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Board and union come to agreement By SHERRIE PEIF


he Greeley-Evans School District 6 Board of Education and the Greeley Education Association have agreed to a new master teacher contract that for the first time in three years includes raises. The board voted 6-0 to approve the contract for 1,100 teachers in the district for the 2012-13 school year at its regular meeting Monday. GEA

members finalized their approval of the contract last week. Board member Logan Richardson was not present. The district and GEA, which is the 800-member union representing the teachers, have been in negotiations since mid March. The two groups held seven meetings before reaching an agreement. Board members were pleased at the quick turnaround this year and the ability to offer competitive

salaries that include a near 4 percent raise for all teachers. “It was important to both teams,” member Judy Kron said. “I am particularly pleased that we are finally able to reward our teachers.” Kron added that the teachers work hard and for the past few years have done so without added compensation. Last year, district officials agreed to raises based on experience and education, but four furlough days

made the agreement salary-neutral. The furlough days saved the district $1.6 million, however, it also took four days of contact time with the students out of the school calendar. “I’m glad our budget is finally in a place that we can reward our teachers and that we don’t have to take furlough days,” Kron said. “This is a district that asks a lot of its teachers, and it’s nice to be able to reward them for it.” This year’s negotiations were

considered a “short year,” in which teachers and the district can each bring up to six items to the table for discussion. Every other year, negotiations are long years, in which the two sides are allowed to bring 12 items to the table. One of the non-monetary issues on the table was how to write Senate



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« DOZENS OF firefighters battle growing wildfire west of Fort Collins

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SMOKE RISES FROM THE Hewlett Gulch Trailhead in the Poudre Canyon as seen from Weld County roads 13 and 84 just

after sunset Monday evening. The fire is estimated to have charred over 250 acres, but officials said no structures were immediately threatened Monday.


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With an air tanker dropping slurry in support, dozens of firefighters on Monday battled a wildfire that raced through timber, grass and brush in the Poudre Canyon west of Fort Collins. The U.S. Forest Service says the fire already has charred an estimated 270280 acres northeast of the Hewlett Gulch Trailhead in Poudre Canyon. Two trails in the area were closed. About 40 firefighters from the U.S. Forest Service and Larimer County Emergency Services were among those on the fire, and

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authorities requested four 20-person crews. The fire was less than 1 mile from Poudre Park,

but officials said no structures were immediately threatened Monday. Residents from mile markers


With oil and gas in boom and farmers recording record incomes, finding ag land for sale is tough in Weld. Wednesday’s Tribune.

110-115 one-quarter mile north and south of Highway 14 were being notified about the fire and were told to be prepared to evacuate if needed. A single-engine air tanker dropped fire retardant on the flames, and the Forest Service said a heavy air tanker and helicopter also were requested to help fight the fire. A smoke plume hung over Fort Collins and the northern Front Range. The cause of the fire wasn’t immediately known.


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Colorado’s governor to give gay couples in the state rights similar to married couples failed Monday after Republicans rejected the proposal during a special legislative session. Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper had said the special session was needed to address a “fundamental question of fairness and civil rights.” The bill’s demise was expected by Democrats, who have begun using the issue as a rallying cry to topple Republicans in the November elections. Republicans assigned the bill to House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee, which was likely to reject it. The panel voted 5-4 along party lines to kill the measure. “The gay community is being used as a political pawn,” said Republican Rep. Don Coram, whose son is gay. Coram voted against the measure. House Republicans hold a 3332 voting advantage, but there was enough support for civil unions to pass.

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Raven McGeen sat between her mother, Sandy, and her father, Dan, and petted her dog that, like most golden retrievers, was sweet, goofy and had a personality to match its size, which was close to a small Dan pony. ENGLAND It was safe out The Tribune here on the front porch of their Greeley home, in the beautiful sun and the fresh air, away from the noise of walls being knocked down and the smell of paint and the sweat of hard-working contractors. Home renovations are always



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« factual errors story on page A1 of Sunday’s « ATribune incorrectly reported the

number of traffic fatalities that Weld County could see by the end of the year if current trends continue. The correct number is 60.

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Weld coroner identifies body found near trail as Greeley man

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The man whose body was found by a riverbed Sunday was reported missing by his roommate on Friday. David Ferrin, 33, hadn’t been seen since around 3 p.m. Wednesday, his roommate told Greeley police. Ferrin was found dead Sunday

afternoon on the riverbank near the intersection of 1st Avenue and 31st Street a couple of miles from his home. The roommate told police that a friend of Ferrin’s had recently died, and he believed that Ferrin, who had lived in Greeley for only two weeks, had attempted suicide in the past, said Sgt. Susan West of the Greeley police

department. The roommate told police that Ferrin had just moved here from Utah. Weld County Coroner Mark Ward said there was no obvious cause of death. An autopsy was completed Monday, results of which will be held up pending routine testing for drugs and alcohol, Ward reported.


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Flags at half-staff for Peace Officers Memorial Day today Greeley

Gov. John Hickenlooper ordered flags be lowered to half-staff on all public buildings statewide today to observe Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week. President Barack Obama proclaimed May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and May 13-19 as Police Week. Within the proclamation, the president encourages residents to display the flag at half-staff at their homes and businesses, as well.

Adonai lets Kaci Ruppel, 9, sneak in a kiss before he gets sheared Saturday morning at the Sunrise Silhouettes alpaca farm in northwest Eaton. Ruppel was helping her mother and father with the shearing by collecting the fleece as it fell to the ground.

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exchange to take place Saturday Greeley

A Gift of Garden spring perennial exchange is planned from 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1865 14th Ave. in Greeley, in the parking lot near Glenmere Park. Participants may dig and divide their perennials, pot them and label them, and bring them to exchange. Milk cartons, cottage cheese and yogurt containers work well for plant exchanges. From 9-9:30 a.m. the plants will be on display. There will be coffee and cookies. At 9:30 a.m. there will be a “Proper planting techniques” presentation, and at 10 a.m. the exchange will begin. For more information, call Jan at (970) 302-3723.

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There will be four film showings of “The Koch Brothers Exposed” today in Greeley. » 11:30 a.m. Lincoln Park Library, 919 7th St. » Noon and 5:30 p.m. at Centennial Park Library, 2227 23rd Ave. » 3:30 p.m. Farr Library, 1939 61st Ave. The documentary follows billionaire brother Charles and David Koch and what operations they fund and how it affects the lives of the 99 percent. The brothers are two of the world’s richest men.

Photos by JOSHUA POLSON/ Adonai, the alpaca, stands up in the chilly morning air after being sheared by Kathryn Ray of Alpacamundo on Saturday morning. Alpacamundo is a Loveland-based shearing company started by Ray. Ray sheared 12 alpacas during her visit to Sunrise Silhouettes. It took about seven hours to finish them all. Sunrise Silhouettes owners Laura and Casey Ruppel have a professional shearer come out to help them every year. “We haven’t gotten into the realm of doing it ourselves yet,” Laura Ruppel said. Though many of the alpacas may not enjoy the process of shearing, it is necessary for them to be comfortable in the warm summer months. Adonai, however, couldn’t wait to get back to the warm barn as he darted off with Ruppel in tow.

Trial begins for woman accused in arson for attention 41-year-old Greeley resident has a history of lying to law enforcement By Sharon Dunn

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opens on 3rd-earliest date in park history Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park opened Monday for the season. Monday was the third-earliest day in the park’s history, one year after the road opened on June 6, the latest date in the past 20 years and one of the latest in the park’s history. The road typically opens on Memorial Day weekend but the opening is determined by how much snow crews have to plow to get it ready. The earliest day was May 7 in 2002. The road opened on May 11 in 1963. The road is the highest continuous paved road in the U.S. Weather conditions may change rapidly because of the alpine environment, so park visitors should call the park’s phone line at (970) 586-1222. The road will be evaluated on a day-today basis. When the road status changes, park staff will update the recorded line during and after regular office hours. For further information about Rocky Mountain National Park, contact the park’s Information Office at (970) 586-1206 or check the park’s website at www.

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Alpaca fleece rolls onto the floor as Casey Ruppel helps hold Eugenia, one of the alpacas being sheared Saturday morning at the Sunrise Silhouettes alpaca farm northwest of Eaton. Each alpaca produces an average of 7 pounds of fleece, but Eugenia produced around 10 pounds of soft fleece.

A Greeley woman charged with starting her rental home on fire in December 2010 falsely confessed to the crime because she has a chronic need for attention, her attorney said Monday. Trial began Monday for Kendra Delsordo, 41, who is charged with first-degree arson and criminal mischief, both felonies, and misdemeanor reckless endangerment for allegations that she set fire to her rented home while her visiting 17-year-old son was inside. “You will see that the physical evidence doesn’t support that,” said defense attorney Eang Man of the arson charge during opening statements. “The physical evidence supports a woman who likes negative attention, positive attention, any sort of attention.” The trial is expected to last

throughout the week before a jury of 10 women and three men in Weld District Court Judge Timothy Kerns’ courtroom. On Dec. 18, 2010, firefighters were called on a carbon monoxide alarm to her rented home in the 2500 block of 17th Avenue. Firefighters found Delsordo the home burning when they arrived and extinguished it. They found 15 different sites in which it looked like a flame had been applied to the walls. “After the fire is extinguished … three expert investigators arrive and all come to the same conclusion. The fire set at the defendant’s house was intentionally set,” Deputy District Attorney Sarah Bousman said. “This fire was anything but an

accident. This trial will show you the defendant knew exactly what she was doing when she held an open flame to the outside of her house with her son inside.” Man said the physical evidence supported a dryer fire and that the investigating officer elicited a false confession, feeding Delsordo information during her police interview. “She embraces the attention that he is giving her,” Man said of Detective Mike Prill’s interview with her. She told him she went outside to smoke a cigarette, and lit a stick on fire and extinguished it beneath the dryer vent. Both attorneys explained that Delsordo’s need for attention and being a victim goes back to 1997, when she falsely claimed to two different police departments that she’d been sexually assaulted or kidnapped. In 2005, she made a false rape and kidnapping claim in Larimer County, as well, attorneys said. In that case, she also fabricated evidence, Bousman said. Delsordo apparently suffers from a rare mental disorder in which she falsely reports and

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commits crimes for attention. Delsordo was convicted in 1996 of killing her 3-month-old baby in 1992 in Washington. At that time, she was diagnosed with Munchausen syndrome by proxy, a condition in which parents make their children sick to attract attention to themselves. According to news reports of that case, Delsordo drew attention when she tried to sue the hospital for her baby’s death. Investigators determined she had given her baby a fatal dose of a sedative. She was sentenced to 13 months in prison for second-degree manslaughter. In 2008, Delsordo helped Greeley police set up her friend, Alana Noke, who she said wanted to hire someone to kill her boyfriend’s parents. Delsordo notified police of the plot, and help set up a meeting between Noke and an undercover officer posing as a hired killer in 2008. That was the same year Delsordo was released from a deferred judgment out of Larimer County for false reporting, tampering with physical evidence and attempting to influence a public servant. Noke was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

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local woman with ovarian cancer set for Saturday Greeley

A fundraiser for a woman with ovarian cancer, who is half of the duo behind one of Greeley’s most famous Christmas lights displays, will take place Saturday. The money will go to Rachel Sanchez, who along with her father, Neal, builds a huge, annual holiday display at their home at 3364 19th St. Drive. The display was much dimmer this year because of her diagnosis. At the same address, the block party, bake sale and garage sale will take place from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and includes two dinners for four prepared by her mother, Vivian. The money will help cover a trip to the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Dallas for Rachel to have a stem cell transplant and surgery.

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The Colorado Supreme Court has ruled that prosecutors can withhold records that were used to justify a police shooting if they involved opinions to determine if the officer was negligent. Prosecutors turned over some of the records,

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but withheld a computer presentation and documents used to review the evidence. Brittney Angel tried to get the records after she was charged in Colorado Springs with eluding, evidence tampering and concealing a death in 2011. Her attorneys wanted to find out if there was any police misconduct. Angel wanted to know why the district attorney cleared a deputy sheriff who killed another woman outside a motel after the woman moved her car toward the deputy. Angel was accused of jumping into the driver’s seat and fleeing.


Polis trying to restore school pizza standards Louisville

A Colorado congressman is waging a campaign that would prevent pizza from being counted as a vegetable in school meals. U.S. Rep. Jared Polis on Monday announced new legislation that would allow the U.S. Department of Agriculture to implement nutrition standards for pizza. Polis says the current approach of categorizing pizza as a vegetable because it includes some tomato paste is the wrong approach because pizza also contains sugar, salt, bread and cheese that contains fat. Staff and wire reports

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A deadly horse virus that wreaked havoc in Weld County and across Colorado last year has re-emerged in Douglas County, but Weld horse owners and horse show executives said Monday they are optimistic because no other horses have become ill and state officials have not recommended restrictions. A horse recently transported from Iowa to Douglas County was confirmed to have equine herpesvirus, or EHV-1 — a potentially lethal disease that claimed the lives of nine horses, including two in Weld County, around this time last

year in Colorado. Last year’s outbreak — the origins of which were linked to a horse show in Utah — led to Colorado ag officials putting in place a number of quarantine orders and requiring permits for all horses coming into the state. Those restrictions caused the cancellations or postponements of several horse shows in the region, including some in Weld County, costing money to organizers of those events. However, the Douglas County site where the recent case was discovered has been quarantined, and — because this confirmed case is not associated with a horse show, and because

the other horses from the same Iowa company have been identified, isolated and are being monitored — the state veterinarian is not recommending movement or event restrictions like last year. The Colorado Department of Agriculture will continue investigating the case, officials said. “It sounds like everything has been contained, and we’re planning to go ahead as normal,” said Bill Ogg, the executive director of the Greeley Stampede — a two-week Fourth of July celebration that features a number of horse shows. Last year, because of the horse-moving restrictions put in place, there was

concern as to whether the Stampede’s horse shows would take place. But the restrictions were lifted in time, and the shows went on. Weld County leads the state in the number of horses on farms, according to the Colorado office of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Statistics Service, with more than 10,000. Monday’s announcement marks the first time a new case of EHV-1 has been reported since May 20 of last year. The horse with the confirmed case was euthanized after showing severe neurological signs associated with EHV-1.

Denver poised to make urban camping illegal Associated Press DENVER — Seven years after embracing an ambitious plan to provide housing and job training for Denver’s homeless, the city is poised to impose restrictions that opponents — including Occupy protesters — say will make it illegal to have no home. The City Council was scheduled to vote Monday on an ordinance that would ban eating, sleeping and storing personal possessions on public or private property without permission. It would apply to anyone using any kind

of shelter, even a blanket, other than clothing. Backers say living in parks or on sidewalks is a threat to the health and safety of homeless people as well as to the rest of the city’s 600,000 residents. They say the ban will be accompanied by a push to provide more shelters. If the measure passes, Denver police say they won’t be looking for homeless people to throw in jail. “It would be a last resort that we would ticket or arrest someone,” police spokesman Sonny Jackson said Monday. Officers would first try to get a

homeless person to a shelter. “We don’t see homelessness as a crime,” he said. “It should not be criminalized.” Opponents say the ban ignores the fact that the city doesn’t have enough shelters. They say it could drive the homeless to other cities or into hiding, making it harder to locate them and get them back on their feet. If Denver’s shelters are full, “then essentially you are criminalizing the status of being homeless,” said John Parvensky, president of the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless. “People

cannot avoid violating the law unless they stay awake all the time or leave Denver.” In late 2004, the city, under then-Mayor John Hickenlooper, launched Denver’s Road Home, a 10-year-plan to eliminate homelessness. Executive Director Bennie Milliner said the program is about 65 percent of the way toward eliminating chronic homelessness, defined as being without shelter for a year. Denver had 387 chronically homeless people in a 2012 survey, down from 980 in 2005, Milliner said.



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A CloSer look: rATTleSnAkeS in WelD CoUnTy

Here Comes THe Grain

USDA still expecting record corn crop, possibly cheaper food


RATTleSnAke SighTingS in Weld County have been on the rise due to the spring heat. a veterinarian in the briggsdale area said last week he’s responded to seven rattlesnake bites in the area already this year.


arrival of snakes With calving season in full swing, local ranchers are on the lookout By eriC BroWn


here are obvious problems ranchers face when Mother Nature deprives them of precipitation and cranks up the thermostat to unusually high temperatures in the spring. However, this year — to add to the parched pastures in the area, coming during a season in which cattle operations are doubling in size with calves being born daily and mothers and their young needing grass for feed — there’s one problem that’s been troublesome particularly to cattle producers in northern Weld County so far this year: rattlesnakes. As any rancher in that region will tell you, the boisterous reptile is no stranger to the area stretching from Gill up to Briggsdale, and other rural communities in the Pawnee National Grassland area.

But because this year’s winter and spring so far have brought recordbreaking heat to the area and precipitation amounts that have rivaled those of drought years, rattlesnakes came out early to enjoy the weather that’s ideal for them but doesn’t usually come until later in the year. In doing so, those rattlesnakes have been tormenting the young and ignorant calves who are new to the region’s pastures.

Steve Wells, a rancher in the Gill area, said he started to see rattlesnakes out and about in mid-March this year, when he doesn’t typically see them until mid-April, if not a little later. Wells said the biggest problem with rattlesnakes being out early is that the young calves — born between late January into the spring — haven’t had enough time to get accustomed to the dangerous rep-

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tiles. “Basically, when we see rattlesnakes out this early, the calves aren’t old enough and smart enough yet to stay away from them. The calves are curious, and will just walk right up to them,” Wells said. “It takes the calves a little while to figure things out ... and with how early the snakes arrived this year, some of the calves didn’t figure it out soon enough.” Wells said last week he’s had to treat seven calves on his ranch for rattlesnake bites — and luckily, he hasn’t lost any yet to the potentially fatal bites. “We’ve been lucky so far,” added Wells, who noted that fatal bites typically occur when a calf is struck on the neck, because the swelling from the bite will suffocate the calf. “In a weird way, dealing with a rattlesnake problem during calving season is as good of a time as any. We’re out in the fields constantly, and we can check the animals for any swelling.” The losses could add up quickly for ranchers who aren’t as fortunate as Wells, as was explained by Jim Robb, director of the Livestock

Basically, when we see rattlesnakes out this early, the calves aren’t old enough and smart enough yet to stay away from them. The calves are curious, and will just walk right up to them.”

— STeve WellS, Weld rancher

Marketing Information Center in Denver. Steers born this spring could be sold to feedyards this fall — once they’re up to about 550 pounds — for about $1,000, maybe more. Because the U.S. cattle supply is tight this year — due to last year’s drought in Texas that sent many cattle to slaughter early because of feed shortages, along with other factors — cattle prices are at levels where producers can rake in good incomes. Perhaps more than any other, this year would be a bad one in which to lose livestock to fatal snake bites. Dr. Ben Brown — a veterinarian in the Briggsdale area who said last week he’s responded to seven rattlesnake bites in the area already this year, providing vaccinations for dogs, horses and goats, as well as calves — said there’s no magic solution to preventing bites. “It basically comes down to just knowing they’re out there, much earlier than normal, and being alert,” said Brown, who also noted that some producers depend on Guineas, birds that are natural predators to rattlesnakes, to help reduce rattlesnake populations. “Rattlesnakes are something we deal with every year in this area ... and hopefully we’ve already seen the worst of it this year. “But who knows?”

With U.S. farmers planting the largest crop of corn in 75 years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture expects the resulting harvest to reach new records. And that could mean cheaper food for consumers. Assuming the weather cooperates, the country could produce 48 million tons of corn, up 4.5 million tons. Globally, corn production will grow by 75 million tons, or 10 percent, to 946 million tons due to record crops in the United States, China, Brazil and Ukraine, according to the USDA. Calculated another way, 1.9 billion bushels of corn are expected to be produced from September through August 2013 — more than double the 851 million bushels the previous year and a record 166 bushels per acre. Corn probably will replace wheat as animal feed in many countries, according to the USDA. The production of wheat is not keeping up with demand. The bumper American corn supply — expected to be the largest in more than a decade — should help tamp down the price of corn as much as 25 percent. Prices surged during the last growing season after poor weather hurt supply even as demand skyrocketed. The plant, which is one of the key building blocks of the American food industry, is closely watched by analysts. Lower prices could translate into cheaper meat, processed foods and beverages for Americans.

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Cattle prices jump as Texas ranchers begin rebuilding

A cow runs circles in a small pen, her baby close by her side. Ranchers, their brows wrinkled, scribble in a glossy catalog while high on a podium the auctioneer slams his gavel, taking bids as the price of the pair rises rapidly. The high-profile auction at the Neches River Ranch gave cattlemen a good indication of how long it might take to rebuild after Texas’ devastating drought and what it might cost them. According to an Associated Press report, a quality cow that sold last year for no more than $1,800 now fetches about $3,000. The average price for a bull is up $500. And a cow with a 300-pound to 400-pound calf by her side is selling for about $2,800, sometimes more than $3,000 — almost double the $1,700 they commanded two years ago. Last year’s historic drought forced ranchers to cut their herds because they had no grass and couldn’t afford high hay prices. Hundreds of thousands of cattle were slaughtered or sent out of the state, leaving Texas, the largest livestock producer in the nation, with its smallest herd since the 1950s. Then, after a year of record-breaking heat and an almost complete lack of rain, winter rains broke records. Ponds filled. The grass turned green. Ranchers began looking for cattle, and many — along with analysts, feedlots and livestock dealers — kept a close eye on the GeneTrust auction held in the rolling hills of East Texas on a ranch owned by the Cavenders, a family more often known for selling boots and hats in Western stores than cattle genetics. “The big question looming in everybody’s mind now is: Are we going to have another summer like we had last summer?” explained Doak Lambert, the auctioneer. Compiled by Tribune staff

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‘From pasture to plate’ New ‘super’ PAC hopes Masters of Beef Advocacy program helps producers educate consumers By Robyn Scherer

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Every day, cattlemen and cattlewomen from across the country work hard to produce a safe, nutritious product. However, consumers aren’t always aware of this, and may not know how the steak on their plate got there. “An increasing number of our consuming public is disconnected with those that provide food on our tables. Americans want to know more about their food and it is our responsibility to be that voice before someone else fills the void of information and education,” said Travis Hoffman, Colorado Beef Quality Assurance Coordinator at Colorado State University. One way that producers can get training is through the Masters of Beef Advocacy program, which is provided by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. This program is designed to teach producers about modern beef production, as well as teach them about how they can help be an advocate for their own industry, and to tell their individual stories. “The MBA program provides an opportunity for cattle enthusiasts to learn about modern beef production and understand talking points to more effectively tell the beef story. The most important result of this program is empowering cattle producers as voices for our beef community. It builds confidence to promote the lifestyle that we so passionately love: raising beef,” said Hoffman. The program was developed in 2009. Since that time, more than 3,200 people have graduated from 48 states, Canada, Mexico and abroad. Currently, 109 people have graduated from the program in Colorado. “The program began with a modest goal of training and graduating 50 farmers and ranchers in the first year. We had more than 1,000. We

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upped our goal to 500 in the second year wondering if we could maintain the momentum. We had another 1,000 graduates that year,” said Daniel Sullivan, director of alumni relations for Masters of Beef Advocacy. The interest in the program shows that farmers and ranchers wanted to be involved in telling their stories. “The Masters of Beef Advocacy program was created as a natural progression from the beef community’s spokesperson development program. Farmers and ranchers saw the need and value in creating a grassroots network across the country to share the positive story of agriculture,” Sullivan said. The program has grown exponentially in the last few years, and the total number of graduates each year increases. “The MBA program relies heavily on word-of-mouth marketing from current graduates encouraging their fellow farmers and ranchers to join the program. The MBA program has also been integrated into agricultural curriculums at many universities,” Sullivan said. “In addition state beef councils, articles in news outlets and in newsletters also contribute to awareness about the program. Thanks to the investment of farmers and ranchers into the Beef Check-off, there is no cost to participate.” The MBA program, funded by Check-off dollars through NCBA, is broken down into six courses, including: » Modern beef production: Sharing the many benefits of modern, efficient U.S. beef production. » Animal care: Explaining producers commitment to raising healthy animals. » Beef safety: Communicating why producing safe

food for consumers is a top priority. » Beef nutrition: Explaining how great-tasting beef strengthens and sustains our bodies. » Environmental stewardship: Sharing how producers are protecting the environment for future generations. » The Beef Check-off program: Communicating the value of cattlemen’s investment in growing demand for beef. The program is entirely online and self-paced, and free for any producer. The program takes about six hours to complete. “The program is designed to equip farmers and ranchers with the latest research and information to be effective advocates for the beef industry,” Sullivan said. “The MBA program is important to the beef community as a tool to help educate, engage and empower farmers and ranchers to raise their voices for agriculture. “Consumers love beef. They love the sizzle of a steak on the grill and biting into a thick, juicy burger. But they have questions about how beef gets from pasture to plate. Where does beef come from? Is it safe? Is proper care given to animals and the environment?” Once the courses are completed, candidates will be invited to attend a commencement training session, where they will learn more about online advocacy, one-on-one conversations with consumers and how to work with the media. This information can then be used to educate family and friends, as well as community members and schoolchildren. “Farmers and ranchers have a great story to tell. We work hard every day to be good stewards of the land and our animals in providing safe and nutritious beef for America’s dinner tables,” Sullivan said. “We need to be passionate and vocal in telling our story. That’s what the Masters of Beef Advocacy program is about ... equipping beef producers across the country to tell their story in presentations to schools and church/civic groups, through local media and in the online world.”

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said Derek Flowers, 28, the group’s executive director, adding that his generation has faced unprecedented levels of unemployment and debt. The super PAC is also planning a ground game for this fall, leveraging the roughly 250,000 student-members of the College Republicans who span more than 1,800 campuses across the country. Obama’s campaign defended the president’s efforts to reduce Generation Y’s unemployment and debt. It said under Obama’s leadership the economy added 4.2 million private-sector jobs and that unemployment among recent college graduates is lower than when Obama took office in January 2009. Conservative and GOP efforts to target under-30 voters this election cycle have been growing, as groups like Generation Opportunity have tapped into Millennials’ uneasiness about the economy and the ballooning costs of a college degree. To be sure, they are issues Obama has realized are essential in maintaining the support of younger voters. Just last month, the president pushed for lowering college costs and freezing student loan interest rates — a message he took on the road to three states strategically important for his reelection effort. Student loan debt has reached roughly $1 trillion in the United States, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Bank of New York has estimated that 37 million Americans — roughly 15 percent — have outstanding loan debt. About two-thirds of that debt is held by people under 30.

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Washington — President Barack Obama counted on the support of younger voters four years ago. Now, a new Republicanleaning “super” political committee wants to bring them to the GOP’s side. Crossroads Generation, a new super PAC formed with the help of a handful of established GOP groups, is tapping into the economic frustrations of under-30 voters facing dim job prospects, crippling student loans or the prospect of having to move back home with their parents. Starting Monday, the PAC is launching a $50,000 social media ad campaign targeting younger voters in eight swing states, including Ohio and Virginia. Their ultimate goal: woo younger Americans to the Republican side, including some who supported Obama in 2008. “Younger voters aren’t looking for a party label,” said Kristen Soltis, who advises the new super PAC’s communications. “They’re looking for someone to present a solution for how things are going to get better.” Crossroads Generation is drawing upon 750,000 in seed money from GOP organizations like the College Republicans, the Young Republicans, the Republican State Leadership Committee and American Crossroads — itself a super PAC that has raised $100 million so far this election cycle to defeat Obama and will support the Republican nominee, very likely to be Mitt Romney. “We want to give a voice to our generation,”

Romney’s record on jobs gets attacked Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is casting Mitt Romney as a greedy, job-killing corporate titan with little concern for the working class in a new, multi-pronged effort that seeks undercut the central rationale for his Republican rival’s candidacy: his business credentials. At the center of the push — the president’s most forceful attempt yet to sully Romney before the November election — is a biting new TV ad airing Monday that recounts through interviews with former workers the restructuring, and ultimate demise, of a Kansas City, Mo., steel mill

under the Republican’s private equity firm. “They made as much money off of it as they could. And they closed it down,” says Joe Soptic, a steelworker for 30 years. Jack Cobb, who also worked in the industry for three decades, adds: “It was like a vampire. They came in and sucked the life out of us.” The ad, at the unusual length of 2 minutes, will run in five battleground states: Iowa, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Colorado. The campaign declined to describe the size of the ad buy though it’s in the middle of running a $25 million, month-long ad campaign in nine states.

A longer version of the ad was being posted online Monday. The commercial will be coupled with a series of events Obama’s campaign is holding this week in Florida, Missouri, Iowa, Nevada and North Carolina to highlight Romney’s role at Bain Capital, a company he co-founded. It’s unclear whether Obama, himself, will criticize his Republican rival on the subject when the president appears at events in New York on Monday or whether he’ll leave the skewering to campaign surrogates as he prepares to meet with foreign leaders during the G-8 and NATO summits later this week.


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Small changes can save water Xeriscaping, maintaining water systems a start in conserving the resource


ast weekend, nurseries and outdoor stores were filled with patrons buying plants and flowers to spruce up their yards, now that the threat of a late frost is fading. Maybe even a few were particularly selecting plants that use less water, planning to xeriscape a portion of their landscaping. We think selecting droughttolerant landscaping — at least for a portion of your yard — is worth considering and could actually save residents money in the long run. For too long, most Coloradans have been in denial that we actually live in a semi-arid area. Wind and lack of precipitation don’t support some of the plants and grasses we choose to plant. To make up for that, we turn on our sprinklers and give our landscaping what nature fails to provide. Landscaping sucks up a large percentage of residential water. And while the city of Greeley is great at promoting conservation and continues its regular watering schedule, it really is up to individual residents to conserve this important resource. Choosing landscaping that doesn’t require as much water is a good start. Kentucky bluegrass, which most of us have planted in our yards, uses way more water than other varieties of grass, such as buffalo grass. Digging up some of that grass and planting drought-tolerant plants or grasses can save a significant amount of water and, in turn, save money on your water bill. Even the simple act of letting your grass grow longer before mowing can help lawns use less water. Making sure you aren’t overwatering, or wasting water through your irrigation system, is also important. Leaks in irrigation systems waste a tremendous amount of water. And we could live the rest of our lives happily if we never again saw a sprinkler running during a rainstorm. Also, even residents who adhere to water restrictions need to make sure they aren’t overwatering their lawns. The city of Greeley offers a free irrigation audit, which will help residents know how much water their landscaping really needs. We’ve already had a dry winter and spring, and chances are we are in for a hot, dry summer, as well. It’s important for all homeowners to be aware of their water use. We encourage conservation in any form, whether it be landscaping choices or attention to irrigation. Small changes can make a difference. Water is simply too important of a resource to waste.


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Patients need tools to take charge The road to recovery for those who have a dual diagnosis can be difficult. Generally, a dual diagnosis means that an individual has two separate, but interrelated diagnoses: a psychiatric diagnosis and a substance abuse diagnosis. An Paleri example of a dual diagnosis Mann might be ma- Guest jor depression columnist co-occurring with cocaine addiction. People with a dual diagnosis may experience complicated life events such as family and relationship problems, employment problems, multiple admissions to the hospital for psychiatric care, legal problems and incarceration, and/ or homelessness. Meet Sarah, a 44-year-old grandmother who has been dealing with mental health issues since she was 14 years old. She has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and drug and alcohol addiction. Before Sarah became serious

about obtaining help, she was in and out of treatment. Sometimes she was homeless. She tried to control her drinking, but she could not. She often went to her doctor’s office and therapy sessions intoxicated. Eventually, she experienced a significant mental and emotional crisis. After Sarah became determined to get help, she started treatment at North Range Behavioral Health. NRBH is the community mental health center and substance abuse provider agency in Weld County. At NRBH, there are programs designed to meet the complex needs of people dealing with a dual diagnosis. These range from a detox program, to transitional housing, to a clubhouse where people can obtain support and community among their peers. Sarah used many of the services offered by NRBH. At each stage in her recovery, there was a program that uniquely suited her needs. Over time, Sarah learned to function and cope better and eventually needed little or no medication. Building a rela-

tionship with a therapist was very helpful to Sarah. She said, “Treatment after the crisis stabilized me, but having a consistent therapist was the most effective thing in helping me to manage my life.” When asked how she copes, Sarah replied, “I keep my therapist on speed dial and am active in therapy. I also use 12-step meetings to structure my life.” Sarah stressed that having a 12-step sponsor with substantial sobriety has been important. Sarah’s sponsor has achieved 30 years of sobriety and is often a source of experienced wisdom and insight. Although Sarah is addicted to both drugs and alcohol, she prefers to mostly attend AA meetings. Sarah worries she has let her children down because of her addictions, but she also is hopeful that her recovery is a positive example for them. She shared that her grandson has asked why she attends 12step meetings so often during the week. Sarah recalled that she told him, “Grandma goes to these meetings because she likes to drink beer — a

lot.” Her grandson responded, “I’ve never seen you drink.” Sarah answered, “That’s because I go to these meetings.” When she told him that, she looked deep into his eyes and saw that he seemed to understand. For seven years, Sarah has lived in housing provided by NRBH. She will be welcome to live there as long as no drugs or alcohol are used or present on the premises. After working hard in therapy, Sarah has the tools to take charge of her life. Now, a peer specialist for NRBH, Sarah’s goal is to work with and help people like herself. For more information about North Range Behavioral Health, go to www.; visit North Range Behavioral Health, 1300 N. 17th Ave., Greeley; or call (970) 347-2120. Dr. Paleri Mann is a cognitive and behavioral consultant and serves on the board of directors for North Range Behavioral Health. She is active in many community activities.

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Clothes really do make the man My plea to Mark Zuckerberg: Please just grow up already — you’re messing with my ability to raise my sons right. In case you haven’t heard, last week Zuckerberg showed up on Wall Street to sell potential Esther investors on Cepeda Facebook’s initial public Guest offering in his columnist — and every young boy’s — trademark sneakers, jeans, T-shirt and hoodie. A few finance guys felt dissed by a company’s chief executive strolling into America’s financial center and asking for billions of dollars, dressed like he was on way to the laundromat. “He’s actually showing investors he doesn’t care that much; he’s going to be him,” said Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter. “I think that’s a mark of immaturity.”

I agree wholeheartedly, but others have rushed to Zuckerberg’s defense, turning on Pachter nearly instantaneously and claiming it didn’t matter what the zillionaire wore. Comparisons to Steve Jobs’ black turtlenecks were trotted out as well as admiration for Zuckerberg’s refusal to bow to Wall Street’s pressure, give up his “hacker” street cred, or shed the symbols of his unselfconscious genius. No surprise there — adults of all ages have surrendered themselves to slovenliness, and it seems as though every day fewer people feel the need to show up to work dressed like they care about their employers, co-workers or customers. And no one seems to mind. From fast food workers manning cash registers while wearing F-word-emblazoned jewelry to managers who preside over offices looking like they rolled out of bed 10 minutes prior, the notion of showing ourselves and others

respect through our manner of dress is going the way of the dinosaur. Last fall, a suburban Chicago mom pleaded with the board of her children’s’ school district to create and enforce a dress code for teachers after she observed educators in the classroom wearing tank tops and flip-flops. Sure it was warm, she said, but “This isn’t your backyard. This isn’t the beach.” And funerals, weddings, job interviews, graduations, church services — none have inspired a 100 percent rate of appropriate attire for years. As a result, I have less credibility on the topic with my tween sons every day. We got into a row last winter when I insisted they wear a shirt and tie to an evening theater performance, and they got their comeuppance that night when it quickly became obvious that our family was the only group of people not dressed like they came from a ballgame. Now the hoodies

are on Wall Street. The rumpling of society isn’t Zuckerberg’s fault, of course, and he didn’t invent individualism or cults of personality. Plus, it’s great that he was worthy of having an Academy Award-nominated film made about his business venture and was named Time’s Person of the Year at age 26. But the endless adolescence act sure isn’t making things easier on those of us who aren’t rich celebrities and must care about dressing for success. And it makes it nearly impossible to pass such stodgy, old-fashioned values on to a generation with few boundaries and even fewer successful young male role models outside of sports and entertainment. Please grow up, Mark. How you dress definitely matters. Esther Cepeda is a columnist for the Washington Post. She can be reached at

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ÂŤFor the Record Erna Brunner Aug. 3, 1921-May 13, 2012

Age: 90 Residence: Windsor, Colo. Erna Irene Brunner, 90, of Windsor, Colo., passed away May 13, 2012, at Windsor Health Care. She was born Aug. 3, 1921, in Windsor, Colo., to John and Elizabeth (Fritzler) Brunner. Erna enjoyed reading, counted cross stitch and gardening. In the last seven months, Erna was lovingly attended by John Dudley, John and Sherron Brunner and families, and staff at Windsor Health Care. Erna is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and greatnephews. Memorial service 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at Bethel Lutheran Church, 328 Walnut, Windsor, Colo. To extend condolences to the family, go to

Janice E. Johnson

Nov. 29, 1931-May 8, 2012

Age: 80 Residence: Greeley Jan Johnson was born to Elizabeth and Harold Rice of Palmer, Neb., and died at NCMC after an extended period of poor health. Janice attended Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln where she met her husband of 59 years. She enjoyed knitting, cross-stitching and camping with the RV. While living in Boulder, she worked at her brother-in-lawâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, the late Dana J. Johnson, dental practice and later at the University of Colorado

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Medical Center. While living in Antioch, Calif., she volunteered for many years at Delta Memorial Hospital. She is survived by her husband, H. K. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Woodyâ&#x20AC;? Johnson; daughter, Luann Johnson, of Windsor; son, Dana Johnson and his wife, Judi, of Powhatan, Va.; sister, Gwen Schwinck, of Walnut Creek, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews. Since her small dogs were an important part of her family, memorial contributions can be made to the Denkai Animal Sanctuary in Greeley or the charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Neptune Society, Denver.


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Contract agreement displays commitment from both sides ÂŤ D6 From A1

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Bill 161 requirements, which essentially take away teacher tenure, into the contract. David Delgado, president of the GEA, thanked the board for giving its negotiator the tools to create a contract everyone can support. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thank you for giving both teams the ability to make a solid agreement, that is a leadership document for the rest of the state in incorporating 191 and improving teacher moral,â&#x20AC;? Delgado said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was great to come up with an agreement that was fair and equitable to both sides.â&#x20AC;? Other highlights of this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s contract included a 3.75 percent raise in addition to

The Greeley-Evans School District 6 Board of Education agenda was full Monday. Several items were discussed and/or passed. Âť The board got its first look at the proposed budget for the 2012-13 school year. The nearly $135 million budget features a 3.75 percent pay increase for all staff, maintaining current staff-to-student ratios, funding of the Advancement Via Individual Determination program in the middle and high schools,

a district-wide network project and middle school reform. Âť The board agreed to thousands of dollars in technology purchases, some of which is with grant money recently awarded for 21st century learning programs. Âť The board received an update on the reconfiguration of Bella Romero and Monfort elementary schools to kindergarten through sixth grade for the 2012-13 school year and the eventual reconfiguration

of Romero to a kindergarten through eighth grade over the following two years. ÂťThe board approved the increase of school lunch prices by 10 cents at each level: elementary goes to $2.25, middle school to $2.50 and high school to $2.75. The increases are to comply with federal laws that require students who pay for lunches pay the same price as those who are being reimbursed under the federal free lunch program.

raises based on additional education and years of service. The district also agreed to cover the increased cost of the Public Employeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Retirement Account at 0.9 percent and will pay the cost

of high-deductible or health maintenance insurance options; teachers will pay for preferred provider options and family and dependent coverage. Vice president Julia Rich-

ard said it was nice to see how well the two groups worked together. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The speed that you put this together is an indication of how both sides worked together,â&#x20AC;? Richard said.

Long-awaited diagnosis is still not a cure ÂŤ Illness From A1 a chaotic time, and yet, for the McGeens, this is a time of peace. Compared to most of her previous years, the last few months of Ravenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s senior year is a time to enjoy life. Sandy, remembers the way doctors squirmed when she brought Raven back to the emergency room yet again, insisting something was wrong when every test they knew to give came back normal. The doctor who saw Raven three times in the emergency room in a sixmonth period shook his head at the symptoms, a weird mishmash of stomach problems and legs that turned to stone, among others that seemed triggered by, of all things, October, when fall started to assert itself against the lingering rays of summer. He suggested that Ravenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s problems were anxiety over the coming school year. At that point, Sandy would have welcomed a head case. At that point, she was a head case herself. The problems started at birth, when Raven was born deaf. If only thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all it was. Raven was comfortable with that. She could read lips and sign and, at times, she preferred the silence, shutting off her cochlear implant at night as if it blared like a radio. But the stomach problems came when she was 5, when she told Sandy she threw up. It happens to kids. Only her stomach was distended at times, especially after she went swimming, and a day turned into days of puking as she got older. In 2004, her nose became runny, and she got a fever, and then her legs

simply didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t work. She was 10, and she told Sandy she thought she was dying. Those attacks came twice a year. Then her shoulder loosened and she needed surgery. On and on, all of it accompanied by chronic pain. The problems seemed to peak at the start of the school year. Anxiety, doctors said, after tests for things like MS came back normal. I wish, Sandy told them. She spent whole nights researching symptoms on the computer. She found nothing. Doctors were perplexed but prescribed bottles of meds to see if they would hit. Seeing Raven sick was rough, but the fact she was stripped of a normal life was heartbreaking. Raven loved to play volleyball and be a cheerleader, and she couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do anything like that. Her weight went up every year no matter what she did to control it. When she won first place in a fishing derby at age 8, Sandy and Dan bawled because it was so fun to see her do well at something any

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B2: Playoff push: The Greeley girls golf team put on a show. Meanwhile, see how Valley fared in its district baseball game.


B3: The NBA playoffs continue with games in Boston and Oklahoma City.

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Tribune editor earns award FOR STRONG COVERAGE OF BOYS WRESTLING Tribune sports editor and county schools reporter Bobby Fernandez was awarded the Wrestling Media Award at the annual awards banquet Fernandez for the National Wrestling Hall of Fame’s Colorado Chapter on Saturday at the Crowne Plaza in Colorado Springs. Legendary Roosevelt wrestling coach Mike Pallotto was awarded a Lifetime Service to Wrestling Award, as was former Fort Lupton coach Ray Barron.

The Tribune « Tuesday, May 15, 2012


Clemens trial

McNamee tells court of injections Associated Press WASHINGTON — Speak-

ing softly, nervously and in detail, Brian McNamee testified about the lifechanging moment when, he said, he first gave Roger Clemens a “booty shot” of steroids. The government’s star witness in the Clemens perjury retrial took the stand Monday and told the jury that he injected one of baseball’s most successful pitchers with steroids about eight to 10 times when they were with the Toronto Blue

Jays in 1998. “I knew what I was doing was illegal,” McNamee said. “I wish to God I could take it back.” Clemens is charged with lying to Congress when he testified in 2008 that he had never used steroids or human growth hormone. The first attempt to try him last July ended in a mistrial when prosecutors showed the jury a snippet of videotaped evidence that had been ruled inadmissible. The retrial took until its fifth week to get to the heart of the govern-

ment’s case: McNamee is the only person who will claim firsthand knowledge of Clemens using performance-enhancing drugs. In his thick New York accent, McNamee covered a lot of ground in about four hours on the stand — and he still has much more to tell when he returns Tuesday. He recalled how he met Clemens when McNamee was the strength and conditioning coach of the Blue Jays during the 1998 season. He said Clemens gave him a $1,000 tip at the end of

spring training, that Clemens approached him one day in the clubhouse and asked him to get rid of a bag of some 20 to 30 bottles of steroids. Then came the fateful day in June when he was asked by Clemens to come to Clemens’ apartment in the Blue Jays’ Skydome stadium after a game. McNamee said he found alcohol, needle and gauze and the anabolic steroid Winstrol laid out in the bathroom. He said he felt “a little uncomfortable” while preparing the shot because he’d

never done anything like it before. He said he then walked into Clemens’ bedroom. “Roger pulled down his pants, exposing his right buttocks cheek to me,” McNamee said. A few seconds later, Clemens said he was ready. McNamee said he then “plunged the fluid in into his buttocks.” After it was done, they “exchanged pleasantries,” according to McNamee. “That,” McNamee


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The banquet featured more than 430 attendees. Fernandez joins longtime Tribune sports reporter Samuel G. Mustari among the 14 past recipients of the media award.

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Buster Posey hit a go-ahead RBI single in the eighth inning, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 3-1 on Monday night to match their best winning streak of the season at three games.

Gregor Blanco hit a tying home run leading off the sixth for San Francisco and also added a pair of singles, including one to start the rally in the eighth against loser Rex Brothers (1-2). Joaquin Arias then beat out an infield single when Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario tried to let the bunt up the first base line roll foul and it stayed fair. He rushed his throw to first and the ball got past Todd Helton for an error that moved Blanco to third. Sergio Romo (2-0) struck out Michael Cuddyer with runners on second and third to end the

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Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki injured his left leg after teammate Dexter Fowler fouled a ball that hit him in the dugout during the eighth inning of Monday night’s game with the San Francisco Giants. After being examined by athletic trainer Keith Dugger, Tulowitzki stayed in the game and took his turn at-bat. He reached on an infield single against Javier Lopez but hobbled to the base, clearly in pain. Manager Jim Tracy and Dugger hustled out to first and Tulowitzki was lifted for pinch-runner Chris Nelson. Associated Press

eighth for the win. Santiago Casilla finished for his eighth save in nine chances despite allowing an unearned run in the ninth. Casilla retired Chris Nelson on a groundout to end it with the bases loaded.

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Surprise, surprise: Rebels, Wizards still alive If this past weekend’s district baseball action taught Weld spectators anything, it was expect the unexpected. Sure, Eaton qualifying for this week’s eight-team Class 3A state tournament for the 20th straight season was far less of an anomaly and more of a formality. Northridge’s first-round district loss on its home field was a bit surprising, though not quite a jaw-dropper. The big shockers during the last few days came in the form of Weld Central and Windsor clawing their way to a spot among the final eight teams in their respective classifications.

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County Schools Notes On Saturday, the Rebels scored arguably the biggest upset in all of 3A’s eight district tournaments. Weld Central (1011), seeded 30th of 32 statewide teams, beat No. 3 Rifle (17-3) in the Bears’ home park, 6-0 in the first round of district play. The Rebels went on to edge fellow Patriot League team, University, 6-3 in the District 7 finals Saturday afternoon.

Just to shed some light on the magnitude of Weld Central’s upsets: The Rebels are the only 3A state-qualifying team with more than seven losses. They are the only squad with a losing record. Even after their big wins this past weekend, they’re ranked 15th in 3A. Weld Central placed sixth in its own league, claiming the league’s final playoff bid. Yet, here the Rebels sit as a participant in the eight-team state tournament for the first time in program history. Weld Central will face Patriot League foe, Brush (15-6), in the first round at 10 a.m. Friday at the

University of Northern Colorado’s Jackson Field. Windsor’s district success many not have been quite the stunner that Weld Central’s wins were. The Wizards’ prolonged postseason run is a surprise, nonetheless. The 25th-seeded Wizards (138) upended the eighth-seeded 4A District 2 host, Evergreen (14-6) by a score of 10-9 before coasting past No. 9 Palisade (183) via an 8-3 district championship win.


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The Wizards placed fourth in the eight-team Tri-Valley Conference, also earning their conference’s final playoff bid. Windsor is the only Tri-Valley team in the state tournament. The Wizards are ranked 21st in 4A, by MaxPreps. Windsor will be well-challenged at 10 a.m. Friday at CocaCola All-Star Park in Littleton. The Wizards will face top-seeded Air Academy (18-2), which knocked off No. 16 Discovery Canyon (13-7) by a healthy, 5-2 margin. Bobby Fernandez is The Tribune’s sports editor. He covers Weld schools outside of Greeley. Reach him at (970)392-4478 or by email at bfernandez@ Follow him on Twitter @BobbyDFernandez, and follow the Tribune sports department @GTribSports

» Putting the ‘Q’ in quick: Quethzally Chaparro, who was a quick, speedy senior starting libero for Valley’s semifinalist girls volleyball team this past fall, has committed to play volleyball for Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kan. Chaparro, who was often referred to as “Q” by her Vikings teammates, will play libero for the Swedes, which competes in the NAIA’s Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference. » Going camping: Speaking of Vikings athletics, Valley will host a boys and girls basketball camp, for players who are entering third-eighth grades, on June 5 and 6. The camp will take place from noon to 3 p.m. each day at the Valley High School East Gymnasium. Cost is $35 per athlete, $20 for each additional family member. The camp fee includes a

camp tee shirt, as well as quality instruction and individual attention focusing on the fundamentals of basketball. To register, contact Justin Kravig at (970)302-4272, or Ryan Voehringer at (970)3133460. » On your marks: Eaton’s girls track and field looks to complete its season-long pursuit of a 3A team title, and numerous other county athletes will challenge for individual titles, during the state track meet this Thursday-Saturday at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood. All five classifications will participate in their respective meets at the same time and place. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, and action begins at 8:30 a.m. » Extended pool time: Track and field athletes are not the only local athletes competing for state titles this weekend. The Veteran’s Memorial

Aquatic Center in Thornton will play host to the boys 4A state swimming and diving meet. The Edora Pool Ice Center in Fort Collins will be the site of the 5A meet. Action begins with prelims at 4 p.m. Friday, wrapping up with the finals, which kick off at 2 p.m. Saturday. » Batter up: In addition to Weld Central and Windsor, perennial powerhouse Eaton will also begin its pursuit of a state baseball title this weekend. The second-seeded Reds (18-3) will face Lamar at 12:30 p.m. Friday at Jackson Field. The winner of first-round games will play again at 3 p.m. Friday. Only four teams per classification will remain after this weekend. Action will resume with the semifinals on May 19.

Greeley girls take « Spectating home share of conf. championship Today

College Baseball Air Force at Northern Colorado, 3 p.m.


College Baseball Northern Colorado at Utah Valley, 6 p.m. GIRLS SOCCER State playoffs Track & Field State championships, at JeffCo Stadium, 9 a.m.

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»Hockley — 2nd

College Baseball Northern Colorado at Utah Valley, 4 p.m. (DH) Baseball State tournaments Boys swimming & diving 4A state championships, prelims, at Veterans Memorial Aquatics


»Geisick — 9th »Cruz — 10th

Hockley and Sick have also qualified for the state tournament, which will be May 21 and 22 at Boomerang Golf Links.

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« N.Y. Rangers open finals with big win NEW YORK

Rangers rookie Chris Kreider and defenseman Dan Girardi both had a goal and an assist in the third period, and Henrik Lundqvist stopped 21 shots for his fifth career playoff shutout, as weary New York opened the Eastern Conference finals with a 3-0 victory over the well-rested New Jersey Devils on Monday night. Playing just two days after eliminating Washington in a stirring 2-1 Game 7 victory, the top-seeded Rangers hit their home ice again and won their third straight Game 1 of these playoffs. The Devils had been off for five days since they knocked out the Philadelphia Flyers in five games. Game 2 is Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden.

« Republican remark draws Chastain’s ire SACRAMENTO, Calif.

If Brandi Chastain could have cried foul, she would have. The world-famous women’s soccer player was in Sacramento on Monday to be honored by the California Assembly as it recognized the 40th anniversary of Title IX. The occasion prompted Republican Assemblyman Chris Norby of Fullerton to say that he wasn’t a fan of the 1972 federal law, chiefly known for mandating gender equity in high school and collegiate sports. With Chastain visibly wincing at the back of the chamber and raising her hand to speak, Norby said he thought Title IX had come at the expense of male athletes, particularly those who depend on sports scholarships. Chastain, who plays with the semi-professional California Storm, was denied a rebuttal because resolutions don’t have public hearings. The resolution eventually passed unanimously.

« Coach K to call it quits after Olympics DALLAS

Mike Krzyzewski says he thinks the London Olympics will be his last coaching the United States. The Duke coach was brought in before the 2008 Games to revive a struggling Olympic team, which had finished a disappointing third in Athens. Krzyzewski and USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo established a player pool to help give the program structure, and the result has been a return to the top of the international game. The Americans won the gold medal in Beijing behind Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James. Two years later, they won the world title with a completely different roster. Krzyzewski says coaching the U.S. team has been “the ultimate honor,” and he’ll continue to be involved with USA Basketball after stepping down. Colangelo, meanwhile, said Monday he would stick around after London to provide the continuity that’s been so key to the Americans’ resurgence. Wire reports

Center in Thornton, 3 p.m.; Class 5A State Meet, at EPIC, Fort Collins, all day Track & Field State championships, at JeffCo Stadium, 9 a.m.

Saturday College Baseball Northern Colorado at Utah Valley, 1 p.m. Baseball State tournaments GIRLS SOCCER State playoffs Boys swimming & diving 4A state championships, finals, at Veterans Memorial Aquatics Center in Thornton, 2 p.m.; Class 5A State Meet, at EPIC, Fort Collins, all day. Track & Field State championships, at JeffCo Stadium, 9 a.m.

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« SportsHistory Today in sports history ... 1876 — Vagrant, ridden by Robert Swim, wins the second Kentucky Derby by two lengths over Creedmoor. 1918 — The Preakness, run in two divisions, is won by War Cloud, ridden by Johnny Loftus in the first half. Jack Hare, Jr., ridden by C. Peak, wins the second half. 1937 — War Admiral, ridden by Charles Kurtsinger, battles Pompoon head-to-head from the top of the stretch and wins the Preakness Stakes by a head. 1948 — Citation, ridden by Eddie Arcaro, wins the Preakness Stakes by 5 1/2 lengths over Vulcan’s Forge. 1971 — Canonero II, ridden by Gustavo Avila, posts a 1 1/2-length victory over Eastern Fleet in the Preakness Stakes. 1981 — Len Barker of Cleveland pitches the first perfect game in 13 years as the Indians beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-0 at Municipal Stadium. 1990 — Petr Klima ends a bizarre NHL marathon. His goal at 15:13 of the third overtime wins the longest game in Stanley Cup finals history for the Edmonton Oilers — a 3-2 series-opening victory over the Boston Bruins in a game delayed 25 minutes by a lighting problem. 1993 — Prairie Bayou, ridden by Mike Smith, rebounds from a second-place finish in the Kentucky Derby to become the first gelding to win the Preakness in 79 years. 1998 — Se Ri Pak shoots a 68 at the LPGA

Lamar — The Valley Vikings went into a tough district tournament and were quickly dispatched. Facing 10th seed Bishop Machebeuf, the Vikings kept it close for three innings before the game got away and they fell, 10-0. “We struggled to get on base,” Valley coach Steve Kissler said. “They threw their ace and we struggled to get hits off him.” Valley (11-9) did have its chances. Starting pitcher Jacob Joseph (3-5) kept the score at 1-0 going into the fourth inning. In the first four innings, the Vikings had one runner in scoring position. They just couldn’t bring any of them home. “We had them off balance into the fourth inning,” Kissler said. “Jacob threw really well... After that, a few little things happened.” Valley looks to have a tough road ahead next year. The Vikings lose seven senior starters from this year’s squad. Kissler said the JV team had a good season, and he expects to get some contributions from a couple of freshmen as well. “There are definitely some positives coming,” Kissler said. “They’re ready to get after it.” VHS 000 00 — 0 2 3 BMHS 001 45 — 10 10 1 VHS — Jacob Joseph (L, 3-5, 5H, 2ER, 2BB, 1SO), Drew Matsushima (4th, 5H, 5ER, 1BB, 0SO) and Keith Huntington. 2B – Spencer Gill;

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he Greeley girls golf team made a run of it, winning two of the last four conference matches to earn a share of the conference championship. Shooting a team total 263 to blow the doors off Fort Morgan (274) and Skyline (278), Greeley was able to earn the season split. Ellie Sick and Hannah Hockley, seniors who have led the way for Greeley all year, again showed up big for their team. Hockley was a medalist, shooting an 82. Sick shot an 88, and young guns Sammy Geisick (sophomore) and Lauren Cruz (freshman) each recorded rounds of 93 to round out the scoring for Greeley. The strong finish helped each of the girls finish in the top 10 in conference.

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Championship for a two-day total of 9-under 133 — the lowest 36-hole score in the history of the tournament. 1998 — Notah Begay III joins Al Geiberger and Chip Beck as the only players to shoot a 59 on a U.S. pro tour. He does it at the Nike Old Dominion Open. 2003 — The three-year championship reign of the Los Angeles Lakers ends. Tim Duncan has 37 points and 16 rebounds, and Tony Parker adds 27 points to help the San Antonio Spurs overpower the Lakers 110-82 to win the Western Conference semifinal series 4-2. 2004 — With one breathtaking surge, Smarty Jones posts a record 11 1/2-length victory in the Preakness. Rock Hard Ten, in his fourth start, finishes strong for second ahead of Eddington. 2005 — Annika Sorenstam cruises to a 10-stroke win in the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship, finishing with a 23-under 265 total, matching the biggest 72-hole win of her career. 2010 — Lookin at Lucky wins the Preakness to end Super Saver’s bid to become the first Triple Crown winner in 32 years. Ridden by new jockey Martin Garcia, Lookin at Lucky moves into contention in the final turn and sprints to the finish ahead of First Dude by threequarters of a length. 2011 — Finland scores five late goals to beat Sweden 6-1 and claim its second title at the ice hockey world championship. The Finns also beat rival Sweden in the 1995 final.

« scoreboard Baseball National League

West Division W L Pct GB 23 11 .676 — 17 17 .500 6 15 20 .429 8½ 13 20 .394 9½ 12 24 .333 12 East Division W L Pct GB Washington 22 13 .629 — Atlanta 22 14 .611 ½ New York 20 15 .571 2 Miami 18 17 .514 4 Philadelphia 17 19 .472 5½ Central Division W L Pct GB St. Louis 20 15 .571 — Cincinnati 18 16 .529 1½ Pittsburgh 17 18 .486 3 Chicago 15 20 .429 5 Houston 15 20 .429 5 Milwaukee 15 20 .429 5 Monday Chicago Cubs 6, St. Louis 4 Philadelphia 5, Houston 1 Washington 8, San Diego 5 Cincinnati 3, Atlanta 1 N.Y. Mets 3, Milwaukee 1 Pittsburgh 3, Miami 2 Arizona at L.A. Dodgers, 8:10 p.m. Colorado at San Francisco, 8:15 p.m. Today Houston (Undecided) at Philadelphia (Cl. Lee 0-1), 1:05 p.m. San Diego (Bass 1-4) at Washington (Strasburg 3-0), 1:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Maholm 4-2) at St. Louis (Lohse 5-1), 1:45 p.m. Cincinnati (Cueto 4-0) at Atlanta (T.Hudson 1-1), 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Greinke 3-1) at N.Y. Mets (Gee 2-2), 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Correia 1-3) at Miami (Jo. Johnson 0-3), 7:10 p.m. Arizona (Miley 3-1) at L.A. Dodgers (Billingsley 2-2), 10:10 p.m. Colorado (Guthrie 2-1) at San Francisco (Lincecum 2-3), 10:15 p.m. Los Angeles San Francisco Arizona Colorado San Diego

American League

West Division W L Pct GB Texas 23 13 .639 — Oakland 18 17 .514 4½ Seattle 16 21 .432 7½ Los Angeles 15 20 .429 7½ East Division W L Pct GB Baltimore 22 14 .611 — Tampa Bay 22 14 .611 — New York 20 15 .571 1½ Toronto 19 17 .528 3 Boston 16 19 .457 5½ Central Division W L Pct GB Cleveland 19 16 .543 — Detroit 17 18 .486 2 Chicago 17 19 .472 2½ Kansas City 14 20 .412 4½ Minnesota 10 25 .286 9 Monday N.Y. Yankees 8, Baltimore 5 Tampa Bay 7, Toronto 1 Boston 6, Seattle 1 Kansas City 3, Texas 1 Cleveland 5, Minnesota 4 Chicago White Sox 7, Detroit 5 Oakland at L.A. Angels, 8:05 p.m. Today Cleveland (D.Lowe 5-1) at Minnesota (Marquis 2-2), 1:10 p.m. Detroit (Scherzer 2-3) at Chicago White Sox (Peavy 4-1), 2:10 p.m. Seattle (Beavan 1-3) at Boston (Beckett 2-4), 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 5-0) at Baltimore (W.Chen 3-0), 7:05 p.m. Oakland (Colon 3-3) at L.A. Angels (E.Santana 1-6), 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Price 5-2) at Toronto (H.Alvarez 3-2), 7:07 p.m. Kansas City (Mazzaro 0-0) at Texas (Lewis 3-2), 8:05 p.m.

Basketball NBA Playoffs

FIRST ROUND (x-if necessary) (Best-of-7) WESTERN CONFERENCE L.A. Lakers 4, Denver 3 April 29: L.A. Lakers 103, Denver 88 May 1: L.A. Lakers 104, Denver 100 Friday: Denver 99, L.A. Lakers 84 Sunday: L.A. Lakers 92, Denver 88 Tuesday: Denver 102, L.A. Lakers 99 Thursday: Denver 113, L.A. Lakers 96 Saturday: L.A. Lakers 96, Nuggets 87 San Antonio 4, Utah 0 April 29: San Antonio 106, Utah 91 Wednesday: San Antonio 114, Utah 83 Saturday: San Antonio 102, Utah 90 Monday: San Antonio 87, Utah 81 Oklahoma City 4, Dallas 0 April 28: Oklahoma City 99, Dallas 98 April 30: Oklahoma City 102, Dallas 99 Thursday: Oklahoma City 95, Dallas 79 Saturday: Oklahoma City 103, Dallas 97 L.A. Clippers 4, Memphis 3 April 29: L.A. Clippers 99, Memphis 98 Wednesday: Memphis 105, L.A. Clippers 98 Saturday: L.A. Clippers 87, Memphis 86 Monday: L.A. Clippers 101, Memphis 97, OT Wednesday: Memphis 92, L.A. Clippers 80 Friday: Memphis 90, L.A. Clippers 88 Sunday: L.A. Clippers 82, Memphis 72 EASTERN CONFERENCE Philadelphia 4, Chicago 2 April 28: Chicago 103, Philadelphia 91 Tuesday: Philadelphia 109, Chicago 92 Friday: Philadelphia 79, Chicago 74 Sunday: Philadelphia 89, Chicago 82 Tuesday: Chicago 77, Philadelphia 69 Thursday: Philadelphia 79, Chicago 78 Miami 4, New York 1 April 28: Miami 100, New York 67 April 30: Miami 104, New York 94 Thursday: Miami 87, New York 70 Sunday: New York 89, Miami 87 Wednesday: Miami 106, New York 94 Indiana 4, Orlando 1 Saturday: Orlando 81, Indiana 77 April 30: Indiana 93, Orlando 78 Wednesday: Indiana 97, Orlando 74 Saturday: Indiana 101, Orlando 99, OT

Tuesday: Indiana 105, Orlando 87 Boston 4, Atlanta 2 April 30: Atlanta 83, Boston 74 May 1: Boston 87, Atlanta 80 Friday: Boston 90, Atlanta 84 Sunday: Boston 101, Atlanta 79 Tuesday: Atlanta 87, Boston 86 Thursday: Boston 83, Atlanta 80


EASTERN CONFERENCE Boston 1, Philadelphia 1 Saturday: Boston 92, Philadelphia 91 Monday: Philadelphia 82, Boston 1 Wednesday: Boston at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Friday: Boston at Philadelphia, TBD x-May 21: Philadelphia at Boston, TBD x-May 23: Boston at Philadelphia, TBD x-May 26: Philadelphia at Boston, TBD Indiana vs. Miami Sunday: Miami 95, Indiana 86 Today: Indiana at Miami, 7 p.m. Thursday: Miami at Indiana, TBD May 20: Miami at Indiana, 3:30 p.m. x-May 22: Indiana at Miami, TBD x-May 24: Miami at Indiana, TBD x-May 26: Indiana at Miami, TBD WESTERN CONFERENCE Oklahoma City 1, LA Lakers 0 Monday: OKC 119, L.A. Lakers 90 Wednesday: L.A. Lakers at OKC 7:30 p.m. Friday: OKC at L.A. Lakers, 8:30 p.m. Saturday: OKC at L.A. Lakers, 8:30 p.m. x-May 21: L.A. Lakers at OKC, TBD x-May 23: OKC at L.A. Lakers, TBD x-May 27: L.A. Lakers at OKC, TBD San Antonio vs. L.A. Clippers Today: L.A. Clippers at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. Thursday: L.A. Clippers at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. Saturday: San Antonio at L.A. Clippers, 1:30 p.m. May 20: San Antonio at L.A. Clippers, 8:30 p.m. x-May 22: L.A. Clippers at San Antonio, TBD x-May 25: San Antonio at L.A. Clippers, TBD x-May 27: L.A. Clippers at San Antonio, TBD

Hockey National Hockey League Playoffs

Conference Semifinals (Best-of-7) (x-if necessary) WESTERN CONFERENCE Phoenix 4, Nashville 1 April 27: Phoenix 4, Nashville 3, OT April 29: Phoenix 5, Nashville 3 May 2: Nashville 2, Phoenix 0 Friday: Phoenix 1, Nashville 0 Monday: Phoenix 2, Nashville 1 Los Angeles 4, St. Louis 0 April 28: Los Angeles 3, St. Louis 1 April 30: Los Angeles 5, St. Louis 2 May 3: Los Angeles 4, St. Louis 2 Sunday: Los Angeles 3, St. Louis 1 EASTERN CONFERENCE N.Y. Rangers 4, Washington 3 April 28: NY Rangers 3, Washington 1 April 30: Washington 3, NY Rangers 2 May 2: NY Rangers 2, Washington 1, 3OT Saturday: Washington 3, NY Rangers 2 Monday: NY Rangers 3, Washington 2 Wednesday: Washington 2, NY Rangers 1 Saturday: NY Rangers 2, Washington 1 New Jersey 4, Philadelphia 1 Sunday: Philadelphia 4, New Jersey 3, OT Tuesday: New Jersey 4, Philadelphia 1 Thursday: New Jersey 4, Philadelphia 3, OT Sunday: New Jersey 4, St. Louis 2 Tuesday: New Jersey 3, Philadelphia 1

CONFERENCE FINALS EASTERN CONFERENCE N.Y. Rangers 1, New Jersey 0 Monday: NY Rangers 3, New Jersey 0. Wednesday: New Jersey at NY Rangers, 6 p.m. Saturday: NY Rangers at New Jersey, 11 a.m. May 21: NY Rangers at New Jersey, 6 p.m. May 23: New Jersey at NY Rangers, 6 p.m. May 25: NY Rangers at New Jersey, 6 p.m. May 27: New Jersey at NY Rangers, 6 p.m.


Los Angeles 1, Phoenix 0 Sunday: Los Angeles 4, Phoenix 2 Today: Los Angeles at Phoenix, 7 p.m. Thursday: Phoenix at Los Angeles, 7 p.m. May 20: Phoenix at Los Angeles, 1 p.m. May 22: Los Angeles at Phoenix, 7 p.m. May 24: Phoenix at Los Angeles, 7 p.m. May 26: Los Angeles at Phoenix, 6 p.m.

Et Cetera Monday’s Transactions

BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Selected the contract of OF Xavier Avery from Norfolk (IL). Optioned RHP Stu Pomeranz to Norfolk. BOSTON RED SOX—Placed OF Darnell McDonald on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 12. Selected the contract of 1B Mauro Gomez from Pawtucket (IL). Transferred OF Jacoby Ellsbury to the 60-day DL. NEW YORK YANKEES—Selected the contract of LHP Andy Pettitte from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Optioned RHP Cody Eppley to Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre. Transferred RHP Mariano Rivera from the 15- to the 60-day DL. National League PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Reinstated RHP Joel Hanrahan from the bereavement list. Placed RHP Daniel McCutchen on the 15-day DL. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS—Activated LHP Jeremy Affedlt from the 15-day DL. Designated LHP Travis Blackley for assignment. Optioned INF Conor Gillaspie to Fresno (PCL). Recalled INF Charlie Culberson from Fresno. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS—Activated 1B Lance Berkman off the 15-day DL. Optioned OF Shane Robinson to Memphis (PCL). WASHINGTON NATIONALS—Placed C Wilson Ramos on the 15-day DL. Selected the contract of C Sandy Leon from Double-A Harrisburg. American Association AMARILLO SOX—Released OF Danny Gallinot and C Chris Hannick. LAREDO LEMURS—Signed OF Luis Uribe. LINCOLN SALTDOGS—Released C Michael Derr and RHP Jeremy Brewer. Can-Am League QUEBEC CAPITALES—Signed C Patrick D’Aoust, RHP John Mariotti, INF Josh Colafemina, RHP TJ Stanton, OF Bobby Wagner and RHP Guillaume Duguay.

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Philadelphia 76ers shooting guard Evan Turner reaches

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Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant dunks in

over the top to block a shot by Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo on Monday during the second half of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinal playoff series in Boston. The 76ers won 82-81.

front of Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum on Monday in the first quarter of Game 1 in the second round of the NBA basketball playoffs, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma City won 119-90.

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BOSTON — It could be the injuries. It could

be old age. It could be the 76ers’ in-your-face defense. It could have been any number of things. But the same Celtics that could do no wrong in the fourth quarter of Game 1 of this series couldn’t buy a mid-range bucket for two full quarters — not from captain Paul Pierce, not from the previously unstoppable Kevin Garnett, not even from sweet-shooting Ray Allen — of Monday night’s 82-81 loss to the Sixers. The Celtics scored 25 points in the first 12 minutes of the game. They failed to score 25 points in the next two quarters combined. “I thought tonight when they trapped us, we tried to reject it and force shots,” Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. “I wasn’t proud of the way we played offensively. I don’t like the fact that, to me, we took almost three quarters to play the right way offensively. “We knew the blueprint before the game, but it took us three quarters to get the offense going. I always say that’s on me.” Rivers needed energy out of his aging team and wasn’t finding it from a host of players who were firing brick after brick. Then, within a 60-second span, Mickael Pietrus changed everything and gave Boston hope for another late run.

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The high-energy bench man sparked this series of possessions: Pietrus hit a threepointer following a loose ball rebound; the Sixers missed a jumper; Pietrus hit another trey; Pietrus got a block on the defensive end. It was a six-point swing. More important in this league of runs, though, was the momentum swing. Pietrus came out of the game with seven minutes to play in the fourth quarter and didn’t see the court again, turning it over to Boston’s usually trust-worthy Big Four. But Evan Turner hit two free throws with 12 seconds remaining to give the Sixers a 7875 lead that they did not relinquish. Garnett was called for an offensive foul with 10 seconds remaining, and Lou Williams hit both ensuing free throws to ice the game despite a successful Allen three-ball with 2.2 seconds remaining. “I think Kevin got three off-the-ball offensive fouls,” Rivers said. “So it looked like (the officials) were looking for it all night.” Rajon Rondo, the human stat sheet, did all he could by distributing two-handed heaves. But the Celtics couldn’t finish shooting from the floor.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook

had 27 points and nine assists, Kevin Durant added 25 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder blasted the weary Los Angeles Lakers 119-90 on Monday night in the opening game of the Western Conference semifinals. The Thunder took a 15-point halftime lead, then opened the third quarter with a 15-2 blitz filled with crowd-pleasing 3-pointers and dunks. Oklahoma City led by as many as 35 points, getting a measure of vengeance for the elbow Metta World Peace delivered to the head of the Thunder’s James Harden three weeks earlier — and without needing dirty tactics to do it. Thunder starting center Kendrick Perkins limped off after aggravating a hip injury from the first round. Kobe Bryant and Andrew Bynum scored 20 points each for the Lakers and Bynum had 14 rebounds. The Thunder committed a franchise-record-low four turnovers. Two games after trailing by as many as 28 points in a blowout loss in Game 6 in Denver, it got even worse for the Lakers. They responded to that loss by beating the Nuggets 96-87 in a thrilling Game 7 on Saturday

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night. They’ll need another big bounce back for Game 2 in Oklahoma City on Wednesday night. While the Lakers were making a quick turnaround less than 48 hours after ending the first round, the Thunder had eight full days off following their first-round sweep of defending NBA champion Dallas. It got out of hand just after halftime, in highlight-reel fashion. Durant lobbed the ball to Westbrook for a two-handed slam, then connected on a 3-pointer from the left wing to draw a timeout from Lakers coach Mike Brown. That still didn’t slow down Oklahoma City, which got what could have been a costly two-handed dunk from Perkins on its next trip and then another 3 from Durant before Thabo Sefolosha swiped the ball from Bryant and ran out for a layup that made it 74-46 with 8:39 left in the period. Both coaches started going to their benches with 8½ minutes left, and Los Angeles reserve Devin Ebanks ended up getting ejected with 2:18 to play after walking up to a scrum for the ball after the whistle.

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Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Sunset: 8:09 PM 8:10 PM 8:11 PM

Grass Mold Tree Weeds

Low 49

Moderate Not Counted Moderate Absent

Seattle 74 / 50

First May 28

New May 21

Full June 4

Moonrise: Tuesday Wednesday

2:46 AM 3:13 AM

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

Last June 11

Moonset: 3:29 PM 4:27 PM

Forecasts and maps prepared by:

Cheyenne, Wyo.

Minneapolis 77 / 49 Chicago 82 / 53 Denver

Boise 87 / 53 San Francisco 67 / 52 Los Angeles 75 / 57 Phoenix 106 / 75

Tuesday's Ozone Forecast

Low 48

Very warm and dry

High 88

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



0.00" 0.52" 1.02" 2.05" 4.72"

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

A few late thunderstorms

High 83 Thursday

82 39 74 / 43 92 in 1915 26 in 1953

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

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


83 / 51 St. Louis 82 / 60

New York 70 / 57 Raleigh 79 / 62 Atlanta 81 / 62

Dallas 82 / 61

Snow Mix

New Orleans 84 / 70 Miami 87 / 73


Valid at 5 p.m. Tuesday

Rain T-storms

Monday's National Extremes:

High: 112 at Death Valley, Calif. Low: 13 at Charleston, Nev.

Laramie 74 / 41

Rock Springs 80 / 49

Beautiful days ahead It will be a pleasant Tuesday afternoon all across Weld County. Ample sunshine is in store as highs reach the upper 70s to near 80 degrees. Skies will remain clear overnight. Lows will fall to the upper 40s. A repeat of this will unfold on Wednesday, though temperatures will be just a bit warmer. This mild and dry pattern will persist all week long, giving us a chance to get out and enjoy it after the soggy weekend that we experienced. Outside of isolated afternoon thunderstorms, there are no big rain chances in the forecast for this week for the Greeley area. Any showers and storms that do form would provide a brief opportunity to cool off; highs will climb into the 80s from Wednesday through Friday.

Ft. Collins 83 / 49

Craig 81 / 35

Gunnison 76 / 34

Cortez 85 / 42

Cheyenne 78 / 47 Ault 84 / 45

Loveland 83 / 49 Greeley 84 / 43 Granby Denver 73 / 41 83 / 51 Vail Castle 68 / 39 Rock 77 / 47

Grand Junction 87 / 56

Durango 69 / 45

Farmington 85 / 50

Scottsbluff 84 / 52

Sterling 86 / 45

Ft. Morgan 85 / 45 Limon 81 / 46 Burlington

66 / 54 Colo. Spgs 78 / 46 Canon ~ City La Junta Pueblo 80 / 47 84 / 47 84 / 50

Alamosa 76 / 35 Santa Fe 77 / 48



Walsenburg 76 / 44

Hi Akron 78 Alamosa 70 Aspen 71 Colorado Spgs. 74 Denver 77 79 Ft.Collins Fraser n/a Grand Junction 83 70 Gunnison 74 La Junta 74 Limon 80 Longmont 81 Loveland 76 Pueblo

Lo 43 30 28 37 43 38 n/a 44 28 47 33 35 41 41

Prcp 0.00" 0.00" 0.00" 0.00" 0.00" 0.00" n/a" 0.00" 0.00" 0.60" Trace" 0.00" 0.00" 0.02"

Tuesday Hi 84 76 72 78 83 83 xx 87 76 84 81 83 83 84

W su pc pc su su su pc pc pc su su su su su

Wednesday Hi Lo W 85 54 th 77 36 pc 74 36 mc 81 48 pc 83 51 th 82 53 th 64 38 th 89 54 pc 77 32 pc 89 53 pc 81 46 th 83 48 th 82 50 th 88 51 pc

Thursday Hi Lo W 84 54 pc 75 34 pc 73 37 pc 79 50 pc 85 51 pc 85 51 pc 66 38 pc 88 55 su 75 32 pc 88 54 su 83 51 pc 84 49 pc 84 52 pc 85 52 su

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

147 Lowest Relative Humidity 10% *Growing Degree Days 14 *Corn GDD as of yesterday Hours of sunshine Evapotranspiration 0.37" and base 50 since 5/1/2012

Streamflow Information Raton 77 / 43

Lo 50 35 39 46 51 49 38 56 34 50 46 45 49 47

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

Stage(Feet) 1.45' 2.87' 3.01' 4.53' 3.33' 1.72'

Flow(cfps) 55 229 168 226 334 280

Wednesday Hi Lo W

Albany, N.Y. 79 Albuquerque 88 Amarillo 86 Anchorage 49 Asheville 76 Atlanta 82 Atlantic City 68 Austin 85 Baltimore 78 Billings 86 Birmingham 82 Bismarck 82 Boise 83 Boston 71 Brownsville 86 Buffalo 66 Burlington 71 Casper 84 Cheyenne 80 Chicago 62 Cincinnati 80 Cleveland 70 Colmbs., OH 79 Dallas 86 Des Moines 81 Detroit 68 El Paso 89 Fargo 80 Flagstaff 79 Honolulu 84 Houston 85 Indianapolis 78 Kansas City 83 Las Vegas 99 Los Angeles 75 Memphis 85 Miami Beach 88 Milwaukee 61 Mpls-St.Paul 75 Nashville 82 New Orleans 85 New York City 70 Oklahoma City 85 Omaha 84 Philadelphia 79 Phoenix 105 Pittsburgh 77 Portland, OR 76 Rapid City 87 Reno 84 St.Louis 84 Salt Lake 82 San Antonio 87 San Diego 68 San Fran. 65 Santa Fe 80 Seattle 65 Tampa Bay 85 Topeka 86 Tucson 101 Tulsa 82 Wash., DC 80 Wilmington 79

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Lawyers tussle about McNamee’s past, court records « Clemens From B1 concluded softly, “was the first time I injected Roger Clemens.” McNamee said he didn’t feel good about the moment, but he got the sense that Clemens “wasn’t good at doing the `booty shot.”’ “I did it,” McNamee said, “because I wanted to help and I wanted to keep my player safe. ... I wasn’t under the assumption that was the first time he did that.” McNamee recited details of another injection later in the season, one he said he gave Clemens in a hurry in a small supply room in the Tampa Bay clubhouse on the getaway day of a road trip. McNamee was so concerned about being discovered that he pressed his foot against the closed door while giving the shot. McNamee said the injections stopped after Clemens developed an abscess on his buttocks later in the season. He said Clemens walked by and “threw a whole bag (of steroids) at my locker and said, `I’m done with it.”’ McNamee recalled some scenes meticulously; other times he was more vague. He occasionally fidgeted with his white shirt or tan jacket and sometimes took long pauses before answering questions. It took him a few seconds to recall his wedding date — perhaps understandable, given he’s going through a divorce — and he initially said three months, instead of three years, when asked how long he worked for the New York Police Department before becoming a bullpen catcher and batting practice pitcher for the New York Yankees in the mid-1990s. McNamee was barely audible the first time he uttered the word “Roger.” He and Clemens were once good friends; he worked with Clemens for the better part of a decade, in an official capacity with the Blue Jays and later with the Yankees, and also as a personal trainer who would run Clemens through demanding workouts, often at Clemens’ home in Texas. Clemens watched intently from the defense table, occasionally taking notes or reading materials. When McNamee returns to the stand Tuesday, he’s expected to testify that he injected Clemens with performance-enhancing drugs in 2000 and 2001. The prosecution is also expected to head off, as best it can, an upcoming cross-examination that is expected

tion, that too could be mentioned. But the judge said again that defense lawyers may not mention that McNamee was investigated for an alleged sexual assault over a 2001 incident at a St. Petersburg, Fla., hotel involving a woman who was found to have a date rape drug in her system. Walton said the defense could refer to it only as a Associated Press

Former Major League Baseball

pitcher Roger Clemens autographs baseball balls as he leaves the Federal Court in Washington on May 9. to attack McNamee’s integrity. The defense wants to paint McNamee as a serial liar out for personal gain. The two sides spent the morning arguing over which parts of McNamee’s personal life can be revealed in front of the jury. U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton quashed a Clemens subpoena for McNamee’s divorce records, saying it was a “fishing expedition”

to look for information to disparage McNamee. The judge did rule that Clemens’ team could bring up evidence of McNamee’s alleged alcohol problems, including two convictions for driving under the influence. Walton also said that if the defense had evidence that McNamee had obtained prescription drugs online without a prescrip-

“serious criminal investigation.” The defense will be able to say that McNamee lied to investigators during that investigation. Charges were never filed in the case. The day began with the government winning a significant battle about the testimony of former Clemens teammate Andy Pettitte. Pettitte testified about a conversation 12 years ago in

which Clemens supposedly admitted to using HGH — but then acknowledged under cross-examination there was a “50-50” chance he might have misunderstood Clemens’ remark. The defense wanted the judge to strike Pettitte’s testimony about the conversation, but Walton ruled that it will be up to the jury to decide how much weight to give it.


May 15 edition of The Greeley Tribune

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