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Volunteers continue fire recovery efforts Organizations willing to stay on for the long term By Norma Engelberg Contributing writer

The city of Monument received a number of comments regarding parks in town on a recent survey. Photo by Rob Carrigan

Monument survey results mostly positive Survey comments run gamut of opposing views By Norma Engelberg Contributing writer

Despite a low response rate, Monument officials are calling the town’s December 2013 Community Survey a good start. The survey was mailed to 3,300 residents through the city newsletter and it was also sent out to about 1,000 utilities customers. Only 89 people responded, a 4-percent return rate, but Madeline VanDenHoek, the town’s community liaison, said the town would likely send out another survey in the future. “This wasn’t a scientific survey; we were just looking for feedback from the community,” VanDenHoek said. “The response has been helpful.” Questions included “How would you rate Monument as a place to live?” “What part of town do you live in?” and “(How many) years as a resident?” When it comes to the overall rating, 49 percent of respondents gave the town a top rating of 9-10, 36.4 percent gave it a 7-8 and 14.8 percent rated it below 7. When it comes to quality of town services, the best ratings went to the town’s website, law enforcement, the town clerk and customer service. Code enforcement had the worst rating, receiving a poor rating by 32.65 percent of respondents. The second worst rating went to animal control, receiving a poor rating from 28 per-


cent of respondents. “One of the things we learned is that people like getting information about the town in a newsletter,” VanDenHoek said. “We’ll be posting the newsletter on our website to save postage and people will be able sign up there to receive it by email.” The survey also allowed people to leave comments on town services and project priorities. As one might expect, there were both positive and negative comments, often about the same things. For example, 64.8 percent of respondents preferred getting information about the town through the community newsletter but some criticized it for its design and posting events that have already happened. Some said, “The website is great,” and “Website is much improved (10x better than old site),” while another said “The website has not been very helpful for us. In particular, we checked it often during the fires of 2012 and (20)13 and found nothing about evacuation status, not even a link to an outside source. Something would’ve been more helpful than nothing.” Comments also praised and criticized downtown landscaping, holiday lights and decorations and parks and flowerbeds. The comment “hit list” also included street cleaning issues, high taxes, too many weeds and abandoned cars and not enough enforcement. Several respondents want more and safer cycling and hiking trails.


On the subject of development, one person stated: “We moved here for the SMALL TOWN FEEL that Monument has lost. Town leaders focus too much on development (tax revenues?) and not enough on what made Monument special.” Another stated: “I believe (in) strong business incentives so new business will move here creating jobs, and more of a reason for people to move to this area which also allows the town to gather more taxes and hire more police and other services as needed.” At 27.30 percent, more respondents live in the Jackson Creek area than any other town neighborhood and many of the comments referred specifically to Jackson Creek concerns on snow-removal, street maintenance and code enforcement. As for project priorities, some said the town should concentrate less on beautification and more on sidewalk, park and street maintenance. One respondent even went so far as to request (perhaps tongue in cheek): “Please don’t waste tax money on parks, business development and especially beautification. Thank you.” Of course some of the suggestions were outside the town’s jurisdiction. “Many of the suggestions pertained to things outside the town limits, in the county or Colorado Springs for example, where we can’t do anything,” VanDenHoek said. “We are listening.” Full survey results are available at

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Colorado’s most destructive and second most costly wildfire to date, the Black Forest fire, started at about 1 p.m. on June 11 one year ago. By the time containment was reached on June 20, two people died, 14,280 acres burned and 486 homes and other properties were destroyed at a cost of $420.5 million, according to new estimates issued on June 5 by the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association. The association’s estimated cost of $453.7 million for the Waldo Canyon fire places it as Colorado’s most costly fire — for now. Statistics can’t tell the full story but the hundreds of volunteers helping the recovery are listening to those who are working to rebuild their homes, their lives and their forest. The El Paso County Black Forest Fire Assistance page, SafetyandAssistance.aspx, lists a number of organizations that have shouldered the work of assisting those affected by the fire and are in for the long haul; full recovery is going to take a long time. One of the lead volunteer organizations is Black Forest Together Inc. This nonprofit, which was founded by Edward and Nancy Bracken six days after the fire, is a member of Colorado Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster. Its goal is to “facilitate and coordinate a quick and effective rebuilding process ... ” “Last year we were learning the ropes,” said volunteer Jay Matheson. “We’ve moved into a new office and we all have a year of experience behind us. We’re focusing not only on rebuilding and restoration but also forest management; looking to the future to prevent something like this from ever happening again.” Black Forest Together is one of five organizations that will break ground on a new park at the Old Log School from 2 to 4:30 Fire continues on Page 5


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Drivers urged to watch for construction closures Multiple vehicles drive into closed areas in past week putting workers, drivers at risk Staff report Several drivers drove into an active construction zone at N. Academy Boulevard and I-25 last week. The ramp from North Academy to I-25 was closed at night for paving work when the drivers ignored the closure signs and tried to access I-25 from the closed ramp. Heavy construction equipment on the ramp protected the workers and blocked access to the highway. Colorado State Patrol troopers responded to the incident to escort the errant drivers from the work zone. The State Patrol said drivers who fail to observe or disregard traffic control devices can be fined up to $223.50 and have 4 points assessed on their driving record. Additionally, several vehicles tried to exit I-25 at North Gate Boulevard using the now removed loop ramps. The vehicles drove into the area now landscaped with grass. Drivers are reminded to pay close attention when driving in the work zone. Nighttime lane and ramp closures will continue through the end of the project, which is anticipated to by the end of August. Also, please obey posted speed limits in the work zone to help ensure everyone remains safe. Expansion Work Continues Southbound Crews continue work to complete the third lane southbound between State Highway 105 and North Gate Boulevard. Drivers are urged to watch for trucks and equipment entering and exiting the interstate as extensive work continues behind barrier. Paving operations continue through early July behind barrier adjacent to the southbound lanes and drivers are reminded that truck traffic in the work zone will

Bridge expansion joint replacement work by Colorado Department of Transpaortation continues southbound on I-25 at North Gate Boulevard. Work to replace the expansion joint on the bridge carrying southbound traffic on I-25 at North Gate Boulevard continues. Closures for this work begin at 8:30 p.m. and will be open by 5:30 a.m. the next day. This work is expected to be complete in mid June. Photo by Rob Carrigan increase during paving. The third southbound lane between Monument and North Gate Boulevard is scheduled to be complete by early July. Bridge Expansion Joint Replacement Work Continues Southbound on I-25 at North Gate Boulevard Work to replace the expansion joint on the bridge carrying southbound traffic on I-25 at North Gate Boulevard should be complete soon. Closures for this work begin at 8:30 p.m. and will be open by 5:30 a.m. the next day. This work is expected to be complete in mid June. Sign Installation Continues through

Project Area Sign installation also continues Sunday night throughout the project corridor. Crews are erecting sign supports and new overhead signs throughout the I-25 work zone. Nighttime double lane closures will be necessary to erect the sign supports and single lane closures and “rolling closures” will be used as signs are placed on the new supports. Those closures begin at 8:30 each night and work will be complete by 5:30 the next morning. Limited Paving Underway Drivers should be aware that paving work is underway and will continue

throughout the summer. That work, focused on northbound I-25 at N. Academy Boulevard, is being done at night to minimize traffic impacts, but drivers are reminded that there will be multiple lane closures and speed limits during nighttime paving operations are reduced to 45 mph. Rotomilling and paving operations for the remaining lanes of northbound and southbound are I-25 scheduled to begin after July 4 and, weather permitting, should be complete by the end of August. All work is subject to weather and road conditions.

Hickenlooper signs ride-sharing regulations By Vic Vela

vvela@colorado Last week was the deadline for bills passed during the legislative session to either become law or be vetoed. Among the many bills

that got Gov. John Hickenlooper’s attention was a measure that passed the House and Senate that allows the Public Utilities Commission to regulate ride-sharing services by companies such as Uber and Lyft. The transportation net-

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The bill would require businesses like Uber and Lyft to carry liability insurance, conduct background checks on drivers, inspect vehicles and receive permission to operate from the PUC. The bill received bipartisan sponsorship and sup-

port from both legislative chambers. “Now that Senate Bill 125 has been signed into law, the necessary safety regulations will be in place and these new, innovative transportation services will have the freedom to expand in Colorado,” said Rep. Libby Szabo, R-Arvada. The governor also took action on somelegislation last week: He vetoed Senate Bill 23, which sought to incentivize Western Slope owners of water rights to make water conservation improvements. The governor’s office said Hickenlooper chose to veto the bill “because of unresolved con-

cerns about its potential impact to water rights.” Hickenlooper expressed concern over “a breakdown in consensus toward the end of the legislative session that divided the water community and, in our view, would make implementation of the policy more difficult.” Rep. KC Becker, D-Boulder, expressed disappointment over the veto through an emailed statement that read, “The governor repeatedly states that our water efforts need to begin with conservation. … He missed a great opportunity to incentivize water conservation by Western Slope water users.”

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Harvey has PTSD, going on leave Embattled Black Forest Fire Chief Bob Harvey stood up at a special meeting and announced Wednesday, June 4, that he has post-traumatic stress disorder and is going on medical leave, according to two Colorado Springs television stations. KRDO and KOAA reported the announcement, which Harvey made at a special meeting with the Black Forest Fire Board on Wednesday night. After the announcement, the chief was absent from meeting, KRDO reported. Harvey said last year’s Black Forest fire and a hostile work environment caused his PTSD condition. “He stood up and read off this statement at about 80 miles an hour and he was out the door and everybody here was going, ‘What ? What did he just say?,” said meeting attendee Charles Lidderdale, in an interview with KRDO. El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa criticized Harvey for not handing command over earlier during the Black Forest Fire. Maketa said it delayed key resources from getting into the fire fight. In a special report created by an an investigator hired by the Black Forest Fire Board, the investigator found Harvey’s actions would not have made a difference. By almost a 3-1 vote in May, PJ Langmaid, Jayme McConnellogue and Rick Nearhoof defeated Black Forest Fire/Rescue District Chairman Eddie Bracken, and board members Preston Cooper and Walt Seelye. “I think this will help the community heal,” Langmaid said at the time. “Hopefully we can maintain that momentum and

keep moving forward.” More than 2,500 voters cast their mailin ballots in the May 6 election. More than 6,800 ballots were mailed out. Of those, the U.S. Postal Service returned more 400 because the ballots were undeliverable for a variety of reasons, according to Kathy Russell, spokeswoman for the district. Langmaid received 1,620 votes, followed by Nearhoof at 1,595 and McConnellogue at 1,579. A fourth candidate, Mark Fitzgerald, received 708 votes. Cooper received 656 votes, while Bracken had 613 and Seelye 394. Langmaid, McConnellogue and Nearhoof will join existing board members Rick McMorran and Bill Marchant to round out the five-person board. “It was a tremendous voter turnout for such a small district,” said Langmaid, a Colorado Springs firefighter who lost his home in last June’s massive Black Forest fire that claimed nearly 500 structures and two lives. “These aren’t our seats. These are the community seats. They have a say so in what happens.” Langmaid, McConnellogue and Nearhoof are part of the “Restore Black Forest Fire” coalition that strongly opposed the leadership of the current board. Langmaid’s group made it clear during its campaign that it intends to have a transparent board in which Black Forest citizens are better informed on critical issues, as well as everyday operations of the department. The main firehouse is located at Fire Station No. 1, 11445 Teachout Road. “We have a steep learning curve,” Lang-

Monument approves housing development Construction may start as early as July By Rob Carrigan

rcarrigan@colorado A plan for 156 homes near Mounment Lake (former Lake of the Rockies campground area) was approved Monday night, June 2 by the Monument Board of Trustees. The planning commission had previously recommended approval. “There were two residents of West Oak Ridge, the neighborhood to the south, at the Board of Trustees meeting. Their issues were mostly about traffic and density. I noted that the densities were comparable between their neighborhood and Lake of the Rockies, and the traffic engineer for

the applicant responded about the impact of the additional vehicles from the project, and the Board seemed happy. They voted 7-0 on the rezoning, 7-0 on the plat, and 6-1 on the PD site plan,” said Thomas Kassawara , Director of Development services for the Town of Monument. “We have a meeting with them on Monday morning to provide direction to their team as to what they have to do next in order to get started. I have already reviewed the site construction plans they recently submitted, so they’ve already got a good start. They want to start building as soon as possible, of course, but it will probably be sometime in July, as my guess.” The project has been in works for years, with lots ranging from 5,500 to 19,000 square feet and average lots size at 8,400. It will include paving the road to Monument Lake and 20 acres dedicated as open space.


maid said. “It’s fair to say that the community wants us to revive the leadership. There are a lot of unanswered questions. We need to know as a community how we got here, where we’re at and where we’re going.” Among the questions Langmaid plans to ask is why the district leadership’s gave the go-ahead on an independent investigation into last summer’s fire, and why the cost has exceeded $100,000. “I’ve heard that it’s up to $125,000 to $134,000,” Langmaid said. “Was a blank check given on that? What was the scope of the investigation? “I want to bring the investigator in and ask him some questions. I want to know why this report reads the way it does.” Among the other items Langmaid said he and the board plan to address is the future of Black Forest Fire Chief Bob Harvey. “It’s a board of five people and we have

to make responsible decisions; not emotional decisions,” Langmaid said. The fire board regularly meets the third Wednesday of each month. However, the board can have special meetings, as long as 48 hours notice is given to the public. “I think it would be fair to say we may have several special meetings,” Langmaid said. According to Langmaid, “two-thirds of the forest is still ripe for another fire.” “We’d like to educate the community on fire mitigation,” Langmaid said. On Wednesday night, the board called a special meeting. On its agenda was a closed-door meeting to discuss “personnel matters related to the fire chief.” Assistant Fire Chief James Rebitski, who has functioned as operational chief for the last year, will continue to function in that role.

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Chin Lin Sou: Out of sight, out of mind If you pulled the down side of the oneand-half-inch sisal rope on the pulley-driven mechanism, the entire floor, in about a 10 foot by 12-foot section, would gradually start to drop. Keep the continuous loop of rope moving and it would take maybe as long as a minute to drop to the level below. The platform elevator toward the back of the old Exon Mercantile building (turned Dolores Star’s print shop) would lower you into the damp, dark underworld of a time long forgotten. The basement was mostly empty, except for some long-outdated Christmas ornaments that were once put up on all the light poles around Dolores, and several large wooden boxes in the high dry area. Interestingly enough, the wooden crates were covered with undecipherable foreign writing that I could only imagine what was said. I was told that the boxes probably dated back to the time when Chinese workers labored locally on the railroad. Under the golden dome here in Colorado, there is a stained glass portrait honoring of Chin Lin Sou at the State Capital. Also called “Willie Chin,” he founded six companies here in Colorado, including one, known as the Chinese Trading and Insurance Companies, that sold supplies

to Chinese railroad workers. He is credited with enabling the completion of the Kansas Pacific and the Union Pacific in Colorado. Chinese immigrants working on the railroad, of course, was commonplace throughout much of America’s western expansion. Chin Lin Sou arrived in America in 1859, and because he was fluent in both Chinese and English, he became a foreman working on the completion of the transcontinental railroad in California and across the West. During the 1860’s, 10,000 Chinese were said to be involved in the building of the western leg of the Central Pacific Railroad. Chief Engineer Sam S. Montague cites the Chinese in the work force in his message to the Board of the CPRR for 1865:”It became apparent early in the season, that

the amount of labor likely to be required during the summer could only be supplied by the employment of the Chinese element, of our population. Some distrust was at first felt regarding the capacity af this class for the service required, but the experiment has proved eminently successful. They are faithful and industrious, and under proper supervision, soon become skillful in the performance of their duties. Many of them are becoming very expert in drilling, blasting, and other departments of rock work. In fact, it was a Chinese crew that laid the last rail. “When the railroad was completed on May 10, 1869, an eight man Chinese crew was selected to place the last section of rail – a symbol to honor the dedication and hard work of these laborers. A few of the speakers mentioned the invaluable contributions of the Chinese ...” __ National Park Service “The more famous A.J. Russell photograph could not include the Chinese workers photographed earlier participating in the joining of the rails ceremony because at the moment the famous photo was being taken it was after the conclusion of the ceremony and the Chinese workers were away from the two locomotives to dine at J.H.

Strobridge’s boarding car, being honored and cheered by the CPRR management,” according to the Central Pacific Photographic History Museum. When railroad building slowed in the 1870s, Chin resettled in Blackhawk, hit pay dirt in two of his own mines which he sold for a tidy sum. “During this time,” according to History Colorado, “Chinese workers were discriminated against. Many white people thought they were stealing American jobs. AntiChinese violence erupted in many cities, including Denver. Using his language talents, Chin tried to find jobs for fellow Chinese, but it was hard. In 1882, the U.S. government made it even harder. It passed a law that prohibited Chinese immigrants from becoming citizens, which meant they could not defend themselves in a court of law.” Despite this environment, Chin prospered because of his command of both languages and his solid business acumen, but it wasn’t easy. Examples of negative treatment for Chinese Americans, particularly in the mining communities of Colorado, which were dominated by other Carrigan continues on Page 5

There are two versions of the Battle of Bunker Hill One of the most important battles in the Revolutionary War is the Battle of Bunker Hill. We read about as children and were fascinated that the American army turned back the red coats in America’s most patriotic city. But those facts, my friends, hold about as much truth as a traveling salesman selling tonic water. There was a battle, all right. It took place June 17, 1775. I first visited the site of the battle - or so I thought - in May 1985. I quickly learned that I had been duped by my teachers. And boy was I mad. The last stop on Boston’s Freedom Trail is a shrine to the fog of war. “Breed’s Hill,” a plaque reads. “Site of the Battle of Bunker Hill.” What? Another plaque bears the famous order given American troops as the British charged up not-Bunker Hill. “Don’t fire ‘til

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you see the whites of their eyes.” But this never happened, according to park rangers who tell the real story of the Battle of Bunker Hill. Lied to again. And guess what, we lost the battle to those darn red coats. So why is our nation’s memory of Bunker Hill mostly bunk? By the way, Paul Revere never completed his famous ride on April 18, 1775, either. He was captured by the British (he was also British, by the way) during his famous ride and never made it to Boston to warn the folks that

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“The British are coming.” Footnote: he would not have said those words because, as we know, he was British. The Revolutionary War - which is my favorite war - was in its early stages in 1775. Boston, in 1775, was much smaller, hillier and more watery than it appears today. The “Back Bay” was still a bay and the “South End” was likewise underwater; hills were later leveled to fill in almost 1,000 acres. Boston was virtually an island, reachable by land only via a narrow neck. I learned a lot of this recently from my friend Josh Steinfeld, who grew up in Boston and is a rabid Red Sox fan. Too bad for him. Despite popular belief, Boston was not the cradle of liberty in 1775. One in five families, including those of leading patriots, owned slaves. The city’s inhabitants were viciously divided. Just as many were “loyalists” as were “rebels.” The first shots in the Battle of Bunker Hill came in the early morning from the

British sloop-of-war Lively. They landed far short of the men on Breed’s Hill and caused no damage. But they frightened the militiamen to such a degree that many dropped their shovels and axes and tried to hide behind the redoubt. American Colonel William Prescott assured them that the ship’s cannon could not reach their position and that they must continue working on the breastwork. The shooting from the Lively soon stopped, but cannon fire from the other British ships in the Charles River took over. Most of these shots also were short, but one shell hit a water supply and another hit a militiaman working outside the redoubt. The British eventually took possession of both Breed’s Hill and Bunker Hill. They had won the battle, but at a terrible cost. Summers continues on Page 5

Your driver’s license In about 1910 there were enough automobiles around that the idea of a driver’s license started here in Colorado. It would take another eight or nine years before they thought they needed to make it harder to get. As the roads got better, the drivers were not! Around the time of World War One the idea of road rules were being explored. I have done a column or two on some of these rules. From state to state and town to town the rules were different. Many of the unique rule are still occasionally still to be found. The states were the first to want to standardize their rules, but the coming of the Interstate highways in the late 1950s brought national rules. It would be around 1918 that Colorado thought about actually having a standard test for getting a driver’s license. Starting in October 1918, all applicants for a license had to take an oral examination on their driving knowledge. At first a chief of police, the city clerk and a member of the Automobile club would interview a prospective driver. After a few months this was deemed too involved, and a regular test was standardized, and a civil servant would conduct the test. Once the written test was finished, a driving test followed. Experienced drivers did not have to take the driving test if they could prove they were a good driver. When this started it was decided that sixteen was the minimum age for a license, but there were many as young as ten who

were already driving cars. These were told, usually, to stay off the main streets! In areas where tourists gathered, like Colorado Spring or Denver, the city required special permits to drive in their cities, because of their unique rules. Many accidents during this time were caused by drivers who lived in towns with different rules. Hand signals, long before electric turn signals, usually caused the accidents as one towns signals might be different from others. In areas where there were traffic lights that was worse. The lights were just coming in around the country, but only in the big towns. Again, in many place they are still not standardized over the country. Occasionally, an out of state driver failed the local test, and were not allowed to drive in that city! The fortunate thing for some of these drivers was that the police often did not have automobiles! They might have a motorcycle, but more commonly they only had a bicycle, even horses. Unless they saw someone speeding or doing something dangerous did they stop someone.


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40 YEARS AGO Palmer Lake, Monument, Woodmoor News June 13, 1974 The students of Mrs. William Crawford presented a piano and organ recital at the Presbyterian Church in Monument on June 4. Students participating were: Scott Mason, C. Whitney Mandel, Lori Smith, Jo Ann Engel, Rebecca McGuire, Lesa Baugh, Marcia McPhail, Susan and Philip Smothermon, Jeannine Engel and Mry Crawford. ••• Summertime Splash parties will be held for the youth of the area at the Woodmoor County Club. Cooperation of parents is sought as chaperones are needed. Call Dave Perry or Bob Whitelaw if interested.

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p.m. June 11. The park is scheduled for completion and commemoration on Aug. 16. The brochure advertising the June event lists almost 60 agencies, organizations and churches that have been involved in helping Black Forest residents. The organization needs volunteers to coordinate 8 to 10 member teams from across the country that are participating in its Summer Volunteer Program in Forestry Teams. It is also working with Lutheran Family Services to help about 80 families and individuals that were uninsured or underinsured. The organization’s Community Resource Center operates from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Fridays at 11580 Black Forest Road. For more information, call 719-495-2445, email or visit www. The idea for Black Forest Crosses For Losses came up when founders Amanda and Nathan Davis cleared shrubbery around her mother’s home. Faced with a bundle of sticks and a lot of neighbors who needed help, they made crosses for use as fundraisers. Soon neighbors were making crosses and, better yet, making donations. The organization continues to embody a neighbors-helping-neighbors attitude, bringing together community resources to provide food, household and clothing assistance to individuals and families. The organization works directly with El Paso County Commissioner Daryl Glenn as the point of contact for coordinating burn area site visits, and community outreach meetings. For information call the Davises at 719-235-2810, 719-494-6584 or 719-495-8831 or email The Crosses for Losses office is at 12490 Black Forest Road. High Plains Helping Hands food pantry started up in 2006 in eastern El Paso County. “There were only two small organizations out there, one in Ellicott and one in Calhan,” said Helping Hands Director Rose Mizer. “We

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ethnic collections of newly-arrived Irish and Italian immigrants, made for pronounced racial tension. Following are local examples. • From January 20, 1900 edition of the Silverton Standard “Hop joints raided.” “Last Tuesday night Marshal Lyle and Night watchman Leonard raided a few “hop’ joints took the inmates who were “hitting the pipe.” The following, almond-eyed heathens were gobbled up by the officers: Joe, Dutch, Wang and Tom, who gave bond to appear before Squire Watson’s the following day. The places raid are located over the Saddle Rock Restaurant and Jack Smith’s place opposite Ludwig’s dance hall on Blair Street. No one was found in the latter dive. The case was continued until Wednesday. Case was called promptly on time and resulted as follows: Joe, $18.70; Wang pleaded not guilty and was accessed $8.70. Tom

••• Family Reunion Day for Kiwanis will be Sunday, Aug. 11. The theme for the observance is “Salute the Family-Keystone of the Nation’s Strength.” ••• Shar-Crafts, original arts and crafts opened June 7 in Monument. Sheryl Lesseig and Dorothy Swift are owners. Items in the store are all handmade by friends in the area. The boutique will be open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The boutique is located on Second Street in downtown Monument.

saw a lot of need that these small organizations just weren’t big enough to fill.” In 2011, the food pantry moved and now operates out of the Mountain Springs Church Woodmen Campus, 7345 Adventure Way, in Colorado Springs southeast of the intersection of Black Forest Road and Woodmen Road. The pantry accepts food, hygiene and monetary donations and serves people living in the following zip codes: 80808, 80828, 80830, 80831, 80832, 80833, 80835, 80864, 80923 and portions of 80908. It also distributes food to families in zip codes 80924, 80928 and 80930 who were displaced by the Black Forest Fire. Operating hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the first and third Saturdays of the month. Bring proof of address. For additional information, call Mizer at 719-495-3123 or visit Helping Everyone Recover organized the Black Forest Marketplace in Palmer Lake and offers “Free Shopping” to displaced families that need furniture and home items. The organization is accepting gently used or new items for distribution. Donation and “Free Shopping” hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and their “shop is at 850 No. B Commercial Lane in Palmer Lake. Bring identification and proof of address such as a utility or phone bill. More information is available by calling 719-235-6984 or email Discover Goodwill is providing essential items vouchers for those affected by the fire at all 20 Colorado Springs Discover Goodwill locations. Goodwill’s administrative building is at 1460 Garden of the Gods Road. For additional information, call 719-867-1118. To receive vouchers as a Black Forest resident, Discover Goodwill requires a photo identification card. Disasters can’t be entirely eliminated: there will be droughts, lightning will strike and tornadoes and floods will happen. However, many are learning that with enough planning and help from volunteers, disasters can be mitigated. Those wishing to volunteer can sign up at with local nonprofits or they can visit

pleaded guilty to smoking and fined $27.70. Dutch, for keeping joint $37.70. We failed to find out what they did with John Doe and Richard Roe. “These dens of iniquity should be raided every opportunity as it’s rotten spot on the character of the city the size of Silverton to be infected with such hell-holes. The officers in doing their duty deserve the thanks of the entire community.” • From February 28, 1891 edition of the Silverton Standard “Chinese Leaving.” “About three-fourths of the Chinks have left Silverton and ‘ere long the bland face of a Chinaman will be a curiosity.” Chin Lin Sou was an influential Chinese leader in Colorado and in 1870 was elected mayor of Denver’s Chinatown, or “Hop Alley,” an enclave that was eventually razed in 1950. The Chinese-inscribed boxes in the basement of the Exon building never were satisfactorily explained to me, but I suspect it was much like the photos taken of other workers finishing the transcontinental railroad: out of sight and out of mind.

••• Dale Piper, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Piper, Palmer Lake is on the dean’s honor roll for 1974 spring semester at Abilene Christian College. Dale is a 1972 graduate of Lewis Palmer and is studying psychology at Abilene Christian College. ••• Robert Sayers, son of retired Air Force Lt. Col. and Mrs. Merl E. Sayers, Monument, and John P. Jones, son of retired Air Force Col. and Mrs. William T. Jones, Monument, were commissioned 2nd Lieutenants and received Bachelor of Science degrees from the U.S. Air Force Academy on June 5. Robert will attend Tu-

lane School of Medicine in New Orleans. John will attend pilot training at Williams Air Force Base, Arizona. ••• Silver Spur 4-H Horse Show will be June 16th at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Castle Rock starting at 9 a.m. ••• The students of Nancy’s School of Dance, Palmer Lake, presented their annual dance review on May 31. The show presented was “Funny Girls.” Students included were those who are taking acrobatic ballet, baton and tap. — Compiled by Linda Case

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Dear Editor: Why can we never seem to get full financial information from our D38 leadership? In his Farewell Guest Column in the TriLakes Tribune, Superintendent Bauman praises the school board for bravely paying off $3.7 million dollars of Certificate of Participation (COP) debt and saving $1.7 million dollars in interest. Once again, the D38 numbers are questionable. The rest of the unsaid story is through

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Out of 2,200 troops, 268 British soldiers and officers had been killed; another 828 were wounded. The Americans also suffered heavy casualties with 115 killed and 305 wounded.

2014, $575,000 of our kid’s education funding was scheduled for payment for unnecessary COP interest. (reference: page 28 of the D38 COP Payoff Schedule). Continuing lost D38 educational improvement opportunities for our kids and missed salary increases to our outstanding D38 teachers and staff remains the ongoing sad school board legacy. The time for an educational leadership change is certainly well past. Gordon Reichal, Monument

The British army’s military victory at the battle of Bunker Hill was a moral victory for the colonists, however. Colonists throughout America realized that the conflict was no longer just a rebellion of Bostonians and other Massachusetts colonists against British occupation. The Revolutionary War was on. And now, as Paul Harvey would have said, you know the rest of the story.

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AREA CLUBS EDITOR’S NOTE: To add or update a club listing, e-mail PROFESSIONAL FRONT RANGE Business Group meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of every month at Bella Panini in Palmer Lake. 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


BINGO BY the Tri-Lakes American Legion Post 9-11 is conducted from 7 to 9 p.m. every Saturday at the Post home, Depot Restaurant in Palmer lake. Proceeds are dedicated to Scholarship and community support activities of the Post. At least 70 percent of the game sales are awarded in prizes, and free food drawings are conducted. Doors open at 6 p.m. and all are invited for the fun, food, and prizes. See for more information.

International meets from 8-9:30 a.m. every Wednesday at the Mozaic Inn in Palmer Lake. Call Elizabeth Bryson at 719-481-0600 or e-mail ebryson@

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


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After Hours meets from 5-7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at various locations. Free to members; $10 for non-members. Call 719 481-3282 or go to

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

ing is the second Monday of every month from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Woodmoor Barn, 1691 Woodmoor Dr. We are Woodmoor residents offering products and services to the community. New members welcome. For more information, call Bobbi Doyle at 719-331-3003 or go to www.


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


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

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

GENTLE YOGA with Nancy Stannard is offered at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, and at 10:30 a.m. Saturdays. Safe, fun and accessible for all. Flexibility, breathing, balance and gentle strengthening. Yoga 101 for beginners also available. Contact Nancy Stannard nancystannard55@ for details and to attend first class. THE PIKES Peak chapter of Pheasants

Forever meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month (except June, August and September) at the Colorado Division of Wildlife Training Classroom in the back of the building at 4255 Sinton Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80970.

THE VAILE Museum, 66 Lower Glenway, is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays year-round and from 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays from June through August. Groups by appointment are accepted. Call 719-559-0837. VINI E Crostini, 6 flight wine tasting paired with moZaic tasty bites is at 5 p.m the first Saturday of the month at 443 S. Highway 105, Palmer Lake. Cost is $40 per person. SOCIAL

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THE BLACK Forest AARP Chapter meets from 1-4 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month at Black Forest Lutheran Church, 12455 Black Forest Road. No membership, no dues, no obligations; just an opportunity to get together and socialize. Some individuals play dominoes, others work on their needlework or other projects that they bring, and some just watch and talk.  Light snacks and coffee and lemonade are furnished. The Black Forest AARP Chapter 1100 sponsors the Senior Social but you do not have to be a chapter member to attend.  All ages are invited. Bring a friend Call the church office at 719-495-2221. THE CENTURIAN Daylight Lodge No 195 A.F and A.M meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month. Eastern Star meets 7:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays. Both groups meet at 18275 Furrow Road. Call 719-488-9329. COALITION OF Tri-Lakes Communities. Call John Heiser at 719-488-9031 or go to COLORADO MOUNTED Rangers Troop “I” is looking for volunteers. The troop meets at 7 p.m. the first Friday of the month at the Colorado Springs Police Department, Gold Hill Division, 955 W. Moreno Ave, Colorado Springs. Visit php/troops/troop-i or email info@ GIRL SCOUTING offers opportunities

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

GLENEAGLE SERTOMA Club luncheon meeting is every Wednesday at 11:45 a.m., at Liberty Heights, 12105 Ambassador Drive, Colorado Springs, 80921. Call Garrett Barton at 719-433-5396 or Bob Duckworth at 719-481-4608, or visit HISTORY BUFFS meets at Monument

Library from 1-3 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month.

ITALIAN CLUB If you love family, social-

izing and culture, then membership in Sons of Italy is right for you. Membership is open to men and women.  More information at

KIWANIS CLUB of Monument Hill, a service club dedicated to providing assistance to those less fortunate in the Tri-Lakes community, meets 8 a.m. Saturdays at The Inn at Palmer Divide, 443 Colo. 105. Join us for breakfast, great fellowship and informative programs, and come be a part of the opportunity to give back to your community. Visit; call 719-4871098; e-mail LEGACY SERTOMA dinner meetings

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

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

Club meets the first Thursday of every month at the Tri-Lakes Fire Department Administrative Building, 166 Second Street, Monument. Arrive at 11:30 a.m. to prepare for a noon potluck, program, and business meeting, which ends around 1:30 p.m. Newcomers are welcome. Call Irene Walters, Co-President, at 719-4811188 for Jean Sanger, Co-President, at 719-592-9311 for reservations.

MOUNT HERMAN 4-H Club meets at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at Grace Best Elementary. There are no meetings in June, July and August. Anyone interested in pursuing animal projects, archery, cooking, sewing, model rocketry, woodworking or just about any hobby is welcome. A new member meeting is the third Thursday in October. THE PALMER Lake Art Group meets

on the second Saturday of the month at the group’s Vaile Hill Gallery, 118 Hillside

Road. Call 719-488-8101 for information.

PALMER DIVIDE Quiltmakers meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at The Church at Woodmoor. Contact Carolyn at 719-488-9791 or THE PIKES Peak Branch of the National League of American Pen Women offers information by calling 719-532-0021. PIKES PEAK Women’s Connection

meets the second Thursday of the month for a luncheon at the Clarion Hotel Downtown, 314 W. Bijou St., Colorado Springs. Social time begins at 11:30 a.m., with luncheon and program from noon to 1:30 p.m. Free preschool childcare is available with a reservation; $16 inclusive. Call 719-495-8304 for reservations or information. All women are welcome.


Cavalry Division Meeting is at 9 a.m. the second Saturday of every month at the Retired Enlisted Association, 834 Emory Circle, Colorado Springs. We are a non-political, nonprofit soldier’s and veteran’s fraternity. Anyone who has been assigned or attached to the 1st Cavalry Division anytime, anywhere, is eligible for membership. Friends of the Cav who have not served with the Division are eligible for Associate membership. We are family orientated so please bring significant other. We participate in local parades, do food shelf, picnics, Christmas party. Come join us for great camaraderie, make new friends, possibly meet old friends from the First Team. Contact Paul at 719-6871169 or Al at 719-689-5778. 

ROTARY CLUB of InterQuest meets at 4:46 p.m. Thursdays at Liberty Heights at Northgate, 12105 Ambassador Drive (Voyager Parkway and Celestial Drive) in Colorado Springs. Guest always welcome. Serve with intergrity, love our community and have fun. Call Scott Allen at 719338-7939. SILENT SPRINGS Social Group is a social group for hard of hearing and deaf adults. Sign language users are welcome. Dining out at local restaurants, potlucks and community activities are available on an ongoing basis. Call 719-487-9009 or e-mail TOASTMASTERS FACC Masters Club

meets at noon Thursdays at Lockheed Martin, 9975 Federal Drive. Visit http:// or call Kirby at 719-481-3738.

TRI-LAKES AMERICAN Legion Post 9-11 meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the Depot Restaurant on Colo. 105 in Palmer Lake. Contact Ed at 719-481-2750. TRI-LAKES BARBERSHOP Chapter meets Mondays. Call Phil Zara at 719481-3197. TRI-LAKES CROP Club meets on the third Saturday of the month. Call Angela at 719-481-9735. TRI-LAKES CRUISERS car club meets

at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month in the Monument Fire Station on Hwy 105. Open to all makes and models of automobiles. It is a family oriented club that does several cruises and social events throughout the year. The club does a car show every June to benefit Tri-Lakes Cares.  For more information visit: www. 

TRI-LAKES FRIENDS of the Libraries meets from 10 a.m. to noon the second Monday of each month from September through June at Monument Library. THE TRI-LAKES Lions Club meets the first Thursday of every month at Monument Hill Country Club. The social is at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting is at 7 p.m. The International Association of Lions Clubs is the largest service club in the world with over 1.35 million members. The Lions are known as the “Knights of the Blind.” By conducting vision screenings, equipping hospitals and clinics, distributing medicine and raising awareness of eye disease, Lions work toward their mission of providing vision for all. Lions clubs are groups of community minded men and women who are interested in helping serve their communities. For information about the new Tri-Lakes Lions Club, contact the


FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT Group meets the second Monday of each month at 3505 Austin Bluffs Parkway at College Pharmacy. A DVD is shown at 5 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7 p.m. Visitors and new participants always are welcome. There is no charge; no products sold. Contact Lorna Searle at 719-481-2230.

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

LEWY BODY Dementia support group meets from 10 a.m. to noon the first Monday of every month, unless that Monday falls on a holiday, then the meetings are the Tuesday that follows that holiday. Meetings are at St. Francis Medical Center, Conference Room 5. Contact Marika Flynn, RNC, at mudflynn@ For information about LBD, visit

club’s president, Dave Prejean, at 719492-8274. More information is available at Men’s Gathering meets at 6:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Pinecrest Lodge in Palmer Lake. Continental breakfast is included. Call Basil Marotta at 719-4879500.

TRI-LAKES VFW Post No. 7829 meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at The Sundance Lodge/Oakleys. New members are welcome. Call Darby Kelly at 719-481-4377. U.S. AIR Force Academy Toastmasters meets from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays at DeVry University, 1175 Kelly Johnson Blvd., Colorado Springs. Visit www. or call Angela at 719-494-2777. Guests are welcome. MSGT WILLIAM Crawford Ladies Auxiliary to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7829 will meet on the third Tuesday of each month starting April 19, from 6 -7:30 p.m. at the Sundance Mountain Lodge in Monument. For information, contact Martine Arndt at 719-231-5323 or WISDOM AND Wealth Master Mind Group meets from noon to 1 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month at the Monument Library. “Change yourself, change your success.” Let’s talk money: how to save it (tips and ideas on how to cut costs), how to invest it (where, when and how), how to make it (build your business or start a new business). For information, or to register, contact or 630-618-9400. SUPPORT ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets at 8 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at TriLakes Chapel, Woodmoor Drive and Deer Creek. Call Greg at 719-648-9495. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Sunlight of the Spirit Women’s Closed Step Study. Mondays, 6pm. Family of Christ Lutheran Church, 675 E. Baptist Rd. 487-7781. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Beacon Lite Group meets at 8 p.m. Monday and Thursday at Tri Lakes Chapel, 1750 Deer Creek Road, at Woodmoor Drive and Deer Creek Road. Call Kathleen at 649-1046. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Recovery in Action Group Open Big Book Study. Thursdays, 7pm. Family of Christ Lutheran Church, 675 Baptist Road. 487-7781. AL-ANON FAMILY Group meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at Family of Christ Church, 675 Baptist Road. Call Jean at 719-4878781 or Kay at 719-481-9258. AL-ATEEN GROUP meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at Family of Christ Church, 675 Baptist Road. Call Jean at 719-487-8781. ALS, LOU Gehrig’s disease support group meets at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the Weber St. Center on Weber Street between Kiowa and Bijou streets. in Colorado Springs. Patients, family and caregivers are welcome. Contact Julie Bloom at 719-481-1906. BLACK FOREST Al-Anon meets at 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the Black Forest Community Church in the East Educational Building to help families and friends of alcoholics. Call 719-632-0063. BLACK FOREST Homemakers meets the second Thursday of the month at the Black Forest Lutheran Church. Social time begins at 9 a.m. and is followed with a meeting/program. Newcomers are welcome. Call Cindy at 719-495-3402. COLORADO SPRINGS Shrine Club accepts new members who apply and register for children’s admittance to a Shriner’s Hospital from 10 a.m. to noon on the second Saturday of each month. Call 719-632-3881.

MACULAR DEGENERATION Support Group for the visually impaired meets from 1-2 p.m. othe third Thursday of each month. Call Tri-Lakes Cares 719 481-4864 ext. 23 for information. MOMS CLUB, Moms Offering Moms Support, offers weekly activities each week for stay-at-home moms and children from birth to 5 years old. Contact or go to MYASTHENIA GRAVIS support group meets the second Saturday of every month. Call Carolyn at 303-360-7080 or 719-488-3620. NARCONON REMINDS families that abuse of addictive pharmaceutical drugs is on the rise. Learn to recognize the signs of drug abuse and get your loved ones help if they are at risk. Call Narconon for a free brochure on the signs addiction for all types of drugs. Narconon also offers free assessments and referrals. Call 800431-1754 or go to DrugAbuseSolution. com. Narconon also can help with addiction counseling. Call for free assessments or referrals, 800-431-1754. A PALMER Lake session of AA meets at 8 p.m. Wednesdays in the basement of The Little Log Church in Palmer Lake at the corner of High Street and Upper Glenway. Call Bonnie Bowen-Pyle at 719-488-0908 or 719-661-6702. SUDDEN UNEXPECTED Infant Death Local Support Group. The group offers bereavement services for parents, families, friends and caregivers who have been affected by the sudden unexpected loss of an infant or toddler. There is no cost. Meeting are the third Monday of the month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Colorado Springs Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Avenue. Adult meeting only; no child care will be provided. For additional help and information please call Angel Eyes at 888-285-7437 or visit SUPPORT GROUP for juvenile diabetes meets at 9 a.m. every third Saturday of the month at It’s a Grind coffee shop in Monument. Contact Dawn at 719-4667551 or TRI-LAKES AL-ANON, meeting of Al-Anon Family Groups, meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Family of Christ Lutheran Church, 675 Baptist Road, Colorado Springs, just east of Walgreens. This is an open meeting and the format is Al-Anon 12-Step/Al-Anon literature study. Call Janet M. at 719-481-5648. TRI-LAKES MOPS, Mothers of Preschoolers, meets from 9:15-11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at Tri-Lakes Chapel. The meetings begin in September and continue through May. Child care is provided. All mothers with children from birth to kindergarten are welcome. Call Melissa at 719-488-2680 or Bengetta at 719-487-1078. PARENTS OF Tourette Children meets every other week. Call Liza at 719-4882945. PIKES PEAK SHARE pregnancy and infant loss support group meets from 7-9 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 5265 N. Union Blvd. in Colorado Springs. Call Melissa at 719-640-7691. ROCKY MOUNTAIN Stroke Club meets from 1:30-3 p.m. Wednesdays at Easter Seals, 225 S. Academy, suite 140. Call Eddy Woodruff at 719-481-4292.


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Gavin LaPorte enjoys the quest for a derby winner, but concentrates on all the strings attached. Photos by Rob Carrigan Christian (with black hat) and Joshua Pettigrew try their luck with salmon eggs Saturday morning. Fresh-caught Rainbow Trout, and even a few Large Mouth Bass were dialed in on local lines.

Casting call at Monument Lake Almost not enough room to swing a pole Saturday for annual derby By Rob Carrigan It was standing room only, and barely that, Saturday morning for the annual TriLakes Chamber of Commerce sponsored fishing derby. “We are very pleased with the turnout today at Monument Lake. There were so many kids and families it was almost difficult to find room to cast,” said Josh Nehring, Aquatic Biologist for Colorado Parks and Wildlife. “We gave away about 150 fishing poles to the young aspiring anglers. It is our hope that we can get these kids hooked on fishing at a young age, and have them grow up to enjoy this outdoor activity. Many of the kids, and parents for that matter, had never been fishing before and were excited to learn how to tie knots, cast and bait a hook,” he said. “Many of the kids were able to catch a fish or two with one hooking into a rainbow trout measuring 15 inches. The heaviest fish weighed over half a pound. Monument lake is stocked with trout about every two weeks during the summer. However we do post the stocking report on our web page. There is also an interactive Fishing Atlas on our web page that anglers can use to search for local spots to try their luck and learn more about these lakes in their area. You can find the Fishing Atlas by using the search function at the top of our web page,” Nehring said.

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Anglers squared off and laced all around the edges of the lake for this year’s annual Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce Fishing Derby at Monument Lake. Paid Advertisement

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Car show draws a crowd A classic Jaguar smiles and shows its grill in front of La Casa Fiesta.

One of a kind 1955 Mercury Montclair with a stock 292 and Edelbrock carburetor and custom air cleaner, sports its original color. The car is owned by Ken Rogers of Colorado Springs.

Car owners have spent precious time and money into restoring their prized possessions. The cars lined up and down Second, Front, transports observers back in time and into a different reality.

Mike Treat’s 1958 Edsel is complete, right down to the picnic gear, coffee pot, kid’s jump seat and exterior, passenger-side, swamp cooler.

Inside engine in a Ford Econline Van Truck interior.

Despite overcast skies, the annual Tri-Lakes Cruisers 2014 Benefit Car Show went on with only a bit of rain, and plenty of shine. The streets of downtown Monument were lined with classic Corvettes and Mustangs, Ford Thunderbirds, Model T’s, Chrysler Prowlers, Willys and many makes and models. In its 13th year now, the car show has raised money for Tri-Lakes Cares and other charities. A total of $24,500 has been given to TLC over the years. “Last year was the highest donation we’ve given to TLC,” Schendzielos. Money raised for the local non-profit comes from the registration that car owners pay to enter a car into the car show. Pre-registration is $20 per car. Last year’s car show brought in 156 cars. Tri-Lakes Cruisers members and non-members enter their cars into the car show. Schendzielos said earlier that cars come from all up and down the Front Range to participate.

Photos by Rob CaRRigan Hickory bed is better than new in Dad’s (Dave Cozad’s) 1954 Chevy pickup. Rob Carrigan


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Braxton Burst in the driver seat of an International Harvester FarmAll tractor, as his grandfather Bill Burst spots for him. Photos by Rob Carrigan

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things to do Editor’s notE: Calendar submissions must be received by noon Wednesday for publication the following week. Send listings to No attachments, please. Listings are free and run on a spaceavailable basis. JunE 13 tributE concErt John Adams Band performs a John Denver tribute concert at 7 p.m. Friday, June 13, at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Highway 105, Palmer Lake. Tickets on sale now. Contact 719-481-0475 or JunE 17 invEntors mEEting Do you have a great idea and need help? Join (no charge) the inventors roundtable discussion at 6 p.m. June 17, at Denny’s one block west of I-25 on Circle Drive in Colorado Springs. More information is available at www. Contact 303-910-8889. JunE 19 Art hop Join Covered Treasures Bookstore staff in welcoming Peter Heller as he signs his latest book, “The Painter” from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, June 19, at 105 Second St., Monument.

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JunE 20 Art glAss The Glass Artists of the Pikes Peak Region presents its 2014 art glass show “The Classical Elements,” which is a tribute to the power of nature, community, and renewal. Several forms of art glass will be featured. Art created with glass reclaimed from the 2013 Black Forest fire will be presented. The opening reception is from 5-8 p.m. Friday, June 20, and the Black Forest Glass Project reception is from 5-8 p.m. Friday, July 18. The show is at MAC-Manitou Springs Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. JunE 20-22 FinE Art Palmer Lake Art Group presents its Symphony in Color Fine Art Show and Sale from June 20-22 at Mountain Community Gallery at Mountain Community Church, 643 Highway 105, Palmer Lake. A reception is from 5-9 p.m. Friday, June 20, and show times are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, June 20; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 21-22. Go to or contact Beth Carroll at 719-440-2120 or

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Train sculpture takes its place on Front Street Owner says it offers a little bit of history and art By Rob carrigan

rcarrigan@colorado Observant train watchers may have noticed a new engine in town in the last few weeks. At the corner of Front Street and Third in Monument, a stylized metal scupture (with powdered coating) of a train engine now resides at the corner near John Dominowski and Suzanne D’Innocenzo building. “We met the designer at a trade show in Dallas and thought is was so appropriate

for Mounument,” D’Innocenzo said. “The artist engineer is Zaza Ergemlidze from New Brittain, Pa. We fell in love with his artistry and attention to detail.” Dimensions of the train are 10 feet long, 56 inches wide and 76 inches high, she said. It was shipped in four different boxes and placed on a track-like base. “We thought it fit the personality of Front Street Square Shopping Center and Train depot’s downtown Monument. were historically placed on ‘Front Street’ in towns in bygone years, so that detail was a factor of placing it there in addition to the railroad and trains running behind the shopping center. We hope the community enjoys our little bit of history and art,” D’Innocenzo said.

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Tancredo proud to be out of step `Not the traditional Republican candidate’ By Vic Vela Over the years, Tom Tancredo has been called an extremist and a racist and countless other pejoratives. And, most recently, a fellow Republican in a crowded GOP field looking to unseat Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper said that a Tancredo nomination “spells disaster for Colorado Republicans.” Tancredo has heard it all before. “I would like to think that there is a pretty significant chunk of the constituency out there who say they support Tom Tancredo because there’s not necessarily an issue as there is an attitude that they happen to like,” Tancredo said during a recent and far-reaching interview with Colorado Community Media. “I’m not afraid to say the things that I say and do the things I do in terms of public policy and I’m someone who has a wellhoned view on these things.” If there has ever been a lightning rod in Colorado politics, it’s Tancredo. A former congressman who represented the state’s 6th Congressional District for 10 years, Tancredo has made a political life out of taking polarizing — and sometimes eyebrow-raising — positions on key issues. And, deciding in 2010 that Dan Maes wasn’t an appropriate choice for the Republican nomination for governor, Tancredo waged a third-party candidacy against

Hickenlooper and finished in second place, well ahead of Maes. Tancredo’s views on issues may come as a surprise to some. He supported Amendment 64, which legalized retail marijuana sales in the state. And Tancredo said in the interview that he doesn’t have a problem with gay marriage, but hopes there is a way to protect those who hold religious convicTancredo tions against gay marriage from having to perform ceremonies. “It’s not my relationship of choice but ... I don’t care what people do,” he said. Tancredo, a resident of Lakewood, is familiar with the issues that he’ll have to deal with as governor. He supports hydraulic fracturing, known as “fracking,” but understands the concerns among certain communities that would like more control over drilling that occurs in their towns. Tancredo used his support of legalized marijuana as example of that balance. “I supported Amendment 64, and one of the reasons I did so was the fact that it provided local control,” he said. “Local communities have a right to say no to establishments if they want. I have that same sort of gut-level reaction to this fracking thing. I can support fracking, but I can also support local control, depending on how it looks, how it’s framed.” Tancredo holds the same philosophy when it comes to education. Tancredo, who worked in the U.S. Department of Education during the administrations of

Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, doesn’t believe in a cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all approach to teaching kids. “The idea of one kind of system, no matter how well-intentioned the people who are in it … the idea that that system can accommodate all the kids in the state is a misinterpretation of the phenomena of education,” he said. Tancredo doesn’t like much of what Hickenlooper has done in office. But he was especially angered by the governor’s decision to grant a temporary reprieve to Nathan Dunlap, a death row inmate who killed four people at an Aurora Chuck E. Cheese’s restaurant in 1993. Tancredo entered the governor’s race after Hickenlooper’s decision, which neither commuted nor went forward with Dunlap’s execution. “I just wish that whatever he did was based on some heartfelt and well-thoughtout position on it, based on, I don’t know, whatever,” Tancredo said. “To say I don’t know what good it would be (to execute Dunlap) ... I think that does not speak well of his integrity.” But the issue Tancredo is known for here and at the national level is illegal immigration. Tancredo is a hard-liner on this issue and some of positions — such as his support for erecting a fence along the Mexican border — concerns some GOP members who worry that the party is already in trouble with Latino voters. In a recent op-ed in the Colorado Springs Gazette, Secretary of State Scott Gessler, who is also running for governor, said that a Tancredo nomination “spells di-

saster for Colorado Republicans.” And a Gazette editorial called on Gessler and Mike Kopp to drop out of the race to make it easier for former Congressman Bob Beauprez to defeat Tancredo. Tancredo believes that those fears are misplaced. And his views on illegal immigration haven’t changed, regardless of the fact that Latinos are growing in electoral strength. “A Republican candidate, any Republican candidate, no matter how pro-amnesty or moderate they are on the issue, however you want to describe it, will get about 35 percent of the Hispanic vote. That’s it,” Tancredo said. “It doesn’t change whether it’s John McCain or Tom Tancredo. “I assure you this, that if all those folks who are coming across that southern border were coming in here and voting Republican, there’d be a wall on that southern border 2,500 feet high with broken glass on the top. Because the issue is political. It’s political, but it’s not racial. That’s the thing that’s important. There’s nothing, absolutely nothing about this issue that has anything to do with race. It is geographic and economic.” Tancredo is not a run-of-the-mill Republican - and that’s exactly why he believes he’s the best guy win back the governor’s mansion for his party. “The only reason why I’m doing this is because I think I can win because I am not the typical Republican candidate,” Tancredo said. “If you run a traditional candidate and a traditional campaign, you will have a traditional outcome — and that is we lose.”

‘Honey badger’ fights for nomination Gessler raises more money than rivals By Vic Vela Scott Gessler is proud to be nicknamed after a ferocious weasel. A few years ago, Democrats started calling the Republican secretary of state the “honey badger,” stemming from a viral YouTube video about the tenacious African mammal. The video’s narrator says that the honey badger always gets what it wants and “has no regard for any other animal, whatsoever.” Gessler — a Denver resident who is often at odds with Gov. John Hickenlooper and other Democratic officeholders — wears the honey badger moniker as a badge of honor. “Because I stand up on principle and people aren’t used to seeing that,” Gessler said in a recent interview. Gessler hopes that Republican primary voters will reward his work as secretary of state and his fighting personality when they head to the polls to select their nominee for governor on June 24. And he believes he’s the right candidate for Republicans to put up against the incumbent Hickenlooper. “Look at Hickenlooper,” Gessler said. “He says he’s a moderate, that’s what he claims. And yet he signs the most liberal agenda in the history of Colorado.” Democrats see Gessler as an easy target for attacks in a general election, mainly over his ethics concerns. Last year, the Colorado Independent Ethics Commission found that Gessler violated state rules for spending about $2,000 of state money for attending a Republican event in Florida. “The ethics commission is fundamentally corrupt,” said Gessler, dismissing the claims against him. Gessler believes that the commission is made up of Hickenlooperfriendly appointees who pick on Republicans while going easy on Democrats. Gessler’s work as secretary of state has also received criticism. Gessler was accused of disenfranchising minority voters when his office sent letters to some registered voters to show proof of their citizenship. He also wants Colorado to adopt a policy that requires voters to show photo ID. Gessler becomes particularly annoyed when people accuse him of being obsessed with voter fraud, in spite of evidence that it doesn’t occur very often. “I grew up in Chicago, so don’t tell me it’s overblown,” Gessler said. “Yes, I know, in Colorado we are so pure it can never happen here. I’ve got all those arguments. We are just so pure in Colorado. We are superior human beings than anywhere else and nothing wrong can ever happen in Colorado. That’s bull----. That’s bull----. The fact of the matter is we are human beings just like everywhere else and we have a capacity for good and evil just like anyone else.” Gessler took over as secretary of state in 2010 after defeating Democratic incumbent Bernie Buescher. He touts

that he is the only Republican running for governor who has won a statewide race. And lately, his electability argument is being backed by money. Gessler has outraised his GOP rivals for two consecutive fundraising periods. On the issues, Gessler “understands people’s concerns” over hydraulic fracturGessler ing, known as “fracking,” but supports the practice, saying, “if we didn’t have oil and gas in Colorado, we’d be dead in the water.” On education, Gessler would like to see more school districts adopt pay-for-performance models for teachers — a controversial method that has been taken up by the school board in Douglas County. And Gessler would like to see students have more choices in the schools they wish to attend.

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Tornado bypasses Teller By Pat Hill Residents in the Lutheran Valley and Turkey Rock area received warning at 1:18 p.m. June 8 to take shelter from a possible tornado heading their way. As the funnel cloud passed over the Florissant area, people in the RV park near Lake George in Park County weren’t so lucky. According to a report in the June 9 edition of the Gazette, the tornado touched down and destroyed six motor homes in the park. Denise Kelly, a resident who lives nearby caught photos of the funnel cloud and sent copies to The Courier that afternoon. According to the National Weather Service, the tornado was one of seven that touched down in Colorado Sunday afternoon, including one north of Palmer Lake.

Marc Dettenrieder, who lives in Florissant, was on his way to Hayden Divide Park to take a run with his dogs about 12:15 p.m. when he received a warning about severe weather in Douglas County. He figured he still had time. . “Three minutes after I let the dogs out of the car this funnel cloud appeared,” he said. “I snapped some photos while the cloud grew substantially.” Forget the run - Dettenrieder gathered up the dogs and headed home. By then, he had received numerous warnings on his cell phone from Teller County. Surprisingly enough, the area didn’t receive much rain. But the incident definitely got his attention “I had never seen a funnel cloud in my life,” said Dettenrieder, whose day job is Teller County commissioner. SEE ADDITIONAL PHOTOS ON PAGE 13

Denise Kelly of Lake George photographed this tornado about 12:30 Sunday, June 8, near Lake George. Photo by Denise Kelly

Beauprez comes back for second chance Hopeful says hometown wrong about fracking By Vic Vela Bob Beauprez wants voters to think of John Elway before casting their ballots in the Republican gubernatorial primary later this month. Beauprez lost a 2006 gubernatorial bid to former Gov. Bill Ritter by 15 points. While he has received the support of key figures in the GOP establishment — recently, he received the support of former presidential candidate Mitt Romney — others have wondered if it’s a good idea to let a guy who lost so badly eight years ago be the state party’s standard-bearer again. When asked in a recent interview why voters should give him another chance, the former congressman reminded Denver Broncos fans that second chances can pay off. “(It’s the) same reason why people who saw John Elway lose that Super Bowl so badly still bought tickets and rejoiced when he finally won one,” Beauprez said. “I’m not John Elway and I’m no Peyton Manning, but I do have a life of experience and success and some of that life experience is making mistakes.” Beauprez said he has learned from

mistakes made during the “painful trial of 2006,” a year that was not good for any Republican, but for him especially. But Beauprez hopes that voters give him a clean slate when Republicans head to the polls for the June 24 GOP primary. Beauprez, a Lafayette resident, grew up on an area dairy farm before becoming a successful banker. He was elected to Congress in 2002, representing Colorado’s 7th Congressional District for two terms before running for governor. Beauprez believes he is the man among a crowded field of Republicans who can defeat Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper in the fall. And Beauprez believes there are a number of areas where Hickenlooper is vulnerable, Beauprez including his “horrible” leadership on the issue of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.” Hickenlooper — a pro-fracking geologist — has hoped that all sides of the fracking debate can find agreement on key issues prior to initiatives being put on the November ballot that would allow communities to have more say over oil and gas drilling. The governor said last month that the ballot measures could have “draconian” results, but Beauprez said Hickenlooper has brought this problem upon himself

due to “failed leadership.” “This issue didn’t just happen,” Beauprez said. “It’s been seven years in the making. Every single year the state government has imposed more regulations on the oil and gas industry. It’s death by 1,000 cuts and now all of the sudden he says it’s draconian. Well, he’s invited it.” Beauprez believes that fracking is a safe practice that benefits the state economically. “Fracking isn’t as complicated if you let science guide the policy ... not myths and hyperbole and a social agenda,” he said. That viewpoint is at odds with residents of his hometown of Lafayette, the majority of whom voted to support a citywide fracking ban in 2012. “This isn’t the first time we’ve voted based on emotion and that’s what this is,” he said of communities that have placed moratoriums on the practice. On education, Beauprez, like other Republican candidates, believes that parents should have more choices available as to where they send their kids to school. He also believes that there should be property tax relief for parents who teach their children from home. And, if elected governor, Beauprez said his wife Claudia will head an initiative that would provide books to parents after children are born so they “can read to a child before they get to school.” Beauprez is particularly concerned about reading scores among schoolchil-

dren in Colorado and believes that the education system needs to be reformed. “Do we want to fund education? Sure, everybody does,” he said. “But the problem is, we keep saying it’s for the children yet we keep failing the children. And when is somebody going to say enough?” Like other Republicans, Beauprez is pro-death penalty and believes that Hickenlooper made a mistake last year by not going forward with the execution of Nathan Dunlap — the man who killed four people at an Aurora Chuck E. Cheese’s restaurant in 1993. Beauprez, coming from a business background, believes that government rules are harming businesses and, if elected, would work “to get anti-business regulations of our books.” Beauprez understands that Democrats have a demographic advantage at the state level. The majority of women and minorities — especially a growing Latino voter base — have rejected Republican policies during recent statewide elections. But Beauprez believes such loyalty “hasn’t paid off.” “And I’m looking forward to taking the fight to a Democratic incumbent governor and calling him on that and offering a better solution, better leadership,” he said. “Opportunity in this country was never just reserved for the precious few. It was supposed to be opportunity for everybody ...”

Kopp hopes vision pays off with voters People feel they’ve been forgotten, candidate says By Vic Vela It makes sense for a guy with the least amount of name recognition among a crowded field of Republican candidates for governor to spend time with Coloradans whom he believes have been considered an afterthought. Recently, Mike Kopp kicked off a six-day bike tour called “We are Colorado.” The tour covered 436 miles across the state and focused on places that aren’t called Denver or Boulder. Rather, Kopp rode around and talked to folks in places like Lamar and Holly. “It’s a reflection of the fact that so many people around the state feel like they’re forgotten,” Kopp, a resident of the Golden area, said in a recent interview. “It’s the elites in the city, and in Washington and on the East Coast, who make the decisions for them, and they’re the ones left picking up the pieces for big government decisions.” Kopp believes that Democratic-led policies — particularly gun-control legislation and renewable energy mandates on rural electric cooperatives — have angered

those who live in lightly populated parts of the state. “The sentiment out there is largely that you’ve got a party in Denver and the Democrats seem to pay more heed to Barack Obama and Michael Bloomberg as opposed to the values of our own state,” Kopp said. Kopp believes his message will resonate with Republican voters, who on June 24 will select their preferred candidate to match up against Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper this fall. Kopp is a former state Senate minority leader, Kopp having represented Senate District 22 from 2007 through 2011, when he resigned after his wife, Kimberly, died of cancer. He has since remarried. Prior to holding office, Kopp served in the Gulf War as an Army Ranger. In April, Republican state assembly-goers gave Kopp the top line on the GOP primary ballot. That surprised many political observers, seeing as how Kopp’s name isn’t as well-known as his three opponents: Tom Tancredo, Bob Beauprez and Scott Gessler. But name recognition doesn’t matter to Kopp. “I’d certainly put my record up against

any of my opponents in this race in that regard,” he said. Kopp is a “firm believer” in hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” saying that the ownership of mineral resources is “a sacred right.” “So we now have a bunch of ballot initiatives out there that would make it more difficult, if not impossible, for energy producers to get this property that they own,” Kopp said. On education issues, Kopp, who served on the state Senate Education Committee, said that students are not being tested properly. He said that assessment tests miss the point when they evaluate the results after the school year, after the student has already moved on to the next grade. Kopp said it would be better practice to provide teachers and students with “realtime information on a child’s academic trajectory,” so adjustments can be made during the school year. Kopp also wants to give school districts more flexibility in deciding how teachers are paid and kept. “There is no grater factor in education than the quality of the teacher and I think it’s critical that our policy reflects an ability to pay excellent teachers more money,” he said. “And we should have the ability to fire teachers that are failing the kids.” Kopp is also highly critical of Hicken-

looper’s decision to grant a temporary reprieve for Nathan Dunlap, a death row inmate who killed four people at a Chuck E. Cheese’s restaurant in 1993. “This is just kind of typical of the way the governor tries to handle these sticky issues, by creating a new, gray scale,” Kopp said. “The governor should have made a decision. I would have set the execution date.” Kopp holds conservative views on many issues, including abortion. He is an unapologetic pro-life Republican. But, while that may work to his advantage in a Republican primary, recent general elections have shown that when reproductive rights are made a key issue in a campaign, Republicans fall short. But Kopp said his message is bigger than just one issue. “It’s funny because the Democrats have had the same sort of playbook year after year,” he said. “It’s something they tried a lot on me in 2006. I made the main theme in my race the idea of fighting Washington, defending freedoms and empowering people. “I have a very high regard for life and embracing life, but the bigger issue is what you offer to our state that helps the greatest amount of people, and that’s what my campaign has been about.”


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Shoup Road reopens: Construction continues for several weeks Staff report Shoup Road between Milam and Homes is now re-opened for traffic. It opened Friday, June 6. Until that time traffic through the area was being detoured along Burgess

Road. Construction work will continue in the area for several weeks after the road reopened as workers replace an undersized culvert with a set of five concrete culverts designed to handle the increased flow of

stormwater as a result of the Black Forest burn scar. Drivers are reminded to continue to use caution and watch for flaggers when driving through the construction area. R.E. Monks Construction is the contrac-

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LEO (Jul 23 to Aug 22) Although your financial picture begins to brighten, “thrift” and “caution” are still the watchwords for fiscally astute Leos and Leonas to live by. Expect news about a family matter. VIRGO (Aug 23 to Sept 22) Before you try to blame a colleague for a workplace problem, make sure you have the proof to back you up. Make some quiet inquiries on your own to try to solicit more information. LIBRA (Sept 23 to Oct 22) Trying to cheer up a depressed friend or downcast family member can be difficult. But keep at it, and your efforts should soon pay off in ways you might have never expected. SCORPIO (Oct 23 to nov 21) Taking a new look at an old and frequently recurring problem might lead you to consider making some surprising changes in the way you had been handling it up till now. SAGITTARIUS (nov 22 to Dec 21) Despite what the naysayers might say, setting your sights on a new goal could be one of the smartest things the typically sagacious Sagittarian has done in a long time.

Public Notice DISTRICT COURT, EL PASO COUNTY, STATE OF COLORADO Court Address: 270 South Tejon Colorado Springs, CO 80901 Court Phone: 719-448-7700

CAPRICORN (Dec 22 to Jan 19) Rebuilding an unraveling relationship won’t be easy. But you can do it, if you really want to. Just remember to keep the lines of communication open between the two of you.


AQUARIUS (Jan 20 to Feb 18) A new friendship could develop into a close relationship. Meanwhile, reassure an old friend who might be feeling neglected that he or she is still an important part of your life. PISCES (Feb 19 to Mar 20) You might be feeling that you’re still in over your head as you continue trying to adjust to your new situation. But the pressures ease by week’s end, giving you time to come up for air.

Attorney: Brianna L. Schaefer Firm: HindmanSanchez P.C. Address: 5610 Ward Road, Suite 300 Arvada, Colorado 80002-1310 Phone Number: 303.432.8999 Fax Number: 303.432.0999 E-mail: Atty. Reg. No.: 34078 Our File No.: 3276.0006

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Case No.: 2014CV030689 * Div: 17


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DISTRICT COURT, EL PASO COUNTY, STATE OF COLORADO Court Address: 270 South Tejon Colorado Springs, CO 80901 Court Phone: 719-448-7700

All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to District Court of El Paso, County, Colorado on or before September 28, 2014, or the claims may be forever barred.


Personal Representative: Sheila M. Venezia 116 N. Nevada Avenue Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Legal Notice No.: 932296 First Publication: May 28, 2014 Last Publication: June 11, 2014 Publisher: Tri-Lakes Tribune PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Vernon L. Tilford, aka Vernon Lopez Tilford, aka Vernon Tilford, aka Pat Tilford, Deceased Case Number: 2014 PR 30540 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of El Paso County, Colorado on or before October 7, 2014 or the claims may be forever barred. Charles K. Hammond Personal Representative 1162 W. Kettle Ave. Littleton, Colorado 80120 Legal Notice No: 932291 First Publication: May 28, 2014 Last Publication: June 11, 2014 Publisher: Tri-Lakes Tribune

You are hereby summoned and required to appear and defend against the claims of Plaintiff, as set forth in the Complaint filed with the Court in this action, by filing with the Clerk of this Court an Answer or other response. You are required to file your Answer or other response within twenty-one (21) days after service upon you if within the State of Colorado, or within thirty-five (35) days after service upon you if outside the State of Colorado or if served by publication pursuant to C.R.C.P. 4(g). If served by publication, service shall be complete on the day of the last publication. A copy of the Complaint may be obtained from the Clerk of the Court.

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If you fail to file your Answer or other response to the Complaint in writing within the time required, judgment by default may be rendered against you by the Court for the relief demanded in the Complaint without further notice. This is an action affecting the real property described in the Complaint and is a proceeding in rem. Dated this 28th day of February, 2014. Respectfully submitted, HINDMANSANCHEZ P.C.

Attorney: Brianna L. Schaefer Firm: HindmanSanchez P.C. Address: 5610 Ward Road, Suite 300 Arvada, Colorado 80002-1310 Phone Number: 303.432.8999 Fax Number: 303.432.0999 E-mail: Atty. Reg. No.: 34078 Our File No.: 3276.0006

Original signature of Brianna L. Schaefer is on file with the law offices of HindmanSanchez P.C. pursuant to C.R.C.P. 121, §1-26(7). /s/ Brianna L. Schaefer Brianna L. Schaefer, No. 34078 ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF PEBBLE RUN CONDOMINIUM OWNERS' ASSOCIATION, INC.

Case No.: 2014CV030689 * Div: 17

Address of Plaintiff: Pebble Run Condominium Owners' Association, Inc. c/o Z&R Property Management 6015 Lehman Drive, Suite 205 Colorado Springs, CO 80918

SUMMONS THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANTS: You are hereby summoned and required to appear and defend against the claims of Plaintiff, as set forth in the Complaint filed with the Court in this action, by filing with the Clerk of this Court an Answer or other response. You are required to file your Answer or other response within twenty-one (21) days after service upon you if within the State of Colorado, or within thirty-five (35) days after service upon you if outside the State of Colorado or if served by publication pursuant to C.R.C.P. 4(g). If served by publication, service shall be complete on the day of the last publication. A copy of the Complaint may be obtained from the Clerk of the Court. If you fail to file your Answer or other response to the Complaint in writing within the time required, judgment by default may be rendered against you by the Court

Legal Notice No.: 932290 First Publication: May 28, 2014 Last Publication: June 25, 2014 Publisher: The Tri-Lakes Tribune

Government Legals PUBLIC NOTICE 2014-15 FISCAL YEAR SCHOOL DISTRICT BUDGET Notice is hereby given that a proposed budget has been submitted to the Board of Education of Lewis-Palmer Consolidated School District No. 38 for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2014, and ending June 30, 2015, and is available for public inspection at the District Administration Office. A public

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Notice is hereby given that a proposed budget has been submitted to the Board of Education of Lewis-Palmer Consolidated School District No. 38 for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2014, and ending June 30, 2015, and is available for public inspection at the District Administration Office. A public hearing on the proposed budget will be held during the regular meeting of the Board of Education of said District at the Administration Office, 146 Jefferson Street, Monument, Colorado, on June 19, 2014, at 6:00 pm. Such proposed budget will be considered for adoption at the same meeting following the public hearing. Any person paying school taxes in said District may at any time prior to the final adoption of the budget file or register his/her objections thereto. Dated: May 23, 2014 /s/Robb Pike, Secretary Board of Education Lewis-Palmer Consolidated Schools El Paso County School District No. 38 Monument, Colorado 80132 Legal Notice No.: 932300 First Publication: June 4, 2014 Last Publication: June 11, 2014 Publisher: The Tri-Lakes Tribune Public Notice TOWN OF MONUMENT ORDINANCE 20 - 2014 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING A ZONE CHANGE FOR THE LAKE OF THE ROCKIES SUBDIVISION FROM PCD TO PD INTRODUCED, PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED on this 2nd day of June, 2014, by the Board of Trustees of the Town of Monument by a vote of 7 for and 0 against. Legal Notice No.: 932306 First Publication: June 11, 2014 Last Publication: June 11, 2014 Publisher: The Tri-Lakes Tribune

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To advertise your public notices call 303-566-4100 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING A

Government Legals PUBLIC NOTICE The Safe Drinking Water Act of 1996 required all utilities in America provide Consumer Confidence Reports (CCR) to their customers by June 30, 2014. These reports discuss in layman’s language important information about the source and quality of the Town of Palmer Lake’s drinking water. They also point out any specific water quality issues that may have arisen and how Palmer Lake is dealing with them to protect public health. CCR’s contain the most accurate and up?to-date information available to consumers interested in the quality of their tap water and explains how Palmer Lake has worked to improve it. We, at Palmer Lake, want you to know the facts about your water. Therefore, if you haven’t received a CCR, or if you have questions about the quality of drinking water in the Palmer Lake service area, you should feel free to look this information up on our website at– or contact Palmer Lake at PO Box 208, Palmer Lake, CO 80133 or call 719-481-2953. Sincerely, Town of Palmer Lake Water Department Legal Notice No.: 932305 First Publication: June 11, 2014 Last Publication: June 11, 2014 Publisher: The Tri-Lakes Tribune Public Notice TOWN OF MONUMENT ORDINANCE 21 - 2014 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING A PRELIMINARY/FINAL PLAT FOR THE LAKE OF THE ROCKIES SUBDIVISION FILING NO. 1 INTRODUCED, PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED on this 2nd day of June, 2014, by the Board of Trustees of the Town of Monument by a vote of 7 for, and 0 against Legal Notice No.: 932307 First Publication: June 11, 2014 Last Publication: June 11, 2014


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INTRODUCED, PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED on this 2nd day of June, 2014, by the Board of Trustees of the Town of Monument by a vote of 7 for, and 0 against Legal Notice No.: 932307 First Publication: June 11, 2014 Last Publication: June 11, 2014 Publisher: The Tri-Lakes Tribune

Public Notice TOWN OF MONUMENT ORDINANCE 22 - 2014 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING A FINAL PD SITE PLAN FOR THE LAKE OF THE ROCKIES SUBDIVISION FILING NO. 1 INTRODUCED, PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED on this 2nd day of June, 2014, by the Board of Trustees of the Town of Monument by a vote of 6 for and 1 against; Trustee Bornstein. Legal Notice No.: 932308 First Publication: June 11, 2014 Last Publication: June 11, 2014 Publisher: The Tri-Lakes Tribune

Public Notice TOWN OF MONUMENT ORDINANCE 23-2014 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 17.52.040 – LANDSCAPING REQUIREMENTS INTRODUCED, APPROVED, AND ADOPTED this 2nd day of June, 2014 by the Board of Trustees of the Town of Monument by a vote of 7 for and 0 against. Legal Notice No.: 932309 First Publication: June 11, 2014 Last Publication: June 11, 2014 Publisher: The Tri-Lakes Tribune


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Palmer Lake Star on Memorial Night makes its debut with 91 LED bulbs from the Green Panthers of PLES. Photo by Bill Benson

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