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Boston Blast Nine Weld runners lived through a day that was supposed to be one of excitement, not of American tragedy Sherrie


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heldon Stadnyk read with excitement the text message from his daughter. “I’m very proud of my time,” Dawn Mathis told her father after completing her second Boston Marathon in 3 hours and 40.25 minutes. Not long after, he heard the television announcement. Two explosions had taken place at the finish line of a race that Stadnyk knows well. “That was the last thing I heard from her,” said the chief medical officer for North Colorado Medical Center. In less than an hour, Stadnyk went from elated to terrified. It didn’t take too long for Stadnyk to learn his daughter was OK, but it seemed like forever, he said.


CONTINUED A4: Weld runners

Read more about the blast and how many people were killed, injured, A5

Tribune reporter — & avid runner— Jason Pohl: Community will persevere, A4


Read how two Windsor runners missed the race because of previous injuries, A4

runner leaves the course crying near Copley Square following an explosion in Boston Monday.

See who won the marathon, B3 See more photos of the tragic event, A5


SHINY The price of gold logged its biggest one-day decline in more than 30 years Monday, tumbling $140.30, or 9 percent, to $1,361. A9



Nuggets beat out the Bucks to win first-round home court advantage in playoffs. B1

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The ambulance service gets final approval from commissioners. A3

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Following multiple health code violations last year, Weld County commissioners on Monday suspended the retail food license for El Pueblito, a Mexican restaurant in Greeley. The restaurant, at 2435 10th St., can reopen as soon as owners find a food-safety consultant, commissioners said, which normally takes about a day. They waived a $1,000 fine for the violations, asking the owners instead to put that money toward a consultant. County health inspectors found 18 violations at the restaurant last year, including improper temperatures for food storage, improper storage of personal drinks, bare-hand contact with ready-to-eat food and a quickly terminated instance of a cockroach infestation. Rosalina Mireles, one of the restaurant’s owners, said the citations happened when she and her family returned to Mexico for family business. She it is also sometimes difficult to distinguish between health requirements for the Greeley restaurant and one she owns in Loveland. “We’re not trying to shut you down,” said Weld County Commissioner Barbara Kirkmeyer. “We’re just trying to get you into compliance.” To keep its license, El Pueblito must also pass another health inspection and have every employee go through a food safety training program.

April snowfall welcome By Whitney Phillips and Eric Brown

Even though snow will continue to fall through Wednesday, snowpack remains well below average


pril showers bring May flowers, along with green lawns and happier farmers, according to experts watching Monday’s non-stop snowfall. As of 6:30 p.m., Greeley had received 5.5 inches of snow. By mid-afternoon Monday, Windsor had received 7.3 inches of snow, according the National Weather Service, while spots in southern Weld County, such as Frederick, had received 8 inches. There was a possibility of 3-7 more inches overnight, and the snow shows no sign of stopping, with 1-3 inches expected today and Wednesday. Brian Werner, spokesman for the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District in Berthoud, said there’s nothing better for agriculture — and residents — than April snow. He said because the snow is wet, it boosts reservoirs and creates early runoff before the snowpack melts.

SNOW COVERS UP A yard decoration during a early morning snowstorm that hit Weld County Monday. More snow is expected throughout the day.

— Analisa Romano


UNC looking for input on school, athletics logo

SEVERAL INCHES OF NEW snow collects on a ladder showing what this recent storm has produced so far.


The University of Northern Colorado is asking the public to evaluate their university and athletic division logos. The 5-minute survey, which can be found at www.unco. edu/logosurvey, is aimed at students, staff, alumni and other university stakeholders, as well as members of the community. The survey will continue until Monday. Vice president of University Relations Chuck Leonhardt said he has been hearing lots of different feedback about the university’s logo system. “We want to make sure it is a positive representation of the university,” he said. Leonhardt added that the school was exploring the possibility of unifying their logos or establishing a spirit logo and a separate athletics logo in line with other school visual representations. The school also wants to find out what acronyms people are using to refer to UNC. “There is a possible confusion in the athletics world with UNC in North Carolina,” Leonhardt said. A work group of campus and community representatives will review the survey results and make recommendations about possible changes this summer. Staff reports


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» In Weld County Precipitation Year to date 3.6 inches 2.72 inches average Snowfall Month to date Season to date 8.3 inches 38.5 inches 3.74 inches average 38.18 inches average Month to date 1.28 inches .71 average


A BICYCLIST BRAVES THE cold temperatures and snow while riding along 10th Avenue on Monday morning. TOP: A snowplow clears a patch of road along

Colo. 392 just outside of Windsor on Monday morning. Numerous accidents are occurring around Weld County but no serious injuries are being reported, according to the Weld County Sheriff’s Office.

“The longer and the more you can store water in a reservoir, the better off you are further down the year,” Werner said. April’s snowstorms have given a boost to snowpack figures across Colorado. Both agricultural and municipal water users depend heavily on winter and spring snowpack in the mountains each year to provide runoff that fills reservoirs, rivers and irrigation ditches. Snowpack in the South Platte River basin, which includes Weld County, has increased from 69 percent of historic average on April 1, to » More 76 percent of average on Mon- photos day, according to the Colorado SNOTEL Snowpack Update See more photos with Map. The Colorado River basin — this story at from which the northern Front www.greeley Range diverts much of its water — has seen the largest increase in snowpack this month among the state’s eight basins. It grew by more than 10 percent. “They’re still below average, but they’re headed in the right direction,” Werner said. Last year, the snowpack started melting in mid-March and was pretty much gone by mid-April, Werner said. The fact that there’s still snow and we’re getting more precipitation means things are looking up for water-users, he said. Even so, “We’re still well below average,” he said. “Our runoff estimates are in the 40-percent-below-normal range. We’re still gong to be significantly below normal unless it does this for the next month or so.”


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complaining. “I think most farmers and ranchers will say, ‘We’ll take anything we can get,’ because it adds to moisture levels,” Bosley said. The relentless flurries proved to be more of a problem for drivers on county roads. Bureau Chief Steve Reams, spokesman for the Weld County Sheriff’s Office, said deputies responded to 39 traffic crashes, but none resulted in serious injuries. Reams said the most notable crash involved an oil tanker that flipped onto its side northwest of Eaton at Weld County roads 76 and 31. There were no injuries, and the crash was handled withUNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO out any problems, Reams said. students walk near Gunther Hall during a snowstorm Reams said as temperatures on Monday morning. Snow is expected to continue drop and snow continues to fall, until late tonight. drivers should take extra precautions, especially in the northFarmers welcome the moisture, but colder- ern part of the county. than-normal temperatures might pose some Travelers planning to fly out of Denver Interproblems as growers get ready to plant sugar national Airport today should also expect debeets, corn and other crops, said Bruce Bosley, lays, as planes will have to go through de-icing. Colorado State University Extension crop spe- The airport recommends that passengers call cialist for northeast Colorado. ahead to make sure their flights are on schedule. Since the ground is cold, seeds won’t sprout The cold and wet weather is expected to hang quickly, which makes them more susceptible to around for a couple more days. Meteorologists bacteria, Bosley said. say temperatures will only reach the mid-30s “You like to be able to put it in the warm today and snow showers will continue through ground and just have it pop up,” he said. Wednesday, with the heaviest snows falling on The snowfall also delays planting, but the northern Front Range, foothills and mounBosley said we’re not likely to hear growers tains.


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Commissioners give final OK Brighton woman time I heard about those proposed changes,” she said. Under contracts with Windsor-SevMonths of contentious meetings, ap- erance Fire Rescue and Johnstown and peals and communications came to a Milliken Fire Protection, UC Health close on Monday when Weld County established response times at less than commissioners gave four western 9 minutes 90 percent of the time for Weld communities the OK to contract emergency calls in urban areas, and with a different ambulance service for 13 minutes for those calls in suburban their residents. or rural areas. The contract also dediCommissioners unanimously ap- cates an ambulance crew to Windsor’s proved first tier ambulance licenses Fire Station 1, a crew to Johnstown for fire protection disand Miltricts in Windsor, SevMy heart literally soared liken, an erance, Milliken and office and the first time I heard Johnstown, meanabout those proposed changes. ambulance ing residents of those for crew communities can ex- — REBECCA CLARK, Milliken chiefs, and pect their ambulance resident a backup service to switch from ambulance Banner Health to University of Colo- that can be used as needed across the rado Health on May 15, thanks to a region. previously arranged contract. Weld County commissioner BarWeld commissioners barely ap- bara Kirkmeyer said the fire districts, proved a fourth application for Poudre commissioners and Banner still have a Valley Hospital, splitting their vote 3-2 number of issues to work through. after a lengthy discussion on whether The county has a contract with that ambulance service needs a first Banner to dispatch only Banner amtier license to serve the four communi- bulances, meaning fire officials must ties. figure out how to get a UC Health Commissioners approved licenses ambulance to deploy along with fire for the fire protection districts on engines, Kirkmeyer said. She said the the condition that they finalize their county has the authority to provide agreements for mutual aid, which they ambulance services in unincorporated would use if all of their ambulances areas that are also within the boundarwere already deployed on a call. ies of fire protection districts, meaning The license hearings were not pub- they must settle who will cover those lic hearings, but Weld County com- areas. mission chairman Bill Garcia opened To ensure response times in the fire them up to public comment because districts are met, PVH (which is part about 50 paramedics, firefighters and of the UC Health system) also applied residents attended the meeting. for a first tier license, prompting nearly Rebecca Clark, a Milliken resident, two hours of discussion Monday on said she has chosen to drive her asth- whether Weld County’s recently rematic son to the hospital rather than vamped code required PVH to have call an ambulance because she said that license. ambulance response times are so high. Amy Kolczak, who legally repre“My heart literally soared the first sents UC Health, said the code requires By Analisa Romano

anyone who provides or operates an ambulance service to have a first tier license. While PVH donated its ambulances to the protection districts, PVH staff will man those ambulances, so they are the operators, she said. Kirkmeyer and Commissioner Sean Conway said PVH did not need a first tier license because the fire districts already have licenses and are ultimately in charge of deploying emergency resources. Commissioners Mike Freeman and Doug Rademacher disagreed, saying PVH does need a first tier license because its ambulances could be the first to respond to an emergency situation, which is why ambulance services must apply for a first tier license in the first place,. “I’m frankly a little amused, and a little embarrassed,” Rademacher said. “At that point, you are primary response — I don’t care how you split the hairs.” Kirkmeyer said those ambulances would be called in as mutual aid, meaning they would only need a second tier license. Garcia effectively broke the tie, saying he felt more comfortable granting PVH a license because those dispatching its ambulances will be acting from within Weld County rather than from Larimer County, which were the circumstances when PVH first applied for a license. In February, Weld commissioners approved of the new ambulance code, revising much of the original wording after fire chiefs from across the county said it could prevent them from contracting with an alternative ambulance service. Throughout the process, commissioners said they were concerned that an array of different ambulance providers could make it difficult to fund a countywide service.

on trial for theft By Whitney Phillips

A trial is under way in Weld District Court for a 74-year-old Brighton woman accused of bilking residents out of thousands of dollars by offering fake loans. Karren Vasseur faces 12 felony theft charges and one felony check fraud charge in Weld County. Vasseur is facing more charges with her daughter, Tracy Vasseur, in Adams County. There the pair is accused of laundering about $1 million through Colorado banks for an international online dating scam, according to The Denver Post. In Weld County, four of the theft charges involve elderly men, who are considered “at- Vasseur risk adults.” Investigators say Vasseur stole $11,750, according to an affidavit. Vasseur told the alleged victims she planned to invest money from a multi-million-dollar insurance settlement into loans, according to investigators. The residents told investigators they gave Vasseur anywhere from $200 for a credit check to nearly $5,000 for unsecured loans, according to the affidavit. One resident told investigators Vasseur wrote him a check to repay him after she said the loan wouldn’t go through, but the check bounced. After looking through Vasseur’s bank accounts, investigators didn’t find any expenditures for credit checks, the report states. They found ATM withdrawals, some of which originated in Colorado’s gambling towns, Black Hawk and Central City. In the Adams County case, Vasseur and her daughter are accused of collecting money from hundreds of women across the world who thought they were paying to keep in touch with soldiers stationed in Afghanistan, according to The Denver Post. Unknown people posing as “soldiers” would strike up romances with women through dating sites, email and social networks and would then request money for satellite phones or for visits, the newspaper reported in June. Vasseur has a history of similar charges. Vasseur pleaded guilty in 1999 to one count of felony theft and one count of forgery, for which she was sentenced to serve 10 years on probation. That plea deal in Adams County dropped more than 15 other charges of theft against “at-risk” adults. She had not paid her required restitution and court costs, as of last June.



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Runner: ‘The place was chaos’ « WELD RUNNERS From A1 “It takes forever to get through that line,” he said about the queue from which runners exited the race. “They drape you in a Mylar blanket and move you through to get you hydrated and something to eat. It is so crowded around there. She was within a block when the bombs went off.” Stadnyk didn’t hear from his daughter right away because she didn’t even know for sure what was going on until she returned to her hotel. Two simultaneous explosions at the 117th annual Boston Marathon about 100 yards apart killed three and injured more than 130 others, with many of those losing limbs. At least nine Weld County entrants ran in Monday’s race, which is the Super Bowl for runners. All nine were accounted for, but clearly shaken. Some were unable to be reached because of jammed phone lines, some were not ready to talk about their experiences, and others were just thankful for their lives. Robin Bittner of Windsor; Martin Damrell of Eaton; Luke Stephenson, Steve Anderson and Sarah Adams of Greeley; and Jonathan Rode and Kathleen Skiba of Erie all participated. Two former Greeley residents, Steve Monroney and Heidi Hurst, also ran in the race. Monroney recently moved to the Denver area, but still runs for Bell’s Running, and Hurst, a Greeley West graduate, is attending Harvard University. Stephenson lined up just behind the professional runners, waiting anxiously to start an event he’d dreamed of participating in since he was in high school. “I was looking around at these other runners,” he said. “They were all well fit. It looked like a bunch of thoroughbred horses at the Kentucky Derby. All I could think of was, ‘Am I at the right place?’ ”

For the 2 hours, 49 minutes and 1 second it took the 26-year-old to finish the Boston Marathon, he was. Just a couple hours later, however, those crossing the finish line experienced something unimaginable. “It is a very sad day,” Mathis said from her hotel room Monday evening. “It took 10-12 minutes to even hear sirens. There are so many streets closed off and so many people, we didn’t know what had happened. It was very loud, but we thought it might have just been an electrical explosion or something. When we came back to the hotel, there were people in the lobby with the local Boston news on.” Hours after things seemed to calm down, Mathis said she was still a bit worried. “We are on the 27th floor,” she said. “We were allowed to go up and down, but we didn’t for the first couple of hours. We just stayed in the lobby because we wanted to be able to hear right away if we needed to evacuate. We didn’t want to hear it from the 27th floor.” Stadnyk, who ran in 10 consecutive Boston Marathons from 2000-09, said what was supposed to be a day of excitement turned into another day in American history. “There is a rage and anger ...” Stadnyk said. “As a human, I’m shocked. As a physician my heart goes out to those lost. As a runner, this is very scary. We train all year for the Boston Marathon. But no one can train for something like this. What a great race. What a great tradition. My fear is it’s going to (deter) people for whom this is the pinnacle of their career.” Adams is employed in the athletic department at the University of Northern Colorado. UNC officials said she and her husband, John, were unharmed and that Adams was threetenths of a mile from the finish line when the race was called. Bittner declined to comment. The marathon’s website had the 39-year-old finishing the race about one hour before the explosions. A third member of the Bell’s Running team,

There is a rage and anger ... As a human, I’m shocked. As a physician my heart goes out to those lost. As a runner, this is very scary. We train all year for the Boston Marathon. But no one can train for something like this. What a great race. What a great tradition. My fear is it’s going to (deter) people for whom this is the pinnacle of their career. — Sheldon Stadnyk, ran the Boston Marathon from 2000-09

Two Windsor runners withdrew from marathon By Tom Fasano


wo Windsor female runners were scheduled to run the Boston Marathon, but had to withdraw due to injuries. Connie DeMercurio, 56, injured her knee in October. DeMercurio, who ran the race in 2004, ’07, ’09 and last year, said it’s bittersweet that she didn’t run in Boston. “In a way it’s kind of bittersweet because I can’t say that I’m glad that I’m not there because I was supposed to be there,” said DeMercurio, the president of the Fort Collins Running Club. “I love Boston. I love the experience, and I really, really would have liked to have run it. I can’t say (the explosions) would have made me change my mind about that. It’s extremely tragic, but I can’t say that I’m glad I’m not there.” DeMercurio trained with Dan Berlin, of Fort Collins, who ran the marathon. “He just got out of there. He said that he went to pick up their sacks and their clothes at the finish, and he heard the explosions,” she said. “Luckily, he caught a cab and got out of there. He was fortunate enough to get out of there right away.” DeMercurio, who has run in 28 marathons, said there is no crowd like the Boston crowd. “(Attendees) line the course for

26 miles,” she said. “I hope this does not deter them in the future for them coming out to support the race.” DeMercurio said she has thought about safety when she’s run the big marathons. “You think about it when you get in that big of crowds because I’ve run New York, Chicago, Marine Corps Marathon (Washington, D.C.) and the biggies,” she said. “It’s something that crosses your mind. It’s really, really tragic.” Michelle Kary, 39, of Windsor, was also supposed to run Boston, but an injury more than three months ago forced her to withdraw. “I was supposed to run. I qualified for the Boston Marathon with a 3 hour and 39 minute marathon, and if I had run at Boston today I would have started in the 10:30 (a.m.) heat and finished right around 2:10 (p.m.), which is exactly when those bombs went off. So, it’s very sobering. It felt very unsettling because that’s literally when I would have crossed the finish line.” Kary had run the Boston Marathon twice before in 2009-10, and she said her husband, Dr. Jonathan Kary, would have been at the finish line as a spectator waiting for her. “It’s an overwhelming feeling knowing we’re not (there),” Kary said. “It’s a whole gamut of emotions realizing that I’m glad I’m not there.”

Damrell, was also OK, according to Andy Eberhard, Bell’s Running manager. Hurst’s mother, Patty Mayer, posted on her Facebook page that Hurst was at mile 25.7 when the explosion happened. She is fine, as are all her friends and family that were with her, the post said. Skiba had just crossed the finish line, picking up her personal things, when the blast went off behind her. “I heard the explosion; I looked,” she said. “There was lots of smoke, lots of people running. The place was chaos.” Skiba hurried the other way trying to get around barriers. She crossed the finish line 13 minutes before the first explosion went off at 2:50 p.m. The 50-year-old spoke by phone from the Westin Copley Place hotel where she was waiting with her boyfriend, Dan Reinhardt, and other evacuees to return to her hotel located in the evacuated area of the city. Stephenson said the mood in Boston was surreal. “Everyone is still shaken up. It was just so unexpected,” he said. “I’m not sure if everything has sunk in yet. Right now, I’m just feeling very grateful because you realize these devices could have gone off at anytime. “I feel for everyone involved. It makes the race very insignificant when something like this happens.” Mathis agreed, adding it was a sad night in a town that is usually revelling in Patriot’s Day celebration on this day each year. “It is so sad in so many ways that someone would do this,” she said as she looked out of the window of her hotel room overlooking Boylston Street, which is the main street for the event and usually busy with people. “There is no one on the street. It is a bummer. It is just a wonderful event.” Tribune reporter Katharina Buchholz contributed to this report.

Marathon runners will persevere after Boston tragedy


lot can change within two years, but one thing that has ticked on with honor, devotion and prestige for 117 consecutive years is the Boston Marathon. That is, until Monday. As I watched my Twitter feed ignite and text messages roll in with news of the chaos emerging from near the finish line along Boylston Street in Boston, my jaw dropped. My heart sped. And then, for the first time since I crossed the Boston Marathon’s finish line in 2011 — the same scene now marred by tragedy and lined with crime scene tape — my eyes welled. This time, though, for sorrow rather than the joy of having completed the world’s most prestigious footrace. Until 2:50 p.m. Monday, it was a day that appeared to mirror for so many my run two years ago. After 2:50 p.m., it became clear this would be an event that would live in infamy and truly test the bonds of the running Jason and the network of companionPOHL community ship so-often masked within our society. The Tragedy happens every day across the Tribune world, but rarely does it hit so hard or afflict an athletic community with such tight bonds and supportive networks, especially during a time usually filled with triumph and celebration. That’s what happened Monday. Like millions across the world, I was glued to television newscasts as events unfolded. I grasped for any piece of information before taking a step back to think about how radically different my experience at Boston was. And, sadly, I thought how the race through the meandering two-lane country roads and widening city streets will never again be the same. Being in this city for the full weekend two years ago, I was immersed in the running culture loaded with race expos and surrounded by logo-covered marathon jackets. I was treated like a star. Though about 4,000 others finished ahead of me that sunny Monday afternoon, we were all striving for a common goal and were being encouraged every step of the way. I remember workers stopping traffic the day before the race so I could grab a picture at the start with my coach and mentor. I remember wading through the hoards of people at the packet pick-up — the sense of camaraderie is unavoidable. I remember high-fiving marathon onlookers, taking orange slices from giddy children and being aided and treated like an Olympic athlete the entire weekend. I only hope these are the sorts of memories people can walk away with, bearing in mind this sport is about accomplishments — not about cowardice. The Boston Marathon is a spectacle with runners celebrating the success of having logged thousands of miles, bagged a qualifying time and stuck with a sport for so long it becomes a part of who they are rather than just what they do. It’s a day of equality. Yes, some are elite and fast. No, you probably won’t win. But everyone pulls for each other. I remember turning the final corner onto Boylston Street, getting ready to make my final surge only to notice another runner struggling. Without thinking, I grabbed him, told him some jumbled thing about finishing strong, and I watched him straighten his stride and persevere. On Monday, that spot where I encouraged a fellow runner — also near where my fiancé and my coach’s wife watched and cheered — was decimated by an act of violence, reminding us that there is evil within the world. But out of all that, I was also reminded of the good — the first responders, runners and everyday heroes who leapt into action after such an already trying day. Now, more than ever, is the time to log those miles. Push on to that next finish line. Check off that next race. Embrace a sport that blends personal fortitude with camaraderie and challenges you to the core. It’s what everyone in Boston did. And for those who were injured, killed or otherwise affected, it’s what they would have wanted and expected from this resilient and steadfast community. Tribune reporter Jason Pohl has completed three marathons among several other road races. He hopes to again qualify for the Boston Marathon later this year and hit the streets on Patriot’s Day in 2014. He can be reached at

» History of U.S. bombings and failed attempts Here is a list of some of the worst bombings in the U.S. dating to the 1800s, including some famous attempts that failed: » April 15, 2013: Two bombs explode in the packed streets near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring at least 130. » Jan. 17, 2011: A backpack bomb is placed along a Martin Luther King Day parade route in Spokane, Wash., meant to kill and injure participants in a civil rights march, but is found and disabled before it can explode. White supremacist Kevin Harpham is convicted and sentenced to 32 years in federal prison. » May 1, 2010: Pakistani immigrant Faisal Shahzad leaves an explosives-laden SUV in New York’s Times Square, hoping to detonate it on a busy night. Street vendors spot smoke coming from the vehicle and the bomb is disabled. Shahzad is arrested as he tries to leave the country and is sentenced to life in prison. » Dec. 25, 2009: The socalled “underwear bomber,” Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, is subdued by passengers and crew after trying to blow up an airliner heading from Paris to Detroit using explosives hidden in his undergarments. He’s sentenced to life in prison. » Sept. 11, 2001: Four commercial jets are hijacked by 19 al-Qaida militants and used as suicide bombs, bringing down the two towers of New York City’s World Trade Center and crashing into the Pentagon. Nearly 3,000 people are killed in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania. » Jan. 22, 1998: Theodore Kaczynski pleads guilty in Sacramento, Calif., to being the Unabomber in return for a sentence of life in prison without parole. He’s locked up in the federal Supermax prison in Colorado for killing three people and injuring 23 during a nationwide bombing spree between 1978 and 1995. » Jan. 20, 1998: A bombing at an abortion clinic in Birmingham, Ala., kills one guard and injures a nurse. Eric Robert Rudolph is suspected in the case. » July 27, 1996: A bomb explodes at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta during the Summer Games, killing two people and injuring more than 100. Eric Robert Rudolph is arrested in 2003. He pleads guilty and is sentenced to life in prison. » April 19, 1995: A car bomb parked outside the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City kills 168 people and injures more than 500. It is the deadliest U.S. bombing in 75 years. Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols are convicted. McVeigh is executed in 2001 and Nichols is sentenced to life in prison. » Feb. 26, 1993: A bomb in a van explodes in the underground World Trade Center garage in New York City, killing six people and injuring more than 1,000. Five extremists are eventually convicted. » Nov. 7, 1983: A bomb blows a hole in a wall outside the Senate chamber at the Capitol in Washington. No one is hurt. Two leftist radicals plead guilty. » May 16, 1981: A bomb explodes in a men’s bathroom at the Pan Am terminal at New York’s Kennedy Airport, killing a man. A group calling itself the Puerto Rican Armed Resistance claims responsibility. No arrests are made. » Dec. 29, 1975: A bomb hidden in a locker explodes at the TWA terminal at New York’s LaGuardia Airport, killing 11 people and injuring 75. Palestinian, Puerto Rican and Croatian groups are suspected, but no arrests are made. » Jan. 29, 1975: The U.S. State Department building in Washington, D.C., is bombed by the radical left group Weather Underground. No one is killed. » Jan. 24, 1975: A bomb goes off at historic Fraunces Tavern in New York City, killing four people. It was one of 49 bombings attributed to the Puerto Rican nationalist group FALN between 1974 and 1977 in New York. Associated Press


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PEOPLE REACT TO A second explosion at the 2013 Boston Marathon in Boston Monday. Two explosions shattered the euphoria of the Boston Marathon finish

line on Monday, sending authorities out on the course to carry off the injured while the stragglers were rerouted away from the smoking site of the blasts.

Bombs leave 3 dead, 144 injured


EMERGENCY WORKERS AID INJURED people at the finish line of the

2013 Boston Marathon following an explosion in Boston, Monday.


MEDICAL WORKERS AID AN injured woman at the finish line of the

2013 Boston Marathon following two explosions there, Monday in Boston. Two bombs exploded near the finish of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing at least three people, injuring at least 130 others and sending authorities rushing to aid wounded spectators.

MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS OSTON — Boston was in mourning Tuesday for three killed and

at least 144 wounded in a “cowardly” bombing at the Boston Marathon, leaving the tragedy-wracked city scrambling for answers as to how a terrorist was able to plant two explosive devices on a busy stretch of Boylston Street at a high-security international event. The explosions hours into the 117th running of the iconic 26.2-mile race came well after the elite runners had finished, but near the time when the bulk of the about 27,000 runners were laboring toward the finish line. Two bombs hundreds of yards apart went off within seconds of each other on what was also Patriots Day. Dazed and bloodied victims walked around seeking help as officials rushed to their aid, taking them to one of the medical tents that dot any marathon route. Some victims had severed limbs. There was no immediate claim of responsibility and officials said there had been no warning to what officials were considering an act of terrorism. “Any event with multiple explosive devices - as this appears to be - is clearly an act of terror, and will be approached as an act of terror,” one federal official said. “However, we don’t yet know who carried out this attack, and a thorough investigation will have to determine whether it was planned and carried out by a terrorist group, foreign or domestic.” President Barack Obama pledged federal help for the investigation and cautioned people not to jump to conclusions. But he also struck a firm note. “But make no mistake, we will get to the bottom of this. And we will find out who did this; we’ll find out why they did this. Any responsible individuals, any responsible groups, will feel the full weight of justice,” he said from the White House hours after the tragedy. “We’re still in the investigation stage at this point,” Obama said. “But I just want to reiterate we will find out who did this and we will hold them accountable.” Boston officials told reporters at a nationally televised briefing that there were no suspects, but they acknowledged they were questioning some people. A federal law enforcement official said authorities were questioning a Saudi national who was taken to a Boston hospital with injuries. The official also said authorities are “desperately seeking” a Penske rental truck seen leaving the race site. Another federal official said that authorities believe the explosive devices were small bombs placed in small receptacles and that at least one was detonated in a trash can. Another federal official said the bombs appear to have been “unsophisticated” and did not include plastic explosives. Patriots Day commemorates the first battles of the American Revolution. One of the highlights is the marathon, which attracts runners from around the world. This year, about 27,000 runners were eligible to compete. The elite runners finished in 2 ½ to 3 hours. More than five hours into the race, as the main body of athletes moved toward the finish line, at least two explosions shattered the celebratory mood. Both were along Boylston Street. The explosions were “nearly back to back” along the viewing area, witnesses said. Two more devices were “quickly found and dismantled” nearby, said an official with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Another object was found inside a “military style” duffel bag, but it was unclear if it was connected to the main explosions, the ATF official said. A sixth “event” took place near the JFK Library, but that was later discounted as an unrelated fire. The area of the blasts was a major trauma scene as ambulances rushed by and officials tried to move people to hospitals. Officials said at least three people had died. The Associated Press reported that at least 134 injured were hospitalized, with 15 in critical condition. Runners and spectators described a chaotic scene when the explosions went off, with people fleeing in panic. Two volunteers working security near the finish line still appeared stunned hours after the explosion. One, who had just eaten lunch in the area five minutes before the blasts, said, “It’s your worst nightmare. Somebody wants to make a statement, and you have all these people here.”

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Investors bought gold because they were afraid that inflation would rise too fast as a result of the Fed’s effort to stimulate growth by driving down interest rates through purchases of government bonds. The higher cost of goods would


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ter the other. “Gold is an insurance asset for when things go very wrong,” says Nicholas Brooks, head of research and investment strategy at ETF Securities. “It’s just that people don’t feel the need for insurance right now.”


Even with Monday’s stock market drop, stocks have surged this year. Investors are optimistic that the U.S. economy is poised to decisively pull out of its slump following the Great Recession. That’s pushed the Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index to record levels. The Dow is up 11 percent this year. Before the big selloff, gold was down almost 7 percent. “In this world of hot money, ‘what have you done

Investors also buy gold as a safe haven, a kind of insurance when they are worried about the possibility of some kind of a financial collapse. While there has been a lot to worry about over the last six years — the financial crisis, the threat of a U.S. default, meltdown in Europe — none of those events have led to financial Armageddon. That fear factor has dissipated after central bankers around the world have bailed out one economy af-


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The politics of texting and driving FOR THE TRIBUNE


Colorado measures are not enough We need federal reform to tackle immigration


e’ve been saying for a while that federal action on immigration reform is overdue. The failure to address the issue has left the states in the unenviable position of filling in the gaps. The measure that passed its first committee vote in the Colorado Senate last week offers the latest example of how awkward that task can become. The bill would allow immigrants who pass a driver’s license test, pay a $41 fee, prove they’re paying federal and state taxes, and show identification from their country of origin to receive a driver’s license. The license would indicate that the holder is not a citizen, which means it couldn’t be used to register to vote, for employment or to board a plane. Supporters of the bill contend that since undocumented workers » Weigh in already are on the roads, the Letters to the editor must license benbe 300 words or less and include your full name, efits all of us because it gives address and telephone the immigrants number. Publication of letters are subject to veria way to buy fication of the writer. insurance, We will not publish letters makes them that include personal less likely to attacks, attacks against flee the scene of businesses, assertions of traffic crashes fact that have no source and makes it cited or that contain libeleasier for law ous statements. enforcement All letters are subject to officers to iden- editing, both for content and for length. tify those they come in contact with. To the extent immigrants would make use of such a license, the bill’s supporters are right. It’s important to note that the state’s sheriffs and police chiefs support the measure. Still, it’s not clear how many immigrants would use such a license if it existed. In New Mexico — a state with just more than 2 million people — about 100,000 driver’s licenses have been issued to immigrants in the decade since a similar measure passed there. It’s difficult to know how many immigrants in Colorado would willingly make their presence known to authorities and the state that they’re not here legally. Also, some may not be able to afford the fee. Even for those who get the license, it’s not clear that insurance would automatically follow. These concerns, however, point to the deeper problem with the patchwork immigration policy that the states have had to develop while Congress has dithered for decades. The license would grant a government stamp of legitimacy to immigrants whose presence in the country is illegal. That’s a contradiction state legislation simply can’t resolve. With a compromise bill headed to the U.S. Senate this week, there is some hope of real reform. However, a comprehensive immigration policy that recognizes the need for immigrant labor, protects the border and offers a realistic plan for the roughly 12 million undocumented workers already in the country remains a distant desire. In the absence of such reform, even the most well-meaning state legislators can only take half measures.

I decided to do something about distracted driving after my 3-year-old daughter was nearly run down right in front of me by a texting mom. When the company I founded in response to this lethal trend started monitoring the text-and- Erik Wood drive news reporting, we GUEST COLUMNIST noticed the occasional posting by lawyers’ blogs on the topic — less than 1 percent of the daily news cycle. Today we put that number higher than 15 percent. Unfortunately, the text and drive victim pool is increasing at such a fast rate that lawyers are starting to draw a parallel between texting and nicotine. Cigarettes are delivery devices for nicotine. Smartphones are delivery devices for texting. I do not begrudge that lawyers are looking into this issue and could potentially effect change and raise public awareness by dragging

cell manufacturers, service providers or automakers into a courtroom. My problem with this litigious process is the time involved. Big tobacco lawsuits took a decade or longer to develop. Texting while driving causes about 1.6 million crashes per year in the U.S., according to the National Safety Council, and a Harvard Center for Risk Analysis study found that texting while driving results in 330,000 injuries per year and thousands of fatalities. Are we willing, as a society, to follow the trail of bodies (most of them young, bright minds) to the courthouse steps before we see real change on this public safety issue? However, smartphone manufacturers and wireless providers are not intentionally turning their backs on this lethal issue. On the contrary, AT&T has invested in poignant texting and driving awareness videos. Other carriers have taken similar stances and are attempting to educate their customers. Yet there is still a chasm between the wireless entities that will

ultimately get dragged into that courtroom and a simple software product that could be pre-loaded and free to the end user. Taking a cursory look at the text and drive software market reveals the predominant response has been to “lock down” the smart phone hardware with Big Brother-type software. Many of these expensive products track the user, need costly centralized administration and completely lock out the phone’s functionality. Instead of making our roads safer, these invasive products have exacerbated a national civil liberties debate; nanny state versus legitimate government enforcement of public safety. I don’t see text and drive as a partisan issue. Republican fathers want their kids to be just as safe on the highway as Democratic mothers. What I do know is that when you push up against anything in nature, it tends to push back and my goal is not to patronize the person next to me into being a safe driver. That is not sustainable. My goal is to give that driver a tool that can empower them to avoid fun-

damentally unsafe behavior without feeling disconnected from his or her network. That’s practical. Of course, Big Cell resists this Big Brother software, as well. Lockdown software is a threat to its product, and to its bottom line. In this case, however, the desired outcome for Big Cell lines up with what comes naturally to the individual — freedom to operate. The individual should have the advantage of technology to help them make the right decision for when texting is appropriate whether they are at home, in the office or sharing the highway with the rest of us ... and maybe that technology should be included in the box that their new smartphone comes in or on the board system of their new car. Erik Wood of Bainbridge Island, Wash., is the founder of OTTER LLC. He is the father of two girls and has a background in design systems and project management. Wood has a Bachelor of Science from California Polytechnic Pomona.



Reader responds to Jones letter In a recent letter, Willard Jones makes several statements that warrant a response. Initially, there is a reference to a proposal by two senators that teachers carry guns. It is then stated that this would “assure teachers be first killed if attacked.” Where in the universe are the facts, studies, or historical data that support this? It is also stated that, “protecting schools is the responsibility of law enforcement …” How did that reliance work for the kids at Sandy Hook? Then there is the question of, “when do sheriffs have the authority to enforce only those laws with which they agree?” When the Legislature violates its oath, the sheriff should take appropriate action. It is then incorrectly stated that Second Amendment advocates rely on the court decision regarding “handguns, loaded rifles or loaded shotguns.” The fact is that in the Heller decision the court ruled that weapons in “common use” could not be prohibited. It is acknowledged that there are millions of semiautomatic rifles, erroneously labeled “assault rifles,” currently in use. The writer also tries the failed argument that the Second Amendment refers only to a well-regulated militia being allowed to keep and bear arms. I would advise reading the writings of the founders, such as in the Federalist Papers (No. 46 for starters), for proof of original intent. In the interest of clarification, an assault weapon is an automatic weapon, which is not the typical rifle in use by the millions today that look “scary” or appear to be “military style.” And lastly, I would suggest that thousands of owners of these weapons have volunteered to serve a tour in the Middle East or served in Vietnam to demonstrate their allegiance. To imply otherwise is offensive. Dave agusta, Greeley

Obama goes after elderly with Social Security cuts proposal After reading the article “Obama proposes cuts to Social Security” in Saturday’s paper,

I have to write this letter. Of all the useless waste in this government, he goes after the elderly. Those living on Social Security. I wonder who he thinks built this nation, fought for this nation and our freedoms. I’m sure he does not have a clue! What is it going to take to get the majority of the citizens in this country to get off their “me me me” high horses and realize what is going on? How long are we going to tolerate this person and his puppets? We are on the brink of destruction. And the sad part is it is a self-destruction. sanDra Bassett, Greeley

Road work near homes has gone on long enough This is a follow-up letter to the one I sent in January about the crack in our wall caused by rough Weld County Road 394 west of LaSalle. Since then, we have found another crack in a different wall. Nothing has changed with the road. The whole house and the furniture shakes. A few weeks ago there were two big, white trucks going up and down Weld County roads 394 and 35. There were small orange and gray objects along both sides of the road. I thought maybe they were measuring the roughness. Stupid me. According to a front page article in the Denver Post on March 16, these trucks are called “vibrators” dropping up to 30 tons of heavy metal plates, to shake the ground. The objects along the road are geophones, measuring waves to see if there is gas. Most of the homes along these roads are 200 feet more or less from the road. We were told nothing about this. We have lived here for 38 years. Do we not have a say in any of this? What is our house worth if we wanted to sell? Why should we have to move? Who do we sue, the county, JBS for not using Weld County Road 46 that they are supposed to use? Or the oil and gas companies that seem to have free rein in this country? This is all becoming very stressful. Janet HaagenstaD, LaSalle

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Susan Kay Anderson

Nov. 7, 1957–April 14, 2013

Age: 55 Residence: Briggsdale Susan Kay Anderson, 55, died April 14, 2013, at Hospice of Northern Colorado in Greeley. She was born on Nov. 7, 1957, in Minot, N.D., to Helmer Lee Anderson Jerome and Pearl Rose (Wilson) Kinden. Susan graduated from New Town High School in New Town, N.D. In June 2001, Susan married Jeff Anderson in Greeley. Susan loved spending time with her grandchildren; she especially enjoyed camping and fishing with them. Susan was revered by her family and friends. She had the courage of a lioness. We are sad and will miss her, but delight in the promise she will live all of eternity with our Father in a glorious heaven. Susan is survived by her husband, Jeff of Briggsdale; two daughters, Carly Bell of Casper, Wyo., and Lacy Osmond of Casper, Wyo.; 11 grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Helmer Lee Jorome Kinden Jr. of Effingham, Ill., Jean Ellen Fisher of Williston, N.D., Kathryn Ann Harris of Bothell, Wash., John Benjamin Kinden of Sandy, Ore., Phyllis Jane Thornton of Hendersonville, Tenn., and Leslie Robert Kinden of Newtown, N.D.; and her mother, Pearl Rose Kinden of New Town, N.D. She was preceded in death by her father; and twins, Travis and Trent Kinden. A funeral will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at Adamson Chapel, 2000 47th Ave., Greeley, CO 80634. Interment will be in North Dakota. Memorial donations may be made to Hospitality House at Hospice of Northern Colorado, in care of Adamson’s Funeral & Cremation, 2000 47th Ave., Greeley, CO 80634. Condolences can be sent to the family at

Margery L. Beydler

Sept. 23, 1921-March 9, 2013

Age: 91 Residence: Greeley Margery L. Beydler, 91, of Greeley, passed away March 9, 2013, at Sierra Vista Health Care Cen-

ter in Loveland, Colo. She was born Sept. 23, 1921, in Marceline, Mo., to Russell W. and Mary L. (Burgener) Hainds. Margery served in the Navy as a registered nurse during WWII. She married James H. Beydler on Oct. 26, 1945, in Yuma, Ariz., at a marriage chapel. She was employed for more than 30 years as an RN for Dr. Boyd and Dr. Mangum in Greeley. Margery enjoyed sewing, quilting and gardening and she loved to cook meals for all of her grandkids. She often would take various grandchildren and great-grandchildren out for breakfast. She loved trips to the mountains, and it was her special treat to travel Trail Ridge Road on her birthdays. She was a longtime member of the local nurses assoBeydler ciation and a member of Hope Springs Community Church in Loveland. Margey is survived by her daughter, Marilyn Morris of Greeley; daughter inlaw, Joan Beydler; grandchildren, Lara, Lacy, Luke and Russell; and 10 greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, James; son, Joe Beydler; her parents; and three brothers. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2013, at Adamson Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Women’s Memorial Foundation, in care of Adamson Funeral & Cremation Services, 2000 47th Ave., Greeley, CO 80634. To extend condolences to the family go to

Leyton Ellis Haggard

Aug. 15, 2012-April 11, 2013

Age: Infant Residence: Windsor Leyton Ellis Haggard passed away on April 11, 2013, at Children’s Hospital in Aurora. He was born Aug. 15, 2012, in Haggard Loveland, Colo., to proud parents Ryan and Stacy Haggard. Leyton brought incredible joy to so many people in his short time with us here.


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Laurence E. Mauler of Greeley, formerly of La Salle. Visitation ArrangeJennie Aragon of Greeley, formerly of Johnstown. ments pending. James Meins of Deming, NM, formerly of Greeley. Graveside service 2 p.m. today at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Lynwood “Woody� Miller, Sr. of Ft. Lupton. Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. today at Stoddard Funeral Home. Interment Sunset Memorial Gardens. Ivan Oster of Lochbuie. Celebration of Life 11 a.m. Saturday at the Harvest Fellowship, Brighton. LeRoy Suazo of Greeley. Private Services. Marjorie H. Walker of Greeley. Visitation 5-7 p.m. today at Stoddard Funeral Home. Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Stoddard Funeral Home. Interment Sunset Memorial Gardens.

He had a bright, contagious smile and wonderful spirit that will live on. He especially loved his big sister, Avery, and would smile and laugh anytime he saw her. He loved to snuggle and to be held. We are grateful for the time we had with Leyton, and he is forever in our minds and hearts. Leyton is survived by his parents, Ryan and Stacy and sister Avery, Windsor; grandparents, Kent and Jackie Crawford, Eaton, Colo., and Bill and Cheryl Bradford, Elizabeth, Colo.; aunt and uncle, Kelly and Jed Davis, Cave Creek, Ariz., and aunt, Lindsay Bradford, Greeley; greatgrandparents, Lila Bond, Greeley, and Roy Haggard, Ventura, Calif.; great-greatgrandmother, Hazel Hollenbeck, Riverton, Wyo.; and numerous cousins and other family. The family would like to express their appreciation for the wonderful team at Children’s Hospital and the care they provided. Private services will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to Children’s Hospital or to the Leyton Haggard Memorial Fund through the Bank of Colorado in Windsor, in care of Allnutt Funeral Service 702 13th St., Greeley, CO 80631.

Patricia S. “Trish� Martinson

Jan. 7, 1947-April 12, 2013

Age: 66 Residence: Evans Patricia S. “Trish� Martinson, 66, of Evans, passed away on Friday, April 12, 2013, at Fairacres Manor nursing home in Greeley. She was born on Jan. 7, 1947, in Artesia, N.M., to C.R. and Betty Myrine (Bearden) Martinson Doughty. Trish graduated from Fort Morgan High School in 1965. She later attended and graduated from the Northeastern Beauty Academy in Sterling. Trish married Russell L. Martinson on Dec. 23, 1989, in Greeley. He preceded her in death on Aug. 30, 2009. She has lived in the Greeley area since 1975. Mrs. Martinson loved showing dogs all over Colorado and Wyoming. She won many awards and she primarily showed Chinese Crested, Chihuahuas and Min Pins. She was an active member of the Greeley/ Evans Moose Lodge since 2005, and she was a member of the Women’s Chapter of the Moose Lodge 2220. Survivors include her sons, David L. Headley and Bernard Ewertz III both of Evans; a stepson, Troy Martinson of Georgia; two brothers, Van Doughty of Loveland, and Kenneth Doughty and wife, Susan of Littleton; a sister, Martha Wilke and husband, Sid of Greeley; and six grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Russell Martinson; her parents, C.R. and Betty Myrine Doughty; and three sisters, Pauline Kerksiek, Leona Dupont and Linda K. Doughty. A memorial service to celebrate Trish’s life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 19, 2013, at the Moser Funeral Service Chapel, 3501 S. 11th Ave. in Evans. Memorial gifts may be made to the Anschutz Cancer Center, The Rocky Mountain Chinese Crested Rescue, or to the charity of the donor’s choice, in care of Moser Funeral Service, 3501 S. 11th Ave., Evans, CO 80620. An online obituary and guest book are at www.

Ivan Edward Oster

ty Baptist Church in Brighton, and he helped build its current facility. Although he had a heart condition, he always worked hard and provided for his family’s future. Ivan enjoyed woodworking, inventing, camping, and fishing. His faith in his Oster Savior Jesus Christ and his love for his family, kept him going even after the death of his son, Ivan (age 7), in 1970, and his daughter, Marlene (age 23), in 1983. He lived to work and to serve his family, friends and community. He served on the Re3-J school board, participated as a councilman in the town of Lochbuie, helped initiate the starting of the Lions Club and held leadership roles in the Lochbuie Senior Center. Ivan is survived by his wife, Carmen; daughters, Carmen (Paul) Cann of Vancouver Island, B.C., and Cheryl (Brian) Evans of Brighton; three brothers, Jim, John (Janet), and Ted (Elaine) Oster, all of LaSalle, Colo.; and five grandchildren. The viewing will be held from 9-10:45 a.m. Thursday, April 18, 2013. It will be followed by a family funeral at 11 a.m. at Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 28th St., Greeley. All friends and family are invited to a memorial service that will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Harvest Fellowship, 11401 E. 160th Ave., Brighton, CO 80601. Please visit to sign online guest book and see full obituary.

 The Tribune’s obituary policy The Tribune publishes basic death notices for free. The death notices are limited to about 100 words and contain basic information. If you are not working with a funeral home, submit information such as the deceased person’s name, age, place of residence and place of death, immediate family survivors and funeral service information to gtea@greeleytribune. com. Family members also may call (970) 392-4471 or drop off the information in person at The Tribune’s office, 501 8th Ave. Obituaries must be received by noon to be placed in the next day’s paper. More detailed obituaries with additional information about the deceased, a photo, borders or a flag symbol for veterans are available for a small fee. and her grandmother, Maree Friedlan. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Allnutt Funeral Service, 2100 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland. Memorial contributions in Eve’s honor can be made to the Smiley Family, in care of Allnutt Funeral Service. Please view the online obituary and sign the guest book at

Donna Jean Walker

Aug. 10, 1936-April 11, 2013

Age: 76 Residence: Paul, Idaho, formerly of Greeley Donna Jean Walker, loving wife and devoted mother, 76, of Paul, Idaho, passed away on April 11, 2013, from complications of pneumonia. Donna was born on Aug. Walker 10, 1936, in Manhattan, Kan., to Edward and Goldie Perry. Donna grew up in Greeley, attending Catholic school through the ninth grade, she graduated from Greeley Central High School in 1954. She attended Aims Community College, where she received an Associate of Arts in Journalism. She went on to the University of Colorado, and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. Donna was married in 1956, to Ralph Nealy in Greeley. Together they had two children, Patrick and Michael. They were later divorced. She married Wallace O. Walker Dec. 28, 2002. Donna was a reporter for The Greeley Tribune from 1974-85. She was also a freelance writer for various newspapers and magazines through the years including the Weekly News Journal in Burley, Idaho. In 1985, she opened a resume and professional writing service in Greeley. She was a professional dog handler with a special love for Chihuahuas. She and Wally enjoyed dog breeding and showing their breeds at shows all over the northwest. Donna enjoyed spending time travelling throughout the United States with Wally in their motor home. She had a love for reading and analyzing court cases. While in Colorado, she was a founding member for the Battered Women’s Association in northern Colorado. She was a member of St.

Eve Malorie Smiley

Sept. 20, 1973-April 11, 2013

Age: 39 Residence: Johnstown Eve Malorie Smiley, 39, of Johnstown, passed away April 11, 2013, in her sleep at home. Eve was born on Sept. 20, 1973, in Greeley to Ronnie Smiley Shuler and Bette Friedlan. Eve grew up primarily in northern Colorado. She married Nicholas Smiley on Jan. 3, 2006, in Fort Collins. Eve loved all animals and had a special connection to her pets. She had an in depth knowledge and love of music that began with her father and was carried on to her sons. Eve had an amazing way of raising others’ spirits and could relate and connect with people from all walks of life. She loved camping and boating with her family and friends. Eve was passionate and immersed herself in learning about all of her interests. She was generous to a fault and expressed her feelings openly to all she loved. Eve had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh and joke around. Her beautiful small hands had a Midas touch and her aspiration was to be an aesthetician. She had many loving relationships. Eve loved her devoted husband, Nick and her two boys, Tyler and Grant, with all her heart. Eve is survived by her husband and sons. She is also survived by her mother, Bette Friedlan; her grandparents, Birdie Shuler and Paul Friedlan; and her brother, Shawn Shuler. She is preceded in death by her father, Ron Shuler;

Nicholas Church in Rupert. Donna is survived by her husband, Wallace O. Walker; her sons, Patrick (Charleen) Nealy of Preston, Idaho, and Michael Nealy of Colorado; stepchildren, Wally (Jamie) Walker of Rupert, Idaho, Terry (Judy) Walker of Aberdeen, Idaho, Tina (Tim) Fox of Rupert, Idaho, and Melanie (Art) Walters of Rupert, Idaho; grandchildren, Christopher Nealy of Des Moines, Iowa, and Rebecca (Ed) Mendoza of Elko, Nev.; seven stepgrandchildren; one greatgrandson, Zabian Mendoza; and a sister, Shirley (Dave) Hunter of Pueblo, Colo. She is preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Delores Perry; and a brother, Darrell Perry. A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Rupert, Idaho, with Father Justin Brady officiating. Graveside services will follow immediately after at the Paul Cemetery. A viewing will be held for family and friends from 5:30-6 p.m. Monday, April 15, 2013, at Hansen Mortuary, 710 6th St., Rupert, Idaho, and the vigil will take place from 6-7 p.m. The family would like to express appreciation to Dr. Jeffery Swenson and Minidoka Home Health and Hospice for all their loving care. Services are under the direction of Joel Heward at Hansen Mortuary.

Kathryn Mary Winter May 15, 1952–April 13, 2013

Age: 60 Residence: Greeley Kathryn Winter passed away on April 13, 2013, at Pathway’s Hospice in Loveland, Colo. She was born May 15, 1952, to Haskell and Frances Ingram in Martinsville, Ind. She had been diagnosed with Stage 3 Lymphoma on Jan. 22, 2013. Kathryn married LeRoy Winter on June 16, Winter 1979. She was blessed with three lovely daughters, then later with three grandsons. She had the honor of being baptized by her son-inlaw, Andy Moore, on Jan. 7, 2007. Kathryn is survived by her husband, LeRoy of Greeley; three daughters, Leslie Kathryn Winter of Denver, Emily Susan (Andy) Moore of Pittsburgh, Penn., Polly Anna (Joe) Winter of Evans; three grandsons, Benjamin Andrew Moore, 6 years old, Joshua Haymond Moore, 5 years old, Asher James Moore, 3 years old, all of Pittsburgh, Penn.; four sisters and one brother, Carolyn Louise Ingram of Burns, Wyo., Theresa (Ed) Gould of Eaton, John Haskell Ingram of Ryan, Okla., Margie Lee Langley of Arlington, Texas, and Linda Jo Ingram of Greeley. Kathryn is also survived by many, many good friends. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. June 21, 2013, at Adamson Chapel, 2000 47th Ave., Greeley, CO 80634. Kathryn and her family request that no flowers or contributions be made but instead everyone spend a day with their own families doing something that is special to them.





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Age: 75 Residence: Lochbuie Ivan Edward Oster, 75, of Lochbuie, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at his home. He was born on April 14, 1937, in Greeley to John F. and Hallie Ethel (Werkheiser) Oster. On Oct. 18, 1959, he married Carmen Dennis. He was a member of Communi-

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Health Matters Ask the Expert: Varicose Veins

Bruce Todd, PA-C

female, pregnancy, standing for protracted periods and high-heeled shoes. Some people with no known risk factors still develop varicose veins.

In some cases, symptoms of varicose veins are obvious. They can appear as rope-like blue veins just under the skin. In other cases, the symptoms will include aching, itching, cramping or burning in the legs. Sometimes, the main symptom is restless legs.

What are varicose veins and how are they treated?


Varicose veins are enlarged veins that often appear in the legs.

Normal veins have a series of valves, which prevent the pooling of blood in the lower leg. Each normal valve allows blood to move up in the vein but blocks it from moving back down. If a single valve fails, the valve below has to hold up a longer column of blood, making the lower valve prone to fail as well. This process can go on over years eventually causing most of the valves to fail. Eventually, this results in a vein that may be stretched to several times its normal size. The development of varicose veins is related to several factors. These include genetics, being

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For treatment, we currently use endovenous laser therapy, a procedure to seal the major varicose vein shut without removing it. We do this by threading a small laser fiber up the abnormal vein beginning near the level of the knee. The laser is activated and slowly removed from the vein, resulting in closure of the vein. The veins which cause the symptoms are part of the superficial venous system, which carries

only 10% of a leg’s blood back to the heart, and abnormal veins carry even less. The deep venous system, which carries the other 90%, is not disturbed in the procedure. Prior to recommending a vein procedure, both vein systems are tested to make sure that the deep system is functioning and to confirm the diagnosis of an abnormal superficial system. Recovery requires the patient to wear elastic compression stockings for the first two weeks after the procedure. This compresses the treated veins as they heal in a closed position. There may be some bruising which slowly resolves. Patients are encouraged to be up and about beginning the day following the procedure. Because varicose veins cause pain and other unpleasant symptoms, including swelling, skin ulcers and inflammation, the treatment is considered a medical procedure and not a cosmetic one.

Meet the provider Todd Bruce, PA-C, is a board-certified physician assistant who specializes in cardiac, thoracic, and vascular surgery. He earned his undergraduate degree at State University of New York at Stony Brook and his physician assistant’s degree at the University of the State of New York in Albany. He currently works in the Vein Clinic at the CardioVascular Institute of North Colorado.

I need a total hip replacement but I’m concerned about the long healing time. Are there alternatives? There is a relatively new approach to total hip surgery called Anterior Total Hip Arthroplasty, available at North Colorado Medical Center. Potential Patient benefits include: Surgery is performed through the front of the hip instead of the side, which requires shorter, less-invasive incisions that don’t cut the muscle. That typically makes it easier for your body to heal. Patients may benefit from a quicker recovery time and shorter hospital stay so you can get back to doing what you love even sooner. A smaller incision means patients will have less scarring.

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Calendar of Events: More Veggies Please! Learn creative ways to boost your vegetable intake, as well as nutritious tips and storage suggestions, taught by Diane Braithwaite, R.D. Tasty samples will be provided! Please call (970) 350-6633 to register. Cost: $10 per class unless otherwise noted When: Wednesday, April 17 Time: 5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Location: Cardiac Rehab Kitchen New Baby Day Camp Welcoming a new baby is exciting, but can be stressful — ease the transition for your child by attending New Baby Day Camp, a unique event offering a fun and interactive “hike.” Kids learn: where Mom will stay, what a new baby looks like, how to become a “big helper,” and how to make friends with the new baby. Date & Time: Sat, Apr 27 @ 9:30–10:45 a.m. Fee: $15/child or $18/two or more kids. Ages: 3 – 8 Registration is required! Call (970) 3784044 or email

Prepared Childbirth Class Options Weekend class on April 19 – 20. Is your schedule too busy for a class? Try our eLearning online option that allows you to learn from home! Helpful for moms on bedrest, or for couples who have previously taken a childbirth class and want a refresher.

Couples Massage Tight Muscles? Stressed? Need to Relax? Benefit physically and emotionally by learning massage techniques and spend an evening together. Classes are taught by a Certified Massage Therapist.

Fee: $65 per couple for all options listed.

Time: 7 - 8:30 p.m.

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Body Check... What you need to know: Head to Toe This head-to-toe health assessment gives you the tools to put your health first by receiving a comprehensive set of preventive health screenings. Invest in your health today! This screening includes: Health Fair Panel (fasting blood work-please fast 10-12 hours) Sleep questionnaire Lung Function Test Body Composition, Weight & Body Mass Index Hip & Waist Measurements

Date: Wednesday, April 24

To register: 970-392-2222 to register or email Health education with a Wellness Specialist EKG with results read by a board-certified cardiologist Bone Density Screening Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening includes: Education about peripheral vascular disease, stroke, stroke prevention and osteoporosis prevention Ankle Brachial Index Ultrasound of the carotid vessels Ultrasound of the aorta Upon Request: Colorectal Take-Home Kit$10 Upon Request: Prostate Specific Blood Antigen screening- $23

Recipes for a Healthy Lifestyle: Fortify Your Spine and Put Some Spring in Your Step.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event on April 16 has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience. We hope to reschedule at a later date.

Blood Tests We offer low-cost blood screenings open to community members; some immunizations available upon request and availability. Open labs held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month from 7 a.m. 8:45 a.m. To schedule, call (970) 350-6633. Appointments preferred; please fast 12 hours prior to blood draw. All blood tests are held at NCMC in the Union Colony Room, Area C on the ground floor. Cost: Varies Payment is due at time of service. Wellness Services will not bill insurance. Dates: April 24 Screenings are held at Summit View Medical Commons, 2001 70th Ave., on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. Call (970) 350-6070 to schedule an appointment. All results are sent to your personal physician and to you. Cost: $175 Colorectal Take-Home Kit- $10 (upon request) Prostate Specific Blood Antigen screening$23 (upon request) Payment is due at time of service. Wellness Services is not able to bill insurance.



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ROCKIES OPENER WITH METS POSTPONED DENVER — Ike Davis and the New York Mets have seen more snowballs than fastballs on their freezing road trip. A spring storm covered Coors Field in ankle-deep snow Monday, forcing the postponement of New York’s game against the Colorado Rockies — the Mets’ second straight postponement. Wintry conditions in Minneapolis on Sunday forced their game against the Twins to be called off and rescheduled for Aug. 19. “This is unbelievable,” Davis said. “We’re just sitting here. Nowhere to go. I don’t know how you could have played in this. You can’t see.” The teams are now scheduled to play a split doubleheader today, with the opener set to begin at 1:10 p.m. The nightcap will be at 6:40 p.m., as previously scheduled. Weather forecasts, however, call for more snow and also rain today. Determined to loosen up their arms a bit, Mets pitchers played catch in the snow for about 15 minutes Monday. Wire reports



NATIONAL & STATE PRO BASKETBALL NUGGETS 112, Bucks 111 GRIZZLIES 103, Mavericks 97 THUNDER 104, Kings 95 JAZZ 96, Timberwolves 80 BULLS 102, Magic 84 HEAT 96, Cavaliers 95 BOBCATS 106, Knicks 95 NETS 106, Wizards 101 PISTONS 109, 76ers 101 PRO BASEBALL NATIONALS 10, Marlins 3 TWINS 8, Angels 2 ATHLETICS 11, Astros 2 RED SOX 3, Rays 2 REDS 4, Phillies 2 CARDINALS 10, Pirates 6 BLUE JAYS 4, White Sox 3


PRO BASEBALL What: New York Mets at Colorado Rockies Where: Coors Field in Denver When: 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. today TV: ROOT PRO BASKETBALL What: Portland Trail Blazers at Los Angeles Clippers Where: Staples Center in Los Angeles When: 8:30 tonight TV: TNT B2: Complete TV listing



Weather permitting, read how the Rockies fared in a day-night doubleheader vs. the New York Mets.


out how the Denver Nuggets fared against the Phoenix Suns in their final game of the regular season.


Nuggets top Bucks, get homecourt

verse dunk against the Milwaukee Bucks Monday in Milwaukee.

there. Hopefully mentally they struggle with the thought of playing there.” Milwaukee lost its season-high fifth game in a row despite Monta Ellis scoring 38 points, one shy of his season high. His six 3-pointers were the most he’s had this season, and he didn’t even attend the morning shootaround because he was sick. “Now is not the time to throw a pity party,” Ellis said. Ellis’ four-point play with 14.2 seconds left gave the Bucks a 111110 lead. Ellis, who had 19 fourthquarter points, drilled a 3-pointer from the right side and made a free throw after he was fouled by Evan Fournier. “He’s been a warrior for us all year,” Milwaukee coach Jim

of beating us on our home court. I’ve always felt that home court, if it was an even series, it’s tough

CONTINUED B12: Nuggets

By Dave Boehler Associated Press

MILWAUKEE — The NBA’s best

home team will certainly have an advantage in the playoffs. In the first round, at least. Ty Lawson scored 26 points, including a jumper in the lane with 9.3 seconds left, and the Denver Nuggets clinched home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs with a 112-111 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night. Wilson Chandler added 21 points for the Nuggets, who are 37-3 at home and have a 22-game winning streak at home. They can secure the No. 3 seed in the West with one more victory or two losses by the Los Angeles Clippers. “I think it’s huge,” Denver coach George Karl said. “Don’t get me wrong. The teams we’re going to play in the first round are capable



for teams to win twice on your home court. And our home court, I know teams don’t like to play


Rested and ready « AFTER BREAK, Manning back at Broncos headquarters By Eddie Pells Associated Press


NGLEWOOD — The arm: rested. The receiving corps: restocked. Peyton Manning returned to Broncos headquarters Monday, starting voluntary workouts with his group of receivers, which now includes Wes Welker, formerly the top target for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. The 37-year-old quarterback was working with a few of his teammates a week ago at Duke, where the quarterback’s former college coach, David Cutcliffe, ran a mini-camp of sorts with Manning, his brother, Eli, and an assortment of Broncos and Giants receivers.

After taking two months away from football — about a month more than he’d hoped for — Manning, like any quarterback, was happy to have given his arm a rest. But, he said, it’s hard to gauge the way he feels this spring compared to last. He conceded he isn’t sure if he’ll ever get back to where he was before the neck surgeries that cost him the 2011 season. “Whether that’s possible or not, I’m probably never going to know the answer until I stop playing,” Manning said. “I’m never going to stop trying to get back to that point. I actually made some improvements since last year but still have a plan with the trainers, a plan with the strength coaches.” As last year progressed, Manning declared himself fit enough for NFL action — both with his words and his play on the field, where he threw for 4,659 yards and 37 touchdowns, both the second-best totals in his career. His final game, in the playoffs against Baltimore, wasn’t one of his best, however. In 13-degree weather, Manning threw ASSOCIATED PRESS



during football workouts at Duke University on Thursday in Durham, N.C.

B4: Manning

Will the weather ever cooperate for sports? This just in: The entire spring high school sports season has been postponed, with the intent to reschedule for a later place and time. Ok, Ok ... the above statement doesn’t hold one ounce of truth. It just seems like the entire spring season, up to this point, has been postponed. Athletes, coaches, athletic directors and community members have been at the mercy of an even-more-unpredictable-than-


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normal springtime Colorado climate. In some cases, we’ve been at the mercy of not the weather itself but of overzealous — albeit apologetic — weather forecasters. Judging by the snow accumu-

lation I see outside, it appears last week’s projected Snowmageddon hit the snooze button a few times before finally springing into action. Better late than never; though if never were an option, it would definitely be the ideal choice for all the poor athletic directors that have been forced to work overtime to rewrite their spring schedules in recent weeks. Of course, another wintry snowstorm is rolling through just

in time for what was planned to be a full slate of prep events. In an only slightly obscure reference that my colleague Samuel G. Mustari would appreciate: Just when we thought we were out, Mother Nature pulls us back in. A former Tribune sports editor and another current colleague








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Foligno scores in OT to sink Avalanche By Pat Graham Associated Press

DENVER — Nick Foligno

scored at 4:31 of overtime, Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 29 shots and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 on Monday night for their fourth straight win. Blake Comeau, Mark Letestu and R.J. Umberger also added goals to help the Blue Jackets remain in the thick of a tightly packed playoff chase. They pulled even in points (47) with Detroit for the final playoff spot. Cody McLeod scored twice and Jamie McGinn added another for the Avalanche, who are last in the Western Conference. Foligno skated in on the right side of Jean-Sebastien Giguere and sent a wrist shot by the veteran goaltender.


COLORADO AVALANCHE’S RYAN O’REILLY (90) can’t get a shot off around Co-

lumbus Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky (72), of Russia, during the first period of an NHL hockey game on Monday in Denver. Moments before, Bobrovsky came up big when he turned aside a shot by Gabriel Landeskog, who broke free with the Avalanche short-handed.

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McGinn gave the Avs a lead with just over two minutes remaining in regulation on a power play, but it didn’t hold as Umberger answered just 35 seconds later.


to Jackie Robinson Day MIAMI

Lined up in front of their dugouts, all wearing No. 42 on Jackie Robinson Day, the Washington Nationals and Miami Marlins stood for a moment of silence to honor bombing victims at the Boston Marathon. What began as an annual celebration to salute the man who broke baseball’s color barrier 66 years ago turned somber after a pair of explosions near the finish line in Boston — about a mile from Fenway Park — killed three people and injured more than 130 on Monday. Hours later, Major League Baseball went on with ceremonies for the fifth Jackie Robinson Day at stadiums all over the country and north of the border in Toronto. “Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by this horrible occurrence and we are monitoring the situation,” MLB spokesman Pat Courtney said in a statement. “The safety of everyone that comes to our ballparks is always our top priority and we will continue to do everything to ensure a safe environment for our fans.” There were moments of silence before each of the seven night games. At Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, President Barack Obama’s remarks to the nation were shown on the video board while the Phillies were taking batting practice. “I think everyone was thinking about it,” said Philadelphia outfielder Ben Revere, who taped the message “PRAY for Boston” on his glove. “It hurts to see something like that happen.”


Griner No. 1 pick by Phoenix Mercury in WNBA Draft BRISTOL, CONN.

Brittney Griner left an indelible mark on women’s college basketball. Now she’s ready to take on the pros. The Phoenix Mercury took Baylor’s star center with the top pick in the WNBA draft Monday night. Despite knowing she was going first, the two-time AP Player of the Year admitted she was extremely nervous. “It’s a dream come true, I’m like a little kid in Disney World the first time meeting all the characters,” Griner said. “Sitting at the table they said 15 seconds and my heart started beating so fast. I was grabbing the tablecloth underneath.” The 6-foot-8 phenom finished as the second all-time scorer in women’s NCAA history, with 3,283 points. She is the top shot-blocker ever, shattering both the men’s and women’s college marks with 748. She also had a record 18 dunks — including 11 this season. WNBA president Laurel Richie opened the draft offering the league’s thoughts and prayers to those affected by the bombings in Boston. She said earlier in the evening that the WNBA had discussions whether to hold the draft, deciding to go ahead with it. And then soon after the draft started she announced Griner as the first choice. Griner joins a very talented Mercury squad that was plagued by injuries most of last season. Star Diana Taurasi played in only eight games and Penny Taylor missed the entire year while recovering from an ACL injury. Candice Dupree also missed 21 games because of a knee injury.

« Rally to celebrate Yale’s

NCAA hockey championship


Yale’s hockey team will be returning to the school’s ice rink one more time this season to celebrate its first NCAA championship. Monday’s rally at Ingalls Rink is scheduled for 5 p.m. The Bulldogs beat in-state rival and top-ranked Quinnipiac 4-0 in Saturday’s title game, after having lost to the Bobcats three times this season. They also beat the two other top seeds to claim the title. Yale has been playing hockey since 1896, but had reached the national semifinals just once before in 1952. The NCAA title is the first for the school in any sport since the swim team won one in 1953.


Ryan ‘not too worried’ about status of new deal DULUTH, GA.

Matt Ryan says he is not focusing on contract talks as he appears destined to become the NFL’s next $100 million quarterback. The six-year, $66 million contract Ryan signed with Atlanta as a rookie in 1998 expires after the 2013 season. General manager Thomas Dimitroff says the Falcons hope to finalize a new deal with Ryan before the season. Drew Brees, Tony Romo and Joe Flacco have recently signed five- or six-year deals worth at least $100 million. As the most recent Super Bowl winner, Flacco became the game’s highest-paid player with his $120.6 million deal. Asked Monday at his Matt Ryan Celebrity Am Classic at TPC Sugarloaf if he hopes to have a new deal before the season, Ryan said “I’m not too worried about it.”

Wire reports

Columbus was cruising along after Comeau’s goal early in the third period gave the team a 2-1 lead, before Bobrovsky was bumped to the ice by McLeod. Tyson Barrie quickly gobbled up the puck in the corner and sent a shot toward the net. McLeod redirected the puck past a sprawledout Bobrovsky, who quickly looked toward the referee for an interference call. This was McLeod’s first two-goal game since Oct. 17, 2009, at Detroit. The small number of fans who braved a spring snow storm roaring through the Mile High City let out a thunderous cheer. Lately, Colorado hasn’t been playing as if it’s a lastplace team. Giguere woke his teammates out of their funk when he criticized them for being more concerned about postseason plans in Las Vegas than

COLLEGE BASEBALL UNC at Air Force, 3 p.m. WOMEN’S COLLEGE TENNIS Colorado State at UNC, 2:30 p.m. BASEBALL Platte Valley at Estes Park, 3:30 p.m.; Poudre vs Greeley West, at Butch Butler Field, 4 p.m.; Skyline at Windsor, 4 p.m.; Roosevelt at Frederick, 4 p.m.; Sterling at Valley, at BigFoot Turf Farm, 4 p.m. GIRLS GOLF Greeley, Roosevelt, Windsor at Roosevelt, at Mad Russian Golf Course, 9 a.m. GIRLS SOCCER Cornerstone Christian at Valley, 4 p.m.; Fort Morgan at Weld Central, 4 p.m.; Frontier Academy at Liberty Common, 4 p.m.; Greeley West at Fairview, 6 p.m.; Niwot vs. Greeley Central, at District 6 Soccer Stadium, 6 p.m.; Sterling at Fort Lupton, 7 p.m. GIRLS TENNIS

Mountain View at Greeley Central, 3:30 p.m.; Fort Collins at Greeley West, 3:30 p.m.; Windsor at Sterling, 3:30 p.m.; Fort Lupton at Vista PEAK, 4 p.m.; Weld Central at Englewood, 3:30 p.m.; Eaton at Erie, 3:30 p.m. BOYS SWIMMING Greeley Central at Silver Creek, 4 p.m.; Greeley West vs. Loveland, Rocky Mountain, at EPIC 4 p.m.

WEDNESDAY WOMEN’S COLLEGE SOFTBALL Colorado State at UNC, 5 p.m. BASEBALL Fort Lupton at Skyview, 4 p.m.; Weld Central at Vista PEAK, 4 p.m. GIRLS SOCCER Roosevelt at Windsor, 7 p.m.; Skyline vs. Northridge, at District 6 Soccer Field, 7 p.m. TRACK & FIELD Northridge Roosevelt at Horizon Twilight Invitational, 2 p.m.; Windsor at Fort Collins City Meet, 2 p.m.


BASEBALL 6:30 p.m. : (ROOT) MLB — New York Mets at Colorado Rockies. From Coors Field in Denver. BASKETBALL 6 p.m. (TNT) NBA — Indiana Pacers at Boston Celtics. From TD Garden in Boston. 8:30 p.m. (TNT) NBA — Portland Trail Blazers at Los Angeles Clippers. From Staples Center in Los Angeles. HOCKEY 5:30 p.m. W (NBCSP) NHL — New York Rangers at Philadelphia Flyers. From Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. 8:30 p.m. W (NBCSP) NHL — Los Angeles Kings at San Jose Sharks. From the HP Pavilion at San Jose, Calif. SOCCER 8 p.m. 9 (ALT) MLS — Colorado Rapids at Club Deportivo Chivas USA. From the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.


BASEBALL 5 p.m. < (ESPN2) MLB — Teams TBA. 6 p.m. 4 (WGN-A) MLB — Texas Rangers at Chicago Cubs.

From Wrigley Field in Chicago. 6:30 p.m. : (ROOT) MLB — New York Mets at Colorado Rockies. From Coors Field in Denver. BASKETBALL 6 p.m. 9 (ALT) NBA — Phoenix Suns at Denver Nuggets. From the Pepsi Center in Denver. 6 p.m. ; (ESPN) NBA — Utah Jazz at Memphis Grizzlies. From the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tenn. 8:30 p.m. ; (ESPN) NBA — Houston Rockets at Los Angeles Lakers. From Staples Center in Los Angeles. GOLF 4:30 p.m. V (GOLF) LPGA — LOTTE Championship, First Round. From Oahu, Hawaii. HOCKEY 5:30 p.m. W (NBCSP) NHL — Buffalo Sabres at Boston Bruins. From TD Garden in Boston. SOCCER 12:30 p.m. < (ESPN2) English Premier League — West Ham United FC vs Manchester United FC. From Boleyn Ground in London, England. 9 p.m. < (ESPN2) Soccer — Friendly: Mexico vs. Peru. From Candlestick Park in San Francisco, CA.

« SPORTSHISTORY TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY… 1940 — Bob Feller of Cleveland defeats the White Sox 1-0 in the only opening day no-hitter in major-league history, at Chicago. 1949 — The Toronto Maple Leafs, with a 3-1 victory, sweep the Detroit Red Wings for the second straight year in the Stanley Cup finals. 1954 — The Detroit Red Wings edge the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 in the seventh game to win the Stanley Cup. 1957 — The Montreal Canadiens beat the Boston Bruins 5-1 to take the Stanley Cup in five games. 1958 — Arnold Palmer edges Doug Ford by one stroke to win the Masters. 1961 — The Chicago Black Hawks win the Stanley Cup in six games with a 5-1 triumph over the Detroit Red Wings. 1987 — Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls scores 61 points in a 117-114 loss to the Atlanta Hawks and becomes the second player to surpass the 3,000-point mark in a season. 1990 — Gelindo Bordin becomes the first Olympic men’s champion to win the Boston Marathon. 1991 — The St. Louis Blues become the eighth team in NHL playoff history to come back from a 3-1 deficit as they beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 in the seventh game. 1992 — Brett Hull of the St. Louis Blues becomes the second player with three straight 70-goal seasons. Hull scores his 70th goal in a 5-3 victory over the Minnesota North Stars, joining Wayne Gretzky, who accomplished the feat twice. 1992 — Mike Gartner of the New York Rangers gets his 500th career assist in a 7-1 rout of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Gartner becomes the first NHL player to record his 500th assist, 500th goal, 1,000th point and play in his 1,000th game all in the same season. 1995 — Utah’s Tom Chambers scores 15 points in a 105-83 win over the Los Angeles Clippers to become the 20th player in NBA history to score 20,000 career points. 1997 — The Chicago Cubs set the mark for

worst start in National League history, extending their losing streak to 12 with a 4-0 loss to the Colorado Rockies. Chicago breaks the overall NL record of 0-11 by the 1884 Detroit Wolverines. 2001 — Lee Bong-ju of South Korea wins the 105th Boston Marathon, snapping a 10-year victory streak for Kenya. Catherine Ndereba wins the women’s race to make sure the Kenyans aren’t shut out. 2003 — The Anaheim Mighty Ducks beat the Detroit Red Wings in a 3-2 overtime victory, making the Red Wings the first defending Stanley Cup winner in 51 years to be swept the following season in a four-game opening series. 2005 — Phoenix’s 116-98 victory over Sacramento ties the Suns with the 1979-80 Boston Celtics for the third-largest turnaround in league history at 32 games. The Suns’ 29-53 record last season was the third worst in franchise history. 2007 — Robert Cheruiyot of Kenya wins the Boston Marathon for the third time, defending his title with a time of 2:14:13. Russia’s Lidiya Grigoryeva captures the women’s race in 2:29:18. 2008 — Jason Kidd gets the 100th tripledouble of his career with 27 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds in Dallas’ 111-98 victory over New Orleans. 2008 — Golden State finishes the season at 48-34 after losing to Seattle 126-121. The Warriors have more wins than any team that failed to make the playoffs since the NBA expanded to the 16-team format in 1984. Houston held the previous mark of 45 wins in 2000-01. 2009 — Martin Havlat’s goal at 12 seconds of overtime in Chicago’s 3-2 victory over Calgary matches the third-fastest overtime goal in NHL playoff history. 2012 — Wesley Korir wins the Boston Marathon in a heat-slowed time of 2:12:40. Sharon Cherop wins the women’s race to complete the Kenyan sweep, outsprinting fellow Kenyan Jemima Jelagat Sumgong to win in 2:31:50.

their play on the ice. That seemed to do the trick. Colorado is 2-0-2 following Giguere’s outburst. There also was a dose of motivation for the Avs, too. The Blue Jackets beat Colorado twice down the stretch last season, all but ending the team’s late playoff bid. This time, the Avs were trying to step into the role of spoilers. After a rather uneventful opening 20 minutes, the action picked up in the second, featuring plenty of scoring chances and a few punches. McLeod gave the Avalanche a 1-0 lead when he knocked in a loose puck after Bobrovsky stopped a Landeskog liner. The lead didn’t last as the Blue Jackets took advantage of a fortuitous bounce when Vinny Prospal tried to clear the puck around the

boards, only to have it wind up right back on his stick off a bizarre carom. He quickly found an open Letestu, who beat a stunned Giguere. Soon after, Brad Malone and James Wisniewski dropped the gloves and squared off at center ice. The brawl didn’t last long and both were escorted into the penalty box. Columbus came up big late in the period, withstanding 4 minutes of penalty time on Marian Gaborik for a high stick that drew blood on defenseman Matt Hunwick. Gaborik nearly scored midway through the first period, but his shot from the side of the net hit Giguere in the chest. Colorado coach Joe Sacco will lead the U.S. squad at the International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship in May.


Wednesday Tee Times 9:15 — Curt Daise, Bob Benter, Terry Emerine; 9:22 — Nornam Walso, Larry Heinze, Bill Olson Hole Assignments S1A — Dave Englund, Harold Williams, Ken Shiflet, Stan Snow; S1B — Bill Ruesch, Ed Dill, Don O’Brian, Gary Emmons; N9A — Tom Sullivan, Rick Stone, Donald Wambolt, Del Ross; N9B — David Best, Claude Buehrle, Carl Herreid, John Johnson; N8A — Jerry Pisano, Don Tapp, Robert Waag, LaRue Johnson; N8B — Frank Torres, Chuck Henderson, Rob Dinges; N7A-Wayne Flickner, Keith Sommerfeld; Ron Broda

BASEBALL NATIONAL LEAGUE West San Francisco Arizona ROCKIES Los Angeles San Diego East Atlanta New York Washington Philadelphia Miami Central St. Louis Cincinnati Pittsburgh Chicago Milwaukee

W L Pct GB 9 4 .692 — 8 4 .667 ½ 8 4 .667 ½ 7 5 .583 1½ 2 10 .167 6½ W L Pct GB 11 1 .917 — 7 4 .636 3½ 8 5 .615 3½ 6 7 .462 5½ 2 11 .154 9½ W L Pct GB 8 5 .615 — 6 7 .462 2 6 7 .462 2 4 8 .333 3½ 3 8 .273 4 Sunday Philadelphia 2, Miami 1 Atlanta 9, Washington 0 Pittsburgh 10, Cincinnati 7 N.Y. Mets at Minnesota, ppd., rain Milwaukee 4, St. Louis 3, 10 innings San Francisco 10, Chicago Cubs 7, 10 innings ROCKIES 2, San Diego 1 Arizona 1, L.A. Dodgers 0 Monday St. Louis 10, Pittsburgh 6 Cincinnati 4, Philadelphia 2 Washington 10, Miami 3 N.Y. Mets at ROCKIES, ppd., snow San Diego at L.A. Dodgers, 8:10 p.m. Today N.Y. Mets (Gee 0-2) at ROCKIES (Nicasio 1-0), 1:10 p.m., 1st game Arizona (McCarthy 0-1) at N.Y. Yankees (Nova 0-1), 5:05 p.m. St. Louis (Westbrook 1-1) at Pittsburgh (J.Sanchez 0-2), 5:05 p.m. Kansas City (Guthrie 2-0) at Atlanta (Medlen 1-1), 5:10 p.m. Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 1-1) at Cincinnati (H.Bailey 1-1), 5:10 p.m. Washington (Haren 1-1) at Miami (Sanabia 1-1), 5:10 p.m. Texas (D.Holland 0-1) at Chicago Cubs (Wood 1-0), 6:05 p.m. San Francisco (Zito 2-0) at Milwaukee (W.Peralta 0-1), 6:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Laffey 0-0) at ROCKIES (Francis 1-1), 6:40 p.m., 2nd game San Diego (Marquis 0-1) at L.A. Dodgers (Capuano 0-0), 8:10 p.m. Wednesday Kansas City at Atlanta, 10:10 a.m. Arizona at N.Y. Yankees, 5:05 p.m. St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 5:05 p.m. Philadelphia at Cincinnati, 5:10 p.m. Washington at Miami, 5:10 p.m. Texas at Chicago Cubs, 6:05 p.m. San Francisco at Milwaukee, 6:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at ROCKIES, 6:40 p.m. San Diego at L.A. Dodgers, 8:10 p.m.

AMERICAN LEAGUE West Oakland Texas Seattle Houston Los Angeles East Boston New York Baltimore Toronto Tampa Bay Central Detroit Kansas City Cleveland Minnesota Chicago

W L Pct GB 10 4 .714 — 8 5 .615 1½ 6 8 .429 4 4 9 .308 5½ 4 9 .308 5½ W L Pct GB 8 4 .667 — 6 5 .545 1½ 6 6 .500 2 6 7 .462 2½ 4 8 .333 4 W L Pct GB 7 5 .583 — 7 5 .583 — 5 6 .455 1½ 5 7 .417 2 5 8 .385 2½ Sunday Chicago White Sox 3, Cleveland 1 Boston 5, Tampa Bay 0 Kansas City 3, Toronto 2 N.Y. Mets at Minnesota, ppd., rain L.A. Angels 4, Houston 1 Detroit 10, Oakland 1 Seattle 4, Texas 3 N.Y. Yankees 3, Baltimore 0 Monday Boston 3, Tampa Bay 2 Toronto 4, Chicago White Sox 3 Minnesota 8, L.A. Angels 2 Oakland 11, Houston 2 Today Arizona (McCarthy 0-1) at N.Y. Yankees (Nova 0-1), 5:05 p.m. Boston (Doubront 0-0) at Cleveland (U.Jimenez 0-1), 5:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Ro.Hernandez 0-2) at Baltimore (Arrieta 0-0), 5:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Axelrod 0-1) at Toronto (Jo. Johnson 0-1), 5:07 p.m. Kansas City (Guthrie 2-0) at Atlanta (Medlen 1-1), 5:10 p.m. Texas (D.Holland 0-1) at Chicago Cubs (Wood 1-0), 6:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Vargas 0-1) at Minnesota (Pelfrey 1-1), 6:10 p.m. Houston (Peacock 1-1) at Oakland (Griffin 2-0), 8:05 p.m. Detroit (Fister 2-0) at Seattle (Harang 0-0), 8:10 p.m. Wednesday Kansas City at Atlanta, 10:10 a.m. Houston at Oakland, 1:35 p.m. Arizona at N.Y. Yankees, 5:05 p.m. Boston at Cleveland, 5:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Baltimore, 5:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Toronto, 5:07 p.m. Texas at Chicago Cubs, 6:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Minnesota, 6:10 p.m.

Detroit at Seattle, 8:10 p.m.

BASKETBALL NBA CONFERENCE EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct z-Miami 65 16 .802 y-New York 53 28 .654 y-Indiana 49 31 .613 x-Brooklyn 48 33 .593 x-Atlanta 44 36 .550 x-Chicago 44 37 .543 x-Boston 41 39 .513 x-Milwaukee 37 44 .457 Philadelphia 33 48 .407 Toronto 32 48 .400 Detroit 29 52 .358 Washington 29 52 .358 Cleveland 24 57 .296 Charlotte 20 61 .247 Orlando 20 61 .247 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct z-Oklahoma City 60 21 .741 y-San Antonio 58 23 .716 x-NUGGETS 56 25 .691 y-L.A. Clippers 54 26 .675 x-Memphis 55 26 .679 x-Golden State 46 35 .568 x-Houston 45 36 .556 L.A. Lakers 44 37 .543 Utah 43 38 .531 Dallas 40 41 .494 Portland 33 47 .413 Minnesota 30 51 .370 Sacramento 28 53 .346 New Orleans 27 54 .333 Phoenix 25 56 .309 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Z-CLINCHED CONFERENCE Sunday’s Games Miami 105, Chicago 93 New York 90, Indiana 80 Philadelphia 91, Cleveland 77 Toronto 93, Brooklyn 87 NUGGETS 118, Portland 109 Dallas 107, New Orleans 89 Houston 121, Sacramento 100 L.A. Lakers 91, San Antonio 86 Monday’s Games Miami 96, Cleveland 95 Charlotte 106, New York 95 Chicago 102, Orlando 84 Brooklyn 106, Washington 101 Detroit 109, Philadelphia 101 Memphis 103, Dallas 97 Utah 96, Minnesota 80 Oklahoma City 104, Sacramento 95 NUGGETS 112, Milwaukee 111 Phoenix 119, Houston 112 Golden State 116, San Antonio 106 Today’s Games Indiana at Boston, Cancelled Toronto at Atlanta, 6 p.m. Portland at L.A. Clippers, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Phoenix at NUGGETS, 6 p.m. New Orleans at Dallas, 6 p.m. Washington at Chicago, 6 p.m. Utah at Memphis, 6 p.m. Minnesota at San Antonio, 6 p.m. Milwaukee at Oklahoma City, 6 p.m. Atlanta at New York, 6 p.m. Detroit at Brooklyn, 6 p.m. Cleveland at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Boston at Toronto, 6 p.m. Orlando at Miami, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at Indiana, 6 p.m. Houston at L.A. Lakers, 8:30 p.m. Golden State at Portland, 8:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Sacramento, 8:30 p.m.

GB — 12 15½ 17 20½ 21 23½ 28 32 32½ 36 36 41 45 45 GB — 2 4 5½ 5 14 15 16 17 20 26½ 30 32 33 35

HOCKEY NHL CONFERENCE EASTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OT Pts GF GA y-Pittsburgh 42 32 10 0 64 141 102 x-Montreal 42 26 11 5 57 131 107 d-Washington 42 23 17 2 48 129 118 Boston 41 26 11 4 56 116 91 Toronto 42 24 13 5 53 130 113 Ottawa 41 21 14 6 48 101 89 N.Y. Islanders 42 21 16 5 47 119 122 N.Y. Rangers 41 21 16 4 46 100 96 Winnipeg 42 21 19 2 44 109 123 Buffalo 43 18 19 6 42 111 128 New Jersey 42 15 17 10 40 96 115 Philadelphia 42 18 21 3 39 115 129 Tampa Bay 42 17 22 3 37 133 131 Carolina 41 17 22 2 36 107 131 Florida 41 13 22 6 32 99 142 WESTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OT Pts GF GA y-Chicago 42 33 5 4 70 139 87 x-Anaheim 42 27 10 5 59 125 105 d-Vancouver 42 24 12 6 54 117 102 Los Angeles 42 24 14 4 52 120 104 San Jose 42 22 13 7 51 106 102 Minnesota 42 23 16 3 49 109 106 St. Louis 41 23 16 2 48 110 104 Detroit 42 20 15 7 47 106 107 Columbus 43 20 16 7 47 106 110 Dallas 42 21 18 3 45 118 126 Phoenix 42 18 17 7 43 110 114 Edmonton 41 16 18 7 39 103 115 Nashville 44 15 21 8 38 100 123 Calgary 42 16 22 4 36 113 145 AVALANCHE 43 14 22 7 35 103 135 Note: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. d-division leader x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Sunday’s Games Chicago 2, St. Louis 0 Buffalo 3, Tampa Bay 1 Detroit 3, Nashville 0 Monday’s Games Toronto 2, New Jersey 0 Philadelphia 7, Montreal 3 Chicago 5, Dallas 2 Vancouver 5, Nashville 2 Columbus 4, AVALANCHE 3, OT Minnesota 4, Calgary 3 San Jose 4, Phoenix 0 Ottawa at Boston, ppd. Today’s Games Florida at N.Y. Islanders, 5 p.m. Toronto at Washington, 5 p.m. Carolina at Ottawa, 5:30 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia, 5:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at Winnipeg, 6 p.m. Vancouver at St. Louis, 6 p.m. Minnesota at Edmonton, 7:30 p.m. Los Angeles at San Jose, 8:30 p.m.



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RITA JEPTOO OF KENYA and Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia pose with a trophy at the finish line after winning the women’s and men’s divisions of the 2013 Boston Marathon on Monday in Boston.

Ethiopian ends string of Kenyan victories « FOR MORE GO TO PAGE

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BOSTON — Two bombs ex-

ploded at the Boston Marathon finish line Monday two hours after Lelisa Desisa and Rita Jeptoo crossed it to win the race. Two people were killed and at least a 100 were injured. The blasts shattered the euphoria of what had been a pleasantly uneventful 117th edition of the world’s oldest and most prestigious annual marathon. Runners still on the course were diverted to the Boston Common; race officials said 4,496 runners had crossed the checkpoint at more than 24 miles but did not make it to the finish line. A year after record high temperatures sent unprecedented numbers of participants to the medical tent, temperatures in the high 40s greeted the field of 23,326 at the Hopkinton starting line. It climbed to 54 degrees by the time the winners reached Boston’s Copley Square. Desisa, of Ethiopia, won a three-way sprint down Boylston Street to finish in 2 hours, 10 minutes, 22 seconds and snap a string of three consecutive Kenyan victories. “Here we have a relative newcomer,” said Ethiopia’s Gebregziabher Gebremari-

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am, who finished third In just his second race at 26.2 miles, Desisa finished 5 seconds ahead of Kenya’s Micah Kogo to earn $150,000 and the traditional olive wreath. American Jason Hartmann finished fourth for the second year in a row. “The Ethiopians run very good tactical races,” defending champion Wesley Korir, a Kenyan citizen and U.S. resident, said after finishing fifth. “One thing I always say is, ‘Whenever you see more than five Ethiopians in a race, you ought to be very careful.’ As Kenyans, we ought to go back to the drawing board and see if we can get our teamwork back.” Jeptoo, 32, averted the Keynan shutout by winning the women’s race for the second time. Jeptoo, who also won in 2006, finished in 2:26:25 for her first victory in a major race since taking two years off after having a baby. After a series of close finishes in the women’s race — five consecutive years with 3 seconds or less separating the top two — Jeptoo had a relatively comfortable 33-second margin over Meseret Hailu of Ethiopia.

— Greg Norman almost couldn’t stand to watch. The Great White Shark had circled around the elusive green jacket too many times without being able to wear it. Pam Scott was on the other side of the world, trying to catch every agonizing moment. Norman’s close calls lurked in the memories of so many Australians on Monday. They woke up, nervously turned on the TV or radio or went online and discovered Adam Scott was still going strong at the Masters. No Australian had worn the famous green jacket, although Norman and Scott had been among the handful of Aussies to finish runner-up. Pam Scott was home with her daughter in Queensland state, watching her 32-yearold son on TV, knowing that generations of people were willing him on, desperate for another big fish in Australian golf. “We leaped in the air,” she said. “We were sitting on the bed all morning from four o’clock and couldn’t contain ourselves. It was just such a relief.” It was the kind of relief that cascaded across the nation. Shouts of “You little bewdy” (beauty) echoed through usually quiet suburban streets. Commuters whooped and hollered on buses on their way into work. The prime minister was interrupted during a radio interview on the national broadcaster for an update from Augusta National. “Butterflies doesn’t cut it,” Pam Scott told the Australian Broadcasting Corp. of the gut-wrenching final holes. “It was hard work this


BUBBA WATSON, LEFT, HELPS Adam Scott, of Australia, put on his

green jacket after winning the Masters golf tournament Sunday in Augusta, Ga.

morning. You never know until the last putt drops.” Adam Scott defied the pressure, a picture of poise as he sank a 12-foot birdie putt on the second extra hole to beat Angel Cabrera in a playoff as darkness descended, setting off jubilation on the course and thousands of miles away in Australia. Two other Australians — Jason Day and Marc Leishman — were in the top five at the start of play: Day held the lead at one stage before finishing in third place; Leishman tied for fourth with Tiger Woods. Horns honked in morning traffic. Yells could be heard from households in tightly packed neighborhoods. People talked about knowing, in years to come, exactly where they were when Scott won. Shopkeepers at Peregian Beach, near a resort course designed by Adam’s father, Phil Scott, spoke of the pride of having a Masters cham-


round on a motel TV in rural Forbes. “It’s a wonder you didn’t hear my yelling in Queensland,” Newton said. “I’ve got to say when I looked at the leaderboard ... I thought ‘you bloody beauty.’ The 100-pound gorilla is gone.” Scott and Norman share an affinity, and the connection was evident after the tournament in comments by both. Scott thought he had won his first major title when he made a 20-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole of regulation. He was sitting in the scoring room waiting for Cabrera to finish in the final group when the Argentine produced his own great shot to force a playoff. “The golf gods can’t be this cruel to Australia,” Norman said in a text message to friends who were watching. Eventually, the gods smiled on Scott. And he was beaming.


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two interceptions, lost a fumble and fell to 0-4 lifetime when starting games where the temperature was 40 degrees or less. As the season progressed, he admitted that the feeling in his throwing hand hadn’t fully returned. He wore an orange-and-gray glove to try to help him with his grip. But as much as he practiced with the glove, he acknowledged there wasn’t much he could do to simulate a real-life situation in the freezing cold. It hasn’t gone unnoticed that this season’s Super Bowl will take place outdoors in New York. It also didn’t go unnoticed that his first week of 2013 workouts in Denver were greeted by temperatures in the 30s and a spring snowstorm bearing down. Good practice for Manning, one of the most meticulously prepared quarterbacks in the game. Figuring out the timing with receivers under all conditions, good and bad, is a full-time job, not simply one that starts and ends during “football season.” He knows it won’t be easy to replicate what Brady and Welker built over six years in a matter of months. “Every repetition with him will be important,” Manning said. “Certainly, I think he provides some unique things. He’s got unbelievable quickness, he’s excellent with the ball in his hands on those screen passes. You’ve seen him getting upfield quickly and I’ve always felt he’s had a nose for the end zone.” Manning said he can tell Broncos Vice President John Elway is trying to create an “uncomfortable atmosphere” for a team that went 13-3 last year but was dumped out of the playoffs by Baltimore in the divisional round. “Last year was good but it wasn’t great. And we’re looking for a great season,” Manning said, nearly echoing the words of both Elway and Broncos owner Pat Bowlen in the aftermath of the Baltimore loss. In addition to Welker, Elway signed guard Louis Vasquez to shore up the offensive line. He also went after cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, defensive lineman Terrance Knighton and linebacker Stewart Bradley. All

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during football workouts Thursday at Duke University in Durham, N.C. pieces of a puzzle, with designs on helping this team — with an agingbut-talented core — take the final step. “You lose at the end of the season, you want to find ways to get better, period, whatever it takes,” said cornerback Champ Bailey, heading into his 15th season. Denver lost defensive lineman Elvis Dumervil in a bizarre deadline-fueled fax foul-up. Meanwhile, Welker’s addition means it’s less likely that one of Manning’s favorite teammates, Brandon Stokley, will return, though the quarterback wasn’t completely giving up on that. “I hope it’s not necessarily a closed-door discussion,” Manning said. Regardless, Manning’s receiving corps figures to be one of the most dangerous in the league. Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas each had breakout years last season, Thomas with 1,434 yards and Decker with 1,064. Both are heading into their fourth year as pros. Both figure to benefit from having Welker there to occupy defenses. Manning needs to take advantage of the situation sooner rather than later — a reality he’s very much in touch with as he enters his 16th NFL season.

of mine — Scott Rosenberg — once suggested all the Weld high schools and their boosters should pull together enough cash to build an indoor stadium big enough to host any and every outdoor-based event local prep programs can muster. That doesn’t sound like too crazy of an idea right about now. Don’t get excited, Scott, it still sounds at least somewhat crazy. But — and this is a significant but — if the most recent storm is the last one this spring, then local prep sports fans can finally buckle their seatbelts for what

is the most exciting part of the season. Baseball games in the alwayscompetitive Class 3A Patriot League are just getting under way. For weeks, other local leagues like the 4A Tri-Valley, the 4A Northern and the 5A Front Range have showcased league matchups in baseball, girls soccer, boys swimming, girls golf and girls tennis. Track & field athletes are beginning to ascend toward the peak they hope to be at for next month’s league and state meets. Suffice it to say, this is the time of year in which the mere nature of the prep sports season makes it darn-near impos-

sible for high school sports fans to stay cooped up at home; of course, that is unless another batch of inclement weather makes it darn-near impossible to not stay cooped up at home. As I write that last line Monday afternoon, I’ve noticed this morning’s snowfall hasn’t seemed to let up one bit. ... Welp, guess I’ll see you in the fall. Bobby Fernandez covers county schools sports and is the sports editor for The Tribune. Reach him at (970)392-4478, by email at or on Twitter @ BobbyDFernandez.

» Around the county » It’s official: Though one can pretty safely assume that every outdoor event scheduled for today is unlikely to take place, only a couple postponements involving county teams have been formally reported. Eaton’s home baseball game against Class 3A Patriot League rival University — initially scheduled for 4 p.m. today — is a no-go, as is Highland’s Patriot League home game against Lyons, which was to be played at 3:30 p.m. today. The Eaton-University game hasn’t yet received a make-up date, though the teams hope to reschedule for later this week. The Highland-Lyons game will be played at 3:30 p.m. April 29. Also, the Huskies’ nonleague baseball game against Alexander Dawson has been moved to 3:30 p.m. May 1 in Lafayette. Roosevelt’s home girls soccer game against Northridge, which had been scheduled for Monday, has been moved to 4 p.m. April 30 in Johnstown. Speaking of Northridge, the Grizzlies have rescheduled their home baseball game against

Mead — originally slated for 4 p.m. today — to 4 p.m. Friday at Darryl Kile Field. » Standing out: This past weekend’s Pomona Invitational track & field meet was a who’s who of top athletes from mostly bigger schools from around the state. It might be tough for athletes from small schools to leave their mark at such an event, but numerous Weld athletes did just that. Platte Valley and Roosevelt each had a series of standouts. The Broncos placed in the top 6 in four events. Sarah Gentry was sixth in the girls 100-meter dash (13.54 seconds). The Broncos’ girls 400 relay team of Allee Beach, Gentry, Jazmin Montes and Kenna Wiencek placed sixth (51.69). Montes was fifth in girls long jump (1609.25) and fifth in triple jump (35-00.25). Roosevelt was in the top 6 in six events. Hannah Eining was second in the 100 hurdles (16.17). The Rough Riders’ girls 800 sprint medley squad of Eining, Madison Kilcrease, Haley Placke and Kylee Placke

was sixth (1:55.69). Girls pole vaulter Kiera Maldonado was third (9-08). Zach Lagunas was sixth in the boys 800 (2:01.87). Viktor Baeza was second in the boys 110 hurdles (14.96). Jacob Bejarano was fourth in the boys high jump (5-11). » Top honors: A day before the Pomona Invitational, numerous county athletes earned first-place honors at the Fifth Annual Weld Central Rebels Roundup in Keenesburg. Briggsdale’s Darian Hale was first in the girls 1,600 (5:59.06). Pawnee’s Lyndee Johnston won the girls long jump (1502.75). Weld Central’s Cody Bowen took top honors in the boys 400 (52.13). Fort Lupton’s Cicero Johns was first in the boys high jump (5-10). Eaton’s David Jones was first in boys pole vault (12-0). Weld Central’s Tyler Offner won the boys long jump (21-05.25). Offner’s Rebels teammate, Jonathan Meketuk, took home the top prize in the boys shot put (47-06). Bobby Fernandez

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(NOV. 22-DEC. 21): “E” « SAGITTARIUS is for “effort.” Even if the odds seem to

be against you, take a stab at a new hobby or pastime. A penchant for using ingenious new methods or techniques could earn you an “A” for “aptitude.”

(DEC. 22-JAN. 19): When « CAPRICORN you have performed a job well, you expect to enjoy both recognition and compensation. Don’t be too surprised if your efforts are rewarded by more responsibilities and more work.

(JAN. 20-FEB. 18): When « AQUARIUS someone gives you a gift, be sure to

show that you are grateful. It may only be a gift that seems insignificant. It might not seem like much to you, but it might be all the person has to give.

Rose is Rose Pat Brady

(FEB. 19-MARCH 20): Make « PISCES your move. On the chessboard of life,

pawns do not merit the same respect as a knight that can move in several directions. Overcome obstacles and avoid problems with charm and knowhow.

Jeraldine Saunders


Family Circus Bil Keane


band may say it because he feels stressed or resentful that he is the sole wage earner now. The first time it happened you should have responded that “what’s in it for him” is that his children have a full-time mother, which the majority of children today don’t have, and “what he gets” out of it are offspring who have a mother rather than a caregiver raising them.

TODAY IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: « IFAmbitions may interfere with your

spiritual growth during the next few weeks, so put them on the back burner. Take advantage of advantageous stars and divine guidance in May. That is a good time to launch key projects, ask for favors or improve your life by accepting an offer or an opportunity. Remember that whatever knocks on your door during those weeks might not be what you want, but will surely be what you need. Over the summer settle down to a pleasurable grove that might be less exciting, but promises more stability. Early October is an ideal time to enjoy a vacation or to realize one of your fantasies, for example booking a weekend at a spa.

Dear Abby

birthday is his or her day to do whatever he or she wants, but my wishes are being ignored by a close friend I’ll call Wade. For the last 10 years I have ignored my birthday and tried to avoid all celebrations. I’ll take a vacation alone and have a great time. My family understands how I feel and gives me no grief. I met Wade five years ago. He’s a co-worker who has become a good friend. Wade has made it his goal in life to make me celebrate my birthday. I have tried being nice about the presents and even a surprise birthday party one year, but I really prefer to be left alone. I never told him my birth date. He had access to HR records and found out on his own. He says I am “rude” for not letting him celebrate my birthday. Other than this issue, he’s a great guy. Advice, Abby?


For Better or Worse Lynn Johnston


« Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van

Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. If you have a question for her, write to Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Universal Press Syndicate

Garfield Jim Davis

Peanuts Charles Schulz

Zits Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman

Pickles Brian Crane

B12 »



Tuesday Rain and snow showers

High 39 Low 28 Wednesday Light snow

High 32 Thursday

Low 16

Monday's High Monday's Low Normal High / Low Record High Record Low

Temperatures and precipitation are valid for 24 hours through 4 p.m. and taken from UNC.

Sunrise: 6:18 AM 6:17 AM 6:15 AM

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday


Sunset: 7:39 PM 7:40 PM 7:41 PM


4.60" 8.3" 3.74" 38.5" 38.18"

Monday's Month to Date Average Month to Date Season to Date Average Season to Date

Seattle 57 / 37 Boise 52 / 30 San Francisco 63 / 50 Los Angeles 65 / 52 Phoenix 82 / 57

Tuesday's Ozone Forecast First April 18

Low 30

-20 -10 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 110

0.53" 1.28" 0.71" 3.60" 2.72"

Monday's Month to Date Average Month to Date Year to Date Average Year to Date

Low 21

Partly cloudy

High 49

37 24 67 / 36 90 in 2008 20 in 1983

Sun and Moon

Mostly cloudy, lingering flurries

High 37 Friday


Full April 25

Last May 2



10:39 AM 11:33 AM

12:39 AM 1:20 AM

Tuesday Wednesday

A red alert means elevated ozone levels are predicted and individuals with sensitivity to air pollution should limit outdoor exertion from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. A blue forecast means elevated ozone levels aren't expected. Source: Co. Department of Public Health & Environment

New May 10

Forecasts and maps prepared by:

Cheyenne, Wyo.

Minneapolis 44 / 30 Chicago 51 / 40 Denver 41 / 27 St. Louis 65 / 57

New York 65 / 51 Raleigh 77 / 58 Atlanta 79 / 63

Dallas 87 / 69

Snow Mix

New Orleans 84 / 71 Miami 81 / 74


Valid at 5 p.m. Tuesday

Rain T-storms

Monday's National Extremes:

High: 92 at Death Valley, Calif. Low: -2 at Yellowstone, N.P.

Laramie 32 / 19

Rock Springs 32 / 20

More snow expected Yes it is springtime in Colorado — but today and tomorrow definitely won’t feel that way. Temperatures overnight dropped below freezing and this afternoon it will only warm into the mid-30s. The snow showers will continue through the day on and off. The deepest snowfall will be in the Northern Front Range, foothills and mountains. The snow will stick around till Wednesday, but then a drier air mass moves in and we’ll see temperatures back in the 50s by the weekend.

Ft. Collins 41 / 24

Craig 44 / 23

Gunnison 55 / 26

Cortez 64 / 28

Cheyenne 34 / 21 Ault 38 / 27

Loveland 38 / 27 Greeley 39 / 28 Granby Denver 43 / 22 41 / 27 Vail Castle 40 / 21 Rock 43 / 26

Grand Junction 62 / 32

Durango 62 / 27

Farmington 71 / 38

Scottsbluff 35 / 29

Sterling 38 / 28

Ft. Morgan 41 / 28 Limon 42 / 29 Burlington

63 / 41 Colo. Spgs 46 / 29 Canon City ~ La Junta Pueblo 57 / 35 49 / 30 58 / 34

Alamosa 62 / 27 Santa Fe 69 / 36



Walsenburg 65 / 32

Hi Akron 38 Alamosa 63 Aspen 41 Colorado Spgs. 55 Denver 37 42 Ft.Collins Fraser n/a Grand Junction 48 52 Gunnison 71 La Junta 53 Limon 35 Longmont 46 Loveland 72 Pueblo

Lo Prcp 27 Trace" 37 0.00" 28 0.61" 29 0.05" 24 0.25" 24 0.79" n/a n/a" 37 0.56" 32 0.22" 33 0.00" 29 0.01" 26 0.65" 25 0.20" 36 0.00"

Tuesday Hi 41 62 48 46 41 41 40 62 55 58 42 39 38 49

W mx pc r r mx ls ls sh r mc mx mx mx mc

Wednesday Hi Lo W 32 18 ls 48 12 r 30 11 ls 40 17 ls 31 16 ls 36 19 ls 29 8 ls 46 24 mx 38 16 ls 50 24 r 31 18 ls 32 16 ls 32 15 ls 43 26 r

Thursday Hi Lo W 34 22 pc 42 13 pc 28 12 mc 36 20 mc 36 20 pc 42 24 pc 26 10 mc 46 27 pc 37 16 pc 40 20 pc 35 21 pc 37 20 pc 36 20 pc 39 14 pc

weather key: bz-blizzard, c-cloudy, fg-fog, hs-heavy snow, hz-haze, ls-light snow, mc-mostly cloudy, mx-wintery mix, pc-partly cloudy, r-rain, sh-showers, sn-snow, su-sunny, th-thunderstorm, w-wind

Snowpack Information Bear Lake Hoosier Pass Joe Wright Res.

65% n/a% 55%

Streamflow Information Raton 68 / 35

Lo 27 27 22 29 27 24 20 32 26 34 29 27 27 30

Big Thompson River (Loveland) Poudre River (Fort Collins) Poudre River (Timnath) South Platte (Henderson) South Platte (Kersey) South Platte (Fort Morgan)

54% n/a% n/a% Flow(cfps) 5 9 2 229 807 253

Lake Eldora Loveland Basin Pingree Park (CSU)

Stage(Feet) 0.67' 1.27' 1.33' 4.49' 3.8' 2.48'

Wednesday Hi Lo W

Albany, N.Y. 63 Albuquerque 65 Amarillo 75 Anchorage 29 Asheville 77 Atlanta 81 Atlantic City 59 Austin 85 Baltimore 74 Billings 40 Birmingham 84 Bismarck 31 Boise 54 Boston 61 Brownsville 91 Buffalo 56 Burlington 57 Casper 28 Cheyenne 29 Chicago 52 Cincinnati 75 Cleveland 57 Colmbs., OH 72 Dallas 84 Des Moines 53 Detroit 51 El Paso 78 Fargo 35 Flagstaff 47 Honolulu 82 Houston 84 Indianapolis 76 Kansas City 69 Las Vegas 64 Los Angeles 69 Memphis 84 Miami Beach 80 Milwaukee 42 Mpls-St.Paul 42 Nashville 85 New Orleans 83 New York City 71 Oklahoma City 78 Omaha 50 Philadelphia 71 Phoenix 75 Pittsburgh 70 Portland, OR 61 Rapid City 26 Reno 52 St.Louis 80 Salt Lake 43 San Antonio 88 San Diego 64 San Fran. 66 Santa Fe 58 Seattle 61 Tampa Bay 87 Topeka 64 Tucson 71 Tulsa 79 Wash., DC 77 Wilmington 68

47 30 29 20 59 64 48 66 55 23 64 21 30 44 76 46 41 14 11 49 64 52 63 55 38 46 50 25 24 71 71 63 39 52 53 69 74 42 33 66 70 49 36 35 53 52 57 44 18 33 56 29 69 52 53 24 42 67 39 48 40 56 52

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Lawson lands game-winner vs. Bucks « NUGGETS From B1


DENVER NUGGETS’ ANDRE IGUODALA, right, drives against Milwaukee Bucks’ Monta Ellis, left, during the first half Monday in Milwaukee.

Boylan said. “He’s played hurt, sick, he’s done everything. I can’t say enough about him, he’s had a great season. Without him I don’t know where we would be.” After a timeout, Lawson got the ball in front of Milwaukee’s bench with Ellis guarding him. Lawson drove to his right and pulled up in the lane to hit the winning shot. “I just wanted to (isolate),” Lawson said. “I passed

to Wilson, got it back, saw a clean side, started pushing real hard and I knew he was trying to bite and make sure I didn’t get to the basket. So I kind of stepped back and had all the time in the world to knock down a shot.” J.J. Reddick, who contributed 20 points for the Bucks, missed a 3-pointer from the center of the arc as time expired. Milwaukee, which already had clinched the No. 8 spot in the East, finished with a 21-20 record at home.

“We were one defensive stop short,” Ellis said. “J.J. had a great look at it.” Forward Kenneth Faried did not play because of the left ankle he sprained in Denver’s victory over Portland on Sunday. That didn’t stop the Nuggets (56-25), who added to their franchise record for victories in a season by winning for the 22nd time in their last 25 games. JaVale McGee came off the bench and finished with a season-high 17 rebounds and 10 points for Denver,

which closes the regular season Wednesday when it hosts Phoenix. Milwaukee is closing the regular season with no momentum at all. The team has just three victories in its last 15 games and will try to halt a nine-game road losing streak Wednesday at Oklahoma City. “It’d be nice for us to taste a victory,” Boylan said. John Henson had 14 points and 15 rebounds for the Bucks, who lost their fifth straight game to Denver. Milwaukee held a onepoint lead with about 1 minute left when Ersan Ilyasova grabbed a rebound off a missed shot by Andre Miller, but he lost the ball out of bounds. Denver capitalized with a basket by Andre Iguodala for a 108-107 lead with 52 seconds remaining. Mike Dunleavy missed a shot and Miller’s two free throws gave the Nuggets a 110-107 lead with 25.4 seconds left. Earlier in the quarter, Denver held a 98-92 lead when Ellis scored eight points in a row. He drilled a 3-pointer, a jump shot and then another 3-pointer to give Milwaukee a 100-98 lead with 4:30 to go. A slam dunk along the baseline by Ekpe Udoh with 9:20 left gave Milwaukee an 87-86 lead, its first since early in the first quarter. NOTES: Milwaukee gave up a season-high 46 free-throw attempts; Denver made 32 of them. . Ellis recorded his ninth 30-point game of the season. . The Nuggets finished with a 1922 mark on the road. . An MRI exam Monday morning showed that Faried sprained a ligament. Faried, who averages 11.5 points and 9.2 rebounds per game, also will miss the final game of the regular season and will be listed as day-to-day for the playoffs. . Center Larry Sanders missed his third game in a row for the Bucks with a sore lower back.

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