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Did Manitou Springs pave way for Palmer Lake to legalize pot? Issue heats up over marijuana sales in area By Danny Summers

Dsummers@ colorado Now that Manitou Springs has allowed legalized sales of marijuana, will other municipalities in El Paso County follow suit? That is the question on a lot of people’s minds in the Tri-Lakes area these days. On Jan. 21, the Manitou Springs City Council voted 6-1 to allow retail marijuana stores in

the city. Sales will be limited to just two shops, neither of which will be allowed in the busy downtown district. On Jan. 1, pot merchants in the state — mostly Denver — opened their doors to legalized recreational marijuana sales. El Paso County and other communities in the Pikes Peak region, however, banned the retail shops. Amendment 64, which was passed in November 2012, gives individual municipalities the power to make their own decisions on whether to allow retail pot. City officials in Manitou Springs have said that 68 percent of its residents support Amend-

ment 64. Palmer Lake Planning Commissioner Jim Adams is a proponent of allowing retail marijuana sales in Palmer Lake. “The only question for town council or the citizenry to consider is whether or not to profit from (the tax of) cannabis sales in Palmer Lake in a well-regulated environment, or remain untaxed and unregulated on the black market,” Adams said. Dino Salvatori, owner of Palmer Lake Wellness Center said that legalized sales of marijuana in the Pot continues on Page 5

Manitou Springs became the first El Paso County municipality to allow the legalized sales of marijuana in its city. Is Palmer Lake next? Courtesy photo

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Wescott Fire gets its BARK Tri-Lakes based Animal Angels Resource Foundation presents kit to help to save animals’ lives

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The Wescott Fire Protection District Station 1 now has a BARK! As in Breath of Air Recovery Kit. Wescott got its BARK in a presentation on Jan. 17 when the Tri-Lakesbased Animal Angels Resource Foundation presented the deThose interested in partment with sponsoring a BARK for the lifesaving the community can conequipment for tact pets caught in or fire and disaster. for more information, or “When dicall Whipker at 719-661saster strikes, 1131 or 855-4PetHelp. family pets can become victims too,” said Janet Whipker, president of Animal Angels Resource Foundation. “Animal companions can die in fires from smoke asphyxiation and are often victims of pet emergency situations. “Firefighters, first responders and other search and rescue groups can feel helpless when confronted with an animal victim and want to help, but often lack the proper equipment to do so.” Whipker presented the BARK kit to Firefighter Wayne Krzemien, Fire Chief Vinny Burns and sponsor donor Kenneth Kowaiski. The kit is on Ladder Truck 1. The BARK kit is designed for animals instead of human faces and provides the opportunity to more efficiently administer oxygen to the animal. “This gives us more of an opportunity

Space is at a premium at Discovery Canyon Campus. And since expansion is not an option at the present time, a portable building will be installed at the elementary portion of the school. That word came down on Jan. 14 when DCC elementary principal Christina Serola sent out an Academy District 20 alert informing parents of the new development. The Tribune called Serola for comments, but questions were directed to District 20 spokesperson Nannette Anderson. “Estimates from the facilities department are that the portable purchase, placement, equipment, and furnishings — so that it’s complete for students and staff on the first day of school in August 2014 — is $130,000,” Anderson said. “That includes handicap accessible ramps and railings, as required by law, and all security measures noted in the 20Alert.” In her email, Serola noted the portable will be new; not one moved from another school. “Academy District 20 has very specific guidelines for the type and color of its portables so that they blend in with existing buildings,” Serola said in her email. “This addition will be used as permanent classrooms for fourth or fifth graders when school starts in August 2014. It will not be used for any Discovery courses.” Portables are not uncommon to many District 20 and District 38 schools that have had to deal with overcrowding issues because of a spike in population in the TriLakes area. “Portables are often added when enrollments peak in emerging new neighborhoods,” Serola said in her email. District 20 has portable buildings at


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The Wescott Fire Protection Agency received a Breath of Air Recovery Kit (BARK) from the Animal Angels Resource Foundation on Jan. 17. Pictured from left to right is firefighter Wayne Krzemien, fire chief Vinny Burns and sponsor donor Kenneth Kowalski. Courtesy photos

The Breath of Air Recovery Kit (BARK) is designed for animals instead of human faces and provides the opportunity to more efficiently administer oxygen to the animal.

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Colorado State Senator Kent Lambert, R-Colorado, center wearing blue jacket, who represents District 9, is introducing two bills during the General Assembly that could have a huge impact on the way future forest fires are fought. Courtesy photo


Republican legislators held a press conference at the State Capitol in Denver on Jan. 24 to discuss bills they are sponsoring this session aimed at combating wildfires in Colorado. Colorado, as has been well documented, is at risk every season for devastating fires that destroy property, forests, natural resources and lives. So far 12 wildfire related bills have been introduced to the Colorado General Assembly. Two of them have been introduced by State Sen. Kent Lambert, who oversees the 9th District. Lambert presented the details of his bill, SB 77, to allow concurrent jurisdiction with U.S. Forest Service land and Bureau of Land Management land. “It’s common sense to allow local officials and firefighters access to federal land when our citizens and our natural resources are in danger,” Lambert said. “The federal government should be looking for ways to mitigate damage on its own land and damage to our communities here in Colorado. “Since there has been a reduction by the federal government in the resources they’ve allocated to manage and protect forests within the state, action is required by our state and this bill helps remedy the current problem.” Lambert is also sponsoring SB 45, which would make the fire chief responsible for seeking county assistance when fires exceed the capabilities of the fire protection district, and places the sheriff as principal coordinator of federal, state or local response to wildfire. Also on hand at the press conference were State Sen. Steve King (Grand Junction), State Sen. Ellen Roberts (Durango), Rep. Frank McNulty (Highlands Ranch), Douglas County Commissioner Roger Partridge and Douglas County Sheriff David Weaver. Here is a list of the fire related bills that have been introduced. HB 1001: Would create an income tax credit for people whose property was destroyed by a natural disaster. The credit would be equal to the property tax liability for the year

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state remain at about $1 million each day. Salvatori does not believe the legalized sale of marijuana will cause the little town to be overcome with those seeking to buy pot. “Most of our traffic will be coming from the Parker/Castle Rock area, as this is already the case with medical marijuana,” Salvatori said. As confident as Salvatori appears with minimal traffic flow, other residents are not convinced. “It will no longer be a charming community. It will be gone forever,” said one man at the Jan. 18 town hall meeting in Palmer Lake. The man, who was passionate in his plea to not allow the legal sales of marijuana in Palmer Lake, was concerned that as many as 40,000 additional automobiles

could descend upon the town of about 2,400 each month. Others at the town hall meeting spoke of the “seedy” atmosphere that might overtake the town, as well as the negative publicity. The concern over additional traffic in the Tri-Lakes area appears to be a legitimate concern. Manitou Springs Police Chief Joe Ribeiro has said that his department is gearing up for dramatic increase in traffic when retail shops open in his city, which could be as early as April. When shops first opened in January there were huge lines of folks waiting to buy pot. “Everybody in the Tri-Lakes area is concerned with the direction Palmer Lake goes,” said Palmer Lake Town councilmember Michael Maddox, who vehemently opposes legalized marijuana sales in his town. On April 8, residents of Palmer Lake will vote on the issue in a mail-in ballot election.

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Storms never last, or do they? Life is for one generation. A good name (or a bad one) is forever. The area known as “the Divide” has a historically strong name or reputation for inclement Colorado weather. The snowstorm last week, though a little one, serves as a reminder that at almost any time of year, we might be able to expect frosty conditions. Recall recent history with the blizzard of October of 1997 when nearly 300 people needed refuge from the storm and spent most of the weekend in the Falcon Inn and the Monument Town Hall. Rescue workers worked non-stop for days and some nearby areas spent the next week digging out. Heavy snowfall over Monument and Palmer Lake with 52 inches of snow with 15 foot drifts in Palmer Lake, 48 inches of snow with 6 to 10 foot drifts in Monument. But it has carried that reputation for a long time. Dec. 3-5, 1913, is perhaps a good example, as the “granddaddy of blizzards,” as the National Weather Service calls it, reached from Cheyenne, Wyoming to

Trinidad, Colorado with snow, and wind gusts to 50 mph. Snow drifts reached to the eaves on houses, and were as high as the tops of trolley cars. In Monument, historic photos show the main street in Monument buried. Numerous trains stalled at different locations in eastern Colorado because of the heavy snowfall. Lee Whiteley’s excellent 1999 book, “The Cherokee Trail, Bent’s Old Fort to Fort Bridger,” considers the unpredictability of weather here as it related to early pioneers traveling the Cherokee Trail through “the Pinery” or Black Forest as it is known today. “Bad weather conditions were a real

problem for trail travelers. Although most of the travel through eastern Colorado was during the spring and summer months, violent storms could occur at any time,” he wrote. As early as 1842, Rufus Sage noted the same problem. “The country hereabouts … is much subject to storms of rain, hail, snow, and wind, — and it is rarely a person can pass through it without being caught by a storm of some kind. And get caught, they did. Capt. Randolph B. Marcy’s expedition through the area in 1858 is a well-known example. “This is a locality which is very subject to severe storms, and it is here that I encountered the most severe snow-storm that I have ever known, on the first day of May, 1858. I would advise travelers to hasten past this spot as rapidly as possible during the winter and spring months, as a storm might prove very serious here,” Marcy wrote and Whiteley include that account in his book. “It was a mild and pleasant spring day,

with no appearance of bad weather, but as night approached it became cloudy, and about dark a snow storm set in accompanied by a violent gale of wind from the north, which increased until it became a perfect tempest, and continued without cessation for 60 hours.” Charles Michael Fagan, a muleskinner with that expedition, froze to death in that storm trying to recover horses and mules spooked by the severe weather. His grave on the trail at the base of Point of Rocks became a landmark for generations that followed. Fagan was not the only one to lose their life in a severe storm on “the Divide.” Mrs. A.C. Hunt wrote the following on June 25, 1859, in her journal. “Traveled 15 miles to a pine forest – very beautiful but sad from number of graves here – 8 are in view of persons who have frozen to death, one as late as June Third, ’59. The changes are so sudden even in the summer that from being warm it will be so cold as to benumb the body before fire can be made to warm it.”

1961 U.S. Figure Skating team frozen in time With the start of the Sochi (Russia) Winter Olympics on Feb. 7, I couldn’t help but reflect on one of the saddest days in the history of the United States Figure Skating program. The date that remains frozen in time is Feb. 15, 1961. That was when all 18 members of the U.S. Figure Skating team — and 16 family members, coaches and officials — died in a fiery plane crash in Belgium. There was no indication of trouble on board Sabena Flight 548 until it approached the Brussels airport that morning. The figure skating team was anxiously anticipating the upcoming World Figure Skating Championships in Prague, Czechoslovakia. The pilot, Louis Lambrechts, had to circle the airport while waiting for a small plane to clear the runway. Then, according to a pilot on the ground, Jacques Genot, the plane began to climb and bank erratically like a “bucking bronco.” It crashed suddenly in a field near the hamlet of Berg. The wreckage burst into flames. All 72 aboard were killed instantly. A farmer working in the fields was killed by a piece of aluminum shrapnel,

and another farmer had his leg amputated by flying debris from the plane. The crash was the first fatal accident involving a Boeing 707 in regular passenger service. The plane was bound from New York to Prague with a stopover in Brussels. The exact cause of the crash was never determined beyond reasonable doubt, but investigators suspected that the aircraft may have been brought down by a failure of the stabilizer adjusting mechanism. Genot could tell that there was the inevitable, horrible fate awaiting Flight 548. Genot cringed as he watched the Lambrechts abort his approach to Runway 20 and try to land on adjacent Runway 25 — which wasn’t operational.


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The skaters who were lost were the most promising of the American figure skating scene. Many of the skaters had grown into their skates at the Broadmoor World Arena. They had participated in the 1961 U.S. Figure Skating Championships just two weeks before at the Broadmoor World Arena. They had become close friends with many in the Pikes Peak region. The dead included, most notably; ninetime U.S. ladies’ champion Mrs. Maribel Vinson-Owen, and her two daughters — reigning U.S. ladies’ champion Laurence Owen, and reigning U.S. pairs champions Maribel Y. Owen, as well as her partner Dudley Richards; Laurence Owen was the marquee member of the team. Her beaming picture adorned the cover of the Feb. 13, 1961, issue of Sports Illustrated, which was on display at newsstands in airports across the planet. She was merely 16 years old. Other stars killed were reigning U.S. men’s champion Bradley Lord; U.S. men’s silver medalist Gregory Kelley and his sister Nathalie; U.S. ladies’ silver medalist Stephanie Westerfeld and her sister Sha-

ron; U.S. ladies’ bronze medalist Rhode Lee Michelson; and U.S. ice dancing champions Diane Sherbloom and Larry Pierce. Others skaters and family members to perish were: Douglas Ramsay; Ila Ray, Ray Hadley Jr. and their mother Mrs. Ray Hadley; Roger H. Campbell and his mother Mrs. Alexander Campbell; Dona Lee Carrier; Robert and Patricia Major Dineen; Laurie and William H. Hickox. Others left dead that were involved with the program included: figure skating coach Edi Scholdan and his son, Jimmy; team manager Deane McMinn; World referee Walter S. Powell; World dance judge Harold Hartshorne and his wife, Louise; National judge Edward LeMaire and his son Richard; coach William Kipp; administrator Daniel C. Ryan; former Broadmoor Ice Palace professional C. William Swallender. As news of the crash spread, the world was shocked. Baudouin I, King of the Belgians, and his consort, Queen Fabiola, Summers continues on Page 7

Tale of the wandering buffalo Today there are many herds of buffalo preserved all over North America. Some of the largest are in South Dakota, Wyoming and here in Colorado. The situation was quite different 100 years ago. An interesting story has turned up of the last of the “wild” mountain buffalo. Back in those days the mountain buffalo was thought to be larger, heavier and had darker and heavier fur on their hides than their prairie relatives. A herd of several hundred were said to roam the south slopes of Pikes Peak when the first settlers arrived in 1859. In 1921, there were reports of a lone buffalo roaming the slopes of Pikes Peak. The last known sighting was in 1879 when three were sighted on the back of the mountain. Two of them were reported to have been killed by a rancher in the area. The heads and skins of these two, a bull and a calf, were sent to Washington, D.C. for examination. It was decided at that time that the mountain variety was indeed the same as those on the prairie. The prominent hotels, taverns, and even railroad stations exhibited buffalo heads on their walls. When more settlers arrived along the Front Range, they found buffalo skulls scattered on the hills. The Indians reported a heavy blizzard in the 1840s killed many buffalo and antelope. The last sighting of herds in El Paso County’s

prairie country was in 1873 when a lone wanderer was killed, just south of Fountain. A rancher spotted the animal and gave chase. The bull turned and charged the rider, knocking him from his horse. W.W. Perkins, the rider, manage to aim his rifle at the bull and shoot. It dropped dead within a few feet of him. The animal spotted in 1921 seems to have eluded hunters. Reports of its sighting continued to make news through the winter from the Arkansas River as far north as the Yampa. The reports stopped in the spring. The Ute Indians hunted buffalo in the hills along the Front Range, south of present-day Canon City. It seems the animals moved into this area in the fall, and small herds could be found in these hills on down into New Mexico. This ended as more settlers arrived, moving both the Indians and the buffalo to other areas. Today herds of buffalo can be seen in South Park. They are raised commercially.


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Students head south for shadow days Annual event takes place at St. Mary’s High School By Amy Partain It’s unusual for a high school senior anatomy class to bring back memories of eighth grade. But for Carina Friend — a former Monument Academy student and Tri-Lakes resident — anatomy has done just that. The class brings back memories of her eighth-grade “shadow day” when she visited St. Mary’s High School and went to class with her older brother. “At the beginning of my shadow day I was with my older brother who was a senior taking anatomy and that day they were dissecting a cat,” Friend said. “The teachers like to get the shadow students involved so they had me help. This year I have anatomy, and it reminds me of that experience on my shadow day.” St. Mary’s, a parochial high school in Colorado Springs, has several shadow days each year. This week, about 75 students from St. Peter’s in Monument, as well as public schools in the Tri-Lakes area, will visit the St. Mary’s campus and decide if it is where they would like to spend their high-school career. Friend is now a shadow day ambassador and loves the idea of showing potential students around the pretty campus. The thought of dissecting a cat wasn’t scary to Carina at all. No, for Friend the scariest part of high school was not knowing her way around. “Not knowing where my classes were was the scariest thing for me,” said Friend about her first few days at St. Mary’s as a freshman. “The more I saw of the school, the better I felt.” And that’s what made her shadow day at St. Mary’s so important. Each year seventhand eighth-grade students who consider attending St. Mary’s for high school can see the school in action during a shadow day. That day, the visiting student will shadow an ambassador, an older student who shows the younger student around. Upcoming shadow days are set for Jan. 30, Feb. 7, and March 7. While a shadow day isn’t without stress,

Friend remembers her day as a great experience. “One extra helpful thing my ambassador did was to introduce me to a lot of people,” said Friend, whose sister is a seventh-grade student at St. Peter’s. “I did get lost once when I shadowed. The halls were really crowded, but the student I shadowed was really good about checking to make sure I was with her so I wasn’t lost for long.” Friend now uses her shadow day experience as a guide when she’s showing students around. The day includes attending classes with the Ambassador, having lunch in The Cover, and meeting teachers and coaches who will be important during the shadow student’s high school career. In fact, communication with a shadow student starts the night before they visit St. Mary’s. The ambassador’s call their visiting student to introduce themselves and to see if the student has any questions. Friend said her best advice to students who attend a shadow day is to be prepared. “My advice is to come with a lot of questions and don’t be afraid to ask them,” she said. “Really think about what you want. Learn as much as you can about St. Mary’s. The more I learned, the more excited I got that I was coming.” The shadow day program as it is executed now has been in place at St. Mary’s for about four years. Currently eighth-grade students from feeder schools visit as a group on a set day. Previously eighth-grade students were encouraged to shadow, but visits were usually down individually as arranged by parents. Robyn Cross, director of admissions at St. Mary’s, said the change in the program came about after a group of parents suggested it would be more fun if the eighth-grade students came as a group. “It just seemed like it would be better if the eighth-graders were here with their friends and experiencing the day together,” Cross said. While there are set shadow days for students at the Catholic middle schools, any eighth-grade student who is thinking of attending St. Mary’s can shadow a student. To schedule a shadow day, contact Robyn Cross at 719-635-7540, Ext. 16.

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rushed to the scene of the disaster and provided comfort to the families of the local farmers who had died and been injured. President John F. Kennedy issued a statement of condolence from the White House. One of the skaters killed in the crash, Dudley Richards, was a personal friend of President Kennedy and his brother, Ted Kennedy, from summers spent at Hyannis Port, Mass. The loss of the U.S. team was considered so catastrophic for the sport that the 1961 World Figure Skating Championships were cancelled in memory of the American team. Following the crash, unsolicited memorial contributions began to arrive to aid the U.S. Figure Skating Association — based in Colorado Springs near The Broadmoor — in its training to recover from the horrible loss. On. Feb. 23, 1961, F. Ritter Shumway,

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10 elementary schools. The buildings have phones, alarms and security cameras. According to Anderson, Serola has received only one telephone call from a concerned parent. It had to do with handicap accessibility. There is speculation that the Flying Horse Home Owners Association might

the president of the USFSA, established the 1961 U.S. Figure Skating Team Memorial. It is known today as the USFSA Memorial Fund. Today, more than 50 years later, the memorial fund continues to provide qualified U.S. figure skating skaters who are in need of financial aid with monetary assistance to pursue their goals both inside and outside the competitive arena. The fund is committed to awarding skating and academic scholarships to those athletes who have demonstrated excellent competitive results and/or academic achievements, and who have future potential in national and international competition. Several years ago, a granite bench shaped as a skate blade was placed near the Broadmoor Lake to commemorate that 1961 team. It has the names engraved of all the skaters and coaches who died in the plane crash. It stands as a grave marker. To watch videos of some of the skaters at the 1961 U.S. Championships at the Broadmoor World Arena go to www. and search for “1961 U.S. Figure Skating.”

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Fox Run park a hit with animals, humans By Danny Summers

Dsummers@ Most mornings, regardless of weather, Janet Holmes can be seen at Fox Run Dog Park with her cocker spaniel, Robby, and Weimaraner, Emma. The three of them take at least two laps around the 5-acre fenced park, enjoying scenery and the company of other dogs and their owners. “It’s nice and clean,” Holmes said. “It’s nice meeting people and other dogs.” On Jan. 22, Holmes made a new friend in Dana Malfeld and her standard poodle, Ruby. “I come out here twice a week since it opened,” Malfeld said. “It’s very nice and the people are very responsible.” The dog park opened Nov. 22 of last year when El Paso County officials welcomed everyone to bring their dogs to a ribbon-cutting at the park. The facility provides 5 acres for dogs to get off the leash and run free. The project was made possible by $2,500 from the Partners in the Park program, and money provided by Heuberger Motors. County officials said the dog park

was added to Fox Run’s master plan after residents in northern El Paso County wanted a safe place to let their dogs run and play off leash. Fox Run Dog Park is a facility similar to the one in Bear Creek Regional Park in southwestern Colorado Springs. “The dogs get along well and I’ve never seen any real issues,” Holmes said. “I’ve seen over 20 dogs in the park at one time and everything seems to be working very well.” El Paso County District 1 Commissioner Darryl Glenn, whose District includes Fox Run Regional Park, hosted the ribbon cutting ceremony. “It’s nice to see progress continuing to be made after the (Black Forest Fire),” Glenn said. “The dog park is a great example of the community and County working together to provide a very important quality of life amenity for dog owners in northern El Paso County. The dog park’s completion and opening were delayed by last summer’s fire and flash flooding in the area. The parking lot for the dog park is located near the Stella Drive entrance in southeast Fox Run Regional Park. Joanna Moore and her Samoyed named Holiday have been to the

Meeting for the first time. From left to right, dog owners Joanna Moore, Janet Holmes and Dana Malfeld talk about their days while their dogs get acquainted at Fox Run Dog Park. Photos by Danny Summers Fox Run Dog Park five times since it opened. “We used to go to Bear Creek Park and the one near Rampart High School before this place opened, but this is so much closer,” said Moore, who lives off

Baptist Road. “This is a big park and Holiday loves running. She gets a little socialization and I get a little exercise. It’s kind of the best of both worlds “And everyone works really hard at picking up their messes.”


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Winter Series to have two running races in Tri-Lakes Races 3 and 4 of Winter Series will be held in Monument and Black Forest By Danny Summers

Dsummers@ The Old Santa Fe Trail and the heart of Black Forest will be the sites of the third and fourth Winter Series 2014, sponsored by the Pikes Peak Road Runners. The Feb. 8 Old Santa Fe Trail race, also dubbed “The Dreaded Windy Course,” begins at the Old Santa Fe Trailhead at Baptist Road in Monument. There will be a 5 mile and 10 mile race. The Feb. 22 Black Forest race, also called “Harry’s Valley of the Dogs,” begins and ends at Wolford Elementary School. There will be a 10K and 20K event. The Black Forest race is the fourth and final race in the series, which dates back to 1979. In fact, the original event was named the Black Forest Series. “The race has grown a lot over the years,” said race co-organizer Mike Shafai. “We expect 700 runners to run between each of the two races in Tri-Lakes.” In 1979, all four races were held in the Black Forest area, just extending the lengths of the loops to add on extra distance for each race. Some old timers have stories of running though some pretty tough snowstorms with whiteout conditions.

The Winter Running Series will have two of its four races in the Tri-Lakes area in February. The events will take place on the Old Santa Fe Trail into downtown Monument, and in Black Forest. Courtesy photo “In 2005 and 2006 we had one to two feet of snow,” Shafai said. “Two years ago the weather conditions were so bad El Paso County Search and Rescue were concerned with frost bite.” As legend goes, in the early days of the running series local residents of the Black Forest started to object to having their roads overrun with runners for four Saturdays each winter. In the 1980s, the race venues were changed to use four different race venues, while using Black Forest venue for the last race only. At some point, the name of the series changed from the Black Forest Series to the

Winter Series. After the format changed to different venues, the first race was held at Fox Run Regional Park. But because the Fox Run race had to be canceled due to trail conditions in both 2007 and 2009, the organizers decided to move it to the newly renovated Cheyenne Mountain State Park in 2010. The second race was held at Fort Carson for several years, using trails around the golf course. When access to military installations was tightened, the venue for the second race was changed to El Pomar Youth Sports Park. However, due to damage to the El Pomar

course, this year’s race was switched to Norris-Penrose Events Center. The third race was started on the Old Santa Fe Trail at Baptist Road, with the long course heading south onto the Air Force Academy property, and the short course heading north. The third race was also staged from the Shepards/McGraw building along Highway 83 and used the Air Force trails for a couple of years. When access to the military installations tightened after Sept. 11, 2001, the third race was staged out of Old Santa Fe Trail at Baptist Road and all courses headed north, thus not using any Air Force trails. “The Town of Monument has been great to deal with,” Shafai said. Shafai said a portion of the Black Forest proceeds will be donated to Wolford Elementary School. Race organizers stress that absolutely no dogs or baby strollers are allowed on the course. Hot chocolate/cider and donuts are provided at the finish line at all venues. For race entry questions contact John Gardner at 719-338-8639 or at For questions on courses, team competition, volunteering and the awards dinner, contact Shafai at 719-577-6324 or at To register for the Winter Series or to get more information please visit www.pprrun. org. The Winter Series dinner and awards presentation is set for March 1 at the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame.

rangers win ‘Golden Mop’ in convincing style Lewis-Palmer beats rival Palmer Ridge, 82-0 By Danny Summers

Dsummers@ Four years of pent up frustration led to the most dominating victory in LewisPalmer High School wrestling history. The Rangers defeated cross town rival Palmer Ridge, 82-0, on Jan. 22 and brought home the fabled “Golden Mop” in the process. “The kids worked hard for it and they earned every bit of it,” said Lewis-Palmer coach Nick Baker. Prior to last week, Lewis-Palmer had never defeated its nemesis. In 2013, Palmer Ridge squeaked out a two-point victory. Nobody on the Rangers was about to let that happen this year. “Going into this we talked about getting that goose egg,” said Lewis-Palmer senior Brad Kadlubowski, who won his 126-pound match. “I’m just glad we could pull it off.” Kadlubowksi added that Baker, who also doubles as the school’s athletic director, believed his team could get the shutout. “He believed that this was the year because we have that kind of potential on this team,” Kadlubowski said. Five forfeits led to the lopsided score. The Rangers pinned their opponents in ev-

ery match that was wrestled except for the 106-pound tilt that was won by senior Alec Oberndorfer (15-1 to score four points). “It’s pretty frustrating; just because everyone else on the team got the team six,” Oberndorfer said. “I tried to get the pin. It just didn’t happen.” Lewis-Palmer junior Brad Ellis got the Rangers headed in the right direction when he pinned his opponent in the first match of the night as a giddy home crowd looked on with great anticipation. The final match of the night was won by Rangers’ senior Collin Tanner at 152. At that point, the Lewis-Palmer faithful roared with approval. Other Rangers to record pins were Luke Fowler (285), Trevor Wilch (120), Joey Neumann (132) and Azam Ibragimov (145). Joseph Glenn was among the Rangers who won by forfeit. “I was a little bummed when I found out I didn’t have a match,” said Glenn, who finished fifth at state in 2013 at 170 pounds. Teammate Darryan Vanderpool (138 pounds) also played the role of cheerleader. “We were trying to motivate the guys and keep them in the mindset that we wanted them in,” he said. “Try to tell them what they need to do before the match.” The celebration didn’t last long as the Rangers quickly turned their attention to perennial state-power Discovery Canyon. The Thunder and Lewis-Palmer wrestle for the Class 4A Pikes Peak Athletic Conference

The Lewis-Palmer wrestling team defeated Palmer Ridge, 82-0, on Jan. 22 to win the “Golden Mop.” Pictured from left to right are Brad Kadlubowski, Joseph Glenn, Alec Oberndorfer, coach Nick Baker and Darryan Vanderpool. Photo by Danny Summers title Jan. 29 at Lewis-Palmer. “This (victory over Palmer Ridge) is definitely one of the milestones that we had to get past,” Kadlubowski said. “Now that we’re through this we’re going to focus on Discovery Canyon and get that league title.

“We believe that this year our team is good enough to knock them off.” Vanderpool agreed: “We have to step up our game in the wrestling room and make sure we don’t have any bad practices and don’t slack off.”

Lewis-palmer hockey team honors Dylan redwine By Danny Summers

Dsummers@ The Lewis-Palmer hockey team - a combined District 38 squad with Palmer Ridge - took time to remember the late Dylan Redwine prior to its Jan. 24 game with Doherty at the Colorado Sports Center. Redwine, a former Lewis-Palmer Middle School student, had hoped to play hockey for the Rangers this season as a freshman. His remains were found last June near Bayfield after an extensive search that started in November 2012. That was when Redwine went missing after he traveled to see his father on a court-ordered visit during

the Thanksgiving break. Redwine was just 13 at the time of his disappearance. The special ceremony took place prior to the playing of the national anthem. Four Rangers captains, as well as a player representing Palmer Ridge, presented a white rose to Dylan’s mother, Elaine. A banner was also unveiled behind the team bench honoring Redwine. Last summer, new Lewis-Palmer coach Hal Jordan said the team would honor Redwine this season with a ribbon on the back of the team helmets. Lewis-Palmer capped the emotional evening with a 6-1 victory. The Rangers got two goals from Nick Pavlik.

NATIONAL LETTER OF INTENT DAY Feb. 5 is National Letter of Intent signing day for high school students around the nation. Locally, several Tri-Lakes area student athletes are expected to sign their letters. Ceremonies will be held at Lewis-Palmer, Palmer Ridge, Discovery Canyon Campus and The Classical Academy. BASEBALL SIGNINGS Lewis-Palmer senior Carson Haws and TCA senior Matt King (both pitchers) signed their national letters of intent on Jan. 15 during the early signing period for junior colleges. Both will attend Pratt Community College in Kansas. “Carson’s desire to succeed is greater

than his acceptance of failure,” said Steve Lockett, Haws’ coach with Colorado Baseball Academy. “Matt has worked hard to get where he is and will continue to see success.” COLORADO ENJOYING A BOON IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL SIGNINGS Following four more verbal commitments earlier this month, Colorado high school football now has 29 players committed to Division I programs. That number is the most since 2010, when the state produced 33 Division I players, according to a search of the database. In 2013, Colorado had 21 players headed to Division I schools. There were 19 D-I products from Colorado in both 2011 and 2012.


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LEWIS-PALMER HIGH SCHOOL Wrestling Lewis-Palmer 82, Palmer Ridge 0 Lewis-Palmer shut out Palmer Ridge in a dual meet 82-0. Lewis-Palmer’s Brad Ellis, (182), Luke Fowler (285), Trevor Wilch (120), Brad Kadlubowski (126), Joey Neumann (132) and Azam Ibragimov (145) pinned Max Althouse, Brandon Oswald, Rylen Thalhammer, Karsten Hageman, Reese Chaplin and Cody Callender.

PALMER RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL Girls basketball Palmer Ridge 52, Hugoton 36 Ali Meyer led Palmer Ridge with 14 points in win against Hugoton 52-36. Senior Michelle DeCoud scored 13 points and Sam Rippley scored 11. Palmer Ridge 59, Scott 21 Palmer Ridge scored 17 points in the second and third quarters in route to a 59-21 win over Scott. Rhyley Lane led the team with 16 points followed by Ali Meyer with 11.

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ALL HOME ENTERTAINMENT ON SALE 6310 Corporate Center Circle (West of I-25 & South of Woodmen) SOFA MART (719) 528-2450 • DENVER MATTRESS CO. (719) 266-8383 OAK EXPRESS (719) 266-8388 • BEDROOM EXPRESSIONS (719) 266-8393

COLORADO SPRINGS Apply today for the… Furniture Row Express Money® Card

We accept all major credit cards

*Offer available on approved single or combined store purchases totaling $1999 or more of qualifying merchandise made between 01/24/14 and 02/06/14 on an open and current Furniture Row Express Money® card issued by Capital One, N.A. Subject to credit approval; based on your credit worthiness. The purchase amount is divided into 24 monthly payments. Minimum payments will never be less than $25, but may increase due to failure to make required payments or if late fees are assessed. No Interest Charges for 24 months. Standard APR 24.9%. Penalty APR 28.9%. Minimum Interest Charge $2.

Oak Express. A Specialty Store at Furniture Row®

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