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Dominguez resigns abruptly, adds to election chaos Coopman alleges official misconduct, requests DA investigation By Bill Vogrin billvogrin@yourpeaknews.com

Monument Mayor Rafael Dominguez resigned abruptly last week, vacating his post halfway through his first term, saying a conflict of interest created by a new job prevented him from remaining in office. His resignation ended a promising political career that had him considering countywide office until he became the focus last summer of a community uproar about a methadone clinic/dispensary that was scheduled to open in downtown across from Limbach Park. Dominguez’s repeated declarations that nothing could be done by the town to stop the dispensary only enraged residents. They were frustrated that he insisted town staff had simply followed the law and he wouldn’t overturn the zon-

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ing approval and risk getting the town sued. “Politics is not my passion, business is,” Dominguez said March 29 in announcing his resignation. He described his profession as a government contractor. And he declined to identify his new employer in Colorado Springs. Dominguez’s resignation came just a week before votes were to be counted April 5 in the mail-ballot election for Board of Trustees.

Monument voters were choosing four trustees from a group of eight candidates including incumbents Jeff Bornstein, John Howe and Becki Tooley. Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Kaiser now slides into the mayor’s seat until a replacement for Dominguez is made by the new Board of Trustees or a special election is held to pick a successor. That question was expected to be discussed at the April 4 board meeting. “The board has plenty to talk about,” said Town Manager Chris Lowe. It was expected to be a lively meeting given the tenor of the election campaign and the obvious division between board members. Dominguez generally was considered to be allied with Kaiser, Jeff Smith and Kelly Elliott. Bornstein aligned himself with three challengers: No Methadone leader Greg Coopman, Board of Adjustment member Shea Medlicott and political novice Don Wilson. They ran as the “accountability” slate, regularly denounced the

Trustees must appoint new mayor or hold special election Decision will tell a lot about new board By Bill Vogrin billvogrin@yourpeaknews.com

There will be no honeymoon period for the new Monument Board of Trustees. As soon as they are sworn in at the April 18 meeting, the seven trustees will face the decision of how to fill the vacant mayor’s position. The opening was created by the sudden resignation March 29 of Rafael Dominguez, halfway through his four-year term. Town Manager Chris Lowe said the new board will have 60 days to appoint a replacement mayor. “The board can appoint someone to fill that position for the rest of the term,” Lowe said. “If the board chose not to appoint someone within 60 days, state law says we have to hold a special election.” Lowe said he would prefer the new board coalesce behind a new mayor. “My recommendation is they ought to fill the mayor’s position,” Lowe said. “There are docuSee Trustees on Page 10

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NYC ‘ambush’ lands Monument native on national TV Monument’s Libby Acker gets spring break surprise By Danny Summers dannysummers@yourpeaknews.com

Follow the Tribune online for election results By now, the elections are over, the votes counted and the winners are celebrating. To learn who won, please check our website at TriLakesTribune.com or visit our Facebook page at facebook. com/trilakestribune/ where we’ll post results April 5 and updates later in the week. Then read next week’s Tribune for news and analysis of the results with a look ahead to what it all means for the future.

Monument native Libby Acker was ambushed during a spring break trip in New York City last month. The results landed Acker, a 2014 Palmer Ridge High School graduate, on national television, left her friends in tears and gave her stories to tell the rest of her life. Unlike typical ambushes in New York, this one was all good. Great, in fact. The 19-year-old Acker was the lucky recipient of an “Ambush Makeover” courtesy of the NBC Today Show. It all started around 5 a.m. on March 10 as Acker and a few of her track and field teammates at Xavier University in Cincinnati were waiting in the plaza outside the set of the “Today Show” at Rockefeller Center. Going to the Today Show is a tradition among Xavier students who travel to New York to watch their men’s basketball team play in the Big East tournament. POSTAL ADDRESS


Libby Acker, a 2014 Palmer Ridge High School graduate, got a surprise Ambush Makeover on the Today Show while on spring break in New York last month. This is a before and after picture. /Photo courtesy of the Today Show

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Redwine’s mother appears on ‘Dr. Phil’ to plead for justice By Avalon A. Manly avalonmanly@yourpeaknews.com

Last week, Woodmoor resident Elaine Hall made her third appearance on the “Dr. Phil” nationally syndicated talk show to plead for justice in the death of her son, Dylan Redwine. Redwine was 13, in November 2012, when he disappeared during a courtordered visit to the home of his father, Mark Redwine, near Durango. Some of Dylan’s remains were found seven months later, a few miles from his father’s home, near a service road in the San Juan National Forest. At the time, the boy’s cause of death was unknown. Last summer, new evidence in the case convinced the La Plata County Coroner’s Office to reclassify Dylan’s death a homicide. Mark Redwine, his father, was named a person of interest in the case, though no arrests have been made and the sheriff’s office has named no official suspects. Mark Redwine has professed his innocence in the death. But from the beginning, Hall has alleged her ex-husband knows more than he’s letting on. “Dylan didn’t go missing,” she told KKTV late last year. “Dylan went missing to us. Mark knew exactly where Dylan was.” Mark hasn’t been silent on the subject, however. “I have suspicions that Elaine could be involved in (Dylan’s disappearance),” Mark said, during his and Elaine’s appearance on “Dr. Phil” three months after Dylan went missing. “Where is your boy?” Phil asked Mark in February 2013. “I don’t know,” Mark shot back. “I wish I knew, but I don’t know.” Last summer, Hall filed a wrongful death suit against Mark Redwine. He countersued, alleging Hall has led

Work to improve pedestrian movement along the west side of Gleneagle Drive South, between Jessie Drive and Wuthering Heights Drive, was to begin this week. The project is designed to improve access between Antelope Trails Elementary School and adjacent residential neighborhoods to the south. Motorists and parents of schoolchildren were warned to expect impacts on drop-off and pick-up areas around the school.

Calendar Play On Thursday, Friday, Saturday, April 7, 8, 9 What: Palmer Ridge High School spring play “Play On” Where: Palmer Ridge High School, 19255 Monument Hill Road, Monument When: 7 p.m., Thursday, Friday, Saturday, April 7, 8, 9 Cost: $10 adults, $8 students, www.showtix4u. com

Concert & Dance – Friday, April 8 What: Jeffrey Broussard & the Creole Cowboys Concert and Dance When: 7 p.m., Friday, April 8 Where: Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Highway 105, Palmer Lake Prices: $20 in advance; $25 at the door, non-members; $15/$20 members Info: email info@trilakesarts.org

Dylan Redwine was 13 when he disappeared in November, 2012. Partial remains were found seven months later. Now, his mother tries to keep up the hunt for his killer. /Photo courtesy of Dylan Redwine – The Journey to Justice

a “concerted campaign” of inaccurate statements against him, causing law enforcement to consider him a suspect in Dylan’s disappearance and death. Hall has encouraged police to continue investigating Mark. She still believes that he’s responsible for Dylan’s death. But Hall told talk show host Phil McGraw last week it’s hard to keep up the momentum and public awareness necessary to find answers. “There are still searches – ongoing searches – that happen, and through those searches, there has been new information, new evidence, that has been found,” she told McGraw. She has also been lobbying for a bill that would make tampering with human remains a high felony, she told the host. But, mostly, she wants justice for Dylan. “We work diligently on trying to make waves or do whatever we can do to try and keep Dylan’s story out there and to try and keep pressure on law enforcement as well as on Mark,” she said.

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All roads will remain open during construction but the shoulder on the west side of Gleneagle Drive will be closed. Drivers should expect some traffic delays and be alert to lane shifts along Gleneagle Drive. Weather permitting, completion of the project is expected in June. About $199,000 is being spent on the pedestrian access improvement project. A federal grant is providing $126,920 with El Paso County kicking in $72,000 in matching funds.

WireWood Station concert Friday, April 8 What: WireWood Station, judged “Best acoustic band in Colorado,” is the featured act at Black Rose Acoustic Society. When: 7 p.m., Friday, April 8 Where: Black Forest Community Center, 12530 Black Forest Road Cost: $10 general public, $5 members/students Info: blackroseacoustic.org

Police Academy – Tuesday, April 12 What: Monument Police Department citizens academy When: 7-10 p.m., Tuesday, April 12 Where: Monument Police Station, 645 Beacon Lite Road, Monument Info: All Tri-Lakes residents are invited to free, sevenweek program designed to increase understanding of police operations. Details: To sign up or get more details call Sue Kuchinsky at 481-3253, email her at skuchinsky@tomgov. org or visit www.townofmonument.org/departments/ citizens-police-academy

Active Shooter Training Wednesday, April 13 What: Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce hosts “Active Shooter Training” taught by Jake Shirk, Monument Police chief When: 10-11 a.m., Wednesday, April 13 Where: Tri-Lakes Chamber headquarters, 166 2nd St., Monument Cost: Free to the public; RSVP required at www. trilakeschamber.com Info: Contact Julie Matalus, 481-3282

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Tri-Lakes Cares receives grant, prepares for water utility assistance By Evan Musick evanmusick.yourpeaknews.com

Radiation therapist Michael Bloom explains the operation of a new linear accelerator installed recently at UCHealth Memorial Hospital North. It offers the latest and best radiation treatment available to area cancer patients. /Courtesy photo.

Latest radiation treatment for cancer patients unveiled at Memorial North For The Tribune

Deep in a vault of high-density concrete, with walls 7.5-feet thick, sits a state-of-the-art linear accelerator – part of a new $10.4 million radiation treatment facility at UCHealth Memorial Hospital North. It opened April 4, marking the first time that radiation treatment has been offered in a location convenient to TriLakes area residents. The 9,600-square foot building, designed like a spa with contemporary finishes and modern art, houses a new Varian Trubeam, a linear accelerator that offers the latest and best radiation treatment to cancer patients. The equipment was constructed in the concrete vault to shield and absorb radiation. Hundreds of physicians and Memorial employees celebrated the new building during an open house March 30 at the hospital, at 4050 Briargate Parkway. Dr. Jane Ridings, a radiation oncologist with Memorial Hospital, said the vast majority of patients who are treated at the facility have malignant cancer, though the linear accelerator is also used to treat patients who have benign tumors or benign conditions. Two-thirds of patients diagnosed with cancer ultimately need radiation as part of their treatment, she said. Patients of all ages are treated, including but not limited to those who have breast, brain, head and neck, lung, prostate, rectal and other gastrointestinal tumors, Ridings said. “Part of our hope was to create a spalike feel,’’ Ridings said. “Cancer treat-

ment is stressful, and while our staff is amazing at putting people at ease -patients often comment on how wonderful our staff is -- having an updated environment that goes with it says that we care deeply about the patient experience.’’ The facility is designed with patient convenience in mind. Patients quickly check in at the front desk, and then go to a dressing room with lockers and into the treatment room. The entire experience takes 15-20 minutes, which is important for patients because the treatment often requires many patients to come five days a week for two to eight weeks. “They’re usually in and out of the department within 20 minutes, but the commuting time can be substantial. So this is a major improvement in access to cancer care for people in Monument and northern Colorado Springs,’’ Ridings said. Daniel Lenard, radiation oncology manager for Memorial Hospital, said four of 10 patients who receive radiation oncology at Memorial Hospital Central near downtown Colorado Springs live in the northern region of the community. UCHealth is soon to embark on a major renovation of radiation oncology at Memorial Hospital Central. That facility will also receive a new linear accelerator. The radiation oncology building is the second major expansion to the Memorial Hospital North campus. A cardiac catheterization lab opened in mid-August, providing patients with quick access to life-saving, expert care in cardiac emergencies.

Tri-Lakes Cares, the Monument nonprofit that operates a food bank for area needy and offers emergency relief programs and self-sufficiency classes, will be reaching out in new ways to find families who qualify for food stamps. The outreach is thanks to a new $39,000 grant from Kaiser Permanente Colorado, the state’s largest nonprofit health insurance company. TLC will begin educating needy families about the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. It’s commonly known as the food stamp program. “We’re very thrilled,” said Haley Chapin, executive director of Tri-Lakes Cares. “Being able to have that sort of impact in the Tri-Lakes region is very important.” TLC will use the money to go out into the community and seek out those who may need help buying food. Chapin said they have not been able to do that sort of outreach before because they simply could not afford it. The grant is part of a $1 million initiative by Kaiser Permanente to increase access to nutritious food for low-income Coloradans. “These grant funds will allow us to reach out to other entities . . . that service low-income workers or clients, and get them enrolled in SNAP,” said Kaitlyn Ward, development associate for Tri-Lakes Cares. For example, Tri-Lakes Cares will partner with Tri-Lakes Silver Alliance, a nonprofit focusing on senior citizens, formerly known as Tri-Lakes Health Advocacy Partnership. Sue Walker, program coordinator for Silver Alliance, said the timing of the partnership was good, and an alliance was needed to help the seniors of the Tri-Lakes area. In fact, Tri-Lakes Silver Alliance will hold a senior workshop on Sep. 16 in

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Angry community meeting was beginning of the end for Dominguez Last July 13, not even a month into my new role as owner and editor of The Tribune, I showed up at Big Red, the affectionate nickname for the Lewis-Palmer School District headquarters in Monument, for a community meeting. It was my introduction, in many ways, to this community. I had only been casually acquainted with the Tri-Lakes area during my previous 21 years working in Colorado Springs. I came away with many vivid memories and a new appreciation for the passion area residents displayed fighting to defend their beloved small-town lifestyle where free-range kids are safe to roam, where neighbors know each other by name and hundreds stand in the snow singing Christmas carols and the holiday lights come on to mark the season. One memory was seeing picketers who greeted the 300 or so people who packed the basement room that night in the old high school building, filling every seat and lining the walls. Picketers in Monument? It turned out to be the first of many picket lines I’d see in coming weeks. The emotion-charged mood of the room still sticks with me. The crowd had come to to hear details about a methadone clinic/dispensary planned by Colonial Management Group of Orlando, Fla., from two company officials who sat at a long white table in front of the crowd. Folks were scared and mad. Their feelings were raw. And they didn’t hold back as they pounded the hapless Colonial execs with punishing questions and complaints. Lastly, I recall Mayor Rafael Dominguez stepping forward from his place along the wall where he’d been watching the evening unfold. He wore a look of deep concern. Voices in the crowd had taken his name in vain, repeatedly, and they called him out, offering blistering criticism and insults of his leadership. Remarkably, they didn’t simply hurl



anonymous insults from the gallery. They lined up at a microphone to personally deliver their invectives. “It’s a done deal,” Dominguez told the crowd. He was showered with boos and jeers as he insisted the methadone facility could not be stopped and he wouldn’t risk getting Monument sued by Colonial if zoning was denied and the facility was barred from opening. Some called him an “idiot.” Others called him far worse names. There were chants of “Recall! Recall!” I remember thinking: His political career is over. It didn’t matter if he was right to defend town staff and the board for approving zoning for the methadone facility. When 300 constituents pack a room and take turns verbally beating you like a piñata at a child’s birthday party, your future is bleak. The verbal beatings, it turned out, weren’t over. Monument’s summer of discontent intensified with each meeting of the Board of Trustees as residents showed up to criticize Dominguez and the board. Meetings routinely turned into angry confrontations between the trustees and frustrated citizens. Some demanded town staff be fired. Others denounced Dominguez and other trustees for their failure to act. It was painful to watch. As I got to know the players – the mayor, trustees, town staff – I came to believe these are all good people. I suspect the whole methadone issue snuck up on them, overwhelmed them. Clearly, they used bad judgment. Perhaps they received bad legal advice.

Upwards of 300 people packed the Lewis-Palmer School District administrative building “Big Red” for a July 13, 2015, community meeting with two representatives of Colonial Management Group of Orlando, Fla. The company planned to open a methadone clinic/dispensary in downtown Monument. The meeting turned ugly as members of the public,frustrated and angry, denounced and insulted Mayor Rafael Dominguez, the Board of Trustees and town staff over the clinic. /Photo by Bill Vogrin / The Tribune

Whatever. Bottom line, they made a huge mistake approving it. Rather than brainstorm options with the public, they simply tried to stonewall the issue hoping it wouldn’t turn out as bad as everyone feared. Public trust was broken. Sadly, the events cast a shadow over Town Hall that remains all these months later. Distrust surfaced during recent debate over water rates. It percolated over extension of the moratorium. And it erupted recently when Dominguez revealed he’d bought a home outside of town and was seeking annexation of the property. We’ll never know just how hard Dominguez and other trustees worked to dissuade Colonial from locating here or how hard they fought to reach a settlement that ensures the dispensary won’t open.

Those nasty, angry words hurled that night in July will be the enduring memory of this episode in Monument’s history. Now, I know Dominguez said his resignation is strictly a work-related decision and has nothing to do with continued attacks by his critics related to his residency question. I don’t doubt him. But I think his career was over that night in July. And it’s a shame. I believe he served his community with the same good intent, devotion and dedication he served his country as a member of the Marine Corps. So, while I believe it’s probably best for everyone that Dominguez moves on with his life, I will take this opportunity to salute him. Thank you, Rafael, for your service. And good luck.

40 Years Ago Tri Lakes Tribune April 8, 1976 Palmer Lake Election – Randall Warthen was elected Palmer Lake mayor with 136 votes out of 152 cast. Board members: Gene Blackney - 125 votes; Tom McElroy - 124; Duane Hanson - 110; Alice Fuller - 108; Bruce Spence - 104; Frances Vanahen - 101; Lew Habins - 100; and Tom Poage - 65. Monument Election – Warren Langer was elected mayor with 69 votes to 34 for Richard Deblois. Board members: Tim O’Conner - 90 votes; Steven Spencer - 87; Carol Owens - 83; Luther Slabaugh - 77; Westie Naylor - 61; Frank Shughart - 60; Yvonne Penland 58; and Ronald Dukes - 56. Artist Honored – Sheldon Van Etten, son of Mabel Van Etten of Monument, was honored as State Artist in Washington from the Mushroom Gallery in Washington. Sheldon uses egg tempera, a process in which pigment is mixed with egg yolk to produce a STAFF Office: 153 Washington Street, Suite 106 Monument, CO 80132 Phone: 719-686-6448

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dull finish. He also does oils and some detail in pencil. His painting will be on exhibit at Lewis-Palmer Middle School the first week of May. Lake Access Sought – The Monument Town Council is seeking a way to provide access to Monument Lake via public road to make it a public rather than a private lake, and to qualify it for stocking by the Wildlife Division of the Department of Natural Resource. The public access road was destroyed in the 1965 flood. Easter Sunrise Service – The Little Log Church and the Kiwanis Club will sponsor a sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. on April 18. Five ministers in the community will participate. Kindergarten Round-Up – Palmer Lake Elementary has scheduled kindergarten round-up for Wednesday, April 14. Children must be 5 years old by September 1976. Story Hour – Monument Hill Library hosts story hours at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 10. Children will gather to help Peter escape from Mr. McGregor’s

garden. World Mission Conference – The First Baptist Church of Monument will have Foreign and Home Missionaries showing slides and speaking. The conference will take place 7 p.m. on April 11-14, and 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 11. All-State Band – All State Band will perform with 146 students from 65 high schools on Saturday, April 10, in the University of Northern Colorado Foundation Hall of Music. Tickets are free. Positions in the band are earned through auditions and evaluation of members of UNC School of Music faculty. Maundy Thursday – The Church at Woodmoor will observe Maundy Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 15, at the Barn Community Center. Bulletin Board – At Palmer Lake Elementary: If your child has lost something, check the lost and found items displayed on the bulletin board. Mrs. Judy Esch and Mrs. Sandy Smith put the creative display up. Compiled by Linda Case


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Understanding and explaining ‘normal’ The hardest part, I guess, is understanding and explaining “normal.” As Dr. Seuss notes, “Being crazy isn’t enough.” Or consider what Hunter S. Thompson wrote in “Hell’s Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga” when he said “The Edge . . . There is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over.” When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro, according to Thompson. He should have known. Figures from the National Alliance on Mental Illness, (NAMI), say “One in four adults — approximately 61.5 million Americans — experience mental illness in a given year. One in 17 — about 13.6 million — live with a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia, major depression or bipolar disorder.” My first memory of an encounter with mental illness was when I was very young. Carl and Fay Massey were “Salt of the Earth” people who lived behind the house where I grew up in Dolores. They had a small house of their own. Sometime in the late 1960s, a relative visiting them had a terrible episode of substance abuse and was up on the hill raving at the neighborhood, threatening suicide, homicide, etc. Police were called. Maybe mental health professionals, too? I don’t know. But, he was talked down off the literal and figurative ledge, and neighborhood normalcy was soon restored. It did, however leave an impression. The raving, incoherence, and sense of something amiss, I came to understand later in my own family. At least twice in my childhood, my mother suffered “episodes” and was committed (I think voluntarily) to the Colorado State Hospital in Pueblo. This is the same place that sported



the original cornerstone reading “Colorado State Insane Asylum,” which now resides in the museum there. Aside from the strangeness of the experience itself, there was also stigma attached to having “craziness” in the family, and all of us were reluctant to talk about it. We still don’t, really. I remember one misguided childhood acquaintance telling me, that he didn’t think my mom was “crazy,” but the rest of us in the family were. He never saw her wind up after sundown, however. “Every person is distinctive, a particular individual with his own ideas and his own ways of doing things. The mentally ill seem special only in that they are more distinctive,” writes Dr. Fredric Neuman, M.D. in Psychology Today. “They are idiosyncratic or eccentric, even peculiar; yet in their strangeness there is nothing unrecognizable. They experience no impulse nor longing that is foreign to a normal person, and they suffer no illusion that a normal person has not known. The symptoms of mental illness are embedded in, and grow out of, the normal personality. Since life is varied and complex anyway, it is hard to determine where normal behavior leaves off and abnormal behavior begins. In retreat from this tantalizing ambiguity, some psychiatrists have chosen to take the position that there is no such thing as mental illness. In similar argument, one might contend that since orange blends

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closely into red, there is no such thing as orange,” Neuman says. After all, orange is the new black. Perhaps it is easier to say what is not meant by normal than what is. One of my strongest influences as storyteller comes from fellow Colorado native, Ken Kesey. Kesey famously volunteered to take part in what turned out to be a CIA-financed study known as Project MKULTRA at the Menlo Park Veteran’s Hospital as a night aide. The project studied the effects of various psychoactive drugs, and his experiences there fueled the muse for writing “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” Kesey’s experience with patients, sometimes under the influence of the experimental hallucinogenic drugs, led him to believe that society had pushed them out because they did not fit conventional ideas of how people were supposed to act and behave. Still one of my favorite depictions of mental illness, I identify with the idea that sometimes, the treatments are worse than the “cure.” But knowing just how someone deviates from the average is important in understanding, I guess. Dr. Neuman says that is true for

three reasons: “1. Although a particular behavior may not be in itself abnormal, it may be part of a pattern that reflects an abnormal process. Sleeping less than average, for instance, is sometimes associated with severe depressions and other psychoses. Also, if someone is extremely far from average in some respect of behavior or attitude, it is likely he will turn out to be emotionally ill by some other criteria. “2. Someone who is significantly different from other people may be under special strain as a result, for in order to be with people, it is necessary to do pretty much the things other people do. “3. But most important, an individual is most himself at just those points where he is different from others. Knowing what is special about someone is knowing, at least, what is worth paying attention to for a therapist and what to ask about.” My father, who in many ways and for many years, administered to my mom and her mental illness, late in life suffered from his own. In the form of dementia, or just general confusion, he became unsure of what was real, and what was Memorex. A pillar of stability for most of his life, I never really understood that until he complained of the county moving the roads on him. Maybe the county did, but somehow I knew he was descending into a place he had never been. And that is where the fear resides. What if I go there, too? Perhaps that is the edge that Thompson speaks of. “Normal” doesn’t mean you are adjusted, and perhaps it doesn’t even last forever. Even if it does, is “normal” all it is cracked up to be? Or, is mental illness something we all should talk a little more about?

Gold mining near Palmer Lake was not terribly lucrative At the turn of the 20th century, over a hundred years ago, there was a gold discovery near Palmer Lake. A man named “Cap Russell” operated a mine some two miles north of Palmer Lake. It was at the base of the Front Range. The old mine was finally abandoned after the amount of gold recovered equalled the expense in getting it out. In spots, the ore was quite good, but generally it was called “skimpy.” It would run good, then stop and start again. This was followed, in 1936, by a new discovery.


R.J. Cooke of Phoenix, Ariz., had come to the area to visit a nephew. On an afternoon hike, he came across some likely looking rock. He kept his find quiet until he had secured the

leases. He quietly obtained mining leases on the area and began prospecting near the old Russell mine. He soon reported that he had found good ore. Samples indicated that $100 a ton was not out of the question. A few other samples produced much higher results. It was during this time that he learned the story of the earlier mining in the area. He figured that this was indeed part of the ore vein from that discovery. He did quite a bit of surface work,

sending his ore to Colorado Spring and the Golden Cycle Mill. Eventually another shaft was started in an attempt to follow the vein. No blasting was necessary because the area’s ground was soft, crumbling rock. It seems that this too ended with more expense than profit. I have just started in the research on Mr. Cooke and perhaps that name is even familiar with some of the area’s residences. I’ll even check in at the museum to see if he left any kind of a mark in town!

Calendar Monument, Black Forest, Gleneagle, Palmer Lake April 8 Concert, dance Join Jeffrey Broussard & The Cajun Cowboys for a concert and dance at 7 p.m. Friday, April 8, at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Highway 105, Palmer Lake. Hailing from Louisiana, this renowned Zydeco band will have everyone on their feet dancing in celebration of life. Go to www. TriLakesArts.org or call 719-471-0475. April 14 CASA 411 April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and the perfect time to find out how you can make a difference in the lives of abused and neglected children. Find out how to become a CASA volunteer at an information session from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at the CASA office, 701 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs. RSVP to Kelly at 719-447-9898 ext. 1033 or go to www.casappr.org. April 15 Concert Rufus Cappadocia & Bethany Yarrow perform at 7 p.m. Friday, April 15, at Tri-Lakes

Center for the Arts, 304 Highway 105, Palmer Lake. Rufus, a world-famous cellist, and Bethany Yarrow, singer/songwriter daughter of Peter Yarrow, bring captivating world music to the Tri-Lakes community. Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Highway 105, Palmer Lake. April 16 Voting event League of Women Voters of the Pikes Peak Region presents Get Out the Vote 2016 from 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday, April 16, at Centennial Hall Auditorium, 200 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs. Guest speaker is El Paso County Clerk and Recorder Chuck Broerman and Lineah Davey, voter service team, League of Women Voters of the Pikes Peak Region. Learn about voter registration, the election process, effective voter registration drive planning and what information voters need in 2016. Event is free and open to the public. Free parking is available in the Sahwatch parking garage. Contact Julie Ott at LWVPPR@gmail.com or 719-201-3024. April 16 Earth Day Walk The Falcon Wanderers Volksmarch Club and Garden of the Gods Visitor and

Nature Center plan an Earth Day volksmarch Saturday, April 16. Walk will start at the Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, 1805 N 30th St. Park in the Rockledge Ranch parking area and walk to the visitor center. The 5K (3.1 miles) route is rated 2B and the 10K (6.2 miles) route is rated 3B. Jogging strollers can complete the courses with some difficulty, but wheelchairs are not recommended. Elevation is 5,980 feet. Event is free and open to the public. Register to walk any time between 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and walk at your own pace, but please finish by 3:30 p.m. Leashed pets are welcome on the trail, but no pets inside the visitor center building. Call Carol Kinate at 719-648-9015. April 23-24 Show, sale Tri-Lakes Women’s Club plans its 40th Pine Forest Spring show and sale, featuring antiques, home décor and garden exhibits. The show runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 23, and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 24, at LewisPalmer High School, Monument. Enjoy a variety of baked goods from more than 100 bakers; gourmet food trucks will be new this year. Entry is $6. Contact publicity@tlwc.net.

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Peel children away from screens, get active and get FITT Editor’s note: This is the second of a three-part series. The Centers for Disease Control report that only 1 in 3 American children are physically active every day and 1 in 3 youngsters are either overweight or obese. Wonder if there might be a connection? And don’t think that signing your child up to play a sport this summer will take care of the problem. Healthychildren.org tells us that less than 50 percent of the time spent in sports practice and games involves moving enough to be considered physical activity. It should alarm us that the CDC predicts we are raising the first generation of children whose life expectancy is less than their parents. Given the dire statistics of the overall health of our children, it’s time to take action. Make this the summer that the entire family gets in motion. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers some guidelines on getting started in the acronym FITT. The “F” stands for frequency. Do some type of physical activity every day. The “I” stands for intensity. Choose an exercise that is at least moderate in intensity, which is defined by being

FIT AND HEALTHY Cord Prettyman cordprettyman@msn.com

able to carry on a conversation while exercising. A few activities each week should be vigorous, meaning that you breathe hard and sweat. The first “T” refers to the time or duration of exercise recommended daily. Plan on a total time of 60 minutes, which can be done all at once or broken up into 15 minutes blocks of activity. The final “T” stands for type. The summer’s exercise regimen should be comprised of sports, aerobic exercise and muscle strengthening activities. The absolute best types of exercises are the ones that your children will actually do. Examples of aerobic exercises that use large muscle groups and strengthen the heart and lungs are brisk walking, bicycling, dancing, hiking, skateboarding, martial arts, volleyball and basketball. You can also jump rope, play tag, run and play soccer.

Frequency | Intensity Time | Type of Training Muscle-strengthening activities that tone and build muscles and bone mass include games such as tug-ofwar, push-ups and resistance exercises using body weight or latex bands. Your child can also strengthen their body and bones by tree climbing, swinging on playground equipment, doing gymnastics or hopping, skipping and jumping. Of course, making time for, and adhering to, a regular exercise routine is always a challenge. Here are some tips. First and foremost, limit your children’s sedentary activities. The average American child and adolescent spends more than seven hours a day in front of some type of screen. Limit that time to no more than two hours a day this summer. Schedule daily “play time” into the family’s weekly plans and keep those

commitments. Also, keep an activity log, set goals and offer rewards for attaining those goals. Choose activities that are appropriate for your child’s fitness level, coordination and body type. And focus on the positive aspect of participating offering encouragement and praise. Finally, be a role model. Parents are powerful role models and can help shape a child’s perception of exercise. Tune in next week for the skinny on the importance of playing outside in the dirt. Cord Prettyman is a certified master personal trainer and owner of Absolute Workout Fitness and Post-Re-hab Studio in Woodland Park. He can be reached at 687-7437, by email at cordprettyman@msn.com or via his website at cordprettyman.com.

Milestones - School Notes Monument, Palmer Lake Rachel Bryant, of Monument, made the fall 2015 dean’s list at Azusa Pacific University. Bryant is a graphic design and honors humanities major. Hannah D. Carr, of Monument, was named to the fall 2015 dean’s list at the University of Wyoming. John Stephen Cherry, of Monument, was named to the fall 2015 dean’s list at the University of Wyoming. Jared Jacob Dean, of Monument, was named to the fall 2015 dean’s list at the University of Wyoming. Shane Dix, of Larkspur, was named the Marine Military Academy February 2016 Cadet of the Month

for the MMA Drill Team. The cadet who receives this award is nominated by his drill team instructor for his exemplary attitude, conduct and leadership. In addition to the recognition he received in front of the MMA Corps of Cadets, this young man will be treated to a special dinner hosted by the MMA superintendent and his wife. Dix, a first-year cadet, plans to enlist in the Marine Corps or Air Force after he graduates from MMA. He then intends to earn a bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering. The 16-year-old is the son of Vicki and Keith Dix. Ana Glocker, of Palmer Lake, was named to the fall 2015 honor roll at the University of Kansas.

Lauren C. Hamilton, of Monument, was named to the fall 2015 dean’s list at the University of Wyoming. Jeremy Jordan-Irwin, of Monument, made the fall 2015 dean’s list at Azusa Pacific University. JordanIrwin is an allied health major. Elli Lynn Kopp, of Larkspur, was named to the fall 2015 dean’s list at the University of Wyoming. Austin Michael Lundgren, of Monument, was named to the fall 2015 dean’s list at the University of Wyoming. Riley Mast, of Colorado Springs, made the fall 2015 dean’s list at Azusa Pacific University. Mast is a biology major.

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A Jungle Adventure

Combining fun and cultural visit with a Kiwanis International service event Editor’s note: This is another in a series of columns about Palmer Lake resident Jay Heinlein’s work and adventures in Nepal. Heinlein is in Nepal with Five14nepal, which combines trekking adventures with humanitarian projects in the earthquake-stricken country. LUMBINI, Nepal – Not long into my first month in Nepal, my new Nepali friend, Deepak, invited me to visit him in the Rupandehi and Chitwan areas. Deepak is from Lumbinī, the traditional birthplace of Siddhārtha Gautama, or Buddha. I met Deepak via a Facebook introduction by my friend Mary, a Kiwanis leader in the Rocky Mountain Region of Colorado and nationally. Kiwanis International “serves the children of the world.” When one thinks of Nepal, generally what first comes to mind is Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain, and adventure climbing and trekking in the Himalayas. But Nepal is a land of diverse geographies including lush, green jungles. That describes Deepak’s region of Chitwan, which literally means “heart of the jungle” and is the homeland of the Tharu people. As with much of my visit to Nepal, I combined some fun with cultural explorations and humanitarian efforts. In this case, to deliver Kiwanis-sponsored school supplies, including backpacks, shoes and clothing to a remote village, high above Lumbinī. I also got to be “Chief” for a day.


First the fun. During my visit, I explored Chitwan National Park where I rode on the back of an Indian elephant through dense jungle and made a thrilling trip down the Rapti River in a dug-out canoe. Along the way, we met a onehorned rhinoceros on his green home turf – a true other-worldy experience I will forever remember. We followed him closely as he ambled through the trees munching leaves. Occasionally he looked up at us with eyes both cautious and welcoming. He was regal and magnificent. We also encountered crocodiles sunning on the river banks, spotted deer, peacocks, rhesus monkeys and many other wildlife and flora. After our jungle safari, we hiked for 3½ hours up steep, narrow paths to a village in the Lumbini Zone. We were greeted at the top by about 50 uniformed schoolchildren from surrounding villages who had assembled for the special occasion. I changed into a bright, yellow Kiwanis shirt and topped it with a traditional Dhaka topi hat, given to me by Deepak for the event. I looked

A little boy, who had lost both of his parents in the earthquake, receives much needed clothing and school supplies sponsored by Kiwanis International

A crocodile sunning on the bank of the Rapti River./Courtesy Photos

like a big yellow, lumpy banana, with a cherry on top, but I was game for the ceremony. We each received beautiful ceremonial Nepali flower necklaces called dosalla, from the brightly dressed school staff. I sat in the middle of our group in front, as Deepak got the children revved up. Then we distributed a load of school supplies, shoes and clothing as the children cheered. The staff selected the most needy children in the group to receive specific items. One little boy had lost both parents in the earthquake last April that killed 8,000,

injured 21,000, triggered avalanches on Mount Everest, destroyed entire villages and left hundreds of thousands homeless. The reward for our exhausting hike was the jubilant laughter and triumphant cheers of the children. My heart was once again stretched beyond capacity. And my love for Nepal, its beautiful land and remarkable resilient people continues to grow. Jay Heinlein is a lifelong writer, a publishing professional for over 25 years and principal of Heinlein Publishing Services. Reach him at jay@heinleingroup.com

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Two fun musical acts are coming to the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts in Palmer Lake in April. On April 8, Jeffery Broussard and the Creole Cowboys will perform their delightful version of zydeco dance music. The band features the accordion mastery and soulful vocals of front man Jeffery Broussard, from the legendary band, Zydeco Force. The band delivers great, pack-the-floor renditions of Creole classics as well as their own brand of contemporary zydeco. Early Creole music, as played by legends Canray Fontenot on fiddle and Jeffery’s father, accordion player Delton Broussard, is experiencing a well-deserved resurgence of interest in Louisiana today. Broussard was named the “Accordionist of the Year” by Zydeco Music & Creole Heritage Awards in 2007. Advance tickets for TLCA members are $15; non-members $20. Tickets the day of the show are $20 and $25. Switch musical gears for the next show, on April 15, featuring Bethany Yarrow (daughter of Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul, & Mary fame) & Rufus Cappadocia (a world-renowned cellist). Yarrow and Cappadocia weave a tapestry of sound as they slide between, groove, sweet melodies, deep prayer and roots music from around the world. Bethany Yarrow was raised on tradi-


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during the campaign for the Board of Trustees. Coopman and Medlicott were especially harsh, attacking him and other board members for an alleged lack of leadership and for actions like adopting steep new water rates for 1,100 westside residents who are customers of the town utility. On March 29, Coopman filed the complaint alleging official misconduct and an ethics violation in requesting an investigation by the Fourth Judicial District Attorney. “We have an ineligible official willfully and recklessly acting as mayor, and making decisions and voting on critical town matters when he knowingly isn’t eligible to serve in the position,” Coopman wrote in his letter. “My request is for an investigation into these potential violations as well as the questionable ethics displayed by Mr. Dominguez; as well as our town Attorney for allowing this to proceed and not advise the Board of Trustees to announce this vacancy.” Coopman also demanded Dominguez resign immediately in a letter dated March 25. Coopman was upset that Dominguez bought a home outside town in December, on the town’s southern boundary next to the railroad tracks, then sought annexation. Coopman alleges in his complaint the mayor violated the law by moving his primary residence out of town. “I’ve never reacted to the B-S they’ve put out and I’m not going to react to it now,” Dominguez said in response. But he couldn’t stay silent as Coopman alleged all votes Dominguez cast since buying a home in December are invalid, possibly jeopardizing new water rates, as well as an extension on the moratorium on new clinics and even the recently approved methadone clinic settlement ending Colonial’s lawsuit against the town. “Here’s the problem with Coopman’s assertions,” Dominguez said. “Purchasing a home does not define residency. It’s false on face value.

current leadership of the board and promised to roll back water rates and take the town in a new direction, if elected. Howe and Tooley were running independently with two other political newcomers, Kevin Sorenson and Tim Allen. With Dominguez gone and Smith not seeking reelection, the fractured board could find it difficult to choose a new mayor. Retired from the Marine Corps, Dominguez, 50, served on the town Economic Development Committee before being appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2012. He won the mayor’s seat on April 1, 2014. All are unpaid, voluntary positions. He said his resignation came at the request of his new employer, a Colorado Springs company he declined to identify, and was meant to avoid any conflict of interest. He said his departure was completely unrelated to a complaint of official misconduct filed with the Fourth Judicial District Attorney’s office by Coopman, a harsh critic of Dominguez. “I’ve been working this since February,” Dominguez said of the new job. “It’s purely a coincidence.” Coopman and others in the No Methadone in Monument movement had castigated Dominguez repeatedly last summer and fall for not trying to stop Colonial Management Group of Orlando, Fla., from opening a methadone clinic/dispensary in downtown. The group ultimately raised $60,000, hired two attorneys and successfully overturned zoning approval for the facility, leading to a lawsuit against the town by Colonial. Another No Methadone leader, Tom Allen of Woodmoor, also tried to organize a recall campaign against Dominguez, Kaiser and Trustee Kelly Elliott. But they fell far short of the signatures needed to force a recall election. But criticism of Dominguez reached new levels

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ments that must be signed on behalf of the town and other legal obligations. “I would encourage them to appoint someone rather than wait on a special election. But we’ll make it work, as staff, either way.” The process of replacing Dominguez could reveal who is in control of the new board, depending who voters picked in the April 5 election for the four vacant trustee positions. The board could find itself today

with five new members joining incumbents Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Kaiser and Trustee Kelley Elliott. If voters chose the three incumbents on the ballot, Jeff Bornstein, John Howe and Becki Tooley, then only two newcomers will join the fray. Voters also had the choice of Bornstein allies Greg Coopman, Shea Medlicott and Don Wilson, who ran on the “accountability” slate, as well as Tim Allen and Kevin Sorenson, who were not part of a slate.

He doesn’t know what he’s talking about.” Coopman asserted that Dominguez surrendered his residency when he bought a 9.6-acre farm south of Monument in December. He sought to have the property annexed in March. He told The Tribune at the time he was maintaining legal residency by sleeping with friends in town. A community hearing on the annexation question was scheduled for April 18. It’s unclear if Dominguez will proceed with the annexation request. But Lowe, the town manager, said he believes Dominguez intends to proceed and gain the benefits of utility and police service to be gained from annexation. And Lowe, an attorney, doesn’t agree with Coopman’s analysis of the residency question. “We received an opinion from the town attorney that would not agree with Mr. Coopman’s allegations,” Lowe said. “As far as I know, the mayor has met his residency requirements, discussed the situation with the town attorney and told it was proper.” While the summer was difficult for Dominguez, he recently scored some important victories for Monument. In December, Dominguez won a long-fought effort to get the Colorado Department of Transportation to reimburse the town $12 million it spent building the Baptist Road interchange at Interstate 25. In 2006, voters approved a 1 percent sales tax, collected by the Baptist Road Rural Transportation Authority, to accelerate construction of the Baptist Road interchange at Interstate 25. Dominguez had announced plans to ask voters this fall to allow the town to keep future revenues from the sales tax to build parks and trails long-sought by residents. And he presided over a booming economy that saw new housing subdivisions, a retail explosion along Jackson Creek Parkway as well as announcement of a senior living center to be built here, which had long been one of his goals as mayor.

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Tri-Lakes track and field athletes shine in Longmont If the first major high school track meet of the season is any indication of things to come, it might be another banner year for our Tri-Lakes area teams. Athletes from Palmer Ridge and The Classical Academy performed very well at the Longmont Invitational on March 28. The meet featured many of the top Class 4A teams, and records fell like spring blizzard. Among the stars were Palmer Ridge’s Caleb Ojennes and TCA’s Alex Miller and Andrea Willis. Ojennes, a senior who has signed with the University of Indiana, set a meet record in the 200 meters with a blazing time of 21.63 seconds. He did not compete in the 100 and 400 – his other premier events – after having run those at a meet in Arizona the prior weekend.


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Palmer Ridge finished third as a team with 62 points. The Bears are the two-time defending state champion. “We had some good performances on the team side, but we definitely have work to do,” Ojennes said. “I don’t think everyone has bought into the system yet. Maybe some people are being complacent. My job as a leader is to try and get people to be motivated. “After two years of winning the state track meet, it’s our goal to win a third. We still have to work just as hard for the third one.” The Bears captured five individual state championships and two relay titles on their way to a dominant showing at the 4A state meet last May. Palmer Ridge outdistanced second-place TCA by 46 points, but graduated four state champions – including half of the winning 3,200-meter relay team. Miller, a senior who has signed with Division I Belmont College in Nashville, TCA senior Alex Miller set a meet record in the 110 hurdles set a meet record in the at the Longmont Invitational on March 28. He also won the 110 hurdles (14.63), and also won the 300 hurdles 300 hurdles. /Photos courtesy of Alan Versaw

(39.57) to lead the Titans to the boys’ title with 103.5 points; easily outdistancing Mountain View (71). By the way, TCA is dropping down in classification to 3A next year. The University of Kansas-bound Willis, the defending state pole vault champ, set a meet record with a leap of 13 feet, 4.25 inches. Her jump was more than 18 inches better than second-place finisher Taylor Alexander from Vail Christian. Willis won state last year with a mark of 12-6. TCA’s girls finished second with 67 points, behind Loveland’s 108. Many Tri-Lakes area athletes have performed at the elite levels of track and field in recent years. Nicole Montgomery, now at Kansas, is the most decorated female track athlete in TriLakes area history. Discovery Canyon’s Jackson Spalding won state shot put and discus titles in 2013 and 2014. The Longmont Invitational is important for many reasons. Many of the state’s top athletes were at the event, making for a deep field. I don’t think the Palmer Ridge boys’ third-place showing is an indication of just how loaded coach Kelly Christensen’s team is this season. He has a staggering 172 kids out for his teams. Many of his top athletes did not compete in all of their best events. Pole vaulter Kyle Rex, for example, is coming off an injury and has yet to reach his full potential. Rex had a leap of 13-10, which placed him second in the event, six inches short of Vail Christian’s Cooper Daniels. Rex won state last year with a top leap of 15 feet. The Palmer Ridge girls finished ninth as a team at Longmont. The Bears captured first-place in the 400

TCA senior Andrea Willis set a meet record in the pole vault with a leap of 13 feet, 4.25 inches at the Longmont Invitational on March 28.

relay (50.43). The team consists of Abby O’Hara, Sam Rippley, Caroline Giusti and Megan Harvey. It is no surprise that TCA did well at Longmont. The Titans have rich history in track and field. But this year’s squad is scary good, experienced, and also young. Miller was second at state last year in the 300 hurdles and ninth in the 110s. TCA senior Conor Bertles took first in the shot and discus at Longmont. Freshman Chantae Steele won the 400 (58.24) and was second in the 800 (2:16.84) to Air Academy’s allAmerican Katie Rainsberger (2:11.80). Rainsberger’s time set a meet record. The next couple of months should be exciting times for our track and field athletes.

Whiting fired as Palmer Ridge baseball coach By Danny Summers dannysummers@yourpeaknews.com

New coach, no problem for the Palmer Ridge High School baseball team. A day after their head coach was fired, the Bears rolled to an 11-1 victgory over Pikes Peak Athletic Conference rival Vista Ridge on April 1 for their sixth consecutive win and a 6-1 start to the season. The game was shortened to five innings due to the 10-run rule. “I’m just here to help the team any way I can to finish the season successfully, and they’ve been successful so far,” said interim Bears head coach Peter Gordon, a Palmer Ridge social studies teacher and assistant football coach. “These are great kids and they’re going to take care of a lot of things themselves. Hopefully they will put themselves in a position to win because of their skill and hard work.” Bears’ catcher Nate Gishwiller had three hits to lead the 14-hit attack. Bryan Boatman, Charlie Deeds, Reese Pepple and Beau Stamper had two hits apiece. Stamper and Trego plated two runs each. Boatman picked up the victory. He held the Wolves hitless over 4⅓ innings, striking out four and walking two while allowing a run. Palmer Ridge went about business – sort of – as usual in the wake of the firing of Steve Whiting, just 24 hours earlier. Also fired were Whiting’s two assistants – David Mills and Lamont Hicks. Whiting, 52, who began at Palmer Ridge in 2013, was let go due to an incident during the team’s recent trip to Arizona at the Coach Bob Invitational, where it went 3-0 against teams from Oregon. The incident, which occurred on Sunday, March 20, was a violation of Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) policy, as well as District 38 policy. When Palmer Ridge officials received news of the infraction, they conducted an investigation. A discussion with Whiting on March 30 led to his dismissal. “I loved my time at Palmer Ridge and wish it could

Palmer Ridge baseball coach Steve Whiting was relieved of his duties on March 31. He had been the team’s head coach since 2013. /Courtesy photo

have continued,” Whiting said. “This has all been kind of hard to deal with. It’s a shocker.” Whiting, who works as a civilian contractor for the Air Force, said he and his assistant coaches were not aware they had violated policy. “We’re paying for it the hard way,” Whiting said. “It’s pretty tough. I guess we slipped up too much. I thought we might be reprimanded, or given a warning first, but that wasn’t the case.” Whiting has a long history of coaching in the TriLakes area. He was an assistant, and later, head coach at The Classical Academy from 2007 through 2011. He coached one season at Mesa Ridge, before landing the job at Palmer Ridge in 2013. Whiting took over at Palmer Ridge for Rob McCoy, who was fired for violating district policy during the 2012 season.

Whiting’s Palmer Ridge teams were 37-32, reaching the state tournament in 2014. They were ranked 10th in the state in the latest Associated Press poll at the time of his dismissal. Palmer Ridge athletic director Jimmy Porter didn’t wait long to put a new interim varsity coaching staff in place, naming Gordon the head coach, and Dennis Coates and Darren Grob his assistants. “We’re just trying to keep the momentum going forward,” Grob said. “We’ve got great kids. Just trying to keep things positive. “It seems like they are rallying around each other.” Coates is D-38’s school resource officer, varsity girls’ basketball coach and former college baseball player. “When it comes down to it, it’s the kids who win and lose games,” Coates said. “Things will work out. This is a good group of kids.” Grob is the lead campus supervisor and the defensive coordinator for the school’s football team. “They are all very capable guys,” Porter said of his new coaches. “They have to hit the ground running and do what is necessary to keep things going in the right direction. “This is a less than perfect situation. But this is what’s best for our players.” Mills, one of the fired assistants, posted a message on Facebook on April 1 prior to the team’s game with Vista Ridge. “Nothing great comes easy! Never doubt yourselves, your team or your training. Palmer Ridge baseball is great because of you 20 men, not me, but because of you. I expect nothing less than a ‘W’ today! You got this! Own it! And Be Great Today!” Whiting expressed sorrow that he won’t be around to help the team achieve success. Last year’s squad was 5-14. The roster was stacked with mostly freshmen and sophomores. “The year was going to be good year,” Whiting said. “Next year would be a phenomenal year. But it’s not going to happen for me.”

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L-P girls’ track team looks to fill holes from record-setting ‘15 team By Danny Summers dannysummers@yourpeaknews.com

The Lewis-Palmer High School girls’ 800 sprint medley relay team set a Class 4A state record last year with a blazing time of 1 minute, 45.06 seconds at the state meet in Lakewood. The star attraction of that squad was red-headed speedster Nicole Montgomery, who ran the final 400 meters. Montgomery has since taken her show on the road to the University of Kansas after a brilliant prep career. Montgomery was the only senior on the medley relay team that included then junior Madelyn Smith, and sophomores Emily Roma and Laura Still. But Still had hip surgery over the winter and is out until at least May. That means Rangers’ coach Nancy Pellow has to fill two holes. She thinks she’s found the missing pieces in senior Tylar Fugate and sophomore Elaine Thibadeau. Fugate, Roma, Smith and Still qualified for the state meet in the 4x200 relay. “There’s potential to qualify more (for state) this year, even with life after Nicole,” said Lewis-Palmer coach Nancy Pellow. “You never forget those great athletes like Nicole. It’s part of your history. But at the same time there’s things she never would have accomplished if she didn’t have these kids with her, too. That’s one of the joys of a sport like this. (Nicole) wouldn’t have had that medley (title) without the other girls. Everybody had a job and they all did it and that’s what made it possible.” Smith, who has received an ap-

pointment to the Air Force Academy based on academics, is the leader of this year’s relay teams. She concedes that there is a different atmosphere this season without Montgomery’s presence. “She brought a heart and spirit to the team that was really fun,” Smith said. “It’s not that it’s not fun now, it was just a lot more fun with her here. She inspired us all. It was easier to strive to do better because she set such a high example for us. “Right now we’re focusing on building our team and figuring out who’s leading, because we all have a place of leadership on this team; emotionally spiritually, physically. We’re going to have fun no matter what because we’re a team.” Roma believes the medley relay team can repeat as state champs, but it won’t be easy. “It’s going to take a lot of work,” she said. “Right now we’re in the beginning stages trying to figure everything out.” Fugate was actually a member of the state medley relay team in 2014. She will likely run the first 100 leg this year. “If I’m nervous I won’t run my best, so I just don’t let myself get nervous,” Fugate said. “I can’t think about winning a state championship at this point. I just have to go out there and run.” Thibadeau has not been a part of a sprint medley team since middle school, but seems to be up for the challenge. “I haven’t given it much thought,” she said. “I just want to go out and see what happens.” Still is bummed out that she can’t be

Members of the Lewis-Palmer relay teams include, from left to right, senior Tylar Fugate, junior Emily Roma, senior Madelyn Smith and sophomore Elaine Thibadeau. /Photo by Danny Summers / The Tribune

part of this year’s team because of her injury. “This is really hard to not be back and just watch them,” she said. “It’s rough for me, but this team most definitely has a chance to go to state again and do very well.” Pellow is taking the coach speak one-day-at-a-time approach to this

season. “We’re here every day training and hitting the track and doing those workouts needed to get where we want to be,” Pellow said. “That’s just as important as the end result.” Hopefully the end result for the Rangers are more state championships.

Four Rangers named All-State in basketball and hockey By Tribune staff

Lewis-Palmer senior Charlie Hovasse was named honorable mention on the Class 4A all-state boys’ basketball team. / Photo courtesy Nan Strasburger

Four Lewis-Palmer High School athletes were recently selected for All-State honors by the Colorado High School Activities Association. Seniors Jonathan Scott and Charlie Hovasse made the All-State boys basketball team, while Christian Perry and Marcus Smith made the hockey team. Scott, a senior, led the Rangers in scoring with 17.7 points per game while helping L-P to a 24-2 record and a trip to the Elite 8. Scott was named to the AllState second team. Hovasse, also a senior, was second on the team in scoring with 13.2 points per game. He was named honorable mention. Perry, a senior forward, led the Rangers in goals (25) and assists (23). He was named to the second team. Smith, a senior goalie, was named honorable mention.

Lewis-Palmer center Christian Perry was named secondteam all-state in hockey. /Photo courtesy Lewis-Palmer hockey

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Faces to Follow Ashley Walker lacrosse St. Mary’s College Walker, a 2015 Palmer Ridge graduate, is a freshman midfielder for the St. Mary’s (Moraga, Calif.) College women’s lacrosse team. Walker has played in nine games this season and has no goals. She had a fantastic high school career, scoring 37 goals and 14 assists as a senior, and a team-leading 39 goals and 17 assists as a junior. She scored 132 goals in four years as a starter for Palmer Ridge.

Emily Miller lacrosse Fresno State Miller, a 2015 Palmer Ridge graduate, is a defender for the Fresno State women’s lacrosse team. Miller had a banner career at Palmer Ridge, lettering three years in lacrosse and basketball. She was first-team all-state in lacrosse as a junior. As a senior, she scored 11 goals and had 15 assists.

Jalen Heath baseball Grambling State Heath, a 2015 Discovery Canyon graduate, is on the Grambling State (Louisiana) University baseball team. Heath is redshirting this season. He is listed as an infielder. Heath enjoyed a banner senior season at Discovery Canyon, batting .357 with a team-leading five home runs and 27 RBIs.

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hours getting the star treatment from stylists who changed her hair, applied makeup and gave her a new wardrobe. Acker’s new look included high-heel shoes, a white-leather jacket and a black skirt. “I was never even allowed to look in a mirror while it was going on,”

Acker said. While the transformation was taking place, Acker texted her mother, Shell, who was asleep in her Monument home. Shell, a teacher, was not able to watch the show live, so she recorded it and watched it after school. “My mom was so excited,” Libby said. “She watched it when she got off

work, texted me and told me she loved it.” As it turns out, Acker was the youngest person to ever participate in Ambush Makeover. “I couldn’t believe it,” said Acker, who has not cut her hair since she was 14 and rarely wears makeup. “My reveal on TV was genuine. They kept me covered up and my reaction was real. “And I got to keep the clothes; even the shoes. I was told they never let people keep the shoes, but they let me keep them.” Her mom wasn’t the only person excited by the transformation. Acker said her friends and teammates went nuts at the reveal. “Two of my friends cried, they were so excited,” Acker said. Producers of the Today Show said it was the best reaction they ever got to

an “Ambush Makeover.” Acker, a pre-med student majoring in biology, is a multi-dimensional athlete for the Musketeers. As a freshman, she ran a personal best 100 meters at the Butler Bulldog Opener with a time of 14.79 seconds. At the Big East Indoor Track & Field Championships, she scored a personal best in pole vault with a height of 10 feet, 5 inches. She had her best javelin distance at the Butler Bulldog Opener with 93 feet. Acker finished in the top five in the shot put at last month’s Stan Lyon’s Butler Invitational with a heave of 34-4. Acker, 5-foot-8, 130 pounds, signed with Xavier after a stellar career at Palmer Ridge, where she was a pole vaulter on the track and field team for four years. She was also a four-year member of the school’s softball and basketball teams.

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The Town of Monument is seeking a qualified candidate to join the Streets and Parks Department as a Seasonal Streets / Parks Technician I. This position performs maintenance activities such as: patching potholes, repairing and installing street signs and banners, cleaning storm sewer piping, emptying trash, painting facilities, preparing gravesites, opening and closing gravesites, weed control, pruning trees, removing trees as necessary, mowing parks, playground maintenance, light maintenance on vehicles and equipment, may lead crews of seasonal or summer youth by assigning work and monitoring work progress. Candidate must have a valid Driver’s License, be able to lift up to 75 lbs, irrigation maintenance experience is preferred. The position will run from May 2nd, 2016 to October 28th, 2016, hourly rate will depend on experience.



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To apply for this position, please pick up an application at Monument’s Town Hall located at 645 Beacon Lite Rd., Monument, CO, and submit the application along with a resume to the Town of Monument ATTN: Public Works Department, 645 Beacon Lite Rd. Monument, CO 80132, or apply by visiting www.townofmonument.org and print out the application.

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8:00 AM – Classic Worship 9:30 & 11:00 AM – Modern Worship 9:30 & 11:00 AM – Children and Student Programs 5:00 – 7:00 PM – Programs for all ages 2:00, 4:00 & 6:00 PM – Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

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Radionuclides Sampled at the Entry Point to the Distribution System

Contaminant Name



Range Low – High

Sample Size

Unit of Measure


Gross Alpha



0.4 to 8.2




Combined Radium



0.7 to 7.4





MCL Violation

Typical Sources

0 Erosioncontact of natural deposits To feature yourNopublic notice, Pikes Peak0 Newspapers, Inc. at 719.687.3006 No Erosion of natural deposits or robcarrigan@yourpeaknews.com.

Inorganic Contaminants Sampled at the Entry Point to the Distribution System Contaminant Name



Range Low – High

Sample Size

Unit of Measure



MCL Violation

Typical Sources




0.05 to 0.07






Discharge of drilling wastes; discharge from metal refineries; erosion of natural deposits




0 to 1






Discharge from steel and pulp mills; erosion of natural deposits




1.38 to 1.64






Erosion of natural deposits; water additive which promotes strong teeth; discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories




0 to 0.2






Runoff from fertilizer use; leaching from septic tanks, sewage; erosion of natural deposits

Unregulated Contaminants***

MONUMENT TOWN OF 2016 Drinking Water Quality Report For Calendar Year 2015

EPA has implemented the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR) to collect data for contaminants that are suspected to be present in drinking water and do not have healthbased standards set under the Safe Drinking Water Act. EPA uses the results of UCMR monitoring to learn about the occurrence of unregulated contaminants in drinking water and to decide whether or not these contaminants will be regulated in the future. We performed monitoring and reported the analytical results of the monitoring to EPA in accordance with its Third Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR3). Once EPA reviews the submitted results, the results are made available in the EPA’s National Contaminant Occurrence Database (NCOD) (http://www.epa.gov/dwucmr/national-contaminant-occurrence-database-ncod) Consumers can review UCMR results by accessing the NCOD. Contaminants that were detected during our UCMR3 sampling and the corresponding analytical results are provided below.

Public Water System ID: CO0121475 Esta es información importante. Si no la pueden leer, necesitan que alguien se la traduzca.

We are pleased to present to you this year’s water quality report. Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. Please contact STEVE R SHEFFIELD at 719-487-9291 with any questions about the Drinking Consumer Confidence Rule (CCR) or for public participation opportunities that may affect the water quality. General Information All drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline (1-800-426-4791) or by visiting http://water.epa.gov/drink/contaminants.

Contaminant Name



Range Low – High

Sample Size

Unit of Measure

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Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immunocompromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV-AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk of infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. For more information about contaminants and potential health effects, or to receive a copy of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and microbiological contaminants call the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at (1-800-426-4791). The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity. Contaminants that may be present in source water include:  Microbial contaminants: viruses and bacteria that may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.  Inorganic contaminants: salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban stormwater runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming.  Pesticides and herbicides: may come from a variety of sources, such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, and residential uses.  Radioactive contaminants: can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.  Organic chemical contaminants: including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are byproducts of industrial processes and petroleum production, and also may come from gas stations, urban storm water runoff, and septic systems.

***More information about the contaminants that were included in UCMR3 monitoring can be found at: http://www.drinktap.org/water-info/whats-in-my-water/unregulated-contaminantmonitoring-rule.aspx. Learn more about the EPA UCMR at: http://www.epa.gov/dwucmr/learn-about-unregulated-contaminant-monitoring-rule or contact the Safe Drinking Water Hotline at (800) 426-4791 or http://water.epa.gov/drink/contact.cfm.

Violations, Significant Deficiencies, and Formal Enforcement Actions No Violations or Formal Enforcement Actions 07/15/2015

In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment prescribes regulations limiting the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. The Food and Drug Administration regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water that must provide the same protection for public health. Lead in Drinking Water If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems (especially for pregnant women and young children). It is possible that lead levels at your home may be higher than other homes in the community as a result of materials used in your home’s plumbing. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. Additional information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (1-800-426-4791) or at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead. 2016 CCR Page 1 of 7


Date Identified

R540 - DESIGN APPROVAL; System has not received plans and specs approval for the system or for renovations to the system, including the addition of new sources, changes in treatment or changes in the distribution system.Deficiencies This is an Significant alleged violation of CPDWR 1.1; Deficiency Description

The Town of Monument was subsequently required to submit plans and specifications, receive design approval, and properly install/construct and operate the treatment. The deficiency has been resolved. Steps Taking to Correct and Progress To Date

Additional Deficiency Information

April 1,2016

Estimated Completion Date

Explanation of the deficiency and the steps taken to correct them: The Town of Monument in 2007 changed the type of disinfection it used from chlorine gas to sodium hypochlorite without receiving the proper State approval. As a result the Town was required to have a professional Engineer design and submit to the State, to review and approve the changes to the treatment system. Once State approval was received the Town installed and operates the system in compliance with the State approved plans and regulations. If you have any questions or concerns MONUMENT OF, PWS ID: CO0121475 2016 CCR Page 6 of 7 please callTOWN the Monument Water Department at (719) 487-9291

Source Water Assessment and Protection (SWAP) The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has provided us with a Source Water Assessment Report for our water supply. For general information or to obtain a copy of the report please visit http://wqcdcompliance.com/ccr. The report is located under “Source Water Assessment Reports”, and then “Assessment Report by County”. Select EL PASO County and find 121475; MONUMENT TOWN OF or by contacting STEVE R SHEFFIELD at 719-487-9291. The Source Water Assessment Report provides a screening-level evaluation of potential contamination that could occur. It does not mean that the contamination has or will occur. We can use this information to evaluate the need to improve our current water treatment capabilities and prepare for future contamination threats. This can help us ensure that quality finished water is delivered to your homes. In addition, the source water assessment results provide a starting point for developing a source water protection plan. Potential sources of contamination in our source water area are listed on the next page. Please contact us to learn more about what you can do to help protect your drinking water sources, any questions about the Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report, to learn more about our system, or to attend scheduled public meetings. We want you, our valued customers, to be informed about the services we provide and the quality water we deliver to you every day.

TRB 601_0406*1

Source Type

Water Type

Potential Source(s) of Contamination




Aboveground, Underground and Leaking Storage Tank Sites




Commercial/ Industrial/ Transportation




Low Intensity Residential




Urban Recreational Grasses




Row Crops




Pasture/ Hay








Deciduous/ Evergreen Forest




Septic Systems

Terms and Abbreviations 2016 CCR Page 2 of 7 (MCL) − The highest level of a contaminant allowed in drinking water. Treatment Technique (TT) − A required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water. Action Level (AL) − The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment and other regulatory requirements. Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level (MRDL) − The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants. Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG) − The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety. Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal (MRDLG) − The level of a drinking water disinfectant, below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants. Violation (No Abbreviation) − Failure to meet a Colorado Primary Drinking Water Regulation. Formal Enforcement Action (No Abbreviation) − Escalated action taken by the State (due to the risk to public health, or number or severity of violations) to bring a non-compliant water system back into compliance. Variance and Exemptions (V/E) − Department permission not to meet a MCL or treatment technique under certain conditions. Gross Alpha (No Abbreviation) − Gross alpha particle activity compliance value. It includes radium-226, but excludes radon 222, and uranium. Picocuries per liter (pCi/L) − Measure of the radioactivity in water. Nephelometric Turbidity Unit (NTU) − Measure of the clarity or cloudiness of water. Turbidity in excess of 5 NTU is just noticeable to the typical person. Compliance Value (No Abbreviation) – Single or calculated value used to determine if regulatory contaminant level (e.g. MCL) is met. Examples of calculated values are the 90th Percentile, Running Annual Average (RAA) and Locational Running Annual Average (LRAA). Average (x-bar) − Typical value. Range (R) − Lowest value to the highest value. Sample Size (n) − Number or count of values (i.e. number of water samples collected). Parts per million = Milligrams per liter (ppm = mg/L) − One part per million corresponds to one minute in two years or a single penny in $10,000. Parts per billion = Micrograms per liter (ppb = ug/L) − One part per billion corresponds to one minute in 2,000 years, or a single penny in $10,000,000. Not Applicable (N/A) – Does not apply or not available.

MONUMENT TOWN OF, PWS ID: CO0121475  Maximum Contaminant Level

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Detected Contaminants MONUMENT TOWN OF routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to Federal and State laws. The following table(s) show all detections found in the period of January 1 to December 31, 2015 unless otherwise noted. The State of Colorado requires us to monitor for certain contaminants less than once per year because the concentrations of these contaminants are not expected to vary significantly from year to year, or the system is not considered vulnerable to this type of contamination. Therefore, some of our data, though representative, may be more than one year old. Violations and Formal Enforcement Actions, if any, are reported in the next section of this report. Note: Only detected contaminants sampled within the last 5 years appear in this report. If no tables appear in this section then no contaminants were detected in the last round of monitoring. MONUMENT TOWN OF, PWS ID: CO0121475

Time Period

90th Percentile

Sample Size

Unit of Measure

90th Percentile AL

90th Percentile AL Exceedance

Typical Sources


08/14/2014 to 08/15/2014






Corrosion of household plumbing systems; Erosion of natural deposits


08/14/2014 to 08/15/2014






Corrosion of household plumbing systems; Erosion of natural deposits

Sample Sites Above AL

rd NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an election will be held on the 3 day of May, 2016, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. The Board of Directors of the District have designated the following polling place: The Woodmoor Improvement Association Community Center (the “Barn”) 1691 Woodmoor Drive Monument, Colorado 80132

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Range Low – High

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At said election, the electors of the District shall vote for two (2) Directors to serve the following terms of office on the Board of Directors of the District: The names of persons nominated as Director for a FOUR-Year Term:

2.8 to 2.8




Highest Compliance Value


MCL Violation

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Byproduct of drinking water disinfection

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that an eligible elector of said district for the purpose of said election is a person registered to vote pursuant to the "Colorado Uniform Election Code of 1992;" and who is a resident of the District, or who, or whose spouse or civil union partner, owns taxable real or personal property within the District, whether said person resides within the District or not, or a person who is obligated to pay taxes under a contract to purchase taxable property within the District shall be considered an owner of taxable property for the purpose of qualifying as an eligible elector.

Street, Suite 500, Denver, Colorado 80202 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., until the close of business on Friday, April 29, 2016. (303) 292-6400 (telephone).


Range Low – High

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MCL Violation

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Gross Alpha



0.4 to 8.2






Erosion of natural deposits

Combined Radium



0.7 to 7.4






Erosion of natural deposits

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Range Low – High

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MCL Violation




0.05 to 0.07







Discharge of 4drilling 2016 CCR Page of 7 wastes; discharge from metal refineries; erosion of natural deposits

public notice,

Rob Carrigan

Publish in: The Tri-Lakes Tribune Publish on: Wednesday, April 6, 2016

TRB 609 _0406*1


☒ District Court ☐ Denver Probate Court El Paso County, Colorado Court Address: El Paso County Judicial Building 270 S. Tejon P.O. Box 2980 Colorado Springs, CO 80901 In the Matter of the Estate of: Patricia Enley


com 303­592­5330 Atty. Reg. #: 37690

Case Number:



or Division:


Avalon A Manly



Estate of Patricia Enley, Deceased

at robcarrigan@

Deceased Attorney or Party Without Attorney (Name and Address): Edward T. Schroeder Bostrom Schroeder, P.C. 1675 Broadway, Suite 2280 Denver, Colorado 80202 Phone Number: 303­592­5300 E­mail: eschroeder@bostromlaw.

Case Number ​2016PR30063

estate are required to present them to the Personal All persons having claims against the above­named Representative or to

at avalonmanly@

on or before August 8, 2016*, or the claims may be forever barred. Type or Print name of Person Giving Notice

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To place

/s/ Wynter B. Wells, Designated Election Official

Inorganic Contaminants Sampled at the Entry Point to the Distribution System

TRB 605_0406*1



☒ District Court of El Paso, County, Colorado or ☐ Denver Probate Court of the City and County of Denver, Colorado



a legal or

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that applications for and return of absentee voter ballots may be filed with, and replacement ballots may be received from the office of Wynter B. Wells, the Designated Election Official of the Woodmoor Water and Sanitation District No. 1 at 1331 17th

Radionuclides Sampled at the Entry Point to the Distribution System Contaminant Name

Conducted at MONUMENT TOWN HALL 645 Beacon Lite Road CONCERNING: MURPHY EXPRESS located at 15931 Jackson Creek Parkway,

Hearing Date: May 2, 2016 Time: 6:30 p.m. Board of Trustees Mtg.

James W. Wyss Beth Courrau Brian X. Bush

FAX Number:



REQUEST: NEW 3.2% Beer Off-Premise Liquor License 2016 CCR Page 7 of 7 Interested Persons May Appear & Be Heard


Disinfection Byproducts Sampled in the Distribution System Year

§1-13.5-502, C.R.S.

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, and, particularly, to the electors of the Woodmoor Water & Sanitation District No. 1 of El Paso County, Colorado:

2016 CCR Page 3 of 7

Lead and Copper Sampled in the Distribution System

Contaminant Name




Our Water Sources Source

Eugene Enley, Personal Representative 7806 S. Jackson Cir. Centennial, CO 80122

TRB 606_0406/0420*3.

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