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Group threatening to sue board Firearms Protection Code, gave commissioners a copy of a Notice and Demand, which outlines the group’s intent to file a lawsuit if the code isn’t returned to the original wording proposed by the group. The code that commissioners initially passed prohibits the board from passing gun control laws similar to those recently passed by the Colorado Legislature, which require background checks for

Residents want Weld commissioners to go back to original draft By Analisa Romano


group of Weld County residents has threatened to sue the Board of Weld County Commissioners if it doesn’t revise an ordinance intro-

duced several weeks ago that aims to protect their Second Amendment rights. The group of about 30 residents asked commissioners earlier this year to pass a Firearms Protection Code, which the board revised and initially passed on May

1. But a handful of people in the group came to the commissioners’ Monday meeting to say the county-drafted ordinance is watered down and meaningless “political speak.” Kevin Blake, an Evans resident who drafted the suggested

private and online gun sales and limit ammunition magazines to 15 rounds. The code also reasserts the right to bear arms in the U.S. and state constitutions. “I wouldn’t expect anything less from the criminals in Washington, D.C.,” Blake said.


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A PAIR OF ROBOTIC arms are maneuvered by a student from Greeley Central High School during an open house at North Colorado Medical Center on Monday. Guests could see the newest robotic surgery equipment and learn about the latest advancements in robotic-assisted surgery at NCMC.



t 5 years old, Alex Ives was a full head shorter than required for surgeons who would normally sit at a console that on any given day puts North Colorado Medical Center into the realm of what was once only science fiction. But as he took control of the hands that would help him pick up jacks and place them onto trays in the simulated game on a computer screen, he had the budding precision of today’s modern surgeon. “The ability for young people to handle the highly technical is not usual,” said Dr. Susan Carter, director of the Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery Program at NCMC, as she and others watched the young boy perform the virtual task with a steady eye. Carter and other surgeons were on hand throughout the day on Monday to show off the da Vinci Surgery technology that has put NCMC on the robotic map, so to speak, with the first single-site gall bladder removal surgery in northern Colorado. Through the console in which

Hospital’s open house for its robotic surgery unit entices residents’ curiosity

NORTH COLORADO MEDICAL CENTER operating room registered nurse Bonnie Feilmeier talks with students from Greeley Central High School about some of the tools used in the robotic surgery center on Monday. Ives was the smallest simulated surgeon of the day, doctors manipulate the “robot” docked above a patient’s belly on an operating

table. A camera and two robotic arms are inserted through the navel of a patient via a gel port, which keeps the instruments


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stable. The surgeon, almost via remote control, manipulates the tools from the console to perform the surgery, while seeing a magnified, 3-D version of the site to do the nips, tucks and cuts. The surgery is lauded as way to reduce complications associated with typical surgeries, as well as reduce blood loss, pain, recovery time and scarring. Through two simulators, anyone interested could feel the precision in which surgeons at NCMC could remove the gall bladder, perform a hysterectomy or perform sutures inside the body. “It was very light. I thought it would be heavier,” said Courtney Cieminski, 15, and a sophomore at Greeley Central High School, one of more than 100 students who stopped in to check out the robotics arms. Courtney wanted to be a surgeon even before she was able to manipulate robotic hands to transfer rubber bands between rubber cones in a second simulator. The new technology essentially put her vision in motion.



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Crops well behind schedule USDA: prices not expected to drop By Eric Brown

This year’s first hay cutting can’t come soon enough for buyers who are dealing with the tightest supplies Raised in Weld on record and still paying all-time high prices. Unfortunately, those dairymen, cattle feeders and horse owners will be waiting longer than normal to get their hands on hay this year,


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dry winter across much of the West, fire officials are poised for a tough wildfire season that will be even more challenging because federal budget cuts mean fewer firefighters on the Jewell ground, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Monday. Jewell, who is just five weeks into her new job, said automatic


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Former deputy announces bid for sheriff By Whitney Phillips

Candidate hopes to focus on training and high turnover within department

A former Weld County sheriff ’s deputy on Monday announced his run for sheriff, a position that will be up for grabs in the 2014 election. Jeff Rodriguez, who worked as a correctional officer and division commander with the sheriff ’s office, is currently the head boxing coach at the Rodarte Community Center. He was with the sheriff ’s department for about 14 years. Rodriguez is the fourth candidate to announce a bid for sheriff since a Weld District Court judge ruled that Sheriff John Cooke is ineligible to run in 2014 due to term limits. Weld County Bureau Chief Steven Reams, Weld District Attorney’s Office Chief Investigator Keith Olson, and former Undersheriff Margie Martinez-Perusek

are also vying for the office. Rodriguez, born and raised in Greeley, said he has gained a strong work ethic living in Weld County his entire life, and he hopes to apply that as sheriff. Rodriguez said he would address Rodriguez what he sees as a lack of strong professionalism and diversity within the office. Turnover rates in the sheriff ’s office are an issue, Rodriguez said, and he wants to actively work to keep good employees. “The sheriff ’s office needs to

stop being the stepping stone and be the goal,” Rodriguez said. He said he would also focus on preparedness in training. “We need to be more proactive than reactive,” Rodriguez said. “There’s things we should have seen coming a long time ago.” Rodriguez said he wants to improve interactions with other agencies and with community members. “We don’t have that community involvement that some of these officers want to have,” Rodriguez said. Rodriguez said he agrees with Sheriff John Cooke’s stance on recently imposed gun control laws, and he thinks they are un-

» Jeff Rodriguez » Age: 42 » Experience: Worked as general foreman at former Monfort Inc. beef-packing plant, 14 years with Weld County Sheriff’s Office » Community involvement: Served on board of Colorado High School » Family: Married to wife, Cindy, for 24 years and has three sons » Education: Graduate of Greeley Central High School » Hometown: Greeley

enforceable. He said he’s a strong supporter of Second Amendment rights. “(The laws don’t really) mean much,” Rodriguez said. “I just think it’s the wrong way to try to control gun violence.”

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GREG RHOADS, DIVISION FIVE Operations Chief, stands alongside one of the ambulances Tuesday morning at Windsor’s Fire Station 1. Rhoads will be helping operations run smoothly with the newly formed ambulance division.

New chief hits the Rhoads By Jason Pohl

WINDSOR — Greg Rhoads never imag-

Leader of recently formed EMS division bringing experience and professionalism to Weld County

ined his journey through emergency medicine — from running calls on the streets to running the show behind the scenes — would bring him to the helm of at Front Range Community College in an entire newly formed ambulance divi» About Greg Rhoads 1994. From the entry-level EMT class sion. to the intravenous fluid administration » 56 years old After all, it was his wife who “kind of and EKG interpretation courses, he has » Windsor resident for five years forced” him into volunteering more than brought his real-world experience to the 25 years ago in Norwich Kan. lives of many who otherwise may not » EMS professional since 1986, para“She got me into it, and my EMT inlearn from anything besides a textbook medic since 1988 structor kind of pushed me into being a and the Internet. » Moved to Fort Collins from Kansas 22 paramedic,” Rhoads, 56, says from be“It just seems to fall my way,” the fiveyears ago hind an empty desk in a sparsely decoratyear Windsor resident says, adding that » Operations manager since 1996 ed office at Windsor’s Fire Station 1. He his teaching days may begin to wane if » Front Range Community College EMS still doesn’t have a computer hooked up, the demands of heading emergency opinstructor since 1994 though his cellphone rings constantly, erations in western Weld County grow keeping him connected in the meantime. too time consuming. That’s a sacrifice he » Married 36 years with three children “That’s how I ended up here,” he says. says he is willing to make. — two boys and a girl On Wednesday at the stroke of mid“This is my primary,” he says. “This is » Has seven grandchildren night, the storied transition of power where my time will go.” between medical powerhouses BanAnd Rhoads will have his hands full. ner Health and University of Colorado world-class service. As he rose through Among the changes slated to come with Health will be complete, marking the the ranks and earned promotions, he the addition of Division Five are conexpected end of a saga that has spanned soon found himself on the cusp of man- stant one-on-one continuing education multiple years and countless contentious agement and jumped. In 1996 he started among the nearly two dozen medical hours of legal sparring. From county as a supervisor while running emergency professionals. That coupled with an opcommissioners who portunity to focus on community flexed their legislative para medicine and preventative I’m not really nervous because my emand licensing muscle to care — akin to house calls — could ployees know what’s expected and a community that has they’re ready for it. They’re all excited to be here, bring about a new era for EMS in largely supported the fire and that’s a big positive. It’s going to go just fine. a rapidly-changing medical world. division’s move toward “Having Greg on-board here is the transition, it’s been a — GREG RHOADS, chief of Division Five having a proven EMS leader who long journey. can focus on delivering world-class And it’s one Rhoads says he expects calls — some of which still embedded service to the 45,000 citizens in our three everyone will move past in the pursuit deep in his memory — until 10 years divisions is exciting,” says Windsor-Sevof professionalism. At that stroke of ago when he traded in the ambulance erance Fire Rescue Chief Herb Brady, midnight — sparkling cider possibly in for a desk and began helping to manage who also has a long history in emergency hand — leaders expect the newly formed UCH’s vast EMS system. medicine in the region. “Greg is an expeDivision Five to hit the streets without a “Since we’re going to be living with the rienced and proven leader, a member of hitch. fire crews, they’ll basically become broth- our community, and we are blessed to “I’m not really nervous because my ers and sisters,” he says of the transition, have someone of his caliber leading this employees know what’s expected and adding that he hopes to truly bring about critical service.” they’re ready for it,” he says sternly like a change in the culture of EMS that Of course, a stone-faced and stoic many veteran health care providers, in- hinges on efficiency. “If they have issues, Rhoads is just looking forward to bringdicative of how seriously he takes his job. they’ll discuss it and will work around ing what he calls a new era of emergency “They’re all excited to be here, and that’s a their differences.” services to Weld County while seeing just big positive. It’s going to go just fine.” But his outreach doesn’t stop within what the next chapter holds. After moving to Fort Collins 22 years the confines of emergency medicine. “I had no inkling that I would be manago, he started working at then-Poudre Rhoads has helped hundreds of stu- aging an ambulance service,” he says, a Valley Health System as a paramedic. dents dig a little deeper and discover smile protruding through his unflappaAs the years rolled by, his experience whether they have what it takes to make ble expression. “Who knows where this grew and so, too, did his drive to provide it on the streets. He started teaching little avenue will go?”

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Greeley man accused of punching bus driver By Whitney Phillips

57-year-old on trial for third-degree assault, endangering public transport

A defense attorney for a man accused of hitting and kicking a 56-year-old Greeley-Evans Transit bus driver said both men were involved in the fight, and the man’s actions do not constitute assault. Rojorio Naranjo, 57, was arrested in October after the driver told police Naranjo threw him off the bus and punched and kicked him. The driver told investigators

Naranjo was intoxicated and was bothering a young woman on the bus, and he grew aggressive after the driver told him to leave the woman alone, according to an arrest affidavit. Samantha Walls, one of Nara-

njo’s defense attorneys, said video footage shows Naranjo drunkenly swinging an arm at the driver and then kicking in his direction as the driver lay on the sidewalk. Walls said Naranjo was drunk but obeyed the driver’s order to leave

the girl alone. She said Naranjo suffered injuries consistent with being hit in the face. “Mr. Naranjo was in no condition for a fight, but that’s just what occurred,” Walls said. Deputy District Attorney Michael Pirraglia said the driver told Naranjo to stop bothering the girl several times, and Naranjo responded by flipping off the driver. Pirraglia said Naranjo came up behind the driver, hit him and continued to attack him after he was

on the ground outside the bus. “You’ll know that the defendant knowingly and recklessly did this because he was called out,” Pirraglia said. Naranjo faces charges of thirddegree assault — a misdemeanor — and endangering public transportation — a felony. He was also originally charged with violating a protection order that required him to avoid the use of alcohol. The trial is scheduled to last through today.


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A memorial ceremony on Wednesday will honor peace officers who died while serving their communities. The Weld County Peace Officer’s Memorial Ceremony, scheduled for 10 a.m., will recognize seven: » Officer Lee Whitman, 1935, Greeley Police Department » Deputy Earl Bucher, 1940, Weld County Sheriff ’s Office » Trooper Wallace McCarty, 1946, Colorado State Patrol » Officer Richard Ware, 1953, Evans Police Department » Officer Jameson Longworth, 1962, Greeley Police Department » Officer Richard Hart, 1982, Firestone Police Department » Deputy Sam Brownlee, 2010, Weld County Sheriff ’s Office The ceremony will be held at the Fallen Officer’s Memorial at Bittersweet Park, 35th Avenue and 16th Street.

Blake’s version of the code would void recently passed state gun laws within the borders of Weld County and require prosecution of the county sheriff or other county government officials if they chose to enforce those laws. If convicted of enforcing state gun laws in Weld County, officials would face a sentence of a year in prison and a fine of $5,000. “All of the teeth have been taken out of this notice,” said James Walker, a Weld resident who supports the original word-

ing of the ordinance proposed by the group. Blake argued on Monday that Weld County’s status as a home rule county gives it the authority to ignore state regulations. But Weld County Attorney Bruce Barker said after the meeting that Weld County’s home rule authority only applies to administrative aspects of government, such as whether the county can appoint or elect its treasurer, and that commissioners cannot pass ordinances that are inconsistent with state law. Barker said the ordinance the board

approved reflects what Weld commissioners do have the authority to pass. Weld County Commissioner Barbara Kirkmeyer said that and more could be discussed at a work session with the group before the second and third readings of the ordinance, which are scheduled for May 22 and June 10. “It certainly wasn’t our intent to hijack your code,” Kirkmeyer said, but added the board could not approve the proposed code as written. She said commissioners are limited by a number of state and federal laws that supersede the authority of the county.


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Gardner: House to consider farm bill this summer

Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., announced recently that he anticipates the House will finally consider a long-term farm bill this summer. “Our nation’s farmers and ranchers rely on the farm bill to set agricultural policy,” Gardner said. “It is very difficult to plan for the future and make business decisions without having a longterm bill in place. The House needs to take up this legislation without Gardner further delay and give this community the certainty it needs to operate.” Last year, the House Agricultural Committee passed a farm bill, but the legislative session ended before it was ever voted on in the House. The bill would have saved $35 billion in mandatory spending, reformed the Commodity Title by eliminating direct payments, countercyclical payments, ACRE and SURE and saved taxpayers $14 billion.


Bennet introduces bill to help ranchers combat illnesses

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet introduced a bill to provide a more stable flow of resources for the National Animal Health Laboratory Network, which monitors animal-borne illnesses that pose significant threats to animal and public health, such as mad cow disease and footand-mouth disease. The Animal and Public Health Protection Act creates a funding authorization for NAHLN, which will help protect the network against the uncertainty of Congress’ yearly budgeting process. “Livestock production sits at the heart of Colorado’s $40 billion agriculture sector,” Bennet, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, said. “Labs, like the ones at CSU, help support the economic vitality of our livestock industry and protect the public by identifying diseases early and preventing the consequences of potentially devastating outbreaks. This common sense, yet vital, research yields tremendous economic and public health benefits to Colorado and the entire country.” Due to the high volume of livestock production in Colorado and regionally, the potential economic and health-related damages to industry and the public from an animal-borne illness outbreak is enormous. To help prevent such an outbreak, Colorado State University houses one of the core member laboratories in the NAHLN.

Victories aplenty for agriculture cultural water rights in a variety of ways. This included legislation that provided alternative options to agricultural buy and dry, a bill that clarified adjudication standards for water storage, a bill that protected old irrigation water rights whose decrees were ambiguous regarding the amount of acreage that may be irrigated under the water right, a measure

Earlier in the session, a bill dealing with codifying animal husband practices was defeated. The 2013 Colorado legislative session has “Defeating HB 1231 was a huge win finally come to a close, and the Colorado for our state’s dairy farmers,” Shawcroft Farm Bureau has been working throughsaid. “We believe that our dairymen listen out the session to protect agriculture and to consumers’ concerns, applying the latrural Colorado. est scientific research, and utilizing genPrior to the General Assembly convenerations of practical experience to provide ing, the farm bureau set the best care for their priority areas includlivestock, and putting We were able to pass legislation that ening water, energy, fiscal animal husbandry hanced protection of senior water rights, policy/budget, property as well as added tools to keep water on the farm practices into state rights, animal welfare is not benwhile still finding a way to meet the growing de- statute and wildlife. eficial to agriculture. mand for water from our city cousins. Water was a big issue This bill would have — DON SHAWCROFT, president of Colorado Farm Bureau not have improved during this year’s session and Colorado Farm Bureau proved animal welfare and to be a leader on this issue. to incentivize the conservation of desig- could have hindered innovation in the “We were able to pass legislation that nated groundwater, and legislation that dairy industry.” enhanced protection of senior water protected old irrigation water rights, with The farm bureau also closely monirights, as well as added tools to keep wa- an erroneously located point of diversion tored a bill that would have increased ter on the farm while still finding a way to by allowing the owners to apply for a cor- the cost of food for Colorado citizens by meet the growing demand for water from rection in the point of diversion. requiring labeling of foods containing geour city cousins,” Don Shawcroft, presiRecently, House Bill 1269, dealing with netically modified organisms. dent of Colorado Farm Bureau, said. mineral rights, was defeated in the Senate “Colorado Farm Bureau believes conAgriculture contributes about $40 after passing through the House. sumers should have a choice in the food billion to Colorado’s total economy and “Farm bureau’s first and foremost con- that they buy, and we believe that this more than 85 percent of the state’s water cern is the provision in the bill that chang- exists through the USDA Organic and use is for agriculture. es the definition of waste,” Shawcroft said. voluntary labeling programs,” Shawcroft There is growing pressure to transfer “This change would devalue a mineral said. “Labeling is really a topic for discusmore of that water for municipal and in- right if Colorado Oil and Gas Conserva- sion on the federal level through the use dustrial uses, and the farm bureau worked tion Commission regulation prevents the of science and reason, not at the state level on a number of bills that protected agri- resource from being developed.” based on emotion.” By Robyn Scherer

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Supreme Court: Second crop included in patent By David G. Savage Tribune Washington Bureau


— Office of Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo, news release

USDA announces refined sugar re-export program waivers

In light of large supplies of sugar on the U.S. market, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced recently that — under the waiver authority of the Refined Sugar Re-Export Program — it will temporarily permit licensed refiners to transfer program sugar from their license to another licensed refiner’s license through Sept. 30. The USDA will also temporarily increase the license limit for raw cane sugar refiners from 50,000 metric-tons raw value of credits to 100,000 metric-tons raw value of credits, through Dec. 31, 2014. Beginning Jan. 1, 2015, the credit limit will revert to 50,000 metric-tons raw value. No change is being made to the 50,000 metricton raw value limit for debits on the licenses. Further details are in a public notice at the Office of the Federal Register and available at www.ofr. gov/ofrupload/ofrdata/2013-10246_pi.pdf. The surplus of sugar in the U.S. caused sugar prices to drop by about 40 percent earlier this year, a source of concern for the many sugar beet growers in Weld County.


An Egyptian farmer carries wheat crop bundles Monday on a farm, in Qalubiyah, North Cairo, Egypt. Egypt’s wheat crop will be close to 10 million tons this season, agriculture minister Salah Abdel Momen said, as the harvest gets under way, more than the supply minister’s 9.5 million ton forecast. Associated Press

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preme Court gave a victory to Monsanto and other makers of patented seeds Monday, ruling they can prohibit farmers from growing a second crop from their genetically engineered seeds. In a unanimous decision, the court said the patent for a specialized seed outlives the first planting. Otherwise, these seed patents would be “largely worthless,” said Justice Elena Kagan in explaining the decision. Agri-business giants like Monsanto will be relieved by the ruling. They told the court they had spent huge sums of money and devoted years of effort to develop special seeds that can resist disease and grow more bountiful crops. The companies then obtained patents on these seeds, giving them an exclusive right to profit from them. Industry lawyers said the system of innovation and profit was threatened by a bachelor farmer from Indiana who wanted to use the patented seeds without paying for them. Vern Bowman admitted he liked Monsanto’s Roundup Ready seeds because they produce soybean plants that can tolerate weed killers sprayed on the field. Each year, Bowman bought the Monsanto seeds for

his first crop of the season. But later in the year, he turned to what the court described as a “less orthodox” approach for his second crop of the season. Rather than pay again the premium price for more Monsanto seeds, he purchased soybeans from a local grain elevator. This mixture, which came from nearby fields, contained soybeans that had been grown from Roundup Ready seeds. After eight years, Monsanto learned of Bowman’s scheme and sued him for patent infringement. The company argued that Bowman was benefiting from its patented seeds without paying for them. A judge agreed with Monsanto and awarded the company $84,456 in damages. To the surprise of the agribusiness and bio-technology industries, the Supreme Court agreed to hear the farmer’s appeal in Bowman v. Monsanto. The farmer and his lawyer cited the doctrine of “patent exhaustion” by which companies with some patents can benefit from only one sale. If the high court had agreed, the decision could have upset the industries that depend on years of profit from their patented inventions. But the justices decided the doctrine of “patent exhaustion” cannot be applied generally to products such as seeds, which reproduce themselves.


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On Monday, Denver returns to a lowwater lifestyle that many haven’t experienced in more than a decade. The Denver Board of Water Commissioners on Wednesday declared a Stage 2 drought, with mandatory restrictions on lawn irrigation, hotel laundry, car washing and other nonessential uses. Residents may water lawns only twice weekly. Restaurants can serve water to customers only when asked. Lodging establishments can wash sheets for longterm guests no more frequently than every four days, unless the customer makes a request.

Cars may be washed only by using a bucket or a hand-held hose equipped with an automatic shut-off nozzle. Fleet and commercial vehicles may be washed only once a week. Water-watchers say this drought is worse than in 2002, the last time Stage 2 restrictions were enacted. “We’ve had two years in a row,” said Denver Water spokeswoman Stacy Chesney. “In 2002 it was pretty bad, but then the blizzard of 2003 came.” About 16 billion gallons of water must be conserved by Denver Water customers by next spring to prevent going into Stage 3 drought, which would ban all turf watering, except on high public-use areas.

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Crop most likely won’t be ready until June « HAY From A1 local farmers and agronomists said, and prices aren’t expected to drop anytime soon. The abundance of moisture in northeast Colorado during April was much needed after months of drought, but the freezing temperatures that came with those snowstorms weren’t ideal for most crops. Alfalfa and hay cutting in most years kicks off around Memorial Day weekend — often following an April and May that feature temperatures in the 70s, which are ideal for growth. However, farmers said it could be well into June before they can finally cut this year. This spring has so far included an April that saw low-temperature records broken JIM RYDBOM/ on nine different days in Greeley, and a May that’s expected see temperatures this week AN ALFALFA FIELD ON 35th Avenue and O Street shows how low near 90 degrees. As a result of the extreme conditions, hay the alfalfa currently is. Because of the and alfalfa in some area fields is only about recent cold temperatures, alfalfa is one-third the height it should be at this time not growing as fast as needed for area of the year, said Bruce Bosley, a cropping farmers. systems specialist for Colorado State University Exten- » Alfalfa and hay production in Weld sion. Alfalfa and hay Weld County is the state’s leader for alfalfa production, planting 99,000 growers like to do acres in 2011 to produce 507,000 tons. four cuttings per In second place was Prowers County, planting 55,500 acres and producing year, but Bosley 244,000 tons. said not getting a Weld is also the state’s leader in production of other hay varieties, producfirst cutting done ing 80,500 tons. until well into June could put a “crimp” In second place is Jackson County, at 78,900 tons. in having time for Colorado ranks ninth nationally in alfalfa production, and 12th in produca fourth cutting tion of all hay. before the end of this year’s growing season. east Colorado sat at about $140-$150 per ton, “We take what we can get, and we’ll take according to U.S. Department of Agriculture the recent moisture,” Bosley said, referring statistics. to the barrage of snow in April that’s left the For the past two years, though, prices have Greeley area more than 40 percent ahead of been nearly double that and remained at normal this year for precipitation. $250-$300 per ton last week, according to “But these temperatures haven’t helped USDA numbers. anything. It seems like we in agriculture can With hay prices high and supplies limited, always find something to complain about,” he there were 15 reports of hay theft in 2012 in added with a slight laugh. Weld County — more than double what it The local issues, limited supplies nationally had been the year before. and continued drought in other parts of the A recent USDA report showed that hay U.S. — including southern Colorado — leave stocks on May 1 were at a record low — 14.2 experts questioning how much the hay situa- million tons. tion in northeast Colorado and elsewhere will The USDA began its May 1 report in 1960, improve this year. and the prior low for U.S. hay stocks on that In February 2011, prior to the historic Texas date was 15 million tons in 2007. drought and the widespread U.S. drought of On Dec. 1, 2012, U.S. hay stocks were 76.5 2012, prices for high-quality alfalfa in north- million tons — also the smallest since USDA

began its annual Dec. 1 report. According to a report from the Livestock Marketing Information Center in Denver, record-high costs rationed hay use this winter as producers searched-out alternative feedstuffs and reduced their livestock numbers. Between Dec. 1, 2012, and May 1, hay usage totaled 62.4 million tons, the smallest since 1976-77 — another major drought period. Mike Veeman, whose family has dairies and farms in Weld, Morgan and Logan counties, said hay prices forced him to change his feed rations for his cows, depending less on

high-quality alfalfa. He expressed optimism on Monday, though, that the abundance of precipitation will continue throughout the growing season, improving production and helping lower all prices for livestock feed — corn included. Others weren’t as optimistic. “I’m just not sure the situation is going to improve greatly any time soon,” said Floss Blackburn with Denkai Animal Sanctuary, whose organization has had to limit the number of horses it has rescued for the past several months because of feed shortages.

Center performed 1st roboticassisted gall bladder surgery « ROBOTIC SURGERY From A1 “It’s kind of hard at first, but it’s like you use your fingers… It’s cool having this new technology,” Courtney said. Robotic surgery really isn’t all that new at NCMC. Urologists in Greeley have been performing robotic surgeries since » More 2006. Drs. photos Samuel Saltz See more and Jason photos with Ogren, how- this story at ever, recently www.greeley performed the first single-incision gall-bladder surgeries in northern Colorado in OR No. 3. The surgeons said they see the areas in which they’re working much better than they normally would. Saltz said he at first poked some fun at the new robotic technology, but quickly changed his tune when he learned through his other senses how to make up for the lack of tactile feel of the instruments in his hand and the tissue beneath his control. Surgeons who perhaps feel a little rusty on the procedures can take to the console for practice, performing the virtual tasks the students were doing on Monday. Austin Schmidt, 15, who also wants to get into the medical profession, said he was pretty skeptical of robotic surgery until getting the feel for it at the console. “I felt there would be so many aspects that were uncertain, that so many things could go wrong,” Schmidt said. “This is really an eyeopening experience.” Though not right for everyone — morbidly obese patients, for example, would not be ideal candidates for robotic surgeries — it has taken some getting used to among patients. “I’ve had a couple people tell me they wanted their surgeon to do the surgery, not a robot,” said Saltz, who has performed roughly 10 such surgeries using robotic arms and camera systems. “Just like a carpenter has a ham-

mer, a saw and drill, this is one more tool in my toolbox of minimally invasive instruments.” After unveiling the technology to the general public, doctors from throughout the region were invited to a private reception later in the day. Saltz said he could see a day when the robotic surgeries could expand way beyond the imagination, by allowing surgeons to operate on

patients at multiple sites and even move patients’ bodies into different positions to allow for better views. Carter said the latest technology at NCMC will not only be great for patients, it’s also a good recruitment tool for attracting surgeons. “It is fun,” Carter said of the robotic surgical equipment. “It’s exciting to use this technology. We’re going to be ahead of the curve.”

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May 12, 2013

Health Matters Ask the Expert: Signs & Symptoms of a Stroke Why Every Minute Counts

NCMC Community Calendar May 22 - Blood Tests: Wellness Services offers low-cost blood screenings open to community members; some immunizations are also available upon request and availability. Open labs are held on the second Wednesday and the fourth Wednesday of every month from 7 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. To schedule an appointment, 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. NCMC

Christy Young, MD

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How can I detect a stroke and why does every minute count when it comes to getting help?

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Stroke may not hurt like a heart attack, but it’s just as serious. In fact, more and more medical professionals are calling it a brain attack since that’s exactly what occurs during a stroke. Simply put, an ischemic stroke occurs when a blockage keeps blood from flowing to part of the brain, depriving it of precious oxygen and sugar.


Every year, over 795,000 people have a stroke in the United States and it’s the leading cause of long-term disability nationwide. It’s also the fourth-leading cause of death, behind cancer and heart disease. Unlike a heart attack, stroke symptoms, unfortunately, are often ignored because they don’t cause pain. But when those symptoms appear, doctors have only a three to four hour window to diagnose and administer a clot-busting drug that can reduce long-term effects of a stroke. When it comes to reacting to a stroke, remember the FAST method: • F is for Face – look for facial droop or uneven smile. • A is for Arm – look for arm numbness or weakness. • S is for Speech – slurred speech or difficulty speaking or understanding. • T is for time – call 9-1-1 and get to the hospital immediately. Stroke symptoms are often vague and different for everyone. Generally, symptoms show up on only one side of the body. That’s because each side of our brain controls half of our body. Those symptoms could be numbness or tingling, blurred vision, double vision, severe headache or difficulty speaking,

or simply confusion.

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Since the symptoms are relative to each person, it’s the victim’s friends or loved ones who occasionally spot them first. Strokes can happen at night and many people feel fatigued and go back to bed. It is best if you have above symptoms during night to go to ER.

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Like heart disease, strokes seem to be caused by many of the same lifestyle choices, such as fatty diets, high blood pressure, sedentary lifestyle, obstructive sleep apnea, or heart rhythm abnormalities like atrial fibrillation. Men and women can choose to lose weight by modifying their eating habits and increasing their exercise. High blood pressure can often be controlled through diet by eating healthier and with medication prescribed by a physician. It is very important to see your PCP for prevention of these common diseases that increase your risk for stroke.

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So remember the FAST method. And if you see the warning signs of a stroke, don’t hesitate – dial 911! When it comes to a stroke, time equals brain. During a stroke, victims can lose nearly 32,000 brain cells every second – so every second counts! Ask your PCP what your risk is and if you should be on an aspirin daily.

month. Call (970) 350-6070 to schedule an appointment. All results are sent to your personal physician and to you. Cost: $175 Wednesday, May 15 from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. - Heartsaver

Taught by the American Heart Association certified health care professionals, this First Aid class provides participants with an understanding of first aid basics, medical emergencies, injury emergencies & environmental emergencies. Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a Heartsaver First Aid course completion card. The certification is valid for two years. This is a contract class with the City of Greeley Leisure Services and is held at the Family FunPlex. Please call for more information (970) 350-9401. Cost: $48 Wednesday, May 15 from 4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. - Heartsaver First Aid: Taught by the American Heart Association certified health care professionals, this First Aid class provides participants with an understanding of first aid basics,

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Dr. Young is a board certified neurologist who specializes in headache care, stroke prevention and treatment, movement disorders and neuropathies. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Young, please call the Banner Health Clinic specializing in Neurology at (970) 350-5612.

tal emergencies. Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a Heartsaver First Aid course completion card. The certification is valid for two years. This is a contract class with the City of Greeley Leisure Services and is held at the Family Fun Plex, 1501 65th Avenue. Please call for more information (970) 350-9401.

It matters which emergency care you choose. If you want to keep your treatment close to home, it matters which emergency care you choose. Banner North Colorado Emergency Care in west Greeley gives you convenient access to top expertise and advanced technology 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week. And, if you need to be admitted, you’ll be able to stay right here in Greeley and receive treatment at North Colorado Medical Center, rather than be transferred out of town. So the next time an emergency happens, keep your care close and get to Banner North Colorado Emergency Care.

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Resources on fire prevention will be limited « WILDFIRES From A1 budget cuts mandated by Congress will force fire managers to make choices as they prioritize resources. They also will have fewer resources to use on strategies designed to reduce future fire potential, such as prescribed burns and reseeding. “We will fight the fires and we will do them safely,” Jewell said. “But the resources will go to suppression, which is not ideal. What you’re not doing is putting the resources in place to thoughtfully manage the landscape for the future.” Jewell spent the past two days touring the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, the government’s national wildfire nerve center. She was joined by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, who said the U.S. Forest Service alone will hire 500 fewer firefighters and deploy 50 fewer engines this season. “We are going to be faced with a difficult fire season,” Vilsack said. “The bottom line is we’re going to do everything we can to be prepared. But folks need to understand ... our resources are limited and our budgets are obviously constrained. We will do the best job we possibly can with the resources we have.” Congress cut the current budgets for the Forest Service and Agriculture Department 5 percent under the mandated spending reductions, then added another 2.5 percent cut for fiscal 2013. Other federal agencies that battle blazes also anticipate hiring fewer people to fight fires, including the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service and Fish and Wildlife Service. The Forest Service, however, will be adding some muscle to its ability to fight blazes from the air. The agency announced earlier this month it has contracted to use seven air tankers that fly faster and drop bigger amounts of fire retardant this summer.

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Momentum expands to 2 Midwest states Associated Press ST. PAUL, MINN. — Just six months after Minnesota voters turned back an effort to ban gay weddings, lawmakers are poised to make the state the first in the Midwest to pass a law allowing them. The startling shift comes amid a rapid evolution of public opinion nationally in the debate over marriage. But with Minnesota and possibly Illinois set to broaden the definition to include same-sex couples, coastal states may soon have some company in enacting changes. In November, voters unexpectedly defeated a measure that would have banned same-sex marriage in the Minnesota Constitution, even after more than two-dozen states passed similar bans. That prompted gay marriage supporters to quickly go on offense. Those efforts culminate Thursday with a vote in the state House that Democratic leaders assured would pass. With the state Senate expected to follow suit, Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton could sign a bill as early as next week.

“We like to lead the way in Minnesota,” said state Rep. Karen Clark, the Minneapolis Democrat sponsoring the bill. In the past week, Rhode Island and Delaware became the 10th and 11th states to approve gay marriage. But so far, only legislatures in coastal or New England states have voted affirmatively for gay marriage. Except for Iowa, which allows gay marriage due to a 2009 judicial ruling, same-sex couples can’t get married in flyover country. Minnesota might go first, but Illinois could be close behind. The state Senate there voted in February to allow same-sex marriage, and supporters think they’re close to securing the votes needed to get it through the House and on to Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, who says he’ll sign it. Although a few Republican politicians around the country have started to embrace gay marriage, the movement remains largely contained to states with Democrats fully in control. In the Midwest, only Illinois and Minnesota have Democratic-led statehouses. Democrats run the Nevada and New Mexico legislatures, but Republicans are governor in those states.

Democrats also control Colorado, but that state could only go as far as civil unions because of a constitutional amendment that blocks gay marriage. The same curb applies in Oregon, but a group has launched a drive to repeal the earlier ballot initiative. Elsewhere, the political dominance of Republicans makes legalized gay marriage a difficult sell. Most of Minnesota’s regional neighbors — Michigan, Wisconsin and both Dakotas — have entirely Republican power structures. So far, only one Republican member of Minnesota’s Legislature is a definite yes on gay marriage. But with the House vote looming Wednesday, the bill’s backers said they would accept a handful of GOP-sponsored religious protections that could help them win over a few more Republicans. Last fall’s defeat of the gay marriage ban ended a nearly decade-long push by social conservatives for stronger prohibitions on gay marriage. But the massive activist and fundraising network built to defeat the amendment has now been harnessed to get it through the Legislature.



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UN: Eat more insects; good for you, good for world ROME

The latest weapon in the U.N.’s fight against hunger, global warming and pollution might be flying by you right now. Edible insects are being promoted as a lowfat, high-protein food for people, pets and livestock. According to the U.N., they come with appetizing side benefits: Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and livestock pollution, creating jobs in developing countries and feeding the millions of hungry people in the world. WHO EATS INSECTS NOW?

Two billion people do, largely in Asia, Africa and Latin America, the Rome-based U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said Monday as it issued a report explor-

ing edible insect potential. Some insects may already be in your food (and this is no fly-in-my-soup joke). Demand for natural food coloring as opposed to artificial dyes is increasing, the agency’s experts say. A red coloring produced from the cochineal, a scaled insect often exported from Peru, already puts the hue in a trendy Italian aperitif and an internationally popular brand of strawberry yogurt. Many pharmaceutical companies also use colorings from insects in their pills. PACKED WITH PROTEIN, FULL OF FIBER

Scientists who have studied the nutritional value of edible insects have found that red ants, small grasshoppers and some water beetles pack (gramper-gram or ounce-per-ounce) enough protein to rank with lean ground beef while having less fat per gram. Associated Press

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Help celebrate historic preservation JOSHUA POLSON/


Colorado student is happily surprised by a beach ball that lands in her lap during the graduation ceremony Saturday morning at Nottingham Field.

Congrats to college graduates This year’s class should be encouraged by increased earnings


ongratulations to recent University of Northern Colorado and Aims Community College graduates. We wish them luck in their pursuit of employment or additional education. For those entering the job market, we know they still face a challenging economy, though it’s better than it has been in recent years. Some students in high-demand fields have already landed a job, while others may find it more difficult to land a position related to their course of study. For UNC students, graduation from a university affords somewhat of an elite status. According to data from the National Center for Education Statistics, just a little more than half of the students who enroll in a four-year institution earn a bachelor’s degree after five years of study. We are hoping this year’s graduates aren’t burdened with exorbitant student debt. According to the Pew Research Center, the average amount of student debt for those who borrowed for college is nearly $27,000. While this may seem high, it’s really about the price of a midrange new car. And the investment, including debt, can pay off in the long run. According to the Bureau of » Send a letter Labor StatisHave something to say? We’d like to hear it. tics there is The Tribune welcomes a $400 per letters to the editor from week differour readers. ence in earnLetters to the editor must be 300 words or less and ings between include your full name, those with a address and telephone high school number. Publication of letters are subject to veridiploma and fication of the writer. those with We will not publish letters a bachelor’s that include personal degree. Over attacks, attacks against businesses, assertions of the course of fact that have no source a career, that cited or that contain libelapproaches ous statements. Writers can have one nearly a milletter published every lion dollars. 30 days. All letters are And the subject to editing, both for content and for length. unemployQuestions should be diment rate is rected to Editorial Page less for those Editor Nate A. Miller at with degrees nmiller@greeleytribune. com or at (970) 392compared to those without. 4445. Aims graduates can also be encouraged by increased earnings resulting from earning a degree or certificate, especially if it is in a specific field of study. According to a report issued by the American Institutes for Research, recent graduates with an associate’s degree are estimated to earn $5,000 more annually than their counterparts with a high school diploma. And graduates with an Associate of Applied Science degree — which includes study in specialized areas such as health care, vehicle repair, construction and skilled trades — can often earn more their first year in the work for than those with a bachelor’s degree. We also hope many of the recent graduates will stick around. There’s a lot happening in Weld County these days, and we need all the bright and talented people we can get.

Is your well-loved historic home showing unwelcome signs of age? Would you like advice on how to restore your handsome but peeling front windows? What to do about a crack in the foundation? Come to “Dust to Dazzle: Historic Building Resource Fair” on Saturday. Some background to the resource fair: Every year the National Trust Marshall for Historic Preservation declares May to be S. Clough GUEST Historic Preservation Month. Following suit, COLUMNIST on May 7, Mayor Tom Norton proclaimed that this month would be dedicated to historic preservation in Greeley, celebrating the contribution historic buildings continue to make to the character of our community. There are more than 60 structures on Greeley’s historic register and the city features two historic districts, Downtown and Monroe. Most of the individual designees are private homes, but the register also includes the historic No. 3 Ditch, which has carried water through our city since the Union Colony was young. In Greeley, historic preservation is under the purview of the Community Development Department, which is headed by Brad Mueller. Our historic preservation specialist (some cities

don’t have one) is Betsy Kellums, who works closely with the seven-member Historic Preservation Commission, a body of residents appointed by the city council and charged with the responsibilities of administering the municipal historic preservation regulations and promoting preservation in Greeley. Every May the commission hosts an historic preservation reception. This year it will be held from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Greeley Recreation Center, 651 10th Ave. The event is free and open to the public. The commission will present awards to Jim Emmett for his significant contributions over the years to historic preservation and neighborhood revitalization in Greeley, to Choice Builders for outstanding preservation work in Greeley’s downtown, and to ABC Child Development for their rehabilitation and reuse of the East Ward School Building in the Sunrise neighborhood. The awards are well-deserved but much else will be happening that day at “Dust to Dazzle: Historic Building Resource Fair.” Owners of historic houses and buildings — and anyone else interested in renovating their home — will find a wealth of resources at the fair, from contacts with rehabilitation specialists to practical tips for do-ityourself to information on obtaining a Greeley building permit. Wood World Design, Moffatt Paint and Glass, Colorado Door Restorers, Empire Carpentry, Wattle and Daub

Contractors, the Building Inspection and Forestry Department, City of Greeley Museums, Historic Greeley Inc. and the Greeley Historic Preservation Commission will all have booths at “Dust to Dazzle.” In addition, there will be informative presentations on the challenges and opportunities in restoring historic buildings. At 9 a.m., Linde Thompson will speak on a restoration project she and her husband Ron have just completed, “Improvements at the Regent Apartments: Windows of Opportunity.” At 9:30 a.m., Patrick Eidman of History Colorado will speak on “The Economic Power of Heritage and Place,” providing specific details on grants and low-interest loans for historic homeowners. At 10 a.m., Thomas Tisthammer of Wattle and Daub Contractors will present on “Redeveloping Historic Buildings,” with examples from Greeley, Fort Collins and elsewhere in Colorado. At 11 a.m., Kevin Murray of Empire Carpentry, a specialist in the restoration of historic wood windows, will speak on “Window Repair: It’s not Rocket Science!” The awards will follow the presentations around 11:30 a.m. It will be a busy morning. Light refreshments will be available to sustain participants and members of the public. Marshall S. Clough is a retired University of Northern Colorado history professor and a member of Greeley’s Historic Preservation Commission.



Billboard is just a warning It just amazes me at how everything is turned into a racial thing. I was in Estes Park the last week of March and saw a T-shirt with the same picture and saying as the billboard in Greeley. I thought it was incredible then and I still do now. How hard is it to see that whoever is responsible for the T-shirts and/or billboards is trying to show the atrocity that was done to the American Indians years ago and is about to be repeated to all of us today? I do not believe anyone is trying to say anything other than watch out — the government is trying to promise you the sky and you may just end up with a reservation. Karen Moore, Greeley

Traveling Vietnam wall is coming to northern Colorado On the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., are approximately 58,272 names. It is a very sobering sight to walk along the wall, overwhelmed by all those names; watching comrades or family members of the fallen bent over in grief as they touch an etched name, noticing all the mementos left at the wall. Bringing the wall even closer to home, there are 623 Coloradans listed on it. Even closer yet, there are 10 young men from Greeley, one from Carr, three from Eaton, one from Evans, three from Fort Lupton, three from Hudson, one from Johnstown, one from Keenesburg, two from Kersey, one from LaSalle and one from Windsor listed. Over Memorial Day weekend, the traveling wall is coming to Fort Collins. It will be escorted into town on Wednesday, May 22, erected by noon on Thursday and open 24/7 to the public until Monday afternoon. Starting at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, there will be ceremony. “Taps” will be played every night at 7 p.m. On Sunday evening, after “Taps,” will be a living history gathering

where Vietnam veterans will share their stories. The wall is being hosted by the Veterans Plaza, which is located in Spring Canyon Park. Simply drive west on Horsetooth Road to its end. Please come out and honor those on the wall who gave the ultimate sacrifice and never came home. Just as important though, please come out to honor those who did come home. Sadly, they often came home to a less than pleasant welcome they did not deserve. To those of you who came home, thank you and welcome home! Brad Hoopes, Windsor

Share gun control responsibility It will be 20 years since I was treated for PTSD. I was treated for PTSD not because I was in the military, but because I was a victim of a workplace shooting in downtown Greeley. The shooter had a semi-automatic gun, and he shot my manager twice. That day my life was forever altered. I believe in our constitutional Second Amendment right, but remember this is not 1791. In 1791 the single shot musket put food on the table and won wars. If we were using the same weapons today, just think of the lives that would have been saved by loading a lead ball into a musket each time you wanted to shoot at something. If our Forefathers had any inkling or foresight on the turmoil this amendment has created, what would they do now to change the outcome on high-capacity bullets and assault weapons for the general public? What I have seen in the last 20 years is more senseless killing and a run on guns as if they are Hostess Twinkies. It’s time for all of us to share the responsibility of gun control. Our laws should be relevant to today’s society, and our citizens have the right to be safe just as much as our citizens have the right to bear arms. Linda santora, Greeley

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ÂŤ TRIBUTES Beverly “Bevâ€? Loyd Baxley June 3, 1943-May 2, 2013

Age: 69 Residence: Laporte Bev Baxley, of Laporte, died May 2, 2013, at her home, while being cared for by her loving husband, Robert. Beverly Ann Loyd was born June 3, 1943, in Hanna, Wyo., to William and Marie (Peden) Loyd. Bev attended school in Hanna Baxley and, in 1952, moved to Laporte, Colo., where she completed her schooling and graduated from CLP in 1961. Bev married Robert A Baxley Jr. on June 2, 1963, in Fort Collins. After their marriage, Bev followed her husband to Fort Collins, Black Hawk, Longmont, Greeley and finally back to Laporte since 1992. Although Bev did not work outside the home, she had a priceless following. She enjoyed life by bowling, playing Bunco, going to the Red Hats Society, taking a trip whenever she could, watching the Denver Broncos and being with family and friends. She really embraced us all. Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Robert of Laporte; son, Bob Baxley and his wife Laura of Greeley; daughter, Brenda Rotter and her husband Mike also of Greeley; and five grandchildren, Anna, Krue, Kian, Adam and Sean. She leaves behind a brother, Clint Loyd and Carol (Collier) of Laramie; brother, Dick Loyd and wife Dixie of Fort Collins; and lots of loving relatives. Preceding Bev in death were her father, William E. Loyd; mother, Marie; and brother, William A Loyd.

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reich; sister, Lula Henderson; brother, Walter James “Bud� Henderson; and sister-in-law, Isabelle Henderson. Visitation will be held from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Allnutt Macy Chapel, with service at 10 a.m. Thursday at the chapel, and interment at Linn Grove Cemetery. A reception will follow in the Allnutt Reception Center. Memorial contributions may be made to the Platte Valley FFA Foundation, in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 702 13th St., Greeley, CO 80631. Friends may view the online obituary and send condolences at

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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 Family members also may call (970) 3924471 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. Open house will be held at the Bellvue Grange from 2-6 p.m. on May 19, 2013, with a 3 p.m. celebration of life gathering. Please note, recent construction on the Rist Canyon Road Poudre River bridge will detour you to the intersection of North Overland Trail and Bingham Hill Road, then over the hill and turn right to the grange. Handicapped parking will be available at the grange, otherwise it will be first come first served. There will be a shuttle available from the Park and Ride at Watson Lake. Memorial contributions may be made to Bellvue Grange 456 or Pathways Hospice, in care of the Bohlender Funeral Chapel, 121 W. Olive St., Fort Collins, CO 80524. Friends may send condolences to the family at www.

Age: 88 Residence: Gill Alice Lucille “Toodie� Heidenreich, 88, of Gill, died at her home on May 10, 2013. She was born May 23, 1924, in rural Galeton, to Walter and Dorothy (Siegrist) Henderson. Toodie married Oliver H. Heiden- Heidenreich reich on March 8, 1945, and he died on April 17, 2001. Toodie was raised in the Gill and Galeton area, where she attended school and lived her entire life. She helped her husband on the farm, driving trucks, irrigating, milking cows and harvesting. Toodie had beautiful gardens, enjoyed cooking, noodle-making and canning with her family, scrapbooking, embroidery and camping with the Red Dale Camping Club, but family was most important to her. Toodie is survived by her son, Oliver Jack (Pam) Heidenreich; five grandchildren, Billinda (Todd) Mitchell-Mueller, Kendra (David) Venable, Tyler (Becky) Heidenreich, Jayme (Chad) Gettman and Clint (Shawna) Heidenreich; and 14 great-grandchildren, Alyssa (Jake) Mitchell, Laneya Mitchell, Levi and Luke Venable, Wyatt (Talara) Heidenreich, Weston and Landree Heidenreich, Tanner and Jayden Gettman, Liberty, Noah and Emmarie Heidenreich and Ashley and Katie Mueller. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Judith Lee Hird and son-in-law, William K. Hird; granddaughter, Rashea Dawn Heidenreich; greatgrandson, Walker Jack Heiden-

Myrna Edna Stewart March 2, 1944-May 12, 2013

Age: 69 Residence: Eaton Myrna Edna Stewart, 69, of Eaton, entered her eternal home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, May 12, 2013, at her home. She was born March 2, 1944, in McCook, Neb., to Albert and Edna Stewart ( B a m e s b e r ge r ) Troester. Myrna graduated from Bartley High School in 1962. Following graduation, she attended McCook Junior College and graduated with an associate’s degree in education. While teaching fifth and sixth grades in Holbrook, Neb., she married Larry Ingram. Together they had four children. They later divorced. In 1980, Myrna married Frank “Pancho� Stewart. They were married almost two years when Pancho was killed in a tragic accident. In 1985, Myrna married Dean Duffield, resulting in the birth of her fifth child. They divorced in 2003.

Through the years, Myrna traveled as a speaker with Stonecroft Ministries. She made many friends while sharing her testimony and many women came to know the Lord. Myrna was an active member of the Evangelical Free Church of Eaton. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting and was known as the “Pie Lady,� her delicious pies being her trademark. Her family also loved eating her red velvet cakes she made for family birthday celebrations. Myrna is survived by her five children, Greg (Leah) Ingram, Greeley, Lori (Dave) Ingram, Loveland, Monte (Tamy) Ingram, Eaton, Scott (Megan) Ingram, Parker, Colo., Spencer (Trish) Duffield, Forest Grove, Ore.; a brother, Mervin (Karen ) Troester, Lincoln, Neb.; a sister, Irene (Alan) Smith, Comfort, Texas; a sister-in-law, Sandra Sappington; six stepchildren; eight grandchildren, Sara, Taylor, Max, Tyson, Kennedi, Colton, Kacie and Hayes; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank “Pancho� Stewart; and her parents, Albert and Edna Troester. Graveside services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Greeley. A memorial service to celebrate Myrna’s life will follow at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Evangelical Free Church of Eaton, 1325 3rd St. in Eaton. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Memorial gifts may be made to the Evangelical Free Church of Eaton, in care of Moser Funeral Service, 3501 S. 11th Ave., Evans, CO 80620. An online obituary and guest book are at

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HOUSTON ASTROS PRESIDENT GEORGE POSTOLOS RESIGNS DETROIT — George Postolos is leaving the Houston Astros, despite what he insists are better days ahead for the struggling team. “I know it’s going to be successful,” he said. “That’s tough to step away from that.” Postolos resigned as president and CEO of the Astros on Monday, returning to sports consulting work in the midst of what looks as though it could be the team’s third consecutive season of at least 100 losses. Postolos worked for seven years with Houston businessman Jim Crane to buy a sports franchise and it wound up being the Astros. He had been Astros president and CEO since November 2011. “I am very proud of what Jim accomplished with my help — acquiring a major league franchise with a strong and diverse ownership group, developing and implementing a good plan for the team’s future, and assembling a first-rate management team,” Postolos said in a statement. “I look forward to helping other investors pursue their objectives in sports knowing that Jim and the Astros’ organization are off to a great start and well positioned for future success.” In a brief telephone interview with The Associated Press, he said the decision to leave was his. “It’s one of those things, where there’s no perfect time to leave,” he said. “But it’s a good time because a lot of the key pieces are in place.” Wire reports



NATIONAL & STATE PLAYOFF BASKETBALL HEAT 88, Bulls 65 GRIZZLIES 103, Thunder 97 PLAYOFF HOCKEY BRUINS 5, Maple Leafs 4 RANGERS 5, Capitals 0 PRO BASEBALL CUBS 9, Rockies 1 INDIANS 1, Yankees 0 YANKEES 7, Indians 0 TIGERS 7, Astros 2 CARDINALS 6, Mets 3 BREWERS 5, Pirates 1



TIGER WOODS (RED SHIRT), center, and Casey Wittenberg play the 17th hole during the final round of The Players Championship Sunday at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

« WOODS, LIKE Nicklaus, learned to not beat himself By Doug Ferguson


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and Jack Nicklaus have never had a conversation longer than a couple of minutes, and rarely about golf. Maybe it’s because they already think along the same lines when it comes to winning tournaments. The Players Championship was another example of how Woods rarely beats himself. Nicklaus was under the oak tree at Augusta National last month after hitting his ceremonial tee shot when he talked about one that got away, the first time he had a share of the lead going into the final round of a major and didn’t win. It was the 1971 Masters, and he found the water trying to reach the 15th green with a 3-wood.

“I don’t like to waste a tournament on one shot,” Nicklaus said. “If I was today thinking about strategy of what I wanted to do on that, I probably wouldn’t have done it. I put myself out of the tournament. One shot shouldn’t be a shot that puts you out of

PRO BASEBALL What: Colorado Rockies at Chicago Cubs Where: Wrigley Field in Chicago When: 6 p.m. TV: ROOT PLAYOFF BASKETBALL What: Western Conference Semifinals: Golden State Warriors at San Antonio Spurs Where: AT&T Center in San Antonio When: 7:30 tonight TV: TNT B2: Complete TV listing


WEDNESDAY: Find out how the Golden State Warriors are faring on their quest to upset the San Antonio Spurs. THURSDAY: Check in to see how the Colorado Rockies fared in the final game of a three-game set against the Cubbies and Wrigley Field in Chicago. FRIDAY: See how the area's participants fared during the first day of the high school state track meet.


thumbs-up as he holds the trophy after winning The Players Championship golf tournament. the tournament.” The island green on the TPC Sawgrass is nothing like the 15th at Augusta National, but it’s hard not to think about Nicklaus when reviewing the hole that settled a weekend duel between Woods and Sergio Garcia.

Woods was standing on the 17th tee Sunday when he looked over and saw Garcia approaching the par-5 16th green with a putter in hand, realizing he was there in two and at worst would make birdie to tie Woods for the lead. The pin was in its traditional Sunday location, the back right corner behind the bunker. Finding land is always the priority. From there, it’s a bonus to catch the ridge that feeds the golf ball down a gentle slope toward the hole. “The thing is, you can get baited into hitting it over there, and that’s the hard part,” Woods said. “I thought that the prudent play for me was hit it in the center of the green, even left-center, and try and hit kind of a pull-cut. It I hit a pull-cut, it’s going to have a little bit of distance to it, and it might have the shape where it might land up on top and feed down. But when I hit it, a little bit of gust came up and it stalled out.” The ball stayed on the front of the green, leaving a difficult putt from 45 feet. Woods hit a lot of good putts that didn’t go in Sunday. This might have been the best putt that he wasn’t expecting to go in. The pace was perfect, 3 feet away, and he made his par. Mission accomplished. Garcia, who two-putted for birdie on the 16th, was standing on the 17th tee watching Woods make his par.



Morgan to step down at Platte Valley Bobby FERNANDEZ County Schools Notes

Several years ago, Steve Morgan and Lyons athletic director Kathleen Leiding started the Patriot League. Since then, many of the area’s top midsize prep programs followed suit, forming one of the most competitive Class 3A leagues in the state. Morgan has made a career out of setting the standard. In fact, during his 29 years

at Platte Valley, Morgan has routinely set the bar at a level at which fellow coaches, athletic directors and prep programs try to match. After 17 years coaching the Broncos in various sports, followed by 12 years of serving as Platte Valley’s athletic director, Morgan has decided to retire at the end of this school year. Morgan said this past week,

it has really begun to sink in that he is just a couple more weeks from cleaning out his office and beginning a muchdeserved retirement. “This week, it kind of hit me,” Morgan said on Thursday. “We had an awards night (Wednesday) night, and our booster club honored me. And it was tough, because Platte Valley has been my only job. It’s

the only place I’ve ever been. ... This last week or two has really been a time to reflect.” Morgan said it might take some time to get used to not waking up at the crack of dawn every morning and driving to the high school



Wood solid as Cubs cruise past Rockies Associated Press CHICAGO — Travis Wood pitched seven scoreless innings and the Chicago Cubs came within two outs of their first shutout since last August in a 9-1 win over the Colorado Rockies on Monday night. Alfonso Soriano homered for Chicago, which has won three straight for the second time this season. The Cubs’ 14 hits were one short of a season high. Josh Rutledge hit a home run off Carlos Marmol with one out in the ninth, ruining the Cubs’ bid for their first shutout win since they beat Colorado on Aug. 26. The Cubs have gone 74 games between shutouts, their longest streak since going 75 in a row from May 15 until Aug. 6, 1999, according to STATS. Wood (4-2) allowed two hits while strik-

ing out two for his major league-leading eighth quality start. He’s the first Cubs pitcher since Hippo Vaughn in 1919 to start with eight quality starts. Wood also had two hits and an RBI. Juan Nicasio (3-1) recovered from a shaky first two innings to last six for Colorado, allowing five runs and eight hits in his first loss of the season. Nicasio, who hasn’t won since beating Arizona on April 26, allowed all five runs over the first two innings but finished with four scoreless. The Rockies have lost five of six and have scored 12 runs over those games. They were shut out twice over the weekend by St. Louis before scoring eight runs Sunday.


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CHICAGO CUBS’ TRAVIS WOOD pitches against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, May 13, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jim Prisching)

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Grizzlies shock Thunder in overtime By Teresa M Walker Associated Press

MEMPHIS, TENN. — The Grizzlies are proving they know how to grab an advantage and hold onto it this postseason. Tony Allen scored on a driving layup to open overtime and the Grizzlies held off the Oklahoma City Thunder 103-97 Monday night to push the defending Western Conference champions to the edge of elimination. The Grizzlies shook off a first half in which they couldn’t hit shots and the Thunder seemingly couldn’t miss in building their largest lead in this series at 17 points. But the Grizzlies have yet to lose on their home court this postseason, and they won their third straight and sev-

enth in eight games to grab a 3-1 lead in the series. Game 5 is Wednesday night in Oklahoma City. The Grizzlies outscored the Thunder 9-3 in overtime. Kevin Durant scored 27 points but missed all five of his shots in the extra period, including a layup in the final seconds. Durant went 2 of 13 in the fourth quarter and overtime and had only five points. The All Star played 48 minutes and was just short on his shots as the game wore on. Durant got the help from his teammates that he had been needing. Kevin Martin scored 18 points, Serge Ibaka had his best game of the series with 17 points and 14 rebounds, and Reggie Jackson had 15. Nick Collison

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12, while Gasol had 23 and 11 along with six blocks on the day the Defensive Player of Year was named to the NBA’s second All-Defensive team along with Conley, who had four steals.


MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES’ MIKE CONLEY, right, and Marc Gasol (33) work against Oklahoma City’s Thabo Sefolosha (2) Monday in Memphis, Tenn. even added 10. Mike Conley led Memphis with 24 points and


after hitting wall LOS ANGELES

Bryce Harper has left the game in the fifth inning after the Washington Nationals star ran full-on into the scoreboard in right field at Dodger Stadium. Harper was trying to make a play on a ball hit by A.J. Ellis when he smacked face-first into the scoreboard. The impact sent his cap flying as he bounced off the wall and crumpled to the ground. Center fielder Denard Span had to come in to field the ball. Harper rolled onto his back and eventually got up under his own power. Streaks of blood were evident on his neck as he walked off the field. It was the right fielder’s second game back after missing two games with an ingrown toenail.


Vikings see the light with design of new stadium MINNEAPOLIS

Opening the roof over the new home of the Minnesota Vikings would have forced planners of the $975 million project to eliminate some of the fancy features. So the team, the public agency in charge of the stadium and the architects designing it literally saw the light. The yetto-be-named multi-purpose facility will have a translucent roof and moveable front windows. Bryan Trubey, the lead architect for the project for the Dallas-based HKS Sports and Entertainment Group, presented images to a crowd of fans, public officials and members of the Vikings organization Monday night. The event took place at the Guthrie Theater, a few blocks from where the stadium will be built in downtown Minneapolis. It will replace the 31-year-old Metrodome, which the Vikings will vacate after the 2013 season. They’ll play outside at the University of Minnesota’s TCF Bank Stadium for two years while the new venue is under construction. In 2016, the Vikings will move back indoors. From the look of the new 65,000-seat building, though, they’ll feel a little like they’re playing in the elements, albeit with a controlled climate and protection from the rain, wind and snow. “It’s a beautiful building,” center John Sullivan said after the unveiling.


OJ returns to Las Vegas court in bid for new trial LAS VEGAS

A weary-looking O.J. Simpson, weighed down by shackles and more than four years in prison, shuffled into a Las Vegas courtroom Monday hoping to eventually walk out a free man. His arrival to ask for a new trial in the armed robbery-kidnapping case that sent him to prison could be heard before he was seen — as a loud rattling of the chains that bound his hands to his waist and restrained his feet. After the 65-year-old Simpson was seated, a guard removed his handcuffs and clicked them onto the chair arms next to him. The once glamorous football star and TV pitchman was subdued in his dingy blue prison uniform. Grayer and heavier, he briefly flashed a smile and mouthed a greeting to people he recognized before being stopped by a bailiff.

« Rangers’ Ryan says time

needed to understand role


Nolan Ryan says he let speculation about his future with the Texas Rangers go on for weeks because he “needed to visit” with owners Bob Simpson and Ray Davis to get a better understanding of his role in the front office. The Hall of Fame pitcher’s radio appearance Monday was his first interview since Ryan ended the uncertainty by announcing in a statement April 10 that he was staying as chief executive officer. Ryan’s statement came almost six weeks after the club announced he was no longer team president. General manager Jon Daniels and chief operating officer Rick George were promoted and given presidential titles. Ryan says he now has a clear idea of his role and “everything’s going smoothly.”

« Ankiel signs with Mets, starts in center field


The New York Mets signed Rick Ankiel and started him in center field on Monday night against the St. Louis Cardinals, the team that converted him from wild pitcher to outfielder. The 33-year-old Ankiel thought it a bit comforting that he returned to the majors in St. Louis, where he arrived as a hard-throwing lefty starter in 1999 but couldn’t control his pitches. He’s been an outfielder since 2005 and hit a careerbest 25 homers with 71 RBIs for the Cardinals in 2008. “Obviously, I’ve played here in Busch Stadium quite a bit, and it’s just kind of ironic the first game back is here in St. Louis,” Ankiel said. “But it’ll be fun and I’m excited to get out there.” Ankiel, recently cut loose by the last-place Houston Astros, received a smattering of cheers each at-bat.

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Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph each had double-doubles. Randolph had 23 and

MEN’S COLLEGE BASEBALL UNC at NYIT, noon TRACK & FIELD Class 1A-5A State Meet, at JeffCo Stadium, all day.


UNC at NYIT (DH), 10 a.m. BASEBALL State Tournaments, TBA BOYS SWIMMING & DIVING Class 5A State Championships, at Grand Junction, all day; Class 4A State Championships, at VMAC, all day. TRACK & FIELD Class 1A-5A State Meet, at JeffCo Stadium, all day.


BASEBALL 6 p.m. : (ROOT) MLB — Colorado Rockies at Chicago Cubs. From Wrigley Field in Chicago. BASKETBALL 5 p.m. (TNT) NBA — Eastern Conference Semifinal: New York Knicks at Indiana Pacers. 7:30 p.m. (TNT) NBA — Western Conference Semifinal: Golden State Warriors at San Antonio Spurs. BICYCLING 3 p.m. W (NBCSP) Cycling — Tour of California, Stage 3. From Palmdale to Santa Clarita. HOCKEY 5:30 p.m. W (NBCSP) NHL — Eastern Conference Semifinal: Ottawa Senators at Pittsburgh Penguins. SOCCER 11 p.m. 2 (ALT2) MLS — Colorado Rapids at Columbus Crew. From Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.


BASEBALL 11 a.m. 4 (WGN-A) MLB — Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins. From Target Field in Minneapolis. 5 p.m. ; (ESPN) MLB — Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays. 6 p.m. : (ROOT) MLB — Colorado Rockies at Chicago Cubs. From Wrigley Field in Chicago. BASKETBALL 5 p.m. (TNT) NBA — Eastern Conference Semifinal: Chicago Bulls at Miami Heat. 7:30 p.m. (TNT) NBA — Western Conference Semifinal: Memphis Grizzlies at Oklahoma City Thunder. BICYCLING 3 p.m. W (NBCSP) Cycling — Tour of California, Stage 4. From Santa Clarita to Santa Barbara. GOLF 5 a.m. V (GOLF) European PGA — Volvo World Match Play Championship, Day One. From Kavarna, Bulgaria. HOCKEY 6 p.m. W (NBCSP) NHL — Western Conference Semifinal: Detroit Red Wings at Chicago Blackhawks. RUGBY 10 p.m. W (NBCSP) Rugby World Cup Sevens

SOCCER 1 p.m. 2 (ALT2) MLS — Colorado Rapids at Columbus Crew. From Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. WRESTLING 1:30 p.m. W (NBCSP) Wrestling — United States vs. Iran.


ACTION SPORTS 10 a.m. ; (ESPN) X Games — Barcelona. From Barcelona, Spain. 6 p.m. < (ESPN2) X Games — Barcelona. From Barcelona, Spain. BASEBALL 6:30 p.m. : (ROOT) MLB — San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies. From Coors Field in Denver. BASKETBALL 6 p.m. ; (ESPN) NBA — Conference Semifinal: Teams TBA. 6 p.m. (TNT) NBA — Indiana Pacers at New York Knicks. Eastern Conference Semifinal, Game 5. (If necessary). 8:30 p.m. ; (ESPN) NBA — Conference Semifinal: Teams TBA. 12 a.m. < (ESPN2) NBA — Conference Semifinal: Teams TBA. BICYCLING 2:30 p.m. W (NBCSP) Cycling — Tour of California, Stage 5. From Santa Barbara to Avila Beach. GOLF 10:30 a.m. V (GOLF) PGA — BMW Charity Pro-Am, First Round. From Greer, S.C. 1 p.m. V (GOLF) PGA — HP Byron Nelson Championship, First Round. From Irving, Texas. 4:30 p.m. V (GOLF) LPGA — Mobile Bay Classic, First Round. From Mobile, Ala. HOCKEY 6:30 a.m. W (NBCSP) Hockey — 2013 IIHF World Championship, Second Quarterfinal: Teams TBA. 9 a.m. W (NBCSP) Hockey — 2013 IIHF World Championship, Third Quarterfinal: Teams TBA. 12 p.m. W (NBCSP) Hockey — 2013 IIHF World Championship, Fourth Quarterfinal: Teams TBA. 5:30 p.m. W (NBCSP) NHL — Conference Semifinal: Teams TBA.

« SPORTSHISTORY TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY … 1913 — Washington’s Walter Johnson gives up a run in the fourth inning against the St. Louis Browns to end his streak of 56 scoreless innings. The Senators win 10-5. 1919 — Four days after his Kentucky Derby victory, Sir Barton, ridden by Johnny Loftus, wins the Preakness Stakes by four lengths over Eternal. 1920 — Walter Johnson of the Washington Senators records his 300th victory with a 9-8 win over the Detroit Tigers. 1967 — Mickey Mantle’s 500th home run, off Stu Miller, lifts the New York Yankees to a 6-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. 1977 — The Montreal Canadiens edge the Boston Bruins 2-1 to win the Stanley Cup in four games. 1981 — The Boston Celtics win the NBA championship with a 102-91 victory over the Houston Rockets in Game 6. 1993 — Billy Mayfair shoots a 61, the 11th-best score in PGA Tour history, in the Byron Nelson Classic. 1995 — Kelly Robbins overcomes a threeshot deficit in the final seven holes to win the LPGA Championship by a stroke over defending champion Laura Davies. 1999 — Annika Sorenstam shoots an 11-under 61, the best score in LPGA history on

a par-72 course, to take a two-shot lead over Michelle McGann after the opening round of the Sara Lee Classic. 2003 — Jean-Sebastien Giguere stops 35 shots for his third straight shutout as Anaheim beats Minnesota 4-0 and takes a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference finals. He’s the first goalie in modern NHL history to record three consecutive shutouts in the next-to-last round of the playoffs. 2004 — Richard Jefferson scores 18 of his 31 points after regulation to lead New Jersey to a 127-120 triple-overtime victory over Detroit and a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals. The last playoff game to be decided in three overtimes was Phoenix’s 129-121 victory over Chicago in Game 3 of the 1993 NBA Finals. 2006 — Rafael Nadal beats Roger Federer in a five-set match to successfully defend his Rome Masters title and tie Guillermo Vilas’ record 53-match winning streak on clay in the Open era. 2010 — The Philadelphia Flyers overcome a couple of 3-0 deficits to finish off the Boston Bruins. Simon Gagne scores on a power play with 7:08 left to cap a comeback from a threegoal deficit, and the Flyers win 4-3 for a berth in the Eastern Conference finals. The Bruins become the third team in NHL history to lose a series after winning the first three games.

HEAT 88, BULLS 65 In Chicago, LeBron James and the Miami Heat didn’t even give the Chicago Bulls room to breathe, practically squeezing the playoff life out of them to take a commanding lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal. Another effort like this will seal it. James scored 27 points and the Heat nearly matched a franchise record for fewest points allowed in a playoff game, pounding the listless and short-handed Bulls 88-65 on Monday night to take a 3-1 lead in the series. “We worked for it,” said Heat forward Chris Bosh. “I never like to say that things are easy.” The Heat sure made it look that way, though.

The 65 points allowed were only two more than the all-time postseason low for a Miami opponent, and it was easily the worst offensive performance by a Chicago team in the playoffs. Never before had the Bulls scored fewer than 69 in a playoff game nor 10 or less in a quarter during the postseason, but both those marks fell on a night when they were dominated on both ends of the floor. Miami led by 11 at the half and put this one away in the third quarter, outscoring Chicago 17-9 in the period. Now the Heat will try to wrap up the series at home Wednesday night, taking what they hope will be the next step toward a second straight championship. It’s hard to believe the Bulls won the series opener the way the past three games have gone. Miami pounded Chicago in Game 2, coming away with its most lopsided playoff victory while handing the Bulls their worst ever postseason loss — and the Heat continued to roll from there.

« SCOREBOARD series 3-1


Today New York at Indiana, 5 p.m. Golden State at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m.


8:30 — Don Kammerer, Joe Harter, Al Slighter, Terry Emerine; 8:38 — Don Roquet, Harold Felderman, Steve Jones; 8:44 — Norman Walso, Bill Olson, Curt Daise; 8:52 — Bob DeRaad, L. G. Duncan, Richard Einerson


1A — Robert Waag, Sam Moncrief, Wayne Flickner, Frankie Perea; 1B — Ron Broda, Rick Stone, Dave Englund, Conrad Ouellette; 18A — Tom Sullivan, Harold Williams, Bruce Ashley, Don Tapp; 18B — Gary Emmons, Jack Richardson, Wayne Trainer, Stan Snow; 17 — Dave Barber, Ed Dill, Rick Hartman, Frank Torres; 16A — Bob Guerrero, Bob Brinster. Bob Snider, Larry Hicks; 16B — Chuck Henderson, Rob Dinges, Dave Bagley, Ken Shiflet; 15A — Bob Creed, Keith Sommerfeld, Donald Wambolt, Jerry Pisano; 15B — Del Ross, Phil Woodend, Claude Buehrle; 14 — Gene Brooks, Don O’Brian, Ken Rutz

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

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Sunday Cincinnati 5, Milwaukee 1 Pittsburgh 3, N.Y. Mets 2 Chicago Cubs 2, Washington 1 Tampa Bay 4, San Diego 2 ROCKIES 8, St. Louis 2 San Francisco 5, Atlanta 1 L.A. Dodgers 5, Miami 3 Philadelphia 4, Arizona 2, 10 innings Monday Milwaukee 5, Pittsburgh 1 St. Louis 6, N.Y. Mets 3 Chicago Cubs 9, ROCKIES 1 Atlanta 10, Arizona 1 Washington 6, L.A. Dodgers 2 Today Cleveland (Kazmir 2-1) at Philadelphia (Pettibone 2-0), 5:05 p.m. Milwaukee (Lohse 1-4) at Pittsburgh (Locke 3-1), 5:05 p.m. San Diego (Cashner 2-2) at Baltimore (Tillman 3-1), 5:05 p.m. San Francisco (Zito 3-1) at Toronto (Dickey 2-5), 5:07 p.m. Cincinnati (H.Bailey 1-3) at Miami (Nolasco 2-4), 5:10 p.m. ROCKIES (Francis 1-3) at Chicago Cubs (Villanueva 1-2), 6:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Gee 2-4) at St. Louis (Gast 0-0), 6:15 p.m. Atlanta (Teheran 2-0) at Arizona (Corbin 5-0), 7:40 p.m. Washington (Haren 4-3) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 3-2), 8:10 p.m. Wednesday San Diego at Baltimore, 10:35 a.m. Cleveland at Philadelphia, 11:05 a.m. Atlanta at Arizona, 1:40 p.m. Milwaukee at Pittsburgh, 5:05 p.m. San Francisco at Toronto, 5:07 p.m. Cincinnati at Miami, 5:10 p.m. ROCKIES at Chicago Cubs, 6:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at St. Louis, 6:15 p.m. Washington at L.A. Dodgers, 8:10 p.m.

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

W L Pct GB 24 14 .632 — 20 20 .500 5 18 20 .474 6 14 24 .368 10 10 29 .256 14½ W L Pct GB 24 14 .632 — 23 15 .605 1 22 16 .579 2 19 18 .514 4½ 15 24 .385 9½ W L Pct GB 21 15 .583 — 21 16 .568 ½ 19 16 .543 1½ 18 17 .514 2½ 15 21 .417 6 Monday Cleveland 1, N.Y. Yankees 0, 1st game N.Y. Yankees 7, Cleveland 0, 2nd game Detroit 7, Houston 2 Minnesota 10, Chicago White Sox 3 Kansas City 11, L.A. Angels 4 Oakland 5, Texas 1 Today Cleveland (Kazmir 2-1) at Philadelphia (Pettibone 2-0), 5:05 p.m. San Diego (Cashner 2-2) at Baltimore (Tillman 3-1), 5:05 p.m. Seattle (F.Hernandez 5-2) at N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 4-3), 5:05 p.m. San Francisco (Zito 3-1) at Toronto (Dickey 2-5), 5:07 p.m. Houston (Harrell 3-3) at Detroit (Fister 4-1), 5:08 p.m. Boston (Lackey 1-3) at Tampa Bay (M.Moore 6-0), 5:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Peavy 4-1) at Minnesota (Correia 4-2), 6:10 p.m. Kansas City (Guthrie 5-0) at L.A. Angels (Vargas 1-3), 8:05 p.m. Texas (D.Holland 3-2) at Oakland (Colon 3-2), 8:05 p.m.

BASKETBALL NBA DAILY PLAYOFF GLANCE (x-if necessary) (Best-of-7) CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS Saturday, May 11 Memphis 87, Oklahoma City 81 Indiana 82, New York 71, Indiana leads series 2-1 Sunday, May 12 Golden State 97, San Antonio 87, OT, series tied 2-2 Monday, May 13 Miami 88, Chicago 65, Miami leads series 3-1 Memphis 103, Oklahoma City 97, OT, Memphis leads


Tuesday, May 7 San Jose 4, Vancouver 3, San Jose wins series 4-0 Thursday, May 9 Ottawa 6, Montreal 1, Ottawa wins series 4-1 Chicago 5, Minnesota 1, Chicago wins series 4-1 Friday, May 10 Los Angeles 2, St. Louis 1, Los Angeles wins series 4-2 Saturday, May 11 Pittsburgh 4, N.Y. Islanders 3, OT, Pittsburgh wins series 4-2 Sunday, May 12 Detroit 3, Anaheim 2, Detroit wins series 4-3 Monday, May 13 Boston 5, Toronto 4, OT, Boston wins series 4-3 N.Y. Rangers 5, Washington 0, N.Y. Rangers wins series 4-3 CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7) Today Ottawa at Pittsburgh, 5:30 p.m. San Jose at Los Angeles, 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 15 Detroit at Chicago, 6 p.m. Thursday, May 16 N.Y. Rangers at Boston, 5:30 p.m. San Jose at Los Angeles, 8 p.m.

ET CETERA Monday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Optioned LHP Mike Belfiore to Norfolk (IL). CLEVELAND INDIANS—Optioned 3B Lonnie Chisenhall to Columbus (IL). Selected the contract of LHP David Huff from Columbus. Recalled RHP Trevor Bauer from Columbus. DETROIT TIGERS—Placed OF Austin Jackson on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Sunday. Recalled OF Avisail from Toledo (IL). HOUSTON ASTROS—Announced the resignation of president and CEO George Postolos. NEW YORK YANKEES—Recalled RHP Brett Marshall from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Optioned OF Brennan Boesch to Scranton/WilkesBarre. National League CHICAGO CUBS—Agreed to terms with 1B Anthony Rizzo on a seven-year contract. CINCINNATI REDS—Assigned C Corky Miller outright to Louisville (IL). MIAMI MARLINS—Optioned C Kyle Skipworth to New Orleans (PCL). Placed OF Austin Kearns on the restricted list. NEW YORK METS—Agreed to terms with OF Rick Ankiel on a one-year contract. Optioned OF Andrew Brown to Las Vegas (PCL). Transferred RHP Jenrry Mejia to the 60-day DL. PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Reinstated INF Neil Walker from the 15-day DL. Optioned INF Jordy Mercer to Indianapolis (IL). ST. LOUIS CARDINALS—Placed RHP Jake Westbrook on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 9. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES—Announced assistant coach Barry Hecker has left the team. FOOTBALL National Football League ARIZONA CARDINALS—Promoted Dru Grigson to director of college scouting, Quentin Harris to director of pro scouting, and Josh Scobey to pro scout. Named Terry McDonough eastern regional scout, John Mancini area scout-midwest, Debbie Pollom college scouting coordinator and Glen Fox and Darius Vinnett scouting assistants. ATLANTA FALCONS—Signed CB Saeed Lee and K Jeremy Shelley. BUFFALO BILLS—Announced Buddy Nix is stepping down as executive vice president/general manager and will remain with the club as special assistant. CAROLINA PANTHERS—Signed WR Brenton Bersin, TE Logan Brock, C Brian Folkerts, DT Linden Gaydosh, WR Taulib Ikharo, LB Ben Jacobs, DE Louis Nzegwu and WR R.J. Webb. Waived WR Trey Diller, LB Damario Jeffery, DE Thomas Keiser and OL Zack Williams. CHICAGO BEARS—Signed WR Demetrius Fields, DT Corvey Irvin and DT Christian Tupou. Agreed to terms with CB Maurice Jones. Released LB Dom DeCicco and CB LeQuan Lewis. CINCINNATI BENGALS—Signed LB Sean Porter, HB Rex Burkhead and DT Terrence Stephens. Waived DT Travis Chappelear. CLEVELAND BROWNS—Signed DB Akeem Auguste, DB Abdul Kanneh, P T.J. Conley, DL Nicolas Jean-Baptiste and LB Ausar Walcott. Waived DB Kevin Barnes, DB Ricky Tunstall, WR Mike Edwards, DL Paipai Falemalu and P Jake Schum. DALLAS COWBOYS—Signed RB Joseph Randle, OL Edawn Coughman, OL D.J. Hall and WR Anthony Jones. Released OL Charlie Bryant and Aderious Simmons and WR Greg Herd. DETROIT LIONS—Signed C Darren Keyton. Released C Skyler Allen. GREEN BAY PACKERS—Signed FB Jonathan Amosa, LB Donte Savage, CB Brandon Smith, WR Tyrone Walker and LB Jarvis Wilson. Released LB Micah Johnson and FB Ryan Roberson. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS—Signed RB Knile Davis, DL Risean Broussard, S Greg Castillo, DE Miguel Chavis, S Justin Glenn, RB Jordan Roberts and DB James Rogers. Released FB Ryan D’Imperio, RB Nate Eachus and DB Jose Gumbs. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS—Signed OL Tyronne Green and OL R.J. Mattes. Released DL Brandon Deaderick and WR Andre Holmes. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS—Signed DE Baraka Atkins, WR Brent Leonard, DB Korey Lindsey, PK Jose Maltos, RB Khiry Robinson and G Jeremiah Warren. Waived RB Shawne Alston, CB Ryan Lacy and C Ryan Lee. OAKLAND RAIDERS—Signed CB Chance CaseyThomas, LB Eric Harper, WR Greg Jenkins, TE Jeron Mastrud, DE Ryan Robinson, C Andrew Robiskie and CB Mitchell White. Claimed WR Andre Holmes off waivers from New England. Waived CB Adrian Bushell, C Deveric Gallington, DB Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, TE Mickey Shuler and LS Adam Steiner. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS—Released LB Ramon Buchanon. Signed TE Victor Marshall and DE Benson Mayowa. TENNESSEE TITANS—Signed DT Antonio Johnson to a one-year contract. Waived LB Tom Wort. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS—Signed DE Steven Means and RB Mike James. WASHINGTON REDSKINS—Signed LB Brandon Jenkins and S Bacarri Rambo. Waived WR Jason Thompson.

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Bruins, Rangers win Game 7s By Jimmy Golen Associated Press

— Patrice Bergeron tied it with 51 seconds left in regulation then scored the gamewinner 6:05 into overtime on Monday night to give Boston a 5-4 victory over the Maple Leafs in Game 7 as the Bruins turned back Toronto’s comeback with a rally of their own. Tuukka Rask stopped 24 shots for Boston, which led the best-of-seven series 3-1 before the Maple Leafs won two in a row to force a seventh game. Toronto opened a 4-1 lead in the third period of the decisive game, but Boston cut the deficit to two midway through the third period and then scored twice in the final 82 seconds to force overtime. James Reimer made 30 saves for the Maple Leafs. Cody Franson scored twice, and former Bruin Phil Kessel had a goal and an assist for Toronto. The Bruins will play the winner of Game 7 between the New York Rangers and the Washington Capitals. They would open at home against the Rangers and on the road vs. Washington. The win completed a whipsaw of a weekend for Boston, which won Games 3 and 4 in Toronto last week to put the Maple Leafs on the brink of elimination, but failed to clinch at home on Friday and again in Game 6 when the series returned to the Air Canada Centre. The Bruins found out during the game that their plane had mechanical difficulties, so they returned to their Toronto hotel and flew back to Boston on Monday morning, just hours before the game. They appeared tired in the early part of the game, spotting Toronto a 4-1 lead on Nazem Kadri’s goal at 5:29 of the third period.



MATT KENNSETH’S PIT CREW works on his car during a pt stop on Saturday at the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race in Darlington, S.C.

JGR roars back on track By Jenna Fryer Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — When Joe Gibbs publicly addressed the illegal part found in Matt Kenseth’s engine, the team owner was respectful of NASCAR’s inspection process but adamant about the importance of not sullying Joe Gibbs Racing’s reputation over an infraction he insisted was not intentional. When an appeals board last week reduced most of the penalties NASCAR levied against JGR, Gibbs did not celebrate winning his case. His reaction was reserved, almost subdued, and nothing close to the celebration one might have expected over an issue that was so important to him. Perhaps it’s because JGR chose to do its celebrating on the race track. JGR came roaring back from two rocky weeks fighting NASCAR by blowing the

doors off the competition at Darlington Raceway, where it swept last weekend’s races. Kenseth won the Sprint Cup race on Saturday night, Kyle Busch won the Nationwide Series race on Friday night and nobody came close to challenging the organization. Busch routed the field in the Nationwide race and led JGR drivers Elliott Sadler and Brian Vickers across the finish line. Kenseth wound up fifth to give JGR first, second, third and fifth in the first race of the weekend. In the Cup race, it looked like it was going to be Busch again as he led a race-high 265 laps. But a flat tire in the homestretch caused Busch to fade to a sixth-place finish. Sailing past him was Kenseth for his series-leading third win of the season and teammate Denny Hamlin, who made it a 1-2 JGR finish in Hamlin’s first full race since suffering a compression fracture of a verte-

bra in his lower back. When asked to explain JGR’s performance at Darlington, team President J.D. Gibbs downplayed any magic formula. “I just think our whole team — we’ve just got a great team from top to bottom, drivers, crew chiefs, guys that travel, guys back at the shop,” Gibbs said. “I think that really pays off on the weekend. It pays off in Nationwide. That’s kind of our training ground for our guys to move up to Cup. Then it pays off in Cup. We have guys that work hard, long hours. They enjoy it. They enjoy winning races, too.” The weekend sweep came on the heels of a trying two weeks for the Gibbs organization. One of the connecting rods in Kenseth’s race-winning engine from Kansas did not meet the minimum weight requirements and NASCAR punished the organization with one of the

toughest penalties in recent history. Joe Gibbs didn’t dispute the part was illegal, and manufacturer Toyota accepted full blame. What was important to Gibbs was proving that there was no intent to deceive on the part of JGR or Toyota, and that the part did not provide any competitive advantage. So the team went through the appeals process for the first time in its history, and won a rare victory at the first level in getting most of the penalties reduced. Kenseth still had to go to Darlington without crew chief Jason Ratcliff, who had his suspension reduced from six races to one. It made no difference, though, as Kenseth was steady all weekend behind fill-in crew chief Wally Brown and found himself in position to pounce as Busch began to fade for the first Southern 500 win of Kenseth’s career.

But Nathan Horton brought Boston within two goals and then Milan Lucic and Bergeron scored 31 seconds apart in the final 1:22 after the Bruins pulled Rask for an extra skater. Bergeron ended it early in the overtime, sending his teammates pouring over the boards while the crowd fell into a frenzy. Or, at least, those who stayed: Hundreds if not more had left in the third period, then begged security to get back into the TD Garden after the Bruins rallied. Bergeron, who had only one goal in the first six games, had two goals and his first assist of the playoffs. Lucic had a goal — his second — and an assist, and Tyler Seguin had an assist for his first point of the postseason. RANGERS 5, CAPITALS 0 In Washington, led by Henrik Lundqvist’s 35 saves in a second consecutive shutout, and goals from some unlikely sources, the New York Rangers beat the Washington Capitals 5-0 in Game 7 Monday night to reach the Eastern Conference semifinals. New York contained Alex Ovechkin again and completed its comeback after trailing in the series 2-0 and 3-2 — the latest in Washington’s long history of playoff collapses. Sixth-seeded New York faces No. 4 Boston in the second round. It is the first time New York won a Game 7 on the road in its history. Arron Asham put New York ahead in the first period, before Taylor Pyatt and Michael Del Zotto made it 3-0 early in the second on goals 2:10 apart. Ryan Callahan added a goal 13 seconds into the third period, and when Mats Zuccarello scored with about 13½ minutes remaining, thousands of red-clad fans streamed to the exits. Soon after, when Lundqvist fell forward to smother a puck, chants of “Hen-reeek! Hen-reeek!” from the no-longer-outnumbered Rangers supporters rose in the arena. From the moment Mike Ribeiro’s overtime goal gave Washington a Game 5 victory, Lundqvist was simply superb.


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

Low 52

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


0.00" 1.73" 0.95" 6.51" 4.62"

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

Seattle 62 / 44

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

Sun and Moon Sunrise: 5:43 AM 5:42 AM 5:41 AM

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Sunset: 8:08 PM 8:09 PM 8:10 PM

Grass Mold Tree Weeds


Boise 74 / 47 San Francisco 67 / 51

Moderate Not Counted High Absent

Los Angeles 84 / 61 Phoenix 102 / 77

Tuesday's Ozone Forecast

Low 49

Warm, some sun

High 82


First May 18

Full May 25

Last May 31



9:25 AM 10:20 AM

11:56 PM none

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 June 8

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Cheyenne, Wyo.

Minneapolis 92 / 57 Chicago 87 / 69 Denver

New York 65 / 49

86 / 48 St. Louis 90 / 66

Raleigh 71 / 51 Atlanta 77 / 57

Dallas 88 / 66

Snow Mix

New Orleans 82 / 64 Miami 82 / 70


Valid at 5 p.m. Tuesday

Rain T-storms

Monday's National Extremes:

High: 115 at Death Valley, Calif. Low: 16 at Brimson, Minn.

Laramie 79 / 41

Rock Springs 77 / 46

Warm temps It will feel like summer across Weld county today with the warmest temperatures of the week, and so far this season. Mid to upper 80s are expected for highs in Greeley. The existing record for Denver is 87 degrees set in 1996. Skies will be partly sunny; there’s also a 20 percent chance of a stray afternoon shower or storm. Any activity that forms will fade after sunset. A better chance for rain and storms comes on Wednesday as temperatures drop back to the 70s. It won’t take long to warm back into the 80s. The rest of the week will feature few changes with highs close to 80 along with a few late day storms.

Ft. Collins 86 / 47

Craig 82 / 42

Gunnison 76 / 38

Cortez 84 / 47

Cheyenne 84 / 47 Ault 87 / 48

Loveland 86 / 47 Greeley 87 / 48 Granby Denver 71 / 33 86 / 48 Vail Castle 63 / 39 Rock 80 / 45

Grand Junction 88 / 56

Durango 78 / 42

Farmington 88 / 55

Scottsbluff 94 / 47



Sterling 90 / 51

Ft. Morgan 89 / 51 Limon 87 / 50 Burlington

Hi Akron 85 Alamosa 78 Aspen 74 Colorado Spgs. 82 Denver 85 86 Ft.Collins Fraser n/a Grand Junction 86 72 Gunnison 93 La Junta 83 Limon 86 Longmont 86 Loveland 89 Pueblo

61 / 38 Colo. Spgs Canon ~ City 81 / 51 La Junta Pueblo 85 / 53 91 / 54 92 / 57 Walsenburg 85 / 52

Alamosa 78 / 37


Lo Prcp 53 0.00" 29 0.00" 38 Trace" 50 0.00" 56 0.00" 49 0.00" n/a n/a" 52 0.00" 34 0.00" 52 0.00" 44 0.00" 48 0.00" 54 0.00" 49 Trace"

Hi 88 78 71 81 86 86 68 88 76 92 87 86 86 91

Raton 80 / 52

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Wednesday Hi Lo W 76 52 pc 77 37 pc 69 36 pc 75 49 th 76 48 th 75 47 th 64 34 th 88 53 pc 74 35 pc 85 54 pc 75 48 th 76 47 th 75 48 th 79 46 pc

Thursday Hi Lo W 82 54 pc 75 37 pc 68 36 pc 79 49 pc 80 49 pc 78 49 pc 64 34 pc 86 54 pc 72 34 pc 90 55 pc 80 50 pc 79 48 pc 79 49 pc 87 49 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

n/a Lowest Relative Humidity 16% *Growing Degree Days 10 *Corn GDD as of yesterday Hours of sunshine Evapotranspiration 0.42" and base 50 since 5/15/2013

Streamflow Information

Santa Fe 79 / 52

Lo 52 37 39 51 48 47 33 56 38 57 50 47 47 54

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

Stage(Feet) 0.63' 2.65' 2.69' 4.35' 4.01' 3.11'

Flow(cfps) 3 169 116 185 914 524

Wednesday Hi Lo W

Albany, N.Y. 68 Albuquerque 91 Amarillo 90 Anchorage 45 Asheville 80 Atlanta 86 Atlantic City 64 Austin 83 Baltimore 72 Billings 76 Birmingham 84 Bismarck 76 Boise 75 Boston 64 Brownsville 84 Buffalo 70 Burlington 68 Casper 81 Cheyenne 73 Chicago 81 Cincinnati 85 Cleveland 74 Colmbs., OH 84 Dallas 79 Des Moines 79 Detroit 81 El Paso 97 Fargo 75 Flagstaff 78 Honolulu 86 Houston 81 Indianapolis 84 Kansas City 82 Las Vegas 98 Los Angeles 77 Memphis 85 Miami Beach 82 Milwaukee 75 Mpls-St.Paul 79 Nashville 86 New Orleans 83 New York City 64 Oklahoma City 82 Omaha 78 Philadelphia 72 Phoenix 101 Pittsburgh 80 Portland, OR 68 Rapid City 75 Reno 81 St.Louis 86 Salt Lake 83 San Antonio 85 San Diego 70 San Fran. 67 Santa Fe 82 Seattle 64 Tampa Bay 86 Topeka 82 Tucson 99 Tulsa 78 Wash., DC 77 Wilmington 71

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Patience a key part to staying on top in golf « TIGER From B1 The Spaniard won The Players Championship in 2008 in a playoff on the 17th hole. Paul Goydos came up short and in the water, Garcia found the green. This wasn’t a playoff. Garcia, however, went at the flag and posed over the shot until he saw the splash. “As the ball was in the air I was thinking, ‘Please be right,’ because it was straight at it,” Garcia said. “It was probably 3 feet left of the hole. When it splashed, you think, ‘Well, hopefully I hit a good shot after this and make 4 and still have a chance on the next.’ It’s pretty much as simple as that.” Only it wasn’t that simple. His next shot bounced off the mound framing a bunker and caromed back into the water. He wound up with a quadruple-bogey 7. Adding to his misery, Garcia put his tee shot into the water on the 18th for a double bogey. To say such mistakes never happen to Woods would be to ignore the final hole at Dubai in 2001, when he went for the green on the 18th hole and found water for a double bogey to lose by two shots. He has lost tournaments down the stretch. More often than not, the other guy beats him. Back to Nicklaus, talking about Augusta National, though it can apply to other golf courses and situations. “If you’ve got a 50-50 chance


TIGER WOODS LOOKS TOWARD the crowd as he makes par on the 17th hole during the final round of The Players championship golf tournament Sunday at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Woods won The Players Championship. of doing it, I wouldn’t be doing it,” Nicklaus said about highrisk shots. “If you’ve got a 90-10 chance, think real hard about it, and try to make sure you eliminate the 10.” (Nicklaus said he has never talk-

ed to Phil Mickelson about this.) Woods made a mistake on Sunday when he hit a pop-hook into the water on the 14th, leading to double bogey that gave hope to about a half-dozen players, at least for a short time. That was because

of a bad swing, which is bound to happen over 18 holes of a final round. It’s his head that kept him in the game. “I stayed really patient,” Woods said. “I kept telling myself, ‘That was your only bad swing you made

Stinar to take over for Morgan at Platte Valley « NOTES From B1 where he manages all the day-today operations of one of the area’s most successful and tradition-rich athletic programs. “There is going to be a big void, and it may be a little difficult at first,” said Morgan, whose last day of work is May 24. “But, it’s been a really good ride, and I’ve enjoyed my time at Platte Valley.” Before painting a portrait of productivity, performing a vital, yet sometimes thankless, job as an athletic director, Morgan enjoyed plenty of success coaching the Broncos in football, basketball, baseball and track. He said his most fond memory as a coach was leading Platte Valley’s girls basketball team to 48 straight wins and three final four appearances, including a 1987 AA state championship. “That ‘87 state championship team is pretty special to me, and I stay in contact with some of those kids,” Morgan said. “Those types of relationships, and such, I’m definitely going to miss.” He has also been a part of many memorable moments during his tenure as A.D., including witnessing the Broncos’ multiple state volleyball titles and a 2007 state football title. “I’ve got enough stories that I can write a book,” Morgan said. “I don’t know if it would be a best-seller or anything, but just the fun times —

» Around the county » Win or go home: While several spring sports seasons have come to an end, the postseason is just getting interesting in baseball and track. A slew of athletes from throughout the county will compete in the state track meet Thursday-Saturday at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood. In baseball, only four county teams remain. Eaton (20-0), the top seed in 3A, will open its state tournament against No. 8 Kent Denver (10-8) at 10 a.m. Friday at Butch Butler Field in Greeley. Windsor (13-8), which is seeded third in 4A, will try to continue its Cinderella story when it opens its tournament with a game against No. 6 Mountain View (14-7) at 10 a.m. Friday at Cherokee Trail High School in Aurora. Also, Northridge will represent Greeley in the 4A tournament. The eighth-seeded Grizzlies

some of our state championship runs. ... There have just been a lot of good memories.” After stepping away from coaching more than a decade ago, Morgan opted for a more behind-the-scenes role, making lives easier for everyone from coaches, players, media and

(15-6) take on No. 1 Pueblo West (17-4) at 10 a.m. Friday at All-Star Park in Lakewood. Winners of each first-round game will play again in the winners’ bracket at 3 p.m. Friday. Also, in 2A, Highland will play in a regional semifinals game against Denver Christian at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mountain View High School in Loveland. » Record-setters: On May 3, at the St. Vrain Invitational in Longmont, Roosevelt’s girls relay team of junior Madie Kilcrease, senior Hannah Eining, senior Kylee Placke and senior Haley Placke set a new school record in the girls 400-meter relay with a time of 51.80 seconds. They broke the previous record (52.02), which was set in 2005. Last year, this same quartet broke the 800 sprint medley relay record with a time of 1.50.98. Bobby Fernandez

administrators as the Broncos’ A.D. With the prospects of retirement sounding enticing after decades of hard work, Morgan decided more than a year ago that this season would be his last as Platte Valley’s A.D. “I had an old coach way back

when I was in high school — he and I were pretty close — and one thing he told me was, ‘You’ll know the time,’ and this is the time,” Morgan said. “One thing I can take with me when I leave is, I truly believe I will leave (Platte Valley) in better shape than it was when I started, and that is what you want to do.” Even though the Broncos will lose undeniably one of the top administrators in the state, the athletic program will be in good hands. Travis Stinar — Platte Valley’s track coach — will step away from coaching to take over as A.D. once Morgan retires. Stinar said even though he realizes he will have some big shoes to fill, he couldn’t ask for a better model for how his new job responsibilities should be performed than the one Morgan provided during the past 12 years. “I would not have been nearly as successful of a coach if I didn’t have (Morgan’s) advice and his teaching,” Stinar said. “All week, he made sure that everything was done, so that we can focus on coaching and we can focus on our teams, and we can focus on the kids. ... He has set the expectations very high. He is one of the finest A.D.s in the state of Colorado.” Bobby Fernandez covers county schools sports and is the sports editor for The Tribune. Reach him at (970) 392-4478, by email at bfernandez@ or on Twitter @ BobbyDFernandez.

all day. You can still win this tournament.’” He figured if he could play the last four holes in 1-under, he would at least get into a playoff. He played the last four in 1 under and won The Players Championship. Of the four players tied for the lead, two went into the water on the 17th — Garcia and Jeff Maggert — while David Lingmerth made a gallant try. He missed an 8-foot birdie chance on the 17th and had to make a 70-foot putt down two ridges on the 18th to tie. He threeputted for bogey. Woods now is 52-4 when he has at least a share of the lead going into the final round on the PGA Tour, which does not count his playoff win over Tom Lehman in La Costa. They were tied for the lead when rain washed out the last round. Woods won in a playoff when Lehman hit into the water, and Woods hit his tee shot to a foot. His four wins this year speak to why Woods is such a good closer. He has yet to break 70 in the final round in those four wins. He didn’t need to. Of the 52 times that Woods won with at least a share of the lead after 54 holes, his average score in the final round is 70.5. The 22 times he has won when trailing after 54 holes, his average score in the final round is 66.6. It’s all about doing whatever it takes to win. And when you don’t, make sure it’s because someone else beats you.

Another bad first inning for Nicasio « ROCKIES From B1 The Cubs, who were coming off two straight wins at Washington, scored early. With two outs in the first, Soriano gave the Cubs a 2-0 lead with his fourth home run. It was Soriano’s 376th of his career, tying him for 69th all-time with former Red Sox and White Sox catcher Carlton Fisk. The home run, during which left fielder Carlos Gonzalez didn’t move, continued Nicasio’s first-inning problems. Heading into Monday, Nicasio had a 9.00 ERA and was allowing opponents to hit .333 against him during seven first innings. Soriano’s home run was the fourth Nicasio has allowed in the opening frame. Chicago added to its lead with three in the third on twoout RBI doubles from Wood and Starlin Castro. Wood’s double brought in Welington Castillo, who also doubled, while Castro drove in Wood and David DeJesus.

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