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Long before man decided to give flying a try, the Chinese military had been using hot air to float paper lanterns, called Kongming lanterns, as a way to signal troops in various areas. If you’ve ever seen the movie “Tangled,” then you know what we mean; if you haven’t seen it, you should. Anyway, these lanterns can be traced back as far as somewhere between 220 and 280 AD.

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main components: a bag (called the 4, 1783. That flight lasted 10 minenvelope), a basket (often made of utes. wicker) and a source of heat (usually an open flame). The heated air fills the envelope and since hot air rises, the hot air helps make all the components of the vessel buoyant and up everything goes. The first hot air balloon to carry pasThe envelope of modern hot air bal- sengers was launched on Sept. 19, loons is typically made from nylon 1783. The balloon, called “Aerostat fabric while the material closest to Reveillon,” was manned (and we use the flame put out by the burner is that term very loosely) by a sheep, made from a fire resistant material. a duck and a rooster. The balloon’s The difference between hot air bal- creator, scientist Pilatre de Rozier, loons and balloons that use helium sent the farm animals into the sky is that the bottom of the envelope beneath his hot air balloon, which on a hot air balloon is not sealed. stayed aloft for a whopping 15 minInitially, the envelope is filled with utes. But on that fateful day, man cool air from a fan then the burner realized the possibility of air travel (usually fueled by propane) heats had become a reality. the air to finish the inflation process.

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The typical design of a thermal airOn Nov. 21, 1783, de Rozier and ship is similar to a hot air balloon Marquis Fran ois d’Arlandes se- except that the thermal airship’s encured the privilege of taking the velope is pressurized and the burner first untethered flight to carry hu- is mounted inside the envelope. The man passengers. It’s said that origi- high pressure within the balloon nally King Louis XVI had decided prevents denting when traveling at to use condemned criminals as the high speeds. Thermal airships also first test pilots but was convinced make use of a propeller on the tail otherwise. The brothers stayed aloft end of the ship, allowing for increased speed resulting in improved for 20 minutes. steering capabilities. A new hot air travel record was set in 1785 when a Frenchman named Smoke balloons were a popular atJean Pierre Blanchard and Ameri- traction in traveling fairs in the late can John Jeffries, joined together as 1800s to early 1900s. This method a team to attempt a trip across the involved the balloonist attaching English Channel. Their flight was himself to a parachute and to the successful; however, de Rozier’s at- balloon. Assistants would help the tempt later that same year was not. balloonist position his attached balHe was killed when the two bal- loon over a fire pit. The air inside loons he was using, one filled with the balloon would increase in temhydrogen and one filled with hot air, perature and as long as the balloon exploded just half an hour after taking to the air. Hot Air Travel...

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degrees Fahrenheit is used to heat the air in the envelope, the fabric can withstand somewhere between hadn’t caught fire, the assistants 400 and 500 hours of flight before would let go and the balloon, et al., needing replacement. would shoot into the air. When the On Jan. 7, 1793, President balloon got as high as it would go, • George Washington was in attenthe balloonist would detach himself from it and use the parachute to dance at the first hot air balloon flight in North America, piloted by safely return to the ground. Jean Pierre Blanchard. Hot Air Travel... Continued from Page 3

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• On July 7, 1852, according to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories, Dr. John H. Watson is born. Coincidentally, the author died on this day in England at the age of 71. His first Sherlock Holmes story, “A Study in Scarlet,â€? was published in Beeton’s Christmas Annual in 1887. • On July 3, 1863, on the third day of the Battle of Gettysburg, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s last attempt at breaking the Union line ends in disastrous failure, bringing the most decisive battle of the American Civil War to an end. Exhausted, both armies held their positions until the night of July 4, when Lee withdrew. • On July 5, 1946, French designer Louis Reard unveils a daring two-piece swimsuit at a Paris swimming pool. A Parisian showgirl modeled the new fashion, which Reard dubbed “bikini,â€? inspired by a U.S. atomic test that took place off the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean earlier that week.

beaten to death inside her home in Cleveland. Her husband, Dr. Sam Sheppard, claimed to see a man with bushy hair fleeing the scene, but the authorities charged Sheppard with killing his pregnant wife. Sheppard’s case provided the loose inspiration for the hit television show “The Fugitive.�

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• On July 2, 1964, in a nationally televised ceremony, President Lyndon Johnson signs into law the historic Civil Rights Act. The Civil Rights Act met tough opposition in the House and a lengthy, heated debate in the Senate before being approved. • On July 6, 1976, in Annapolis, Md., the United States Naval Academy admits women for the first time in its history with the induction of 81 female midshipmen. In May 1980, Elizabeth Anne Rowe became the first woman member of the class to graduate.

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SNIPPETZ COMMUNITY CALENDAR To submit your event: http://snippetzonline.com/submit-an-event.html Due to a limited amount of space, submissions to the Snippetz Community Calendar will be restricted to non-profit organizations, community clubs, and Snippetz advertiser events. VFW OPEN MEETING Sundance Mountain Lodge Carson Room 3rd Tuesday of the Month 6pm Meeting open to the public. Tri-Lakes HAP-py Feet Foot Care Clinic Tri-Lakes Senior Center Second Wednesday of each Month To schedule an appointment, call Bob at the Visiting Nurse Association on Tuesday through Thursday between 9 and 4, at 719 577-4448. GLENEAGLE SERTOMA CLUB MEETING Luncheon meeting every Wed. 11:45 a.m. Liberty Heights 12105 Ambassador Drive, (off Voyager Blvd in Col Springs). We offer interesting speakers and programs. Everyone is welcome. Info: Call Garrett Barton at 433-5396 or Bob Duckworth at 481-4608 or visit www.gleneaglesertoma.org. HISTORIC WALKING TOURS of Palmer Lake, Monument, Castle Rock. Guided by local historian Jim Sawatzki. Individuals, Clubs & Organizations Tours approx.1 1/2 hrs. 1-mi long. Call 719-481-3963 palmerdivideproductions.com BAR BINGO American Legion post 9-11 at The Depot Primrose St. - Palmer Lake Every Wednesday 5:30 -7:30 Bingo $1.00 a card. Burrito bar, Malibu Buckets, and $2.00 Bud Beers

and people around the world. Please contact MReichal@ aol.com 719-313-0688 for club details. We Serve. VFW LADIES AUXILIARY MONTHLY MEETING Sundance Mountain Lodge Carson Room 3rd Thursday of the Month 6:30 pm for more information contact Martine Arndt at 487-9225. KARAOKE FRIDAYS Oakley’s Cafe & Bistro Every Friday 8:30pm Karaoke with JR’s Ultimate Entertainment every Friday starting at 8:30pm. Karaoke and music til midnight. WOMANS AUXILIARY STREET SALE American Legion Post 9-11 at The Depot Primrose St. - Palmer Lake Every Saturday 8:00- 1:00 Set up a table for only $5.00. Sell all your unwanted items. Call Alicia @ 481-8668 to reserve your space or come on by to browse others wares.

TICKETS: $100 Families (same household) / $25 Individual Children under 5 FREE / Active Military 20% Discount

SOUTH AMERICAN WINE TASTING (free event) 19850 Beacon Lite Rd; Monument, CO 80132 July 20, 2013 10-4pm In celebration of the alpacas homeland, we will have some wonderful selections wines from the very best vineyards in South america. Come and experience a fun, family day at the ranch. Sparkling cider for the kids. Boutique Sale and free alpaca tours.

LIONS CLUB MEETING 1st Thursday of the Month 6:00PM-8:30PM MONUMENT HILL COUNTRY CLUB Beginning September 6th. TriLakes has Lions on the 1st Thursday of each month! Your family can make help enrich lives for our El Paso County families

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2013: A WATER ODYSSEY By Nick Yanez

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hen I was a child, I was led to believe that the future would bring us hovers and spacehigh skyscrapers. It was implied that cities would reach the outer atmosphere; our cars soaring through the sky would park in suspended lots above the clouds. My parents taught me to dream big, sure, but the internet and television told me to expect unreasonable technologies. I thought the world could provide me with anything. I thought virtual reality was just another Nintendo product away. I thought gasoline and oil would be obsolete; nothing but water and the sun needed here. Mankind didn’t let me down. They didn’t disappoint, necessarily. They did over hype themselves though. As if the human race was an ever evolving intelligence, rapidly developing planets and moons, I believed we were capable of literally anything within a few short years. While the iPad and Google Glass are great, they simply don’t live up to the rumors and fiction of the 1990’s. Remember when 2000 was an unreachable futuristic dimension? Well, that was 13-years ago. It came and went. I was wrong. They were wrong. Luckily, I’m not giving up on mankind yet. It may be slower than we wanted, but we as a species are developing some pretty impressive hardware. Which brings me to this week’s point. Have you ever seen a cheesy flick where the hero’s are in an epic car chase? The villains are gaining and, sure enough, corner our protagonists. They usually are stopped by either a mass of water or a canyon. Something that their vehicle can simply not overcome. But then, just as a somber resolution approaches, the car does something

THE PALMER LAKE HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS “The Western Museum of Mining and Industry: Past, Present, and Future”

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he Palmer Lake Historical Society invites the public on Thursday, July 18, 2013, at 7:00 P.M. to the Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent, Palmer Lake, CO 80133, as Richard Sauers takes us on a journey from the beginnings of the Western Museum of Mining and Industry to the present, Museum is a place to learn about and discusses upcoming plans and the rocks you eat, experiment with programs. gold panning, play with hands-on exhibits, dress up like a miner, visit The Western Museum of Mining burros, Chism and Nugget, and see and Industry offers over 27 acres to how families lived in the 1890s. see how turn-of-the-century miners timbered, drilled, blasted, mucked, This event is free and refreshments and hauled ore from the mine to the will be served after the presentastamp mill, where ore was crushed tion. and processed. On display are opVisit us at erable steam engines, including a www.palmerdividehistory.org. 37-ton Corliss Steam Engine. The

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miraculous. It becomes a plane or a boat, riding off into a safe and free distance, away from the bad guys. I have great news America. This car now exists. Well, half of it anyway. A California based company, fittingly named WaterCar, is now taking orders for an ambitious new vehicle called the Panther. The car is what the company suggests; at first an ordinary looking jeep-like vehicle, that can turn into a boat. Yes, it functions as both! The advanced vehicle has been in the works for over 14 years according to the companies owner Dave March. It looks to be well worth the wait. The four seat, V6 powered automobile, can enter a lake or ocean at 15mph and increase speed up to 44mph. On land, the vehicle is capable of taking you anywhere, with a highway ready maximum speed of 80mph. Of course trying to put the vehicle on the market has come with federal complications. WaterCar has worked its way around these regulations by offering the vehicle incomplete, requiring the buyer to install the engine and a few drivetrain components. For that wonderful offer, the Panther will cost you just over $100,000. The company can have the vehicle put together for you, charging a fee to an outside company to install the finishing pieces for a higher cost of $135,000. What’s $30,000 to have it delivered in one piece, am I right? The Panther does come with a few headaches (if installing its engine’s wasn’t migraine-inducing enough). The automobile is required to be registered as both a car and a boat in every state. Regulations for it vary depending on where you live, so you’ll have to do your research. But even with all the hassle and cash, let’s be real. This thing is awesome. No more towing a boat to the lake; just drive right on in. You don’t have to pay to dock your boat either. Forget stressing about where to store it. You don’t even have to exert energy in moving heavy coolers, fishing poles, and what-not from the car to the boat. It’s all just there for your availability. You just... Keep on driving. It makes me feel inspired. I feel like a kid again; like anything is possible. I feel like I’m finally in the future.

Feel free to send Nick an email anytime about his weekly column, or any leads you have for underreported stories he could write about, to NickSnipsMail@ Gmail.com

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SKILLET PORK CHOPS WITH ORANGE SAUCE 3 large navel oranges 2 teaspoons orange zest 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning 2 teaspoons cumin 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1/2 teaspoon honey 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 4 4-ounce boneless pork chops, 1/2-inch thick, trimmed 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 large fennel bulb, cored and thinly sliced 1 medium onion, chopped 3 cups baby spinach 1. Remove the orange skin with a zester or use a vegetable peeler to remove thin strips of orange skin (the zest) without the bitter white pith. If you’re not using a zester, chop the orange skin finely and place it into a medium-sized bowl. Reserve some orange segments for garnish, if desired. 2. Squeeze the orange juice into the bowl. Stir in the lemon juice, 1/2 tablespoon poultry seasoning, 1 teaspoon cumin, pepper, honey, cornstarch and cayenne pepper. Set the bowl aside.

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1. Name the last two teammates to each strike out 240 or more batters in a season.

3. SCIENCE: What does an oologist study?

2. What was the most walks Nolan Ryan gave up in a game in which he tossed a nohitter?

4. QUOTATIONS: Who said, “Little strokes fell great oaks.”

3. Which college football team has made the most BCS-bowl appearances?

5. ANATOMY: What is a verruca?

4. Magic Johnson holds the NBA record for most consecutive games with 10 or more assists. How many was it?

6. Geography: What is Europe’s longest river? 7. MUSIC: Who composed music for the first three Harry Potter movies? 8. TRAVEL: Australia spans how many different time zones? 9. PSYCHOLOGY: If someone suffers from mysophobia, what is he or she afraid of? 10. COMICS: What is the name of Garfield’s canine companion?

5. Name the two teams that have made the NHL playoffs every season since the 2004-05 lockout. 6. In 2013, Mikaela Shiffrin became the second person to have won three World Cup slaloms at age 17. Who was the first? 7. How many of WBC heavyweight boxing champion Vitali Klitschko’s 45 wins have come by knockout?

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1. Name the song that has the subtitle “In a Rock and Roll Band.”

1. Is the book of Proverbs in the Old or New Testament or neither?

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2. Which band originally released “Smokin’ in the Boys Room”?

2. What did Moses sprinkle toward heaven to produce boils on the Egyptians? Water, Locusts, Ashes, Manna

3. Name the singer-songwriter who released the “Tea for the Tillerman” album.

3. In Revelation 4:6, who had a vision of a sea of glass like unto crystal? John, Peter, Thomas, Simon

4. Which band released “Sunshine of Your Love” and “White Room,” and when? 5. Name the song that contains this lyric: “He’s got a girl named Jane with no last name, Kinda homely and plain, but he loves her just the same.” (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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4. Who became the 12th apostle replacing Judas Iscariot? Mordecai, Stephen, Matthias, Timothy 5. In which book’s 13:23 does it ask, “Can a leopard change its spots”? Ecclesiastes, Jeremiah, Hosea, Micah 6. From 1 Kings 9:15, who built the walls of Jerusalem? Ezekiel, Rahab, Jael, Solomon (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

people whom he’s never met. It’s a big dumb stinker. It was released in the UK a while back, and only trotted out for an American release for the pre-summer blockbuster lull. The movie tries to carry this whole conflict about Moore losing her faith in the divine, but I’m not ready to take philosophical or spiritual cues from a movie this lame. “56 Up” -- This documentary is sort of a check-in. It’s part of a series that began in 1964 with “7 Up,” in which 14 seven-yearolds were interviewed about their lives and dreams. Every seven years since then, the same researcher has made a new documentary. Now those kids are 56-year-olds. Footage from earlier installments and the times in between are molded into short narratives. It’s strangely compelling to see strangers -- not actors, not family, nobody special -grow up and experience life.

“Tai Chi Hero” -- This is the sequel to “Tai Chi Zero,” a goofy, special-effects laden trip into a parallel world where martial arts equal magic. Our hero, Lu Chan, comes to the village of Chen, where everyone is a martial-arts master. The villagers at first refuse him because they don’t teach their martial art to outsiders -- and he’s kinda dumb. Lu Chan is welcomed into the community after he uses his mysterious powers to stop bad guys from building a railroad through Chen. This, I should say, is a silly movie. Not in a particularly good or bad way -- just odd and full of spectacle. I also should mention that a magic horn sprouts from Lu Chan’s head when his powers are activated. This detail and many other oddball subplots are left wide open at the close of the film. “The House I Live In” -- This documentary takes a broad look at the War on Drugs, and manages to drive it all home with hu-

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man elements. Through interviewing judges, inmates, cops and families, the documentary puts faces on all sides of the issue. The resulting image is astounding; prison populations grow while nothing is done to fix the cycle that keeps sending people into the world of dealing and using. Keeping people locked up has become too profitable for anything to be done. While the arrests and prison sentences overwhelmingly fall upon the poor and ethnic minorities, the film makes the case that this is everyone’s problem.

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Chester in the United Kingdom, be glad you’re not from Wales. In that town, the law says that any Welshman found within the city walls after sunset may be shot with a longbow.

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by Samantha Weaver • It is still not known who made the following sage observation: “The difference between ‘involvement’ and ‘commitment’ is like an eggs-and-ham breakfast: The chicken was ‘involved’; the pig was ‘committed.’” • If you wanted to use fossil fuels to equal the amount of energy released by the sun onto the Earth, you’d have to burn 550 billion tons of coal every day. • Lightning isn’t solely a phenomenon of Earth: Astronomers have noted lightning bolts on Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Venus. • In 1915, the average annual income for a family in the United States was $687. • You might be surprised to learn that the name Adam isn’t actually a proper name in the classical Hebrew language; it’s a generic term for a human being. • If you’re planning a visit to the village of

• In Germany, cacao was used for medicinal purposes long before it was used to make chocolate. • It is, perhaps, unsurprising that the first duty-free airport shop -- those favored sources of tax-free liquor -- was in Shannon, Ireland. • It was in the very early years of the 20th century when, in his “Devil’s Dictionary,” Ambrose Bierce defined a corporation as “an ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility.” • In Alabama, every purchase of a deck of playing cards is subject to a special 10-cent tax. Those who sell the cards must pay a $1 to $3 license fee. *** Thought for the Day: “When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” -- George Washington Carver (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) It’s a good time to let those favorable comments about your business dealings be known to those in a position to be helpful. Don’t hide your light; let it shine.

JULY 1, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Before you adventurous Arians charge right into those new projects, take a little time to learn where you’ll be going so you can avoid getting lost before you get there. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your time is devoted to career demands through much of the week. But Venus, who rules your sign, might be planning how (and with whom) you’ll spend your weekend. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Don’t be put off by the surprising turn in the way your project is developing. You’ve invested enough time in it to know how to make all the necessary adjustments. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The work week goes smoothly for the most part. But a weekend visit to a place in your past could hold surprises for your future, especially where romance is involved. LEO (July 23 to August 22) A sudden attack of shyness for the usually loquacious Lion could be a sign that deep down you’re not sure enough about what (or whom) you had planned to talk up in public. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Deal with that job-related problem on-site -- that is, at the workplace. Avoid taking it home, where it can spoil those important personal plans you’ve made.

SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Avoid added pressure to finish a project on deadline by steering clear of distractions. To put it somewhat poetically: Time for fun -- when your tasks are done. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) You might be uneasy about an offer from a longtime colleague. But before you reject it, study it. You might be surprised at what it actually contains. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Deal firmly with a difficult family matter. It’s your strength they need right now. You can show your emotions when the situation begins to ease up. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A recent dispute with some co-workers might not have been completely resolved. But other colleagues will be only too happy to offer support of your actions. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Let go of that Piscean pride long enough to allow someone to help you with a surprising development. That could make it easier for you to adjust to the change. BORN THIS WEEK: Your willingness to open up to possibilities is why people like you are often among our most popular political leaders. (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATIONS: WHO DIED AND MADE THEM BOSS? © June, 2013, Lisa Welch Stevens, Attorney at Law P.C.

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omeowners’ associations (“HOAs”): people either love them or hate them. I deal with them both personally, as an owner of a home and lot that is located within one of the largest and most active HOAs in the State of Colorado, and professionally, as an attorney who represents developers and builders who are trying to construct homes on lots located within HOAs. Sometimes I am the attorney who “creates” them, in the sense of drafting the legal documents that bring them into being. HOAs are, in effect, membercomprised non-profit corporations, which have, by contract, some of the rights, powers, and responsibilities one commonly associates with local government. They can levy fees and assessments against members or lots (similar to “taxes” or “mill levies”),

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they can rule on certain disputes among the members (like “courts” or “law enforcement”), and they can regulate construction, remodeling, landscaping, etc. on lots located within the community governed by the HOA (like municipal, county, state or regional building departments). The powers any particular HOA has over its members and the lots located within the HOA community can vary widely, and are determined by the Declaration governing the HOA and its community.

To answer the question posed by the title of this article, while no one “dies” making an HOA the “boss” of a homeowner, the Colorado state legislature did pass a series of laws – the Colorado Common Interest Ownership Community Act (the “Act”) – that empowers developers to create HOAs at the time they are developing a new community. Before an HOA can be created, the common interest ownership community (the “Community”) it will govern must be created. A developer files plats and related documents with the county in which the Community will be located, with a legal description of the land that will be included within the Community, and showing how that land will be subdivided into lots, common areas, roads, etc. This is submitted to the county for approval. To create the Community the developer has an attorney draft a declaration of covenants, conditions, easements and

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restrictions (the “Declaration”), setting forth a variety of requirements, terms and conditions for the Community, and the HOA that will later govern the Community. The developer then is the “Declarant” of the Community, and as such has certain rights and powers over the Community, until a stated time when the HOA will take over.

within it, and the requirements imposed on the owners of any land located within the Community. This is true even if someone buys a lot in the Community and was never warned or informed that that lot is located within a common interest ownership community, or subject to the powers (or whims) of a Declarant or an HOA.

The Declaration has to include a legal description of all of the property that will be included in the Community, with a plat showing the layout of the Community. Once the Declaration is recorded with the county clerk and recorder, the Community legally exists. And, as the Declaration has been so recorded, under Colorado’s title statutes anyone and everyone is deemed to have actual notice of the fact of its existence, the land included

Next week I will discuss the types of power HOAs can have over builders and owners of homes in their communities.

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1. “I’m Just a Singer,” by The Moody Blues in 1973. It was released as a b-side single with “For My Lady.”

You want to clone yourself? Now wouldn’t that be just like you! Two hats were hanging on a hat rack in the hallway. One hat says to the other, “You stay here, I’ll go on a head.” I was caught studying the periodic table in English class. It was an elementary mistake.

2. Brownsville Station, in 1973. The song went to No. 3 and was their biggest hit. Motley Crue’s 1985 cover reached No. 16, but it was their first Top 40 hit.

Some people’s noses and feet are built backwards: their feet smell and their noses run.

3. Cat Stevens, in 1970. The 1971 film “Harold and Maude” contained four tracks from the album, including the single “Tea for the Tillerman.”

It’s a fact, taller people sleep longer in bed.

4. British rock group Cream, in 1967 and 1968 respectively. Eric Clapton joined Cream after a stint with The Yardbirds. 5. “Gitarzan,” a novelty song by Ray Stevens in 1969. The character lives in the jungle and forms a band with Jane and a pet monkey.

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