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Volunteers clean up the Santa Fe Trail

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Photos by Bernard Minetti.

Below: Members of the Pikes Peak Wildfire Prevention Partners and other volunteers who are working on the Santa Fe Trail wildfire mitigation project. Many of them work for companies including Anderson Tree and Stump Removal, Forest Keepers Tree Care, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Wildland Fire Suppression Crew, the Colorado Springs Fire Department, and other groups dedicated to wildfire mitigation.

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Below: Phil Vallejo, a volunteer who works for Anderson Tree and Stump Removal of Colorado Springs, trims dead foliage and branches from brush and trees along the Santa Fe Trail. 

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Below: District Park Ranger for the Pikes Peak Ranger District, Brent Botts, who coordinated the effort.

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Triview Metropolitan District, Sept. 15: Fixed-rate bond refinancing approved

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Below (L to R): Robert Fisher and Steve Remington sign papers for 30-year fixed rate bond sale. Standing are John Self of Wells Fargo Brokerage Services and bond counsel Kristine Lay of Kutac Rock. Photo by Jim Kendrick.

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5 candidates for 4 seats

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Below (L to R): Mark Pfoff, Gail Wilson, Jeff Ferguson, Dave Cloud, and Robb Pike. Photo by Harriet Halbig.

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Monument Board of Trustees, Sept. 8: Trustee Tim Miller resigns

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Below (L to R): Sept. 21: Former Trustee Tim Miller receives a certificate of appreciation from Mayor Travis Easton. Photo by Jim Kendrick.

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Below: Tri-Lakes Cares Executive Director, Debbie Swanson, discusses homelessness issues at the Sept. 8 Board of Trustees meeting. Photo by Jim Kendrick.

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Monument Board of Trustees, Sept. 21: Gingrich appointed to succeed Miller

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Below: Sept. 15, Monument Police Chief Jake Shirk addresses the Citizens Police Academy. Photo by Jim Kendrick.

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Beacon Lite Road Improvements Community Meeting, Sept. 22: County officials get residents’ input on road upgrade

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Photos by Jim Kendrick

Below: County Engineer Andre Brackin (L) ) addresses the Beacon Lite Road Community Meeting Sept. 22. 

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Below: County Commissioner Wayne Williams (R) address the Beacon Lite Road Community Meeting Sept. 22.

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Below: A portion of the Beacon Lite Road concept. Provided by El Paso County.

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the PDF file of the Beacon Lite Road concept. This is a 494 Kbyte file and will take about 3 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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Pikes Peak Regional Water Authority, Sept. 16: Authority focuses on connection to Springs Utilities

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Below (L to R): Paul Rochette and Tom Binnings of Summit Economics. Photo by John Heiser

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September Weather Wrap

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Below: On a warm Labor Day, Kylee Wildasin of Glenealge was able to enjoy a neighbor’s slip and slide. By the end of the month the Tri-lakes area had days of freezing temperatures,snow, and rain. Photo by David Futey.

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Monument Art Hop concludes another successful year

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Photos by David Futey

Below: Leslie Bernsen

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Below: Mary Stern and Laura E. Reeve

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Dakota Blonde returns to TLCA, Sept. 12

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NEPCO discusses HOA legal issues, Sept. 12

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Below: Renowned attorney Lenard Rioth is addressing legal issues faced by homeowners’ assocation at the NEPCO meeting, Sept. 12. Photo by John Heiser.

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Woodmoor Business Fair, Sept. 13

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Photos by Elizabeth Hacker

The Woodmoor Business Fair Sept. 13 drew about 25 vendors representing everything from real estate, home repair, health insurance, dog sitting and animal care, to jewelry sales. Below: Jan Santino displaying Silpada jewelry. 

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Below: Real estate agent Claire Boyton of the Platinum Group displaying homes for sale in Woodmoor. 

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Below: Warren Santino talking to a man about insurance. 

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Tri-Lakes Cares’ thrift shop grand opening, Sept. 18

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Below: Preparing to cut the ribbon during the grand opening of the Hangers Thrift Shop are (L to R) David T. Van Ness, Executive Director of the Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce; El Paso County District 1 Commissioner, Wayne Williams; Debbie Swanson, Executive Director of Tri-Lakes Cares; Sandy Bauers, store manager; Scott Campbell, President of Tri-Lakes Cares; Ken Valdez, Chamber Board member and Farmers Insurance executive; Jack Fry and John Anderson, Tri Lakes Cares board members. Photo by Bernard Minetti.

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Monument Hill Sertomans clean up I-25, Sept. 19

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Photos and information by Bob Wickham, Highway Clean-up Chairman.

Sertoma volunteers Ed Thomlinson, Jim Murphy, Rich Schlueter, and Judith Thomas cleaned up I-25 between County Line Road and Highway 105. Monument Hill Sertoma conducts these clean-ups twice each year in the Fall and the Spring.

Below: Ed Thomlinson

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Below: Jim Murphy and Rich Schlueter

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Below: Judith Thomas 

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Concert in the Park series receives Governor’s Award

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Below (R-L) Sweet Revenge, consisting of band members Hal Young, lead guitar and vocals, Evonne Young, lead vocals, Woody Woodworth, rhythm guitar and vocals, and ‘Doc’ Shiffer, filling in on bass guitar this evening, closed out Monument’s Concert in the Park series. Photo by David Futey.

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September and October library events

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Photos by Harriet Halbig

Below: Cassandra Marshall and Norman Black of Challenger Learning Center. 

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Below: Nathan Hollenbaugh and Marcus Lyons meet the storm troopers.  

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Below: PPLD Trustee Kathleen Owings and Associate Director for Adminstration John Courtney answered questions. 

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Palmer Lake Historical Society, Sept. 17: Local videographer documents history

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Below: At the Palmer Lake Historical Society meeting Sept. 17, producer/director Jim Sawatzki discusses his video Here Lies Colorado Springs, which covers the life of Helen Hunt Jackson. Photo by Bernard Minetti.

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Taste the wine, smell the roses

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Below: Perusing the silent auction offerings at the 2008 Wine and Roses event. Photo by Bernard Minetti.

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Haunted Mines opens

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