminars presents a 3-hour research-based school bullying and violence prevention conference, “Standing Up To Bullying.” Four sessions of the conference are planned, from 9 a.m. to noon and 5-8 p.m. Feb. 27-28 at Sundance Mountain Lodge, 1865 Woodmoor Drive, Monument. The conference is designed to empower and equip school administrators, educators, social workers, counselors, psychologists, and others who work with children with skills and tools designed to recognize, minimize or eradicate school bullying and violence. The strategies, techniques, and interventions cited in this conference equally spans elementary through high school students. The cost to attend this conference is $35. School discounts are available. School purchase orders are also accepted. Seating is limited. Those interested are asked to register by visiting http://www.

20450 Beacon Lite Road • 488-9613

Sunday Bible Classes … 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship … 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship … 5:00 p.m. Wednesday Night Classes … 7:00 p.m.


Worship: 8am, 9:30am, 10:45am Education: 9:30am

Jan. 25

An officer responded to the 500 block of El Paso Road to assist on the report of a shooting.

Jan. 26

Officers responded to the King Soopers on Baptist Road for a report of a cold prescription fraud. Suspects were not on scene. An officer responded to the 1400 block of Cipriani Loop on the report of a criminal trespass auto on an SUV. A passenger side window was broken. The SUV was entered and only the registration was taken. There is no suspect information.

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two volunteers to facilitate the monthly Saturday morning caregiver support group in Monument. Knowledge of dementia is needed, but facilitator training and support is provided on an ongoing basis. Please email Barbara Caudle at

Monument Police Department

An officer was dispatched to the 2000 block of Bobcat Valley Court in response to a report of a domestic violence. One female was arrested.

call John at 719-574-2167.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. The Alzheimer’s Association seeks

February 13, 2013

Officers responded to a report of a theft in progress at a business in the 16200 block of Jackson Creek Parkway. Two adult males were arrested.

Jan. 30

Officers responded to the 600 block of Colo. 105 in regards to a theft. One male arrested. Officers responded to the police department to contact a male who wanted to file a report for fraud. Officers responded to the 900 block of Woodmoor Acres Drive in regards to a cold criminal trespass auto. Officers responded to the 1200 block of Villa Grove in regards to a burglary. A sergeant took a report for a possible poisoning in the 1300 block of Baptist Road.

Traditional Ecumenicalworship worship service service Sunday 10a.m.-Nursery 10a.m.-Nursery available Sunday available

18125 Furrow Road P.O. Box 330 Monument 80132


840 North Gate Blvd. Bible Study 9am 10:15am Celebrating HIM in Worship 6pm evening Adult Bible Study Wednesday AWANA 6:15pm 495-3200 Pastor: Dr. D. L. Mitchell Child care provided

Connecting People to God and Others

An officer contacted a male juvenile in the area of Shoshone and Pawnee Valley Trails. The party was cited for a curfew violation.

Feb. 1

Officers were dispatched to the 15700 block of Jackson Creek Parkway on the report of a cold burglary.

Feb. 2

Officers were dispatched to the 600 block of Saber Creek on the report of a domestic violence stalking.

Feb. 3

Officers came across a traffic accident at Jackson Creek Parkway and Leather Chaps Road. Minor injuries and one person was cited for careless driving.

Feb. 5

An officer responded to the 400 block of Beacon Lite Road in response to a cold burglary of a residence. Nothing was stolen and there were no suspects. Officers located a backpack near the intersection of Beacon Lite Road and Century Place and took it for safe keeping. Officers responded to the 600 block of Beacon Lite Road in regards to a fraud. Officers responded to the 100 block of McShane Place in regards to a suicide attempt.

Feb. 7

Officers responded to the 600 block of Beacon Lite Road in regards to an attempt to locate. One juvenile female was arrested. or call her at 719-686-6447.

18725 Monument Hill Rd. 481-2156 Sunday: Bible Classes 9:15am Worship Service 10:30am Pastor Tom Clemmons USAFA ‘86, SWBTS ‘94 Preaching for the Glory of God God-centered, Christ-exalting worship Wed: AWANA 6:30pm

Monument Community Presbyterian Church We Welcome You! 9:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m.

True Direction from God’s Word Worship Service at 9:30 a.m. Lewis Palmer High School Higby Road & Jackson Creek Parkway

Worship with Praise Team Adult Bible Class Children’s Sunday School Fellowship Coffee Youth Sunday School Worship with Chancel Choir Adult Bible Class Children’s Sunday School

238 Third Street Monument, CO 80132 719.481.3902

Maranatha Bible Fellowship A Home Church Spirtual Growth Meaningful Relationships Solid Biblical Teaching A New Testament early church format that is changing lives 495-7527

Woodmoor Drive at Deer Creek Road

Crossroads Chapel, SBC

Feb. 2

Email your ideas to Tri-Lakes Community Editor Lisa Collacott at lcollacott@ourcolo-

Monument Hill Church, SBC


Officers were dispatched to the 17000 block of Buffalo Valley Path in regards to a suspicious incident. Officers were dispatched to the area of the 16000 block of Jackson Creek Parkway in reference to a theft in progress call. Officers responded to the 17000 block of Jackson Creek Parkway in regards to a criminal trespass auto in progress.


The “New” MHC - Where Grace and Truth Abound

The Church at Woodmoor

Jan. 31

Family of Christ Lutheran Church 675 W. Baptist Road Colorado Springs, CO 719.481.2255

8:00 AM – Classic Worship 9:30 AM – Modern Worship and Sunday School for all ages 10:45 AM – Modern Worship and Children’s Church 5:00 – 7:00 PM – Programs for all ages

Pastor David Dyer Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

Worship Services

8:30 a.m., Woodmoor 10:00 Drive a.m., and 11:30 a.m. at Deer Creek Road

SUNDAYS 10 AM Bear Creek Elem School 1330 Creekside Dr. 487-7700

Woodmoor Drive at Deer Creek Road

Worship Services

8:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m., and 11:30 a.m. Worship Services 8:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m., and 11:30 a.m.

Opportunities to connect for Opportunities connect for your wholeto family Opportunities to connect for your whole family your whole family 1750 Deer Creek Road 1750 Deer Creek Road Monument, CO. 80132 1750 Deer Creek Road80132 Monument, CO. (719)481-3600 Monument, CO. 80132 (719)481-3600 (719)481-3600

Sunday Worship: 8:30, 9:45 & 11:00 am Sunday School: 9:45 am

To advertise your place of worship in this section, call 303-566-4091 or email


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CLUBS IN YOUR COMMUNITY EDITOR’S NOTE: To add or update your club listing, e-mail, attn: Tribune.

for a luncheon the second Wednesday of each month at the Black Forest Lutheran Church. Call 719-596-6787 or 719-495-2443.


THE CENTURIAN Daylight Lodge No 195 A.F and A.M meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month. Eastern Star meets 7:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays. Both groups meet at 18275 Furrow Road. Call 719-488-9329.

FRONT RANGE Business Group meets

from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of every month at Bella Panini in Palmer Lake.

TRI-LAKES BUSINESS Networking International meets from 8-9:30 a.m. every Wednesday at the Mozaic Inn in Palmer Lake. Call Elizabeth Bryson at 719-481-0600 or e-mail ebryson@ TRI-LAKES CHAMBER Business After Hours meets at 5:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at various locations. Free to members; $10 for non-members. Call 719 481-3282 or go to www. TRI-LAKES CHAMBER Business

Networking Group meets at 7:30 a.m. the first and third Thursday at Willow Tree Cafe, 140 2nd St., Monument. New members welcome. If District 38 is delayed or cancelled, their will be no meeting. Yearly membership dues are $20. Call 719 481-3282 or go to

TRI-LAKES NETWORKING Team meets for dinner at 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Inn at Palmer Divide. TNT is business women building relationships in a social setting. Visit or call Janine Robertson at 719-266-0246 or e-mail WOODMOOR BUSINESS Group Meeting is the second Monday of every month from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Woodmoor Barn, 1691 Woodmoor Dr. We are Woodmoor residents offering products and services to the community. New members welcome. For more information, call Bobbi Doyle at 719-331-3003 or go to



(Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Radio Association), meets the third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Tri-Lakes Monutemnt Fire Protection District Station 1, 18650 Hwy 105. All Amateur Radio Operators are welcome. Call Joyce Witte at 488-0859 for more information.

COALITION OF Tri-Lakes Communities. Call John Heiser at 719-488-9031 or go to www. COLORADO MOUNTED Rangers

Troop “I” is looking for volunteers. The troop meets at 7 p.m. the first Friday of the month at the Pikes Peak National Bank, in the upstairs conference room. The bank address is 2401 W. Colorado Ave, on the corner of Colorado Ave and 24th Street. The entrance is a single unmarked door on Colorado Avenue between the bank and the bicycle store. Free parking is available in the bank employee parking lot on the south side of the bank’s drive-up facility. Visit or e-mail

GIRL SCOUTING offers opportunities for girls

ages 5-17 to make friends, learn new skills and challenge themselves in a safe and nurturing environment. Call 719-597-8603.

GLENEAGLE SERTOMA Club luncheon meeting is every Wednesday at 11:45 a.m., at Liberty Heights, 12105 Ambassador Drive, Colorado Springs, 80921. Call Garrett Barton at 719-433-5396 or Bob Duckworth at 719-481-4608, or visit HISTORY BUFFS meets at Monument Library from 1-3 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month. KIWANIS CLUB of Monument Hill, a service club dedicated to providing assistance to those less fortunate in the Tri-Lakes community, meets 8 a.m. Saturdays at The Inn at Palmer Divide, 443 Colo. 105. Join us for breakfast, great fellowship and informative programs, and come be a part of the opportunity to give back to your community. Visit; call 719-4871098; e-mail info@monumenthillkiwanis. org LEGACY SERTOMA dinner meetings are at

6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays monthly at Monument Country Club. New members and visitors welcome. Call Ed Kinney, 481-2750.

diate pick up volleyball is at Lewis-Palmer Middle School every Monday from 7-9 p.m. Call Claudia at 719-313-6662 for details.

MOMS IN Touch prayer groups meet, by school, throughout the school district for one hour each week to support the children, their teachers, the schools and administration through prayer. Call Judy Ehrlich at 719-481-1668.

BINGO BY the Tri-Lakes American Legion Post 9-11

THE MONUMENT Homemakers Club


is conducted from 7 to 9 p.m. every Saturday at the Post home, Depot Restaurant in Palmer lake. Proceeds are dedicated to Scholarship and community support activities of the Post. At least 70 percent of the game sales are awarded in prizes, and free food drawings are conducted. Doors open at 6 p.m. and all are invited for the fun, food, and prizes. See for more information.

meets the first Thursday of every month at the Tri-Lakes Fire Department Administrative Building, 166 Second Street, Monument. Arrive at 11:30 a.m. to prepare for a noon potluck, program, and business meeting, which ends around 1:30 p.m. Newcomers are welcome. Call Irene Walters, Co-President, at 719-481-1188 for Jean Sanger, Co-President, at 719-592-9311 for reservations.

BIG RED Saturday Market. Fresh vegetables and fruit, bakery items, local honey, crafts, jewelry, pet stuff and more are for sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday at the Big Red Saturday market at Second and Jefferson streets in Monument. The money benefits Lewis-Palmer community schools.

p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at Grace Best Elementary. There are no meetings in June, July and August. Anyone interested in pursuing animal projects, archery, cooking, sewing, model rocketry, woodworking or just about any hobby is welcome. A new member meeting is the third Thursday in October. Call Chris Bailey at 719-481-1579.

FRIENDS OF Monument Preserve is a nonprofit organization that works to keep trails rideable and hikeable in the Monument Preserve Area. Meetings are at 7 p.m. every third Wednesday at the Monument Fire Center. Trail work is done at 6 p.m. the second Tuesday in the summer months. Contact or Chris at 719-488-9850. GLENEAGLE GOLF Club has implemented

a Community Advisory Committee. Their mission is to help establish a stronger relationship between the club and the community. They are looking for representatives from all home owners associations. The committee meets the fourth Wednesday of the month at 6:30PM at Gleneagle Golf Club. If you can join, give Rick Ebelo a call at the club at 488-0900.

THE VAILE Museum, 66 Lower Glenway, is

open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays year-round and from 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays from June through August. Groups by appointment are accepted. Call 719-5590837.


FREE GENTLY used clothing is available the second Saturday of every month from 1-3 p.m. at Tri-Lakes Church of Christ, the intersection of County Line Road and Beacon Lite, 20450 Beacon Lite, in Monument. For more information, call 719-495-4137. Look for the sign on the corner. SHARE COLORADO, a nonprofit organization, is a monthly food distributor that offers grocery packages at half the retail price to everyone. Call 800375-4452 or visit


THE BLACK Forest AARP Chapter meets

MOUNT HERMAN 4-H Club meets at 7

ORDER SONS of Italy in America meets on the first Tuesday at 702 S. Tejon St. in Colorado Springs. Call Tony Rodasta for details or information, 719-260-8773. THE PALMER Lake Art Group meets on the second Saturday of the month at the group’s Vaile Hill Gallery, 118 Hillside Road. Call 719-488-8101 for information. PALMER DIVIDE Quiltmakers meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at The Church at Woodmoor. Contact Carolyn at 719-488-9791 or THE PIKES Peak Branch of the National League of American Pen Women offers information by calling 719-532-0021. PIKES PEAK Women’s Connection meets the second Thursday of the month for a luncheon at the Clarion Hotel Downtown, 314 W. Bijou St., Colorado Springs. Social time begins at 11:30 a.m., with luncheon and program from noon to 1:30 p.m. Free preschool childcare is available with a reservation; $16 inclusive. Call 719-495-8304 for reservations or information. All women are welcome. ROTARY CLUB of Colorado Springs InterQuest meets at 4:45 p.m. Thursdays at Liberty Heights Retirement Center, 12105 Ambassador Drive in Colorado Springs. Call Scott Allen at 719-590-7460. SILENT SPRINGS Social Group is a social group for hard of hearing and deaf adults. Sign language users are welcome. Dining out at local restaurants, potlucks and community activities are available on an ongoing basis. Call 719-487-9009 or e-mail

TOASTMASTERS FACC Masters Club meets at noon Thursdays at Lockheed Martin, 9975 Federal Drive. Visit or call Kirby at 719-481-3738. TRI-LAKES AMERICAN Legion Post 9-11 meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the Depot Restaurant on Colo. 105 in Palmer Lake. Contact Ed at 719-481-2750. TRI-LAKES BARBERSHOP Chapter meets Mondays. Call Phil Zara at 719-481-3197. TRI-LAKES CROP Club meets on the third Saturday of the month. Call Angela at 719-481-9735. TRI-LAKES CRUISERS Car Club meets at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the TriLakes-Monument Fire Station on South Colo. 105. Open to all vehicle makes and models. Call Dale at 488-2852. TRI-LAKES FRIENDS of the Libraries meets from 10 a.m. to noon the second Monday of each month from September through June at Monument Library. THE TRI-LAKES Lions Club meets the first Thursday of every month at Monument Hill Country Club. The social is at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting is at 7 p.m. The International Association of Lions Clubs is the largest service club in the world with over 1.35 million members. The Lions are known as the “Knights of the Blind.” By conducting vision screenings, equipping hospitals and clinics, distributing medicine and raising awareness of eye disease, Lions work toward their mission of providing vision for all. Lions clubs are groups of community minded men and women who are interested in helping serve their communities. For information about the new Tri-Lakes Lions Club, contact the club’s president, Dave Prejean, at 719-492-8274. More information is available at

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Monument Walmart Center Just south of Wells Fargo Bank Monday-Thursday 10am-10pm Friday & Saturday 9am-11pm Sunday 10am-9pm


Men’s Gathering meets at 6:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Pinecrest Lodge in Palmer Lake. Continental breakfast is included. Call Basil Marotta at 719-4879500.



Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Monday of each month at the Little Log Church in Palmer Lake. Child care is provided for a minimal fee. New members and visitors are welcome. E-mail or call 719-488-6785.

TRI-LAKES VFW Post No. 7829 meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at The Sundance Lodge/Oakleys. New members are welcome. Call Darby Kelly at 719-481-4377. U.S. AIR Force Academy Toastmasters meets from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays at DeVry University, 1175 Kelly Johnson Blvd., Colorado Springs. Visit or call Angela at 719-494-2777. Guests are welcome. MSGT WILLIAM Crawford Ladies Auxiliary to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7829 will meet on the third Tuesday of each month starting April 19, from 6 -7:30 p.m. at the Sundance Mountain Lodge in Monument. For information, contact Martine Arndt at 719-231-5323 or Martine.Arndt@

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Despite visions, future looks great for Turner LP freshman nabs 100 backstroke championship By Craig Harper Lewis-Palmer freshman Andie Turner is a lot of things, but a soothsayer isn’t one of them. Turner earned the No. 1 spot for the 100 backstroke finals in Saturday evening’s Class 5A swimming and diving championships at Edora Pool and Ice Center in Fort Collins after swimming a heat of 56.71 seconds in the prelims a day before. Leading up to the championship race, Turner “had visions of false-starting, a (disqualification), getting beat by all the girls in the race.’’ But Turner, whose best time prior to the meet was 57.80, easily swam her fastest race of the season, touching the wall in 56.28 to beat Doherty senior Sarah James (56.65). “I’m so excited right now,’’ said Turner, who also placed 15th in the butterfly (58.43). Lewis-Palmer also had two 11th-place finishers, Shannon Babcock in the breaststroke (1:08.95) and Hannah Beckwith in diving (360.25).

Missy Franklin agonized over whether or not to swim her senior season for Regis Jesuit, but in the end the Olympic multi-gold medalist went with her heart and swam in two dual meets and last weekend’s Class 5A championships. “If I had to do it a hundred times over, I’d do it again,’’ Franklin said. “I’m so, so happy that I made that decision.’’ So are her Regis teammates. Franklin notched lopsided individual wins in “off’’ events for her - a national high school record the 200-yard individual medley and a state record in the 500 freestyle - and anchored two winning relay teams to lead the Raiders to their second state title in three years. “I couldn’t think of a better way to end my high school career,’’ said Franklin, hoarse from cheering on and the title celebration with her teammates. “Just being able to swim with a Regis cap on my head, that’s what I’m going to remember the most.’’ Franklin finished her career with eight individual titles (three in the 100 backstroke, two in the 50 and one in the 200 in addition to the IM and 500) and state records in the backstroke, IM and 50, 100, 200 and 500 freestyles. She capped her career by breaking records set last year by Cherry Creek’s Bonnie Brandon in the IM and 500, but insisted swimming those two events “was never about the records.’’

Andie Turner of Lewis Palmer smiles as her name is announced as winner of the girls 100-yard backstroke during the Class 5A State Swimming Championships at EPIC in Ft. Collins Saturday. Photo by Andy Carpenean


Discovery Canyon’s Stephanie Gutierrez completes a leg in the 400 yard freestyle relay on Saturday at the Class 4A state swimming meet, which was held at the Veteran Memorial Athletic Center in Thornton. Photo by Jonathan Maness

State swimming: Discovery Canyon finishes 8th at state 200 free relay team finishes sixth to pace team By Jonathan Maness THORNTON – Discovery Canyon placed eighth in its second consecutive trip to the Class 4A state swimming meet. The Thunder finished in the top 10 in five of the eight events they were competing in at the swim meet, which was held at Veteran Memorial Athletic Complex. Thompson Valley won its second straight state title after scoring 300 points, while Cheyenne Mountain scored 282 to place second and Evergreen finished third with 266. Discovery Canyon scored 109 points in the competition. The Thunder’ 200 yard freestyle relay squad (Hannah Layman, Danielle Bullock, Stephanie Gutierrez and Sarah Oldach) led the way after finishing sixth with a time of 1 minute and 41.89 seconds. Thompson Valley won the event after setting a new 4A record with a time of 1:37.22. Oldach joined Kelsey Oettinger, Lauren Funk and Emily Hand in 400 medley relay team, which

placed seventh with a time of 1:53.96. Cheyenne Mountain took first and set a new 4A record with a time of 1:45.89. Oettinger finished seventh in the 200 free with a time of 1:57.22, while Eryn Eddy of Thompson Valley won the event in 1:48.34, which set a new 4A record. Oettinger also placed 12th in the 500 free, while Kent Denver’s Lauren Abruzzo won the event and also took first in the 200 IM. Oettinger joined Gutierrez, Bullock and Emily Hand in the 400 free relay which placed 10th after cutting nearly three seconds off their prelim time. Evergreen set a new 4A record with a time of 3:30.26. In the diving competition, Kaydee Valliere placed eighth with a a score of 363.15, while Emily Plentl was 10th with 340.60. Kenzie Dapper was 15th with 324 points. St. Mary’s Alexa Beckwith took first with 491.30. Oldach placed 11th in the 50 free, while Evergreen’s Lexie Malazdrewicz set a new 4A record with a time of 23.63. Lauren Funk was 12th in 100 breaststroke, while Montrose’s Logan Morris broke her previous record in 4A with a time of 1:03.60. Evergreen’s Lexie Malazdrewicz set a new 4A record in the 100 free with a time of 50:15, while Pueblo South’s Mary Saiz set a new 4A mark in 100 backstroke with a finish of 56.49. Cheyenne Mountain’s Sydney Buckley took first in the 100 butterfly.

Here is a list of the Tri-Lakes area athletes who signed their national letters of intent ON Feb. 6. DISCOVERY CANYON Grace Adams, soccer, Western State (D-II) LEWIS-PALMER Sean Grundman, football, Western State (D-II) Lindsey Ryals, soccer, Azusa Pacific (D-II) Drew Williamson, football, Evangel College (NAIA) PALMER RIDGE Sonali Bhattacharya, cross country, Hastings (NAIA) Courtney Campbell, cross country, Hastings (NAIA) Hannah Christman, track, Northern Colorado (D-I) Casey Deeds, field hockey, Stanford (D-I) Winn Howard, football, Naval Academy Prep School Luke Sinkola, soccer, South Dakota School of Mines (D-II) Holly Weyand, soccer, Colorado School of Mines (D-II) THE CLASSICAL ACADEMY Megan Brunette, cross country/ track, Wyoming (D-I) Daniel Carlson, football, Auburn (D-I) Joshua Gerstenberg, football, Chadron St. (D-II) Joanie Jacks, soccer, Long Island Univ.-Brooklyn (D-I) Claire LaValley, soccer, Taylor Univ. (NAIA) Chrissy Lind, soccer, Concordia (NAIA) Kierra Mattingly, soccer, Oklahoma Baptist (NAIA) Justin Miller, football, GarnerWebb (D-I, FCS) Caitlyn Troupe, soccer, Colorado Christian (D-II) Meghan Troupe, soccer, Colorado Christian (D-II) Sarah Turner, soccer, Colorado Christian (D-II) Evan Young, soccer, Indiana Wesleyan (NAIA)


Discovery Canyon assistant wrestling and football coach Todd Adams can take a breather now that his daughter, Grace Adams, has signed with Western State to play soccer. Grace is the youngest of Todd’s three children. Her older brothers, Nick and Garrett, are on wrestling scholarships at the University of Northern Colorado and Western State, respectively. “I’m done,” Todd said. “It’s over now. Now I can just rest.”


The Classical Academy kicker Daniel Carlson finally inked his deal with Auburn. The All-American kicker committed to the Southeastern Conference school last July. “Summer classes start June 10,” Carlson said. “I have about two weeks of summer vacation this year. Oh well. It should be fun.”


“He’s the kind of player that comes along rarely in a coach’s career.” The Classical Academy soccer coach Blake Galvin on Evan Young, who signed with Indiana Wesleyan. Young scored 100 career goals and tallied 59 assists in his four years as a starter for the Titans both school records.


The Colorado High School Activities Association will be charging folks to watch the playoffs online this season. It started on Feb. 7 with girls swimming and diving state finals. CHSAA will charge subscribers $3.95 for a day of viewing, $6.95 for a week and $9.95 for a month. In previous years, CHSAA has offered any state playoffs or tournaments for free on Now, CHSAA will be charging to view its events via Play On Sports! - the Atlanta-based parent company of For a complete line up of the winter sports playoff schedule go to


Chad Hall, an Air Force Academy alumnus, was active for the San Francisco 49ers in Sunday’s Super Bowl against the Baltimore Ravens. Hall, a wide receiver, was not targeted by 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick during the team’s 34-31 loss. Hall played in two regular season games this season after being signed as a free agent on Nov. 27. He did not have any stats. He was also active for the NFC Championship game against Atlanta, but also did not have any stats. He is also the team’s back-up kick returner. The 5-foot-8, 187-pounder began his NFL career with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2010.


By Danny Summers COLORADO SPRINGS - If recent history is any indication, next Tuesday’s (Feb. 19) boys basketball game between Lewis-Palmer and Sand Creek should be a real whopper. The state powerhouses met for the first time on Feb. 5, with undefeated Sand Creek holding on for a thrilling, 67-64, victory on its home court. Now it’s Lewis-Palmer opportunity to return the favor. “Sand Creek is a nice ball club,” said Lewis-Palmer coach Russ McKinstry, who saw his team’s eight-game winning streak snapped by the Scorpions. “They pass the ball well. They’re unselfish.” The Rangers rebounded from the loss to defeat Cheyenne Mountain, 4734, on Feb. 8. The Rangers scored just three points in the first quarter against the Indians. A lot will be on the line in the rematch with Sand Creek. Sand Creek is 18-0, 10-0 in the Class 4A Pikes Peak Athletic Conference (through games of Feb. 8). Lewis-Palmer - the defending state champ - is 16-3, 9-1 (through Feb. 8). “Lewis-Palmer stomped us in the Elite Eight two years ago,” said Sand Creek coach Joe Rausch. “They are an incredible team. They deserve all the accolades. They will be a tough team to beat again.” Last week’s meeting between the clubs had a little bit of everything. The Rangers looked flat - at best - through

three quarters. They scored 11, 11 and 12 points, respectively, in each of the first three eight-minute frames. The Scorpions held a double-digit lead much of the game and seemed to be cruising to a relatively convincing victory. Then, as if someone turned on a switch, LewisPalmer came roaring back. Lewis-Palmer’s biggest deficit was 53-38 with 4:45 remaining in the fourth following a Tyler Peterson layup. Lewis Palmer began chipping away at the lead, but still trailed by 13 (5845) at the 2:45 mark when Sand Creek junior guard Dylan Clark made a layup. Rangers senior guard Jordan Scott (15 of his game-high 22 points came in the second half ) started the ferocious rally eight seconds later with a layup. That was followed by a Chase Stone put back and a pair of free throws by Tyler Owens to cut the Scorpions advantage to 58-51. Sand Creek maintained an eightpoint (64-56) lead with just over a minute remaining. But 3-pointers by Scott and Kai Wade, and a 15-foot jumper by Owens, pulled the Rangers within 6664 with 21 seconds left on the clock. “Lewis-Palmer hit some incredible shots during that run,” Rausch said. Josh Smith connected on one of two free throws with 14 seconds remaining to put the Scorpion up by three. McKinstry called timeout and set up a play with Justin Smith (14 points, 10 in the second half) dropping into the corner in front of the Lewis-Palmer bench to attempt a 3-pointer. But

the Idaho State-bound Smith never got the ball as Scott had his pass stolen by Tim Clemens. “I knew Jordan was going to shoot it or he was going to pass it,” said Clemens, who signed with Ottawa University last week. “I tried to stay focused and stay calm. I just read his eyes and got lucky.” McKinstry was pleased with the way his team came back in the final minutes. “It’s unfortunate we waited until the fourth quarter to play with energy,” he said. “We kept fighting. But we played pretty poorly in the first half. “You have to give credit to (Clemens) for making a nice defensive play on Jordan.” Clemens said that the rematch will be in Lewis-Palmer’s favor. “They have all the momentum,” he said. “We have to come and take care of business.” Sand Creek plays an aggressive defense (Lewis-Palmer had 18 turnovers) and penetrates the basket well on offense with crisp passes. Josh Smith leads Scorpions in scoring with about 16 per game. He also is averaging about five rebounds and three steals per game. The Rangers big four - Scott, Justin Smith. Tyler Owens and Chase Stone - are combining for about 51 points per game. Scott has scored at least 20 points in five of his last eight games. He also leads the team in rebounding with 9.3 per game. “We have to get in a rhythm offensively,” McKinstry said. “Every possession is important.”

Thunder hope to take full squad to state Discovery Canyon should battle for team championship By Danny Summers COLORADO SPRINGS - The Discovery Canyon Campus wrestling team is good. Very good. So good, in fact, that there is decent likelihood that the Thunder could qualify all 14 of its wrestlers for the upcoming Class 4A state tournament. “We’re going to do our best to get `em all in,” said Discovery Canyon coach Ron Sukle. “To make 14 out of our regional would make a statement.” Discovery Canyon will host the Region 1 tournament Feb. 15-16. It includes Lewis-Palmer Woodland Park, Mesa Ridge, Pueblo West, Cheyenne Mountain, Pueblo County, Sand Creek, Pueblo South, Air Academy, Canon City, Vista Ridge, Widefield, Pueblo East and Mitchell. The finals are scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. on Saturday. An astounding 11 different Thunder wrestlers are ranked in the top 15 in the state in their weight class by On the Mat. Six of those grapplers are ranked in the top two - freshman Sam Turner (106 pounds, No. 2, 29-5 record), senior AJ Rees (113, No. 1, 27-1), senior Steve Turner (132, No. 2, 22-2), junior Tyler Oberg (145, No. 2, 30-5), junior Adrian Mack (170, No. 1, 26-3) and junior David Traynor (195, No. 2, 28-6).

“Those guys have done it all year,” Sukle said. But the rankings don’t mean much. You still have to wrestle the matches.” The Thunder has put its mettle to the test all season, participating in huge tournaments in and out of the state and usually coming out on top. It has a 14-1 dual meet record, with its only loss coming to Windsor, 38-33, on Jan. 17 at Windsor. The Thunder defeated 5A perennial state power Pine Creek, 54-20, on Feb. 7 in its final tune up. “Broomfield and Windsor are going to be tough,” Sukle said. “We’ve tried to give our boys the best competition. But in wrestling it all comes down to your least two meets.” The two meets Sukle referred two are this weekend’s regional and the state meet - Feb. 21-23 at the Pepsi Center in Denver. “It’s a fun atmosphere, but it can be intimidating,” Sukle said. “It can really swallow a kid who gets caught up in the emotion.” Rees is a two-time defending state champion. The Iowa State-bound star is working toward a three-peat, but a team championship is his primary objective. “My No. 1 goal is the team title,” Rees said. “You always want to get those extra points. Whether that’s a major decision, a tech fall or pins. It all makes a difference.” Steve Turner won his first state title in 2012 and is hoping to repeat. He agreed with Rees that a strong team showing by all the Thunder wrestlers

is a key to success. “When your team is doing well you feel more motivated,” Turner said. Mack took over the No. 1 ranking in his 170-pound weight class on Feb. 2 when he defeated Broomfield’s Zach Stodden. “The key is to wrestle smart and don’t give up the easy take down,” Mack said. Sam Turner is the new kid on the block. He was in middle school last year and rooted for his older brother to win a state title while sitting in the stands. “Hard work will take you places,” Sam Turner said. Traynor’s main competition at state will be Arvada’s Garet Krohn, who is ranked eighth nationally. “I have to work hard and think right,” Traynor said. “I have to work better on my feet and underneath.” Tyler Oberg has been consistent all season, including his two matches against Broomfield’s Phil Downing - the No. 1 ranked wrestler in the 145-pound division. “I lost to him twice, Oberg said. “But I’m closing the gap.” Discovery Canyon’s other ranked wrestlers are senior Tanner Reynolds (113, No. 14), senior Keaton Regenor (126, No. 8), senior Jeff Burbach (152, No. 15), senior Rickey Ray (160, No. 10) and senior Micah Bosseler (220, No. 15). Filling out the Thunder’s regional roster are seniors Kyle Arnold (138) and Jack Palmer (182) and junior Nick Duiker (heavyweight).


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Misc. Private Legals Public Notice The following occupants of storage units at Front Range Self Storage are hereby notified that pursuant to CRS 1873 13821.5103, contents of said storage units will be sold or otherwise disposed of to satisfy liens, unless all charges are paid in full, in cash only, on or before 02/23/2013 at 12:00 p.m. Sale will be held on Saturday, 02/23/2013 at Front Range Self Storage, 260 Beacon Lite Road, Monument, CO 80132, 719488-2550. Sale will begin promptly at 12:00 p.m. Management reserves the right to refuse all bids. The sale may be cancelled at any time. Unit C27—Ryan Flint—P.O. Box 2155, Monument, CO 80132. Contents include mattress and box springs set, sofa and cushions, large dresser, various boxes contents unknown. Unit D18—Christine O’Connor—180 Paloma Heights #308, Colorado Springs, CO 80921. Various salon furnishings including barber chair, hooded hair dryer, paraffin heat container, 2 large, framed oval mirrors with easels, wicker papa-son chair, 2 wicker captain’s chairs, tower space and radiator heaters, laminated cubby shelving. Legal Notice No.: 932055 First Publication: February 6, 2013 Last Publication: February 20, 2013 Publisher: The Tribune



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