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Methadone agreement signed after mayor calls Colonial’s bluff By Bill Vogrin email@example.com
With a quick stroke of a pen, Monument Mayor Jeff Kaiser signed the final settlement papers April 14, ending a lawsuit filed against the town by Colonial Management Group of Orlando, Fla., over a proposed methadone clinic/dispensary that provoked a firestorm of controversy last summer. Asked how it felt to have the lawsuit officially settled, Kaiser exclaimed: “You have no idea!” An agreement in principle, which included a $900,000 payment to Colonial, was announced March 11 and approved by the Board of Trustees in a hastily called special meeting. But the final agreement was delayed more
than a month as the two sides disagreed over the details of the settlement. Turns out Colonial made a last-minute demand that it have the right to open a dispensary in Monument if a competing company came to town. “I said ‘no way’ and told our legal team to call their bluff,” Kaiser said. “I said this was a deal-breaker. We were ready to proceed with the litigation and go to trial if they did not strike that language.” In the end, Colonial backed down. “They folded like a cheap card table,” Kaiser said. “They signed the previously agreed upon language, as I figured they would.” Kaiser was the last of the parties to sign the document. Town Manager Chris Lowe sat beside him to watch the historic signature. See Methadone on Page 9
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Skip Miller, of Monument,cuts through several feet of snow on Second Street Sunday, as snow clods clog the street behind him. / Photo by Rob Carrigan
Monument Mayor Jeﬀ Kaiser shakes hands with Town Manager Chris Lowe after signing a settlement agreement ending a lawsuit filed by Colonial Management Group of Orlando, Fla., over a proposed methadone clinic/dispensary it tried to open in downtown. The town and its insurance company paid Colonial $900,000 to avoid trial. /Photo by Bill Vogrin / The Tribune
‘Mr. I-25’ scores big victories as New Trustees get General Assembly passes midway point to work on fulfilling
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State Rep. Paul Lundeen scored major victories last week as two bills he sponsored made it through the meat grinder known as the Colorado Legislature and were signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper. That is no small accomplishment for the Monument Republican, who is in the minority party in the Colorado House. But there he was at week’s end, attending bill-signing ceremonies with the Democratic governor, who has nicknamed Lundeen “Mr. I-25” for his intense lobbying efforts to widen Interstate 25 between Monument and Castle Rock. A Lundeen initiative that became law was House Bill 1224, which is designed to help victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation qualify for and receive social services from their county departments. The bill broadens the legal definition of “child abuse or neglect” to include trafficking victims. See Mr. I-25 on Page 6
Townhomes planned for north shore of Lake Woodmoor By Bill Vogrin email@example.com
A Monument-based builder plans to construct 28 townhomes on a 7.2acre meadow on the north shore of Lake Woodmoor, according to plans unveiled at a neighborhood meeting April 14. About 30 neighbors came to hear details of the Cove at Woodmoor, being planned for construction by JM Weston Homes on property it is buying from La Plata Communities of Colorado Springs, developer of much of Briargate. The plans call for nine two-story buildings, each with two, three or four units. Designs created by NES, a Colo-
rado Springs landscape architectural firm, show townhomes lining two private streets, which would be separated by a floodplain running down the middle of the parcel toward the lake. Both streets would connect to Deer Creek Road. The westside street would also connect to a parking lot in an existing 20-unit condominium complex, said Andrea Barlow, NES project manager. Earlier in the day, John Bissett, a Monument resident who founded the JM Weston Homes in 2009, described his plans for the land, which La Plata bought in 2013 for $1.2 million. An architect’s drawing shows the layout of 28 “It’s a great site,” said Bissett, the proposed townhomes on the north shore of Lake former president of the board of the Woodmoor. The builder hopes to break ground See Townhomes on Page 6 in the summer of 2017. /Courtesy drawing.
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After a swearing-in ceremony for the four newly elected members of the Monument Board of Trustees, the real work of governing awaited the group at its first meeting April 18. Town Manager Chris Lowe had several items of business on the agenda beyond the swearing-in ceremony. But more intriguing was the agenda of the four trustees elected as the Accountability Slate on promises to roll back steep new water rates and reform operations of the town staff. Lowe said the official agenda included considering a code of ethics he proposed for the mayor and trustees. The board was also scheduled to have a public hearing on a request from former mayor Rafael Dominguez to annex his 9.6-acre property on the town’s south boundary. Lowe also expected discussion of how to fill a vacancy on the board created by the recent appointment of Jeff Kaiser as mayor, replacing Dominguez who resigned abruptly March 29. The previous Board of Trustees set April 18 as the deadline for applications for the position. “We’ve had two letters of application,” Lowe said Wednesday, April 13. “One was from Kevin Sorenson, who ran for the board. The other was from Michell Glover, who serves on the planning commission.” Sorenson received 370 votes for trustee in the April 5 election, finishing fifth behind the four slate candidates. See Trustees on Page 10
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Denver teen killed riding go-cart in Monument
Calendar Senior internet safety – Friday, April 22 What: Larry Bryant discusses internet safety issues When: 1 p.m., Friday, April 22 Where: Monument Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Drive Info: Free program, contact Tarah, 488-2370
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A Denver teen died April 14 in Monument as he drove a go-cart on Beacon Lite Road around 8:50 p.m. near the cemetery. The Monument Police Department said it was called to a two-vehicle wreck in the 800 block of North Beacon Lite. Officers found that the 17-yearold victim was driving a go-cart when he was struck by a pickup truck in the southbound lane. Police said the youth, Leonel Lara-Rey, of Denver, was
pronounced dead at the scene. Police said the youth had come to Monument to test-drive the go-cart, which had been advertised for sale. The driver of the truck was Juan Manual Diaz, a 19-year-old Monument resident. Police are still investigating the incident, and it is unclear if any charges will be levied. An investigation is continuing as investigators are gathering additional information and evidence. On Thursday, a memorial with flowers and crosses was erected at the site of the wreck.
What: Volunteers in Monument will participate in the Pikes Peak Great American Cleanup When: 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, April 23 Where: Santa Fe Trail, 3rd and Beacon Lite Road or Trailhead at Old Denver Road and Baptist Road, Monument Info: Individuals and groups sought to help clean trail. To register, call Madeline VanDenHoek, 884-8013, or visit www.gacppp.com
Antique sale Saturday-Sunday, April 23-24 What: Tri-Lakes Women’s Club hosts its 40th Pine Forest Spring show and sale, featuring antiques, home decor and garden exhibits. When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, April 23, and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, April 24 Where: Lewis-Palmer High School, Monument Cost: $6 Info: Baked goods from more than 100 bakers; gourmet food trucks. Contact email@example.com.
Survey asks if military is a good neighbor For The Tribune
The U.S. military wants to know if its bases are good neighbors and it’s asking communities in the Pikes Peak region to answer the question. So it is conducting a “Joint Land Use Study” with an online community survey, sponsored by the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments. You can participate by going to the PPACG’s website, clicking the link and answering the questions. The survey resides at www.ppacg.org/jlus-survey
and it includes 15 questions including: How satisfied are you with the military as a community partner? Are you affected by any of the following as a result of military presence in the community? Is noise from military aircraft operations an issue? Is noise from military gunfire and/or artillery an issue? Is your commute affected by military operations? The survey also asks if you knew you lived near a military base before buying
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your home. And it asks respondents to list various positive and negative impacts of living near military installations. Some questions obviously relate to areas around Fort Carson and its artillery operations. Others clearly stem more from helicopter and airplane training linked to both Fort Carson and the Air Force Academy and perhaps Peterson Air Force Base. Besides conducting the survey, the study will involve town hall meetings via telephone. The survey is not new, nationally. More than 120 joint land-use studies have been done throughout the country. But this is the first one in Colorado. The survey will remain available online through May 31. The telephone town hall meetings
are scheduled later this month with one in each of the study’s four counties: El Paso, Teller, Pueblo and Fremont. They offer residents an opportunity to discuss military/community land use issues with the study manager and a county commissioner. Future input opportunities will include community meetings and issue working groups. Data collection and analysis and public input will cover: Regional water supply, stormwater management, and waterways Trails, recreation, and cultural resources Compatible alternative-energy development Development near airfield operations and regional airspace use Competition for electromagnetic spectrum Geographic Information Services data, or GIS Formal policies and Offered by Ken Hallenbeck procedures for military Founder of Hallenbeck Coin Gallery participation and cross-jurisdictional coordination 709 N. Nevada Ave., upstairs in community developColorado Springs, Co 80903 ment review and planning processes An implementation strategy with specific acItems to include: tions and monitoring re• Antique local/Colorado history items sponsibilities identified The PPACG is an agency • African masks made up of the region’s 16 • Stock Certificate local governments. Repre• Old pictures and photographs sentatives come together • Colorado mining at the PPACG to collabo• Railroad rate on issues that cross political boundaries and • Ethnic Jewelry to reach solutions that • Old Cripple Creek maps benefit the entire region. • Western history items PPACG’s primary fo• Trade beads cus is regional planning • Sterling Silver in transportation, aging • Postcards issues, and air and water quality. PPACG previous• Microscope ly led the six-year, four• WWII items county effort to study the This is an opportunity to purchase unusual, rare impacts on the communiand just plan “neat” items collected over a lifetime ty related to the growth of Fort Carson. of travels near and far by Ken.
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Healthy living should be its own reward. But since it’s not for too many people, the Pikes Peak Library District, the El Paso County Department of Human Services and the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region are teaming up to encourage healthy living by hosting a contest with prizes for the winners. The contest runs through June 30 and it involves eating well, exercising and attending “healthy living” classes. To win prizes, you must attend three Healthy Living Library Programs and complete six activities listed on the game card, which can be picked up at the library or downloaded from its website. Prizes are awarded upon completion of each of three levels, with a grand prize winner awarded at the end. Prizes include granola bars, fitness journals, water bottles, day passes to the YMCA and a grand prize of a 90-day pass and fitness gift basket at the Y. At the Monument Library, the first 90-minute class will be “Stress in the 21st Century” at 4 p.m., May 20, in the meeting room at 1706 Lake Woodmoor Drive. Participants will learn strategies for coping with the pace and demands of modern life. Presenter Connie Stanton will explore some practical, some innovative,
and some power-strategies for taking care of ourselves physically, mentally and emotionally. Anyone who wants to relax, laugh, and learn how to be a happier person is encouraged to attend. Next comes the “Healthy Living on a Budget” at 1 p.m. on June 1. This class is designed to empower participants to take charge of their own health by becoming an informed and responsible partner in their healthcare. In addition, the class will explore ways to get fit and healthy on a budget by focusing on preventative measures that will reduce your need for medical services. Presenter Liz Turner will teach tips to becoming a wise health care consumer, and ways to manage your health for less. Later in June is the session “Honoring Caregivers of All Kinds” which singles out those who provide services, from professionals to volunteers to family members. Caregivers tend to be unsung heroes, often working in isolation. The class will teach four skills to enhance your effectiveness, find ways to refill your spirit and have some fun. If you are a caregiver, in any capacity, take time to celebrate what you do. Registration recommended but not required. Call Liz Turner at 488-2370. To register for the contest, go to the library or register online at ppld-heal thyliving.readingrecord.net
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The Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program will hold a suicide prevention training class at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 21 at the Ascent Church - Woodmoor campus, 1750 Deer Creek Road. The training program is free and everyone is welcome. Presenters will include Yellow Ribbon founders Dale and Dar Emme, who started the organization in 1994 after the suicide of their son, Mike. Their visit is being coordinated by Ascent Church, Cathedral Rock Church, Fuel Church and Holy Trinity Anglican Church. The Westminster-based Yellow Ribbon is dedicated to preventing suicide by making prevention training accessible to all. Learn more at yellowribbon.org.
Women’s Club hosts 40th annual Pine Forest Show For The Tribune
The Tri-Lakes Women’s Club in celebrating the 40th annual Pine Forest Show this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, April 23-24. The show will run 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at Lewis-Palmer High School, 1300 Higby Road. This year’s show will feature new
and returning antiques dealers, home decor, glass repair and garden dealers’ exhibits. There will be food vendors, a large selection of plants for sale and “The Bakery.” The Tri-Lakes Women’s Club is a non-profit organization which has donated more than $800,000 in grants to the Tri-Lakes community. All proceeds from the Pine Forest Show will benefit qualified, nonprofit service organizations and public schools in the Tri-Lakes community. For additional information, visit tlwc.net or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fishing derby has new host and is seeking sponsors Love fishing? Love kids? Want to help kids learn how to fish? Then the Tri-Lakes Lions Club is looking for you! The Lion’s Club has taken over the Kid’s Fishing Derby this year from the Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce. Dave Prejean, president of the Lions Club, has participated the last few years and is excited to be able to bring it back to Palmer Lake now that the fish have some water to swim in. It will be a free event for kids. But the tournament is in need of sponsors. Anyone interested can contact Prejean for more information at email@example.com
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As one tax goes away, mayor wonders if another should replace it Something rare is going to happen on June 1. That’s the day taxes are going to drop 1 percent at stores along the Baptist Road/Jackson Creek Parkway retail corridor. How often have you seen that happen in your lifetime? I know I will be on alert for any airborne pigs that day. And unicorns. But it’s true. Businesses up and down the streets will be reprogramming their cash registers to shave the sales tax they collect. Now, a 1 percent sales tax is just pocket change on most purchases and doesn’t really hurt all that much when we pay it. But that pocket change added up to about $16 million since voters passed it in 2006. And it bought a wide, new interchange at Baptist and Interstate 25, alleviating congestion that plagued the old bridge and exit ramps for years. The tax is disappearing because Monument Mayor Jeff Kaiser and his predecessor Rafael Dominguez nagged the Colorado Department of
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Transportation to pay up. This is where it gets a little complicated. The tax was enacted at the request of the Baptist Road Rural Transportation Authority, or BRRTA, which was created in 1997 to issue bonds to fund improvements on Baptist Road and the surrounding area. In 2006, CDOT was widening I-25 from Colorado Springs to Monument but didn’t have the cash to rebuild the Baptist Road interchange. So BRRTA proposed the sales tax increase under an agreement with CDOT that the state would eventually reimburse the local authority. Kaiser and Dominguez serve on the BRRTA board of directors and as soon as the interchange was built in 2011
businesses including the historic downtown. “My thought is that the idea needs to go before voters,” Kaiser said. “I can see strong arguments on both sides. “From the taxpayer perspective, I completely understand the view of those who say ‘Keep your grubby hands off my money.’ Another argument for not having that tax is to give our businesses a competitive advantage. “On other hand, it’s important we have the types of amenities that attract families and businesses and help the community prosper.” Kaiser said he’d support the will of the majority and thinks maybe it would be a good time to ask at the November general election. I’m wondering what readers think. Would you give your pocket change to get a sprayground at Limbach Park or new trails or soccer fields? Go to our Facebook page – facebook.com/trilakestribune – and leave a comment or two. Or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll get back to you with what I learn.
they began asking CDOT for repayment. They managed to pry $3 million loose in 2012. But they had gotten stiff-armed from CDOT ever since. Finally, their persistence paid off when, in October, word came that the state would pay the balance – or about $13 million. The cash hit the BRRTA bank account on Feb. 29, allowing the authority to retire the debt and cancel the sales tax. Before he resigned as mayor, Dominguez suggested it might be a good time to ask voters to reinstate the 1 percent sales tax and use the pocket change for amenities residents want like parks, trails, open space, spraygrounds, sports fields and the like. Kaiser, his successor, said he would like to know what the public thinks of the idea. But this tax would not be identical to the BRRTA tax, which was limited to the Baptist Road/Jackson Creek Parkway area. Kaiser believes any new tax would need to apply to all Monument
Pilot intended to fly into the record books from top of Pikes Peak Did you ever hear about the airplane that flew off the top of Pikes Peak? This is a question I used to hear when I worked on the mountain. And, no, I am not talking about a helicopter, which fly up there all the time. I’m talking about a plane. And it did. Actually, it was a glider. In the late summer of 1936, a young Colorado Springs pilot, Thurman L. Kinch, put together a plan to fly off the top of Pikes Peak. He intended to set several records, including altitude and time. It was no ordinary glider, but an Eaglerock, built at Alexander Aviation on what was then the north end of Colo-
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rado Springs, just beyond Fillmore Street. The Alexander airport would be his landing spot. Pikes Peak was already known for it’s unpredictable winds, but Kinch felt he could handle the situation. A truck took the little plane up the road.
The plan called for another airplane to fly from Colorado Springs to the peak, reporting on conditions. A wooden slide had been built to provide the craft with a smooth takeoff. Just after 7 in the evening, the plan was started. The little craft quickly joined the other birds. The craft, however, gained little altitude and when it flew over the summit station on the cog railway, it struck a chimney. The glider then headed down the east face of the mountain losing altitude in a steep descent and crashing into the rocks. Rescuers quickly reached the glider,
piled up near the top of Barr Trail. Kinch was badly injured. He suffered a broken leg and head injuries. He was transported to St. Francis Hospital where he was examined for more serious injuries. In the end, it was discovered that he had survived in fairly good condition, but the glider was a total loss! He became quite a local celebrity, for a while. There were discussions about a plan to try it again, but I have not seen anything, yet. Today, there are advisories about flying anywhere near the mountain although helicopters have been flying to the summit for nearly 60 years.
40 Years Ago Tri-Lakes Tribune April 22, 2016 Walk-A-Thon – Sixth, seventh and eighth graders at Lewis-Palmer Middle School took part in the annual March of Dimes Walk-A-Thon. They raised $1,540.80 after a 20 mile walk. Mall underway – Construction began on Monument Village at the corner of Third and Front Streets in Monument. Norman Hellbusch and Robert Haddock will make it a western theme. Among the businesses will be: John Pitt’s gun shop, Betty Craig’s beauty shop, Richard Peterson’s western wear, Dick DuBois TV and appliance repair shop, a café and Helbusch-Haddock Construction offices. Treatment Plant – J. Roger McCammon, retiring chairman of the Palmer Lake Sanitation Board, kicked a shovel in soft earth beside a sewage lagoon south of Monument on April 15. A new treatment STAFF Office: 153 Washington Street, Suite 106 Monument, CO 80132 Phone: 719-686-6448
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Spelling Bee on Saturday, May 1. Renewal of Vows – Couples who have been married through pastoral leadership of The Church at Woodmoor since 1972 will participate in a “Renewal of Vows” Festival on May 2. This will be the beginning of Christian Family Week. An informal reception will begin the event at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Richard McGrath at 3 p.m. Boettcher Scholarship – Brock Leach, 17-yearold Monument honor student, won the Boettcher Scholarship to a college of his choosing. Broch is the son of Mr. and Ms. C. B. Leach. Book published – “The Fourth of July Mouse Parade,” the third book in Grace Best’s Jeremiah Mouse series, is now in publication. The book highlights the animals’ bicentennial celebration. The animals are in colonial costumes representing famous characters from American History.
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CCC Camp rests in the shadow of Monument Rock The new president didn’t waste any time. “So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself – nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance,” went the inaugural address on March 4, 1933. Within the first legendary ‘hundred days,’ Franklin D. Roosevelt, and a cooperating Congress let loose flurry of legislation that included such bold strokes of the like of a ‘bankers holiday,’ weakening prohibition by permitting the brewing of 3.2 beer, and the creation of the ‘forest army.’ Before the end of the first month, in fact, the forest army materialized in the form of the law creating the Civilian Conservation Corps. From 1933 until 1942, Company 2124 CCC Camp F-60-C, Monument, Colorado, operated in the shadow of Monument Rock. The ‘F’ in the designation stood for forestry and the ‘C’ for Colorado. Other camps in Colorado tackled such notable projects as building facilities at Red Rock Amphitheater in Morrison, road and dam construction, National Park facilities, early ski areas and much more. “At the end of March the Civilian Conservation Corps Reforestation Relief Act became law,” notes David F. Burg in his 1996 book The Great Depression: An Eye Witness History. “In creating the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), the act provided for one of the New Deal’s most popular and memorable programs.” The CCC invited young men between the ages of 17 and 23, to work on projects and learn new skills. “The enrollees had to agree to allot the majority of their pay to their families. The usual enrollment was for a six month term while the maximum term
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of service was two years,” according to the Colorado State Archive. Standard wage was $30 per month but with $25 sent home to the family. The program was designed to “Save the soil, save the forest, save the young men,” as the motto suggested. “I think it saved the country,” said Farris “Red” Dozier, who spent two years in the CCC in Oregon and Texas starting April 1, 1937. Dozier is retired from the Army and was reached by telephone several years ago at St. Luke’s Hospital in Denver, he lived in the Old Soldier Home in the Northwest part of Washington, D.C. but his daughter, Mary Meyer, lived in Palmer Lake at the time. “All these different kids learned how to do something, maybe drive a dump truck, or caterpillar, maintainer,” he said. Dozier himself escaped desperate conditions in Texas. “I was leaving behind a chance to pick cotton, starve to death, and die early.” “The U.S. CCC did an awful lot of good.” For him personally, he was able to improve his situation markedly. After a full two years in the program in which he even improved on the $5 per month disposable income provided by the CCC by becoming an officer’s orderly (bumping earnings by $6 per month), he returned home. “I got lucky and got a job washing dishes and then another as a chuck wagon
CCC Camp F-60-C in Monument, in the shadow of the rock./Courtesy Photo
The “Forest Army” set to work early after muster./Courtesy Photo
cook for a construction company because of what I had learned in the CCC.” Then along came WWII and he went in the Army, worked his way up the ranks becoming a mess sergeant and eventually switching with training to a laboratory technician. After the army, he continued on in the medical field. Longtime Monument businessman Bob Kuhlmann, who was 90 when I talked with him a few years ago, owned and operated Kuhlmann’s Cash Grocery from 1940 to 1964 and lived in Albuquerque, N.M., recalled the young guys that visited his store from the Monument CCC camp during their time off, and said, “I think it did a lot of good.” Kuhlmann died in 2013 in Albuquerque, at 95. “They worked on the roads and out at the nursery, did a lot of work on Mt. Herman Road and Rampart Range Road, and I think on projects out in the Black Forest.” He said the nursery itself also provided income in tough times to local men that worked there giving the example of Walter Schrader, the first superintendent of the government nursery. Schrader, according to Lucile Lavelett’s book Through the Years at Monument, spaded up the first 50foot square patch which became the first seed bed in 1907 and worked for 36 years as superintendent, retiring in 1943, shortly after the CCC camp was closed when war broke out. The nursery closed in 1965, and moved to Basalt, Colo., where there was more irrigation water. “The CCC’s had a large camp at the nursery,” writes Lavelett. “It was established in 1933 and was a camp for young boys who, in the depres-
sion, had no work. They were paid for working at the nursery, also given schooling. Most of the boys came from Texas and Massachusetts. The camp was abandoned when WW II was declared.” The nursery, she wrote, was established to reforest 15,000 acres of timberland left by a disastrous Mt. Herman forest fire in the 1880s. That reforestation was completed by 1926. The nursery shipped two million trees a year in its heyday, and 25 million seedlings would be growing at once. In 1938, the nursery required 60 men to operate. After the war broke out, the site was apparently converted for conscientious objectors, according to blogger Michael I. Smith, who produces the blog Forest Army. “My grandfather was working out of the Monument Camp when we entered the war. He wasn’t at the camp in Monument, but at a side camp on Pikes Peak (working to establish a water supply for Glen Cove). I don’t have any of his letters from after the Monument camp was converted for use as a camp for conscientious objectors - at least none of them mention C.O.s. He does mention in a letter from early 1942 that they have finally been allowed to have light bulbs again (a reference to the post December 7, blackout regulations, I would guess). The Monument camp was one of the last CCC camps to close in Colorado if not the last. Many of the last of his Forest Service letters talk of liquidating equipment and foremen scrambling for the few remaining jobs in the system. Family lore tells that he left the Forest Service shortly after the CCC was disbanded because he didn’t think the conscientious objectors worked as hard as the CCC boys did.”
Excellence is not confined to the classrooms at D-38 “A strategic approach to using the education dollar means aligning the use of resources to a solid, powerful, and comprehensive educationalimprovement strategy – a specific and delineated Plan of Action designed to boost student learning and proved as effective in doing so.” (Odden, 2012) Budgeting generally isn’t the glamorous part of education, but it’s extremely important, crucial work and we take pride in how we do it. So when we get honored for doing that work exceptionally well, we want to share that news. All budgeting is a complex endeavor, but particularly in education. We oversee the allocation of general funds, federal funds, state grant funds, bond funds, and mill levy override, or MLO, funds. We take extremely seriously our role as stewards of public money and have a high level of accountability for budgeting and managing these funds. Lewis-Palmer School District 38 imple-
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ments internal audits and undergoes state audits and financial reviews. We maintain a balanced budget, ensure that we have adequate reserves and cash flow, and prepare contingency plans. We live within our financial boundaries and practice accountability which enables us to focus on student learning. We produce the best possible outcomes within our budget constraints. D-38 recently received notification from the Government Finance Officers Association, or GFOA, that we earned the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for 2015.
According to the GFOA, this program was established in order “to encourage state and local governments to go beyond the minimum requirements of generally accepted accounting principles to prepare comprehensive annual financial reports that evidence the spirit of transparency and full disclosure and then to recognize individual governments that succeed in achieving that goal.” Just as our students are assessed, we as a district constantly undergo audits and annual reviews which provide us with checks and balances. While the extra work and scrutiny required to receive the award is indeed a huge commitment, we believe we owe it to our public to clearly earn our claim to excellence in financial practices. This recognition is just another example of D-38 going beyond the minimum. Our students and staff constantly strive for and achieve excellence. It is fitting that we achieve financial excellence as well. Colorado requires that we post our
budgets and financial records online, and we do. Our records are accessible on our website lewispalmer.org. Not only am I proud of the work we do in classrooms across the Tri-Lakes area, I am proud of the work we do to support classroom learning. Many tasks within our district are completed on a daily basis and contribute to a strong infrastructure which supports the mission of learning. Whether engaged in budgeting, maintaining facilities, updating technology, or countless other tasks, everyone in our organization strives for excellence. I say it often: it truly takes all of us to continue the excellent D-38 traditions and standards. As a school district and a government entity, our fiscal resources are a critical means to our most important end: the success of our students now and in the future. It is our pleasure to serve our students and community with excellence every day. Karen Brofft is superintendent of Lewis-Palmer School District 38
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Housing and Building Association of Colorado Springs. “We want to respect the contours of the land. “And we want to make sure our residents and surrounding residents continue to have nice views of the lakes.” Bissett said the price of the townhomes would start at $250,000. And each unit would include a twocar garage. Some neighbors are concerned about the project and the common issues that surface with infill projects surrounded by existing homes: privacy, noise, traffic and crime. Condo residents were particularly upset at the prospect of the private street emptying into property they use as a parking lot. Plans show the new street will take out about four parking spaces. They also argued they need that space to park in heavy snow. Barlow repeatedly explained the land where they park is not owned by the condos, it was purchased by La Plata in 2013. Further, the property has an easement attached for traffic in and out of the site.
Beyond those fears, Richard Hicks, whose lives adjacent to the east edge of the property, worried an important wetland will be destroyed by the construction. “This is fairly rare riparian habitat,” said Hicks, who has lived there since 1999 and was worried when similar development plans surfaced in 2006. “We see bear, raccoon, deer, fox, cougar, bobcat, migratory birds, coyote It’s a gamut. I’d hate to see this lost. It’s a little selfish on my part. But it’s important.” Barlow suggested wildlife was displaced when each of the neighbors’ homes and condos were built and the animals adapted. She said the same will occur with the new project. Hicks and other neighbors also are concerned about the water that flows through the property in wet times. “It’s a watershed area for all those streams coming from the north and northeast,” Hicks said. “If we have a big snow or rain event, how is that going to impact this area? Can they really mitigate all that drainage area?”
Barlow said engineers already changed the original design to remove buildings they had planned in the floodplain. She also noted the 1973 plat and zoning allows construction of upward of 50 units on the property. If neighbors oppose the developer’s request to rezone the property, she said they could simply revert to the original plans and build a much higher-density project. Earlier in the day, Bissett said such higher density wasn’t appropriate. “We’re trying to be respectful of the surrounding communities,” he said. “We don’t want to reduce property values for anybody. We believe less density is better than more for this site and what we’re proposing is a good alternative.” Barlow said the developer hopes to submit plans to El Paso County for consideration by early June. The approval process is expected to take at least 10 months. If the planning and approval process goes smoothly, Bissett said he hopes to begin construction in the latter half of 2017.
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“That was my baby,” Lundeen said. “We worked hard on that one.” Lundeen has made human trafficking a signature issue. “Human trafficking is the second largest and fastest-growing criminal enterprise in America,” Lundeen said. “The criminal element, the evil people of the world, have discovered they can make a significant amount of money trafficking children. “And we needed a way of getting social services to minor victims of human trafficking.” Lundeen also was celebrating the enactment of Senate Bill 110, which he co-sponsored with Sen. Laura Woods, R-Denver. The bill mandates the withholding of a crime victim’s identity to
prevent “undue hardship, discomfort, and distress to any juvenile victim.” “When juveniles gets swept up in crime and are victims, for example, of abuse or neglect, this bill protects their names from being released,” said Lundeen, who was the primary sponsor in the House. “It requires their names be redacted. It’s a simple little bill that provides dignity to the victims.” Lundeen also suffered a defeat, though, when a committee last week killed HCR 1001, a resolution he sponsored to cut short the traditional 120day legislative session. Lundeen wanted to changed the duration of the sessions to 60 days in oddnumbered years and 90 days in even years. He also hoped to decrease the vol-
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A year after earthquakes, devastation remains but spirit of Nepalis unbroken Editor’s note: This is another in a series of columns about Palmer Lake resident Jay Heinlein’s work and adventures in Nepal. Heinlein went there with Five14Nepal, which combines trekking adventures with humanitarian projects in the earthquake-stricken country. KATHMANDU, Nepal – A year ago, I was happily living my life in Palmer Lake, somewhat oblivious to the devastation that occurred a world away in Nepal on April 25th and May 12th. On those terrible days, massive earthquakes measuring magnitudes of 7.8 and 7.3, rocked Nepal, unleashing catastrophic death and destruction. More than 9,000 people lost their lives as entire villages were flattened and 700,000 were displaced. Ancient cultural heritage sites were shaken into rubble. More than 1 million homes and structures were badly damaged. The natural disaster was the worst Nepal had experienced in 81 years. Global emergency relief organizations responded swiftly and effectively, bringing supplies and assistance to the survivors. And tens of thousands of volunteers from every continent came to help bringing expertise, strong backs and big hearts. Five months later, in October, I traveled to Nepal to seek adventure and provide humanitarian relief. In the months since, I’ve seen the devastation that remains and I’ve met a lot of amazing Nepalis. From my flat in Kathmandu, I can
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tell you that a year later, much work remains to be done. From my travels into the countryside and trekking to mountain villages, I can also report the spirit of the people of Nepal is unshaken by the catastrophes. Even as their world is largely in ruins, Nepalis push ahead with a strong sense of hope, displaying resilience and tenacity. The Nepali word for resilience is lachak. Roughly translated is means: flexible and springy, able to return quickly back to smooth. Nepalis embody the word. It is inspiring to witness them “springing back” from the most difficult of conditions. These include natural impediments including a harsh winter, and political obstacles that resulted in a crippled supply chain and fuel blockade on the southern border (the blockade was no picnic for us foreigners either), and delays in distribution of billions in foreign aid. When I arrived, the havoc wreaked by the quakes was evident everywhere, both in the Kathmandu Valley, where I am based, and in the rural villages
Children play amidst the rubble, in the aftermath of the earthquakes./Photo Courtesy Five 14Nepal
I have visited including the Districts of Rasuwa, Nuwakot, Chitwan and Nawalparisi. But, curiously, even in some of the hardest hit areas, the damage seemed to be “selective.” I would look up to see the back of a building completely fallen, and then the adjoining structure would appear to be relatively untouched. Government officials have said that it will take several more years to rebuild houses that were damaged or deAn artful expression of hopeful triumph on a wall/Photo stroyed. In the meantime, tens of thousands of quake by Jay Heinlein visit Nepal, and its rich beauty resurvivors continue to live in mains. flimsy tents and makeshift shelters. In my own experience, I have never Rebuilding efforts are underway. felt such welcoming hospitality, than And given that Nepal is located in one by the Nepalis, who dress colorfully of the most seismically active regions and festively, in celebration of life, and in the world, officials are trying to show such graciousness, natural joy build better, more earthquake-resisand warm kindness. tant structures while preserving tradiI encourage everyone to consider tional styles and cultural architecture. an adventure/relief trip to Nepal. If What can you do to help? The Neyou are like me, you’ll come away with palis need the world to come visit and memories of a lifetime. lend a hand. Of Nepal’s 75 districts, only about 15 had severe damage. Infrastructure such as the airports and Jay Heinlein is a lifelong writer, a publishing professional for over 25 years hotels for tourists were generally not and principal of Heinlein Publishing affected by the disaster. Services. Reach him at jay@heinleinNepal depends on tourism as a group.com mainstay of its economy. It is safe to
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But simply being runner-up doesn’t necessarily mean Sorenson should be appointed to the first vacancy, said Greg Coopman, who led all candidates with 492 votes. He has been a vocal proponent of changing the way Monument does business and he expected to get started Monday. “It’s going to take the right person to get that appointment,” Coopman said last week. “We need to make sure the new trustee is a good fit for that position. It’s going to take conversation to get a grasp who the person is and make sure they are truly representative of the people.
“To automatically appoint the next person in line would not be responsible if there are other qualified people.” Coopman also suggested the ethics code and Dominguez annexation might need time and consideration before action is taken. “We absolutely need a code of ethics to ensure we’re doing right by each other and the community,” Coopman said. “But not the code of ethics as presented. I saw some discrepancies in it. There are word choices that need to be revisited before it gets my vote. I have concerns.” He also has questions about moving forward with the Dominguez annexa-
tion, or any annexation, without an updated town comprehensive plan to guide the board. “With an outdated comprehensive plan, we have no structure to follow,” Coopman said. “It would be highly irresponsible to annex any land into town without criteria, guidelines, anything in place to indicate how annexation decisions must be handled.” Coopman said he intended to get busy on several things not on Lowe’s agenda and they are all familiar topics to anyone who watched the campaign. “The topics we intend to bring up and talk about are water rates, metha-
done and zoning codes and the processes the town staff follows.” Coopman said he won’t waste time easing into the job. But he also cautioned people not to expect wholesale changes immediately. “I won’t go in Monday and resolve anything in one night,” he said. “Water will be addressed. There are issues we’ll be bringing up and talking a bout immediately. But these issues were years in the making. They will take time to sort through and consider. “It may take some time. But it’s not a race. There’s no reason to be too aggressive.”
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Elizabeth Roe Bryson, right, was named the Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce 2015 Volunteer of the Year. Presenting the award is Tom Pogue, left, of Black Hills Energy. /Photos Courtesy Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce
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Woodmoor man gearing up for Hill Climb Won two Vintage Class championships Woodmoor resident Chris Lennon travels the world in his job selling advertising to media outlets. But when he’s not on a jet plane or high speed train, you can often times find him behind the wheel of one of his Porsches. Lennon’s favorite Porsche is his 1973 911 RSR. It is the one he uses to run in the famed Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, which takes place June 26. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the race and he wants to win more than ever. “This is a special year and we want to make sure we give ourselves the best opportunity to do well,” Lennon said. Lennon, a Canadian citizen, will be competing in his fifth Hill Climb in the Vintage Class. He has two first-place finishes and two seconds. The Hill Climb is the second-oldest auto race in America behind the Indianapolis 500, which started in 1911. The Hill Climb was the brainchild of Spencer Penrose – of Broadmoor fame – who decided to stage a race in 1916 to help promote tourism of his Pikes Peak Highway. Race enthusiasts quickly took a liking to the event and from the very beginning some of the country’s top racers participated in the event. For more than half a century, the most famous family in the race was
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the Unsers, who were based in Colorado Springs before relocating to Albuquerque. Indy car drivers like Mario Andretti competed in the event, and the by the 1960s and ’70s the Hill Climb had gained international fame. The Hill Climb’s popularity locally has faded over the years. Some consider it an inconvenience because it prevents tourists from driving up America’s Mountain for a few days. But Lennon sees it differently. “In a lot of ways, the Hill Climb is a much bigger deal around the world than it is here in Colorado or the United States,” said Lennon, who clocked his best time of 11 minutes, one second in 2014. “It’s one of the most famous races in the entire world.” This year, Lennon is teaming with Colorado Springs-based Pikes Peak Racing as part of a two-car effort with Randy Probst, a Sport Car Club of America hall of fame driver. Probst has competed in the Hill Climb three times. “The partnership should be good
Woodmoor resident Chris Lennon, in blue, has won two Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Vintage Class races in hi 1973 Porsche 911. /Photo courtesy of Liz Petropoulos
for the both of us,” said Lennon, who began planning for this year’s race a day after the 2015 running. “It helps being a team in terms of crew. We’ll get feedback from each other during testing and bounce ideas off each other.” Lennon and other drivers will be allowed to test their cars on the mountain June 4-5. Race week begins June 20, with qualifying taking place in the
days leading up to the event. Since this is the 100th anniversary of the event, Hill Climb organizers have limited the field to 67 automobiles and 33 motorcycles. “Our No. 1 goal this year is to finish on the podium, our No. 2 goal is to win, and our No. 3 goal is to set an alltime (class) record,” Lennon said. “If we achieve all of those goals it will be a very good year.”
National letter of intent day is always a party By Danny Summers firstname.lastname@example.org
The Discovery Canyon gymnasium was the scene of a party on April 13 as 11 Thunder student-athletes signed their national letters of intent in front of celebrating family, friends and school personnel. “I’m sad that I’m leaving my high school and all these people I like so much, and my coaches that I like so much, but I’m excited to move onto the next level,” said Sam Turner, three-time state champion wrestler who is headed to the University of Wyoming in the fall. Turner, who was 41-2 this season, decided on Wyoming just three days prior to signing day. Turner won state championships at three different weight classes. He will
wrestle at 141 pounds in college, but said he will likely redshirt his freshman year. Had Turner chosen Air Force, he would have been the third member of his family to wrestle for the school. His older brother, Steve, is a sophomore at the academy. His father, Steve, Sr., wrestled for the academy in the 1980s. Sam’s younger brother, sophomore Jarden Turner, was in the gym supporting his brother as he signed his letter of intent. “I want to make my own path in life,” said Jared, who won two matches at state last winter. “If I turn out going to the academy, that would be great. If I wind up going to Wyoming, that would be great. “There’s a reason why we as Turners See Signing on Page 14
Discovery Canyon held a signing day party in the school’s gymnasium for its 11 student athletes that signed their national letters of intent on April 13./Photo by Danny Summers
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Arsenault legacy continues in goal for Lewis-Palmer By Danny Summers email@example.com
The Arsenault name is well-known to Tri-Lakes area prep soccer fans. For eight of the last nine seasons, a player with that last name has been in goal for the Lewis-Palmer girls teams. Haley Arsenault, a senior captain, is a big reason why the Rangers are ranked No. 1 in the state among all Class 4A teams and a viable contender to make another deep postseason run. “Your goalie is your heart and soul of your team,” said L-P coach Joe Martin. “Haley has a quick first step. She’s not afraid and she’s willing to put her body out there, stretch and leave her feet. She’s worked really hard over these four years and you can tell.” Arsenault is following in the footsteps of her older sister, Brandi, who started for L-P from 2008-11. Brandi went on to play at the collegiate level, and was in net for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs last fall, helping the school to its first-ever postseason victory. “She’s older, has more experience, she has a lot more confidence than I do, and I look up to her,” Haley said of her sister. Brandi, now the goalkeeper coach at Rampart,
attends many of Haley’s games. But she was on the opposing sideline at Don Breese Stadium on April 6 when Rampart played L-P in a non-league game. L-P won 4-0 as Haley made five saves for her second shutout of the season. “Comparing my senior year of high school to her senior year, she’s come a lot farther than me,” Brandi said with a smile. “She’s smart. She recognizes things going on all around her. She’s incredible.” Haley played a key role in helping L-P advance to the 4A finals last season. The Rangers compiled a 17-2-1 record as Arsenault recorded 78 saves while allowing just seven goals. She held teams without a goal 14 matches while she was in net. In the state championship game against Cheyenne Mountain, she allowed a first-half goal to the Indians, then held the eventual state champs scoreless in the second half and two overtimes. L-P lost on penalty kicks. “Sometimes she makes crazy saves that I could not imagine anyone making,” said L-P sophomore defender Rilee Britton. Added Rangers’ junior defender Kirsten Hatton: “She has a lot of confidence and the whole team trusts her so we can always play back to her.” L-P’s only loss this season came against The Clas See Arsenault on Page 14
Lewis-Palmer senior Haley Arsenault is a four-year starter for the Rangers. She helped the team to a Class 4A state runner-up finish in 2015. /Photo by Danny Summers
Tri-Lakes area athletes who signed their national letters of intent April 13 By Danny Summers firstname.lastname@example.org
University (Shawnee, Okla.), NAIA Kendra Frieden, track, Indiana Wesleyan, D-II Spencer Hamilton, baseball, St. Cloud State (Minn.), D-II Catalina Hernandez, soccer, Fort Hays State (Kan.), D-II Robby Jacobs, soccer, Clemson University (S.C.), D-1 Bethany Johns, cross country/track, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS), D-II Kirsten Kropkowski, cross country/ track, Wyoming, D-I
April 13 marked the third and final national letter of intent college signing day for high school athletes around the nation. Here is a list of the 32 Tri-Lakes student athletes who signed with colleges and the sports in which they will be participating.
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Bears baseball team riding a 10-game winning streak By Danny Summers email@example.com
The Palmer Ridge baseball team ended the 2015 season with nine consecutive losses on its way to a 5-14 record; the worst in the program’s history. So when the Bears opened this spring with an 11-7 loss to Pueblo West, many observers thought it might be more of the same for a team filled with underclassmen. Throw in the distraction of a coaching change following a spring break trip to Arizona and it was easy to wonder if the Bears collapse again. Hardly. Palmer Ridge has peeled off 10 consecutive victories and looks like a team that could challenge for a playoff spot, win the Pikes Peak Athletic Conference and make its first trip to the state tournament since 2014. “We’re coming together a lot more this year because we’ve grown up with each other and we’ve known each other most of our lives,” said junior Sam Britton, who pitches and plays second base for the Bears. The Bears’ winning streak began March 12 with a 7-3 victory over Thompson Valley. Then the Bears won three straight at the Coach Bob Invitational in Phoenix to push its winning streak to four. The team’s return from Arizona brought turmoil when it was discovered the varsity coaching staff violated state and school district policies during the trip. Head coach Steve Whiting and assistants David Mills and Lamont Hicks were relieved of their duties on March 28 – a day before the Bears
opened PPAC play at Vista Ridge. “We were told that something was about to rock the program and none of us really wanted to hear that,” said junior pitcher/center fielder Bryan Boatman. “We thought it was someone on the team get ting kicked off, and all of the sudden the three coaches were gone.” Peter Gordon, a teacher at Palmer Ridge and assistant football coach, was named interim head coach. And despite the drama off the field, the Bears were all business between the chalk lines. They reeled off six more victories and are tied atop the league standings with crosstown rival Lewis-Palmer and Air Academy. Now it gets interesting. Palmer Ridge plays Air Academy twice this week and L-P on April 28 and 30 in what will likely decide the league champ. “We’d like to win all four of those games, but a split would be nice,” said Boatman, one of three team captains with fellow juniors Tyler Trego and Nathan Gishwiller. Palmer Ridge’s turnaround can largely be attributed to maturity. Last year’s squad was filled with freshmen and sophomores who were learning how to play at the varsity level. Now they are veterans – not yet of the grizzled variety – who have are battled tested. “Last year, there was a line between the seniors and sophomores and we didn’t mix that well together,” said Boatman who pitched five innings of no-hit ball in a 13-1 victory over Sand Creek on April 13.
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The Palmer Ridge baseball team is junior heavy. Among them are, from left, Daniel Dyer, Nathan Gishwiller, Bryan Boatman, Beau Stamper, Sam Britton and Reese Pepple. /Photo by Danny Summers
The Bears are batting .407 as a team. Boatman and Trego are hitting .586 and .515, respectively. Juniors Reese Pepple (.455), Britton (.419), Beau Stamper (.414) and Gishwiller (.389) are also making life difficult for opposing pitchers. Freshman super utility man Charlie Deeds is batting a robust .419 “We all have a good foundation and we all have a good relationship, and we’re all so close and we can tell each other anything,” Deeds said. “The most important part is that we all stay true to each other and that we keep a good relationship. Palmer Ridge is also getting outstanding pitching. Boatman is 3-0 with a 1.47 ERA, followed by Gishwiller (2-0, 1.31) and Britton (2-0, 5.16). The staff
have accomplished so much. There is a lot of pressure to succeed, but we rise to the occasion.” Sam Turner sat at the head table with his classmates, who inked their names to scholarship offers. The others were Schyler James (wrestling, Northwest Technical Kansas College (Goodland), Community College; Micah Henderson (track, Biola University); Beau Beattie (football, Western State University); Gabriella Hesse (tennis, Florida Southern College); Mary Smith (volleyball, Providence Christian College); Max Smith (football, Western State University); Emily Wanderscheid (volleyball, Johnson & Wales University); Hannah Wirtjes (softball, Adams State); and Emma Zamora (tennis, Minnesota State University-Moorhead). “Max filled the (kicking) game that was missing on our team,” DCC football coach Shawn Mitchell said of Smith. “It was his first year of playing football and he ended up making all-conference.” Smith was a lifelong soccer player prior to coming out for football last fall. He ended up playing both sports for the school, but his strong kicking leg is what impressed Western State recruiters. Beattie was one of Smith’s teammates. He was a ferocious linebacker who recorded 81 tackles, which ranked third on the team behind sophomore Mitch-
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