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Tri-Lakes teen seeks financial help as she pursues Olympic dreams

A children’s art project that made my heart bigger

Cheaper and more convenient to use horses?

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By Avalon A. Manly

If the new Palmer Lake Fireworks Committee can raise $25,000, the much-loved “best small town fireworks display in America” will return this July 4 from its long sabbatical. For years, the annual Independance Day fireworks display in Palmer Lake was a beloved tradition among residents and visitors alike. The fireworks were sponsored by area businesses, residents and partners, and shot off over the lake, where the colors danced in reflections below. Then, in the hot summer of 2013, the town’s namesake lake dried up after years of shrinking due to drought and diversions of surface water. That June, the Black Forest fire erupted, killing two, destroying 509 homes and scorching 14,280 acres. Just a year earlier, the Waldo Can-

Group seeks return of Palmer Lake fireworks spectacular yon fire roared through the Pike National Forest and the Mountain Shadows neighborhood of Colorado Springs, kill-

ing two, destroying 346 homes and charring 18,247 acres. Many area communities cancelled their fireworks dis-

plays as a result. Without the lake to ensure the containment of any stubborn sparks, Palmer Lake’s fireworks dis-

play was cancelled, too. And the year after that. And the year after that. But now there is water in the lake, thanks in large part to the efforts of local volunteer organization Awake the Lake, which sought to restore not only the water table but also the local economy. And a new Palmer Lake Fireworks Committee wants to see the fireworks display return, too. The small group of volunteers met for the first time in February. They have been working ever since to secure the necessary funds to put on the July fireworks show. “It’s a lot of work, and a lot of fun,” said committee director Jennifer Coopman, who teaches elementary school in Monument. With the support of volunteers and businesses from across the Tri-Lakes region, See Fireworks on Page 11

‘Accountability’ trustees stumble in first big vote Water rates won’t be rolled back as quickly as they hoped By Bill Vogrin

Throughout their campaign for the Monument Board of Trustees, the four members of the “accountability” slate promised to roll back steep new water rates enacted in March. They set the stage for the water rate decrease at their first meeting on April 18 when they asked Town Manager Chris Lowe to draft an emergency ordinance that they would take up when they met May 2. The outgoing Board of Trustees had approved the steep new rates March 7 as part of a plan proposed by Lowe to make the water enterprise fund solvent, build a $500,000 emergency reserve and repay $435,000 taken from the general fund in recent years to subsidize the water utility. Under the new cost structure, which took effect in April and will show up in customers’ bills following the May 25 meter reading, the base rate per residential customer soared to $31 a month, up from $8.80. Big increases also hit commercial customers. The

See more stories from the Board of Trustees Annexation of Dominguez property on Page 2 Board vacancy filled on Page 3 rates applied to about 1,100 west-side Monument residents, mostly homeowners and about 200 businesses. The slate vowed to revisit the rate structure and revise it down to something less drastic. With four votes, the slate of Jeff Bornstein, Greg Coopman, Don Wilson and Shea Medlicott seemed in complete control and the rollback inevitable. Especially with a current vacancy on the seven-member board. On May 2, the emergency order was taken up and testimony divided on the idea. Some, like A.B. Tellez, owner of Rosie’s Diner, said the new rates were a tremendous hardship on his business. “It hit me really hard,” Tellez said in an angry voice. “The amount it went up was outrageous.” But others testified they thought it was a mistake to roll back the rates. They suggested leaving the new rates in place while the board reconsidered the issue. See Water on Page 6



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Former Lewis-Palmer basketball standout Josh Scott will not be among the 70-plus players at this week’s NBA Combine in Chicago. He is working with his agent to get separate tryouts with NBA teams.

NBA slam dunks Scott with pre-draft snub Former L-P star not among elite players invited to showcase By Danny Summers

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Calendar Black rose concert – Friday, May 13 What: Duo of Marla Fibish and Bruce Victor, known as Noctambule, perform original music on guitar, mandolin and other string instruments. When: 7 p.m., Friday, May 13 Where: Black Forest Community Center, 12530 Black Forest Road Cost: $10 general public, $5 members/students Info:

Lyme Disease Fundraiser Saturday, May 14 What: A 5k walk/run to raise money for the Little Glimmer Lyme Foundation of Colorado Springs When: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., May 14 Where: Gazebo in the Park, 199 County Line Road, Palmer Lake Cost: $40 the day of the race. Sign up at the gazebo. Info: Contact Little Glimmer Lyme Foundation at

The newly annexed 9.6-acre property of ex-Mayor Rafael Dominguez is seen on an aerial photo of the southern boundary of Monument.

Annexation makes it official:

Ex-mayor is Monument resident again By Bill Vogrin

Rafael Dominguez made an appearance in the Board of Trustees chambers on May 2, his first since he abruptly resigned as mayor in March. But unlike the past couple years when he presided over the action from the dais, this time Dominguez barely spoke. He sat quietly in the gallery and declined the opportunity to testify on behalf of his request that the town annex a 9.6-acre parcel he and his wife, Elizabeth, bought in December adjacent to the town’s southern boundary. The annexation was controversial even though the town planning commission voted 6-0 in favor of the annex-

ation and town staff said the annexation would not cost the town anything other than police protection because the property has its own well water. In fact, Town Manager Chris Lowe had told the Board of Trustees that Monument would benefit from the property taxes the couple would pay and the money the town would reap once water service is extended south. Dominguez would be required to buy a tap, become a customer of the utility and surrender precious water rights from his property. But Trustees Greg Coopman and Shea Medlicott opposed at the annexation. Coopman insisted it was irresponsible for the town to approve any annex See Annexation on Page 10

Wild Things encounter Saturday, May 14 What: Meet a 4-foot Argentine black and white tegu lizard, a 7-foot boa constructor (and possibly one of his brand new babies), a giant vinegaroon, a Western hognose snake, a red-footed tortoise and possibly more wild animals from the PPCC zoo keeping technology program. When: 2:30-4 p.m., Saturday, May 14 Where: Monument Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Drive, Monument Info: Call the library at 488-2370

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Trustees elect retired Air Force colonel to fill board vacancy By Bill Vogrin

The Monument Board of Trustees is at full strength again after Dennis Murphy was elected May 2 to fill a vacancy created when Jeff Kaiser was appointed mayor. Murphy, 72, won on a 4-2 vote over the only other nominee, software engineer Kevin Sorenson, who finished fifth in the voting in the April 5 election. Trustees voting for Murphy were Greg Coopman, who nominated him, Jeff Bornstein, Shea Medlicott and Mayor Pro Tem Don Wilson. Voting for Sorenson were Mayor Jeff Kaiser and Kelly Elliott. A third person who applied for the post, Michelle Glover of the town planning commission, was not nominated. Murphy earned a bachelor’s degree in military science at the Air Force Academy in 1965 and spent his career in the Air Force before retiring as a colonel in 1993 with multiple decorations for valor, meritorious service and other commendations. He served nearly 28 years on active duty including assignments as a fighter pilot during the Vietnam War, flying F-4C Phantoms. Later he served as a base

commander and as senior staff in the Pentagon. Murphy and his wife moved to Monument in 2006. He said he is retiring from work as a defense contractor after 19 years. Murphy spent the past five years working with an Army research lab to create a hand-held detector for improvised explosive devices. Coopman called Murphy a “well-respected, accomplished veteran” and said he had the “drive, leadership skills and commitment to service” needed for the Board of Trustees. During his interview before the board on April 18, Murphy said his experience commanding an Air Force Base in Illinois would help him as a trustee. “I bring energy, intelligence and integrity,” Murphy said at the time. “I understand the need for accountability.” He also spoke of the need for transparency in town government. “I believe very strongly in communication,” he said. “I want people to be happy about living in Monument.” Murphy will serve the unexpired two years remaining on Kaiser’s term. Kaiser was appointed mayor April 4 after the abrupt resignation of ex-Mayor Rafael Dominguez in March.

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The newest member of the Monument Board of Trustees, Dennis Murphy, left, was welcomed by Town Manager Chris Lowe at the May 2 meeting.

Permission to tow cars in snowstorms fails on 3-3 vote By Bill Vogrin

A proposal to authorize the towing of cars left on residential streets during snowstorms was rejected by the Monument Board of Trustees at its May 2 meeting. Thomas Tharnish, public works director, wanted the authority to declare every street in Monument an emergency snow route whenever two inches of snow falls. Then, any residents who refuse to move their cars off the streets during the storm would be at risk of

fines and the vehicle being towed. He said two warnings would be issued by police before a $25 fine was assessed and a car towed. Anyone convicted of violating the ordinance could face a fine up $999. Tharnish said cars parked on streets are a hazard for snowplow drivers. “On many streets, the same cars are always on the street,” Tharnish said, adding that conversations with the owners don’t help. He said the owners often are defiant and ignore the requests to move. “I don’t think we’re asking too

much,” he said, noting that the same owners who refuse to move their cars are also the first to complain when their cars are buried in snow by plow drivers. But Trustees Greg Coopman and Jeff Bornstein were not persuaded. “I agree there is a serious issue here that needs to be addressed,” Coopman said. “But not like this.” Bornstein pointed out the ordinance would apply across the town, beyond the streets maintained by the town. He feared abuse by the metro districts responsible for the streets on the east

side along the Jackson Creek Parkway corridor. “There’s got to be another way before we jump to this,” Bornstein said. But several in the public and Trustee Kelly Elliott argued in favor of the plan, calling it a common sense approach and lenient. “I think it’s generous,” Elliott said. “It’s a good idea.” The ordinance failed on a 3-3 vote with Elliott, Mayor Jeff Kaiser and Mayor Pro Tem Don Wilson in favor and Shea Medlicott joining Coopman and Bornstein in opposition.

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Power of social media overwhelming when it hits close to home Last Monday, I received an urgent request to share an alert about a missing young man on my social media sites. No doubt you’ve seen similar postings if you are on Facebook or Twitter and the like. A young person deemed at risk, or a person of diminished mental capacity such as an elderly person suffering from dementia, goes missing and loved ones ask for help locating them. In the past, I have routinely shared such alerts, hoping my 2,500 “friends” on Facebook will recognize the person. Or they will similarly share the post and somewhere down the line another FB user will help find the person at risk. These alerts work. I’ve seen the power many times. A few years ago I shared photos taken from a camera found on a mountaintop and one of my FB friends recognized the couple in the photos. They were reunited with the camera as a result. I’ve also helped people find lost pets. And law enforcement often credits social media for helping track down


missing persons. But Monday was different and I have to admit it shook me when I got the request. The missing young man was a family friend. We’ve known his family nearly 10 years. His older sister is a friend of my daughter. So it was shocking to read the words his mother had written about him. She said he had left all his belongs with a goodbye/suicide note and disappeared. After sharing the alert with his photo and the details of his disappearance, I found myself seriously distracted and upset. The photos of him provided by his family showed a young adult. Tall. Handsome. In some photos

he was smiling and clearly goofing around. I couldn’t help but think of him as a young boy playing with my own son, years ago. They are about the same age and I choked up as I contemplated the nightmarish morning his family was enduring. They were so scared for him. And their fear rippled across Facebook and washed across me. Then came a stunning post from another friend and former colleague on my Facebook page, responding to my alert. He’d seen the young man downtown. He actually watched the young man jump from a bridge over the railroad tracks in downtown Colorado Springs. Honestly, I couldn’t believe it. But it was true. My friend was driving across the bridge and looked straight at the young man the moment before he jumped. Their eyes had met for an instant. And then he vanished over the guardrail. Hours later the disturbing image still haunted my friend. Of course, he stopped and raced to

the edge of the bridge where he saw the young man in a mangled heap below. Alive. But just barely, it seemed. My mind raced and my emotions overwhelmed me. I was scared for the victim, of course. And I was so sad for the family. They would be devastated at the news. But they were also relieved he’d been found. They even were thankful for the postings on Facebook because it helped authorities identify him at the hospital. As the crisis of the disappearance gave way to relief he was still alive, the reality set in about his future. The family faces a whole new set of fears about the extent of his injuries and what led him to make that terrible leap. My family and I will help any way we can. And as difficult a day as it was, I’m so glad I had the reflex to share the alert and spread the word. And I’m so grateful to all the people out there who pay attention and care enough about a troubled young stranger to get involved and respond. Thanks to you all.

Eleven Mile Canyon Road was once a railroad We tend to forget that Eleven Mile was once a railroad. Some who drive it think it still has wooden ties in the road, because of it’s washboard nature! These bits of history date from 1922. Bids were closed on the Eleven Mile Canyon project, between Lake George and Howbert, at the state highway department in Denver. There were eight bidders and the contract was let at a figure slightly below $60,000. Work of converting the Colorado Midland roadbed along this stretch into a highway, 16 feet wide, began immediately after the contract was awarded. The road was called a highway by 1922 standards. It followed the old Colorado Midland roadbed, which was given to the state for use as a road by


A.E. Carlton, the King of Cripple Creek who started a freight-hauling business from Divide, built an empire and invested in mines, banks and railroads. Eventually, he owned the mighty Cresson Mine and the Colorado Midland Railroad. (He also built the Carlton House in Pine Valley, which became a country club, then served as a high school before Air Academy High was built and then became the resi-

dence of the superintendent of the Air Force Academy.) The Eleven Mile project covered 11 3/4 miles, extending from Lake George to Howbert, and passing through the scenic Eleven Mile canyon. The state appropriated $60,000 for this work, and the contract was about $2,000 under that figure. The next link was between Lake George and Florissant. Following its completion, the road was extended to Divide, the western terminus of the Midland line. The contract for the section of the old Midland grade that was converted into a road was let to William Norton by the fifth state highway division office. Norton had a saw mill five miles below Lake George. When the weather

conditions became favorable, highway crews tore out the ties, widened the roadbed and repaired tunnels through Eleven Mile canyon. Several new bridges were then built in the canyon. Some of the old railroad bridges lasted until the 1965 flood. It took nearly three years to complete the entire conversion job, due to weather problems. In 1932, a new road over Wilkerson Pass was built when Denver’s water board started construction on a huge dam at Idlewild, on the west end of the canyon, a mile east of Howbert. The dam took a couple years to build and Eleven Mile was not made a park for another three years. Did you know there was a town under the lake?

40 Years Ago Tri-Lakes Tribune May 13, 1976 Conners Top Cop: Robert Conners was reappointed Monument Town Marshall by Mayor Warren Langer on May 10. Conners will continue to serve as chief of police of Woodmoor, but be transferred off the Woodmoor Improvement Association payroll to Monument. That way he can be certified by the El Paso County Sheriff. Officer Al Karn will be given full-time employment so there will be better police protection in both areas. Vacation Slides: Ed and Nancy Bathke will present a slide show titled “Vacationing in the Canadian Rockies” at a meeting of the Palmer Lake Historical Society on May 20 at the Palmer Lake Town Hall. Scholarship Winner: Denise Thompson, 18-year-old senior at Lewis-Palmer High School, won a basketball scholarship to Colorado Northwestern Community College at Rangely. Miss STAFF Office: 153 Washington Street, Suite 106 Monument, CO 80132 Phone: 719-686-6448

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Thompson is captain of her basketball team and a track star. She is one of six girls who made the High School All-American list. She plans to major in business and recreation. Change Sought: Mayor Langer took forceful action Monday night to get Monument Town Council out of the business of approving plans for every building in Monument. He would like to turn it over to the County Land Use Department and the Regional Building Department. “There are no qualified inspectors in this town to inspect buildings.The town could be sued if a roof collapsed and killed two or three people” Langer stated. Paper delayed: “In this age of electronics, one small item can really throw a machine.” A blown fuse destroyed the Tribune parent company’s computer “memory.” A new “memory” is being flown in from Chicago. The paper will probably be late. Ladies Luncheon: Christian ladies of the community are invited to attend the monthly luncheon

at the Inn at Woodmoor on Thursday, May 20. Betty Blair, wife of Dr. Chase Blair, pastor of Calvary Temple in Denver, will be the speaker. Rare Car Convention: A convention for Kaiser Frazier owners will be on July 26 at the Inn at Woodmoor. More than 150 Kaiser-Frazier automobiles “will come purring” onto the parking lot at the Inn for display. Frazier automobiles have not been manufactured in over two decades. Kaiser-Frazier’s slogan was “Built to Better the Rest on the Road.” Memorial Day service: A Memorial Day service will be held at Monument Cemetery on May 31 at 10 a.m. Preceding the service there will be a hot dish luncheon at the Monument Town Hall at 11:30 a.m. It is sponsored by Monument Trustees. Hot dish, coleslaw, rolls, butter and coffee will be $1. Pie is 35¢ per slice. All proceeds will be used toward care of the cemetery. Compiled by Linda Case


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Cheaper and more convenient to use horses? On the ranch, my father said it was sometimes easier and cheaper to use the horses than to get the tractor going, especially for mowing hay. Today, with gasoline headed up again, maybe we are getting closer to a time when a bag of oats makes as much fuel sense as feeding the John Deere. If a person drives around the TriLakes area, there is plenty of horsedrawn equipment now serving as lawn ornaments that once plowed, raked, baled, cultivated, threshed and dug potatoes. Wouldn’t it be interesting to know a few of those antique implements’ story? Perhaps there are a few of you out there that know those stories? Perry E. Gresham tells of a close call while raking hay in “The Divide Country” near Elbert in his book “Growing up in the Ranchland.” “Ranching and farming in those early days was much more rugged than it is today. The technological revolution has influenced the rural way of life. We did many things that are mechanized today.” By way of example, Gresham talked of the potential danger. “We had mowing machines drawn by horses. The sickle needed sharpening from time to time, which was accomplished by stone wheel or a hand tool. After the hay was cut, we allowed it to dry for a day or two before we moved in with a horse-drawn hay rake. When we worked frisky horses, these were dangerous occupations. I had a team run away when I was raking hay. The bumpy ride knocked me off my seat and down to where the tines were about to roll me over and over. I held on to the reins with the grit of a strong young country boy, and by the grace of God, the horses came to a standstill. I was fortunate enough to avoid an accident with the rake.” The first half of the 19th century was an age of discovery for farm implementation. Men like Jerome Case, Cyrus McCormick and John Deere successfully developed huge manufacturing facilities that began producing equipment that made the farming job that much easier than the old “scratch” endeavors up until then, writes Sam Moore in the “History of Horse-Pow-


ered Farming in America.” “By 1900, sophisticated farm machines became available that embodied the principles of many of today’s modern implements. They performed nearly all the tillage, cultivation, or harvesting operations on progressive farms of the day. In some areas, steam traction engines were being used for threshing or plowing. But they were too large, heavy and expensive for most farmers. The new implements were virtually all animal-powered. Even after the introduction of gas tractors, automobiles, and trucks during the first decade of the 20th century, the horse and mule population in the United States continued to grow until it reached the all-time high of 26.4 million animals in 1918,” writes Moore. But for the next two decades, a real push to the gasoline tractors by agriculture colleges, extension agents and equipment salesmen took its toll. By 1950, hardly anyone was still using draft animals. Today there is a substantial movement back to horsepower in some organic farming circles as modernday draft farmers claim farming with horses does less damage to land than gas-powered heavy machinery and reduces reliance on fossil fuels. But before we get all fired up to switch to back draft-horse farming in this area, we need to consider some other factors. The historic record indicates that it was a bit cooler and wetter back in the days of horses and hand implements in these parts. Rogers Davis, long-time director of the Lucretia Vaile Museum noted that you couldn’t hope to grow three-pound potatoes and get 383 wagonloads full with dry-land tactics in the modern age. All we need is a little water, and cool weather to go with our horsepower.

Dry land tactics from yesteryear might need help today from more water and cooler weather.

Hay rakes, mowing machines, potato diggers and implements of all sorts, ornament area driveways and front yards in the Tri-Lakes area.

D-20 honors outstanding teachers as year end nears Last week, Academy District 20 announced its last day of school. For high school seniors, the last day of school will be May 16. It is a full day. For all other students, the last day of school will be Friday, May 27. This will also be a full day of school. As we look forward to our graduation ceremonies and all of the other end-of-year celebrations. And I always remind our families and our staff members to encourage students to make safe choices. Staff member and volunteer awards Academy District 20 recently announced its annual awards for staff members and volunteers. Our award winners are formally acknowledged at our all staff meeting at Pine Creek High School in August. Finalists for this year’s awards are: Donna Ribisi – Outstanding Preschool Educator of the Year. Rachel Lake – Special Education Specialist of the Year. Lauren Yanez – Volunteer of the Year. She works at Woodmen-Roberts Elementary.

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David King – Outstanding Administrator of the Year. King is an assistant principal at Discovery Canyon Campus High School. The D-20 Brain Injury Team – Thomas Crawford Team of the Year. Coy Shatzer – Outstanding Classified Staff Member of the Year. He works at Foothills Elementary. Autumn Cave-Crosby – Charles Tewell Elementary Educator of the Year. She teachers at Discovery Canyon Campus Elementary. Melony Black – John Asbury Secondary Educator of the Year. She teaches at Discovery Canyon Campus High School. Congratulations to all of our final-

ists and to the many nominees from each of our schools and departments. Energy Conservation I have great news about our energy conservations efforts. During spring break, as our region was being hit with a significant winter storm, 790 classrooms, offices, etc., in our district that were visited by our energy management specialist Mike Redmond. Of the total, 714 had an outstanding shut down. It was the highest shutdown percentage for any school break during the last three years. To reach an outstanding rating, all items had to be shut down or unplugged. Eighteen of our schools had perfect shutdowns. We will continue our conservation efforts through the summer. Summer School Don’t forget that registration is now open for summer school sessions. There are classes available for all ages of students. The summer school website is

Sessions for this summer are June 8-28 and July 11-29. A wide variety of courses are still available and our summer band program is always among the most popular programs. Thank you As we reach the end of another outstanding school year, I want to thank our parents and staff members for the many hours you have spent supporting our students throughout the year. And to our students: your diligence and hard work are appreciated. But more importantly, I want to acknowledge that it is also the commitment to our community that you demonstrate through service, mentoring, and volunteer activities that make me confident that our future is very promising. Mark Hatchell is the superintendent of schools in Academy District 20. He writes a monthly column for The Tribune. Follow him on Twitter @markhatchell. Like Academy District 20 on Facebook.

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Lyme disease awareness walk planned for Palmer Lake By Tribune staff

Palmer Lake will be the site of a 5k walk/run on May 14 to raise money for the Little Glimmer Lyme Foundation of Colorado Springs. Interested walkers and runners can sign up the day of the race at the gazebo. The event starts at 9 a.m. and the cost to participate is $40. The fundraiser coincides with Lyme disease awareness month in May. The event is called STOMP Out Lyme 5k Walk, will commence at Palmer Lake Recreational Area’s Santa Fe Trail. The foundation was founded by author Lisa Renée Williams, an 11-year, Stage 3, Lyme disease survivor. According to, Lyme disease is a bacte-

rial infection transmitted by ticks. It was first recognized in 1975 after a large number of children were diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in Lyme, Conn., and two neighboring towns. Lyme disease is transmitted through a bite from a specific type of tick carried by a variety of animals including mice, deer and horses. Victims experience a large, circular rash around the bite. In the early stages of Lyme disease, a victim may experience flu-like symptoms and joint pain. In more severe cases, nerve problems and arthritis, especially in the knees, may occur. Williams and her husband, Charles, founded Little Glimmer Lyme Foundation after personally experiencing the financial hardship that can occur while enduring a life threatening illness.

“Lyme disease is financially devastating,” stated Williams. “The patient often becomes disabled quickly and quality of life is dramatically reduced. “Our foundation exists to help change that by assisting those who find themselves in need while contending with Lyme. This 5k walk will bring in much needed funds to help the families looking to us for aid.” Foundation spokeswoman Darla Allgood said more people need to know the risks of the disease. “Coloradans need to be aware that late stage Lyme exists,” Allgood said. “It’s tragic, but it can be prevented if you know what to look for.” For more information or to register, contact Little Glimmer Lyme Foundation at info@littleglimmer. com

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Town staff strenuously argued against the rollback. Thomas Tharnish, public works director, warned that the town needed the money the rates would generate to invest in new sources of water, either new wells or a plant to treat and recycle wastewater back into drinking water. Wells cost more than $1 million apiece and are a risk because the water level in the town aquifer is dropping. The reuse plant is a $12 million investment and the new rates will help fund it, he said. And without the guaranteed revenue stream from the higher rates, Tharnish said government lenders would never approve a loan for Monument to build the reuse plant. The timing is critical, Tharnish said, because a neighboring water district is poised to join Monument in the project, contributing several million dollars of the deal. “The aquifer is dropping at an alarming rate,” Tharnish said. “If we don’t start the process very soon of generating revenue for the reuse project, we’re going to be behind the eight ball.” Lowe added the town is far behind its maintenance schedule for the water system, facing the need to replace miles of water and sewer pipes, some 50 years old. Rolling back rates will cost the town

$196,000 in lost revenue this year from the new $31 monthly base rate alone. Surcharges added for highervolume users will cost the town a projected $415,000 through the end of the year. Even worse, Tharnish said, the town only has enough water for about 300 more homes unless wells are drilled or the reuse plant built. The lost revenue would mean the town won’t be able to add capacity to the water supply. As a result, he will not approve any new housing developments beyond the next 300. Trustee Kelly Elliott spoke against the emergency ordinance saying the rates were justified and it would be irresponsible to continue to defer maintenance and risk losing a partner in the reuse project. And while all four of the slate trustees said they recognized rates would have to rise, they insisted the old rates be restored, with a $5 monthly increase to generate some new revenue while the board reconsiders the issue. Mayor Jeff Kaiser called for the vote, which predictably wound up 4-2 in favor of the rollback. Kaiser and Elliott voted against it. But Kaiser declared the question had failed, causing a murmur on the board and in the crowded board chambers. The slate trustees looked stunned, then angered, as Kaiser explained that

any emergency ordinance requires a “super majority” of the board to pass. In this case, it needed approval of 75 percent of the board, not a simple majority. Coopman quickly regrouped and asked Lowe to bring the water rate rollback ordinance back to the board at its meeting May 16. Kaiser and Lowe explained that under normal ordinance procedure, if it passed May 16, it would be another 30 days before the rate rollback could take effect. Coopman’s request failed because his slate colleague, Wilson, now mayor pro tem, said it didn’t make sense to haggle over a rollback that wouldn’t take effect for perhaps six weeks. Instead, he proposed the board simply leave the new rates in place and focus on how to permanently revise them, starting with another commu-

nity roundtable to invite public comment and suggestions. “It will take some fast work but I don’t think we’re that far off,” Wilson said after the meeting. Kaiser agreed that it was best to simply revisit the rates and seek a longterm solution. “We should not have the rates yoyoing up and down,” Kaiser said. “We need to proceed with the community roundtable and make sure everyone has the same numbers and we’re as transparent as we can be so we can bring forward the final legislation.” Kaiser said he expects the rates will be adjusted down by removing money earmarked for the reuse project. “My guess is we probably will take that out of the rate structure for now,” Kaiser said. “Then we’ll have to figure how we move forward from there.”

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A children’s art project that ‘made my heart bigger’

May 11, 2016

Photos by Jay Heinlein

Children proudly display their work. (Note: the work at right was done by sight impaired children.)

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. PATAN, Nepal – In January, some friends and I began an art project that we hoped would benefit a local charitable organization while highlighting the talents of Nepali artists. In the process, it benefited me, expanding my heart and broadening my perspective about our world, on many levels. The idea grew out of conversations with like-minded expatriates, who came to Nepal with goals similar to my own: to find adventure and contribute to the humanitarian efforts of rebuilding Nepal after the earthquakes a year ago. During my service adventure in Nepal, I have been based and living in Lalitpur - Patan, an area known for its artisans. Here I met artists Danielle and Sudarshan, both from the Netherlands, who shared my agenda, including my own desire to publish works highlighting “inspiring doers” in the Nepali community. Together, we hatched the idea of an art project. Another friend, Stephani, a star snowboarder from Switzerland,


suggested we partner with a children’s home she had visited, the Disabled Service Association home. Thus began, our heart-expanding adventure. The four of us, and two Kathmandu artists, Loxman & Sundar, boarded a local commuter bus for the relatively short ride to the Newar village of Bungamanti, on the edge of the Lalitpur District. We had hoped to have the children do rough sketches, which the adult artists could collaborate on. We planned to send the best ones to a special showing at a gallery in Mons, Belgium, for a fundraising exhibit to benefit the home, which exists “to support and take care of children with disabilities, generate public awareness about their needs and rights, and works to remove existing social and cultural barriers.” It certainly had that effect on me. Upon arriving, we were greeted excitedly by several children and the direc-

With hearing impaired young artists, as they joyfully create colorful creations.

tor of the home, a humble man named Daya, who exudes a disarming spirit of compassion and loving, visionary enthusiasm. The special needs of the children ranged from hearing and sight impairment, to physical and mental disabilities, both minor and quite severe. It was apparent that their physical challenges were no impediment to their artistic and creative abilities. After a brief tour and introduction, we passed out art supplies and the children went to work. Much to our surprise, the children were already talented artists. They regularly participate in lifeskills training, art and music classes as part of their overall educational experience both at the home and the village school, which is just across the road. I was moved to tears watching the children create their masterpieces. Emotions filled my heart and then stretched it beyond words. Life’s impairments cannot block the

Girls collaborate on a rendering of Ganesh.

The DSA Home’s director, Daya Ram with some of the children.

creative, fiery human spirit, having once been kindled by nurturing and patient kindness. I also realized that these special needs children, perhaps see and hear far more than many. Jay Heinlein is a lifelong writer, a publishing professional for over 25 years and principal of Heinlein Publishing Services. Reach him at jay@

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was part of a larger project slated for development into a large subdivision. But Manning said Dominguez was not seeking permission to develop the property or change its residential zoning. Ultimately, the board voted 4-2 to approve annexation with Coopman and Medlicott opposing it. The annexation has big implications for two anticipated development projects adjacent to the Dominguez property: Wagons West and Willow Springs Ranch.

ation before an update is completed of the town’s comprehensive plan, which guides growth and development. Coopman and Medlicott were fierce critics of Dominguez during their campaign for the Board of Trustees and harshly criticized him for what they described as a militaristic style of leadership. Dominguez served in the Marine Corps. Town Planner Larry Manning told the board the property had been approved for annexation in 2008 when it

Wagons West is about a 15-acre subdivision contemplated on about 35 acres of vacant property dissected by Teachout Creek, which flows into the Dominguez property, across Willow Springs Ranch and eventually to Monument Creek. Plans for Wagons West show 54 duplexes and 77 townhomes on the southern half of the property. The rest is creek and open space. Willow Springs is a 260-acre site where a subdivision has been planned for years. The property was sold in 2007 to a company that intended to develop it and sought annexation by Monument. Before that happened, it fell into foreclosure and, in 2010, ended up with new owners who are in talks with the town about resurrecting the annexation and development plan. The previous owner had divided the parcel to reflect 117 acres of habitat for the endangered Preble’s meadow jumping mouse and about 113 acres for homes, both high-density, multifamily units and single-family homes on larger lots. In 2011, the new owners obtained zoning concept plan approval from El Paso County to develop 450 units.

Current plans show 10 acres for about 33 single-family homes, 17 acres for another 68 duplexes and quads, 66 acres dedicated to 264 triplexes and quads and 20 acres of patio homes with 4-7 units each for a total of 130 maximum. Plans also show 12.5 acres dedicated to parkland. Without the Dominguez annexation, the parcel would have had difficulty qualifying for town annexation under rules that require one-sixth of the property to be contiguous to the town. Town Manager Chris Lowe has said he’d welcome the Willow Springs and Wagons West subdivisions both for the property taxes the homes would pay to the town and Lewis-Palmer School District and also for the new customers the area would create for the town water utility. The two projects would add homes on large lots plus high-density housing in a more affordable range for middleand lower-income residents. As part of the Willow Springs project, a southern extension of Mitchell Avenue has been talked about, providing access to the new Baptist Road bridge over the railroad tracks and Monument Creek and Interstate 25 to the east.

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This year’s Arbor Day was snowy, so the Town of Monument had to postpone its celebration until last week, when the air was warmer and the ground softer. The town planted three new trees in Dirty Woman Park, meant to grow into their adulthood and provide new shade as the park’s old trees begin to hollow out with age.

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the committee is “well on (its) way” to securing the money necessary to bring the fireworks back to Palmer Lake this summer, Coopman said. Though they are receiving new donations every day, there’s still a long way to go. Based on the response of the community, organizers are confident they will raise the money. “Everyone has been really excited,” Coopman said. Even the previous fireworks committee has celebrated the new initiative. A post on their Facebook reads: “A younger and bright eyed and bushytailed bunch are now taking on the incredible job of renewing this spectacular and joyous event.” It provides a link

to the new committee’s website, palmer The effort has the attention of folks at Town Hall. “It will certainly be exciting to see the fireworks come back,” said Town Manager Cathy Green. The local government couldn’t help much with this year’s display, because of the committee’s late start date, but Green noted they would love to support the effort next year. “When you look at the porches on houses in Palmer Lake, they all seem to be built to watch the fireworks,” she said. Coopman said $25,000 is needed to cover the cost of the fireworks and a private security firm to handle the traf-

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The completion of West Baptist Road, with its new bridge over the railroad tracks and Monument Creek as well as a new roundabout, will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 18. El Paso County officials will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. at the Santa Fe Trailhead, near the roundabout at Baptist, Old Denver Highway and Woodcarver Road. The grand opening marks the end of the $13.1 million project, which began in April 2015. Only minor landscaping and a few details remain to be completed. It finished several month ahead of schedule. In addition to the bridge and road-

work, major drainage improvements we made to enhance runoff into the creek. And crews performed rehab work on habitat for the endangered Preble’s meadow jumping mouse. Funding came from the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority, which provided $11.4 million, the Baptist Road Rural Transportation Authority with $750,000 and a $1 million grant from the state Department of Local Affairs. A special feature of the roundabout was design considerations to allow installation of four abstract metal trees to be installed in June amid the large boulders and other landscaping. The sculpture, by Reven Marie Swanson, is titled “Aspen Grove.”

fic and crowd control. Among its fundraising efforts, the committee is hosting a glow run on May 21, where participants will wear glow-in-the-dark shirts. They are also putting on a picnic celebration after the fishing derby on June 4. Donation jars to support the committee’s efforts can be found in small businesses across Tri-Lakes area. The group’s website also offers a number of donation packages for individuals or businesses to get involved. If the committee can’t raise sufficient funds in time to host the fireworks in Palmer Lake, or if there is significant fire danger by the time July 4 rolls around, the funds will hold over in their entirety for 2017.

The Palmer Lake Fireworks Committee is hosting a glow run on May 21 to raise money for the town’s grand return to a July 4 fireworks display. Runners will be given a shirt sporting this glow-in-the-dark design.


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Rangers seeking first state title since 1996 Lewis-Palmer girls soccer team is No. 1 seed in 4A


By Danny Summers

Sarah Lyons, Brenna Oakey and Jenny Allenspach have all signed their national letters of intent to play college soccer. But before the LewisPalmer High School seniors head off to their respective universities, they have one big mission to accomplish. Winning the Class 4A state championship. “We are very motivated to win and we are trying hard not to be complacent,” said Oakey, a midfielder. “We don’t want to be comfortable where we are. We’re just keeping humble and trying to keep this thing going.” The Rangers are rolling, in fact, strong and powerful like a Mack truck headed down Interstate 25. They enter the Class 4A playoffs as the No. 1 overall seed. They finished the regular season 14-1 and undefeated in Pikes Peak Athletic Conference action. Their dramatic 1-0 victory at Air Academy on May 3 came on the strength of a Bri Alger goal off an assist by Lyons in the 73rd minute. Alger, by the way, leads the team in scoring this season with 24 goals and 10 assists. The junior striker is already committed to Washington State. But these Rangers are not concerned with stats. They are obsessed with proving they are the best team in the state. They don’t dwell on petty things, honor those in leadership positions and put the team first. “This is such a great group of girls to lead and it’s really important to me that these girls are cohesive,” said senior captain Addie Britton. “There’s

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no cattiness this year. “Nobody has a big head.” L-P is not a flash in the pan. The Rangers were state runners-up last season when they posted a 17-21 record. Their losses were to TCA early in the season, and to PPAC rival Cheyenne Mountain in the state title game. L-P and Cheyenne Mountain – the three-time defending state champion – tied during their regular season match. L-P is riding a 13-game winning streak this spring. Its loss was against TCA, 1-0, back on March 12. The Titans scored two minutes into that match. “That loss still bugs us a little bit,” said L-P coach Joe Martin. “We had opportunities. We just didn’t put them away when we had them.” TCA, by the way, is 12-1-2 as it heads into the playoffs and very much a threat to win it all. The Titans have outscored the opposition 98-5, playing in the inferior Metro League. The Rangers are as balanced as they come. They have outscored opponents 66-7 and are an own goal away from having six consecutive shutouts to end the regular season. In their April 28 match against Discovery Canyon, Lyons inadvertently headed the ball into her own net following a flurry of action near the goal. “Sarah is pretty proud of that goal,” Lewis-Palmer senior goalie Haley Arsenault said with a smile.

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The Lewis-Palmer girls soccer team celebrated its Pikes Peak Athletic Conference title after its 1-0 victory at Air Academy on May 3.

With Arsenault working her magic in net and her defense doing its job, the Rangers are a very balanced team. “My defense kicks butt out there,” Arsenault proudly said. “I would like to keep the shutout streak going, but as long as we’re winning games, that’s what matters most.” Why do I believe these Rangers have what it takes to win the program’s first state title since 1996 (the school has won three in all)? Beyond talent – and there is plenty of it – these girls are battled tested. The PPAC is consistently one of the top conferences in the state. A team from the PPAC has won the state title the last four seasons. Air Academy won the crown in 2012. “It would be nice to get that title,

but I just don’t want it to come down to (penalty kicks) this year, Allenspach said with a smile. “If we get there, we want to win it in regulation.” L-P players buy into the coachspeak of “… one play, one game, one day at a time.” The outcome of a soccer game can hinge on one bad call by the ref, a yellow or red card, a missed opportunity on a breakaway goal, or even an own goal. “Because we came so close to winning last year we are going to keep pushing each other and because we have such a good bond as a team we can only go forward,” Allenspach said. The 32-team playoffs get underway Wednesday. If L-P keeps winning, it will have home field until the semifinals.

Tri-Lakes teen seeks financial help as she pursues Olympic dreams Carson Saabye hopes to compete in 2020 Tokyo Games By Danny Summers

To achieve Olympic gold, it seems you have to amass enough of the plain old gold stuff to pay for the pursuit. That’s what Olympic shooting hopeful Carson Saabye is learning. Saabye will complete eighth grade at Lewis-Palmer Middle School. But she will hardly be kicking back this summer as she prepares for her freshman classes next fall at Palmer Ridge High School. The 14-year-old will be working hard training, and fundraising, in her pursuit of Olympic gold in pistol. In order to reach her goal of making it to the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games, she needs financial help. To have a chance, Saabye needs to be able to compete against the best in the world in pistol and earn her way onto the team. That means traveling the globe with a parental chaperone. In the last year, Carson has had to turn down two international events, including a World Cup start, because travel expenses were just too much. This is not some unrealistic pursuit. Saabye is a prodigy in pistol shooting. At 13, she won the bronze in Air Pistol at 2015 Nationals and became the youngest member ever named to the USA National Shooting Team. She holds the U.S. J3 (14-and-under) national records in 25-meter sport and 10-meter air pistol. And her success in pistol led to her being named among the top 45 female athletes in the state at the Sportswomen of Colorado Awards. “I enjoy pistol because it requires a lot of mental and physical discipline, and I’m able to constantly

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Carson Saabye needs financial help. Carson Saabye, 14, is the youngest member of the USA National Shooting Team.

challenge myself,” she said. “If I have any regrets is that I have not worked even harder.” Her goals are to travel with the USA team to compete internationally, leading to the 2020 Olympics. But finances are holding her back. “Most of the expense is coming for the need to chaperone,” said Carson’s father, Eric. “That can be very expensive, especially when you compete in international competition.” USA Shooting pays a chunk of her costs. It provides her ammunition, free use of world-class training facilities at the Olympic Training Complex in Colorado Springs and coaching. And USA Shooting covers most of the costs for Carson to compete internationally. But due to her

age, she requires a chaperone, which USA Shooting does not cover. Nor does USA Shooting pay for her to travel and compete in any national events. That cost falls on her family. For example, next month she will be in Fort Benning, Ga., for the U.S. Nationals. Then there’s the cost of her pistol. To compete with the best, she needs an elite pistol, which costs upward of $2,000. Right now, she uses a pistol borrowed from USA Shooting. “Most Olympic hopefuls are in that same spot,” Eric said. Carson expects to spend $10,000 on training and travel expenses over the next year. Her parents are willing to put up $6,000 of the $10,000 needed. “We’re not going all the way in because she has other things in her life to balance,” Eric said. Carson is also a high-level softball player. She plays travel ball for Team Colorado based in Highlands Ranch. “We’ve already three tournaments this season,” said Carson, who plans on trying out for the Palmer Ridge softball team this fall. Between pistol training and competitions, softball and school, there isn’t a lot of time for bake sales or car washes to raise money. So Saabye, who lives just north of Kings Deer, has started a fundraising web site through Rally Me called “Shoot Like a Girl.” https://usashooting. “I am hopeful that this rally will raise enough to fund a new sport pistol vs. the borrowed pistol I use now,” said Saabye, a member of the Junior National Honor Society who maintains a 4.0 grade point average. “I feel like I am very fortunate to live where I live and have the coaching I have the parents I have,” Carson said. “I’ve put a lot into this and I’ve worked really hard for this. But the financial part is a lot.”

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Tillotson leads Rangers back to postseason L-P, Palmer Ridge and TCA headed to districts this weekend By Danny Summers

When Paul Tillotson took the mound against Air Academy High School on May 7, the weight of LewisPalmer High’s postseason was resting on his dynamic right arm. A victory meant the Rangers were back in the playoffs. A loss meant that he and his teammates would be on the outside looking in at the 32-team Class 4A state bracket. As if that wasn’t enough pressure, Tillotson was a little more emotional than usual. He was fully aware it was the last time he would ever pitch a home game after four star-studded seasons for L-P. “I didn’t want this to be my last game,” Tillotson said. “The boys came out today and played a great game. We were all focused and ready to take it to Air Academy.” Tillotson was his usual dominating self against the Kadets, using his 92 mph fastball, split change and slider to strike out 11 – three looking – while allowing four hits and one earned run in a 5-2 Rangers’ victory. The game was called after five innings due to rain, hail and lightning. Tillotson helped his own cause at the plate with a double, triple and three RBIs. Junior Billy Cook – the team’s leading hitter with a .629 average – had two hits and an RBI, while senior leadoff hitter Noah Sathre doubled, tripled, walked, stole two bases and scored a pair of runs. “You could tell from the beginning Paul looked amped up, ready to go and focused,” said first-year

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Lewis-Palmer senior right-hander Paul Tillotson pitched and batted the Rangers to a playoff berth in the regular season finale against Air Academy on May 7. L-P won the game 5-2 to advance to the postseason for a third consecutive year.

L-P coach Brett Lester. “He came out throwing a lot of strikes with a lot of velocity. You could hear the ball sizzle from the dugout. He had electric stuff today.” Tillotson is arguably the best high school pitcher –

maybe even all-around player – in the state. He is 8-1 with a 1.01 ERA this season. He is also batting a gaudy .596 and leads the team in RBIs (37), home runs (4) and doubles (12). He plays right field when he is not pitching. He is expected to be a early pick in next month’s amateur draft. He has already signed an athletic scholarship with the University of Nebraska. But Tillotson was not thinking about any of his accolades in the regular season finale against rival Air Academy. The dreaded Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) had the Rangers in the 40s heading into last week’s home-and-home series with Air Academy, and a single game against crosstown rival Palmer Ridge. It didn’t matter that L-P had secured second place in league. Based on the RPI, Palmer Ridge – the third place team in the Pikes Peak Athletic Conference – had an RPI of 25 and was guarateed to be in the tournament. League champ Air Academy was 24th and also secure of making the playoffs. L-P needed to defeat Air Academy in the season finale to have a chance to return to the state championship game for a second consecutive season. L-P is 27th in RPI. The Rangers were state runner ups in 2015. The Tri-Lakes region will be well represented in the 4A playoffs. In addition to L-P (14-5) and Palmer Ridge (13-6), The Classical Academy (16-3, No. 18 in RPI) will be headed to the big dance. The Titans finished second in the Metro League. All three teams will find out their playoff destinations by May 11. There are eight four-team districts on May 14. Only the winner of each district advances to the state Elite Eight the following weekend. The state Final Four is scheduled for May 27-28.

Plenty of playoff action on tap for Tri-Lakes area prep athletes Soccer and lacrosse playoffs, state tennis finals this week By Danny Summers

The prep postseason officially gets underway this week and there is no shortage of TriLakes area athletes and teams vying for championships. The Lewis-Palmer girls’ soccer team, champions of the Pikes Peak Athletic Conference, earned the No. 1 overall seed in the Class 4A playoffs, which start May 11. The Rangers (14-1) host No. 32 Mesa Ridge (7-8). The Classical Academy (121-2), Metro League champion, is the No. 4 seed and hosts No. 29 Pueblo West (6-8). Second round games are scheduled May 14, with quarterfinals set to take place May 19. L-P and TCA are guaranteed home games through the quarterfinals. The Palmer Ridge girls’ lacrosse team is also in the playoffs after winning its first-ever

Photo courtesy of Lisa Slaatton Reich

Palmer Ridge’s Liz Phillips, white headband, and Elizabeth Reich, are two of the big reasons why the Bears won the Southern Lacrosse Conference this spring. Phillips was tied for the team lead in goals with 41.

Southern Conference championship. The Bears (10-4) began the season 1-3, but won nine consecutive games be-

fore losing to defending state champion Colorado Academy (14-0) in a non-league match, 10-5, on May 6 to close out the

regular season. The lacrosse playoff bracket was released by the Colorado High School Activities Associ-

ation (CHSAA) on May 9 after the Tribune’s deadline. The 4A state tennis tournament is this week in Pueblo. Palmer Ridge qualified a school-record 10 players; nearly its entire team. Discovery Canyon qualified seven players, while Lewis-Palmer has one plus an alternate. Representing Palmer Ridge in singles is No. 2 Sandra Luksic and No. 3 Kyra Rothwell. All four of the Bears’ doubles teams advanced. No. 1 Lara McWhorter and Emma Kerr; No. 2 Brooke Beyer and Paiton Riggle; No. 3 Cailin Foster and Scarlett Bastin; and No. 4 Madi Luce and Alex May. All three Discovery Canyon singles players advanced from regionals; No. 1 Gabriella Hesse, No. 2 Mattie Kuntzelman and No. 3 Emma Zamora. The Thunder doubles teams are No. 1 Sydney Smith and Lizzy McCurdy and No. 2 Sarah Casey and Hunter Jones. Lewis-Palmer will be represented by No. 1 singles Emma Gaydos. Rangers’ No. 3 singles Victoria Vann is an alternate.

Scott Continued from Page 1

Apparently leading a Pac-12 school in virtually every statistical category still doesn’t guarantee you a serious look from NBA execs. Scott was a four-year starter for the CU Buffaloes and was named to the allPac-12 first team as a senior. Further, he led Colorado in points, rebounds and blocked shots. But no invite came his way. One reason for the snub could be Scott’s size. The 6-foot-10 Scott played center in college, but he is undersized for that position in the NBA. “Most NBA centers are at least 7-feet tall,” AJ said. If Scott can get a tryout with an NBA team, he might likely wind up a power forward in the NBA, AJ Scott said. Missing the combine is significant because it seems unlikely Scott will not get drafted. The NBA drafts just 60 players and only they get guaranteed

contracts. But some of the 70 or so elite players will see their stock drop during the week, opening opportunities for snubbed players like Josh to sneak into the draft. “Last year, five or six guys who were not invited to the combine ended up getting drafted,” AJ said. And getting drafted is no guarantee of playing in the league. Draftees often start their careers in the NBA’s Developmental League and never ascend to the NBA. In fact, there are advantages to not being drafted, AJ Scott said. Essentially, Josh would become a free agent able to pick a team he believes might be the best fit for him and negotiate a tryout. “If Josh does go undrafted, he can work out his own deal,” he said, “which might be much more beneficial for him in the long run.”

Among the options open to Scott is playing overseas. “He’s not considering that at this point,” AJ said. “He wants to play in the NBA. If that doesn’t work out, he will be playing somewhere next year, for sure. But we’ll explore that more as time goes on.” Scott, who led L-P to the 2012 Class 4A state title, has been working out in Boulder since Colorado’s season ended with a first-round exit from the NCAA Tournament in March. He’s also had workouts in Las Vegas. His agent, who is based in Los Angeles, is working on getting Scott tryouts with NBA teams leading up the draft, which takes place June 23 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. “This process is all new to us,” AJ said. “There are very few people we can to that can help us out in the process.”

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