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No Love Lost in assessor debate By Pat Hill

phill@coloradocommunitymedia.com Niceties aside, both candidates running for Teller County assessor in the Republican primary took pot shots at each other in a debate May 28. Supporters and opponents of Violet Watt and current assessor, Betty Clark-Wine, packed city council chambers. While Watt spotlighted reports of poor customer service in Clark-Wine’s office, the assessor countered with praise for her staff. Each candidate came prepared to respond to accusations hurled by the other. Sponsored by Teller County Republicans and moderated by Pete LaBarre, the debate started out easy enough, with Watt explaining how properties are valued. Residential properties, for instance, are valued by comparing sales in the same area, which is the market approach. “Any other types of property we can use comparable-sales, income and cost approaches,” Watt said. “Once we have the value we apply the assessed rate, depending on the classification of property.” For residential, 7.96 percent of actual value equals the assessed value, Watt said, while all other classifications are assessed at 29 percent of actual value. “All sales are put into a modeling process. Our appraisers modeled the area and determined the values on the individual properties,” Clark-Wine added. Because Watt was an appraiser in the assessor’s office she was asked if commercial values are higher within the Downtown District Authority. “Commercial properties are almost always sticky situations. The bulk of commercial sales were within the DDA and in Woodland Park proper. Compound that with sub-classifications of property - not only do we have retail we have office space, dental and medical buildings. The bulk of the sales were in retail and office spaces. When it comes to those two sub-classifications, the likelihood of the models being close to right, as long as the characteristics are correct, are pretty good. Any other sub-class of property is going to require further investigation. The assessor has no power to change the function of the DDA.” Clark-Wine was asked if there had been deals made when assessing properties within the DDA to get more taxes into the district. “I am not a fan of DDAs or urban renewal; however, they are statutory measures for cities to take care of blighted areas or areas that need improvement. The DDA in Woodland Park was voted on by the people in

Candidates for the office of Teller County assessor engaged in a lively debate May 28 hosted by Teller County Republicans and moderated by the chairman, Pete LaBarre, center. Violet Watt, left, and current assessor Betty Clark-Wine are running against each other in the Republican primary June 24. Photo by Pat Hill the district. They get their biggest bang for the buck on new construction. Most of my meetings with the DDA were about boundaries. There was an issue with the valuation of 13 properties inside the DDA - they were given a $25 per square foot break on exempt property…” Clark-Wine was cut off before she could finish her sentence. In the interest of fairness, The Courier asked for the rest of the story in an email: “Parking (downtown lots) leased to city is exempt from taxation and reduces the property owner’s bill: When the properties were revalued in 2007 and 2009 for the years 2008-2012 they were given a $25 per square foot exemption, which was much higher than the historical values of $2.50-$4.50 per square foot. The result was that the owner received a larger tax reduction and the taxing authorities received less revenue in that time frame. When properties were revalued in 2013, all commercial land in Woodland Park was valued around $4.69 per square foot. For 2013, the exempt portion was based on $4.69 (instead of $25 per square foot). This caused taxes to go up, even if the property value went down. On another issue, Watt was asked why she dropped the value of her own home by $76,901 in the northwest area where she had done the modeling as an appraiser. “The northwest area encircles my property.

The acting chief appraiser and the acting data analyst at the time I left the office was the assessor,” Watt said, referring to ClarkWine. Therefore, the assessor was responsible for checking the values of the model.” Watt’s home was then valued at $108,680. Was that fair and did Clark-Wine know that Watt had assessed her own property? LaBarre said. “I have a policy that any property that falls within your own area must be reviewed by the data analyst. We have a chief data analyst, Pam Killibrew, who was to review any properties and any individual who appraised their own property. That being said, we had a very busy season and I trusted Violet to do the right thing and to bring that to the attention of the data analyst to review her property. She could have protested and gotten the value where it should have been? Was it fair and accurate? No.” Watt added, “I did check my value around the surrounding sales in the Crystal Peak area; there was a fairly high foreclosure rate in that area; therefore, I could not support a higher value. Let it be known that I not only valued the northwest area of the county but all the vacant and commercial land in the county. I worked 357 overtime hours that I was paid for when I left - and that includes a 26-hour shift in order to

make sure taxpayers received their notices on time.” For all properties which experienced an error using the modeling, did all such properties get corrected or just those that were appealed? Watt replied. “There were properties that were corrected without an appeal and some that did not get corrected; in the northeast area there were properties under-valued. There were issues with the modeling. It’s just a bummer when that happens. So I’m hoping to correct that.” In response, Clark-Wine said that in Watt’s campaign literature, she said that 20 percent of all valuations had to be redone. “I don’t know where that 20 percent came from. The number of residential properties that had to be redone in the northeast area were only 2,300, the balance of them were agricultural and vacant. That is only 9 percent of 26,000 parcels in Teller County. Of those, 1/3 had no change or decrease, 1/6 increased 1 to 10 percent, 1/6 increased 11 to 20 percent and 1/3 increased 20 percent or more which is why we did not have a mass number of protests. The election will be decided in the primary June 24.

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Mountain lions pay visit Prettyman, Courier columnist, says animals not welcome By Pat Hill

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Mountain lions are having a field day in Woodland Park these days. The Spruce Ridge neighborhood had a regular visitor in mid-March with this cat. Photos courtesy of Tonya Sharp, District Wildlife Manager

Cute but better off in the wild, this mountain lion hung out in a tree on Spruce Ridge Lane in mid-March.

The rash of mountain-lion sightings recently in Woodland Park seems to have abated. “I have not received a call for a week,” said Tonya Sharp, district wildlife manager. “I think they’ve left town, especially the ones on Spruce Ridge Lane.” As well, the lions have been sighted on the Sturman Industries property north of Woodland Park and on Karen Lane. “I think the issue is feral cats; they are a food source for the mountain lions,” she said. If people encounter a lion, Sharp recommends yelling or throwing something. “So that mountain lions are not comfortable hanging out,” she said. As far as household pets, dogs and cats, Sharp recommends keeping them in a kennel with a top on it. Cord Prettyman weighs in We’ve had two sightings during the month of May directly behind our house in Country Ridge Estates, which is a community just above the middle school. The first was on May 2nd at 6:10 am. My wife and I had just gotten up and were brushing our teeth, when our 14-year-old 7 lb. terrier mix went postal, barking and running from door to door barking insanely. Both Lizzie and I looked outside and at first saw nothing. Then, Lizzie spotted a tail moving just above a small gate at the end of a land bridge that connects our back deck to the forest behind our house. She realized immediately it was a mountain lion. I went out onto the deck and by that time the mountain lion had moved up to a patio that is about 30 yards behind our house

and there, standing side-by-side, were two mountain lions. I’d say they were not quite full-grown but probably 5 to 6 feet long from the tip of their nose to the tip of their tail. Certainly big enough. I fired a pellet gun in their direction and they both were obviously familiar with the popping sound and took out in a sprint. They were out of sight within a couple of seconds. I called 911 so they could alert the school system as the middle school, which is only a half-mile from our home and they were in session that day. The Woodland Park police were at our house within minutes and two patrol cars were roaming the neighborhood. I was informed by the police that there had been numerous mountain lion sightings around town. The second sighting occurred at 5:45 am on May 21 with the same MO. Our terrier mix went postal and sure enough there was a mountain lion in the same location hiding behind the gate at the top of our land bridge. This one was “big.” I again went out onto the deck with my trusty pellet pistol and left the door to the house wide open so I could make a quick retreat. The popping sound of the pellet gun once again sent the mountain lion into a sprint into the forest. I once again called 911 to report the incident as it also was on a school day. There have been several other incidents posted on our neighborhood watch online website called “Nextdoor,” which connects some 40 neighbors in the Forest Edge/ Country Ridge Estates neighborhood. One woman had her cat eaten and a man ran a mountain lion off that was stalking his dog. Sharp may have gotten another call May 28 when Prettyman’s nearby neighbors encountered a mountain lion on around 12 noon on Forest Edge Road.

Turley arraigned in district court By Pat Hill

phill@coloradocommunitymedia.com Arrested May 23 on suspicion of sexual assault on a minor by a person of trust, Woodland Park Mayor Dave Turley was arraigned in Teller County District Court five days later. Until the district attorney’s office files formal charges, Turley is to have no contact

with the victim or the victim’s family and no unsupervised contact with a minor younger than the age of 18. Recognizing the nature of a small town, Judge Colt said that if Turley were to run into the victim or the victim’s family at the grocery store or post office, for instance, he, Turley, would be expected to walk away. On the other hand, Colt acknowledged that Turley was likely to run into a minor in

public. “If you’re in a restaurant and there’s another adult there, we would consider that a non-violation,” Colt said. “The idea is not to have any unsupervised contact.” Turley remains under investigation until the district attorney’s office files formal charges at 9 a.m. June 16 in district court. Turley was represented by Cynthia McKedy while Sharon Flaherty represented the office of District Attorney Dan May.

Woodland Park Mayor Dave Turley was arrested and charged with sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust. Courtesy photo


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Flag lowered as welcome By Pat Hill

phill@coloradocommunitymedia.com Public officials and Teller County residents gathered in Lions Park May 28 to welcome home the soldiers from the 4th Engineer Battalion. Many of them had been deployed two and three times to Iraq and Afghanistan. Distinguished by the lowering of the 4th Engineer Battalion flag, the ceremony was solemn, a reflection of the soldiers’ service since 2001. “9\11 changed our lives,” said David Buttery, Woodland Park city manager. After the ceremony Battalion Commander Daniel Hibner said, “The support we have gotten from Woodland Park is amazing.”

Battalion Commander Daniel Hibner thanked the community of Woodland Park for the relationship with the 4th Engineer Battalion in a ceremony May 28. “Our soldiers expect no thanks, no ceremony but your support is clearly appreciated,” Hibner said. Photo by Pat Hill

The Cripple Creek and Victor Mountain Health Clinic celebrated five years May 22. The celebration coincided with the all-school picnic that day at Cresson Elementary School. Laureen Murray, with flag scarf, is the clinic’s coordinator. Photo by Pat Hill

When the 4th Engineer Battalion flag was lowered in a ceremony May 28, the significance is that the soldiers from the 4th Engineer’s Battalion are all home. Photo by Kathy Fleer

Five year anniversary celebrated by clinic By Pat Hill

phill@coloradocommunitymedia.com With a red, white and blue cake, Laureen Murray, RN, and the staff at the Cripple Creek-Victor Mountain Health Clinic celebrated five years of offering free health care for students and their siblings. Murray coordinates the clinic that offers health care in collaboration with Peak Vista Community Health. Murray and Martha Hubbard, director

of Teller County Public Health, are credited with securing a $700,000 grant from Colorado Department of Health and Environment to open the clinic in Cresson Elementary School in Cripple Creek. The clinic is one of only 55 school-based health centers in Colorado. The staff includes Doug Randolph and Dr. Wanda Eppes, who provide behavioralhealth services, and Lorrie Grube, physician assistant with Peak Vista.

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Annual clean up provides opportunities to help Easy or difficult, beautification work available for everyone By Norma Engelberg Contributing writer

For 11 years, Woodland Park residents, along with a few out-of-towners have been picking up litter at designated sites all over town, taking part in the Keep Woodland Park Beautiful annual Spring Cleanup Event. Organizers hope that this year, the event’s 12 anniversary, will be the best year yet. Not everyone is up to the rigors of picking up litter and some don’t want to work close to busy streets but there is still work available. This year that work is cleaning up and beautifying the grounds at Ute Pass Historical Society’s History Park behind the Woodland Park Public Library. The Teller County Conservation District, which will be adopting a portion of History Park as part of the city’s new Adopt-A-Garden program, will provide seedlings and materials for planting to educate children. “Cabins in History Park

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are in need of some cleaning for adults with small children and those who want to do less walking,” city planner Lisa Parnell stated in a news release. “This will help the History Park be tour-ready as (summer) walking tours start the following weekend.” Either assignment, picking up litter in areas of the city that are in greatest need as determined by an annual “litter survey” or beautifying History Park, registration starts at 9 a.m. on June 7 at Memorial Park. More information about the Adopt-A-Garden program, in which individuals, groups and/or businesses agree to adopt a garden spot to plant annuals and perennials and provide care for at least one year, will be released at a future date but the city’s Adopt-ASpot map and applications will be available at Memorial Park on Cleanup Day. Individuals and groups can adopt an area to keep litterfree through-out the year. The program is similar to state and federal Adopt-AHighway programs. This year’s cleanup sponsors include: Teller County Waste, FoxworthGalbraith, Café Leo, Teller County Home Builders Association, BierWerks, Rotary Club, Mountain Scoops, Walmart, City Market, Starbuck’s and, in Colorado Springs, the Woodmen Road Sam’s Club, the Razorback Walmart and the North Nevada Costco.

On the Keep Woodland Park Beautiful Annual Spring Cleanup Day June 7, this year’s participants, who have small children to keep away from busy streets or who don’t want to walk so much, will have the option of working in and around the Ute Pass Historical Society’s History Park planting flowers and cleaning up the cabins to get the park ready for summer tours. Courtesy photo/KWPB

With several cabins and grounds, Ute Pass Historical Society’s History Park is a prime candidate for inclusion in the Keep Woodland Park Beautiful Annual Spring Cleanup. Photo by Norma Engelberg

Cleaning up and beautifying the cabins and grounds at the Ute Pass Historical Society’s History Park will be a part of this year’s Keep Woodland Park Beautiful Annual Spring Cleanup June 7. Work at the park will be a safer clean-up alternative for families with small children and it will be easier on people who find picking up litter to be a little too strenuous. Photo by Norma Engelberg

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area clubs Editor’s notE: To add or update a club listing, e-mail calendar@coloradocommunitymedia.com. Political tEllEr county Democratic Party (TellerDems) invites interested persons to attend its 2014 informational and educational programs, as well as community events.  For details about the TellerDems calendar of activities, call Mrs. Ellen Haase, 719-687-1813. tEllEr county Republicans meets at 7 p.m. the second

Tuesday of each month at the Pikes Peak Comyomunity Center in Divide next to the Conoco. Come and help set the course for conservative thinking and direction in Teller County, Colorado, and the nation. Additional information at http://www.tellergop.org.

transPortation’s local Coordinating Council of Teller County meets at 9 a.m. on the third Monday of each month at the Aspen Mine Center in Cripple Creek. This meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

front rangE Fencing Club. Learn to fence class for children and adults. Meets at Discovery Canyon Campus. Visit http:// frontrangefencing.tripod.com/ Advanced competitive lessons available too. hEalthiEr living Colorado, Diabetes Self-Management Workshop. Learn the skills needed to manage your diabetes. Teller County Public Health and Community Partnership Family Resource Center offer six-week classes to help you with the challenges of living with this ongoing health condition. Participants learn how to control their blood glucose, prevent complications, and cope with the stress of having a chronic health condition.  Call Teller County Public Health at 719-687-6416 or visit www.cpteller.org or www.co.teller. co.us/PublicHealth for information and a list of classes in your neighborhood. Suggested donation $35.

dividE chambEr of Commerce. Contact president Lisa Lee at 719-686-7587 for meeting dates and times.

Jam night. The Grange Hall is open from 6-9 p.m. every Thursday for the Jammers music and potluck. This is a great night and the place to be on Thursdays. The music is always different depending on who and how many musicians show up. We always have fun, good food and dancing. All musicians are welcome to join in the jam session. If you are not a musician, come for a social evening out to meet other community members. Call 719-748-0358.

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offers computer basics, Internet basics, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Digital Photo Management classes. Some classes have prerequisites, and registration is required for all. Call 719-687-9281, ext. 106 to register.

PikEs PEak Workforce Center offers monthly classes on topics such as resume writing, interview skills and more. Workshops are free and take place at the main office, 1675 Garden of the Gods Road, Suite 1107, Colorado Springs. Call 719-667-3730 or go to www.ppwfc.org. tEllEr businEss Builders meets at 7 a.m. Mondays at the Hungry Bear, 111 E. Midland Ave., in Woodland Park. The group helps local businesses through cooperative marketing, professional education and trusted relationships. Call Gail Wingerd at 719-686-1076 or send e-mail to gail@woodlandparkprinter.com or Mike Hazelwood at 719-473-5008 tEllEr nEtworking Team meet from 7:45-8:45 a.m. Thursdays at Denny’s Restaurant in Woodland Park. TNT is a local businesses owners networking group working to pass leads and help each others’ businesses grow. Join us to learn more or call Vickie at 719-748-1274.

Woodland Park Community Church and at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Lake George Bible Church. The class includes Japanese karate and jujitsu, Okinawan weapons, padded sparring and Judo throws. Self-defense is also taught. The program is Biblebased. Black belt instruction. KP has been in the Ute Pass area for more than 16 years. Low rates. Ages 5 through adult. Two free lessons. For more information call Ken at 719-687-1436. KP is nonprofit and non-denominational.

thE lakE George Gem and Mineral Club Youth Program for

Earth Science Education, Peblepups, meets from 6-6:45 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the Lake George Community Center on Hwy 24 on the east side of Lake George. The program is free to students age 8-18. Each session discusses a separate aspect of Earth science or mineral collecting. Warm weather will allow field trips on weekends. Further information from Steve Veatch 719-748-5010 or John Rakowski 719-748-3861 or at LGGMClub.org.

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thE lakE George Gem and Mineral Club meets the second Saturday of every month at the Community Center, Lake George. Meetings begin at 10 a.m. until May, when it changes to 9 a.m. to accommodate a field trip in conjunction with the regular meeting. There is always a program or field trip.

christian yoga is offered at 5 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Sundays

mothEr bEar Self-Defense offers Krav Maga classes from

at Corner Street, 500 E. Midland Ave. in Woodland Park. Mindfullness-centered practice aimed at relaxation, focus, gentle movement. Contact Chrissy Bensen, with bStill Integrative Wellness LLC at 719-510-2743 (www.bStillyoga.com)  before attending for the first time to reserve a spot; after that, just drop in. Cost is $7 per class.

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Partnership Family Resource Center’s Healthy Living Programs. Locations of classes are throughout Teller County.  Visit www. cpteller.org under “Get Healthy Challenge” or email Kathy at Kathy@cpteller.org for more information.

florissant grangE Hall is available for events including weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and memorials. The Florissant Grange Hall, also known as the Old School House in Florissant, is a historic building built in 1887 and 1888. School started in the school in 1889 and continued through 1960, which creates an interesting historic atmosphere. The Old School House sits on 2-plus acres and weather permitting the grounds can be used as well. Call 719-748-5004 and leave a message to arrange a time to visit the Grange Hall and reserve this space for your event.  EvEry thursday all year the Florissant Grange Hall (The

Old School House) is open from 6-9 pm for the Jammers Music and Pot Luck. This is a happening place to be on Thursday evenings. Sometimes we have more musicians than people and sometimes we have more people than the hall can hold, but no matter what, we have fun and great music and fabulous food. All musicians are welcome to join in the jam session and if you are not a musician, come for the social evening out. Call 719-748-0358.

gEntlE yoga with Nancy Stannard is offered at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, and at 9:30 a.m. Saturdays. Safe, fun and accessible for all. Flexibility, breathing, balance and gentle strengthening. Contact Nancy Stannard nancystannard55@ gmail.com before first class and see gentleyoga4healing.com for information. gEt in shape with a parks and recreation fitness membership. The center offers Paramount and Nautilus equipment and free weights. Schedule a personalized fitness orientation and have an individual workout program designed for your fitness needs. Individuals ages 16 and older are welcome to become fitness members. Minors require signed parental permission. Corporate memberships are available. Call 719-689-3514.

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9-10:30 a.m. Saturdays and by appointment on Thursdays on the second floor of the Corner Dance Studio in Woodland Park. Mother Bear also offers women’s self-defense classes for groups of three or more. Contact Wendy at 719-323-7949 for information.

thE mountain Top Cycling club holds monthly meetings for bicyclist of all types and skill levels. The club meets at different locations on the first Tuesday of the month. Membership fee is $25 for individual and $40 for family. We have guest speakers, presentations and door prizes. The meeting is from 7-8 p.m. Social time at 6:30 p.m. Visit www.mountaintopcyclingclub.com or write us Mountain Top Cycling Club P.O.Box 843 Woodland Park CO 80866. For more information, call Debbie at 719-687-2489.

tEllEr county 4-H Shooting Sports Club meets the first Sunday of each month at the Pikes Peak Community Club (PPCC) in Divide at 4 p.m. 4-H projects/disciplines covered by the club: .22 and Air Rifle, Archery, Shotgun, and Air Pistol. For more information about the club meetings or project/ discipline practices, contact Bob Tyler, 719-748-1335 or eagle3tyler@gmail.com. For 4-H enrollment contact Mark Platten at 719-686-7961. thursday night Beginners Book Study meets from 7-8 p.m. Thursdays at Woodland Park Community Church. Email gclark25@live.com for information. utE Pass Historical Society offers free tours (donations gratefully accepted) of History Park every second Saturday of the month from June through September. History Park is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come tour our old buildings, and learn some of the history of Ute Pass. We also offer a walking tour of Woodland Park which meets at the Museum Center at 10:30. The Museum Center at History Park is located at 231 E. Henrietta Avenue in Woodland Park, next to the library. For information, contact UPHS at 719-686-7512 or check out our website: www.utepasshistoricalsociety.org. Also, like us on Facebook.

yoga classEs are offered in Woodland Park. All levels are welcome. Contact Michelle Truscelli at 719-505-5011 or check out www.shakti3yoga.com for information.

woodland Park Ceili Club hast monthly ceilis (“kaylees”), which is Irish for a dance party. The purpose is to bring social Irish dance to the Teller County community. These ceilis are open to the public, with no dance experience required. The dances are taught as part of the event. Visit www.mountaineire.org and see the Ceili Club tab, or call 686-1325. camaraderie among humans and horses since 1947, sponsors gymkhanas, jackpots, dances, barbecues, parades, trail rides

woodland Park Wind Symphony, under the direction of Craig Harms, rehearses at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in the Woodland Park Middle School band room. All instrumental musicians are welcome. Visit www.woodlandparkwindsymphony. com to learn more about this ensemble and other musical groups which are part of the Woodland Park Wind Symphony, Woodland Winds, Woodland Brass Quintet and Brass Choir and the Swing Factory Big Band.  Craig can also be reached at 719-687-2210. yoga classEs are offered at 9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, with a senior class at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, at the Florissant Grange, 2009 County Road 31. Certified instructor. Everyone welcome. Call Debbie at 719-748-3678 for information. 

utE Pass Historical Society Main Office and book store are open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays in the Museum Center building at History Park, 231 E. Henrietta, next to the Woodland Park Library. Tours of History Park are available during these hours. A $5 donations is appreciated. Call 719-686-7512 at least 15 minutes before a tour. Go to utepasshistoricalsociety.org.

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yoga for Every Body 2014 yoga classes offered at various locations in the Pikes Peak area. All classes free or by donation. Call Stacy for more information at 719-689-5745 or email namastacy15@gmail.com. xingyi is offered from 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays at the Woodland Park Recreation Center. Must be 18 or older. Contact Jeff at 816-260-8595 for information. social a coursE in Miracles classes meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays in Woodland Park. Call 719-286-8421 or e-mail lynnzina@aol. com for information. abovE thE Clouds Cruisers meet the first Friday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at 1120 West Bowman Ave., Woodland Park. For information contact Marsh at 719-687-1058. amErican lEgion Post 1980 Woodland Park meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at Grange Hall on Hwy 67, about three miles north of the US-24/Hwy-67 junction in Woodland Park. Visit http://post1980.org.

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tai chi is offered for free at 9 a.m. Mondays at the Florissant Public Library. Call Pam Powers, 719-748-3378 or Judy Ross, 719-686-9122. tai chi is offered every Wednesday at Florissant/Four Mile Fire Department. Call Meridel Gatterman, 719-689-5861. tai chi is offered from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Woodland Park Library, in the downstairs resource room. Call Cheryl Koc, 719-687-2633 or Judy Ross at 719-686-9122. tai chi is offered from 9-10 a.m. Fridays at the Woodland Park Library, in the downstairs community room. Call Penny Brandt, 719-687-1848 or Judy Ross at 719-686-9122. tai chi, Sun Style 73 Forms, is offered from 10-11 a.m. Fridays at the Woodland Park Library, in the downstairs community room. Call Cheryl Koc, 719-687-2633. tEllEr county Shooting Society, an organization establishing a new gun range in Teller County, meets the second Saturday of every other month at the Divide Community Center and the Elks Club in Victor. The club has 52 members and expects to grow substantially once ground breaks in the spring. All of the political hurdles are completed and all of the necessary applications have all been approved. Go to www. tcss-co.org.

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Riding yesterday’s ‘train of tomorrow’ in style For 21 years and two days, the California Zephyr moved passengers from San Francisco to Chicago in “the train of tomorrow.” My former co-worker at Colorado Press, Laura Higashi and her husband Tom, recall their ride on a just a piece of the Zephyr, the Silver Solarium, as “truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.” “When the Silver Solarium, one of the old California Zephyr railcars, left Denver’s Union Station for Glenwood Springs on August 1, 1987, and we were on it,” wrote Higashi. “The railcar’s owners, Nav and Snick Fosse, are the parents of our close friends, hence the invitation to ride.” On the invitation from Fosse for a wine and cheese party on the railcar the day before, it said “For twenty-one years, ending March 1970, this unforgettable stainless steel ‘cruise ship’ ran between Chicago and San Francisco. Owned and operated by three railroads, the Burlington, Rio Grande and Western Pacific, this greatest Zephyr was designed and scheduled for comfort and superb scenery, crossing Colorado’s Rocky Mountains and descending Feather River Canyon in California by daylight. One of the famous tailend cars has now been fully restored to better than

new condition by Nav and Snick Fosse of Nashua, Iowa. The Silver Solarium is mechanically compatible to Amtrak’s latest equipment, yet it retains the charm of her famous days in California Zephyr service.” Born from the Exposition Flyer idea back in late 1930s, and trussed up with the Burlington road’s new revolution in streamlined, diesel-powered passenger trains, came the Burlington’s Zephyrs, which the CZ was but one of many. Created from a Partnership between the WP, D&RGW and the Burlington, and the initial orders were placed with Budd Manufacturing Company. The special train took another leap forward when “C. R. Osborn, General Manager of GM’s Electro-Motive Division, riding through Colorado’s Glenwood Can-

yon on Independence Day, 1944, in one of his Company’s new diesels, was struck by how dramatic the scenery appeared from his perch in the cab of his F-unit. When a man in his position gets an idea, it gets accomplished, and thus the Vista-Dome car was born. The first was rebuilt from a standard Budd chair car, and was an instant success. GM’s Train of Tomorrow touted several of the gleaming beauties on its tour of the country, and soon they became a hallmark of the Burlington’s Zephyr fleet,” according to “A History of the California Zephyr,” by John Wilson and Alan Radecki. Commonly called “the Silver Lady,” the first train was christened in San Francisco by Eleanor Parker while California Lieutenant Governor Goodwin Knight, Mayor of San Francisco Elmer Robinson, and Western Pacific President Harry A. Mitchell looked on. For the inaugural run in 1949, every female passenger on the train was given a corsage of “silver” and orange orchids that were specially flown in from Hilo, Hawaii. The women who worked as car hostesses on this train were known as “Zephyrettes.” Built in 1948, Silver Solarium ran in service for the original California Zephyr for

20 years until that train was discontinued in 1970. Amtrak purchased the Vista-dome in 1971 and used it for long-distance service until 1980, when it was retired by the arrival of the Superliners. The first private owner purchased the car from Amtrak in 1985. During its lifetime of regular service, Silver Solarium has traveled well over 7 million miles. Silver Solarium was one of six Dome Sleeper Observation cars originally built for the California Zephyr. These cars were the ‘Last Word’ in passenger comfort and accommodation, and included a drawing room with shower, a glass-walled cocktail lounge under the dome, an observation lounge in the elegant round end, and of course the Vista-Dome which seated 24 sleeping car passengers, according to CalZephyrRailcar.com. Literature from the company that now operates railcar charters of theSilver Solarium says, “When Silver Solarium was purchased from Amtrak, it contained neither dome windows nor the observation end windows. Mushrooms and trees were growing inside the car. Many years were Carrigan continues on Page 8

Some pretty wild stuff has happened the day of my birthday My birthday is June 5. I don’t have any big plans this year since I am only a couple weeks out from my back surgery. Just pass me a slice of chocolate cake and some ice cream and I’ll be just fine. Last year, as you may recall, I rocked my birthday with a rare baseball doubleheader and blow-out time at Disneyland. I watched the Los Angeles Angles of Anaheim host the Chicago Cubs in an afternoon affair at Angels Stadium. That evening, my son, his fiancé and I drove to Dodger Stadium where we watched the Los Angeles Dodgers - with Clayton Kershaw on the mound - lose to the San Diego Padres. Earlier that afternoon I raced go karts with my son, his fiancé and my future inlaws at a facility in Corona. The next day, June 6, my son and I romped around Disneyland until midnight. I think we rode “Pirates of the Caribbean” five or six times. We also tripled our pleasure at the “Haunted Mansion” and “Space Mountain.” And there’s nothing like walking down Main Street at night eating some ice cream and soaking it all in. I am a big fan of history. I like to memo-

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rize dates and events and people who shaped our world. I’ve come to learn that lot of interesting things have occurred over the years on June 5. It was June 5, 1968, when Bobby Kennedy gave a speech at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. He was running for President and was riding a wave of emotion and support. He addressed his supporters shortly after midnight in a ballroom of the hotel. Leaving the ballroom, he went through the hotel kitchen after being told it was a shortcut. According to reports he was advised to avoid the kitchen by his bodyguard, FBI agent Bill Barry.

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Hungary and Romania. 1944 — The Allies march into Rome. 1952 — Jersey Joe Walcott beats Ezzard Charles in 15 rounds for heavyweight boxing title. 1955 — New York Yankee Mickey Mantle hits a 550-foot home run off Chicago’s Billy Pierce. 1959 — Bob Dylan graduates Hibbing High School in Minnesota. 1963 — State of siege proclaimed in Iran; the Ayatollah Khomeini is arrested. 1964 — Davie Jones and King Bees debut the song “I Can’t Help Thinking About Me.” The group disbands but Davie Jones goes on to success as David Bowie. 1967 — The Six-Day War between Israel and its Arab neighbors begins. 1974 — Oakland A’s outfielders Reggie Jackson and Bill North engage in a clubhouse fight at Detroit. 1977 — The Los Angeles Dodgers retire former manager Walter Alston’s No. 24. What has happened on your birthday? If you don’t know you might want to check into it.

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In a crowded kitchen passageway, Sirhan Sirhan, a 24-year-old Palestinian, opened fire with a .22-caliber revolver. Kennedy was hit three times and five other people also were wounded. Following the shooting, Kennedy was first rushed to Los Angeles’ Central Receiving Hospital and then to the city’s Good Samaritan Hospital, where he died early the next morning on June 6. D-Day was supposed to occur on June 5, 1944. But General Dwight D. Eisenhower, commander of the Allied forces, decided that the weather was too bad, so he delayed the invasion a day. On June 5, 1963, President John F. Kennedy gave the commencement speech at the Air Force Academy graduation. I was being born 380 miles away at Sandia Army Base in Albuquerque. Here is a list of some other interesting things that have taken place on June 5 - just since 1900. 1907 — Automatic washer and dryer are introduced. 1933 — Gold standard abolished. 1942 — The U.S. declares war on Bulgaria,

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Every town in the early days of telephones, which here in Colorado was barely a 100 years ago, had a building where there were operators to direct the callers. The caller picked up the phone and connected with the town operator. The operator would ask “number please?” In the smaller towns numbers were rarely used, and the operator knew everyones name. The operator would plug in a line connecting the caller to their intended person or business. Once the call was over it was unplugged to be used for another call. The regular joke was that the operators were entertained by listening to the calls! Most got bored easily. But every now and then it was a different story. Most have only seen these telephones in movies. How did they work? The phone had two parts, or more! The mouth piece, where you talked, an ear piece you listened to, and a with the controls and connections. The mouthpiece was usually with this box. There was either a hand cranked generator or a battery. This gave the phone the power to generate the signal. When you picked up the receiver, or ear phone, it turned on the phone. In old movies you sometimes watch them crank the generator first. Later the receiver and the mouthpiece were combined on a handle, which sat on the box. When the phone was picked up a light on the board in the telephone office came on. The operator would go to work. If you wanted to call out of town your call went on a system of wires that connected each

town. To go a long way a call had to go through many towns to connect where you wanted to call. Making these connections could take several minutes. The telephone office might look like a store or a house. It had an office in the front, where bills were paid. In the back was the operator room, with as many operators as a town might need. A little town had three to five operators to cover the demands. Part of the system was the unique ring a person’s phone had. This was needed because multiple families used the wires. This was called a “party line” and few could afford the extra cost of a private line. The phone would ring a series of short and long rings, a phone on the “party line” rang for everyone on the line at the same time, and hopefully the right person would answer. A town gossip might pick up the phone to listen to whoever was on the line! All this was replaced by smaller and smaller computers. Big towns still had a couple operators to answer questions, like “What time is it?” but even voice generators do that, sometimes.


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OBITUARIES KincAde

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Phyllis Anne Clark Kincade Dec. 11, 1927 – May 27, 2014

Phyllis Anne Clark Kincade passed away on May 27 after fighting Alzheimer’s since 2003. This extraordinary woman was born in Topeka Kansas on Dec. 11, 1927. With a spirit of innovation, humor and creativity, her family worked their way to Oakland, CA in the 1930’s. There, she later met and married Richard Wood Kincade on Sept. 13, 1947. A Navy wife, she raised four children, instilling in them her resiliency, strength, intellect and a sense of adventure and curiosity. Phyllis magically created beautiful, loving homes wherever the Navy sent the family. This travel fed her intellect and desire to explore cultures throughout the world. Phyllis was a lay paleontologist, award-winning cook, athlete and cake decorator; she was a naturalist, artist, a TV game show champion and lover of the printed word – unbeatable at Scrabble. Phyllis loved books! She served for ten years as secretary of the Rampart Library District and was instrumental in building the new Woodland Allen

Park library. She initiated bringing the world’s largest book, Bhutan: The Last Himalayan Kingdom to the Woodland Park library where it is permanently on display and dedicated to her. Phyllis often said, “What a beautiful world this is!” With her devoted husband, Dick, she saw plenty of it, traveling to all 50 states and 35 countries, skiing, hiking, camping, exploring diverse places and cultures. She passed her thirst for knowledge and adventure to all of her family. She is survived by her beloved husband, Dick, and children, Ellie, Rick, Ginny and Susie; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A celebration of Phyllis’ life will be Saturday, June 7 at 1:00 p.m. at Little Chapel on the Hill, Divide, CO. A reception at the family’s home will follow. To honor Phyllis, please donate in her name to the Rampart Library District, Box 336, Woodland Park, CO 80866 or Prospect Home Care & Hospice, 16222 W. US Hwy 24, Suite 120, Woodland Park, CO 80863.

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Jerry Dean McKinney

Dec. 25, 1936 – May 26, 2014

Jerry Dean McKinney went to be with the Lord May 26, 2014. Jerry was born to J.D. McKinney and Frankie Lee Miller on December 25, 1936. Jerry was a loving Husband, Father, Grandfather and friend to many. He will be greatly missed and is survived by his wife of 49 years Margaret Ann Watson McKinney of Colorado. Jerry and Margaret were married on April 9th 1965. Jerry is survived by their two Children, Dean Robert McKinney of Oklahoma and Daughter Kenya Ann Russell of Colorado. One of Jerry’s greatest joys in life was spending time with his surviving grandchildren: Allison McKinney of Texas, Taylor and Colton McKinney of Oklahoma and Austin, Kaylyn and Camden Russell of Colorado. Jerry graduated High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1955. He continued his education graduating from the school of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma. He went on to work and retire from the Department of Health and Human Services, Public

Health Services as an architect. He spent his winters in Norman, Oklahoma and the rest of the year in Florissant, Colorado. He was a life-long Fan of University of Oklahoma sports and loved to watch games with friends and family. Jerry had many great life stories and met some very interesting people on his journey, he loved sharing these stories with his Grandchildren. Jerry’s great stories, love and infectious laugh will be greatly missed by all who knew him. In lieu of flowers please send any donations to the Little Chapel of the hills food pantry, TCRAS or Mountain View Methodist Church of Woodland Park, CO. The viewing will be held Thursday May 29th 2014, 5pm-9pm at the Mountain Memorial Funeral Home located in Divide, Colorado. The funeral service will be held Friday May 30th 2014, 11am at Mountain View Methodist Church located in Woodland Park, Colorado. A graveside ceremony will follow located at the Florissant Cemetery.

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Charles “Chuck” E. Redig Charles (Chuck) E. Redig, of Arvada/ Wheatridge passed away peacefully May 26, 2014 A pioneer in the equipment rental field, he owned A-1 Rental in Wheatridge for 55 years. Survived by Christopher and Russell (Paula) Redig, and 4 grandchildren

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Brad Jackson

Jan. 31,1966 – Mar. 6, 2014

Brad Jackson passed away March 6th, 2014. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., June 6th in Bergstrom Park, Woodland Park Colorado.

Mildred Forney

Apr. 7, 1930 – May 22, 2014

Mildred Forney, age 84, a longtime resident of Woodland Park, Colorado, passed away on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at a local care center in Colorado Springs. Mildred Mae Daniel was born on April 7, 1930 in Cimarron County, Oklahoma to the late James and Emma (Powers) Daniel. She attended grade school at Cowboy College, and graduated high school in Kenton, Oklahoma. She worked as a factory worker at Hewlett-Packard. She married G. Cress Forney in November of 1966 and together they settled in Woodland Park, Colorado. Mildred and Cress loved traveling, and sang together in their church choir in Woodland Park. Cress passed away in 1998.

“Mama Millie” was a very outgoing woman who never knew a stranger. She flattered everyone she met, and always had neighbor children playing in her driveway. She loved being outdoors and enjoying wildlife, her pond, and wind chimes. She was artistic and took beautiful photographs, especially while traveling. She is survived by her siblings: Edith Earls of Colorado Springs; Bud Daniel of Folsom, New Mexico; and Jean Daniel of Colorado Springs; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Graveside services will be held at a later date at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Colorado Springs.

Dewey Allen

Dec 12, 1936 – Apr 23, 2014

Dewey Albert Allen passed away, April 23, 2014 in Victor, Colorado. Dewey was born in Cripple Creek on December 12, 1936 to Harry and Lucille (Lindsey) Allen. Mr. Allen represented the 5th generation of his family born in the Cripple Creek District. His father, grandfather, and great grandfather were born in the historic community of Anaconda, Colorado and had attended schools there. Dewey graduated from Cripple Creek High School. In January 1958 he married Patricia (Tish) Baker in Raton, New Mexico. They had celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary. Two children were born of this union. Rycki (Jerry) Johnston and Travis (JoAnne) Allen. Dewey took great pride in his family. He is survived by his wife, children, three Grandsons: Erin Allen (Katie) of Victor, Jake Allen of Divide, CO, Chad (Dawn) Johnston of Monument and one Granddaughter, Sammy Jo (Stephen) Bunton of Greeley. Five great-grand daughters - Lilly, Sylvia, Lana, Fiona and Sarah and three greatgrandsons - Dewey, Cyrus and Zayne. One sister, Barbara Jo Cook; three nieces and three nephews, also survive him. And a special friend “Peanut” . His parents, and brother, Harry, and one great granddaughter predeceased him. He was proud to have been

named after an uncle who was raised in Anaconda (Dewey Ronning) and have a great grandson named after him (Little Dewey Glen Allen). During his high school years Dewey worked for Bud Sanders at the Blue Front Grocery in Cripple Creek. He always joked about keeping his car running when in high school by collecting Cripple Creek turquoise from, the streets and selling pound coffee cans of it. He began working in the mines as an underground driller and hoist man in the Gold King as well as a driller 3100 feet below ground level at the Ajax mine. While Golden Cycle was closing down he ran the hoist topside. When the mining in the Cripple Creek District closed in 1962, Dewey began working with the Athletic Department at the U. S. Air Force Academy. He traveled with the Falcon Football Team for Coach Ben Martin for 7 years after which he began working in the Cadet Gym and Field House athletic departments as an equipment repair manager. He loved his

work and had many friends with the coaches and cadets. He retired from the AFA athletic department following 35 years service. At his retirement dinner at the Falcon Stadium, he was lauded for putting over 1.5 million miles on his travels to work and his dedication to his family. Dewey was a member and Past Master of the Victor Masonic Lodge No. 99 and a 32-degree member of the Scottish Rite. He served several terms on the Victor City Council, was a Past Patron of Victoria Chapter No. 28 OES and Snowflake Chapter. He served over a dozen terms as Worthy Patron and served the Grand Chapter as a Columbine official escort. He was also a past member of the Gold Camp Fishing Club and the Lutheran Church in Victor where the Community Center now stands. A memorial service will be held at Victor Baptist Church at 2:00pm Saturday, April 26, 2014. In Lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Victor Volunteer Fire Department PO Box 86 Victor, CO 80860; Shelhamer Scholarship Fund, 1003 Tamarac Parkway, Woodland Park, CO 80863 For online condolences, please visit, evergreenfuneralhome.org. Arrangements were made through Evergreen Funeral Home in Colorado Springs, CO.

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Unfortunately, it is a jungle out there It was a magnificent spring morning and the female jogger had been running effortlessly on the Hornbek Wildlife Loop in the Florissant Beds. She had just crested a small hill, when directly in front of her in the middle of the trail stood one of the planet’s most feared predators … the Colorado Cougar. She had obviously taken the mountain lion by surprise and both the lion and the runner stood very still each casting a wary eye. The cat moved gracefully off the trail into the brush and began circling. As beads of perspiration appeared on her forehead and her heart pounded in her chest, she reached for the wild animal pepper spray she had placed in her fanny pack. The cougar closed to within 5 yards and then suddenly turned and disappeared into the brush. The panicked runner set a world’s record sprinting back to the parking lot happy to have lived to run another day. Colorado is prime mountain lion country with population estimates ranging from

1,500 to 3,000. Cougars in our area are usually tawny to light cinnamon in color with black tipped ears and tails. Adult males can be 8 feet in length weighing an average of 150 pounds, while females are slightly smaller. Mountain lions are most active from dusk to dawn. Their preferred cuisine are deer, however, they also kill elk, porcupines, small mammals, livestock and recently have grown quite fond of domestic pets. Although attacks on humans are rare,

close encounters are increasing. Here are some survival tips on the current recommended protocol for cougar encounters. When you venture into cougar country, go in groups and make plenty of noise to reduce your chance of surprising one. Generally, lions are elusive and will avoid encounters with humans. Make sure children are close by and within your sight at all times. Cougars are attracted to children because of their small size and the fact that they can easily be carried away. If you do come upon a mountain lion on the trail, do not approach. Give the cat a wide berth and a way to escape. Stay calm and back away slowly. Do not run! Running may stimulate the cougar’s pursuit instinct. Stand tall and do all you can to make yourself appear larger. Raise your arms over your head or open your jacket wide. Never turn your back on the lion or squat or bend over at anytime. Doing so

makes you appear like four-legged prey. If the cougar approaches and behaves aggressively, throw stones, branches or whatever you can get your hands. If you are attacked, fight back. Mountain lions prefer to strike the base of the skull, so be vigilant to protect that area. People have successfully fought off cougars and lived to tell the tale. For decades now, I’ve carried Counter Assault Bear Deterrent on my trail runs. I’ve never had the opportunity to use it on a cougar but have used it successfully on bears. It along with other wild animal sprays are available on Amazon. Cord Prettyman is a certified Master Personal Trainer and owner of Absolute Workout Fitness and Post-Re-hab Studio in Woodland Park. He can be reached at 687-7437, by email at cordprettyman@msn. com or though his website at www.cordprettyman.com.

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Your Child, Your Community, Your Choice! • Large enough to offer comprehensive programs at all levels; yet small enough for the personal attention and comforts of a caring community. • Preschool through grade 12 includes three elementary schools (Columbine, Gateway, and Summit) each with FREE full-day kindergarten, Woodland Park Middle School, and Woodland Park High School. • WPHS Class of 2014 received scholarships to date in excess of $1,670,410.

spent refurbishing it to the condition you see today. Silver Solarium received all new mechanical systems, and the Amtrak-mandated overhaul of its trucks, as well as installation of a new electrical system, which operates on power supplied by the locomotive, rather than power stored in batteries. Silver Solarium is built of stainless steel, including most structural members. Silver Solarium features a depressed floor under the dome. This meant traditional carbuilding techniques were not feasible. Consequently, major structural loads are cantilevered through the dome structure to make up for the loss of a center sill. The soundness of this design was proven by the manufacturer, when the car was hydraulically squeezed, without deformation, to 1,800,000 pounds of force.” Silver Solarium is over 85 feet long, 10 feet wide and 15 feet, 10 inches tall above the rails. It carries

500 gallons of water. The car weighs approximately 155,000 pounds. It seats up to 24 passengers at lounge tables in the vista-dome, 11 people in the observation lounge, and has beds for 11. Silver Solarium is homeported in Oakland, California when not on charter.” “Because of its historical significance, many photographers were seen on the route as we made our way out of Denver to Glenwood Springs. Mr. Fosse even offered a total stranger, a rail car buff, to join us on the ride to Glenwood Springs. Needless to say, that stranger also had the ride of his life,” says Laura Higashi. “The curved bar area had a beautiful linoleum sculpture by French artist Pierre Bourdelle, a beautiful baby blue background with white birds adorning it. Every car had a different sculpture around the bar. When Mr. Fosse bought the railcar, the bar picture was covered with carpeting. Imagine the surprise when the carpet was removed and there was the original Bourdelle sculpture!,” says Higashi.

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The Madrigals sang ‘Pompeii’ by Bastille as part of the opening ceremony at the Woodland Park High School 79th Commencement Exercise.

Woodland Park High School Class of 2014 Salutatorian Anne Fisher addresses students and audience members at the commencement exercise on May 23 with a big prop, an accordion that she didn’t play. She received appointments to the Air Force Academy, West Point and the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis. Since she could only choose one, her choice is the Naval Academy. Caps went flying and confetti ‘fireworks’ filled the air at the end of the Woodland Park High School Class of 2014 commencement exercise. After that the students left the stage singing ‘Best Day of My Life’ by Jesse McCartney. The audience joined in as everyone went out into the wet night and waited for U.S. 24 to re-open after flash flood warnings.

WPHS grads celebrate 79th commencement Class of 2014 heads into future singing ‘Best Day of My Life’ By Norma Engelberg Contributing writer

Some school districts don’t allow their graduates to decorate their caps but Woodland Park RE-2 School District encourages it. As many as half of the seniors at the Woodland Park High School’s 79th Commencement Exercise on May 23 expressed themselves through decorated caps, among other things.

Woodland Park High School Principal Del Garrick wears many of the gifts he received from students as they filed across the stage to get their diplomas. He also posed for a number of ‘selfies’ as students brought out their smart phones.

Photos by Norma ENgElbErg

The nearly 200 Woodland Park High School graduates who came together on May 23 at the Pikes Peak Center celebrated the school’s 79th commencement with the whimsy that has become a school tradition. Where other schools treat commencement exercises as a solemn occasion with nothing but “pomp and circumstance,” Woodland Park graduates keep the “pomp” but add an interpretation of “circumstance” all their own. Senior class president Amanda Matthews left them with “live long and prosper,” salutatorian Anne Fisher brought out her accordion but didn’t play it, valedictorian Bryce Hickam talked about their future wearing a blue cap with Mickey Mouse ears and keynote speaker teacher and world-class marathon runner

Matt Levassiur told them to be careful about the “one-liners” they choose in life. Superintendent Jed Bowman gave the students three pieces of advice: “listen to your inner voice and choose to do right, treat all people with dignity and respect and be happy for summer.’” Every time any of the commencement speakers said “class of 2014” the students broke out their noisemakers, beach balls and balloons. When Principal Del Garrick handed out diplomas, most of the students gave him parting gifts. In previous years, the gifts might have been hula hoops or bags of sand. This year it was ties, both straight and bows, a sash, a box of bowtie pasta (uncooked), a hat, boutonnieres, a mask and even a chicken nugget. Many of the students stopped to take a “selfie” with Garrick. In the end they left the stage singing “Best Day of My Life” by Jesse McCartney with the audience. Rain and flash-flood warnings closed U.S. 24 until about 11:20 p.m., delaying the trip home for the more than 2,000 people who attended the commencement.


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Cripple Creek-Victor High School graduate Karense Marie Zaccardi, left, gives her fist lily to her 4-yearold cousin Anabelle. It took a while for Principal Trudy Vader to get the students and audience members back to their seats so the commencement exercises could be completed.

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Camarae Brooks walks down an aisle between community members and well-wishers at the 118th Cripple CreekVictor High School commencement exercise on May 24. Each student receiving a diploma had an opportunity to pose for photos, move their tassels and pick up the Stargazer lilies they would later be giving to their family members.

Small class shows a big heart Community gathers for 118th CC-V commencement By Norma Engelberg Contributing writer Graduation is almost always a bittersweet moment but the 19 seniors who received their diplomas on May 24 in the Cripple Creek-Victor High School gym carried it off with style, carrying on the school tradition of giving fresh flowers to their loved ones in the audience and sharing their favorite quotes in a video presentation. After commencement, they all gathered in the cafeteria for cake and punch, tears and laughter. High school graduation means moving on: Going to college, finding jobs and careers or perhaps joining the military. At

least CC-V 11 students received scholarships including a full-ride Daniel’s Fund Scholarship for class valedictorian Tobias Wuellner, who plans to attend the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. Class salutatorian Sarah Wywias is one of this year’s recipients of the Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce Wagon Boss scholarship and she also received the CC-V Booster Club and Ute Pass Kiwanis scholarships. Two graduates, Katie Lyn Tapia and Karense Marie Zaccardi, have already enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Graduates aren’t the only ones moving on. CC-V High School Principal Trudy Vader is set to become the Hayden School District superintendent and current CC-V Superintendent Sue Holmes has taken the superintendent position at the Buena Vista School District.


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Dillon Owen is one of the Cripple Creek-Victor 2014 graduating class’s five lucky 13s, students who attended schools in the district from kindergarten to 12th-grade. Penni Donatto, who writes a poem every year for the graduating class is handing Owen the Stargazer lilies that he will give to family members later in the ceremony.

The Cripple Creek-Victor High School Class of 2014 waits on the platform for the portion of the commencement ceremony where they can mingle with the audience.

Seated on the floor getting their photo taken is the Cripple Creek-Victor Class of 2026. Every year the kindergarten class is invited to that year’s commencement exercises as special guests.

Photos by Norma ENgElbErg

The patio in front of Cripple Creek-Victor High School saw a lot of flash photography on graduation day as families leave the school after commencement and sharing cake and punch and memories in the school cafetorium.


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business buzz The Business Buzz features news about the economic scene, promotions, acquisitions and expansions. Contact Pat Hill at phill@coloradocommunitymedia.com or 686-6458. Park State Bank & Trust announced last week that Dave Paul has joined the bank’s team as a mortgage loan officer. “We have a good mortgage program. We listen to customers who have asked for additional mortgage options,” said Tony Perry, the bank’s president and chief executive officer. “To better serve our customers, we chose to bring Dave, who has a strong and exemplary mortgage background, on to our team.” Rebecca Jewett has been named executive director of the Palmer Land Trust. Prior to joining the trust, Jewett served as the executive director of the Rocky Mountain Field Institute. Jewett replaces Scott Campbell, who is participating in Harvard’s Loeb Fellowship program, is one of nine professionals from around the world working to shape the natural environment. The fellowship includes one year of independent study as a paid resident scholar. Palmer Land Trust holds thousands of acres in Teller County in conservation-easement agreements. Michael Selden of Woodland Park won the 2014 national competition for the Independent Publisher Book Award for his juvenile fiction book, ”The Boy Who Ran.”

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From left, Mike Whittemore, Katie Heidenreich and Patrick Malcolm are on call 24 hours a day to help residents whose homes have flooded, or who received smoke damage. Along with running the franchise, 1-800-WaterDamage,Whittemore is chief of the Cascade Fire Department where he has served for 20 years. Photo by Pat Hill

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With fire and flood at the top of people’s minds these days, particularly those who live on or near Ute Pass, Mike Whittemore is a valuable community resource. Chief of the Cascade Fire Department and owner of 1-800-Water Damage, Whittemore is on call 24 hours a day. A family business, 1-800-Water-Damage offers services for mold remediation, sewage clean up, emergency-flood response and smoke mitigation. The business has seven employees, including Whittemore and his daughters, Katie Heidenreich, technician who runs the crews; and Ashley Small, accounts manager. “We can help people get through losses and damages to their homes and get it restored to pre-loss condition,” he said. Despite the closures of U.S. 24 during rainstorms over the Memorial Day weekend, Whittemore reports good news — there were no calls to mitigate flood damage, to the fire department or the business. “The closures are for everyone’s safety,” he said. Occasionally Whittemore’s two occupations, one volunteer, the other commercial, merge. “Last year we did a complete restoration on a cabin in Green Mountain

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Falls when the creek overflowed,” he said. “We removed all the interior materials, the carpet, the drywall, everything, sanitized and dried everything.” Experience as a firefighter is the ideal lead-in to opening the franchise. “We can be empathetic to what they’re going through,” Whittemore said. “In this business rapid response is everything because that’s how you minimize the loss; the longer a house sits with water in it the more damage it does.” A piece of Whittemore’s business plan included a psychological profile. “Some of the same things that lend themselves to being on the fire department also serve this business well,” he said. A firefighter is trained in emergency response, is on call 24 hours a day. “So to take someone’s call for a flooded basement is not that big of a deal because I could be up anyway for something with the fire department,” he said. Despite the summer threats, particularly since 2012, the winter months remain the busiest months. “Most of our work comes from water-lines freezing and bursting,” he said. 1-800-Water-Damage covers the entire Pikes Peak Region, including Woodland Park, Divide, Florissant, Victor and Cripple Creek. For information, call 684-9200 or 719-494-4888.

BakE salE Prospect Home Care and Hospice bake sale is Sunday, June 13, at the farmers’ market. Donate goodies. Contact 719-687-0549. JunE 5 Yoga sEriEs A yoga 101 series of five classes meets from 9-10 a.m. Thursdays, starting June 5, led by Nancy Stannard, RYT. Classes include body awareness and basic yoga poses for flexibility, strength and balance, as well as how to do poses safely and in a way appropriate for your body. Classes take place at Shining Mountain Studio. Contact Nancy to register, 719-237-6547 JunE 6-7 Book salE The Friends of the Florissant Library plans its

annual book, bake and plant sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, June 6, and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at the Florissant Library.

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hodgEpodgE salE Crafts, clothing, fabric, furniture, knotions and knick-knacks will be sold at the large hodgepodge sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at the Woodland Park Senior Center, 312 N. Center St. All proceeds support senior center activities and programs. Call 719-687 -3877 or 719-339-0954. JunE 7 Book fair Born Again Used Books, 1529 N. Union Blvd., Colorado Springs, will have its 20th home school book fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 7. Do you have questions concerning homeschooling: laws, sports, music, social activities, curriculum, college and more? Many people will be available answer questions. If you have educational services that you would like to share with home schoolers, plan to attend the fair. Call 719528-8622. Register at http://www.bornagainusedbooks. com/?page=shop/disp&pid=page_HomeSchoolSignU JunE 7 trail maintEnancE In honor of National Trails Day, Things continues on Page 13


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CLERK Q AND A Clerk’s office answers election questions Q: When will the mail ballots go out for the primary election in June? A: They will be mailed on June 2. We are asking citizens to help spread the word to be on the lookout for their ballots in the mail after that. If you don’t receive your mail ballot by June 6, call my office at 686-8036 or 686-8033 to verify the status. Q: Is it true that I’ll get a mail ballot whether I’ve signed up for one or not? A: Yes. With the passing of House Bill 13-1303 last May the state of Colorado is now an all-mail ballot state. That’s why it’s very important to get your voter information updated quickly through either of our offices or by going to www.govotecolo-

rado.com. Q: Is it true I have to be affiliated with the American Constitution, Democratic or Republican Party to be eligible to vote in the primary? A: That is correct. If you affiliate with the American Constitution party you’ll get a ballot with the American Constitution candidates on it. If you are of the Democratic Party you’ll get a Democratic ballot. If you are registered as a Republican you’ll get a Republican ballot, all of which will be mailed directly to you on June 2. Q: Is it too late to affiliate in order to get a ballot? A: The way the law reads: If you are already a member of any party the cutoff date to affiliate with one of these three

parties was May 23. If you are currently registered as unaffiliated, also known as independent, you can change your affiliation up until and including election day on June 24. Q: How can I turn my ballot in? A: Teller County offers many options to submit your mail ballot. You can mail it back to our office with a 49-cent stamp. You can drop your voted ballot off at our motor vehicle office in Woodland Park from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 540 Manor Court, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Woodland Park Public Library, or from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the clerk’s office in Cripple Creek. We’ll also be open at all those locations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 21. Q: If I mismark my ballot can I get a

replacement at any of these locations? A: You can get a replacement at the clerk’s office in Cripple Creek and you also can get one at the Woodland Park library location. Q: I’ve heard you can’t vote in person any longer at a vote center, how does that work? A: We will no longer offer “flat paper” ballots at the vote center (Woodland Park library) for an elector to feed their ballot in to the scanner. If you come in to get a “paper” ballot you will issued a mail ballot exactly like the one you received in the mail. If you choose, we will have an electronic touch screen option available at this location only.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Dear Editor: I notice the Teller County Assessor election has become kind of nasty, particularly as it regards the character and competence of the incumbent, Betty Clark-Wine. I was the CEO of Colorado Springs Utilities for more than 13 years prior to my retirement in 2005, and had the experience of working with her for several years. I sincerely believe she brought a strong sense of professionalism and work ethic to her real estate department. She handled many different kinds of transactions for both the city and CSU and consistently tried to work on behalf of the interests of both citizens and ratepayers. More than anything, she sought to assure that each transaction was done properly and in accordance with the “smell test.” Teller County should be glad to have someone of her character. Finally, I note that Doug Bruce is mad at her over various decisions made regarding some of his property. I dealt with Doug on various utility matters for over a decade, and strongly suspect that any public official who irritates him is probably trying to do the right thing. Sincerely, Phil Tollefson Colorado Springs Dear Editor: In her letter of May 21 Betty Clark-Wine blames Violet Watt for the wrong valuation of the Courier building that we bought. (When I owned my title company and a mistake was made, it didn’t matter who had erred, just that one had been made.) The fault was always mine. I was the CEO. I never laid it off on an employee that I can recall. We would contend with such matters privately. Call the “teachable moments,” if you will. I never raised my voice

except to lawyers. As the boss, I was responsible for the actions of my employees. Their lack of knowledge or ability was my fault whether as owner or manager. Here we have a county official nearly salivating in her scramble to blame her employee for screwing up. Such oafishness is unsightly. Even worse, BCW doesn’t seem to realize that, by her own words, she’s convicting herself of incompetence. Unlike Harry S. Truman, who said, “The Buck Stops Here!” Betty, you won’t find “Here,” on a map. Try the mirror. She goes on to boast that she personally “reviews every appeal and make(s) the final decision.” So Bawling Betty admits that she approved my revaluation that was $81,000 more on the Courier building than we actually paid barely a year earlier? Then she blames it all on Violet Watt. Is BB nuts? Doesn’t she realize she’s ratifying her own incompetence to all the public: In her own words, she says that she reviewed and made the final decision on all appeals (presumably mine as well as the others). Her decision on my appeal was a ratification of what Violet did. Then she turns around and heaps calumny on Violet for what Betty herself approved. (Is that the kind of assessor we deserve: somebody who builds a gibbet, ties the noose, then sticks her own head in and pulls the lever?) In her next act, she straight-out, in print, indicts herself for incompetence. (Really, to be wrong is one thing, but to boast about it in the public arena is as near the height of idiocy as I’ve ever seen, and I’ve seen some beauts.) Such is the quality of our beloved assessor. Is this what she meant

when she trumpeted in prior letters to the editor about how everyone entering her office is treated with “dignity, respect, and courtesy?” Notice she says nothing about honesty. It reminds me of the adage about how a lie will soon find an easy home while truth goes begging in the streets. Tell me just one more time, Betty, why were you fired by the city of Colorado Springs? Oh, don’t bother. I already know. Now everyone does. It sure wasn’t about a sterling job performance. Then I see you’re back at your favorite subject in the latest Courier, rambling about the “one employee who received extensive training costing $60,000 ... that employee ... left in 2012 for a higher paying position.” We know why Mike Akana left. Money was only part of it. If you don’t know what the real reason was, you might try that mirror again. But you rattle on, “In late 2012 the county commissioners were pleased to see a plan implemented that would be a long-term solution to a recurring problem.” But you don’t define the “problem,” the “implemented plan,” or how the “solution” was measured. What are you babbling about? By the way, I’m still waiting for a response on my abatement request. Can’t you find your desk? Maybe it just slipped your mind, huh? At the debate Wednesday night, you seemed to agree that abatements had to be processed quickly. Anyway, I’m still waiting for my respect, courtesy, and dignity. Sincerely, Ken Bauer Woodland Park Dear Editor: I hope everyone is paying attention to the Republican Assessor’s primary election. Because there’s

little doubt now, Violet Watt has clearly shown the voters of Teller County that she is Not Ready For Prime Time. Watt’s performance at the Candidate debate last week is a major Red Flag warning to all voters. Watt’s ineptness indicates that she lacks the polish to compete with a consummate professional like Betty Clark-Wine. It was like watching a drag race between a Ferrari and a VW bus. Violet Watt just wants the office, damn the justification of deserving it. Perhaps Watt is taking the voters for granted and feels she will be elected without having to make much effort. Or maybe Watt is delusional and thinks that what she wishes for will come true. The worse case scenario is that Watt feels the job is in the bag for her because she believes herself to be the Princess of the in-crowd. Where does an attitude like that leave the majority of the voter/ taxpayers? Pretty much in the same muddle we were in before 2010 when Betty Clark-Wine was elected. If the in-crowd really controls our voting process, we won’t be electing an Assessor — we’ll be enduring whomever it is the in-crowd wants us to swallow. If Watt were an African American Democrat — everyone would be OUTRAGED over having the ‘pick’ shoved down our throats. Unless all of us Voters get out and “do something” (like vote) only the in-crowd in Teller County will be calling the shots. If V.W. wants to be known as an elected professional she needs to explain her numerous traffic citations and various other legal entanglements that show up under Violet Rea Watt’s [dob: 03/06/1975] Colorado Court Case history ‘rap sheet’ on the Co.Courts.Com web site for things such as:

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the National Park Service, the Coalition of the Upper South Platte, and the Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds will have a volunteer, trail maintenance workday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 7. All skill levels are welcome and an appropriate task will be assigned to you. Children over 10 years old can participate with a parent or guardian. RSVP by contacting Jeff Wolin, 719-748-3253, ext. 202; Lisa Patton, volunteer coordinator CUSP, www.up-

persouthplatte.org/Volunteer/; or John Schwabe, project coordinator Friends, 719-689-3174. The event is the kickoff for a teen hiking contest, “Fourteen4Teens,” which will take place through Sept. 28 for ages 13-19 years.

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panning, face painting, activity table, live wolves, science and more will be featured from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at Dinosaur Resource Center, 201 S. Fairview St., Woodland Park. Check www.rmdrc.com for details.

FLEA MARKET Florissant Grange 420 plans its annual flea market and breakfast on Saturday, June 7. Breakfast is served from 7:30-11 a.m. and the flea market is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with

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Three separate failures to display proof of insurance. Improper signaling. Seat belt violation. Headlamp violation. Speeding violation. Not in possession of a driver’s license. Defective vehicle violation. I sure hope Ms. Watt wasn’t driving a Teller County vehicle when all these tickets were issued. Maybe Violet Watt should take a driver’s education course at her own expense of course. Judge Jackson Peters had Violet Watt in his courtroom several times while Watt was working for Teller County. Judge Peters heard building code violations; two dogs at large violations; the defective vehicle violation; and a civil plaintiff who sued Watt for money damages. There are additional cases

displayed on Watt’s ‘rap sheet’ in other Counties. Candidates should explain track records like this one to the Voters. Not surprisingly, Betty Clark-Wine’s track record is respectably clean. Violet Watt can’t seem to insure her vehicle, flip on a turn signal, use a seat belt, keep her headlights operational, control her speed, remember to put her driver’s license in her wallet, or reasonably maintain her vehicle. Watt’s motor vehicle habits remind me of the classic old Hippie from decades past. I would not be surprised if she drove a colorfully graffiti’d VolksWagen bus. So, if you see V. W. on the roads of Teller County, make her day, flash her the Peace sign. Jineen McWherter, Florissant

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Coming up this week in Pikes Peak country By Angela Dingwell Contributing writer

Have you moved your heavy sweaters to the back of the closet and tried on last summer’s shorts and tanks to see how they fit after your winter indulgences? If not, this is the perfect week to do it. The sun is shining, the temps have reached over 70 degrees and it’s time to think about summer activities! This week’s Calendar Highlights Are you itching to get your hands in the soil and grow something? If so, the Woodland Park Farmers’ Market is where you need to be this Friday. In addition to the usual vendors serving up veggies, baked goods and other delights, it’s the annual Harvest Center Plant Sale fundraiser. Their booth will have organically grown vegetable starts, bedding and other container plants for sale. Imagine the lettuce, sweet peas and carrots you’ll be dining on in a few short weeks with this head start. Don’t forget to drop by your bank for cash. However, you do have the option of visiting the Market Information Booth for “market bucks” if you have a debit or SNAP card. Farmers’ Market Fri, June 6 7:00am-1:00pm (and every Friday from June-September) Center St and Henrietta Ave, Woodland Park Contact: Judy Crummett, 719-689-3133

Do you have kiddos who are getting restless since school has been out for a couple of weeks? If so, the Outdoor Family Fun Day at the Dinosaur Center may be just the thing you need to work off their excess energy and sneak in a little “dino education” while you’re at it. Activities include the Dinosaur Discovery Zone, Gold Rock panning, Corbin Hillam’s chalk painting, balloon art and lots more. Food and drinks will be available from Wally’s Tamales and others. Outdoor Family Fun Day Sat, June 7 11:00am – 3:00pm Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center - 201 S. Fairview St, Woodland Park. Contact: Deb, 719-686-1820 Is there a better way to spend a warm Saturday in June than helping to keep our mountain community looking it’s best? Bring your work gloves, sunscreen and a refillable water bottle to Memorial Park at 9am this Saturday to participate in the Keep Woodland Park BeautifulSpring Clean Up Day. You’ll receive a lovely bright safety vest, map and a job assignment when you check in at the park gazebo. Benefits include a fun morning, lunch at noon and the gratitude of the others in the community who can’t participate, but will enjoy the results of your work. Keep Woodland Park Beau-

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Woodland Park Renae Elizabeth Musekamp, of Woodland Park, was honored as a high scholar in the college of arts and sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Musekamp is a freshman. Kristian Passaro, of Woodland Park, participated in the annual Cornell College Student Symposium in April. Students from all disciplines present their independent research to an audience of fellow students, faculty members, community members, and parents. Passaro gave a presentation titled “A Sub-Decadal-Resolution Record of Late Holocene Indo-Australian Summer Monsoon Variability from Tropical Australian Stalagmites.” Brandy McNeal, of Woodland Park High School, has been selected to receive the Blue and Gold Scholarship from Southern Arkansas University. This scholarship includes $2,550 per semester and has a four-year value of $20,400. McNeal is the daughter of Mark McNeal.

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tiful Spring Clean Up Day Sat, June 7 9:00am – Noon Memorial Park (Park St & West Lake St), Woodland Park Contact: Lisa Parnell, 719-687-5209 For those of you who like nothing better than a good book to read, Saturday is the day to head over to the Florissant Public Library for the Book, Bake and Plant Sale. What a way to get prepared for a little down time – a good read, something sweet to nibble on with a cup of tea (or, coffee for you java lovers) at the end of a busy weekend. Book, Bake and Plant Day Sat, June 7 10am-1pm Florissant Public Library – 334 Circle Drive, Florissant Contact: Polly Roberts, 719-748-3939 Divots will fly as golfers tee off Monday morning at the Woodland Music Series Benefit Golf Tournament held at the Shining Mountain Golf Club. 2014 marks the 10th anniversary of this popular event which benefits the non-profit Woodland Music series which provides live music throughout the year to locals and visitors. Music Series Benefit Golf Tournament Mon, June 9 8:30am Shining Mountain Golf Club - 100 Shining Mountain Lane, Woodland Park Contact: Ralph Rothstein, 719-687-2237 Calling all kids! Can your child pedal

a bike or a tricycle? If so, they are invited to participate in the 5th annual Kid’s Bike Rodeo next Wednesday at the Meadow Wood Sports Complex. It’s going to be a fun-filled morning of bicycle skill challenges, safety games and free giveaways. Now, what child wouldn’t like that? Teller County Kids Bike Rodeo Wed, June 11 10:00am – 12:00pm Meadow Wood Sports Complex Woodland Park Contact: Cindy Keating, 719-687-5225 Looking ahead: Last, but not least, let’s all take some time to polish our boots, dust off our cowboy (or, cowgirl) hats, and mark the calendar for Cripple Creek’s Cowboy Gathering on June 13-15. Events will include a Chuck Wagon Cook-off (YUM!) and Colorado Pro Rodeo Association sanctioned Cripple Creek Rodeo. Don’t forget that you and a partner can kick up your heels at the Western Street Dance on Saturday night. Live entertainment will play throughout the evening. An ample beer garden will insure that you stay hydrated and happy. Ample libations might help you get a partner by the end of the evening if you didn’t have one when you arrived. Rumor has it that the rodeo contestants will be dancing and celebrating along with the rest of us cowboy wannabees.

What does the mastodon say? By Bob Landgraf Living in the Teller County area, most of us are familiar with the Florissant Fossil Beds. The Florissant Fossil Beds is primarily an Eocene site some 34 million years old. There have been found parts of a Columbian ice age mammoth which is on the order of 50,000 years old. Colorado also has the Garden Park Fossil site off the Shelf Road between Victor and Canon City which is a dinosaur site of Jurassic age. Dinosaur National Monument is a famous Colorado dinosaur site in the Northwest part of the state which is also Jurassic in age (150 million years old). A more recent discovery consists of a large ice age discovery in 2010. Our story begins in Snowmass, Colorado in 2006. Snowmass is a small ski resort in western Colorado. The Snowmass water and sanitation district undertook a study that indicated their raw water storage was insufficient to barely supply the current needs of the community today yet support future growth. A reservoir was needed. They examined the small Lake Deborah on the Ziegler property that was situated above the town and could use gravity to supply water to their community. The district negotiated to own rights to the land beneath what would become an enlarged and deepened reservoir. 80,000 yards of sediment were to be removed and a taller earthen dam constructed. Work started on September 20, 2010. October 14, was an eventful day at the site. Jesse Steele, a dozer operator flipped a pair of giant ribs over the top of his blade. These were big bones and could not be confused with a cow skeleton as some earlier bones had been misidentified and discarded. Subsequently, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science was notified. In short order the site was recognized as a major ice age deposit and would become the most important Denver Museum excavation since the discovery in 1927 of projectile points with ice age bison near Folsom, New Mexico. The 1927 discovery indicated the existence of humans in North Ameri-

ca at the end of the last ice age period. Let us note here that the number of paleontologists in America is very limited. Most great fossil discoveries are made by amateurs or the general public. Of course, if you are an excavator, you have a bigger shovel! As the excavation of the reservoir progressed with the fossils being harvested by volunteers and experts from the Denver Museum, the importance of the site became more and more apparent. Experts from around the country were gathered to examine the site. With the present emphasis on climate change, the study of past ice age climate cycles and extinctions has gotten to be an important endeavor. The lake itself is unusual. The lake sits at the top of a valley with no streams coming into the lake or draining the lake. Water must exit through evaporation. Sediment enters as windblown dust or from landslides. The valley on the other side of the ridge has had various periods of glacial activity. The Bull Lake glaciations episode occurred between 200,000 and 130,000 years ago. The edge of the glacier is theorized to have overflowed the ridge and deposited a small moraine to form a lake. After forming, the lake was never again to be disturbed by glacial action. The lake bed filled in during the period 130,000 to 40,000 years ago. The megafauna around 120,000 years ago included mastodon, ice age bison and sloth. The megafauna around 70,000 years ago included mammoth, ice age bison and deer. The site is unusual in the variety of megafauna. Although mammoth and mastodon lived during the same time period, they did not live in the same ecosystems. Mastodons are forest browsers and mammoths are plains grazers. Because of the near 9000 foot elevation, the Snowmass site is considered the most significant high elevation ice age fossil site in the world and the greatest fossil excavation in Colorado. The site is lacking predators although there are signs of predation on a few bones, possibly from a short faced bear. This site is very different from the La Brea tar Pits

of California. At the tar pits, an animal would venture in, become trapped and then a predator would be lured in and also trapped. The diversity of fauna at the Snowmass site has exceeded fifty species. Of the large mammals are: • American mastodon – parts of 40 individuals • Ice Age Bison – parts of 10 individuals • Jefferson’s Ground Sloth – parts of 4 individuals, first ever found in Colorado • Columbian Mammoth – parts of 3 individuals • Ice Age deer – parts of 3 individuals • Ice age horse – parts of 1 individual • Ice age camel – parts of 1 individual Only a portion of the Snowmass site has been excavated and the filling of the reservoir will preserve un-excavated specimens remaining deep in the wet sediment. Many of the large mammals are now extinct yet the plant species identified have mostly survived somewhere in the Rocky Mountains today. The mastodons found appear to include a family unit as though they all died at once. One theory is that there was an earthquake that caused liquefaction of the silt (turning the silt into quicksand) which trapped the family group. A subsequent landslide caused the trapped animals to be buried in a debris flow. The West Elk Mountains of Colorado are considered the most active seismic area in the state. Their proximity makes the theory plausible. The level of preservation is rather phenomenal. The site was protected by a peat bog. Some bones came out white; leaves came out green and oxidized and turned brown before your eyes. The Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society will have an exhibit from the Denver Museum consisting of specimens representing the Snowmass excavation at the Pikes Peak Gem and Mineral Show this June 6-8, 2014 hosted at the Western Museum of Mining and Industry.

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11/21/2005 Recorded in Teller County: Reception No. 587731 Original Principal Amount: $259,950.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $231,692.17

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Public Notices Public Trustees Public Notice NOTICE OF SALE (CRS §38-38-103) Foreclosure Sale No. 2014-0013 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On March 6, 2014, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Teller records. Original Grantor: DANIEL J LEWIS AND AMBER C LEWIS Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE BANK, FSB Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust: 1/25/2008 Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 2/4/2008 Recorded in Teller County: Reception No. 614776 Original Principal Amount: $192,850.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $189,585.90 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: The failure to timely make payments as required under the Deed of Trust. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. LOT 97, COLORADO MOUNTAIN ESTATES NO. 1, COUNTY OF TELLER, STATE OF COLORADO which has the address of: 223 Turnabout Lane Florissant, CO 80816-9081 NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will, at 10:00 a.m. in the forenoon of July 9, 2014, at the Teller County Public Trustee’s Office, 101 W. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, Colorado, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law.

THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will, at 10:00 a.m. in the forenoon of July 9, 2014, at the Teller County Public Trustee’s Office, 101 W. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, Colorado, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law.

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First Publication: 5/14/2014 Last Publication: 6/11/2014 Published in: Pikes Peak Courier Dated: 3/10/2014 ROBERT W. CAMPBELL Teller COUNTY PUBLIC TRUSTEE By: Shirley A. Kint Deputy Public Trustee Attorney: SHEILA J FINN Attorney Registration #36637 JANEWAY LAW FIRM, P.C. 9800 S. MERIDIAN BLVD., SUITE 400 , ENGLEWOOD, COLORADO 80112 Phone: 1 (303) 706-9990 Fax: 1 (303) 706-9994 Attorney file #: 14-000443 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Legal Notice No.: No. 2014-0013 First Publication: 5/14/2014 Last Publication: 6/11/2014 Published in: Pikes Peak Courier Public Notice NOTICE OF SALE (CRS §38-38-103) Foreclosure Sale No. 2014-0014 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On March 7, 2014, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Teller records. Original Grantor: THOMAS G. GREENLEE AND SUSAN L. GREENLEE Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR TEAM HOME LENDING, LTD. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC Date of Deed of Trust: 11/15/2005 Recording Date of Deed of Trust : 11/21/2005 Recorded in Teller County: Reception No. 587731 Original Principal Amount: $259,950.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $231,692.17 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay principal and interest when due together will all other payments provided for in the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and other violations of the terms thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. LOT 4, BLOCK 1, TROUT HAVEN ESTATES - SECOND FILING, COUNTY OF TELLER, COLORADO.

Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows:

Failure to pay principal and interest when due together will all other payments provided for in the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and other violations of the terms thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN I S A L L O F T H E P R O P ER T Y E N CUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. LOT 4, BLOCK 1, TROUT HAVEN ESTATES - SECOND FILING, COUNTY OF TELLER, COLORADO.

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which has the address of: 97 Wahsatch Road Florissant, CO 80816 NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will, at 10:00 a.m. in the forenoon of July 9, 2014, at the Teller County Public Trustee’s Office, 101 W. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, Colorado, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 5/14/2014 Last Publication: 6/11/2014 Published in: Pikes Peak Courier Dated: 3/11/2014 ROBERT W. CAMPBELL Teller COUNTY PUBLIC TRUSTEE By: Shirley A. Kint Deputy Public Trustee Attorney: JOAN OLSON Attorney Registration #28078 ARONOWITZ & MECKLENBURG, LLP 1199 BANNOCK STREET, DENVER, COLORADO 80204 Phone: (303) 813-1177 Fax: Attorney file #: 1159.100126.F01 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Legal Notice No.: 2014-0014 First Publication: 5/14/2014 Last Publication: 6/11/2014 Published in: Pikes Peak Courier Public Notice NOTICE OF SALE (CRS §38-38-103) Foreclosure Sale No. 2014-0016 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On March 18, 2014, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Teller records.

Original Grantor: RHETT PARHAM Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE First Publication: 5/14/2014 FO R F IR ST BAN K OF C OL OR AD O Last Publication: 6/11/2014 S PR IN GS Published in: Pikes Peak Courier Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC Dated: 3/10/2014 which has the address of: Date of Deed of Trust: 6/24/2005 ROBERT W. CAMPBELL 97 Wahsatch Road Recording Date of Deed of Trust: Teller COUNTY PUBLIC TRUSTEE Public Florissant, CO 80816 Notice 7/14/2005 By: Shirley OF A. Kint NOTICE SALE of Trust described herein, has filed in Notice ofCounty: ElectionReception and De- No. Recorded Teller Deputy Trustee (CRS Public §38-38-103) Foreclosure Sale No. 2013-0062 mand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. NOTICE OF SALE 582587 The current holder of the Evidence of Debt Original Principal Amount: $216,000.00 Attorney: SHEILA FINN This Notice is given with regard to the To Whom It May JConcern: Notice Is O Hereby 10:00 secured by the Deed THEREFORE, of Trust described u t s t aGiven n d i n gthatPIrwill, i n c at ipa l B aa.m. lance: Attorney Registration #36637 following described Deed of Trust: in the 2014, Teller County Public herein, has filed Notice of forenoon Election of andJuly 9,$ 1 9 1 , 8at 0 1the .20 JANEWAY LAW FIRM, P.C. Trustee’sbyOffice, 101 W. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, Colorado, Demand for sale as provided law and 9800 S. MERIDIAN BLVD., SUITE 400 , On March 6, 2014, the undersigned Public Trustee highesttoand best §38-38-101 bidder for cash, theyou in saidcaused Deed the of Trust.sell at public auction to the Pursuant C.R.S. (4) (i), ENGLEWOOD, COLORADO 80112 Notice 1of(303) Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust said real property and allare interest of said Grantor(s), hereby notified that theGrantor(s)’ covenants of Phone: 706-9990 described to be recorded in the CountyTHEREFORE, of Teller records.Noticeheirs and assigns therein, fordeed the purpose paying the violated indebted-as Is Hereby Given the of trustofhave been Fax: 1 (303) below 706-9994 that I will, at 10:00 a.m.ness in the forenoon of Evidence follows:of Debt secured by the Deed of provided in said Attorney file #: 14-000443 July LLC 9, 2014, at the Teller Public fees, the expenses of sale and other items Original Grantor: GATT FAMILY ENTERPRISES, Trust,County plus attorneys’ Trustee’s Office, 101 W. Bennett Ave., Failure principala and interest Original Beneficiary: FIRST COMMUNITY BANK, A BRANCH OF allowed by law, and will issue to to thepay purchaser Certificate ofwhen The Attorney above is acting as a debt Cripple Creek, Colorado, sell at together will all other payments FIRST STATE N.M. to collect a Purchase, all public as provideddue by law. collector and isBANK attempting auction to the highest and best bidder for provided for in the Evidence of Debt seCurrent of Evidence of Debt: CAPITAL II, L.P. debt. AnyHolder information provided mayACQUIRED be cash, the said real property and all incured by the Deed of Trust and other violDatefor of that Deedpurpose. of Trust: 2/24/2004 First Publication: 5/14/2014 used Grantor(s)’ heirs ations of the terms thereof. Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 2/27/2004 terest of said Grantor(s), Last Publication: 6/11/2014 and assigns therein, Published for the purpose ofPeak Courier Recorded Teller Reception No. 562589 in: Pikes Legal NoticeinNo.: No.County: 2014-0013 THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE paying the indebtedness provided in said Original Principal Amount: $300,000.00 First Publication: 5/14/2014 A FIRST LIEN. by 3/11/2014 the Deed of Outstanding Principal Balance: $289,047.07 Evidence of Debt secured Dated: Last Publication: 6/11/2014 Trust, plus attorneys’ ROBERT fees, the expenses W. CAMPBELLTHE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN Published in: Pikes Peak Courier of sale and other items allowed by law, S ALL OF THE PROPERTY ENPursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified Teller COUNTY PUBLIC ITRUSTEE and violated will issueasto the purchaser CertificCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE that the covenants of the deed of trust have been By: Shirleya A. Kint ate of Purchase, all as provided by law. DEED OF TRUST. follows: Deputy Public Trustee LOT 9 IN RIDGEWOOD - FOURTH FILFirst Publication: 5/14/2014 ING, COUNTY OF TELLER, STATE OF Failure to make payments on the Debt when the same were due Attorney: DOMINIC H RIVERS Last Publication: 6/11/2014 COLORADO. and owing. Attorney Registration #40127 Published in: Pikes Peak Courier FOX ROTHSCHILD LLP which has the address THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. 633 SEVENTEENTH STREET, SUITE 2700 , of: 3/11/2014 THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ADated: PORTION OF DENVER, COLORADO 156 Blue Spruce Trail ROBERT W. CAMPBELL Woodland Park, CO 80863 THE PROPERTY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED Phone: (303) 292-1200 Fax: (303) 292-1300 Teller COUNTY PUBLIC TRUSTEE OF TRUST. Attorney file #: N/A By: Shirley A. Kint NOTICE OF SALE Deputy Public Trustee The Attorney above is acting The current holder of theand Evidence of Debt ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT ‘A’ AND INCORPORATED as a debt collector is attemptsecured by the Deed of Trust described HEREIN AS THOUGH FULLY SET FORTH. ing to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for Attorney: JOAN OLSON herein, has filed Notice of Election and that purpose. Attorney Registration #28078 Demand for sale as provided by law and which has the address of: N/A ARONOWITZ & MECKLENBURG, LLP in said Deed of Trust. N/A, CO N/A Legal Notice No.: 2013-0062 1199 BANNOCK STREET, Publication: 5/14/2014 DENVER, COLORADOFirst 80204 THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given NOTICE OF SALE Phone: (303) 813-1177 Last Publication: 6/11/2014 Fax: that I will, at 10:00 a.m. in the forenoon of Published in: Pikes PeakJuly Courier Attorney file #: 1159.100126.F01 16, 2014, at the Teller County Public The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed Trustee’s Office, 101 W. Bennett Ave., The Attorney above is acting as a debt Cripple Creek, Colorado, sell at public collector and is attempting to collect a auction to the highest and best bidder for debt. Any information provided may be cash, the said real property and all inused for that purpose. terest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of Legal Notice No.: 2014-0014 paying the indebtedness provided in said First Publication: 5/14/2014 Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses Last Publication: 6/11/2014 of sale and other items allowed by law, Published in: Pikes Peak Courier and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 5/21/2014 Last Publication: 6/18/2014 Published in: Pikes Peak Courier Dated: 3/19/2014 ROBERT W. CAMPBELL Teller COUNTY PUBLIC TRUSTEE By: Shirley A. Kint Deputy Public Trustee Attorney: JENNIFER H TRACHTE Attorney Registration #40391 ARONOWITZ & MECKLENBURG, LLP 1199 BANNOCK STREET, DENVER, COLORADO 80204 Phone: (303) 813-1177 Fax: Attorney file #: 1159.100077.F01 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Legal Notice No.: 2014-0016 First Publication: 5/21/2014 Last Publication: 6/18/2014 Published in: Pikes Peak Courier

Notices herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust.

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NOTICE OF SALE (CRS §38-38-103) Foreclosure Sale No. 2014-0016

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

On March 18, 2014, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Teller records.

Original Grantor: RHETT PARHAM Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE F OR F IR ST BAN K OF C OL OR AD O SPR IN GS Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC Date of Deed of Trust: 6/24/2005 Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 7/14/2005 Recorded in Teller County: Reception No. 582587 Original Principal Amount: $216,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $191,801.20

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Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay principal and interest when due together will all other payments provided for in the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and other violations of the terms thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. LOT 9 IN RIDGEWOOD - FOURTH FILING, COUNTY OF TELLER, STATE OF COLORADO. which has the address of: 156 Blue Spruce Trail Woodland Park, CO 80863 NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will, at 10:00 a.m. in the forenoon of July 16, 2014, at the Teller County Public Trustee’s Office, 101 W. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, Colorado, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 5/21/2014 Last Publication: 6/18/2014 Published in: Pikes Peak Courier Dated: 3/19/2014 ROBERT W. CAMPBELL Teller COUNTY PUBLIC TRUSTEE By: Shirley A. Kint Deputy Public Trustee Attorney: JENNIFER H TRACHTE Attorney Registration #40391 ARONOWITZ & MECKLENBURG, LLP 1199 BANNOCK STREET, DENVER, COLORADO 80204 Phone: (303) 813-1177 Fax: Attorney file #: 1159.100077.F01 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Legal Notice No.: 2014-0016 First Publication: 5/21/2014 Last Publication: 6/18/2014 Published in: Pikes Peak Courier Public Notice NOTICE OF SALE (CRS §38-38-103) Foreclosure Sale No. 2014-0017 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On March 18, 2014, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Teller records. Original Grantor: LUANNE KLANG Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR ADAMS MORTGAGE, LLC Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC Date of Deed of Trust: 4/8/2011 Recording Date of Deed of Trust : 4/12/2011 Recorded in Teller County: Reception No. 643503 Original Principal Amount: $184,208.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $177,347.75 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay principal and interest when due together will all other payments provided for in the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and other violations of the terms thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT 'A' AND INCORPORATED HEREIN AS THOUGH FULLY SET FORTH. which has the address of: 440 Timber Lane Woodland Park, CO 80863 NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will, at 10:00 a.m. in the forenoon of July 16, 2014, at the Teller County Public Trustee’s Office, 101 W. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, Colorado, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 5/21/2014 Last Publication: 6/18/2014 Published in: Pikes Peak Courier Dated: 3/19/2014 ROBERT W. CAMPBELL Teller COUNTY PUBLIC TRUSTEE By: Shirley A. Kint

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THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will, at 10:00 a.m. in the forenoon of July 16, 2014, at the Teller County Public Trustee’s Office, 101 W. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, Colorado, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for Public Notice cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs NOTICE OF SALE and assigns therein, for the purpose of (CRS §38-38-103) paying the indebtedness provided in said Foreclosure Sale No. 2014-0019 Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is of sale and other items allowed by law, given with regard to the following publicdescribed notices call 303-566-4100 and will issueTo to advertise the purchaseryour a CertificDeed of Trust: ate of Purchase, all as provided by law. On March 21, 2014, the undersigned PubFirst Publication: 5/21/2014 lic Trustee caused the Notice of Election Last Publication: 6/18/2014 and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust Published in: Pikes Peak Courier described below to be recorded in the County of Teller records. Dated: 3/19/2014 ROBERT W. CAMPBELL Original Grantor: DOUGLAS C KEITH Teller COUNTY PUBLIC TRUSTEE Original Beneficiary: CIT SMALL BUSIBy: Shirley A. Kint NESS LENDING CORPORATION Deputy Public Trustee Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: CIT SMALL BUSINESS LENDING CORPORAttorney: JENNIFER H TRACHTE ATION Attorney Registration #40391 Date of Deed of Trust: 7/31/2006 ARONOWITZ & MECKLENBURG, LLP Recording Date of Deed of Trust : 1199 BANNOCK STREET, 2/14/2007 DENVER, COLORADO 80204 Recorded in Teller County: Reception No. Phone: (303) 813-1177 Fax: 603468 Attorney file #: 4622.100072.F01 Original Principal Amount: $222,600.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: The Attorney above is acting as a debt $53,476.64 collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you used for that purpose. are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as EXHIBIT FOR LEGAL DESCRIPTION follows: Trustee’s Sale No. 2014-0017 LOT 13A, (FORMERLY LOT 13 AND A Failure to pay principal and interest when PORTION OF THE COLORADO MIDdue together with all other payments LAND RAILROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY), provided for in the Evidence of Debt seBLOC K A, H U N T'S AD D ITION TO cured by the Deed of Trust and other violWOODLAND PARK, ACCORDING TO ations of the terms thereof. THE RECORDED PLAT AND TO THAT LOT LINE VACATION CORRECTION RETHE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE CORDED MARCH 31, 2004 AT RECEPA FIRST LIEN. TION NO. 564034, COUNTY OF TELLER, THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN STATE OF COLORADO. IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE Legal Notice No.: 2014-0017 DEED OF TRUST. First Publication: 5/21/2014 Last Publication: 6/18/2014 THE NW 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE SE Published in: Pikes Peak Courier 1/4 IN SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 71 WEST, OF THE 6TH Public Notice P.M., TELLER COUNTY, COLORADO

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NOTICE OF SALE (CRS §38-38-103) Foreclosure Sale No. 2014-0018 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On March 18, 2014, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Teller records. Original Grantor: DAVID SICKAFOOSE Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR PEOPLES MORTGAGE CORPORATION Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA Date of Deed of Trust: 3/4/2011 Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 3/7/2011 Recorded in Teller County: Reception No. 642696 Original Principal Amount: $260,538.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $252,296.46 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay principal and interest when due together will all other payments provided for in the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and other violations of the terms thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT 'A' AND INCORPORATED HEREIN AS THOUGH FULLY SET FORTH. which has the address of: 293 Twin Lakes Dr Divide, CO 80814 NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will, at 10:00 a.m. in the forenoon of July 16, 2014, at the Teller County Public Trustee’s Office, 101 W. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, Colorado, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 5/21/2014 Last Publication: 6/18/2014 Published in: Pikes Peak Courier Dated: 3/19/2014 ROBERT W. CAMPBELL Teller COUNTY PUBLIC TRUSTEE By: Shirley A. Kint Deputy Public Trustee Attorney: LISA CANCANON Attorney Registration #42043 ARONOWITZ & MECKLENBURG, LLP 1199 BANNOCK STREET, DENVER, COLORADO 80204 Phone: (303) 813-1177 Fax: Attorney file #: 9104.00391B The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. EXHIBIT FOR LEGAL DESCRIPTION Trustee’s Sale No. 2014-0018 LOT 35, BLOCK 3, HIGHLAND LAKES SUBDIVISION NO. 1, TOGETHER WITH A NON EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS OVER LOTS 34 AND 40, IN SAID BLOCK 3 AS DESCRIBED IN DEED RECORDED NOVEMBER 14, 1972 IN DRAWER 8 CARD 1291 RECEPTION NO, 219002, COUNTY OF TELLER, STATE OF COLORADO. Legal Notice No.: 2014-0018 First Publication: 5/21/2014 Last Publication: 6/18/2014 Published in: Pikes Peak Courier Public Notice NOTICE OF SALE (CRS §38-38-103) Foreclosure Sale No. 2014-0019 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On March 21, 2014, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Teller records. Original Grantor: DOUGLAS C KEITH Original Beneficiary: CIT SMALL BUSI-

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which has the address of: 601 Trail Creek Road Lake George, CO 80827 NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will, at 10:00 a.m. in the forenoon of July 16, 2014, at the Teller County Public Trustee’s Office, 101 W. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, Colorado, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 5/21/2014 Last Publication: 6/18/2014 Published in: Pikes Peak Courier Dated: 3/24/2014 ROBERT W. CAMPBELL Teller COUNTY PUBLIC TRUSTEE By: Shirley A. Kint Deputy Public Trustee Attorney: JANICE HOFMANN CLARK Attorney Registration #7264 HELLERSTEIN AND SHORE, PC 5347 S VALENTIA WAY, SUITE 100, GREENWOOD VILLAGE, COLORADO 80111 Phone: (303) 573-1080 Fax: (303) 571-1271 Attorney file #: 14-00238SH The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Legal Notice No.: 2014-0019 First Publication: 5/21/2014 Last Publication: 6/18/2014 Published in: Pikes Peak Courier

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

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Dated: 3/24/2014 ROBERT W. CAMPBELL Teller COUNTY PUBLIC TRUSTEE By: Shirley A. Kint Deputy Public Trustee

June 16th through June 24th Monday, June 16th through Friday, June 20th 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday, June 21st 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Sunday, June 22nd (no early voting) Monday, June 23rd 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 24th, 2014 – ELECTION DAY 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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Public Notices Attorney: CYNTHIA LOWERY-GRABER Attorney Registration #34145 THE CASTLE LAW GROUP, LLC 999 18TH STREET, SUITE 2201, DENVER, COLORADO 80202 Phone: 1 (303) 865-1400 Fax: 1 (303) 865-1410 Attorney file #: 14-01106

Public Trustees PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE (CRS §38-38-103) Foreclosure Sale No. 2014-0020 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On March 21, 2014, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Teller records. Original Grantor: STEVEN J BARKER Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS OF COLORADO, LLC Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA Date of Deed of Trust: 3/2/2005 Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 3/3/2005 Recorded in Teller County: Reception No. 577378 Original Principal Amount: $125,037.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $108,368.02 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101 (4) (i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay principal and interest when due together will all other payments provided for in the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and other violations of the terms thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. LOT 2, BLOCK 1, CRYSTAL PEAK ESTATES SUBDIVISION, FILING NO. 1, COUNTY OF TELLER, STATE OF COLORADO.

The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose.

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Legal Notice No.: 2014-0020 First Publication: 5/21/2014 Last Publication: 6/18/2014 Published in: Pikes Peak Courier

Misc. Private Legals Public Notice Pursuant to C.R.S. 38-21.5-103 notices sent certified mail to David Bowers last known address, May 13, 2014 all contents in the below listed storage unit located at Tregos Storage 42 Buffalo Court, Divide, Colorado 80814 will be sold or otherwise disposed of by removal to the Divide Colorado Dump Transfer Station on June 6, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at the Tregos Venture Storage Facility Unit E 10 located at 42 Buffalo Ct., Divide, CO 80814. The sale will be by auction at the Site E 10 and will be sold in one lot. Sealed bids will be accepted and opened first. Any proceeds will be applied to unpaid rents. Tenant: David Bowers Storage Unit: E 10 Last Known Address: P.O. Box 769 106 S. Sixth Street Victor, CO 80860 Contents consisting of, but not limited to: Two guitars, wooden trunk, mattresses, fishing poles, oxygen tank, golf club case and miscellaneous items. Legal Notice No.: 933439 First Publication: May 28, 2014 Last Publication: June 4, 2014 Publisher: Pikes Peak Courier

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which has the address of: 403 Mesa Drive Florissant, CO 80816

The City of Woodland Park Parks and Recreation Advisory Board scheduled meeting for Wednesday, June 11, 2014 has been cancelled.

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

Legal Notice No.: 933461 First Publication: June 4, 2014 Last Publication: June 4, 2014 Publisher: Pikes Peak Courier

THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will, at 10:00 a.m. in the forenoon of July 16, 2014, at the Teller County Public Trustee’s Office, 101 W. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, Colorado, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 5/21/2014 Last Publication: 6/18/2014 Published in: Pikes Peak Courier Dated: 3/24/2014 ROBERT W. CAMPBELL Teller COUNTY PUBLIC TRUSTEE By: Shirley A. Kint Deputy Public Trustee Attorney: CYNTHIA LOWERY-GRABER Attorney Registration #34145 THE CASTLE LAW GROUP, LLC 999 18TH STREET, SUITE 2201, DENVER, COLORADO 80202 Phone: 1 (303) 865-1400 Fax: 1 (303) 865-1410 Attorney file #: 14-01106 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Legal Notice No.: 2014-0020 First Publication: 5/21/2014 Last Publication: 6/18/2014 Published in: Pikes Peak Courier

Public Notice NOTICE OF MAIL BALLOT PRIMARY ELECTION, JUNE 24, 2014 OFFICE OF THE CLERK & RECORDER COUNTY OF TELLER, STATE OF COLORADO TO: All Electors, Teller County Colorado In accordance with the provisions of Section 1-5-205(1) of the Colorado Revised Statutes, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: VOTE SERVICE POLLING CENTER DATES AND HOURS June 16th through June 24th Monday, June 16th through Friday, June 20th 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday, June 21st 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Sunday, June 22nd (no early voting) Monday, June 23rd 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 24th, 2014 – ELECTION DAY 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. VOTE SERVICE POLLING CENTER LOCATION Woodland Park Public Library 218 E. Midland Avenue Woodland Park, CO DROP OFF LOCATIONS Teller County Clerk and Recorder’s Motor Vehicle office 540 Manor Court Woodland Park, CO Teller County Clerk and Recorder’s Office 101 West Bennett Avenue Cripple Creek, CO Beginning June 2, 2014 voters may request ballots and/or replacement ballots at the Clerk & Recorder’s office in Cripple Creek at 101 West Bennett Ave. June 16th through Election Day, minus Sunday the 22nd, you can get ballots at the Woodland Park Library Vote Center.

VOTE SERVICE POLLING CENTER LOCATION Woodland Park Public Library 218 E. Midland Avenue Woodland Park, CO

DROP OFF LOCATIONS Teller County Clerk and Recorder’s Motor Vehicle office 540 Manor Court Woodland Park, CO

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Teller County Clerk and Recorder’s Office 101 West Bennett Avenue Cripple Creek, CO Beginning June 2, 2014 voters may request ballots and/or replacement ballots at the Clerk & Recorder’s office in Cripple Creek at 101 West Bennett Ave. June 16th through Election Day, minus Sunday the 22nd, you can get ballots at the Woodland Park Library Vote Center. ALL VOTED BALLOTS MUST BE RETURNED TO AND RECEIVED BY THE TELLER COUNTY CLERK AND RECORDER BY 7:00PM ON TUESDAY JUNE 24th, 2014. POSTMARKS DO NOT COUNT AS RECEIVED. The Teller County Clerk & Recorder has certified the following candidates to appear on the ballot: American Constitution Amanda Campbell, Secretary of State Democrat Mark Udall, United States Senator Irv Halter, Representative to the 114th US Congress-District 5 John Hickenlooper, Governor Joe Neguse, Secretary of State Betsy Markey, State Treasurer Don Quick, Attorney General James Clark Huff, State RepresentativeDistrict 39 Republican Cory Gardner, United States Senator Doug Lamborn, Representative to the 114th US Congress-District 5 Bentley Rayburn, Representative to the 114th US Congress-District 5 Mike Kopp, Governor Scott Gessler, Governor Tom Tancredo, Governor Bob Beauprez, Governor Wayne W. Williams, Secretary of State Walker Stapleton, State Treasurer Cynthia Coffman, Attorney General Kevin J. Grantham, State Senate-District 2 Polly Lawrence, State Representative-District 39 Dave Paul, County Commissioner-District 2 Krystal Brown, County Clerk and Recorder Robert “Bob” Campbell, County Treasurer Violet Watt, County Assessor Betty Clark-Wine, County Assessor Michael Ensminger, County Sheriff Write-In, County Sheriff Al Born, County Coroner Attention Unaffiliated Voters As an unaffiliated elector, you may affiliate with a political party but you must do so in order to vote in the Primary Election on June 24, 2014. You may declare a party affiliation at any time, up to and including Election Day. You may affiliate with a political party and update your voter registration record by using the online voter registration system at www.GoVoteColorado.com. Legal Notice No.: 933434 First Publication: June 4, 2014 Last Publication: June 4, 2014 Publisher: Pikes Peak Courier Public Notice NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FLORISSANT WATER AND SANITATION DISTRICT WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT PROJECT Date: July 8, 2014 Time: 6:00 pm Location: Florissant Water & Sanitation District Address: 2244 US Highway 24, Florissant, CO 80816 Topic: Wastewater Treatment System Improvement Project A public hearing will be conducted for informing citizens and soliciting public input, written or oral, regarding the Florissant Water and Sanitation District Wastewater Treatment Plant and Preliminary Engineering Report (PER). The PER is a report detailing the project consisting of upgrading the existing lagoon system to a mechanical treatment plant. The report is being submitted to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to qualify the Florissant Water and Sanitation District for a State Revolving Fund Loan.

ALL VOTED BALLOTS MUST BE RETURNED TO AND RECEIVED BY THE TELLER COUNTY CLERK AND RECORDER BY 7:00PM ON TUESDAY JUNE 24th, 2014. POSTMARKS DO NOT COUNT AS RECEIVED.

The Teller County Clerk & Recorder has certified the following candidates to appear on the ballot: American Constitution Amanda Campbell, Secretary of State

Democrat Mark Udall, United States Senator Irv Halter, Representative to the 114th US Congress-District 5 John Hickenlooper, Governor Joe Neguse, Secretary of State Betsy Markey, State Treasurer Don Quick, Attorney General James Clark Huff, State RepresentativeDistrict 39

Republican Cory Gardner, United States Senator Doug Lamborn, Representative to the 114th US Congress-District 5 Bentley Rayburn, Representative to the 114th US Congress-District 5 Mike Kopp, Governor Scott Gessler, Governor Tom Tancredo, Governor Bob Beauprez, Governor Wayne W. Williams, Secretary of State Walker Stapleton, State Treasurer Cynthia Coffman, Attorney General Kevin J. Grantham, State Senate-District 2 Polly Lawrence, State Representative-District 39 Dave Paul, County Commissioner-District 2 Krystal Brown, County Clerk and Recorder Robert “Bob” Campbell, County Treasurer Violet Watt, County Assessor Betty Clark-Wine, County Assessor Michael Ensminger, County Sheriff Write-In, County Sheriff Al Born, County Coroner

Florissant Water & Sanitation District 2244 US Highway 24, Florissant, CO 80816

The point of contact for the Florissant Water & Sanitation District is: Cathy Valdez, Board President (719) 748-3565

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, this notice is given June 4, 2014. FLORISSANT WATER AND SANITATION DISTRICT

Legal Notice No.: 933448 First Publication: June 4, 2014 Last Publication: June 4, 2014 Publisher: Pikes Peak Courier

Read the legal notices and you will! Attention Unaffiliated Voters As an unaffiliated elector, you may affiliate with a political party but you must do so in order to vote in the Primary Election on June 24, 2014. You may declare a party affiliation at any time, up to and in-

Date: July 8, 2014 Time: 6:00 pm Location: Florissant Water & Sanitation District Address: 2244 US Highway 24, Florissant, CO 80816 Topic: Wastewater Treatment System Improvement Project

A public hearing will be conducted for informing citizens and soliciting public input, written or oral, regarding the Florissant Water and Sanitation District Wastewater Treatment Plant and Preliminary Engineering Report (PER). The PER is a report detailing the project consisting of upgrading the existing lagoon system to a mechanical treatment plant. The report is being submitted to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to qualify the Florissant Water and Sanitation District for a State Revolving Fund Loan.

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Copies of the Preliminary Engineering Report are available for public review prior to the Public Hearing at the following location: Florissant Water & Sanitation District 2244 US Highway 24, Florissant, CO 80816 The point of contact for the Florissant Water & Sanitation District is: Cathy Valdez, Board President (719) 748-3565 IN WITNESS WHEREOF, this notice is given June 4, 2014. FLORISSANT WATER AND SANITATION DISTRICT Legal Notice No.: 933448 First Publication: June 4, 2014 Last Publication: June 4, 2014 Publisher: Pikes Peak Courier Public Notice NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT Notice is hereby given that final settlement will be made on or about June 26, 2014 to WeatherSure Systems Inc. for contract no. 02-0150-3285-900-2032-01, between Teller County and WeatherSure Systems,Inc. for work on The Victor Lowell Thomas Museum. Any person, individual, limited liability company, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate trust, partnership, co-partnership, association, company, corporation or other legal entity that has furnished labor, materials, sustenance or other supplies used or consumed by a contractor or his or her sub-contractor in or about the performance of the work contracted to be done or that supplied laborers, rental machinery, tools or equipment to the extent used in the prosecution of the work whose claim therefor has not been paid by the contractor or the subcontractor may, in accord with section 3826-107(1) C.R.S., file with the Board of County Commissioners of Teller County Colorado a verified statement of the amount due and unpaid on account of such claim, which statement must be filed on or before Friday, June 20, 2014. Legal Notice No.: 933449 First Publication: June 4, 2014 Last Publication: June 11, 2014 Publisher: Pikes Peak Courier PUBLIC NOTICE PURSUANT TO THE LIQUOR LAWS OF COLORADO DONKEY LIQUORS has requested the licensing officials of the City of Cripple Creek to grant a NEW RETAIL LIQUOR STORE LICENSE to dispense malt, vinous & spirituous liquors at 207 E CARR AVENUE Hearing on Application to be held at City Council Chambers – 337 E. Bennett Avenue Time and Date: 5:30 PM – June 4, 2014 Date of Application: April 29, 2014 BY ORDER OF THE CITY CLERK Donkey Liquors 207 E. Carr Avenue Cripple Creek, CO 80813 ADDRESS WHERE PETITIONS OR A REMONSTRANCE MAY BE FILED: City Clerk’s Office – 337 East Bennett Avenue Legal Notice No.: 933455 First Publication: May 28, 2014 Last Publication: June 4, 2014 Publisher: Pikes Peak Courier Public Notice PUBLIC MEETING

BOARD OF HEALTH 6. 10:00 a.m.: Environmental Health: Consider a recommendation to amend the Teller County Onsite Wastewater Treatment System [OWTS] Regulations. ADJOURN AS TELLER COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH RECONVENE AS TELLER COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS 7. 10:30 a.m.: Administration: Consider acceptance and approval of the Teller County Strategic Plan 2015-2030. 8. 10:35 a.m.: CDSD-Planning: Consider approval of Special Exemption Plat application by Jeffery H. Borst and Psalms 33:21 LLC for 1592/1656 Conestoga Rd, 2875/2841 Pathfinder Rd. To advertise your publicCreek call 303-566-4100 9.notices 10:45 a.m.: CDSD-Planning: Consider application for Special Use Permit for a campground/RV park by Mary and Mike Wright for 12458 S. State Hwy 67. 10. 11:05 a.m.: Public Works: Consider 2014 Annual Road Maintenance and ImPublic Notice provement Plan. 11. 11:15 a.m.: Barbara Berger: Teller PUBLIC MEETING Senior Coalition Informational Presentation. HISTORICAL PRESERVATION COMMITTEE Commissioners Business Items: CITY OF WOODLAND PARK Sheryl Decker, County Administrator CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS Legal Matters: 220 W. SOUTH AVENUE Chris Brandt, County Attorney MONDAY JUNE 9, 2014 – 6:30 P.M. AGENDA Adjournment 1. Welcome and Introductions The implementation, modification, rescis2. Purpose of the 2014 Reconnaissance sion, or amendment of a restriction on Survey of Historic Structures open burning in Teller County may be ad3. Local Historical Landmarks – ded to the Agenda of, and considered at, Designation Program this meeting. If possible, an Amended 4. Potential Properties to be Surveyed in Agenda adding that item will be posted, the Lake Addition and placed on the Teller County website, 5. Next Steps at least 24 hours before the meeting. 6. Questions and Comments

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This project is paid for in part by a History Colorado –State Historical Fund Grant. For more information contact the Woodland Park Planning Department at 6875202.

Appointments may vary by 15 minutes earlier or later than scheduled depending upon cancellations and time required for review and/or consideration of an agenda item.

Legal Notice No.: 933456 First Publication: May 28, 2014 Last Publication: June 4, 2014 Publisher: Pikes Peak Courier

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WOODLAND PARK PLANNING COMMISSION WOODLAND PARK CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS 220 W. SOUTH AVENUE, WOODLAND PARK, CO REGULAR MEETING AGENDA JUNE 12, 2014 – CANCELLED

City of Woodland Park CITY COUNCIL AGENDA June 5, 2014 * 7:00 PM

Legal Notice No.: 933463 First Publication: June 4, 2014 Last Publication: June 4, 2014 Publisher: Pikes Peak Courier PUBLIC NOTICE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS REGULAR MEETING AGENDA Thursday, June 12, 2014 TELLER COUNTY CENTENNIAL BUILDING 112 North A Street, Cripple Creek, CO Commissioners’ Meeting Room 1. 9:15 a.m.: Convene in regular session - Invocation - Pledge of Allegiance - Minutes of Previous Meetings - Accounts Payable - Board Reports - Elected Official’s Report - Administrator’s Report 2. 9:25 a.m.: Time reserved for Department Heads and Public without an appointment. 3. 9:35 a.m.: Employee Service Awards 4. 9:40 a.m.: Clerk and Recorder: Consider approval of Special Event Liquor Permit for Mountain Top Cycling Club. 5. 9:45 a.m.: Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Days: Informational Presentation by Girls of the West and Pikes Peak Range Riders. RECESS AS TELLER COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS CONVENE AS TELLER COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH 6. 10:00 a.m.: Environmental Health: Consider a recommendation to amend the Teller County Onsite Wastewater Treatment System [OWTS] Regulations. ADJOURN AS TELLER COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH RECONVENE AS TELLER COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS 7. 10:30 a.m.: Administration: Consider acceptance and approval of the Teller County Strategic Plan 2015-2030. 8. 10:35 a.m.: CDSD-Planning: Consider approval of Special Exemption Plat application by Jeffery H. Borst and Psalms 33:21 LLC for 1592/1656 Conestoga Creek Rd, 2875/2841 Pathfinder Rd. 9. 10:45 a.m.: CDSD-Planning: Consider application for Special Use Permit for a campground/RV park by Mary and Mike Wright for 12458 S. State Hwy 67. 10. 11:05 a.m.: Public Works: Consider 2014 Annual Road Maintenance and Improvement Plan. 11. 11:15 a.m.: Barbara Berger: Teller Senior Coalition Informational Presentation.

1. CALL TO ORDER. 2. ROLL CALL. 3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE. 4. CEREMONIES, PRESENTATIONS AND APPOINTMENTS. Danielson A. Presentation from Woodland Park Senior Citizens Club. Morse B. Appointments to the Board of Adjustment Committee. (A) Morse C. Appointments to the Downtown Development Authority Board of Directors. (A) 5. ADDITIONS, DELETIONS OR CORRECTIONS TO AGENDA. (Public comment not necessary.) 6. CONSENT CALENDAR: (Public comment may be heard.) Morse A. Approve minutes of May 15, 2014 Regular Meeting. (A) Morse B. Approve a contract with SNS Enterprises, LLC to provide street striping services for 2014 in the amount of $20,438.36 (2014 Budget: $25,400). (A) 7. UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Lambert A. Informational report from NETCO Fire Chief Lambert concerning wild land fire detection. Buttery B. Update to After Action Review Report for Waldo Canyon Fire. 8. ORDINANCES ON INITIAL POSTING: Buttery/Cirka A. Consider Ordinance No. 1217 on initial posting regarding Parking Lot Signage Enforcement and set the Public hearing for July 3, 2014. (L) 9. PUBLIC HEARINGS: (Public comment may be heard.) Riley A. Approve Ordinance No. 1216 amending Chapter 18.09 of the Woodland Park Municipal Code to allow for up to two dwelling units within the same structure as a permitted use within all Commercial Zone Districts. (L) 10. NEW BUSINESS: (None) 11. PUBLIC COMMENT ON ITEMS NOT ON THE AGENDA. 12. REPORTS: (Public comment not necessary.) A. Mayor’s Report. B. Council Reports. C. City Attorney’s Report. D. City Manager’s and Department Reports. Fleer 1. Combined report of Economic and Downtown Development and Main Street update. (A) 13. COMMENTS ON WRITTEN CORRESPONDENCE. (Public comment not necessary.) 14. ADJOURNMENT. ** Per Resolution No. 90, Series 1982. (A) Administrative (QJ) Quasi-Judicial (L) Legislative Legal Notice No.: 933464 First Publication: June 4, 2014 Last Publication: June 4, 2014 Publisher: Pikes Peak Courier

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Copies of the Preliminary Engineering Report are available for public review prior to the Public Hearing at the following location:

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Notices

Public Notice

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FLORISSANT WATER AND SANITATION DISTRICT WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

HISTORICAL PRESERVATION COMMITTEE CITY OF WOODLAND PARK CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS 220 W. SOUTH AVENUE MONDAY JUNE 9, 2014 – 6:30 P.M. AGENDA

Commissioners Business Items: Sheryl Decker, County Administrator Legal Matters: Chris Brandt, County Attorney Adjournment

1. Welcome and Introductions 2. Purpose of the 2014 Reconnaissance Survey of Historic Structures 3. Local Historical Landmarks – Designation Program 4. Potential Properties to be Surveyed in the Lake Addition 5. Next Steps 6. Questions and Comments

The implementation, modification, rescission, or amendment of a restriction on open burning in Teller County may be added to the Agenda of, and considered at, this meeting. If possible, an Amended Agenda adding that item will be posted, and placed on the Teller County website, at least 24 hours before the meeting.

This project is paid for in part by a History Colorado –State Historical Fund Grant. For more information contact the Woodland Park Planning Department at 6875202.

Appointments may vary by 15 minutes earlier or later than scheduled depending upon cancellations and time required for review and/or consideration of an agenda item.

Legal Notice No.: 933456 First Publication: May 28, 2014 Last Publication: June 4, 2014 Publisher: Pikes Peak Courier

Legal Notice No.: 933462 First Publication: June 4, 2014 Last Publication: June 4, 2014 Publisher: Pikes Peak Courier

County and city governments run legal notices each week in this newspaper. Find out which laws are changing or new laws being considered; how the county / city is spending your tax dollars; liquor licensing requirements; bidding on government projects; final settlements for those projects; times and dates of public hearing; and others. Remember, the government works for you.


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WP Parks & Rec baseball season starting

Pikes Peak Courier 17 June 4, 2014

RecReation RepoRt

Woodland Park Parks & Recreation offers the following programs and sports. Sign up at least a week prior to session starting. Classes may be cancelled due to lack of participants. Call 719-687-5225 or stop by our office at 204 W. South Ave. Online registration and class information available at wpparksandrecreation.org.

Swim lessons

The Learn to Swim program follows the criteria set by American Red Cross. Descriptions of the classes are listed on the city website. Please bring a swim suit and towel. Instructors are Connie Knowles and Katy Conlin. For ages 6 months to 18 years. Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays (session dates: June 17, 19, 24, 26, July 1, 3) at the Golden Bell Camp. Cost is $45 per session, and $41 for an additional family member.

Youth golf

Four lessons are designed to introduce golf to juniors. A specific skill will be taught each class. These classes will include the skills of putting, chipping, pitching and full swing as well as rules and etiquette that apply to each skill. When registering, indicate whether participant has his or her own clubs and whether he or she is left or right handed. Instructor is Rose Weis. Sessions offered for 5-9 years and 10-14 years. Classes are from 1-2:15 p.m. at Shining Mountain Golf Course. Ages 5-9 years meet Mondays and Wednesday (session dates: June 16, 18, 23, 25); and ages 10-14 meet Tuesdays and Thursdays (session dates: June 17, 19, 24, 26). Cost is $100 per session.

As Woodland Park’s Parks and Recreation new sports coordinator Ryan Baade spends a lot of his time at this computer coordinating sports practice and game schedules. Photo by Norma Engelberg

City Parks and Recreation has new sports coordinator By Norma Engelberg Contributing writer Ryan Baade still commutes to work but the commute from Florissant to Woodland Park is a far cry from the commute he used to take to Aurora. He, his wife, also named Ryan, moved to the Florissant area in 2012 to be closer to his parents who moved there a few years previously. Baade was hired in January as Woodland Park’s Parks and Recreation Department sports coordinator. Before that he worked for a private prison contractor out of Aurora. “The commute was a killer,” he said. “We have a 7-month-old daughter named Mia and since we started a family my wife thought it was time to find local jobs. I saw the opening for sports coordinator and thought why not try it. I dropped off my resume and application, sat for interviews with (department director) Cindy Keating and was hired. My wife is a registered nurse at Cripple Creek Care Center.” Baade’s duties include coordinating all of the department’s youth and adults sports programs: Baseball, basketball, volleyball, soccer and flag football. The department also works with the Woodland Park Hockey Association on hockey skills and drills.

He creates the day-to-day practice and game schedules and goes over sports rules and regulations with volunteer coaches. “I update the department’s website with the practice schedule and what new volunteer coaches need to know,” he said. “We really appreciate our volunteers. Without them, we’d be in trouble.” He would also be in trouble without the department’s cancellation line. “Weather is always a factor,” he said. “We would be just ending baseball season back home but here it’s just starting. We moved here just before the Waldo Canyon Fire so I’m always willing to cancel a practice or a game as long as we’re getting some moisture.” He is also in charge of finding referees and umpires. “We contract our referees and umpires,” Baade said. “We have a good mix of returning officials and high school freshmen. It’s a good job for them that looks good on their college applications. Bryan Cosgriff, who just graduated (from Woodland Park High School), was with us for five years. He’s the model I’m looking for.” Caring for equipment and ordering uniforms rounds out his duties. Baade doesn’t have a sports degree. Like many college students, he didn’t really know what he wanted to do when he started at Sulross State College in Alpine, Texas. The small college town offered him a chance to settle down. Until then his family followed his U.S. Marine Corps father from state to state. “I went to four high schools,” he said.

“I’m a history buff so I earned a bachelor’s degree in history. I thought maybe I could be a teacher and a coach.” At the same time, he worked in the college’s student affairs office as the assistant director of housing. He also worked closely with the college’s director of activities. When that director resigned, Baade talked to the dean about taking over. The college hired him even without a sports degree. “I worked there for seven years,” he said. “And I earned a master’s in public administration. I just stayed on; I lived in Alpine for 13 years.” His wife is an Alpine native, living there her entire life, but she said if she had to move Colorado would be where she wanted to go. “Alpine has about 5,000 residents so moving here where there is a Walmart and a movie theater is a step up for us,” Baade said. “We’re looking for a home in Woodland Park.” Meanwhile, baseball season is just starting. Girls and boys baseball started on May 31 with T-Ball (pre-kindergarten and kindergarten) and Pinto leagues (first and second graders) at Kavanagh Park and Mustang (third and fourth), Broncos (fifth and sixth) and Pony (seventh and eighth) leagues playing at Meadow Wood Sports Complex. Parks and Recreation also offers adult softball with a men’s league and a coed league. Information about all of the city’s sports programs are on the city website, www.city-woodlandpark.org.

education news Tapper wins gold Emil Tapper, 11, of Florissant wins gold in the 12 years and younger 80 pounds submission grappling and BJJ divisions in the 2014 Colorado State Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships. Tapper is a Judo blue belt and an BJJ orange belt in BJJ who trains Judo, BJJ, Sambo, and other grappling arts at the Colorado

Springs Judo Center under third-degree Judo black belt Christ Metzgar and grappling master Anthony Pastorello. Tapper’s next large tournament will be in Judo in the 2014 USA Junior Olympics in Dallas, Texas June 27-29 where he will compete in both the national and international divisions.

Youth tennis

All ages and skill levels welcome for youth tennis league. Participants will learn the techniques and skills to play tennis like a real pro and of course meet new friends while having fun. We will focus on learning the key moves; forehand, backhand, approach, serve, volley, and keeping score while keeping our minds and bodies active. Instructor is Jessee Barlow. Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays (session dates: June 10, 12, 17, 19): 10-11 a.m. for 4-8 years; 11 a.m. to noon for 8-12 years; and noon to 1 p.m. for ages 12 and older. Cost is $40 per session.

Family dog training

Learn to teach your dog good manners as well as basic obedience commands such as loose leash walking, focus, wait, come, sit, down, leave it. No dogs at first class. Instructor is Alice Roszczewski. Class is from 9-10 a.m. Saturdays at CSCS. Cost is $150 per session (session dates: June 21, 28, July 21, 19, 26, Aug. 2).

Pickle ball

Adult are invited to join a pickle ball league. Pickle ball is the fastest-growing sport in the country. All skill levels are welcome. Season runs from 8-10 a.m. Tuesdays fromJune 10 to Aug. 12 at the Meadow Wood Sports Complex, on tennis courts 1 and 2. Pickle balls are provided. Must register by Friday, May 30. Cost is $35. Late registrations will be taken through Wednesday, June 4, and cost will be $0. League meeting is at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 5. League format is 10 games.

Tennis league

All skill levels are welcome to join in an adult tennis league. Register by Friday, May 30. Cost is $35 for one league and $30 for a second league. Late registration taken though Wednesday, June 4, with cost of $40/$35. The league meeting is at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 5. League format is 10 games. Men’s doubles league meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays, and mixed doubles meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Meadow Wood Sports Complex, courts 3 and 4. Season runs from June 10 to Aug. 14. Tennis balls are provided. Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation’s fitness center is open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Membership is $14 per month. Silver Sneaker memberships are free for qualifying seniors. Call 719-6893514.


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18 Pikes Peak Courier

June 4, 2014

It was a party scene at Memorial Park as Woodland Park students celebrated the last day of school May 22. A time to be a kid again, students enjoyed volleyball, the bounce house, hot dogs and farewells for the summer.

Farewell to the school year A glorious day for a party in the park, the afternoon of May 22 was a sunny gift for Woodland Park students. With games and camaraderie, students celebrated with a get-together in Memorial Park that included the all-important ingredient, food. The party was sponsored by the city of Woodland Park, the Teen Center and North Teller Build a Generation whose coordinator of Karen CaseySvetich.

Photos by Pat hill

With no cell phone or texting in sight, Woodland Park students enjoyed a day in the park May 22.

crossword • sudoku

GALLERY OF GAMES & weekly horoscope

SALOME’S STARS FOR THE WEEK OF JunE 2, 2014

ARIES (Mar 21 to Apr 19) There’s nothing an Aries Lamb likes less than having to tackle a humdrum task. But finding a creative way to do it can make all the difference. A more exciting time awaits you this weekend. TAURUS (Apr 20 to May 20) Finishing up a job on time leaves you free to enjoy your weekend without any Taurean guilt pangs. A romantic attitude from an unlikely source could take you by surprise. GEMINI (May 21 to Jun 20) Moving in a new career direction might be seen by some as risky. But if you have both the confidence to see it through and the facts to back you up, it could prove rewarding.

crossword • sudoku & weekly horoscope

GALLERY OF GAMES

CANCER (Jun 21 to Jul 22) Holding back on a decision might be difficult, considering how long you’ve waited for this opportunity. But until you’re able to resolve all doubts, it could be the wiser course to take. LEO (Jul 23 to Aug 22) You still need to move carefully where financial matters are concerned. Better for the Lion to move slowly than pounce on a “promising” prospect that doesn’t keep its promises. VIRGO (Aug 23 to Sept 22) A rejection of an idea you believe in can be upsetting. But don’t let it discourage you. Get yourself back on track and use what you’ve learned from the experience to try again. LIBRA (Sept 23 to Oct 22) The early part of the week could find you looking to balance your priorities between your family obligations and your career responsibilities. Pressures begin to ease by week’s end. SCORPIO (Oct 23 to nov 21)An associate’s problem could cause unavoidable delays in moving ahead with your joint venture. If so, use the time to look into another project you had previously set aside. SAGITTARIUS (nov 22 to Dec 21) Although a financial problem could be very close to being resolved in your favor, it’s still a good idea to avoid unnecessary spending for at least a little while longer. CAPRICORN (Dec 22 to Jan 19) Support for some unwelcome workplace decisions begins to show up, and continues to build, so that by week’s end, the gregarious Goat is as popular as ever. AQUARIUS (Jan 20 to Feb 18) Congratulations. Deciding to attend a social function you might have earlier tried to avoid could turn out to be one of the best decisions you’ve made in a long time. PISCES (Feb 19 to Mar 20) Getting into a new situation could prove to be a more difficult experience than you expected. Don’t hesitate to ask for advice in coping with some of the more irksome challenges. BORN THIS WEEK: Your strong sense of duty makes you a valued and trusted member of your community. Have you considered a career in law enforcement? © 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.


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Pikes Peak Courier 19

June 4, 2014

Advertise: 303-566-4100

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Help Wanted Foxworth-Galbraith Lumber Company has an opening for a Driver at our location in Woodland Park. Applicant must have a class B license with air brake certification. Prior experience in lumber deliveries is a plus. Responsibilities will include delivery, load building, yard customer service and yard maintenance.

Foxworth-Galbraith Lumber Company 300 So Chestnut Woodland Park, Co Fax: 719-687-4503 Mark Gendron Yard Manager EEO/AAP

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New store opening in Woodland Park, CO

Team Leaders, Team Members, Receivers Apply online at: www.tractorsupply.jobs

WORK HARD. HAVE FUN. MAKE MONEY. Construction Needed Pikes PeakHelp Courier Skilled Labor please apply. Andersen Enterprises, Inc. 719-687-1179

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Cripple Creek-Victor School District is accepting applications for the following positions: Secondary Special Ed (.5 FTE)/Secondary Math (.5 FTE); Secondary Science (1 FTE); Secondary Special Ed Teacher (1 FTE); Secondary Special Ed Para-Educator (1 FTE); Infant/Toddler Teacher and Family Partner(2 FTE); Full and part time bus drivers. Qualifications, descriptions and application are located at ccvschools.org. Please submit application/resume to Cripple CreekVictor School District, P.O. Box 897, Cripple Creek, CO 80813; or e-mail to mhoffman@ccvschools.com. All applications are subject to acceptance or rejection at the sole discretion of the Board of Education. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR A CDL DRIVER Locally owned business is seeking a Route Driver. Must have a current Class B CDL license, medical card and clean driving record. Team player with a great attitude and customer service We offer competitive wages & vacation package after 1 full year of full time employment. if you meet our qualification please fax or email resume or qualification references to fax: 719-687-1224 email: tcwaste@aol.com stop by office to apply 400 W Midland Ave- Ste 250 woodland park, co Looking for full/part time Hairstylist/Barber/Cosmos. Hourly rate + bonuses, with a growing clientele Great Clips 719-686-1700

730 Pine Street June 7th 8am-1pm Vintage Navajo Rugs Trunk, School Desk, Kitchen Items, Telescope, Toys & Estate Items

Garage Sale Saturday June 7th 8am-2pm 545 Regent Lane Woodland Park (off Highway 67 across from golf course) Wood burning stove, furniture, antiques and collectibles, clothes, and misc. Saturday June 7th from 8-3 1145 Park View Road Household Items, Toys, Sporting Goods and more WOODLAND PARK CITY-WIDE GARAGE SALE 90 vendors at the High School Parking Lot 1 1/2 blocks North of McDonalds Saturday June 7th 7am-2pm Vendors SIGN UP NOW

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ESTATE/MOVING SALE Saturday/Sunday June 7-8 8am-5pm All inside furnishings must go Including antiques, kitchenware, bedding, clothes, pool table, exercise/sports equip., all items in excellent cond.

EOE

Help Wanted

Garage Sales

Estate Sales

Horse owners, farmers/ranchers and welders are encouraged to apply. Qualifying applicants will be contacted for scheduled interviews.

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FINAL MOVING SALE Friday June 6th and Saturday June 7th 7-7 Home/Garage/Barn Good Stuff - Great Prices 2238 Southpark Road Florissant - CME

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Help Wanted Police Dispatcher – Cripple Creek Police Department $31,446$42,544 yr. DOE. Full benefit package. For complete information, requirements and application, please visit the website at www.cripplecreekgov.com. Open until filled-application review will begin June 17, 2014. EOE.

MERCHANDISE Firewood FIREWOOD FOR SALE -$145 per load Dry/Split Pine -$125 per load Green/Split Pine Hardwood/Pine mix available Free Delivery in Teller County delivery within 1-2 days (7 days a week) 307-460-8607 I WILL ANSWER OR RETURN YOUR CALL

FIREWOOD FOR SALE split and delivered $150 per cord, 719-748-1128

FIREWOOD Log Loads $125/cord (4 cord min.), Rounds $149/cord, Split $199/cord Hardwood/Pine Mix Available Fuel Surcharge David - Colorado Timber Products 719-287-1234

Ute Pass BOCES is hiring! FT/PT positions available for the 2014-15 school year: Speech Language Pathologist Occupational Therapist Physical Therapists Visit www.upboces.org for more information.

King Size bed includes frame, Clean 1 owner - no pets, reasonable worth a lookCash offer. Schwinn's travel mans bike red 18 1/2" good shape, luggage rack, basket, etc. $60 Cash obo (719)687-8787

O’Keefe Ceramics is accepting applications for full time Machinist Trainees Must have good work ethic and be able to pass a Entry level Machinist Aptitude test Good work environment, Pay & Benefits. Please do not apply in person. Send Resume to: Personnel@woodlandparkcareers.com

FARM & AGRICULTURE Farm Equipment For Rent: 27HP Tractor with front loader and angle blade or mower Perfect for road or yard work. Low rental rates, CC deposit required, delivery available. Hitchin Post Rentals, 748-8333.

Businesses for Sale/ Franchise

Skidloader

22 year established vending machine business in Cripple Creek + some locations in Woodland Park and Colorado Springs. Candy, Snack, Soda etc. Serious inquiries only 719-660-2943 719-687-9302

Furniture

.8 acre & 1.2 acre Lots, Cripple Creek Mountain Estates Owner can finance 719-684-6278

Manufactured/Mobile Homes 1976 Mobile Home in Woodland Park. Very nice 2bd, 2ba, washer/dryer hook up all appliances. Located in Elk Park $15,000 (719)216-1529

Check the TCRAS website to see if your pet has been located @ www.tcrascolorado.com.

Pet Supplies Free Dog house 3'x4' 3 1/2' tall (719)687-6893 719-660-8776

$65/Hour Call Paul 719-200-6754

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Homes

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Cascade 2 bed, 1 bath $750 We have tenants looking for rentals. If you are interested in renting your property, please call Donna Jones at Land Resource Associates

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Attention Dog Groomers! Own your own business Nice grooming room for rent in Florissant $400/mo. (719)838-1361

HCM 719-687-4088

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Interior/Exterior Painting - Deck & Fence Staining - One job at a time Local References, Free Estimates Insured, 34 yrs. Exp., Reasonable Serving The Directory Area Based in Woodland Park

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Wanted: Owner of vintage car to chauffeur bride to the ceremony on July 4th. Will pay $150. (719)686-1562

Free estimates 719-687-8066 or 719-331-9055

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Teller County seeks a full time Deputy Clerk and Recorder in Cripple Creek and/or Woodland Park. Starting salary: $2,306- 2,428 per month plus a complete benefit package (DOQ). Applications available at the Teller County Centennial Building, 112 North A Street, Cripple Creek, CO or at www.co.teller.co.us. Completed application plus resume due by 12:00 noon, June 20, 2014 at the above address. EOE

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Successful applicants must pass a pre-employment drug screen and APP test, be 18 years of age. Foxworth-Galbraith offers competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package. Candidates may apply at in person only:

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WOODLAND ROOFING COMPANY Storage WOODLAND PARK U-STORE-IT 5 locations within city limits Huge Move-in Special & Free Circular Lock Carter Realty Property Mgmt. 719-687-9274 • 303 E. Hwy. 24

Welding WELDING ALUMINIUM AND STEEL, Qualified mechanics - reasonable rates. Hitchin' Post Trailer Sales, 719-748-8333


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20 Pikes Peak Courier

June 4, 2014

Bary Ottley scored 495 points this year to win the Rocky Mountain U.S. Ski Team Masters competition. Ottley competed in four categories, slalom, giant slalom, super giant slalom and downhill. Courtesy photo

Barry Ottley’s home in Florissant is filled with ribbons and certificates that reflect his passion for ski-racing. Photo by Pat Hill

Barry Ottley has no intention of giving up ski racing, despite reaching the age of 74 on May 5. Courtesy photo

Ottley wins! Ottley part of Silver Tsunami By Pat Hill

phill@coloradocommunitymedia.com — Editor’s note: This is the seventh in the series about the Silver Tsunami, a nationwide phenomenon that has 10,000 Americans turning 65 every day. According to information provided by the Innovations in Aging Collaborative, an estimated 20 percent of the U.S. population will be older than 65 in the near future. In the series, The Courier looks at issues that affect Teller County. The series as well includes interviews with people who have become part of the tsunami. First in this year’s Rocky Mountain U.S. Ski Team Masters competition, Barry Ottley, 74, lays waste to the notion that senior citizens hang up their killer instinct. “I started racing when I was 65,” he said. “I wanted to do something different.” Ottley, who lives in Florissant, scored a collective 495 points in the competition, finishing second in slalom, first in giant slalom, first in super giant slalom and first in downhill. He competes in the 70-75 age category. The masters are for the skier who has a difficult time letting go. “A lot of people who race on ski teams want to continue racing

after they can no longer compete,” he said. “So the team has a master’s league; I think the oldest is 82.” Ottley is a member of the EurAm. U.S. team and entered 28 races last year. “As you go along there are fewer and fewer skiers,” he said. In 2015 Ottley will be one of 4,703 residents 65 years and older in Teller County. He’s part of the Silver Tsunami, a result of 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 every day. Collectively, each is attempting to avoid catastrophe as they age, get around devastation that can occur in any number of ways. For Ottley, the secret to aging successfully is accomplished in increments. “If you don’t get up and move every morning, you can’t,” he said. “If you quit moving, nothing works.” Yet Ottley has had his share of setbacks, among them, two back operations via laser surgery, has a stent in his heart and, on the list, is a left-knee replacement. The setbacks are just details for Ottley. Undeterred by factors such as wind-chill temperatures sinking to 24 degrees below zero he also isn’t put off by maneuvering around gates at 58 miles an hour. At an age when the thrill of the chase is gone or arrives at longer intervals, Ottley

Barry Ottley of Florissant was clocked at 58 mph while going through the gates on the ski slopes. Ottley, 74, was just named champion of the Rocky Mountain U.S. Ski Team Masters. Ottley competes in the 70-75 age group. Courtesy photo thrives on going for the gold. “I’ll admit ski racing is pretty exciting; it is an adrenaline rush,” he said, “What’s funny is that you spend lots and lots of money for one minute of adrenaline. Most of us are adrenaline junkies.”

Champion ski racer who works four days a week at Companion Habitat in Colorado Springs, Ottley exudes energy, doesn’t mind driving in snowstorms down the pass. “I like working,” he said.

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