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No time like the present, for evaluating past and futures


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Ballots are expected this week By Rob Carrigan

Discovery Canyon fullback Colt O’Connell found yards tough to come by against Lewis-Palmer.

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Thunder roars back for 26-20 victory over L-P Discovery Canyon improves to 7-0; Rangers fall to 6-1 By Danny Summers

The Week 7 football showdown between Discovery Canyon and Lewis-Palmer high schools lived up the hype. And then some. Discovery Canyon took its only lead of the game with 1:16 remaining in the fourth quarter

when junior tailback Trevor Ivy worked his way into the end zone from five yards. The final of 2620 was as close the score indicated as two of the state’s top teams battled it out in front of a raucous crowd at District 20 Stadium on Oct. 14. “This is a gut check,” said Discovery Canyon senior tailback Josh Tomjack, who has a teambest 615 yards rushing and 13 touchdowns this season. “We came out tonight and showed that we were going to meet our goal no matter what.” The score was tied 20-20 late in the fourth See Thunder on Page 15

Ballots are expected to arrive this week in the mail, as Academy District 20 voters decide Measure 3 A, and whether or not to issue $230 million in bonds in three phases over the next six to eight years. The last day for voting is Nov. 8. In calling for the $230 million bond amount Aug. 18, the D-20 board cited growth since the last measure in 2001. The rolls have increased by 7,000 students since 2001 and the district is projecting 5,000 additional students by 2026. Despite that, D20 leadership says state funding for K-12 continues to decrease. Academy District 20 has experienced nearly $150 million in state funding reductions since 2009. Academy District 20 says the $230 million bond issue is needed to build three schools, including two elementary schools and a middle school. The proposed bond will be used to build two new elementary schools, one middle school and an innovation and learning center, says Allison Cortez, communications for D-20. Locally, from bond proceeds, Discovery See Ballot on Page 2

Oct. 1 – Ballots were mailed. Oct. 18 – 20 – Ballots arrive. Oct. 31 – Last day to submit voter registration and still receive a mail ballot. Nov. 8 – Ballot must be signed and postmarked by midnight. Nov. 8 – Election day All voters now receive mail ballots. If you want to vote at the polls, you can surrender your mail ballot and vote inperson at a voter service and polling center.

Trustees consider imposing ‘fire impact fees’ on new development By Bill Vogrin

A proposal to impose new “fire impact fees” on new development within Monument to pay for fire protection and emergency services was a top item facing the Monument Board of Trustees at its Oct. 17 meeting. A resolution on the agenda called for approval of an intergovernmental agreement between the town and the Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District to impose and collect the impact fees. Fire Chief Mike Truty was scheduled to be on hand to explain the fees, which were authorized by the 2016 Colorado General Assembly when lawmakers adopted House Bill 1088. They would be in addition to property taxes already assessed for emergency services. “The mill levy is often sufficient only to pay for operational costs of

existing facilities to serve existing residents and businesses within the service area of a fire protection district,” Truty explained in a memo to the trustees. The bill granted local governPOSTAL ADDRESS


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serve any new development. The new law requires the districts to quantify the impacts of new development on the fire agency. And any city or county that imposes a fee must enter into an intergovernmental agreement with the appropriate fire protection district defining the impact fee and the details of collection and remittance. In his memo, Truty said the fire district had hired consultants who determined the proposed fees to be imposed. And he said the district would be seeking similar fees to be imposed in El Paso County and Palmer Lake. Under the plan, no building permit would be issued by Monument until a developer had paid impact fees at the following rate: • 24 cents per square foot on commercial construction • $777.00 per single family residenSee Impact Fees on Page 8

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Band concert – Thursday, Oct. 20

What: Lewis-Palmer High School band concert When: 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 20 Where: Auditorium, Lewis-Palmer High School, 1300 Higby Road, Monument Info: Free

Folk Concert – Friday, Oct. 21

What: Steve and Ruth Smith, of North Carolina, play their unique blend of acoustic Americana music features guitar, banjo, hammered dulcimer and mountain dulcimer. When: 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21 Where: Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Highway 105, Palmer Lake Prices: Tickets are $16 in advance for member/ $18 non-members; $18/$20 day of show. Info: Call 481-0475 or visit Photo by Ann-Marie Jojola, Support Services, Monument Police Department

Monument Police Chief Jake Shirk presented a thank you to Principal Peggy Parsley and Bear Creek Elementary students for their overwhelming kindness of thank you’s, cookies and other goodies, gift cards, a wood patriotic flag and all sorts of great messages. The Police department participated earlier in presentations for First Responders Week. From left, Commander Steve Burk, Bear Creek Elementary Principal Peggy Parsley and Chief Jake Shirk.

News Briefs Free flu shots to be offered by Tri-Lakes Cares For The Tribune

Tri-Lakes Cares is partnering with Penrose-St. Francis Health Services and Walgreens to offer free flu vaccines to uninsured and those whose insurance doesn’t cover vaccines. The vaccines will be offered to people 4 years of age and older. The vaccines will be given noon3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, at TriLakes Cares, 235 N. Jefferson St., in Monument. Supplies of the vaccine are limited. For more information, contact Cindy Stickel, Faith Community Nurse, Penrose-St. Francis Mission Outreach, by email at cindystickel@

Spalding acquitted in court martial A military judge acquitted United States Air Force Academy Cadet Jackson Spalding of all charges of sexual misconduct with a Not Guilty finding at a general court martial Wednesday, Oct. 12. A single military judge heard the case, listened to the testimony, reviewed the evidence and determined that Spalding was not guilty of all charges.

Spalding could elect whether to have a case heard by a panel of officers or a military judge, and chose to have his case heard by a military judge. Spalding had been charged with three specifications alleging a violation of Article 120, Uniform Code of Military Justice for sexual assault and abusive sexual contact, and one specification alleging a violation of Article 133, Conduct Unbecoming an Officer and Gentleman. Spalding was a Discovery Canyon Campus High standout in track, winning four state titles in shot put and discus before receiving an Academy appointment. A release from the Academy said it will make all efforts to protect and support both Spalding and the alleged victim.

Silver Key needs help filling Thanksgiving bags The Bountiful Bags project provides seniors who are enrolled in our Nutrition Services food programs with Thanksgiving meal fixings in November. For more than 20 years, Silver Key has invited the community to help make the holidays special for the seniors the organization serves and this year is no different. “Our goal is to fill 1,000 bags with all the trimmings for a memorable Thanksgiving meal for the seniors and their families. When you are

Teen Fun Night – Friday, Oct. 21

What: RAD - Real Alternatives to Drinking and Drugs hosts a teen fun night with music, games, TV/movies and more. When: 7-11 p.m., each Friday, Oct. 21 Where: YMCA/Young Life Teen Center, 17250 Jackson Creek Parkway, Monument Cost: Free

Haunted Mines Friday-Saturday, Oct. 21-22

What: The nonprofit Haunted Mines/Colorado Fear Fest operate two haunts on weekends through Halloween with proceeds benefitting Western Museum of Mining & Industry. When: 7:30-11 p.m., Friday, Saturday, Oct. 21-22 Where: Western Museum of Mining & Industry grounds, 225 North Gate Blvd. (at Interstate 25 exit 156) Cost: $20 general admission; $40 front-of-line VIP entry Info: Call 719-487-1666 or visit or HauntedMines/ or

Book Launch – Saturday, Oct. 22

What: Party to celebrate the launch of the children’s book “Apollo the Misguided Missile” by George Wilkins When: 3-5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22 Where: Secret Window, 47 3rd St., Monument Info: Free and refreshments will be served

Jazz band concert – Tuesday, Oct. 25

What: Lewis-Palmer/Palmer Ridge High School jazz concert When: 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 25 Where: Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Highway 105, Palmer Lake Cost: Tickets are $5 apiece, $10 for a family shopping for your family, add a few items to your bag for seniors in need,” says Lorri Orwig, of Silver Key. Items stilled needed are: • Cranberry Sauce: Whole Berry or Jellied, 14 or 16 oz. cans • Dessert dry mix or canned pie filling • Green Beans: 14.5 oz. cans • Turkey Gravy Dry-Mix: 0.87 (7/8) oz. packets

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• Yams / Sweet Potatoes: 29 oz. cans Donations can be dropped off at Silver Key at 1625 S. Murray Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80916, Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. until Nov 1. For more information about the Bountiful Bags project please go to www. or call Lorri Orwig at (719) 884-2313 or email her at


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Trustees to seek $350,000 GOCO grant for ‘splash ground’ By Bill Vogrin

A $350,000 grant request to help build a splash ground at Limbach Park in Monument was one of the main items on the Board of Trustees’ agenda for their Oct. 17 meeting. In the first draft of the 2017 budget, Town Treasurer Pam Smith included spending by the town of $150,000 on a splash ground, which combines playground structures with water fountains’ cannons and other spray features. The $150,000 would be used to match a $350,000 grant from Great Outdoors Colorado, or GOGO, the state agency created in 1992 when voters approved the Colorado Lottery and designated proceeds to go into a trust fund to pay for trails,

parks, wildlife, open spaces, playgrounds and more. Smith said the $500,000 project would include installing the splash ground, resurfacing the existing playground with a softer material, buying new playground equipment, building a trail around the park as well as installing more seating at the pavilion and park. The splash ground was one of the more fun items in the budget, which otherwise was packed with money for more serious projects like treating the town’s water for radium, which was discovered a year ago in well No. 9, the town’s largest producer. Other expenditures include repairing water lines, giving pay raises to town staff and other types of spending.

Smith said she hoped the Limbach Park renovation and splash ground installation would establish it as the “family park” and be the first in a series of major park overhauls.

She said the town staff wants to turn Dirty Woman into the place for parties and sports events and teens. She also hopes to see changes to turn Lavelett Park into the seniors park.

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Canyon Campus (DCC) will receive an addition to the building of at least 10 classrooms (based enrollment growth), expanded parking, additional tennis courts to provide a total of six, technology infrastructure improvements, solutions to drainage issues, $1.1 million to spend on capital needs defined by the school community, and from other capital funds the high school gym will be enlarged to at least the size of other district high schools. The campus was constructed with $70 million of proceeds from the last bond authorization (2001), says Cortez. Edith Wolford will receive connection to fiber optics and other technology infrastructure improvements, and $155k to spend on capital needs defined by the school community. 90 percent of the school was rebuilt using proceeds from the last bond authorization (2001). Antelope Trails will receive a remodel to the main entry (safety/security), increased electrical

capacity, roof repair/replacement, improved access to the playfield, and $230k to spend on capital needs defined by the school community. From bond proceeds, The Classical Academy plans to construct a gymnasium, an auditorium, a cafeteria, remodel the existing cafeteria into a library, construct additional parking at the north campus, Cortez said. Last year a call for applications was announced from which 29 stakeholders - teachers, business and community leaders, administrators, students and parents - were selected to form the Growth and Capital Needs Committee (GCNC) with the goal of reviewing district facility needs and creating recommendations for the Superintendent and Board of Education. The committee met 13 times during 2015-16 school year, collaborated with more than 350 stakeholders and: • visited every district facility; • heard presentations from every school and

department; • held a public forum; and • committed 45 hours of seat time, plus homework. The GCNC presented its final report of findings and recommendations to the Academy District 20 Superintendent on May 16, 2016 and to the Board of Education on June 2, 2016, and from those recommendations, the project list was developed. Tom Gregory, Chief Financial Officer for the district, says upon passage, the district will also establish an oversight committee. In addition, property owners will not see a property tax rate increase if the measure passes. “Because the district has refinanced existing debt, thereby reducing repayment costs; paid down principal debt; and is realizing expansion of the tax base; the district can issue $230 million in bonds over a five year period and meet debt service requirements within the existing tax levy,” Cortez said.

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No time like the present, for evaluating past and future Last week was homecoming for the Discovery Canyon Campus (DCC) Thunder. Also, District 20 was hosting one of a series of meetings about the upcoming November bond issue, one of them at DCC’s Auditorium. This weekend, a top-ranked Thunder football team vied with Lewis-Palmer High School for bragging rights in the state standings. I couldn’t help myself from humming the chorus from an early hit from Willie Nelson: “It’s been so long now but it seems now it was only yesterday. Gee, ain’t it funny how time slips away.” One only has to drive down North Gate Blvd., in the few miles between I-25 and Colorado State Highway 83, to see what kind of impact building a school can have. I personally remember how much you had to slow down to navigate the bend in Old Northgate Road, just beyond the horse pasture at the big cottonwood. In calling for the $230 million bond amount for this election, the D-20 board cited growth in the district since the last measure in 2001. The rolls have increased by 7,000 students since 2001 and the district is projecting 5,000 additional students by 2026. Despite that, D20 leadership says state funding for K-12 continues to decrease. Academy District 20 has experienced approximately $150 million in state funding reductions since 2009. Academy District 20 says the $230 million bond issue is needed to build three schools, including two elementary schools and a middle school. The proposed bond will be used to build two new elementary schools, one middle school and an innovation and learning center. In addition, property owners will not see a property tax rate increase. “Because the district has re-


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financed existing debt, thereby reducing repayment costs; paid down principal debt; and is realizing expansion of the tax base; the district can issue $230 million in bonds over a five year period and meet debt service requirements within the existing tax levy,”says Allison Cortez, communications for D-20. The last time the district asked taxpayers for money 15 years ago, a lot of it went into building DCC. In 2001 Academy District 20 asked and received authorization from voters to issue $163 million in tax exempt bonds. The district used those bonds to: • Build one high school, Discovery Canyon Campus • Build one middle school, Discovery Canyon Campus • Build five Elementary Schools (Discovery Canyon Campus, Ranch Creek, The da Vinci Academy, Mountain View and Chinook Trail) • Rebuild 90% of Edith Wolford • Create an addition to Rampart High School • And provide technology and facility improvements at all schools True, $163 million went a lot farther 15 years ago than it does today. But from current measures bond proceeds, DCC will receive an addition to the building of at least 10 classrooms (enrollment growth), expanded parking, additional tennis courts to provide a total of six, technology infrastructure improvements, solutions to drainage issues, $1.1 million to spend on capital needs defined by the

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Discovery Canyon Campus was built with $70 million in proceeds from the last bond authorization in Academy District 20 in 2001.

school community, and from other capital funds the High School gym will be enlarged to at least the size of other district high schools. The campus was constructed with $70 million of proceeds from the last bond authorization (2001), says Cortez. Edith Wolford will receive connection to fiber optics and other technology infrastructure improvements, and $155k to spend on capital needs defined by the school community. 90% of the school was rebuilt using proceeds from the last bond authorization (2001). Antelope Trails will receive a remodel to the main entry (safety/ security), increased electrical capacity, roof repair/replacement, improved access to the playfield, and $230k to spend on capital

needs defined by the school community. The Classical Academy plans to construct a gymnasium, an auditorium, a cafeteria, remodel the existing cafeteria into a library, construct additional parking at the north campus, Cortez said. Ballots began mailing at the first of the month, I am told. Halloween is the last day to submit a voter registration and receive a mail ballot. Voting has to take place by Nov. 8, either by mail, or by surrendering your mail ballot at the polls, and voting in person. In evaluating time (ironically an idea lifted from last week’s Time magazine), we need to look at the link with our past, ourselves and our future. In different ways, each makes a fascinating argument that the most important time is the present.

Settlers run jackrabbits: An organized sport? I recently ran across a story in the newspapers from the 1890s that I thought you might find interesting. Something early settlers had done to survive had turned into a sport. The reason for the change is part of the story. The big news was that visitors from the East were coming to the West for hunting. Not just big game, like bear, moose, deer and antelope, but jackrabbits. The hunting of buffalo was about to be scaled down. Imagine this picture, a set of racing greyhounds, held on a leash, followed by a dozen or so hunters on horse-


back. This starts on a cold morning with at least an inch of snow on the ground, mainly to allow for better tracking of the pesky critters. The jackrabbit is unknown in the East, but this larger relative of the English Hare was seen by many as


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a pest. Many of our early settlers, as well as the Indians, hunted them for food. Much larger than the common “cottontail,” the jackrabbit is a long-legged runner. This brings in the sport, I guess, as the hunters follow the dogs looking for a scent and a rabbit to chase. Once a rabbit is spotted, the dogs are let loose, and the hunt is on. The whole crowd follows along, urging their horses along. Jackrabbit are skilled at dodging and making sharp turns. On the prairie, hocks bushes, holes and the rough ground make for a wild chase. Please send us your news tips, photos and comments to Email letters to To subscribe to the Tribune, please call 719-687-3006 To submit calendar listings email

A description of the chase as it ran over the plains sounded like quite an event. It seemed that the jacks managed to elude the hunters as often as they were caught and dispatched. I have read of big hunts up near Black Forest and even South Park. I know the English have outlawed the traditional fox hunts. I noticed on my recent visit over there that the fox is commonly seen, even on city streets. I can not say when I last saw a jackrabbit, but then again the cottontails are all over.

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Effective curriculum is more than books and tests “What we teach – a guaranteed and viable curriculum – matters immensely.” — Mike Schmoker, Focus-Elevating the Essentials

I concur with Mike Schmoker’s quote above. What we teach, matters. Immensely. What happens in Lewis-Palmer School District 38 classrooms is so much more than books and tests. Content is the what. Instruction is the how. Our students are the why. Effective curriculum joins the what, the how and the why. Curriculum is not simply a product we purchase, such as a reading program, but rather, how a teacher artfully connects resources, standards, strategies, and knowledge of student needs. Teachers master this balancing act every day while creating engaging content to develop the skills, knowledge, and readiness for the next level of learning. When teachers present learning opportunities that are tied to interests and pro-


mote engagement, they also help develop important critical thinking skills and a commitment to lifelong learning. Every student, when properly encouraged and supported, will develop the skills to discover ideas and formulate questions. These interactions result in more indepth understanding and skills that can be transferred to almost any new learning. Additionally, skilled teachers practice the art of gradually releasing the responsibility for learning to the student. As students become more proficient and confident, they take more ownership for their own learning. This is a life skill, not just a classroom skill.

As a teacher, I experienced many examples of curriculum approaches that developed the critical thinking skills which lead to a learning mindset for life. One such program is Great Books (also used by some D-38 teachers). According to the Great Books website, their purpose is “to promote lifelong education through the reading and discussion of the world’s great literature.” Openended questions offer students the opportunity to reference evidence in the texts as they answer big-picture, “essential questions.” One of the tenants of the Socratic Method is the idea that pertinent questions are more important than answers in terms of essential ideas. When students develop good questioning skills, they take responsibility for their learning and discovery in profound ways. Just as a coach deploys multiple plays and a carpenter utilizes multiple tools, teachers employ multiple strategies when introducing new concepts. Presentations,

discussions, activities, practice exercises, progress checks, and tests all contribute to mastery and learning. Schmoker states that “Any credible curriculum has to embody the link between knowledge and critical thinking (usually done as we read, talk, or write).” This belief supports why D-38 integrates reading, discussion, and writing in every subject and why D-38 students are among the best-prepared students for their next steps in education and life. D-38’s highest priority is learning and achievement, ensuring that all students have access to high quality programming that provides pathways and programs for success post-graduation, regardless of career or college plans after high school. In other words, we don’t just prepare students for whatever their next level of learning is: We prepare them for whatever is next in their life. What happens in our classrooms matters . . . immensely.

1A improves technology opportunities for the future The airwaves have been filled with initiatives during this campaign season, but little has been said about an important local initiative in El Paso County on the ballot as 1A. Since this initiative requires no tax increase, you won’t see it in the State’s Blue Book or in the County’s informational ballot piece. This important measure would put El Paso County on even footing with more than 60 other Colorado counties and municipalities where voters have recognized the value of public-private partnerships as a way to extend affordable high speed internet and broadband services to everyone. A yes vote on initiative 1A, authorizes El Paso County to provide, at no additional cost to taxpayers, any or all of the services currently restricted by Senate Bill 05-152, which limits local government from providing “telecommunication service” and “advanced service” (broadband) to the general public. 1A permits, by public vote, an opt-out provision which allows commercial providers to tap into El

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Paso County’s existing or planned fiber and create partnership opportunities which are currently unavailable due to the restrictions imposed by State government. This restores local control over the future of our technology needs and resident accessibility, especially evident in today’s changing cyber world. Initiative 1A is intended to assist local communities in El Paso County with improved access to reliable, affordable high speed internet and broadband services for the effective delivery of public safety, healthcare, education, personal and economic opportunity, targeted primarily at rural and underserved areas within the County which have limited or no broadband services. 1A may also

serve to lower the wholesale cost of broadband supply to commercial Internet Service Providers, making it economically feasible for residential and commercial delivery and expansion of broadband services to more remote areas. One of the frequent frustrations I hear from citizens within El Paso County, is that service providers tell them there are not a sufficient number of users to cover the costs of expanding service in their neighborhoods. And, while several broadband studies are currently in process in our county, there are significant limitations in providing access solutions. Unfortunately, this restrictive state law did not anticipate the future of technology and prohibits local government collaboration with commercial providers to improve service to the community. The Board of County Commissioners unanimously referred this ballot initiative and the passage of 1A will give us more opportunities to partner with Teller County and the Town of Green Mountain Falls which have referred similar ballot initiatives for improved broadband

services. Commissioners stated during the discussion on this initiative that the lack of high speed data and cellular communications were challenges during both the Waldo Canyon and Black Forest fires. It just makes sense that if public entities are already building the “middle mile” infrastructure for public safety purposes, private companies should be able to use excess capacity to make it more efficient to extend broadband services. If those fiber optic lines to its facilities and those lines have excess capacity, it is more efficient for private providers to tie into those lines and build out service to homes and businesses. The ability to partner with one of the private providers in an agreement, will provide what we need for emergency communications and also expands services to more citizens without any tax increase. During the public discussion, a citizen came forward and stated that his neighborhood had been struggling for years to get service and appreciated the County’s stepping up to help.

As the mercury drops, your risk of a heart attacks climbs The hummingbirds are long gone and the bears are attacking Ute Pass dumpsters in earnest. It can only mean one thing . . . winter is on the horizon bringing with it the dangers posed by cold weather. Here’s a wake-up call. A study of 74 million deaths in 13 countries, published in 2015 in the British journal The Lancet, showed that cold weather is 20 times more deadly than hot weather. As temperatures start to fall, your risk of a heart attack climbs. “Cold weather sometimes creates a perfect storm of risk factors for cardiovascular problems,” says Dr. Randall Ausman, a cardiologist with Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital. Cold weather can decrease the supply of oxygen-rich blood to your heart, making your heart work harder. The mismatch of a smaller supply of oxygen, coupled with a greater demand, can set you up for a heart attack. And that’s not all that’s going


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on. Cold temperatures also cause arteries to tighten, restricting blood flow, which reduces the oxygen supply to the heart – again, setting the stage for a cardiac incident. The October Harvard Health Letter identifies four major risk factors for heart attacks posed by cold weather. No. 1 is overexertion – especially snow shoveling. Pushing an inch of snow is one thing, but shoveling heavy, wet, deep snow is very risky. The American Heart Association recommends taking frequent breaks during shoveling. Also, don’t drink alcohol or caffeinated beverages before or immediately after shoveling. And

learn heart attack warning signs. Exposure to cold, with or without snow, deserves your respect. When your body is exposed to icy temperatures, your blood vessels clamp down. Don’t venture out in frigid conditions halfdressed. A bout with seasonal flu can trigger a heart attack in people who are already at risk for heart disease. The flu often results in a fever that makes your heart beat faster, raising its demand for oxygen. Influenza can also cause dehydration, reducing your blood pressure, thereby lowering the heart’s supply of oxygen. The solution: talk to your family physician about getting a flu shot, wash your hands often and drink plenty of water. Running out of medications that control your heart disease can pose a serious risk for a cardiac event. Snowy and icy conditions can hinder access to your doctor and your pharmacy. In winter, make sure

you have a supply of meds to last through a stretch of rough weather. And finally, I urge you to learn CPR and consider investing in an automated external defibrillator, or AED. Effective CPR provided immediately after a heart attack can double, or even triple, a victim’s chance of survival. Treatment of ventricular fibrillation with immediate defibrillation by an AED boasts a 90 percent survival rate. Online, AEDs start at $100 and topping out at $1,200 – a small investment to save a life. Be smart about the cold and snow this winter. Let’s all be around to greet the hummingbirds next spring. Cord Prettyman is a certified Master Personal Trainer and owner of Absolute Workout Fitness and PostRehab Studio in Woodland Park. He can be reached at 687-7437, at or at

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Fair board volunteers needed Historical society The El Paso County Board of Commissioners is seeking community-minded citizen volunteers to serve on the El Paso County Fair and Events Complex Advisory Board. Applications for the open position are due by October 28, 2016. The El Paso County Fair & Events Complex Advisory Board assists with the development, management, programming and operation and maintenance of the fair and events complex in Calhan. Board members also help to produce the annual County Fair. The board consists of nine regular members appointed by the Board of County Commissioners for three-year terms. Members must serve on year as an associate member before being eligible to serve as a regular member. An unspecified number of associate members may be appointed for one-year terms. Terms are limited to two full consecutive terms, except for associate members who may serve an indefinite number of terms.

Meetings are conducted on the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the El Paso County Fairgrounds; Swink Hall located at 366 10th Street Calhan, CO 80808. The COG is currently seeking to fill 3 regular member positions and up to 3 associate member positions. The volunteer application is located at www. and can be accessed by clicking on the “Volunteer Boards” link. Applicants are asked to reference the board and position they wish to represent and include a mailing address and daytime phone number. Send completed applications and letter of interest and/or résumés to: Board of County Commissioners, Attn: Megan Astrella, 200 S. Cascade Avenue,Colorado Springs, CO, 80903-2208, Applications may also be faxed to 719-5206397 or emailed to For further information call 719-520-7300.

presents program on local Comanche defeat Appointed Governor of New Mexico in 1778 by King Charles of Spain, Juan Bautista de Anza vowed to the rid Spain’s colonies of Comanche attacks. Heading north from Santa Fe, and travelling across the San Luis Valley into what is now Old Colorado City, he attacked a Comanche base camp near what is today, downtown Colorado Springs. The battle resulted in the death of Cuermo Verde, Comanche Chief and many of his raiding band on Sept. 3, 1779. Former El Paso County Sheriff John Anderson will present “The Legacy of Juan Bautista De Anza,” on Thursday, Oct. 20 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Palmer Lake Town Hall, 24 Valley Cresent St., Palmer Lake, on behalf of the Palmer Lake Historical Society. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free and open to all.

Property Transactions This list was obtained from the El Paso County Assessor’s Office and covers sales recorded during the period of August 29 – September 4. Each listing includes the buyer, address and sales price. For more information, e-mail mark.vujcevic@ 80132 334 Mcshane Place 755 Tailings Drive 19460 Doewood Drive 525 Portland Rd. 17620 Lake Overlook Court 19680 Still River Court 16657 Greyhawk Drive 16749 Buffalo Valley Path

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3032 Waterfront Drive 15842 Maple Hill Rd. 19914 Lindenmere Drive 620 E. Kings Deer Point 19225 Lochmere Court

$476,500 $485,000 $501,800 $569,900 $680,000

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40 Years Ago Tri Lakes Tribune October 21, 1976 Flanery, Carew Meet With Tri Lakes Backers: Representative Bill Flanery and Bill Carew answered questions from Tri- Lakes residents at the Palmer Lake Town Hall and Monument Town Hall. Flanery is seeking reelection to Colorado House and Carew is seeking election a District Attorney. Carew’s opponent Robert Rusel was asked to release an audit of his expenditures during his tenure as District Attorney. Flanery is asking for a property tax relief by returning some of the money collected from income and sales taxes to hard pressed communities. He also called for revision of the School Finance Act to equalize benefit. Some school districts get more than they need while others don’t get enough. Flanery also saw a source of added revenue by raising mineral severance tax. Chamber of Commerce Proposed for Tri-Lakes: Favorable responses to a letter authored by Michael J. Nusca were received by 15 community leaders. “A local Chamber would consist of local businesses and individuals sharing a common interest in the community improvement as a civic clearing house would be in a position to monitor and exercise great influence”. Lewis Palmer Schools Need Help: Dr. Jerry Parsons, principal of Lewis Palmer Elementary School, explained an impending school financial problem. Joel Hefley, candidate for the State House of Representatives was at the meeting. He expressed admiration for the high quality of education provided by the district “while laboring under substantial financial handicaps”. Road to Palmer Lake Reservoir

Deteriorating: The U. S. Forest Service gave Palmer Lake a gift of $2,875 toward repair of the road to the reservoir. It will be repaired so that town officials and U. S. Forest Service will be able to reach it for maintenance. Tourist and sightseeing activity will be banned. The gift will be 70 percent of the estimated cost of building up of washed out sections of the road and replanting trees and shrubs to prevent further erosion. Open Range: There is no law against horses, cattle, goats and sheep roaming around town. Town Clerk, Shirley Mumm, thinks the intent to keep stray nags off the streets is there, but the law is not specific. Palmer Lake Elementary School Open House: Approximately 200 parents attended open house at Palmer Lake Elementary School. Dr. Jerry Parsons, principal, presented information about opportunities for children and the school budget. A variety of opportunities exist for children and for parents to help. Some activities rely on volunteer parents for success. Square Dances: The Palmer Lake Town Council had decided not to hold Fred Staeben’s square dances at the Town Hall. The thinning hardwood floor has nail heads popping out and is deteriorating. Halloween Party Set: The Monument Volunteer Fire Department is sponsoring a Halloween party for children of all ages up to 100. It will be held at the old high school gym from 6-9 p.m. on October 30. There will be prizes for cakewalks, darts and other games. Food will be hot dogs, chili, old fashioned bbq, coffee and soft drinks. No entrance fee will be charged. Games are 15¢ for each.

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Special district winds down to ‘go out of business’ Baptist Road Rural Transportation Authority still considers small projects After nearly ten years of collecting revenues, developing plans and coordinating construction of the Baptist Road Interchange at I-25 and multiple related improvements along Baptist Road on both sides of the I-25 the Baptist Road Rural Transportation Authority (BRRTA) is now working on its own “Going Out of Business” plans. With all of the large improvement projects along Baptist Road now complete, the BRRTA Board of Directors still needs to prioritize and schedule a number of comparatively small complimentary projects to complete its mission. BRRTA has about $1.3 million in remaining funds available for final projects along and near Baptist Road from Forest Lakes Drive to Tari Drive. Anyone interested in sharing input and ideas for projects that should be done along this corridor is encouraged to contact the El Paso County Department of Public Works

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Gods Road. Projects already recommended by Town of Monument and El Paso County include sidewalks and sidewalk improvements, median improvements, the frontage road turn around at Leather Chaps, and ongoing maintenance.

CDOT Executive Director Shailen Bhatt recently authorized full reimbursement for the previously agreed upon state share of interchange costs and BRRTA is now paying off bonds that were issued for interchange construction. BRRTA will retain legally required reserves. The Baptist Road Rural Transportation Authority was created in 1999 to improve Baptist Road. In 2006 voters approved boundaries for a collection of a 1 percent sales and use tax in the area. In 2007 BRRTA issued $21.5 million in revenue bonds for the interchange and related improvements. In May of 2016 El Paso County celebrated the completion of scheduled improvements to Baptist Road west of the interchange. Collection of the BRRTA sales tax and use tax ended July 1, 2016. BRRTA was established to finance and build the Baptist Road Interchange and related critical transportation infrastructure improvements that were needed to serve businesses and residents in one of the fastest growing areas of El Paso County.

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Cadets spend Friday, Oct. 14, volunteering along Front Range Nearly 3,500 Air Force Academy cadets performed volunteer work for 43 community organizations along the Front Range Friday, Oct. 14. Worksites for cadets ranged in location from downtown Colorado Springs to Black Forest and Woodland Park. Start times vary depending on the distance the work location is from the Air Force Academy, with cadets arriving at most El Paso County sites by 8 a.m., and 9 a.m. for other locations. Work continued until 4 p.m., or until all work at each site is completed. Organizations the cadets worked locally included: American Red Cross, Southeastern Colorado Chapter, testing, repairing and/or installing fire alarms in at risk homes across the region Coalition for the Upper South Platte, thinning overgrown trees and brush, to be used as firewood for the needy, and a second project performing erosion mitigation on the Waldo Canyon burn scar. Black Forest Together, helping with fire recovery and mitigation work at several homes within the area still dealing with the after-effects of the Black Forest wildfire. Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, performing trail maintenance City of Colorado Springs Parks

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and Recreation Department, plant 300 sage plants along camp creek at Garden of the Gods, and maintenance at several parks locations. Ellicott Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, performing upkeep at the center. Colorado Springs Therapeutic Riding Center, cleaning up stables and painting fences Rocky Mountain Field Institute, hiking up Bear Creek to refurbish the area, to protect its scarce trout population. Care and Share food bank, sorting and distributing food.

The Salvation Army in downtown Colorado Springs, cleaning and painting its red kettles, preparing and cooking food, grounds work and moving furniture. Other organizations the cadets worked with included: The Marian House, Goodwill, Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Crawford House, and several elementary schools across the region. Cadet volunteer work was organized by the Air Force Academy’s Center for Character and Leadership Development center, via its Cadet Service Leadership program,

which connects community organizations with cadet volunteers. Cadets performed more than 30,000 hours of community service during the previous academic year. Academy cadets have averaged more than 30,000 hours of community service work each academic year, for the past decade. Organizations that wish to request cadet volunteers for future community service efforts can request cadet volunteers online at: cfm?catname=csl.

Western Mining Museum Harvest Festival Thousands attended and enjoyed the sixth annual Western Museum of Mining and Industry’s Reynolds Ranch Harvest

Festival Oct. 8 and 9. Gold panning, burro feeding, equipment riding and much more were all part of the fun.

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Ryder Reynolds, (same name as attached to the ranch itself) mans the controls on Cady and Esten Daniels 1937 Cat 22 during a parked moment at the festival.

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Makeena Bigby, 8, Jon Ramsay, and Amarie Uribe, 2, feed the popular burros at fence edge.

From left: Raelyn Martinez, 4, Diego Galvan, 1, and Brinley Martinez, 2, pose the perfect pumpkin as Amanda Galvan and Danielle Martinez keep an eye on them near the burros of Longhopes Lane.

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Monument Derby Cup goes to Palmer Ridge Bears defeat crosstown rival Lewis-Palmer, 2-1, in soccer showdown


By Danny Summers

For nearly a decade, Lewis-Palmer and Palmer Ridge high schools have been playing each other in rivalry games. The latest – and one of the greatest I have ever seen – took place on Oct. 13 when the boys’ soccer teams squared off at Don Breese Stadium. There was a lot riding on the game. L-P, ranked third in the state among all Class 4A teams in the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) writer’s poll, and Ratings Percentage Index (RPI), was looking to win its first-ever Pikes Peak Athletic Conference title with a victory over its crosstown rival. Palmer Ridge, 10th in RPI points at the time of the game, and ranked 11th in the state by the writers, desperately needed a victory over the Rangers to secure a spot among the top seeds as the playoffs approach. If it was a close game the fans wanted, that’s exactly what they got on a cool autumn night. About 10 minutes into the match, Palmer Ridge junior defender Nick Boldvich scored his first goal of the season to give the Bears a 1-0 lead. L-P tied the score midway through the first when senior midfielder Jackson Neal, the best player on the field, blasted a shot past Bears’ senior goalie Mason Cresap off an assist by senior midfielder JG Morrison. It was Neal’s teamleading eighth goal. And so the teams played on. Aggressively. With style. With force. Each trying to find the other team’s weak point. Then, with 4:15 remaining in the second half, after a flurry of action in front of the L-P net, Palmer Ridge senior midfielder Matt Grant slipped a shot past Rangers’ senior goalie Hayden McPherson for what proved to be the game winner. “There was a lot of commotion, a lack of communication and (Palmer Ridge) had a great attack

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and a great strike by Matt Grant,” McPherson said. “Palmer Ridge played out of their minds today. Grant was man of the hour following the match. “I wanted to win so bad,” Grant said as he held the Monument Derby Cup. “This is my senior year. I have to get this win. That’s all that matters.” The Monument Derby Cup was positioned behind the L-P bench during the game. It was the first time in the history of the series that the Rangers held the prized trophy since the rivalry began in 2010. That was because they defeated Palmer Ridge, 2-1, in 2015. The first five meetings between the schools resulted in four Palmer Ridge victories and a tie. “This is always a tough game and everybody comes out fast,” said Neal, who maintains a 4.3 GPA, is ranked third in his class and a National Merit Scholarship Letter of Recommendation winner. “There’s always a lot of bodies flying out there. It’s very physical. Usually we’re the more physical team, but we didn’t have it today. “The rivalry runs deep and there are a lot of great guys on both teams.” Palmer Ridge coach Nick Odil understands the rivalry probably better than anyone. He is a 2001 L-P grad and was a member of the Rangers’ 2000 state championship team that featured current Major League Soccer standout Bobby Burling. Odil is the only coach Palmer Ridge has ever known. “I tell the guys I love this place, but compared to what we have now it was junk,” said Odil, who directed the Bears to a state runner-up finish in 2012 when it lost to Battle Mountain in a shootout. “I’ve got this connection in Monument nd this is a like a playoff game.

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Palmer Ridge senior midfielder Matt Grant holds the Monument Derby Cup after scoring the winning goal in the Bears’ 2-1 victory over crosstown rival Lewis-Palmer Oct. 13 at Don Breese Stadium.

And that playoff atmosphere is going to be good for us as we go forward.” L-P is trying to make it a soccer double for the school. In May, the Rangers’ girls won the state championship with a hard fought 1-0 win over Valor Christian at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. Looking at things objectively, there is a very good chance L-P and Palmer Ridge could make deep playoff runs. The PPAC is the best conference in the state. Hands

down. Cheyenne Mountain (whom Palmer Ridge tied on Oct. 6) is No. 1 in RPI, followed by Air Academy (whom L-P defeated on Oct. 6) and the Rangers. Palmer Ridge sits at No. 6. “We want to focus on the last game of the season. Making that a win,” Neal said. Sadly, only one team will win its final game of the season. Perhaps L-P and Palmer Ridge will meet again in the postseason? Only time will tell.

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October 19, 2016

DCC advances to state softball tournament Thunder (14-7) playing in Aurora for seventh time in eight seasons By Danny Summers

The Discovery Canyon softball team is headed to the state tournament for the seventh time in eight seasons after winning its Class 4A Region 4 tournament Oct. 15 at Runyon Field in Pueblo. The Thunder (14-7) was the No. 13 seed in the 32-team regional. It defeated No. 20 Pueblo County, 3-2, in the morning to set up a showdown with host and No. 4 Pueblo West (17-4) in the afternoon. The Thunder then rolled to a 12-3 victory over the Cyclones, who also advanced to the state tournament with a second-place finish at the regional. “We came out and played one of our best games of the year,” said Discovery Canyon coach Tanya Ramsay, who started the program from scratch in 2007. “We hit the ball really well and Corah (Price) pitched great.”

Price, a junior right-hander who missed several games this season with a concussion, pitched brilliantly in the regional. Against Pueblo County (14-8), she allowed just four hits while striking out and seven. Against Pueblo West, she struck out nine while allowing nine hits. She did not walk a batter in 14 innings of work. The Thunder came from-behind in both victories. Madison McCoy had a two-run single to spark a three-run third inning against Pueblo County. Price drove in the third run with a single. Larissa Lum paced the Thunder’s six-hit attack with two singles and a double. The Thunder trailed Pueblo West 3-2 after four innings before a 7-run outburst in the fifth gave it a commanding lead. Price and Maddie Dewey See Softball on Page 15 Courtesy Photo

Discovery Canyon junior right-hander Corah Price had a great day on the mound and at the plate while helping the Thunder to a regional softball championship Oct. 15 in Pueblo.

L-P’s Dawid and Rademacher finish second in state tennis tournament Rangers’ No. 3 doubles team won three matches; Discovery Canyon’s Nick Lorenz falls in semis of No. 1 singles

The Lewis-Palmer High School No. 3 doubles team of juniors Isaiah Dawid and Garrett Rademacher finished second at last week’s Class 4A state tennis tournament in Pueblo. Dawid and Rademacher lost to Kent Denver’s Nick Savignano and Coby Gold in three sets, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2, on Oct. 15. The Rangers’ duo advanced to the finals in relative ease with straight set victories over teams from Skyline, Aspen and Niwot on Oct. 13-14. Dawid and Rademacher scored nine points to help L-P to a seventhplace tie in the team standings with 11 points. Dawid and Rademacher were L-P’s first entry into a state finals

match since Aiden Reed at No. 1 singles in 2009. The only other L-P players to score points were Tanner Colson at No 3 singles, and the No. 4 doubles team of Zachary Lundgren and Reese Colson. Tanner Colson went 1-2 in his matches, losing his opening match before winning a playback. Lundgren and Reese Colson won their opening-round match, but lost in the quarterfinals. Discovery Canyon earned four points as a team. Thunder sophomore Nick Lorenz got three of those points. He lost in the semifinals in No. 1 singles to Casey Ross of Kent Denver, 1-6, 1-6. Lorenz then lost his playback match to Colorado Academy’s Richter Jordaan, 0-6, 3-6. Lorenz lost to Ross in the 2015 No. 1 singles state finals. Discovery Canyon No. 2 singles Dustin Bohuslavschi won his firstround match and then lost in the quarterfinals to Aspen’s Dillon Leasure, 1-6, 4-6. Palmer Ridge earned one team

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Week 9 of the 2011 season … Canon City is coming off a 28-27 loss to Falcon … The Tigers have lost five consecutive games since starting the season with back-to-back victories … The Tigers have been outscored 247 to 198 … Canon City is a pass-first team with more than 1,700 yards through the air between senior Luke Nethercot and junior Zac Hanenberg.

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Who: Discovery Canyon (7-0, 2-0) at Canon City (2-5, 0-2) When: Friday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m. Where: Canon City High School What you need to know: Discovery Canyon is coming off a 26-20 victory over Lewis-Palmer … The Thunder is the No. 1 ranked team in the state in the CHSAA writer’s poll … DCC has outscored opponents 287 to 94 this season and is averaging 295 yards per game on the ground … Thunder senior quarterback Tyler McFarland has six passing touchdowns and five rushing touchdowns … The Thunder has not lost a league game since

Who: Palmer Ridge (5-2, 2-0) vs. Thomas Jefferson (6-1, 2-0) When: Friday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m. Where: Don Breese Stadium What you need to know: This is a Class 3A East Metro Conference game … Palmer Ridge won its third consecutive game with a 42-0 victory over Denver North … Bears’ sophomore quarterback Ty Evans had touchdown passes of 85, 60 and 15 yards … Evans has thrown for more than 1,850 yards and 18 touchdowns … Palmer Ridge is playing at 3A this season after four years in 4A … Thomas Jefferson is coming off a 27-20 victory over Lin-

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Discovery Canyon’s Nick Lorenz lost in the semifinals of last week’s Class 4A state tennis tournament. He was playing at No. 1 singles.

point. It came from the No. 2 doubles team of Patrick Tooley and Tucker Balman, who defeated Cheyenne Mountain’s Michael Dashiell and Grant Leap in a first-round

match, 4-6, 3-6. Tooley and Balman lost in the quarterfinals to Silver Creek’s Jake Fuhrman and Justin Thompson, 3-6, 4-6.

coln … Thomas Jefferson has won three in a row since a 19-14 loss to Skyview … The Spartans have three shutouts this season and have outscored the opposition 226 to 61.

had 82 yards rushing and a score … Mitchell’s other victories this season are over Sierra, 42-14, and Ridge View Academy 28-18 … This is a Class 3A Southern Conference game.

Who: Lewis-Palmer (6-1, 1-1) at Mitchell (3-4, 1-1) When: Friday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m. Where: Garry Berry Stadium What you need to know: The Rangers are coming off a 26-20 loss to Discovery Canyon … L-P junior running back Dieudonne Van Chea missed the game with a right ankle injury suffered in the fourth quarter a week earlier against Canon City … Rangers’ senior quarterback Kevin Tims has six passing touchdowns and two rushing scores on the season … L-P has outscored opponents 177 to 126 … Mitchell is coming off a come-from-behind 20-19 victory over Woodland Park … Marauders senior quarterback Sean Cooper had 130 yards passing against Woodland Park, while senior running back Ty Williams

Who: The Classical Academy (61, 2-1) at Lamar (1-6, 0-3) When: Friday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m. Where: Lamar High School What you need to know: TCA is coming off a 38-26 Class 2A TriPeaks League victory over Florence … Titans running back Austin Weingart rushed for 172 yards and two touchdowns, while quarterback Cade Bethany threw for 181 yards and three scores … Lamar dropped its third straight game with a 42-0 loss at La Junta … The Savages have been outscored 125 to 13 in three league games and 234 to 36 on the season … Lamar has been shutout four times … Lamar was 4-5 last season … The Savages were 8-2 in 2014, losing in the first round of the 2A state playoffs to Eaton.

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Mighty Mile High Mites converge in Monument Ice Rinks NHL and Colorado Avalanche helping to grow hockey By Danny Summers

Learning to play hockey is more than just learning a game. At least that’s what 114 Tri-Lakes area youths are discovering this month at Monument Ice Rinks. The Mile High Mites program, the National Hockey League’s collaborative effort with its franchises and ice centers throughout the nation, is designed to help kids ages 3 to 10 learn to skate, pass and stickhandle, as well as understand the responsibility, character and teamwork needed to build and solidify important character traits needed to succeed on and off the ice. ““We just want them to have fun and we want to make sure this is a great experience,” said Monument Ice Rinks skating director Al Pedersen, who is in charge of the program that runs through Oct. 29.

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Former NHL defenseman Al Pedersen, left, is coordinating the Mile High Mites program at Monument Ice Rinks. More than 100 Tri-Lakes area youths are taking part in the program.

“A lot of these kids have never been on ice before, so we use buckets to help them stand up, break them up into different skill levels and teach the game the right way. It’s playground hockey out here.” Pedersen, a native of Canada and former NHL defensemen, coordi-

nated the efforts of several volunteers, including the Ice Center’s Triple-A Rampage players, to help the youngsters learn the finer points of the game. For $160, each child was given a full uniform (Mile High Mites jersey, helmets, skates, gloves, shoulder pads, shin guards, elbow pads,

pants, 30-inch equipment bag and Mile High Mites stick); six tickets to a Colorado Avalanche game with an average ticket price of $28-$59 per ticket; Hockey 101 for players and parents at the Pepsi Center in September, including equipment fittings and instruction; and 1 on-ice session that includes instruction from current Avalanche players or alumni. “I take pride in making sure their first experience is the best it can be so they keep coming back,” Pedersen said. The package deal was a nobrainer for many of the parents who signed their kids up for the program. “Without getting the gear we probably wouldn’t be doing this,” said Derek Neal, who had three kids involved with Mile High Mites. “We already have a couple of kids involved in hockey programs here, so this gave us a chance to get some of our younger kids involved.” For more information on Monument Ice Rinks and its programs, call 719-487-8572.

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when Discovery Canyon forced the Rangers into fourth-down-and 10 from their own 20-yard line. LP lined up in punt formation, but the snap went to quarterback Kevin Tims, who threw a pass that was knocked down by Thunder senior linebacker Mitchell Draper with 2:30 remaining. “If you’re not going to run (that play) in a surprise situation you’re probably not going to run it at all and you’re probably not going to get it,” L-P coach Dustin Tupper said of the fake punt. “I thought our defense was playing so well we could turn them away.” Ivy found the zone 74 seconds later, sending the Thunder faithful into a frenzy. The Thunder improved to 7-0, 2-0 in the Class 3A Southern League, and in the driver’s seat for its fifth consecutive conference title. But this victory was as hard-fought as any the team has had during its 23game league winning streak dating back to the final game of the 2011 season. “We have to keep doing what we’re doing and we’re going to have to take care of some those bumps and bruises in order for us to go the distance,” said Discovery Canyon coach Shawn Mitchell, who picked up his 100th career victory. “We got some guys banged up tonight and it’s tough to heal during the season.” Mitchell received a special honor

Photo by Julie Tims

Lewis-Palmer quarterback Kevin Tims, No. 11, scampers for a big gain down field.

after the game when he was presented with a trophy signifying his milestone win. He began his head coaching career at Harrison in 2000 and stayed with the Panthers until 2007 when he was hired at Discovery Canyon to start the program from scratch. Mitchell has built the Thunder into one of the state’s elite programs. Heading into the L-P game, the Thunder was third in RPI (Ratings Percentage Index). L-P (6-1, 1-1) was second. Earlier this season, Discovery Canyon throttled No. 1 Pueblo East (6-1) the two-time defending state champion. From the opening kickoff L-P proved it was not intimidated by the Thunder’s impressive resume. The Rangers drove 80 yards in 17 plays for a touchdown on its first posses-

sion, chewing up nearly seven minutes. The drive was capped when Tims hit sophomore wide receiver Joel Scott for a 13-yard touchdown pass. It was the first of two scores on the night for the combo. The Thunder needed only two plays and 49 seconds to counter LP’s quick score when Tomjack scampered 40 yards for a touchdown. The try for the extra point was blocked and L-P maintained a 7-6 advantage. A pair of 30-yard field goals by Cody Fitzgerald gave the Rangers a 13-6 halftime lead and the momentum. But the Thunder tied the score on its first drive of the second half, using 5:29 of the clock, before senior quarterback Tyler McFarland plunged into the end zone from a

yard out. Later in the fourth, with the Rangers leading 20-13, McFarland found seldom-used tight end Zane Nichols for a 30-yard touchdown pass in the right corner of the end zone. It was Nichols’ third catch of the season. “I have 100 percent confidence in Zane,” McFarland said. “Really, the whole team. The linemen gave me time all day. I could have had a cup of coffee back there.” L-P’s defense held the Thunder to under to a season-low in points and total yardage. Discovery Canyon came into the game averaging 312 yards per game, but was held to 193. “We had our intensity up the whole game and we expected nothing less,” said L-P senior linebacker Jordan Brines. “(Discovery Canyon) is a tough team and they got a good win tonight and we expect to see them again. “We’re going to come out and practice hard and do whatever it takes to win the rest of the games.” L-P was without the services of junior tailback Dieudonne Van Chea, who was out with an injured right ankle. Chea, who has 1,068 yards and 14 touchdowns, suffered the setback in a Week 6 victory over Canon City. Senior Spencer Ward started in place of Chea and had a game-high 93 yards. “I was just thinking I’m going to play my heart out, and I’m going to play tough football,” Ward said.

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Homecoming Discovery Canyon Discovery Canyon Campus High School Homecoming parade Thursday had a little something for everyone, with floats, firetrucks, candy broadcasts, classic cars and well-coiffed attendants. The game on Friday, and the dance on Saturday capped off a busy but almost-magical week for the Thunder.

The parade even featured a “Band on the Run,” of sorts.

Photos by Rob Carrigan

Top:The showdown between Discovery Canyon and Lewis-Palmer high schools lived up the hype, Friday night . And then some. The final of 26-20 was as close as the score indicated as two of the state’s top teams battled it out in front of a raucous crowd at District 20 Stadium on Oct. 14. Thursday during the parade, team illustrates their ‘get it done’ attitude before the game. Left: A sort of grizzly, green, Grim Reaper character illustrates the sentiment during the parade.

Lewis-Palmer High

Above: DCC Thunder Softball is riding high on Donald Wescott Fire equipment during Thursday’s parade. Below: DCC Middle School Student Council get into the act, as the big campus shows colors.

Lewis-Palmer High School held its homecoming Oct. 7. The Rangers’ football team defeated Canon City, 58-27. The king and queen were Elizabeth Reich and Billy Cook.

Photo Julie Tims

Photo Elizabeth Reich

Photo Julie Tims

Photo Elizabeth Reich

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Faces to Follow Isaiah Sanders, football Air Force Academy Sanders, a Palmer Ridge High School graduate, is in his first year at the Air Force Academy and is a member of the football team. Falcons coach Troy Calhoun does not suit up freshman very often, and Sanders is no exception. He is allowed to be on the sidelines during home games wearing Air Force gear. He says he is enjoying his time at the Academy and attends as many Palmer Ridge football games as possible. Alexa Smith volleyball University of Colorado Smith, a LewisPalmer High School graduate, is leading the University of Colorado volleyball team in kills this season with 182 in 56 sets played. She is second on the team in digs with 136. She also has 29 blocks, ranking third on the team. The 20th ranked Buffaloes knocked off No. 12 UCLA in a Pac 12 Confer-

ence match on Oct. 2. Smith is in her first season with CU. Nicole Mack volleyball Furman Mack, a resident of Cascade, is in her freshman season for the Furman University volleyball team. Mack played as a prep for Manitou Springs and Lewis-Palmer. She was a member LP’s back-to-back state championship teams in 2013 and 2014. She played golf as a freshman at Manitou. Cade Bethany football The Classical Academy Through the Titans’ first five games, Bethany, a junior quarterback, has thrown for 645 yards and 10 touchdowns, and rushed for 299 yards and four scores. Bethany had four touchdown passes in a win over Sterling on Sept. 9. He had two rushing touchdowns and a passing touchdown in the Titans’ 24-21 loss to La Junta on Sept. 30.

Photo by Julie Tims

The seniors played the juniors in the annual Lewis-Palmer High School powder puff football game on Oct. 3.

Seniors defeat juniors in L-P powder puff football By Tribune staff

The annual Lewis-Palmer High School powder puff football game was played Oct. 3 at Don Breese Stadium. The seniors defeated the juniors.


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had three RBI’s apiece to pace the Thunder’s 15hit attack. Ki Givens, Karlyn Rainey Lum had two RBI’s apiece. Sami Edwards chipped in with three hits, while McCoy added two. The victory over Pueblo West was especially sweet considering that just 12 days earlier Pueblo West defeated the Thunder, 9-3, in a non-league game at Discovery Canyon. “We had a tough day and a lot of missed opportunities,” Ramsay said of the earlier game against Pueblo West. “It was nice to see the girls come out today and respond the way they did and turn things around.” Discovery Canyon will open the 16-team single elimination state tournament Oct. 21 at the Aurora Sports Complex. If they win twice that day, they would advance to the Oct. 22 semifinals, and possibly finals. Discovery Canyon won the Pikes Peak Athletic Conference this season. The league is considered one of the best in the state. Also advancing to the state tournament from the PPAC are Air Academy and Falcon, who both won their regionals. “It shows you how tough our league is,” Ramsay said.

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