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Petersen sets record straight on Donala’s role Golf course closure and upcoming board election are hot topics By Danny Summers

dsummers@ There’s always a lot happening at Donala Water and Sanitation District. But with the growing concern over the continued closure of the Gleneagle Golf Course, as well as the Board election being a month away, rumors and speculation are running rampant. “I think the facts need to be out there,” said Donala general manager Kip Petersen. The golf course was closed down in November, and the Palms Restaurant was closed at the end of February. Also in February, the Board was approached by a group of concerned citizens about the impact the closure of the golf course would have on the Gleneagle community.

The group indicated that the District could purchase and operate the golf course as a going concern, or simply purchase the property and donate it to El Paso County. The citizens, led by district constituents Carroll Clabaugh, Rick Topper and Larry Oliver, asked the Board to place those questions on the May 6 ballot. “The Board of Directors felt that trying to place such questions on the May ballot is very much premature,” Petersen said. “The Board of Directors is concerned about the impact on those in Gleneagle, but our residents have to understand that as a Special District, we have limits on what we can do.” Petersen added that are still many unknowns. “The costs of acquisition are unknown; the cost to operate a golf course is unknown; and there has been no discussion with El Paso County to determine if they would even be willing to accept such a donation; and there is simply not enough time before the May election to fully vet these unknowns,” Petersen said. Donala is limited in what it can and

Donala Water and Sanitation District will be the polling place for the May 6 Board election. Donala general manger Kip Peterson estimates that there are between six and seven thousand registered voters in the District. Courtesy photo can’t do. Donala was established as a Water and Sewer Special District, and as such, is limited to providing only those services. According to Petersen, in order to provide any additional services, which would include the acquisition of property for any

purpose besides water and sanitation, the District would need to have an election. Residents would be asked if a change to a Role continues on Page 5

Brofft signs contract with District 38 Karen Brofft officially takes over superintendent on July 1 By Danny Summers


Rick Nearhoof, Jayme McConnellogue and PJ Langmaid are running for the Black Forest Fire Protection Board. Courtesy photo

Langmaid makes his case for Black Forest Fire Board Black Forest Fire Board election is May 6 By Danny Summers

dsummers@ Over the course of the next month, election signs will appear throughout the Black Forest area. Candidates seeking reelection will explain why they should be voted back into office. Those seeking to replace them will attempt to sway the 6,700 registered voters in the

District why their way is a better path. Among those pursuing election to the Black Forest Fire/Rescue Protection District Board is PJ Langmaid. He is running on the “Restore Black Forest Fire” platform that includes Jayme McConnellogue and Rick Nearhoof. All three are current or former firefighters. The group has made it very clear that they plan to do things differently than the current board if elected on May 6. “There is a sense of fear that we want to go in with a wrecking ball and destroy the Fire District,” Langmaid said. “That’s not it at all. The voters want

answers and I think the leadership issue needs to be resolved before the Forest can heal.” Langmaid’s group has already received the endorsement of El Paso County Commissioner Darryl Glenn, as well as State Representative Paul Lundeen, and current Vice Chairman of the Black Forest Board Rick McMorran. “Any time you have the public voting on something it’s a referendum that leadership needs to be looked at,”

Karen Brofft signed her contract as the new Lewis-Palmer School District 38 superintendent on March 20 after the Board of Education ratified a formal vote. Brofft will be paid $148,000 from July 1 through June 30, 2015. The contract includes 21 days of vacation and 12 sick days. She will also receive an automobile allowance and cell phone allowance, as well as a generous life and health insurance package. Brofft was extended Brofft the job on March 12 at a special Board meeting. She was among four finalists and 34 applicants for the post. Brofft replaces John Borman, who held the position for two-and-a-half years. Borman’s last day was Dec. 31. Ted Bauman has been filling in as the interim superintendent. Bauman plans on working with Brofft during the transition. She is expected to visit the Tri-Lakes community and schools within the District in upcoming weeks. “I think she’s the best fit for our very unique school district,” said Board president Mark Pfoff. “We think we’re one of

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The two Monument mayor hopefuls outline positions at a Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce Sponsored Meet the Candidates Night. The Tribune expects to have election results for local races on our site Wednesday morning as soon as available. Courtesy photo

Historical society presents PL star program Staff report The Palmer Lake Historical Society welcomes the public on Tuesday, April 8 at 7 p.m. to the Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent, Palmer Lake, CO 80133, as local historian Jack Anthony discusses the history and construction of the Palmer Lake star. Join us to celebrate the 78th year that the

star has shined over Palmer Lake and the surrounding area and the first year the Star has been listed on the Colorado State Register of Historic Places. Jack will take us on a historical journey of the star by providing insight into its creation, design, construction, challenges and artistry. He will also talk about some of the people who worked to build the star and keep it shining

brightly throughout the years. Since 1935, this citizen-built symbol of perseverance and determination has shined from Sundance Mountain throughout December and on special occasions. This event is free and refreshments will be served after the presentation. Visit us at www.palmerdividehistory. org.

Palmer Lake, Monument,Woodmoor News, April 4, 1974 Candy Safco is the new Welcome Wagon hostess. She and her husband moved to Monument from Livonia, Mich., last June. The Safcos are the new owners of the Pines Campground in Monument. Candy says “we really enjoy living here and have met so many nice people.” ••• Dave Hughes was the guest speaker for the Kiwanis meeting. He is operator of a company called “Enjoy Colorado, Inc.” Tourists, hobbyists and sportsmen find his services very helpful. He is very enthusiastic and knowledgeable of Colorado and its history. This was one of the most interesting programs presented to the Kiwanis in a long time. ••• Annual Palmer Lake Art Show will be held at Lewis Palmer Middle School on May 26 and 27. Members will receive ribbons, cash and purchase awards. Miss Lucretia Vaile was nominated for an award. She has done so much for the cultural community and suggested the Yule Log ceremony should be in Palmer Lake. She helped organize the first ceremony which took place in 1934. She is a charter member of the Palmer Lake Historical Society and was the first librarian. In 1968 she gave her home to the town for use of the art group. Art assignment for the next meeting on April 10 is a self-portrait. ••• Dog owners in Monument must have their dogs vaccinated against rabies before April 1 of each year. A town tag is $3.50 and a vaccination certificate should be presented at the time of purchase. A kennel license if required by anyone who owns four or more dogs. License fee is $25. A fine of not less than $15 nor more than $300 for each offense. ••• SCHOOL NEWS: April 10 will be round-up time for kindergartners to start school in the fall. All those preschoolers who attended story hour will be sent announcement of the round-up. If you have a student who has been missed, call Mrs. Gracia at PLES. Sept. 15 birthday is the deadline for entering kindergarten this fall. An Easter egg hunt to be held at Palmer Lake Elementary on April 6 from 1 to 2 p.m. In addition to the hunt, there will be games and races. — Compiled by Linda Case

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Black Forest displaced citizens voter registration notice Staff report As special district elections approach on May 6, the office of the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder is working to ensure that every eligible voter has the opportunity to vote. In particular, the Clerk and Recorder’s Office is committed to enfranchising those citizens affected by last year’s Black Forest fire, who may have inadvertently disqualified themselves from voting in the Black Forest Fire/Rescue Protection District Board election. Black Forest citizens who are displaced from their homes must be correctly registered in order to vote in the Black Forest Fire/Rescue Protection District Board Election on May 6. It is important to note that mail ballots cannot be forwarded so the voter must ensure their registration reflects the correct residential and mailing addresses. “We are concerned about the citizens of Black Forest and respect their situation due to the loss of their homes,” said Clerk and Recorder Wayne Williams. “Our office is working with the Black Forest District to be sure these residents have an opportunity

to vote. In addition to reaching out to the media, we also have sent a letter to these residents to further communicate this important message.” Those residents displaced by the Black Forest Fire may have inadvertently disqualified themselves from voting in the Black Forest Fire/Rescue Protection District Board election by the way they updated their voter information. Voters have two address fields to complete when changing their registration; residential address and mailing address. The information provided in the residential address field determines for which jurisdictions an elector is eligible to vote. The information provided in the mailing address field determines where a mail ballot is sent. Displaced Black Forest residents living in a temporary home but who intend to move back to their Black Forest address — and therefore could be eligible to vote in the Black Forest Fire/Rescue Protection District election — must have their Black Forest address listed as their residential address. In order to receive a mail ballot for the May 6 election, they must have their temporary address listed only as their

Sheriff’s office accepts applications for citizen academy Staff report The El Paso County Sheriff’s office is now accepting applications for the first Citizens’ Academy being held in 2014. The Citizens’ Academy will begin on Tuesday, April 22 and will be held on Tuesday evenings, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Academy will be conducted over an eightweek period, culminating in a graduation on Tuesday, June 10. The Academy will offer participants a broad overview and unique insight into the various functions of the Sheriff’s office. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in a ride-along with deputies to observe first hand the variety of calls handled by the Sheriff’s Office. A tour of the Criminal Justice Center will be conducted to demonstrate the challenges facing our detention staff. Topics of discussion will include the intricacies of a criminal investigation as detectives take them through the investigative process. Additionally,

participants will learn about use of force, vice and narcotics operations and emergency services, which includes our Wildland Fire and Search & Rescue teams. The Citizens’ Academy also serves as a pre-requisite for those who are interested in volunteering in the Sheriff’s Citizen Patrol volunteer program. Citizens’ Academy attendees interested in this program would be required to complete the SCP Training Academy for an additional four weeks. Those who are at least 18 years of age and are interested in attending the Citizens’ Academy can download and print an application from the Sheriff’s office website at or may contact the Volunteer Program Coordinator, Cathryn Richards, at 719-520-7216, to request an application. There is no charge to attend the Citizens’ Academy; however, seating will be limited to the first forty completed applications received. Applications must be returned no later than 5 p.m. on April 4.

Colorado State University Extension offers firewise landscaping class Staff report The terrible fires fought in the past couple years have caused many residents to take a second look at their landscapes. What can homeowners do to reduce risk and mitigate potential damage from fire? For those who have questions, Colorado State University Extension has answers – research-based answers. At two different locations and on two different dates, Colorado State University Extension will present Firewise Landscaping. This presentation will cover landscaping techniques designed to reduce risk of

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loss because of external fire. Cost of the class is only $10 per person. Both classes will start at 2 p.m. and end by 4 p.m. On Wednesday, April 23, Firewise Landscaping will be presented at Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80906. On Wednesday, April 30, Firewise Landscaping will be presented at the Monument Library meeting room, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Drive, Monument, CO 80132. Space is limited; and preregistration is required. Register online at or call 719-520-7688 for more information.

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mailing address. Some displaced citizens have changed their voter registration to show both “residence” and “mailing” as their temporary address. They will not receive a ballot unless “residence” shows their Black Forest home. Other displaced citizens have not updated their voter registration at all. Since there may be no mail delivery to a destroyed residence in Black Forest, they may not receive a ballot. Voters should go to the website www. or come to one of the Clerk and Recorder offices to update their voter registration. This must be done by 11:59 p.m. on April 14 in order to receive a mail ballot for the election. Black Forest voters who do not meet this deadline to update their registration may still be able to receive a ballot. From April 14 through May 5, Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., those voters can go to Black Forest Fire Station One, 11445 Teachout Road, to fill out a “request for mail ballot” form. The fire district’s designated election official will issue ballot packets to voters who are eligible to vote in the Black Forest Fire/Rescue Protection

District Board election. It is also important to note if you place an address change with the USPS, that information will be received by the Clerk & Recorder’s Office and your voter registration will be updated using this information under the requirements of a new state law. To avoid that from occurring, contact the office immediately and we will provide you with additional information on how to prevent this from happening in the future. The Black Forest Fire/Rescue Protection District election is conducted by the Designated Election Official for the district. The Clerk and Recorder’s Office is assisting in disseminating information to the public in conjunction with the public information officer for the district to ensure all Black Forest displaced voters have an opportunity to vote in the May 6 election. For more information, contact Chuck Broerman, chief deputy, El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office, Or call 719-459-6065c or 719-373-9167-c. Kathy Russell, public information officer, Black Forest Fire/Rescue Protection District, or call 719-238-0308-c.

Cadets build houses over spring break Staff report Spring break will take place at five construction sites for 60 Air Force Academy cadets. The cadets are giving up their spring break to build houses for needy families with Habitat for Humanity, March 24-28, in Houston; Flathead Valley, Mont.; Taos, N.M.; Oak Harbor, Wash.; and Gardena, Calif., under the Academy’s Alternative Spring Break program. For the past 12 years, cadets have put their sweat and muscles behind the Air

Force Core Value of Service Before Self, to perform demolition, landscaping and construction work at more than 60 sites throughout Colorado and the western and central United States, to create homes for needy Americans. Air Force Academy cadets perform more than 30,000 hours of community service each year, around the Front Range and around the country. The Alternative Spring Break program is funded the Academy’s Center for Character and Leadership Development and the Academy’s Association of Graduates.

2014 Mountain View Electric Association BOARD NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN

At MVEA’s Annual Meeting on June 5, 2014 at Calhan High School in Calhan, two directors will be elected to Mountain View Electric Association’s (MVEA) Board of Directors from the following districts: District 2 Simla, Matheson and a portion of the surrounding areas. (Incumbent Rick Gordon) District 7 Monument, Woodmoor and a portion of the surrounding areas. (Incumbent Donna Andersen-Van Ness) The procedure for Director Elections & Member Voting is available on MVEA’s website at If you are interested in being a candidate, please contact a member of the nominating committee. The Nominating committee members are Allan Moore, District 2 and Edward “Kelly” McGuire, District 7. A candidate must be a MVEA member and reside in the district where there is a vacancy. Before applying, please contact either MVEA office at 719-775-2861 or 719-495-2283 to verify your district. A member may also petition for nomination. Petitions and procedures are available at the Limon Headquarters, 1655 5th St., Limon; or at the Falcon Operations Center, 11140 E. Woodmen Rd, Falcon, or online at Petitions must be signed by 15 members of MVEA and returned to either MVEA office by 5:30 p.m., Monday, April 21, 2014. NOMINATING COMMITTEE A candidate questionnaire must be completed for either nomination by the committee or nomination by District 2 petition. This questionnaire can be found on MVEA’s Allan Moore website or you may pick one up at either office. If 13217 County Road 141 you have questions, please contact a member of Simla, Colorado 80835 the nominating committee. Candidate applications 719-541-2180 must be received by the nominating committee by 5:30 p.m., Monday, April 7, 2014 for the committee’s District 7 consideration. If you are petitioning for nomination, Edward “Kelly” McGuire the candidate application must be submitted to either 4810 Abo Lane Association office with your petition no later than 5:30 Monument, Colorado 80132 p.m., Monday, April 21, 2014. 719-481-9377

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Tri-Lakes Chamber awards announced

DePuy Synthes was named the 2013 Business of the Year.

Dr. David Hamula, of Hamula Orthodontics was selected 2013 Business Person of the Year.

2013 Non-Profit of the Year was awarded to the Monument Hill Kiwanis Club and Foundation.

Jennifer Ryan, of the Mural Project of Colorado Springs was the Tri-Lakes Chamber’s winner of the 2013 Volunteer of the Year Award.

The Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner and Awards Banquet went off without a hitch at the Pinery at Black Forest Saturday, March 29. The “Come on Down to the County Fair!” theme reflected in hundreds of western shirts, hats and blue jeans present and the top five annual awards presentation. Live auction, silent auction and a comedy magic show with Dwayne Faux and dancing followed. Photos by Rob Carrigan

Sandy Kirby of Farmers Insurance was named 2013 Ambassador of the Year winner by the Chamber.

Monument Girl Scouts planned Pi Fun Run By Melissa Hinton, Troop Leader, 3107

Special to the Courier To earn Bronze Award, the highest award a Junior Girl Scout can earn, three fourth-grade juniors from Troop 43107 in Monument planned the Pi = Pie Fun Run/ Walk that took place in Palmer Lake on March 15 (the day after Pi Day). The fun run/walk was 3.14 miles long and at the end everyone got a piece of pie. Kaitlyn, Sarah and Zoe met every week

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for six months to plan this event. They created a budget, wrote business letters soliciting local businesses for donations to cover the cost of the event, filled out the special event permit application, applied for event insurance, set up an online registration page, designed a flier and visited local businesses to display the flier, ordered race numbers, designed bracelets for the give-away and baked pies. When registration in February was slow, the girls planned additional ways to get the word out and decided to participate

in their school math and science fair with a pie experiment and hand out fliers. They also contacted local running clubs and requested that the Pi=Pie Fun Run/Walk event information be posted on their websites. The day of the event the temperature was 38 degrees with a wind chill of 22. Of the 71 people registered for the event 61 people came. The girls were out in the cold for three hours while they set up the event, ran it and then cleaned up afterward. This event raised $835 to purchase

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healthy snacks for the Snack-Pack Program at the Tri-Lakes Cares Food Pantry. The Snack-Pack Program provides supplemental snacks for the weekend for children who are at risk of not having enough to eat. Zoe, Kaitlyn and Sarah earned Bronze Award with courage, confidence, and character by making a real difference in the lives of the children who rely on the Snack Pack Program to have enough to eat and by making the world a better place.

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Teen earns Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouts Staff report Anne Martens from Monument, Lewis Palmer High School, is receiving the Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting. Martens has demonstrated exceptional commitment to taking action to make the world a better place through her community service. The accomplishments of Gold Award recipients reflect extraordinary leadership and citizenship skills that mark them as valuable contributors to their communities and world. “Earning the Girl Scout Gold Award designation is truly a remarkable achievement, and these young women exemplify leadership in all its forms,” said Stephanie Foote, chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of Colorado. “They saw a need and took ownership of helping to develop a solution and took action to make it happen. Their extraordinary dedication, perseverance and leadership is making the world a better place.” For her Gold Award project, Martens promoted education of pit bulls through the Internet and presentations. She also assisted a pit bull rescue site by building new dog shelters and donating needed supplies. Anne pursued this project because she has a pit bull she loves a lot. But when she takes him out in public she sees that people are judging him based on his breed. She feels her Gold Award project helped correct these myths and misconceptions about pit bulls and helped others see pit bulls as loving animals. The Gold Award culminates with a project led by one young woman between ninth and 12th grades who builds a purpose-based team to work with the larger community to meet a need. The focus of a Girl Scouts’ Gold Award project is identifying and researching a community issue she is passionate about, developing a plan to address it in cooperation with her team and community members, establishing a global connection with others and providing sustainability for the project. Of the

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Metropolitan District, that would provide open space and recreational activities, should be approved. “In addition to the first question, a second and separate ballot question would also be voted on, which would ask if a mill levy could be imposed to provide such services,” Peterson said. “Even if the intent was to simply purchase the golf course and turn it over to the County for Open Space with County maintenance, the voters would still need to approve the two questions. ”The Board is currently unwilling to place a question on the ballot without knowing the full implications of such a vote, not to mention all the

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Langmaid said. “I believe this current Board has mishandled a number of things. They certainly are not as transparent as they should be.” Langmaid works for Colorado Springs Fire Department. He also lives in the Black Forest. He lost his home in last June’s horrific fire that consumed nearly 500 structures and killed two people. “I lost everything and I still have not been able to start rebuilding yet,” Langmaid said. “I have a lot going on and I was not planning on running for office, but I feel a need to get involved.”

Monument teen Anne Martens will receive the Gold Award, the highest honor in Girl Scouting. Courtesy photo

skills learned through Girl Scouts’ Highest Awards, leadership, organization and critical thinking are the fundamentals of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. The Gold Award has been part of the Girl Scout program since 1916. Some universities and colleges offer scholarships unique to Gold Award recipients, and girls who enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces may receive advanced rank in recognition of their achievements.

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. We provide a safe place for girls to explore their world – from science, technology and the environment to healthy living, anti-bullying and financial literacy. For more than 100 years, the Girl Scouts have been helping each girl develop her personal leadership skills and make friends that last a lifetime. Girl

potential costs involved. The Board did solicit input from our legal counsel who also advised against placing an issue on the May election without having all the answers.” Earlier this year, Rick Evelo, general manager of the golf course and restaurant, gave Peterson a directive - via course owner Miles Scully - to cease all delivery of water to the course. The Gleneagle Golf Club is owned and operated by MCTN LLC, a Nevada limited liability company set up by Atlanta-based Mad River Holdings Inc. and the Miles and Denise Scully Trust. MCTN LLC purchased the 135.4-acre course in 2003 for the sum of $825,000, according to records supplied by the El Paso County Assessor’s Office and the Nevada Secretary of State’s Offices. “I believe there will continue to be a lot of finger pointing,” Petersen

said. “Legally, Donala can’t do anything. This ultimately will probably have to be a County decision.” The May election likely won’t be impacted by the golf course controversy. Board president Bill George and member Ken Judd are not up for reelection. The three remaining board members - Bill Nance, Bob Denny and David Powell - are running for reelection. They are being challenged by local resident David Frye. Residents can vote in person at Donala offices at 15850 Holbein Dr., or by mail. Petersen said Donala services about 2,500 homes. He estimates there may be as many as 7,000 registered electors in the District. Petersen and the Board invite concerned individuals or groups to ask questions. They can be reached at Donala, or by phone at 719-488-3603.

Langmaid has been a central figure in the opposition to current Black Forest Fire Board, which is led by Chairman Eddie Bracken. Under Bracken’s watch, the Board retained a lawyer, who in turn hired PR firm, who then commissioned a private investigator to look into last summer’s blaze. The report, which is 2,000 pages long, was released to the public in March. The Board announced at its most recent meeting that the cost of its investigation is up to $114,000. “It is a waste of money,” Langmaid said. “It’s $114,000 for a lawyer, PR firm and investigator. “The end product is an astronomical price tag for what appears to be a very poorly written report. The way it is written is more like a novel than a report.”

A fourth candidate, Mark Fitzgerald, is also running for a Board position, but he is not associated with Langmaid’s or Bracken’s group. The current Board consists of five members. Bracken, Preston Cooper and Walt Seelye are up for reelection. McMorran and Bill Marchant do not have to run. For more on Langmaid, McConnellogue and Nearhoof, go to their web site at Bracken also has formed a group called Black Forest Together. You can read more by going to the web site at Those seeking to vote in person can do so at Black Forest Station One, 11445 Teachout Road. Ballots can also be mailed.

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the best districts in the state. I look forward to her joining us.” District 38 has 6,235 students in Monument, Palmer Lake, Woodmoor and northern Black Forest, and a general fund budget of $44 million. It is consistently one of the top in state academic assessment tests, and 87 percent of graduates go on to higher education. Board vice president John Mann believes that Brofft’s experience forging new educational paths in her current district makes her the best fit for Lewis-Palmer. “She helped take her district (Englewood) to the next level, and it’s time for us to go to the next level here,” Mann said. “Not just in the Colorado paradigm, as one of the top districts in the state, but to become one of the best in the nation.” As superintendent, Brofft is in charge of the administration of the schools under the direction of the Board. She also is the chief executive officer of the Board. Brofft’s experience includes 13 years teaching and 11 years in administration. She holds both an Educational Specialist degree in administrative leadership and policy studies, and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction. She has also worked as a principal, instructional coach and elementary school teacher. In addition, she has co-authored a book on reflective leadership practices. She says she views the role of superintendent as that of “lead learner.” Before going into education she worked in public relations and was a computer programmer. She has been a principal, elementary teacher and head of curriculum and assessment in the Douglas County School District. She has two daughters; one an urban planner and the other in the restaurant business.

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The craft: passed from one generation to the next Fifty or sixty years ago, you could wander into a newspaper office and take up a craft that was pretty much same as it had been for 150 years. Now, as noted in a recent CBS Sunday Morning story, there is really only one Saguache Crescent, run by Dean Coombs, last of the hot-type publishers. “The press itself dates to about 1915 — about as long as the Coombs family has been publishing the Crescent, every week, since 1917. The same intricate choreography — perfected and passed on, one generation to the next,” according to CBS. “They hooked my baby carriage to the back of that press,” Coombs said. “The carriage would go back and forth,” rocking him to sleep. “To put it another way, Benjamin Franklin or Mark Twain could walk into the Crescent office and go right to work. The Linotype machine might be a novelty to Franklin (Twain lost heavily with an investment in a competing machine which, he claimed, “could do everything a human printer can do except get drunk on Saturday night,”) but the cases of hand-set type

would be familiar, as would the mutton quads, rules, dingbats, platen pins, chases, quoins, galley trays, and proof press,” wrote the late Ed Quillen, way back in 1995. “I don’t actually think there might even be another newspaper in the world” using Linotype, Coombs said. “There are none on the United States.” The Courier, which is a direct descendant of several papers from from Teller County, started by one Ernest Chapin Gard, who also founded The Palmer Lake Herald, and the Monument Register, as well as about 20 other papers around the country, 11 of them in Colorado. Gold’s discovery in the Cripple Creek

District precipitated Gard and his partner’s race to become the first newspaper in Cripple Creek. He pulled out all the stops to beat William McRea by four days, publishing the first edition of the Cripple Creek Crusher on Dec. 4, 1891. Descendant of the Crusher and other consolidations, The Cripple Creek Gold Rush still published until 2007 when it became incorporated into Pikes Peak Courier View, of Woodland Park. It is now simply the Pikes Peak Courier. Gard, and partner W.S. Neal, celebrated the feat by printing in gilded ink — a layer of gold over the regular ink — for the inaugural edition. McRea, four days late and perhaps more than a dollar short, sported vermilion headlines that said “New Gold Field.” To confuse matters a bit more, the Geddes family armed with a loan from the Golden Cycle Corporation, Kenneth and Margaret, bought the daily Times-Record of the district on April 1, 1941. Descendant of the Crusher and the product of consolidations of the Victor Record and the Cripple Creek Times, the Geddes closed on the deal, and then

had to turn around and get an eight-page paper out that afternoon. “We went to the office the morning after we settled the deal and realized we have to fill up eight pages in time to distribute by 5 p.m.,” wrote Margaret Geddes in “Gold Camp Indian Summer.” “We discovered how our lives would be changed on the first day. We met the force, which included a foreman, two Linotype operators, two men for general shop work — and then there was Freddie., who admitted he had a difficult time with second grade,” Geddes wrote. “Freddie had a little boy, Eugene, who also had trouble with second grade. Eugene was bound to be musical, his daddy said, ‘since he was brought up around a piano.’” My own history is reflected similarly. Having grown up watching the hot-type Dolores Star being put to bed every week, I was bound to be inked-stained, as I was brought up around a Linotype. The craft, it seems, is passed on from one generation to the next.

ing together to make sure the experience leaves a lasting impression on the audience members. My buddy Steve Dodd is coming in from Texas to play the role of Maximus this year. He will be the most blinged-out centurion of all. Leon Lowman is Steve’s right-hand man, and Greg Jones is the centurion with the coyote on his head. I first became involved with The Thorn seven years ago. I always thought it might be cool to be a centurion. I also liked the idea of joining a group of guys who appeared to be having fun, yet serious about telling the Passion story in a deep and meaningful way. As a “rookie” you are more of a support staff for the “veterans.” You do what they ask and have a servant’s heart. This year I am especially blessed with

several key roles. After the “Heaven and Hell” opening scene (this scene includes the creation story, Adam and Eve, the fall of Lucifer, Moses and Pharaoh, the parting of the Red Sea, etc.) I charge the stage with my fellow centurions and ransack Jerusalem. I am the last centurion on stage and I get to (fake) kill a guy who is upset that his daughter was just (fake) killed by one of my fellow centurions. He charges me wanting revenge, but I quickly end his life. After the “My Deliverer” scene comes “Miracles.” I am the dead girl’s dad. In other words, I approach Jesus with my dead daughter and my Roman wife and ask Jesus to heal her. When he does I am overjoyed and thank him. Of course, I will later be one of the centurions that arrest him. The final act of the first part of the performance is “Triumphal Entry.” This is where Jesus enters Jerusalem. Joyful people are waving palms and cheering for him. The centurions walk through the audience and we work our way onto the stage. In this scene we almost arrest Jesus, but the Pharisees, led by Caiaphas, order us to hold off for the time being. The whole mood of the play changes after intermission. After Judas agrees to betray Jesus, the centurions appear in the

“Garden Scene.” This is where we arrest Jesus. I am one of two lead centurions who carry a torch and lead our company away. The play quickly shifts to the “Mob Scene” where the crowd is thirsty for blood. I, along with my son, Garrison, lead out Barabbas and show him to Jesus’ mother and to the crowd. Jesus is brought onto the other part of the stage by two more centurions. The crowd eventually asks for Pontius Pilate to release Barabbas; and so we do. Next up is the “Whipping Scene.” This is where Jesus is given 40 lashes. I am on stage during this scene cheering for the whipper to all but kill Jesus. Next up, “Road to Calvary.” This is the most emotional part of the play. By now, most of the 4,000 people in the audience are crying. The centurions walk through the audience screaming at the top of their lungs while Jesus is carrying his cross. I am on stage during this time, making sure the two thieves get nailed to their crosses and preparing for the upcoming crucifixion of Jesus. I then help secure Jesus’ cross into place, and then oversee

The Thorn and my role as a Roman centurion Each year during the Easter season, New Life Church hosts The Thorn. The Thorn is a visually dynamic and heart-stirring theatrical portrayal of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Thorn is not your average Passion play. This production is rated PG-13. And for good reason. The second half of the play is dominated by the Roman centurions who arrest Jesus, beat him, whip him and ultimately crucify him. There is hardly a dry eye in the house when he is being nailed to the cross at center stage. I am one of those Roman centurions. Though I have attended Woodmen Valley Chapel for 10 years, I am involved in The Thorn because I enjoy telling the Passion story. In my opinion - and from what I understand from doing research and talking to others - there is no better Passion production in the United States. The show is an interactive play complete with martial arts, powerful music, live vocal performances, a narrator, pyrotechnics, burning torches, fake blood (that looks real), and of course real props. You would not want me to stab you with my sword or dagger. The cast includes up to 500 actors, as well as dozens of stage crew and directors and behind the scenes folks, all work-


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One big school district I told this story some years ago, but I often get asked about the school districts and what the numbers mean. El Paso County, at one time, had one superintendent, and the county was divided into community districts. In the 1960s the County superintendent was eliminated. The school districts go back to 1874, and that is the primary division of the schools I told about earlier. It seems that most of the county superintendent’s records before 1900 were destroyed in about 1907. In 1907 there were 86 teachers in the smaller districts in the county, 63 of which were in one room schools. There were four primary districts; Colorado City, No. 1, Colorado Springs, 11, Fountain, 8, and Manitou, 12. All the others were secondary in size. One of the differences was that only these districts had a high school. The average salary for these teachers was $50 a month. In 1910, the eastern portion of the county was granted permission to build a new high school at Calhan which was a Union High School serving all the rural communities east of Colorado Springs. In 1903, there was a consolidation of the school districts around Fountain, eliminating many districts with only one school, a couple without any school! Just after World War I the consolidation idea spread. District 40 and 23 combined

as did 22, 52 and 55. District 3 absorbed the one room schools for Tructon and Drennon at this time too. Districts 32 and 18 consolidated in 1918 and a new district was formed at Table Rock, near the Douglas County line. The consolidation of Falcon’s schools into District 49 saw District 4, 24 and 17 go away. A later consolidation saw the schools around Monument, 5, 6, 10 and 19 including Table Rock, and later, Palmer Lake with others to make that all one district. The consolidations saw a better tax base for the districts as the county’s population grew. In the years after World War II there were few consolidations, but development of better schools as standard requirements for schools and teachers were brought in. As the number of stronger school boards and superintendents grew, the county superintendent was eliminated. The idea of consolidating districts into one comes up now and then, but I doubt it will be done, ever.


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Maketa on the Black Forest Fire Investigation By El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa

Special to the Tribune

It seems the community is unclear about how the Black Forest Fire investigation has been handled from the start. While I am not a firefighter, I am the Fire Warden of El Paso County, per State Statute CRS 30-10- 513, titled: “Sheriff in Charge of Forest or Prairie Fire-Expenses,” which affords me the authority to access State Assistance in the event of an emergency such as the Black Forest fire. When there is a fire, especially when people are injured or lives are lost, such as this instance, law enforcement becomes involved, not just firefighters. Firefighters do not have the ability to write warrants, collect evidence, process crime scenes or serve warrants on arrestees. The Sheriff’s office handles the majority of arson investigations outside the incorporated areas or municipalities, and when a municipality requests our arson investigative services, such as the case in Monument a few weeks ago. Because of the destructiveness of the Black Forest Fire and the unfortunate loss of two lives, the Sheriff’s office is the lead agency in investigating the cause of the fire. The Sheriff’s Office Arson Investigators and Major Crimes Unit have worked closely with national experts at the federal level, as well as specialists in the private sector. These cases can be very complicat-

ed, and more important than just finding the cause, is protecting the integrity of an investigation at every step, for possible prosecution. Essentially, the Sheriff’s Office has spared no expense to bring in nationally recognized and credentialed experts to assist us with the full scope of this investigation. Additionally, throughout the investigative process there is evidence and information that are maintained at a very Maketa high level of security to ensure the integrity of the investigation. For example, if an arsonist did start this fire, only he/she would know the exact point or area of origin, so we would never release the exact location. That way if someone were to confess, we could challenge the integrity of their confession by having them disclose the exact point or area of origin. Even I don’t know the exact point of origin — don’t want to and don’t need to, in order to protect the integrity of the case. What is ironic is that I was briefed as recently as November 20, 2013, on the latest development in the continuing investigation. Although I cannot disclose the newest development, I will state that information does not support the claim made by Chief Harvey. People have made comparisons to the

Waldo Canyon Fire, which I would like to point out that the Colorado Springs Police Department is the lead investigator in that fire, because the deaths occurred within the city limits. They are the lead agency operating under a multi-jurisdictional task force. On Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, I presented to the media a copy of Chief Harvey’s resume, which is very thorough and expansive concerning Wildland fire, structure fire, fire suppression, fire command and numerous certifications supporting those disciplines. However, on his own resume, he listed no certifications or specifies any qualifications as an arson investigator. For the Chief to carry out his own investigation to a point is fine; however, it cannot be used to support any type of prosecution; he has collected no evidence, and by his own admission to my investigators on November 20, 2013, stated he has no specific evidence to present to support his claim. I can assure you he absolutely did know there was an ongoing investigation, as he had shared that with local media representatives, as well as complained regularly that our investigators had not kept him in the loop. As I have stated, for the preservation and integrity of a criminal investigation, he would not have been given intimate details, nor would any other firefighter or non-certified investigator. If he had experience with criminal investigations he would know this. Furthermore, if any individual would like to review

documents, records, or even some recordings concerning the claims I have made, I will happily present those, so long as they are not directly and intimately related to the investigation. It is unfortunate Chief Harvey elected to make the claim he did, and in the manner it was made. The citizens of this community deserve to be presented with timely and accurate, indisputable information that can withstand judicial challenges. I feel that to give information based on personal theories and hunches, lacking scientific evidence and/or eyewitness testimony does nothing more than mislead not only the public, but the victims of this tragedy. I have long said I will always provide information that the law allows just as soon as I possibly and legally can. I am asked by members of the public several times a week for updates on the progress of the Black Forest Fire investigation. I have spoken to hundreds of people in the last week alone, addressing their questions and concerns, which is representative of the interest in this subject. I realize there is a tremendous desire to have answers by those impacted by this fire and it is part of having closure of a traumatic event, however I will never compromise the integrity of an investigation, nor will I compromise the integrity of facts merely to satisfy a desire to have any answer. I would hope the Black Forest Fire Chief and his governing body would recognize this as well.

Don’t give up on high heels just yet High heels. They’re pretty right? They make a woman look dainty. But let no one fool you: They are torture devices. One of the promises I made to myself was that before I turned 40, I would wear high heels more often. The result? Blisters. Achy ankles. Sore feet. Yet, I keep wearing them every single day. Not the same pair, mind you. I have a brown pair that makes me about two inches taller. I have a shiny black pair that goes with everything. I have another black pair with cute buckles on them. I recently bought a pair of nude ones as well. I have many different looks to choose from. But they all hurt my feet. Every. Single. One. Why do we as women subject ourselves to this form of punishment? Just to look fancier? Sure. Cooler? Oh, yeah. As comedian Billy Crystal portraying Fernando Lamas once said, “It’s better to look good than to feel good, dahling.” I guess you could say I’m a big believer in that philosophy. I get up every morning and pile on anti-aging products. That’s not painful, but it sure takes a long time. When I was in my 20’s, I’d just roll out of bed and go to work. My skin had that

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the nailing of spikes into Jesus’ hands and feet. I help lift his cross and then exit the stage while a song is played. Jesus eventually dies and we go back on stage to remove him from his cross and carry him away to the tomb. But, as you may already know, the story does not end there. Jesus eventually is resurrected and ascends into heaven.

my mind. In spite of all of this, I make it still wearing my shoes (nevermind blisters already forming on my feet). Is this all worth it? This never-ending quest for perfection? I say it is, because in the end, I do feel better about my appearance. I feel like I

youthful vigor, an elasticity that I crave now. In my 30’s — things changed. I became a mom. I would still roll out of bed and go to work many times sans makeup. Fine lines started appearing. I began to buy anti-aging makeup. I began to use — gulp — Oil of Olay. In my youth, Noxema was my skincare regimen. Now, I have like five products that I use. All of them are expensive. Between my hours getting ready in front of my lighted mirror and my high heels, it’s a wonder I can even get to work. I walk much slower in heels — my gait is a bit like C3PO — because I’m very clumsy and I fear I may trip. My trek from the parking lot to the office feels like a journey through the wilderness, even though there are no trees in my way. I feel like I show up to work with dirt on my face and a disheveled hairstyle. Maybe even ripped slacks. But it’s all in

The final scene of the play shows the apostles preaching the Good News throughout the world. Several hundred people are on stage in a dramatic and joyful ending to powerful performance. The Thorn will be at New Life April 10-13. If you have never seen the show I suggest you call the box office to reserve seats. If you have seen it, I highly suggest you come again and take a few friends with you. Be sure to hunt me down in the lobby after the performance so we can pose for photos. I hope to see you at the performance.

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At left, The Springs Rescue Mission counts on volunteers to make a difference in the lives of homeless folks and those seeking to break the chains of addiction. At right, Matt Babcock, left, a Woodmoor resident, volunteers two hours each Wednesday to working with men in the New Life Recovery Program at Springs Rescue Mission in Colorado Springs. Here he is with Thomas Williams, who has been in the program for three months. Photos by Danny Summers

Monument residents donate time to mission About a dozen members of Forest Ridge Community Church volunteer at Mission By Danny Summers



att Babcock is giving back to the community in a very special and meaningful way. Each Wednesday morning the Woodmoor resident takes time away from his job as an electrical engineer and heads to the Springs Rescue Mission in downtown Colorado Springs to work with men in the New Life Recovery Program. Babcock doesn’t get paid for what he does. It is all volunteer work. “I think I learn as much from these guys as they learn from me,” he said. Babcock is one of dozens of volunteers that the mission relies on for help in achieving its goals. The time Babcock puts in allows the men in the mission’s New Life group (not affiliated with New Life Church) to complete the 10-to-17-month addiction recovery program. “It’s nice to know somebody cares in your life,” said Thomas Williams, who is three months into the program. “I grew up around a lot of negative influences. I missed out on things in high school, but now I am working toward my GED and I know I am making better choices.” Williams is one of about 60 men in the New Life program that live in the building full time. The men are addicts, homeless or both. Each man is required to sign a contract that states they are not allowed to smoke cigarettes, do drugs or even use cell phones. If they break the rules they are out of the program. “This place gives you the opportunity to change your life around,” Williams said as he completed some math homework. “It allows you to get going on the right

Matt Babcock, right, answers a question for Stefan Silsby during a tutoring session at the Springs Rescue Mission. Babcock, a Woodmoor resident, donates his time to working with men in the New Life Recovery Program. path and set a foundation for the future. “God is definitely doing some great things in here.” Williams and his fellow roommates don’t pretend that life inside the Mission walls is easy. But it beats the alternative of going down a road to self destruction. “Time goes by in here so much faster than it does out there (on the streets),” said Ben Pacot, who is one-month into the program. “We stay busy. We have a purpose. “It’s awesome to see that guys actually care about other guys. And Matt wants to help us in our journey to become better people.” Babcock’s role as a tutor is to help the men with their homework, answer questions, grade assignments and coordinate curriculum. “I felt called to volunteer,” said Babcock, 52. “I started out on holidays serving meals. I saw that they needed tutoring

about nine months ago and I’ve been doing this ever since.” Babcock didn’t always feel led to work with the homeless. “There was a time when I would see (the homeless) downtown and not look at them,” he concedes. “But that began to change. “In James it says faith without works doesn’t mean much. At Springs Rescue Mission I can have an impact.” Springs Rescue Mission is a non-profit, faith-based charity. The men in the New Life program are required to start each day with devotions and worship. They are also involved in Bible studies, recovery programs and church attendance throughout the week. “I’ve been in other programs, but never one like this,” said New Life member Stefan Silsby, who works alongside Babcock on Saturday mornings handing out furniture at the Mission to those in need.

“This is a religion-based program and I find that more helpful. It’s great to know how much people care in the community. It’s a blessing.” Babcock attends Forest Ridge Community Church in Monument. Several members of the church volunteer at the Mission in different programs. Kendall and Dawn Kruger work with the Mission’s Project 32 warming shelter on Wednesday evenings. “My husband and I have always enjoyed volunteering and were asked if we were interested in assisting in the new warming shelter,” Dawn said. “We work on a rotation with several from our church. It’s not often, but at least we’re helping a bit.” Dawn added that Forest Ridge Community Church has always tried to focus on serving the community rather than only serving the Forest Ridge family. “Many of us have been worshipping there for years and have worked together on many volunteer activities,” Dawn said. “Volunteering for Springs Rescue encouraged me to start volunteering more for the needy so I recently started volunteering regularly at Tri-Lakes Cares. It’s much closer and easier for me to fit in my schedule. It’s been a wonderful experience.” Fellow Forest Ridge member Pete Broz volunteers on Saturdays at Supportive Family Services with Babcock, and also evenings at the warming shelter. “I accepted Christ into my life about two years ago,” Broz said. “It was a radical change to my life. Once that happens you have a change of heart and you want to start doing things to help people and make a difference. “I started volunteering (at the Mission) about a-year-and-a-half ago. I work with a great group of people and it’s always a lot of fun.” If you would like to get involved with the Springs Rescue Mission or would like more information you can go to their web site at You can also call 719-632-1822.


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Back East Bar and Grill coming to Monument Location on Cipriani Loop to open May 15 By Danny Summers

dsummers@ Back East Bar and Grill is expected to open its Monument location May 15. The family-friendly restaurant will be

located at 1455 Cipriani Loop. “Monument doesn’t have a lot of places for people to go and have a burger or pizza and watch TV,” said Back East co-owner Megan Davis. Davis and her husband, Michael, have considered opening the Monument location for quite some time. They are remodeling the old 1st and 10 Sports Bar. “A lot of people who live in Monument have asked for a sports bar,” Megan said.

“We’ve always wanted to go north. We were just waiting for the right time.” The Davis’ opened their Back East location in Briargate eight years ago. It has live music, free poker and trivia nights, as well as multiple televisions. The Davis’ subscribe to all of the NFL, NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball television packages through DirectTV. They will have the same packages in Monument with nearly two dozen televi-

Gun lawsuit trial begins Judge’s ruling could impact recently-enacted laws in Colorado By Vic Vela

vvela@coloradocommunitymedia. com Colorado’s new gun laws are “burdensome” and “a symbolic gesture that does not improve public safety,” a lawyer said on the first day of testimony of a trial that takes on the legislation passed in 2013. But a state’s attorney said that the laws do nothing to take away guns from law-abiding citizens and that the motivation behind the legislation is to curb mass shootings like the ones that occurred at Columbine High School and from inside an Aurora movie theater. “In response to these events, Colorado’s elected representatives made a policy decision to pass two pieces of legislation that appropriately balances the state’s public safety concerns with the respect of the Second Amendment rights of citizens,” said Deputy Attorney General Matthew Grove.

The lawyers’ arguments opened a two-week trial over a lawsuit filed against the state and Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper that alleges that two recently enacted gun laws violate gun owners’ Second Amendment right to bear arms. At question are laws that expand background checks on gun sales in Colorado and limit the number of rounds that an ammunition magazine can hold to 15. The lawsuit is being brought by gun rights groups and is being heard in a Denver U.S. District Court by Judge Marcia Kreiger. A successful effort by the plaintiffs could put the new laws — which were signed by Hickenlooper last year — in jeopardy. Debate on the bills last year caused highly-charged partisan rancor at the Capitol between Democrats who backed the efforts and Republicans who uniformly voted against them. The bills also led to last year’s recall elections, where three Democratic lawmakers either lost or resigned their seats. The new background checks law expands a previous statute that requires gun shops to conduct a crimi-

nal history prior to the sale of any firearm. The updated law expands that to all sales and transfers, regardless of where or how they occur. Plaintiffs’ attorney Richard Westfall argued that the new background checks law is unreasonable and unenforceable. He took particular issue with a part of the law that prohibits the transfer of guns among friends and family members, without having background checks conducted. “There is no justification for such a burden, particularly because this statute doesn’t even work,” Westfall said. Westfall also took on the magazine limit ban, which bans new sales and transfers of high-capacity ammunition magazines. The law does not apply to existing magazines that may already be in a person’s possession. Westfall argued that the law is unenforceable because “tens of millions of magazines over 15 rounds exist.” He also said the Legislature was “moved by high-profile mass shootings” and that the laws are “a symbolic gesture that do not improve public safety.” “The question is whether the magazine ban will have any positive impact on public safety at any level,” he said.

sions throughout the 4,300 square-feet facility. “We’ve always been a Buffalo Bills sports bar,” Megan said. “We’re not sure yet what the Monument location will be, but it will probably carry over to a Bills bar.” Back East features numerous homemade family recipes for pizza and other tasty treats. They also make their own pizza dough, bread their own chicken and smoke their own meats.

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Get a ‘load’ of this

By Deborah Grigsby Smith, Centennial Airport

As wildfire season approaches, several Colorado state lawmakers are pushing the state to secure its own aerial firefighting fleet. Republican State Sen. Steve King, Senate President Morgan Carroll and Senate Minority leader Bill Cadman are behind SB 14-164, a bipartisan effort that would give Colorado its own firefighting fleet. King and others hosted an open house on Wednesday, March 26 at Centennial Airport that featured a live water drop demonstration of the Martin Marietta C-130 Hercules Next Generation Airtanker, built by Coulson Aviation USA. Last year, SB 13-245 created the Colorado Firefighting Air Corps, but the state has no such aircraft. Should the new bill pass, it would permit the state, for the 2014 fire season, to purchase, lease or contract for the use of up to three firefighting helicopters. For the 2015 fire season and beyond, the state could use up to four large aircraft from the federal government or other sources.

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7th Grade Visit Day Wednesday, April 9th, 9:00am- 2:00pm We invite 7th Grade Students and 6th-8th Grade Parents to join us for the day.

Students: Shadow an Ambassador, enjoy activities, take a tour, and join us for lunch.

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p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of every month at Bella Panini in Palmer Lake.

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.

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BIG RED Saturday Market. Fresh vegetables and fruit, bakery

PROFESSIONAL FRONT RANGE Business Group meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1

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

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.

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

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

TRI-LAKES CHAMBER Business 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. WISDOM AND Wealth Master Mind Group Lifting Spirits meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Thursday of every month at Lifting Spirits, 755 Highway 105, Suite C, Palmer Lake. Call 630-618-9400.

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 for details and to attend first class. GLENEAGLE GOLF Club has implemented a Community Ad-

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

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

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.


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.

AMATEUR RADIO Operators, W0TLM (Tri-Lakes Monument

THE VAILE Museum, 66 Lower Glenway, is open from 10 a.m.

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.

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.

ADULT RECREATIONAL and intermediate pick up volleyball


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

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

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

VINI E Crostini, 6 flight wine tasting paired with moZaic

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 https:// or email info@

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


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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

THE PIKES Peak Branch of the National League of American Pen Women offers information by calling 719-532-0021.

HISTORY BUFFS meets at Monument Library from 1-3 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month. ITALIAN CLUB If you love family, socializing and culture, then membership in Sons of Italy is right for you. Membership is open to men and women.  More information at www. 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 http://; call 719-4871098; e-mail info@ 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 busi- Traditional Worship Service Sunday 10a.m.-Nursery available 18125 Furrow Road Monument 80132



6pm evening Adult Bible Study

10:30 a.m.

Wednesday AWANA 6:15pm

Child care provided

ROCKY MOUNTAIN Chapter, 1st 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 719-687-1169 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 719-338-7939. 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

We Welcome You! 9:15 a.m.

10:15am Celebrating HIM in Worship

Pastor: Dr. D. L. Mitchell

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.

Monument Community Presbyterian Church

Bible Study 9am


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

840 North Gate Blvd.


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.

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.

Crossroads Chapel, SBC

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ness meeting, which ends around 1:30 p.m. Newcomers are welcome. Call Irene Walters, Co-President, at 719-481-1188 for Jean Sanger, Co-President, at 719-592-9311 for reservations.

Service TimeS Woodmoor Campus 8:15, 9:30 and 11:00 a.m 1750 Deer creek rd., monument, cO Northgate Campus 9:30 a.m. 975 Stout Dr., colo Spgs, cO Church Office 1750 Deer creek rd. monument, cO 80132 (719) 481‐3600

11:00 a.m.

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

238 Third Street Monument, CO 80132 719.481.3902

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

Sundays 10:00 a.m. Tri-Lakes Y 17250 Jackson Creek Pkwy. 719-445-9444

Lutheran Church

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

20450 Beacon Lite Road • 488-9613 Morning Worship … 10:00 a.m. Sunday Bible Classes … 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Night Classes … 7:00 p.m.

675 W. Baptist Road Colorado Springs, CO 719.481.2255

Monument Hill Church, SBC

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

8:00 AM – Classic Worship 9:30 & 11:00 AM – Modern Worship 9:30 & 11:00 AM – Children and Student Programs 5:00 – 7:00 PM – Programs for all ages

Pastor David Dyer Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

The “New” MHC - Where Grace and Truth Abound

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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. April 3

Author spotlight Covered Treasures Bookstore, 105 Second St., Monument, joins downtown Monument’s NBA (No Boys Allowed) ticketed event from 5-8 p.m. April 3. Heather Buchman will sign her three literary romance novels, and $5 will purchase your admittance bag full of goodies. Many stores are open late and will host events and serve refreshments. Purchase your tickets prior to the event at the store. Call 719-481-2665. April 8 stAr history Local historian Jack Anthony will discuss the history and construction of the Palmer Lake Star at 7 p.m. April 8 at Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. The Palmer Lake Historical Society will celebrate the 78th year that the Star has shined over Palmer Lake and the surrounding area and the first year the Star has been listed on the Colorado State Register of Historic Places. Anthony will take us on a historical journey of the Star by providing insight into its creation, design, construction, challenges, and artistry. He will also talk about some of the people who worked to build the Star and keep it shining brightly throughout the years. Since 1935, this citizen-built symbol of perseverance and determination has shined from Sundance Mountain throughout December and on

special occasions. This event is free and refreshments will be served after the presentation. Visit www.palmerdividehistory. org.

Administrative Professionals Week seminar and luncheon April 24 at the Double Tree by Hilton, 1775 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd., Colorado Springs. Go to

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homEtown history Castle Rock Historical Society presents Jim Sawatzki’s “Landmark for All” at 7 p.m. April 10 at the Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle rock. Hear about how this hometown history was made, aired on PBS, and how Jim spent his career documenting local communities. See more at Refreshments served at 6:30 p.m.

Author signing Molly Wingate and Marti Woodward will sign their title, “Slow Parenting Teens: How to Create a Positive, Respectful and Fun Relationship with your Teenager” from noon to 2 p.m. April 26 at Covered Treasures Bookstore, 105 Second St., Monument. The parenting book teens want their parents to read. Call 719-481-2665.

April 10 Author signing Ron Scott will sign his book “The 2012

Political Contest in America: Conversations with Gadfly,” and Erin Healy will sign “Stranger Things” from 5:30-7 p.m. April 10 at Covered Treasures Bookstore, 105 Second St., Monument. Call 719-481-2665.

April 24

April 26-27 homE And garden show The Tri-Lakes Women’s Club will have its 38th annual Pine Forest Antiques, Home Décor & Garden Show and Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 26, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 27 at Lewis Palmer High School, 1300 Higby Road, Monument. Admission is $6, and proceeds benefit qualified nonprofit and public service organizations and public schools in the Tri-Lakes Area. Go to for details.

authors from 5:30-7 p.m. May 1. Margaret Brettschneider will sign her various titles including her latest “Truth Lies Six Foot Under”; Walt Larimore will sign his titles including his latest, “The Ultimate Girls’ Body Book”; and Joelle Mueller will sign her title, “Unfolding the Sun.” Covered Treasurers Bookstore is at 105 Second St., Monument. Call 719-481-2665.

mAy 1-4 spring sAlE The Black Forest Arts & Crafts Guild presents its 50th anniversary Spring Show & Sale from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 1-3 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Black Forest Community Center. More than 90 artisan and culinary members will sell their work. Included will be quilts and afghans, baby items, paintings, pottery, jewelry, woodworking, stained glass, dolls, stitchery, note cards, baked goods, jams & jellies and much more. Admission is free. No strollers allowed. mAy 15

Association of Administrative Professionals plans its annual

Author signings Covered Treasures welcomes three

Art hop signing Art Hop begins for another season from 5-8 p.m. May 15. Covered Treasures presents an outdoor evening with Julie Raber of Pocket Pal Map Guides; Susan Davies, director of Trails and Open Space; and Tom Mowle representative of Rampart Range Wildlands project of the Colorado Mountain Club, who will discuss trail volunteer opportunities and answers to many questions regarding trails in the El Paso County area. Refreshments will be served. Covered Treasures Bookstore is at 105 Second St., Monument. Call 719-481-2665.

Group Chef Andrew Sherrill and Colorado Women’s Bean Project. Blue Star Group Chef Andrew Sherrill is a well know chef in this area and has used his creativity to put together this highly unusual dinner,” says a release from the organization. The Artisan Bean Dinner, “Not Just Soup Anymore,” will be Monday, April 21 at Ivywild School, 1604 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80905. The buffet will be open from 6 to 8 p.m. Cost for the dinner is $20 in advance. For tickets to this event, call 719-337-3871 or email soroptimist. Tickets may also be ordered through the Facebook page “Soroptimist International of Colorado Springs,” or at the website through Paypal for $22. The proceeds from the dinner will help support projects that benefit women in Colorado. A portion of each ticket is tax-deductible. Soroptimist International of Colorado Springs is an international service organization whose mission is to improve the lives of women and girls at home and around the world. Locally, among other

projects, they provide an award, The Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity Award, to a woman who is the financial support of her family and who needs more education to provide for her family. Colorado Women’s Bean Project started in 1989. It helps women who have fallen on hard times learn basic skills. They assemble gourmet mixes for bean soup, chili, salsa, dips, spice rubs, and more. Some of their products will be available for sale along with their catalog and order forms at the dinner.

Author signing Sherry Janes will sign her two titles in

the Spirit Songs series, and Kevin Paul Tracy will sign his two titles “Rogue Agenda” and “Blood Flow” from 5:30-7 p.m. April 24 at Covered Treasures Bookstore, 105 Second St., Monument. Call 719-481-2665.

April 24 lunchEon thE Pikes Peak Chapter of the International

mAy 1 Entry dEAdlinE Enter a complete, short story of 100 words or less by May 1 to the Pikes Peak Branch of the National League of American Pen Women Flash Fiction Contest. For complete rules and entry form, go mAy 1

Bean dinner to be held in Springs Staff report Soroptimist of Colorado Springs is sponsoring an innovative bean dinner on Monday, April 21, at Ivywild School in Colorado Springs. “Join us for an exploration of the delicious potential of beans in a buffet meal offering the opportunity to sample various expertly crafted bean-centered dishes. This unusual dinner is being sponsored by Soroptimist International of Colorado Springs, in conjunction with Blue Star

Party divisions apparent in budget fight By Vic Vela The Democrat-majority state House passed a $23 billion budget on March 28 that will increase funding

for education, aid flood and wildfire victims, and will bolster reserves by stashing away millions in “rainy day” dollars. But only one Republican voted for the annual “long bill” as GOP members

blasted Democrats for not funding specific measures that are of importance to the minority party, including money for increased drunken driving penalties and what they are saying is not enough money for K-12

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more dollars than last year’s, thanks in part to a state economy that continues to gain steam. “We are in a better place, we can make investments, we can start putting back the pieces that were harmed in the great recession,” said House Speaker Mark Ferrandino, D-Denver. The bill includes a general fund budget — made up of tax revenue that supports the operations of most state departments — of $8.7 billion, a $600 million increase over the current year’s budget. About half of the general fund dollars support K-12 and higher education, both of which will receive significant increases in the new budget. Through the annual school finance act and the Student Success Act — school funding measures that are making their way through the Legislature — the budget will pump about $200 million in additional K-12 education funding that increase perpupil funding by $200 per student. That money will also be used to enroll more kids in preschool and full-day kindergarten, as well as to fund English language learning programs. Higher education will receive an additional $100 million in funding, the majority of which will go toward student financial aid.

“We are making a huge investment in our K-12 system,” Ferrandino said. “This is a responsible budget that sets us up for success in the future.” The budget also includes an additional $78 million in disaster relief funds. Money will be available to provide tax relief for homeowners who were impacted by last year’s floods and wildfires, something that was a top priority for the Legislature coming into this year’s session. In addition, the long bill includes 2.5 percent pay increases for state employees and Medicaid providers. Gov. John Hickenlooper will see a few things in the budget that he will surely use in his re-election campaign literature. That includes money that will update outdated computer technology at the Department of Motor Vehicles, which aims to significantly reduce wait times at DMV offices. And the state’s emergency reserves will increase from 5 percent under this year to 6.5 percent, under the new budget. That was a key piece to Hickenlooper’s budget request to the Joint Budget Committee, prior to the start of the legislative session. The budget also includes about $50 million that will be set aside for bills that are currently going through legislative process.


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Palmer Ridge sophomore Caleb Ojennes is among the top track stars for Palmer Ridge. His speed and football catching ability is what caught the eye of scouts who recruited him to play in a series of football games in Australia in July. Courtesy photos

Headed down under to play some football Palmer Ridge sophomore Caleb Ojennes is going to Australia this summer to take part in a unique football camp By Danny Summers

dsummers@ Come August, Caleb Ojennes will join his Palmer Ridge football teammates for the start of fall football practice. By that time, however, he will have already played a couple of games half way around the world. Ojennes is in the process of raising the necessary funding that will allow him to head to Australia for a unique football camp in July. He needs to have about $5,000 in his account by the first week of June. The event runs June 29 to July 7 along the Gold Coast. “I’m looking forward to the different culture. I think it would be pretty fascinating,” said Ojennes, a Palmer Ridge sophomore. “Also, it will be their winter down there. That will be better than playing football here in 100 degrees. That’s not fun.” Ojennes (6-foot-3, 185 pounds) was presented with the interesting opportunity to head to the land down under last November by scouts with Down Under Sports. Based in Utah, Down Under Sports has been conducting camps in Australia since 1989. The camps also include basketball, cross country, golf, track and field, and volleyball. “I am honored to be an ambassador of not only my community and state, but also our country,” Ojennes said. Ojennes’ special blend of speed, football instincts and skill were a perfect match for Down Under Sports recruiters. Last fall he was tied for second on the Bears in receiving with 11 receptions for 223 yards and two touchdowns. His 20.27 yards per catch jumped out at Down Under coaches Brian Pella and his father Chris Pella. “Caleb is a great young man on and off

Palmer Ridge sophomore Caleb Ojennes, catching the ball, is trying to raise $5,000 so that he can participate in a unique football camp in Australia.

the field,” said Palmer Ridge coach Tom Pulford. “He played in six of our seven conference games last season and was named honorable mention all-conference.” Ojennes’ camp experience will include getting instruction, as well as playing in two games against some of the top high school competition in the United States. The itinerary also includes wildlife excursions. The Down Under sports programs use the common language of sports to bridge the continents and provide a forum for athletes from around the globe to compete head-to-head in the sport they love. Some prior standouts of the Down Un-

der Bowl include Jake Plummer, Ahman Green, Rob Morris, Dave Dixon and Jesse Williams - all former NFL players. Ojennes’ father and mother - Dan and Candi - are helping their son with his fundraising. Caleb has raised about $1,200. His parents said they are willing to add the final $2,000 to the account if Caleb is able to raise the first $3,000. “Candi and I thought it would be a unique opportunity for Caleb to go Australia,” Dan said. “Plus it’s a good opportunity to get his name out there as an athlete.” Caleb is also a skilled track and field star. He helped three Palmer Ridge relay teams qualify for the Class 4A state meet

in 2013. The 4x400 team finished third, and the 4x200 team finished fourth. They set school records in each event. Caleb holds the school record in the 200 (22.69 seconds). “I got into track a few years ago and I really like it,” Caleb said. To make a donation, you can contact Dan Ojennes at, or by calling 719-243-3120. You can also go to and click on the sponsor link. You can view Caleb’s football highlight video from last season by going to http://


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April 2, 2014

Local artists sought for poster contests By Danny Summers

dsummers@ coloradocommunitymedia. com If you have artistic ability you might want to check with the folks at USA Pro Cycling Challenge to see if you can be of any help. The Local Organizing Committees in Colorado Springs and Woodland Park will host a contest inviting artists to create a local event poster for the fourth annual race that will take place in Colorado in August. All types of artists - professional, amateur, aspiring - are encouraged to let their creativity flow and submit their designs via the Colorado Springs and Woodland Park LOC Facebook pages. Entries for Colorado Springs will be accepted through April 18, with the winners being announced on May 2. Entries for Woodland Park will be accepted through April 25, with the winners being announced on May 2. Artists should have plenty to draw upon as the 2014 Pro Challenge route guides the world’s elite cyclists through some of the most picturesque settings in the country. “We’re looking for something that captures the unique landscape of Colorado Springs, as well as the extreme physical and mental fortitude required for success in the USA Pro Challenge,” said Peter Scoville, Colorado Springs LOC co-Chair. “There have been some phenomenal artwork submissions through the poster contest in

USA Pro Cycling Challenge organizers in Woodland Park and Colorado Springs are holding contests for local artists to create event posters for this summer’s stages in the area. Courtesy photo previous years and we expect to see some incredible submissions again this year. This contest gives fans and artists an opportunity to get involved in the premier professional cycling race in the U.S.” Mike Perini, the co-chair of the Woodland Park LOC, is hoping that the artists can take advantage of the breathtaking landscape of the beautiful Teller County town. “We’re looking for something

that captures the unique landscape of Woodland Park, as well as the excitement and energy of this great cycling event near America’s mountain, Pikes Peak,” Perini said. “We are excited to see the artwork in this inaugural contest and we expect to see some very creative submissions. This contest gives fans and artists an opportunity to get involved in the

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premier professional cycling race in America.” Submissions must be 11’ x 17” and 18” x 24” size. Final artwork must be provided in 300 dpi or greater. The winner must be prepared to provide original Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, or other graphic design file. All entries must be submitted via the USA Pro Challenge - Stage 4 Facebook Contest page and

Stage 5 Facebook Contest page (only online entries will be eligible). This requires either that the artwork be in digital media format or that a digital photograph of the artwork be posted in accordance with the rules, terms and conditions adopted by Facebook. Each file must be in JPEG format and otherwise comply with Facebook’s requirements for posting. Multiple entries may be submitted, but must be submitted at the same time. Once entries are submitted, a local team will review the submissions and select the winner. The winners of each stage will receive two passes to each stage VIP area. Colorado Springs is hosting a circuit race on August 21. Woodland Park is the starting point for Stage 5 on August 22 that ends in Breckenridge. This is a skill-based contest and chance plays no part in the determination of winners. There is no fee to enter and no purchase is required. More information on the USA Pro Cycling Challenge can be found online at and on Twitter at @USAProChallenge. More information on the Colorado Springs stage can be found online at, on Facebook at and on Twitter at @ProChallengeCOS. More information on the Woodland Park stage can be found online at, Facebook page: https://, and Twitter: @USAProCyclingWP.


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April 2, 2014

Lewis-Palmer and Discovery Canyon swimmers ranked high in state poll Area teams are on track to make strong showings at the state meet By Danny Summers

dsummers@ The Lewis-Palmer and Discovery Canyon boys swimming teams have got a pretty solid reputation around the Pikes Peak region. Apparently those accolades carry over to the rest of the state. Swimming guru Rob Nasser released his first rankings of the season last week. LewisPalmer is third in Class 5A, while the Terre Christensen’s Thunder squad is ranked second in 4A. Thompson Valley is ranked first in 4A. Discovery Canyon finished fifth at the state meet in 2013. Among the local teams ranked in the Nasser’s pole are Cheyenne Mountain (4th), Air Academy (6th, the defending state-champion) and Coronado (10th). Swimming rankings change throughout the season. Many of the best swimmers in

the state have yet to register times. Currently, the Thunder is ranked third-fastest in the 200 freestyle relay, fourth-fastest in the 400 freestyle relay and fifth-fasted in the 200 medley relay. Discovery Canyon’s David Keller has top five times in the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle, and 100 butterfly. Lewis-Palmer, coached by Alan Arata, has come out strong again this season. The Rangers finished an impressive second at the Dick Rush Invitation in Thornton last week. Senior Hunter Bains had an impressive day. He helped the Rangers win the 200 freestyle relay, swimming the third leg of the event. The rest of the Rangers’ relay team included Matt Kalish (first leg), followed by Billy Wells and anchor Daniel Deysher. Bains also helped Lewis-Palmer score points in the 100 freestyle and the 200 individual medley events. Bains was second 100 free (46.34 seconds). He finished third in the individual medley, 0.1 seconds out of second and 0.58 seconds out of first. Ahead of the Rangers in Nasser’s poll is Regis and Cherry Creek. Lewis-Palmer senior Zach Mullins is ranked second in 1-meter diving.

Junior Daniel Deysher is enjoying a banner season for the Lewis-Palmer boys’ swimming team. Courtesy photo

Prep sports Scoreboard LEWIS-PALMER HIGH SCHOOL

in Palmer Ridge’s 6-5 win over Goldwater on March 26. Thorne also was credited with the save.

Palmer Ridge 16, McKay 6

Baseball Pinnacle 12, Lewis-Palmer 6 Lewis-Palmer’s Chris Flynn, Ben Stinson, Dj Nunez, Conner Weeth, Carson Haws and Nick Lincoln each scored runs in the Rangers’ 12-6 loss to Pinnacle on March 28. Lewis-Palmer 7, Apollo 3 Coconino 10, Lewis-Palmer 4 Lewis-Palmer’s Chris Flynn, Paul Tillotson, Carson Haws and Hank Kuntzelman each scored a run in the Rangers’ 10-4 loss to Coconino on March 26. North Canyon 5, Lewis-Palmer 3 In the Rangers’ 5-3 loss to North Canyon on March 25, junior Ben Stinson, junior CJ Spivey and sophomore Paul Tillotson scored a run apiece.

Boys track and field

The Lewis-Palmer boys track team did not place at the March 28 Broomfield Shootout.

PALMER RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL Baseball Mountain Ridge 8, Palmer Ridge 3

Billy Schulze went 3 for 3 with a double, two runs scored and two RBI in Palmer Ridge’s 16-6 win over McKay on March 25.

Lincoln 4, Palmer Ridge 3

Junior Tanner Christopherson hit a home run, and juniors Ryan Pappas and Chad Werner scored a run apiece, but it wasn’t enough as Palmer Ridge fell to Lincoln on March 24.

Girls track and field Palmer Ridge places 15th

The Palmer Ridge girls track and field team finished 15th out of 26 at the Broomfield Shootout meet on March 28. Alison Deitsch finished first in the 800 Meter with a time of 2:16.08. Dana Kirk placed ninth in the 100 Meter and sixth in the 100 Meter Hurdles. The 4x400 Meter relay team placed seventh. Abby Thorne tied for sixth in the High Jump and Morgan Day placed ninth in the Pole Vault.

Boys track and field Palmer Ridge places third

The Palmer Ridge boys track team placed third out of 31 teams at the Broomfield Shootout on March 28. Top finishers for the team were Caleb Ojennes in the 400 Meter; the 4x800 Meter Relay Team; and Kyle Yoder in the Pole Vault.


Junior Cole Hurford, junior Jack Stamper andThe senior Carterof persons nominated as names Director for a FOUR-Year Term: CANYON HIGH SCHOOL Thorne each scored a run in Palmer Ridge’s 8-3 loss to Mountain Richard L Shellenberger John Marshall Ridge on March 27.

Palmer Ridge 6, Goldwater 5

Joseph F Stallsmith


The names of persons nominated as Carter Thorne went 3 for 4 with 2 RBI, 3 singles and a run Paradise Valley 11, Discovery Canyon 9 Director forscored a TWO-Year Term:

Discovery Canyon 13, Shadow Mountain 7 Grace Brethren 7, Discovery Canyon 4 Thunderbird 18, Discovery Canyon 8 Palm Springs 7, Discovery Canyon 3

7 p.m. – Palmer Ridge vs. Falcon @ D20 Stadium Boys lacrosse APRIL 4 Noon – Lewis-Palmer @ Chaparral (Parker) APRIL 7 7 p.m. – Lewis-Palmer @ ThunderRidge UPCOMING GAMES Girls lacrosse APRIL 3 Baseball 7 p.m. – Palmer Ridge vs. Rampart APRIL 8 APRIL 3 3:30 p.m. – Palmer Ridge vs. Cherokee Trail 4 p.m. – Palmer Ridge @ Cheyenne Mountain APRIL 5 APRIL 10 10 a.m. – Palmer Ridge vs. Falcon 3:30 p.m. – Palmer Ridge vs. Air Academy APRIL 8 Girls tennis 4 p.m. – Palmer Ridge @ Falcon APRIL 3 4 p.m. – Palmer Ridge @ Vista Ridge Noon – Discovery Canyon vs. Pueblo West APRIL 10 APRIL 8 4 p.m. – Palmer Ridge @ Vista Ridge Noon – Lewis-Palmer vs Discovery Canyon 4 p.m. – Palmer Ridge @ Cheyenne Mountain 3:45 p.m. – Palmer Ridge @ Cheyenne Mountain Girls soccer APRIL 10 APRIL 3 3:45 p.m. – Lewis-Palmer @ Fountain Valley 5:30 p.m. – Palmer Ridge vs. Broomfield 3:30 p.m. – Palmer Ridge @ Vanguard Charter 7 p.m. – Lewis-Palmer @ Liberty Track and field, boys and girls 7 p.m. – Discovery Canyon @ Vanguard Charter election. APRILMail 4 ballots are APRIL 5 required to be mailed to eligible electors 2 p.m. – Lewis-Palmer between 22 and 15 days prior to the elec- @ Scorpion Invitational (Vista Ridge 1:30 p.m. – Lewis-Palmer @ Windsor tion date. High School) APRIL 7 At said election, the electors of the proAPRILinto 5 the District 7 p.m. – Discovery Canyon vs. Vista Ridge posed area to be included shall vote on the following inclusion ques- @ Legend Titan Track Clash (Sports AuNoon – Lewis Palmer APRIL 8 tion: thority Stadium) 7 p.m. – Lewis-Palmer vs. Palmer Ridge SHALL THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED AREA BECOME A PART OF THE TRIBoys swimming APRIL 10 LAKES MONUMENT FIRE PROTECAPRILTHE 9 FOLLOW6 p.m. – Lewis-Palmer @ Cheyenne Mountain TION DISTRICT UPON and particularly to the electors of the Tri-Lakes ING CONDITIONS, IF ANY (NONE)? 6 p.m. – Palmer Ridge @ Vista Ridge 4 p.m. – Lewis-Palmer @Monument Air AcademyFire Protection District of El

Public Notices Kenneth W Smith

Government Legals PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE OF MAIL BALLOT ELECTION §1-13.5-1105(2)(d), 1-13.5-502 TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN and particularly to the electors of the Palmer Lake Sanitation District of El Paso County, State of Colorado: NOTICE IS HEREBY given that a regular election of the Palmer Lake Sanitation District shall be held on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. The election is being conducted as a mail ballot election. Mail ballots are required to be mailed to eligible electors between 22 and 15 days prior to the election date. At said election, the electors of the District shall vote for Directors to serve the following terms of office on the Board of Directors of the District: The names of persons nominated as Director for a FOUR-Year Term: Richard L Shellenberger John Marshall Joseph F Stallsmith The names of persons nominated as Director for a TWO-Year Term: Kenneth W Smith Ballot Issue certified by the Palmer Lake Sanitation District: SHALL PALMER LAKE SANITATION DISTRICT BE AUTHORIZED TO COLLECT, RETAIN AND EXPEND STATE GRANTS AWARDED TO THE DISTRICT (AND NOT REQUIRED TO BE REPAID TO THE STATE) FOR WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITY PLANNING, DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION OR IMPROVEMENTS NEEDED TO COMPLY WITH THE STATE WASTEWATER NUTRIENTS MANAGEMENT CONTROL REGULATIONS AND, DURING ANY CALENDAR YEAR IN WHICH SUCH STATE AND LOCAL GRANT MONEYS EXCEED 10% OF ANNUAL DISTRICT REVENUE, SHALL THE DISTRICT BE


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The address of the location for application and the return of mail ballots and the hours during which the office will be open: The Palmer Lake Sanitation District is located at 120 Middle Glenway Palmer Lake CO 80133 The office is open Monday through Friday, between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., beginning at least 22 days prior to Election Day (April 14th) and from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Election Day (May 6th). Palmer Lake Sanitation District Becky Orcutt (designated election official) (719) 481-2732 Legal Notice No.: 932254 First Publication: April 2, 2014 Last Publication: April 2, 2014 Publisher: The Tri-Lakes Tribune Public Notice SECTION 00690 NOTICE OF FINAL PAYMENT NOTICE is hereby given that Triview Metropolitan District of El Paso County, Colorado, will make final payment at the District Office, 16055 Old Forest Point, Suite 300, Monument, Colorado, on April 9th, 2014, at the hour of 8A.M. Velocity Constructors Inc., of Denver, Colorado for all equipment supplied and ser-

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NOTICE is hereby given that Triview Metropolitan District of El Paso County, Colorado, will make final payment at the District Office, 16055 Old Forest Point, Suite 300, Monument, Colorado, on April 9th, 2014, at the hour of 8A.M. Velocity Constructors Inc., of Denver, Colorado for all equipment supplied and services rendered in construction or work on Water Treatment Plant “B” Booster Pump Station Addition, performed within the Triview Metropolitan District, County of El Paso, State of Colorado.

Any person, co-partnership, association of persons, company or corporation that has furnished l abor, materials, team hire, sustenance, provisions, provender, or other supplies used or consumed by such contractors or their subcontractors, in or about the performance of the work contracted to be done or that supplies rental machinery, tools, or equipment to the extent used in the prosecution of the work, and whose claim therefor has not been paid by the contractors or their subcontractors, at any time up to and including the time of final settlement for the work contracted to be done, is required to file a verified statement of the amount due and unpaid, and an account of such claim, to the Triview Metropolitan District, on or before the date and time hereinabove shown for final payment. Failure on the part of any claimant to file such verified statement of claim prior to such final settlement will release Triview Metropolitan District, its directors, officers, agents, and employees, of and from any and all liability for such claim. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS TRIVIEW METROPOLITAN DISTRICT By: /s/ Valerie Remington Legal Notice No.: 932250 First Publication: March 26, 2014 Last Publication: April 2, 2014 Publisher: The Tri-Lakes Tribune


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NOTICE OF MAIL BALLOT ELECTION §1-13.5-1105(2)(d), 1-13.5-502 TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN and particularly to the eligible electors of the proposed area to be included into the TriLakes Monument Fire Protection District: NOTICE IS HEREBY given that a special election of the Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District shall be held on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. The election is being conducted as a mail ballot election. Mail ballots are required to be mailed to eligible electors between 22 and 15 days prior to the election date. At said election, the electors of the proposed area to be included into the District shall vote on the following inclusion question: SHALL THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED AREA BECOME A PART OF THE TRILAKES MONUMENT FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT UPON THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS, IF ANY (NONE)? •Legal Description of properties as set forth in the Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District Resolution 2013-003, all of which are generally located within the area bounded by Colorado Highway 83 on the west, Black Forest Road on the east, Hodgen Road on the south and County Line Road on the north. The address of the location for application and the return of mail ballots and the hours during which the office will be open: Community Resource Services, 7995 E. Prentice Avenue, Suite 103E, Greenwood Village, CO 80111. The office is open Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., beginning at least 22 days prior to Election Day (April 14th) and from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Election Day (May 6th). In addi-

•Legal Description of properties as set forth in the Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District Resolution 2013-003, all of which are generally located within the area bounded by Colorado Highway 83 on the west, Black Forest Road on the east, Hodgen Road on the south and County Line Road on the north.

Paso County, State of Colorado:

NOTICE IS HEREBY given that a regular election of the Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District shall be held on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. The election is being conducted as a mail ballot election. Mail ballots are required to be mailed to eligible electors between 22 and 15 days prior to the election date.

The address of the location for application and the return of mail ballots and the advertise your public notices call 303-566-4100 hours during To which the office will be open: At said election, the electors of the Community Resource Services, 7995 E. District shall vote for Directors to serve the Prentice Avenue, Suite 103E, Greenwood following terms of office on the Board of Village, CO 80111. The office is open Directors of the District: Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., beginThe names of persons nominated as ning at least 22 days prior to Election Day Director for a FOUR-Year Term: (April 14th) and from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 Michael Smaldino p.m. on Election Day (May 6th). In addition, the Tri-Lakes Monument Fire ProtecJohn Hildebrandt tion District located at 166 2nd Street, Monument, Colorado is a ballot drop-off Thomas Tharnish location, and is open Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and Jacob Shirk 5:00 p.m., beginning at least 22 days prior to Election Day (April 14th) and from The name of the person nominated as 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Election Day Director for a TWO-Year Term: (May 6th). Larry Smith TRI-LAKES MONUMENT FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT The address of the location for application By: Sue Blair, and the return of mail ballots and the Deputy Designated Election Official hours during which the office will be open: (303) 381-4960 Community Resource Services, 7995 E. Legal Notice No.: 932255 Prentice Avenue, Suite 103E, Greenwood First publication: April 2, 2014 Village, CO 80111. The office is open Last publication: April 2, 2014 Monday through Friday, between the Publisher: Tri-Lakes Tribune hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., beginning at least 22 days prior to Election Day Public Notice (April 14th) and from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Election Day (May 6th). In addiNOTICE OF MAIL BALLOT ELECTION tion, the Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District located at 166 2nd Street, §1-13.5-1105(2)(d), 1-13.5-502 Monument, Colorado is a ballot drop-off location, and is open Monday through FriTO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN and day, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and particularly to the electors of the Tri-Lakes 5:00 p.m., beginning at least 22 days priMonument Fire Protection District of El or to Election Day (April 14th) and from Paso County, State of Colorado: 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Election Day (May 6th). NOTICE IS HEREBY given that a regular TRI-LAKES MONUMENT election of the Tri-Lakes Monument Fire FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT Protection District shall be held on TuesBy: Sue Blair, day, May 6, 2014, from 7:00 a.m. until Deputy Designated Election Official 7:00 p.m. The election is being conducted (303) 381-4960 as a mail ballot election. Mail ballots are Legal Notice No.: 932256 required to be mailed to eligible electors First publication: April 2, 2014 between 22 and 15 days prior to the elecLast publication: April 2, 2014 tion date. Publisher: Tri-Lakes Tribune At said election, the electors of the District shall vote for Directors to serve the following terms of office on the Board of Directors of the District:

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The names of persons nominated as Director for a FOUR-Year Term: Michael Smaldino

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