Elbert Co 9-12-2013
September 12, 2013
A Colorado Community Media Publication
Elbert County, Colorado • Volume 118, Issue 33
Ballot issues added Elbert County voters will consider mill levy and sales tax hikes, 51st state option By Virginia Grantier
Bill and Ray, Belgian draft horses, are one of several teams that Pat Kelley and other ranch hands use instead of tractors on Running Creek Ranch.
Using real horsepower There aren’t tractors or four-wheelers at Running Creek Ranch in northern Elbert County, which has about 1,000 head of Limousin cattle. The ranch owners, the Freund family, use teams of Belgian draft horses, a family tradition since buying the ranch in 1970. Joey Freund, one of the ranch owners, says the horses are more efficient and reliable — and quieter — than the alternatives, and there is camaraderie with the horses.
Photos by Virginia grantier
Chad Hermes, 37, a ranch hand who lives at Running Creek Ranch, gives Ennis and Pete a cool shower after a morning of pulling the horse-drawn road-grader.
elizabeth golfers win league outing Cardinals coach feels good about season By Scott Stocker
Special to Colorado Community Media For Ross Galman and the Elizabeth golf team, the season is quite solid and the players are hitting the holes. Galman fired a 73 in the Aug. 26 Colorado 7 League outing in play against league rivals Englewood, Fort Morgan and Vista Peak. With the effort, he helped the CardiPOSTAL ADDRESS
nals fire a team total 231 followed by Fort Morgan’s 268, Vista Peak’s 291 and Englewood’s 305. “The key is that I just keep doing well with my irons,” said Galman. “I had some good birdies and I was able to keep the ball in the fairways. It was really hot out there today. I’ve won this season with a 75, an 80 and a couple of 73s, so it’s going pretty good.” Galman had fine help from his teammates in gaining victory on a hot, hot morning and afternoon at the Spring Valley Golf Course. Dave Wahlstrom came through
with a 78, Sean Hess an 80 and Adam Eveleth shot an 81. Elizabeth coach Dave Strange is feeling pretty good about the season to date, and for good reasons. The Cardinals are ranked No. 7 in the state by Maxpreps, and the coach feels there is ample opportunity for his team to improve. “We have two league matches left,” Strange said. “We have second and a third in a couple of our tournament opens this season, so the kids know they can be very competitive. They all have had a good attitude for learning and that’s certainly no problem. “Ross, a lefty, just doesn’t let down,” said Strange. “He’s creative in his play and is pretty good to always be at least shooting in the mid-70s. Dave likes to play with the old Printed on recycled 1980 irons, the Pings. He has a good swing newsprint. Please and playing much better under pressure. recycle this copy. “It’s a toss-up when it comes to our No. 3,” continued Strange. “Sean is a junior and has the great long shots — actually the best Golfers continues on Page 11
Elbert County voters will be asked in November to decide whether to beef up the county budget by approving a mill levy increase and a 1 percent sales tax on new industrial tools/machinery. And voters will be asked whether to direct the commissioners to get involved in the 51st State Initiative effort, joining other rural Colorado counties that are weighing options that include forming a new state. Elbert County commissioners voted 3-0 on Aug. 28 to put those three issues on the November ballot, Commissioner Robert Rowland said recently. Rowland said the 4-mill increase for county government, which now has a 28.137-mill levy, is needed to maintain service levels, Rowland as the county has been facing declining revenues and declining property values while service needs have increased. Elbert County Treasurer Rick Pettitt said Sept. 5 that “right now we’re ‘even’ as far as paying bills.” But Pettit said the county is short-staffed after drastic measures a couple of years ago that included layoffs, a 10 percent pay cut for remaining employees and the reduction of the work week from 40 to 36 hours. Regarding the 51st State Initiative, Rowland said he was the one who earlier this year became interested in getting the county involved in an effort led by Weld County and several other rural eastern Colorado counties. “I’m the one that raised the issue (with the other commissioners),” said Rowland, who describes himself as a “liberty activist” and founder of the Elbert County Tea Party. “I felt it was a valid thing to put on the ballot.” He said he didn’t know much at first about the initiative effort, whose supporters are proposing a couple of options, including forming a new state or annexing to Wyoming. But after studying it and having discussions with other counties’ commissioners, and after fielding a raft of calls and Facebook comments from pro-initiative residents — the most for any issue since he became a commissioner in January — “I became convinced it was right.” Rowland said while the current state government focuses on the needs of Boulder and Denver, rural counties are “feeling very disconnected.” “I believe rural Colorado, including Elbert County, over the last several years is feeling very neglected (by the governor and Legislature),” he said. He said that, for example, the state’s 20 percent mandate requiring coal-fired power plants to operate with more “green energy” sources will be more expensive for the plants — so that will result in “huge increases” in energy bills for the county’s agricultural industry and others. The state government’s position on Second Amendment and gun laws also “leaves us very frustrated,” he said.
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READY TO SERVE Elbert County District Court Judge Jeffrey Holmes, right, administers the oath of office on Sept. 4 to Dallas Schroeder, Elbert County’s new clerk and recorder. Schroeder, an Elizabeth businessman and member of the Legacy Academy School Board, was appointed by the Board of County Commissioners to replace Diana Hartsough, who resigned in early July. Schroeder’s term expires in January 2015. His annual salary is $49,800. Photo by George Lurie
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for 30 years - and counting ... Landavazo Chile Connection is a family operation. William Landavazo, center, gets help from his father, Alberto, and son, Philip. The stand is open until Sept. 22. Photo by Chris Michlewicz helps me roast a lot,” Landavazo says of the latter. “He’s doing good.” They are pitching in during the absence of Landavazo’s wife, Robin, who is pregnant with their fifth child. She is due Sept. 23, the day after the chile stand is scheduled to close for the season. After a slow first week, Parker residents caught on to the temporary presence of Landavazo Chile Connection. By the end of the second and third weekends, the stand was mostly sold out of the 4,000 to 7,000 pounds of peppers it keeps on hand. Landavazo, a telecommunications tech by day, expects the waning weeks of the
season to be equally busy. He won’t get much of a break from his seven-days-a-week schedule once the baby is born, but Landavazo doesn’t seem to mind. Spending time with his family is what he’d prefer to be doing. They all help the family business, and Landavazo makes sure they get credit for its success. Even email blasts come from “Robin, William and all our little chiles.” Landavazo Chile Connection is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Sept. 22. For more information, visit www.landavazochile.com.
Summer programs keep things busy Time sure does fly! Can you believe we’re already well into the new school year? For schools, summer is a slow time — the students are out of school, and the teachers and staff have a couple months to relax and rejuvenate for the upcoming school year. And public libraries gear up for their busy season. We provide summer reading activities to help students retain and improve their reading skills, and to provide incentives for adults to read along with their kids. Summer reading programs are a coordinated effort, not just with library staff, but also with librarians across the state and in fact across more than half of the United States. We work together to develop a common theme and all of the promotional materials that go with that summer’s theme. Planning begins in October for the following summer’s activities. This year’s theme was “Dig Into Reading” for preschool through the primary grades; “Beneath the Surface” for teens; and “Groundbreaking Reads” for adults. As I started writing this column, I asked myself why we use a theme
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Popular chile stand a family affair Business success is usually dictated by one’s ability to effectively deliver products and services, but it never hurts to be equipped with a glad-tosee-you handshake. It’s part of the charm of Landavazo Chile Connection, a chile stand that sets up shop for six weeks every summer on the Flat Acres Farm property, directly across from Walmart and SuperTarget. The family-run operation has spent the last decade in Parker building a reputation for selling fresh chiles, trucked up every week from Hatch, a small New Mexico town known for its chiles. The stand is also a place for a friendly chat. A short conversation with owner William Landavazo is simultaneously entertaining and educational. Between apologies to arriving customers for being completely sold out of mild chiles Sept. 1, he explained the varying levels of spiciness. Landavazo also shares a secret for preparing delicious chile-based dishes: Keep it simple. The customers who elect to brave the hot and extra-hot peppers are assisted by not only Landavazo, but also his mild-mannered father, Alberto, and soft-spoken 14-year-old son, Philip. “He stretched a little, so now he
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for our summer reading program. A theme provides a framework for planning our programs and special activities in the summer. We had weekly activities created by our staff that were related to things underground, from digging for buried treasure to exploring fossils with archaeologists. Sharing a theme with other libraries also provided us with a lot of resources for promotional materials, graphic artwork, and prizes. In fact, my nephew and niece in New Hampshire won the same T-shirt that I did. This year, 750 people signed up to participate in our summer reading programs, and almost 40 percent completed their program! We are so pleased to encourage so many people in Elbert County to read. This year was the second year that we had special program for pre-readers,
encouraging parents to engage in literacy-building skills with their young children to help prepare them for school. We encourage those families to continue reading with our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program. Adults were encouraged to do a little homework this summer — to write a short review of two of the books they read. We posted those reviews in our online catalog — maybe they will help you decide which book to read next. Next year’s theme incorporates science and reading — from “Fizz, Boom, Read” for children; to “Spark a Reaction” in the teens; and asking adults to explore “Literary Elements.” We’ll be cooking up ideas to ignite a summer of fun. It is with some relief to me that I hear the school bells ringing again — maybe, just maybe, it means that things will slow down just a bit here at the library. Kari May lives in Elizabeth and is the director of the Elbert County Library District. She can be contacted through the library at director@elbertcounty library.org. Visit the library at www. elbertcountylibrary.org.
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Predictions are ours to interpret Is it going to be partly cloudy or mostly sunny? That is one of those types of questions that is similar to, “Is the glass half full or half empty,” right? Even with the latest and greatest technology and applied scientific facts, at the end of the day the interpretation of the forecast can be influenced by the person sharing the information or even by our own mood or attitude on the day we see or hear the prediction for the weather. Forecasts are not just about the weather, are they? Analysts and prognosticators forecast the outcomes and productivity of everything from the stock market and individual companies to professional sporting events and even amateur or high school sporting events. Who will win, who will lose, and by how much? In the business world, CEOs base their operational decisions on the sales forecast provided by the vice president of sales and the chief marketing officer. They anticipate revenues based on information gathered
through stringent business tools and processes like Customer Relationship Management applications. Again the latest and greatest technology, however influenced by human input and emotion. You see, if the data input is based on the attitude, mood, or feeling of the person sharing the information, it becomes subjective. And in some cases this places the business at great risk due to inaccurate and confused forecasts. So whether or not it is you or I searching for the weather forecast on our smart phone, listening for it on the radio, or watching it on television, it is really an op-
portunity for us to look at the day as mostly sunny, not partly cloudy. And if the business analysts and sportswriters provide us with their outlook on what will be happening with our stocks or favorite teams, it is up to us to determine how that impacts our forecast for the day. Will that news make it a partly cloudy day, or mostly sunny? Or is the forecast for 100 percent rain and a guarantee that a team will lose and a company’s stock will crash? And some of the people we see and hear on television or the radio are very passionate and convincing, wanting us to believe in their opinion or forecast. Maybe it’s because “partly cloudy” attracts more attention than “mostly sunny.” When did we become comfortable, even accepting of bad news? Why do we focus on the slightest possibility of the “bad” instead of the enormous opportunity for the “good”? There are plenty of people whose forecast is within a reasonable rate of accuracy.
But who determines what is a reasonable rate of accuracy for our own forecasts and in our own lives? Are we OK with being 10 percent accurate, 50 percent accurate, or do we need the assurance of 100 percent accuracy of how our days and weeks are going to turn out? It’s not just about the forecast, it’s about how we perceive our personal and professional endeavors and how we prepare ourselves for the outcomes regardless if the results are what we had anticipated and forecasted, or something worse, and maybe even something much better. What’s in your forecast? Is it going to be partly cloudy or mostly sunny? Either way I would love to hear all about it at email@example.com. And yes, I am forecasting a better than good week. Michael Norton, a resident of Highlands Ranch, is the former president of the Zig Ziglar organization and CEO and founder of www.candogo.com
Political attack ads Should U.S. bomb Syria? get off to early start question of the week
As President Obama was seeking congressional input on whether to bomb Syria, Colorado Community Media visited the Highlands Ranch Library and asked patrons whether they felt the United States should do so.
“If it can be short and sweet I would like to help them, but if it might turn into a huge war I just can’t support that.” — Lynda Halterman, Castle Rock
“I tend to feel more strongly that we have to back the president on it, although I thought he should have gone on his own.” — Gus Draeb, Surprise, Ariz.
“No, I don’t think we should, I just think we need to stay out of stuff. We are in too many things already.” — Barb Chapman, Highlands Ranch
“I don’t see any end game for this other than we are going to involve ourselves in a conflict that really has no easy resolution.” — William Brown, Highlands Ranch
Dysfunction in D.C. hurts rural Colorado One sign of the dysfunction in Washington these days is that the conversations there have become completely detached from the ones happening in kitchens and living rooms across Colorado and the country. Recently, we spent some days traveling the eastern plains from north to south. From Haxtun to Walsh, people weren’t interested in talking about the latest shouting from pundits on the cable news. Instead, they asked why Congress hasn’t passed a farm bill or fixed our broken immigration system and why Washington isn’t meeting its basic obligations. These are the same questions we’ve heard from countless Coloradans in our town hall meetings and roundtables across the state. We’ve met Coloradans who are hard at work every day doing their jobs, wondering what’s taking Congress so long to get its own job done. One thing is clear: Washington isn’t meeting the needs of our rural communities. The certainty that comes from passage of a five-year farm bill, or a sound immigration policy, is essential for the success of our farmers, ranchers, small businesses and our rural economies. While the Senate has passed bipartisan bills addressing these important issues, the U.S. House of Representatives is stuck in “politics as usual.” What they fail to see is that these delays have real-life implications across our state. In August, I had the opportunity to visit Jerry Cooksey in Roggen, Colo.,
Recently, a Washington, D.C.-based radical environmental group, the League of Conservation Voters, ran an unprecedented $790,000 worth of attack ads against me alleging that I was a “climate change denier.” This is by far the largest negative political ad buy, this far out from an election, in our state’s history. The attack ads were concentrated over a two-week period. First of all, the ads claimed that “Coffman questions whether climate change is even a problem.” There is no question that climate change is real since it has existed since the beginning of time and will always be a factor that can negatively impact our environment. The role that carbon emissions, from human activity, have on climate change is still a subject of debate but, in my view, there is no question that it also has a negative impact. What is clear is that we should do all that we can to reduce carbon emissions, irrespective of how one feels about the validity of the extent of man-caused climate change, in order to improve the quality of our environment. However, we should do so under a balanced approach that considers the economic impact of our actions. What the League of Conservations Voters wants to do is to impose a carbon tax to raise the price of conventional carbon-
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where he is growing a new strain of wheat that is both drought- and disease-resistant. Colorado State University developed this wheat with the help of funding from the farm bill, and it has proven profitable for wheat farmers across the state. Southeastern Colorado farmers continue to suffer from a terrible drought. While we can’t make it rain, the bipartisan Senate farm bill includes measures to help farmers and ranchers make the best decisions for their operations, improve soil and water quality and keep them in business during and after difficult times. The bill also reinstates expired livestock disaster programs that would cover losses both for this year and last year. It isn’t only our producers who benefit from the Farm Bill. Community organizations and business owners across the state have used USDA rural development grants and loans authorized in the farm bill to start businesses, complete projects, or to make profitable investments and improvements in infrastructure. Bennet continues on Page 5
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based fuels in order to discourage their use and to make the higher-cost renewable sources comparatively more attractive. I oppose that strategy because working and middle-class families have had it hard enough under this economy, and they don’t need to be punished even more with higher energy prices. Instead, I have voted to appropriate federal dollars to research renewable energy solutions that are not only beneficial to our environment, but will become more cost-competitive with traditional fuel sources. The ads go on to say that I’m opposed to doing anything to reduce carbon emissions. Even by their standards, these claims are blatantly false. I’ve always endorsed an all-of-the-above energy strategy and have publicly supported the wind energy production tax credit. Coffman continues on Page 5
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It may be a keepsake, but you can keep it Autographs are dumb. What’s the point? What do you do with them? I don’t want Abraham Lincoln’s autograph or John Lennon’s autograph. What would I do with them? Look at them? I really doubt it. Or sell them? I especially don’t want Johnny Manziel’s autograph, but I will get to that. I have seen athletes and others autograph everything under the sun, and they can do it without looking. I think it is humiliating to stand in a queue to get an autograph. I am OK with book signings, but otherwise if you thrust a scrap of paper in front of Pink you are a fool, or at least foolish. I have a couple of signed letters in my home, one from Katharine Hepburn, and the other one from Charles Schulz, although I don’t know where the Schulz letter is. Somewhere in the basement. I don’t consider either one of them an autograph. But if you are interested, I can leave them on the front porch for you. I have to sign all of my paintings. I used to sign on the back, just like Georgia O’Keeffe (“Would you sign your face?”),
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For example, La Plata Electric Association in Durango received a USDA grant to explore renewable energy options, and the Haxtun Community Childcare Center used this funding to open the only childcare center in the area, allowing parents in rural communities to work and raise a family. On Hanagan Farms in La Junta, we met with farmers and ranchers who explained that our broken immigration system is hurting their businesses. The convoluted and unworkable H-2A r use visa program prevents them from finding the reliable workers that they need to e
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until my California gallery balked and said I would have to fly out and sign everything on the front. I am no longer with the gallery, but since I don’t like to fly, I decided to sign everything on the front from now on. It appears that the Heisman committee has honored another jerk. Johnny Manziel. He joins O.J. Simpson and Reggie Bush. The difference is that Manziel is still playing, and he is still up to no good, and is an embarrassment to Texas A&M and college football. He was suspended for half a game (ouch) because of allegations about a suspicious number of autographs he signed. If
harvest their crops. It’s stories like these that help my office bring Colorado’s perspective back to Washington. They are invaluable to my work as a member of the “Gang of Eight” senators who authored the bipartisan Senate immigration bill and more recently as a member of the Farm Bill Conference Committee that will work out the final details of the farm bill. It’s my hope that members of Congress across the country are also spending time in their states listening to the common sense of their constituents, instead of the ongoing noise of Washington’s echo chamber, so we can better serve our rural communities. Democrat Michael Bennet has represented Colorado in the U.S. Senate since 2009.
the world is flooded with Manziel autographs, how valuable or meaningful are they? Zero in my book. “I have a Manziel autograph.” “So what?” Manziel sat on the sidelines during the first half of the A&M game with Rice, and then came in and turned on his charms. After one touchdown pass he pretended to sign autographs. It reminded me of another jerk: Terrell Owens, who pulled a Sharpie out of his sock after a touchdown, and signed the football. After subsequent touchdown passes, Manziel taunted Rice players and was penalized. His coach pulled him. The school should pull him, and let him take his talents to the NFL, where someone, I hope, knocks his block off. I know that Manziel and his family are frustrated. A&M has profited enormously because of Manziel, and all Manziel has gotten out of it is a free college education, a national stage, an opportunity to prove himself to NFL scouts, and the potential for innumerable future endorsements. So he balks by behaving badly, setting a bad
example for young athletes, and becoming a genuine bore. But. A&M wins with him, and that’s all we care about. San Francisco fans cheered every time Barry Bonds hit a home run. They should have booed. We love wins, no matter how we get them, even if it takes five downs. If I had Napoleon’s signature, and the provenance that goes along with it, I would trade it all for a Vespa. I don’t want any autographs in the house. It just seems like you are polishing someone else’s shoes. I would like to see Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sign an autograph, just to see how long it took. I would like to see Maria Sharapova sign an autograph, just to see her cursive. Anyone who signs their name with a smiley face belongs in jail. The only autographs I want are on big checks.
itive energy alternatives. These ads do not reflect that reality because they are trying to produce a partisan political outcome and not an environmental one. It’s unfortunate that there are powerful special interests groups out of Washington, D.C. that now think they can best influence elections in a state like Colorado by spending massive amounts of money on negative ads well over a year before voters will go to the polls to decide who will represent them.
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In fact, just before the ads ran I was in Brighton visiting the Vestas plant that makes turbines for the wind energy industry. I’ve also been active in leading the effort to sanction China for unfair trade practices when it comes to their nearmonopoly status on rare earth metals that are essential to both solar and wind energy manufacturing in the United States. I believe that we can continue to reduce harmful carbon emissions in the United States through energy conservation and the development of cleaner cost-compet-
Craig Marshall Smith is an artist, educator and Highlands Ranch resident. He can be reached at craigmarshallsmith@comcast. net
Republican Mike Coffman is the U.S. Representative for Colorado’s 6th District. He is a Marine Corps combat veteran and has a combined 21 years of military experience between the Army, the Army Reserve, the Marine Corps and the Marine Corps Reserve.
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10 private gun sales stopped by new law Associated Press The first month of background checks on private firearm sales in Colorado resulted in 10 denials for people with criminal records. Statistics posted online by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation show the denials were in July — the first month universal background checks took effect. A total of 561 people requested criminal background checks on private sales that month. The CBI data did not specify the reason for the denials. The data is the most recent available. Private sales are a small fraction of the total number of background checks for gun purchases. CBI processed a total of 19,596 background checks in July. The denial rate of just under 2 percent is similar to the denial rate for private sales. Democrats passed universal background checks in response to mass shootings that occurred last year.
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Slow job growth reported Unemployment rate dips, but fewer looking for work By Christopher S. Rugaber Associated Press
The U.S. economy is producing jobs at a still-subpar pace — a trend the Federal Reserve will weigh in deciding this month whether to slow its bond buying and, if so, by how much. Employers added 169,000 jobs in August but many fewer in June and July than previously thought, the Labor Department said Sept. 6. Combined, June, July and August amounted to the weakest three-month stretch of job growth in a year. The unemployment rate dropped to 7.3 percent, the lowest in nearly five years. But it fell because more Americans stopped looking for work and were no longer counted as unemployed. The proportion of Americans working or looking for work reached its lowest point in 35 years. The jobs picture is sure to weigh heavily when the Fed meets Sept. 17-18 to discuss whether to scale back its $85 billion a month in Treasury and mortgage bond purchases. Those purchases have helped keep home-loan and other borrowing rates ultra-low to try to encourage consumers and businesses to borrow and spend more. The Sept. 6 report “is a mixed bag that can be used to support an immediate tapering of the Fed’s monthly asset purchases or delaying that move until later this year,” said Paul Ashworth, an economist at Capital Economics. The revised job growth for June and July shrank the previously estimated gain for those months by a combined 74,000. July’s gain is now estimated at 104,000 — the few-
GARDNER WEIGHS IN U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, whose 4th Congressional District includes Elbert County, issued the following statement regarding the jobs report on Sept. 6: “Today’s unemployment numbers are nothing short of depressing for the millions of Americans still looking for work. If the labor force participation rate was at the same level as when President Obama took office, the
unemployment rate would be over 10 percent. Until we begin to embrace pro-growth economic policies by repealing Obamacare, utilizing our domestic energy resources, and getting rid of mindless government regulations, these numbers will remain stagnant. I stand ready and willing to work with any partners who are serious about getting Americans back to work.”
est in more than a year and down from the previous estimate of 162,000. June’s was revised to 172,000 from 188,000. Ashworth said he expects the Fed to begin slowing its bond buying later this month. Chairman Ben Bernanke has said the Fed could begin pulling back on its purchases by year’s end if the economy continues to strengthen — and end the purchases by mid-2014. One possible concern for the Fed is that most of the hiring in August was in lowerpaying industries such as retail, restaurants and bars. This continues a trend that emerged earlier this year. Retailers added 44,000 jobs in August. Hotels, restaurants and bars added 27,000. Temp hiring rose by 13,000. In higher-paying fields, the report was mixed. Manufacturers added 14,000, the first gain after five months of declines. Government, which has been a drag on job growth since the recession ended more than four years ago, gained 17,000. It was the biggest such increase in nearly a year. The increase was all in local education departments. Federal employment was unchanged, and
state government lost 3,000 jobs. Auto manufacturers added 19,000 jobs. Americans are buying more cars than at any time since the recession began in December 2007. But construction jobs were unchanged in August. And the information industry, which includes high-tech workers, broadcasting and film production, cut 18,000 jobs. The report contained some other positive signs: Average hourly earnings picked up, rising 5 cents to $24.05. Hourly pay has risen 2.2 percent in the past 12 months. That’s slightly ahead of the 2 percent inflation rate over the same period. The average hourly work week ticked up to 34.5 from 34.4, a sign that companies needed more labor. That can lead to larger paychecks. The modest jobs figures contrast with other recent data that suggested the economy could be picking up. For example, reports from the Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, showed that manufacturers expanded at the fastest pace in more than two years last month.
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d Yellowstone’s neighbor is magical place
Mention Yellowstone National Park and just about everyone has either been there or knows of its many natural wonders, including the most famous of all geysers, “Old Faithful.” Wildlife is another major draw, and it is one of the few places in the country where visitors may actually see wild, free-roaming grizzly bears and wolves. But resting just a few miles south of Yellowstone’s south entrance in Wyoming, via the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway, lies another popular national park that is often overlooked by Yellowstonebound visitors. It’s called Grand Teton National Park, and mid-September to early jobs. October is truly one of the best times of the t any year to experience this national treasure. cemYellowstone and the Tetons share much in common, but are not the same. Each nged park has its own distinct features, and if ustry, you skip the Tetons you are missing some oad- of the best Western outdoor grandeur in 8,000 the National Park System. The jagged peaks of the Teton Range posi- can be seen long before entering the park. cked Once inside the park there are a number y has of popular viewing areas — Oxbow Bend, nths. Cottonwood Creek, the Snake River Overnfla- look and Coulter Bay, to mention a few. As dawn approaches, photographers from all cked over will gather at these sites to capture the anies first rays of the sun as it slowly brings the arger majestic peaks of the Tetons to life. Elk, bison, pronghorn antelope and with black and grizzly bears may be seen con- throughout the park. Moose, a park favormple, ite, thrive in the valleys and are often seen Man- feeding along the Snake River, and around asing the Oxbow Bend overlook area. s exJust one of a number of camping n two grounds in the park, and a good bet for moose watching, is the Gros Ventre Campground, just a dozen or so miles from the Town of Jackson. Nestled in the shadow of the Tetons and among the tall cottonwoods that line the Gros Ventre River, this spot provides all the makings for a great outdoor experience. Bears, moose and other wildlife can usually be found along the Moose-Wilson
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Road near the south end of the park. In anticipation of the coming winter, bears will go on a feeding frenzy and gorge themselves in the numerous hawthorn and chokecherry berry bushes that line this stretch of roadway. Be prepared to face traffic jams and delays if a bear or moose is spotted. The road is narrow and will not accommodate many vehicles at a time, but who really cares? Jackson Lake, Jenny Lakes, the Snake River and numerous other waters in and around the park provide excellent fishing. These pristine waters also provide opportunities for canoeing, kayaking and other outdoor activities. Hiking trails and picnic areas abound. Mormon Row, near Antelope Flats, contains probably the most photographed barns in the country. With the Tetons rising in the background, these roughly 100-year-old-plus shelters are best seen and photographed with the morning sun. The Moulton Barn was featured in the Hollywood classic “Spencer’s Mountain,” starring Henry Fonda, and has graced the pages of many a magazine and Christmas card. There is just so much history here to see and enjoy. Timing is everything when it comes to catching the autumn colors, usually late September into early October. During the peak of the season, the countryside is ablaze with various shades of yellow, orange and red. It’s absolutely breathtaking and a good time to be there. Tony Lane, the former police chief of Castle Rock, is an avid outdoorsman and photographer.
Oxbow Bend is just one of many scenic overlooks in Grand Teton National Park that provide breathtaking views of the Teton Range and the autumn colors. Photos by Tony Lane
In anticipation of winter, this black bear gorges himself on the fall crop of berries along the Moose-Wilson Road in Grand Teton National Park. Moose sightings are also frequent along this stretch of roadway.
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Historian wins Six Shooter Award In his Arapahoe Community College classrooms, Jeff Broome teaches philosophy, but outside of those walls, he focuses many hours on scholarship in Western history. He writes articles and books and speaks about his area of expertise, the Indian Wars and the period in which they occurred. He recently won The Six Shooter Award from the Wild West History Association for “the best general history article in 2012,” an article in Wild West Magazine entitled “Wild Bill’s Brawl with Two of Custer’s Troops.” It’s about Wild Bill Hickok in Hays, Kan., in 1870, when Hickok was attacked by two soldiers in a bar, Tommy Drum’s Saloon. In late November, Broome’s latest volume, “Cheyenne War: Indian Raids on the Roads to Denver” will be published by the Logan County Historical Society in Sterling and Aberdeen Books in Englewood.
Todd Jilbert, owner of Golden Toad, Inc., flips sausage and shrimp kabobs during the Smokin’ Brew BBQ on Sept. 1.
The annual corn maze at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield will be open Sept. 13 through Halloween: 4 to 9 p.m. Fridays; noon to 9 p.m. Saturdays; noon to 6 p.m. Sundays. Food, mini maze for little ones, hayrides, pony rides ($5) all are nearby. Tickets: $10/$6, free under 2. 720865-3500, botanicgardens.org.
The success of the fifth annual Smokin’ Brew BBQ Aug. 30Sept. 1 caused some vendors to reduce their menu options, as they ran out of their most popular items on the final day. Thousands flocked to the Parker Station parking lot for barbecue delicacies, cooling drinks and plenty of entertainment. Children screamed with glee on the bungee jump trampoline, while others danced to live music or attempted to get more ice cream in their mouths than on their faces.
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Bailey Saul, 6, giggles uncontrollably on the bungee jump trampoline at the Smokin’ Brew BBQ on Sept. 1 as her dad’s best friend, Larry Young, of Highlands Ranch, looks on.
screw tooth troupe gets around ‘Some Kind of Fun’ is 360-degree show By Sonya Ellingboe
email@example.com The flexible space in Buntport Theater’s warehouse venue is totally reversed, with a cluster of stools and benches in the center and a busy, quirky set surrounding 360 degrees. Music is playing and a man and young girl are drawing on a wall with chalk in one corner as the audience filters in. Screw Tooth is a new theater-based company which is sharing quirky Buntport Theater’s space this season, with plans to alternate original productions through the year. Artistic Director Adam Stone, who has collaborated on music and special effects for four previous Buntport productions, writes of “exploring a mind against itself; creating, becoming, destroying, rebuilding, composing, consuming, childishly tormenting, reeling, reveling, dreaming and
iF yoU Go “Some Kind of Fun” plays through Sept. 14 at Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St., Denver. Performances are at 8 p.m. Tickets, $15, limited seating, screwtooth.com or 720946-1388.
seeing … It’s a wild visual and sonic world full of horror, humor and humanity. “Part theater, part dance, part installation, part question mark.” “Some Kind of Fun” will provide a window into what to expect of Buntport’s new resident company.” Concept, direction and design are by Stone and Laura Ann Samuelson, and the cast co-created the production with Stone, while writing is by Stone and Erin Rollman of Buntport Theater Company. Several parallel stories carry through the 2½-hour piece, which keeps moving all around the audience, all at once, augmented by video, sound effects and music. Around them, we have a frustrated writer
who wants to record the scene, but his characters are unruly and he can’t control the story. Veteran actors Edie Weiss and Chris Kendall mostly stay within a maze he gradually builds. In a corner, a golden goddess and associates suddenly appear in one of many instances of satire. In a diagonal corner, high above the action, a Barbie-like model continually changes wigs and makeup. Stock characters — like a mother and baby, pair of girls, older wheezing woman, muscle-bound narcissistic guy, family group and more — live and, at times, suffer. Enter the theater space without preconceptions and let it all roll around you. Too long, but fascinating to watch these creative minds at work. I walked out thinking about the famous 16th-century painting, “Garden of Earthly Delights” by the Dutch artist Hieronymous Bosch, which depicts a swirl of folks and mystical critters in Heaven and Hell. I was lucky enough to visit it at the Prado in Madrid last year after an introduction years ago in college art history lectures. Unsettling — yet wondrous.
The PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker, presents “Bingo, the Musical” Sept. 12 to 15, directed by Ben Dicke. It’s a new musical, produced by Starkey Productions, about die-hard bingo players — and the audience gets to play with them. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. Tickets start at $20: pacecenteronline.org, 303-805-6800.
Oktober in September
The Annual Parker Oktoberfest will be Sept. 14, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sept. 15, 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., in O’Brien Park, 10795 Victorian Drive, Parker. Parkeroktoberfest. com.
Night sky show
Arapahoe Community College’s Astronomy Program hosts “star parties” to observe the night sky on Sept. 20, Oct. 11 and Nov. 8 outside on the West Lawn with professor Jennifer Jones. Telescope available, no reservations needed. Free hot cocoa and cookies. 303-797-5839, Jennifer. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wind Crest artists
A retrospective exhibit by more than 100 artists who reside at Wind Crest in Highlands Ranch will be displayed with a reception from 3 to 4 p.m. Sept. 15, open to the public. A committee including John Lillie, Dorothy Talbott and Anita Jones has been hanging a new selection of works by four artists every two months in the hallways of the clubhouse. This show will include those who have exhibited in the past year. Lillie says there will be punch and cookies and a book about each previous show. Parking is available near the clubhouse, 3235 Mill Vista Road, Highlands Ranch.
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Cruise distinguishes Woodland Park By Pat Hill
A show that honors the American automobile, the annual Cruise Above the Clouds is Sept. 14 and 15, in Woodland Park and Cripple Creek. Courtesy photo
A magnificent and majestic tribute to the automobile of the past, Cruise Above the Clouds highlights the ingenuity of people who take the idea of restoration to the absolute max. This year’s “Cruise” is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 14 at Fairview and Henrietta streets. The annual run to Cripple Creek begins at 5 p.m. and the show resumes on Bennett Avenue at 9 a.m. Sept. 15. Founded in 1991 by Gene Kozleski and Jack Maher, Cruise Above the Clouds began with five or six cars in Lions Park. As the number of entrants increased, the club moved the show to Kavanagh Field. “It just kept getting bigger and bigger,” said Marsh Sanders, one of the original members. “Today we keep the entrants at 300 cars but still have more than that show up.” The entrants come from all over, Pueblo,
Denver, the Pikes Peak Region and New Mexico. “Some cars come on trailers but most of them are driven,” Sanders said. The price range of the antique cars reflects the dedication and enthusiasm of the collectors as well as the evolution of the American automobile. “The prices vary; if you had a car built, a do-it-yourself in a home garage, $50,000 is kind of a starting point in today’s market,” Sanders said. The club awards prizes for cars in several categories, including one titled The Barn Fine. “The car looks like it just came out of a barn; it’s not painted, nothing,” he said. Over the years, the club is noted for its contributions to nonprofit organizations in Teller County as a result of the annual show. Last year, the club awarded $28,000 to several organizations. Sanders credits the show’s sponsors for the donations as well as the ongoing success of the show. This year’s presenting sponsor is the Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Co.
Rangell set for jazz show at Lone Tree Local musician organizes group of top-notch players By Sonya Ellingboe
email@example.com The 2013-2014 season starts at 8 p.m. Sept. 20 for the Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra. The group was organized last season by saxophonist Art Bouton, a Lone Tree resident, to bring 16 top area jazz musicians to the then-new Lone Tree Arts Center. Enthusiastically received by area jazz fans in the 2012 season, the CJRO will appear four times this year. “Everything Old is New Again” is the
theme of the first concert, described at “big band funk, booty-shakin’ music,” featuring saxophonist Nelson Rangell. He will perform as part of the CJRO and then be featured with his own Nelson Rangell Quartet. The band will trace the origins of the music, beginning with Duke Ellington’s “Rockin’ in Rhythm” and “Harlem Nocturne,” followed by sounds of the 1960s and 1970s and arriving at the smooth jazz pop of Rangell. Rangell, who started playing in the Denver area in the 1980s, is internationally recognized. The Times of London wrote that he is “an artist of depth, a master of song and an improviser nonpareil … with extraordinary facility on a range of instruments ….” He will play soprano, alto and tenor sax-
MILESTONES Elizabeth High School student Tatum Neubert has accepted a full basketball scholarship to the University of Oregon and will play for former Nuggets and Lakers coaching legend Paul Westhead. Tatum was the 4A JEFFCO Conference Player of the Year and also received All-State honorable mention honors in her sophomore and Junior seasons as well as first team all-conference. Playing for the Colorado Rockies AAU Club team this past summer, Tatum was voted to the tournament All-Star Teams at major USJN events, including Chicago, Portland and Atlanta. Her Rockies teammate Justin Hall of Regis Jesuit High
School, committed to Purdue University on the same day last week. Tatum chose Oregon and the PAC 12 over Texas Tech, Colorado State, Wyoming, Seton Hall, New Hampshire, Boise State, Gonzaga, San Diego, Wichita State, San Francisco, Quinnipiac, Delaware and others. Tatum’s father Keith is a former NFL tight end and was a two-sport standout at the University of Nebraska in basketball and football. Her mother Paula played softball at Nebraska. The Neubert family lives in Elizabeth. Rachel Bohling, of Elizabeth, was named to the spring 2013 dean’s list at the University of Minnesota.
ophone, flute and perhaps piccolo. Talented band members, who perform throughout the metro area and nationwide, include on saxophone Rangell, Bouton, Tom Myer, Elijah Samuels and Wil Swindler. The trombone section consists of Darren Kramer, Rob Olds, Wade Sander and Lindsey Gardner. Trumpeters are Chris Walters, Gabe Mervin, Dawn Kramer and Dave Rajewski. The rhythm section is made up of Eric Gunnison on piano, Bijoux Barbosa on bass and Mike Marlier on drums. Future programs: • Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m.: “Swingin’ with Duke Ellington.” • Jan. 10, 8 p.m.: “Tribute to Maynard Ferguson,” featuring Pete Olstad, an alum-
nus of the Ferguson band. • May 12, 7:30 p.m.: Big Band Blues, with a guest vocalist. Some of these musicians are academics like Bouton, who is a professor at the University of Denver’s Newman School, and other teach privately and/or freelance. Many are in other area performing groups as well — part of a rich local network of talented artists. The Lone Tree Arts Center’s fine acoustics show off the individual and combined talents of these musical professionals especially well. Tickets cost $20 (plus a $3 service charge). 720-509-1000, LoneTreeArtsCenter.org.
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BUSINESS AFTER Hours. The Elizabeth Area Chamber of Commerce presents a Business After Hours from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 12 at Running Creek Elementary in Elizabeth. Come learn how your local schools are shaping our future leaders. The public is welcome. Contact the chamber at 303-646-4287 or firstname.lastname@example.org. SEPT. 12 FLY FISHING. Colorado Parks and Wildlife and ORVIS will provide a free seminar from 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 12, at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Hunter Education Building, 6060 Broadway, Denver. To register, e-mail wildlife. email@example.com or call 303-291-7804 and leave a message with name(s), address and phone number, and which event attending. Visit www.orvis.com. SEPT. 13 GOLF TOURNAMENT. The Elizabeth Area Chamber of Commerce presents the chamber golf tournament on Sept. 13 at Spring Valley Golf Club. A scramble format starts 8 a.m. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Enjoy a continental breakfast, 18 holes of golf, and a barbecue lunch. Awards will be given out for many levels. Fun surprises at some holes this year with special awards. Contact Beverly for information 303-646-4287 or go to www. elizabethchamber.org and look under events for forms. SEPT. 14 BOOT CAMP. A family fun boot camp to benefit Bright
Pink, a nonprofit group focused on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer while providing support to individuals at high risk for these diseases, is planned for 10 a.m. Sept. 14 at Lincoln Park, across from Chaparral High School in Parker. The event includes a family boot camp, fitness expo, free massages, temporary tattoos for kids, raffle prizes and music. Registration cost is $15 at 4EverBeFit.com. Free
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SEPT. 19 BUSINESS ALLIANCE. The Elbert County Business Alliance Meeting (formerly called the Elbert County Roundtable) is at 6 p.m. Sept. 19 at Elizabeth Town Hall. Committees will be formed so the group can pursue its goals and mission. Purposes include promotion, coaching, networking and advocacy for the community and businesses of Elbert County. We want to bring groups together to improve business relationships and the working atmosphere in Elbert County. This is your chance to work with other business people as well as the governing organizations in our county. Together we can accomplish more than trying to work as an individual. Everyone is welcome. Questions, contact Beverly at the chamber at 303-646-4287 or director@ elizabethchamber.org. SEPT. 19 BUSINESS OPENING. A ribbon cutting and open house at the new location for Through Your Eyes Photography, 276 E. Kiowa Ave. in Elizabeth, is from 5-7 p.m. Sept 19. Come see Kimberly’s new studio and have some fun. For information, contact the chamber at 303-646-4287 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The public is welcome. SEPT. 30 GOLF TOURNAMENT. Mark Wiebe will again host the 8th annual Adam’s Camp charity golf tournament, presented by Retirement Plan and Investment Providers, to raise funds for the children, youth and families of Adam’s Camp. The tournament is on Sept. 30 at the Colorado Golf Club in Parker, and 132 golfers will have the opportunity to play the exclusive course, home to the 2013 Solheim Cup. Lunch, provided by Noodles and Company, will begin at 11 a.m. and the
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LIBRARY CARD month. September is Library Card Month, and the Elbert County Library District will show you the many ways you can use your library card. Check your account online, read a non-fiction book, check out movie DVDs, use free WiFi, the list goes on and on. There are programs to attend, book clubs and Friends of the Library groups to join and more. As an added bonus for library card holders, when you come to any Elbert County Library location in September and show your card you will be entered in a drawing for a $25 gift card. If you don’t yet have a card for the Elbert County Library District, it’s easy to get one, and there is no charge. You can get the form off of our website and bring it to any location or stop by and fill it out. It’s all here at the swipe of your card. For more information, contact your branch library, or visit the Library District’s website at www.elbertcountylibrary.org. OCT. 9 CHAMBER LUNCHEON. The Elizabeth Area Chamber of Commerce will have a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 9 at Spring Valley Golf Club. Lunch sponsored by Intermountain Rural Electric Association. Come hear a great presentation and learn what IREA is doing for you. RSVP at 303-646-4287 or director@elizabethchamber. org. The public is welcome.
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Elbert County News 11
September 12, 2013
Kiowa rolls past Longmont Christian Indians get on the board just 10 seconds into the game By Scott Stocker
‘The key tonight was just overcoming our penalties and mistakes.’ Kiowa High School player Luke Paglinawan
Special to Colorado Community Media It didn’t take long for Kiowa to score what would be the winning touchdown in its Sept. 6 8-Man, non-conference football game against home-standing Longmont Christian. Only 10 seconds. Kiowa kicked off to Longmont Christian to open the game, which by the way also started 30 minutes late due a field-maintenance ruling. The kick went into the end zone for no return. But on the first offensive play of the night, Caleb Smith intercepted Warriors quarterback Cade Martin and returned the ball 30 yards for the initial score of the game. Kiowa’s Jack Thomas would then add 2 points on the conversion run for an 8-0 lead with the clock reading 11:50. From there, the Indians of coach Mark Clemmons would go on to a 56-7 victory, improving to 2-1 on the season. Longmont Christian dropped to 0-2 with the loss. Even though the score came so quickly it took — get this — 40 minutes to play the game’s first quarter. But when the first
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on the team in this case. He plays an aggressive game and just goes after the pins. Adam’s a sophomore, who has been pretty straight and consistent. He has certainly come out of the pack this season.” Englewood’s Nate Medina came through with a 76, and for much of the day was in contention with Galman for medalist honors. “This was my best round of the year so far and I had a lot of fun today,” said Medina, who also plays football for Englewood. “I’m building my confidence and today my putting was on. But I felt I really could have done better. I just want to give myself the best opportunities. I’ve had a pretty good season and I’m excited as we come down the stretch.”
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quarter concluded, Kiowa had established a 24-7 lead via touchdowns by Lonny Trehal on a 4-yard run and an 80-yard touchdown pass from Indians quarterback Steven Mitzak to Isaac Janes. Kiowa would score three more touchdowns in the second quarter and with 6:12 left in the half and with the Indians leading 48-7, the clock would start continuous running. Janes would get the second quarter’s first touchdown for Kiowa via an 82-yard pass interception with 9:58 left. With 8:27 remaining, Mitzak would race 55-yards for a touchdown. The third touchdown of the period came via a 58-yard run by Luke Paglinawan with 6:12 on the clock. “The first quarter seemed to go slow, but we just wanted to step up and do what we had to do,” said Mizak, who rushed for 72 yards and passed for 25. “The key was to stay focused and play our hardest. There were mistakes and we just didn’t do everything right, but then we got it corrected when we needed. I was worried that we were overlooking them at the start. But we
just finally stepped up.” Added Janes, “We seemed to come out slow in the first quarter, but then we were able to pick up in our intensity. We did a lot of drills all this past week and it certainly seemed to help. We were able to run the ball nice and we were just able to pick up and get going.” So what about that 40-minute first quarter? “It did certainly seem like it took a long time to play,” Clemmons said. “Forty minutes — wow. When all is said, it was the best first quarter that I’ve experienced to start a game in terms of scoring. We seemed to lack intensity at first and we just had to get our heads in the game and fly to the ball on defense. We played pretty physical and for that I feel the kids did a good job.” Paglinawan finished the night with 103 yards rushing and was also a key in getting field position for the Indians with his punt returns. “The key tonight was just overcoming our penalties and mistakes,” said Paglinawan, who is just 5 feet 5 and 145 pounds. “They
Englewood coach Brian DeHerrera was certainly pleased with Medina’s effort. “We only have seven on the team this season and Nate is certainly our best,” DeHerrera said. “He’s a great kid and it’s nice to have such a fine two-sport athlete competing with us. He’s made state two of the past three years and is such a fine leader. “We played without our No. 2, Mason Stepanich,” DeHerrera said. “But I think this has been one of our best matches of the season. We have a situation of constantly building momentum to build a better program. Most of our guys don’t do a lot of golfing and about the only time they play a lot is during our high school season, and four of our seven this season are seniors. Fort Morgan player Nate Gertner’s 84 was his best of the season to date. “The key was keeping the ball in play,” Gertner said. “I’ve been doing good so far, but you always want to try and get better. I’m a sophomore, so I really want this season to be one of learning and improve-
COLORADO LEAGUE SEPT. 3, SPRING VALLEY GOLF COURSE Team: Elizabeth 231 (Ross Galman 73, Dave Wahlstrom 78, Sean Hess 80, Adam Eveleth 81). Fort Morgan 268 (Nate Gertner 84, Andrew Shoemaker 89, Sam Reynolds 95, Brady Henderson 96). Vista Peak 291 (Bryce Lang 93, Trey Severin 97, Colten Thomsen 101, Craig Smith 110). Englewood 305 (Nate Medina 76, Austin Trail 104, Spencer Harmon 125). ment, so in the future, I’m really going to be ready.” Vista Peak’s Bryce Lang was off on his game, but feels confident as the season nears its end. “This is actually one of the best courses that I’ve played on,” Lang said. “I was hoping to shoot in the mid-80s, but it just didn’t happen. I shot pretty good on the front nine, but after that, I kind of blew up. There were two holes that really killed me, get-
would set us back, but we were able to overcome them. I seemed to have a little lack of interest when we started, but after a couple of series we were able to pick it up.” Defensively, Kiowa was superb. When the stats came in, Longmont Christian had minus 1 yard rushing on 21 plays. The Warriors Josiah Bolyard was held to 12 yards on nine carries while Lonnie Kee accounted for 14 yards on three carries. But the big setback was Martin being sacked five times and finishing the game with a negative 21 yards. Down 16-0 in the first quarter, Longmont Christian was able to obtain its only touchdown via a 68-yard pass from Martin to Dylan Wehrli with 4:46 left in the quarter. Bolyard would kick the extra point for the Warriors. Martin, the sophomore son of Longmont Christian coach Jerry Martin, was also starting his first game for the Warriors. Yardage wise, it wasn’t that bad a first start for the 5-foot-4-inch youngster as he eventually passed for 189 yards. “Yes, this is the first time I’ve been able to be a starter,” said Martin. “But I think I’m coming around in my position. It was a difficult night, to be sure. But I think we are going to be able to learn from it. I know I can.” “They certainly played hard against us, but we just made a lot of mistakes,” Bolyard said. “My job is to do what coach wants and in some cases, I was able to do so. But it was a hard loss to take. When we got some breaks we just couldn’t take advantage.”
ting a seven on 16 and an eight on No. 12. It’s been a fun season, but I know that I still have a ways to go.” Fort Morgan, coached by Carol Wonder, is on the young side. “We do have a good bunch of young kids and every course is an adventure,” Wonder said. “The kids are working hard and I don’t see any `give-up’ in any of them. This is a fast season in our sport and the kids have to come in ready to play. Our key is to do well in our short game.” Vista Peak coach Michael Doherty is feeling good about the season with his young squad. “This is our second year and first with seniors, so we are mainly juniors and sophomores on the team,” Doherty said. “We’re just happy and enjoying the season. We like the league and the competition is good for this young group, and we have improved a great deal. We would like to break 300 and we have shot a 301, so we’re close to our goals.”
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Peyton Manning has four MVP trophies, a Super Bowl ring and countless NFL records. He’d never had a night like this, though. Manning threw seven touchdown passes in directing Denver to a 49-27 rout of the Baltimore Ravens, showing the Super Bowl champs and the rest of the league Sept. 5 just why the Broncos are the trendy pick to win it all this season. They walloped the Ravens behind the biggest day by an NFL quarterback in 44 years, when Manning’s father, Archie, was still running the offense at Ole Miss. After eight long months — plus 33 minutes because of a lightning storm — Manning recovered from a slow start to pick apart the Ravens’ retooled defense that said goodbye to seven starters after winning the Super Bowl, including the heart and soul of that unit in Ed Reed and Ray Lewis. Manning threw two TD passes each to Julius Thomas, Demaryius Thomas and Wes Welker, plus one to Bubba Caldwell. “I felt like we had to keep scoring because Baltimore can score at any time,” said Manning, who was 27 of 42 for 462 yards with no interceptions for an off-the-charts quarterback rating of 141.1. Manning was the biggest reason for this blowout, but there were plenty of other factors: PRESSURE POINTS: The Broncos harassed Joe Flacco even without their Pro Bowl pass-rush duo that collected 29½ of their league-leading 52
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sacks last year. Elvis Dumervil bolted for Baltimore in free agency after his fax-foulup in Denver and All-Pro linebacker Von Miller got suspended for six games. Shaun Phillips had a pair of sacks and shared another with Wesley Woodyard in his Denver debut and Robert Ayers also got a sack of Flacco, whose first game since signing a sixyear, $120.6 million deal was a dud. Dumervil had one of Baltimore’s three sacks, dumping Manning for a 7-yard loss to a chorus of boos. “It would have been better if we had won,” Dumervil said. NOT-SO-SPECIAL TEAMS: Ravens returner Jacoby Jones got hurt when his own teammate ran into him as he was about to field a punt in the second quarter, and David Bruton ignited Denver’s dismantling of the Ravens with a blocked punt at the Baltimore 10-yard line. Two plays later, Manning put Denver ahead for good 21-17. Jones, the hero of Baltimore’s upset of the Broncos in the playoffs eight months ago, wasn’t available as Flacco’s deep threat after he sprained his right knee when Brynden Trawick plowed into him on a second-quarter punt return. “I talked to him about it,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said, “tried to teach him that he’s got to be willing to turn his head. That’s an experience problem. He’s an inexperienced guy.” The Broncos were without Champ Bailey but they didn’t miss him, especially after Jones went out. WELKER’S DEBUT: Wes Welker’s Denver debut got off to a rocky start when he muffed a punt at his own 1-yard line, leading to Ray Rice’s easy touchdown run that put Baltimore ahead 14-7. The jewel of Denver’s offseason additions quickly atoned by scoring two short touchdowns in the third quarter as the Broncos began running away
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with it. He finished with a game-best nine catches for 67 yards. He got open underneath all night for Manning just like he did for Tom Brady when he was in New England. “We put a lot of time into trying to get some rapport,” Manning said. “It’s nice to be able to put that work to good use and be able to get some touchdowns tonight.” BALTIMORE BEATDOWN: Nobody had ever put up 49 points on the Ravens in their 18-year history, and it could have been worse. Broncos new weakside linebacker Danny Trevathan fumbled the football just before crossing the goal line with what would have been a 30-yard TD interception return of Flacco’s pass in the fourth quarter. The ball bounced out of the end zone for a touchback instead of a touchdown. “It was a dumb play in retrospect,” Trevathan said. “It’s not going to happen again. I was just so in the moment, it was kind of selfish of me. I’m growing from it and I’m not going to let nobody stop me from getting better.” THOMAS & THOMAS: While it took a while for Manning’s new threesome of Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker and Welker to get going, tight end Julius Thomas made a huge impact early on, collecting his first two TD catches in the NFL. His first was a 24-yarder and his second a 23-yarder, accounting for all of Denver’s points in the first half. He finished with five catches for 110 yards. Thomas had just one catch for five yards in his first two seasons in the NFL, when he was bothered by ankle problems. “I think we all visualize great games,” Thomas said. His big breakout came just hours after news broke that he had been arrested last week for failing to appear in court on a traffic offense in January.
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