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Dramatic ice rescue

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Below: Dramatic ice rescue by the Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District (TLMFPD) on Feb. 9 of a large dog that had fallen through the ice on Lake Woodmoor. Firefighter participants included Patrick Dougherty, Marcus Matthynssens, and Lt. Ryan Graham. Other assisting firefighter personnel included Monty Vawter and Janaka Branden. Pulling the rope to bring the animal and rescuers to shore were Capt. Chris Mola, Battalion Chief Lovato, Tony Tafoya, Mike Smith, Jake Villa, and Mike Rauenzahn. Photos by Kate Horton. See page 22 for TLMFPD coverage.

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PPRWA divided over coalition

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Below: On Feb. 17, Frank Jaeger, manager of the Parker Water and Sanitation District and head of the Colorado-Wyoming Coalition, presents his plans to the PPRWA for a project to bring water from the Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Photo by John Heiser

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Monument Board of Trustees, March 1: Change in staffing for Triview requested

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Below: Chief Jake Shirk of the Monument Police Department introduced the town’s newest police officer, Bob Steine, and his family to the Monument Board of Trustees on Feb. 1. Photo by Jim Kendrick.

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Below: At the Feb. 1 Monument Board of Trustees meeting, Monument Police Chief Jake Shirk announced that he is running for El Paso County Sheriff. At the Mar. 1 board meeting, Shirk said he appreciated all the support he has gotten for his campaign. He also noted that a Monument police officer has completed all required truck inspection training and will start checking heavy trucks on Monument roads. Photo by Jim Kendrick

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Woodmoor Water and Sanitation Board, Feb. 11: Board votes to join wastewater council; Nasser honored

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Below: Benny Nasser, president of the Woodmoor Water and Sanitation Board, receives an award from the Joint Use Committee for his work on updating their organizational agreement. Presenters are Bill Burks of the Tri-Lakes Water Treatment Plant and Dale Smith, chair of the JUC. Photo by Harriet Halbig

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Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District Board, Feb. 24: Subcommittee formed for union liaison

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Below (L to R): TLMFPD Chief Denboske congratulates firefighter Mike Keough, Battalion Chief Bryan Jack, firefighter Franz Hankins, and firefighter Rudi for their outstanding performance in the Jaws of Life rescue of a vehicle occupant on Highway 105. Photo by Bernard Minetti.

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Lewis-Palmer Special Education Advisory Committee, Feb. 10: Superintendent responds to position statement

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Below: District 38 School Superintendent Ray Blanch addresses the committee. Seated on the right is Special Education Director Mary Anne Fleury. Photo by Harriet Halbig.

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Snapshots of Our Community

TLWC honors past presidents, Feb. 4

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Photo and information provided by the Tri-Lakes Women’s Club.

Below (L to R): Current Co-President, Yvonne Jennings; Past Presidents: Debbie Bielanski, J.J. Kaelin, Jackie Timura, Terry Franz, Peggy Lilly, and Junette Pearson; and in the back are Co-Presidents Elect Lisa Simms and Gerrie Maixner.

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TLWC holds travel seminar, Feb. 10

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Photos by Harriet Halbig

Below: Olga Hellwig of Global Travel Unlimited Vacations from Highlands Ranch explained cruise options at her table.

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Below: Marge Suazo of Maximum Cruise and Tour, left, and Dayna Carnival of Carnival Cat & Canine Care LLC have a partnership—Dayna will care for your pets as you cruise.

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Below: Ann Sentman promotes the Pine Forest Antique Show, to be held at Lewis-Palmer High School on April 25-26. 

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Sammy Dee’s blues electrify TLCA crowd, Feb. 13

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Below: Sammy Dee at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Feb. 13. Photos by David Futey

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Wedding Showcase at the TLCA, Feb. 21

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Below (L-R): J. T. Cline, Nikki McDonald, and Bill McDonald of the Pinecrest Event Center and Lodge were among the 26 businesses that participated in the Tri-Lakes Wedding Showcase. The Pinecrest staff served a trio of meat dishes to attendees of the event. Photo by David Futey. 

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Below: A wedding fashion show was among the activities held during the Tri-Lakes Wedding Showcase. Photo Courtesy of Mountain Hi Photography.

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Lake Ice hosts troops for fishing on Monument Lake

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Below: Front Row: Fort Carson Soldiers. Back Row (L to R): Bill Miller, Rod Smith, and Dave Bryant. Photo and information provided by Bill Miller.

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Woo returns to TLCA, Feb. 27

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Photos by David Futey

Below (L to R): Wendy Woo and Robin Hoch.

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Below: Sydney Rose.

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February and March library events

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Photos by Harriet Halbig

Below: KKTV Meteorologist is introduced by children’s specialist Julie Simmons.

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Below: Zoey Sailer, assisted by LaKeisha Blackmon, learns about conservation of momentum during the Olympics program.

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Below: Cheri Walsh, Marilyn LaRue, Dick LaRue and Cynthia Zook were among the guests at the Valentine Tea.

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And from the Winter Festival...

Below: Kate Bibighaus (Princess Leia) and Darth Vader at the library.

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Below: Artists from Monart decorated the windows—pictured are Maddy Wood, Alexandra Avery, Naomi Wood, Natalie Wood, Tessa Avery, Connie Avery and Samantha Lassiter.

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Below: Deborah Worthey and sons Seth and Nathan light up the lobby on Friday evening.

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Palmer Lake Historical Society meeting, Feb. 18: The rebirth of Old Colorado City

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Photos by Bernard Minetti.

Below: Retired Army Col. David Hughes has been instrumental in the growth and restoration of Old Colorado City. He is a returning speaker to the Historical Society and has an in-depth knowledge of the history and events surrounding Old Colorado City

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Below: Society Vice President Al Walter is a member of the Steering Committee formed to orchestrate the Rocky Mountain Chautauqua for 2010. Your help is needed as a volunteer. He can be reached at 719-559-0525.

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Palmer Lake Historical Society Chautauqua meeting, Feb. 22: Historical Society begins Chautauqua planning

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Below: The Palmer Lake Society Chautauqua 2010 Steering Committee and volunteers during their first get together. On the far end of the table are Steering Committee members, from left, Ron Heard, Al Walter, Mary Meyer, and Phyllis Bonser. Help is needed to make this year’s Chautauqua as successful as the 2009 event. Photo by Bernard Minetti.

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