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Palmer Lake Volunteer Fire Department receives matching grant from Modern Woodmen of America

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Below: During the Palmer Lake Town Council meeting Jan. 14, Jack and Ginger Frank (Far right), representing Modern Woodmen of America (MWA), present a $5,590 check to the Palmer Lake Volunteer Fire Department. The check is a matching grant the MWA funded as part of the fire departmentís Chili Supper fundraiser held Nov. 28. Proceeds from the fundraiser are used to maintain the Palmer Lake Star. Photo by David Futey. See article below for coverage of the meeting.

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Pikes Peak Regional Water Authority, Jan. 20: Dissension arises over Woodmoor districtís actions

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Below: Map from the Woodmoor Water and Sanitation Districtís Web site, www.woodmoorwater.com

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Monument Sanitation District Board, Jan. 21: Wakonda Hills project on winter break

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Below: The Upper Monument Creek Water Quality Management Association met on Jan. 27 in the Woodmoor Water and Sanitation District conference room and approved Monument Sanitation Districtís site application for two small lift stations that are to be installed on the southwest corner of Wakonda Hills by the Santa Fe Trail later this year. The lift stations will serve a small number of homes that cannot be served economically by gravity lines. (Clockwise from left): Jason Meyer, GMS, Inc.; Mike Poeckes, Donala Water and Sanitation District; Hope Winkler, Woodmoor Water and Sanitation District; Anthony Pastorello, Academy Water and Sanitation District; Randy Gillette, Woodmoor Water and Sanitation District; Bill Burks, Tri-Lakes Wastewater Treatment Facility; Duane Hanson, Palmer Lake Sanitation District; Steve Sheffield, Triview Metropolitan District; Mike Wicklund, Monument Sanitation District; and Dave Frisch, GMS, Inc. Photo by Jim Kendrick

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Donala Water and Sanitation District, Jan. 27: District prepares for May 4 election

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Below: Jan. 27, Donala board President Dennis Daugherty (L) congratulates Robert Hull for being named employee of the quarter. Photos by John Heiser.

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Monument Board of Trustees, Jan. 19: Town employees can donate vacation time to Haiti

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Below: A.B. Tellez, owner of Rosieís Diner with his family in Town Hall on Jan. 19 after receiving a plaque from the Monument Board of Trustees honoring him for his restaurantís Thanksgiving dinner open house. He and his staff prepared and served free meals to over 100 Tri-Lakes area seniors. Photo by Jim Kendrick.

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Below: Assistant Town Clerk Claudia Whitney describes leave donation plan of Monumentís town staff to raise money for the Red Cross to use for Haitian relief efforts at the Board of Trustees meeting on Jan. 19. The board authorized employees to donate up to four hours of leave pay, which could raise up to $5,000 in donations. Photo by Jim Kendrick.

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Palmer Lake Town Council, Jan.14: New fire chief sworn in

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Below: With members of the Palmer Lake Volunteer Fire Department seated behind her, Shana Ball takes the oath of office for PLVFD fire chief position. Ball took the oath during the Palmer Lake Town Councilís January 14 meeting. Photo by David Futey.

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Below: A bassoon quartet from the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony (CSYS) takes a bow after playing for the Palmer Lake Town Council and those in the audience at the councilís Jan. 14 meeting. At the meeting, Mayor John Cressman read a proclamation that recognized the 30th season of the CSYS. Photo by David Futey.

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Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District Board, Jan. 27: Board discusses revenues, expenses

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Below: Fire Marshal Curtis Kaufman (center) presents statistics for fire prevention, education, and inspections in 2009. To his left is Chief Robert Denboske. To his right is Firefighter Elliot Link. Photo by Bernard Minetti.

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Doewood Gate meeting, Jan. 13: Citizens comment on future of controversial road gate

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Below: Photo taken in 2006 of the Doewood controversial gate. Photo by Chris Pollard.

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Art Matters: Porkbusters: Public art you can support for "free"

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Below: Perception of Freedom by Janet Sellers and Glenn Hayes. Installed at the new Monument Town Hall.

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Snapshots of Our Community

Communications Auxiliary occupies new facility

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Below: From left are Paul Swanson, Mike Skinner, Joyce Witte, Tom Gill and Bob Witte. Not pictured are Elliot Link and Fred Godfrey. All are volunteer members of the Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District Communications Auxiliary. They are available at a momentís notice to put the communications center into operation should an emergency require their services. Photo by Bernard Minetti.

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Donala holds community meetings, Jan. 13-14

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Below: At the community meetings held Jan. 13 and 14, Dana Duthie, Donala Water and Sanitation District General Manager, presented the districtís plans to connect to Colorado Springs Utilitiesí water system and answered questions. About 100 people attended the meetings. Photo by John Heiser. See the Donala article.

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Below: This exhibit, shown at the community meetings, identifies planned changes to Donalaís water infrastructure. The district intends to place a measure on the May 4 ballot to ask district voters to approve up to $20 million in additional indebtedness to pay for the changes. Exhibit provided by the Donala district.

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the exhibit as a PDF file. This is a 3.6 Mbyte file and will take about 22 minutes to download using a dial-up modem. Click here for help with PDF downloads. To view and print the file, you will need to download and install the free Acrobat Reader Program.

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Blood drive at Tri-Lakes Cares, Jan. 19

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Photos by Frank Maiolo.

Nurse Practitioner, Jackie Sward, one of the medical coordinators of the Tri-Lakes Blood Drive, said they have blood drives with Penrose St. Francis every eight weeks. Sward said the blood collected in this community, stays in this community. The next blood drive will be in March. Below: The Blood Vessel at Tri-Lakes Cares.  

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Below: Volunteer blood donor, Larry Oliver, and Penrose St. Francis nurse, Amy Perez.

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Drabkin and Brooks charm TLCA audience, Jan. 23

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 Photos by David Futey

Below Annie Brooks.

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Below: Rob Drabkin.

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Recycling at the TLCA, Jan. 30

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Below On Jan. 30, the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts (TLCA) hosted its 2nd Annual Recycling Event and Fundraiser in partnership with BlueStar Recyclers of Colorado Springs. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tril-Lakes area residents were able to drop off a range of electronics products for a nominal charge. Pictured (L-R): TLCA Bookkeeper Janet Morris, BlueStar Recyclers Operations Manager Arnie Navarro, TLCA Executive Director Susan Adams, and BlueStar Recyclers President Bill Morris are pictured with some of the items dropped off during the day. Net proceeds from the recycling went to the TLCA.

Morris said BlueStar is an end-of-life recycler and that the items received today would be broken down to various componentss so they can be properly recycled. This type of recycling helps to reduce the amount of lead and other heavy metals entering into a landfill. There are 8-12 pounds of lead in a television or monitor screen. Large items like televisions can quickly Ďageí a landfill as they are not readily compactible and do not easily degrade.

Information on BlueStar can be found at www.bluestarrecyclers.com. If you missed this opportunity to drop off your electronics. Information on upcoming events at the TLCA is at www.trilakesarts.org. Photo by David Futey

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All glass show at TLCA

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Below: During the month of January, the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts (TLCA) held its first ever all glass show. From jewelry to lamps, and a variety imagery on stained glass, the main and Lucy Owens Galleries were filled with colorful pieces by 25 artists from the Tri-Lakes area and Colorado Springs. Steve and Corky Watt, members of the TLCA gallery committee and owners of 2-Watts Creative in Monument, chaired the show. The Wattís are shown with one of Corkyís contributions to the show, Underwater Fantasy. Photo by David Futey.

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Kinney named Monument Hill Sertoman of the year

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Below: Don Johnson presented the "Monument Hills Sertoman of the Year" award to Eddie Kinney on Dec. 12 for his determination, patience, persistence, and accomplishments. Kinney has participated in nearly every aspect of club service from highway cleanup to the 4th of July parade. Some of the leadership positions heís held are Chairman of: Salvation Army bell ringing, Publicity, Corporate Sponsorship, and Membership, as well as Vice President of Programs and Ways and Means. Photo by Warren Gerig.

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Fundraiser held to help fight child blindness

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Below: Mary Russelavage, of Cops for Kids, shown with Parker Ebaugh, organized a very successful 12-hour bowling and live auction fundraiser at Pinz Bowling Alley to help fight child blindness in honor of Parker. Please send donations to Cops for Kids, P.O. Box 725, Monument, CO 80132-0725. Photos and information provided by Parkerís parents Natalie and Lucas Ebaugh.

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Below: The event featured appearances by Denver Bronco cheerleaders Nicole Moore (L) and Christina Puglisi (R) and four musical performances by Matt Martinez, Shannon Roberts with Upriziní Entertainment, The Orchid Riot, and Rated "M." 

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January and February library events

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Photos by Harriet Halbig.

Below: Paws to Read dog Sequoia enjoyed stories with a young patron.

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Below: Megan Roscoe got into character while awaiting her performance at the Pooh party at Palmer Lake.

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Below: Patron Charlotte Lawson (age 1), held by Branch Assistant Linda Fuqua-Jones, dressed up to come to the Pooh party.

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Below: Marissa Jones and JoLynn Patterson of the District 20 Home School Academy and Michelle Flower of the Tri-Lakes Home School Support Group shared views with a patron at the Home School Resource Fair.

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Historical Society holds annual dinner, election

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Photos by Bernard Minetti.

Below: The January meeting of the Palmer Lake Historical Society was highlighted by the Annual Potluck. Pictured (L to R): Phyllis Bonser, PLHS president,;Linda Larson, Refreshment Committee member; and Mary Meyer, who is known for her directing of the vintage clothing presentation in early 2009. All are beginning their walk down the food line at the PLHS Annual Potluck.

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Below: This table of attendees appears to be happy with the fare.

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Below: Mary C. Smith provides background music for the potluck. She is a resident of Liberty Heights retirement center.

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