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“The sky is falling, the sky is falling!” - Chicken Little

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Breaking News: A space shuttle has been destroyed by a meteor shower, killing everyone on board. According to NORAD, Denver and other parts of the world are in the midst of a major meteorite shower. Scientists at NASA have just learned that a large asteroid will collide with Earth in only 18 days. Basically, folks, our planet will be destroyed.

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Is it Hollywood hype, or do Americans have a fascination or fear or both that someday a remnant from the solar system the size of a football field will plummet to Earth at lightening speed and destroy us all? To better understand the “sky is falling” spectacle, read on.

FIRST, A FEW DEFINITIONS Meteor: bits of space debris coming from the solar system that fall through the earth’s atmosphere. Meteor is the term used for the actual streaks of light that can be seen in the sky as the debris enters the atmosphere. Meteor is from the Greek word “meteoron,” which means a “phenomenon in the sky.” Meteor Shower: a number of meteors radiating from one point in the sky. They’re caused by a stream of meteoroids. Meteoroid: the small rocky debris that is “flying around” in space or the atmosphere. Meteorite: a piece of rock that is strong and large enough to survive the journey through space and then land on the surface of Earth. Stony meteorites make up about 93 percent of all meteorites found on Earth. They can be divided into chondrites and achondrites. Chondrites are made up of the same dust and debris that formed the earth at the beginning of the solar system 4.5 billion years ago. Achondrites have been geologically processed. Meteorites are smaller

than asteroids or comets. Asteroid: small planetary bodies that revolve around the sun. Scientists state that most asteroids are located between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter – the asteroid belt. They vary in size. According to NASA, more than 200 asteroids are larger than 60 miles in diameter in the “belt.” More than 750,000 asteroids in the belt have diameters larger than 3/5 of a mile. There are millions of smaller ones. Comet: an icy body that releases gas or dust. Comets travel around the sun in long, oval orbits. The center of the comet is a ball of ice and rocky dust particles (resembling a dirty snowball). The ice is mainly frozen water but can include other frozen substances like ammonia, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and methane.

METEORITES FOR SALE AND OTHER PHENOMENA • A meteoroid heading toward Earth can be redirected by exploding a nuclear device near it. The radiation “pulse” from the explosion pushes the meteorite off course. • Some meteoroids enter the Earth’s atmosphere at 130,000 mph. • Meteorites contain the oldest known rocks in the solar system. • In 1985, a study by the science journal “Nature” concluded that the rate of a meteorite hitting humans was .0055 per year – once in every 180 years. • As many as four billion meteoroids fall to Earth each day – most are very tiny.

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• In 2004, a 30-foot wide meteoroid hit the atmosphere over Antarctica and left 2 million lbs. of dust in its wake – enough to affect the climate on the other side of the planet. • More than 24,000 meteorites have landed on Earth, but only 34 are believed to have originated on Mars. • The International Space Station is covered with a foot-thick layer of Kevlar to protect it from an estimated 100,000 meteoroids that have or will hit the station. • When a meteorite is found, the Antarctic Search for Meteorites team records its location, size, color, amount of fusion crust, probable type and anything else of importance. Meteorites collected by the ANSMET team in Antarctica are packed in dry ice to mimic conditions in the field and shipped to the Antarctic Meteorite Laboratory at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. • Meteorites are for sale on eBay.

FROM THE SKY TO FAME There are a few meteors, comets and asteroids that are stars in their own right. Perseid meteors are fast, entering Earth’s atmosphere at about 133,200 mph. Most are the size of sand grains; some are as big as peas or marbles. Almost none of these hit the ground. The Perseids come from the debris of the comet Swift-Tuttle, which is the largest object that is known to make repeated passes near Earth. Its nucleus is about 6 miles, which is the size that wiped

Rumors of comets hitting Earth were fueled in the early 1990s by astronomer Brian Marsden, who determined that SwiftTuttle could hit Earth. Further observation concluded it could not happen. However, Marsden predicted that the comet and Earth could experience a near miss in the year 3044.

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The Swift-Tuttle was first discovered in 1862 and last viewed in 1992, seen only through binoculars. It is due to return in 2126 and hopefully observers will be able to see it via the naked eye.

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Hoba is the largest meteorite ever found on Earth. It is made of iron and weighs more than 60 tons. It was discovered in 1920 near a farm in Namibia in South Africa. Although it was huge, it didn’t create a crater in the earth’s surface. It entered the earth’s atmosphere at a shallow angle, supposedly slowed by the atmospheric drag.

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Meteors... Continued from Page 3 with Halley’s Comet. One of NASA’s deep space satellites was redirected to monitor the solar wind upstream from Halley. Halley’s Comet is one of only three that has been monitored by spacecraft. Its nucleus measures about 10 by 5 by 5 miles. Ceres was the first asteroid discovered and is the largest in the main asteroid belt. A monk in Italy, Guiseppe Piazzi, discovered the asteroid. Ceres is named after the Roman goddess of the harvest, of growing plants and motherly love. Astronomers have said that Ceres’ interior is loaded with frozen water. It is 580 miles in diameter – about the size of Texas – and accounts for 25 percent of the asteroid belt’s total mass.

METEOR SHOWERS Leonids is the largest meteor shower known. The Leonids shower is debris from the comet 55P/Temple-Tuttle. The comet returns to the vicinity of the earth every 33 years, but its effects vary. In 1966, this meteor shower measured 150,000 (40 per second) over two hours – the heaviest shower ever recorded. In February 1998, the comet TempelTuttle crossed Earth’s orbit again and the Leonids were highly anticipated. Scientists expected a great showing, but it was light – about 1,000 meteors per hour.

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• On Aug. 30, 31 B.C., Cleopatra, queen of Egypt and lover of Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, takes her life following the defeat of her forces against Octavian, the future first emperor of Rome. Although Cleopatra had no Egyptian blood, she alone in her ruling house learned Egyptian.

• On Sept. 3, 1777, the American flag is flown in battle for the first time, during a Revolutionary War skirmish at Cooch’s Bridge, Maryland. The national flag, which became known as the “Stars and Stripes,” was based on the “Grand Union” flag, a banner carried by the Continental Army in 1776.

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• On Aug. 31, 1888, Mary Ann Nichols, the first victim of London serial killer “Jack the Ripper,” is found murdered in Whitechapel’s Buck’s Row. On Nov. 7, after a month of silence, Jack took his fifth and final victim, Mary Kelly. In 1892, with no leads found and no more murders recorded, the Jack the Ripper file was closed. • On Sept. 1, 1983, Soviet jet fighters intercept a Korean Airlines passenger flight in Russian airspace and shoot the plane down, killing 269 passengers and crew members. The KAL flight had veered onto a course that was close to one being simultaneously flown by a U.S. spy plane. • On Sept. 2, 1996, Michael Jackson earns his 12th and final solo No. 1 with the R&B

• On Sept. 4, 1951, President Harry Truman’s opening speech before a conference in San Francisco is broadcast across the nation, marking the first time a television program was broadcast from coast to coast. • On Sept. 5, 1972, at the Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany, a group of Palestinian terrorists storms the Olympic Village apartment of the Israeli athletes, killing two and taking nine others hostage. The terrorists, known as Black September, demanded that Israel release more than 230 Arab prisoners being held in Israeli jails. In an ensuing shootout at the Munich airport, the nine Israeli hostages were killed. (c) 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.

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-A man is sitting at Rodz Bar & Grill. He is there for karaoke, where he will sing his regulars such as “Eight Days a Week”, “American Girl”, and of course “Pretty Fly for a White Guy”. He has fun with karaoke, but in reality, he is very lonely. -A woman in the other room is bowling. She isn’t great, but she has fun with it. It’s the one time a week she can really let loose and not worry about the bills, her ex, or her overbearing mother. She is at peace when she bowls, but needs more in life. The man and the woman are soul mates. Unfortunately, because of his love for karaoke, and her love for bowling, they will never meet. Their lives will end useless and lonely in a retirement home, where their shelves and bed tables will lie naked without the captured memories of a family; a family they never had. That’s why Pinz Bowling Center has created the lucrative, and luscious, Bowl-araoke! Where people of all ages and passions can bowl and sing, all in the same room. Starting September 3rd, Bowl-araoke will be the hot new way to spend your Friday nights. So, bring the kids and the parents. Bring the football team or your girlfriend. Bring your Grandmother and your dog (of course, there are no pets allowed). Bowl-a-raoke is for everyone. Who knows, maybe you’ll find your future spouse, singing a perfect chorus of “Don’t stop believing”. Then

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9. GEOGRAPHY: What did the African nation of Burkina Faso used to be called? 10. RELIGION: What was Pope John Paul II’s real name?

in a quarter (14). Who else holds the 5. Who is the all-time leading scorer in men’s Olympic hockey? had Dale Earnhardt Jr. made the Chase for the Cup, and what was his highest finish? 7. When was the last time before the French Open in 2010 that tennis’ Williams sisters were the top two seeds in a Grand Slam tournament?

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1. Name two of the six bands Rod Stewart was with before he went solo. 2. In 1973, an album came out in gold vinyl. Name the group and the album? 3. Which artist released “What’s Going On?” and when? 4. Which 1950s heartthrob was responsible for hits such as “De De Dinah,” “You Excite Me” and “Venus”? 5. Name the artist who released “Lightnin’ Strikes.” 6. “Gloria,” “Redondo Beach” and “Birdland” all came from which Patti Smith album? (c) 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.

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New DVD Releases for Week of August 30, 2010 PICKS OF THE WEEK Unless you’re champing at the bit to get “Marmaduke” on DVD, there really aren’t any notable movie releases this week. However, we are on the cusp of Back to School season, so to get you in the mood, here’s a list of some of classic school movies you might want to revisit: “Goodbye, Mr. Chips” (Unrated) -- Robert Donat won the Best Actor Oscar in 1939

(beating out James Stewart, Clark Gable and Laurence Olivier) for his performance as the headmaster of an English boarding school. “Goodbye Mr. Chips” tells the story of Mr. Chipping, spanning his 50 years at the fictional school, from his first day as an unsure Latin teacher to a wizened old headmaster beloved by thousands. The enchanting Greer Garson made her first film appearance as Chipping’s young wife, who tragically dies in childbirth. Although the film can be a little heavy-handed with sentimentality, it is a heartwarming and entertaining movie from Hollywood’s Golden Age that still holds up today. “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” (Rated R) -- Before John Hughes showed up and ruined the teen movie genre (yeah, I said it!), there was “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” -- a film more true-to-life than anything that hack ever churned out. It also launched the careers of Cameron Crowe, Amy Heckerling, Sean Penn, Judge Reinhold and Jennifer Jason Leigh. And let’s face it, most guys from my generation saw that movie at least 10 times just for that scene

with Phoebe Cates coming out of the swimming pool wearing that awesome red bikini. “Rock ‘N’ Roll High School” (Rated PG) -The Ramones bring down Vince Lombardi High School with the Power of Their Rock in this low-budget Roger Corman cult classic. The acting is horrible, the jokes are cheesy, but it doesn’t matter. The movie has such a frantic, anarchic energy to it that you can’t stop watching. “National Lampoon’s Animal House” (Rated R) -- The movie that spawned a thousand highschool cafeteria food fights and made John Belushi a movie star, “Animal House” is the greatest college comedy ever made. Its story about a fraternity of losers, slobs and outcasts getting revenge on the snooty rich kids has been used as a template for hundreds of films ever since. “Back to School” (Rated PG-13) -- How can I do a Back to School feature and NOT include this Rodney Dangerfield comedy classic?

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Rodney stars as Thornton Melon, a rich guy who returns to college in order to get closer to his son. He’s so rich he gets NASA and Kurt Vonnegut Jr. to do his homework for him. But Melon’s hijinks have a price, and he learns there are some things money can’t buy.

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LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Your ability to maintain a balance between sense and sentiment once again helps you sort through apparently conflicting choices and ultimately arrive at the right decision.

TRIVIA TEST ANSWERS 1. Central 2. Hidden 3. Fish 4. Nostromo 5. Daughters of the American Revolution 6. George Harrison 7. Eight years 8. A fraction where the numerator is greater than or equal to its denominator. 9. Upper Volta 10. Karol Wojtyla

SPORTS QUIZ ANSWERS 1. Tommy Harper had 54 stolen bases in 1973. 2. False. He was tied for third with teammate Don Drysdale (1,910), behind Bob Gibson (2,071) and Jim Bunning (2,019). 3. Art Schlichter, in 1978. 4. John Lucas had 14 assists in a quarter for San Antonio in 1984. 5. Finland’s Teemu Selanne, with 37 points (20 goals, 17 assists). 6. Three times, with a fifth-place finish in 2004 and 2006. 7. The Australian Open in 2003.

FLASH BACK ANSWERS 1. Five Dimensions, The Hoochie Coochie Men, Soul Agents, Shotgun Express, The Jeff Beck Group and Faces. Stewart went solo in late 1969 with his first album, “An Old Raincoat Won’t Ever Let You Down,” released in the U.S. as “The Rod Stewart Album.” 2. Grand Funk Railroad’s “We’re An American Band.” The album was the band’s first under its shortened name, “Grand Funk.” 3. Marvin Gaye, in 1971. The song topped the R&B charts and hit No. 2 on the pop charts. 4. Frankie Avalon. He started performing at the age of 12. 5. Lou Christie, in 1965. Of all of Christie’s singles, it’s the only one that hit No. 1. 6. Her first album, “Horses,” in 1975.

AUGUST 30, 2010 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This could be the time to try soothing whatever bad feelings might be lingering ‘twixt and among colleagues, friends or family members. But be sure you do so without favoring any side. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) An idea is only an idea until you put that clever Bovine mind to work to develop it from concept to substance. This could lead to something rewarding, both emotionally and monetarily. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) The early part of the week could have some disconcerting moments, but approaching them with a calm, unruffled attitude goes a long way toward helping to get things nicely settled down. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Getting used to change continues to mark much of the week. But accepting what you have to do makes adapting that much easier. A welcome visitor could turn up sooner than expected. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Learning how to live with a decision is a challenge, but one you Leos and Leonas could really enjoy. You’ll also be pleased to see your social life take that upsurge you’ve been hoping for. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Use your perceptive Virgo instinct to help you see the positive aspects of what, at first, appears to be a disappointment. You could find that it proves to be quite the contrary.

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SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Before you seek the advice of colleagues about a potential career move, you might be better off getting counsel from someone who won’t be affected by the choices you make. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) It can be a challenging week for some relationships if the normal give-and-take flow changes with one side doing most of the giving and the other the taking. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A new opportunity could bring with it much anticipation along with some anxiety. Take time to sort out your options as well as your emotional considerations. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Are you sure you have all the facts you need to let that matter move to another level? Don’t be rushed into a decision unless and until you feel it’s the right thing to do. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Pace yourself as you prepare to take on that more demanding project. Be careful not to let your energy reserves drain away. Take time to relax with people close to you. BORN THIS WEEK: You have the ability to see both sides of a situation. You would do well as a counselor or a judge.

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THE MARRIAGE ZONE: FIRST STEPS FOR DIVORCE By Christopher C. Meyer © 2010

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f you are seriously thinking about getting divorced, what steps can you take to start preparing? Assuming minor children are not involved, your financial security should be your primary focus. Once you are divorced, are you going to be able to support yourself, or are you going to need help? If you are going to need help, is your spouse going to be able to provide it? As is the case with all financial matters, it is important to be organized and disciplined. Your divorce will probably be the biggest business transaction you will ever be involved in. You should have a good idea of how things will look after the transaction is completed. Create a budget to determine your future financial needs. A good way to do this is to download the sworn financial statement (SFS) from the Colorado Courts website (go to self-help forms, domestic). Each party in a divorce cases is required to file a sworn financial statement with the Court. The SFS is also an excellent budgeting tool for planning pur-

September 14 - El Padrino Restaurant - 6:30 to 9pm 13425 Voyager Pkwy, Colorado Springs (719) 487-2727 “Asking For Business” Workshop / Cost: Whatever you decide to drink or eat.Join us for an evening of great food, fellowship and fun! Go to www. meetup.com/trilakesnetworkingteam to register!

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Monument Art Hop Third Thursdays of each month May through September 5:00 - 8:00 pm The galleries, restaurants and boutiques of historic downtown Monument stay open until 8:00pm for a celebration featuring art openings and other special events. Visit www.monumentarthop.org for more information including monthly shows and events.

The Original Monument Farmer’s Market Saturday - Monument Plaza - 6/26 thru 10/2 Sunday - Palmer Lake - 7/4 thru 10/3

2010 Annual Golf Classic Eisenhower Blue Course at the USAFA Friday, September 3, 2010 - 7 am - Registration, 8 am start This annual event is a great opportunity to enjoy a wonderful Colorado golf venue, make new friends and renew old acquaintances. Some of our foursomes have been participating for years. It is also a great way to show your appreciation and spend the day with your key clients. The course is an 18-hole facility that features 7,301 yards of golf from the l! ongest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 74.2 and it has a slope rating of 137. The registration fee this year is only $125 per person and includes your green fees, range balls, golf cart, lunch, golf shirts, goodie bag, prizes, and more! Download your registration form from the Chambers homepage or stop by the Chamber office. Deadline for registration is August 27. Come out and enjoy a day of golf at the USAFA Blue Course.

Labor Day Weekend End of Summer Bash Southwinds Fine Art Studio Gallery, 16575 Roller Coaster Road September 3, 4, 5 - 10 am to 8 pm This is a come one, come all family event with free food, LIVE MUSIC, fun and door prizes. We will be serving hot dogs and brats during each day. Come on out and enjoy a day of art while also satisfying your hunger. Southwinds Fine Art, 16575 Roller Coaster Road, corner of Baptist/ Hodgen Road and Roller Coaster Road. 719 481-6157. More details cal! l Michael Couillard 719 651-7722

Open House. Tri Lakes Women’s Club Thursday, September 9 - 4pm to 7pm At the Tri Lakes Center for the Arts, 305 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Join us to learn about our organization, our fund-raising efforts and our many contributions to the community. Wine and snacks will be provided. Call 719-6501397.

Children’s Music/Family Day September 11th - 10am to 4pm Wonderland Ranch - Black Forest - Hodgen/Volmer Live children’s musical entertainment/workshops/games and story teller. wonderlandranch.com

All American Glass, Pottery & More Show & Sale

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Gale’s Tea House at The Hideaway 3805 Walker Rd., CS 80908 September 15, 2010 - 12:00 noon End 2:00 p.m. Come and experience a full High Tea in the beautiful surroundings of The Hideaway. Tea includes a sampling of savories, scones, fruits, teas and desserts. You will be charmed by our Tea Specialist who will enlighten us on tea history. To complete your memorable day, we will have live music! Price $18 per person. For reservations, call Billie Murch at 481-9827

HMMA Annual Chili Cook-Off and Tasting Saturday, September 18 Get out your secret chili recipe, chop some chilies and fire up the stove! Cook a pot of chili and enter the annual HMMA Chili Cook-off. Food vendors, music and fun for the entire family! An annual event that benefits local causes including the beautification of Historic Downtown Monument and Tri-Lakes Cares, the Chili Cook-Off and Tasting is one of Monument’s most popular events. Community Chili Teams will Shoot It Out for Awards and Prizes. Your vote will determine the People’s Choice Awards. Chili Tasting and Baked Spuds are available along with cold craft beer from Bristol Brewing and HOT live music. This year the Chili Cook-off takes place at the corner of Second and Front Streets in Historic Downtown Monument. For more information, please contact vmynhier@townofmonument.net Do You Dish Out a Mean Chili? Take a group of your favorite friends, co-workers, club members, relatives, poker buddies, sewing circles, etc., and mix well. Add your groups’ knowledge of the best darn chili this side of the Palmer Divide. Stir contents in Historic Downtown Monument. Entry fee is $35 per team. Call Vicki Mynhier at 719.460.4179 for more information.

Women’s Breakfast Event - Choosing To Be Beautiful Saturday, September 18 - 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon Tri-Lakes Incubator - 14960 Woodcarver Rd., Monument How your whole image affects your attitude. Tips for dressing and accessorizing with style/Strategies for speaking with confidence/Color and makeup tips to enhance your natural beauty/ How you can exude confidence and poise/Secrets of lasting, true beauty. Tickets: $25.00 includes a full breakfast / $30.00 after September 8th Registration: Online at www.CrossingYourBridge.com

Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk America the Beautiful Park, Colorado Springs Saturday, 9/18/2010 - 7:30am/12:00pm The Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk® is a 5K walk and is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research - and it calls on volunteers of all ages to become champions in the fight against Alzheimer’s. By teaming up with the Alzheimer’s Association, you can walk with a purpose - and move us closer to a world without Alzheime! r’s. Together, we can MOVE a nation! If you’re the kind of person who’s not going to sit on the sidelines when there’s a chance to change the future, then you’re the person we need. Please register now at www.alz. org/co. Event Check-in: 7:30 am Memory Walk: 9:00 am Contact: Karen Burghart at 719.266.8773 or karen.burghart@alz.org

Peak Ranch Alpacas - National Alpaca Farm Day Saturday - September 25 -19850 Beacon Lite Rd., Monument With Contemporary Jazz Artists DOTSERO! (719-232-8509)

Alpaca Roundup at Pikes Peak Alpacas

Douglas County Events Center 500 Fairgrounds Rd., Castle Rock, CO September 11th & 12th -10:00 Am - 4:00 PM 34 of the very best antique dealers from many states plus Authors of renown Glassware Books, Randy & Debbie Coe, Show features American made home decor, glass, dinnerware and pottery of previous years spanning predepression, depression era, mid-century and modernism periods.Hourly door prize certificates, antique glass reference l! ibrary, glass identification. Douglas County Events Center - 500 Fairgrounds Rd, Castle Rock, CO (Exit 181) Sept 11 & 12th 10:00AM - 4:00PM Admission $4 Free Parking

18520 hannon Rd. Black Forest, CO 80908 25 September 2010 - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Have you ever wondered what an alpaca is or just wanted to get up close and personal with one? Here’s your chance. Join the South Eastern Colorado Alpaca Breeders as we circle the wagons for an ‘Alpaca Roundup’ to celebrate National Alpaca Farm Days at Pikes Peak Alpacas from 10:00 to 4:00 on Saturday, 25 September for a fun, free and educational day. A dozen local alpaca breeders and artisans with varied backgrounds, experience and skill sets will be here to answer your questions about alpacas. We can also be reached at (719) 481-4946 or staleyck@att.net.”

poses. The SFS will tell you how much you will need to cover your projected expenses. You can then use the form to estimate your spouse’s future needs and financial resources.

debt or joint accounts with your ex-spouse after the divorce. Keep in mind that there are certain actions you can take before the divorce is filed that are subject to an automatic temporary injunction after the case is filed. For example, after the divorce is filed, your ability to transfer or dispose of marital property is restricted, except in the usual course of business or for the necessities of life, unless you get your spouse’s consent or a Court order.

Educate yourself about the process and your prospects. Knowledge is power! There is a lot of information available, especially on the internet. Try to be objective about your situation. Don’t put a lot of faith in stories you hear from others about their divorce. Each case is different. No one is exactly like you. After you have acquired some useful knowledge, you may want to consult with a family law attorney to make sure that you understand what you are getting into. Get a job! It is likely that you are going to have to contribute to your own support. If you are unemployed or underemployed, get going! Take an inventory of your skills. Think about what you enjoy doing. Let folks know you are looking for work. Start taking care of the nuts and bolts of being single again. Do you have credit in your own name? If you don’t, get some. Do you have accounts in your sole name? If not, open some. Download your credit report and get to work. Get rid of unnecessary credit cards. Close as many joint accounts as you can, including bank accounts. You don’t want to have joint

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If divorce is unavoidable, start your preparation. The more work you put into it, the better the results. This article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice about your case.

Chris Meyer is an attorney practicing family law in Northern El Paso County. Chris’ law practice is limited to domestic relations cases. Chris has been practicing law since 1977. He is a former prosecutor and is licensed to practice law in Colorado, Florida, California and Wisconsin. Chris can be contacted at 719-488-9395. Chris’s website (www.cmeyerlaw. com) has additional divorce and family law information and many other articles.


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