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ISSUE 644 • MARCH 3, 2014
o you ever feel like every time you turn around, there’s something new in the technological world that’d being advertised as that thing you really need and shouldn’t be living without? Your computer was new when you bought it six months ago but now there’s something new that’s just been released that makes your laptop look like the massive desktop computers you used to play “Oregon Trail” on in grade school. The screen isn’t removable and doesn’t double as a tablet or it’s not light as air with double the memory. Technology just seems to move too fast to keep up with. But Snippetz just couldn’t let some of these new inventions slip by without giving them a nod for their ingenuity. So we’ve compiled information about some of the newest gadgets on the market to astonish you as they did us!
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These Andriod-based glasses are “monocular augmented reality devices.” In laymen’s terms, they’re really cool glasses that feature a display, video recording capabilities and wireless connectivity. They come with preinstalled apps that can record and play back high definition video images and pictures. It’s like wearing a camera on your face and who wouldn’t like that? The glasses feature Bluetooth technology so they can be paired with other Bluetooth devices. They also create a type of situational awareness through the use of GPS and integrated headtracking capabilities (say that three times fast).
The Livescribe Echo Smartpen is something many of us probably wish we had in college when we were scribbling away during lectures only to find out we couldn’t make out what we had written. It allows you to record audio while taking notes so you never have to rely on those illegible notes again. The memory storage holds up to 800 hours of audio, charges through your computer through a USB connector and allows you to connect to smartpen apps so you can easily navigate through the audio files you’ve stored.
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The Cobra Tag sensor attaches to your keys, laptop bag, purse or whatever you want to keep from being stolen. The sensor communicates with a free app you can download to your smartphone which reminds you if you leave your tagged item behind. But it also works the other way around. You can use the Cobra Tag to find your smartphone, too. Simply tap the button on the tag and your smartphone rings. Use the app on your smartphone to make the Cobra Tag ring. You can also use the Cobra Tag’s PhoneHalo app to lock your phone so your personal information can’t be stolen if your phone ever is.
This innovative sound system allows you to take your iPod or iPhone outside and blast your music to drive your neighbors crazy in a whole new way! The system features eight speakers and a 22W output with bass boost so you can enjoy the tunes on your device while outside . . . and because the unit has a 72-square-inch monocrystal solar panel, the whole system can be fully charged in just five hours of direct sunlight. The lithium ion battery can provide up to eight hours of playback time and it charges your iPod or iPhone
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NISSAN 3E We know, this sounds like it must be a car, right? It’s not, although it is made by the Nissan Motor Company. The Nissan 3E is actually a monocle-style eyepiece that shoots video and adds augmented reality information to what you’re seeing. The purpose: to provide customers an enhanced way to shop for a vehicle by providing additional information on the device for the viewer to peruse while checking out a specific car. Who’s to say this won’t become the new way to shop not only for cars but for everything? It might be helpful to have those nutritional labels right there in front of your face on your monocle than having to scan for what’s in your favorite breakfast cereal.
SKULLY P1 All you Harley riders out there, this one’s for you. Made by Skully Helmets, the Skully P1 is a motorcycle helmet with a camera built onto the back of it to provide 180-degree viewing capabilities. Inside the helmet, the Heads-Up Display illuminates your blind spots and shows navigational information. The helmet has GPS mapping capabilities and the built-in Bluetooth lets you The Latest Gadgets... Continued on Page 3
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SLEEPOW The Sleepow is a memory-foam pillow that plays calming low-frequency beats through built-in speakers to help reduce stress and ease you into a deep, relaxing sleep. It comes with pre-loaded sounds but you can add your own favorite sounds through the built-in mp3 player.
FLIR ONE For all you budding James Bonds out there, the FLIR One was created just for you! It attaches to your iPhone and allows you to see infrared light. Basically, it provides thermal imaging for anyone willing to pay for it who doesn’t want to lug around heavy equipment. You can do some serious top secret spy missions with this puppy . . . but you have to wait until this spring for it to be available.
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GOOGLE CONTACT LENSES Using the concept of the regular contact lens, GoogleX developers have created these contact lenses that allow diabetics to continually check their glucose levels through a tiny processing chip, a specialized glucose sensor and an antenna that is thinner than a human hair. The sensor detects glucose levels in the wearer’s tears by taking readings once per second and the transmitter sends the readings to an external device to allow for constant monitoring without the finger-poking most people have to endure.
SMART WIG That’s right. Sony has recently filed for a patent application for a smart wig. Supposedly, the wig will contain sensors, communications functionality and “an actuator for tactile feedback.” They say the wig could be used as a navigation tool for the sight-impaired by sending out ultrasound signals to detect objects. It will then alert the wearer through vibrations or small electric shocks. Sounds pleasant.
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It sounds completely crazy but Google has been working to obtain a patent that links skin tattoos to mobile devices. Why? Well, the patent application says that the tattoo, probably located on a person’s throat, could act as a microphone, a transceiver for wireless communications and an energy supply. Maybe you can charge your phone through your throat tattoo . . .?
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CRAZY OR CANDID? by Nick Yanez
ost people hear a conspiracy theory for the first time and completely dismiss it. Whether it sounds too ridiculous to be true, the facts don’t line up, or the person telling you is not-all-there, usually these leaps of idealism stretch far past our realm of logic. But then, you could find yourself looking further into it. With enough internet support and Youtube videos out there, I’ve come to find that any conspiracy theory can start to feel true if you spend enough time researching it. They can throw inconsistencies and very wise speculation at you. They can skew facts left and right; before you know it, you’re one of them. They got you! Who are they exactly? Well, they can be anyone who challenged the thinking of society on big events throughout history. You’ve at least heard some rumblings about this stuff before. There’s countless conspiracy theories about all different things throughout US history – Area 51, The Kennedy Assassination, 9/11, Osama Bin Laden; the list goes on and on. Recently a secret military fortress was uncovered underneath notorious California prison Alcatraz. To the knowledge of almost everyone, the military base built underneath the island has been destroyed long ago. But alas, a team of Texas A&M researchers discovered the underground military structure still standing by using ground penetrating radar. When asked by media affiliates about the find, and what the base used to be, Texas A&M professor Mark Everett explained that, “from 1850 to 1907 was the era of Fort Acatraz”. Indeed, professor. It turns out that the military base had primarily been used during the Civil War as a line of defense. Its location wasn’t exactly in the midst of battle (the base never saw a shot fired, in fact). Due to the lack of action and Island-setting, it stood as a safe haven for confederate sympathizers who denounced the federal government. The fort was believed to be destroyed when the main prison building
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Turns out that’s not the case. With radar revealing tunnels that date back to before 1915, we now know the structure was never fully destroyed. This leads some people to believe that the military has been using the base all along! What’s hilarious is that this base was proven to exist just a few months after people were reportedly trying to sneak out of tour groups while at the prison to find a secret room underneath the island as portrayed in the 2012-2013 Fox drama Alcatraz. Maybe J.J. Abrams knew something we didn’t and that’s the real reason the show was cancelled? Doubtful, but the discovery has brought up a lot of questions.
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It just goes to show, once again, that we can make something out of nothing. Actually, I’m impressed what the internet has enabled people to do based on what was a seemingly small news story. In a month or so, there will probably be an entire website dedicated to theories about this underground prison. In my estimation, this story just makes an already interesting place even more fascinating.
Eggplant - Start from seed around the middle of March and wait to transplant until there is no chance of frost. Melons - Start seeds indoors around the end of April and transplant after there is no chance of frost. Melon roots are also fragile so plant carefully.
My recommendation is that you ignore the crazies. Take the story for what it is and just put some trust in the medi- ah, who am I kidding? Read everything and anything that tells you the media is lying. Basically, a career in journalism is just learning how to lie without getting in too much trouble.
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So I say read the conspiracy theories and wild accusations. Take it all in. I mean, someone has to hold the media accountable after one of these stories eventually turns out to be totally false. Someone has to lead the revolution. You can never be sure if they’re being honest with you. Take for example this story – can you honestly say right now that I didn’t just make the whole thing up?
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LONELINESS: THE CONSTANT HEARTACHE WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR LONELINESS? By Dr. Ron Ross
“What do you do that causes her to treat you that way?” was a question my counseling professor, Fr. Dr. Robert McEniry (Creighton University), taught his students to ask in a marriage counseling situation. The question presupposes that the responsibility for what happens between married partners is on each of them, not just one of them. A lonely person should ask a similar question: What do I do that causes people to treat me the way they do? All emotional healing begins with selfinventory and an acceptance of personal responsibility for who you are, how you act, and what happens to you. First, look within. Listen to what you tell yourself about yourself. If you constantly agonize over your worthlessness and your inability to make friends, you are your own worst enemy. You defeat yourself before you begin. Your very thoughts deter personal growth and the development of social skills. Your next step out of loneliness is to develop the habit of positive self talk. It will not be easy because it has taken you years of practice to be perpetually down on yourself. Listen carefully for words such as “I can’t” or “It’s too difficult,” or “I tried that once and it didn’t work.” Your actions are a result of your thoughts so if you keep telling yourself you cannot do this or will not go there, you can’t and you won’t. Change your conversation about yourself and you will discover a happier, friendlier self than you have ever known. Now take it a step farther. Examine every aspect of your life. Take an objective look at how you dress, move, talk, groom yourself, etc. Do you look
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lonely? Do you walk lonely? Do you talk lonely? If you do, guess what? You are going to be lonely because you broadcast to everyone nearby, “Stay away from me! I don’t want or need your friendship.” People who walk around with a “poor me” attitude never attract friends. People want to be around others who smile, laugh and bring joy to every conversation. Now the really BIG step: Change something. Fix something. Transform yourself from being boring to charming; from uninformed to well informed; from nobody to somebody; and most important, stop being a victim. Walk like you are important, offer your opinion and speak it with confidence. Take full responsibility for your own life and situation. Stop being the victim and begin to think of and present yourself as a victor. Try it for a week and see what happens. Try it for 90 days and you will change your life forever.
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consequences), that child grows into an adult who continues that belief until the belief is healed. As a result of the belief, the person continues self-punishment. That is self-judgment, self-anger, and selfurrently, many are seeing an denial. That can manifest in several increase in anger in people. different ways and, many times, will One can drive down I-25 and manifest differently with women see an increase in road rage. One than men based on society set gencan go to the store or place of busi- der role standards. ness and see an increase in angry attitudes. One can see an increase in When a person has realized that anger in oneself, friends, relatives, he or she has significant anger, for and close family members. whatever reason, then that person is ready to begin healing it, assuming Many perceive that anger is normal. the desire to heal is present. Many In discussion about negative anger, carry a false perception or belief it is not normal. Negative anger is that anger is a protection from more judgmental anger. It is an accus- hurt. It is not. Negative anger coning, blaming, and hateful anger. It is tinues to empower the hurt of past common, but not normal. A state of judgment and shame from childnormal is joy, passion, and peace- hood. Anger can also develop as a fulness, though not entirely com- result of lack of parental bonding mon. What keeps people in a state and emotional indifference. For this of pain, a state of anger? issue, Protection From Self Tai Yi treatment can assist. When a child is taught that he or she deserves punishment, espe- This treatment is for those who encially if that punishment was harsh, gage in self-punishment, guilt, and that child develops the belief that self-anger. It also works for ones he or she continues to deserve pun- who punish themselves in the dream ishment. The concept is taught that state. Ones who wake up depressed, ‘bad deeds’ deserve punishment. It anxious, or angry could have been would be more beneficial to teach punishing themselves during sleep. consequences, rather than punish- This is also good for people who ment. A consequence is simply an self-sabotage, which is another outcome to an action. There is no form of self-punishment. judgment around it. Punishment carries judgment. It teaches shame and self-anger. Eventually, that anFor additional information, ger is projected inward, as well as please contact: Tami Urbanek outward.
Will it be easy? Of course not, and your biggest hurdle will not be the other people in your office, the friends who have abandoned you, or the grumpy neighbor next door. The biggest barrier to solving your loneliness problem will be YOU! “I know I need to change” repeated as a lament will leave you lonely and discouraged. It is not just enough to know, you must act and take the first steps required to move from where you are, to where you need to be. That is the challenge I give to you today.
I know change is scary, even positive change. But I also know this: You can change your life for the better when you no longer blame others and as you take responsibility for who you are and how you think and act. Please send me your comments on this article and let us talk about solutions for loneliness! Additional columns on this subject are available on: www.RonRossToday.com Do you have a tale of loneliness or other comments on this column? Share them with Dr. Ross by sending him an email: Dr.Ross@RonRossToday.com. ©2014 Dr. Ronald D. Ross All Rights Reserved
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â€˘ On March 6, 1475, Michelangelo Buonarroti, the greatest of the Italian Renaissance artists, is born in the village of Caprese. His most important early work was the Pieta (1498), which showed the body of Christ in the lap of the Virgin Mary. He extracted the two perfectly balanced figures of the Pieta from a single block of marble. â€˘ On March 8, 1862, the Confederate ironclad Virginia wreaks havoc on a Yankee squadron off Hampton Roads, Va., when it attacked the U.S.S. Cumberland. Other Union ships fired back, but the shots were, in the words of one observer, â€œhaving no more effect than peas from a pop-gun.â€? â€˘ On March 3, 1931, President Herbert Hoover signs a congressional act making â€œThe Star-Spangled Bannerâ€? the official national anthem of the United States. In 1814, Francis Scott Key composed the lyrics after witnessing the massive overnight British bombardment of Fort McHenry in Maryland during the War of 1812.
â€˘ On March 4, 1944, Louis â€œLepkeâ€? Buchalter, the head of Murder, Inc., is executed at Sing Sing Prison in New York. Lepke was the leader of the countryâ€™s largest crime syndicate throughout the 1930s. His downfall came when several members of his notorious killing squad became witnesses for the government. â€˘ On March 9, 1959, the first Barbie doll goes on display at the American Toy Fair in New York City. Barbie was the first massproduced toy doll in the United States with adult features. Barbieâ€™s appearance was modeled on a doll named Lilli, based on a German comic-strip character, and originally was marketed as a racy gag gift to adult men. â€˘ On March 5, 1977, the Dial-a-President radio program, featuring President Jimmy Carter and CBS news anchorman Walter Cronkite, airs for the first time. Approximately 9 million calls flooded the radio studio during the two-hour broadcast. â€˘ On March 7, 1987, Mike Tyson defeats James â€œBonecrusherâ€? Smith to unify the WBA and WBC heavyweight titles. At age 20, Tyson became the youngest undisputed heavyweight champion in boxing history.
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while on the treadmill because the music is good.
MID-WINTER WORKOUT STILL GOING STRONG
’m actually working out on a daily basis this winter. Unlike prior winters, where I could always find an excuse to avoid going to the gym -- it’s cold, it’s snowing, it takes too long to get there and back -- I’ve finally figured out how to get around my own faulty reasoning. A few months ago I wrote about purchasing a small manual treadmill, hoping that this would finally do the trick for me. I’ve put the treadmill in the living room (it leans up next to the wall when not in use), along with a selection of hand weights on the end table next to the lamp. And it works. While it’s not a full gym workout, it’s still a bit of exercise. I can watch the television while I walk, and have even used the seniors walking workout CD
The small hand weights have been useful, but I’m ready to upgrade to slightly heavier ones. Hint: Start with light weights, or you might get discouraged and not use them at all. The wrist and ankle weights have been used only a few times, as they can cause joint pain if put on the wrong place. For the wrist weights, it lessens the stress on joints if used farther up the arm, say halfway to the elbow. And ankle weights need a lot of padding underneath, but still won’t stay in place if walking. They do work for seated leg raises, however.
So, there’s my mid-winter workout report. How are you doing with your workout resolutions? They say that if you can keep something going for 21 days, it can become routine.
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WISDOM AND WEALTH MASTER MIND GROUP Repeats 1st Thursday of every month. 6:30 to 8:30 pm Lifting Spirits 755 Highway 105 Suite C Palmer Lake TOWN OF MONUMENT BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING Town Hall Board Room 645 Beacon Lite Rd., Monument, CO 3/3/14 6:30 pm The Town of Monument Board of Trustee Regular Meetings are held on the first and third Monday of each month. Meetings falling on a holiday are generally held the first Tuesday following the holiday. Please find an agenda here http://www.townofmonument.org/ meetings/board-of-trustees/ or at the Post Office. Palmer Lake ArtGroup presents: SYMPHONY IN COLOR ART SHOW March 21 – March 23, 2014 at Mountain Community Church 643 Highway 105-Palmer Lake, CO Reception: Fri. March 21, 5PM–7PM
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’m a Southern girl, so corn muffins and cornbread are a big part of a complete meal around our house. I have a wonderful recipe for cornbread from “scratch” when I have time to make it, usually on weekends. On weekdays, I reach for my trusty blue box of Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix. Jiffy mixes are produced by the Chelsea Milling Company, operated by a family whose roots in the flour milling business date back to the early 1800s. “We have been milling flour here in Chelsea for over 120 years,” says company president Howdy S. Holmes. His grandmother, Mabel White Holmes, developed and introduced the company’s first prepared baking-mix product, Jiffy Baking Mix, in the spring of 1930. It now offers a variety of Jiffy mixes from muffins, brownies, cakes and frostings to pizza, pie crusts and their best-selling corn muffin mix. The company is built on a simple recipe -offer customers the highest-quality ingredients at the best price possible. “I think our consumers appreciate what we do, and that’s to offer value,” says Holmes. Thanks to Chelsea Milling Company’s success, Holmes says he’s reluctant to mess with the business model. “Everyone’s always in a hurry to change things,” says Holmes. “If something works, recognize you shouldn’t change it. You need to polish the system or the process from time to time, but if it works, leave it alone.” Chelsea Milling Company is a complete manufacturer. The entire operation is located in Chelsea, Mich., and its product is shipped out to all 50 states, as well as some foreign countries through the U.S. military. “Anytime you outsource something, there’s a profit number that doesn’t get calculated. So we make our own boxes; we store our own wheat; we mill our own flour; we do our own packaging; we do our own mixing; we do our own logistics,” says Holmes. Thanks to its in-house manufacturing, Holmes says Chelsea Milling is able to save money and pass on those savings to the
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1. For the stew: Brown ground beef, onion, garlic, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper. Drain off any excess fat. Stir in tomato paste and brown sugar; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Add tomatoes with green peppers, and the corn, and simmer for 10 minutes. 2. For the dumplings: Combine muffin mix, corn, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Stir in egg and milk, and mix until blended. Drop by tablespoon on the bubbling stew. Cover and simmer 1520 minutes. Makes 6 servings. (For more recipes, visit www.jiffymix. com)
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1. Is the book of Sinai in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. In Exodus 32, who confessed the building of the golden calf to God? Abraham, Moses, Noah, Aaron 3. On what mountain did Elijah challenge the prophets of Baal? Zion, Horeb, Pisgah, Carmel 4. From 1 Corinthians 13:13, what is the greatest of virtues? Faith, Hope, Charity, Forgiveness 5. What king of Gerar took Sarah from Abraham? Agag, Abimelech, Abijam, Ahab 6. Who owned the field where Ruth gleaned? Boaz, Bildad, Bartholomew, Benjamin (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.
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1. Hairless or smooth 2. The Wellingtons 3. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” 4. Speech, religion, press, peaceful assembly and the right to petition government for redress of grievances. 5. 31 states and one federal district 6. “Love Me Tender” 7. Mosquitoes 8. German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel 9. Ecclesiastes 8:15 10. Auguste Piccard
1) Neither 2) Moses 3) Carmel 4) Charity 5) Abimelech 6) Boaz
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1. Michigan, in 1984. 2. Toronto’s Roger Clemens, in 1997. 3. Larry Csonka (1971-73) and Ricky Williams (2002-03). 4. Coppin State, in 2008. 5. Chris Osgood (Detroit), Martin Brodeur (New Jersey) and Damian Rhodes (Ottawa). 6. Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Matt Kenseth, Tony Stewart, Kurt Busch, Carl Edwards, Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick. 7. Seven -- Margaret Court, Chris Evert, Steffi Graf, Billie Jean King, Helen Wills Moody, Martina Navratilova and Serena Williams.
1. Emerson, Lake & Palmer. Greg Lake had written the song when he was 12 and pulled it out when they needed one more song for their debut album. 2. Peaches and Herb, in 1978. 3. The 1961 song by Jimmy Dean told the tale of Big John, a large miner who saved the others when the mine caved in. 4. Gene Pitney, both in 1963. 5. “Little Boxes,” written by Malvina Reynolds in 1962 and made world famous by Pete Seeger a year later. Seeger, a folksinger, political activist and environmentalist, died in January 2014 at age 95. “Little Boxes” was a poke at suburbia and middle-class conformism.
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hen you check your credit-card statements every month for thefts, your eyes likely scan down the column of figures for large amounts that indicate scammers have used your card for major purchases. If you see a relatively small amount, only a few dollars, you might not investigate it even if you don’t remember making the purchase. The Better Business Bureau has put out a notice that some of the credit cards that were stolen over the holidays have had a specific amount charged -$9.84 -- on millions of cards, calling it a new scam. But it’s not new. This small-amount scam has been going on for years. In the beginning, scammers would order a small item from an online drugstore then cancel the shipment once the card was verified as being good. Why would scammers charge small amounts? From the scammers’ point of view, it’s still lucrative. If you charge 2 million credit cards and only put $2.50 on each one for your fake company, you still net $5 million. And using the smaller amounts makes it less likely that the thefts will be noticed, and the scam can continue for longer. Mostly, however, these small amounts are tests
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he Palmer Lake Historical Society invites the public on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at 7:00 P.M. to the Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent, Palmer Lake, CO 80133, as Terry Stokka presents a documentary of the Black Forest fire of 2013. Terry will discuss the causes that led up to severe fire danger and take you through the days of the fire and the ongoing recovery. This is a compelling story of heartbreak and survival,
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as well as a glimpse into the positive spirit of the people of Black Forest who are rebuilding in surprising numbers, considering the devastating damage to their homes and community.
TRI-LAKES RELAY FOR LIFE TO HOLD KICKOFF EVENT
n Saturday, March 15th, the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Tri Lakes will ofﬁcially get underway as event volunteers and participants gather at Bass Pro Shops for a kickoff rally to launch their fundraising efforts for 2014. The rally will feature speakers from the community who have beneﬁtted from the funds raised at Relay and will honor cancer survivors. This also will be the ﬁrst opportunity to register a team and/or commit a sponsorship for the overnight event to be held on August 2 – 3 at Lewis Palmer High School. WHEN – March 15th, 2PM – 4PM WHERE – Bass Pro Shops, 13012 Bass Pro Drive, Col Springs, CO 80921 Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl and Grill (Inside Bass Pro Shops) The world’s largest grassroots fundraising movement, Relay For Life,
Terry is the Chairman of the Black Forest History Committee. Because of the historic impact of this event on the residents of Black Forest and the surrounding areas, the Black Forest History Committee had the foresight to document this tragedy for future generations. This is a cautionary tale for all of us that live in Colorado’s woodlands. This event is free and refreshments will be served after the presentation.
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