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Judge protected because of Clements’ investigation Warned that 211 crew called for a “hit” By Rob Carrigan An El Paso County judge allegedly went into hiding and was placed under police protection after informants issued warnings that the 211 crew had put a “hit” on the judge’s life for his role in the investigation of the killing of Colorado’s prisons chief Tom Clements at his home near Monument.

But according to El Paso County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Joe Roybal, “the recent reports concerning the Tom Clements murder investigation and 211 Gang reported by the Denver Post requires clarification.” Clements “The Denver Post made several references to investigators in the article. These references are not attributed to El Paso County Sheriff’s Office investigators,” Roybal said.

“The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office continues to be the lead investigative agency into the death of Mr. Tom Clements and will provide information to the media when appropriate.” An anonymous source told The Denver Post that authorities learned that the 211, a white supremacist prison gang, had ordered the assassination of El Paso County Judge Jonathan Walker after at least two jail informants warned prison leaders. The hit is reportedly in retaliation for the 20 search warrants Walker signed on 211 gang members to uncover evidence linking them to

the March slaying of Clements. Clements was shot and killed at his home near Monument in northern El Paso County. The man suspected of killing Clements, Evan Ebel, 28, was reportedly a member of the 211 gang. Just days after Clement’s death, Ebel died in a shootout with Texas law enforcement. The gang was started by inmates at the Denver Jail 20 years ago. Allegedly, one of the founding members, Benjamin Davis, 38, may still be running the gang from behind bars. He has been sentenced to more than 100 years in prison at the Buena Vista Correctional Complex.

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Organization recently received $15,000 grant By Danny Summers

The abandoned Presbyterian Church today, in what used to be Eastonville. See full story on page 10

Sign at this ranch, near what used to be the rail depot, marks the distance to Fort Worth, Texas, in one direction, and Denver in the other.


Nearly three months after a devastating fire destroyed 486 homes and 5,000 acres of trees, Black Forest Together is stepping up its efforts to help all residents any way it can. “We’re here to help people in need or who don’t have insurance at all,” said Eddie Bracken, chairman of the board of directors of the citizen group. “We want to help recover, rebuild and restore the sense of community that was affected by this fire.” Bracken and his group have moved swiftly in their efforts. “Eight or nine of us got together within days after the fire broke out and figured out a plan,” said Bracken, whose home on Milam Road was spared during the fire. “We don’t have a bunch of paid people. We’re all volunteers. “This is not a short-term project. The recovery effort will go on for a long time.” In early August, Bracken and his group’s board of five directors set up a Community Resource Center at Black Forest Fire Station One, located on Teachout Road in the Forest. Operating hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The telephone number is 719-495-2445. You can also check out the web site at www. The resource center offers a sort of onestop shopping. It is modeled after Colorado Springs Together, the group that was formed after the 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire that destroyed 347 homes in the Mountain Shadows part of the city. Forest continues on Page 10



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September 4, 2013

Man killed by train in apparent suicide A body of a young man, apparently killed by a Burlington Northern/Santa Fe Railway train, was found late Tuesday night, Aug. 27, near Park Trail Drive and Blizzard Valley Trail in Monument, said El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Jeff Kramer. The incident is being investigated as an apparent suicide. A train conductor from the railway contacted authorities with information that the

train crew thought they had hit a person near Park Trail Drive and Blizzard Valley Trail. Kramer said the body was found at about 11:35 p.m. Kramer said the Sheriff’s Office is working to identify the man killed and determine why he was on the tracks. The railway also had an investigator at the scene. - Special to the Tribune


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MONUMENT POLICE REPORT HARASSMENT: Aug. 9, at 9:06 a.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Beacon Lite Road, in reference to a disturbance. Officers issued a summons to one adult female. TRAFFIC ACCIDENT: On Aug. 9, around 12:40 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the 15000 block of Old Post Drive in reference to a traffic accident. ARSON: On Aug. 9, at 3:31 p.m, officers responded to the 1300 block of Creek Side Drive on the report of an arson in progress. Four minor children were contacted on scene and it was determined that their model rocket misfired and caused a small grass fire. The children called 911 and TriLakes Fire responded and extinguished the fire. No charges were filed. DAMAGED PROPERTY: On Aug. 9 at 4:03 p.m, an officer responded to the 90 block of Mitchell Avenue on the report of graffiti. CRIMINAL TRAFFIC VIOLATION: On Aug. 10 around 3:20 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the 16000 block of Jackson Creek Parkway on report of a hit-and-run traffic accident. TRAFFIC ACCIDENT: On Aug. 10 around 3:55 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the 300 block of Highway105 in reference to a traffic accident. CRIMINAL MISCHIEF: On Aug. 11 around 7:25 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 400 block of Oxbow Drive in reference to a criminal mischief. HIT AND RUN: On Aug. 11 around 11:25 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 100 block of Jefferson Street on report of a hitand-run traffic accident. ASSIST OTHER AGENCY: On Aug. 12 around 11:50 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 800 block of Beacon Lite Road on report of an abandoned vehicle. Upon investigation, it was found that the vehicle had been reported stolen. CRIMINAL TRESPASS AUTO: On Aug. 13 around 7:30 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 15000 block of Maple Hill Road on report of a criminal trespass. CRIMINAL TRESPASS AUTO: On Aug. 13 at 4:10 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 600 block of Burke Hollow Drive in response to a criminal trespass of an automobile. FAMILY DISTURBANCE: On Aug. 9 at 6:53 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Highway 105 on the report of a domestic dispute. The investigating officer determined that the disturbance was noncriminal. CRIMINAL MISCHIEF: On Aug. 14 at 9:25 a.m., officers responded to the 100 block of Front Street in reference to damaged property. WARRANT SERVICE: On Aug. 14 at 11:33 p.m., officers conducted a citizen contact in the 100 block of Mitchell Avenue. Upon contact, one male was arrested on an outstanding warrant and also charged with criminal impersonation, then transported to El Paso County Jail. ATTEMPTED BURGLARY: On Aug. 15

around midnight, officers responded to 16240 Old Denver Road in response to a burglary in progress. THEFT: On Aug. 15 around 8 p.m., officers were dispatched to 624 Highway105 in response to a theft. TRAFFIC ACCIDENT: On Aug. 16 at 6:58 a.m., officers responded to the 1300 block of Baptist in reference to a single-vehicle accident with private property damage. FOUND PROPERTY: On Aug. 16 at 3:16 p.m., a Town employee turned in found property that was found in the area of 100 block of Front Street. SHOPLIFTING: On Aug. 16 at 8:42 p.m., an officer responded to the 16200 block of Jackson Creek Parkway on the report of a shoplift in progress. A suspect was served with a summons for theft. ASSIST OTHER AGENCY - DUI: On Aug. 18 at 2:14 a.m., an officer responded to the Monument Police Department to assist an outside agency with a DUI suspect. CRIMINAL MISCHIEF: On Aug. 19 around 10:30 a.m., an officer was dispatched the area of Mitchell Ave and Mount Herman Road on report of criminal mischief/graffiti. CRIMINAL MISCHIEF: On Aug. 19 around 10:30 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 100 block of Mitchell Avenue on report of damaged property. FRAUD: On Aug. 19 around noon, an officer was contacted at the Monument Police Department by a citizen reporting a fraud. SXO REGISTRATION: On Aug. 13, an individual responded to the Monument Police Department to register as a sex offender per Colorado Revised Statutes. WARRANT: On Aug. 19 at 9 p.m., officers observed a vehicle with defective lights in the 16200 block of Old Denver. Officers arrested one adult male with an outstanding warrant. WARRANT SERVICE: On Aug. 21 at 9:32 p.m., officers received a license plate reader warrant hit on a vehicle in the 400 block of Beacon Lite Road. One male was arrested upon an outstanding warrant and transported to El Paso County Jail. SEXUAL ASSAULT: On Aug. 22, an officer took a report of unlawful sexual contact that took place in the 17000 block of Jackson Creek pkwy. FAILURE TO APPEAR WARRANT ARREST: On Aug. 23 at 11:25 a.m., while conducting a traffic stop, an officer received a license plate reader hit for an unrelated vehicle associated to a warrant. The vehicle left the area while the officer was engaged on the original traffic stop. After completing the traffic stop, the officer found the associated vehicle in a local shopping area. The officer conducted a traffic stop of the associated vehicle with the assistance of El Paso County Deputies. The driver was arrested on the outstanding warrant. SEXUAL ASSAULT: On Aug. 24 at 1:37 a.m., officers responded to the 16000 block of Elk Valley Trail in regards to a citizen contact.

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El Paso Health one of five high-performing departments Special to Tribune and Courier El Paso County Public Health has become the first public health agency in Colorado to earn national accreditation status by the Public Health Accreditation Board. El Paso County Public Health is among five high-performing health departments to receive accreditation this year; the total number of PHAB-accredited health departments across the United States is 19. El Paso County Public Health has proactively aspired to become one of the first Public Health organizations in the country to obtain national accreditation by PHAB. “Achieving and maintaining accreditation provides the agency with a number of benefits, including increased credibility, ac-

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serve as the national public health accrediting body and is jointly funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The development of national public health accreditation has involved, and is supported by, public health leaders and practitioners from the national, tribal, state, local and territorial levels.

countability, and possible funding advantages,” said Public Health Director Jill Law, R.N., M.H.A. “We will gain valuable, measurable feedback to continuously improve

40 YEARS AGO August 23, 1973 Lt. Dan Kinder, Director of Work Camps for the Department of Religious Activities of Woodmoor Corporation presented a check of $300 to Clair Brenneman, Business Manager of Frontier Boys Village at Larkspur. The gift came from Project Concern, nonprofit dental and medical assistance program in San Diego. Another $300 was raised by gifts from the Key Clubs of the Air Force Academy and Lewis Palmer High School, Church at Woodmoor, employees of Woodmoor Corporation and Kiwanis of Rampart Range. From Postmistress Goldie Simpson: Rural mailboxes should have two lines – the first line should have the name and the second should be the owner’s house number of the route box number. Recent graduates:Nan Graber graduated from UNC on Wednesday, Aug. 15. She received her master’s degree. Laree Suek Smith of Palmer Lake received a Bachelor of Arts from University of Colorado at Boulder on Saturday, Aug.18. Apple Festival and Art Show will be held at the Apple Tree Gallery on Highway 105

in Palmer Lake. The date is Saturday, Sept. 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Those who enter artwork should bring an apple baked good as an entry fee. The attendants are requested to bring an apple recipe to display. Recipe cards will be available to write out recipes. Admission is free. House for Rent: Five bedroom, two baths, carpet, corner lot, fenced yard and enclosed patio. $275. Colorado State Fair, Aug. 25 to Sept. 3. Concerts will be Jerry Lee Lewis, Charley Pride, Mac Davis, Kenney Rogers and the 1st Edition, Lynn Miller and Buck Owens. Daily pass for adults is $1.50, children 75 cents. Season pass is $5 for adults and $2.50 for children. Get an oil change and lubrication at Conoco Monument Travel for $4.88. The Inn at Woodmoor Best Western is now open. Dining room is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. There are meeting and banquet facilities, pool and 124 rooms are available. Milt Steiner is the Owner and General Manager and Mike Rick is the manager. Compiled by Linda Case

the quality of our work.” The agency is an independent organization that administers the national public health accreditation program, which aims to improve and protect the public’s health by advancing the quality and performance of the nation’s tribal, state, local and territorial health departments. To receive accreditation, a health department must undergo a rigorous, multifaceted, peer-reviewed assessment process to ensure it meets or exceeds a set of public health quality standards and measures. El Paso County Public Health is among the first agencies to meet the required standards and measurements to be considered accredited. Public health departments play a critical

role in protecting and improving the health of people and communities. Across the nation, health departments provide a range of services aimed at promoting healthy behaviors; preventing diseases and injuries; ensuring access to safe food, water, clean air and life-saving immunizations; and preparing for and responding to health emergencies. Accreditation status was also awarded Aug. 20 to: Central Michigan District Health Department, Mount Pleasant, Mich. Chicago Department of Public Health, Chicago Kansas City Missouri Health Department, Kansas City, Mo. Tulsa Health Department, Tulsa, Okla.

Seminar to be held on business disaster recovery Preparedness to be discussed at event in Colorado Springs As part of Workforce Development Month and Emergency Preparedness Month, which is September, the Pikes Peak Workforce Center and the Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center announce the Business Preparedness Seminar on Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 8 to 10 a.m. Check-in and breakfast will be at 7:30 a.m. at The Citizens Service Center, 1675 Garden of the Gods Road in Colorado Springs, in rooms 1019 and 1020. All business owners and managers in the Pikes Peak Region are welcome to at-

tend. The seminar will cover preparedness topics such as: Business Insurance Financial Readiness Unemployment Benefits for the Dislocated Worker Employee Action Plan and Physical Mitigation The past two years have presented natural disaster challenges to the Pikes Peak Region, including two major forest fires and flooding because of the effects of those fires. Registration is required at www.cssbdc. org or call 719.667.3803 - Special to Tribune and Courier

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Vintage Base Ball Game is an annual tradition Rock Ledge Ranch Base Ball Game is a page out of history For the ninth consecutive year, I had the honor of playing in the Labor Day Vintage Base Ball Game at Rock Ledge Ranch. But before I get to that, here is a little background on the Ranch and how I became involved. The Ranch, as many of you know, is a living history museum. Its origin dates to the late 1860s. It is open most summer days, and for numerous special events the rest of the year. The Labor Day Base Ball Game is one such event that goes back almost two decades. I first played in the Rock Ledge Base Ball Game in 2005. My son, Garrison, was 11 years old at the time. He had the honor of being a junior docent at the Ranch. He worked primarily in the Rock Ledge House, which sits on the western part of the

property with it back against Garden of the Gods Park. I began volunteering at the Ranch on special occasions. I cooked the turkey in the smoke house one July 4. Other years, I’ve helped run the hay rides, set up hay bale mazes for the Harvest Festival, and even worked security for the popular Fiddles, Vittles and Vino event. But my favorite day of the year at the Ranch is Labor Day. The weather is usually warm (low 80s this year), but you can

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has is that fielders are not allowed to wear gloves of any kind The Rock Ledge Base Ball Game is as throwback as it gets. Cleats are not allowed. Neither are sunglasses, arm pads, leg pads, shin guards or catcher’s masks. Most of us wear blue jeans. The pitcher’s mound is flat and there are no fences to hold the ball in the park. At Rock Ledge, of course, we play on a poorly mowed rocky meadow. The ambience would not be complete without a local brass band playing period music. The players drink water (no Gatorade here) from tin cups. The Rock Ledge game also features a cow that grazes in right field during the latter stages of the game, suffragettes who picket for women’s rights, and even an occasional appearance by former President Abraham Lincoln. I’ve never seen Honest Abe make an out yet. As many as 500 fans come out to watch the game in any given year. The nine-inning affair is usually over in a brisk couple of hours. Over the years, I have been fortunate enough to write about other Vintage Base Ball Games in the area. For several years (not this summer) the Tri-Lakes Swans played a game during the Rocky Mountain Chautauqua Festival in Palmer Lake. At least one time a batted ball found its way onto a passing train and never was seen from again. I have also covered the Vintage Base Ball Game that takes place in Victor during Gold Rush Days. Those are some happy miners out there in the Gold Bowl. I don’t know if you’ve yet planned Labor Day 2014, but you may want to stop by Rock Ledge Ranch and take in the Base Ball Game. My hope is that you have as much fun watching as my son and I do playing. Don’t forget your lawn chair and umbrella.

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e are Pikes Peak will become Hollywood’s At mountain this month. orly That’s because Universal Pictures will be on Pikes Peak shooting for “Fast & Furious ete 7” on location. The studio has requested od the accommodation of a revised schedule o- because of several complex shoots that involve a longer setup time than initially a thought. e The film series has earned more than who $2.3 billion and has become Universal Stuoc- dios’ biggest franchise of all time. “Fast & nt Furious 7” is scheduled for release in theest aters on July 6, 2014. Among the actors who could be on the tch mountain shooting scenes are Paul Walker, n- Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana ple Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris and Dwayne Johnson. e Walker was the grand marshal of this ase year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, rs which took place in June. In order to provide the best chance of tain success for this film, a change in the clot sure schedule has been granted by the city ay of Colorado Springs, which operates Pikes n Peak Highway. This change will affect all visitors who wish to drive the Pikes Peak Highway or access the North Slope Recring reation Area during some day from not y through Sept. 10. The Highway will be closed today and abor Thursday from Glen Cove to the summit. Visitors will not be allowed to go above e Ball Glen Cove nor access the summit via the ch ng. m-

Pikes Peak will be the site of filming for the movie “Fast and Furious 7.” The Mountain will be partly closed for a few days, beginning today. Courtesy photo Pikes Peak Highway. The North Slope area will be open as usual. On Sept. 6 and 10, the highway, including the North Slope Recreation Area, will be closed to all visitors. These areas will be open to visitors and the summit on the other dates, weather permitting, but there will be filming activities during operating hours so visitors

should anticipate intermittent traffic delays on the highway. Hikers can access the summit via Barr Trail and Crags Trail without interruption. However, hikers should be prepared to hike off of the mountain as the highway will be closed and there will be no transportation from the summit via the Pikes Peak Highway. The Pikes Peak Cog Railway will operate

during its normal scheduled hours during these closures. Visit their website at www. cograilway.comfor more information. Because of the inconvenience, the city will offer a 50-percent discount today and Thursday to all visitors on the Pikes Peak Highway. No other discounts will apply and the discount is not applicable to the North Slope Recreation Area.

Justice Department issues guidelines on pot Prosecutors will not block recreational marijuana use By By Vic Vela






The federal government provided clarity on Colorado’s marijuana laws on Aug. 29, with the Department of Justice issuing guidance saying that prosecutors will not seek to block recreational pot use and sales here - so long as the newly-created industry abides by state regulations. However, the memo does spell out priority cases that involve serious marijuana-related offenses that federal prosecutors will continue to investigate, regardless of state laws. And it maintains that marijuana possession, cultivation and distribution of the drug will remain a federal crime. Still, the memo makes it clear that federal prosecutors won’t be beating down doors of most recreational pot users in Colorado any time soon.

The clarity provided by Attorney General Eric Holder’s office has been a long-timecoming for many around the state, who have sought guidance from the feds ever since Colorado voters passed Amendment 64 last year - the ballot measure that legalized recreational pot use and sales. “This is a good thing,” said state Sen. Cheri Jahn, D-Wheat Ridge. Jahn played an instrumental role in crafting regulations associated with Amendment 64 during this year’s legislative session. “It’s not a matter of this being something that was statuatorial. This was citizen-driven and put into the (state) Constitution. How do you not respect that?” The AG’s Office memo reiterates that “the federal government has traditionally relied on states and local law enforcement agencies to address marijuana activity through enforcement of their own narcotics laws.” The memo also says that the federal government has left “lower-level or localized (marijuana) activity to state and local authorities (to deal with).” But the guidance from the justice de-

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partment makes it clear that federal prosecutors will continue to make marijuana enforcement determinations, depending on the seriousness of the case. The department laid out eight “enforcement priorities” where the feds will continue to devote resources, “regardless of state law.” They include cases where drug funds go to gangs or cartels and cases involving drug trafficking. The feds also make it clear that they do not want marijuana being distributed to minors. The guidance memo says it’s up to the states that legalize the drug to ensure that there are strong enforcement laws. “The Department’s guidance in this memorandum rests on its expectation that states and local governments that have enacted laws authorizing marijuana-related conduct will implement strong and effective regulatory and enforcement systems that will address the threat those state laws could pose to public safety, public health and other law enforcement interests.” Rep. Dan Pabon, D-Denver, who was the

chairman of the legislative select committee that drafted Amendment 64 legislation this year, said that’s exactly what the Legislature accomplished this session. “We drafted the most robust marijuana regulations in the country because public safety is our top priority,” Pabon said through a statement. “The feds’ action validates all our hard work to protect public safety, comply with the will of the people of Colorado and keep marijuana out of the hands of kids and criminals.” Gov. John Hickenlooper also issued a statement, thanking the federal government for providing clarity on this issue. “We recognize how difficult this issue has been for the Department of Justice and we appreciate the thoughtful approach it has taken,” Hickenlooper said. “Amendment 64 put Colorado in conflict with federal law. Today’s announcement shows the federal government is respecting the will of Colorado voters.” The state of Washington will join Colorado in allowing retail pot sales, beginning next year.

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End of a legend and way of life Colorado had been a destination for trailblazing cowman Charlie Goodnight and his partner Oliver Loving when they first drove cattle across “the Graveyard of Cattleman’s Hopes,” “the Bitter River,” the Pecos. For almost two decades, blazing trails through the cattle country from the Brazos in Texas, on into New Mexico, to the Arkansas and the Platte in Colorado, he was searching for his own “Shangri-La,” where he might one day settle. “In the summer of 1868, he found ‘The Spot.’ It was a green little valley along the Arkansas about five miles upstream from Pueblo, surrounded by bluffs of shale,” wrote Ralph C. Taylor in his Colorful Colorado column in early April of 1950. The column was sponsored by Coors Brewing for years and aired on radio stations and published in Colorado newspapers, including the Pueblo Chieftain. “This, he decided should become the headquarters of his vast cattle business. Around it lay thousands of acres of uncropped Gama grass that fattened steers almost as fast as corn.” Finally closing the partnership maintained long after the death of Oliver Loving in the winter of 1868-69, he established his headquarters at a spot (one among many) known as “Goodnight.” “Most of the land of his new domain he acquired in partnership with Jacob and Peter Dotson and Mrs. Annie Blake. Mrs. Blake had only recently acquired from the heirs of Gervacio Nolan the 48,000 acres which the U.S. government had recognized from the 300,000 originally granted the Frenchman Nolan by the Spanish govern-

ment when it controlled all the land South of the Arkansas River,” noted Taylor. “Mrs. Blake bought the land for $10,000 and then sold one third to Goodnight for $5,000 and another third to the Dotsons for a like amount, retaining her third. The deal gave Goodnight access to most of land from the St. Charles River on the east to Hardscrabble on the west, with the Arkansas River as the northern boundary. The tract formed a triangle, the southeastern boundary going along the St. Charles and the Greenhorn Rivers to meet the western boundary along the Greenhorn Range.” It included what was later to become the town site of South Pueblo. With big plans set in motion, he left for Kentucky to be married to Mary Ann (Molly) Dyer. Goodnight met Dyer in Texas during the Civil War in Cross Timbers and they had maintained a relationship since. She was 31 and Goodnight was 34 when they were married in Hickman, Ky., on July 26, 1870. They went by boat to St. Louis, traveled to Abilene, Texas, by train, and then set out by stage to Pueblo. En route to Pueblo, Goodnight had discovered the trail of two cattle thieves associated with the notorious Coe gang

A visiting palace on train wheels This unique visitor passed down from Denver, stopping at Colorado Springs for a couple days. It must have turned heads as it passed along the Front Range on the Rio Grande! The handsomest railroad train that ever crossed the continent and maybe the finest in the world arrived in Colorado Springs yesterday, April 10, 1901, over the Denver and Rio Grande from Denver. They were on their way to California, but spent enough time in the area to visit several significant local sights. The party Dr. and Mrs. Seward Webb and family made up a dozen passengers. Webb represented the Vanderbilt interests. He was the son-in-law of Cornelius Vanderbilt, who has interest in a number of local projects as well as a number of large investments in the east. The train has been in Denver briefly, but a day later it was parked at the Rio Grande’s station in Colorado Springs. On the train first was a special horse car, used for baggage of the party, then a Cafe car “Genesta”, were all the staff could eat, then the private car “Swannanoa” and last but not least Dr Webb’s own car “Elsmere,” which is a fine as it is possible to make a car. Both private cars had their own dining rooms and chef. All of the cars were lettered “New York Central and Hudson River” printed across the top and were vestibule. The vestibule allowed the passage between cars without stepping out into the weather, a recent development in railroad cars. The interior of the cars was magnificent. The furnishings were of the finest and each was like a fine home. The train was guarded against too curious inspection of the public and impossible for the public to gain entrance to the cars. On board the train - in addition to the party - were 10

servants including chefs, porters, policemen, waiters and valets. There were also a number of pets that belonged to the passengers, including dogs and parrots. Webb remained in constant contact with New York through his private secretary. Even though anxious to get on to California, they met with many of the important residents of the area. A lunch was arranged for some of these in the privacy of the train. A large number of the local citizens came down to the station to view the train. In the afternoon after the lunch, the train was pulled by two locomotives of the Denver and Rio Grande to Manitou. The size of the train required more than normal power to make the trip. Upon the return to Colorado Springs, the train continued south to Pueblo and west to Salt Lake City. The rest of the trip was made with as much speed as possible to get the train to Coronado Beach, Calif. The return to New York was more than a month later, quickly made to New York. In the 1890’s, Cornelius Vanderbilt himself had visited the area and had been up the mountain in the cab of one of the little steam locomotives. These stories of famous visitors who went up the mountain was rarely recorded, but mention in the Manitou paper was often just a paragraph.

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and alerted Colorado Vigilance committee upon his arrival in Pueblo. His alarm allowed them to quickly capture the rustlers and they were placed in the Pueblo Jail. However, the unfortunate souls were taken from the jail in the night and hanged from a telegraph pole outside the Drover hotel in which the newlyweds were staying. Goodnight first tried to keep the lynching from his new wife Molly, but was unable to do so. “The bride accused Goodnight of associating with Yankees and ruffians and demanded to be taken back to Texas,” wrote Taylor. In Goodnight’s own account in letters, he recalled his and his wife’s exchange. “I understand they hanged them to a telegraph pole,” she exclaimed in her distress. “Having been married such a short time, while and not accustomed to making excuses, I hardly knew how to reply, but finally stammered out in very abashed manner: “Well, I don’t think it hurt the telegraph pole.” Goodnight agreed to return his new wife to civilized Texas, allowing she would rest a few days. But the growing and developing town in the meantime offered the promise of becoming civilized itself — and she soon forgot about going back. Pueblo, with about 600 residents in 1870, found Charles and Molly Goodnight as good neighbors. Goodnight, intent on improving his herd, imported shorthorn bulls to the range of the plains. He also started extensive farming operations, growing corn to fatten cattle and planted several thousand apple trees. Addition-

ally, he built irrigation ditches, and tried to improve the streambed to protect his trees and increase his land holdings. He took an active interest in the business community as well, giving $1,000 to found an educational institution and requiring it to be independent of all sects and religious creeds. His wife was instrumental in the founding of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Pueblo — the first of its denomination in southern Colorado. “Money was a costly matter to borrow. Goodnight was paying 1 1/2 to 2 percent per month. He joined others in 1873 in organizing the Stock Growers’ Bank, which advertised 6 percent on three month deposits, and 8 percent on 12 months,” noted Taylor. “Goodnight owned and operated the opera house and many business properties in Pueblo, but when the panic hit, it just about wiped him out. (He) turned again to the cattle ranges to regain his panic losses and formed a partnership with John W. Prowers, the lower Arkansas valley stockman who was the father of Lamar and Prowers County. Prowers and Goodnight started a meat packing business at Las Animas, which in the early ‘70s was the end of the Santa Fe Railroad. Goodnight’s aim was to improve the quality of the range cattle by using better bulls; by slaughtering inferior stock and sending it to eastern markets.” But he became discouraged by the slow financial recuperation process and the increasingly crowded southern Colorado Carrigan continues on Page 7

LETTER TO THE EDITOR As I dropped my son off at school this morning, I couldn’t help but think of the image President Obama tweeted last night of Tom Mauser. Tom was holding a picture of his son, Daniel, who lost his life in the Columbine school shooting. I tried to put myself in Mr. Mauser’s shoes imagining what it would be like to receive that horrible call telling me that my son wasn’t coming home from school … I couldn’t. I literally can’t imagine the pain and suffering a parent goes through in the loss of their child. Even though I can’t imagine that pain, my heart breaks for all of the parents who have lost a child in these horrible senseless acts. As a state lawmaker, I want to ensure my son and all Colorado children have the opportunity to learn and grow free of the threat of violence in their schools. Unfortunately, gun-control laws do nothing to help us accomplish this goal. We need to remain focused on eliminating schools as soft targets, making improvements regarding mental health issues, and reducing

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range. He decided once again to relocate. This time back to Texas and the Palo Duro area he knew as a Texas Ranger and scout. “In the fall of 1875, he took what was left of his Colorado outfit and herded it past Two Buttes to the Cimarron, past the ruins hich of Robber’s Roost and down the Canadian e- River … Goodnights established their oted home ranch, 100 miles from their nearest neighbor, 250 miles from Las Animas were e supplies were packed,” wrote Taylor. rties Using his land near Pueblo as secust rity, he borrowed $30,000 from George W. n to Clayton. He paid 18 percent interest per ses year and eventually befriended Clayton’s agent, John Adair, who had a large esk- tate in Ireland but wanted to get into the cattle business. Adair and the Goodnights ht formed partnership, which became widely known as the JA Brand. e With Adair’s money and Goodnight’s ht’s know-how, the operation flourished and ange had nearly a quarter million acres under r- fence by Adair’s death in 1885. ern The JA has survived, and today is still run by descendants of the Adair family. low Today, it has 1,335,000 acres of land and 100,000 cattle on range, and includes opdo erations in six Texas counties, and a ranch near Larkspur. Two years later, Goodnight dissolved the arrangement and moved to a smaller spread of 140,000 acres with 20,000 head of cattle in nearby Goodnight, Texas, his namesake. In later years he dabbled with breeding experiments designed to produce better beef cattle ... as well as the ill-fated “Catr talo.” ent “The latter resulted when his buffalo . t of in rend

bull ‘Old Sikes’ became enamored with longhorn cows,” wrote Mike Flanigan of the Denver Post in a 1986 article. In addition to all these accomplishments, he is credited with the inverntion of the Chuck Wagon, when he converted an old military Studebaker wagon during his early trail days, by building shelves and compartments on the wagon to make cooking on the trail easier. He invested (with little or no success) in mining operations in Mexico, and once even tried his hand at producing a movie to show how he remembered the West. Shown only at a cattleman’s convention and at a dinner in New York, the flick never caught on with the viewing public because of its decided lack of gunfights, and the Indians portrayed were as likely to be friends as they were to be hostile. His first wife, Mary Ann or “Molly,” as she was known, died in 1926. After her death, a sick and despondent Charlie Goodnight was nursed backed to health by a 26-year-old nurse and telegraph operator from Butte, Mont., that he first came in contact with because of their shared surname. In March of 1927, right after Charlie turned 91, the two un-related Goodnights, Charlie and the very young Corrine, married. Charlie died of a heart attack two years later in Tucson, Ariz., after selling and delivering Buffalo roasts to butcher shops in Phoenix on Dec. 12, 1929. Years later, Ralph C. Taylor captured the sentiment of the moment. “The great, driving spirit of the old cowman had gone on, but the civilization he had blazed in Texas, New Mexico and Colorado has remained. The cowboys, with tears streaming down their leathery cheeks, laid his body under the verdant grass on the edge of Palo Duro Canyon. It was the end of a long and famous trail — the Goodnight trail.”

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Sanitation District must take part in election to receive grant By Michael M. Wicklund, District Manager, Monument Sanitation District On July 19, the State of Colorado granted the three special districts that own the Tri-Lakes Wastewater Treatment Facility — Monument Sanitation District, Palmer Lake Sanitation District and Woodmoor Water and Sanitation District — $1,080,000 from the state’s general fund to help pay for planning, design and construction of new state-mandated nutrient treatment equipment by May of 2016. Because each district owns a one-third share of the facility, the total grant will be divided equally by the districts –$360,000 each. There are no requirements to pay back any of this grant money. The grant award is broken into two parts: A $1 million design and construction grant and an $80,000 planning grant. The three districts are not required to match the $1 million grant, but are required to contribute a 20-percent match of $16,000 for the $80,000 grant. This $16,000 match will be paid in equal one-third shares. These two state grants will offset part of the costs required for the Tri-Lakes facility to comply with the state’s mandate for tighter nutrient limits that will be imposed in 2017 by the state’s new Control Regulation 85. These improvements to the wastewater treatment facility have to be made. The District has no choice. The Tri-Lakes facility meets the state’s Control Regulation 85 limits for removing nitrogen from its treated effluent but not the phosphorus limits.The preliminary cost estimate for this new state-mandated phosphorus equipment is $2,007,000. Monument Sanitation District’s share of this cost is $669,000. If the district can accept the entire $360,000 from the Tri-Lakes

facility’s grant, the remaining district cost of $309,000 would be paid using existing district capital reserves and user fees. To be able to receive all of its $360,000 share of these state nutrient grants, Monument Sanitation District must ask its eligible electors if the District can exceed its annual state grant TABOR limit of about $50,000 - 10 percent of its annual revenue/ expenditures – about $500,000. Monument’s electors will vote on this request to allow acceptance of the district’s entire $360,000 share of the $1.08 million nutrient grant funding in the Nov. 5 general election. Elector approval would enable the district to accept the entire $360,000 in state grants, as well as continue receiving all of the District’s regular revenue from use fees, tap fees, late fees, rents and other income. This regular revenue pays the ongoing costs of operating Monument Sanitation District. Elector approval on Nov. 5 would also allow the district to be able to accept the entire amount of any other state nutrient grants larger than 10 percent of its annual revenue/expenditures that may be awarded in the future — particularly any future state grants to help pay for the much larger nitrogen and phosphorus treatment equipment costs that have already been mandated by the state’s new nutrient Regulation 31.17. The much tighter nitrogen and phosphorus treatment requirements in Regulation 31.17 will be imposed by the state on the Tri-Lakes facility in 2022. The Monument Sanitation District Board will hold a special meeting in the district conference room, 130 Second St., at 10 a.m. on Sept. 3 to approve a resolution certifying the final ballot question language for this Nov. 5 election.

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A car swerves across the centerline and slams into you head-on in a sickening thud, a spray of glass, an exploding air bag. You’re alive, but you’re hurt and you need help — fast. Someone calls 911. Who comes to render aid, how much training and experience they have, and even how long it takes them to arrive will vary drastically, depending on where you are in Colorado. So will your chances of living or dying. That’s because in emergency medicine, minutes matter. And Colorado is a state with 82 percent of its 5.2 million people concentrated along the Front Range from Fort Collins to Pueblo. It’s also a state with vast sweeps of rural land, including three of the nation’s 15 least-populous counties. Those realities have spawned a patchwork emergency medical system where a wide disparity exists between the on-theground care you could expect along a rural highway and what you would see along the urban Front Range. It’s a state with dead zones, where no dedicated ambulance service exists. And it’s a state where many rural communities are fighting to maintain even a basic emergency medical service. “We struggle day in and day out,” said Sue Kern, the emergency medical system coordinator and coroner in Cheyenne County on Colorado’s eastern plains. She is also the director of nursing at Keefe Memorial Hospital in Cheyenne Wells, just 18 miles from the Kansas border.

Fewer people, higher risk

I-News examined 10 years of traffic fatality data, compiled by the Colorado Department of Transportation, and then compared it with the average population in each county over a decade — calculating a rate equal to the number of deaths per 10,000 residents in road crashes. The five counties with the highest rate of traffic fatalities — Mineral, Cheyenne, San Juan, Kiowa and Baca — are all small, remote counties, and four of them lost population in the first decade of the 21st century. Two of them are among the three Colorado counties with fewer than 1,000 residents. On the flip side, the five counties with the lowest rate of traffic deaths — Arapahoe, Boulder, Jefferson, Douglas and Denver — are in the highly populated Denver metro area. A new report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that 55 percent of those who died in road crashes in 2011 lost their lives in rural areas, while only 19 percent of the population lived in

rural areas. In Colorado, 51 percent of those who died in 2011 crashes perished on rural roads, according to the same report. Part of this disparity is the result of geography. Part is the result of philosophy — emergency care is concentrated where the most people live. And part is an outgrowth of Colorado’s long history of “local control” — where local officials figure out how best to care for those who suffer life-threatening traumatic injuries. Also, many rural areas are served by volunteers whose dedication is not in question but whose training and experience may pale compared to their urban counterparts.

Response time is crucial

“If you live in urban Colorado, the response is quick,” said Randy Kuykendall, interim director of the state’s emergency medical system. “If you live in rural Colorado, it’s longer, and it’s a day-to-day struggle.” Kuykendall acknowledged that no one from the state has tried to determine exactly which areas fall into an emergency ambulance no-man’s-land — places where there is no contracted ambulance service. As it stands now, neighboring agencies respond into those areas. But none of that matters when you’re injured. Minutes matter. “The `Golden Hour’ is a real thing,” said Dr. Gregory Jurkovich, chief of surgery at Denver Health Medical Center. “The concept is valid — you have a limited amount of time before you’ve lost your opportunity to save someone’s life.” Get hit head-on Denver’s Federal Boulevard, and you can expect that an ambulance operated by Denver Health will arrive in a matter of minutes, two highly trained paramedics on board. Get hit head-on in Poudre Canyon west of Fort Collins, and it’s likely to be a very different experience. First, you have to find a phone in an area with no cell service, said Bill Sears, president of the board of the Poudre Canyon Fire Protection District. “In the lower part of the canyon, a couple of our volunteers work close, in the western part of Fort Collins, and they’re close enough that they can respond into the lower canyon in about — worst case is about half an hour,” Sears said. “If you’re bleeding to death, of course, that’s no consolation. But that’s the reality of being out in the boondocks.” The backbone of Colorado’s on-theground emergency medical system is a patchwork of ambulances operated by more than 225 individual organizations — cities, hospitals, ambulance districts, fire districts, private companies — and the

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emergency medical technicians and paramedics who staff them.

Training levels differ sharply

Colorado is one of two states — California is the other — that leave it to counties to license ambulance providers. And while the work of all those different organizations is coordinated by the state through 11 regional councils, there is no statewide oversight of such benchmarks as mandated response times. Those seriously or critically injured are treated at a system of designated trauma centers, from Level 1, where the most grievously hurt are taken, to Level 5. But in one part of the system after another, there are dramatic differences between the available care in urban and rural areas. All three of the state’s existing Level 1 trauma centers are in the Denver area — Denver Health Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center and St. Anthony Hospital. And in much of rural Colorado, the wounded are likely to be treated by volunteer emergency medical technicians, who have to leave homes or jobs, respond to the garage where the ambulance is parked, and then speed to an accident scene. Those EMTs — while highly dedicated — may initially have as little as 150 to 200 hours of training. Paramedics — such as those who staff all of the Denver Health emergency ambulances — have at least 1,500 hours of training. Privately operated medical helicopters exist, but they are largely clustered along

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At the same time, there is nothing in Colorado law that obligates anyone to provide emergency medical services. “We provide advanced life support ambulance service,” said Tim Rossette, deputy chief of the Kiowa Fire Protection District in Elbert County, “but if my board decides to stop providing that service, they can do that and there’s nobody that’s required to come in and fill that void.” The dwindling population in many rural counties makes it more difficult for local organizations to raise money from a shrinking tax base or find volunteers willing to give up hours at a time for no pay. Dramatically changing Colorado’s system would probably require a major infusion of money — most likely through taxes or fees or a combination of the two. One state that has built such a system is Maryland. Motorists there pay $14.50 a year in vehicle registration fees that are dedicated to the state’s emergency medical system. The fee generates roughly $55 million a year, and it funds a fleet of seven medical helicopters based around the state and operated by the state police. All operating expenses are covered by the vehicle registration fees, which also support the state’s EMS certification system

Cars drive along Highway 285 in the Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District in Jefferson County southwest of Denver. About 50 volunteer firefighters averages one call per day in this 55-square-mile section of mountainous and heavily forested land and the majority of those calls are medical emergencies. I-NEWS AT ROCKY MOUNTAIN PBS and pay for a statewide medical communications system. According to the same federal report, 35 percent of those who died in auto crashes in Maryland in 2011 were on rural roads. But even people in the Colorado system question whether there’s value in dramatically increasing funding in rural areas for a relatively small number of calls. In southwestern Colorado’s Hinsdale County — where the Continental Divide crosses twice — EMS director Jerry Gray said people simply have to accept that emergency response in rural Colorado is very different from that in urban Colorado. “The reality of the situation is that up on Stony Pass you’re never going to get a response like you will in downtown Denver,” Gray said. “It’s just the nature of the beast, and people need to realize when they’re headed out into the area. People come here

for the solitude and the remoteness of it, and that brings with it delayed response times.” Kuykendall, the acting state EMS chief, said that while little can be done to change geography, one thing that can change is the way people think about ambulances. Historically, ambulance services are paid when they transport a patient. Kuykendall said he’d like to see EMS funded the way police and fire protection are, “because what you’re really paying for with an ambulance or a fire truck is you’re paying for it to be ready to go when the public needs it, as opposed to only paying for it when it actually is in use.” I-News is the public service journalism arm of Rocky Mountain PBS. For more information, go to or call 303-446-4932. Senior reporter Burt Hubbard contributed to this report.

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The board meets every other week at La Foret in the Forest. Tonight at 6:30, there will be a general public meeting at the fire station. Black Forest Together is working with various local, county and state government agencies, as well as private and public entities. Among them are the El Paso County, La Foret, AspenPointe, Salvation Army, Tri-Lakes Care and Share, Catholic Charities, the Housing and Building Association, area churches, and the El Paso County Health Department. Black Forest Together became incorporated with the State of Colorado early in its efforts. The group has applied for 501c3 status.

“That’s pending,” Bracken said. “We’ve been told we’re on an accelerated process for disaster relief organizations.” Last week, the organization received its first big financial boost; a grant from the Pikes Peak Community Foundation for $15,000. “That will be used to get us up and running,” Bracken said. Bracken added that the U.S. Small Business Administration has been given approval to write loans up to 30 years at 1.8 percent to residents who lost their homes because of the fire. Black Forest Together has established a committee to evaluate requests for funding. Bracken’s group is also working on plans for longterm forest midigation, clearing the forest of thousands of dead trees, and the repair septic systems and wells that were damaged by the fire.

Benefit for Black Forest raises $12,000 Special to the Tribune BLACK FOREST, Colo. - The “Benefit for Black Forest” music festival organized by the Black Rose Acoustic Society raised $12,000 to aid victims of the Black Forest Fire. “The Black Rose Acoustic Society considers it an honor and a privilege to present this check to Tri-Lakes Cares,” said Black Rose President, Jeff Smith. “Black Rose has been hosting shows in the Black Forest for nearly 20 years, and this special event was one the most important we’ve ever produced.” Over 700 people attended the music festival at the Wonderland Ranch in Black Forest on August 24 when 11 bands performed non-stop on two stages. More than 50 families who lost their homes in the worst fire in Colorado history were among the honored guests at the daylong event. “We are extremely thankful for the support from the Black Rose Acoustic Society and the surrounding commu-

nity for making this event such a success,” said Carrie Pendergast, Development Manager for TLC. “Tri-Lakes Cares is covering all administrative expenses associated with servicing those impacted so we can distribute 100 percent of these funds to help families affected by the fire.” Smith and Pendergast both gave special thanks to the Wonderland Ranch staff and the 57 volunteers who kept things running smoothly all day long. Their dedication and hard work was paramount. Volunteers handled everything from parking cars, to serving food and beverages. “We couldn’t have done it without them,” they said. “This was an event in the Black Forest, for the Black Forest,” said Chad McKellar, Wonderland Ranch owner. “We were glad to do our part for the community.” On June 11, a wildfire broke out near Falcon Drive and Shoup Road in the Black Forest. Within days, 488 homes burned to the ground and two people lost their lives when quickmoving flames trapped them in their

garage. By the time firefighters could contain the blaze a week later, more than 14,000 acres of forested home sites burned. Hundreds of families lost everything. Smith said that when he saw the devastation from the fire, he knew right way he had to do something, so he did what Black Rose does best – gather musicians together to make music. The organization’s Board of Directors met and the idea to hold a fundraiser grew from a concept, to a highly successful festival, in less than 8-weeks. Ponds on Wonderland Ranch played a key role in the firefighting effort. Helicopters scooped up over 250,000 gallons of water from the ponds to drop on the flames. On Saturday, people sat in lawn chairs on the water’s edge while listening to music. “We will be eternally grateful to the firefighters and first responders on the ground and in the air for keeping us safe and protected, and our hearts go out to our friends and neighbors who have suffered losses in the fire,” said McKellar.

U.S. Small Business Administration offers disaster assistance for residents By Special to the Tribune Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to Colorado residents and business owners affected by Manitou Springs flash flood that occurred August 9, 2013, U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Karen G. Mills announced today.

SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster in response to a request SBA received from Gov. John W. Hickenlooper on August 29, 2013. The disaster declaration makes SBA assistance available in El Paso County and the neighboring counties of Crowley, Douglas, Elbert, Fremont, Lincoln, Pueblo and Teller. “The U. S. Small Business Administration is strongly committed to providing

Colorado with the most effective and customer-focused response possible, and we will be there to provide access to federal disaster loans to help finance recovery for residents and businesses affected by the disaster,” said Mills.”Getting our businesses and communities up and running after a disaster is our highest priority at SBA.” “Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to homeowners, renters, busi-

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The Eastonville Cemetery, with graves dating back to 1865, rests at the corner of Latigo Boulevard and Meridian Road, not far from the outer reaches of burn area of the Black Forest Fire. Photo by Rob Carrigan and Courtesy photos.


rich in history

Ghost town memories from Charles M. Hobbs By Rob Carrigan In August of 1965, the following firsthand account was related to Jean Evans of Monument. This account was told to her by Charles M. Hobbs, a longtime resident of Eastonville, a once thriving community on the Black Forest’s edge about 12 miles east of Monument. Evans was described as a prolific writer, intensely interested in the historical areas of which she is living. Her conversations with Hobbs have become the definitive source for information about early Eastonville. She published that information in the Palmer Lake-Monument News that year.


first saw Eastonville in the spring of 1886, and we lived at that time on the John Smalley place, about seven miles northeast of Eastonville, in the eastern edge of the Table Rock community. In the month of June, I was sent to Eastonville on an errand, as that was the nearest store, and as I stood on the top of the divide, just northwest of the little town, and gazed down the Squirrel Creek Valley, I thought it was certainly a ‘Cattleman’s Paradise,’” according to Hobbs as recorded by Evans. Eastonville at that time had only about 30 or 40 inhabitants, according to Hobbs, and the railroad from Denver to Pueblo had just been built in 1882. That road was first known as the Denver and New Orleans; and later as the Denver, Texas and Fort Worth and finally, the Colorado Southern. “The main line did not enter Colorado Springs, but there was a branch line

from Manitou Junction, which came to the Springs and the depot was located on Sahwatch, just south of the Puffer Mercantile Company’s location. This was a very busy road for years, and it was the main line for transportation of southern cattle to northern pastures in the spring of the year. There were nine passenger trains each way though Eastonville daily, and numerous freights. The depot was never closed. There were two agents, Mr. Taylor and George Sprout,” Hobbs said. “The station was first named McConnellsville, Easton was the first post office in that community and was located about one mile north and east of Ayer Ranch on Jonathan Goodrich’s place. The mail was carried there from Colorado Springs, usually on horseback. When it was decide to move the post office to the new railroad station, there was objections raised because of the similarity of the the two post offices Easton and Eaton, and then it was decide to call the new office and station Eastonville, as it has been since.” The town grew quickly with the advent of rail depot. By 1900, the community had nearly 500 residents and growing business sector. “The first store in town was owned by John Brazelton. He sold it to John and Orlin Gates. (No relation to Russel Gates.) Then they sold it to Russel Gates Mercantile Co. Russel Gates then proceeded to erect an immense store building, which laid in an ‘L’ shape and had about 400-foot linage and was a two-story affair. Business was good and they soon added a big lumber yard and creamery,” according to Hobbs. “Mr. Gates was a very energetic man and proceeded to organize stores in nearly all the neighboring towns. He owned the Z Bar Z Ranch on the head

The ghosts of Eastonville potato farmers, butter churners, and railroaders still haunt the edge of the forest with their grave markers in Eastonville Cemetery. Rob Carrigan of the Big Sandy. Later, he moved to Denver and left James Durkee on the ranch. Mr. Gates was once an unsuccessful candidate for mayor of the city of Denver. The upper story of this big store in Eastonville contained a hotel, a furniture store, and a large hall with a splendid stage,” he said. “Eastonville was surrounded by a splendid farming community, and huge crops of grain and potatoes were grown. Two-pound spuds were common, and there was a great demand for seeds of these dry land potatoes from other growing centers. No, we didn’t have any price controls then, and we had to take whatever the market was, and that was sometimes 25 cents per hundred weight. Trainloads of potatoes were shipped from Eastonville and Monument. These two towns were the agricultural center, employing many people

in loading and shipping. Potato bakes were held in both Monument and Eastonville. John W. Black was the big buyer for eastern markets. But alas, one year, our potato crop failed and never has returned to normal production. However, there is a few potatoes raised, but it took all the profit out of the business to do the necessary spraying and doctoring.” Also, changes were in the works with the coming of the automobile and with help from Mother Nature. “When the automobile and truck began to appear on the scene, small towns began to feel the effects of them, and Eastonville and Monument were two of the towns that really felt it. When the flood came in 1935, it so completely demoralized the railroad, that soon it was taken up. The Gates Mercantile Co. began to disintegrate and Mr. Ragsdale took over the Eastonville store and continued to run it for several years. Houses were torn down and moved away. A rural mail route was established from Elbert and the post office at Eastonville was discontinued. The stockyards were torn down. In few years, only a few buildings were left of what was once a very prosperous place.” Today, you can see a few remnants of old Eastonville by traveling straight east on Baptist Road from Monument, as it turns into Hodgen Road, past the burn scar to where it is at an intersection with Eastonville Road, then south, a little less than a mile, then east onto Sweet Road. Remnants of what was once the town are along either side of Sweet, until (and after) your reach Elbert Road. The Presbyterian Church on the south side of Sweet Road survived for many years as the community center, and is still standing. Eastonville Cemetery is on the corner of Latigo Boulevard and Meridian Road.


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Display puts hunger in the picture The 22 8-by-10-inch photographs are simply set in a display case in the airy lobby of the Denver Public Library’s central branch. On an early Saturday afternoon, men and women, old and young, stroll by on the marble floors. A few glance at the images — portrayals of lives lived with hunger — but so far today no one stops. Most never see the stories just beyond the glass, much the way many never see the hunger hidden among us every day. “It’s something I hear a lot since I’ve been talking to people about poverty — `You’re not the average homeless person; you’re not the average hungry person,’” says Caroline Pooler, 53, who came to know hunger and homelessness after losing her job two years ago. Three of the photographs in the case are hers. “There really is no average hungry or homeless person. They can be someone who’s working full-time and they’re not going to get lunch that day because they have to give lunch to their kids.” Caroline and nine other women are participating in Hunger Through My Lens, an innovative project by the advocacy organization Hunger Free Colorado that gave them digital cameras to document how they see a world without consistent and healthy sustenance. The goal is simple, project manager Lauren Flax says: Give the experts, those who know what it’s like to be hungry, a platform to voice their opinions and help shape answers to what should be a solvable issue. “We really believe there is a solution to ending hunger,” Flax says. “Just as there are many solutions, there needs to be multiple people coming up with them. Who better than the hungry?” The women are a diverse group. They are Latino, African-American and white, ranging in age from 22 to late 60s. They are mothers and grandmothers in Jefferson and Adams counties, Denver and Aurora. Some have lived in systemic poverty since they were children. Some live an “average, normal, middle-class life

but they go to bed hungry every night, hiding it even from their church groups,” Flax says. Some have made bad choices, either through lack of education, access to resources or circumstances. But all share the common denominator of having experienced the isolating and desperate hunger that comes when you don’t know how or when you’ll have your next meal. Through their photographs, they hope to provide a glimpse for others — perhaps a dawning understanding — into that world. “It’s a way to put faces to statistics,” Flax says. “It’s easy to forget a number. It’s a lot harder to forget a face or a story.” First, the statistics, compiled from various federal and state reports: • One in six Americans in the U.S., and nearly one in four children, are foodinsecure. • More than 25 percent of working families in Colorado don’t have enough food to meet basic needs. • An estimated 270,000 children in Colorado, or 22 percent of all children, live in food-insecure households. • Colorado has the fastest-growing rate of childhood poverty in the country. The numbers are astonishing. And here are Caroline’s stories, told in her photographs, which she titled: • “Reverse Disparity,” a photograph of two banana clumps. One is full, fresh and smooth yellow, selling for 59 cents a pound in a grocery store in an affluent neighborhood. The other is in a smaller, privately owned grocery 30 blocks away in a neighborhood considered a “food des-

ert” because it has no large supermarkets offering healthy options within a mile. These three bananas are slightly bruised, for sale at 89 cents a pound. “I’m certainly not faulting that grocer,” Caroline says. “We need that grocer in that area.” But lower quality food for higher prices is the reality. • “Farming for Food Sustenance for the Heart.” A close-up of an orange nasturtium, taken in an urban garden in which Caroline was working. “I really did find that while I was on my hands and knees trying to feed myself, people in suits and briefcases were looking in and wishing that was them. I am the lucky one in so many ways,” she says, “pulling my food from the ground.” • “Ancestral Meals.” A photo of a Cambodian family’s ceremonial meal, spread out in bowls and prepared in honor of ancestors for a holiday. “It’s an inside look at the diversity of the culture here in Denver and Colorado and how those cultural food needs must be met as well,” Caroline says. Although Caroline began struggling when she lost her job working in a medical research office, she initially resisted applying for food stamps, turning instead to urban gardening as a way to feed herself. She took the bottle cap- and cigarettestrewn lot of a friend and began tilling and planting the soil until it flowered into an organic garden in which she harvests tomatoes for a nearby bodega, and lettuce, squash, eggplants and green beans for herself. A nonprofit restaurant, which operates on donations, uses her produce to cook her lunch. Local food banks also helped. But last November, one turned her and others away when it ran out of food. The memory still brings tears. “I just walked down the street and cried, more so for the thought of the moms that were turned away.” Shortly after that, she applied for food stamps. And “it has been a blessing to go to the grocery store and really meet my

nutritional needs.” An artist also, she considers her work with Hunger Free Colorado among her most important. The organization offers training on how to advocate for hunger issues before local governments and agencies to those who, like Caroline, want their voices to be heard and want to make a lasting difference for others in their shoes. In October, Caroline starts a school program she hopes will lead to a job that can provide her with the stability to provide not only for herself, but also for her 24-year-old son, who despite his job still finds himself hungry at times. “I would like to buy groceries every two weeks and take them over to his house,” she says — just the way she used to. Back at the exhibit at the library, a woman glances at the photographs as she walks by. She slows down, and backtracks for a closer look. The photo of a hand-scrawled sign — “Will Work 4 Food” - caught her attention. “It just made me want to look,” Susan Wolinsky, 71, a retired lawyer, says. “I just think it’s pretty sad that in this country people don’t have enough to eat … People who have full stomachs have a better chance of being productive citizens and of helping others.” She was surprised to find out she was one of only two passersby in an hour who had studied the exhibit, which will travel to four Adams County libraries, the 16th Street Mall in Denver and Hunger Free Colorado’s Oct. 1 Hunger Summit. “It’s too bad,” Wolinsky says, “that some of the photographs aren’t on billboards towering over the city so that people have no choice but to look at them.” Indeed. That would put big faces on the big numbers that are hunger in Colorado. Ann Macari Healey’s column about people, places and issues of everyday life appears every other week. She can be reached at or 303566-4110.


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Clubs in your Community

Editor’s notE: To add or update your club listing, e-mail rk, attn: Tribune. r ProfEssional ers er is- front rangE Business Group meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 en- p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of every month at Bella theirPanini in Palmer Lake. a tri-lakEs BusinEss Networking International meets hoes. from 8-9:30 a.m. every Wednesday at the Mozaic Inn in l Palmer Lake. Call Elizabeth Bryson at 719-481-0600 or e-mail hat roher tri-lakEs ChamBEr Business After Hours meets at 5:30 till p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at various locations. Free to members; $10 for non-members. Call 719 481-3282 or y two go to e,” 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 she 38 is delayed or cancelled, their will be no meeting. Yearly acks membership dues are $20. Call 719 481-3282 or go to www. — tion. Wisdom and Wealth Master Mind Group Lifting Spirits an meets from 7-9 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday from July just to September at 755 Highway 105, Unit C, Palmer Lake. RSVP to Meredith at 630-618-9400. Visit www.MeredithBroomy ople

Woodmoor BusinEss Group Meeting is the second nd ofMonday of every month from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Woodmoor

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friEnds of Monument Preserve is a nonprofit organiza-

history Buffs meets at Monument Library from 1-3 p.m.

tion 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.

glEnEaglE golf Club has implemented a Community Advisory 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. thE PikEs Peak chapter of Pheasants Forever meets at 6:30

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

thE VailE Museum, 66 Lower Glenway, is open from 10

a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays year-round and from 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays from June through August. Groups by appointment are accepted. Call 719-559-0837.

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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.

sErViCEs sharE Colorado, a nonprofit organization, is a monthly

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 719-3313003 or go to

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amatEur radio Operators, W0TLM (Tri-Lakes Monument omeFire Radio Association), meets the third Monday of each s month at 6:30 p.m. at the Tri-Lakes Monutemnt Fire Protechave tion District Station 1, 18650 Hwy 105. All Amateur Radio

Operators are welcome. Call Joyce Witte at 488-0859 for more n information. oloadult rECrEational and intermediate pick up volleyball is at Lewis-Palmer Middle School every Monday from ople, 7-9 p.m. Call Claudia at 719-313-6662 for details. ars Bingo By the Tri-Lakes American Legion Post 9-11 is t 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 www. for more information.

Big rEd Saturday Market. Fresh vegetables and fruit, bakery

items, local honey, crafts, jewelry, pet stuff and more are for sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday at the Big Red Saturday market at Second and Jefferson streets in Monument.

thE 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. 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@

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

Notice To Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Charles Edgar Palmer, aka Charles E. Palmer, Deceased Case Number: 2013 PR 30237 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of El Paso County, Colorado on or before January 4, 2014 or the claims may be forever barred. Thelma L. Palmer Personal Representative c/o Debra Piazza Montgomery, Little & Soran, P.C. 5445 DTC Parkway, Suite 800 Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111 Legal Notice No: 932158 First Publication: September 4, 2013 Last Publication: September 18, 2013 Publisher: The Tribune



Misc. Private Legals

Attorney: Brianna L. Schaefer Firm: HindmanSanchez P.C. Address: 5610 Ward Road, Suite 300 Arvada, Colorado 80002-1310 Phone Number: 303.432.8999 Fax Number: 303.432.0999 E-mail: Atty. Reg. No.: 34078 Our File No.: 3168.012 Case No.: 2013CV2092 * Div: 18 SUMMONS THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANTS: You are hereby summoned and required to appear and defend against the claims of Plaintiff, as set forth in the Complaint filed with the Court in this action, by filing with the Clerk of this Court an Answer or other response. You are required to file your Answer or other response within twenty-one (21) days after service upon you if within the State of Colorado, or within thirty-five (35) days after service upon you if outside the State of Colorado or if served by publication pursuant to C.R.C.P. 4(g). If served by publication, service shall be complete on the day of the last publication. A copy of the Complaint may be obtained from the Clerk of the Court. If you fail to file your Answer or other response to the Complaint in writing within the time required, judgment by default may be rendered against you by the Court for the relief demanded in the Complaint without further notice.

You are hereby summoned and required to appear and defend against the claims of Plaintiff, as set forth in the Complaint filed with the Court in this action, by filing with the Clerk of this Court an Answer or other response. You are required to file your Answer or other response within twenty-one (21) days after service upon you if within the State of Colorado, or within thirty-five (35) days after service upon you if outside the State of Colorado or if served by publication pursuant to C.R.C.P. 4(g). If served by publication, service shall be complete on the day of the last publication. A copy of the Complaint may be obtained from the Clerk of the Court. If you fail to file your Answer or other response to the Complaint in writing within the time required, judgment by default may be rendered against you by the Court for the relief demanded in the Complaint without further notice.

Misc. Private Legals

This is an action affecting the real property described in the Complaint and is a proceeding in rem as well as a proceeding in personam. Dated this 8th day of May, 2013. Respectfully submitted, HINDMANSANCHEZ P.C. Original signature of Brianna L. Schaefer is on file with the law offices of HindmanSanchez P.C. pursuant to C.R.C.P. 121, §1-26(7). /s/ Brianna L. Schaefer Brianna L. Schaefer, No. 34078 Marc A. Tahiry, No. 38991 ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF HILLSBORO CONDOMINIUM OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. Address of Plaintiff: Hillsboro Condominium Owners Association, Inc. c/o Z&R Property Management 6015 Lehman Drive, Suite 205 Colorado Springs, CO 80918 Legal Notice No.: 932145 First Publication: August 14, 2013 Last Publication: September 11, 2013 Publisher: The Tribune Public Notice DISTRICT COURT, EL PASO COUNTY, STATE OF COLORADO Court Address: 270 South Tejon Colorado Springs, CO 80901 Court Phone: 719-448-7700

This is an action affecting the real property described in the Complaint and is a proceeding in rem as well as a proceeding in personam.


Dated this 8th day of May, 2013. Respectfully submitted, HINDMANSANCHEZ P.C.

Attorney: Brianna L. Schaefer Firm: HindmanSanchez P.C. Address: 5610 Ward Road, Suite 300

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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 business meeting, which ends around 1:30 p.m. Newcomers are welcome. Call Irene Walters, Co-President, at 719-4811188 for Jean Sanger, Co-President, at 719-592-9311 for reservations. mount hErman 4-H Club meets at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at Grace Best Elementary. There are no meetings in June, July and August. Anyone interested in pursuing animal projects, archery, cooking, sewing, model rocketry, woodworking or just about any hobby is welcome. A new member meeting is the third Thursday in October. Call Chris Bailey at 719-481-1579. ordEr sons of Italy in America meets on the first Tuesday at 702 S. Tejon St. in Colorado Springs. Call Tony Rodasta for details or information, 719-260-8773. thE PalmEr Lake Art Group meets on the second Saturday of the month at the group’s Vaile Hill Gallery, 118 Hillside Road. Call 719-488-8101 for information. PalmEr diVidE Quiltmakers meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at The Church at Woodmoor. Contact Carolyn at 719-488-9791 or thE PikEs Peak Branch of the National League of American Pen Women offers information by calling 719-532-0021. PikEs PEak Women’s Connection meets the second Thursday of the month for a luncheon at the Clarion Hotel Downtown, 314 W. Bijou St., Colorado Springs. Social time begins at 11:30 a.m., with luncheon and program from noon to 1:30 p.m. Free preschool childcare is available with a reservation; $16 inclusive. Call 719-495-8304 for reservations or information. All women are welcome. rotary CluB of Colorado Springs InterQuest meets at 4:45 p.m. Thursdays at Liberty Heights Retirement Center, 12105


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Attorney: Brianna L. Schaefer Firm: HindmanSanchez P.C. Address: 5610 Ward Road, Suite 300 Arvada, Colorado 80002-1310 Phone Number: 303.432.8999 Fax Number: 303.432.0999 E-mail: Atty. Reg. No.: 34078 Our File No.: 3376.003 Case No.: 2013CV2070 * Div: 4 SUMMONS THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANTS: You are hereby summoned and required to appear and defend against the claims of Plaintiff, as set forth in the Complaint filed with the Court in this action, by filing with the Clerk of this Court an Answer or other response. You are required to file your Answer or other response within twenty-one (21) days after service upon you if within the State of Colorado, or within thirty-five (35) days after service upon you if outside the State of Colorado or if served by publication pursuant to C.R.C.P. 4(g). If served by publication, service shall be complete on the day of the last publication. A copy of the Complaint may be obtained from the Clerk of the Court. If you fail to file your Answer or other response to the Complaint in writing within the time required, judgment by default may be rendered against you by the Court for the relief demanded in the Complaint without further notice. This is an action affecting the real property described in the Complaint and is a proceeding in rem as well as a proceeding in personam. Dated this 6th day of May, 2013. Respectfully submitted, HINDMANSANCHEZ P.C. Original signature of Brianna L. Schaefer

Ambassador Drive in Colorado Springs. Call Scott Allen at 719-590-7460.

silEnt sPrings Social Group is a social group for hard of hearing and deaf adults. Sign language users are welcome. Dining out at local restaurants, potlucks and community activities are available on an ongoing basis. Call 719-487-9009 or e-mail toastmastErs faCC Masters Club meets at noon Thursdays at Lockheed Martin, 9975 Federal Drive. Visit http:// or call Kirby at 719-481-3738. tri-lakEs amEriCan Legion Post 9-11 meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the Depot Restaurant on Colo. 105 in Palmer Lake. Contact Ed at 719-481-2750. tri-lakEs BarBErshoP Chapter meets Mondays. Call

Phil Zara at 719-481-3197.

tri-lakEs CroP Club meets on the third Saturday of the month. Call Angela at 719-481-9735. tri-lakEs CruisErs Car Club meets at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the Tri-Lakes-Monument Fire Station on South Colo. 105. Open to all vehicle makes and models. Call Dale at 488-2852. tri-lakEs friEnds of the Libraries meets from 10 a.m. to noon the second Monday of each month from September through June at Monument Library. thE tri-lakEs Lions Club meets the first Thursday of every month at Monument Hill Country Club. The social is at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting is at 7 p.m. The International Association of Lions Clubs is the largest service club in the world with over 1.35 million members. The Lions are known as the “Knights of the Blind.” By conducting vision screenings, equipping hospitals and clinics, distributing medicine and raising awareness of eye disease, Lions work toward their mission of providing vision for all. Lions clubs are groups of community minded men and women who are interested in helping serve their communities. For information about the new Tri-Lakes Lions Club, contact the club’s president, Dave Prejean, at 719492-8274. More information is available at tri-lakEs nondEnominational Men’s Gathering meets at 6:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Pinecrest Lodge in Palmer Lake. Continental breakfast is included. Call Basil Marotta at 719-487-9500. tri-lakEs ParEnts of Multiples Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Monday of each month at the Little Log Church in Palmer Lake. Child care is provided for a minimal fee. New members and visitors are welcome. E-mail tlpoms@yahoo. com or call 719-488-6785. tri-lakEs VfW Post No. 7829 meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at The Sundance Lodge/Oakleys. New members are welcome. Call Darby Kelly at 719-481-4377. u.s. air Force Academy Toastmasters meets from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays at DeVry University, 1175 Kelly Johnson Blvd., Colorado Springs. Visit airforceacademy or call Angela at 719-494-2777. Guests are welcome.

You are hereby summoned and required to appear and defend against the claims of Plaintiff, as set forth in the Complaint filed with the Court in this action, by filing with the Clerk of this Court an Answer or other response. You are required to file your Answer or other response within twenty-one (21) days after service upon you if within the State of Colorado, or within thirty-five (35) days after service upon you if outside the State of Colorado or if served by publication pursuant to C.R.C.P. 4(g). If served by publication, service shall be complete on the day of the last publication. A copy of the Complaint may be obtained from the Clerk of the Court. If you fail to file your Answer or other response to the Complaint in writing within the time required, judgment by default may be rendered against you by the Court for the relief demanded in the Complaint without further notice.

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This is an action affecting the real property described in the Complaint and is a proceeding in rem as well as a proceeding in personam. Dated this 6th day of May, 2013. Respectfully submitted, HINDMANSANCHEZ P.C. Original signature of Brianna L. Schaefer is on file with the law offices of HindmanSanchez P.C. pursuant to C.R.C.P. 121, §1-26(7). /s/ Brianna L. Schaefer Brianna L. Schaefer, No. 34078 Marc A. Tahiry, #38991 ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF HARTSOCK VILLAGE CONDOMINIUM HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION Address of Plaintiff: Hartsock Village Condominium Homeowners Association c/o Z&R Property Management 6015 Lehman Drive, Suite 205 Colorado Springs, CO 80918 Legal Notice No.: 932150 First Publication: August 22, 2013 Last Publication: September 18, 2013 Publisher: The Tribune

Government Legals Public Notice NOTICE TO AMEND 2013 BUDGET TRIVIEW METROPOLITAN DISTRICT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Directors of the Triview Metropolitan District, of the County of El Paso, State of Colorado, will consider amending the District’s 2013 Budget at a regular meeting to be held on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. at the offices of the Triview Metropolitan District, 16055 Old Forest Point, Suite 300, Monument, Colorado. A copy of the proposed Budget Amendment is on file at the offices of the District located at 16055 Old Forest Point, Suite 300, Monument, Colorado and is available for public inspection.

Public Notice NOTICE TO AMEND 2013 BUDGET TRIVIEW METROPOLITAN DISTRICT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Directors of the Triview Metropolitan District, of the County of El Paso, State of Colorado, will consider amending the District’s 2013 Budget at a regular meeting to be held on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. at the offices of the Triview Metropolitan District, 16055 Old Forest Point, Suite 300, Monument, Colorado. A copy of the proposed Budget Amendment is on file at the offices of the District located at 16055 Old Forest Point, Suite 300, Monument, Colorado and is available for public inspection. Any interested elector of Triview Metropolitan District may file any objections to the Resolution at any time prior to its adoption by the Board of Directors of the Triview Metropolitan District at the abovestated meeting. The meeting is open to the public.

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BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE TRIVIEW METROPOLITAN DISTRICT Robert Eskridge, Secretary Legal Notice No.: 832159 First Publication: September 4, 2013 Last Publication: September 4, 2013 Publisher: The Tribune

Public Notice The Woodmoor Water and Sanitation District No. 1 is seeking applications from qualified District residents to fill a vacancy on its Board of Directors. Interested persons are encouraged to apply for the appointment at the District’s office located at 1845 Woodmoor Drive, Monument, CO 80132 by no later than September 13, 2013. After application reviews and interviews with chosen applicants are completed, the selected applicant will be appointed to fill out the remainder of the term of the vacant office which will run from the appointment date through May of 2014. Legal Notice No.: 932160 First Publication: September 4, 2013 Last Publication: September 4, 2013 Publisher: The Tribune

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Junior Cheradyn Pettit has enjoyed a meteoric rise to one of the top field hockey goalkeepers in the state. Photos by Danny Summers

Rising star in goal for the Bears Palmer Ridge goalkeeper Cheradyn Pettit is among the top junior level field hockey players By Danny Summers Cheradyn Pettit grew up playing soccer. As a high school freshman, she made the Lewis-Palmer varsity squad as a goalkeeper. A couple of years ago, Pettit decided to give field hockey a whirl. She made the Palmer Ridge field hockey team “C” squad as a freshman in the fall of 2011. Within a year she was playing in the Junior Olympics. Needless to say, soccer has taken a back seat to field hockey. “I improved exponentially that year,” Pettit said with a smile. “I think it all started with indoor. My coach (Palmer Ridge coach Paul Lewis) asked me to fill in for our goalie for indoor. I just went for it.” Lewis, a national coach with United States Field Hockey, introduced Pettit to the Futures Program, where she played for the Under-16 team. By the summer of 2012 she found herself in the Junior Olympics. “These girls were pretty awesome” Pettit said. “From the top D they could flick it top right. It was pretty insane playing with them. The speed was a lot faster than I’m used to. “These east coast girls train all their lives. It was an awesome experience playing with them.” Pettit was the only girl from Colorado selected to the Junior Olympics team. “It was pretty cool,” she said. “I felt like I was representing my state. It was a huge honor to go there.” This summer, Pettit was back in the Futures Program, but this time she took it up several levels and played with the Under-19 team. She was selected to play in the national championship games in Virginia Beach, Virginia, but she did not made the Junior Olympics squad. Pettit attributes her soccer background as a huge reason for her meteoric rise as a national-level field hockey goalie. “It was just easy to transfer a lot of what I

The Palmer Ridge field hockey team advanced to the state championship game in 2012. The Bears have six returning starters. Pictured from front to back are: Cheradyn Pettit, Courtney Child, Ashley Walker, Briana Knop, Daelynn Demello and Jessica Berg. learned in soccer to field hockey,” she said. “I just fell in love with field hockey. It was easy for me to increase my skill level, especially with coach Paul there by my side telling me what to do. His faith in me to do well really helped me along.” Lewis not only gives advice, he often pelts Pettit with shots during practice from 16 yards out. “His shots are hard,” said Pettit, who swung between Palmer Ridge’s junior varsity and varsity as a sophomore. “The worst ones are when I get hit in the bicep. He has a habit of nailing me in the helmet. It scares me and it doesn’t hurt that badly, but he

finds it funny.” Pettit is dedicated year-round to field hockey. She attends numerous camps and festivals around the United States. She also plays in an indoor league. “She’s definitely the best goalkeeper in the state this year,” Lewis said. “She’s tough as nails. She’s not afraid to throw her body through the air and go for it. She’s fearless in the goal.” Pettit’s goal is to get accepted into a Division I college program and from there become a college coach. “Maybe even play for the national team or the Olympic team,” Pettit said.

First and foremost, Pettit will be trying to help Palmer Ridge to another successful season. The Bears were the state runner-up last year. “I feel pretty confident with Cheradyn in goal,” said Palmer Ridge junior center midfielder Courtney Child. “She knows what she’s doing and she can really tell our defense what they’re doing wrong and what they’re doing right. She knows what’s right and she knows what she’s talking about. “ Two other Palmer Ridge players were also part of the Futures Program this summer; senior Jessica Berg (U-19) and sophomore Edie Statham (U-16).


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Serratore setting the Thunder up for success Discovery Canyon senior setter hopes to lead the volleyball team to a breakout season By Danny Summers

Carina Serratore has been described as a “strong leader” on the court. Photo by Brian Arnold

In volleyball the setter is like the quarterback on the court. She calls out plays and sets up her hitters to be in the best position to minimize the other team’s blockers. For the last three seasons, Carina Serratore has been that leader for Discovery Canyon Campus. It is a role she relishes and excels in with enthusiasm. “I think leadership is very important in being a setter,” Serratore said. “You have to be someone the rest of your team can come and talk to. They have to have confidence in you.” Serratore rarely leaves the court. She touches the ball nearly every time it crosses the net. “She’s a strong leader on the court and she’s had a ton of experience at the varsity level,” said Discovery Canyon coach Melissa Bravo. “She’s a different kind of a leader. She leads with a little bit of laughter, which I think is good because it brings release to the court. “But she also has authority out there. The girls trust her to do her job.” The Thunder plays in the highly competitive Pikes Peak Athletic Conference. Cheyenne Mountain has won five consecutive Class 4A state titles. Lewis-Palmer advanced to the state championship game in 2012. The rest of the conference consists of Palmer Ridge, Air Academy, Falcon, Vista Ridge and Sand Creek. “Against teams like Cheyenne Mountain and LewisPalmer, defense is probably the most important thing,” said Serratore, who plays club ball for Monument-based Colorado Classix. “It’s so fun playing in those games at the high level. “We can give those teams a run for their money because they don’t expect us to come out and be strong. It’s all about

Martin still head of girls’ soccer program Ryan Parsons will co-head coach varsity team with Martin By Danny Summers Joe Martin is back and in charge of the Lewis-Palmer High School girls’ soccer program. Martin will again be the Head of the Program with Ryan Parsons serving as Martin’s co-head coach on varsity. Kaitlyn Berry will be the junior varsity coach. “I’m excited about next season,” Martin said. “I think we’ll have a good, strong team.” Martin was embroiled in controversy last spring when a group of Rangers players and parents called for a meeting with then Lewis-Palmer athletic director Russ McKinstry. The following day, April 17, Martin removed himself as the head varsity coach in the best interests of the program. Some of the Lewis-Palmer players who led the revolt against Martin graduated in May. Several others are still involved with the program as of this writing. McKinstry resigned his post in June and accepted a similar position at Chaparral in Parker. In July, Martin met with new Lewis-Palmer athletic director Nick Baker and the two worked out details on how the girls’ soccer program will be run this season.


Daniel Carlson, the high school all-American kicker who starred for The Classical Academy, is playing football for the University of Auburn this fall on a full scholarship. Carlson, a freshman, is listed on the Auburn roster, but it is unclear if he will redshirt this season. Senior Cody Parkey, second-team preseason all-Southeastern Conference, is listed as the No. 1 kicker on the depth chart. There are two other sophomore kickers on the Auburn roster. Last year as a senior at TCA, Carlson converted 10 field goals and 54 kickoffs for touchbacks. He was the topranked kicker nationally at Kohl’s Kicking Academy Underclassmen Challenge, and was ranked No. 4 nationally among kickers by Scout and Rivals. He played in the U.S. Army Bowl all-American game in January.


Regan Mullen, a 2012 graduate of The Classical Academy, has been named to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference preseason All-RMAC woman’s cross country team. Mullen is a sophomore at Colorado Christian University.


Palmer Ridge alumnus Casey Deeds (class of 2013) is playing field hockey for Stanford. Deeds, who served as a team captain her final two seasons for Palmer Ridge, is listed on the Cardinal varsity roster as an attacker. Stanford played its first matches of the season last weekend at home against Connecticut and Michigan State. While at Palmer Ridge, Deeds helped the Bears to four consecutive appearances in the state playoffs, improving each year with a quarterfinal showing in 2010, semifinal effort in 2011 and runner-up finish in 2012. She was active in the Tri-Lakes community, initiating a team service project called Field Hockey For Food, promoting awareness of the sport while generating proceeds, supplies and donations for a local food bank.


Elite skateboarders from around the world will be ripping down a course this week at over 60 MPH on the Pikes Peak Highway. The action takes place Saturday at 10 a.m. and Sunday at 9 a.m. as Colorado Springs hosts the Pikes Peak Downhill for the first time as part of the International Downhill Federation’s 2013 Tour. Fans can watch the world’s fastest skateboarders take on the famous Pikes Peak Highway, home of the legendary Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, and the world’s highest toll road, at an elevation of 14,110 feet. Some 100 to 120 competitors will attempt to reach the finals during qualifying runs on Saturday, with 64 of them moving ahead to Sunday’s finals. The new event, the first of its kind on America’s Mountain, is presented by Road Rider, Powell Peralta, and the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation. The world’s fastest skateboarders will travel to Colorado Springs from around the world, including Europe, South America and Australia, to take on Pikes Peak, one of the most highly anticipated stops on the International Downhill Federation tour. Beginning at an elevation of over 11,000 feet at Glen Cove, racers will compete over 1.4 miles of sweeping turns, steep drops, and banked hairpin corners, finishing at the 10,767-foot Ski Area. Competing in 4-man heats, racing will be heated and tight, with wheel-to-wheel battles for draft position, and rally car-style drifting to set up the tightest corners. For more information and complete details go to www.

staying positive. Nothing makes you better than playing those higher level teams. We love that.” Serratore helped the Thunder to a 9-13 record last season, 2-5 in conference. She played in all 56 matches, dishing out a team-high 210 assists (an average of 3.8 per game) and was third in digs with 124. She had 244 assists as a sophomore. If Serratore’s last name sounds familiar that’s because she is the daughter of Air Force men’s hockey coach Frank Serratore. Anyone who keeps a close eye on the college hockey scene knows that Frank Serratore is a rising star in the sport. In 16 seasons as the Falcons’ coach, he has directed the program to five conference championships and five NCAA appearances in the last six years. “It’s pretty awesome,” Carina said of her dad’s success. “I love sports, too, so it definitely makes my life a whole lot more fun being able to go to all of their games.” Frank attends a handful of Carina’s games throughout the season, but keeps a relatively low profile. Carina also gets to travel with her father when Air Force goes on road trips. “I’ve gone to New York City for New Years a couple of times,” Carina said. “That’s been awesome. I love going out east.” Carina is the youngest of four siblings. She has twin brothers (Thomas and Timothy) and a sister (Carly). Thomas plays hockey for the University of Minnesota. “I’m not a hockey player,” Carina said with a smile. “I’ve played volleyball pretty much my whole life. I hope to play in college.”

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