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Specific items are needed By Lisa Collacott

Manure spreader fronts this iconic barn on Black Forest Road and stands out as a reminder of of the forest’s agricultural heritage as it wrestles with the after effects of the devastating fire. Photo by Rob Carrigan

During the holidays people think about others less fortunate and will pick up extra gifts and groceries to donate to those in need. But this holiday season food and toiletry donations are down at Tri-Lakes Cares. “Our pantry is very dangerously low right now,” Haley Chapin, executive director of TLC said. Chapin said all items are needed but what the food pantry really could use right now is gluten-free food items. Chapin said they don’t get many gluten-free items and there is a need for them as they have many clients on dietary restrictions and can’t have gluten. Another item that is needed is powdered laundry detergent. TLC prefers to have powdered detergent over liquid because they are able to divide it and put it in plastic bags and give it to several clients. “We try to be good stewards of donations brought it,” Chapin said. Toilet paper is needed as well because those clients who receive food stamps cannot use them for non-food items. TLC is also in need of canned meat such as beef stew, chili, chicken and tuna. Chapin said after the Black Forest Fire, TLC stepped in to help the families affected by the fire. However the pantry has taken a huge hit because of this and it has affected their normal clientele. “As of Dec. 31 we will no longer be able to give to Black Forest families from our food pantry,” Chapin said. Chapin did add that if someone brings a donation in specifically for Black Forest families TLC will honor the donor’s wishes.

Sheriff disputes Black Forest Fire District claims Concern remains whether fire intentionally set By Staff report El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa takes aim at recent information released by the Black Forest Fire District. On Dec. 10, the district released information to the media naming the investigator they hired to conduct the inquiry into the initial response of their fire department to the Black Forest fire, a release provided by the sheriff’s office said. Moreover, in an effort to clarify response times, the board has verified a sequence of events that indicates the fire was first located at 1:45 p.m. that afternoon. Black Forest and Wescott fire districts were on scene at 1:47 p.m., with Colorado Springs units arriving at 1:51 p.m. The POSTAL ADDRESS

fire was out of control at 2:18 p.m. erupting into a fire storm with a 200-foot flame front. The state took control of operations at 3:10 p.m. Scott Campbell, El Paso County’s Deputy Fire Marshal, was appointed the Type 3 Incident Commander at that time. In this capacity he was working for the state, and not for El Paso County. It is this sequence of events Maketa that is in dispute, among other issues. The sheriff’s office provided a document called the “The Assumption of Control,” which identifies when management of the fire was passed from El Paso County to the state; this occurred at 5:20 p.m. on June 11, according the material. “A handwritten Delegation of Authority authored by State Fire Management Officer Brenda Wasielewski delegating command

of the fire to Scott Campbell as the Type 3 Incident Commander. The document was signed at 8:23 p.m. on June 11, 2013; a sizeable discrepancy from the 3:10 p.m. time the fire district’s timeline asserts. Furthermore, if their timeline were accurate, it still demonstrates Chief Harvey elected to maintain control of the fire for 52 minutes after they describe the fire as being out of control, erupting into a fire storm with a 200 foot flame,” Maketa said. “I’ve provided and the facts they describe can be supported by eyewitness accounts as well as electronically captured information in our Computer Aided Dispatch System.” A concern which remains unanswered, and is not the focus of the inquiry launched by the fire board, concerns Harvey’s comments made on Nov. 20, where he stated his investigation into the cause of the Black Forest fire had determine the fire was “intentionally” set. Since that time, he has offered no context or investigative data which

supports his claim. The inquiry is narrow in scope and only addresses Harvey’s initial response and management of the fire, not any alleged investigation he conducted in the weeks and months that followed or his inappropriate claim about the cause of the fire, reports said. “For those matters being addressed by the investigator who has been hired by the board, I will be more than willing to provide any data pertinent to his inquiry, as long as it does not jeopardize our ongoing investigation. Our investigation remains active and we are making progress. Once factual and evidence-supported conclusions have been reached concerning the cause of the Black Forest Fire, the information will be provided to the public immediately. We are working aggressively on our Black Forest Fire After Action Report which will include a timeline of events which can be supported by documentation and electronic time stamps; we expect to release the report in the first quarter of 2014,” the sheriff said.


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Santa on Patrol to arrive on Dec. 21 By Lisa Collacott Santa will patrol neighborhoods in Monument and Palmer Lake in just a few days to bring toys and gifts to children in need. But in order to ensure that every child in need receives a gift, Santa needs help from the Tri-Lakes community. Still needed are new, unwrapped gifts for boys and girls ages 5-12. Santa on Patrol hopes to have 1,000 presents to hand out to children on Dec. 21. Chief Jake Shirk dresses as Santa every year and along with members of the Monument and Palmer Lake police departments, the Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District and the Palmer Lake Volunteer Fire Department, Santa arrives by police car and fire engines. Santa on Patrol will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 The weather forecast is p.m. New, unwrapped toys and gifts can be dropped calling for another drop off at the Monument Police Department, 645 Beacon in temperatures and Lite Road, any fire station or the administrative ofmore snow, but Shirk fice of the fire department located at 166 Second St. said they have never Gifts should be received by 5 p.m. on Dec. 20. had to cancel Santa on Patrol yet and still plan to take gifts to the children despite the cold and snow. He said the only way they would cancel is if there was a blizzard. “Make sure the kids are bundled up in coats and have shoes on when Santa arrives,� Shirk said to parents who bring their children to see him when Santa arrives in their neighborhood. Shirk said the public is welcome to the Monument Town Hall on Dec. 21 to see the elves load their fire engines and police cars with presents and watch Santa commission them for the delivery.



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Charges dismissed for Dog the Bounty Hunter’s wife D.A.’s office said not enough evidence to go to trial By Lisa Collacott Charges against reality television star Beth Chapman for the alleged harassment of a teenage girl have been dismissed. The El Paso County District Attorney’s office dismissed the charges earlier this month. Spokesperson Lee Richards said that there was insufficient evidence to proceed to trial. Chapman, who stars in the reality show “Dog and Beth on the Hunt” with her husband Duane “Dog” Chapman, was issued an arrest warrant in July after an incident at Monument Lake involving a Monument teen. According to the arrest report, Chapman was fishing at the lake with her family when the girl arrived at the lake with her boyfriend. The teens reported to po-

lice that Chapman allegedly yelled at the boy for driving too fast and then allegedly yelled at the girl calling her a “slut” and a “whore”. The Monument Police Department would have just issued Chapman a summons however attempts to contact her were unsuccessful and an arrest warrant was issued. Chapman’s lawyer, Denverbased attorney Gary Lozow, entered a not-guilty plea on behalf of Chapman in September. In a press release sent out by Lozow after the harassment charges were dismissed, he said Chapman has cooperated with D.A.’s office from the beginning and “has been resolute about her innocence of any criminal wrongdoing.” “Alice Beth Chapman will always aggressively protect her family. The dismissal of the misdemeanor charge is welcome and appropriate,” Lozow added. The Chapman’s own a home in Douglas County.

Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado wants more of a presence in Tri-Lakes CEO says Tri-Lakes area needs the BBB’s attention By Danny Summers Matt Barrett became the CEO of the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado in May and immediately immersed himself into the small business community. Barrett’s vision includes having a bigger presence in the Tri-Lakes area. That would mean more than doubling the number of businesses partners in the next year, which is presently at about 80. “More important than doubling the numbers is our effective contact in the community,” Barrett said. “We serve the 2,500 businesses in the area.” The BBB of Southern Colorado serves 25 counties and has about 2,900 accredited businesses. Barrett “We basically cover Colorado Springs, the city, and not much outside of that,” Barrett said. “That needs to change. “The Tri-Lakes area is certainly an area that makes a lot of sense and deserves our attention.” Barrett’s staff of 19 employees is involved with various events, mostly in Colorado Springs. The staff plans on having more of a presence in the Tri-Lakes area, especially with events put on by the TriLakes Chamber of Commerce. “I want to allocate my staff to make sure we’re at chamber mixers and ribbon cuttings and other events as they fit into what we’re trying to do,” Barrett said. “People like to see you face to face. They like a handshake.”

Barrett’s actions speak louder than words. He moved to Colorado in 2005 began serving on various committees and boards to support small business. He has served on the Economic Development Corporation’s Economic Vitality Group and the Colorado Springs Greater Chamber of Commerce’s Business Affairs Board. He also is a Small Business Liaison for the Regional Business Alliance and a member of the Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center’s board of advisors, as well as the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado’s Board of Directors. He’s also taught as adjunct faculty at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs for eight years. “Moving into the future we are going to be in the Tri-Lakes area to engage with the people and businesses,” Barrett said. The Southern Colorado BBB was formed in 1980 and helps consumers find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. The BBB of Southern Colorado houses more than 727 business reviews on companies in the Tri-Lakes area and over 26,000 reviews on companies in the region. In 2013, alone, it processed and closed 2719 complaints; 37 of which were based in The Tri lakes area. Dr. Judith-Ann Jensen and her husband Karl Jensen own Palmer Lake Veterinary Clinic. They have been members of the BBB of Southern Colorado for about a year. “My wife is the veterinarian and I’m the office manager,” Karl said. “People look for veterinarians they can trust. They get refuels from people they can trust or from the internet, or by getting in contact with the Better Business Bureau.

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The reported purchase price for the 240-unit Ridgepointe apartment complex was $30.3 million. The group of apartments are northeast of Interstate 25 and North Gate Boulevard in the unincorporated Gleneagle area. Photo by Rob Carrigan

Ridgepointe at Gleneagle will get an upgrade after sale Colorado Springs-based Griffis/Blessing Inc. led group that purchased complex for $30.3 million By Danny Summers It should come as absolutely no shock that the proximity of the Copper Ridge development was a key factor in the reason an investment group led by Colorado Springs real estate firm Griffis/Blessing Inc. recently purchased the Ridgepointe at Gleneagle Apartments. “Absolutely,” said BJ Hybl, Griffis/Blessing’s President and COO. “We’re very excited to be up there. We’ve always liked that location and that location is really getting better with the road work and Bass Pro Shops and the businesses going in there.” The purchase price for the 240-unit Ridgepointe was $30.3 million. It is located just northeast of Interstate 25 and North Gate Boulevard in unincorporated Gleneagle. Copper Ridge is about one-half mile south in North Gate. Griffis/Blessing is the area’s largest locally based apartment manager with upwards of 5,000 units. Ridgepointe was built in 2001 and has great view to the northwest and south, according to Hybl. “We’re going to go back in with a lot more common area seating,” Hybl said. Griffis/Blessing plans on spending $1 million in upgrades by the end of summer 2014. That is in addition to $500,000 in new

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Texture, color, sounds, memories from our past Christmas today carries texture and color from our childhood. It is always enhanced by our memories from the past. For seven years, beginning in 1978, the holiday season was represented for me by the warmth and the sounds, the comings and goings of a small-town hardware store. Starting the Friday after Thanksgiving, right after we got the hardwood floors mopped, the season began. Taylor Hardware (the Red Dog Hardware) signaled the start by asking the hired help (a couple or three high school kids including myself ) to attach a 2” x 4” frame that allowed us to elevate the front two counters into a three-tiered mega gift center -- where if you couldn’t find something to give Mom, or Uncle Bill or your pain-in-

the-butt brother — well then, they didn’t need a present. Then, after cleaning the front windows with a pail of sudsy water and a sisal brush as the help commonly did once a week anyway, it was time to build the holiday display in the four compartments behind the plate-glass windows in the front

entrance. One window was always filled with ideas for mom’s stuff: fancy silver trays, furniture, food processors, microwaves, decorative lamps, ladies watches, even an occasional elegant shooting iron. Another window for dad: fly rod and reels, ice augers, power tools, Case and Oldtimer knives, chain saws and maybe a Toro snow blower with a bow on it. One for the kids: solid Red Flyer wagons, steel Tonka trucks with authentic rubber wheels, real china-faced dolls, porcelain figurines and BB guns. The final window could contain most anything, depending almost entirely on mood and inclination of the owner or his son or daughter-in-law. Ashely woodstoves, power splitting mauls, decorative

glass dishes, it was hard to guess. One year, I remember a western working horse theme including a packsaddle, tack, bridles, lariat rope and other cowboy necessities. But Dolores was the kind of place then that a rancher could come running in the store after an expensive item in emergency, grab and go, with instructions to “put it on a ticket and I’ll pay later.” Though such shoddy accounting practices would never have been tolerated at the hardware store, one local story relates the hurried purchase of a new saddle at another local business. The owner of a saddle shop forgot which outfit the “in-aCarrigan continues on Page 5

Remembering loved ones this Christmas season The Christmas season for me is a time of joy and celebration, reflection and remembrance. It is also a time when, in mid November, my son and I unpack the decorations from storage and then staple, tie and nail them to the house and yard. Very few people in the Pikes Peak region have their homes lit up before us. Most of all, Christmas for me is a time when I celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. After all, that is the very definition of Christmas. Along with singing songs and drinking eggnog and eating all sorts of high-calorie treats, I am often reminded of my family members and loved ones who are no longer here to share in this time of year. My sister, Sherry, and dad, Jack, are the two who come to mind most often. I lost them both in 2010. My sister was just 45 when she passed away from complications associated with a bad heart. My dad, at age 72, died on her birthday, Oct. 11, just seven months later. That year was by far the hardest of my life. And I have had many tough years. I flew to southern California and performed the memorial ceremony for my sister. We had a small gathering of family and friends at Newport Beach, where she loved to often go in her youth to lie in the sun and flirt with boys.

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My sister was much more of a beach person than me. She would head to the coast in her little red Volkswagen with friends and spend the day doing whatever it is girls do in the fun and sun of southern California. I was more of a stay-around home kind of guy in those days. I played a lot of pickup basketball, worked on my quarterbacking abilities and refined my pitching technique. Sherry eventually married a roommate of mine from college and moved to Long Beach. As a young working mother she didn’t have as much time to hang out at the water, but she still delighted in making her way to the sand from time to time. Over the course of the next 25 years life sort of took over. She and her family moved to Georgia, her kids grew up and she got divorced. She eventually moved back to southern California where she

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and my mother, Ruth, spent a lot of time together. The beach was again a place of refuge for her. Living in Colorado since 2001, I didn’t get a chance to see Sherry all that often. I regret that, of course, now that she is gone. I wish that I could hold her in my arms one more time and tell her how much I love her and how honored I am that she is my sister. My dad and mom divorced in the late 1970s. I was in junior high at the time. It was a tough period in my life. Not many folks divorced in those days. I lived with my mom pretty much full time and saw my dad on occasion. That was pretty much the norm for divorced families 35 years ago. As I got older I drew closer to my dad. We went to a lot of California Angels baseball games (with my sister) and enjoyed watching NFL games on television. He was a hard working man. He also lived hard. The combination of both of those took a toll on his body and mind. He was an old 72 when he died of respiratory problems. As I had done seven months earlier, I boarded a plane with my son and flew 1,000 miles to lead his memorial service. It was held at the Nevada Veterans Cemetery in Boulder City. My dad battled the effects of Alzheim-

er’s the last seven years of his life. I am so thankful that his wife, Karyl, was there to care for him. Alzheimer’s is a terrible disease. It robs a person of their mind and ability to function normally. My dad suffered with the disease on a level I have never seen or wish upon anybody. It was actually a blessing for him when the Lord finally brought him home. I know that he and my sister are rejoicing in heaven right now. They are in a much happier place than they ever were here on earth. Someday I will get to be with them again. My mom, as you may have gathered, is 1,000 miles away from me in southern California. Now 70, she is still very active and loves caring for her two little dogs Coco and Belle. I don’t get to see my mom very often, but we talk several times a week. It’s more on a daily basis this time of year. Obviously, there is much more to my story than what I have shared here. But my story is not unlike what many of you have experienced. Part of life is death. To experience life is to take the good with the bad. Thanks for letting me share a few of my thoughts. Merry Christmas.

Pike was considered a spy I was reminded recently that up here in Colorado we see old Zeb as an explorer. Down in New Mexico they call him a spy. In 1806, when he followed the Arkansas River west, only one of the things he did was locate this big white mountain, and the row of others that are still further west. He recorded visits with various Indian tribes, most of which were friendly. Buffalo were among the new animals he recorded and saw the Indians hunt them. He also was a victim of some of the more violent tribes. His trip across the plains was already an education, but it was far from over. It was also a challenge, because he did not bring good enough clothing, or enough food. His group worked south from the Pikes Peak region, back to the Arkansas river. The Royal Gorge was his next surprise. A stiff hike around the steep canyon was met with more pleasurable country. He followed the river north as far as the headwaters, now the south slope of Tennessee pass, near Leadville. Returning south he crossed over what is now Poncha pass, into the San Luis valley. Once he was south of the Arkansas he was in Mexico. It would be 40 years until the war with Mexico brought this area and Texas into the United States. The Mexican government was already aware of the people straying into the open country south of the Arkansas. They had regular patrols, largely from Santa Fe, long capitol of the area. Such a patrol found Pike and his men wandering down from the headwaters of the Rio Grande river, at the south end of the San Luis valley. They were taken to Santa Fe, then down into

Mexico, even Mexico City. Pike was taken into custody, but he was allowed to keep his rifles. This was fortunate, since he had hidden some of his papers rolled up in the barrel! The Mexicans confiscated his maps and ledgers, defining where they had been, but did not get everything. His rifles were useless without powder and balls, so they became storage for his most valuable papers. In fact, his original papers are in the archives of Spain at Madrid. He and his men were questioned about their spy mission, eventually deciding he had not learned that much, decided to release them. After a couple years he and his men were taken through Texas, to the United States. The group then went to Washington, D.C., where they reconstructed the ledgers and notes. The story of the big mountain inspired others to go into the west. Other explorers soon followed, including Stephen Long, who visited the front range, finding Pikes Peak, and spotting another to the north, Long’s Peak. Several in his party, including Dr. Edwin James climbed Pike’s mountain. Long named it James Peak, but most in the east still called it Pikes Peak.


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Thanks, it was quite an adventure This month marks my last with LewisPalmer School District 38. I would like to thank the community and those I have had the privilege of serving and working with these last seven years. My first year here I served as principal of Lewis-Palmer High School. That was the year before Palmer Ridge High School opened up and was quite the adventure. We had 2000 students and the entrance off of Jackson Creek wasn’t completed. Parking, not education, was the biggest issue that first month. I learned then what I’ve known ever since, we have good people who will take any situation and make it work. My four years at LewisPalmer High School included the transfer of staff and students to Palmer Ridge and the re-establishment of a culture of excellence and rich tradition at LPHS. I worked with outstanding adults and children. My time as the superintendent has been both challenging and rewarding. I have truly enjoyed the opportunity to become involved in our middle school and our elementary schools. The issues at those levels are so challenging yet so rewarding. I have great respect for the professionals who educate and nurture our

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hurry” cowboy worked for so he billed it to each of the nine biggest stock concerns in the area thinking that surely the responsible one would settle the bill. That turned out to be an error. Six of the outfits ended up sending a check in for the entire saddle amount with no questions asked.

students. I have been in every classroom and the connection with the kids has been my greatest joy. Spending time in the classrooms helps me stay grounded as to why we work so hard on the business side of the district. Along with the rest of the state, we have dealt with significant financial challenges, and an unprecedented onslaught of state and federal initiatives. Amid all of it, we have maintained focus on our children and have continued to do more with less. We have been rated “Accredited with Distinction” by the state each of the last four years, and this last year earned our highest rating ever. We have earned the Advanced Placement Honor Roll designation by the

College Board each of the last four years as well. We are the only district in the state to have done so, and one of 17 districts (out of 13,500) in the nation to earn that honor. Our extra-curricular programs have continued to excel. Our music and drama programs are known throughout the state, and our athletic teams have earned seven state championships in the last seven years. Our graduates have earned millions of dollars in scholarship offers and our remediation rates at the college level are amongst the lowest in the state. I want to thank the amazing staff members in our district. We simply have the best. I’ve come to appreciate those behind the scenes and those out front. We rightly focus on what goes on in the classrooms, but what goes on to make sure that happens effectively is remarkable. We have bus drivers, custodians, office staff, nutrition workers, grounds and maintenance crews, technology specialists, paraprofessionals and more. Our amazing principals and administrative staff have absorbed the many state initiatives while continuing to grow the district without losing sight of who we really serve, our kids. Thank you to our teachers who have

the most significant effect on our kids. You instruct, counsel, support, coach, sponsor and encourage them every day. You prepare before school, after school and on weekends. It really is a calling. True education cannot occur without hundreds doing their jobs. I have also come to love our community. We have such great support from our parents, business owners and volunteers. People contribute in so many ways. In my opinion, the MLO result was more of a statement of fear of multiple taxes and distrust of big government, and not a lack of support for our schools. I am puzzled by the small handful whose purpose seems to be merely to stir things up. The highest rankings ever, years of clean audits, and a board that cares about educating our kids apparently pose a problem for them. Theodore Roosevelt speaks of the credit belonging to those actually in the arena, not those timid souls who neither know victory or defeat. I couldn’t agree more. There are many in the arena and I want to thank you all. Our district will continue to move forward and I will assist in any way possible.

Don Setser seemed to be the only one Merton Taylor, the owner, was comfortable with enough to hang the outdoor lights. Many years ago, as part of the high school student help, Don had won the local lighting contest in the business category and ever since, he was “forced” to roll back into town every year to string up an increasingly complicated and elaborate display. The store, always a busy place, tended to hum for the next few weeks. What, with getting ready for inventory and the big bowl of eggnog and the ever-free and hot

coffee at the back corner pot – along with busted pipes and broken chain saw files – this was ‘hammer time’ at the hardware. Finally, on Christmas Eve, usually shortly after noon, came time for the deliveries. Owners Merton and his wife Cecil, had selected and wrapped presents all morning, and we loaded them in the beat-up 1965 International Scout, along with a couple of the Irish Setters of the ‘red dog store’ namesake, and began a distribution that would have made Santa proud. Ironically, or perhaps symbolically,

the store and nearly the whole city block, caught fire and burned to ground on the day after Christmas in 1984. With a changing retail landscape, aging owners and shifting loyalties, it was never rebuilt. Those memories are not better or worse than many Christmas holidays that followed but certainly provide me a foundation of texture and color, sounds and warmth, the comings and goings of a small-town hardware store, and yes, a feeling of Christmas, that I can never forget.

letter to the editor Dear Editor: Thanks for your interesting column in the Tribune’s Nov. 20 issue, and for mentioning the Flagler, Colo., air show disaster in 1951. I’m a native of Flagler (born in the Flagler hospital; a ‘46 model), and, as an almost-5-year-old, I was at that air show. An interesting near-miss tidbit: My dad and mom (Max and Marjorie Scott) took my brother and me to that air show, which was part of a day-long celebration known then as “Flagler Day.” Even as a small kid, I was nuts about airplanes. As my dad neared the airport, one of many in a long train of cars, pickups and trucks, we were waved to a stop by an American Legion or Lion’s Club member. He was directing traffic, parking cars along the airport’s border, facing the single north-south grass runway. When Dad pulled up, the “parking guy” said, “Max, how about starting a new row down there, but on the east side of the road.” Consequently, we were the first car parked east of the gravel road, instead of being the last car in the row closest to the runway. Those on the west side ultimately were devastated by a two-place aircraft that crashed and tumbled through the crowd. If “parking guy” had allowed dad to park on the west side, we would have been directly in the path of destruction. My family missed almost-certain death or injury by merely one car. I grew up and went to school with Charlie Keller’s kids, and knew most of the families that lost loved ones. The staggering losses that horrible fall day left an invisible pall over the town of Flagler for decades. Many residents never flew again and had no use for airplanes, in general. One personal example: As I grew older, I built airplane models, read every book about flying in our tiny library, and openly expressed a soul-deep interest in flight. Locals — including my mom — discouraged any mention of flying, noting that it was way too dangerous. I was 12 years old,

when my farmer boss took his son and me along for our first flight in a Stinson ... just to check the wheat, of course. I was hooked. I eventually secured an FAA commercial pilot’s certificate with instrument and multiengine ratings, and my wife and I owned a ‘58 Piper Tri-Pacer for awhile. I also flew then-classified missions as an Air Force crew member, collecting nuclear particulate and gaseous debris from Russian, Chinese, French and American nuclear weapon tests; earned a degree in electrical engineering, while on active duty; graduated from Air Force Test Pilot School (as a flight test engineer); flighttested aircraft for 12 years (jumped out of one airplane, when a stall test went bad in 1980); then worked/wrote for Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine for 22 years. Thanks to an engineering and flighttesting background, I was very fortunate to be one of AvWeek’s “flight report” editors. I flew a myriad of aircraft and wrote stories about the birds and their systems, logging more than 2,000 hours on 80 different types. For a country kid, who came within one car of possibly being killed at the Flagler air show, I feel extremely fortunate to have enjoyed such a fascinating aerospace career. Today, as a “sorta retiree,” I’m writing techno-thriller novels, which feature advanced air and space vehicles, hightech weapons, evil politicians and deadly terrorists. Again, thanks for spotlighting Flagler. I was there for homecoming this year, signing copies of my new novel, “The Permit.” I haven’t lived in the little town for many years, but always enjoy reconnecting with its terrific people. Today, we absolutely love our life here in Colorado Springs (almost Monument). Flagler will always be home, though. Cheers, Bill Scott, Colorado Springs


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40 years ago Palmer Lake Monument News, Dec. 20, 1973 Marsha Bauman and Cathy Williams of Monument received bachelor’s degrees from Colorado State University, Fort Collins. Commencement ceremonies will be in June. ••• Kiwanis Club will sponsor the Christmas party for Frontier Boys’ Village. Members will contribute individual gifts. The Village Inn will be the collection point for the gifts and will be transported to the Village by Stan Chatfield next Saturday. ••• The annual town of Monument Christmas program for the children will be held Friday, Dec. 21, at 7 p.m. at the town hall. Santa will be there. ••• A rate increase is being sought by Mountain View

Electric. The new rate schedule will go into effect in 30 days.This will be the first rate increase in MVEA’s 30-year history. There have been two rate reductions during that time period. ••• Sixty people attended the LPEA sponsored Christmas party for Lewis Palmer faculty, wives and administrators. It was held at Castaways Restaurant in Manitou Springs on Wednesday, Dec. 12. It was a buffet style and was organized by Mrs. Alice Banzhoff and Mr. and Mrs. Vic Garcia. ••• Approximately 400 people attended the 37th annual Palmer Lake Yule Log Hunt on Dec. 16. Kevin Pfaff, 12, of Lakewood found the log which had been hidden on Bulldog Mountain. Kevin also was given the right to the first cup of wassail. Mayor Randy Warthan was master of

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The key to getting the police to come to your house Here is a pre-holiday story about a door, a broken key and the police. This happened sometime around 2007. It happened one Christmas, or rather two days before Christmas when we lived in Iowa. Coincidentally, my husband was on a trip in Colorado. I was just returning home from a family Christmas party. My door lock was stuck, with all my might I turned it. Then I had my dad try it. He cranked the key back and forth. All to no avail. Then it happened. The key snapped in half. “Oh no, now what?” I said picturing a night on my parent’s sofa. Not that that was a bad thing, but I would much rather enjoy the comforts of my own home. “Well,” my dad said, “You can stay the night with us.” I decided to go home with my parents. I opted to call a locksmith. I figured $50 was worth a good night’s sleep. I decided to leave my boys, Max and Danny, who were just little guys at the time, with their grandparents. My dad took me home to meet up with the locksmith. We waited in my dad’s running truck for the locksmith to pull into the driveway. He arrived seconds later and immediately went to work. Before long we could get into the house. The locksmith was right in the middle of telling me that there was nothing wrong with the lock and how easy it was to get in (what a relief for me!) when a police officer came to the door. I opened it and said hello to the imposing man in the blue uniform. “You live here?” he asked, in a stern tone. “Uh, yes,” I said, gulping. “Well we just got a report of a burglary in progress.” I’m sure my mouth dropped open. “This has happened to me before,” said the locksmith, shaking his head. “No, no, officer,” I said, “my key broke, see?” I showed him the small gold key that was split in two. “You got some ID?” the cop asked. “Yes,” I said, hands shaking. I brandished my driver’s license. The officer glanced at and looked satisfied, yet he did another run on the address. The officer then explained that our neighbor across the street reported the “crime” and that she said the locksmith’s

son, who was supposed patiently waiting in his truck wearing a jolly Santa hat, was a lookout. “Isn’t he in the truck?” the locksmith was incredulous. “No, but the dog is,” said the cop — the locksmith said he usually brought his puppy and his son with him. “Well you are lucky you have neighbors that watch out for you,” said the locksmith, the officer shook his head in agreement. The key master then left and took his dog and “lookout” with him. The officer stayed and looked at my dad. “You Corey?” he asked. “No, I’m Ernie,” my dad answered in his customary gruffness. “He’s my dad,” I said. I wasn’t sure if the officer looked totally convinced. But he went back and got in his car nonetheless, I looked out of the window and noticed at least three other police cars there. “Back up!” I yelled to my dad. “They called back up!” He laughed and stayed for a bit. But after awhile, when the officers still wouldn’t leave, we wondered what they could possibly be waiting for. “I think they are waiting for you to leave,” I said to my dad. “Maybe.” He shrugged. Turns out we were right because as soon as dad left the driveway, the police left too. I guess they were making sure my dad wasn’t holding me hostage or something. Maybe they had itchy trigger fingers and were just waiting for something to go down. Or maybe they were just having a chat about doughnuts ... Stephanie Ogren is married and has two children. She is employed at Colorado Community Media as the lead editorial page designer and a copy editor. She can be reached at

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THINGS TO DO IN YOUR COMMUNITY DEC. 11-12 DENTAL SERVICES Perfect Teeth, a Colorado-based dental services organization, presents its “Brightening Monument One Smile at a Time,” in which the company will provide three days of free dental care to military retirees and their families. Call 719-488-0101 for information. In addition, there is an open house at 4 p.m. Dec. 12, when community members can meet Dr. Brian Buccellato and tour the new dental practice opening in the Jackson Creek Shopping Center.

ing visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus along with crafts and activities for children, open houses, and other special sales and events as the merchants of Historic Downtown Monument celebrate a Small Town Christmas. Each Saturday will have a theme:

DEC. 14: Holiday Open House. Visit merchants in the historic downtown for refreshments, music, and holiday open houses throughout the day. Go to for more details.

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OPEN HOUSE Covered Treasures Bookstore, 105 Second St., Monument, will host a holiday open house Dec. 14. Allison Flannery will sign her children’s title, “In the Hall of the Mountain King” and will do a craft with the children from 10 a.m. to noon. From 1-3 p.m., Julie Raber, creator of Pocket Pals Trail Maps of the Pikes Peak Region, and Susan Davies, director of Trails and Open Space, will discuss the trails in the area, which ones are open and which ones need repair. Stop by for an informal discussion of our beloved trail system. Todd Caudle, local photographer, will sign his 2014 calendars and his photographic books of the area. Visit or call 719-481-2665.

LIGHTS HAYRIDE. The annual Festival of Lights Hayride is from 5-8 p.m. Dec. 15, leaving from the Gleneagle Golf Club parking lot. However, because the course is closed, the ride will go along the streets of Gleneagle. The festivities include Mr. and Mrs. Santa, carolers from Holy Trinity Church and cookies. Event is funded by the Gleneagle Women’s Club. No fee will be charged. The Palms Restaurant will be open, selling hot chili and hot and cold drinks. Sponsors include Holy Trinity Church, Gleneagle Golf Club, The Palms Restaurant, Gleneagle Women’s Club, Gleneagle Sertoma and Scout Troop 194. Contact Ruth Spencer, Gleneagle community advisory committee, 719-481-3161 or daru250@

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DEC. 8 CONCERT. Jake Schepps and the Expedition Quartet will perform traditional bluegrass music at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. Also featured are the Colorado Springs premiere of a newly commissioned work by composer Matt McBane for banjo, mandolin, guitar, violin, and bass, and a couple of numbers for the season. A free will offering will be taken.

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The Thunderbirds will perform at the Air Force Academy’s May 28, 2014, graduation. Courtesy photos

Thunderbirds to return for Academy’s graduation There was no show last May because of sequestration By Danny Summers


he Thunderbirds will spread their wings over the skies of Colorado Springs next May to help celebrate the Air Force Academy Class of 2014 celebration. The Academy made the announcement this week that the Thunderbirds — officially known as the U.S. Air Force Demonstration Squadron — will perform at the May 28 ceremony after a one-year hiatus because of the sequestration. “While we’re excited to have the Thunderbirds back for our Class of 2014’s graduation, we’re equally excited that their appearance at our graduation ceremony gives the local community a front-row seat to a Thunderbirds air show,” said John Van Winkle, a spokesman with the Academy’s public affairs department. “A Thunderbirds air show is something that most cities are lucky to get once every few years if they’ve got a major air show or similar event hosted in a large community. “So to give our neighbors a front-row seat to the best aerial demonstration in America is something special, each and every time.” The Thunderbirds have been performing air shows for 60 years. Van Winkle said the Academy does not keep data on how many times the Thunderbirds have performed at Air Force graduations. “We do track speakers, dates, number of grads, etc.,” Van Winkle said. “We don’t track graduation sites that well, either. “The first graduation was in Clune Arena, so no flyover. I’ve been here since 2001, and at every graduation since 2001, and have always had the Thunderbirds flyover, except for 2013 due to

The Thunderbirds will be headed to the area for the Air Force Academy’s May 28, 2014, graduation. Here, newly minted second lieutenants toss their hats skyward as the Thunerbirds fly overhead at the 2012 graduation ceremony. sequestration.” Graduations have been held in Falcon Stadium, for the most part, since the early 1960s. Last year, in lieu of no Thunderbirds, there was a flyover of the World War II aircraft for the Class of 2013 graduation. “That was outstanding,” Van Winkle said. “But

I’ve always been big into that era’s aircraft.” The best seats for this air show are at Falcon Stadium. But many people find great locations across Interstate 25 from the Academy. For a few days leading up to the graduation show, the Thunderbirds practice their fly over all around the area, including Woodland Park. The Thunderbirds team is slated to perform 66 demonstrations at 34 locations in 2014. The team will start its tour at the opening of the Tournament of Roses Parade Jan. 1 in Pasadena. The announcement of the Thunderbirds schedule confirms the Defense Department’s commitment to supporting community engagement. Van Winkle said that last October, in an internal memo to military service chiefs, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel stressed a continuing need to maintain military demonstration teams. “Community and public outreach is a crucial Departmental activity that reinforces trust and confidence in the United States Military and in its most important asset — people,” Hagel asserted in his memo. “It is our obligation to sustain that trust well into the future.” The resumption of demonstrations is good news for the squadron’s Airmen, who normally spend up to 220 days a year traveling. “We’re glad to be back,” Lt. Col. Greg Moseley, the Thunderbirds’ commander and lead pilot said in a statement. “But, right now, we’re focused on training. “While we’re excited to know we’ll be able to tell the Air Force story on the road, we’re completely focused on ensuring we have a safe show season.” The Thunderbirds were formed in 1953. The 2014 season marks the 32nd year the squadron has performed in the F-16 Fighting Falcon. Assigned to Air Combat Command, the squadron is composed of nearly 130 Airmen serving in more than two dozen Air Force job specialties.


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


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

FRONT RANGE Business Group meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of every month at Bella Panini in Palmer Lake. TRI-LAKES BUSINESS Networking International meets from 8-9:30 a.m. every Wednesday at the Mozaic Inn in Palmer Lake. Call Elizabeth Bryson at 719-481-0600 or e-mail

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

BIG RED Saturday Market. Fresh vegetables and fruit, bakery

Highway 105, Palmer Lake. Cost is $40 per person.

make friends, learn new skills and challenge themselves in a safe and nurturing environment. Call 719-597-8603.

SERVICES SHARE COLORADO, a nonprofit organization, is a monthly

food distributor that offers grocery packages at half the retail price to everyone. Call 800-375-4452 or visit

SOCIAL 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.

TRI-LAKES CHAMBER Business After Hours meets at 5:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at various locations. Free to members; $10 for non-members. Call 719 481-3282 or go to

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

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.

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

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

COALITION OF Tri-Lakes Communities. Call John Heiser at 719-488-9031 or go to

WISDOM AND Wealth Master Mind Group Lifting Spirits meets from 7-9 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday from July to September at 755 Highway 105, Unit C, Palmer Lake. RSVP to Meredith at 630-618-9400. Visit www.MeredithBroomfield. com.

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.

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

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.

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

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

ADULT RECREATIONAL and intermediate pick up volleyball

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

VINI E Crostini, 6 flight wine tasting paired with moZaic tasty bites is at 5 p.m the first Saturday of the month at 443 S.

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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@

GLENEAGLE SERTOMA Club luncheon meeting is every Wednesday at 11:45 a.m., at Liberty Heights, 12105 Ambassador Drive, Colorado Springs, 80921. Call Garrett Barton at 719-433-5396 or Bob Duckworth at 719-481-4608, or visit HISTORY BUFFS meets at Monument Library from 1-3 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month. ITALIAN CLUB If you love family, socializing and culture, then membership in Sons of Italy is right for you. Membership is open to men and women.  More information at www. KIWANIS CLUB of Monument Hill, a service club dedicated to providing assistance to those less fortunate in the Tri-Lakes community, meets 8 a.m. Saturdays at The Inn at Palmer Divide, 443 Colo. 105. Join us for breakfast, great fellowship and informative programs, and come be a part of the opportunity to give back to your community. Visit http://; call 719-4871098; e-mail info@ LEGACY SERTOMA dinner meetings are at 6:30 p.m. the

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The Classical Academy’s Andrew Register was chosen the Offensive Player of the Year in the Class 3A Southern League. Courtesy photo

Tri-Lakes area players shine on all-league teams All-league teams dominated by players from Palmer Ridge, Lewis-Palmer, Discovery Canyon and The Classical Academy By Danny Summers The all-conference football teams have been announced for the 2013 high school season. Several Tri-Lakes area players earned high honors. In Class 4A, Palmer Ridge landed five players on the first team all-Foothills Conference squad: Armando Bargas, linebacker, senior; John Boogaard, linebacker, senior; Brenyn Humphrey, defensive lineman, senior; Danny Baumgardt, wide receiver, senior; and Thorin Wang, defensive back, junior. Bears are on the second team are Blaine Wycoff, quarterback, senior; Thomas Busath, defensive back, senior; Ryan Hjelmstad, linebacker, senior; Matt Kosenbauer, kicker, senior; and Zac Alwais, defensive lineman, sophomore. Palmer Ridge players that received Honorable Mention are Fred Jones, defensive back, senior; Caleb Ojennes, wide receiver, senior; Jared Dean, de-

fensive linesman, junior; Austin Huey, linebacker, senior; and Even Martin, running back, junior. The Class 3A South Central League team is stacked with players from Discovery Canyon and Lewis-Palmer. Making the first team from Discovery Canyon are Dylan Draper, linebacker, junior; Alec Wirtjes, quarterback, senior; Michael Beiswenger, free safety, senior; Alex Weber, linebacker, junior; Tyler Oberg, linebacker, senior; Nikolaas Duiker, defensive lineman, senior; and Jackson Spalding, offensive lineman, senior. Discovery Canyon players on the second team are Mitchell Carter, kicker, junior; Ben Gilson, running back, senior; Scott Betzer, running back, junior; Ben Christy, cornerback, senior; Quincy Campbell, strong safety, senior; Cameron Santiago, offensive lineman, senior; and Colton Behr, defensive lineman, senior. Discovery Canyon players named Honorable Mention are Tanner Wismer, cornerback, senior; Canin Ritz, running back, senior; and DJ Elder, offensive

lineman, junior. Lewis-Palmer players on the first team are Richard Ito, linebacker, senior; Max Wyman, offensive lineman, senior; Christian Abbatiello, linebacker, senior; Oscar Laugesen, defensive lineman, junior; and Matt Brines, running back, senior. Rangers players on the second team are Joseph Scott, offensive lineman, junior; Brian Tims, free safety, junior; Jonathan Scott, wide receiver, sophomore; Andrew Brown, offensive lineman, senior; and Nick Christenson, linebacker, senior. Lewis-Palmer player named Honorable Mention are Brad Ellis, linebacker, junior; Joe Glenn, tight end, senior; and Kyle Johnston, offensive lineman, junior. Discovery Canyon also cleaned up with the special awards. Shawn Mitchell was named the Coach of the Year; Beiswenger was named the Best Defensive Back/Linebacker; Wirtjes was the Best Offensive Back/Receiver; Carter was the Best Special Teams Player; Spalding was the Best Offensive Line-

man. The 3A Southern League was dominated by players from The Classical Academy. Making the first team are Andrew Register, running back, senior; Josh Dillon, linebacker, senior; Peter Troupe, running back, junior; Chucky Calvert, linebacker, junior; Dakota Yourkowski, linebacker, junior; and Nick DeRay, running back, junior. TCA players who received Honorable Mention are Jantzen Ryals, quarterback, senior; Jake Frankmore, wide receiver, senior; Luke Bethany, defensive lineman, sophomore; Ethan Clark, linebacker, senior; Trevor Bussiere, defensive back, senior; Gabe Pierce, linebacker, senior; and Nick Krause, linebacker, junior. TCA’s David Bervig was named the Coach of the Year, Register was named the Offensive Player of the Year and Jacobs was named the Special Teams Player of the Year.


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December 18, 2013

Prep sports Scoreboard

Is this the year of the Bears? The Palmer Ridge boys’ basketball team is off to a 4-1 start. By Danny Summers You talk to anyone closely associated with the Palmer Ridge boys’ basketball team and they will tell you there’s a direct correlation between the 4-1 start to this season and the team building camp last summer. “It made us a whole lot closer as a team and it’s helped a bunch knowing more about each other and what our strengths are and how we think through problems,” said Palmer Ridge senior center and captain Nick Vitwar. “Trusting in each other and recognizing each other’s ability as well as leadership.” The Bears are off to their best start in school history. They won their first four games over Woodland Park (74-39), Mesa Ridge (78-70), Centauri (59-53) and Elizabeth (58-55). Their loss came at Chatfield (67-40) on Dec. 13. Palmer Ridge coach Nick Mayer has been with the program since its inception in 2008. He and his club have gone through the growing pains of a start-up program. Palmer Ridge also resides in the same town as Lewis-Palmer, which has won the last two Class 4A state titles. “This is the hardest working group of players I’ve had,” said Mayer, a Lewis-Palmer alumnus. “We play 11 guys deep. That’s our strength right now.” Mayer feels his club turned

the corner at the four-day team building activity at the Fish and Cross Ranch in Yampa - just outside of Steamboat Springs. “It was during this time the team was challenged mentally and physically to learn how to handle adversity, become leaders, and rely on each and perform obstacles they didn’t necessary think they could accomplish,” Mayer said. At the ranch the players had to do several obstacles and events. The busy schedule included a hypothetical airplane crash in which player sustained injuries. The goal was to get down the mountain while dealing with an injury. Some kids were blind-folded, while some players carried injured teammates on their backs, etc. Another activity included a late-night log challenge in the rain that required the players to get in a certain order on the log without talking. They weren’t allowed to return to the cozy cabin until they figured out how to achieve the goal. The players also fixed a fence on a cattle farm, built rafts out of random parts and raced across a pond without getting wet. “It was during this event that each player and coach opened up and we learned to trust each other,” Mayer said. “This trust has made our team strong.” The Bears are getting solid play from a number of contributors and it appears that they might be a legitimate contender for the Pikes Peak Athletic Conference title. “Our `D’ has to be shut down `D,’” said Palmer Ridge 6-foot-5 junior forward Matt Cameron, who leads the team in scoring with 19.8 per game. “We can’t

LEWIS-PALMER HIGH SCHOOL Boys basketball Lewis-Palmer 61, Pueblo West 58 Lewis-Palmer snuck by Pueblo West to win their third consecutive game 61-58. Lewis-Palmer scored 24 points in the fourth quarter alone. Sophomore Charlie Hovasse scored 17 points and sophomore Jonathan Scott scored 14.

PALMER RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL Boys basketball Palmer Ridge 40, Chatfield 67 After winning four consecutive games, Palmer Ridge lost their first game of the season 67-40 against Chatfield. Junior Matt Cameron scored 13 points and eight rebounds for Palmer Ridge. The Bears are now 4-1 on the season.

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The Bears open up league play Dec. 19 at home against Cheyenne Mountain. Cheyenne Mountain is among the favorites to win the league title. “It’s going to be a good test for us to see if we’re where we need to be yet, or what kind of stuff we need to work on over the break,” said Vitwar, who is an imposing presence in the middle at almost 6-7. Palmer Ridge plays LewisPalmer twice this season; Jan. 10 at home and Jan. 31 on the road. “I think this is our year this year,” Edmund Cameron said. “We’ll just have to see.”

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December 18, 2013

Lady Titans off to a fast start TCA posted a 17-6 record last season, returns several key players By Danny Summers The Classical Academy girls’ basketball coach Kasey Lucero is 7 ½ months pregnant, but she’s not letting her condition have any adverse effect on her well-oiled and wellbalanced team. “We have a contingency plan in place when the baby comes,” the second-year coach said with a smile. “Hopefully I’m not out of action too long and we’ll continue doing what we need to do to make ourselves better.” Lucero’s due date is early February. By that point of the season the Titans expect to be in the thick of things in the Class 3A TriPeaks League and batting for a high seed in the district tournament. TCA is off to a solid start this season, winning its first two games in convincing fashion; 57-30 over James Irwin and 39-30 over a gritty Woodland Park squad. “We have a lot more guards and we have to take advantage of the speed we have and run the ball more than we have in past

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years,” said TCA junior guard Leah Hinckfoot, who is second on the team in scoring at 8.5 points per game. “We have the shooters and we need to keep taking higher percentage shots than we have in the past.” Hinckfoot is a second-year varsity player and believes Lucero has the club headed in the right direction. TCA was 17-6 last season “She’s been fantastic,” Hinckfoot said of Lucero. “Last year it was kind of a learning experience for all of us. We were still trying out some new plays that she had brought in. “This year we have a few new plays, but we’re really trying to crystallize everything and work with our chemistry and work with the team that we have.” Courtney Griggs is a co-captain and one of four seniors on the squad. The others seniors are co-captain Hannah Carr, Michaela Reuter and Hannah Ford. “My job as a captain is mostly to keep things very encouraging and very positive and making sure we’re all keeping it together as a team,” said Griggs, who is averaging 8 points per game. “We need a little more chemistry as a team. We all push each other in practice and we’re all very encouraging. I think we have the potential to work very well together.” TCA is a self-described team of guards,

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The Classical Academy girls’ basketball team is off to a fast start under second-year coach Kacey Lucero. The Titans play in the Class 3A Tri-Peaks League. They move up to 4A next season. Photo by Elliot Bryce Thomasson however, only one player is under 5-foot-6 (freshman McClain Walker is 5-3) and four girls are 5-9 or taller. Sophomore Kendra Frieden is the team’s leading scorer with 10.5 points per game. “I see us being a passing and penetrating team,” Frieden said. “We have to take advantage of the kind of players we have.” TCA is playing its final year at the 3A level. Hinckfoot said she has already “started dreaming” about TCA’s move up to the 4A Metro League in 2014. That’s the league Woodland Park plays in. “We’ve definitely started preparing and

watching film and kind of take tabs on the games,” she said. “We’re ready and we’re coming and we’re ready to be in a higher league than we are right now.” When Lucero takes her maternity leave, junior varsity coach Bill Wolfe - an ex Liberty assistant - will step in and run the show. He will be helped by Katie Powell. Former assistant Rachel Austin - a coach at the Olympic Training Center - has committed to coming back and working with the JV and C-squad teams. “Rachel is probably the best person I know at coaching defense,” Lucero said.

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December 18, 2013

Lewis-Palmer improves to 3-1 on the ice New football alignments almost set for next two-year cycle By Danny Summers The Lewis-Palmer hockey team, a combined District 38 squad that also includes players from Palmer Ridge, improved to 3-1 last weekend with victories over Bish-

op Machebeuf, 6-3, and Standley Lake, 8-0. The Rangers scored four times in the second period against Bishop Machebeuf. Dmitri Smith had a hat trick for LewisPalmer. He has five goals in four games. Against Standley Lake, the Rangers scored three goals in less than two minutes in the first period and never looked back. PALMER RIDGE TAKES 3 RD IN CHEER The state spirit champions were held Dec. 6-7 at the Denver Coliseum. Palmer Ridge was the only area school to finish in the top 5 in any event. The Bears took third place in Class 4A Cheer.

They finished behind Broomfield and Pueblo West. FOOTBALL ALIGNMENT SET FOR 2014-15 The Colorado High School Activities football committee got together Dec. 5 in Aurora and decided on the new football realignment schedule for the next two-year cycle. The alignment needs to be approved at January’s legislative meeting. Beginning in the fall of 2014 this is what the league set up will be for Tri-Lakes area teams.

Thursday, December 19 – 7:30-9:00 am Chamber Networking Breakfast – join us at Willow Tree Café on Second Street to have breakfast and get to know your fellow Chamber members and those considering membership. Our speaker is Hollie Hart with Hollie Days Travel. ~Note~ Join our Chamber Networking Breakfast Group for the New Year or sign up to be a speaker for 2014 if already a member. Call the Chamber for details . 719- 481-3282 Thursday, January 2 – 7:30 – 9:00 am Chamber Networking Breakfast – join us at Willow Tree Café on Second Street to have breakfast and get to know your fellow Chambers Members as well as those considering membership. Tuesday, January 21 – 5:00–7:00 pm Business After Hours – join us at The Inn at Palmer Divide for an evening of networking and fun. Members are Free! $5 for Partner Organizations; $10 for Non-Members.

What a great time we had at our Business After Hours at Peoples Bank. This fun event was co-hosted by The Wine Seller. Police Chief Shirk was a great Santa and so appreciative of all the toys brought for the children of our community and his “Santa on Patrol” program. Next year, come to The Inn at Palmer Divide For our January Business After Hours on January 21, 2014 Attend at our new time from 5:00 – 7:00 starting in 2014

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Class 4A Pikes Peak League: Palmer Ridge, Air Academy, Liberty, Durango, Pine Creek and Rampart. Class 3A South Central: Lewis-Palmer, Discovery Canyon, Woodland Park, Mitchell, Harrison and Canon City. Class 3A Southern: The Classical Academy, Sierra, Pueblo Central, Pueblo East and Pueblo County. In 8-man, Cripple Creek-Victor will be part of the 7-team Southern League, which includes Custer County, Fowler, Hoehne, Kiowa, Simla and Swink.

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December 18, 2013

Cadet cyber team showcases cyber-prowess Air Force Academy students win ‘Capture the Flag’ cyber competition By Staff report The Air Force Academy’s Cyber Competition team was the top team in the western hemisphere, out of 47, and placed fifth among 123 teams overall in the University of California, Santa Barbara, International Capture the Flag cyber competition held Dec. 6. In the competition, each university team received an identical machine with a collection of 10 vulnerable services, and had to simultaneously protect their machines, attack services on other teams and identify malicious network traffic. “The competition required me to learn skills in order to rapidly develop software to exercise the vulnerabilities in the competition, which, in itself, is exhilarating,” said Cadet 2nd Class Kevin Cooper. Fellow team members relished the continually-evolving challenges. “There are always new problems and puzzles in these competitions,” said Cadet 3rd Class

Members of the Air Force Academy Cyber Competition team were hard at work recently competing in the University of California, Santa Barbara International Capture the Flag cyber competition. Courtesy photo Josh Hayden. “I was really glad that even though I am the newest member of the team, I was still able to contribute to our success.” The USAFA Cyber Competition team members that competed in this latest cyber compe-

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Hayden, Justin Niquette and Eric Wardner. “Being on the cyber team has helped me greatly in preparing to be a cyberspace operations officer in the Air Force, and it gives more context on the threats we’ll

face defending the U.S. in cyber,” said cadet Zacher, the team captain. The USAFA Cyber Competition Team was coached by Martin Carlisle, Director of the Academy Center for Cyberspace Research and team coach, with assistance from Maj. David Caswell, Maj. Mike Chiaramonte and Capt. David Hancock, all from the Academy’s Department of Computer Sciences. “It’s a privilege to be able to work with the USAFA Cyber Competition Team,” Carlisle said. “They continually impress me with their level of dedication and how successfully they compete on the international stage.” This is the latest in a series of top finishes for the USAFA Cyber Competition team, which has showcased its cyber-prowess in a growing number of cyber competitions worldwide. In September, the team placed 10th of 349 undergraduate teams from the United States and Canada in the New York University Poly Cyber Security Awareness Week Capture the Flag Qualifiers. The Air Force Academy Cyber Team won the National Security Agency’s Cyber Defense Exercise, for 2012 and 2013, as well as taking the cyber trophy in 2003 and 2006.

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Pursuant to Colorado Statute 38-21.5-103 the personal possession belonging to Mark May whose last known address was Box 344, Palmer Lake, Colorado 80133 will be disposed of on December 27, 2013 or soon thereafter, to satisfy past due rent unless paid in full by cash by that date.

The occupants of the following storage units are hereby notified that contents of said units will be sold at Public Auction on Dec. 30th 2013 at 10:00AM at Academy View Storage 14080 Struthers Rd. Colorado Springs, CO 80921, unless all monies due & owed are paid in full (cash) by 10:00 AM Dec. 30th, 2013.

The disposal will take place at Pioneer Public Storage, 707 Circle, Palmer Lake, Colorado 80133 (719-337-0094). The item to be disposed of is a self propelled towing tractor (Mercury Industrial Truck) stored at pioneer Public Storage. Legal Notice No.: 932201 First publication: December 11, 2013 Last publication: December 18, 2013 Publisher: Tri-Lakes Tribune

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CLUBS IN YOUR COMMUNITY Continued from Page 9

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 719-481-1188 for Jean Sanger, Co-President, at 719-592-9311 for reservations. MounT herMan 4-H Club meets at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month

at Grace Best Elementary. There are no meetings in June, July and August. Anyone interested in pursuing animal projects, archery, cooking, sewing, model rocketry, woodworking or just about any hobby is welcome. A new member meeting is the third Thursday in October.

The PalMer Lake Art Group meets on the second Saturday of the month at the group’s Vaile Hill Gallery, 118 Hillside Road. Call 719-488-8101 for information. PalMer dIvIde Quiltmakers meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at The Church at Woodmoor. Contact Carolyn at 719-488-9791 or The PIkes Peak Branch of the National League of American Pen Women offers information by calling 719-532-0021. PIkes Peak Women’s Connection meets the second Thursday of the month for a luncheon at the Clarion Hotel Downtown, 314 W. Bijou St., Colorado Springs. Social time begins at 11:30 a.m., with luncheon and program from noon to 1:30 p.m. Free

AARP December feast a success Staff report The December feast and meeting of the Black Forest AARP Chapter was one to be remembered. The catered meal of turkey and ham and trimmings was supplemented by many side dishes and desserts provided by the membership. Preceding the meal, a program of seasonal and classical music was provided by the Fermatas, an ensemble of recorder players. During the meal a video of the 2013 Colorado state AARP awards presentations was shown. This program was of special interest since the Black Forest Chapter was designated as the best AARP Chapter in Colorado for the fifth consecutive year. In addition, five chapter members were cited for their exceptional community service activities at the awards ceremony. The business meeting featured the election of Chapter Officers for the 2014 year who will be in-

FOR MORE INFORMATION Black Forest AARP Chapter membership is open to all ages. Meetings are held once per month with the exception of August. Dues are $10 per year. All are welcome. Interested individuals are encouraged to call Chuck at 749-9227 or visit the chapter website at http:// stalled at the Jan. 8 Chapter meeting. Gift-laden holiday stockings for the Salvation Army to present to children who might otherwise not receive any gifts at Christmas were collected from the members who had prepared them. Crosses for Losses in Black Forest presented birdhouses designed and built by Mike Gallagher to chapter members present who lost their homes in the Black Forest wildfire. Chapter 1100 presented replacement Black Forest AARP Chapter T-shirts to these members also.

MONuMENT POlIcE REPORT THEFT: On 12/03/13 at 8 p.m., a sergeant responded to the 15800 block of Jackson Creek Parkway on the report of a theft that occurred on Nov. 21. One adult female was arrest, issued a summons and released on a promise to appear. TRAFFIC ACCIDENT: On 12/06/13, at 3:49 p.m., officers responded to the 100 block of North Washington Street in reference a single vehicle traffic accident. Officers issued a summons to one adult female. CRIMINAL MISCHIEF: On 12/07/2013 at 7 a.m., officers observed graffiti in the 400 block of Highway 105. ASSAULT: On 12/10/2013 at 8:22 a.m., officers were dispatched to a report of an assault in the 800 block of Beacon Lite Road. DUI: On 12/10/2013 at 3:21 p.m., officers responded to a report of a person drinking an alcoholic beverage in a vehicle in the 500 block of Highway 105. PROPERTY FOR DESTRUCTION: On 12/10/13 at 10:25 p.m., an officer initiated a traffic stop in the 100 block of Mitchell Avenue. A substance was seized for property for destruction. DRIVING UNDER RESTRAINT: On 12/12/13 at 12:31 a.m., an officer was conducting a patrol check in the 15000 block of Jackson Creek Parkway, while doing so obtained a license plate reader hit for possible driver license restraint. After verifying the hit a traffic stop was initiated and one female was served a summons and released.

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 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

tional 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 719-492-8274. More information is available at

ToasTMasTers Facc Masters Club meets at noon Thursdays at Lockheed Martin, 9975 Federal Drive. Visit or call Kirby at 719-4813738. 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-


TrI-lakes croP Club meets on the third Saturday of the month. Call Angela at


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 Interna-

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