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No Methadone group to disband, invites community to ‘exit interview’ By Bill Vogrin

The No Methadone in Monument nonprofit organization, which rose up in a fury last summer to oppose an effort to open a dispensary in downtown Monument, is disbanding. Its leader, Tom Allen of Woodmoor, said the community is invited to a meeting for a debriefing on the group’s activity, including the status of $39,000 or so that it raised to battle Colonial Management Group of Orlando, Fla., which wants to open a methadone facility at 2nd and Front streets across from Limbach Park. “The group will be dissolved in the very near future, but we want to give one last community update,” Allen said. “We’ll talk about how we got here, give a full accounting of what we took in, what we spent, what’s left over, and talk about our intentions going forward.” No date has been set for the meeting, but Allen expects it to be in the next week or two. “For all practical purposes we’re done,” Allen said. “We just can’t take it any further.” The stunning announcement comes a few weeks after Allen’s co-leader, Greg Coopman, resigned to run for the

Town manager seeks 90-day extension of moratorium By Bill Vogrin

Tom Allen, leader of the No Methadone in Monument nonprofit group, spoke to a community meeting in July to rally opposition to a proposed methadone dispensary in downtown Monument across from Limbach Park. The group is dissolving. /Photo by Bill Vogrin / The Tribune

Monument Board of Trustees. And it follows months of fundraising and public rallies to insert itself in a lawsuit Colonial has filed against Monument over the denial of zoning approval for its facility, where it hopes to dispense methadone to people addicted to heroin and prescription painkillers. See Methadone on Page 7

A 90-day extension of a six-month moratorium on new clinics was requested by Monument Town Manager Chris Lowe from the Board of Trustees at its Feb. 16 meeting. The board imposed the moratorium Aug. 24 after the Board of Adjustment overturned town approval of Colonial Management Group’s zoning request for a methadone dispensary in downtown Monument. The moratorium called for town staff to reevaluate existing zoning codes to ensure adjacent land uses are compatible as specified in the 2003 Comprehensive Plan. The staff also was to research the town’s ability to regulate clinic uses and ultimately recommend changes to zoning codes as necessary. The moratorium was a response to public outrage at the idea of residential neighborhoods, schools, parks and churches having facilities like a methadone dispensary nearby. According to paperwork in the meeting agenda, Lowe said “consistent progress has been made” in reviewing town regulation of clinics. But Lowe noted that neither he, nor

Planning Director Larry Manning, were on staff when the moratorium was imposed Aug. 24. Since he took office in early October, Lowe said he has devoted much time to the issue along with a private land-use attorney hired to help. Still, the necessary review and research simply couldn’t be done by the Feb. 24 deadline. “The regulation of clinics is a complex and multi-faceted effort which cannot reasonably be completed within the allotted 180 days,” Lowe said in a presentation to the board at the Feb. 16 meeting. If the board agrees to extend the moratorium, Lowe said he and the staff planned to finalize an analysis of the options and present them to the trustees with recommendations. Then he plans to obtain public input on the preferred options before holding a formal public meeting before the board. “The additional time needed to provide a complete process will help ensure that the final regulation adopted by the town reflects both the law and the opinions of the town’s citizens,” Lowe said in his memo to the board. If the 90-day extension is granted, the moratorium will expire May 24 instead of on Feb. 24.

Jackson Creek Parkway funding request starts long process By Evan Musick

Running north from Baptist Road, Jackson Creek Parkway offers motorists four wide lanes and turn lanes to get in and out of the shopping district that has developed over the past 12 years or so. But once you drive about a mile, get past Leather Chaps Drive and clear the shops, the road suddenly narrows to a winding, two-lane country road. It remains two lanes all the way to Highway 105, about 2½ miles north of Baptist. Often at meetings of the Monument Board of Trustees, when new stores, apartment complexes, subdivisions and other projects proposed along the parkway are discussed, the question inevitably arises: Why hasn’t Jackson Creek Parkway been widened to four lanes for its entire length? Well if new town planning director, Larry Manning’s recent initiative is successful, widening may begin in 2020.

Manning visited the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments, or PPACG, on Jan. 13 to request funding to begin widening the remaining stretch. He said he requested $3.85 million with plans for construction to begin in 2020. PPACG is a regional transportation planning body which sets priorities for area projects and distributes funding. Its board is made up of elected officials from the region. “It’s a long range process in which you get your foot in the door,” said Manning. The next step in the process is for the project to be assessed and prioritized against all the other funding requests in the area. Rachel Beck, spokeswoman for PPACG, said “staff is currently scoring those projects.” Beck explained in an email that most funds come from the federal government. The funds are then allocated to the region by the state. If the project receives funding, it POSTAL ADDRESS


Jackson Creek Parkway narrows to two lanes once exiting north of the shopping center. / Photo by Evan Musick / The Tribune

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Emergency texting now available in El Paso County By Pat Hill

People in crisis in El Paso County have a new alternative to calling 9-1-1. A service launched last week by El Paso-Teller County 9-1-1 Authority offers texting as a way to alert authorities to an emergency. The new service could save lives if an emergency occurs in rural areas where cell-phone reception is spotty. Authorities prefer a phone call whenever possible. But the texting feature offers help to the hearing impaired. And it will be valuable in a domestic violence incident, for instance, when a victim can’t risk being heard on a telephone. They now can silently text a call

for help. The basic message should give the location and whether the person needs fire, medical or police. To reach dispatchers by text, type 911 in the “to” field of the message. Type the location of the emergency and the type of help required. Then hit send. Photos and videos cannot be sent to 9-1-1 at this time Texts to 9-1-1 will only work in SMS format. A “group text” will cause your message to 9-1-1 not to go through. Do not use emoticons or other symbols and do not use abbreviations or acronyms. You must text from a mobile device with a service plan. You cannot text 9-1-1 with a third party app.

Future of Gleneagle Golf Club to be unveiled at meeting By Tribune staff

The future of the Gleneagle Golf Course will be un veiled by the new owner at a neighborhood meeting scheduled 6:30-8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17, at the Antelope Trails Elementary School, 15280 Jessie Drive. The new owners, Westbrook Capital Holdings, will reveal its plans for the 135.4-acre property and how it will lay out the 41 homes it plans to build. The housing plans were announced in a Sept. 21 letter to nearby residents. The 18-hole Gleneagle Golf Course opened in the 1970s. In 2003, MCTN LLC, of Nevada, and the Miles and Denise Scully Trust, bought the course

for $825,000. It closed Nov. 1, 2013, shuttering its restaurant, tennis courts and pool as well as the fairways and greens. Westbrook bought the course last July for $1.9 million, according to the Colorado Real Estate Journal. Then it sold the golf course’s maintenance facility on Pauma Valley Drive to the Donala Water and Sanitation District. William Guman, consultant on the project, said residents can meet the developer, the project planner and county project manager at the Feb. 17 neighborhood meeting. A questionand-answer session is planned. For more information, call Guman at 633-9700.

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project will come from federal funds though. “There will have to be matching funds, that will typically have to come locally,” said Manning. If the funding request is approved, which Manning expects to be within the next month, there is a match that is required. Eighty percent of the project cost would be covered by federal funds and the other 20 percent with local funds. The project is complicated because the parkway falls under multiple jurisdictions. The portion of the road that runs north of Higby Road, where Lewis-Palmer High School is located,



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Calendar Historic Talk – Thursday, Feb. 18 What: Palmer Lake Historical Society presents “Young Boys Who Fought in the Civil War” as Benny Nasser discusses the experiences of some 100,000 boys under 16 years old who fought. When: 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18 Where: Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent Cost: Free Info: Visit or call 559-0837

Concert – Friday, Feb. 19 What: Virtuoso guitarist Jerry Barlow When: 6 p.m., Friday, Feb. 19 Where: Tri-Lake Center for the Arts, 304 Highway 105, Palmer Lake Info: Call 481-0475 or visit Cost: Tickets $15 members/ $18 non-members

Art Show – Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 20-21 What: Palmer Lake Art Group Winter Art Show and Sale When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 20-21 Where: Tri-Lake Center for the Arts, 304 Highway 105, Palmer Lake Info: Visit or email

Business Luncheon – Wednesday, Feb. 24 What: 2016 State of the Tri-Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon When: 11 a.m. check-in, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24 Where: Falcon Club, 3120 Academy Drive, Air Force Academy Info: RSVP mandatory, Julie Matalus, 481-3282 Cost: $30 members, $35 non-members

Tri-Lakes Cares needs food for its pantry By Tribune staff

Tri-Lakes Cares, the Monumentbased nonprofit organization that tries to improve the lives of area needy by offering emergency relief programs and self-sufficiency classes, is asking the community for help. The agency is seeking donations of beef stew, fruit snacks and rollups, jelly, juice boxes, granola bars, ketchup, mayo, mustard, non-dairy milk, pancake mix, paper towels, sandwich crackers, baby wipes, breakfast cereal in individual boxes, canned fruit, cooking oil, dishwashing liquid for hand-washing, facial tissues, feminine hygiene products, fruit, shampoo and

conditioner and syrup. Any donations can be dropped off at the agency by Jan. 29 at 235 N. Jefferson St., in Monument. Groceries and other items are available at the facility noon-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., Monday and Thursday. In addition, the agency is joining others in trying to dispel the stigma attached to canned food by celebrating national canned food month in February. It is participating in efforts to educate the community about the benefits of canned food, which the agency touts for offering great nutrition without preservatives at a bargain price.

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No election in Palmer Lake; trustees, mayor to be appointed without contest By Avalon A Manly & Evan Musick

A former mayor and five public trustees will be appointed in April to govern Palmer Lake, rather than elected, due to a shortage of candidates. With only three nomination petitions returned to the Town of Palmer Lake by the deadline, there aren’t enough candidates to hold an election. So the election was canceled on Tuesday, Feb. 2, and the municipal issues that would have been on the April 5 election ballot will be held until the Nov. 8 general election. Instead of electing new leadership, residents of Palmer lake will accept appointees including former mayor John Cressman Jr., who will take back his old title, replacing Nikki McDonald as mayor. Cressman served two terms as mayor of Palmer Lake, leaving office four

years ago. “I’ve done it before….and I like it,” said Cressman, who came to the area in 1993. He describes himself as a relationship builder and said he is able to run a meeting. “I think that’s one of the biggest responsibilities, is being able to run a meeting well,” he said. He said that he does not differ from McDonald much and believes she has left the town in a good position. He also said being appointed mayor is a good thing for the city. “Glad I am uncontested,” he said, “because it saves the town the cost of an election.” The cost of an election is “roughly $10,000,” Tara Berreth, Palmer Lake Town Clerk, said in an email. Cressman said he “does not have an agenda per say,” as he resumes the mayor’s role, but he does anticipate two main issues becoming the focus of his attention: recreational marijuana

and fire prevention. Cressman said that the issue of recreational marijuana in Palmer Lake would be a challenge. “I’m definitely against recreational marijuana,” he said. As for the threat of wildfire, Cressman said fire prevention and remediation must be priorities. “It would be devastating to the town,” he said if a wildfire were to break out. Mark Schuler and Paul Banta turned in petitions for positions on the Board of Trustees. They will be appointed to the board in April. At the same time, three incumbent trustees will be reappointed to a new term. It’s unclear which new trustee will represent which district. Schuler said he is running for trustees “because no one else was willing to.” “Someone has to,” Schuler said. “I just feel like I’m volunteering for some-

thing that’s important.” Paul Banta, who has already been serving as a board member for two years, said the job of trustee is not glamorous. “It’s not fun at all, it’s work,” he said. He did say that he does enjoy being in front of an audience. Banta also said that running uncontested was disappointing in a way, but it made it easier on him. “It’s sort of a letdown, as we’re not doing the American process,” he said. “It’s a sad thing I guess.” Banta currently represents the Parks Department. He plans to continue pursuing an ordinance outlawing the raising of chickens in town. Banta said the town’s proximity to the Pike National Forest makes chicken-raising dangerous because they attract predators like mountain lions into the area. He also wishes to address the problem with noxious weeds in the area.

IRS scam incident resulted in DCC lockout By Tribune staff

A hoax call to Colorado Springs Police caused officers to surround a home they thought was under siege by gunmen and triggered a lockout at the Discovery Canyon Campus on Feb. 8. Police were responding to a phoned

threat that turned out to be part of a complicated new twist on an old IRS scam. The lockout lasted about an hour, and security officers at the school maintained radio contact with law enforcement in order to make appropriate decisions for the staff and students on campus, said Nanette Anderson,

Academy School District 20 spokeswoman. A school lockout is not as severe as a lockdown, Anderson said. During a lockout, “students and staff are going through their normal routines inside the building, but nobody is allowed in or out of the building.” A lockdown means “students and

staff would be sheltered in place.” But the Feb. 8 incident was never deemed severe enough to warrant lockdown processes. The incident began with a call to the Colorado Springs Emergency Communications Center around 12:30 p.m. According to a CSPD news release, “the See Scam on Page 7

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Time to turn on, tune in and check out the candidates In the coming few weeks, you are likely to get a knock on the door and find the smiling face of a politician awaiting you. Since we don’t live in Iowa, New Hampshire or South Carolina, you don’t have to worry that you’ll come face-to-face with a ranting Donald Trump or a raving Bernie Sanders. Instead, it very well could be one of the eight people vying for four open seats on the Monument Board of Trustees going door-to-door to win support for their candidacies. Don’t slam the door. (Remember, no Donald or Bernie here.) Instead, talk with them and find out where they stand on issues important to you and your family. I’ve spoken to each of the candidates. It’s an interesting bunch. They come from diverse backgrounds. Each followed a unique path to Monument. And, most important, each feels a calling to serve the public. I know it’s popular to hate and distrust government and politicians. We’ve become quite cynical and that’s a shame. Most folks who raise their hands to serve are not egomaniacs or control freaks or opportunists just trying to cash in. In my career, I’ve interviewed presidents, senators, civil rights leaders, governors, state lawmakers, mayors, trustees and volunteers. Mostly, I’ve found them to be people with a passion to make things


better and driven by a desire to fulfill a civic duty. This is a good thing and ought to be admired and encouraged. I appreciate those who give up their free time to sit on committees and brainstorm ideas for making our communities better places. And the least we can do, as voters, is take the time to find out who these folks are, why they are running and determine if their priorities match our own. Do they want more growth or less? Do they want that growth to be commercial and retail or more subdivisions? Do they favor annexation to expand the town? What about water . . . do the candidates favor drilling more wells at $1.5 million apiece or building a $12 million recycling plant or spending even more on water rights? And what about taking advantage of bonds and other financing instruments available for cities to tackle such huge projects? Do you favor it and do

the candidates? How about building parks and trails and playgrounds and spraygrounds . . . do the candidates favor any or all and do you? What about creating low-income housing and senior living facilities and a senior center as our community ages and the needs of those over 55 become greater and greater. Do the candidates recognize the need to create an age-friendly community? These are some of the important issues that face the Board of Trustees on a regular basis. And they can get blindsided by something as seemingly innocuous as a zoning issue for a methadone clinic and all heck can break loose. Ask the candidates if they would carry on the fight or compromise or back down completely if faced with a similar issue in the future. Then I strongly urge you to make sure you are registered to vote and then clear your calendar on March 9 so you are free to attend the Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce-sponsored candidate forum at the Lewis-Palmer School District 38 administrative building, also known as Big Red. This is important stuff. And these are good people seeking to shape Monument’s future. So set your cynicism aside, turn off the TV, mute your phone and tune in to the local election. You’ll be glad you did.

Colorado rails head up grade in a narrow space Two Colorado pioneers were liquored up, and were walking the upgrade between the railroad tracks. One of them said: “this is is longest stairway I have ever been on.” To this, the other replied: “It’s not the stairs that bother me, it’s the low banister.” About 175 different railroads laid track in Colorado, and many had ties to mining industry here. Right from the start, it was the grade that challenged most of them. And railroad builders challenged it back by changing the gauge. At the time most railroads in the state were being built, about 60 percent of the world’s rail track was spaced “standard gauge” of 4 foot 81⁄2 inches in allowing inter-connectivity and inter-operability. One common legend places that as the rut distance between chariots dating back to the heydays


of the Roman Empire. “The Denver and Rio Grande (D&RG), biggest and best known of all Colorado railroads, was incorporated in 1870 by William J. Palmer and some associated. Palmer introduced narrow gauge track, 3 feet wide, that could be installed for about two-thirds the cost of standard 4 feet and 81⁄2 inch gauge. It could also tackle higher curves and steeper grades,”

Palmer Lake D & RG Depot in 1908. Note that the lake comes almost up to rail grade. /Photo Courtesy Lucretia Vaile Museum

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says the Historical Atlas of Colorado put together by historians Thomas J. Noel, Paul F. Mahoney, and Richard E. Stevens. “Palmer’s baby road initially head south, creating the towns of Castle Rock, Palmer Lake, Colorado Springs and El Moro along the Front Range.” Later, it became the largest rail network and was reorganized later as the Denver and Rio Grande Western in 1921. The D&RGW remained an independent Denver-based outfit even after owner Philip Anschutz purchased the Southern Pacific in the 1980s. In the 1990s, to the dismay of Colorado rail fans, Anschutz began replacing the D&RGW with Southern Pacific livery. While “Colorado’s Pet” is a favorite with rail fans, critics claimed that D&RGW meant “Dangerous and Rapidly Growing Worse,” according to Historical Atlas of Colorado. Sam Speas’ and Margaret Coel’s wonderful book about two generations of Colorado railroad engineers, called “Goin’ Railroading,” talks about the race to the mountains in this state. “Those swaying, lurching trains insured Denver’s future and made it possible for Colorado’s mines to expand and prosper. From the discovery of gold in Colorado in 1858, until the first railroad arrived in 1870, the mines produced $32 million in gold, silver, copper, and lead. In the next twelve years, with railroads crisscrossing Colorado, mining production leaped to $163 million,” according to Speas and Coel. Interestingly enough, Speas’ father arrived at offices of the Union Pacific, which gained control of railroads in Northern Colorado in 1881. The master mechanic took a look at his letter that said he was “honest, sober and attended strictly to business,” and cheerfully recommended him for employment. He was hired right away, and nothing was said of the upgrades, long stairways to mountain mining towns, or the low banisters. Follow us online Follow us on Facebook @Tri-Lakes-Tribune

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Snowstorms bring back memories of cold days on trains When we get a good snowstorm, I can’t help but think about the tales the old time railroader’s told me. Unlike school, few trains were called off for snow. But the weather caused plenty of problems. Inside the locomotive cab, there was little to protect the crew from the elements, except maybe a piece of canvas. The crew did have the advantage of the big really hot boiler. The engineer often roasted on his front while his back was freezing. The trains up Ute Pass are my favorites by far, but I do know many of the crews down on the Durango & Silverton. I have ridden many of their winter trains in February. The engines are nice and warm when they get to work. They never really get cold unless they are not going to be used for a long time. It takes too long to get an engine up to a full head of steam when it is cold. After checking over the engine, and doing a bit of oiling, the engineer and fireman may leave the


roundhouse area and go get their train. In some cases, that work was already done. Once the conductor had checked the train, and checked his watch with the crew they were about ready to leave. The conductor gives signal to go. The fireman has already brought the boiler up to full pressure, but once the engineer pulls on the throttle, that goes away. The engineer and fireman often worked the same schedule, but not always. Like in any job, the crews knew who they liked to work with. The fire-

man started his routine of putting in four or five shovels of coal, thrown into the firebox in a pattern. He could then do other things like check water. This usually involved adding cold water to the boiler, but in cold weather it sometimes went the other way. He would send hot steam into the tender to warm the cold water. Then it was time to repeat the shoveling. Ute Pass was steep and the firing process was constant. Going up to Palmer Lake was not as bad, but they used bigger locomotives. In those days there were even stoker machines to do the coal, but the fireman had to still watch the water. The other thing trains used was sand. The locomotive carried sand, which could be spread under the wheels as the train moved along. In England, steam trains had a teapot located right over the opening to the fire box for fresh hot tea! A nice clean shovel was kept in the tool box. They used it for frying bacon and eggs by sticking them into the fire for a few second! Ah, tasty! Yes, I have sampled such treats.

Parents working together with educators make a difference “Sustainable communities hold a long-term perspective and thus understand their interdependence with education. Community members understand, as individuals, that the evolution of each young child depends on the individual attention that he or she receives. Sustainability thus leads people to invest their time with children, simply because that is what they want to do.” -- Peter Senge We all had the opportunity to experience some significant snowfall in the first few days of February, and we all had our schedules impacted in different ways. I sincerely appreciate all the support and flexibility demonstrated by our staff and community. Many of our employees worked hard to ensure our schools were ready and safe for our students and staff. This included watching the weather, assessing road conditions and moving snow around. While I cancelled many meetings during this time period, I also had the opportunity to catch-up and spend some time planning for the next few weeks. I enjoyed many snow days with my own children when they were young. But the gift of some additional catch-up time was almost as welcome. I hope you enjoyed some special moments with family during this time. Adapting to the weather and modifying plans are a given in our region. Planned or not, how we spend our days and how we spend our minutes becomes how we spend our


lives. Our investments can make significant contributions to the people and organizations we care about. At Lewis-Palmer School District, we depend on the support of parents, guardians, families, and our community to educate our children. The support we receive is significant and greatly appreciated. You’ve heard me say this before, but I truly believe I can’t say thank you too often. So, thank you for caring about what we do and encouraging us as we work daily, building on our excellent traditions. Support is a conscious effort. Countless resources offer great insights on how parents can support and encourage schools and children. A couple of my favorites include “Schools That Learn,” by Peter Senge, and “Shaping School Culture,” by Deal and Peterson. Parents support their students at home by making time and space to get homework done, discussing school successes and asking insightful questions.

Showing up for parent-teacher conferences, Building Accountability Advisory meetings, booster club meetings, Board of Education meetings, class parties, sports competitions, concerts and performances demonstrate tangible support. Please know that we never take for granted the sacrifices you make to be involved. Parental focus changes as children get older. Today’s students deal with a larger world in many aspects than older generations did due to the Internet and social media. From 6-8 p.m. on March 7, D-38 will host its second Parent Resource Night for parents of middle and high school students. Expert presenters from our community will offer information regarding social media, Internet safety, substance abuse, risky behaviors and school counseling services. D-38 continues to build partnerships, collaborating with our families and our community. We continue to evaluate our processes and to improve them. We continue to invite you to get involved at home and at school. D-38 students continue to perform so well because we have such an involved, supportive community. Not only do parents support D-38, businesses and volunteers contribute greatly to our success through gifts of both time and money. Together, we truly do make a difference. Karen Brofft is superintendent of Lewis-Palmer School District 38

40 Years Ago Tri-Lakes Tribune Feb. 19, 1976 All-America athletes: Lewis-Palmer High School athletes Hurley Curtis Jergensen, Tom Joseph Phelan, Mike Shafer and Steve Duane Steinke will be included in the Prep All-America Football Program yearbook, as announced today by Coach & Athlete Magazine and Coach Ken Emry of L-P High School. Area Vocational Program: El Paso Community College offers an Area Vocational Program free to high school students. Susan Wheat is enrolled in secretarial services. Susan believes in graduating from high school with a skill. “There’s no other way to get the training free. The program also helps in taking notes and typing papers in high school”. AFA Appointment: Monument resident Virginia Caine, daughter of Lt. Col. and Mrs. Phillip Caine, was nominated by Sen. Floyd Haskell, D-Colo., to the Air Force Academy. Her father is an instructor in the academy’s history department. Virginia is third in her class at Lewis-Palmer High School. VFW Presents Flags: A flag presentation program was held at the Lewis-Palmer School District 38 Administration building on Friday, Feb. 6. Members of VFW Council 4051 of Colorado Springs presented new American Flags to three schools in the district. Sheldon Harrell, of the post, gave a reading “The

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Lunchroom Makeover: The lunchroom at Palmer Lake Elementary has been redecorated. The theme was “Winnie the Pooh” which was chosen by the pupils. Mrs. Avis Cook and Mrs. Rena Smith represented the school and PTO. The PTO financed the project. The first lunch held in the redecorated room was Feb. 13.

Flag-What it Stands For.” Harrell presented to Don Breese a large mast flag used during burial services of William F. Galley, who served with the Marines in

WWI. Mr. Galley graduated from Monument High School. This was a memorable occasion in the Bicentennial year of 1976. Post Office visit: Lewis-Palmer Elementary School kindergartners visited the Palmer Lake Post Office to mail valentines to their parents. They received a tour from Mrs. Elaine Krueger, postmistress. Mrs. Krueger showed the children the new 13-cent stamps and those made for the Bicentennial. Star Rehabilitation: Retired Col. Carl F. Duffner presented ideas to get money needed to rehabilitate the star on Sundance Mountain. One idea is to sell tickets. The second idea is to apply for a grant from El Pomar Foundation. It was decided to apply for a grant. Inspiring scientists: General Motors presented a program at Lewis-Palmer High School and LewisPalmer Middle School on Feb. 12. The show seeks to encourage more students to take an interest in science, engineering and related vocational careers. A laser projector demonstration was a highlight of the program. A laser beam was used to translate sound we hear into visual patterns of light which danced on a screen. Dog Clinic: Rabies shots will be given at 8:30 a.m.noon, on Saturday, May 6. Dr. Beck will be giving the shots for $5 at the Palmer Lake Town Hall. Compiled by Linda Case

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A seven-mile stretch of the Santa Fe Regional Trail that cuts through the Air Force Academy will reopen in late spring or early summer, officials announced last week. The El Paso County Parks Advisory Board announced the academy would be reopening its portion of the trail that was closed to the public last May as unspecified threats identified the academy as a potential terrorist target. U.S. Northern Command asked the academy to restrict trail use to Department of Defense identification holders and their guests, effectively excluding thousands of civilians who used the seven-mile stretch of trail between Monument and Colorado Springs for walking, running and biking. Since then, talks have been ongoing regarding the renovation and reopening of the trail. Discussions centered on how to enhance security to allow civilians to access it again, potentially via security cameras or trail rangers. Last year, County Commissioner Darryl Glenn, whose district includes the Air Force Academy, reminded the public that, under the NORTHCOM directive, the academy is under no obligation to allow public access to the trail at all, though he has been working to restructure the trail restriction in the intervening months.

Many wondered why public access to the trail is perceived as a greater threat than the vehicles that pass through academy property along Interstate 25 or freight trains that travel the BNSF line running through the academy. Then at this month’s Park Advisory Board meeting, the reopening of the Santa Fe Trail was declared a high priority and it was announced to be in the planning phase. Minutes of the meeting note Tim Wolken, county director of community services and manager of the trail project, gave an update on the trail. “Staff is in weekly communication with the Air Force Academy in regards to several projects that need to be completed prior to the trail opening which include updated signage, additional fencing, camera installation, trail repairs and establishing a citizen watch group,” the minutes reported. “County staff is pursuing a timeline from the AFA for the reopening of the trail once all before mentioned projects are completed.” In addition to the security measures, the minutes said repairs need to be completed along that portion of trail, due to damage from flooding last spring. The construction would result in intermittent closures of the trail after its reopening, but the public would still have renewed access to the area after the formal reopening.

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caller stated three armed men were outside his home threatening him. Officers responded . . . only to find the call was a hoax.” Police said the hoax call was retaliation against the homeowner, who had argued on the phone with someone claiming to be from the IRS and was demanding money. The IRS scammers then threat-

ened to have officers sent to have the homeowner arrested when he refused to pay. CSPD used the incident as a chance to remind residents that there are many IRS-related scams this time of year, and “if you receive a telephone call stating you owe money and feel that it may be a scam obtain as much information as possible and report it to authorities.”

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In late November, the group pleaded for donations to continue funding a private legal team to fight Colonial. But Allen said it’s clear the group can’t sustain the fight, which could drag out for years in court. The group has credited its legal team for convincing District Court Judge Barbara Hughes to review transcripts of the Board of Adjustment, or BOA, hearing last August, which led to the zoning being overturned for the dispensary. Hughes will review the facts and decide if the Board of Adjustment’s decision was made fairly. The exact schedule for the judicial review is not known, but it could occur in a couple months. The judicial review is key because if the judge agrees with the BOA ruling, it is likely many of the other claims made by CMG in its suit against the town could be thrown out. But the appeals process would be

lengthy. And Allen said the group had given up remaining in the lawsuit to prevent the town from reaching a settlement with Colonial. “The fact is, you can’t ban them from Monument,” Allen said. “If you try, you end up with a federal discrimination lawsuit. “I think they are going to be here. Somewhere. It’s a question of whether they will be downtown or in someone else’s neighborhood.” Resigned to the inevitability of a methadone clinic in the community, Allen said it’s time to quit. “We will no longer be involved,” he said. “But we want to meet one more time with the community, let them ask any questions they want, give them all information we have on the lawsuit. “The community gave us money. We want the community to know exactly what their money bought. “It’s going to be an exit interview with the community.”


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Local teen eliminated from ‘Idol’ during Hollywood Week By Avalon A. Manly

Lain Roy, a senior at Palmer Ridge, participated in the farewell season of “American Idol,” but didn’t make it to the group rounds. /Photo Courtesy of

Palmer Ridge senior Lain Roy received a golden ticket and made it to Hollywood in the final season of “American Idol.” But his dream of duet battles and spotlighted solos and a recording contract are over. Though he advanced from the Denver auditions with his golden ticket to Hollywood Week, Roy didn’t survive the elimination rounds that precede the selection of the season’s final 24 contestants. Idol judges Harry Connick, Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban chose not to move Roy forward into the final 24.

In fact, Roy was eliminated during the solo rounds of Hollywood Week and didn’t get the chance to participate in the group rounds on the Fox show, that airs each Wednesday night. Roy’s Twitter feed expressed his feelings on the end of his run in the competition: “Sadly I didn’t make it to the group round, but it was an amazing experience that I am so blessed to have!” Roy expressed no bitterness at his elimination and gave a shout out to fans. “Thank you so much for your love and support! Thank you all for hanging in there with me! It’s not the end, it’s just the beginning!” he said on Twitter.

Roy, who both sings and plays the saxophone, has been accepted to Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he will continue his education in the fall. Surviving the Denver auditions was no small feat given that 190 contestants began this season of “Idol.” Roy made it to the final 51 before being eliminated. Roy wasn’t the first Monument-area teen to try out the reality TV route to discovery. Miguel Dakota, a 2010 Lewis-Palmer High School graduate, was a finalist on the ninth season of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” in 2014. Dakota released his debut album “Love and Freedom” a year ago and tours with his band.

Students choose veggies and meditation at fifth annual Health Jam By Avalon A. Manly

Teaching elementary school students to be health-conscious and mindful sounds a lot like herding cats, but that’s what staff and community volunteers at Edith Wolford Elementary did last week at their fifth annual Health Jam. The all-day event, which features staff, parents and community volunteers teaching students about healthy food choices, exercise and mindfulness, sprang out of the need to ensure the students were being exposed to all the state’s various health and physical education standards, said principal Robert

Wedel. Since the event’s success at Edith Wolford, other Academy District 20 schools have followed suit with their own versions of the health jam, teaching students about safety, exercise and nutrition. And the day has an impact, Wedel said. Kids start bringing healthier snacks to school and calling one another out in the cafeteria when they miss a part of the food pyramid in their meal selection.


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Top Left Kety Allred teaches a class of second graders about meditation and mindfulness, showing them the different parts of the brain that meditation can influence. She then walked them through some visualization and coping exercises. Top Right: Carol Anne Doughtery, PE and health teacher, spent the day dressed as Crisp the Broccoli, delivering healthy smoothies to the event’s facilitators. She also instructs students in 45 minutes of health class each week, which is not a common curriculum choice for elementary schools. Botton Left: Eric Davis of 3 Tigers Dojo instructed students in some karate drills and the art of respect. Bottom Right: A yoga instructor engaged young students in a narrative yoga session, telling them a story of blooming flowers as they practiced Flower Pose. /Photos by Avalon A Manly for the Tribune


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Palmer Ridge freshman pushes the limits By Danny Summers

Connor Briding, a Palmer Ridge freshman, is not on any organized school teams. But don’t doubt his athletic ability. The sport of his choice is parkour. If you are not aware, parkour enthusiasts run, climb, swing, vault, jump and roll from one place to another. There is also a non-combative martial arts aspect to the sport. Practitioners aim to get from one point to another in a complex environment – usually carried out in urban spaces – without assistive equipment; and in the fastest and most efficient way possible. It’s a sport that developed from military obstacle course training. And it requires unusual fitness and practice and determination. That pretty much describes Briding, who has


turned his parkour skills into a job. He teaches classes at The SunDance Studio in Monument. He designed the program himself. “When they saw me doing some parkour moves they quickly offered me a job because they wanted to teach a parkour class, but they didn’t have any instructors,” Briding said. But Briding is not just an elite parkour athlete, See Briding on Page 11

Connor Briding, a Palmer Ridge High School freshman, earned his Eagle Scout at age 13 in 2014. He built a ramp at the Air Force Academy Riding Stables so riders with disabilities could more easily mount their horses. Briding was awarded the National Eagle Scout Project of the Year Award by Boy Scouts of America. /Photo by Danny Summers

Turner’s bid for third state title leads strong contingent of area wrestlers By Danny Summers

Discovery Canyon senior Sam Turner’s bid for his third consecutive Class 4A state wrestling championship will be a major headline at the state tournament, which runs Feb. 18-20, at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Turner helped the Thunder to a third-place team finish at last weekend’s regional, which it hosted. Turner is among 11 Discovery Canyon wrestlers who qualified for state. Turner leads a strong contingent of 22 Tri-Lakesarea wrestlers who will compete at the state tournament. Turner (138 pounds), Jaden Porreco (113) and Schyler James (182) all won regional championships.

Also advancing to state for the Thunder were: Patrick Allis (106), Brendan Byrnes (120), Jared Turner (126), Patrick Hanna (132), Jasper Biddy (145), Spencer McCrary (152), Ryan Weber (170) and Kendall Carter (220). Palmer Ridge was 8th as a team at its 4A regional. Headed to state for the Bears are: Matt Tobey (113), Ryan Joyner (126) and Kitt Knisley (138). Lewis-Palmer was 8th at its 4A regional. Advancing to state for the Rangers are: Tanner Hunt (106), Curran Chapman (195) and Ryan Earl (220). The Classical Academy competed in a 3A regional and finished 5th. Representing the Titans at state are: Matt Johns (126), Ryan Francis (132), Micah Schwarz (138), Sam Raphael (160) and Ben Hinds (195, regional champ).

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Wrestlers from Discovery Canyon, Palmer Ridge, LewisPalmer and The Classical Academy will be at the state wrestling meet Feb. 18-20 at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Pictured here is Discovery Canyon senior Sam Turner, right, a twotime defending state champion and ranked No. 1 in his division./Courtesy photo


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Faces to Follow Katie Roh swimming Minnesota State Roh, a 2015 Lewis-Palmer graduate, is swimming for Minnesota State. Roh was one of the Lewis-Palmer’s top swimmers last winter, competing at the Class 5A state meet in 100 yard breaststroke, 200 individual medley and 200 medley relay, placing in all three events. She is pursuing a degree in biology.

Kaylyn Smith soccer, Virginia Tech Smith, a 2014 Palmer Ridge graduate, is enjoying a stellar college soccer career for the Hokies. She started all 21 games last fall, helping Virginia Tech to the round of 32 in the NCAA tournament (a 1-0 loss to Ohio State). She allowed just 21 goals all season. Smith was in goal for the Hokies as a freshmen when they advanced to the round of 16. She is majoring in Psychology.

Karin Roh swimming Colorado State Roh, a Lewis-Palmer alum and the older sister of Katie Roh, is a junior on the Colorado State swimming team. She specializes in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle events, and is contributing member of the 200, 400 and 800 relay squads. She has twice been named to the Mountain West Conference all-Academic team. She was an all-American in high school. She is majoring in journalism and technical communication.


Mountain View Electric Association, Inc.’s (MVEA) 75th Annual Meeting is being held on June 2, 2016, at Falcon High School in Falcon. At this meeting two directors will be elected to MVEA’s Board of Directors from the following districts:

District 3: Elbert and surrounding areas to include a portion of the Black Forest (Incumbent Errol Hertneky)

District 5: Ellicott, Fountain, Falcon and surrounding areas (Incumbent Bud Paddock)

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Lewis-Palmer senior Andie Turner closed out her impressive career at the Class 5A state meet Feb. 12-13 in Fort Collins. Turner won a state title as a freshman and is one of the most successful swimmers in the history of the program./Photo courtesy of Alan Arata

Hetrick and Rees lead Rangers to 8th at state swim meet By Danny Summers

Becca Hetrick capped her successful high school diving career at LewisPalmer with a fourth-place finish as last weekend’s state meet in Fort Collins. Hetrick, along with fantastic freshman Meredith Rees, led the Rangers to an 8th place tie with Rocky Mountain in Class 5A. Lewis-Palmer has the best team finish of any Colorado Springs area 5A school. Hetrick, who had 461.55 points, competed at the state tournament three times. She finished 16th as a sophomore and seventh as a junior. Rees finished sixth in the 100 yard free (52.34 seconds), and eighth in the 200 free (1: 56.22 seconds).

Other Rangers to score were: Faith McAllister, 200 individual medley (2:17.50 16th) and 100 butterfly (59.19, 13th; Julie Day, 50 free (24.95, 15th); Ashlyn Foster, diving (304.25, 15th); Anna Kemper, diving (369.05, 16th); Andie Turner, 100 fly (1:00.18, 16th); The Rangers’ relay teams did well: 200 free (Rees, Turner, Day and Alex Lewis, 7th); 200 medley (Turner, Kayla McClelland, Cori Dech and Day, 10th); and 400 free (McAllister, Lewis, Day and Rees), 11th). Discovery Canyon competed at the 4A meet in Thornton and finished tied for last place among 36 teams. Senior Madison Bleike was the only Thunder swimmer or diver to compete in the finals. She finished 16th in 1-meter diving (365.30) to earn Discovery Canyon’s only team point.

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Notice of a Change in the Rates of MOUNTAIN VIEW ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION, INC. 1655 5th Street, P.O. Box 1600, Limon, CO 80828 Date of Publication: February 11, 2016

On January 15, 2016, the Mountain View Electric Association, Inc. Board of Directors authorized an overall rate increase of 4.1% for rates listed below to become effective on bills calculated after March 31, 2016. The monthly Grid Access component for the Residential Rate 16.01 will be increased from $29.95 to $34.50 per month per meter, with no increase in the energy charge per kWh. For more information you can visit our website at or either Association office at 1655 5th Street in Limon CO and 11140 E. Woodmen Road in Falcon CO or call 800-388-9881. Rate

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$ 34.50 $ 0.10565 $ 0.09800 $ 34.50


$ 37.06 $ 0.12433 $ 0.09285 $ 0.09285 $ 37.06

$ 43.13 $ 0.28200 $ 0.06470 $ 0.06470 $ 43.13

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$ 34.50 $ 44.50 $ 0.11567 $ 0.10311 $ 34.50 $ 44.50

$ 4.55 $ 14.55 $ 0.00690 NONE $ 4.55 $ 14.55

$ 71.00 $ 0.08016 $ 4.33 $ 93.50

$ 104.00 $ 0.08176 $ 5.70 $ 126.50

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Residential Rate 16.01 Grid Access per Month First 1500 kWh per month, per kWh Over 1500 kWh per month, per kWh Minimum monthly charge per meter Residential Time of Day Service Rate 16.05 Grid Access per Month kWh used between the hours of 5 pm-10 pm Mon-Sat per kWh per month KWh used between the hours of 10 pm-5 pm Mon-Sat per kWh per month kWh used during the 24 hour period beginning at 12:01 am on Sunday per kWh per month Minimum monthly charge per meter

Municipal Water Pumping Rate 18.45 Grid Access per Month kWh charge per month per kWh Demand Charge per month per kVA Minimum Monthly Charge

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Large Power Rate 18.60 Large Power Rate 18.60, Large Power – Load Management Rate 18.62 and General Power Rate 18.64 will be replaced as a single Large Power Rate 18.60 Grid Access per Month $ 71.00 $ 105.00 $ 34.00 kWh charges per month per kWh $ 0.07554 $ 0.06700 [$ 0.00854] Demand Charge per month per kVA $ 7.35 $ 11.00 $ 3.65 Minimum Monthly Charge $ 108.50 $ 142.50 $ 34.00 Large Power Primary Metering Rate 18.61 Large Power Primary Metering Rate 18.61 and Large Power - Load Management - Primary Metering Rate 18.63 will be replaced as a single Large Power Primary Metering Rate 18.61 Grid Access per Month $ 71.00 $ 105.00 $ 34.00 kWh charges per month per kWh $ 0.07327 $ 0.06499 [$ 0.00828] Demand Charge per month per kVA $ 7.13 $ 10.67 $ 3.54 Minimum Monthly Charge $ 108.50 $ 142.50 $ 34.00 Large Power – Energy Only Rate 18.65 Grid Access per Month kWh charges per month per kWh Minimum Monthly Charge

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Sales for Resale - Wholesale Energy Primary Metering Rate 20.66 Grid Access per month kWh charges per month per kWh Demand Charge per month per kVA Minimum Monthly Charge

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All Street Lighting & Outdoor Lighting Rate Components will increase by 10% Anyone who desires to comment on the proposed rate change will file a written response with the Association at 1655 5th Street, P O Box 1600, Limon, Colorado 80828, no later than twenty (20) days from the date of this notice. The Association may hold a hearing to determine whether the proposed change will be authorized. Anyone who desires to receive notice of hearing, if any, will make written request therefore to the Association, at the above address, no later than twenty (20) days from the date of this notice. MOUNTAIN VIEW ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION, INC. JIM C. HERRON, Chief Executive Officer

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he’s also an elite in the area of civic duty. He’s an Eagle Scout who has been recognized nationally for building a ramp at the Air Force Academy Riding Stables to make it more accessible for disabled veterans and others who ride horses. Connor’s effort earned him the Glenn A and Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award from Boy Scouts of America. He received the award in May 2015. The project tied in his desire to help others and his family’s military background. Briding’s father, A.J., is a retired Air Force colonel and 1973 academy graduate. “I’ve done stuff with wounded veterans, and since my family is military,

it made sense for me to do this sort of a project,” Connor said. “I noticed there were no wheelchair accessible ramps out here and I wanted to make sure that everyone had access to ride here.” So he organized a team of scouts who helped him for about eight hours. Their help was in addition to the 100plus hours he worked with his dad and brother, Garrett. “I am very happy with how the project turned out,” Connor said. “As soon as I saw people using it, I realized the time really went to a good cause.” Connor could have built a nice park bench for his Eagle Scout project, but he went the extra mile and did something to help others. He could have been content doing trampoline stunts, but he chose to test his athletic limits. I have a hunch Connor will make many more headlines in his future.

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February 17, 2016

Titans enduring up-and-down basketball season By Danny Summers

niors encourage us every day to keep pushing forward and keep up the intensity.” Another sophomore who started the Titans this season is Jonny Stephens. “We want to continue to push it hard this season so that next year we can compete with these great teams in the Metro League and come out with ‘Ws’ and make the playoffs,’ Stephens said. TCA first-year head coach Kevin Wenger is pleased with the way his team performed this season. “I know the wins and losses don’t show it, but I am very happy and pleased with how the boys have played this year,” Wenger said. “We’ve fought and battled in every game and we could easily be 15-6.” Woodland Park was paced by senior guard Dominik Cunico, who scored a career-high 29 points.

When The Classical Academy boys played Woodland Park on Jan. 19, the Panthers led 34-32 at halftime. TCA came back and blew them out 8453. In the rematch Feb. 12 at TCA, the Titans’ Josh Haddad and Jared Belcher made sure there would be no repeat of the ugly first half in Woodland Park. “We had the mindset that we had to start off with high intensity, high pressure, high energy,” said Haddad, who scored 17 points. “Last time we played them, we started out chill. Just kind of laid back. Expecting to win.” In fact, the Titans (8-13, 5-7) raced to a 25-point first-quarter lead. This time, however, they had to hang on for a 69-61 victory over Woodland Park (120, 0-12) in the Class 4A Metro League boys’ game. The victory wasn’t enough to vault TCA into the postseason. It is in fifth place in league. The top three teams are guaranteed playoff bids. “It’s been a positive season,” said TCA starting sophomore guard Jared Belcher, whose 19 points were one short of tying his career-high. “Our se-

The Classical Academy boys’ basketball team played Woodland Park for a second time this season Feb. 12 at TCA. Titans junior Erik Cilek, Np. 24, far left, looks on as Woodland Park freshman Skye Ciccarelli goes up for a shot./Photo courtesy of Paul Magnuson

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